TOWNSEND -- A Candidates Night will be held Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall's Great Hall, sponsored by the Townsend Times.

Deputy Town Moderator John Barrett has agreed to moderate the event.

Townsend voters and all candidates for election in this year's Annual Town Election are invited to attend.

The moderator and candidates will be arranged on-stage; the moderator will use a podium and the candidates will be seated at a long table.

Candidates -- both opposed and unopposed -- will be invited to make an opening statement of up to three minutes. Questions will follow, and may be posed by other candidates or by members of the public. Answer, too, should be kept to approximately three minutes. The night will conclude with an opportunity for candidates to make closing statements.

Contested races this year include selectman, town clerk and water commission.