The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 11, 2008

WELL-TRAVELED PATH. Snow on the scenic cranberry bog dike trail shows use by animals, cross-country skiers and perhaps horses before the recent warm spell. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

The young man (I'll call him Mark) is looking down, not making eye contact. He slouches in his chair until he gets a subtle nudge from his mom to remind him to sit up. Mark looks as though he'd rather be anywhere else. It's hard to read what he's feeling. Maybe he's mad he was caught; maybe he's embarrassed and remorseful. ...more

On January 8, Dr. Brenda Finn announced her retirement as Superintendent of both the K-8 Concord School system and the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS), to take effect at the end of August. She made the announcement to the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC). Finn has been CCHS Superintendent since July, 2003. RSC Chair Michael Fitzgerald ...more

The state Court of Appeals has ruled against Carlisle in a suit that may cost the town over $300,000. The suit involved land on West Street originally owned by A.E. Benfield and now under South Street Nominee Trust. The land was taken out of a forestry restriction in 2002 in order to be subdivided for housing lots. At the time, the town claimed roll-back taxes ...more

Massachusetts had an eventful year in 2007: the state saw its first black governor, Deval Patrick, take office, the Red Sox won another World Series, and the New England Patriots followed with a record-breaking 16-0 winning season. ...more

2008 The Carlisle Mosquito