2015-10-09 / Community News

Candidates forum



Kathryn Miles, second from left, answers a question from the media during Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Night Wednesday, Sept. 30. Miles, along with Donna Beeley, left, and Jackie Perry, second from right, are seeking a three-year seat on the board of education. Cari Lyford, right, is looking to fill the remaining year on Jane Leng’s term. Leng resigned this spring. During the course of 45 minutes, the candidates spoke about scheduling and preparedness at the high school, flaws in the budget process and course offerings they would like to see introduced/reintroduced in the school district. (Michael Kelley photos) Kathryn Miles, second from left, answers a question from the media during Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce’s Candidates Night Wednesday, Sept. 30. Miles, along with Donna Beeley, left, and Jackie Perry, second from right, are seeking a three-year seat on the board of education. Cari Lyford, right, is looking to fill the remaining year on Jane Leng’s term. Leng resigned this spring. During the course of 45 minutes, the candidates spoke about scheduling and preparedness at the high school, flaws in the budget process and course offerings they would like to see introduced/reintroduced in the school district. (Michael Kelley photos)

Chris Caiazzo, second from left, speaks as fellow town council candidates Jim Benedict, left, Robert Rowan, center, William Somers, second from right, and Mike Turek, right, look on during the annual candidates night last week. Caiazzo, the current chairman of the board of education’s finance committee, is looking to fill one of two three-year terms on the town council. The group answered questions from local reporters and members of the audience for 90 minutes, including if they felt the current council were mishandling issues; if the town is doing enough to meet the needs of seniors; the influence of state government on town decisions; school funding; and parking at Higgins Beach. Ballots for the Nov. 3 election are available in the town clerk’s office. Chris Caiazzo, second from left, speaks as fellow town council candidates Jim Benedict, left, Robert Rowan, center, William Somers, second from right, and Mike Turek, right, look on during the annual candidates night last week. Caiazzo, the current chairman of the board of education’s finance committee, is looking to fill one of two three-year terms on the town council. The group answered questions from local reporters and members of the audience for 90 minutes, including if they felt the current council were mishandling issues; if the town is doing enough to meet the needs of seniors; the influence of state government on town decisions; school funding; and parking at Higgins Beach. Ballots for the Nov. 3 election are available in the town clerk’s office.

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