The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 17, 2008

POWERED BY FLOWERS. A Monarch butterfly pauses on a chrysanthemum. (Photo by Mollie McPhee Ho)

Selectmen keep tabs on finances

Acknowledging the nation’s tough economic situation and anticipating a possible reduction in planned state aid, the Selectmen adopted a prudent approach at the meeting on October 14. Although town finances were not on the agenda per se, the topic kept popping up. Finance Director Larry Barton appeared as part of the Town Administrator’s report to provide ...more

The Presidency’ class prepares for the election

“The Presidency” course at Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) “is a demanding class, half history, half political science, and participation in class is high, said Carlisle junior Georgia Guttadauro. “It’s a great time to take this class since it’s an election year.” ...more

Carlisle School’s Spalding Building – renovate or rebuild?

The Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) has voted to request that a Special Town Meeting be held as early as January to authorize funding for schematic design work for a new school building to replace the 50-year-old Spalding Building and for renovations to other buildings on the campus. (See “Planning continues for Carlisle School Building Project” ...more

School Building Committee interviews HMFH Architects

The School Building Committee (SBC) met on October 9 with the Cambridge firm of HMFH Architects, Inc. to determine their ability to meet the needs of Carlisle’s school building project. Hired in 2006 to write the Carlisle School Facilities Master Plan, the firm is already familiar with the project. The committee appeared to favor the choice of HMFH, pending ...more

Carlisle eyes economic pinch

Town officials meeting on Tuesday discussed two ways the economic downturn will affect municipal affairs: falling home prices will trigger a tax rate hike and town departments are being asked to prepare for possible cuts in state aid. ...more


Tracy Davies teaches one of the most popular and timely classes at CCHS – ”The Presidency.” (Photo by Ginny Lamere)


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