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Friday, June 20, 2008

Library restoration committee seeks specialist to assess damage

With the approval of Article 21 at May Town Meeting, $40,000 in Community Preservation Act funds were allocated to the Gleason Public Library to assess the cause of water damage in the older section of the building and to specify a plan to repair the damage to the historic structure. The Building Restoration Committee met on June 12 to finalize the wording ...more

Conservation land stewards examine Foss Farm

The Carlisle Land Stewardship Committee (LSC) delivered the fifth of its comprehensive Baseline Assessments of the town’s major conservation parcels at the June 12 Conservation Commission (ConsCom) meeting. In the document’s 56 pages, municipal officials, outdoor enthusiasts and interested taxpayers can find an overview of the history, geologic features, ...more

Community and Adult Education reports successful year

The Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education (CCACE) gave its annual presentation to the Regional School Committee (RSC) on June 10. John Saltonstall of Carlisle is the current chair of the CCACE Advisory Committee and he will be retiring after six years of service. The CCACE offers a wide range of courses for all ages in foreign languages, culinary arts, ...more

Great Brook Farm State Park adds bridge at canoe launch

Hikers who use the Beaver Loop and Pine Point Loop trails at Great Brook Farm State Park have doubtlessly noticed the new bridge which spans the brook near the North Road canoe launch. The new structure was built to replace a smaller footbridge. “The old bridge was too low,” Park Supervisor Steve Carlin noted. “It was taken out by flood waters. The new ...more

Interim Principal Jim Halliday says goodbye to the Carlisle School

Jim Halliday is wrapping up his year as interim middle school principal at the Carlisle School. Newly hired Joyce Mehaffey will take over in July. The Mosquito recently asked Halliday to reflect on his year in Carlisle. ...more

From fun reading to serious research, the Carlisle School Library has it all

During the school year, poke your head into the library between 7:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. and you will see classes and individual students spread out in various corners of the Carlisle School Library, diving into books or using computers. The library is a very busy and versatile place, used as a research facility, a meeting place for staff, and as a classroom. ...more

Shorts from the Board of Selectmen June 10 meeting

Delinquent taxes may impact overall town budget. Carlisle town officials must do the same balancing act of income and expenses that many residents face. With $134,000 in tax bills from 51 accounts still outstanding, the town budget faces a strain going into July. With the $105,000 abatement due to the South Street ...more

Board of Health shorts, June 10

• Officers. On June 10 the Board of Health (BOH) voted on positions for the coming fiscal year. They voted to keep Jeffrey Brem chairman and elect board member Chris Deignan vice-chair and Bill Risso clerk/treasurer. ...more

ZBA renews permits for post office, DeBenedictis daycare

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) unanimously approved the 10-year special permit for the continued operation of the Carlisle Post Office at 70 Bedford Road, originally issued to Bob Koning and D-Kon Realty Trust in August 1998. A condition of the original special permit was modified to accommodate the request of Koning, who appeared before the board along ...more

Beaver tale enlivens ConsCom hearings

Carlisle’s busiest home builders have caused a new disturbance, this time bringing a Conservation Commission (ConsCom) Enforcement Order to a Russell Street homeowner. The story began when ConsCom Administrator Sylvia Willard picked up a telephone message from a neighborhood resident who reported hearing the sound of heavy tree-cutting coming from the nearby ...more

School Council presents School Improvement Plan

The School Council presented its yearly update on the School Improvement Plan to the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on June 4. Features of the plan include new attention to gifted students, after-school programs and cultural awareness activities. ...more

News from surrounding towns

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