Issues: Economic Development

Paterson announces $2.5M for natural gas pipeline

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: October 14, 2009

Paterson Gov. David Paterson made a rare visit to the North Country Tuesday to announce $2.5 million in funding for a natural gas pipeline into northern Franklin County.

St. Lawrence Gas wants to extend a natural gas pipeline 48 miles, from the town of Stockholm in St. Lawrence County to the village of Chateaugay in Franklin County.

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October 14, 2009
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Unshackle Upstate

Senator Maziarz both listened and spoke at a recent hearing tofind ways to "Unshackle Upstate" and get Western New York's economy movingagain.

October 14, 2009
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GOVERNOR SIGNS GREEN JOBS/GREEN NEW YORK BILL IN SYRACUSE

Program Will Assist Low-Income and Unemployed New Yorkers Train for Green Collar Jobs

Governor Paterson Launches New Website – GreenCareersNY.com – to Match Job Seekers with Green Training Opportunities

October 13, 2009
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Statement from Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine regarding DOT Capital plan and Governor Paterson’s statement:

“Maintaining and improving our state’s infrastructure is vital to the economic growth we need to emerge from this downturn a stronger New York. As signs of improvement in our economy are beginning to emerge, now is not the time for the governor to walk away from a commitment we secured last May to fund road and bridge projects in Upstate New York.

October 8, 2009
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Statement from Senator Valesky About Rejection of DOT 5-Year Capital Plan

“While I agree with the call for fiscal discipline and strongly oppose any new taxes as we enter the 2009-2010 budget season, I am disappointed  that the DOT’s 5-Year Capital Plan was so quickly dismissed in its entirety without consideration of alternatives. 

October 8, 2009
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Local Economic Development Stays On Schedule

Senator Winner and area Assemblyman Tom O’Mara (R,I,C-Big Flats), far right, recently toured the construction site for the new CVS/pharmacy warehouse distribution center in the town of Chemung.

Construction remains on schedule for a 2011 completion date.

October 8, 2009
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Dates Set for Senate Agriculture Committee Roundtables

Photo from Agriculture tour in Western New York at Eden Valley Farms

Ag Chair Aubertine to host six roundtables and a public hearing to gather input from farmers

October 7, 2009
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Oswego Roundtable

 

Sen. Aubertine Continues Public Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs in Oswego

 

October 6, 2009
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Sen. Aubertine, Senate President Secure $2.5 million to Replace Lake Street Bridge in City of Ogdensburg

 

Sen. Malcolm Smith at Dobisky Visitor Center to announce capital funding for city’s top priority

October 5, 2009
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Federal Farm Assistance Step In The Right Direction

ONEONTA, 10/02/09 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today applauded anticipated federal funding aimed at assisting struggling dairy farmers and renewed his call for additional long term solutions. “The federal funding provides a quick infusion of cash that will help farmers with the ongoing milk price crisis,” said Senator Seward.  “Now we need to continue to work toward a viable, long term solution that will reestablish our farming future in upstate New York.”

October 2, 2009
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Business Council hears ideas for Empire Zone's successor

From the Democrat and Chronicle:

Matthew Daneman • Staff writer • October 1, 2009

October 1, 2009
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Agriculture Chair Tours Long Island Farms

Aubertine meets with farmers to hear concerns and highlight importance of agriculture

September 30, 2009
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POWERING NEW YORK’S FUTURE: Long Island Roundtable

 

State Senators Bring Discussion of Low Cost Power for Economic Development Programs to Long Island for Input from Local Businesses, Trade Groups and the Public 

September 29, 2009
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MERCHANTS OF THIRD AVENUE CIVIC IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION


The Merchants of Third Avenue Civic Improvement Association, a non-profit serving the Third Avenue retail corridor for over 30 years has been awarded an Avenue NYC Economic Development grant from the New York City Department of Small Business Services.

September 28, 2009
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Economy 2010

As our attention begins to turn again toward the beginning of the 2010 regular session of the New York State Legislature, it’s as good a time as any to start staking out the themes and priorities that need to dominate next year’s agenda.

For me, first and foremost, that’s going to mean the upstate economy.    

September 28, 2009
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Signs of Hope

[In the accompanying photo, Senator Winner recently joined a number of other area leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking on a key five-mile stretch of Route 15 in Steuben County (see details below)]

September 28, 2009
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Downtown Cortland Receives Improvement Funding

CORTLAND, 09/28/09 – Joined by area merchants and local community leaders, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes, at his request, a $12,500 senate grant toward improvements throughout downtown Cortland.

September 28, 2009
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Historic Building Will Host Downtown Hotel Project

Mike Desmond (2009-09-25)

BUFFALO (wned) - The old Curtiss Building at Huron and Franklin will become the core of a new 57 room hotel, with the old and closed Continental nightclub leveled to be replaced by a hotel and amenities wing.A Restore New York grant of $1.3 million allocated by City Hall will help demolish the Continental. Senator William Stachowski says the total $14 million dollar Restore New York grant to Buffalo is the largest in the state.

September 25, 2009
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