Watch Senate, Rep Debates Now on LTC
LOWELL -- The candidate debates co-sponsored by The Sun last week are now available to watch online. The debates were held at UMass Lowell and televised by Lowell Telecommunications Corp. The 1st Middlesex District state Senate candidates are John Drinkwater, Rodney Elliott, Edward Kennedy, William Martin and Terry Ryan for the Democratic primary. The election is to replace Eileen Donoghue, who left the Senate to become Lowell’s city manager. The Democratic primary candidates in the 18th Middlesex District race for state representative are James Leary, Sam Meas, incumbent Rady Mom and Rithy Uong. To watch Senate debate for the 1st Middlesex District, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTWFgLS_Zj8 . To watch the House of Representatives debate for the 18th Middlesex District, visit www.youtube.com/ watch?v=aUYxdKeg9ac. The debates are also available to watch on LTC channels 8 and 99.
-- KORI TUITT
Meet candidates at two events
LOWELL -- Voters will have an opportunity to meet candidates in the 3rd District congressional race before the primary on Tuesday, Sept. 4, thanks to the Coalition for a Better Acre, Lowell Votes and the Lowell Democratic City Committee.
On Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., potential voters can come to the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway St., to meet with 3rd District candidates. Candidates will make their way around different tables, each with eight to 10 voters, to answer questions and have a discussion for five minutes at each table.
The Democratic candidates in that race are Jeff Ballinger, Alexandra Chandler, Beej Das, Rufus Gifford, Leonard Golder, Dan Koh, Barbara L’Italien, Bopha Malone, Juana Matias and Lori Trahan.
The event is meant to be a casual way to meet with candidates. Pizza will be served. Translation services will be available in Spanish and Khmer. For more information, visit www.cbacre.org .
The CBA will host another candidate event during its monthly CHOP Dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 29, for those running in the 1st Middlesex State Senate race and 18th Middlesex race for state representative. The event will take place at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The Democratic candidates in the 1st Middlesex District race are John Drinkwater, Rodney Elliott, Edward Kennedy, William Martin and Terry Ryan. The Democratic candidates in the 18th Middlesex District race are James Leary, Sam Meas, Rady Mom and Rithy Uong. The primary election is on Sept. 4.
For more information, visit www.cbacre.org .
-- KORI TUITT
Yard sale, weiner roast rescheduled
GROTON -- Due to the inclement weather last Saturday, the yard sale and weiner roast at Christian Union Church has been rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is at 37 West Main St. (Route 225), in West Groton. For more information, call 978-448-5480 or 978-272-0145.