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Friday, November 17, 2000

Neither rain, nor cold, nor election fatigue stopped 216 town citizens from attending the Special Town Meeting on Tuesday November 14, dispelling concerns that the quorum of 150 would not be reached. During the 90-minute meeting, the twelve Warrant Articles were moved efficiently, with unanimous or near-unanimous votes on each (see Warrant Articles page 5). All motions passed with the exception of Article 7 which asked the town to join the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP). Both the Board of Health and the Conservation Commission opposed the article, pointing out that the risk of mosquito-borne diseases is very low while environmental risks are a concern. ...more

Carlisle's entrepreneurs and web surfers inhabit an island of slow Internet access amidst a sea of high-speed connection choices. One or both of the two most prevalent technologies for fast, low-cost Internet access, DSL (digital subscriber line) and cable modem, are available in most communities inside the 495 beltway, but not yet in Carlisle. Progress here seems to be in low gear. ...more

Twenty to twenty-five year growth projections for people and jobs in the MAGIC (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination) area indicate that there will be major growth in the Route 495 area, with a decline in the inner core community. Barbara Lucas, of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) staff presented initial population and business data for the next quarter century, at MAGIC's November 9 meeting in Boxboro. Where people live and where they work are primary determinants that need to be considered in preparing a transportation infrastructure. In addition, the data presented clearly showed that land use for the expected growth will also be directly related to water and sewage constraints. In the targeted growth scenario presented by Lucas there are areas that will be unable to accommodate further and this factor will limit the potential density of the area. ...more

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