The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 17, 2006


Twenty years ago in Carlisle. . .

The following news items appeared in the Mosquito during November of 1986:

Carlisle had a 70% voter turnout in the November state election, where Dukakis-Murphy (D) won over Kariotis — Nikitas (R). Chester Atkins was re-elected Representative to Congress.

• The Carlisle School Building Committee was in a $298,000 dispute with the Taylor Woodrow Construction Company over ledge and boulder removal from the site of the link building project.

• The Finance Committee voted a guideline budget increase of 5% for all departments.

• On November 23 the Boston Peace Marathon started in Carlisle center. About 1300 runners entered the race which ended at Boston City Hall Plaza.

• Concord-Carlisle High School enrollment was declining — from a peak of about 1800 students a decade earlier, to 1126 students in 1986, with enrollment expected to bottom out near 800 by 1990. (In 2006, CCHS enrollment is 1264.)

• The real estate market had come to "a grinding halt" with 36 homes for sale, compared to 23 on the market seven months earlier. House prices ranged from $189,000 to $650,000.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito