The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 30, 2000


The Carlisle Conservation Commission on June 22 heard a fairly reassuring description of the planned cleanup of recently discovered water contamination at 106 Concord Street. The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) ordered a 21E site assessment after new owners Bronnie and Christoph Karpeter reported the presence of small amounts of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in their well and subsequently summoned conservation administrator Sylvia Willard and BOH agent Linda Fantasia to inspect a possible source of the contamination. ...more

Starting in September, kindergartners at the Carlisle Public School will extend their hours from five mornings to two full days and three mornings. Since there is no money in the school budget for the additional teaching hours, fees will be charged to cover the cost. Although not yet finally determined, the proposed fee is expected to be approximately $90 per child to cover the year's expenses of about $8,000 for the additional hours.The state permits fees to be charged because parents are not required to send children to kindergarten. ...more

"We made this deal with the town," said school committee chair Paul Morrison, but it was still with uneasiness that the Carlisle School Committee voted to institute fees for use of the school bus and participation in certain extracurricular school activities. While superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson feared the effects of the new policy by commenting, "Some of the activities won't run," committee member Suzanne Whitney Smith agreed with Morrison. "We must focus on the obligation we have made to the town." ...more

Boston Gas Company can't seem to get out of the conservation commission's dog house. After paying a $1,000 fine for failure to file a Notice of Intent (NOI) prior to construction within a wetland buffer zone, the utility on June 22 submitted faulty documentation for the same project at the scheduled public hearing. ...more

At their last meeting of the school year, the Carlisle School Committee was presented with the final report of the Carlisle Public Schools System Goals 1999/2000. ...more

Carlisle teachers have given the school committee and administration an impressive list of thirty projects which the teachers will work on during the summer. Some of the initiatives are the following: ...more

· Staff changes. Eighth-grade teacher Michael Miller will be taking a leave of absence, fourth-grade teacher Kerri Scully has resigned and Hilary Claiborne has resigned from her position in pre-school special education, reported superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson to the school committee on June 20. ...more

The Carlisle Finance Committee is a seven-member board appointed by the selectmen. Each member's term is three years and no member can serve more than three consecutive terms. The finance committee, comprised of a representative group of taxpayers, is the official fiscal watchdog for the town. Because it is difficult for all taxpayers to be completely informed about every aspect of the town's finances, the finance committee conducts a thorough review of municipal finance questions on behalf of the citizens. ...more

How does it feel to stride the solid floorboards of a former Revolutionary tavern? Are daydreams any different when gazing through an intricate Victorian window? What can the interior of that impossibly modern contemporary be like? And what lies at the end of that long driveway anyway? ...more

The Angels won the Concord-Carlisle AAA Tournament Championship with a thrilling I to 0 victory over the Tigers on Saturday, June 17 at Emerson) Field in Concord. ...more

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