The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 10, 2006


Carlisle will be tightening its belt next year if it adheres to the preliminary guideline budget proposed by the Finance Committee (FinCom) this week. In a letter sent to all town departments and the schools, the FinCom is proposing a guideline increase for FY08 of only 2.9%. Even this low level will need to be supported by a transfer from free cash. Without ...more

On an unusually warm Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, Carlisle voters started gathering early outside Town Hall, at 6:40 a.m. to be exact. Finally by 7 a.m., as Election Warden Eva Herndon announced the opening of the polls, the long line of voters that had assembled outside the building passed into Town Hall to cast their votes in the dual Town and State ...more

How will the state divide $500 million per year among over 60 schools judged "in need of substantial work?" Last week Carlisle School Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman and members of the Carlisle School Building Committee attended a symposium concerning the new Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) funding process. MSBA Executive Director ...more

Carlisle School Committee (CSC) Chair Nicole Burkel started the November 1 meeting by saying the school board had received a number of calls regarding security at the school, spurred by the October 19 incident of the 33-year-old Shrewsbury man found lingering in a black Saturn by the school grounds (see "Police question man loitering by schools," ...more

Carlisle Middle School Principal Paul Graseck presented an interpretation of the school's MCAS scores at the November 1 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting. Assisting him in explaining the meaning behind the ratings were Carlisle School Reading Specialists Stephen Bober and Susan Helenius-LaPorte, and Math Specialist Liz Perry. In general Carlisle's performance ...more

The school continues to work with town officials on a school building project the town can afford. After the school's Master Plan was completed last spring, the Carlisle School Building Committee began discussions with the new Long-term Financial Planning subcommittee that includes FinCom members and other town officials. The planning committee was formed ...more

· Paint color. In the first of two public hearings, the commission approved the paint color, Country Redwood, for exterior doors (with the exception of the front door, which will remain natural) at the home of Jim and Karen Clemens at 75 Westford Street. The commission had previously approved the house colors. ...more

Two Fox-Melanson grants for professional development have been accepted by the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) at its November 1 meeting. The grants, totaling $6,000, were awarded by the Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) and are named in honor of retired School Superintendent, Davida Fox-Melanson. The CEF raises funds to provide additional educational support ...more

· Jacobellis Special Permit granted. The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) granted Bonnie Jacobellis at 164 Fiske Street a special permit to operate her horse-riding lessons and boarding business for one year with several conditions. First, Jacobellis can board up to five horses, which includes her own horses. She had originally applied to board six ...more


A Carlisle woman was seriously injured in a 3-car accident at Barretts Mill and Lowell Roads in Concord last Thursday morning. ( ...more

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