GRANBY DRUMMER SEPTEMBER 2017

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Autumn in Granby Means AppleFest at First Church

<b>By Linda Betsch</b><p>Celebrate autumn in Connecticut at AppleFest, hosted by the First Congregational Church, located at 219 N. Granby Road! On Saturday,</b> …

New England

September BOE Candidate Forum

<b>Registrars</b><p>In honor of National Voter Registration Day, candidates running for the Granby Board of Education on the November ballot have been invited …

Government

Governor’s executive orders could decimate municipal aid

<b>By Michael B. Guarco,<br>Chair, Board of Finance</b><p>As the new state fiscal year opened on July 1, high drama intensified in Hartford. Governor Malloy took …

Residents opposed to town’s use of RoundUp

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><p>At the Aug. 7 meeting of the Granby Board of Selectmen, resident Marge Goslee requested that the town look into the Public Works …

Glyphosate

Town manager institutes spending freeze

Also pulled would be funds from the Mashantucket and Pequot Funds (distributions from the state casinos) and the Municipal Revenue Sharing Account, …

Quebec

High School Report

<b>By Tim Nolan<br>Fall Sports Preview</b><br>Fall athletics have begun at the high school. Consistent with CIAC rules, football was the first team to hit the turf …

High School

Granby Field Hockey earns silver at Nutmeg Tournament

<b>By Taylorann Vibert</b><p>The Granby Memorial High School Field Hockey Team competed in the Connecticut State Nutmeg Games, held at Veterans’ stadium in New …

Quebec

2017 Granby teacher of the year

<b>By Christopher Tranberg</b><p>The Granby Public Schools proudly recognized Joy Cloukey as the 2017–18 Teacher of the Year at the district’s closing …

Teaching

Upper classman offers freshmen advice

<b>Camden Robertson</b><p><b>1. Don’t be scared!</b> Freshman year is undeniably a new experience, but remember that your entire class is in the same boat! And …

College & University

Friends of Granby Public Library host 35th annual used book sale

<b>By Carole Bernard</b><p>The backpacks are getting dusted off and flip-flops are going into the back of the closet, but the volunteers who put on the annual …

Quebec

Newest Salmon Brook veterinarian glad to be back home

<b>By Shirley Murtha</b><p>Samantha Marquis McNamara knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the tender age of six years. Not just a childhood dream, the …

Pets

Meals-on-Wheels serves homebound residents

If you’re looking for a way to become more active in the community, consider becoming a Meals-on-Wheels driver. McLean’s Meals-on-Wheels drivers help …

First Church and South Church sponsor compassionate conversation on race

<b>By Linda Calder</b><p><i>“The greatest problem is not with flat-out white racists, but rather with the far larger number of Americans who believe</i> …

Native Americans

Local cyclist bikes to raise money to cure cancer

<b>By John R. Nieb</b><p>On Aug. 5 and 6, Terry Nolan of West Granby biked 192 miles in the Pan Mass Challenge to help raise $48 million for research and …

Cancer

Adventure Club hikes Outer Island

<b>By Lori Blackburn</b><p>Thirteen seniors, part of the Adventure Club from the Granby Senior Center, braved the 90-degree heat to hike Outer Island, part of …

Hiking

Granby Agricultural Commission hosts Open Farm Day

The Granby Agricultural Commission is sponsoring a free Open Farm Day on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Farms will open their gates to …

Farming

Maple View Farm — Granby’s #onestopshop for local food

“Most people don’t realize we have so much land right here in the center of town. They see horses up front and watch us teaching lessons and summer …

Quebec

See and hear the Marquis of Granby

<b>By Madeline Christensen</b><p>The Marquis (mar-kwis) of Granby has been on the road and busy this summer. The corps participated in several events including …

Quebec

Carving out a life in birds

<b>By Tim Nolan</b><p>Paul Morrissette sits on his back deck. It is an early morning in May 2010. The chorus of life echoes from the dense woods beyond him. He …