Funds helps restore park's land, garden

Minute Man National Historical Park will see significant restoration efforts start later this year, thanks to an early birthday present from the government and a little help from its friends at the Massachusetts Arborists Association. Read More »

Residents recycle at annual DropOff-SwapOff

The Concord Public Works campus on Keyes Road was overrun with recyclers Saturday.

One side of the building looked like an extra-large yard sale and the other seemed a desolation row of trash bins filled with scrap metal, construction materials and mattresses. On the lawn between the two grew a recycled sculpture with parts stolen away from each side. Read More »

Task force calls for master plan

Surveys, IPODs and master planning were topics covered at the West Concord Task Force’s public information forum Tuesday, the second such session the task force held at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center in the past few weeks. 

Chairman Dan Holin introduced the members of the task force, which was formed last year to review past plans and develop actionable recommendations about how to address issues facing West Concord. Read More »

Wetlands bylaw 101: Natural Resources officials explain their proposal

While Town Moderator Ned Perry told selectmen last week there would not be any “high interest” articles at annual Town Meeting later this month, the proposed wetlands bylaw, Article 43, has sparked as much public interest as any of the other 56 warrant articles. 

In fact, the Natural Resources Division devoted an entire page to the wetlands bylaw on its homepage. Read More »

Concord families, teams save water to build a well

Starting in May, residents will have the opportunity to conserve water and raise money to provide a remote, mountainous village in Nicaragua with fresh water.

This year, the money raised through Concord’s third annual Water Conservation Challenge will be used to build a well in El Uval, a small village of 400 in the mountains of Nicaragua. Read More »

'Changes and Choices' symposium is Saturday

Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education supplies what the community demands.

They offer classes in bird carving, Powerpoint and the Argentine Tango. And they teach about fitness, first aid, the Constitution and geocaching.

This Saturday, Community Education can add to that list adapting to climate change — both economic and environmental. Read More »

Legislation passes to add Barrett's Farm to Minute Man National Park

Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry and Representative Niki Tsongas have announced the passage of legislation in the House of Representatives to protect Col. James Barrett’s Farm in Concord by adding it to Minute Man National Park. Read More »

Reduce, reuse, recycle: It doesn’t take much to be energy-efficient

A few years back, Jack and Melissa McBride moved their family into an old converted barn on Spencer Brook Road after outgrowing the Cape on Bow Street where they were living.

Before long, the McBrides found that their new home was showing its old age. Built in the early 1800s and converted to a house in the 1940s, the McBride’s abode, like many older homes in Concord, was leaking air and lacking insulation. Read More »

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Litter-free lunches at Willard

Lunch at an elementary school usually looks like organized chaos. 

Students emerge from the lunch lines, grab a carton of milk and make a beeline for their tables, where their classmates who brought lunch from home are already swapping snacks. After scarfing down a sandwich, a slice or some celery sticks, the students toss their trash, zip up their bags and rush outside for a short recess. Read More »

ONLINE POLL: Does Concord need its own wetlands bylaw?

At Town Meeting this spring, the Natural Resources Commission will present its proposal for a town wetlands bylaw. The commission says the bylaw will provide additional protection not allowed under the state Wetlands Protection Act. Read More »

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