Ways to Replace Road Salt

We use a lot of salt, along with sand, for de-icing our roads when the weather gets slippery, and this widespread use of salt has some serious environmental impacts. That’s why Suffield’s Highway Department is looking into a product called Ice Chip.

Power Outage Handled Well

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, January 29, a driver on Mountain Road dozed, ran his SUV off the road, and broke a utility pole just east of the entrance to Park View Glen, across from Suffield Middle School. He was injured and transported to a hospital.

Canvass of Voters is Underway

State law mandates that a canvass of voters be conducted annually in the first four months of each year to ascertain changes of voter’s residence. Suffield’s canvass is underway.

Valentine Couple Crowned

Suffield’s new Valentine King and Queen smile to their subjects. Bill Brennan and Margaret Matuck won the draw and held their royal audience on February 9 following a generous mid-day dinner presented at the Senior Center by the Friends of Suffield and served by student volunteers to approximately 80 celebrants.

Activity on South Street

When a new building is constructed, it always seems to be a long wait after the exterior appears complete before the whole job is finished, and for two projects near the airport on South Street (Route 75) that has been the case. Now one of the buildings is actually in use, and construction on the other has resumed after a long period of inactivity.

Senior Valentine Social

Cupid’s arrows will fly for the 32nd year in a row, as the Friends of Suffield organization again hosts its popular Senior Valentine Social for local seniors. This year’s “sweet” event will feature a delicious lasagna dinner, with all the tasty trimmings – along with bingo, door prizes and the traditional crowning of the King and Queen. 

Suffield seniors are invited to join the festivities on Saturday, February 9, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Suffield Senior Center on Bridge Street.

Sign Up Now for Suffield Parks and Recreation Winter Programs

Suffield Parks and Recreation releases its 2019 winter programming with registration which is beginning now at www.suffieldrec.com. The lineup includes a focus on family fitness and wellness with activities like Cheerleading Fun and Adult CrossFit joining perennial favorite, Men’s Recreational Basketball. 

“We are particularly excited to kick off recurring Family Friday Nights with a Frozen Sing-a-Long on Friday, January 11,” noted Parks and Recreation Director Peter Leclerc.

Town Staff Returns, Town Hall Planning Continues

In early December, Finance Director Debbie Cerrato and her staff moved back to the Town Hall from their temporary quarters at 230 Mountain Road, the commercial office building that has been the home of several Town departments in anticipation that the old Town Hall would soon have to be emptied for renovation or demolition. The Finance staff were not the only returnees; the First Selectman and her staff, along with the Human Resources staff, had returned previously.