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Friday, January 31, 2003

The conservation commission received nearly complete construction plans and a cost estimate of up to $100,000 for repair of the Greenough Dam at its January 23 meeting. Consulting engineer Robert Stephens, who was hired following the 2001 Town Meeting to develop engineering specifications for the project, arrived with an armful of rolled-up drawings and construction ...more

On Monday night the planning board launched a major progam to produce a new community development plan for Carlisle. This effort will be supported by planning services and funds provided by the state's Executive Order 418, "Assisting Communities in Addressing the Housing Shortage," whose purpose is to increase the housing supply throughout the Commonwealth ...more
WARM THOUGHTS. While the wind-chill hovers in the negative numbers, Ann James finds that a cozy chair and a good book are just the ticket for a mental getaway. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

"I think what you're going to see is a re-invention of government," said Carlisle's state representative Cory Atkins when she discussed the state's budget crisis at the selectmen's meeting on Tuesday. She cited forecasts of a $900 million deficit in the current fiscal year (FY03) state budget, and a much larger, $3-$4 billion-dollar shortfall in ...more

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