Flippin' Amsterdam Blog

Letter, Man

Based upon this exchange on the Venner Vox, I think you should expect a ‘Dear Charlie’ letter here quite soon. Apparently, my sage advice to Mr Weaver is being ignored yet again.  

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,...

Holiday Photos

I thought I’d pass along some photo tips given the number of pictures taken over the holidays and the wide range in how we take pictures.  Here are some tips to hopefully make your shots better capture the moment : 1. Flash — Friend or...

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...

Mudness

When I see stuff in the paper like this: A 23.45 percent tax increase was originally proposed, Bowerman said. With the $4 million being used, the tax increase would be 15.7 percent, he said. And I think back to statements like this (from here) :...