The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 24, 1999


Hurricane Floyd may have given up some of its power by the time it reached Carlisle, but the planning board does not intend to suffer the same fate. A bike/pedestrian safety committee plan to circumvent the board's authority to waive sidewalks received a stormy reception at the September 13 meeting. ...more

The town's financial management team met September 21 to try to quantify budget adjustments which have resulted in a significant shortfall between the amount required to balance the FY00 budget and the amount which can be collected under the Proposition 2-1/2 levy limit. While exact numbers or solutions have not been finalized, the FinTeam discussed the need ...more

The Clark Room was packed with town center residents on September 14 when housing authority chair Marty Galligan and advisor Ed Sonn gave the selectmen an update on the authority's proposal to build affordable housing on the Conant Land. Nearly all those who spoke voiced concerns about the effect of a development on what the neighbors consider a fragile water ...more

As if Japanese beetles, deer, gypsy moths, groundhogs and rabbits didn't guarantee sufficient harassment for the gardener and landscaper, now the home horticulturist may face an even deadlier threat to his stateliest ornamentals. The arrival of the tiny but voracious woolly adelgid, an unrelenting enemy of the Eastern hemlock, has been confirmed here in Carlisle, ...more

Carlisle's second-grade students will be following the Alaskan Iditarod sled dog race on their classroom computers and in the process, they will be learning to use the equipment as tools to gather, sort, evaluate and present information. Implementation of this project was made possible by the dilligent efforts of second-grade teachers Donna Clapp, Linda Clark, ...more

As of September 14, the selectmen were considering seven articles to be on the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting scheduled for November 2. ...more

After receiving a petition from 12 residents, planning board chair Bill Tice requested at the last meeting that town engineer Landtech Consultants, Inc. inspect the sloped granite curbing in the Tall Pines subdivision. Landtech's Mark Sleger reported at the September 13 meeting that the size of the granite curbing was approximately 3.5 inches by 12 inches ...more

On September 13, the planning board continued a review of Great Brook Estates, a 43-acre subdivision extending from 195 Rutland Street to 120 Pine Brook Road. This is an application by Albert Gould and Betsy Goldenberg for a 12-lot development consisting of a 1,000-foot cul-de-sac (Great Brook Path) off Rutland Street and separate common driveway serving three ...more

Transportation needs and water resources within MAGIC (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination) towns dominated the agenda at the September 9 meeting in Boxborough. ...more

The Hanscom Area Town Selectmen (HATS) and the four towns of Bedford, Concord, Lincoln and Lexington announced that they are filing suit against the state agency Massport for failing to follow its guidelines as set down in the Hanscom Field Master Plan and failing to follow prescribed community process in approving the commercial commuter airline Shuttle America ...more

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously adopted the Community Preservation Act. The measure would give local towns the option, if approved by a ballot referendum, of imposing either a one-percent surtax on housing sales or a three-percent increase in property taxes. Additionally, the bill gives local authorities the option of choosing up to four exemptions for ...more

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