The hunkettes issue

Dec 28, 2010
12:00 AM

Amanda Grady

Age: Not since I started wearing sunscreen. Job: Director of public policy for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and Concord city councilor. Single or taken: Both or neither. How did you become such a hunkette anyhow? No one actually considers themselves a "hunkette," but no one argues with the Insider either. It is hard being such a hunkette? Not as hard as it is to answer these questions. What advice do you have for aspiring hunkettes? Perhaps next year, your friends will be kind enough to nominate you. If not, a friendly reminder wouldn't hurt. How long have you…

Dec 28, 2010
12:00 AM
City Briefly

Get your hoop on

Attention all aspiring young roundballers: There are still some spots available in the Concord Recreation Department's youth basketball leagues. The leagues have already started, but boys and girls from 4 years old through high school can still register to play. Call the Concord Recreation Department Office at 225-8690 for more information.

Dec 28, 2010
12:00 AM

Marianne Jones

Job: Executive director, Women's Fund of New Hampshire. Single or taken: Married 20 years, three kids, two dogs, messy house . . . ah, can you repeat the question? How did you become such a hunkette anyhow? You have to be born into it. Is it hard being such a hunkette? Not when you shop at Fabulous Looks Boutique on Main Street! What advice do you have for aspiring hunkettes? It's all about brains, exercise and inner peace. How long have you dreamed of being a hunkette? Since a woman my mother's age passed me in the Mount Washington road race. Any Hollywood hunkettes you look up to? Lily Tomlin. When…

Dec 28, 2010
10:20 AM

This week in Concord history

- Dec. 28, 1835: William Chandler is born in Concord. He will go on to become a U.S. senator and secretary of the Navy. He will found the Rumford Press and revitalize a struggling Monitor. - Dec. 28, 1978: State and Concord police officers arrest 28 people in the largest drug bust in city history. Thirty-one people are eventually charged, but the Merrimack County attorney will eventually drop all charges. The chief reasons: a lack of cooperation between the police and prosecutors and flaws in a diary recording the work of an undercover agent. - Dec. 29, 1933: The low temperature in Concord is 21…

Dec 28, 2010
12:00 AM

Elizabeth McCormack

Age: 30 Job: Attorney at Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A. Single or taken: Married. How did you become such a hunkette anyhow? I believe it had to do with my dad and mom and some birds and bees. Although we also had a very attractive milkman. Is it hard being such a hunkette? Ask me when I've had a chance to get used to this new role. Hopefully I won't need to hire an assistant. What advice do you have for aspiring hunkettes? Become good friends with the unofficial mayor of Concord and reigning hunk, Jay Surdukowski. How long have you dreamed of being a hunkette? I wouldn't say that I've dreamed…

Dec 28, 2010
10:37 AM
Changing of the guard

Goodbye Cassie, hello Ben

This week, the Insider bids a tearful farewell to longtime reporter Cassie Pappathan. Each week for more than two years, Cassie brought stories to the fine people of Concordia, entertaining us with her signature wit, wry humor and knack for gently poking fun at City Manager Tom Aspell in his weekly memos. She also brought us the Food Snob, braved her fear of heights and went hang gliding,…