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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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Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's Discovery!

This year we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of French explorer Samuel de Champlain on Lake Champlain.  Click HERE to learn more about exciting events in the North Country!

May 4, 2009
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Senator Little pushes mandate relief constitutional amendment to help taxpayers.

New York State Senator Betty Little (SD-45) discusses the importance of mandate relief and a constitutional amendment she is sponsoring that would relieve local governments and local taxpayers of unfair new burdens.

April 30, 2009
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Northway Cell Gap Closed

Northway cell gap closedAT&T joins network with tower on line in Lewis

By KIM SMITH DEDAM, The Press Republican Staff Writer

LAKE PLACID — Another wireless telephone giant is expanding North Country coverage with an eye on the Adirondack Park.

The first new AT&T cell-phone tower, reaching a previously dark stretch of Adirondack Northway, went on line in Lewis recently.

To read more click HERE.

April 30, 2009
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Little Bill Would Permit Local Review of State Residential Facilities

Senator Betty Little is sponsoring legislation that would require state agencies to submit site plans of all state-owned residential facilities for local government review.  The legislation would waive the state’s immunity from city, town and village building code review and would apply to existing facilities and new construction.

Little said she introduced the bill in response to the tragic fire last month at the Riverview group home in Wells, New York that claimed four lives.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

April 21, 2009
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Little to host Plattsburgh Office Open House

     Area residents are invited to join Senator Betty Little for an open house on Thursday, April 23 at her newly opened Plattsburgh satellite office.

     The office is located in Suite 100 of the Clinton County Government Center, 137 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh.

     Little will be available to meet constituents between 11 am and 3 pm.  Appointments are not necessary.  Light refreshments will be served.

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April 7, 2009
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New Budget Eliminates Rebate Check, Retains STAR Exemption

     State Senator Betty Little today said the state budget adopted last week eliminates the STAR rebate check program, but still provides for the STAR school property tax exemption.  Little said her office has received dozens of phone calls from constituents concerned that the budget has eliminated the school tax relief program completely.

April 6, 2009
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Mental Health Advocates Lobby Albany

A contingent of mental health advocates stopped by Senator Little's Albany office on Tuesday, February 24 to discuss the state budget proposal and the potential impact on services and programs.

April 1, 2009
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Little Supports New State Agriculture Commissioner

Little Supports New State Agriculture Commissioner -- Senator Betty Little is pictured with Patrick Hooker, New York State's 26th Agriculture Commissioner. Little enthusiastically supported Hooker's confirmation, noting his extensive agricultural background, which includes working for the New York Farm Bureau for 16 years and serving as the Director of the New York State Senate Agriculture Committee. Growing up, Hooker worked on a dairy farm, was active in the Junior Holstein Club and served as State Future Farmers of America President in 1979.

April 1, 2009
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Granville Musicians Perform In Albany

Granville Musicians Perform In Albany -- The Granville Jazz Ensemble and the Granville Elementary School Band are pictured in Albany with Senator Betty Little. The young musicians were participating in a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) program and performed in the State Concourse. They were accompanied by Colin MacInnis, the elementary school band conductor, and Crystal Everdyke, who leads the jazz ensemble and the junior high school and high school bands.

April 1, 2009
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Granville Musicians Perform In Albany

Granville Musicians Perform In Albany -- The Granville Jazz Ensemble and the Granville Elementary School Band are pictured in Albany with Senator Betty Little. The young musicians were participating in a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) program and performed in the State Concourse. They were accompanied by Colin MacInnis, the elementary school band conductor, and Crystal Everdyke, who leads the jazz ensemble and the junior high school and high school bands.

April 1, 2009
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McCadam Issues Discussed in Albany

McCadam Issues Discussed in Albany -- Senator Betty Little is pictured with Linda Sparrow and Christopher Pierson in her Albany legislative office. Pierson and Sparrow, both responsible for McCadam Cheese marketing, discussed the growth of the McCadam brand in New York State, emphasizing the importance of promoting the brand as owned by a dairy farmer-owned cooperative and the need for New Yorkers to support agriculture in the state.

April 1, 2009
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Senator Little presents the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Margarette Bussing

Senator Little presents the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Margarette Bussing, in recognition of her late husband's service to our nation. Warren S. Bussing was recognized in November at the Warren County "Honor a Deceased Veteran" Program. Mr. Bussing was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran who served for approximately 4 years. For his service to our country, he was awarded the European Theater Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal, 2 bronze service stars, American Theater Medal and WWII Victory Medal. He served as a Seaman 1/c aboard the USS South Dakota (BB-57) and USS General Harry Taylor.

April 1, 2009
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Sen. Little Meets Alaska Lawmaker, Northwood Allumnus

Sen. Little Meets Alaska Lawmaker, Northwood Allumnus -- Senator Betty Little is pictured with Senator Ben Stevens, President of the Alaska State Senate. Senator Stevens, Little learned during a vacation to Alaska, is a graduate of the Northwood School in Lake Placid. Little and Stevens are pictured in the Alaska Governor's Mansion located in Juneau.

April 1, 2009
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Funding for Municipal Drinking Water Projects

Elzabethtown and Westport have been awarded $8.8 million in funding for municipal drinking water projects. Pictured from left are EFC President Thomas Kelly, Elizabethtown Supervisor Noel Merrihew, Senator Betty Little, Westport Supervisor Dan Connell and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward.

April 1, 2009
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Frances M. Walton, New York State Woman of Distinction

Frances M. Walton, owner and operator of the Wilderness Inn in Wilmington, was honored as a New York State Woman of Distinction during a ceremony today in Albany. Sen. Betty Little presented Fran with the award as her family and friends watched from the audience.

April 1, 2009
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Little, Sayward Welcome Raquette Lake Students

Little, Sayward Welcome Raquette Lake Students -- Nicholas and Amanda Sessions of Raquette Lake Elementary School were in Albany on Thursday, June 2 where they met with Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. Pictured from left are Superintendent John Simons, Senator Little, Nicholas Sessions (4th grade), Assemblywoman Sayward, Amanda Sessions (3rd grade) and the students' teacher, Susan Norris.

April 1, 2009
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Wells Students Recognized in Albany

Wells Students Recognized in Albany -- Three students from the Wells Central School District traveled to Albany to participate in the New York State Senate's "I*ma*GREEN*nation" program. The 14th annual contest and celebration invited students from across New York to present ideas and solutions to reduce solid wastes and encourage recycling. Pictured from left are Senator Little, Tammy Allan, Maribeth Hunt, Kristen Gosson and Mr. Darrell Cook, the students' teacher.

April 1, 2009
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