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Friday, May 9, 2008

Town Meeting approves all Warrant Articles: Override of $251,610 faces final vote at Town Election on Tuesday, May 13

A quiet group of 265 residents attended Annual Town Meeting on May 5 and approved a total operating budget of $22,130,344, including a levy-limit override of $251,610. If the override ballot question is also passed at Town Election on Tuesday, May 13, taxes next year will rise by 3.7%. Presentations were kept brief, and with few exceptions there was little ...more

Candidates for town office take positions on key issues

Last Sunday, nine days before the Town Election on Tuesday, May 13, the annual Candidates Forum gave voters a chance to get to know the candidates better. Candidates made opening and closing statements, and responded to questions from the audience and moderator. The Forum was sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters and held at Town Hall. ...more

Cable channel 10 added to Carlisle’s local access TV

Comcast cable TV subscribers in Carlisle can now add channel 10 to their menu of local viewing offered through Concord-Carlisle TV (CCTV). However, for the TV to automatically detect this new channel, some subscribers will need to run the “auto program” through the “channel set-up” menu option. ...more

Town approves all CPA funding requests

Town Meeting on May 5 made fairly quick work of all seven motions put forth by the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) appropriating $569,500 in Community Preservation Funds to five projects. Each motion required a majority vote and each passed by a wide margin. ...more

Recognizing mandates, Town Meeting passes override

Article 15, providing an additional $251,610 for the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS), was the subject of dismayed discussion at Town Meeting. Several attendees expressed disappointment that special education mandates are raising costs while squeezing regular education. But in the end, voters stepped back from pushing the town toward a showdown with Concord, ...more

Quotes from Town Meeting

Tim Hult, Selectman (marking the resignation this year of Robert Koning as building inspector): “When people walked in [Town Hall] they found a neighbor, a friend and a human being.” ...more

Daryl Greenwood, Lynn Walker retire after many years at the Carlisle School

The Carlisle School will be saying goodbye to two long-time teachers this spring. With a combined teaching experience of over 60 years, 40 of which were in Carlisle, Daryl Greenwood (first grade) and Lynn Walker (second grade) leave with memories of hundreds of children. They both say the hardest part of retiring is saying goodbye to the students and the teaching ...more

Footpath popularity grows in region

Most towns within the area either have footpaths and want to expand them, or seek funds and land clearances to get going on a pathway in their town, according to representatives at the May Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) meeting held in Bolton. Originally bike/footpaths were seen as safer routes for non-automotive traffic, but with ...more

Shorts from the Board of Appeals, May 1

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) convened last Thursday, May 1, and ruled in the following cases: ...more

Historical Commission shorts, April 27

The only public hearing on the agenda concerned the application by Omnipoint Communications, Inc. (a subsidiary of T-Mobile) to place a wireless facility at the First Religious Society (FRS) at 27 School Street. Jennifer Lewis of Prince, Lobel, Glovsky and Tye, attorney for Omnipoint, brought a set of plans detailing the proposed placement of antennas in the ...more

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