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Friday, May 10, 2002

After years of high spending in a booming economy, Carlisle taxpayers began to question whether they can really have it all, particularly their "Rolls Royce" schools that consume 62% of the town budget. ...more

After an hour of presentation and discussion, townspeople voted down all attempts to lower the Community Preservation Act (CPA) real estate tax surcharge. ...more

By a large majority Town Meeting voters defeated a proposal that would have raised additional funds for Carlisle's assessment for the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District. Article 6, originally intended to match the lowest of Concord's possible CCHS overrides, had been added to the Warrant by citizens petition. By Tuesday evening the proposal had morphed from a conditional appropriation to a transfer of $92,000 from the stabilization fund. Neither the selectmen nor the FinCom recommended approval. ...more

A number of presentations preceded the discussion of the FY03 operating budget in Articles 3 to 5. FinCom chair Tony Allison began with a jazzy animated computer slide show describing how the finance committee develops the balanced budget and any recommended overrides. ...more

Monday night's crowd takes the long uphill road to the Town Meeting in the Carlisle School Corey Auditorium. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)

It's not over!

Don't forget to VOTE at town election for CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE BUDGET OVERRIDE

Tuesday, May 14.

Polls are open from

7 8 p.m.
at Town Hall.


Long-time members of the Mosquito staff remember their mothers and their early years, growing up in the 30's, 40's and 50s. By chance, they all grew up in New York City. ...more

It seemed like old times at the board of appeals last Thursday night, May 2, when David Woodward and Gretchen Anderegg presented their plan for a 199-foot cell tower, to be sited on the property line between the two owners, off Bedford Road, and abutting nothing but conservation land. Earlier this year the board had turned down the application of American Tower Corporation to place a 150-foot tower at 662 Bedford Road, which had been vigorously opposed by approximately 15 abutters. ...more

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito