The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 3, 2008

MANY THANKS. Old Home Day co-chairs Florence and Dave Reed (left) thank Bob and Nancy Orlando for running the event’s Country Fair since 1999. Anyone interested in filling the Orlandos’ shoes is asked to contact the Reeds. (Photo by Beth Clarke)

Carlisle Police share detail costs with Selectmen

New regulations from the state Executive Office of Transportation released today will exempt communities from utilizing paid police details on state road projects. According to Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) contact Matthew Feher, towns may now hire “civilian flaggers on state contracts.” In Carlisle, this ruling will have little immediate impact, ...more

Remembering Lucy and Elizabeth Andrews: Carlisle’s smallpox victims

What is thought to be the oldest known grave in Carlisle is not in Green Cemetery nor even in the older Central Burying Ground. It is, in fact, unmarked and its location, on private property, is known only to a few residents. ...more

This fragment is all that remains of the Lucy Andrews headstone that once held her full name and that of her daughter, and the dates of their deaths. (Photo by Ellen Miller)



State releases Carlisle School MCAS results

Carlisle’s recently released results from the spring 2008 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) showed mixed results compared with previous years (see Table 1 on page 6). Of 14 tests, nine showed reduced scores in the “Advanced/Proficient” category compared with 2007. However, results compared more favorably against 2006 data. On average, ...more

Wetlands damaged when storm pummels Hanover Hill

The timing could not have been worse. When the storm of September 6 and 7 dropped over four inches of rain on the Hanover Hill subdivision project off Westford Street, a large quantity of silt was washed from the unfinished dirt roadway and drainage structures into the wetlands. “The whole floor of the wetland was covered with silt,” said site contractor ...more

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