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Friday, June 9, 2000

Concord-Carlisle High School started a new program to help students who are suspended which keeps them at school rather than sending them home. The Planning Room, supervised by a full-time school adjustment counselor, gives students a chance to develop a short-term plan for their return to classes. Dean of Students Peter Badalament explained, "The goal is to help kids get back on track. There are a lot of good kids who make one bad decision and they can benefit from the program." ...more

Papers passed at the Registry of Deeds in Lowell on June 5 confirm that Great Brook Farm State Park is eight-and-a-half acres larger, thanks to the generosity of Black Brook Farm owners Tom and Tamara Erickson. Though modest in size in a 900-acre preserve, the tract is considered very important to park integrity because it overlooks some of the most frequented and beautiful portions of the park. Its acquisition precludes development and preserves open space and vistas in the land between the two farms, as well as providing off-road trail links to park land west of Lowell Street. ...more

Five Carlisle town officials traveled to Boston May 30 to take out some water rights insurance. Although the Chelmsford Water District has withdrawn its application before the Chelmsford Conservation Commission to locate a well field in the Barnes Terrace portion of the Cranberry Bog Reservation, the wording of their communication suggested that they might renew that proposal in the future. Therefore, the Carlisle delegation decided to keep its previously scheduled appointment at the office of Secretary of Environmental Affairs Robert Durand. ...more

Acton taxpayers did not approve the $6.8 million purchase of 234 acres on the Carlisle line, and a proposed large-scale residential development for the parcel seems likely. Earlier in the spring, the Acton Town Meeting had overwhelmingly approved, 607-50, the purchase of the Robbins Mill Pond property off Carlisle Road, but at the May 16 election, with organized opposition, the debt exclusion was voted down with 1,711 in favor and 2,116 opposed. ...more

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