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Heat wave in November

November 16, 2022
With Concord temperatures at an unseasonably warm 70, this local painting crew seized the opportunity to finish work on a house on Cottage Street in West Concord. It was a beautiful day
Pumpkin Smash

Pumpkin composting is a smashing success

November 15, 2022
Recently, a crowd of local kids descended on a local farm with baseball bats and hammers to smash nearly 6,000 pounds of pumpkins. Were they hoodlums? No — climate champions! Nearly 500

Green Thumbs go fallow until spring

November 15, 2022
The West Concord Green Thumbs will meet one last time for the year on the Nov. 19, the Saturday before Thanksgiving to “put the gardens to bed” for the winter. As we

Plants to be added to park landscape

November 15, 2022
With the popularity of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail bringing increased bike traffic through Junction Park, the focus remains on safety for pedestrians and cyclists. According to Nat Welch, co-chairman of the

Leave the leaves, please

November 9, 2022
Every fall, working from home, I dread the commencement of the leaf blower: a jarring, seemingly endless whine ricocheting through the neighborhood. I reach for my earplugs, thinking about the rakes and
APODS at work on White Pond. - Courtesy photos

White Pond committee focuses on water quality

November 9, 2022
Quarry North, LLC got approval last week for a Planned Residential Development on 16.5 acres of a former granite mine near White Pond. Plans show four single family homes and one duplex,
Wild Rice Closeup

Concord wetlands grow a surprise crop: Wild Rice

November 9, 2022
Some 30 years ago, a couple set off to learn the waterways in Concord. Their transportation was familiar enough. His grandparents honeymooned in the 1903 wood and canvas canoe. But a familiar