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What would you like us to ask first selectman candidates in Old Lyme and Salem?

The Day is seeking input from residents and business owners in Old Lyme and Salem as we prepare for October 25 debates between the candidates for first selectman in those towns.

In Old Lyme, incumbent Republican First Selectman Timothy Griswold is running against Democrat Martha Shoemaker. In Salem, two current selectmen are running for the top seat: Republican Ed Chmielewski and Democrat Hugh McKenney.

The Old Lyme debate begins at 1 p.m. and the Salem debate is scheduled for 2:30. Both debates will be livestreamed on and on Facebook and will be available later on demand.

We'd like to hear from town residents and business owners about which issues are most important for us to cover during the debate. If you have questions for the candidates please enter them below or email them to Elizabeth Regan at and put DEBATE in the subject line.


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