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Friday, May 11, 2007

News

It took almost three and a half hours to count the ballots cast in Carlisle's Town Election on May 8 when 1,020 voters passed all four spending questions by clear margins. Less than 1/3 of the town's 3,374 voters participated in the election, which included a quarter-million-dollar budget override and two contested races. ...more

What can homeowners do to protect their property and water supply when it appears threatened by activities on a neighbors' land? During construction projects, the town boards enforce laws that protect neighboring homeowners from pollution or other property damage. But on April 24 the Board of Health (BOH) could find no clear jurisdiction when the homeowner ...more

The Planning Board continued the hearing on the application by Omnipoint Communications, Inc. to build a personal wireless communication facility on the Sorli Farm at 1022 Westford Road, requesting more specifics about how the project would improve cell phone service in the surrounding area. ...more

Now voters with physical disabilities have a new choice. For the first time, Carlisle voters were given an opportunity to vote at Town Election on May 8 using an AutoMARK balloting machine designed to make voting more accessible for those with low vision or other physical challenges. Town Clerk Charlene Hinton said the half-dozen voters who tried the machine ...more

Carlisle School Committee Chair Nicole Burkel read a summary of Superintendent Marie Doyle's annual evaluation at the May 2 School Committee meeting. She noted, "A lot of positive development has happened under Marie's leadership during the 2007 academic year." Doyle, who was hired in 2004, recently had her contract renewed for three years ...more

Returning to regular zoning appeals matters after issuing a decision on the Coventry Woods permit, the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on May 3 heard testimony from builder Matt Oinonen, who appeared on behalf of his client and homeowner Gary Kaepke of 31 Aaron Way, regarding a request for a special permit to build an addition onto an existing garage. The 26-foot ...more

· Scenic Roads Hearing — Cross Street. The applicant's request is to remove five trees and approximately 31 feet of stone wall within the right-of-way of Cross Street adjacent to Map 7, Parcel 21-4, to create a driveway entrance for a proposed single-family dwelling. William Costello is the applicant and the trees and stone wall to be removed ...more

· Center Park. Sabrina Perry of the Friends of Center Park came before the Carlisle Historical Commission to request approval for the addition to the park of two memorial teak benches that had not been part of the original park design. Each would have a small brass plaque bearing the name of the person being memorialized. The commissioners approved ...more

Carlisle students participating in the morning and afternoon Math Clubs are seeing their abilities grow, said Carlisle School Math Specialist Liz Perry in an e-mail. "There are 75 students participating in Math Clubs this year," she explained. "Students in Math Clubs are given pre- and post-tests to document improvement. In general, about ...more

· Strategic Planning. Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle announced at the May 2 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting that the Strategic Planning Committee has been formed and has 22 members, including eight parents and eight school staff. The committee has begun meeting and will work over the coming months, focusing on reviewing the ...more

Three Carlisle eighth graders won recognition in the 2007 Scholastic Art and Writing Award competition, Principal Paul Graseck announced to the Carlisle School Committee on May 2, and two of those students will be honored at an award ceremony in New York City. Hannah Parra won a gold key at the Massachusetts regional level for her short story, "The Night ...more

Flying termites have swarmed in the teachers' room of the Spalding Building, Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle explained in a phone conversation on May 4. Spalding was built 50 years ago and the wooden windows are old and leaky. Despite caulking, the termites slip into the room by the smallest of cracks. ...more

· Center Park. Sabrina Perry of the Friends of Center Park came before the Carlisle Historical Commission to request approval for the addition to the park of two memorial teak benches that had not been part of the original park design. Each would have a small brass plaque bearing the name of the person being memorialized. The commissioners approved ...more

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes, bills, budget, MPO ...more


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