The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 10, 2003


"How can a house I paid $200,000 for be worth so much?" ...more

On Tuesday, September 30, a 17-year-old Concord resident and a member of the senior class of Concord-Carlisle High School was arrested for bringing a BB gun to school, along with a small amount of marijuana. He was charged with possession of a firearm, possession of a class D substance and disturbing the peace. ...more

School to ask for wastewater plant at Fall Town Meeting
Project delayed seven years by litigation, site selection

Seven years after the Carlisle School's septic system was declared in technical failure a new school wastewater treatment facility will finally go before voters at the Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 10. After a legal challenge that held up the project for years and months of tests and design work, school officials are hoping the town will vote to ...more

If you were looking carefully at the back page of the Mosquito last Friday, you would have seen the listing of new hours at the Carlisle Post Office, starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 11. As a follow-up to that notice we decided to speak to Carlisle Postmaster William Ponte to learn more about the changes that are being made. ...more

Superintendent's report. At the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting on Wednesday, October 1, Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson reported a list of events and initiatives that happen with the beginning of a new school year. The "Dialogues with Davida" meeting, open to members of the school community, has been a great success, she ...more

According to a press release sent by the Concord-Carlisle Teachers Association (CCTA) to local and Boston newspapers last Friday, the the faculty of Concord-Carlisle High School unanimously voted to hold up two required documents for the reaccreditation of the school by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This action was taken to put ...more

The search to replace Carlisle School Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson has begun in earnest. Last year, Fox-Melanson, who has held the position since 1992, gave notice that this would be her last year. ...more

Concord-Carlisle Assistant Super-intendent Dr. Nadine Binkley is one of two finalists for the job of Superintendent of Schools in Peabody, Massachusetts according to a report in the Northwest Weekly section of the Boston Globe. Binkley was hired as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Concord Public Schools and the Concord-Carlisle ...more

Carlisle Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson told the Carlisle School Committee that as of October 1, the date enrollments are officially recorded, there are 830 students at the school. ...more

There are no inexpensive and easy solutions to slow speeders on West Street and other Carlisle back roads, the Selectmen heard on September 23 from the Police and Fire Chiefs. ...more

Appointments. The Selectmen appointed John Kaufman the town's representative to the Mass. Alliance for Municipal Electric Choice and Mary Ann Kitrosser to fill the unexpired term of the late James Davis on the Historical Commission. ...more

One could almost hear a sigh of relief as the Board of Appeals was back to business-as-usual, hearing the simpler petitions from residents, rather than the complex deliberations on a comprehen-sive permit for the Lowell Street 40B development, which has occupied them for the last nine months. The residents' applications were all approved without controversy, ...more

The rules and conditions were crystal clear: If even one student disrupted the first dance of the school year by indulging in drugs or alcohol or engaging in violence, all dances for the 2003-2004 year at Concord-Carlisle High School would be cancelled. Unfortunately, even ruining the opportunity for the entire school to attend future dances was not enough ...more

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