The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 1, 2005


Disney Enterprises is considering the Great Brook Farm State Park property as the site for a revolutionary theme park. A Disney executive, speaking off-record, said Disney has been thinking about a New England theme park for at least five years. "It has everything," he said, "even Native American religious sites." As planned, the park will ...more

The Carlisle School administration has notified next year's seventh- and eighth-grade parents that, starting in September, students who do not take the school bus to school, but are driven to school, dropped off at the Highland Building, and picked up later in the day, will pay $1 per drop-off or pick-up at a toll booth to be located on the site. ...more

At their last meeting the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) voted 2 to 1 to adopt new regulations requiring all felines over 6 months of age to be licensed or face a $200 fine. The procedure will go into effect on June 31, and will be the same as that currently used for dogs. Cat owners will show proof of current rabies vaccination to the Town Clerk who will ...more

In an example of Yankee ingenuity and thrift, the Carlisle Recreation Commission (RecCom) has found a novel way to provide a year-round swim facility for the use of Carlisle residents and employees. At their meeting on February 30, the commission described plans to use monies already collected in program fees to retrofit the basement of Town Hall for small-group ...more

Name: The litterbug is Homo non sapiens inconsideratus. There are many sub-species which are classified mainly on the basis of their food and drink preferences. Homo non sapiens starbuckii is on a quest to emulate the jitterbug, while the sixpackivum species is inclined towards a more vegetative state. The taxonomists are debating whether to ...more

As an alternative to the controversial Cape Wind Energy Project, scientists have developed a new plan for wind energy that harnesses the powerful upper atmospheric winds. Instead of building 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, the turbines will be attached to weather balloons and suspended 10 miles up in the upper troposphere. The US Army Corps of Engineers ...more

The 2004 - 2005 Carlisle Girls Varsity Basketball Team experienced great success this season! The mix of girls provided leadership, hard work, kindness and a real sense of team. It is so rewarding to coach a team where players are often heard encouraging and complimenting the achievements of all their teammates. ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey Squirt 1 team skated to the finals in the all-state championship tournament held March 11 to 13 in West Yarmouth. This underdog squad won four consecutive games to advance to the finals where they eventually fell victim to a powerhouse North Andover team 4-0. ...more

We have heard the news stories in recent weeks about teenage drinking in Boston suburbs. In Belmont, a dozen students showed up intoxicated at the high school's Luau Dance. Several were taken to the hospital to be treated for alcohol poisoning and ultimately faced suspension or expulsion. In Westwood, school officials have announced that all students will ...more

Those were the words that launched 1000 slips. It was last summer, and my daughter, Grace, had learned of the Rajalta Rajalle Hiihto, or border-to-border ski from Russia to Sweden across Finland, just below the Arctic Circle. Her suggestion sparked the instant response: "Better sooner than later"; which after quick reflection became, "Now or ...more

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