The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 17, 2010

Carlisle’s Jon Golnik is Republican pick for U.S. Rep.

Jonathan Golnik of Elizabeth Ridge Road has won the nomination in the September 14 Republican Primary race for Representative in the U.S. Congress from the 5th District of Massachusetts. According to state results posted Wednesday on with 195 of 196 precincts tallied, Golnik received 39% of the vote, while primary opponents Sam Meas received ...more

New Housing Production Plan nears release

Carlisle must submit an updated Housing Production Plan (HPP) to the state this fall in order to remain eligible to earn a moratorium on “unfriendly” 40B housing developments. Carlisle’s Housing Authority Chair Alan Lehotsky and Housing Coordinator Elizabeth Barnett briefed the Selectmen on September 7 on the 2010 update of the plan, being finalized by ...more

Energy Task Force helps Carlisle grow greener

The Carlisle Energy Task Force convened on August 23 to discuss ongoing efforts to qualify Carlisle as a “Green Community” in order to participate in a state program legislated into existence by the Green Communities Act. The program provides detailed criteria which collectively define a “Green Community” and makes available to any towns demonstrating ...more

Carlisle’s Primary Election results, September 14, 2010

Democratic Ballot ...more

Selectmen hear new ALS system working well, weigh land option

Fire Chief David Flannery gave an update on the town’s new Advanced Life Support (ALS) services at the Selectmen’s meeting on September 7. Local emergency medical technicians (EMTs) respond on emergency calls within a few minutes and provide immediate care. ALS is specialized response for life-threatening emergencies such as heart attacks. ...more

Board of Health okays one geothermal project, tables a second

The Board of Health (BOH) was asked to approve a geothermal well to be put in at 124 Fifty Acre Way at their meeting on September 7. Stephen Smith, president of GeoHydroCycle, a private consulting firm, represented the resident and the contractor. ...more

Board of Health shorts, Sept. 7

Carlisle School building project. The Board of Health was called upon to provide some commentary on the current plans for the upcoming construction at the school. Among the issues raised at their meeting on September 7: ...more

Consultant offers School Committee tips on process, goals

Jim Hardy from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees joined the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) at its first meeting of the school year on September 8. He was invited to a discussion of the role and responsibilities of school committees. The key responsibilities, Hardy explained, were to establish policy, review and approve the budget, develop ...more

Shorts from the CSC Sept. 8

Highland project concerns. Concerns about the Highland Building repair project were raised at the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting on September 8 but it was unclear what action the committee would take. Members expressed frustration that the two-month project was not completed over the summer. With bids just ...more

Carlisle School enrollment slips

At the September 8 School Committee meeting the committee reviewed the 2010-2011 enrollment figures. Notable is the pre-school enrollment, which usually has a waiting list. “All pre-school enrollments are down,” said committee member Mary Storrs. Kindergarten and fourth grade classes have three sections. All other grades (except the pre-school) have four ...more

Walk or bike to school on October 5

Walking or biking safely to school is the focus of the Carlisle School Association’s newly formed Walk-to-School Committee. The goal of the committee is to encourage fitness, enjoy Carlisle’s footpaths and appreciate nature as students walk to school. This fall’s first Walk-to-School day is scheduled for October 5. The committee plans to hold the event ...more

RecCom’s summer program served 60 children in grades K-5

For 60 children, this summer was more enjoyable because of the Summer Fun program offered by the Carlisle Recreation Department. Summer Fun is a day-camp-style program that offers activities such as swimming, tennis, arts and crafts and theater to children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. The Carlisle Public School serves as home base with daily transportation ...more

Planning Board reviews Carlisle School project

On September 13 the Planning Board continued with its role in the Selectmen’s Site Plan Review of the Carlisle school building project. They discussed input and comments received from various town boards, committees and departments in anticipation of preparing a report to the Selectmen. School Building Committee Chair Lee Storrs, architect Arthur Duffy and ...more

Conservation Commission shorts, Sept. 9

Benfield Conservation Land boardwalk. The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) opened a public hearing on the Carlisle Trails Committee’s request to build a boardwalk and wildlife-viewing platform on the Benfield Conservation Land off South Street. Steve Hinton of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) presented ...more

Zoning Board of Appeals okays home expansion

Robert O’Leary of 613 School Street appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on September 13 to request a special permit to build a 200-square-foot second-floor closet atop the first floor roof of his non-conforming property. At issue was the true square footage of O’Leary’s property, which, when he purchased the home, was understood to be 2,094 ...more

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