Ice season at Everett Arena


Trails and Open Space Ranger Carl Matson has been a lifelong resident of Concord.

The City Manager’s Office sent out the City Manager’s Bulletin last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights:

Skating at Everett Arena

After another successful spring and summer season of shows and dry ground events, the staff at the Douglas N. Everett Arena are gearing up for the return of the ice. Arena staff and the public properties division of Concord General Services were busy this week cooling the arena and rebuilding the rink.

Public ice skating will be back Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday hours will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday hours will begin on October 8 and will also take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. pm Admission will be $6 and free for children 3 and under. Skate rentals will be available for $6 at the arena pro shop. Ice skating lessons will be offered by Concord Parks & Recreation with registration beginning in October. Ice skating will continue until March 16, 2023.

Adult batting practice will be offered to ages 14 and up on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. until March 15. Overtime will take place Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. until November 1. 23. Admission will be $10 and free for guards. Helmet and gloves required and full gear recommended.

Youth batting practice will be available for ages 13 and under on Friday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. beginning September 9 and ending November 25. Admission will be $10 and free for goaltenders. Full equipment is required.

More information at

Municipal meetings

Town meetings are held in person in the council chambers at 37 Green Street (unless otherwise specified in the town calendar). Upcoming meetings include:

Zoning Adjustment Council: September 7, 7 p.m.

City Council: Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

Planning Commission: Sept. 21, 7 p.m.

New drop box at town hall

There is a new payment drop box outside City Hall, 41 Green Street, at the foot of the stairs. This new dropbox can be used for the following:

Renewal of motor vehicle/motorcycle/trailer registrations

Property tax payments

Utility payments

Civil status requests

Dog license payments

Timber tax intends to reduce claims and reports

Gravel fiscal intention to dig applications and reports

Payment of parking tickets

NH Chronicle at Beaver Meadow

Look for Beaver Meadow Golf Course on the New Hampshire Chronicle the week of September 12. The crew was on hand last week to record and also took the time to take photos with our guests.

Meet Carl Trails & Open Space Ranger

Carl Matson is a longtime Concord resident with a love of its trails and open spaces since childhood. He has spent decades hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobiling the local trails. Recently retired from state prison, he previously created a natural history program at Balsam Resort in conjunction with Fish & Game and taught environmental education classes at North Country schools. He was also a staff writer for Fish & Game’s public affairs office and was an integral part of their non-wild and endangered species program. He was also a Scout Master and a Park Ranger. We are very happy to welcome Ranger Carl, please say “hi” when you see him on the trails (although he may say hello to you first!).

Hazardous household waste

Concord General Services is hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Concord and Penacook residents on Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Douglas N. Everett Arena, located at 15 Loudon Road.

Residents can bring their unwanted household hazardous waste to the event to safely dispose of hazardous materials. Household hazardous waste is leftover household products that are toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive, such as cleaners, paint, pesticides, adhesives, varnishes and fuels. Hazardous materials should not be disposed of in the trash, down the drain, in the storm drains or on the ground. Improper disposal of these materials can have serious implications for public health and the environment. It is important to dispose of hazardous materials carefully to avoid any potential hazard of hazardous waste.

Residents may bring up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds of household hazardous waste to Concord’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for proper disposal. Acceptable items to bring include items such as oil-based paints (no latex paint), gasoline, transmission fluid, pool chemicals, bug spray, fertilizer, and deck cleaner. furniture. Decisions to accept or reject material will be made on site. Please do not bring fluorescent bulbs, fire extinguishers, radioactive waste, industrial waste, ammunition, prescription drugs, regular trash or latex paint. Latex paint is not hazardous and can be thrown in the trash when completely dry. A complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials is available at

Proof of residency is required. Residents must remain in their vehicles and attendants will safely remove materials for them. Items should remain in their original containers with tight fitting lids and packed in sturdy upright boxes to prevent spills. Never mix chemicals or smoke when handling hazardous waste.

Do your part to keep the community safe and clean by participating in this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

Renovation of the collections office

Renovation work continues at the Collections Office at City Hall. Public property staff continue to monitor the project.

Milestone Engineering & Construction carpenters finished leveling the floors and finished the new underlayment. Work has begun to remove the old, obsolete lighting. Irish Electric Corp will install new energy efficient LED lighting with occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting features. These green improvements will help reduce the City’s electricity costs. New IT infrastructure will also be installed to increase processing speeds for staff.

This project will include a new ceiling, lighting fixtures, flooring, paint, more efficient HVAC systems, electrical upgrades and new countertops. This work will refresh the office space while reconfiguring the customer counter layout for better accessibility and a more functional ADA compliant counter option.

The collections office is temporarily relocated to the Green Street Community Center behind City Hall. Work is continuing on schedule for a reopening in the fall.


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