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Concord Currents: What’s happening in town this week

Posted by Shivaji Mudambi  March 12, 2012 09:12 AM

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, March 14 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m at the Harvey Wheeler Center in West Concord to bring the community up to date ond activities that are going on at the superfund site at 2229 Main Street (formerly StarMet). EPA project manager Melissa Taylor, cleanup contractors from demaximus Inc., a representative from the Concord Fire Department, and members of local advocacy groups will present work done so far and answer questions about plans for removing the buildings now that they have been abandoned. demaximus Inc. will also give an update of the progress of the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the cleanup of the site.

The Board of Selectmen meets on Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Town House. The board is expected to take positions on Town Meeting articles. Later on the agenda is an appearance of Jean Hill who is behind Article 32, a Town Meeting article to ban the sale of disposable plastic water bottles in Concord. Hill has proposed the ban at two previous Town Meetings and both times, the article was defeated.


The Concord School Committee meets on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. A discussion of the transportation issue is on the agenda, as is a parent survey on bus fees, along with other items. The CCHS Building Committee meets on Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in the high school library.

COA Cinema is Friday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. In October 2001, Oakland A's GM Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) is handicapped with the lowest salary constraint in baseball. If he ever wants to win the World Series, Billy must find a competitive advantage. MONEYBALL is the story of how Billy turns baseball on its ear when he uses statistical data to analyze and place value on the players he picks for the team. His approach changed how the game is played. With only 19 days before Opening Day, this movie will get us in the mood to “PLAY BALL!”

On Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m., you can hear the Brentano Quartet at the spring concert of the Concord Chamber Music Society. The concert is at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center.

A new exhibit opens at the Albright Art Gallery on March 13 with Amy Goodwin’s show, “What She Saw.” The artist’s reception is Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at the Main Street gallery.

A new shoe store is open on Thoreau Street. “Sole” opened last week in the space formerly occupied by the Concord Flower Shop. Brown paper had covered the windows for several weeks prompting a guessing game along the street.

Betsy Levinson can be reached at betsy.levinson@gmail.com.

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