Now that Concord-Carlisle’s annual football game with Lexington has moved back to Thanksgiving, C-C senior defensive back Ryan Martines gets to play his final game with the Patriots against the same opponent his grandfather faced in his final high school game. Joe Martines, a 1955 graduate of what was then known as Concord-High School, was a 5-foot, 11-inch, 185-pound tackle for Concord. “I really enjoy being a part of this,” Ryan said. “I grew up hearing a lot about those
Before an audience of senior-living advocates, politicians and residents of Concord Park, a spirited unveiling of the expanded facility marked a new era for assisted living in West Concord. CEO Charles Gagnon reflected
As an all-volunteer, charitable organization, the Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Inc, is marking 20 years of service in providing enhancements, beautification, and education about Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, one of Concord’s veritable treasures. Initiated in 2002 with the support of the Town’s Cemetery Committee and in continuing collaboration, the Friends
All are welcome to kick off the holiday season with the annual Concord Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade on Sunday, Dec. 4 hosted by the town Recreation Department. Entertainment begins at 2:30 p.m. with the Concord Women’s Chorus performing on the Bank of America steps. In addition to annual favorites
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Fiscal Year 2023 Preliminary assessments of Concord residential and commercial properties.
The tax rate will be finalized after the Select Board classification hearing on November 23, 2022. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM. Homeowners may apply for an abatement between January 1, 2023 and February 1, 2023.
By any measure, Concord stands out among Massachusetts towns for its commitment to sustainability. Sen. Mike Barrett touted the town’s progress at the opening of Concord Park, which includes modernized heating and HVAC systems and all LED based lighting. But beyond one new project, the town has been working towards its ambitious goals assiduously, and
In the early 1950s, many of Concord’s fields and meadows were being transformed to welcome returning GI’s and their families. Capes and ranches were built. Maple and faster growing willow trees planted. Lawns were seeded and watered. Men in suits, overcoats and hats took the short walk to the train station. When my parents outgrew
Coverage in The Concord Bridge about the recent Community Open House at Mass Audubon’s Brewster’s Woods Wildlife Sanctuary provided a broad picture of the wildlife sanctuary’s current status and future plans. We do want to
The Friends of Brewster’s Woods want to thank The Concord Bridge for its coverage of Massachusetts Audubon Society’s planned development of this important wildlife refuge. It is particularly gratifying to see community efforts, like those
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A year ago, an old tradition became new again. Concord-Carlisle and Lexington have played football every year since 1924. Until 1972, they played on Thanksgiving Day. When the teams changed
A popular annual family tradition, the Concord Museum’s 27th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature opens to the public on
Open Table, the Concord and Maynard charity dedicated to fighting hunger and building healthy communities, announced that the Open Table Family-to-Family Gift Bag Drive is back for the third year in a row. The program offers community members the opportunity to create special holiday gift bags for clients of Open Table. Open Table will provide a list of suggested items
Autumn with its mood of beautiful endings is the perfect season to read a mystery. Pondering the tireless attempts of the good to solve the endless crimes of the bad makes a reader consider dark questions, but mysteries should be entertaining too. Here are several 2022 releases that get the job done nicely, available at The Concord Bookshop, Barrow Bookstore
Adult Programs “Conversation Circle for English Language Learners at Fowler” Tuesday, November 29, 2:30pm. Join us for a volunteer-led gathering to practice English at the Fowler Branch Library. All levels welcome, including beginners. For more information call 978-318-3350 or email dkarlin@minlib. net. No registration required. “Being with Grief: Part 2” Tuesday, November 29, 7:15pm on Zoom. Join Be Well Be
Mist rises from Walden Pond during an early morning swim at Walden Pond.
Photo by Andrew Peddar
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The Concord Bridge Est. October 2022
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