The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 4, 1999


Explaining that Governor Paul Cellucci's recently submitted budget would cut Chapter 90 funds by more than one-third, the selectmen on May 25 instructed the bicycle/pedestrian safety committee to tailor its proposals for pathways to meet the criteria for other state and federal funding sources as well. ...more

Karen Nerpouni, a long time French teacher at Concord-Carlisle High School, was named assistantsuperintendent for the Concord and Concord-Carlisle RegionalSchool Districts with an annual salary of $95,000. Nerpouni has served asinterim assistant superintendent for the last year and was chosen from agroup of 16 semi-finalist applicants. Incoming Superintendent ...more

This fall some Concord-Carlisle High School students will enter the "Virtual High School" (VHS) and take an Internet-based course offered to them for the first time. At the regional school committee's May 25 meeting, Dean of Students and site coordinator Peter Badalament gave an overview of the program which will allow online learning with students ...more

Middlesex School has taken a giant step forward in its decade-long battle to secure a right of access to its holdings in the Estabrook Woods. At issue is the school's proposal to expand the present campus eastward, a plan that requires crossing the extensive wetlands that surround it on three sides. ...more

More than any other landmark, the Lady of Liberty statue in the rotary marks the center of town, and the Carlisle Garden Club has proposed a landscaping plan to enhance this central visual focus of the town. "Today, public spaces like the rotary are frequently given colorful, gardenesque treatments," garden club member Cynthia Seavey explained in ...more

Acting chair Bill Tice welcomed two new members, Louise Hara and Thomas Lane, to the planning board at the May 24 meeting. It was a baptism of fire as old contentious issues regarding three proposed developments dominated the advent of their five-year terms. ...more

The Carlisle Conservation Commission levied a $25 enforcement fine against Concord Street landowner J. C. Pettit, because developer John Ducette, purchaser of one, or potentially two, lots on her property, began tree clearing within 100 feet of Isolated Land Subject to Flooding (ILSF) prior to a scheduled hearing on the project. They then moved on to consideration ...more

Berry Corner Lane residents who are opposed to plans for "improving" their unpaved common drive won a significant round in their battle against development when the Carlisle Conservation Commission refused to consider the project further at their May 27 meeting. Conservation administrator Katrina Proctor set the stage by citing both town bylaw and ...more

Convening for the first time after Town Meeting and the election which returned incumbents John Ballantine and Vivian Chaput to the board, the selectmen on May 25 picked up some loose threads that were left dangling after the town-wide assembly of voters. ...more

Although the proposed widening of Route 3 has been in the news for months, the selectmen have finally taken notice of the project's negative impact on Carlisle. The main message from the selectmen's discussion of this topic at their May 25 meeting, however, was that an earlier intervention probably would not have mattered. ...more

The Concord School system is considering amending the policyto restrict a home-schooled student's access to courses, athletics, andother student activities offered at the schools. Superintendent of Concord Schools Gene Thayer cited some of his experiences this yearin trying to meet requests from parents of home-schooled students who wanttheir children to attend ...more

The Fifth Annual Education Forum took place on March 27. Keynote speaker John Silber drew over 200 participants. After Silber's speech, the audience was divided into 11 discussion groups averaging seven participants each, and asked: ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Patriots girls under 14, division1 team (GU-14-1) played Somerville in a rescheduled game on Thursday and travelled to Putnam, Connecticut for a 6v6 tournament over Memorial Day weekend. ...more

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