The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 9, 2007


Worried neighbors watched in the cold last Thursday afternoon as flames swelled out of the roof of one of Carlisle's historical landmarks, the 1780 Jonathan Heald house at 68 South Street. Fire units from three towns assisted 20 of the town's 27 on-call firemen who were struggling to contain and then extinguish the blaze in what Fire Chief David Flannery described ...more

The Carlisle School would like the Selectmen to approve a Warrant Article for the Spring Town Meeting which would provide them with design funds for a new building on the campus. Construction costs continue to escalate, School Building Committee (SBC) Chair Christy Barbee explained, and the longer the project is delayed, the higher the final cost to the town. ...more

Virtually all of the cities and towns in Massachusetts are facing long-term financial problems. Local governments are inadvertently trapped by the convergence of four major forces: Proposition 2 1/2, the State's Landmark Education Reform Act of 1993, rising health insurance costs and recent cuts in local aid. As a result, Massachusetts lost 14,200 municipal ...more

The Carlisle Schools are challenged by trying to fulfill numerous state mandates. Many of these mandates are unfunded or under-funded, which puts a great strain on municipalities. ...more

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School ...more

Monday night, CC Pools Executive Director Tim Atkins and assistant Kate Carr "handed over the keys" of the Beede Center to the Concord Selectmen. Atkins has spent 11 years getting the project off the ground, into the ground, up and running, and finally, paid for, with a price tag of $10.5 million. It is the largest donation ever made to the town ...more

Carlisle Animal Hospital/Healthy Pet Corporation (HPC) of 998 Bedford Road appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to review their compliance with conditions of the special permit granted one year ago and to request that the special permit be extended for a longer period of time so they can complete their renovations to update the facility. Although ...more

The Finance Committee (FinCom) is in the process of reviewing various town department budgets for FY08. The February 5 meeting concentrated on the following areas: Inspection Services, Board of Assessors and Town Clerk. The proposed budgets were presented by Building Commissioner Bob Koning, Assessor John Spiedel and Town Clerk Charlene Hinton. Inspection ...more

· Mark Barrow of 166 Fiske Street appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) initially requesting a variance to modify the existing shed row barn on his property. The barn was built before the current building code was adopted, and half of the barn is within the 40-foot setback of the property line. After lengthy discussions ...more

Carlisleans, like most of their fellow countrymen, do not like government agencies telling them what they can and cannot do with their property. Conversely, they do want these same entities to prevent neighbors and fellow citizens from doing things they consider deleterious to those same property values. This is the emotion-laden contradiction that the Conservation ...more

Is it time to revisit the Carlisle Affordable Housing Plan? Would one large affordable development make more sense than the current plan for scattered sites? Should town authorities pursue land purchases or proceed with the plan to develop currently owned properties? These are some of the questions the Carlisle Affordable Housing Trust pondered as it met for ...more

Planning Board, Selectmen, and Board of Health agendas . ...more

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