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Dave Anderson, left, and long-time employee Marie DeMao at Main Streets Market on Main Street.

Food truck proposal alarms Concord restaurant owners

Calling it unfair to brick and mortar restaurants, a group of at least 20 local restaurateurs are dismayed at the Town Meeting article permitting food trucks to park on public streets with certain restrictions. Peter Lovis, owner of the Cheese Shop on Walden Street, is no fan of the proposed zoning amendment. “The biggest point is that they can come in and cherry pick the days…

Hildreth Corner plan updated

Over the past two years, multiple applications from one developer for approval for a new home at Hildreth Corner on Lowell Road have been in front of the Historic Districts…

Concord from above: Observations of a changing Concord

In 1850, if you wanted a walking companion to amble about Concord to learn what’s up, your best choice was to knock on Henry Thoreau’s door.  Today you would call Richard Forman. Both are noticers, naturalists who overlook nothing as they stride through different environments.…

CCHS musicians win seats in All-State Festival

January has brought success and accolades for students in the performing arts at Concord-Carlisle High School, with auditions for both the introductory and final stages of state festivals and standard-shattering results at the state level. On January 21, musicians from CCHS’s bands, choirs and orchestras attended…

It’s open burning season — here’s how to do it right

Chief Thomas Judge would like to remind residents that open burning season began Jan. 15 and runs until May 1. A permit is required to burn in compliance with Massachusetts law. There is an annual permit fee of $20 per burning permit issued. This entitles the holder…

Concord caucus nominates Howell, Rankin, Reed, and Reiss

At the town election on March 28, voters will elect one moderator, one Select Board member and one School Committee member. Nominations for these offices were made at the annual caucus on Monday night. Carrie Rankin is running unopposed for another three-year term on the…

Serving on the town’s 60-plus boards and committees

Concord is well known for its action-packed political history, as the site of the famed “shot heard round the world.”  It’s unsurprising, therefore, that Concordians keep the spirit of democracy and self-determination alive today through active participation in local government. Select Board Chair Matt Johnson…

Firefighter and train enthusiast retires after long career

After a 47-year career with the Concord Fire Department, Capt. Dave Curran retired at the end of his last 24-hour shift last Friday winding up with an 8 a.m. breakfast in the fire station with all the guys. Curran, a lifelong Concord resident, will be…

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How to succeed at wellness without really trying

At the start of many yoga classes, the instructor often suggests that students set an intention for the practice: a positive goal – big or small – on which to focus and carry through practice and the rest of the…

Why not hear better NOW?

I am a Concord senior citizen with hearing loss; and I have learned not to hide it. I have actively looked for ways to hear better; and I have found them. I often wonder why so many people minimize or…

Parent adult ed classes address bullying, social media

Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Education (CCACE) is now offering parent education programs, previously offered through the Center for Parents and Teachers (CPT). Their goal is to continue to provide expert-led programs for ongoing and new challenges facing our children…

OPINION

Letter: Children deserve a new middle school

Our middle school children DESERVE the opportunity to have a lovely, new single school building. Concord has generously supported the rebuilding of our elementary schools within the last 20 years and our high…

Letter: We need a Plan B for middle school

I think residents deserve to see a good faith “plan B” before the middle school increased funding gets voted on in February. People are very unclear, getting contradictory answers to what is on…

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GRAPEVINE

Discover what’s new at the Concord Free Public Library!

All Ages “Board Games for All Ages” Sunday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m. Bust winter boredom with a cozy afternoon of board games at the Main Library! We will have games for all ages, including children’s games in the Children’s Library, Kahoots for tweens and teens…

Time Outdoors — Owls: Masters of the Night Sky

By Wilson Kerr Writing about animals we rarely see in the wild can be a challenge. Owls are one such species, and yet they occupy a very prominent role in popular culture, especially in books and movies. Because of this, most people can generally describe…

Concord Democrats meet with Warren’s staff

The Concord Democratic Town Committee recently hosted U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s local senior staff, State Director Nikko Mendoza and Regional Director Allyson Huntoon. They discussed the policy initiatives Warren is working on both locally and nationally. State Reps. Simon Cataldo and Carmine Gentile also discussed…

Concord Historical Commission 2023 seeks Preservation Awards nominees

The Concord Historical Commission (CHC) invites members of the community to nominate potential recipients for the 2023 CHC Preservation Awards. This program is aimed at honoring property owners, architects, contractors, local organizations, and individuals for their contributions in maintaining and enhancing the architectural, historical, and…

Where’s YOUR Bridge?

Taking advantage of a break in California’s historic rains, Chris and Lynn Randall take a walk along San Francisco Bay — with their copy of The Concord Bridge, of course. Show us where you read your copy of Concord’s own newspaper, whether around town or…

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OBITUARIES

Diane Frost, 92

Diane Dallon Frost of Concord died peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 23 at the age of 92. She treasured her 63 years…

Allen Cail, 84

Dr. Allen Cail passed away peacefully on January 22 at the age of 84 in McLean, Virginia, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Formerly…

Diane Faith Currin Ullrich Nelson

On January 15, 2023, Diane Faith Currin Ullrich Nelson, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, lost her 16-month battle with lymphoma. She was 79 and…

Peggy Gallo

Peggy Ann (Fairhurst) Gallo, 94, a long-time Concord resident, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 20, 2023.  She was the beloved wife of…

Matthew McGrath

Matthew A. McGrath, age 65, a lifelong resident of Concord, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 10. He was the devoted husband for…

Karen Delorey

Karen E. (Johansen) Delorey, 80, a lifelong Concord resident, died peacefully at Emerson Hospital on Friday, January 6, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born…

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