Regardless of party, I think most Granby residents can agree that our proud town has often been overlooked when it comes to the decision makers in Hartford. New leadership in the capitol is in Granby’s best interest in both the short and long term, and that is why Amanda Webster is the right person to represent the 62nd District when voters go to the ballot box in November.
The legislators in Hartford are totally out of touch with their constituents. Families struggle with stagnant wages, rising healthcare costs, and Eversource rate hikes, while inflation eats away at any minor gains made.
As we closed down the house and prepared to retire for the night on July 16, we heard an animal noise coming from somewhere along the path between our house and our neighbor’s. Sensing some concern, my wife Lisa left a message for Jennifer Abalan (Animal Control).
I thank the residents of Granby for all of their support during my seven years as the Director of Recreation and Leisure Services for the Town of Granby. I will be leaving my position here at the end of June and I will take with me many wonderful memories of special events such the Flashlight Egg Hunts and Trunk or Treat at SBP and the popular Comedy Nights at the Holcomb Farm North Barn Pavilion.
The Farmington Valley VNA Granby Food Bank staff and volunteers want to express their appreciation to Granby Public Works for its efforts in conducting the May 22–24 Fill-A-Truck event. The Food Bank received 75 bags and boxes of items, overflowing its collection area.
We recently tried to take our grandchildren fishing at Christensen’s Pond on Wells Road, a beautiful place where adults and children are welcome to walk and fish. Because of irresponsible, lazy dog owners, the pond’s shore and approach were littered with piles of dog feces.
It has been a privilege to watch Amanda Webster as a candidate for Connecticut’s District 62 representative. She has shown commitment to meeting with, talking with, and understanding the residents of the four towns she hopes to represent.
I am angry and extremely disappointed with the actions of both the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen regarding the property at 107 East Street. Please note that this anger is not directed at either the Vaughan or the Hayes families, who have both been subject to false accusations and animosity.
There is only one way to move forward with respect to the broken RFP process regarding 107 East Street. The Board of Selectmen must invite Westmeadow Farm back to the RFP process and confirm that from this point on, the procedure will be governed by fairness. At that point, Westmeadow’s proposal should go to a Town vote.