City 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.

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

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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.

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

The City of Cohoes has chosen a non-profit to administer fire relief funds to residents affected by the blaze that tore through Remsen Street in late November.

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A water main has broken in the City of Cohoes on Saratoga Street. Mayor Shawn Morse shared details about the break with WAMC's Lucas Willard on Monday morning.