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Friday, May 7, 1999

I come from a long line of cooks who tell lies and keep secrets. Learning the craft and skill of cooking at one's mother's knee has limitsmother holds back a few gems to maintain her place at the pinnacle of the kitchen power structure. The kitchen was her kingdom. Its rule was the only power allowed her and her sisters. Grandma lied too, as did dad. ...more

Voters once again loosened their purse strings at this week's Town Meeting and approved expenditures requiring a total Proposition 2-1/2 override of $3,082,062, which includes purchase of the Wang-Coombs property for $2,150,000, a pumper truck for $304,000, school heating units for $153,700, conservation funds for $100,000 and an operating budget override ...more

On April 29, Nextel's project manager George Chiannis appeared before the board of appeals in the Town Hall planning to walk out with a continuation of the controversial cell tower hearing. Results from a geotechnical investigation that would determine the structure of the proposed tower's foundation had been requested at the previous meeting of the board. ...more

The choral director at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, Roger Mansen, was recently fired due to an inappropriate relationship with an 18-year old female student. ...more

Former town administrator Paul Cohen will return to Carlisle on May 13 to speak about challenges facing small towns in Massachusetts. His talk at 8:00 p.m. in Union Hall at the First Religious Society, will follow the annual meeting of Carlisle Communications, Inc. (publisher of the Mosquito). The public is invited to attend. ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito