Betty Little's posts related to Local Government

Villages find sharing works

By THOMAS DIMOPOULOStdimopoulos@poststar.comMonday, September 7, 2009 5:38 PM EDT

The sirens have been wailing across the two villages for five years now.

Area municipalities facing economic constraints have been looking at ways to continue essential services while keeping costs low. As a result, studies on sharing services with neighboring communities are on the rise.

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Remote dispatching would increase Tupper patrols

By DENISE A. RAYMOPress Republican Staff Writer

TUPPER LAKE — A six-month pilot program would put an extra patrol car on the street in Tupper Lake while dispatching is handled by Franklin County 911 staff.

Emergency Services Director Ricky Provost said remote dispatching would take place only between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday — the times Police Chief Thomas Fee identified as needing the most personnel out on patrol.

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Stairs, roof being fixed at St. Armand Town Hall

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: October 26, 2009

BLOOMINGDALE - There are no stairs in front of the St. Armand Town Hall.

The old stairs, which were badly cracked after years of water getting in and freezing, have been removed, and new ones, which are designed so this won't happen, are going to be put in. For now, people can use the side entrance.

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Dannemora Town Highway Garage destroyed by fire

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

DANNEMORA — Fire destroyed the Town of Dannemora Highway Garage New Year's Day morning.

Lyon Mountain Assistant Fire Chief Ron Chase said the large, metal structure is a total loss. That includes almost all of the department's equipment.

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LITTLE: REVIEW STATE STATUTES AFFECTING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 

 The Senate Local Government Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require a state commission to review thousands of state statutes affecting local governments.  

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Little government bill passes committee

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: April 14, 2010

A town cannot have a fire department, but a city or village can. Nor can a town set its own speed limits, while villages can in some instances.

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Little: Review State Statutes Affecting Local Governments

The Senate Local Government Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require a state commission to review thousands of state statutes affecting local governments.

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Senate OKs Review of State Laws Affecting Local Governments

 The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval of legislation that would require a commission to review state statutes affecting local governments and provide recommendations to eliminate duplications.

 The bill, sponsored by Senator Betty Little, passed the Assembly in February.

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EDITORIAL: Shared services, good government

Press-Republican -- July 23, 2010

The push for municipal governments to share services and consolidate programs to save money has Franklin County officials talking, and they have approached Essex County supervisors as partners.

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Little not big on Little City plan

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: August 5, 2010

SARANAC LAKE - State Sen. Betty Little cast doubt this week on the prospects of the village becoming a city, saying the chances are slim without the support of the three towns and two counties that overlap the village boundaries.

"They can try to become a city, but looking at the big picture, the likelihood of it seems remote," Little told the Enterprise Tuesday.

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