Week in Review: Transportation Debate; a Resilient Food Supply; Pedestrian Accident
A look back at this past week on Concord Patch.
From a food plan to the future of transportation, here's a look back at the week on Concord Patch.
On Tuesday, we featured Concord Museum's schedule of events for the coming weeks. How would you like to meet Abraham Lincoln over February Vacation? Click here to find out how you can!
We also put a call out to all the business owners in town to claim their own listing in Patch Places. By claiming your listing, you take control of what information readers see about your business. Have your hours of operation changed? Want to show off a few fun photos? Maybe you're running a special you want to promote. If you claim your listing, you can do all of that and more. Click here to claim your listing.
On Wednesday, we featured a report that said unemployment rates in Concord have dropped over the winter months, according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
Wednesday night saw the public forum hosted by the Concord Public Schools and Concord Carlisle Regional School District to discuss the future of transportation services in the district. The Alcott auditorium was filled with parents, Transportation Department employees, educators, and other residents concerned with the process that has led to a recommendation by district administration that the School Committee consider outsourcing transportation services. Comments at the forum ranged from emotional pleas in support of the current transportation system, to legal arguments suggesting the law may have been violated during the bidding process.
On Thursday night, members of the Concord Community Food Report Committee hosted a public workshop, where residents shared thoughts and ideas on the current state of the town's local food system, and ways to preserve and enhance that system. Another public meeting will be held on March 8, following the Lunch For Dinner program, hosted by Chef Alden Cadwell of the Concord Public Schools. The goal of the report is to identify ways of maintaining a resilient local food supply.
Finally, in some sad news from yesterday, a mother and her children were hospitalized after a motorist struck them near Wintrhop St. The driver was also sent to Emerson Hospital, but the injuries are not considered life threatening to anyone involved.