The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 14, 2003


An anonymous threatening message was left on the answering machine at the assessors' office late Friday, January 31. It was played for the first time when town offices opened on Monday, February 3 and Carlisle Police were contacted immediately. Police chief David Galvin says police have maintained a "heightened presence" at Town Hall since the threat ...more

Carlisle Woods is the name chosen by the Massapoag Real Estate Development Corporation for a 12-unit housing development planned on a four-acre parcel at 926 Maple Street. Town administrator Madonna McKenzie announced the project at the board's February 11 meeting and it will be brought up at the selectmen's next meeting. ...more

Politics in its most basic form is a conflict over competing values between committed individuals. On February 5, the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) and the Carlisle Finance Committee clashed over their respective missions to maintain current services and high educational standards at CCHS versus developing a budget that the Carlisle community ...more

The teachers' contract at Concord-Carlisle High School drives approximately half of the school's budget. This contract, which is up for renewal this year, establishes both the pay scale for teachers as well as the teacher work rules. ...more

The recreation commission presented its budget to the finance committee on February 5 and took the opportunity to review its mission and performance. ...more

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen voted at their February 11 meeting to accept the pedestrian and bike safety advisory committee's Town Footpath Plan and agreed to take the plan to the Spring Town Meeting for a vote of public support. The selectmen will ask the town for $150,000 in bonding authority to finance the pathway construction. Selectmen Tim Hult said ...more

Hart Farm Road

Builder Mike Durand and septic installer Paul Cohen of Mainstream, Inc. came to the board of health meeting on February 6 with a problem. It seems that the board had not been called to do a final inspection before the septic system at Lot 9A Hart Farm Road was complete and the town building inspector Bob Koning would not issue an occupancy certificate. ...more

At the CCHS budget hearing on February 5, FinCom members noted the disproportionate growth in the cost of mandated special education (SPED) Programs. SPED comprises 17% of the FY04 budget and is growing at a rate of 21.9%, versus a growth rate of approximately 7% for all other expenses. Currently, there are 194 SPED students that the school district must fund ...more

Donations. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson announced several donations to the Carlisle Public Schools. Burt Rubenstein of Nickles Lane donated a Lexmark printer for the library, Michelle Sobin of Cutter's Ridge donated an iBook computer for the health/fitness program, Brian Schmidt of Rutland Street donated a laserjet toner cartridge, and ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes ...more

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