The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 24, 2007


Carlisle Middle School Principal Paul Graseck has submitted his resignation. In a memo to the school community and staff dated August 2, Superintendent Marie Doyle announced both the resignation and that retired educator James Halliday has been hired as an interim principal. ...more

Two Carlisle police officers started their regular night patrol of the library at 1:45 a.m. on the morning of August 4 but they ended up intervening in a suicide attempt, making an unexpected trip to the hospital, and saving a Somerville resident's life ...more

A 911 call from a 19-year-old Rutland Street resident at noon on July 30 led area police on a fast-moving trail of surprises and unexpected turns that ended in the arrest of 35-year-old Jason Riley of Lowell on August 4. ...more

"If we stay focused and meet the deadlines over the next weeks, it's going to be a terrific project," said Chair Deb Belanger at the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory Committee meeting on August 20. The town signed a contract in July with Allied Paving Corporation to create paved pathways along East Street, Lowell Street, Concord Street and to ...more

On August 14, Jeff Brem, chair of the Board of Health (BOH), and Mary Kate Martelon, summer intern, presented the Selectmen with a plan for organizing Neighborhood Networks throughout Carlisle. The goal is to have a point person for each neighborhood who would be the contact in case of a medical or other emergency. That person would also assume responsibility ...more

The Recreation Commission (RecCom) is still accepting applications for the full-time Recreation Director position authorized by Town Meeting in April, in part because of a delay in posting the position locally. This requirement has now been addressed, and Allen Deary, RecCom chair, said a search committee will follow a structured process to screen and interview ...more

In the hope of smoothing the process and preventing future law suits and legal bills, on August 14 former and present members of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met with the Selectmen to map out an improved method for managing 40B applications. The 40B state law allows a developer to circumvent local zoning in order to build affordable housing ...more

Election. A warrant was issued for a Special State Election to be held September 4. The election is a special primary for a Fifth District Representative to Congress, replacing Marty Meehan, who has resigned to become Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. ...more

The Conservation Commission has accepted an official Restoration Plan drawn up by Wetland Scientist Lisa Standley of Vanasse Hangen Bristlin Inc., at the behest of homeowner Ted Mark. The plan was prepared in response to a May 27 Enforcement Order that identified four violations of the terms of the commission's November 2005 approval for construction on his ...more

Where is the bear? Last fall and winter one or more black bears were spotted frequently throughout Carlisle — usually in night-time raids on residents' garbage cans or bird feeders, but there have been no reports logged with the Carlisle Police or the newspaper in several months. Recently there were rumors on the town grapevine that a bear might have ...more

Clearing up unsettled business before a month-long break, the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) completed action on two projects at their August 11 meeting. The first was a continued hearing on Keyspan Energy Delivery's plan for installation of an eight-inch gas pipeline running from Route 27 in Westford to the junction of Westford and Acton Streets in Carlisle. ...more

Facilitator John Littleford of Littleford and Associates will meet with the Carlisle School Committee (CSC), some teachers and administrators on Friday, August 31 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to CSC member Dale Ryder. The CSC is hiring a facilitator in response to issues raised by teachers (see "Carlisle teachers vote no confidence in Superintendent ...more

Carlisle School Building Committee member Christy Barbee attended the Recreation Commission (RecCom) meeting on August 13 to discuss how community as well as school recreation needs may be served by various options for expanding the Carlisle School facilities. Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle and School Committee member Wendell Sykes joined the ...more

No push for Arena Farm land. The Arena Farm, situated on Route 2, is up for sale and was considered for high school use at the August 9 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC). Concord Academy has offered to buy the 12- acre property for $3.6 million. The RSC had been asked by the Concord Board of Selectmen whether they ...more

At their meeting on August 9, the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) decided to "respectfully decline" the offer to regionalize at the high school level with Maynard. ...more

Town Hall roof. Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie attended the meeting to discuss a future application to the Commission concerning the roof balustrade atop Town Hall. After a railing fell off the building (no one was hurt), it was discovered that some of the wooden structure was rotting and leaks in the roof were detected. McKenzie brought ...more

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