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Need for New Investments Looming

By Gregory T. Federspiel A s work continues to craft the proposed budget for the new fiscal year that will begin in July, it is increasingly clear that re-investing in our facilities and …

After better-than-expected savings on health insurance trimmed $280,000 from its working budget, the MERSD School Committee at its last meeting approved a $30.13 million FY25 budget, a 2.99% …

The win total is high, and so are the expectations for the Manchester Essex boys basketball team. The Hornets had one game left on the regular season schedule at the start of the week—a non-divisional game against Randolph on Feb. 21 that they won handily 64-42, resulting in an unprecedented record of 19-1 overall. 

Diving in for a Great Cause!

Singing Beach in Manchester was crowded with February New England swimmers last Sunday afternoon, as many folks showed up to see the running of the many brave this past weekend for the 2024 Magic …

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 …

Time was foremost on the minds of the Manchester-By-The-Sea MBTA Zoning Task Force members at its meeting on Feb. 8. New Town Planner Marc Resnick set up a long-range schedule for the Task …

Open Door Opens … Well, Its Doors

It’s been nearly five years since The Open Door purchased the former food cooperative on Emerson Avenue in Gloucester, and this month, after a pandemic and nearly $4.4 million expansion …

Viewers of this past weekend’s Super Bowl LVIII tuned in for the commercials as much as they did the game.   And for one viewer, Beverly Farms resident and chef Rosalie Harrington, the …

The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club is partnering with Manchester-Essex Regional High School’s Comfort Cases club to collect gently used or new adult-size backpacks for The Grace Center now …

Three Manchester Essex Regional High School students have had their works of art featured in the Emerging Young Artists (EYA) 2024 Juried Exhibition. The EYA is hosted annually by the College of …

Real Estate firm J Barrett & Company has announced that vice president realtor Gretchen Berg was the top producing agent in the firm’s Manchester office for 2023. A consistent top …

Manchester by the Sea Police Notes for the week of February 9th.

Many improvements in the Town’s public safety operations have taken place over the past 12 months. Both the Police and Fire Departments are running smoothly under the strong leadership of …

Get your EV motor running! The Manchester Council on Aging added the town’s first electric COA van to its fleet on Wednesday, January 24.   Senior residents will be transported in a …

Gray House is Anything But

Behind its simple exterior lives a visual feast By Kris McGinn L ast month, during a particularly lovely and lively holiday lunch at the Cricket , an unexpected visitor stopped by. …

Not only was Monday’s 54-42 win at home over Newburyport a big win in a season seemingly filled with them, it may have been one of the biggest wins in the history of the Manchester Essex …

This year’s Annual Town Meeting (ATM) will be on Wednesday, April 24 starting at 6:30 p.m.   Voters approved a change in the Town’s bylaw moving the ATM from the first Monday in …

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 …

The Manchester-by-the-Sea MBTA Zoning Task Force narrowed its focus even more onto sections of town that allow it to meet the requirements of the state’s new MBTA zoning law at its meeting on …

Creature Comforts Essex Bird and Pet Supply Has It All By Kris McGinn L ong live dogs.   This is the sentence I saw printed on the side of a box being unloaded from a …

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