I am writing to let you know that I’ll be retiring as your Building Official in January. As I’m writing this before Thanksgiving I’ve been counting my blessings and thinking about how lucky I’ve been to have landed here in Granby for the last 12 years.

Thank you, Mike Guarco

In his article, Keeping Granby fiscally strong, (Drummer, November 2019), Chairman Michael Guarco explains clearly the mission and strategies of the Board of Finance. He should know, having joined the board in 1982 and then serving as its chair since 1989.

FOGPL Book Sale success

The 37th Annual Used Book Sale held in September resulted in our most successful one yet with over $13,100 raised by the Friends of the Granby Public Library. Nothing like a nice sunny weekend to draw a crowd.

Prepare to Vote

Election Day is almost here. As Nov. 5 approaches we, along with other Connecticut registrars, want to make sure you’re registered to vote and able to easily and successfully cast your ballot.

Support for BOE Candidates

I am writing to offer my support to Monica Logan for election to the Granby Board of Education. Monica and her husband relocated to Granby with their two young sons in part because of the reputation of the Granby school system.

Ban glyphosate

The town is once again spraying glyphosate (Roundup) in Salmon Brook Park and throughout the Town Hall complex. Glyphosate is a known carcinogen and in August 2017 the Board of Selectmen placed a moratorium on the use of glyphosate until a committee was established to investigate the herbicide and make a recommendation on its use. 

In April 2018 the Herbicide Committee concluded that the town should ban its use by the town.

Kearns Community Center

I’m a freelance writer and the mother of one small child. My husband provides much of the childcare, but he has a job as well, and often I find myself torn between the demands of work and the need to take my son out so he can play with other children.

Support for BOS candidate

In our Nov. 5 local election, I am voting for Jim Lofink, a Democrat who has been on the Board of Selectman for several years. I hope you do too.