By LUCAS BLAISE and LOHR MCKINSTRYContributing Writer , Staff Writer
September 12, 2009 03:28 am
BEEKMANTOWN — The state released funds Friday afternoon to save the Beekmantown Gateway Welcome Center just days before it was to be shut down.
Adirondack Regional Tourism Council Executive Director Ronald Ofner had told the Press-Republican for an article posted on its Web site that $196,000 budgeted by New York state for the Interstate 87 facility had not been released six months after it was expected.
State Senator Betty Little today announced that she will serve as Chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee. Little added a new assignment this year as a member of the Senate Finance Committee and she will continue serving on the Local Government Committee, which she had chaired for a number of years.
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.