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Friday, May 5, 2000

Concerns about its impact on town center water and a centerpiece conservation area, as well as a myriad of other uncertainties led to the demise of the affordable housing's proposal to use six of Conant Land's 54 acres for seven rental units. The group needed a two-thirds majority for Article 21, which would have transferred a portion of the land and permitted a lease to a nonprofit entity for that purpose, but failed to carry even a majority with a final vote of 136 in favor to 139 opposed. ...more

Two contests for elected positions and three ballot questions which impact taxpayers' bills are likely to draw voters to the polls on Tuesday, May 9 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Town Hall. ...more

The long-awaited Wage and Classification Study has finally arrived. Sandy Stapczynski of Human Resource Services, Inc. delivered copies of the weighty tome to members of the board of selectmen and town administrator Madonna McKenzie at the April 25 meeting. The Clark Room was filled to standing room only with town officials and employees from every department, eager to hear how they were finally going to be rewarded. ...more

As land in Carlisle becomes ever more precious, the ingenuity of those trying to profit from it becomes ever more obvious. The latest example came before the planning board at their April 24 meeting. At the request of Timothy Blunt, the board was presented with an informal conceptual plan for subdivision of the land at 381 Cross Street. This is the former home and land of Marden and Cynthia Seavey. (The 2,200-square-foot home was sold last June for $497,000). ...more


2000 The Carlisle Mosquito