The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 15, 2002


The Carlisle Board of Selectmen were unanimous in their praise for David Flannery and appointed him to the part-time position of chief of the fire department, effective January 1, when current fire chief Bob Koning retires. ...more

Inspector Scott Barnes and Officer Richard Tornquist capped an ongoing investigation with a stakeout at the state park canoe launch last Saturday morning that led to the arrest of two individuals responsible for a series of automobile break-ins in Wakefield, Woburn and Tewksbury over the past several months. ...more

Faced with a request to enlarge an old house on a tiny lot, the Carlisle Board of Appeals (BOA) pondered an old rule whose logic it doesn't understand. A town bylaw requires that any addition to a house on a non-conforming lot be less than 50% of the original square footage. Why? ...more

So many people kept pouring into the Bedford Town Hall for the November 7 hearing on the 2005-2015 Hanscom Field environmental study, that even those who got there on time had to park as far away as St. Michael's Church. Before the hearing got under way the Bedford Fire Department was forced to clear the town hall because of the unexpected size of the crowd. ...more

Steve and Linda Lerner of 221 Brook Street appeared at the November 6 board of health meeting to request approval of an addition to their home. When the Lerners purchased the house in 2002 the selling point was that the older house had a Title 5-compliant septic system. ...more

Replacement of the collapsed culvert that has blocked Maple Street to through traffic since May moved closer to a predicted end-of-the-month completion date at the conservation commission's November 7 meeting. In the second of two public hearing segments, the board gave final approval to engineering specifications prepared for the Carlisle Department of Public ...more

Following a lively public hearing September 12 and two continuations on October 24 and November 7, the conservation commission accepted wetland boundary delineations for a 14.3-acre property off South Street near its junction with West Street. The original plan, presented by engineer Jeffrey Peterson representing the Larson Trust, aroused considerable opposition ...more

As the Carlisle Finance Committee tries to firm up the outline of the FY04 budget, few numbers are more than educated guesses. At the FinCom's November 7 meeting, town admin-istrator Madonna McKenzie offered the exception, a detailed proposal for FY04 salary increases for non-school town employees under the Wage and Classification initiative. ...more

The old adage in newspaper reporting — that it is what you don't see that tells the real story — proved true as the finance committee reviewed its FY04 Preliminary Department and School Budgetary Guidelines memo at its November 7 meeting. Only one town program, the Wage and Classification initiative, was able to offer truly solid numbers.(See story ...more

Last November a clear sky allowed us to view the spectacular Leonid meteor shower. If the weather permits again this year the shower, which is famous for its fast, bright, and frequent meteors, will be visible next week. The show happens when Earth passes through the orbital path of comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Every time the comet swings close to the sun, ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes and general ...more

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