The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 26, 2009

How to thank this town?

To the Editor:

Not possible. Our Old Home Day committee has been overwhelmed by the response of the town to our fundraising efforts. In a time when we didn’t know what to expect, you came through. We are so grateful for the opportunity to do what we can for the Town to show our gratitude. It’s a special day for sure….made that way by you. Come enjoy.

Dave and Florence Reed

Page Brook Road

Come to Veterans Honor Roll dedication

To the Editor:

All Carlisle citizens are cordially invited to a ceremony planned to dedicate the Town’s new Veterans Honor Roll Memorial this Sunday at 2 p.m. on the Common. Our honored guest speaker will be Lieutenant General Ted Bowlds, Commander, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base. We anticipate that our ceremonies will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a reception in Union Hall. We especially encourage any veterans whose name appears on the Honor Roll to attend. Parking is available at the school, Library, Town Hall and the Town parking area at Center Park. If special handicapped access is required, contact Larry Bearfield, at 1-617-584-5001 or href="">

Larry Bearfield, Chairman

Veterans’ Honor Roll

Dedication Ceremony Committee

Beware of the poison ivy

To the Editor:

Poison Ivy Removal clarification: After the Board of Selectmen couldn’t find money in the town budget, the Old Home Day Committee was happy to put it on their agenda, but I put in the request too late, after their last preparatory meeting, My fault entirely!

Since poison ivy is so luxuriant after all this rain I funded my daughter Helaine to bring in her PIRC team in Haz-Mat gear to permanently remove it along the start/finish area, and I helped too. There is lots of it along the road down the hill and around town; runners and spectators, please be alert to it.

Phyllis Hughes

Church Street

Fargo needs to go

To the Editor:

According to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, state holidays Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day cost taxpayers about $5 million. But according to a Boston Herald article dated 6/17/09, Senator. Susan Fargo (D-Lincoln), who has historically voted to keep the holiday, said she didn’t know about the cost to taxpayers.

Wow, it’s hard to believe that Fargo, who has been in office 12 years, is really out of touch. It’s this kind of bureaucratic ignorance that comes at a substantial cost to the taxpayer and continues to fuel the state budget crisis. Throughout her tenure, Fargo has voted to raise taxes. Taxpayers cannot afford (literally!) state officials like Susan Fargo.

It’s a good thing that there’s an election next year. It’s time to do the right thing and vote public officials like Susan Fargo out of office.

Sally Naumann

Lowell Street

Colleen Roller


Party with patriots on Independence Day

To the Editor:

On July 4 we celebrate the birth of our nation. One wonders what the founders would think of America were they alive today. I believe that the founders would find many things about modern America to be proud of. But with respect to our public finances, they’d think we are fools. The founders believed in sound public credit and sound money. For example, George Washington in his 1796 Farewell Address warned against excessive government borrowing. Washington advised: “[C]herish public credit. One method of preserving it is, to use it as sparingly as possible; … avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt, not only by shunning occasions of expense, but by vigorous exertions in time of peace to discharge the debts … not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden, which we ourselves ought to bear.”

This year, the federal government will borrow $2 trillion – a fourfold increase over last year. And that’s just the beginning. What would Mr. Washington think of the plans of our present administration to double the national debt over the next eight years? What would the Father of Our Nation think of passing the bill for our profligacy to our kids? He’d be shocked. So should you.

There is no more fitting tribute to the founders than to tell today’s politicians that it is time for them to start behaving like responsible stewards of the legacy of 1776.

Join fellow patriots on July 4 on Boston Common from noon to 2 p.m. and at Christopher Columbus Park from 3 to 6 p.m. The program includes speakers on patriotism and liberty, music and fun. The speakers include no elected politicians. We’ve heard from them. This is your turn.

For more information visit or call me at 1-978-371-9593. Let freedom ring on Independence Day.

James Bohn

Concord Street

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