The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 30, 2004


Carlisle Police were involved in a high-speed chase last Friday, January 23, after a passing motorist on Heald Road reported a speeding car to the Carlisle Police. Alerting the Bedford Police by cell phone, Carlisle cruisers pursued the vehicle down Route 225 into Bedford where Robert Tocco, age 33, of Beverly, was arrested near the intersection of Carlisle ...more

Although agreeing that the town's $18 million budget needs better oversight and interdepartmental coordination, the decision to centralize all finance functions under one Finance Director did not come easy. On Tuesday evening, at the end of the fourth long discussion, the Board of Selectmen resolved their concerns about personnel costs and balance of power, ...more

Squeezed by double-digit increases in both special education and fixed costs, Concord-Carlisle School Superintendent Brenda Finn appeared before the Carlisle FinCom on January 21 to defend funding a 5.98% increase in the high school operating budget for the next fiscal year, FY05. The Level 2 budget, recommended by Finn and the Regional School Committee (RSC), ...more

A Special Town Meeting called for March 23 will ask the town to approve the purchase of 45 acres of land on South Street from the Benfield family to be used for recreation, affordable housing, and conservation. According to the Warrant, which is still open, the $2 million purchase would be financed entirely using Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds collected ...more

Larry Bearfield and Robin Emerson, owners of Ferns Country Store, appeared informally before the Historical Commission on Tuesday, January 27 and impressed the board with their approach to planning for their store. ...more

Physical education teachers Lynne Carmel and Margaret Heigl gave a presentation on a series of physical education "electives" to the Carlisle School Committee on January 21. Recognizing that some students would prefer to have alternatives to competitive sports during gym class, the team is testing a pilot program in two sections of eighth-grade students. ...more

Carlisle School Technology Integration teacher Cyd McCann unveiled the revised school Web site at the January 21 Carlisle School Committee meeting. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson, thrilled at the changes McCann demonstrated, remarked, "For us, you are light years ahead." During the presentation McCann gave credit to School Librarian Sandy Kelly, ...more

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