The Hotel Concord offers upscale stays with upscale views of downtown Concord
Feb12

The Hotel Concord offers upscale stays with upscale views of downtown Concord

There’s no shortage of hotels in the capital city. Between Holiday Inn, all the various iterations of Marriott, Best Western and Comfort Inn, it should never be too hard to find a place to crash for a weekend. But let’s be honest – if you’ve been to one chain hotel, you’ve been to them all. It tends to be a pretty predictable, cookie-cutter experience. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. A new place in town aims to provide a...

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End of Days: Old motel comes down in Concord, sparking second new hotel development in a year 
Feb12

End of Days: Old motel comes down in Concord, sparking second new hotel development in a year 

After days of demolition, all that remained of the old Days Inn was a lonely brick wall and a foundation. The Concord motel – whose riddles greeted Interstate 93 motorists for years – was torn down last week to make way for a new hotel by developer Steve Duprey. It’s the second new hotel project to come online in almost a year after The Hotel Concord opened its first dozen or so rooms last summer. The two projects break what has...

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‘The Farnsworth Invention’ to be performed at Concord City Auditorium this weekend
Feb12

‘The Farnsworth Invention’ to be performed at Concord City Auditorium this weekend

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Community Players of Concord will proudly present The Farnsworth Invention, a witty and fast-paced play by Aaron Sorkin, the Academy Award-winning creator of The West Wing, A Few Good Men, The Social Network and more. This exciting, funny and dramatic play portrays the Depression-era story of David Sarnoff and Philo T. Farnsworth as they lead two teams, 2,000 miles apart, in the race to invent...

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CYPN’s Young Professional of the Month is Jim Seavey
Feb12

CYPN’s Young Professional of the Month is Jim Seavey

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Jim Seavey. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 32. Where do you live? Concord. Where do you currently work? I am the owner/CEO of The Bit Lounge, a web design and digital...

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Alcohol could be headed to Everett Arena
Feb12

Alcohol could be headed to Everett Arena

Next time you go to Everett Arena for an event, you might be able to crack a cold one when walking around. The city council was to decide Monday (after Insider press time) whether to authorize the city manager to enter into a licensing agreement with the state’s Liquor Commission, allowing it to sell beer and wine at the arena, according to city documents. For this to work, there needs to be a demand for beer and wine during some of...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Absentee ballot notice, spring prep at Beaver Meadow and more
Feb12

City Manager’s Newsletter: Absentee ballot notice, spring prep at Beaver Meadow and more

The city manager’s office released the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The letter contained too much information to fit into this space, but the full letter can be accessed by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button on the home page. Absentee ballots, voter registration On Tuesday, March 5, residents will have the opportunity to cast their vote at the special municipal election. Polling locations within the...

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Bulletin Board: Comedy Club opens at Tandy’s on Valentine’s Day
Feb12

Bulletin Board: Comedy Club opens at Tandy’s on Valentine’s Day

John Broderick to speak at NHTI NHTI invites the public to a special presentation by John Broderick, senior director of public affairs at Dartmouth Hitchcock and former N.H. chief justice, on Tuesday, (Feb. 12) from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Sweeney Auditorium. Broderick appears as part of Dartmouth Hitchcock’s REACT mental health awareness campaign, which provides individuals with tips on how to recognize signs of emotional suffering and...

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Blast From the Past: The origin of Old Home Week
Feb12

Blast From the Past: The origin of Old Home Week

New Hampshire Gov. Frank Rollins was concerned because many people across New Hampshire were abandoning their farms and homes to travel west in search of a better life. There were government homesteading programs as well as other incentives to travel west. Rollins addressed the issue with thoughts of methods he could use to retain the citizens of New Hampshire and not lose them to the west. The governor encouraged people to stay and...

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Entertainment: Oscar-nominated shorts are all the rage at Red River Theatres
Feb12

Entertainment: Oscar-nominated shorts are all the rage at Red River Theatres

We’re getting toward the middle of February now, which means the Academy Awards are on their way. That, of course, means it’s time for some Oscar nominees at Red River. The theater is showing Oscar-nominated shorts this week, as well as its standard lineup of high-quality films. There’s plenty of music to check out and a few plays, too, so get out there and be entertained! Music Tuesday Sergey Marchenko at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at...

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On Display: Alison Palizzolo’s exhibit ‘Pushing the Envelope’ at NHTI library
Feb12

On Display: Alison Palizzolo’s exhibit ‘Pushing the Envelope’ at NHTI library

Artist Alison Palizzolo’s exhibit “Pushing the Envelope” is on display at the NHTI library through Feb. 28. The gallery is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.  It is not open Saturdays.

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Book of the Week: ‘The Colors of All the Cattle’
Feb12

Book of the Week: ‘The Colors of All the Cattle’

The Colors of All the Cattle Alexander McCall Smith 2018, 228 pages Fiction/Mystery   The Colors of All the Cattle is the latest in this series set in Botswana, Africa, featuring detective Precious Ramotswe. Precious has a full and happy life. She owns the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and runs it with the help of Mma Makutsi. She is married and has two young children. Her friend Mma Potokwane pressures her to run for City Council....

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This Week in Concord History
Feb12

This Week in Concord History

Feb. 12, 1968: A thin, soft-spoken, curly-haired Harvard divinity student named Sam Brown arrives at 3 Pleasant St. in Concord, headquarters of the “peace” candidacy of Sen. Eugene McCarthy. “The United States is now the great imperialist-aggressor nation of the world,” Brown tells an interviewer. He has come to town to lead scores of young visitors to the state in a one-month insurgency that will bring McCarthy to near-victory in New...

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