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Friday, November 7, 2008


The Reverend Diane Miller settles in to the FRS

One of the first things you notice about Diane Miller, the new settled minister at the First Religious Society (FRS), is her voice. It is low, clear and lovely. It is a musical voice, one that is both easy and stimulating to listen to. A voice, in short, that is perfectly suited to what the Reverend Miller does: both public and private speaking. She speaks ...more

Carlisle’s firefighters can take the heat

It was pitch dark at 7:30 last Wednesday evening and the temperature hovered around 37° as Engine 3 of the Carlisle Fire Department responded to the call. A house fire had been reported at 872A Westford Street. As the engine arrived, a window in the ground floor exploded releasing flames that rose toward the exterior siding. ...more

Cultural Compass: The local classical music scene

“Where griping griefs the heart would wound ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Land planarian

There are curious creatures all around us and one of these is the land planarian or terrestrial flatworm. Aquatic planarians are native to the U.S. Land planarians are native to more tropical latitudes but were introduced to the U.S. in the soil of potted plants from Asia around the turn of the last century. After becoming established in greenhouses, they moved ...more

Carlisle Comments: My voting experience: the past, the present and the future

I was looking forward to Election Day, I knew who I was casting my vote for, my mind was set, but there was a side of me that debated if my decision was right. After all, there was a lot at stake; my shrinking 401k, my job prospects, the less-than-exciting housing market, and the influence of America as a world leader. If only one candidate could take me to ...more

Carlisle volunteers campaign in town and in New Hampshire

During the campaign, Carlisleans worked hard for their respective parties. A group of Democrats organized by Michael Ansara spent several weekends prior to the election in Rochester, New Hampshire, knocking on doors and canvassing voters. On Election Day the Carlisle contingent was part of the get-out-the-vote effort, ensuring that every Obama supporter could ...more

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