The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 2, 1999


Perhaps it's the booming economy or maybe affordable housing is just an idea whose time has come, but the proposal to study the feasibility of constructing affordable housing on a portion of the Conant Land is off to a smooth start, Carlisle Housing Authority chair Marty Galligan reported to the selectmen on June 22. ...more

Any hint of groundwater contamination rings alarm bells in Carlisle and galvanizes officials from both town and state. Such has been the case with the unexpectedly stubborn oil spill problem at the department of public works yard off Elizabeth Ridge Road. ...more

Congregational Church parishioners made it official on June 21 when they voted 75 to 5 to go ahead with detailed specifications and fundraising for a long-postponed sanctuary addition to their School Street facility. The approved schedule calls for groundbreaking in October 1999 and a dedication ceremony in September 2000. ...more

The selectmen filled openings in four town boards on June 22, but vacancies on six others remain. The following appointments were made: J. Thomas Brownrigg of Acton Street was appointed to the conservation commission; David C. Ives of Heald Road was appointed to the finance committee; Maureen Tarca of Partridge Lane was appointed to the recreation commission; ...more

The Carlisle Board of Health reviewed and tentatively accepted another hi-tech septic system in Carlisle on June 22. This solution, for a repair at 625 Rutland Street, will need two waivers: one for a garbage disposal and the other for a MicroFAST system. ...more

In some ways, it seems simple: someone is suffering what he feels to be an injustice, so he rallies all the support he can and he fights. But the fight against a perceived oppression is usually considered a good thing, a noble effort. For Concord-Carlisle High School social studies teacher Elliot Lilien, who recently was denied a court injunction to prevent ...more

At the school committee meeting on June 8, the administration asked the committee to approve the revised foreign language program to begin in September. As of the middle of June, two new teachers have been hired. AnDrea Zollo has been hired to fill the full-time position for the middle school and Maria Rakhmanoff will take the half-time position for the elementary ...more

One of the rewards for cleaning their slate of old business two weeks earlier was that the planning board meeting on June 28 lasted only two hours. The unusually light agenda featured only three items with one sparking pleasant and productive exchange between a developer and abutters. ...more

Selectmen heard a short but informative presentation on June 22 about how a group of residents has been laying the groundwork to prepare the town for any disruptions caused by the calendar changing to the year 2000. The "Y2K Community Group" is an informal association whose mission is to help the town get ready for and comfortably survive a community ...more

About 300 people attended a public hearing on June 15, to voice opposition to Shuttle America's proposal to operate the first commuter airline out of Hanscom Field since 1991, according to Wayne Davis, Carlisle's representative to the Hanscom Field Advisory Commission (HFAC). Said Davis, "Nobody in the audience wanted to stand up and say we want a commuter ...more

The Carlisle Conservation Commission bent the rules for an applicant who was so enmeshed in regulations that logic and empathy rather than conformity carried the day. After reading one letter from conservation administrator Katrina Proctor that explained to the present owner of Coppermine Farm Judith Pettit the regulations governing land on Lowell Street that ...more

Last February, the board of selectmen sent a cable TV questionnaire to all Carlisle households. Designed by the Carlisle Cable TV Advisory Committee, the questionnaire asked residents for an assessment of current services and programming provided by Cablevision and their "wish list" for future enhancements, such as high-speed Internet ...more

by Kathy Coyle ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito