December 3, 2021 Strategies for Controller Speeders By Gregory T Federspiel
Complaints about speeding cars frequently come into Town Hall. While we pride ourselves in having a small, close-knit community, many residents are concerned about the speed of vehicles especially on our narrow village streets and on the primary travel routes. Requests are often made for more radar patrols and traffic calming measures including more stop signs, lower speed limits and even speed bumps.
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.