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Friday, January 9, 2009

State advises smaller Carlisle School building project

During a December 12 meeting with representatives from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), the Carlisle School Building Committee learned the scope of its project may have to be scaled back, reported Carlisle School Committee (CSC) member Bill Fink. A number of issues were discussed during the meeting, Fink explained to the CSC on December 17. ...more

Housing Authority picks Benfield developer

The Housing Authority has chosen the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) as their primary choice to build and manage 26 units of senior affordable rental housing on the Benfield Land on South Street. The other firms that had submitted proposals were Common Ground Development Corporation of Lowell and JNJUHL and Associates LLC. ...more

Reservations voiced on Benfield housing

“Basically I’ve objected to everything the Housing Authority has done since they’ve put the [Request for Proposal] RFP together,.” says Alan Carpenito, an abutter to the Benfield Land, who for several years has voiced concerns about the town’s plans for creating affordable housing on the site. A member of the Board of Selectmen, he has recused himself ...more

A look back at Carlisle in 2008

National events such as the presidential election, continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the deepening economic crisis made Carlisle seem like a quiet place in a storm. Nonetheless, the town experienced its share of changes during 2008, including new roadside pathways, a green light for the new 35-house Hanover Hill subdivision and a final vote permitting ...more

Year starts with dramatic rescue

Tuffie is one lucky horse. A 911 call and fast work from the able-bodied police officers saved him shortly before noon last Sunday. With no snow on the ground that morning, Tuffie was let out. The pond in his yard was iced over and he fell through it and could not get out. Owners Bill and Molly Tee of River Road made a quick 911 call. Molly held his head barely ...more

ConsCom shorts, December 18

309 Nowell Farme Road. The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) held a public hearing on a Notice of Intent to remove trees and to pave a driveway within the 100-foot buffer zone of a Bordering Vegetated Wetland. The owner of the property proposes to remove a number of trees which have been damaged by snow plows, harbor ...more

Selectmen use easement to solve Valentine CR glitch

In their efforts to preserve the bucolic look of Carlisle for years to come, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on December 23 adopted an unusual conservation easement to maximize preservation of the Valentine farm off Acton Street. The Selectmen had previously approved a conservation restriction (CR) on their farmland with the allowance of 17 house lots on about ...more

Selectmen shorts, Dec. 21

Highland. Selectman Alan Carpenito noted that the Highland Building Study Committee’s proposed Phase 1 repairs for $409,000 which will be brought up at the Spring Town Meeting on May 4, would cover essentials such as heating, plumbing and electrical systems, but would not qualify the building for school or town ...more

Shorts from the CSC Dec. 17

New bus contract open for bids. Carlisle School Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman reported on progress toward a new three- to five-year bus contract. Zimmerman said use of Concord’s school bus software has enabled Carlisle School to reduce the number of buses from eight to seven. “The contract is worded that ...more

Update sought for town’s wireless facilities bylaw

At their December 23 meeting, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) endorsed plans to minimize the visual presence of cellphone towers by means of revisions to the town’s bylaws governing wireless communications facilities. ...more

Benfield housing developer choice examined

The Carlisle Housing Authority Selection Committee used criteria established months earlier when it reviewed the three proposals submitted by developers interested in constructing and maintaining senior affordable rental housing on the Benfield Land. ...more

Board of Selectmen

agenda for Jan. 13

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more

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