2017 Manchester College Soccer Series Announced by Town of Manchester

The Town of Manchester announced today the line up for the 2017 College Soccer Series. All games will take place at Applejack Stadium, located at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, 340 Recreation Park Road in Manchester Center, Vermont.

Admission to the games is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 18 and seniors over 65 years of age. Food and beverages are available at Chief’s Concession Stand, located in the northwest corner of the Stadium.

The College Soccer Series started in 2016 with four NCAA college soccer games. The 2017 features an expanded schedule with five games.


University of Vermont vs. UMass Amherst  

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 5:00 PM 

NCAA Women’s Division I Soccer  (Pre-Season)


Castleton State University vs. Southern Vermont College 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 PM 

NCAA Women’s Division III Soccer (Pre-Season)


Castleton State University vs. Mass College of Liberal Arts

Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

NCAA Men’s Division III Soccer (Pre-Season)


Middlebury College vs. Williams College 

Saturday, September 2, 2017 @ 12:00 noon 

NCAA Women’s Division III Soccer (Pre-Season)


Southern Vermont College vs. Lyndon State College 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @ 7:00 PM 

NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer  (Regular Season Game)

Planning Commission working on 2017 Town Plan

The 2012 Manchester Town Plan expires in May 2017. An update of the Plan has been drafted by the Planning Commission and is ready for review by the public.

The intent of this update is to: (1) reorganize the Plan to offer better logical flow and an action oriented format; (2) update the Plan by incorporating new data and the results of recent public planning efforts, (3) improve map and other visual planning resources; (4) reflect public sentiment expressed throughout the comprehensive rezoning effort, and (5) meet statutory requirements for new sections on flood resilience and renewable energy resource planning.

The Planning Commission will hold a hearing on March 13, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. to receive public comment on the draft Plan. Below are links to the draft Plan and a supporting memorandum.

Please direct questions and comments to Janet Hurey at j.hurley@manchester-vt.gov or 802-362-1313, option 3.

Manchester Town Plan 2017 for March 13 Hearing

Planning Commission Report March 13, 2017

Water Board to host meeting about proposed solar project


The Manchester Board of Water Commissioners is hosting a public meeting to discuss a proposed solar project at the Town well site, located near the intersection of Richville Road and Union Street in Manchester Center, Vermont on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall in the Kilburn Meeting Room (6039 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255).

The Town well site is located near the intersection of Richville Road and Union Street in Manchester Center, Vermont. The proposed project involves a contractual and financial relationship between the Town of Manchester Water Department and Hand and Sun Solar, and would include the installation of solar panels at the Town well site, screening (landscaping) and security fencing around the panels and the Town well site. Click here to view the current proposal.

Ivan Beattie, Doug Kilburn and Lambert “Chops” Zoller serve on the Board of Water Commissioners and will be present at the meeting. John O’Keefe (Town Manager), David Sheldon (Water Superintendent) and Christina Haskins (Town engineer) will also be present at the meeting as well as representatives from Hand and Sun Solar to collect public input on the proposed project.

Town releases draft Hazard Mitigation Plan, announces public meetings

The Town of Manchester recently release the draft Hazard Mitigation Plan. To view the plan, click here.

The Town’s emergency management planning committee has scheduled two public meetings to solicit comments from the public on Thursday, March 17, 2016 and Thursday, March 24, 2016. Both meetings will start at 5:30 PM at Town Hall (6039 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255) in the Kilburn Meeting Room.

The Manchester Selectboard has tentatively scheduled a public meeting to discuss the Hazard Mitigation Plan for Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM, also at Town Hall in the Kilburn Room.

For more information, contact John P. O’Keefe, Town Manager, at j.okeefe@manchester-vt.gov or 802-362-1313, option 2. For more information about the FEMA hazard mitigation planning process, visit https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-planning.

Public Safety Study Released; Public Meeting Scheduled

The Town of Manchester and Town of Dorset agreed to jointly study public safety functions and opportunities for greater collaboration and cooperation.

Municipal Resources Inc., the consultant selected by the Town of Manchester and Town of Dorset, has issued it final reports:

Police FINAL report

Fire and EMS Services FINAL report

The Manchester Selectboard has scheduled a public meeting for Wednesday, May 6 at 5:00 PM at Manchester Town Hall (6039 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT) in the Kilburn Meeting Room.