The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 28, 2002


Exactly 900 Carlisle residents turned out on Wednesday June 26 to vote on a single question, asking "Shall the town of Carlisle be allowed to assess an additional $75,000 in real estate and property taxes for the purpose of providing additional funds for the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2002." Within a half hour after the polls closed at 8 p.m. the hand count of paper ballots was complete, showing that the question had passed by a vote of 588 to 312. ...more

Carlisle School copes with cuts
Fundraising efforts help, but aren't enough

Since failure of both override levels at town elections in May, the Carlisle Public School has faced a significant challenge: how to manage a $237,000 reduction in the budget without significantly impacting the quality and character of the school. An impossible task? Perhaps, and certainly one requiring flexibility and creativity. ...more

The Carlisle Board of Appeals held its fourth hearing on the Woodward/Anderegg proposal to build a cell tower on their land off of Bedford Road. In addition to a presentation by David Woodward, the audience and board heard from residents of Maple Street who made their concerns known. ...more

Responding to a May 23 request from the conservation commission, the recently-formed Carlisle Area Equestrians submitted a detailed proposal for both immediate and long-range renovation of the riding facilities at Foss Farm. Spokespersons Louise Hara and Molly Springer told the board on June 13 that the group has already raised half of the $20,000 needed to carry out their three-year undertaking. ...more

Bedford Road culvert and fill. Rick West appeared in response to a formal request for information about on-going work at his Bedford Road construction site. Conservation administrator Sylvia Willard had informed West of two seeming deviations from the official plan and/or Order of Conditions under which construction was now proceeding. The first noted the absence of a 12-inch culvert where the driveway crossed a drainage channel from a small man-made pond. The second addressed the contents of fill material that appeared contrary to state and local standards which demand "clean fill," and preclude bricks among other components. ...more

With six alternative technology septic systems in place in Carlisle, all working well for up to five years, the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) now recognizes a need for a consistent policy on non-conventional systems. ...more

In a meeting where the budget was a blissfully short item last Tuesday, the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) returned to focusing on their main purpose, to guide policy and oversee the operation of the high school. ...more

Concord-Carlisle Coordination Meeting. A meeting between the Concord and Carlisle selectmen, finance committees, and the regional school committee (RSC) took place June 20 to begin a dialog and develop a process for resolving future disagreements over the CCHS budget. It became obvious that the process of setting budget guidelines for the high school is very different in the two towns. Concord selectmen/FinCom pass on the RSC's budget requests to voters without negotiation. If Concord continues this method, said selectman John Ballantine, "there will be a lot of non-matching in the future between the two towns...I don't really think they understand Carlisle and the pressure we're under." ...more

Thanks partly to the efforts of some very active and enthusiastic elementary school children, the Carlisle School will keep its library. ...more

The Captain Samuel Heald Homestead sparkled like an antique jewel last Sunday as members of the Carlisle Historical Society gathered to shower it with gifts. ...more

Outstanding pitching, a ball-hawking defense, and solid, timely hitting propelled the Carlisle Huskies Middle School baseball team to the Nashoba Valley League Championship this spring. The team finished 13-0, averaging 14 runs a game, while limiting opponents to a total of only 14 runs during the season. ...more

The Carlisle Middle School Girls' Softball Team continued to show their dominance in the Nashoba Valley League. The team went 10-0, for yet another undefeated season. The girls worked hard all season and continued to improve their already strong fielding, batting and base-running skills. ...more

The Carlisle Firefighter's Relief Association, working in conjunction with the Carlisle Council on Aging, has purchased "File of Life" kits for each Carlisle senior. The file contains a mini medical history posted on the outside of one's refrigerator. In an emergency, the "File of Life" card enables emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to obtain a quick medical history and vital personal information when a patient is unable to offer it. ...more

CCHS Class of 1982 is having a 20th reunion on Saturday, July 6. The event will take place at Kimball Farm in Westford, from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more details and to purchase tickets, please call Laura Mullins Chelton at 1-978-369-9599 or Janine Boyle Bilodeau at 1-978-456-3738. ...more

The state's transportation budget may have shriveled but, according to outgoing chairperson Donna Jacobs at MAGIC's (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination) annual meeting held earlier this month, the emergence of procedures and channels for communicating about transportation needs is "something we have all wanted" and the "beginning of a momentum we can keep going." ...more

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito