Manchester's town elections are a month away, but some important deadlines are fast approaching.
If you live in Manchester and are not yet registered to vote, you have only until Wednesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. to do so, and the town clerk's office will be open that night to accommodate any last-minute applicants.
Otherwise, the clerk's office welcomes new voter registration Mondays through Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and on Thursdays until 8. The office is closed this Monday, however, in honor of Patriots Day.
Mail-in registration forms must be postmarked by the April 25 deadline, according to the town's Board of Registrars. The town elections are May 17.
Tax payment time in Essex
The Essex treasurer and collector would like to remind residents that fiscal 2012 real estate and personal property bills were mailed on March 30.
Payment of these fourth-quarter bills is due May 1. Payments must be received, not post marked, by the due date to avoid interest and penalties.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please call the treasurer and collector's office at 978-768-4519 with questions regarding payment.
Please call the sssessor's office at 978-768-7831 with questions regarding valuations.
Manchester officers' meet and greet
Most folks may not, under normal conditions, want to visi the town's police station. But that will change for a special program planned for April 21, a week from today.
The event is a virtual open house, with police Chief Glenn McKiel and the town's officers welcoming residents to a "meet and greet" with the Manchester Police Department's officers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the station, located at 10 Central St.
All officers and members of the department will be on hand, and residents are encouraged to meet the officers, check out the department's vehicles and other equipment — and enjoy some refreshments!
Isle of Shoals exhibit in Essex
The Isles of Shoals is coming to Essex starting today.
Eventide Art Gallery and Star Island Corp. are planning a special Isles of Shoals exhibition from 3 to 9 p.m. at the gallery at 63 Main St. in Essex.
The exhibition features in a wide variety of mediums artists such as Peter Randall, Carol Hayes, Bob Eddy, Susan Luca, Carol Arnold, Patty Boynton, Jill Brody, Alexandra de Steiguer, Teri Canelle Eramo, Dawn Gardetto, William Mitchell, Pattie Owen, Bruce Parsons, Meg Schoene, Jeanne Rosier Smith, Ron Walsh and B.J. Wayne.
The exhibit will continue through Sunday, April 28.
For more information, visit www.EventideArtGallery.com or call 978-890-7198.
Stephanie Bergman compiles information about events, services and programs in Manchester and Essex. If you have a news tip or submission for the weekly Town Talk column, you can reach Stephanie Bergman at 978-283-7000 x3451 or email@example.com.