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Friday, November 26, 2010

School Building Committee looks at fire safety

Fire safety and emergency power were two of the topics discussed at the November 18 Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) meeting. The committee is working with HMFH Architects, Inc. to finish designs for a new classroom building to replace the Spalding Building and to renovate other buildings on the school campus. ...more

Carlisle’s Recreation Department serves all ages

Since Carlisle’s Recreation Department has been in the news recently as a possible candidate for regionalization, it makes sense to take a look at what it does. What is the role of the Recreation Department, how does it accomplish its mission and what are its goals for the future? ...more

State gathers feedback to enhance Great Brook Farm experience

With a new barn in place and robotic milking gear about to be delivered, Great Brook Farm will soon be among the most modern dairy operations in the country (see Mosquito June 19, 2009 “New Barn Takes Shape at Great Brook Farm”). On Tuesday, November 16, the Department of Conservation and Recreation held a feedback session regarding a Comprehensive Interpretive ...more

Finance Committee Shorts, Nov. 15

Police Department. Having been asked to present a 0% and a 2% budget increase for the 2011 fiscal year, Lt. Leo Crowe said that for 0% he had to cut several different areas – education, fuel and equipment – when he spoke to the Finance Committee on November 15. For the 2% budget he presented $21,000 for equipment, ...more


Recreation Commission Chair Mark Spears says that he asked the commission’s organic materials application provider for an evaluation of the fields, rather than a “chemical” treatment provider, as was stated in the October 29 issue. He stresses that the commission plans to continue with organic field care. ...more

Carlisle School project design work moves forward

Approximately 60% of the design and construction documents are completed, said HMFH Architect Laura Wernick at the November 18 meeting of the Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC). The committee discussed design details, the schedule and contingency funds. (See also page 1 for their discussion of fire and emergency safety details.) ...more

Conservation Commission weighs in on two Skelton Road projects

Two proposed building projects near the Concord River drew the attention of the Conservation Commission on November 18. The first related to a common driveway on the Elliott Farms property at the corner of Skelton and River Roads. The second was a preliminary discussion about a plan to replace the house at 41 Skelton Road, near the bridge to Bedford. ...more

ConsCom eyes plan for Maple St. 40B

Approves Chestnut Estates Lots 2, 4, 5 and 7

Yongdeng Chen came before the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) on November 18 for advice on how his plan to build 11 units of housing on Lot 6, Maple Street, might impact the nearby wetlands. The four-acre parcel has 40 feet of legal frontage between 811 and 845 Maple Street, while an easement from Red Fox Drive allows access to a single-family home, but not ...more


The new dump sticker policy has gone into effect and all payments must now be made by check. Stickers are required in order to use the Transfer Station. The cost is $25, with a $10 fee for a second car in the same household. They may be purchased from the dispatchers at the Police Station on Lowell Street. ...more

Recognizing teen depression, preventing suicide

A unique program took place last week on the subject of teen depression and suicide. The presentations were made by a nurse, a counselor and a young college woman who has suffered deeply from depression but is tackling the illness. In addition, a short documentary film showed seven young adults’ own accounts of their illness and how they are coping. It was ...more

Loosestrife mapped at Greenough

High School junior Amelia Cox presented the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) on November 18 with a baseline map she created of Purple Loosestrife distribution on the Greenough Conservation Land. Cox included GPS positioning data in the Girl Scout mapping project. She also noted the areas where it was necessary to use estimates, because thick reed growth or ...more

ConsCom listens to energy task force proposal

Carlisle Energy Task Force member Steve Hinton described the group’s proposal for a zoning overlay district to allow streamlined approval of photovoltaic energy generation facilities when he spoke with the Conservation Commission meeting on November 18. The commission responded with mixed emotions when he asked their opinion of building a solar panel array ...more

Agendas Finance Committee Monday, Nov 29

Budget Discussions ...more

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