The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 7, 2005


2005 MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) results announced last week showed excellent results for Carlisle Public School and Concord-Carlisle High School students. In rankings published by the Boston Globe on September 29, the Carlisle School was number one in eighth-grade math and number three in sixth-grade math and eighth-grade science. ...more

There are still no cell towers in Carlisle, but they are coming. Last Thursday evening, Wireless Bylaw Committee members Rich Boule, Brian Larson, John Williams (representing the Selectmen) and Wendell Sykes (representing the School Committee) met in the Clark Room to try to clarify Carlisle's position on cell towers and other structures needed to support ...more

On Friday, September 23, the Concord Board of Health received notice that an unvaccinated horse on Virginia Road in northern Concord had been put down after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE,) a rare mosquito-born illness that also affects humans. This is the only confirmed case of EEE in Concord during the last 12 years, according to Michael Moore, ...more

After several months of discussions and controversy on what to do about the weeds that are growing on town pathways, town officials have agreed on a path forward: no chemicals will be used on paths in the town's right-of-way now or in the foreseeable future. ...more

If you're driving around Carlisle these days, it's hard not to notice the number of "For Sale" signs on display. "Supply is great and demand is little," explains Laura Baliestiero of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, noting the usual "after Labor Day spike" has not occurred this year. Other realtors agree; times are tough. ...more

• Filming on Town Common. The town has received a request to use the Town Common to film for two days, Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. A small production company, which is not paying its actors, will depict a town fair scene in a ten-minute film. The Selectmen approved the request pending approval by the Town Common Committee and ...more

"Who wants to take a ride on a fire truck?" With a flurry of hands, the other members of the Planning Board responded to chair David Freedman's question during its September 26 meeting. His query was at the conclusion of a discussion of common driveways and subdivisions and their relationships to cul-de-sac minimum-turning radius. Fire Chief David ...more

Pony Club ring at Foss Farm. Pony Club members Louise Hara, Lisa Brem and Bess Platt requested permission to upgrade a secondary riding ring that has been used heavily for jumping and dressage. Hara explained that the 25-by-50-foot area across from the community gardens has become rutted and unstable over time. The area needs to be leveled ...more

Norma Dinnall updated the Concord Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on the the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) program at the high school at the September 27 RSC meeting. ...more

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) has 1,246 students enrolled this year. Principal Art Dulong told the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on September 27 that this is 34 fewer students than were expected. Usually there is not such a significant difference. ...more

Waterfowl hunting will be permitted on 86 acres of Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) land in Carlisle, beginning October 12 and archery hunting for white tail deer will open on most NWR refuges on October 17. This is the first time waterfowl and white tail deer hunting has been permitted on the refuge and persons using the land for other recreational ...more

The Carlisle Fire Dapartment has received a $90,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for a vehicular exhaust system under the 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. At Town Meeting in May, Carlisle voters approved a $10,000 capital exclusion (part of Article 9) toward the system, under the assumption the grant would be forthcoming. ...more

Concord-Carlisle High School Special Education teacher and Special Education Department Chair Tom Keane received gifts totaling $2,000 for his work with disabled students. CCHS Principal Art Dulong announced the awards at the September 27 meeting of the Regional School Committee. An organization called Samantha's Harvest awarded Keane a $1,000 grant for his ...more

The Goodalls, who listed their Deck house on Heald Road this week, are typical of many families who moved to Carlisle in the late 1960s. Susan and her husband William recently bought a lot in Gloucester and will be building a house with the hope of moving in next June. ...more

7:30 p.m. Town Hall

7:30 Minutes, agenda items ...more

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