The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 31, 2009

No summer break for SBC

July may be a quiet time at the Carlisle School, but the School Building Committee (SBC) continues efforts to reach agreement with state officials on renovation plans in order to qualify for 40% state reimbursement of project costs. At their July 16 meeting the SBC discussed questions concerning the project size and documentation which were raised at a July ...more

Selectmen table grievance issue until August

With the ink barely dry on the new town contract addressing the rights of the communications dispatch employees, the Carlisle Selectmen have 30 days to address the first grievance under the contract elevated to their level. The issue concerns pay rates for leave time, which includes vacations or such things as time excused for bereavement. ...more

Blight hits Carlisle

A pathogen which strikes tomatoes and potatoes called “late blight” is spreading rapidly through New England due to the cool wet weather and has appeared in gardens in Carlisle. According to information from the University of Massachusetts, Phytophthora infestans kills plants rapidly and is difficult to eradicate. ...more

Questions raised over Planet Aid financials and affiliates

The appearance of the yellow Planet Aid box at Kimball’s at Bates Farm a couple of weeks ago prompted the Mosquito to take a look at local options for recycling used goods. In the process it was discovered that some organizations that collect clothing and household articles are highly recommended by watchdog organizations, while others receive low grades. ...more

Two charged in July 17 assault on East Meadow Lane

A 17-year-old Carlisle resident was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and the neighbor he attacked was subsequently charged with assault and battery and two counts of threatening in a late afternoon encounter on East Meadow Lane on July 17. ...more

ConsCom considers Cranberry Bog house upkeep

Land Stewardship Committee members Warren Lyman and Debbie Geltner, along with farmer Mark Duffy, attended the July 16 Conservation Commission (ConsCom) meeting to discuss a Request for Proposals and draft of a lease for the third floor of the Cranberry Bog house. ...more

Conservation Commission shorts, July 16

Peter Burn assumed his new role as chair of the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) and began the July 16 meeting by initiating several Certificates of Compliance (COCs) for completed work: ...more

Planning Board agenda for August 3 Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes, bills, budget, reports, ...more

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