The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 11, 2002

Skating at Greenough Pond

To the Editor:

Skating at the beautiful Greenough Pond has been popular during this last couple of weeks now that there is snowless cold weather. However, it is important that skaters use the appropriate access. Greenough Pond must be reached by using the foot trails as designated in the "Trails in Carlisle" publication compiled by the Carlisle Trails Committee or by driving to and parking at the end of Riveredge Road, located off Rt. 4 in Billerica. Parking in Carlisle for the Greenough trails is available in two parking lots: one on Maple St. near Treble Cove Road and the other near the Maple St. bridge over Pages Brook. "Trails in Carlisle" can be purchased for $5 from the Carlisle Town Clerk's office or can be consulted at the Gleason Public Library.

It should be noted that the driveway on Maple Street is a private driveway and not a public access either by foot or by car.

Sylvia Willard, administrator
Carlisle Conservation Commission

Carlisle Police say thanks

To the Editor:

On behalf of the department I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Christmas for Kids program. Once again the Lowell Department of Social Services was extremely happy to receive over 1,000 wonderful gifts from the Carlisle community, Also, a special thanks to those folks who dropped off holiday treats at the station. They were very much appreciated.

Chief David Galvin

Thanks for making a difference

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Carlisle Service Unit of the Salvation Army, I would like to thank all of you who contributed this holiday season. Special thanks go to bell-ringers Sam Coursey, Cynthia MacLeod, and the Chehames family for braving the elements on the Salvation Army's behalf. Thanks also go to the Daisy Family of Daisy's Market for permitting us to place a counter kettle in their store.

Carlisle­you have helped to make a difference for those in need.

Happy New Year!

Susan Evans, Chairperson
Carlisle Service Unit
Salvation Army

"Think about the greater good"

To the Editor:

I am writing on the issue of using a portion of the Town Forest for affordable housing. I believe we as a town need to start dealing with the issue rather than avoiding it. The need for affordable housing is clear. Not only does law require more affordable housing but it is also essential. A lack of affordable housing leads to our town becoming more expensive and exclusive; those who want this are only being selfish. I also think that many of the people who claim the Town Forest is important conservation land are also being selfish. The Town Forest is 67 acres, which is in addition to another 640 acres of conservation land within Carlisle. How much land do we need to go walking on? And for the record, as a Boy Scout myself, looking back in the records, the troop has not camped in the Town Forest since 1991. I think that as residents of Carlisle, we need to put aside our selfish interests and think about the greater good, because Carlisle is for everyone to enjoy.

Brian Boulé
Kimball Road

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito