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Schenectady delegation starts Dutch stay with sister city

Van Curler hometown marks 600th birthday

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It was a family reunion of sorts Friday for the city of Schenectady. Mayor Gary McCarthy led a local delegation to the Netherlands, where they visited Schenectady’s sister city, Nijkerk, which is celebrating its 600th birthday. The trip is for two weeks and will be followed by a visit by their citizens at the end of July. A formal ceremony was held Friday to cement the relationship, which dates back to 1630, when Arendt Van ...

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