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Friday, February 11, 2000

The name of the game was "override management" when the selectmen met with finance committee chair Tony Allison on February 1 to discuss progress on the FY01 budget. ...more

The Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle High School will receive an estimated $30,000 reduction in the amount of funds it will receive for next year from the state for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunites (METCO) program. State Commissioner of Education David Driscoll recently sent a memo to the school districts that participate in the program listing cuts in funding for METCO. ...more

The boards that manage the town's land use and development patterns cannot operate next year within the 1.4 percent budget increase allowed by the finance committee's FY01 guideline, these boards announced at the February 2 budget hearing. ...more

Representatives from Middlesex School and a group of citizens opposed to the school's plans to extend its campus into the Estabrook Woods have been summoned to a "mandated settlement conference" by administrative law Judge Steinman of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The parties will meet February 17, along with their attorneys, to attempt to reach common ground in a dispute with a long history. ...more

On Wednesday, February 2, the students of the Carlisle Middle School had the opportunity to hear Symphonic Band of the Middle School of Beijing University play in the Corey Auditorium. The band was playing at Carlisle due to their connection with the Concord-Carlisle High School and was looking for performance opportunities while in America. After a brief introduction from Carlisle's own band director, Tom O'Halloran, the band began their first selection. With a swift down-beat motion from the conductor, all the silence and whispering was driven from the room by the first burst of sound. In the first and second selections a Chinese style of music BEIJING continued from page 1 ...more

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