The Becket Democratic Town Committee will be hosting a bi-partisan candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Town Hall, 557 Main St., in the lower area.

The five candidates vying for state Sen. Benjamin Downing's seat will be invited to speak in a town-hall style forum with state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli as moderator.

Candidates include Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield; Andrea Harrington, D-Richmond; Christine Canning, R-Lanesborough; Rinaldo Del Gallo III, D-Pittsfield; and Thomas Wickham, D-Lee.

Candidates will be asked questions on the following topics: economic development; education; environment; and broadband service for the Hilltowns and Western Massachusetts.

The forum is open to the public.

Questions regarding the forum can be directed to BDTC chair Tommie Hutto-Blake, 551-208- 0215.