The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 11, 1999


Police in three towns are looking for the individuals responsible for overturning a total of 83 headstones during the weekend of June 5 and 6. Thirty-five headstones were in Carlisle's Green Cemetery, 33 in Bedford's Shawsheen Cemetery, and 15 stones in Saint Bernard's Cemetery in Concord. ...more

In words laced with the imagery of Thoreau, and references to fighting evil in the context of German history, rather than the jargon of a legal complaint, six teachers reiterated their beliefs in a press conference Tuesday night in a hot Concord-Carlisle classroom. On Monday, June 17, the group, led by Concord-Carlisle High School's Elliot Lilien and Wilson ...more

Once again, an underground oil tank leaked and this time it occurred at a commercially-zoned site which was denied permission for a cellular communications tower due to concerns about the tanks. On June 3, two underground oil tanks were removed at One River Road, owned by Renfroe Realty Trust, and one of the tanks, located in the wetlands buffer zone, was ...more

One of the dubious honors that comes with election to the Carlisle Planning Board is being slapped with a series of lawsuits. Shortly after their victory celebrations had ended, new board members Louise Hara and Thomas Lane were informed by planning administrator George Mansfield that they will automatically became defendants in five separate lawsuits. Millions ...more

Residents don't like people telling them what they can and can't do with their land, but easements, compounded with Carlisle's topology and wetlands, often make it difficult for new homeowners to add a garage or a pool without applying for variances. ...more

Board of health chair Steve Opolski began the June 1 meeting by welcoming newly elected member Laura Semrad. An oncology nurse at Mass. General, Semrad has gone on the record with her hopes to expand community awareness of health issues beyond septic systems. She may, however, find her contributions limited by the board's agenda. ...more

Town treasurer Nancy Koerner attended the selectmen's meeting on June 8 to obtain the board's final approval on the issuance of the bonds dated June 15. The town maintained its Aa2 rating from Moody's Rating Service and received five bids, ranging from a high of 4.9118 to a low of 4.6984 percent. The selectmen agreed to accept the low bid from Prudential Securities. ...more

On June 7, U.S. Representative Marty Meehan was joined by Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry to celebrate the passage of Meehan's legislation designating the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Systems. The ceremony took place at Minuteman National Historical Park's Old North Bridge in Concord and was followed ...more

The Girls Under 12-2 team finished a successful 6-2-2 season by avenging an earlier loss to the Burlington 1 team, 2-0. Playing half its games against opposing towns' first teams, C-C still finished with the second-best 2-team record in the Middlesex League. Goal one was a classic. Damara Hawley tapped a corner kick short to an alert Hannah Tarolli who fed ...more

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