Everyone was relieved when hometown hero Emily Sweeney walked away from a scary crash during her 4th round luge run on February 13. A USA Luge statement said she was taken to a clinic at the Olympic Village for evaluation.
Several months ago the Suffield Social Services Commission conducted a “town-wide needs survey.” The survey was meticulously developed and executed by the commission in an effort to learn more about our residents’ knowledge and experience with available public services, as well as where there may be gaps or needs. The survey was distributed to half of the town’s households randomly to gain an unbiased sampling of feedback with the generous support and assistance of the First Selectman’s Office.
That’s what the organizers called this unusual concert, presented to a well-filled Suffield High auditorium on Sunday afternoon, February 11. The idea for a free concert by many different musical groups in town came to Noah Smith soon after he arrived here two years ago as the music minister at the First Church of Christ, Congregational.
Well, it has been five weeks since I assumed the chairmanship of the Suffield Observer. In that time I attended two Editorial Board meetings, held the Monday after an issue is released, where our Editor-Chief, the co-editors for the next edition, and various others who work on the paper critique the last edition in detail, both the good and the bad.