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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Salmon River Rocks the House – The Salmon River High School Band performed in Albany Wednesday, March 20, 2013, participating in the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools” program. Under the direction of their conductor, Mrs. Cindy Healy, the students performed several rock songs, including Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, for an audience in the Concourse of the Empire Plaza at the State Capital.
Scott McLaughlin of Lucky Strike Lanes is pictured in Albany with Senator Betty Little on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. McLaughlin was advocating on behalf of the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association and discussed issues including the proposed minimum wage increase, vendor fees for video lottery terminals and civil liability concerns.
Youth bureau lobbies in Albany – Members of the Washington County Youth Bureau are pictured with Senator Betty Little on Tuesday, February 12 in Albany. The students met with Little to discuss funding for youth programs, gun control and raising the state’s minimum wage. Pictured from left are: Emily Campbell, Erica Reynolds, Kassondra Ambrosi, Program Coordinator Kevin Ely, Senator Little and Phil Hicks.
Senator Betty Little met with the Glens Falls Boy Scout Troop 2 to talk about her motivation to serve in public office and the role and responsibilities of a New York State Senator. The boys asked questions of the senator to fulfill a requirement to advance to their next rank.
Senator Betty Little is pictured with Kay Tomasi at the counter of Jacko’s Corner, an old-fashioned soda fountain located on the corner of Main Street and East Broadway in Salem, Washington County. Pictured behind the counter are operators Justin and Theresa Rushinski who worked with Kay to restore the soda fountain back to its former glory.
Senator Betty Little attended a conference in Albany on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, to discuss Governor Cuomo's new heritage promotion initiative, the Path Through History program. The conference brought together stakeholders from across the state to discuss regional opportunities to promote New York's history and attract more tourists. Senator Little is pictured talking with Heather Mabee, Saratoga-Capital Region Parks Commission chairwoman.
Senator Betty Little is pictured with NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones on Wednesday, July 19 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the successful reopening of North Country Dairy in North Lawrence.
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, the new owner and operator of the yogurt production plant, invested $11 million for the purchase of the facility and its refurbishing. The plant had been shuttered by its previous owner. Thanks to an allocation of low-cost hydropower from NYPA, as well as state and local government incentives, the plant is producing millions of pounds of yogurt from milk purchased from New York State dairy farms and has rehired 80 northern New Yorkers.
The Granville Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Crystal Everdyke, performed in the Concourse in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools Month” celebration on Friday, March 30. Senator Betty Little caught up with the musicians for a photo in between numbers.
Sam Balzac, an 11th grader at Keene Central School, was in Albany recently performing in the All-State Jazz Band as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in our Schools Month” celebration. Balzac plays the trumpet and flugelhorn. Pictured from left are: Senator Betty Little; Sam; his mom, Kathleen Recchia; and Daryle Redmond, the NYSSMA Zone 6 representative.
The Salmon River High School Band is pictured in Albany with their director, Cindy Healy. The band performed a concert in the Concourse on Thursday, March 22 as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools Month” celebration. They were welcomed by Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.
Scott McLaughlin of Lucky Strike Lanes in Malone is pictured with Senator Betty Little following a meeting on Tuesday, March 20 in Albany. McLaughlin discussed issues affecting New York’s bowling businesses including a mandate that requires employers provide a summary of salary and benefits for each employee. The wage information is already provided to employees on their pay stubs. Senator Little voted to repeal the duplicative mandate in late February.<
Derek Genereux of Champlain is pictured with Senator Betty Little in Albany on Wednesday, March 12. Derek was recognized the previous evening as a Student of the Year by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education. Derek completed his GED last year and has become an advocate to encourage younger peers to stay in school and proponent of anti-bullying efforts. Derek was nominated for the award by Champlain Valley Educational Services.