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Friday, April 14, 2000

New directors have been appointed to a not-for-profit corporation that can develop and operate affordable housing less expensively than the Carlisle Housing Authority. The authority, as an agency of the town, is subject to the regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for public projects. ...more

In another piece of bad news in a long saga, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Superior Court ruled against the Carlisle School's proposed plan to place the new septic system and leach field on the Banta-Davis Land. ...more

After interviewing four more candidates, the selectmen hired Madonna McKenzie of Westford as Carlisle's interim town administrator. The subcommittee of selectmen John Ballantine and Vivian Chaput agreed that McKenzie has skills and experience that match well with the town's needs. "We perceived that she has all the people skills necessary for working with multiple town departments and she also understands the committee side of town government," according to Ballantine. McKenzie assumed her duties in the Carlisle Town Hall on April 11. ...more

The Carlisle School expansion subcommittee should find a qualified demographer to do a careful and professional study of enrollment trends before doing an engineering feasibility study of the Banta-Davis Land, selectman John Ballantine urged at their March 9 meeting. Several weeks after the meeting, the school committee formally requested that the selectmen add to the Warrant an article authorizing $15,000 for the feasibility study alone. ...more

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