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With our leaders failing, we need to take control

Ken Tingley -- The Post Star

Posted: Saturday, January 9, 2010 4:55 pm

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.

January 11, 2010
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North Country reps like governor’s State of the State speech

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."

To read more click HERE.

January 8, 2010
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Schumer hits South Street

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:10 pm

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."

January 8, 2010
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Sen. Little to run again

By JOE LoTEMPLIOPress Republican Staff WriterJanuary 08, 2010 06:43 am

PLATTSBURGH — Many statewide political observers believe Assembly and Senate incumbents could be vulnerable in this year's election, given the state's fiscal mess.

But State Sen. Betty Little is not deterred and will seek re-election.

To read more click HERE.

January 8, 2010
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Senator Little Outlines 2010 Legislative Priorities

STATEMENT BY SENATOR BETTY LITTLE

“There are several clear priorities for this year’s legislative session.

January 6, 2010
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Independence and Productive Living Focus of Glens Falls Meeting

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

January 5, 2010
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Christmas Eve March Honors Soldiers

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.

 

January 5, 2010
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PRESS REPUBLICAN EDITORIAL: Get our forests healthy again

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

— 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.

To read more click HERE.

January 5, 2010
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Dannemora Town Highway Garage destroyed by fire

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

DANNEMORA — Fire destroyed the Town of Dannemora Highway Garage New Year's Day morning.

Lyon Mountain Assistant Fire Chief Ron Chase said the large, metal structure is a total loss. That includes almost all of the department's equipment.

To read more click HERE.

 

 

January 4, 2010
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A more difficult sell

By dayelin roman droman@poststar.com | Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2009 2:35 pm

BOLTON -- Andrew Genovese wants to sell his parents' condo but the state Health Department stands in the way.

The condo at The Sagamore resort sits off the main hotel building among a string of privately owned units.

To read more click HERE.

December 28, 2009
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Editorial: Many reasons for frustration

Post Star Editorial -- Saturday, December 19, 2009 8:15 pm

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.

December 22, 2009
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Betty Little: N.Y.'s government has gone mad

By MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Friday, December 18, 2009 7:15 am

GLENS FALLS -- Dysfunction in state government is the worst it has been in her 14 years in the Legislature, said state Sen. Elizabeth Little.

"It is now beyond dysfunction. It is madness, or something," Little, R-Queensbury, said Thursday at a meeting with The Post-Star editorial board.

To read more click HERE.

December 18, 2009
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State aid delay prompts spending freeze for Tupper schools

All local school districts, counties are affected

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: December 16, 2009

Gov. David Paterson's plan to preserve the state's cash flow by delaying December aid payments to schools by 10 percent has led one local school district to implement a spending freeze.

"Anything that's not critical to school operations, safety or programs is not going to be approved," Tupper Lake Central School District Superintendent Seth McGowan said.

December 18, 2009
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AMBER Alert: America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response

The Amber Alert Plan is a voluntary partnership between TV and radio stations and law enforcement agencies to broadcast an urgent bulletin in child abduction cases.  Statistics show that a quick response is of the essence and one of the most crucial factors in finding a missing child.

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/.

December 15, 2009
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South Street project to get $1M shot in the arm

By MAURY THOMPSON, thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009 6:05 pm

GLENS FALLS -- In this case, city officials don't mind going back to the drawing board.

The original plan was to make infrastructure and streetscape improvements around two key development projects at either end of South Street.

To read more click HERE.

December 15, 2009
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FAQ -- What happens to all of the Lottery Revenue?

I am frequently asked how much does the New York State Lottery contributesto state education funding. 

Below is a simple breakdown of school funding statewide and the Lottery's impact.

Where Do Schools Get Their Money?

Local Taxes:     46 percent ($22.92 billion)

State Sources:     39 percent ($19.23 billion)(other than NYS Lottery)

NYS Lottery:     5 percent ($2.36 billion)

December 14, 2009
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POST STAR EDITORIAL: Last chance to speak up

Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 3:00 am

This is your last shot.

If you don't go to tonight's public hearing on the Warren County budget and tell them what you think, you'll be stuck with whatever they dish out.

Warren County government has been in the spotlight this year as the poster child for what happens when you spend too much during the good times and don't plan for the bad times.

To read more click HERE.

December 10, 2009
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South Street project funding clears another hurdle

By MAURY THOMPSON, thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 12:35 pm

GLENS FALLS -- A $1 million federal funding request for the city's South Street revitalization project has cleared another hurdle, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

The funding was retained in the latest version of a federal transportation, housing and urban development budget bill that was approved this week by a joint House and Senate conference committee, said Max Young, a spokesman for Schumer.

December 10, 2009
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Medical Malpractive Focus of Senate Hearing

State Senator Betty Little listens to the response of a question she posed during a New York State Senate hearing about medical malpractice reform.  While the health care debate continues in Washington, D.C., Little and her colleagues are examining ways to control health care costs in New York State.

Little is pictured next to Sen. Neil Breslin of Albany during the December 1 hearing in the state Capital.

 

December 8, 2009
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Plans abound for Rogers Island

By NICK REISMAN reisman@poststar.com | Posted: Monday, December 7, 2009 5:00 pm

FORT EDWARD -- The wish list of things to do on Rogers Island is pretty long.

For officials and residents in Fort Edward, the hope is to start improvements at the island's northern end and work toward the southern end.

To read more click HERE.

 

December 8, 2009
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