The hunkettes issue

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,…

Dec 28, 2010
12:00 AM

Katy Brown Solsky

Age: I'm 62, but I'll cop to 35 after a wine spritzer. Job: Brand-new Patron Relations Manager at Capitol Center for the Arts, founder and director of the Concord Arts Market. Single or taken: Which answer will sell more Insiders? Oh, the Insider is "Free and Awesome." In that case, I'm taken. How did you become such a hunkette anyhow? As is the seeming custom for "candidates" these days, I started campaigning four years in advance. I tried pitching a reality show to increase my popularity, but Concord TV and CBS both turned it down. It is hard being such a hunkette? I'm still acclimating to the…

Dec 28, 2010
10:40 AM

City briefly

Christmas may be over, but fortunately for us, City Manager Tom Aspell is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year through. Here are the highlights from this week’s memo. Trash & Recycling holiday schedule Looking to toss out those empty nog jugs? Trash and recycling collection will occur as normally scheduled on Friday, Dec. 31. However, the Transfer Station will be closed on Jan. 1. Keep up those rinks Want to help future Stojkos and Yamaguchis practice their triple Salchows and figure eights this winter? You could donate some money for rink maintenance. The city is looking to raise…