The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 29, 2005


On April 19, the Benfield family, working with Frank Stewart of Northland Residential and the Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF), closed the largest, single private conservation transaction ever to occur in Carlisle. Approximately 1% of the entire land area of Carlisle has been permanently preserved as open space by this latest Benfield transaction. No ...more

After three Community Planning Days and months of sometimes heated disagreement, the Benfield Task Force has finally reached a verdict — sort of. The choice between Plan A (ballfield in front, housing in back) and Plan B (both ballfield and housing in back) must still jump through a few more hoops, including Town Meeting approval, but at this point the ...more

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which gives accreditation to schools, has 49 recommendations and a number of commendations for Concord-Carlisle High School. The aim of the NEASC is to give an independent view on how to improve the school. ...more

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has reinstated the $2 daily fee for parking at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle effective April 15. The agency suspended collection of the parking fee last summer to reduce the combined impact on the ice cream stand of the parking cost and construction efforts that were underway at Great Brook Farm ...more

The Concord-Carlisle High School Feasibility Study Committee toured Lincoln-Sudbury (L-S) and Hudson High Schools (HHS) to get a feel for what new schools are like and hear what top administrators had to say about them. ...more

A list of the positons, nominees, incumbents and terms for town officials in the election on May 31. ...more

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has backed the Carlisle Conservation Commission's decision denying a Notice of Intent to clear and build on Lot 3 Koning Farm Road. The applicant Lemonias Development had appealed the denial to the DEP on February 28 and submitted a request for a Superseding Order of Conditions to allow them to ...more

East Street path. Selectman Deb Belanger reported that the East Street pedestrian bike path survey has been completed and funding is now needed to design a retaining wall in front of St. Irene church. David Ross Associates proposes to complete the design phase of the project by researching three retaining wall systems and providing the town ...more

Building costs rising. Regional School Committee member Betsy Bilodeau talked about the cost of waiting to build a school. She produced a chart showing the cost of building a new Willard School in 2006 for $25.4 million. "If we wait five years to build that school, the projected cost is $35.3M. The increase is due to construction inflation ...more

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