Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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March 3, 2013

Tabit pulls out from schools race

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Recognizing that she has a lot to learn, L'Italien will spend the time meeting with teachers, parents and others in the school community.

"I know some of the local issues, but there's a lot I need to learn to be effective and helpful to my town," she said.

Though Colby-Clements and L'Italien are the only two names that will appear on the ballot, it's conceivable, if unlikely, they could still face some opposition on election day in the form of a write-in candidate.

Town Clerk Larry Murphy said he saw it happen once before, when an incumbent for office in his old town of West Newbury was upset by someone who wasn't even on the ballot. In Andover, former School Committee member Deb Silberstein ran an effective write-in campaign.

"It certainly happens," Murphy said. "There's no question about it."

The election will be held at the high school field house on March 26 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The deadline to register to vote is this co Wednesday, March 6. For more information, call the town clerk's office at 623-8255.

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