The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 12, 1999


It's a reflection on the town character that all three properties under review by the Carlisle Zoning Board of Appeals at its last meeting met the standard definition of an "antique" (over 100 years old). In fact, it was that very aspect of a barn founded in Colonial times that led the board to consider its first application under the Distinctive ...more

The clock was ticking and everyone knew it. On March 4, the town received its first application from Nextel Communications of Mid-Atlantic, Inc. to build a cellular communications tower at 1 River Road, a commercially-zoned property owned by Renfroe Realty Trust. ...more

"Hello Houston, we have a problem!" exclaimed selectman Michael Fitzgerald at the joint finance committee-board of selectmen meeting on March 2. Seven FinCom members and five selectmen sat around the head table in the Clark Room like the twelve disciples at the Last Supper, staring at the numbers on the chart. Fitzgerald had just discovered $189,000 ...more

The Gleason Public Library Trustees will be arriving at the April 7 Special Town Meeting with $1.28 million in their pockets for the proposed renovation and expansion plan. However, taxpayers will have to fund the balance for the estimated $2.7 million project or the $919,388 grant will slip away. Although the building committee has been receiving encouraging ...more

Police Chief David Galvin urges residents to be on the alert, as house breaks continue in surrounding communities. While investigations continue on recent unsolved breaks in Carlisle, he stressed the following precautions against future break-ins in a message to the Mosquito earlier this week. ...more

The planning board received both encouragement and opposition at a rather sparsely attended March 8 public meeting on its proposed Open Space Neighborhood (OSN) bylaw. The proposal which will be presented at the May 4 Town Meeting would allow the clustering of single-family houses on parcels of ten or more acres, while setting aside 25 to 45 percent of the ...more

Every seat in the Heald conference room at Town Hall was taken March 4 as the subcommittee charged with updating Carlisle's Open Space and Recreation Plan opened its first workshop session. Particularly notable was the fact that nearly all official and non-official attendees arrived with pencils sharpened, ready to go to work. ...more

The Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers Bill passed in the House of Representatives by a strong 395 to 22 margin, was reported to the Senate on March 4, and will be placed on the Senate calendar, according to a spokesman from Senator Edward Kennedy's office. ...more

On February 1 the town of Carlisle received notification of opposition from Bedford Road residents Timothy and Phyllis Landers to the town's Motion for an Expedited Decision. Resolution of the Landerses' legal suit protesting the construction of the Carlisle School's new septic system on the Banta-Davis Land has become mired in the Massachusetts legal system. ...more

Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson said that the Carlisle School, as part of a state educational district, is required to hold a public hearing to discuss whether the school wishes to participate in School Choice; that is, allow non-residential students to attend school in town. If a school committee allows its school to receive students from other towns, ...more

Second-grade teachers Linda Clark, Donna Clapp, Heather Swift and Lynn Walker shared the second-grade curriculum with members of the Carlisle School Committee at their February 2 meeting. ...more

The Concord-Carlisle sixth-grade traveling basketball team finished the 98-99 season Saturday on a winning note, downing Everett at home by a score of 28 to 9. The C-C girls demonstrated why they are an effective fast-break team, as they consistently pushed the ball up the court and got easy baskets before Everett could set their defense. ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito