The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 23, 2004


A capacity crowd filled the Heald Room at Town Hall on January 14 when the Community Preservation Act Committee (CPC) met to discuss the process of purchasing Benfield Parcel A (see Mosquito, January 16). As previously reported, the Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) has secured an option to purchase 45 acres (Parcel A) of the Benfield property off South ...more

Two Carlisle School first-grade classes that have been in makeshift quarters in the school library for two weeks are expected to return to their classrooms today. The classrooms had extensive damage from a pipe that burst last week after the sub-zero weather. The carpets in Mrs. Walker's and Ms. Clark's classrooms still need to be replaced, but old asbestos ...more

On January 14, a record cold night in Carlisle, the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) examined the cold hard budget issues facing the Carlisle Public School (CPS). In a time of declining state aid and increasing but unfunded state and federal educational requirements, the town will struggle to maintain "level services" in FY05. However, a newly ...more

The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) granted a food service permit to Ferns Country Store in the center of Carlisle for the remainder of 2004. No waivers were issued, although the permit excludes pizza service. ...more

The Board of Appeals (BOA) had one major question when they opened the hearing in December on the proposed 40B development known as Carlisle Woods. That question was whether there was some legal access or right-of-way to this land-locked property to which the developer has rights. That question was answered by Town Counsel Richard Hucksam on January 15 with ...more

Debra Hood from the TV series This Old House appeared at the Board of Health (BOH) meeting January 15 to discuss acquiring the property at 730 Concord Street. Hood said she wanted to understand the process of acquiring the property, from the BOH's view. While she had no plans to present, Hood said This Old House was thinking the ...more

Property owner Scott Henderson again appeared before the Planning Board on January 12 to discuss how to mitigate the damages done from his removal of some stone walls and trees along the Brook Street scenic roadway to accommodate the construction of a septic system and concrete barrier wall on his property. Henderson brought forth a plan, which included a ...more

For the third time in as many meetings, the proposed Finance Department reorganization received a less-than-enthusiastic response from the Board of Selectmen. Town Treasurer Larry Barton appeared before the Selectmen once again on January 13 with a reorganization plan for the Carlisle Finance Department. Summing it up as to where we are now, Barton sees ...more

The Carlisle Recreation Commission (RecCom) appeared informally before the Planning Board on January 12 with a draft of public bid documents prepared by the engineering firm of Stamski & McNary, which proposed an expansion of the parking and tennis courts at the Banta-Davis Fields. The Commission appeared at its own request and was seeking the input of ...more

"Carlisle's Induction Program adds an extraordinary benefit to the teachers and classroom and continuity of the strong curriculum," Stephen Bober, seventh grade language arts teacher and advocate for the mentoring program, told the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) Wednesday, January 7. Of 12 new teachers in 1997, only four remain; three remain of ...more

Literacy Specialists Susan Helenius- LaPorte and Donna Clapp gave a very complete presentation to the Carlisle School Committee meeting Wednesday, January 7 on their roles as literacy specialists in the Carlisle School's language arts curriculum. The report showed the strong collaboration of the two teachers and how seamlessly the two move between students ...more

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