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How the Common Council and the School Board Consistently Mislead the Amsterdam Taxpayer By Demagoguing on Taxes But In Reality Fleecing Them Out of Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Home Values

As I read these articles in the Mohawk Valley Compass (Does council’s budget put us on same path county was on? , Auctioneer to city: buyers avoid sales with too many restrictions ) , I was struck by how utterly nonsensical the policies pursued by our Common Council...

Allegories on the Mohawk

I’ve been reluctant to post lately, finding myself extremely distressed at the local ‘goings on’ , a polite euphemism for the usual f—g over of decent folks who happen to run afoul of the Amsterdam Way — the usual backdoor, backhanded politics and vendettas plaguing...

Weekend Shopping Tips

As this is a favorite local pastime: Woman A Leading Authority On What Shouldn’t Be In Poor People’s Grocery Carts NORTHAMPTON, MA—With her remarkable ability to determine exactly how others should be allocating their limited resources for food, local woman Carol Gaither is considered to...

Knicks and Lakers to Join AHS Basketball Tourney

March 7, 2014 (Amsterdam , NY) — The NBA announced today that the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers will compete in a local basketball tournament with the winner facing the AHS Varsity Basketball team. The NBA took the unusual step after watching the respective...

The Demolitionists' Dismay (Updated)

Update 12/16/2013 — I was away from the blog this weekend and looking at the comments, I want to make a few things crystal clear: – You can disagree with me. You do not get to say I’m “way out of my league” for voicing...

Top 10 Tips for Talking Politics at Thanksgiving Dinner

Here is a handy guide to enjoying your Thanksgiving meal even when friends and family bring up politics and controversial subjects: 10. Global Warming — simply agree that it is totally a hoax. Don’t bore the table with the overwhelming scientific studies and research demonstrating...

SOS

Here’s a treat for today: You can choose to become informed on the city’s finances and fiscal policy by careful, thoughtful analysis and research by the unfunded, volunteer efforts of TIm Becker here and here. Or, as is wont in our fair city, you can...