The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 29, 2007


About 40 community members crowded into the Carlisle School Library on June 20 both to voice concerns and to hear how the school is responding to the Carlisle Teachers Association (CTA) disagreements with the school superintendent (see "Carlisle teachers vote no confidence in Superintendent Marie Doyle" June 15.) ...more

What's the best way to bring affordable housing to Carlisle? There are dozens of federal, state and private entities offering programs with varying purposes, requirements and restrictions. Wading through the options is a time-consuming and frustrating job, particularly as the rules and their interpretations are constantly changing. In addition, no amount of ...more

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will place a lien on the property located at the intersection of Lowell Street and Bedford Road owned by Robert L. Daisy and his sister, Barbara E. Culkins, as a result of costs incurred by the agency several years ago in cleaning up soil contaminated with the gasoline additive ...more

The Selectmen voted at their June 26 meeting to accept the lowest bid of three received for completing the recently-issued RFP for pathways, issuing the job to Allied Paving of Chelmsford. At Annual Town Meeting, $300,000 in Community Preservation Act funds was set aside for the project, along with $100,000 already under the control of the Pedestrian and ...more

First Religious Society Wireless Facility. Attorney Brian Lamoureux and engineer Joseph Pereira appeared before the board for an informal discussion of conceptual plans of Sprint Spectrum and Nextel Communications for a special permit and site plan approval for a personal wireless communication facility at the First Religious Society at 27 ...more

Revolving account. After a second year of high engineering activity and expenses which exceeded the cap on the 53E Revolving Account, the Board of Health agreed on June 19 to request an increase in the cap on the account. Board member Bill Risso stated, "This is fee money; it doesn't involve tax increases. We need to ask the Board of Selectmen ...more

What is the legal meaning of the recent "no confidence" vote in Superintendent Marie Doyle taken by the Carlisle Teachers Association (CTA)? Why did the CTA take that action rather than follow a formal grievance process? ...more

Teacher promotions. Six Carlisle teachers have received professional teacher (formerly called "tenure") status, announced Superintendent Marie Doyle at the June 20 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC). The six teachers and their 2007 — 2008 assignments are: eighth-grade language arts teacher Marcella Pixley, third-grade ...more

The Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) recently granted $50,000 to the Carlisle Public School to support World Language in the elementary grades, K-5. This is CEF's second year of funding Spanish classes for the younger grades. Students in K-4 have one class a week of Spanish for 30 minutes while students in fifth grade who have chosen Spanish have one class ...more

Members of the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) worked their way through an agenda that started with evaluation of a Keyspan pipeline, moved on to demolition of the Greenough Cottage and concluded with plans for rehabilitation of a Fiske Street farmlet. On this June 21 evening, the first of the summer season, warmth and congeniality reigned. ...more

Resignation and leadership change. Longtime ConsCom member and former chairman John Lee has announced his resignation from the commission, effective July 1. In appreciation of his expertise and dedicated service, his colleagues tendered gifts and goodies at the close of their June 21 meeting. In an earlier action they had elected current vice-chairman ...more

2007 The Carlisle Mosquito