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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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Senate votes to criminalize fake pot

Bill would make having synthetic weed a crime in New York state

May 1, 2012
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May 1, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Synthetic Marijuana

SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRIMINALIZE SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

May 1, 2012
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April 23, 2012
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Senator Little Cosponsors Senior Health Care and Awareness Day -- Saturday, April 28, 10 am to 2pm in Queensbury

The free event is being held Saturday, April 28 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Queensbury Activity Center located at 742 Bay Road. 

The main entrance to the Activity Center is located on the backside of the Activity Center. When you arrive at 742 Bay Road, please make sure you pull behind the main Town Hall building and proceed to the far left, up an incline; this is the main entrance for the Activity Center.

April 20, 2012
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Proposed law would help control invasive species

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April 16, 2012

April 20, 2012
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Senate passes bill to provide search and rescue training for volunteers helping forest rangers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that allows for the creation of a training program for volunteers interested in assisting the search and rescue operations of state forest rangers. The bill (S.553), sponsored by Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury), will enhance the safety of volunteers and the public during search and rescue operations in the Adirondacks, Catskills and other forested communities across the state.

April 19, 2012
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Bill would expand remote net metering to include micro-hydroelectric

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would extend remote net metering benefits to include micro-hydroelectric generation.

Remote net metering is currently allowed for wind, solar and digester technologies used by non-residential customers, including farms.

The bill (S.6670) would allow farm operations, customers with land in agricultural production, or non-residential customers to apply credit received for power delivered to the grid to any of the customer's meters rather than only to a single, directly connected meter as long as the meters are located on the customer’s property within the same utility territory.

April 19, 2012
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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 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Room 309 LOB

May 1, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Granville Jazz Ensemble Grooves in Albany

The Granville Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Crystal Everdyke, performed in the Concourse in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s (NYSSMA) “Music in Our Schools Month” celebration on Friday, March 30.  Senator Betty Little caught up with the musicians for a photo in between numbers.

 

April 2, 2012
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Statement by Senator Betty Little -- Budget Approved

            “It’s good to complete a budget on-time for a second consecutive year and also do so in daylight.  The new budget continues to reorient New York State government, putting it on a much more sustainable financial trajectory.  The budget does not increase taxes, restrains spending and focuses on the issue important to most New Yorkers – job creation.  Although the economy is steadily improving,

March 30, 2012
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