Press Release

Families and Community First Griswold (FCFG) is pleased to share the announcement of the award of a William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund Equity Learning Partnership grant. FCFG will be contracting with Dr. Terrlyn Avery Curry of Sacred Intelligence LLC to provide Equity Learning Training to our collaborative members. Adam Bowles, creator of One Square Mile, a community-building initiative profiling the lives of people in Jewett City and the chairperson of the collaborative’s Equity and Social Justice subcommittee, will be working with Dr. Terrlyn Avery Curry to provide an interactive Anti-Racism/Oppression training called Sankofa: Moving from Our History to Healing. This will help enable our members to understand the impact of racism and poverty.  Through this learning training, we hope to gain a better understanding of the underlying tensions and challenges that are faced by marginalized individuals and families within our Griswold community so we can better promote equity for all. Members of our community that are interested in committing to be a part of this work and become members of the Families and Community First Griswold Collaborative are asked to contact Bridget Kinnie at FCFGriswold@gmail.com or (860) 639-1800 for additional information or to sign-up.

Gun Range Statement

Since this continues to be a looming topic for the Town of Griswold, I am hoping through this statement I can shed some light on our continued fight to stop this fiscally irresponsible project from happening. I have gone on record dozens of times admitting that I was receptive of the project at first, until the townspeople made it known they did not want it. My constituents being against it as well as the money this project would cost was more than enough to drive me into the “NO” camp. We have fought this gun range tooth and nail and are currently looking through legal means to bring this to an end. We will be meeting with the Connecticut Attorney General to discuss the statutes we believe were not followed by the state with this project. We are also meeting with Governor Malloy about this proposed project since he is the one who rekindled this idea. Let me be clear, I do not want this gun range in Griswold; plain and simple. If I have anything to do with it, this range will never see the light of day in our town. I look forward to fighting this with the other town officials, our attorneys, the Keep Griswold Quiet group, and even Tracey Hanson should she be elected to State Representative instead of me.  This fight has been a long and arduous one, but my promise to you is that I am on your side until the very end. This gun range will not be built in our town and I will not stop fighting until that is confirmed.

Kevin Skulczyck, Griswold First Selectman

Update on Glasgo Dam/Pachaug Pond

Glasgo Dam – The dam repair project is slated to be completed by June or July of 2017.  However, the State of Connecticut DEEP will start filling Glasgo Pond in December of 2016.  We will continue to update the community as information is shared from the state.

 Pachaug Pond – Pachaug Pond has begun to be drawn down and will last until March Continue reading “Update on Glasgo Dam/Pachaug Pond”

Route 164 Development

Town officials are taking their economic development efforts to the Route 164 corridor in Griswold. The roughly 5-mile-long roadway is ripe for commercial development, First Selectman Kevin Skulczyck said. With just a few businesses there now, including the gas station and convenience store Petro Max and River Ridge Golf Course, Skulczyck believes more can be done to bring big business into town. “Route 164, is a great opportunity,” he said.(read the full article at Norwich Bulletin)