Flippin' Amsterdam Blog

Satan Impressed with City Hellscape

Amsterdam, NY (August 20, 2013) — Summoned by local practitioners of the dark arts at the labyrinth near Amsterdam’s City Hall Gardens, The Prince of Darkness spent a few hours in this small upstate community. “I might be the all-powerful demonic ruler of Hell and...

Concerns Grow over GASD Test Scores

Amsterdam, NY (August 8,2013) — The New York State Education Department (NYSED) released its standardized test scores and the GASD again ranks near the bottom in local districts in terms of ELA and math performance. Current board member David Bryant  addressed the test results, “I...

Transportation Planners Admit Downtown Mistake

Amsterdam, NY (August 7,2013) — In a hastily announced press conference, planners at the Bureau of Transportation Planning at New York State, admitted some errors in designing the new downtown traffic patterns. “We were recently confronted with questions concerning snow removal with the new patterns....

Amsterdam Chosen as Cola Test Market

Amsterdam, NY (August 5, 2013) — Consumers in Amsterdam lined up at local convenience and grocery stores to try the new beverage, Dr. Barq’s Spresca Cola. The beverage blends, or in industry terms, ‘consolidates’ , the best flavors from Coca-Cola’s popular sodas — Dr Pepper,...

Marketing Talk Riles Local City

Amsterdam, NY (August 2, 2013)  With Montgomery County Business Development Center recent announcement of a branding effort, local residents and leaders quickly mobilized against the effort. “I don’t know what good a logo and slogan do.” ,offered lifelong resident Al Green, “We need to cut...

The Outrage of Pet Food Stamps

Yesterday I posted about the new pet food stamps program called ‘EPIC’.  Today at one of our local grocery stores, I witnessed the program firsthand and I’m simply outraged.  What follows is a true story even though I do not want to disclose the store...