To the editor,
This is to let Croton residents know about an upcoming candidate forum to be held at the Croton Free Library, Saturday March 8th, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Originally the intention of the forum was to have a non-partisan event at which both the Republican and Democratic candidates would meet and directly interact with voters in a relaxed and forthright manner.
Unfortunately, the Republican candidates have declined to attend and so the forum, to be moderated by Croton resident and distinguished broadcast journalist Paul Loewenwarter, will now feature Rick Olver and Ann Gallelli alone. It is regrettable that the Republicans declined since the only other such opportunity; the League of Women Voters debate usually held at the Municipal Building, may not take place this year.
We supporters of Rick and Ann are eager for residents to hear what they have to say. It’s our hope that the Republican candidates will change their minds and attend on March 8th so that voters can exchange views and ideas with all the candidates and truly make an informed choice at the polls on March 18th.
— Paul Rolnick