The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 22, 2001


The Great Brook Farm State Park staff are celebrating approval of close to a million dollars from the state for a major upgrade of facilities. The project contains items long sought by park superintendent Ray Faucher and is guaranteed to please the more than 200,000 people who take advantage of the park's educational and recreational offerings each year...more

This year when residents go away on vacation, they can follow the news at home because the Carlisle Mosquito is now available on the Internet. Visit the web site at to read most of the paper and see photos usually in color...more

Five years after the septic system at the Carlisle Public School failed, the price tag for a new system has ballooned to $1.1 million and the site is still undecided. At a joint meeting with the selectmen and the finance committee on June 12, Suzanne Whitney Smith presented the Carlisle School Committee's recommendation that the million-dollar facility be built on the town-owned Banta-Davis Land on Bedford Road. This is the same location designated for a new school septic system in 1996 and challenged by abutters Timothy and Phyllis Landers of 326 Bedford Road...more

Most of the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) meeting on June 14 was devoted to four Notices of Intent (NOIs) presented by engineer Rick Haywood of David Ross Associates for developers Ira Gould and Betsy Goldenberg. The applications covered lots on Great Brook Path, a development off Rutland Street, and described four similar lots that raised almost identical questions...more

At the end of every school year, change is a fact of life. At the Carlisle School, students move up grades; eighth graders graduate and anticipate the challenge of high school; teachers take on new assignments; the buildings get repairs. And every year the school says good-bye to some of its staff who will be fondly remembered...more

"The $87,000 received from the Waters Foundation for the year 2000-2001 has been put to good use," said technology integration specialist David Mayall as he presented the School's annual report on the use of the funds to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on June 5. The report, prepared by Carlisle School Business Manager Eileen Riley, is impressive, said Mayall. "The grant has given the school the funds to encourage professional development for the teachers."..more

Christy Barbee, Sharyl Stropkay and Wendell Sykes, members of the 2001 School Council, were at the June 5 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) to present the council's conclusions.on improvements needed to ensure that the schools maintain current standards of excellence and meet future needs of Carlisle students. The council, which has included school members, Principal Andy Goyer, Teachers Geri Madigan, Peter Darasz and Wendy Stack and school parents Christy Barbee, Sharyl Stropkay, Colie O'Donnell, Martha Bedrosian, and community member Wendell Sykes, is an advisory group to the CSC and the school administration..more

Jack O'Connor, who has been mowing the Towle Field conservation land for several seasons, attended a planning session with sheep owner Dick Henry in Concord on June 13. "I was impressed," he told the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) the next evening at a meeting in the Gleason Public Library. " There were convincing pictures of the sheeps' work in New Hampshire. When they're done, there's nothing left."..more

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