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OBSTACLE COURSE. Henry Brady explored the merchandise at Pumpkins on the Common, a joint-fund-raiser organized by the Garden Club and the First Religious Society on Saturday, October 17. (Photo by Mollie McPhee Ho)

Carlisle receives $114,381 in CPA matching funds

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has given Carlisle $114,381 in a 34.8% match of funds raised last year by the town through the 2% real estate tax surcharge authorized under the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Since 2002, the town has received a total of $1,931,419 in CPA matching grants from the state. ...more

Resident’s 911 call helps police get their man

An alert resident noticed a dark green Jeep driving up and down driveways on Laurelwood Drive Monday, October 19 in the morning and immediately called the police to give them the car’s plate numbers. Lt. Crowe was in the police cruiser on East Street at the time and saw a jeep-like vehicle make a quick right on to East Meadow Lane. He stopped the car, checked ...more

League’s Trash Talk advocates producer responsibility policies

Producers of products need to be held accountable for disposal costs. That was the strong message from keynote speaker Lynne Pledger at a forum entitled “Let’s Talk Trash,” presented by the Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters on October 14. ...more

Selectmen renew Ferns liquor license: State approvals still needed

On October 13, Larry Bearfield received unanimous approval from the Board of Selectmen for issuance of a liquor license to the Ferns Country Store, but do not expect to be able to pick up a bottle of Cabernet there in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Bearfield reminded the board that there are still two hurdles with the Commonwealth that need to be crossed. First, ...more

Fire totals car on Hanover Road

A resident who saw smoke rising from the Hanover Hill development last Saturday called in the information to the Carlisle Police Department. Police and firemen arrived at the scene at 2:19 p.m. to find a vehicle fully involved in flames. The fire was under control by 2:31 p.m., but the vehicle was a total loss, much of it melted, due to the fire. ...more


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