The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 10, 2006


Parents and teachers filled the school library for the School Committee meeting last week, hearing public discussion for the first time about the resignations of Principal Steve Goodwin and Assistant Principal Michael Giurlando. ...more

On Wednesday, February 9, Dennis Dockham, Director of Food Services at the Carlisle Public School, was arrested by the Dracut Police and charged with "posing children for sexual battery" and "assault and battery on two minors." Police Chief Sullivan has been informed by Dracut Police that Dockham has been arraigned, and is currently wearing ...more

The Finance Committee (FinCom) reviewed a trilogy of budget spreadsheets on Monday night from Carlisle's more visible town departments — Police, Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Conservation Commission (ConsCom). Nearing the home stretch in their hearings, FinCom members used the February 6 meeting to fill in some of the last remaining numbers ...more

Several Historical Commission members spoke out on the Highland Building's behalf at the School Committee meeting last week. Highland is not included in the school's plans for the future and no one knows who will take over the building's ongoing maintenance. ...more

With less than two months until this year's Town Meeting and a stack of preliminary applications for review, things are starting to pick up for the Community Preservation Committee (CPC). At their February 2 meeting, the CPC began reviewing proposals for projects relating to playing fields, the Rail Trail, affordable housing and historical resources. ...more

Beginning this fall for the first time, all elementary students at the Carlisle School will learn Spanish. The Spanish program, funded by a grant from the Carlisle Education Foundation, is the first language program for all the elementary grades at the school. ...more

Chair Kent Gonzales started the February 1 meeting of the Wireless Bylaw Subcommittee by distributing copies of "Draft Wireless Bylaw Revision #3" that had been prepared by David Maxson, subcommittee consultant. During a paragraph-by-paragraph review by subcommittee members and Planning Board chair David Freedman, the section that would allow the ...more

Each year, as public schools prepare their operating budgets for the next fiscal year, a major unknown is the amount of state aid that will be available. The Governor proposes a budget in January, which provides a first indication of probable funding, but the Legislature usually does not finalize the budget until late June or July. While the amount received ...more

Members of Carlisle Animal Hospital, owned by Healthy Pet Corporation, and John Farrington, attorney for Dr. Peter Morey, appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on February 2, to request a modification to a special permit originally granted to Dr. Peter Morey, the previous owner of the Carlisle Animal Hospital practice located at 998 Bedford Road. ...more

Eager to avoid further cuts in the high school budget, on Monday, January 31, a power team that included Concord-Carlisle Regional School District (CCRSD) Superintendent Brenda Finn, Assistant Superintendent Diana Rigby, Director of Finance and Operations John Flaherty, Principal Art DuLong and Assistant Principal Jessica Truslow made a presentation to the ...more

Assistant Superintendent Thomas Markham presented Carlisle's FY07 estimated assessment for the Minuteman Regional High School (MMRHS) to the Finance Committee (FinCom) on January 31. Minuteman, located in Lexington, provides an alternative for Carlisle students wishing a technical education. Although the average cost per Carlisle pupil will rise by 21% over ...more

School building projects are being considered simultaneously in Carlisle and Concord both for lower grades and for the regional high school. Last week the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) sat down with Concord's Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee to discuss a roadmap for school construction projects. ...more

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 • Minutes, bills, budget ...more

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito