The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 17, 1999


An issue of possibly profound significance to Carlisle is coming to a head across the town line in Chelmsford. One of the three privately-owned water districts that supply water to our neighbor to the north is proposing to locate six wells with a total daily pumping capacity of 360,000 gallons on Chelmsford's portion of the Cranberry Bog Reservation. The plan ...more

The Carlisle School Committee would like to take the opportunity to respond to some questions raised by concerned citizens in the last two weeks. We would like to stick to facts as we know them. We wish no one any harm in this exchange of information. ...more

On December 11 at about 8:35 p.m., Sgt. Tom Whelan and Officer Bill Burgess assisted the fire department at a medical emergency at a residence on Westford Street. A 12-year-old Carlisle boy was severely injured as a result of a discharge from a "potato gun." A potato gun is a homemade device made from PVC pipe. A potato is pushed into one end of ...more

With the turning of the millennium only a few weeks away, the board of selectmen are not anticipating any problems but have alerted townspeople to the following: ...more

Last week, the Mosquito received some mail which contained forged signatures. These letters have been turned over to the Carlisle Police Department which has begun an investigation. ...more

The Concord Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities (METCO) program recently held its annual dessert and discussion to allow families and community members to speak about their experiences with the program. The METCO program began 35 years ago to give minority students from Greater Boston the opportunity to attend schools in Eastern Massachusetts ...more

The Carlisle math curriculum pays attention to the process of how children learn, as well as what they learn, math teacher Rob Quaden told the school committee at their meeting on December 7. Rather than just review the math curriculum again, he and middle school math teacher Liz Perry demonstrated the usefulness of manipulative materials for teaching the ...more

The Open Circle program, officially known as the Reach Out to Schools: Social Competency Program, developed at the Stone Center at Wellesley College, has been in use at the Carlisle School since the early 1990s, teacher Alan Ticotsky reported to the Carlisle School Committee at their December 7 meeting. According to information handed out at the meeting, the ...more

The Carlisle Public School has been chosen as one of ten school systems from across the Commonwealth to receive state funding under the Department of Education's new Teacher Career Advancement Program (T-CAP). The initiative was established to develop innovative professional career ladders for outstanding veteran teachers as an incentive to keep them in teaching, ...more

Once again, the Carlisle School students have performed well in the 1999 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests, the Carlisle School Committee heard at its December 7 meeting. ...more

The verdict is in: We're now absolutely sure that we have no idea what will happen on January 1. The greatest danger, by most accounts, is that we may lose electricity for a few hours, a few days, or longer. ...more

In a game to end the century, the Nitehawks soared to come from behind with a stunning Division Championship Game victory over the Lincoln Strikers. It was Chris Pettiglio who proved the true striker as Pettiglio led the Nitehawks with multiple goals and assists. What lit up the crowd was the way the entire team stepped it up when down 4-2 with just three ...more

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