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Friday, September 22, 2006


Appearing before Selectmen at their meeting last week, Recreation Commission Chair Allen Deary said the group received helpful feedback from residents and town boards since plans to add three new playing fields at Banta-Davis failed by just 11 votes during last spring's election. ...more

Omnipoint Communications, Inc. (a subsidiary of T-Mobile USA, Inc.) came before the Carlisle Planning Board on September 13 to request a special permit and site plan approval to install, operate and maintain a cellular antenna in an existing tower at 871 Bedford Road. The application is for the installation of cellular equipment, noted Chair David ...more

In Tuesday's State Primary Election in Carlisle, 1,005, or 30% of registered voters, made their way to Town Hall to cast 931 votes on the Democratic ballot and 74 on the Republican ballot. The big winner was Democratic candidate for governor Deval Patrick, with 646 votes, 69% of the Democratic ballots cast. Chris Gabrieli came in second with 219 votes, or ...more

A majority of the Benfield Task Force recommends a modified Plan B, moving the planned location for a 26-unit affordable housing development from the interior of the Benfield Land (Area 2 on the map, page 5), to Area 1, along South Street. The Task Force hopes to present the new plans to the Board of Selectmen at their September 26 meeting with the hope that ...more

At eh September 13 Planning Board meeting, Planning Administrator George Mansfield reviewed a draft of a plan that he told the board was "the largest development you've seen since Tall Pines." The plan is for an application that has not yet been submitted to the Planning Board but is expected to be received soon. The Wilkins Hill development ...more

The Recreation Commission members are formulating a new strategy on how to present their vision for the Banta-Davis land development. At their September 11 meeting they discussed new components to their plan, and also methods to gain public support. In addition they mapped out a list of items that could be cut from their plan to allow smaller development if ...more

There are 11 Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) students who probably wish they had chosen to go to the school dance last Friday night, September 15, instead of electing to party with beer and a bonfire at the Carlisle Cranberry Bog. Unfortunately for the eight boys and three girls who had prepared for the evening with two 30-pack containers of beer and a ...more

Massachusetts has often been criticized for its stinginess in funding Chapter 90 for road and bridge maintenance. But according to the Boston Globe, ("State adds millions for bridges, roads" August 3), the state's cities and towns were pleased and surprised to find that an additional $55 million had been allocated for these projects above what had ...more

The new school year has begun smoothly for students at Carlisle School. Thirteen new teachers have joined the staff and are now in their third week. The Mosquito will introduce a few teachers each week in coming issues. ...more

The Carlisle Public School installed a new defibrillator in the lobby of the Corey Building for the safety of students, and people who use the gym, auditorium, or cafeteria outside of school hours. ...more

The Carlisle Public School will not ask voters to approve new building design funds at the Special Fall Town Meeting but is instead studying the town's long-term financial picture before it moves forward. School Building Committee (SBC) Chair Christy Barbee says the group has been working with town officials to come up with a long-term financial plan for an ...more

Music from choir practice in the First Religious Society sanctuary wafted downstairs into Union Hall as Alan Cameron welcomed the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT) to Carlisle for their September 13 meeting. Cameron, of School Street, is the town's representative to the committee. Wednesday evening's meeting featured a panel of four residents ...more

· Online registration. The Recreation Commission is planning to set up online registration for its programs, a move welcomed by the Selectmen. "It's a good opportunity to get collections quicker," said Selectman Bill Tice. Discussions centered on whether the town or RecCom would pay the initial software purchase and start-up costs and ...more

· Town Center Park. The Planning Board reviewed an application from Sabrina Perry for site plan approval of improvements to the town-owned land called Center Park on Lowell Street. Some of Perry's proposals include paving the small parking lot with Roma Pack and installing four granite posts connected to a timber fence to mark entrances to the ...more

U.S. Senator

Democratic: Edward M. Kennedy, 769; Other, 1 ...more


Following a series of confrontations of parents with administration and school committee last year, Westford's new school superintendent has told the school committee communication will be his "central goal" for the year. ( ...more

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