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Independent Newspapers will be taking part in several candidate forums prior to Election Day on Nov. 4. Is there a question you'd like to ask a candidate or candidates running for state and local office in South Kingstown, Narragansett, North Kingstown or East Greenwich? In the form below, please note the candidate/race your question is intended for. Independent staff and our forum partners, the South Kingstown-Narragansett League of Women Voters and the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, will select the questions that are used during the forums listed below:

Independent Newspapers/SK-Narragansett League of Women Voters forums - Narragansett Town Hall, 25 Fifth Ave., Narragansett
Sept. 30: R.I. Senate candidates (Districts, 35, 36, 37 and 38) - 6:30 p.m.
Sept 30: R.I. House candidates (Districts 33, 34, 35, and 36) - 8 p.m.
Oct. 8: South Kingstown Town Council candidates - 8 p.m.
Oct. 14: Narragansett School Committee candidates - 6:30 p.m.
Oct: 14: Narragansett Town Council candidates - 8 p.m.

Independent Newspapers/NK Chamber of Commerce forums - Beechwood: A Center for Life Enrichment, 44 Beach St., North Kingstown
Oct. 20: North Kingstown Town Council candidates - 7 p.m.
Oct. 22 - North Kingstown School Committee candidates - 7 p.m.
Oct. 22 - R.I. House and Senate candidates (House District 31 and 32; Senate District 35 and 36) - 8 p.m.

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Do you believe Rhode Island schools should cancel the fall sports season to slow the spread of the coronavirus?

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League has a blueprint of possibilities and a start date for sports in the 2020-21 academic year, but no final decisions have been made about what the upcoming fall season will look like on fields and courts around the Ocean State. The league shared its thinking on Wednesday in a virtual press conference and in a presentation titled “The Safe Return of Education-Based Athletics” that was sent to member schools. The Principals’ Committee on Athletics – the league’s governing body – has voted to delay the start of fall sports practices from Aug. 17 to Sept. 14. While the league unveiled a model for fall sports and beyond that could be implemented under current state guidelines, no decision will be made until after Aug. 17. With that in mind, do you believe the RIIL should vote to cancel the fall sports season given the current state of the coronavirus pandemic in Rhode Island?

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