Dog park opens amid controversy

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Concord Council members cut the ribbon for the new dog park on Smithbridge Road. From left are John Gillespie, Dominic Pileggi, John Crossan, and Dana Rankin.

Not everyone is happy about Concord Township’s new dog park. “This is a nice enough dog park for small dogs,” said Maureen Hewitt, one of a group of township residents who want to keep open the old park on Bethel Road, “but it’s right on Smithbridge Road, a busy part of Smithbridge. The dog park we’ve had for 20 years is incredible. It has huge…

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Exploring Hope: Search me, O God

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”  (Psalms 139:23-24 ESV) We all want to be understood on some level. But sometimes we’re afraid of being truly known. What if we’re vulnerable and people still reject us? So, we choose isolation and anonymity…

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