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Friday, January 26, 2001


Freezing cold, gray skies, and the possibility of getting very muddy didn't deter Carlisle Girl Scouts from venturing out on a hike last Saturday at 10 a.m. It's not every day you get to visit the site where a Native American village may have stood. ...more

No, we didn't take the new Acela Express train that travels between Boston and Washington at a maximum speed of 135 miles an hour. At present that train doesn't run on weekends and costs $374 first class or $240 business class, round trip Boston to New York. On our trip to New York on Saturday, January 13, we took the reserved-seat Acela Regional train that left the Route 128 Station in Dedham at 6:45 a.m., arriving at Penn Station in New York at 10:45. The price of a round-trip ticket was $92. ...more

Recent Mosquito articles have highlighted townspeople's acts of generosity, philanthropy and empathy. The examples I am referring to are Joe Gardner's generosity in helping Karen and Paul Lamoreaux solve their housing dilemma, Laura Snowdon and Affordable Housing, Inc's efforts to bring about housing options for moderate income households, and Ben Benfield's grant of another tract of land for conservation. ...more

Did you ever stop to think about the things you see, just in everyday life? One Friday afternoon while riding around Carlisle with Mrs. Johnson, we saw peacocks, wild turkeys, cattle, horses, beautiful foliage, people biking, people painting houses, ducks, geese, and lovely cloud formations. One of my favorites was a sign we saw from the boat that said, "Caution Dogs Swimming". To a person in the city these things may seem unusual, but to us it sometimes becomes ordinary. We rarely take time to appreciate what is all around us, ...more

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito