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Friday, October 31, 2008

Election Results!

CINDERELLA’S CARRIAGE. Third-grader Kate McNally shows her carved and decorated entry in the Gleason Library’s Great Pumpkin Spectacular held at the library this Tuesday. (Photo by Beth Clarke)

Carlisle receives $250,303 in CPA matching funds

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) on October 15 gave Carlisle a grant of $250,303 in a 67.6% match of the $370,160 collected by the local real estate tax surcharge authorized under the Community Preservation Act (CPA). This was the first year since disbursements began in 2002 that the state was unable to provide a 100% match of local CPA revenues. ...more

Town to vote on school design funds in January

A Special Town Meeting has been set for Monday, January 12, to consider funding for the schematic design phase of the Carlisle School building project, expected to cost around $500,000. The Board of Selectmen voted on Tuesday, October 28, to support the work of the School Building Committee, and endorsed their selection of HMFH Architects to provide the design. ...more

Planning Board sees request for new antenna inside Bedford Road monopole

Attorney Brian Grossman, an associate at Prince, Lobel, Glovsky and Tye, submitted the special permit application for a “stealth” wireless communication facility by Metro PCS at the October 27 Planning Board meeting. The proposed new antenna system will be located inside the previously permitted 189-foot monopole, owned by Bay Communications, LLC at 871 ...more

No spooky tombstones in Central Burying Ground

On a brilliant autumn afternoon, four days before Halloween, the Central Burying Ground looked and felt positively serene. Granted, the sun was out, the sky was cobalt blue, and this visitation was not made in the dark of night. Traditionally, cemeteries are the playground of ghosts and goblins on Halloween, but Carlisle’s old burying ground couldn’t be ...more

Many seniors rely on COA services

“Old age is not for sissies,” Bette Davis is reported to have said. That’s particularly true in Carlisle where limited town services, lack of public transportation, and distant neighbors can make it a challenge to stay put as you age. With more Carlisle residents entering their senior years, and in some cases, bringing elderly parents to town, the support ...more



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