Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland and New Hartford

Granby Coffee Hour January 22nd

Posted on January 17, 2019 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This coming Tuesday, January 22nd I will be joining Granby First Selectman B. Scott Kunhly for a Coffee Hour at Granby Town Hall (15 North Granby Road, Granby) from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Join us to share your questions, thoughts and concerns about state and local issues.

You can also RSVP on Facebook

2019 Major Issues Report

Posted on January 10, 2019 by admin


The state’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2019 legislative session that began January 9th. You can view or download the report by clicking HERE.

As always, feel free to contact my office at 800-842-1423 if you have questions, concerns or ideas about issues related to state government.

Rep. Simanski Takes Oath of Office for Fifth Term in the General Assembly

Posted on January 9, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD- State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) took the oath-of-office for his fifth term representing the 62nd General Assembly district which includes Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland and New Hartford on Wednesday, January 9th.

“I am humbled to begin another two year term representing the people of the 62nd district,” said Rep. Simanski. “Our state continues to face major challenges, looming deficits for the next biennial budget, slow economic growth and an unaffordable cost of living. I am eager to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and the new administration to bring structural changes to restore opportunity and affordability.”

Rep. Simanski will continue in leadership roles as Assistant Republican Leader and on the Bill Screening Committee. Additionally he will serve as a member of the budget-writing Appropriations Committee, the Banking Committee and the Education Committee.

The 2019 Legislative Session will run for a five month period from January 9th to June 5th. Rep. Simanski can be reached at or 860-240-8700.

Rep. Simanski Receives Committee Assignments

Posted on December 19, 2018 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) was appointed to serve on the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, Banking Committee and Education Committee on Tuesday, December 18th.

The new assignments will take effect on January 9th at the start of the next legislative term.

“I am excited to serve on the Appropriations Committee,” said Rep. Simanski. “Serving on the committee will give me a strong platform to advocate for our small towns during the budget writing process. I was also pleased to be re-appointed to the Education Committee to continue advocating for our children and school districts and I will continue to serve on the Banking Committee to advocate for pro-business and consumer friendly legislation.”

The Appropriations Committee handles all matters related to the budgets of state agencies, other issues under its banner include state employees’ salaries, benefits and retirement as well as pensions and collective bargaining agreements for state employees.

In addition to these assignments, Rep. Simanski will continue in important roles for the House Republican Caucus on the Bill Screening Committee and as Assistant House Republican Leader.

Drug Take Back Day – October 27th

Posted on October 26, 2018 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This Saturday October, 27th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications. There is an opportunity to dispose of your unwanted medications in Granby’s Police Department. Studies have shown that drug abuse often starts with family members having access to unused opioids, inadvertently left in the family’s medicine cabinet. Please check your medicine storage areas to see if there are any unused or no longer necessary medications and avail yourself of this opportunity for safe disposal.

10am – 2pm

Granby Police Department

15 N. Granby Road

**The service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked**

No needles or sharps will be accepted.

Examples of sharps include:

Needles – hollow needles used to inject drugs (medication) under the skin

Syringes – devices used to inject medication into or withdraw fluid from the body Lancets, also called “fingerstick” devices – instruments with a short, two-edged blade used to get drops of blood for testing. Lancets are commonly used in the treatment of diabetes.

Auto Injectors, including epinephrine and insulin pens – syringes pre-filled with fluid medication designed to be self-injected into the body

Infusion sets – tubing systems with a needle used to deliver drugs to the body.

Connection needles/sets – needles that connect to a tube used to transfer fluids in and out of the body. This is generally used for patients on home hemodialysis.