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Brookhaven supervisor hopefuls to speak at Gordon Heights forum

Former county legislator Vivian Viloria-Fisher; Brookhaven Town Supervisor

Former county legislator Vivian Viloria-Fisher; Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine. Photo Credit: Newsday

The candidates for Brookhaven Town supervisor are expected to appear tonight at a bilingual candidates forum in Gordon Heights.

A forum spokesman said Supervisor Edward P. Romaine, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, former county legislator Vivian Viloria-Fisher, have confirmed they will take part in the 7 p.m. debate, at the Gordon Heights Fire House, 23 Hawkins Ave.

The event is hosted by Gordon Heights civic groups and immigrant advocacy organizations, the Long Island Civic Engagement Table and Long Island Wins.

A bilingual interpreter will provide translations of the debate, which can be heard through headphones. Dozens of headphones will be available, said Long Island Civic Engagement Table spokesman Daniel Altschuler.

Questions for the candidates will be posed by civic leaders, he said.

County Legis. Robert Calarco (D-Patchogue), who is running for re-election in the 7th Legislative District, also is scheduled to appear. His Republican opponent, John Halverson, had not responded to messages inviting him to participate, Altschuler said.

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