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Friday, March 9, 2001

The town lost power and the police switchboard fielded over 400 calls as approximately two feet of snow, accompanied by gusty winds, fell during the Monday and Tuesday snowstorm. Carlisle and Concord-Carlisle schools were closed on Monday and Tuesday amid predictions of "the storm of the century." However, the big storm of '01 was relatively easy on Carlisle. Some branches came down, there were reports of arcing electric wires, cable TV was out most of Tuesday evening, but nothing occurred that a bunch of Yankees with jugs of water, kerosene lights, candles and shovels couldn't handle. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) had given the police department an early alert before the storm hit and they were ready for a full response and adequately staffed to meet whatever emergencies developed. ...more

The state department of environmental protection (DEP) has written a letter to the Carlisle Congregational Church disagreeing with the information on measured flow rates for a septic system for the new church addition. Engineer Joe March of Stamski and McNary had provided flow rates for the sanctuary, using data from the new St. Irene Church. DEP pointed out that the septic plan must account for flows from all church facilities, including the sanctuary, the fellowship hall which includes a kitchen, and the school, as all of these facilities could be used on the same day. ...more

Who says town meetings are dull? Fifteen town residents, three cell company employees, three lawyers, and one selectman all attended the March 1 meeting of the Carlisle Board of Appeals (BOA). The full board, chair Terry Herndon, clerk Midge Eliassen, member Scott Batchelder, and associate members Hal Sauer and Shann Kerner heard the revival of Nextel Communications' application to install a wireless communications facility with a100-foot pole at 1 River Road. ...more

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito