Press Releases

Assemblyman Billy Jones Calls for HELP Program to Include Local Governments

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) recently sent a letter to the Commissioner of Civil Service, Timothy Hogues, regarding expanding the Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement (HELP) Program to include local governments. This program temporarily...

New Yorkers Have the Right to Age with Dignity

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) joined his colleagues today at the Million Dollar Staircase at the Capitol to call on New York State to do more to support older adults. Nursing homes and home care agencies continue to struggle due to lack...

Assemblyman Billy Jones’ Volunteer Fire Department Capital Fund Now Accepting Applications

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) recently announced that the Volunteer Fire Department Capital Fund that originated from one of his bills is now accepting applications. This $25 million capital fund was included in the budget last year thanks...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: SBA Loans will Help Clinton County Residents and Businesses Impacted by July Storms

“The severe weather this past July was devastating for many in our communities, and I am pleased that the SBA now has loans available for businesses and residents impacted by these storms. I saw firsthand how damaging these storms were and have worked...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Beta Technologies Announces $41 Million Expansion at Plattsburgh International Airport

Empire State Development announced today that Beta Technologies received a $20 million state grant to help with their $41 million expansion of their technology campus at Plattsburgh International Airport. Beta Technologies is a leader in the aerospace...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Hudson Headwaters Family Health at Malone will be a Great Asset to the Community

“I want to welcome Hudson Headwaters Family Health to the Malone region!” said Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake). “It is always good to see more healthcare providers in the North Country to help ensure that local residents have the resources...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Franklin County Land Claim Agreement Signed by Governor

After decades of negotiations, Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) was proud to announce that the Governor signed his bill that was a major step forward for the Franklin County Land Claim issue between the county and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe....

Assemblyman Billy Jones travels to Ottawa and Montréal for New York-Canada Relations Task Force Meetings

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This week, Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) traveled to Ottawa and Montréal for the New York-Canada Relations Task Force for a tour organized by the Office of the Consul-General of Canada. Jones is the chairperson of the Task Force which was...

Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblyman Billy Jones Announce $3 Million for Franklin County Recreational Center

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) and Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) joined the community today to announce $3 million for the Franklin County Recreational Center, a new indoor sports facility in Malone. This new center will be a public-private...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Statement on Amtrak Resuming Service

“I am pleased to hear that Amtrak will be continuing services to Montreal so that local residents and visitors can enjoy this important service again. We are still waiting on the details for when they will re-open, with a tentative date set for September...

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Releases Road Salt Reduction Task Force Report

Today the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released the long- awaited report by the Adirondack Road Salt Reduction Task Force detailing their findings and recommendations for the upcoming winter. The task force is the result of...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Statement on $3 Million in Assistance for Flood-Affected Homeowners

“Between washed out roads and flooded homes, the rain events this summer have been absolutely devastating. I have been working tirelessly the last few weeks to make sure the North Country gets the state support we need, and I am glad that the state...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Construction Grants Awarded to Three North Country Libraries

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) today announced that three North Country libraries were awarded grants to help with construction projects: Plattsburgh Public Library, Saranac Lake Free Library, and Keene Valley Library. $341,902 was allocated...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Statement on SterRx Plattsburgh Location Closing

“My heart goes out to the families and loved ones impacted by the recent closing of the SterRx facility in Plattsburgh,” said Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake). “I am disappointed by this decision especially since the North Country has...

Assemblyman Billy Jones Joins Community Shoe Drive for Ukraine

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) will be collecting gently used sneakers for men sizes 8-13 at his district office in Plattsburgh as part of a community shoe drive for Ukrainian soldiers. Dmitry Feld, a Ukrainian native who lives in Lake Placid,...

Assemblyman Billy Jones Visits New Milking Machines at Bilow Farms, LLC

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) and his daughter, Ella, visited Bilow Farms, LLC in Malone this week, New York to check out their new state-of-the-art 100 cow rotating parlor which includes a viewing parlor for educational purposes and for...

Assemblyman Billy Jones Education Champion Scholarship available at Clinton Community College

During the graduation celebrations in May, Clinton Community College recognized Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) as their Education Champion in honor of his ongoing support for education. The ceremony was a fundraiser for a new scholarship...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Nova Bus Leaving Plattsburgh is Shocking

“Nova Bus leaving Plattsburgh is devastating news for the North Country and my heart goes out to the 350+ employees who call Nova Bus home. Between the ancillary companies and the transportation manufacturing hub, there is truly no doubt that this will...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: Statement on Agri-Mark Ribbon Cutting

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“The ribbon cutting today at Agri-Mark for their new cheese plant is a great day for Chateaugay and the North Country region. For over 100 years, North Country dairy farmers have been part of the Agri-Mark dairy cooperative right here in my hometown...

Assemblyman Billy Jones: New York State Assembly Passes Important Constitutional Amendments for the Adirondack Region

The New York State Assembly recently passed Constitutional amendments sponsored by Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) during the recent Legislative Session that would impact the Adirondack and North Country region. One amendment- A2452/S5540-...