The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 25, 2008


Tom Raftery

Town Moderator

One-year term

I am an attorney who concentrates on insolvency and corporate law. Jan, my wife, and I have lived in Carlisle since 1975 and our three daughters have attended the Carlisle Public School as well as Concord-Carlisle High School. I have been a member of the Planning Board (14 years) and one term as a Selectman. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Carlisle Elderly Housing Association. I am also a veteran, having retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve with the rank of Captain. I believe that one must contribute to the community in which one lives, and I view being Town Moderator as my contribution.


I want to run Town Meeting as efficiently as I can. To that end I have insisted on presentations that are crisp and short. I am exploring the bundling of Warrant Articles that usually have no opposition and can be voted in bulk. I have strived to make the process accessible and hope that I can continue to do so in the future. I encourage anyone who has a suggestion to make the process shorter but without the loss of the flavor of Town Meeting, to contact me. ∆

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