The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 18, 1999


Organized opposition was successful in defeating an override of $435,161 for the Concord K-8 public schools on June 10. Of Concord's 11,212 registered voters, 2,563 voters opposed the only question on the ballot, while 2,232 supported the request.The Proposition 2-1/2 override was expected to add $59 to a median-priced home. The vote will have no impact on ...more

Members of the board of selectmen and finance committee met behind closed doors on June 1 to analyze what caused the confusing and unsettling presentation of the town's finances at this spring's Annual Town Meeting. Although selectmen had spoken about an open discussion of what went wrong and had originally scheduled the FinCom to be on the agenda for the ...more

The long-awaited return of developer Bill Costello resulted in a collective sigh of relief at the June 14 meeting of the planning board. The town has been waiting six months for the other shoe to drop in Costello's plan to build affordable housing on East Riding Drive. ...more

Minimizing damage to sensitive wildlife habitat and avoiding burdensome future maintenance costs was the focus of conservation commission deliberations during the most intense public hearing of a long June 10 evening. Faced with a docket bursting with ten Notices of Intent (NOIs) commissioners gave closest scrutiny to a second-round proposal for construction ...more

On Friday, June 11, the contract for the Gleason Public Library renovation and addition project was signed. Ken Bibber, vice-president of Groom Construction in Swampscott, joined chair of the board of selectmen Douglas Stevenson, town accountant Sarah Andreassen, town administrator David DeManche, and the trustees of the library Teresa Kvietkauskas, Mary Cheever ...more

Pursuant to the Town Meeting vote imposing a six-month moratorium on the construction of wireless communications facilities, the selectmen on June 8 established a wireless communications advisory committee. While the new committee's scope of duties has not yet been finalized, selectmen anticipate that the committee will, at a minimum, assist in creating a ...more

As promised at the last meeting of the board of selectmen, on June 8, selectman Vivian Chaput circulated a draft letter to Secretary of Environmental Affairs Robert Durand protesting the proposed expansion of Route 3. "It appears that little, if any, thought has been given to the environmental impact and suburban sprawl which will result from the widening," ...more

The contract between the Carlisle teachers' union and the administation includes the establishment of a professional program to compensate teachers for their work and to enable them to grow professionally. Appproximately $15,000 from the "Odden pool" has enabled the Carlisle teachers to develop a professional program. (Allen Odden is a teacher from ...more

Teacher assignments at the Carlisle School for the 1999-2000 school year have been made. There are a few changes and some openings that remain to be filled. In the elementary school, the current teachers will remain in the preschool, first, second and fifth grades. ...more

At the completion of this academic year, seven teachers will be welcomed to "professional teacher" status in the Carlisle Public School. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson explained to the school committee on June 8 that under the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993, the superintendent of schools may award professional teacher status to teachers ...more

Nancy Pierce, Beth Hambleton John Ballantine and Lenny Johnson presented the report, "Growing Pains," to the Carlisle School Committee on June 8. "Growing Pains" is a report written for the municipal land and finance committees to help them determine the impact of development, population growth and tax revenues for Carlisle ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito