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Local Government Consolidation Measure Takes First Major Step

For Release: May 27, 2009

Contact: Kate Glazer    (518) 455-2585 (Sen. Stewart-Cousins)Daniel MacEntee  (518) 455-2811 (Sen. Little)

May 27, 2009
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Stimulus money to renovate South Street

By MAURY THOMPSONthompson@poststar.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:16 AM EDT

GLENS FALLS - The Glens Falls Community Development Office will get $150,000 in federal stimulus funding, which it plans to use to make streetscape improvements near two buildings being renovated at opposite ends of South Street.

While the money is guaranteed, the plan for how to use it must still be approved by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

May 27, 2009
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Bill to merge local governments clears a hurdle

BY JAMES T. MADORE, Newsday

james.madore@newsday.com

10:03 PM EDT, May 26, 2009

ALBANY - A bill being pushed by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to consolidate local governments cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday but not before some lawmakers raised objections.

Five members of the 20-member Assembly Local Governments Committee urged caution, saying the proposed petition process to abolish governments could be perverted by nonresidents.

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Grant for pipeline sought

By DENISE A. RAYMOStaff Writer

May 26, 2009 03:28 am

— MALONE — Franklin County will spend $5,750 to try to secure millions in grant money to close the remaining funding gap for a proposed $20 million natural-gas pipeline.

Applications are being accepted for a portion of a $120 million pool of money available to upstate entities through the Regional Blueprint Program, which is part of a $1 billion Upstate Revitalization Fund administered by Empire State Development Corp.

May 26, 2009
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Crown Point musters 141st Memorial Day parade

By KIM SMITH DEDAMStaff Writer

May 26, 2009 06:21 am

— CROWN POINT — The first parade honored fallen soldiers here in May of 1868, three years after the Civil War ended.

When Decoration Day was officially renamed, Crown Point kept marching.

Monday marked the 141st lineup of one of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the nation.

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May 26, 2009
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Old Mountain Road decision raises concern

By KIM SMITH DEDAMStaff Writer

May 24, 2009 03:28 am

NORTH ELBA — Last week's McCulley decision has stirred interest over what's next for Old Mountain Road.

After years of lawsuits, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis ruled the route through the wilderness is a town road, never formally closed or abandoned.

Grannis dismissed DEC enforcement action against Jim McCulley, who drove a snowmobile onto the road seven years ago and was ticketed for using a motorized vehicle on state land.

May 26, 2009
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SENATE GOP PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FIRST HEARING MAY 28 IN YORKTOWN HEIGHTS

Panel to solicit input from businesses, taxpayers, others;  will lead to legislative action plan                                            

May 26, 2009
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