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Friday, November 30, 2001

School business manager Eileen Riley (left) and Carlisle School Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson beam after unanimous passage of Article 6, funding a new school feasibility study. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
Town Meeting funds new school siting study and septic design

A near-capacity crowd filled the Corey Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening for the Special Town Meeting, drawn by the provocative possibilities of a new school on the Banta-Davis Land and affordable housing in the Town Forest. ...more


"Many expected that this would be the feature presentation of the evening," began selectmen Tim Hult, as he proceeded to withdraw Article 7 at the Special Town Meeting on Tuesday night. The Article, which had been placed by the board of selectmen, had asked for funds for an engineering study and site analysis to prepare a plan for multiuse of the land. ...more

Oxfam America president Ray Offenheiser gave fellow Carlisleans a wide-ranging overview of the challenges facing humanitarian organizations like his own in Afghanistan as well as the dilemmas that confront those responsible for American foreign policy post-September 11. ...more

Nationally recognized author, educator and psychologist, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair will speak at the upcoming Carlisle Education Forum. This year's topic is: How to Avoid Courting Disaster: Encouraging Healthy Relationships among Children and Teens in a Less than Healthy Media Culture. Dr. Steiner-Adair has been the Director of Education, Prevention and Outreach at the Harvard Eating Disorders Center and is one of the nation's leading authorities on media messages and child and teen development. She is the principal investigator and co-author of "Full of Ourselves: Advancing Girl Power, Health and Leadership," a program promoting the healthy development of girls. ...more

Reunion. The act of reuniting. On the morning of November twenty-third, on the steps of the Highland Building, members of the classes that graduated from the Carlisle Public School in 1983, '84, and '85 met to open a "time capsule"a Rubbermaid barrelthat we had buried with the help of our teachers in the spring of 1983. Some of those teachers returned too. They stood in the breezy sunshine on the southwest corner of a school campus which had helped to shape all of our realities. Reunite. To come together again. ...more

Karen Larsen opens the "time capsule" and pulls out a pair of mustie jeans. (Photo by Mike Quayle)

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito