The Value of Inclusivity

Our small town, in every season of the year, seems a peaceful, even a serene, place to live. Its natural beauty is enhanced by the old homes on Main Street and the spacious farms and open land within the town limits.

Support for the Community Center

The undersigned members of the Suffield Parks and Recreation Commission wish to express our support for the completion of a community center building in Suffield.

First Selectman’s Update

Melissa Mack

I find it helpful every election cycle to reflect on the prior year and ask, why am I doing this job and what do I want to accomplish? The answer is always simple – to improve Suffield’s governance practices as best I can.

Veterans’ Day Surprise

Dear Editor,

Veteran’s Day in Suffield had many observances: flags on Main Street, flags on homes, flags at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in the center of town. And most moving were flags on resting places for veterans at Woodlawn Cemetery on Bridge Street.

Police Pension Issue Resolution Pending

A festering dispute relating to a police officer’s pension resulted in disputes between the local Police Union and (some members of) the Police Commission (including our regular cartoonist Rick Stromoski), and the First Selectman’s Office. At this time, it appears that the dispute, while not fully resolved, has come to a head.

Stromoski’s Skews

Rick Stromoski was a member of the Police Commission and voted with the majority in support of a grievance filed by a police officer seeking pension credit for time absent due to an on-the-job injury. The First Selectman declined to honor the vote. The issue is addressed fully in the article on this page.