The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 21, 2008

Selectmen find new revenue ideas from old report

As Carlisle prepares for a second year of no-growth budgets, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) is welcoming any opportunity to increase revenues and avoid some anticipated cuts in personnel. On November 13 the Selectmen took another look at a document generated in 2003 by the Revenue Enhancement Committee, which consisted of Larry Bearfield, Bret Bero, Frank Golis, ...more

Carlisle School building project cost estimates rise

The Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) was surprised on November 13 when Project Manager Sean Fennell gave a preliminary estimate of $28 million for the proposed school renovation project, roughly $8 million higher than expected. The committee is working with Fennell to check the numbers and firm up costs. Uncertainties in the project scope and state ...more

“Responding to Climate Change”

“Climate change is truly becoming the foremost issue, second only to the economy. None of us can be complacent,” observed State Senator Pamela Resor at a Panel on Climate Change held in Concord on November 12. Sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters, the event featured four panelists: Resor, who co-chaired the Committee on Global Warming/Climate ...more

School building project public forums

The School Building Committee (SBC) invites all residents to attend one of the upcoming public forums the committee has scheduled regarding the proposed school building project. The forums are scheduled for Wednesday, December 3 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, December 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Both forums will be held in the Clark Room at Town Hall. ...more

RSC hones CCHS budget for next year

The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) compared the Preliminary Needs budget with the leaner 4%-growth recommended by the Concord Finance Committee (see “CCHS looks at 4 to 6% budget growth next year,” Mosquito, November 14.) They also discussed a list of new initiatives they would consider if additional funds were available. ...more

CCHS to requeue for state building aid

Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations John Flaherty told the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on November 13 that the Statement of Interest (SOI) for a possible high school renovation needs to be refreshed and sent again to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The data will be generally the same, highlighting: the aging ...more

Concepts for new veterans memorial unveiled

On Thursday, November 6, the Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee offered a public viewing of three different preliminary designs for a memorial to replace the Honor Roll on the Town Common (see full story in last week’s Mosquito, November 14). Designers from Levi and Wong detailed their research on the history, topography, and uses of the Town Common, and ...more

CEF goes “Around the World” to raise funds for Carlisle School

The annual Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) auction, this year called “Around the World in Eighty Days,” was a fruitful evening for the Carlisle Public Schools, grossing over $75,000, according to auction organizer Peg Gladstone. Approximately 175 guests filled The International, a private club in Bolton, where they bid on silent and live auction items ...more

RSC responds to new regs for handling 403b annuities

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued several changes to the regulations for the administration of 403b tax sheltered annuity plans offered to Concord-Carlisle Regional School District employees. Until now, employees picked an investment vendor, filled out a salary reduction form and the school district set up the payroll deductions and sent the funds ...more

Kindergartners learn about “Quirkles”

“Quirkles” is a new approach to kindergarten instruction that combines letter awareness with science instruction.At the November 5 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting, kindergarten teachers Mimi Chandler, Barney Arnold and Suzanne Comeau reported on a pilot program funded by the Carlisle School Association (CSA). With the Quirkles program, each letter ...more

Board of Selectmen

agenda for Nov. 25

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more


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