The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 13, 2000


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

"I'm pleased to be here. It's a delightful community," Madonna McKenzie commented on her recent appointment to a three-year term as town administrator. McKenzie has served as interim town administrator since last April. ...more

The committee designated to resolve the Carlisle School septic issue met recently, Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson told the Carlisle School Committee on October 3. "We have lots of hurdles before its resolution. We are assessing what may or may not happen and exploring ideas far and wide, as well as alternative technology." According to school committee member Suzanne Whitney Smith, there is an increasing urgency to resolve the septic problems. "The school is approaching maximum flow rate of the current system." She asked that the school building committee meet with the selectmen in executive session to address and resolve the issues. "We need to press forward," said Smith. Fox-Melanson agreed, "We really have a problem which is that we are approaching capacity." The CSC will contact the school building committee to arrange for a meeting with the selectmen as soon as possible. ...more

Carlisle Public School is proceeding with preparations for developing a feasibility study to determine the scope of work and projected costs for additional educational space. The current enrollment of the pre-kindergarten through grade eight school system is approximately 807 students and the capacity of the current facility, according to the Department of Education, is 900. Thirty-four additional students were enrolled this current school year. The fee for the feasibility study, not to exceed $12,000, is to be requested in an article on the Warrant of the spring Carlisle Town Meeting. This request must come from both the school building committee and the board of selectmen. ...more

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