School Sign Missing, Returned

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During the demolition of Bridge Street School several weeks ago, many townspeople expressed their sadness, and sometimes their anger, that the old school was being demolished. But on February 19 it was reported to the Suffield Police that someone had taken action: the old sign out front was missing.

Chief Richard Brown announced that fact, suggesting that the sign might have been taken to preserve it by someone who didn’t know that the Town administration had plans for it. He said that if it were returned, the culprit would probably not be prosecuted. The chief’s administrative assistant advised the Observer two weeks later that that the sign had indeed been returned. She wasn’t able to comment on whether anyone would be charged.

The Observer had learned previously that the administration had arranged to save several hundred clean bricks from the demolition, and we now await with interest what plans have been made for both.

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