The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 30, 2004


As land and housing prices have skyrocketed over the last 35 years, retirees and young adults have found that they cannot afford to live in their own communities. In towns surrounding Carlisle, the need for affordable housing has stimulated the growth of retirement communities, starter home villages, and housing complexes for lower-income citizens, many of ...more

Boston may have been essentially shut down by the Democratic National Convention, but work by the Benfield Parcel A Task Force continues here in Carlisle. Even though many of our neighbors and friends have taken off for a summer break at the Cape or along the Maine coast, every single member of the eight-member task force showed up at the Town Hall for their ...more

As work on This Old House at 698 Concord Street progessed, local residents inquired about the very visible removal of several large trees along Concord Street, a designated scenic road, on July 15 (see box). DPW Superintendent and Carlisle Tree Warden Gary Davis responded by measuring the distance from the stumps to the road. ...more

A press release from the Department of Homeland Security last week announced that over $750 million will be available to fire departments throughout the country "to ensure that America's firefighters have the resources they need to protect their communities." In a time of financial drought this relative trickle from the Office of Defense Preparedness ...more

If you live on one of Carlisle's 20 designated scenic roads, cutting down trees may not be as simple as getting out a saw; the first thing you need to do is get out your plot plan. The town owns up to 50 feet from the center of the roadway and scenic elements, including trees and stone walls, are protected. As the road itself can take 25-30 feet; that leaves ...more

7:30 P.M. Town Hall

7:30 Minutes , agenda items ...more

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito