Friday, May 19, 2006
The following items were found by scanning area newspapers available through the web site: www.townonline.com. Some web articles may have expired by the time the Mosquito is printed.
According to state Representative Cory Atkins, the House budget approved recently, the increase to Chapter 70 education aid, would give Concord an increase of 5.78 % over last fiscal year, and CCHS a 4.35 % increase over fiscal 2006. (www.townonline.com/concord/localRegional/articleid=491701)
A legal challenge by the second low bidder became more likely to delay the start of the renovation of Bedford High School with a decision of an appellate judge to refer the case for more review. It is possible that the existing bids could expire before the case is concluded. The school committee representative on the high school building committee called the case "a bad soap opera."(www.townonline.com/bedford/localRegional/articleid=490599)
Concord town election June 6 will include both the CCHS operating budget and a debt exclusion question for high school repairs. (www.townonline.com/concord/localRegional/articleid=491679)
Residents of a Chelmsford neighborhood are questioning the need for a proposed 120-foot cell tower near Great Brook State Farm. Some have suggested "the proposed site is an attempt by T-Mobile to reduce the coverage gap in Carlisle by circumventing the town's zoning bylaws and instead build in a neighboring community."(www.townonline.com/chelmsford/localRegional/articleid=491200) and (www.townonline.com/chelmsford/localRegional/articleid=485974)
Community Newspaper Company (CNC), the parent company of the Concord Journal and "more than 100 other weekly and daily papers," are being bought by GateHouse Media Inc. Coincidentally, GateHouse is also buying several papers on the South Shore.
Verizon is trying to get a cable license to compete with Comcast in Bedford. [Recently it was reported to be doing the same in Lincoln.] (www.townonline.com/bedford/localRegional/articleid=490603)
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