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Manchester's Sheila Hill writes to support the idea of a six-month moratorium on the Town of Manchester seeking state grant funding.

At a time when so much seems up in the air, and we find ourselves cocerned about family, friends and neighbors, it is only natural to think of ways to support each other and our community.  One of the things that makes Manchester so special is our local businesses who now are confronted with a loss of revenue for weeks or months.  How can we support those who provide services for us, at a time when we need to distance ourselves socially? 

I am writing to you and your fellow Board members as I would like to offer a correction/clarification to your comments concerning a portion of the recent (3/3) BOS meeting and to set the record straight.

To the Editor: At Monday's BOS meeting (2/2/20,) I had requested that the following be read into the record, regarding expenditures to widen the Beach St. sidewalk, and add bump outs to the Washington/Sea St. intersection.

The Essex Historical barn has been saved! It has served the community well since the late 1700s as a salt hay barn and as a residence for the prominent American architect, Eleanor Raymond, will continue to be useful, like an old reliable friend. Bravo!  Thank you donors one and all.

To The Editor,

Being a “senior” of 75, a resident for 47 and retired, I decided to attend the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on January 21.  The prime issue that evening was to approve the $1.2 million dollar “option to purchase agreement” (subject to approval of funding at Town Meeting) for the Baptist Cornerstone Church property on lower School St. (#20).  

The Sustainability Committee wants everyone to make a New Year resolution to compost! According to the recent BOS information, in 2019 we saved over $13,000 in trash haulage fees through our composting program. Food is heavy! Don’t trash it. Food scraps, including meat and bones, food-soiled paper towels and used pizza boxes, can all go in the green bin. 

Manchester resident Vin Terrill, 93, writes a letter to the editor thanking the community for the huge turnout and support surrounding his Honor Flight Reunion event that took place on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the American Legion Post here in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

2020 will be a year full of happy celebration of the Town’s 375th year, and the Manchester 375th Celebration Committee has been working hard on plans for many wonderful events. I do have some concerns about the planned Christmas Tree Bonfire.