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Friday, October 31, 2003

Sixth-grader Charlie Fitzpatrick, who lives near the center of town, gets a head start on carving his pumpkin. He can't wait for all the activities tonight. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

Trick or Treat all over town
From Daisy's Garage to Tall Pines, Carlisle celebrates Halloween the old-fashioned way

There are some adults who believe that traditional Halloween celebrations are a thing of the past. With communities hosting public Halloween parties, shopping malls eager to draw kids in for store-to-store trick-or-treating, and safety concerns keeping some families at home, many people have gotten the mistaken impression that no one trick-or-treats anymore. ...more

A fall-off in new real estate growth and predictions of further reductions in state aid led the Finance Committee (FinCom) to issue a conservative preliminary guideline for the fiscal year 2005 (FY05) budget. The guideline will hold town departments and schools to a 0.47% increase over the current year, FY04, excluding certain priority items, for a total town ...more

On Tuesday evening, on the recommendation of the Finance Committee, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the appointment of Ray J. Wilkes to the FinCom for a two-year term, to expire at the close of the Annual Town Meeting of May 2005. ...more

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito