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Friday, May 17, 2002

Voters say 'No tax override'
Burkel, Fitzgerald elected to school committee

In a stunning reversal of a ten-year pattern of approving overrides, adding up to a 42% increase in property taxes since 1992, Carlisle voters said no to question 1B, which would have increased taxes 5.9% over the Proposition 2-1/2 levy limit. At the town election on Tuesday, the override went down on a vote of 856 to 689. ...more

Concord approves two overrides for CCHS

It was bound to happen. Two towns with different tax structures and budget priorities, setting the high school budget independently, are bound to end up in a mismatch. ...more

OLD FRIENDS RETURN TO TOWN. Sheep step spritely off the van and make their way to the Towle Field. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
Judy Larson and Larry Bearfield greet voters holding No Tax Override signs outside Town Hall on Election day. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

In a telephone conversation on the morning after the election, chair of the board of selectmen John Ballantine said that the selectmen, at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 21, will discuss placing another override budget before the town. A Special Town Meeting in June, already being planned to deal with the CCHS budget dispute (see article above), could offer the opportunity to try for another override. ...more


A damaged culvert near 578 Maple Street will cause local traffic to be rerouted for the next few weeks, according to Gary Davis at the DPW. For homes at 578 Maple Street and above, access will be from East Street; houses below 578 Maple Street can be accessed from Bedford Road. ...more


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