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Every year on July 4th, we celebrate our nation’s founding and the truly noble aspiration of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  We reflect as a community on our history and look ahead to a bright future filled with hope and freedom for all people.  That is the foundation of our country and the reason we come together to celebrate this day.  This year, 2020, has starkly reminded us that we are on a journey filled with imperfection and that many people, especially black and brown people, are not afforded equitable access to the American Dream.

To the Editor:I just recently looked back into my notebook/journal from 1994-95, which brought back a flood of memories, ideas, dreams, and hopes. At the time I was living in the historic district of Salem, commuting each day to run an art and framing store in Newburyport. 1995 was gonna be …

I am writing to ask for your support as a candidate for a seat on the Manchester-by-the-Sea Board of Selectmen. I think that most would agree that Manchester is a wonderful town in which to live and raise a family.  I want to do what I can to make sure it’s a wonderful town for the next generation.   

I’m writing today to express appreciation for the efforts of a group of interested residents who recently organized to study the ongoing issue of a lack of housing diversity in Manchester. The group found that a revised Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) by-law could have a positive impact on providing more housing choices in town.