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STATE SENATE APPROVES NAMING OF “GORDIE LITTLE MEMORIAL BRIDGE”

The State Senate to approved legislation that would designate a
bridge crossing the Saranac River in Morrisonville as the “Gordie Little
Memorial Bridge.”

Senator Betty Little sponsored the measure at the request of the
towns of Plattsburgh and Schuyler Falls to name the portion of State Route
22b that traverses the Saranac River in honor of Gordon “Gordie” Little, a
legendary and highly regarded North Country figure whose unexpected passing
in June 2016 stunned the region.

“Gordie” graduated from Moira High School in 1955 and Stony Brook
State College in 1961. His career at WIRY spanned more than three decades.
Beginning in 1997, he wrote a column for the Press-Republican called “Small
Talk.” He also wrote for Denton Publications and Strictly Business,
produced hundreds of programs for the Home Town Cable Network of Northern
New York and served as the Clinton County Crime Victims’ advocate for seven
years.

“I will always remember Gordie’s beaming smile, the sense of optimism
he seemed to never lack and his devotion to the people and communities of
the North Country,” said Senator Little.

“People would sometimes ask me if we were related because we share a
last name. Though the answer is no, we were just friends, he made me feel
as if I was a loved one, and I know he had the same impact on so many
others. I am honored to sponsor this measure in recognition and as a
tribute to this wonderful man, really an icon, who spent his life building
bridges and making life better for everyone along the way.”

The legislation was delivered to the State Assembly where companion
legislation is sponsored by Assemblyman Billy Jones.

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