East Street Paved, Finally

By the end of September, the last visible task of the Connecticut DOT’s East Street paving project appeared to be complete. That was the task of rebuilding the little black-topped traffic island at the Enfield-Suffield bridge traffic light, separating northbound cars from left-turning traffic off the bridge.

Another SHS Grad Becomes a Cop

For the second time this year, a Suffield High School graduate has successfully completed the 31-week certification program at the Hartford Police Academy. Kristina Miner, daughter of Don and the late Deb Miner, celebrated her new graduation along with 28 fellow graduates at an impressive ceremony October 11 in the Aetna auditorium.

Suffield Keeps Its Pipes Clean

By State regulation, Connecticut towns that have sanitary sewer systems must get their pipes cleaned and checked every five years. So the Suffield Water Pollution Control Authority contracts with Green Mountain Pipeline Services, a Bethel, Vt. company that specializes in servicing pipes of all kinds.

Library Update

The library punch list grows shorter. That list of not-quite-finished items that typifies all significant building projects has happily lost some of its items; work continues on others.

Town Hall Planning Proceeds

At the Permanent Building Commission meeting on September 5, Angela Cahill, from QA&M Architects, reported that planning had neared the end of schematic design. The Gilbane representatives reported the present stage of cost estimating, which suggested a cost marginally within the $4.9 million available in the Town’s planning.

Library Settles Into Its Old Home

The fresh new feel of the library, along with the expansive public space, continues to impress, and patrons are learning the new facilities and the new locations of old resources. New chairs and tables have been arriving, and small details, like two broken joints in the ramp handrails, are being corrected.

New Owner for Suffield by the River

As owner and, until now, executive director of the well-regarded facility at 7 Canal Road, Celia Moffie is selling the place to LCB Senior Living, LLC. As this issue of the Observer goes to press, the sale is scheduled to close on August 31.