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Friday, December 11, 2009

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CANE DO. Santa dropped by to chat with youngsters after the tree lighting on the Town Common on Tuesday evening, December 8. Shown are (left to right) Maggie and Declan Smith, Reiley and Piper Harring. Elves Heidi Harring and Casey Smith stand ready to assist the man in red. (Photo by Jane Hamilton)

Coakley, Brown win Carlisle’s Special Primary for U.S. Senate

Martha Coakley won the Democratic Primary and Scott Brown swept the Republican field in Carlisle’s Special Primary Election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy held Tuesday, December 8 at Town Hall. Statewide, the Boston Globe reported that Coakley won with 47% of the Democratic vote and Brown captured 89% of the state Republican ...more

Gleason Library: a look at the books : How a major town asset is managed

What would Carlisle be without the Gleason Public Library? Its popularity is evident on any afternoon, when a crowd of middle schoolers jockeys with parents and seniors in line for checkout. In a recent town survey, 60% of respondents of all ages considered the library an important or very important source of participation in the community, far surpassing any ...more

Wendell Sykes explains CSC resignation

Wendell Sykes resigned from the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) shortly after the eventful November 18 meeting where the School Committee voted to accept a new teachers contract, accepted Superintendent Marie Doyle’s resignation (effective June 30) and voted to restructure the school administration, combining the superintendent and principal duties. The School ...more

December 17 deadline nears for Carlisle School building designs

The Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) is working full steam ahead with HMFH architects to complete schematic designs before a formal presentation to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) on December 17. The state has agreed to provide up to 40% reimbursement if MSBA and the town agree on designs for the project to replace the Spalding Building ...more

EVERYBODY LOVES A GOOD BOOK! Marlow Duffy and her bovine friend are engrossed in The Nine, Gleason Library’s selection for a Community Read in January. A review of that book and others recommended by the Mosquito staff for holiday gift giving can be found on pages 12 and 13. (Photo by Rik Pierce)

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