Thursday, October 24, 2019

Franklin in Focus: Candidate Query - Oct 22, 2019 (audio)

FM #178

This internet radio show or podcast is number 178 in the series for Franklin Matters.

This recording shares the Candidate Query conducted by Franklin in Focus on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at the Franklin Senior Center.

Franklin in Focus is a nonpartisan organization focused on bringing information about town issues and town government to the public, sponsored this evening with the candidates running for office in the upcoming November 5 biennial election.

Due to time constraints, only candidates in competitive races participated: Constable, School Committee, and Town Council.

The format will ensure that each candidate gets to speak on each of the questions asked.
  • A lottery determined the order of candidate responses
  • The first candidate will get 2 minutes to answer the question
  • Each other candidate will get 1 minute to add to or differentiate from the prior answers
  • Each candidate will get to take a lead on a question
  • Each candidate will also be allowed a summary or closing statement at the end of all the questions

The Constables went first, then Town Council, and then the School Committee candidates. Constable candidates present
  • Rancourt LaRosa
  • Daniel McCahill

Town Council candidates present
  • Ted Cormier-Ledger
  • Eamon McCarthy Earls
  • Deborah Pellegri
  • Andrew Bissanti

School Committee candidates present
  • Joanne Lussier
  • Jennifer D’Angelo
  • MaryJane Scofield
  • David McNeil
  • Timothy Keenan
  • Anne Bergen

Candidates submitted information on their positions and that is available online

Let’s listen in to the candidate query. The recording runs approx 1 hour and 50 minutes.


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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Constable candidates present
Constable candidates present

Town Council candidates present
Town Council candidates present

School Committee candidates present
School Committee candidates present

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