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Democrats at Suffield on the Green 2017

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Thanks to picture perfect weather we had a great turnout of Democratic candidates and lots of conversations with town voters at Suffield on the Green!    Cartoonist Rick Stromoski was busy drawing inspired caricatures for kids from 5 to 15. We all saw lots of friends and met new people in Suffield’s biggest gathering of community […]

Summer Bash

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Suffield Democrats held a Summer Bash party on August 25th with almost all Democratic candidates for the November election present.   We had perfect weather, a gorgeous old barn setting, fine food and music from “Rust” to keep everyone in motion. Congressman Joe Courtney was able to stop in for nearly an hour on his […]

Friday, August 25th – Meet the Candidates – Summer Bash!

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Come join us on Friday, August 25th, for a Meet the Candidates Summer Bash!   This will be a chance to get to know the 21 Democratic candidates running in the November 7th town elections.  We’ll also have some special VIP guests present to meet you.   See details below!  

Democratic Candidates for the November 7th Municipal Election

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The Democratic caucus on July 24th endorsed an exceptional group of candidates for the November municipal elections.  Seven are running for re-election and fourteen are newcomers.    More than 100 people packed the main conference room at the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association as nominees for each office were endorsed on July 24th.   A full list of […]

Democrats at Suffield on the Green 2016

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Candidates Annie Hornish running for the 7th Senate District and Mike Malloy running for the 61st House District joined DTC members to meet voters and visitors at Suffield on the Green.   They had a regular stream of visitors to talk with about state and local government topics.   Suffield cartoonist Rick Stromoski joined them to make […]

Democrat of the Year – John G Smith IV

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The record high temperature of 96 degrees didn’t deter nearly 100 friends and family from attending the Suffield Democratic Town Committee picnic on July 28th.   The picnic was held at Sunrise Park in West Suffield where long-time DTC member John G. Smith IV was honored as the Democrat of the Year.    US Senator Chris Murphy […]

Picnic to honor John Smith

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Please join the Suffield Democratic Town Committee is proud to honer John G. Smith IV for his service to the people of the Town of Suffield. Please join us for a picnic Thursday, July 28, from 5-8 pm for a picnic to John! The picnic will be held at the Sunrise Park Pavilion, 2075 Mountain […]

Mack launches new web site

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Melissa Mack, our endorsed candidate for First Selectman, recently launched a new web site for her campaign. Please visit www.MelissaMackforFirstSelectman.com to read about her vision for a better Suffield! Melissa’s platform relies on these ideas: • Restoring integrity, accountability, efficiency and best governing practices to Suffield’s government. She has extensive experience working with boards on governance, […]

It’s a Party!

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Please join us for a party/fundraiser for ALL Democratic Candidates running for office this November at the home of Ginny Bromage. This is our opportunity to bring change, and we need your financial support! Friday, October 2 5 – 8 pm Ginny Bromage’s Home 576 North Main St. Suffield, CT If you are unable to […]

Suffield on the Green 2015

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Suffield Democrats had a great weekend at the Annual Suffield on the Green! Endorsed candidates for Boards and Commissions had a chance to meet with town residents and discussion current state of affairs on various topics including schools, roads, Bridge Street School, trash and lots of other topics related to town government. Please click on […]

Meet the candidates

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Come out Sunday and meet the slate of Democratic-endorsed candidates running for various positions on Town Commissions and Boards. We will be hosting a Coffee, Pastries and Juice at the home of Kate and Bruce Rietberg, 12 Devine Road on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 10 am to 2 pm. Please RSVP to Kate Rietberg at (860) 810-7340 or […]

Dinner to honor Bobbie Kling

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You are cordially invited to attend a dinner honoring Bobbie C. Kling. The dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Suffield House, located at 1 Canal Road., Suffield, CT. This dinner is being sponsored by the Suffield Democratic Town Committee. There is a $35 person contribution. This is not […]

Melissa Mack Candidate for First Selectwoman

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Over 200 voters attended the Democratic Caucus July 28 at the Suffield High and nominated Melissa Mack as the Democratic Candidate for First Selectwomen for the municipal election November 3, 2015. “If you put your trust in me, I won’t let you down,” Mack said, indicating it was time for a change and better transparency […]

Suffield Democratic Caucus

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Notice is given to all Suffield registered Democrats that a Democratic Caucus will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the, new location, Suffield HIGH SCHOOL Auditorium, 1060 Sheldon St., West Suffield, at 7:30 p.m. to endorse candidates for the November 3, 2015 municipal election, and to conduct any other business that is proper to come before the Caucus.  A DTC meeting will […]

A Political Middle Ground

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I was recently speaking with some colleagues with our Suffield Democratic Town Committee (SDTC) regarding local and federal issues impacting our community. A topic we spent time on was our perception of the anger and division of in the country. We also discussed how much of the division is real vs perceived and how much […]

Looking for Candidates

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With the November elections around the corner, the Suffield Democratic Town Committee is seeking people who are interested in serving in town government. Any registered Democrat interested in running for Board of Selectman, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning Commission, Fire Commission, Police Commission, or Water Pollution Control Authority in this year’s […]

Hermann meets NBC Meet the Press Moderator

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Washington DC — Will Hermann, Suffield DTC Member and political activist was recently in Washington DC and met with NBC’s Meet the Press Moderator, Chuck Todd. Hermann is an active member of the Suffield DTC and active in the Democratic Party locally and at the state level. Hermann writes his own blog which can be […]

Town Clerk resignation

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Suffield DTC Press Release –  On October 15, 2014, Town Clerk George Beiter submitted his resignation to the First Selectman.  Mr. Beiter will be leaving the Town Clerk’s position as of November 7th to pursue other professional opportunities.   The Suffield Democratic Town Committee will be making a recommendation to the Board of Selectmen for his […]

George Colli hosts new show Sunday morning

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Congrats to Suffield’s George Colli and his new show “Decision 2014”. George co-hosts with Gerry Brooks and Todd Piro to interview candidates and newsmakers, breaking down statewide races and important issues. The show kicked Sunday, July 13 and runs every Sunday at 10 a.m. on NBC Connecticut. George made a run at State Senator in […]

Suffield Fireman’s Carnival

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The Suffield Fireman’s Carnival is July 17-19. Thursday and Friday hours are 6 – 10 pm. Saturday hours are 5:30 – 10 pm. The carnival is promoting Marvelous Midway! Unlimited rides for one price each of the three nights along with Great Games of Luck and skill! The carnival will have exciting games of Bingo […]

King House – 250th Anniversary

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It was in beautiful, historic Suffield that Dr. Alexander King built his home in 1764 on what has become one of New England’s most admired Main Streets. Dr. King was a prominent leader of the local community, as well as a farmer and physician. His fine Georgian Colonial house still stands as an excellent example […]

Irv Friedman passes away

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Irv Friedman passed away yesterday. Irv was long time member of our Democratic Town Committee, and served on various Boards in Town. We lost a great man and a devoted Democrat here in Suffield. His funeral will be held at 1:00p.m at the Weinstein Mortuary on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford on Thursday, followed by burial […]

Town Meeting

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Notice is hereby given that a Town Meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Suffield, Connecticut qualified to vote in Town Meeting, will be held in theauditorium at the Suffield High School, 1060 Sheldon Street on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for the following purpose to wit:1. Acceptance of STEAP Grant in […]

CT Open House Day

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Connecticut Open House Day is on Saturday, June 14! The annual event invites residents and tourists to explore Connecticut’s exciting destinations and attractions by offering special incentives for one day only, such as free or reduced admission, free gifts, or special exhibits and activities at locations across the state. Dozens of arts, history and tourism […]

Governor Malloy accepts party nomination

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Governor Malloy’s complete nomination speech (Suffield photos, click here):  Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you to Tina, Kirby, Steve, Dave, and Stephanie for your nominations. Thank you to my wife Cathy and my sons Dannel, Ben, and Sam. Thank you for your endless love, support and inspiration. Special thanks to all the brave […]

Pete Hill – The Best Choice for State Rep

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Letter To The Editor, Pete Hill is the best choice for State Representative. Pete is a father with three young children, a successful salesman, and an advocate for sensible legislation. His unique understanding of the needs of working families, small business, and his impressive knack for respectful debate, will be well received in the state […]

Risk Management

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For the last several years, members of the Board of Finance (and Selectmen) have spoken in general terms about the need for better risk management within the Town of Suffield.   Brian Kost has mentioned it most often, usually related to healthcare costs. It came up again at your March 24 meeting. Manager I was at the […]

Absentee Ballot Information

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From the Secretary of State, Denise W. Merrill: Application for Absentee Ballot: This application for absentee ballot may be downloaded by an individual for (1) the individual’s own use, (2) the use of a member of the individual’s immediate family, or (3) the use of a designee of the applicant. To get your application, please click here. Any person […]

Suffield Democrats honor our Veterans

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Suffield is home to many veterans. On this Veteran’s Day we honor all those who served and all those active duty members currently serving. “We would like to thank our Veterans for their service and sacrifices protecting our country and freedoms,” said Tom Frenaye, Chairman of the Suffield Democratic Town Committee. “Often we can take […]

Congratulations to our candidates

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Congratulations to all of our candidates! Thank you for stepping up to serve our town. Win or lose, the DTC is proud of your involvement and that of the approximately 300 volunteers who keep this town running! And thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the campaign. And thank you to our voters […]

Frenaye: Closing Remarks at Debate

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If you missed the First Selectman Debate Tuesday, October 29, you can catch it on Cox Public Access TV. Below are Tom Fenaye’s closing remarks from the debate: Thanks to the Suffield Chamber of Commerce and the Suffield Observer for sponsoring this debate.   It has been my pleasure to participate. I’m running for First Selectman […]

Frenaye Record: A Champion of the Town

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Consensus Builder By holding Town forums to determine the wishes of the townspeople regarding capital expenditures; i.e., funding for fire trucks, additional roads, repairs to the library, Bridge Street School and Town Hall. Met with Town’s staff management team on a regular basis to improve efficiencies He worked with both the Republican and Democratic Selectmen […]

Governor Malloy endorses Tom Frenaye

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy endorsed Tom Frenaye for First Selectman of Suffield, CT. Malloy state that Tom is a guy who brings people together. “Tom is a great guy. You talk about community and you talk about people who have the ability to bring people together as opposed to separate them, that’s the guy,” said […]

Yard signs are here! Support our candidates…

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If you have been out on the roads in Suffield, you have probably seen some yard signs starting to show up. If you are interested in displaying your support for our candidates, please email us at yardsign@suffielddemocrats.com to get yours. Just let us know if you have a particular candidate(s), Board(s), or commission(s) that you […]

Meet the Candidates Wings & Beer Fundraiser

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Our 2013 Democratic Candidates and about 75 fellow Suffield residents got together Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Beiter’s house on South Main Street to enjoy good conversation and a wonderful fall evening. Candidates were there to mingle and share their ideas with voters in preparation for the upcoming election Nov. 5. Visit our Facebook page […]

Congamond Wastewater Study – informational meeting

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There will be an information meeting to present a recent wastewater study for the Congamond Lakes area in West Suffield. The Water Pollution Control Authority and consultants will present to town residents Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Ebb’s Corner Fire Station located at 3 Copper Hill Road, West Suffield. This is an […]

First Selectman Candidate questions Board’s decision on $186,000 IT project

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(From Frenaye for First Selectman Press Release) During the Suffield Board of Selectmen meeting on Wednesday, September 18th, former First Selectman Tom Frenaye questioned the Board about an expensive Information Technology project.   At the previous meeting the Board had approved an additional $60,000 for the project, which was also approved by the Board of Finance. […]

Senator Murphy to visit Suffield on the Green

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SUFFIELD — Suffield Democratic Town Committee announced today that Senator Chris Murphy will visit with town residents at the annual Suffield on the Green, Sunday, Sept. 8. “We are thrilled to have Senator Murphy visit our Town,” said Tom Frenaye, chairman, Suffield Democratic Town Committee. “Suffield on the Green is a great event where the […]

FREE sketches by award-winning cartoonist, Rick Stromoski, at DTC booth

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Award-winning, nationally syndicated cartoonish, Rick Stromoski, will be at the Suffield Democratic Town Committee’s booth on Suffield on the Green giving personalized, FREE sketches to kids! Don’t miss this unique opportunity with Suffield’s own cartoonist! Rick will be at the DTC booth (#515/516): Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm Sunday, 10 am – 1 pm […]

Labor Day message from the President

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“This is a day that belongs to you: the working men and women of America. On Labor Day, we celebrate your proud history. We pay tribute to the values you embody…hard work, responsibility, sacrifice, looking out for one another. And as a nation, we recommit ourselves to your cause, to securing for you a better […]

Governor Malloy comes to Suffield

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Governor Dannel Malloy, joined by State Rep Elaine O’Brien, met with over 100 residents at the Suffield DTC Summer Reception July 25. Governor Malloy addressed the crowd and pushed them to get out and vote to get Tom Frenaye, Democrat nominee for First Selectman, back in office. “Tom is your guy,” Malloy noted. He added […]

Suffield DTC Announces Slate for Fall Elections

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SUFFIELD — Suffield Democratic Town Committee announced its candidate slate for the municipal elections on Nov. 5, 2013. “We are excited to have a group of well-qualified candidates who are committed to the future of Suffield and bring a wealth of experience to their positions,” said George Beiter, vice chairman, Suffield Democratic Town Committee. Click […]

Happy July 4th!!!

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The Suffield Democratic Town Committee would like to wish residents a Happy and Safe July 4th! “This is a great holiday for all Americans,” said Tom Frenaye, chairman, Suffield Democratic Town Committee. “Every American has memories of July 4th and likely has a tradition to celebrate our nation’s independence. This is that special day when […]

Calling all candidates!

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The Suffield Democratic Town Committee is seeking to fill positions on several boards and commissions. Interested parties should contact Tom Frenaye at 860-668-5444 or chairmain@suffielddemocrats.com. Positions are open for the following:  Board of Finance Board of Education Zoning and Planning Most terms are four years and meet 1-2 times each month. For meeting schedules, please click […]

Suffield DTC to Host Governor Malloy

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The Suffield Democratic Town Committee is proud to announce its Summer Reception with Governor Dannel P. Malloy. The event will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kochman Barn, 145 South Main St., Suffield. The event will have appetizers and refreshments. Tickets for the event are $30/person or $50/family. […]