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This Week In Concord History

Nov. 25, 2001: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, a consulting company hired by Concord City Councilors to study traffic patterns on Loudon Road, concludes that instead of more lanes for traffic there should be fewer and that some traffic should be diverted to alternate routes, the Monitor reports. Nov. 25, 2000: Interviews in downtown Concord find the public tiring of the never-ending… 0

November 25, 2014

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell cross-stitches a giant portrait of Franklin Pierce’s face. But when he tries to add a mustache in honor of Movember, it becomes unrecognizable. As  anything but a city memo, we mean! Bukowski’s TavernOr at least her new jobConcord Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the hiring of Becky Bukowski as its new part-time… 0

November 25, 2014

This Week In Concord History

Nov. 18, 1730: The Rev. Timothy Walker is ordained at Pennycook (later Rumford, then Concord), the community’s first minister. Nov. 19, 2003: Lawmakers approve $20 million in staff and program cut at the state health department, despite objections from several legislators who say they don’t know enough about the cuts’ effects. Nov. 19, 2002: Federal prosecutors… 0

November 18, 2014

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell builds a leaf sculpture of General John Stark and puts it outside the State House. But when he tries to run through it to delight area children, he runs into the wrong one and smashes into the permanent statue. Thankfully, he unconsciously recites the city memo on the way to the hospital! Caught in a pickleballGet your paddle readyConcord… 0

November 18, 2014

This Week In Concord History

Nov. 11, 2000: For the first time in school history, the Concord High girls’ cross country team wins the New England Championships. Nov. 11, 1965: The Douglas N. Everett Arena opens in Concord. Nov. 11, 1874:  Meeting in Concord’s Eagle Hall, a crowd of 100 women form the New Hampshire Women’s Temperance League. The first president is Mrs. Nathaniel… 0

November 11, 2014

Missed Connections: I write songs about your friend, maybe?

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord wants to go on a raking date is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries. Concord Walmart Pharmacy 3 weeks ago - m4w (NH)About 3 weeks ago I let you go in front of me at the Walmart pharmacy to get your meds.. Then the women… 0

November 11, 2014

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell writes an especially juicy city memo, then tries so hard to squeeze it into cider that he turns bright red and passes out. So a local orchard mistakes him for an apple and turns him into cider, but thankfully puts the city memo on the label before selling it. Still building stuffConstructiony thingsConstruction on North Main Street will continue… 0

November 11, 2014

Here’s a trailer for a few SNOB selections

Bingo and PBR-BQWe mentioned Rob Azevedo earlier, and now we’re going to mention his two films at this year’s festival. He has Bingo, a short comedy about three bingo playing buddies starring local stand-up comedians Ryan Bourassa, James Mullan and Paul Landwehr, and he also has a music video he directed… 0

November 4, 2014
He’s back

Pedro Pimentel has another short film for you – so go watch it

You may remember last winter we introduced you to Pedro Pimentel.Say hello, Pedro.At that time, Pimentel, a budding filmmaker, was a senior and president of the Concord High Film Society. He, along with his society buddies, were putting on the second annual Concord High Film Festival, and we helped get the word out.Now,… 0

November 4, 2014

This Week In Concord History

Nov. 4, 2003: After a four-year hiatus from Concord’s city hall, Allenstown Police Chief and former councilor Jim McGonigle wins a seat with 1,788 votes citywide, the highest of the three candidates running for councilor-at-large. Nov. 4, 2002: Three dozen South Enders turn out to meet with city councilors about a few neighborhood hot topics: the Northwest Bypass, the… 0

November 4, 2014