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Missed Connections: Seeking a lil’ hispanic guy with tats, and a classy lady

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord saw us protesting in only our Market Basket apron is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries. Jewelers Workbench - m4m - 46 (Concord)You fixed my watches and put batteries in them. Damn you are really a cutie. Hope you see… 0

August 19, 2014

This Week In Concord History

Aug. 19, 1863: With the Union armies in need of more soldiers, Concord takes part in the draft. Of 924 names placed in a turning wheel, the city’s quota of 277 is drawn. The city will pay each man a bonus of $300. Aug. 19, 1875: Birth of H. Maitland Barnes, who will grow up to be choirmaster and organist at St. Paul’s Church in Concord. He will also start the custom… 0

August 19, 2014

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell paints his Hot Wheels yellow and black and cruises through the neighborhood asking kids if they want to get on his school bus. We lined up all the restraining orders he got, and they spell out a city memo! What, no my space?Get free stuff onlineConcord General Services is now on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+, Aspell writes. Unfortunately,… 0

August 19, 2014

This Week In Concord History

Aug. 12, 2003: Rain pours down on Penacook and Boscawen, filling storm drains and waterways beyond capacity. The storm carries away a 15-foot section of River Road, where a culvert leads into the Contoocook River. Aug. 12, 1976: Gov. Mel Thomson says he is spending just one full day every two weeks at the State House. He says he spends the other hours campaigning for re-election. Aug.… 0

August 12, 2014

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell creeps into neighboring towns under the dark of night to see what their city memos look like. Shocked at their use of profanity and suggestive photos, he pledges to step up the shock value in his own. After this one, maybe.  Ramping things upNew stuff at ward houseThe Public Properties Division of the General Services Department has been… 0

August 12, 2014

This Week In Concord History

Aug. 5, 1861:  New Hampshire’s First Regiment, its three months’ enlistment up, returns to Concord without having fought a battle. Gov. Nathaniel Berry, the Governor’s Horse Guard and a large crowd of citizens greet the regiment and accompany it to the State House. Aug. 5, 1976: The Monitor reports that Gov. Mel Thomson is doling out special wallet-sized… 0

August 5, 2014

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell frantically runs around Concord, changing the clocks in every office building in hopes of extending daylight. He sets off an alarm after hours, though, and is forced to go on the lam. Thankfully, you can write city memos from the lam. Your No. 1 fanArena parts repairedGeneral Service’s Public Properties Division re-worked the existing… 0

August 5, 2014

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