Editor’s note: This column was sent to us by Mayor Robert Hudak.
Hello Manchester residents,
Thank you for taking a moment to read my monthly column. I hope you are all staying cool and avoiding the heat wave we’ve experienced for the past couple weeks. The summer months are usually a little slower here in Manchester after budget season, but nonetheless we’ve still had a lot of exciting events and happenings here in town.
First and foremost, Manchester Day 2022 at Harry Wright Lake was a massive success! Council President Brush, Council Vice-President Zolezi, Councilman Fusaro, and myself were happy to kick off the opening ceremony and meet with so many of our residents in attendance. In fact, it was so well-attended that many of the vendors reached out afterwards requesting a spot next year and expressing their gratitude to our town that led to many of them selling out of their entire inventory! All of the day’s festivities were a perfect complement to our one of a kind fireworks show later that night. I want to give special thanks to Tracey Lynch and our Recreation Department for a job well done!
The Summer Concert series at Harry Wright Lake is underway with our first two performances of the year now finished. Council President Joan Brush and I were so pleased to kick them off in front of a packed house of Manchester residents. After two tough years of the pandemic and COVID procedures, it’s wonderful to see these events are drawing more residents than before and that everyone is enjoying these shows under normal conditions. We hope you’ll join us for Hawaiian night on August 5th and Rock N’ Rhythm and the Sensational Soul Cruisers on August 10th.
I was very proud to see this summer that our promise of no water restrictions is coming to fruition this year. The new water tower has paid dividends for allowing us to increase our supply and stay within the town’s statutory allocation requirements.
Lastly, the Mayors Economic Advisory Council and I are excited to announce that there will be 4 new businesses coming to the Whiting Commons Shopping center. This includes a Jersey Mikes, an AT&T store, a Starbucks, and a pad site for a brand new sit down restaurant in Whiting! The restaurant is yet to be named, but we’re hoping that we can parlay this site with one of the liquor licenses the town is auctioning off to give our Whiting residents more variety.
Thank you for reading
Robert Hudak, Mayor