Betty Little's News items

EDITORIAL: Remedy for SLA delays

Press-Republican, May 5, 2010

BYOB —

In 2008 and 2009, two restaurants that opened in the 45th State Senate District patrolled by Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) had to survive eight months before receiving the liquor licenses they so desperately needed to build their business.

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May 6, 2010
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Sen. Little sponsors anti-bullying bills

Posted May 4, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

ALBANY - State Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, is one of a group of legislators backing three bills aimed to address hazing, bullying and cyber-bullying.

The one Little is sponsoring would increase penalties for hazing and is sponsored in the Assembly by Ron Canestrari, D-Cohoes. It has been referred to the Codes Committee in both houses.

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May 6, 2010
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Senate approves temporary liquor license bill

Adirdonack Daily Enterprise, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 

By a 58-3 vote, the state Senate approved legislation Monday that would create a temporary liquor sale permit system to address the sometimes long and expensive process of getting a liquor license.

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April 28, 2010
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A long shot at Aqueduct

 Times Union Editorial, First published: Friday, April 16, 2010  Talk about a losing streak. It's been nine years since New York decided that there was an untapped jackpot at the Aqueduct Race Track, namely the money it could make from video slot machines. Nine years, and still no contract or a franchise to oversee the action that's estimated to be worth about $300 million a year

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April 16, 2010
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Adirondack Caucus launch attracts a crowd

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: April 16, 2010

CHESTERTOWN - The line to get into the Chester Municipal Center extended out the door a little before 7 p.m. Thursday, and more than 100 people, the majority middle-aged or old, packed into the auditorium for the Adirondack Caucus' first public forum.

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April 16, 2010
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Little government bill passes committee

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: April 14, 2010

A town cannot have a fire department, but a city or village can. Nor can a town set its own speed limits, while villages can in some instances.

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April 16, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS UNVEIL “HOMEOWNER PROTECTION AND PROPERTY TAX REBATE ACT”

Major Tax Cut Initiative Would Provide Property Tax Rebate Check for Every Middle-Class Taxpayer, Cap Property Taxes, Put in Place Mandate Relief;Usher in Economic Freedom for Taxpayers

March 11, 2010
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Day of rejoicing

Locals jubilantly welcome their Olympians home with parade

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: March 6, 2010

Saranac Lake loves a parade. It also loves its local Olympians.

Put the two together, and you get one heck of a party.

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March 8, 2010
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EDITORIAL: Troublesome nomination for APA

Press Republican -- March 03, 2010 03:25 am

— Since the Adirondack Park Agency was formed in the early 1970s, it has been pounded hard by both environmentalists and, especially, by pro-development advocates. It's very hard to sit between two extremes and make decisions that are not going to alienate significant numbers.

March 3, 2010
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Bill would encourage solar, wind power

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

February 26, 2010 10:31 am

— PLATTSBURGH — A measure to promote expanded use of solar- and wind-powered electricity-generation systems has been approved by both legislative chambers in Albany.

Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) said the bill, which she co-sponsored, changes the current net-metering law to remove restrictions that prevented many non-residential customers from taking part.

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February 26, 2010
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APA nomination illustrates big split

Pro-development groups knock recommendation for area boat builder to fill seat on agency    By BRIAN NEARING, Times Union Staff writer

First published: Thursday, February 25, 2010  ALBANY -- The potential appointment of a prominent Adirondack boat builder to the Adirondack Park Agency has highlighted the rift between conservation and development -- forces that have long butted heads over the park's direction.

February 25, 2010
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Senate committee approves Hornbeck nomination

CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: February 23, 2010

ALBANY - The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, under pressure from Gov. David Paterson's Office, voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of Peter Hornbeck to the state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners, over the objections of Sen. Betty Little and other senators.

February 24, 2010
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Law expands ability of businesses to sell alternative power

By NICK REISMAN reisman@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:09 pm

GREENWICH -- State Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, is touting a measure aimed at helping businesses take advantage of solar and wind energy.

Gov. David Paterson approved the measure on Tuesday that closes a loophole in a law passed in 2009 that allowed non-residential solar energy users to sell excess power back to a utility.

February 24, 2010
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APA controversy arises

By KIM SMITH DEDAMPress Republican Staff Writer

February 24, 2010 07:07 am

RAY BROOK — The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee approved a controversial appointment Tuesday to the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners.

Gov. David Paterson nominated Peter Hornbeck, a canoe builder and environmentalist from Olmstedville, to serve in the APA seat held by Lake Placid businessman Arthur Lussi, who still holds the seat though his term ended June 30.

February 24, 2010
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Duane tower caught in communication gap

By KIM SMITH DEDAMPress Republican Staff Writer

February 24, 2010 03:28 am

DUANE — Adirondack Park Agency staff issued a permit for an 80-foot cell-phone tower in Duane that may not allow emergency officials to comply with international communication regulations.

And it seems to have come without the applicant's final review.

The Duane tower was in motion through APA when Verizon Wireless started looking to accommodate other carriers after a meeting with local officials and APA staff last month.

February 24, 2010
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Support for Point au Roche State Park organizing

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

February 22, 2010 03:28 am

BEEKMANTOWN — The fight for Point au Roche State Park has begun.

Point au Roche, Macomb Reservation State Park in Schuyler Falls and the John Brown Farm in Lake Placid are among 41 parks and 14 historic sites recommended for closure by the state Office of Parks and Recreation.

The closures, announced Friday, are meant to address the office's proposed $29 million budget cut and are set to start April 1.

February 22, 2010
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Area boy scouts hailed in Albany on scouting’s centennial

By Thom Randall, Denton Publications

February 18, 2010

ALBANY — Boy Scouts from Warren County and the greater Glens Falls region were hailed and applauded Feb. 8 in the New York State Legislature as the boys represented scouts statewide on the day of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America.

A group of Boy Scouts and their leaders of the Twin Rivers Council — based in Glens Falls — visited both the state Assembly and state Senate Feb. 8 and were honored by the legislators.

February 22, 2010
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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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February 22, 2010
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Parks closure list not final

Gov’s office says fate of parks like John Brown Farm, Crown Point Historic Site not yet decided

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: February 16, 2010 

LAKE PLACID - Although there has been talk of lists of parks that could close in New York's proposed 2010-2011 budget, a spokesman for Gov. David Paterson stressed Monday that nothing has been finalized.

February 16, 2010
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State compromises on Adirondack sign changes

By NICK REISMAN, reisman@poststar.com | Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 5:18 pm

What brown (and yellow) can do is stay put.

A tentative plan by the state Department of Transportation will preserve most of the classic brown-and-yellow road signs in the Adirondack Park.

Under a proposal announced last week by Michael Shamma, a regional director for the agency, only road signs that direct drivers to hospitals, police and transportation centers will be changed.

February 16, 2010
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