The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 3, 2005

Writers support East Street pathway

To the Editor:

The Pathway Committee will be meeting with the Selectmen in June to discuss plans for developing a path along East Street. At that time, we urge the Selectmen to support this project by allocating funds and resources towards the building of a path along East Street. While the funds have already been collected, they still need to be designated for the East Street initiative.

As residents living on or near East Street, we look forward to the day when we can finally walk in safety to the center of town along what is currently a very dangerous road for pedestrians. Many Carlisle residents have already benefited from the Bedford Road pathway and we look forward to a similar improvement in our quality of life once the East Street pathway has been completed. The undersigned are just a few of the many town residents who support an East Street pathway.

Elizabeth and Jay Acquaviva, Partridge Lane
Jeff and Suzanne Brown,
Cutter's Ridge Road
Tom and Karen Dunkers,
East Street
Harriet and Keith Fortier,
Woodbine Road
Ellen and Ernie Huber,
Partridge Lane
Carolynn and Jay Luby,
Woodbine Road
Chris and Krista Redmond,
East Street

How to reduce junk mail

To the Editor:

We are deluged with advertising, a constant, mind-numbing barrage. There is a way to cut down on the catalogs that come, unsolicited, through the mail: tear off and collect the mailing label portion from each unwanted catalog, then write a note saying you would like your name removed from the enclosed catalog mailing lists. Mail the labels and note to Direct Marketing Association Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

May your mail be more to your liking!

Eunice Knight
Bedford Road

CC Scholarship Fund thanks community for support

To the Editor:

As the members of the Selection Committee of the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund, we have just completed our work for the 2005-2006 school year and have awarded scholarships to 101 students from our communities. In doing so, we had the pleasure of interviewing more than 75 current Concord-Carlisle High School students as part of the application process.

During the interviews we were extremely impressed with the students we met and their academic quality, extracurricular talents, and dedication to serving our towns through their volunteering activities. We are heartened by the wonderful young people who will go off to colleges and universities across the country this fall representing the towns of Concord and Carlisle.

A frequent theme arising in many of our interviews was the students' praise and respect for the faculty they had encountered at Concord-Carlisle High School. They mentioned teachers, coaches, counselors and staff from across the school and considered themselves fortunate to have had the chance to experience their teaching skills and encouragement.

While the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund is pleased to be able to assist this record number of students, we are unable to adequately address the aggregate unmet need for funds that our college-bound students face. The communities of Concord and Carlisle have been extremely generous this year, as in the past. However, your continuing support of these promising young scholars and representatives of our towns is both encouraged and needed.

We should be extremely proud of our students and of the education that has been provided for them.

David Gould, Teri Hale,
Joellen O'Neil, Trustees,
Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund

Kudos to the Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Committee

To the Editor:

As I have recently discovered, the creation of Carlisle's "Yellow Brick Road" (or, more accurately described , white gravel pathway to be used by all, offend none, be entirely safe, blend into the environment and forever appear to be "The Road Not Taken" despite its regular use) requires a wizard, indeed. However, due to this Carlislean sorcerer's apparent absence, (after all, we can't "follow, follow" a path that has yet to exist) our townspeople are extremely fortunate to have the hardworking members of the Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Committee conjuring on our behalf!

All kidding aside, after being a lay critic myself and speaking with others of like mind, a friend urged me to attend a committee meeting. So far, I have attended two. To my surprise, this is a painstakingly slow and unbelievably complicated, detailed process. It is a budget-constrained effort in patient compromise! These committee members deserve our appreciation and support. Let's, please, remember to thank them for their ongoing efforts; to understand that the interests they are balancing vary widely; and to help them in any way we can. The committee's web site is current and available for review by all those requiring more information.

In short, members of the Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Committee, thank you very much!!

Nancy Szczesniak
Aberdeen Drive

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito