Question the Candidates at the Annual Forum

The annual, live forum in Ashland, Massachusetts, gives citizens an opportunity to directly question the candidates and learn about important issues.
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ASHLAND, Mass. - April 27, 2014 - PRLog -- The annual, live Candidates’ Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 14, giving citizens the opportunity to directly question those running for town boards and committees. The forum, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Ashland Library, Community Room, 66 Front St., Ashland, Massachusetts, will be moderated by Roberta Soolman. The public is invited to attend.

All candidates have been invited to participate. At the time of this writing, there are no contested seats.

The group organizing the forum consists of members from the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and the civic group, We Love Ashland. This is the sixth year the group has run a live forum at the library.

“Our annual candidates' forums provide a great opportunity to increase community involvement in the library, one of our primary missions, while providing important civic information.” Betsy Emberley, president of the Friends, said. “The forums give voters a chance to get to know the candidates and their stand on current issues so they can make informed decisions at the polls.”

Another organizer, Cathy Rooney, said, “The forum gives residents a chance to learn about the running of town government.”

Town elections will be held Tuesday, May 20, at the Ashland High School, 65 East Union St.

For information on the forum, e-mail (

The following candidates have been invited to participate on May 14.

Town Meeting Moderator (1 seat for 1 yr): Adam Shuster

Selectman (1 seat for 3 yrs): Steven Mitchell

Assessor (1 seat for 3 yrs): Charles Green

School Committee (1 seat for 3 yrs): Laurie Tosti

Library Trustee (2 seats for 3 yrs): Carolyn Bell, Kab Rabinowitz

Board of Health (2 seats for 3 yrs): Edward Hart, Adam Elbirt

Housing Authority (1 seat for 5 years): Michaela Eldridge

Planning Board (1 seat for 5 yrs): Vanessa Charles

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