The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 29, 2010

Bedford bank robber arrested in Carlisle hideout

Two days after he allegedly robbed the Brookline Bank in Bedford and five days after he robbed the Citizens Bank in the same town, Hector Marrero, 21, was arrested in Carlisle on Wednesday, January 20, on two charges of unarmed robbery on a Bedford warrant. He also faces two charges from Carlisle police: one for breaking into the North Road home belonging to ...more

CSC interviews superintendent candidate Joyce Mehaffey

As six audience members looked on, Middle School Principal Joyce Mehaffey joined the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on January 20 for her first public interview in her quest to become the new Carlisle School superintendent/principal. Current superintendent Marie Doyle has submitted her resignation effective June 30. The CSC decided to first open the position ...more

Minuteman reduces Carlisle assessment 9%

Minuteman Regional High School has presented budget reductions for the 2011 fiscal year that will lower assessments to the member towns, resulting in a 7% reduction overall and a 9.04% reduction for Carlisle over FY10. At a January 19 presentation to the regional representatives, Minuteman Superintendent Dr. Ed Bouquillon pointed to complaints from the towns ...more

FinCom praises Carlisle School’s no-growth budget, Hears CCHS facility plans, other long-term capital requests

The largest single item in the town budget is the Carlisle Public Schools, which came in at $9,007,421. One might expect that School Superintendent Marie Doyle would be in for a long evening of budget negotiations with the Finance Committee (FinCom) at its meeting on January 25. On the contrary, Doyle had barely warmed up her chair seat when FinCom members ...more

Town has 120 days to vote on state building aid offer

It’s official and the clock has started – the state has formally offered to reimburse $6,988,637, or 40% of approved costs, for the proposed $20 million Carlisle School building project. Carlisle has 120 days in which to accept or reject the offer issued by the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) at their meeting on ...more

School Building Committee weighs Special Town Meeting

At its regularly scheduled meeting on January 21, the School Building Committee (SBC) agreed to delay its decision on whether to recommend a Special Town Meeting and Election to present and vote on the new school building plan. ...more


Gleason Library protests proposed budget cuts

The consequences of a just-under 4% cut in the annual budget of the Gleason Public Library “are dire indeed.” So stated Library Trustee Chair Priscilla Stevens in a sharply worded memo dated January 20 to David Guarino, Chair of the Finance Committee (FinCom). The library is being asked to reduce its FY11 budget by $17,500 from the previous year’s $497,110. ...more

Great Brook Farm awarded $30,000 for sustainable agriculture

  Representative Cory Atkins (D-Concord) is pleased to announce that the state Department of Agricultural Resources has awarded $30,000 to Great Brook Farm in Carlisle as a part of its Agricultural Environmental Enhancement Program (AEEP). This money will be used to enhance sustainable agriculture practices. ...more

Understanding your tax bill

Many Carlisle property owners who received a tax bill this month saw a change to their assessment, most likely in the negative direction. But why doesn’t a lower assessment mean a lower tax bill? ...more

Planning Board considers new regulations

In opening the public hearing on the Planning Board’s proposed revisions to their subdivision regulations on January 25, Chair David Freedman said, “It is part of a natural progression that began out of the work the Planning Board did over the course of about a year on behalf of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) with the support of the Board of Selectmen ...more

Carlisle resident summonsed for assault

A 23-year-old Carlisle resident has been charged with assault and battery for an attack on January 3. Jason Baliestiero allegedly attacked his sister’s boyfriend, Alex Malo, in the Baliestiero driveway on Berry Corner Lane where Malo had been plowing snow and was sitting on a tractor. Jessica Young, age 24, who is listed as a Concord resident, was at the ...more

BOS continue Stretch Code hearing

At the continuation of the Stretch Code Public Hearing on January 26, Board of Selectmen Chair Tim Hult said that adoption of the Stretch Code would require a Town Meeting vote and that final decision on all Warrant Articles for the Annual Town Meeting will not be made until early March. The Stretch Code is an optional building code to promote energy efficiency ...more


In the article “Why do we Carlisleans blog?,” the reporter inadvertently implied that Terry Golson was not a professional writer. Golson is in fact the author of several cookbooks and a children’s book called “Tillie Lays an Egg.” The reporter regrets the oversight. ...more

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