Newport City Council candidate forum, Feb. 20

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NEWPORT — A candidate forum will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20, featuring all five candidates seeking election to the Newport City Council.

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The forum will be held at the meeting room of the United Church of Newport from 6 to 8 p.m.

There are five candidates seeking two positions of alderman on the city council, creating a best two-of-five race.

Voters will make their choices at the polls on Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 3.

All five candidates have said they will attend the forum.

They are Kevin Charboneau, the only incumbent in the race; John Wilson, a long-time former alderman; and three newcomers to the council, Amy Gillespie, Carl King, and Chris Vachon.

Julie Raboin, whose term is up as alderman this year, has opted not to run again right now.

The moderator will be Bruce James, president of Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce based in Newport City.

Questions will be asked by area journalists and members of the audience.

The forum is organized by Robin Smith, a reporter for The Orleans County Record/The Caledonian-Record.

Residents, voters, and anyone interested in Newport City are invited to attend.

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