City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell gets out his easel, slaps a canvas on it and gets to work painting. He works day and night, obsessing over each detail, sleeping only when he passes out from exhaustion. Finally, his work of art is completed and he delivers it to us at the Insider. This week, like every week before, it's a handpainted city memo. We don't think your minds could process the beauty, so we transcribed it here in plain text.

Upstairs tour May 10

get up to get down

Intown Concord's fourth Annual Upstairs Downtown Tour will be held May 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature a two-hour guided tour of seven downtown buildings, followed by a wine and cheese reception at the Smile Building from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The purpose of the event is to increase the public's awareness and interest in the renovation of vacant upper floors of historic downtown buildings. Tickets are available at Merrimack County Savings Bank, 89 N. Main St. Tickets are $20 each, or two for $35. For more information, contact Intown Concord at 226-2150.

heads up

Delays expected

The drainage construction that was scheduled to start last Monday at the Manchester Street/Airport Road/Integra Drive intersection was delayed due to inclement weather, Aspell writes. This week, weather pending, the contractor will focus its efforts on installing storm drainage structures along the north side of Manchester Street, in front of Concord Nissan. Fairpoint Communications will also be completing utility relocations in front of Merrimack County Savings Bank next week. Travel lanes approaching the intersection, in both directions, will be restricted to one lane at times. Delays are expected. Aspell advises us to seek alternative routes to avoid the work area.

spring has sprung

So have new hours

Effective May 1 through June 30, the Concord Public Library has new spring hours, as follows: Sunday: Closed; Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tom will see you there!

Author: The Concord Insider

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