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Friday, October 29, 2010

Carlisle School plaza to close, main entrance to shift when construction begins in February

How will students navigate the campus during the building project? Where will recess be held once the plaza is closed? Where will visitors park? Superintendent Joyce Mehaffey discussed temporary access issues when she spoke with parents attending a superintendent’s coffee on October 20. Some were surprised to learn of the changes coming in February and one ...more

Chief Sullivan placed on leave pending investigation

Town Administrator Tim Goddard released the following information on Friday, October 22: ...more

CCHS educators share their “coming-out” experiences

Acknowledging recent national reports of the high-risk for suicide among gay teens, a panel of seven teachers agreed to come forward and talk about their personal experiences at a meeting held at the Concord-Carlisle high school (CCHS) on Friday, October 21. The gathering in the Little Theatre was standing room only. The event was hosted by Spectrum, the gay-straight ...more

SBC shorts, Oct. 14

Gas under the plaza. After a gas leak on August 10, the gas company crimped the gas hose but “did not shut off the gas line,” said Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) Chair Lee Storrs in an email after the October 14 SBC meeting. Carlisle’s Owner Project Manager Sean Fennell will contact the gas company ...more

Recreation Commission rethinks organic field maintenance

For the past six years the Recreation Commission (RecCom) has authorized the use of organic fertilizer and pest control. However, both Spalding and Banta-Davis Fields have deteriorated and the current condition has prompted RecCom Chair Mark Spears to ask a chemical treatment provider to evaluate the situation and provide a proposal. ...more

RecCom debates regionalization options

As the Recreation Commission (RecCom) representative on the town’s Regionalization Committee, Rick Amodei was asked to research consolidating services with other towns. The commission heard his findings at their meeting on October 21. ...more

Ferns still awaits word on BYOB

“Pizza and a beer, anyone?” That’s a question that Ferns Country Store proprietor Larry Bearfield and the 100 adults who signed a petition supporting BYOB (“Bring Your Own Booze”) at the establishment would like to have answered in the affirmative. Ferns has a liquor license and began selling wine and beer products at the store almost one year ago, ...more

State Election Candidates: Tuesday, November 2, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Patrick and Murray (Democratic) ...more

State Election Ballot Questions

Four questions will appear on the ballot on November 2: ...more

Planning Board Shorts, October 25

Greystone Crossing Conservation Cluster. George Dimakarakos of the engineering firm Stamski and McNary and developer William Costello spoke to the Planning Board on October 25 to request an amendment to the previously approved Special Permit for the Conservation Cluster off Cross Street. Repositioning of internal ...more

CCHS preliminary budget reviewed

Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations John Flaherty presented a preliminary planning budget with a 4.12% operating budget increase over last year when he spoke to the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee (RSC) on October 26. This includes a 2.5% increase in the high school operating budget, as well as annual debt service and $250,000 to be ...more

Planning Board seeks associate members

The Carlisle Planning Board is seeking town residents who would be interested in serving as associate members of the board. ...more

Hear plans for CCHS renovations

There will be a review of the CCHS Facilities Master Plan that was completed last March, on Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m. in the Corey Dining Room at the Carlisle School. ...more

Town passes Yellow Blitz check

Carlisle had an unblemished performance on the Registry of Motor Vehicles Operation Yellow Blitz on Thursday, October 24. Yellow Blitz is the code name for a voluntary, one-hour check on traffic violations of school bus safety regulations. Carlisle volunteered for the program which stipulated that a police vehicle either follow a bus or monitor a stop. Beginning ...more

News from surrounding towns

The following news items were extracted from material available online. ...more

Housing Trust moves ahead on plan for affordable accessory apartments

Attorney Kathleen O’Donnell will provide legal consulting services to the town of Carlisle to assist with the implementation of an affordable accessory apartment (AAA) program … unless Massachusetts voters decide to repeal the 40B statute on November 2. The Carlisle Affordable Housing Trust on October 26 unanimously approved a contract with O’Donnell ...more

Election Day tips from the Town Clerk

On Tuesday, November 2, the polls will open at 7 a.m. at Carlisle’s Town Hall and remain open for voting until 8 p.m. Since campaigning is forbidden within 150 feet of the polling place, do not display conspicuous signs on your car or arrive wearing clothing or buttons related to the election. ...more

CCHS Halloween dance precautions

At the CCHS Halloween Dance on October 30, CCHS administrators and Concord Police will randomly breathalyze students as they enter. If there are any infractions involving alcohol, all future dances will be cancelled. ...more

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