The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 16, 2004


At the Special Town Caucus held Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, it took no more than five minutes for Debra Belanger of Palmer Way to be nominated to run for the recently vacated seat on the Board of Selectmen due to the death of Vivian Chaput. ...more

The heavy rains that caused the washout on North Road (front page photo last week) are also preventing DPW Superintendent Gary Davis from beginning the repair. In a telephone interview earlier this week, Davis said the area is still under water and the continuing rain is adding to the problem, so not even a preliminary assessment is possible until the water ...more

Last Saturday, 212 of Carlisle's upstanding residents met with a rude surprise at the gates of the transfer station when a police officer informed them they would not be allowed in without a current green dump sticker. They had to go back to the police station on Lowell Street and get the $15 sticker; there was no way they could dump their trash without it. ...more

Last week the Mosquito reported incorrectly that "Curves," a franchised women's fitness center, may be coming to 1 River Road. In fact, Carlisle resident Gail MacLeod has received a special permit from the Board of Appeals to operate "Shapes," a fitness center for women that will include ten exercise machines, alternating with ten running ...more

Political advertising policy was the hottest issue on the minds of Mosquito readers who attended the annual editorial review last Monday. Four Carlisle residents joined the board of directors of Carlisle Communications, Inc., the non-profit parent organization that publishes the Carlisle Mosquito, to offer suggestions and criticisms of content and policies ...more

Lately, Carlisle has become a popular setting for a variety of film projects, including: ...more

· Facility use report. Many organizations use the Carlisle School facility, reported Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds David Flannery, presenting the 2002-2003 Facility Use Report. Highest usage was by the Carlisle Girl and Boy Scouts, Carlisle Recreation Commission, Destination Imagination, Savoyard Opera Company, the seventh-grade play, and ...more

Rebuffed last week by the Board of Selectmen in an attempt to secure partial funding for repairs to the deteriorating cottage on the Greenough Conservation Land, the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) chose to remove its Warrant Article to that effect from the Annual Town Meeting agenda. The mood was sober as the commission met April 8 to assess the impact ...more

· Hart Farm Road. The commission huddled with enterprising applicants who had drafted their own specifications for a modest construction project. Gisela and Gregory Bondick unveiled a plan for a pet enclosure and grading in an area that has failed to drain. "It is literally a lake right now and clearly will always be somewhat wet," said ...more

As part of the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association's (MICCA) "Stars at Symphony" celebration, the Carlisle School's senior band performed at Symphony Hall in Boston on Saturday, April 10. This concert was the crowning achievement of an unusually active performance season, beginning with the traditional winter concert in early ...more

All five members of the Carlisle School Fine Arts Department were obviously enjoying themselves as they presented a program overview to the Carlisle School Committee on April 7. "How many school committees ask the fine arts to make a presentation?" asked music teacher Tom O'Halloran. After introducing Megan Fitzharris, David Negrin, Courtney Hadley, ...more

7:30 p.m. Town Hall

7:30 Minutes, agenda items ...more

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