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Friday, April 16, 1999

When veteran Carlisle Minuteman Charlie Forsberg awakes early Monday morning, April 19, he'll hurry to slip on his knickers, white stockings, buckle shoes, peasant shirt and vest, grab his tri-cornered hat and musket and head for the Carlisle Green. If he's lucky, there will be just enough time to eat a hearty breakfast, for there are many miles to hike this ...more

The election following the May 4 Town Meeting, originally scheduled for May 11, has been moved to May 18. The reason for the change is that a state law requires at least 35 days between the date the ballot questions are posted with the town clerk and the date of the election. Selectmen did not sign the final ballot questions until their April 12 meeting and ...more

Following a Special Town Meeting vote April 7 to bond $1,489,067 for renovation and expansion of the Gleason Public Library, Carlisle voters went to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to exempt this funding from the limits of Proposition 2-1/2. By a majority of 509 to 103, the town voted for the override and gave the library building subcommittee the go-ahead ...more

Public hearings on proposed amendments to the Carlisle zoning bylaws dominated the April 12 meeting of the planning board. There was a groundswell of opposition from abutters to the proposed bank and, after a stormy debate, the board voted against the suggested bylaw change. The final decision will rest with voters at Town Meeting. ...more

In an eleventh-hour face-off, the finance committee bowed to the will of the selectmen and voted last Wednesday to recommend the purchase of the Wang-Coombs property, reversing its position taken just two days earlier. The FinCom did not capitulate without drawing blood of its own, however, because as part of the deal they forced the selectmen ...more

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