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Friday, October 24, 2008

Spalding School Building closed on Tuesday while boiler fixed

Kindergarten and first graders at the Carlisle School had an unscheduled vacation day on Tuesday due to a broken boiler in the Spalding Building. However, through good planning and good luck, the boiler was repaired in one day. ...more

Three firms in contest to build Benfield housing

The October 16 Housing Authority meeting proceeded directly to business with the announcement that three firms had successfully responded to the authority’s Request for Proposals (RFP) to build affordable housing on the Benfield Land on South Street. The Housing Authority seeks to construct 26 units of senior affordable rental housing (see “Carlisle Housing ...more

Cranberries scarce in Carlisle this fall

People who frequently walk the cranberry bog may have noticed something missing this year. September and October usually bring the bright red color of ripening cranberries on the low-lying bog plants. This year, however, even a novice can see that the berry crop is unusually small. Cranberry farmer Mark Duffy estimates that this year’s crop will be only about ...more

Cranberry Bog conservation land is rich in history, wildlife and trails

One of the most pleasant ways to spend a beautiful fall day is to take a stroll around the only working cranberry bog in Middlesex County – right on Curve Street. The 310-acre Cranberry Bog conservation parcel straddles the boundary between Carlisle and Chelmsford in the northwest section of town. The 151-acre Carlisle portion of the land, which includes ...more

Library Building Committee selects firms to interview

On October 16, the Library Building Restoration Committee met to discuss the results of reference checks done on firms that have applied to do design work for the Gleason Library restoration project. At its October 2 meeting the committee had reviewed responses and narrowed the field from 12 firms to six. Committee member Sally Swift, Carlisle Administrative ...more

House Ways and Means Chair affirms local aid safe, for now

On Thursday October 16, the same day Governor Patrick announced $1 billion in cuts to the state budget, House Ways and Means Chair Robert DeLeo and Fourteenth Middlesex District Representative Cory Atkins met with officials from district towns at the Concord Town House to answer questions, take input, and calm the waters. Over the course of two hours, town ...more

Selectmen shorts, October 14

School building project. On October 14 Lee Storrs, chair of the School Building Committee, updated the Selectmen on the possibility of having a Special Town Meeting in January to consider expenditure of an estimated $300,000 to cover the schematic design for the school building project. The committee must still ...more

News from surrounding towns

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

Board of Health sets annual goals

The Board of Health has developed the following informal list of annual goals for 2008: ...more

More Carlisle students may face bus fee

The Carlisle School is considering charging bus fees for students living within two miles of the school. Faced with rising costs in the coming three years the school is also considering cutting the number of buses by having three elementary students per bus seat. Approximately 16 parents attended two informational meetings held on October 21 to brainstorm school ...more

CCHS principal speaks out for reform

Peter Badalament, Principal of the Concord Carlisle High School, is a strong advocate for changes to the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, which is up for reauthorization next year. In September he attended a conference in Washington, D.C., “The Leadership for Effective Advocacy and Policy Institute,” sponsored by the Association for Supervision ...more

Carlisle School looks ahead at finances

At the October 15 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting Carlisle School Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman reported that next year’s school budget will see a 6.9% increase. ...more

Carlisle School Committee shorts, Oct. 15

School Building project. Bill Fink, CSC liaison to the School Building Committee (SBC), reported on a recent meeting with HMFH Architects, Inc. (see “School Building Committee interviews HMFH Architects” Friday Oct. 17, 2008) and said the building committee would like to make a presentation to the CSC. He also ...more

Agendas for upcoming town committees and board meetings: Board of Selectmen

agenda for Oct. 28

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more

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