SARANAC LAKE - The Tri-Lakes area's three representatives in Albany said they think the state Adirondack Park Agency has strayed much too far from its original role, but they stopped short of calling for its abolition.
— PLATTSBURGH — State Sen. Betty Little is hoping that Gov. David Paterson’s State of the State speech last week will spur the legislature to make the necessary changes to bring the state back to financial stability.
“I don’t know how they (state legislators) can’t see the handwriting on the wall,” Little said during a recent interview with the Press-Republican Editorial Board.
“Anyone in Albany who has a doubt about the importance of making bridge repair a priority this year should visit the businesses and families affected by the closure in Crown Point. Or try adding a self-imposed two hour detour to their daily commute for a week or two to get a glimpse of what it means to lose something as vital as a bridge in their community.
It was just a few months ago that Gov. Paterson was being portrayed by "Saturday Night Live" as a blind-as-a-bat buffoon whose only redeeming quality was his ability to insult New Jersey. On Wednesday, when he gave his State of the State address, he was likely the only one in the room with a lick of sense or integrity.
By NATHAN BROWN and CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Staff Writers POSTED: January 7, 2010
Three of the North Country's Republican representatives in Albany offered general praise for Democratic Gov. David Paterson's State of the State speech, with one saying it provides "a glimmer of hope."
GLENS FALLS -- Downtown revitalization takes "a whole lot of steps," said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
"To rebuild a downtown and rebuild a community, you don't just do one thing," he said. "You do one thing and then you build on that, and then do the next and build on that, and then do the next and build on that."
Senator Betty Little is pictured with Bill VanDenburg and his sisters, Vanessa Millis and Mary Sutliff, following a meeting in the senator's Glens Falls office. The meeting, which was organized by Tim Place, President and CEO of Community, Work and Independence, Inc., focused on helping individuals strive to reach their potential to be productive and included members of their local community. CWI is a not-for-profit community rehabilitation provider located in Glens Falls that offers a myriad of services to meet the needs of the medically frail, developmentally disabled, me
State Senator Betty Little participates in the annual Queensbury National Guard Soldiers Christmas Eve March, a tradition to recognize the sacrifices being made by all American soldiers and service members who are serving away from their families.
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Queensbury Armory, local veterans and families of those serving our nation spent the morning of Christmas Eve conducting a three to five mile march to express support for their loved ones serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and locations around the world.
— If you've ever driven up or down the Northway, you've probably noticed areas here and there where "blowdowns" have left rotting trees on the ground, suffocating new growth and providing nothing for wildlife.
Many people have wondered why the state hasn't contracted with loggers to get rid of this collection of forest-fire-threatening waste and getting those areas back into the ecological cycle.
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And rather than cut spending, they invent new fees, charges and surcharges so they can, as Sen. Little said, get "every nickle they can get" from the people.
Finally, as if the Senate coup over the summer that shut down state government didn't do enough to erase any shred of credibility the Legislature might have had left, former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno went and got himself convicted on federal fraud charges in a trial that exposed Albany's power-for-money culture.
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You may have seen an Amber Alert on TV or heard one on the radio, but I wanted you to know that updates are also available via email and cell phone. To register to receive updates please visit: http://amber.ny.gov/.