The Carlisle Mosquito Online


Friday, September 21, 2001

Candles are lit in memory of the victims of the September 11 attack. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
Carlisle responds to the day of terror

As the incredible horrific events on September 11 unfolded, Carlisle police and fire departments mobilized to respond to a possible but unknown threat; schools tried to help students cope with the tragic, frightening events; churches opened their doors to those who sought to share their compassion and sorrow in the warmth of a close community. Although, to our knowledge, no Carlisle resident or immediate family member was a direct victim of the attacks on New York, Washington and the plane crash near Pittsburgh, no one in this town, or anywhere in America, was untouched by the events...more

Sean McFadden of the Board of Assessors addressed a September 11 public meeting with the selectmen, recommending a tax rate of 15.78 percent for the fiscal year 2002. This is an increase of about 5 percent over this year's rate of 15.02. The increase is primarily the result of last spring's approved overrides for the Carlisle and Concord-Carlisle Schools. No change to the current policy of levying a flat rate for all residential property was recommended. The selectmen approved the rate with limited discussion...more

The new school year marks a major leadership change at Concord-Carlisle High School. Arthur DuLong, formerly associate principal of Lexington High School, has begun his new career as principal of CCHS, taking over the position held for the past 22 years by Elaine DiCicco, who retired in June. After only one week on the job, DuLong agreed to discuss his initial impressions and goals with the Mosquito. Following are excerpts from the interview...more

Carlisle Police Chief David Galvin told the Mosquito on Monday that no charges would be filed in connection with the September 2 motorcycle accident that resulted in the death of Carlisle resident and conservation commissioner Eric Jensen...more

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