The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 14, 2009

Three finalists named for Town Administrator

On August 11 the Town Administrator Search Committee presented the names of the three candidates for the position to be vacated by the retirement of Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie on September 30. Brian Connolly, School Business Administrator for Walpole, Timothy Goddard, Assistant Town Manager in Framingham, and Jeff Ritter, Interim Municipal Administrator ...more

Architects present options for Carlisle School project

At their August 6 meeting the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) got their first look at possible locations for a new PreK-2 school building to replace the aging Spalding Building. HMFH architects Laura Warnick and Doron Bracha presented a variety of layouts and a timeline which targets a Special Town Meeting in January to vote on $20 million in construction ...more

Police nab thieves in town-wide chase

An alert resident, four on-duty police officers including the Police Chief, and four off-duty policemen on detail teamed with Concord Police, Westford Police, Burlington Police, and a Burlington Police dog to capture and arrest two men surprised in the act of burglarizing a Cross Street house. ...more

Will Carlisle be ready in an emergency?

It is beginning to look more and more as if this fall or winter, the town’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) may be called to run its first operation in the Carlisle School, an emergency dispensing site (EDS) to vaccinate town residents against the H1N1 virus. ...more

Bloodhound helps find missing person

A potential tragedy was averted on Friday night, August 7, when a canine search team from Billerica helped Carlisle Police locate a missing 76-year-old resident of Baldwin Road. The man was found by the police bloodhound at 10:40 p.m. about 11 hours after last being seen at his home. According to Carlisle Patrolman Paul Smith, who assisted in the search, the ...more

Planning Board okays Verizon wireless antenna off Bedford Road

Attorney Michael Giaimo, an associate at Robinson and Cole, submitted the special permit application for a “stealth” wireless communication facility by Bell Atlantic Mobile of MA Corp., Ltd. (Verizon Wireless) at the August 3 Planning Board meeting. The proposed new antenna system will be located at the 146-foot elevation inside the previously permitted ...more

Selectmen Shorts, August 11

Special Town Meeting. The Warrant for a Special Town Meeting October 5 was opened. This Special Town Meeting is required because the town has elected to take advantage of an opportunity to prepay debt owed to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), eliminating the need for a debt payment in the FY10 ...more

Task Force takes a closer look at energy usage

At their July 21 meeting the Carlisle Energy Task Force discussed several ways to reduce fuel expenses and improve energy efficiency. ...more

Energy task force considers going “green”

At the July 21 meeting of the Energy Task Force, Chair Dan Cook suggested the committee make a recommendation to be part of the Massachusetts Green Communities program. ...more

Zoning Board of Appeals approves projects on Fiske St. and Rockland Rd.

Building Commissioner John Luther joined Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) members Emmanuel Crespo, Kevin Smith and Chair Edward Rolfe at their August 3 meeting to assist in ruling on two new applications for variances and a special permit. In both cases, the board approved homeowners’ projects. ...more

Will schools close?

A major issue that local officials cannot soon resolve involves whether the school will close during the expected wave of H1N1 infections this fall or winter. On August 7 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued guidance to local schools and health departments, suggesting that schools should try to prevent the spread of infection, mainly by ensuring that ...more

Housebreaks up this summer

Multiple housebreaks in the past month have led police to extra measures of vigilance. In addition to the Cross Street robbery (see article on left) there was a break on Martin Street on July 7, on Ember Lane on July 23 and on School Street on August 5. A watch and some jewelry were taken on Martin Street and investigations in that case have been fruitful; ...more

CHS samplers draw attention

On a Saturday in June, the Carlisle Historical Society (CHS) was host to the Mayflower Sampler Guild. You may ask, “What is a Sampler Guild?” It is a club dedicated to preserving historical samplers, educating people in the history of samplers and preserving the art of needlework. Then you may ask, “What is a sampler?” It is an example or “sample” ...more

Historical Commission Shorts, July 28

New Fire Cistern in Town Center. Fire Chief David Flannery came before the Commission to inform them of a plan to install a fire cistern on the Fire Station property. The cistern will be tucked away from the center of town and yet will be within 2,000 feet of all buildings the Fire Department wants to protect in ...more

Planning Board shorts, August 3

The Town Needs Survey. As a follow-up to the presentation made at the June 9 Board of Selectmen meeting (Mosquito, June 19, 2009, “Survey says residents want new housing options”), John Ballantine met with the Planning Board to “review what steps they might want to take.” ...more

Malcolm Meadows resident survives gunshot wound

David Rosenstein, 72, was found at his Malcolm Meadows home Thursday, August 6, lying on his kitchen floor with a gunshot wound through his abdomen. He was conscious and had been there, alone, for over 27 hours. The fact that he was found at all was due to a friend in Concord who had not been able to contact him since the previous Monday night and called Carlisle ...more

Carlisle Police offer tips regarding house break-ins

No Police Department can function effectively without the concerned assistance of responsible citizens. The Carlisle Police Department is depending on you to call us and tell us whenever you observe suspicious persons, activities or motor vehicles. Some people fail to call the police simply because they are not aware of what seemingly innocent activities might ...more

Traffic enforcement project results

The Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement operation held in Carlisle July 23 – 30 yielded a total of 34 motor vehicle stops. These generated a total of 20 citations, only one of which was for a seat-belt violation. There were 13 citations for speeding and one summons for revoked registration/uninsured vehicle. ...more

Board of Selectmen shorts, July 14, 28

Goals and objectives. The Selectmen reviewed goal status and board assignments for the 2010-2011 year. Tim Hult and John Williams will tackle Financial Management. Doug Stevenson and Bill Tice will team for Education and Town Services. Peter Scavongelli and Hult will address Recreation and Community Services. Scavongelli ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, August 27

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

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