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Friday, May 5, 2006


After well-organized Powerpoint presentations and only brief discussions, townspeople approved all Articles presented during Annual Town Meeting held in the Corey Auditorium this past Monday and Tuesday nights. On the first night, 290 townspeople considered Articles on town and school finances, affordable housing and bylaw revisions. A much smaller crowd of ...more

Don Rober is running as a write-in candidate for the Board of Selectmen, having missed the deadline to have his name placed on next Tuesday's ballot. See page 5 for a statement by Rober, who is currently serving on the town's Long-Term Capital Requirements Committee. He joins Alan Carpenito and incumbent Doug Stevenson in a three-way race for two openings ...more

Recreation Commission (RecCom) Chair Allen Deary presented plans for developing additional recreational facilities on the Banta-Davis Land off Bedford Road at the May 1 Annual Town Meeting. The plans call for the construction of one multi-purpose field, two Little League fields and four tennis courts. The site presently contains one baseball field, one softball ...more

At Town Meeting May 1, Carlisle citizens gave the town the go-ahead to pursue affordable housing opportunities. In several Articles and motions, voters agreed to hire a $50,000 Housing Coordinator, establish a Housing Trust with $50,000, and change bylaws while providing up to $90,000 in incentives to encourage affordable accessory apartments. They also endorsed ...more

Spontaneous applause erupted as the computer/projector ran away with the presentation and completed it in 20 seconds for the last Article at Town Meeting Monday evening. After Brian Larson regained control, the Planning Board and Wireless Subcommittee member delivered the presentation for Article 27 at a more measured pace. Forty minutes of discussion ensued ...more

The Mosquito asked candidates to share their views on major issues they would deal with as town officials, and many candidates' statements were printed last week. The following questions were posed to those running for the Board of Selectmen: ...more

Conservation Administrator Sylvia Willard updated the Conservation Commission on the status of negotiations with their Chelmsford counterparts concerning repairs to a critical Cranberry Bog structure located on that town's property. As described at the April 27 meeting, the problem is a "weir," or small dam, designed to control the flow of water ...more

Appointments. Angela Smith was appointed Outreach Coordinator for the Carlisle Council on Aging by the Board of Selectmen at their meeting on April 25. ...more

Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) Agent Linda Fantasia keeps a close eye on the quality of the drinking water in her family's home. When it was recommended that she install a sediment filter on the water line, she did so, and changed the filter regularly. When the BOH first offered residential well testing in 2002, her home was first on the list. When the lab ...more

Although nearly 70% of Carlisle's annual expenditures go to support its three schools: the Carlisle Public Elementary and Middle Schools (CPS), Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS), and Minuteman Regional High School (MMRHS), the Town Meeting on Monday evening passed all school budget requests, including an override to provide additional funding for ...more

Town Meeting Moderator Tom Raftery: "Making an amendment from the floor is like making sausage in public." ...more

After 29 years at the Carlisle Public Schools and the last 18 in the seventh grade, language arts teacher Steve Bober is making a change. Next fall, in a new position as Literacy Specialist/Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator for grades three to eight he will not have a classroom of his own, but he will have six classrooms. The transition is bittersweet. ...more

For the exact text of the ballot questions, see the sample ballot reproduced at right. ...more


State legislators from Acton and Concord are supporting a home rule petition to permanently protect much of the farm land surrounding the Northeastern Correctional Center at the Concord rotary. Politicians in the two towns have been concerned about the governor's policy to dispose of state land holdings as surplus: ...more

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

Minutes, bills, budget, ...more

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