Flippin Amsterdam Blog

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The Right-Wing Funhouse Mirror of Dennis Pragar

According to Dennis Pragar in National Review, Ten Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters from Their Lives , we liberals are a terrible lot. Did you know that there more mean people on the left than the right? Pragar makes just such a claim. The question of...

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City Taxpayers to Bail Out Losses at Golf Course

From Mohawk Valley Compass (Council completes department head budget meetings, sets public hearing): The golf course budget was left unchanged. The golf course fund is projected to require a $65,772 transfer from the general fund to meet its expenses. I only harp on the golf...

Joy Along the Mohawk

Chris Churchill at TImes Union wrote an interesting piece, Churchill: Minions lost in Amsterdam’s struggling downtown, on the minions downtown. Here’s a snippet: I’m not from Amsterdam, so I don’t care which mayor or political party was responsible for the Minions. I don’t care who...

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City Receives $500K in Funding for Boosting Tourism by Converting Traffic Signals to Spanish & French

April 1, 2016 (Amsterdam, NY) — With today’s announcement of the $145 billion state budget, the City of Amsterdam will receive $500K to convert its traffic signals from the ubiquitous English red, yellow, green lights to rojo, amarillo y verde, respectively,  as part of its effort...

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County Report Highlights Opportunities Lost in the City of Amsterdam

From Mohawk Valley Compass, County-sponsored report identifies seven opportunities in Amsterdam area : A hotel and sports arena complex in the Town of Florida, renovating the old FGI building for apartments and business start-ups, as well as linking local agriculture to area schools and restaurants, are...