Friday, December 17, 2004

FA LA LA! The fifth grade chorus warms up for their December 9 performance under the direction of Megan Fitzharris. There are so many children in school music programs that the fourth and fifth grades each had a separate evening performance of their choirs and bands, as well as the December 16 concert of the middle school choirs and bands. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

It will be another tight year with the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) recommending very small operating increases of 1.5% in their final guideline budget presented Monday, December 13. "Where is the fat?" wondered Financial Director Larry Barton, expressing the concern of many that after several years of very small increases there is no place ...more

The 40B development known as Carlisle Woods again topped the agenda of the Board of Appeals on December 9. Present were representatives from Ross Associates, the engineering firm that the town is relying on for a peer review of the Massapoag Development proposal to site eight houses on 4.37 landlocked acres off Maple Street in Carlisle. The developer has claimed ...more
Early this summer my wife Annette and I were honored to be selected as delegates from Massachusetts to the Slow Foods' Terre Madre conference on farming and food. About 5,000 small producers from all over the world (every corner, in fact) gathered in Turin, Italy for four days in mid-October to talk about what we love doing — food production and education. ...more

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito