Library has big year for circulation

By JOSH MINERPress Republican Contributing Writer

February 21, 2010 03:56 pm

— PLATTSBURGH — The economy put the squeeze on wallets across the nation last year, and that may be one reason Plattsburgh Public Library reported a record year for circulation and computer use.

With an average 592 hours of computer usage per week and 159,036 books and DVDs distributed in 2009, the library could say it had a pretty good year.

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Senator Thompson Celebrates Black History Month. "Honoring our Professional African American Firefighters."

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 19, 2010Contact:  Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

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Jobs, Economic Development Focus of Roundtable with Senator Aubertine and Senator Stachowski

 

Local government, business and economic development officials given voice in 2010-11 budget

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LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS MEET WITH SENATOR FUSCHILLO

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently met with five local girl scouts to listen to their ideas on how to help the community. 

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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN ON COURT DECISION

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN ON COURT DECISION

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SENATOR YOUNG DECRIES GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO WITHHOLD TAX REFUND CHECKS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today called on Governor Paterson to release hundreds and millions of dollars in tax refunds to New York State taxpayer

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Governor Paterson Releases Park Closure Plan

Albany, N.Y., February 19—A plan released earlier today by New York Governor David Paterson to close more than 50 state parks and historic sites would impact several regional parks, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said.

The parks in Winner’s legislative district that would face closure or service reductions under the Paterson plan are the Newtown Battlefield State Park , Chemung County (full closure); Buttermilk Falls State Park, Tompkins County (closure of public swimming area); and Stony Brook State Park, Steuben County (closure of public swimming area).

Winner released the following statement:

“Every legislator recognizes the enormous fiscal challenge facing New York State and the consequences for the local communities we represent.

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Senator Valesky's Statement on Proposed Parks Closures

In addition to providing Central New York families with affordable, safe recreational opportunities, our state parks and historical sites are also economic development engines in our communities. Complete closure of these facilities will accomplish little in savings and will serve to further stagnate the Upstate economy.

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