The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 29, 2002


Vociferous area residents overflowed the Bedford High School auditorium and several classrooms at the November 19 hearing on a Hanscom Field environmental impact report prepared by Massport. The crowd sat through five tightly packed hours as agencies, consultants and private citizens commented on the report. The meeting was originally scheduled for the Bedford ...more

Responding to a major uproar following the announcement of increases as high as 145% in FY04 retirement plan assessments, the Middlesex Retirement System revised its projections and lowered assessments by 50% or more. Carlisle's FY04 assessment has dropped from $388,924, a 30.55% increase over FY03, to $324,632, a 9.0% increase. The town will pay $297,924 ...more

Another development proposal with the potential to affect water resources that Carlisle shares with towns on our western border is well underway in Westford. Edward Kennedy of the former Kennedy Farm has pocketed a go-ahead from the Westford Conservation Commission for a nine-hole golf course behind Tara Hall near the junction of Routes 27 and 225. A longer-range ...more

"There's somewhere between sixty-eight and seventy-one acres" in the town forest, said Town Forest study committee chair Jane Anderson. The committee has the charter to delve into the history of the Town Forest land purchase and try to determine the amount of land the town owns. On November 19 they met in the Town Hall with a large plastic box full ...more

The conservation commission heard two plans for new construction and septic repair on lands bordering wetlands at its November 23 meeting. ...more

During the Town Forest committee meeting on November 19, Carlisle Town Clerk Sarah Andreassen presented a collection of Town Forest reports from 1929 to 1948. Committee chair Jane Anderson read an excerpt from the 1929 report, which noted a profit of $35 for the sale of moss from the Town Forest. She puzzled why anyone would be selling or buying moss. ...more

· Band Concert. The Carlisle School winter band and choir concerts will be held Tuesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium. ...more

On Tuesday the Boston Globe reported ratings released by the state for all Massachusetts school districts based on their English and math MCAS scores in the 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 academic years. Ratings for the Carlisle Public School were highest in the state for both math and English in 2001-02. ...more

"Recognizing the fiscal constraints, we are just trying to meet the challenges of sustaining the school in a reasonable way. I consider this will be a year of marking time and holding on as much as possible," said Carlisle Public School Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson at the November 19 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee. She also said ...more

Coakley praises teen safety alliance

Middlesex District Attorney Martha Coakley tries more than criminal cases. In her role as chief prosecutor she also tries to prevent problems from escalating to the point where court action is required. ...more

On November 7 the Carlisle School Association hosted a forum, "Drugs, Alcohol and Teens — An Open Dialogue". Bob Raskind, the school adjustment counselor from Concord-Carlisle High School joined us and brought five students from the Peer Leadership program to share some of their experiences with the assembled parents and staff. The students ...more

On November 25, Lt. Sullivan reported that Angel Santiago had turned himself in to Lowell Police. He was identified by Eric Mansfield, who was arrested for a recent automobile break-in at the state park in Carlisle, in connection with a prior automobile break-in in Carlisle. ...more

The Carlisle Board of Appeals will be reviewing a special permit request for David and Carol Valchuis for their property at 1756 Monument Street at the board's next meeting on Thursday, December 5, at 8 p.m. in the Heald Room at Town Hall. ...more

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito