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Friday, May 14, 2010

Attendance was low at Annual Town Meeting on Monday. (Photo by Jane Hamilton)

Town Meeting approves all but Article 20 on CPA:

School projects, fire truck and CPA future require additional votes at Town Election on Tuesday, May 18

Building project feasibility studies were funded for both the Concord-Carlisle and Minuteman Technical High Schools, as all but Warrant Article 20 passed at Annual Town Meeting on Monday evening, May 10. Article 20, the referendum on the future of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) real estate tax surcharge, failed to win a majority after a significant exchange ...more

Town Meeting supports CPA, rejects Article 20

Fresh from voting unanimously to authorize Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds for iconic Carlisle projects under Article 21, such as repair of the Cranberry Bog House and improvements to trails (see story on page 4), citizens were asked to discuss whether they wanted to vote next year whether to reduce or rescind the 2% CPA surtax. After a lengthy debate, ...more

Carlisle adopts stretch building code:

To become mandatory next January 1

Article 28 proposing a Stretch Building Code for Carlisle was narrowly adopted after a long discussion ending well after 11 p.m. The stretch code raises the requirements on energy efficiency for new homes, additions and major renovations. The adoption was proposed by the Selectmen’s Energy Task Force, but opposed four to one by the Selectmen themselves. The ...more

Viewing the world through different media

The three local artists with work on display at the Gleason Library all find inspiration outdoors, but record their impressions in different ways. John Brewer, a Lowell Street resident, always has his camera along to catch familiar sights in unusual ways. Suzanne Hill, of Westford Street, captures the shades of outdoors in her pottery and literally uses nature ...more

Remember to vote
Tuesday, May 18, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
at the Town Hall

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