The science of discovery on Appledore Island: Manchester students see their future after Shoals Marine Lab experience

Imagine a classroom where the sky’s the limit; a classroom immersed in the natural world where daily assignments require you to examine a starfish in the palm of your hand or explore the organisms coexisting in a single intertidal pool by reaching in and pulling out a giant snail, a tiny crab or a burrowing barnacle. READ MORE


Private developer, on renovating High Street house for low-income renters: ‘I built it for the people in the system’

From the outside, the property at 35 High Street in Manchester looks like an unassuming, typical two-story house of the kind you’d find anywhere. It’s a white house sitting in front of a parking meter near an intersection with Pine Street, close to Bridge Street. From all outward appearances, it doesn’t look like a place where something special is happening. READ MORE


Behind the success of a Sudanese couple: ‘Sometimes you have to prove yourself’

Now they and their five children live in a 3-story home on the West Side of Manchester with a welcoming screened-in porch.  James is in his 15th year working in shipping and receiving at Velcro USA. Nyanit, among other jobs, is in her eighth year working at Carlyle Place, assisting in dietary and housekeeping, and has been promoted to the role of a Licensed Nursing Assistant.  READ MORE