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Last September, Senator Bruce Tarr presented certificates from the State House to 91-year-old Manchester-by-the-Sea resident Shirley Wilkinson for her service in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II.   Nine months later, last week, a bill sponsored by Tarr and signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker proclaimed July 1 of every year as “US Cadet Nurse Corps Day.”  The bill will also grant permission for American flags and plaques to be installed at gravesites of these women to honor their service during wartime.  

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Two weeks ago, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex each declared states of emergency and closed public access to parks and beaches as a public safety measure against the spread of COVID-19. By April 6, with 13,837 cases of COVID-19 reported in Massachusetts with 1,653 of them in Essex County, Manchester has tucked into a new routine to remain safe.