Suffield Educators Honored

One of the happy items on the agenda for the September 4 meeting of the Suffield Board of Education was the announcement of this year’s Teacher of the Year and Paraeducator of the Year, chosen from nominations submitted from all four of our schools.

SFD Deputy Chief Sworn In

Along with members of the Suffield Fire Commission, many friends and members of the Fire Department attended a swearing-in ceremony in the Ratley Road fire station prior to the commission’s September 11 meeting.

Hazardous Waste Removed

Clean Harbors was again invited to town to collect household hazardous waste materials brought to the pick-up location on Ffyler Place. That company, a large, multinational corporation, is paid to dispose of the material in various government-approved ways.

Old Church Saved

The cherished old building really was in danger of collapse. Glenn Neilson, an experienced construction manager and the member responsible for the care of the First Baptist Church up on Hasting’s Hill at the end of Russell Avenue, had seen some pieces of the ceiling on the floor of the sanctuary and realized there was a problem.

Library Project Nears Completion

Two months ago it seemed that signing the PCB abatement contract was imminent, but at the Observer’s current mid-month deadline, the contract had been signed only by AAIS, the contractor. It was soon signed for the Town.

First Responders Offer Family Fun

The Family Fun Day & Fireworks on August 4 was presented by Suffield’s first responders: Fire, Police, Ambulance, and Highway, coordinated by the Department of Emergency Management. The event was a new mix of the National Night Out observed here for the last three years and the traditional Firemen’s Carnival. 

On the Spaulding School parking lot were the various interesting machines of the first responders: fire trucks, ambulances, off-road rescue vehicles, and more.

Building Skills at Summer Camp

The sound of almost two dozen basketballs being dribbled at once is something like quiet thunder. That’s what was going on in Suffield Academy’s parking lot off Mountain Road near the end of July, when Basketball World’s summer day camp was in session.

Arts Festival Off to a Good Start

The wide-ranging presentations at the Suffield Arts Festival offered the town an opportunity to enjoy a free sample of local music, dance, drama, mime, comedy, painting, crafts and more. The Suffield Youth Theater (SYT), always adventurous, tackled this as their summer event on Saturday, July 14.