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Friday, October 15, 2004


Momentary outages may be a thing of the past

I had almost forgotten that my old VCR starts flashing "12:00" after a power failure, but during the summer I kept getting reminded. Why wasn't I noticing the lights going out? Evidently most of these outages were very short. ...more

On Tuesday, the Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 to appoint Barbara Bjornson of 38 Prospect Street to fill the vacancy on the Finance Committee due to the recent resignation of Bret Bero. Bjornson, with a background in financial management, will serve the remainder of Bero's term which ends at the close of the 2006 Annual Town Meeting. This brings the FinCom back ...more

The Massachusetts State Laboratory confirmed a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a domestic animal in Carlisle on October 8. EEE is a mosquito-borne illness, which has been on the rise recently in Eastern Massachusetts. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) the risk of transmission of EEE virus is greatest in August and ...more

357 Brook St. and 455 East Riding Drive. Two lots or one?

Frederick and Eleanor Bentley have lived in town for 40 years, at 357 Brook Street and 455 East Riding Drive. They currently own two houses which exist on one legal undersized lot. In the early 60s the Bentleys moved into a new house at 357 Brook Street. Around 1973, the applicant applied for and was granted a building permit, to finish an existing building ...more

One of the more unpleasant aspects of serving on the Board of Selectmen is being asked to referee a feud between neighbors. This was the case at the October 12 meeting when Jay Acquaviva and Peter Burn, of 193 and 223 Partridge Lane respectively, appeared before the Selectmen to argue over a tree. The pine tree, which Burn has always considered his own, was ...more

Tribute to Helen Flannery. Chair Tim Hult of the Board of Selectmen began their October 12 meeting with a tribute to Helen Flannery. The mother of David Flannery, Carlisle's Fire Chief, Mrs. Flannery died this past week after residing on Concord Street in Carlisle for 49 years. Hult said, "She raised five children, and they, in turn, cared ...more

The League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle invites the public to a Candidates Forum on Sunday, October 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium. The moderator will be Rick Frese, Professor of Government at Bentley College. Candidates for State Representative of the 14th Middlesex District are Rep. Cory Atkins, incumbent from Concord ...more

Acton residents have been alerted after two sexual attacks on residents last week. A release by the Acton Police Department says on October 4 a resident was opening her Great Road apartment door late in the evening when she was approached from behind. The second attack occurred in the West Acton Center area and was similar to the first. The suspect in both ...more

On October 4, the Finance Committee (FinCom) members got out their crystal balls and began the process of determining a budget for the 2006 fiscal year (FY06) which starts July 1, 2005. Although many things may change before Spring Town Meeting 2005, when the budget will be voted on, a preliminary budget must be put forward now in order to give departments ...more

Box Top accomplishment.The Carlisle School community has received recognition from Ann Carr, Director of the Box Tops for Education program based in Minneapolis. She writes to say, "your school is an exceptional Box Tops school" and received $1,376 based on the collection of 130,000 Box Tops during the 2003-2004 year. This mammoth ...more

The 2004-2005 enrollment for the Carlisle Public School remains a steady 831 students (2003-04 school size was 830) however, the class numbers show a bulge in Grades 4 and 5. According to a report at the Carlisle School Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 101 students in grade 8 graduated and the kindergartners entering numbered 79. ...more

• The Carlisle School Band under the direction of Music Teacher Tom O'Halloran learned and played the Chinese National Anthem for Mr. Huang in a school assembly. ...more

155 Davis Road. As additional living space in their basement is being completed, the Board of Health (BOH) gave Eric and Seema Peterson of 155 Davis Road a choice: upgrade the existing septic system or place a deed restriction on the property. The Petersons were represented by their builder, Dan McAllister. ...more

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