Author Carol Taylor Celebrated

Family, friends and many retired Spaulding School teachers gathered in the Spaulding library on September 12 to celebrate and hear about a book written by Carol Taylor, also a former teacher at the school.

Whose Choice Is It, Anyway?

It’s more than a little frustrating for supporters of a community center to see both the Town’s proposal for a new Town Hall, whose cost will most likely be well over the approved bond amount from the 2015 bonding vote, as well as a seemingly fast-track proposal to move the highway garage to a location on East Street where we would be leasing, not owning, the property, ignoring, again, the vote in 2015 approving the bonding for the renovation of Bridge Street School (BSS) as a community center.

Food For Thought

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

SMS Welcomes New Principal

In early August, Mr. Ken Smith was hired as the new principal at Suffield Middle School. Smith, a graduate of UConn with a Masters in Secondary English, went on to teach seventh grade English in Portland, Conn., for eight years.

Seniors Walk Spaulding Halls

There was a lot of excitement at Spaulding School on Friday morning, June 15. The students, K-2, had made congratulatory signs for the seniors who came to participate in the second annual Senior Walk through the halls of Spaulding School where most of the seniors had started their education.

The Town Hall Saga

More than two and a half years ago on October 8, 2015, the Town voted at referendum to “appropriate $5,130,000 for renovations and improvements to Suffield Town Hall and authorize the issue of bonds, notes or temporary notes in an amount not to exceed $4,385,000 to finance said appropriation.” Since that time, movement towards a renovated Town Hall has taken several turns. The most recent is the Permanent Building Commssion’s (PBC) proposal to raze Town Hall and replace it with a new, more efficient building.

$1,000 Scholarships Still Available

The Observer is looking for worthy high school students interested in a $1,000 college scholarship. The Sam Fuller and Robert Warren one-year scholarships are for full-time students residing in Suffield and attending a four-year college in the fall.

Golfer Extraordinaire

Jason Thresher, a Suffield High graduate and a 2010 graduate of Bryant University, was inducted into the Bryant University Athletics Hall of Fame which “honors any alumnus who has attained outstanding recognition or superior accomplishments in any varsity sport.”

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights

The holiday of Hanukkah, celebrated by Jews around the world, commemorates the victory of the Maccabees (4th century BCE) against the Greeks and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days instead of one.