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Darktown fires burn unchecked.

In a scene remimiscnet of Currier and Ives, Mount Vernon reinforces stereotypes long thought forgotten.

With an election year coming, no white politician wants to step in and play referee.

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ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo could try to end an ongoing stalemate in Mount Vernon by using his powers under state law to remove Mayor Richard Thomas from office.

But if history is any guide, don't count on Cuomo to step in.

The Democratic governor said Tuesday he was "not that familiar" with the messy situation in the state's eighth-largest city, where Council President Andre Wallace and Thomas are both laying claim to the mayor's office after Thomas pleaded guilty last week to two misdemeanors.

To read more on Lohud:

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