The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 29, 2008

West Nile Virus found in Carlisle

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced last week that two dead bluejays found in different parts of Carlisle tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). As of August 25, there have been no human cases of WNV reported in 2008. In 2007 there were six human cases of WNV. ...more

Slow real estate growth raises budget alarms

The Finance Committee (FinCom) visited the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on August 12 to raise alarms that Carlisle’s continued slow real estate growth may force a hard look at cutting some town services. Short term solutions that worked to balance the FY09 budget this year will not be feasible over the long term if town revenues continue at a reduced level. ...more

Planning Board considers Ferns expansion project

Peppered by questions on every aspect of his plan, on August 22 Larry Bearfield defended his proposed expansion of Ferns Country Store in front of the Planning Board. Over two late-night hours, the discussion delved into parking, lighting, appearance, grade changes and project timelines. In the end, the board identified only two areas of real concern: water ...more

CSC gives Doyle 3.9% raise: To review evaluation process

At its August 19 meeting, the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) confirmed Superintendent Marie Doyle’s FY09 salary at $143,159.65 and agreed to examine the Superintendent evaluation process in the coming year. The Superintendent’s salary had been approved by CSC vote during private executive session at an earlier meeting and was now unanimously approved publicly. ...more

Planning Board shorts, August 18

268 Fiske Street. John Ballantine requested a change to the plan requiring a special permit for a common driveway at 268 Fiske Street. The permit had been approved on May 12, but the hearing was not closed. Since that time it was discovered that the septic force main does not need to be moved to the new lot. Keeping ...more

State primary on September 16

Polls will be open at Town Hall on Tuesday, September 16 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Massachusetts primary election. On the ballots are candidates for Massachusetts and U.S. senator and representative, councillor and register of probate. ...more

Honor Roll project considers two memorial plazas on Town Green

On August 21 the Veterans’ Honor Roll Committee met to brainstorm potential site locations for the new memorial on the Common. Chair Doug Stevenson said, “My personal vision is that we come up with something permanent, a little bit more appropriate, and with much more of a sense of space than we have already – something that people could actually go visit ...more

Search for design services on track for Gleason Library

The Gleason Library Building Restoration Committee is seeking a designer to spearhead the evaluation of the structure which has experienced deterioration and water damage, as well as to oversee repairs. To that end, the committee has published a “Request for Qualifications” (RFQ), copies of which were made available at the library office on August 6 for ...more

EEE seen in two towns

Mosquitoes have recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in southeastern Massachusetts in the towns of Carver and Berkley. State Department of Public Health officials report that EEE is much less common than West Nile Virus (WNV), another disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. However, the symptoms of EEE are often more severe than ...more

News from surrounding towns

The following news items were extracted from material available on Internet news sites. ...more

Summer maintenance winding up at the Carlisle School

This summer the Carlisle School maintenance staff has worked hard on their “to do” list. A few projects are still in progress but are scheduled to be completed before the opening of school on September 2. ...more

Carlisle School Committee shorts, August 19

Committee training. Glenn Koocher of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) provided a short presentation outlining the roles and responsibilities of school committees and school administrators. Koocher stated that the role of the MASC is to help school committees work effectively and that his ...more

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