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League to Hold School/Library Board Forum in New Rochelle

While all candidates are running unopposed, the forum will allow voters to become better informed.

The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will hold a public forum at 7 p.m. May 7 for the candidates for the New Rochelle Board of Education and the New Rochelle Public Library.

Incumbents Chrisanne Petrone and David Lacher are running unopposed for two vacant school board seats. Haina Just-Michael and Bernardo Nunez are, likewise, running unopposed for two library board seats. Nunez was appointed mid-term to fill a vacancy.

The forum will be held at the in the Ossie Davis Theater.

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During the forum, candidates will answer questions from the audience about the school and library budgets and other issues.

The forum will be videotaped for replay on local cable television channels.

The election will be May 15. Votes on the school and library budgets will take place at the same time.

Brian O May 02, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Not that I am interested or eligible to run for office but with school taxes the way they are, it is very surprising that no one is challenging the two incumbents. That said I must say that D. Lacher and C. Petrone do wonderful work on the Board. It really is a thankless job , so I hope they continue doing the great work that they do. Eventually you get to the point where there is no room for any more school cuts without hurting the quality of Education that are kids receive.
Michael Woyton May 02, 2012 at 01:50 PM
I am always surprised and a little disappointed when elections are not challenged—even if the incumbents are completely worthy of re-election. Without the challenge, there is little reason to discuss the issues.

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