Jul 18

From the Town Administrator's Desk - July 18, 2019

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 12:47 PM by Elizabeth Dukes

At least once a year the, Board of Selectmen meets in a more informal setting to review how they function as a board and to identify priorities for the coming months.  The Board met last Friday morning for their most recent workshop session which focused on improving how meetings are conducted and on identifying priorities.  This week I will focus on meeting improvements with a deeper dive into priorities the following week

Continue Reading...

Jul 11

From the Town Administrator's Desk - July 11, 2019

Posted on July 11, 2019 at 5:04 PM by Elizabeth Dukes

The rejuvenation of the Town Common took an important step forward at the Selectmen’s meeting held last Monday as final decisions regarding what existing trees should be removed and replaced with new trees.  The decisions on the trees allows for the final design of the proposed Veteran’s Honor Role Memorial and the new layout for the remainder of the Common to advance to the bidding phase followed by construction which is anticipated to take place this coming fall.

Continue Reading...

Jul 09

From the Town Administrator's Desk - July 4, 2019

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 10:46 AM by Elizabeth Dukes

Manchester shines as it celebrates the July 4th holiday.  While I have served as Town Administrator for a relative short 6 years, I have been joining in the festivities here for over 30 years as my wife and I almost always visited Manchester friends for the parade. The Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast, also a 30 year tradition sponsored by the Rotary Club, kicks off the celebrations.  A community concert, the annual parade, all the backyard picnics and the fireworks every other year round out an outpouring of community spirit.  It is inspiring to witness.

Continue Reading...