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Friday, April 7, 2000

At the March 29 finance committee meeting, the Carlisle School Committee let it be known that they are taking the first step towards building a new school, to accommodate the rapid growth in the town's school-age population. Also, FinCom got a taste of what the upcoming debate on affordable housing will be like. ...more

Working up to the last minute again this year, the selectmen last week signed the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting to be held on May 2. Townspeople will see 29 articles. Aside from routine articles relating to reports, salaries of elected officials, and other administrative matters, some of the major decisions to be made include the following: ...more

By a resounding vote of 607 to 50, the residents of Acton voted to purchase the 234-acre Robbins Mill Pond property for $6.8 million. To complete the project, Acton voters must approve a debt exclusion override at their election on May 16. If approved, 60 acres will be available for ballfields and the balance will be conservation land, available for low-impact recreation. ...more

A proposed shopping plaza on Route 2A just west of Pope Road has neighbors and planners rushing to get their concerns into the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Agency (MEPA) before the April 7 deadline for comments. The plaza will have a restaurant, some small shops and a possible day care center. ...more

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