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March 29, 2013

U.S. Senate debate at UMass Lowell, April 8

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LOWELL — Candidates seeking to fill the U.S. Senate seat representing Massachusetts will debate at UMass Lowell on Monday, April 8.

The candidates in the Democratic primary — U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey — will debate starting at 7:30 p.m. All three candidates in the Republican race — businessman Gabriel Gomez, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Dan Winslow — have been invited to debate, as well. If they accept, the Republican debate will be held at 6 p.m.

UMass Lowell student panelists will ask questions of the candidates at the event, which is co-sponsored UMass Lowell and the Boston Herald. The moderator will be media entrepreneur and reporter Jaclyn Cashman. Students from schools across Massachusetts will be invited to attend, along with the public and all media organizations, including any TV and radio stations interested in airing the debate live.

The candidates are seeking to replace John Kerry, who resigned from the Senate earlier this year to become U.S. secretary of state. Voters will go to the polls for the Democratic and Republican primaries April 30 with the winners facing each other in the special election on June 25.

Register to vote at Andover Town Meeting by April 16

The Andover Annual Town Meeting will be held on May 6, 7 and 8 at the Andover High School Collins Field House at Andover High School on Shawsheen Road. The meetings will start at 7 p.m. each night.

The last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Meeting is Tuesday, April 16. The town clerk’s office will be open for new registrations from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day.

A shuttle bus will be available to take voters to and from the parking lots to the field house on the first two nights of the Town Meeting (May 6 and 7). Shuttle service will start at 6:15 p.m.

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