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Tourists return as pandemic eases

Visitors are flocking to Concord in record numbers, according to Beth Williams, tourism and economic vitality director for the town. “Our numbers are beating all prior years,” said Williams, adding

Visitors Center rededicated after 20 years

Twenty years ago, tourists and residents strolling in the Milldam couldn’t find a restroom. There weren’t any. But through the work of dedicated business owners and town government officials, the

Concord Milldames catch up at luncheon

The Concord Milldames held their 55th Annual Fall Luncheon at the Nashawtuc Country Club. Vice President June Myles’ careful planning and attention to detail garnered much enjoyment to all who

All is still during a morning paddle at Egg Rock

Photo by Andrew Peddar

It was a cold morning on the river for the commute to school. My son and I had  hot chocolate to take the chill off. We saw deer, beavers, and a heron along the route. It’s just a short walk through the woods to school from where we dock.

To start the day like this is just incredible. It’s quality time with my son and nature.  


Concord transplant is growing roots

I would like to thank you, your staff and fellow visionaries for the wonderful, first issue of “The Concord Bridge” I received yesterday. The photography and articles were very interesting and made me appreciate the town of Concord all the

Isen throws support to Cataldo

I’m writing today in support of Concord’s own Simon Cataldo, the Democratic candidate for State Rep in the 14th Middlesex District. People say you learn a lot about candidates from the way they run their campaign. They’re right. As an

Affordable housing in ‘dire straits’

I was stunned and saddened to read that the Junction Village affordable assisted living project was left unsupported by the current Select Board, resulting in the decision of the Grantham Group to terminate the plans. This marks the end of

A Robust Return

Townspeople are peeking out from under the pandemic blanket and seeing a changed landscape. Working, learning, shop- ping, socializing — heck, everyday life — looks and feels different than this time in 2019 when a strange new lethal virus broke

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Zany 39 Steps goes on stage

Theater-goers are in for a madcap experience as the Concord Players debuts a farcical adaptation of The 39 Steps, the 1915 novel by John Buchan that was popularized in a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the script. The local version is pure fun, according to Co-producer Kathy Lague. The cast is just four people who rotate in and out of their various roles during the production. “There are a lot of costume changes,” Lague said with a laugh.

Creating a culture of anti-racism

Concord school officials and educators are taking steps to promote inclusion and a sense of belonging among diverse students in the district through a variety of programs, both old and new. The Calculus Project, introduced to the district in 2020, helps middle and high school students of color and economically

Revving up to mark the Revolution

Plans kicked off for the 2025 celebration of the Shot Heard Round the World last week as the Executive Committee of Concord250 gathered at the Concord Museum. The celebration will honor the Concord’s contribution to liberty and justice, according to Henry Dane, Select Board member and emcee of the gathering.

Affordable housing team to regroup

Disappointed by the termination of the Christopher Heights at Junction Village affordable housing project, housing advocates in Concord are turning their focus to the future of the 12.5-acre parcel owned by the Concord Housing Development Corporation. Relations between the town and the developer, The Grantham Group, LLC, soured over time,


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Remembering Barbara “Barb” Winstanley

Barbara “Barb” Bradle Winstanley, of Concord, died peacefully on October 20, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 19, 1942 to her late parents, Robert and Mary (Sutfin) Bradle. After high school in Arlington Heights she went on to study art at Bowling Green University in Ohio, graduating in 1964 with a BA in Art Education. It was there she met the love of her life, David Winstanley. To everyone’s delight and surprise, they were married seven weeks later. Leaving the Midwest behind, they packed a car and headed to New England to


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