The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 18, 2008

HERD AROUND TOWN. Border collies take turns herding the Sunflower Farm sheep owned by Judy Asarkof and Cheryl Oetting during a two-day clinic held this week in the pasture near the corner of Maple Street and Bedford Road. (Photo by Mollie McPhee Ho)

Resident interrupts burglary

A Heald Road resident interrupted a burglary in progress early last Thursday afternoon when she returned home after a half-hour’s absence and encountered a man coming downstairs as she entered the front door. Thinking it was a contractor she said, “Hello,” but the presumed contractor started running downstairs and ran out the back door. There was a plasma ...more


Carlisle’s cycling season is in full gear

As any driver or pedestrian in Carlisle can tell you, it’s bicycling season. Once the snow melts and the road edges are cleared of leaves and sand, Carlisle becomes an attraction for bike riders of all ages and abilities. Last Sunday morning saw the usual weekend rush of cyclists riding through or relaxing in the center of town. According to Larry Bearfield, ...more

Highland Building Study Committee will recommend Town Meeting referendum

On July 2, the Highland Building Committee met to put the finishing touches on their recommendations to the Selectmen, and struggled over how to phrase the introduction to their document. The committee’s original charge was to present the Selectmen with all the viable options for disposition of the Highland Building. Although they have included demolition ...more

Kayaking heaven: the coastal islands of Maine

We set out early on July 4 from Carlisle for Orr’s Island, Maine, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge in Harpswell, just south of Brunswick. The trip takes about two-and-a-half hours, not including a stop for superb strawberries at the farmers market in Brunswick. We put our kayaks into the water not far from the Cribstone Bridge between Orr’s ...more

Tim Lamere (left) and his mom Ginny paddle around Maine’s picturesque islands. In the background is Bailey’s Island; the photo was taken from Turnip Island. (Photo by Marc Lamere)

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