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Friday, August 15, 2003


About 250, or 16% of the roughly 1,600 houses in Carlisle, remain without cable access after Comcast finished upgrades to support high-speed Internet service this past spring. Many of the un-wired households desire cable access but have been unable to obtain it from Comcast. At the July 29 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, residents shared their frustrations ...more

As a new Concord-Carlisle Regional High School administration works to prepare for a school year starting in less than a month, the challenge is aggravated by the ongoing struggle to arrive at a final budget for the current school year (FY04). "We're still maneuvering in the dark," says Regional School Committee Chair Mike Fitzgerald. "This ...more

Sometime in mid-September, most homeowners in Carlisle can expect to receive notification of property revaluation. Periodic revaluation is required by law, and new values are based on selling prices of comparable homes within the past year. ...more

Town resident and Finance Committee member Larry Barton was offically appointed Carlisle Treasurer/Tax Collector by the Board of Selectmen on August 12. Barton will assume his duties at Town Hall on September 2. ...more

· Revenue Anticipation Note. The Carlisle Board of Selectmen voted to authorize the Treasurer to borrow two million dollars to cover the town's bills until anticipated tax revenues are received in the fall. The short-term debts will be repaid by December 5, 2003. ...more

Bob Kvietkauskas's "nightmare scenario" began when he walked into the Carlisle Insurance Brokerage office on Monday morning, July 14, and listened to his telephone messages. One of them got his attention: it was from AT&T about the many calls made on his phone line between the previous Sunday and early Monday morning to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, ...more

Officer Michael Burgess thought he might be assisting a disabled vehicle about 10 p.m. on August 4 when he was patrolling on North Road and pulled in beside a car with its hood up and five teenagers standing beside the vehicle. Instead, he ended up arresting one and summonsing the four others for possession of alcohol and trespassing. ...more

Two tenacious citizen organizations opposed to significant expansion or change of use at Hanscom Air Field are carrying their latest battle nationwide. Safeguarding the Historic Hanscom Area's Irreplaceable Resources (ShhAir) and Save Our Heritage (SOH) are challenging corporate giant Federal Express (FedEx) in an effort to prevent that company from initiating ...more

There was no representative from the Silver Hill Pond Association at the July 29 meeting of the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) to explain the need for an emergency ten-day beaver permit. The request, which had been filed with the board earlier in the month stated that the Silver Hill Pond, 90% of which lies in Concord, was tested by the Concord ...more

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