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Red Arrow Diner celebrates 100th anniversary

A police car parked sideways on Lowell Street on the morning of October 15th blocking traffic while tables with red cloths over them waited for patrons to arrive. Burgers sizzled on a grill outside, sending plumes of smoke into the air. Placards on the sidewalk with oversized proclamations by Governor Chris Sununu, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen recognized an accomplishment few businesses of any kind can match: the Red Arrow Diner had been in business for 100 years.

Grocery Hunt: More fruits (and charcoal deflation?)

Hello and welcome to the Grocery Hunt, Manchester Ink Link’s look at prices of grocery items at Manchester supermarket chains. This week takes a look at fruit once again, with a look at how charcoal prices have changed over the past year due to this week’s upcoming barbecues.

State reports last fall held record number of tourists coming to NH

Last week, the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development reported that the Fall 2021 tourism season brought 4.3 million visitors into the state, an increase of 38 percent over 2019, which had been the year with the largest number of visitors to that point.

Deadline set for Hallsville RFPs

Committee members agreed to the draft evaluation criteria, built upon recommendations gathered from a community listening session at the school.

Transit To Trails program launch May 7: Catch an MTA bus for $5 and hit local hiking trails, parks

“MTA is excited to partner with the Nature Conservancy in order to bring this pilot program to life,” said Mike Whitten, executive director of the Manchester Transit Authority. “Connecting passengers with natural spaces like our state parks and forests offers so many benefits and we’re thrilled to do our part to eliminate transportation as a barrier to access for members of our community.”

Signup period underway for downtown outdoor dining permits

Last week, the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a third year of permit applications for downtown businesses seeking to use parking spaces in front of their business for something other than car parking, with the deadline extending to this Friday, April 29.