Environment

By Jeff Pope T he public hearing on the Cell Signaling plan for a new research-and-development laboratory to employ over 500 people will begin on March 11, according to a tentative plan set …

Residents sounded off their opinions during a public hearing Thursday that addressed a proposed Board of Health regulation that would update rules for installing and maintaining private wells in …

High Waters: A Warning

The storms that hit on January 10 and 13 brought rising seas into many built-up areas of Town as illustrated by the pictures in last week’s edition of the Cricket.   High tides combined …

The Manchester Board of Health has drafted new regulations for private wells in town.   The proposed rules would apply to all existing and future wells, whether the wells are for drinking water or strictly …

Historic Flooding

Saturday’s rain storm brought historic flooding to areas from Boston to Cape Ann.   Manchester and Essex were particularly hard hit, with images that brought the topic of coastal …

After serving as a member of the Massachusetts Food System Caucus for several years, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr this week was named a co-chair of the 157-member group that focuses on advancing …

At December's 8th Annual Awards luncheon of Massachusetts’ American Planning Association, Manchester received the Sustainability and Resiliency Award for our “Coastal Vulnerability Action …

The National Arbor Day Foundation has once again recognized Manchester-by-the Sea a ‘Tree City USA.’ The Friends of Manchester Trees (FOMT) celebrated this honor at its Members Annual …

Update on PFAS in Manchester’s Water

A new challenge facing cities and towns across the country is the issue of “PFAS,” also called “forever chemicals,” in public drinking water supplies.   Manchester has …

Steve Gang, chair of the recently dissolved Manchester Water Resources Protection Task Force chair writes this week's OpEd that the issue of Manchester’s water supply is deeper than you think.

New Water Rates Tabled in Manchester

On Monday, the Select Board voted to delay the adoption of new conservation-based water rates that would financially penalize the highest residential and business water users and reward the lowest municipal water users.

PFAS and the Town’s Drinking Water

A family of man-made chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is the subject of relatively new regulations at the state level and may soon come under new federal regulations as the …

Right about now, there’s a distinct year-end quality to municipal boards.  They’re closing things out and getting things ready for next year.  That was certainly true Monday, when the …

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