The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 13, 2006

SLIP-SLIDING AWAY. Athletes from area high schools push off at the start of the women's varsity cross-country ski race held Tuesday afternoon at the ski-touring center at Great Brook Farm State Park. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
With temperatures in the low 20s to mid-30s and some sun in the morning but clouding over in the afternoon, 11 birders plus feeder watchers participated in the annual Christmas Bird Count on January 2. This was the 33rd consecutive year of the count in Carlisle and the 106th year in the U.S. Carlisle south of Route 225, where the census took place, is at the ...more

On Monday, January 9, the Recreation Commission (RecCom) presented a plan to the Finance Committee (FinCom) for Phase 2 of the development of playing fields at Banta-Davis. A plan for a three-phased development, passed at Town Meeting in the late '90s, has so far seen the completion of the first phase in the year 2000. The second phase would include two Little ...more

The Carlisle School Committee voted in December to accept Bedford Charter's three-year bus contract, totaling $1,228,830. They were the only company to bid on the contract. The previous contract totaled $1,113,210 for three years. Though the contract cost has risen by roughly 10%, Carlisle School Business Manager Moore was not recommending an increase in bus ...more

New Mosquito editors usually arrive with a number of qualifications, such as a love of Carlisle, a commitment to the mission of a community newspaper, and lots of enthusiasm — but not always with much experience in journalism or communications. In Ellen Miller, who takes over as Feature Editor this week (see below), the Mosquito is fortunate to ...more

With this issue, the feature editorship passes from Marilyn Harte to Ellen Miller, ending a quarter century of stories that Marilyn wrote or edited that recorded and reflected life in our town. Marilyn has been the voice of Carlisle for a whole generation of Mosquito readers, who have read her editorials, cooked her recipes, met their neighbors and participated ...more

The Board of Selectmen has chosen Susan Emmons of Baldwin Road as Carlisle's Unsung Heroine. Responding to a request from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, Selectmen were asked to nominate a woman from the community as an Unsung Heroine of Massachusetts. ...more

Carlisle School holds Forums on Master Plan

The Superintendent, School Building Committee and architects from HMFH invite the community to attend a public forum regarding the ongoing Master Plan study for the schools. An update on the progress of the study will be presented. Time will also be reserved to gather community input on the development of the school's Master Plan.

The forums will be held on Thursday evening, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium and Friday morning, January 20 at 9 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served.

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