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Friday, October 15, 1999

At their October 4 meeting, finance committee members agreed to delay a vote on a recommendation on the town's proposed purchase of the former Saint Irene Church from the North Middlesex Savings Bank until they could hear recommendations from the municipal land committee. Nearly all expressed reservations about buying the property. ...more

Citing requirements of due process and the role of the finance committee as an impartial third party in budget matters, the selectmen on Tuesday whacked the ball back to the FinCom to structure a feasible contingency plan should a transfer from free cash not be possible to fix the shortfall in the FY00 budget. In so doing, the board rejected the FinCom's recommendation ...more

Although the Carlisle School Committee had intended to ask voters to fund modifications for the Brick Building to make it handicapped-accessible, that request has been withdrawn. According to school business manager Eileen Riley, because the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is complaint-driven, "and there have been no complaints," the school ...more

While the state has cut the budget for seasonal staff at parks across the state, Carlisle's Great Brook Farm State Park has been spared. ...more

Senator Edward Kennedy and Congressman Martin Meehan will come to Carlisle on Saturday, October 30, to help celebrate the purchase of the 129-acre O'Rourke Farm by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The preservation of O'Rourke Farm marks a milestone in the 40-year effort to preserve permanently a "river ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito