Category: Amsterdam

Everywhere But Here

Just so we remind ourselves that we should never aim higher or strive for something better: From the Daily Gazette: “On every metric, this survey shows Schenectady County residents are coming downtown at increasing rates and support continuing development,” said Siena Research Institute Director Don...

The Startup Mindset: Why a Downtown Business Association Creates the Right Model for Economic

The full story on the meeting is at the Mohawk Valley COmpass,Downtown businesses voice concerns, plan association. I think this initiative by the downtown merchants illustrates a few key principles that I believe are important to jumpstarting the city as it’s my contention that this...

How Common Council Members and Their Supporters Smear the Corporation Counsel

First, let’s establish the meaning of ‘smear’: damage the reputation of (someone) by false accusations; slander. Next, let’s look at how Council members and their supporters consistently level false accusations against the Corporation Counsel Smear 1: The Corporation Counsel uses city resources for personal business. Here...