The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 2, 2007

Join the Revolutionary Energy Rally tomorrow

To the Editor:

Remember April 14 of this year? Carlisle Climate Action and the Carlisle eighth grade sponsored Step It Up/Carlisle Concerned - a part of a nationwide effort to inspire our national and local leadership to reduce greenhouse gases 80% by 2050. We have seen that it has had a meaningful impact.

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 3), we initiate the next chapter along with hundreds of other communities across the country. We sure do hope you will play a part.

On that day, Carlisle will join several other towns and bicycle or carpool to Concord to join the Revolutionary Energy Rally at the Minute Man National Historical Park. We are celebrating the leadership of the Minutemen of 1775 and extending that spirit in the fight to reduce greenhouse gases so as to help protect our children's quality of life.

Confirmed local leaders in Concord include: Senator Bill Brownsberger, Representative Jamie Eldridge, Senator Susan Fargo, Representative Jim Marzilli, and Senator Pam Resor.

Please feel free to don revolutionary garb (or at least a tri-corner hat) to help in the revolution.

We meet at 1 p.m. at the Carlisle Town Common. For all the latest details, please see StepItUp2007.org. Click on Join an Action and get to the Carlisle information for our event and to Concord for the main rally.

We sure hope you will attend in Concord - either going there on your own, or better yet, carpooling or cycling with us.

Mike Hanauer
Long Ridge Road

Thanks for election efforts

To the Editor:

Thanks to all of the 1,356 voters who took time to vote in the Special General Election on October 16, 2007. With a turnout of 39.61% of our registered voters, we well exceeded the state's expectations.

Our team of dedicated volunteer election workers led by Election Wardens Eva Herndon and Kerri Piette deserve recognition as their efforts made the day go very smoothly. Hopefully it was an enjoyable experience for all who came in to vote. Thanks to the hard work of the many volunteer counters who gave up an evening to help with the election, we finished tallying the votes by 9 p.m.

Many others including Assistant Town Clerk Irene Blake, our tireless volunteer Ann Wright, and Peter Duffany who takes care of setting up the voting booths, spent considerable time helping me prepare for the election and this contributed to a virtually problem-free election day.

We once again relied on "Carlisle's Finest" police officers to help control the traffic in the parking lot and assist us in the polling place emptying the ballot box several times during the day, monitoring the voted ballots and assisting voters throughout the day. They worked alongside the volunteers from before the opening of the polls at 7 a.m. until we locked up Town Hall at 10 p.m.

I encourage anyone who has not yet done so to register to vote before the deadline of February 13, 2008 for the Presidential Primary on March 4, 2008. Also, if you have recently moved into town and were registered in another city or town in Massachusetts, you will have to register to vote again in Carlisle. Simply changing your address at the Registry of Motor Vehicles will not affect your voter registration. There was a bit of confusion on this point at the election and we would like everyone who wishes to vote in the March primary to be properly registered.

Thanks again for making this election a success and always feel free to contact the Town Clerk's office with any questions or concerns regarding elections. Call us at 1-978-369-6155 or e-mail us at chinton@carlisle.mec.edu.

Charlene M. Hinton
Town Clerk

Come to the Police Department open house

To the Editor:

We are having an open house at the Carlisle Police Station on Saturday, December 1, 2007, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The public will be able to take a tour of the station and meet the officers. Residents can also drop off a toy for the toy drive, sign up for the annual Christmas tree pick up, and purchase a new dump sticker (if available). Our department looks forward to seeing you, so stop by for a coffee and have some food and say hello. If you have any questions, please call me at the station or leave me a voice-mail.

Officer Paul Smith
Carlisle Police Department
Community Policing/Safety Officer

Thanks to Police Department

To the Editor:

I'd like to thank the Carlisle Police Department and the Carlisle Fire Department for their quick response to my recent medical emergency. They were professional and most of all made me feel safe. The Fire Department personnel are on-call people. They carry beepers and leave their warm homes at the sound of the page, no matter what time of day or night. We are all most fortunate to live in a small town community with departments that have the skills and caring of larger places. Thank you, to each and everyone who chooses to do this work.

Linda Stacey
Brook Street


2007 The Carlisle Mosquito