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The Striped Bass of Cape Ann

It happens every spring.  They spawn in the freshwater estuaries of Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, and the Hudson River and then migrate north to Cape Ann waters and beyond.  The “schoolies” begin arriving in May followed by the bigger fish in June.  By late September the pattern reverses as they head south to over-winter in warmer waters.   Read more

New Normal Working Just Fine For Home Sales In Manchester And Essex

It’s a new reality for real estate, and as local real estate agents in Manchester and Essex have adapted to a very new way of selling homes they’re finding that home buyers are meeting them at the “new normal” and making it work.  Read more

"Keep Calm and Shipoopi"

Maybe you’ve seen our “Keep Calm and Shipoopi” sign downtown. It was hung as encouragement for all who have participated in a  The Music Man production- from acting to attending- but especially for our cast and crew of last summer. In May of 2019 the youth in our program showed up for a production they knew very little about. A younger than usual cast, they were called to step into roles that were more challenging than they expected. They embraced the challenge and gave their all through the hottest days of June and July. Read more

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Partial Opening of Beaches Starting Monday

The Selectmen, in consultation with the Board of Health, have approved the partial opening of town beaches starting Monday, May 25.  The op… Read more


Memorial Day in Manchester

On Monday, May 25 there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony in Manchester, but not a parade.  The ceremony will begin at 10 am at the Amaral Ba… Read more


The Manchester Historical Museum Presents: The Captain Andrew Marsters House

The pretty yellow house just before the bridge on Harbor Street was built in 1771. In 1725 the land belonged to shoreman Nathaniel Marsters… Read more


Speeding to Compliance

The controversial owner of a car sales and automotive repair business on Eastern Avenue tried the patience of the Board of Selectmen on Mon… Read more


Essex Town Administrator's Report on May 18, 2020

This report was presented by Essex Town Administrator Brendhan Zubricki at this week's Board of Selectmen meeting on May 18, 2020, and it c… Read more


The Evolution in Appreciating the Feelings of Animals

As a student in Roslyn High School, Long Island, there were requirements that Cornell University Veterinary College had for applicants for … Read more


Board of Selectmen Update for the Week of May 22

Town Hall remains closed to the public. Staff is available to help you with your business needs. Please email the appropriate department di… Read more


Want Fries With That Beach Sticker?

Starting just before 9 a.m. last Saturday, residents began lining up in their cars for the town’s first ever “drive thru” selling at Manche… Read more

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