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Civility was the order of the day as the three candidates for first selectman engaged in a debate Tuesday night that was notable for its lack of debating.
The event, sponsored by Trumbull Rotary and the Trumbull Chamber of Commerce and moderated by League of Women Voters member Carole Fanslow, featured 14 questions that candidates took turns answering. Candidates were also entitled to brief rebuttals of other candidates’ answers, but took the opportunity to do so only four times. Democrat Vicki Tesoro spoke up three times after Republican Paul Lavoie had concluded his response. Lavoie in turn rebutted Tesoro’s answers once.