The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 18, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES. Kira Lou waves, surrounded by classmates in cap and gown during the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 12. (Photo by Marcy Guttadauro)

Florence Goulet: Education and a full loaf

Florence Goulet describes the small rural village in southwestern Uganda where she started life as “the last place created on earth, or maybe the first.” Geographically speaking, the tiny hamlet near Kisoro’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is half a world away from her present home with her husband, Roger, on Westford Street. Culturally speaking, the ...more

Reflections on graduation: Lessons in community

As the concert band launched into a festive rendition of the recessional march and a sea of maroon and white graduation caps took flight, mingling briefly in the air before returning to their owners, I exhaled gratefully. Certainly, high school had been a formative and enjoyable experience for me, but I couldn’t help appreciating the new-found freedom that ...more

ConsCom approves Benfield Farms

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) voted at its June 10 meeting to close the public hearing and issue a permit for the Benfield Farms affordable housing on South Street. The board’s decision followed nearly six months of presentations, consultations, delineations, deliberations and plan refinements. Concurrently, the Zoning Board of Appeals is considering ...more


Superintendent Diana Rigby receives high marks

Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) members gave Superintendent Diana Rigby high praise in her annual performance evaluation on June 8. ...more

Town advises those facing foreclosure

Driving through Carlisle, a visitor might see nothing but prosperity. Well-maintained homes, a renovated library, an expanded Ferns, and long lines at Kimballs/Bates seem to attest to a continuation of the good times. But behind that façade, a growing number of homeowners are asking themselves whether they can continue to live here. Some are even facing the ...more

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