Building the budget

While spring and the April budget vote may seem a long way off, the administrations on both the municipal and education sides have begun placing some focus on the upcoming fiscal year (FY21) that begins July 1, 2020. Over the coming months the administrations will review perceived needs in formulating their budget requests to be submitted to the Boards of Selectmen and Education.

Registrars’ calendar review

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2020, is the suggested postmark deadline for mailed voter registration applications in order to switch political party to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Primary on April 28, 2020

Holiday Gift Sale at Granby Public Library

For the month of December, the Friends of Granby Public Library will have books and DVDs for gift giving this holiday season. There will be a number of items for children and adults with a variety of different areas of interest, such as, gently used holiday CDs, DVDs and books, unopened jigsaw puzzles, tote bags, coffee table books, and other items great for stocking stuffers Many of the items will be wrapped up in holiday ribbon ready for gift giving to that special someone at reasonable prices.

Petitioning candidate wins a seat on the BOS

Unlike other offices, when running for First Selectman, state statute provides the losing candidates with the opportunity to join the pool of candidates running for Board of Selectmen.  Each voter is allowed to cast one vote for the First Selectman but can only cast two votes for Board of Selectmen, even though there are four openings.

A Cossitt Tradition: Holiday Gift Book Tree

“A Book is a gift you can open again and again.” —Garrison Keillor

Please help Cossitt’s Friends continue its holiday tradition of providing children’s books to include in Granby’s Department of Social Services annual holiday gift packages for families.    

The Holiday Gift Book Tree, decorated with gift tags noting each child’s age and gender, will be on display starting Saturday, Nov.

Youngest Voter

Granby’s youngest voter in the Nov. 5 election was Zachary Yoder, pictured at left with his dad, Merle. Zachary used Election Day Registration (note the cherry red ballot) because at the regular registration deadline of Oct. 29 he was still 17. Submitted photo