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PTAs/PTSA Hosting BOE Candidates Informational Forum

Published: October 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

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All Newtown residents are invited to attend an informational forum with Newtown's Board of Education candidates ahead of the upcoming November 7 election. The forum will take place on Monday, October 23, 7 to 8:30 pm, in Newtown High School's lecture hall, Room A107, 12 Berkshire Road.

The event, organized and sponsored by Newtown's PTAs and PTSA, will provide each candidate an opportunity to answer four predetermined questions.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to submit questions on the night of the forum before the event, or questions can be submitted to boeptaforum@gmail.com by October 16. All questions will be reviewed and, if suitable, may be selected at random to pose to the candidates, provided time allows. Voiced questions from the audience will not be taken during the forum.

The invited candidates are Daniel Cruson, Jr (R), Daniel R. Delia (R), Michelle Embree Ku (D), Debbie Leidlein (D), and Deborra Zukowski (registered write-in candidate). The guest moderator for the evening will be NHS teacher Jason Edwards.

Please be advised that this is a nonpartisan event. The Newtown PTAs and PTSA do not endorse candidates but would like to offer Newtown voters an unbiased forum to listen to the candidates, according to an announcement for the event. Any questions about the structure of the forum should be directed to boeptaforum@gmail.com by October 20 at 3 pm.

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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2