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Friday, August 13, 2010


SUMMER FEAST. Matthew DeKock digs into a ripe tomato just picked from the garden. (Courtesy Photo)

Gas leak forces Carlisle School evacuation

All work came to a stop on the Carlisle School campus on Tuesday morning, August 10, after an excavator hit a gas line between the Wilkins and Corey buildings. There were approximately 25 people on the campus at the time, including music students, reported Carlisle School Buildings and Grounds Supervisor David Flannery, who is also the town Fire Chief. Everyone ...more

Town to test new emergency notification system

If you are in the phone book expect a “test call” in late August or early September from Carlisle’s Emergency Notification System. That was the message to the public at the July 27 Selectmen’s meeting. When the system goes on-line it is proposed that Town Administrator Tim Goddard, Fire Chief David Flannery, Police Chief John Sullivan and Health Agent ...more

All in the family: Elizabeth Platais returns to her childhood home

Elizabeth (“Liz”) Platais, recognized world expert on Connemara Ponies, occupational therapist, mother, gardener and caretaker of the Elliot family lore, has returned to live in her childhood home, River Road Farm, with her husband Maris (see Mosquito, July 30, 2010, page 1). ...more

Pathways Committee disbanded: To be reconstituted as a task force when needed

Pathway maven Deb Belanger addressed the July 27 Selectmen’s meeting and asked that the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory (Pathways) Committee be disbanded. She explained, “We are in transition. When the Pathways Committee was formed about 15 years ago we started out as an evaluation and research body. We evolved into a recommending body to the Board ...more

Brush fire danger high

A five-acre brush fire in Chelmsford near Curve Street was put out with mutual aide from the Carlisle Fire Department on Wednesday, August 4. The fire was complicated to find, said Carlisle Fire Chief David Flannery. “Earlier in the day we went to investigate smoke in the area of Lowell and Curve Streets at the request of State Park staff. Around 3 o’clock ...more


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