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Friday, June 19, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES. Caps fly in the air at the close of graduation ceremonies for the CCHS Class of 2009 held on Saturday, June 13. (Photo courtesy of Chad Koski)

Never say “never” – except at graduation

It seems to me that the word “never” is overused in our society. “I’ll never talk to you again!” we say. “I’ve never told a lie.” “I never gossip.” Never acts like a substitute for almost, when it is supposed to mean that “something has or will not occur in the past, present, or future.” It is a weighty word easily misused. ...more

CSC hears superintendency union offers limited savings: Alternatives proposed

When Carlisle School Committee (CSC) consultants presented their findings on June 10 regarding the financial implications of a proposed superintendency union between the Carlisle and Concord School Districts, they concluded that Carlisle might save on the order of $200,000 - $250,000, significantly less than the $800,000 originally estimated. Considering the ...more

Selectmen support Benfield housing in letter to DHCD

On June 9 the Board of Selectmen (BOS) heard good news from the Housing Authority after state officials toured the site of the soon-to-be Benfield senior housing project. They also signed a letter to the state noting their support. In each case they heard from board chairs that they should do a better job of involving town boards in the process. ...more

 

BOS to call fall Special Town Meeting

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) agreed on June 9 that an early October Special Town Meeting will be required to handle changes in the amount and timing of state aid disbursements. The town received a $1.4 million grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) in May under a special program that allows towns to pay down old school building debt. ...more

How is Carlisle riding out the recession?

A walk around town would reveal few signs of distress. Ferns remains busy, tax bills are being paid at Town Hall, and new homes are under construction. But look behind this facade and problems are evident. Unemployment is up and many of those with jobs are seeing lower income. Real estate sales are down, as are home values. More people applied for fuel assistance ...more

 

Mosquito summer schedule: Weekly through June,
July 3, 17, 31; August 14, 28; and September 11.
We will resume weekly publication with the
September 11 issue

 


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