The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 26, 2006


In its annual post-election re-organization, the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted Nicole Burkel the new chair at their meeting on May 17. Christy Barbee will serve as vice-chair of the CSC. ...more

Selectmen heard on May 23 that Carlisle's new official town web site will be available to the public by the end of the month. Town departments are busy getting their information ready for posting. The new town domain name is "" ...more

Carlisle's traditional Memorial Day Observation will occur on Monday, May 29. One of the few things in our lives that remain the same from year to year, the event features a parade, ceremonies at the town cemeteries and memorial locations, a convocation in the school auditorium, and the fine music of the school chorus and bands. ...more

In addition to the departmental awards given to CCHS students, a variety of special awards are also given to deserving students each spring. The 2006 awards given to Carlisle students at CCHS are listed here. ...more

Mark Duffy, who has been maintaining and farming Carlisle's town-owned cranberry bog for the past 18 years, requested action on May 23 from the Board of Selectmen (BOS) to help him gain cooperation from the town of Chelmsford, who owns the damaged gravel-packed weir currently threatening the cranberry bog. Duffy has been trying to work with Chelmsford departments ...more

Carlisle music students excelled at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors' Association (MICCA) Solo and Ensemble Festival, held May 13, at Concord-Carlisle High School. Over 600 students from across the state participated. For this festival, soloists and small ensembles perform in a classroom (without an audience) for one adjudicator who then ...more

A 16-year-old Carlisle student at CCHS probably wishes he had thought the situation through more carefully, before he allegedly tossed a bottle out of a bus window and hit a corrections department vehicle near Walden Pond. The bus was pulled over and the youth was detained by police. ...more

Math Coordinator Liz Perry presented an overview of the math program used at the Carlisle School on May 17 at the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting. ...more

The Wishing Tree bears fruit. The School Committee gratefully accepted a gift of $18,000 from the Carlisle Education Foundation and the Carlisle School Association to cover all of the items that were on the Wishing Tree at the annual auction in March. Teachers asked for items needed in their classrooms that were not funded by the school budget. ...more

This spring a wealth of data was published describing Carlisle's school programs, and a sampling is presented below. Sources include: ...more

Additional state aid and new growth were two of the reasons that members of the Carlisle Finance Team (FinTeam) met in good spirits on Tuesday, May 23, as the fiscal year winds to a close at the end of June. The FinTeam typically meets twice a month, and includes a Selectman, the Town Administrator, Town Accountant, Assessor, Town Clerk, Treasurer and Tax ...more

• Changing demographics. John Ballantine submitted a report to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on Tuesday about the changing demographics of Carlisle and spoke briefly about its key points: The "over 50" group in town is growing while the "25-40-year-old " group has declined to 8% of the population. Additionally, real estate ...more

To help landowners avoid the aggravation of having applications rejected, the Planning Board will re-write their guidelines to better explain their requirements. One of the Approval Not Required (ANR) plans submitted at their meeting on May 22 was rejected for incomplete documentation, and noting that several ANR plans presented at recent meetings ...more

On May 22 Wireless Subcommittee members Kent Gonzales and Brian Larson asked for direction from the Planning Board for further subcommittee action. Prior to passage of the bylaw change at the Annual Town Meeting the subcommittee had recommended that the town consider wireless facilities on town-owned land or within town right-of-way along roads. ...more

With her good humor and self-effacing style, Amy Rosenfeld narrowly escaped a career in comedy. Had a college internship with the Letterman Show worked out, she might have missed being on-site for some of sport's lowest and highest points, including the bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and the USA Women's World Cup victory in 1999. ...more

Coventry Woods meeting May 30. BOH members decided to hold a meeting on May 30 to discuss some of the concerns that the board has with regard to water supply, abutters' well testing and sewage treatment connected with the proposed Coventry Woods 40B development on Concord Street. ...more

Grade 12 High Honors

Benkley, Marie ...more

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito