The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 13, 1999


The Carlisle Board of Appeals meets on the first Thursday of every month, as needed, and summer is no exception. Thus it should come as no surprise that lights were burning in the Clark Room on the hot summer night of August 5 as the board hosted three public hearings. ...more

The hot, dry summer may be causing winemakers to predict that '99 will be a very good year, but local farmers are not raising a toast to the weather. "With 115 acres in corn," said farmer Mark Duffy, " I'd like it to rain." ...more

With an affordable housing rate of only 1.2 percent compared to the state recommendation of ten percent, the time seems ripe for the Carlisle Housing Authority's proposed development on the Conant Land. Most towns have a compliance rate of four to six percent, with Lincoln leading the surrounding communities at about seven percent. Considering that the affordable ...more

A deal's a deal, insisted members of the recreation commission as they urged the selectmen on August 3 to invoke the liquidated damages clause in the construction contract for the Banta-Davis playing fields for failure to complete the contract by July 5. RecCom director Carol Peters alleged that changes made by the contractor in the quality and scope of work ...more

Town counsel seminar

On September 16, town counsel will give a seminar for all volunteers on town boards and commissions on such topics as the open meeting law, quasi-judicial decision-making, making required findings and writing minutes. All boards, departments and commissions are strongly encouraged to attend. ...more

If you're the type who gets anxious about bicycle riders on the road or long lines at Kimball's, maybe you should plan to be out of town on August 15. This Sunday, up to 500 bicyclists are expected to wheel their way through town between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. as part of "A Day in the Ride" warm-up for the Boston-to-New York AIDS Ride in September. ...more

Despite verbal approval from a member of the attorney general's staff, that same state office has requested further information from the town before issuing its formal decision on the cell tower moratorium passed at the May 11 Town Meeting. ...more

At Town Meeting this past spring, residents of Carlisle voted to hire a part-time recreation director for the town recreation programs. The programs offered by the commission have grown 40 percent over the past few years. This rapid growth and positive response from the residents contributed to overwhelming support for the creation of a paid position to manage ...more

On August 4, the school committee had the opportunity to meet the newest member of the Carlisle School's administrative team. Terry Farwell was hired full-time to fill the new assistant principal position and act as team leader for special education meetings. Farwell is one of a number of new faces that will be on campus when the doors open in September. ...more

A revised harassment policy for the Carlisle Public School is in the works, but legal counsel will determine whether or not the proposed draft becomes dogma. Perhaps because of the school's recent entanglements with harassment issues, or perhaps because of the currently litigious society, the draft prompted a debate at the August 4 school committee meeting ...more

As previously reported, a complaint had been filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on April 28, 1999 against the Carlisle Public School for failing to take appropriate action when sexual harassment was reported and there was also a retaliation issue. The school issued a statement denying the allegations saying that the district ...more

Veterans in Carlisle may not be aware of the new laws that benefit them and their dependents, but Ken Buffum told the selectmen on August 3 that it is his mission to get the word out. Buffum, director of veterans' services for the region that includes Carlisle, is dedicated to identifying and helping all those eligible for service-related awards. ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito