Suffield Feels like a Hallmark Movie

Hallmark filmed a few scenes in Suffield about a writer who visited a horse farm with the working title Love at the Steeplechase.

Antiracism

We want to express our appreciation for the Observer article on Juneteenth written by Elizabeth Warren.

The Wild Wild Web

Some call it an addiction: an unstoppable pandemic spreading among our young minds. I wouldn’t disagree.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Progress

Years ago, Walt Disney said, “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious … and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” I heard the quote again a few weeks ago, and it really made me reflect on myself and think about the kinds of progress that I have made within my life.

Let’s Not Fight Civil War Again

In June, I witnessed an amazing dialogue. For two days, the Phelps-Hatheway House hosted two programs, both featuring Joe McGill, a national figure and founder of the Slave Dwelling Project.

Well-Deserved Thanks

Being a newspaper, every now and then we have the great pleasure of publicly thanking a person who has toiled in the background for many years, performing essential work and serving as a backbone of the organization. As chair I have that honor on behalf of so many who have worked with Mary Ann Muska as she tirelessly volunteered thousands of hours for The Suffield Observer.

Public Awareness for Justice and Equality Occurs in Suffield

Throughout Connecticut, across the country, and around the world, people from all walks of life are demonstrating their belief that political leadership must take decisive action to acknowledge mistakes, take corrective action, then move on. Accountability is required to end racism and sexism.

Let’s Listen

What a great profile of an extraordinary woman with such rich stories to tell about a Suffield others would deny. Indeed, we all need to listen. As a new resident in town, it is a privilege to hear Betty’s story and to know she lives just down the road.

Let’s Slow Down

As a younger man in the 80’s, I never thought twice about speeding. It was the norm. Ten to fifteen miles or more above the limit was normal.