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We use the word "germs" to refer to bacteria and viruses.  Bacteria is the proverbial "both…and" if there ever was one: lifesaving and life-altering.  We live in a world of "normal" bacteria – invisible, everywhere, and even inside of us.  It's our friend and enemy all at the same time.  The deciding factor is whether the bacteria is naughty… or nice

What was happening years ago in the town of Essex, MA? 

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This report was presented by Essex Town Administrator Brendhan Zubricki at this week’s Board of Selectmen meeting on November 2nd, and it covers topics of interest for town business from October 17th to October 30th. 



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Manchester’s downtown retailers and restaurants will open their doors Saturday and get outside for a sidewalk Sale by the Sea, organized by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. The event coincides with the statewide weekend sales tax holiday, which will eliminate all sales tax on purchases less than $2,500.  


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This summer has everyone appreciating the true value of outdoor dining.  But for some restaurants like Sea Glass at the Castle Manor Inn, with its massive outdoor deck overlooking the back side of the Annisquam River and the Blyman Canal in Gloucester, every summer is about outdoor dining.

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While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe.  It’s even more important now, in an era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that pet parents have a plan to keep their furry family members out of harm’s way if forced to take shelter elsewhere.

Manchester senior citizens are invited to participate in the Massachusetts Farmer’s Market Coupon Program, hosted by SeniorCare, Inc. and the Manchester Council on Aging.  This program is designed to provide an opportunity for older adults to eat more locally-grown fresh vegetables and fruits, enjoy the health benefits and support local farmers.