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NORTH CREEK Ñ Poised to delve into freight service, the Saratoga-North Creek Railway is simultaneously adding a distinctive new twist to its passenger excursions, an executive of the railway announced this week. The railway will soon be offering its own brand of private-label wine to its passengers, railroad general superintendent Justin Gonyo told Warren County supervisors Jan. 27. Passengers on Saratoga-North Creek trains will soon be able to purchase several varieties of regional wine in collectible custom bottles bearing the railwayÕ s logo and deep blue color scheme, he said. To be produced by Fossil Stone Vineyards of Greenfield, the wine represents not only a new promotional initiative, but an effort to Ò buy localÓ wherever possible, Gonyo said. He added that progress is being made in lining up arrangements for hauling freight over the railroad from Tahawus through North Creek and Saratoga to downstate destinations including Long Island. Negotiations have been productive with subcontractor in the movement of freight, he said. Ò WeÕ ll soon be ready to present proposals to our prospective customers,Ó Gonyo said. Ò 2014 is shaping up to be quite the year for us.Ó In late November, Gonyo announced that the railway was negotiating freight contracts with nine different companies with the idea of moving stone and gravel products downstate. He estimated the railway would be moving 500,000 tons of aggregate the first year Ñ or 5,000 carloads Ñ and 1.5 million tons in the following two years. He noted that the Tahawus stone products might be used to rebuild the runways of JFK International Airport.

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Members of the Paul Smiths Woodsmen show their skills during the 2012 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The collegiate team returns again this year as part of the festivities. Photo by Mark Kurtz/Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Paul Smith’s Woodsmen to demonstrate logging skills SARANAC LAKE Ñ While carnivals in the tamer, less hardy parts of the country tend to feature innocuous demonstrations like baton twirling and juggling, North County folks are cut from a sturdier cloth and prefer to take their festivities with a flash of blue steel and glimpse of danger. Ò Some schools have basketball or football,Ó said Brett McLeod, an associate professor of forestry at Paul SmithÕ s College. Ò This is what we have.Ó McLeod is referring to the schoolÕ s woodsman team, the intercollegiate sport

that pulls together skills like axe throwing, wood splitting and crosscut sawing with a competitive spin. The Paul SmithÕ s College Woodsmen will demonstrate these, among other skills in two hour-long exhibitions, one on each Saturday of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival at 11 a.m. in Riverside Park. Ò ItÕ s a lot like rodeo in that itÕ s one of the few sports that came out of the work that men did,Ó said McLeod. Ò ThereÕ s a practical purpose to it Ñ how fast could you cut a tree down and roll a log, for example Ñ that

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comes right out of the logging camps.Ó As loggers grew more adept at lightningquick piecework, said McLeod, these skills gradually evolved into a competitive slate. Paul SmithÕ s has had a team since 1947 and according to the schoolÕ s website, they lay claim to having the longest winning streak in the history of intercollegiate lumberjack sports, winning the Super Bowl of lumberjacking, known as the Spring Meet, from 1957-1966. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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ILCSD BOE Meeting Covers Topics from BOCES, Pellet Boilers and Paris




INDIAN LAKE Ñ JanuaryÕ s Indian Lake Central School District Board of Education meeting hosted a contingent of presenters across a broad range of topics.

Boces Program

First on the agenda were a number of visitors from Boces headed by Jim Dexter, Boces District Superintendent. The objective of the visit was to further enrich the partnership between Boces and ILCSD and

to provide an overview of the types of programming that are currently being availed by ILCSD students. As part of the presentation, two students were present to provide an overview of their respective Boces programs in welding and health care. The students took part in a question and answer presentation that provided not only an overview of their activities in the two programs, but the motives of the individual students in selecting the program of interest and how the program is expected to play a role in their individual career goals. Both students closed their presentations with solid plans for continued education in their chosen Boces areas of interest and ultimately a career in the selected fields.

Paris Trip

Next, Jane Hinckley, ILCSD French teacher took the Board through a power point overview of the trip to Paris, France which she organized and was attended by a number of students, teachers, parents and even some Board of Education members. The presentation used pictures taken by ILCSD Art Teacher, Lauren Arsenault, who also attended the trip. Through the pictures and explanatory slides, the major highlights of the trip were covered. The conclusion was that the students taking part in the trip found it to be a valuable and memorable learning experience and one that CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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Local business Aunt Polly’s expanded By Seth Lang NEWCOMB Ñ Aunt PollyÕ s Material Girls has both moved and expanded in the town of Newcomb. The quilt shop offers local quilters access to supplies theyÕ d have to travel a lot further to normally get access to. Originally located at Aunt PollyÕ s Bed and Breakfast, the shop moved into a bigger space along the Hudson River in Newcomb. Ò We made the move to offer more to our customers,Ó said Owner/Operator Maggie Alitz. This beautiful location offers husbands or boyfriends a spot to wet a line in the river or simply sit on its majestic banks while

their wife or girlfriend looks over the vast selection of fabrics inside, Alitz said. Aunt PollyÕ s offers a beautiful arrange of styles from famous patterns and traditional fabrics to modern designs in contemporary fabrics to fabrics made by regional Adirondack artisans whose families have quilted for generations. Ò Not only do we have a great local selection of quilting supplies, our items are often less expensive than the big box stores over an hour drive away,Ó said Alitz. The store is now located at 3 Hudson River Road in Newcomb, NY 12852 For more information call (518) 582 2260 or visit

Indian Lake Ice Fishing Derby is a Big Success

By Bill Quinlivan

Starscape planned as part of Indian Lake SnoCade

INDIAN LAKE Ñ It will be night of stars on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Indian Lake Ski Hill, when SnoCadeª Starscape takes place, as part of the expanded Indian Lake Winterfest. Indian Lake is known for its dark skies, which makes for a perfect atmosphere to view the universe. The location includes the warming hut (complete with the very important restrooms) and food service courtesy of Grizzly Grill. First the stars highlighting the night will be the youth hockey program on display. The blades will be flashing around the the ice rink as pucks singe the goal like comets. After the skating program, free skating will open to all (skates can be rented at PineÕ s Country Store). The celestial viewing begins at 7:30 p.m., when the lights are low and the skies begin to dazzle Jamie Thomas, star king, will organize the observing. Binoculars will be available, but feel free to bring your own optical. SnoCade has scheduled a viewing of the Moons of Jupiter on the night. Also, every 27 nights it is cloudy in Indian Lake, In the event of cloudy skies, he will have a slide show.

INDIAN LAKE Ñ It has become a tradition and a big attraction to the Town of Indian Lake. On Saturday, Jan. 18, the Indian Lake/ Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association, Inc. sponsored the ninth annual Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Adirondack. One couldnÕ t ask for better conditions. The ice was 14 inches thick with a small amount of snow cover and no slush. The temperature was 8 drgrees at 5 a.m., but by early afternoon it had risen into the low 30Õ s and it was sunny with calm winds until late in the day. But it wasnÕ t just the weather that brought out the maximum allowable crowd of 200 participants. It was the fishing and the prizes. “Ice fishing people are hardy,” remarked Ernie Pollman, spokesman for the derby. “Our first year of doing the derby in 2005, at 5 a.m. it was -22 degrees and we still had a crowd.Ó The fishing started at 7 a.m. and the derby continued until 3 p.m. Five cash prizes were given per hour for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd largest pike and for the 1st and 2nd largest perch. In addition, there were cash prizes for the dayÕ s largest pike and perch and there were 10 Ò doorÓ prizes drawn at noon on the day of the derby with the largest of these being a Jiffy LP power ice auger. Twenty-one volunteers helped the derby be a success on the day of the event. The largest pike caught was 7 pounds 4 ounces, and 29 3/4-inches in length. This prize winner was caught by Kenneth Schirmer of Fishkill, N.Y. The largest perch weighed 8 ounces and measured 10 1/4-inches and was caught by Ray Baker of Porter Corners, NY. All in all, the derby brought a lot of fishermen to the Town of Indian Lake and a lot of joy to all who participated and helped make it a success once again. So many are looking forward to next years 10th anniversary.

Kenneth Schirmer of Fishkill, N.Y. displays the day’s winning Pike which he caught during the Indian Lake Ice Fishing Derby. The Pike weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 29 ¾” in length.

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Harris to deliver to the Board a more specific presentation of logistics and associated funding needs for consideration in the current budgeting process.

Continued from page 1 provided education that could not have been gained in 6 days of classroom time. Certainties were given by the Board that future student trips to Paris will be on the horizon based on the educational value imparted to the students attending this past trip.

Principal’s Report

Principal, Dave Snide, opened his report by updating the Board that the students are currently in the period for Midterms, Finals, Regents and Regents Competency Tests. Mr. Snide also mentioned his thanks to the local Rotary Club and to Rotarian, Mr. Ernie Pollman for the presentation of dictionaries to the members of the 3rd grade class. Mr. Snide made the following announcements of upcoming events during his report: • High School Academic Fair will be on Friday, Feb. 14 • ILCS Senior Night is scheduled for Feb. 14 vs. Old Forge • LLCS Senior Night is scheduled for Jan. 24 vs. Lake Placid • Basketball Sectionals will be Feb. 17 through March 1; Regionals March 3-8 and NYSPHSAA Championships March 14-16.

Pellet Boiler and related projects

David Dungate of Bioengineering Project Partners (BPP) was on hand to provide both general and specific information about the wood pellet boiler lease-financing project. ILCSD is participating as a recipient of a pellet boiler on an energy performance contract lease financing arrangement with BPP by way of a grant awarded through the efforts of Mr. Dungate and BPP. Other participants along with the district are the Olympic Training Center, Paul SmithÕ s College, North Country Community College and the North Country School. The energy performance contract with BPP guarantees savings on heating costs for the school vs. its current annual heating costs. Mr. Dungate explained that this allows the school to benefit from the wood pellet boiler technology, cap its heating costs over an 18-year basis and eventually own the pellet boiler at the end of the 18-year lease. It also helps to feed a green, alternative energy demand that can be expected to establish and expand an Adirondack Community wood pellet industry and help keep monies that currently flow out of the community for fossil fuel use while helping to grow jobs and green energy industry in the Adirondacks. Because of the need to coordinate the specific installation of the pellet boiler technology into the current heating plant and equipment resources of the school and assess associated opportunities to streamline the existing heating plants and their efficiency, Mike Harris from Bernier Carr and Associates was on hand. Mr. Harris was asked to work closely with Mr. Dungate throughout the project and to additionally assess any additional funding necessary to address the removal of one and upgrading the efficiency of another existing oil-fired boiler as back up to the pellet system. Regarding funding needs, Mr. Harris is to also consider the remaining asbestos abatement as well as the still unresolved acquisition and installation of a generator. The Board is expecting Mr. Dungate and Mr.


Continued from page 1 Gonyo said Monday that in preparation of the new freight traffic, the railway was replacing 16,000 railroad ties from North Creek to Stony Creek and 8,000 ties between North Creek and Tahawus. He also said that his firm’s executives were pleased with the passenger traffic so far this winter. He said that 26,520 passengers participated in the railwayÕ s Polar Express themed excursions, a slight decrease from last year. Ò It was a very good crowd,Ó he said. Also, Gonyo said that 283 passengers had ridden the railwayÕ s Snow Train service so far this year, an increase of nine passengers from January 2013. Representing the railway, Sue Wilder of Hadley said that the firm was boosting its cooperative marketing efforts with various hotels, motels, attractions and restaurants to boost commerce in North Creek. She also noted that a special train excursion honoring area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will occur Saturday Feb. 8, with themed onboard activities and an afternoon of free tubing at the North Creek Ski Bowl. The participants are to board at the Hadley-Luzerne train station. For details, call (877) 726-7245 or see:

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Superintendent’s Report

As part of his report, Mr. Mark Brand announced that the revised Annual Professional Performance Review plan was submitted to NYSED for review. In addition he announced that ILCSD would host a True North Superintendent and Board Member meeting on Wednesday Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Mr. Brand made a special point of mentioning that the district is being contacted by agencies interested in sending international students to ILCSD for the 2014 /15 school year. Brand emphasized that the program has been very successful over this school year and that the two students currently enrolled have been ideal. He went on to explain that the only limiting factor faced by the program and the benefits it holds to the district and its students is the need for host families. With that in mind, ILCSD will be holding an orientation meeting for potential host families on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Anyone interested in becoming a host family is invited to attend. The next regular scheduled meeting of the ILCSD Board of Education will be on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.


Continued from page 1 The demonstrations at the Winter Carnival will include speed cutting, said McLeod, who is the teamÕ s head coach, but an emphasis will be placed on traditional lumberjack sports like speed-chopping, sawing, axe throwing, speed climbing and log rolling. One of the most popular and dangerous sports is the underhand chop, said McLeod. It simulates the days when a felled tree had to be cut into manageable links with saws. “Stand on top of the trunk, walk down it and fling the axe between your feet,Ó advised McLeod. Ò Then cut, spin around and cut the backside.Ó McLeodÕ s team might go through a 10-inch log in 20 seconds using racing axes, a specialized piece of equipment. Axe throwing has always been a crowd favorite at the Winter Carnival. Ò ItÕ s like lumberjack darts,Ó said McLeod. The Paul SmithÕ s team is coed, consisting of about 20 men and 10 women. Most of come in without experience, said team captain and Forestry Club chief Garrett Gregorek. Ò WeÕ ll have two teams of six competing against each other as a little skit,Ó said Gregorek on SaturdayÕ s event schedule. Also on deck is something Gregorek, a fourth-year student and Brandon, Vt. native calls, Ò the hare chair,Ó a playful act designed to cross the teamÕ s brand of chainsaw prowess as well as entertain and delight the crowd. Ò I have fun doing it and itÕ s something I really like doing,Ó he said. Ò ItÕ s good to get people out and get them involved.Ó Ò ItÕ s a mix of speed and precision skills but also family-friendly,Ó added McLeod. Ò ItÕ s all about having a good time.Ó

Long Lake resident to give presentation LONG LAKE Ñ To help you beat the winter blues, TAUNY is offering two afternoon presentations in February that will warm you up with talk of greenery and outdoor life. The public is welcome to both programs, which begin at 1:30 p.m. Afternoon refreshments will be served following the presentations. On Thursday, Feb. 6, Hallie Bond will present Ò Mountain Greenery,Ó a look back at how earlier generations of North Country residents tended indoor gardens, and what houseplants were popular in earlier times. On Thursday, Feb. 27, the focus will move to the farm as Loretta Lepkowski presents Ò Celebrating Family Farms of the Tug Hill Region.Ó An artist based in Lowville, Lepkowski has created a traveling exhibit of paintings of people and scenes on Tug Hill Farms.

Gonyo noted that for all the railwayÕ s trips, passengers can get on a scheduled train at any of their train stations along the route, by informing a railway representative when reservations are made. Warren County Parks & Recreation Director Paul Butler reported that extensive upgrades to the Thurman Rail stationÕ s new interior were being completed. Ò The work will absolutely be done by spring,Ó he said. This summer, the railway is undertaking a variety of initiatives to boost ridership. Planned are day trips between Thurman and North Creek aimed primarily at Lake George visitors as well as slashed prices for short trips between local stations. Also slated are general discounts for seniors, youth, students and families. Bolton Town Supervisor Ron Conover, who chairs the countyÕ s Public Works Committee, hailed GonyoÕ s news. Ò ItÕ s a pleasure to see these initiatives,Ó Conover said. Ò ItÕ s impressive to see how far this has come Ñ Ô Great job!Ó Right: Saratoga & North Creek Railway representatives Justin Gonyo and Sue Wilder display a prototype of the railway’s private-brand wine, which Gonyo said would be available to rail passengers as soon as this summer. Photo by Thom Randall

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Common Core the wrong choice


he adoption of the Common Core learning standards in New York State has created a lucrative opportunity for educational publishers like Pearson Education, while leaving our children behind. As states and schools rush to buy products aligned to the new standards, our children suffer because of a callous disregard for their educational needs. Core-aligned tests are diminishing our childrenÕ s creativity and enthusiasm to learn while handcuffing our teachers to specific, developmentally inappropriate standards and curricular materials. Our kids donÕ t all develop according to a specific map; they learn by interaction through experiences that are unique to each child. They canÕ t be force-fed. Our teachers are seeing a notable shift in math instruction. For example, asking an 8-year-old a math related multiple-choice question like Ò Which is a related subtraction sentence?Ó hardly seems like something a third grade student would understand. English instructors have noticed a more heavy emphasis on non-fiction texts with new standards. A Ò LexileÓ score is one of the methods used to gauge reading difficulty within the common core standards. These scores are based on how difficult texts are to read; actual content and in-depth meaning play second fiddle. The complexity of meaning in both classic literature and high-interest young adult novels has been disregarded. Educators and parents in New York State are taking a stand against the common core and New York State Education Commissioner John King for good reason. NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) union, with 600,000 members, recently passed a resolution to remove King and withdraw support for the Common Core State Standardized testing. At the same time, our governorÕ s silence on this issue is beyond disappointing. So far, the testing has proved to be nothing but offensive and ineffective to parents, students and educators alike throughout the state. In recent months, the NYS common core website linked children to a sex quiz site, while Mr. King brushed off accusations from concerned parents and judged the common coreÕ s popularity on the number of Ò hitsÓ on the NY webpage. The current Common Core standards are limited to English and math, but will expand to all subjects in the coming years. Instead of rolling these standards in one grade level at a time over several years, as other states have done, New York State has implemented them

for every math and English student from third to eighth grade at once. Along with the standards and the assessments, teachers are now subjected to modules Ñ scripted 10-week units that they are to follow in order to stay aligned to the core. Teacher artistry and creativity has been decimated, and although the commissioner may claim that the modules are not mandated, that local control of curriculum still exists, a closer look says otherwise: up to 25 percent of a grade 3-8 Math or ELA teacherÕ s annual evaluation is based on the grade-level state assessment, and the message at area common core trainings is that questions on the assessments will be structured like those on the modules. This is clearly a back-door mandate, and New York State teachers and students are at risk of becoming generic. Despite thousands of teacher layoffs in an era when state education aid has been drastically reduced, NYS is hiring Ò common core coachesÓ to come into our schools to help with the transition. Common Core can be traced back to the 2009 stimulus bill, which gave $4.35 billion to the Federal Department of Education. This created the Ò Race to the TopÓ competition between states. In order to qualify for funding, states needed to adopt Common Core. Participating states would then be exempt from many of the difficult provisions of the “No Child Left BehindÓ program. To date, Common Core has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, but many are already jumping ship, with opposition developing in the states of Utah, California, Indiana, and Missouri among others. The Common Core is further marred by the large corporations reaping the profits of its implementation. Pearson education executives believed the Common Core work performed by their nonprofit arm could later be sold by their for-profit organization and generate “tens of millions of dollarsÓ for the company. They have since agreed to pay $7.5 million to avoid prosecution by the Attorney General of New York state for blurring the lines between its not for profit and for profit company. We shouldnÕ t educate our kids because of the mere marketability of an educational reform, or by diluting individual choice by directing children where to go and what to learn. Stealing our educatorÕ s creative talents in exchange for a cookie cutter education for our children is just plain unacceptable. Ñ

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More of the same, but different


focus the nation is taking on the ore snow and bitter economy and jobs. But there is cold lies in our fualways something hopeful when ture. Another mathe president travels up Pennjor retail chain, MichaelÕ s, has sylvania Avenue to the offer his announced the hacking of their opinion on the state of the nation customer’s credit card files. and his agenda for the coming WeÕ ve had yet another senseyear. less random public shooting in Early reports indicate the a mall in Maryland resulting president will address such in two innocent dead, several Dan Alexander topics as immigration, unemothers injured and the gunman Thoughts from ployment, health care, the minicommitting suicide. All this Behind the Pressline mum wage and income equality. serving as a backdrop to a naWhite House Press Secretary, tion seemingly unsure of what Jay Carney has stated the PresidentÕ s agenda the future holds. will focus on Ò A Year of ActionÓ , but President We seem to keep replaying the same deObama has also signaled that he will bypass pressing news day after day, week after week. Congress and use the power of his office by There is a sense of unrest and lack of hope and executive order to enact more of his agenda. direction among many. These continued ranWith a nation politically paralyzed and each dom shootings send a loud and clear signal that people are at the end of their ability to side digging into a bunker mentality, itÕ s hard to imagine anything positive coming out of cope with their troubles. While there will althis weekÕ s address. What both sides fail to ways be unstable individuals among us, these see is America, if not the world, needs to see shootings are becoming an epidemic. ItÕ s hard hope on the horizon Ñ not further stalemate. to imagine anyone thinking this solution is For proof of dysfunction, look no further in any way going to solve their problems or then this past week when Sen. John McCain change anything. The reasons behind these events are almost (R-Arizona) was strongly rebuked by Arizona Republicans. They passed a resolution always the same: Mistreatment, bullying, to censure the one-time presidential nominee drugs, alcohol, abuse and a lack of support for what they characterized as a liberal record and guidance all point to the unraveling in that has been Ò disastrous and harmfulÓ to the our ability to collectively address and solve these acts. In all too many ways, these events state and nation. Consider New York Governor Andrew CuomoÕ s recent remarks saying are numbing our shock and outrage. Far too Ò extreme conservatives who are right-tomany people feel helpless and lack the resolve to seek or demand change. As a nation, we no life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay ... have no longer teach or encourage people how to help placeÓ in New York.Ó Given the fact that it is Super Bowl weekthemselves or stand up for themselves. As a society, we no longer focus on building skills end, consider the Broncos and Seahawks refusing to take the field until the other side of self-reliance and self confidence. In a recent Rasmussen poll, only 21 percent agrees to let them win the big game. ItÕ s simply not the way things work. Both sides must of American voters believe our government has their consent to govern us. Think about be willing to work together to do the peopleÕ s business and put their ideological differences that for just a minute Ñ nearly 80 percent of aside. the country is either unsure (16 percent) or We must address the many large and small doesnÕ t acknowledge the legitimacy of those issues affecting life in America. We need to running the country. ItÕ s a sad commentary and speaks volumes as to why the nation is return to the values of the American spirit in such disarray. Very few among us have the forged into the Constitution. We must quit the bickering and find ways to address the differfaith in our leaders to put the nation and her ences that hinder our progress and cast doubt people first and foremost. By the time you read these comments, the on our future. President will have given his State of the Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton PubliUnion Address to the nation. Last week, I excations. He may be reached at pressed concern over the lack of direction and

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Disheartened by editorial To the News Enterprise: I was deeply disheartened to read your editorial on the proposed three strikes legislation. LetÕ s step back for a minute and look at the true intention of this proposal: to attempt to hinder driving under the influence and potentially save lives. Driving a car is a privilege and not a right, and with that privilege there is an understanding that there are rules to be followed. In New York state it is illegal to operate a vehicle when under the influence of alcohol with a BAC of .08 or higher. A driver who chooses to drink, drive, and is subsequently pulled over must accept the consequences. For this to happen three times before the possibility of permanently revoking their license is more than generous on the part of New York state. It is a proven fact that consuming alcohol, even one drink, directly impacts the functions of the frontal lobe, impairing judgement, reaction time, and problem solving abilities. To condone a driver who drinks and then drives Ò a short distance down an unpopulated stretch of rural road while just a sliver over the .08 BAC limitÓ is irresponsible and reprehensible. That one instance could result in the loss of life. Many in this North Country community may remember the two young camp counselors who were killed by a drunk driver on such a rural road. Because of someone elseÕ s choice, their young lives were taken and ripped away from their families, who were then left with a lifetime of grief and sorrow. This driver, by the way, was a repeat offender. It is simple. If you choose to drink, donÕ t drive. Have a designated driver. Find a ride. And if this is not a possibility, stay at home. I think that those who have driven under the influence and have hurt or killed someone as a result would give the same advice. We must place the lives and livelihood of the residents of our communities above the hardships and inconveniences of individuals who have had the chance to make a change, yet continue to choose to endanger the lives of others by repeated drinking and driving. Sarah Thomas, Warrensburg

Personhood for Chimps?


ecently filed lawsuits, in three New York counties, have the potential to interrupt a variety of biomedical research programs. These lawsuits, having the goal of establishing “legal personhood” for chimpanzees, were filed by a group called the Non-human Rights Project (NhRP) on behalf of four chimps, two of which were confined in a research facility. From the perspective of one who has long been impressed by the cognitive abilities of the higher primates, dolphins and whales, there is definite merit in considering treating these intelligent animals more humanely. In 1977 I had the good fortune to meet Jane Goodall and talked at length with her about her field research on free-living chimps in Africa. She especially impressed me with her strong arguments against any confinement of these creatures by humans. In this vein some have even argued that keeping such highly evolved animals confined against their will for human purposes is tantamount to slavery. Meanwhile PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has been campaigning for many years to have research with live animals banned altogether. While an older organization, the Animals Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has grown more prominent in recent years with chapters in many law schools, indicative of the increased attention being given to the legal issues surrounding our

River Ramblings


By Evelyne Greene

or winter newcomers to the Upper Hudson, and you who have not read or understood my many attempts to explain this before: That brilliant white stuff that sometimes fills the Hudson from Thurman to The Glen is not snow, and has nothing to do with it. It is Ò frazil iceÓ (pronounced like frazzle), which is made of tiny, round, very thin disks of clear ice). Frazil forms in turbulent rivers (and the ocean and sometimes lakes) when the air is below about 18 degrees F. The river water itself has to be a fraction of a degree below 32 F (super-cooled). The nucleus of each frazil crystal is an ice crystal, often from the freezing of tiny drops from bursting bubbles. The frazil disks try to put out “dendrites” (like snowflakes) but they keep breaking off in the rough water, creating unending nuclei. When the tons of frazil floating down the river hang up on gravel islands or get clogged in a curve, a floating cover of loose frazil can form across the river. The inexorable frazil coming down the river gets pulled under the cover by the current, where it collects and builds Ò hanging damsÓ , which eventually block the current. The river water is slowed down by the blockages. When it moves at less than two miles an hour, it collects on the surface. The hanging dams cause the water level in the river to rise, loosening and spreading out the frazil cover until the edges are above the sloping cobble shores. (You can hear crackling of the frozen-over pools of water on the edge as they are cracked by the rising water.) The pressure from the still collecting frazil and the loosening of the former cover cause the hanging dams to give way, lowering the water level quite quickly and leaving huge frazil banks on the shores. Any questions?? I still have lots, too! The frigid cold weather was great for frazil-making, of course. The river frazil backed up to just below The Glen. Then the warm rain raised the water level quickly and opened up a channel through the frazil from

Joint Statement from towns

Thankful for support

To the News Enterprise: The Towns of Long Lake and North Hudson, two of the Five Towns that have joined together as the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub and located in both Essex and Hamilton Counties, are pleased to learn of the Governor Õ s new initiative to grow Upstate tourism by opening nearly 50 state properties for recreational activities. Access to these lands will provide increased recreational opportunities in our communities, benefiting residents, visitors and sportsmen/ women alike, increasing the number of visitors to our Towns, generating additional tourism revenue, and thereby boosting our local economies. Clark J. Seaman, Supervisor Town of Long Lake Ronald Moore, Supervisor Town of North Hudson

To the News Enterprise: The North Country Hardship Fund would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who came out to support our recent fundraiser the Ò 3rd Annual Cabin Fever Party.Ó Folks came from near and far to help support us Friday night as well as cure their Ò Cabin Fever.Ó What a great crowd! Thank you to our wonderful host the Panther Mountain Inn! We appreciate all the support you and your staff have always shown for our organization! To Willie Playmore and Country Express, Ò YOU ROCKED THE HOUSE!Ó Thank you for donating your time and superb talent! A big thank you to our awesome door prize donors, Gore Mountain and Dan from Goggleoutlet! Thank you ALL for helping us help you. The North Country Hardship Fund

Thanks rescuers To the News Enterprise: We would like to thank the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Department, Warrensburg Rescue, the EMTÕ s and the North Warren Rescue Squad who aided us after a very serious vehicle accident on Jan. 14. We want to thank especially Justin Hull who kept John still for 20 - 30 minutes while they cut his seat belt from around his neck. Also want to thank the Emmitt Clark family who were able to contact the rescue squads. Kimberly Clark was our angel during this horrific situation as she got Linda out of the vehicle and stayed with John until his extraction. We want to thank the Glens Falls hospital saff, Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA’s) that helped to make John as comfortable as possible during this ordeal. A special thank you to Nancy Pratt as his ombudsman who fought like hell with our insurance company. Also Catherine Fisher at Glens Falls Hospital, the staff at the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for all their efforts and patience while recovering at the center. John & Linda Hunter North Creek

Notes from the Planet Earth By Wes Dingman treatment of non-human animals. But considered from the perspective of one who has used a variety of captive animals in biomedical research, I can certainly understand the dismay of those whose productive research using chimpanzees may end if these cases are decided in favor of the chimps. In response to these recent lawsuits, members of the National Association of Biomedical Research are gearing up to challenge any laws constraining primate research which is often carried out for the purpose of either learning more about brain physiology or developing vaccines for ultimate use in treating humans for difficult-to-treat infectious diseases. The approach being taken by the NhRP is based on a 1772 English case of an escaped slave who was caught, imprisoned, and then released by the chief justice of the Court of the KingÕ s Bench under the common law writ of habeas corpus. This case ultimately led to the abolition of slavery in England. The emerThe Glen almost to Thurman. This cold snap (starting Jan. 27) is again filling up the channel. Maybe the frazil will last till spring this time. (It always used to stay in place all winter.) If you can find a safe place to park where the frazil is collecting at the upper end of the clogged river, it is fascinating to watch how this kind of ice acts. It is loosely cohesive, like wet sand, and big sections of it hang together, sliding against adjoining sections, instantly raising white ridges on both sections. You can hear the rubbing of the billions of tiny crystals. After a really cold night, there can be great jumbled masses of frazil chunks which have been raised up above the water level because of the shoving and recoagulating that goes on all night, and finally frozen in place. And there will be absolutely smooth-sided masses where one section slid against another, then froze when the water level went down. Caution: Wear a down jacket, snowpants, insulated boots, the whole nine yards if you want to spend any time watching. A really warm coat with hood can work too. Google Ò Saratoga woods and waterwaysÓ on Jan. 25 for some cool pictures of one thing frazil does when it gets squeezed together just a little. As the chunks and banks of frazil are very porous, like snowbanks, when they get wet from rain or from being in water again, they disintegrate quickly. In the spring it is fun to watch the spectacular white vertical banks calve off like a glacier, leaving the bank still vertical.

Frazil ice, as you see here in a recent picture of the Hudson River, forms in turbulent rivers (and the ocean and sometimes lakes) when the air is below about 18 degrees F. The river water itself has to be a fraction of a degree below 32 F (super-cooled). Photo by Jacqueline Donnelly

No to Big Oil To the News Enterprise: As a consumer I have to be skeptical of Big Oil and what will happen once the Keystone Pipe Line is finished and oil is flowing to the gulf. Big Oil is saying the oil from the pipeline will not be exported but used in the states. This is another misleading statement as they plan to export more of Ò our crude oil productsÓ once the pipeline is complete. This will keep us paying higher prices for gas and diesel. The United States is producing more crude oil than any other country in the world and we are paying for it. Other oil producing nations such as Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and a host of others are discounting the price of gas for their people and U.S. oil producers are raising our prices. For example in Venezuela gas is 19 cents per gallon and in Iran they pay 42 cents. We subsidize our Big Oil to the tune of 4 billion tax dollars a year and cut workers off unemployment. I would love to see the Keystone Pipeline completed after environmental concerns are addressed, but I would also like to see prices at the pump drop as they do for the OPEC Countries and others. Egypt, which receives $2.2 billion a year in foreign aid from the United States, gives its people discounted gas at $1.21 per gallon. One doesnÕ t have to be a Republican, Democrat, Conservative or Liberal to understand Ò We the peopleÓ are being taken advantage of by Big Oil and Washington! Keystone Pipeline yes with reservation, continue to subsidize Big Oil no! Gary P. Guido Ticonderoga gence of this current effort to advance the rights of chimpanzees has coincided with a recent action by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which has, at the urging of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), elected to phase out most of the chimp research being done in its facilities. The NIH currently houses some 360 research chimps and is gearing up to send all but about 50 of them to a sanctuary such as Chimp Haven ( in Louisiana where such animals can live freely Ò in retirementÓ while being well supplied with food and veterinary care. Also in keeping with this action, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has recently issued a proposed rule that would list captive chimpanzees as an endangered species. As with the very controversial 2012 decision by the U. S. Supreme Court granting Ò personhoodÓ to corporations which has prompted a number of national organizations to begin campaigning vigorously for its reversal, I expect that our courts will be hearing many interesting arguments from both sides of this issue. I also suspect that any decisions that limit live animal research significantly will be difficult to make universal (as have efforts to stop whaling) and, for better or worse, result in some animal research being moved Ò offshore.Ó

Bakers Mills News


By Kjerstia Schilinski

liver Dalaba turned 80 on Jan 25. I called to wish him a Happy Birthday. He and Aunt Ginny are enjoying being in Florida. Also, having family with them to help celebrate. Helen Bateman MurphyÕ s son Josh and wife Katie are the proud parents of their second daughter. She was born Jan 24th at 10 pm. Little Emma weighed 9-pounds 2.9 ouonces and was 20 inches long. Old MAN Winter has really joined much of our nation. The fuel companies are ever so busy. The wood piles are going down fast. Guess many of you are getting ready for Football Sunday. A good time to gather with family and friends and munch on a lot of goodies. Well, put in your order early at the Wevertown Country Store. Their number is 251-5555. They have many specials for you to order. One is wings with pizza. Other wings will be served with your favorite beverage. There will also be a Variety of Party Platters with wings, tenders, shrimp, onion rings, moss sticks, cold cuts and cheeses. Give a call and order now. Mark your calendar for the Ladies Luncheon Tea at the Sodom Community on Feb. 15 from 11:30 to 1:30. There will be a donation of $7. Please let Jane Nevins, 251-3220 or me, 932-5117 if you need more information. Flossie Bates will be the guest speaker. So sorry to hear about the death of Mary Owens Pratt. Mary and I went to school together. Also, the death of Edna Bredenko. I went to school with one of her sons. They will be greatly missed. Happy Birthday to: Joann Morehouse, Ruth Lehrer, Andrew Lemery, John Denno, Amy Viele, Brian Allen, Ron Grimes, Henry DeBose, Richard Swearingin, Laura Whitney, Jack Clark Sr, Paula Nevins, Shawn Mulligan, Cindy Viele, Kit Studnicky, Crystal Viele. Enjoy each and every day.

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DEC makes call to dismantle Marcy Dam By Seth Lang NORTH ELBA Ñ The State Department of Environmental Conservation has decided to dismantle Marcy Dam, which was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. Marcy Dam, a wooden dam on the Marcy Brook located in the Adirondack High Peaks in the town of North Elba, New York, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930Õ s, impounds Marcy Dam Pond. The dam is accessible by hiking the 2.1 miles from Adirondack Loj, and serves as a favorite first spot to take a break for hikers, snowshoers and skiers alike on their way to the high peaks. With breathtaking views of Mt. Colden and Avalanche Pass, lean-toÕ s at the site are open to campers and trails extend to some of the most popular Adirondack High Peaks, including Mt. Marcy. In August 2011, floodwaters from Irene washed away the damÕ s gate and footbridge, draining the pond. In June 2012, crews with the Adirondack Mountain Club (AMC) built a wooden footbridge constructed of logs 250 feet below Marcy Dam, allowing people to cross the brook to get to ad-

jacent trails. The AMC claims this new bridge will be much more resistant to high water. Since then, the fate of the dam has sparked controversy throughout the region. Many desperately wanted the dam to be replaced as it was one of the most visited and photographed places in all of the Adirondacks. Another option considered was to allow the dam to fail on its own, however, a catastrophic failure would result in ecological damage from the release of the silt behind the dam and possibly result in injury or death of people. Instead, the DEC opted for a more ecological solution in dismantling the dam over the next 5 years. DEC Spokesman David Winchell said the decision was made due to a number of factors including, cost, safety and the fact that the dam is located in a wilderness area. The dam is currently permitted as a low hazard dam. DEC dam safety regulations require that any modifications to a permitted dam include bringing the dam into full compliance with the dam safety regulations and the cost to repair or rebuild Marcy Dam to bring it into full compliance is prohibitive, Winchell said.

Ò The benefits provided by the dam are almost wholly aesthetic. It provides no practical or environmental benefit. The ponded water upstream of the dam is mostly filled with sediment and does not provide habitat for fish. The dam prevents the movement of fish upstream,Ó Winchell said. The DEC asks that visitors recognize the important principles of wilderness management, including, allowing rivers and streams to flow unfettered and to minimize human made structures. The dam will be removed by DEC staff in stages over a five year period to allow the vegetation to grow on the exposed sediment behind the dam and thereby anchor the sediment and minimize the amount of sediment carried down Marcy Brook. When asked what affect the removal of the dam will have on wildlife in the area, AMC Executive Director Neil Woodworth said he believed there would be very little impact. Ò ThereÕ s still a flow of water and a viable trout brook below the dam and that wonÕ t change,Ó Woodworth said. Irene also destroyed the Duck Hole Dam, located in the High Peaks, also an iconic spot in the Adirondacks that the DEC decided not to replace.



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Lady Mountaineers shock Seton Catholic in crossover play Minerva/Newcomb 57, Seton Catholic 53

OLMSTEDVILLE Ñ The Mountaineers pulled off an upset on their home court Friday night. Astasia Myler played a complete game scoring 26 points, grabbing 20 rebounds and recording four steals to help the mountaineers beat Seton Catholic. Makenzie Winslow scored 9, Nicole Rubertone 8, and Gabrielle McNally 7 for Minerva/Newcomb. Setons Kelli Ryan had 15 points and Paige Splitter 11 in the road loss.

Indian Lake/Long Lake 47, Lake Placid 31

LONG LAKE Ñ The Orange were led by Shannon Farrell who went 10 for 12 from the free thow line, scoring 14 pints and dishing 11 assists to get the home win. Ronya Hamdan helped assure the win with a complete game of 12 points, nine rebounds and seven steals. The Blue Bombers Hannah Potter led all scorers with 16 points.

Schroon Lake 40, Johnsburg 24

SCHROON LAKE Ñ Wildcats Dakota Gadway led the way scoring a game high 14 points to help seal the victory Wednesday Jan,22. Julianne Finnerty had 11 points and Molly Wisser 8 to help gain the home win. Makayla Denno led johnsburg with seven points.

Boys Hoops

Willsboro 47, Johnsburg 28

WIILSBORO Ñ The Warriors were led by Keenen Hampton with 18 points and Nick Arnold 7 points, 17 rebounds. The Warriors continued their half time lead of 19-8 through the second half. Zach Pierson added 8 points and Seth Swires added 6 assists, six rebounds for Willsboror. Ty Berg led the Jaguars with 10 points.

Seton Catholic 101, Minerva/Newcomb 36

NEWCOMB Ñ Adam Tedford led the Knights with 28 points to beat the moutaineers on the road. Kaden Baugh contributed 19 points and Chris Kustos 13. Kaleb Helms scored 14 points to pace the Mountaineers. It’s often said that the three hamlets of Indian Lake are “the great outdoors waiting to be explored.” When it comes to the upcoming SnoCade™ from Friday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 23, it will be the great outdoors waiting to be captured through a number of familyfriendly events, including the SnoCade™ Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Pine’s Country Store. Instead of making tracks, competitors will photograph them as they explore the hamlets of Blue Mountain Lake, Sabael and Indian Lake as part of the expanded 29th Indian Lake Winterfest. Adventurers must register at one of three locations (Pines Country Store, Indian Lake Town Hall, Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce); it’s $3 to compete and the grand prize is a $50 Gift Certificate. Ten pictures is all it takes to qualify for the win and the lists of photos challenging contestants will fall into three categories: Trail, flora and man or woman-made structures. Bonus picture: if you take a selfie with Tim Pine, you only need eight more shots. Sign up today and make tracks to the Indian Lake area during President’s Week. Direct questions to snocadeIl@

Clayton Smith of Johnsburg blocks the shot of Lucas Cross of Willsboro during the Northern Basketball League crossover game Jan. 24. The Jaguars were unable to score a win against their Division II foe. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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Road Trip! Okay, its minus 10 degrees once again, your honey is giving you the stink eye and thereÕ s frozen sand in your shoes, so what do you do? Road trip time! Load the woodstove, grab some buddies, reload the woodstove and hit the road for some farm, forest, and field and stream action!



• Feb. 1: 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Dr Curt Gervich, of the Center for Earth and Environmental By Rich Redman Sciences at SUNY, Plattsburgh is offering a Ô Sustainable Farm Decision-MakingÕ workshop at the Whallonsburg, Grange. His workshop will exam the decision-making process required to ensure that a particular agricultural decision is sustainable in the short, medium and long-term. This workshop is being suggested for both Beginner and experienced farmer, no matter what area of farming you practice. A $10 fee is asked to cover materials and facility. • Feb. 20-22 Northeast Premier Indoor Farm Show The New York Farm Show is the biggest technology showcase in the Northeast. Farm equipment, tractors and lots of agricultural boy toys! The New York Beef ProducersÕ will present a series of free beef programs on Feb. 20, 21 & 22, during the New York Farm Show at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Show hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. These programs are free to the show visitors and will be held at the New York Beef ProducersÕ display in the dairy building. Many interesting and informative topics will be discussed daily. Fitting Cattle for Exhibition or Show 10 a.m. Effective Fencing and Handling 11 a.m. Grazing and Pasture Management 1 p.m. Grazing Forage Selection and Quality Feed Making 2 p.m. Name That Cut 3 p.m. Along with agricultural/farm displays and equipment, forestry will be represented during numerous speakers presentations.


Woodlot Seminar Presentations

• Feb. 20 11 a.m. Sources of Help and Assistance for Forest Owners

David Skeval Exec. Dir. Cornell Coop. Extension, Onondaga County 1 p.m. Forest Management and Bird Habitat Mike Burger Conservation & Science Director, Audubon New York 2 p.m. Coping With Insects That Can Destroy your Valuable Trees Kim Adams SUNY College 3 p.m. Changing Markets for Forest Products and What that Means for Woodlot Owners Dave Prezyna, Baillie Lumber Co. Boonville NY • Feb.21 10 a.m. Love your land? Make a Plan: Beyond Estate Planning Shorna Broussard Allred DepÕ t of Natural Resources, Cornell University 11 a.m. Feral Pigs in New York and Your Woodlot Justin Gansowski US Dept. Agriculture, Casleton NY 1 p.m. Low Impact Timber Harvesting Peter Smallidge NYS Extension Forester 2 p.m. Trying to Manage a Woodlot Affordably, Lessons Learned Carl Wiedemann Retired Forester, NYS DepÕ t of Environmental Conservation 3 p.m. Production of Timber and Livestock on the Same Land Brett Chedzoy, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schuyler Co. NY • Feb. 22 10 a.m. Managing Woodlots for Multiple Products 11 a.m. Using Web Based Soils Information in Woodlot Management Russell Briggs, Professor, SUNY College of Env. Science and Forestry 1 p.m. Portable Sawmills for the Woodlot Owner David Williams, Mill Owner and Forest Owner, Bainbridge NY 2 p.m. Working with a Consulting Forester Art Brooks, Consulting Forester, 3 p.m. Woodlot Management and Income Taxes Hugh Canham, SUNY College of Forestry For a list of Farm Shows throughout the country, check out

Hunting and Trapping

The Adirondack Conservation Council meets quarterly, usually at the Schroon lake F&G Club; next meetings Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. and May 18 at 10 a.m. The Schroon Lake F&G Club meets the second Tuesday of each month. On Feb. 7 the cub scouts blue and gold awards will be held at the club, 6 p.m. Feb. 8 the class of 2014 is having a fund raiser dinner at the club, start at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 there is a Valentine day dance at the club; on Feb. 15 there is the memorial poker

February 1, 2014 snowmobile run; and on March 1 and 2 is the annual ice fishing derby. Registration for DECÕ s four summer environmental education camps is now open! What could be better than enjoying the outdoors in the Adirondacks, southern Catskills or Western New York. Kids aged 11 to 17 years old can attend a fun-filled week at camp where they learn about the environment and engage in various outdoor activities such as shooting sports, fishing, hiking and canoeing. Campers can even take Hunter Education or Bow hunter Education courses during their stay to qualify for their sporting license. For the first time, they are offering the Trapper Education course from Aug. 10-16 at Camp Rushford (Western NY) and from July 27-Aug. 2 at Camp Colby (Adirondacks). Do you know a kid interested in spending time outdoors this summer? For only $350, a week at camp will become a lifetime of memories. Learn more and register at education/29.html

Fly Fishing

• March 1, 2 Lancaster, Pennsylvania Lancaster County Convention Center Seminars: Saturday 10 a.m. Ozzie Ozefovich Ð The Underwater World of Trout Ð Not Just Trout 11:30 - Joe Humphreys Ð Nymphing II 1 p.m. - Lefty Kreh Ð Taking Better Pictures 2:30 p.m. - Eric Stroup Ð Nymph Fishing Without an Indicator 4 p.m. - Gary Edwards Ð Finding and Catching Steelhead in NY 10:30 a.m. Jason Randall Ð Getting in the Mind of Large Trout: Catching Your Trophy Noon - Bob Clouser Ð Bass Ð Top to Bottom 1:30 p.m. - George Daniel Ð Trout Lessons 3 p.m. - Bob Popovics Ð Saltwater Fly Fishing Ð Easier Than You Think 4:30 p.m. Ben Turpin Ð Trout Streams of Eastern PA Sunday Catch Room 10:30 a.m. - Ozzie Ozefovich - The Underwater World of Trout Ð Not Just Trout Noon - Joe Humphreys Ð Fishing the Brush 1:30 p.m. - George Daniel Ð Dynamic Nymphing 3 p.m. - Eric Stroup Ð Nymph Fishing Without an Indicator Release Room 10 a.m. - Ben Turpin Ð Trout Streams of Eastern PA 11:30 a.m. - Bob Clouser Ð Bass Ð Top to Bottom 1 p.m. - Lefty Kreh Ð Taking Better Picture 1:30 p.m. - Jason Randall Ð Getting in the Mind of Large Trout: Catching Your Trophy There will also be fly tying and casting demonstrations throughout the weekend. Rich Redman is a retired District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and an avid outdoorsman. His column will appear regularly. He may be reached at

Joan Collins. Transportation leaves from Geigner Arena. $20 per person guide fee. The lovely, mature boreal habitat spans the 2.5 miles along the trail between route 28N and the Blue Ridge Road in Minerva, Pre registration required, Call (518) 6243077. LONG LAKE — 6 p.m. Adult worship service 7-12th grade at sullivan house Kings Kids 3-6th grade in the lower level of the Wesleyan Church.

Wednesday. Feb. 5th Ongoing Monday-Friday

LONG LAKE — Noon at the Long Lake Nutrition Site. Serving lunch to our seniors. All welcome! Call Teresa Tice at 624-5221.

Every Tuesday

LONG LAKE — 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous meet in the lower level of the Wesleyan Church.

Every Wednesday

LONG LAKE — 9 a.m.-noon, Long Lake Archive building is open to the public. (518) 624-5374 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting at the Long Lake Wesleyan Church.

Every Thursday

LONG LAKE — 10 a.m. Swim bus departs from St. Henry’s Church in Long Lake

Got Game? Series Continues at Historic Huntington Lodge NEWCOMB Ð The Northern Forest Institute (NFI) continues its Got Game? series Saturday, Feb. 1, at the historic Huntington Lodge on the Newcomb Campus of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). The Got Game? series is held 3 to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month from January through April. Each session features an open discussion on a different theme related to hunting, fishing, sportsmen and sportswomen. FebruaryÕ s event will feature a presentation by a long-time Adirondack guide, Joe Hackett. For more than 35 years Hackett has been providing traditional backcountry adventures for a loyal following of anglers who have an appetite for brook trout and the wild and remote places they call home. Hackett will join a host of local anglers for the Got Game? series for his presentation, titled, Ò Dreaming of Ice Out: An Adirondack Angler Õ s Perspective on Speckles and the Special Places They Can Be Found.Ó Hackett will discuss an assortment of flies, ties, lures and tactics for the early season. An accomplished outdoor writer, HackettÕ s stories are reg-

for therapeutic swim in Tupper Lake. Call 624-3077 to sign-up. 5-7 p.m. Knitting and crochet circle! For more information call the CVW Long Lake Public Library at 624-3825.

Every Saturday

LONG LAKE — 6 p.m. Adult Worship Service, Student Ministry (7-12th grade) at Sullivan House, Kings Kids (3-6th) in the Lower Level at the Wesleyan Church.

Events: Thursday, Jan. 30

INDIAN LAKE — 9:30-11 a.m. Osteobusters a the Byron Park Building INDIAN LAKE — 4 p.m. Trade Show for Contractors at the Indian Lake Theater

Friday, Jan. 31

INDIAN LAKE — 7 p.m. Movie “American Hustle” at the Indian Lake Theater

Saturday, Feb. 1st

OLMSTEDVILLE — 8 a.m. Snowshoe the Roosevelt Truck Trail in Minerva with

ularly featured in a variety of national and regional sporting publications, and he maintains a syndicated series of weekly outdoor columns that are published in more than a dozen North Country newspapers. A chili dinner and light beverages will be provided; the cost is $5 per person. Registration is required for this event. Those wishing to register or obtain more information can call 582-2000 or email

Snowshoeing at Great Camp Sagamore RAQUETTE LAKE Ñ Great Camp Sagamore will host two guided snowshoe hikes of the grounds Feb. 15 and 16 as part of Raquette LakeÕ s Annual Winter Carnival. This is a rare opportunity for visitors to see the National Historic Landmark in the winter, a season when the former Vanderbilt family owners traditionally visited. The free, guided hikes depart from the campÕ s barn parking lot at 10 a.m. both days and conclude two hours later with hot cider in the Reading Room of the Conference Building. Please provide your own snowshoes.

LONG LAKE Ñ 2:45 p.m. Puppet Boot Camp at the Long Lake Library. Join the afterschool activity for pre-K-6th grade. Children will make a variety of styles of puppets, learn about different culture and have a great relaxing time together. Call (518) 624 3825

Friday, Feb. 21

INDIAN LAKE — 7 p.m. Indian Lake Theater winter inspired sketch comedy performance to celebrate the week long Snocade! Come see some of your favorite locals from Forever Wild in this winter rendition of their side-splitting skits. $10 General Admission

Saturday, March 15

Blue Mt. Lake — 6-9 p.m. at Minnowbrook Conference Center -- Join us for an exciting evening dinner and cocktail party, complete with a silent auction and musical entertainment. We have more great silent auction items this year. Each ticket will come with a complimentary beverage ticket to be enjoyed at the event. Make a whole weekend and stay the night, accommodations are available on Saturday night, including breakfast on Sunday. If you book a room, you will receive the last year’s ticket price $35/$45 non-member or $75 for a Patron. $40/$45 Non-Members Patrons $85 For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Arts Center at 518-352-7715.

Church services planned MINERVA Ñ As of Feb. 2 the First Baptist Church of Minerva will be holding church services each Sunday at 11 a.m. for the next several months. Services will be based in Minerva (not North Creek) for this time. The Rev. Greg Dyson will lead the Baptist congregation as per usual.

Activities planned at IL Theater INDIAN LAKE Ñ A winter inspired sketch comedy performance to celebrate the week long SnoCadeª will be held at the Indian Lake Theater Feb. 21 beginning at 7 p.m. Come see some of your favorite locals from Forever Wild in this winter rendition of their side-splitting skits. $10 General Admission. The fun doesnÕ t stop there! The Sons of Octomom will stand and deliver at the Indian Lake Theater on Feb. 21, at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be part of a big night of entertainment at the theater as the SnoCadeª portion of Indian LakeÕ s WinterFest hits the backbeat of musical fun.

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CROWN POINT LAND - 53 Peasley Road. Property offers 3.5 acres on Putnam Creek with 600 feet of road frontage, a 50' x 30' 2 story frame barn with electricity and oil heat. Zones residential. Can be converted or build new. Beautiful spot and minutes to the Northway or Ticonderoga. $65,000. Purdy Realty LLC - 384-1117. Call Frank Villanova - 878-4275 cell NYS LAND, 1947 BOY SCOUT CAMP, 5 acre lake property - $129,900. 7 new lake properties. www. 1-888-683-2626 NYS LAND FOR SALE: 8.6 Acres/ $19,995 With Financing! Beautiful Ridge Top Maple Forests With Evergreens, Wild Apple Trees, Babbling Brook & Major Deer Trails. Easy Access Off Rt 13. Minutes To Salmon River Fishing & State Game Lands. Call Now: 1-800-229 -7843 or email STONY CREEK 50 acres secluded easy access 1800' black top frontage, mountain views, Stony Creek, NY $89,900, no interest financing. 518-696-2829 FARMFARM666@YAHOO.COM TOWN OF Lake George 1/2 acre building lot. Access to Village water. Ideal for build-out basement. $47,000. Will hold mortgage for qualified buyer, 20% down. 518668-0179 or 518-321-3347.


SCHROON LAKE - Leased Land with Camp in Excellent Condition, 50' lakefront, 48' wooden dock, asking $50,000. Call for details 518-495-7683. SCHROON LAKE WATERFRONT CAMP on leased Land. Screened porch, 32' aluminum dock + more. $37,900. 518-569-6907.

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. CENTURY 6’ Fiberglass Truck Cap has 3 sliding windows w/screens. Also bedliner. Fits Toyotas. Excellent condition. $1100 value, asking $500. 518-546-7913. STUDDED SNOW Tires Two new condition studded Firestone Winterforce snow tires, 215/70R 14, mounted and balanced on Ford Aerostar rims, asking $60 each. 518-585-5267 or 410-833-4686.

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

1979 SOUTHWIND Motor Home 27', sleeps 6, self contained generator, air condition, micro oven, everything works. Firm $3500. 518-494-3215. 2008 KEYSTONE Cougar XLite Travel Trailer, 26', 1 slide, sleeps 6 -8, bunks, polar package, TV, many extras, one owner, mint condition. $15,000. 518-494-7796.

SUVS 2003 FORD Explorer 2003 Ford Explorer, tan, 127,000 miles, loaded, power everything, A/C, remote start, new battery, alt, belts. $4500. 518-668-2970.

TRUCKS 1997 CHEVROLET Blazer LS Green, 147k miles, inspected, many new parts, no rust, must see, $1500 OBO. 518-813-0771 1999 FORD F250 w/Fisher Minute Mount Plow, 95k original miles. Asking $5500 OBO. Blue Mt Lake. Contact Lenny 518-352-7006 or

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CIA MANAGEMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/2013. Office location, County of Warren. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, POB 4328, Queensbury, NY 12804. Purpose: any lawful act. NE-1/11-2/15/20146TC-57638 ----------------------------ADIRONDACK AGGREGATE AND STONE, LLC Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 10/4/2011. Office location: Warren County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: Adirondack Aggregate And Stone, LLC, c/o Kevin M. Gordon, 19 Glenmar Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804. Purpose: any lawful business purpose. NE1/11-2/15/20146TC-57647 ---------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THE LODGE AT HARRISBURG LAKE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/2013. Office location, County of Warren. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1200 Harrisburg Rd., Stony Creek, NY 12878. Purpose: any lawful act. NE-1/18-2/22/20146TC-58076 ----------------------------FULL THROTTLE SUGARING LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/20/13. Office location: Warren County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 82 McDonald St., Glens Falls, NY 12801. General Purpose. NE-1/18-2/22/20146TC-58080 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TJH T A C T I C A L TRAINING LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY On 12/13/2013 Office Location: Warren County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom Process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1 Sweetbriar LN, Queensbury, NY 12804. Purpose: any lawful activity. NE-1/25-3/1/20146TC-58092 ----------------------------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an onpremise license (serial number pending) for

beer, liquor and/or wine, has been applied for by Deer Crossing Café, LLC to sell beer, liquor and/or wine at retail in a restaurant under The Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 6254 State Route 9, Chestertown, New York, Warren County, for on premises consumption. Deer Crossing Café, LLC NE-1/25-2/1/20142TC-58096 ----------------------------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Town of Johnsburg Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on February 3, 2014 at the Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek, New York 12853 regarding the following: Variance Application #V-01-2014 submitted by Greg Taylor seeking relief to construct a house with 38 feet 6 inches for walk out. Tax Map #83.-2-55.1 located at 25 Lost Mine Road, North Creek. Public Hearing will commence at 7:00 p.m. Persons wishing to appear at said meeting may do so in person, by attorney, or any other means of communication. Communications will be filed with the board at that time. A Regular Meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals will follow the Public Hearing. Town of Johnsburg Zoning Board of Appeals Samantha Cleveland, Secretary NE-1/25-2/1/20142TC-58095 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: RCiletti LLC, Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on January 14, 2014. Office location: Warren County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 92 Masters Common North, Queensbury, NY 12804. Purpose of LLC: The business purpose of the company is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York. NE-2/1-3/8/2014-6TC37215 ----------------------------ADK2012, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/21/2014. Office loc: Warren County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Cherry Street, Lake George, NY 12845. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NE-2/1-3/8/2014-6TC37219 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE FORMATION OF A NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 1. The name of the limited liability company is PRICE HEATING & COOLING, LLC. 2. The date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the Department of State was January 2, 2014. 3. The county in New York in which the offices of the LLC are located is Warren. 4. The Secretary of State has been designated as Attorneys, P.C., 19 W. Notre Dame Street, Glens Falls, New York12801. 5. The business purpose of the LLC is to engage in any and all

business activities permitted under the laws of the state of New York. LITTLE & OCONNOR ATTORNEYS, P.C. 19 W. Notre Dame Street P.O. Box 898 Glens Falls, New York 12801-0898 NE-2/1-3/8/2014-6TC37221agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any such process served against the LLC to Little & OConnor Attorneys, P.C., 19 W. Notre Dame Street, Glens Falls, New York12801. 5. The business purpose of the LLC is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the state of New York. LITTLE & OCONNOR ATTORNEYS, P.C. 19 W. Notre Dame Street P.O. Box 898 Glens Falls, New York 12801-0898 NE-2/1-3/8/2014-6TC37221 ----------------------------AT&T MOBILITY, LLC is proposes to install new wireless telecommunications antennas on an existing tower located at 88 Pepper Hollow Road, North Hudson, NY 12885. The new facility will consist of 3 antennas mounted at 65 feet on the existing 85-foot Monopole and support equipment placed in a 16-foot by 28-foot expanded compound area. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to: Project 61140234-SF c/o EBI Consulting, 21 B Street, Burlington, MA 01803, or via telephone at (781) 2732500. NE-2/1/2014-1TC37153 ----------------------------NOTICE TO BIDDERS The undersigned shall receive sealed bids for sale and delivery to the County of Warren as follows: WC 11-14 - PURCHASE OF UP TO SEVEN (7) 2013 OR NEWER PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS WITHIN WARREN COUNTY You may obtain these Specifications either on-line or through the Purchasing Office. If you have any interest in these Specifications on-line, please follow the instructions to register on the Capital Region Purchasing Group website, either for free or paid subscription. Warren County distributes request for proposal documents only through the P u r c h a s i n g Department or on-line. Go to and choose BIDS AND PROPOSALS to access the Capital Region Purchasing Group OR go directly t o http://www.EmpireStat e n County/Register.asp?I If you D=1172. choose a free subscription, please note that you must visit the site up until the response deadline for any addenda. All further information pertaining to this request for proposal will be available on this site. Bids which are not directly obtained from either source will be refused. Bids may be delivered to the undersigned at the Warren County

Human Services Building, Warren County Purchasing Department, 3rd Floor, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, New York 12845 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Bids will be received up until Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at which time they will be publicly opened and read. All bids must be submitted on proper bid proposal forms. Any changes to the original bid documents are grounds for immediate disqualification. Late bids by mail, courier or in person will be refused. Warren County will not accept any bid or proposal which is not delivered to Purchasing by the time indicated on the time stamp in the P u r c h a s i n g Department Office. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. Julie A. Pacyna, Purchasing Agent Warren County Human Services Building Tel. (518) 761-6538 NE-2/1/2014-1TC37166 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION Notice is hereby given of the formation of FRENCH MTN. ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC as a New York State Limited Liability Company (LLC). The date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the New York State Secretary of State was January 9, 2014. The principal office of the LLC is located at 111 Sunset Trail, Queensbury, New York 12804, in Warren County. The Secretary of State has been designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is: 111 Sunset Trail, Queensbury, New York 12804. The LLC has no specific date of dissolution. The LLC is organized for all purposes permitted under the laws of the State of New York. Filer: The DiFabio Law Firm, P.C., 4 Automation Lane, Suite 100, Albany, New York 12205. NE-2/1-3/8/2014-6TC37183 ----------------------------NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING AS OWNERS OF CERTAIN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HELD BY THE TREASURER OF WARREN COUNTY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 601 of the Abandoned Property Law of the State of New York that: The undersigned as Treasurer of the County of Warren has on deposit or in his custody certain moneys and property paid or deposited in actions or proceedings in the several courts in the said county. The persons whose names and last-known addresses are set forth below appear from the records of the said Treasurer to be entitled to certain such property of the amount of $50 or more. Name Last-known Address Karen A. Heggen 25 West High Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Estate of Lloyd McQuain 39 First

Street Glens Falls, NY 12801

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United States of America Acting Through the IRS 445 Broadway Albany, NY 12207 #135 Federal National Mortgage Association Unknown

Kathryn Fantauzzi Unknown

Phillip Perry C/O Holly Comklin 959 County Route 46 Fort Edward, NY 12828 DEPOSITED IN ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS IN THE SUPREME COURT Name Last-known Address

Shapiro & DiCaro, LLP Maureen G. Tucker, Esq.(Attorney for the Plaintiff)

#129 T D Banknorth, NA Successor in Interest to Evergreen Bank, N.A. Unknown

700 Cornerstone Center 2300 Buffalo Road Rochester, NY 14624 vs.

Doonan, Graves, & Longoria, LLC Reneau J. Longoria, Esq Kevin G. Graves, Esq Viji L. Sritharan, Esq. (Attorneys for the Plaintiff) 100 Cummings Center Suite 213C Beverly, MA 01915

Richard L. Hoag 11 Thunderbird Road Queensbury, NY 12804

Gerald M. Hicks (Paid by Defendant) 9 Crestview Way Rouses Point, NY 12979

Marianne L. Hoag 11 Thunderbird Road Queensbury, NY 12804

People of the State of New York Unknown vs.

Coopers Cave Federal Credit Union

Glen D. Baker Jr. Unknown

92 Dix Avenue Glens Falls, NY 12801

William Bateholts Unknown

Kieran P. Broderick, Esq.(Attorneys for Coopers Cave Federal Credit Union)

Gabriel Bell Unknown

35 Old Tarrytown Road White Plains, NY 10603 vs. Douglas C. Rumpf 10 Cameron Avenue Glens Falls, NY 12801 The City of Glens Falls City Clerk 42 Ridge Street Glens Falls, NY 12801 #130 George F. Kehm B l o c k , Colucci, Spellman & Peller, LLP Graig F. Zappia, Esq. (Attorney for the Plaintiff) Unknown 9 Executive Park Drive P.O. Box 5018 Clifton Park, NY 12065 vs. Richard L. Hoag 11 Thunderbird Drive Queensbury, NY 12804 Marianne L. Hoag 11 Thunderbird Drive Queensbury, NY 12804 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. 41 State Street Albany, NY 12207 #133 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. successor by Merger to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. 3476 Stateview Boulevard Ft. Mill, SC 29715 Steven J. Baum, PC (Attorney for the Plaintiff) 220 Northpointe Parkway Suite G Amherst, NY 14228 vs. John W. Sheehy 27 Whippoorwill Road Queensbury, NY 12804 Melissa R. Sheehy 27 Whippoorwill Road Queensbury, NY 12804 Household Finance Realty Corporation of New York 41 State Street Albany, NY 12207 #134 C h a s e Home Finance LLC Successor by Merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation 10790 Rancho Bernardo Road 92127, CA Steven J. Baum, PC (Attorney for the Plaintiff) 220 Northpointe Parkway Suite G Amherst, NY 14228 vs. Steven W. Matuszak 283 Gailey Hill Road Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 Shannon L. Matuszak 283 Gailey Hill Road Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 New York State Department of Taxation and Finance 77 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14203

39 North Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207 Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. 111 Washington Avenue 3rd Floor Albany, NY 12210

Little & OConnor Michael J. OConnor, Esq. (Attorneys for Patrick A. & Kathryn Fantauzzi) 19 West Notre Dame Street PO Box 898 Glens Falls, NY 12801 People of the State of New York Unknown vs.

Elois M. Blunt Unknown Allah Botts Unknown Kimberly Brown Unknown Cory S. Connelly Unknown

Jane D. Catalano, Esq. (Attorney for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.) 1 1 1 Washington Avenue Suite 301 Albany, NY 12210

John J. Czupil Unknown

#136 G r e e n Harbour Homeowners Association, Inc. Unknown

Jennifer E. Gregory Unknown

Poklemba & Hobbs Gary C. Hobbs, Esq., of Counsel (Attorneys for the Plaintiff) 385 Broadway Suite 301 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 vs. Kenneth Ermiger Unknown Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, PC Karla Williams Buettner, of Counsel (Attorneys for the Defendant) PO Box 2168 One Washington Street Glens Falls, NY 12801 Gene Black Unknown (Third Defendant)


William C. Dingman Unknown John B. French Unknown

Rebecca Holmes Unknown Tucker Kear Unknown James Keech Unknown Connie L. Knoll Unknown Drew Kuklinski Unknown Rashene Lawton Unknown Linda Marino Unknown Tyrone D. Marshall Unknown Diondrea McCaskill Unknown Claudia Middleton Unknown Charles R. Morine Unknown

Green HarbourCooper Point Acres Unknown (Third Party Defendant)

Jordan R. Pare Unknown

Tabner, Ryan & KeniryJohn C. Tabner, of Counsel (Attorneys for Third Party Defendant) 18 Corporate Woods Boulevard Albany, NY 12211

Delmorris Sampson Unknown


Bobby J. Stearns Unknown

#132 G r e e n Harbour Homeowners Association, Inc. 72 Bloody Pond Drive Lake George, NY 12845 vs.

Erich Velzy Unknown

Kenneth Ermiger Unknown Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart & Rhodes, PC Karla Williams Buettner, Esq. (Attorneys for Kenneth Ermiger) One Washington Street PO Box 2168 Glens Falls, NY 12801 Patrick A. Fantauzzi Unknown

Louann Rose Unknown

Wayne W. Scoville Unknown Paul W. Stark Unknown

Perry Trombley Unknown

Melissa Vetrano Unknown TAKE FURTHER NOTICE That (A) A list of the names contained in this notice is on file and open to public inspection at the Office of the Treasurer; (B) Any such unclaimed moneys or other property will be paid or delivered by him on or before the thirty-first day of March to persons establishing to his satisfaction their right to receive the same; and

(C) In the succeeding month of April, and on or before the tenth day thereof, such unclaimed moneys or other property still remaining will be paid or delivered to the Comptroller of the State of New York, and the undersigned shall thereupon cease to be liable therefore. Dated: Lake George, New York January 24, 2014 Warren County Treasurer Warren County, New York NE-2/1/2014-1TC37207 ----------------------------NOTICE TO BIDDERS The undersigned shall receive sealed bids for sale and delivery to the County of Warren as folloNOTICE TO BIDDERS The undersigned shall receive sealed bids for sale and delivery to the County of Warren as follows: WC 12-14 - PURCHASE OF UP TO FIVE (5) WATERC R A F T WASH/DECONTAMINATION SYSTEMS You may obtain these Specifications either on-line or through the Purchasing Office. If you have any interest in these Specifications on-line, please follow the instructions to register on the Capital Region Purchasing Group website, either for free or paid subscription. Warren County distributes request for proposal documents only through the P u r c h a s i n g Department or on-line. Go to and choose BIDS AND PROPOSALS to access the Capital Region Purchasing Group OR go directly t o http://www.EmpireStat e n County/Register.asp? ID=1172. If you choose a free subscription, please note that you must visit the site up until the response deadline for any addenda. All further information pertaining to this request for proposal will be available on this site. Bids which are not directly obtained from either source will be refused. Bids may be delivered to the undersigned at the Warren County Human Services Building, Warren County Purchasing Department, 3rd Floor, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, New York 12845 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Bids will be received up until Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at which time they will be publicly opened and read. All bids must be submitted on proper bid proposal forms. Any changes to the original bid documents are grounds for immediate disqualification. Late bids by mail, courier or in person will be refused. Warren County will not accept any bid or proposal which is not delivered to Purchasing by the time indicated on the time stamp in the P u r c h a s i n g Department Office. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. Julie A. Pacyna, Purchasing Agent Warren County Human Services Building Tel. (518) 761-6538 NE-2/1/2014-1TC37260 ----------------------------Fishing For A Good Deal? Catch The Greatest Bargains In The Classifieds 1-518-873-6368 Ext. 201

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