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Friday, June 11, 2010

CCHS feasibility study gets final go-ahead

Funding for the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) renovation feasibility study and schematic design were approved by a 4-1 margin at Concord’s Special Town Election on Tuesday, June 8, passing the last hurdle needed for the work to go forward. There were 1,809 votes in favor and 450 against, with about 19% of Concord voters participating. Approvals had ...more

Selectmen okay Ferns’ seating in split decision

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen voted to permit Ferns to provide indoor seating to patrons, pending the Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) approval under the existing site plan, at the June 8 meeting in a 3-2 vote. The BOH agreed to the indoor seating later that evening. Selectmen Doug Stevenson, Bill Tice, and Peter Scavongelli voted in favor while Chair John ...more

Town begins Affordable Housing Production Plan update

The Affordable Housing Production Plan (AHPP) committee is about to begin the process of determining how Carlisle’s affordable housing goals will be met for the next five years. After the Benfield development is built, should units be added at the Village Court senior housing? What about affordable accessory apartments, or housing for those with mental disabilities? ...more

Ferns asks for town alcohol carry-in policy

Should Carlisle have a bylaw allowing people to bring alcoholic beverages to public meeting places? That idea is just in the discussion stages by the Selectmen right now. Ferns proprietor Larry Bearfield has hired attorney Dave Galvin, Carlisle’s former police chief, to investigate the issue. The two appeared before the Selectmen on June 8 to share information ...more

Highland project goes out to bid

Materials for construction bids for the Highland stabilization project have been published and a walk-through of the building was held on June 3. Construction bids are due and will be opened on June 11 and the next committee meeting will be on June 17. ...more

Board of Health shorts, June 8

Ferns. After Ferns proprietor Larry Bearfield supplied letters from the state, the Board of Health (BOH) decided at their June 8 meeting that all public water supply, public restroom and septic requirements had been satisfied and amended their previous approval of Bearfield’s design plans to include approval of ...more

Carlisle School Committee trims meetings to once a month

For the first time in more than 12 years the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) will be cutting its meetings from twice a month to once a month. Meetings will normally be held on the first Wednesday of each month. The change was made in order to reduce the number of meetings that school administrators had to attend. ...more

Carlisle School teachers change assignments

At the June 2 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting Superintendent Marie Doyle provided an update on faculty changes, including new hires who will be in place this coming fall. Most Carlisle School staff members are returning next year, though a few are moving from one grade to another (see table). ...more

Awareness of warning signs is key to suicide prevention

After the second suicide in a year of a Concord-Carlisle High School student, Concord Carlisle Parents Initiative (CCPI) brought in outside experts to talk about suicide awareness and prevention in the June 1 program “Being Present During Difficult Times.” While it is never just one issue that drives someone to take his or her own life, most of those who ...more

CCTV will broadcast CCHS graduation live if it rains

If held outdoors, the Concord-Carlisle High School graduation on Saturday, June 12 will be taped and broadcast by CCTV at a later date. However, in the event that it rains and the 2 p.m. ceremony is moved indoors to the gym, CCTV Executive Director Charlie Paige says that CCTV will provide live coverage. To seat overflow audience members, CCTV Executive Director ...more

Traffic enforcement stops 51 vehicles

51 vehicles were stopped in a recent Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement operation, according to Inspector Andy Booth of the Carlisle Police. Between May 24 and June 7, 20 hours of patrol time dedicated to the traffic safety program yielded 19 citations. This program provides patrol beyond regular police coverage and funds patrol hours not included in the regular police budget.

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