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Friday, May 11, 2007

SIGNS OF THE TIMES. Candidates and supporters hold signs by the entrance to Town Hall on Election Day, May 8. From left to right are: Don Rober, Larry Bearfield, Casey Smith and Tiffany Rule with Davis and Parker. (Photo by Marjorie Johnson)
It took almost three and a half hours to count the ballots cast in Carlisle's Town Election on May 8 when 1,020 voters passed all four spending questions by clear margins. Less than 1/3 of the town's 3,374 voters participated in the election, which included a quarter-million-dollar budget override and two contested races. ...more

What can homeowners do to protect their property and water supply when it appears threatened by activities on a neighbors' land? During construction projects, the town boards enforce laws that protect neighboring homeowners from pollution or other property damage. But on April 24 the Board of Health (BOH) could find no clear jurisdiction when the homeowner ...more

Now voters with physical disabilities have a new choice. For the first time, Carlisle voters were given an opportunity to vote at Town Election on May 8 using an AutoMARK balloting machine designed to make voting more accessible for those with low vision or other physical challenges. Town Clerk Charlene Hinton said the half-dozen voters who tried the machine ...more

The Planning Board continued the hearing on the application by Omnipoint Communications, Inc. to build a personal wireless communication facility on the Sorli Farm at 1022 Westford Road, requesting more specifics about how the project would improve cell phone service in the surrounding area... more

Garden Club artists bloom at Gleason Library

The current profusion of flowers blooming in town gardens heralds the opening of a two-month show at the Gleason Library. The exhibit features the work of seven artists from the Carlisle Garden Club. Don't expect pictures of mundane flower pots or azalea bushes, however.... more

Carlisle Garden Club artists gather for their Art at the Gleason exhibit. Back row from left, Lonnie Harvey, Marie-Louise Petrie, Judy Blaikie Lane, Cindy Shore. Front row from left, Lois d'Annunzio, Joan Allen and Lesia Shaw. (Photo by Anne Marie Brako)

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito