exteriors

Manchester revaluation underway; data collectors inspecting property exteriors

A “full measure and list” revaluation, requiring detailed inspections of each home and business in town, is underway, but interior inspections are on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.

Data collectors with Vision Government Solutions have started exterior inspections. They generally work from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The town’s last full revaluation was in 2011. The new values will be reflected in the October 2021 grand list of taxable properties. Tax bills on the revalued properties will be due in July 2022.

Data collectors will note a building’s size, condition and quality of construction, along with any

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Artist Christo, known for wrapping exteriors of landmarks, dies at 84

(Reuters) – Christo, the Bulgarian-born artist best known for his temporary installations based on wrapping the exteriors of landmark buildings, bridges and outdoor spaces, died on Sunday at age 84 of natural causes at his home in New York City.

“Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it,” the office of the artist, born Christo Yavacheff, said in a statement.

Christo escaped from then-Communist Bulgaria in 1957, first to Prague and then to Vienna and Geneva. A year later, he moved to Paris, where he met his wife and art partner,

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