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Posted on June 27 at 9:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Brumley served as city comptroller for 12 years and said she used the same software with no problem.

“I honestly don’t know what is going on here,” she said.

I say, why have a backroom meeting with the Mayor and the controller about the budget and not include the rest of the council?

If anyone would know it would be Mrs. Brumeley and the controller along with the Mayor!

Now these individuals want to point a gun toward the heads of the remaining council to come up with a plan and hire a consultant.

What's funny is all the people involved run for office proclaiming how they have this vast amount of experience and knowledge but at the first sign of trouble they run to "US" the consultants and professionals.

From: Amsterdam eyes help to track its spending

Posted on June 19 at 5:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

McNulty reportedly had its first case of swine flu. TOO late to second guess the boards decisions, they pulled the custodial workers, not the voters.

From: Amsterdam modified sports cut in contingency budget

Posted on June 19 at 8:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Business was always better under the Lucarelli family. It just goes to show how micro-management is always more profitable. I hope the Lucarelli's buy it and hire their employees back. All companies can use a little trim off the top.

From: Stock Building Supply home center to be sold, remain open

Posted on June 18 at 1:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Chalmers would have been a real shot in the arm for this particular location. Reassigning the current management would be the next obvious conclusion.

Good luck

From: Stock Building Supply home center to be sold, remain open

Posted on June 17 at 10:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm going to predict the next budgets contingency proposal will be higher than the actual proposed budget. Then they can say "gotcha".

From: Amsterdam school budget shot down for second time

Posted on June 1 at 9:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What is sad is that the smartest people in the country have also destroyed it. Common sense is the new survival tool, this nanny state keeps wiping stupid peoples asses and now look where we are. It will never be fixed and will only get worse. Here is how we win.
#1 take back our elderly
#2 take care of ourselves
#3 boycott everything
#4 only spend what you have

From: Students in grades 3-8 improve on state math tests

Posted on June 1 at 9:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Try to sell your american made car, good luck cause it aint worth nothing. You got burned buying it and burned having your grandkids paying for it again.

From: GM files for bankruptcy protection; will close 14 plants

Posted on June 1 at 6:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Amsterdam can't hide anymore, time to forget about nepotism and call in the professionals. Don't wait for toe tags, fire everyone who has been neglegent and misleading the public into a false sense of security. Lawsuits should follow. Or sweep it under the carpet and redirect the publics attention to a more important threat....graffiti! Both departments have known about this. Maybe they need to be trained how to read a gage. This is a city that can't even provide the most basic of services and won't blame anyone responsible. Good thing we got Uri to save us, I'll bet his condos have a servicable fire protection system in place 8 years from now.

You'll never convince me that no one knew about this and I don't blame the fire department either.On the bright side, the city won't require so many firemen now that they are going to get water. Can you imagine showing up to a fire and pluggin in only to have no water. WOW!!!! Very lucky I guess.

From: $21.5M in funding sought to fix pipes

Posted on May 20 at 11:03 p.m.

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From: Salisbury Chevrolet owner determined to keep franchise open

Posted on May 20 at 10:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

True story...I worked at a school in downtown Albany on a recent rehab project. (not chalmers) Just a 3 story building, nothing spectacular. Anyway, I thought it strange that there was 3 principals and 3 assistant principals plus a menagerie of administrators. This was one of those magnet schools just like Amsterdam has recently converted to. In the last 4 years School budgets have all increased because of fuel costs incurred from busing. Now that the cost of fuel has stabilized you'd expect the budget to have a surplus. Where is all the money?

From: Amsterdam school budget shot down; others in county approved

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