The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 9, 2004


ARE YOU OK? A daily telephone calling system, generated by the Carlisle Police Department, designed for elders who need to be checked on, saved the life of a Carlisle resident last month. After not answering the initial phone call, the system called back two more times. Then the police dispatcher sent a police officer to the home to do a well being check. ...more

Larry Bearfield and Robin Emerson of Carlisle Center Ventures appeared before the Board of Selectmen on January 6 to request approval of a Common Victualler's License for Ferns Country Store. Chair Tim Hult observed that this is the first application in Carlisle for such a license. No one present could recall a Victualler's license being issued many years ...more

The non-profit Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) has announced that it has secured an option to purchase 45 acres of the Benfield property, located off South Street. According to CCF member Greg Peterson, the foundation will offer the property to the town for purchase, with a recommendation that CPA funds be used to cover all costs. CCF further recommends ...more

Until Ferns Country Store opens, submissions to the Mosquito can be mailed to Box 616 or dropped in the white mailbox in front of our office door at 872 Westford Street. Please do not use the mailbox on the road. ...more


Fire Chief Konig retired and David Flannery became the new Fire Chief on January 1, as announced earlier. ...more

The Town Hall was filled with a veritable Who's Who of Carlisle town government at the All-Boards meeting hosted by the Board of Selectmen on December 16. It was as if the Selectmen threw a party and everybody showed up. For some groups, it was the only opportunity to publicly laud their achievements over the past year — and to stress the need for more ...more

The custodian on duty the day after Christmas discovered a small electrical fire by the lower gym at Concord-Carlisle High School. "It was a short circuit in the boiler room," Concord-Carlisle Principal Art Dulong explained on the phone. The custodian smelled something burning, he said, and found the fire in the boiler room's large electrical panel, ...more

In a brief year-end session on December 18 the Conservation Commission heard a doggedly upbeat Mark Duffy describe a notably downbeat twelve months. Victim of a triple economic whammy, Carlisle's sole dairy farmer and cranberry grower reported that burgeoning berry crops from Canada and Iowa have flooded an already glutted market, while dairy prices dipped ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 730 Concord Street ...more

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