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Commons, BCTV present candidates’ forum for Brattleboro Selectboard

BRATTLEBORO—Brattleboro Community Television will team up with The Commons to present a Selectboard candidates forum on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the BCTV studios on the third floor of the Municipal Center, 230 Main St.

Randolph T. Holhut, news editor of The Commons, will moderate. Olga Peters, host of “Green Mountain Mornings” on WKVT Radio, will ask questions, along with another panelist still to be determined.

The forum will be broadcast live on BCTV, and streamed live at

Brandi Starr, the lone candidate for the three-year seat on the Selectboard, will appear live, along with two of the candidates for the two one-year seats, incumbent Tim Wessel and newcomer Shanta Lee Gander.

A third candidate for the one-year seat, William Forchion, is unable to appear, but will offer a pre-recorded candidates statement, as well as answers to some of the questions from the panel.

Audience questions for the candidates may be submitted in person during the forum at BCTV’s studio or as comments on Facebook Live, streamed on Brattleboro Community TV and The Commons Facebook pages.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #446 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018). This story appeared on page A5.

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