Candidates to Square Off at Debate

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber of Commerce has announced on its Web site that it will host a debate for the candidates for Town Council in the upcoming Nov. 5 election. In an email dated Sept. 16 and addressed to the six candidates, The Country Chronicle and two teachers from Blythewood and Westwood high schools, Chamber Chairman Mike Switzer said the debate will be held at the Manor in the town park on Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. and will be co-hosted by Blythewood and Westwood high schools. Switzer said two Blythewood high school government/civics students will moderate the debate. The Chamber Web site said the candidates — Bob Massa, Bob Mangone, Tom Utroska, Ernestine Middleton, Paul Moscati and Ed Garrison – will answer questions selected by the Chamber Board from among those submitted by the public at the Chamber’s online Blythewood Debate Question Form at

Switzer asked in his email that the candidates “‘reply to all’ so that the Country Chronicle and the teachers will also know your responses.” Switzer did not send any notification concerning the debate to The Voice.

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