The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 27, 2009

Superintendent Doyle resigns

At the November 18 Carlisle School Committee meeting Superintendent Marie Doyle announced her resignation, effective June 30. Doyle said in her letter, “I have always encouraged staff to continue to learn and grow; it is now time to take my own advice. After having served six years as superintendent in Carlisle, it is time to pursue other opportunities that ...more

Threats cause Carlisle School lock down, evacuation

The Carlisle School received a bomb threat last Friday, two days after the discovery of a threatening letter which had resulted in a school lock-down. The school believes it has identified the student involved in last Wednesday’s threatening letter. Asked if the two threats were related, Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle said, “We believe it is ...more

FinCom told 10% cuts would mean lay-offs, reduced services

Every town department has been asked to go through the exercise of identifying ways to reduce operating expenses by 10% for the next fiscal year and at the November 18 Finance Committee (FinCom) meeting heard how such deep cuts would affect the Public Works, Fire, Police and Safety Communications Departments. ...more

Carlisle School trims leadership: CSC votes to combine superintendent/principal roles

The crowd of 50 who attended the eventful Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting on November 18 witnessed the CSC reach agreement with the teachers union on a new three-year contract; heard Superintendent Marie Doyle announce her resignation, effective June 30 (see article, above); and, over objections raised by concerned citizens, saw the CSC vote to restructure ...more

How to build a high school for the 21st century?

The CCHS Master Plan Committee is looking for community input as they refine objectives for a renovation to the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS). What are the community space needs? What would you like to see in a new field house or fine arts center? To give suggestions, go to: and click on “Share/Comment.” The committee ...more

Repairs needed after Highland Building boiler fails

The boiler in the Highland Building has failed, and in order to deal with this situation, the Highland Stabilization Committee has called upon Town Administrator Tim Goddard to recommend emergency measures. Fire protection in the building cannot operate if temperatures drop below freezing, and the building itself requires some heat in order to remain viable. ...more

Board of Selectmen meeting shorts for November 10

Honor Roll Project Funding. The May 2008 Annual Town Meeting appropriated $98,000 to be transferred from the Community Preservation Undesignated Fund to be expended for the refurbishment of the memorial on the Town Common. There are a few outstanding invoices, which must be paid before the project can be closed ...more

COA Director Kathy Mull moves down the road

Carlisle is a small town, and that is one of the things Kathy Mull has enjoyed about working here. “I have made a lot of good friends and I feel I’ve had the chance to grow here,” says the Council on Aging Director, who is leaving on December 4 to take up a part-time co-director position down the road with the Bedford Council on Aging. ...more

Benfield 40B hearing opened, continued without action

At Monday night’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting, the Benfield 40B hearing was opened and continued until Monday, November 30, at 7 p.m. The hearing will review the Housing Authority’s plans to build 26 units of affordable senior rental housing on the Benfield Land on South Street. ...more

Conservation Commission sees progress on enforcement

779 West Street Enforcement Order.

There was movement toward correction of 15 outstanding violations of Gregory Bruell’s wetlands permit for construction of a Japanese garden at 779 West Street. In response to the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) November 9 Enforcement Order, Bruell has engaged John Storer to oversee compliance. ...more

Selectmen support expanded Bottle Bill

Acting on recommendations of the Massachusetts Sierra Club, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWV), and the Carlisle Energy Task Force, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on November 10 voted unanimously to approve and sign a “Resolution in Support of Updating the Massachusetts Bottle Bill.” In arriving at the decision to support the bill (H3515/S1480 ...more

School Building Committee eyes project budget

Owner Project Manager Sean Fennell presented the first comprehensive project budget at the November 19 Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) meeting. Developing the budget must be done before the committee meets with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) at the end of December. The MSBA has agreed to fund 40% of approved building costs, but ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, Dec. 3

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

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