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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair 9:30 AM, Thursday, January 19, 2012 Room 309 LOB

January 19, 9:30 AM - 9:36 AM
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Cuomo APA pick praised from all sides

JON ALEXANDER -jalexander@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:48 pm

"Balance" was on the tip of everyone's tongue Tuesday as the state Senate Environmental Conservation Committee unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recess appointment of Sherman Craig to the vacant resident seat on the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners.

January 11, 2012
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Senate moves APA commissioner confirmation forward

Press-Republican -- January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012
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State of the State: North Country officials pleased with Cuomo's 2012 agenda

By CHRIS MORRIS - Staff Writer (cmorris@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Adirondack Daily Enterprise -- January 4, 2012

January 5, 2012
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Area politicians welcome Cuomo's pledge for mandate relief

MAURY THOMPSON - thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 6:46 pm

Area legislators said they are optimistic Gov. Andrew Cuomo can achieve his goal of passing a mandate relief bill in 2012.

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January 5, 2012
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Local leaders praise governor's State of State

Press-Republican -- January 5, 2012

January 5, 2012
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Senator Little reacts to Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

“We had a very productive legislative session last year.  The property tax levy cap, middle-class income tax cut, passage of an on-time budget while closing a $10 billion deficit, new low-cost power program for businesses -- all of these were possible because of a bipartisan and constructive approach.  The bickering was replaced by a willingness to listen, learn and compromise.  We focused on solutions and results were achieved.

January 4, 2012
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Progress being made on MTA East Side Access project

Senator Betty Little stands at the top of an escalator shaft being constructed as part of the East Side Access (ESA) project in Manhattan.    ESA is the nation’s largest transit public works project.  When completed, it will dramatically shorten commute times for Long Island Rail Road passengers, significantly reduce crowding in Penn Station and Penn Station bound trains and h

December 19, 2011
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Flood Relief A Major Component of New $3.3 Billion Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan

APPLY FOR FLOOD RELIEF NOW

The ongoing effort to recover and rebuild from the destruction of Irene and Lee continues.  Partnering with Governor Cuomo, I was pleased to support the creation of the New York State Flood Assistance Program this past December.

This important program is now up and running.  Now is the time to apply.

Empire State Development (ESD) will distribute up to $21 million to "businesses, farms and owners of multiple dwellings" whose properties were damaged by flooding, with grants of up to $20,000 per entity possible.

The application form can be found online at http://www.esd.ny.gov/BusinessPrograms/FloodRecovery.html.

December 15, 2011
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Economic Regional Council Award Recipients Announced

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

     “Kudos to the North Country team!  Led by co-chairs Garry Douglas and Dr. Tony Collins, they presented a winning strategic vision for growing the North Country economy.

December 8, 2011
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Senate, Assembly, Governor agree on tax relief plan to spur economic growth

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

     "The goal of this agreement approved tonight by the Legislature is to encourage economic activity and job growth. There are a lot of national and international economic factors beyond our control. We need to do what we can on the state level and the time to act is now, not putting off action until next year’s session or within the context of negotiating a state budget.

     "Cutting income taxes for the vast majority of New Yorkers, new incentives for businesses, accelerating infrastructure projects, providing aid for storm-ravaged communities: all of this is being done to move our economy forward rather than wait and see or simply hope the situation improves.

December 8, 2011
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TIME WARNER CABLE COMPLETES NETWORK EXPANSION IN SCHROON

Schenectady, NY - (November 3, 2011) –  Time Warner Cable, New York’s largest provider of cable and broadband services, today announced completion of new network construction in the Town of Schroon, NY, bringing its advanced video, digital phone and high speed broadband to hundreds of more homes in the Adirondacks.  Time Warner Cable extended its advanced hybrid fiber optic network nearly 9 miles along Adirondack Road (also known as East Shore Road) in Schroon, passing 214 homes.  The new network runs along Adirondack Road from Red Wing Road to Nesa Road, and includes a number of side

November 16, 2011
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Governor Cuomo and Governor Shumlin Announce Opening of Lake Champlain Bridge

New Bridge Reopens Vital Link Between New York and Vermont;

November 9, 2011
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Officials say cell service improving in Washington County, Adirondacks

By JAMIE MUNKS -- jmunks@poststar.com | Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011 4:03 pm

Washington County and parts of the Adirondack Park are getting better connected.

Officials say cellular service and increased broadband connectivity in areas where they've been lacking are vital to economic development, safety, education and quality of life in the region. And state Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, plans to keep fighting for more coverage.

October 31, 2011
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AT&T expands Adirondack Park cell network

October 28, 2011

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

October 31, 2011
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October 31, 2011
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AT&T OUTLINES NETWORK, COMMUNITY SUPPORT IN ADIRONDACK PARK

Eight New Cell Sites Activated as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment,

AT&T Contributes $5,000.00 to benefit Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Company

 

October 31, 2011
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Telecommuting Discussed at Clarkson University's Forever Wired Conference

    State Senator Betty Little is pictured with Joshua Bell, manager of Kentucky Teleworks, during a panel discussion as part of Clarkson University's Forever Wired Conference.  The annual conference, held this year on Tuesday, October 4, focused on continuing efforts to build and promote broadband connectivity in the Adirondack Region to improve the business climate by attracting investment and encouraging entrepreneurship.

 

October 6, 2011
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State Insurance reps in Salem, Sept. 28 to answer flood-related questions

     New York State Insurance Department representatives will be available Wednesday, September 28 in the village of Salem to answer flood-related insurance questions,  according to Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Tony Jordan.  The Mobile Command Center van will be parked in the village municipal parking lot, 301 Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. next to the FEMA van.

September 26, 2011
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Senator Little assesses North Country storm damage

       Senator Betty Little talks with Jim Morganson, President of the Northern ADK Building Officials Chapter, next to the destroyed Keene Vounteer Fire Station.  Little joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, Congressman Chris Gibson, Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward and dozens of state, county and town officials for a tour of Keene, NY on Tuesday, August 30 to assess the massive amount of damage in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.

         Following the news conference, Little accompanied New York Army National Guard Adjutant Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy and State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine on a helicopter tour of the Adirondacks for an aerial view of the widespread damage.

 

August 31, 2011
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