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Senator Betty Little talks about Samuel de Champlain at Crown Point Celebration

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.

September 23, 2009
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AMC holds ceremony for new Tupper Lake buildings

By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: September 23, 2009

TUPPER LAKE - Adirondack Medical Center's building projects in this village show its commitment to the community, AMC officials said at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.

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September 23, 2009
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EDITORIAL: Community college merger unwise

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.

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September 23, 2009
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SolarNovar off to hot start

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

September 17, 2009 03:28 am

PLATTSBURGH — A local company is shining bright as the sun.

SolarNovar, started by Linda and Greg Brienza of Triangle Electrical Systems, held an open house this week to tout the benefits of solar power and its new tracker systems.

Three large, 30-panel arrays are in operation on the company grounds. Everything except the solar panels and power inverters are built on-site.

September 17, 2009
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Senator Betty Little attends SolarNovar Open House in Plattsburgh

 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.

September 16, 2009
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Welcome Center saved just before closure

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.

September 14, 2009
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A plea for a gift of blood

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. 

September 14, 2009
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Local Iraq veteran helps lead blood drive to benefit New York Army National Guard members

Saturday, September 12, 2009

By PAUL POSTThe Saratogian

GLENS FALLS — Sgt. Ken Comstock has already endured more for his country than any person should ever have to.

The Ballston Spa resident sustained major head injuries during a roadside bombing attack while serving in Iraq on Aug. 20, 2004.

September 14, 2009
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Villages find sharing works

By THOMAS DIMOPOULOStdimopoulos@poststar.comMonday, September 7, 2009 5:38 PM EDT

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.

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September 9, 2009
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Little Urges Governor to Save Tax Dollars on Forest Land Purchases

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

Dear Governor Paterson:

September 1, 2009
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The Lost Arts of Albany

New York Times Editorial -- June 20, 2009

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.”

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June 22, 2009
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Senate chaos holds up local legislation

By NICK REISMANreisman@poststar.com
Saturday, June 20, 2009 6:36 PM EDT

 

June 22, 2009
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Jacquiline Touba is a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction

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.

June 15, 2009
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State reps discuss local issues at NCCC

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."

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Group rallies for same-sex marriage

By LYDIA wheeler, The Post-StarMonday, June 8, 2009 1:19 AM EDT

GLENS FALLS - About 25 people gathered for a rally in Crandall Park on Sunday to advocate for legalizing gay marriage in New York.

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June 8, 2009
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