The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 12, 2009

Housing Authority asks ZBA to wait on new regulations

A Planning Board subcommittee has been working for some time on new regulations for 40B affordable housing projects. The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) had hoped to approve the changes at a public hearing next Monday, June 15, but at the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting on June 9, Housing Authority Chair Alan Lehotsky recommended a delay. He underlined points ...more

Carlisle School Committee gives Doyle praise and suggestions

Carlisle School Committee (CSC) Vice Chair Wendell Sykes presented a public summary of Superintendent Marie Doyle’s performance review at the June 3 meeting. The remarks included strong praise for many aspects of her job performance, including budget management and her relationship with students and the School Committee. The review also offered two suggestions: ...more

Retiring teachers reflect on decades at CCHS

This June, the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) will be losing five veteran staff to retirement. The retirees represent a cross-section of high school life: social studies teacher Andrei Joseph with 31 years, physical education teacher Dick Kerr with 34 years, guidance counselor Brad McGrath with 28 years at CCHS and six years in Framingham, special ...more

Donors come forward to rescue C-C scholarship fund

It’s no secret that the faltering economy has hit nonprofits and charitable causes hard this year – and the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund (CCSF), which for the past 43 years has contributed to the college tuitions of a select group of CCHS graduates, is no exception. When it came time to tally up this spring, the CCSF trustees discovered they were about ...more

CCHS embarks on new science program, Hooked on Science

A large storage room, used years ago for auto mechanics, is being transformed into a research lab as part of a new program at the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) called Hooked on Science. The program is to include seminars and after school activities, and will provide opportunities for students to participate in independent science projects. Down the road, ...more

Planning Board shorts, 8 June

Nathan Brown joins Planning Board. The recent Town Election added new member Nathan Brown to the board. Tom Lane, a continuing member, had been re-elected and, with the resignation of Ken Hoffman, associate member David Freedman was appointed to fill Hoffman’s position until the next Town Election. Former Selectman ...more

Shorts from the CSC, June 3

Reduction of buses. School Superintendent Marie Doyle presented information to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) supporting the decision to reduce the number of school buses in FY10 from eight to six, a savings of $100,000 ($50,000 per bus). She explained that the bus contract allows the school to add a bus if ...more

Intergenerational community chorus being formed

Carlisle residents who love singing will have a new musical venue in the fall. The Carlisle Community Chorus will hold its first rehearsal on September 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with registration starting at 6 p.m. Singers ages 12 and up are invited, says Carlisle School music teacher and choral director Megan Fitzharris Harlow. “I’ve got [Council on ...more

Town Hall spot-lights home energy-saving tips

Last month, there were two seminars on home energy savings given at Town Hall by Alicia Hunt. The talks were sponsored by the Town of Carlisle with grant funding from the Massachusetts Municipal Association. ...more

News from surrounding towns

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


• Carlisle School Committee members Wendell Sykes and Bill Fink are both members of the School Building Committee. Sykes’ name was accidentally omitted in “CSC consultants to present superintendency union findings,” in the May 29 Mosquito. ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, June 18

7:30 Minutes, bills, agenda items ...more

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