The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 16, 2010

Support for Bearfield

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of the candidacy of Larry Bearfield for the office of Board of Selectmen. I have known Larry since the Bearfield/Emerson purchase of Ferns from the Daisy Family some 10 years ago. I respect Larry as a man of principle and character. He is a true gentleman. His community volunteer work speaks for itself and is too numerous to mention. If there is an event or happening in town and if there is a community or civic group in need of help, you can be sure that Larry’s time, energy and commitment will be seen and felt. The seat being vacated by Tim Hult, to whom the entire town owes a debt of gratitude, will require a person with patience, insight, fairness and commitment. These are qualities that I believe exemplify Larry Bearfield and he would be a valuable addition to our Board of Selectmen. I ask the people of Carlisle to consider Larry Bearfield on election day.

Chris Deignan

Forest Park Drive

Carlisle is cleaner!

To the Editor:

Thank you to all who participated in the Mosquito Trash Party this past Saturday. Dozens of folks turned out for this annual event that benefits Carlisle. Participants included individuals of all ages as well as families, Scouts and students.

Sincere thanks also go to Ferns Country Store for donating the coffee. Thank you too, to the Mosquito board for hosting the trash party and providing the trash bags, and juice and donuts.

How wonderful that people find the time for this worthwhile event and make a difference in our town.

Nancy West, Bedford Road

Lisa Chaffin, East Street

Mollie McPhee Ho, Concord Street

Mosquito Trash Party co-chairs

Thanks to Union Hall Coffeehouse

To the Editor:

Thanks so much for having Bill Harley perform at Union Hall – he had a great time and we both really enjoyed meeting the Carlisle audience and making you all laugh. The Coffeehouse does a wonderful job – the space is fabulous; your food is astounding; the sound was wonderful and everyone was friendly as could be. Thanks for welcoming us both.

Thanks again to Dian Cuccinello, and the Union Hall Coffeehouse at The First Religious Society in Carlisle. We’ll look forward to the next time our paths cross. My best to you.

Debbie Block

wife and manager for Bill Harley

U. S. Census, Town Meeting and election information

To the Editor:

As you may be aware, Federal Census Forms were not mailed to P.O. Boxes, so many residents have been asking how their families will be counted. As of today, the U.S. Census Bureau can send a form to any person who normally gets their mail at a P.O. Box.

If you have a P.O. Box or simply did not receive a Federal Census Form, you may call the telephone assistance center and either do a personal interview or request to have a form mailed to your P.O. Box. The phone number is: Telephone Questionnaire Assistance (TQA) 1-866-872-6868.

If you have any questions regarding the Federal Census you may call the Town Clerk’s office at 1-978-369-6155 or email me at

In addition, the Annual Town Meeting will be held Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium. The associated election will be held Tuesday, May 18 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. The last day to register to vote and participate in both of these activities is Tuesday, April 20. The Clerk’s office will be open that day until 8 p.m. to accommodate voter registration.

You may also contact my office to have a voter registration form mailed to you or you may download the form from the State of Massachusetts website

We should have absentee ballots available by May 3. If you will be out of town or in the hospital on May 18, you may vote by absentee ballot. You may contact the office to have an application for yourself or a family member mailed to you. Please keep in mind that only voters may receive ballots over the counter. If you complete applications for family members, the ballots will be mailed to the voters. You may return their ballots or they may return them by mail.

Absentee ballots are available until noon on Monday, May 17. The deadline to return absentee ballots is at the close of the polls, 8 p.m., May 18.

As always, if we can be of any assistance with any matter, please contact the Town Clerk’s office. If we do not have the answer we will work hard to find someone to help you.

Charlene M. Hinton

Town Clerk

Town of Carlisle


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