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Tobacco Tax Equity Act Seeks to Close Tax Loophole

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by Glenn

On May 10th. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois along with several other senators introduced the Tobacco Tax Equity Act which would close certain loopholes in current tobacco tax policy which do not require pipe tobacco or larger cigars to be taxed as heavily as cigarettes and rolling tobacco The Tobacco Tax Equity Act would not Read the Rest…

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Fit Pix Announces Its First Contest Winner

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Glenn

Fit Pix Convenience Stores drew a winner for the Fresh and Frozen Raffle on Tuesday, May 15th. Each purchase of a fresh or frozen fruit or vegetable earned shoppers an entry to win an “Eating Well” cookbook, colander, apple wedger, veggie peeler, and a set of 4 delicious spice blends from Savory Spice Shop. Congratulations Read the Rest…

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May is National Bike Month

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Glenn

“In honor of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week, CNN asked its Facebook fans what it would take to get them to bike to work more often. A shorter commute and more bike lanes were by far the most common responses.”  Recently the Heart Network joined cycling advocates in petitioning the NYS Department of Transportation for a Read the Rest…

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Mini Grant: Pedestrian Improvements in Malone

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Glenn

Heart Network staff have been working with the Malone Complete Streets Partnership to identify projects that will make walking and biking safer and more comfortable in Malone. The Partnership recently completed a design for Elm Street that will make it safer for pedestrians traveling along Elm Street or from Elm Street Manor to St. Joe’s Elementary. Mini-grant funds will Read the Rest…

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Route 86 Campaign Update

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Glenn

The Heart Network has been providing technical assistance to BIKE 86, a group which recently submitted a petition to the NYSDOT to create a cycling friendly shoulder on Route 86 between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Read a Letter to the Editor submitted to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise by BIKE 86 Read the recent Story the Read the Rest…

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