The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 19, 1999


At their March 9 meeting the selectmen cut from the Warrant for the May Town Meeting the bylaw amendments originally put forth by the planning board to provide incentives to develop affordable housing. It's not that the selectmen thought they were necessarily a bad idea; the amendments were tabled for lack of an appropriate sponsor. ...more

In this season of budget overruns, it was unwelcome news to the selectmen on March 9 that clean-up of the contamination from gas leaks found at the department of public works in connection with removal of the old underground fuel storage tank will cost the town at least an additional $46,000. This brings the total cost of the project, including removal of ...more

In 1997, Wheelabrator Technologies contended that member communities of the North East Solid Waste Committee (NESWC) were responsible for the $35.5 million retrofit required for the North Andover plant to meet the 1990 Clean Air Act amendment requirements. After two years of negotiation, NESWC and Wheelabrator have signed an agreement to split the costs, with ...more

Carlisle Public Schools is honored to welcome John Silber, former chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Education, as the guest speaker at the fifth annual Carlisle Education Forum on Saturday morning, March 27. The Education Forum offers the community an opportunity to explore ideas in education and how they apply to the Carlisle Schools. This year, Dr. ...more

Selectmen John Ballantine and Vivian Chaput, whose terms expire this year, announced at the March 9 selectmen's meeting that they will both be running for an additional term of three years. The Town Caucus is set for Monday, March 29 at 7:30 in the Clark Room at Town Hall. Other positions for which terms are expiring are as follows: moderator (one for one ...more

Acting chair Christine Bopardikar looked out the Town Hall window with dismay. It was snowing again for the Thursday conservation commission meeting. Their last meeting had to be cancelled because of snow, even though ConsCom is Mother Nature's best friend. A quorum eventually arrived and the March 11 meeting was held in spite of the slippery roads. ...more

For over a decade, the Carlisle Board of Health has rejected plans for a new septic system that was closer than 100 feet from wetlands. Now, advanced technology, bolstered by state endorsements and new data, may force the board to reconsider this policy. ...more

The last pieces are in place for the sale of the O'Rourke Farm to the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife. On March 9 the selectmen signed a memorandum of agreement allowing for the use of trails located by the town's trails committee. The trails can be used for hiking, but not for horseback riding, bicycles or motorized vehicles. The agreement has a 10-year ...more

"Given the budget situation, I can't recommend the purchase by the town of the entire White property for its appraised value," said selectman Vivian Chaput on March 9, and the rest of the selectmen agreed. The town had received an independent appraisal of the property of $340,000. Chaput also reported that the library trustees, who had until recently ...more

The Carlisle Girls Basketball team had a season filled with tough competition. Despite a record of three wins and nine losses, the girls stepped up to the challenge and played well. Their opening game against Hanscom, where they came from behind 12-21 at the half to win 27-25, characterized this team's personality. With their aggressive defensive play, the ...more

The 1998-99 boys basketball season was both exciting and rewarding. It was definitely a rebuilding year with only two experienced players returning from last year's squad. After losing three of the first four games, the team came back to finish at an even six wins and six losses. Included in those six losses were three close games, to the top teams in the ...more

The planning board has voted unanimously not to endorse Theodore Treibick's request for designation of six lots off East Street as a legal Approval Not Required (ANR) plan. Does this vote mark the end of the developer's recent push to gain approval for a seven-lot complex near the town center? Probably, but don't bet your own lot on it. ...more

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