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Friday, January 18, 2008

FOND FAREWELL. Building Inspector Bob Koning looks through The Book for People Who Do Too Much, a gift at his retirement party on January 15. Pictured are (left to right) Assistant Town Clerk Irene Blake, Koning's wife Marylou Koning, Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie, Administrative Coordinator Elizabeth Barnett, Marybeth Stevenson and her daughters Caroline and Catherine. (Photo by Dave Ives)
After 46 years of service to Carlisle, Bob Koning says his retirement as building commissioner and electrical inspector January 1 was bittersweet. Although he looks forward to doing more boating, hiking and skiing with his wife Mary Lou, "I love the job and hate giving it up." Koning served the town for 27 years as building commissioner and 46 years ...more

The "Goddess of Liberty" that commands the rotary in Carlisle Center is on her way to a therapeutic scrubbing, if the Community Preservation Commission (CPC) and Town Meeting voters approve. ...more

Immediately upon entering her post-and-beam home on Patch Meadow Lane, one can see that Kerri Piette appreciates the work of a craftsman. Bull's-eye windows in her front door were hand-blown by a friend. The sink and tiles were crafted by a California potter. A blacksmith friend forged the door hardware and fireplace tools, and a stonemason from Bedford built ...more

The town is applying to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for a supplemental reimbursement for the Carlisle School's wastewater treatment plant. Reimbursement for the plant is tied to the replacement septic system that was part of the school's Link expansion project in 1997. ...more

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