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Local officials rap camp re-use effort

By KIM SMITH DEDAMPress Republican Staff Writer

GABRIELS — Local officials question how much effort the Department of Correctional Services put into marketing closed Camp Gabriels prison for re-use.

"I plan to find out how much marketing DOCS did," Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) told the Press-Republican.

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October 7, 2009
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No takers for Camp Gabriels

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: October 1, 2009  

GABRIELS - A reuse report released Thursday names two users who may still be interested but contains no suggested or planned reuse for former minimum-security prison Camp Gabriels.

Interested users can still inspect the facility, but the state Department of Correctional Services plans to file a certificate of abandonment with the state Office of General Services.

October 7, 2009
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No takers for Camp Gabriels

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: October 1, 2009  

GABRIELS - A reuse report released Thursday names two users who may still be interested but contains no suggested or planned reuse for former minimum-security prison Camp Gabriels.

Interested users can still inspect the facility, but the state Department of Correctional Services plans to file a certificate of abandonment with the state Office of General Services.

October 7, 2009
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CVPH receives $5.1 million in state grants

September 29, 2009 03:28 am

PLATTSBURGH — CVPH Medical Center has received two state grants totaling slightly more than $5.1 million for infrastructure for the Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot and to advance ambulatory cardiac care.

The grants were part of a total of $436 million awarded under the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law of New York State to further improvements to the state's health-care system.

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September 29, 2009
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Little asks for refunds on big cigarette fees

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: September 25, 2009 

BLOOMINGDALE - The 2009-10 state budget increased the cost of a retail license to sell tobacco from $100 to $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000, depending on a retailer's gross sales.

Although a Long Island judge put a temporary restraining order on the collection of the new, higher fees last month, some stores had already submitted their 2010 license applications and paid the higher fees.

September 28, 2009
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Business leaders outline concerns on doing business in New York

By DAN HEATHStaff Writer, Press Republican

September 24, 2009 03:28 am

PLATTSBURGH — Local business leaders complained Wednesday about how state fees, taxes and regulations are hindering their competitiveness and ability to create and retain jobs.

The setting was the third of five statewide hearings to gather business input, Unshackle Upstate Executive Director Brian Sampson said. The purpose is to create a record to bring to state government officials to develop a pro-growth agenda for the state.

September 24, 2009
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AMC holds ceremony for new Tupper Lake buildings

By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: September 23, 2009

TUPPER LAKE - Adirondack Medical Center's building projects in this village show its commitment to the community, AMC officials said at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.

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September 23, 2009
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EDITORIAL: Community college merger unwise

Press Republican Editorial, September 22, 2009 03:25 am

Clinton and North Country community colleges, each with a new president, are working toward more collaborative efforts in the education of young, old and in between in the region. Don't think that's going to culminate in an outright merger, however.

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September 23, 2009
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SolarNovar off to hot start

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

September 17, 2009 03:28 am

PLATTSBURGH — A local company is shining bright as the sun.

SolarNovar, started by Linda and Greg Brienza of Triangle Electrical Systems, held an open house this week to tout the benefits of solar power and its new tracker systems.

Three large, 30-panel arrays are in operation on the company grounds. Everything except the solar panels and power inverters are built on-site.

September 17, 2009
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Welcome Center saved just before closure

By LUCAS BLAISE and LOHR MCKINSTRYContributing Writer , Staff Writer

September 12, 2009 03:28 am

BEEKMANTOWN — The state released funds Friday afternoon to save the Beekmantown Gateway Welcome Center just days before it was to be shut down.

Adirondack Regional Tourism Council Executive Director Ronald Ofner had told the Press-Republican for an article posted on its Web site that $196,000 budgeted by New York state for the Interstate 87 facility had not been released six months after it was expected.

September 14, 2009
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A plea for a gift of blood

Soldier reminds others that donations saved his life  

First published: Saturday, September 12, 2009 by Leigh Hornbeck  GLENS FALLS -- A ceremony held in front of the war memorial in Crandall Park Friday morning was three things: a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; a thank you to those that serve as emergency personnel, soldiers and volunteers; and a request from a man whose head was shattered in Iraq but whose life was saved by anonymous blood donors. 

September 14, 2009
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Local Iraq veteran helps lead blood drive to benefit New York Army National Guard members

Saturday, September 12, 2009

By PAUL POSTThe Saratogian

GLENS FALLS — Sgt. Ken Comstock has already endured more for his country than any person should ever have to.

The Ballston Spa resident sustained major head injuries during a roadside bombing attack while serving in Iraq on Aug. 20, 2004.

September 14, 2009
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Villages find sharing works

By THOMAS DIMOPOULOStdimopoulos@poststar.comMonday, September 7, 2009 5:38 PM EDT

The sirens have been wailing across the two villages for five years now.

Area municipalities facing economic constraints have been looking at ways to continue essential services while keeping costs low. As a result, studies on sharing services with neighboring communities are on the rise.

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September 9, 2009
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The Lost Arts of Albany

New York Times Editorial -- June 20, 2009

The New York State Senate has engaged in theatrics for two weeks with little more than a pile of press releases to show for it. The best way out of this ridiculous stalemate was suggested by Justice Thomas McNamara of the State Supreme Court. He said all 62 senators, 31 voting as Democrats and 31 as Republicans, should get to work by using “the art of negotiation and compromise.”

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June 22, 2009
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Senate chaos holds up local legislation

By NICK REISMANreisman@poststar.com
Saturday, June 20, 2009 6:36 PM EDT

 

June 22, 2009
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State reps discuss local issues at NCCC

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: June 8, 2009   SARANAC LAKE - Harrietstown town Supervisor Larry Miller told the area's three representatives in Albany at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative breakfast Friday morning that he hoped "the woes of the state don't get passed down to towns and villages" through unfunded mandates, "because we're bleeding."

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June 8, 2009
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Group rallies for same-sex marriage

By LYDIA wheeler, The Post-StarMonday, June 8, 2009 1:19 AM EDT

GLENS FALLS - About 25 people gathered for a rally in Crandall Park on Sunday to advocate for legalizing gay marriage in New York.

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June 8, 2009
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Lawmakers deliver dour report from Albany

By KIM SMITH DEDAMStaff Writer

June 06, 2009 05:43 am

SARANAC LAKE -- State lawmakers delivered a dour report Friday to Tri-Lakes area business leaders.

"Helter skelter is the best way to describe what is happening in Albany," said Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro), who spoke alongside Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R-Peru) and Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury).

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June 8, 2009
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Last on Lake Champlain, Essex approves wastewater treatment plant

By KIM SMITH DEDAMStaff Writer

June 06, 2009 05:25 am

— ESSEX -- The Town of Essex won $7.7 million in federal stimulus funding and loans to build a new wastewater treatment plant.

A designated historic site, Essex is the only town on the shores of Lake Champlain without a sewer treatment plant.

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June 8, 2009
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Maroun to run for Congress

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: June 5, 2009

SARANAC LAKE - A Tupper Lake Republican and longtime Franklin County legislator declared Thursday, to newspapers and his county's GOP chairman, that he is interested in running for the congressional seat John McHugh is expected to soon vacate.

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June 8, 2009
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