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By Shawn Ryan email@example.com PLATTSBURGH Ñ On consecutive days last week, Plattsburgh City Court judge Mark Rogers handed out nearly identical sentences to Michael and Tammy Staley for their roles in the Northern Puppies abuse and abandonment cases from last summer. First, Michael Staley avoided jail time in his puppy abandonment case, over the impassioned pleas of Assistant District Attorney Jason Marx. Staley was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 23 to time served, in the amount of the two days he had spent in jail after his initial CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
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Adirondack Young Professionals’ Vice President Leigh Carter-Simonette. Carter-Simonette hopes to attract more young professionals from in and around Plattsburgh to join their ranks.
PLATTSBURGH Ñ The North Country has long had a problem attracting and retaining young professionals into the ranks of its business class. The goal of the Adirondack Young Professionals (AdkYP) has, since its inception in 2007, been to reverse that trend. The 501c3 not-for-profit organization met in Plattsburgh recently for a regularly scheduled meeting, and getting the word out about their orgainzation and expanding their numbers was key on the agenda. One of the key barriers AdkYP faces according to Vice President Leigh Carter-Simonette is perception, both the perception of who qualifies as “young,” and who qualifies as a “professional.” “When you talk about young, I myself am 33, but basically there’s no age requirement,” she said. “We’ve had someone as old as 73 before, so we really think of it as young or young at
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New computers help JCEO with their mission By Shawn Ryan
email@example.com PLATTSBURGH Ñ JCEO of Clinton and Franklin County recently received a donation of several computers from United Healthcare Community Plan, through their Community Computers Program. The donations have allowed JCEO to set up work stations so clients can surf job listings, check their eligibility for various programs, and other important computer specific functions at JCEO locations around Clinton County. “They’re being utilized (the computers), but the word isn’t really getting out,” said Kathy Bishop, Development Specialist at JCEO. “This program extends the life of older computers, and puts them in the hands of people who can use them. This is a win-win for everyone.” The work stations are located at JCEOÕ s 54 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh location, as well as at their outreach offices at Champlain Head Start, in the 3 Steeples Church on Route 11 in Champlain, Beekman Street Head Start at the Methodist Church on Beekman Street, and the Keeseville Head Start at the Community Outreach Building in Keeseville. When United Healthcare updates their company’s computers, they refurbish the old computers, and donate them to agencies like the JCEO for use in local communities. But helping clients with computer access is only a very small part of what JCEO does in the region. They also manage all the food pantries in the North Country, with locations in Altona, Ausable, Black Brook, Champlain, Chazy, Clinton, Dannemora, Ellenburg, the Town of Plattsburgh, Saranac and Peru. “We really don’t think people know where all the food pantries are,” said JCEO Community Outreach Coordinator Sally Soucia. “We have food pantries at all of our locations, and we offer people up to three days of nutritious foods for the week.” Soucia reports that use of their food pantries is up noticeably
as the economic downturn lingers on. JCEO will also coordinate transportation to medical appointments for medicaid recipients and seniors through their senior transportation program. They also act as a referral clearinghouse for people in need of social services found else where in the two county area. “Whatever people need, we try to make sure they get what services they need, whether we do it here or have to refer them somewhere,” said Bishop. JCEO can be reached at 5616310, or at www.jceo.org, for more information on specific locations of their food pantries, or information on any of the multiple services JCEO offers.
From left to right- Bruce Garcia, CEO of JCEO, Sally Soucia, Community Outreach Director at JCEO, Michelle Virginia, Upstate NY Sales and Marketing Manager with United Healthcare Community Plan, and Janelle Shepard, also with United Healthcare. Photo provided.
Plattsburgh Kiwanis to hold K-Melt raffle PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis Club has started their highly anticipated Annual K-Melt raffle, with two changes this year. Each person that purchases a ticket will have the shot at guessing what date the 350 pound “K,” located on the pond at CVPH, will fall through the ice. One winner will be randomly selected out of those who have correctly guessed the date that the “K” dropped through the ice. The winner will receive $1,000, as does the Foundation at CVPH. The remaining proceeds will benefit
local charities and organizations supported by the Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis. Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $10. Tickets are available from any Kiwanian or at the following businesses: Shumway Insurance, Dannemora Federal Credit Union, the Clinton County Treasurer’s office and Nelson’s Flower Shop. Tickets will be available for purchase through March 20th. Please contact President Kimberly Davis at 536-0934 with any questions you may have.
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ALTONA Holy Angels Church - Main Street, Altona. Mass - 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday CADYVILLE St. James’ Church 26 Church Rd., Cadyville. 293-7026. Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m., Sunday Masses: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m., Daily Mass Mon.-Fri.: CHAMPLAIN Living Water Baptist Church 9 Locust St., corner of Main and Locust, Champlain. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Service at 10 a.m. Thursday Bible Study at 7 p.m. includes activities for children. Phone: 298-4358 Three Steeples United Methodist Church - 491 Route 11, Champlain. 298-8655 or 298-5522. Sunday morning worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at same time (Sept. thru June). Steve Loan, Pastor. steeples3@ primelink1.net
St. Mary’s Catholic Church - Church Street, Champlain. Anticipated Mass: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday Mass: 8 a.m. Weekday Masses: Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. Christ & St. John’s Episcopal/ Anglican Church - 18 Butternut Street, Champlain. (518) 298-8543. Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Patricia A. Beauharnois, Deacon Vicar CHAZY Sacred Heart Church - Box 549, Chazy 12921. (518) 846-7650. Sunday Mass (Ant) 6 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m. Chazy Presbyterian Church - 620 Miner Farm Rd., Chazy. 846-7349 Worship and Sunday School will begin at 11 a.m. Email: chazypres@ westelcom.com DANNEMORA Dannemore United Methodist Church - 86 Clark Street, PO Box 488, Dannemora, NY. Pastors Wendy and Gary Rhodehamel.
Phone: 518-891-9287. Worship and Sunday School -- Sunday 11:00 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org ELLENBURG St. Edmund’s Roman Catholic Church - Route 11, Ellenburg. Saturday Anticipated Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. ELLENBURG CENTER United Methodist Church of Ellenburg - 5 Church St., PO 142, Ellenburg Center, NY 12934 Pastor: Gary Rhodenhamel Phone: 518-8919287 Hours: 9am Service, Sunday Worship & Sunday School ELLENBURG DEPOT Ellenburg Depot Wesleyan Church 2179 Plank Rd., PO Box 177 Ellenburg Depot, NY 12935. Pastor: Robert R. Phillips. Phone: 594-3902. Sunday Family Bible Hour: 9:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Time: 10:50 a.m. ChildrenÕ s Youth Ministries: Call for schedule.
MOOERS St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Maple Street, Mooers. 236-7142. Anticipated Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. Reconciliation announced special Saturday mornings 10 a.m. & by request. Mooers United Methodist Church 14 East St., Located adjacent to old Post Office. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. Contemporary & traditional music, activities for children, youth and families, 236-7129, pastoral@ twcny.rr.com, www.gbgm-umc.org/ mooersumc Mooers Wesleyan Church - Maple Street, Mooers. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Wednesday Night 7 p.m. (518) 236-5330. MOOERS FORKS St. Ann’s Catholic Church - Route 11, Mooers Forks. Mass: Saturday, 4
p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Reconciliation announced special Saturday mornings 10 a.m. & by request. PLATTSBURGH Plattsburgh United Methodist Church - 127 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. 563-2992. Pastor Phil Richards. Service Sunday 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Nursery available at 10 a.m. Seventh Day Adventist - 4003 Rt. 22, Plattsburgh, 561-3491 - Pastor Livergood Worship Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Pot Luck Dinner after service ROUSES POINT St. Patrick’s Catholic Church - Lake Street, Rouses Point. Anticipated Mass: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass: 10 a.m.; Weekday Masses: Monday & Tuesday 9 a.m., Communion Service: Wednesday 9 a.m. First Presbyterian Church - 52 Washington Ave., Rouses Point, New York 12979. Telephone 518-297-6529.
Telephone 518-846-7349. Sunday Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m. SCIOTA St. Louis of France Catholic Church - Route 22, Sciota. Mass 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday Sciota United Methodist Church Sunday service 9 a.m. Route 19, Sciota. WEST CHAZY West Chazy Community Church Pastor Marty Martin. 17 East Church St. Fiske Road, West Chazy, NY. Ph. 493-4585. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - West Church Street, West Chazy. Saturday Vigil Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday Mass 10 a.m. Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. Confessions: Saturday, 3-3:30 p.m.
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North Countryman - 3
It takes many crossroads to make a musical landscape Plattsburgh music more than just the bar scene By Shawn Ryan
PLATTSBURGH Ñ PlattsburghÕ s music community cannot be painted with a broad brush. It would be hard even to paint the music landscape on one mural. On first blush, the music scene in Plattsburgh might appear to revolve around a couple downtown bars, a bunch of inebriated college kids and a few unruly locals looking for a fight. While that may have been the reality years ago, it has grown well beyond those constraints, and continues to evolve. While establishments like the Monopole and Olive RidleyÕ s remain stalwarts of live music here, smaller venues now share the landscape with a growing yearly music festival juggernaut in Peru, and other genres like bluegrass have carved out a presence outside the city as well. The number of bands in and around Plattsburgh rises and falls cyclically, and it appears that according to some in the local music industry that itÕ s currently on a low ebb. “Five years ago there must have been 10 or 15 local bands, whereas right now there just doesn’t seem to be,” said Corey Rosoff, owner of the Monopole who also does all the musical bookings for the bar. “The music scene is vibrant in Plattsburgh, I just see it with different bands now.” The ebb and flow likely has a lot to do with North Country demographics. Small communities like Plattsburgh have long been known to suffer a “Brain Drain” of intellectual talent to larger cities with more job opportunities. A musical Brain Drain can be at play as well, as musicians leave towns for both better nonmusical jobs, as well as more or possibly better opportunities to play their music. Occasionally, they come back. That was the case with local singer-songwriter Giovanina Bucci, who moved back to the North Country three years ago, after being away for 10 years. Having been away and come back, she has possibly a clearer perspective than most on how the scene has changed. She currently sees local support for music, and for the arts in general, to be much stronger than it was a decade ago. “Of course there’s room to grow, but basically, if you support it, it will grow,” she said. “I think we’re in this really ripe time for that.” Bucci, and numerous other local musicians, point to grassroot efforts by newer venues like the ROTA gallery, and efforts by First Weekends in Plattsburgh to both support young, up and coming bands, as well as to bring in bands from out of the area to play. Established musicians like Bucci occasionally play shows
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at ROTA without compensation, in order for them to be able to support a traveling band from outside the area who might be playing on the same night. Other venues like the Unitarian Universalist Church at 4 Palmer Street in Plattsburgh, and the Naked Turtle feature live music in Plattsburgh as well. Off the Hookah plans to soon bring in live music as well. Underground spots where musicians can play, such as one that used to be located on Mason Street in Morrisonville, pop up from time to time as well. While some of these venues pay little, if anything, to a band, they are definitely a crucial piece of the puzzle for nurturing young musicians, critical to regenerating any areaÕ s music scene. “It’s very grassroots, because we are that size of town,” says Bucci. “It’s all the reasons you love this town, and hate this town.” Local bands in Plattsburgh also suffer from a traditional reluctance of locals to pay more than a nominal cover charge to see live music. Plattsburgh is, along with other things, a college town. Notoriously Ô frugal,Õ many college students who are old enough to see a band in a bar, would rather spend their money at the bar than at the door. This over the years has helped to stagnate what a band, even a band with a decent local following, can make playing their music. “A lot of these bands, it (the cover charge) should be $10, but people get to the door and they’re just outraged,” said Lowell Wurster, percussionist and singer with the Plattsburgh band Lu-
cid. “The point is people are used to not paying for music around here. TheyÕ ve been spoiled for a long time, and thatÕ s how bands are going to make their money.” Outside Plattsburgh, the numbers of bars that used to feature live music has definitely declined over the past decade or more. This has, along with other genres, impacted the number of country bands who can be found playing in the area. “In this area I don’t see a lot of places that bands…like country bands can just play and go to. I don’t see a ton of (country) bands, period,” said Julie Hogan, singer and bass player for the bluegrass band Beartracks. Hogan used to play in country bands in the bar scene outside Plattsburgh. Those bars have dried up, she says, likely from a combination of greater DWI enforcement, changes in smoking laws, and the downturn in the economy. While they play a limited number of shows locally, Beartracks spends much of the summer traveling to as far away as Calgary and Colorado to play bluegrass festivals. The nationally acclaimed bluegrass band The Gibson Brothers also hail from the North Country, but travel to play most of their shows as well. One of the most promising developments on the musical landscape over the past several years is the yearly Backwoods Pond Fest, formerly Pondstock, held in Peru each summer. Backwoods has grown to be the largest music festival north of the Albany area. Averaging about 22 bands per year, the weekend festival has been attracting not just local and regional, but national acts in a host of various genres. Last year Backwoods attracted about 2,000 attendees according to Wurster, who helps organize security for the event. The complexity of the scene in Plattsburgh is summed best by Wurster, whose band has garnered a loyal following throughout the New England and the North East, and is easily one of the biggest band to come out of Plattsburgh in recent memory. He says that Lucid has been approached on numerous occasions to leave the area where they might make more money and have a better shot at the musical Holy Grail of fame and fortune, but they choose to stay here because, in part, of the Ô otherÕ things Plattsburgh has to offer. “People say all the time, you guys should move and all this. Not only is this our home, but I feel there are people trying to do stuff here.” Only the time, musicians who make the music, and the patrons who choose whether or not to support it, will tell where the music scene goes from here.
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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 “Which is a related subtraction sentence?” 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 “Lexile” 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 “hits” 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 “common core coaches” 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 “Race to the Top” 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 Behind” 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 dollars” 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 shouldn’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 educator’s creative talents in exchange for a cookie cutter education for our children is just plain unacceptable. Ñ
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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 We’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 “A Year of Action”, 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 week’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. It’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 “disastrous and harmful” 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 “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 place” in New York.” 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. It’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. It’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 firstname.lastname@example.org. pressed concern over the lack of direction and
February 1, 2014
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Style & Substance: on the preparation of job applicants Dear style & substance, I am a local Plattsburgh employer, employing about 15 people who have a wide range of duties to make my small business operate smoothly. Recently, I advertised a position and am appalled at how people show up unprepared; Ò messyÓ is the word that comes to mind both with grooming and filling out applications. Without sounding too nitpicky, could you advise me on how to get the point across with the applicants that come in? First of all, you have the right to be “nitpicky”, as these are your employees and they are the face of and represent your company both at work and in the community! The difference between being particular and sounding like a ridiculous broken record is stating your expectations ahead of time. I (Michele) recently had the opportunity to serve as an Evaluator for 4-H Public Speaking Presentations. The young people presenting were not only articulate and engaging, they dressed the part! A young man, eight years old, presented on fluid power; wearing navy trousers and a crisp white oxford with a complimentary tie. To complete the look, a polished dress shoe Ð he knew that the presenter of hydraulic and pneumatic systems had to show up dressed for success Ð and succeed he did. He obviously was coached by 4-H leaders and parents to play the part, which unfortunately is not happening (or not being taken seriously) in all teaching and home environments. We share this story with you to make this point - his success did not just happen, there were steps and guidelines all along his path. As simple as this is, people rise (or donÕ t) to meet an expectation, the same as your potential employees. You may not want to tell perspective employees how to present themselves, you may believe that an individual should just Ô know betterÕ , but as you can see, this has not been working for you.
how many people they may interview with, a point of contact and whether or not phone calls are welcome, and a list of what they are being considered on: professional/job appropriate appearance, knowledge of the business, current skills and experience, trainability, communication…. This also helps you and your management team to clarify what it is you are actually looking for and shows potential employees your style of management; that you are upfront and clear in expectations. “ I simply believe it is common decency to be presentable.” — Elizabeth Wurtzel If you are working hard to keep yourself and your business “presentable”, your example and setting an expectation will keep it going in a positive direction! Our advice: any future advertisements should include your expectations for an employee. You do not need to be overly prescriptive, a simple line or two, such as, Ô polished, professional, articulate individual with excellent writing and communication skillsÕ , or more subtly, Ô be prepared to interviewÕ . If you are requesting an “apply in person” response, have an instruction page on top of the application. You or your first point of contact can briefly explain that this is part of your screening process. It can start with required dress/grooming code and that filling out the application neatly and accurately will determine the next step in the interview process. If they have met those two requirements upon application submission, they proceed to step 2. At this time, another explanation of the pending interview process can be issued. This requires time up front on your part, but it will actually make the process easier and more efficient. The interview explanation can let them know time frames, who and
at her she will run, but if the dogs engage with her she will engage back. She is Rebecca Burdo •643-2451; email@example.com very shy and takes a while to bond with people, but Kitty Purry was when she does bond she refound by a concerned ally goes all out. This young adult cat loves to be brushed, to be citizen in the city of pet and to knead with her nails. She does use the litter box, but Plattsburgh. This fluffy doesn’t always cover her feces. Kitty Purry has tested negative cat found her way onto for FeLV/FIV, has been spayed and has been made current on this nice personÕ s propvaccinations. She is ready to find her new family.She will do erty and kept trying best in a home where she can be free to interact at her conveto get inside. Unfortunience, and where she will have a place to go if she feels overnately, the resident cat whelmed. Although this gorgeous cat is afraid she is in no way and this cat could not feral or aggressive. She just needs some people with patience share the same space and lots of love to give.***UPDATE***Katy Purry is now out and she was brought to of her foster home and living life in the colony. She has really Elmore SPCA to find a come out of her shell as they say and has become a loving and good home. Kitty Purry engaging cat. She loves to knead people, carpet and pillows and was very afraid when she arrived at the shelter. We immedidoesnÕ t always velvet her paws. She enjoys a thorough brushately placed her in a foster home where she only came out to ing and petting; she often drools when she extremely happy. eat and do her business for the first two weeks. She is good Come in and meet this gorgeous and loving cat. with dogs if they are good with cats; meaning if the dogs charge
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keep the winter blues at bay! Champlain Wine Company on City Hall Place 5:30 TO 7 p.m. Feb. 5: Diane Miller on Creating a Beautiful Environment Feb. 19: Deena mccullough, Debbie clary & dena archer on Balance and Success in Business Email us with questions and appointment requests at firstname.lastname@example.org Luther came in as a stray from the City of Plattsburgh. He was not redeemed by his owners and is now available for adoption.Luther is a great dog that is very smart and loving. He is an easy going dog who loves to laze the day away on a dog bed. Luther enjoys playing with toys and with people. Luther gets along with some dogs, but he is kind of picky about the dogs he befriends. Luther is house trained, can sit, lay down and come on command; he loves to please his people. Did we mention that Luther is hearing impaired! Erica, one of our staff members, has taught Luther hand signals. Although Luther is deaf he doesnÕ t react poorly when he is startled. When special needs adults, kids and young adults want to meet a dog to pet... he is one of our go to dogs. Luther is neutered, current on vaccinations and is ready to go to his forever home. Rogers went on to sentence Staley to two consecutive terms of three years’ probation, plus a fine of $500, and restitution in the amount of $1,300, avoiding any jail time which was possible according to sentencing guidelines. The fine and restitution can be paid back by Staley at a rate of $50 per month. As he had the previous day, Marx implored the court to specify that the StaleyÕ s were not allowed by the sentence to breed the two unaltered Rottweiler dogs that they currently own as pets. “Should Ms. Staley be found to be breeding animals, would she be in violation of her probation?” Marx asked Rogers at the conclusion of the case. “That’s what I said,” answered Rogers. Tammy and Michael Staley were later seen leaving Plattsburgh city court hand in hand.
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arrest, and two consecutive three year terms of probation. Additional conditions included that Staley not be allowed to own any pets other than the two Rottweiler dogs and six Chinchillas that the family currently owns, and that the two Rottweilers be spay or neutered within the next 30 days. A fine of $500 was also imposed, which Staley can pay back at the rate of $50 per month, along with restitution of $2,782.65. Prior to imposing the sentence, Marx addressed the court with his request that Staley be given the maximum sentence possible, which would include jail time, and to exclude the Staleys from owning any pets. Marx pointed out that Staley’s stated reason for abandoning the 24 puppies was the burden that caring for them was putting on his family, while at the same time the family willingly cared for eight of their own animals. “He paints himself as a victim of circumstances,” said Marx. “This is not a person who takes responsibility for his actions…I am stating emphatically that this is no reason for them to have pets. They are not responsible pet owners.” The pre-sentence investigation indicated that Staley should not be allowed to own animals. That section was amended by Rogers to indicate that the Staleys were allowed to keep the animals they currently own. Prior to sentencing Staley, Rogers stated that it was “remarkable” that this case had generated the amount of interest that it has generated. He referenced the fact that other such cases, including more serious cases, did not generate jail time. He did however admonish Staley by saying: “Mr. Staley was not put in any position. He put himself in whatever situation he is currently in.” On Nov. 21, Staley had accepted a plea agreement offered by District Attorney Andrew Wylie, which called for Staley to plead guilty to five misdemeanor counts of abandonment, with sentencing to be left to Rogers. The plea was in satisfaction of his arrest on 24 counts of abandonment of an animal which resulted from a late summer incident where Staley staged a burglary at his wifeÕ s pet store Ñ Northern Puppies Ñ and took the 24 puppies in the store, and abandoned them in rural location throughout Clinton County. After his arrest, Staley ultimately admitted to taking the 24 puppies and abandoning them, according to City Police. Five of those puppies were never located. As he had just 24 hours earlier, Rogers ignored the pleas of Marx, and sentenced Tammy Staley to probation and a fine, avoiding any jail time for the former pet store owner. Tammy Staley, who stood before Judge Rogers for sentencing Jan. 24 after having pled guilty to five counts of cruelty to an animal for her role in the maltreatment and deaths of numerous animals at her pet store, Northern Puppies, this past summer,
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Young Professionals From page 1 Michael Staley, left, leaving Plattsburgh City Court with his attorney, Allan Cruikshank Jan. 23 after avoiding jail time in his puppy abandonment case. Staley was sentenced to time served for the two days he spent in jail after his arrest, and two concurrent three year terms of probation along with a fine and several conditions. Photo by Shawn Ryan
was sentenced to two consecutive terms of three years probation, restitution of $1,300, and a fine of $500. Her husband, Michael Staley, was sentenced to probation and a fine a day earlier for his role in the saga, where he staged a burglary at the pet store, removed 24 puppies, and dumped the puppies in rural locations across western Clinton County. All but five of the puppies were located and turned over the Plattsburgh City Police. The five remaining puppies are feared by local authorities to have perished. In a tense courtroom, Marx pled emphatically for jail time for Staley. Stating that this, Tammy StaleyÕ s case, was a completely different case than her husband’s, Marx asked the court, as he had asked the previous day, for jail time for Staley. “The conditions were inhumane, and in the instances of several of the animals, deadly,” Marx argued. In a terse exchange, Staley’s lawyer Frank Zappala, stated: “I will not even dignify the statements of the prosecution with a response,” raising a question from Judge Rogers as to whether he had just heard correctly what Zappala had said. Zappala went on to argue that the court should sentence consistent with the sentence handed down the previous day. Judge Rogers, citing a pre-sentence investigation which included a prior stint of “unsteady performance” on probation by Staley, stated: “It was a bad thing, a very bad thing, and I’m not sure that Ms. Staley gets it either.”
heart.” As for who qualifies as a professional, Carter-Simonette said AdkYP is equally as inclusive. When she first heard of the group, she pictured only business owners or people in management positions. “I thought, ‘How do I ft in?’ I was basically more of an administrative employee at the time, and that was something that obviously needed to be debunked,” she said. “It’s not just for business owners. It’s not for this crowd or that crowd, its for anybody in the community who wants to network and meet new people.” Networking and socializing with other like-minded professional people is one of the main strengths of AdkYP. They have attracted people from as far away as Rouses Point and Champlain, and occasionally from the Lake Placid area, but Plattsburgh is their core membership area. It is a place to get noticed in the community and to grow as an individual as well. The group is active with civic causes, planning activities and getting out in the community and volunteering. First Weekends in Plattsburgh, which Carter-Simonette is also the Vice President of, was an idea that came in part from of the AdkYP along with other Plattsburgh civic luminaries. There are more tangible benefits to membership as well, such as discounts at participating businesses, but itÕ s networning with like-minded people of a similar demographic that is AdkYPÕ s strongest asset. People interested in learning more about AdkYP can check their Facebook page, email email@example.com, or email CarterSiminette directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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• Week of Jan. 31 - Feb. 6
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AUSABLE — Local Hypnotist Michael Blaine to perform at the AuSable Valley Middle High School Auditorium at an event hosted by the Class of 2016: 7pm, 6pm. $35/$10/$8 (family of four/adults/students). For more info, contact Scott Carter at 518-834-2800 or send him an email at email@example.com.
KEENE VALLEY — Learn mindfulness at this meditation workshop facilitated by Karen Stolz. Organizers: “Mindfulness meditation is active, pragmatic training for our minds. With this training we can focus our thoughts more eﬀectively, improve our self-awareness both mentally and physically, feel less frazzled and more at ease.” Keene Valley Congregational Church, $60. Pre-register by calling 518-569-9881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAKE PLACID — Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running short ﬁlm exhibition, returns to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with their acclaimed touring showcase of award-winning short ﬁlms. “The Asbury Short Film Concert” is described as a “fast-paced and hilarious program of outstanding short ﬁlms selected from the world’s top ﬁlm festivals, including Oscar contenders and international honorees.” Genres include comedy, drama and animation. Recommended for ages 16 and up, 7:30pm. Call 718-510-6929 for details. PLATTSBURGH — Ashley Kollar and Liz Chaskey will perform at Olive Ridley’s prior to tonight’s Glengarry Boys gig, 37 Court Street, 5pm. Call 518-324-2200 for details. PLATTSBURGH — Celtic rock outﬁt the Glengarry Bhoys will perform tonight and tomorrow in support of the CVPH Medical Center’s Nursing Scholarship. Support comes from Catﬁsh and Bodega: Olive Ridley’s, 7pm, $25/$20. Tickets available at Olive Ridley’s, at the CVPH Community Outreach Oﬃce and online. The CVPH Nursing Scholarship, held by the Foundation of CVPH, oﬀers ﬁnancial assistance to registered nurses employed by CVPH who are pursuing advanced degrees.
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, Friday, Jan. 31
SARANAC LAKE — Oﬃcial launch for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Today’s schedule, a combination of oﬃcial and informal events, includes High Tea at 4pm, a performance by Theresa Hartford at the Left Bank Cafe at 7pm, the Winter Royalty Coronation Ceremony at 7:30pm at the Harrietstown Town Hall and more. Visit saranaclakewintercarnival.com for the full schedule. Image: Mark Kurtz/Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
PLATTSBURGH — Opening for “Dreams and Visions: The Art of Noah Savett” at SUNY Plattsburgh. Savett will speak brieﬂy about the exhibition and his art. A reception will follow in the adjoining Winkel Sculpture Court. 5pm, free. Burke Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building. For more info, contact Connie Nephew at 518-564-2474 or email@example.com. PLATTSBURGH — Mister F with Funktional Flow will perform. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for details. SARANAC LAKE — Oﬃcial kick-oﬀ for the east coast’s longest-running winter celebration, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Today’s events, a combination of oﬃcially-sanctioned and informal get-togethers, include High Tea at 4pm, a performance by Theresa Hartford at the Left Bank Cafe at 7pm, the Winter Royalty Coronation Ceremony at 7:30pm at the Harrietstown Town Hall, a post-coronation reception at the Waterhole and a Cosmic Bowling dance party with DJ Funky Cold Medina. Visit saranaclakewintercarnival.com for the full 10-day schedule.
Saturday, Feb. 1 CHAZY — Story time at the Chazy Public Library. Today, Angela Bernard will present a “snowy Valentine” and children will create “a simple, festive craft.” For kids ages 3-8. 10am, free. KEESESVILLE — Keeseville Public Library to hold valentine-making session for National Take Your Child to the Library Day: 10am. For more info, call 518-834-9054.
“A Dancer’s Dream”, Saturday, Feb. 1
LAKE PLACID — The New York Philharmonic’s 2013 season ﬁnale, “A Dancer’s Dream,” will be screened at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Two works by Stravinsky will be reimagined for the big screen blending music with dance, live animation, video, puppetry and circus arts. Using Stravinsky’s “The Fairy’s Kiss” and “Petruskha” as the foundation for a new narrative, the production chronicles the story of a young woman and her dream of becoming a dancer. Image: Eric Owens/Giants Are Small
LAKE LUZERNE — Animal tracking class designed to teach students how to identify animal tracks and signs. Organizers: “We will interpret what we ﬁnd to help paint a picture not only of the animal itself but also of what it was doing, thinking, and feeling at that moment. There’s no greater way to understand the ecology of the forest than to walk in the footsteps of those who help create it.” Open to ages 10 and above; adult supervision for all children is required. Adirondack Folk School, 51 Main Street, 9am ‘til 4pm, $95/$85 (non-members/members) LAKE PLACID — Spiritual Rez will perform at BBQ joint Smoke Signals, 9pm, $5. 2489 Main Street. LAKE PLACID — The New York Philharmonic’s 2013 season ﬁnale, “A Dancer’s Dream,” will be screened at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. See sidebar. 17 Algonquin Drive, 1pm, $12/$5 (students). Call 518-523-2512 or visit lakeplacidarts. org for ticketing info. PLATTSBURGH — Second night featuring Ontario outﬁt the Glengarry Bhoys in this fundraiser for the CVPH Medical Center’s Nursing Scholarship. Support comes from Craig Hurwitz and Michael Kavevsky and Friends: Olive Ridley’s, 7pm, $35/$25/$20 (two nights/door/advance). Tickets available at Olive Ridley’s, at the CVPH Community Outreach Oﬃce and online. PLATTSBURGH — Celebrate the Lunar New Year, more commonly known in the West as “Chinese New Year,” with “Amazing China,” a night of traditional Chinese performing arts. Facilitated by the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University, the performance will include elements of Beijing opera, dance, acrobatics, vocal performances and instrumental music. SUNY Plattsburgh. E. Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. 7pm, free.
“Captain Phillips” Q&A, Sunday, Feb. 2
Champlain Valley Film Society screening of Captain Phillips. Nominated for four Golden Globe awards, including Best Dramatic Motion Picture, the ﬁlm tells the true story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and the hijacking of his cargo ship Maersk. A US Merchant Marine and veteran of 34 years at sea, Phillips wrote the book on which the ﬁlm is based, “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS and Dangerous Days at Sea” about his time as captain of the unarmed Maersk Alabama cargo ship when it was boarded by Somali pirates in April of 2009. Phillips commented in an interview with the New York Daily News that the rendition of the ﬁlm’s events was accurate and added, “When I met him I told him if he’s going to play me he’s going to have to put on a little weight and get a little better-looking and he did neither.” The Los Angeles Times called the ﬁlm “piercingly realistic.” Screening will be attended by Captain Richard Phillips himself taking questions from the audience. Currently sitting at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 7:30pm, $7.50/$3 (adults/kids) Image: Captain Phillips, the man. Provided by the organizers.
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SARANAC LAKE — All musicians are welcome to join Saranac Lake’s Thursday night Ceilidh Session Players at this Celtic music jam session at the Harrietstown Town Hall during this year’s Winter Carnival. The carnival theme is Celtic Carnival and the group plans to play a number of tunes from throughout the six regions of the Celtic Nation. All musicians welcome. For more info or for a list of the tunes to be played, contact Joe Dockery at 518-891-2240. Free, 8pm (after the ﬁreworks). SARANAC LAKE — NYC-based afrobeat “explosion” ten-piece EMEFC will perform at the Waterhole as part of the Winter Carnival. Roots reggae outﬁt Mosaic Foundation will support. 9pm, $10. SARANAC LAKE — Irish-themed folk outﬁt Emish will perform at BluSeed Studios as part of the village’s historic Winter Carnival. 24 Cedar St, 8pm (after the ﬁreworks): $18/$15 (non-members/members). Reservations recommended: 518891-3799 or email them at email@example.com. .
Sunday, Feb. 2 PERU — Donny Perkins & Old Country Grass Band to perform for your listening and dancing enjoyment. VFW Post 309, 12-4pm, free. WHALLONSBURG — Champlain Valley Film Society screening of Captain Phillips. Screening will be attended by Captain Richard Phillips himself taking questions from the audience. See sidebar. Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22. 7:30pm, $7.50/$3 (adults/kids). For complete screening schedule, visit cvﬁlms.org. WILLSBORO — February board meeting for Essex Theatre Company: 4:30pm, includes refreshments. Willsborough Visitors Center, Main Street. WILMINGTON — Football trivia contest and performance by Blind Owl Band, a local outﬁt that bills itself as “Adirondack freight tain string music,” marks kick-oﬀ at Whiteface’s Super Bowl Sunday festivities. Lift tickets: $40. Cloudspin Lounge.
Monday, Feb. 3 ESSEX — Start the week out on a limber note with Saturday yoga at Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness. 10-11:15am with instructor Michelle Maron. Call 518-7277014 for details.
LAKE PLACID — Modern dance choreographer Paul Taylor brings his company, Paul Taylor 2, to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Organizers: “In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Several of the dances performed by Taylor 2 have been re-worked from the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s version to enable the smaller ensemble of dancers to perform them. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor 2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Mr. Taylor’s work.” 7:30pm, $20/$15 (door/ advance). Available at the LPCA Box Oﬃce (518-523-2512) or online. LAKE PLACID — African Dance Class every Tuesday ‘til March 4 at the LPCA Annex 7:30 - 8:30PM. $8 drop-in or $60 for entire series. Contact info: 518-791-9586. PLATTSBURGH — Join ROTA in this knitting workshop for beginners. Organizers will teach you basic techniques, including cast on, knit stitch, slip and cast oﬀ. Workshop project will be a pair of ﬁtted ﬁngerless mitts that you can ﬁnish at home or bring to the knitting social the following Thursday. Ideas will also be presented for additional knitting projects — hats, bags, socks — using the techniques from this workshop.” Noon-2pm, call 518-414-6646 for reservations. 50 Margaret Street. PLATTSBURGH — “First Tuesday” wine tasting event at Irises Cafe & Wine Bar. 20-22 City Hall Place. Call 518-566-7000 for details. SARANAC LAKE — The Blind Owl Band performs at the Waterhole as part of the village’s ongoing winter carnival: 10pm, free.
Wednesday, Feb. 5 PLATTSBURGH — Join the Plattsburgh City School District’s gym teachers for a spirited night of volleyball. All skill levels welcome. Bailey Avenue Gym: 6:309:30pm: $2/session. Call Annmarie Curle at 518-572-4857 for info on seasonal rates. PLATTSBURGH — Mike Pedersen MCs the Monopole’s weekly open mic night in which the city’s amateur poets, musicians, comics and other creatives test their mettle: 9pm, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials. PLATTSBURGH — Dr. Michael Oberg set to give a lecture, “The Indian Conﬁdence Man: Eleazer Williams’ American Odyssey,” at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Krinovitz Recital Hall. Dr. Oberg, 2014 McLellan Distinguished Visiting Professor of North Country History and Culture, appears ahead of the publication of a new book about a Mohawk Indian from Kahanwake who ﬁgured prominently in the War of 1812. 7pm, free. Call 518-564-5213 for details. SARANAC LAKE — Sophistafunk plays at the Waterhole: 9pm, $10. Groovestick supports. UPPER JAY — Sugar House Creamery owners Margot Brooks and Alex Eaton to speak about their new dairy and farmstead creamery. Topics include their year-long journey of turning a vacant property into a working farm business, the challenges they have faced and their goals for the future. Speech will be followed by a tour. Wells Memorial Library, 1pm, free. WADHAMS — Wadhams Free Library to host illustrated talk, “Mural Making as Community Building,” that recalls the trip that four area residents took to Chimo, Mexico to create a series of marine-themed murals with local schoolchildren: 7:30pm, free.
Thursday, Feb. 6 LAKE PLACID — 2014 Empire State Games kicks oﬀ at Herb Brooks Arena, 5:45pm. The annual four-day event will see over 1000 athletes from across the state compete in a variety of winter sports, including hockey, ﬁgureskating, bobsled, luge alpine skiing and nordic skiing. Visit empirestatewintergames.com for full schedule. PLATTSBURGH — ROTA to host weekly knitting social. Participants are encouraged to bring their current projects as well as materials and ideas that they’d like to swap. All skill levels welcome: noon, 2pm. $5-10 sliding donation encouraged. 50 Margaret Street. PLATTSBURGH — Opening reception for “Finding Color and Texture,” a photographic exhibit that is part of the North Country Cultural Center’s Oﬀ-Site Gallery Program: 4:30pm, Plattsburgh Public Library, Hale-Walter Gallery. SARANAC LAKE — Tribute gig for seminal post-punk outﬁt Talking Heads. Waterhole, 9pm, $10. Includes performance by the Big Mean Sound Machine.
Friday, Feb, 7 LAKE PLACID — Lighting ceremony for the 1980 Winter Olympic Cauldron. Organizers: “Following the 6pm lighting, Olympians and other runners are invited to join the torch run on a route from the Flame Cauldron at the North Elba Horse Show Grounds, down Route 73 then along Main Street. The procession will end at Mid’s Park, where a smaller, portable Empire State Winter Games cauldron will be lit and burn throughout the Empire State Winter Games and throughout the competition in Sochi.” Organizers hope all former Olympians in the region will participate and carry the torch for a segment of the run. Contact Darci LeFave at 518-523-9518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to join in. PLATTSBURGH — Organizational meeting and fundraiser for the First Weekend, the monthly event series designed to revitalize the city’s cultural and performing acts scene. Irises Cafe & Wine Bar, 5-8pm. Ward 6 Councillor Joshua Kretser will guest bartend. PLATTSBURGH — Pendragon Theatre presents “Oedipus,” Sophocles’ haunting tragedy about a man’s search to ﬁnd the truth. Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7:30pm, $10/$8/$2 (general/seniors/students). PLATTSBURGH — Trenchtown Oddities will perform, 10pm. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for details. SARANAC LAKE — Albany-based outﬁt Conehead Buddha are said to be one of the top draws on the east coast jam band scene having gotten their start touring alongside popular jam outﬁts moe. and God Street Wine. Performing a blend of reggae, rock, funk, salsa and reggae, they play the Waterhole as part of the winter festivities. The Blind Spot will support. 9pm, $10. SARANAC LAKE — Opening reception for wildlife photographer Russ Hartung. Popular subjects include scenes, mostly landscapes, that come from an exploration of the back roads, trails and waterways. Northwind Fine Arts Gallery, 11 Woodruﬀ St, 5-7pm.
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Guest Bartender event planned at Irises
PLATTSBURGH — After a successful first year, First Weekends in Plattsburgh is setting its focus on the upcoming summer, and is fundraising so they can finance these efforts. On Feb. 7 they will be hosting a “Guest Bartender” event at Irises Wine Company, 20 – 22 City Hall Place, from 5 to 8 p.m. Ward 6 Counselor Joshua Krester will be tending bar, and all proceeds from tips will go to First Weekends. This is the second Guest Bartended event First Weekends has held. On Jan. 3 Lowell Wurster of the band Lucid tended bar at the Champlain Wine Company, and raised just under $1,000 for First weekends. “Our last year was very successful,” said
First Weekends President Tim McCormick. “As a new organization just starting, we’re extremely proud of the attention weÕ ve been able to attract to our Downtown. We’re happy to contribute to the many exciting events that Plattsburgh has to offer and these fundraising events help is do that.” First Weekends is a non-for-profit, whose goal is to enhance the economic and cultural vitality of downtown Plattsburgh. In 2013 they brought in countless musicians, artists, museum displays and other free attractions to the downtown on the first weekend of every month. Their 2013 culminated with a Christmas tree lighting on the lawn of the North Country
PLATTSBURGH Ñ The Town of Plattsburgh is sponsoring a senior trip to the Akwesasne Casino in Hogansburg, Feb. 19. The Town will provide the coach bus. The cost is $25 per person and each senior will receive the Bus Group promotions which include $15 free slot play and a $10.95 meal voucher. The bus will be leaving the Champlain Centre Mall parking lot in front of Sears at 9 a.m. and will leave the Casino at 3 p.m. to return home. Pre-registration and pre-payment are mandatory. Registration and payment will be taken for Town residents only until Feb. 10. If there are seats available after that date, registrations for any resident of the County will be taken until the bus is filled. Register by calling or stopping by the Recreation Office (on Banker Road) at 562-6860 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Pre-payment is required by Monday the 10th.
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HILZACK PROPERTIES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/2/2013. Office in Clinton Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 52 Cornelia St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. NCM-12/28-2/1/20146TC-57602 ----------------------------GIUSEPPEíS PIZZA LLC NOTICE OF FORMATION of a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC): DATE OF FORMATION: The Articles of Organization were filed with the New York State Secretary of State on December 16, 2013. NEW YORK OFFICE LOCATION: Clinton County AGENT FOR PROCESS: The Secretary of State is designated as Agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to 114 Consumer Square, Plattsburgh, New York 12901. PURPOSE: To engage in any lawful act or activity. NCM-12/28-2/1/146TC-57532 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF M O R G A N ELECTRIC, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 12/11/13. Office location: Clinton County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 53 Sandra Ave., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Purpose: any lawful activity. NCM-12/28-2/1/20146TC-57607 -----------------------------
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Name: Beach Adirondack Medical Services PLLC (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Dept. of State of NY on 12/19/13. Office location: Clinton County. Principal business location: 79 Hammond Lane, Suite 11, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Secretary of State of NY is designated as agent of LLC for service of process. SOS shall mail copy of process to 79 Hammond Lane, Suite 11, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Purpose: Practice profession of medicine. NCM-1/4-2/8/20146TC-57622 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SORRELLíS AUTO REPAIR, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/18/2013 Office Location: Clinton County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 22 Memory Lane Way, Altona, NY 12910. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. NCM-1/4-2/8/20146TC-57631 ---------------------------S U P P L E M E N TA L SUMMONS Index No.: 2010-1072 Date of Filing: December 26, 2013 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF Clinton REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, -againstALAN J. BIBEAU AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF THE ESTATE OF MARCEL L. BIBEAU, SR., if living, or if either or all be dead, their wives, husbands, heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, assignees, lienors and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said ALAN J. BIBEAU AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF THE ESTATE OF MARCEL L. BIBEAU, SR., by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, of any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the
complaint herein, and the respective husbands, wives, widow or widowers of them, if any, all of whose names are unknown to plaintiff; MARCEL L BIBEAU, JR.; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; STATE OF NEW YORK; WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; "JOHN DOES" and "JANE DOES", said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other entities or persons who claim, or may claim, a lien against the premises, Defendants. TO THE ABOVENAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff's attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action.
YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. TO THE ABOVENAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable John T. Ellis of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on October 25, 2013, and filed with supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Clinton, State of New York. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by MARCEL L BIBEAU, SR. to SEATTLE MORTGAGE COMPANY in the principal amount of $270,000.00, which mortgage was recorded in Clinton County, State of New York, on February 6, 2007, as INSTRUMENT # 2007-00202772. Said Mortgage was thereafter assigned to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., by assignment of mortgage dated May 8, 2007 and recorded on July 31, 2007, as INSTRUMENT #200700207859. Said mortgage was further assigned to BANK OF AMERICA NA, by assignment of mortgage dated July 15, 2010 and recorded on August 5, 2010, as INSTRUMENT #201000234020. Said mortgage was again assigned to REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., by assignment of mortgage dated March 13, 2013 and recorded on June 17, 2013, as INSTRUMENT #201300257252. Said premises being known as and by 37 Latour Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Date: October 9, 2013 Batavia, New York Tanisha Bramwell, Esq. ROSICKI, ROSICKI &
ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Batavia Office 26 Harvester Avenue Batavia, NY 14020 585.815.0288 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about “saving” your home. You should be extremely careful about any such promises. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are government agencies, legal aid entities and other non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1-877BANKNYS (1-877226-5697) or visit the Department’s website a t www.banking.state.ny. us. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies. NC-1/11-2/17/20144TC-57651 ----------------------------J. CAYEA LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/09/2013. Office in Clinton Co. SSNY desig. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC c/o United States Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. NC-1/11-2/22/20166TC-57653 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED L I A B I L I T Y COMPANY (ìLLCî) Name: Christie N Wallace LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 09/25/2013 Office Location: Clinton County. The United States Corporation Agents, INC. is designated as agent of the “LLC” upon whom process against it may be served. The United States Corporation Agents, INC. shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at:
7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. NC-1/18-2/22/20146TC-57019 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED L I A B I L I T Y COMPANY (ìLLCî) AC & RL CARPENTERS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 22, 2013 for business conducted from an office located in Clinton County, NY. 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 13 Ouellette Circle, Keeseville, NY 12944. NC-1/18-2/22/20146TC-58072 ----------------------------ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION OF MAGDI, LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law THE UNDERSIGNED, being a natural person of at least eighteen (18) years of age, and acting as the organizer of the limited liability company hereby being formed under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York certifies that: FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: MAGDI,LLC SECOND: To engage in any lawful act or activity within the purposes for which limited liability companies may be organized pursuant to Limited Liability Company Law provided that the limited liability company is not formed to engage in any act or activity requiring the consent or approval of any state official, department, board, agency, or other body without such consent or approval fir~t being obtained. THIRD: The county, within this state, in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is CLINTON. FOURTH: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The
address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: MAGDI,LLC CIO MCCORMICK & DEON 162 MARGARET STREET PLATTSBURGH, NY 12901 FIFTH: The limited liability company is to be managed by: ONE OR MORE MEMBERS. SIXTH: The limited liability company shall have a perpetual existence. SEVENTH: The limited liability company shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless all members, managers, and former members and managers of the limited liability company against expenses (including attorney's fees, judgments, fines, and amounts paid in settlement) incurred in connection with any claims, causes of action, demands, damages, liabilities of the limited liability company, and any pending or threatened action, suit, or proceeding. Such indemnification shall be made to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New York, provided that such acts or omissions which gives rise to the cause of action or proceedings occurred while the Member or Manager was in performance of his or her duties for the limited liability company and was not as a result of his or her fraud, gross negligence, willful misconduct or a wrongful taking. The indemnification provided herein shall inure to the benefit of successors, assigns, heirs, executors, and the administrators of any such person. I certify that I have read the above statements, I am authorized to sign this Articles of Organization, that the above statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and that my signature typed below constitutes my signature. PAOLO MAGRO, ORGANIZER C/O MCCORMICK & DEON 162 MARGARET STREET PLATTSBURGH, NY 12901 NC-1/18-2/22/2014-
6TC-58079 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF COMMUNITY CARE PEDIATRICS, PLLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec'y of State (SSNY) 12/23/13. Office location: Clinton County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 394 Durand Rd., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Purpose: to practice the profession of Pediatrics. NC-1/25-3/1/20146TC-58098 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CHAMPLAIN PROPERTY GP LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/08/14. Office location: Clinton County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/06/80. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Equity Resource Investments, LLC, 1280 Massachusetts Ave., Ste. 4, Cambridge, MA 02138. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NC-2/1-3/8/20146TC-3698 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: EMPIRE STATE THERAPEUTICS LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/2014 Office location: Clinton County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 1 Lincoln Boulevard, Rouses Point, NY 12979 Purpose: Any lawful activity NC-2/1-3/8/20146TC-36990 ----------------------------Fishing For A Good Deal? Catch The Greatest Bargains In The Classifieds 1-518-873-6368 Ext. 201
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