The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 15, 2007


After an 11-year-long legal battle, the Carlisle Planning Board and other defendants have reached a settlement in the lawsuit brought by the brothers David Valchius and Michael Vale (formerly Valchius) regarding their request to subdivide land on Berry Corner Lane. The legal action was dropped when Lisa Mead of Blatman, Bobrowski and Mead, L.L.C., attorney ...more

The Carlisle Teachers' Association (CTA) has issued a vote of "no confidence" in Carlisle Superintendent Marie Doyle, stating in a press release on Monday, June 11, "The Carlisle Teachers' Association, by a vote of 54-3, has passed a vote of "no confidence" in the Superintendent of Schools, Marie Doyle. There were five abstentions." ...more

Starting next fall, fifth graders at the Carlisle School will switch classes, alternating between two teachers for different subjects, and as the new teaching format was announced at the June 6 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting, Chair Nicole Burkel said, "We've assigned fifth grade to the middle school." ...more

Following months of unsuccessful negotiation, the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) has delivered a second Enforcement Order to homeowner Theodore Mark. The first order, issued last November, had halted all work at his lot on the corner of Concord Street and Bingham Road, cited numerous departures from the original construction plan approved by the commission ...more

Three bids were opened at noon on Thursday, June 7 for the town pathway construction and paving contract. Project bids were submitted by Allied Paving of Chelmsford, T and K Asphalt Services, Inc. of Whitman, and Sunshine Paving of North Chelmsford. Because of an arithmetic discrepancy it was not immediately clear which firm had the low bid. Town Administrator ...more

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) has approved two projects of interest to local hikers, bikers and skiers who frequent Great Brook Farm State Park (GBFSP) - yes, even state agencies have to get a favorable nod from the town's environmental watchdogs whenever our waterways are involved. The first Notice of Intent (NOI) filed at the June 7 meeting covered ...more

[The following letter was submitted by Carlisle Teachers Association (CTA) President Michael Miller on behalf of the CTA Executive Board] ...more

· Summer school. Summer school schedules are finalized, Director of Student Services Karen Slack reported at the June 6 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC). Each summer, she explained, the school offers half-day group instruction sessions to students "who are at a substantial risk for regression." This year, Slack said, the ...more

The Carlisle School Wellness Committee is recommending "non-food" celebrations for special events, Director of Student Services, Karen Slack, told the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on June 6. The goal of the committee, she said, "was to make recommendations that lead to a healthier lifestyle at school and fitness in general." ...more

Members of the Middle School Student Council visited the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on June 6 and reported on their activities through the year. Calling the students up to the front for their presentation, CSC Chair Nicole Burkel said, "This is one of our highlights." ...more

Chair pro tem David Freedman opened the hearing at the June 11 Planning Board meeting on the application by Omnipoint Communications, Inc. to build a personal wireless communication facility on the Sorli Farm at 1022 Westford Street. Attorney Brian Grossman and engineer Kamal Johari represented the applicant. ...more

Maureen Tarca is typical of many of Carlisle's baby boomers who will soon be looking to downsize. "When my son left for college, the house became too big." .... more

It's a frustrating time to be in the Carlisle real estate market. Has the downturn ended? Have prices stabilized? Buyers who waited expecting to snap up deals have been disappointed, as were sellers expecting to cash out quickly. Over the past year sales have dropped and inventory has risen as homeowners and seekers waited to see where the market was headed. ...more

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