The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 28, 2003


At their meetings on March 18 and 25, the Carlisle Board of Selectmen finalized the 29 Warrant articles for the Spring Town Meeting, and two questions for the spring town ballot. Question 1 will ask the voters to fund an override of $189,429 for the high school operating budget. Question 2 will ask the voters to fund $150,000 in debt exclusion to begin a multi-year ...more

Eighty-five people gathered at the school cafeteria on Saturday morning, March 22, to participate in a community forum, part of the planning board's effort to update Carlisle's master plan for zoning, development and transportation. The three-hour meeting was hosted jointly by the planning board and the local League of Women Voters and led by Ezra Glenn and ...more

Betsy Bilodeau, chair of the regional school committee (RSC), expressed her frustration on Monday night after the Concord Selectmen voted to offer three override choices for funding the FY04 high school budget. Carlisle voters will be offered just one override option. The goal was to get both towns to agree to one override number, to avoid a costly Joint Town ...more

Warrant asks tax relief for seniors

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen has accepted several Warrant articles that will offer voters the opportunity to increase tax assistance for senior citizens. ...more

Town caucus finds candidates for all open positions

The required quorum of 25 was easily achieved as 50 town residents attended the town caucus on Monday evening. Carlisle Town Clerk Sarah Andreassen opened the proceedings by asking for nominations for a moderator and clerk for the caucus. Howard Hensleigh and Judy Larson were elected unanimously to the respective positions. ...more

On March 19, the Carlisle Bike/Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee briefed the FinCom on an upcoming Warrant article that would provide funding for a network of pathways in Carlisle. A divided FinCom told the committee that there was support for a small pathway project, but that more work was required before the FinCom could recommend support. ...more

A group of fifth- and sixth-graders made a presentation to the participants at the planning forum, asking residents to support their proposal for the building of a small skateboarding park in town. Fifth-graders Kerrie Bourque, Connor Deignan, and Justin Morgan and sixth-grader Joey Davin read a statement describing the need for a safe, supervised area for ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education Advisory Committee came to Carlisle School on Tuesday, March 11, to seek ideas and opinions from town residents. Chair Louise Haldeman said, "The committee serves both towns and is looking for ways to better serve the community." The bulk of the evening courses are located in the Concord-Carlisle ...more

Since stepping in as business manager of the Carlisle School in January, Steve Moore has been busy negotiating a new bus contract, helping to shape the budget for next year and keeping the business side of the school running smoothly. ...more

The Red Balloon Nursery School was recently granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This prestigious recognition has been achieved by approximately 6% of early childhood programs nationwide. ...more

If you are planning to drive to Great Brook State Park this year, be prepared to pay a $2 parking fee or $35 for a season pass. Park superintendent Ray Faucher, speaking at the conservation breakfast earlier this month, said the new fees have been talked about for four to five years at the state level and will go into effect this spring. The season pass is ...more

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