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A Daughter's Idea Becomes Reality, Backyard Chicken Coup

Mckenna with one of her chickens in the backyard coup

When Concord residents Corey Peck and Kristin Baker gave in to their daughter McKenna’s pleas to build a backyard chicken coop, they weren’t sure what to expect. Neither had kept chickens before. Did they have the time and energy to take on a new family project? Would their children maintain interest? Read More »

West Concord Farm Supports Three Generations

Marshall family thrives as town tenants

Marshall

 

{Jackie, Rickie and Rick Marshall in the greenhouse}

It’s early June and the first rainy weekend in nearly a month. In the brightly lit stand at Marshall Farms, the morning’s offerings are already set out: asparagus and strawberries, tomatoes and garden peas, zucchini and summer squash, green beans and flowers.  Read More »

With Concord Riverwalk project, Dan Gainsboro realizes dream

Long road to building sustainable neighborhood

When it comes to the Concord Riverwalk project, “energy efficient ” and “community” are not mere buzz words. They represent the dream of developer Dan Gainsboro to create a holistic, sustainable neighborhood in West Concord.   Read More »

Sugaring Season Turns Sour, Warm Winter Slashes Maple Crop

Syrup

 

In a typical year, Bay State producers of maple syrup run full steam from February into March – and sometimes into April. But 2012 has been far from normal. The sap started its run in January and by early March was virtually tapped out.

Although stockpiles from last year will keep consumers from experiencing shortages and price hikes, this year’s poor harvest hurts farmers who rely on sugaring for income and foodies who love to ‘buy local.’ Read More »

CMLP Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rebates for Businesses 2011

Concord Municipal Light Plant

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rebates and Services for Businesses 

Commercial Energy Audits

Interested in reducing your energy use, but not sure of the best energy efficiency investments for your business? While funds last, Concord Light will pay half the cost of an energy audit for your business. Read More »

CMLP Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rebates for Residents 2014

LED Light Bulbs

CMLP will credit your account up to $3 (or price of bulb if less than $3) when you buy an LED bulb. Residential customers may receive rebates for up to thirty bulbs.   

Download the form here

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Rebates

For solar PV installations, Concord Light offers rebates of $625 per kW of installed rated capacity, capped at $3,125.   Read More »

Concord Earns Grant from the Dept. of Environmental Protection

State Rep. Cory Atkins, D-Concord, has announced that the state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded a $1,250 grant to the town of Concord as part of the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program.

Learn more here

Bittersweet: Not the best decoration for Fall

Although it's pretty color attracts the eye at this time of the year, it's not a great idea to decorate with this vine. See here for why it should be left where it is.

Do You Have A Football-Sized Hole in Your Living Room Wall?

Of course not. But, the average house has many small leaks, which altogether, can be equivalent to a large hole in your wall. Think about all the heat that would escape through a football-sized hole. Read More »

Smart Grid Progress Report - Oct. 2010

See here for the latest update and lots of information on "Smart Grid" which will take the load off the electrical grid during peak demands. 

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