The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 8, 1999


Renovations will soon begin on the 92-year-old Wilson Chapel at the Green Cemetery. On the recommendation of building inspector Bob Koning, the selectmen voted on September 28 to transfer $21,600 from the cemetery lots fund for the purpose of making the chapel once again available for use by townspeople for memorial services. ...more

The effects of the budget impasse between Speaker of the Massachusetts House Thomas Finneran and President of the state Senate Thomas Birmingham have filtered down to the local level and helped to force truncation of this fall's educational schedule at Great Brook State Park. ...more

The Carlisle Extended Day Program has purchased the former home and office of pediatrician Dr. Ron Schneebaum on East Street for its after-school programs for children. The non-profit group took out a mortgage on the home and will extensively remodel the interior to accommodate children in its grades K-6 program. According to Jane Barnett, president of the ...more

Petitioners have put on the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting a proposed building restriction on the Conant Land. Article 6 of the draft Warrant dated October 4 reads: "To see if the town will authorize and require the selectmen to transfer control of the Conant Land to the Carlisle Conservation Commission to be used solely for conservation purposes ...more

When the expansion of the Congregational Church on East Street was initially discussed six months ago, the board of health thought that the existing septic system would be adequate because it had been designed for the additional space. However, at the September 28 meeting, board chair Steve Opolski revealed, "We didn't realize they had not built the system ...more

The quality of water, particularly in the center of town, remains of concern as the cleanup of two sites continues. Mike Holland, chair of the water quality subcommittee submitted a report to the board of health on September 28. ...more

Board of health member James Slattery has submitted his resignation. Slattery, who has attended only two meetings since April, stated that personal business had prevented him from attending meetings and he resigned with regret. ...more

No sooner had the planning board meeting begun than chair Bill Tice cleared the room for a one-hour executive session. Two festering lawsuits about new construction at Hunters Run and on Berry Corner Lane were the reasons given. Once the September 27 meeting got underway, all the old familiar faces returned to plead their cases once again before the planning ...more

Paul Gill of the wireless communications advisory committee submitted an 18-page proposed bylaw to the board of selectmen for review on September 28. Gill told the board that the key points of the bylaw are to minimize the risks to the rural character of the town, to have applicants demonstrate a need for a cell tower and to have independent checks and monitoring ...more

Chris Fleming returned for a continued public hearing on his plans for a conservation cluster and common driveway to serve five lots at High Woods located at 662 West Street. Fleming has been making regular appearances before the board, with little progress. ...more

On September 27, developer Bill Costello appeared before the planning board once again for a review of his preliminary subdivision plan for Carriage Way, located at 314 East Riding Drive. Costello proposes to build seven houses (plus two existing) on a cul-de-sac and provide the town with a tenth lot suitable for building. The town owns a previously inaccessible ...more

The regional school committee was given an update on the status of a proposed community swimming pool at Concord-Carlisle High School. The discussion was led by Peter Funkhauser of Concord, who together with Tim Atkins, heads a non-profit organization which intends to raise the money for a community poola sum of $2-3 million dollars. The balance of the funding ...more

At the September 28 Concord-Carlisle High School Regional School Committee meeting, thanks went to all the teachers, administrators and community members who participated in the Strategic Planning Weekend. RSC member Lauren Walters described the event held at Middlesex School as a marathon "30 hours of productive conversations regarding a range of issues." ...more

Among this year's National Merit semifinalists, Carlisle had two representatives for minds of the new millenniumConcord-Carlisle students Lauren Meldonian and Benjamin Morse. The semi-finalists, two of 15,000 chosen from over a million students, are eligible to continue in the competition for scholarships to be awarded in the spring. ...more

Did you know that wooly mammoths probably once walked right across the school grounds? Don't worrythey didn't disrupt recess because the last of those creatures disappeared about 11,000 years ago. ...more

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