The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 9, 1999


In less than one hour on Wednesday, April 7, 375 voters at the Special Town Meeting agreed to fund the proposed renovation and expansion plans for the Gleason Public Library, clearly garnering the necessary two-thirds majority vote (353-8). Article 1, the only article on the Warrant, appropriated $2,768,455 for the project; to meet this appropriation, $919,388 ...more

There was plenty of good cheer in Town Hall on Monday when U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan hand-delivered a check for $1,784,217 for the sale of the 129-acre O'Rourke Farm to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Selectmen Vivian Chaput, Michael Fitzgerald, and Doug Stevenson as well as Greg Peterson of the Carlisle Land Trust were on hand to receive the funds on behalf ...more

The finance committee finally decided to take action against the growing financial burden being assumed by the town. During a long introspective four-hour meeting on April 5, they voted not to recommend purchase of the Wang-Coombs land or authorization of a $5 million serial bond for municipal land acquisition. ...more

The Mosquito Trash Party pickers are raring to go Saturday morning between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Everyone is hoping Mother Nature will do her part to make this a great time to gather with friends and neighbors and help to restore the Carlisle roadsides to their natural beauty. ...more

Digital cellular communication may come to Carlisle eventually, but it won't happen immediately. If the selectman and town residents can have their way, it won't happen until they've had a chance to vocalize their opinions. ...more

The conservation commission is looking for a win-win solution to the upgrading and maintenance of the small farm complex on Carlisle's 242-acre Greenough conservation land. In pursuit of that goal they are offering a single Warrant article at the May 4 Town Meeting and have drafted a Request for Proposals (RFP), hoping to attract a skilled and creative tenant ...more

The Carlisle Housing Authority is focusing all its attention on one article on the Warrant that will be facing voters at the May 4 Town Meeting. This article asks the town for $30,000 for the purpose of planning and design of up to 12 units of affordable housing on the town-owned Conant Land. The housing authority met on March 30 to discuss ways to raise voter ...more

Driving to Concord, residents may have noticed that clearing has begun for the Buttrick Woods conservation cluster. The planning board had approved the common driveway and conservation cluster at their February 22 meeting, but kept the public hearing open for input from town counsel. The developer's engineer, Joe March, of Stamski and McNary, reviewed the ...more

Carlisle families that outgrow their living space prefer to expand their house rather than to move. At least that appears to be the emerging trend. ...more

With the state's top lawmakers wrestling over how to alleviate the stranglehold traffic congestion has on many of the state's roads and highways, Senator Susan Fargo and her counterparts on the Joint Committee on Transportation heard emphatic testimony on behalf of Senate Bill 1673, an act relative to the expansion of Route 3. ...more

In the deed for O'Rourke Farm to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which the delivered on April 1, the town retained the right to locate a potential municipal water supply on the land. An article is on the Warrant for the May 4 Town Meeting to expend up to $30,000 for engineering and consulting services associated with evaluating the property for the possible ...more

On April 5, town clerk Sarah Andreassen was trying to put the finishing touches on the ballot for the May 11 annual town election. She reported the following changes in candidates for town office since the March 29 caucus. ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Patriots, with only eleven players, opened their spring season in the GU14 Division 1 on a cold, rainy April 3 in Woburn. From the start of the game, it was clear that the sixteen Woburn teammates were out to establish themselves among the leaders of the division, as they scored four goals in the first fourteen ...more

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