Question the candidates May 14 at Ashland's Annual Forum


Ashland – The annual, live Candidates” Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 14, giving citizens the opportunity to directly question those running for town boards and committees. The forum, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Ashland Library, Community Room, 66 Front St., will be moderated by Roberta Soolman. The public is invited to attend.

All candidates have been invited to participate. At the time of this writing, there are no contested seats. The group organizing the forum consists of members from the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and the civic group, We Love Ashland. This is the sixth year the group has run a live forum at the library.

Town elections will be held Tuesday, May 20, at the Ashland High School, 65 East Union St.

For information on the forum, e-mail?[email protected].


The annual, live forum gives citizens an opportunity to directly question the candidates and learn about important issues. The following candidates have been invited to participate on May 14.

Town Meeting Moderator (1 seat for 1 yr) Adam Shuster
Selectman (1 seat for 3 yrs) Steven Mitchell
Assessor (1 seat for 3 yrs) Charles Green
School Committee (1 seat for 3 yrs) Laurie Tosti
Library Trustee (2 seats for 3 yrs) Carolyn Bell, Kab Rabinowitz
Board of Health (2 seats for 3 yrs) Edward Hart, Adam Elbirt
Housing Authority (1 seat for 5 years) Michaela Eldridge
Planning Board (1 seat for 5 yrs) Vanessa Charles