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Friday, November 25, 2005

News

Carlisle is a beautiful town and its Town Common should reflect that beauty. The Board of Selectman in the fall of 2004 formed the Carlisle Town Common Committee to develop and propose a plan to make our historic common on its hillside below the Unitarian Church a more attractive part of the community. To date the committee has aerated, limed, and fertilized ...more

At Monday night's meeting, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decided to engage Beals and Thomas as their peer engineering review team who will assist them in reviewing the Coventry Woods 40B application and make recommendations on the proposed development. Abutters and their attorney, Ken Kimmel, Carlisle's Assistant Building Inspector, John Minty, and the ...more

"We are hashing out models" for next year's sixth- and seventh-grade teams, said Carlisle School Principal Stephen Goodwin at the November 16 School Committee meeting. ...more

After gathering information this fall about the condition and use of buildings on the Carlisle School campus, the architects gave their first report to the School Building Committee last week. ...more

On November 14, the Supreme Court ruled in a case involving Maryland parents seeking to force a change in their son's IEP (Individual Education Plan). The case was brought by parents who, without following their disabled son's IEP plan, placed their son in a private school for one year. They sought to require the school district to refund the $17,000 tuition. ...more

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) has awarded over $13,000 to Carlisle School teachers and staff this fall. Funds raised through CSA membership dues and by events such as the recent gift wrap sale are used to directly support the school's teachers and staff. Items funded included science materials, curriculum kits, library materials, and occupational therapy ...more

Last week both the Massachusetts House and Senate unanimously passed Chapter 40S. The bill now goes before Governor Romney for his signature. ...more

Grant from CEF. The Carlisle School has received multiple grants from the Davida Fox-Melanson Fund for Excellence in Teaching, which is managed by the Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF), announced Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle. The grant will enable sixth-grade science and social studies teacher Al Ticotsky to attend a convention ...more

For the first time, Carlisle will hold a lottery for affordable housing units. The lottery, for two units in the Laural Hollow development on Lowell Street, is planned for March and will be administered by MCO Housing Services, a business that has specialized in such lotteries for 15 years. To learn more about MCO, see their web site at www.mcohousingservices.com. ...more

With Commonwealth approval of Carlisle's long-term affordable housing plan, the pressure is now on to produce the housing (see: State approves Carlisle's housing plan, November 11). The Carlisle Housing Authority (CHA) hopes to play a key role. ...more


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