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Friday, March 24, 2006

PRINCESS TRIUMPHS. A tired Princess Fred (Lucy King, left) rests upon Prince Dauntless's (Tommy Veitch) shoulder, as the Queen (Val Caddell, center) and her Wizard (John McNamara) listen to the King (Tim Lamere) proclaim that Princess Fred has passed the test to establish herself as a real princess. (Photo by Nancy Roberts)

Right on time, the lights went down. Music teacher Megan Fitzharris, costumed as a herald, appeared to welcome the audience to the "16th century," and requested everyone to assist in the illusion of time past in Once Upon a Mattress by turning off all electronic devices, "as they do not exist." And the 2006 seventh-grade play began. ...more

On Monday, March 20, the FinCom revisited their FY07 budget recommendations based on a Selectmen's request to "reconsider and make some adjustments" with an eye toward reducing the $296,466 override amount they had put forward in early March. After two hours of discussion, the FinCom voted to recommend a $150,766 override consisting of $75,766 for ...more

Chad Koski and Lori Tucker Goldberg are both running for the single opening on the Carlisle School Committee. It was reported erroneously last week that Barbara Sabran was nominated for the position at the March 13 Town Caucus instead of Koski. The Mosquito regrets the error. Sabran had instead nominated Tucker Goldberg, who will be listed on the election ...more

A new contract gives teachers a four percent annual raise for the next three years, an amount intended to encourage teachers to stay at the Carlisle School. "There's been a fair bit of turnover," School Committee Chair David Dockterman pointed out, saying the contract is focused on overall retention of teachers. "The School Committee wanted ...more


2006 The Carlisle Mosquito