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Friday, March 28, 2008


Driver loses control, car rolls over on West Street

Monday morning’s commute was cut short for a West Street resident when she reportedly hit a patch of black ice and lost control of her car, resulting in a roll-over. The one-car accident happened at approximately 7:35 a.m. at a spot halfway between South Street and Acton Street. Police on the scene said the woman appeared to be uninjured, but the Fire Department ...more

Bring ideas to A Liveable Carlisle Community forum on April 5

What do Carlisleans want? On Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. until noon, A Liveable Carlisle Community (LCC) will invite townspeople to join them at the Carlisle School’s Corey Dining Room to try to answer that question. ...more

Developer drops Coventry Woods appeal

On March 25 the Board of Selectmen (BOS) announced that the Coventry Woods 40B development will not be going forward. The developer, Coventry Woods Carlisle, LLC, represented by Mark O’Hagan of MCO Associates has allowed the option to buy the property to expire without renewal. As a result, its lawsuit appealing the Comprehensive Permit issued by the town ...more

Carlisle gears up for the AAAs

Carlisle is almost ready to begin enrolling applicants in a new program that will allow accessory apartments to qualify under state guidelines for affordable housing. The town’s Affordable Accessory Apartments (AAA) bylaw has been approved by the state, the Planning Board has written permitting procedures and the Department of Health and Community Development ...more

Affordable Housing Trust considers Benfield infrastructure funding

Why is the town being asked to spend $425,000 on infrastructure for the affordable senior housing development on the town’s Benfield Land? Housing Authority Chair Alan Lehotsky explained why the Authority is requesting the funding from the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) when he spoke with members of Carlisle’s Affordable Housing Trust on Monday, ...more

New cistern helps extinguish Oak Knoll brush fire

For over three and a half hours last Saturday afternoon, two engine companies battled an out-of-control brush fire at 26 Oak Knoll Road. The fire fighters used the new cistern at 28 Oak Knoll Road, and drew 4,700 gallons of water from it to control the fire; this was the first time the cistern had been used.There was no major property damage, but a small shed ...more

State gives assurances on local aid

The local aid resolution passed by the Massachusetts legislature this month guaranteed FY09 funding levels for Chapter 70 aid for education, lottery aid and additional assistance for general town government. For Carlisle, FY09 Chapter 70 aid is promised at $815,812, which is an increase of $72,045, or 9% above this year’s Chapter 70 aid. ...more

Carlisle School Chinese program featured at conference

Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle and Chinese teacher Chiao Bin Huang spoke about the school’s Chinese Language program at a conference for educators held this month at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus. At the Carlisle School Committee on March 19, Doyle described the event, which was organized by Primary Source, the Chinese Language ...more

Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee, March 19

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MCAS adds history tests

This year’s Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) evaluations will formally include history, which had previously been administered as pilot tests, Carlisle School Librarian Sandy Kelly told the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) at the March 19 meeting. Kelly, who is also the social studies curriculum coordinator, told the CSC that fifth- and ...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

Planning Board agenda for March 31 Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes, bills, budget, reports ...more

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