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Friday, July 14, 2000

What follows is the text of the speech given by Howard Hensleigh at the July 4 festivities. ...more

At the selectmen's meeting on June 27, Chris Mariano of ENSR provided an update on the status of the department of public works' hazardous waste site, where a diesel tank was removed in September 1998, and 300 tons of soil were subsequently taken out. Last year, ENSR suggested microbe injections to deal with the residual pollution in groundwater which was showing petroleum compounds, as high as 2,400 parts per billion (ppb). The microbe injections began in October 1999 and have continued monthly. Recent testing indicates the injections have been successful, lowering the levels of petroleum compounds to 130 ppb. The injection program, which cost $45,000, will continue throughout August. The microbes are natural organisms that die off once their food source, the petroleum compounds, is gone. ...more

The school committees of the Concord Public Schools and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District have sent a resolution calling for changes in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests to the state department of education. ...more

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