Point Beach Candidates Debates Moved to Antrim School
Woman's Club agrees to change of venue for Oct. 18 and 20 debates
The Point Beach candidates debates will be held in the auditorium of the G. Harold Antrim Elementary School to accomodate the large crowd anticipated.
The Borough Council candidates' debate is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 and the mayoral debate is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Antrim, said Gail Saxer of the League of Women Voters, which will moderate the debates.
The original plan was to hold the debate at the Woman's Club on St. Louis Avenue, since the Woman's Club had asked for and is sponsoring the debates.
However, after a number of local residents asked the club to move the debates to Antrim to accomodate the large crowd anticipated, the club agreed.
Mayor Vincent Barrella, running for the second consecutive year as an Independent, is challenged by Republican Stephen Reid and Democrat Tim Lurie.
The two council seats are sought by: Republican candidates Andy Cortes and William Mayer; Independent candidates Phyllis Thomson and Bret Gordon, who are running with Barrella; Independent candidate Kitty Stillufsen, who is not running with the Barrella slate; and Demcrats Frank Rizzo and Nick Mazzola.
Rizzo, who has missed numerous council meetings recently due to serious health problems, is the only incumbent in the council race. All other council candidates are running for the first time.
The second council seat up for grabs is held by Republican Sean Hennessy, who is not running for re-election.