The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 13, 2002

News

An article in the Mosquito last spring (see "Buyers wanted for Carlisle's million-dollar houses," March 1, 2002) identified a problem with the mix of single-family homes on the market in Carlisle: too many were listed for more than $1 million, while too few were offered in the mid-range. Three real estate brokers gave their perspectives on where ...more

It's not much, but it's a start. Last spring Town Meeting voted to enable Carlisle's participation in two programs that offer tax relief to qualified senior citizens. On Tuesday, Liz Jewell of the Carlisle Senior Tax Advisory Committee explained to the board of selectmen how the programs — the Aid to Elderly and Disabled Fund and the Senior Tax Voucher ...more

The Carlisle Finance Committee met on December 3 to finalize their guideline for the fiscal year 2004 (FY04) town budget, recognizing that given a number of uncertainties, revisions to this "final" guideline budget are highly likely. Further reductions in state aid and a slow-down in real estate growth may necessitate additional cuts. In addition, ...more

Imagine owning a house which is split in two by the boundary that runs between Carlisle and Concord. Further imagine the need for a special permit to build an addition to one's house — two boards of appeals, two boards of health and even two addresses. Fortunately David and Carol Valchuis of 1756 Monument or 88 Chestnut Street seem to be before the last ...more

Through the Community Teamwork Fuel Assistance Program, Carlisle's elderly may be able to get help with the following heating expenses: gas, oil, electric, kerosene, wood or money towards your rent (if your heat is included). ...more

Congratulations to Sandy Kelly. Carlisle School head librarian Sandy Kelly has received her national board certification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards establishes benchmarks for professional performance and does performance-based assessments to demonstrate application of the standards. According to the NBPTS web site, ...more

At the December 3 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee, chairman Suzanne Whitney Smith asked for help in responding to an e-mail from a Carlisle resident who asked for additional information on special education in the Carlisle School. Whitney Smith said the resident was concerned about the high cost of special education in the school, and ...more


2002 The Carlisle Mosquito