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Schenectady's sister city to make it official

Netherlands tour set for local group

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Nijkerk is finally accepting Schenectady. The city in the Netherlands has been Schenectady’s sister city for decades. It’s the hometown of Arendt Van Curler, who founded Schenectady with 14 other Dutch pioneers in 1661. In honor of that connection, host families have exchanged visitors for 29 years. But Nijkerk never officially acknowledged the connection. This summer, the city plans to change that. Schenectady will be recognized during the Nijkerk’s 600th anniversary festival this summer. City ...

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March 14, 2013
10:52 p.m.

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The Dutch founded Schenectady in 1661, just like the Chinese founded Lhasa in 1959 and the Spanish founded Mexico City in 1521.

March 14, 2013
11:20 p.m.

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I hope he asks for humanitarian aid while he's there.