The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 9, 2009


Joan Thomas Bates
Member of Bates Farm family

Joan Thomas Bates, 80, of Naples, Florida, wife of the late Richard Baxter Bates, Jr., died on September 27. Formerly of Bedford Road, she had been a Carlisle resident for over 40 years before moving to Naples. Joan will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends including her children Lee Bates Barrington of Naples; Richard Baxter Bates III of Hudson; Harriet Bates Langley of Stratham, New Hampshire; and Janet Bates, also of Naples; a brother, David H. Thomas of Aiken, South Carolina; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

A family graveside service will take place in Green Cemetery on Saturday, October 10, at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service for family and friends at 11 a.m. at the First Religious Society in Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Roger Davis
Served Carlisle in many capacities for 35 years


(File photo by Ellen Huber, c.1975)

Roger Davis of Chelmsford, who retired from his position as Superintendent of the Carlisle Public Works Department in 1987, died of a heart attack on October 3.

Davis first started working for the town as a teenager in 1950, helping the DPW with snow removal. He spent a few years in the military and then continued his service to Carlisle in various positions, including Acting Police Chief, Policeman, Deputy Fire Chief, Dog Officer as well as DPW worker and DPW Superintendent. His son, Gary Davis, succeeded him and continues as Superintendent of the Carlisle Department of Public Works. Another son, Gerald Davis, also works for the Carlisle DPW.

CCHS National Merit Commended Students

The following students have been named Commended Students in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Gordon Adams
Jacob Addelson
Benjamin Aghion
Katherine Barnes
Dylan Benkley
Emily Bernard
Maxwell Bilodeau
Hillary Burke
Douglas Chan
Mei-Yee Chan
Molly Copeland
Kaitlin Curran

Alexander Daniels
Nicholas Dragone
Janice Galejs
Georgia Guttadauro
Katherine Hart
Julia Hisey
Alexander Japko
Tara Krishna
Juliana Kulik
Benjamin Lovy
Kayla Maple
Christianna Marks

Casey McClellan
Patrick Mitchell
Eliza Novick
Jennifer Perugini
Owen Pflugfelder
Kailey Prior
Nitya Rajgopal
Emily Rankin-Higgins
Elise Ruan
Alexander Sayde
Zachary Swanson
Helen Titchener
Chloe Vilain
Andrew Waters
Caleb Williams

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2010 competition for Merit Scholarship Awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2010 competition by taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Carlisle students in bold.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT. Enjoying the Carlisle School Association (CSA) Barn Party at the Great Brook Farm State Park Ski Barn on Saturday, October 3, are (left to right) CSA President Hunter Hutchinson, Denise Kracz, Valerie Paterson and Debbie Golis. (Photo by Jane Hamilton)

At the CSA Barn Party on Saturday night (left to right) Kathy Forelli, Lori Jimenez and Liz Jewell enjoy the music and company. (Photo by Jane Hamilton)













• Gabrielle Luiselli
of Martin Street will compete in the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating New England Regional Qualifying Championship which will be hosted by the Champlain Valley Skating Club in Burlington, Vermont, on October 21 to 26, 2009. She will be competing in the Intermediate Ladies Figure Skating event. Luiselli finished eighth at the 2009 New England Regional Intermediate Ladies and ninth at the 2008 New England Regional Juvenile Girls.

This major annual competition sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating is significant because it is a pre-qualifier to the U.S. Olympic Team selection process. Luiselli skates with the Colonial Figure Skating Club based out of the Nashoba Valley Olympia rink in Boxborough.

Ferns seeking stories for book project

The Official Book of Ferns Country Store project is officially under way. But we want maximum participation. Do you have a favorite Ferns story, tradition or reflection to share? Are you part of a training team or workout club that uses Ferns as your mid-route fueling point? Do you have a funny or poignant kid moment that took place at Ferns? Do you have a great photo of the store? We’d like to hear from you. Please e-mail Nancy at and put “Ferns” in the subject line.

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