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Cohoes Postpones Council Meeting After Former Mayor's Death

Former Mayor George Primeau died at 62.
Dave Lucas

The city of Cohoes in Albany County is pausing to remember its former mayor.

George Primeau Sr. died after a battle with cancer at 62 over the weekend. The Democrat served as mayor of the Spindle City for three years and worked for the city for 24 altogether. He stepped aside in 2015.

“After deep soul-searching and family discussions, I believe this is the right thing to do,” Primeau said in March 2015.

Primeau’s nephew, current mayor Shawn Morse, announced Tuesday’s common council meeting is being postponed until Thursday. Funeral services for Primeau will be at Holy Trinity Parish in Cohoes at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Visitation is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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