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Phase I of mosquito virus testing began in Manchester on June 15 and will continue until August 1, and Phase II will last from August 1 to October 1. 

Essex will not opt out of the state mosquito control plan for 2021. If a documented public health threat arises in or near Essex, which could mean that multiple residents contracted EEE or West Nile virus, the state will begin emergency spraying. This occurs strictly in cases of a documented health concern.

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My appreciation of the importance of local governance always gets a boost after a town meeting.  I am always grateful to those who can attend and participate in our open town meeting proceedings.  I love seeing the community gather to conduct the business needed to run the town and hearing residents debate the issues at hand.  Five of the 17 articles were citizen petition articles.  The ability to shape public policy and the character of our community lies in the hands of every registered voter.

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Join the Affordable Housing Trust and Manchester Housing Authority for a public workshop on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Essex Regional High School Cafeteria.  The AHT and MHA will present and discuss the findings of the recent Site Feasibility Study.

On May 29 Singing Beach will reopen the bath house, parking lot and canteen. The beach will be open and staffed weekends only until June 21 and then will be open seven days a week. Parking at the beach is for residents only with valid 2021 stickers. A limited amount of non-resident spaces will be available on weekdays as space allows.

“The opening day game ceremony for the M/E High School Hornets baseball team on May 8th was a huge success. We thank the Town of Essex, the many boards and departments and especially, Mike Galli’s DPW workers and Commissioners. They have supported the baseball field and Veterans projects from the start”, said Marty Flood, President, Friends of Memorial Park Improvement Project, Inc.