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Japanese knotweed, also known as polygonum cuspidatum, is an invasive plant species sprouting up all across the state of Connecticut. Keep Reading More!
This summer, the Town of Manchester is happy to offer a new, attractive amenity to Center Springs Pond! The town has contracted with The Pond and Lake Connection out of Brookfield, CT to install a pond aeration system and fountains, equipped with differing spray ranges and lighting features.
In many respects the issues that our communities are facing in the wake of Covid-19 are in no way new. The problems of food insecurity, economic hardship, and disparities in access to healthcare and public services have always existed; this pandemic is just the most recent event that has brought this uncomfortable truth back to the top of a constantly shuffling deck of uncomfortable truths.
In an effort to keep the Manchester community safe, healthy, informed, and up-to-date, the Town of Manchester has launched an official COVID-19 webpage that hosts the latest information and statistics on COVID-19 information related to Manchester, Hartford County, and the State areas.
The Manchester Vernon Prevention Partnership (MVPP) is a collaboration between the Vernon ROCKS Coalition and the Change Collaborative of Manchester that aims to expand substance abuse prevention efforts for young people in the towns of Vernon and Manchester. The MVPP is asking that you take a 5-minute survey to share your thoughts and experiences related to how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting your individual and family well-being.
On Tuesday, April 14th, the Manchester Board of Directors made the decision to cancel Town Operated Summer Camps for the 2020 summer season, this also includes Camp Kennedy our adult specialized program which runs for one week. This decision was made based on the current global pandemic this is one of many cancellations made by the Town in order to keep the community and its residents safe.
These are unprecedented and difficult times for all. After several weeks of consultation with local and state authorities, the Cruisin’ on Main Street Planning Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone “Cruisin’ on Main Street 2020” due to the ongoing pandemic. We are heartbroken; however, the health and safety of our audience, sponsors and vendors, car enthusiasts, first responders, staff and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us. We felt that this was the only acceptable way forward.
It’s hard to ignore that things have been pretty tough lately, but the real story is how people are coming together in support of one another. At the local level it can be easy to miss all of the work that is going on behind the scenes of the current relief efforts, but for certain there is an army of individuals selflessly donating their time and effort to take care of their neighbors.
In 2008, the Manchester Board of Directors prompted the development of the Manchester Youth Commission. Close to 12 years later, the Commission is stronger than ever. “The Manchester Youth Commission is a diverse group of youth collaborating with local government in an effort to create open communication in the decision making process, making it possible to strengthen the community through the voice of the youth.”
The Mahoney Recreation Center was looking forward to hosting the Community Youth Art Initiative and the popular “Things” art exhibition this May. Unfortunately as a result of the disruption to the regular school schedule and our junior artists, we will be unable to hold the event this year as planned.