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Friday, April 5, 2002

ONE MORE MONTH OF OPEN BURNING. The Kirk family, (from left) Tim, Steve and Bill, takes advantage of the good weather for yard work, which included trimming and burning. During this season of drought, it's more important than ever to use caution when burning. Remember to call the fire department for permission to burn.

(Photo by Midge Eliassen)

The town flag that proudly waves on the Carlisle common has been joined by many others since the events of September 11, 2001. Driving or walking through town one sees flags hanging from homes, displayed on car windows, affixed to mailboxes, decorating flower pots. ...more

Last week the Mosquito received an anonymous mailing consisting of a copy of a state ethics commission's "Fact Sheet" on avoiding appearances of conflicts of interest. Portions of the fact sheet were highlighted, specifically a portion of M.G.L. Chapter 268A, the Conflict of Interest Law, Section 19, which states: "The conflict lawexpressly prohibits public officials from acting on any matter that affects the financial interest of themselves, their immediate family members [including] his spouse." The mailing was addressed to "Mosquito, Carlisle, MA" with no return address or note inside. ...more
When the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) met on March 26, committee member and selectman Vivian Chaput announced that the town had assessed $215,758 in the first year of the Carlisle's Community Preservation Act (CPA) real estate tax surcharge, and the expected state 100% matching funds would bring the total to $431,516 (see CPA articles on page 7). Committee members discussed and agreed on ways the CPA funds might be used to help the town meet long-term goals in affordable housing, recreation, preservation of historic sites and open space. The majority of CPC members spoke against proposed reductions in the CPA surcharge for FY03. ...more

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito