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Bill Keeler, Shawn Morse
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The last mayor of Cohoes and his successor are at odds over dirt and an allegation of theft of services.

Voters in Cohoes, New York will go to the polls Tuesday to choose a new common council candidate.

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On Thursday, Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse walked out of the U.S. District courthouse in Albany after pleading not guilty to a seven-count indictment. Charges included wire fraud and misuse of political funds to pay for home repairs and vacations. What happens next?

Flanked by family, Bill Keeler makes it official.
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A retired New York State Police troop commander has entered the race for mayor of Cohoes.

Mayor Shawn Morse announces re-election bid at Cohoes Veterans Memorial at West End Park near the Civil War monument.
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Continuing to defy calls to resign, Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse kicked off his reelection bid Wednesday.

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse on the sidelines at a special Common Council meeting.
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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.

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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.

Mayor Morse
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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.

Former Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse
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With the pivotal primary a year away, Cohoes City Councilman Randy Koniowka says he plans to run for mayor in 2019. The Ward 6 Democrat has been critical of Mayor Shawn Morse, who’s held the corner office since 2016. In an interview with WAMC News Thursday, Koniowka says Morse – who has faced abuse allegations – should not hold elected office. The councilman also bashed his fellow Democrat’s administration. Morse has denied the allegations and rejected calls to resign from fellow Democrats including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and state Assemblywoman Pat Fahy. Morse also spoke with WAMC Thursday.

Mayor Morse
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Six months after a massive fire leveled dozens of buildings, the city of Cohoes is applying to the third round of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative.