Cohoes Common Council

Absentee ballot counting at the Albany County BOE.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The embattled incumbent mayor has conceded the race after absentee ballots from Cohoes were counted this morning at the Albany County Board of Elections.

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse
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In U.S. District Court in Albany today, Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse pleaded not guilty to charges involving alleged misuse of political campaign funds. .

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