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Updated: ServSafe® Food Protection Certification Course and Exam

Published: 08/18/2017 - Health Indicators

The Manchester Health Department Division of Environmental Health and the UNH Cooperative Extension will be offering ServSafe Food Protection Certification Course and Exam on Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM at the Manchester Health Department.

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminates food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook, and serve food for their customers.

Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association. Certification is valid for five years.

Link to flyer


Location:  Manchester Health Department - 03101 - 1528 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101

Fee: $140.00 per person, includes ServSafe Manager Book, 7th Edition & Exam. Last date to register is Thursday, October 12, 2017. Pre-payment is expected prior to the class.

For more information:  For more information contact Ann Hamilton at or 603-447-3834.

Land for sale at W. Mitchell St

Published: 08/15/2017 8:00 AM - Tax Collector Announcements

This small rectangular lot is .0798 in acreage or 3,476 square foot.  The asking price is $5,200.  For additional information, restrictions and requirements please call the Tax Collector’s Office at 603-624-6575.  Offers must be received no later than September 18, 2017 by 2 PM.

Road Race August 10th @ 6:20PM. Area of Elm St & Canal St-Expect road closures and traffic de...

Published: 08/09/2017 12:20 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

On Thursday, August 10, 2017 the Annual Cigna Road Race will be held again in Manchester. Due to the volume of runners and staff working the race motorists should anticipate encountering significant road closures and delays on Elm St and in the surrounding area. In order to accommodate the set-up o...

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West Nile Virus (WNV) Found in Manchester Mosquitoes

Published: 08/08/2017 - Health Indicators

The Manchester Health Department announced today that two batches of mosquitoes collected in Manchester on July 31, 2017 and August 1, 2017 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

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Voter Registration Drive - Register to Vote Now!

Published: 08/02/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

The Office of the City Clerk continues our commitment to making your election experience as pleasant as possible. In an effort to minimize waiting in long lines on Election Day, we will be conducting yet another series of Voter Registration Drives prior to the State Primary Election on September 19, 2017.   Register to vote now so you don't wait in line on election day!  You can find us at the following community events in Manchester:

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 - Family Fest at Veteran's Park (Elm Street) from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 - We Are One Festival at Veteran's Park (Elm Street) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Greek Fest at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (111 Island Pond Road) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 26, 2017 - Friends of Stark Park Summer Concert Series (Stark Park on North River Road) from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For more information on voter registration, check out our "How to Register" page, email us at or call us at (603) 624-6455.

Sample Ballots for September Muncipal Elections Now Available

Published: 08/01/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

Sample ballots for the Non-Partisan Municipal Primary and Special Non-Partisan Municipal Election in ward 6 to immediately fill the aldermanic vacancy are now available by visiting our Sample Ballot page.  These elections will be held on September 19, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

The sample ballots for the Special State Primary to fill the District 15/Ward 8 vacancy in the office of State Representative will be posted as soon as the ballots are made available by the state.  This election will also be held on September 19th in ward 8 only.

For all election related questions, please visit our Voter Registration and Elections page for more information, call us at 603-624-6455 or email at

Manchester Parks and Recreation August Newsletter

Published: 08/01/2017 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department presents the August Newsletter! Please enjoy!

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Notice To Ward 6 Voters

Published: 07/03/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

On June 6th, the Board of Mayor & Aldermen accepted a request on behalf of the ward 6 selectmen seeking a move of all voting activities to the Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School, effective immediately.  Polling location change notices were mailed to the addresses of all registered voters during the week of July 3rd.

Selectmen are excited over the new polling location within the gymnasium of one of the city's premier middle schools.  Ample parking and an expansive, modern space for all voting activities highlight the list of improvements to your voting experience. 

Your next scheduled election at Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School will be held on September 19, 2017.  If you need any assistance or further information on the new location please contact us at 603-624-6455.


Published: 06/08/2017 - Tax Collector Announcements


 The tax bills were mailed Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

The due date is Thursday, July 6, 2017

You may also print out a copy of the bill by accessing the bill & history of your tax account online.




Voter Checklist Verification Process Begins

Published: 06/02/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

The Office of the City Clerk and the Manchester Board of Registrars is conducting a voter checklist verification process.  This process began by reviewing the voting history of all 64,420 voters on checklists citywide and provides us with a report of any voter who has not voted since November of 2012.  Currently, there are 8,577 registered voters who have not voted in these last nine (9) citywide elections.  Beginning early June 2017, each of these voters will receive a postcard from our office to determine if they still reside in Manchester and wish to remain a registered voter.

This postcard will provide notification of the pending removal from the voter checklist and an explanation of how to update registration information.  All registered voters who receive this notification will need to reregister with the Office of the City Clerk, or at the polls on election day, prior to voting at an upcoming election.

For more information on how to register to vote or questions about this notification, you may reach us at 624-6455 or by email at

Manchester City Library News - Summer 2017

Published: 05/24/2017 2:15 PM - MCL Notes

Find out what's going on at the Manchester libraries in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

Have a great summer!

Manchester Water Works 3rd Grade Poster Contest Winners Announced!

Published: 05/16/2017 - Water Works News

2017 3rd Grade City Final Poster Contest 


1st  Place: 

Arya Mohammad of Weston School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, $50 Funspot Gift Certificate, Nadeau’s gift certificate, t-shirt, trophy, certificate and ribbon. 

2nd Place:                   

Makayla Dubois of Weston School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Nadeau’s Gift Certificate, Storyland Passes, certificate, t-shirt, Trophy and ribbon. 


3rd Place:                    

Audrina Jernigan of Green Acres School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Nadeau’s Gift Certificate, Butterfly Place Gift Certificate, certificate, t-shirt, Trophy and ribbon.

4th Place: 

Brody Phillips of Weston School

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Nadeau’s Gift Certificate, Mels Funway Park Passes, t-shirt, certificate, Trophy and ribbon.         


Honorable Mentions:             

Lillian Surette of Northwest Elementary

Ryder Royer of Green Acres School

Brayden Yianakopolos of Weston School

Kenzie Proulx of Webster School

Karla Vargas of Northwest Elementary

Kylie Chap of Green Acres School

Prizes include:  Childrens Museum Passes, Cowabungas passes, Legends Golf Passes, Discovery Museum of NH Passes, Chunkys Cinema Pub Passes, Captains Cove Mini Golf Passes, Nadeaus gift certificates, t-shirt, ribbon, certificate, a medal.


This is the 20th year doing the Science Fair.  10 out of 14 City Schools participated. There was a total of 560 posters 3rd grade students.  The Manchester Water Works would like to thank the Manchester School System, the schools that participated, the Manchester School Board, and our generous sponsors for their continued support of the fun and educational endeavor.

The Manchester Water Works would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors!


Manchester Water Works 4th Grade Science Fair Winners Announced!

Published: 05/16/2017 - Water Works News

1st  Place:       

Oliver Villa of Northwest “Water Particles”  

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Monkey Trunks Adventure Course Tickets, Autographed photo of Boston Red Sox player Rick Porcello, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, certificate, Trophy and ribbon


2nd Place:  

Kyleigh Reiss of Green Acres “Does Water Conduct Electricity”

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Manchester Monarchs Tickets, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, Certificate, Trophy, & Ribbon


          3rd Place:           

Desmond Lee of Webster “Does Mint Really Cool Things”

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Yorks Wild Kingdom Passes, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, Certificate, Trophy, & Ribbon.

4th Place: 

Tommy Martineau of Smyth Road “Which Substance Will Better Prevent Erosion”

Canobie Lake Park Tickets, Squam Lakes Science Center Passes, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificate, Certificate, Trophy, & Ribbon.

Honorable Mentions:

Tevin Edmunds of Parker Varney “How Can You Bend Water”

Jaylynn Pelletier of Hallsville “Epic Water Cycle”

Jackson Schaechtle of Gossler Park “Acid Rain”

Sebastin Sunsin of Beech ST “Water Distribution”

Prizes split between the winners include Canobie Lake Park Tickets, SEE Science Center Passes, Lost River Gorge Passes, Nadeau’s Sub gift certificates, medals, certificates & ribbons


This is the 24th year doing the Science Fair.  8 out of 14 City Schools participated.There was a total of 530 water projects done by 560 4th grade students.  The Manchester Water Works would like to thank the Manchester School System, the schools that participated, the Manchester School Board, and our generous sponsors for their continued support of the fun and educational endeavor.


Notice of New Water Storage Treatment Tank and Pump Station Improvements

Published: 04/26/2017 - Water Works News





WATER SYSTEM PWS#:  1471010          




The Manchester Water Works (MWW) has applied for funds through the State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF), in accordance with Chapter Env-Dw 1100. This document addresses the requirements of Env-Dw 1107; the Environmental Review.




This proposed project will include construction of a new water storage tank for the Londonderry water system and upgrades at the Cohas Avenue Pump Station in Manchester.


Construction of a 2.5 - 3MG pre-stressed water storage tank. The new storage tank will be located adjacent to the existing tank at the end of Josephine Drive in Londonderry.  Also, replacement of pumps, motors, electrical systems and other related equipment in the Cohas Avenue Pump Station.  All proposed work will take place inside the building. The combined project is estimated to take approximately 24 months to complete with final completion at or around December 2018. 


The estimated combined cost of the overall project is $6,150,000.  The MWW has applied to borrow up to this amount to finance the project. Whereas this project constitutes only a minor project and no significant environmental impacts are anticipated, a finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) is proposed.




Both the Board Water Commissioners and Manchester’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to authorize funding in the amount of $6,150,000 for this project on June 16, 2016 and October 4, 2016, respectively.  A public notice will be published by the Manchester Water Works and a 30-day comment period will be held in accordance with the DWSRF rules.


The full document is available at, and comments may be addressed to the following locations:  Philip W. Croasdale, 281 Lincoln St., Manchester NH 03103, and NHDES Attn:  Allyson Gourley, Environmental Review Coordinator, PO Box 95, 29 Hazen Dr., Concord NH 03302-0095.


Manchester City Library News - Spring 2017

Published: 03/03/2017 5:00 PM - MCL Notes

Find out what's going on at the Manchester libraries in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

See you at the library!

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Published: 10/04/2016 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The state of New Hampshire recently confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that has killed millions of ash trees nationwide, has been found in Manchester, joining a growing list of New Hampshire towns.  In an effort to slow the spread of this insect, the state has issued a quarantine on the movement of all ash materials, as well as all hardwood firewood and wood chips, coming out of and through Hillsborough, Rockingham, Belknap, and Merrimack counties.  The Merrimack county quarantine has been in effect since 2013. 


Please visit for specific quarantine details.  This website also contains information concerning many aspects of EAB, including how to identify it and what options you have to protect your ash trees..

To report evidence of EAB, please call either:

  • NH Division of Forests & Lands – (603) 271-2214
  • Pierra Siegart, State Entomologist – (603) 271-2561
  • Manchester Division of Parks, Recreation, & Cemeteries – (603) 624-6444 x5350

City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Published: 09/14/2016 - Health Indicators

City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Efforts that Give All Residents the Chance to Thrive

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes the City of Manchester, NH for Weaving a Culture of Health throughout the Community’s Fabric

Manchester, NH (September 14, 2016) Manchester is one of seven winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to health. The Prize honors communities for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Manchester is being nationally recognized for bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health, drawing especially on the wisdom, voice, and experience of residents themselves. Chosen from nearly 200 applicant communities across the country, Manchester’s award winning efforts include its response to the emerging opioid and heroin epidemic—which has successfully mobilized first responders, community organizations, and health care providers to connect residents with critical treatment services. When over half of the City’s school children became enrolled in free and reduced meals, city leaders in partnership with residents worked to transform schools in the city’s most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas into neighborhood health and education hubs. Former textile mills have been converted into high-tech spaces and outdoor recreation areas, spurring economic growth and providing more opportunities for physical activity. Funders are collaboratively investing in new ways to bring projects to scale.

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Library Newsletter - MCL Notes

Published: 03/02/2016 - MCL Notes

The Spring 2016 edition of the Manchester City Library's newsletter, MCL Notes, is now available at:

See you at the library!


Timber Cutting In Auburn to address Red Pine Scale Insect Infestation in New Hampshire

Published: 11/30/2015 - Water Works News

The Manchester Water Works will be removing stands of Red Pine Timber over the next five years in response to the eminent threat of severe mortality by the invasive Red Pine Scale Insect.  This insect has caused widespread devastation throughout New England over the last fifty years and has recently arrived in New Hampshire and has had a profound impact.  The Manchester Water Works has been working with NH Forest Health Specialist to determine a course of action.  This has resulted in the careful planning to remove all Red Pine Trees on the Massabesic Watershed Properties.  The specific cutting equipment selected for harvest is intended to protect the remaining large and especially small trees and to prepare a seedbed for new regeneration and growth of seedlings and saplings.  The layout and design of these harvest operations will utilize State of New Hampshire Best Management Practice for Erosion Control.  The Red Pine Stands exist in around 20 separate tree stands totaling around 400 acres and the plan is to cut about 80 acres per year over the next four years (80 acres were cut in 2014).

Further Reading

Red Pine Poster

Red Pine Scale Presentation


Manchester Water Works Service Line Protection Plan

Published: 10/23/2014 2:00 PM - Water Works News

Manchester Water Works Introduces
Our Cost-Saving
Service Line Protection Plan

Did you know that you own the water service line from your property line into your home?  Many people are surprised when they learn that they own and are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the water service line from your property line into your home. We know you have received at least two solicitations this year alone proposing to protect you against expenses due to such a leak.

MWW is prepared to handle the leak in your water service.… including:  Expenses related to repair work  such as costs to shut off your water service; hiring a contractor to replace or repair your leaking water service line; patching your driveway and re-sodding your lawn and turning your service back on assuring a tight repair.

Leave it to us… Make just one call and have Manchester Water Works take care of it. Save yourself the inconvenience and potentially thousands of dollars in repairs by enrolling today in the Manchester Water Works Service Line Protection Plan!

Homeowner’s Insurance isn’t the answer…  Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the cost of repairing or replacing water service lines and, even if it did, there’s typically a large deductible that must be paid first. Now, there is a simple way to avoid costly repairs to your water service line. Enroll in the Manchester Water Works Service Line Protection Plan and gain peace of mind knowing that if you suddenly have a leak, Manchester Water Works will take care of everything.

Guaranteed for an the introductory price of $75… Enroll in the Service Line Protection Plan and Manchester Water Works will take care of the repair and replacement of your leaking water service connection from the property line up to your shut off valve in the basement. If you have a leak from your water service, just call us, and we’ll handle it – for the low cost of just $75 annually. Our authorized service person will be dispatched to your home to take care of the problem.

Peace of Mind...  It’s easy to see why the Service Line Protection Plan is such a great value. Enroll Today! Enrolling in the Service Line Protection Plan is easy. You can pay the $75 annual fee by check, money order, or add it to your regular water bill. To enroll, call our customer service number at 1-603-624-6494 or on-line Enroll today, and you’ll never have to worry about expensive water line repairs again.

Eligibility… To be eligible for the Service Line Protection coverage, you must own or have a written legal responsibility and authority to provide maintenance for the water service line (and associated parts) to your residential dwelling (up to 2 unit multi-family). Customers on private lines are not eligible. The service line can be no greater than one (1) inch in diameter and must conform to the design standards of MWW’s Rules and Regulations. MWW reserves the right to deny plan coverage for any reason.

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Sign Up Today for Service Line Protection! Call 1-603-624-6494

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