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In the market for new Market Days entertainment? Good, here’s some

We love being able to walk down the middle of the street without the threat of a moving vehicle causing what would be an otherwise unnecessary trip the emergency room. And while that’s one of the many reasons we enjoy Market Days, it’s not the only one. There is delicious food, music and mini golf to sweeten the pot. But as we started to gear up for the annual Market… 0

June 30, 2015

This Week In Concord History

June 30, 2003: The House narrowly fails to override Gov. Craig Benson’s veto of the Legislature’s 2004-05 state budget, leaving New Hampshire without a new two-year spending plan when the 2004 fiscal year began at midnight. The government will not shut down today, however, because lawmakers passed a temporary budget that will keep the state running through Oct. 1. June… 0

June 30, 2015

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell stubs his big toe on the corner of his desk and bandages it up with little pieces of the city memo. We had to do the Little Piggy song to read it all, but we tracked it down and have it for you right here. Flushing out the problemDon’t clog stuff upConcord General Services will be including a reminder to consumers on their upcoming water… 0

June 30, 2015

This Week In Concord History

June 23, 2001: A strong economy and a shortage of apartments have pushed up the median cost of rent and utilities for a two-bedroom apartment in Concord by 23 percent over the last four years, the Monitor reports. What used to cost $710 a month now costs $873, according to the state Housing Finance Authority. June 23, 2000: James Hall is convicted of second-degree murder for… 0

June 23, 2015

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell inflates the city memo to twist it into a doggy balloon animal, but accidentally uses helium. Thankfully he’s able to recite the memo while clinging to the balloon with one arm as he floats over the city. Let it lift you up right here! We vote for renovationsA building fit for a PrezConcord Housing & Redevelopment is launching several… 0

June 23, 2015

This Week In Concord History

June 16, 1842: The Democratic platform, as reported in Concord’s New Hampshire Patriot, rails against Whig support for broadening the rights granted to corporations. Only “an unwarranted construction of the Constitution” sanctions corporate privileges, the platform says. “If the policy of creating corporations be continued much longer, our country will (have)… 0

June 16, 2015

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell eats a snack and takes a nap. Sounds great to us! Read this city memo while we snooze. Going swimminglyYou can take a dip soonThe city’s seven neighborhood swimming pools will open for the season June 20 at 12:30 p.m., Aspell writes. Note for new residents: the pools are not the size of actual neighborhoods.The pools are free to use… 0

June 16, 2015

This Week In Concord History

June 9, 1909: The cornerstone is laid for the New Hampshire Historical Society’s building on Park Street. It will be more than two years before the building is finished. June 9, 2000: The House Judiciary Committee releases thousands of pages of transcripts from closed-door interviews during its investigation into allegations of misconduct on the state Supreme Court. The… 0

June 9, 2015

Missed Connections: Swimming with mermaids and shopping for bacon bits

We at the Insider like to scour Craigslist’s Missed Connections to see if anyone in Concord wants to make our naughty list is finding true love online. Here, presented unedited as always, are some of the best recent entries Sears Friday concord - m4w - 47 (Concord mall)Hi saw you looking at vacuum cleaners At the mall Friday Wished I said hi Hope you see… 0

June 9, 2015

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell builds a raft out of city memos and sets sail for the Caribbean. He makes it to Penacook, then sinks. Thankfully the rescue teams are able to revive the memos, and we triumphantly shared this week’s here! The human fundHygiene is important, yoConcord Human Services received a wonderful donation of hygiene items this week which replenished… 0

June 9, 2015