Selectboard candidates will face off in forum

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Community Television will team up with The Commons to present a Selectboard candidates' forum on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Selectboard Room on the second floor of the Municipal Center, 230 Main St.

The program will be broadcast live on BCTV Channel 10. It will also stream live at as well as on Facebook.

Two candidates for a three-year seat, Ben Coplan and incumbent Tim Wessel, will appear, along with four candidates for two one-year seats: Oscar Heller, Elizabeth McLoughlin, Daniel Quipp, and Franz Reichsman.

Randolph T. Holhut, news editor of The Commons, will moderate.

Melanie Winters, news editor of the Brattleboro Reformer, will ask questions, as will Mel Motel, executive director of the Brattleboro Community Justice Center.

Audience questions for the candidates may be submitted in person on a 3x5 notecard during the forum in the Selectboard Room, or submitted as comments on Facebook Live during the forum.

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