The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 16, 2008

ELECTION DAY. Mary Hult stands ready to turn the crank on the ballot box, while (left to right) Doris Jafferian, Clare Brown and Assistant Warden Kerri Piette process absentee ballots while Jim Elgin checks out after voting at Town Hall on May 13. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Override passes at Town Election
Contested races won by Tice, Williams, Fink, Salemy and Rosas

Voters on Tuesday, May 13, approved a $251,610 levy-limit override by a margin of 375 to 246. With passage of the override to support the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in addition to the FY09 budget passed at Town Meeting on May 5, Carlisle residents face a 3.7% increase in real estate taxes in the coming year. ...more

Planning Board looks at year-end finances

Budget balancing may affect the Planning Board’s staffing level for the rest of the town’s fiscal year, and at the May 12 meeting the board was dismayed at having planning functions possibly curtailed. Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie has requested that the board’s Administrative Assistant Gretchen Caywood’s weekly hours be cut back to 15 from the ...more

Surveying Carlisle's historic properties

If you happen to see two middle-aged women snapping pictures on your street, don’t call the police. They are Anne Forbes and Gretchen Schuler, preservation planning consultants, efficiently surveying historic properties in the town. ...more

Superintendent Doyle praised in performance evaluation

Carlisle School Committee (CSC) Chair Nicole Burkel presented Superintendent Marie Doyle’s favorable performance evaluation at the School Committee meeting on May 7. School Committee member Dale Ryder suggested a change in the process for future years, noting she had not been given a copy of the final evaluation prior to the May 7 CSC meeting. The annual ...more

Brush fire scorches Great Brook trail

Mother’s Day celebrations were interrupted last Sunday afternoon when the Carlisle Fire Department rushed to a brush fire at Great Brook Farm State Park. About a mile into the woods on the Woodchuck Trail, an area about 100 by 60 feet was actively burning. The trail is a popular but rugged bicycle and hiking path, crossing over streams and leading to a high ...more

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