The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 26, 2007


The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has awarded Carlisle a grant of $297,471 in a dollar-for-dollar match of the FY07 monies collected by the 2% property tax surcharge authorized under the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Since 2002, Carlisle has been awarded a total of $1,566,735. ...more

With a vote of 5 to 1, the Planning Board approved granting a special permit for construction and operation of an 80-foot monopole antenna on Sorli Farm at 1022 Westford Street. Brian Larson, the dissenting board member, was not persuaded that Omnipoint Communications could not satisfy its coverage objectives with a 60-foot monopole. Chair pro tem David Freedman ...more

Over the next two weeks Selectmen Tim Hult and Doug Stevenson will set up a new committee to look into what to do about the deteriorating Highland Building on the Carlisle School campus. The decision to create the task force was made at the October 23 Board of Selectmen's (BOS) meeting. ...more

Representatives from the Carlisle Montessori School toured the Highland Building on Monday, October 22, as part of their search for new quarters for next year. Carlisle School Committee (CSC) member Michael Fitzgerald announced the inquiry at the October 17 CSC meeting. The Montessori School is currently located in the Saint Irene Church on East Street. ...more

Think nothing ever gets done in town government? A dream is about to be realized that may restore your faith. If all goes as planned, pathways radiating from the Town Center will be in place by next June, and summer walks into town may once again become part of Carlisle life. ...more

Hanover Hill subdivision. Following a review of material previously submitted by the developer of the proposed 36 lot subdivision at 672 and 872 Westford Street, Steven Ventresca (Nitsch Engineering), the board's engineering consultant, gave the board his preliminary recommendations. He suggested a peer review of the traffic study presented ...more

The members of the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory Committee include: Chair Jack Troast of Concord Street, John Bakewell of Rutland Street, Eileen Faber of Lowell Street and Deb Belanger of Palmer Way. A fifth member, Nancy Szczesniak, will be resigning. The committee would like to add someone with experience in construction management. ...more

The Carlisle School runs on technology. Students of all ages use classroom and library computers for research, writing, editing, graphing, practicing math skills, and creating multimedia presentations. The school has three electronic whiteboards (ActivBoards) which give teachers a host of options including saving and printing classroom lessons. The school ...more

As the technology of internet connection options evolves at a rapid pace, Carlisle residents are always playing catch-up to get on board with the latest and greatest. There is no doubt this anticipation creates excitement in some and frustration in others. ...more

Apology to faculty. Carlisle School Committee Chair Nicole Burkel began the meeting by publicly apologizing for her slip in allowing a teacher to be discussed during a previous meeting (see 10/12/07, "Job-share arrangement worries fifth-grade parents"). "I'd like to issue an apology to the faculty and specifically to Jen Reinhard ...more

Despite a rich menu of possible discussion topics, including affordable housing, school resources, transportation, the Community Preservation Act and tax reform, at the October 22 breakfast meeting of the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) legislators and local officials were repeatedly drawn to the problem of funding these and other ...more

7:30 p.m. Town Hall

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2007 The Carlisle Mosquito