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.

Suffield Pride – Austin Borg

Not many folks can say that they have thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (AT). Since its completion in 1936, only about 15,000 have completed the roughly 2,200-mile trail, which stretches through 14 states and runs from Mt. Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia.

A Gift from the Creator

When the French Jesuit priests first saw the native people (in the area now Canada and upstate New York) playing a game using a stick with netting, they called it Lacrosse because it looked like the staff a Bishop carries in religious ceremonies.

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.

Capital Project Management

I’m compelled to share frustration with the management of capital projects. We’re asked to approve an additional $1.5 million for our Library – it’s a must do.

Land Conservancy Update

The Land Conservancy’s South Grand Street property has gone through some recent reclamation work this past spring and summer. The 60-acre property was given to the Land Conservancy by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline as part of their wetland mitigation program last fall.

WPCA in Transition

The capacity of the plant of the Suffield Water Pollution Control Authority (the WPCA) requires that the plant have a chief operator with a Class IV Wastewater Operator Certification. Class IV is the highest of the operator classifications.