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Candidate forums for 2024 town election to be held March 7, 14

The League of Women Voters of Winchester will hold candidate forums on March 7 and March 14 before the town election on March 26. FILE PHOTO

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The following was submitted by the League of Women Voters of Winchester:

The League of Women Voters of Winchester is sponsoring two candidate forums on March 7 and March 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Jenks Center, Cummings Room, 109 Skillings Road, before the March 26 town election.

These will include candidate debates for contested town-wide races, in which all candidates plan to participate. The debates will be preceded by informal Meet the Town Meeting Candidates opportunities:

The following are the schedules for the events:

March 7

6:30-7:30 p.m. :  Meet Town Meeting candidates for all precincts

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Select Board debate (2 seats): Michael Bettencourt (incumbent), William McGonigle, Vincent Dixon and Dorothy Simboli

March 14

6:30-7 p.m. : Meet Town Meeting candidates for all precincts

7-7:30 p.m.:  Housing Authority debate (1 seat): James Harris and Thomas Mourier

7:30-8:30 p.m.: School Committee debate (2 seats): Thomas Hopcroft (incumbent), Jeffrey Duncan, My Linh Truong, Carey Sue Barney, and Timothy Matthews

The debates will be moderated by an LWV moderator from a League chapter outside of Winchester. This event will be livestreamed by WinCam and available afterwards on www.wincam.org.

The League will again provide online Voter Guides with profiles of candidates for all offices, including Town Meeting. The guides will be available in early March on the League’s website www.lwvwinchester.org.

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