RAY BROOK — The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee approved a controversial appointment Tuesday to the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners.
Gov. David Paterson nominated Peter Hornbeck, a canoe builder and environmentalist from Olmstedville, to serve in the APA seat held by Lake Placid businessman Arthur Lussi, who still holds the seat though his term ended June 30.
The State Senate today approved legislation (S.6700) to promote the expanded use of non-residential solar and wind electric generating systems. Senator Betty Little cosponsored the measure which amends the current “net metering” law to remove obstacles that have limited the participation of non-residential customers, including businesses, schools, municipalities and non-profits.
BEEKMANTOWN — The fight for Point au Roche State Park has begun.
Point au Roche, Macomb Reservation State Park in Schuyler Falls and the John Brown Farm in Lake Placid are among 41 parks and 14 historic sites recommended for closure by the state Office of Parks and Recreation.
The closures, announced Friday, are meant to address the office's proposed $29 million budget cut and are set to start April 1.
ALBANY — Boy Scouts from Warren County and the greater Glens Falls region were hailed and applauded Feb. 8 in the New York State Legislature as the boys represented scouts statewide on the day of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America.
A group of Boy Scouts and their leaders of the Twin Rivers Council — based in Glens Falls — visited both the state Assembly and state Senate Feb. 8 and were honored by the legislators.
Gov’s office says fate of parks like John Brown Farm, Crown Point Historic Site not yet decided
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: February 16, 2010
LAKE PLACID - Although there has been talk of lists of parks that could close in New York's proposed 2010-2011 budget, a spokesman for Gov. David Paterson stressed Monday that nothing has been finalized.
— DUANE — Another public-safety incident is raising serious questions about cellular-phone service in the heart of Franklin County.On Sunday, a woman from Rainbow Lake in her late 60s went skiing along the Horse Brook Trails in Duane, according to Gil Paddock, second assistant fire chief for Duane Volunteer Fire Department.“She went to walk her dog and got her vehicle stuck trying to get out.”
By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: February 5, 2010
While progress has been made on improving cell phone service in the Adirondack Park, State Sen. Betty Little says she's worried that the cost of putting up a cell tower in the Adirondacks is keeping wireless companies and cell phone providers from making additional investments inside the Blue Line.
SEN. LITTLE NAMED RANKING MEMBER OF SENATE TOURISM COMMITTEE
State Senator Betty Little has been named the Ranking Republican Member of the State Senate’s Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee. Little will continue serving as the ranking member of the Senate Local Government Committee.
Sen. Little wants to keep Lussi on APA board; no opposition to nomination of former NYSERDA President Valentino
By MIKE LYNCH and CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Staff Writers POSTED: February 3, 2010
The nomination of canoe maker Peter Hornbeck to a seat on the state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners has been held up in the state Senate amid local-government concerns about him being an environmental group board member.
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: January 29, 2010 PORT HENRY - Due to recent changes in the drug law, more people are eligible for Shock incarceration in this state than ever before - which makes it all the more baffling to local officials why the state would choose to try to close one of the state's four shock facilities now.
A job-growth plan proposed today by Senator Betty Little and her Republican Senate colleagues would provide a new tax credit, averaging between $2,500 and $5,000, for every new job created by businesses throughout the state.
GLENS FALLS - A study to determine if it is feasible for the city's two public school systems to merge could begin this summer.
Thomas McGowan, the superintendent of the Glens Falls City School District, said it's more practical for the study to occur over the summer than during the school year so that the consultants hired for the job have easier access to the schools.
Reigning in milk production levels is seen as one way to stabilize volatile milk prices that have left many local dairy farms in dire straits.
Ellenburg dairy farmer James Normandin organized a meeting with state Sen. Betty Little and representatives of two dairy cooperatives last month. Normandin said Clinton County dairy farmers lost an estimated $20.9 million in 2009. Across the state, that figure is believed to have been $669 million, he said.
Paul Smith’s College will host summit but says it cannot run a visitors’ nature center
By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: January 23, 2010
PAUL SMITHS - Paul Smith's College will host a meeting next week on the future of the state Adirondack Park Agency's Visitor Interpretive Center in Paul Smiths, which Gov. David Paterson has proposed closing along with the Newcomb VIC.