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Friday, June 7, 2002

WHO'S WHO. Board members at Tuesday's selectmen's meeting include (front row, left to right) Concord Town Moderator Ned Perry, Carlisle Moderator Sarah Brophy, RSC member Becky Shannon, RSC chair Betsy Bilodeau, chair of Concord Selectmen Gary Clayton, and Concord Selectmen Peggy Briggs, Tom Connors, Ruth Lauer and Rich Edes. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

Selectmen try to avoid Concord-Carlisle show-down
Carlisle to fund CCHS budget before funding raises for town employees

The front row filled with Concord selectmen, Moderator, regional school committee members, and Carlisle Moderator Sarah Brophy, Carlisle's Board of Selectmen agreed at their June 4 meeting on a strategy to try to solve two problems that result from the recently approved no-override or "balanced" budget. ...more

President Bush has asked every U.S. citizen to give two years of his time to volunteering for his community or for his country. What counts as volunteering under the president's request? Unlike the unspoken civic obligation of years past, this idea is not limited to hitches in the armed services, although it may include them. This time, we are being asked to band together ...more

In the near future Carlisle residents will receive a mailing from DVAP, the Domestic Violence Assistance Program, that explains what support the Concord- based program offers victims of domestic violence and abuse who live in the area. ...more

On June 4 the Carlisle Board of Selectmen met jointly with the Concord Selectmen, for the purpose of appointing a moderator for a possible joint Town Meeting. This joint Town Meeting, scheduled for June 27, will only be held if necessary, to agree on a funding level for the Concord Carlisle Regional High School budget. ...more

Whats Next?

Monday, June 17
Carlisle Special Town

Carlisle citizens will be asked to fund the FY03 CCHS budget and modest raises for town employees through:

• fund transfers

• $75,000 override

Wednesday, June 26
Carlisle Override Election

Carlisle voters will be asked to approve the $75,000 override, if it passes at the Special Town Meeting.

Thursday, June 27
Concord-Carlisle Joint Town Meeting

Citizens of both towns will be asked to approve a budget for CCHS. This meeting will be held only if the Carlisle Special Town Meeting fails to appropriate the funds for CCHS requested by the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito