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Friday, January 11, 2008


On January 8, Dr. Brenda Finn announced her retirement as Superintendent of both the K-8 Concord School system and the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS), to take effect at the end of August. She made the announcement to the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC). Finn has been CCHS Superintendent since July, 2003. RSC Chair Michael Fitzgerald ...more

The state Court of Appeals has ruled against Carlisle in a suit that may cost the town over $300,000. The suit involved land on West Street originally owned by A.E. Benfield and now under South Street Nominee Trust. The land was taken out of a forestry restriction in 2002 in order to be subdivided for housing lots. At the time, the town claimed roll-back taxes ...more

Massachusetts had an eventful year in 2007: the state saw its first black governor, Deval Patrick, take office, the Red Sox won another World Series, and the New England Patriots followed with a record-breaking 16-0 winning season. ...more

· Ferns Country Store. At a prior Board of Health meeting Larry Bearfield, co-owner of Ferns, said that after giving an initial go-ahead to expand the store without requiring a public restroom, the Plumbing Inspector, Ken Rich, changed his decision (See Mosquito December 21, "Shorts from the Board of Health, December 11"). ...more

The loss of several teachers and support staff, elimination of new programs such as theater arts, and cuts in athletic and co-curricular activities are just some of the possible impacts if a guideline budget proposed by the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) is adopted for the Concord-Carlisle High School. This was the message carried by Superintendent Brenda ...more

Kevin Stacy, who owns and operates a landscaping business from his residence at 570 West Street, appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals to request a renewal of his special permit to operate his business. Stacy also requested that his permit be renewed for two years instead of one year and that the board consider letting him operate his business on a limited ...more

Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle presented the 2008 — 2009 level services budget at the January 2 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC). The proposed budget is $9,421,796, which is a 6.9% increase, or $605,112 over the FY08 operating budget. (See Table 1.) ...more

· School Building Committee. Committee member Wendell Sykes reported that the School Building Committee has started working on a proposal for a project manager. The state requires the school to hire a project manager before beginning the design process. "As I understand it, on our nickel we hire the manager so we are ready to negotiate with ...more

Conservation Commission (Cons Com) Enforcement Orders are unsettling for both the board that issues them and the party that receives them. Fortunately, the resulting unpleasantness is clearly preventable. Hence the New Year seems a good time to suggest that the homeowner who is contemplating a springtime project that involves outdoor construction, increased ...more

7:30 p.m., Town Hall

7:30 Administrative Reports ...more

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