The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 14, 2006


The recent destructive flooding of the Cranberry Bog has galvanized officialdom in both Carlisle and Chelmsford. The sudden rush of water occurred when an ancient water control structure in a ponding area in the Chelmsford portion of the Cranberry Bog reservation was unable to withstand the pressure of record rainfall and unpredictable beaver activity. At ...more

Seen from the north to the eastern parts of town, the black bear has returned to forage in Carlisle. Several years ago a number of black bear sightings and wrecked bird feeders alerted residents to a potentially dangerous aspect of Carlisle's vaunted rurality. This week at least five bear-related incidents have occurred. The first was on Blaisdell Drive on ...more

Before the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory Committee (PBSAC) can continue with any of their planned town pathways, they must resolve the problem of weed control on the paths that have already been built. You may remember that the Board of Selectmen voted one year ago to allow the PBSAC to perform a test along a short section of the pathways to compare ...more

Carlisle was hit with severe thunderstorms on Tuesday, July 11. In a one-two punch, the first storm, sliding in from the west, arrived around 1 p.m. The second, much worse storm, arrived around 3 p.m., just as children were leaving the area's summer camp. Both storms contained vivid lightning and torrential downpours. ...more

Ten people showed up at Town Hall at 7 p.m. on June 29 for the drawing which prioritized the qualification of candidates for the two Laurel Hollow affordable housing units. The 1,900-square-foot, two-bedroom town houses are each to be sold for $165,000. Fortunately, it was a pleasant night since the Town Hall was locked and the drawing had to be held outside. ...more

Peter Howe, representing the Brown estate, met with the Planning Board on June 26 to request an informal discussion of conceptual plans to subdivide 24.6 acres of the Raymond Brown Trust Property on Rutland Street. The property includes Parcels 23 and 26 on Assessors' Map 36, and is adjacent to Parcel 22, part of the town-owned Mannis Conservation ...more

Technology grants. The Carlisle School Committee voted to accept a gift of $34,100 from the Carlisle School Association (CSA). The funds, part of the Carlisle Education Foundation/CSA Auction income, will allow the school to purchase two ActiveBoard (electronic white boards), a color laser printer for the school library, remote access to an ...more

Special Committee for Long Term Financial Planning. Proposed by Selectman Tim Hult and passed by unanimous vote, Carlisle has a new committee. Its charter is "to provide information to the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee regarding the town's ability to initiate and fund large- scale capital projects overt the next ...more

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Principal Art Dulong had many good things to say about the graduating class at the Regional School Committee meeting on June 27. "The members of the Class of 2006 were excellent role models and mentors who have made service to others a significant focus of their lives, contributing a total of 28,219 volunteer hours." ...more

What will state aid for school building projects be like under the reorganized Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)? In mid-June, school administrators sought clues at a state-wide forum on preliminary MSBA guidelines, but there were far more questions than answers. ...more

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