The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 14, 2003


Those who came to the Special Town Meeting Monday night apparently had their minds made up. After only one question, voters approved the nearly $1.3 million for a new wastewater treatment plant for the Carlisle School, by a vote of 195 to 1. Now the capital project needs approval by a majority of voters at the ballot box at Town Hall next Tuesday, November ...more

It was the shortest Town Meeting in recent memory under 45 minutes. Town Moderator Tom Raftery had little opportunity to use his newly elected powers as he presided over his first gathering on Monday evening. Advocates of two Warrant Articles were encouraged to expound on their subject of expertise, if for no other reason than to fill the dead time. ...more

Two 16-year-old Westford girls were rescued from what Carlisle Fire Chief David Flannery called "a very precarious" situation last Friday night at about 7:30 p.m. The girls were driving eastbound on Westford Road and failed to negotiate the turn at Curve Street. Their vehicle went off the road and rolled over with the girls pinned inside and under ...more

After threatening to levy a penalty for initiating construction in a wetland buffer zone without a permit, the Conservation Commission has opted to give the offenders a chance to reduce its severity through proof of contrition. The applicants, Michael and Laura Baliestiero, and their professional advisors, were absent as the commission imposed stiff conditions ...more

At the November 6 Conser-vation Commission meeting, chair Tricia Smith opened the decision phase on an ex post facto filing submitted by Laura and Michael Baliestiero. The Notice of Intent to build was submitted August 13 and covered substantial construction already underway at 157 Berry Corner Lane. After reviewing the chronology of events associated with ...more

Article 1 Wastewater Treatment Facility ...more

Town Treasurer Larry Barton returned to the November 4 Selectmen's meeting after three weeks of "pushing the numbers" with regard to paying down debt on the Hutchins-Robbins Fields on Curve Street (Wang-Coombs Land). It was during the Selectmen's meeting on October 14 that Barton disclosed that money taken out of the Stabilization Fund to pay down ...more

Selectmen continue to puzzle over ways to enforce the speed limit on West Street. Superintendent of Public Works Gary Davis attended the Selectmen's October 28 meeting in hopes of arriving at a mutually agreeable solution. Heidi Harring of West Street had previously opposed the four-way stop sign at Acton and West Streets because of the resulting traffic noise ...more

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) "is committed to a regional vision, regional solutions and regional problems" according to Marc Draisen, MAPC executive director. MAPC's commitment to regional representation was evidenced at an October 29 workshop which marked the inauguration of the MetroFuture project, which is expected to continue ...more

Concord-Carlisle Assistant Superintendent Dr. Nadine Binkley has been chosen as the new superintendent of the Peabody Schools. According to The Salem News, the Peabody School Committee voted 6-1 on November 3 to offer Binkley the position. The dissenting board member, while concerned about Binkley's lack of experience in leading a large school district of ...more

The Carlisle Finance Committee hearing for the Carlisle Public School is on January 14, chair of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) David Dockterman told the School Committee members at their regular meeting on November 5. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson said, "The early reports of the actual numbers represents a grave concern. With the very early ...more

Superintendent's report. Carlisle School Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson said the middle school reports are out, the math league has begun, and the second grade has celebrated the birthday of the United Nations. $12,000 has been realized from the gift wrap sales and the Halloween Parade was a great success. During a recent visit to a classroom ...more

At the request of property owner Scott Henderson, the Planning Board held a hearing on October 27 to review the removal of approximately 100 feet of stone wall and one or more 30-inch pine trees within the town's right-of-way adjacent to 511 Brook Street. Carlisle Tree Warden and Superintendent of Public Works Gary Davis was also present. ...more

"Unfortunately fiscal year 2005 is going to be another challenging year for our town financially," says chair Lisa Jensen-Fellows of the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom), which recently issued its preliminary guideline allowing less than a 0.5% increase in town budgets. "State aid is expected to fall again and new growth is forecast to slow ...more

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