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Friday, November 7, 2008

It’s official – Carlisle passes Question 4 and sheds “dry” status

Carlisle voters turned out in large numbers to cast their ballots on November 4 in an unusual election with far-reaching local, state and national ramifications. A total of 3,231 of the town’s 3,740 registered voters participated. ...more

Police Chief urges “call anytime” to deter crime

Chief John Sullivan of the Carlisle Police visited the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on October 28 for a routine report on operations. He noted an increase in both housebreaks and white collar crime. He also made the case for continuing with police details on many road projects instead of hiring civilian flaggers. ...more

Assessors to adjust property valuations

Although it is not a revaluation year, the recent drop in real estate prices has prompted the Board of Assessors to undertake an interim evaluation of Carlisle home values. Most assessments will be reduced; however, board chair Jim Marchant hastens to note that this will not mean a reduction in taxes. Instead, the tax rate will rise to maintain revenue at a ...more

Carlisle Post Office redraws routes

Carlisle’s Postmaster Gregory Lee has announced that starting November 8, the post office will switch from six delivery routes to five. The remaining routes will be reconfigured, which will lead to changes in delivery times for many homes. Lee says, “This move will involve our carriers learning new deliveries. This will also involve our clerks learning ...more

Board of Selectmen shorts, Oct. 28

Revenue decline. Chair Doug Stevenson reported at the October 25 Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting that local receipts for the current year FY09 are not tracking as expected, and Finance Director Larry Barton is warning of a $50,000 shortfall. ...more

Historical Commission shorts, Oct. 28

Town Hall roof. Madonna McKenzie requested and was granted a one-year extension of the Certificate of Appropriateness for repairs on the roof balustrade at Town Hall. The delay in the repair work was due to late bids by contractors. Work is now expected to be completed in April 2009. ...more

Library Building Committee evaluates designers for restoration

The Library Building Restoration Committee has narrowed the field of possible designers for the Gleason Library restoration project to three firms, CBI Consulting, Inc.; McGinley, Kalsow and Associates; and Lerner, Ladds, Bartels, Inc. ...more

CCHS students score well on 2008 MCAS

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Principal Peter Badalament presented the results from last spring’s MCAS testing to the Regional School Committee (RSC) on October 28. He said that CCHS students had done well and had even improved over the previous year’s results. ...more

Shorts from the Regional School Committee, October 28

Writing Recognitions. Last week at the meeting of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC), Concord-Carlisle High School Principal Peter Badalament announced that two students were awarded certificates for superior writing from the National Council of English Teachers. Miranda ...more

Badalament fields CCHS parent questions, sees budget challenges

CCHS Principal Peter Badalament’s November 3 Parent Coffee gave him the opportunity to extol the success of a recent student-run assembly on diversity at which several students spoke of their difficulties fitting in at CCHS. In addition, a discussion was held on school dances and what limits should be set on behavior. Badalament also relayed some information ...more

CCHS sports teams enter post-season

For many of the CCHS fall sports teams, the season continues with fall tournaments. Girls volleyball is heading into the semi-final round as of this printing. Both girls and boys soccer have first-round tournament games tomorrow afternoon, November 8. Boys play at 1 p.m. in Bedford, girls play at 1:30 pm. in Reading. ...more

RSC hears update on Community Education

“It was a very, very successful year,” Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education Director Court Booth reported at his annual presentation to the Regional School Committee (RSC) on October 28. Booth said that during the previous year over 200 part-time teachers taught 280 courses to approximately 3,600 people. He stressed how diverse the course offerings ...more

Underage drinking at Halloween party

On Halloween night Carlisle police investigated a house party on Fiske Street where there appears to have been underage drinking with no adult present. Lt. Crowe said Carlisle police had responded at the scene and were still investigating the situation. Police are currently interviewing parents of the juveniles involved. More information will be available when ...more

Carlisle building permit log

October 7 ...more

Board of Selectmen

agenda for Nov. 10

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more

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