The Clinton Courier: 10.08.14

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Vol. 168, No. 13

• CLINTON, NEW YORK • October 8, 2014

Rabbi Waks Brings Chabad to Clinton By Kaitlin McCabe


‘We Are All Kane’s Family Here’


abbi Didy Waks and his family have relocated to Clinton with a single mission: to reach out to Jews in the local area and to inspire them to become more involved in their Jewish heritage and identity. Rabbi Waks and his wife, Devorah, are from Chabad, a unique stream of Judaism and one of the most prominent Jewish outreach organizations in the world. With a presence in more than 75 countries internationally— even in locations with a miniscule Jewish population—Chabad is a Jewish movement that, according to Waks, is based on “openness and acceptance of all individuals, regardless of one's personal affiliations, beliefs or lifestyle choices.” “Chabad in general…is focused to bring Judaism wherever Jews can be found. While there may not be a huge population of Jews in this area, there is a respectable number. We have come to Clinton to devote ourselves to the Jewish, and general, communities of Clinton, New Hartford and beyond,” the Rabbi explained. The Waks family—Didy, Devorah, and their children, Mednel, 3, Yetta, 16 months,—specifically came to Clinton from sunny Palm Beach, Florida with the hopes of representing the selffunded Chabad on Campus, Chabad’s effort to foster greater Jewish communities on college campuses, at Hamilton College.

Photo courtesy of the Wolf family Kane Wolf, third from left, returns home with his parents and younger brother, with the Clark Mills Fire Department. By Mary Stevenson

he Town of Kirkland has released a preliminary budget for 2015 that does not change the current tax rate. This is the seventh year in a row that the Town has not raised taxes. A public hearing to release the budget was held on Thursday, Oct. 2. While he was absent from the meeting, Supervisor Robert Meelan said he was happy that the Town has been able to hold the tax rate at 3.18 percent since 2009 when he took over the position. The total tax to be levied is $1,839,438. Additionally, only $380,000 from the Town’s general fund balance has been appropriated in the proposed 2015 budget, significantly less than previous years. Meelan said that is because the Town was able to incorporate funds appropriated in 2014 that were not used. A public budget workshop is scheduled for Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. In related news, Oneida County has released its proposed budget for 2015, which also revealed no increases in

his fall, Clinton residents might have noticed a shortage of Hamilton students flocking downtown on weekend nights. In an Aug. 22 email welcoming the start of the 2014-15 academic year, Dean of Students Nancy Thompson detailed the administration’s concerns with regards to the drinking culture at Hamilton and presented initiatives it would implement “to promote a healthy social climate while reducing dangerous, destructive, and disruptive behaviors.” Specifically, Thompson’s announcement detailed changes to the Late-Night Jitney service, which transports students downtown throughout the weekend. As a part of a new pilot program, only students of legal age will be permitted to board the shuttle after 10 p.m., and a $1 fare will be charged. Additionally, a Campus Safety officer will be present with a card reader to verify Hill Cards and collect the fare. In a follow-up email detailing these specific changes, Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement and Leadership Lisa Magnarelli ’96 clarified that students of any age would be allowed to return to campus from downtown Clinton on the jitney after 10 p.m., free of charge. These changes to campus policies were proposed last spring, when the administration met to discuss inappropriate and unsafe behaviors demonstrated by students the previous semester. Ultimately, those incidents only became additional markers of escalating student unruliness in a series spanning across many semesters and escalating in recent years. Specifically, in September 2012, the number of calls for medical assistance on and off the Hill was so great during one night that the Mohawk Valley and nearby communities were forced to declare the drunken spectacle at Hamilton a “Mass Casualty Incident.” Then, in September 2013, student disorder in Clinton received so much

TAXES, page 13

JITNEY, page 3

KANE, page 11

From left: Rabbi Didy Waks, wife Devorah, and children Mendel, 3, and Yetta, 16 months, sit on the steps of their new home on Dwight Avenue. “The College has a remarkable reputation and has graduated some of the leaders of this great country,” Rabbi Waks said. “I personally have met with a number of alumni from all walks of life, who have praised the school for its excellence and openness. The high quality of the average Hamilton College student was for us a major determining factor that made us choose settling near this campus over any other.”

Tower Work to Stretch into 2015

Photo by John Howard Masonry work on the Middle School tower is proving more troublesome than anticipated. By John Howard


asonry upkeep work on the Clinton Middle School tower, which was scheduled as part of this summer’s $7.5 million capital project, has hit a bit of a snag. Additional deterioration was discovered during an inspection last month, which will force the project’s timeline into the spring of 2015. Construction work on the tower was initially budgeted at $320,100 and scheduled to wrap by winter of this year. Due to safety concerns, the School removed deteriorated cast stone, brick and mortar that was causing safety concerns. Deteriorated cast stone will be replaced by new casts. The tower dates back to the 1930s and, because it is older than 50 years, work is subject to review by the New York State Office of Parks and Historic Preservation (SHPO), which has been overseeing the process. Initially, only roof-level work was scheduled for the tower. Additional damage was only visible after construction began in mid-September. A second phase has been added to remove pre-cast veneer and repair backup at a lower level of the tower.


earing the news that a child has cancer is devastating enough. To learn it’s a child in your own community makes it especially heartbreaking. Tracy Abrams and Lisa Tickle, both teachers at Clinton Elementary School, were crushed to learn their former student, Kane Wolf, was diagnosed over the summer with neuroblastoma. “I remember reading the email and feeling helpless,” Abrams said. “What can we do?” Neuroblastoma often begins in the nerve tissue of the adrenal glands. The cause of the tumor is not known. Neuroblastoma is commonly diagnosed in children before age five. Each year, there are around 700 new cases in the United States. The disorder occurs in approximately 1 out of 100,000 children and is slightly more common in boys. In most patients, the tumor has spread when it is first diagnosed. Kane, along with his parents, older sister and younger brother, lives in Clark Mills. He’s a “‘smart, crazy, sports-loving boy,’” according to an online fundraising page dedicated to him and his family. At the start of the school year, plans were made for the first of several teacher luncheons. The faculty and staff hold these several times a year with the goal of raising funds to help a family or families in need. The first one, held last Friday, was for Kane and his family. The teachers bring food and all the supplies necessary for the get-together and gather monetary donations as well. This time, a basket was made and added to the field hockey basket raffle later that same afternoon. “They have collected over 51 baskets to be raffled [for Kane],” Tickle said. The eyes of the two teachers sparkle when they speak of Kane. “He was always full of life in the classroom. He had a smile on his face and twinkly brown eyes,” Abrams said. Tickle nodded in agreement. “He was all boy, too. He played football and hockey and was well liked by his classmates.” A parent donated her time and materials to make gold ribbons-the color of Pediatric Cancer Awarenessto sell at the school. According to Abram, “the sale generated a lot of money.” “The kids have [the ribbons] on their backpacks. They are everywhere,” Tickle said. The students were also wearing gold with the School’s maroon and white colors to show their support for Kane and the Wolf family. “When any child gets cancer, it’s awful. But when it’s a child you know

Photo by John Howard

According to a site visit report assembled by Bernier, Carr & Associates, caulking that was used in a 1995 repair job likely sealed in moisture leading the additional deterioration. Mortar work is meant to allow moisture to escape the building. According to the District Office, additional costs associated with the masonry work extension were built into the initial budget as a buffer. The most significant change the community will notice is the winterizing process. Some of the stonework will remain removed through the winter and portions of the tower will be wrapped in plastic.

Tentative Budgets Indicate No Tax Increases By Staff


Chabad on Campus currently has Chabad representatives in over 200 campuses in America, and many more across the world. In accordance with their charge from Chabad, the Waks plan to offer services and friendship to CHABAD, page 9

New College Jitney Policy Improves CampusVillage Relations By Kaitlin McCabe




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A Funny, Not-So-Funny Turn Sometimes things don’t turn out like we expected, and not for the better. These aren’t happy accidents, they’re blistering errors that we want erased, even in hindsight, long after they’ve been corrected or accounted for. The roadtrip is the perfect metaphor for this. You’re on your way somewhere, and you’ve been rerouted by an outdated GPS maps or other, more innocent cause, and all of a sudden, the trip has taken a completely different direction, both emotionally and geographically. Your concerned roadway companions, rightly so, ask if you should stop for directions, but you disregard every shred of rationality in favor of a more horrible, self-deprecating future. Now you’re late, you’re still lost and everyone in the car hates you. Some people handle these scenarios better than others. Personally, I regress into a whiny, desperate puddle of mush—Emily would likely second this observation. Unlike massive construction projects such as the new arts and theater building on the Hill (see page 8), in life, we don’t always have 13 years to examine a problem from every angle and come up with a solid plan of attack. Thirteen years can feel like a long time, but when you’re dealing with the complexities involved with constructing a building, it really isn’t, let alone that building. If you take 13 years to decide which brand of toothpaste to use in the morning, then you might have problem. (Hint: it’s Colgate.) Sometimes, problems surprise us, like the complications you discover while deconstructing a nearly 100-year-old school tower monument (see page 1). Sometimes, like with Kane Wolf ’s diagnosis (also see page 1), they devastate us. What’s nice about a community like Clinton is that we have places to go to ask for directions.

There are people in this area to offer a hand when we need it most, even sometimes when we’re not asking for it. No one asked, for instance, the field hockey team to raise more than $3,000 for Kane (see page 16). They did it to help out their fellow community family. I can remember a few months back, Emily and I had been driving home from the Binghamton area. It was storming really severely and were almost home—somewhere on Route 20. There was a tree down in the road and we had been driving for a while. There was also a little patch of roadway open, and it looked like there was plenty of room to squeeze the car by. Well, the ground was soft and we slipped right into the ditch, where we remained stuck for the next several hours. In the time that we waited for a tow truck to haul us out, a road crew came, cleared the tree and swept the pavement clean. The biggest takeaway for us was the concern of the other drivers who passed by. Almost every single car stopped and asked if we were OK, which, in Los Angeles, would have happened maybe one in every 100 cars. I remember talking about that with Emily once we did get back on our way. It sounds corny, but we were both pretty amazed. You can search Google all you want, but sometimes the best directions are just a citizen away.

-John Howard, Executive Editor

Village Hack: Staring at Pumpkins By John Howard How are your pumpkin-weight-guessing skills? While browsing through some of the events this weekend happening on the Hill, we came across an event being held by the Microfinance Club, which in and of itself is a pretty neat organization. Partnering with Access Federal Credit Union, they promote local economic development by providing micro-loans or small loans granted without collateral. Anyway, the Microfinance Club is holding a pumpkin weight guessing contest. With a $1

entry fee and some keep pumpkin assumptions, you can win a brand new flat screen TV. The proceeds will benefit area small business and local entrepreneurs seeking loans. The event will be held Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Sadove Student Center Terrace. For more information, or to view a complete list of the Fallcoming and Family Weekend events that are open to the public, visit our website at

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Past Issues 25 Years Ago Oct. 11, 1989 Hayes National Bank is no more. As of Sept. 29, it officially became the Clinton Hayes Office of the Mohawk Valley Region of the National Bank and Trust Co. The change marks the completion of the purchase transaction initiated by NBT Bancorp, parent firm of the Norwich-based National Bank and Trust Co. The Clinton Central boys varsity cross-country team won its first meet of the season against Vernon-VeronaSherrill on Sept. 12 at the Kirkland Town Park. Mike Murphy shattered the school record on the 5-kilometer course by 47 seconds, finishing in 17:33. The appointment of Deborah E. Benson as the new director of nursing at the Katherine Luther home in Utica has been announced by Lucy Haggett, administrator of the home. Benson, a registered nurse, earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Utica College and her nursing degree at the State University of New York Agricultural and Technical College in Morrisville. The long-sought water permit for the Sherman Brook Village housing development was approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation last month, Superintendent John Karin said. Sherman Brook Village’s plan for 239 housing units has been moving steadily toward completion since last summer after encountering a temporary snag over their water provisions last May. 50 Years Ago Oct. 8, 1964 Vandals broke into the Marvin Street School and inflicted considerable damage over the past weekend. The matter has been turned over to the Clinton Police Department, which will seek aid from the New York State Police. Authorization was given at the October meeting of the Kirkland Town Board to begin action to force repairs or removal of a building in Clark Mills that has been called a ‘nuisance’ by town officials and architectural advisors. This action is expected to begin immediately. The basement rooms at the Clark Mills American Legion Home that have been used by the boys of the vicinity are hereby closed. Broken windows and broken furniture besides other numerous acts of vandalism by some of the boys has caused the Legion to take this step. Workmen from the Kirkland Highway Department are busy installing a guard rail on Chenango Avenue. This project, in the works for several months, will offer safety measures to motorists who have faced hazards driving over this village street. 75 Years Ago Oct. 12, 1939 The biggest building activity in several years on College Hill is reaching its conclusion as workmen finish the construction of the roof on the new gymnasium and prepare to enclose the building so that inside work may be carried on comfortably during the cold winter months. A war correspondent who will be able to give some first-hand experiences in covering war news where it is made, will be the speaker at the high school assembly program Friday. He is Malcolm Rosholt and his appearance at the school assembly is sponsored by the Student Council. Proof that keen interest is being taken in the school football team is evidenced in the fact that followers of the team are making attempts to have the school band appear at outof-town games. Several villagers have started a collection that will be used to hire a bus driver and furnish fuel for transportation.

Placed in operation for the first time last Monday, the latest addition to the fleet of CCS buses began its trips to Post Street and Clark Mills The new bus was purchased at an approximate cost of $5,500 and is numbered seven. 100 Years Ago Oct. 14, 1914 All bake shops in the state now must have a license from the State Department of Labor certifying to the cleanliness of the place and compliance with the conditions of the law. Inspectors will be making the rounds of the bakeries to enforce the rules. Attention is called to the ordinance prohibiting the burning of leaves and rubbish in the gutter of the streets, which have been improved by macadamizing and cement curbs. The village authorities say there will be no objection to burning leaves at the side of the road where there is no cement curb to be discolored. Beer for breakfast has become so fashionable in England that pottery manufacturers are producing special decorative mugs in which to serve it. This season, tea and coffee are taboo for breakfast and light iced beer, very cool and refreshing, is being largely drunk. Scoutmaster Daniel Chase of this place was one of the speakers at a meeting in the interest of the Boy Scout movement in Utica on Friday evening. On Sunday evening, he spoke at a religious meeting at the schoolhouse in England, urging the advantage of a Scout troop in every rural community.

Call for Submissions: Looking for Historic Homes Have a historic home you live in and love? Always wanted to know about a Village home that seems to have been around forever? Have you been through the process of getting your home on the historic registry? If yes, our reporter Mary Stevenson, wants to talk to you. Call her at (315) 8533492 or email mary@clintoncourier. com for consideration for inclusion in a future column.

Letter: Upcoming Kirkland Community Bloodmobile There will be a Bloodmobile on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Alexander Hamilton Institute, 21 West Park Row. The Bloodmobile is sponsored by Kirkland Community Organizations. New and past blood donors are needed. Call Bob at 292-2267 or email or call 1-800-GIVELIFE (1-800-72835433) to schedule your appointment or register online at Walk-ins are needed to meet our goal. We are extremely fortunate that members of many different Kirkland organizations continue to donate their precious, life-saving gift of blood. This visit will help to refill our Blood Banks because Red Cross has experienced fewer donors in recent months due to weather and lack of donors. The Red Cross New York-Penn Blood Services provides whole blood and blood medicine products to all our area hospitals and other organizations that dispense blood medicine services.

As volunteer donors, who take a free mini-physical every time we donate blood, we help to maintain the quality of the Red Cross Blood Services blood medicine products throughout the USA. Thank You for continuing to help us encourage members to give “God’s Gift of Life”. - Bill Rudge, Kirkland Bloodmobile Committee

Correction: Cristaldi A story on Clinton native and musician Glenn Paulson, which appeared in the Oct. 1 edition, mentioned High School band director Richard Cristaldi. The story incorrectly used the adjective “notorious” to describe his teaching style. More appropriate words might be: authoritative, notable, heroic, thorough, profound, magical and indispensable. Our apologies to Mr. Cristaldi for the slip. JITNEY (continued from page 1) attention from locals and the state itself that The Wall Street Journal covered it in its article, “NY College Partiers ‘Took Over’ Village.” During their meeting in the spring, the Hamilton College administration, based upon the reports from Jitney coordinators, recognized that the College’s Late-Night service was inevitably endorsing such chaos on the Hill and in the Clinton community. Thompson was emphatic in her explanation that the new policy is not intended as punishment; it is the College’s way of taking responsibility for students’ safety. Initially following its announcement, the new Late-Night Jitney policy generated extremely vocal responses— both positive and negative—from the student body, as well as from parents and College alumni. As the administration had anticipated, an overwhelming majority of these reactions from students were negative. Disapproval centered on two items: the fact that the change limits students’ access to off-campus parties and to the Clinton bars as well as the potential risk that eliminating the jitney service posed for the safety of students. Though the downtown social scene is typically considered a minority experience, in The Spectator’s anonymous survey of the Hamilton student body, approximately two-thirds of the 231 responders stated that they frequently use the service to get downtown. A petition to Thompson entitled “Vote for Safety: Reject Hamilton College’s Latest Initiatives to Reduce Alcohol Abuse” was even created online, declaring that the new policy would result in drunk driving. By now, halfway through the first semester, the new policy has been piloted to the satisfaction of the Hamilton College administration as well as the Kirkland police officials and has reduced the number of complaints received by the College. Magnarelli commented, “The amount of damage, vandalism and overall bad behavior in the student center and on the shuttle has significantly decreased. There have also been fewer (reported) incidents in the Village as well. Students riding the shuttle have been respectful and acknowledge that the changes have been positive.” Kirkland Police Chief Dan English similarly said, “So far, the officers have reported the Jitney seems to be working fine with the new policy. The fact [that the Hamilton jitneys] have a campus safety officer riding seems to help.” These policy changes regarding the Late-Night service will definitely last through the Fall 2014 semester and, based upon the success of the program thus far, will most likely continue into the Spring 2015 semester.

Clinton Scene: Murder on Utica Street By Richard L. Williams, Town and Village Historian


ard-Handed Outrage! — Burglary and Murder!—Death of Mr. James D. Stebbins—The Sanctity of Law and of life has been violated. Violence and crime have shown their bloody hand. An old and respected citizen has been murdered in the defense of his home against robbers and criminals. The whole community is shocked by the details of this sad and terrible affair. The people with one voice demand the severest punishment of those who perpetrated the diabolical outrage…” The entire Clinton community read this in the Dec. 30, 1869, Clinton Courier announcing the death of prominent Clintonian and member of one of the earliest Clinton families, James D. Stebbins. *Note the following is a paraphrase and summary of The Courier articles. The Courier story went on to relate the details of the home invasion and death of Stebbins on a Thursday evening in his house described as about one and a half miles northeast of the Village. Many of the Stebbinses had homes on Utica Street in the Village and on the Utica Road towards New Hartford. While we know where some of the Stebbinses lived, the location of his house cannot be determined. Further,“two burglars approached from the road to the southwest window and by means of a chisel effected an entrance to the parlor.“ Stebbins’ housekeeper and niece, Mrs. Burrill, was awakened by the noise of the entrance and demanded to know the cause of it. One burglar, who carried a lantern, passed Mrs. Burrill and went into the kitchen where he met Stebbins who had been aroused by the disturbance. The burglar demanded his money or his life. The brave old man made such a vigorous assault upon the robber that he caused a hasty retreat from that part of the house and called on his “pal” who had been left on guard to come to his assistance. Stebbins had come and opened the doors of Mrs. Burrill’s room where upon the robbers turned on him. After a sharp and severe conflict in the kitchen, he fell. The hired man, Amos Tucker, came downstairs after Mrs. Burrill summoned him, but Tucker was in a “disturbed condition” and the lantern light went out. Tucker only caught a glimpse of the retreating burglars going out the window. Joseph M. Stebbins, son of James, lived across Utica Street, and he was called at once. He found his father lying on the kitchen floor speechless and apparently senseless. Broken glass lay hear his hand, and there were drops of blood on the floor and other evidence of a severe conflict. Dr. Barrows was called immediately, and it was thought for a while that Stebbins would rally. However, he soon began to fail and lingered until Saturday evening when he breathed his last breath having never fully returned to consciousness. Stebbins had been in feeble health and the excitement of the conflict and his fall probably produced partial paralysis. Nothing was taken even though a safe in one room had several thousand dollars in bonds and securities. Funeral services were held from the Stebbins home on the following Monday and “brought together a very large assembly. The procession of relations and friends who followed the remains to the place of interment was large and imposing.” He was interred in the Old Burying Ground on Kirkland Avenue where other Stebbins family members also lie in graves including his wife Mary. SCENE, page 10


The Calendar Oct 9: Social Media for Organizations. Come learn about how to most effectively use social media. 5:30 p.m. at the Library. Oct 10: Coffeehouse series. Folk singer David Mallett will be taking the stage. 8 p.m. at the KAC. $15 for members; $18 for nonmembers. Oct 11: Varsity football game. Support the Warriors as they take on Hannibal. 2 p.m. at CCS. Intermediate needle felting workshop. Learn to make a needle felted animal. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the KAC. $85 for members; $95 for nonmembers. Meet & Geek. Learn about what people in our community are passionate about. 11 a.m. on the Green. Oct 12: Paul Boehlert will present "Battle of Oriskany and General Herkimer." 2 p.m. at the Clinton Historical Society. Nine Operas in Ninty minutes. Join the KAC and Preswick Glen for this event. 2 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. Oct 13: Explore Clinton Walking Adventure. Pick up a map from the Library or Historical Society and discover Clinton's historu. There will be prizes. Map pickup is 10 a.m.-2p.m. Oct 15: Town of Kirkland Board meeting. 7 p.m. at the Town Municipal building.

Announcements • The fall Kidstuff Clothing Exchange will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Clinton United Methodist Church from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Participants receive four free items of clothing for each item of good, clean children’s clothing brought in to the exchange. Or items may be purchased for 25 cents each. All proceeds go to mission work. For questions contact Jean Williams at 853-5018. • Stone Presbyterian Church proudly announces the relocation of its Fair Trade Shoppe to the basement level of the church. The Shoppe offers a wide variety of gifts, crafts, clothing and jewelry (and much more) from third-world craftspeople, and all the proceeds go directly to the artisans. The Shoppe has its own entrance on the side of the building off Williams Street, and is open Thursdays from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and every second Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come and check out our new space! • Well-known local folklorist, storyteller and author Paul Boehlert will give a presentation of some of the fascinating stories and anecdotes connected with his 2013 book, "The Battle of Oriskany and General Nicholas Herkimer: Revolution in the MohawkValley,” followed by a Q & A session. Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Clinton Historical Society. For more information contact the Historical Society at 859-1392. • Clinton United Methodist Women will hold their annual fall rummage sale on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.5:30 p.m., and a bag sale on Friday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Clothing and household items will be featured along with some small pieces of furniture. The church is on State Rte. 12 B across from the Lutheran Home. • The St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) Foundation will hold its 36th annual Dinner Dance, presented by Mohawk Hospital Equipment, on

Community Friday, Oct. 24, at Hart’s Hill Inn located in Whitesboro. Proceeds from the event will help fund the updating of patient rooms at SEMC, as well as patient, visitor and employee safety initiatives including limiting the number of access points into the building. Tickets are $150 or $1,500 for a table of 10. For more information visit:

Meetings Library Book groups: New members always welcome. Monday: "Still Alice," by Lisa Genova. Next meeting: Oct. 13, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Library. Wednesday: "And The Mountains Echoed," by Khaled Hosseini. Next meeting: Oct. 29, 7 p.m. at the Library. School Board Oct. 28, 7 p.m. – Regular Meeting: Board Room. Alateen A fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. For information on time and place of meetings call: 733-0734 or 794-8622. After Breast Cancer support group will meet at Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services on the St. Luke’s Campus, 1650 Champlin Avenue, Utica. Candace R. Correa, MD, a radiation oncologist with Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Regional Cancer Center, will lead the discussion about the treatment of breast cancer. ABC Support Group meetings are free and open to the public and were created by women who have had breast cancer. The group is dedicated to providing education, information and emotional support to women and men who are facing biopsy, surgery or recovery from breast cancer. For more information, please call 624-5764 or email Clinton Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Alteri’s restaurant, College St. New members sought, especially with web and youth leadership interests. Contact Jim Winkler, Membership Chairman, at 853-6355 for more information or an application. Clinton Kiwanis meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Skenandoa Golf and Country Club on Norton Ave. Those interested in joining are invited to attend. Contact Karen Ostinett at 235-7104. Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of The Neighborhood Center in Utica, 628 Utica St. For more information, call 732-6228. Alcoholics Anonymous holds weekly closed topic meeting Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 853-5359, and open discussion meetings from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Bristol Center at Hamilton College Campus, 859-4271. Separated and Divorced Support Group meets every other Sunday, 5-6:30 p.m. Free and open to all. For more information contact Judy at 735-6210,, or visit Sexaholics Anonymous holds weekly closed meetings on Thursdays in Utica at 7 p.m. For more information, call 707-4600. Sex Addicts Anonymous holds a weekly closed meeting on Tuesdays in Utica at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 695-8772. Grief Survivors meets every Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Good News Center, 10475 Cosby Manor Rd., Utica. Drop-ins welcome. For more information contact Melissa at 735-6210, melissa@, or visit


Library Notes Clinton Meet & Geek This Saturday, Oct. 11 By Meghan Milligan, KTL Librarian, Adult Programs


or the past several months, the Kirkland Town Library has been participating in a library awareness campaign called Geek the Library. You've likely seen the signs around Town and in the Library. Perhaps you’ve even shared with us what you geek and seen your name in The Courier! As you now know, the term "geek" has shed its pejorative past and has reinvented itself as a verb with positive associations. Simply stated, to "geek" something means to be passionate about or "into" something. The Geek the Library campaign aims to show the community how the public library can help everyone geek. Do you geek French cuisine? Here's a DVD of Julia Child's cooking show. Do you geek ukulele? Here's some sheet music, a guide book and some CDs. Do you geek gardening? We have seeds and planting information. Whatever you're passionate about, the Library can support you. The Library staff has had a lot of fun with this campaign and in the process, we’ve learned a lot about what everyone around us geeks. We’ve learned many people’s hidden talents and interests, and we’ve been blown away by the variety of interests and passions in Clinton. The Library staff has also revealed some unexpected geek tendencies: Betsy Billiter geeks seeds, Yvonne Brady geeks history, Ruth Cosgrove geeks dark chocolate, Anne Debraggio geeks Ireland, Helen Dick geeks dance fitness, Caitlin Fitzpatrick geeks purple, Ruth Melvin geeks gory mysteries, Meghan Milligan geeks sewing, Catherine Page geeks dachshunds, Sarah Schultz geeks drawing, Alison Slattery geeks trees, Gail Strout geeks quilting, Anne Tickle geeks turtles, and Millicent the Mannequin geeks wigs. To conclude our Geek the Library campaign with a bang, we are hosting a Clinton Meet & Geek. It’s a chance for a wonderful group of geeks to share their interests with the public! Join us on Saturday, Oct. 11, between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for the Clinton Meet & Geek! We’ll be under the big tent on the Village Green, geeking rain or shine. The Clinton Meet & Geek is both a unique chance to learn new things about residents of Clinton and an opportunity to explore new hobbies and activities. Each "geek" will have a table set up presenting their passion. This event will be held as an informal open house. You’re invited to enter the Geek Tent, mill about, and circulate to hear a little bit about what each of the presenters geeks. There will even be corresponding library books and materials available to check out.

The Clinton Meet & Geek line up includes: • The Bashant Family geeking science • Trish Craig geeking collage • Mackay Rippey geeking Lyme Disease • Elizabeth Tantillo geeking bees • Steve Bellona geeking sailing • Mary Mathews geeking creativity • Kevin Mathews geeking percussion • Judy Mattson geeking calligraphy It's going to be a fun event and we hope you'll stop by. The Clinton Meet & Geek will have information and hands-on fun for geeks of all ages. Kids who participate in GEEK BINGO can win a geeky prize. You can also participate in geekmania online at Follow the tabs to browse Geek the Library gear, or get creative with free downloads. You can personalize your own geek message and purchase t-shirts and other paraphenalia, or download free images to be used as desktop wallpaper, email signature images, and Facebook cover photos and profile pictures. The geek possibilities are endless—embrace geekdom. Get your geek on and tell us what you geek this Saturday at the Clinton Meet & Geek.

Ceremony Held at Brick Garden By Staff


ew bricks were added to the Clinton Central School brick garden this weekend. The CCSD Foundation presented a special ceremony to welcome the new additions on Saturday afternoon. Traditionally, the brick garden ceremony is held in the summertime when the weather is more agreeable, but it was rescheduled to coincide with the School’s homecoming weekend events. “We wanted to do it when students were on campus,” said the Foundation’s chair Laurie Russell. Twenty-four bricks were dedicated at this year’s event. Monies gathered from the brick donations, which cost $50 apiece, go toward supporting the Foundation’s regular efforts, like funding books, new computers and facility maintenance on the CCS campus. “We’ve donated over the years through many, many projects,” said Russell. Despite the drizzly weather, a crowd of about 30 people gathered to listen to the inscriptions of the new bricks being read aloud. Music was provided by John Carlo Pecheone and Evan Wightman. The last dedication ceremony was held in July of 2012.

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Memorial for Jonathan Vaughan held at Hamilton Chapel By Mary Stevenson


s the sun was shining on a cool and crisp autumn afternoon, family, friends and colleagues filled the Hamilton College chapel Sunday to remember Jonathan Vaughan, who died Sept. 14, 2014, from complications from cancer. His son, Joseph Vaughan, welcomed guests and thanked them for coming. As he was preparing for the service, he was struck by how well prepared his father would have been for this and he was not. “He was always prepared for classes, presentations, speeches, conferences,” Joseph said. “[My brother and I] had a few traits in common with him and this wasn’t one.” Joseph noted how perfect and appropriate it was to hold the service at Hamilton College. “It meant so very very much to my father—the college and the students.” He also spoke of another side of his father, that his colleagues and students did not get to see. “Some of our happiest moments were when we were young,” Joseph said. “The sheer silliness and goofiness of our dad,” he added, “we were truly blessed to have him as a dad.” Joseph was grateful they had the time to say goodbye. “The day before he died, he likened life to a game of soccer. You take the ball, kick it downfield as hard and as fast as you can, and someone else runs with it.” Colleagues near and far had high regards for Jonathan. Doug Weldon, also a professor of psychology at Hamilton, recalled his colleague’s love for his family. “He loved his family, watching his sons’ grow up, marry and have their own kids,” said Weldon. “He was dedicated, warm, helpful and caring.” David Rosenbaum, a professor in the Penn State psychology department, was a long time collaborator with and friend of Jonathan. “He enriched all of our lives immeasurably and truly was a wonderful person,” Rosenbaum added. “Jon became my big brother and was a model of how to be an excellent human being. It’s possible to strive for that in all aspects of our lives.” Alexander Vaughan, the youngest of Jonathan’ two sons, recalled his dad’s love of music and played a solo cello piece for his father. “One of the things Dad did for love—music was a big part of his life,” he said. “Dad watched me practice then he’d come in and play a few notes. There was such a joy when he played.” Alexander recalled the last real heart to heart conversation they had. “I tried to get him to say I was his favorite, like the youngest child does. I said ‘You’re my favorite Daddy,’ teasing him to get him to say I was his

favorite. He said, ‘You’re my favorite,’ with a pause, just that little pause, ‘Alex. You’re my favorite Alex.’” Joanne Vaughan and Sarah Sayre, Jonathan’s sisters, narrated a slide show of their youth. “We were two of the luckiest sisters, having him as a brother,” said Joanne. They told the story of a young Jon, placing an ad in the local paper for odd jobs that an eight-year old could do after school from 4-5 p.m. and all day Saturdays. “He wanted to earn money so he could save it,” Joanne said with a laugh. “And we laughed—we did that most and did that the best,” she added. A cousin in the audience spoke of a good natured rivalry up to the end. “Jonathan had a good ride. He will be sorely and desperately missed.”

Community Appreciation Day Hampered by Rain By Mary Stevenson


he town of Kirkland Police Benevolent Association (PBA) held it’s first Community Appreciation Day to thank the community for supporting the organization throughout the year. “We only do the one fundraiser during the year through a flyer in the paper,” PBA President and Kirkland Police Officer Charles Kriz said. “[This event] is our way to say thank you to the community for their support and show our general appreciation.” The PBA works to help local families when the need arises. “If there is a fire and a family is in need, we’ll donate to them,” Kriz said. The weekend was a busy one for the Village, with homecoming events, so there weren’t as many people as the PBA had hoped. Organizers are hopeful there will be next year though, as the PBA plans to make this an annual event. “This is a good thing the union is doing,” PBA Vice President and Officer Shawn Occhipinti said. In addition to the free food and raffles provided by the PBA, the Utica Police Department brought their armadillo—a nuisance Property Surveillance Vehicle. “They park this vehicle in front of properties that attract attention to stake them out,” Occhipinti said. “We don’t see that kind of thing here in Clinton.” Alongside food and entertainment, a raffle for helmets and bikes was held during the event. There were six winners for the helmets. The two winners that walked away with the 20-inch Mongoose bicycles were Henry Fehlner and Emily Hildebrand. “This is the first time something like this has been held,” Kriz added. “We hope to do it more often.”

Gil Palladino’s varsity soccer team reads to Mrs. Frank’s kindergarten class. Mrs. Landry’s class also spent time reading with the players. Written and Photographed by Mary Stevenson


he children waited patiently, carefully chosen books in hand. The soccer players talked amongst themselves in the hallway, waiting for the go-ahead from the coach. They quickly walked up the stairs and filed into the classroom. All of their faces lit up, then there was a hush in anticipation of what was next. It is hard to say who was more excited about the Read to Kindergartners activity that afternoon – the students in Kelly Landry and Jodi Franks’ classes or Gil Palladino’s varsity soccer players. Once a year, in the fall, the older students come to the classrooms to spend time reading to the kindergarten students. “The children

pick one or two books in the room and we pair with a player,” Landry said. “My students really look up to the older kids.” “This is the second year,” Landry said. “Last year was a huge success.” With their own sons on the team, Landry and Franks help out the team all year, Palladino said. “We hold values training in Mrs. Landry’s room and Mrs. Frank helps us out a great deal. It’s a give and take with both sides.” “We do this to show our appreciation for all they do for us,” he added. “It’s great for the guys to relate to the younger kids,” Palladino said. “Both the players and the students look forward to it.”



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Scenic Country Comfort, Just in Time for Cold Weather

Charles Miller’s watercolor “Cold Day Farm” is currently on display at the Kirkland Town Library. By Staff


n art show as simply and specifically titled as “Barn and Fields,” by watercolorist Charles Miller, promises something easy to digest and it delivers. Miller’s show, on display now at the Kirkland Town Library through the end of the month, showcases scenes you might only see while getting lost on a back road. While he is also a self-described amateur photographer, for this show at least, Miller uses watercolor and pen to deliver his imagery. Placid, desaturated hues only help sell the story of the time and seasons that his subjects have had to endure— barns appear faded and stained, and treelines stand before a brownishgreenish concoction of fall. Miller, a resident of Whitesboro, is inspired by the works of Eric Sloane, as well as certain English and Scottish watercolorists, but mostly he is informed by his own upbringing. Born in Leonardsville, New York, and raised on various family farm plots throughout his childhood, Miller is often painting from a place of memory. For instance, he’ll often paint actual barns that exist in Central New York and transplant them to a scene that suits the structure, or his mood— whichever comes first. “I never paint outdoors,” said Miller, pointing out a painting in particular titled “Cold Day Farm,” which depicts a barn blanketed with snow where he lived and worked as a child. “I usually take a barn scene from something I like, and I’ll put it into another scene.” Miller described watercolor as “a tricky art” that isn’t for everyone. Once you commit on a darker shade, there is no erasing or deleting. Details have to be decided on almost as early as a piece’s conception, then executed throughout its construction. Having only begun painting in 2009, Miller is still fascinated with the process. He seems to enjoy the craft of painting in this medium as much as the final product. During an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 2, Miller could be overheard talking with guests about how he accomplished certain effects. He explained his techniques as much as, if not more than, the story behind each image. To create his textures, the artist will use anything from toothbrushes to cut up credit cards, in addition to his artist brushes. This is Miller’s first time displaying his work at the Kirkland Town Library. He feels that this body of work will be especially relevant to the people who live and grew up locally with similar scenes committed to memory. “You don’t have to go far to see the

things I’m painting,” said Miller. “I think that people here will relate to this as I do.” Charles Miller’s “Barns and Fields” is on display at the Kirkland Town Library now through Oct. 31. The show can be viewed during normal Library hours. More information is available at


place even if I didn’t live here,” said Cardamone. “With the variety of things that [the KAC] supports and offers, it’s just a rare jewel in the area.”’ Sunday’s opera showcase will highlight three young singers with solid backgrounds who are causing waves in the industry. Rachel Zatcoff, a soprano, was most recently seen at Opera North in a production of “Street Scene”; Jennifer Lazarz, a mezzosoprano, recently sang several roles with the Fletcher Opera Institute in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Hernan Berisso, a baritone, whose performances have included roles in “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Magic Flute,” and “Le Nozze di Figaro.” The singers will be accompanied on piano by Christopher Ray. The performance is open to the public. Families with children are welcomed and encouraged to attend, as the showcase promises to be appropriate for all ages. “Preswick Glen's generosity will help the KAC to continue to offer exciting arts programming for the area,” said KAC executive director John Gardner, who is looking forward to the show. “Also, artists benefit by sharing their talents with a new audience and the community benefits by enjoying a new music experience.” "Nine Operas in Ninety Minutes"

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Preswick Glen Opera Event to Benefit KAC By Staff


sampler platter of theatrical entertainment is coming to the area in the form of an afternoon of opera. On Sunday, Oct. 12, the Syracuse Opera will present "Nine Operas in Ninety Minutes" at Preswick Glen to support the Kirkland Art Center. Musical selections include works from operas “Carmen," "Faust,” “Julius Caesar,” and “Susanna,” as well as musical theater selections from “West Side Story” and “Sunday In The Park With George.” Scenes and costumes will be as dynamic as if they were staged on Syracuse’s Carrier Theater. The performance will be followed by an elegant afternoon champagne reception with the artists. The performance is made possible by a longstanding relationship between the KAC and Preswick Glen. In June, Preswick Glen was honored with the Center’s Community Partner of the Year award. A longtime member and participant in its offerings, Preswick Glen executive director Meg Cardamone has a special connection to the KAC that stretches well beyond funding contributions. “You know, I live in Clinton and it’s a special place. It would be a special


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Hamilton College’s Most Impressive Building Yet By John Howard


ne has to stand a good 500 feet away from the front entrance to truly take in the scale of the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, Hamilton College’s newest structure. The building is massive, both in size and in concept, and it promises to elevate the College’s already renowned arts program. “We’ve done a number of arts buildings, but nothing of this scale,” said lead architect Edwin Goodell. “It’s really a reflection of how the arts are taught at Hamilton.” Completed just ahead of the 2014–15 school year, the project took 13 years to plan and $46.8 million to complete from start to finish. More than 20 regional contractors contributed work to the site. Hidden surprises in the Kennedy Center’s design reveal themselves in new ways from each direction you observe it. There is locally sourced stone from Troy, New York, UltraHigh Performance Concrete paneling that will change in appearance with weather conditions, and expansive exterior glass work that incorporates the landscape into the building’s facade with reflection, while also showing off the activity inside. The facility was designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates, a Boston-based architectural firm, to which Goodell belongs. The company is also responsible for the Wellin Museum, directly across College Hill Road from the Kennedy Center. Fisher Dachs Associates, whose clients include Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, also consulted on the project. There are three theatrical studio spaces inside, including a flexible theater, known by builders as the “Flex Theater,” which will allow productions

Photo by John Bentham/Hamilton College Hamilton College’s new Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts houses state-of-the-art facilities for three different departments and architectural feats worth marveling at. to customize their performance space, perfectly accommodating an audience of 50 to 175, as well as adapt to any style of show. For theater performers, it’s a blank canvas in which to create a brand new universe each semester. Looking at the Kennedy Center from the outside, the flexible theater is the largest stone structure in view. Inside, looking up at the lighting grids 50 or more feet overhead, it feels even more massive. Dressing rooms and workshop areas for costume making, and set design are connected to the theater backstage. If you tear a costume during a show, you can have it repaired on site and ready in time for the next act. The infrastructure for the theater’s operation is equally impressive. “When theater students at Hamilton sign on for a production, they are involved in all aspects of the show, from designing the sets,

designing the costumes, all of the AV work, the lighting, acting and stage work,” said Goodell. Previously, the Minor Theatre building served as the campus’ main venue for theatrical ventures. The building is under construction to make way for more dorm facilities on campus. “The Minor Theatre never fully met the needs of their ambitious stage sets,” said Goodell. “This new [flexible] theater is intended to give students as many unlimited opportunities as possible to do whatever they can possibly think of.” Down the hallway, on the eastern side of the building from the flexible theater, are a series of workspaces for the College’s studio arts programs. New, state-of-the-art facilities and classrooms for printmaking, drawing, painting, photography and sculpture fill the two-story floorplan.

The Studio for Transmedia Arts and Related Studies (STARS), Hamilton’s digital arts program, is also housed in the Kennedy Center. A green screen, editing bays, a soundstage and screening rooms occupy the western side. Bringing theater, studio and digital arts under the same roof was the key goal architects, faculty and staff kept in mind while envisioning the Kennedy Center. The exciting part about this building is that all three of these programs can have crossover. “Being in the same footprint has allowed us to really bring everything together,” said Rebecca Murtaugh, associate professor of art. “Having technology in the same building, we’re able to bring electronic arts over with music, and having visuals and performance coming together.” With the processes of these programs varying so much from craft to craft, facilities often needed to be isolated from each other, while remaining steps away, which was accomplished using acoustic barriers and air handling technology. “One of the challenges with the building has been that each of the these programs has different technical requirements,” said Goodell. “Some of them, you make a lot of noise and you create a lot of dust, and others need space that require silence and no dust.” There is certainly a lot of stuff in the 81,000-square-foot building, but it doesn’t feel crowded. Machado and Silvetti Associates collaborated with landscape architect Reed Hilderbrandto create an overall open feel to the grounds. The building’s new pond, which proved to be easier said than done with local stormwater flow, is now a center point for an arts triangle that the Kennedy Center creates with the Molly Root House and the Wellin THEATER, page 14

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Adding a New Employee: Where to Start? By Becky Wollin, Clinton Auto


o, you have decided to add another employee to your team? Where do you begin? Do you place an ad in the newspaper? Online? Hang a sign out front? It can be hard to figure out what the right choice is for your company. I still believe in the power of print, so go ahead and put that “help wanted” classified in your local paper. Most have a website that will list your ad as well and get you more bang for your buck. Your next option is online job search websites such as Monster. The problem with many of these are that they are very costly. Some have specials that you can buy in advance if you know you will be hiring throughout the year, which are more economical than the one shot deal. The benefit of these websites is they can give you a large amount of exposure and the opportunity to reach potential employees outside of your local area. Then there are free sites, such as Craigslist. We have had some success with these types of websites, but it can be an adventure finding that “diamond in the rough,” because of the volume and variety of applications you receive. I still feel that one of the best ways

to find the right fit for your company is through your own customer database. Remember, birds of a feather flock together. Since I know our customers are hardworking, smart and loyal people, we hang a simple “help wanted” sign in our waiting area. This opens the door to conversation, that so and so’s brotherin-law just moved back into town and is looking for a job, or you might hear “my grandson just graduated from college and is job hunting,” etc. This gives us the opportunity to gather contact information immediately and reach out to the job seeker saving valuable time. If you don’t have a waiting area, be sure to take advantage of your local network. Mention that you are hiring to sales reps that visit often, the postal carrier, the pizza parlor where you eat lunch, or send out an email blast to your database, explaining that you are expanding your team and tell them why your company is a great place to work. Whatever method you choose for your company to recruit people, just remember the most important thing is to hire someone whose attitude and characteristics align with the company’s mission, vision and values.

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yet to officially have an influence on the Hamilton Community, the Waks hope to work with the current Jewish student body on campus, such as Hamilton Hillel, and provide more opportunities for educational and social programs. The Waks see the influence of Chabad extending beyond the Jewish communities at Hamilton and nearby towns and positively impacting the perspectives of a diverse community of people. Though technically a Jewish organization, Chabad can, in Rabbi Waks’ strong opinion, impact and improve the communication and understanding between all persons in society, thus creating a more profound coexistence between people of different religions, classes, races, etc. “Chabad is an open place where every person is welcome [and] where everyone can learn about Judaism, regardless of their background,” the Rabbi said. “Beyond our work with the Jewish community, we hope to be an open address for anyone hoping to learn about Judaism, or who will simply get a kick out of meeting a rabbi! We do not proselytize. We are not working to claim adherents to any specific belief system or way of life. We simply seek to have meaningful interactions with people, through education and friendship.”

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he has fallen, and in his life and death there is a solemn lesson to the living.” A full obituary appeared the next week, Jan. 3, 1870, in The Courier, which told more about Stebbins. He was the fourth child born in the Clinton settlement in September, 1789, the Village’s second year, to Judah and Mercy Stebbins. Judah was a son of Judah and Ruth Dady Stebbins who came to Clinton from Brimfield, Massachusetts in 1788. Judah and Mary were the first Stebbins family to come here. Many early Clinton settlers also emigrated from Brimfield; hence the name Brimfield Street was used to

Kirkland Police Blotter September 29 - October 5, 2014

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Time Location 9:55 a.m. Utica Road 12:56 p.m. Bramblewood Road 5:55 a.m. 12B-State Route 7:00 a.m. Sanford Avenue 11:00 a.m. 12B-State Route 12:00 p.m. W. Park Row 3:00 p.m. Dawes Avenue 9:25 p.m. Franklin Avenue 10:00 p.m. Hamilton College 12:45 a.m. College Hill Road 12:00 p.m. McBride Avenue 3:30 p.m. CVS 5:25 p.m. Dugway Road 9:15 p.m. College Street 2:27 a.m. Franklin Avenue 11:41 a.m. Skyline Drive 4:30 p.m. Pratt Avenue 5:00 p.m. Berkley Drive 10:15 p.m. 12B-State Route 1:00 a.m. First Niagara Bank 1:35 p.m. South Street-C. Mills 4:00 p.m. College Street 6:00 p.m. Fountain Street 6:00 p.m. High School 7:15 p.m. High School 8:10 p.m. Chestnut Street 11:45 p.m. 12B-State Route 9:30 a.m. Limberlost Road 10:20 a.m. 5-State Route 11:55 a.m. 12B-State Route 3:15 p.m. Clinton Street 7:30 p.m. Indian Field Road 11:10 p.m. Dwight Avenue 1:06 a.m. Meadow Street 10:00 a.m. Kellogg Street

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indicate where many located. James’ mother Mercy Stebbins was the third burial in the Old Burying Ground and the first one to have a grave stone when she died in March 1792. Stebbins was born on Utica Street in a neighboring house to where he died. The next installment will tell more about James D. Stebbins and his 81 years living in Clinton, his career, his religion, his industry, and his legacy. The other Stebbins family members will also be featured in the coming weeks.

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“It’s exactly what you would want a small community to do.” It’s more than the money, too. Marcus and his staff are finding other ways to support Kane and the family. “It’s beyond dollars and cents,” Marcus said. “It’s support throughout the year. Distance videos and Skype for his schooling, among others. We want him to feel comfortable and part of the classroom, school and community.” “He is spending so much time at home and at the hospital, we want to figure out ways to include him as much as possible as a normal student,” he continued. “Abrams is tutoring Kane at home.” With all that is going on, there is really only one focus. “He needs to get better; that’s what’s important,” Marcus said. Kane has been in and out of the hospital recently with a fever. His mom, Shannon Wolf, keeps followers updated on his status on her page. He is home now and will be undergoing another procedure next week. Shannon is overwhelmed by the generosity and support her family is receiving from the community. “We are so grateful for such a loving and helpful community we live in,” she said. “We like to say a huge thank you from the Wolf family.” The Clinton Varsity Boys will host Kane’s Game Oct. 10 to benefit the Wolf

KANE (continued form page 1) and have nurtured, it hits close to home,” Tickle said. “He’s very special,” she added. “All of ‘our’ children are special. Kane holds a special place in our hearts. We are all Kane’s family here.” In addition to the community fundraising, there are many online fundraisers, one of which can be found through a Facebook page created for Kane, titled Kane Kicks Cancer: Kane’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma. Tickle and Abrams say the fundraising for the family will remain ongoing. “We will have more luncheons and maybe a rally in the spring,” Tickle said. “We live in a wonderful community, from the fire department to just everybody,” Abrams said. Clinton Elementary School Principal Steven Marcus recalls the connection the Clark Mills Fire Department has to Kane. “Kane’s younger brother was delivered at home by the fire department. Some of them feel connected to Kane. They got to know him while being there and keeping an eye on him while others aided in the delivery,” Marcus said. The outpouring of support goes beyond the elementary school.

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Town and Police Department Still in Contract Negotiations By Mary Stevenson


he Town of Kirkland and the Town of Kirkland Police Department are still in negotiations for a contract for this year. The current contract expired at the beginning of 2014. Town Supervisor Robert Meelan said the Town presented the union with what they felt was a good offer. “We took a lot off the table and added more money, but they turned it down.” “So it’s back to the drawing board,” he added. There can be up to three rounds of mediation meetings before negotiations go to binding arbitration. “We are in the first round of mediation at this point,” said Charles Kriz, Police Benevolent Association president. Those meetings are state paid with a disinterested party designated as mediator, Kriz said. “That person


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listens to both sides and gives suggestions to work it out to avoid arbitration.” If it gets to that point, Kriz said, it’s before a judge and what he says goes. “It is not cheap.” The Town and the PBA would each be required to pay a portion. Meanwhile, the department is removing its School Resource Officer and Drug Enforcement Task Force Officer as a temporary fix for current staffing shortages for their regular Kirkland duties. Police Chief Dan English said that this was a temporary solution until the next Town Board meeting later this month when new hires can be made. The new contract between the School and the Town for the SRO officer has yet to be signed by the Town. “It is taking a deep breath, and taking care of ‘our house’ first,” Meelan said. “It’s a temporary snag. We are still on target with the school.” The attorney for the PBA and the negotiator are trying to plan the next step. “We’ve had one meeting so far and can have up to three. It can go to arbitration after the first, too,” said Kriz. “The younger guys want to be protected, the Town doesn’t want to budge. We are trying to work with the Town. They have their ideas and we have ours.”


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY CO. (LLC) Name of LLC: Craft Beer Bros LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the NY Sec. of State on August 29, 2014. Office and address in Oneida Co. at 162 McPike Road, Rome, New York 13441; Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served, and address Sec. of State shall mail copy of process is: 162 McPike Road, Rome, New York 13441; Purpose: Any lawful purpose permitted under LLCL. CC: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY CO. (LLC) Name of LLC: Lazzaro Holdings, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the NY Sec. of State on September 5, 2014. Office and address in Oneida Co. at 1 Viburnum Place, New Hartford, New York 13413; Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served, and address Sec. of State shall mail copy of process is: 1 Viburnum Place, New Hartford, New York 13413; Purpose: Any lawful purpose permitted under LLCL. cc: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WWDGTV, LLC The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of State of New York (SSNY) on September 10, 2014. Office location: Oneida County, New York. SSNY is designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the secretary of state shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is: WWDGTV, LLC, 4811 Jenkins Road, Vernon, NY 13476. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. cc: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

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NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF 1408 FINCKE AVE LLC FIRST: The name of the Limited Liability Company is 1408 FINCKE AVE LLC (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"). SECOND: The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on August 27, 2014. THIRD: The county within New York State in which the office of the Company is to be located is Oneida County. FOURTH: The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is: 3333 Martin Road, Clinton, NY 13323. FIFTH: The purpose of the business of the Company is any lawful purpose. cc: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

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NOTICE OF ORGANIZATION OF TNU MANAGEMENT LLC FIRST: The name of the Limited Liability Company is TNU MANAGEMENT LLC (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"). SECOND: The Articles of Organization of the Company were filed with the Secretary of State on August 5, 2014. THIRD: The county within New York State in which the office of the Company is to be located is Oneida County. FOURTH: The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process against the Company may be served. The post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail process is: 800 Calder Avenue, Yorkville, NY 13495. FIFTH: The purpose of the business of the Company is any lawful purpose. cc: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

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DELAHUNT BROTHERS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/27/2014. Office in Oneida Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 5918 Morris Rd., Marcy, NY 13403. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 9353 River Rd., Marcy, NY 13403. cc: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12

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Woodberry Group, LLC. Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company ("LLC"). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ("SSNY") on September 24, 2014. Office location: 37 Woodberry Road, New Hartford, New York 13413. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY may mail a copy of any process to Woodberry Group, LLC, 37 Woodberry Road, New Hartford, New York 13413. The LLC is to be managed by one or more members. Purpose: Any lawful act under New York LLC Law. cc: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12

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AVIATION PERSONNEL, LLC, a foreign LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/29/14. Office location: Oneida County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Thomas M. Laker, 4756 Hwy. 377 S., Ft. Worth, TX 76116. General Purposes. cc: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12

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Notice of formation of BOIS PROPERTIES LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/18/14. Office location: Oneida County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 325 Broadway, Ste. 404, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful act. CC: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

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Notice of formation of a domestic professional service limited liability company. The name of the PLLC is Patricia Knobloch Architect PLLC. The PLLC was formed and Articles of Organization filed on September 26, 2014. The office of Patricia Knobloch Architect PLLC is located in Oneida County and the principal place of business is 71 Ballantyne Brae, Utica, NY 13501. The Secretary of State is the designated agent of the PLLC upon whom process may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to: Patricia Knobloch Architect PLLC, 71 Ballantyne Brae, Utica, NY 13501. Architecture is the character of the business of Patricia Knobloch Architect PLLC. CC: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

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BRV Properties, LLC, a Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on September 24, 2014. NY office Location: Oneida County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served upon him/her to: C/O BRV Properties, LLC, P.O. Box 725, Rome, NY 13442. General Purposes. cc: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12

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The Commissioners of the Clark Mills Fire District will hold a public hearing on the 2015 budget. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00PM at the Clark Mills Fire House on Main Street. Respectfully Submitted Edward J. Labayewski, Secretary cc: 10/8

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Roman Design & Manufacturing, LLC notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on: June 18, 2014. Office location: County of Oneida, New York. SSNY designated as Agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and post office address SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 6 Occum Ridge Rd, Deansboro, NY 13328. Purpose: Any lawful purpose permitted under LLC Law. cc: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12

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NOTICE is hereby given that there will be a public hearing of the Zoning Board of Appeals held in and for the Town of Kirkland, Oneida County, New York on October 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Kirkland Municipal Building, 3699 Route 12B, Clinton, New York on the following matter: The application of Dean White on behalf of prospective purchaser, Stacy Mott, for a continuation of an alleged non-conforming use relative to property located at 6941 Bogusville Hill Road where Dean White has an established business known as “White’s Pottery”. Said application on behalf of the prospective buyer is to continue to operate an art studio/gift shop in the same location on the subject premises with no new construction being done. This matter was referred to the Zoning Board of Appeals as a use variance is needed as a gift shop is not an allowable home occupation pursuant to Section 118-42(E) of the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Board of Appeals will, at said time and place, hear all persons in support of or in opposition to such application. Persons may appear in person, by attorney or by agent. Dated: October 1, 2014 MICHAEL E. GETNICK, Chairman Zoning Board of Appeals Town of Kirkland cc:10/8

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 149 JAY STREET ENTERPRISES LLC 1. Name of the LLC: 149 Jay Street Enterprises LLC (hereinafter the “LLC”). 2. Date of Filing of the LLC’s Articles of Organization with NYS Department of State: September 15, 2014. 3. The County within New York State in which the LLC’s office is located: Oneida County. 4. The NYS Secretary of State (“SSNY”) has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to the LLC at: 1006 Ontario Street, Utica, New York 13501. 5. Character or purpose of the LLC’s business: The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the New York Limited Liability Company Law.

“crowd” of 10 through Round Robin letters which still circulate today. After college, she moved to Clinton where her parents recently settled. She was briefly employed as a geriatric social worker before she married local dentist James L. Francis on May 21, 1949, at the Stone Presbyterian Church. They lived at 5 Elm Street for 34 years and raised four children. She was active in community activities – March of Dimes, Whist Club, Mothers’ Club, Girl Scouts, Friends of the Lutheran and Martin Luther Homes, Kirkland Bird Club – and served as both a Deacon and Elder at Stone Presbyterian Church. Family summers were spent at camp in the Adirondacks. In 1983, she encouraged Jim to follow his dream of building an active solar house on Harding Road and they moved to the country. After he retired from dentistry, they planned a yearly Audubon or Elderhostel nature trip somewhere in the United States or beyond. One year, they discovered Sanibel Island, Florida and made repeat winter trips there where Ginny loved to stroll the beaches looking for shells. Surviving are one son, Griff and three daughters, Anne, Gwen and Betsy; five grandchildren, Matthew, Meghan, Zachary, Sarah and Nathan; and one great-grandson, Everett. A memorial service will be held at Stone Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 10. The family invites all to a reception. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., Clinton. Memorial donations may be made to the Kirkland Town Library, Kirkland Bird Club or the Stone Presbyterian Church.

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Virginia Pearl Bare Francis, of Clinton died at home on September 30, 2014. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 23, 1926, to Bruce Maurice Bare and Pearl DeEtta (Breegle) Bare. They named her after the legendary first English child born in the colonies, Virginia Dare. She attended schools in Wilmington, Delaware and Washington, District of Columbia. Each summer was spent in Scottsdale, Pennsylvania, with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. During her high school and college summers she was employed by Washington’s premier department store, Woodward and Lothrups, where she worked in the sweater department and once waited on Princess Margaret of Norway. Following in the tradition of her older sister and sister-in-law she graduated from Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, in 1948. She regularly attended reunions on campus and kept in touch with her

John “Jack” D. O’Brien, 84, of Saunders Road, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home. He was born on April 10, 1930 in Utica and graduated from New Hartford High School, with the class of 1949. Jack served in the US Army in Japan during the Korean War. On May 21, 1960, he married Phyllis Jean Nelson at Church of the Annunciation in Ilion. Jack retired from General Electric after 38 years of service and was a member of St. Mary’s Church

in Clinton for more than 50 years. Together, Jack and Jean took country dancing lessons for more than 30 years and loved to dance at the park concerts during the summertime. He is survived by his wife, Jean; his daughter, Erin of Clinton; son Michael and daughter-in-law Kyong Ae O’Brien of North Carolina; two grandsons Philip and Kyle; sisterin-law Edna Nelson of Ilion; several nieces and nephews; and his canine buddy, Naomi. He was predeceased by a son Terry; his mother and stepfather, Florence and Royal Green and in-laws, Katherine and Victor Nelson. Calling hours were held on Oct. 5, at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 6, at St. Mary’s Church in Clinton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Please consider sending a mass card in Jack’s memory. The family thanks the girls on the Aspen unit at the Presbyterian Home for their kindness and loving care.

THEATER (continued from page 8) Museum. It will mitigate floodwaters in the spring and fall and can potentially become a skating pond in the winter. The College hopes the pond will draw students and community members to that side of the campus with a goal of further showcasing Hamilton’s art programming. “We now have a facility that is one of the preeminent facilities in the country,” Katharine Kuharic, professor of art. “I even wonder if Hamilton will increase the amount of students coming, just because it’s going to be such a showpiece.” A formal dedication ceremony is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m., in conjunction with Fallcoming and Family Weekend. The theater has been named in honor of Kevin and Karen Kennedy, who donated $10 million toward its erection. Kevin, president and chief executive officer of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, is a member of the Hamilton College Class of 1970.

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Despite Brandon Broccoli’s constant efforts on offense and defense that left him limping, the Warriors fell to LaFayette by a large margin, 54-12.


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he Clinton Warriors football squad continues to struggle with its small numbers on the sidelines as the team faces larger, stronger programs. During their homecoming match against the LaFayette/Fabius Pompey Lancers, the boys suffered their second loss by a large margin. LaFayette has had a strong year going into the away game, winning each of their five games so far this season, including three that were played out of the NFF league. The Lancers are ranked No. 1 in the league, with Clinton landing at the number six spot this week. The Warriors played tough in the first half, throwing everything they had at the Lancers. An early 14-0 was rebutted by Clinton with a pass from junior quarterback Brandon Broccoli that was caught and run in by wide receiver Alex Reznicek. Clinton’s first appearance on the scoreboard was immediately followed by another strong offensive series, but the Warriors wouldn’t score again until much later in the game when the Lancers were uncatchable. Running back Nick Smyers earned Clinton’s second touchdown, putting the Warriors into scoring position. Two more running plays later, Smyers found his way into the end zone. Clinton was unable to convert on either extra point play. It was a difficult game for players and fans alike to endure. When the Lancers reached 47-6 early in the second half, the skies began to open up and the entire student section filed out of the stands. No one was more frustrated than Broccoli, whose effort was nothing short of valiant throughout the match. The quarterback showed exhaustion late in the game, having put his body on the line to gain an extra yard or two on a running play or to stop a Lancer touchdown every chance he could. By the fourth quarter, like many of his fellow players, Broccoli was limping on and off the field. Despite the effort, Clinton found themselves down 54-12 in the final moments of play. The Lancers, who were in scoring position, had time left but chose to let the clock run out. Clinton is now 1-1 in the league and 2-3 overall. They face Hannibal (0-2, 0-5) on Saturday for their third home game of the year.

against all-time series topper Trinity (3-0 NESCAC, 3-0). Hamilton held off the Bantams through most of the first half with the game remaining scoreless until 1:44 left in the second quarter, when Trinity made a field goal. Zach Altneu, '18, scored Hamilton’s only touchdown making the score 19-7 with 6:54 remaining in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Hamilton's defense forced two fumbles and recovered a pair. Nick Sobczyk, '17, posted a collegiate-best eight stops and recovered a fumble. Trinity has won 20 consecutive games against the Continentals. Hamilton hosts Bowdoin College on Saturday, Oct. 11, at noon for Hamilton’s Fallcoming and Parents’ Weekend. Soccer: The women's soccer team lost 3-0 against nationally ranked No. 11 Amherst women’s team on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Amherst’s Hitchcock Field, their first loss in five games. The Continentals are 7-3-0 overall and 2-3 in NESCAC play. Goalkeeper Rachel Cooley, '18, made seven saves for the Continentals during the fierce competition. The same afternoon, the men’s soccer team lost its third one-goal game of the season against Amherst, ranked nationally at No. 15. Hamilton falls to 4-3-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the NESCAC. The men were outshot 2211. Men’s and women’s soccer team will also host Bowdoin on Saturday, Oct. 11. Golf: Hamilton finished 11th out of 16 teams at the 2014 Williams College Fall Invitational on Oct. 4 and 5, wrapping up their fall season. Anne Govern, '15, and Kate Veasey, '17, tied for 41st place out of 83 golfers with 36-hole scores of 183. Veasey's 90 on Saturday was the best round of the tournament for the Continentals. Hamilton recorded a four-person team score of 382. The Continentals improved their score slightly to 379 on Sunday for a two-day total of 761 shots. Williams captured the team title with a 624. Tennis: On Sunday, Oct. 5, the Hamilton College women’s tennis team concluded their fall season and posted 9-0 nonNESCAC conference wins against Utica College and SUNY Plattsburgh at Hamilton's Gray Tennis Courts. The Continentals (5-0 overall) dropped just three games in three doubles and six singles matches against the winless Utica team that morning. Then, that same afternoon, Hamilton won all six singles matches against Plattsburgh (3-6) in straight sets.

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Clinton Boys and Girls Finishes 4th at Whitesboro Cross Country Invitational Written and Photographed by John Howard Runners from 10 area schools gathered at Wilderness Park in Deerfield to take part in the annual Whitesboro Invitational. The event is notoriously plagued with unfavorable weather conditions, and this year’s event, which took place on Saturday, was no exception with rain and frigid winds. In both the girls and boys varsity categories, Clinton finished in fourth place overall, behind former Tri-Valley powerhouses like Whitesboro and New Hartford. Both squads were consistent, finishing mostly in the middle of the pack. Some fellow CCS runners even seemed to be running in pairs throughout the 3.1-mile course. Morgan Roy finished first for the girls, earning an eighth place spot overall with a time of 22:34. Finishing first in the race was New Hartford’s Juliet Hull, two minutes ahead of Roy. Missing sophomore runner Emma Novak from its 11-member team, the girls were able to secure their fourthplace finish with strong performances from Chloe Manzari, Gabby Dewhurst and Maya Stang, who all finished with times of 25 minutes or less. Shivering under a pavillion with his teammates, Jon Kulpa said he probably could have done better with his run, but instead played it safe on the slippery course.

Zakaria Adam, who won with a commanding 16:47 time, nearly a full minute ahead of second-place finisher Nick Bandel, of Central Valley. Clinton underclassmen boys showed promise for the program’s future. C.J. Militello, a sophomore, and Andrew Ford, a freshman, were close behind Kulpa, finishing with times of 19:26 and 19:57, respectively. With Sectionals just around the corner on Nov. 1, the invitational served as a good trial run for the sturdy postseason competition ahead. “It’s a great event,” said Clinton head coach Angelo Gaetano. “You get to see all different school sizes and all different classes of teams. That’s what’s nice about it.” Clinton’s boys JV squad also competed at Saturday’s event. The boys finished third behind Whitesboro and New Hartford.

Morgan Roy runs through the mud and the rain at the Whitesboro Whitesboro. Roy came in eighth place in the girls varsity 3.1-mile race with a time of 22:34. “This was an invitational and wasn’t a league meet, so it didn’t matter for our standing,” said Kulpa. “I didn’t want to get hurt going into Sectionals.” Kulpa finished with a time of 18:44, behind a solid pack of runners from Utica area schools. The first runner to cross the finish line was Proctor’s

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o doubt there was an energy behind the Warriors as they took the Boonville pitch during an away game against the Adirondack Wildcats (1-4, 5-5-1). Aside from the wind at their backs propelling them forward in the first half, the boys had something to accomplish—help their senior co-captain Gavin Gleasman set a new record. Since the start of the season, Gleasman had been creeping his way up the all-time Clinton Central School boys varsity soccer scoring record board. He scored two goals against Adirondack, bringing his career tally up to 57. Early on this year, he began the rapid ascent from the No. 3 spot, behind Dan Pylman (1979-1981). He found his way past that and ended up tying the first place holder, Kekoye Sagnia (1990-1992), during a home match against Holland Patent last week at 55 goals. Before Gleasman could sneak by Sagnia’s record against Holland Patent, the final horn sounded. History would have to wait until the away game against Adirondack.

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When it finally did happen, the goal itself was rather anti-climatic—even Gleasman himself will admit to that. “I just gave a little toe-poke and it went in off the goalie’s hands,” said Gleasman. “I’ll take whatever I can get.” What the goal represented, though—the four years of having a strong presence in Clinton’s proven soccer program and leaving behind a legacy—will surely sink in with time. In addition to the career goals record, Gleasman also holds the goals per season record, which he set in the 2013–14 season with a whopping 27 goals and likely won’t surpass this year. This year he is only up to 16 goals. However, with three exhibition matches still ahead for the team, the forward is expected to surpass the 60goal career mark. In addition to Gleasman’s two goals on Monday, points were scored by Fritz Gale, Matt Orlando and Carlos Espina Jr., who scored just moments after the kickoff whistle. Assists came from Nick Williams and Ben Owens. Though the Warriors scored all their points in the first half of play, Owens connected with a pass in the second half that hit the post, saving Adirondack keeper Sage Bailey from the trouble of blocking the ball. The Warriors are now 6-0 for the league and 11-2-0 overall. They face Sherburne Earlville, whom they beat 6-0 earlier this year, on Friday at home. Editor’s Note: The Courier was on the scene at Monday’s game against Adirondack with our Listen Live audio broadcast. For a replay of the match, including Gleasman’s record-setting goal, visit

Field Hockey Raises Funds to Support Kane Wolf By Staff


or the third year in a row, the varsity field hockey team held a benefit game to support the local fight against cancer. This year’s recipient is Kane Wolf, a 7-year-old from Clark Mills diagnosed with neuroblastoma. “It started off as the ‘Pink Game’ for women’s cancer, but it’s evolved to help whomever we can,” said Deli Pavlot Rogers, a field hockey parent and one of the event’s organizers. “I love these events. Even when people don’t know the family, they still come out to support them.” The game alone raised $2,276.36. An additional $1,000 was raised at a luncheon earlier in the day to bring that total up even further. Over 50 baskets and gifts were donated by area businesses to be raffled off. A 50-50 was held, which was won by Barbara Meelan, who promptly donated the winnings back to the cause. Other general donations were also accepted. A volunteer battalion of parents and modified players worked vigorously throughout the event, many never seeing even one play on the field. Food and bake sale goods were sold and there was a face painting station for kids. “Everyone had a piece of it. Everyone played a role,” said modified coach Christina Buschmann, who helped with day-of organization. “All the parents, all the coaches, we can’t do this without them.” Fans who did come specifically to support Wolf were treated to a nailbiter of a game between Clinton and visiting Herkimer. After senior Rylee Meelan scored early in the first half, the remainder of the action was subject to tense scoring opportunities on both sides. The Warriors ended up winning 1-0. After a 2-0 loss on Monday against Canastota, Clinton field hockey are now 7-4-1. They still lead their division.