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Friday, December 21, 2007


The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on December 11 approved a FY09 budget for the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) that will require an increased contribution from Carlisle of $280,000. Chair Michael Fitzgerald said he thought Carlisle might need an override in the $150,000 to $250,000 range to finance the increase, though he ...more

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced on Wednesday that the Coalition to Repeal 40B did not meet the minimum requirement of 66,593 certified signatures, and that the group's question will not appear on the November 2008 statewide ballot. ...more

After last week's storms, Carlisle's Department of Public Works (DPW) was still cleaning up the roads as the paper went to press on Wednesday with more snow in the forecast. Asked to comment on December's weather, DPW Superintendent Gary Davis replied concisely, "Seems snowy." ...more

· Tax bills. Tim Hult warned the other members of the Selectmen (BOS) at their December 11 meeting, "As you go to your holiday parties, be prepared" for questions about rising tax bills. This month's bill will be significantly higher as the tax increase for FY08 was not reflected in the first two bills. State certification, which was not ...more

Ian Sampson appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on December 6 to request a renewal of his special permit to operate a furniture/gift shop in the barn at 43 Bedford Road. Sampson stated that he had been in business for a little less than six months and that his business did not create a high level of traffic. Customers are seen only by appointment, ...more

At the December 18 joint meeting of the town's Housing Authority and Carlisle Affordable Housing Trust, members discussed the current status of a request for proposal (RFP) that will be drafted to contain requirements for the housing development on the town-owned Benfield property on South Street. ...more

· Ferns annual food establishment permit renewed. Larry Bearfield, co-owner of Ferns Country Store, brought the public health inspector's report for the Board of Health (BOH) to review. There were a few minor corrections, such as a dimly lit basement storage area, which had been corrected and reinspected. The board also reviewed refrigeration ...more

· CCHS senior Kate Ostrowski wins academic excellence award. The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents has established an award to recognize high school seniors who have shown excellence in their high school careers. CCHS seniors Kate Ostrowski of Carlisle and Austin Bamford of Concord received these honors at last week's meeting ...more

Although a recent letter from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) to Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Principal Peter Badalament stated that the Commission on Public Secondary Schools will continue the CCHS accreditation, there were strings attached. NEASC praised recent facility improvements and "commended the quality ...more

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