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There’s still time to send us your spooky decoration photos

We put out a call for pictures of your favorite Halloween decorations in Concord last week, and guess what –we’re doing it again. Why? Because we want to gather as many as we can to put in next week’s paper. And because we’re just relentless like that. Thanks to Abby Tomich for the photo to the left of her… 0

October 21, 2014

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell injects human growth hormone into a pumpkin in his yard in hopes it will grow large enough to carve the city memo into. Instead it just turns into Alex Rodriguez, so Aspell invites him in to watch the World Series and they write the city memo together. Dig thisParking, interrupted This week, work crews will begin pavement cutting and… 0

October 21, 2014
Bulletin Board

Meet the new library telescope on Oct. 23

The Concord Public Library will hold its Meet the New CPL Telescope event on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the library auditorium. The N.H. Astronomical Society will offer sky watching tips and demonstrate how to use the new CPL telescope, which can be checked out with a library card. You can also bring your own telescope for expert assistance. 0

October 21, 2014

This Week In Concord History

Oct. 15, 2000: About 1,800 people take part in Concord’s leg of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The local event raises $157,000 for research. Oct. 15, 1851: Philip C. Hunt is caught in a belt and carried around the shafting of a Penacook mill, mangling one leg and one arm badly, from which he never fully recovers. He lives until 1858. Oct. 15, 2002:… 0

October 14, 2014

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell drinks a case of Pepto Bismol bottles in hopes of turning his insides as pink as his outsides in support of the annual Making Strides Walk. The results are predictably not pretty, and definitely don’t taste like bubble gum like your mom always said it would. Thankfully he has plenty of time to write a city memo while he’s ill and homebound… 0

October 14, 2014

Missed Connections: The rare eHarmony and Craigslist double dip

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord is digging our new frosted tips is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries. Steel yard with beautiful smile - m4w (concord nh)Seeing your smile and briefly chatting with you after scaling my truck put me in good spirits… 0

October 7, 2014

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell tries to tweak his grandmother’s famous pumpkin pie recipe by putting more city memo in it. It just ends up tasting papery, though, so he has to throw the whole thing away. We transcribed the memo before he did. Square repairEagle Square gets faceliftBeginning this week, test digging and some brick removal will occur in Eagle Square… 0

October 7, 2014
Animal house

St. Paul’s and Grace Episcopal churches blessed the animals Saturday

Two local Episcopal Churches, St. Paul’s, Concord and Grace Episcopal, East Concord, held an animal blessing on the State House Lawn on Saturday, October 4, 2014 to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis. 0

October 7, 2014
You autumn know

Havenwood seniors celebrate fall’s arrival by roasting marshmallows

Havenwood Heritage Heights held a fall festival bonfire Tuesday night, complete with a band, beer and cider, hot dogs and s’mores. There were three fire pits and plenty of residents in attendance. 0

September 30, 2014
Reality show

The Main Street construction revolution will indeed be televised

That giant three-dimensional eyeball in Tom Devaney’s art studio is no longer the only thing watching over Main Street. As part of the upcoming downtown construction project, there are now two web cams running day and night. The cameras were installed to give real-time updates on the construction. There’s the Patriot… 0

September 30, 2014