Vigil for Racial Justice

A vigil was held in late spring on Granby’s green in memory of George Floyd. Sponsored by Granby Racial Reconciliation, this was one of many opportunities the group provided to foster racial justice.

S&P’s AA+ rating gives Granby favorable financing on capital projects

This past July Granby’s town treasurer, John Adams, received word that Standard & Poor (S&P) Global Ratings reaffirmed its “AA+” credit rating and stable outlook for Granby’s $5 million series general obligation bonds that will fund the bridge and school projects approved by the town referendum back in late spring of 2019.

Party nominations uncontested

The Republican and Democrat Town Committees met in July to nominate candidates to stand for office in the Nov. 2 municipal election, and both parties found unanimous support for their slates.

LAFD receives Loops Rescue System

The Lost Acres Fire Department acquired a new piece of rescue equipment this year, one that horse owners hope will never be put to use. The Loops Equine Rescue System, as described from the website, is “a simplified compact lifting or drag system for horse owners, veterinarians, first responders or others to help a horse that is down or trapped.

In June, Granby lost a town treasure.

Carol Laun was the curator and archivist for the Salmon Brook Historical Society, a volunteer position she had held for decades. Although Carol was from Milwaukee, she took on the role of preserving Granby’s history as if her roots were here.

Cultured Meat

I was excited to learn an Israeli company, Future Meat Technologies, recently opened the world’s first cultured-meat factory. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals.

Democratic candidates

I am excited to endorse the incredible slate of candidates from the Granby Democratic Town Committee for municipal elections on Nov. 2. We have EIGHT candidates running in competitive races for three boards: Board of Selectmen, Board of Education and Board of Finance.