The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 22, 2004


The Board of Appeals (BOA) has modified a controversial decision to permit building a large house on a non-conforming 1.3-acre lot on Westford Street. On advice of Town Counsel, the BOA has modified its original decision by adding conditions on the project, limiting the total area of the proposed new house to no more than 50% greater than the total floor area ...more

At an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning, the Board of Selectmen cancelled the Fall Town Meeting and the Town Election, scheduled for November 9 and 16, respectively, when it became clear that one of the Warrant Articles — a request for additional funds for the school wastewater treatment facility — could not be firmed up. ...more

With a week and a half to go before the election, the Fargo-Thibault race for the Third Middlesex senate seat is running hot. John Thibault, a Republican from Chelmsford, says Senator Susan Fargo is relaxing CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) criminal checks for people who work with children and other dependent persons. Fargo, a Democrat from Lincoln, ...more

Many hands are needed for boardwalk construction project

The River Trail is one of the most beautiful walks in Carlisle, running for miles along the Concord River through the Foss Farm conservation land, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and the Greenough conservation land. Its full use has been limited to winter and droughts by two large wetlands crossings ... more


On October 15, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) will award approximately $31.4 million in matching grants to 61 municipalities that have adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA), including $262,655 to Carlisle for FY 2004. ...more

Area legislators attending the MAGIC legislative breakfast in Bedford last week were keenly focused on two possible local developments that will affect Carlisle and other MAGIC (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination) towns profoundly: possible loss of CPA matching funds and the closing of Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. ...more

The Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) gave an enthusiastic endorsement to Northland Residential Corporation's general layout and specific access plans for Parcels B and C of the Benfield family properties off West and South Streets. These parcels account for 104 of the 178 acres contained in a base agreement between the family and the Carlisle Conservation ...more

It took two lively public hearings, but applicant James P.Byrne and his engineer George Dimakarakos finally extracted a go-ahead from the Conservation Commission for construction of a single-family house on Tophet Road. ...more

Most registered voters have received a few postcards from John Thibault's campaign by now. One mailing, paid for by the Massachusetts Republican Party, shows an angry man saying, "Susan Fargo, you've got some explaining to do!" On the back it criticizes the senator's voting record. ...more

As Congressman Marty Meehan squared off against Republican challenger Tom Tierney in a debate last Thursday, the candidates appeared to agree more than they disagreed. The candidates for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from the Fifth Congressional District met in a debate sponsored by the Concord Forum held at the Parker Middle School in Chelmsford. ...more

On Sunday, October 17, candidates for state representative Doug Stevenson and Cory Atkins engaged each other and addressed the audience in a League of Women Voters Concord-Carlisle (LWVCC)-sponsored forum, moderated by Concord's Rick Frese, professor of government at Bentley College. ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 NStar ...more

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