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Firefighters Want Spot on New Cell Tower

By KIM SMITH DEDAM, The Press RepublicanStaff Writer

May 11, 2009 10:50 am

— DUANE — Fire officials in this rural edge of the Adirondack Park are looking forward to improved communications systems.

Gil Paddock, assistant fire chief and president of the Duane Volunteer Fire Co., said they’ve reached an agreement with Verizon Wireless to co-locate emergency communications equipment on a new cellular-telephone tower proposed behind the fire station on Route 26. The site is not far from Studley Hill Road.

May 11, 2009
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Senator Little Urges Better Oversight of Stimulus Spending

     Greater oversight of state government’s spending of federal stimulus funding is the goal of a proposal being pushed by State Senator Betty Little and her Republican Senate colleagues.

     The lawmakers announced the plan at an Albany news conference, saying that transparency is needed to prevent abuses and ensure funding is distributed fairly to all regions of the state.  Also, the lawmakers want a system that tracks the new jobs expected to be created as a result of stimulus spending.

May 5, 2009
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Pipeline-expansion talk begins

By DENISE A. RAYMO, The Press RepublicanStaff Writer

May 4, 2009
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Shannon Sara of Queensbury shadows Senator Betty Little

Shannon Sara, a Queensbury High School senior, is pictured with Senator Little in the Senate Chamber.  Shannon was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc. to the participate in the Students Inside Albany program.  The four-day program covered topics including lobbying, open government and the role media plays in public policy decisions.

 

May 4, 2009
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Senator Little welcomes Donna Trombley

Senator Betty Little greets Donna Trombley at the grand opening of her new satellite office.  The office location is the Clinton County Government Center, 137 Margaret Street, Suite 100, Plattsburgh.

May 4, 2009
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