Steve Napier

Republican Albany County Board of Elections Commissioner Rachel Bledi, Attorney Anita Thayer, Common Council Candidate Adam Biggs and Cohoes Democratic Chairman / Albany County Legislator Gil Ethier at the BOE.
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It took a re-vote and absentee ballots, but the winner of the Democratic primary for the Fifth Ward seat on the Cohoes Common Council has been decided.

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

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

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.

Prominent Albany County Democrats including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Assemblywoman Pat Fahy called for Morse’s resignation...
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Today is primary day in New York state. Polls opened at noon upstate.

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

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. .

Peter Frangie is joined by familiy as he announces his candidacy in Cohoes.
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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.

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Another candidate has joined 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.