The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 6, 2008

Enrollment declines weighed in Carlisle School plans

Declining enrollment at the Carlisle School will likely impact the focus of the proposed building project, as a recent report shows enrollment will continue to decrease in the next decade. ...more

Historical Commission okays wireless facility in church steeple

Plans for an Omnipoint wireless facility at the First Religious Society (FRS) church were approved by the Historical Commission on May 27. In a continuation of a hearing on April 27, Jennifer Lewis of Prince, Lobel, Glovsky and Tye, attorney for Omnipoint Communications, Inc. (a subsidiary of T-Mobile), returned to the commission with revisions to Omnipoint’s ...more

Highland Committee in home stretch, seeks school input

The Highland Building Study Committee meeting on May 28 opened with Selectman Alan Carpenito’s announcement that the Board of Selectmen (BOS) would accept their advisory committee’s report in June or July. The committee agreed to try to finalize their report in two weeks’ time, for presentation to the Selectmen in writing by June 18 and then as an agenda ...more

Historical Commission hears Ferns expansion plans

Larry Bearfield, an alternate on the Historical Commission, appeared at the commission’s May 27 meeting in his role as co-proprietor of Ferns to discuss plans to expand the store. Bearfield proposes to add a middle section between the store and the garage, and relocate the entrance there, accessible from Lowell Street and the back parking lot. The goal is ...more

Board of Selectmen shorts, May 27

FY08 shortfall. Local receipts for FY08 are short by $50,000 to $60,000 due to lower than expected construction permitting this spring. Also, a judgment on a second Benfield roll-back tax case has gone against the town, resulting in a $105,000 assessment if the town pays immediately. If the town appeals, the original ...more

One neighborhood network gathers for emergency readiness

Mary Zoll organized the first (or one of the first) Neighborhood Network meeting of a designated neighborhood on Sunday, May 31, at the home of the Camerons on School Street. The Carlisle Board of Health has urged Carlisleans to group themselves into defined neighborhoods as part of the town, and national, efforts to prepare and cope with an area-wide emergency. ...more

CCHS to host exchange students from Turkmenistan

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) English teacher David Nurenberg received permission from the Regional School Committee (RSC) on May 27 to start an exchange program between Balkanabat School #17 in Turkmenistan and CCHS. Nurenberg spent two weeks in Balkanabat during April through a “Teaching Excellence and Achievement” Program grant, a “TEA Fellowship,” ...more

Carlisle School considers growing technology needs

The Carlisle School’s inventory of computers and other electronic equipment is expanding along with the increasing role of technology in education. As the inventory grows, so does the cost of support and replacement. The school administration, with the help of the Technology Committee, has prepared a report listing technology goals for the next seven years. ...more

New CCHS athletic field named, opening celebration on Sunday

Phil Gibson, of the Friends of Concord-Carlisle Playing Fields, gave an update on the field project at the May 27 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC). He said the fields would be completed by June 6. On Sunday, June 8 there will be an opening day celebration at the fields from noon to 4 p.m. There will be music, food and activities ...more

Tree vandalism puzzles residents

Police are investigating damage to two Carlisle trees last week, one of them a Carlisle landmark. On Friday afternoon harm to a tree at the Treibick residence on East Street was reported and investigated. It was standing, but had vertical marks on the trunk that could have been caused by an animal. A Fish and Game employee in the Carlisle area was asked to ...more

RSC approves revision to discipline for student athletes ...more

Planning Board hires lawyer to review bylaws and regulations

Michael Abend, Chair of the Planning Board, appeared at the Selectmen’s meeting May 27 to present a plan for a review of Carlisle’s land development bylaws and regulations, “most of which have not been updated in over a decade.” The board had voted to hire a lawyer, Jonathan Witten, who is versed in property law and 40B regulations. It is hoped other ...more

News from surrounding towns

 Acton school snacks. The current policy in Acton schools supports bringing treats like cup cakes to classrooms to celebrate birthdays and other occasions. But a petition has been raised against this policy. The petitioners argue that allowing these types of foods could trigger dangerous exposure to kids with ...more

Agendas for upcoming town board and committee meetings

7:00: Town Administrator Report ...more


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