The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 23, 2007


Concord voters gave final approval for the replacement of the Willard Elementary School at an estimated cost of $29.4 million at a Special Town Election held Wednesday, November 14. With a 29% voter turnout, the proposal passed with a 64% majority. The vote was not contingent on receiving reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). ...more

Board of Health (BOH) Chairman Jeffrey Brem conducted a mini-seminar on septic system science at the November 13 Conservation Coffee. The aim was to enlighten attendees on the science behind proposed changes to Carlisle's Supplementary Regulations. These are the rules that strengthen or add to the state's Title 5 requirements, taking into account local geological, ...more

Visitors to Great Brook Farm State Park on Lowell Street may notice that construction has just begun on a new waste water treatment facility. The state park includes a dairy farm where 70 cows are milked by farmer Mark Duffy. The waste facility will treat "grey water" from the washing of stainless steel equipment after each milking. At a cost of ...more

Carlisle has over $800,000 available for dispersal in the next round of Community Preservation Act (CPA) projects, and the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will explain the application process at a public meeting on Thursday, December 6. CPC members met on November 15 to discuss their goals and constraints for project review, and reaffirm their January ...more

Budget issues, present and future, consumed a major portion of the time and energy of the Concord-Carlisle Regional Committee on November 13. ...more

· METCO Program will pass constitutional muster. Early this month, METCO Director Kim Bovell, METCO Counselor Sheria Morrison and Assistant Superintendent Diana Rigby went to a METCO Forum about the potential for legal challenges arising from the Supreme Court ruling barring Seattle and Louisville from using race in school assignments. General ...more

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Public asked to submit Benfield design criteria

[Ed note: Last week the Housing Authority sent this letter to 19 abutters to the Benfield property on South Street, and are sharing it to encourage input from the wider community.] ...more

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