The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 13, 2010

Gas leak forces Carlisle School evacuation

All work came to a stop on the Carlisle School campus on Tuesday morning, August 10, after an excavator hit a gas line between the Wilkins and Corey buildings. There were approximately 25 people on the campus at the time, including music students, reported Carlisle School Buildings and Grounds Supervisor David Flannery, who is also the town Fire Chief. Everyone ...more

Town to test new emergency notification system

If you are in the phone book expect a “test call” in late August or early September from Carlisle’s Emergency Notification System. That was the message to the public at the July 27 Selectmen’s meeting. When the system goes on-line it is proposed that Town Administrator Tim Goddard, Fire Chief David Flannery, Police Chief John Sullivan and Health Agent ...more

Pathways Committee disbanded: To be reconstituted as a task force when needed

Pathway maven Deb Belanger addressed the July 27 Selectmen’s meeting and asked that the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Advisory (Pathways) Committee be disbanded. She explained, “We are in transition. When the Pathways Committee was formed about 15 years ago we started out as an evaluation and research body. We evolved into a recommending body to the Board ...more

Brush fire danger high

A five-acre brush fire in Chelmsford near Curve Street was put out with mutual aide from the Carlisle Fire Department on Wednesday, August 4. The fire was complicated to find, said Carlisle Fire Chief David Flannery. “Earlier in the day we went to investigate smoke in the area of Lowell and Curve Streets at the request of State Park staff. Around 3 o’clock ...more

Selectmen consider regionalization of some Board of Health functions

Board of Health (BOH) member Bill Risso recommended against regionalization when he spoke at the July 27 Board of Selectmen’s meeting. After participating in two seminars on the topic, he concluded that for a town like Carlisle there would not be a net cost saving. “It was my impression that the state is pushing this,” he said, explaining that the state ...more

Selectmen okay new utility pole; formalize approval of Ferns seating

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen (BOS) unanimously granted permission at their meeting on August 10 to allow installation of a utility pole on School Street in response to a petition by Lee Storrs, Chair of the Carlisle School Building Committee. ...more

School Building Committee shorts, Aug. 5

Early utility work. The new transformer pad is completed, Owner Project Manager Sean Fennell of Daedalus, Inc. told the Carlisle School Building Committee at their August 5 meeting. The excavation of the trench for the utility lines is incurring additional costs of roughly $8,000, he said. More rock and ledge is ...more

Lyme disease in Carlisle: a hazard not to be underestimated

Lyme disease is a feature of our landscape here in Carlisle because we live in a heavily wooded area populated by, among other things, deer, mice and deer ticks (see picture at right). Nationwide, it has reached epidemic proportions greater than AIDS, and it is a very nasty little bug. A number of Carlisle residents have contracted the malady over the years ...more

Highland project rebid moves ahead, July 27

The Highland Committee took a stab at some pressing issues during its July 27 meeting, but due to a reduced number of members present, many questions remained unresolved. Committee member Nathan Brown led the meeting in Chair Peter Scavongelli’s absence. Foremost on everyone’s mind was finalizing the dates for re-bidding the building stabilization project. ...more

Highland Committee modifies bid documents, criticizes architect, August 9

At the August 9 meeting of the Highland Building Committee, there was lengthy discussion of the changes to the bid documents which will soon be advertised on the Central Register. In addition, there was criticism of the project’s architectural firm, Menders, Torrey and Spencer (MTS). ...more

Carlisle School summer maintenance projects on schedule

While most Carlisle folks relax during the summer, the maintenance staff at the Carlisle Public School uses the vacation time to repair, repaint, and revamp the campus. “It has been a busy summer,” said Facilities Supervisor David Flannery. “The three largest projects involved the repairs to the gym floor, waterproofing the masonry on the Corey Building ...more

Zoning Board of Appeals shorts, July 28

Benfield project passes hurdle. According to Town Clerk Charlene Hinton, the ZBA’s decision on the Benfield senior housing project was not challenged during the 20-day appeal period, which ended August 5. However, the Conservation Commission’s Order of Conditions on the project is being appealed. ...more

CCHS renovation in holding pattern

The Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Building Committee has paused planning efforts and cancelled its August 11 meeting, awaiting clarification from the state regarding the level of potential state reimbursement for the school renovation project. The committee is looking for a decision by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) on whether ...more

Real Estate Transfers - July 2010

• 51 Stearns Street – Westford Squire LLC to Joseph and Cynthia Bent LaFlamme for $527,500 on July 1. ...more


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