The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 17, 2010

Minuteman regional agreement concerns aired

At a meeting on December 13, several Finance Committee (FinCom) members expressed concern that a proposed new regional agreement for the Minuteman Career and Technical High School is not fair to smaller towns like Carlisle. ...more

Budget for CCHS renovation takes shape

The Concord-Carlisle Building Committee (CCBC) compared cost estimates on December 8 and found the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) renovation project to be in the mid-range of a sample of other recent high school projects (see table, page 4). The cost per student is either below or near the top of the range, depending on whether the proposed field house ...more

Carlisle School and police team up to deter bullying

School Superintendent Joyce Mehaffey and police officer Ron Holsinger appeared together on December 8 at a talk with parents about bullying. ...more

Budgets generally in line for land boards, Board of Health

The Finance Committee (FinCom) has asked each committee and department to submit a level budget for FY12 and one that assumes a 2% increase. A budget with itemization of desired funding above 2% was also submitted by some departments. On December 13, the FinCom heard from several boards that the costs of salaries are the biggest factor in holding down budgets. ...more

Energy Task Force briefs Selectmen

Upgrades to town buildings are expected to save the town about $4,500 per year in annual energy costs. Dan Cook, Chair of the Carlisle Energy Task Force, gave the Selectmen on December 7 a description of three Carlisle buildings (Town Hall, the Police Station and Transfer Station/DPW) where electric energy efficiency projects have been completed. ...more

Recycling Committee seeks to educate and increase recycling

A recurring concern at the Carlisle Household Recycling Committee’s December 9 meeting was townspeople’s general misunderstanding of recycling rules and guidelines at the Transfer Station. The committee hopes to address this issue in a number of ways in the New Year, with the help of two grants from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ...more

ConsCom may increase fees

At its December 2 meeting the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) considered a revised fee structure for work proposed in or near wetlands and water bodies under the Carlisle Wetlands Bylaw (see table, page 7). ...more

Planning Board hears noise bylaw request

Ginny Lamere (374 Rutland Street) spoke with the Planning Board on December 13 and asked the board to develop a noise bylaw specifically for construction activity to be proposed as a General Bylaw at Annual Town Meeting next spring. She indicated that the Selectmen voiced their unanimous support at their December 7 meeting. ...more

Carlisle School Library’s “book tree” features students’ favorite stories

At the Carlisle School Library children’s books are being displayed in a festive fashion. Similar to the Concord Museum’s Festival of Trees, Carlisle School Librarian Sandy Kelly this year set up a “book tree” and invited students in grades 4 to 8 and staff to create tree ornaments based on a children’s book. Kelly is pleased with the colorful and ...more

When winning doesn’t mean coming in first

“How important is winning?” asked former CCHS teacher and coach Elliott Lilien about high school athletics. He answered his own question in ranking it about sixth or seventh in a list. He was addressing students, teachers, and members of the community in a Ruettgers seminar last week about the “Philosophy and Coaching of Athletics.” ...more

Planning Board shorts, Dec. 13

Carlisle School Site Plan. Carlisle School Building Committee Chair Lee Storrs and Deputy Fire Chief Jonathan White appeared before the Planning Board on December 13 to discuss proposed amendments to the school’s Site Plan. The Selectmen approved the original plan on Septembe r 28, and must also approve the amendment. ...more

Board of Selectmen tentative agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 21

Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 Town Administrator Report ...more

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