Town Hall Almost Ready

There were a few things yet to do, but they weren’t expected to interfere with Town departments moving back into the renovated Town Hall after the furniture is delivered. At the January 21 Permanent Building Commission (PBC) meeting, there was a general feeling of satisfaction, and the Certificate of Acceptance by the Building Inspector was expected soon after.

Old Power Line Being Replaced

Remember the big project in 2012, when Eversource built a new, very high voltage power line next to the old line across West Suffield they had installed in the 1930s? The new project was completed in early 2013.

Traffic Signal Project Slowed by Weather

The State Department of Transportation’s project updating the traffic signals in the town center resumed in late January when an “above ground” crew from NY Conn, the DOT’s contractor, came to continue the work their “in-ground” crew had done in late September through October.

Nursery Land Bought

It was a number of years ago that Robert Baker, who started Baker Nurseries in 1956, began to end production on various parcels of land in Suffield. The business had grown nationally, with divisions in several states across the country.

CBD Plant Opens

On November 14, when Governor Ned Lamont signed a significant new bill that had been approved by both houses of the state legislature in September, he brought his entourage to an old tobacco warehouse on South Grand Street for the ceremony. The bill, the first in the country, brings Connecticut state regulations concerning hemp growing and processing into compliance with federal law.

New Town Engineer Hired

The resignation of Suffield’s long-time town engineer, Gerry Turbet, reported in the December-January issue of The Suffield Observer, has been postponed a few weeks to allow a useful overlap with new town engineer Karen Isherwood, hired after a wide-ranging search and careful vetting.

Remington Street Bridge Opens

The bridge had opened informally a few days before, but at mid-day on December 11, a couple of hours after a small group of state inspectors had their look, Town officials and staffers assembled for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.