The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 31, 2003

News

The conservation commission received nearly complete construction plans and a cost estimate of up to $100,000 for repair of the Greenough Dam at its January 23 meeting. Consulting engineer Robert Stephens, who was hired following the 2001 Town Meeting to develop engineering specifications for the project, arrived with an armful of rolled-up drawings and construction ...more

On Monday night the planning board launched a major progam to produce a new community development plan for Carlisle. This effort will be supported by planning services and funds provided by the state's Executive Order 418, "Assisting Communities in Addressing the Housing Shortage," whose purpose is to increase the housing supply throughout the Commonwealth ...more

"I think what you're going to see is a re-invention of government," said Carlisle's state representative Cory Atkins when she discussed the state's budget crisis at the selectmen's meeting on Tuesday. She cited forecasts of a $900 million deficit in the current fiscal year (FY03) state budget, and a much larger, $3-$4 billion-dollar shortfall in ...more

Outdated tables and pricing guides and inaccurate property records may be costing the town thousands of dollars in lost tax revenue each year. According to principal assessor John Speidel, some of the data on which the town depends for assessments are unreliable. A recent spot check in the Tall Pines subdivision off Curve Street found 33% of homes larger than ...more

A group of enthusiastic supporters of the 242-acre Greenough conservation land turned out for the conservation commission's January 23 meeting. The agenda promised renewed consideration of a long-term plan for preservation and productive usage of the buildings and agricultural fields adjacent to Greenough Pond, off Maple Street. However, the commission is ...more

Carlisle Town Clerk and Elections Registrar Sarah Andreassen and Carlisle Conservation Commissioner Tricia Smith predsented their proposed budgets for the next fiscal year (FY04) to the finance committee on January 22. The Once again the FinCom heard that meeting their no-override budget guideline of a 1.5% increase over the current year requires trade-offs. ...more

On an on-going basis, the Carlisle Public Schools conduct screenings with any 2 1/2-, 3- or 4-year-olds suspected of having a special need. Parents may have concerns regarding an apparent delay in a child's development in any of the following areas; communication, physical, emotional, sensory, intellectual, health or specific learning abilities. For more information ...more

Registered Democrats in Carlisle will be holding a caucus at the First Religious Society, 27 School Street on Saturday, February 15, to elect four delegates and four alternates to the 2003 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be equally divided between men and women. ...more

WIQH, 88.3 FM, is the student-run radio station at the Concord-Carlisle High School. The station is on the air from 1:15 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 11 a.m until 8 p.m. on Saturdays. ...more

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Septic system installations ...more


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