The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 3, 2004


Construction of a wastewater treatment plant at the Carlisle School will likely be delayed once again, as bids received Tuesday were 50% higher than anticipated, with the lowest at $2.2 million. The Special Town Meeting scheduled for next Monday, December 6, was to have considered a request under Article 3 for funds to begin the project, but at a meeting Tuesday ...more

Article 1

Fiscal Year 2005 budget transfers

This Article proposes fund transfers to apply unexpected overages to underfunded accounts. A one-time state aid payment of $18,925 will be transferred to the legal account to provide for assistance in negotiating the police contract and for other legal expenses. Interest not paid (due to delay of the wastewater treatment plant) will be transferred to two accounts, ...more

Concerns about the need to expand work hours of town personnel occupied the Carlisle Finance Committee's November 29 meeting. As the FinCom gears up for its annual budget hearings, the balance between controlling costs and providing services was illustrated by the concerns of the Town Clerk and the chair of the Recreation Commission. ...more

Narrowing the 13 options for developing housing and a playing field on the town-owned Benfield Land as presented two weeks ago by architect John Winslow may not sound hard but for the Benfield Task Force, it represents real progress. ...more

The Carlisle School Administration presented the proposed FY06 budget report on November 17 to the Carlisle School Committee. The preliminary FY06 guideline for the Carlisle School, set by the Finance Committee, is $7,832,850, Carlisle School Business Manager Moore told the committee. This is an increase of $205,884 or 2.7% over the current budget. ...more

Thanksgiving week should have provided a good excuse to slack off a bit and wrap up your Monday night meeting in time to watch the Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Not so for the Planning Board, whose November 22 meeting labored on until midnight and then went into executive session for more business. ...more

CEF newsletter. As the CSC meeting began, Superintendent Marie Doyle held up a Carlisle Educational Foundation newsletter. "The CEF did a wonderful job with this newsletter," she said. She praised the layout and the professionalism of the newsletter. ...more

The police department has finally identified the burglar who broke into the residence of Bradley Held, 702 Lowell Street, on October 26, 2002. Lieutenant John Sullivan of the Carlisle Police said six sets of latent prints had been lifted from the crime scene and forwarded to the state crime lab for identification at that time. Last Friday, the state lab report ...more

As in all epic battles, both sides believe passionately in their cause. For fourteen years the Middlesex School and a group of concerned citizens, including many Middlesex students and alumni, have litigated and argued over a portion of Middlesex-owned Estabrook Woods where the school wants to expand its facilities. The citizen group is deeply committed to ...more

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