The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 5, 1999


Themes of thanksgiving, community and partnership warmed the spirits of the 300 to 400 people gathered on a misty Saturday morning to mark the transfer of O'Rourke Farm from the town of Carlisle to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Preservation of the Maple Street parcel is a prime example of private ...more

Affordable housing dodged a bullet on Tuesday as voters at the Special Town Meeting said no to a petition which would have prohibited building the proposed development on the Conant Land. Voters also said no to the town's purchase of the former Saint Irene Church on Bedford Road, but yes to the transfer from free cash to balance the FY00 budget and yes to ...more

Since the proposal to purchase the former Saint Irene property clearly failed to gain the necessary two-thirds majority at Tuesday night's Town Meeting, the November 9 special town election will be unnecessary. The only question on the ballot had requested an exemption from the limits imposed by Proposition 2-1/2 to fund the purchase. ...more

A sizable crowd turned out for a public hearing regarding an amendment to the Pine Meadows definitive subdivision plan. Developer Bill Costello seeks to have Lots 1 and 2, on the corner of Maple Street and Davis Road, released for sale and building purposes. ...more

Chris Fleming returned once again to face planning board members in his bid for special permits for a conservation cluster and common driveway to serve five lots on 17 acres at 662 West Street. Fleming has been a fixture at recent meetings and his determination is impressive. It finally paid off at the October 25 meeting of the planning board. ...more

Quiet descended early at the Carlisle Conservation Commission meeting on October 27 as acting chair Tricia Smith bore down on the first applicant of the evening. The cause of her displeasure was a request for a Certificate of Compliance from Jonathan Sachs, owner of the former Evans property at the end of Baldwin Road. ...more

In order to stay within the lower-than- expected state appropriations for the town's highway department, amounts budgeted for construction of pathways in Carlisle over the next few years were cut more than $60,000. Specifically, according to new figures presented at the selectmen's meeting on October 26, in FY01 only $13,130 is budgeted for sidewalks/paths. ...more

The board of selectmen formally voted on October 26 not to exercise the town's right of first refusal on the 9.3-acre parcel of land off West Street owned by Christopher Fleming and Susan Dollinger. The town would have had to match a purchase price of $1 million. ...more

Paul Gill of the wireless communications advisory committee (WCAC), presented highlights of Warrant Article 3 to voters at the Town Meeting before relinquishing the podium to Don Allen, architect of the new bylaw. Article 3 amended the zoning bylaws of the town by deleting the current three-year-old communications bylaw, Section 5.9, and replacing it with ...more

Article 1: Affordable housing

To hear a report from the Carlisle Housing Authority. ...more

The Congregational Church brought forth its intention to update its current septic system for the second consecutive meeting with the Carlisle Board of Health. Chair Steve Opolski and member Laura Semrad were in attendance again, and on October 26, town engineering consultant Rob Frado was also on hand to review the issue. ...more

Student dances at Concord-Carlisle High School could be canceled unless students and administrators can come up with a solution to the problem of student drinking. Principal Elaine DiCicco said that at the first dance of the year there were some students who had been drinking and she wanted to address the problem before anyone got hurt from driving under the ...more

Almost 5,000 people were enrolled in Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education courses last year in over 400 course offerings, according to program director Court Booth. A report that accompanied the annual presentation to the regional school committee on October 26 showed that community education strives to offer courses at modest tuitions that average ...more

Updated enrollment figures for Concord-Carlisle High School show a total of 1,016 students, 78 more than last year and 28 more than projected in the school budget. Regional school committee member Cindy Nock said that some students moved into the area unexpectedly. Approximately one-quarter of CCHS students are from Carlisle and about ten percent are students ...more

At the annual meeting of the Carlisle Recreation Trust on October 18, there was a changing of the guard. The elected new officers include Maureen Tarca, president, Carol Peters, treasurer and Cindy Nock, clerk. Outgoing president Neil Driscoll, treasurer Margie McCormick and clerk Angela Smith were all confident that the new officers will be successful ...more

The exuberant girls-under-12 division one team finished a 5-1-2 season with a 3-2 triumph over North Reading. Co-captains Lizzie Butler and Sam O'Keefe opened the scoring in the first fifteen minutes for an early 2-0 lead. Sarabeth Henderson, Julie deJesus, Emily Cote, and Ariel Morrison formed an impregnable wall on defense, preserving ...more

The Y2K computer bug will arrive in just under two months and will bring either a ripple or a tidal wave of computer glitches and systems failuresno one knows for sure. Senators Dodd and Bennett, co-chairs of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, have used the subpoena power of the senate to summon witnesses from all sectors ...more

An 18-year-old Carlisle youth was slightly injured as he stepped out of his car in the Concord-Carlisle High School parking lot and the driver of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) accelerated, pushing the youth into another car. The incident occurred on October 26 at 4:59 p.m. and a number of witnesses were able to give Concord Police the license number of the ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito