The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 9, 2003


After a year of budget anxiety and a month of intense preparations and lobbying, the town's political fires seemingly burned themselves out just as the 2003 Carlisle Spring Town Meeting was convened. The crowd of 433 citizens that gathered at the Corey Auditorium on Monday night approved all Warrant Articles, most with large majorities and minimal, if any, ...more

Supporters of the footpaths plan turned out in force for Town Meeting on Monday, overwhelmingly approving the Article and giving it more than the two-thirds vote it needed to succeed. Now the footpaths ballot question must pass at the voting booth next Tuesday, where a majority vote is needed to approve the project. ...more

The town election on Tuesday, May 13, will fill 12 vacancies on town boards and committees and ask citizens to vote on two ballot questions. (See sample ballot on page 5.) ...more

The possibility of a comprehensive permit application was held out as a threat last Thursday at the monthly Board of Appeals meeting, after a request for a variance to create two building lots on a 4.84 acre parcel was denied. ...more

Carlisle's animal inspector Sally Lakness described how she performs barn inspections and other duties at the Board of Health's April 29 meeting. The board is trying to determine how to compensate Lakness, who is currently working without pay. Currently she spends a minimum of one-half hour per barn inspection. ...more

At the April 29 meeting of the Board of Health (BOH), Engineer George Dimakarakos from Stamski and McNary presented the septic design for a comprehensive permit for eight two-bedroom housing units at 302 Lowell Street. Dimakarakos referred to Chapter 40B, the state law which allows a developer to build higher density housing than allowed by local zoning bylaws, ...more

In late April, it was announced that Herald Media Inc., owner of the Boston Herald and Community Newspaper Company (CNC), had purchased two local independent newspapers in our area - The Harvard Post and The Bolton Common, both owned by Kathleen Cushman of Harvard. CNC is also owner of the Concord Journal and more than 100 other publications including weeklies, ...more

· Sunset Road porch. J.J. Supple of 111 Sunset Road was given a special permit to build a totally conforming open farmer's porch, and a 252-square-foot-four-season porch on his non-conforming 1.1 acre lot. ...more

Albert Gould appeared before the Planning Board on April 28 to provide an update on the construction status of his Great Brook Estates off Rutland Street. Fire Chief Dave Flannery had earlier expressed some misgivings about the fire cistern installations in a letter to board administrator George Mansfield. "Both fire cisterns have been installed," ...more

Article 3: the Operating budget

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

Town Hall 7:30 ...more

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