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Friday, January 23, 2009


In last week’s front-page article “State looks to Obama economic aid, asks Carlisle for shovel-ready projects,” The term “shovel-ready” was defined as ready to go in 18 months. While there is no official definition of “shovel-ready,” the Boston Globe has quoted Team Obama as referring “to projects that are already designed, permitted and able to break ground in three to four months.” It is unlikely that all of the Carlisle projects discussed in the article would meet this definition. ∆



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