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Amsterdam mayor, council clash over ban on street hoops

Jared Baldizon plays basketball in front of his home on Brown Street in Amsterdam on Tuesday afternoon. City officials want to make it illegal to set up a portable basketball hoop on city streets.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Jared Baldizon plays basketball in front of his home on Brown Street in Amsterdam on Tuesday afternoon. City officials want to make it illegal to set up a portable basketball hoop on city streets.
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Two weeks ago, the Amsterdam Common Council passed an ordinance that would effectively ban the placement of basketball hoops on city sidewalks and streets. Mayor Ann Thane said she has no intention of signing the ordinance into law, however, and plans to veto it in the next couple days. “I think we have much more important issues to worry about than kids playing basketball in the streets,” Thane said. If the council sticks to the ...


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Hamelot
July 16, 2014
10:26 a.m.

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A kid playing basketball is a kid staying out of trouble, give them a break.

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