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Town Hall summer hours

Effective Tuesday, May 29 the Town Hall offices will adopt new hours of operation for the summer months through September 3, 2018. The new schedule will provide early evening hours for the convenience of Town residents.

The new Town Hall office hours will be as follows:

• Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Friday 9 a.m. to noon

Feel free to contact the Selectmen’s office with any questions at 1-978-369-6136.

 

Conservationist of the year

Open burning season ends May 1

Open burning season ends on May 1 at 4 p.m. All landowners must initially register in person with the Fire Department. If you have not registered, go to the Police Station, 41 Lowell Street. 

Once registered, landowners must still call 1-978-369-1442 after 9 a.m. on each day burning is planned to obtain a permit. 

It's a red sticker this year

2018 Dump stickers are available at the Police Station.

The cost is $25 for the first sticker and $10 for each additional one. Checks only.

Need help with your cell phone?

The COA has a new volunteer who has offered help folks understand how to use a cell phone, phone options (cell and land-line) and cable plans. To take advantage of this service, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 and we will have the volunteer contact you. Our volunteer will also prepare old cell phones for recycling that will then be deliver to Minuteman Senior Services (phones are recycled for $$ to help Protective Services). If you have a cell phone to recycle, delete all personal data, remove the sim and/or memory card (as appropriate), and drop the cell phone off in one of two designated boxes; one located in front of the COA office, the other at the Gleason Public Library. Please do not include the phone’s box, charger, or any documentation. If you are unsure how to clear the data or remove the sim and/or memory card and would like our volunteer to do that, in addition to your phone with charger, leave your name, contact info and phone’s password (just in case there is a problem).

Sign up for RUOK check ins

submitted by the Carlisle Council on Aging

Would you like the Fire or Police Department to check in when there is a weather emergency? If you live alone, or have compromised health, and would like a wellness check or a call in the event of a weather-related emergency or disaster, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 to pick up or have a “Special Needs” form mailed to you. Mail the completed form with signature to the Carlisle Fire Department, Box 575, Carlisle, MA 01741-0575 or drop it off at the Fire Department mailbox at Town Hall. All information is kept in strictest confidence and not shared with outside agencies. Also, if you would like an RUOK (Are you OK) call (automated call at the time/day(s) of the week of your choice to ensure you are ok); or a File of Life (document to list your medicines and emergency contacts), call the COA for more information.

Need fuel assistance?

Do you need help with your fuel bills? The guidelines for assistance: LIHEAP (Federal/State Program): household of one gross annual income of up to $34,380 household of two up to $44,958; household of three up to $55,537; household of four up to $66,115 (for larger families call for additional info). Help is also available from the Salvation Army Good Neighbor Fund for folks with gross annual income for family of one $34,380-$45,840; household of two $44,958 to $59,944, household of three $55,537 to $74,049 and household of four $66,115 to $88,153. Fuel assistance is open to all families. Additional support may also be available from other sources depending on other criteria. Please contact the Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895 to set up a confidential appointment or to acquire more details. You can also apply directly to CTI in Lowell; 1-978-459-6161.

Hunting Season is in progress

October was the start of hunting season. No hunting is permitted on Sundays. According to the Carlisle Bylaws, “No person shall hunt, fire or discharge any firearm or explosive on any private property except with the written consent of the owner or legal occupant thereof, said written permission must be carried upon the person.” 

Hunting dates by animal type

• July 1 - April 10: crow

• October 2 to January 31: raccoon and opossum

• October 14 to November 25 - pheasant, quail and ruffed grouse

• October 14 to February 5: snowshoe hare

• October 14 to January 2: gray squirrel

• October 14 to March 8: coyote

• October 14 to February 28: cottontail rabbit 

• deer: 

October 16-November 25 - Archery

November 2-4 - Paraplegic Hunt

November 27 - December 9 - Shotgun

December 11-30 - primitive firearms 

• October 23 to November 4 - wild turkey

• November 1 to February 28: fox (red or gray)

• black bear:

November 6 to November 25

Shotgun season - November 27 to December 9

• Furbearer Trapping

November 1 to November 30 - coyote, fox, weasel, 

November 1 to November 22 - fisher

November 1 to December 15 - mink, river otter

November 1 to April 15 - beaver

November 1 to February 28 - muskrat, opossum, raccoon, skunk

For more information check the website www.mass.gov/masswildlife. ∆