The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 18, 2008

Resident interrupts burglary

A Heald Road resident interrupted a burglary in progress early last Thursday afternoon when she returned home after a half-hour’s absence and encountered a man coming downstairs as she entered the front door. Thinking it was a contractor she said, “Hello,” but the presumed contractor started running downstairs and ran out the back door. There was a plasma ...more

Highland Building Study Committee will recommend Town Meeting referendum

On July 2, the Highland Building Committee met to put the finishing touches on their recommendations to the Selectmen, and struggled over how to phrase the introduction to their document. The committee’s original charge was to present the Selectmen with all the viable options for disposition of the Highland Building. Although they have included demolition ...more

Carlisle’s cycling season is in full gear

As any driver or pedestrian in Carlisle can tell you, it’s bicycling season. Once the snow melts and the road edges are cleared of leaves and sand, Carlisle becomes an attraction for bike riders of all ages and abilities. Last Sunday morning saw the usual weekend rush of cyclists riding through or relaxing in the center of town. According to Larry Bearfield, ...more

Selectmen vote to amend Bedford Road pathway easement

The Selectmen unanimously voted on July 8 to amend a conservation restriction (CR) to enable asphalt paving of the town footpath located on protected land along the north side of Bedford Road. The documentation now goes to the state for approval. ...more

Can Concord River handle power plant water needs?

On July 9 the state Department of Public Utilities Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) re-opened its hearing on the proposal to construct a 138-Megawatt power plant in North Billerica in order to permit the developers to answer further questions about the proposed facility’s water consumption. The proposal has been under local and state review to consider ...more

Carlisle Fire Department’s cistern project improves fire protection

How can a community improve its firefighting ability when it has no municipal water supply? The short answer is that the fire department has to be aware of every possible water supply that can be used to battle a fire and it must be able to get the water to the site quickly. According to Fire Chief David Flannery, after a 1927 fire in the town center, Carlisle ...more

With caveats, ConsCom allows new house near cranberry bog

The Carlisle Conservation Commission this week released its official Order of Conditions on John Ballantine’s application to build a second dwelling on his property at 268 Fiske Street. Issuance of this document indicates approval of the proposed infrastructure and associated utilities, but includes a requirement for further construction specifications for ...more

Housing Authority updates ConsCom on Benfield project

The Carlisle Housing Authority (CHA) is ready to publish its Request For Proposals (RFP) for construction of 26 units of affordable Housing on the town’s Benfield Land off South Street. Appearing at the Conservation Commission’s July 10 meeting, CHA Chairman Alan Lehotsky said he is making the rounds of those town boards that will be part of the process ...more

FY08 loose ends wrapped up: $100,000 tax abatement loss covered

Fund transfers approved by the Selectmen and Finance Committee (FinCom) last week allowed the town to cover department deficits and unanticipated expenses within the FY08 budget, including the case recently decided against the town by the state Tax Abatement Board. ...more

CCHS reviews improvement plan, past and future

Each June, the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Advisory Council reviews the progress the school has made and proposes new goals in a School Improvement Plan. CCHS Principal Peter Badalament serves on the advisory council and says the plan “is definitely an integral part of my planning for the coming year.” Badalament gave a short overview of the plan ...more

SBC considers school space needs

While waiting to hire an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) to help with the proposed Carlisle School building project, the School Building Committee (SBC) is examining future needs for space given current educational guidelines and declining enrollment projections. ...more

Board of Selectmen shorts, July 8

Calling the recent Old Home Day celebration a “good start to the summer,” Chairman Doug Stevenson began the July 8 meeting by thanking Dave and Florence Reed for delivering the town’s annual event so successfully. ...more

Did you know?

The Mosquito recently came across a bit of history behind the town’s old-fashioned fire call boxes. Looking like little firehouses, the boxes were first installed in 1938. Box #41 is mounted on a utility pole on School Street by the Town Common, and while box #24 is next to Carlisle School’s front door, box #14 is outside the Gleason Library. ...more

Agendas for Upcoming Meetings

7:30 General business, minutes, bills ...more

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