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Vol. 169, No. 5 • CLINTON, NEW YORK • August 12, 2015

The Courier to Cease Production, New Vision Underway By Staff After 169 years of regular publishing, The Clinton Courier will cease production next month. The Sept. 9 edition of the paper will be its final issue. Emily and John Howard, owners of St. Porcupine LLC, which publishes The Courier, have decided to retire the publication to make way for a new email newsletter service to be called The Signal.

“It’s a financial decision, but also a decision that reflects the changing times and trends,” said Emily Howard, publisher of The Courier. “People are consuming media differently now and it’s clear with the numbers we are seeing. We need to stay competitive.” The new service, which was named “The Signal” in honor of The Courier’s original title in 1846, will be a daily letter delivered to subscribers for

free. Each letter will feature original writing and news coverage, as well as links to stories other area outlets are covering that day. The Howards received inspiration for the idea of a local, daily newsletter by similar services like theSkimm, the Politico Playbook and writer and actress Lena Dunham’s new Lenny Letter, which have been gaining popularity nationally and internationally. The Signal will continue covering the Clinton and Kirkland municipalities, as well as the greater Mohawk Valley region as a whole. Daily letters are expected to also include editorials, sports scores, important announcements and calendar events. “We’re starting from scratch and we have a lot of ideas that I think people will be excited about. Readers will recognize our storytelling style, but with new and improved features,” said John Howard, editor of The Courier who will now oversee The Signal. “It’s something new and exciting for our area that we think people will like. This kind of thing really doesn’t exist here yet.” Advertisers and current subscribers of The Courier will be notified about the process of the transition in the coming weeks, however, it is expected that there will be a brief publishing hiatus after the Sept. 9 edition of The Courier as The Signal prepares for its official launch. To stay informed about the project, readers are asked to subscribe to The Signal at http://wearethesignal.com. See page 2 for editorial.

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Clinton Man Charged in Shooting By Mark Warren A Clinton man has been arrested and charged with assault in the first degree, a class B felony, after shooting another man in the leg on Aug. 10. Devin T. Nelson, 21, was taken into custody and arraigned for shooting Chad Czternastek, 41, at close range. Nelson was remanded to the Oneida County Correctional Facility and his bail has been set at $30,000. The incident took place at approximately 2 a.m. on Kellogg Street in the Village. A 911 call came in reporting a gunshot wound, and Town and County responders found Czternastek injured at the scene. The victim was air-lifted to Upstate Syracuse Hospital, where he is undergoing surgery for his leg injury. His condition is unknown at this time, but the injury is not believed to be life threatening. Although Nelson fled the scene of the shooting, he was found by state police a short time later at the residence of a relative on Utica Street in Clinton. The incident is currently under investigation and ongoing.

Paul (left) and Phil White pose with the Poetry Path prototype they built. It is currently on display at the Kirkland Town Library.

Scout Brings Poetry Path to Clinton Written and Photographed by Mark Warren

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his fall, 12 landmarks around the Village of Clinton will be accompanied by signs with different poems that describe the area. The Poetry Path, as it’s being called, has been in development since last winter—when Paul White undertook the project with the help of his father, Phil. Paul, 16, is a Life Scout with Troop 44 out of Clark Mills. The Poetry Path is his Eagle Project, which must be completed along with other requirements before his 18th birthday to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. According to Phil, Eagle Projects

typically involve making minor repairs such as repainting a building. Paul’s project has grown greatly since the beginning, and now many in Clinton are getting involved. The Kirkland Town Library is sponsoring the project, and they’re organizing all of the fundraising for the signs. The Clinton Historical Society advised those involved on the history of the area and helped select the sites along the path. A poetry contest at the Clinton Middle and High Schools took place to incorporate student work into the path, and a Poetry Committee was established to select which poems would be used for the 12 sites around the Village. Paul said the project has gotten larger than he originally thought, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing on. POETRY, page 10

Plans are in motion to tear down a long-unused bank building on the busy Village corner.

Demolition Planned on Corner Bank Building By Staff During a Village Board meeting last week, plans were announced to demolish the unused bank building at the corner of College Street and Chenango Avenue in the Village. The building, a former drive up and walk up ATM kiosk, previously occupied by M&T Bank, has sat abandoned for several years. Commercial realtor Pavia Real Estate Services is serving as the contractor for the work. The company decided to demolish the building after struggling to find another business that could use the existing building in the prime Village location. “It’s just to make it more appealing to potential buyers,” said Dominic

Pavia, founder of Pavia Real Estate. “Nobody seems to be able to use the structure as it is.” The corner location is currently listed as a .31-acre vacant lot, for sale or lease, on Pavia’s website. According to Gary Schreppel, the codes enforcer for the Village of Clinton, Pavia has a demolition permit in hand and will likely begin and complete the work before the start of the upcoming school year. “[The process] is pretty simple,” said Schreppel. “It was built after asbestos was allowed, so there’s no asbestos survey that has to be done. … It’s a small building, so it should only take them a couple of days.”


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015

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Inside this issue Brick Garden Reaches Maximum Capacity: During last Saturday’s ceremony, 19 new bricks filled the remaining available spaces. Page 5. Local Artist Debuts First Solo Exhibition at the Library: Maria Peycke will have her collection of 24 mixed-media works on display through the end of the month. Page 7. Responders, Lifeguards Take To The Water: Clinton Pool lifeguards brushed up on their water training. Page 8.

Time to Innovate It is with sadness that we write this letter. We’ve been owners of The Clinton Courier since April 2014. We moved here and took over the paper with big dreams and aspirations, but we also knew we were facing a tough road. We started as a small team of three and have grown ever so slightly in order to produce a quality product that we believe in. When we took over the paper we felt the need to increase the amount of original, self-produced content. We met this goal and based on the feedback we’ve received, you, the readers, have been extremely appreciative of our hard work and efforts. There were, however, challenges beyond our control, including long-term population changes, generation turnover, changing reading and consumption habits, and financial issues. The Courier’s financial struggles date back to the 1980s. Over the years, as each group of publishers faced the end of their ownership, community groups were formed or were waiting in the wings to see what, if anything, could be done to save the paper. As two young, ambitious individuals, we thought our ideas and the modernization of the paper would help bring new life and revitalization, and we were confident that the finances would fall into place as our success grew. In recent years, new free magazine publications have popped up, television spots have become cheaper to produce, and many businesses have turned to selfpromotion on social media. As a weekly printed newspaper, it is difficult to compete against these other outlets as the cost of printing, mailing and staffing only increases while our audience remains relatively modest. The only thing we have to offer over the competition is quality, but quantity often rules the day. Though the easy answer might appear to be “cut costs,” it’s not that simple. We have implemented cost-saving measures during our tenure. We’ve brought in new revenue streams such as our Couriercasts and special print editions throughout the year, most recently our People Issue. We were hopeful to see an increase in subscriptions. We tried various methods of reinvigorating old subscribers, but we have only seen a slight increase. While readership numbers are up, we’re still thousands away from what The Courier was doing at its peak. Ultimately, it hasn’t been enough. The time we have spent running the paper has cost us many long hours and late nights. We have borrowed money to cover operating costs and living expenses and so far we have been unable to take a salary for ourselves. As we look ahead five or 10 years, it’s difficult to see the current trajectory turning in our favor. The process leading up to this decision was torturous. There were sleepless nights, arguments and uncomfortable silences

A New Soccer Coach’s Time to Shine: Mike Scheiderich will take over as head coach of the boys varsity soccer team at CCS. Page 15.

as we searched for answers that wouldn’t come. We considered a long list of solutions: becoming a monthly publication, becoming a biweekly with more online content, cutting the paper back down to 12 pages, raising subscription prices again, or becoming yet another full-color glossy magazine publication. However, the way people consume news is not the same as it was 10 years ago, and with the continued growth in the social media sector, reading habits are still evolving. With that trend, advertisers and the advertising agencies who serve them are being more strategic with how they spend money. The Courier’s appeal, admittedly, is niche, and far less attractive than other outlets with wider reaches. Advertisers want the most bang for their buck, and who can blame them when small business budgets are tight and the current marketing ecosystem is as dense with options and as confusing as ever? Many of the local businesses we rely on for advertising dollars are having struggles of their own. Our interpretation of community journalism demands a new paradigm of delivery in order to become sustainable and to remain relevant. As much as it pains us to lose the print edition of the paper—a 169-year-old institution that plays into the identity of Clinton, New York, itself—the change is necessary. We at St. Porcupine, LLC are beginning a new creative venture called The Signal and with the final issue of Sept. 9, The Clinton Courier will cease production. The Signal email newsletter is a brand new way of thinking about news and feature story delivery. More information is available on page 1 and we will continue to share our new plans and ideas in the coming weeks. We cannot thank our readers and advertisers enough. Your support, loyal patronage and the act of just giving a damn week in and week out has at times been the only thing keeping us going. We want to end this message on a high note because we truly are enthusiastic about the next step. And we hope that, after some serious consideration, you will be, too. In a lot of ways, the same emotions we had sitting in a greasy diner on U.S. Route 40 en route from Los Angeles to begin work on The Courier are alive again today. We are anxious, overwhelmed and scared. But we are as prepared as we are ever going to be. The best way to stay informed as we move forward with this new plan is to sign up for The Signal at http://wearethesignal. com. By doing so, you will be notified with production news, progress reports and, eventually, our launch date. Our promise is to keep you informed about the transition process and to continue to serve the community with quality journalism.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015

THEN AND NOW

LETTER: THANKS FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE KIRKLAND TOWN LIBRARY Such a community effort! Thank you all for helping make the 2015 Book Sale of the Friends of the Kirkland Town Library a success last month. We had wonderful weather and a wonderful crowd. It really does take a village to put on an event such as this one. Thank you, community members, for donating your books throughout the year (donations will be accepted once again starting Sept. 1, on the rear steps of the Library), and thank you to the stalwart volunteers who regularly collect, sort and store them month after month. Terry and Mike Howard, we are grateful to you for offering a wonderful place for our sorters to do their magic all winter long. To Jim Scoones at Clinton Central School, to Don Croft and Rick Johnson at Hamilton College, a special thank you. Jim and Rick helped deliver all of the tables and chairs for the event—a huge effort on their part, and a generous gift of support on the part of CCS and Hamilton. To Dale Jewell and his Village of Clinton work crew, bravo! Once again, you were indispensable—loading books onto your trucks and bringing them to

the Village Green in the early morning hours. And you do it all so cheerfully! Thanks, also, to Dan English and the Kirkland Town Police for your allaround support. We are grateful to Hannaford, Dunkin Donuts and Giovanni’s Pizzeria for helping provide drinks and edibles for our volunteers at key times during and after the busy sale weekend. Our volunteers included summer students from Hamilton College (thanks, Amy James, for helping recruit a great group), our own Clinton Central School students (you were terrific!), and our ever-widening family of community volunteers. Like last year, we boxed leftover books from our annual sale to send to Better World Books. Better World Books is an online bookseller that, for every book it sells, donates another book to a nonprofit literacy project elsewhere in the world. No BWB book ever ends up in a landfill! Wishing you all happy reading for the remainder of the summer. With gratitude, –Nancy O’Neal, 2015 Chair, Friends of the KTL Book Sale

Photo courtesy of the Clinton Historical Society Then: This photo of the Moses Cronk’s Feed and Grist Mill was taken in 1923. The Mill manufactured and distributed animal feed, and until 1990, a working mill existed within it.

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Photo by Mark Warren Now: Today, the building is the Clinton Agway. It provides a wide range of housing and farming related products and services.

Clinton Scene: Ka-Da-Nis-Da Golf Club By Richard L. Williams, Town and Village Historian Liz Williams took a recent edition of The Courier with her on a vacation overseas to Italy and the U.K. Initially, Liz tried to get a photo in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, but it was under construction. Here instead, she stands in front of the Colosseum. In her note to The Courier with the photo, Liz noted that she and her traveling companions “are having a great time here.” If you’re hitting the road this month for a getaway, take a copy of The Courier with you for a photo. Send it to news@clintoncourier.com and you could be featured in the next “Where’s Your C?”

While hitting a small ball with a stick as a game has ancient origins, the more modern game of golf can be traced to Scotland and then to the United States in the Victorian period. Two early clubs in this area were Sadaquada in Whitestown and Yahnundasis in New Hartford. In Clinton, Ka-Da-Nis-Da Club was

Past Issues

25 Years Ago August 8, 1990

50 Years Ago August 12, 1965

The Skenandoa Little League allstar team captured the Section II championship with a comeback win over Colonie. A two-run homerun by Brian Grady with two outs in the final inning put them over the top. Hamilton College has been given a $200,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The funds, which will be parsed over the next four years, will be used for the establishment of a presidential discretionary fund. The band Smokin’ will perform on the Village Green. The four member group was formed in 1987 and plays a mix of rock and southern rock. The Clinton Barracuda Swim Team recently competed at the Leatherstock Spring Classic at Colgate University. The team also competed in the Adirondack Region District Championships in New Paltz.

Opposition developed Thursday to any proposal to establish a sanitary landfill on Cleary Road as has been suggested. The opposition came from property owners on Cleary Road and was presented in the form of a letterpetition to the Town Board. Dr. Robert S. Grogan Jr. was named to the newly created post of superintendent of schools for the CCS district. Dr. Grogan resigned his post in the Corning city school district last week and will assume his duties in Clinton Sept. 1. General Manager Wren Blair of the Eastern Hockey League Comets today announced an eight-player trade between his club and the Jersey Devils. This is the first trade that Blair had enacted since joining the Comets seven years ago. The former Clark Mills Elementary School, recently purchased by the Clark Mills Fire Department, has been demolished by the firemen. The school was closed in 1957 when the new building was completed.

located on South Street between St. Mary’s Avenue and Grant Road early in the 20th century. The first account of it was found in the weekly Clinton Advertiser of May 1900. The course had six holes, a clubhouse with a piazza, two dressing rooms, and SCENE, page 14

75 Years Ago August 8, 1940

100 Years Ago August 11, 1915

At the regular monthly meeting of the Village Board, the matter of equipping Officer Claus Beck with a motorcycle was considered as a means of curbing the speeding and reckless driving that has become a menace to the safety of local residents. The second in a series of three concerts was presented by the CCS band in the Village park Friday night, with a large and attentive crowd on hand to appreciate the varied program. Enthusiastic applause from the crowd close to the band and loud hornblowing from the cars that encircled the park marked the conclusion of each selection. Plans for manning the Air Warning Service post on the West Hill during the forthcoming First Army maneuvers were made at a special meeting of the American Legion Tuesday night. A highly efficient system of communication has been worked out so that upon sighting a plane or planes in its vicinity, word will immediately be flashed to the headquarters of the Air Warning Service in Watertown.

The roof of the building opposite the depot occupied by Ryan’s saloon is being raised to provide requisite sleeping rooms to comply with the Raines law’s definition of a hotel. A traveling minstrel company gave a performance in Town last Friday evening and between showers in the afternoon made a very creditable parade with banners flying and band playing. Fifteen hundred school children participated in organizing warfare against tent caterpillars on Everett, with the result that about 20,000 nests were destroyed by fire and acids. An attempt to reopen debate on the proposal to raise the salaries of legislators from $1,500 to $2,500 was defeated in the Constitutional Convention.


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015

THE CALENDAR

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Story Time at the Farmers’ market. Stop by the market and read a book with members of the Library staff. Open to all ages. 12:30 p.m. on the Green.

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Madison Bouckville Big Field Weekend. Stroll through hundreds of antique booths. Early admission at 8 a.m. is $25; starting at noon admission is $7. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 3200 Canal Rd., Bouckville. Runs through Sunday, Aug. 16.

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Hops Weekend. Walk a field of hops, tour a hop house and enjoy a tasting. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown.

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Anything Goes exhibition opening. The KAC’s annual member show will open in the gallery. 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

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Utica Zoomobile. Come learn about nocturnal animals. 2–3 p.m. at the Library.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Chicks Along the Canal, the 6th Annual Outdoor Marketplace of Creative Women Entrepreneurs, is taking place August 15-16 in Little Falls. Vendors will feature antiques, collectibles, shabby chic decor, jewelry, baked goods and more. Live music in the park and demonstrations and live theatre will take place both days as well. Saturday the event runs 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Visit http://chicksalongthecanal.com for more information. • The YMCA of the Greater TriValley is now offering before and after school child care at Westmoreland Elementary School. The program is for children ages 5-12 and combines academics with play in a caring and safe environment. For more information visit http://ymcatrivalley. org. • The 10th annual Clinton Art & Music Festival will take place on Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Nine locations around the Village will have musical acts performing. The Green will have music and activities for children, including Clinton Pottery’s clay throwing contest. • “History is Here,” the Rome Historical Society’s first-ever popup museum event, will take place on Aug. 15 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Visitors are invited to bring their favorite item relating to Rome’s history to place on temporary display at the pop-up museum. If you have questions contact the Rome Historical Society at 336-5870 or educator@ romehistoricalsociety.org. • The Clarkson University Mohawk Valley Golf Outing will take place on Friday, Aug. 14. Registration on site will start at 9 a.m. for a 10 a.m. tee time. It’s $75 per person, which includes 18 holes with golf cart, bagged lunch and wings and cheese crackers before a steak dinner. Dinner-only may be purchased for $27 per person. Visit http://goo.gl/UiNsCE to register. Contact Andy Jarmak, ‘82, at andrew. jarmak@ogs.ny.gov with questions. • The Fair Trade Shoppe at Stone Church is sponsoring a puppet story contest. Write a story about finger puppets featuring as many as you like. The puppets may be seen for inspiration at the Shoppe and at the Farmers’ Market every Thursday. Send entries (with your name and phone number) to the Fair Trade Shoppe, P.O. Box 33, Clinton, NY 13323. Grand prize: a set of finger puppets made by Partners for Just Trade. Finger puppets can be seen at the Shoppe and at the Farmers’ Market every Thursday. Prizes will be awarded during the Art & Music Festival on August 29, 2015. • The Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts in Little Falls is holding summer art camp for children ages 7–12. The next session begins Aug. 17. Children ages 7–9 will have a morning session from 9:30 a.m.–noon and ages 10–12 will be in the afternoon from 1–3:30 p.m. An optional field trip to the Wellin Museum of Art will take place on Aug. 21. Fee: $40, field trip is an additional $10. To register or learn more contact MVCA at 823-0808 or director@mohawkvalleyarts.org. • The Adirondack Scenic Railroad has a new attraction known as Rail

Explorers. Through Rail Explorers you can journey along six miles of the historic railroad between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear via a pedalpowered railbike. The journey takes about an hour. Seats are limited. Visit http://adirondackrr.com for more information. • Hospice & Palliative Care is holding a raffle to benefit hospice services in the community. The winner will receive two season tickets to the Utica Comets 2015-16 season. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased with cash only at Hospice & Palliative Care in New Hartford from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday. • The Kirkland Town Library is offering a 50 percent discount on family admissions to the Adirondack Museum. Stop by the Library to borrow the membership card. The museum is open through Oct. 12.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

John L. Sullivan of Clinton has just accepted a position at Barclays’ New York headquarters. He had previously been working on the staff in the assurance services practice of Ernst and Young LLP in Times Square New York, New York since October 2012. Barclays is a multinational banking and financial services company operated in over 50 countries and territories. John will be an analyst for governance and control group in the finance department, ensuring compliance with governance and risk policies.

MEETINGS

Library Book group: New members always welcome. Monday: “The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel Brown. Next meeting: Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. Wednesday: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” by Marie Semple. Next meeting: Sept. 30, 7 p.m. School Board Aug. 18, 7 p.m. – Regular meeting/ tax levy. Secondary Media Center. Town Board Aug. 26, 7 p.m. at Town Municipal Building. Village Board Sept. 7, 7 p.m. at Lumbard Hall. Clinton American Legion meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Helmuth-Ingalls Post, located on Rt. 12B in Franklin Springs. New members are sought and military veterans interested in joining are invited to attend. Clinton Lions Club meets the second and fourth 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.

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Library Notes

Check out an audiobook or ebook! By Sarah Schultz, Youth Services Librarian Is your family taking one last summer trip? Audiobooks and ebooks are sure to provide entertainment and also support family literacy while on the road. Audiobooks: Did you know that listening to an audiobook stimulates the same part of the brain as reading a physical book? Audiobooks are especially great when traveling because, unlike reading an actual book in the car, listening to a book won’t cause you to get carsick. You don’t have to change radio stations as you go in and out of range and you share a story as a family. The Library has a sizeable collection of audiobooks available which range from picture books (with a copy of the book) to adult nonfiction. Here are a few family-friendly suggestions: Picture Books: “Make Way for Ducklings,” by Robert McCloskey (CD Easy MAC)— This would be particularly fun to read if you go to Boston. Then you can go and visit the ducks. “Olivia Forms a Band,” by Ian Falconer (CD Easy FAL)—Olivia tries to create a one pig band for the fireworks show. “Petunia,” by Roger Duvoisin (CD Easy DUV)—Petunia, a silly prideful goose, learns that reading makes you smarter. Chapter Books: “Charlie Bumpers vs. The Really Nice Gnome,” by Bill Harley (CD J Fiction HAR)—You may remember Bill Harley from his visit to the Library this past May. In his story Charlie Bumpers really wants to be cast as the Evil Sorcerer in his school play, but is cast as the Nice Gnome instead. How can he change his teacher’s mind? “A-Z Mysteries, Books A-C: The Absent Author, The Bald Bandit, The Canary Caper,” by Ron Roy (CD J Fiction ROY)—The first three books in this series available together on CD. Dink and his friends work together to solve mysteries in their community. “The Lost Hero,” by Rick Riordan (CD J Fiction RIO)—This is the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Find out what happens when a group of kids find themselves at Camp HalfBlood. Ebooks and Eaudiobooks: Do you have limited packing space? There are hundreds of free ebooks and eaudiobooks available through the Mid-York Library System My Library 2 Go. Use the Overdrive app on your smartphone, tablet, ereader, or other

device to download up to five titles at a time. All you need is your library card and pin number, as well as an internet connection. The internet connection is only needed to download the books; once they are on your device you do not need it to read or listen to them. If you do not have a device for ebooks the library has basic Kindles that we loan out. Contact the Library to learn more. Children have their own section in Overdrive called the Mid-York Digital Library for Kids, click the link “for KIDS eReading Room.” There is everything from narrated picture books to juvenile fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and ebooks. This collection allows you to browse for books by availability, reading level, book rating, subject and format. Use the search feature to help find specific books you are looking for. Ebooks circulate for 14 days, and returning them is as easy as clicking the return item icon. You can even place holds on ebooks that are already checked out. Some of the nice features of ebooks include: knowing how many pages you have left to finish a chapter without having to count for yourself, and being able to change the font by style, size and color. And you will always pick up where you left off without a bookmark. Your child might enjoy some of these: Fiction: “I Want My Light On,” by Tony Ross—A little princess is afraid of ghosts being in her room when the lights go out (picture book). “Put Me in the Zoo,” by Robert Lopshire—A funny animal tries to convince the zookeeper why he should live there (easy reader). “I Survived The Great Chicago Fire, 1871,” by Lauren Tarshis—from the I Survived Series, a boy struggles to survive while the city of Chicago is burning (chapter book). Nonfiction: “101 Amazing Facts About Pirates,” by Jack Goldstein—Great facts about pirates that you might not know. “Deep in the Swamp,” by Donna M. Bateman—A counting book that teaches you about the animals that live in the Okefenokee Swamp. “The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb and Other Ancient Discoveries,” by Anita Ganeri—Learn about King Tut, the terracotta army of China, and other discoveries from throughout history. Safe travels from all of us at the Library!

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This Week Check Out: Great Writing

submitted by Library patron Maureen McDermott

1. “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” by Michael Chabon 2. “Middlesex,” by Jeffrey Eugenides 3. “A Fine Balance,” by Rohinton Mistry

4. “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak 5. “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” by Zora Neale Hurston

See you at the library!


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GIRL SCOUTS FUNDRAISE DURING CLASS LISTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Clinton Girl Scouts sold root beer floats in front of the Elementary School on Aug. 5 to help fundraise for their service unit. Written and Photographed by Mark Warren The Clinton Girl Scouts held their fourth root beer float fundraiser at the Clinton Elementary School on Aug. 5. Funds generated went toward supporting the Kirkland Girl Scouts Service Unit. The class listings for the Elementary School students were debuted next to the root beer float station. Brianne Siepiola, Girl Scout Leader, was on hand to help serve root beer floats. She said she was thankful that former Elementary Principal Steve Marcus helped accommodate them despite the construction teams being on the Elementary School property. According to Siepiola, the workers onsite were helping the cause. “The turnout’s been great, we’ve gotten a lot of donations—even from the construction workers,” she said.

“The community really supports us.” Siepiola added she’d like to continue the event each year to help it grow. Floats were a dollar apiece, but anyone could purchase a cup of just ice cream or soda for 50 cents. The girls and their adult leaders took turns scooping the vanilla ice cream, pouring the root beer in cups, and adding in the spoons, straws and napkins. Upon completion of the fundraiser, each scout received a “fun badge” to add to their collection. A fun badge is earned through participating in events which support the overall service unit or events that occur in the community. The badges the girls earned depicted a glass mug with soda, ice cream and a straw with the words ‘Root Beer Float’ printed on them.

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Central School campus last Saturday. Nineteen newly-planted bricks were recognized at the event, completing the available inscription space on the circular brick walkway on Chenango Avenue. Speaking to a small crowd gathered at the garden on Saturday morning, Laurie Russell, chair of the Clinton Central School Foundation, talked about the importance of the garden as a symbol of the organization that supports CCS. “I like to think of it as the heart of the Foundation,” said Russell. “It’s about how we can honor all of those who have supported our mission. That’s why we’re here.” Superintendent of Schools Stephen Grimm spoke next, echoing Russell’s message. He was just two weeks into the job when he first experienced the dedication ceremony last fall. “Since then, I see kids come here all the time,” said Grimm. “When they do, they can realize that they are a part of something bigger than themselves.” Since 1993, an average of 20 new bricks per year have been planted. All new bricks this year were planted in the inner circle of the garden, closest to the featured sundial. With no more available space for future bricks, plans are being formed to expand the garden westward. Members of the Class of 1955 and 1965 were present to witness bricks planted in honor of their graduating classes. A total of six bricks between the two classes were planted to represent deceased members. A brick was also planted to honor former Elementary School Principal Steven Marcus, who retired at the end of the 2014–15 school year. Brian Bremer, a senior this fall, provided music on acoustic guitar.

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Q&A: Author and Adventurer John Handley By John Howard

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ohn Handley, also now known as U Jon Gyi, graduated from Clinton Central School in 1983. The youngest of eight children in his family, Handley has led a very interesting life, at least in the past two decades. In 2001, Handley met and married a woman from Myanmar. He followed her overseas to her country and proceeded to help build a large advertising company that would go on to produce campaigns in Myanmar for major companies like Procter & Gamble, Samsung and PepsiCo. His journey and his struggle as an American citizen in Myanmar, which until recently was under economic sanctions by the U.S., is documented in his new memoir “The Myanmarican: Memoir of an American in Myanmar.” Handley was in an RV park in Ashland, Virginia, when we caught up with him on the phone. He was traveling the country to promote a Kickstarter campaign for the memoir. With him on the trip were two Myanmar nationals, whom he had met overseas. Here’s what he had to say. How are your two traveling comrades enjoying their first trip to America? They’re loving it. It’s fascinating. We’re working on a video right now showing their experience. It’s a lot of fun, introducing them to a lot of the American rules and laws. … They’re experiencing things like going to McDonald’s and having their first hamburger, having their first morning cereal—they’ve never had milk and cereal for breakfast. All these different things. It must be neat from your perspective to witness that. It is. It is. You know, things like credit cards and banking transactions… None of these things are [in Myanmar]. They’re only just starting to appear within the last year or two. Was your background in advertising before going to Myanmar? No, I actually have a mechanical engineering degree. I went to SUNYIT. I worked in power plants for about 20 years. Around 9/11, I was in Richmond going through a divorce and started online dating. This woman from Myanmar was visiting her daughter there. That’s how we met—

John Handley (front) poses with Kaung Myat Lwin and Win Khine in the Valley of the Gods, Utah, during their cross-country trip promoting Handley’s Kickstarter campaign.

Handley’s staff of his ad agency SAIL pose in front of the Schwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, during the company’s national staff meeting in 2012. through Match.com. She had started the advertising industry in Myanmar over 20 years ago, prior to the first set of sanctions. I proposed, we went back and built the company up from like four people. Were you always a traveler? Yes, I was. That’s how I ended up in Richmond. It was kind of a leap of faith to leave upstate New York. And then, once you travel overseas, you just want to travel all the time. What were some immediate adjustments you had to make upon landing in Myanmar? I was scared because of everything that you read about. However, when we landed, I turned to my wife and said, “I can live here.” But, for instance, one morning I woke up and there was a guy with an AK-47 standing about

100 feet away from the house. All the houses had barbed wire to deter petty theft. No [civilians] can have arms. No one can have self-protection. There was a lot of apprehensions and then there was sickness. When you first arrive, you get violently ill because of bacteria for 3–5 days. Eventually, I got over it. To feel comfortable, it probably took almost two years. How did you come to play music? I became a singer-songwriter because it was the only thing I could do that was excluded by U.S. sanctions— works of art. I used this. I created this personality to train my staff on how to do commercials and music videos, which then we did once the sanctions were removed. What was it like to come back to Clinton after all of this?

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Clinton really realigned me. I met with some of my old teachers in the coffee shop, some people who had served in the military... It just helped me get my bearings. That was 18 months ago. Then I set off for my first trip across America with an editor. What was your writing process like as you drove? I dictated the book into my iPhone and emailed it to [the editor], and he would edit it and we would go over the chapters. I get my ideas out that way. I use Siri and I literally would just speak to it while I was driving. To learn more John Handley, his journey and his memoir, visit http:// ujongyi.com.

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Local Artist Debuts First Solo Exhibition at Library By Mark Warren

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Clinton resident Maria Peycke is debuting her first solo exhibition, titled “In Search of Truth: From Then till Now” this month at the Kirkland Town Library. An opening reception was held at the Library on Aug. 8. The collection features 24 works of varying mediums, including photos, charcoal, acrylic, pastel and watercolor. Most of the works center around a nature theme. Black and white birch trees, blue eggs sitting in a brown nest, and a quiet back road are just some examples of the scenes captured by Peycke. Peycke said she was nervous when asked to do her first solo show, but she decided to do it in order to grow as a person. “I have a daughter, she’s 11, and I wanted her to see that I was scared and I was doing this anyway,” she said. “I think we need to show our kids that we’re human. … Sometimes you just have to do what scares you. That’s most of the reason why I decided to do the show.” Once she decided to go through with the exhibition, Peycke said she was glad she did.

Peycke’s son, Sean Hogan, attended the Pratt Institute for graphic design from 2005–09. She said his bravery to go off to college and pursue art caused her to branch out and start taking classes at Munson-Williams Proctor Art Institute. For six years, she attended classes and honed her talents. While she works in multiple mediums, Peycke said she enjoys interacting directly with the canvas with her fingers the most. “A brush is great and everything, and I enjoy trying it—I might even do more with it—but I like getting my hands dirty,” she said. “Rubbing the charcoal on the paper and getting my hands all full of pastels. There’s just something about it I like.” Peycke is considering resuming art classes again so she can learn more about watercolor painting. She said she’s looking to expand her abilities, and she finds the way the colors bleed together in watercolor fascinating. Peycke’s art will be on display until Aug. 29. Many, but not all, of the pieces are for sale.

KAC ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE COMPLETES GARDEN SPACE By Mark Warren The Kirkland Art Center’s 2015 summer resident artist for July, Constance Denchy, has finished her project. Denchy was tasked with creating an outdoor multipurpose garden at the KAC in a previously unused patio space. The area can now be used to display art, hold receptions or anything in between. Now that the project has been finished, an opening reception will be held on Aug. 20 from 5–7 p.m. In the space, Denchy created a

hearth-like focal point with assorted branches and expanded the reach of the patio into the woods nearby. Throughout the process, Denchy met people around the Village and also consulted the Clinton Historical Society to learn about the history of the area. Her goal was to have the space take on local roots through community members. ARTIST, page 13


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Responders, Lifeguards Take to the Water Written and Photographed by John Howard Temperatures dipped and the wind howled on Monday night as lifeguards and first responders gathered around the edges of the Clinton Pool to brush up on their life-saving strategies. T.J. Davis, head coach of Hamilton College’s swimming and diving programs, lead the in-service demonstration. Heading into his 14th season with the College, Davis said he and his family have become embedded in the Clinton community, and that’s why events like this are so important. “My daughters use the pool, so it’s nice to have a relationship here. A lot of times, kids work both places— lifeguarding both at the College and at the pool,” said Davis. “I have this knowledge and I’m happy to share it.” Using two lifeguards and a stand-in victim, the group went through three cycles of an injured swimmer rescue, getting them onto a spine board and out of the water. Clinton Fire Department responders and emergency medical technicians were on site to follow along and offer suggestions and reallife scenarios, as well. Drills like this are important, Davis explained, as they are an opportunity to iron out potential mistakes that can occur transferring a victim from the water to an ambulance ahead of an actual emergency. Davis has been working with the Clinton Pool for several years. Dawn Burdick of the Clinton Youth Foundation organized the refresher training, which she said she likes her lifeguards to go through every couple of years.

Clinton Pool lifeguard Emma Short enters the water to assist Will Jarrett during a drill.

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Starting a Business?

Did you perform an Industry Analysis? By Gene Yelle, Sr. Business Advisor, Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center, SUNY Polytechnic Institute It is not uncommon for a client to ask “What is the best business to get into these days?” This question is difficult to answer, since there are a number of variables that can contribute to the success or failure of a new business. Success or failure goes well beyond the fundamental business requirements of having a good product or service with good management and adequate operating cash, not to mention being profitable as well. Even a well-developed business idea that is superbly managed can fall prey to financial and market space dynamics that may not be apparent when a new business is initially being considered. A lot has been said about the importance of having a good business plan when starting a business. I would suggest that a key component of that business plan be a comprehensive Industry Analysis. Business Dictionary.com defines an Industry Analysis as a market assessment tool designed to provide a business with an idea of the complexity of a particular industry. Here are a few suggested key industry analysis components you should include: The Need for the Opportunity – This can take the form of a strategic overview of opportunities that exist within the industry that your business operates, and how the business fills that need. Opportunities can exist as product or service needs, which may include geographic needs. For example, is there a need for a better mouse trap? How is your trap better? Does the local community need another pizza place? How will your business fill that need? Financial Feasibility – Can you make any money with the concept? If you have higher costs than your

competitors, your ability to make a reasonable profit may be diminished by trying to maintain industry pricing. It is a good idea to perform a financial analysis that compares your business’ key financial ratios to industry norms. Ratios for Profitability, Liquidity, Efficiency and Leveraging are significant industry-norm comparison and are often used by lenders when obtaining financing. Industry Outlook – To assess an industry you must first identify the industry category in which your business operates. A pizza place, for example, is in the food service industry. A helpful tool for identifying what industry you are in, is the North American Industry Classification System or NAICS (pronounced “nakes”). The NAICS code is a sixdigit number that identifies a specific industry type. The NAICS code for a pizza parlor for example, is 722511. You may find the NAICS code helpful when researching a specific industry. What are the current trends within your industry? Some of the trends applicable to your industry that may be helpful to know are technology utilization, sales growth, future market outlook, etc. An Industry Analysis, along with a well-developed Market and Competitive Analysis (a future article) helps a potential business owner to better assess the market space, thus minimizing the risk associated with pursuing a particular business opportunity. The SBDC Office on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus in Marcy can assist you with an industry analysis, as well as other aspects of starting a business. You can contact the SBDC office at 792-7547.

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n 1992, a television infomercial by Carlton Sheets for his “no down payment” real estate investing course caught the eye of Mike Stanton. Stanton bought the course over the telephone and after he took the course, he decided he would invest in real estate in the future. Six years later, he began following the guidelines Sheets laid out. In 2001, Stanton was able to retire as a Major in the Air Force to pursue real estate investing full time. His newest acquisition is the Colonial Building on Fountain Street in Clinton. With the addition of his recent purchase, Stanton now owns 61 units in Clinton, Vernon and Oneida. His properties are mostly single family houses and apartment buildings. Stanton said he’s had his eye on the Colonial Building for 10 years, and his goal is to make it a landmark in Clinton. “I want to be able to take this building and make the Village proud of it again,” he said. “I want to have some nice businesses in here and I want it to be known as a nice place again.” The property features 13 offices downstairs and three apartments upstairs. Stanton hasn’t had to do any remodeling or renovations to the property, although he plans on working on the outside in the future. For years the building was the Clinton Cannonball Cinema, owned by Jay and Sally Anderson. Jay bought the property, formerly the Old Grange Hall, in 1969 and renovated it. He featured the auditorium space downstairs and offices upstairs. Jay passed away in August of 2014. Not much is left from the days of the movie theater, except for a few ‘70s-style chairs in one of the offices.

Now that Sally has moved out, Stanton wants to carry on the legacy and pride the Andersons brought to the area. Stanton’s background includes a bachelor's degree in aviation management from Wilmington College in Delaware. In addition, he earned a master's degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida while he was in the service. One of Stanton’s current projects is a house restoration on Toggletown Road in Clinton. He plans on moving into the home with his wife Jacqueline and their daughter Scarlett-Skye this winter. “Can you believe an infomercial made me acquire all this? … I would never have any of these properties without that course,” he said. When he’s not attending to one of his properties, Stanton pursues his love of cars. Along with his real estate ventures, he also owns Super Sport Motors in Clinton. He sells classic vehicles from the second half of the twentieth-century. Stanton also has a personal collection of 22 rare cars that are off limits to potential buyers. While he has owned upwards of 700 cars in his life, his favorite two vehicles are both Ford Shelby Mustangs, a blue one made in 1968 and a green one from 1970. He also has Corvettes, Cadillacs, Camaros and more. One of the more interesting cars he has is a silver ‘87 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC. The vehicle was the actual car from the 1989 film “Roadhouse,” which was owned by actor Patrick Swayze before his death. “Real estate is how I make my living, but my passion is the cars,” he explained.


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015

VILLAGE VOICES

If you could call Donald Trump, what would you say to him?

“I would probably ask him if I could borrow some money.” - Brandon Chafin, Clinton

“‘Go away. Get lost.’ Or ‘are you kidding me?’ There’s another. Choose one.” -Helen Dick, Clinton

“‘Are you crazy?’ He comes from the business world, I think that he’s a hardworking guy, and he should live up to that policy to respect everybody.” - Griselda Cano de Tomaino, Utica

“‘Thanks for the entertainment.’ He’s a showman. Perhaps I would ask him whether or not Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh are going to be his running mates. Donald lives like a sultan, behaves like a sultan, and none of us down here on this level mean anything.” - Jonathan Woodward, Clinton

IN BRIEF: CAPITAL PROJECT A new concrete box culvert was added near the bus loop at the Clinton Elementary School as part of the capital improvement project at CCS. The box culvert replaces a dual cylinder channel where St. Mary’s Brook flows. Part of the installation process was letting the piece settle into the ground prior to moving forward with the rest of the work. The culvert was delivered two weeks behind schedule, but the excavation team expects it to be functional by the start of the school year.

The prototype sign gives people an idea of what the finished products will look like. Along with the poem, it has a map and a QRcode, which will bring up a history of the area when scanned.

POETRY (continued from page 1) “[The main goal is] to get literature out there into the community for people to walk around, read the poems and just enjoy it,” he said. The poems are comprised of local authors, the CCS contest winners and others. Each poem will relate in some way to the site it accompanies. The poems will be mounted on the signs, which will be made by Pannier Graphics. They supply the signs used by the US National Parks Service. At this time Paul and Phil are going to each of the sites to get permission to display and install the signs. Paul and Phil built a prototype sign and currently have it on display at the Kirkland Town Library to give people an idea of what they will look like once they are all made. An online fundraiser has been established to help mitigate the cost of the signs. KTL Director Anne Debraggio suggested the idea of a Poetry Path in Clinton for Paul’s Eagle Project. Her hometown of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania constructed one in 2012. Debraggio said bringing a Poetry Path to Clinton will spread the power of words to people simply walking around the Village.

“Part of my mission at the Library is to really go beyond our walls and engage the community where they are,” she said. “Certainly we’re all about words and how they connect us and make us think about things differently, so finding them in a place where you don’t expect them when you’re out on a walk—and this is such a walking community—that would be really neat.” The sites chosen for the path are the KTL, Chenango Canal, Old Stone Church, Clinton Historical Society, Kirkland Art Center, Park Row, Village Green, Old Burying Ground, Clinton Arena, two sites at CCS and the Clinton Cider Mill. The sites are meant to make a clear circuit through the Village so walkers can easily travel from one to the next. Each sign will tell walkers where they are and where the next area is located. The original goal for completion of the project was Aug. 29, but that date has been pushed back to an undetermined time in the fall. To contribute to the project, visit http:// gofundme.com/clintonpoetrypath.

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Notice of Formation of ROCKIN’ JUMP CAMILLUS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 07.01.15. Office location, County of Oneida. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, Attn: Robert Morris, 185 Paris Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. Purpose: any lawful act. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

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Notice of Formation of ROCKIN’ JUMP NEW HARTFORD, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 07.01.15. Office location, County of Oneida. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, Attn: Robert Morris, 185 Paris Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. Purpose: any lawful act. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

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Notice of Formation of VERTIGLO SOFTWARE, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/09/15. Office location: Oneida County. Princ. office of LLC: 2307 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the address of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

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NOTICE OF FORMATION DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: ASHFIELD AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Secretary of State, July 8, 2015.Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. Office: in Oneida County. Secretary of State is agent for process against LLC and shall mail copy to 117 West Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

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Notice of Formation of PLANET FITNESS NEW HARTFORD, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/22/15. Office location, County of Oneida. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 185 Paris Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. Purpose: any lawful act. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY CO. (LLC) Name of LLC: 118 Liberty Street, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the NY Sec. of State on July 15, 2015. Office and address in Oneida Co. at P.O. Box 147, Utica, New York 13503; 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: P.O. Box 147, Utica, New York 13503; Purpose: Any lawful purpose permitted under LLCL. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

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STADIUM ADMINISTRATION, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company ("LLC"). Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ("SSNY") on 7/16/2015. Office location: 185 Genesee Street, Suite 1505, Utica, Oneida County, NY. 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 the LLC, 185 Genesee Street, Suite 1505, Utica, New York 13501. Purpose: Any lawful act under New York LLC Law. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

Moss Island, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/30/15. Office location: Oneida County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 4 Hartford Terr., New Hartford, NY 13413. General purpose. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

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Notice of Formation of PLLC. Health In Hand Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, PLLC (PLLC) filed Arts. of Org. with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/08/2015. Office location: Oneida County. SSNY designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process may be served and SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at c/o Carolyn Henn, 3985 Oneida Street, Suite 104, New Hartford, NY 13413. Purpose: The business shall practice the profession of massage therapy and any business permitted under law.

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NOTICE OF SUBSTANCE OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF BEAVER MEADOW VETERINARY CLINIC, LLC NAME OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (the "Company"): BEAVER MEADOW VETERINARY CLINIC, LLC DATE OF FILING OF ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION: July 10, 2015 COUNTY OF COMPANY'S OFFICE: Oneida County AGENT: The Secretary of State of the State of New York has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and 8535 Old Poland Road, Barneveld, New York 13304 is the address to which the Secretary of State of the State of New York shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him or her. Diana M. Ostrander is the sole member of the LLC. The inclusion of the name of a person in this notice does not necessarily indicate that such person is personally liable of the debts, obligations or liabilities of the limited liability company, and such person’s liability, if any, under applicable law is neither increased nor decreased by reason of this notice. PURPOSE: The Company is formed for any lawful business purpose. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

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MERCY ABOUNDS MINISTRIES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 07/30/2015. Office in Oneida Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 212 Rutger St., Utica, NY 13501, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. cc: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that pursuant to a resolution of the Village of Clinton Board of Trustees, sealed bids will be received at the Office of the Village Clerk, Lumbard Memorial Hall, 100 North Park Row, Clinton, New York 13323, until 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Village Board Meeting the same day at 7:00pm for the following:

Bid proposal for the Village of Clinton, NY for the cleaning of two wells in the Village of Clinton, NY wells numbered #5 and #6. Price shall include for chemically treating and surging the wells, furnishing a new Grundfos 300S3007 stage pump (design condition of 250 gpm @ 315 TDH) with a 30 HP Franklin 230V, 3 Phase motor for well #5 and inspection the pump unit on the other well #6. The Village proposes the first chemical treatment of QC-21 A Muriatic Acid solution to remove any mineral encrustation that may have formed on the screens. The second two treatments should be Nu Well 220 and a ph buffered sodium hypochlorite solution to remove fine sands and silts that may have migrated towards the well with continued pumping. The buffered enhanced sodium hypochlorite solution disinfects the well and the aquifer. It is recommended to use a double disk surge block to apply aggressive mechanical energy to the well and surrounding formation. The proposals shall include the following: Description: 1. Mobilization 2. Setup and reset pump 3. Pre and Post TV inspections 4. Set and pull development 5. Development of wells 6. Chemicals and compressor 7. Post test 8. Tear down and cleanup 9. Any additional repair or replacement costs for parts Each bid should be marked "Wells Redevelopment". The Village of Clinton reserves the right to waive any informality in, or to reject any or all bids, or any part of the bid. Bidders may be required to furnish evidence of financial responsibility, insurance coverage for liability and property damage. All bids must contain the required Certificate of Non-Collusion and bidders must meet prevailing wage rate requirements. Questions concerning this project should be directed to Dale Jewell, DPW Superintendent, at 315-8532240 or 315-794-8558. Dated August 7, 2015 Rozanne D'Acunto Village Clerk cc: 8/12

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Date Time Location Complaint Type 08/02/15 8:15 12 Franklin Ave Clinton Village Alarm Police 08/02/15 9:28 2 W Park Row #3Rdflr Clinton Village Vehicle Stolen 08/02/15 6943 Peck Rd Kirkland Abandoned Call 08/02/15 12:46 65 Millstream Ct New Hartford Assist 08/02/15 14:32 4 W Park Row Clinton Village Alarm Police 08/02/15 16:29 18 Kellogg St Clinton Village Harassment 08/02/15 20:59 1 Championship Way Whitestown Trespass 08/03/15 0:19 178 Utica Rd Kirkland Alarm Police 08/03/15 2:49 22 White St Kirkland Assist 08/03/15 20:58 22 White St Clark Mills Ny 13321 Check Welfare 08/03/15 21:33 17 Millstream Court Clark Mills Harassment 08/04/15 1:19 Route 5 / Clinton St Kirkland Traffic Stop 08/04/15 7:57 Bristol Rd / College St Kirkland MVA-PD 08/04/15 9:42 51 Dwight Ave Kirkland Assist 08/04/15 7606 Route 5 Kirkland MVA-PD 08/04/15 11:39 7589 Route 5 Kirkland MVA-PD 08/04/15 159 Utica Rd Kirkland Domestic 08/04/15 18:28 1 N Park Row Clinton Village Check Welfare 08/05/15 10:37 9561 Maynard Drive Marcy Ny 13403 Harassment Agg 08/05/15 12:56 30 Railroad St Kirkland Neighbor Problem 08/05/15 12:57 34 College St Clinton Village Peace Officer 08/05/15 16:30 6959 Reservoir Rd Kirkland Weapon Surrender 08/05/15 16:56 7638 Route 5 Kirkland Atl 08/05/15 18:48 7611 Old Bristol Rd Kirkland Atl 08/05/15 20:17 7638 Route 5 Kirkland Atl 08/05/15 22:21 3 College Hill Rd Kirkland MVA-Unknown 08/05/15 23:00 12 Franklin Ave Clinton Village Alarm Police 08/05/15 23:07 7683 Main St Kirkland Alarm Police 08/06/15 13:54 2 Kirkland Ave Clinton Village Peace Officer 08/06/15 17:21 7686 Route 5 Kirkland Larceny 08/06/15 18:25 7700 Main St Kirkland Assist 08/06/15 21:13 2 Cambridge Mnr Kirkland Burglary In Progress 08/06/15 21:31 7683 Main St Kirkland Susp Activity 08/07/15 0:19 Route 5 / Kirkland Ave Kirkland Traffic 08/07/15 0:28 Meadow St / Franklin Ave Clinton Village Traffic Stop 08/07/15 8:16 26 Toggletown Rd Kirkland Alarm Police 08/07/15 10:51 7928 Kellogg St Kirkland Alarm Police 08/07/15 14:35 Dugway Rd / Lumbard Rd Kirkland Susp Activity 08/07/15 17:28 19 Robinson Rd Kirkland Alarm Police 08/07/15 17:29 15 White St Kirkland Civil 08/07/15 23:24 39 Meadow St Kirkland Traffic Stop 08/08/15 8:05 Rt. 12 Remsen MVA-PD 08/08/15 11:00 4167 Rt 233 Kirkland Assist 08/08/15 11:44 47 Franklin Ave Kirkland Traffic 08/08/15 13:20 13 White St Clark Mills Check Welfare 08/08/15 21:33 17 Pratt Ave Kirkland Fight 08/08/15 #Lot20 Domestic 08/09/15 0:41 Skyline Dr Kirkland Susp Activity 08/09/15 0:53 5 Prospect St Clinton Village Susp Activity 08/09/15 1:21 3931 Bristol Rd Kirkland Traffic 08/09/15 16:12 11 Dwyer Rd Kirkland Susp Activity 08/09/15 22:00 Route 5 / Route 233 Westmoreland Traffic Stop 08/09/15 23:13 6 Elm St Clinton Village Burglary

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BROOKDALE CLINTON ACCEPTING BACK-TOSCHOOL DONATIONS By Staff Residents at Brookdale Clinton Independent Living have teamed up with the United Way for a fundraiser to gather new back-to-school supplies for disadvantaged children in the area. Donations and cash or checks can be dropped off at 99 Brookside Dr. in Clinton, just off of Kellogg Street. Visitors may drop off items anytime. Each donation will receive a free coupon for a lunch for two. The lunch for two coupon can be redeemed at the Brookdale Clinton Independent Living Restaurant. Dominick Bersani, formerly with the Horned Dorset Inn, is the dining services manager at the Brookdale campus. Coupon recipients will have an opportunity to choose the date and time for their meal. For more information, contact Traci Blaser 853-1224 or by email at tblaser@ brookdale.com. SCENE (continued from page 3) a sitting room. The article said that Ka-Da-Nis-Da was the Iroquois name for Clinton. An August 1902 account stated that a team from Ka-Da-Nis-Da Golf Club consisting of F. DeWolf. Smyth, A.A. Moore, Kingsley Twinning, and Rev. Dr. Anthony H. Evans went to Waterville, and the honors were even—that is neither team won. Gerrit C. Bronson of Clinton was said to be the latest golf enthusiast and that his “commanding form could be seen from any part of the links.” A fine set of croquet was put out near the clubhouse at the links, the article stated further. Ka-Da-Nis-Da was looking for some generous citizens to donate $100 to be used in laying out a tennis court and in erecting a bath house. It is thought the club was short-lived

lasting only a few years; no pictures of it have been discovered. One of the leaders and organizers appeared to be Frederick DeWolf Smyth who owned the Clinton Metallic Paint Co. in Franklin Springs. Smyth was involved in various other business ventures including the original suspension bridge at Niagara Falls which was consolidated with railroad interests. Smyth belonged to the Sadaquada and Yahnundasis clubs as well as the Fort Schuyler Club in Utica. He was one of the three sons of wealthy and prominent Charles H. Smyth, who was superintendent at the Franklin Iron Works and also ran a coal dealership on College Street. In 1881, Smyth built the current Schaffer home at 19 Chestnut St. and also the home across the street at address 20. This is where Frederick lived prior to moving to Utica around 1900. Not much else is known about the Ka-Da-Nis-Da Golf Club. One would have to check through our weekly papers between 1900 and 1910 for any other references to it. Most are familiar with the Skenandoa Club on Norton Avenue in the Town of Westmoreland. It started in Clinton in 1890 by 12 young men, six of whom were Hamilton students. Originally, Whist (a card game), billiards, contract and auction bridge, and outings were the main activities. Golf was not a part of the club’s activities until 1923 when Hamilton College offered the summer use of its golf and tennis facilities. The Norton Avenue complex was built in 1965 on the former Albert Mair farm which consists of 175 acres. In the 1970s a miniature golf course was built adjacent to the Clinton Bowling Center behind the Clinton Arena and lasted a few years. Melvin Bonsel developed the Birdies, Eagles, and Ducks course in the early 1990s on the west side of Kirkland Avenue just south of Kirkland, and it remains open with a different owner today. Golf has a local history from the KaDa-Nis-Da to the Hamilton College nine to the Birdies, Eagles, and Ducks nine today.

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A New Soccer Coach’s Time to Shine

Sept. 22 under the lights on the Black Knights’ turf. Kick off for the team’s competitive season will begin with a non-league home game against Westhill, the team Clinton beat in order to advance to Section III semifinals last year. That game is scheduled for Aug. 26. In his first season, Scheiderich said he’s hoping for “a good run” at Sectionals, and maybe even a Section III title. More importantly, though, is establishing a foundation that the boys program can succeed with. “People might see a little different [coaching] style than they’re used to. It might take the guys a little while to get used to it,” said Scheiderich. “I think by the end of the season we’re going to be pretty competitive.”

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t’s impossible to approach the future of the Clinton Warriors boys varsity soccer program without understanding its tradition. Soccer has become synonymous with Clinton, and the expectations and pressures associated with taking over that tradition is no easy task to take on. But Mike Scheiderich might be in the best position to do so. Scheiderich is a 2003 graduate of Rome Free Academy. He settled in Clinton with his young family five years ago and has been coaching the Warrior boys modified program for two years. Prior to that, he was assisting with the varsity program for three years, including during the team’s most recent trip to state finals. “That was a good learning experience,” Scheiderich said in between helping with scrubbing cars at the boys soccer annual car wash at Stewart’s Shops last Saturday. “Clinton is now our adopted home and it’s become our adopted school. … I’ve always wanted to be a coach, even before when I was playing.” Scheiderich played varsity soccer for three seasons at RFA. While the team had strong players, they struggled with leadership. He went on to play one year of Division III college soccer at Roger Williams University, before taking a break from the sport to focus on school work. Since then, he has been playing regularly in adult leagues. If you ask fellow coaches what Scheiderich’s assets are as a soccer coach, one of the first things they’ll say is that he knows the game, which was made clear with the car wash banter, discussing anything from the specifics of player contracts to opinions about Wayne Rooney, a Manchester United forward. Aside from fundraising events, the

Mike Scheiderich, new to the boys varsity soccer program this season, stands with players during the team’s annual car wash last Saturday. Clinton’s boys soccer team has been busy as usual this summer playing in the Wildcat Classic Summer League and organizing pickup games of their own, which their new coach has encouraged. Scheiderich was recommended for the job of head varsity coach by outgoing coach Gil Palladino, who put in 29 seasons with the Warriors and was a big part of building the soccertown tradition in Clinton. “He’s got good pedigree, he loves the game,” Palladino said of Scheiderich. “One might say he’s not very similar to who I am—I think the kids and the families will enjoy that change. He’s very low key and doesn’t get ruffled. He’s just easy-going. I have seen him get intense on the sideline, but it’s within control.” Players returning as juniors and seniors this season will recognize the routines set by the previous coaching

staff. The Bridge Warrior run and the ratty t-shirt contest are still in effect, the team will still use the Clinton Pool as its clubhouse, and they’ll still do their Bonzo cheer before every game. Traditions, Scheiderich recognized, are important to the unit, but they won’t keep him from making changes and trying new approaches. His success with the modified program has established a confidence in order to make those decisions. “There are not many seniors on this team,” said Scheiderich. “I’ve tried to instill a certain style and confidence in some of the younger kids that will hopefully carry through as they get older.” While New Hartford is not on the schedule in his inaugural season, Scheiderich said he is looking forward to playing against his alma mater, RFA, which doesn’t happen every year. The two schools will face off on

THREE NEW COACHES HEADLINE CLINTON FALL SPORTS By Mark Warren With fall just around the corner, Clinton teams are starting sports activities this month. Varsity and JV teams will begin practicing on Aug. 17, and modified sports will kickoff on Aug. 31. This fall, the boys soccer, football and field hockey teams will have new head coaches. Boys soccer had a strong season last year, finishing with a 14-4 record while going undefeated in their league. Michael Scheiderich will man the helm as the head coach following Gil Palladino, who stepped down after last season. According to Clinton Athletic Director Doug Fiore, the participation numbers have been consistent across the board for both soccer teams. The girls team, which finished 15-3 last season, will have a tough challenge with only six returning players and a large group of incoming freshmen. Football is seeing an increase in FALL SPORTS, page 16

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Local Athlete Completes Third Ironman By Staff A n athlete with local roots competed in and completed the Ironman in Lake Placid on Sunday, July 26. Photo courtesy of Robert Skidmore College Hutchison, originally of Waterville who played youth sports in Clinton, completed his third Ironman this year. He was one of more than 2,000 athletes competing in FALL SPORTS (continued from page 15) participation since last season. The team is looking at a roster in the low 20s. Keith Kempney will move up from assistant coach to take over head coaching responsibilities this year. Fiore said the football coaching staff has a plan for how they will approach the season, along with their starting QB. “They’ve got a good plan, a good outline and footprint for the kids,” he said. “Starting with Brandon Broccoli we’ve got our all-league quarterback— all everything guy who has broken a number of school records—back for his senior season. We’re looking forward to having him continue on, he’s been a

the event last month. The Lake Placid Ironman consisted of a 2.4-mile swim on Mirror Lake, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run from Lake Placid to Wilmington and back, for a total of 140.6 miles. Hutchison, 31, finished the course in just over 12 hours, with times of 1:14:50 in the swim, 5:58:41 in the bike ride, and 4:33:51 in the run. He was 59 in his division and 369 overall in the event. For the overall 2015 USA rankings, he is 151 in the country for men 30-34. Earlier this year, Hutchison was named the new head coach of the Skidmore College men’s ice hockey program. great leader in the offseason.” Three out of the team’s four home games will be played at Hamilton College this season, as the new field sod at Clinton will not be ready to play on until next year. The Warriors’ fourth home game will be played in Sauquoit. As for field hockey, new coach Jenna Morton takes over a team that went 9-7-1 last year. Fiore said the team is sporting strong numbers again this year. As usual, boys and girls cross country will have steady numbers, according to Fiore. The teams will see between 15–17 student athletes. Any students interested in last minute sign-ups can visit the CCS athletic office or call at 557-2231 to get the proper paperwork.

Zane Monaghan leads his threesome to hole 12 at Rome Country Club on Friday, Aug. 7.

CLINTON GOLFERS WRAP MV TOUR ON HIGH NOTES Written and Photographed by John Howard Though the golfing season is still in full swing, the Mohawk Valley Junior Golf Tour wrapped up its 2015 run with a championship round at Rome Country Club last Friday. The two Clinton golfers on the tour finished on high points. Tim Scoones, competing in the boys 16–18 division, finished second in the championship event, shooting an 81 on the 18-hole course. Winning the boys 16–18 division was Brenon Maynard of Norwich, with a score of 75. Scoones was well-respected on the tour, performing his best at his home course at the Skenandoa Club on Monday, July 20, with a score of 73. He finished in fourth place in the overall six-stop tour.

Clinton’s Zane Monaghan competed in the boys 13–15 division. Though he dominated the pack of young golfers throughout the tour, he finished in second place at the Rome championship, one stroke behind Ryan Zogby of New Hartford, with a score of 80. At the end of the final stop ahead of the championship, Monaghan led the division, having won nearly every stop. His average for the tour was a 78.33. Monaghan was honored as the player of the year on the tour. With so many talented golfers competing, organizers said that it was Monaghan’s character and sportsmanship on the course in addition to his top scores that won him the honor.

Tim Scoones watches his drive on hole 4 in Rome. He took second place in the championship.

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