The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 7, 2006


How Carlisle deals with growth in general and affordable housing in particular are among the most important challenges facing the town right now, according to nearly all of the candidates who appeared at the League of Women Voters (LWV) Candidates Forum on Sunday, April 2, at Town Hall. ...more

In an unemotional one-hour public hearing on Monday night, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and about a dozen citizens heard a presentation by applicant Mark O'Hagan detailing major revisions in a plan to build a 40B development on Concord Street called Coventry Woods. The old plan had met opposition from abutters who voiced concerns about the project's ...more

The seven members of Carlisle's Open Space and Recreation (OS&R) Committee can heave a sigh of relief; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has given "preliminary approval" to the committee's 150-page OS&R Plan. This action qualifies the town to receive matching funds for acquisition of land earmarked for conservation, recreation or agriculture. ...more

Architects are close to completing the school's Master Plan after working closely with the School Building Committee since September to come up with the best plan to improve the school facility. ...more

Students were pleasantly surprised last week to find a new feature in their usually spartan school cafeteria: a fruit cart. Fresh apples, bananas, and oranges, and canned peaches and pineapple are the same fruit that has always been available on the shelves of the lunch line. But because it is displayed in a different way, many students see it as a new treat. ...more

Susan Robichaud has been hired as the Interim Food Service Manager for the Corey Dining Room at the Carlisle School. Robichaud, who had been working as an aide in the school library, applied for the position after the previous manager, Dennis Dockham, was fired last winter (see "Carlisle School Director of Food Services arrested," Feb. 10, 2005). ...more

After ten years in the making, the school wastewater project is nearly complete and the plant is expected to start operating in the next few weeks. The system was tested this week by engineering design firm HTA and J. D'Amico construction, the company that built it. ...more

Jim Catteron, the man behind the Concord Town Meeting Article pertaining to surveillance cameras at the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS), shared his concerns with the Regional School Committee (RSC) on March 28. He said, "I just don't think the town and the RSC should go into this [the use of surveillance cameras] with casual thought." ...more

The Senior Projects Program was on the chopping block until a number of high school students involved in the program and its director, English teacher emeritus Mark Angney, made their case in front of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on March 28. They explained its merits and handed out testimonials of past participants. The program, first ...more

Over the weekend, 10,000 students across the state participated in the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Concert and Choral Festival. The Carlisle School Senior Band, under the direction of Tom O'Halloran, and the Carlisle Middle School Choir, under the direction of Megan Fitzharris, both earned gold medals. It was the first ...more

Chair Larry Sorli welcomed two new members appointed by the Selectmen, Geoffrey Freeman and Duncan Grant, and alternate Larry Bearfield. ...more

Affordable housing

Harvard Town Meeting has passed an accessory apartment bylaw that would "make it easier for homeowners to provide housing for family members or stay in their homes by renting the apartment." See: www2.townonline. com/harvard/localRegional/ ...more

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator report ...more

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