PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Port Chester resident Anthony Caputa wants the village candidates for mayor to discuss how to lower taxes and fix the sewers during Friday’s Rye-Rye Brook-Port Chester League of Women Voters mayoral candidates forum.
“The sewers are very bad in our village,” he said.
The candidates Neil Pagano and Mayor Dennis Pilla will discuss issues and answer questions beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Room 229 of Port Chester High School, 1 Tamarack Road, Rye Brook.
Residents can view the forum on Port Chester Public Access TV at dates and times not yet determined.
The event can also be viewed at the league’s Facebook site: Facebook.com/LWVRRBPC.
Pilla, running on the Citizens for Better Government line and Pagano, the Republican, Conservative and Independent party candidate, are competing for a two-year term.
Candidates running for six, three-year seats on the Village Board are incumbents Daniel Brakewood (D, CBG), Joseph Kenner (R), Saverio Terenzi (R, C, I), Luis Marino (D, CBG) and Bart Didden (C, I).
Challengers are Gregory Adams (D, CBG), Gene Ceccarelli (Pride of Port Chester), John Reavis (Coalition Party), Ricardo Dos Anjos (C) and Frank Ferrara (R), who serves on the Industrial Development Agency.
John Branca is not seeking re-election to the Village Board.
John Lanuk, an oil serviceman to Port Chester homes, and volunteer fireman wants the candidates to address how they would lower taxes, and feels village police, public works, and other departments work hard to help maintain the community.
“The municipal services are good,” he said.