By Betsy Levinson, Globe Correspondent
The surprisingly potent storm caused power outages in various spots in Concord, so the week starts off in the dark for some. Neighboring towns had it worse, with school closures and darkened stores.
Hopefully the addition of streetlights will make for a safer and more fun Halloween in Concord. Trick or treating in the pitch black last year was dangerous and rather depressing as fewer children came out. So be sure to watch for little ones on Monday night.
In town board meetings this week, the Natural Resources Commission has two site visits on Tuesday and the Planning Board has one at 4 p.m. On Thursday at 7:30 p.m. the Finance Committee’s budget guideline subcommittee meets.
In high school sports, the boys' and girls' soccer teams take on Westford at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. And on Wednesday, the girls varsity cheerleading squad faces off in a Dual County League event at 7 p.m.
You can take in more of the Concord Festival of Authors this week with a presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. with authors Susan Marx and Barbara Kaso offering a workshop that focuses on ways to foster young children’s healthy emotional, social, and cognitive development so they become lifelong lovers of books. On Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., the festival presents “Mystery Night 2011” with three writers, Archer Mayor, S.J. Rozan, and Spencer Quinn. Moderator will be Mark De Binder.
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