City of Cohoes | WAMC

City of Cohoes

Jackie Orchard / WAMC

New data reveals a third of the U.S. military’s stockpile of AFFF was burned at Norlite in Cohoes, in Albany County.

The Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Activists recently held a Zoom meeting to discuss the ongoing effort to regulate the Norlite incinerator in Cohoes. The commercial hazardous waste-burning operation is in a densely populated urban neighborhood in the Albany County city.

County Executive McCoy Provides Daily Update on the COVID-19 Response in Albany County.
County of Albany / YouTube

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County has been steadily rising, prompting a new round of stern warnings from local officials.

The sign outside Cohoes Music Hall
Lucas Willard / WAMC

A theater company well known to Albany residents will take over management of the Cohoes Music Hall.

The Norlite facility in Cohoes, NY.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

There have been major developments related to the Norlite Hazardous Waste Facility in Cohoes.

William Keeler
William Keeler

Concerns remain over environmental pollution from burning toxic materials at the Norlite site in Cohoes.

William Keeler
William Keeler

The first-term mayor of Cohoes addressed allegations that he misused city resources on his property at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting.

Bill Keeler, Shawn Morse
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The last mayor of Cohoes and his successor are at odds over dirt and an allegation of theft of services.

Dr. David Bond speaking during a Zoom video conference.
Zoom

The mayor of Cohoes is siding with environmental activists who are recommending immediately stopping the burning of PFAS at a local plant.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The troubled Cohoes Senior Center was the venue for today’s State of the City address by new Mayor Bill Keeler. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

Former Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse will avoid prison after being sentenced to probation Wednesday afternoon at Federal Court in Albany.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Political scandal and personal turmoil that toppled Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse. An ongoing battle over declaring Troy a Sanctuary City. And the retirement of longtime Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners. WAMC's Dave Lucas takes a look back at the news stories that dominated Capital Region headlines in 2019.

Voting booths
Pat Bradley / WAMC

On Election Night, control of several municipalities in the Northeast changed hands.

Voters in Cohoes will go to the polls August 27th to choose a new common council member.

Right before a busy week in city politics, a longtime former Cohoes City Clerk died.

Retired New York State Police Troop Commander Major Bill Keeler has taken a major step toward becoming the next mayor of Cohoes.

Common Councilor Steve Napier, first-term Mayor Shawn Morse, former City Treasurer Pete Frangie and retired New York State Police Major Commander William Keeler
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The four Democrats running for mayor of Cohoes debated for the second time Monday, three weeks before their pivotal primary.

The four Democrats running for mayor of Cohoes debated for the first time last night.
Composite photo by Dave Lucas

The four Democrats running for mayor of Cohoes debated for the first time last night. The Cohoes Senior Center was filled to capacity with citizens hoping to see a spirited debate. They were not disappointed.

Composite photo by Dave Lucas / WAMC

Less than a month before he is scheduled to stand trial on felony fraud charges and five weeks after pleading not guilty at the federal courthouse, embattled Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse says he's staying in the mayoral race. 

Peter Frangie is joined by familiy as he announces his candidacy in Cohoes.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Another candidate has emerged as the race for mayor of Cohoes heats up. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports from today’s kickoff.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Another candidate has joined the race for mayor of Cohoes.

With its mayor facing calls to resign from Governor Andrew Cuomo and other local officials, the city of Cohoes is facing more apparent gridlock.

wikipedia

Five schools in the greater Capital Region have reported cases of "hand, foot and mouth" disease, also known as Coxsackievirus.

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse on the sidelines at a special Common Council meeting.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse struck back Monday afternoon against those calling for his resignation, and followed up hours later at a special Common Council meeting.

Embattled Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse
WAMC image by Dave Lucas

In an extraordinary press conference Monday, beleaguered Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse defied calls from the governor and others to resign.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse struck back Monday afternoon against those calling for his resignation, and followed up Monday night, appearing at a special Common Council meeting.

Mayor Morse
Lucas Willard/WAMC

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse is defying calls to resign, including from the governor of New York, after the Times Union reported more details of alleged domestic violence on Sunday.

Artist's rendering of the Cohoes 787 project.
City of Cohoes

When a teenage pedestrian was killed in June 2016 crossing the dangerous highway that runs through Cohoes, Mayor Shawn Morse said enough is enough. Morse and other city officials have been working since to that stretch of I-787 re-made into a boulevard.  Now help is on the way from New York state.

John Gomes is sentenced in Albany County Court, June 2018.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The man whose attempt to forge a sword in his yard – starting a fire that devastated downtown Cohoes, New York — will be going to jail for a year.

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Preservation League of New York State is asking legislators to support changes to historic tax credits.

Pages