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Friday, February 12, 2010

Special Town Meeting, Election set for April

The town will review the Carlisle Public School proposed building and renovation project at a Special Town Meeting on April 5 with a Special Election on April 13, one month ahead of the town’s Annual Town Meeting and Election already planned and scheduled for May. Lee Storrs, Chair of the Carlisle School Building Committee, based his request for the meeting ...more

Mary Storrs joins Carlisle School Committee

The Selectmen and the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) voted on Tuesday evening to appoint Mary Storrs to temporarily fill the school committee seat vacated by Wendell Sykes last November. Storrs was elected as the clear front-runner on the first round of balloting. Storrs will hold the seat until the May 18 election when the town votes to fill two open three-year ...more

FinCom, library reach the same page

The Finance Committee (FinCom) continued its FY11 budget hearings on February 8 with the return of Gleason Public Library Director Angela Mollet, accompanied by library trustees Priscilla Stevens and Larissa Shyjan. The previous week’s budget hearing featured a dustup between the two groups, not seen since Marian the Librarian took command in River City. ...more

Selectmen hear recommendations for trimming town government

The Special Committee for Structural Financial Planning (SFP) has met over the past months to evaluate a number of ideas for permanently reducing the size of town government. On Tuesday, February 9, SFP Chair Tim Hult reported to the Board of Selectmen (BOS), of which he is also chair. While one recommendation was made for reducing administration by roughly ...more

Town Hall budgets reviewed

Town Administrator Tim Goddard emerged unscathed from his first encounter with the Carlisle budget process. He presented the Town Hall and General Expense FY11 budget estimates to the Finance Committee (FinCom) on February 8, stating that, “One proposal complies with FinCom’s FY11 guideline budget, while a second proposal reflects my FY11 budget request.” ...more


In a letter in last week’s paper, Laura Baliestiero took issue with a recent Mosquito article (“Carlisle resident summonsed for assault,” January 29). Carlisle Chief of Police John Sullivan confirmed in a phone conversation on February 3 that the details of the Carlisle incident were reported accurately and that Jason Baliestiero, age 23, is being charged ...more

FinCom relies on Free Cash to avoid override

After further review, the Carlisle Finance Committee (FinCom) has stepped back from an earlier override proposal, instead favoring the use of Free Cash to balance next year’s town budget. ...more

Planning Board Shorts, February 8

• Consultant interview. Susan Carter Sullivan, President of Places Associates, was invited to the February 8 Planning Board meeting to discuss her experience and the capabilities of her company. Chair David Freedman explained that the board is looking to expand the list of groups able to assist with subdivision reviews. ...more

Carlisle School Building project heads toward a spring vote

The Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) voted to ask the Carlisle Board of Selectmen (BOS) to call a Special Town Meeting on April 5 to seek approval of $20 million for the Carlisle School Building Project. Around $13 million would be ultimately funded by Carlisle, and up to $7 million reimbursed to the town through a Massachusetts School Building Authority ...more

Ambulance contract illustrates healthcare woes

Carlisle Fire Chief David Flannery must balance service time and expense in proposing a town solution for ambulances. It is a very delicate prospect, and real lives hang in the balance. ...more

ConsCom asked to okay Benfield wetlands boundaries

At its January 28 meeting the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) granted a request that the approval of the wetlands boundary on the town’s Benfield Land remain valid for an additional six months. The request was filed by the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), the developer planning to construct 26 units of senior affordable rental housing on the town’s ...more

Board of Health shorts, February 9

20 Judy Farm Road – garbage disposal deed restriction. The contractor appeared before the Board of Health (BOH) on February 9 on behalf of the owners to request a garbage disposal removal and deed restriction to allow them to add a tenth room to their house without modifying the septic system. The board noted ...more

Powering the Future – A panel discussion on energy use

“International collaboration to harvest infinite resources rather than international conflict over finite resources. That’s the vision we should be reaching for,” recommended Massachusetts State Representative William Brownsberger during “Powering the Future,” a panel on energy held in Concord last Friday. The event was the third offering of the public ...more

Concord Education Fund donates over $117,000 to CCHS

The high school has been awarded grants worth more than $71,000 by the Concord Education Fund and an additional $40,000 gift has been donated towards the Xirrus Wireless Project, for a total of over $117,000 in grants. Superintendent Diana Rigby described the grants at a Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee meeting last month. ...more

Thefts continue at CCHS

Thefts and vandalism at the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) have caused the school to begin locking the gym locker rooms each day, opening them only for gym classes. The problem also resulted in canceling the use of the gym during exam week, which ended on January 29. ...more

News from surrounding towns

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

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