June 25, 1999 - On this day it was reported that Manchester's American Legion Post #38 voted to sell their building which they had owned for 68 years. The building was put on the market because there were no longer enough members to make it worthwhile to run the facility. The legion purchased and renovated the building in 1931.
30 Years Ago
June 24, 1982 - With the Equinox Hotel sitting in disrepair, the Manchester Village trustees adopted a new zoning plan for the Equinox Historic District. The changes in the Village's zoning by-laws cleared the way for the Equinox Corporation to begin renovating the Equinox Hotel and some of the surrounding buildings. Also in this week's paper, a disagreement about the purchase of the former Wessner landfill, a Bennington County Regional Commission Review of the county' energy plan and former Vermont Secretary of State James Guest announces that he is running for the senatorial seat of Robert Stafford.
75 years ago
June 24, 1937
A dedication ceremony for a granite marker which denotes the southern end of the Seth Warner Memorial Highway (now Route 30) by the First Baptist Church at the corner of Main and Bonnet streets was held. The highway's northern terminus is in the town of Cornwall.
A representative from Gov. George Aiken's office attended the ceremony. The marker had already been purchased and set in place through the efforts of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher of Arlington delivered the dedication address, in which she characterized the memorial to the Revolutionary War hero as "a part of everyday life and represents the desirability of flexibility of action."