Election 2016: Candidates For Selectmen, School Committee Clash In Town Hall Debates (Video Clips)
Mar 30, 2016 07:22PM
By Bill Gilman
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
Krissy Polimeno Closing Statement, School Committee Debate
Erin Knyff Closing Statement, School Committee Debate
Robert Rosa Closing Statement, Selectmen's Debate
Anne Marie Stronach Closing Statement, Selectmen's Debate
Keith Sullivan closing Statement, School Committee Debate
Todd Johnson Closing Statement, Selectmen's Debate
Selectmen's Debate, March 28, Tewksbury Town Hall