Concord Journal

Community groups earning funds while saving water

The Community Conservation Challenge is under way, with participants in four local groups trying to reduce water use this summer to raise money for worthy causes. Read More »

Selectmen to discuss affordable housing's place in land talks

Knowing that Concord needs to worry about its agricultural future, housing advocates have set a goal of making sure today’s farmers can live on or near their land.

Preserving the community through affordable housing is a concern Concord Housing Foundation President Terry Rothermel believes should be shared by conservation advocates as well.  Read More »

Shop Saturday for local produce, retail deals

Thoreau Street will be center stage for shopping locally this Saturday, as sidewalk sales and a farmers’ market featuring local growers beckon customers to businesses in the Depot District.

“Over the 23 years I have been here, I have seen a lot of changes,” said Andrea Zall, owner of Frame-ables, a gallery and frame shop on Thoreau Street. “It’s always been a mixture of food, retail and service. In recent years, a lot of the retail and service disappeared. Now it’s coming back.” Read More »

Warner's Pond update

Before reading the meeting notes, there is one very important request for many of you photo and history buffs -- this concerns the Warner's Pond Stewardship Committee's ability to obtain money under the Community Preservation Act. Old pictures and documentation of Warner’s Pond are needed to declare the restoration effort as a historical preservation project. Without these facts, the Community Preservation Committee will likely turn down the request. Read More »

Celebrate the summer solstice

Celebrate the arrival of summer along the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord rivers with Musketaquid Arts and Environment and Organization for the Assabet River (OAR) on Friday, June 20. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a musical picnic on the grounds of the Old Manse, 269 Monument St. Bring food, drink and a blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy the music of Snow Crow and Voices for the Earth. Read More »

Poles to be relocated at Flint’s Bridge

Selectmen Monday heard a petition from Verizon and the Concord Municipal Light Plant to relocate two poles at Flint’s Bridge on Monument Street, a move necessary for the MassHighway project to repair the bridge. 

Two existing jointly owned poles would be removed and two new jointly owned poles 50 feet in height would be placed on the east side of Monument Street — about 690 and 955 feet south of the centerline of Liberty Street, respectively. Read More »

Planning out West: Board, residents flesh out task force's charge

Selectmen grilled leaders of the West Concord Task Force about the soon-to-be-formed committee’s purpose, scope and time frame Monday while reviewing a list of potential committee members who have submitted green cards.

Resident Joanne Loynd, who led a campaign to update the town’s master plan and was involved with the “West Concord — A Call to Action” plan on which this task force is based, said the task force would “address immediate concerns in the village center.” Read More »

Residents add input to rotary designs

The Peabody School gymnasium in Concord was arranged like a civil engineering science fair Tuesday night as MassHighway held a public workshop to solicit input on the Route 2 Concord Rotary Reconstruction Project.  Read More »

The Natural Resources Commission: Who we are

Concord’s Natural Resources Commission is responsible for the overall stewardship of the natural resources of the town and, in conjunction with the selectmen and Town Meeting, the establishment and guidance of the town’s environmental policy. A majority of the commission’s time is spent administering the Wetlands Protection Act. Read More »

Learning about Concord on a bicycle

Concord is densely populated with history preserved, charming conservation lands and plenty of places to ride a bike.

Bike Hike, a summertime activity for students entering sixth through eighth grade, will combine these attributes. Organized by Sue Merlino of Concord Bike Tours and Richard Fahlander, a Concord writer, educator and event producer, Bike Hike will take bike tours hitting places around town that will pique the interest of middle-schoolers. Read More »

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