The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 25, 2008

New Honor Roll web site

To the Editor:

The Carlisle Honor Roll Committee is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new web site: The new site “Honoring All Who Served” is dedicated to the military veterans of Carlisle and includes all veteran memorials in Town: the Revolutionary War Memorial, Civil War Memorial, the All Wars Memorial plaque and the Veteran’s Honor Roll. Each section has photos with listings of all names on the memorials. The virtual Honor Roll section includes 26 new names to be added to the current 195. The new names are a direct result of the ongoing efforts to reach out to Carlisle military veterans or the families of deceased veterans who deserve to have their names included on the Honor Roll. In addition, the site has a listing of veterans buried in the 1784 Burying Ground and Green Cemetery. Developed by the Honor Roll Committee with web work donated by Ed Fields, the site also has information about the current status of the planned new Honor Roll. We expect that, pending budget approval of the new Honor Roll at Town Meeting, the site will be used to update residents on the progress of this important project with the new design posted for all to view in the coming months.

Doug Stevenson, Chair
Alan Carpenito
Larry Bearfield
Ned Berube
Alan Cameron
Greg Fairbank

Correction re: library aide position

To the Editor:

I am writing as the CSA volunteer coordinator for the Carlisle School Library for the past several years. Last week’s article “Carlisle School saves teacher positions” had a misleading quote that the “library aide’s hours will be reduced and other aide positions were not funded.” In reality the school library aide position has not been funded and her position will be eliminated. At this time the library aide works 20 hours per week processing materials into the automated system, providing story times to our students and assisting the library teacher.

Shelley Walton
Highwoods Lane

Support for Nock

To the Editor:

Cindy Nock will bring to the Board of Selectmen a passion for good government and a keen ear for the many voices of Carlisle. I’ve known Cindy for years as a dedicated leader of the League of Women Voters. She is a hard worker, determined to research and understand complex issues, and willing always to listen to different points of view while formulating her own measured approaches to the issues before our town.

Cindy was a tireless member of both the Carlisle School Committee and the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee. She displayed incredible patience and attention to detail as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

This experience will make her a wonderful addition to the Board of Selectmen as this body tackles the issues of affordable housing, budget constraints, and school building needs, among others.

Christy Barbee
Cranberry Hill Lane

Support for Fink

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Carlisle School Committee candidate Bill Fink. I have known Bill and his family since they moved to town almost three years ago. For the last year or so, Bill has joined me as a regular attendee at School Committee meetings. He has listened to the issues, asked good questions and learned the process. Bill has taken it upon himself to speak with current committee members to understand their perspectives on the important issues facing the school. Bill is smart, dedicated, respectful and understands how a top-quality school is vital to Carlisle. I don’t know of anyone else in town more qualified to serve on the School Committee. Please join me in voting for Bill Fink on May 13.

Mary Storrs
Brook Street

OHD needs your help

To the Editor:

After a long winter, the color of Carlisle returns and the people who step up year after year to plan and present Old Home Day started their work even before the snow melted. Again this year we need help with expenses, which like everything else continue to rise. Last year your donations covered the expenses for the day and, as promised, we will be giving away the money that we earned at the booths, the Ice Cream social etc. in the form of two academic scholarships. We’re doing our best to make sure that your Old Home Day is a memorable success. Please do what you can and send your donation to: Old Home Day at 90 Page Brook Road.

Dave and Florence Reed
for Old Home Day Committee

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