SARANAC LAKE - With Tom Catillaz actively in the running again for Harrietstown supervisor, he and Bob Bevilacqua have agreed to meet for a debate that was called off when Catillaz temporarily suspended his campaign.
The debate will now take place at 7 p.m. this coming Monday, Oct. 29, in the auditorium of the Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St., Saranac Lake. It is expected to last about an hour.
The debate is being organized by the Enterprise and Denton Publications. Enterprise Managing Editor Peter Crowley will moderate, and the candidates will take questions from a panel of veteran local journalists, including Enterprise Senior Staff Writer Chris Knight and Denton Assistant Managing Editor Andy Flynn.
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Catillaz, a Democrat, announced Friday that he was resuming his campaign, which had been dormant for 10 days while he dealt with a serious family medical issue out of state.
The campaign team of Bevilacqua, a Republican, issued a press release over the weekend calling for the debate to be rescheduled. Denton and the Enterprise did that Monday.
The debate will be broadcast locally over WNBZ-WIRD radio, and the Enterprise and Denton are arranging for video of the debate to be available on the newspapers' websites the next day.
The winner of the Nov. 6 election will serve the last year of a term that Larry Miller vacated when he stepped down as supervisor earlier this year. A full four-year supervisor term will be on the ballot in 2013.