Candidates for Town Council and School Committee will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their ideas to the voters through debates scheduled for next week. This year there are six candidates running to fill three seats on the Town Council and five candidates seeking three spots on the School Committee.
According to Southbridge Republican Town Committee Secretary Bob Chernisky, "These debates have been a valuable contribution to the past several town elections and they've been very well received by the community. The debates allow voters to get a good look at the candidates before they have to go to the polls and make their choices."
The event is scheduled for June 18 in the MacKinnon Council Chambers. The School Committee debate will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Town Council debate at 7 p.m. Both will be broadcast live via Cable Access, then re-broadcast in the days prior to the June 30 election.