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Friday, May 24, 2002

Town Meeting, election to ask $75K override for CCHS
SIGNS OF THE TIMES. The no-override faction brought their own signs to the selectmen's meeting on Tuesday night. The meeting, which was moved from Town Hall to the Corey auditorium, lasted well over three hours.    (Photo by Midge Eliassen)
Higher revenues to fund salary increases for town employees

A sometimes loud and angry audience joined the budget discussion at the Carlisle Selectmen's May 21 meeting, which was moved to the school auditorium in order to accommodate the large crowd. ...more
The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) met early on Tuesday evening in the Carlisle School cafeteria with the express purpose of determining the budget the Committee would present to the Carlisle Board of Selectmen later that evening. ...more

Proposed Timetable

May 21

Open Warrant for town meeting

Set ballot questions for new town election

May 31 Close Warrant
June 4 Select moderator for C-C Town Meeting
June 17 Carlisle Town Meeting
June 26 Override election (35 day after May 21)
June 27 Joint C-C Town Meeting

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) met Saturday morning, May 18, to confront the reality of the school budget cuts resulting from the failure of the 5.9% budget override at the town election last week. Accepting that the town has spoken, the school will now have to deal with the levy limit budget which provides an increase of approximately 2% over last year's budget. The bulk of the somber three-hour meeting was spent discussing cuts in school programs and the implementation of unpopular user fees for non-mandated programs, including full-day kindergarten and bus service for seventh- and eighth-graders. ...more

DETOUR. Maple Street is impassable because of a collapsed culvert. Repair work is expected to take a few weeks.     (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

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