RAY BROOK — Joe Martens seemed a bit humbled by the breadth of North Country support for his nomination as Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner."I hope I live up to their expectations," he said.But his track record is marked with Adirondack achievement.
RAY BROOK — North Country officials express confidence in the nomination of Joe Martens as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Tuesday, and the reaction here was instant and accepting of a leader many consider thoughtful and capable of assimilating different points of view to garner consensus.
QUEENSBURY - Dan Stec, the new chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, wants to spread the work around.
So Stec has assigned every member of the Board of Supervisors a committee chairmanship, but none have more than two. That's a departure from the past policy of senior members getting multiple chairmanships, while junior members often didn't chair any.
November 27, 2010 - By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer
Current law requires a year's notice to be given before a prison can be closed, but a law the state Legislature may take up Monday could get rid of that requirement.
Gov. David Paterson called a special session of the Legislature for 3 p.m. Monday, and "eliminating the notification required prior to the closure of state facilities" is one of the items listed in his proclamation.
Senator Betty Little visited Chateaugay to commend a group of students who completed this year's summer reading challenge. The kids were treated to a pizza party at Owl's Nest Pizza and More by teacher Mary Jones and Principal Loretta Fowler. Senator Little presented certificates to each of the students.
State Senator Betty Little presents certificates congratulating elementary students at Hadley-Luzerne School District for completing the state summer reading program. More than 70 students participated in the educational program.
LAKE GEORGE -- The state Department of Environmental Conservation has been asked to increase camping fees on Lake George's islands next year to pay for garbage pickup that the state has proposed discontinuing.
Local officials said this week that they were hopeful the DEC will continue trash pickup on the islands after a meeting Friday with state officials to discuss the issue.
New Health Center, Renovated Resident Wing, Dialysis Center, And New Physical Rehabilitation Services Featured
SARANAC LAKE – The public was invited to an Open House ceremony for a first-hand look at the improvements and new services Adirondack Medical Center has brought to the community of Tupper Lake and beyond.
In addition to a newly constructed health center and renovated residential space at its skilled nursing facility, AMC now offers dialysis treatment at AMC-Mercy, one of only a few long-term care facilities in the state to offer the life-saving treatment.
ALBANY, NY - Unshackle Upstate today released its legislative scorecards for the 2009-10 session. The scorecards, available at www.unshackleupstate.com/scorecard-new/ comprehensively identify which legislators acted in the best interests of New York's taxpayers and job creators and which ones failed to do so.
— All too often, rather than being preserved when the opportunity was there, significant North Country landmarks have been allowed to slip into memory. Only after they are gone do people realize their value.
The original Chazy Central Rural School and the Turner Mansion on upper Cornelia Street are just a couple of examples that come to mind.
GLENS FALLS -- A merger between the two public school districts in the city is a topic that has surfaced at times in the last two decades.
Now it is back, after the state Department of State announced Friday that a $37,800 grant will pay to study if it's feasible for the Glens Falls City School District to merge with the Glens Falls Common (Abraham Wing) School District.
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.