The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 12, 2001


Carlisleans Speak Out . . .
On October 3 Mosquito reporter Anne Marie Brako randomly interviewed community residents. Here are their thoughts on the question: "How has your life changed since the September 11 attack?"

Hillary Boffetti of Cross Street

"I think I'm a little more hesitant about travelling by plane. I still don't feel that the security at Logan is as good as it could be. I'm a little disappointed in the Acting Governor [Jane Swift]. I think she could've been much more proactive since the attack, and I think she sat on her heels a little too long."

Bob Koning of Acton Street

"It's conservative -- conservative in what you do and where you go. You don't know what's going to happen next."

Dorothy McLaughlin of Church Street

"Not so good. I have a grandson in the National Guard, and he's been activated. And I have a granddaughter in France who was supposed to come over two days after the attack happened with the new great-granddaughter. We don't know what's going to happen now."

Kathy Schweer of School Street

"There's definitely an underlying unease. I'm not always conscious of it, but it will kind of bubble up when I least expect it in how I react to things. I'm a little more sensitive to things.

Elizabeth Saef of Lowell Street

"My priorities are more my family."

Jack Innella of Hemlock Hill Road

"It hasn't. I won't let it. I'm flying to Florida."

Joyce Rogers of Treble Cove Road, Billerica

"I'm a lot more cautious. I'm not as willing to go to places with a lot of people, with big buildings."

Mike Callahan of Fern Lane

"Just a different awareness of the world."

2001 The Carlisle Mosquito