The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 5, 2008

ICE IS NICE. Recreation Director Holly Hamilton Mansfield uses a shovel to measure the water depth as Marty Spears fills the skating rink being set up in the Kimball’s parking lot on Bedford Road. (Photo by Mollie McPhee Ho)

RSC seeks budget compromise

Faced with two budget proposals involving either a Carlisle tax override or cuts in services, the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on November 25 considered a new budget proposal that seeks a middle ground. The new budget proposal would involve a 5.2% increase over last year. ...more


Metro PCS wireless antenna approved

Attorney Jason Ellis, an associate at Prince, Lobel, Glovsky and Tye, represented Metro PCS on November 10 at the Planning Board’s continued public hearing for a special permit application to install a wireless communications antenna at 871 Bedford Road (Map11, Lot 1). Metro PCS’s new “stealth” wireless antenna will be at the lowest location (136 feet) ...more

The Tophet Swamp mystery: devils and Indians in Colonial Massachusetts

Boudillion, a local historian from Littleton, spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Carlisle Historical Society on November 20. Excerpts from his talk appear below. Carlisle’s Tophet Swamp is located in Great Brook Farm State Park. ...more


Transfer Station fees rising to $25

Faced with decreased recycling reimbursements and increases in the disposal cost of hazardous waste, the Selectmen unanimously voted on November 25 to increase the price of an annual Transfer Station sticker from $15 to $25 effective January 1, 2009. The cost of each additional vehicle in a household will remain at $10. ...more

Carlisle’s dispatchers: working on the front line

If you have ever called 911, you know how important that voice at the other end of the line can be. When a call lights up Carlisle’s emergency desk, the dispatcher rapidly extracts the necessary information: Who is calling? What and where is the emergency? and makes a quick decision on who needs to respond: The police? The fire truck? The ambulance crew? ...more


Carlisle's Tophet Swamp is within Great Brook Farm State Park. Trails leading to the swap are clearly marked. (Map adapted from the Great Brook Farm State Park)


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