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Friday, February 5, 1999

Paul DeRensis feels that he knows Carlisle already. DeRensis is a senior partner in the firm of Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis Holland & Drachman, P.C. that was just appointed new town counsel. He is also currently the chairman of the board of selectmen in the town of Sherborn, a town DeRensis calls a "sister community" to Carlisle and the ...more

As of February 1, the Boston law firm of Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis Holland & Drachman, P.C. will be Carlisle's new town counsel. The formal announcement by the selectmen at their January 26 meeting capped a six-month search process begun after several town boards and departments expressed dissatisfaction with the services of former town counsel ...more

At the selectmen's meeting on January 26, proposed state legislation which would offer communities alternative ways to fund land preservation was once again on the agenda. Selectman Vivian Chaput described the proposed Community Preservation Act which would allow each town to tack a surcharge onto real estate tax bills to pay for land acquisition, affordable ...more

Carol Peters, chair of the recreation commission, raised a few eyebrows with a proposed $63,000 budget, since the three-percent FinCom guideline targeted only $22,860. "RecCom is asking for increases in its yearly budget for FY00 due to new fields to maintain, more programs, and growing enrollments," Peters explained at the January 27 FinCom hearing. ...more

One of the monitoring wells installed at the department of public works around the site of the recently removed underground fuel tanks has shown evidence of additional soil and groundwater contamination. ...more

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito