The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 16, 2003


The votes are in! On Tuesday, May 13, Carlisle and Concord voters approved similar Proposition 2-1/2 overrides, thereby establishing CCHS funding at $16,136,558 for next year. ...more

Although the news about the economy was all bad last year, the two questions on last Tuesday's ballot asked for relatively little money and both passed. Sixty-one percent of Carlisle voters said yes to Question 1, approving an override of $189,429 to provide additional funding for Concord-Carlisle High School. Fortunately, Concord agreed, passing override ...more

Department of Public Works Superintendent Gary Davis is a man of few words when it comes to replacement of the collapsed culvert on Maple Street. So if anyone is hoping to resume use of that scenic route from East Street to Bedford Road sometime soon, he shouldn't count on its being open. Granted that some residents of Maple Street are happy with the year-long ...more

Although forest management has been on the Conservation Commmission's agenda nine times between 1993 and 1997, according to Conservation Administrator Sylvia Willard there has been no follow-up on the discussions that occurred during those years. That is about to change. Following a recent presentation by the New England Forestry Foundation, ConsCom unanimously ...more

Great Brook Estates. Albert Ira Gould and Betsy Goldenberg requested an extension permit for Great Brook Estates. The work for which they need an extension is essentially complete, but cannot be finished until work on the road which is a common driveway is completed. ConsCom said they will issue a permit order when some missing wetland flagging ...more

The Planning Board welcomed Fire Chief Dave Flannery for a get-acquainted visit with board members on May 12. ...more

It was a delectable chocolate and vanilla ice cream cake with the inscription "Thank You Kate" that administrative assistant Anja Stam presented to outgoing chair Kate Reid at the May 12 Planning Board meeting. Reid recently drew some chuckles at Town Meeting by observing that, "The Planning Board members currently serve a term of five years. ...more

Most of us learn about basic health care from our families and teachers in childhood. We are taught to wash our hands before we eat, to cover our mouths when we sneeze, to clean and dress minor wounds, etc. In this tradition children growing up in Carlisle also need to learn how to prevent Lyme dis-ease. The thing about Lyme disease that makes it different ...more

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) got a spirited "snapshot" of the kindergarten philosophy and program by the four kindergarten teachers on Tuesday evening, May 6. CSC members were quizzed throughout the presentation by teacher Karen Morse, which gave them the flavor and liveliness of the instructional program. "What are the numbers between ...more

School Business Manager Steve Moore presented his recommendations for school fees for the FY2003-2004 school year to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on May 6. The fees will be set next month, after discussions with the school committee and superintendent. Moore feels that fees for full-day kindergarten, athletics, and seventh- and eighth-grade bus transportation ...more

Appreciating teachers. In honor of Teachers' Appreciation Week, Carlisle School Committee (CSC) Chair Suzanne Whitney Smith read a letter of appreciation she has sent to all teachers in the school. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson added, "We are fortunate to have such a competent and highly professional staff." ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes and agenda ...more

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito