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Friday, March 1, 2002

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen noted at their February 12 meeting that Carlisle Affordable Housing, Inc. was in the process of disbanding and was donating its $700 in assets to the town. ...more

Buyers wanted for Carlisle's million-dollar houses
Demand high for scant mid-priced housing

The uncertainty arising from 9/11 combined with the slowing Massachusetts economy has caused real estate sales to slow over the past six months compared to the first half of 2001. But interviews with agents at each of Carlisle's three real estate offices reveal another reason for dragging sales: an over-abundance of high-priced homes and a scarcity of the under-million-dollar houses most buyers are seeking. ...more

Last week FinCom members struggled to come up with a combination of strategies to achieve a town budget that is "balanced," that is, requires no Proposition 2-1/2 overrides, to recommend to the board of selectmen. The selectmen will then decide whether to ask voters for additional taxes to cover spending over that levy limit, which would require approvals at Town Meeting and in the town election ballot in May. ...more

WINTER OLYMPICS 2002. U.S. skier Patrick Weaver from Lenox, MA climbs the hill coming out of the Soldier Hollow Stadium start/finish area. Behind him is the magnificent Wasatch Range. See Mosquito photographer Midge Eliassen's article on pages 12-13. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

The January 16 decision by the Carlisle Board of Appeals (BOA) denying variances sought by AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless in order to construct a cell phone tower at 662 Bedford Road has been appealed by the applicants in three recently filed lawsuits, two in the federal district court and one in the Commonwealth's Middlesex Superior Court. All named the town, the board of appeals and each of the members of the BOA, as they are members and associate members of the BOA. The substance of each suit claims that the BOA's denial of the application for variances violated the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996. ...more

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito