N. Bellmore PTA council cancels candidates' forum


The North Bellmore Coordinating Council of PTAs has announced that the second “Meet the Candidates” night featuring two school board hopefuls has been canceled.

The parent organization planned to sponsor a community forum on Monday, June 24, at Newbridge Road Elementary School, but canceled the event. Jo-Ann Erhard, the organization’s president, said one of the candidates in the two-person special election that will decide the fate of the final seat on next year’s board could not attend the forum.

Incumbent JoAnn DeLauter and challenger Frank LaMagra tied in their race for one seat on the Board of Education on May 21. They will now face off in a runoff election on June 25. Voters may cast their ballots at Newbridge Road, at 1601 Newbridge Road, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.