East Granby, CT

New youth center in Hartford aims to steer kids away from violence, ‘We are trying to get these kids to the start line’

The goal is to help youth in Hartford stay away from violence. As part of that effort, state and local leaders recently celebrated the opening of the COMPASS Youth Collaborative Center in Hartford as part of the organization’s expanding efforts to combat community violence and crime at its roots. The center will help to connect disengaged youth who are at-risk, victims or perpetrators of ...
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Another PGA Tour Star Withdrew From The Travelers Championship

The field for this week's Travelers Championship doesn't look as promising as fans hoped it would. That's because several big names have withdrawn from the event. On Monday, it was announced that U.S. Open runner-up Will Zalatoris has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship. It was later revealed that Russell Henley and Patrick Rodgers also pulled out from this week's event.

American Legion and Grange retire U.S. flags

Granby American Legion Post #182 joined with Riverton Grange #169 for its Third Annual American Flag Retirement Ceremony recently with almost 30 participants aged 9 to 92 participating. This solemn ceremony, authorized by U.S. code title 36, section 176, states, “The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Uncovering Granby’s Black History

The Salmon Brook Historical Society (SBHS) participated in Granby’s first Juneteenth celebration with six interactive signs that revealed some of the early history of Granby’s Black residents. The society’s six signs will be available on the SBHS campus during the summer each Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m....

The Same Angelic Man Rescued Her Twice

Retirement was a little quieter than I’d planned for, since Covid restrictions kept me at home. One afternoon, finishing up the breakfast dishes, I found myself thinking back on my busy working life as a professor. I’d had a long career and was amazed that my visual memory was so clear. Students I’d taught, colleagues I’d befriended at different schools, the administrators—dozens of faces came to mind. Swimming among them, one came to the forefront, a face I remembered way back from my childhood. I turned off the tap.

Summer Sunset Concert Series coming in July

Summer Sunset Concerts are returning to Salmon Brook Park for three consecutive Saturday afternoons in July. The concerts will take place on July 9, 16 and 23, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. The park’s bandshell will be the concert venue featuring the Adam Ezra Group with Atlas Grey on the 9th. Tusk the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute with Hot Acoustics performs on the 16th, and the legendary Max Creek with The Kings close the series on the 23rd. Zen Den, pizza and taco food trucks, bar trucks, vendors, and on-site crafts will round out the day. Attendees may also bring their own coolers with food and beverages, chairs, tables, and candelabras. Make a picnic of it. Dogs are also welcome—with a pooper scooper.

Belchertown man arrested for alleged Social Security fraud

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A Belchertown man was arrested on Thursday in connection with fraudulently receiving Social Security disability benefits. Kenneth Pontz, 55, was charged with one count of theft of public funds. According to the indictment, over a period of more than six years, Pontz allegedly stole approximately $64,000...

Conn. couple fatally shot in dispute over a dog, police say; man arrested

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut police arrested a man in connection with a double homicide stemming from a dog dispute over the weekend. Police arrested Donovan McFarlane, 31, of Hartford, on Tuesday and charged him with criminal possession of a firearm. He was suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wound that occurred during the incident and was […]

Dakin Humane Society in urgent need of dry dog and cat food

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - The Dakin Humane Society in Springfield is asking for your help. They told Western Mass News they’re in urgent need of dry cat and dog food. According to the shelter, the increasing demand for emergency pet food and continued supply chain issues have completely wiped out their supply.

Granby Chamber Awards Presented

The Granby Chamber of Commerce held its last Annual Meeting and Awards ceremony on May 26 at Simsbury Farms in conjunction with the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce event. The Board of Directors of the newly merged Chambers was introduced. The new organization was incorporated on June 1 as the Granby-Simsbury Chamber of Commerce.

An inside look at the logistics involved in running the Travelers Championship

Think moving your ball around a PGA Tour course is tough? Try getting players, fans, workers, volunteers and officials around a venue — never mind to and from it. Yet that’s exactly what every tournament must do. The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, just outside of Hartford, Conn., often has an even tougher job than most, as the event falls directly after the U.S. Open on the schedule.

Pilgrim Covenant Church celebrates 120th anniversary Gospel Singing Competition draws variety of music styles

In January 1902, the Free Swedish Farmers of North Granby Society was formed. That institution transitioned over the years to become Pilgrim Covenant Church of Granby, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. The church has seen many changes since its beginnings but kept its New England small-town flavor, exemplified by its charming white-steepled church sitting on the Granby-Southwick town line.
Journal Inquirer

Travelers notebook: James misses cut, makes memories

CROMWELL — The thought of making the cut in his debut PGA Tour event first entered Ben James’ mind after he drained a three-foot birdie putt on the 429-yard par-4 1st, his 10th hole of the day, to improve to even par for the Travelers Championship. The possibility...

One arrested, drugs and gun seized following Springfield traffic stop

The Springfield Tthunderbirds were back at on the ice Wednesday, this time from the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Holyoke Police seek suspect who allegedly stole ring from pawn shop. Updated: 12 hours ago. Holyoke Police are looking for your help in identifying a suspect. Crews investigate suspicious package at Springfield...
NBC Connecticut

Man in Critical Condition After Shooting at Hartford Nightclub

A man is in critical condition after a shooting at a nightclub in Hartford early Wednesday morning. Officers were called to the Dreams Night Club on Newfield Avenue around 1:40 a.m. after getting a report of someone suffering from a gunshot wound. When police arrived, they said they found a...