The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 29, 2002


Great Brook Farm State Park has been a favorite location for dog walkers from Carlisle and surrounding areas for many years. Unfortunately, the 2001 season saw a larger number of dog-related complaints than in past years. ...more

Like peepers and skunk cabbage, sure signs of spring in Carlisle, the annual Mosquito Trash Party is scheduled to take place the morning of Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. ...more

On Monday the annual town caucus convened at Town Hall to nominate candidates for offices that will be vacated at the end of June. While the crowd was not large, numbering approximately 35 registered Carlisle voters, at least one candidate for each town office was nominated except for the vacancy on the board of health. The following morning, however, board of health incumbent Lisa Davis Lewis took out papers for nomination by petition. ...more

Office Candidate Incumbent (Yes/No) ...more

On Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 a.m. the Carlisle Conservation Commission will sponsor a "Conservation Morning Coffee" in the Clark Room at the Town Hall. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for informal gathering of individuals interested in conservation and land-related issues as they pertain to Carlisle. It will be patterned after Concord's monthly conservation coffees, ongoing for at least 15 years. These have been successful at bringing together a diverse mix of people interested in their community, providing for increased communication between townspeople, land use organizations and town committees. ...more

A new chapter in the continuing saga of the Magic Carpet transportation study unfolded at MAGIC's March meeting in Boxboro. Officially called the Subregional Area Study, the work was requested by MAGIC, under the Transportation Planning and Programming Committee (TTPC) of the Metropolitan Planning Office (MPO), and is being conducted by the Central Transportation Planning Office (CTPS). (Refer to glossary frequently.) ...more

Carlisle Public School looks at budget options
Major cuts in personnel and services anticipated if no override passes

At a meeting of the Carlisle School Committee on March 19, in preparation for the selectmen's FY03 budget hearing later the same evening, school business manager Eileen Riley presented a "Table of Reductions" to illustrate the effect that a lean FY03 budget would have on the school. (See Table) ...(more)

The Carlisle PAC (Carlisle Parent Advisory Council), a support organization for parents who have children with special education needs, will offer a talk by Bill Gresser on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the school library. He will focus on developing resiliency in children with social, learning, or physical differences. The talk will include recommendations on handling peer pressure, developmental challenges during elementary and middle school, and how to help children feel included in school activities, among other topics. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. A $5 donation per family is suggested. Call Joan Hoffman at 1-978-318-7075 for more information. ...more

· Apology for flyer. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson addressed the issue of the parent-organized flyer, sent home with Carlisle School students, which encouraged calling the selectmen and attending their meetings to protest FY 03 budget cuts. She noted that although the school was in no way involved in the creation of the flyer, in retrospect, she felt it was bad judgment to allow the flyer to be distributed through the school. She apologized to the committee and the public and explained that a new policy will be in place regarding distribution of flyers. ...more

Carlisle Public School participated at the Destination Imagination (DI) regional trials at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School on Saturday, March 16. The award-winning seventh-grade, fifth-grade and third-grade students got outstanding scores. The seventh and fifth grades received awards for second place among several other towns. The seventh-grade students achieved 100 percent on an instant challenge. ...more

The Carlisle Business Networking Group (CBNG) was started late last fall by four Heald Road residents who wanted to increase their network of business contacts by meeting many bright, respected, successful and talented business people who live and sometimes work in Carlisle. They wanted other residents of Carlisle to participate and share in this mutually beneficial program which could provide opportunities for business education, personal growth, job seeking, building new friendships and expanding one's understanding of fellow residents. ...more

Superintendent Davida Fox­Melanson said, "I am very proud of the school's early literacy and writing program. Very exciting things are happening." She introduced second- grade teacher Donna Clapp and early literacy coordinator Susan Helenius­LaPorte to the school committee meeting Tuesday, March 5. Helenius-LaPorte gave an overview of the methods of teaching reading comprehension in the Carlisle primary grades, methods way beyond the phonics curriculum so familiar to many of us. ...more

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