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Friday, September 12, 2008

State aid rises for Concord-Carlisle High School in FY09

It was announced at the Concord- Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) meeting on August 28 that the regional school district would receive an extra $216,000 in state aid for FY09 over what was received in FY08. Chapter 70 funding was increased by roughly $127,000 and Regular Transportation was increased by roughly $94,000. Other accounts were adjusted negatively ...more

Controversy clouds Historical Commission meeting: Center pathway, Ferns design questioned

Hearings before the Historical Commission are generally uneventful, collegial and predictable. Not so the meeting of August 26, when one of the commissioners abruptly resigned and walked out and Ferns’ expansion plans nearly derailed. ...more

Carlisle Housing Authority meets with developers for senior housing

With the October submission deadline for proposals quickly approaching, the Carlisle Housing Authority hosted a morning meeting last week for 15 developers interested in designing, building and managing 26 units of affordable senior housing on the Benfield Land on South Street. Chair Alan Lehotsky began with a short presentation outlining the history and current ...more

BOS approve pathways extensions, rustic surface delayed until spring

With $110,000 left in funds allocated for pathways, Deb Belanger of the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee appeared before the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on September 9 to discuss priorities for adding to the list of pathways already planned. After reviewing a list of fourteen possible additions and improvements, the BOS picked out ten areas totaling an estimated ...more

Stars spotted at Great Brook Farm State Park

Thursday night, the weather cooperated and, as the sun set, over a dozen amateur astronomers brought telescopes to Great Brook Farm State Park to host a public star party (see photo, page 1.) At the event many children and adults learned about telescopes and viewed the moon, Jupiter and star clusters. ...more

Planning Board reviews Ferns addition

Unlike the Historical Commission, which has questioned the design of the proposed addition to Ferns Country Store (see “Controversy clouds Historical Commission meeting,” page 1), the Planning Board response was generally favorable as they reviewed the plan on Monday, September 8. As part of the Board of Selectmen’s site plan review process, they have ...more

ConsCom, BOS okay Valentine CR

“This is a wonderful gift to the town,” said Conservation Commission (ConsCom) member Jenifer Bush during the August 28 presentation on the 121-acre conservation restriction (CR) being planned by Betty and Jack Valentine for their property off Acton and West Streets. (See “Valentine family to preserve 131 acres and rural vistas,” Mosquito, August 1.) ...more

Planning Board shorts, Sept. 8

Church Street wireless facility approved. Brian Grossman represented Omnipoint, Corp. in a continued hearing on an application for a special permit and site plan approval to install a cell phone antenna facility at the First Religious Society at 27 Church Street. According to the plan, the equipment is to be largely ...more

Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee, September 3

New school year. Opening day at Carlisle School went smoothly, Elementary Principal Patrice Hurley told the Carlisle School Committee. The current enrollment is 728 students, down 49 from last year (see table.) ...more

High School studies steps for state building aid request

Shortly before Brenda Finn retired as superintendent of the Concord and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Districts, she attended a Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)workshop, and she shared what she had learned with the Regional School Committee (RSC) at their meeting on August 28. ...more

Conservation Commission shorts, August 28

Cub Scout rocket launch. As part of a Cub Scout application for permission to hold a rocket launching event at Foss Farm, Steve Golson gave the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) an explanation of model rocketry. The ConsCom granted a permit for the event to be held on September 27 from noon to 4 p.m. A similar event ...more

State primary candidates

On Tuesday, September 16, polls will be open at the Town Hall between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. for state primary elections. The following candidates are running: ...more

Recreation Commission agenda for Sept. 14

Town Hall, 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to commission candidates ...more


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