The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 6, 2006


Sixteen of Carlisle's volunteer firefighters and crews from Acton and Billerica rushed to Woodland Road on Tuesday morning to put out a house fire that started as a short in the electric panel in the basement and spread through the wall of the structure. The residents, Myung Hee and Yang-Il Kim, were home, but unaware of the fire until workmen at the house ...more

Over four acres of former farmland, containing a meadow and two dwellings that are steeped in Carlisle history, will be protected, thanks to Bob and Peggy Hilton. Almost 100 % of the property is located within the town's Historic District and helps to sustain its 18th-century heritage. ...more

MCAS results for 2006 released last week show Concord-Carlisle High School students continue to do well in the annual exams, scoring well above statewide averages. Ninety-four% of tenth-graders scored as either advanced or proficient on the English/Language Arts test, while 90% scored in the two top categories in math. ...more

Omnipoint Communications antenna. Having requested a special permit at the board's September 13 meeting to install a cellular antenna in the existing tower at 871 Bedford Road, the T-Mobile subsidiary asked for and received a date for the required public hearing. The public hearing is scheduled for the next board meeting on Monday, October ...more

George Mansfield, Planning Board Administrator, unfurled the summary sheet and the seven-sheet series of plot plans for ANR review (Approval Not Required) for Wilkins Hill at the Carlisle Planning Board's September 27 meeting. He repeated his earlier comment, "This is the largest development you've seen since Tall Pines." Represented were 94 acres ...more

The Conservation Commission spent a major portion of its September 28 meeting studying engineering specifications for what promises to be a challenging construction site behind the former home of Doris and Niels Larsen on Concord Street. Stamski and McNary engineer George Dimakarakos presented a working version of his proposal for the Larsens' Notice of Intent ...more

A 55-year-old woman tested positive for West Nile Virus last week in Billerica, Carlisle's neighbor on its northeast border. In response to the case, the Billerica Board of Health is working with the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Project to increase surveillance of the virus and to spray targeted areas in the town that contain large numbers of mosquitoes. ...more

• Sign for furniture shop. In a continuation from the August 25 public hearing, Ian Sampson presented details of his proposed sign for the barn at 43 Bedford Road, space that he is renting for his furniture business. The sign will be gilt letters on old barnboard, and will hang from a yardarm near the doorway. The commission approved the ...more

Recreation Commission Chair Allen Deary spoke recently with the Mosquito about the proposal to expand the recreation facilities on the Banta-Davis Land on Bedford Road: ...more

Name: Anne Price ...more

Foreign language enrollment. In grades 5 through 8 there are 196 students taking Spanish, 104 students taking French and 72 taking Chinese. ...more

The Carlisle School Council is an advisory group with parents, teachers and community representatives mandated by the state of Massachusetts. It writes and implements the School Improvement Plan and enhances the school community. ...more

For years Carlisle has waited for word from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) as to whether or not the school's new wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) would be eligible for state aid. The good news is that on September 28, the school received a letter from MSBA stating that the WWTF would be considered part of the school's Link expansion ...more

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Arthur Dulong reported that as of September 11, enrollment at the high school stands at 1,264. "This is up 20 from last year at this time." Dulong said scheduling has been a challenge. Classroom usage is over 90%, and during one period, every single classroom is occupied. ...more

Lecture broadcasts. Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Principal Art Dulong told the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) at their September 26 meeting about a new use of technology by Science Department Chair Ray Pavlik, who is "pod-casting" Earth Science classes all year. If students miss school due to illness, ...more

Carlisle senior citizens should know that there are several town and state programs to provide significant tax relief to those in need. Below is a summary of some of the available programs. Each program requires the taxpayer to apply within specified time limits. ...more

Administrative Coordinator sought. Selectmen approved a job description for the new position of administrative coordinator, a full-time position that went by the name of housing administrator when Town Meeting voters approved it last May. The new name better reflects the myriad of administrative duties that the job will entail, ...more

7:30 P.M. Town Hall

7:30 Minutes, agenda items ...more

Information about foster parenting is available from: ...more

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