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Friday, January 15, 2010

State aid offer for Carlisle School building project lower than hoped

One of the most anticipated meetings for the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) was held on Wednesday morning, January 13. Committee representatives met in Boston with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to learn the total project reimbursement amount to be offered to the school building project. The good news was that MSBA confirmed they ...more

Carlisle Principal Joyce Mehaffey applies for post of superintendent: Interviews Jan. 20, Feb. 10

At the January 6 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting, Arthur Bettencourt of NESDEC (The New England School Development Council) announced one internal candidate, Middle School Principal Joyce Mehaffey, had submitted her application for the position of superintendent. The public will be able to observe when Mehaffey is interviewed during the School Committee ...more

Carlisle welcomes new COA director

Debra Siriani of Westford will begin serving as the new Carlisle Council on Aging Director on Tuesday. The search committee, led by Verna Gilbert and comprised of Liz Bishop, Jim Elgin, Abha Singhal and Marje Stickler, unanimously recommended Siriani who was also unanimously approved by the Board of Selectmen at their Tuesday, January 12 meeting. ...more

Wildlife protection delays Benfield 40B

On January 12, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) continued the hearing for the 40B comprehensive permit application for the proposed Benfield Farms, a senior, affordable housing development off South Street. Applicant NOAH’s (Neighborhood of Affordable Housing) senior project manager, Mark Beaudry of Meridian Associates, spoke about the current challenges ...more

CPC begins new grant cycle, hears Bog House repair request

At a lightly attended meeting on January 7, the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) began the 2010 Community Preservation Act (CPA) project application cycle by reviewing available funds and then hearing from representatives of the Carlisle Land Stewardship Committee which plans to apply for funds to repair the Carlisle Cranberry Bog House. ...more

Highland Committee to interview architect candidates for stabilization

Members of the Highland Committee came to a meeting on January 7 loaded down with copies of proposals: responses to their request for qualifications (RFQ) for an architectural firm to oversee the stabilization of the Highland School Building. The RFQ opening on January 4 had yielded 19 proposals from applicants for the project. ...more

Board of Health shorts, Jan.12

Laurel Hollow Condominiums – waiver compliance. A waiver granted by the Board of Health to the condominium owners at Laurel Hollow required regular meter readings and Title 5 surveys to be submitted to the board, and for several months these were not being sent. The head of the housing association has recently ...more

Town audit shows accounts up, debt down

The town audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009 has been completed, and “We’re in a pretty healthy condition,” says Treasurer Larry Barton. “The town has done a good job of providing the resources to deliver services in a tight environment.” ...more

Town adopts policy for bicycle arrows on roads

The Selectmen on January 12 unanimously accepted guidelines presented by Deb Belanger, chair of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Committee (a.k.a. the Pathways Committee.) for groups or individuals marking bicycle routes in town. Examples of groups who might be affected include bike clubs and charity groups organizing bike events. Those wishing to ...more

Ample vaccine at Board of Health’s H1N1 flu clinic

Saturday’s H1N1 flu clinic organized by the Board of Health (BOH) provided free vaccinations for 343 people aged five and older. Previously, the board had held three smaller clinics for emergency medical technicians and residents at high risk for medical complications from H1N1. According to BOH Agent Linda Fantasia, the town has provided a total of 650 H1N1 ...more

Assembly brings Rev. King’s message to grades K - 4

In honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King Day on January 18, Carlisle School elementary students celebrated his life and message through songs and activities at a Student Leadership Assembly on January 8. The leadership assemblies, held approximately once a month, are organized and run by different grades. ...more

Planning Board Shorts, January 11

Public Hearing scheduled on Subdivision Rules and Regs. At 7:45 p.m. on Monday, January 25 the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider amendments to its Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land. Such amendments do not require a vote of Town Meeting. In addition to relatively minor changes ...more

Carlisle School Committee shorts, Jan. 6

Budget voted. The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted to approve a budget for the next fiscal year (FY11) at a sum of $9,007,421, identical to the FY10. ...more

Carlisle awarded money for renewable energy project

Representative Cory Atkins is pleased to announce that the Town of Carlisle has been awarded a Clean Energy Choice grant of $335 from the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust to pay for renewable energy science kits to be used in Carlisle School.  ...more


The Mosquito incorrectly listed new Conservation Commissioner Debra Kimbrell-Anderson’s work history. She served as Manager of the Assabet and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuges, not Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The Mosquito regrets the error. ...more

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