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Friday, October 15, 2010

Gleason Library to try Sunday hours

Sunday hours will be on trial at the Gleason Library from January through April. The library will be open Sundays during these months from 2 to 5 p.m. The trial will be made possible by an endowment grant matched by The Friends of the Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) and additional fund raising, and will test whether library services not provided in the town ...more

MSBA scopes CCHS building project at $75-85 million

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) announced last week that it has moved Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) from the "repair" category to the Feasibility Study phase and is willing to support a $75-$85 million project to renovate CCHS. This does not include funding for the athletic center proposed in the CCHS Facilities Master Plan completed ...more

BOH ponders regionalization

"Does the board embrace looking at regionalization to see if it makes sense?" asked Bill Risso of his peers at the Board of Health (BOH) meeting on Tuesday, October 12. Risso represents the board on the town's newly formed Special Committee on Regionalization Opportunities. In February, a predecessor group, the Structural Financial Planning Committee ...more

Selectmen shorts, 12 October

Appointments. For a one year term on the Investment Advisory Committee to expire on June 30, 2011, two new appointments were made: Mary Storrs from the Carlisle Public School and Michael Fitzgerald from the Carlisle Scholarship Advisory Committee. They join the other members: Selectman John Williams, Finance Director ...more

Highland on hold until spring

Highland Stabilization Committee member Bob Stone addressed the October 12 Selectmen's meeting. Indicating that he did not have a formal presentation, he said, "I'm here to answer questions rather than give an update." Selectman Doug Stevenson asked: "What is happening?" Stone responded, "The committee has decided to defer actual project work ...more

U.S. Rep candidates answer questions

The four candidates running for the position of U.S. Representative from the Fifth Massachusetts District have all submitted statements responding to a series of questions posed by the Mosquito. The election will be held on Tuesday, November 2. They have also been invited to participate in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Saturday, October ...more

CSC looks at fee impact on participation in school services

Few parents are deterred by the fee required for students to attend full-day kindergarten at the Carlisle School. On the other hand, 30% of seventh and eighth graders' families opt not to use the school bus, which requires a fee during students' last two years at the Carlisle School. Business Manager Susan Pray shared participation data under both the full-day ...more

Carlisle School Committee lays out goals

Four goals were approved, while a fifth was considered but did not pass muster by the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on October 5. ...more

Superintendent Mehaffey presents goals

At the October 10 Carlisle School Committee meeting Superintendent Joyce Mehaffey discussed her goals for the school year. In addition, she presented updated school goals for the committee's review. ...more

Shorts from the CSC Oct. 5

Eighth-grade trip. Eighth-grade social studies teacher Michael Miller joined the Carlisle School Committee (CSC) on October 5 to present plans for the 2011 eighth-grade trip to New York City. The same tour company would be used. "We'd like to get it done on June 15 and 16, since June 20 is the last day of school ...more

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