The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 27, 2001

Mosquito Mail

J. Arthur Taylor's donation

To the Editor:

A major goal of Carlisle's 1994 Open Space and Recreation Plan, reiterated in the 2000 Plan, was to provide a Western Corridor, "a large conservation area in the underserved southwest sector" of Carlisle. Congratulations to the Conservationists of the Year, who collectively created the backbone of this Corridor along West Street.

However, omitted from the award recipients was former Carlislean J. Arthur Taylor, who earlier this year donated a "pork-chop lot" to the Carlisle Conservation Foundation. This lot, with frontage on West Street adjacent to the Rundlett Conservation Restriction, is strategically located in the middle of the Corridor and provides pedestrian access from the south to the High Woods Conservation Cluster open space.

Art, now a resident of Concord, was a Carlisle selectman from 1966 to 1970 and a conservation commissioner from 1970 to 1974. He played a crucial role in the state's acquisition of Great Brook Farm State Park and the town's acquisition of the Greenough Conservation Land. Now his generous donation has secured a key piece of the Western Corridor.

Ken Harte
Estabrook Road

Susan Evans rules!

To the Editor:

Although we are late in acknowledging the superb leadership of Susan Evans, chairperson of the 2001 Old Home Day, this in no way detracts from the praise and recognition she deserves for her commitment to this fine Carlisle tradition.

For those of us who worked on one of the many events that comprise the extensive list of Old Home Day activities, Susan was an inspiration. She was supportive, positive, and enthusiastic, providing as much or as little guidance as was requested. She kept the process in motion, and always with an element of fun.

Susan devoted more time and energy to the success of Old Home Day than any other Carlisle resident. Our thanks to you, Susan! You rule!

Members of the Old Home Day Committee

Calling the cell tower committee

To the Editor:

Can any member of this prestigious committee update the taxpaying citizens of Carlisle on their arduous and concerted efforts in the location and permitting of cell towers in our town? Appreciate it. A dated time schedule of forthcoming anticipated activities would be swell.

Peter Domino
Acton Street

Thanks from honored citizen

To the Editor:

I feel deeply honored to have been chosen the Outstanding Citizen of the Year. It has been a privilege for me to have served this great town on many committees.

Joe Antognoni
Evergreen Lane

Thanks to EMTs and Police

To the Editor:

We would like to take the time to commend the Carlisle Police Department and their wonderful staff of EMTs that were called to our house earlier this month to transport our mother to Emerson Hospital with a broken hip. With such an injury, not only is it extremely painful, but traumatic. The Carlisle EMTs arrived very quickly, displaying a wonderful and caring manner that made a bad situation a smooth and gentle transition to the hospital. They handled the call with the gentlest care and professional efforts, which every town could wish for.

The Antognoni family

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