Traffic Signal Project Pauses

At the end of October, the “in-ground” crew from contractor NY Conn had completed their segment of the substantial renovation of the signal lights and related matters of the town center double intersection, so they packed up and went off to other projects.

The kids are alright

Early in November, three Suffield Observer volunteers and I were scheduled to speak to fifth graders at McAlister Intermediate School for a unit on journalism. Because of the pandemic, the show would be virtual.

Town Stalwart Retires

“The Town established an Engineering Department by hiring a full time Town Engineer on August 15, 1988. Duties of the Town Engineer include work on road, drainage, and other municipal projects, advising and performing field inspections for the Zoning and Planning Commission, work with the Conservation Commission on drainage reviews and soil erosion and sedimentation control, coordination with various municipal departments, consultants, developers and contractors and responding to residents’ complaints on drainage and road concerns.”

Bridge Opening Imminent

In the third week of October the two big illuminated signs on South Street and Mountain Road, announcing that the Remington Street Bridge was out, got the opening date changed from October to November.

Town Hall Update

Exterior and interior work in the Town Hall Renovation project proceeds, with good progress. The second floor level is close to complete, and First Selectman Melissa Mack reported she had made a walk-through of the area where her office suite will be and was very pleased with what she saw.

How Churches are Coping with COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has had ramifications in all areas of Suffield life. We hear quite a bit about how the schools are coping, but it’s important to remember that the churches have to find ways to carry out their missions as well.