Friday, November 30, 2001
Hambleton resigns from school building committee
School building committee member Beth Hambleton resigned this week after serving six years on the committee established to expand Carlisle's K-8 school to meet the needs of an increasing school-age population.
Hambleton sent a letter to the board of selectmen this week asking that her resignation be effective after Special Town Meeting on November 27. "Beth's commitment is unbelievably strong," said former selectman and building committee colleague Michael Fitzgerald, as he thanked Hambleton at the Town Meeting. Applause from the floor echoed his words.
School business manager Eileen Riley said, "Beth has a history and knowledge of building projects in Carlisle. She's also very gracious and has clear thinking which we have benefited from. She represents a different cross-section of the community than the schools, and we're really going to miss her." Riley also said Hambleton is skilled at community outreach, explaining school needs to the public.
Of her resignation Hambleton says, "I think I've served long enough," adding she and her husband plan to build a smaller home in Carlisle, a project that will keep her very busy when it gets underway.
Hambleton has a long history of serving the town, including membership on an earlier school building committee which planned and built the Grant, or Link Building, completed in 1998, which connects the Wilkins and Robbins Buildings. She is also a former member of the Carlisle Finance Committee.
The school building committee is now actively looking for two new members: someone from the community and someone with an engineering background. The building committee now has four members: school committee members Paul Morrison (chair) and Suzanne Whitney Smith, Eileen Riley and Michael Fitzgerald.
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