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Friday, January 16, 2004


At a marathon meeting that lasted until midnight on January 13, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to support four motions aimed at expediting the town purchase of Parcel A of the Benfield land on South Street. (See story this page.) Selectman John Ballantine presented an overview of the proposed land purchase as Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) ...more

The past week has brought confirmation of news that should help Carlisleans repel the winter doldrums. The town has a chance to purchase 45 acres off South Street with no tax increase, by using CPA funds to cover the $1.985 million cost. This opportunity is a result of more than two years of land planning and negotiations involving the non-profit Carlisle ...more

On January 8 the Finance Committee began a series of hearings by department managers in defense of their budgets. The review of budgets for Town Hall, general expenses, pensions and benefits, and the DPW, all presented by Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie, gave an early indication that meeting the FinCom's 1.5% guideline for operating increases will be a ...more

After a two-and-a-half-week dry spell, the coffee is flowing again in the center of town. Ferns Country Store opened last Saturday after being granted a temporary 14-day permit by the Carlisle Board of Health. The process of obtaining the necessary licenses and permits, which delayed the opening, was a first-time learning experience for store owners Robin ...more

The Conservation Commission's agenda for January 8 included a continued hearing on the Town of Carlisle's Notice of Intent (NOI) to replace the Carlisle School's failed septic system. The application, which was first filed in September of 2003, calls for installation of a wastewater treatment facility on the school campus with a force main running along Church ...more

"It's likely that Carlisle will need to pay a portion of our ambulance receipts to Emerson Hospital for Advanced Life Support (ALS) service," Fire Chief Dave Flannery informed the Board of Selectmen at their January 6 meeting. The assessment of fees is currently under discussion with the hospital administration. Area fire chiefs have been meeting ...more

The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) will have to make some difficult changes to the high school program to meet tight budgets in the 2004-05 school year (FY05), according to Regional Superintendent Brenda Finn. ...more

A frozen pipe in a first-grade classroom at the Carlisle School burst after the cold weather last week, causing extensive water damage and requiring two classes to move out of their rooms this week. ...more

CCHS budget shortfall. CCHS has submitted a $260K supplemental request for the current fiscal year, FY04, (of which $74K would come from Carlisle) to cover a shortfall in special education as a result of a lost lawsuit. According to Town Treasurer Larry Barton, "This is a currently reasonable estimate, but the number could be as high as ...more

JV Basketball schedule. "Well worth it," said Superintendent Davida Fox -Melanson, presenting the boys and girls Junior Varsity Basketball schedule to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on Wednesday evening, January 7. "We even have found a way to pay for the after-school program. It is a wonderful learning experience for the ...more

7:30 p.m. Town Hall

7:30 Minutes, agenda items ...more

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