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Friday, September 24, 1999

Hurricane Floyd may have given up some of its power by the time it reached Carlisle, but the planning board does not intend to suffer the same fate. A bike/pedestrian safety committee plan to circumvent the board's authority to waive sidewalks received a stormy reception at the September 13 meeting. ...more

The town's financial management team met September 21 to try to quantify budget adjustments which have resulted in a significant shortfall between the amount required to balance the FY00 budget and the amount which can be collected under the Proposition 2-1/2 levy limit. While exact numbers or solutions have not been finalized, the FinTeam discussed the need ...more

The Clark Room was packed with town center residents on September 14 when housing authority chair Marty Galligan and advisor Ed Sonn gave the selectmen an update on the authority's proposal to build affordable housing on the Conant Land. Nearly all those who spoke voiced concerns about the effect of a development on what the neighbors consider a fragile water ...more

As if Japanese beetles, deer, gypsy moths, groundhogs and rabbits didn't guarantee sufficient harassment for the gardener and landscaper, now the home horticulturist may face an even deadlier threat to his stateliest ornamentals. The arrival of the tiny but voracious woolly adelgid, an unrelenting enemy of the Eastern hemlock, has been confirmed here in Carlisle, ...more

Carlisle's second-grade students will be following the Alaskan Iditarod sled dog race on their classroom computers and in the process, they will be learning to use the equipment as tools to gather, sort, evaluate and present information. Implementation of this project was made possible by the dilligent efforts of second-grade teachers Donna Clapp, Linda Clark, ...more


1999 The Carlisle Mosquito