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Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

Welcome to the Drummer’s first issue this autumn! During the past several months, we’ve successfully completed our transition to a new editorial team and we’re excited to continue bringing Granby’s news to you in print, on our website and on social media.  

We are immensely grateful to our advertisers, both those who have supported us for decades and those who have recently signed on. Still, as wonderful as these advertisers are, you simply can’t run a newspaper on advertising any more. The Drummer is operating at a deficit for the fourth year in a row.  

Local news is something we take for granted until it’s no longer there. We’re working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen in Granby. We’re focused on controlling costs, and we’ve applied for and received community grants. We’ve also raised our advertising rates modestly. The Drummer receives no funds from the town and, as a nonprofit, we depend on over 40 dedicated volunteers. Now, we’re also asking for your help. 

Our goal is to close our operating deficit (see accompanying graph) before the end of the year, and we deeply appreciate the donations that we have already received from some of you. Please donate online by using our Donate Now button at the top of this page. Mail your contributions by check made out to Granby Drummer, P.O. Box 165, Granby, CT 06035, or email us at to donate by credit card. All donations are tax deductible. Many heartfelt thanks for your generosity. 

Please stop by our booth at the Chamber of Commerce’s Celebrate the Valley on Sept. 23 in Salmon Brook Park. We’d love to chat and thank you in person. Always feel free to contact us if you have news to share or comments about our coverage.  

Thanks so much! With your help, we’re looking forward to a spectacular year. 

Board of Directors of Citizens for a Better Granby, publisher of the Granby Drummer. 

Kathy Norris, Chair 

Dave Tolli, Vice Chair 

Karen Cleary, Treasurer 

Flo Bischoff, Secretary 

Carol Bressor 

Roger Hayes 

Rebecca Mikus 

Sam Mikus 

Lew Noble