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Friday, October 13, 2000

Elaine DiCicco, principal of Concord-Carlisle High School since 1978 and a French teacher and administrator in the Concord and Concord-Carlisle school districts for 33 years, recently announced her intention to retire at the end of the current school year. She agreed to discuss her thoughts and reflections with the Mosquito soon after making her decision public. Following are excerpts from that interview, with the Mosquito's questions in boldface type. ...more

The Route 3 widening project has started. Test borings are underway where bridge and roadway foundations will be constructed and the Modern Construction Company, which has the three-year $385 million dollar contract for the project, has started production of 52 miles of concrete Jersey barriers which will be used to separate the traffic from the work areas. Area residents have been shocked to learn of a third initial activity: all the trees in the median strip are slated to be cut this month along the entire 21 miles between the Route 3/128 interchange in Burlington and the end of the widening project in Tyngsboro. Actual work on the roadway will not begin until next year. ...more

Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson reported to the school committee that state law and school policy prohibit discrimination. Therefore, school counsel, attorney Regina Tate, has advised the Carlisle Public School and the affiliates of the school, such as the Carlisle School Association, not to sponsor the activity of the Boy Scouts on the school campus. ...more

At the October 10 Regional School Committee meeting, Superintendent Edward Mavragis recognized principal Elaine Dicicco's contribution to Concord-Carlisle High School and briefly outlined a plan for seeking a replacement. ...more

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito