The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 26, 1999


The heavy work load for the two Carlisle School Committee (CSC) members who also serve on the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) prompted a discussion of possible remedies at the March 16 CSC meeting. Presently, all five school committee members meet in Carlisle twice a month and share the work on subcommittees. The two members who are also RSC ...more

The town caucus is a rite of spring which signals the opening of the annual town election season. This year, on March 29, the meeting at Town Hall will begin at 7:30 p.m. and last just long enough to hear nominations for candidates interested in running for election on May 11. ...more

With the town in receipt of nine proposals to erect cell towers on town-owned land and with one proposal coming up before the board of appeals to erect a cell tower on 1 River Road, a group of citizens has petitioned the selectmen to place on the Warrant for the May Town Meeting a six-month moratorium on the building of wireless communication facilities. ...more

Last Wednesday, while many were "raising a glass to the joys that are past" (the old Irish toast), the Gleason Library building subcommittee was presenting their plans for what they hope will be the library's future. To a sparse but supportive audience in Town Hall, building committee chair Sally Swift saw the evening as a dress rehearsal for the ...more

The Carlisle School Committee hopes that the selectmen will allow voters the opportunity to decide on a three-tiered override question at the annual town election this spring. The selectmen have been considering placing one or more override questions on the ballot to help fund the operating budgets of several town departments. The school committee, at their ...more

Every legislator who spoke about available state funding for either transportation or education needs at MAGIC's (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Cooperation) legislative breakfast on March 11 told attending selectmen and planners that they were facing a situation in which the outlook was "better than the status quo, but not great." ...more

Developer Bill Costello appeared before the planning board on March 22 with an interesting request in regard to his Pine Meadow subdivision. When the planning board issued its approval of the subdivision plan, it took advantage of the opportunity to set aside two lots as park land "for the purposes of providing light and air and/or recreation" for ...more

The planning board is the frequent object of abuse from lawyers, landowners, and developers intent on profiting within Carlisle. Thus it was with humble pride that a recent letter to the board from Bill and Dian Cuccinello of 134 East Street was distributed at the March 22 meeting. The letter begins, "I just wanted to express my appreciation for the fine ...more

Teamwork among teachers and students is very important in the eighth grade at the Carlisle School. That was the focus of the presentation that the eighth-grade teachers made to the Carlisle School Committee at their March 16 meeting. ...more

Carlisle's Senior Band was the only middle school band in Massachusetts to be invited to perform at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Conference on March 10-13. This annual gathering of music educators from across the state reserves three hours of their four-day conference for concert appearances by selected ensembles at all levels, from ...more

The proposed school calendar for the 1999-2000 school year met with the approval of the Carlisle School Committee at their March 16 meeting. Classes will begin for students in grades 1-8 on Wednesday, September 1, 1999. Kindergarten students will have a walk-through on September 1 and begin school on September 2. There will be no school on September 3 and ...more

A congratulatory proclamation from the Carlisle Board of Selectmen for Carlisle School students' performance on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test was read to the school committee by Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson. ...more

Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson recommended Dr. Aisling Gaughan for appointment as school physician to replace Dr. Ron Schneebaum, who has resigned. Dr. Gaughan of Emerson Pediatrics of Concord is a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She was also recommended by the school nurse Kathy Horan. ...more

The selectmen have been burning the midnight oil for the past two weeks trying to finalize the Warrant for the May Town Meeting. The board has had difficulty completing the articles with financial implications because the selectmen and finance committee have not yet agreed on the amount of a proposed tax override. ...more

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