The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 15, 2005


A draft letter to MassHousing drew a crowd of abutters of Coventry Woods, the proposed Concord Street comprehensive permit development, to the Board of Selectmen meeting on April 12. Special Town Counsel Arthur P. Kreiger, in a draft letter on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to Anne Good, MassHousing Production Analyst, outlined many concerns related to the ...more

Benfield Community Planning Day attracted a veritable Who's Who of Carlisle town leaders, those folks (from Anderson to Zinicola) who always seem to show up when there is work to be done. Over 50 town residents filled the Clark Room of the Town Hall on Saturday morning, April 9, to attend a presentation given by the Benfield Task Force and to give their valued ...more

A "moonscape" was how Board O\of Appeals member Hal Sauer referred to the Laurel Hollow 40B development approved last year, which is located across from the transfer station on Lowell Road. With a new name, Rocky Point, and a construction manager, Michael Harrington, the application was before the board again. ...more

The Carlisle Recreation Commission would like to build a new ballfield at the Banta-Davis Land on Bedford Road, Maureen Tarca, Recreation Commissioner, told the Carlisle School Committee at their April 6 meeting. Funds from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) have been committed to partially fund the project. "We're getting a huge push from other towns" ...more

The Board of Selectmen used an unusual Saturday morning meeting on April 2 to catch up on some paperwork — namely, a town alcoholic beverages policy. ...more

Extended Day Use of Building. The Carlisle Extended Day Program has offered the use of their facility at 142 East Street to the town boards and non-profit groups for meetings and events. The available hours are when they are not having programs and may vary seasonally. The building is air-conditioned and has several meeting rooms. They are ...more

Mark O'Hagan of MCO & Associates, representing the Concord Street Coventry Woods 40B application, made an informal presentation before the Carlisle Board of Health on Thursday. ...more

Affordable accessory apartments could provide another means for Carlisle to meet the 10% affordable housing requirements of Chapter 40B. At their April 2 meeting, Selectmen drafted an application to the Community Preservation Act Committee requesting $10,000 of CPA funds to support the first stage of establishing procedure, documentation, and administration ...more

372 Brook Street. John and Kathy Blinn of 372 Brook Street were before the board to request a five-foot variance for an addition to their home. The lot is non-conforming because their setback to Brook Street is only 35 feet and not the required 40 feet. The addition is away from the non-conforming section of their house, and it is a mere 256 ...more

Concerned that his brother, John Jackson, was lost while hiking in the White Mountains, Carlisle resident Mike Jackson contacted the New Hampshire State Police late Monday, April 11. Officers of State Police Troop E, whose area of coverage includes Crawford Notch, which was Jackson's destination, searched each trailhead parking area. "We didn't know which ...more

40B development and classroom size. To help gauge future student population for middle-school classrooms and school space planning, members of the Carlisle School Committee requested information from the Planning Board regarding Carlisle 40B plans. The School Committee is starting meetings with a consultant on a master plan for the entire school ...more

It happened on April Fool's Day, but it was no joke for Stephen Dupont of Watertown, who was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime by Carlisle Police, and of breaking and entering and larceny by the Lincoln Police. Dupont, who allegedly favors conservation land for his illicit outdoor activities, will now have another chance to sample a more restrictive ...more

CCHS senior John Kilfoyle of West Street, a disc jockey at the CCHS radio station WIQH 88.3, set a record this past weekend when he was on the air for 48 hours straight. The broadcast began at 2 p.m. Friday and continued until 2 p.m. on Sunday. ...more


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As part of the celebration of Carlisle's history during this Bicentennial year, the Mosquito will publish a series of extracts from the town's Annual Reports. ...more

Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle presented the FY05-06 school calendar to the Carlisle School Committee at the April 6 meeting. It is laid out in a new format containing no listed religious holidays. The school is trying to support diversity of religious preferences, Doyle explained, while keeping interruptions to the school schedule at a minimum. ...more

Eighth-grade graduation. The date for the eighth-grade graduation is in danger of conflicting with Old Home Day festivities, Maureen Tarca, chair of the graduation committee, warned. Traditionally the event, currently scheduled for June 23, is held on the last day of school, which could change depending on school closings. "We could have ...more

At a public hearing on April 12, Sabrina Perry of the Carlisle Garden Club presented plans to the Board of Selectmen for a "Central Park." The site is the six-tenths of an acre municipal park located next to the Ferns Country Store parking lot in the center of town. It will feature a lawn, flowering bushes and trees, and granite benches where folks ...more

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