It’s the Bristol County sheriff’s race that many have waited years for.
Twenty-five-year incumbent Tom Hodgson is being challenged by three-term Attleboro mayor Paul Heroux.
Both candidates were invited to participate in The Chat for a conversation about issues and ideas related to managing Bristol County’s correctional facilities. Heroux accepted our invitation; Hodgson accepted then later declined.
Editor’s note: The Light regrets that Sheriff Hodgson has withdrawn his participation in The Chat, our ongoing series of community conversations. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public service news outlet we take our journalistic ethics seriously. Our newsroom is wholly independent of our funders including donors, founders, directors and business sponsors; they have no influence over news content. You can find our Ethics & Practices Policy posted on our website.
THE CHAT ARCHIVES
Lee Blake and Timothy Dale Walker will join New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane for the latest episode of The Chat on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. for a free hour-long discussion via Zoom about New Bedford’s place in the Underground Railroad.
The Chat examines the effort to repeal the law that grants driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.
What if the state spent tens of millions building passenger rail from New Bedford to Boston, and city residents said we don’t want it? That’s what will be decided by way of a referendum question on the city’s November ballot.