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Friday, February 18, 2000

In a page-and-a-half Title IX report on the investigation of a complaint that a student was sexually harassed by middle school teacher Steve Bober in 1984, Carlisle School Title IX officer Dr. Linda Stapp found that the "behaviors described do not constitute sexual harassment." The Carlisle School Committee heard the report on February 8. In a telephone interview, Stapp clarified that this "current investigation" was a response to a formal complaint she had received in December 1999. The report, signed and dated February 4, is as follows: ...more

A bill is about to be submitted to the state legislature which would significantly change the process of siting cell towers in Carlisle and which would arguably undercut some of the safeguards built into the new town bylaw. Drafted by the Massachusetts Municipal Association in conjunction with the wireless communications industry as a compromise to a legislative stand-off, the bill has generated immediate opposition by advocates of local control but is staunchly defended by the MMA as a positive step for municipalities. ...more

The Carlisle Housing Authority is proceeding with plans to site five to seven units of affordable housing on the Conant Land off Rockland Road. On February 9, the group addressed several areas, including possible sources of financing, the types of units to be constructed and the steps needed to get approval from the town for transfer of the land on which to build. ...more

Conservationists were pleased to announce that landowner Charles Dexter signed an option agreement with the Trust for Public Lands (TPL) on Tuesday which will allow 234 acres to be preserved rather than developed. ...more

The Carlisle Public School sent the town financial leadership home happy on February 8 when school representatives told a joint meeting of the finance committee and board of selectmen that the school could cut roughly $60,000 from its budget. School committee member Paul Morrison emphasized that the cut would not require any staff reductions but would require families with children who attend the Carlisle Public School, and others who use the school facilities, to pay higher fees for certain services. ...more

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