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State Senator Tasked with Cutting State Mandates

LAKE GEORGE MIRROR, January 11th, 2011

     Lake George’s representative in the State Senate, Betty Little, has been appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to his Mandate Relief Redesign Team.

January 13, 2011
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Little named to key Senate committee

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January 13, 2011
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Lawmakers put mandate relief on top of reform list

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Local leaders convene for Legislative Breakfast

January 10, 2011
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Little reiterates opposition to prison closures

January 10, 2011 - By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer
SARANAC LAKE - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's first budget is due in three weeks. While he didn't say in his State of the State message he would close prisons upstate, he certainly left the possibility open.
 

January 10, 2011
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State Sen. Little appointed to government mandate panel

Posted: Friday, January 7, 2011 6:41 pm

State Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, has been appointed a panel that will advise Gov. Andrew Cuomo on government mandate relief, the governor announced Friday.

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January 10, 2011
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Regional politicians react to shooting

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Sunday, January 9, 2011 9:31 pm

The tragic shooting at an Arizona "Congress on Your Corner" event on Saturday should not stop the tradition of free and open dialogue between elected officials and the public, legislators from the region said.

"What separates us from other cultures and other governments is our approachability," said U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam.

January 10, 2011
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Local students gain insight from state legislators

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January 9, 2011

January 10, 2011
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Senators to host Glens Falls forum on state budget process

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Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:27 pm

GLENS FALLS -- State Sens. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, and Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga, will update local government officials on the state budget process and status of legislation at a forum at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls.

January 7, 2011
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January 7, 2011
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Local legislators impressed by Cuomo's message


January 5, 2011 - By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer

Cutting spending, capping property taxes, cutting unfunded mandates to local government, cutting the size of state government - overall, the North Country's legislators agreed with much of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's message in his first State of the State address Wednesday.

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January 6, 2011
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Area GOP lawmakers give Cuomo speech high marks


By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:47 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's message of bringing competition and innovative thinking to state government touched on all the right themes, area Republican legislators said.

"Ninety percent of what he was saying, I'm ready to get in the boat and row with him," said Assemblyman Tony Jordan, R-Jackson.

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January 6, 2011
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Local leaders positive after State of the State

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January 6, 2011


JOE LoTEMPLIO

 

PLATTSBURGH — North Country leaders liked what they heard from new Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his first State of the State address.They just hope that his words translate into positive actions.

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January 6, 2011
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ORDA director tapped to take over for DEC

 

 


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January 6, 2011


KIM SMITH DEDAM

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RAY BROOK — Joe Martens seemed a bit humbled by the breadth of North Country support for his nomination as Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner."I hope I live up to their expectations," he said.But his track record is marked with Adirondack achievement.

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January 6, 2011
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Regional officials applaud Martens decision

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January 6, 2011

KIM SMITH DEDAM

RAY BROOK — North Country officials express confidence in the nomination of Joe Martens as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Tuesday, and the reaction here was instant and accepting of a leader many consider thoughtful and capable of assimilating different points of view to garner consensus.

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January 6, 2011
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Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec sworn in as Warren County chairman


DON LEHMAN - dlehman@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:41 pm

QUEENSBURY - Dan Stec, the new chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, wants to spread the work around.

So Stec has assigned every member of the Board of Supervisors a committee chairmanship, but none have more than two. That's a departure from the past policy of senior members getting multiple chairmanships, while junior members often didn't chair any.

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January 6, 2011
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Bill would kill mandatory year’s notice of state facility closures


November 27, 2010 - By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer

Current law requires a year's notice to be given before a prison can be closed, but a law the state Legislature may take up Monday could get rid of that requirement.

Gov. David Paterson called a special session of the Legislature for 3 p.m. Monday, and "eliminating the notification required prior to the closure of state facilities" is one of the items listed in his proclamation.

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November 29, 2010
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Garbage pickup proposal floated for Lake George islands

By DAYELIN ROMAN, droman@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:56 pm

LAKE GEORGE -- The state Department of Environmental Conservation has been asked to increase camping fees on Lake George's islands next year to pay for garbage pickup that the state has proposed discontinuing.

Local officials said this week that they were hopeful the DEC will continue trash pickup on the islands after a meeting Friday with state officials to discuss the issue.

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September 22, 2010
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Abe Wing school board delays vote on merger study

By OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE oaquije@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:30 pm

GLENS FALLS -- The Abraham Wing school board will need another month to decide if the school district should go forward with a study on the feasibility of a merger with the city school district.

On Wednesday, the board voted to table a decision on whether to accept a $37,800 state grant to fund the study. The board will act on the grant in October.

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September 17, 2010
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Officials mark completion of canalside improvements

By DON LEHMAN dlehman@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:26 pm

QUEENSBURY -- Howard Raymond was there for the early days of the effort to clean up the Feeder Canal, when engines and furniture were lugged from the water.

The canal has come a long way over the 23 years that the Feeder Canal Alliance has been advocating for it, the waters running clean and clear compared to years ago.

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September 17, 2010
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Monaco's legacy deserves respect

Press-Republican Editorial

August 25, 2010

— All too often, rather than being preserved when the opportunity was there, significant North Country landmarks have been allowed to slip into memory. Only after they are gone do people realize their value.

The original Chazy Central Rural School and the Turner Mansion on upper Cornelia Street are just a couple of examples that come to mind.

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August 25, 2010
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