The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 29, 2008


Town searches for options in budget crunch

Faced with a budget impasse, the Finance Committee (FinCom) on Tuesday, February 26, proposed to the Selectmen a creative solution: allow the Carlisle School to swap computers for teachers in order to restore elementary world languages, a language arts specialist, and technology integration. The Board of Selectmen (BOS) reviewed the proposal which will likely ...more

Selectmen propose, then pause on wind turbine regs

Carlisle could face challenges by wireless companies if language was added to the bylaws in order to allow special permits for wind turbines, the Selectmen learned at their February 26 meeting. The board has been considering a modification to bylaw 4.7, “Intensity and Dimensional Requirement, Height Exceptions,” which would read: “—¦except wind turbine ...more

Barry Haley fields parent questions about sports at CCHS

Barry Haley gave an overview of his role as the the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) athletic director and answered questions about the high school sports programs during a CCHS Parents Association meeting earlier this month. Haley, who joined the faculty last year, was very enthusiastic about the new Beede Swim Center and the two artificial turf fields ...more

CPC approves three projects, waits on Honor Roll, Benfield Land

On February 25, another night where every meeting room in Town Hall was in use, the members of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) and a small group of citizens squeezed into the Parlin Room to hear the CPC vote on which grant applications would be presented to Town Meeting this May for approval. As committee members and audience members moved back and ...more

Planning continues for Veterans Honor Roll restoration

Back in October of 2006, the Selectmen reviewed the condition of the Veterans Honor Roll memorial that sits on the Town Common and recommended that it be repaired or even replaced with “granite or some other more permanent material.” The Town Common Committee requested Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds in 2007 in the amount of $22,000 to repair the ...more

Planning Board reviews Hanover Hill, considers wind turbines

At the February 25 meeting of the Planning Board, George Dimakarakos (Stamski & McNary), attorney Paul Alphen and developer Rob West discussed the Definitive Subdivision Plan for Hanover Hill, the proposed 35-lot subdivision off Route 225. ...more

State wildlife manager encourages hunting to manage deer population

For anyone concerned about deer damage and Lyme disease, Pat Huckery has a recommendation: more hunting and less animal feeding. She suggests opening up Carlisle’s conservation lands to hunting and encouraging landowners to let hunters onto private property. The tall, khaki-clad Huckery, Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) New England District Manager, was ...more

Shorts from the Conservation Commission, Feb. 14

• 40B Working Group. Steve Hinton and Ed Rolfe of the Carlisle 40B Working Group met with the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) to discuss its draft report (See “Working Group wants to revamp 40B process,” Mosquito, February 8.) Hinton explained that the group has reviewed the comprehensive permit law (M.G.L. Chapter 40B) application process and is proposing ...more

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