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Friday, December 3, 2010

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

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

Selectmen shorts, November 23

Liquor license renewed. The Selectmen unanimously approved the renewal of a license for the sale of packaged beer and wine at Ferns Country Store for the next calendar year. Co-proprietor Larry Bearfield paid the $1,000 license fee. ...more

State issues new mandate for Transfer Station

In a letter dated November 17, the MassDEP informed BOH members and agents across the state that the Massachusetts legislature made two changes in the solid waste law (GL c. 111 § 150A) that took effect on July 1. These changes mandated that “the responsibility for permitting of small transfer stations (facilities that accept 50 tons of refuse per day or ...more

Youth Risk Survey results concern Regional School Commitee

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) Principal Peter Badalament addressed several Youth Risk Behavior Survey results at the Regional School Committee (RSC) meeting on November 23, including alcohol use and the high number of students contemplating suicide. ...more

RSC shorts, November 23

Bullying. Director of Teaching and Learning Kathy Codianne explained to the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Commitee (RSC) on November 23 that every public school in Massachusetts is required to submit a Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan to the Department of Education. The “Mental Health Team,” comprised ...more

KVA signs contract to manage CCHS feasibility study

KV Associates (KVA) of Boston has signed a contract for $235,025 for the Owners Project Manager (OPM) position for the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) renovation feasibility study. The contract must be approved by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) before the Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee will sign. ...more

There’s a story behind Carlisle’s natural gas pipeline

Many may be surprised to learn that there are approximately five and a half miles of high-pressure 24-inch-diameter pipeline buried within Carlisle. Bright orange markers near the west and north edges of town mark the 50-foot right-of-way for the natural gas transmission line owned by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP). For the most part, the conduit ...more

Police warn of phone scams

Over the past couple of weeks there have been several different scams reported to police. ...more

Board of Health shorts, Nov. 30

Chair Jeffrey Brem welcomed new member Elizabeth Nilson Ostrow at the November 30 meeting. ...more


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