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Friday, December 3, 2010

THANKSGIVING ROCKS. The Trails Committee led a walk from Great Brook Farm State Park to Chelmsford’s adjacent Thanksgiving Ground Forest on Friday, November 16. According to the Chelmsford Conservation Commission, historically, men gathered annually at the rock outcrop for a Thanksgiving Day fox hunt.. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Tax rate rises to $16.13 after property values drop

Carlisle’s new tax rate of $16.13 per $1,000 of property is 10% higher than last year’s rate, but most residents will see a much smaller increase in their bills, because real estate values have dropped on average 7%. The new rate was announced immediately after the Board of Selectmen voted on November 23 to continue a long-standing uniform tax rate, assessing ...more

Police probe end in sight?

Carlisle may soon see a resolution to the investigation of Police Chief John Sullivan and Sgt. Kevin Cardonne. Town Administrator Tim Goddard said on Monday, “The [Board of Selectmen] investigations are essentially finished at this point in time. The active investigation is complete. The board is considering the next steps to be taken. I anticipate the board ...more

Minuteman High seeks to change cost sharing prior to renovation

What’s the right way to divide up the costs of a regional school with 16 member towns and many students from towns that are not members? As Minuteman Career and Technical High School prepares for a new renovation project, the Regional Agreement Task Force appointed in March has put forward recommendations for changing the agreement now in force. Regional ...more

Selectmen plan for commercial BYOB review

The Carlisle Selectmen are moving toward adopting a formal Bring Your Own Alcoholic Beverage (BYOB) policy, prompted by a request from Ferns Country Store co-proprietor Larry Bearfield. At the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting on November 23, Chair John Williams carefully delineated the Ferns request into two areas of responsibilty, saying that the decision ...more

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