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Friday, June 4, 2010


Veteran Chuck Bagnaschi recalls Vietnam experiences

It is an honor to speak to you today, Memorial Day 2010. Memorial Day is a time we Americans set aside to reaffirm our core values by remembering our men and women in uniform, especially the ones who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. It is their sacrifices that give us the lives and freedoms we hold dear. Its roots go back to the Civil War when ...more

Carlisle School Building Committee reconfigures spaces : Plans bathrooms, air conditioning and access

In a move to create more space for the speech classes in the Wilkins Building, the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) is considering combining the teachers’ work and lunch room with the speech classroom. At the May 27 School Building Committee (SBC) meeting, committee member and first grade teacher Linda Vanaria was surprised at the news. “When was ...more

CCHS alumni share the “real deal” about beginning college

A team of seasoned experts returned to Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) last Tuesday to speak to juniors and seniors about what to look forward to in college, in a program sponsored by the CCHS Parents Association: “If I Knew Then What I Know Now . . . the real deal about leaving CCHS and beginning college.” ...more

Alan Ticotsky to retire after 35 years at the Carlisle School

Fifth-grade science teacher Alan Ticotsky is retiring this June after 35 years with the Carlisle School. During Ticotsky’s long history with the school he has witnessed many changes, including five superintendents, new methods of teaching, the introduction of MCAS, greater efforts to include children receiving Special Education in the regular classroom and ...more

School building project involves historic district

At the May 29 Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) meeting Chair Lee Storrs reported on discussions with the Carlisle Historical Commission. Some of the school grounds are in the historic district, so plans to upgrade the site must be presented to the commission. A long driveway will be created from the parking lot to the upper plaza, giving fire trucks ...more

Air quality alert on Memorial Day

Smoke from forest fires in Quebec spread south to eastern Massachusetts causing the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to declare an “air quality action day” on Memorial Day, May 31. “Persons with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or ...more

Board of Health shorts, May 25

125 South Street oil spill. The clean up of oil continues, it was announced at the May 25 Board of Health (BOH) meeting, with all of the heavily contaminated soil now removed and set to be replaced with clean soil once all other work is finished. The remaining oil will be removed by introducing a chemical to the ...more

ConsCom shorts, May 27

Foss Farm Community Gardens. Garden Manager Jack O’Connor consulted with the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) about violations of the rules for use of garden plots. The rules, adopted earlier this year following meetings with the gardeners, say that plots must be attended primarily by the household assigned - ...more

CCHS – Turkmenistan connection continues

The green light has been given for continued student visits between Turkmenistan and the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS). English teacher Dr. David Nurenberg came before the Regional School Committee (RSC) on May 25 asking permission for two exchange students from Turkmenistan to attend CCHS during the fall semester. In addition, he requested permission ...more

Regional School Committee shorts, May 25

Louis Salemy was chosen the new chair of the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on May 25. Salemy is one of two representatives from the Carlisle School Committee serving on the RSC. He will also be the RSC liaison to the Carlisle Finance Committee. Bill Fink has agreed to serve as the second RSC member from Carlisle. Fink will also attend CCTV ...more

CCHS Senior projects encourage interdisciplinary learning

For 15 years, Concord-Carlisle High School seniors have had the option of doing a Senior Project their last semester in place of a traditional class. Students design their own project, they have an advisor and they are given 2.5 credits for the project, equal to a class. English teacher Mark Angney, now retired, was the first to start such a program in the ...more

Carlisle students honored at CCHS awards ceremony


Boor, Sonia – Rensselear Award, U Rochester Bausch & Lomb Hon. Science Award, French, Mathematics, Orchestra, Mt. Holyoke Book Award, High Honor Roll ...more

Shorts from the Housing Authority meeting of May 27

Officers. Alan Lehotsky was re-elected chair of the Housing Authority when the group chose new officers at their meeting on May 27. Jim Bohn remained treasurer and Carolyn Ing became Secretary. Bohn will also be the representative on the Affordable Housing Trust with Carolyn Ing shadowing. Steve Pearlman remained ...more

MRC plans fall flu clinics, weighs how to help troubled teens

Carlisle’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is already laying plans to repeat last winter’s town-wide flu vaccination clinic next fall, administering both seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccine. ...more

Selectmen agenda for Tuesday, June 8

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more

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