Public Comment

With real racial trauma rising at Suffield High School, a group of concerned Suffield residents and parents attended the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on May 2nd.

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 Vote for a Town Manager

The conversation surrounding a town manager has been discussed for decades. The topic has been debated, presented in public comment and researched by past Charter Revision Committees, but it either doesn’t get recommended to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) or has been rejected by the BOS.

Considerations for the Charter Revision Commission

My name is Charlie Watras; I reside at 32 Wendover Road in our lovely Town of Suffield, CT. While a relative newcomer to the community (I am now in my 3rd decade of residency), I have participated in our local government having served on the Board of Finance and two prior Charter Revision Commissions.

Bridge Street School Response

I’m writing in response to The First Selectman’s Update in the December 2020 – January 2021 edition, concerning the status of the Bridge Street School (BSS). To the thousands of children who had attended it throughout 80 years, there is a very meaningful lesson that was presented to students one generation after the next.

“Grand” Lessons

As we look to find joy or silver linings throughout this Covid-19 pandemic, our family has been blessed with another special blessing: grandparents with knowledge, wisdom, fun and love to give.

Bridge Street School

I’m going through this thing now where people are contacting me, asking what is going on with Bridge Street School. I can answer questions because I’ve documented its history for 20 years.

Shame on Suffield

Suffield is celebrating its 350th year of founding. How would one ever know that? Where are the layers of architecture testifying to those centuries of decades?