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Friday, May 18, 2007


The Carlisle School Building Committee is making plans for two upcoming forums on Thursday, May 31, to gather community input about the proposed building project at the school. The committee currently hopes to request building design funds this fall for a new addition. Superintendent Marie Doyle said she recently met with members of the Council on Aging to ...more

Instead of resisting affordable housing, welcome it as a way to keep a community young and vibrant and provide a place for community members who cannot afford more. That was the message of Bedford Selectman Mark Siegenthaler and Bedford Housing Authority Executive Director Irma Carter as they spoke at the Carlisle Affordable Housing Summit on Saturday, May ...more

After six years as the principal of Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Art Dulong will be retiring at the end of June. Dulong was recently asked to reflect on his years at the high school and this is what he had to say. ...more

In the first meeting after Town Elections, the Planning Board chose new officers before continuing work on applications for installation of cellular antennas. Approval was given for a wireless service facility at Erikson Farm on Lowell Road, but more data was requested for the cell tower proposed at Sorli Farm on Westford Street. In other business, the board ...more

The Carlisle School continues to monitor operations at the year-old wastewater plant to try to cut down electricity and propane costs. ...more

A Special Town Meeting has been called by the Concord Selectmen for Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. to consider rescinding the vote taken at Concord's Town Meeting on April 24 supporting the construction of two playing fields at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School. A petition was filed at the Concord Town House to rescind Article 30, triggering the need for ...more

A dilemma inherent in the multipurpose nature of Carlisle's town-owned conservation lands emerged anew at the Conservation Commission's (ConsCom) May 10 meeting. After a hiatus of several years, the potentially emotional issue of pesticide use by farmers holding agricultural licenses on one or more of the properties has been raised again, this time by the ...more

· Hearing closed on Rutland Street Project. At a continued public hearing, Engineer Peter Howe, representing the John Raymond Brown Trust, confirmed last minute changes made to plans for the six-unit Chestnut Estates Conservation Cluster. The application covered a common driveway with wetland crossings, wetland replication areas, ...more

The Carlisle School will begin the second year of the state-mandated English Language Learner (ELL) program in the fall and Director of Student Services Karen Slack estimates expenses will rise from $16,000 to $40,000, in part to hire a part-time ELL-certified teacher. The program's cost varies, depending on the needs of students who enter the school system ...more

Long days, beautiful weather, sports, gardening and yard work all draw people closer to nature at this time of year. Here in Carlisle, that nature includes deer ticks, increasing numbers of which carry the bacterium, borrelia burgdorfi, that will infect humans and pets with Lyme disease in the coming months. ...more

Students at the Carlisle Schools have a variety of learning styles and needs, as all children do. When any issues interfere with the student's educational progress, the school has services to assist the child, the teacher and the parents. "We are driven by student needs," explained Director of Student Services Karen Slack, in an interview. "We ...more

An in-school store, run by a blend of special education and other students in the Carlisle middle school, is planned to open next fall. In a recent interview, Director of Student Services Karen Slack explained that the store will be incorporated as part of the math curriculum for some students, and will offer a "practical application for math, writing ...more

Can the Carlisle School's math curriculum be improved? To find out, administrators, teachers and parents last December began working together on a Math Curriculum Review Team, collecting data on the math program for every grade. Math Specialist Liz Perry described the review team's progress both at the May 2 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting and later ...more

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more

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