Friday, May 28, 2004
Voters okay spending
All four ballot questions were approved by the 888 voters who came in a steady stream throughout the day to cast their votes in the Carlisle election on May 25. Charlene Hinton was elected Town Clerk, Martha Bedrosian was re-elected to the Board of Health, and Raymond Bahr, Richard Boule and Peter Stuart won election to the Planning Board in the only contested races. Click for a Full listing
Long-time volunteers Harriet Fortier and Eva Herndon, who usually serve as Election Warden and Deputy Warden, were unavailable this time, and Ray Taylor and Fontaine Richardson stepped up to fill in for them, working from 7 a.m., when the polls opened, until at least 10 p.m. when the volunteer vote-counters completed their task.
Voters were met with plates of vegetables, crackers and cheese and homemade cookies inside the polling room, while outside supporters held signs for the two candidates running for Town Clerk and, after school, Girl Scouts sold cookies. The youngest resident to visit the polls may have been Sally Dusche's week-old baby son.
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