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Friday, October 23, 2009

Carlisle receives $114,381 in CPA matching funds

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has given Carlisle $114,381 in a 34.8% match of funds raised last year by the town through the 2% real estate tax surcharge authorized under the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Since 2002, the town has received a total of $1,931,419 in CPA matching grants from the state. ...more

Resident’s 911 call helps police get their man

An alert resident noticed a dark green Jeep driving up and down driveways on Laurelwood Drive Monday, October 19 in the morning and immediately called the police to give them the car’s plate numbers. Lt. Crowe was in the police cruiser on East Street at the time and saw a jeep-like vehicle make a quick right on to East Meadow Lane. He stopped the car, checked ...more

League’s Trash Talk advocates producer responsibility policies

Producers of products need to be held accountable for disposal costs. That was the strong message from keynote speaker Lynne Pledger at a forum entitled “Let’s Talk Trash,” presented by the Concord-Carlisle League of Women Voters on October 14. ...more

Selectmen renew Ferns liquor license: State approvals still needed

On October 13, Larry Bearfield received unanimous approval from the Board of Selectmen for issuance of a liquor license to the Ferns Country Store, but do not expect to be able to pick up a bottle of Cabernet there in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Bearfield reminded the board that there are still two hurdles with the Commonwealth that need to be crossed. First, ...more

Fire totals car on Hanover Road

A resident who saw smoke rising from the Hanover Hill development last Saturday called in the information to the Carlisle Police Department. Police and firemen arrived at the scene at 2:19 p.m. to find a vehicle fully involved in flames. The fire was under control by 2:31 p.m., but the vehicle was a total loss, much of it melted, due to the fire. ...more

Protected land disturbed near Captain Wilson Lane, rock removed

Trails Committee chair Kevin Smith contacted police on October 18 to issue a formal complaint about the unauthorized excavation of schist rock from town land. This town land abuts a property in the Greystone conservation cluster under development at 105 Captain Wilson Lane. ...more

Carlisle School Building Committee meets with state aid officials

Members of the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) have met twice recently with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to iron out details of the plan to replace the Spalding Building and renovate other parts of the campus. The MSBA held a long meeting with the SBC downtown and in addition came to visit the school last week, prior to the SBC ...more

Selectmen shorts, October 13

Special Election to replace Senator Kennedy. On October 13 the Board of Selectmen (BOS) unanimously supported holding a primary election on Tuesday, December 8 and a final election on Tuesday, January 19 to fill the state’s vacant senate seat. ...more

Susan Pray appointed Acting School Business Manager

At the October 21 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting Superintendent Marie Doyle asked the committee to appoint Carlisle School Business Assistant Susan Pray as the Acting Business Manager. The position has been vacant since former Business Manager Heidi Zimmerman took a new position in the spring. ...more

Shorts from the Carlisle School Committee, Oct. 14

Staff shares student information. Director of Student Services Karen Slack, reporting for the school administrators at the October 14 meeting of the Carlisle School Committee (CSC), said the school staff held their yearly fall meeting to share information about students. “How is the transfer of information done?” ...more

CCHS Master Plan committee tries to navigate the MSBA

One hour was enough at the October 14 Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Master Plan Committee meeting, to report that the state has placed the high school on their list for “invitation to submit a feasibility study on a repair project,” and to determine that the meaning of this encouraging news is, in fact, quite murky. The good news, said CCHS ...more

Land Stewardship Committee looks after town’s conservation lands

Did you know that over 30% of Carlisle is under some form of conservation protection? Some of that land is in Great Brook Farm State Park or privately held by the Carlisle Conservation Fund, but almost 1,100 acres are owned by the town. The Land Stewardship Committee (LSC), established in 2005 as a subcommittee of the Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom), ...more

Opinions differ on energy-saving “stretch” building code

In anticipation of a public forum to discuss appending energy-saving requirements to the town’s building code, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) invited Glenn Reed and Dan Cook of the Energy Committee to present basic information and address ramifications of the state’s new optional building regulation, called the “Stretch” code. Carlisle Building Commissioner ...more

News from surrounding towns

The following news items were extracted from material available online: ...more

Flu vaccine update from the Board of Health

• Seasonal Flu Vaccine - Last week the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) advised local health departments and health care providers of distribution delays of the seasonal flu vaccine. These delays are due to prioritization of H1N1 vaccine and associated production and distribution challenges. To date Massachusetts has received 71% of its total ...more

What to do if you think you are being burgled

Carlisle Police Lt. Leo Crowe has a lot of experience dealing with housebreaks in Carlisle. In a recent interview he states that “Breaks are up all over the area” and that residents could expect more of them as the economy worsens. Residents have been told, “Lock your house; lock your car,” for the times when they are away from home, but what to do ...more

Board of Health agenda for Oct. 27

7:30 Administrative Reports, minutes ...more

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