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Friday, January 7, 2005


By the time you read this, Comet Machholz, discovered in August 2004, will be ideally positioned for viewing high in the sky to the south. On January 7, it passes within two degrees west of the Pleiades (the full moon is 1/2 degree in diameter) so it should be easy to locate with a pair of binoculars. It crosses the meridian (due south) about 9 p.m. at an ...more

Experts believe that this Asian pest will ultimately destroy all of our native Eastern hemlocks here in Massachusetts. It's bad. Below is a quick summary of what it is, status in our area, control measures for landscape trees and hopes for the long term. ...more

Freshmen Hih Honors

Callahan, Owen ...more

A crisp cold morning on January 2 saw the team of Carlisle bird counters out checking the bird population for the annual Christmas Bird Count. The total species counted were 36, down from last year's record high of 47. Total individuals were 1,854 compared to last year's 2,644. The counters were somewhat mystified by the drop in the counts. ...more

Janus was the Roman god for whom the month of January is named. He was the god of beginnings and endings, and gates and doorways. He was depicted with a double-faced head so he could look forward into the future and back into the past. Owls remind me of Janus because of their ability to turn their heads and look in opposite directions without the slightest ...more

When you live in a small town like Carlisle, there are times when the town comes together as one, and three of these moments come to mind today. Caroling on the green, Memorial Day, and Old Home Day. ...more

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