The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 8, 2007


At public forums last week the Carlisle School outlined its most recent plans for a new building to replace the Spalding Building. Though the school will not hear if the project is approved for state reimbursement until late this year, the School Building Committee (SBC) says if it does not move forward to request design funds this fall, the project will continue ...more

Is the Carlisle School's Castle playground showing its age? Constructed with volunteer labor in 1988 (see "Community spirit raised Carlisle Castle," page 1), the sprawling wooden structure built under the trees beside the Spalding Building is enjoyed by children both during and after school. Not surprisingly, several things have changed over the ...more

The Carlisle Housing Authority is trying to decide whether the 26 units of affordable housing to be built on the Benfield property should be a senior-only development. Pros and cons were discussed at their May 31 meeting, at which neighbors to the town-owned land on South Street expressed frustration. When Chair Alan Lehotsky said, "We shouldn't write ...more

On May 31, the Carlisle Housing Authority (CHA) reviewed a letter from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) concerning stipulations for the town's Affordable Accessory Apartment (AAA) bylaw. The state wants a 15-year minimum commitment on apartments that will be affordably rented, regardless of whether the property changes ...more

Between 2001 and 2006 the Carlisle School enrollment dropped by 70 students, from 857 down to 787, according to the town's Annual Reports. Incoming classes are generally smaller than the older grades. For instance, this year grades 8 and 7 have between 90 and 103 students, while the kindergarten class has 69 pupils. Demographic studies have documented that ...more

· Emergency plans. Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Principal Arthur Dulong spoke about the CCHS Safety and Crisis Planning at the May 22 meeting of the Regional School Committee (RSC). He said, "The safety of students and staff is absolutely paramount." Dulong and his staff, Concord Police Chief Wetherbee and ...more

Old HomeDay Roundup

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes, bills, budget, ...more


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