The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 21, 2006


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A state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) plan to use an herbicide on a patch of purple loosestrife at Great Brook Farm State Park brought a split vote at the Conservation Commission's July 13 meeting. In a 3-2-1 decision, the commissioners issued a denial of the application on grounds that the presenters had failed to offer an alternative approach ...more

The Conservation Commission is holding its fire on an enforcement order issued to five owners of privately-held Berry Corner Lane. The commission's action on June 22 had stemmed from a failure on the part of one owner, Sami Nuwayser, to file a Notice of Intent (NOI) with the commission before hiring the Nashoba Paving Company to make repairs to the scenic ...more

Jic Davis of West Street, concerned that his area of Carlisle has a reputation for excess lightning hits, recently erected a self-designed lightning protection system. He designed the system with the help of his friend Stan Harrison, a M.I.T. graduate who "is brilliant," and understands high voltage, said Davis. "He was brutal in the technical ...more

After 36 hours up in a tree on the Middlesex School campus, Molly Tsongas (Middlesex Class of 2000) was exhausted but still ready to talk about her opposition to the school's expansion into a portion of the Estabrook Woods. The tree-sit protest ended about 5 p.m. on Tuesday when Tsongas and fellow alumna Rachel Banay ('03) climbed down from the trees, paraded ...more

Recent test results from selected wells in Carlisle center show that levels of the gasoline contaminant MTBE (methyltertiarybutylether) continue to decrease from levels detected in 1997 and earlier, according to Water Quality Subcommittee member (WQS) Tony Mariano. The WQS was created by the Board of Health (BOH) in 1997 to look ...more

At the July 18 meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), Doug Stevenson, Chair of Board of Selectmen, recognized that the 40B application process for the proposed 41-unit 40B development on Concord Street, known as Coventry Woods, needs to move forward. "There are a number of issues that the ZBA will need to address, namely well testing. It's unfair ...more

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito