Cancer Speakers on Zoom

The bad news: due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the physical Cancer Survivorship 101 conference usually held in June, had to be cancelled. The good news: All of the scheduled speakers have agreed to present remotely through a Zoom format.

Suffield Native Wins Gold in Hollywood

For one Suffield family, the first week in February was one they will never forget. On February 2, in London, native son Greg Butler, along with Guillaume Rocheron and Dominic Tuohy, won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for visual effects for their work on the WWI film 1917.

SFES Seeks Nominations for Hall of Honor

Since colonial times our quintessential New England town has produced sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves beyond the town’s boundaries. In more recent times, as part of its mission to promote excellence in the Suffield Public Schools and pride in the town, the Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools (SFES) is soliciting nominations for the Suffield High School Hall of Honor.

Suffield’s Pride: Jenny Sansom Ney

In her 42 years teaching music at Suffield Middle School, Linda Seabury knows a good prospect when she sees one and she saw one in Jenny Sansom: “At 10 years old I knew she had it as a musician; she had beautiful pitch and an incredible dedication to becoming better.”

Response to Selectman’s Criticism

As a volunteer and occasional coeditor at the Observer, I take exception to certain comments in First Selectman Melissa Mack’s column about the paper. In a discussion with Suffield Middle School students about her job, she chose to take a cheap shot at the Observer due to her distress over an article written about the Suffield Police Department.

SFES Gala Rocked!

The Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools hosted Fire and Ice, a rollicking fundraiser on Saturday, March 23, at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley. With WMAS radio personality Chris Kellogg doubling as both disc jockey and auctioneer, the party goers danced the night away after getting down to the business of raising $35,000 for the Suffield Public Schools.