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Friday, August 30, 2002

"Engine One" accompanied by the Fire Department honor guard carries Esther Wilson's casket through the Green Cemetery toward the Wilson Chapel. (Photo by Molly Sorrows)
Carlisle loses an icon First woman dispatcher licensed by the FCC served Carlisle for over 50 years

Esther E. Wilson, 98, formerly of Concord Street and the town dispatcher for the fire, police, DPW and schools from 1927 until her retirement in 1979, died on Monday, August 19, at her daughter Mary Gillespie's home in Lexington. ...more

On August 22 the Carlisle Conservation Commission voted to endorse an eleventh-hour effort by former commissioner Ken Harte and others to consider an environmentally friendly change to plans for the pending 90-home Robbins Mill Estates subdivision . ...more

The Carlisle Public Schools have been awarded a $20,000 grant that will help fund the feasibility study to determine Carlisle's needs for new school space. The so-called Green Schools grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), will allow the schools to look at energy- and cost-saving building options that might not otherwise be taken into account in a typical feasibility study. ...more

Beginning September 1, Church Street, between the intersections of School Street and Bedford Road, will become one-way towards Bedford Road. This "one-way" change will be effective for one year during which time it will be evaluated and a final decision will be made as to the permanence of the change. ...more

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito