MANCHESTER VILLAGE -- The village's Development Review Board has a proved an application made by an investment group headed by local resident Clark French to build a new 85 room hotel on the site currently occupied by the shuttered Village Country Inn on Main Sreet.

The vote was 4-1, with one member of the board abstaining, and came after an hour long deliberative session which followed an earlier presentation made by French which outlined a few changes they had made to the proposal to address earlier concerns raised by the board.

French said after the decision was announced he was very pleased with the outcome.

More information to follow.