Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa is running for a second term. The Republican is running on a platform that asks voters to consider changes in the Montgomery County city over the last four years. He’s highlighting improvements in city finances, investments in infrastructure, and the city’s receipt of a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant from New York State. WAMC's Lucas Willard sat down with Villa, who started by speaking about how his administration has worked to fulfill a campaign promise: addressing neighborhood blight.
The Amsterdam Free Library, which is more than a century old, has been nominated for a spot on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places, as officials at the library are envisioning what the building could look like in the future.