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.
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
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.
— 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.