Special elections, doll raffle
Granby’s Girls Night Out book discussion group is noting Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by reading “Redfield Farm: A Novel of the Underground Railroad” by Judith Redline Coopey. The story is about a Quaker family in Pennsylvania who become involved in the Underground Railroad during the Civil War era.
The group will meet Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
Copies of the novel are available at the library. For information, call the library at 413-467-3320.
Tag sale rescheduled
A tag sale planned for Saturday, Feb. 9, by the Granby American Legion Auxilliary Unit 266 was cancelled and postponed until May 18.
The auxiliary will be accepting donations for the event, which will be held at the legion hall on Pleasant Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18.
The tag sale is a fundraiser. “It’s for the veterans, anything the veterans need,” said Lois Pare, the chaplain for the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Unit 266.
For information call Pare at 467-9254, Cookie Hastings at 533-8856, Lorraine Uhlig 534-0663 or Marion Roberts 467-3268.
The Granby PTO reports collecting $780 in its box-top program so far this year, up from last year’s total of $663.
The group is also participating in the Labels for Education plan and asks parents who send both labels and box tops to school with their children to separate the labels and box-tops, since the programs are separate.
More than 250 shoppers have earmarked their Big Y Supermarket Education Express points for West Street and East Meadow schools. So far, West Street has accumulated 444,100 points and East Meadow 303,000. The points can be used for a variety of items used in schools.
Particpants can sign up for the program at their local store or online at www.bigy.com/educationexpress.
Town Clerk Katherine A. Kelly-Regan reminds voters that a special primary and a special election will be held to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy left by Secretary of State John Kerry.
The special Senate primary is scheduled for April 30 and the special election will be June 25.
The state Elections Division had filed legislation to allowing the “tweaking” of filing deadlines and allow towns to change municipal election dates to coincide with any special election that is within 30 days.
Since the Granby annual town election is within 30 days of the special primary the town clerk and the Select Board have agreed that it would be cost-efficient to hold the two elections together.
Granby will hold two elections April 30 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the East Meadow School polling station, , both the senatorial primary and the annual town election.
Nomination papers for local seats in the upcoming annual town election papers are now available at Kelly-Regan’s office. For information, call her office at 467-7178.