The candidates for mayor of Manchester squared off in their first face-to-face forum Thursday night. Incumbent three-term Mayor Ted Gatsas is being challenged by Joyce Craig, a veteran alderman.
The two presented starkly contrasting visions for the state’s largest city.
The forum took place at an elementary school — an appropriate setting considering that education was a running theme through the evening.
Craig, a Democrat, faulted Gatsas for large class sizes and other problems in Manchester’s schools.