New pedestrian law enacted

An Act Concerning Pedestrian Safety (Public Act 21-28) became effective in Connecticut on Oct. 1. There are two key elements to the new law.

Social Services

The focus of the Social Services Department is to coordinate existing federal, state, regional and local services, to increase community awareness of these services and to develop new programs to meet the needs of Granby residents. For more information about any of the following programs, contact Director Sandy Yost at 860-844-5351.

Youth Services Bureau

Happy Fall Granby! The Youth Service Bureau is pleased to announce some of its Fall programming. If any of these programs are of interest, please call 860-844-5355 for registration information.

Browse & Borrow

Wings Over Granby Land Trust’s Dismal Brook Wildlife Preserve: Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Holcomb Farm North Barn Pavilion. Despite its name, this new Granby Land Trust preserve is anything but dismal for lovers of winged wildlife.

Celebrating milestones, new beginnings

Welcome our new Town Manager, Erica Robertson. After 20 years working in Farmington Town Hall, most recently as Assistant Town Manager, Robertson was offered and accepted this important leadership position and started work here on Sept. 20.

Registrars

An important change from 2020—there will NOT be any mass mailing of applications this year, due to lack of state and federal funding. Thanks to an extension of the 2020 executive orders, all registered voters can opt to obtain and fill out an absentee ballot application, vote absentee, and use the black Official Ballot Drop Box located in front of Town Hall to deposit their completed applications and ballots as was allowed in 2020.

S&P’s AA+ rating gives Granby favorable financing on capital projects

This past July Granby’s town treasurer, John Adams, received word that Standard & Poor (S&P) Global Ratings reaffirmed its “AA+” credit rating and stable outlook for Granby’s $5 million series general obligation bonds that will fund the bridge and school projects approved by the town referendum back in late spring of 2019.

Browse & Borrow

With about 2,000 entries, the winners of our children, teen and adult prizes included: Abby L., Margot K., Natalie B., Wilson M., Alex U., and Kai S. (Prize 6: Frisbee Game), Sophia B., Owen B., Ty D., Chloe D., Nell G., Ryan S., Dawn B., Leala C., Coreen F., Mike G., Bill R., and Matt S. Congratulations to our winners!

Party nominations uncontested

The Republican and Democrat Town Committees met in July to nominate candidates to stand for office in the Nov. 2 municipal election, and both parties found unanimous support for their slates.