The BHS library was host to the first annual "Meet The Candidates" night, put on by the BHS Student Council. The event gave the community the chance to become familiar with members of the community running for the Board of Selectman, Board of Education, and Board of Finance, respectively.
Student Moderators gave each candidate a 3-minute period to introduce themselves and their platform before giving the panel a board-centric question.
The absence of First Selectman candidate Bill Tinsley prompted his running mate Marty Flynn to read a short biography to familiarize the public. He also gave a brief background on himself and his platform. Flynn stressed his experience as a small business owner gives him perspective on town issues.
The bill of Lasser-Davidson made note of their recent success in reducing Town Debt and keeping Costco in town, as well as seamlessly transitioning in terms of being incumbent selectmen in reverse positions.
The Board of Education panel focused on expanding the new world language initiative as well as tailoring the curriculum toward the new state common core standards.
Board of Finance focused on continuing the progress made in the past four years, as well as defining their personal opinion on necessities versus niceties.
All in all, the night gave community members the opportunity to meet and understand the positions of who they could potentially vote for on Nov. 5.