The New Year's resolution scavenger hunt issue

Jan 02, 2013
11:55 AM

New Year's resolution scavenger hunt

We found the best places in Concord to help you with your New Year’s resolutions. Think you can locate them all? Send your answers to news@theconcordinsider.com. Whoever guesses the most correct places will win a $20 gift certificate to the Concord business of their choice. Good luck and happy hunting!

Jan 02, 2013
11:32 AM
lunch is served

Ordering up some generosity

 This particular Saturday afternoon, the menu featured grilled Italian sausage sandwiches served with peppers and onions, hot coffee and bottles of water and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in order to provide a vegetarian option.But the individual items weren’t particularly important. Having a menu at all was.Every Saturday except the first weekend of the month lunch is…

Jan 02, 2013
11:22 AM
Jan 02, 2013
11:07 AM
How 'bout a little Retro Police Log with your champagne?

The best of cutting up, raising cain and reporting a rumpus

 The Concord Police Department gave us access to some of its recently unearthed log books earlier this year, and the Retro Police Log quickly became the craze that is sweeping the nation. Or at least Concord. So to put a hilarious bow on your year, we collected the best of the Retro Police Log from 2012, even if some of the events are more than 100 years old. Enjoy! Sept. 15, 1906:  Frank Watterson, Edward O’Keefe, John Laney, Prosper Parineau and Frank Parineau for Larceny of Vegetables from FW Cheney Garden. Sept. 7, 1927:  Mrs. E.W. Holden on the Contoocook River…

Jan 02, 2013
10:44 AM
The Grammarnator

There’s some mistakes you can’t ignore

 It is not uncommon to look back at the end of the year and mark the passing of illustrious people.  The Grammarnator does so, mourning the loss of two words that have been with us for centuries but which seem to have disappeared for good. You can witness their demise by noting that which has replaced them in the following examples culled from the past month’s reading and listening.“There’s still substantial questions that need to be answered” about the attack on the U. S. consulate in Benghazi, said Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire in the Nov. 28 Concord Monitor.“There’s…

Jan 02, 2013
10:55 AM
The Grammarnatrix

Ouch, we’ve got a splitting infinitive

 How many newspapers run a grammar column . . . let alone two? Quite the unique and educational opportunity, wouldn’t you say? Especially when the two Insider grammarians are on opposite ends of the spectrum – an intellectual vs. a fun-loving grammar aficionado.  This fun-loving grammar aficionado chuckles as she brings grammar to life. One might think from the Grammarnator’s columns that he would like to change the Grammarmatrix’s name to Grammarnot. Grammar-eh?  Grammarnoway!The headline in last week’s grammar column contained a contradiction. It read:…

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