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Friday, January 16, 2004

Mary Hult, Dr. Nancy Hendrie and her Sharing Foundation assistant Elephant distribute clothes collected by the First Religious Society to children at a state-run orphanage at Kampong Speu, Cambodia. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
I was jolted awake before the 4:15 a.m. alarm. "What kind of a nut would go to Cambodia?" As I prepared for my departure, I tried to figure out what had possessed me to agree to this trip. Was it all those missionary magazines I used to pour over when I was young or was it Sam, the bubbly Cambodian orphan who had wriggled her way into our hearts ...more

Selectmen support CPA land purchase Special Town Meeting possible on March 23

At a marathon meeting that lasted until midnight on January 13, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to support four motions aimed at expediting the town purchase of Parcel A of the Benfield land on South Street. (See story this page.) Selectman John Ballantine presented an overview of the proposed land purchase as Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) ...more
The past week has brought confirmation of news that should help Carlisleans repel the winter doldrums. The town has a chance to purchase 45 acres off South Street with no tax increase, by using CPA funds to cover the $1.985 million cost. This opportunity is a result of more than two years of land planning and negotiations involving the non-profit Carlisle ...more

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