Water shutdown starts today

The city of Amsterdam announces that due to water work at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course there will be a water shutdown, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, from 8 a.m. until noon p.m., or until complete.

Streets with no water will be Chapel Place from No. 122 Chapel Place to Van Dyke Avenue and Van Dyke Avenue from No. 211 Upper Van Dyke Avenue to the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course.

Residents within the surrounding areas may also experience low water pressure or dirty water during this time.

For more information, call the Engineering Department at 518-841-4301.

Wilbur H. Lynch Class of 1957 reunion

The Wilbur H. Lynch Class of 1957 will celebrate its 60 year reunion Saturday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 6 p.m. at The Bridge Walk at Perthshire, 112 Perthshire Drive. The buffet dinner will include appetizers and desserts. Provided beverages include draft beer, house wine, soda, coffee and hot tea. A cash bar will also be available. Entertainment will be provided by Music For Life. Reservations are still being accepted. No walk-ins. Cost is $30 per person. Alumni will also gather Friday evening at the Amsterdam Muni Club House at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided along with a cash bar. Call Mary Grace at 518-842-3132 or Nick at 518-842-3772 with any questions.

GASD board meeting is Aug. 16

The regular meeting of the Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education will be be held on Aug. 16 in the Media Center of the Amsterdam High School. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Bus Trip to New Museum of the American Revolution and Independence Hall

The Fort Plain Museum is holding a Fundraising Bus Trip to Philadelphia to visit the new Museum of the American Revolution and Independence Hall. The cost is $95 and includes admissions to both the new museum and Independence Hall. The bus will leave approximately at 6 a.m. and return around 11 p.m. There will be a few pick-up locations based on where people sign-up from. There are only 55 available seats, please sign up as soon as possible.

This a fundraiser that will support the Fort Plain Museum’s new research library. When completed, the library will be open to the public and consist of more than 3,000 bound volumes, 1,000 pamphlets and ephemera, several hundred photocopies of 17th and 18th century maps from archives in Europe and all over North America, and 30 plus linear feet of manuscripts. The strength of the collection is in Native American studies (particularly ethnography, archaeology and material culture studies); 17th and 18th century Northeastern North American History; and Colonial geography and cartography.