November 29, 2021 Promoting a Vibrant Village Business District By Gregory T. Federspiel
Past reporting in the Cricket has provided on-going updates on the Local Rapid Recovery Program, an initiative of the State to help businesses recover from the major disruptions of the pandemic. Manchester and Essex teamed up in a successful joint application to the State for consulting services that facilitated discussions in each community about what action steps could be taken to bolster local business recovery and long-term stability. Now that the study phase is complete, steps are being taken to move into the implementation phase
November 20, 2021 Town Meeting Wrap-up and Next Steps By Gregory T. Federspiel
A couple hundred residents attended the Special Town Meeting last Saturday, 11/13, debating and voting on eight articles. Thanks to the strong preparations of Town Moderator Alan Wilson and Town Clerk Diane Bucco and her team of volunteers, the meeting went smoothly despite the extra challenges meeting during a pandemic imposed. Arthur Steinert stepped in as Assistant Moderator to facilitate the interaction of the two meeting spaces that were utilized at the high school.
November 12, 2021 Fall Town Meeting this Saturday By Gregory T. Federspiel
Manchester residents are urged to attend a fall Town Meeting this Saturday, 1:00PM at the High School. Voters should enter through the doors nearest the cafeteria for check in then proceed to the gymnasium. Once the gym’s capacity is met additional attendees will sit in the auditorium. The two rooms will be connected by audio/visual equipment. Please remember to wear a mask.
8 articles area on the warrant. Four of them relate to zoning. Two of these are being advanced by the Planning Board as part of their initial work to re-format and streamline the Town’s zoning regulations. Two citizen petition articles are slated to be passed over per the request of the petitioners. These four were described in my article last week and can be found on the Town’s web site.