PLATTSBURGH — CVPH Medical Center has received two state grants totaling slightly more than $5.1 million for infrastructure for the Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot and to advance ambulatory cardiac care.
The grants were part of a total of $436 million awarded under the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law of New York State to further improvements to the state's health-care system.
Senator Betty Little along with the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs sponsored a roundtable discussion at Adirondack Community College on Friday, September 25 that focused attention on the needs of veterans attending college.
More than two dozen college officials and veterans’ advocates from throughout the North Country and Vermont attended, discussing ideas to make area college campuses more veteran-friendly.
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: September 25, 2009
BLOOMINGDALE - The 2009-10 state budget increased the cost of a retail license to sell tobacco from $100 to $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000, depending on a retailer's gross sales.
Although a Long Island judge put a temporary restraining order on the collection of the new, higher fees last month, some stores had already submitted their 2010 license applications and paid the higher fees.
Writes letter to state tax department urging refund for businesses that already paid
Senator Betty Little today said she is pleased by a State Supreme Court judge’s decision late last week that has prevented the state from collecting a huge cigarette fee increase on North Country retailers and others throughout the state. In a letter to the New York State Tax Department, Little today requested that businesses that have already paid the higher fee be refunded the money immediately.
PLATTSBURGH — Local business leaders complained Wednesday about how state fees, taxes and regulations are hindering their competitiveness and ability to create and retain jobs.
The setting was the third of five statewide hearings to gather business input, Unshackle Upstate Executive Director Brian Sampson said. The purpose is to create a record to bring to state government officials to develop a pro-growth agenda for the state.
State Senator Betty Little was one of the guest speakers at the Crown Point Quadricentennial Day Celebration on Saturday, September 19, 2009.
The event commemorating Samuel de Champlain's discovery of beautiful Lake Champlain also featured historic, cultural, educational and family activities, a special ceremony rededicating the Crown Point Lighthouse and a fireworks show.
Press Republican Editorial, September 22, 2009 03:25 am
Clinton and North Country community colleges, each with a new president, are working toward more collaborative efforts in the education of young, old and in between in the region. Don't think that's going to culminate in an outright merger, however.
State Senator Betty Little, along with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and a large crowd of political, business and civic leaders, attended an open house in Plattsburgh on Tuesday, September 15 to see a locally conceived, designed and produced product that maximizes the ability of solar panels to capture sunlight and generate clean energy.
Triangle Electric in Plattsburgh created SolarNovar, a new solar company that has designed a tracker system that moves solar panels throughout the day at regular intervals to ensure optimum sun exposure.
By LUCAS BLAISE and LOHR MCKINSTRYContributing Writer , Staff Writer
September 12, 2009 03:28 am
BEEKMANTOWN — The state released funds Friday afternoon to save the Beekmantown Gateway Welcome Center just days before it was to be shut down.
Adirondack Regional Tourism Council Executive Director Ronald Ofner had told the Press-Republican for an article posted on its Web site that $196,000 budgeted by New York state for the Interstate 87 facility had not been released six months after it was expected.
Soldier reminds others that donations saved his life
First published: Saturday, September 12, 2009 by Leigh Hornbeck GLENS FALLS -- A ceremony held in front of the war memorial in Crandall Park Friday morning was three things: a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; a thank you to those that serve as emergency personnel, soldiers and volunteers; and a request from a man whose head was shattered in Iraq but whose life was saved by anonymous blood donors.
The sirens have been wailing across the two villages for five years now.
Area municipalities facing economic constraints have been looking at ways to continue essential services while keeping costs low. As a result, studies on sharing services with neighboring communities are on the rise.
Senator Betty Little has urged Governor David Paterson to save tax dollars by buying conservation easements on new state lands rather than buying the vast tracts in fee title. New York State is currently facing a $2 billion budget deficit and the Legislature is expected to convene later in September to take up cost-savings measures.
Here is the letter Little sent to the governor:
July 31, 2009
Honorable David A. PatersonExecutive Chamber2nd Floor, State CapitolAlbany, New York 12224
The New York State Senate has engaged in theatrics for two weeks with little more than a pile of press releases to show for it. The best way out of this ridiculous stalemate was suggested by Justice Thomas McNamara of the State Supreme Court. He said all 62 senators, 31 voting as Democrats and 31 as Republicans, should get to work by using “the art of negotiation and compromise.”
Senator Betty Little today announced that Dr. Jacquiline Touba of Glens Falls has been recognized as a New York State Senate "Woman of Distinction." Dr. Touba was honored at a ceremony in Albany on Wednesday, June 10 along with 15 other women from across New York State.
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: June 8, 2009 SARANAC LAKE - Harrietstown town Supervisor Larry Miller told the area's three representatives in Albany at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative breakfast Friday morning that he hoped "the woes of the state don't get passed down to towns and villages" through unfunded mandates, "because we're bleeding."