Paradise Found

The sea lions, pelicans, iguanas, sea turtles, giant tortoises, and many other creatures on the Galapagos Islands live in peace together with “most” human beings.

Suffield Salutes

On Tuesday, September 12, U.S. Navy Electronics Technician 2nd Class Dustin Louis Doyon was laid to rest in his hometown of Suffield.

Transparency in Government?

I am writing to express my concern about a recent letter written by Melissa Mack, First Selectman (FS) regarding the Bridge Street Community Center.

Elaine Sarsynski reflects on how much she appreciated Patrick McMahon’s work succeeding her as Economic Development director when she was first selectman. Town officials, local organization officers and other friends crowded the Selectman’s Meeting Room in Town Hall this summer to give Patrick a great send-off as he left town after 15 years to become the new president and CEO of Connecticut Main Street Center. In that role he will be helping many towns restore their historic downtowns and main streets.

Until We Meet Again . . .

After having the fortune of working for this great community for 15 years, I have taken the position of CEO of a statewide nonprofit called the Connecticut Main Street Center which works to have thriving downtowns in communities across the state.

Firefighters Christopher Berkett, left, and Dan Godin have been hired by the Suffield Fire Department.

Two New Firefighters

The Town of Suffield announces the addition of Daniel Godin and Christopher Burkett as full-time paid firefighters to the Suffield Fire Department.

Crafters Wanted

The Suffield Fire Department Auxiliary will host the return of its Annual Harvest Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center Firehouse, 73 Mountain Rd. (Rt. 168), Suffield.

Melissa Mack

First Selectman’s Update

Earlier in September, I participated with mayors, first selectmen and leadership from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) in a press conference at the Capitol criticizing the drastic proposed municipal cuts and the failure to adopt a budget.

Leaf Disposal Information

Leaves may be dropped off at the Town Landfill for six Sundays starting on October 15 through November 19 from noon to 4 p.m. These extended Sunday hours are for leaf collection only.

Food For Thought

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
– L.M. Montgomery

Breaking the Silence on Substance Abuse

On October 16 at 6:30 p.m in the Suffield High School auditorium, the results of a Youth Assessment Survey (YAS) conducted for students in grades 7-12 will be presented by Christine Miskell of the Southeastern Regional Action Council (SERAC).