The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 13, 2009

BOS split vote, choose Gonzales, Galligan for ZBA

Questions of who is an abutter and what constitutes a conflict of interest has been addressed by Town Counsel and played into the Board of Selectmen (BOS) appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) at its November 10 meeting. By a three to two vote, Kent Gonzales (also a Planning Board member) was appointed to the three-year slot as full member of the ...more

BOH offers vaccines on Monday for those at highest risk of H1N1

The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) has received an initial shipment of 100 doses of H1N1 vaccine and has scheduled a limited vaccination clinic for high-risk residents, to be held on Monday, November 16, by appointment only. When more vaccine is available, the BOH plans to hold larger clinics for children between five and 18 years old. ...more

Carlisle School heads toward administration reshuffle

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) will invite the consultants from the non-profit New England School Development Council (NESDEC) back on Wednesday, November 18, to answer additional questions about the proposed reorganization of the school administration. Depending on the results of that discussion, CSC Chair Chad Koski said it is possible the school committee ...more

CCHS seeks to absorb state aid cuts

Two weeks ago, the state told school districts there would be more reductions in state aid for the present FY10 school year, following a first round of cuts made last June. At the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) meeting on November 10, Deputy Superintendent John Flaherty pointed out that 4.75 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) teachers at the high ...more

Planning Board unhappy with easement encroachment, Benfield 40B application

Curt Farnsworth, partner of Cnc Builders of Northborough, appeared at the November 9 Planning Board meeting to discuss encroachment of a septic system retaining wall onto a pedestrian easement on Lot 15 at the Greystone Crossing development. Farnsworth said that the responsible engineer, George Dimakarakos (Stamski & McNary), could not attend because of ...more


The last sentence was inadvertently cut off in last week’s article “Minuteman High hopes to spruce up campus.” The full sentence reads: “Carlisle’s representative on the school committee is Mariellen Perugini.” The Mosquito regrets the error. ...more

Officials improve traffic flow, safety

Carlisle’s Traffic and Safety Committee is comprised of Police Chief John Sullivan, Fire Chief David Flannery, Superintendent of Public Works Gary Davis, Town Administrator Tim Goddard and Selectman liaison Peter Scavongelli. The committee meets occasionally to discuss ways to address issues relating to pedestrian and vehicle traffic as well as safety and ...more

School nurses talk about flu

Last week saw an uptick in student illness at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS), but the absentee rate for students at the Carlisle School remains normal. Both schools are monitoring student health and pro-actively working to reduce the spread of illness among students and faculty in light of the global appearance of H1N1 influenza. ...more

Carlisle School copes with blackout

Classes continued with few interruptions during a Tuesday morning power outage at the Carlisle School. At 7 a.m. a fuse blew on a utility pole in the center of town, causing a loss of power to a section of Church Street, as well as School Street and Baldwin Road. Supervisor of Building and Grounds David Flannery said that power returned to the school around ...more

ConsCom hears Fox Hill path request

Sandy Nash of Concord Street explained a concept for a safer cross-country running course for the Carlisle School team to use for practices and meets when she appeared before the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) on November 5. ...more

Shorts from the ConsCom, Nov. 5

Foss Farm Wells. Jack O’Connor of Church Street recommended to the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) at their meeting on November 5 that a professional well driller install the two new wells planned for the community gardens at Foss Farm. O’Connor had previously offered to do the work but said he now had new ...more

Affordable housing production plan committee to update plan

On November 5, Town Clerk Charlene Hinton swore in a new Affordable Housing Production Plan (AHPP) committee for a one-year term. Taking the oath were Jim Bohn and Alan Lehotsky of the Housing Authority, John Williams of the Board of Selectmen, and David Freedman and Tom Lane of the Planning Board. Selectman Tim Hult and Administrative Coordinator Elizabeth ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, Nov. 19

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

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