V I D E O O F A L L 3 O N L I N E
LWV of Weston Debates online - go to the debate link below which takes you to them!
ALL THREE (3) DEBATES - IN "SETS" OF THREE AS ABOVE - AVAILABLE AT WESTON LIBRARY
Did you watch debates live? It
was standing room only at the Weston Library Community Room.
Caught every nuance? Click on debate "card" above for the
one you'd like to see some old-fashioned still pictures from!
Take out a set of DVDs from the Weston Library (find the "LWV 'cart'") and set your own schedule!!!
Or do you prefer to watch debates on TV, like football games? Town
Channel 79 will have them running on Town TV until Election Day
November 3rd! Schedule to be announced.
BUT...here in 2015 there are other ways to view debates from the Weston
LWV! Are you on a long train ride to New York City? Watch
Selectmen and Board of Finance when there aren't delays, and if
there is a delay, watch the Board of Education - which ran over its hour
schedule but the League let it run because it was the last debate and
questions were so good!
ALL DEBATES NOW UPLOADED AND AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.lwvweston.org .
L W V O
F W E S T O N P I C T U R
E S T O R Y . . .
B O A R D O F S E L E C T M E N D E B A T E V I D E O
Weston LWV tried something new this year - get all the contested seats
debated at once and early so that people would be able to either sit
through them, read about them later, or alternatively, watch replays on
Town TV Channel 79, take out DVDs from the Library or watch from their
computers or on hand held devices or smartphones. The crowd appeared
right on time!!!
Starting off first was the debate-within-a-debate for First
Selectman. They managed to answer five questions in 15
minutes...setting up the full Board of Selectmen debate to follow.
In answering the first question at the First Selectman's debate above...below, the candidates tackle some big issues.
A full hour of all four candidates together - nine more
questions with closing statements! Above, the last question in Board of Selectmen's debate.
B O A R D O F F I N A N C E D E B A T E V I D E O
The two-candidate debate for the two-year seat...
And did we mention already that next up was the debate for
two-year seat on the Board of Finance...and almost nobody had left!
Hal Shupack and Woody Bliss sitings!!! Previous First Selectmen still interested in League debates.
OMG the questions came fast and furious from the full house!!! In
one-half hour the candidates (shown in previous line above) answered nine (9) questions!!!
USE YOUR IMAGINATION...PICTURE WRAPS FROM PETER'S AND CIDER AND FOR A REALLY SPECIAL FEW - COFFEE AT 12 NOON!
And then it was League Lunch (i.e. "Play With Your Food" style) for all the stoic audience and candidates
who stayed! The one thing League almost missed in the whole day so
far was making coffee available early...but no problem! After
lunch we offered coffee to those who still needed the caffeine (and the
coffee was still HOT coffee, a miracle!!!).
B O A R D O F E D U C A T I O N D E B A T E V I D E O
MORE PIX BELOW! This was a wonderful debate, and gave everyone
the sense that the Board of Education really does work as a team.
There were a dozen
questions asked and answered in a slightly extended (by 10 minutes)
debate for control of that board. Close ups below in order of seating...
THANKS TO ALL CANDIDATES WHO PARTICIPATED AND TO ALL WESTONITES WHO CAME TO THIS EVENT!
NOTE: It was announced that the debates themselves were able to
be conducted because of the generosity of Westonites supporting our