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Friday, April 18, 2008


New state 40B regulations will impact Carlisle

On February 22, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) issued new regulations updating Chapter 40B. There are now many more constraints on the town’s application review process and control of a project. However, the regulations also ease the requirements for certification of progress toward the goal that 10% of the town’s housing qualify ...more

CPC gives nod to $425,000 for Benfield infrastructure

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) agreed on April 7 to recommend that Town Meeting allocate $425,000 in Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds for infrastructure needed to create affordable senior housing on the Benfield Land on South Street. The amount will be used to help cover a developer’s costs to build the roadway, septic system and water supply. ...more

Police detain teens at Bog drinking party

Sgt. Kevin Cardonne put a damper on the evening’s plans for ten teenagers when he curtailed what appeared to be a drinking party at the Cranberry Bog last Friday night. The group included two girls and eight boys who ranged from just under 16 to over 19 years of age; one was from Carlisle and the remaining nine were from Concord, Wayland and Lincoln. They ...more

At CCHS, a busy library looks ahead by Cynthia Sorn

Daily visits to the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) library have grown to over 500 students a day, Librarian Robin Cicchetti told the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on March 25. “That’s kids with books open, on tables, using the computers,” she said. For comparison, the total number of students at CCHS is about 1260. ...more

ConsCom hears revisions for planned Fiske Street house

On April 10 the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) held the third segment of the public hearing on Ann and John Ballantine’s proposal to construct a second single-family house on their ten-acre parcel at 268 Fiske Street. Discussion of the project has centered on the Commission’s concerns about the proximity of the proposed house and driveway to bordering ...more

Occupancy permits withheld for Hobblebush development

Planning Board Chair Michael Epstein reported on April 14 that the certificate of occupancy for two homes in the Hobblebush development off West Street are being withheld and escrow money will not be released due to deficiencies in road construction. The road appears to have been built to a plan dated July 2004 and not to the Planning Board–approved plan ...more

Conservation Commission shorts, April 10

Beaver dams. In the first of three cases involving septic systems, Florence and David Reed came before the Conservation Commission (ConsCom)seeking an Emergency Certification to protect their newly completed replacement system at 90 Page Brook Road from rising water caused by beaver dams in Pages Brook. The Reeds ...more

Highland Study Committee gathers ideas

The Highland Building Study Committee’s eventual report will represent “a consensus on what we think will be acceptable to all parties,” said Selectman and committee member Alan Carpenito at the study group’s April 9 meeting. He stressed, “We need to get everybody on board.” ...more


The Mosquito regrets two errors in last week’s article, “LCC Planning Day reaffirms Carlisle’s values, seeks community gathering place.” First, the article incorrectly stated that the Council on Aging (COA) offered financial support for the April 5 town planning event hosted by the group, A Liveable Carlisle Community. Support was offered (but ultimately ...more

METCO initiatives augment curriculum at CCHS

Twenty-five Concord, Carlisle and Boston students went to the State House on Beacon Hill on March 11 to speak with Massachusetts lawmakers about education funding. METCO Interim Director Kim Bovell described the event to the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on April 8, and said, “It was a day to knock on doors and tell legislators the importance ...more

Shorts from the Regional School Committee, April 8

Kudos for the bands. CCHS Principal Peter Badalament said, “I am extremely proud of the Repertory and Concert Bands. They put on a fabulous show at Symphony Hall.” He praised Band Director Al Dentino, English teacher David Nuremburg and retired guidance counselor Tom Curtain, who had worked hard to put together ...more

Board of Selectmen shorts, April 8

• Town Meeting. The Selectmen voted to electronically link up a second room at the Town Meeting to accommodate babysitting services for parents with small children and to accommodate possible overflow attendance. The room will be staffed with a second moderator to relay questions and comments to the primary session. Based on last year’s event, the group ...more

See Carlisle candidates on CCTV

The League of Women Voters (LWV), through the Candidates Forums and other communications, has long been a source of information on local elections. This year, with three contested Carlisle elections for Selectman, Carlisle School Committee, and Library Trustee, the League is for the first time adding Concord Carlisle Community TV (CCTV) to its communications ...more

CSC hears update on school technology

At the April 2 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting, Superintendent Marie Doyle presented a three-page Technology Report with recommendations of the school’s Technology Committee and an up-to-date computer and equipment inventory. The school currently has four mobile laptop carts. The plan for computers includes purchasing enough mobile laptop carts for ...more

Agendas for upcoming town committee

and board meetings Board of Health agenda for April 22

7:30 Minutes, bills ...more

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