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Friday, June 28, 2002

It's over! Carlisle says "Yes"

by Maya Liteplo

Exactly 900 Carlisle residents turned out on Wednesday June 26 to vote on a single question, asking "Shall the town of Carlisle be allowed to assess an additional $75,000 in real estate and property taxes for the purpose of providing additional funds for the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2002." Within a half hour after the polls closed at 8 p.m. the hand count of paper ballots was complete, showing that the question had passed by a vote of 588 to 312. ...more

Since failure of both override levels at town elections in May, the Carlisle Public School has faced a significant challenge: how to manage a $237,000 reduction in the budget without significantly impacting the quality and character of the school. An impossible task? Perhaps, and certainly one requiring flexibility and creativity. ...more

ENDURING SYMBOLS. An American flag decorates an old barn on Bedford Road near the town center. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Responding to a May 23 request from the conservation commission, the recently-formed Carlisle Area Equestrians submitted a detailed proposal for both immediate and long-range renovation of the riding facilities at Foss Farm. Spokespersons Louise Hara and Molly Springer told the board on June 13 that the group has already raised half of the $20,000 needed to carry out their three-year undertaking. ...more

The Carlisle Board of Appeals held its fourth hearing on the Woodward/Anderegg proposal to build a cell tower on their land off of Bedford Road. In addition to a presentation by David Woodward, the audience and board heard from residents of Maple Street who made their concerns known. ...more

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito