The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 8, 2004


After scoring close to the top among all Massachusetts school districts for the past few years, the 2004 MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) results, released last month, held a few surprises for the Carlisle Public School. While many scores remained stellar, math scores for the fourth grade dropped significantly from previous years' levels, ...more

The First Religious Society church bell struck ten as it called the flock to Sunday morning worship, but some folks in Carlisle flocked instead to the Town Hall to participate in Planning Day II. Coffee and pastries from Ferns Country Store provided sustenance and the Benfield Task Force promised salvation in the form of affordable housing and active recreation. ...more

In preparation for Planning Day II, the Benfield Land Task Force met on Friday evening October 1 to review last- minute details and look over the responses to three Request for Quotations (RFQs) for designer services on the proposed multi-unit, multi-family affordable housing development. The Task Force sent out a total of 30 packages to interested parties ...more

In a letter dated September 28, Conservation Commission Chair Roy Watson gave official notice of that body's decision to return responsibility for management of the Greenough Land cottage and barn to the Board of Selectmen. Citing an eight-year history of study and frustration as changing commission personnel tried to find a productive, legally viable approach ...more

75 Westford Street. Architect Tim Hess of the architectural firm of Walter Platt appeared on behalf of Donna Krapf to present drawings and concept plans for a proposed garage that would be sited close to Church Street. Commission members focused on five areas that require further definition: the windows, copper-finish roof, fence, molding on ...more

Citing burdensome zoning regulations, Carlisle resident Gail MacLeod has given up her plan to open Shapes, a franchised women's fitness center, at 1 River Road in Carlisle. In April, MacLeod had received a special permit from the Board of Appeals for a "change of use" of the building. The Board of Health then required that water usage be ...more

Careful study of the text of the Rivers Act appears to have derailed plans for a three-car garage and storage shed on Mill Pond Lane. Architect Chip Dewing, arguing the case for a negative finding on a Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) filed by Norman and Piper Lind, presented the results of a complete flagging of the boundaries of a nearby ...more

November 2 is less than a month away, and this year's presidential election looks like it's going to guarantee a heavy voter turnout at Town Hall. According to Town Clerk Charlene Hinton, Carlisle has approximately 3,300 voters, and if this election is anything like the last one in 2000, at least 90% of them are expected to vote. We all love our historic ballot ...more

The crew that will make it all happen in Carlisle on November 2 is a dedicated group of election volunteers, headed and trained by Election Warden Harriet Fortier and Town Clerk Charlene Hinton and supported by the Carlisle Police Department. Fortier is responsible for organizing and executing the voting process, beginning with recruiting and training the ...more

7:30 P.M. Town Hall

7:30 Minutes, bill signing ...more

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito