The Town of Manchester released local option revenue figures for third calendar quarter of 2013.

Sales tax revenue was $186,121.36, up from $173,161.04 for the same quarter in 2012. The represents an increase of $12,960.32 or 7.48%. Meals, rooms, alcohol tax revenue was $116,777.98, up from $111,940.20 for the same quarter in 2012. This represents an increase of $4,837.78 or 4.32%.

The combined local option revenues increased 6.24% compared to the same quarter in 2012. This is something to celebrate, since it equates to a real upturn in economic activity on Main Street.