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  • ON MEMORIAL DAY, GHOSTS STANDING AT CONCORD’S NORTH BRIDGE

    05/23/2014 6:45:21 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 23 replies
    Grasstopsusa ^ | 5/23/2014 | Don Feder
    It's become a tradition. Every Memorial Day, our family goes to the Concord Battlefield, not far from our home, where Americans first fell fighting for freedom. Now The Minute Man National Park, it's 967 acres of winding trails, flower beds, stately trees and the meandering Concord River. This is the place where America began. Words must be spoken or written – as they were in Philadelphia in 1776. But it's cold steel that gives them force. On April 19, 1775, we showed our mettle. Emerson's poem still stirs the soul: "By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag...
  • California Mileage Tax Would Charge Drivers Based on Distance Driven

    05/07/2014 9:48:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 160 replies
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com ^ | may 6, 2014 | Jodi Hernandez and Chris Roberts
    Sick of the gas tax? What about a tax on every mile you drive? A new bill going through Sacramento would tax drivers for every mile they are on the road. The state gasoline tax of 52.9 cents per gallon could be replaced with a "miles driven fee" of $0.05 cents or so per mile driven, under state legislation proposed by a Bay Area lawmaker. State transit officials note that there's not nearly enough money available to fix the many bridges and roads in California that are in desperate need of repair. A federal highway fund, based on taxes on...
  • Sen. Introduces Bill To Test Out Taxing Motorists For Every Mile They Drive (California)

    05/07/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT · by OneVike · 49 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 5/7/14
    The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would tax motorists for every mile they drive.KCAL9’s Bobby Kaple reports that Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, introduced a bill to test out the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax because the state’s gas tax was no longer bringing in the revenue it used to due to people driving more fuel efficient vehicles.The program is modeled after ones in Oregon and Washington.“We want to do as Washington and Oregon have done in a much bigger state with much longer commutes…to make sure that we find out whether it would work, whether the...
  • Our Concord Bridge (Bunkerville)

    04/27/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | April 21, 2014 | Skook
    Has the audacity of the Obama Administration and the sanctimonious stooges; Reid, Pelosi, and Biden pushed America to the Concord Bridge of the Twenty-First Century. Our Concord Bridge is no wooden bridge over the Concord River in Massachusetts, a bridge barely big enough for a small wagon to pass: today’s Concord Bridge is a huge overpass, high above the desert on Interstate 15, a four lane divided highway, cutting through several Western states and connecting Canada and Mexico. Yes, we have come a long way, but once again we are confronting tyranny and an overbearing government more interested in the...
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    04/19/2014 6:15:45 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 10 replies
    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
  • The Concord Fight and the Fearless Isaac Davis

    04/18/2014 4:01:39 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 3 replies
    Concord Magazine ^ | May 1999 | D. Michael Ryan
    "No, I am not and I haven't a man that is!" Thus on 19 April 1775 did Capt. Isaac Davis respond to the query if he was afraid to lead his Acton minute company and the colonial column "into the middle of the town (Concord) for its defense or die in the attempt". Details of the moments just preceding the eventful Bridge fight are limited or shrouded in the silence of time and report. It is certain that upon sighting smoke rising from Concord, Col. Barrett ordered Maj. Buttrick to march the assembled force into the town. How and why...
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    04/18/2014 2:56:09 PM PDT · by IronJack · 14 replies
    Longfellow ^ | 1860 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,-- One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the...
  • Concord Hymn

    04/18/2014 6:25:11 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 9 replies
    Various ^ | April 19, 1836 | Ralph Waldo Emerson
    CONCORD HYMN ("Hymn: Sung at the Completion of the Concord Monument, April 19, 1836") ~Ralph Waldo Emerson By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set today a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When, like our sires, our sons are gone....
  • "Insensitive" menu causes problems for Calif high school black history month event

    02/07/2014 6:31:27 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 37 replies
    www.ktvu.com ^ | 2/7/14 | unknown
    CONCORD, Calif. — A student effort to come up with a special menu for Black History Month backfired at a Northern California high school. Interim President Sister Ann Bernard of Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif., said students who were members of the Black Student Union club at neighboring De La Salle High School planned a special lunch to celebrate the month. The menu included fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon. "They thought this was a very clever way, in their own way, of celebrating Black History Month. It was as simple, and naive as that," Sister Bernard explained. On...
  • Lexington & Concord, Ft Sumter or Kasserine Pass?

    11/04/2013 5:47:23 PM PST · by ealgeone · 28 replies
    self | 11/04/13 | ealgeone
    In light of Obamacare, what's it going to be? Revolution? Succession? Utter defeat?
  • "April Morning" - April 19, 1775: The first day of the American Revolution (Movie Review)

    10/29/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | August 22, 2001 | John Elsegood
    This is simply a gem of a movie based on Howard Fast's excellent 1962 novel,( which I still have), of the first day of hostilities between colonists and Britain. There may have been bigger blockbusters made about the American Revolution (The Patriot, Revolution etc) but to me this under- rated 1988 film is a true classic, capturing the quintessential decency of American colonial village life in Lexington and the developing tensions and conflict on that fateful day of 19th April 1775. I agree with the 2 previous reviewers that this film is a great teaching tool. It shows many things:...
  • The Threat We Face

    10/10/2013 7:21:36 AM PDT · by libstripper · 53 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | O ct. 10, 2013 | David Horowitz
    I was born at the beginning of the Second World War into a family of high school teachers who were members of the Communist Party, and therefore were actually part of a vast conspiracy dedicated to the destruction of this country, although they would never have looked at it that way, and so-called liberals would be the first to deny it. n those days, the schools were old fashioned enough that my parents did not use their classrooms to indoctrinate students as tens of thousands of university professors and even more K-12 teachers regularly do today. It is also an...
  • Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston

    06/28/2013 1:24:38 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 62 replies
    DelawareVolunteerGuard ^ | 6/26/13 | History Made Current
    Delaware Volunteer Guard shared America's Misled Patriots status. Tuesday Interesting take on events. Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston BOSTON National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the...
  • Revolution? Line in the Sand Drawn

    01/11/2013 8:05:20 AM PST · by arthurus · 81 replies
    Right Side news ^ | 11 January 2013 | Chuck Baldwin
    On April 19, 1775, British troops, some 800 strong, were dispatched to Concord, Massachusetts, to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock and to seize a cache of weapons known to be stored at Concord. When Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere to warn Pastor Jonas Clark (in whose home Adams and Hancock were staying) that the Crown's troops were on their way to arrest the two men and seize the guns at Concord, he alerted his male congregants. About 60-70 men from the Church of Lexington stood armed on Lexington Green awaiting the Red Coats. Upon spotting the citizen militia,...
  • Concord’s Plastic Bottle Ban in Effect

    01/01/2013 6:35:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    WGGB ^ | 1/01/13
    CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A new ban on the sales of single-serving plastic water bottles has taken effect in Concord. The ban began Tuesday and follows an April vote by Town Meeting, which made historic Concord one of the first communities in the nation to make the bottles illegal.
  • CA: Assemblyman Hernandez was driving state car when arrested ('weaving' D-West Covina .. DUI)

    04/20/2012 7:32:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/20/12 | Patrick McGreevy
    State Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) was driving a state car away from the Sacramento area without the required permission when he was arrested last month on suspicion of drunken driving, officials said Friday. Hernandez was stopped by police in Concord at 2 a.m. on March 27 after officers saw his car weaving between lanes. At the time, Hernandez was driving a Toyota Camry owned by the state and assigned to the Assembly’s vehicle pool. Such vehicles are not supposed to be driven out of the Sacramento area without permission, which Hernandez failed to get for his Concord trip, .....
  • New Hampshire bill to place warning signs near Massachusetts borders rejected by lawmakers

    02/19/2012 7:56:16 AM PST · by matt04 · 30 replies
    In New Hampshire, the state motto "Live Free or Die" is more of a way of life than just a slogan. But despite the push of some in the Granite State to place "warning" signs on roads that lead to a border with Massachusetts, the bill was voted down in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday in a 285-18 vote. The signs, which would have said "Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet," were proposed in an effort to warn residents that they were about to enter the Bay State, which has different laws regarding seatbelts, helmets, guns, knives, fireworks,...
  • Occupy meets Open Carry in the East Bay

    12/19/2011 7:39:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies · 1+ views
    mercurynews.com ^ | 18 Dec 2011 | Jennifer Modenessi
    Occupy protesters and open-carry advocates came together peacefully, and a little awkwardly, at a rally Saturday in Concord. Around 35 to 40 protesters gathered at noon at Todos Santos Plaza to address issues such as government reform, cuts to education and the sagging U.S. postal system, as well as to hear a talk by guest speaker and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. The mother of a fallen soldier [Cindy Sheehan] railed against military spending and said people deserve meaningful jobs that "pay not a minimum wage, but a human wage." They were joined by one open-carry advocate displaying an AR-15 semi-automatic...
  • Concord Cop Threatens Camera-Wielding Lemonade Stand Operator With Wiretapping Charges

    08/24/2011 8:24:50 PM PDT · by Immerito · 32 replies · 4+ views
    Reason ^ | August 24, 2011 | Mike Riggs
    A Concord man giving away lemonade at a farmer's market was threatened with wiretapping charges last Saturday when he refused to stop filming a police officer and a fellow vendor. Garret Ean didn't have a permit to sell lemonade, which drew the ire of the president of the Concord Farmer's Market. Ean filmed the confrontation, and continued to film when a Concord cop showed up and threatened to arrest him for wiretapping. Photojournalist Carlos Miller (who we interviewed for the November issue of Reason about the war on photography) has the story: The man, whom Ean identified as Steve Blasdell,...
  • Estabrook Woods (Photos) *Fixed*

    07/16/2011 8:03:31 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 32 replies
    07/16/2011 | My Brother
    Here are some pictures my brother snapped in Estabrook Woods* in Concord Massachusetts in May. He did it freehand with a 2005-ish stock digital camera. From Wikipedia; *"The Estabrook Woods is a wild tract of more than 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) of woodland, hills, ledge, and swamp two miles (3 km) north of the Town of Concord.[1] It is the largest contiguous and undeveloped woodland within thirty miles of Boston."
  • Concord Massachusetts

    07/16/2011 7:37:49 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 37 replies
    My Brother | 07/16/2011 | Celtic Cross
    Here are some pictures my brother snapped in Estabrook Woods* in Concord Massachusetts in May. He did it freehand with a 2005-ish stock digital camera. From Wikipedia; *"The Estabrook Woods is a wild tract of more than 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) of woodland, hills, ledge, and swamp two miles (3 km) north of the Town of Concord.[1] It is the largest contiguous and undeveloped woodland within thirty miles of Boston"
  • Patriots' Day: Battles of Lexington and Concord -1775- "The Shot Heard 'Round The World"

    04/19/2011 7:06:58 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 39 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | April 19, 2011
    Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green "By The Rude Bridge That Arched The Flood, Their Flag to April's Breeze Unfurled, Here Once The Embattled Farmers Stood, And Fired The Shot Heard Round The World."  wpi.eduDepartment of Military Science - Worcester Polytechnic Institute On the 15 of April 1775, when General Thomas Gage, British Military Governor of Massachusetts, was ordered to destroy the rebel's military stores at Concord. To accomplish this he assembled the "Flanking units", including Light Infantry and Grenadiers, from his Boston Garrison. In charge he put Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn. He also composed...
  • Battle of Lexington - This day in History

    04/19/2011 2:05:14 AM PDT · by abb · 18 replies
    RevolutionaryWar.com ^ | April 19, 2011 | Staff
    In February, the British Parliament declared the colony of Massachusetts to be in open rebellion and authorized British troops to kill the violent rebels. They were ordered to destroy all of the stores that had ammunition, rifles, or other arms. Lt. Gen. Thomas Gage, the commander-in-chief of the British Army in America, was given command to quell the rebellion. He gave the orders to the British troops to destroy stores and rebels. He thought that the citizens were planning to collect enough arms to form a rebellion. Some American spies learned of the British orders and sent word to the...
  • For Michele Bachmann, a pattern of getting facts wrong (Mixes up Rev War history in NH)

    03/12/2011 4:59:33 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN & KENDRA MARR
    Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s suggestion Saturday that the Revolutionary War began in Concord, N.H., rather than Lexington and Concord, Mass., marks the third time in recent months that the potential GOP presidential hopeful has committed a puzzling gaffe about history and current affairs. Making her first trek to New Hampshire as a 2012 prospect, Bachmann told a GOP crowd in Concord: “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord.” (snip) “She makes Sarah Palin look like Count Metternich,” groaned longtime GOP consultant Mike Murphy on Twitter after reading about the Concord confusion.
  • Minuteman reenactor’s forebear may have started the battle

    04/19/2010 8:52:48 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 944+ views
    Boston.com ^ | April 19, 2010 | David Filipov
    LEXINGTON — Like the other Minutemen in his company, Bill Poole will grab his musket, sling his cartridge box over his shoulder, and stride onto Lexington Green this morning to fight, and lose, the famed first skirmish between Patriot and Redcoat. But unlike his comrades in the annual reenactment, Poole will carry with him a piece of a 235-year-old mystery that still surrounds that momentous clash: the question of who fired the shot that sparked the opening volley of the Revolutionary War. Poole, 76, is the direct descendant of Ebenezer Locke, a man who, according to one account, fired the...
  • Appleseed Project remembers Concord and Lexington with 3 1/2 mi firing line

    04/13/2010 1:10:01 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 26 replies · 719+ views
    On the weekend of April 17-18, 2010 RWVA Volunteers Have Organized Over 100 Nationwide Coast-to-Coast "April 19th" Appleseed Events. Volunteers have begged, cajoled and worked to provide over 100 ranges with room for nearly five thousand Americans to gather and celebrate their Heritage and History, three and a half miles of firing line combined so that they can study and share the traditions of Rifle Marksmanship to remember, and honor the men and women who birthed a nation on April 19, 1775. On this weekend, we can meet on the rolling plains of Oklahoma. We can meet in the arid...
  • [Concord, MA] Push starts for local income tax

    02/14/2010 5:27:26 PM PST · by cmj328 · 41 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 14, 2010 | Jennifer Fenn Lefferts
    As part of an effort to make Concord more affordable and diverse, local officials want to shift the tax burden off most property owners and onto the town’s wealthiest residents. The long-shot proposal, which some say is unconstitutional, calls for imposing a local income tax to help offset the town’s dependence on property taxes to fund its operations. “It’s not a tax increase, but a shifting of the burden,’ [snip] “If we’re lucky, this could happen in 15 to 20 years. But if you don’t start somewhere, it would never ever happen.’’
  • CONCORD, CA: City Christmas Tree Only Charlie Brown Could Love

    12/04/2009 1:29:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 2,971+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 12/3/9 | LORI PREUITT
    The city of Concord, California is holding its Christmas tree lighting ceremony this weekend.  And from the looks of the tree, it will barely be alive for its big moment. Instead of a beautiful freshly cut tree like in years past, Concord opted to use an existing tree in the town's square. The switch saved the city $20,000.  Not a bad idea in these tough economic times. The mean-spirited would  best describe the tree as pathetic. Those on the nicer side of life are likely reminded of the old classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas." The tree was scraggly to begin...
  • Impeach Obama? Conservative kiosk gets booted from Concord Mills (NC)

    07/22/2009 3:06:53 PM PDT · by jern · 36 replies · 1,809+ views
    Charlotte Newschannel 36 ^ | Jul. 22, 2009 | Beth Shayne
    Impeach Obama? Conservative kiosk gets booted from Concord Mills By Beth Shayne Newschannel 36 Posted: Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2009 CONCORD "Impeach Obama." "Al Qaeda's favorite days: 9/11/01 and 11/04/08." "Work Harder. Obama needs the money." The bumper stickers and posters sold at "Free Market Warrior" at Concord Mills are meant to be "biting," the kiosk's owner Loren Spivack said. At least one passerby found them racist and bigoted, and took time to tell the mall in a letter and a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer. Whatever your opinion, the fact is this: At the end of July,...
  • North Carolina Mall Boots Conservative Kiosk While Liberal Items Sell Freely - Video 7/22/09

    07/22/2009 9:53:25 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1,236+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report from North Carolina about the Concord Mills Mall in Concord, which is a suburb of Charlotte. The mall has ordered a Conservative Kiosk to vacate the mall because they say the conservative bumper-stickers and other merchandise they sell is "inflammatory." A Letter to the Editor seemed to get the ball rolling on getting the Kiosk kicked out, but the mall apparently has lots of liberal merchandise selling freely throughout the mall. The reporter said they did some checking and found that the owner of the mall has been a frequent contributor to Democrat candidates, including...
  • Conservative kiosk not allowed at mall

    07/22/2009 7:50:07 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 30 replies · 1,395+ views
    WCNC ^ | July 22, 2009 | BETH SHAYNE
    CONCORD, N.C. -- “Impeach Obama. “ “Al Qaeda’s favorite days: 9/11/01 and 11/04/08.” “Work Harder. Obama needs the money.” The bumper stickers and posters sold at “Free Market Warrior” at Concord Mills are meant to be “biting,” the kiosk’s owner Loren Spivack said. At least one passer-by found them racist and bigoted, and took time to tell the mall in a letter and a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer. Whatever your opinion, the fact is this: At the end of July, “Free Market Warrior” will not be allowed at Concord Mills Mall. The kiosk chain’s owner shared...
  • Flight 447 Internet Hoaxes, New ACARS Links, and the Concord Investigation Review

    06/20/2009 8:03:26 AM PDT · by luckybogey · 2 replies · 922+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | June 21, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    Internet Hoax - Posted in Bloggers Forum. For Freeper's Awareness Only! On Monday I warned of the many hoaxes out there on the Internet. My post, Russians Solve AF Flight 447 Mystery – A Link With “Another World” contained the TV series “Lost” video clearly showing the pictures from the Ukraine News Agency that were alleged to have been taken from baggage aboard Flight 447. I have also included below in this post the notes on the Concord investigation since we have the same BEA investigators involved with the Flight 447 investigation.
  • Oath Keepers Rally for Constitution on Lexington Green

    04/20/2009 11:49:32 AM PDT · by AmericanHunter · 22 replies · 1,808+ views
    The New American ^ | 4-20-09 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    A new patriotic organization called “Oath Keepers” rallied on Massachusetts’ historic Lexington Green to renew their oaths to support and defend the U.S. Constitution April 19, the 234th anniversary of the revolutionary war battles of Lexington and Concord. The event was sponsored by the Committees of Safety, named for the groups of the same name that organized in colonial America during the beginning of the War for Independence. The new organization of mostly current and former military, police, and emergency-service personnel pledged themselves to 10 resolutions to disobey any order to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens, assist in warrantless searches,...
  • "Stand your ground . . . if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" April 19, 1775

    04/19/2009 8:59:44 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 46 replies · 1,330+ views
    The Amercian Revolution ^ | Unknown | Don Higginbotham
    On April 15th, 1775, Major General Thomas Gage decided to send a column of seven hundred troops (two hundred over the magic number that the Concord Congress had set) to Concord under the command of Lt. Col. Francis Smith and his second, Major John Pitcairn. Gage had no intention of tolerating anything approaching a repetition of the action at Fort William and Mary. Learning that the depot in Concord held a growing store of gunpowder and arms, he sent these soldiers twenty miles from Boston to seize the military supplies. On the evening of the 18th, Dr. Joeseph Warren, President...
  • Appleseed Project comes to Hartford CT for Patriot's Day!

    03/05/2009 6:38:59 AM PST · by Lusis · 6 replies · 551+ views
    The Appleseed Project ^ | March 4, 2009 | The Appleseed Project
    Flyers:  Available below Range:  Hartford Gun Club Address:  157 South Main St, East Granby, CT 06026 Website:  http://www.hartfordgunclub.com When: April 18-19, 2009 Range Fee:  $10 per shooter per day Camping available: We can pitch tents on the rifle range.  Ten RV/Electric hookups are also available at $10 per night.  There is a clubhouse with restroom and sink. Hotels: Many hotels to choose from near Bradley Intl Airport (Windsor Locks, CT) (~2 miles away)  Holiday Inn, Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, LaQuinta Inn, Days Inn, Sheraton, Ramada. (avoid Motel 6!) Directions:    *  Take I-91 to Exit 40...
  • Largest Marksmanship Event on the Planet (The Appleseed Project)

    03/03/2009 9:06:27 AM PST · by Lusis · 37 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Appleseed Project ^ | March 2, 2009 | Fred
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Largest Marksmanship Event on the Planet World Record Attempt to be Made Locally Contact: [local name and phone number] On April 18 and 19th, the Revolutionary War Veterans Association's "Project Appleseed" rifle marksmanship clinic will be in town at XYZ [location] for a history-making attempt at establishing a world record for the longest cumulative firing line spread over the largest land area in history - a total of 2.5 miles of firing line spread over the North American continent - from California to Florida, Texas to Minnesota, Arizona to Maine. It will be the biggest marksmanship event...
  • House votes to preserve historic Mass. farm

    09/23/2008 8:57:57 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 196+ views
    AP via Charlotte Examiner ^ | Sep 22, 2008 | Anon AP Stringer
    The House has approved a bill aimed at preserving Barrett's Farm, a Revolutionary War landmark in Concord, Mass. snip... The farm belonged to Col. James Barrett, a leader of the Middlesex Militia. It was used to store colonial militia weapons and was searched by the British during the fighting at Concord's Old North Bridge on April 19, 1775. The Senate is considering a similar measure.
  • Happy Patriot's Day!

    04/19/2008 11:33:16 AM PDT · by Hugin · 10 replies · 84+ views
    Battle of Lexington and Concord Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green "By The Rude Bridge That Arched The Flood, Their Flag to April's Breeze Unfurled, Here Once The Embattled Farmers Stood, And Fired The Shot Heard Round The World." A Brief History: On the 15 of April 1775, when General Thomas Gage, British Military Governor of Massachusetts, was ordered to destroy the rebel's military stores at Concord. To accomplish this he assembled the "Flanking units", including Light Infantry and Grenadiers, from his Boston Garrison. In charge he put Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn. He also composed...
  • Minutemen to get their due, 232 years later

    04/20/2007 11:48:03 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 28 replies · 886+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/20/07 | Brian MacQuarrie
    They mustered 232 years ago yesterday in what is now downtown Peabody, rushed south to battle the British soldiers retreating from Concord, and were killed in the most ferocious fighting of that first Patriots Day. Their bodies retrieved by comrades, the four Minutemen were laid to rest at the Old South Burying Ground in long-forgotten locations that now might be covered by a Peabody sidewalk or the asphalt of Washington Street. That anonymity is about to end. Thanks to city and federal officials, the ultimate sacrifices of Samuel Cook Jr., Benjamin Deland Jr., Ebenezer Goldthwaite, and George Southwick Jr. are...
  • Happy Patriots Day

    04/19/2007 9:49:14 AM PDT · by Cato Uticensis · 5 replies · 424+ views
    Republic of Utica ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2007 | Cato Uticensis
    Today we honor the 232nd anniversary of the first battles between the Bi-Coastal Elites (Unicoastal in those days) and the "Flyover Country" (obviously no flying over back then). I refer to the Battles of Lexington and Concord. On this day in 1775, local militias made their stand on the Village Green of Lexington under the command of Captain John Parker. "Stand your ground men; don't fire unless fired upon; but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" Parker bravely said. His bold words were matched with brave deeds as his militiamen stood against the government forces....
  • April 19: Freedom’s Birthday

    04/19/2007 9:40:59 AM PDT · by Irontank · 8 replies · 430+ views
    Americans revere a great number of dates that hold special significance for their culture and history. The Fourth of July, Veterans Day, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. — a quick glance through any calendar provides numerous other examples. Yet the one day of most importance, to both the nation and its culture, is the one that is conspicuously absent from any mention of notable historical dates. No parades honor the fallen; no speeches in Congress remind us of their deeds; no wreaths are laid; no moments of silence requested. On this sacred date no president will stand on...
  • Happy Patriots' Day (April 19, 1775)

    04/18/2007 11:22:01 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 48 replies · 3,440+ views
    The Library of Congress, Today in History ^ | April 19, 2007 | NonValueAdded
    On April 19, 1775, British and American soldiers exchanged fire in the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord. On the night of April 18, the royal governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, commanded by King George III to suppress the rebellious Americans, had ordered 700 British soldiers, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn, to seize the colonists' military stores in Concord, some 20 miles west of Boston. A system of signals and word-of-mouth communication set up by the colonists was effective in forewarning American volunteer militia men of the approach of the British troops. Henry Wadsworth...
  • Restraining order against Bush denied ( suffering from radioactive fallout ? )

    09/22/2006 2:26:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies · 3,251+ views
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | Sep. 21, 2006 | ANDREW WOLFE
    A federal judge on Wednesday denied a former Republican congressional candidate’s request for a restraining order barring President Bush or Vice President Richard Cheney from bombing Iran or Syria. Mary Maxwell, 59, of 179 Loudon Road, Apt. 10, Concord, filed a lawsuit Monday against Bush, Cheney and other “unnamed defendants actively engaging in acts of war against Iran and Syria in the guise of the war against terrorism.” Maxwell’s suit seeks a ruling that the administration lacks legal authority to pre-emptively attack either Iran or Syria without a Congressional declaration of war, and that radioactive fallout from the use of...
  • TIMES WATCHDOG: After firing, police officer is reinstated

    05/25/2006 2:01:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 529+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/25/6 | Ryan Huff
    A Concord police officer who was fired a year ago for profiling Latino drivers next to a Mexican market is back on patrol with his old job. City officials approved Officer Jim Carroll's return last month following a favorable recommendation from an independent mediator. In 2004, the officer would park next to Mercado del Valle along Monument Boulevard and stop Latino drivers leaving the market for flimsy reasons to see if they had a driver's license, according to an internal police investigation. If they did not, he would cite them and have their cars towed. Former Police Chief Ron Ace,...
  • April 19: Freedom’s Birthday

    04/19/2006 6:51:32 AM PDT · by Irontank · 53 replies · 1,615+ views
    Americans revere a great number of dates that hold special significance for their culture and history. The Fourth of July, Veterans Day, the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. — a quick glance through any calendar provides numerous other examples. Yet the one day of most importance, to both the nation and its culture, is the one that is conspicuously absent from any mention of notable historical dates. No parades honor the fallen; no speeches in Congress remind us of their deeds; no wreaths are laid; no moments of silence requested. On this sacred date no president will stand on...
  • Eternally Fit, Minutemen Keep Revolution Alive

    04/15/2006 4:39:32 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 309+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 14, 2006 | STACEY STOWE
    WHO knew the Minute Man has sex appeal? My daughter, Gabrielle, 15, took one look and announced, "He's hot!" She had a point. Strapping and rifle-toting, with a luxuriant mop of curly hair and sleeves rolled up to expose muscular arms, the Minute Man on the green in Lexington, Mass., may be made of bronze, but he looked more than capable, on the March day when we visited, of defending not only his country, but any damsel threatened with distress. Lexington, where the Revolutionary War began, is dotted with sites made historic by real minutemen, resonant places scattered on country...
  • Affordable Housing: A California Primer

    03/09/2006 8:33:38 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 188+ views
    Halfway to Concord ^ | 3/8/6 | Bill Gram-Reefer
    With every developer West of the Mississippi drooling over the chance to develop some 1/4 acre of the Concord Naval Weapons Station, it seems every politician and city planner worth their salt is now talking about “affordable housing.” But what is “affordable housing” in California?Since normal people know that “affordable housing” doesn’t really exist in the regions of California where normal people really want to live, what is it that big-government, pro-redevelopment politcos really mean when they yap on and on about “affordable housing” this campaign season?Two words: Subsidized Housing.When you look at it, most everything about housing in California...
  • General who lost his wife to the American Revolution

    01/20/2006 3:40:15 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 62 replies · 1,988+ views
    Telegraph, UK ^ | Jan 20, 2006 | Harry Mount
    Behind the sale of an 18th-century gold box in New York today lies one of the saddest love stories of the American Revolution. When the box, embossed with the arms of New York, was presented with the freedom of the city in 1773 to Thomas Gage he was the commander-in-chief of the British Army in North America and was deeply in love with his American-born wife. Gen Thomas Gage, Margaret Gage and the 18th-century gold box Two years later, the general was a broken man, his career was in tatters and he was estranged from Margaret Gage for ever after...
  • Police make arrest following chase of stolen undercover vehicle

    08/07/2005 12:47:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 151+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/7/5 | Sophia Kazmi
    Concord police arrested a 25-year-old woman Saturday after she allegedly took an undercover police car and led officers on a high-speed pursuit. About 6:24 a.m. Concord police received a report that someone had taken an unmarked police car from a driveway in the Clayton Valley area, said Sgt. Matt Morrissey. About 15 minutes later, a Concord officer spotted the vehicle on Treat Boulevard and Clayton Road and attempted to pull the driver over. "She did not want to be stopped," Morrissey said. She then led police on a pursuit through Pleasant Hill and then onto Highway 242 with speeds reaching...
  • Base Closing OK With California City

    05/12/2005 10:35:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,098+ views
    AP ^ | 5/12/5 | MICHELLE LOCKE
    Concord -- As towns across the country nervously await word about which military bases the Pentagon wants to close, this San Francisco suburb is hardly on edge. It'd be happy if the government included the Concord Naval Weapons Station on its list of proposed closures being released Friday. In a letter to Navy officials, Mayor Laura Hoffmeister spoke of "tremendous benefits for the city of Concord and the Department of the Defense" if the 63-year-old installation is shuttered. About 35 miles northeast of San Francisco, the base covers thousands of grassy acres that Concord officials believe is ideal for homes...