Letters to the Editor — July/August 2024

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Thoughts on DEI

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion (DEI) is destructive, excessive, an indoctrination. This letter is addressed to The Granby Drummer Editor, but there are certain Granby departments/administrations that should be on notice. DEI is not actually practiced (hypocrisy) by those who preach it, provides cover for those who have committed unwanted or unapproved actions, nor would it guarantee optimum results in filling open positions or business hires. It’s a “free pass” policy that applies to certain segments of our Granby population while shutting out prospective candidates—that’s not inclusion.

Further, I do not see Granby departments focusing on putting out bids to a divergent group of businesses run by Black/Brown/Hispanic owners and if they did, would they choose one of them as the hired hand even if they had a higher bid number?

According to an article published June 12, 2024 by the Daily Caller, “President Joe Biden’s goal of building half a million electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the United States by 2030 is being delayed by DEI requirements, according to documents and statements obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.”

Susan Patricelli Regan

Grateful for thoughtful community

On behalf of my husband Ryan, myself and my family, I would like to thank all the friends, neighbors and the local residents we have not met, for all their help in locating our dog Cheddar.

On May 28 while we were enroute home from a family vacation, our 4-year-old mini doodle named Cheddar was spooked while being let out and ran away. With the help of our diligent and thoughtful community, we were able to locate him the next morning and bring him home. Aside from many ticks, prickers and burrs, mud and roughed up paws, he recovered without any other issues. We are blessed to live in such a wonderful town, and we thank you all for helping us find Cheddar and bring him home safely.

With sincere thankfulness,

Brianne and Ryan Glenn, and the Dixon family