Affordable Housing Plan needs to pause

Granby’s recently appointed Town Manager, Erica Robertson, wrote in the March edition of the Drummer: “My staff and I will have a road map for getting Granby to where we want to be in the future.” I understand that there has been some controversy on social media as to what was meant by Robertson’s statement.

Affordable housing plan needs a closer look

Connecticut’s Section 8 statute has been equitable in providing low-income families with rent and affordable housing. We do not need section 8 30-J or G, Public Act 21-29 (aka House Bill 6107).

Educational reform in our Connecticut schools

There are many facets to educational reform, but they originate primarily from one source—parents and, yes, grandparents as well. The concern is that what today’s youth are experiencing in their academic curriculum regarding books on sexual reference and Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Riding the Bus: Granby to Hartford

Imagine, for a moment, your perfect community. What does it have? Public transportation, a good education system, parks, public works, restaurants, shops and businesses? These are all things that make our communities prosper and make us, their citizens, happy.

Depraved Indifference

The depraved indifference law and legal definition is: “To constitute depraved indifference, the defendant’s conduct must be so wanton, so deficient in a moral sense of concern, so lacking in regard for the life or lives of others, and so blameworthy as to warrant the same criminal liability as that which the law imposes upon a person who intentionally causes a crime.”

Wear red on Equal Pay Day

Recognize Equal Pay Day and wear red on March 24 to symbolize how far women are “in the red” with their paycheck. This is the point in the new year to which a woman must work to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year.