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A log truck starts to make its way over the Boquet River Bridge near the Intersection of Route 9N and Lincoln Pond Road in Elizabethtown. Within the next week, the New York State Department of Transportation will be closing the upstream side of the bridge after a recent inspection found significant damage. A three-light traffic control system will be in place to alternate the flow of traffic for about the next year. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ For the next year, Elizabethtown will no longer be a one-light town, but not because of growth. The New York State Department of Transportation red-flagged the bridge over the Boquet River located at the base of the intersection of Route 9N and Lincoln Pond Road. “Motorists are advised that the Route 9N bridge over the Boquet River in Elizabethtown ... will be reduced to one alternating lane controlled by traffic signals beginning next week,Ó a statement from the DOT said. Ò The lane reduction is needed because a recent regularly scheduled inspection revealed deterioration in one of the bridge’s beams.Ó DOT said the bridge is scheduled to be replaced in 2014, with the one-lane traffic

pattern being in place until completion of the project. “I would ask everyone to be very patient,” Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said. Ò Right now, there is no option not to do it. We talked about the reconstruction part of this plan over the summer with the state and engineers, but now their most recent inspection shows there is a huge issue with the upstream side of the bridge and it has to be closed on that side.Ó Bartley said the bridge is perhaps the most vital in the town, providing passage into the hamlet for cars coming from towns in Eastern Essex County. Ò It is a major roadway for county employees coming from Westport and Moriah,Ó Bartley said. Ò When there are accidents on the interstate, this is where they redirect the traffic through. My concern from that is all of the big trucks that come through.Ó

Bartley said she is also concerned about the amount of signage that will be in place coming into Elizabethtown. “Exiting town is flat,” Bartley said. “Coming into Elizabethtown from Westport and Moriah is where there could be some concern, especially with the slope off of Lincoln Pond Road. I hope that lights will be positioned in a way to give people adequate time to stop.Ó Essex County Department of Public Works Director Anthony LaVigne shared Bartley’s concern about the intersection. Ò I hope they take that into consideration in terms of the sloping and other issues that can arise there,” he said. “People have to stop there coming in from Lincoln Pond anyway, but they will have signage to let people know there may be delays.Ó CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

WILLSBORO Ñ A ruling by the Willsboro Central School Board of Education during its Nov. 12 regular meeting has sparked outrage from a set of first grade parents demanding the removal of a long time teacher from the classroom. After an investigation into several accusations by parents of children in Natalie Foster ’s first grade classroom that included a recording that was made public through social media of her speaking harshly to children, the board re-assigned Foster to her first grade teaching duties with the inclusion of an additional, “veteran teacher,” in the classroom. “A personnel investigation has been concluded and the Board of Education has been briefed and advised by the school district’s attorney,Ó the board said jointly in a Nov. 12 statement. “All personnel issues are confidential and not allowed to be addressed in public. The district takes all such issues very seriously and has acted and responded accordingly. The district is able to report that it is putting additional measures into effect to ensure and promote positive classroom experiences for all students. This includes appointing a veteran teacher who will participate by bringing her experience and expertise into the classroom for a period of time. As of tonight (Nov. 12), the district has concluded the issue and hence no formal action is to be taken by the board.Ó CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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LaFountain tops list of Devil’s Bowl Speedway Rookies By Justin St. Louis

Special to Denpubs RUTLAND, Vt. — Devil’s Bowl Speedway will toast top local stock car drivers from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at its annual Banquet of Champions in Rutland, Vt., Feb. 1. Among the competitors to be honored on stage are Rookie of the Year winners from each of the track’s four weekly racing classes. The Banquet of Champions will be at the Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington in Rutland. Jamie LaFountain, 29, of Keeseville, N.Y., will collect Rookie of the Year honors for his efforts in the headline Bond Auto Parts Modified division. LaFountain built a consis-

tent record in his first year of racing at Devil’s Bowl, finishing in the top 10 in nine of his 17 feature starts and taking twelfth in the overall championship standings. He outdistanced Bruce Schwab and Emily Quinn for the freshman crown. Bristol, Vt., driver Josh Masterson posted three Late Model victories on his way to the division’s Rookie of the Year crown. Feature winner Brandon Atkins finished a close second followed by Johnny Scarborough, Seth Bridge, Carol Parker, and Tommy Eriksen, Jr. Four first-year racers were bunched tightly together in the intermediate Renegade class, with 20 year-old Brad Bushey of Fairfax, Vt., taking the Rookie of the Year title.

Bushey won twice to beat teenagers Stephen Donahue, Ray Germain, Jr., and Richard Lowrey, III. Two-time winner Chuck Bradford of Addison, Vt., ran to the Rookie of the Year crown in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock class. Lacey Hanson, Lance Masterson, Kyle Sorensen, Jason Sabourin, and Scott FitzGerald were next in line. Separately, Todd Stone of Middlebury, Vt., will be honored as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Rookie of the Year presented by Jostens at a ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 13. Though he was not eligible for the weekly Devil’s Bowl rookie program, Stone’s 10-win Modified championship season and his status as a first-year

Jamie LaFountain (no. 20) of Keeseville will be crowned the Bond Auto Parts Modified Rookie of the Year at the Vermont Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions in Rutland Saturday, Feb. 1. MemorEvents photo NASCAR license holder allowed him or visiting the Devil’s Bowl Speedto claim the national honor, beating way office at 261 Randbury Road drivers from more than 50 sanctioned in Rutland. To reserve a room at tracks. the Holiday Inn in the Devil’s Bowl Tickets for the local banquet can Speedway block, call 1-800-462-4810 be ordered by calling (802) 265-3112 or 802-775-1911.

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Essex County sows seeds for tax levy cap override By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors put the wheels in motion to override New York State’s two percent tax levy cap during a special meeting Nov. 18. Supervisors voted 15-2 in favor of introducing a local law to override the cap which would still need to go through a public hearing and a second vote of the county board where it would need to receive a 60 percent majority vote in order to receive passage. Supervisors Sharon Boisen (Essex) and Randy Preston (Wilmington) voted against the resolution. Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery-Corey, who was not in the chamber for the vote, said she would have voted in favor of the resolution. Ò At this juncture, this is to get the measure into the pipeline,Ó County Attorney Dan Manning said about the introductory resolution. “The resolution would have to be passed by a 60 percent majority vote before you pass your budget. Even if you pass the local law, that does not mandate that you have to be over the cap with your budget. There will also be a public hearing.Ó Board chairman and Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said the hearing would either take place along with the public hearing on the tentative Essex County Budget Nov. 25 or before the Dec. 2 regular board meeting. The tentative 2014 county budget, submitted Nov. 15 by County Manager Dan Palmer, called for a 15.16 percent increase to the tax levy from $16,461,016 in 2013 to $18,955,771 proposed for 2014. Palmer said the 2014 budget was the first step in a five year plan to bring Essex County back to having a balanced budget. “Last year we tried to develop a three year plan to get us back to where we would no longer have to use fund balance and get us back to a balanced budget,Ó Palmer said. “This year, we looked at a five year plan

where we would be back to a balanced budget by 2018. The other option was to make it a one year plan where you would have a 33 percent increase and then be back to a balanced budget. After discussion, it was determined that a compromise should be reached and that is why we filed the budget with a 15 percent tax levy increase. The larger the increase in the first year of an recovery plan, the larger the benefits you receive at the end of the plan.Ó Palmer said that the plan would call for a 10 percent increase to the levy in year two, eight percent in year three, five percent in year four and two percent in year five. Ò It is just a matter of how you spread this increase out to the taxpayers, if you do it over three years or over five years,” Palmer said. Ò This will still be below the tax rate that was in place in 2004. We have still not exceeded that under the plan that was presented.Ó Palmer also suggested to board members that any cuts made from the tentative plan needed to be ones that would last. Ò If you are going to make an adjustment to the budget, then it should be a permanent adjustment,Ó Palmer said. Ò If you are going to take something out that is not permanent, then you are going to have issues in coming years.Ó The 2014 tentative budget calls for $94,917,464 in spending, a .09 percent drop from $95,000,115 in 2013. Revenues are expected to increase from $71,689,099 in 2013 to $72,938,431, leaving an expected shortfall of $21,979,033. Palmer said that the county would use $3,023,262 of appropriated fund balance to bring the levy number down to $18,955,771. Ò Our next budget is almost the same as the budget that you had last year,Ó Palmer said. Ò The Horace Nye sale and sales tax increases are helping to hold down the budget numbers over the next few years.” The board has until Dec. 20 to make final changes to the tentative spending plan.

WWII Veterans from the Essex/Willsboro area were honored by local Essex Historian Shirley LaForest who put a book together with photos from when the Vets were young soldiers. The books were presented at a special presentation on Nov. 15. Local Veterans who attended the special event included: Robert M. Hoffman, from Willsboro, an Army Airborne Vet who served in the South Pacific and the Philippines; Kenneth Coonrod of Willsboro, a Navy vet who served in Philippines, South Pacific, Guam, and Okinawa and was in the Pacific Theater when the U.S. dropped the Atom Bomb: Bob Hatch, who served in the Air Force in the South Pacific building airfields; John Gerdo, who during his service in WWII was in the first wave of soldiers on the beaches of Normandy; and Veteran wife Catherine Cross, who accepted a book for her husband. Photo by Katherine Clark

Merrihew keeps lead after absentee ballots counted By Keith Lobdell

with Supervisor (Margaret) Bartley to set up a transitional timeline and I will bring in my transition team in December.Ó ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Not Ò I am glad that I was here much changed after the absenfor the count,Ó Bartley said. Ò I tee ballots of Elizabethtown was impressed with how acresidents were tallied Nov. 13. curate and thorough the Board After the 33 acceptable abof Elections was. I have a few sentee ballots were counted, things to wrap up and a few former and now Supervisorthat I will leave for my succeselect Noel Merrihew added sor.Ó one more vote to his margin of After the absentee count, victory, edging out incumbent William Wright and Rick OlSupervisor Margaret Bartley cott also remained as the 27-26 in absentees and finishelected members to the town ing with a winning tally of 275Merrihew council, with Wright finishing 221. with 291 votes and 279 for Ol“I am very appreciative of all cott. Incumbent Evelyn Hatch finished with a the people who supported me through this election,” Merrihew said. “I have already met total of 244 votes.

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ave you ever considered fostering one of the North Country SPCA’s animals who are in need of some special attention before finding their forever home? We often have dogs and cats who, for a variety of reasons, may need a little extra care or socializing before they are ready for adoption. At this time, we are desperately in need of foster homes for two pregnant mama cats. If your home is the purr-fect place for an expectant kitty, please contact us at 873-5000 to discuss becoming a foster parent. We are fortunate that Cowgirl, another pregnant mama cat in our care, was able to be matched with a foster home before the recent birth of her three kittens. You can be sure you will be hearing more about Cowgirl and her sweet babies in the future when they are ready for adoption! Our featured pet today is Rosie, a Labrador Retriever/Boxer-mix who has been with us for a little over two months and is eager to find her home in times for the holidays. Rosie has the intelligence and demeanor typical of a Labrador Retriever, and will make lucky person a loyal friend and companion. Although Rosie is affectionate and friendly toward people she meets, she does not get along well with other

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his Saturday night’s movie is “What Maisie Knew,Ó a drama from 2012 that’s a modern take on a novel by Henry James. It’s playing at the Whallonsburg Grange and starts at 8 p.m. On Sunday evening, Nov. 24, a Virginiabased folk duo called the Honey Dewdrops will be playing at the Grange. Their performance starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door. This will be the last show of this fall’s concert series. Looking ahead, the annual Christmas celebration in downtown Essex will be on Dec. 7 with the traditional pancake breakfast at the firehouse with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a bazaar at the Community Church, photography, vendors at the yoga studio and shops open for the day. More about this later. Chad Cumm, 17, a junior at Willsboro Central and Essex resident, recently participated in the Vermont Open Grappling Championship and did very well for himself, considering he’s only participated in this sport for two months and was going up against older, more experienced competitors. Grappling is a form of wrestling like jiu-jitsu but does not involve punching or weapons. Chad

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ere’s an update on the Senior Play at WCS (The Election, by Don Zolidis), which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. Originally scheduled for Nov. 15, it’s now been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Bulles auditorium. And it’s time for the annual Holiday Party at the Westport Library Association, with its famous Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, also on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a community event that’s open to all, with a suggested donation of $15 at the door. There’s a selection of fine wines handpicked by Pat at the Boquet Liquor Store in E’town, a chance to win the raffle prize of a rustic kindling box from Dartbrook Rustic Goods in Keene, and a whole lot of exciting offerings to bid on. Auction items include golf at the Westport Country Club, a delicious farm-to-table quiche brunch for eight at DaCy Meadow Farm, 10 yoga sessions at Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness, and a three-day June weekend at Sandy Beach Cottage here in Westport. Refreshment, recreation, nourishment, relaxation, and a lakeside cottageÑ who could ask for more?

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dogs or cats; she would be happiest in a home where she is the queen of her castle. We are sure that whoever adopts this sweet lady will find that everything is “coming up roses!”

Rob Ivy • robhivy@gmail.com came in third in one category and second overall in another, and although he’s described as a large and imposing individual, his proud father Calvin assured me Chad is just a nice young gentle man. Feel free to call or email me if you’d like to share an academic, artistic or athletic accomplishment. The crab apple tree in our front yard is loaded with tiny fruit that draw large flocks of robins and cedar waxwings. We never see cedar waxwings, which look like a small version of a female cardinal, except for this time of year. They are fruit eaters, and occasionally consume fermented fruit that makes them a bit intoxicated. There were several waxwings relaxing on our porch in the sun one afternoon this week, probably looped and not fleeing as a normal bird would. They were gone a couple of hours later. Ginny and I met one of her many fans this week while at the transfer station, and it seems this particular fan wants to read more about Ginny’s activities. As a dog, Ginny has a somewhat circumscribed life devoted mostly to walking and sleeping but if she does anything newsworthy, you’ll read about it here first.

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his Friday, Nov. 22, is Supervisor Margaret Bartley’s monthly town coffee hour at 8 a.m. which has been changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Remember, this Friday, from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., is the annual Elizabethtown Social Center Artisans Craft Fair, stop in to do some holiday shopping. Enjoy a delicious lunch while you’re there. On Sunday, Nov. 23, the Social Center is hosting a free beginner paddle tennis clinic at the paddle (platform) tennis court on the Hale House grounds, from 10 a.m. until noon. No equipment is needed, contact the center at 873-6408 or email info@elizabethownsocialcenter. org. to reserve your place. If this date is not convenient, the clinic will be repeated on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the same time. It’s the ninth annual ECH Auxiliary Thanksgiving Pie Sale, orders will be taken until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22. Your choice is cherry, apple or pumpkin, each pie is $12, comes boxed and labeled ready for you to warm up at home. Payment is due when order is placed, pies are baked on Tuesday, Nov. 26, ready for pick up on

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he North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association will be hosting a special Local History Experience with a simulation at the Pok-o-MacCready Outdoor Education Center in Willsboro on Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. for $5. Call 963-7967 for more details. Anderson Falls Heritage Society/Museum recently received a monetary grant from The Glenn & Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation that they applied for recently. The grant request was for the purpose of purchasing supplies and equipment to interview the senior citizens of the Towns of AuSable, Chesterfield and the Village of Keeseville, for educational and archival purposes. Anyone wishing to be interviewed for this project, please call Anderson Falls Heritage Soc. President, Colin McDonough at 834-6032 or Secretary Betty Brelia at 8347138 to make an appointment for the Spring 2014 interviews. They are also looking for pictures and documents pertaining to the history of Keeseville. They will be able to

Willsboro Colin Wells • WestportNYNews@gmail.com The Westport Federated Church would like to share Thanksgiving with the community and will offer a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. If you would like to help with prep, set up, serving, or clean up, call Alta LaPine at 962-4465. (And if Ernie answers, you can take the opportunity to support the Fire Department by telling him you’d like to buy some raffle tickets for the Holiday Basket of Cheer.) The Westport Heritage House committee is winding down their Raise the Roof campaign to pay for the repair of the building’s slate roof. The repair has been completed, and the folks at the Heritage House would like me to pass on their sincere thanks to all who donated so generously. Don’t forget that Dec. 7 is the deadline for the Champlain Area Trails (CATs) Photo and Caption Contest. Submit your photo and caption and win up to $450. You can win in three categories: Hiking the Trails, Scenic and Nature, and Champlain Valley Towns and Villages. Details at champlainareatrails.com.

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ell the report that I received on the election results after the absentees have been counted the winners remain the same as of the election night results. Congratulations to all the newly elected officers and many, many thanks to those going out of office for all their service over the years. Sorry that after the elections people spoke about the fact that they did not realize the amendments were on the back of the ballot and why did the inspectors not remind people as one of them was about the NYCO land swap; we were instructed by the Election Board that we could not do this as it would be considered campaigning and that is against the law to do inside the polling areas. Reminder that the New Beginnings Group, due to very low turnouts, will take a break from going out each month for breakfast or supper gatherings. We will see if there is any interest in the spring and adjust the schedule at that time. The Freshman class at the Willsboro School is seeking items that the younger children can purchase as Christmas gifts for their families, this is the Santa’s Gift Shop for the children, bring any donated

Wednesday, Nov. 27, between 3 and 5 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Contact Jane Hooper at 873-3003 to place your order. Thank you to all those who attended the delicious Kiwanis breakfast this past Sunday, your donations are appreciated and will contribute to the Kiwanis student scholarship fund and Honor Flight. It is always important to think of those in the military during the holidays, The Red Cross is collecting holiday wishes until Friday, Dec. 6, send your cards to Holiday Mail for Heroes, at P.O. Box 5456, Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456. The Elizabethtown Food Shelf would like to thank all of those who have donated to their work in providing food and supplies for those in need. Your dedication is greatly appreciated. A sincere Thank You to Julie Martin for her excellent directorship of BRASS, Boquet River Association, for the last five-and-a-half years. Your care for our rivers and the education you gave us all, will be sorely missed. I wish everyone an awesome and peaceful Thanksgiving! Please drive safely when traveling on this very important day to be with family and friends.

Kyle Page • kmpage1217@charter.net copy your photos at the time of the interview and give them right back to you while you watch. Your photos will never be out of your sight. AFHS is very appreciative of the grant which is underwritten by the Glenn & Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park; pearsallfoundation.org. While waiting in the dark of morning last week for my ride to work I actually heard the yip of a coyote off in the woods by the AuSable River. I haven’t heard that sound since growing up in downstate New York where we had numerous coyote gangs running around all the time, such a unique and eerie sound. I’m also incredibly excited at the wealth of ducks, geese and loons all throughout the banks of Lake Champlain along Route 9. Such a sight makes for wonderful ride every day to work and further makes me love the North Country so very much.

Janice Allen • 963-8912 • allens@willex.com items to the school office very soon. The drive for good used winter coats, hats, scarfs, mittens, gloves are being gathered to hand out to children in need of these warm winter clothing. These items can also be brought to the school office. Hopeful that many interested local persons turned out tor the results of the study done on if the Willsboro Dam should be repaired and stay in place or taken out this meeting took place last Monday. This weekend is our kick off to the holiday season with holiday sales in three spots around town. Friday, Nov. 22, the sale starts at the Willsboro Methodist Church 5 to 7 p.m., then on Nov 23 all day Holiday sales at the Methodist Church, Catholic Church and at the Willsboro School starting between 9 or 10 a.m. and going to around 3 p.m. Sympathy to the family and friends of Pam Foley and Bill Loyd who both passed away this past week. Happy Birthday to: Arnie Stoker Nov. 22, Ramona Sheehan Nov. 24, David Feeley Nov. 28, Dennis Kalma Nov. 29, Paula Lindsay Nov. 29, Florence Nov. 30. Happy Anniversary to Doug & Carol Young Nov. 24.


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Gardner holds on as Essex Supervisor By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Essex Supervisor Sharon Boisen saw the gap shorten in her race for re-election Nov. 13, but it was not enough. Boisen edged out Supervisor-elect Ed Gardner 18-11 in absentee votes county by the Essex County Board of Elections, falling short by an overall tally of 156-132. Ò Now that the absentee bal-

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Contined from page 1 LaVigne said that state DOT officials will determine how long traffic light changes will take place based on traffic patterns throughout the day. Bartley said motorists should use proper planning to ensure a safe and timely route to work. “People are going to have to factor this in for the next year coming to work,Ó she said. “We have 500-600 people coming into and out of this town daily, and they are just going to have to factor in more time.”

lots have been counted and the trend is confirmed, Ed Gardner will be the new Essex supervisor,” Boisen said in a statement after the votes were counted. Ò I wish to assure him and my fellow residents that I will work with him to produce a smooth and productive transition. I appreciate the support of the many people who believe in me, and the involvement of all who participated in the election.Ó Boisen added she did what she thought was right for the

town during her tenure. Ò You can play the game to win or you can play with thoughtfulness and clear conscious,Ó Boisen said. Ò I proudly chose the latter and would do it all over again.” Gardner, who also attended the Nov. 12 count, said he was ready to get to work. “It is time to move forward and get on with the business of the town,Ó Gardner said. Ò We are going to do the best that we can for the voters of Essex.Ó

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he winter months are fast approaching with all of their roadway dangers — snow, slush, black ice and generally unsafe driving conditions. In the town of Elizabethtown, especially at the end of Lincoln Pond Road, the elements have always made for a challenging commute into the county seat. Now, that commute will be made a little more challenging. The New York State Department of Transportation announced this week that the bridge at the base of the intersection of Lincoln Pond Road and Route 9N will be bottle-necked to one lane, watched over by a three way traffic signal system. The lights will be placed at an intersection that, in the best of conditions, is one of the trickiest in Essex County. On the one side, you have a sharp slope coming down from Lincoln Pond Road, with several sharp and winding curves with varying elevations, making it hard to see if there is a car stopped in front of you until you are almost on top of it. On the other side, you have a pair of severely sharp turns coming in from Westport and I-87, again allowing for limited visibility even if drivers are operating their vehicles at a safe speed. The intersection is one of the busiest in the county. Many of the county’s 500 employees come from towns like Westport, Moriah, Crown Point and Ticonderoga, using the two roads as their way into and from work. Anyone that has driven into Elizabethtown between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. knows how long the wait currently is at the blinking light at the intersection of 9 and 9N. Now, the wait will be compounded at the new lights, where cars from three different directions will have to wait their turn. With all of this, the key words for drivers are going to have to be patience and safety. Drivers are going to have to have patience with each other and with the lights, which will be programmed based on traffic patterns throughout the day. Drivers are also going to have to make sure that they mind their speed and keep their eyes on the road ahead of them. While everyone who drives into Elizabethtown knows the patterns and what to expect, all of those patterns are now going to change and every driver must exercise caution to make sure they keep everyone else safe. This means slow down, keep you eyes off your phone or mirror, and be mindful of the weather conditions. For the DOT, they are going to have to take every precaution to make sure the intersection is safe. After all, one of the reasons there is not a full traffic light in Elizabethtown is because of the downhill grade coming from the county government center. At this new light, you will now have two downhill grades that are more acute funneling into the same junction. Reduced speed limits will need to be posted well ahead of the intersections along with signage and mobile billboards alerting drivers to the changes. These signs are going to have to stick around for a while, too, because once everyone gets used to the changes, it will be summer and all the summer traffic will return without a knowledge of the new traffic pattern. The fact of the matter is that the bridge has been red flagged by the DOT and has to be replaced because it has gotten to the point it can no longer withstand a proper traffic load. Given the importance of the intersection to central Essex County as well as the government center, we would hope that the Board of Supervisors would ask for a more expeditious ending to this matter. In Wadhams, bridge replacement work began in early spring this year and just recently concluded. While that was an inconvenience to many, it was not the main lifeline for a majority of workers in the region. It was also not the only way to get from one major town to another, as motorists could use the Lake Shore Road from Westport or County Route 12 from Elizabethtown to reach the towns of Essex and Willsboro in near identical times to traveling through Wadhams. In this case, commuters would have to commute through Westport, thus increasing traffic on their roads, and use one of several alternative routes in order to avoid the potential congestion or safety issues. We trust that the DOT and whoever is contracted to do the work on the bridge will do an outstanding job that will benefit the residents of the county for years to come, but while we stress patience for motorists when it comes to this latest North Country roadway inconvenience, we also must ask, can’t you speed it up a little? After all, it took just 18 months to replace the 2,200-foot span over Lake Champlain in Crown Point. You could easily throw a paperweight underhand in a brisk headwind the full length of the small bridge over the Boquet here in Elizabethtown. It would seem that it could be replaced in less than a year. Ñ Denton Publications Editorial Board

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America was leading the world. ver the last few weeks As I recall the events of the when channel surfday, our classmate returned ing on the television, thrilled at what she had seen. nearly every network has been She was only a few feet away featuring documentaries on the from the President, he looked upcoming 50th anniversary of right at her and waved. As she the assignation of President John was relaying her exciting enF. Kennedy. For a generation that counter, word reached the classlived through that tragic eventroom that shots had been fired ful period and the turmoil that at the President. We were all in seemed to follow, all it takes is Dan Alexander shock and as I recall she was one simple black and white picThoughts from totally destroyed. To be on such ture and you are not only comBehind the Pressline a high one moment and then to pelled to watch but somehow are have that moment shattered so left to relive those events and the quickly was almost too much for a young child feelings, once again. to comprehend. In many ways the entire naThe painful event still brings tears to the eye tion and perhaps much of the world was feeland the deep down sadness of why he was taking exactly the same way. We were all totally en from us. Everyone has a snapshot of where unprepared for what was to take place over the they were when the President was shot. So next few days and the next few years. many Americans felt a deep connection to this As a class we knelt and began to pray. We very likable man and his family. Please indulge soon learned of the President’s fate. The exciteme, as I share my story. ment and optimism of those prior days seemed As a young 9-year-old boy, I was living in to vanish into thin air as we kept asking why Dallas, Texas at the time. A third grade classand no teacher, parent or adult could offer an mate who was to attend the landing of Air answer. Force One at Love Field, had prepared the As a wide eyed young boy the events of the class all week for her thrill of lifetime, an opnext few days were unimaginable. Everything portunity to get a glimpse of the President of came to a complete stop. I mean everything. the United States and the first lady. Our class We were all glued to our radios and television was able to touch that event through her parsets but unlike other parts of the nation the ticipation. As such we were all connected and anxiously awaiting her report back to the class. grief and fear in Dallas was compounded by the fact that he was shot and killed in our city. In that era, especially as young children, The nation would blame Dallas and somehow we were in complete awe of our President, a we had let the young President and the nation World War II naval hero on PT 109. He was the down. Over the weekend we would witness man who set us on the course to put a man on the moon. He saved our nation and perhaps the assassin being gunned down, putting further shame on the city and fueling even higher the world from nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was the man who challenged levels of fear as to exactly what was happening and who was behind all this. us to discovered what we could do for the naI think no matter what age one was when tion, rather than what the nation could do President Kennedy was killed, none of us were for us. He made it clear that the tasks ahead would not be easy, but it was up to us to step ever quite the same again. We had something very special stolen from us the bright shinny forward and do our part. He inspired us. day in Dallas. Many call it a loss of innocence, At that time we had no talking heads on cable TV or talk radio hosts who would put I’ve heard others describe it as we lost our optimism and it was replaced with pessimism. the President down nor constantly oppose In retrospect perhaps no one, not even Jack his actions. In fact most radio stations would Kennedy could live up to the legend that is play a comic impersonator, a fellow by the President Kennedy and those thousand days name of Vaughn Meader who would lovingly of Camelot. But the 9-year-old boy in me still poke fun at the first family. We considered the White House to be Camelot, the stuff dreams believes we owe it to President Kennedy and future generations to reach for the stars, not and movies were made of and when you’re a because it is easy, but because it is hard. 9-year-old, red blooded American, there was no bigger star than the 35th President of the Dan Alexander is associate publisher of New United States and he was flying into our town Market Press. He may be reached at dan@newmaron that shiny new plane called Air Force One. This was an era of success and confidence and ketpressvt.com.


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To the Valley News: We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who came to our first Chicken-n-Biscuit Dinner at the Holy Name Center, Au Sable Forks, on Election Day. Special thanks to our surprise visitor, the New York State health inspector (all was well). We are appreciative of all who were able to come and enjoyed the food and fellowship. The response was greater than we anticipated and we apologize for the inconvenience to those we were not able to serve. We will double our quantities for next year and hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you our wonderful dinner on November 4, 2014. May the coming holy seasons bring all of you God’s Blessings. In Christ’s service, Fr. Kris Lauzon Pastor

Paying proper respects To the Valley News: Last week I was informed of the passing of Bob Purdy. Bob was a longtime family friend and confidante. I was appalled when I read the article in the Press Republican the day after his death which opened with numerous irrelevant items from Bob’s distant past, including innuendo and misleading news stories from decades ago that were no longer newsworthy. “Don’t speak ill of the dead,” is an ancient code of common respect given to the departed. Though the Press Republican countered many calls and emails of complaint it got from the public by saying that the article, “was not a eulogy,” 24 hours after one’s death is a tasteless time-frame for accusations against a man who was cleared of any charges. Though the article mentioned Bob’s public service as Keene supervisor, the article did not mention how much time and energy Bob gave to the Town of Keene as a resident, such as the many times he drove the ambulance or fought fires, or the years that he would make sure everyone in his small town had Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas presents. So many people knew these stories of his many kind acts that it would have been easy for the paper to learn of them and instead write a true human interest story. Bob was a man with a heart of gold. The Town of Keene is a very special place and last week’s mean-spirited article will not knock down the community’s spirit. Keene went right to work rebuilding hours after Tropical Strom Irene without knowing what government aid they would receive, because like Bob, those in the North Country look out for those in need. That is his legacy. The Purdy family will go on as Bob leaves behind a strong family and countless friends who will not let his memory be tarnished. Andrew Quinn Lake Placid

Roof contributions appreciated To the Valley News: On behalf of the Westport Heritage House Committee, I would like to thank everyone who was so supportive in our Raise the Roof campaign. We were able to raise most of the funds needed through a Buy a Slate ticket campaign, our outreach to the community for tax deductible donates with the help of PRIDE of Ticonderoga, a large donation made by the Westport Federated Church, and through a spaghetti dinner that was planned and worked on by Friends of the WHH. As we were raising funds, we found that the replacement cost was not attainable and went with a repair cost. Don Deso from Champlain did the work. He has 43 years of experience in slate roofing. He brought the slate pattern back to its original pattern and color and we were very pleased with the finished job. Our sign out in front of the building will be taken down for the winter. Our goal was to reach $17,650 for the repair and we are almost there with just needing about $3,000 more to cover the cost. Thank you to one and all. Nancy W . Decker Westport Heritage House Manager

Rail trail thoughts To the Valley News: As someone who is an avid bicycle rider, cross country skier and hiker I want to weigh in on the discussion about the possible conversion of the existing railroad corridor to a multiuse recreational trail. Regarding cycling, there are two basic types of cyclists; those who are road bikers and those who are off road or mountain bikers. Mountain bikers like a trail system that has lots of changing terrain and challenging twists and turns. The trail surface should be dirt and mud is accepted as part of the pleasure of the rides. Road bikers on the other hand most prefer paved surfaces and are looking for Ò loopÓ trails or for through routes that can be used for commuting or for long distance travel. Both groups enjoy having good parking and or amenities near the trails they want to use. My wife and I have done extensive riding in many parts of

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the US and elsewhere and have experienced many forms of bike trails. Rail to trail conversions like the Warren County trail in the Glens Falls Lake George area and the Cape Cod Rail Trail are examples of excellent systems. Both are paved, both are in areas where there is a large recreational population and multiple access points. They both also have some interesting terrain along the route as they do not stick just to prior rail routes. On the other hand, the NYS Erie Canal Trail, the C&O Canal Trail and Le Petit’ Nord Rail Trail in the Montreal area are unpaved and incredibly flat trails. We have ridden sections of both of these canal trails and became bored after just 15 miles and sought out nearby roads to complete our rides. The Petit’ Nord Trail was even more discouraging. Every few miles we had to dismount and work our way around downed trees or other obstructions due to limited maintenance. A flat rail trail near Red Wing Minnesota that is paved is better but even that one is most enjoyable when used as a loop using roads for the return trip. My point here is that if we convert the local rail corridor to a trail to be used for biking, it will need to be paved to make it enjoyable and useful. It is too flat for mountain bikers to enjoy and too long for road bikers to want to use unless paved so it can be ridden at a decent pace. From a hiking or cross country ski perspective, a similar argument is true. The loop trails we have such as Henry’s Woods and the traditional Adirondack trails are more interesting because they have variable terrain and offer a round trip as opposed to an out and back trip that the rail trail offers. As a consequence, while discussing the advantages of conversion to a recreational trail sound good, the reality is that this is not a likely big draw with one exception. It will be a great match for the snow mobile enthusiasts. Removing the rails will make this corridor more snow mobile friendly and will provide a great throughway for them. On the rail side, the problem is that we are not looking at how to use this corridor in the 21st century. The best use is not for an engine pulling a few cars whether passenger or freight. A corridor like this needs multiple trips per day for smaller numbers of users. In Europe, they have developed very successful rail routes serving small and rural communities like ours by using single self propelled cars on the tracks. Having such service between the towns along the whole route from Utica to Lake Placid could indeed serve a real purpose. I look at some of the bigger issues we face down the road such as perhaps the need to combine the schools in Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid into a single district. Using a well timed rail service between these three communities could allow for speedy and efficient transport of students between the communities. We should protect the rail corridor but at the same time we do need to consider a side by side trail, especially between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid and near each other communities along the route but don’t expect an economic boon by replacing the rails with a single multi use trail. David G. Welch Lake Placid

Support hospice services To the Valley News: November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Many people facing life-limiting illness focus on thoughts of loss and separation. Awareness of this critical need allows us to remind your readers that hospice and palliative care are truly about living. Over the past 40 years the number of hospice programs in the US has grown from 1,500 to more than 5,000. High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care is a resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect for people at a time of need. Professional medical staff, social workers, chaplains, and trained volunteers work with patients and families to tailor expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support according to their preferences. Hospice works with a patient’s personal physician to bring continuity of care to the highest level. Other support services help with managing life’s practical tasks as well as complicated issues related to their situation. Hospice can help to resolve conflict, to deal with financial issues and submit medical bills, and to face the burden of grief. Staff and volunteers assume these responsibilities so that patients and their families can live the fullest life possible. Hospice care providers accept life’s challenges. They are committed to increasing their skills and understanding in order to enhance the care they provide to each person they are privileged to serve. Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans. Care is provided wherever the person lives: in their home or at an extended care facility. Care is available to people of all ages, with any life-limiting illness, regardless of their ability to pay. If you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, learning more about hospice and palliative care could be much more than you think. Meg Wood Executive Director High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Elizabethtown Social Center will offer their annual Artisan Craft Fair on Friday, Nov. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Find high-quality gifts made by talented, local hands. DaCy Meadow Farm will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner to go. You can find their menu on the Social Center website elizabethtownsocialcenter.org. Many talented Adirondack Artisans will offer gifts like stained glass, knitted and sewn items, hand-painted gifts, jewelry, glassware, pottery, photography, baked goods and more.

Area All State concert this weekend

CLINTONVILLE — On Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, AuSable Valley Junior/Senior High School is hosting the New York State School Music Association Zone 6 Area All-State Music Festival. Around 274 talented high school music students from 18 school districts from Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties will spend two days rehearsing as part of two choral ensembles or two instrumental ensembles. These rehearsals will culminate with a concert on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23, at 2:30 p.m. at the AVCS high school auditorium. Admission to the concert is $5/person or $15/family.

Emergent Adulthood

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he legal definition of the age of majority or being able to vote and sign contracts is 18 years of age. But the definition of adulthood is defined more broadly by most Americans. Most would proffer that adulthood begins when a person moves out of their parents’ home and no longer relies on them for financial support. So often I hear people in the 20 to 29 year old age range being criticized for their apparent dependency and extended financial reliance on their parents. According to Jeffery Jensen a researcher at Clark University, “20-something’s today are very different than their parents or grandparents.Ó Many of these young people are By Scot Hurlburt staying in education longer and are seeking more advanced degrees. Many years ago a person with a bachelor’s degree was considered highly educated now that equivalent is probably a master’s degree. People are getting married much later in life as a rule, twenty seven years of age for women and twenty nine years of age for men. Women are having children later and are settling down much later than previous generations. Many 20-something’s are unable to get full time, life sustaining jobs and as a consequence continue to be dependent on parents for money and other support such as a place to live, a car or healthcare insurance. New words are being used to describe these new societal changes such as Ò extended adolescence or delayed adulthood.Ó Ò Boomerang Children,Ó is another phrase to describe children that go off to school or work but end up back at home because of heavy student loans, no job or a combination thereof. Some Americans are frustrated with this generation and view these developments negatively and assign blame to this generation and feel that they Ò just need to stand on their own two feet and grow up.Ó So what is the upside of this apparent delay in development toward adulthood? During the time of the Ò emerging adultÓ there will be time to experience many different jobs which may help the individual to end up in a job that is based on experience and like rather than just needing a job. This emergent period will also allow individuals to explore different relationships so that when they are ready to settle down they will have enough experience to make a good and well-reasoned decision about one of life’s most important decisions. During this emergent period it may be possible for individuals to take internships and to work with some of the most vulnerable people in the world and in our nation. This opportunity can have a positive effect in many different directions. In some ways this generation is a throwback to the idealists of the 1960’s. The Pew study of millennials found that only 15 percent of them stated making a lot of money as a priority. Instead their priorities are being good parents, having a successful relationship and helping others. Doesn’t that sound like the idealism espoused by the “let’s make the world a better place” generation from the 1960’s. Some researchers like Psychologist Meg Jay disagree with my assessment and has written several papers on the topic and states that “30 is not the new 20.” She is advising millennials not to wait to start their careers, get married and start a family until they are 30 years old. Jay predicts that millennials will find themselves in a “mid-life crisis ten to fifteen years from now.” While it is difficult to know who is right about these issues it is true that the current economy is just not working very well for millennials. They are carrying heavy student loans; advances in technology continue to eliminate jobs not to mention the outsourcing of so many high paying jobs with the net result being that millennials will not do as well financily as their parents. Their collective reaction to this difficult economy may be the only one that they can have. It seems to me that when things are really difficult people tend to hunker down and not make any big decisions and simply try to ride out the difficult time. At its very essence that is what millenials may be doing. Time will tell, but I for one have been very impressed with this generation of caring and insightful Americans. Millennials are struggling with some circumstances beyond their control. I believe that history will view millennials as one of the most important generations, not for the money they created but more for self-sacrifice and for the good that they will do in their corner of the world. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at wildblue.net

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Full power, full moon

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first took notice of the full power of a Full Moon during my two year stint working as a Residence Hall Director at Plattsburgh State. Invariably, I was the one who always pulled the short straw and ended up as the Director on Duty during a full moon weekend. In the course of my first two tours of duty scouting the campus for trouble, I encountered more drunken students, accidental injuries and similar instances of nonconforming behaviors than I experienced for the remainder of the school year. And mind you, Plattsburgh State was a really notorious party school during the 1970’s and ‘80’s. Exhibitions of bad behavior and misconduct were the rule, rather than an anomaly. The Residence Hall staff always worked closely with the Campus Police to lower the level of disobedience. However, we quickly learned where the term ‘lunacy’ comes from, as we witnessed the normally sane students run amuck like lunatics for two full nights of near full lunar exposure. On weekends with a forecast of a full moon, the Director of Residence Life regularly issued Moonlight Madness alerts to warn of bad behavior. Janitorial staffers often used their personal days on Mondays, following a full moon event. There was usually just too much of a mess for them to deal with. By now, readers of this column are probably wondering what any of this ancient history has to do with a current outdoor column. Well, the point of this background story is to illustrate the power moon phases affect all animals, even humans. Last weekend, many whitetail hunters came to realize this power, as the Rutting Moon came to pass. This moon phase, is often confused with the Hunter ’s Moon which occurred on Sept. 19 this year. The Rutting Moon, which occurred on Sunday, Nov. 17 is the single, most important date in a deer hunter ’s year, as it signals the peak of the rut, the whitetails mating season. By the time you read these words, the rut will have already peaked, and the bucks will still be looking for love in all the wrong places. As evidenced by the behavior of college students I witnessed in the 1970’s, all animals are affected by the pull of the moon. Animal House wasn’t a documentary film, but it wasn’t all fiction either. Fortunately for deer hunters, evidence has well established that a majority of whitetail does will be in peak estrus through the end of the week.

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This is also a timeframe when bucks get weak in the knees, after chasing down all the does they can find. It is also a time when hunters get weak in the knees after putting in some long cold days on the stand, waiting for their buck to stroll by. Over the past weekend, it was evident that deer were on the move. We had over a half dozen sightings, with just two shorts days in camp. If the weather cooperates, (read snow and cold), I expect there will be a lot of deer taken this weekend.

Whitetails 101: The Learning Curve

My first trip into hunting camp came at the ripe old age of 11, which is considered rather late by most Adirondack standards. On my first trip, I was a guest at the Niambi Hunting Club, which was located near North Creek. My own children first went to hunting camp when they were still too young to walk all the way. My packbasket always got heavier as the closer I got to camp, with the girls curled up among the hunting clothes, food and other essentials. I made up for my late start by asking questions, and listening to a lot of experienced hunters. Although I am far from an experienced hunter, I do recognize some of the best advice I’ve learned in my quest to improve my odds of harvesting a buck. Unfortunately, there is not one, single solution to the puzzle. Rather, it is comparable to a long series of steps that must be taken in order to reach the top of the hill. Shooting skills are just the beginning. Scent control probably ranks second. Learn to monitor the wind regularly. A pocket full of puffball mushrooms is very useful in this regard. A major key to the process begins by observing deer, which is very difficult to do if you don’t know where to find them. When you do find deer, which are often out in the fields during the late summer, take the time to study their shapes. Note the flat back, the four posts of legs, the flicker of white from the tail. Other obvious tell tail signatures are the black dot of a nose, the black sheen of a hoof, the square shape of a full body or the point of an ear. You need to get really good at recognizing just the parts and pieces of a deer, before you’ll ever have a chance to see a whole one. They have an amazing ability to blend into the natural cover and simply disappear. It may seem to be difficult, but finding and recognizing deer are the easy part of the puzzle. The really tough part is controlling your emotions, and the accompanying adrenaline. Buck fever isn’t a joke, as most hunters have experienced a bout or two of the malady. It begins with the shakes and ends with deep breathing and alot of “what if’s.” In between is usually a bit of hell. It often begins with the first sighting, and grows as the target gets nearer. On average, a hunter has less than seven

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Former Elizabethtown resident, Fred Myers sent along these photos of some of the trophy whitetail deer he has been raising on a large private ranch in Texas. Even though the whitetails were still in velvet when the photos were taken, the size of the headgear is truly amazing. Fred and his brother Tom continue to spend their time on the hunt whenever time permits. It is easy to understand the reason why. seconds from first sight to final shot. That’s about the length of time it took you to read this paragraph. In that timeframe, a hunter must confirm the deer is actually a buck, and small horns are often difficult to see when they’re hidden by large ears. It is an almost impossible feat to accomplish when the background is all brown, and especially when it includes beech whips. This must be accomplished as your breathing becomes difficult and your knees grow weak. On my first experience hunting with a bow, I could hardly move when a deer appeared directly below my stand. I was frozen like a teenager awaiting a kiss on the first date. I didn’t know what to do, as my heart was nearly pounding out of my chest. But I remembered the advice of a friend. Don’t look at the whole deer, focus on one point of aim and be sure to follow through and watch the deer ’s reaction. Often the reaction will provide an indication of your aim. Mark the line it runs in your mind. One of the most common mistakes a beginner makes is to rush things after a shot. It is only natural to want to hurry over and see if you hit it. Fight the urge. One old timer advised me to pack a pipe full of tobacco immediately after you shoot, and don’t go looking for the deer until you’ve finished it. If you missed, you’ll be calmed down. If you hit it, the deer will likely have run a ways and died. Never pressure a deer that’s been hit, they can run a long ways on adrenaline, and it’s always a long drag home. Leave your hat, or some other item as a marker on the location where your took the shot. It will help you to find where the deer was when it was hit. A hunter ’s best weapons are patience, persistence and perseverance. It is a mindset that becomes a mantra. It is a learned behavior that is only achieved through confidence. It is not fun to go back out on a cold miserable day when the wind is whipping snow into your eyes and the only thing you can see is your own breath. Be on your watch in the dark, and exit the woods after the sun has set.That’s what flashlights are made for and it’s what real hunters are made of. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net.


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Continued from page 1 “There is a very limited amount which I can say because this is a personnel matter,Ó Superintendent Stephen Broadwell said. “We have the statement that was read at the board meeting.Ó Ò My question would be how they can feel that she is fit to teach their five and six year old students,” said Lynn Green, a parent who has removed her child from the classroom in response to the board’s decision. “They must see that she is not fit to be in that classroom because they have hired a second teacher in their as basically a babysitter.Ó Green was one of several parents who gathered by the entrance to the school Nov. 14, two days after the decision of the board, to protest the return of the teacher. “My daughter loved to go to school and couldn’t wait to go at the start of the year,Ó Green said. Ò Then she was crying every morning saying that she didn’t want to go. Now I know why.Ó Green said that she had been joined by several parents in bringing their concerns to Broadwell about teacher ’s behavior in the classroom about two months ago, where

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www.valleynewsadk.com they played him a three minute portion of a recording made when one of the parents hid a recording device in their child’s backpack. On the tape, a voice reported as Foster ’s is heard speaking loudly toward students, telling them to, Ò shut up.Ó Ò After hearing the tape we gathered together as parents and called the school to set up a meeting with Mr. Broadwell,” Green said. “We voiced our concerns and then we played the clip for him.Ó Green said after hearing the tape, Broadwell removed Foster from the classroom and began the investigatory part of the matter. After the decision was reached, Green said she was not the only parent to remove her child from the school. “Five or six parents have pulled their child from the school and have made arrangements to get their education in other places,Ó she said. Ò We will continue to fight this.Ó Green said that there have been some people who have claimed the parents have been too hard on the teacher. She disagrees. Ò Bullying is being made into such a huge thing and that is essentially what this teacher has been doing,Ó she said. “Actions like this may have been acceptable before, but it is not now.Ó

Paddle tennis clinic offered ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Elizabethtown Social Center will offer Beginner Paddle Tennis Clinics for anyone interested in trying out paddle (platform) tennis. Clinics will be held at the Social Center’s Paddle Court by the Hale House on Saturday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. until noon. Clinics are free and no equipment is needed. Please contact the Center at 873-6408 or info@elizabethtownsocialcenter.org for more information.

Library holiday party set WESTPORTÑ The Westport Library is pleased to again host its traditional Holiday Party with wine tasting, silent auction, music, food and raffle drawing. The board’s party committee is particularly excited about this year’s festivities with its wide range of wines from the Boquet Liquor Store for tasting as well the many items for the auction. This year, Dartbrook rustic goods in Keene contributed a handsome Adirondack kindling box for the party’s raffle drawing. The gathering on Nov. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. is a community event open to all. It is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. A $15 donation is suggested with tickets sold at the door. For more information on library activities go to westportnylibrary.org or phone 962-8219.


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Hamlets 3 unveils proposals for several area downtowns By Shawn Ryan

shawn@denpubs.com RAY BROOK Ñ A meeting was held recently at the Adirondack Park Agency headquarters in Raybrook to unviel proposals for the ongoing Hamlets 3 project. Hamlets 3 is an initiative which looks at potential growth solutions for five hamlets in the Adirondack Park. It is funded by a DEC Smart Growth planning grant. The hamlets being considered are Caroga, in Fulton County in the Mohawk Valley, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake in Hamilton County, and AuSable Forks in Essex County. “What we’re doing is looking at some of the positive development potential within the Adirondack Park map,Ó said Roger Trancik of Urban Design Consultants. Ò Our aim is really to get something done. To turn it into bricks and mortar.Ó Hamlets 3 has been in the works for five years, and follows the Hamlets 1 and Hamlets 2 projects, which took place in the mid 1980s. Representatives from all the hamlets except AuSable were present at the meeting. The development strategies put forth by Trancik are suggested solutions for issues peculiar to each hamlet, and each of the five proposals are markedly different. Public meetings were held recently in each hamlet, where several possibilities were discussed, and the resulting suggestions represent the consensus of those present at the meetings. It is now up to the individual hamlets to decide whether to pursue the Hamlets 3 pro-

posals, and up to them as well to finance the projects. “It’s now up to the communities to make the commitments if they want to move forward,” said Dave Winchell, Citizen Participation Specialist with the Department of Environmental Conservation. In AuSable Forks, the Hamlets 3 proposal focused on establishing a new multi-generational housing development on property above the Ausable River flood plane. Several sites were considered, with a site off Rolling Mill Hill finally being chosen. Mention was made that AuSable is in line for funding assistance from New York Rising money, announced recently by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It is the only hamlet of the five with an already available revenue source. In Hamilton County, proposals for the Ò Hamilton Trio” of hamlets were varied. The proposal for Indian Lake focused on refurbishing the core intersection area of Routes 28 and 30, and establishing a Ò Market GreenÓ area with adjacent housing clusters and fresh food marketplaces. The plan involved removing several old buildings in that area, among them the old Grand Union supermarket. “It would create a whole new vision or impression of that intersection,Ó said Trancik. In Blue Mountain Lake the plan was to add a large Adirondack-styled hotel across the road from the Adirondack Museum in order to add jobs to the community, and extend the tourist season. The belief is that bringing a large hotel into the area will also increase the possibility of more restaurants and businesses coming to Blue Mountain Lake.

Roget Trancik, of Urban Design Consultants, at a recent meeting in Ray Brook of the ongoing Hamlets 3 project. Here Trancik discusses the park proposed for Long Lake. Photo by Shawn Ryan

The proposal for Long Lake focused on the Jennings Pond area, and involved building a Ò Circular-nodal waterfront park,Ó with walkways and Adirondack styled gazebos around the park. As part of the proposed project the town of Long Lake would move its town garage buildings. Ò One of the most important next steps is to decide if this is something we want to do for ourselves, and do we want to help ourselves,” said Trancik. The open discussion that followed focused on the issue of how to pay for the proposals. Joining the three Hamilton County hamlets to-

gether in any funding projects was discussed as the most logical idea for initiating the projects. Trancik stressed that having a document like a Hamlets 3 proposal in place will strengthen a community’s chances in a competitive grant process. Ò Who is going to step up on these? Town boards, community groups? Leadership is the key. There has to be leadership to make these projects succeed,Ó said Trancik. The specific proposals were handed out to representatives from the various hamlets, and will be available soon for download at www. adkhousing.org/hamlets.asp.

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Paquette surges ahead of Sherman on absentee count By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ One race was turned on absentee votes cast and counted by the Essex County Board of Supervisors Nov. 13. Westport incumbent town councilmen Tim Sherman and Russell Paquette entered Ò the pod” with Sherman holding a three vote lead over Paquette. After 30 ballots were counted, it was Paquette who held a 276-271 lead over Sherman for the second of two council seats. Newcomer Steve Viens finished with 316 votes to earn the other seat. However the result was still not official as three military votes had not been returned (the deadline for those votes was Nov. 18). Two other ballots were contested by Sherman, who wanted to find out if the Postal Service could determine if the pair of unstamped envelopes could be verified as arriving in Elizabethtown before the Nov. 5 deadline. Later in the day, Sherman alerted the board and media that he had not been able to verify the ballots and conceded the race. “The Post Office cannot date the envelopes with the barcode printed on the outside,Ó

Sherman said. “Election over, I lost by five votes.” Sherman said that he would be interested in applying for the council seat that will be vacated by justice-elect Michael “Ike” Tyler, “only if Dan (Connell) want’s me on.” Ò I was taken by surprise,Ó Paquette said of the results. Ò I thought that Tim would win big and we would both be back on the board. I think that it was clear cut in the end.Ó

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Camp to host open house WESTPORT — On Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., prospective campers, current campers, friends and alumni are invited to join Camp Dudley Director Matt Storey, Camp Kiniya for girls Director Marnie McDonagh and the year-round team at MacLean Lodge at Camp Dudley, 126 Dudley Rd., Westport, for a multimedia presentation and light refreshments. Learn about what we have to offer at our camps, bring a friend and meet fellow campers. Camp Dudley in Westport, NY, celebrated its 129th consecutive season this past summer as the oldest all-boys camp in the country along with the eighth season of Camp Kiniya girls’ camp across the lake in Colchester, Vt. Camp Dudley is proud of the scholarship program it offers. Thanks to our generous alumni, parents and friends last year, Dudley awarded over $700,000 in scholarship to deserving boys and girls, making it possible for them to attend camp. For more information or to RSVP, please visitcampdudley.org or call the Camp office at 962-4720.


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Champlain Area Trails, or CATS, was recognized by Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve for its work to protect land, develop trails which connect communities, and strengthen voluntary involvement in stewardship throughout the Champlain Valley. Accepting the Wild Stewardship Award was, from left, Katharine Preston, the organization’s board chair and Chris Maron, CATS executive director, joined by Adirondack Wild’s partner David Gibson and board chair Peter Brinkley, who presented the award. Photo provided/ Dan Plumley, Adirondack Wild

Participants at Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve annual meeting at The Grange in Whallonsburg gather recently to celebrate Gary Randorf, formerly of Essex, former naturalist with the Adirondack Park Agency, former executive director of the Adirondack Council and renowned wild lands photographer, advocate and author, who received this year’s highest honor, the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award. Randorf currently lives in North Carolina, and could accept the award but sent a special message of thanks. Accepting the award on Gary’s behalf was his good friend Bonnie MacLeod, kneeling front row right, who also presented the best of Gary’s photography set to music. Adirondack Wild’s Dan Plumley of Keene, who nominated Gary for this award, is kneeling front row left. The award is named for Paul Schaefer, founder of Friends of the Forest Preserve, top Adirondack conservation coalition leader of the 20th century, and a good friend and mentor to Gary Randorf and the leaders of Adirondack Wild. Photo provided/ Adirondack Wild

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Buehler piloted the Elizabethtown-Lewis varsity soccer program back to the Section VII/Class D championship game this season balancing a mix of senior talent with underclassmen that led to a high speed attack. The Lions improved throughout the season, rebounding from a tough start to the Northern Soccer League Division II regular season to finish with a 7-5-0 record, earning the second seed in sectionals.

LaPier was the backbone of the Elizabethtown-Lewis varsity team this season, anchoring the squad as the goalkeeper for the Section VII finalists. LaPier led the Valley in shutouts (5) and goals against average (0.88).

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Trevor Brooks

Ryan Davis

Hugh Harwood

Westport

Elizabethtown-Lewis

Willsboro

Elizabethtown-Lewis

Elizabethtown-Lewis

5 Goals, 4 Assists (14 points)

Defender, 1 assist

Defender

5 Goals, 1 Assist (11 points)

4 Goals, 3 Assist (11 points)

Austin Morris

Elizabethtown-Lewis

Joel Morris

Elizabethtown-Lewis

Seth Swires

John Doyle

Gabe Warner

11 Goals, 3 Assists (25 points)

6 Goals, 3 Assists (15 points)

4 Goals, 5 Assists (13 points)

Defender 2 Goals

11 Goals, 5 Assists (27 points)

Westport

Willsboro

Keene

Reserves

Lucas Cross

Colton Venner

Nate Devins

Harry Joanette

Sam Napper

.818 Save %, 2.39 GAA, 2 ShO

4 Goals, 3 Assists (11 points)

2 Goals

5 Goals, 2 Assists (12 points)

.785 Save %, 142 Saves

Willsboro

Keene

Valley Leaders Goals

Austin Morris, ELCS Gabe Warner, KCS Joel Morris, ELCS Isaiah Turner, ELCS Nick Arnold, Wills Ryan Davis, West Harry Joanette, KCS

Assists

Elias Smith

AuSable Valley Defender

Seth Swires, Wills Gabe Warner, KCS Nick Arnold, Wills Paul Fine-Lease, Wills

11 11 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4

AuSable Valley Points

Gabe Warner, KCS Austin Morris, ELCS Joel Morris, ELCS Nick Arnold, Wills Isaiah Turner, ELCS Seth Swires, Wills Harry Joanette, KCS Ryan Davis, West Hugh Harwood, ELCS Colton Venner, KCS

Keene

27 25 15 14 14 13 12 11 11 11

Saves (Goals allowed)

Jimmy Provost, AVCS Lucas Cross, Wills Sam Napper, West Brandon Dumas, KCS Justin LaPier, ELCS

232 (69) 153 (34) 142 (39) 105 (16) 103 (16)

Westport

Save Percentage

Brandon Dumas, KCS Justin LaPier, ELCS Lucas Cross, Wills Sam Napper, West Jimmy Provost, AVCS

.867 .866 .818 .785 .771

Goals Allowed Average

Justin LaPier, ELCS Brandon Dumas, KCS Lucas Cross, Wills Sam Napper, West Jimmy Provost, AVCS

Shutouts

Justin LaPier, ELCS Lucas Cross. Wills Brandon Dumas, KCS Max Rossi, KCS

0.88 1.58 2.39 2.74 4.31 5 2 2 1

Riley Taylor

AuSable Valley 1 Goal


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Third Alzheimer’s Willsboro CS names first quarter honor roll Grade 11 Awareness tourney Grade 9 starts this Friday Grade 7 WILLSBORO Ñ The following students have been named to the honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2013-14 school year at Willsboro Central School:

By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — It’s time to hit the hardwood. For the third year, the North Country basketball season will begin with the Alzheimer’s Awareness Basketball tournament, played at two sites over two weekends and featuring several local hoops teams. Ò Our goal is to keep the money local and all contributions will go directly to the outstanding programs at the Alzheimer’s centers in Elizabethtown and Saranac Lake,Ó former AuSable Valley head coach and tournament director John Konowitz said. For Konowitz, the fight against Alzheimer’s is personal. “Eight years ago at age 57, my wife Judy was diagnosed with the disease,” Konowitz said. “For the past two years we have held the tournament and raised over $36,000. The response from the school administrators, sponsors, athletic directors, coaches, players, support staff, faculty, referees and people of the North Country has been staggering.Ó Konowitz said that the referees have again donated their time to the event. The opening games of the tournament will be held at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School opening Friday, Nov. 22. Girls varsity basketball will take center stage as the Westport Lady Eagles will take on the Ticonderoga Lady Sentinels at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions and Willsboro Lady Warriors at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 23, the consolation game will take place at 2:30 p.m., followed by the championship game at 4 p.m. The boys will take to the Moriah Central School court Friday, Nov. 29 when the Ticonderoga Sentinels and AuSable Valley Patriots tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Moriah Vikings and Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions at 7 p.m. The following day, ELCS will play Ticonderoga at 2:30 p.m., followed by AuSable Valley playing host Moriah at 4 p.m. Along with the games, there will also be raffles at halftime of each game with Syracuse basketball tickets, New York Giants v. Seattle Seahawks football tickets, a chainsaw from Adirondack Hardware and more, all donated by local businesses.

Sub-committee talks budget cuts By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The head of the Essex County Budget subcommittee outlined steps the county could take to curtail spending. Lewis Supervisor David Blades, who led the break-off council of the Finance Committee, reported their findings to the members of the Board of Supervisors during a special Nov. 18 meeting. Ò Many of these recommendations are not going to be popular,Ó Blades said. Ò We were asked to look for things that people might not have thought of before and bring everything to the table.” Suggestions from the committee included plowing highways with one operator per truck instead of two; allowing only the on-call foreman in DPW to drive a county vehicle from and to work at night; receiving bids for the landfill services and looking at increasing the price for transfer station tickets; offering the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport to either the town or the Agricultural Society and then exploring the option to sell the property; finding more attorneys from inside Essex County to be assigned to court cases; contracting for family court attorney services; looking at reducing some full time positions to part time (under 20 hours); privatization of the cleaning staff; holding contract agency donations at present levels; restrictions on the number of supervisors who can attend national and state trainings; moving all committee meetings to one Wednesday each month; members of the board donating to a coffee and flower fund; and researching the purchase of tablets, eliminating copying and mailing of agendas for each of the meetings. Blades also commented on the five year budget plan presented to the board by County Manager Dan Palmer. “On the five year plan, it was not universal but there was enough support on the committee to recommend it to the full board,Ó he said. Several supervisors commented on the suggestions from the sub committee. “You do have to take into consideration that there are some roads where it may be dangerous to have only one person in the truck,” Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said. “Also, the county has been subsidizing a lot of the transfer station costs for the towns. If you increase the tipping fee levels at the county that would be just passed on to the towns. I think we could take this one step further and turn over all of this equipment and transfer stations over to the townships.” “If you want to dissolve the county transfer station system it will work well for the big towns,” Newcomb Supervisor George Canon said. “For the little towns, if this system is dissolved then we will be holding our hands on our butt.Ó “I have always been an advocate of charging by weight at the transfer stations,” Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said. Ò We are paying by weight to get rid of this stuff, we should be charging by weight. If we are a county system then we should be more consistent with our fees.Ó Westport Supervisor Dan Connell talked about the need for training of supervisors. “There is very little training for elected officials,” Connell said. “If you start saying that we cannot go to the one training that the county officials can go to, then you are cutting off your nose to spite your face.Ó

High honors: Makayla Anson, Trevor Bigelow, Aliceson Drollette, Benjamin Jackson, Jared Joslyn Honors: Peyton Ford, Oliver Lee, Olivia Politi, Ellie Vanderhoof

Grade 8

High honors: Paul Fine-Lease, Warren

Honey Dewdrops at Grange

Jackson, Adam Mero, Rylee Pierson

High honors: Mat Longware, Max Longware, Kaitlin Shaw Honors: Trina Bigelow, Alexandra Bliss, Darrian Sweatt, Nathaniel Yeager

Grade 10

High honors: Dellandy Christian, Alissa Clark, Jillian Dean, Laura Klein, Taressa Lacey, Zachary Pierson, Mikaela Salem, Connor Sheehan

WHALLONSBURG Ñ The Whallonsburg Grange Hall will present the final concert in its Fall performance series on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. The Honey Dewdrops bring their blend of new Americana and traditional folk music to this historic stage

High honors: Rachel Burt, Elizabeth Daly, Geordie Hearn, Kenesa Kohen, Nolan Murphy, Sherika Pulsifer, Marshall Steeves, Tory Wade Honors: Andrea O’Hara

Grade 12

High honors: Kathryn Belzile, Austin Ferris, Lilly Kelly, Bridget Moran, Jessica Polak, Kelsey Sloper, Tiffani Tromblee, Gabrielle Yeager Honors: Nicholas Arnold, Jarrid McVicker, Seth Swires

in the heart of the Champlain Valley. The Virginia-based duo of Laura Wortman (clawhammer banjo and guitar) and Kagey Parrish (guitar and mandolin) write songs that shine with energy and emotion about the lives and experiences of ordinary people. Tickets are $10, $5 for those under 18 and kids are free. The Grange is at the corner of Route 22 and Whallons Bay Road.


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Lighthouse keepers topic of lecture

WADHAMS Ñ The Wadhams Free Library announces the next in the Wednesday in Wadhams series of talks by local residents with interesting stories to tell, Ò Modern Day Lighthouse Keepers,Ó with Dr. Lynne Macco and Tim Mount on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Macco and Mount carry on the tradition of lighthouse keepers around the world. They have volunteered with not for profit groups,which keep the original beacons lit, and will present photos and tell tales of their trips. As Lynne says, Ò You better hope your shopping list was complete when you are 60 miles offshore and the crew hops aboard their boat and says, ‘Goodbye, we’ll see you in three months.’” Lynne and Tim live in Elizabethtown, where Lynne practices Gynecology and Acupuncture and Tim practices the piano. Mount will be playing with the Trillium Ensemble at Hand House the following Saturday. As with all the Wednesday talks at the library, this is free and open to the public.

Library to host healthcare seminar

UPPER JAY Ñ The Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay will host Ò The Affordable Care Act and the New York State of Health Official Health Plan Marketplace,” presentation by Jill Rock, Education & Outreach Specialist, Adirondack Health Institute, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 26, by contacting 946-2644 or wellslib@primelink1.net.

Toy drive scheduled

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Cobble Hill Inn in Elizabethtown will hold its seventh Annual Toy Drive to benefit ACAP’s Holidays Are For Sharing program on Friday, Dec. 6. There will be a buffet and entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for those who bring a new, unwrapped toy or make a $10 donation.

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Whiteface UMC to host bazaar

WILMINGTON — The annual Christmas Silver Tea and Bazaar of the Whiteface Community United Methodist Women will be held at their Wilmington Church on the corner of Route 86 and Haselton Road on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Included in this year’s scene will be the cookie walk, fair trade gift items, gift baskets and crafts. More information, call 946-7757.

Chorale announces holiday shows

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Pleasant Valley Chorale will present its holiday program, Ò Songs of the ShepherdsÓ in two concerts: Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church and again on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. The program features a wide variety of holiday favorites. The chorale, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center, is a community ensemble of 40 members, directed by Susan Hughes and accompanied by Mary Lu Kirsty. Admission to the concerts is free, with a good-will donation accepted at the door. For more information, contact Susan Hughes, director, at 8737319.

Thanksgiving dinner planned

WESTPORT Ñ The Westport Federated Church will be hosting a Community Thanskgiving Day Dinner at the Church Fellowship Hall on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, from noon until 2 p.m. and invite anyone who would like to volunteer to help with preparations, serving and cleanup to call 962-4465. This dinner is open and free to everyone in the community.

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Essex set for Magic of Christmas Dec. 7

ESSEX Ñ The hamlet of Essex has announced its plans for The Magic of Christmas to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. The day will begin at 9:15 a.m. when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via Essex fire truck. Santa fans should congregate across from Town Hall to greet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Shortly after their arrival, the tree in front of Town Hall will be lit. The tree lighting will be followed by a free pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Essex firehouse from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Other events include the Community Church bazaar and luncheon (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and the Fabulous Holiday Photo Booth (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Essex Ice Cream Café. Holiday vendors will be set up in the Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness building (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), offering jewelry, ornaments, paintings, woven scarves and hangings, pottery, glass, photography, local hiking maps, cards, yoga gifts and local crafts. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Belden Noble Library will hold its silent auction with many baskets of items donated by local businesses and residents. At 3 p.m., local author/illustrator Steven Kellogg will read from his three new children’s books. Stephen will also sign books with proceeds benefitting the library. Local shops, including the Pink Pig, Neighborhood Nest, Essex Ice Cream Café, Cupola House, Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness, and ReNew will be open throughout the day offering holiday gifts and gift certificates. Lunch and dinner will be available at the Essex Inn.


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Date Filed Amount 10/31/2013 $220,000 10/31/2013 $78,000 11/1/2013 $84,500 11/1/2013 $21,000 11/1/2013 $110,000 11/2013 $20,561 11/1/2013 $65,000 11/4/2013 $145,000 11/4/2013 $55,000 11/4/2013 $150,000 11/4/2013 $70,000 11/4/2013 $15,000 11/4/2013 $276,676 11/6/2013 $215,000 11/6/2013 $141,000 11/6/2013 $34,500 11/6/2013 $135,000 11/6/2013 $79,300 11/6/2013 $108,500 11/6/2013 $179,000 11/5/2013 $10,500 11/6/2013 $85,000 11/6/2013 $21,000 11/6/2013 $102,084 11/7/2013 $250,000 11/7/2013 $216,000

Seller Jeffrey Latinville Roberta Wiggins Robert Stiles Colin Archer, Cynthia Reich Susan Massie Juanita Strack LaJammier TRB Development LLC Gerald Trombley

Buyer James Latinville

Location Plattsburgh Stephen Macnerland,Jessica Macnerland Champlain Christopher Chagnon, Alanna Lautenschuetz Saranac Leon Dussault, Nordic Sun Enterprises Black Brook Stephen Bowes, Alrene Bowes Dannemora William Duprey, Diana Duprey Mooers Oval Development LLC Plattsburgh Keith Brior, Vicki Brior Ellenburg Laura Jefferson, Laura Jefferson Rock Michael Thibodeau, Candy Thibodeau Champlain Maurice Hodhod, Laurice Bouassaly, Heather West Deare George Purdue Champlain Daniel Menard, Jane Menard Mooers Don Dixon, Margaret Dixon Karen Otoole, Judy Bruette Joseph Marcoux Peru Fort Scott Estates LLC Robert Dandrow, Joanne Dandrow Plattsburgh Robert Dandrow Sr., Joanne Dandrow Sandra Desso, Brian Desso, Jody Desso Plattsburgh Christopher Raville Gary Nephew, Tammy Nephew Plattsburgh Jonathan Whitmarsh, Andrea Whitmarsh Timothy St Pierre, Theresa St Pierre Peru Joseph Patnode, Judy Patnode Keith Armstrong, Krista McCallister Peru Gerald Bushey Harry Decker Plattsburgh Lillian Cookman Samantha Farina Champlain Daniel BArriere, Krystol Barriere Glenn Lyons, Anita Bodrogi Plattsburgh Gerald Hamelin, Constance Hamelin Ellenburg Martin Brothers, Tina Brothers Brynn Boyer Erin St Louis Plattsburgh Hazel Williams Michael Baker, Katie Baker Plattsburgh Christopher DeAngelo Jared Fishman, Meaghan Lamica Plattsburgh Presbyterian & Congregational Church David Baker, Jennifer Baker Chazy Steven Spring Joseph PAtnode, Judy Patnode Schuyler Falls

Essex County Real Estate Transactions Date Filed 11/7/2013 11/6/2013 11/8/2013 11/7/2013 11/8/2013 11/7/2013 11/6/2013 11/8/2013 11/6/2013 11/7/2013 11/6/2013 11/7/2013 11/6/2013

Amount $335,000 $190,000 $145,000 $120,000 $183,000 $40,000 $170,000 $125,251 $60,000 $227,500 $73,000 $40,000 $175,000

Seller SUSAN ADAMS JANET ALEXANDER ARBRO HOLDINGS LLC Timothy Baker, Deborah Pelkey Daniel Boothby John Burke William Calmbacher Chad Garcia, Marla Garcia Paul Norton, Laurie Norton Dennis Perpetua III, Lauren Polvere Phinney Properties LLP Vistaco Llc Weber Willis Llc

Buyer DAVID PRIEST, JESSICA PRIEST MEPPEN SCHUYLER LLC DAVIDSON CLARK Stephen Sama, Bronwen Perkins Thomas Boothby, Anne Trout VISTACO LLC

Location NORTH ELBA CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield North Elba Wilmington North Elba Angelo Cannistraci, Patricia Cannistraci Schroon Essex County Jay Kelly Allport Elizabethtown Steven Shumway, Frances Shumway Jay R L Vallee Inc Ticonderoga North Elba Roberto Kutschat Neto Zachary Randoplh, Gemini Randoplh ST ARMAND


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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION NOTICE OF COMPLETED APPLICATION Date: 11/01/2013/Applicant: JOSEPH LANE/Facility: LANE PROPERTY/2605 E LAKE RD|SKANEATELES LAKE SKANEATELES, NY 13151/Application ID: 7-3150-00596/00001/ Permits(s) Applied for: 1 - Article 15 Title 5 Excavation & Fill in Navigable Waters/1 - Section 401 - Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification/Project is located: in SKANEATELES in ONONDAGA COUNTY Project Description:Applicant proposes 160 linear feet of Skaneateles Lake shoreline erosion and vegetation control to consist of anew limestone wall. In addition, applicant proposes to construct a new 600 square foot raised deck over-watercovered platform. The site is 2605 East Lake Road, Skaneateles.Availability of Application Documents: Filed application documents, and Department draft permits where applicable, are available for inspection during normal business hours at the address of the contact person. To ensure timely service at the time of inspection, itis recommended that an appointment be made with the contact person.State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.SEQR Lead Agency None DesignatedState Historic Preservation Act (SHPA) Determination. The proposed activity is not subject to review in accordance with SHPA. The permit type is exempt or the activity is being reviewed in accordance with federal historic preservationregulations. Availability For Public Comment Contact PersonComments on this project must be KEVIN R BLISSsubmitted in writing to the Contact NYSDECPerson no later than 11/21/2013 1285 FISHER AVEor 15 days after the publication date CORTLAND, NY 13045-1090of this notice, whichever is later. (607) 753 -3095/

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HAMILTON DRAFTING Table, 5' x 3', Oak w/ 4 drawers, like new, $300. 518-576-9751

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TWO TOOL BOXES full of Snapon Craftsman Tools $2500 OBO Call 518-728-7978 or Email pparksfamily@gmail.com

MICROWAVE HOOD White Microwave Hood, Great Condition, Selling because we did a remodel. $100 OBO call 5782501

VICTORIAN 36"X80" Prefinished White Steel, RH, prehung, entry door, never installed. Paid $390 Asking $320 OBO. 518-962-8627

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WELL PUMP Gould, 1 HP, 4 months old, $500.00. 518-5760012

ROUND BALES of Hay for Sale, 4x5 w/net wrap. $30 each. 518962-4452.

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WOLFF SUNVISION Pro 28 LE Tanning Bed, very good condition, $700.00. 518-637-1741 WOMEN’S WINTER BOOTS Creekside, size 7 M width, Tan, Suede/ Rubber, rated -20 below, brand new in box, never worn. $100 new first $50. Call 518-354-8654

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LAWN & GARDEN SNOWBLOWER 22' CRAFTSMAN 5.0 ELECTRIC START SNOW BLOWER $150.00 CALL 518563-8360 $150

WANTED TO BUY BUYING EVERYTHING! FURS, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. CASH PAID- up to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800371-1136 WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, before 1980, Running or not. $Top CASH$ PAID! 1-315-5698094 WANTED TO BUY 1 Horse Walk Behind Plow. Please call 518-792 -1431 Leave Message. WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201


November 23, 2013 WANTED TO BUY WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

CATSKILLS MINI FARM 35 ACRES-FARMHOUSE - $149,900. Farmhouse, barn, pond,stream, springs, gorgeous views! New Delhi, less than 3 hrs NYC!. Owner terms avail! Call 1-888-431-6404 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com 1 ACRE OF Land at Wood Rd., West Chazy, NY, close to schools, nice location. Please call 518-4932478 for more information.

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DOG CONTAINMENT PEN - 4 panels w/door, 10'tall x 6' long. Galv. steel., 8x8'pressure treated wood frame for it to sit on once pen is re-assembled, 7 yrs. old. purchased from FE Hart Co., replacement cost $650, will sell for $300 OBO. Call 802-524-6275 9AM-9PM.

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LAND 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.

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 NYS LAND, ON TWIN PONDS W/ 34 ACRES $39,995 -Beautiful Woods w/ Large Wildlife Ponds Fullof Ducks, Geese & Deer. Minutes to Syracuse, Salmon River, Oneida Lake. Call 1-800 -229-7843. Financing Available. Or Visit www.landandcamps.com. NYS LAND, GETAWAY CABIN - 5 ACRES - $59,900. 3,000 ac State Land, snowmobile trail, 2 hrsNY City, 1/2 hr Albany! Add'l land also avail! NO CLOSING COSTS! CALL 1-888-701-1864 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com NYS LAND, TIMBERLAND INVESTMENT! 60 ACRES - $99,900. G'teed income, adjoins State Land,nice views, stonewalls, 2 Hrs NYC, 1/2 hr Albany! NO CLOSING COSTS! CALL 1-888-775-8114 NOW!

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SURGE VAULT LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/14/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Will Larzelere, P.O. Box 9, Lake Placid, NY 12946. General Purpose. VN-11/9-12/14/20136TC-53956 -----------------------------

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED L I A B I L I T Y COMPANY (ìLLCî) Name: Birch Trail Carpentry LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 08/27/2013 Office Location: Essex County. The “SSNY” is designated as agent of the “LLC” upon whom process against it may be served. “SSNY” shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 8 Birch Trail Way, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-10/19-11/23/2013-

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EVERGREEN HIGH VOLTAGE, LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/22/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, P.O. Box 9, Lake Placid, NY 12946. General Purpose. VN-11/9-12/14/20136TC-53955 -----------------------------

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.

MORRISONVILLE RENOVATING,$125,00 As Is or Finished to Suit 32 Acres Connected 3K/Acre 518-593-8752

FOR SALE LIGHT WOOD COFFEE TABLE $35.00 END TABLE 35.00CALL518563-8360 $35 FOR SALE 7'ARTIFICAIL CHRISTMAS TREE $20.00 CALL 5638360 $20

LAWN & GARDEN 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 BIG HUNTING LODGE: House, 8 acres adjoins 538 acre Deer Creek Forest. Bass ponds, fruit woods, $99,900. www.LandFirstNY.com 1-888-683 -2626. 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

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: NORTHEASTERN STATES KILNS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on September 11, 2013. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Northeastern States Kilns, LLC, 25 Ellsberry Lane, Willsboro, NY 12993. Purpose: Purchase and operate kilns and all other legal purposes. VN-11/23-12/28/20136TC-53997 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER The Village of Keeseville Has Levels of Haloacetic Acids (HAAs) Above

Drinking Water Standards Our water system has violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our consumers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation. We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. The violation is a result of water samples collected in 2012 and 2013. The average concentration of those samples exceeds the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for Total Haloacetic Acids. The MCL for Total Haloacetic Acids is 60 mcg/l (micrograms per liter). The average concentration of the Total Haloacetic Acids taken from October 2012 through September 2013 was 72.9 mcg/l. What should I do? If you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. You may also wish to use

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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. FISHER SNOW PLOW 7' 6" Minute Mount 2, used 2 winters, $3500 Negotiable. 518-524-0582 or 518643-5244

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an alternative water supply as your primary drinking water source (e.g. bottled water certified by NYS DOH). What does this mean? This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. Haloacetic acids are a group of chemical that includes mono-, di-, and trichloroacetic acids and mono- and dibromoacetic acids. Haloacetic acids are formed in drinking water during treatment by chlorine, which reacts with certain acids that are in naturally-occurring organic material (e.g., decomposing vegetation such as tree leaves, algae or other aquatic plants) in surface water sources such as rivers and lakes. The amount of haloacetic acids in drinking water can change from day to day, depending on the temperature, the amount of organic material in the water, the amount of chlorine added, and a variety

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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.

of other factors. Drinking water is disinfected by public water suppliers to kill bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illnesses. Chlorine is the most commonly used disinfectant in in New York State. For this reason, disinfection of drinking water by chlorination is beneficial to public health. Some studies of people who drank chlorinated drinking water for 20 to 30 years show that long term exposure to disinfection by-products (possibly including haloacetic acids) is associated with an increased risk for certain types of cancer. However, how long and how frequently people actually drank the water as well as how much haloacetic acids the water contained is not known for certain. Therefore, we do not know for sure if the observed increased risk for cancer is due to haloacetic acids, other disinfection by-prod-

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. 518-963-8220 or 518 -569-0118 2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-891-5811 BOAT FOR SALE 1984 Cobia 17' bowrider, 115HP Evenrude outboard (newer), 2002 Karavan trailer, runs but needs some work. $1,500. 518-576-4255

ucts, or some other factor. The individual haloacetic acids, dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic acid, cause cancer in laboratory animals exposed to high levels over their lifetimes. Dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic acid are also known to cause other effects in laboratory animals after high levels of exposure, primarily on the liver, kidney and nervous system and on their ability to bear healthy offspring. Chemicals that cause effects in animals after high levels of exposure may pose a risk to humans exposed to similar or lower levels over long periods of time. What happened? What is being done? We are working with a consulting engineer and the New York State Department of Health to evaluate the water supply and researching options to correct the problem. For more information, please contact the

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Village Office at 8349059. VN-11/23/2013-1TC54000 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE Notice of the Willsboro Fire Commissioners election to be held on December 10, 2013. The Willsboro of Fire Commissioners shall hold election according to Town Law 175 for the purpose of electing One (1) Fire Commissioners for a peried of Five (5) years - (From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2018) All candidates must file a petition signed by Twenty-Five qualified voters from the Willsboro Fire District, with the District Secretary by November 30, 2013. By Order Of, Jean Gay Secretary Willsboro Fire Commissioners VN-11/23-11/30-20132TC-54098 -----------------------------

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1990 NISSAN MODEL 240, 2 door, 5 spd. manual, excellent condition, 180,000 miles, never driven in Winter, all original, $2000. Call 518-297-2443

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

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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

2006 MINI COOPER, 5 spd, 2 dr. New tires, brakes & exhaust. Dual sunroof, leather interior, excellent condition. Comes w/warranty if wanted. $8500 OBO. Call: (518) 524-6709

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

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

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