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Friday, March 26, 2010

Unanimous BOS support for Carlisle School building project

On March 23 the Board of Selectmen closed the single-item Warrant for the April 5 Special Town Meeting and voted to give unanimous support to the Article. Voters will be asked to approve detailed design and construction costs for a $20-million Carlisle School building project to replace the Spalding Building and renovate other buildings on the school campus. ...more

What’s the tax impact of the Carlisle School building proposal?

At the upcoming April 5 Special Town Meeting, the community will be asked to vote on funding for completion of the design documents and construction funds for the School Building Project. Some members of the community have asked me for clarification on what the project means to them as taxpayers, and how confident I am that MSBA will live up to their obligations ...more


Do not add Epsom salt to canned tomatoes. Bev Humm was incorrectly quoted in “Gardeners gear up for spring, share tips,” on page nine of last week’s issue. Epsom salt should not be added to the prepared food, but can be added to the soil to prevent blossom end rot in tomatoes. The Mosquito regrets the error. ∆

Board of Selectmen shorts, Mar. 23

After the Flood. Board of Selectmen Chair Tim Hult began the March 23 meeting with words of appreciation for the effective response of emergency workers in town (Police, Fire and DPW) during the March 12-15 rains. Fire Chief Dave Flannery said that a rain gauge at the school recorded 8.5 inches during that period ...more

Update on court cases

The following cases were first reported in the Mosquito over the past several months: ...more

Carlisle School fees held steady

School Business Manager Susan Pray recommended to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) at its March 17 meeting that school fees remain unchanged for the coming fiscal year (see Table 1). Though kindergarten enrollment will decrease from 60 to 50 students, families will not see a decrease in the cost of all-day kindergarten since the same number of teachers will ...more

Carlisle School to follow CCHS schedule

In a 3-2 split decision, the CSC voted to start school after Labor Day on September 7. A key reason given was the benefit of following the Concord-Carlisle High School’s schedule. CSC Chair Chad Koski noted that, as a new board with the addition of CSC member Mary Storrs, it was “our first split decision.” ...more

Shorts from the CSC, March 17

Joyce Mehaffey accepts offer. Koski announced that Carlisle School Principal Joyce Mehaffey accepted their offer for the position of Superintendent/Principal. Members of the CSC applauded. ...more

ConsCom considers Benfield plan impacts on wetlands

At the March 18 public hearing, civil engineer Mark Beaudry presented the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) with a revised plan that preserves more of the upland forest adjacent to the proposed Benfield Farms affordable housing. The project, on town land off South Street, includes 26 residential units, associated driveways, parking, stormwater management, and ...more

Conservation Commission meeting shorts, March 18

Emergency driveway repairs for 303, 321, and 333 Bedford Road. Last week’s storm left four Bedford Road families without access to their homes when their common driveway flooded. Conservation Administrator Sylvia Willard reported at the March 18 Conservation Commission (ConsCom) meeting that an Emergency Certification ...more

Board of Health agenda for Tuesday, March 30

7:30 Minutes, bills ...more

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