The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 1, 2002


The Carlisle Board of Selectmen noted at their February 12 meeting that Carlisle Affordable Housing, Inc. was in the process of disbanding and was donating its $700 in assets to the town. ...more

The uncertainty arising from 9/11 combined with the slowing Massachusetts economy has caused real estate sales to slow over the past six months compared to the first half of 2001. But interviews with agents at each of Carlisle's three real estate offices reveal another reason for dragging sales: an over-abundance of high-priced homes and a scarcity of the under-million-dollar houses most buyers are seeking. ...more

Last week FinCom members struggled to come up with a combination of strategies to achieve a town budget that is "balanced," that is, requires no Proposition 2-1/2 overrides, to recommend to the board of selectmen. The selectmen will then decide whether to ask voters for additional taxes to cover spending over that levy limit, which would require approvals at Town Meeting and in the town election ballot in May. ...more

The January 16 decision by the Carlisle Board of Appeals (BOA) denying variances sought by AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless in order to construct a cell phone tower at 662 Bedford Road has been appealed by the applicants in three recently filed lawsuits, two in the federal district court and one in the Commonwealth's Middlesex Superior Court. All named the town, the board of appeals and each of the members of the BOA, as they are members and associate members of the BOA. The substance of each suit claims that the BOA's denial of the application for variances violated the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996. ...more

The Carlisle Historical Society presented a site plan of their property at 698 Concord Street during the selectmen's February 12 meeting. The property, formerly a residence known as Coppermine Farm, has been renamed the Heald Homestead. ...more

The conservation commission's bylaw sub-committee recommended a two-step approach to revision of the town's Wetland Protection Bylaw at the board's February 14 meeting. The ad hoc group consisting of members Jonathan Beakley and Christine Kavalauskas called for changes to the fee structure and fines as specified in the present bylaw and inclusion of language which would bring local law into conformance with current provisions of the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act. These items are expected to appear in a warrant article to be presented at the Spring Town Meeting. ...more

A new committee was formed by the selectmen at their February 12 meeting to investigate the boundaries and permitted municipal uses of the Town Forest. This was prompted by a proposal from the Carlisle Housing Authority to use part of the land for affordable housing. ...more

· Town Caucus. The town caucus is scheduled for Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. ...more

On a sunny Saturday morning, February 16, the Carlisle Gray team met the Carlisle Blue team for a recreation basketball game. This was the first time the two teams of fourth and fifth graders played each other. Each team played five games against Lincoln and Hanscom before meeting to match skills and have fun. Blue team's Alison Koning scored the first basket. An impressive rebound by the Gray team's Katie Hendrickson made Gray's first basket. ...more

In a New England Patriot-esque finish to the Acton Indoor Season, the Concord Arsenal shocked three Maple Club teams to win the indoor playoffs last Wednesday. Finishing fourth in a six- team league, the Arsenal had gotten off to a slow start as they adjusted to the indoor game. This gave them a wild card seed in the playoffs versus a young team from Central Mass United (CMU), which they won handily 5-0. In a normal year, this would have been the end, as they were seeded against Spirit in the semifinals. Spirit had an 8-0 record in the "regular season," beating every team by at least three goals. The C-C girls knew it would be tough and played the game of their lives, taking Spirit through a sudden death overtime into penalty kicks and finally shocking the Spirit players (and parents) by winning. ...more

WIQH, 88.3 FM, is the student-run radio station at the Concord-Carlisle High School. The station is on the air from 2:15 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. WIQH will be broadcasting some CCHS Patriots Hockey playoff games next week. The schedule has yet to be determined. Tune in for further information. ...more

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