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Friday, October 3, 2008

State releases Carlisle School MCAS results

Carlisle’s recently released results from the spring 2008 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) showed mixed results compared with previous years (see Table 1 on page 6). Of 14 tests, nine showed reduced scores in the “Advanced/Proficient” category compared with 2007. However, results compared more favorably against 2006 data. On average, ...more

Wetlands damaged when storm pummels Hanover Hill

The timing could not have been worse. When the storm of September 6 and 7 dropped over four inches of rain on the Hanover Hill subdivision project off Westford Street, a large quantity of silt was washed from the unfinished dirt roadway and drainage structures into the wetlands. “The whole floor of the wetland was covered with silt,” said site contractor ...more

Carlisle Police share detail costs with Selectmen

New regulations from the state Executive Office of Transportation released today will exempt communities from utilizing paid police details on state road projects. According to Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) contact Matthew Feher, towns may now hire “civilian flaggers on state contracts.” In Carlisle, this ruling will have little immediate impact, ...more

Library receives strong response from restoration designers

On September 25, the Gleason Library Building Restoration Committee held the first of two meetings that will be used to narrow the field of possible designers for the Gleason Library restoration project. Twelve applicants had responded to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) (see Mosquito, September 26) by the September 12 due date. The September 25 meeting ...more

Selectman shorts, September 23

Carlisle Teachers Association. The contract with the teachers will be under review this year. Selectman John Williams stepped up to represent the Board of Selectmen (BOS) at the negotiations. ...more

Meet Carlisle School’s new faces

This fall two new teachers and a psychologist joined the staff of the Carlisle Public School. ...more

Planning continues for Carlisle School Building project

The new Carlisle School building project manager, Sean Fennell of Daedalus Projects, Inc. was welcomed at the September 24 meeting of the School Building Committee (SBC). Discussion focused on steps needed to hire a design firm and to secure town funding of schematic design work for the project to replace the Spalding School Building and renovate other buildings ...more

Shorts from the Regional School Committee, Sept. 23

FY10 budget. Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Business Manager John Flaherty gave a preliminary update on the FY10 budget at the September 23 meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC). He cautioned, “FY10 will be just as challenging as last year’s for the region.” While the ...more

New CCHS programs help students, may cut SPED costs

Educators at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) are seeking new ways to reduce the need for out-of-district student placements as part of efforts to reduce special education (SPED) costs. At the September 23 Regional School Committee (RSC) meeting, Concord-Carlisle Regional School Superintendent Diana Rigby described a new effort to help ninth ...more

Conservation Commission shorts, September 25

Geothermal energy. “Replacing fossil fuel one house at a time,” is how system installer Bill Daniels described the project to replace both the oil heat and air conditioning systems at 40 Kibby Place with a single geothermal system. On September 25 the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) considered a Request for ...more

News from surrounding towns

The following news items were extracted from material available online at: ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, Oct. 9

7:30 Minutes, bills, agenda items ...more

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