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Friday, November 5, 1999

After a chance encounter with Vietnam veteran Dan Bunell in Montezuma, Iowa in September, former Mosquito writer Will Harte wrote about how two Carlisle infantrymen in Lt. Bunell's 2nd 28th Battalion, lst Infantry Division, well known as the "Big Red One," had saved his life. Harte wrote, "When Bunell's troops returned to base camp after 15 ...more

Themes of thanksgiving, community and partnership warmed the spirits of the 300 to 400 people gathered on a misty Saturday morning to mark the transfer of O'Rourke Farm from the town of Carlisle to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Preservation of the Maple Street parcel is a prime example of private ...more

Affordable housing dodged a bullet on Tuesday as voters at the Special Town Meeting said no to a petition which would have prohibited building the proposed development on the Conant Land. Voters also said no to the town's purchase of the former Saint Irene Church on Bedford Road, but yes to the transfer from free cash to balance the FY00 budget and yes to ...more

Since the proposal to purchase the former Saint Irene property clearly failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority at Tuesday night's Town Meeting, the November 9 special town election will be unnecessary. The only question on the ballot had requested an exemption from the limits imposed by Proposition 2-1/2 to fund the purchase. ...more


1999 The Carlisle Mosquito