The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 20, 2001


Commission chair cites interference
with attempt to obtain state funds

The Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) and the Town of Carlisle lost the services of chair and commissioner Carolyn Kiely when she submitted her resignation as of April 6. Although her formal letter, addressed to the board of selectmen, did not refer to the series of events that precipitated the action, her subsequent communications to her fellow commissioners and to the Mosquito did.


What would the Carlisle Conservation Commission say to an offer to serve as a test site for a project that could eliminate unsightly buckthorn and the arch invader, poison ivy, from the town’s Towle Field conservation land? And, by the way, accomplish that miracle with no adverse environmental effects. The answer which came at the commission’s April 12 meeting was an enthusiastic “yes,” from all but one member

Carlisle School 8th-grader

On the bus to Boston’s Symphony Hall last Saturday, April 14, I was very excited. I was not in the mood for card playing or New York Yankees bashing, the two preferred bus-ride activities.

After car-pooling to Hopkinton early Monday morning for the start of the Boston Marathon’s 26.2 mile race into Boston’s Copley Square finish line, Ron Kmiec, Tom Ratcliffe and John Forelli were off and running as the starting gun sounded at noon.


by Seba Gaines

The conservation commission considered four Notices of Intent (NOI’s) to undertake construction at the April 8 meeting. Only one of the applications elicited concern from an abutter.

On April 28 exchange your mercury fever thermometer for a digital fever thermometer at the DPW parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Why is this an important opportunity? Mercury is a pollutant that is toxic to the nervous system.


Questions and answers about absentee ballots

Absentee ballots are now available for May 22 election. Here are some frequently asked questions about using an absentee ballot.