The variable light rain on May 12 drove the post-ride activities of the PMC Kids Ride indoors, but a great batch of Suffield youngsters – 207 in all, ages 3 to 16 – weren’t deterred from their commitment. And the pre-event fundraising to provide the entrance fee and much more had been completed in the preceding months, so this year’s Kids Ride brought in $52,541 for cancer care and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
It is with pride and great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mr. James Blain as the incoming Principal of Suffield High School. Mr. Blain was interviewed and approved by the Board of Education after a rigorous process.
More than two and a half years ago on October 8, 2015, the Town voted at referendum to “appropriate $5,130,000 for renovations and improvements to Suffield Town Hall and authorize the issue of bonds, notes or temporary notes in an amount not to exceed $4,385,000 to finance said appropriation.” Since that time, movement towards a renovated Town Hall has taken several turns. The most recent is the Permanent Building Commssion’s (PBC) proposal to raze Town Hall and replace it with a new, more efficient building.
Connecticut State Law requires that all dogs six months of age or older be licensed in the town of residency. Proof of current rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering, if applicable, must be provided at the time of the application.
After coaching softball for over 25 years at recreational, Little League, travel, and high school varsity levels, I have a few tips for parents and coaches. First, let me say that 99% of the girls’ parents (and the girls!) were a delight to deal with and some remain good friends long after their daughters have given up the game.
Suffield’s Farmers Market begins its 2018 summer season on Saturday, June 16. We have a number of familiar vendors that return each year to provide a wide assortment of locally grown fresh fruits, produce and hand crafted products.
At the Town Budget Meeting on May 3, Leo Smith asks whether the Town still planned to purchase its street lights and convert them to LED.
The caption of a photo in last month’s Observer reported that completion of the new Broad Brook Brewery (BBB) being constructed on South Street had been delayed. It turns out that the delay was prompted by a stop work order issued on March 28 by Suffield Building Inspector Ted Flanders.
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen
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It has been said that “good things come to those who wait.” The patient people of Suffield have certainly waited long enough for the Town Hall renovation. Here I offer the fruits of over 13 years of the Town’s labor, expended in the form of discussions, studies, plans and proposals, and that the “good things” are finally near at hand.
The Opera House Players are seeking a cast of all ages for Beauty and the Beast. Auditions will be held at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook Conn.
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 8:30 AM to 1 PM
The Suffield Athletic Hall Of Fame honors both individual and team athletic excellence, and since its inception in 2001, it has recognized the athletic achievements of 64 individuals and 9 teams from Suffield. The accomplishments and credentials of the honorees are exceptional, and their stories and accolades are impressively on display in the main hallway at Suffield High School.
At the end of the shift on a warm afternoon in late April, Rafferty Grading’s big pavement miller crawls around the Bridge Street Corner from its task at that end of Thrall Avenue.
The following table has been adapted from data provided by the Suffield Police Department.
Thirty years ago this month, I said good-bye to a friend for the last time. It was short and far from meaningful.
Second Baptist Church is looking for High School kids to join us on our mission trips. For over 15 years Second Baptist Church has been traveling to the Dominican Republic.
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. This is the goal of Second Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School to be held July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to noon.