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Friday, March 14, 2008


Carlisle faces $251,610 override for CCHS

Carlisle’s budget gap may be closed with a single override: one for $251,610 in funding for the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS). The Finance Committee recommended this override level and Board of Selectmen concurred when they finialized the Warrant at their meeting on Tuesday March 11 (see “Selectmen set agenda for May Town Meeting,” page ...more

Meet Carlisle’s new Recreation Director Holly Hamilton

This week Carlisle residents will receive in the mail a lime green brochure describing over 100 spring and summer classes and programs offered through Carlisle Recreation. The driving force behind these offerings is newly hired Recreation Director Holly Hamilton. Hamilton, who began work in November, came to Carlisle from the Chelmsford Recreation Department ...more

Carlisle School budget gets a boost

$125,000 more for FY09, $50,000 extra found for FY08 ...more

Carlisle School contract talks may affect teacher layoffs

The Carlisle Teachers’ Association (CTA) is in discussion with the Carlisle School Association regarding reducing faculty compensation for FY09 to alleviate layoffs. CTA President Michael Miller confirmed the negotiations, saying in an e-mail, “I think it is best for both CTA and CSC [the Carlisle School Committee] to issue a joint statement. An agreement ...more

Planning Board seeks new wireless signal map

Attorney Brian Grossman (Prince, Lobel, Glovsky and Tye) stirred interest in improved mapping of wireless communications signal strength throughout town when he spoke at the Planning Board’s meeting on March 10. Representing Omnipoint Communications, Inc. in the public hearing for a special permit to construct a wireless facility at the First Religious Society ...more

Selectmen set agenda for Annual Town Meeting on May 5

With over 20 Articles up for consideration and more than a few hot topics, this year’s political gathering promises to rival previous years in terms of heated discussions. The Board of Selectmen (BOS) spent a good portion of the March 11 meeting finalizing and approving the Town Meeting Warrant Articles. This year an override will not be needed to cover increased ...more

ZBA approves permit for Jenney landscaping business

Scott Jenney, who lives at 303 Brook Street, was granted a Special Permit by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on March 6 to run his landscaping business from his home for one year. He will need to provide screening for the equipment and remove the landscaping sign on his mailbox. In addition, Jenney will look into minimizing the beeping noise caused by his ...more

CSC to review Facility Use Policy

The community usage of school facilities is a hidden cost in the budget, explained Building and Grounds Supervisor David Flannery to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on March 5. Flannery suggested the cost be evaluated and CSC Chair Nicole Burkel suggested they hold a hearing on April 2 to give “users an opportunity to be heard.” ...more

Shorts from the CSC, March 5

• Carlisle School Committee (CSC) candidates. CSC Chair Nicole Burkel noted that “we are fortunate to have three very good candidates running” for school committee. She and member Michael Fitzgerald are vacating their positions in June. She introduced two of the candidates: Don Rober (currently chair of Long-term Capital Requirements), and Bill Fink, ...more

Shorts from the Planning Board, March 10

• Alternative Clean Energy Subcommittee [Wind Turbines and more]. The Planning Board reviewed a draft charter for the subcommittee submitted by the Board of Selectmen. Selectman Alan Carpenito, attending the March 10 Planning Board meeting, asked, “Aren’t we deviating from the normal process – shouldn’t changes in zoning bylaws originate with the ...more

Carlisle Trails Committee looks ahead

Like gardeners poring over seed catalogs while the ice and snow linger outside, the Trails Committee met on March 7 to study maps and plan a variety of trail projects. They discussed long-range objectives to create new linkages between preserved lands, planned boardwalk construction and heard updates on two Eagle Scout projects. ...more

Selectmen approve short-term borrowing

At the Selectmen’s meeting March 4, Finance Director Larry Barton proposed renewal of a bond anticipation note which is coming due April 3. The current borrowing of $775,000 was approved for renewal at $1 million and will be allocated as follows: $500,000 for a fire truck, $300,000 for a boiler for the school, and $200,000 for two cisterns, all approved at ...more

Shorts from the Board of Health, March 11

• 81 Craigie Circle. A representative of Stamski and McNary made a proposal that the Board grant a waiver for a well less than the required 25 feet from the right of way (22.5 feet). The Board accepted the proposal. ...more

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