Category: Amsterdam

Kids on the Block

I’m hardly surprised to see kids once again lose out given a GASD decision on Bacon School. At the time of the initial closure decision, the GASD convinced the general public that no other viable option existed for Bacon other than closure. Even more, the...

Financials 12010 — Stress Tests

Picking up from yesterday’s post on Assessments and Valuations, I wanted to highlight a relevant piece of financial analysis if you really want to assess the state of the city’s finances. Again, the Office of State Comptroller has an Excel worksheet to help you crunch...

This Amsterdam

From the New York Times story titled, A van Gogh’s Trip From the Attic to the Museum : AMSTERDAM — For roughly a century, the painting “Sunset at Montmajour” was considered a fake. It was stored in an attic and then held in a private collection,...

Walking the Talking

Tim Becker at ParsNova has an excellent post on the issue of economic development and the positioning of Amsterdam within a regional economic development plan. You should read that. (And, on a separate topic, you should also read his excellent post on AIDA and the...

Bridge Opponents Draft Legislative Remedy

Amsterdam, NY (August 30, 2013) — Taking a page from the playbook that helped secure funding for the pedestrian bridge, opponents to the pedestrian bridge put forth a resolution to demolish the bridge immediately following its ribbon cutting in 2015. The draft resolution would attach...