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TELL US SUFFIELD: What Makes a Good Neighbor?

Share your stories about the neighbors who make Suffield a great place to live.

A good neighbor comes in many forms.

It may be someone who keeps an eye on your kids when they’re playing outside or someone who pet sits for you when your family is on vacation. Some even go above and beyond to make Suffield a great place to live by picking up trash in neighborhood parks or volunteering to start youth programs at the local library.

This past Thursday was National Good Neighbor Day, a day to celebrate what makes your hometown a special place to live.

The concept of National Good Neighbor Day began in the early 1970’s when Montana resident Becky Mattson pushed to create a holiday that would recognize people who make their neighborhoods a great place to live.

The annual event became a National Holiday in 2003 when Senator Max Baucus sponsored a U. S. resolution naming Sept. 28 National Good Neighbor Day.

Are there people in Suffield who exemplify being a good neighbor? Today is a good time to tell them that you—and the entire neighborhood—appreciate all they do. 

TELL US: Who are the great neighbors in your town? Who makes your town a great place to live? Honor them by sharing your story in the comments section below.

Ben Rodriguez September 30, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Good neighbors tend to respect each others' boundaries, that includes no late night partying and spacial boundaries. Good neighbors also tend to be "neighborly", willing to lend a hand to each other when needed (cup of sugar, help in shoveling, etc.). We're blessed with such neighbors. It's the way New England should be.

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