Starbucks obtains permit for coffee house
The Development Review Board has approved a change of use permit for a Starbucks coffee house at the Equinox Square Plaza on Depot Street.
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Local man gets nearly two years in prison for sexual assault
A Manchester man who has been held without bail for the past eight-and-a-half months will spend the next 14 months in jail for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
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The Vermont Country Store hosts Vermont Challenge's final day barbeque
We are proud to announce that the team at The Vermont Country Store is expanding its support of the Vermont Challenge in 2014.
How 'bout a raise?
The minimum wage in Vermont could be on its way up to $10.10 per hour, from its current level of $8.73.
Thanks again to the Mark Skinner Library. The MSL opened National Poetry Month in Manchester with a bang.
Make Vermont the first state to label GMOs
The front page of the Manchester Journal, Friday, March 28, 2014 ran a story titled "Waiver Sought for Starbucks."
Wed Apr 16, 2014
VT. train service
I have taken both Amtrak trains to Vermont many times. It would make more sense to just reroute the Ethan Allen from Albany through Bennington, Manchester with the final stop in Rutland.
KOMEN awards $350,000 to local breast cancer programs
Susan G. Komen Vermont-New Hampshire's Grants Committee has announced that the affiliate awarded $350,000 to 11 community-based breast health programs in Vermont and New Hampshire, bringing the total sum of money awarded locally for breast cancer education, screening and treatment to $7,000,000 since 1993.
Bank building may have buyer
The former Berkshire Bank building, which has been on the market for the past two years, has a possible purchase agreement in place for April 30. Ray Smith, a spokesman for Berkshire Bank, which retained ownership of the building following moving its banking operations to a new branch office on Richville Road, could not say who, or what, business ... (more)
Tue Apr 15, 2014
First Annual 'Renew Women's Day' in Manchester Vermont
Vermont women will be treated to a day full of information, education and inspiration on Sunday May 4th, 2014 from 10:00 - 4:00 PM.
DTF & Perfect Wife to Host Caroline Rose in Concert, 4/25
The Dorset Theatre Festival and Perfect Wife have combined forces to present the up and coming singer/songwriter Caroline Rose on April 25th at The Perfect Wife Restaurant in Manchester in an event that will raise funds for the DTF Giving Back Programs.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
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Audit backs up Hinsdale selectmen
The concerns the selectmen had about possible misconduct from the woman who served as Town Clerk and Tax Collector were validated with a recently released audit, according to Chairman Bernie Rideout and Town Administrator Jill Collins.
Community garden seeks members
Three members have already joined for the current season in addition to the 17 members that joined last year.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Time for a change
Act 60, and its successor, Act 68, have been controversial pieces of legislation ever since their origins in the historic Brigham decision handed down by the Vermont Supreme Court in 1997.
Cobb wins Emo Henrich Award
Michael Cobb received the 2014 Emo Henrich Award presented by the Stratton Found and Stratton Resort on Saturday, March 22. The Henrich Awards have been held at Stratton since 1988, with the first original award presented to Emo Henrich, Stratton's longtime ski school director and founder of the Stratton Mountain Boys.
Car show set for June 7th and 8th
The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce has opened registration for the 28th Annual Manchester Antique and Classic Car Show to be held on June 7 and 8 at The Dorr Farm.
Wilson decides against re-election effort
Voters in the district that includes Manchester, Arlington, Sandgate and most of Sunderland will have at least one new name to check off on their ballots for state representative come November.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
DRB to consider falconry school application
On March 28, Jeffrey Nyweide and Shelly Gibson submitted an application to the town that, if ap proved, would allow what has been pasture land to be used as a location for a new falconry school.
A large solar array and an agricultural business are some of the beneficiaries of $5.2 million in loans from the Vermont Economic Development Authority.
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Morning Briefing -- Wednesday
The town of Manchester, Manchester Parks and Recreation Department, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Manchester, announce the 22nd Annual Chili Challenge to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles.