Insert It in The Observer!

Did you notice the “Christmas in Suffield” insert that went out in the November issue of The Suffield Observer? An insert is a great way for an organization to reach out to the 6,900 households in Suffield and West Suffield that receive The Observer.

Free Service Creates Personal Calendar Feeds

The Town of Suffield announces the launch of a community events platform in partnership with Burbio.com. Burbio offers a free website iOS and Android app that organizes town happenings in one place.

Town Approves Temporary Safety Fix

On Tuesday, October 30, Galasso Materials began overlay paving/shimming and pothole repair of deteriorated areas on portions of Forest and Griffin Roads, two private roads in West Suffield. The undertaking followed safety concerns expressed relative to the condition of the roads and agreement by Town officials.

HMF FitKids

On Tuesday, October 30, more than 1,900 students from 35 schools across Connecticut participated in the HMF FitKids in School Final Mile event- the culmination of weeks of training supported by the Hartford Marathon Foundation. One hundred forty-seven students from McAlister Intermediate School participated in the event.

Suffield 350th Tees

Celebrate Suffield with a green or red long-sleeved tee shirt! The Suffield 350th Committee will be selling tees for $15 at the Winter Farmers Market at the SHS Large Animal Facility on Saturday, December 1 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Incumbent Debaters Won

Pictured at the November 2 Suffield Candidate Debate at Suffield Middle School, sponsored by The Suffield Observer and the Democratic and Republican Town Committees are the two candidates who won the election on November 6, each by a comfortable margin. Each is the incumbent: Tami Zawistowski as State Representative for District 61 (Suffield, East Granby, and a bit of Windsor) and John Kissell as State Senator for District 7 (Suffield, Enfield, Somers, Windsor Locks, East Granby, a bit of Windsor, and most of Granby.) Debate moderator George Colli of WTNH TV-8 (a Suffield resident) appears in the photo with Sen. Kissell. 

Federal Grant Awarded

Being primarily rural, several factors exist in North Central Connecticut that create significant barriers for our residents to gain access to behavioral and mental health services, including services for co-occurring and substance use disorders, often leaving residents untreated and isolated in the community. This area has seen a significant increase in the number of opioid and opioid/fentanyl overdoses and deaths according to the state’s Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.