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Friday, May 3, 2002

(The following interview of Dr. Morey is part of the Carlisle Oral History Project, supported by the Mosquito and the Carlisle Historical Society. The tape and transcript will soon be available at the Gleason Library.) ...more

Miss Town Meeting and you're missing part of what makes Carlisle unique. "There's no better way to get to know the town," says moderator Sarah Brophy. But if you're new to Carlisle, you may have some questions (reservations?) about attending the upcoming Town Meeting. Don't be discouraged ­ the following is a primer providing the basic information you need to become a full Town Meeting participant. ...more
THE MOSQUITO HAS COMPETITION. Carlisle Middle School students (seated) Elizabeth Price, (standing left to right) Kate Erickson, Allison Stephens, Laura Ferraro, Devon Jeffers and Hannah Roberts bite into a new project. See story . (Photo by Cynthia Sorn)

The blue Town Warrant book that arrived in the mail last week offered no rosy pictures of town finances for the next fiscal year and beyond. "Carlisle is entering a period where revenues, not 'level-service expenditures,' must drive the budget," the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) warned in its letter to Carlisle voters. Slower town revenue growth and significantly reduced state reimbursements, coupled with skyrocketing costs for health insurance and other benefits will leave many town departments close to their FY02 budget levels, unless the town approves a Proposition 2-1/2 override at Town Meeting, starting next Monday, May 6, and at the town election the following week, on May 14. ...more

In the event that the Meeting overflows the Auditorium, there will be a second meeting room in the cafeteria. If you are making a presentation with visuals, you must have a second set of visuals to be presented in the second room by your own assistant, simultaneously. If you do not have a second set, you may not use the first set in the first room. ...more

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito