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Friday, August 4, 2000

The fourth Harry Potter doesn't light a candle to the real sizzler of the summerthe Carlisle real estate ads. Though brokers don't claim to have a crystal ball, everyone contacted for this article agreed that the market, which traditionally cools off in the summer, will remain strong. "The trend will continue," said Hunneman broker Brigitte Senkler, "but not as wildly as before the NASDAQ dropped in the spring. The question is, how high?" ...more

The moment of truth for which Carlisle has been preparing over the past year has finally arrived. The conservation commission hosted a public meeting on July 27 to consider a request for determination of applicability for a new wireless communications facility. AT&T hopes to construct a 150-foot cell tower off Bedford Road. ...more

On July 25, State Representative Jay Kaufman, whorepresents Lexington and Lincoln, arrived at the selectmen's meeting with a statement in hand entitled, "Hanscom at theCrossroads." Kaufman asked the Carlisle Selectmen to join selectmen from the towns ofBedford, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Belmont, Waltham, and others in signingthestatement which calls for "a moratorium on the expansion of commercial aviation atHanscom." ...more

The Carlisle Historical Society is working to save Coppermine Farm, one of Carlisle's early houses, from being torn down. ...more

The fence and trailer are long gone, the books and most of the furniture moved in, but a state agency inspection of the Gleason Library elevator cannot be completed until August 17. This delay will prevent the library from obtaining an occupancy permit and opening its doors to the public. "We're definitedly very disappointed," said trustee Mary Cheever. Meanwhile, the staff is hard at work shelving books. Watch for the sandwich board out front which will announce when they're open for business. ...more

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