The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 18, 2003


Twelve candidates for town offices and about 25 involved Carlisle residents put civic responsibility above the pleasures of spring cleanup to participate in a Candidates Forum sponsored by the Concord Carlisle League of Women Voters. There were few surprises at the Sunday afternoon meeting as candidates and questioners alike addressed pressing issues such ...more

After 15 months, 18 drafts of proposed regulations, and more than a few confrontations between the Board of Health (BOH) and owners of large domestic animals, the battle over a new, potentially burdensome set of animal management regulations suddenly seems to be over. At its April 10 meeting the board set aside draft 18 and listened to what the citizens proposed ...more

The Concord girl who was attacked walking home from her friend's house on April 10 is making a good recovery at home and should be back at school after April vacation, according to Arthur Dulong, CCHS principal, who said he spoke with the girl's father on Monday. ...more

Two Carlisle policemen were honored at the seventh annual U.S. Attorney's Office Agent Award Ceremony on April 4 for outstanding investigative work. Lieutenant John Sullivan and Inspector Scott Barnes received the award at a ceremony at the Federal Courthouse for their investigation of the kidnapping of a Brook Street resident in April, 1998. The kidnapping ...more

The CCHS Concert and Repertory Bands each earned a gold medal at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) State Festival on April 5 and 6. This was the Concert Band's eleventh consecutive gold and the Repertory Band's first. ...more

Teachers' salaries at CCHS have provoked considerable discussion. In a June 21, 2002 Mosquito article reporter Nancy Pierce compared salaries at suburban districts. She concluded: ...more

On April 8, Shawn Worcester of the New England Solid Waste Committee (NESWC) presented the selectmen with contract options for town waste disposal after the current contract expires in 2005. Carlisle could potentially save over $100,000 per year under the new contract. ...more

After many years in the planning, a project to construct footpaths connecting the town center will come before voters at Town Meeting on May 5. How to rally public support for the pedestrian and bike path Warrant Article was the subject of the open meeting held by the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee on Monday night. ...more

With money drying up and housing starts slowing down, the Conservation Commission is currently spending less time on regulatory matters arising from its wetlands protection function, and is able to devote more time to its responsibilities as the landlord of Carlisle's conservation lands. ...more

Correction: A good story bears repeating, but the BOA story that ran in last week's issue ("Nextel still looking for cell tower site") was old news, from April 2002. The intended report from the April 4, 2003 BOA meeting is below. We apologize. ...more

The Regional School Committee learned on April 9 that an audit report identified some dormant accounts with sufficient funds to pay for the construction of new student parking spaces. ...more

At the April 8 Carlisle School Committee meeting, committee member Paul Morrison presented a report on the potential site for the waste water treatment facility on the Carlisle School campus. The Carlisle Public School spends $900 per month to pump the current septic system, which failed a Title 5 inspection in 1996. The plant is still part of the 1990s school ...more

Resignation. The Regional School Committee (RSC)earned that CCHS Business Manager Deirdre Farrell resigned. She accepted a position in Newburyport. ...more

Award presentation. Massachusetts Senator Susan Fargo presented fourth grader Morgan Evans with a certificate of achievement to commend her for her New Year's card design, which was chosen in a contest sponsored by Senator Fargo. Attending were Morgan and her parents Susan and Scott Evans, her brother, Marshall, her teacher Deb O'Halloran, and ...more

A temporary skateboard park, approved at the April 9 Regional School Committee meeting, will be installed at the end of June at the Concord-Carlisle High School. At a future date, it will be replaced by a permanent structure. Abutters of the school, who were never consulted on plans for the project, expressed strong opposition to the installation of a permanent ...more

The Carlisle School Committee heard on April 8 that Business Manager Steve Moore successfully negotiated a new three-year school bus contract with Bedford Charter Service, with a fixed 1.56% increase for the next three years. ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

6:30 New England Forestry ...more

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