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Friday, January 26, 2007


At their meeting on Tuesday evening, the Board of Selectmen recommended that more well water and septic field tests be conducted before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) closes its hearings on the proposed Coventry Woods development off Concord Street. Though hearings were to close on Monday after a lengthy review by the ZBA, Selectman John Williams said the ...more

After confirming the shocking news last Friday, Concord-Carlisle High School Principal Art Dulong recognized that the CCHS community needed to hear quickly about the tragedy that occurred at Lincoln-Sudbury High School (L-S). An e-mail message was sent out to parents by 9:45 a.m., followed by an announcement to the student body in the late morning. In doing ...more

What do you do to come to grips with a tragedy? How do you vent emotions and express grief and condolences? In the aftermath of the stabbing at Lincoln-Sudbury High School (L-S), for many students the answer was to "gather" at one of several Facebook (an online social networking site) "groups" set up in honor of the victim, James Alenson. ...more

Earlier in the year, when there was a school shooting in Pennsylvania, I mourned for the loss of lives, but firmly believed that our own school was a thousand times more secure. Although I still stand by that conviction, the tragedy at Lincoln-Sudbury High School hits too close to home — literally. Many students at CCHS know and care about people at ...more

The tragedy at Lincoln-Sudbury High School proved that kids with cell phones can communicate at a very fast rate, faster than administrators, teachers and probably police. L-S was locked down early Friday morning, but initially students were not told why. So what did they do? They used text-messaging on their cell phones to communicate with their friends at ...more

The Carlisle School Committee (CSC) approved an $8,907,684 budget for the FY08-09 school year. At the January 17 meeting, Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman presented the final budget, which is a 5.8% increase over last year's budget. The Carlisle Finance Committee has recommended a 3% levy limit budget, which would total $8,666,684. The school's budget would ...more

There has been a "flurry of activity" surrounding the Coventry Woods 40B proceedings during the past week, according to Planning Board Chair David Freedman, who reviewed crucial and still unresolved aspects of the proposed development with his board Monday night, January 22. Members voted unanimously, minus one member who is an abutter to the project, ...more

In a surprising departure from its usual focus, our neighbor to the south, the Concord Journal, recently ran two front-page articles on nefarious doings at Town Hall in Carlisle. The articles, written by Kerri Roche, concerned allegations of "non-sexual harassment" submitted by two members of the Carlisle Board of Health against Town Administrator ...more

On Monday evening, January 22, the Carlisle Public School came before the Finance Committee (FinCom) to go over two proposed FY08 budgets, one designed to meet the levy limit increase of 3% over the current year, and another with an increase of 5.8%. (See accompanying story starting on page 5.) Since neither is a level services budget, which would have required ...more

The Carlisle Zoning Board of Appeals, at their continued open hearing for the Coventry Woods 40B development on January 29 at 7:30 p.m., will discuss the removal of trees along the scenic road of Concord Street. The trees as marked and viewed by the Board and the Tree Warden are planned to be removed in the event of a Comprehensive Permit approval in order ...more

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