Emily Sweeney is nothing if not resilient. After eight years on the World Cup circuit and two unsuccessful attempts to make the US Olympic luge team, the 24-year-old, who lists Suffield as her hometown, is about to realize her Olympic dream.
Jackie and Ron Birmingham are this year’s Valentine couple. Many of you will recall that Ron was our first selectman for ten months when he filled in for a former first selectman who resigned before his term had expired.
Candidate Alex Scata, a Farmington resident, was so enthusiastic about his intent to become a Suffield police officer that he attended Interim Chief Tony Riello’s departure party in the Suffield High auditorium two Decembers ago. After all the interviews and tests, he was finally made an offer, which he was happy to accept.
On December 5, the Town of Suffield and the Suffield Public School District prepared for the worst. Twenty-four staff members representing all departments of the town government, including public safety and the School District, participated in a table-top mock exercise drill coordinated by Suffield Emergency Management.