Laconia mayor candidates debate on Channel 9 on Sunday

MANCHESTER — WMUR television (Channel 9) will feature a half-hour-long debate between the two men running for mayor of Laconia on its Close Up program on Sunday morning. The program was taped on Friday afternoon for broadcast at 10 a.m.

Appearing on the program, one of several the station plans to broadcast featuring mayor candidates in New Hampshire cities, will be Kaileif Mitchell and Ed Engler. Mitchell is a teaching assistant at the Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield and election moderator in Ward 5. Engler is editor and president of the The Daily Sun.

Close Up is hosted by WMUR anchor Josh McElveen. He and station political director James Pindell asked the questions during the debate, which were not provided to the candidates in advance.

The Laconia election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5.