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.

Granby people celebrated

Granby celebrated, for different reasons, the departure of a number of unique people and/or institutions who have enriched the town over recent years and who can be emulated but never replaced. Permit me to acknowledge them.

Thanks for puzzle sale support

On behalf of The Friends of Cossitt Library, thank you for supporting the jigsaw puzzle sale that was held earlier this summer at Cossitt Library. The puzzle sale was started several years ago by the late Bobbie Sullivan and we are happy to continue the tradition.

Cemetery manners, please

Something new has been happening at our lovely Granby cemetery this summer. People are deadheading their flowers and pulling yellowed leaves and weeds and leaving them under the water spigots.

Support for June 4 referendum

I’m writing to voice my family’s support for the upcoming June 4 referendum regarding the bridge repairs and school projects. The bridge repairs are obviously crucial for access to adjoining roads in town, and their infrastructure must be repaired and maintained immediately.

Thank you from Dr. Addley

As you may know, after 11 years as the Superintendent of Schools, and 21 years in the district, I will be leaving Granby this summer to assume a new professional opportunity serving as the Superintendent for Darien Public Schools.