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Debate for Braintree candidates unlikely

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A debate appears to be unlikely debate among candidates for municipal offices before the Nov. 5 election, even after Town Clerk Joseph Powers called out the town’s civic groups for not organizing one. Powers’s blunt remarks, made during a televised candidate forum he hosted last week, raised eyebrows among the groups. “He’s free to volunteer to organize as many debates as he wants, and good luck to him,” said East Braintree Civic Association chairman Dave Oliva. “It’s easy when you’re being paid to do something; it’s a little more difficult when you’re a volunteer.” Oliva said the groups had prioritized other issues, and that a debate was discussed but simply never came together. There is not enough time to organize a debate now, Oliva said, citing logistical challenges. Three seats on the town council are being contested in the election, while former Town Meeting member George Kokoros launched a write-in campaign last week for an uncontested spot on the School Committee.

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