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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.

To read more click HERE.

  

May 17, 2010
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AMC’s Ralph to be recognized by state Senate

   SARANAC LAKE - Adirondack Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Chandler Ralph will be recognized as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a ceremony in Albany later this month, state Sen. Betty Little announced Friday.

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May 17, 2010
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New firm celebrates downtown location

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:05 pm

GLENS FALLS -- Billions of dollars of Internet-based "reverse auction" transactions are now being handled at the new Aeon Nexus corporate headquarters in downtown Glens Falls, bringing significant cost savings for government agencies, municipalities and school districts.

May 14, 2010
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Aeon Nexus Cuts Ribbon on New Glens Falls Headquarters

Renovated historic building new home to growing provider of finance and procurement solutions

 

     Glens Falls, NY – Joined by a host of local business leaders and elected officials, Aeon Nexus today cut the ribbon on its new headquarters in downtown Glens Falls. Aeon Nexus a leading finance and procurement solutions information technology company is relocating from Washington DC and rapidly expanding operations looking to add over a dozen information technology professionals at its new location.

May 14, 2010
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Little: Strengthen New York's Anti-bullying Laws

     State Senator Betty Little joined several of her Senate Republican colleagues at a news conference in Albany today to urge action on a package of bills they have introduced to address the growing problem of bullying.

May 6, 2010
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Broadband Summit May 21 in Lake Placid

   State Senator 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 Friday, May 21, 1 to 4 pm at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.  The goal of the program is to provide up-to-date information about existing broadband service, broadband construction projects underway, and future plans to develop broadband throughout the Adirondacks.

May 6, 2010
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Editorial: APA board needs more balance

Glens Falls Post StarPosted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 10:58 pm

Another day. Another Adirondack Park Agency horror story.

First off, relax. This isn't another one of those, "Get rid of the APA" appeals. For the time being, at least, that seems like an impractical and unrealistic short-term goal.

What's not impractical or unrealistic is appointing a membership of the APA board that represents a greater balance between the concerns of environmentalists and those of property rights advocates and developmental interests.

May 6, 2010
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EDITORIAL: Remedy for SLA delays

Press-Republican, May 5, 2010

BYOB —

In 2008 and 2009, two restaurants that opened in the 45th State Senate District patrolled by Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) had to survive eight months before receiving the liquor licenses they so desperately needed to build their business.

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May 6, 2010
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Sen. Little sponsors anti-bullying bills

Posted May 4, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

ALBANY - State Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, is one of a group of legislators backing three bills aimed to address hazing, bullying and cyber-bullying.

The one Little is sponsoring would increase penalties for hazing and is sponsored in the Assembly by Ron Canestrari, D-Cohoes. It has been referred to the Codes Committee in both houses.

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May 6, 2010
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West Point Cadet Monty of Plattsburgh Honored in Albany

     State Senator Betty Little is pictured with West Point Cadet Michael Monty in the State Capitol, Wednesday, April 28.  Cadet Monty, a 2005 Plattsburgh High School graduate, was part of a small contingent of cadets who traveled to Albany to participate in the 58th Annual West Point Day.

April 29, 2010
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Celebrating Earth Day

State Senator Betty Little is pictured with National Grid Regional Director William Flaherty at the Double H in the Woods Ranch.

Little and workers from the utility volunteered to help clean up the ranch and prepare it for the season as part of a two-day Earth Day observation.

 

April 29, 2010
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Senate approves temporary liquor license bill

Adirdonack Daily Enterprise, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 

By a 58-3 vote, the state Senate approved legislation Monday that would create a temporary liquor sale permit system to address the sometimes long and expensive process of getting a liquor license.

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April 28, 2010
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