By Cal Heminway“Ron Begansky was a friend of mine” is a predictable response one gets when remembering him with neighbors. Ron was one of those people we come into contact with all too seldom in our lives. A singular individual, he was a friend to all!His knowledge of accounting and skill as a CPA is known throughout the region. A steady stream, of friends and neighbors, especially at tax time, visited Ron in his office and elsewhere for his valued counsel and a friendly word.However […]

June 02nd, 2015

Fond Memories of Bike Barnes By Put Brown Byron C. “Bike” Barnes, one of Granby’s most colorful men, died peacefully in his sleep on April 12, 2015. Bike, also know as “Biker,” was born almost 93 years ago in his family’s center-chimney house overlooking the West Branch of the Salmon Brook. He was a sure shot, a keen tracker and an experienced woodsman. He took delight in the natural wonders he found all around him, trapping and fishing on Tudor and Laura Ho […]

In Memory of Ginny Wells

Virginia S. Wells, 93, passed away on March 27, at Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield. Before moving to Seabury in 2004 she had lived in Granby, CT, for 53 years. She was wife of the late Edward L. Wells who predeceased her in 2007. She graduated from Vassar College. During World War II she served in the WAVES. She was elected to the Granby Board of Education and served 10 years. She was elected to the Connecticut State Legislature in a special election, but, as the legislature didn’t m […]

In Memory Of…

In Memory Of … Anderson, Carolyn (Dewey), 89, December 11 Smith, Ruth (Roche), 88, March 6 Robinson, Evelyn (Wallach), 97, wife of the late Dale Robinson and Sidney Sprague, March 12 Silkey, Ernest Richard, 68, March 20 Lee, Ronald Massey, husband of Alta (Anthony) Lee, March 26 Havens, Catherine Marie, 67, wife of Charles McColgan, March 27 Campbell, Dennis W., companion of Melanie Stewart, March 28 Raggio, Edwin C., 65, husband of Maryellen (Quinn) Raggio, March 28 Lapent, Fran […]

Drumrolls May 2015

Julia Benson, a French major, and Benjamin Fetzner, a neuroscience major, were named to the fall 2014 dean’s list at Colgate University. William Lawson was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology. He graduated in December with a BFA in Medical Illustration. Charles Pfeifer, a junior majoring in neuroscience and applied music at the University of Rochester, has been named to the fall 2014 dean’s list. A GMHS graduate, Pfeifer is the son of Richard […]

Drumrolls April 2015

The following local residents made the fall 2014 dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology: Karl Gottschalk, a fifth-year student in the chemical engineering program; Andrew Heuser, is a fifth-year student in the civil engineering technology program; William Lawson, a fourth-year student in the medical illustration program, and Alice Fischer, a second-year student in the engineering exploration program. Matthew Ungerleider has been named to the fall 2014 dean’s list at Lafayette College […]

In Memory Of…

Palmer, Gerry, December 24 Peterson, David Irving, 74, husband of Marilyn Way, January 11 Stone, Kevin J., 58, January 25 Bordanaro, Donald Corrado, 74, husband of Roberta (Dunne) Bordanaro, January 31 Galinski, Maggie Louise ‘Bopchi’ (Cornell), 92, wife of the late Joseph W. Galinski, February 1, 2015 Fox Risedorf, Bette P., 81, February 3 Kirschbaum, Robert S., 97, husband of the late Terry (Strukell) Kirschbaum, February 10 Geyer, Lorraine K., 86, wife of the late John K. […]

Drumrolls – March 2015

Bill Knight of North Granby has been appointed to the Connecticut Forum Board of Directors. Knight is the principal and chief marketing officer of Adams and Knight, the award-winning marketing agency located in Avon. Nicholas Moon received a bachelor of arts in political science from Roger Williams University. Nicolette Tigno, a psychology major in the school of humanities and sciences at Ithaca College, was named to dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. The following local residents w […]

George E Tuffin

George E. Tuffin 1917 – 2014 By Carol Laun George Tuffin was the quintessential volunteer. He was involved in many aspects of town government, from constable to First Selectman. He served on town boards and on building committees for the Town Hall and Town Garage. He was a member of the Library Board. He was instrumental in organizing the Senior Men’s Breakfast and also drove the Senior Van. He was active in the First Congregational Church. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lo […]