The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 23, 2005


Is Carlisle prepared for disaster?

by Cecile Sandwen

Even though far from the bayou, we in Carlisle have struggled to understand the devastation of New Orleans. We all know that failures in coordination, communication, and response led to many more deaths than necessary. ...more

Peter Judge, public information officer for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the local arm of FEMA, says the agency sees itself as "a central point for coordinating plans generated at the local levels." Each of 350 municipalities is required to submit an evacuation plan and a list of local resources that could be shared in an ...more

Carlisle taxpayers will face smaller increases in their January tax bills thanks to better-than-expected revenues during Fiscal Year 2006 (FY06). New housing construction and state aid combined for $130,000 more in funds than anticipated. ...more

The Concord Education Fund (CEF) has donated $94,030 to the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School science department. This gift went to the purchase and installation of new technology (including laptops, desktops, microscopes and Activboards) in each of the 12 science classrooms at CCHS. Art Dulong, principal of CCHS, said that the new equipment and software ...more

In late August the Carlisle Board of Selectmen met to discuss goals for the town in the coming year. The short-term goals were published on September 16, and the long-term goals appear below: ...more

Board of Health (BOH) agent Linda Fantasia was fresh from a training session on Incident Command for Public Health organized by the Massachusetts Departments of Fire Service and Public Health when she spoke with the Mosquito on Tuesday about this aspect of emergency preparedness in Carlisle. ...more

The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council suggests the following list of items for an emergency supply kit. Store in a dry, cool place known to all family members. Replace water and food every six months. Review routinely and account for any changes in family needs. ...more

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator report ...more

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