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Friday, July 2, 2010

Highland project rebid pushed up to July

The Highland Building Committee was unanimous in its decision on June 28 to push re-bidding for the stabilization project to this summer, rather than holding off until next winter. Committee member Bob Stone asserted, “To defer the project until next year is a mistake.” Nathan Brown added, “We also want to be able to move on and address the future use ...more

Roll-over driver taken by life flight to Boston Medical

A 73-year-old Carlisle woman was air lifted from Banta-Davis Field to Boston Medical Center after her convertible rolled over at the corner of Bedford Road and Maple Street shortly before two on Monday afternoon, June 28. She was alone in the car. ...more

SBC reviews plans, summer work

The expenses for 72 rock probes were approved by the School Building Committee (SBC) at their meeting on June 24. These probes uncovered the fact that there is ledge at a depth of five feet where the cistern was to be situated. Instead of removing massive amounts of ledge, Carlisle’s Owner Project Manager Sean Fennell of Daedalus, Inc. suggested that the ...more

Benfield housing gets tentative nod from ZBA

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) unanimously voted on June 24 to approve, as a “non-binding application with conditions to be determined,” the Benfield Farms 40B special permit to build 26 units of affordable senior housing on South Street. ...more

40-acre River Road property may be divided

George Dimakarakos of Stamski and McNary Engineering informally discussed the potential subdivision of about 40 acres of land along River and Skelton Roads at the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) meeting on June 24. Elizabeth Elliott Platais and Maris Platais live in the historic Elliott house at 291 River Road and indicated they hope to preserve the open ...more

Planning Board considers River Road development, Greystone pathway

Representing Maris and Elizabeth Elliott Platais, Stamski and McNary engineer George Dimakarakos described two conceptual plans for the subdivision of approximately 40 acres (Map 1, Parcels 1, 1A and 1 B) at 291 River Road at the Planning Board meeting on June 23. Elizabeth Platais said that a number of configurations have been considered over a period of seven ...more

ConsCom finalizes permit for Benfield Farms Affordable Housing

After spending an hour carefully wordsmithing conditions the work must meet, the ConsCom signed the permit for construction of 26 affordable residential rental units on South Street. The board had closed the public hearing and voted to approve the project on June 10. It must issue its Order of Conditions under the state Wetlands Protection Act within 21 days ...more

ConsCom approves biosurveillance training, wildlife study

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) on June 24 authorized the U.S. Forest Service to conduct a second training session at Foss Farm to teach service and state agency personnel to find and identify ground-nesting wasps. One non-stinging species, Cerceris fumipennis, is being studied as a possible indicator of the ...more

All is not peaceful in the gardens at Foss Farm

A number of garden plot assignees appear to have others tending their plots, reported Garden Manager Jack O’Connor at the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) meeting on June 24. The garden rules require that, unless there are exceptional circumstances, plots be tended primarily by the person to whom it is assigned. ...more

Shorts from the Conservation Commission, June 24

230 Concord Street. The ConsCom approved a permit for Jacqueline and Stephen Hamilton to repair or replace a boulder retaining wall that marks the boundary of their wet meadow that runs between Concord and Westford Streets just outside Carlisle center. The wall, built in 1994, will be restored or replaced in the ...more

CCHS revises School Improvement Plan for 2010-2011

The new School Improvement Plan for the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) targets four major goals for the coming school year. They are: to align CCHS as a 21st-century learning environment; to pass a Warrant Article for the renovation of the school; to continue to address the achievement gap between segments of the student population; and to find ...more

Historical Commission approves Ferns signage, discusses memorial bench

Larry Bearfield of Ferns Country Store came before the Historical Commission on June 30 to seek approval to have a sidewalk sign in front of his establishment. The sandwich board, in use at Ferns for over five years on an intermittent basis, is an important part of advertising for the business, and also community events, he said. Bearfield described the sandwich ...more

Keep the lid on your pot

A police patrol recently investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle on Old North Road and subsequently stopped a car with four 17-to-18-year-old occupants. About ten minutes later, the same vehicle was stopped on Ember Lane and the operator, an Acton resident, was cited for possession of marijuana, according to Officer Ron Holsinger, who made the citation. ...more

ConsCom agenda for Thursday, July 8

7:30 Minutes, bills, agenda items ...more

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