Gloucester candidates to appear at two events next month

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor back-to-back events Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 focused on the Nov. 7 Gloucester election. On Nov. 1, Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff will moderate a candidates’ forum for the seven candidates competing for four at-large City Council positions, beginning at 6 p.m. On Nov. 2, Rockport Town Moderator Robert Visnick will present a Ward 2 council candidate debate between Joe Giacalone and Ken Hecht at 6 p.m., followed by a mayoral debate at 7 p.m. between Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and challenger Francisco Sclafani. The events, both at at Gloucester Stage Company’s Gorton Theater, 267 East Main St., are free and open to the public.


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