February 2010

Monthly Archive

Parking Ban in Effect as of 12 am February 24th - Schools are Closed

Posted by Sgt O on 24 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: general


The parking ban has been put into effect as of 12am. This means there is no on street parking allowed. The parking ban will be in effect until further notice. Schools are closed today.

2010 Dare Basketball Camp Dates Set

Posted by chief on 22 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: general


The 16 th Annual DARE Basketball Camp will be held  on the following dates:  July 12-16 Grades 6 & up  &    July 19-23 Grades 3-6 (grades as of 9/2010)   Note that 6th Grade can attend either session ( BOTH if there is room!)  cost $40. per ($35 2 $30 3rd child/same family)  Camp hours are 9 am to 3 pm daily. No child will be denied an opportunity to play due to financial hardship- just contact Chief Barry.  Applications available on line HERE

James Laflamme Named Newest Part time officer

Posted by chief on 17 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: general


Ptl. James Laflamme has been appointed as the departments newest part-time police officer. James is a Granby resident and has been working as a part-time dispatcher here in Town. He is also employed as a full-time police officer with springfired College.

February 16- Parking ban in effect

Posted by admin on 16 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: general


On Street parking not allowed until further notice- Let’s hope the storm misses us again!

Winter Storm Warning Issued - Parking Ban in effect as of 8 am - School has been cancelled

Posted by Sgt O on 10 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: general






The National Weather Service has issued a Storm Warning for Hampshire County today. As a result of this storm warning the Parking Ban will begin at 8 am and will continue until further notice. This means that there is no on street parking allowed. Superintendent Patricia Stevens notified the police department that the schools will be closed today.

Construction Update

Posted by chief on 07 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: general


Construction of the new facility is proceeding. The antennae has been installed, the walls have been sheet rocked and are being painted.

The mezzanine in the apparatus bay is being constructed. We are moving past the “rough” stage to the finish work and are on schedule still for a June opening.

As you may have heard, we are requesting an additional $200,000 to complete construction at the February Special Town meeting.  The primary reason for the additional funds is the amount of ledge we encountered during constructon.  We have known since the beginning that there was ledge on site. The amount, however, and the cost of removal  ws an unkown. After the project was budgeted and the plans drawn we were aware that the site work cost was higher than we had anticipated. Cuts were  made where possible, and the decision was to wait towards the end of the project to make the request so that we could ask for a firm figure with the “unknowns” all accounted for. 

We think you will agree that this is a very practical and economical facility when it is completed.