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Friday, January 30, 2004

Carlisle Police cruisers stop a speeding vehicle on Route 225 in Bedford by pinning it to the side of the road after the chase started in Carlisle near the Town Hall. (Photo by Cynthia Sorn)
Carlisle Police were involved in a high-speed chase last Friday, January 23, after a passing motorist on Heald Road reported a speeding car to the Carlisle Police. Alerting the Bedford Police by cell phone, Carlisle cruisers pursued the vehicle down Route 225 into Bedford where Robert Tocco, age 33, of Beverly, was arrested near the intersection of Carlisle ...more

Squeezed by double-digit increases in both special education and fixed costs, Concord-Carlisle School Superintendent Brenda Finn appeared before the Carlisle FinCom on January 21 to defend funding a 5.98% increase in the high school operating budget for the next fiscal year, FY05. The Level 2 budget, recommended by Finn and the Regional School Committee (RSC), ...more

It all begins, says Dr. Peter Benson, with a shift in expectations. Instead of writing off all teenagers as troublemakers or those certainly contemplating trouble, adults in the community can make it their business to expect the best from them. Instead of ignoring or distrusting the young people who cross one's path and contributing to the gap between ...more

Although agreeing that the town's $18 million budget needs better oversight and interdepartmental coordination, the decision to centralize all finance functions under one Finance Director did not come easy. On Tuesday evening, at the end of the fourth long discussion, the Board of Selectmen resolved their concerns about personnel costs and balance of power, ...more


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