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Friday, February 26, 2010

AIRBORNE. Concord-Carlisle High School students launch their production of the musical Wonderful Town on Friday, February 26. See story on page 10. (Photo by Nancy Roberts)

Sugaring season gets underway at Towle Field

TASTE TEST. During last Saturday’s tree-tapping demonstration given by Verena Wieloch of Gaining Ground, two-and-a-half-year-old Thomas Livens verifies that sugar maple sap is noticeably sweet even before being boiled down into syrup. (Photo by Beth Clarke)

Sap buckets on the Sugar Maples at Towle Field are a sure sign that spring is approaching – and a testament to Carlisle’s participation in a New England tradition. The trees are being tapped by Gaining Ground, a Concord-based non-profit hunger relief organization that has maintained a maple sugaring operation for about ten years. ...more

Monday’s Town Caucus to nominate candidates

Candidates for elected positions in town government will be nominated during the annual Town Caucus on Monday, March 1, to be held in the Clark Room at Town Hall at 7 p.m. ...more


Which CPA projects will get the nod?

At its February 11 meeting, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) squeezed into the tiny Parlin room at Town Hall where they heard final presentations from applicants who have requested Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding for the coming year. Chair Kelly Guarino reminded the committee that no funding decisions would be made at this meeting; instead ...more

Fate of Community Preservation Act considered

Carlisle adds a 2% surcharge to property tax bills as part of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) program. Treasurer Larry Barton said that this amounts to about $190 per household. At this time, there is a 29% match given to the town by the state. The surcharge and matching money is at the disposal of the town and voted at Town Meeting for a specific range ...more

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