Special Flyover Caps Bridge Dedication

Mother Nature smiled on Suffield Saturday morning, June 12, and the ceremony dedicating the new Remington Street bridge began in just a few drops of rain, which soon stopped. The bridge now honors and memorializes our town’s latest military casualty, Petty Officer Dustin L. Doyon, U. S. Navy, who died in the South China Sea when the destroyer John McCain was rammed by a Liberian tanker in 2017.

Observer Scholarships Awarded

The Suffield Observer’s two $1,000 scholarships, one in memory of Sam Fuller, the Observer’s founder, and one in memory Bob Warren, a former chairman of the paper, were recently awarded to two exceptional young people.

Missing “Where in the World?”

With what looks like some normalcy for the summer, more people will be traveling to places other than the grocery store and the doctor’s office. It’s time to pack your Observer and take a picture highlighting the places you’ve been and share them with our readers.

Let’s Not Fight Civil War Again

In June, I witnessed an amazing dialogue. For two days, the Phelps-Hatheway House hosted two programs, both featuring Joe McGill, a national figure and founder of the Slave Dwelling Project.

Let’s Listen

What a great profile of an extraordinary woman with such rich stories to tell about a Suffield others would deny. Indeed, we all need to listen. As a new resident in town, it is a privilege to hear Betty’s story and to know she lives just down the road.

Let’s Slow Down

As a younger man in the 80’s, I never thought twice about speeding. It was the norm. Ten to fifteen miles or more above the limit was normal.

EMS Week Congrats!

May 16 kicked off EMS Week. This year’s theme was “This is EMS: Caring for Our Communities.”

Well-Deserved Thanks

Being a newspaper, every now and then we have the great pleasure of publicly thanking a person who has toiled in the background for many years, performing essential work and serving as a backbone of the organization. As chair I have that honor on behalf of so many who have worked with Mary Ann Muska as she tirelessly volunteered thousands of hours for The Suffield Observer.