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State Parks: Gov. Cuomo announces five percent attendance increase

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that New York state parks, historic sites and campgrounds welcomed 65.3 million estimated visitors in 2015, up three million from the previous year.

This five percent increase continues a trend, with state park attendance being up a nearly 14 percent since Cuomo took office in 2011. Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo announces plan to modernize State Park system

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a seven-point framework of the NY Parks 2020 Plan that will leverage approximately $900 million in public and private funding to modernize the State park system.

The announcement was made on Monday, March 2, but NY Parks 2020 was previewed in the Governor’s Opportunity Agenda.  Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo seeks boost to North Country winter tourism Webb/Inlet Trail System to offer free snowmobiling on March 7 & 8 weekend

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his daughter, were in the  area last week to enjoy  some snowmobiling  on the Tug Hill.  Photo submitted

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his daughter, were in the
area last week to enjoy some snowmobiling on the Tug Hill. Photo submitted

Old Forge, known since the 1960’s as the Snowmobile Capital of the East, will join Governor Cuomo and communities across the North Country in a special celebration of winter activities over the weekend of March 7 and 8.

To encourage more snowmobilers to come and enjoy New York, the registration requirement for out-of-state snowmobiles will be waived.  Continue reading

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LETTER: Cuomo attacks the very constituents that pay his salary

Last week, Governor Cuomo made a very insensitive statement about those Republicans (and numerous Democrats) who have disagreed with some of his recent proposals and laws.

Frustrated that his agenda has consistently met bipartisan opposition from across the state, the Governor took to the radio to call those of us who have legitimate disagreements with him “extreme” and stated that those who agree with us “have no place in the state of New York.”

As an elected official, I’m used to being called names, but for the Governor to levy such an insult on people he is paid to represent crosses a line.

It is unconscionable for him to spend his time attacking such “extremes” as private religious views held by several million New Yorkers, while remaining painfully silent on the extremes that are having a very real and very negative impact on New Yorkers in their everyday lives. Continue reading

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