Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on April 16 in Concord.
1. Brain Health Seminar at Debra's: At 7 p.m. this evening, Debra's Natural Gourmet will host an egaging seminar on how to keep your brain healthy naturally in which Tom Shea, director of Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration at UMass Lowell will discuss how your brain works and what nutrients it needs to stay healthy. This seminar is hosted by Debra's Nature Gourmet and sponsored by PERCEPTIV. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Historic Issues Group at 8 a.m., the Board of Selectmen at 6 p.m., the Planning Board at 6 p.m., the Board of Health at 7 p.m. and the Hanscom Field Advisory Commission at 7 p.m. 3. 'Little Superheroes' Puppet Show: At 10 a.m. this morning at …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Current selectmen Chair Carmin Reiss and newcomer Alice Kaufman are expected to be elected to the Board of Selectmen later this month.
Barring something very unexpected, current selectmen Chairwoman Carmin Reiss will be re-elected and Alice Kaufman will become the newest member of Concord's Board of Selectmen afte the annual Town Elections later this month. At the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum held Sunday, March 3, they two women introduced themselves and answered a handful of questions about the selectmen's priorities, housing, agriculture and communications between town and school leadership. To hear Reiss and Kaufman explain why they're running, click on the videos posted to your right.
Monday, March 4, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on March 4 in Concord.
1. BOS To Hold Hearing On Warrant Articles: At 7 p.m. this evening at the Town House. 2. Other Public Meetings: According to the town website, other public meetings posted for today include the Alcott School Advisory Council at 5:15 p.m. the Thoreau School Advisory Council at 6:30 p.m. and the Board of Selectmen, which will meet 6:30 p.m. in advance of the 7 p.m. hearing. 3. Al-Anon/Alateen: Meeting at 1:30 p.m. at West Concord Union Church. 4. Like Us on Facebook: For even more information and engagement, like Concord Patch on Facebook. Over there, we'll be asking questions, looking for feedback and continuing the conversation with the Concord community. See you soon! 5. Cloudy Day: Should be mostly cloudy today, with a high of 43 and a …
Friday, March 1, 2013
LWVCC's Erin Pastuszenski breaks down the When, the Where, the Why and the How (to submit questions) for Sunday's Candidates' Forum.
Friday, March 1
To the Editor: Next Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at the Willard School, the League of Women Voters’ Concord Candidates’ Forum will feature the four School Committee candidates and the two Board of Selectmen candidates. We encourage the public to attend. Questions may be submitted in advance to email@example.com through March 1. We hope to see a full house at our forum on Sunday, which will be recorded for later airing on CCTV Channel 8 and for on-demand viewing at www.concordtv.org. Voters must have registered by February 27, and the Town Election Day is Tuesday, March 19. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office about absentee ballots, if you cannot vote at the polls. Your vote counts! Erin PastuszenskiLWVCC Voter Service Director (Concord…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Meetings, classes, a presidential discussion and more today in Concord.
1. Board of Selectmen Meets Tonight: At 7 p.m. at the Town House and its lengthy agenda includes updates from the Tax Relief and Hugh Cargill Trust committees, an update from the Concord Nanae Network regarding the 15th Anniversary, consideration of an amendment to the regional agreement for ALS Ambulance Service and a discussion of animal control legislation. 2. A “Taste” of Parenting Through a Jewish Lens: Rabbi Natan Margalit, who instructed more than a dozen participants in last year's "Parenting" class at Kerem Shalom, will be facilitating a sample class at 4:15 p.m. this aftenroon. Parenting Through a Jewish Lens is a 10-week program that brings together caring parents and expert facilitators. It begins Nov. 5 at Kerem Shalom. 3. …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Rotary Club golf tournament, two scoops of Rock Road meetings and more today in Concord.
1. Thomas R. Huckins Memorial Golf Tournament: The Rotary Club of Concord is hosting its 24th annual golf event, the Thomas R. Huckins Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund. Held at the Concord Country Club, 246 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, the shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. preceded by registration and lunch from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m; cocktails and dinner are at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $250. 2. Selectmen Meet Tonight: Following an executive session at 6:45 p.m. at the Town House, the agenda for the open portion of tonight's Board of Selectmen's meeting includes discussing remote participation for members of town boards and committees and a possible letter of support for CCHS Building Project …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Board of Selectmen, river photography, helping others and more today in Concord.
1. BOS Get Busy Tonight: Concord's Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet tonight and its open session agenda, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Town House, includes a presentation from OARS, and update from Fire Chief Mark Cotreau, a discussion of the town manager's annual goals and a follow-up discussion about the town's potential Community Preservation Act projects. 2. OARS Photography Contest: Got a few shots of Concord's three rivers that you'd love to share? OARS is seeking photographs illustrating the beauty and challenges of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers Watershed. Photos must be taken within the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord watersheds and be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 21. Winning photos will be featured in …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A facelift for the Town House tops the list; selectmen call for more detail in preliminary CPA project presentations.
Monday night, Town Manager Chris Whelan, immediately preceeding a glowing evaluation from the Board of Selectmen, informed the board about possible Community Preservation Act projects that could be taken up for the end of the year. The Community Preservation Act is a piece of legislation signed into law in 2000 by Governor Patrick that allowed more funding for capital improvements to various areas noted as part of overall communal preservation in 148 town and cities across the commonwealth. The preliminary discussion focused on a number of possible projects and their estimated costs including: The total of all potential projects was estimated at $2,195,000. However, there is only $1,100,000 in the projected CPA funds for 2012, with another…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Papa Razzi under new ownership; National Grid to extend gas line on Peter Spring Road
The Concord Board of Selectmen met Monday night and tackled a rather lengthy agenda. Selectmen approved the previous meeting’s minutes, accepted some gifts on behalf of the town and also nominated and appointed some citizens to various committees. In addition, selectmen also issued and transferred some licenses. Papa Razzi One of those people appearing before the board was Papa Razzi. Their attorney, Karen D. Simao, explained that they were simply transferring ownership of the licenses from one company to another. The larger company, which owned multiple restaurants, was selling them off individually, so the Concord location (768 Elm St.) will now be Papa Razzi Trattoria of Concord, Inc. Papa Razzi requested that the liquor license and …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Jim Crosby, owner of Crosby's Market, went before the Board of Selectmen Monday to express his reservations concerning the proposed Water Bottles Ban that will be voted on at Town Meeting.
One of Town Meeting's most debated warrant articles proposes a ban of single-serving bottled water. This tactic has seen sunlight before back in 2010 when a vote passed to ban plastic bottled water sold in town for 2011. In practice, the ban was essentially a symbolic gesture as state approval, and therefore the ban, was never issued. A single-serving bottled water ban was outright rejected last year with a vote of 265 to 272 at Town Meeting. The ban is back on the table at this year's annual Town Meeting, and at least one man isn't happy about it. Jim Crosby of Crosby's Market on 211 Sudbury Road, went before the Board of Selectmen Monday night to speak out against the ban, claiming it would hurt his business and others. “Those involved…