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.

Veterans Day Observed

A small crowd gathered at the Suffield Veterans Memorial on a bright, cool, sunny, Sunday morning at 11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month. They were there to celebrate the armistice ending World War I and honor those who served in all wars.

Deputy Chief Well Trained

Dan Vindigni was pictured in the Observer last month when he was promoted to his new volunteer position as deputy chief of the Suffield Fire Department. We didn’t appreciate then that he also serves Suffield as a member of the town’s Emergency Management Committee.

Save Money with Medicare Choices

Looking back on my journey to enrolling in Medicare I wish I had gotten free assistance from a Medicare CHOICES Counselor. There are two counselors in Suffield that you can meet with at either the Senior Center 860-668-8830 or at Suffield Community Aid 860-668-1986.

Parks & Rec News

Fall is one of the favorite times of year for many, especially in beautiful New England.