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Manchester firefighters vote to buy a new pumper truck

The Manchester Volunteer Fire Company voted Tuesday night to buy a 1994 K.M.E. pumper truck.

Chief Steven Miller said yesterday the truck can pump 1,500 gallons of water a minute and can hold 1,000 gallons of water. The new vehicle will cost $285,000 and should be in service by late May or early June 1994, he said.

The company's current pumpers are aging, the chief said. One is 13 years old and another is 25 years old.

Day care center OK'd on Augusta Road

The Manchester Board of Zoning Appeals granted variances this week in three uncontested cases.

Kathleen Elizabeth Thompson of 3420 Augusta Road received permission to operate a day care center in her home. She said she expects to be licensed to care for up to five children, including her own two children.

Carl and Patricia Kimmons of 2702 Bert Fowler Road received a variance reducing their front yard setback from 40 feet to 19 feet to allow the construction of a deck.

George C. Wentzel Jr. of 2789 Bert Fowler Road received variances to reduce a 115-foot setback from Washington Way and a 40-foot setback from Bert Fowler Road to build a two-car garage.

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