The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 22, 2010

Town departments may see small increase in FY12

The Finance Committee (FinCom) issued a letter last week asking each town department to prepare a FY12 budget assuming a 0% increase and another assuming a 2% increase. In a phone conversation Tuesday, Chair David Guarino said the FinCom wants to examine all possibilities, but a 2% increase across the board “looks doable without an override.” This would ...more

Ballot Question 2:: Should Chapter 40B be repealed? No – save 40B

There are many good reasons to Vote No on Question 2. You can find most of them at: www.protectaffordablehousing.org. ...more

Town receives $93,000 in CPA matching grant

Carlisle has received $93,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue in Community Preservation Act (CPA) matching funds, matching 27.2% of funds raised locally last year through the CPA 2% real estate tax surcharge. Since 2002, the town has received a total of $2,024,419 in CPA matching grants from the state. ...more

ConsCom asked to allow canine search-and-rescue training

Lynn Moraghan, a lieutenant with the Ashland Fire Department, came before the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) with her Australian Shepherd, Dublyn, on October 14 to discuss use of Carlisle conservation lands for search and rescue training. ...more

Contenders for office of State Senator share their views: Questions submitted to the candidates

• Please tell us a little about yourself, your background and experience. ...more

Candidates for State Representative answer questions: Questions for the candidates

• Please tell us a little about yourself, your background and experience. ...more

Towns debate CCHS building project costs

The leaders of Carlisle and Concord appear to have differing ideas regarding the acceptable cost of the high school building project. At a meeting of committee chairs on Wednesday morning, October 13, Carlisle representatives advanced the possibility that an athletic field house might not be supported by voters when the high school project comes to Town Meeting ...more

CCHS Building Committee to hire Owners Project Manager

Now that the state has shown willingness to consider funding for renovating the high school, the Concord-Carlisle High School Building Committee (CCBC) has begun advertising to hire an Owners Project Manager (OPM) for the project. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) will review the committee’s selection and the committee expects to hire an ...more

Board of Health shorts, Oct. 12

Food inspections yield positive feedback. Randy Phelps, a food inspector consultant to the Board of Health (BOH), reported at the October 12 board meeting on his review of public kitchen facilities, including those at town churches. He presented a written report to the board on each site. He did not find any serious ...more

ConsCom shorts, October 14

81 Craigie Circle. The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) heard a request on October 14 from homeowner Catherine Cole for a permit to construct a deck and undertake a landscaping project near Page’s Brook. Stamski and McNary engineer George Dimakarakos presented the project. The filing was subsequent to a “cooperative” ...more

Selectmen chart their course

Chair John Williams thanked the near-capacity group for attending the October 12 Board of Selectmen’s meeting. All were representatives of various town boards and committees. Williams said, “The purpose (of this meeting) is to inform you, our colleagues, of what we are hoping to accomplish this year and, with some goals, beyond – and to ask you for help. ...more

Police spot housebreak, suspect nabbed after swimming river

A coordinated area police action last Wednesday afternoon, October 13, concluded with the dramatic capture and arrest of David Rogers, 20, of Derry, New Hampshire, after Rogers swam across the Concord River to elude police in a chase that started in Carlisle and ended in Billerica. A contingent of Billerica police and dogs tracked him until he was arrested ...more

Gold recovered from Heald Road robbery

Two hours after a housebreak on Heald Road on September 3, some of the valuables taken were found at a pawn shop in Hudson, New Hampshire, according to Inspector Andy Booth of the Carlisle police. The pawn shop paid $500 for the jewelry. Booth said police contacted the homeowners and that they have identified the recovered pieces as some of the objects taken ...more

Board of Health agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 26

Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

7:30 Minutes, bills, reports ...more


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