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Friday, October 31, 2008

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

Sample Ballot

for Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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

Teachers find CCHS a desirable place to work

This week at the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) meeting, Human Resource Administrator Kelly McCausland gave a report showing a 98.4% retention rate and a 100% acceptance rate for teachers offered new jobs at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS). Superintendent Diana Rigby observed that she had received 3,000 applications for 20 ...more

Questions raised about Community Septic Loan Program

Larry Barton, Carlisle’s Treasurer, attended the Board of Health (BOH) meeting on October 28 to present several concerns about the Community Septic Loan program, adopted by Town Meeting last spring (see the board’s press release “Septic Loan Program now available for homeowners,” Mosquito, October 24). ...more

School Building Committee favors rehiring HMFH Architects

The School Building Committee (SBC) voted to request that the Selectmen hire HMFH Architects, Inc. for design work associated with the school expansion project, pending approval by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The SBC spent the majority of their October 23 meeting discussing the pros and cons of the Cambridge architectural firm, which ...more

Shorts from the Board of Health, October 28

Brook Street beavers. Dave Reed of Page Brook Road, along with Corey Lofdahl of Peter Hans Road and Tom Rourk of Craigie Circle, asked the board to direct the DPW to install water mitigation devices as well as cages to prevent dams on Maple Street and Brook Street. Reed has already installed both on his own property ...more

State reviews Carlisle School SPED and other programs: Requires Action Plan

The Carlisle School is implementing a variety of required changes in its special education, civil rights and English Language Learner (ELL) programs which were cited by the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) after a Coordinated Program Review completed in June. ...more

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