Bob Grigg, Colebrook's Municipal Historian and compiler/editor of the Memoirs of Colebrook River, was born in Wakefield, MA on Dec. 8 1932 and died on July 25th, 2016. He attended the Colebrook Center School through the eighth grade, graduated from Lyndon Institute in Lyndon Center, Vermont, enlisted in US Navy (1952-56), Clark Univ. (1956-60), then embarked upon a career as a cartographer, finishing as the Information Editor for Hammond, Inc. of Maplewood, New Jersey.

After returning to Colebrook, Bob became involved with the Colebrook Land Conservancy and the Colebrook Historical Society, which ultimately led to his being named Municipal Historian for the town of Colebrook.  For the past ten years Bob had written a weekly column in the Winsted Journal under the byline "Historic Bytes."

Bob was married to Anna Grigg for the thirty years, and leaves a daughter, Robin, who is married to Rick Tillotson.  They all live in Colebrook.

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