The State Senate today approved legislation that would help the Town of Chester finance the cost of a new wood pellet heating system by extending the length of time it may bond for the project from 10 to 15 years.
Senator Betty Little sponsored the measure at the request of Chester Supervisor Fred Monroe and the town board.
The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would aid campgrounds acting to remove disruptive guests. Little said the law would bring campgrounds in line with what hotels and motels are able to do when a guest becomes disruptive.
The State Senate today approved legislation that would create a New York State Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Betty Little, said the goal is to raise awareness of approval of a woma
Lake George native, Corporal Ben Osborn, was inducted into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Albany on Tuesday, May 19. State Senator Betty Little nominated Osborn, who was one of two veterans posthumously recognized.
As a fourth-grader, Benjamin Osborn early on showed a keen interest in Operation Desert Storm. On September 11, 2001, as a high school teen, he watched, horrified, as his home state’s Twin Towers fell and 3,000 people died on United States soil. Benjamin Osborn knew he had to do something, so he volunteered to join the United States Army’s Combat Infantry in April 2007.
Marjorie Zmijewski is a native of the North Country and has lived most of her life in Keeseville. She is the daughter of the late Emilio and Virginia Garcia, and has followed in her father’s footsteps as an active, well respected civic and government leader in the North Country.
The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would authorize towns to set speed limits within their jurisdictions. Villages, cities and towns with large populations can do so on their own, but most towns must petition the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) for approval.
The State Senate Transportation Committee today approved legislation (S.4296) sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require registered owners be notified of any manufacturer recall notices when their motor vehicles are inspected.
If the official inspection station found that the motor vehicle is the subject of a safety recall, it would notify the owner in writing on the Vehicle Inspection Report that the automobile may be repaired at an authorized manufacturer dealer at no charge to the vehicle owner.
Little said a federal database makes the information available free online, but requiring a check during an inspection would better ensure vehicle owners have the potentially lifesaving information.
Senator Betty Little, chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee, addresses members of the Tourism Industry Coalition (TIC) during their lobby day in Albany on Tuesday, March 10. Tourism generates $7.7 billion in state and local taxes and ranks as the 4th largest employee in the state.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would authorize out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in the IRONMAN Lake Placid event was approved today by the State Senate.
Approximately 1,500 athletes compete in the event.
New York’s recently unveiled I LOVE NY mobile app was the highlight of a Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee meeting in Albany today.
Senator Betty Little, who chairs the committee, invited Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism Executive Director Gavin Landry to talk with committee members about the new app which helps users and visitors navigate through thousands of destinations, attractions and events.
State aid in support of libraries was the focus of a meeting with Senator Betty Little in Albany on Wednesday, February 25. With work continuing on the state budget, librarians and trustees representing the Southern Adirondack and Northern New York Library Systems made the case for increased aid, noting that library aid is currently $86.6 million annually, about $16 million short of what is required by New York State Education Law. According to a January 2015 Siena Poll, library usage is up 10 percent statewide