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This Week in Concord History

June 19, 1807: Parliamentary maneuvering in the Legislature results in Concord being named the capital, ending several years of roving state government.June 19, 2000: Residents of Hull, Quebec, pedal through downtown Concord on a 33-passenger bicycle, part of a trek the Canadian town has organized to celebrate its bicentennial.June 19, 2002: After 66 years, Washington Street School… 0

June 19, 2012
a slice of history

Remembering the New Hampshire Highway Hotel

From political pop-ins to pepperoni pizza. The most efficient and effective use of the letter P that you've ever read? Precisely. But it also happens to be a very concise description of a major transition on Fort Eddy Road almost two decades ago.Allow us to elaborate.The New Hampshire Highway Hotel dominated Fort… 0

June 19, 2012

The adventures of Anakin

Most of us probably think of Anakin Skywalker as the brash young Padawan learning how to use the force under the tutelage of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Others probably think of him in his later years as the evil overlord Darth Vader. But did you know he has a third incarnation as a world traveler? It's true - and he's… 0

June 12, 2012

This Week in Concord History

June 12, 1804: Alarmed by the frequency of escapes from local prisons, Gov. John Gilman makes the first substantive proposal for a state prison in Concord. It will be more than eight years before the prison opens on North State and Tremont streets.June 12, 2001: About 40 educators, health care workers, environmentalists and others march from Allenstown to Concord to mark the 10th… 0

June 12, 2012
CYPN young professional of the month

Brendan Casey calculates ways to go ice fishing

Each month, the Concord Young Professionals Network spotlights one of its up-and-comers. This month, we'd like to introduce you to Brendan Casey.How old are you? What town do you live in? Where do you work?I'm 30 years old, and I live in Penacook. I work for The Paige Agency, as part of the wealth management… 0

June 12, 2012
Entrepreneur of the week

Jamie Huffman, lemonade dealer

While we were out on our yard sale hunt, we happened upon another sure sign of summer - a lemonade stand, manned by 10-year-old Jamie Huffman. We stopped by, had a delicious cup of lemonade and asked him a few questions about his business.What gave you the idea to set up a lemonade stand?I always read these books called… 0

June 5, 2012

This Week in Concord History

June 5, 1845: John Parker Hale and Franklin Pierce debate slavery before an overflow crowd at the Old North Meeting House in Concord. After one antislavery speech from Hale, a veteran known as Old John Virgin blurts out: "Give it to 'em, Jack. Drive the poor vipers into their dens, and make 'em pull their holes in after them." In response to a pro-Southern argument… 0

June 5, 2012
Bus driver of the week

Tim Farmer can get you where you need to go

Name: Tim FarmerBus driver, Concord Area TransitHow long have you been a bus driver with CAT?I've been driving for probably about 3½ years now. I used to work a little for the school system, but I wanted to get something a little more steady.Do you stop for people if they are running behind the bus because… 0

June 5, 2012

In pursuit of trivia

We hit the town looking for the best places to play trivia. Put on your thinking caps and come along with us! (No smart phones, please - only true brainiacs need apply.)The Barley HouseOur first foray into the world of trivia went down at The Barley House, where trivia takes place Wednesdays at 8 p.m. The game is set… 0

May 29, 2012

This Week in Concord History

May 29, 1944: Fourteen of the 46 conscientious objectors working as attendants at the State Hospital in Concord go on a cafeteria strike, refusing to eat. The men, who are labeled "Conchies," are protesting a rule forbidding them to mingle with regular attendants at the hospital.May 30, 1868: In Concord, school lets out early and businesses close for two hours so that… 0

May 29, 2012