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Friday, June 8, 2007

CARLISLE SCHOOL BUILDING FORUM. On May 31 Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle (third from left at table) joins members of the School Building Committee to describe plans to bring a request for new building design funds to a Special Town Meeting in the fall. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)
At public forums last week the Carlisle School outlined its most recent plans for a new building to replace the Spalding Building. Though the school will not hear if the project is approved for state reimbursement until late this year, the School Building Committee (SBC) says if it does not move forward to request design funds this fall, the project will continue ...more

Is the Carlisle School's Castle playground showing its age? Constructed with volunteer labor in 1988 (see "Community spirit raised Carlisle Castle," below), the sprawling wooden structure built under the trees beside the Spalding Building is enjoyed by children both during and after school. Not surprisingly, several things have changed over the ...more



The Carlisle Housing Authority is trying to decide whether the 26 units of affordable housing to be built on the Benfield property should be a senior-only development. Pros and cons were discussed at their May 31 meeting, at which neighbors to the town-owned land on South Street expressed frustration. When Chair Alan Lehotsky said, "We shouldn't write ...more

On May 31, the Carlisle Housing Authority (CHA) reviewed a letter from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) concerning stipulations for the town's Affordable Accessory Apartment (AAA) bylaw. The state wants a 15-year minimum commitment on apartments that will be affordably rented, regardless of whether the property changes ...more
Twenty years ago a huge project was begun that would culminate a year later in the raising of Carlisle Castle, all by volunteers, on the Carlisle School property. The project took immense planning, fundraising, and volunteer hours, much like a community barn-raising. General Coordinator Darlene Robertson Grove (now living in Fort Wayne, Texas) said ...more

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