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Friday, October 19, 2001

HANDSOME PUMPKINS complete the fall scene at Larry Sorli's farm on Westford Street.
What rules should apply for accepting a road that doesn't strictly conform to regulations, or for agreeing to plow a road that has not yet been accepted? Should the rules be bent in special circumstances? These were the questions the selectmen wrestled with on October 9 as they reviewed a recommendation by the planning board that three roads in the Tall Pines subdivision Kimball Road, Hutchins Road and Barnes Place be accepted contingent on corrections to existing violations of the town's right-of-way. These violations included mailboxes, stone walls, and masonry pillars placed too close to the road at several addresses. A roomful of Tall Pines residents attended the meeting to provide information and indicate support for town acceptance of the roads. ...more

Carlisle and AT&T Broadband renew cable license:

But no service upgrades for another 24 months

Only one day before Carlisle's cable license expired, the board of selectmen met at 8:00 a.m. on October 12 to sign a renewal license with AT&T Broadband, successfully concluding negotiations that had frustrated the cable communications advisory committee in the last few weeks. AT&T Broadband had reneged on the terms of the renewal presented to the selectmen on September 18 by committee chair Darice Wareham and member Paul Gill. At the selectmen's meeting on October 9, however, the cable company and the committee did reach agreement on key terms the license period and the amount of the performance bond and all that remained was for AT&T Broadband to resubmit the revised license renewal. ...more

Tom Raftery and Charles Forsberg of the Carlisle Elderly Housing Association (CEH) and Liz Jewell of the Carlisle Council on Aging (COA) appeared at the October 9 meeting of the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) to discuss the requirements for a food service permit for the Sleeper Room kitchen at the elderly housing complex on Church Street. The popular community room was closed last month to all food service as well as other community use pending a clearer understanding of health regulations and insurance issues. ...more

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced an anthrax hotline number. It is 1-617-624-6200. ...more

Kids Walk for Heroes parade route

The Kids Walk for Heroes will begin on Sunday, October 21 at the Carlisle School parking lot, proceed down Church Street, then up Bedford Road to the rotary, up School Street to Church Street, and return to the parking lot. Expect traffic delays around the center from 2 to 3 p.m.

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