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You know The Suffield Observer. The newspaper shows up in your mailbox ten times a year. It’s just about the only way to keep current on what’s going on in Suffield.

The mission of the Observer, and its online counterpart, to “to build a sense of community throughout the town of Suffield and to provide a forum where all sides of issues can be addressed.” This is your opportunity to be a part of that mission by becoming a member of the Board of Directors of the Observer.

The operation of the Observer is overseen by an all-volunteer board, drawn from across our community. Directors may only serve two consecutive three-year terms, a rule that promotes a continuing input of potentially fresh ideas and viewpoints. As a result, the board will have several new directors installed before the next meeting in the fall.

The directors provide oversight for the organization. They have overall responsibility for policy changes, bylaws revisions, and selecting its officers (including the chairman) as well as reviewing month-to-month operations (e.g., capital expenditures or third-party contracts). In addition, hopefully, it provides a perspective representative of our entire community.

Notwithstanding its importance, being a director does not entail a significant time commitment, with regular meetings three times a year and periodic electronic votes on time sensitive matters.

If you have an interest in being considered for a director position, or simply have a question, either send an email to or telephone 860-668-7442 (leaving a message if necessary) and someone will get back to you. Thank you.

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