Week in Review: Sandwiches, a Rail Trail Update and Protecting Hanscom
A look back at the most notable stories in Concord from the past week.
Concord welcomed March with a sight that had been missing from previous winter months: snow. While it wasn’t the blizzard that some had forecast, the storm that made its way through the area this week created a bit of a mess, leaving snow and rain in its wake.
Fans of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which already makes its way through Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford, found good news this week when the Concord Board of Selectmen agreed to enter into a Right of Entry with Acton. The agreement takes the next step in extending the trail into Concord.
Foodies were abuzz this week when we asked who makes the best sandwich in town. Hundreds of readers voted in our poll with Country Kitchen emerging victorious in one of the tightest races this site has ever hosted.
Lt. Governor Tim Murray this week made a move to help protect the state’s military bases. Murray’s executive order to establish the Commonwealth’s Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force helps secure the future of bases like Hanscom.
We took to the archives this week, debuting two new features. On Wednesdays, you’ll be able to find the Historical Object of the Week, an item pulled from the collection at the Concord Museum. Then, check in on Fridays for This Week in History, as we look at some of the biggest, and sometimes amusing, stories that were happening in town 75, 50 and 25 years ago.
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