Mayoral candidates Ann Thane, incumbent, and Michael Villa, challenger, have both agreed to a debate which will be held this Thursday, October 22 at 7:00pm at the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. The debate, which was organized by Joe Isabel of WCSS radio station, is planned to last approximately two hours and will be moderated by WCSS intern and former Amsterdam Mohawks baseball announcer Brandon Hillier.
Four panelists will ask questions of the candidates. The panelists will be Nicole Hemsley, director of the Amsterdam Free Library, Michael La Coppola, board member of the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency, Tim Becker, publisher of the Mohawk Valley Compass, and Larry Delarm, property developer.
According to Isabel, questions submitted by the Amsterdam Recorder newspaper will be asked by the moderator, time permitting.