Traffic Signals Update

The DOT’s project to renovate the traffic control apparatus at Suffield’s complicated intersection in the town center seems to advance in spurts. Back during a bit of last September and most of October, an “in-ground” crew from a western Connecticut contractor called NY-Conn dug in and installed circuit boxes, underground wiring, and short posts for new pedestrian switches at Mountain Road, as well as the foundations for two new steel poles.

Sunrise Park Usage Grows

Seeking safe ways to socially distance and escape the confines of our homes, a new appreciation of nature has led to increased interest in Suffield park visitation. With more people exploring our picturesque Sunrise Park and Stony Brooke Park locations than ever before, additional maintenance and safety review has been needed.

Pedestrian Crosswalk Moved

Chalk lines show the new location of the pedestrian crosswalk on North Main Street. Workers from Safety Marking, Inc., are shown at the left grinding off the old crosswalk markings.

Parks & Rec News

In 2019 I was at an informational session put on by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for details about the Amiel P. Zak Public Service Fund. The crowd members were asked what their community’s strongest asset was.

Bridge Work Continues

Readers have asked when the present status of the Route 190 bridge to Enfield will end. Even with the somewhat reduced traffic flow during the pandemic, many drivers find the constricted two-lane configuration a bit daunting.

Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day ceremony and parade will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 beginning with the parade at 9 a.m. The parade will form at 8:45 a.m. on Ffyler Place and march up Mountain Road to Main Street to the Veterans’ Memorial.