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Election 2016: Candidates For Selectmen, School Committee Clash In Town Hall Debates (Video Clips)

Mar 30, 2016 07:22PM ● By Bill Gilman
Candidates for Board of Selectmen and School Committee met at Tewksbury Town Hall, Monday, for the only face-to-face debates of the 2016 Election season.
the debates were sponsored by Your Tewksbury Today and the Lowell Sun.
School Committee challengers Arthy Bennett, Erin Knyff and Keith Sullivan, along with incumbent Krissy Polimeno fielded questions on everything from budget priorities and transparency to new school construction and the appropriate relationship between the committee and the superintendent.
The debate was moderated by Your Tewksbury Today Editor/Publisher Bill Gilman, with questions asked by Lowell Sun Managing Editor Tom Zuppa and Town Crier Reporter Lisa Kennedy-Cox.
Incumbent Selectman Todd Johnson, along with challengers Anne Marie Stronach and Robert Rosa, dealt with topics ranging from budget priorities and pension liabilities to town infrastructure and water/sewer rates.
The debate was moderated by Zuppa, with questions asked by Gilman and Kennedy-Cox.

Click here for the Lowell Sun write-up on the debates.

Scroll Down for video clips from each of the debates, including closing statements from each candidate. Video clips are courtesy of Mark Kratman.

The debates were broadcast live on the Tewksbury Government Channel thanks to the great work of Joe Dermody. They are being re-broadcast now through Friday on Channel 22 for Comcast customers and Channel 34 for Verizon customers.

Arthy Bennett Closing Statement, School Committee Debate

Arthy Bennett final statement at last night's debate.

Posted by Mark Kratman on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Krissy Polimeno Closing Statement, School Committee Debate

Krissy Polimeno final statement at tonight's debate.

Posted by Mark Kratman on Monday, March 28, 2016

Erin Knyff Closing Statement, School Committee Debate

Erin Knyff final statement at tonight's debate. Liam Knyff.

Posted by Mark Kratman on Monday, March 28, 2016

Robert Rosa Closing Statement, Selectmen's Debate

Rob Rosa's final statement at tonight's debate.

Posted by Mark Kratman on Monday, March 28, 2016

Anne Marie Stronach Closing Statement, Selectmen's Debate

Anne Marie Stronach final statement at tonight's debate. Anne Marie Stronach

Posted by Mark Kratman on Monday, March 28, 2016

Keith Sullivan closing Statement, School Committee Debate

Keith Sullivan final statement.

Posted by Mark Kratman on Monday, March 28, 2016

Todd Johnson Closing Statement, Selectmen's Debate

Todd Johnson's final statement.

Posted by Mark Kratman on Monday, March 28, 2016

Selectmen's Debate, March 28, Tewksbury Town Hall

Selectman portion of the debate.

Posted by Mark Kratman on Monday, March 28, 2016

School Committee Debate, March 28, Tewksbury Town Hall

Great debate

Posted by Mark Kratman on Monday, March 28, 2016
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