Want Fries With That Beach Sticker?


Starting just before 9 a.m. last Saturday, residents began lining up in their cars for the town’s first ever “drive thru” selling at Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School on Lincoln Street to secure their seasonal municipal tags, licenses and placards for resident beach access, dogs and boating.  Let’s face it:  nearly all were there to get beach parking stickers and tags that will allow walk on access to Singing Beach.  On Monday, the Board of Selectmen approved the “Phase 2” plan to exit the state’s sheltering in place decree that resulted in the temporary closing of town parks and beaches, including Singing Beach.  In the reopening, residents will be allowed limited access to the beaches by foot, but they must keep moving.  No staying to sunbathe or swim or play volleyball.  These activities will return as public safety confidence returns. 

board of selectmen, beach stickers