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Friday, July 3, 2009

Carlisle dedicates new Veterans Honor Roll

On Sunday afternoon more than 300 people gathered to honor the Carlisleans who have served in the military and to dedicate the town’s new Veterans Honor Roll Memorial. Selectmen Chair Doug Stevenson led the ceremonies which opened with the USS Constitution Color Guard, U.S. Navy, presenting colors as a huge American flag waved above the Memorial from the ...more

Carlisle teachers contract expires, negotiations continue

As of June 30, the Carlisle School teachers are without a contract. Contracts are negotiated between the teachers union, the Carlisle Teachers Association (CTA), and the Carlisle School Committee (CSC), and typically cover a three-year time period. The CSC has held numerous executive session meetings for contract negotiations since last fall but no agreement ...more

High School to study renovation needs, options

The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) voted on June 25 to reactivate the Facilities Master Plan Committee for the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) in order to create a Conceptual Master Plan of facility needs by the end of the year. ...more

Town Center cistern planned for fall

Fire Chief Flannery reported on installation of a cistern at the fire station at the June 23 Board of Selectmen meeting. A 40,000 gallon cistern is planned that will serve the Town Center and provide improved fire safety. ...more

Selectmen make committee appointments

Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie is retiring after nine years, and on June 23 the Board of Selectmen (BOS) took considerable time to discuss applicants for the Town Administrator Search Committee, to be composed of two members of the BOS, one member of the Personnel Board, one Town Hall employee and one at-large member of the public. Personnel Board member ...more

Board of Selectmen consider pathways, school cost saving proposals

Hanover Hill pathway. Developer Rob West appeared before the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on June 23 seeking approval for a change to the pathway planned for the Hanover Hill subdivision where Johnson Road meets Westford Street. The change would allow retention of some old-growth oaks and solve a problem of low visibility ...more

Regional School Committee praises Rigby, balances budget

Superintendent Evaluation. The Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) gave Superintendent Diana Rigby high marks when they discussed her performance evaluation at their June 25 meeting. RSC member Peter Fischelis said Rigby has shown effective leadership, having to make hard choices during an extremely ...more

Gleason Library restoration plans move forward

The Gleason Library renovation project is almost ready to solicit construction bids, according to Gleason Library Trustee Chair Priscilla Stevens. May Town Meeting approved the use of $775,000 in Community Preservation Act funds to repair water damage to the building exterior, including the foundation, brick façade, windows and slate roof. It is expected that ...more

Shorts from the Planning Board, June 22

165 Prospect Street. Under the provisions of the Scenic Roads Bylaw and the Public Shade Tree Act, any cutting or removal of trees within the right-of-way or the tearing down or destruction of stone walls along a Scenic Road requires written consent of the Planning Board. Jeff Adams (Adams Construction) appeared ...more

Old Home Day results

2009 OHD Parade Winners

Judges (Diane Miller, Greg Lee and Lorraine Pasquantonio) ...more

ZBA’s new 40B regulations worry Housing Authority

At its meeting on June 25, the Carlisle Housing Authority shared continued concerns over the tightened 40B regulations recently issued by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Under state law Chapter 40B, builders may bypass most local zoning if a minimum of 25% of the new housing units qualify as affordable for residents of low and moderate income. Instead of ...more

Town energy audit sparks conservation

The first moves toward a Carlisle energy conservation plan have begun, fi red by a state energy audit of eight town buildings. The newly formed Energy Efficiency Task Force, which was appointed by the Carlisle Selectmen, met on June 16 to review the audit reports...more


Board of Health agenda for July 14

7:30 Minutes, bills, reports ...more

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