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Friday, November 22, 2002

WE'RE OUTA HERE. Wild turkeys on Virginia Farme make their departure as Thanksgiving nears. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)
When I rang up Kay and Walter Woodward to arrange a time when we could meet to talk about how the Woodward family celebrates Thanksgiving, Kay's initial response was to say how she was still recovering from the five family birthdays that had been celebrated in October. "I've finally had time to get back to working on my quilt," she explained, "but ...more

After meeting in executive session, the Carlisle Board of Selectmen voted on November 12 to sign a new contract with police union local 201. The contract will be retroactive to July 1 and run for three years. According to town administrator Madonna McKenzie, the major change in the new contract is a 3.25% raise in the salary for all covered police officers ...more


The October 9 police stakeout and arrest of a man vandalizing a car at the canoe launch at Great Brook Farm State Park has provided leads that have solved up to 30 car break-ins and two household breaks in area towns — Hamilton, Wakefield and Andover. This information has made it possible to close the investigations on those cases. ...more

Representatives of Sprint and AT&T Wireless fielded questions for almost two hours during the public hearing on cell towers held by the Carlisle Board of Selectmen on November 12. Many in the audience voiced concern that cell towers would lower property values of nearby homes. ...more

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