Friday, May 1, 1998

A coffee for Ballantine

To the Editor:

John Ballantine, my friend of more than 12 years, recently tossed his hat into the ring for the position of selectman (one-year term). Over the years John has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to Carlisle as a member of the housing authority, the finance committee, the personnel committee, the land swap committee, the Carlisle Land Trust and Carlisle Communications. I find John's open-mindedness, his natural tendency to seek others' input, and his background as an economist excellent characteristics for a town selectman.

My husband Marty and I will be hosting a coffee for John on Tuesday, May 5, at 8 p.m. at 224 South Street. We invite members of the community to come by and meet John and share your concerns and visions for Carlisle.

Catherine J. Galligan

South Street