The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 13, 2008

Trails Committee receives grant for repair of Greenough bridge

Recent vandalism to the Greenough footbridge has made it virtually impassable, thereby making repairs there a priority. And while vandalism complicates the efforts of the Trails Committee and supporting volunteers in town, caught vandals may end up working on the trail network through the community service component required by the Restorative Justice Program. ...more

Black bear sighted in state park

A Great Brook Farm State Park employee checking on trail maintenance on the Fern Loop Trail on June 3 found a small -to medium-sized black bear walking 50 to 60 feet ahead of him on the trail, heading toward Blueberry Hill. Louis Giordano said he grew up in northeast Pennsylvania and “knows about black bears,” so he and the bear just looked at each other ...more

35-lot Hanover Hill subdivision approved

The Planning Board on June 9 approved what will be Carlisle’s “largest subdivision in a couple of decades,” according to Chair Michael Epstein. Two applications had been submitted by the developers of Hanover Hill to be built on Westford Street. The Planning Board voted to approve both the subdivision plan, with a list of waivers and conditions, as well ...more

Omnipoint wireless application picks up where it left off

Omnipoint returned to the Planning Board on June 9 to continue their application for a wireless facility at the First Religious Society. Outgoing Chair Michael Epstein noted it had been three months since the company had been to the board and questioned the delay. Brian Grossman of Prince, Lobel, Glovsky, and Tye, representing Omnipoint, said the company had ...more

CSC declines $4,700 for music program, accepts $26,000 in other donations

By a unanimous vote the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on June 4 rejected the Krapf family’s offer of $4,698, which would have covered the new chorus and band fees for the next school year. Two stipulations had been attached to the acceptance of the donation: that the money be used only for band and chorus fees, and that the CSC rescind the fees for the ...more


Our apologies to Michael Epstein for mistaking his last name in the article “Planning Board hires lawyer to review bylaws and regulations,” June 6. Michael Abend was Planning Board Chair a few years ago, and we got our Michaels mixed up. ∆ ...more

Carlisle School undergoing Internet domain name change

The Carlisle Public School’s Internet domain name changed this week, providing a new Internet address for the school web site at:, and new school e-mail addresses for teachers and staff, in the form Although the domain name has been changed, messages sent to the old e-mail addresses will continue to work ...more

Carlisle School Committee shorts, June 4

School facilitator. Former Carlisle School Committee (CSC) Chair Nicole Burkel summarized the work of consultant John Littleford, who was hired last year to help with management issues at the school after the teachers union issued a vote of no confidence in the superintendent. The Mosquito is currently seeking a ...more

Michael Fitzgerald takes a break after 18 years of town service

Michael Fitzgerald is an exceptional example of a public-minded volunteer. His recent retirement from the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) caps 18 years of service (so far) in Carlisle town government. ...more

Nicole Burkel retires from CSC after six years

“Carlisle is a great town in which to raise kids,” said recently retired Carlisle School Committee (CSC) member Nicole Burkel. Her youngest is now a student at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) and her oldest is headed to college. After six years on the committee she is ready to move on to other opportunities. Her experience living in France ...more

Retiring Chair Allen Deary explains RecCom’s role

The Recreation Commission (RecCom) did not have an official meeting on Monday night, June 9, because only one member showed up; but Allen Deary, retiring chair, provided an off-the-cuff overview of the RecCom’s mission to two potential new members, Kevin Smith and Ray Jimenez. ...more

Selectmen discuss new pathways in town center

With Doug Stevenson (vice John Williams/ Bill Tice clerk) preparing to take over the helm for Timothy Hult as the Chair of the Board of Selectman, Hult seemed focused on providing for a smooth transition at the committee as well as easing Carlisle’s acceptance of change. Hult highlighted the visible differences at the town center, and emphasized the town’s ...more

College choices of Carlisle CCHS graduates

Carolyn Abend University of Vermont ...more

Planning Board shorts, June 9

Board officers. Greg Peterson was voted in as chair with Brian Larson as vice chair. Marc Lamere is now treasurer and Carol Nathan continues as clerk. Summer meetings will be June 23, July 28, and August 18. An application for an accessory apartment will be held June 23 at 7:45 and an application for a common drive ...more

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