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Warmer weather is almost here, and the sun is setting at 7 p.m.! Enjoying the longer daylight hours and spending time outdoors is easy to do in our wonderful town. Read on for more information about activities in and around town.

The Town Registrars have been busy facilitating Early Voting days for the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary for the Democrat and Republican political parties on Tuesday, April 2, at the Granby Memorial High School community gym, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit

Granby Town Hall staff was excited to welcome Town Manager Mike Walsh. After being sworn in on March 4, Walsh had a busy schedule getting acclimated to Granby and meeting with staff here at Town Hall. Walsh’s meetings have emphasized communication with the community and collaboration between departments. Additionally, Walsh and many board members have been busy at the budget workshop meetings, preparing for the board of finance budget public hearing on Monday, April 1.

The Annual Budget Machine Vote takes place on Monday, April 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Granby Town Hall Meeting Room. The budget requires a majority of “yes” votes to pass and be in effect. Your input throughout the process, and your vote, are very important. If the proposed budget does not pass, the process is repeated until the budget is approved with a majority vote.

Granby Parks and Recreation is gearing up for the summer season with posted openings for summer camp counselors, lifeguards, concession staff at Salmon Brook Park and a waterfront director. There are also openings for seasonal groundskeepers, working out of the department of public works. Apply or find more information at

Parks and recreation has two offerings for April vacation programs: Music Camp and Granby Bears Youth Basketball. Both are co-ed.

The third annual Junk in Your Trunk Community Tag Sale event will take place at Salmon Brook Park on Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free to shop, free to swap, and $25 to set up and sell. The organizers have announced that, in addition to the well-loved community tag sale aspect, there will also be a space to swap out gently used sports equipment. Crafters and small businesses are also welcome to set up.

Parks and recreation is organizing a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 11. The bus will pick up at 7 a.m. and drop off at: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Plaza Hotel and Rockefeller Center. The pickup at the end of the day will be 6 p.m. Spots are limited and fill quickly, so please register early.

The renovations and reorganization of Cossitt Library as the Cossitt Creation Station are almost complete. There was a soft opening in mid-March, and a grand opening will be held in April. Visit for more information about this exciting event coming soon.

The Granby Public Library hosts Travel Talks several times a year, many given by residents. People interested in sharing their adventures are encouraged to contact Holly Johnson, program coordinator, at