The mid 70s brought change to the Center

Granby’s 1970s growing pains— controversial budgets, development proposals, plans for creating a commercial center in the wedge between Route 189 and Route 20, a school system with growing pains, a failed sewer system and cars lined up for blocks waiting to pump rationed gasoline all shared space on the Drummer’s front page.

A look back: The Granby Drummer: 1970–2019

In the late 1960s, CPPAC* didn’t exist; there was no financial model to predict and prepare for capital expenditures or taxes. Granby’s population was booming, and the schools weren’t keeping pace. Granby Memorial High School was overcrowded and on the brink of losing accreditation, mainly because of a lack of classrooms and support infrastructure.

Life’s a bear in Granby

Bear sightings have filled local community Internet pages for the past few weeks, raising questions about keeping these large omnivores out of yards, away from our youngsters and pets and out of garbage bins.