The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 15, 1999


At their October 4 meeting, finance committee members agreed to delay a vote on a recommendation on the town's proposed purchase of the former Saint Irene Church from the North Middlesex Savings Bank until they could hear recommendations from the municipal land committee. Nearly all expressed reservations about buying the property. ...more

Citing requirements of due process and the role of the finance committee as an impartial third party in budget matters, the selectmen on Tuesday whacked the ball back to the FinCom to structure a feasible contingency plan should a transfer from free cash not be possible to fix the shortfall in the FY00 budget. In so doing, the board rejected the FinCom's recommendation ...more

Although the Carlisle School Committee had intended to ask voters to fund modifications for the Brick Building to make it handicapped-accessible, that request has been withdrawn. According to school business manager Eileen Riley, because the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is complaint-driven, "and there have been no complaints," the school ...more

While the state has cut the budget for seasonal staff at parks across the state, Carlisle's Great Brook Farm State Park has been spared. ...more

Senator Edward Kennedy and Congressman Martin Meehan will come to Carlisle on Saturday, October 30, to help celebrate the purchase of the 129-acre O'Rourke Farm by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The preservation of O'Rourke Farm marks a milestone in the 40-year effort to preserve permanently a "river ...more

History does repeat itself. At the Carlisle Board of Appeals, the group's ability to base their judgements on past cases validates and speeds decision-making. Especially since chair Midge Eliassen, who has served on the board for 12 years with five years as chair, has a very good memory. ...more

The two men charged with the attack, rape and murder of Weston native Carol Schlosberg in Puerto Escondido, Mexico have been found guilty. Cirilo Artemio Olivera Lopez and Rosendo Marquez Gutierrez have been sentenced to 40 years in prison, the maximum sentence under Mexican law. Schlosberg's family, including Jim and Lynda Bazin of Ember Lane, was relieved ...more

General discussion at the October 5 Carlisle School Committee meeting touched on such issues as to whether the school was ready for the millennium and Y2K. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson said the school intends to operate without interruption. "We are not so sophisticated. There should be no disruptions." ...more

On a recent gorgeous Friday morning, 18 newcomers to Carlisle were greeted by an equal number of "old-timers," including school Superintendant Davida Fox-Melanson, as the Carlisle School Association launched its "Friendly Faces" program. Friendly Faces matches each new family in the Carlisle School with a family that has been here awhile. ...more

On October 5, the Carlisle School Committee heard how the dollars had been distributed in last year's budget, including how the per pupil expenditure fared in relation to the state's foundation requirement. ...more

As of October 1999, there are 787 students enrolled in the Carlisle Public School. There are 775 students on campus and 12 additional students are receiving pre-school services or at outside placements. There is also a Concord Area Special Education (C.A.S.E.) class of ten students housed on campus. Over the summer, 23 students moved out of town, three of ...more

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