Local restaurant praised

The Drummer left out one of Granby’s restaurants by failing to mention Rancho Viego. Last I knew they had served over 40 free meals to families struggling during this epidemic and that was over a week ago.

Support for Lampert

I’m writing in support of Audrey Lampert, candidate for Connecticut House of Representatives, 62nd District. I’ve known Audrey for years.

Granby Community Fund

You may have read that the Hartford Foundation has created 29 new funds, one for each of the towns in our region, as part of its Greater Together program. Each of the new funds is called a “community fund.”

Kudos for town meetings

I want to congratulate the town’s employees and elected officials for their adaptation to the current pandemic environment. Communication has always been the cornerstone of effective local government and the timely adoption of videoconferencing enables that for Granby.

Should voters have a vote on how to vote?

The COVID-19 virus pandemic is now a primary intervenor in our 2020, and possibly 2022, elections rather than a foreign entity. In fact, if the virus blame can be squarely placed on China, rather than a collusion with Russia, then that changes the landscape for the U.S. Presidential election.

Ban fur trade

In February, activists held a rally on the north steps of the state capitol building seeking a ban on fur sales and manufacturing in Connecticut. State representatives David Michel of Stamford, Anne Hughes of Easton, Redding and Weston, Dorinda Borer of West Haven, and Mike Winkler of Vernon attended the event in a show of support.

Ban fur sales

The North American fur industry kills 4 million animals every year, according to Humane Society International. Connecticut can do its part to end this barbarism by following California’s lead and banning fur sales and manufacturing.

Bear-resistant barrels

Regarding the April 2020 issue of The Granby Drummer, page 3, Minutes of the March 2, 2020 BOS meeting, I see that 54 bear-resistant trash barrels will cost $13,708.

50th anniversary coverage

The Drummer continues to impress me with the town information it brings to readers. I read the beginning of your 50 year coverage of town events, budgets and economic information and will read the rest.

SBP Park House great for gatherings

The Gathering Room is a great place to get everyone together.  Granby Recreation and Leisure Services is not just for youth sports. In the last year, we have rented the Gathering Room at Salmon Brook Park for two graduation parties and a birthday party.