The healthy issue

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM
Pet corner

Tips for off-leash walks

Spring is here, and off-leash walks are coming up fast! Now is the time to work with your dog on a reliable recall. Remember that it takes time, consistency and patience to have a dog that will come back reliably, but it can happen! You'll need some fantastic treats (cheese, hotdogs, boiled chicken), a favorite toy, a 20-foot leash or rope and a consistent command (come, here, front) and hand signal for the recall.…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

Ask the Tweens: Book recommendations

Dear Tweens, Do you read a lot? What is the best book you have read this year, and who would you suggest it to? Harpreet Kaur I don’t read much, but the best book I’ve read this year is “Switched” by Jessica Wallman. I would suggest this book to my cousin, Puja, because she reads a lot and she likes mostly fantasy. Even though this book is about two girls who switch places, she still might like it. Lexie Perlow Yes, I do read quite a lot. I usually try to read about half an hour a day, not including school. The best book I’ve read this year is “Catching Fire,” sequel to “The Hunger…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

Police Log

John Poulin, 45, of Concord was arrested on March 14 on a charge of disorderly conduct. According to Officer Eric Pichler's report, he and Officer Almedin Dzelic were sent to a Maplewood Lane apartment building at 12:52 a.m. for a report of loud music. Pichler wrote both officers could clearly hear country music coming from the building even as they stood outside. Once inside, the officers talked with the man who phoned in the complaint. He said that his upstairs neighbor, later identified as Poulin, had been playing loud music for several hours. He told the officers that Poulin was a heavy drinker…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

School Notes

Songs for spring March is “music in our schools” month, and Karen Riess, the Concord School District’s webmaster, wants everyone to know how the city is celebrating. The district has been hosting concerts for the last few weeks, and has two more planned before month’s end. Tonight at 7 p.m., choruses from Concord High School and Rundlett Middle School take the stage at the Capital…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

Concord is one healthy microcity!

Is it something in the water? All those hiking trails? A fondness for vegetables? Whatever it is, Concord residents are among the healthiest in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The 2007 study was part of an annual health survey quizzing residents on whether their health is good or better or fair or poor. Concord topped the charts for micropolitans, which is…

Mar 23, 2010
12:00 AM

The adventures of Hamlet and Yorick

David Baril Jr. sent in this photo of his friends Hamlet (left) and Yorick taking a winter walk around Concord. Their stops included White Park and the old trolley stop on Centre Street. Hamlet writes about their adventures around the state (and soon the country!) at www.bb-hamlet.blogspot.com. There are fun photos of the duo and a plethora of interesting tidbits about their travels.…