Let’s Not Put Our Heads in the Sand Again

My family and I moved to Suffield in late 1984. By the time we arrived in town, residents had attended many town meetings and participated in many discussions regarding installing sewer lines on the East side of town.

Got Music?

One Saturday evening this past March, I sang with the other 80 members of the Springfield Symphony Chorus (SSC) in Springfield’s beautiful Symphony Hall. It was a concert filled with well-known music from 16 Broadway classics including Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Chorus Line, and Phantom of the Opera.

Looking for the Original Volunteers

We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Suffield Observer in May. We have located over two thirds of the original volunteers and are seeking your help to contact the following volunteers whose names appeared on the masthead of the very first edition so that they can be included in this special celebration.

First Selectman’s Update

The month of March may have come in like a lamb weather-wise, but for Town business it’s been more like a lion! As outlined in my last two columns, there’s been a simultaneous focus on Kent Memorial Library, economic development of Ffyler Place/ the Town Garage/ Town Center Village District and Town Hall.

Early Update on Road Projects for 2019

During 2017 and 2018 the remaining amount of the $9 million of bond funding from 2015 plus all pavement management and drainage funds were exhausted to complete 2.4 miles of road improvements (1.2 miles milled and paved, 1.2 miles reclaimed and paved). In addition, in 2018 pavement work was completed on the Thrall Avenue Road Reconstruction Project (1.2 miles) as the final part of construction on the $1.1 million LOTCIP funded project.

Texas Hold’em Tournament

The Suffield Knights of Columbus runs a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on the first Friday of the month from October through April. The game is hosted by the VFW Landry Sic Post 9544 located at 972 Sheldon St.

Food For Thought

 “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”  – Winston Churchill