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Spotlight, League cancel Monday debate

A candidate forum cosponsored by The Spotlight and the League of Women Voters of Albany County for this evening has been cancelled in anticipation of severe weather.

The Monday, Oct. 29, debate was to have taken place at the Guilderland Public Library between candidates for the 46th State Senate District, George Amedore and Cecilia Tkaczyk.

Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring severe weather, including high winds, to the area at the time the debate was scheduled, leading organizers to call off the event in the interest of safety. Travel during this time would prove to be problematic at best. It is not yet known if the debate will be rescheduled.

Two other are, as of Monday, going forward as planned. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Colonie, candidates running for the 110th State Assembly District (Phillip Steck and Jennifer Whalen) will debate from approximately 7 to 8 p.m., and candidates for two open Colonie Town Board seats (David Green, Brian Haak, Joe Gomez and David Rowley) will debate from approximately 8 to 9 p.m. The Colonie Chamber of Commerce is cosponsoring this event.

On Thursday, Nov. 1, at Bethlehem Town Hall, candidates for Bethlehem Town Board (Bill Reinhardt and Jeremy Martelle) will debate from approximately 7 to 8 p.m., and candidates for the 109th State Assembly District (Patricia Fahy, Ted Danz and Joe Sullivan) will debate from approximately 8 to 9 p.m.

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