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Friday, April 14, 2006


At the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) meeting April 6, Selectman Doug Stevenson presented a proposal for transferring $200,000 from Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds as a payment to the Coventry Woods developer, Mark O'Hagan, to make two units affordable in addition to the ten affordable and 31 market rate units he now plans to build. The abutters ...more

Explaining that he was not leaving "for the sake of leaving," Steven Moore, Business Manager for the Carlisle School announced he will leave at the end of the current school year to accept a new position as Executive Director for Finance and Administration with the Randolph Public Schools. In an e-mail sent to the school faculty and staff on April ...more

This April vacation, a $6,000 grant from the Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) is enabling four teachers to visit homes and schools in China, along with other Massachusetts educators in a trip organized by Primary Source, Inc. of Watertown, Mass. ...more

Carlisle used to be a place where we left our doors and cars open all the time. That was then. Now we are told we should lock the front door while we are gardening in back, perform criminal checks on parent volunteers, lock down the school, and be vigilant for computer viruses, unattended packages, and identity thieves. Has Carlisle really changed? Has population ...more

The Recreation Commission (RecCom) had hoped to put a master plan for developing recreational fields in front of Town Meeting in May. That plan was to look at all available land and set out a timetable for developing Banta-Davis and potentially Foss Farm. But at the Community Preservation Committee meeting on April 6, the RecCom's Norm Lind reported the committee ...more

At the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) meeting on April 6, Doug Stevenson presented a proposal for encouraging affordable accessory apartments in Carlisle. It is hoped accessory apartments can be part of the Affordable Housing Plan developed to achieve a moratorium on Chapter 40B developments in Carlisle. Under Chapter 40B, a developer can bypass town ...more

When Governor Romney came out with his budget in the fall, Chapter 70 funds to towns were increased and Carlisle saw a $139,000 gain. On Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee came out with their budget, which did not include any increase in Chapter 70 funding, but rather, was level-funded. The state budget must also be passed by the Senate. Any differences ...more

At the Community Preservation Committee meeting on April 6, member Larry Sorli proposed a transfer of $40,000 from the CPC Historical Reserve Fund to pay for an inventory of historical properties in Carlisle. The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) encourages communities to research the backgrounds of their historic properties and report results to ...more

8 Lowell Road (Ferns). The Board of Health (BOH) said that Ferns owner Larry Bearfield must first go to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with his proposed plans for new construction and change of use to determine whether his current septic system will support the new project. The new construction would include a ...more

Proposed changes to Carlisle's zoning bylaws governing wireless facilities and affordable accessory apartments received support from the Planning Board on Monday night. The next step for both proposals will be a Town Meeting vote on May 1. The public was noticeably absent from this Public Hearing, which was attended only by members of the board and the committees ...more

Warrant Articles. The Board of Selectmen reviewed each of the 28 Articles in the 2006 Town Warrant and voted on their recommendations to the voters of Carlisle. A copy of the green- covered Town Warrant book is expected to be mailed to each resident this week. Using this book as reference, the Board voted to recommend the passage of Articles: ...more

Cambodia project. Samantha Fox-Morrow teaches International Issues, and this year her class decided to raise awareness and money for Cambodia, one of the poorest countries in the world. Three Carlisle juniors enrolled in the class gave enthusiastic presentations to the RSC: Spencer Holland spoke on the history of Cambodia. Andy ...more

At the April 5 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC), Chair David Dockterman reminded committee members he needed evaluations of Superintendent Marie Doyle returned by April 27 in order to have the report ready by May 3. Doyle invited members of the committee to visit the school during the evaluation process. ...more

Faculty reassignments. Seventh-grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher Steve Bober will become a Reading Specialist for the next school year, Superintendent Marie Doyle reported, and Donna Clapp, presently one of the two Reading Specialists, will teach sixth grade ELA. ...more

Starting the April 5 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting off on a light note, Superintendent Marie Doyle introduced fourth-grader Sam Isaacs, the "Superintendent for a Day." Sam's parents had bought the prestigious position for him at the CEF/CSA Auction. He had seriously sought the opportunity, and had offered his savings to aid his parents' ...more

The seven-member Carlisle Trails Committee usually works out of the limelight, building and maintaining trails, one of the few town committees with no yearly budget. During their April 7 meeting at Town Hall, members reviewed their late winter projects and turned to preparations for the spring weather ahead. The group discussed projects on town-owned land, ...more

Police are investigating graffitti spray-painted on the Wilkins Building. The damage was discovered Monday morning and is still under investigation. ...more

Music and art are included in the curriculum for every grade at the Carlisle Public School, and fine arts teachers described their work at the April 5 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee. Written benchmarks documenting the fine arts curriculum have been completed, noted Tom O'Halloran, Fine Arts Coordinator and instrumental music teacher for grades ...more

The Teen Buddy Program piloted this year with 30 Concord-Carlisle High School students and ten students from each of the three Concord elementary schools. Each elementary student is paired up with a high school student. The program promotes self esteem, a sense of belonging, leadership and guidance and fosters creativity through a variety of fun activities ...more

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