The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 15, 2006


As classes get underway at the Carlisle Public School, teachers and administrators are not only busy with lesson plans and bus schedules, they are also busy reaching out to parents, some of whom remain troubled by management issues at the school. Parents have begun to express their concerns in new ways: groups of parents have held at least two informal gatherings ...more

Letters between the Carlisle Teachers' Association (CTA) and Superintendent Marie Doyle and the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) have recently been made public. The letters concern misgivings voiced by the CTA about administrative actions taken by Doyle. ...more

Storm clouds appeared to be gathering at a well-attended Conservation Commission meeting on September 7. The occasion was the first presentation of MCO Associates' current "concept plan" for the company's 41-unit Coventry Woods 40B development. ...more

The 18th-century house and barn at 21-23 Bedford Road was described as a "grand old lady" by her new owners. Now the grand old lady needs an extreme makeover. The large, two-family house has long been vacant and was purchased last October by Laura and Peter Chelton of North Road. The Cheltons, with their architect Holly Cratsley, appeared in a public ...more

Everyone needs a home, a place to call their own and the town newspaper, the Carlisle Mosquito, is no different. According to Mosquito General Manager Susan Emmons, the paper is seeking an office space with a long-term lease. The current office on Westford Street, where the Mosquito has done business for the past seven years, will not be ...more

Developer Bill Costello and engineer Bill McNary of Stamsky and McNary probably knew that their request for a variance from zoning bylaws had little chance for approval at the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) September 7 meeting. Their plans for a single family house on South Street required three variances in order to gain approval. These were not ...more

The final mobilization of the Click It or Ticket, You Drink & Drive You Lose Campaign conducted by the Carlisle Police Department between August 18 and September 4, had unexpected dividends. Out of 56 traffic stops for various traffic violations, 54 citations were issued and 49 of those were for speeding. Officer Andy Booth, who has been coordinating ...more

The Monday night meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) was a continuation of the Coventry Woods development hearing, a hearing that has lasted well over a year. On August 9, an ad hoc committee of individuals and town boards met to discuss a variety of concerns which they gathered into a matrix of 24 points ranging from water supply to sufficiency of ...more

• Coventry Woods Discussion. On Tuesday, September 12, members of the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) discussed water testing and impacts protocol related to the residential wells of abutters to the proposed 21-acre 40B Coventry Woods development on Concord Street. Developer Mark O'Hagan has agreed to test eight abutters' wells (up from ...more

13-56 Page Brook Road. The Board of Health decided unanimously to deny a request for a waiver to the setback distance to wetlands in order to allow for new construction at 13-56 Page Brook Road. Landowner Richard Buck requested a waiver to the required 100-foot setback from his septic system to wetlands. ...more

Sgt. Leo Crowe, a 17-year member of the Carlisle Police Department, was appointed to Lieutenant on July 25 of this year. He fills the lieutenant vacancy created when Lieut. John Sullivan was named chief of police earlier this year. ...more

Anyone sighting or having contact with a Black Bear in Carlisle is encouraged to call the Carlisle Police Department at 1-978-369-1155. If the bear is posing a danger, a call to 911 is warranted. The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game advises that Black Bear populations in Massachusetts are on the rise and Black Bear sightings in Carlisle will continue ...more

7:30 P.M. Town Hall

7:30 Public Hearing, Ian Sampson, ...more

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