The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 1, 2005


After much discussion the Concord-Carlisle High School Feasibility Study Committee agreed that construction of a new school building was their first choice to solve the problems of overcrowding, inadequate spaces for academic, athletic and performing arts programs, and an aging building which does not meet present codes and has increasing maintenance needs. ...more

On June 28, David Freedman of the Affordable Housing Plan Task Force appeared before the Selectmen and received their approval of the ten-year Affordable Housing Plan (Mosquito, June 24). The plan identifies specific sites for development to add at least three-quarters of one percent (0.75%) of Carlisle's required affordable housing stock, or 12 units, per ...more

Cross Street development. Newly-elected members Kari Doucette, Mark Struss and Bill Risso, along with member Michael Holland and chair Martha Bedrosian, voted to recommend approval of Concord Crossing conservation cluster, 15 lots off Cross Street proposed by builder Bill Costello. The board's role, stipulated by the Massachusetts Subdivision ...more

Chair of the School Building Committee Christy Barbee was pleased to announce to the Carlisle School Committee on June 22 that the protest filed by the third lowest bidder on the school wastewater project has been withdrawn. ...more

On June 21, Bill Costello appeared before the Planning Board with a proposal for a conservation cluster of 15 homes to be sited off Cross Street. If approved, this will be the largest Carlisle development in eight years. Under town bylaws, a conservation cluster allows a developer to add an additional lot by setting aside 30% of the parcel for open space deeded ...more

There are a variety of ways the Carlisle School is promoting respect — or civility — within the school, Principal Stephen Goodwin told the Carlisle School Committee. Civility activities include giving all students a description of the "universal expectations," running an Open Circle Program (socialization groups) and Second Step Conflict ...more

On June 28, 27 representatives from several Indian tribes visited Carlisle to examine the land that the Narragansett call a "sacred landscape." ...more

The Conservation Commission is losing a veteran member whom colleagues describe as "the voice of reason" on a board that deals regularly with sensitive, pocketbook issues. Tom Brownrigg is retiring from the commission after six years but assures the Mosquito that he plans to remain active in the environmental community and is planning to certify ...more

Schultz elected chair. There was a changing of the guard at the June 25 Conservation Commission meeting. Tom Schultz was elected chair to replace Roy Watson, who had asked to be relieved while agreeing to stay as on as vice-chair. Tom Brownrigg's resignation was reluctantly accepted after the entreaties of fellow commissioners failed to change ...more

Volunteers recognized. Holding a large bunch of roses, Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle gave special recognition to over 20 volunteers including the School Building Committee. Each volunteer received a certificate and a rose. Additionally she named three new faces to the Carlisle School Volunteers Hall of Fame: the Sobin family, the ...more

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