The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 27, 2003


Maybe it was the long-awaited arrival of summer that kept people away. Perhaps the front page article in the Mosquito the previous week satisfied everyone's curiosity. Or maybe it was "cell tower fatigue" after years of heated debate with no results to show for it. Whatever the reason, only a dozen or so townsfolk showed up on June 23 at the Planning ...more

Focus group analyzes economic development needs
What do a 150-unit senior-living apartment development, cell towers and a coffee house/pub have in common? They are three of the most compelling solutions suggested by participants at the June 17 economic development focus group conducted by the Carlisle Planning Board and the Community Development Plan Steering Committee. Solutions to what, you ask? Solutions ...more

School Business Manager Steve Moore told the Carlisle School Committee that the school expects to finish the fiscal year on budget, despite significant fiscal challenges. Since January, he reported, the school's conservative approach to spending, preparing for worst-case situations, seems to have been successful. "The final expenditure of $7,216,014 remains ...more

One resident, who had received two previous warnings for parking in a handicapped space at the school, was surprised last week to be handed a $100 fine for doing it a third time. State law sets the fine at $100, although police may give warning, according to police chief David Galvin. ...more

At the June 24 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee, Acting CCHS Super-intendent Eugene Thayer said he felt it was premature to predict whether the current year budget will result in a deficit. "We may end in the black, because of a special education refund from the state," he explained. Committee member Betsy Bilodeau added, ...more

When the new school year starts in September there will be some new faces and a great many familiar ones. On Tuesday evening, June 17, the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) renewed a number of administrative contracts and and reviewed new hires and position changes. ...more

At the annual meeting of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) on June 5, Bernie McHugh, Coordinator of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition, addressed more than fifty Carlisle residents, town officials and interested citizens, reviewing the successes and activities of the Coalition, which represents a combined membership of more than 125,000 Massachusetts ...more

· Superintendent's Report. This is a busy time, Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson told the Carlisle School committee (CSC) on June 17. The seventh grade and student council have been involved in a food drive for the Open Table. Nancy Garden the speaker for the Open Forum was highlighted on the cover of the School Library Journal. The eighth grade ...more

The Carlisle School Council summarized its final report for the year to the Carlisle School Committee on June 17. This year the council hoped to acquaint the Carlisle community with several programs that make the school special and unique, specifically the school's media and library center. ...more

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