The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 22, 2006


Chairperson Cindy Nock opened the December 18 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting with the suggestion that the board may close the Public Hearing for the Coventry Woods 40B housing development and begin deliberation. As midnight neared, however, stress levels were high, patience levels were low and the already lively dialogue became punctuated by verbal ...more

Carlisle's new tax rate of $11.96 per $1,000 of property value was approved by the Board of Selectmen on December 19. The tax rate was lowered in response to newly increased real estate valuations to insure the total amount raised in taxation does not exceed the amount authorized by Town Meeting. ...more

[The following is the first in an occasional series of articles describing many of the town's boards and committees. The series, along with "Know Your Town" compiled in 2000 by Verna Gilbert, will be available on the web site at ] Want to build a new barn in your backyard five feet from the property ...more

Due to several food code violations found during three inspections of Ferns Country Store in November, the Board of Health (BOH) decided to reduce the term of the market's 2007 food service establishment permit to six months (the permit is typically issued annually). The health inspections, which were conducted after two customers mentioned to BOH Agent Linda ...more

Before the All Boards Meeting on December 12, the Selectmen gave an overview of their goals and objectives for the year. Five "high priority goals" were set for FY07, ending June 30, 2007, along with 14 of "medium priority." ...more

The Concord Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) voted on December 12 to approve the high school budget of $20,369,327. Carlisle's share of the cost is $56,000 over Carlisle's levy limit. The Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) budget includes an increase of $1,180,045 or 6.15% over FY07. ...more

The Conservation Commission issued year-end decisions on two environmentally challenging construction projects that have been the subject of intense evaluation over recent months. Applicant Neils Larsen, formerly of Carlisle, received final approval of plans for a dwelling on a four-acre lot off Concord Street. The news was less welcome for Richard Buck, whose ...more

"The wonderful thing about Carlisle is the number of volunteers," said Selectman Chair Doug Stevenson, opening the All Boards Meeting (ABM) on December 12. He noted that compared to other towns, we have a "very, very large percentage of volunteers running our town government." Board and committee presenters detailed many accomplishments ...more

Not a seat could be found at the December 12 public hearing with the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on the Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education (CCACE) program. Until 2005, the RSC had always helped to financially support CCACE. It has also allowed the high school classrooms to be used for courses. Between 2000 and 2004, CCACE funding, ...more

David Tobin, a senior at Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS), received the Superintendent's Award for Academic Excellence from Concord-Carlisle Regional School Superintendent Brenda Finn last week at the Regional School Committee meeting. The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents recognizes outstanding students who have distinguished themselves ...more

At the December 12 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC), Human Resources Administrator Kelly McCausland talked about recommendations for changes to the high school calendar. Currently, Concord Public School and Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) students do not get out of school until the last week of June. McCausland ...more

Carlisle was among 85 area towns receiving a NEMLEC (North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council) tool kit prepared for first responders and school administrators responsible for reacting to a variety of emergency events in the school environment. The Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council hosted a meeting on December 12 and distributed ...more

Town Hall 8:00 p.m.

8:00 Minutes, bills, budget ...more

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito