The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 14, 2004


The first members of the Benfield Parcel A Planning Task Force were revealed at the Board of Selectmen meeting on May 11. The task force will consist of eight members and be assigned the planning process to develop affordable housing and a ballfield for Parcel A of the Benfield land on South Street. An amount of $50,000 was voted at the Special Town Meeting ...more

Hans Meeder, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education for the U.S. Office of Vocational and Adult Education, was the guest of honor at the Minuteman Regional High School on Wednesday, May 5. Meeder's office has begun an initiative to recognize "comprehensive" (academic and technical) vocational schools. ...more

Plans for the new Carlisle Public Schools wastewater treatment plant are proceeding smoothly except for one minor hitch. The access road to the facility, planned for the slope behind the school, is too steep as far as Fire Chief Dave Flannery is concerned. The 15% grade, as proposed by Hoyle, Tanner and Associates, designers of the facility, does not exceed ...more

Carlisle School Building Committee chair Paul Morrison told the Carlisle School Committee on May 3 that a permit for groundwater discharge has been granted by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the wastewater treatment facility for the Carlisle School. "I'm delighted," said Morrison. ...more

The fundraising success at the recent CEF/CSA (Carlisle Education Foundation/Carlisle School Association) auction in March has enabled the two organizations to donate $48,000 in learning materials and supplies to the Carlisle School. The bulk of the funds was raised by the live auction but also included over $5,400 raised by the "Wishing Tree." New ...more

On May 3, the Carlisle School Committee voted to approve the 2004-2005 school calendar. The new school year, which assumes five snow days, will begin on the day after Labor day, September 7, 2004, and end on June 28, 2005. ...more

School Choice. The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted unanimously not to participate in the School Choice program for the 2004-2005 school year, and to direct the Superintendent to inform appropriate state officials. The public hearing was held on April 7. This vote removes the school from any obligation to enroll non-resident students in ...more

This year the Carlisle Public School has participated in Title 1, a federal grant program, for the first time, fourth-grade teacher and Title 1 supervisor Susan Fitzgerald told the Carlisle School Committee on Monday, May 3. In previous years the amount of the grant did not warrant the work necessary to administer the program, but this year the school stood ...more

Tennis courts. A public hearing on the proposed Banta-Davis tennis courts continued at the May 11 Selectmen's meeting. "Responses have been positive. There are no open issues," said Recreation Commission Chair Maureen Tarca. The Planning Board recently voted to approve the tennis court site plan and recommended that a bike rack be ...more

Bruce Irving, executive producer of This Old House Productions, appeared before the Board of Selectmen at their May 11 meeting to request permission to hold a Designer's Showhouse. As most of the town residents know by now, This Old House Productions is currently working to renovate the house and barn at 730 Concord Street in Carlisle. Irving first apologized ...more

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