The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 9, 2007

Police, spectators and photographers gather to watch firefighters extend the large ladder to the roof of the Brick-end House.

Worried neighbors watched in the cold last Thursday afternoon as flames swelled out of the roof of one of Carlisle's historical landmarks, the 1780 Jonathan Heald house at 68 South Street. Fire units from three towns assisted 20 of the town's 27 on-call firemen who were struggling to contain and then extinguish the blaze in what Fire Chief David Flannery described ...more

The Carlisle School would like the Selectmen to approve a Warrant Article for the Spring Town Meeting which would provide them with design funds for a new building on the campus. Construction costs continue to escalate, School Building Committee (SBC) Chair Christy Barbee explained, and the longer the project is delayed, the higher the final cost to the town. ...more

Virtually all of the cities and towns in Massachusetts are facing long-term financial problems. Local governments are inadvertently trapped by the convergence of four major forces: Proposition 2 1/2, the State's Landmark Education Reform Act of 1993, rising health insurance costs and recent cuts in local aid. As a result, Massachusetts lost 14,200 municipal ...more

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito