The Concord Literary Festival issue

Oct 19, 2010
11:26 AM

City briefly

The Dame School Community Center? To celebrate the Concord Literary Festival, we’d like to provide you with this fine piece of reading material: the highlights from City Manager Tom Aspell’s weekly memo. “Save the date!” Tom wrote with excitement (hence the exclamation point), “The Concord School District together with the City of Concord will be hosting a community forum on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Dame School, 14 Canterbury Road, in the cafeteria.” According to Tom, the forum is being held to discuss the possible conveyance of the Dame School to the city for the purpose of developing…

Oct 19, 2010
11:28 AM

Police Log

Criminal threatening On Sept. 29 about 11 p.m., officers James Fallon and Joseph Pitta were dispatched to Margaritas for a report of two females fighting. At the scene, a witness told Fallon one of the females involved in the fight had fled, so he went to find her and found the woman on the corner of Pleasant and Main streets. The woman told Fallon that she and her mother, 52-year-old Teri Townsend of Pittsfield, had gotten into an argument. Fallon brought the woman back to Margaritas, where Townsend was waiting with the police. The daughter told the police she wasn’t willing to take her mother…

Oct 19, 2010
11:33 AM

The Bulletin Board

Meet the Friends Program’s newbie The Friends Program hired Angela Sepela as its director of development. In her role, Sepela will carry out the program’s mission of strengthening communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service and restore faith in the human spirit by coordinating the fundraising and marketing efforts for the agency. Sepela has been a resident of Concord for more than 13 years. In addition to her knowledge of the community, Sepela brings more than 10 years of experience to this position having previously worked for Families in Transition,…

Oct 19, 2010
2:22 PM

Don't miss 'Honk! Jr."

Quack like a duck or honk like a swan? “Honk! Jr.,” an award-winning retelling of “The Ugly Duckling,” takes the stage at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., on Oct. 22 and 23 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Childrens Theatre Project. “Honk!”– which beat out the “Lion King” as best musical for an Olivier Award (the English equivalent of the Tony) in…

Oct 19, 2010
2:26 PM

Where the Insider goes, nobody knows!

David Sky (with his trusty copy of the Insider, of course) at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel. That’s the Dome of the Rock in the background. Where do you bring the Insider? E-mail your pictures to

Oct 19, 2010
2:40 PM

Your guide to the Concord Literary Festival

Wednesday, Oct. 20 - The Concord Literary Festival gets under way on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 20, with a “pen to play” workshop. “Petite Plays: Pen to Performance,” conducted by Dana Biscotti Myskowski, is a writing, directing and enhanced stage-reading series of workshops, culminating in two performances. In this three-part workshop, participants write three-page plays,…