The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 9, 2003


Quotes from Town Meeting '03

Article 3: the Operating budget

"Right now, we are assuming that the Governor's budget is a worst-case scenario."

Article 8: Funding a Veteran Agent

"What does a veteran agent do?"

"I know why it's so quiet tonight. The ayes and the nays aren't happening."

Article 5: Increased funding for the Concord-Carlisle High School.

"The news from the State is all bad."

Article 16: Design and funding of tennis courts on the Banta Davis Land.

"When will we have a chance to nit-pick the idea?"

"Would you like to be on the committee?"

"I'll be on the lady-slipper and blue bird committee,"

Article 17: Footpaths

"Going out Lowell Street, past "The Children's Place," there's an interesting path in the back where you can cut through and walk to the dump."

"Some fear that this [the footpaths] could end up as Carlisle's Little Dig."

"Maybe if we build these footpaths it would bring people out of their houses, let them get around town and we wouldn't have to worry about 'Lonelyville'.

Article 24: Reducing planning board members terms from 5 to 3 years.

"The planning board members currently serve a term of five years. It sounds like a prison sentence where you are condemned to serve a term of five years..."

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito