The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 17, 2005


Carlisle voters gave new meaning to the words"cliffhanger" as they cast their votes on the final motion of the Annual Town Meeting, Part 2. The sparse gathering of 178 townspeople who turned out on Wednesday night needed a two-thirds majority of 119 votes to approve Benfield Plan B. Moderator Tom Raftery asked for a calculator as the final vote was ...more

In March 2001 Carlisle voted to join the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) and levy a 2% surcharge on real estate taxes, with the money to be spent as follows: 10% for open space preservation, 10% for historic resources, 10% for community housing, and 70% to be spent according to recommendations of a Community Preservation Committee (CPC). The ...more

"This was Russell's [Dion] first activity in the town's planning activities, and I don't think he realized it was a weekly activity." ...more

The Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) found itself caught in a crossfire at its June 9 meeting. Present were one resident who had been summoned to explain a clear violation of the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, and a second resident/developer who felt the commission had played favorites in allowing the culprit to get away with flouting the ...more

For the 2005-06 school year, the Concord Education Fund has funded many programs at the Concord-Carlisle High School, including: ...more

As seemed inevitable following the Bike and Pedestrian Pathway Committee's May 26 appearance before the Conservation Committee (Mosquito, June 10), their effort to avoid filing a full-scale Notice of Intent (NOI) was unsuccessful. They had presented a simpler, less-costly Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) for the East Street portion of the pathway ...more

CCTV, Concord-Carlisle's public access studio, will suspend normal operations at CCHS upon the close of the school year June 23. ...more

Tuesday's Board of Selectmen meeting on June 14 (Flag Day) was mercifully short, ending shortly after 9:30 p.m. The Selectmen deserved to catch a break, having orchestrated Part 2 of the Annual Town Meeting the previous week and scheduled to host the Affordable Housing Plan public hearing this Thursday. Helping to hasten the meeting were Farmers Market advocates ...more

As the Concord-Carlisle High School Feasibility Study Committee and the architectural firm Symmes, Maini and McKee Associates (SMMA) continue to discuss renovation and addition options for CCHS, two plans seem to be gaining momentum. Both plans have a new auditorium on the front east side and a new gym on the front west side of the building. ...more

7:30 p.m. Town Hall

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