Suffield’s Pride – Sandra Bixler

Brains, beauty, and a fearless desire to be of service, Sandra Bixler has it all. The daughter of Richard and Linda Bixler was raised in Suffield along with her twin brother Steven, and is now a Principal Investigator at the Therapeutic Development Center, Molecular and Translational Sciences Division, at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).

School Lore

When Suffield’s economy was primarily agricultural and the top crop was tobacco, there were occasional years when Suffield schools did not open until tobacco was harvested. Children in tobacco-growing families and neighborhoods participated in the harvesting.

In Memoriam

Lawrence C. Belliveau
June 7, Age 86
Sally Bissell
June 17, Age 90
Stephen C. Hojnowski
June 30, Age 78
Fernande Underwood
July 6, Age 96
Gail F. Karaniam
July 14, Age 70
Paul Gillen
July 15, Age 97
Lawrence Hall, Jr.
July 22, Age 77
Douglas Nilson
July 23, Age 64
Edward Szewczyk
July 26, Age 89
Michael Sanzaro
August 6, Age 84

Food For Thought

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