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After some time, construction on the Manchester Veterans Honor Roll is about to begin.  The Veterans Honor Roll Committee needs your help to make sure that all eligible veterans are listed.  To this end, below is a list of names gathered from many sources, by conflict.  To be eligible to be listed on the Honor Roll, one must have been a RESIDENT OF MANCHESTER WHEN THEY ENLISTED in the service.  The list below is for Vietnam Era veterans (those who served starting after the Korean War ended through the end of the Vietnam War). 

Manchester Memorial Elementary School was filled with music last week Friday when a group through the Young Audiences of Massachusetts came to perform.  The show, “Clap Your Hands,” explores the rise and changing roles of music in the African American community: as a mental release during trying times, a vehicle for communication in the Underground Railroad, and a “common ground” during the Civil Rights Movement.

For those wanting to experiment with watercolor but hesitant to try, the Manchester Community Center is running a workshop to introduce adults over age 16 to the world of watercolor painting.  The workshop is aimed at beginners and intermediate painters wanting to take your practice to a new level.

Colleges have reported into us on local students from Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex who have achieved academic honors while at their schools.  We’re happy to share their success with our readers.

Saturday 6pm: The members of the 375th Anniversary Celebration Committee got everything they hoped for at the Manchester Athletic Club for the Christmas Tree Bonfire, officially kicking off the yearlong Manchester-by-the-Sea birthday celebration.  The more than 350 people who attended the ev…

It’s that time again, when the M-E Robotics team (“Robots by the C” … get it?) ramps up for the national FIRST robotics competition.  The 2019 team last year was young, suffering from an exodus of graduating seniors the year before.  This year the team of nearly 25 is that much stronger, and ably lead by seniors Maria Cristoforo and Kevin Hines, who have returned for a second year as team captains.  

After completing the successful hiring of a new Police Chief, attention has turned to recruiting a new Fire Chief.  A search committee comprised of residents and current fire department staff will assist me in making a final recommendation to the Board of Selectmen in the coming weeks.

Applications for the 2020 Rotary scholarship are now available to graduating high school seniors who attend either Manchester-Essex Regional High School or have parent(s) or legal guardian(s) residing in Manchester or Essex, Massachusetts.  Ideal candidates are those who embody Rotary's mott…

OLSON LEWIS + Architects welcomes John Harden as their newest principal. John is a licensed architect with over 18 years of project experience, including institutions of higher education, independent schools, commercial architecture, multi-family housing, and local non-profits.