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‘Car tax’ proposal halted By Katherine Clark

ELIZABETHTOWN „ The biggest voice advocating a ñ vehicle taxî changed his tune during the July 1 Essex County Supervisors monthly meeting, putting the brakes on an additional registration fee. Local Law No. 3 of 2013, would have called for a fee of $5 per year to register private vehicles and $10 per year to register commercial vehicles in Essex County. The law was shot down by a weighted vote of 1,706 against and 1,150 in favor, with 65 votes absent. Town of Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava, who had ambitiously advocated for the fee calling it, ñ a step in the right direction,” flipped his decision and opposed the tax after receiving criticism from voters in his district.

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ECH hosts MASH summer camp for students

Keene Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jody Whitney shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during the opening celebration of the new Keene firehouse June 29. Cuomo was on hand to help open the new station, which the state contributed $825,200 in funding for its completion. The building replaces the former station, which was severely damaged when Tropical Storm Irene came through the North Country Aug. 28, 2011. Also pictured, to left, is Keene VFD Commissioners Chairman Alan Carey. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Cuomo joins Keene VFD celebration


By Keith Lobdell

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KEENE „ Almost two years after the Keene Volunteer Fire DepartmentÍ s home was partially swept away by the raging waters of Tropical Storm Irene, firefighters officially opened their new home Saturday, June 29. For the fifth time since the Aug. 28 storm swept through the North Country, Gov. Andrew Cuomo returned to Keene, this time to celebrate a physical and emotional landmark occasion for firefighters and town residents. ñ When I was here right after the storm, we said that we were not just going to rebuild, but we are going to build back and better than ever before,î Cuo-

mo said. ñ As we stand in this building, it is the physical manifestation that you accomplished exactly what you said you were going to do.î Cuomo also spoke to the resolve of the Keene community and many others who continue to rebuild in the wake of severe storms. ñ Maybe we wish we did not go through the test, but we do not get to pick the tests that we have to go through in this life,î he said. ñ Coming out better than you were, that is what Keene has done and this is an inspiration to me.î Cuomo also commended Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee for his work immediately after the storm and getting recovery projects under way.

By Keith Lobdell

ñ When people needed a friend, a leader and someone to look up to, that was Bill Ferebee, and we all owe him a great debt of gratitude,î Cuomo said. ñ Today we are celebrating a milestone in our recovery from Irene,î Ferebee said. ñ The governor and his team have gone above and beyond with $825,200 in state aid to get this firehouse built. We are grateful to him and his staff.î ñ (Cuomo) has taken unprecedented steps to make sure that these communities could recover,î state Assemblyman Dan Stec said. ñ His commitment to our communities to help us out when we needed it the most is something that should be commended.î CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Concerts set in three towns

E L I Z A B E T H TO W N „ A trio of towns will have music ringing through the air as each begins their summer concert series. In Jay, the summer concert series begins Saturday, July 6, with the Too Tall String Band opening the Jay Entertainment and Music Society (JEMS) summer concert series, which will be held at the Jay Village Green at 6:30 p.m., with a weather site at the Amos and Julia Ward Theater. CONTINUED ON PAGE 13











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Qigong in Colonial Gardens

ELIZABETHTOWN „ Experience Vitality Enhancement Qigong with Courtney Anderson and Brian Trzaskos in the Colonial Garden at the Adirondack History Center Museum on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. from July 9 to Aug. 13. Courtney and Brian from Ascent Wellness in Essex are offering a free demonstration and they are available for questions on Friday, July 5, at 11 a.m. at the Adirondack History Center Museum. Sign up for the summer Qigong classes at the museum following the free demonstration. The cost is $12 per class or $75 for the full six weeks.

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ELIZABETHTOWN „ The Pleasant Valley Quilters will meet July 9 at 7 p.m. in the Elizabethtown Community Hospital conference room. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call 873-2652.

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Willsboro’s Audrey Dickerson reflects on a century of life By Keith Lobdell WILLSBORO „ Audrey ñ Audeyî Dickerson went to the 2013 commencement ceremonies at Willsboro Central School thinking that it was members of her family who would be the center of attention. Instead, Superintendent Stephen Broadwell opened the ceremony recognizing her for being able to come to the Willsboro commencement 80 years after she had made the same walk to receive her diploma. Dickerson, the Class of 1933 grad, turned 100 on July 1 and remembered back to her days riding from Reber to Willsboro to get to school. “We didn’t have a school bus the first year that I went to high school,î Dickerson said. ñ I would catch a ride to school on MasonÍ s milk truck.î Dickerson went to elementary and middle school in Reber, where there were the two schools when she was growing up. ñ It is a lot different now,î Dickerson said. ñ I think that Willsboro has a really good school, but I do not think the kids appreciate sometimes just how much better it is now for them.î One of the areas that makes school better for youth is the extracurricular activities. ñ Today the kids have the opportunity to play almost every sport they want to,î she said. ñ There were no sports when I went to school. It was all town teams.î

Growing up

Dickerson was the second of nine children in her home, one of three girls who shared the house with six brothers. The kicker: only one rest room. ñ When you live in a house with six brothers and only one bathroom, you did not have much privacy,î she said. Dickerson said she remembered coupons that her grandmother would give to the family during the Great Depression. ñ My brother went down south to work for G.E., and he would also send me coupons to buy stockings,î she said. Dickerson also said that while Reber was a quiet town back then, there were times when the roar of car engines would frighten her. ñ The dirt roads in Reber were connected to the mountains,î she said. ñ Every now and again, you would have the rum runners come through town during prohibition. You could hear those big engines „ they were roaring. I would climb up the highest bank I could find and hide from them until they went away.î

Audrey the Riveter

After high school, Dickerson got a job working for G.E. in Buffalo for one year on the assembly lines for military equipment during World War II. ñ I worked on the gun mounts that they would

put into the airplanes,î she said. ñ I would have to soak the mounts in hot oil and stand there for minutes to make sure that everything was coated. I also had to work on a drill press and I can still see that thing go around and around.î After that, she continued to work for G.E., but moved to Schenectady, where she spent 35 years in the accounting department before retiring and living in Scotia until 1997, when she decided to return to her hometown area. ñ When I left, there was no money or anything that you could really build on here at the time, and a lot of siblings worked at G.E.,î she said. ñ Most of my family was up here in 1997 and that is when I wanted to come back.î

Making a century

Dickerson said her main key to living through her first century of life was one that many kids may know from the movie, ñ Finding Nemo.î ñ Just keep moving,î she said (the movie line is, ñ just keep swimmingî ). ñ DonÍ t just sit and wait for someone else to tell you what to do. I have always been walking and will continue to do so. You do not have to do a lot, but just do something.î Another thing she has continued to do is drive, although her trip distances have become somewhat limited.

Audrey “Audey” Dickerson is recognized during the Willsboro Central graduation. Photo by Keith Lobdell ñ I still drive, and I have never had a ticket,î she said, ñ not because I didnÍ t deserve one ƒ î Dickerson also said that she stayed away from smoking, drank in moderation, and eats a proper diet. And she has never really bought into the expression, “time flies.” ñ You donÍ t even really think about the time,î she said. ñ I never saw it as going by fast. I just kept moving.î



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Helen DeChant • 873-9279 /

hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July! ItÍ s that time of year again, Families FirstÍ s Annual $10,000 Raffle! Tickets are on sale now, $20 each, with a maximum of 1200 tickets sold. The drawing will be held on E-town Day, July 20. Call 873-9544 or contact any board member to purchase your ticket. On Friday, July 5, at 11 a.m., the Adirondack History Museum along with Ascent Wellness of Essex are offering a free demonstration of Qigong, a Chinese wellness program of gentle movement, breathing techniques and meditation. No experience is necessary, no strenuous or vigorous movements, and itÍ s appropriate for all fitness levels. Courtney Anderson and Brian Trzaskos will be presenting a sample of the class that will be offered for 6 weeks on Tuesday evenings beginning, July 9, through Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Colonial Gardens at the Museum from 5 until 6 p.m.. The cost of the class is $12 each session or $75 for all six weeks. For more details email Brian or Courtney at St. ElizabethÍ s Church is hosting a slide show presentation in their parish hall on Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. by CATS, Cham-



ell one half or 2013 is now behind us and much more exciting things are ahead. It is exciting to me that we now have two women in our community that are 100 years old and still living in their own homes, there must be something good around here to have people live this long. The Ecumenical Vacation Bible School was very successful and there was a lot of energy floating around. It had a western theme and every child got a western hat to remind them of their good time. We are most grateful for all the adults and teens that assisted to make this week possible. Now the children can move on to the Summer Youth Program at Noblewood park. That is a six week program and it starts this next week. There is a wide assortment of programs be sponsored by the Paine Library. Essex community also continues to have their summer music concerts and as usual they do a great job with the Fourth of July celebration. The Heritage Museum had their opening this past weekend and they are featuring exhibits that tell how important the Forest and Forest products have been to our community over the years. Ron Bruno also gave a great history talk on this same subject. They really need volunteers to help them stay open for Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., along with Friday and Saturday, two



ou probably received a letter from Ambulance Squad Captain Ben Sudduth the other day asking you to contribute to our effort to buy a second power stretcher to replace our old one, which has to be raised and lowered manually. Please take the time to sit down and make out a check. This is an important piece of equipment and it will help us serve you better. Why a second stretcher? Well, we have two ambulances, which is sort of a bare minimum, since you never know when one will be ñ out of serviceî when a call comes in. Actually, ñ out of serviceî means in service, since that means that itÍ s out on a call. Not only do we respond to calls in Westport, but we also are often called out on ñ mutual aidî to neighboring communities. So say we get a call at 9:30 p.m. to assist our friends in Port Henry or Elizabethtown. We assemble a crew and take the first rig out to respond. Your average mutual aid call takes at least a couple of hours. And say at 10:30 p.m., before weÍ re back, Uncle Joe slips in the bathroom and goes down hard, hurting his leg and

plain Area Trails, Executive Director Chris Maron, illustrating the natural communities found in our local environment. Following the slide show, Chris will lead a 45-minute easy hike on the Black Kettle Trail, for those interested in seeing first hand, the variations of plants and wildlife as presented in the show. This hike is free, wear comfortable clothing, shoes, and bring drinking water. The Elizabeth Lawrence Lecture series begins on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m., with the first lecture featuring naturalist David Thomas-Train speaking on ñ Fire Towers of the Adirondacks.” He will present early fire tower history and current fire tower issues of removal, retention, and restoration. Reservations are recommended, call 873-6466 or email The lectures are $5 for members, $8 for non-members, $30 for the full series, reserve your place. If you are interested in having your E-town Weekend Yard Sale listed on the freemap, reserve your spot by Monday, July 15. Call the Town Hall at 873-6555. Maps will be available at Champlain National Bank, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union and the Town Hall on Thursday, July 18. Pick them up and pass them out!

Janice Allen • 963-8912 • shifts of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., only three hours of your time well spent and the exhibits are well labeled and thus a volunteer mostly just needs to be there, contact Charlie Lustig at 963-7789 or Ron Bruno at 963-4284 and sign up if available. Looks like some of the residents are moving in to the newly opened Senior Center, this is also very exciting, I understand that they are still willing to give interested persons a tour of the building just stop in and ask. DonÍ t forget that the Willsboro United Methodist Church July Public supper will be on Wednesday, July 10, serving Pot Roast and all the usual fixings and pie for desert, they start serving at 4:30 p.m. and best you come the early supper hours as they tend to have large crowds and sell out by 6:30 p.m. or so. I also noted that the Willsboro Bowling lanes keep offering interesting things to do for fun, watch their sign. Our deepest sympathy to the McKenna Family on the recent death of their son. Happy Birthday to: Lucille Little July 6, Herb Longware July 7, Sarah Sayward July 8, Lee Sloper July 8, Taylor Crowningshield July 8, Colleen Blanchard July 8, Austin Strong July 8, Gail Mitchell July 9, Stephanie Lylis July 11, Peter Feeley July 12. Happy Anniversary to Bruce & Martha Lacey July 8, Beth & Brian Whalen July 9.

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his back, and also hitting his head on the sink. You call 911 and our pagers go off again„ itÍ s a second call, right here in town. We assemble another crew and come to Uncle JoeÍ s house. Of course, all those Thanksgiving dinners over the years mean that Uncle Joe is no longer the svelte specimen of his high school years. We get to his house and tend to his injuries. His vitals are stable but weÍ re a little worried about that bump on the noggin. And seeing that heÍ s such a big guy, weÍ ve decided weÍ d better have dispatch activate the pagers again for lifting assistance. ItÍ s going to be really hard to get him on the stretcher and then to raise the stretcher into the rig. This time we page not only the squad members but also the fire departmentƒ .the upshot is, this is not the time when you, Uncle JoeÍ s loved one, want to him to be lying on an antiquated manual stretcher. WeÍ ll have an ambulance out during the Independence Day celebrations and would be very happy to show you how the stretcher works. Meantime, please take the time to support us. Thanks.

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he NCSPCA is pleased to announce the selection of Jessica Hartley as its new Executive Director. Hartley will take over full-time at the new Frances Miller Adoption Center in Elizabethtown on July 1. Hartley has worked as a consultant for the past three years on the NCSPCAÍ s capital campaign, as well as served on the Board of Directors. Her resume includes more than 10 years of experience in non-profit development and management for a variety of organizations, from small, community-based start-ups to large, nationally-recognized charities. Most recently, Hartley managed the direct marketing programs for organizations such as the March of Dimes, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and ChildrenÍ s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Hartley is a graduate of Williams College where she studied psychology. Hartley will focus on finding new ways to fully develop the potential of our new shelter and has plans to expand programming, outreach and collaborative efforts with other animal welfare organizations. ñ This is a tremendous opportunity not only for me, but for the entire community,î says Hartley. ñ The potential for the NCSPCA to become a beacon for modern, no-kill animal sheltering is truly remarkable. I look forward to working with our staff, the Board and the community to build an organization that will improve the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals in Essex County and beyond.î The public is invited to come by the new Frances Miller Adoption Center and meet



hursday, July 4, members and veterans of the North Country Honor Flight will be in the Parade in Plattsburgh. If you get a chance head out to cheer them. With the new month we also have the first Friday of the month so donÍ t forget the free family fun movie at the ElkÍ s lodge, Snacks can be purchased starting at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start once it is dark enough. The childrenÍ s summer reading program for six to ten year-olds will start this coming Monday July 8 and will continue every Monday in July starting at 10 a.m. This yearÍ s theme is ñ Dig into Reading,î with topics including ñ the dirt on dirt,î ñ how dirt is useful,î ñ dirt movers,î and ñ Under the Earth.î The program is free and always a lot of fun. Also July 8 marks an Art show and sale featuring the photographs of Lynn Manning in a show entitled ñ Room for Views,î which runs from July 8 through Aug. 8 with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday July 11. Art shows at the library are always wonderful and very much worth a visit.



ext Tuesday, July 9, the Essex Town Board will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. at the town hall to discuss the hamlet water project. The current cost estimate is a little more than $3 million. The hamlet currently draws water from the lake, an abundant supply but expensive to filter properly. Well water is preferred, as itÍ s much cheaper to make potable. Birds-foot trefoil is an invasive plant, but one thatÍ s so benevolent itÍ s hard to not like. It flowers from June into September with rich yellow low growing blooms, and lives quite well along sandy roadsides. It looks stunning when mixed with red clover, also a non-native, and purple vetch. It has a light honey-like aroma but in the language of flowers it represents revenge. The Bible, Shakespeare and more modern writers and artists attribute traits to various flowers, the most familiar to us being roses and romantic love. In Victorian times, bouquets and arrangements had specific messages, so one would probably not want to receive birds-foot trefoil.

Kathy L. Wilcox • 873-5000

Hartley during regular open hours or during the NCSPCAÍ s Grand Opening celebration on July 20, from 12 to 6 p.m. We are excited to welcome Jessica as our new Executive Director! Our featured pet this week is Frazier, a Boxer-mix who is a happy go lucky guy with tons of energy. This handsome fellow needs an active family who can keep him busy. He enjoys the company of other dogs and really likes the ladies. Although Frazier is a mixed breed, he definitely has the Boxer personality and good looks. His huge, soulful brown eyes are almost impossible to resist. Frazier loves to play any kind of games you can think of and just wants to be everyoneÍ s best friend! Although he needs a little help with his manners and can be a little ñ rough around the edgesî , he is an intelligent pooch and he is learning quickly with the attention of shelter staff and volunteers. If you love the Boxer breed please stop by our shelter and meet this all-around great guy.

Kyle Page • With the over saturation of the ground weÍ ve been having a lot of fun dealing with little ants in our house. Slowly but surely the ants - and my wallet, as good pesticides arenÍ t cheap - are losing the battle. While I was mowing during a rare break between storms I even saw a small toad in my backyard. I also had a spectacular view of a pair of beautiful hawks swirling around in the sky looking for their next meal. My feeder has been active with cardinals, blue jays, pigeons, morning doves, starlings, and even an adorable little red squirrel and bigger grey squirrel as well as a chipmunk. I was very glad to see a chipmunk as I seem to have inherited two neighborhood cats and havenÍ t seen much of the little guys since the cats have been around the yard. Along Route 9N IÍ ve come across deer and rabbits several times as I think the flooding waters has pushed them out a bit. Even with the ants I wouldnÍ t trade living in an area with so much abundant wildlife right in our backyard. Enjoy.

Rob Ivy •

In the same way we describe the size of hail stones in terms of sports balls and tumor size in terms of fruit, the term heirloom is used for vegetables and heritage applies to animals. There are heirloom tomatoes and heritage breeds of pigs, but never the other way around, with heirloom hens or heritage eggplant. Another pair of words shows the same kind of use: artisanal and craft. Artisanal commonly refers to cheese, while craft refers to beer. Neither adjective carries much weight, other than to mean not mass produced. While IÍ m at it, the noun coast means where land meets salt water. For fresh water, describing that juncture as shore or lake shore works just fine. Finally, for restaurants to say a menu item is house-made is more accurate than home-made, and probably tastes just as good. On the farm, a big success in this so far difficult year has been transplanted sweet corn. In size, it has a big jump on the seeded corn, and has managed to stay ahead of the weeds better. IÍ m looking forward to trying some ears next month.

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Local high school students learn the medical field at ECH By Laura Achouatte ELIZABETHTOWN „ Elizabethtown Community Hospital partnered with Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, to host area students in their annual MedQuest Camp, also called MASH (Medical Academy of Science and Health) Camp, last week. Six students, ranging from the ages 14 to 17 from Moriah, Willsboro and North Hudson, took part in this two-day presentation, tour and first-hand experiences to learn what to expect in the many areas of health care careers. ñ Students can be surprised by what they learn,î Julie Tromblee, RN, and Director of Patient Services at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, said. ñ The program introduces students to KHDOW KFDUHFDUHHUV E\ RIIHULQJ SUDFW LFDOLQVLJ KW W KHVHVW XGHQW V are witness to whatÍ s happening in the hospital. Often, that gives a very different perspective than what they might imagine.î Hudson Valley AHEC, located in Queensbury, partners with many area health facilities dispersed throughout 10 counties, from Albany to Essex, to educate and guide high school students whose prospects involve health careers. AHEC provides programs beyond MedQuest Camp which include job shadowing, scholarships, and the New Visions program. ñ AHEC helps shape the future view. It helps students see the job from the other side and gives insight to things that students might not have known,î Matt Baker, representative of Hudson Valley AHEC and educator, said. ñ And, at ECH, the profession-





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Morgan Meachem lies on the CT scanner bed at Elizabethtown Community Hospital while Jordan Speshock and Taylor Sprague move the bed back and forth. Suzanne Denton, CT technologist, provides information and instruction about the process. als are outstanding here.î Students rotated through the different departments of the hospital„ pharmacy, radiology, nursing, physical therapy, the lab and the emergency room„ to ñ shadowî hospital staff who took time to explain exactly what they do as part of their jobs.

ñ ECH staff loves interacting with students and answering questions in regard to their career choice,î Jane Hooper, Director of Community Relations at ECH, said. ñ Many staff members comment about the professional benefit that it also provides. Even a seasoned professional must really change his or her perspective and reassess their task at hand when they are also working to explain it to someone; they end up looking at the specific, tactical aspects of their jobs differently and through a fresh perspective.î MedQuest, or MASH Camp, provides to area students the opportunity to learn what health professionals do each day. By participating in and observing clinical activities, that highlight those various career opportunities, students learn about the educational requirements, skills, typical job duties and personal qualities of specific health professionals. Involvement in MedQuest also increases student awareness and understanding of the hospital setting and structure. ñ I joined (MASH camp) to get a feel for it,î student Morgan Meachem said. ñ My mother works at ECH and I think I would like to do something in radiology. I might go to Hudson ValleyÍ s School of Radiology. I really am nervous because I donÍ t know what to expect. But, my goal is to help people.


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ew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was ecstatic last week, announcing that the cityÍ s population had swollen to an all-time high of 8,336,697 as of mid-2012 Census Bureau estimates. ñ ThereÍ s no better indication of the strength of our city than a record high population and a net population influx,” crowed Bloomberg. “People are voting with their feet.î I donÍ t mind a little civic boosterism from time to time, but not when it represents a toxic failure to balance multiple values. For 11 years now, this mayor „ whom the docile New York press corps often portrays as a refined and elegant patron of the arts „ has acted based on a crude, one-dimensional philosophy: bigger is better. In general, the mayor remains completely dissociated from the many negative consequences already arising from the cityÍ s population ñ boom,î let alone those that would plague us if the Bloomberg administrationÍ s 2006 projection of the cityÍ s population in 2030 (9.1 million) were realized. As a life-long New Yorker, IÍ m not looking for a quiet, rural retreat. But I donÍ t think that city life is supposed to generate an unrelieved state of crowding and noise. And, you canÍ t walk in popular New York City neighborhoods, take the subway, or drive a car without realizing very quickly that life here is distinctly more crowded and noisy than it was just 10 years ago. Very simply, packing more people into this city creates a variety of intensifying pressures. Were there sufficient political will, some of these pressures could be resolved with policy changes: greater funding for mass transit, for example (the mayorÍ s sensible but unsuccessful effort to implement congestion pricing to reduce the number of cars streaming into Manhattan business districts would have helped, too). But political will has long been lacking, and, just as critically, many pressures of a growing population are not susceptible to resolution. Housing is Exhibit A. As landlords and developers have continued to get carte blanche to convert middle-class housing into luxury housing (and to build ultra-luxury housing often owned by those who donÍ t actually call New York their home), the housing crisis for middleand working-class New Yorkers has intensified throughout Mayor BloombergÍ s tenure. And that doesnÍ t even include the more than 50,000 New Yorkers who are homeless. What does population increase do? It makes that crisis worse, forcing even more people to chase fewer affordable apartments. That is not a supply-and-demand formula that is friendly to any families other than those who move in

Bloomberg circles and who can wall themselves off (at least until they find themselves in an emergency room, where, even at the cityÍ s best hospitals, staff is overwhelmed by „ population again „ an ever-growing number of people seeking their services). Take a look at parks. For anyone who is serious about the quality of urban life, the importance of adequate park space canÍ t be overstated. New York has well-known jewels in its park system, but the system as a whole not only lacks resources, it simply doesnÍ t provide enough park for each New Yorker. A growing New York population means that parkland per capita goes down (just at a moment when existing parkland is being eyed jealously for its potential housing development potential). And what about schools? Some current problems (including the problem of overcrowding) would be mitigated if New York State complied with a court decision that stated the state needed to remedy the funding formula by which it historically shortchanged New York City schools. But, with or without that help, large numbers of new students in a still-growing city would almost certainly overtax the best-faith efforts to recognize and overcome the enormous existing problems of the cityÍ s school system, even were such efforts brought to bear. It really is quite striking: this globe-trotting mayor has seemingly never thought about (let alone has caused to be studied) the public health consequences of a growing New York City population. Nor has he examined any alternatives to his vision: How could a stable population not only sustain New York City, but also help it thrive for more of its residents than it has in the past? How could smaller be better? How could we cooperate with neighboring jurisdictions instead of just beating our chest as the biggest and best? And he has apparently failed to do so even though he often does take a public health perspective in other contexts. The Bloomberg administration, for example, recently unveiled a new public education campaign targeting teen pregnancy, and defended that controversial but factually accurate campaign on the grounds that it sends an important message that ñ teen pregnancy has consequences „ and those consequences are extremely negative, life-altering, and most often disproportionately borne by young women.î Broader population trends, too, can be extremely negative, city altering, and disproportionately borne by those with the least resources. -Craig Gurian, Remapping Debate

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his past week, we celcess to vote. In 1866, Congress ebrated our nationÍ s passed a civil rights bill grantindependence and the ing citizenship to anyone born adoption of the Declaration of in the U.S. ƒ except Native Independence on July 4, 1776. Americans. It took until 1920 ItÍ s a week of picnics, parades, for women to earn the right a night of concerts and fireto vote. It was 1924 before Naworks, and a reason to fly the tive Americans were declared American flag. But what does citizens and 1944 before they ñ independenceî really mean could vote in an open elecin todayÍ s ever-changing and tion. Today, human rights that Dan Alexander fast-paced world? would seem common sense Thoughts from The freedoms we enjoy totook years to accomplish and Behind the Pressline day continue to be reaffirmed for attitudes to change. Is it a and renewed as our nation fear of the unknown, bias or evolves and redefines the word “indepen- simply that the next generation sees things dence.î But like most things in this country, differently than those who may have lived there always seems to be more than one side through an experience? to its definition. Take a look at Food Network star Paula Is independence merely the fact that we Dean, attempting to explain actions taken 50 control our own borders and are not gov- years ago when attitudes were very differerned by a foreign nation, or is independence ent than today. By todayÍ s standards itÍ s unmore about the freedoms provided by the thinkable to justify those actions, but it was Constitution and the Bill of Rights through very different 50 years ago. our society and culture? While the U.S. is far If history has proven anything, it has from perfect, our nation is still envied around been that new freedoms donÍ t get accepted the world as thousands flock to our borders by society with the same open arms that we annually and nations around the globe at- profess to celebrate on July 4. Something, tempt to emulate whatÍ s been created here. so offensive to many of us, as burning the As a nation of free people, the definitions American flag, is a freedom we must all be of ñ freedomî and ñ independenceî will con- willing to accept and defend. tinue to seek new limits. Last week, the SuLetÍ s face it, we all want control over preme Court affirmed gay and lesbian cou- our lives, actions and property. While your ples the legal right to marry by striking down elected officials legislate what freedoms we the Defense of Marriage Act. While many ap- can exercise and what we are not free to do, plaud that legislation, others are outraged at itÍ s our culture, over time, that resolves these the actions of our elected officials. inequities within our borders and seeks to Other major issues around the nation in provide a level playing field, but it does take the midst of refinement include late-term time for these changes to take root. abortions, votersÍ rights and immigration. So when youÍ re celebrating this indepenWhatÍ s considered free to one person can dence weekend or watching a magnificent easily be considered offensive or criminal to fireworks display, remember that freedom another person. Public opinion and political is as much about your personal freedoms as correctness aside, this new-found freedom it is about tolerance, understanding and rewill be forced to undergo the test of time. spect for others who long to be free. Life is Throughout history, weÍ ve seen changes in so short and fleeting, is it worth fighting and our freedoms. In the 1920s, the government stressing out today over something that in a outlawed the manufacture, sale, and trans- few years may end up being considered comportation of liquor. It led to the first and only monplace? LetÍ s make certain the battles we time an amendment to the U.S. Constitution wage are in the defense of freedom and not was repealed, 13 years later. While President just the opposition to change. Lincoln freed the slaves in 1863, which gave Dan Alexander is Publisher and CEO of Denthem the right to vote, few made it to the ton Publications. He may be reached at dan@ polls as whites found ways to limit their ac-


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Letters to the Editor

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Thoughts on meeting

Taxes on taxes

To the Valley News: The Advertisement Booklet for 23rd Annual Slow Pitch Tournament (Hosted by the Au Sable Forks Volunteer Fire Department) is completed and will be ready for distribution from July 19 through July 21 at the Billy Mitchell Memorial Field. On behalf of the Au Sable Forks Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to thank the generous North Country residents (as well as natives of the area who moved out-of-state) and businesses for so kindly sponsoring an ad in the annual Booklet that will be viewed by an abundance of dedicated fans during this fun-filled three-day community event. I am very pleased to announce that your continued sponsorship has allowed me to exceed my set goal by over the amount of $1,500. Proceeds generated from the advertisement Booklet will be disbursed to assist the Fire Department with fire and rescue equipment, fire prevention programs, Christmas dinner at the fire station, Annual Christmas in the Forks holiday event and a Christmas movie for children and family to enjoy at the Hollywood Theatre. In conclusion, I wish to extend my gratitude to the Au Sable Forks Volunteer Fire Department for inviting me to coordinate the advertisement solicitation for the Booklet. ItÍ s truly been an honor to work with department members in making the program a huge success. If you missed placing your Ad in this Booklet or the one for the annual Fast Pitch Tournament this year, please keep in mind that the Upper Jay Fire Department will be producing a Booklet to disburse to Oozeball fans Aug. 10-11. And, I have graciously accepted the invitation from the Holy Name Parish to coordinate their Annual Labor Day Celebration Booklet and look forward to the continued support. Again, thank you for your continued sponsorship and community support toward annual events. Cookie Kurz Softball Committee Au Sable Forks Volunteer Fire Department 23rd Annual Slow Pitch Tournament Au Sable Forks

To the Valley News: I attended a meeting between the Elizabethtown council and the planning board where the council would be briefed on the new comprehensive plan. What got my attention was when a woman from New Russia stated that she inserted ñ malfunction junction,î as a topic in the new plan.I have suspected that individuals on the board inputted their own personal agendas and did not stick to the townpeoples inputs from the survey. Thinking that she was a civil engineer and knew a better way to do that intersection, I waited for input. What we got was the moderator telling us that ñ circlesî were the new thing. Nothing on costs or statistics of accidents as they certainly would be the driving factors. Before the meeting started Bruce Pushee, ñ planning board leader,î asked me where I was from. I answered but wondered why he did not ask the members of his board. I moved here as I liked the town and people and certainly did not want to change the culture and cannot understand why other folks that move here want to change that. Most would assume that trying to assimilate and not changing the town would be the drive of new folks. If some want to make another Essex we should know that and be able to vote on that. I was told by a member of the town council that as an ñ implant,î I should not be on a town board. Did he tell the planning board members the same thing? The worthiness of a comp. plan was explained as giving us a leg up on other towns that do not have a plan. Unfortunately, many towns have plans and get the same leg up. If 33 percent of other towns have a comp plan then we lost our theoretical advantage over a third of the towns. A lot of money for what? Most plans lose their value in less than two years. How many of you town people know what was in the old town plan? Things change and a vigorous town council will keep the town abreast and updated. Study the present town zoning and you will see that no one kept it up to date or useful. Bill Hubschman Elizabethtown

To the Valley News: Here we go again; the children have their hands in the cookie jar. Our intrepid Board of Supervisors and the only qualified person to be County Manager have come up with two new tax proposals. The first is a tax on a tax, but they have never seen a tax they could not spend. During the discussion on imposing the vehicle registration tax, we get to hear the depth of thought and intelligence of the Board. One supervisor says that we should impose the tax because everyone else does (lemmings?). The other says that the tax would be a step towards decreasing the tax OHY\ GHFUHDVH" 7 KH &RXQW \ Manager then makes the mistake of speaking the truth saying ñ I think that this is a way to generate more revenue, I do not think that this is something we are doing to replace lost revenue.î All of the Supervisors are saying that it will be used for infrastructure, how many roads will be paved each year for $150,000? The second cookie they are trying to pull from the cookie jar is the one-quarter percent increase in the sales tax, because everyone else is doing it. That logic is again overwhelming. The County Manager again says that it will pay for public services as (sic) road improvements, jail operations and Medicaid. How many new sources are we going to find for road improvements and paying for the jail that was supposed to pay for itself? At no time in all of this discussion is it ever heard that the property tax levy will be decreased. When all of these new taxes are collected, they will be immediately spent and the property tax levy will increase yearly. Taxes will never go down, that is an anathema to politicians. George King Westport

Library to hold book sale

Glennon, Krester to speak

Falcon Open to be held

WESTPORT „ The Westport Library book sale will be held from July 4 through July 6, with a First View on Wednesday, July 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. A $15 donation per person is requested for First View. In addition to the first choice of the books First Viewers enjoy champagne strawberries and other delicacies and the music of Russ Bailey on his guitar. Special titles this year include an astonishing collection of military books ranging in subject from Napoleon, the Civil War and World War I and II. Many of these books are hard to find titles and include wonderful and detailed maps. Most prominent in the collection is Cannae 1931 (first American printing) by Count Alfred von Schlieffen. The library is also proud to offer books on the 1936 Olympics and many dazzling books on art, music, nature, the Adirondacks and more. The sale runs from July 4 through July 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On July 6, they will be open late in conjunction with the Town of WestportÍ s parade and fireworks celebration. For more information check the libraryÍ s website or call 962-8219.

Alumni swim meet planned

CLINTONVILLE „ AuSable Valley Central School will be holding an Alumni Swimming Meet and barbecue on Saturday, July 6. Former swimmers and coaches from the 1970s, Í 80s, Í 90s, and 2000s are invited to take part in celebrating the 40th anniversary of AuSable Valley swimming. For more information, please contact Mike McCormick (mmccormick@ or Andy Johnson (

Fun run series scheduled

CLINTONVILLE „ The 2013 AuSable Valley Fun Runs have been scheduled as a six night series of races for all ages and ability levels sponsored by the Au Sable Forks and Keeseville Youth Commissions. All are welcome. Distances are a quarter-mile (suggested for ages 3-5), half-mile (ages 6-8), one mile and 3.1 miles. Races will be held Monday nights starting July 8, and ending Aug. 12. Races start at 6 p.m., and registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Each night at the AuSable Valley Middle School/ High School, 1273 NYS Route 9N, Clintonville, NY 12924. Free T-shirts will be available for those that participate in four or more of the nights. The races will take place rain or shine. Contact Sean Ganter at 593-6021 or follow on for more information.

KEENE VALLEY „ Keene Valley LibraryÍ s Summer Lecture Series begins on Monday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation by research partners Michale Glennon and Heidi Kretser of Saranac Lake. Both are PhD scientists in the Adirondack Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a global organization working to save wildlife and wild places through science-based solutions that benefit both nature and humanity. In the Adirondacks, WCS takes a community-based approach to the protection of our iconic wildlife species and rural communities and provides research and information on issues such as climate change and residential development. The Keene Valley Library is located at 1796 NYS Route 73, Keene Valley. Admission is free. For more information, call the Library at 5764335.

ELIZABETHTOWN „ The Merlin Falcon Open will be held on Sunday, July 14, at the Cobble Hill Golf Course in Elizabethtown with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This two-person scramble is open to all and teams will be pre-flighted into three separate flights. Men and Women are encouraged to participate. Please provide your average 18-hole score when registering. Prizes will be awarded to the first two-place teams in each flight. There will be three closest-to-thepin prizes and a putting contest to win a 32inch HD television. Participants will be served a barbecue steak dinner following play. Cost is $65 per player and includes golf, all prizes and contests, and dinner. Cart fees are extra. To register, you may contact Kevin McKee at 873-2520 (home), 563-5230 (work), email:, or pick up an entry form at the Cobble Hill Golf Course.

Paine Memorial golf event set

Town to hold special meeting

WILLSBORO „ The 17th annual Paine Memorial Golf Scramble will be held this year on July 13 at the Willsboro Golf Club on Point Road in Willsboro. Tee Times will be at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. A $50 registration fee covers 18 holes of golf, cart, food and drink all day and prizes. The team formats will be men, women and true mixed (two men and two women). To take part in the day by reserving a spot, call the Willsboro Golf Club at 963-8989.

Westport school board to meet

WESTPORT „ The Westport Central School District Board of Education will hold its annual reorganizational and regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 11, at 4 p.m. in the Superintendent’s office. Agenda items include election of officers, appointments and any other business that may come before the board. All board of education meetings are open to the public.

Wolves topic on historical society

WILMINGTON„ The Wilmington Historical Society will present a program, ñ Wolves, Dogs and Coy Wolves: An Evolutionary History,î with Steve Hall as the speaker, to be held on Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at the Wilmington Community Center. Hall runs the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center on Springfield Road in Wilmington with his wife, Wendy. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Country Bear Bakery in Wilmington. For further information, contact the Wilmington Historical Society at 420-8370.

ELIZABETHTOWN „ The Town Board of Elizabethtown will hold a Special Meeting to discuss and vote on the state requirement regarding ñ Notice of Claim.î The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday July 5, in the Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

Library program scheduled

KEESEVILLE „ The Keeseville Free Library would like to invite all young readers ages 6-10 to join our summer reading program. This yearÍ s theme is, ñ Dig Into Reading.î Topics this year include: ñ The Dirt on Dirt,î ñ How is Dirt Useful,î ñ Dirt Movers,î and ñ Under the Earth.î The program is Mondays in July starting July 8 at 10 a.m. at the library. The program is free and available to all children. For more information, call the library at 834-9054.

School board to meet

ELIZABETHTOWN„ The ElizabethtownLewis Central School Board of Education will hold its reorganizational meeting at 6 p.m. July 9 in the conference room with the regular meeting to immediately follow. There may be possible video or phone conferencing by a board member. All are welcome.


here was a time not too long ago when it was possible to work your way through college with only minimal loans at the completion of your degree. I know this to be true because I was able to do this as were many of my contemporaries. There were also many more state and federal financial supports than there are now in the way of grants. In addition to rising college costs, American median household income has declined to compound the difficulty in financing a college education. The convergence of these developments has contributed By Scot Hurlburt to a gathering financial storm that may soon begin to dampen the economic fires that have been lifting the national economy. There seems to be little hope that there will be a reinvestment by states in higher education any time soon, instead, students and families will be expected to shoulder even more expense going forward. This ï new normalÍ could also further imperil the economy as college graduates delay making major purchases such as new cars, homes or other major purchases as they begin to pay off college loans that in some instances are over $100,000 and climbing as interest piles up. In 2001, state and local per full time student support reached their zenith at $8,670.00. Currently student support per full time student is $5,896.00. Colleges seem to be ignorant of these nationwide developments as tuition continues to increase at unsustainable rates. Over the last ten years community college expense has risen by 40 percent while tuition at a four year public college has increased by 68 percent. In that same decade, median household income fell by almost 10 percent as more Americans suffered under the recession or economic malaise. Now, there are more Americans living in poverty than at any other time since accurate records have been maintained. According to some sources, the aggregate of all student loans is approaching one trillion dollars. The households with the lowest incomes are shouldering the most debt as families in the lowest income quintile at 24 percent are over twice that of any other income quintile. To compound the difficulty, many college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. In 2013, the Center for College Affordability and Productivity found that 48 percent of college graduates are employed in jobs where a college degree is not required and 38 percent are employed where a high school diploma is not required. For example, in 1970, 1 percent of taxi drivers had college degrees now 15 percent do. One need not be an accountant to surmise what is and will continue to happen; students are defaulting on their college loans. In 2004, the rate of college debt default was 9 percent, today that rate has risen to 17 percent and many indicators suggest that the default rate could rise to over 50 percent. On July 1, the interest rate on student loans is scheduled to return to 6.8 percent if congress does not act to keep interest rates lower. Senator Elizabeth Warren has suggested that college students should be allowed to borrow money at the rate that big banks borrow it at from the Federal Reserve, 0.75 percent. Warren suggested that investing in those large banks is no more important than investing in the minds that will lead the nation one day. If there is no relief for college students fewer students will attend a university just as it was many years ago. There was a time in America where only the affluent could attend college because they were the only ones that could afford it. If this is the course that develops I am afraid that our country will pay a heavy price for this decision. In the early seventies, if I am recalling it correctly, there were a variety of television commercials in support of funding African American college students; I believe the tag line was, ñ a mind is a terrible thing to waste.î Perhaps those commercials will resurface again, not in support of a particular disadvantaged group but rather all Americans who cannot pay for college out of pocket. I hope that I am wrong and that the government will provide relief to students and their families just as it did for the major corporations that received a bailout. It is difficult to imagine that our political leadership will allow our country to take what would be a giant step backward. Remember, all kids count.

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Mountaineer to host Fly Fishing Festival KEENE VALLEY „ The Mountaineer is excited to host the First Annual Adirondack Fly Fishing Festival on Saturday, July 13. The Adirondacks are home to some of the nation’s best fly fishing, and this festival will give anglers of all abilities the chance to hone their skills and demo new equipment on our beautiful local waters. Free ECHO rod demos, free casting clinics led by local guide Ken Kalil, and local fly tier demonstrations will take place all day at The Mountaineer from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. No registration is required for the free demos and clinics - just show up ready to have a good time! Those looking for more in-depth instruction can register for the all-day Fly Fishing School led by local guide and Federal of Fly Fishers Casting Instructor Stan Oliva. Stan will cover the basics of equipment, fly selection and fishing knots. Half of the day will be spent in the classroom and half will be spent outside

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Adirondack Museum to host annual firetower exploration program

practicing casting techniques, including the overhead cast, false cast and roll cast. Pre-registration is required for the Fly Fishing School. The price for this full-day of instruction is $100. More detailed registration information is available The Festival will cap off with a fly fishing film and reception at the Keene Arts Playhouse, located on Route 73 in Keene (between StewartÍ s and Town Hall). DonÍ t miss the screening of ñ SOULFISH 2,î by Mikey Wier, a Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador. Tickets are $10 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Au Sable and Boquet River Associations. Refreshments will be provided. There will also be a raffle of gear provided by our sponsors, including Patagonia, The Drake, Loon Outdoors, ECHO, Cortland, Ex Officio and Chota. For more information, contact Vinny McClelland ( or Holly Blanchard (holly@mountaineer. com).

ELIZABETHTOWN „ The Adirondack History Center Museum announces three dates for the Adirondack Fire Tower Exploration Program: July 11, July 25 and August 17. Join naturalist David Thomas-Train for a full day of activities, or attend any portion of the day. The program begins at 10 a.m. with an orientation at the museum, a viewing of the museumÍ s fire tower exhibit and a climb up the museumÍ s fire tower. The morning session examines Adirondack fire tower history using the museumÍ s new expanded fire tower exhibit. Following the morning session, interested participants are invited to take a guided hike to the restored fire tower at Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in the nearby town of Chesterfield. Poke-OMoonshine hikers will learn about the natural history of Poke-O-Moonshine and its fire tower Í s role in protecting the surrounding forest. The mountainÍ s interpretive trail brochure and the restored ñ fire finderî map and interpretive photographic panels in the fire tower Í s cab provide further information for exploration. You may sign up for the fire tower orientation, the climb, or the full day. All are invited to the

morning session at 10 a.m. For the climb, hikers should be at least 14 years old and in shape for a sustained steep hike. Please bring food, plenty of water, and dress appropriately for hiking. The cost is $15 for the entire day or $5 to attend just the morning session. Reservations are required. Spaces for the hike are limited. The Adirondack History Center received an Education and Outreach Grant from the Champlain Valley National Historical Partnership to sponsor the series of classes and hikes focused on the historic role of Adirondack fire towers in forest stewardship. The fire tower education program is offered in cooperation with the Adirondack Fire Tower Association and the Friends of Poke-OMoonshine. Free sessions to learn about the museumÍ s fire tower also are available to summer youth groups in July and August. For further information about youth programs, contact the museum. The Adirondack History Center Museum is located at 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown. For more, call 873-6466, or email


Continued from page 1 ñ As we all sit in here, I am sure that we still have images in our head from that storm,î state Sen. Betty Little said. ñ I am very proud that we have had the governor here to help us through that time. This is a great firehouse that is very appropriate, very well done and a place that will serve the community well for many years to come.î ñ We have all been working together comprehensively to deliver to our constituents, and that is the kind of thing that you should demand from us in the future,î Congressman Bill Owens said. Members of the department also expressed their gratitude for the new facility. ñ It is with great pride and satisfaction that I am here to help celebrate the opening of this new building,î Chairman of the Keene Fire Commissioners Alan Carey said. ñ I am very ecstatic that this day has arrived,î Chief Jody Whitney said. ñ It has been a lot of hard work and the hard work has paid off in this fantastic building that would not have been possible without the assistance of so many, including the state and Gov. Cuomo.î

Assemblyman Dan Stec, Congressman Bill Owens, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Betty Little, Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee, Keene Volunteer Fire Department Board of Commissioners Chairman Alan Carey and Chief Jody Whitney cut the ribbon to the new firehose June 29. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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Essex Theatre Company opens 2013 with ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ By Keith Lobdell ESSEX „ A classic tale will get a modern twist as the summer season of the Essex Theatre Company raises the curtain July 12. The William Shakespeare classic, ñ Much Ado About Nothing,î will take to the stage at 7 that night, with additional performances at 7 p.m. July 13, 18, 19 and 20. There will also be a 2 p.m. show July 14 and a 5:30 p.m. curtain July 17. All shows will be at the Masonic Lodge in Essex. The play is directed by Emily Madan, who decided to take the classic story and put it into a modern pop-culture setting. ñ I have fallen in love with Members of the Essex Theatre Company’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” include, standing from the ridiculousness of reality left, Dana McLaughlin, Evan Fazziola, Ian Allardice, Matthew Hammons, Steven Hebert; seated from left, television, especially ï Keep- Sean Nihill, Paige Grickoski, Jill Mann, Cami Reviezzo. Not pictured are Sarah Cohen and Mark LaPoint. ing Up with the Kardasians,Í î for this season, according to Essex Theburgh State theater students, including Madan said. ñ When Shakespeare wrote Madan. Also joining the production atre Company President Kathy Popthis play, these people would have pino. are Erin Nihill as stage manager, Dana naturally been together. So we needed ñ The second will be ï Becky Shaw,Í McLaughlin, Evan Fazziola, Ian Allardto find a setting that would bring all of which will be held in August,î Popice, Jill Mann, Cami Riviezzo, Matthew these characters together in the same Hammons, Sean Nihill, Steven Hebert, pino said. ñ On July 26, we will have house, and the filming of a reality teleour ï Broadway Through the YearsÍ perSarah Cohen, Mark LaPoint and the vision show is the perfect way to get formance, which will be a history of youngest member of the cast, 9 year-old them together.î Broadway with singing and dancing, Paige Grickoski. Madan said this is her first adaptahors dÍ oevres, a cash bar and a Chinese ñ This is the second time she has done tion and she has been working with a Shakespeare play with me,î Madan auction.î the cast to bring the characters into the ñ Becky Shawî will take to the stage said of Grickoski, who is her cousin. roles. Aug. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., After the opening performance July ñ This is definitely a collaborative efalong with Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. 12, there will be a talk-back session fort,î she said. ñ Everyone is designing For more information on the Essex with Madan and the cast with complitheir own character, and we are uniting Theatre CompanyÍ s 2013 summer seamentary ice cream sundaes for those everything as we go, which is super son, visit the website, who stay afterward. fun. I have no idea what it is going to ñ ï Much Ado About NothingÍ is the email info@essextheatre.or or call 526look like, but I know it will be fun.î 4520. first of two main productions planned The cast is made up of mostly Platts-


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A.F. fast pitch tournament expanding By Keith Lobdell Au SABLE FORKS „ The 51st Au Sable Forks MenÍ s Fast Pitch Tournament will feature the addition of two teams and the return of a Friday night crowd favorite. The annual event gets under way the opening game Friday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. with a new format that features 12 teams competing in four pools, up from the usual 10-team field. ñ We have had so many applications from other teams in the past, we wanted to open it up and give a couple more teams the chance to come in and play,î tournament program director Gene Gilbert said. ñ We have a couple new teams that are coming up from the New York City area. These are going to be some really class-A ball teams.î The event will also feature the return of the Friday night fireworks show, something that was held for the first time to help commemorate the tournamentÍ s 50th anniversary last year. ñ We got such a huge response to the Friday night fireworks that we are going to do it again,î Gilbert said. The opening night games will feature the hosts as Gordon Oil will take on the Barrhaven Blues (Ottawa, Ont.) at 6:30 p.m. July 12 and RazzanoÍ s Trucking will take on CPI/Classics (Oswego) at 8:30 p.m. Saturday games on field one will start at 9 a.m. and feature Scooters (Forestport)

Riding for a cause On June 1, the seventh Annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Ride (Sponsored by Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club) was hosted with approximately 120 bikers participating to raise more than $10,000.

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The 51st Au Sable Forks Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament will take place July 12 through July 14 in Au Sable Forks. Photo by Keith Lobdell against St. Henri (Quebec), CPI Classics against Knoxville, Mountain Brook Lodge Blitz (Wilmington/Ottawa, Ont.) against Donnacona Blue Sox (Quebec), Barrhaven against New York Bombers (Cortland) and Carp 14C (Carp, Ont.) against St. Henri. Playoffs will then begin at approximately 6:15 p.m. with the Pool A winner against the Pool B runner up and Pool C winner against the Pool D runner up. On field two, Saturday games will start at 8:30 a.m. and include Swashbucklers (Staten Island) against Mountain Brook Lodge/Blitz, Gordon Oil against the Bombers, Carp 14C against Scooters, Raz-

zanoÍ s against Knoxville and the Blue Sox against the Swashbucklers. The Pool B winner will have the Pool B runner up at 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, the tournament will continue on field one with the Pool D winner and Pool C runner up at 9 a.m. Semifinal games will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by the championship game at 3 p.m. On field two, the third place teams in Pool C and D will play at 9:30 a.m., while the third place teams in Pool A and B will play at 11:30 a.m.

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WESLEY VANDERHORST JUL 16, 1931 - DEC 07, 2012 Memorial Service at the Essex Community Church July 13, 2013 at 11:00AM All are invited to attend this service to honor and remember the life of Wes. Reception to follow.

By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN „ Only one of the 13 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with the New York State office of the Comptroller was designated for having some level of financial stress. The town of Newcomb received a scored of 47.5 percent from State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoliÍ s new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System and was classified as having ñ suspectable financial stress.î Essex County received a financial score of 22.5 percent, which did not designate it as being under any stress. The towns of Elizabethtown (3.3), Essex (6.7), Jay (3.3), Keene (0.0), Lewis (0.0), Minerva (12.9), North Elba (16.3), North Hudson (3.3), St. Armand (0.0), Schroon (6.7), Westport (3.3) and Wilmington (14.6) also received no designation of financial stress from the Comptroller. The towns of Chesterfield, Crown Point, Moriah, Ticonderoga and Willsboro had yet to file their end-of-the year report to the Comptroller Í s Office

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for inclusion in the report, which was released last week much to the ire of Essex County Treasurer Michael Diskin. ñ They had told us that it would be released to the county clerks first and that we would have a week to look over it,î Diskin said during the June 24 Ways and Means Committee meeting. ñ Then they said it would go to the chief financial officer of each county before it went public. That is what I had been told and relayed to the board last Monday and a couple of days later, there it is out to the public.î Diskin said that there were a number of treasurers throughout the state who had been told the same thing during conferences and meetings with officials from the Comptroller Í s office. ñ I was not trying to mislead you last week,î he said. ñ I only have the Comptroller to blame. There are a number of treasurers throughout the state that are very upset about how this happened.î During that meeting, Diskin told supervisors that the report was based on both financial and environmental factors, which were used to determine a score where the lower the number, the

loud and clear from voters.î If Scozzafava had kept his vote in favor, the proposal would have passed with a 1,505-1,351 margin. One of the major concerns Scozzafava voiced at the July 1 meeting was people were worried if there was more money coming in, the county would spend more without a plan to reduce anything off of the tax levy. ñ If very few people are supporting this we are wasting our time drafting this into law,î said Scozzafava. Town of Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said the popular opinion he heard from


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better the fiscal solvency of a community. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said that despite the favorable ratings in the county, he still feels any economic burden that local municipalities face are a function of the state. ñ They base it on overall debt which was opposed on municipalities by state mandates,î Scozzafava said. ñ ItÍ s too bad that they did not have this same scoring program and system for states because it would be interesting to see how New York would do.î For more on the state Comptroller Í s Office Fiscal Stress Report, visit osc.

Soccer camp planned at social center ELIZABETHTOWN „ A soccer camp will be held for ages 6-14 at the Elizabethtown Social Center Hale fields from July 15 through July 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. The camp is hosted by Adirondack Outreach.

voters reflected Scozzafava’s. ñ They think itÍ s an unfair fee on a tax,î said Morrow. ñ People driving in Essex County are not all residents but they would be the only people paying.î Wilmington Town Supervisor Randy Preston, who voted yes on the measure, said by turning down Local Law No. 3 it would raise more questions of where to raise revenue in the county. ñ WeÍ re going to be looking at a very big struggle again with the budget,î said Preston. Essex County Manager Dan Palmer said the county is projected to face a $24.6 million budget for the upcoming year, even with the removal of the Horace Nye Nursing home from the countyÍ s control. With $16 million in estimated revenues, he said the county is still looking at an $8 million dollar gap. Town of Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said she would be in support of

holding a public hearing to see where county residents feel increases should be made to alleviate the deficit. Town of Westport Supervisor Dan Connell said he would not support the law and after hearing from residents in his town no public meeting would be necessary. Preston was joined by Randy Douglas (Jay, board chairman), Bill Ferebee (Keene, board vice chair), David Blades (Lewis), Roby Politi (North Elba) and Charles Whitson (St. Armand) in favor of the law. Along with Scozzafava, Connell, Morrow and Bartley, those voting against included Charles Harrington (Crown Point), Sharon Boisen (Essex), George Canon (Newcomb), Ronald Moore (North Hudson), Michael Marnell (Schroon), Deb Malaney (Ticonderoga) and Ed Hatch (Willsboro). Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey was absent for the vote.

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Continued from page 1 The series will continue with Saturday Concerts that will begin at 6 p.m., including Celia Evans July 13, Friends Union Band July 20, Dyer Switch Band July 27, Roy Hurd Aug. 3, Larry Stone Band Aug. 10, Towne Meeting Aug. 17 and a finale event Aug. 24 (artists TBA).

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In Elizabethtown, the Summer Concert Series will begin Thursday, July 11, with the Joe Wyant Group at 7 p.m. Concerts will be held in Windsor Park, with a rain site at the Cobble Hill Golf Course. The second concert, which will be held on the eve of Elizabethtown Day, Friday, July 25, will feature the Etown Express playing for a block party dance starting at 8 p.m. at the Cobble Hill Golf Course. All other concerts will be held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and will feature Zinky and the Billtones July 25 followed by Flashback II Aug. 1.

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In Keene, the annual Music from the Back Porch series will start Wednesday, July 17, at the Holt House on Marcy Field and will take place each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The series will open with Vontus July 17 and continue with Kevin and Fiends July 24, Joan Crane July 31, Flipside Aug. 7 and Crosswind Aug. 14. During the Aug. 14 event, there will be a community potluck dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., with drinks provided.

WILMINGTON „ The buzz is building for the Ausable River AssociationÍ s second annual Ride for the River coming up soon on Sunday, July 21. Three new Ride routes designed by Keene Valley bike shop LeepOff Cycles and a Hornbeck Boats canoe raffle are adding to the momentum. Registration is open now at The Ride for the River celebrates the incredible scenic and recreational resources of the Ausable River as well as the communities and businesses that make the Ausable Valley a great place to live, work and play. Cyclists of all ages and skill level can register for one of three scenic routes

alongside the beautiful Ausable River and across its hills and valleys. Following the Ride, enjoy a picnic and live music with fellow riders as well as friends and family at Jay Covered Bridge in Jay. One lucky person could even take home a brand new canoe (or head to Hornbeck Boats to pick out one that is fit to their body and needs). The canoe raffle winnerÍ s name will be drawn and announced at the picnic. All proceeds of the Ride benefit the Ausable River Association’s work to protect and restore the valued resources of the Ausable River for their benefit to the ecosystem and human communities. This yearÍ s ride is in memory of

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WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Epliscopal (Anglican Catholic) Rev. Patti Johnson, Seacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Healing Service. Holy Eucharist Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Phone 518-593-1838 or 518-647-5312. United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - 14203 Rt. 9N, Au Sable Forks, 6478225, Rev. Kris Lauzon – Pastor, John J. Ryan – Deacon, Masses: Mon & Wed 5:15pm, Thu& Fri at 8am, Sat 4pm, Sun 9:15am. Confessions (reconciliation) Saturday 3:15 – 3:45pm. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - 781 Silver Lake Rd., Black Brook, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon – Pastor, John J. Ryan – Deacon, Masses: Sun 11am BLOOMINgdALE Pilgrim Holiness Church - 14 Oregon Plains Rd., 891-3178, Rev. Daniel Shumway - Sunday: Morning Worship 11am, Sunday School 10am, Evening Service 6:30 pm; Wednesday: Prayer Service 7 pm. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 873-6760. Father Francis Flynn, Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Rev. John Demo, Admin. Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. from Memorial Day Weekend to Columbus Day Weekend. Closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn., Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School - 10:15 AM. web page: detail/375 St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.

KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 24 through September 9. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 576-4711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 6 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: www. Email: LAKE PLACId New Hope Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child

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First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 891-1383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursery care available. First Presbyterian Church PC (USA) - 57 Church Sreet, Saranac Lake, NY, 518-891-3401, Rev. Joann White. All Are Welcome Here! 9:45am Sunday Worship. Sunday School for All Ages. Nursery Care. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study. Handicap Accessible & Hearing Assistance. Saranac Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - 5043 Rt. 3, Saranac Lake, 518-891-9233 Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity - Worshipping at the First United Methodist Church at 63 Church St., Saranac Lake. Pastor Michael Richards presiding. 518-891-5262. Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour. Sunday School available. Saranac Lake Friends Meeting (Quaker) - 94 Church Street, Baldwin House, Saranac Lake, NY 12983; Sundays at 9:30 a.m.; 518327-3885; TUPPER LAKE United Community Church - 25 High Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9810 Holy Name Catholic Church - 114 Main Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9194 St. Alphonsus Church - 48 Wawbeek Avenue, Tupper Lake, 359-3405. St. Thomas Episcopal - 8 Brentwood Ave, Tupper Lake 359-9786 The Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel - Corner Lake & Mill Streets. 518-359-3402. Rev. Richard Wilburn. Sunday: Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. WAdHAMS United Church of Christ - Sunday worship celebration at 10:30 a.m., Pastor James Davis. For more information contact Evelyn Brant 518-962-4480. *For other ministry & discipleship opportunities see the Westport Federated Church schedule. WESTPORT Federated Church - The “Stone Church” on Main Street, Westport Woship Celebration Sundays at 9:00 am with “Children’s Church.” Bible and book discussion fellowship at 6:00 pm Thursdays in the parsonage. 518-962-8293 / “Come follow Jesus in the company of friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Saturday 4:30 p.m. (Sept. May) Email:

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W E S T P O RT „ Barbara Richards, of Salt Lake City, Ut., always wanted to visit the Adirondacks but she didnÍ t know anybody there. That didnÍ t deter her from hopping on a train, getting off in Port Henry and walking into the Collins Motel bar where she met Janet Denney, Rita Collins, and Lynda Smythe. Several days later, these new friends hiked the nearby Cheney Mountain Trail where Janet took a picture that tied for first place in Champlain Area Trails first Photo and Caption Contest winner. Her picture shows the beautiful view and her caption describes a chance encounter which allowed a, ñ stranger to become a friend.î The other first place winner was Aran Voss Hutchins of Westport, who captured an intricately detailed Snowberry

Clearwing Moth on the Black Kettle Nature Trail in Essex. She first thought the moth was the largest bumblebee she had ever seen. It was three-tofour inches long, perched in the grass, and was just, ñ one of these little jewels we are so lucky to have all around us if we take the time to look.î The two winners split the $250 first place prize. Chris Maron, executive director for CATS, awarded the prizes to these two winners along with the PeopleÍ s Choice prize of $100 to Melissa Maki, of Willsboro. Her photo of her three dogs, perched on a log along a CATS trail was accompanied by a poem describing how people and their pets can enjoy exploring the areaÍ s woods and meadows. CATS held the photo contest, along with the previous travel writing contests with

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The Joys of an Adirondack Summer

Summer adventure: Guess who’s coming to dinner? Photo provided

rather than with discovery, joy and wonder. Fitness is another grave concern, especially when children donÍ t get the chance to exercise regularly, to run and jump, bike or play games such as Hide ï n Seek or Capture the Flag Sadly, researchers predict that the current generation of Americans will be the first generation since the Civil War to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

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do not believe there has ever been a place more suited to summer fun than the Adirondacks. It was always the best time to be a kid, and it remains a time that still makes kids out of all of us! Short of the danger poised by a few bugs, and the occasional clumsy bruin, the region offers up a season that provides the finest in hiking, stargazing, fishing, swimming, canoeing, biking, camping or just plain old exploring. It is a time when we get to stretch out our legs and expand our limits. It is where we are allowed to test our strengths, and shed our weaknesses. We overcome fears by jumping into the lake, or climbing a mountain cliff. In essence, we grow as a result of the challenges we dare to take on. Exploring appears to be something of a bygone art, these days. It seems Google Earth has provided safe and easy travel to nearly everyplace on the planet. There is no longer a ñ Dark ContinentÍ or a Timbuktu, everyplace has been explored, mapped, conquered and tamed. The sole exception to this concept is often to be found in our own backyard. At one time, it was considered safe for kids to explore beyond their own backyard, and to safely wander beyond the bounds of the neighborhood. It was never considered a dangerous journey! Unfortunately, for many young boys, and girls I must add; a steady media barrage of blasting the never ending story of child abduction has served to scare the ï living be-gee-sisÍ out of even the most sensible parents. However, the process of childrenÍ s alienation from the natural settings did not happen all at once. It has been a gradual removal that has occurred in a series of small increments, amplified by an overzealous and pervasive media that appears hell bent on sensationalizing child abductions, Amber Alerts and the omnipresent fear of pedophiles lingering in the backyard bushes. The media has seemingly convinced parents the child abductors are everywhere, and it appears cell phone companies have become the major beneficiaries of these scare tactics. Now, kids as young as 4 years old must carry the devices to provide parents with peace of mind. Of course, the phones also provide the benefits of electronic entertainment. However, recent research reveals that it hasnÍ t been Chester the Molester thatÍ s causing the most harm to our kids. Rather, it is the pervasive over protectiveness of parents that refuse to allow their kids to roam from home. This generation may be the most connected generation in the history of the country, electronically! However, they are equally the most disconnected generation from nature, by far. By 1990, a childÍ s roaming radius, the distance they are permitted to safely range from home alone, had shrunk to one-ninth of what it had been in 1970. A marked decrease in bicycle sales and use has been considered an unfortunate side effect of this diminished roaming radius, although researchers remain unsure which came first. Hubert H. Humphrey, a US Senator once claimed, ñ There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone -- who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.î Americans, as a nation, have long lusted to wander, to explore, to travel beyond the great beyond. I grew up during the era of space travel before the wild frontier of space was tamed. I remember watching on the television as we put a man on the moon. Now, weÍ ve put rovers, and their cameras as far away as Mars,

Kick ‘em out the door!

Gov. Cuomo laughs as attempts to release a small bass, while enjoying a recent fishing outing on the Lower Sarnac Lake. He visited the area to announce New York’s Annual Free Fishing Days. Photo by Joe Hackett

and yet our children still canÍ t walk down the street alone. Is it too much of an adventure? I never thought IÍ d see the day when an electronic babysitter would care for children as George JetsonÍ s robot maid often did. But, most parents have now adopted the electronic baby sitter concept. We plug our kids into cell phones and Gameboys and Wii’s to keep them pacified. We cart them around so often the car manufacturers have had to install TV screens in the vehicles, simply to placate kids who refuse to be denied their unending barrage of electronic entertainment. As much as I may hate to admit it, Mom was right, when she used to tell us to: ñ Turn off the TV and go outside to play. ItÍ ll rot your mind!î Usually this was reinforced with a warning to ñ Be home by dark or you wonÍ t get any dinner!î With a family of five kids and two parents, Mom’s good cooking never lasted very long. As a result, the dinner hour was promptly obeyed, since there was nothing to eat but a peanut butter and jelly sandwich after the meat and potatoes were all gone. It wasnÍ t a fear of the dark that drove any of us home, it was the fear of an empty stomach! Recent research confirms that children who regularly spend time outdoors are happier, healthier and smarter. Grass stained clothes actually produce good grades, who would have guessed! It has been proven that nature is important to childhood development in every major way: intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. Unfortunately, in recent years, lifestyle trends have changed dramatically, and the great outdoors is no longer considered to be so great. In fact, if the media is to be believed, it is downright dangerous to be out there. Back in my days as a kid, the only handheld electronic entertainment was a transistor radio or a flashlight. Our black and white television usually featured only two channels unless you adjusted the rabbit ears just right, and wrapped them with a bit of tin foil. Our parents called it the boob tube. I guess it was really just a predecessor to the You tube, but far less risky. TodayÍ s children are simply not getting outside. They are not fishing, building forts in the woods, catching frogs or turning over logs for salamanders. In short, children are living naturedeprived childhoodÍ s that are responsible for a serious disconnect from the real world of birds, bees, trees and all the entertainment they can provide. Children who grow up primarily indoors are deprived from developing a full connection to nature. Tethered by technology and over structured with schedules that would make an executive flinch, many of today’s children are missing out on the chance to be active participants in the world as a whole. In many cases, a lack of direct experience in the outdoors has resulted in children connecting nature with fear and disaster,

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, explained, ñ Time in nature is not leisure time; itÍ s an essential investment in our childrenÍ s health.î The answer? Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, explained, ñ Time in nature is not leisure time; itÍ s an essential investment in our childrenÍ s health.î The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends pediatricians promote free, unstructured play and discourage excessive passive entertainment such as TV, Internet and video games. It is expected that these guidelines can improve childrenÍ s cardio-respiratory fitness, cardiovascular and metabolic health, bone health and body composition. The report also recommends children be physically active at least 60 minutes per day and spend at least 30 minutes per day outdoors in nearby parks, playgrounds or open spaces. The Center for Disease Control likewise encourages children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week, preferably daily in healthy outdoor activities in nature and parks. In the Surgeon GeneralÍ s 2010 report, ñ Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nationî it advises children to be physically active at least one hour a day through age-appropriate, enjoyable activities such as hiking, bicycling, climbing trees or going to the park. Studies indicate physical activity allows kids to burn off pentup energy which creates a calming effect while increasing blood flow to the brain.

What happened to bikes?

I realize it is not the season to mention ï going to schoolÍ , however it is a most appropriate time to talk about biking. At most local schools, there have been far more student cars in the parking lots than bikes! In fact, many schools no longer provide bike racks because so few students use bikes. Twenty years ago, children routinely moved around their neighborhoods by foot or by bicycle, and they often used bikes to travel to and from school. It is no longer the case. Up through the 1960s, many schools were located in the center of most communities. In fact, by 1969, 48 percent of children 5 to 14 years of age usually walked or bicycled to school. By 2009, less than 13 percent of children 5 to 14 years of age walked or bicycled to school. ,Q SHUFHQWRI FKLOGUHQLQJ UDGHV. OLYHG Z LW KLQRQH mile of school and 89 percent of these children usually walked or bicycled to school. By 2009, only 31 percent of students between kindergarten and 8th grade lived within one mile of school, and less than 35 percent of these children usually walked or bicycled to school. A common refrain from todayÍ s high schoolers is ñ ItÍ simply not cool to ride a bike to school.î How did it happen? Parents have become more convinced that is unsafe for their children to walk or bicycle to school, and there has also been a substantial increase in the number of two and three car families. From the 1940Í s through the 1970Í s, the majority of American families owned just a single vehicle. However, vehicle ownership continued to rise as the number of wage, earning parents steadily increased throughout the 1970Í s, 80Í s and 90Í s. By 2005, nearly 65 percent of all American households with children had 2 or more vehicles in their driveway. It is estimated that parents driving their students to school now comprise up to 25 percent of morning rush hour traffic. Maybe it is time to get back on the bike, for both our health and education. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

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Hartley named NCSPCA Director CFES hosts college persistence summit ELIZABETHTOWN „ The Board of Directors of the North Country SPCA (NCSPCA) is pleased to announce the selection of Jessica Hartley as its new Executive Director. Hartley will take over full-time at the new Frances Miller Adoption Center in Elizabethtown on July 1. Hartley has worked as a consultant for the past three years on the NCSPCAÍ s capital campaign, as well as served on the Board of Directors. Her resume includes more than 10 years of experience in non-profit development and management for a variety of organizations, from small, community-based start-ups to large, nationally-recognized charities. Most recently, Hartley managed the direct marketing programs for organizations such as the March of Dimes, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and ChildrenÍ s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. ñ We feel very fortunate that Jessica has accepted our offer to grow the NCSPCA to expanded levels of support for both the animals

in our care and for the residents of Essex County who use our serYLFHV HLW KHUW R DGRSWDZ RQGHUful friend or to have a safe no-kill shelter for their animals when circumstances sadly change,î Board President Patricia Tivnan said. “Jessica’s experience in non-profit development coupled with her deep passion for improving the welfare of companion animals is a perfect match for the NCSPCA.î Hartley will focus on finding new ways to fully develop the potential of the brand new adoption center in Elizabethtown and has plans to expand programming, outreach and collaborative efforts

with other animal welfare organizations. ñ This is a tremendous opportunity not only for me, but for the entire community,î Hartley said. ñ The potential for the NCSPCA to become a beacon for modern, no-kill animal sheltering is truly remarkable. I look forward to working with our staff, the Board and the community to build an organization that will improve the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals in Essex County and beyond.î Hartley is a graduate of Williams College where she studied psychology. She is a resident of Keene where she lives with her husband, cat and four rescued dogs. When she is not at the shelter, she can be found hiking local trails and generally enjoying all that the Adirondacks have to offer. The public is invited to come by the new Frances Miller Adoption Center and meet Hartley during regular open hours or during the NCSPCAÍ s Grand Opening celebration on July 20 from noon to 6 p.m.

By Laura Achouatte ESSEX „ College for Every Student (CFES) held a day-long summit that focused on the challenge of staying in college for low-income students June 6. ñ It pulls college professionals together to focus on solutions and the key to college persistence,î CFES Director of Persistence Emily Lewis stated about the summit. Called the College Persistence Summit, the local CFES brought together heads of colleges and universities from across the nation to address, discuss and listen to what exactly causes challenges that might increase the chances for students to drop out of college. The idea behind bringing the college professionals together was centered on the focus of solutions to rise above the challenges a student faces while in their college career. CFES boasts a 96 percent suc-

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North Country Community College Technology Coordinator Ticonderoga Campus Seeking FT permanent Technology Coordinator. Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years’ work experience in Computer Science, Web Development, Information Architecture or related field required. Visit for further information. EOE/AAE.


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for weekly regional newspaper group. Applicants must have strong communication and writing skills, be versed in page design and digital photography as well as Apple Computer Systems. Journalism experience, as well as a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferred. The chosen applicant will create articles of general community interest, take local photographs, edit copy and assist in laying out newspapers. Generous wage, health insurance, paid time off and life insurance offered. This is an opportunity to work for a 60-year-old independently owned company with an excellent business and financial reputation, that is growing. Send resume to: John Gereau, Denton Publications PO Box 338 Elizabethtown, NY 12932 Or e-mail to: 20201

Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. ADVOCATE The STOP Domestic Violence program of BHSN has a full time Advocate position available with flexible hours at our Westport, NY office. Duties include: assisting victims of domestic violence by providing supportive counseling, safety planning, occasional transportation and advocacy within Essex County. Some public education and event coordination are provided by the person in this position. Good communication skills are required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must be at least 23 years of age to apply. Valid NYS driver’s license for at least three years and reliable transportation a must. Training provided. Background checks will be conducted. Qualified candidates should submit letter of intent, resume and 3 references to: BHSN-HR, 22 U.S. Oval, Suite 218, Plattsburgh, NY 12903. Email: BHSN is an equal opportunity employer.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS WESTAFF SERVICES We'll find the perfect employee and make you the hero! Office /Clerical, Light Industrial Professional/Technical Managerial Call today 518-566-6061 THE ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS CENTRAL SCHOOL is seeking applications for the following positions for the 2013/14 school year: Athlectic Coordinator 6,170 Girls Varsity Soccer 3,202 Boys Modified Soccer 1,729 Boys Varsity Basketball 4,526 Girls Varsity Basketball 4,526 Boys JV Basketball 3,202 Boys Modified Basketball 1,877 Boys Varsity Baseball 2,907 Girls Varsity Softball 2,907 Boys Modified Baseball 1,729 Girls Modified Baseball 1,729 Varsity Golf 1,729 Senior Class Advisor 1,480 Junior Class Advisor 1,729 Sophomore Class Advisor 925 8th Grade Class Advisor N/A 7th Grade Class Advisor N/A Fifth Grade Trip Advisor 1,729 Music - Ensemble II (Show Choir) 944 Music - Ensemble III (Elementary Chorus) 740 Please send a letter of interest to: Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, Att: Scott J. Osborne, Superintendent, PO Box 158, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Deadline 7/19/2013.EOE

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FOR RENT Elizabethtown Office or Storefront downtown 1364 sq. ft. can divide, available July 1st. Judy 518-873-2625, Wayne 518962-4467 or Gordan 518-9622064. WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518-962-4420.

CONDO CONDOS FOR SALE Brand New Luxury Lakefront Condos in Florida. New construction. Was $349,900. NOW $199,900. 2 & 3 BR residences, luxury interiors, resort-style amenities. Below builder cost! Call now 877-333-0272, x58

LAND 1 ACRE OF Land at Wood Rd., West Chazy, NY, close to schools, nice location. Please call 518-4932478 for more information. LAND FOR SALE Our Newest Affordable Acreage Upstate NY/Owner Financing. 60 Acres, Cabin, Stream & Timber: $79,995; 80 Acres, Nice Timber, Stream, ATV trails, Borders Farmlands, Great Hunting: $74,995; 73 Acres, Pine Forest, Road front, Utilities. Minutes to Oneida Lake Boat Launch: $75,995 Small Sportsmen's Tracts: 3.5 Acres Starting at $12,995. Call 1-800-229-7843 or


ALTONA, NY 3 BR/2 BA, Single Family Home, bulit in 1994, Perfect entertainment home, peaceful country setting 15 minutes from Plattsburgh. Large deck, 28' pool, patio with built in gas grill, 2 car garage with workshop. A MUST SEE $105,000 518-570-0896 LEWIS BEAUTIFUL 3 bedroom Ranch, Price to Sell. $149,000 or for Rent $950/mo., 518-873-1052 MORIAH, NY Charming 3 bedroom Home, $95,000 OBO. 518873-1052. MORRISONVILLE 4 BR/2.5 BA, Single Family Home, 1,920 square feet, bulit in 1998, Colonial Cape, attached 2 car garage, gas fireplace, finished basement, large fenced in backyard with above ground swimming pool on corner lot. Located in Morrisonville in the Saranac School District. Great Family Neighborhood. $229,500 Call 518-726-0828

VACATION PROPERTY TUPPER LAKE, NY: CURTIGAY Cove Vacation Cottages. SPECIAL: JULY/ AUGUST/SEPT. FAMILY RATES, $750/WEEK. Clean, comfortable on lakefront. Sundecks, boats,full kitchens. 1-518-3592744;

FOR SALE LADIES WIG Blonde short style, Ellen Thomas Derma Life Cemo wig, new never worn, Retail price was $300 selling for $75. 518-354 -8654

ACCESSORIES (2) TRAILERS (OPEN) - both excellent condition; 2010 Triton 20' Aluminum - max wgt. 7500 lbs. Asking $4900 and 1989 Bison 31' overal Gooseneck, Asking $2900. 518-546-3568. 4-YOKAHAMA TIRES Radio, tubless, P225155A17, Asking $150.00. 518-962-4538 CASH FOR CARS. Any make, model and year! Free pick-up or tow. Call us at 1-800-318-9942 and get an offer TODAY! FORD TAURUS 15" Alum. Wheels 1996-1999 set of 4 $150; C.V. Drive Shafts 3.0 V-6, Auto (pair)$50. 518-962-8515 TIRES FOR SALE Michelin (4) Brand New Still in Wrap, 225/ 60R18 PRIMACY MXV4 $600. Grand Touring - All Season-Blackwall. 518-569-1681

AUTO WANTED CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330 CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208 GET CASH TODAY for any car/ truck. I will buy your car today. Any Condition. Call 1-800-8645796 or

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TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

BOATS 14 SECTIONS OF 8’ Pressured treated boat docking w/ latter, adjustable hight stands, excellent condition, Also 12x14 Floating Raft w/latter. 518-563-3799 or 518-563-4499 Leave Message. 15.5FT. ALBACORE SLOOP Almost new sails, Blue hull & White deck, 2 paddles, homemade trailer, Asking $500.00. 514-782-1794 16’ HOBIE CATAMARAN parts, hulls, masts, booms, decks, rudders, rigging, $500 takes all. 518 -561-0528

2005 DODGE MAGNUM RT HEMI Cool Vanilla/Gray Leather, 5-Speed Auto, 80K Miles, Sunroof/Roof Rack & More, Pristine Condition, Includes Four (4) Standard Snows on Wheels. Call For Price 518-569 -1681 2006 KIA SEDONA Van, 7 passenger, mileage 59,000, excellent shape, price $7,500. 518-8736320 Elizabethtown, NY CLASSIC 1973 CAMARO, 350 Auto, V-8 Engine, original 55,000 miles, $12,000, very good condition 518-359-9167.

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KX1000MKII, A1-250, W1-650, H1 -500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3 -400 SUZUKI GS400, GT380, GT750, Honda CB750 (1969,1970) CASH. FREE PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726

1999 HONDA REBEL good condition, Red/Black, 6500 miles, 250CC. Asking $1550 OBO. Garaged. Call after 5pm 518-962 -2376

1987 SUZUKI INTRUDER 700CC, new tires, new battery, many extras, tek manual etc.Asking $1995 518-946-8341.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 1999 CLASS A MOTORHOME WITH SLIDE V10 Ford Engine, fully Equipped, Excellent Condition. 24,000 miles. Asking $25,000 518-298-8776

1999 RENEGADE CLASS A 37ft 18in Slide, Diesel Pusher, Screen Room to Attach. Good Condition Sold As Is $30,000 obo 2000 24’ LAYTON Sleeps 6, very clean, excellent condition, must see, $6700 OBO. 518-643-9391 2002 COACHMAN MIRADA self contained, 24,840 miles, clean & runs great, Asking $16,800. 518846-7337 Let’s Go Garage & Yard Sale-ing Thru The Classified Superstore

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2007 X-160 FUN FINDER Camping Trailer, 16' long, 2500 GVW, AC/Heat, Hot Water, 2 burner stove, enclosed bathroom, refrigerator, TV, awning, new battery, $7500. 518-561-0528 2008 FLAGSTAFF MACK Popup Camper, model 228, good condition, $4500.00. Call 518-942-6565 or 518-962-4465 2012 FOREST RIVER ROCKWOOD Pop-Up Camper, Model 1910, used once, sleeps 5-6, excellent condition. Asking $7800. 518-9467241


1952 CHRIS Craft 1952 Chris Craft Mahogany Sportman 22U, excellent cond., restored w/system bottom, original hardware & instruments, rebuild CCM-130 engine, spotlight, boat cover, new trailer, like On Golden Pond boat, located in Essex, NY. $24,500. 802-5035452. 1959 LAUNCH Dyer 20" Glamour Girl, Atomic 4 inboard engine, 30HP, very good condition. Safe, reliable, spacious, ideal camp boat. Reasonable offers considered. Located in Essex, NY. 802503-5452 1967 17’ HERMAN Cat Boat ready for restoration, inlcudes trailer, $2500. 518-561-0528

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1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $2500. 518-359-8605 1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2400 OBO. 518-9638220 or 518-569-0118 2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-354-8089 2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $4500 OBO. 845-868-7711 2006 18’ SEADOO JET BOAT 185 HP Turbo 1.5 L Full Canvas, Bimini Top, Trailer Included, Excellent Condition, $12000.00 518-643-8591 (days) 518-643-2514 (evenings)

2007 STINGRAY BOAT 25' Stingray Criuser, only 29 hours, LIKE NEW, sleeps 4, has bathroom, microwave, fridge, table, includes trailer, stored inside every winter. (518) 570-0896 $49,000 BOAT FOR SALE 1984 Cobia 17' bowrider, 115HP Evenrude outboard (newer), 2002 Karavan trailer, runs but needs some work. $1,500. 518-576-4255 BOAT LIFT model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1.


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY [LLC] Name: French’s Brook LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on 4/30/13. Office location: Essex County. Principal business location: 36 Stevens Road, Lake Placid, New York 12946. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY

shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 449 New Karner Road, Albany, New York 12205. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-6/1-7/6/13-6TC52402 ----------------------------IRONWOOD TREE SERVICE, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/23/13. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 127 Campion Way, Vermontville, NY 12989, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-6/8-7/13/20136TC-52429 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPA-

NY. NAME: THE WILLSBORO DINER, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/24/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Drew G. Reithel, 982 Middle Road, Willsboro, New York 12996. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-6/8-7/13/13-6TC52436 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: JACKBRAD PROPERTIES, LLC. Articles of Organization were

filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/23/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, P.O. Box 1345, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-6/8-7/13/13-6TC52437 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MOUNTAIN MEDICAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/30/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail

process to: The LLC, 1927 Saranac Ave., Ste. 100, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: any lawful activities. VN-6/15-7/20/20136TC-52447 ----------------------------G U A R D I A N PROTECTION SERVICES CANINE, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/26/13. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2276 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-6/15-7/20/20136TC-52451 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED L I A B I L I T Y COMPANY (ìLLCî)

Name: Peak Paramedicine, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 06/03/2013 Office Location: Essex County. The “SSNY” is designated as agent of the “LLC” upon whom process against it may be served. “SSNY” shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 308 Springfield Rd., Wilmington, NY, 12997 . Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-6/15-7/20/20136TC-52467 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RSS LAKE PLACID HOTEL HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/12/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as

agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Michael, Levitt & Rubenstein, LLC, 60 Columbus Circle, 20th Fl., NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. VN-6/29-8/3/20136TC-52499 ----------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX, NY will hold a Special Meeting on July 9th at 10 AM in the Town Hall for the purpose of discussing a bond resolution for the Water Capital Project and any other business to come before the Board at that time. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk VN-7/6/2013-1TC53227 ----------------------------NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF FINAL

ASSESSMENT ROLL (Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law) Filing of Completed Assessment Roll Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Lewis has completed the Final Assessment Roll for the current year, and that a certified copy thereof has been filed in the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Lewis where it may be seen and examined by any interested person during normal business hours. Dated this 28th day of June 2013 Donna J. Bramer Sole Assessor Town of Lewis VN-7/6/2013-1TC53247 -----------------------------

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