The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 18, 2008

A tidy thank-you

To the Editor:

I would like to thank the unknown person(s) who recently picked up several bags of trash on the Greenough Conservation Land.

Warren Lyman

Land Stewardship Committee

Town Meeting and election information

To the Editor:

The Annual Town Meeting and Election are fast approaching and I would like to provide some information for these events.

Anyone registered to vote by April 15, 2008 may attend and vote at the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 5, 2008 at the Corey Auditorium. Anyone who is not registered to vote may attend, but must sit in the designated visitor’s section and cannot vote at this meeting.

The Annual Town Election will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2008 in the Clark Room at Town Hall, 66 Westford Street. The polls will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s office ,and if you will be out of town or in the hospital on Election Day, you may vote via absentee ballot. In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, you must meet the State mandated criteria for use of absentee ballots; they cannot be used simply out of convenience. Please contact the Town Clerk by telephone at 1-978-369-6155 or by e-mail at to obtain an absentee ballot application for you or for a family member. You may vote in the office or we can mail the absentee ballot to you or your family member. The deadline for obtaining an absentee ballot is NOON on Monday, May 12, 2008. The deadline for returning an absentee ballot is 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, Election Day.

If you are obtaining an absentee ballot for a college student, please contact our office to assure that the student is still a registered voter in Carlisle and has not registered to vote in the town where he/she attends college. If the ballot must be mailed, please allow enough time for the ballot to get to the student and be returned to us by 8:00 p.m. on May 12, 2008.

Please contact the Town Clerk’s office with any questions regarding Town Meeting and/or Town Election and absentee ballots. We look forward to seeing you at both events.

Charlene M. Hinto

Candidates’ interviews, courtesy of League of Women Voters

To the Editor:

The League of Women Voters offers residents in Carlisle more ways this year to become informed about candidates running for town offices in May. The League will be hosting the Carlisle Candidates Forum at Town Hall on Sunday afternoon, May 4, from 3 to 5 p.m, and has created a program for CCTV about the candidates, which is currently running on Channel 8.

One of the League’s most important goals is to help all citizens become active and informed participants in the political process. The Candidates Forum will give voters the opportunity to gather information by listening to the candidates’ messages and getting answers to questions that they feel are important factors in making their choices at the polls. For those who are unable to attend the Forum, or who wish to review the event, a recording of The Candidates Forum will be shown on CCTV during the week leading up to the elections to he held on May 13.

This year, in addition to the Forum, the League has also created a program for CCTV, airing on Channel 8, which introduces some of the candidates to the voters of Carlisle and gives them the chance to speak about their interest in serving the town. This program will be aired on Sunday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m., 4/21 at 1:00 p.m., 4/22 at 11:00 a.m., and 4/25 at 2:00 p.m. Updates and additions to the schedule can be found on the station’s website,, and will be posted on the LWVCC website, as they become available.

Barbara G. Lewis, LWVCC

East Riding Drive

Ed. note: See p.9 for more details.

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