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Posted on March 7, 2018 at 10:06 AM by Elizabeth Dukes
March weather certainly came roaring in! With gusts reaching hurricane force, astrological high tides and seas with waves over 30 feet in height, our coastal community was hit with a major nor’easter last week and, as I write this another in the forecast. As noted by the Selectmen, our public safety teams, led by Police Chief Conley and Fire Chief Krammlinger, and DPW staff led by Foreman Shawn Johnson, served us all well as they responded to the many calls for assistance.
Posted on February 28, 2018 at 9:44 AM by Elizabeth Dukes
One of the main topics for the Annual Town Meeting scheduled for April 2 at the Memorial School Gymnasium is whether non-medical marijuana establishments should be allowed in town, and if so, where. Based on the results of a state-wide referendum, new state law allows those over 21 to consume marijuana and allows various marijuana businesses to operate in the state. Manchester voters approved the referendum by a vote of 51% to 49%.
Posted on February 22, 2018 at 12:49 PM by Elizabeth Dukes
Budget discussions typically focus mostly on expenditures – What will it cost to deliver certain services? Are there alternative ways to deliver the services residents want in a less costly manner? Of course it takes revenues to pay for these services and the Town must approve a balanced budget every year. The Town relies on a number of revenue sources and must adhere to state requirements in managing these sources.