Another week has come and gone in Concord. Here is a look back at some of this past week's biggest stories.
On Sunday, Sept. 25, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a flat bed tow truck ran a red light at the intersection of Pine and Main streets, colliding with another vehicle carrying a family of five, and eventually crashing against the West Concord Union Church causing damage to a foundation wall. While no one was seriously injured, everyone involved was transported to Emerson Hospital with minor injuries.
During the confusion of the accident the family's dog, Coco, ran away from the vehicle, and became the biggest story of the week. People from all over Concord and the surrounding area set out food and water, searched under porches and in sheds, and went on evening walks looking for the lost dog. A Facebook page was set up as a hub of communication for all those looking to bring this Westford dog home safely. On Friday, Sept. 30, Coco was happily returned to her family.
On Monday, Sept. 26, we bid farewell to two Senior Captains from the Concord Fire Department. Captains Donald R. Prentiss and Kenneth J. O'Donnell were honored at a firemen's ball last weekend, for their combined 70 years of firefighting service.
On Tuesday, Patch reported on the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager's decision to initiate a parking study in Concord, and begin to address concerns expressed by merchants and patrons about the parking situation in town. Some possible remedies could be better signage around public parking lots and an increased time limit on some of the parking meters in Concord's busier neighborhoods.
On Wednesday, it was all about power. In the morning, we brought you a preview of the Concord Light Plant's weekend festivities, and in the afternoon, we featured a photo gallery of images from the Concord Conservation Fair. Have you taken the challenge?
On Thursday, Sept. 29 we reported on the Massachusetts School Building Authority's decision to grant the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District nearly $28 million in reimbursement funds towards the construction of a new Concord Carlisle Regional High School. In order to proceed, the proposed $92.5 million project will now need to be approved by both towns at November Special Town Meetings.