The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 8, 2000


Review goals, progress, frustrations, concerns ...more

Growth in Carlisle is taxing town services and driving the work of town boards and committes. At their "All Boards" meeting on November 28 the selectmen reviewed their 2001 Goals and Objectives and each board gave a brief progress report, highlighting a pressing issue or a recent accomplishment. ...more

Former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis spoke to students and faculty at Concord-Carlisle High School leading a lively discussion about the current election. At a packed all-school assembly in the high school gym on Wednesday, November 29, he encouraged students to think about public service as a career. "If you care about the homeless, that's a political issue. If you care about the future and world peace, go into politics," he said. ...more

The Carlisle Historical Society is one of fourteen recipients of the latest round of Documentary Heritage Grants, a grant program sponsored by William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, and the Massachusetts Historical Records Advisory Board. The $6,500 award will help support "Finding Carlisle," a project designed to locate and provide finding aids to the community's several document collections. A consulting archivist will document and describe the holdings of the Carlisle Historical Society, the Town of Carlisle, Gleason Public Library and Great Brook Farm State Park. She will also meet with community advisors from the schools, Carlisle's three churches, the historical commission, the assessors' office and Carlisle Communications, Inc. (the Mosquito newspaper). ...more

Engineers for the Congregational Church expansion presented plans for a new septic system to replace the existing system which failed Title 5 inspection. The system will accommodate the new church addition, including seating for 352 in the new sanctuary, nine classrooms, and a function hall. ...more

A new construction on lot 4, Hutchins Road, in the Tall Pines subdivision off Curve Street presented the board of health with a unanticipated dilemma at their November 28 meeting. The permit for the septic system had expired, but no one discovered this until the system was substantially completed. The original permit was granted in 1995 prior to the state enactment of the new Title 5 rules, so by law, the system should be redesigned and replaced with a new one which meets the current standards. ...more

The board approved the following septic plans: ...more

Thanks to the townspeople of Carlisle, the Carlisle School Association (CSA) raised enough money this past year through its fundraisers to be able to approve 14 teacher and school official grant proposals, for a total of more than $11,000. These grants included funding for the art department's middle school stained glass project, library books to create a unit on world religions, which will help in preparation for the MCAS tests, and core read-aloud books for the first grade, to name a few. ...more

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