The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 12, 2007


The start of Carlisle's third century saw the construction of the town's first cell tower on Bedford Road and the first 40B housing on Lowell Street, as well as the return of Black Bear. But perhaps the most contentious change occurred at the Carlisle Public School. The school community struggled in the third year under Superintendent Marie Doyle, who brought ...more

Carlisle School Committee Chair Nicole Burkel announced the decision to renew the contract of Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle at the December 20 School Committee (CSC) meeting. The CSC met three times in closed-door, executive sessions "for the past couple of weeks," Burkel explained, discussing Doyle's contract renewal. Burkel, reached ...more

Superintendent Brenda Finn announced last week that Concord-Carlisle High School Principal Art Dulong will retire at the end of June. Reached after the meeting, Dulong was asked if he was old enough to retire. He emphatically replied, "Yes! . . . Since the end of last year, I've been ready to retire." ...more

A grant of $6,000 has been given to Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ) to help synchronize Carlisle police practices with C4RJ policies and procedures. The Restorative Justice program helps young offenders by offering an alternative to the judicial system and supporting them in making positive change at the same time as it helps their victims heal. ...more

89 Davis Road. At their January 2 meeting, the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) approved a five-bedroom septic deed restriction for a home on 89 Davis Road. The property is in the process of being sold and there was a question as to whether a finished media room in the basement would cause the room count to exceed the number of bedrooms ...more

At its December 18 meeting the Carlisle Housing Authority discussed process and possible schedule for the proposed town-owned affordable housing on the Benfield Property. ...more

Two four-hour periods of traffic enforcement on Carlisle roads yielded a catch of 35 cars stopped under the "Click it or Ticket" seat belt enforcement program on December 29 and January 5. ...more

Selectman John Williams reported on December 19 that he had taken a tour of the Greenough house and barn on Maple Street on December 1 with members of the Land Stewardship Committee. He concluded, "We clearly have an immediate safety problem there that requires boarding it up and turning off the electricity. Someone could get hurt." Brian Larson ...more

Jazi Piracha, a 26-year-old Billerica resident, was recently sentenced for a housebreak on East Riding Drive in August 2005. A laptop, DVD, VCR and other electronic equipment were stolen at that time. Piracha was identified by fingerprints lifted at the scene. After he was located, he acknowledged his role in the break-in. ...more

Funds are up, assets are growing, and there's room to borrow. Those were some of the conclusions of the audit report recently issued by Sullivan, Rogers, and Company, LLC of Burling-ton after auditing Carlisle's books for 2006. "Comments from the auditors were very complimentary and very positive," said Simon Platt of the Audit Committee to the Selectmen ...more

"It's a big job watching over Carlisle's schools," says Carlisle School Committee member Wendell Sykes. The issues are complex, the time demands are enormous and emotions can run high whenever the welfare of children is involved. But the job is important and School Committee members are dedicated to excellence in the Carlisle School, one of the highest ...more

School boiler replacement. Carlisle School Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman reported the first phase of the school boiler replacement project is completed. "We have a boiler, it is up and running," she announced. The second boiler will be installed around February vacation week, she added. Construction on the second boiler replacement ...more

The Carlisle School Committee, faced with a possible $350,000 override request, met with Finance Committee member David Model on January 3 to discuss budget options. Two FY08 budgets have been developed; a "levy limit budget" that meets the town's recommended 3% increase, and a "level services budget," which requires a 7.1% increase to ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes and bills ...more

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