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Video: Watch the entire debate between candidates in Democratic primary for Niagara Falls City Council

Three of the four candidates in running in the Democratic primary for Niagara Falls City Council participated in a debate hosted by The Buffalo News on Friday.

Incumbents Sam Fruscione and Charles Walker, along with challenger Andrew Touma talked about issues including economic development, tourism and the city's reputation. Incumbent Kristen Grandinetti did not participate due to illness.

Watch the entire debate, broken down into segments:

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Live video at 1 p.m.: Democratic primary debate with candidates for Niagara Falls City Council

Join us at 1 p.m. for a debate among the candidates in the Democratic primary for Niagara Falls City Council.

All four candidates had originally accepted our invitation, but incumbent Kristen M. Grandinetti informed the Buffalo News on Thursday that she won't be able to participate due to an illness.

Audio: City Council candidates share ideas at forum

A candidates forum was held Monday night at the Rapids Theatre for seven City Council hopefuls. (Read the story.)

I've got the first three hours of the event on my digital audio recorder.

Let's start with the opening statements from each of the seven candidates. (In order of speaking: Samuel F. Fruscione, Vincent M. Sandonato, Charles A. Walker, Kristen M. Grandinetti, Andrew P. Touma, Robert J. Elder and Russell F. Vesci)

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Live online debate between Dem candidates for Niagara Falls City Council set for Aug. 30

The Democratic candidates for Niagara Falls City Council competing in September's primary will appear in a live debate on BuffaloNews.com later this month.

Incumbents Sam Fruscione, Kristen Grandinetti and Charles Walker, along with challenger Andrew Touma, have accepted invitations to participate in a debate hosted by The Buffalo News. It will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 30.

The video will be streamed on BuffaloNews.com and here on The Brink blog. Reporters Aaron Besecker and Brian Meyer will moderate.

Questions from readers are being accepted for use in the debate. Send your ideas for questions to [email protected] by Aug. 27.

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Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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