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This Week In Concord History

May 19, 2002: Bishop John McCormack addresses parishioners at Sacred Heart Church in Concord during morning Mass. The address is a response to the resignation of the Rev. Aime Boisselle, who resigned after three men accused him of molesting them during the early 1960s. May 19, 1944: Mrs. Charles A. Morin of Monroe Street in Concord hopes a new postal policy aimed at improving… 0

May 19, 2015

City Briefly

Each week City Manager Tom Aspell decides to bake cookies for all the Cappies winners, but he gets hungry trying to figure out how he’ll make so many and just shovels the cookie dough into his own face instead. Thankfully he mutters a city memo as he collapses into a food coma. Here it is! Ain’t no partyLike a Twitter partyMay 17-23 is National Public Works Week,… 0

May 19, 2015
Bulletin Board

Lil’ Iguana to appear at Orange Leaf Thursday

There will be a Lil’ Iguana Children’s Safety Foundation meet and greet at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt on Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Lil’ Iguana Children’s Safety Foundation meet and greet appearance will feature the mascot Lil’ Iguana. During the appearance, Lil’ Iguana will be available for photos and autographs. He will also be distributing safety-educational… 0

May 19, 2015

This Week In Concord History

May 12, 2003: The Concord City Council continues its green-tinged track record when it approves a plan to conserve 28 acres of land near Walker State Forest. The decision comes two weeks after a lengthy debate over whether the city should encourage housing developments or preservation projects deadlocked the council and left a group of tree-loving neighbors wondering what to do… 0

May 12, 2015

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts on his red, white and blue headband and ’80s basketball shorts and blares the Rocky theme before sitting down to write the city memo as fast as he possibly can. We could barey keep up! Santa is totally real!And he won a thingMichael Santa, code administrator for the city of Concord, was named the Conference Honoree at the Eastern… 0

May 12, 2015
I want to ride my bicycle

Make sure you cruise down to S&W Sports for the annual bike swap

The seventh annual Concord Area Bike Swap is set for May 16 and 17, and the people at the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition are so excited about it, they’re quoting JFK. These famous John F. Kennedy words – “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” – are part of the Facebook event… 0

May 12, 2015

This Week In Concord History

May 5, 1944: An epidemic of German measles in Concord has driven the absentee list at city schools above 100. May 6, 2003: An elderly man whom California authorities called the Love Bandit is arrested in Concord after being on the run for four years. Officials says Richard Garcia, 71, preyed on widows over the age of 65, using his dancing skills to woo his way into their bank… 0

May 5, 2015
Touchdown!

Kids took the ball and ran with it during flag football opening day

The NFL held its draft last weekend (maybe you noticed one of the 327 hours of coverage on ESPN), but that was only the second most exciting NFL-related event going on – behind the kickoff of the Concord Parks and Recreation Department’s brand new NFL Flag Football program! The kiddos got started at Merrill Park… 0

May 5, 2015

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell enrolls his city memo in swimming lessons so it can work on its beach body for the upcoming summer. It must be working, too, because check out the bod on this thing!  When roads collideIntersection gets faceliftWork began yesterday on the new configuration of the Washington Street/Borough Road/River Road intersection, Aspell writes. If… 0

May 5, 2015
Bulletin Board

Spring Fling fair at East Congregational Saturday

A Spring Fling fair will be held at East Congregational Church on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for great food, friendly folks and lots of fun! The fair will feature crafts, deli food, spring raffle baskets, Mothers Day gifts, plants, books, a bake and candy sale table, games and toys, a silent auction, and a raffle of a beautiful handmade queen size quilt. The… 0

May 5, 2015