The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 14, 2001


A standing-room-only crowd of more than 40 abutters and neighbors from Stony Gate and Canterbury Court appeared at the September 6 meeting of the Carlisle Board of Appeals to hear the American Tower Corporation (ATC) apply for variances to site a cellular tower on the Duren property at 662 Bedford Road. The proposed facility could accommodate as many as six cellular companies on its pole...more

Brook Street resident and conservation commissioner Eric Jensen died on Monday, September 10, at Mass General Hospital as a result of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident the previous day. (See obituary on page 3.)..more

Carlisle school superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson has announced her intent to retire in the year 2004. "Even contemplating it I choke up," she said, "but I am in my tenth year and it is the right time for me and will give me a chance to help look for the next person." School committee chair Suzanne Whitney Smith accepted her notification, "publicly, with regret."..more

At noon on September 4, frowns of disappointment turned to smiles of relief as the only bid received for the town's Carriage Way lot proved acceptable. Offering $475,000, which was the minimum asking price, William Costello, a well-known and financially-stable Carlisle developer, was awarded the four-acre lot...more

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) list of projects to be funded in the next three-year period holds little hope for Minuteman Area Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) towns whose residents cope with congestion on Routes 225, 111 and 117 daily, and who struggle to get through at both Crosby's Corner and the Concord Rotary. Only two area projects were approved for this year. The South Acton-Maynard commuter rail station shuttle will be funded for a second year with $96,642 in combined federal and state funds. The Monument Street bridge over the Concord River will be upgraded using $502,000 in state funds. An improvement on Route 2 at Sudbury Road is slated for 2003...more

· School council. The proposal to form a school council for the academic year 2001-2002 was approved by the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on Tuesday, September 4, 2001. According to the Carlisle Public School Handbook, the school council is an advisory group mandated by Section 53, Chapter 71 of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993. Members serve a one-year term and generally include one school administrator, two teachers, five elected parents and one community member. The council assesses and updates the School Improvement Plan and presents its findings to the school committee at the end of the year. School principal Andy Goyer will co-chair the council. At the meeting CSC member David Dockterman expressed hope the school will seek the best use of this committee made up of town residents, teachers and school parents. Goyer said this is a concern and he will be "seeking guidance" to ensure that will be the case...more

The Massachusetts Compreshensive Assessment System (MCAS) testing schedule for 2001-2002 has been announced. Carlisle Public School principal Andy Goyer told the school committee on September 4 that the testing exercises have been spread out over all the grades so actually the interruption is less for individual grades. Director of student support services Dr. Linda Stapp emhasized that the tests are untimed for the children...more

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