Category: Amsterdam

Dear Mr. Weaver

From your recent editorial and blog post, I see that you do not fully grasp the fundamental differences between you — a Faux Amsterdamian — and the rest of us — the True Amsterdamians. Please allow me to explain. First, I heard you described as...

Hey Mr. Santa

A little twisted but catchy .. . (MP3 only) http://www.djriko.com/dls/DJ%20Riko%20featuring%20Marcie%20-%20Hey%20Mr%20Santa.mp3

The Magic of Shared Services

From article (here): Five months after the Montgomery County Economic Development and Planning Department took over administrative duties for the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency, county budget cuts are expected to end the brief partnership. Last week, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors approved the 2011 budget,...

Mythology 12010

The most pervasive and recurring myth locally is that if we could only consolidate — whether it’s the county or the school or anything really– we would be more efficient in running our government and hence our tax rates would be so much lower. It...

Week in Review

I’m pressed for time of late so blog posts have been few and far between even though some interesting things going on. Let me just get a few points out on a few issues: 1) Amsterdam Our Town on WMHT: I liked the series and...

Crime Numbers

I was curious to see what the crime statistics actually showed to put some context on the discussion on crime. Here are a few observations from a recent report from NY State Division of Criminal Justice: — The overall crime index in the city of...

Open Thread: WMHT Our Town Series

I only got to watch the first 30 minutes of Our Town so I’ll withhold comment until watching the whole series. That said, if folks want to weigh in, here is your chance. PS My kids wanted to watch Charlie Brown Thanksgiving at 8 so...

Stuff You’d Rather Not Think About

From the Recorder article on homelessness within the city: “We’ve lost a lot of things,” said Morey, “but we’ve lost most of all our dignity. That’s the hardest part.” On Tuesday, 1st Ward Alderman Joseph Isabel told the rest of the Common Council that he’d...

Breaking: Local Market Forecasts

With the Chalmers demolition nearing , pharma industry experts expect waning demand for ED medications such as Cialis and Viagra in the local market. According to noted industry experts, local demand for such medications runs counter-cyclical to the presence and prospects for wrecking balls and...