The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 2, 2008

MANUAL MOWER. A horse enjoys the spring sunshine and new grass in a pasture off Lowell Street this week. (Photo by Marjorie Johnson)

Selectmen review Warrant, support override

On April 22, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) reviewed the Warrant for Town Meeting May 5. After some discussion, a vote was taken to support the override (Article 15) to provide additional money to the high school. In addition, most other Articles were supported, with the exceptions of Motion 7 of Article 21 ($425,000 CPA funds for Benfield) and Article 28 (Board ...more

Carlisleans help rebuild New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina struck more than two and a half years ago, but New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward is still a disaster area. When a barge burst through the wall of the Industrial Canal, blocks of homes disappeared. Now all that is visible are a few sets of concrete steps. Farther back from the break, very few homes have been rehabbed or rebuilt. People who have ...more

COA reviews ten-town research, plans local survey

At the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting on April 22, Jim Elgin and Bert Williams of the Council on Aging (COA) reviewed their board’s progress in planning for an aging Carlisle. They presented the results of research into services for seniors offered in ten Massachusetts towns of similar size, and also noted an opinion survey of Carlisle residents will be ...more

FinCom supports all CPA requests

The Finance Committee (FinCom) on April 28 reviewed two large outlays recommended for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. Motion 7 of Warrant Article 21 for Town Meeting would provide $425,000 for Benfield infrastructure, and Motion 6 would provide $98,070 to replace the Veterans Honor Roll (see also “Article 21 – CPA appropriations,” page 7). The ...more

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