A Graduation to Remember

Every year, in most school districts, there is a day that is given to celebrating the 13 year journey of learning and academic achievement with an age old rite of passage—graduation. Graduation in Suffield has always been about graduates marching out onto the athletic field at the high school to Pomp and Circumstance in white and blue caps and gowns.

We Are Back!

Well, we are back. With this July edition and an August edition planned to follow (rather than our customary single summer edition), we happily return to our printing roots.

DTC Support

At our recent Suffield Democratic Town Committee meeting we had a great discussion about voter access for the August presidential primary and November general elections. We voted to approve the following resolution unanimously:

July Commission Meetings

Please check the Town of Suffield website for actual time and location (virtual, Zoom, etc.) of the following commission and committee meetings:

The Sterilization of Sunrise Park

I visited Sunrise Park three months after retiring as the park superintendent. I noticed that behind the house and barn, all the shrubs and bushes were removed. My first response was “WOW, how nice this looks.”

Voting Information

August 4 is the deadline for mail-in and on-line voter registrations and political party enrollments. Note that there is a three-month waiting period, when switching from one political party to another, before attaining voting privileges in the new political party.

Renew Dog Licenses Online

The 2020 Dog license for renewal will be available now. Residents are encouraged to renew licenses online to support no contact/social distance requirements.

COVID-19 and the “New Normal”

The COVID 19 Pandemic hit my business fast and hard. In the early stages of this virus, the media, health institutions, and appointed officials viewed this issue as just another ordinary virus.

Observer Scholarship Winners

Gianna Guzzo, winner of the Observer’s $1,000 Samuel Spencer Fuller Scholarship, will be attending Boston College in the fall with a planned major in communications.