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Brent Birnbaum stands in the new Walter Elwood Contemporary gallery
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In a museum full of trinkets and artifacts in the City of Amsterdam, an effort is underway to bring contemporary art to the Montgomery County community.

The City of Amsterdam Police Department
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The mayor of Amsterdam, New York says he and the city police department have no tolerance for racism and hate, as a former Black city officer has sued the department, claiming he was subjected to unfair treatment and racial harassment.

Amsterdam Director of Community & Economic Development Amanda Bearcroft
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New York Congressman Paul Tonko toured two proposed economic development projects in the City of Amsterdam Friday morning, as officials look to bring more life into the city’s downtown.

File: NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in Plattsburgh
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Twenty-five of New York state’s local governments are in some form of fiscal stress, according to a new report by the state comptroller.

Michael Cinquanti
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Michael Cinquanti is running for mayor of Amsterdam. A Democrat, Cinquanti is challening first-term Republican Mayor Michael Villa.

Road signs over Route 5 in Amsterdam
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced more than $144 million in infrastructure funding across the state. The funding is intended to support roadway, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the City of Amsterdam was awarded millions to support two projects.

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Public officials and relatives of Kirk Douglas have unveiled a new historic marker in his upstate New York birthplace to honor the Hollywood legend on his birthday.

Those gathered at the vigil heard words of scripture from the Reverend Kent McHeard.
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Many of the victims killed in Saturday’s limo crash in Schoharie had close ties to Amsterdam, New York, about 25 miles away. Monday night, the city came together for a candlelight vigil and memorial service honoring the 20 people killed.

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When a water main breaks it can poke a hole in a municipal budget. Some local leaders are renewing their call for establishment of an emergency water infrastructure fund for New York.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has included $100 billion in his state budget proposal for infrastructure upgrades. It’s welcome news for an upstate city that has had a year marked by burst pipes and leaking sewage.