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Robert Addison and Gerry West

Out of 900 original World War II U.S. Marine Raiders - the fi rst American “shock troops” to engage the Japanese in island fighting in the Pacific - two reside in the 45th Senate District.

Gerry West grew up in Fort Anne and, in 1940, enlisted in the Marine Corps following high school. Robert Addison of Queensbury joined the Marine Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor. Together both men would serve in the First Marine Raider Battalion, or Edson’s Raiders.

Schooled by Marine veterans, specially selected young men became a lightly armed, highly mobile commando units (Raiders) that could conduct operations in the sub equatorial jungle, the vanguard for larger troop landings to follow.

May 20, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Room 309 LOB

 

 

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May 22, 9:00 AM - 9:14 AM
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Sister Debbie Blow

Sister Debbie Blow, OP, a Dominican Sister of Hope, has exemplified the virtues of community service throughout her life and has made lasting contributions to organizations and institutions on behalf of the public good.

May 13, 2013
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Sister Debbie Blow, North Country Mission of Hope co-founder, recognized as Woman of Distinction


Sister Debbie Blow, O.P., a co-founder of the North Country Mission of Hope, was recognized as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at an event in Albany Tuesday, May 7.

Senator Betty Little nominated Sister Debbie for the recognition, citing her many years of humanitarian outreach to the people of Nicaragua. Since the founding of the mission in 1998, more than 1,300 volunteers have made 49 trips to Nicaragua, delivering food, medical supplies and clothing and building homes, classrooms, a library and community development center.

May 9, 2013
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Adirondack Day a wonderful success -- The Wild Walk among dozens of exhibits in Albany

     Wild Walk among dozens of exhibits at Adirondack Day in Albany – Hillarie Logan-Dechene describes the planned experience of the Wild Walk in Tupper Lake to Senate Majority Coalition Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Betty Little during Adirondack Day in Albany on Monday, April 29.  The inaugural Adirondack Day showcased dozens of exhibitors and vendors to raise awareness among lawmakers and legislative staff about what life is like

April 29, 2013
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Senate OKs Piercefield Town Justice legislation

            The New York Senate today approved legislation that would amend state law to allow the Town of Piercefield to elect a town justice who is not a town resident.  The legislation, requested by the town earlier this year, is sponsored by Senator Betty Little.   

April 24, 2013
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State Senate to honor Sister Debbie Blow, North Country Mission of Hope co-founder

Sister Debbie Blow, O. P., a co-founder of the North Country Mission of Hope, will be recognized in Albany early next month as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

April 19, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth Little, Chair 9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Room 309 LOB

April 24, 9:00 AM - 9:16 AM
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New Vision students explore college and career paths

Area students participating in the New Vision Government and Law Program meet with Senator Betty Little in her Albany office on Monday, April 15.  The Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES  program brings college-bound seniors interested in pre-law, political science or criminal justice into the professional settings of lawmakers, attorneys, court clerks and law enforcement officials.

April 18, 2013
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North Country Youth in Government meets Senator Little in Albany

High school students participating in the YMCA Youth in Government Program meet with Senator Betty Little on Monday, April 15 in her Albany office.  Pictured from left to right are: Molly Schoder, 11th grade, Bolton Central School; Senator Little; Caitlyn Yandon, 11th grade, Newcomb Central School; Ian Laurie, 10th grade, Ticonderoga High School; and, Michaela Moses, 10th grade, Newcomb Central School.  The students were accompanied by Jackie Palandrani, Silver Bay YMCA district coordinator.

April 15, 2013
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Girl Scouts tour State Capitol

Junior Girl Scouts Troop #3102 were in Albany Thursday, April 4 to learn about state government, including the history of the New York State Capitol Building.  Here they are pictured on the Million Dollar Staircase following their guided tour of the Capitol.  The Albany trip was the final step in the girls earning their Government Badge.

 

 

April 15, 2013
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Paul Smith's College is veteran friendly

Senator Betty Little visited Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks on Wednesday, April 3 to meet with veterans attending the school about programs and services important to their academic success.

Several years ago, Senator Little cohosted a forum with the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs on creating "Veteran Friendly Campuses" to help returning G.I.s successfully make the transition from military service to college campus life.

April 5, 2013
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Senate approves budget that cuts taxes, keeps state spending within two percent cap

           "The new budget keeps state spending below a two percent cap for a third consecutive year, funds programs and services important to many in our communities and includes new tax relief to help families and businesses.  On-time is what should always be the case, but doing so three years in a row, given the past track record, is a good trend.

March 27, 2013
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State budget includes big boost for local road and bridge repair

          State Senator Betty Little said the new state budget will provide a big financial boost for repairing local roads and bridges.  Funding will increase $75 million for CHIPS, which stands for Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program.  CHIPS funding has remained flat the past five years.  The increase brings CHIPS funding for the 2013-14 fiscal year to a little more than $438 million.

March 25, 2013
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Salmon River High School Band performs in Albany

Salmon River Rocks the House – The Salmon River High School Band performed in Albany Wednesday, March 20, 2013, participating in the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools” program.  Under the direction of their conductor, Mrs. Cindy Healy, the students performed several rock songs, including Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, for an audience in the Concourse of the Empire Plaza at the State Capital.

March 22, 2013
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Senate OKs bill allowing towns to set speed limits

      The State Senate today approved legislation that would allow towns to set maximum speed limits on local roads.  Currently, cities, villages and towns with populations of 50,000 or greater can do so without New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) approval.

March 13, 2013
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Lucky Strike Lanes Lobbies Lawmaker

Scott McLaughlin of Lucky Strike Lanes is pictured in Albany with Senator Betty Little on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.  McLaughlin was advocating on behalf of the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association and discussed issues including the proposed minimum wage increase, vendor fees for video lottery terminals and civil liability concerns.

March 12, 2013
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David Lloyd, past director of Lake George Opera, posthumously honored in Albany

            David Lloyd, a renowned tenor and past director of the Lake George Opera, was honored by the State Legislature this past week.  The Senate and Assembly adopted resolutions recognizing Lloyd’s opera career and lifetime contributions to the arts.

March 8, 2013
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Senate approves IRONMAN Lake Placid Bill

            The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that authorizes out-of-state health care professionals to provide care to athletes competing in IRONMAN Lake Placid.

March 6, 2013
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