Bower and Evans were among 11 council candidates explaining their stances at the debate, sponsored by the The Milford Daily News and the Country Gazette and attended by a dozen residents. Three other hopefuls - incumbent Joseph McGann, Chairman Christopher Feeley and challenger Sergey Yurgenson - could not attend.Only a dozen residents attended?
While candidates were queried on a number of subjects, much of the night's focus turned to the debate on the tax rate. Incumbent Thomas Doak said he supported the single rate since businesses, making up only 20 percent of the tax base, would have to take on an unduly large burden to lighten the load for homeowners, who represent 80 percent of the base.
How was this advertised?