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I support affordable housing.  I want it in my neighborhood.  I want it in my town.  I want to integrate affordable housing within the community rather than isolate it from the community, across the highway on Shingle Hill, far from public transportation and the village.

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The Friends of Memorial Park Improvement Project, Inc. would like to thank Mr. Ralph Bates of Manchester for becoming our third "Grand Slam Partner." Mr. Bates learned of our project and was happy to donate the funds to help finalize the dugout construction with very expensive stone bases which are needed for longevity and to mimic the beautiful town hall building in Essex.

In her Letter to the Editor, Manchester resident Brenda Furlong writes that the idea that local residents would be given preference for affordable units in the proposed 40B project on Shingle Hill is a misnomer. 

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Karin M. (Hurley) Gertsch grew up on School Street and graduated from the Manchester public schools before moving to Essex fifty years ago. In a Letter to the Editor, she writes that as an owner of a share of my grandmother’s woodlot, which directly abuts the proposed Shingle Hill development area, she does not support the proposed 40B development there.

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Michael and Heather Richard's Letter to the Editor expresses frustration with the Manchester Essex School Committee and say it's time to end remote-only learning for district students.  Without hybrid learning, the school year could be lost. And that, they write, is a profoundly sad notion for everyone, kids, parents, teachers.