The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 8, 2002


On election day, last Tuesday, 2,560 voters went to the polls in the Carlisle Town Hall to cast their ballots. Of the 3,308 registered voters in town, 77.5% of that number voted, making for a good turn-out in this midterm election. This figure compared favorably with the state's overall turn-out of 63%. ...more

The town that gave Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore a substantial majority in 2000, voted two-to-one for Republican gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney, who won by five percentage points across the state. Carlisle also supported all incumbents running for re-election — all Democrats — except register of probate John Buonomo (D) who received ...more

On Tuesday evening the Carlisle School Committee offered the position of school business manager to Steven Moore, who accepted the offer immediately. Moore is currently the assistant business manager for the Hull Public School and is enrolled in a MBA program focusing on community service management. Committee members welcomed Moore and asked that he start ...more

FinCom proposes no-override budget for FY04
High school assessment may drop by 1.7%

With town revenues expected to increase a mere 2.3% in the next fiscal year, the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) sat down on October 29 to ponder the division of the pie projected to be the "FY04 guideline budget." In past years the FinCom guideline budget, which by law may include no more than 2-1/2% increase in property taxes, was seen only ...more

Come to a joint town forum with leaders from both Concord and Carlisle. The forum will be on Wednesday, November 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Carlisle Town Hall at 66 Westford Street. Gene Thayer (Concord and CCHS Superintendent), Davida Fox-Melanson (Carlisle Superintendent), Chris Whelan (Concord Town Manager), Madonna McKenzie (Carlisle Town Administrator), ...more

A 14-year-old Carlisle youth has been charged with responsibility for vandalism of a school window on October 14. The incident was discovered by school officials on the morning of October 15, and has been under investigation since that time. ...more


The board of selectmen will discuss the possibility of issuing a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a cell tower location on the DPW site or Conant Land. They will set aside a portion of their November 12 meeting (Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.) to hear from town residents. ...more

Swanson Lane common drive. David Erickson appeared before the board to discuss the completion of repairs to the utility covers on the Swanson Lane common drive. This is a planning board condition for the release of the common drive construction deposit. Erickson stated, "It would be nice to finish this by the end of the year." In response, ...more

The preparation for the re-accreditation of Concord-Carlisle High School is a demanding, two-year process that involves faculty, students, and parents. "We examine what we do and let the community know that they are getting good value and colleges know they are getting good students." said French teacher Karen Nerpouni, chair of the steering committee ...more

Towns affected by Hanscom development have had an ongoing interchange with Massport (MP), the authority responsible for Hanscom oversight. Some of their exchanges have been conducted through HATS, the group formed to represent the particular concerns of the four towns abutting Hanscom field, Lexington, Lincoln, Concord and Bedford. ...more

The fall Hazardous Waste Collection will be held tomorrow 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

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito