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Friday, December 15, 2006

WHERE'S THAT BEAR WHEN YOU NEED IT? Smoke was plentiful during the controlled burn to minimize weeds and insects at the town's Foss Farm garden plots on Saturday, December 9. (Photo by Mike Quayle)
In over 18 months of negotiation, Carlisle has been unable to reach agreement with police union Local 201 on a contract. The police contract is negotiated every three years, and the last one expired on July 1, 2005. Unless a last-minute miracle occurs, the town and the police union will be heading to binding arbitration in January 2007, and a state arbitrator ...more

In the next three to 13 years, the Carlisle Public School may ask for $60 million for facility upgrades and expansion, Concord-Carlisle High School may need to be replaced at a cost of $96 million, and the town may need another $45 million for affordable housing, land purchases and other capital projects. So far the numbers are rough and some of the cost will ...more

During a presentation to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on December 6, Physical Education and Health teacher Margaret Heigl described how, as part of a requirement of a class she is taking with Primary Source, she invited Feng Shui consultant Mary Roberts of North Road to offer a presentation on the Chinese art of Feng Shui to one eighth-grade health ...more

The Highland Building holds studio space for artists and memories of old school days for those who attended there. It occupies a valuable piece of land on the school campus, yet it is no longer used for classes. Is the old wooden structure a town asset, or a liability? Or both? However you look at it, exterior maintenance is being deferred while responsibility ...more

This evening, December 15, is the beginning of the holiday of Hanukkah and the opportunity it gives us to celebrate Jewish identity and religious freedom. The context of the story of the Maccabees, 165 to160 B.C.E. (before the common era), is not unlike our own. In those days, there were a variety of ideas about what constituted Jewish identity. There were ...more

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