The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 16, 2002


At its meeting on August 1 the Carlisle Board of Appeals (BOA) voted unanimously to grant four of the five variances needed to push along the Woodward/Anderegg application to construct a cell tower on their land off Bedford Road. With the essential variances in hand, the applicants now must apply to the planning board for a permit to construct the tower. The BOA denied the applicants' fifth variance to construct a lattice-type tower rather than a monopole, which is required by Carlisle by-laws. ...more

Residents fear impact of 90-home development on Carlisle-Acton line
The Acton Planning Board may decide as early as Monday, August 26, to give the go-ahead to the Robbins Mill Estates subdivision, owned by Liberty Trust, which abuts the western boundary of Carlisle near West Street, Acton Street, Log Hill Road and Woodland Road. A number of Carlisle residents who attended the Acton hearings have expressed concern that the subdivision's 90 five-bedroom houses would have a serious impact on Carlisle in terms of increased traffic as well as possible groundwater contamination. ...more

August 28

The deadline to register to vote in the September 17, 2002, State Primary is August 28, 2002 at 8 p.m. ...more

Candidates for ConsCom vacancy. The Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) considered the first of two applicants who have volunteered to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of former commissioner Jo Rita Jordan. At an interview on August 1, Tricia Smith of Indian Hill Road, veteran of a five-year term on the board between the years 1995 and 2000, stressed not only her previous experience but her well-recognized engineering skills, primarily in the field of geohydrology and storm water management. She is currently working as associate principal and director of information technology in a 200-person architectural/engineering/construction firm, Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates. ...more

Carlisle's leaders, having struggled through last winter and spring to settle on a budget for the new fiscal year (FY03), appear to have dodged a final bullet this week, as higher-than-expected revenues from increases in property value from new construction more than made up for cuts in state aid. ...more

On June 24 the planning board approved changes to the Carlisle's Rules & Regulations Governing Subdivisions. According to board member Michael Epstein, "There is nothing monumental" in the changes. ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes ...more

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.


Minutes: of 7/22/02, bills, ...more

Epstein resigns. Planning board member Michael Epstein resigned after seven years on the board at the meeting of July 22. Epstein had served a one-year term as chairman and led the board's efforts to revise the town's cluster bylaw at Town Meeting. ...more

The wonderful art and craft works on display at the Old Home Day Art Show pulled people in to view the show and listen to various musical talents and the electric fans enhanced the experience. The Carlisle School's Corey Dining Room was transformed into a gallery and performing arts center for a few hours on that hot and humid July 4. The craft corner, where high school volunteers painted faces and helped children express their artistic talents with craft projects, was a new feature this year. ...more

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) invites all parents to a tour of the schools to take place on Friday, August 23, at 9:30 a.m. Whether you are a parent of a new kindergartener or a student new to town, the tour will be your opportunity to get oriented and ask any general questions regarding school routines, policies, etc. Andre Goyer, Carlisle School principal, along with representatives of the CSA, will conduct the tour. ...more

All parents of children in the Carlisle Public Schools: Please note that the summer packet of information that is traditionally sent out in August to each family will instead be handed out on the first day of school to the youngest child in each family to be taken home. Please be sure to check your child's backpack for this packet and for the important information and forms that must be completed and returned to the school during the first week. ...more

Volunteers are needed to help kindergarten students adjust to the routine of riding a school bus on Wednesday, September 4, and Thursday, September 5. Volunteers ride the bus for the entire route at 8 a.m., noon, or 3 p.m. on one of the two days of their choice. The time commitment is about one hour. ...more

The fall Carlisle School Association's (CSA) teacher, administration and staff luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, at 12:30 p.m. The CSA luncheons, held in spring and fall, are much anticipated and appreciated by all Carlisle School staff. These luncheons have been successful due to the participation of numerous volunteers who have provided an array of delicious homemade foods and who help with serving for this event. ...more

Middle school homeroom lists will be posted in the windows of the Corey Dining Room by noon on Monday, August 19. Bus passes for seventh- and eighth-grade students who have paid the bus fee will be available at the business office, beginning at noon on August 19. Students will need these passes to ride the school buses. ...more

Feldt, Megan ...more

A federal jury has convicted a Charlestown man of the kidnapping, beating and attempted extortion of a Brook Street resident in April of 1998. The week-long trial, held earlier this month, will be followed by sentencing in October. The other persons involved in that crime have already been tried and are doing time. The case is now considered closed. ...more

Absentee ballots for the September 17 primary are available at the Carlisle Town Clerk's office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registered political party members may pick up their ballots and return them by noon on Monday, September 16. ...more

The Carlisle Post Office will host a customer appreciation day on Tuesday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Refreshments will be served and the new teddy bear stamp will be unveiled. Professional photographer and Carlisle postal worker Mark Hamon will take a photo of you and your favorite bear. ...more

Area amateur radio enthusiasts are cordially invited to learn more about the Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) at the Tri-Service MARS booth at the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) New England Division Convention at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Exit 28 off Route 495 in Boxboro on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. ...more

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