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Friday, December 2, 2005


The Dugout Club, the booster club for the Concord-Carlisle High School softball teams, put up a temporary fence with sponsors' signs in the outfield last spring that has caused some ruffled feathers. The club defended their actions at the November 22 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC). ...more

The Recreation Commission (RecCom) hopes to improve the town's recreational facilities, and Chair Allen Deary shared their goals and budget initiatives with the Board of Selectmen on November 22. They hope to bring the Banta-Davis Phase 2 build-out plan to Spring Town Meeting with bids to construct the project in hand. "We have been fortunate in accumulating ...more

An obviously pleased Treasurer/Tax Collector Larry Barton informed the Board of Selectmen at its November 22 meeting that the town audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, has resulted in an unqualified opinion, the best you can have. This means that the financial position of all town governmental activities and major funds was accurately and fairly ...more

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Art Dulong assured the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC), "Overall, CCHS students did very well on the MCAS." Dulong and Assistant Superintendent Diana Rigby presented a report of last spring's 10th grade MCAS results to RSC's November 22 meeting. The MCAS English Language Arts and Mathematics ...more

Cell phone recycling collection box. Elaine Picard from the Carlisle School Association asked the Board of Selectmen for permission to place a cell phone recycling box in the Town Hall from January 2 through February 17, 2006. The program is called Race to Recycle and for every cell phone they collect, Motorola will give the Carlisle Public ...more

Trustees of the Gleason Public Library arrived at the November 22 meeting of the Board of Selectmen with a list of new initiatives. Chair Brooke Cragan, Phil Conti and Priscilla Stevens, accompanied by Library Director Angela Reddin, pulled their chairs up to the head table in the Clark Room and gave the Board an enthusiastic description of their plans for ...more

Looking for Commissioners. Mary Ann Kitrosser and David Chaffin have resigned from the Historical Commission, leaving two available positions, plus one alternate. Candidates should have a strong interest in Carlisle's history and in preserving the town's historical structures and byways. Meetings are held once a month. Please send ...more

On November 23 Governor Mitt Romney signed Chapter 40S legislation into law. Chapter 40S is an amendment to Chapter 40R "smart growth" zoning that enables towns to receive state aid to offset education costs for students who move into 40R zoning districts. (See "State Chapters 40R and 40S offer new zoning options for housing," in the November ...more

The proposed Greystone Crossing development with 15 homes and three common driveways off Cross Street is one of the more complex projects to be filed under the town's conservation cluster by-law, and on November 28 the Planning Board continued its public hearing with detailed discussion of drainage, catch basins, and "pocket wetlands." ...more

The next meeting of the Wireless Advisory Committee is scheduled for December 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The committee members encourage public participation as they continue a review of proposed wireless bylaw revisions and prepare for a presentation to the Board of Selectmen. The presentation is tentatively scheduled for December 20. ...more

Board of Health agent Linda Fantasia reports that state statistics collected over the past year show Carlisle a leader in the incidence of Lyme disease. Acton, with a population three times Carlisle's size, reports a similar number of cases. "We have a population that enjoys the outdoors," says Fantasia, noting that the "Carlisle lifestyle" ...more

The selection of a new chief for the Calisle police department is still pending, but Selectman Tim Hult said he expects a recommendation at the next selectmen's meeting on December 13. Selectmen Bill Tice and Tony Allison, Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie, and a member of the Personnel Board are on the search committee. ...more

Video camera policy. The RSC has voted to approve a policy authorizing the use of video cameras on school property to ensure the health, welfare and safety of all students, staff and visitors, and to safeguard facilities and equipment. Cameras will be placed in locations deemed appropriate by the principal in consultation with the superintendent. ...more

For two decades, Carlisle held membership in the North East Solid Waste Committee (NESWC), a consortium of area towns that had the dubious honor of paying some of the highest waste disposal costs in the nation. Under Carlisle's new contract, which was approved by Town Meeting in the fall of 2003, Carlisle will continue to haul solid waste to the incinerator ...more

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