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Friday, November 12, 2010

CEF offers capital campaign for Carlisle School renovation

Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) member Peg Gladstone told the Carlisle School Committtee (CSC) on November 3 that the foundation would like to do a capital fundraising campaign in support of the upcoming school renovation. Specifically, CEF would like to raise funds for the new school building, the science and engineering lab and the new multi-purpose room. ...more

Alcohol, drugs remain a concern at CCHS

Alcohol and drug abuse by teens continues to be a concern. Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Principal Peter Badalament and School Nurse Christine DeBruzzi spoke with the Mosquito about approaches the high school is taking to deal with the problem and offered tips for parents of teens. ...more

Carlisle School project kicks into new gear

The building project at the Carlisle School has moved into a new phase. Requests for contractor and subcontractor qualification (RFQ) submissions were advertised, and a contractor prequalification subcommittee was created at the October 28 Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) meeting. Statements of qualification (SOQs), due by November 2, have been received ...more

Ruettgers lectures and seminars enrich CCHS experience

For the past ten years, Ruettgers seminars and lectures have provided opportunities for Concord-Carlisle High School teachers, students, parents and community members to explore interests outside the classroom. Sponsored by the Ruettgers family of Carlisle, the program “fosters the academic and intellectual life of the community,” says Joseph Pickman, faculty ...more

A Ruettgers lecture: The joys and obstacles of DCF adoption

CCHS students taking English classes with Johnny Woodnal or Shelley Hull recently had an opportunity to see another side of their teachers: proud parents. Woodnal and Hull have adopted, or are each in the process of adopting two children with their respective partners. On Thursday, November 4, they presented a lecture entitled, “Real Families, Too – The ...more

Selectmen comment on police probe

The following statement was made by Board of Selectmen Chair John Williams at the board’s November 9 meeting: ...more

Rocky Point developer suspended from further 40Bs

The developer of Rocky Point in Carlisle has been suspended from further participation in Chapter 40B development. In April 9 letter, Gina B. Dailey of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency informed Michael Kenny of MKCKMK, LLC, that the suspension is “due to your continued failure to complete your cost examination.” ...more

Fire cistern floats, seal breaks

At the November 9 Selectmen’s meeting, Fire Chief David Flannery reported on the condition of the fire cistern being installed at the Fire Station. He said, “Norton Corporation installed it three weeks ago. They went away Thursday and on Friday it rained. With a two-inch rain, the tank floated and the seal broke.” He said that there are three options: ...more

Update on road paving schedule

The Department of Public Works has been busy this past week paving roads before winter weather sets in. North Road from Rutland Street to the Billerica line was paved last Saturday, reports Superintendent of Public Works Gary Davis. On Wednesday he planned to repave Skelton Road and to apply a preliminary leveling coat to Russell Street. ...more

Selectmen shorts, Nov. 9

Town Administrator review. After the first year of his three-year contract Administrator, Tim Goddard has received a “good” performance review at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on November 9. Observing that in their rating system “good” is just below “outstanding,” Williams said, “I appreciate ...more


Last week’s article on election results incorrectly identified who were the incumbents for state treasurer and auditor. The Mosquito regrets the error. ∆ ...more

CCHS offers exceptional field trips in meteorology, geology

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Science Teacher Jeffrey Yuhas has received permission from the Regional School Committee (RSC) to take several students to the American Meteorological Society Conference in Seattle, Washington, in January 2011. He described the trip to the RSC at their meeting on October 26. He and the students will be presenting at the conference. ...more

CCHS MCAS results on track

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) students continue to perform well on MCAS. Principal Peter Badalament and Director of Teaching and Learning Kathy Codianne presented results of last spring’s MCAS testing. For last year’s sophomore class, no one failed the English or Math MCAS tests. One percent failed the Science MCAS test. ...more

Building inspector’s office pays for itself

General contractors know that Carlisle Building Commissioner John Luther is one of the first people to visit about new construction or renovation projects. Luther, two part-time inspectors, and three part-time secretaries (for 18 hours of work) work for the department. It yielded the town $141,985 in revenue via building permit inspections in 2009. An additional ...more

Board of Health gains new member

Dr. Elizabeth Nilson of Judy Farm Road will join the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) as a voting member to temporarily fill the remaining term of former town resident Michael Holland. The decision was a joint appointment made by the Board of Selectmen and the BOH on November 9. The term will expire at the end of June 2012. ...more

Carlisle School Committee shorts, November 3

• iPad gift. The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) thanked fifth grader Ted Storrs for his donation of an Apple iPad at the November 3 meeting. Ted had won it at the Carlisle School Sixth Grade Spaghetti Supper in October, but he explained that he already owns one. His mother, CSC member Mary Storrs, said of the donation, ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, Nov. 18

7:30 Minutes, bills, agenda items ...more

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