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Friday, October 16, 2009

Police special officers earn salary increase

Police Chief John Sullivan communicated that he is having trouble filling 300 shifts a year for “special officers” at the current rate allotted of $21 per hour. At the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting on Tuesday, October 13, Sullivan explained that he prefers to employ his own “full-time academy-trained officers” but these officers are receiving “$25 ...more

Benfield senior housing plans presented in community forum

The Housing Authority convened Wednesday, October 7, for a public meeting to update the community on the status of the Benfield low-income housing project on South Street. Housing Authority Chair Alan Lehotsky explained that the meeting would update residents on recent developments, particularly those pertaining to the septic system, and allow for further feedback ...more

Village Court: Carlisle’s first senior housing development

Residents of Carlisle Village Court can take full advantage of the beauty of fall in New England as they look out their apartment windows to watch the leaves turn color in the woods. Located on Church Street, steps from the town center and the Carlisle Public School, Village Court is Carlisle’s first affordable housing project, a cluster of 18 units in three ...more

Gleason Library restoration on track

Repair work on the historic portion of the Gleason Library is on time and within the original budget, according to a review held during an October 8 tour of the construction site led by architects from Lerner | Ladds + Bartels and the Consigli Construction company. Attending were members of the Gleason Library Building Restoration Implementation Committee (BRIC), ...more

New BOS committee to tackle long-term funding issues: CPA program questioned

Chair Timothy Hult urged the creation of a Special Committee for Structural Financial Planning at the Board of Selectmen meeting on October 13. The committee would have two primary goals, according to a memo he distributed: ...more

The preliminary budget proposal for Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) includes a net increase of about 5% for FY11. However, Carlisle’s bill is expected to grow by closer to 17%. If these numbers hold in the final budget, the assessment for Carlisle will rise roughly $876,000, of which $407,000 is due to a short-term bulge in Carlisle enrollments ...more

CCHS learning enhanced with technology

This year the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) is piloting a new program – the Virtual High School that augments the curriculum with an on-line learning environment. Principal Peter Badalament described this and several other computer-based educational tools when he spoke at a parent presentation on October 6. ...more

ZBA seeks new members

At last Thursday’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting, ZBA Chair Ed Rolfe announced that board member Bill Morgan had resigned from the ZBA because of his hectic work travel schedule. Longtime board member Shann Kerner will also be leaving the ZBA because she is planning to move to Boston. With the imminent start of the Benfield 40B special permit application ...more

Wells to be added at Foss Farm

Land Steward Committee member Lynn Knight came before the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) on October 8 to request that additional wells and garden plots be permitted in the Foss Farm community gardens. She said there were five wells currently and people have to pump water and then carry it to their plots. She brought two schemes on possible locations for ...more

Shorts from the Conservation Commission, October 8

98 Wolf Rock Road. Nancy and Edward Hofstetter were approved for the installation of a new sewage disposal system at the October 8 Conservation Commission (ConsCom) meeting. The Hoffstetters had asked for a 2% reduction of the leach field which was not approved. Instead, they removed a garbage disposal from the ...more

CCHS parents hear update on school performance

Concord-Carlisle High School Superintendent Diana Rigby and Principal Peter Badalament touched on MCAS and National Merit awards during a presentation to parents on October 6. ...more

Badalament goes to Washington

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Principal Peter Badalament joined other Massachusetts educators to attend the LEAP Legislative Institute September 13 - 15 in Arlington, Virginia. They visited the offices of Senator John Kerry and six Massachusetts members of the House of Representatives, including Rep. Niki Tsongas of the Fifth District, which ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, Oct. 22

7:30 Minutes, bills, agenda items ...more

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