Is the government mask order SCIENTIFICALLY JUSTIFIED?
I am writing in reference to the two recent intersection road projects in the downtown. I write as a taxpayer and owner of abutting property.
Due to the COVID-19 emergency and acting pursuant to state law, on March 17, 2020, I postponed Manchester’s Annual Town Meeting scheduled for April 6 by issuing a Declaration of Recess and Continuance.
Three weeks ago, the Manchester Essex Conservation Trust made the decision to keep our trail system open to visitors during the COVID19 shutdown, on the idea that it is important for people to get outdoors and stay connected with nature. We have since had large numbers of visitors, and while most have remained well behaved visitors observing the social distancing protocols, this "success" has raised some public concern about the risk of exposure and gotten us thinking again about our COVID response writes in MECT President Mike Dyer.
I am writing, on behalf of the Longevity Bench Project, to express sincere thanks for publishing the article “Making Strides with Longevity Benches” which announced exciting programs we planned to help town residents celebrate our town’s 375th anniversary, writes Lisa Bonneville in her letter to the Editor.
The communities of Cape Ann have faced many challenges throughout the years, but nothing could prepare us for the disruption, uncertainties and health risks presented by the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, writes Tony Sapienza, president of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce in his letter to the editor.
When they announced the kids would not be going back to school till April 4, then May 4, I had a small but manageable panic attack, writes Manchester's Emily McCavanagh in her thoughtful Letter to the Editor.
The Community Preservation Act, the (CPA), is and always has been a very good thing for our town, writes Manchester's Gary Gilbert in his Letter to the Editor. Preserve it.
Steve Hamilton of Manchester writes a letter to share information on his initiative that provides information for some of our small local businesses who will be struggling to cover expenses and survive during this extended period of social distancing.
Manchester's Arthur Anderson writes a letter of thanks to the MECT, Greenbelt, local towns, state parks and other organizations who have kept their trails, parks and beaches open while reinforcing the need for "social distancing" during the COVID-19 scare.
We write to thank Dr. Deborah Bradley, Chair of Manchester’s Board of Health, for her excellent primer on COVID-19 in last week’s issue of the Cricket. In this challenging time, we are fortunate to have the benefit of her experience, careful research and advice about the disease.
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?
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.