July 20 – Happy Birthday Big J

487788_10150910358886008_908434501_n...A lot of folks in Amsterdam knew him as the co-owner of Almor Co. with Jim Dietrich. The two of them actually  created the very first dollar store. Remember J&J’s? Then after selling Almor and retiring, he ran for the Board of Education and for the next six years the GASD’s deficits turned into surpluses without any tax increases. In fact, I think the tax rate actually decreased a couple of times during that span…

You can read the rest of my story about Jerry Cinquanti in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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