The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 27, 2005


No disagreements: Town Meeting approves all Articles
Vote on Benfield Land development delayed to June 8

The Warrant asked for a lot of money for fiscal year 2006, over $21 million, but the group of citizens that gathered for the Annual Town Meeting on Monday night came to approve the proposed expenditures, not to argue with them. In two and a half hours 25 Warrant Articles were moved and approved, most without any discussion. However, the near unanimity was ...more

RecCom protests poor aesthetics, possible odors

Voters approved additional construction funds for the school wastewater treatment plant Monday night, though as expected, the project no one loves had its share of comments. ...more

At the polls on Tuesday, Carlisle residents will decide the outcome of two important races for town offices. Three candidates are vying for two positions on the Board of Selectmen and there is a two-way race for one seat on the Carlisle Housing Authority. ...more

The Concord-Carlisle High School Feasibility Study Committee has received preliminary numbers from the architectural firm SMMA for renovating and expanding CCHS facilities, including renovation only, a renovation plus addition, and building a new school. ...more

A twelve-year-old male Carlisle Middle School student allegedly threatened another student with a pocketknife last Friday morning, May 20, while riding the school bus, according to a press release issued Monday by the Carlisle Police Department. No injuries were reported. ...more

Work has already begun on an update of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's (MAPC) 1997 Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Nearly 40 trim and fit-looking area residents filled the Clark room at Town Hall on May 12 to hear MAPC Chief Planner Barbara Lucas discuss the revision and, as a second part of the announced program, the Governor's proposed Transportation ...more

"We have an agreement to purchase the Flannery land," announced Willard Perkins, president of Hearthstone Realty Corporation. Perkins, accompanied by associate Eric McCarthy, is building three 40B developments in North Andover and has chosen Carlisle for his next project. "We are here tonight to inform the Board of Selectmen of our intentions," ...more

Mosquito-borne viruses. Board of Health Agent Linda Fantasia informed the board on May 12 that the town will be an active participant in the surveillance program for arbovirus (West Nile virus) following her attendance at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness regional meeting. ...more

Kindergarten fee. The yearly fee for full-day kindergarten (twice a week) may rise to as high as $764, depending on the final enrollment numbers. Currently just 57 incoming students are registered to start kindergarten in the fall. The fee may drop to as low as $660 if enrollment rises. The fee for the current year is $525. ...more

Concord Road 40B site: Wetlands under study

The Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) has approved dispatch of a letter confirming that two of four "ponding areas" within the boundaries of the proposed Habitech 40B Development will almost certainly qualify for certification as vernal pools. The letter was drafted in reply to a communication from Attorney Kenneth Kimmel, who represents ...more

The Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) is pleased to announce the award of a two-year grant, including teacher salaries, books, and curriculum materials, to the Carlisle Public Schools to fund a World Languages program for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The school will determine the choice of languages largely based on results from a survey ...more

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