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Friday, February 17, 2006


Townspeople filled the Clark Room at Town Hall to hear the continued discussion about the Coventry Woods 40B application. Jerry Preble and Holly Johnson from Beals and Thomas, the Zoning Board of Appeals' (ZBA) peer engineering consulting team, who have been reviewing the current 40B application, announced that before they can continue their analysis of the ...more

Dennis Dockham was first placed on administrative leave and has since been fired as the Carlisle School's Director of Food Service, following his arrest last week in Dracut on charges of "posing children for sexual battery" and "assault and battery on two minors." Carlisle Police Chief John Sullivan said there was no evidence of any inappropriate ...more

The Board of Selectmen hosted a joint budget review with the Finance Committee (FinCom) and Long-Term Capital Requirements Committee (LTCRC) at its February 14 meeting. This was the first opportunity to get a glimpse of all the FY07 numbers. There is still plenty of work to be done, but the Selectmen appeared to love what they heard during the Valentine's ...more

Selectman Doug Stevenson has been meeting with town boards to explain the work of the Affordable Accessory Apartment (AAA) Initiative Task Force to create affordable apartments in Carlisle. Stevenson spoke to the Board of Health (BOH) on February 7, joined the Planning Board meeting on February 13 and updated the Board of Selectmen on February 14. The AAA ...more

· Easement for cell tower. The Selectmen voted 5-0 to accept and sign an easement that is part of the agreement to allow a cell tower on the Anderegg property on Bedford Road. This easement is between Gretchen Anderegg, the Town of Carlisle, and the cell tower provider to grant the town a non-exclusive right, in common with the owner, Cingular, ...more

Selectman Bill Tice has been working with Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie to move forward on several technology issues, and he reported their findings to the Board of Selectmen on February 14. They are investigating the following: ...more

According to the New Hampshire newspaper, the InterTown Record, Carlisle resident John Detjen, 44, was killed in a roll-over car crash on Interstate 89 near Springfield, New Hampshire, on January 27. He was the only passenger in a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by West Street resident Philippa Shiach, 36, who was hospitalized with critical injuries. As of February ...more

The Carlisle Town Republicans met at the Alcott School in Concord on January 26 to choose delegates to the State Convention to be held on April 29 in Lowell. ...more

Brian Larson has logged extra hours for the Wireless Bylaw Revision Subcommittee, reviewing the proposed bylaw changes with the Board of Health (BOH) on February 7 and the Planning Board on February 13. ...more

Winter construction doldrums and an unanticipated postponement of final action on the Greystone Crossing project off Cross Street gave the Conservation Commission a rare chunk of time to devote to land management. The first item on the February 9 agenda was consideration of town-owned agricultural lands. Three of the four farmers involved and the supervisor ...more

The USA PATRIOT Act and secret surveillance have been in the news lately. What, if any, are the effects of this federal legislation in Carlisle? ...more

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Chief David R. Flannery wish to inform homeowners that as of March 31, 2006, carbon monoxide alarms will be required in all residences with potential sources of carbon monoxide. The vast majority of homes will not be required to install hard-wired systems although, where hard-wired systems are required by regulation, ...more

A reminder that the Fire Department has instituted a new procedure for the issuance of open burning permits. ...more

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