Editorial Staff

Manchester-Essex Rotary’s “Run the for Roses” Raffle has officially begun.  The club has a total of 300 tickets that they will be selling for $100 each.  The winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday, September 5, (KY Derby Race Day). 

With the pandemic threat to our older citizens and the continuing uncertainly in the future, the 143rd annual Manchester Elder Brethren picnic scheduled for Saturday September 12th at Tuck’s Point will be held but in a very different manner than in years gone by.

The fire departments in Manchester and Essex were among just 24 towns and cities in Massachusetts to receive grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which this week announced $7.8 million in direct assistance grants to 340 fire departments nationwide through the agency’s FY2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental program (AFG-S).  

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