The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 25, 2004


The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) voted on Tuesday, June 22 to ratify two new teacher contacts. According to Andrei Joseph, president of the Concord-Carlisle Teacher's Association (CCTA), the union had ratified the contracts the previous evening. Two contracts were necessary due to the expiration of the previous contract a year ago, and ...more

The eight members of the Benfield Parcel A Task Force assessed the challenge the town has given them at an organizational meeting on June 21. They have been charged to come up with a plan for development of approximately 19 acres of the 46-acre Benfield property, their only guidance being the Town Meeting vote that instructed them to include plans for "up ...more

The Minuteman Regional School Committee, in a unanimous decision, voted to appoint William F. Callahan of Woburn, Mass. the next Superintendent-Director of Minuteman Regional Vocational School District. Callahan, the current principal at the regional high school, will assume the role and duties of superintendent on September 1 upon the retirement of 28-year ...more

Representatives of the Pedestrian & Bike Safety Advisory Committee, who had reason to anticipate a relatively easy time before the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom), found themselves in a very different position at the June 10 meeting. Mary Lynn Booth and recently-elected Selectman Deb Belanger were seeking a Negative Determination of Applicability, ...more

When planning to build on, or otherwise alter, an area that includes a wetland and/or any portion of the 100-foot buffer zone that surrounds it, a landowner is required to proceed in one of two ways. Both call for a visit to the Conservation Commission office to file application forms that will later be presented at a public hearing. ...more

A Fall Special Town Meeting is tentatively planned for Monday, October 18, 2004 with Town Elections on Tuesday November 2. The Town Meeting may be needed to vote on funds for the Town Hall HVAC system repairs and make an adjustment to the $1.3 million voted in 2003 for the Carlisle School Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWT). The 2004 Spring Town Meeting voted ...more

The Planning Board again met on June 14 to hear the response of AT&T and the telecommunications companies to the board's conditions for the construction and maintenance of the 189-foot wireless communications tower and facilities on the Anderegg property at 871 Bedford Road. The cell companies objected to eight of the 27 conditions, which are now still ...more

New officers. New members of the Planning Board, Ray Bahr, Kent Gonzales and Peter Stuart, attended their first meeting since being elected to their positions. The board unanimously voted to maintain Louise Hara as Planning Board Chair. David Freedman was appointed the vice chair. Rich Boulé becomes the treasurer and Peter Stuart Planning ...more

Carlisle Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson informed the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on June 16 that Co-Principal Andy Goyer will be retiring this June. "We thank you for all the service you have done all these years," she said to Goyer, who was not at the meeting. ...more

Parent fees are here to stay at both the Carlisle Public School (CPS) and Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS). Though many fees were originally implemented as temporary stop-gaps to prevent program cuts, they have become an accepted cost of being a public school parent in Carlisle. For the 2004-05 school year, existing fees will remain with some increases ...more

Systems Thinking book. Superintendent Davida Fox-Melanson announced the publication of the Systems Thinking book, The Shape of Change by Carlisle School Systems mentors Alan Ticotsky and Rob Quaden. School Committee member Wendell Sykes asked who the target audience is. "It's a workbook for teachers, to use for students," explained ...more

Damp weather moved the Carlisle Middle School eighth-grade graduation ceremony indoors on Friday evening, June 18, but it did not dampen the spirits of the class of 2004. The 101 graduating eighth graders, dressed up in jackets, ties and fancy dresses and led by seventh- grade marshalls Joey Davin and Brittany Geoffroy, processed to their seats on the stage ...more

Back Hoe Service - stump removal and grading, drainage systems, gravel driveway. Fully insured. Free estimates. 1-978-263-7789; cell:1-978-833-6719. ...more

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes: 6/14/04 ...more

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