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Friday, March 28, 2008

Superintendent candidate interview on April 1

To the Editor:

On Tuesday, April 1, the School Committees will interview Diana Rigby for the position of Superintendent of the Concord Public and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Districts.

Ms. Rigby currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of the Concord Public and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Districts. She joined the Concord Public Schools as the Director of Student Services (K-8) in 2003. In 2004 she was promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent of both school districts. Prior to her work in Concord, Ms. Rigby served eight years with the Santa Barbara Elementary and High School Districts, most recently as the Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education. From 1987 to 1995 she held the position of Director of Curriculum for the Ventura County School System.

During the weeks following the interview, the committees will conduct reference checks, site visits, and deliberate on the findings.

The interview will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the CCHS library. The public is invited to attend.

Michael Fitzgerald

Chair, Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee

Peter Fischelis

Chair, Concord School Committee

License dogs now

To the Editor:

As we approach the end of March, I would like to remind everyone that the deadline to register your dog(s) without paying the $20.00 per dog fine is Monday, March 31, 2008.

The provisions of Mass. General Law, Ch. 140, Sec. 137 and Town of Carlisle General Bylaws, Article 14.6 require that all dogs be licensed as of 1/1/08 through 12/31/08. Beginning on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 you will be required to pay the $20 fine in accordance with Town of Carlisle General Bylaws, Article 14.6.

Anyone who has not yet obtained a 2008 dog license may request one in person, by telephone at1-978-369-6155 or by e-mail at

If you request the license by telephone or e-mail and mail the payment and rabies vaccination proof by March 31, 2008, the late fee will not be charged, even though you may not receive the dog license until after April 1, 2008.

It is also important that dogs be licensed so that they can be returned to their proper owner should they wander off their property or to prove that the dog has been vaccinated in the unlikely event that the dog bites someone.

Charlene M. Hinton
Town Clerk

Plan now to be “home” for Old Home Day June 28 & 29

To the Editor:

Each year we fix the date to occur the weekend before July 4 and planning is underway.

The theme this year will be “The Critters of Carlisle” and we’re looking forward to all the critters that populate Carlisle to show up for the parade and the pet show.

Don’t forget . . . Carlisle’s Old Home Day is “people powered” and we exist only with your donations. Send what you can now to help us keep this tradition “ours”.

Also, you can look us up at:

Dave and Florence Reed
Page Brook Road


“Fun for Funds” a success

To the Editor:

Thank you!

On behalf of Carlisle Kids’ House I would like to thank the many families who have donated funds to our “Fun for Funds Fundraiser.” Thanks to the generosity of many families in town, we have raised $14,000 thus far. These funds have enabled us to purchase a new playground at our facility in the upcoming months! This structure will feature a six-foot rock wall, eight swings, monkey bars, an eight-foot crawl tube and more, and measures approximately 50 feet wide! Once an installation date has been determined, we will host a “Play date at Carlisle Kids’ House,” open to the entire community, to unveil this structure.

Our “Fun for Funds,” Fundraiser, is on-going until June 15. We are planning on raising funds to increase the overall usability of our outdoor space, including purchasing picnic tables, bicycles, sports equipment and more, along with several other upgrades to continue our mission of making Carlisle Kids’ House a resource for every family in town! As a non-profit organization, Carlisle Kids’ House relies solely on the generosity of its members and members in the community along with grassroots fundraising efforts to continue to expand our offerings. If you would like to know how you can participate in this fundraiser, please call 1-978-369-5558, or e-mail: Or to see a 3D model of the structure, visit out website:

Karen Tang
Director of School-Age Programs
Carlisle Kids’ House

Library series spellbinding

To The Editor:

While cold and stormy weather persisted outside, 50 lucky residents were here in the warmth of the Hollis Room of the library held spellbound by three very dynamic and entertaining educators. All this was brought to us by the generosity of the Friends of the Gleason Public Library and the Friends of the Council on Aging Lee Milliken Fund, Angela Mollet, Director of the Library and Angela Smith, Outreach Coordinator of the Council on Aging. Filming was done by David Ives, and refreshments were served by Estelle Keast.

Starting in mid-November and continuing through mid-December, John Tischio, president of the New England Opera Company, ushered in our Wednesday afternoon treats with his five-part opera Series.

In January and February, Elliot Lilien, former teacher at the Concord/Carlisle school system, continued by bringing his four-part series on Johannes Brahms.

And on March 5, 12 and 19, Professor Gary Hylander finished with lectures on the American Justice System: Three Trials: Sacco and Vanzetti, the Lindburgh Kidnapping and the Rosenberg Atomic Spy Trial.

These presentations were all wildly received by thunderous applause of the audiences and have been recorded and are available on DVDs at the Library.

Dot Milne
Maple Street

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