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LAKE PLACID — Catholics from around the North Country celebrated the Year of Faith with the Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S. on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Most Reverend Carlo Maria Vigano was the principal celebrant at the Solemn Mass for the Year of Faith, held in the 1932 Rink at the Lake Placid Olympic Center. The Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg, which organized the event, expected around 2,000 Catholics from throughout the region to join the celebration. According to Denny Allen of the Olympic Center, they exceeded expectations. Ò This is as packed as I have ever seen this place,” Allen said. Ò We set up for about 2,200 people and at the beginning (of the Mass) we were near 3,000.”

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Funding sought for Whiteface Vet’s Highway PAGE 5 SPORTS

The ADK Loons on the Loose, consiting of (back row from left) Megan Trudeau, Amanda Chenaille, Frances Ness, Lia Broderick, Melissa Holzhauer, Becky Lyons, Kirsten Pope, Mary Beth Abernethy, (front from left) Rebecca Carter, Jude Dinan and Christine Benedict (Katria Hitrick missing) participated in the 2013 Adirondack Ragnar relay along with approximately 2,200 runners from throughout the nation. The team covered 196.2 miles from Saratoga to Lake Placid in the two days and one night race, starting in Saratoga at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept 27, and making it to the Lake Placid Horse Show grounds finish line around 3:30 p.m. Sept 28. Each member of the team ran roughly 16 miles in the event. Photo provided

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ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ What was supposed to be an easy passage of a resolution became a who-done-who wrong debate during the Essex County Ways and Means Committee meeting Sept. 30. At issue was the breakup of three towns which had, for the past six years, functioned as one assessing entity under a state Certified Assessment Program (CAP): Westport, Willsboro and Elizabethtown. The resolution, which would allow the towns of Westport and Elizabethtown to hire a county employee to fill the role of assessor was questioned by Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch, who said his town wanted

to keep the CAP in place but with the same assessor they had over the previous six years, David Galarneau. “Willsboro is a part of this CAP,” Hatch said. Ò I am now having a discussions with the state who is trying to charge me for withdrawing from the CAP. We did not leave the CAP; we just decided not to go to the county.” Westport Supervisor Dan Connell disagreed. Ò We have a copy of the resolution that Willsboro was dropping out of the CAP,” Connell said. Ò We did not kick them out. One of the reasons that we are going to the

county is because Willsboro is leaving the CAP.” Connell later produced a copy of a resolution from the town of Willsboro dated June 12 where it voted on a motion from Nancy Huestis and a second from Shaun Gilliland to keep Galarneau as their assessor, “on an individual basis,” with all voting in favor. The town agenda also had an item titled, Ò Resolution to withdraw from the ... Cap program and send a notice to Westport and Elizabethtown to comply with the six month notice of the 2007 contract.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The third and final trial in the murder of Keeseville man Robert Rennie, Jr., ended with a guilty verdict against Paul Taylor, 39, of Keeseville. A jury returned with guilty verdicts on all three charges on Oct. 1 after one day of deliberation, murder in the second-degree, first-degree gang-assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. District Attorney Kristy Sprague said there was no response from Taylor as the verdict was read. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Rolling Mill Hill development at center of Au Sable Forks Hamlets 3 discussion By Keith Lobdell

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Au SABLE FORKS Ñ Community members got their chance to weigh in on the development of Rolling Mill Hill at the Jay Community Center Sept. 26. Roger Trancik, of the Adirondack Hamlets 3 project and Urban Design Consultants in Ithaca, led a discussion with residents of Au Sable Forks on how the land could be developed and give residents and option for housing that is not located along the flood plain. Ò This is something that is not going to happen overnight,” Trancik said. “This is something that is going to take time and come together piece by piece. We have looked at things like having a road that loops around the development to allow building starting at both ends and meeting in the middle to cause the least disruption.” The development would be located off of Rolling Mill Hill

Roger Trancik of the Hamlets 3 project talks about the development of Rolling Mill Hill during a meeting in Au Sable Forks Sept. 26. Photo by Keith Lobdell Road as a central community with areas for housing around central meeting venues and parks. Ò Having this place and knowing that this option is there is something that we need,” resident Sharron Hewston said. Ò We have lost people from this hamlet because of flooding because they cannot go back to their homes so they see no other choice but to leave.”

Trancik said the current round of meetings were to get feedback from the community before moving forward. Ò We are to the point now where we are taking feedback and putting that into the planning,” he said. “Then we will come back with an implementation plan.” Trancik said the implementation plan would be presented as part of a meeting with the Adirondack Park Agency

Nov. 12. Funding for the project was also discussed. Dan Kelleher of the APA said he had faith Au Sable Forks would be able to find funding through the town of Jay leaders. Ò If there is anyone that is going to be successful in channeling funding in for this project, that will be Randy Douglas,” Kelleher said. “We will be meeting next week with him to talk about implementation and funding.” Bill Johnston, who volunteers with Hamlets 3, said the community was in a good spot when it came to help from local agencies. Ò You have a very effective county planning department and a very effective housing authority, which is not something that everyone has,” Johnston said. Ò This gives you two very effective agencies and a supervisor with ties into Albany that can help you go through with something like this.” For more information about Hamlet 3, visit online at www. apa.ny.gov/Documents/Reports/Hamlets/index.html.

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ave an interest in helping out our furry friends? Many people ask how they can help raise money for the NCSPCA. In the past, generous and energetic donors have put on benefit concerts, fashion shows, dog washes, lemonade stands, bake sales, and golf tournaments. While we are deeply grateful for these efforts, as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation we must be very careful to follow strict regulations regarding fundraising, gifts in kind, and matching grants. There are also limitations as to how our name and logos may be used. If you are interested in learning how to set up a fundraiser, check out our website at ncspca.org for details. We thank you, and so do the dogs and cats! Please contact the Shelter before you begin planning your event. Our featured pet this week is Hoagie, a Labrador Retriever-Boxer/mix, who has plenty of big, silly, puppy energy! This guy really needs an active family or person that likes to hike, bike or jog. He adores people and gets along splendidly with other dogs. Hoagie has a terrific outlook on life: he’s always up for an adventure, and more than willing to share them with you.Hoagie does need a little more training on his manners sometimes he has a hard time containing his excitement! Just look at that exuberant, happy face in his picture! He is learning and improv-

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he town is looking for someone to manage the trash transfer site. Applicants must have a high school diploma or the equivalent and reside in Essex County, with hiring preference given to those who reside in Willsboro or Essex. A working knowledge of English and arithmetic is required. The pay is in the $13 dollar an hour range with a 27 hour work week and no benefits. You can pick up an application at the town hall, which should be submitted by Oct. 15 along with a letter of interest and a resume. If a choice needs to be made between two or more equally qualified candidates, the matter should be settled by a foot race from the town hall to the transfer station, followed by a plastics sorting competition to be judged on speed and accuracy. On Monday, Oct. 7, historian, author and Willsboro resident Thurston Clarke will give a talk at the Essex Community Church at 5 p.m. on his most recent book, Ò JFKÕ s Last 100 Days.” There is no charge for this event,

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s you probably know by now, as many as 31 horses are being kept by the county up at the Fairgrounds on a temporary basis until they can find permanent homes. TheyÕ re being fed and looked after by volunteers and a schedule of chores is being maintained by LeeAnn Hoskins. If you would like to help out by donating your time, call or text LeeAnn at 812-1919 or email her at leeannhoskins93@gmail.com. Westport resident and yoga instructor Michelle Maron is opening Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness this month at the former Live Well center on Main Street in Essex. SheÕ ll be celebrating with an opening party on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and invites her friends and clients here in Westport to come and check out the newly expanded space. Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness will offer yoga for adults and children, yoga therapy, acupuncture, massage, and organic facials. Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will host a hike from Wadhams to Essex on Sunday, Oct. 13, starting from Dogwood Bread

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Helen DeChant • 873-9279 / time4hfd@yahoo.com

he first weekend in October starts a busy month, with the official beginning of fall, as we see the leaves turning their gorgeous colors. Each Saturday as the leaves fall, keep in mind while cleaning up outside the Elizabethtown brush dump is open for residents. Abide by the rules, only natural materials are accepted. Saturday, Oct. 6, is St. ElizabethÕ s Annual Harvest Dinner from 2 until 6 p.m. in the parish hall. The delicious roast beef dinner, with all the trimmings is $9 for adults, children 5 to 12 are Free. You can order take out beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Elizabethtown Thrift Shop would like everyone to know that thereÕ s been some changes in the shop. The womenÕ s room has been redesigned to allow more space for shopping. Thanks to the numerous excellent donations, there are many awesome Fall choices. ItÕ s never too early to shop for the holidays for that perfect gift, decoration or outfit. Their Saturday hours will be changing on Oct. 19 to 2 until 4 p.m. to coincide ing his behavior every day; with some time and patience this big goofy boy is going to make some lucky person a perfect dog. Please stop by and meet this very special pup!

Rob Ivy • robhivy@gmail.com which is sponsored by the Paine Memorial Library and Belden Noble Library. My deer hunting friends are anticipating a good year because of the relatively large population of white tails and abundant feed. Last year was a rather poor one for feed, with a small wild apple crop and few acorns and hickory nuts. A neighbor told me deer were eating cedar trees in his front yard last fall they were so hungry. IÕ ve been seeing a lot of deer lately when IÕ m out on my tractor, which doesnÕ t cause them the same level of concern as a person on foot does. Bears are another story, and I only get a quick glimpse before they rapidly disappear into the trees. At Juniper Hill, the huge sweet potato crop is drying down and IÕ m busy on the tractor tilling and getting ready to sow rye grass for a cover crop. The last big crop to bring in is beets, and then the season will be over. Except for the endless rains of June, the weather this summer has been nearly ideal for vegetable growing.

Colin Wells • WestportNYNews@gmail.com Company in Wadhams at 11 a.m. The route will follow a series of trails for about nine miles through the woods and fields over the north side of Phinney Hill and the east side of Boquet Mountain, coming out on Route 22 for the last couple of miles into Essex. This is good, fairly level terrain for younger hikers. There should be plenty of color left on the trees, and maybe even a bit of that fine Indian summer weÕ ve been getting lately. Speaking of which, itÕ s been nice to see some decent haying weather, even if itÕ s a little late in the game to make up for the poor summer our local farmers have had. DonÕ t forget the BRASS cookie run on Saturday, Oct. 12, which I mentioned last week. The 4-mile run starts and ends at the intersection of Route 22 and County Route 10. Runners will go a couple of miles down Route 10 along the beautiful Boquet River, and then turn around and come back. Everyone gets a cookie! Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run starts at 10. Proceeds will benefit BRASS, which is the Boquet River Association.

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he Anderson Falls Heritage Society has two more wonderful events planned for this year. First, local multimedia personality and great regional historian Gordie Little will be presenting Ghost Stories this Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Heritage House Museum located at 96 Clinton Street in Keeseville. IÕ ve had the pleasure of hearing Gordie tell ghost stories before and it is a tremendous amount of fun. Then on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. again in the Heritage House Museum, Dr. Gordon Pollard will be giving a presentation on Iron Industry in Clintonville. I have found the Anderson Falls Heritage Society has an incredibly strong dedication to local history, and IÕ m sure this presentation will be of the same wonderful caliber. Be sure to attend both of these events.

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egardless of the weather, fall is still a very active around here. This week there were two public suppers, soccer games, many traveling through town with this great weather. This Saturday there will be a memorial service for June Lincoln at the Willsboro Methodist Church, calling hour with the family starting at 10 a.m. followed by her service at 11 a.m., then after the burial there will be a lunch reception back at the same church. The same day at 2 p.m. will be a special dedication service will be held at the Healing Garden site to unveil the Christmas Box Angel; a long awaited addition to the garden. This special garden is located down in the back area of the Memorial Cemetery, public is welcome to join them for this celebration. Fall programs are either underway or starting soon. The After School Christian Education Program at the Methodist Church will start on Thursday, Oct. 10,

Jay seeks STAR applicants

JAY Ñ Town of Jay homeowners currently receiving a BASIC STAR can expect to receive a mailing from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance notifying them that they need to register for the BASIC STAR exemption for 2014 and subsequent years. If you are a homeowner in the Town of Jay that has not received this letter by the end of September, please reach out to the Department of Taxation and Finance by phone at

with the Deers Head RestaurantÕ s winter hours. Weekday hours will not change. CATS, Champlain Area Trails, will be hosting a Hamlet to Hamlet Hike on Sunday, Oct. 13. If youÕ re interested meet at the Dogwood Bakery in Wadhams at 11 a.m., hike to Essex on the trails and along route 22 for two miles. The Adirondack History Center MuseumÕ s exhibit, Ò The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War,” trials of the ADK Regiment and the Crown Point Cavalry Company through letters, photos and diaries will be closing on Monday, Oct. 14, Columbus Day. The museum is a Blue Star 2013 Museum, so active duty military personnel and their families are free and a discount is offered to Veterans. ItÕ s membership time for the museum, if you need more details, contact echs@ adkhistorycenter.org or call 873-6466. Remember, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, give however you can.

Kyle Page • kmpage1217@charter.net Chris Maron, Executive Director of CATs, recently emailed me regarding Champlain Area Trails hosting a hamlet-to-hamlet hike on Sunday, Oct. 13, between Wadhams and Essex. As Maron explains, Ò To recognize our progress and have a fun Columbus weekend activity, weÕ re hosting this hike that will start at Dogwood Bakery and end at the Essex Inn.” The multi community hike begins at 11 a.m. It will follow a series of trails for about 9 miles through forests and fields, along streams and a series of beaver ponds, over the north side of Phinney Hill and the east side of Boquet Mountain, and then follow Route 22 for the final two miles into Essex. Again enjoy all that our community has to offer.

Janice Allen • 963-8912 • allens@willex.com right after the school day. Be sure that if interested that you get your registrations in soon. The Visitor Õ s Center will only be open for two more weeks. I am very thankful of the many wonderful and dedicated volunteers over the season. A very dedicated and faithful group will once again this year participate in the “Life Chain;” this will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. down near the Library area. All interested persons are invited to join the group. Be sure to mark your calendar to get your flu shot for the upcoming season. They will be available at the Willsboro School on Wed. Oct. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. Some early reports are predicting a busy flu season and are recommending the shots. Happy Birthday to Irene Hulse Oct. 8, Peter Gload Oct. 9, Melissa Huff Oct. 11. Happy Anniversary Barbara & Wayne Feeley Oct. 7.

457-2036 or visit their website at tax.ny.gov to register. ”It has come to my attention that some of these letters may be returned to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance by the post offices as undeliverable because of inadequate mailing addresses according to the U.S. Postal Standards,” Town of Jay Supervisor Randall Douglas said. Ò We want to be sure that everyone that is eligible for this valuable exemption has the chance to register for it prior to the Dec. 31 deadline.”


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Preston seeks funding for Whiteface Veteran’s Memorial Highway repair By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com W I L M I N G TO N Ñ To w n Supervisor Randy Preston believes the time for action is now on the Whiteface VeteranÕ s Memorial Highway. Preston is seeking state funding to improve the condition of the roadway, which allows travelers access to the top of the fifth-highest peak in New York state. The Wilmington supervisor presented his funding request to members of the Essex County Ways and Means Committee Monday, Sept. 30, explaining the highway was designated as a priority project for the second year by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council. Ò We would ask that funding to repair this historical treasure be included in the state budget for the year 2014,” Preston said. Ò The highway and the surrounding infrastructure are in a state of serious disrepair and needs significant funding to restore it to a safe level of use for all to enjoy.” Preston said the amount of tourists who use the access to Whiteface each year makes it a critical part of the local economy. Ò With over 70,000 people visiting each year, should this highway have to close due to failure, this would inflict serious economic harm to the region,” Preston said. “The highway is dedicated to our veterans and is the only handicapped accessible high peak in New York state. The road is owned by the state and has not seen major repairs in over 50 years. The state needs to come forward and preserve this state and national treasure for

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ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ There will be a blessing of animals on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Friday, Oct. 4 at 3:15 p.m. in the parking lot of St. ElizabethÕ s Church in Elizabethtown. Participants are asked to please have dogs on a leash.

all to enjoy for years to come.” Members of the committee passed a resolution in support of the state funding, while board chairman and Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said he has spoken to Gov. Andrew Cuomo about the situation. Ò In the meeting with Gov. Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens last week, we did bring that issue up and explained to them about the state that it is in and how desperately it is in need of repairs,” Douglas said. Ò Hopefully they can move forward with this and see how important it is. We will keep talking with the governorÕ s office and maybe even invite him up to take a ride on it to see for himself.”

The Whiteface Veteran’s Memorial Highway, seen here being plowed on Memorial Day, is in desperate need of repair, says Supervisor Randy Preston.

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ake George is now headed into a transformation that offers insights useful to other Adirondack communities as they chart a course into the future that incorporates prosperity as well as maintaining a high quality of life. With 100,000 or more visitors annually spending weekends or extended vacations in Lake George, entrepreneurs for decades have built motels, restaurants and retail shops to meet the touristsÕ desires. Many of the business owners or absentee landlords Ñ a large portion from outside the area Ñ have built structures to host business enterprises with one main objective: to expend the least amount of money possible. Taking advantage of prevailing lax municipal development regulations, developers have constructed commercial buildings lacking in architectural merit. For years, many “new” storefronts have been merely alterations and conversions of residences Ñ or new construction with minimal design and cheap materials. Meanwhile, historic buildings with outstanding architecture have been destroyed, one by one, by fire or unbridled development. The result has been a village with a hodgepodge of structures of little or no architectural value, as the population of year-round village residents has slowly decreased. Many discerning vacationers have increasingly sought out other destinations that have a more intact historic identity or have buildings exemplifying higher aesthetic values. And while Lake GeorgeÕ s clientele has shifted over the decades, some retailers have aimed to appeal to the changing visitor profile. Several store windows now displaying T-shirts with obscene slogans serve an example of what can result. Although Lake George has been rated as a top family vacation destination, some publications have used the terms “tacky” and “honky tonk.” In recent years, however, Lake George has embarked on a turnaround. Progressive leaders have envisioned an upscale, revitalized village full of year-round downtown residents as well as visitors, savoring daily life of work, recreation and raising families. Dozens of new quality cultural events have been launched. Regulations to rein in unbridled commercialism have been enacted. Projects to upgrade the streetscape and enhance the pedestrian experience have been undertaken, and theyÕ ve resulted in considerable success. Last winter, developer Dave Kenny hinted he was interested in situating an upscale hotel and conference center in the village. Recognizing that such a facility would boost

the prosperity of the village, local leaders reexamined their zoning regulations and adopted amendments to not only accommodate such a development, but to assure that this hotel and others would be built in an appropriate manner. They reviewed their existing architectural guidelines, and strengthened them by adding various aspects and converting the suggestions to mandates. These new architectural standards include calling for the use of varied, quality materials, as well as staggered rooflines, multiple exterior planes, wall offsets and recesses, dormers, parapets, and cornices. We applaud the village board of trusteesÕ actions. Good architecture and savvy municipal planning attract people to a community to not only visit, but to live in it, prosper, and savor the experience. KennyÕ s initial drawings of his hotel were presented last month to the Lake George Village Planning Board. The drawings depicted a long boxy structure with blank walls Ñ prohibited in Lake GeorgeÕ s new zoning laws Ñ interrupted only with three shallow towers with Adirondack-themed roofs with faux log beams. Such elements were a nod to the new architectural guidelines, but didnÕ t go far enough. It was interesting to see that Kenny also had alternate backup plans for the hotel, depicting stepped roofs, extensive stonework, various offsets and far more visual interest. Kudos to the planning board members who directed Kenny to go back to the drawing board and redesign the hotel to incorporate architectural quality, and not just minimal design cues. Comprehensive architectural mandates and historic preservation laws have proven their worth in many other resort communities like Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Boulder, Colorado and upscale neighborhoods in major cities like Philadelphia as well as nearby Saratoga Springs. Although attacked by some as intrusive elitism or an erosion of property rights, architectural mandates and progressive community planning have immeasurable benefits, boosting the quality of life for all. Here in the Adirondacks, we can resist the intrusion of the ubiquitous American franchisedriven architecture. Drawing on our individualism, we can celebrate our traditional aesthetic diversity, while committing to develop our communities to incorporate a vibrant cultural life. Without question, itÕ s in our best interests. Ñ

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Õ m not sure the phrase legislation will be put on hold “share and share alike” because both sides recognize makes much sense but the same issues, but Democrats it was an old saying and its canÕ t allow the Republicans to meaning was simple; quit claim a victory over this issue. fighting and share the things The Republicans who normally you have with those who want to focus on the debt ceildonÕ t. ing would gladly raise the limit Is sharing with those less if they can put another strike fortunate no longer a quality on the landmark legislation we value? Or have those who somehow legitimizing their Dan Alexander have been generous enough victory. It’s all just posturing. Thoughts from to share in the past feel their Sadly we see this same beBehind the Pressline contribution hasnÕ t been aphavior everyday in all walks of preciated? life, not just here in the states As I draft this column on Sunday night, but around the world. the countryÕ s leaders continue to play tug of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, coming war with the U.S. economy and are threatenoff his historical conversation with President ing to shut down the federal government. ItÕ s Obama, was greeted harshly when returning difficult to comprehend why our so-called to his country. Instead of the Iranian people leaders canÕ t get along, as they have so much being relieved to see tensions and, perhaps in common. Republicans and Democrats are someday, embargoes relaxed, Rouhani has a intent on getting everything they want and shoe thrown at his motorcade signifying the both want to blame the other side for causdisapproval hardliners have regarding his ing the government to shut down. With those openness to engage the U.S. in a dialogue. two key factors as their highest priorities, it The world is becoming too small to not seems the issues are really not all that imrecognize that we must find ways to resolve portant and could easily be solved, yet they our differences, without the use of force or would have to use common sense and each financial manipulation and that completely give a little ground. dominating a relationship only creates greatLike kids fighting over a toy, they’d rather er problems sooner or later. There are many destroy the toy than share it. differences among the people of the world By the time you read this column, chances just like there are people within this nation. are cooler heads will have prevailed and our But when we canÕ t easily address issues here nation has avoided the dreaded shutdown, at home where we have so much in common, but they could have achieved this long ago how will we ever resolve the large issues that and accomplished the task without all the could have grave consequences around the theatrics and threats. Both sides are likely planet? claiming victory in the process. The major In a country blessed with so much opissues Ñ rising debt ceiling and the Affordportunity and hope, we should expect more able Health Care Act Ñ are sadly only throwfrom ourselves and our elected officials. We aways compared to who claims victory. Plus should reward our leaders who can unite us any increase in ceiling limit is still a shortby resolving differences and seeking comterm bandage; both sides will be back at the promises with solutions that respect both issues before the week ends. points of view instead of demanding more What the politicians donÕ t fully compreobstruction and disdain for the opposition. hend is that both sides lose when they allow Share and share alike is every bit as good our nation to appear inept at addressing fisadvice today as adults, as it was when we cal responsibilities. were just learning how to play with others. After this current battle is decided, both sides will be making more adjustments to Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denthe Affordable Health Care Act, which both ton Publications. He may be reached at dan@ sides agree is far from perfect. Quietly, withdenpubs.com. out the spotlight, portions of this landmark

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for signing

Memorial Day event a success

Grateful to townfolk

To the Valley News: I want to thank everyone who volunteered to get the signatures needed to try and save our village. Most of you feel like I do that dissolution of the Village of Keeseville is not going to solve our problems, only bring us new ones. Many shared their confusion on the way the ballot was worded. On Oct. 22, from noon until 9 p.m., we will have another vote. The only word you need to remember is NO, this means you are NOT in favor of the dissolution plan. Sandra Clodgo Keeseville

To the Valley News: On behalf of the people of the Catholic Community of Holy Name and St. Matthew parish in Au Sable Forks, I would like to thank all the wonderful people from across the North Country who participated in our annual Labor Day celebration. The day started out with a wet forecast and an early morning light and thunder show with a soft rainfall at 4 a.m. but as the sun rose so did the prospects for a glorious day. Thank you God! A heartfelt thanks to the organizing committee who spent many hours going over plans and lists, making phone calls, gathering materials and bringing ideas into realities. Thank you to the set-up crew who spent the week preparing the grounds and putting things away when all was done. To those who donated prizes or loaned us materials for our use, the towns of Black Brook and Jay for their assistance, the Clinton and Essex County SheriffÕ s departments and State Police for their assistance with traffic control during the parade, to the parade participants and to our advertisers. For the help we received from the American Legion, Riverside Bowling Alley, and our many vendors for going the extra mile, especially our local Tops store. To all the workers who spent Labor Day in a labor of love for their community, working game booths, cooking over hot griddles, the charcoal pit or in the hot kitchen, helping to remove trash, take care of the cash, selling tickets, working bingo, playing music or keeping booths stocked with toys for the excited children, your hard work and joyful smiles are deeply appreciated. At the end of the day when all the prizes were awarded and all were exhausted there came another burst of energy as in one short hour much of the grounds came down and was put inside before the sky let loose its downpour of rain and wind. Thank you again God for holding the rain but especially Lord, thank you for all the good people who gave so freely and fully of themselves for the sake of others and working together blessed our community with an outstanding celebration in a labor of love. In ChristÕ s service, Fr. Kris Lauzon Pastor Holy Name Church Au Sable Forks

To the Valley News: In October, I will be leaving Westport and returning home after a year of volunteering on what most still call the MarshÕ s Farm on Napper Road. But before I leave I wanted to say thank you publicly to all who have been so kind and friendly to me since day one. It did not take me long to fall in love with your town, as no matter where IÕ d go IÕ d get a smile and hello. I want to thank Emily Marsh and her sister Liz for letting me ride along on shopping trips and keeping me laughing the whole time. Thank you, my dear sweet mail lady Tina for going out of her way to check on me and lend her ear. Also, a big thank you to the assistant librarian Nancy who came out to bring me bedding hay for my chickens when I first got here and soon became a dear friend who gives great hugs. In just one year I’ve made wonderful friends who are dear to me. Though I am sad to leave, I am so glad I got to experience your wonderful town and people. You will be fondly remembered by me. Michele Preston Westport

Fundraising effort kicks off To the Valley News: As a Board Member for the Foundation of CVPH Medical Center, I am thrilled to be kicking off another year for our annual campaign drive. This is our biggest fundraising effort of the year where we ask North Country residents to support the health of your community. CVPH employees have already pledged $35,000, giving us a great start to our campaign goal of $200,000. Part of what makes our campaign a success each year are the 50+ volunteers who willingly take on the task of asking their friends, business partners and contacts to join them in supporting the Foundation. This is no easy undertaking, but when you ask for something you believe strongly in and support yourself, the ask for the Foundation of CVPH becomes much easier. As a team captain, IÕ m fortunate to have several people help me with the business of asking for gifts; many have volunteered for years. They do this because they believe in the mission of the Foundation and know they can make a difference in their family, friendsÕ and neighborsÕ lives. When you receive a letter asking you to support the Foundation of CVPH, I hope you will consider joining me and my fellow volunteers in improving health and wellness in our community. James Favreau Board Member Champlain

Land Swap is a Win-Win Proposition for Adirondacks

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his Election Day, Adirondackers and people across New York State will have an opportunity to demonstrate that good jobs and a healthy environment can successfully co-exist Ñ right here in our backyard. By voting yes for The Adirondack Land Swap, which will be Proposition 5 on the statewide ballot, New York voters will help protect 100 good-paying Adirondack jobs AND add 1,500 acres of new public recreational lands to the Adirondack Forest Preserve at no cost to taxpayers. NYCO Minerals has been an employer in the Essex County towns of Willsboro and Lewis for more than a half-century. NYCO mines a mineral called wollastonite from its surface mine in Lewis, then takes it to its Willsboro plant where it is processed for use in plastics, construction materials, paints and many other items we all use every day. But NYCOÕ s Lewis mine is almost out of material; it has only a few years left. To help NYCO continue its Adirondack operations in a competitive manner and keep people working, New York State is willing to swap the company 200 acres of Forest Preserve land

ETC to hold annual meeting

WILLSBORO Ñ The Essex Theatre Company will hold its Annual Board Meeting and its Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively, at the Willsborough Visitors Center, Main Street, Willsboro. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Family planning classes offered

PLATTSBURGH — A series of Natural Family Planning classes will be offered Oct. 6, 2 p.m. at the St. John’s Parish Center in Plattsburgh. Sponsored by the NFP Office of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, the classes are open to all couples wishing to learn this natural, holistic, and highly effective (99 percent) method of family planning. A three-part learner-centered format educates couples to observe and interpret the physical signs of fertility. This knowledge can be used to postpone or to achieve pregnancy. A fee of $50 covers all materials. To register, or to learn more, contact instructors Matthew and Sarah Bosley at 962-8996 (e-mail mbosley@westelcom.com) or contact the Diocesan NFP office at 483-0459 (e-mail apietropaoli@dioogdensburg.org).

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(known as Lot 8) that is right next to NYCOÕ s existing mine and is thought to have another eight to 10 yearsÕ supply of wollastonite on it. In return for this 200 acres, NYCO will give New York State 1,500 acres of land that the state can add to the Forest Preserve and open for public recreation. This land has more recreational attributes than Lot 8, and provides improved access to the southern and eastern portions of the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area. When NYCO finishes mining on the 200 acres, the company will reclaim and replant the land and return it to state ownership. The math is really quite simple: NYCO gets temporary access to 200 acres, the Forest Pre-

ESSEX Ñ Thurston Clarke will discuss his latest book, Ò JFKÕ s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President (Penguin, 2013),“ at the Essex Community Church on Monday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. Clarke is the author of 12 widely acclaimed books of fiction and nonfiction, including three New York Times notable books. Ò JFKÕ s Last Hundred Days,” is a revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK’s last hundred days that asks what might have been. This event will

Wants a matinee To the Valley News: Another season of good movies, presented by the Champlain Valley Film Society, has begun. And again this year potential viewers will be excluded because of the 8 p.m. show time. IÕ m referring to seniors - and others - who donÕ t want to drive at night, or prefer to end their evenings earlier. Why can’t the Society have a matinee once in a while? Perhaps once a month, or even every six weeks? I recall reading about the new equipment the group has acquired. Someone on their staff suggested then that perhaps there will be childrenÕ s programs in the future. If so, they certainly will not be presented at 8 p.m. The telephone number for the Champlain Valley Film Society is 963-8662 and the email address is info@cvfilms.org. Perhaps if enough of us request an occasional matinee it might happen. Mona White Willsboro

serve gains 1,500 acres, and the jobs of 100 local people Ñ our neighbors, taxpayers and community volunteers Ñ are protected. At the same time, the total property revenues from these lands will increase significantly from current levels, as NYCO puts Lot 8 to work for our regional economy. We believe this is a perfect example of cooperative, common-sense, bipartisan government. The proposal was overwhelmingly supported by both houses of the state Legislature, and has the backing of the Adirondack Council, the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages, Unshackle Upstate, the North Country Regional Economic

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occur on 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s signing of the ratification of the Limited Test Ban Treaty, which he considered his proudest legislative achievement. Clarke will talk for about a half hour and take questions. The event is a joint presentation of the Paine Memorial Library in Willsboro and the Belden Noble Memorial Library in Essex. It is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served after the talk.

ELCS school board to meet

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the Conference Room. During the meeting, itÕ s anticipated the Board will: •Enter executive session to discuss matters of collective negotiations, and advice of counsel. It is anticipated that the Board will convene in public session at approximately 7 p.m. to: • recognize student and staff achievements; • appoint personnel to various positions; • consider first and second readings of various policies • consider the annual sports merger for track; • receive the annual fiscal audit report from the school district auditor; • and authorization to purchase a school van. Everyone is welcome.

Bourgeois to talk about new book

KEESEVILLE Ñ The Keeseville Free Library will host a book talk and signing Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Ashley Bourgeois will talk about her new book, “Traveler.”

Development Council, United Steelworkers and New York AFL-CIO, among many others. As the supervisors of the towns of Lewis and Willsboro, we see firsthand every day how important NYCO is to our region. The company has a $53 million payroll, spends more than $2 million a year with other local businesses, pays more than $200,000 in local school and property taxes and is a generous supporter of many community organizations. In addition, NYCO employees volunteer with our local fire and emergency squads, as youth sports coaches, and with many other community organizations. NYCO is truly invaluable to our region. Lot 8 on the other hand is a little-used, difficult-to-access, swath of land that can be temporarily put to productive use to the benefit of the Adirondack economy by mining a natural Adirondack resource in an environmentally responsible way. The Adirondack Land Swap truly is a win-win proposition for our region, and we encourage your Yes vote on Election Day. But donÕ t stop there. This proposition must be approved by voters across the state. So please reach out to your family and friends and ask them to vote Yes, too. You can find more information at www.adirondacklandswap.com. David Blades, Supervisor Town of Lewis Ed Hatch, Supervisor Town of Willsboro

Bourgeois is the oldest daughter of Bruce and Cindy Bourgeois. In middle school at Ausable Valley, she wrote her first novel, “Darien’s Quest.” All through high school she continued to write. She met her co-author Kathryn McGowan on a writing site in high school and the two kept in contact over the years, writing together and collaborating on more and more ideas, culminating in “Traveler,” a fantasy/romance/adventure novel, the first book in the Chronicles of the Inner Realms Series. For more information call 834-9054.

Energy workshops offered

WESTPORT — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County will be conducting free energy workshops titled Ò Save Energy, Save Dollars.” Fall is the perfect time to take some steps to make your home more energy efficient. Learn how to reduce energy bills with low-cost, no-cost actions. Each workshop participant will receive three complimentary compact fluorescent light bulbs to use in their homes. The workshops will be offered on: •Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Jay Community Center, 11 School Lane, Au Sable Forks •Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m., Paine Memorial Library, 2 Gilliland Lane, Willsboro Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. For more information or to register for the class, call 962-4810 x401.

Westport school board to meet

WESTPORT — The Westport Central School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Agenda items include extracurricular appointments, tax roll correction and any other business that may come before the board.


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Gov. Cuomo to make final Finch land classification decision Meets with town officials, green group By Andy Flynn

andy@denpubs.com NORTH CREEK Ñ As reporters waited in the sun for a press conference to begin Thursday, Sept. 26 outside the Gore Mountain Ski Center base lodge, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was meeting inside with local government leaders in a closed-door session to discuss the upcoming classification of newly acquired state land in the Central Adirondacks. The land in question Ñ including the Essex Chain Lakes — will impact five local towns in Hamilton and Essex counties: Newcomb, Long Lake, Minerva, North Hudson and Indian Lake. The Nature Conservancy sold the former Finch, Pruyn Company land to the state in 2012, and now the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) must decide how to classify it. Yet, even after the APA makes its final decision, thereÕ s one more hurdle for both sides of the issue. “The governor makes the decision,” Cuomo said. “The APA makes the recommendation to the governor. In a perfect world, the APA’s recommendation would coincide with the judgment of the executive. But, in any event, the governor is responsible legally for the decision and can override the recommendation of the APA if he or she sees fit.” Earlier in the day, Cuomo met with The Nature Conservancy in a closed-door session in Franklin

Taylor guilty

Continued from page 1 Robert Rennie, Sr., father of the deceased, who sat through every court proceeding for all three trials, said he was glad the trials are over. “I couldn’t just sit home and wonder what was happening,” said Rennie. Ò We were a little concerned this morning.” Rennie thanked Sprague for doing a good job throughout the trials and though he and his family were unable to thank the jury personally, he wanted to.

County. Government leaders had their turn in the late afternoon in Warren County with state officials such as Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens, Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) and Assemblyman Dan Stec (R-Queensbury). The governor called it a “superb conversation.” Ò I wanted to hear from the experts on the matter before I made the decision, and thatÕ s why I came up today,” Cuomo said. Green groups, such as the Adirondack Council, are in favor of a wilderness classification for the newly acquired land, barring motorized access. Local officials, specifically in the five towns listed above that comprise the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub, are in favor of a wild forest classification for some lands, such as the Essex Chain Lakes, to ensure more access, including mountain bikes and snowmobiles. On wilderness lands in the state Forest Preserve, motorized access is not allowed. “Everybody understands the same principles,” Cuomo said. Ò The principle is Ô We need balance.Õ We need to preserve the Park. We also need economic development. We need activity. We need revenues. And you have to balance the two.” The towns of Minerva, North Hudson and Newcomb Ñ all represented at the Sept. 26 meeting Ñ are located in Essex County, and Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas joined the town supervisors. Ò I think it was a good meeting with the governor,” Douglas said. “I think the five towns and the two counties told him that weÕ re willing to compro-

Ò Our family thanks you for what you did for us, they did the right thing,” Rennie said. Sprague said the most valuable evidence in the case against Taylor was the eye-witness account given by Angela Rivers, wife of the second man found guilty in the murder case, Michael. She testified to witnessing Taylor beat Rennie along with her husband and Scott Denno. Ò Having that eye-witness account was invaluable to this case,” Sprague said. At the beginning of the trial, TaylorÕ s attorney, Essex Coun-

ty Public Defender Brandon Boutelle, tried to make the argument Angela was trying to use Taylor as a scapegoat for the murder. “I think the jury saw through the conspiracy theory argument because for one, if she was going to do that, she would have created a story that didnÕ t involve her husband,” Sprague said. During deliberations the jury requested readbacks of the testimonies of Angela Rivers and Samantha LaCroix, who was TaylorÕ s former girlfriend and roommate at the time of Ren-

mise, but we need to sit down at the table with the environmental groups and work this out. Compromise, a common ground, can be found. Not everybody will end up totally happy but compromise is the best thing.” The towns of Long Lake and Indian Lake Ñ both represented at the Sept. 26 meeting Ñ are located in Hamilton County, and Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Farber joined the town supervisors as well. Farber said the governorÕ s due diligence in this state land classification process is unique among state executives he has known. Ò IÕ ve been doing this for 20 years, and theyÕ ve been doing a lot of classifications, and I’ve never had a governor come up and talk to me about a classification and my view of it in advance,” Farber said. There will most likely be differences on the APA Board of Commissioners when members take up the classification decision later this fall. First the staff must make a recommendation to the State Lands Committee, which, in turn, makes a recommendation to the full board. A thorough discussion of balance Ñ preservation versus access Ñ is expected, and that could come as early as the November meeting in Ray Brook. Yet town supervisors in the “five towns” were clearly disappointed at the end of the State Lands Committee meeting Sept. 12 when committee Chairman Richard Booth publicly sated that was in favor of the wilderness classification, even before getting a recommendation from the APA staff. The governor’s visit to the Adirondack Park on Sept. 26 changed the mood among local leaders, according nieÕ s murder. Taylor, unlike the two previous trials, did not have the charge of criminal possession of a weapon dismissed. The judge dismissed those charges before the jury went for deliberations for Michael Rivers and Denno. This time there was enough evidence that he utilized his boots to cause injury. Ò He had 14-wide steel-toe Chippewa boots that he used in a manner to cause injury to another person,” Sprague said. Ò ItÕ s because of his prior conviction it wasn’t thrown out.”

to Supervisor Douglas. Ò I think the mood change is a little better today because we were concerned that we werenÕ t being heard,” Douglas said. “A lot of the environmental groups have a lot of funds behind them to push their message out, and local government officials need to be heard.” The governor said there will be more meetings with stakeholders in this land classification process before he signs any document. Ò TheyÕ ll be more conversations. TheyÕ ll be more discussions. There will be more analysis,” Cuomo said. Ò But I want to make sure I am as prepared as I can be to make this decision because itÕ s an important one.”

Social center adds Zumba class

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Elizabethtown Social Center is adding a new Zumba Fitness Class and offering an October special of unlimited classes in October for $30. The 10 a.m. Wednesday class will be geared toward seniors and/or those who enjoy a slower pace. The first class is free. Regular fees are $8 per class or five classes for $25. In October, take unlimited Social Center classes with Marci, Karin or Arin for $30. Classes are available on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m. You can find the Zumba schedule on the website elizabethtownsocialcenter.org.

Sprague said because of TaylorÕ s previous conviction of second-degree manslaughter, he likely faces life in prison. In 1996, Taylor was arrested for beating a man to death in Port Henry. Sprague said he took a plea deal for a non-violent charge of misdemeanor manslaughter and served the full sentence of 15 years. The prior conviction was not put before the jury because it would have been prejudicial and predisposed Taylor as a murderer to the jury. Sprague said the former charge can be used

against him during sentencing. “If you knew as a juror he was convicted of manslaughter, what is the first thing they would think in this case, so itÕ s deemed prejudicial,” Sprague said. “Innocent until proven guilty, we wanted a fair jury and fair proceedings on both sides.” Another charge of forcible rape in a separate case is pending against Taylor. Taylor is scheduled to be sentenced in the murder trial on Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the Essex County Courthouse.

Vendors Needed! Taste of Home Cooking School will be holding a cooking school November 2nd at the Crete Civic Center. We have limited booth space available for the show. Booths open 3 hours before show time and you can show and or sell your goods or products to over 1,500 eager shoppers. Contact us to see how you can get in on the many different opportunities for this show that was SOLD OUT last year!

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Members of the Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg packed the 1932 Arena at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid to worship with Apostolic Nuncio to Pope Francis Carlo Maria Vigano (left) Sept. 29. The crowd was estimated at near 3,000. Photos by Pat Hendrick and Keith Lobdell

Vigano visit

Continued from page 1 Faithful members of the church poured onto the floor of the arena and filled the stands, with many standing along the wall for the chance to worship with the personal representative of Pope Francis to the U.S. Ò As the Apostolic Nuncio, he is the personal representative of His Holiness to the faithful of our nation,” said Bishop Terry LaValley, head of the Ogdensburg Diocese. LaValley welcomed Vigano to Lake Placid and the North

Country by saying, Ò Welcome to God’s Country.” Ò Welcome to celebrate this special Eucharist to start our Year of Faith,” LaValley said. Ò Thank you for your ministry with us and for us. Through your holy and gentle or presence, we know Pope Francis’s deep care and loving concern for us.” The event featured readings and scripture along with music provided by a choir made of members throughout the diocese. The Joyful Youth Choir, made up of members of St. Augustine (Peru), St. Alexander (Morrisonville) the Catho-

lic Community of Keeseville, Holy Name (Au Sable Forks) and St. James (Cadyville) also provided music for the event. Vigano delivered a simple message to the members in attendance, telling them to carry the likeness of Jesus Christ in their faces. Ò Our faces should be bright like the face of Jesus,” Vigano said. Ò Our dignity comes because we have been created in the image and likeness of God.” During his visit, Vigano also led Masses in Plattsburgh Sept. 29 and Lake Placid Sept. 30.

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Statistics indicate there will be more than 256,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in American and Canadian women this year, and breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women of both countries. Thanks to early detection and treatment advances, survival rates have improved dramatically, but much room for progress remains. As diagnosis and treatment options continue to evolve, medical experts agree that early detection is a key factor in overcoming the disease, and performing a monthly breast self-exam is often vital to detecting abnormalities, including lumps or tenderness, in the breasts that may indicate illness. Take steps to protect yourself against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by initiating healthy lifestyle changes, beginning monthly breast self-exams, and talking to your doctor about the appropriate clinical breast exam and screening mammogram schedule for you.

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John Bernardi, Executive Director of the United Way stands with volunteer campaign team leaders during the annual kick-off breakfast. Photo by Katherine Clark

United Way opens 2013 campaign By Katherine Clark

katherine@denpubs.com PLATTSBURGH — The United Way of the Adirondack Region (UWAR) celebrated the work of its community supporters with a kickoff breakfast Sept. 20 at the American Legion in Plattsburgh. The breakfast was busting at the seams with a record-breaking crowd of more than 200 people. The eventÕ s 216 attendees included supporters, pacesetters, community partners, board members and volunteers. The UWAR is a voluntary fund-raising and human service organization that was started in 1949. It represents Clinton, Essex and Franklin continues with offices in Elizabethtown, Malone and Plattsburgh. Its volunteer board of directors has worked to unite a cross section of volunteers and agencies, both public and private, in a community-wide effort to deliver needed health and human service programs. UWAR Board President Gerald Morrow said because government canÕ t be everywhere there are people like the dedicated UWAR volunteers who step in to help. Ò The middle class used to be the middle class, but now they are the working poor,” Morrow said. Executive Director of the UWAR, John Ber-

nardi, said the large crowd was a symbol of the incredible generosity and caring nature of the North Country. During the breakfast, the newest campaign video was debuted. Ellen Gordon and DaleAnne Wolter, this yearÕ s campaign co-chairs, both spoke on how the UWAR has touched their lives and the commitment they have on making the $725,000 goal set this year. Kathy Snow, Director of Development and Marion Daniels, Director of Finance then announced the pacesetter results. The pacesetters are businesses and organizations that complete their campaign before the kick-off. The total pacesetter totals were $137,064.57, which brings in 18.9 percent of the UWARÕ s annual fund-raising goal. Some of the top fundraisers were; Northern Insuring Company that raised $13,004, Northeast Group that raised $13,500 and the top fundraiser was Nine Platt Hospitality Group which raised $16,135. The event concluded with all 216 attendees singing happy birthday to Morrow. Ò IÕ m glad everyone was able to make it to my birthday breakfast,” Morrow had joked at the beginning of the event. For more information on how to get involved with the UWAR visit their website at www.unitedwayadk.org.

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Essex County Board of Supervisors remember three former members

By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Three former members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors were remembered Monday during a moment of silence. Charlie Maddison, Adolph “Dolph” Diskin and Dorothy “Dot” Madden were honored by members of the board. Each recently passed away.

“He was my mentor while I was on the town board,” Newcomb Supervisor George Canon said of the late Madison, 88, who was supervisor of the town from 1981 to 1989. Ò He was a good man, and I am going to miss him.” Maddison passed away Sept. 25, while Madden and Diskin each passed away Sept. 28. Diskin, 97, the father of current Essex County treasurer Michael Diskin, was Ticonderoga supervisor from 1982 to 1987 and served as the

county Republican Election Commissioner from 1989 to 1999. He was also head of the Ticonderoga Republican Committee and a member of the village board of trustees. Madden, 81, was the town of Jay supervisor for nine months in 2000, appointed after the death of Thomas Douglas, who was the father of current Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas. Madden served on the Jay Town Council in the 1970s and worked for Essex County as Public Health Department director.

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Continued from page 1 Connell said because Willsboro officials voted to hire an assessor on their own, they had dropped out of the CAP. Ò Westport is the lead town in the CAP and is the employer of the assessor,” Connell said. Ò Willsboro could not hire the assessor under the CAP, it had to be Westport. Anyway you look at this, they withdrew.” Hatch said by keeping Galarneau, his town was the one still in the CAP. “We were satisfied with the assessor,” Hatch said. “Westport and Elizabethtown chose to leave. All of our towns are at 100 percent equalization rate. We are satisfied. If they want to go, I am not going to argue with them. We did not ask to go.” Ò This has nothing to do with the assessor, this has to do with the CAP,” Connell replied. Ò Willsboro decided that they did not want to take the chance that (Galarneau) was not going to get hired and hired him, dropping out of the CAP.” After seeing the minutes and resolutions provided by Connell, supervisors voted 16-1 in favor of the two towns hiring a county assessor, with Hatch voting no and Moriah

Supervisor Tom Scozzafava absent. Ò It appears that leaving the CAP is by default, not by resolution,” Newcomb Supervisor George Canon said. Ò What I am voting on today is these two towns to go with the county,” Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said. Ò Mr. Hatch can vote however he wants. I do support this resolution today because two of my colleagues asked to go with the county.” Ò I guess it was clear from the beginning that if a town wanted to get out, it was there prerogative to do so,” North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi said. “From what I have heard, Mr. Hatch has made it clear that he does not want to stay.” Ò ItÕ s up to the town of Willsboro to work it out with the state of New York as far as penalties go,” board chairman and Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said. Hatch again stated he felt it was Willsboro that was keeping within the CAP. Ò They wanted to leave because they did not want to keep Mr. Galarneau,” Hatch said. Ò We said no. My position with the state is that we did not want to get out; you are kicking us out. We want to stay. They do not because they do not like the assessor.”


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County backs NYCO By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors are ready to put their support behind the land swap between NYCO Minerals and the state of New York. Members of the board gave an unanimous second to a resolution to support Prop. 5 during the Sept. 30 Ways and Means Committee meeting. It will now go before the full board for passage Oct. 7. Lewis Supervisor David Blades presented the resolution to the members of the board. County Chairman and Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said support for the proposition had been building around the state. Ò We have been working with the Association of Counties, and they have passed a resolution in support,” Douglas said. He added that he knew there was still work to do in getting the word out across the state. Ò It is unfortunate that this is a statewide vote and we have to educate all of the voters about this,” Douglas said. “It is such a North Country issue and something that is so important for us here that we need to let everyone in the state know how important this is.” Newcomb Supervisor George Canon added voters also needed to be educated on where the proposition would be located on the ballot. Ò The resolution will be on the back side of the ballot and you have to turn the ballot over in order to vote on the proposition,” Canon said. “We need to make sure that our people know that.” Mark Buckley, environmental health, safety and quality manager for NYCO, attended the meeting. Ò That was good to hear that we received an unanimous second from the board,” Buckley said. He added that NYCO has also set up a website (adirondacklandswap.com) and Facebook Page (search Adirondack Land Swap) to help with statewide promotion.

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Mom watches Gibson Brothers win IBMA awards, at home By Andy Flynn

andy@denpubs.com ELLENBURG Ñ For those here in the Gibson Brothers family who couldnÕ t make it to Raleigh, N.C. Thursday, Sept. 26 to see “the boys” win four International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards, watching the ceremony on the computer was the next best thing. Eric and Leigh GibsonÕ s mother, Shannon, joined her sister, Molly Begor of Rouses Point, at her daughterÕ s home. Erin Gibson LaClair, the boysÕ younger sister, lives a stoneÕ s throw away from their alma mater, Northern Adirondack Central School, where she works as a secondgrade teacher. After putting her three young children to bed, it was time to gather around a laptop computer in the front sitting room and watch the IBMA awards ceremony streaming live from the Bluegrass Today website. Earlier in the day, Eric was awarded the 2013 IBMA Songwriter of the Year award, so the evening began in high spirits. Still, there was a little nervous energy in the air. Even ShannonÕ s 2-year-old schnauzer, Finnegan, was caught up in the buzz, barking with excitement and edgy because of the bluegrass music filling the home. With homemade chili and rolls settling in their stomachs, and the promise of apple crisp for dessert Ñ made with apples picked from ShannonÕ s front yard Ñ the three-hour awards show began at 7:30 p.m. Twenty-nine minutes into the ceremony, the Gibson Brothers were awarded Vocal Group of the Year, and producers played Ò Home on the River” as band members walked on stage. During the acceptance speech, Leigh thanked his brother. Ò Without his vocal, I probably wouldnÕ t be standing here today, and I owe him my career in bluegrass music because he started the Gibson Brothers before it was called that,” Leigh said. Those words caught Eric by surprise, since theyÕ re known for light-hearted verbal sparring on stage while tuning their instruments. For a moment, their sibling rivalry vanished and was filled with mutual respect. “Wow,” Eric said. “I don’t know what to say because IÕ m not used to hearing him say anything nice about me.” “I meant to add,” Leigh said, “that I wouldn’t

sound so good if he wasn’t singing with me.” During their acceptance speech for the third award Ñ Song of the Year for Ò They Called It Music” — Eric invited co-writer Joe Newberry to the stage to talk briefly about the song. Newberry said it was an honor to receive the award in his hometown. But Gibson Brothers fans Ñ including those in the LaClair household Ñ were waiting for the final award of the night — the big prize — Entertainer of the Year, an honor the boys won in 2012. Leigh had called it a fluke and predicted it would never happen again. He was wrong. Doyle Lawson and Claire Lynch took the podium to announce the Entertainer of the Year award. After reading the nominations, Lynch began opening the envelope. “And the award goes to,” Lynch said, “Oh, my gosh, what a privilege.” “Ladies first,” Lawson said. “Yes, the Gibson Brothers,” Lynch said as the producers played “They Called It Music” and band members piled on stage for the third time that evening. Back home, tears of joy filled the room. “Yayyy,” Erin said. “It’s awesome.” “Oh, my God. I can’t believe it,” added Aunt Molly. “I told them they’d win that, with that song,” Shannon said. “Who told them?” Molly asked. “With that song,” Shannon said. “You told them that?” Molly said. Ò I told them it would be at the top of the thing, when I heard the song for the first time,” Shannon said about “They Called It Music.” In his acceptance speech, Leigh began to thank everyone. “I thought last year was a fluke for sure,” Leigh said. “I don’t know what to say. We just keep trying to play the music that we hear in our heads and express it. And we feel very fortunate to be able to do this with our lives and to have so many folks think we do it well means a great deal. I’d like to thank Paul Lohr and New Frontier Touring for putting us out in front of people and Compass Records for allowing us to make music that we like to make. And I especially would like to thank members of the Gibson Brothers, past and present, for their contri-

Shannon Gibson — mother to Eric and Leigh Gibson — sits on a couch with her dog, Finnegan, after watching her sons win several International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards Sept. 26 on the Bluegrass Today website. The ceremony was streamed live from Raleigh, N.C. Standing behind her is daughter, Erin Gibson LaClair, who was texting friends and family with news that her brothers had just won the IBMA Entertainer of the Year award for the second year in a row. At right is Shannon’s sister, Molly Begor, of Rouses Point. bution to what we do. And I canÕ t thank you enough.” Eric began his acceptance speech by thanking their families, Ò for putting up with a group of guys that are gone a lot. It takes a selfless family, especially our wives, to put up with what we do. I want to say thank you to God, and I want to hi to my mom listening back home in Ellenburg Depot, New York. Thank you, folks. God bless you.” Leigh rushed back to the microphone to say, “I’d like to say hi to my mom, too,” which was followed by laughter and tears from the three women in Ellenburg Ñ the boysÕ mom, sister and Aunt Molly Ñ and a few yips from Finnegan. “He’s so silly,” Shannon said about Leigh. “They’re always competing. ‘My mom, too.’” Asked what she thought about Eric and LeighÕ s shout out from the IBMA awards, their mom said, Ò It was a good feeling, a proud feeling. IÕ m proud of Õ em ... IÕ m excited. IÕ m happy for the boys. They worked hard for it.” Asked if she gets nervous watching the show,

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Shannon said, Ò I keep saying, Ô I hope they get at least one award,Õ and they got four, so IÕ m happy. I do get a little nervous sometimes, but it’s fun watching it. They’re good kids.”

Charles Fisk to perform

KEENE VALLEY Ñ East Branch Friends of the Arts presents pianist Charles Fisk in concert on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. The suggested donation is $10; students are free. Fisk is a faculty member at Wellesley College and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Since 2004, he has performed for East Branch Friends of the Arts every fall, displaying his exceptional talent and knowledge of various composersÕ works. This year, his program will include two Schubert Sonatas, D. 664 (Opus 120) and D. 959 (Op. posth.), and SchumannÕ s Kreisleriana, Op. 16. For more information, contact Chris Gould at 276-5403 or eastbranchfriendsofthearts@gmail.com.


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Westport, Schroon Lake unite to help fund cancer research

Girls varsity soocer teams hold third annual cancer awareness game By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com SCHROON LAKE Ñ Usually Westport wears blue and Schroon Lake white and red when they meet on the soccer pitch. On Sept. 25, both broke from their traditional uniform colors for something a little more pink. For the third year, the two schools came together to play in a cancer awareness game, with the Lady Eagles scoring a 4-3 overtime win. Westport sported a black jersey with a pink ribbon on the front, while Schroon Lake continued their tradition of creating pink tie-dyed shirts. The

Members of the Westport and Schroon Lake varsity girls soccer teams participated in the third annual cancer awareness game between the two school Sept. 25 in Schroon. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Wildcats added a step, with some dying their hair pink or wearing pink ribbons. Both coaches, Brad Rascoe of Westport and Mary Lou Shaughnessy of Schroon Lake,

said their team had worked throughout the week to help raise funds for cancer research. Ò The girls held a bake sale during the boys soccer game against Chazy Sept. 24,” Rascoe

said. Ò Everyone on the team made something for the sale, and the girls sold at the game and were able to make $83.25.” Ò Our team had collection jars that we had places in the

office at school and throughout the town,” Shaughnessy said. Ò We were able to make some pink goodies for the concession stand as well.” During halftime, the two

teams went through the crowd with the collection jars to accept donations. As of press time, final numbers for the fundraiser had not been announced.

Around the Valley AuSable Valley 25-25-25 NCCS 6-11-16 AVCS: Kills - Noelle Miller 8, Mirissa O’Neill 5, Shelby Bourgeois 5, Miranda Sheffer 3; Assists - Sheffer 11, O’Neill 6; Aces - Jocelyn Racette 5, Miller 4, Sheffer 4, O’Neill 3, Alexandra Lincoln 2; Digs - Lincoln 7, Sheffer 6, O’Neill 5, Miller 4; Blocks Sheffer 3

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AuSable Valley 85, Peru 85 AVCS wins: Emily McCormick (200 medley - 2:35.33, 500 free - 6:06.18); Lydia Brown (200 free - 2:19.68, 100 fly - 1:10.82); Tonie Cross (50 free - 29.96, 100 free - 1:06.76); 200 medley relay (Cross, McCormick, Brown, Emily Wood - 2:17.16); 400 free relay (Brown, Cross, McCormick, Haley Sprague - 4:29.84) Plattsburgh High 114, AuSable Valley 56 AVCS wins: Emily McCormick (200 free - 2:17.03). Seconds: Tonie Cross (200 free - 2:33.24); Lindsay Brown (50 free - 28.80, 100 fly - 1:09.93); Emily Wood (100 back - 1:19.37); McCormick (100 breaststroke - 1:20.97)

Boys cross country Lily Whalen scored the game-winning goal for Elizabethtown-Lewis against Lake Placid Sept. 27. Photo by Keith Lobdell Jimmy Provost reaches for a save against Plattsburgh High Sept. 30. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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Elizabethtown-Lewis 3, Lake Placid 1 ELCS: Austin Morris 1 goal; Hugh Harwood 1 goal; Will Tomkins 1 goal; Joel Morris 1 assist; Justin LaPier 7 saves Seton Catholic 8, Willsboro 3 WILLS: Nick Arnold 2 goals; Paul Fine-Lease 1 assist; Lucas Cross 16 saves Keene 1, Johnsburg 1, OT KCS: Gabe Warner 1 goal; Draf Boonrut 1 assist; Brandon Dumas 9 saves Plattsburgh High 4, AuSable Valley 0 AVCS: Jimmy Provost 18 saves Northern Adirondack 3, Westport 1 WEST: Ryan Davis 1 goal; Sam Napper 8 saves

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Plattsburgh High 2, AuSable Valley 1 AVCS: Rachel Knapp 1 goal; Madison Rondeau 1 assist; Bryce Douglass 4 saves

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Elizabethtown-Lewis 2, Lake Placid 1 ELCS: Lily Whalen 1 goal, 1 assist; Jasmin Barnes 1 goal; Emma Disogra 17 saves

Keene 1, Westport 0 KCS: Hanna Whitney 1 goal; Tucker Geiger 5 saves WEST: Hannah Looby 7 saves Chazy 6, Willsboro 0 WILLS: Stephanie Blanchard 16 saves Westport 4, Schroon Lake 3 WEST: Ellie Schwoebel 3 goals; Cheyenne Cramer 1 goal; Brendee Russell 1 assist; Sydney Mitchell 1 assist; Sarah Looby 3 saves

Chazy 4, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 ELCS: Justin LaPier 8 saves

Lake Placid 5, Willsboro 1 WILLS: Rachael Burt 1 goal; Stephanie Blanchard 16 saves

Seton Catholic 1, Westport 0 WEST: Sam Napper 14 saves

Chazy 7, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 ELCS: Emma Disogra 20 saves

Northern Adirondack 5, Willsboro 1 Wills: Nick Arnold 1 goal, Paul Fine-Lease 1 assist; Lucas Cross 9 saves Northeastern Clinton 6, AuSable Valley 0 AVCS: Jimmy Provost 23 saves Seton Catholic 1, Elizabethtown-Lewis 0 Justin LaPier 5 saves Chazy 2, Westport 0 WEST: Sam Napper 12 saves Lake Placid 4, Willsboro 0 WILLS: Lucas Cross 13 saves

Plattsburgh High 18, AuSable Valley 43 Saranac Lake 24, AuSable Valley 32 AVCS: Austin Smith (4th - 19:47); Josh Ducharme (10th - 20:50); Alex Wilson (15th - 21:19)

Plattsburgh High 17, AuSable Valley 41 Saranac Lake 18, AuSable Valley 37 AVCS: Rachel Ford (8th - 25:17); Emily Patenaude (10th - 25:36); Jessica Malskis (14th - 28:13); Ashley Guynup (15th - 28:57)

Saranac Lake 34, AuSable Valley 21 Passing: John Goodnough 19-31, 180 yards, 2TD, 4 INT Rushing: Goodnough 14 carries-43 yards, 1TD; Connor Kennedy 9-11; Shane Douglas 3-(-9); Jacob Ashline 2-0; Brad Pray 1-(1); TOTAL 30-44, 1 TD Receiving: Tyler Champine 6 receptions-61 yards, 2TD; Sultan Sikandar 5-60; Ashline 3-17; Lucas Perez 2-18; Douglas 2-13; Chasm Perkett 1-11; TOTAL 19-180, 2 TD Total offense: 61 plays, 224 yards, 3 TD, 4 turnovers Defense: Cody Lawrence 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery Penalties: AVCS 6-75 yards; Saranac Lake 9-80

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AuSable Valley 25-25-25 Northern Adirondack 6-9-15 AVCS: Kills - Noelle Miller 8, Miranda Sheffer 4, Shelby Bourgeois 4, Mirissa O’Neill 4; Assists - Sheffer 12, Mirissa O’Neill 8; Aces - Sheffer 8, Alexandra Lincoln 7; Digs - Lincoln 7, Sheffer 6, Miller 4 AuSable Valley 25-25-25 Peru 4-8-19 AVCS: Kills - Mirissa O’Neill 8, Noelle Miller 7, Miranda Sheffer 6; Assists - Sheffer 11, Mirissa O’Neill 10; Aces - Sheffer 5, Mirissa O’Neill 3, Miller 3; Digs - Mirissa O’Neill 7, Alexandra Lincoln 6; Blocks - Miller 1, Sheffer 1

Miranda Sheffer had 34 assists for the AuSable Valley volleyball team over the last week. Photo by Keith Lobdell


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ACT, NYSSCPA hosting charitable tax seminar LAKE PLACID — ACT, the community foundation of the Adirondack region, and the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants will host a seminar to educate professional advisors on charitable giving options and provide an update on charitable giving tax rules. The seminar, “Creative Charitable Tax Planning: How to Help Your Clients Give Back to their Family and Community,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid. Registration and lunch start at noon, followed by a presentation by Brian M. Sagrestano, president and CEO of Gift Planning Development, a full service gift planning consulting firm based in New Hartford. Ò The role of a professional advisor encompasses a host of responsibilities and opportunities,” said Cali Brooks, ACT’s executive director. Ò Attorneys, accountants and investment professionals bring tremendous value to their clients as they consider major life decisions. ACT and NYSSCPA want to support professional advisors as they help their clients consider charitable giving options. We also want to make sure these individuals are up to date on recent changes to the charitable giving tax rules.” New York State Continuing Professional Education credits for accountants and New York State Continuing Legal Education credits for attorneys will be available. Written materials will be distributed at the seminar. The cost for the seminar is $40 per person, which includes lunch. The deadline to register is Sept. 30. For more information, please contact ACT at 523-9904 or visit www.generousact.org.

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Hospice to host remembrance night

PORT HENRY — On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m., High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care will hold a special memorial service to honor the memory of those we have served and who died between Jan. 1 and June 30. Each person is remembered by name and loved ones are invited to light a candle in their memory. The service will include readings and music with light refreshments immediately following. With this fall High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care service, we are extending a special invitation to other members of the community who have suffered a loss. All are warmly welcomed to attend the memorial service and time will be allowed for their remembrances also. The service will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall located on 72 South Main Street in Port Henry. High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care is a rural, not-for-profit health care corporation, certified and licensed by New York State. Our hospice is composed of a caring team of professionals and volunteers who provide the full range of quality hospice services, primarily in the home, to all terminally ill individuals and their families in portions of Franklin and Hamilton Counties and all of Warren and Essex Counties. Our team provides physical care, emotional support and education to the entire family regardless of age, gender, nationality, race, creed, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis or ability to pay. Hospice is covered under the Medicare Hospice Benefit. For more information call 942-6513. RSVP by Oct. 10.

Neighborhood house hosts golf tournament KEENE VALLEY Ñ Keene Valley Neighborhood House 2013 Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the prestigious Au sable Club Golf Course at the Mountain Reserve in St. HubertÕ s. Winners were: Men’s lowest Score: Bob and Tom Beismeyer, Dick and David Nye; Men’s long Drive: Tom Beismeyer; Men’s Closest to the Pin: Bucky Hathaway Ladies Lowest Score: Christine Benedict, Gerri Taylor, Gail Alexander, Trish Baker; Ladies Closest to the Pin: Judy Juzatis; Ladies Long Drive: Trish Baker Lowest Mixed Team: Liz Jaques, Phoebe Storm, David Holmes, Bruce Whitman; Putting Contest Winner: Dick Nye;

Skins Contest Winner: Rob Boula, Martin Nephew, Matt Nolan, Kevin Manchester Organizers said they would like to thank the area businesses and organizations for sponsorship of the event: The Au sable Club, Senator Betty Little, Hyde Fuel, Beismeyer Adirondack Building and Contracting, Champlain Bank and Buck Supply and Distribution and their Board Members for countless volunteer hours and to all the local businesses who donated items for prizes. ABOVE: Dick Nye, David Nye, Tommy Biesemeyer and Bob Biesemeyer were the winners of the Keene Valley Neighborhood House golf tournament Sept. 4.


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AUCTION

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AUCTION - Profitable NY Farm Market & Deli. Bid Online thru Nov. 9, at noon. Live Auction Nov 10, 11am 8637 Route 36, Arkport, NY 1.5 +/-million annual sales United Country- Tom Mullen & Associates. WaverlyNYRealEstate.com 877565-3491

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William Sheldrick, Jennifer Sheldrick Peru

Leonard Rabideau, Diana Rabideau Christopher Diener, Lynn Ruwet Schuyler Falls Pedro Garcia, Veronica Castellanos William Durgan, Roxanne Pombrio Plattsburgh James Sessums, Vera Sessums Brian Deno, Gail Deno Chazy Roy Robert Bedard, Laura Bedard Robert Hanely, Stephanie Waldron Black Brook Jack Vertarano Scott Charette, Crystal Charette Schuyler Falls Bianca Milot, Nicholas James Longino Paul Decicco, Amanda Decicco Plattsburgh Angelika Spaulding, Anne Marie Colborn Francis King Plattsburgh John Hess, Candace Hess Brandon Davis Peru Gregory Rock Frank Fields Plattsburgh Levi Sayward, Courtney Sayward Matthew Roberts, Victoria Hutti Black Brook Jeanette Chamberlain Dennis Haslow, Sussana Haslow Plattsburgh Joseph Brnet Bashaw William Tavares Black Brook KEL Properties LLC Mountain Harbor Properties LLC Plattsburgh Daniel Barriere, Krystol Barriere Mountain Harbor Properties LLC Plattsburgh Jeffrey Dumas Steven Sucharski, Nancy ucharski Plattsburgh Thomas Provost, Melissa Provost Michael Bordeau, Jessica Blew Bordeau Plattsburgh John Redmond Jr., Helen Redmond Paul Deyoe, Suzanna Deyoe Peru Kenneth LaPlante Jr. & Sr. Rene Poirer Champlain Randy Sears, Helen Sears Laurence Hymes Plattsburgh Michael Ormsby, Stephanie OrmsbyPeru Brent Croscut, Tabitha Croscut Francis Murphy, Deborah Murphy, Tonya Murphy Ellenburg Joseph Trapp, Mary Trapp Andree Paule Waid Siksou Andrew Katz, Barbara Katz Beekmantown Peter Whitbeck, Gary Snow Janel Kingsley Plattsburgh Frederick Fuller Nancy Fuller Border Runners LLC Champlain Plattsburgh Gregory Haynes, Kathryn Haynes Elena Boland Patricia Bentley David Rosoff Plattsburgh Kelvin Joseph Shae Banon Beekmantown John Parmelee, Kristi Parmelee Joshua Golden, Margaret Clifford Plattsburgh Daniel Clark, Edward Legacy Matthew LaFountaine Mooers Jane Donahue, Mark Donahue Christopher Rock, Donya Rock Peru

Essex County Real Estate Transactions Buyer Location William Decker North Elba Patrick Dupree St Armand Russell Gallo, Janet Gallo Ticonderoga Terry Smith Moriah Rbs Citizens Na Crown Point Susan Thatcher Ticonderoga Chesterfield Jennifer Bailey Harvey Rand Jr., Allison Rand Lewis William Rosenfeld, Susan Rosenfeld Schroon Frank Sears Jr, Anita Sears North Elba Kim Gilbertson, Nancy Gilbertson Moriah Keene William Janeway, Mary Janeway Daniel Maiore, Mandi Lyn Maiore St Armand

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THE ALLIANCE FOR BEST PRACTICES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/15/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 57 Geisers Way, P.O. Box 163, Keene, NY 12942. Purpose: any lawful activity. VN-8/31-10/5/20136TC-51019 -----------------------------

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GRANGE CO-PACKER, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/25/13. Office Location: County of Essex. The SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is PO Box 79 Essex, NY 12936. Purpose: to produce value-added food product and any lawful activity VN-8/31-10/5/20136TC-51024 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY [LLC] Name: Campicurean LLC. The Articles of

Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on 8/14/13. Office location: Essex County. Principal business location: 50 Church Street, Apartment 8, 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-9/7-10/12/20136TC-51043 -----------------------------

agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the L.L.C. served upon him/her is Law Offices of William G. James, P.O. Box 565, Willsboro, New York 12996. The principal business address of the L.L.C. is 4002 New York State Route 22, Willsboro, County of Essex, New York 12996. Dissolution date: None. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VN-9/14-10/19/20136TC-51061 -----------------------------

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF: CARRIAGE HOUSE GC, L.L.C. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on September 4, 2013. Office Location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF FOREVER WILD OUTFITTERS & GUIDE SERVICE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/03/13. 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, 53 Gouchie Rd., Olmstedville, NY 12857. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VN-9/14-10/19/20136TC-51057 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE ESSEX FIRE DISTRICT #1 ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING Please be advised that the Budget Hearing for the District’s 2014 Budget will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at the Essex Fire House, 2659 Rte 22, Essex, NY, at 7pm. Copies of the proposed budget are on file at the Tow Clerk’s office and can also be viewed before the hearing. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Barbara Kunzi, secre-

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FARM LIVESTOCK PIGLETS 6 week old piglets for sale, $45. 518-962-2060.

65 ACRES w/ Hunting Camp near Chazy Lake. Call for Details $65.00. 518-578-1517 CRANBERRY LAKE 90 Acre Hunting Camp, 8 cabins, well, septic, off grid, solar power generator, on ATV/snowmobile trail, 1/2 acre pond, wood & propane heat, 55 miles from Lake Placid, one mile off Route 3. $155,000. 518-359-9859 FARM FOR SALE. UPSTATE, NY Certified organic w/ 3 bdrm & 2 bath house and barn. Concord grapes grow well on hillside. Certified organic beef raised on land for 12 years. bounded by brook w/open water year round. Prime location. FSBO Larry 315-3232058 or email spvalfarm@gmail.com. FLORIDA - LAND IN PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL for only $14,900. Guaranteed ownerfinancing with 20% down and $179 per month. Call 1-877-983-6600 orwww.FloridaLand123.com HUNTING CAMP SALE NYS Northern Tier Hunting Adirondack Lean-to on 5 WoodedAcres: $19,995. Brand New Hunting Cabin, So. Adks, 5.1 Acres: $29,995. Rustic Cabin on 60 Acres, State Land Access: $79,995. Close Before Hunting Season - FinancingAvailable! Call C&A 1-800-2297843 www.LandandCamps.com

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SINGLE-FAMILY HOME $29,000 REMODELED 2 bdrm, .3 acre, Rte. 9, Front Street, Keeseville, NY. Live in or a P/E Ratio of 5 to 1 investment. 518-3356904.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518-962-4420.

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tary VN-9/28-10/5/20132TC-51805 ----------------------------PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Public Hearing for the 2014 Budget for the Elizabethtown Fire District will be Tuesday, October 15th at 7 PM at the Fire House, 22 Woodruff Lane, Elizabethtown, NY. Linda Wolf Secretary/Treasurer VN-10/5/13-1TC51723 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE Please take notice that there will be a Public Hearing for the 2014 Lewis Fire District on October 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Lewis Fire House, 17 Firehouse Lane, Lewis NY. A copy of the budget will be available at the Town Hall in Lewis. Linda Maltzan

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 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 Dfirenut@gmail.com

TRANSPORTATION WANTED Bed liner for a 2002 Ford F150 Crew Cab with a short 5.5ft bed. Call 518-873-6691 dan62@charter.net

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District Secretary Lewis Fire District VN-10/5/2013-1TC51720 ----------------------------WEREBEAR MEDIA, LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION of a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC): DATE OF FORMATION: The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York State Secretary of State on September 25, 2013. NEW YORK OFFICE LOCATION: Essex County AGENT FOR PROCESS: The Secretary of State is designated as Agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to 317 Lake Flower Avenue, Apt. D, Saranac Lake, New York 12983.

PURPOSE: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-10/5-11/9/20136TC-51719 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Town Law Section 181[3][a] the Westport Fire Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding the Proposed 2014 Fire District Budget on Tuesday October 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM with regular meeting scheduled to follow at the Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, Westport, New York. By Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners Westport Fire District/s/ Robin E. Crandall, Secretary September 27, 2013 VN-10/5/2013-1TC51717 -----------------------------


October 5, 2013 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) CHEVY RIMS, Steel, 16" x 6.5", 6 lug w/pressure monitors. $250 OBO. 518-524-7124. 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!

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1967 17’ HERMAN Cat Boat ready for restoration, inlcudes trailer, $2500. 518-561-0528 1968 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 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $2500. 518359-8605

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

WINTER INDOOR BOAT STORAGE in metal building on Route 22 in Willsboro, NY. $4.00 sq. foot. Call 518-572-7337 for details.

2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-891-5811

CARS

2000 24’ LAYTON CAMPER Sleeps 6, very clean, excellent condition, must see, $6700 OBO. 518-6439391

CLASSIC 1973 CAMARO, 350 Auto, V-8 Engine, original 55,000 miles, $12,000, very good condition 518-359-9167.

2002 COACHMAN MIRADA self contained, 24,840 miles, clean & runs great, Asking $16,800. 518846-7337

MOTORCYCLES

TRUCKS

2010 HONDA STATELINE 1500 Miles, Black, Factory Custom Cruiser, 312 CC $7,800 518-5698170

1997 DODGE DAKOTA Club Cab, 4WD, V6, 5 Speed, 75000 miles w/ winter tires. $4000 OBO. 518-5247124.

2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $4500 OBO. 845-868-7711

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. 16’ CENTER CONSOLE FIBERGLASS SCOUT BOAT, 50hp & 6hp Yamaha motors, Humming chart & depth plotter, trailer & cover. $10,500. 518-4834466 16’ HOBIE CATAMARAN parts, hulls, masts, booms, decks, rudders, rigging, $500 takes all. 518 -561-0528

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 1990 Supra ski boat 351 ford engine excellent condition w/ trailer 518-637-1741 $6,000 BOAT FOR SALE 1984 Cobia 17' bowrider, 115HP Evenrude outboard (newer), 2002 Karavan trailer, runs but needs some work. $1,500. 518-576-4255

2012 HARLEY FATBOY Tequila Sunrise, 500 miles, many extras, sharp bike, $17,900 OBO. 518791-8810 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 usa@classicrunners.com Juggling Your Budget? Advertise Small, Get Big Results! Call 518-873-6368

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