Betty Little's Photos

Research by SUNY Plattsburgh students recognized in Albany

Three SUNY Plattsburgh students were invited to exhibit undergraduate research projects at the Innovative Exploration Forum in Albany on Tuesday, April 1. Pictured (from left) in the Well of the Legislative Office Building are Matthew Rusek, Michael Haynes, Senator Betty Little and Justin Andrews.  The event featured more than 100 student-produced poster displays in a range of academic disciplines by some of SUNY’s most talented undergraduate scholars.

April 2, 2014
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North Country veteran advocacy in Albany

A contingent of North Country veterans are pictured with Senator Betty Little in her Albany office on Tuesday, March 18.  The veterans visited the State Capital to discuss numerous issues including funding for veterans’ programs and the creation of a New York State veterans ceremony.  Little is cosponsoring legislation to provide a state contract preference for service-connected, disabled veteran-owned small businesses.  Pictured from left are: Mario Cristaldi, Joseph Proulx, Robert St. John, Randy Farmer, Senator Little and Clinton County Veterans Service Agency Director Steve Bowman.

March 18, 2014
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Adult education student Alvin Smith honored in Albany

Alvin Smith of Champlain was honored  as a New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYSACCE) 2014 “Student of the Year.”  Mr. Smith shared his journey as an adult education student with Senator Betty Little in her Albany office on Wednesday, March 12.  Pictured from left are Senator Little, Mr. Smith and adult literacy instructors, Lanelle Wood and Gay Ellen Carlsson.    

March 12, 2014
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County and town highway superintendents lobby in Albany

Senator Betty Little (center) talks with county and town highway superintendents during the annual “Local Roads Matter” lobby day in Albany on Wednesday, March 5.  Under the executive budget proposal, funding for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Federal Municipal Streets and Highways Program (“Marchiselli”) would be held at current levels.

March 5, 2014
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Cross-border issues discussed in Albany

CROSS-BORDER ISSUES DISCUSSED IN ALBANY – Senator Betty Little is pictured with Quebec’s New York delegate general, Dominique Poirier, in the senator’s Albany office on Monday, March 3.  Little and Poirier discussed tourism, the success of Canadian companies operating in New York and the importance of the cross-border trade relationship.

March 4, 2014
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Jobs for Heroes plan would help disabled vets

Senator Betty Little discusses the Jobs for Heroes program at a press conference in the State Capitol on Monday,  February 10.  Little is a sponsor of the proposal that would establish a five percent goal in the awarding of State contracts to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.   She is working to have the measure included in the state budget.

 

 

February 11, 2014
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Granville robotics team advances to world championship

Granville High School's Team 4305A, SIX SIGMA, has advanced to the VEX Robotics World's Championship in Anaheim CA in April. Only 400 high school teams from around the world are invited to compete. The team is one of six representing New York State.  Pictured from left to right are Marc Billow (Holding Trophy), Josh Sumner, Adam Browe, Gabrielle, Hilder, Hollis Pauquette, Matt Bixby, and coach Gary Gendron.  The team is now raising $7,000 to make the trip out west and the coach said anyone wishing to support them in this effort can do so through the Granville Central School. 

February 11, 2014
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Aging advocates lobby in Albany

Officials representing the Clinton, Warren, Essex and Washington County Offices for the Aging were in Albany Tuesday, February 4 to talk with Senator Betty Little about issues important to those they serve and to discuss the proposed state budget.  Pictured from left are: Crystal Carter (Clinton), Christie Sabo (Warren), Senator Little, Patty Bashaw (Essex) and Gina Cantanucci-Mitchell (Washington).

February 5, 2014
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North Creek Mosaic Project Complete -- A Beautiful Work of Art

I had the incredible honor and good fortune of setting the last piece to complete the North Creek Mosaic Project.  Over 500 volunteers, including local residents, seasonal guests, students and artists, had a hand in creating this masterpiece, a more than 180-foot mural depicting recreation and wildlife in the Adirondacks.  The mosaic comprises tens of thousands of broken bits of glass, tiles, seashells and stained glass, much of which was donated.

October 1, 2013
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Click to learn more about September being National Preparedness Month

When a disaster strikes, being prepared is never a regret.  This month is National Preparedness Month, a time designated to raise awareness and encourage families and communities to think about emergency plans.

The American Red Cross in New York State has asked us to help spread the word about the importance of preparedness.  To learn more details, please click here.

September 12, 2013
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World War II Veteran Jack Higgins leads North Warren Parade

Senator Betty Little is pictured with Jack Higgins, a World War II veteran who landed on Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion. Jack was the Grand Marshall of the North Warren Bicentennial Parade in Pottersville on Saturday, August 24, 2013.

August 26, 2013
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Parker Family Farm maple products served at Essex County Fair

Senator Betty Little is pictured with Michael and Jen Parker at the Essex County Fair on Friday, August  2, 2013.  The fair celebrated its 165th anniversary, welcoming families and tourists for another great year celebrating Adirondack agricultural heritage with lots of fun and food for all to enjoy.   

August 5, 2013
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Plan to accommodate cyclists on Amtrak begins to take shape

   Senator Betty Little is pictured with a small group of cyclists at the Saratoga Rail Station waiting to board the Ethan Allen Amtrak train on Wednesday, July 25, 2013.

July 25, 2013
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The Strand in Plattsburgh welcomes Cirque Eloize for a special performance

The Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh was the venue for a very special performance of 

June 10, 2013
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Adirondack Day a wonderful success -- The Wild Walk among dozens of exhibits in Albany

     Wild Walk among dozens of exhibits at Adirondack Day in Albany – Hillarie Logan-Dechene describes the planned experience of the Wild Walk in Tupper Lake to Senate Majority Coalition Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Betty Little during Adirondack Day in Albany on Monday, April 29.  The inaugural Adirondack Day showcased dozens of exhibitors and vendors to raise awareness among lawmakers and legislative staff about what life is like

April 29, 2013
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New Vision students explore college and career paths

Area students participating in the New Vision Government and Law Program meet with Senator Betty Little in her Albany office on Monday, April 15.  The Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES  program brings college-bound seniors interested in pre-law, political science or criminal justice into the professional settings of lawmakers, attorneys, court clerks and law enforcement officials.

April 18, 2013
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North Country Youth in Government meets Senator Little in Albany

High school students participating in the YMCA Youth in Government Program meet with Senator Betty Little on Monday, April 15 in her Albany office.  Pictured from left to right are: Molly Schoder, 11th grade, Bolton Central School; Senator Little; Caitlyn Yandon, 11th grade, Newcomb Central School; Ian Laurie, 10th grade, Ticonderoga High School; and, Michaela Moses, 10th grade, Newcomb Central School.  The students were accompanied by Jackie Palandrani, Silver Bay YMCA district coordinator.

April 15, 2013
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Girl Scouts tour State Capitol

Junior Girl Scouts Troop #3102 were in Albany Thursday, April 4 to learn about state government, including the history of the New York State Capitol Building.  Here they are pictured on the Million Dollar Staircase following their guided tour of the Capitol.  The Albany trip was the final step in the girls earning their Government Badge.

 

 

April 15, 2013
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Paul Smith's College is veteran friendly

Senator Betty Little visited Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks on Wednesday, April 3 to meet with veterans attending the school about programs and services important to their academic success.

Several years ago, Senator Little cohosted a forum with the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs on creating "Veteran Friendly Campuses" to help returning G.I.s successfully make the transition from military service to college campus life.

April 5, 2013
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