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Friday, February 27, 2009

OH SO CLOSE. The robot of Catherine Gladstone (center, left) and Lilliana Mottershead nearly succeeds in driving toward a house and dropping off a solar panel. Watching are (left to right) Cindy Mottershead, who helps mentor the Carlisle School Lego Robotics Club, her son Bryce, Ethan Klickstein (kneeling) and Vanthy Rober (standing.) (Photo by Ellen Huber)

School Building Committee seeks $450,000 TM Warrant

On February 12, the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) voted unanimously to recommend the Selectmen draft a Town Meeting Warrant Article for a debt exclusion of $450,000 for the next phase of the Carlisle School renovation project. These funds will be used for schematic design and associated costs of the replacement of the Spalding Building and renovations. ...more

Town Caucus to convene Monday

Considering a run for town office? Candidates for elected positions in town government will be nominated during the annual Town Caucus on Monday, March 2, in the Clark Room at Town Hall. See table at right for a list of openings. ...more

Do students gain from a gap year?

Robert Gilpin of Time Out Associates gave a presentation at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School on February 10 about why and where students should consider taking a year off between high school and college, and why parents may find this both in their own and their children’s interest. Gilpin said, “More investigation … in the choices available on ...more

Chief Sullivan proposes new marijuana fine

Since the Massachusetts law decriminalizing possession of an ounce of marijuana passed last November, police chiefs across the state have struggled with the issue of enforcement. While possession is still illegal and punishable by a $100 fine, police can no longer arrest offenders for this infraction alone. And pedestrians not carrying identification, or choosing ...more

Former Peace Corps volunteers return to Malaysia

Alyn and Nancy Rovin in formal Malay dress in 1964. (Courtesy Photo)

From 1964 to 1966 we served as Peace Corps volunteers in Malaysia, primarily working as teachers. We recently left our home on Tophet Road to spend almost three months in that country, living and traveling with friends and former students. It was not our first trip back, but 14 years had passed since our last visit. ...more

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