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Niagara Falls City Council election results

Democrat Andrew P. Touma was the top vote getter in the Niagara Falls City Council race.

The three Democratic candidates took home the victory in Tuesday's election for City Council, per unofficial results from the Niagara County Board of Elections.

Andrew P. Touma - 4,208

Kristen M. Grandinetti - 3,736

Charles A. Walker - 3,464

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Who's endorsing whom for Niagara Falls City Council?

Updated 3:43 p.m.

In my story today, I outline some of the top donors to each of the six candidates running for Niagara Falls City Council.

I've also compiled a list of each candidate's endorsements. In parentheses next to the candidates' names are the lines each has on the ballot.

Samuel F. Fruscione (C, I) - Niagara County Conservative Party, Niagara County Independence Party, Laborers Local 91 and Niagara Orleans Labor Council AFL-CIO.

Kristen M. Grandinetti (D, WF) - Niagara County Working Families Party, Niagara County Building Trades, Niagara Falls Firefighters, Women's TAP Fund, Stonewall Democrats, Iron Workers Local 9, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rep. Brian HIggins.

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Audio: Niagara Falls City Council candidates forum

The six candidates actively campaigning for three open seats on the Niagara Falls City Council took part in a candidates forum Wednesday night. (Here's my live blog from the event.)

Listen to the full audio of the one hour, 11 minute event:

Download the 137 MB mp3 by clicking here.

Review live blog: Niagara Falls City Council candidates forum

City Council candidates forum slated for Oct. 30

A forum for City Council candidates will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in the second-floor auditorium of Earl W. Brydges Public Library, 1425 Main St.

The event is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Block Club Council, the Niagara Falls chapter of the NAACP and the Kiwanis Club of Niagara Falls.

It will be moderated by Corey Bower, an assistant professor of leadership and politics at Niagara University.

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Republican candidate drops out of Niagara Falls Council race

Updated 3:07 p.m.

Robert J. Elder, one of three Republican-endorsed candidates running for City Council next month, has dropped out of the race.

Elder notified Niagara Falls Republican Committee Chairwoman Patricia Castillo Tuesday afternoon via text message, Castillo said.

Elder told The Buffalo News today he was dropping out for personal reasons.

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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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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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