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2012 Candidates' Night: Selectman Hopefuls Discuss Local Issues [VIDEO]

Matt Borrelli and Michael Greis answered questions about the Stretch Energy Code, town finances, retail alcohol sales and other topics at the League of Women Voters forum on Monday, April 2.

The two candidates for a two-year term on the Needham Board of Selectmen shared their views on a variety of topics Monday night during the League of Women Voters of Needham Candidates' Night, held at .

At the forum, which also featured the three candidates vying for two seats on the Park and Recreation Commission, selectman candidates and answered questions from the crowd over the course of about an hour, covering issues such as whether the town should adopt the Stretch Energy Code (Greis said yes; Borrelli said no), whether wine and beer shops should be allowed in Needham (both felt it was a possibility) and how the town should proceed with land purchases, capital improvements and overrides.

Greis and Borrelli are both running for the unfinished two-year term on the Board of Selectmen left vacant by of Selectman Jim Healy in February. Current selectmen and are running uncontested for re-election to their three-year terms and did not speak at the League of Women Voters event on Monday night.

The event was moderated byErin Pastuszenski, former vice president of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and a current member of the board of directors for the LWV of Concord-Carlisle.

Click above right to view video of the selectman candidates' responses to several of the questions posed during the forum. The full event was broadcast live on The Needham Channel and will be played again in the days before the April 10 Town Election. Visit the station's website for a schedule.

Look for a recap of the Park and Recreation candidates' discussion soon on Needham Patch.

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