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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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July 23, 2010
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Delicious potato chips in the making at Sustain Adirondack

Senator Betty Little joined a contingent of state and local officials for a tour of three Franklin County agricultural businesses.

One of the stops was Sustain Adirondacks which makes a variety of products including potato chips.  Sustain Brand products  are locally sourced within 300 miles or less.  That means a majority of ingredients come from local farms, products are processed by local hands and sales and profits benefit farmers locally.

July 13, 2010
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Delicious potato chips in the making at Sustain Adirondacks

Senator Betty Little recently joined a contingent of state and local officials for a tour of three Franklin County agricultural businesses.  One of the stops was Sustain Adirondacks, whose products are locally sourced within 300 miles are less.  That means a majority of the ingredients come from local farms, the products are processed by local hands and sales and profits from the products benefit farmers locally.

July 13, 2010
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Governor Paterson Signs "Jack Shea" Bill to Combat Drunken Driving

July 12, 2010

Governor David A. Paterson today signed legislation that will immediately permit certified nurse practioners and advance emergency medical technicians to draw blood without direct physician supervision from motorists who are suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

July 13, 2010
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Paterson signs legislation to close drunken-driving loophole

By Cara Matthews -- Ithaca Journal Albany Bureau

July 12, 2010 

ALBANY -- Gov. David Paterson signed legislation Monday that expands the list of medical professionals authorized to draw blood from alleged drunken drivers without physician supervision, closing a loophole that has allowed some intoxicated motorists to escape prosecution.

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July 13, 2010
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Jack Shea Law Closing DWI Legal Loophole Wins Legislative Approval

Named in honor of 1932 Olympic Gold Medalist Jack Shea

 The Assembly today gave final legislative approval of legislation that would close a legal loophole in New York State’s DWI laws that has allowed drunk drivers to escape prosecution.  Assemblywomen Janet Duprey and Teresa Sayward and Senator Betty Little Little cosponsored the legislation, which has been a priority for the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York.

June 24, 2010
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Senate passes bill for out-of-state health care professionals at Ironman

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, POSTED: June 18, 2010 

ALBANY - The state Senate passed a bill Thursday that would allow out-of-state health care professionals to provide services to Ironman competitors in Lake Placid.

June 21, 2010
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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.

June 18, 2010
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SENATE APPROVES LAKE PLACID IRONMAN BILL

 The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that will allow out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in next month’s Lake Placid Ironman event.

June 17, 2010
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Essex County expects about $350k in cuts

Majority are in state health, social services

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: June 15, 2010   

ELIZABETHTOWN - The $327 million in cuts to mental health and social services that the state Legislature passed Monday evening are expected to have a $350,000 annual impact on Essex County, according to county Manager Dan Palmer.

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June 15, 2010
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Area loses a friend

Post-Star, Maury ThompsonPosted: Monday, June 14, 2010 5:42 pm

Officials in Johnsburg, in the early 1990s, were developing a strategy to save the railroad line that runs through the town.

Willsboro, in Essex County, needed a new sewer system around the same time.

The man that town leaders turned to for help navigating the way through the government bureaucratic process was state Assemblyman James King, a Republican from Ticonderoga.

June 15, 2010
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Local lawmakers vote against extender

Press-RepublicanJune 15, 2010 By JOE LoTEMPLIO, and CASEY RYAN VOCK Staff Writer, Contributing Writer

ALBANY — All three lawmakers from the North Country voted Monday evening in opposition to the state's emergency spending bill.

The measure squeaked through the Senate, 34-27, and gained Assembly approval with ease.

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June 15, 2010
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Bridge groundbreaking starts with ferry ride

Press-RepublicanJune 11, 2010 By LOHR McKINSTRY Staff Writer

CROWN POINT — The governors of New York and Vermont arrived majestically by ferry Friday as the groundbreaking for the new Champlain Bridge kicked off.

Commuters watched in awe as New York Gov. David Paterson and Vermont Gov. James Douglas came into the Crown Point Ferry docks standing on the bow of the ferry.

Both men then walked from the ferry landing to the ceremony, which was being held at the end of the approach to the bridge on the New York side.

June 11, 2010
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Breaking ground for new Lake Champlain Bridge

ALBANY, NY (06/11/2010)(readMedia)-- New York State Governor David A. Paterson and Vermont Governor Jim Douglas today broke ground on a new Lake Champlain Bridge spanning the lake between Crown Point, New York, and Addison, Vermont. The governors were joined at the site of the approach to the former bridge by state and local elected officials, local business leaders and community members to officially kick-off the start of construction of the new bridge.

June 11, 2010
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Local hospitals hit with state funding cuts

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 5:52 pm

Glens Falls Hospital will lose an estimated $739,000 in revenue under a new round of state budget cuts, according to a statewide industry organization.

Saratoga Hospital will lose an estimated $316,000, while Moses-Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga will lose an estimated $46,000, according to the Health Care Association of New York State.

June 9, 2010
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Veteran, political aide is parade’s grand marshal

By MAURY THOMPSON-thompson@poststar.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:30 am

SOUTH GLENS FALLS - Dante Orsini was playing basketball at the Naval War College the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

“They interrupted the game at about halftime to tell us the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor,” said Orsini, a member of the Marine Corps Institute basketball team at the time.

May 27, 2010
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Little brings broadband interests together

By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: May 25, 2010

LAKE PLACID - With quite a few broadband projects at various stages around the North Country, state Sen. Betty Little brought them all together recently to find out where broadband access in the area has been, where it is now and where it's going.

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May 27, 2010
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Senator Betty Little, Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart Cohost Broadband Summit

Broadband Summit Held in Lake Placid

Cohosted by New York State CIO and State Senator Betty Little

ALBANY, NY (05/25/2010)(readMedia)-- On Friday, May 21, 2010, Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State Chief Information Officer and Director of the New York State Office for Technology and New York State Senator Betty Little co-hosted a Broadband Summit to talk about closing the North Country digital divide.

May 27, 2010
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Broadband summit planned for Lake Placid

Press-Republican,  May 19, 2010

LAKE PLACID — State Sen. Betty Little and Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, New York State chief information officer and director of the Office for Technology, will co-host a broadband summit to talk about closing the North Country digital divide.

The public event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.

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May 19, 2010
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APA to ease permit process for ‘horizontal co-location’ of cell towers

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: May 15, 2010

RAY BROOK - The state Adirondack Park Agency wants to ease the permitting process for installing a second cell tower in a site that already has an APA-approved cell tower.

The agency's Regulatory Programs Committee got its first look Thursday at a draft general permit geared for the "horizontal co-location" of cell towers.

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May 17, 2010
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