After three months of Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission hearings on a permit application for a 48-apartment complex at 37 Hartford Avenue, Vessel RE Holdings, LLC, abruptly withdrew its application just prior to a scheduled Nov. 1 meeting.
At its July 12 meeting, the Inland Watercourses and Wetlands Commission received Vessel RE Holdings, LLC / Vessel Technologies’ initial application for a 48-unit apartment complex at 37 Hartford Ave. and scheduled a public hearing for Aug. 9.
In Granby, the American Legion Pancake Breakfast is synonymous with the opening day of fishing season—a maple-syrup-covered tradition anglers and breakfast lovers anticipate all year. On the second Saturday of April, you’ll find Jim Hall at the grill flipping the hundreds of pancakes served at the main fundraiser for the Shannon-Shattuck Post 182.
In June 2003, Jim Hall (pictured above) was given much-deserved recognition for his service to American Legion Post 182 and for organizing Granby’s Memorial Day parade for 33 years. This year we thank Jim for his 51st Memorial Day parade and celebration in a year that desperately needs a drum-thumping, fife-playing outing on the Green.
Memorial Day, as we traditionally celebrate it, was cancelled by COVID-19. This year the pomp and circumstance, parade, community picnic and concerts on the green were absent but our gratitude for those who served and gave their lives has not diminished.
The Drummer and the town of Granby are saddened to learn that Elaine Jones passed away on March 6, 2020, after a long illness. Elaine made Granby her home for 57 years with Jim, her husband of 53 years.
Newspaper editors agonize over the content of the front page whether it’s the New York Times or The Granby Drummer. On any given day there may be several events in play that deserve a “lead” headline and right-top placement.