Cumberland Farms opens new East Granby store

Cumberland Farms opened a new location at 62 Rainbow Road in East Granby on March 12. The new location is the latest store to feature the company’s innovative design, equipment and food offerings that are meant to enhance the customer experience and compete with limited-service, fast-casual restaurants.

Land Trust memorializes Dismal Brook caretaker

The Granby Land Trust and Jamie Gamble memorialize longtime property caretaker Olof Stevenson with the installation of a plaque on the bench located on the northwest corner of Stevenson Field on the GLT’s Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve.

Regan provides testimony on H.B. 6626

On March 18, Susan Patricelli Regan, president of Foxfield F.A.R.M. Foundation gave testimony to the Connecticut Real Estate and Insurance Committee on House Bill 6626, lines 71-84, which references “An act requiring insurance coverage for equine therapy for Veterans suffering from PTSD” (originally S.B. 498 proposed by Senator John A. Kissel, CT District 7).

Daybreak at the Drummer

One of the benefits of an early morning walk is being able to witness a spectacular sunrise like this.

Jen Bell joins CBG board

Kathy Norris, president of Citizens for a Better Granby (CBG), announced the election of Jen Bell to its board. CBG is the nonprofit volunteer organization that publishes the community newspaper, The Granby Drummer, now in its 51st year of operation.

New duck nest boxes installed

Granby Land Trust Board Member and photographer Dave Emery, Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve Property Steward Bob Saunders and property neighbor John Miller installed two additional wood duck nest boxes at the GLT’s Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve in North Granby during a snowstorm on Feb. 22.

Who opens a restaurant in a pandemic?

All across America, restaurants are shutting their doors. Some would argue you’d have to be crazy to consider launching a food business right now. Yet that’s exactly what one Connecticut man did.

Bee a Hero for Mother Nature

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, three-quarters of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. Climate change, habitat loss, intensive farming, and pesticides are all major contributors to losses of both native insect pollinators and commercially managed honeybee colonies in the United States.