May 2008

Monthly Archive

Charter Day Police/Fire softball game

Posted by admin on 27 May 2008 | Tagged as: general



On Charter Day weekend the  Granby Police and Fire Departments will play a benefit softball game.

Admission is a non perishable canned good or $1. Proceeds will go to the Granby Food Bank.

The game will be held Sunday, June 15th at 10 AM.

National Missing Childrens Day- May 25th

Posted by admin on 22 May 2008 | Tagged as: general


Sunday May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day, According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children :

Since 1983, our nation has observed May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day. First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan and observed by every administration since, May 25th is the anniversary of the day in 1979 when 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared from a New York street corner on his way to school. His story captivated the nation. His photo, taken by his father, a professional photographer, was circulated nationwide and appeared in media across the nation and around the world. Etan became the poster-child for a movement. The powerful image came to symbolize the anguish and trauma of thousands of searching families.

For nearly three decades, the search for Etan has continued. However, today, just as that day when President Reagan proclaimed the first National Missing Children’s Day, Etan is still missing. The widespread attention brought to his case and those of others eventually led to a nationwide commitment to help locate and recover missing children. National Missing Children’s Day honors this commitment by reminding parents, guardians, and other trusted-adult role models to make child safety a priority.”

TAKE 25 is a program set up to commemorate National Missing Children’s Day. Take 25 urges responsible adults to take some time to speak to children about safety issues. To help parents  and others they offer 25 tips  to make children safer:

If you need further information please don’t hesitate to contact the Granby Police Department.

Speed Trailer available

Posted by admin on 21 May 2008 | Tagged as: general

Now that good weather has returned, the Department’s Speed Trailer is available to be deployed upon request. If you are interested in having the trailer in your area, contact the Department (467-9222 or via email at and ask to have your address put on the list. Generally we leave the trailer in one location for several days. The trailer does have a very effective short term deterrent effect on speeders.

Burnett Street road work

Posted by admin on 16 May 2008 | Tagged as: general


Motorists should expect delays this morning  (Friday May 16 th)on Burnett Street due to road paving…

D.A.R.E. Graduation held at East Meadow School

Posted by admin on 10 May 2008 | Tagged as: general


Juvenile Court Clerk Magistrate Kelli Ryan DiLisio

East Meadow School celebrated its 19th annual D.A.R.E. Graduation on Friday May 9th at 1:15pm.  The 92 “graduates” listened to remarks by guest speaker Attorney Kelli Ryan DiLisio, the Assistant Clerk Magistrate of the Franklin/Hampshire County Juvenile Court. Attorney Dilisio related experiences she has had dealing with  substance abusers through her role as Assistant Clerk Magistrate, and in her former occupation, Assistant District Attorney. Associate Superintendent of Schools John Robert, Chief of Police Louis M. Barry, and  East Meadow School Principal Jim Pietras also spoke.  Essay presentations were made by students Chase Forbush,  Alexis Ouellette,  Natalie Richards, and Timothy BaiRossi. The students were congratulated by D.A.R.E. Officer Kurt Carpenter, who also reminded students that he would be available to them next year when they move to the Jr/Sr High School, in his role as School Resource Officer.

Annual Police/Senior Citizen Cookout

Posted by admin on 05 May 2008 | Tagged as: general


Ptl. Robert Dufault, (left) Sergeant Mark Smith (center) & former Officer Fran Foley prepare food

at a prior SALT cookout.


 On Tuesday, June 24, 2008. The Granby Police Department, in cooperation with the Granby SALT Council and the Granby Council on Aging, will hold our   Police/Senior Cookout at Dufresne Park. This annual event began 14 years ago to provide a way for our Senior Citizens to get to know the Town’s police officers.The officers and SALT Council Members cook and serve hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken and other cookout fare, In the past there has been crime prevention, safety, consumerprotection  and health infomration available All Granby Senior Citizens are invited to attend. Please contact the Council on Aging at 467-3239 to make a reservations. Transportation is available.  The cookout starts at 11 AM. The cookout is funded through donations and by a Grant from the Executive office of Public Safety. Any raffle prize donations would be gratefully appreciated!

S.A.L.T. Council Spaghetti Supper

Posted by admin on 05 May 2008 | Tagged as: general

The Granby S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law enforcement Together) will be holding a spaghetti supper on Thursday May 22, 2008 at the American Legion on Pleasant Street.  Granby Police Officers Kevin O’Grady and Bob Ash will give a brief presentation on Neighborhood Watch and Granby Fire Chief Russ Anderson give a brief talk on basic fire safety. Tickets are $3.00 and MUST be puchased in advance. They are available by calling the COA at 467-3239. SEATING IS LIMITED!