The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 15, 2000


The latest move in Carlisle police chief David Galvin's war on speeders came this past week as a selective enforcement officer was added to the daily roster. The officer is assigned full time to traffic monitoring and enforcement and is free to cruise the town roads as needed. The success of the program was demonstrated this first week by 30 vehicle stops, with fines netting the town's general fund $1,400. ...more

Explore legal rights, water use needs and practices ...more

Four members of the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) traveled to Chelmsford December 5 in response to an invitation from the Chelmsford commission to explore their shared and potentially conflicting rights to water in the Cranberry Bog Reservation. ...more

The board of appeals, at their December 7 meeting, approved a special permit for the addition of a second floor to the two bedroom Sunset Road home of J.J. and Amy Supple. The couple presented plans to reconfigure and more than double their current living space. ...more

At the December 7 meeting of MAGIC (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination), representatives of surrounding towns were critical of the draft of the MTO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) Transportation Plan for 2000-2025, as it does not adequately address the very large growth in jobs, population, and traffic congestion in their communities, nor the larger growth issues for the future. ...more

On the surface the neat columns of figures in the draft version of the FY '02 school budget seem straight forward and uncomplicated. However, as Business Manager Eileen Riley made her presentation to the Carlisle School Committee on December 5, it became apparent that difficult decisions had been made, balancing cost and quality of instruction. ...more

Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee

· Corporate support. The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on Tuesday December 5 read but did not comment on a newspaper article in Education Week which discusses the controversial policy of commercial ventures financing school rooms and buildings. The article by Darcia Harris Bowman presented to them by Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson notes that a public school in Charlotte, North Carolina is voting on a proposal which will allow school officials to name school rooms and buildings for corporate sponsors. Increasing costs and conservative tax policies, according to the article, have forced school board members to consider this method of financing other than local taxes. ...more

Kindergarten teacher Peter Darasz summarized the results of the kindergarten pilot program survey sent to the 81 kindergarten parents last month, at the December 5 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee. Most responses were very positive. In addition, five kindergarten teachers Mimi Chandler, Suzanne Comeau, Peter Darasz, Sandy Jeitles and Karen Morse expressed their strong approval of the current kindergarten schedule. ...more

The following notes are taken from the Carlisle School newsletter, The Buzz. ...more

The conservation commission heard three Notices of Intent to build and one Request for Determination of Applicability at their December 7 meeting. ...more

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