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Summer Reading Commended at Hadley Luzerne

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.

October 25, 2010
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Garbage pickup proposal floated for Lake George islands

By DAYELIN ROMAN, droman@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:56 pm

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.

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September 22, 2010
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Abe Wing school board delays vote on merger study

By OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE oaquije@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:30 pm

GLENS FALLS -- The Abraham Wing school board will need another month to decide if the school district should go forward with a study on the feasibility of a merger with the city school district.

On Wednesday, the board voted to table a decision on whether to accept a $37,800 state grant to fund the study. The board will act on the grant in October.

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September 17, 2010
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Officials mark completion of canalside improvements

By DON LEHMAN dlehman@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:26 pm

QUEENSBURY -- Howard Raymond was there for the early days of the effort to clean up the Feeder Canal, when engines and furniture were lugged from the water.

The canal has come a long way over the 23 years that the Feeder Canal Alliance has been advocating for it, the waters running clean and clear compared to years ago.

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September 17, 2010
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AMC HOLDS OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW TUPPER LAKE SERVICES

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.

August 31, 2010
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Senator Little ranked #1 by pro-taxpayer group Unshackle Upstate

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.

August 30, 2010
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Monaco's legacy deserves respect

Press-Republican Editorial

August 25, 2010

— 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.

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August 25, 2010
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Glens Falls, Abe Wing school districts get money to study merger

By OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE oaquije@poststar.com | Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 6:08 pm

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.

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August 25, 2010
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Washington County Fair starts with a bang

By THOMAS DIMOPOULOS tdimopoulos@poststar.com | Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:00 am

EASTON — Amid the celebration and excitement of opening day at the Washington County Fair was an underlying mood of concern about the future of farming.

State Sen. Elizabeth Little helped open the fair on Monday by praising local farmers for the pride they take in their agricultural work, despite the economic ups and downs of the industry.

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August 25, 2010
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Officials gearing up for Lyon Mountain closure

By ANDREA VanVALKENBURG Press Republican Staff Writer

— DANNEMORA -- As the closure of Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility looms, state and local officials are already discussing possible future uses of the site.

Officials gathered recently for a special meeting to share ideas about development of the site.

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August 25, 2010
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Officials gearing up for Lyon Mountain closure

By ANDREA VanVALKENBURG Press Republican Staff Writer

— DANNEMORA -- As the closure of Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility looms, state and local officials are already discussing possible future uses of the site.

Officials gathered recently for a special meeting to share ideas about development of the site.

To read more click HERE.

August 24, 2010
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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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August 6, 2010
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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.

To read more click HERE.

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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