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Friday, November 7, 2003

TAG SALE TRACTOR. At Chris Fielding's yard sale on Saturday, John and Annette Lee inspect an old tractor. Having bought it, they plan to have it ready to run for Old Home Day 2004. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)
The ancient shelves at the E.N. Jenckes General Store are crammed with merchandise, from canned peas (empty tins, actually) to babies' shoes. Hand-pumped carpet sweepers and a wooden washing "machine" stand on the wide floorboards near a kerosene pump once connected to a barrel in the basement. ...more

Warrant Article 1
School asks $1.3 million for wastewater plant
State reimbursement in doubt if project rejected


At Monday night's Special Town Meeting voters will decide the fate of a new wastewater treatment plant for the Carlisle School. With a 60% state reimbursement riding on the decision, school officials hope voters will approve the project to take advantage of the reimbursement, even if payback could take years given the state's current economy. ...more

Be alert: deer hunting season has started

by Kathleen Coyle

For residents who take to the woods or drive on the roads, please note that the deer-hunting season opened October 13. Carlisle is in zone ten, and the legal hunting dates are as follows:

October 13 to November 22 Archery season

December 1 to December 13 Shotgun season

December 15 to December 31 Black powder or muzzle loader season

Hunting is illegal in Carlisle except on private property, and then only when the hunter has on his person written permission from the owner of the property. The late season warmth has drawn hikers and bikers outdoors, but according to the Acton Wildlife office, the deer herd has not changed its annual cycle. The herd is always more active at this time of year because they are in rut. For two-legged creatures that means wear bright colors when you are out in the woods. Drivers should be especially alert at dawn and dusk for deer running across the road. They have other things on their minds.

Article 5 of the Warrant for next Monday's Special Town Meeting asks the town to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sign a five-year contract with Wheelabrator North Andover, Inc. for disposal of solid waste from Carlisle's transfer station, after the current contract expires in 2005. ...more


2003 The Carlisle Mosquito