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LWV Of New Rochelle To Hold Candidates Forum

The forum will be in the library's Ossie Davis Auditorum.
The forum will be in the library's Ossie Davis Auditorum. Photo Credit: New Rochelle Public Library

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Candidates running for the New Rochelle Board of Education and for Library Board of Trustees will participate on May 11 in a forum sponsored by The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle.

The forum takes place at the New Rochelle Public Library's Ossie Davis Auditorium and will be conducted by a league moderator from outside the district.

Candidates for the two five-year terms on the Board of Education are incumbent Lianne Merchant, along with Madalli Paci Atallah and Vincent J. Malfetano.

Candidates for the Library Board for one five-year term and completion of a three-year term and and a one-year term are Jay G. Wegimont and incumbents George K. Walters, Charles F. Burke, Jr., Damon Maher.

The candidates will make presentations and answer questions from the audience at the forum. School board candidates will appear from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the library board candidates from 7 to 7:45 p.m.

Questions are to be submitted in writing before the program begins by calling (914)-715-3916 or emailing

The forum will be aired repeatedly on local cable television in the days leading up to the May 19 election.

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