Tuesday night's Selectmen debate highlighted candidates' similarities across party lines. All three candidates for the Board of Selectmen -- Democrat incumbent David Bayne, Republican Jerry Nielsen and Republican Jayme Stevenson -- said the No. 1 issue to be addressed by the board is taxes. The three candidates agreed on other issues throughout the course of the League of Women Voters' Candidates' Night event at town hall.
Though there are only three official candidates for the four seats, this year's race is technically still a contested one. Since there are three candidates for first selectman, the two runners-ups will be dropped down into the pool for the general board, according to Town Clerk Donna Rajczewski.