— DUANE — Another public-safety incident is raising serious questions about cellular-phone service in the heart of Franklin County.On Sunday, a woman from Rainbow Lake in her late 60s went skiing along the Horse Brook Trails in Duane, according to Gil Paddock, second assistant fire chief for Duane Volunteer Fire Department.“She went to walk her dog and got her vehicle stuck trying to get out.”
By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: February 5, 2010
While progress has been made on improving cell phone service in the Adirondack Park, State Sen. Betty Little says she's worried that the cost of putting up a cell tower in the Adirondacks is keeping wireless companies and cell phone providers from making additional investments inside the Blue Line.
SEN. LITTLE NAMED RANKING MEMBER OF SENATE TOURISM COMMITTEE
State Senator Betty Little has been named the Ranking Republican Member of the State Senate’s Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee. Little will continue serving as the ranking member of the Senate Local Government Committee.
Sen. Little wants to keep Lussi on APA board; no opposition to nomination of former NYSERDA President Valentino
By MIKE LYNCH and CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Staff Writers POSTED: February 3, 2010
The nomination of canoe maker Peter Hornbeck to a seat on the state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners has been held up in the state Senate amid local-government concerns about him being an environmental group board member.
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: January 29, 2010 PORT HENRY - Due to recent changes in the drug law, more people are eligible for Shock incarceration in this state than ever before - which makes it all the more baffling to local officials why the state would choose to try to close one of the state's four shock facilities now.
GLENS FALLS - A study to determine if it is feasible for the city's two public school systems to merge could begin this summer.
Thomas McGowan, the superintendent of the Glens Falls City School District, said it's more practical for the study to occur over the summer than during the school year so that the consultants hired for the job have easier access to the schools.
Reigning in milk production levels is seen as one way to stabilize volatile milk prices that have left many local dairy farms in dire straits.
Ellenburg dairy farmer James Normandin organized a meeting with state Sen. Betty Little and representatives of two dairy cooperatives last month. Normandin said Clinton County dairy farmers lost an estimated $20.9 million in 2009. Across the state, that figure is believed to have been $669 million, he said.
Paul Smith’s College will host summit but says it cannot run a visitors’ nature center
By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: January 23, 2010
PAUL SMITHS - Paul Smith's College will host a meeting next week on the future of the state Adirondack Park Agency's Visitor Interpretive Center in Paul Smiths, which Gov. David Paterson has proposed closing along with the Newcomb VIC.
By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: January 20, 2010
As local politicians and organizations assessed the potential impacts of Gov. David Paterson's proposed budget on the North Country, many were concerned about how cuts would affect the region, but some saw some bright spots.
MORIAH — Prison staffs in Lyon Mountain and Moriah were shocked Tuesday to learn their facilities are now slated to close.
As part of sweeping budget cuts announced by Gov. David Paterson, Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility in Clinton County is expected to close January 2011, with Moriah Shock Incarceration Facility in Essex County to follow in April 2011.
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: January 15, 2010
SARANAC LAKE - Gov. David Paterson will unveil his 2010-11 state budget next Tuesday, and it is being reported that it will contain a $2 billion spending increase.
Although this is much less than the $11 billion increase, including $8 billion in new taxes and fees, that led to the current $133 billion state budget last year, three North Country legislators said they would prefer a budget that doesn't increase spending at all.
SARANAC LAKE - The Tri-Lakes area's three representatives in Albany said they think the state Adirondack Park Agency has strayed much too far from its original role, but they stopped short of calling for its abolition.