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Friday, November 9, 2007


The Carlisle Personnel Board met with a full house this past Tuesday evening, October 30, with a substantial agenda. The board voted to recommend a 3% FY09 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for town employees, approved a starting salary level of $56,961 for the new post of full-time Recreation Director and proposed several clarifications to the town's Personnel ...more

Before its joint meeting with other town boards on October 30 to discuss pathways (see article, page 1), the Historical Commission continued consideration of an application by Sprint/Nextel to site a wireless facility at the First Religious Society at 27 School Street. Joseph Pereira of Terra Search, representing the applicant, presented modifications to the ...more

In a model of efficiency, on October 30 in the Town Hall's Clark Room, the Historical Commission held a joint public hearing with the Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee (Pathways Committee), the Board of Selectmen and Tree Warden Gary Davis to address specific details of the Pathways Committee's plans for Concord and Lowell Streets. Before the ...more

Of the three hearings at the November 1 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting with new member Bill Morgan, two were decided relatively quickly. Applicant Ian Sampson was a no-show and must reapply for his special permit to operate a furniture and gift shop at 43/47A Bedford Road. Applicant Sid Levin of 69 Bellows Hill Road was granted a special permit to remove ...more

The Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee (VMAC) is hoping to put forward a workable plan for revamping the Honor Roll in time for 2008 Annual Town Meeting. The Honor Roll, which resides at the foot of the Town Common, consists of two wood boxes erected in the 1940s and 1980s to honor Carlisle veterans of WW I and II and Korea. It is in need of repair or replacement, ...more

The review process moved forward another step last week when Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles accepted the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Montgomery Energy project to build a 348 MW power generating facility in North Billerica. The public had roughly a month to comment on the draft document, which was ...more

Principal Peter Badalament of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) opened his parent coffee on November 5 by passing around a recent article, "Less Homework, More Yoga, From a Principal Who Hates Stress" (New York Times October 29). The article highlighted efforts by Needham High School Principal Paul Richardson to reduce the pressures on ...more

Carlisle has so far escaped the rash of break-ins that have bothered the neighboring communities of Acton and Concord, according to Lieutenant Leo Crowe and Detective Andy Booth of the Carlisle Police Department. A series of robberies in this vicinity have followed the following pattern: ...more

All the spooks and goblins were busy trick-or-treating during Carlisle's 2007 Halloween festivities, according to Carlisle Police Lieutenant Leo Crowe. He said that two officers had been assigned to the crosswalk in the center of town, one officer went on a mountain bike to Tall Pines, and two additional officers were in cruisers on Halloween night. The ...more

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to some antibiotics. Staph is a common bacterium found in the nose and on the skin of healthy individuals. About 20% to 30% of the United States population is colonized with staph, while only 1% is colonized with MRSA. Infections result when the bacteria are able ...more

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