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Friday, February 5, 2010

Panel interviews Carlisle School Committee candidates

Four candidates for the open Carlisle School Committee (CSC) position, Josh Kablotsky, Mary Storrs, Patti Hartigan and Don Rober, discussed their backgrounds and priorities for the school when they were interviewed on January 28 by a panel composed of members of the CSC and Board of Selectmen. The CSC and Selectmen are jointly responsible to appoint a candidate ...more

Gleason Library negotiates larger FY11 budget to retain certification

After the letter from the Gleason Public Library Board of Trustees that was published in the January 29 issue of the Carlisle Mosquito, attendees perhaps expected something approximating the “Gunfight at the OK Corral” at the Finance Committee (FinCom) meeting on February 1. Three library trustees, Priscilla Stevens, Ann Rosas and Larissa Shyjan, showed ...more

CCHS Master Plan Committee focus narrows to one proposal

The Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) Facilities Master Plan Committee has examined seven proposals offered by OMR Architects for renovating and adding to the school. On January 27, a vote was taken, and option “F” was unanimously supported. The plan would renovate the A Building, cafeteria and lower gym with demolition of the rest of the buildings ...more

Historical Commission supports Bog House CPA application

The Land Stewardship Committee (LSC) asked the Historical Commission to support its application for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding to restore the Cranberry Bog Conservation Land’s large wooden farm building when they spoke at the commission’s meeting on January 26. Warren Lyman of the LSC acknowledged that the Conservation Commission is the sponsoring ...more

CCHS meteorology class teaches more than the weather

Tucked away in a corner of the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) is the studio for CCTV, the local cable access television station. Across half of one wall is a large green screen where once a week, meteorology students have “Green Screen Friday” where they make presentations that are taped for airing on the local access station. CCHS science teacher ...more

Nitsch Engineering selected for Benfield Farms peer review

At the January 27 meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Chair Ed Rolfe introduced the two finalists to perform a peer review of NOAH’s application for a 40B comprehensive permit for the Benfield Farms project: Places Site Consultants and Nitsch Engineering. After approximately a 45-minute interview process during the public meeting, the candidates ...more

Selectmen shorts, January 26

Interim Advanced Life Support service proposed. At the January 26 Selectmen’s meeting Fire Chief David Flannery said that loss of staff at Emerson Hospital will force Emerson to abandon its plan to continue ALS service until September. Local emergency medical technicians (EMTs) respond on emergency calls within ...more

Structural Financial Planning Committee readies final report

Members of the Structural Finance Planning Committee (SFP), many bleary-eyed after attending the FinTeam or Board of Selectmen’s (BOS) meetings the previous day and evening, streamed into the Clark Room at 8 a.m. on January 27 to grapple with ways to decrease the town budget in an effort to offset future tax increases. ...more

Finance Committee reviews Minuteman, COA budgets

There were no surprises when the Minuteman Regional High School appeared before the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) at their February 1 budget hearing. All of the details in the 9.04% reduction in the Carlisle FY11 assessment were presented by Director of Business and Operations Camie Lamica exactly as previously disclosed at their public hearing on January ...more

Highland Committee clarifies stabilization project scope

The Highland Committee decided at its last meeting to select the architectural firm of Menders, Torrey and Spencer (MTS) to oversee the stabilization of the Highland Building, pending receipt of any outstanding documents. Last week, Town Administrator Tim Goddard notified the committee that all documentation for MTS is complete, so the town will enter into ...more

Conservation Commission weighs field management issues

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) began a public hearing on January 28 on a Draft Management Plan for the Towle Land prepared by the Land Stewardship Committee (LSC). Liz Carpenter and Warren Lyman presented the plan on behalf of the LSC. Carpenter noted that the plan builds upon a 2007 baseline assessment that included the property’s acquisition history, ...more

State wants Curve Street dam inspection

Conservation Administrator Sylvia Willard reported to the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) on January 28 that the Office of Dam Safety (ODS) is mandating a “phase 1” inspection of the Cranberry Bog dam adjacent to Curve Street. She said that ODS classifies the dam as both non-agricultural and a “significant hazard.” ...more

Foss Farm gardeners suggest new rules, garden improvements

Foss Farm gardeners met on Tuesday, February 2, to discuss possible changes to the rules governing the use of the garden plots on the town’s Foss Farms property. The meeting was organized by the Land Stewardship Committee, a subcommittee of the Conservation Commission (ConsCom), which administers the community gardens. It was noted that former garden manager ...more

Badalament updates RSC on education initiatives at CCHS

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Peter Badalament briefed the Regional School Committee (RSC) on recent activities relating to global awareness, technology and curriculum. ...more

Carlisle Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby results

The Carlisle Cub Scouts ran their annual Pinewood Derby races on January 24 at St. Irene Church, thanks to the sponsorship of the Knights of Columbus. Each of the 52 boys built and raced his own model car. Judging is in two categories – speed and originality of design. ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, Feb. 11

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

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