Notice: deer hunting start dates
Youth Deer Hunt - Sept. 29
Paraplegic Hunt - Nov. 1
Archery (Zones 10) - Oct. 1
Shotgun - Nov. 26 – Dec. 8
Primitive Firearms - Dec. 10
Police have drug disposal bags
The Carlisle Police now have drug disposal bags. Residents who want to dispose of bags but don’t want to use the station’s disposal container are welcome to pick up a bag or have one delivered to them. Pills are placed in the bag and water is added, which mixes with a chemical inside the lining of the bag, rendering the pills unusable. Chief of Police John Fisher said that residents are still able to deposit pills and sharps at the Police Station.
New emergency services available submitted by Chief John Fisher
The Carlisle Police Department is pleased to offer a new service to Carlisle residents. We added two new forms to our website that will provide contact information in case of emergency, titled ICE Forms on our website.
The first ICE form allows Carlisle parents or guardians to designate adults that may be contacted in the event they are unavailable to get home to their children. The “need” for this type of contact information was the idea of a Carlisle parent when they read an article about a mother (not from Carlisle) involved in a car crash on her way home from work. The mother was unconscious as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision, her children were elementary school aged and did not know where they could go or whom to call when the police arrived at their home. While the need for this information may not involve a case as dire as the one noted, there may be a variety of reasons a Carlisle parent or guardian may want the police to know who is authorized to be with or pick up their children in the event of an emergency. The information will be stored at the police department and only used in the event of an emergency.
The second ICE Form is for any adult who wants to leave similar directives. The form collects the adult’s information and then provides the space to list the cell, work and home contact information for other adults that the resident would like contacted in the event of an emergency when they are not able to provide it to the police. There have been recent cases where the Carlisle Police had no contact person for a Carlisle resident who became incapacitated at home.
Residents are encouraged to look at the forms by going to the town’s website at www.carlislema.gov, choosing the Police tab under Public Safety, finding the Downloadable Forms tab, and then looking at the ICE forms. If interested, fill in the desired form (both forms are in fillable format) and email, mail or drop off the forms.
Be a Mosquito friend
Like what you’ve seen in The Mosquito? We could use your help. We are a non-profit paper and every contribution, no matter the size, helps. So please consider a donation to The Carlisle Mosquito Fund, 662A Bedford Road, Carlisle or online at www.carlislemosquito.org.
Garden Club welcomes new members
The Carlisle Garden Club is welcoming new members. The Garden Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to gardening education, town beautification and supporting the Debbie Wright Scholarship. Each month features a speaker on a subject of horticultural interest and other opportunities to learn, contribute and have fun. Group projects include a bi-annual plant sale and garden tour, Pumpkins on the Common, maintenance of the rotary, and decorating wreaths with senior citizens. All are welcome, novice gardeners as well as experts. Visit the website at www.carlislegardenclub.org or contact Elizabeth Acquaviva or Peg Gladstone for more information.
School meal applications available
The Carlisle Public School Food Service offers healthy meals every school day. Free and reduced price meal benefits are available to qualifying families. For a free and reduced application, you may visit the school website at http://www.carlisle.k12.ma.us/Page/463 or call Sue Robichaud at 1-978-402-8666. You may also pick up a copy at the school kitchen. You may apply for free and reduced meals anytime during the school year.