The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 27, 2004


The deadline for publishing the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting on March 23 was one week away, but there was still little agreement on how to word the Article for purchase of the 45-acre Parcel A on South Street. ...more

A group of abutters addressed the crowded Selectmen's meeting last Tuesday, listing their concerns over the town's proposed purchase and development of Parcel A of the Benfield property on South Street. ...more

The Carlisle School Committee held open meetings and individual interviews for each of the three finalists for Carlisle School Superintendent for during the week of February 9. ...more

A resolution opposing certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act will be presented to the town for a vote at the May 3 Annual Town Meeting. A newly-formed local citizen group, the Carlisle Civil Liberties Committee (CCLC), appeared before the Board of Selectmen on February 10 seeking to place the resolution on the Warrant. ...more

Maureen Tarca, director of the Recreation Commission (RecCom), appeared before the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) on February 11 to present a budget of $76,212, consistent with the FinCom guideline. In addition, she gave an update on operations, explained how program fees are used, and spoke of the future, including ideas for dealing with space limitations ...more

At their February 10 meeting, the Selectmen thanked Steve Lerner for representing Carlisle at meetings of the Hanscom Area Towns Subcommittee (HATS), dealing with the commercial use of Hanscom Airport. ...more

The Finance Committee (FinCom) continued its review of committee budgets for the next fiscal year, FY05. Each department has been asked to prepare a budget consistent with the guideline set by the FinCom and to highlight needs not covered. The "guideline budget" for the town would not require any override of the Proposition 2-1/2 limit on annual ...more

The good news came first at the Conservation Commission's regular meeting on February 12: the agenda included discussions with three men who have farming agreements with the town, an RDA (Request for Determination of Applicability), and the always-supportive Pony Club with a request for renewal of their riding ring permits at Foss Farm. ...more

Chelmsford resident John Thibault, a former high-tech executive, has announced that he will run as the Republican candidate for state Senate from the Third Middlesex District. He will try to unseat incumbent Democrat Susan Fargo. ...more

For the full length report from each candidate interview, see the Mosquito web site ...more

The Presidential Primary Election is scheduled for next Tuesday, March 2. Voting will take place at the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ...more

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