Observer Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Suffield Observer Board of Directors will sponsor two scholarships to Suffield residents who will be entering an accredited two or four-year college in September. The two scholarships are in memory of Samuel S. Fuller, the founder of the paper, and Robert O. Y. Warren, a former chairman of the board.

What’s Your Suffield Story?

One plan for Suffield’s 350th anniversary celebration is to republish Robert Alcorn’s book, The Biography of a Town, along with a Volume 2, which would be a compilation of Suffield stories from the last 50 years that brings us from the late 1960s, when Alcorn’s book left off, through the past 50 years to 2020. Our tentative idea is to call it 50 Stories for 50 Years.

Observer Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Suffield Observer Board of Directors will sponsor two scholarships to Suffield residents who will be entering an accredited two or four-year college in September. The two scholarships are in memory of Samuel S. Fuller, the founder of the paper, and Robert O. Y. Warren, a former chairman of the board.

Ways to Replace Road Salt

We use a lot of salt, along with sand, for de-icing our roads when the weather gets slippery, and this widespread use of salt has some serious environmental impacts. That’s why Suffield’s Highway Department is looking into a product called Ice Chip.

Last Chance to Tell Your Story!

One of the projects for Suffield’s 350th anniversary celebration is to republish Robert Alcorn’s  The Biography of a Town – Suffield, Conecticut 1670-1970, published in 1970 along with a Volume 2, which would be a compilation of Suffield stories from the last 50 years that brings us from the late 1960s, where Alcorn’s book left off, through the past 50 years to 2020. Our tentative idea is to call it 50 Stories for 50 Years.

Emily Sweeney is Back on Track!

For the last year, Emily Sweeney, age 25, who grew up in Suffield, has been slowly recovering from injuries sustained at the last Olympic Games during her last run on the Pyeongchang, South Korea, luge track. It has been a long road to recovery, but an impressive one. 

For the first six months after her accident, she was unable to do much more than light walking as exercise, and then it took another six months for the ligaments to heal around a broken bone in her back and one in her neck.

A Story of Sweetheart Farmers

Carol and Harrison Griffin were high school sweethearts who will soon be celebrating their 50th anniversary! Carol grew up on a farm here in Suffield, Harrison grew up on a farm in East Granby, and they met in high school when they both were in 4-H.

Do You Have a Suffield Story to Tell?

Many non-profit groups and individuals have been contacted over the past two months in order to get their Suffield histories included in a book which will be one of the projects for Suffield’s 350th anniversary celebration. Suffield native Robert Alcorn wrote The Biography of a Town – Suffield, Connecticut 1670-1970, published in 1970.

The 350th is Cooking

The 350th Anniversary Committee added an apron to their fashionable “All Things Suffield” apparel line. Celebrate Suffield in style with a royal blue apron or a navy blue short-sleeved tee!