The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 24, 2010

Specialist calls Lyme disease “an epidemic”

“Lyme disease is really an epidemic in this area now, and it is way underreported,” according to Dr. Donald Craven, M.D., who presented a lecture sponsored by the Carlisle Board of Health on the dangers of tick-borne diseases to a crowd of 40 to 50 people in Union Hall on September 15. Craven, a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, founded ...more

Meet the Carlisle School’s new faculty

Carlisle School’s teaching staff has moved around a bit within the school and six new faces are gracing the halls (see interviews below). Former fourth-grade teacher Liz Gray moved to sixth grade Language Arts, former fifth-grade teacher Kendra Katz moved to fourth grade, former Math Specialist Liz Perry moved to fifth grade and Mimi Gleason, who was job-sharing ...more

School Building Committee hears Planning Board ideas, mulls access

The Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) met on September 16 to consider a variety of comments and suggestions submitted by the Planning Board and Conservation Commission regarding the school renovation plan. In addition, the SBC discussed the difficulties of getting the youngest students from their classrooms to gym, lunch and music in the Corey Building ...more

Two CCHS buses collide on Wed. No injuries reported

Two school buses carrying Concord-Carlisle High School students home from school collided on Wednesday afternoon while trying to merge onto Route 2, according to John Flaherty, Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations for the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District. Flaherty had been to the scene and described the accident, which occurred at the intersection ...more

Housing Authority shorts, Sept.9

Benfield project. The Housing Authority voted on September 9 to send letters received in support of the Benfield Farms project to Tina Brooks, undersecretary at the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. The letters were written to demonstrate community support for the project, as it enters ...more

Personnel Board to move on requests from Gleason Library, COA

While not ready to vote, the Personnel Board indicated at their September 16 meeting that they plan to approve requests for increases in hours, salary grades and positions for both the Gleason Library and the Council on Aging (COA). Both organizations came before the board during the summer to present their requests and both were asked to bring additional details ...more

Personnel Board discusses COLA

The Personnel Board discussed the FY11 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for town employees during their meeting on September 16. Town Administrator Tim Goddard said that the Finance Committee would like input on the COLA “as soon as the board is comfortable providing it.” He suggested the board discuss it and make a recommendation at their October meeting. ...more

Highland Building Committee shorts, September 15

Construction bids. Town Administrator Tim Goddard reported that the committee has five bids in reponse to its latest Request for Proposal (RFP) “ranging from a low of $280,000 to well over $400,000.” These bids included one from the same bidder as for the previous RFP, but the lowest bidder is Vareika Construction, ...more

RSC starts year with consultant advice, new anti-bullying law

Consultant Jim Hardy from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees joined the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) at its first meeting of the school year on September 14. Although his visit was similar to the one he paid to the Carlisle School Committee meeting on September 8 (see “Consultant offers School Committee tips on process, ...more

Regional School Committee shorts, September 14

Bus snafu. Superintendent Diana Rigby issued a public apology for transportation problems among students at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) when she spoke to the Regional School Committee (RSC) on September 14. The regional district has a new Transportation Manager, Spyros Saucier. This summer the ...more

November 2 state ballot questions

Three ballot questions proposed by initiative petition will appear on the election ballot on November 2. The following information is from the office of Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin and is available online at: ...more

Board of Health agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 28

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes, bills, reports ...more

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