The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 18, 2009

Four firms vie to design CCHS Master Plan

Thirteen firms have bid on the contract to create a new master plan to upgrade the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) facility. On September 9, the CCHS Master Plan Committee discussed the strengths of the proposals and chose the four firms they will interview: Design Partners, Office of Michael Rosenfeld, Inc. (OMR), Perry Dean Rogers and S/L/A/M ...more

BOH ponders flu clinics for H1N1

On September 15 the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) decided to base their decision about town- or school-based vaccination of children against the H1N1 influenza virus (“swine flu”) on what the town of Concord does. Essentially, “we should do a coordinated effort with Concord . . . if they choose to do clinics, we should” as well, BOH chair Jeffrey Brem ...more

Benfield project faces stiff timetable

Will the Benfield Farm affordable housing developers obtain a comprehensive permit by February, in time to qualify for the next round of financing offered by the state? The developers, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), distributed a schedule to meet that goal when they met with members of town land-use boards at the Town Hall Advisory Group (THAG) ...more

Police hand out 75 bike helmets

What do you do when you get a big box with 75 bike helmets in it? Carlisle police officer Paul Smith was assigned to the problem when the box with the helmets arrived at the Carlisle Police Station long after anyone remembered applying for the grant that made them materialize. Smith got on the phone to Ferns proprietor Larry Bearfield, who advertised the helmets ...more

Town task force organizes Housing Production Plan update

The process needed to update Carlisle’s Housing Production Plan was discussed during the joint Housing Authority and Housing Trust meeting on September 10. The plan is required by the state to outline specific ways the town can achieve the state-mandate of 10% affordable housing. The current plan expires in October, 2010. ...more

Board of Selectmen shorts

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen issued the following decisions during meetings on August 25 and September 8: ...more

Planning Board Shorts, September 14

Planning Board seeks associate members. The Planning Board and Board of Selectmen can appoint for three-year terms two associate members to the Planning Board. The prior associates, Tom Lane and David Freedman, are now formal members of the board. Chair Freedman said, “We encourage interested town citizens to ...more

ConsCom shorts, September 10

Foss Farm activities. At its September 10 meeting, the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) approved two Land Use Permits for the Foss Farm Conservation Land. Cub Scout Pack #135’s model rocket launching event will take place on Saturday, November 7. The Old North Bridge Pony Club will hold its fall lesson series ...more

Carlisle teases out Affordable Accessory Apartment program

Officials are still working the wrinkles out of the paperwork for the proposed Affordable Accessory Apartment (AAA) program first authorized by Town Meeting in 2006. Once in operation, the program will encourage property owners to reserve accessory apartments for low- and moderate-income tenants, and thereby allow the housing to count towards Carlisle’s affordable ...more

Understanding the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law

[Ed note: The following article is based on one printed in the Mosquito on September 14, 2007.] ...more

Carlisle Fire Department warns “Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned.”

Once a child touches a hot stove, as the cliché goes, he learns his lesson – stay away from a hot stove. This cliché does not take into account the pain and suffering from burns, and burns should not be part of the learning process. ...more

Board of Selectmen

agenda for Sept. 22

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more

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