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This Week In Concord History

July 29, 2001: The New York Post runs a first-person essay by Concord’s Adam Young about the experience of trying to make the New York Giants’ roster. “I think I have a different perspective than a lot of guys,” Young writes. “You appreciate the things that come to you after having to battle your way through the ranks.” July 29, 1988: Developers… 0

July 29, 2014

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell grabs his head lamp and notebook and sets out for the woods behind his house to document the insect life. But he dozes off in his chair and wakes up to find hundreds of bites on his arms and legs. And wouldn’t you know it – if you connect the dots you spell out a city memo! We are the championsReport reign hits 18 yearsFor the… 0

July 29, 2014

This Week In Concord History

July 22, 2003: Manuel Gehring, the Concord man accused of murdering his children, Sarah, 14, and Philip, 11, returns to Concord on a small jet after spending a week somewhere in the Midwest. July 22, 2002: New Hampshire International Speedway takes heat from journalists who focused as much on track conditions as the results from Sunday’s Winston Cup race. But owner Bob… 0

July 22, 2014

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell throws a tarp on the front steps of the State House and sprays it with soapy water to create his own Slip-’N-Slide. He comes to a grinding halt on the dry concrete at the bottom, though – but his road rash burns spell out a city memo. And we were there to transcribe it! Picture timeYour pic on a trash truck?The city’s contracted… 0

July 22, 2014
Bonus Bonner

We had too many trophy pics for one issue

Sometimes the realities of tight space and newspaper layout mean you have to leave good pictures on the cutting room floor. Unless you just decided to pick them up off the cutting room floor and use them one week later. Also, does anyone have an actual cutting room? We’ve just been using the laundry room. Anyway,… 0

July 22, 2014

Adventure Shopping

Since Ocean State Job Lots’ slogan is ‘Adventure Shopping,’ we headed down to find the most adventurous items in the store. It’s like a safari you take right here in Concord! 0

July 15, 2014

Missed Connections: Jammin out on Interstate 89 and an early morning coffee run

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord caught us grilling in our American Flag unitard is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries. sexy and I know it remix! - w4m (concord)You where jammin out to sexy and I know it. But it was just the beat of the song and the… 0

July 15, 2014

This Week In Concord History

July 15, 2000: Concord’s Bob Mielcarz wins his ninth State Amateur Golf Championship, the most anyone has ever won. July 15, 1863: Aware that draft riots have occurred in New York and Boston, the city of Concord appropriates $1,460 to buy 100 revolvers and ammunition for self-defense. It also authorizes Mayor Benjamin F. Gale to appoint 100 special police officers. No… 0

July 15, 2014

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell busts out his accordion and uncages his quartet of monkey back-up dancers in hopes of earning a spot on the Homegrown stage. Crushed when it doesn’t work, he has the monkeys write this city memo. Happy anniversaryTo bags costing moneyIt has been five years since the city of Concord initiated the pay-as-you-throw program for trash collection… 0

July 15, 2014
Bulletin Board

Yard, bake and craft sale at East Congregational

An indoor yard, bake and craft sale will be held rain or shine Saturday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon at East Congregational Church, 51 Mountain Road. There will be a huge assortment of clean yard sale items, gently used clothing, high quality new craft items and fresh baked goods. For questions or directions, call 224-9242 or go to eastchurchucc.org. 0

July 15, 2014