The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 2, 2006

To the Editor:

I invite everyone to stay in town on Sunday, June 11 and participate in two great Carlisle events which will be happening at the same time — the Historical Society's open house and the Carlisle Democratic Town Committee's second annual picnic. Come to both! The Dems picnic will be 4-7 p.m. at Sid and Kathy Mayer's house, 370 River Road. This will be your opportunity to meet Carlisle's state Representative Cory Atkins, Senator Susan Fargo, members of the Democratic Town Committee, friends and neighbors. Children are welcome. See who will receive our first annual "Great Carlisle Dem!" award. Please come anytime on June 11, 4 to 7 p.m. and have fun talking politics and meeting and mingling with other Democrats, Independents and other progressive-minded fellow Carlisle residents. See you there!

Susan Stamps
Cross Street

[Ed. note: Stamps is chair of the Carlisle Democratic Town Committee]

Pass It Forward gratitude

To the Editor:

Once again, Pass It Forward Day was a wild success, and I would like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to donate items. John, Dan, and Josh Putnam collected approximately 2,000 books for the Friends of Gleason Public Library book sale that will be held on July 1. Mary Zoll couldn't see out of the windows of her car after she loaded all of the adult clothing that was donated for the MIT International Student Program and Delta Projects in Needham. Nadine Bishop, Dan Scholten, and Marilyn Harte represented the First Religious Society and collected children's clothing on behalf of Big Brother Big Sister and local charities in Lowell. Christy Barbee and Deb Geltner yielded a van full of bedding, tools, and building materials for victims of Hurricane Katrina on behalf of Citizens for Action. Jill Henderson, Carol Foster, and Mark Sigman tirelessly loaded 1 big truck and 4 vans with household items and furniture for HGRM, and I collected over 20 cell phones for DVVAP. I'd also like to thank Samantha Gloria, Sarah Ganek, and Mariah Ganek for their help, the DPW for their support, and the Mosquito for publicizing this event. See you next spring!

Amy Fennick
River Road

TM coverage correction

To the Editor:

During the last Carlisle Selectmen's meeting, one of the Selectmen thanked CCTV and CCTV's Executive Director, James Joyce, for covering this year's Carlisle Town Meeting. The Selectmen indicated that this was the first time the Carlisle TM was shown on CCTV. He was very wrong in that statement.

I covered both sessions of the 2005 Carlisle TM, and although it was a struggle to get proper air time for the Carlisle TM video, it did play a few times on Channel 8.

Frank Breen
Philip Farm Road
Concord, Mass.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito