Town Hall will reopen on Monday, May 10 to the public. Visitors will be required to enter through the front door and exit the lower side door. Masks and social distancing are required.
For both towns, local elections for the Planning Board is the only contested race. Each town is drawing excellent candidates, which shows that zoning just might be where the action is in the coming years.
Local elections are here, and in Manchester, there are four residents running for two open seats on the Planning Board. Meet, in alphabetical order, Sarah Crighton, Christine Delisio, Garlan “Gar” Morse, and Laura Tenny.
At their meeting set for Monday, on May 3, the Selectmen will review the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) articles and finalize the budget as we enter the final stages of preparation for the ATM, scheduled for June 21st. We will gather once again on the football field to vote on numerous budget art…
The four municipalities of Cape Ann and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce have been awarded a regional grant designed to support local businesses and help them, and Cape Ann, make a comeback from the pandemic.
I am running for a position on the Planning Board. I respect all the citizens who volunteer for positions in town government. In other boards where I have served, I have been open to new ideas and been willing to question accepted ways of operating.
Montserrat College of Art and US Congressman Seth Moulton last week announced the winners for this year’s Sixth District Congressional High School Art Competition and Show. The grand prize winner was Pui Ching Siu of Reading Memorial High School.
Our time has come. The First Parish Church Council has set Sunday, May 2 at 10.00 a.m., as the time for our regathering in person for our Sunday Morning Worship celebrations. For those who may not be ready, please know that Virtual Worship is here to stay, we will go forward as a “hybrid” church.
Manchester is waiting for the last permit needed to hire a contractor and rebuild the Tuck’s Point docking facility, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) permit. While ultimately the permit will be issued, Manchester will not have the permit in time to do construction this spring…
The proposed apartment complex on Shingle Hill as a 40B project brought a spotlight on the affordable housing laws of the state and the current status of affordable housing in town. The lack of housing diversity in Manchester, while not new, has garnered renewed attention. And if the recen…
Students, faculty, and administrators at Manchester Essex are feeling heartened after returning for their first week of in-person school. “I think the energy in the building is great. The faculty are just really excited to see kids in the building and to feel some normalcy.”
It was the year of the first recognized baseball game in America. It was the year Congress established the Smithsonian Institution. It was the year a dentist first used ether to extract a tooth. And on April 15—in 1845—it was also the day the Cape Ann Savings Bank was founded, at 51 Main …
Charlotte Lawrence spoke with Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department physician and local resident, Dr. Kimo Takayesu, about how COVID-19 has changed ER care, antibiotic resistance and how real life as an ER doctor compares to how it is depicted on television.
Town Hall will be closed on Monday, April 19 in observance of Patriots Day. Trash collection will be delayed by one day.
The New England Newspaper Association (NENPA) last week announced winners for its 2020 “Better Newspaper” awards, and the Manchester Cricket won honors in editorial, design, and digital excellence.
Longtime Manchester residents Mary and Larry Kirby celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this past Sunday, April 11. When the Kirbys married in 1946, gasoline was 21 cents a gallon and Bing Crosby’s “Swinging On A Star” topped the music charts.