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Friday, November 4, 2005

JUDGES WHO TAKE THEIR JOB SERIOUSLY. Selectman Tim Hult (on left) former Police Chief David Galvin (center, as Motorhead) and Joan Dalton of West Street get into the spirit of Halloween as they judge the Gleason Library's pumpkin decorating contest last Thursday, October 27. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
When Hal Sauer was named Carlisle's Most Honored Citizen at Old Home Day in 1996, his nomination for the award included these accolades by his fellow townspeople: "He is always a gentleman; he is always courteous; he always listens; he respects the other person's point of view; and he gets things done harmoniously." ...more

Last year Governor Romney signed new legislation called 40R, to encourage Massachusetts communities to build more affordable housing using principles of "smart growth." Financial incentives are paid to towns that adopt 40R zoning overlay districts, and a proposed amendment now before the legislature, 40S, would make 40R more financially attractive ...more

Communication between town boards took a step forward at the Conservation Commission's October 27 meeting, where a memo from Planning Board Administrator George Mansfield was the major topic for discussion. It contained a request for input on two issues concerning the design and maintenance of a drainage system for the proposed 15-unit Greystone Crossing Conservation ...more

Rising energy costs may require severe budget cuts at the Carlisle Public School, School Business Manager Steven Moore reported at the October 19 Carlisle School Committee meeting. Electricity costs for the school year may increase by 70% and gas costs by 50%, and these increases may result in a shortfall of as much as $104,332 in the school budget. ...more

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