The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 3, 2000


Concord Montessori, a preschool for children ages two to five, opened at St. Irene Church on East Street last month. The school had been located for the last five years at Concord-Carlisle High School. ...more

In the Fifth Middlesex District, two-term state Senator Susan Fargo is being challenged by Andrew Pryor who is seeking his first public office. Both candidates mention education, the environment and healthcare as critical issues, but differ -- largely along party lines -- in their approach to financial matters and taxation. The district includes Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston and half of Lexington and Waltham. ...more

Incumbent Lee Johnson, an appointed Republican, is facing Democrat John Buonomo and unenrolled candidate Diane Poulus Harpell in a race for the Middlesex County Register of Probate, an $88,000-a-year job most voters would be hard-pressed to define. Briefly, the register administers the staff for the Probate and Family Court which deals with matters such as divorce, paternity, child support, adoption, abuse prevention, and wills for residents in the state's largest county, comprised of 54 towns. ...more

The race to elect a state representative from the Chelmsford/Carlisle district has a new twist this time around. The Republican incumbent Carol C. Cleven is opposed, not by a Democrat, but by a newcomer to local politics, Libertarian candidate Patrick El-Azem. The latter has a formidable task as challenger to the 14-year Beacon Hill veteran, who has consistently overwhelmed her opposition at the polls. Nonetheless, a cursory glance at the two candidates' campaign literature confirms that the voters are being offered a real choice. ...more

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