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Friday, February 16, 2007


On February 13, Finance Committee (FinCom) Chair Thornton Ash told the Board of Selectmen (BOS) that there are currently "requests in excess of $400,000 above levy" as the FinCom comes close to completing its reviews for FY08. Of the total, $240,000 is from the Carlisle Public School (CPS), $56,000 from the high school (CCHS) and about $100,000 from ...more

The search process is in full swing to find a successor to Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Art Dulong, who will be retiring at the end of June after six years at CCHS. The job has been advertised, resumés have been coming in and applications will be accepted until February 26. Initial interviews will be held between 3 and 9 p.m. on March ...more

A proposal to request approximately $3 million for design work to implement the first phase of the Carlisle School's Master Plan for building renovation and expansion was presented to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) Monday night by the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC). No final decision was reached yet on whether to go forward with the project for Town ...more

The Planning Board heard two requests at their February 12 meeting for special permits to construct wireless communications facilities — in one case equipment would be hidden within a barn while in the second case an 80-foot monopole cell tower would be built. ...more


Many application and special permit fees charged by the Planning Board were roughly doubled at their February 12 meeting. Chair David Freedman said that after discussions with the Finance Committee, the Planning Board reviewed its fee structure prior to voting the increases. Criteria examined were a comparison with "peer towns" and the ...more

The preliminary results of a recent School Advisory Council survey of teachers and parents were shared with the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on February 7. ...more

Remediation of past mistakes was the keynote at the Conservation Commission's brief February 8 meeting. First on the agenda was a hearing on Kenneth Luther's ex post facto application for construction of a garage on his Virginia Farme Road property. The second involved removal of a 40-foot-long pile of earth left near wetlands that predated homeowner Michael ...more

• Possible bylaw change. ConsCom Vice Chairman Peter Burn volunteered to explore a possible bylaw change with a representative of the Planning Board. Present Planning Board guidelines do not require that any specified portion of a proposed lot consist of upland territory. This lack has at times resulted in lots being approved that consist ...more

A recent article in the Boston Globe NorthWest ("School chief's pay surges" 2/11/07) indicated Concord and Concord-Carlisle's Brenda Finn is the third most highly paid superintendent in the 37 districts northwest of Boston, with Carlisle's Marie Doyle well down the list. However, compared to other K-8 schools, Carlisle is not as miserly as it at ...more

So who are the FinCom's members? The current board is experience-laden with three company founders and several high-level financial officers, two with previous public sector experience. Three are parents, one is an empty-nester, and three never had children. Both working and retired citizens are represented, as is a range of ages. Two are women, one with a ...more

Exciting theatrical activities of all sorts are going on at the Carlisle School. From kindergarten to eighth grade, students are experiencing all the aspects of theater including role-playing, singing, set design, improvisation and dance. Carlisle teachers are putting much of their own time into creating these experiences. ...more

"It's really amazing how much science goes on here," said Carlisle School Science Coordinator and kindergarten teacher Mimi Chandler when she described the science program to the Carlisle School Committee on February 7. The curriculum includes Earth and Space Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Technology and Engineering. ...more

Representatives of the proposed Chestnut Hill subdivision on Rutland Street appeared before the Board of Health (BOH) Tuesday night, February 13, but were unable to move forward without the presence of the board's consulting engineer, Rob Frado, who was unable to attend. The applicant, Richard Howe, and his attorney, Martha Howe, sought to clarify their ...more

School Art Awards. Four students, Steven Saul, Julia Makivic, Jesse Zwerling, and Caroline Guild from the Carlisle Public School had award-winning entries in the Globe Scholastic Art competition. Steven and Jesse won gold awards of the 100 that were given, Julia, a silver award, and Caroline was awarded honorable mention. There were 3,500 ...more

Gleason may lose summer Saturdays. Gleason Library Director Angela Mollet noted that staying within the guideline budget would mean the loss of summer Saturday hours. An additional $5,000 would be needed to keep the hours open. If the summer hours are retained and the funds could be found, the library would also like to add summer library pages ...more

Dan Cripps, a Native American specialist, brought his teepee and teaching to the Carlisle School third graders on February 2. His interactive presentation is called "Native American Perspectives," which complements the third grade curriculum studies of Native Americans. ...more

7:30 p.m. Town Hall

7:30 Minutes, bills, agenda items ...more

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