The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 6, 2001


Town caucus on Monday night April 2 resulted in a nearly perfect match between the openings on elected boards and candidates to fill them. The exception was the Carlisle Housing Authority, which lacks a nominee for an open one year term...more

On Sunday, April 1, the Concord-Carlisle Concert Band earned a gold medal at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) State Concert Festival. This marked the ninth straight year that the band has earned a gold medal at the event. This year 115 bands and orchestras participated. "This is a defining moment for us," Dentino said. ...more

On April 3 the Carlisle Board of Selectmen met with members of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) and the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) in the hopes of agreeing to a compromise budget for the high school for FY02. The FinCom has offered to support a 12% increase over last year, while the school committee has asked for 21%. When agreement could not be reached, the selectmen voted to offer two levels of override and "let the voters decide."..more

A Special Town Meeting will convene this Tuesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m., at the Corey Auditorium of the Carlisle Public School, to debate whether Carlisle should adopt the Community Preservation Act. The Act permits towns to place a surcharge of no more than three percent on real estate taxes, creating a fund for conservation, historic preservation and affordable housing. The state will provide matching funds...more

The planning board gave unanimous endorsement to the Carlisle Housing Authority's 2001 Affordable Housing Plan. Housing authority members Marty Galligan and Alan Lehotsky summarized the plan's objectives: to encourage town control over housing projects and to create several small developments over time on scattered sites. Lehotsky stated that this approach will have less impact on the school and other town services than one large housing development...more

As we put away our winter shovels and get out our gardening gear, our thoughts turn to our friendly flying friends in Carlisle. No, not cardinals and orioles, but the very sociable mosquitoes. The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) already had the pests on its March 27 agenda...more

At the March 27 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee, Ron Fitzgerald, Superintendent of Minuteman Regional High School, presented an overview of the programs available to high school and middle school students in its district. Fitzgerald spoke of how these programs are focused on technology and geared towards experiential learners...more

A sense of resignation and frustration prevailed at the school building committee meeting on Wednesday, March 28. As previously reported, the Carlisle Public School spends $900/month to pump the current septic system which failed a Title V Inspection in 1996...more

The March 27 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee revisited the potential for changing starting times at the schools. Studies have shown that adolescents' natural biorhythms shift and they begin to need to sleep later. Based on these studies, schools across the country have been looking at the potential for reorganizing start times to allow older students to begin their day later. ..more

The foreign language curriculum is alive and well in the Carlisle Middle School, Foreign language and French teacher Nicole Baker told the Carlisle School Committee on Tuesday evening, March 20. Spanish teacher Drea Zollo was not able to attend the meeting...more

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