We’re all in this together!

This is a full-time endeavor. We are completely powered by the support of local readers and businesses like you. 

Manchester Ink Link is an independent news site established in June of 2014 by longtime New Hampshire journalist Carol Robidoux to fill a need for local news and information that brings our community together.

It’s grown to include millions of unique readers annually since its inception.

We are here because you deserve reliable information and a trusted news source. But we can’t do it without your financial support! 

News Activism!

We want to activate the community by bringing you the kind of news and information that helps all of us live our best lives!

We invite our loyal readers to join the growing list of sustaining supporters in one of two ways. You can show your support with a one-time contribution, or become a monthly supporter. With your support, we will grow our news team, which means more coverage for you to read, with no paywalls.

And while you’re here, if you’re not already a subscriber to our FREE daily eNews, it’s easy. Just add your email address below to get the latest headlines delivered to your inbox every morning at 6 a.m.


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A big THANK YOU to our growing list of Sustaining Supporters, for validating the work we do here with their generous contributions:

  • WBC Office Suites
  • Tim Baines (monthly supporter)
  • John Clayton
  • Scott Spradling
  • Gail Durant
  • Kathryn Marquis
  • Christine Murphy (monthly supporter)
  • Sean O’Keefe
  • Margaret Thornby (monthly supporter)
  • Scott Spradling (repeat supporter)
  • Kathy Staub (repeat supporter)
  • Matt Wilhelm
  • Chris Dugan
  • Katherine S. Stringer (monthly supporter)
  • Vanessa’s K9 Oasis & Pet Care Services
  • Brenda Brackmann Walsh
  • Andrew Whelan (monthly supporter)
  • Jeremy Hitchcock (monthly supporter)
  • John Whitson
  • Matthew Karolian (monthly supporter)
  • Scott Silberfeld
  • Jacqueline Chretien (monthly supporter)
  • Stephen Finch
  • Kate Stergios (repeat supporter)
  • Maryellen Hettinger
  • Glenn Berube
  • Arnold Mikolo
  • Roland Martin



Get a copy of “An Insider’s Guide to Manchester”

Here’s a little incentive for you:

While supplies last, supporters will receive a copy of “An Insider’s Guide to Manchester,” as a special thank-you! This is a limited-edition book written by Will Stewart and illustrated by Peter Noonan. It’s full of glorious history, expert guidance, fun facts and useful information, and it’s yours FREE with a sustaining gift.

Just send us an email with your name and snail mail address after you’ve made your contribution,

Subject line: “Send me my Insider’s Guide!”

Why should you have to pay for local news?

You don’t have to pay for news anymore, for the most part. That’s a reality of the digital age that’s made it hard for journalists to earn an honest living.

Since this site was launched in June of 2014, Manchester Ink Link, has been dedicated to providing an independent source of news and information for those who live, work, play and otherwise obsess over Manchester, NH. Publisher/Editor Carol Robidoux is a professional journalist with more than 25 years in the news trenches working for a variety of publications.

Manchester Ink Link started from nothing. It’s now her profession and her livelihood.

That means there’s no regular paycheck from a corporate entity. That also means she is only accountable to her readers.

Viva la independent news!

So, to keep her family fed, she eventually gave up her freelancing career which she used to bootstrap the site, and shifted to a model of earning money through relationships with advertising partners:

  • The Palace Theatre
  • Intown Manchester
  • Elliot Health System
  • Brady Sullivan
  • Phaenuf
  • Manchester Community College
  • Franklin Pierce
  • Van Otis Chocolates
  • Ideal Health
  • Peaceful Strength Massage
  • The American Heart Association
  • Tano’s Pizzeria
  • Dulce’s Bakery
  • Total Human Performance
  • Women Inspiring Women
  • SunRun
  • TEDx
  • Travlbudi
  • NH Fisher Cats
  • Rich Racine/Mill City Realty
  • Spooky World
  • Manchester Taxi
  • Steam Dam Ice Removal
  • NH Senior Games
  • Granite YMCA
  • Jewell Music Venue
  • Glenn’s Appliance
  • Darbster Kitty
  • EastersealsNH
  • Maggie’s Beat
  • Giorgio’s Ristorante
  • NH Senior Games
  • Child and Family Services
  • Your Personal PR
  • Madear’s
  • Café la Reine
  • Jupiter Hall
  • North End Bistro
  • Catholic Medical Center
  • With Heart & Hand
  • Pop of Color
  • Quirk Automotive
  • SEE Science Center
  • Merrimack River Technologies
[By the way, we couldn’t do it without our advertisers!  So, if you’d like to learn more about becoming an ad partner, click here – we’ll do everything we can to get your message in front of our loyal readers (500,000 average monthly page veiws) with a reach that extends far beyond your own Facebook marketing abilities.]

So, back to the question:

Why should you consider supporting Manchester Ink Link?

You mean, why should a news consumer consider supporting his or her favorite news sources?

It’s pretty straightforward: You wouldn’t expect a plumber to unclog your sink for free. You are happy to pay your manicurist or hairstylist for work well done. You subscribe to cable and premium channels because you like what they dish out, providers including Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, and HBO.

By that logic, what is the value of having someone provide you with reliable news and information every single day?

That’s something you will have to answer for yourself.

As we continue to grow Manchester Ink Link, we’ve decided to put out the “tip jar” and ask those of you who find value in Manchester Ink Link to show your appreciation with a one-time “tip” – or even better, consider making monthly contributions to keep the news flowing.

We’re assembling a news team and making it a point to hire local journalists to help tell the story of our great city, including:

What do you get in return?

Access to our daily eNews: It’s quick, easy and free to sign up. Just click here, and you will receive our daily eNews, delivered right to your email box every morning at 6 a.m. with a news round-up from the previous 24 hours. It’s free and available to everyone, whether you support our work. But in the near future, sustaining supporters will have access to special offers via a weekly VIP newsletter, including discounts from our ad partners.

Responsive journalism: If you don’t find what you’re looking for on the site, let Carol Robidoux know what you’d like to see more of, and she’ll deliver. It’s that simple.

Solutions journalism (and more of it!): We’d like to move away from the “If it bleeds, it leads,” mentality that is the mainstay of mainstream media.  This story on Saving Valley Cemetery is just one example of the kind of thoughtful stories we want to bring you more of, with your continued support. We’re also a founding member of Granite State News Collaborative.

Thank you for reading!

Carol Robidoux,




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