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Friday, December 5, 2008


The Tophet Swamp mystery: devils and Indians in Colonial Massachusetts

Boudillion, a local historian from Littleton, spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Carlisle Historical Society on November 20. Excerpts from his talk appear below. Carlisle’s Tophet Swamp is located in Great Brook Farm State Park. ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

The Northern Shrike is an uncommon winter visitor to the United States. It breeds in the boreal forest/tundra ecotone from Labrador and Quebec to western Alaska. In Carlisle, we usually see them perched near the tops of trees within or bordering open fields. Good places to look for them in Carlisle are at Great Brook Farm State Park, Great Meadows NWR (former ...more

The Mosquito Dines Out: Sprigs

5 Strawberry Hill Road
Acton, Mass.
Hours: Closed Mondays
Tues.-Thurs., 5:30-9 p.m.
Fri., Sat., 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Sun., 5:30-8:30 p.m.


Three times for dinner and three hits! The first time we ate at Sprigs was on October 25 to celebrate my husband Alex’s birthday. Since we also had tickets for 51 Walden, it was a limited time but a well presented and delicious event. ...more

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