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Friday, February 15, 2008


With 8% interest fees mounting, Selectmen agreed on February 12 to avoid further delay and pay the money owed South Street Nominee Trust as the result of a recent court decision found against the town. The dispute concerned roll-back taxes of $216,300 collected in 2002 when West Street property owned by the Trust was removed from Chapter 61 forestry restriction. ...more

This week the first interviews for the position of Middle School Principal (for Grades 5-8) were held at the Carlisle Public School. In the initial interviews the school says it keeps information on candidates confidential because their employers are often unaware of their applications. ...more

Town and Carlisle School officials met with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in January about the next steps for the school building project. The agency stated Carlisle is likely to receive about a 40% state reimbursement for the project, according to School Building Committee (SBC) Chair Lee Storrs. ...more

· Hanover Hill subdivision. At the February 11 meeting of the Carlisle Planning Board, George Dimakarakos (Stamski & McNary) and developer Rob West discussed the Definitive Subdivision Plan for the proposed 35-lot subdivision off Route 225. The principal topic was width and slope of shoulders for the two proposed subdivision roads. Although ...more

Last week the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) trimmed about $100,000 off next year's budget, removing $56,000 for a special education teacher and $42,500 for a kindergarten teacher due to an expected drop in enrollment. But Finance Committee (FinCom) member Thornton Ash said he had hoped the school could come up with a bigger reduction to help balance the ...more

· Wind turbine. Keith Therrien of Berry Corner Lane made a presentation on wind turbines. He requested that the Selectmen appoint a study committee to explore the use of wind turbines to provide energy to the town and individual residents, offered information on sizes, maintenance, and lifespan of the equipment, and estimates of savings in energy ...more

· Science curriculum. Science coordinator and long-time kindergarten teacher Mimi Chandler gave some highlights of the science curriculum to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on February 6. The school was able to purchase four microscopes from funds received from Donelan's as part of a supermarket receipt collection by parents. Science classes ...more

One by one, consultant John Littleford interviewed three dozen members of the Carlisle School community in January. Littleford, hired by the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) last fall to address school morale and tension between the superintendent and teachers, listened to faculty members, staff, administrators, and the CSC to try to get a complete picture ...more

The decision to adopt revised sewage disposal regulations has been delayed by the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) in order to extend the time available for public comment. According to BOH Agent Linda Fantasia, the board received several public comments when the public hearing was opened on February 7, and the board continued the hearing to February 26. ...more

Encouraging teenagers to adopt habits for life-long good health was the goal of Health Week held recently at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS). Concord K-12 Health Coordinator Kathy Bowen said, "Each year we choose a theme that we feel will allow students and staff to hear about health initiatives that are relevant to their lives now and in ...more

Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie and Financial Director Larry Barton met with the Finance Committee (FinCom) on Monday, February 11, to discuss FY09 budget proposals for various departments and Town Hall. McKenzie said that with the exception of insurance costs, they could live within the budget guideline and forego the additional sums proposed if necessary. ...more

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