The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 19, 2007


Matching results across the district, a majority of voters in town preferred Democrat Niki Tsongas over the competition in the special election for U.S. Representative for the fifth Congressional District of Massachusetts held Tuesday, October 16. Tsongas received 819 votes and Republican Jim Ogonowski placed second with 519 votes. The remaining candidates ...more

A review of Town Hall personnel management by an outside facilitator has pointed to unfair policies and a workplace culture that discourages independent thinking. Dr. Sheneet Thomson of Interpeople, Inc. was called in to investigate complaints that personality issues are causing friction and communication is poor among the Town Hall staff. Thomson's report ...more

The Recreation Commission (RecCom) voted this week to offer the new full-time Recreation Director position to Holly Hamilton, who has been the Recreation Director in Chelmsford for the last 14 years. ...more

Recently released results from the spring 2007 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) show more Carlisle School students scored in the top two categories than in 2006 (see Table 1 on page 6.) ...more

Administrative Coordinator Elizabeth Barnett updated the Carlisle Housing Authority on October 11 on her efforts to apply for a Priority Development Fund grant for a professional consultant who will help write the Request for Proposal (RFP) for design of the housing development on the town-owned Benfield property on South Street. Currently each CHA member ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) ranked sixth state-wide in the tenth-grade English/Language Arts (L.A.) test and ranked 30th on the math test given under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in the spring of 2007, out of a total of 283 school districts. ...more

If the October 11 Conservation Commission (ConsCom) agenda is a harbinger of things to come, pedestrians of either a cautious or rugged bent have reason to cheer. Deb Belanger of the Bike/Pedestrian Safety Task Force attended the meeting to ask the commission to set aside a substantial portion of its October 25 agenda, in order to evaluate plans for completion ...more

At the October 9 Conservation Coffee, about 35 early risers explored an issue that is guaranteed to generate heat; namely, agricultural pesticide use on town-owned conservation land. The exchanges were lively, but the diverse group also displayed willingness to listen to each other. ...more

· 259 South Street. Following up on a September 27 Notice of Intent (NOI) for landscaping which had replaced an expired NOI and fulfilled the conditions of an August Enforcement Order from the commission, Eileen and Ronald Nardone's continued filing was approved. As required, the applicants had had the wetland boundaries confirmed by wetland ...more

Town Hall 8:00 p.m.

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

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