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Legendary Adriaen Block Vessel To Land this Summer at Connecticut River Museum

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:52:14 GMT

The Connecticut River Museum has announced that the Onrust , a replica of the first European vessel to explore and chart the Connecticut River, will rediscover the River this summer. Following Henry Hudson's 1609 expedition, Dutch captain Adriaen Block was hired to explore the northeastern coastline of America with the intent of establishing trade with Native Americans and claiming parts of the territory for the Dutch Republic.




Veterans Field undergoes quick renovation

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:40:44 GMT

Dozens of volunteers were hard at work throughout the day Thursday, giving Amsterdam's lower Veterans Field a high-speed facelift. The field was renovated as part of the annual "4 in 24" field renovation project conducted by the Tri-City ValleyCats, the Troy-based New York-Penn League affiliate of the Houston Astros.




Rotterdam Police Investigate Possible Attempted Abduction of 15-Year-Old

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:07:26 GMT

Rotterdam police are investigating the alleged incident as a possible attempted abduction, but at this time Lieutenant Brown says it's unclear whether this person was actually trying to abduct the teenager. It was around 8 p.m. Sunday that a 15-year-old girl told police she was walking home from a friend's house on Duanesburg Road near the Risoli Lane intersection.