Ray Berg

Kirk Park Community Project Progress Report

What is the Project? The Kirk Park Community Project is bringing together community service groups, local businesses and foundations, the Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation through our local Manchester Wellness Coalition, and supporting residents of Manchester to make major repairs and upgrades to the Kirk Park baseball diamonds and playground in the Village of Manchester. The deteriorated […]

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The Five Lives of the Main Street Bridge, Part Three of Five

Bridge #3 – The 1886 Iron Bridge On April 8, 1886, the Village Council inspected the Exchange Place bridge with a view to rebuilding or repairing it. Blosser again noted that an iron bridge would be just the thing. A special election for July 27, 1886 was called for. Highway Commissioner Case presented arguments for […]

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The Five Lives of the Main Street Bridge, Part Two of Five

Editors Note:  This is part 2 of a 5 part piece on the history of Manchester’s Main Street bridge, by our local history writer, Ray Berg. If you missed part 1 last week, you can read it HERE. Bridge #2 – The 1876 Rebuilt Wood Bridge with New Planking The Village Council began serious bridge repair […]

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The Five Lives of the Main Street Bridge, Part One of Five

Editors Note: The Manchester Mirror is excited to announce that Ray Berg has agreed to join us as our local history writer! Mr. Berg’s precisely researched and eminently readable historical articles will, we hope, be a regular feature of the mirror. Because of their length and detail, we have decided to serialize them. This first […]

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