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Friday, March 5, 2010

Superintendent Marie Doyle hired by Longmeadow

Carlisle School Superintendent Marie Doyle has accepted the Superintendent position at Longmeadow Schools, near Springfield, Massachusetts, pending contract negotiations. Doyle was one of three finalists for the job, as well as a finalist for superintendent in at least four other school districts. ...more

No contest for Selectman, open slot for School Committee

There are not enough candidates running to fill upcoming openings in town government and as it stood at the close of the Town Caucus on Monday, March 1, all candidates are running unopposed. There are two openings on the Carlisle School Committee, but as of press time on Wednesday, there was only one person running. The names of candidates (see table below) ...more

Why a Carlisle School building project now?

On April 5 Carlisle voters will be asked to approve construction funding for the $20 million Carlisle School Building Project. Of this, $12.3 million will be borne by Carlisle taxpayers and up to $7 million reimbursed through a grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority. With student population on a slow downward trend, the economy uncertain, and ...more

New business coming to Town Center?

Real Estate agent Francene Faulkner and potential buyers of 8 Bedford Road approached the Historical Commission on February 23 to seek suggestions on how the exterior of the house could meet with center district historical guidelines and serve as a home and a business. The property, currently owned by Nicholas Langrind and Darragh Murphy, abuts Gleason Library, ...more

Rains bring flooding to rivers, schools

The Concord River is causing concerns in Concord. Lowell and Billerica... more

Planning Board to update Rules and Regs

It might sound dry, but it can have a financial impact: the Planning Board is currently revising the Rules and Regulations governing the subdivision of land, and has heard from a concerned developer. ...more

ConsCom chooses new manager for Foss Farm gardens

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) had a tough row to hoe when they undertook the task of choosing a new volunteer manager for the Foss Farm Community Gardens. After almost an hour of delicate negotiation with the potential candidates during their February 25 meeting, ConsCom members chose Jack O’Connor as the new garden boss to replace the venerable Bob ...more

Farmers report to ConsCom on year’s activities

Without farmers maintaining the fields on the town’s conservation parcels, the land would eventually return to forest. During its meeting on February 25, the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) received updates from four farmers who have license agreements to use conservation lands. ...more

ConsCom shorts, Feb. 25

Middlesex School boathouse. At its meeting on February 25 the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) discussed news of a proposal to limit access to the Concord River. The Middlesex School has submitted a request to the Billerica Board of Appeals to build a boathouse for its student crew program on the Concord River. ...more

RSC shorts, February 24

Faculty awards. Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Peter Badalament congratulated Librarian Robin Cicchetti and Chemistry teacher Carla Sechman for receiving the Goldin Foundation Award of Excellence in Education when he spoke to the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee on February 24. The Goldin ...more

CCHS to offer honors-level English courses to incoming freshmen

Next fall’s incoming freshmen will be offered something new: honors classes in English. The honors English classes will be different from the CP (College Prep) classes by the degree of teacher support, the pace of the class and the sophistication of the material. The Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) English Department discussed the program changes with ...more

CCHS building project design takes shape

The Office of Michael Rosenfeld (OMR) continues to fine-tune its concepts for a renovated Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS). At the January 27 meeting of the CCHS Facilities Master Plan Committee, the committee had chosen a layout which had a field house on the west side and a three-story building for academic classrooms and the library/learning ...more

Firefighters graduate, Carlislean takes top honors

Nearly half of Massachusetts’ 20,000 firefighters are call/volunteer firefighters, including the firefighters of Carlisle. The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow offers a six-month, 180-hour training program, on nights and weekends, for call/volunteer firefighters. The intensive program is comprised of classroom instruction, physical fitness training, ...more

Carlisle School Building project to be presented at March 11 forum

The Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) spent most of their February 25 meeting planning for the League of Women’s Voter’s (LWV) forum to be held on March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. The forum is being held to discuss the proposed Carlisle Public School building and renovation project, which will be the topic of a Special Town Meeting ...more

Planning Board

agenda for March 8

Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes, bills, budget

Town Meeting Warrant

Review of Caucus, State ethics

law training, Liaison reports

Open Meeting Law amendments

Associate Member positions


• Land use regs/bylaw next steps

Old Business

7:45 • Review Rules and Regs

for subdivision of land

• Review Rules and Regs

for Site Plan Review

• Amendments to Wetlands/Flood

Hazard overlay district

• Site Plan Regs review

• Benfield Farms 40B review

• Affordable Accessory Apt.

deed restriction review

• 56 Cutters Ridge Rd.

Request for release of Lot 5

New Business

8:30 Special permit for Trillium Way,

Greystone Crossing

8:45 Release of escrow account for

Carriage Way

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