Updated information from the Granby Police Department
There will be a Massachusetts Boating Basics Course at the Granby Public Safety Complex 259 East State St., Granby on Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23 (Thursdays). Participants must attend all four classes, from 6:30 to 9pm.
Pre-Registration is required with the Massachusetts Environmental Police 508-564-4961
Boat Massachusetts is offered to the public at no charge. The primary purpose of Boat Massachusetts is to foster safe boat operation through increased awareness of required safety equipment, safe boating practices and legal responsibilities. Students must be at least 12 years old.
Youth 12 – 15 years of age who successfully complete the course will be issued a safety certificate allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision, as required by state law. This course will also satisfy the state requirements for personal watercraft users who are 16 or 17 years of age. All graduates will be issued a Safety Certificate. Taking the class as a family is encouraged and has been proven to be highly rewarding.
To view our current course listings or to join our mailing list please visit: http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dle/boatrvsafe.htm
On Saturday, January 21st at approximately 05:18 Granby Police and Fire Personnel were dispatched to the area 49 Morgan St. for what was reported as a “fully engulfed structure fire” via a 911 call. Upon officers arrival they reported that the fire was located at 46 Morgan St. and that the only occupant of the house, at this time, and his dog were out of the house and safe. Granby Fire Personnel responded and extinguished the fire. South Hadley Fire Districts 1 and 2 were notified and provided an engine company. Westover’s Off-Base Fire Department sent an engine company to the Fire Station to provide coverage. Granby Police, Granby Fire and the Massachusetts State Police Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the fire and ruled that the cause of the fire was improper disposal of smoking materials.