The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 28, 2003


What compels people to board a bus to go to a Peace March in New York City? For me, the single-minded push of the Bush administration to go to war in Iraq regardless of inspectors' findings, NATO allies' reservations and without diplomatic efforts, seemed wrong. War is not a football match with people cheering on the sidelines. Innocent women and children ...more

While town employees hold their breath, Carlisle police are still waiting for Verizon to release information from the phone logs for the assessors' office for January 31 when a threatening message was left on the assessors' answering machine. ...more

On February 12, Ron Fitzgerald of the Minuteman Regional High School responded to a request from the FinCom to explain a substantial increase in the Carlisle assessment for FY04. The FinCom had hoped to keep the Minuteman budget at the $87,297 level of FY03, but received information the assessment would be $129,371 (lowered to $120,661 after an error was ...more

With four months left in this fiscal year state aid has been cut while expenditures, including snow and ice removal, are running higher than expected. So far, the magnitude of the shortfall is manageable, but Carlisle officials are keeping their fingers crossed that no other budget insults occur. ...more

Carlisle's planning board has begun an overhaul of the town's Master Plan with the help of a $30,000 state grant and a professional planning consultant. According to George Mansfield, the planning board's administrator, the new Master Plan will be a blueprint for future zoning, economic development, housing, and conservation efforts in Carlisle. It will attempt ...more

On February 25, Walter Eriksen, manager of Massapoag Real Estate Development Corporation, described his proposed 12-unit subdivision to be built on 4.37 acres off Maple Street. He has filed an application with MassHousing to determine the project's eligibility for a Chapter 40B comprehensive permit. Such a permit would free the development from many local ...more

Carlisle residents are invited to the Tuesday, March 11 meeting of the Community Education Advisory Committee, at 5:15 p.m. in the Spalding Conference Room. This open meeting will focus on Carlisle-Concord connections and community education, with a conversation about how the regional school district's Adult & Community Education program can best serve ...more

Remember the old card catalog, flipping through the drawers for just the right title? It really doesn't seem like that long ago but it is highly unlikely that today's children have ever seen one, or ever will. ...more

After many months, the search for a new superintendent for the Concord Public Schools and the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School was down to three finalists. A 22-member search committee, working with search consultant James Walsh, had selected the three women from a pool of 25 local and national applicants. All had experience as superintendents of schools. ...more

Carlisle's solid waste disposal contract runs out in 2005 and on February 11 and 25 town administrator Madonna McKenzie briefed the board of selectmen on preliminary negotiations for a contract renewal. Carlisle is one of the 23 communities that comprise the North East Solid Waste Committee (NESWC). These towns all dispose of waste at the incinerator facility ...more

Pony club events. The pony club requested approval for a fund raising event at the Foss Farm pony ring to be held on May 4, as well as for a series of pony club events during July and August. Melissa Webster, accompanied by Cynthia Craft and Jackie Jacobs, presented the proposal for the pony club. She stated that proceeds from the event would ...more

A special meeting of the Carlisle Finance Committee held on February 24 provided insight into the priorities and concerns of each committee member. Throughout January and February the committee heard presentations from all town departments regarding cuts that would have to be made to meet the FinCom's preliminary guideline for next year's (FY04) budget ...more

WIQH, 88.3 FM, is the student-run radio station at the Concord Carlisle High School. The station is on the air from 1:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 11:00 a.m until 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays. ...more

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