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District Attorney Candidates to Debate at School of Law

Posted Monday, October 4, 2010

Western New England College School of Law will host the first public debate between Hampden County District Attorney candidates Stephen Buoniconti and Mark Mastroianni on Monday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. The debate, which will be held in the Blake Law Center's J. Gerard Pellegrini Moot Court Room, is free and open to the public.

"This debate will be an opportunity for each candidate to speak directly to voters about the opportunities and challenges facing the next District Attorney." said Arthur D. Wolf, Director of the School of Law's Institute for Legislative and Governmental Affairs, who will serve as moderator. Buoniconti, a Democrat, and Mastroianni, and unenrolled candidate, will face questions from a panel including journalist Stephanie Barry, local attorney Van Johnson, and Western New England College School of Law professor Arthur Leavens. The forum is scheduled to last approximately 60 minutes.

While the forum is open to the public, seating in the Pellegrini Moot Court Room is limited. Additional seating will be provided in the Law Center Commons, where guests will be able to watch the debate live on a wide-screen television. The debate will also be broadcast live via the internet. People interested in accessing the webcast can visit the School of Law's web page where they will find a live stream of the event. The live web streaming is a collaborative effort of the Western New England College School of Law, the Office of Information Technology, and the Office of Marketing and External Affairs.

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