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Low-cost hydropower helps revive St. Lawrence County dairy plant

    Senator Betty Little is pictured with NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones on Wednesday, July 19 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the successful reopening of North Country Dairy in North Lawrence.

    Upstate Niagara Cooperative, the new owner and operator of the yogurt production plant, invested $11 million for the purchase of the facility and its refurbishing.  The plant had been shuttered by its previous owner.  Thanks to an allocation of low-cost hydropower from NYPA, as well as state and local government incentives, the plant is producing millions of pounds of yogurt from milk purchased from New York State dairy farms and has rehired 80 northern New Yorkers.

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July 20, 2012
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June 22, 2012
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June 22, 2012
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Legislation to reduce local government procurement costs approved by Legislature

In order to provide much-needed financial relief to local governments, Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) and Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) announced the passage of legislation they sponsored that would allow municipalities and districts to contract for goods and services together with any other federal, state or local government agency (A.8034-C/S.5525-C).

June 22, 2012
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Legislation to reduce local government procurement costs passes Legislature

In order to provide much-needed financial relief to local governments, Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) and Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) announced the passage of legislation they sponsored that would allow municipalities and districts to contract for goods and services together with any other federal, state or local government agency (A.8034-C/S.5525-C).

June 22, 2012
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NYCO land exchange amendment wins first passage

            The State Assembly late Wednesday approved first passage of a resolution to amend the New York State Constitution and allow for a land exchange that will help NYCO Mineral, Inc. continue its wollastonite mining operation in Essex County.  The Senate passed the resolution Tuesday.

June 22, 2012
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Legislature approves first passage of Township 40 constitutional amendment

            A proposed state constitutional amendment that would settle a century-old title dispute in the Adirondacks won passage in the State Assembly late Wednesday following Senate passage Tuesday, according to sponsors Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. 

June 22, 2012
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Senate approves legislation to combat invasive species

     The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to a bill (S.6826a) sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would restrict the sale, possession and importation of invasive species in an effort to combat a growing environmental and costly problem throughout New York. 

June 19, 2012
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Jason and Sara Quartiers of Glens Falls honored and recognized as March of Dimes Ambassadors


Local Family Honored Through Joint Resolution


March of Dimes Continues the Fight for Healthy Babies in Albany


Albany, NY, May 23, 2012

– On Tuesday, May 22, both the New York State Senate and Assembly recognized March of Dimes Ambassadors Sara and Jason Quartiers for their volunteerism with a joint resolution. Inspired by their story, Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro) led the charge in their respective houses. The resolution read, in part:

May 23, 2012
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Arthur Maggy

Arthur Maggy served our country as a United States Marine for six years and in the decades that followed has been a dedicated and effective advocate for veterans and their families. 

Art enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1964. That year he joined the American Legion. In 1975, he was elected Post Commander and two years later was elected Clinton County Commander. Art was elected Fourth District Commander in 1993 and, in 1995, elected Department Vice Commander.

May 18, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Room 309 LOB

June 5, 9:30 AM - 9:52 AM
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Kay Tomasi Recognized as Woman of Distinction

       Kay Tomasi, an historic preservationist and published author, was honored in Albany on Tuesday, May 15 as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.  Nominated by Senator Betty Little, Mrs. Tomasi was recognized for channeling her life-long love of history into community service that has enriched the lives of others and will benefit future generations.

May 16, 2012
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Katharine Tomasi

Katharine “Kay” Tomasi of Salem, has channeled her lifelong love of history into community service to enrich the lives of others and future generations.

Ms. Tomasi earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from St. Lawrence University and a Master of Arts degree in history from Central Michigan University. She taught history in secondary schools for several years before settling in Salem.

Bringing her great interest in history with her, Ms. Tomasi has served numerous organizations devoted to the preservation of the area’s heritage, including the Washington County Historical Society, the Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association, Inc., and the Saratoga-Capital District Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

May 15, 2012
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West Point Day Celebrated in the State Capitol

Senator Betty Little joined her Senate colleagues in welcoming a group of West Point cadets to the State Capitol on Thursday, April 26.   

 

 

May 8, 2012
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NY Works Task Force appointed to coordinate and accelerate infrastructure projects, spur job growth

GOVERNOR CUOMO AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS APPOINT MEMBERS OF NY WORKS TASK FORCEUp to $750 Million Will Be Available Through Second Round of Regional Economic Development CouncilsDozens More Transportation and Parks Projects Open for BiddingGovernor Andrew M.

May 3, 2012
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Celebrate our parks and historic sites -- Saturday, May 5

GOVERNOR CUOMO INVITES NEW YORKERS TO VOLUNTEER AT STATE PARKS AS PART OF FIRST "I LOVE MY PARK DAY" THIS SATURDAYRegistration Now Open for Volunteer Projects at Over 35 state parks and historic sites

May 2, 2012
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May 1, 2012
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