The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 21, 1999


In a time of unprecedented economic growth, 1,035 voters at Tuesday's town election were once again willing to open their wallets to fund $3,082,062, passing all Proposition 2-1/2 ballot questions. The largest ticket item, to bond the $2.15 million Wang-Coombs conservation land, clearly passed, 726 to 300, but there was something for everyone on the ballot. ...more

Former town administrator Paul Cohen appeared in Union Hall on May 13 at the request of Carlisle Communications, Inc., the parent organization of the Mosquito, to address the annual meeting and share his insight into the challenges that small towns face. The group of over 30 heard some interesting suggestions for the management of town affairs as well as very ...more

What promised to be a relatively routine Notice of Intent to widen, resurface and provide drainage for a gravel road attracted the largest audience in months to the conservation commission's May 13 meeting. Prospective neighbors along Berry Corner Lane opposed owners Michael and David Valchuis' plan to convert Berry Corner Lane to a roadway that could win ...more

At the May 12 meeting, the board of health approved an innovative alternative (IA) septic system, this time for a new dwelling at 7 Hillside Drive. Engineer Scott Hayes presented the board with a design using a Fixed Activated Sludge System (F.A.S.T.) which reduces nitrogen loading of the system by a blower arrangement and accelerates biological processes. ...more

At the May 15 board of appeals meeting, Lillian DeBenedictis received a one-year special permit to expand enrollment at the Children's Place day care center at 54 Carleton Road. The number will grow from 25 to 29 children. ...more

Month after month, and more recently week after week, the Carlisle board of appeals has struggled with variances related to partitioning of land. At the May 6 meeting, the group held its ground. ...more

At its April 15 meeting, the board of appeals deliberated and denied two requests from residents who were seeking variances in order to proceed with home improvements. ...more

The tragic events at the Littleton, Colorado High School during our April vacation week have raised this question in schools across the nation. Questions have been asked of us, too. ...more

MODERATOR, one for one year ...more

Hundreds of students and their parents filled the Concord-Carlisle High School auditorium Monday, May 17 for the annual Awards Assembly. ...more

The GU12-2 team stormed back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to tie a previously unbeaten Wilmington team whose goal differential to date had been 22 to 1. Wilmington was as powerful as advertised, taking it to the home team and scoring within the first five minutes. C-C largely held its own for the rest of the half, which was highlighted by a Nora Bussolari head-ball ...more

An overflow crowd of 35 early risers turned out for the 28th annual conservation commission Spring Bird Walk on the Towle Conservation Land Sunday, May 16. With cool, dry weather in the first half of May, migration appeared to be somewhat retarded. Warblers and many other usual migrants were in short supply, but so were mosquitoes. ...more

State Senator Susan C. Fargo and State Representative Carol Cleven have announced the award of ten grants totaling $3,135 for cultural programs in Carlisle. The grants were awarded from a pool of funds distributed to Carlisle by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that supports public programs and educational activities in the arts, sciences ...more

Among Carlisle's many groups of dedicated volunteers, one of them can certainly claim to be unique. How many other devoted citizens are called upon to desert hearth and television on rainy spring nights to track amorous amphibians. Such treks are just one step in the process of certifying vernal pools, the subject of a progress report to the conservation commission ...more

Approximately 100 senior citizens filled Nurses Hall in the State House on May 11, in an effort to lobby legislators to provide some type of property tax rate relief for fixed income households. The event, co-organized by Senator Susan Fargo and Walter Parfenuk, chair of the Massachusetts Senior Tax Relief Committee, drew the attention and praise of several ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Patriots GU-14 Div. 1 team hosted the Billerica GUI4-1 team in a make-up game on Tuesday, May 11, and traveled to Billerica for a second game on Saturday. ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito