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Friday, March 3, 2000

The selectmen closed the Warrant for the May 2 Annual Town Meeting with several requests for articles submitted from town boards, in addition to the normal budget and capital questions. ...more

"We're anticipating a large turnout" for Tuesday's Presidential Primary, town clerk Sarah Andreassen reported. As they will be in several New England states, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Clark Room of the Town Hall. ...more

A new real estate office in the heart of town may face some problems, judging from comments made at the February 22 board of selectmen meeting. Carlson Real Estate has proposed to open an office at 7 School Street, at the corner of Westford Street next to the BankBoston ATM. This antique home is located in the center business district where site plan approval is needed for the establishment or intensification of a business. ...more

"If it was easy, everybody would be doing it," said selectman Vivian Chaput in response to the housing authority's update on their proposal to build seven units of affordable housing on the Conant Land. In their presentation to the selectmen on February 22, housing authority chair Marty Galligan and advisor Ed Sonn relayed the basic message that, to do what they thought was right for the town in keeping the size of the development small, there was a tough row to hoe on finances. "There are tough issues with money," said Galligan, "but, all things considered, I think we're doing the right thing for Carlisle." ...more

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