Concord Journal

Residents question rail trail warrant articles

Concord’s Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee held a joint meeting at the Alcott School Monday to discuss articles related to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail on the warrant for next month’s Town Meeting.

Selectmen, FinCom and an auditorium half-filled with residents watched slideshows detailing three articles directly related to the trail design, and another that would appropriate $50,000 from free cash for any follow-up work needed on the 25 percent design. Read More »

Lights out, Concord

After a brief presentation by the chairman of Concord’s Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee, Brian Crounse Monday night, the Board of Selectmen signed a “Lights Out America” proclamation that will take effect on the evening of March 29 from 8 to 9 p.m. Read More »

Selectmen firm up positions

At its meeting Monday night, the Board of Selectmen voted no action on four articles on the upcoming Town Meeting warrant, including articles asking for an update to the town’s long range plan and asking for a residential restriction to be lifted on Forest Ridge Road land.

On Article 36, a potential release of a residential development restriction on lot 6E at Forest Ridge Road, the Board voted no action. Read More »

Concord Environmental News

January 14, 2008: Concord CAN announces 'green' New Year resolutions for Concord.

No energy wasted at rally

Alternative energy and global warming were the hot topics at the Revolutionary Energy Rally, sponsored by the Global Warming Education Network and Step it Up on Saturday,

Rail trail warrant articles fail

After defeating two motions at the special Town Meeting, the town has decided to continue on the scheduled course of action for construction of the proposed Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and all other rail-to-trail conversions that follow.

Thoreau's book collection needs saving

In an effort to restore and preserve 22 volumes in the largest single collection of books once belonging to Thoreau, the library has applied for $22,500 of this year’s Community Preservation Act funds.

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