The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 24, 2006


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

The Recreation Commission (RecCom) plans for developing additional recreational facilities on the Banta-Davis Land off Bedford Road were reviewed at the Board of Selectmen's meeting on March 14. The plan calls for the construction of one multi-purpose field, two Little League fields and four tennis courts. The site presently contains one baseball field, one ...more

The Carlisle Public School is close to making offers for two new principals, with the offers pending the recommendations of the Principal Hiring Committee, which met again Monday night. Announcements of the new principals will be made after the job offers are accepted. According to Superintendent Marie Doyle, she and Director of Student Support Services Dr. ...more

Patrice Hurley, candidate for Middle School Principal, is currently Assistant Principal at the Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury. She pointed to her experience as a parent, teacher, and administrator and noted policies she has developed to deal with social issues, discipline, and educational differences. ...more

"This is a great place," said Elementary School Principal candidate Christine Price at a meeting with parents on Thursday, March 16. After being introduced by moderators Dale Ryder and Alex Krapf, Price positioned herself in front of the head table in order to be closer to the more than 50 parents gathered in the Corey Dining Room. She humorously ...more

Excellence in education means students who graduate from school loving learning, Middle School Principal candidate Paul Graseck told parents. But along with academic achievement, he emphasized, students need a good social and emotional experience. ...more

· League of Women Voters Candidates' Forum. The Selectmen voted to permit use of the Clark Room at Town Hall for the Candidates Forum on April 2 and noted that the CCTV system may be operational at that time to televise the event. ...more

Back in January, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) conducted a Needs Survey at the Concord-Carlisle High School, as it did at every other public school in the Commonwealth. The Concord-Carlisle Regional School District (RSC) has received a report back from the state. CCHS was rated as a "4." The rating system is as follows:"1" ...more

Concord police arrested two Carlisle residents for distributing drugs at Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) on March 9. According to Concord police and the Concord Journal, the arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation of drug trafficking at CCHS, and occurred at 2:27 p.m. on the CCHS campus. Eric Lipsier, 18, was charged with conspiracy to violate ...more

It was cold last Saturday night, but the temperature did not deter four Concord juveniles who gathered behind Kimballs Ice Cream Stand to drink. A Carlisle police officer on a routine patrol found them at 1:20 a.m., charged them as minors consuming alcohol and brought them to the station, where they were told to call their parents to come and pick them up. ...more

Instead of reading, writing and arithmatic, the Carlisle School Committee heard about keyboarding, social studies, and budget proposals at their March 15 meeting. ...more

During a pubic hearing on Tuesday night, March 21, Board of Health (BOH) members were asked to consider two variances for a new septic system on a lot at 56 Page Brook Road. Engineer Richard Harrington of Stamski and McNary, Inc. represented property owner Richard Buck, who was not present at the meeting. However, several abutters to the property did attend ...more

A petition article on Concord's Warrant requests a "moratorium on the installation and operation of surveillance cameras in and around Concord public schools, CCHS and Town-owned buildings and grounds." The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) discussed the petition at their meeting on March 14. ...more

At the March 15 Carlisle School Committee meeting Superintendent Marie Doyle reported on the school's efforts to improve communication with parents. She said she encourages parents to read the school's online newsletter, the Buzz. The newsletter was recently moved online and paper copies are no longer circulated. She also encourages parents to attend the scheduled ...more

Concord-Carlisle Boys Cross-Country Skiing had another extremely strong season this winter. Under the coaching of Dusty Johnson, the team never lost a meet in the Dual-County League. CC usually occupied over half of the top ten places in each race, dominating the competition. Johnstone had helped the team further through the use of roller-skis, allowing CC ...more

No one knew what to expect from the first-ever CCHS Girls Varsity Hockey Team. With a record of 10-8-2, the girls surpassed their season goal and qualified for the State Tournament. From annihilating CC rivals, such as Acton-Boxborough, to practicing at the crack of dawn, the team set a standard for nothing less than exceptional effort. The Patriots' achievements ...more

Boston Police will probably file criminal complaints for larceny against former Carlisle resident and owner of the Haley and Steele Art Gallery Julien Tavener, it was reported on and in the March 18 Boston Globe. Tavener, a native Briton, his wife and three children had lived on Wildwood Drive for nine years before moving back to ...more

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator report ...more

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito