The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 27, 2009

Selectmen kill mosquito control on TM Warrant

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen (BOS) unanimously voted at Tuesday’s meeting to remove the Warrant Article for the Town Meeting on May 4 proposing that Carlisle join the Eastern Middlesex Mosquito Control Project. The town officials acted in response to a late-breaking March 18, 2009 letter from the Board of Health (BOH) stating that “after considerable ...more

Regional water to be tested for arsenic and uranium

A Boston Globe article (“U.S. to test local wells for traces of uranium,” March 6) listing Carlisle as one of several towns located on an “arsenic belt” stretching from Maine through eastern Massachusetts should not be a cause for alarm, says geologist Tony Mariano of Page Brook Road. “We don’t have an arsenic belt,” he says, noting that stones ...more

Rep. Atkins co-sponsors bill on superintendency unions
Allows state-mandated mergers

Carlisle’s State Representative Cory Atkins is co-sponsoring a bill titled “An Act to Improve Educational Services in Small School Districts” that revises the law governing formation of a superintendency union and includes language to grant the state the authority to force consolidation of school districts. The bill would also remove limits on district ...more

Supt. Doyle shares views on proposed school consolidation

School Superintendent Marie Doyle recently spoke with the Mosquito about the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) proposal to consolidate administrations with the Concord School District in a superintendency union for grades pre-K - 8. She agreed to share her views, though she admitted that it was difficult because she is personally involved. Doyle’s job will ...more

Man charged with roadside trash dumping

A Chelmsford man will go to court after Carlisle Police traced several recent cases of illegal dumping to him. Police are still investigating the incidents and additional charges may be brought. ...more

Carlisle awarded 911 grant

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the State 911 Department has awarded $10,602 in grants to Carlisle to support its 911 emergency dispatch communications center and enhance public safety. ...more

RecCom considers Highland, looks at field, tennis court upkeep

The Recreation Commission held an unofficial meeting on March 18. It was considered unofficial because only two voting members, Chair Mark Spears and Dave Moreau, attended. In addition, Holly Hamilton, Director of Recreation, Marcy Guttadauro of the Recreation Department, and Phyllis Hughes, liaison for the Council on Aging, joined the meeting. Randy Laughlin ...more

Consultant recommends Board of Appeals revise regulations

A March 14 review of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Rules and Regulations focused on items that could facilitate management of future 40B developments. The review was follow-up on an initiative started by the Planning Board last fall with consultant Jon Witten “to develop a comprehensive set of regulations and bylaws that are horizontally consistent with ...more

Federal recovery funds targeted for CCHS and Carlisle School

The Concord-Carlisle Regional School District has been allocated $230,401 in Special Education funding as part of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), while the Carlisle Public School has been allocated $83,169. ...more

Selectmen confront affordable housing issues

Affordable housing development issues continue to concern Carlisle. If the Board of Selectmen (BOS) decide to endorse the Local Initiative Program (LIP) regulations as presented by the Planning Board at the March 24 BOS meeting, the Selectmen will have even greater involvement at the onset of a 40B affordable housing project. Given the reaction of South Street ...more

Carlisle School proposes expanding kindergarten

The Carlisle School is considering the addition of one or more full days for kindergarten for the next school year, Superintendent Marie Doyle told the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) at their meeting on March 18. Currently kindergarten students attend school three half days, and two full days (Tuesday and Thursday). The two afternoons are optional and fee-based ...more

CSC asked to vote on Highland prior to May Town Meeting

Town Meeting attendees will get a chance to voice their opinion on the future of the Highland School Building by voting on a Warrant Article to fund basic repairs to the century-old school building, Selectman Chair Doug Stevenson told the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) at their March 18 meeting. ...more

Carlisle School’s fifth grade provides a year of transition

In preparation for sixth grade, Carlisle School’s fifth graders participate in a transitional team-teaching environment, the fifth grade teachers told the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) at their March 18 meeting. Now in its third year, the teachers said the experience is successfully easing students into middle school. ...more

Board of Health shorts, March 17

Well regulations. At their meeting last Tuesday, the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) held a public hearing to discuss proposed changes to town well regulations. See last week’s issue for details. The board plans to finalize changes at their next meeting on April 7. ...more

Hanover Hill update

On June 9, 2008, the Planning Board approved both the subdivision plan for Hanover Hill, with a list of waivers and conditions, as well as a special permit for five common driveways. At its March 23 meeting, the board received an ANR plan (Approval Not Required) from Wilkins Realty. The plan is for Lot A that was to be served by a common driveway entering Hanover ...more

Historical Commission Agenda for March 31

7:30 Minutes ...more

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