The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 1, 2002


The long-awaited sale of the town-owned Carriage Way parcel has been finalized, netting Carlisle $413,872.59 after legal costs. This was accomplished through the cooperative efforts of Vivian Chaput and the board of selectmen, town administrator Madonna McKenzie, and local developer Bill Costello. ...more

How should the state house manage a potential $2 billion budget deficit? Does a tax rollback make sense now? What's the best way to get the state economy back on track? These were the underlying themes of the debate between 14th District state representative Cory Atkins (D-Concord) and her opponent Peter Unitt (R-Concord) on Friday, October 25, at the Channel ...more

The town will owe another round of applause to Rev. Janet Lovejoy and her family who are currently completing Phase II of their announced plan to place approximately 70 acres of pre-dominantly forested upland under permanent conservation restriction (CR). This second legal round is adding 35 acres located between West Street and Heald Road to the 22 acres ...more

The conservation commission was stunned when nary a citizen nor even a developer showed up for its 8 p.m. public hearing on proposed new filing fees. The commission was prepared with a packet of charts and graphs showing the cost to the town to process the various applications required under the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, amounts received from the ...more

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) has established the fall open season for hunting as shown (in part) below. Abstracts of the 2002 fish and wildlife laws may be obtained from the town clerk's office in the Town Hall on Westford Street. ...more

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen have developed prioritized lists of short and long-term goals, which were distributed at their October 22 meeting. The board decided to review their progress toward the goals on a quarterly basis. Selectman Tim Hult noticed that for many of the goals, the board currently has no work in progress. ...more

Deborah Girard and Tim Atkins spoke to the Carlisle Board of Selectmen on October 22 about the not-for-profit C. C. Pools, Inc. that has been organized to build a year-round swimming facility for the Concord Carlisle community. ...more

· Wage and classification update. Town administrator Madonna McKenzie distributed paperwork to the selectmen detailing proposed changes to the ranges for town employee salary grades 2, 3 and 4. These changes are to bring Carlisle's municipal salaries into alignment with those of similar towns in Massachusetts. ...more

· Later start time. Three students from the student advisory committee appeared before the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on October 23 to discuss a later school start time. They were given a copy of a report the RSC had done. The idea was deferred until a new superintendent is hired. In addition, letters from students to the ...more

The assessors' office, board of selectmen, planning board and conservation commission have all been officially informed that Grant and Helene Wilson of 201 Concord Street are withdrawing approximately 135 acres from classification as forestland. This means that their extensive holdings off Westford Street, roughly across from the beginning of Acton Street ...more

· Maternity leave. Special education teacher Jessica Mihalchik and physical education teacher Lynne Carmel will be on maternity leave by December. Both teachers plan to return for the 2003-2004 school year. ...more

During the October 22 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee, the committee paused to recognize board of selectmen member John Ballantine. He explained to the school committee that his visit was to formally inform them of the board of selectmen's view of the budget planning for 2003-2004, and the percent of increase the board of selectmen will recommend. ...more

As in most election years, the race for Middlesex County Register of Probate has taken a distant back seat to the more politically significant and politically charged campaigns. This year the incumbent, John R. Buonomo (D-Somerville), is being challenged by John W. Lambert (R-Shrewsbury). ...more

The fall Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the DPW Building behind the transfer station. The collection is sponsored by the Carlisle Board of Health and paid out of transfer station sticker fees. Clean Harbors will conduct the collection, which is free to residents who have a valid transfer station sticker. ...more

ConsCom and Board of Health agenda

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito