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Friday, October 17, 2008

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

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

Shorts from the ConsCom, Oct. 9

Road Repaving. The Department of Public Works (DPW) on October 9 requested Conservation Commission (ConsCom) approval for repaving West, Stearns and Prospect Streets and portions of North, Rutland, River and Bedford Roads. The DPW also filed a request to install catch basins in several locations and to address a ...more

Board of Health shorts, Oct. 2

Flu clinic. A flu clinic will be held November 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. It is free for seniors and $25 for town employees. ...more

News from surrounding towns

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

New septic regulations allow easier living space expansion

At the Board of Health meeting October 2, a home at 883 East Street received approval to expand living space under new town regulations reducing the septic capacity required for additional bedrooms. The application to allow finishing of a master bedroom and den was approved by the four members in attendance, Chair Jeff Brem, Chris Deignan, Michael Holland and ...more

Deer hunting season opens this week

The deer hunting season opened this past Tuesday, with the following schedule for this year: ...more

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