Helping Out the Wood Family

Our community suffered a great loss recently when Dave Wood passed away suddenly.  He leaves behind his wife, Maryann and 3 children. A scholarship fund has been set up on behalf of the Wood children. Many of us are eager to help support the family. Here are a few ways that we can all help.

Contributions can be made in his memory to:
The Wood Children College Fund, c/o Cape Ann Savings Bank, Manchester Office,
17 Beach Street, Manchester, MA 01944.

The Manchester Jr. Hornets have also organized a dance at the American Legion on October 25th from 7-11pm to benefit the family.  For tickets or to make a contribution, please click here .

A signup genius has also been created to help provide meals and assist with school activity and house maintenance expenses.  Please contact us by clicking here and we will provide you with more details.

Additionally, on November 28th there will be a fun fundraising event to celebrate Dave's life.  There will be live music by The GLOSTAFARIANS, Jittery Jack with Miss Amy Griffin  and DAY JOB.  For more information click here .

Thank you for your support.  We send our best to the Wood family.



Manchester-Essex Regional School District Climate Survey

For those of you who have children in the Manchester-Essex Regional School District, please use the link below to provide useful feedback relating to your experiences with the school district.


Manchester Town Cleanup - Sat., May 10th

Manchester's annual town clean up is coming up on Saturday, May 10th.  So swing by the Manchester Community Center at 8:30 for some light refreshments and to get any needed supplies.  Any help is appreciated in keeping our community beautiful!


Town Meeting TONIGHT - April 7th at 7pm

Manchester's town meeting is tonight, April 7th at 7pm at Manchester Memorial School.  In an effort to facilitate parents' efforts to attend, and vote on important proposals such as the Donovan Playing Fields, the Manchester PTO has arranged for FREE childcare during the meeting.  So please come out and cast your vote! PLease visit the town's website for more details regarding the meeting agenda.  See below for details on the childcare.

Just a reminder.....FREE Child Care During Town Meeting! There will be FREE child care available to all Manchester families during town meeting on Monday April 7 in the art room at the Memorial School. You can drop your child(ren) off in the art room with Mrs. Yutkins and 2 other fabulous teachers who have all volunteered to help make it easier for parents with young children to attend town meeting. Drop off time is 6:45 and they are willing to keep your children entertained with crafts and a movie until as late as 11:00 (as these meetings tend to run quite late). We need your vote and we're hoping that providing this service will enable most families to attend.


MERSD Afternoon Activities Cancelled - 12/17

Due to the inclement weather due to arrive later today, Manchester-Esseex Regional School District has cancelled all afternoon activities. 


Singing Beach Parking Closed Oct. 9th & 10th

On Wednesday October 9th and Thursday October 10th (weather permitting), the Town of Manchester is going to be paving the Singing Beach Parking Lot.

On these two days, there WILL NOT BE ANY parking available for anyone inside the parking lot.  If you are planning on visting the beach on either of these days, please park in the circle or park downtown and walk. If you are parked in the circle, please make sure that your car is not obstructing traffic.

As a reminder dogs are not allowed on the beach until October 15th

Manchester Parks & Recreation Dept


Targeted Mosquito Spraying Upper Pine Street Area Sept. 5th

The Manchester Board of Health has been notified by N.E. Mosquito Control of a West Nile Virus positive mosquito pool in Hamilton, near the Manchester town line.  Targeted truck spraying for mosquitoes is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight (weather permitting)

Areas Treated Will Include the Following:
·       Upper Pine Street (from corner of Pleasant Street/Pleasant Grove Cemetery onto "dump road" to the Hamilton line)
·       Parsons Lane
·       Crooked Lane
·       Old Wenham Way
·       Moses Hill Road
·       Harrington Way
·       Rockwood Heights Road
·       Anthony Avenue
·       Pinewood Road
The Board of Health encourages all residents to continue to protect themselves from mosquitoes.
Reduce The Number of Mosquitoes / Drain Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Can Breed
·       Twice a week, empty all water from flower pots, pet food dishes, birdbaths, swimming pool covers, kiddie pools, and containers left outside on your property.
·       Check your rain gutters to be sure that they are not clogged and clear them if necessary
·       Remove discarded items on your property that could collect water (i.e. old tires)
Avoid Mosquito Bites
·       If weather permits, wear long pants and shirts when you are outdoors
·       As your schedule allows, avoid outdoor activities from dusk to dawn
·       Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin and clothing
·       Keep all window and door screens in good repair
·       Use mosquito netting over infant carriers and strollers when outdoors
For addition information on mosquito surveillance & control and mosquito borne virus please visit the following websites:  

Manchester Board of Health

Black Beach Closure - July 17th

7/17/13 - Black Beach has failed the weekly beach water testing and is temporarily closed to swimming. A second sample has just been taken from Black Beach today, with those results back at the end of the day on Thursday.

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Snow Emergency Declared - 2/8/13

The town of Manchester has declared a snow emergency for Feb. 8th, 2013. A Winter Storm Parking Ban will go into effect 8:00 am Friday, February 8, 2013.


Nov. 5th Flu Clinic - Ages 8 and Over 


The Board of Health will have a flu clinic on Monday, November 5th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the meeting room on the second floor of Town Hall.  This clinic will be for those age 8 and over.  We will have a limited number of flu mist doses available, as well as high dose and regular dose injectable flu vaccine.  The flu mist will be offered on a first come first served basis until it runs out.  

Those attending should bring their insurance cards and be sure to wear a short sleeved shirt.

Manchester Board of Health