Celebrating milestones, new beginnings

Welcome our new Town Manager, Erica Robertson. After 20 years working in Farmington Town Hall, most recently as Assistant Town Manager, Robertson was offered and accepted this important leadership position and started work here on Sept. 20.

Granby Road Race celebrates its 50th

Robert Flanigan and his drone captured the start of the 50th Granby Road Race on Sept. 18. The runners left the starting line on Route 10, heading to the center of town, led by a Granby PD vehicle with lights flashing.

Thank you, Granby

I want to thank the people of Granby for the opportunity to be your First Selectman for the last eight years. I have been fortunate to work with a great group of professionals on the Board of Selectmen over the years and wish to thank Sally King for being the best Vice Chair anyone could ask for.

New town manager appointed

Erica P. Robertson of Avon has been appointed Granby’s next town manager, effective Sept. 20. She replaces John Ward who served as town manager from July of 2017 until his passing in March of this year. 


Chairman David Watkins presented the final report of the Long-Term Recovery Committee (LTRC). The LTRC met the three-part charge assigned by the Board of Selectmen: to ascertain the unmet needs of the community and develop methods to recover; to coordinate federal, state and local government resources; and to create mitigation and reasonable risk reduction programs and policies.

News from The Works

Transfer Station hours: In addition to Saturdays, the transfer station will be open Wednesday mornings (8 a.m. to noon) through Nov. 17.

Thank you, Granby Community Fund

For some, times of difficulty are ever present, as families live paycheck to paycheck; for others, tragedy strikes unexpectedly because of an accident, job loss, serious illness, or even death of a family member. To the extent that funds are available, The Salvation Army responds to unusual situations when people would otherwise fall between the cracks.

Cultured meat pet food

I was happy to learn there will soon be options available for those of us who want to feed our pets without harming other animals. I’m talking about pet food made from cultured meat.

The Democrats and TCI

As some of you might know, the Democrat Legislative majority and Gov. Lamont failed to pass The Climate Initiative (TCI) bill during the regular session. They may try again during a Special Session.