The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 20, 2007


There are ten declared candidates for the position of U.S. Representative for the 29 cities and towns in the Massachusetts Fifth Congressional District. A special election is scheduled for October 16 to fill the vacancy left by Marty Meehan who represented the district for more than 14 years and resigned on July 1 to become Chancellor of the University of ...more

Behind the scenes at the Gleason Public Library is a small board of elected Trustees who support the busy and popular facility. Trustees Phil Conti, Dale Ryder and Priscilla Stevens all credit Library Director Angela Mollet with making their volunteer duties enjoyable. ...more

The idea of tailoring the housing on the town-owned Benfield Land toward seniors was a topic of discussion at the Housing Authority's July 12 meeting, coming two weeks after the Affordable Housing Trust expressed a preference for senior housing on the site and suggested limiting the total number of housing units. ...more

The controversial project to build two athletic fields on a wooded site behind the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) got underway on Monday, July 16, but was halted two days later as opponents continue attempts to halt construction. ...more

Drilling for the first two of five public water supply wells at the Coventry Woods subdivision was expected to begin this week, Board of Health Agent Linda Fantasia informed the board at their meeting on Tuesday, July 17. Fantasia stated that the well inspector would be present when drilling takes place. The state Department of Environmental Protection will ...more

On July 11 the Finance Committee (FinCom) met to approve transfers totaling $178,104.68 from the FY07 Reserve Fund. These transfers cover budget deficits as a result of affordable housing legal costs, special education and other shortfalls in the running of town government during the fiscal year just ended. In the FY07 budget, $236,000 was set aside in the ...more

Substantial progress has been made toward resolution of the months-long standoff between homeowner Theodore Mark and the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) regarding unauthorized construction in and near wetlands on his lot at the corner of Concord Street and Bingham Road. The promising rapprochement was hammered out in spite of the commission's inability ...more

The Carlisle Police are continuing their investigation into a threatening letter targeting Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle, as well as reports of past vandalism on her car. No further vandalism or similar letters have been reported. ...more

The newly ratified CCHS teachers' contract includes 24 changes to the former contract which covered school terms 2003-2007. At least half of the changes relate to teacher pay. Salary configurations can be unique for each teacher, and a teacher's total income is based on a number of factors including experience, education, time at CCHS and additional stipends. ...more

Veterans Memorial. A number of people have expressed interest in joining the Memorial Committee and Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie suggested expanding it to include more than two at-large members. Tim Hult expressed gratification at the "very qualified" townspeople who have stepped forward, including veterans, family members ...more

56 Bellows Hill Road. Jeff Hannaford of Norse Design Services came before the board for an informal discussion of the design requirements for an additional septic system to service a guest house at 56 Bellows Hill Road. ...more

The Carlisle Police Department again took part in two mobilizations funded by the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau as part of the Click It or Ticket and Drunk Driving Over the Limit Under Arrest initiative. "Drunk Driving Over the Limit Under Arrest" is the name that replaced "You Drink and Drive, You Lose." These mobilizations are funded ...more

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

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

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