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Friday, April 10, 2009

FinCom unanimous in support of Warrant Articles

On March 16 the Finance Committee (FinCom) reviewed the Warrant for Town Meeting May 4, and unanimously voted to support all the Articles that impact the town’s finances. Those Articles include $450,000 for a schematic design for the Carlisle School project, of which Carlisle expects to pay $270,000; $750,000 for Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) ...more

Historical Commission cites value of Highland

The Historical Commission, pleased with the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) support for renovation, passed a motion at their March 31 meeting finding the Highland Building historically significant. ...more

Carlisle School Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman resigns

Carlisle School Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman has submitted her resignation effective April 24. She will be leaving to assume the position of PreK-12 Student Services and Financial Operations Manager for the Lexington Public School District. ...more

Board of Appeals revamping 40B permit process

Planning Board member Michael Epstein and associate member David Freedman appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on April 6 to present a set of five documents defining the proposed 40B Comprehensive Permit Regulations. “These regulations establish procedures for applications to the Carlisle Board of Appeals for comprehensive permit projects,” ...more


The League of Women Voters Forum on the Carlisle School building project will replay on Comcast Channel 8 Saturdays at 8 a.m., Mondays at 10 p.m., Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. through May 11. The final airing date was listed incorrectly in last week’s Mosquito. ...more

Town Meeting to vote on proposed wireless bylaw revisions

Applying experience gained in using the existing wireless bylaw, the Planning Board is proposing several changes that will further its intent, notably: to minimize the impact of cell towers and other personal wireless communication facilities on the character of the community, while facilitating beneficial use of personal wireless services. The changes will ...more

ZBA renews three business permits

570 West Street. Kevin Stacey attended the April 6 meeting of the ZBA to request the renewal of a special permit for the continued operation of a landscaping business at 570 West Street. Hearing no objections from the abutters, Chair Edward Rolfe suggested that the one-year permit be extended to three years. The ...more

Gleason Library project prepares for Town Meeting

The Gleason Library Building Restoration Committee (BRIC) met on Tuesday, April 7, to discuss how best to communicate to voters at Town Meeting on May 4 the need for action before further damage is done to the 114-year-old building, now subject to water leaks, mold and general deterioration. An Article for the restoration of the library, including roofing, ...more

Carlisle comes away with MICCA gold, several times over

The Carlisle Middle School Choir and Concert Band and the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Concert Band all received gold awards for their performances over the three-day Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Festival held last weekend. ...more

Carlisle parents learn to counter cyberbullying

About 20 parents gathered at the Carlisle School on March 26 for a presentation on cyberbullying by Stephanie Fanning of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State College. Fanning said cyberbullying is occurring on cell phones, email, and web pages and is the fastest growing form of bullying. ...more

Abdullahi Scholarship Benefit Concert

In June 2006, METCO student Abdirauf Abdullahi graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) and within a month of graduation, he was killed near his home in the South End of Boston. On Friday evening, April 17, the first annual benefit concert for the Abdirauf Abdullahi Scholarship Fund will be held at the CCHS Auditorium. ...more

College admissions, teen drinking topics at CCHS Principal’s Coffee

“It’s been a year unlike any other year,” commented Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Guidance Department Chair Brad McGrath when he spoke at the Principal’s Coffee on April 6 about how the economy and demographics have affected college admissions this spring. ...more

CCHS provides a range of programs for Special Education students

Jessica Murphy, Director of Special Education for Concord and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Districts, presented an overview of Special Education services at the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) meeting on March 24. Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) students who are identified as needing Special Education services and are attending ...more

News from surrounding towns

The following items were compiled from online news sites: ...more

Agendas for upcoming town board meetings Board of Selectmen agenda for April 14

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Flag Donation – Scouts ...more

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