The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 2, 2002

News

A change to the Community Preservation Act (CPA) that will strengthen the act was signed into law last week. The amendment proposed by State Senator Susan Fargo and Representative Charles Murphy will allow cities and towns who have adopted the act to use CPA funds to pay for vital improvements to historic town-owned buildings. ...more

When planner Donna Jacobs reported at the July 15 MAGIC (Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination) meeting that there "has been a groundswell of support for affordable housing" in Stow, the town she represents at MAGIC, other representatives agreed that "a creative solution to affordable housing" is needed in this area. ...more

ANNIVERSARY!

See our special anniversary section, under features, which captures and celebrates 30 years of continuous publication of the Mosquito.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Concord and Carlisle communities for the privilege of serving as their superintendent of Schools for the past three years. During that period of time, I have come to know many people who have been supportive of our efforts to maintain and improve the quality of our schools. ...more

· No early retirement. The select-men declined to act on a one-time early retirement package for town employees. Five employees would have received early retirement at a cost to the town of $18,000 to $24,000. Noting the intent of the legislation was to help towns save money by retiring high-salary workers, Selectman Tim Hult said, "It's not applicable to Carlisle, and given the (financial) restraints we now have, we can't do anything about it." ...more

Carlisle has assigned an extra police officer to Friday and Saturday night patrol. In a telephone interview earlier this week, Carlisle police chief David Galvin said the additional coverage was prompted by two parties on back-to-back weekends where there were underage teens and alcohol was being consumed. On July 21, police arrested an individual who was operating under the influence of alcohol that had been consumed at a nearby "houseparty." That individual was held at the station until later in the evening when he was picked up and driven home by his mother. ...more

Carlisle police chief David Galvin would like to alert Carlisle residents to the danger of theft posed by a "gypsy" group based in Brooklyn, New York, that is responsible for a number of housebreaks in neighboring communities and is thought to be responsible for a recent Westford Street housebreak. In addition to standard forced entry, this group uses diversionary tactics. ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes , 6/18, 7/23 ...more


2002 The Carlisle Mosquito