Tagged: amsterdam ny

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Bacon Spoiler Alert

With the discussions swirling around the repurposing of Bacon as administrative offices to the detriment of its repurposing as a rec center, it’s important to note this comment (quotes from Recorder story here): “We need to be very careful we’re not rushing this,” Gray said....

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Architecture 12010

I think Amsterdam has some amazing architecture within the city. I write a lot about preserving examples of architecture from periods long past but what about the recent periods of architecture. What prompted this post is the building housing the Amsterdam Police Department at 1...

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Bacon and KoolAid: Financials

Just so I’m following the local narratives: you espouse outrage at the GASD tax increase and its attendant impacts on the elderly with their fixed incomes yet you railed against the sale of Bacon  school with full knowledge that the proceeds from the sale are...

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Kabuki

And the farce of a parody of a myth of a fantasy performed as kabuki , aka “shared services”, lumbers along:  Alderwomen Julie Pierce and Gina DeRossi of the 2nd and 3rd Wards, respectively, are co-chairs of the city’s Shared Services Committee, though they have...

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Bacon and Kool-Aid : The False Choice Edition

I’m surprised that people are surprised that the GASD now recommends moving the administrative offices from the Central Administration Building (CAB) to Bacon. How can this be, one may reasonably ask? Let me explain. At the time of the closure decision, members of the community...

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Cognitive Dissonance — Part A

The embedded documents below include  a letter from the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Montgomery County to Mayor Thane and the Common Council and a letter in response from Mayor Thane. Let me highlight the salient section from the Supervisor Quackenbush’s letter: The...

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Unbearable

Let’s see how numbers get twisted and the body public misinformed given the story here:  Officials and residents of the the city of Amsterdam may have been surprised to discover that the city’s population increased over the past decade, accoding to the 2010 U.S. Census,...

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Fairy Tales

I’m not sure why folks are all so riled up over the tax rate increases — city, school and county. It’s precisely what you get when you believe in economics and public policy fairy tales. Let me point out the characters in the make-believe world...

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Rut

I’m not sure why I continue blogging as it seems most of what I write is a rehash of a prior post . On the other hand, this blog merely reflects commentary on the events of the day so if the events of today are...

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Meanwhile…

Troy City Council approves sale of former Marshall Ray building to Long Island-based developer Uri Kaufman TROY — The City Council approved the sale of the former Marshall Ray building, located at 701 River Street, to Long Island-based developer Uri Kaufman of Harmony Tech at...