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City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell puts on his tuxedo, waltzes on stage and dances all French-like. Then he delivers a moving, heartfelt city memo - silently! We at the Insider all wait around for the DVD to come out, then we pause the title screens, transcribe them and print them here. Safety firstFire permits available 0

February 28, 2012

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell collects all his leftover Valentine's Day candy and tries to set a new personal best for "most chocolates stuffed in his cheeks." Then he mumbles out a tasty city memo. Seat spruce-upBenches back soonThe Public Properties Division of the General Services Department has been busy refurbishing the downtown benches, Aspell writes.… 0

February 21, 2012

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell dyes his hair pitch-black, shaves one side of his head and combs the other over the top. Then he takes the stage at the Grammys and dubsteps his way through a whompin' city memo. what say you?Bridge input soughtThe New Hampshire Department of Transportation will hold a public… 0

February 14, 2012

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell invites all his friends over to his house. They wear their favorite jerseys and make delicious snacks. Everyone gathers around the television for the main event - a VHS recording of Tom delivering the city memo!In the clearFollow recycling regs 0

February 7, 2012

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell raids his piggy bank, counts up his hard-earned pennies and determines that he has just enough scratch to take the Insider staff out on the town. We're a cheap date; just see our center spread this week!As always, once we're done painting the town red, we hand the brush over to Tom, who uses it to paint a crimson city memo - right on Main… 0

January 31, 2012

City briefly

Each week. City Manager Tom Aspell straps on his pads, buckles his chinstrap, and heads out onto the gridiron. Seemingly unaffected by the defensive pressure, he calmly throws three touchdowns to Rob Gronkowski, setting several NFL records in the process. In his postgame interview, he reads us the city memo. timber timeSale set for this week 0

January 24, 2012

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell gathers all of the employees at City Hall. After setting up an impromptu stage on the front steps, he moderates a debate between all the different city departments. The topic? "What's your favorite thing about Tom Aspell?"This week, like every week, Tom stopped the debate and declared himself the winner. He gave his closing remarks… 0

January 10, 2012

City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell purchases dozens of cases of champagne and spells out a city memo using only the corks. This week was no exception. 'twas the seasonGenerous gifts givenThe Human Services Department received an incredibly generous outpouring of donations so that the families it serves could have a wonderful Christmas, Aspell writes. 0

January 3, 2012

City Briefly

Each week, people gather on City Manager Tom Aspell's lawn to marvel at the giant snowman. The crowd grows and grows until the entire city of Concord is outside Tom's house, gaping at the snowman. Then, Tom himself bursts out of the snowman and carols a city memo with perfect pitch. This week was no exception. toss that treeAt three locationsChristmas trees are not… 0

December 27, 2011

City briefly

Each week, employees show up at City Hall to find a giant wrapped present sitting in the lobby. They open up the box, only to find that it's empty. Just as they dejectedly turn and head to their offices, City Manager Tom Aspell rappells down from the ceiling and hands everybody a personalized, handmade gift! And if you look closely at the tags, you'll find the city memo! primary… 0

December 20, 2011