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Saturday, March 22, 2014


ELCS faces budget, GEA woes By Pete DeMola

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Renting out classrooms to private businesses? Sharing superintendents? It’s more likely than you think, said ElizabethtownLewis Central School superintendent Scott Osborne at a public forum on Monday, March 17, to discuss the future of the district. Like other districts in the North Country, ELCS is tightening their belts — and they’re nearing the last notch. As the particulars of the 2014-15 school budget start to come into focus, Osborne and the board had arrived at a tentative number of what it will cost to run the school next year, about $7.7 million. Ò Half of our budget is state aid and the other half comes from property taxes,” he said.

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An estimated 300 revelers gathered Sunday, March 16, at the St. Elizabeth’s Parish Hall in Elizabethtown to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a corned beef and ham dinner. First organized by Nancy and Bud Doyle in 1973 with help from the Hutchins and Mousseau families, the event has remained a popular community mainstay. Photo by Pete DeMola

Aaron Woolf makes media rounds


By Pete DeMola

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ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf said it was an “enormous release” to finally go public with his campaign. Ò I have felt the impatience from the press and you have probably known it,” he told the Valley News during a phone interview on Wednesday, March 12. “But I strongly felt it was my first obligation to talk to the people in a direct way.” Woolf, who has remained silent until this point after his selection by Democratic committee chairs on Feb. 12, said he has been meeting with chambers of commerce, business leaders, hospitals, farmers and labor groups across the, “staggeringly big piece of territory,” that is the NY-21 Congressional District, and the visits have helped him to understand the re-

gionÕ s shared interests and what he feels are important issues facing the district that spans roughly 16,000-square miles. “More importantly, to listen,” he said.


Jobs and infrastructure were two of Woolf’s main concerns during this “first round” of voter connections, he said. “Infrastructure is one of my big things. You canÕ t develop that without broadband and cell towers everywhere.” What really impressed Woolf, he said, was the economic diversity of the region. He cited small-scale manufacturing operations across the district, bedroom communities in Glens Falls, military facilities in Jefferson County and agriculture in the Essex County and Champlain Valley regions. Woolf’s concern visiting all these businesses was the same: jobs, an issue that he frequently revisited in the half-hour discus-

sion and one he hopes will change the narrative of his campaign. “How are we going to keep young people in the district and grow jobs?” he said. “Everything else pales to that.” Woolf said if the North Country doesn’t have access to well-trained and highly skilled workers, it will be impossible to compete with other regions and young people will continue to leave to find work elsewhere. Educational infrastructure plays a big role, he said. “Ninety-six percent of kids between the ages of 0-3 who live below the poverty line are not seeing social workers. That has incredible payoff for their outcomes and there has to be an emphasis on that,” he said. “We need to discuss how we’re going to lay the groundwork of the next chapter of North Country economy.”


Westport preps for 200th By Keith Lobdell

WESTPORT Ñ In just over one year, the town of Westport will celebrate two centuries as a Lake Champlain shore entity. The Westport Bicentennial is planned for the weekend of July 4-6, 2015, with a committee currently formed to help plan for the event and seeking community involvement in planning and researching. “We are organizing a weekend full of festivities with DJs, children’s activities, Westport history museum, fireworks, craft and food vendors and much more,” committee member Medara Sherman said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5









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Lawsuit leads to exec. session By Pete DeMola

Regan Arnold of Willsboro placed second in the 2014 Elks Hoop Shoot state finals, making 20 of 25 shots in the event. He was one behind the champion. Photo provided


March 22, 2014

ELIZABETHTOWN — Despite their festive attire — including comically-large bow ties and wardrobe choices that protected all participants from Leprechaun pinches — the Essex County board of supervisors was all business at their meeting on Monday, March 17 at the Government Center. Among the most salient topics: swelling infrastructure expenditures, a private lawsuitrelated discussion session and the North Country’s simmering property tax issues. Lawmakers grilled outgoing Department of Public Works superintendent Anthony LaVigne on his resolution for an additional $28,000 from the board to pay contractors to refurbish the highway garage in Lewis by stripping off the deteriorating siding and putting up a cement overcoat. After a volley of hard-hitting questions from the lawmakers — including why the project, which was originally capped at $100,000, needed to go out to bid, the timeframe for project commencement, the choice in building materials (a type of long-lasting concrete, not plastic siding), exactly how long exposed insulation could withstand the elements and what a possible threshold for Ò just good enoughÓ might be when it comes to how much cash to pump into the project before tightening their purse strings Ñ the resolution was tabled by committee chairman Gerald Morrow after a request from Westport town supervisor Dan Connell to allow LaVigne another month to root out

the necessary info. LaVigne is slated to retire in May. A decision to who will replace him has not yet been made public. ••• County attorney Daniel Manning called for an executive session Ñ a privilege the board is awarded by state law to discuss sensitive issues, including discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation — to discuss a “possible lawsuitÓ related to Level 3 Communications, LLC. Officials emerged after 50 minutes behind closed doors as members of the public waited in the galley for the animal task force meeting that had been pushed back, many wearing cross expressions, and didn’t appear to be keen on informing the press what they discussed. “Nothing was decided,” said St. Armand town supervisor Charles Whitson. “It needs further study and we’ll present it again another time.Ó According to their website, Level 3 Communications is a Colorado-based network systems provider. Following the closed door pow-wow, Crown Point supervisor Charles Harrington asked if the county planned on holding regular tax auctions after the upcoming sale scheduled for April 30, a topic that was not on the agenda. Treasurer Michael Diskin said the county is shooting for September or October for the next spate of auctions for county-seized property, with the earliest possible date sometime in July. The last auction was in 2006 and the next is sched-

uled for April 30. “Maybe we can pass a resolution to hire some additional help for Mr. Manning,” quipped Randy Douglas, the boardÕ s chairman. ••• Bringing attention to whatÕ s quickly becoming a signature issue, Ticonderoga town supervisor Bill Grinnell, currently serving his first term after taking office in January, presented a letter written by Ticonderoga Central School Superintendent John C. McDonald, Jr., last month referring to a resolution passed by the district’s board that asked the state to “recognize the unique circumstances that come with living in the Park” and to present a “unified frontÓ to the legislature and the Governor. Grinnell asked the board to Ò pass it aroundÓ and stressed that it wasn’t an official resolution, but rather food for thought. The letter said the park’s regulations, including what McDonald calls an “extensive permitting process,” presented a boundary to economic development and that the growing amount of state-owned land hobbles the extension of the tax base. Ò I might be able to support this, but I can’t support it the way it’s currently written,” said Douglas after quickly perusing the two-page document. “Quite frankly, the word ‘playground’ is offensive.” “Feel free to modify it,” said Grinnell. “But the word ‘playgroundÕ is the GovernorÕ s choice in words, not mine.” See more online at

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Elizabethtown Social Center readies annual spring musical By Pete DeMola

and takes her performances very seriously.” “It’s pretty exciting,” said Julie Anderson, a freshman appearing in her first production. Anderson, who is slated to play a fellow law student, said ELIZABETHTOWN — As the weather struggles to break, she’s working hard to get her dance moves straight. the Elizabethtown Social Center is doing their part to puckHeather Gavaletz, a community member appearing in her er up the winter-weary populace by readying their annual first production, said she was involved in theatre as a high spring musical. school student and wanted to get involved. This year’s production is “Legally Blonde,” the story of “I loved the movie and it’s been a really fun experience.” Elle Woods, a sorority girl from California who enrolls at Montana Baker, playing the role of Elle’s pal Pilar, said Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. Throughthe experience has been “really, really fun” and she’s already out her journey, Elle develops a knack for helping others and looking forward to participating in next year’s production. galvanizes the community while putting her new legal skills Baker’s dog, a happy-looking beagle named Autumn, will to the test. Cast members practice their bend and snap. From left: Montana Baker, Emmalee The show, originally based on a novel by Amanda Brown Turner, Alex Simard, Katie Whittemore, Kyra Schaefer, Julie Anderson and Corinne also enter stage left with a bit part. Ò We just have to train her to sit still and run out on stage before it was made into a popular movie starring Reese With- White. at certain times,” said Baker. erspoon and subsequent Broadway musical in 2007, features temore, a drama vet who is playing the lead. “I feel as if we’re Asked for comment, Autumn wagged her tail. a blend of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School (ELCS) students in the same stages of life: weÕ re both graduating and learning as The musical, choreographed by Karin DeMuro with musical and members of the public with a penchant for performing. much as we can while entering these new stages.Ó accompaniment by Kerry Mero, will run for three consecutive “I chose this show a little differently, it’s more contemporary,” Whittemore, who is actually a brunette, is set to graduate productions at the ELCS auditorium Friday and Saturday, March said director Susan Hughes. Ò It has a different feel and tempo this year and hopes to get a BFA in Musical Theatre, continuing and its upbeat attitude really appeals to students. I thought I down the path of the numerous productions, concerts and musi- 28 and 29 at 7 p.m and again on Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students with a family rate could cast well and it has a lot of great roles for this group.Ó cal events in which she’s participated during her time at ELCS. of $25. “Elle is a lot like me,” said outgoing ELCS senior Katie Whit“Katie has lots of talent,” said Hughes. “She does a great job


Continued from page 1 State aid is projected to make up about $3.47 million for the upcoming year and $3.5 million will come from the property tax levy. This means a shortage of $363,363 that has to come from somewhere.


In the past, this shortfall was fleshed out by state aid, something has been slashed for the past half-decade by something called the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), a device designed in 2010 to help the state eliminate a $10 billion deficit. Each year, the state includes the GEA in the budget and pairs it with increasing mandates, said Osborne. And each year, educators lobby state representatives to end it — or at least hack it away. Osborne said he’s “confident” he’ll know prior to the next board meeting on Tuesday, March 25, what the state decides. Ò Removing additional state aid from public schools is troublesome,” he said. “If this holds

true, our district will have lost $2.4 million since the GEA was introduced in 2010.” Additional stressors on districts, he said, include a rise in health insurance premiums, growing energy costs and the property tax cap, which sits at 1.46 percent this year due to a lower CPI. Districts can lean on their fund balance as a survival float, but, “every piggy bank eventually goes broke,” he said. The districtÕ s fund balance Ñ accumulated monies that act as a shock absorber against unexpected expenses or revenue shortfalls that could cause an operating deficit — is dropping. A fiscal cliff, when the fund balance can no longer be relied on as a backup, is projected to hit at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. “We’re lucky to have a forward-looking board,” said Osborne. “But right now, we’re in a holding position.Ó


Osborne said bridging the gap would require a 12.9 percent increase in the tax levy, making an appeal to the public somewhat improbable, which means Team ELSC will continue to snip


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away at the budget. “We have look carefully at all areas,” he said. He said while 73 percent of the school’s costs are employee-related, the district has already eliminated close to 20 percent of instructional staff and he and the board are extremely hesitant to continue down that route. Osborne said he and the board will do as much as they can to trim away at “stuff”— supplies, conference trips, stipends — before they examine possible personnel changes. The district is Ò right on the lineÓ in terms of staffing and Osborne advised the board at a meeting last week to tread lightly when making decisions that would affect the livelihood of “even just one person” in the community. Options batted around by the board at their budget workshop last week included hiring a full-time grant writer who can focus on exploring options for state aid, keeping field trips local and other creative solutions. Other stop-gaps include renting out classroom space, slashing electives and cutting into sports programs. Shari Morris, mother of two ELCS students, told Osborne that if came down to it, she’d rather see the district consolidate its sports pro-

grams with other schools than cut their athletic programs entirely. “My son has better grades when he’s playing sports,” she said. Morris also worried that academic cuts, like the Spanish program that was cut in 2008, would put students at a disadvantage when it came to collegiate requirements. Ò What we need is an alumni foundation to help alleviate this lack of revenue,” said Darlene Hooper, a retired teacher and school board hopeful. “We need to think creatively to continue to provide quality education and do so at an affordable cost.Ó The second workshop is slated for Tuesday, March 25. “It could be really long or it could be really short,” said Osbourne. “It all depends on what the state legislature comes back with.” Tuesday, April 8 is the third and final board workshop and when the board will hammer out their proposed spending plan. After that, the uniform statewide budget vote and school board election falls on Tuesday, May 20. “It’s dire and important for all stakeholders to know what we’re up against,” said Osborne.

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North Country SPCA


he NCSPCA has been full of wagging tails and happy barks over the past two weeks, as many of our canine friends have found their forever homes. Sweet little Odie, who was part of an animal cruelty case, has a comfy bed and toys of his



he Wednesday March 12 meeting of the North Country Honor Flight was postponed along with pretty much everything else going on in the North Country due to Winter Storm Vulcan. I still cannot get used to winter storms having names like hurricanes. The meeting will now occur on Wednesday, March 26, of course weather permitting. One major item on the agenda is the potential for a Harley Davidson bike raffle. I will include more on this raffle if the proposal is accepted at the meeting. The Keeseville United Methodist Church along with its sister church, Harkness United Methodist in Peru are hosting another evening with Ken Davis on video at the Harkness Fellowship Hall on March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. “You Were Born to Live Fully Alive,” is the topic of this humorous and inspirational video. Participants are encouraged to bring a comfortable chair as they settle in for a lot of laughs and are on a journey that could change lives. All are invited to bring snack food, appetizers and desserts to enjoy.



efore writing this column, Ginny and I usually take an early Sunday morning drive through the hamlet to see if anything is going on and to inspect the community bulletin board by the post office. At home, I check the Grange’s website and look at essexnewyork. org for town hall activities. This morning, I was surprised to see that essexnewyork. org is now a commercial site offering beach condos and waterfront property. The site has a dreamy depiction of Essex in the distant future, with lots of palm trees, cabanas and the Green Mountains off in the distance. This Friday evening the Grange celebrates Women’s History Month with songs and stories by singer-songwriter Peggy Lynn and author Sandra Weber. The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $8. This most recent snow storm brought wild turkeys to our yard, where they scratch and peck at a patch of wind-swept lawn. Although it’s not recommended except when the snow is really deep, I’ve been putting out cracked corn for them. Crows, ravens, jays and even the odd gray squirrel stop by

Kathy L. Wilcox • 873-5000 own - he just can’t stop smiling! Gentle Giant Lyza and feisty Pomeranian Finn are settling into their new digs as well. You can check out their stories, as well as those of other pets, both happily adopted or still seeking a home of their own, on our Facebook page. It’s always worth a look to check out the shelter news and see whatÕ s happening!

Our featured pet this week is a very special dog who needs some extra TLC - Our boy Clark is an older Beagle who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Caring for an animal with diabetes in a shelter environment is incredibly difficult, as treatment requires insulin injections twice a every 12 hours. We are desperately seeking an adoptive home for this olÕ man that can commit to managing his diabetes. Despite his special needs, Clark is a happy boy who still has a lot of living left to do. He gets along great with other dogs, but needs to be in a home without cats. Can you please help us share this guy? He will bring so much joy to the special family that opens their home to him!

Kyle Page • Don’t forget to visit the Keeseville United Methodist Church Thrift shop located on the side of the Church on Front Street in Keeseville. The benefits from the shop help support many of the church’s activities and expenses. One of the things that I want to discover is the proper spelling of “AuSable.” I make a habit of spelling it as one word with a capital “s” and have often seen it spelled that way. I have also seen it Ausable and Au Sable Ð one as one word no capital Ò sÓ and the other as two words. The word is French in origin and very appropriately means “river of sand.” This trinket of knowledge is just one mystery I hope to clear up during my next visit to the Anderson Falls Heritage Society when it reopens. I have an ever increasing list of questions. What a surprising snow storm which after living in the North Country since the mid-eighties shouldn’t really be a surprise at all. After last week’s abundance of birds I’m back to a few as the seeds are all buried again. But the squirrels are still out there ever day plotting. Have a great week.

Rob Ivy • to grab a bite, which leads to inter-species skirmishing and squabbling. The turkeys usually dominate, and when they’ve had their fill, they leave slowly and solemnly, in single file, occasionally tripping in the deep snow. ItÕ s almost time to get out pruning saws and loppers. You can take on apple trees, shrubs, and other trees now, although it’s a little better to wait until just before buds open. Saws and pruners can pick up disease organisms, which you don’t want to transfer to other trees. To be especially vigilant, make up a mild bleach solution and spray your tools after each cut. IÕ ve been watching trends in farming and notice that in Clinton County, there are almost no large vegetable operations like we have here in Essex County, but they do have huge dairy farms. Along with a large egg producer, the dairies are competing for farm land, even buying and clearing wooded land. Good crop land near Plattsburgh is going for $5,000 an acre or more, and even here in Reber a buyer paid $2,000 an acre for 40 acres of trees, wetland and some open land. However, this parcel has a million dollar view of the lovely Reber Valley and rugged Adirondacks.



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he first day of Spring is Thursday, March 20, whether it feels like it or not. Hopefully it will be here sooner then we think, but in the mean time things are getting busier around the area. “Metamusic” is the next “Piano by Nature” concert at the Hand House on Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m. Saxophonist Dan Gordon, violinist Marilyn Reynolds, and pianist Rose Chandler, area residents will perform a variety of music, with an unusual twist on folk and a touch of ragtime by distinguished composers Eychene, Dykstra, Hartley and Chambers, who are not as well known. Seating is limited, reservations are preferred. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children age 15 and under, a family rate is available. Call 962-2949 or email at for details and reservations. Also, on Saturday, March 22, a benefit and reception for the Essex County Adirondack History Center Museum will be held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the reception is at 6:30 p.m. A 7 p.m. performance titled “ Songs and Stories of Remarkable Adirondack Women” created and presented



his is the week that we celebrate the beginning of SPRING - now all we need is to wave a magic wand to make the snow go away. We can hope. It is also a time to be reminded that our seven local churches are working together to help us be aware of the meaning of this time each year; by providing each Wednesday with a noon time light lunch of soup, sandwich and beverage at noon along with a time of worship for the season. These gatherings are held in each of the local churches in the Willsboro and Essex area so check with your church to know each week where the gathering will take place. It is great that the Girl Scouts are still very active in this community, we are so appreciative of the adults that volunteer their time to make this program available. Recently they had their annual open house and awards program. They held this event at the new Senior Community and it was well attended of large group of scouts and family members along with the residents of the center. Those busy scouts have just completed their annual cookie sale. Hope you got to enjoy the take out supper from the Willsboro Congregational church



f the people who decide what gets played at classical music concerts are stuck in a rut of same old, same old— Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, with the occasional Brahms or Mahler thrown in to show how with-it they are—it’s not Rose Chancler’s fault. Sometimes it seems like the Westport music educator is on a single-handed crusade to bring new, exciting music by lesser known but highly talented composers before a wider audience here in the North Country. Some of them are even alive! Gasp! Rose, whose music studio occupies the old Hamilton building here in town, runs Piano by Nature, the live music program that is her main weapon in the aforementioned crusade. Piano by Nature’s regular performances take place in the Hand House in Elizabethtown, which for my money is one of the region’s most under-appreciated historical landmarks and resources. This weekend Rose herself will perform in a chamber concert entitled Metamusic, featuring trio music by the outstanding contemporary composers Eychenne, Dykstra, Hartley, and Chambers. Not only are the composers not decomposing, but the combination of instruments, too, is unusual. Rose will play the piano, Dan Gordon of Plattsburgh will play the saxophone,

by singer/composer Peggy Lynn, along with author/performer Sandra Weber, authors of “Breaking Trails: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks”. Please join them in helping to raise donations for the museum’s 2014 season. For more information call 8736466 or email Remember, to join the fun or cheer the participants on, for the 34th Annual Run for Hope, Doc Lopez Race Saturday, March 22, beginning at 9 a.m. The half marathon from Keene to Elizabethtown is a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. If interested, you may register at ELCS at 8:30 a.m. The Elizabethtown Thrift Shop is having their End of Season Sale. Men’s and women’s winter clothes will be $2 per bag. Children’s clothing will be 50 percent off excluding boots and shoes, beginning Monday, March 24, through until Saturday, March 29. The next collection day is Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. until noon. They are in need of clean good condition Spring and Summer clothing, along with household items. If you are thinking about starting your Spring cleaning, they hope you donate your items to the collection at the United Church of Christ parish hall.

Janice Allen • 963-8912 • of Roast Beef. These are great meals and the proceeds help our churches with their ministry. If you are interested and do not know about them you need to get on their calling list. The Willsboro United Methodist church will once again be offering their monthly Public suppers starting on Wednesday, April 2, serving their much liked Meat Loaf and homemade pies. These meals are served in the church dining room starting at 5 p.m. The same church would like to invite any interested persons to join them for a special worship service on Sunday, March 30. This will be a combined service with the Willsboro and Reber churches coming together with the Praise Group Psalm 33 from the churches of Keeseville and Harkness conducting the spirit filled service. This service will start at 10 a.m. so come join us. The Willsboro Alumni group from the local school is actively working on this June annual banquet and program, stay tuned. Happy Birthday to: Mona Morgan March 22, Roseann Sayward March 23, Polly Belanger March 23, Drago Lobdell March 23, Christine Provost March 24, Carol Young March 25.

Colin Wells • and Marilyn Reynolds of Rouses Point will play the violin. And there will be a special guest appearance by Westport resident Jenn Moore, who is the Willsboro Central School conductor. That’s Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. at the Hand House. For information and reservations call 962-2949 or visit Congratulations to the Youth Commission’s fifth-sixth grade boys’ and girls’ Biddy Basketball teams, coached by Keith Lobdell and Heather Clark, who both came away with top honors at the tournament held on March 1 in the school gym. Cousins Annette Stephens and McKenzie Stephens were named to the all-tournament team, while Maggie Ploufe and Blake Liberi were the tournamentÕ s most outstanding players. Annette, by the way, clinched it for the girls by hitting a game-winning buzzer beater. Liberi was also named a second team all star at the Missing Children’s Tournament the following week in Au Sable Forks, scoring 37 points in one game. Next weekend the Westport Drama Club presents “Rumpelstiltskin,” an imaginative retelling of the classic fairy tale, in the school auditorium on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. More on this next time, but save the date!

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Westport Drama Club to present classic character By Keith Lobdell WESTPORT — If you can learn his name through his thick New Jersey accent, you can imprison him once again. Wait, he’s from Jersey? This and several more questions will be answered as the Westport Central School Drama Club presents “Rumpelstiltskin” Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The production is led by teachers Paul Mudie and Cathy Brankman, who have been able to enlist the help of 33 student cast and crew. “When you get 33 students willing to perform on stage it speaks to the students here in the school,” Mudie said. “Our students are helping to build the sets and they have all been coming in extra time to help out.Ó “It has been a fun experience,” Brankman said. “The students are working hard.” The decision on the production was made by the teachers with input from one of the senior members of the club, upper classwoman Hannah Looby. “I am really excited for it because I had a hand in choosing the script,” Looby said. “I am happy to see such a huge cast


Continued from page 1 “Our current focus is any local history papers, pictures, artifacts, historical memorabilia that you may have or may know of someone that does have.Ó Sherman said there are a wide range of topics and themes the committee is looking for to help celebrate the heritage of Westport, including Lake Champlain life (steamboats, ice harvesting, Polar Bear plunge, horse racing on the lake, commerce); industry (sawmills, blacksmiths, lumber, agriculture, grocery stores, drug stores); hotels and inns; major fires; school houses; railway; oil tanks; phone history and organizations. The committee is also looking for historical information throughout the community. “Do you have information about the house you live in, like the year built, historical significance, and history of the house?” Sherman asked. “If you are willing to share your family’s genealogy, please bring it to us and we will copy and return originals to you.”

The cast of “Rumpelstiltskin.”

Photo by Keith Lobdell

and I just really love performing and interacting with the audience as well as working with the cast and the younger students.Ó One of those younger students, freshman Tommy Marin in his second Drama Club production, plays the role of King Rolfe. “I have more experience knowing how to memorize my lines and knowing the routine,” Marin said. “I think that this has been going great and

we hope to see everyone there next weekend.” Senior Jordan Spadafora, who is also in his second Drama Club production, plays the role of the handsome lead guard, Tanner. “He gets all the girls, or, I guess, all the girls want him,” Spadafora said. “I really enjoyed my first Drama Club play and with this being my senior year I wanted to get in one more thing. It has been fun so far and I

Signs of the bicentennial celebration have already started to pop up around the hamlet. Thanks to Sally Brown, the committee has introduced a window display located downtown between the CATS Office building and Champlain National Bank, Sherman said. Ò Shirts will be available for purchase with all the proceeds to benefit a family-oriented birthday celebration for the Town of Westport.Ó The committee has set up shop in the basement area of the Chazy and Westport Telephone Company for their headquarters with the help of business owner Jim Forcier. Along with mementos of the past, the committee is also looking for funds and manpower. “We are looking for volunteers to man the office space for a few hours each day and work on small projects,” Sherman said. Fundraising has already began with a coin drive lead by elementary students at Westport Central School. “They have created themed containers to fill with coins that will then be donated to

the fireworks display as part of the Bicentennial celebration of 2015,” Sherman said. Ò The containers will be on display at the Westport branch of Champlain National Bank March 24 through March 31.” Sherman said people can cast their vote for the best containers with their change. The class who receives the most Ò votesÓ through fundraising will win an ice cream party donated by Stewart’s Shops and the class voted to have the most creative container will win a pizza party donated by Champlain National Bank. The committee has also set up a fundraiser at the Rapid Returns Redemption Center in Elizabethtown, where those recycling bottles can donate the funds to the Ò Westport Bicentennial Celebration,” account. The Bicentennial Committee will next meet April 8 at 8:30 a.m. at the Westport Town Hall. For more information on the Westport Bicentennial Committee and celebration, contact Westport Town Clerk Sheila Borden at 962-8360 or Sherman at 963-4201, ext. 4201.

think this will be a great performance.Ó Tickets for “Rumpelstiltskin” are $7 for adults,

$5 for students and $20 for a family pack. For more information, call Westport Central School at 962-8244.


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Affordable? Health Care Act


ig changes are coming to health care in 2014. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will soon affect all of us. Signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, the Act’s open enrollment ends on March 31. The Supreme Court controversially upheld the law on June 28, 2012. Much of the population feels that the law is unconstitutional. Can the government really force people to buy health care? Apparently, yes. One might think that health care is universally important to everyone, but that’s not always the case. Many young, healthy individuals don’t believe it’s necessary because they are, in fact, in good health. For them, the cost can outweigh the benefits. One trip to an emergency room, even for something minor, may change their opinion. Today the average emergency room visit costs more than $1,200 — 40 percent more than the average month’s rent in the nation. A doctor’s visit is only a fraction of that cost but getting into a doctor’s office in a timely manner is rare. Although the country is still divided on Obamacare, the increase in enrollment continues due to an enrollment deadline and fine of the higher amount of $95 per adult per year, or one percent of your taxable income, for not signing up by March 31. There are exemptions to this policy, but the law was designed to force young, healthy people to buy insurance. Obamacare has made some important movements toward an improvement in America’s health care. Allowing individuals to stay on their parent’s insurance until they’re 26 has been a huge advantage to young people considering the current state of the economy. A major part of the story is that Obamacare will allow people to get health care outside of the workplace. All Americans will benefit from the new rights and protections, like guaranteed coverage of pre-existing conditions and the elimination of gender discrimination. However, the positive steps making health care more successful have also been marred by missteps and false promises. One of the key promises the president made that would allow individuals to keep their current policies if they were satisfied with them was pulled out, only to have it put back in place for a temporary two-year period as a political ploy to aid Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. The U.S. government recently announced that 4.2 million Americans have enrolled in private health care plans since Oct. 1 under the new law. Even if a flood of Americans sign up over the next month, that number is unlikely to reach seven million, which was the original estimate for how many people would get insurance during the first year of Obamacare. Of that number, it’s unknown as to how many of those people are newly-insured or were already insured. Two percent of firms in the U.S. have more than 50 full-time employees and will have to choose to insure full-time workers or pay a fine. To avoid this, some businesses are cutting employees, further weakening the economy. The Congressional Budget Office alleges the law will cut full-time employment by 2 million people, although a percentage of this loss is likely to be from individuals walking away from the job they had simply to get insurance in the first place. An argument made from both sides was that the law is a hand-out to insurance companies. Companies that already get fat on residents of this nation. Health insurance companies stand to make billions, despite a loss on profit per plan, since they will be insuring millions of new Americans. That said, the new law does require insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on healthcare and less than 20 percent on advertising, overhead, and CEO salaries or provide customer rebates. Unfortunately, there’s no crystal ball to perfectly predict the long-term impact of Obamacare. Although many reforms are needed for this law, it seems the most important one should be to make it less expensive and less burdensome to obtain insurance for those who don’t qualify for subsidies. Allowing broader plan design, lower actuarial values, and fewer minimum benefits is a good place to start. Sadly, the majority of this law focuses on making sure people are covered instead of addressing the cost of care in the first place. Ñ

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March 22, 2014


Is it a job or a career opportunity?


ast week, President an ailing economy. When you Obama announced are starting out in a new caplans to make changes reer, those low-paying salaried to the 1938 Fair Labor Standards positions provide tremendous Act. The President reportedly opportunity to show the stuff wants to mandate that busiof which you are made. Most nesses provide overtime pay of the positions the President for those who work at jobs in is referencing are entry-level mid-level management and positions where the agreed salprofessional levels. Currently, ary is based on working certain businesses are prohibited from hours and generally the salDan Alexander denying overtime to salaried ary level reflects those required Thoughts from workers making less than $455 hours. Overtime is the contriBehind the Pressline per week. The change that the bution one is prepared to put President is proposing would on the table for the opportunity. increase that salary threshold to a level beAnyone in one of those positions who does tween $550 to $970 per week. not see it as an opportunity to learn and grow The business world is a very competitive is only taking the job as a stop-gap measure place and there is no better place to fine tune until something better comes along. your skills for this competition than what What they may not realize is they just acwas once called the School of Hard Knocks. cepted a position similar to a rookie sports The first and most important asset one must contract, one of those starving young endevelop if they want to excel in this or any tertainers looking for a show biz break, or a competitive venture is a strong work ethic. It young want-to-be politician willing to work is the first critical skill each person must posfor free on someone else’s campaign. They obsess if they intend to compete and succeed in viously have shown some talent, now they’ve our world. It’s your own personal motivation been given an opportunity in the big leagues. that sets the tone. It’s not about your boss or Prove themselves here, and they should qualify for an even bigger opportunity at the the government Ñ it’s about you. next level. Take away the opportunity for that Possessing that strong work ethic will deperson to go all out learning, growing and termine your intent; are you looking for a job pushing themselves while showcasing their or are you looking for a career opportunity? abilities and they may never have the chance There are many people who just want a job. to excel beyond that tightly restricted opporThey want to show up, put in their hours and get the heck out as soon as the clock strikes. tunity. Let’s face it: no matter how good you are, In my opinion, those folks should be hourly you need time and a place to fully develop employees and should receive overtime benyour talents. Putting binders on that opportuefits when allowed to work over 40 hours. Someone who wants an opportunity to invest nity and you will not allow the natural born leaders who may not have been born into themselves in a career isnÕ t interest in watchthe right family, or handed their opportunity ing the clock. They are looking well beyond with no strings attached, to rise to the top of the immediate future to years down the road their chosen profession.. and fully intend to make the most of the opIt has been called the American Dream. portunities afforded them. This young kid, some forty years ago, went Name one athlete or true professional who would not work whatever hours it took and from stocking groceries with nearly no colpay whatever price to not only perfect their lege education to exceeding his dreams by working harder, longer and doing whatever it talents but also to showcase their skills. Practice makes perfect and the positions the took be noticed. To this day, I still work 50 to 60 hour work weeks as I continue to invest in President wants to “fix” will only hinder the motivation of individual looking to make a my career. I’m not that unique, I know many others who have traveled the same path, but name and move up. At the same time it will stifle the economy of Main Street businesses I know for a fact hard working people and businesses willing to give them a chance will by removing the ambition and can-do spirit be severally restricted if the President has his this nation was built upon. way with this planned action. What the President doesn’t understand, having never been in business, is that governDan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Pubment intervention is not the solution to fire up lications. He may be reached at


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Red Cross Month


To The Valley News: Throughout the nation, March is Red Cross Month. During this time, we like to recognize our Everyday Heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. These everyday heroes are our volunteers who help disaster victims get on the road to recovery. They give blood to help someone in the hospital. They brighten the day of an injured service member in a hospital far from home. They take our classes and step forward to help someone having a heart attack or to save a drowning child. March is also a great time to become part of the Red Cross. It’s easy. Household members can work together on a preparedness plan. People can sign up to take a class or volunteer their time. They can give blood or make a financial donation. The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year in this country. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families; collects and distributes about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply and trains millions of people in first aid, water safety and other life-saving skills every year. Here at the Adirondack Saratoga Chapter, we responded to 70 local emergencies, assisted 176 military families and trained over 6,240 people in lifesaving skills in 2013. And people from Northeastern New York Region donated almost 78,000 units of blood. Red Cross Month is observed in dedication of everyone who supports our mission. We are grateful to people for their generosity which enables us to continue our work, and encourage everyone to become an Everyday Hero during Red Cross Month by helping their neighbors. Gary Ferris Executive Director Adirondack-Saratoga Chapter American Red Cross, Northeastern New York

Biddy tournament a success To the Valley News: With great pride in our hometown team I am writing to thank the many people who made our basketball tournament on March 1 a big success. By team I mean the array of community members who contributed in various capacities to the day. These folks include Matt Storey and Jill Lobdell for officiating; Carter Storey, Elizabeth Stephens, Hudson Stephens, Heather Clark and Malynda Lobdell for helping keep score; Shirley Donaldson for setting up and cleaning the gym; and Brad Rascoe, Fred Kapper and the Class of 2016 for concessions. In addition we would like to thank the coaches and parents from Willsboro, North Country School and Elizabethtown-Lewis for attending and the Westport Central School Board of Education for use of the gym. A huge thank you is owed to Keith Lobdell, whose generous time and initiative brought everyone together. Thank you also to the players for the sportsmanship and competitive spirit that motivates us all to continue striving for excellence through fun physical activities. Congratulations to all of you who participated in the Tanneberger Tournament. Your participation caps off a great season and makes all of Westport proud. Elizabeth Lee Director, Westport Youth Commission

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Viewpoint: Eliminate GEA To the Valley News: Dear Elizabethtown-Lewis Central Parents: I write to you as our School Board is in the early stages of constructing the 2014-2015 school budget – the budget you’ll vote on this coming May 20. Our school community has a history of solid support for the school budget. In recent years since at least 2008, you have overwhelmingly approved our school’s budget by 75 percent on the average. I thank you for that continued trust and support with our community’s resources in supporting teaching and learning. My purpose in writing is to inform you of a particular challenge facing Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School this year, and for the past few years – New York’s Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) that is imposed upon public schools. In order to balance the state budget, much needed financial aid was taken away from school districts, beginning in 2009 under Governor Paterson. Under that governor, a public school’s state aid was Ò adjustedÓ to help Ò eliminate the gapÓ in our state’s finances – hence the name Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). Since the GEAÕ s inception, school districts have lost more than $8 billion in GEA state aid cuts. Elizabethtown-Lewis Cen-

tral School alone has lost close to $2.4 million in GEA to help the state fill its budget deficit. In short, much needed financial aid has been taken away from our community’s students, and reallocated to other parts of New York State. The cumulative impact of four consecutive years of state aid losses has resulted in cuts in personnel, programs and services. ElizabethtownLewis Central School has eliminated elementary teachers, high school teachers, teaching assistants, administrators, custodians, bus drivers, and administrative assistants. We have eliminated a foreign language, some art courses, some music courses, and certain high school elective courses. We have streamlined, attempted to make our operations more efficient, and we continue to share services with other districts and municipalities to cut costs as well. Many would believe such reductions were appropriate given our decline in enrollment, but lack of funding our school’s fair share of state aid is the primary factor for such reductions to our academic program. Governor Cuomo speaks of a “budget surplus” statewide, so it seems that now is the right time to restore aid to school districts. Indeed, the state has

a legal obligation to provide a sound education for all children. Yet, Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School is losing the highest amount of Gap Elimination Adjustment in Essex County for the coming school year - $350,000. Other neighboring school districts with similar enrollment patterns and tax rates had their GEA restored, some 35 percent and 45 percent of last year’s reduction. At ElizabethtownLewis Central, we are realizing only a 10 percent restoration Ð this is unacceptable. Our elected officials need to hear from all residents on this issue, and I ask you to consider placing a call, emailing, or writing to our elected officials at the contact information below. It’s my hope our collective voices will be heard, and our representatives will restore our fair share of funding, to avoid any more damaging reductions to our fine programs at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School. Please telephone me (873-6371) with your questions, concerns, and/or feedback. With Lion PrideScott J. Osborne Superintendent & K-12 Principal Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School

EBFA looking to raise funds

In brief Kowanko to perform

Work readiness course slated

KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends of the Arts (EBFA) is excited to announce a new campaign on Adirondack Gives, the crowdfunding site for Adirondack region nonprofits. “Picture a World-Class Symphony Orchestra Here” is raising money for EBFA to help fund a full-length concert by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in Keene Valley this summer. The goal is to raise $500, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous benefactor, to help bridge the gap between box office donations and costs for this very special event. The project was launched on March 11 and will be live at picture-world-class-symphony-orchestra/ until May 10.

United Way announces board

PLATTSBURGH — The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. held its Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner on Saturday, March 8, at the American Legion Post #20 on the Quarry Road in Plattsburgh. There were four new board members elected to the Board of Directors: Mark Davey, District Superintendent of Champlain Valley Educational Services; Billy Jones, Chair of the Franklin County Legislature; Chris Mazzella, Principal of Peru High School; and Brian Waters, Assistance Vice President, Facilities Services, Adirondack Health. The following officers were re-elected: Gerald Morrow, Supervisor, Town of Chesterfield as President of the board; Victoria Marking, Marketing Manager of PrimeLink as Vice President; Ed Davis, Vice President of Northern Insuring Agency, Inc. as Secretary; and Joyce Rafferty, CFO of Champlain Valley Physician Hospital as Treasurer.

ELCS committee meeting planned

ELIZABETHTOWN — The ElizabethtownLewis Central School will hold a Shared Decision Committee meeting Monday, March 24, at 4:15 p.m. in the Conference Room.

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JAY — The final winter coffee house of the Jay Entertainment and Music Society (JEMS) will present singer/songwriter Chris Kowanko, member of the Upper Jay-based band Monsterbuck. The concert will take place Saturday, March 22, 7 p.m. at the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre in Jay. Admission is $6.

Musicians to perform

ELIZABETHTOWN — On Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 23, at 3 p.m., at the Hand House in Elizabethtown, Piano by Nature will present an unquestionably unique chamber concert entitled “Metamusic,” which will highlight three local performers in Plattsburgh saxophonist Dan Gordon, Rouses Point violinist Marilyn Reynolds, and Westport pianist Rose Chancler. This lively program includes the unusual instrumentation of piano, violin, and saxophone in trio works. There will also be a guest appearance by Willsboro Central School conductor Jenn Moore in the final work on the program. Reserve tickets today by calling 962-2949 and visit for more concert information. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for children 15-and-under.

Town to host building meeting

WESTPORT Ñ There will be a special Westport Town Board meeting at 6 p.m. on March 25 with the DPW Building Committee and the Fire District to discuss what they need to do next concerning the need for new facilities. The regular town board meeting will follow immediately after.

Westport BOE to meet

WESTPORT — The Westport Central School District Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Library. Agenda items will include budget discussion, Veteran’s exemption, retirement and any other business that may come before the Board. All Board of Education meetings are open to the public.

TICONDEROGA — A new Work Readiness Credential Course has been scheduled for March 28 through May 9. This is a great course for North Country residents to earn the National Work Readiness and National Retail Federation Customer Service Credential. Individuals seeking employment opportunities will received instruction in communication skills, courtesy and awareness of customer needs, workplace reading and math, resume writing, online job applications, interview skills, and more. The class takes placed at North County Community College- Ticonderoga Campus and the dates are March 28; April 4,11,15; and May 2, 5, 9, followed by a hiring seminar during the week of May 12. For more information, you can contact Christina at 561-0430 ext. 3088.

Little to speak at library

Au SABLE FORKS — Local Author Gordie Little will be at Au Sable Forks Free Library on Saturday, March 29, 5 p.m. to tell Ghost stories and sign his books. The Library is excited to have this local author come share his talent of storytelling with our community.

ACAP benefit bowling event set

Au SABLE FORKS — ACAP Community Action AngelsÕ Annual Bowling Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 5, at Riverside Bowling Lanes in AuSable Forks. The 9-Pin mixed (two women, three men or visa versa) tournament will consist two shifts, one starting at 4 p.m. and one starting at 7 p.m. Call Riverside (647-9905) to enter a team or ACAP to donate to the event (8733207).

Haskins to perform

ESSEX — Lakeside School is pleased to announce a Jazz Brunch at the Essex Inn featuring Grammy Award winning trumpeter and Lakeside parent Taylor Haskins on Sunday, April 6. Haskins will perform two sets of music, starting at noon, a second seating will follow at 1:30 p.m.

Food Stamps Aid Children


n 2012, the Food Stamp program in America cost $78.4 billion dollars. A number of politicians are calling for reductions to the Food Stamp program and they have been successful in reducing benefits to the most needy among us. The Food Stamp program will be reduced by By Scot Hurlburt $8 billion dollars over the next 10 years. Certain media outlets, groups and politicians have been successful at vilifying Americans who have utilized the Food Stamp program by exploiting a variety of cultural stereotypes. The profile often has included minorities, young women and young women who are unmarried and have children. The actual distribution of Food Stamps reveals that about 50 percent of recipients are children, 10 percent are disabled and 10 percent are over 60 years old. The faltering American economy has left many Americans unable to adequately feed themselves or their children. Contrary to the image conjured up by Food Stamp opponents, most recipients are people that all of us might know in our community. Many are among the working poor that have not been able to keep up with increases in the cost of living especially sharp increase in food costs. Almost 70 percent of Food Stamps go to children, the disabled and the elderly and it is unlikely that these Americans as a whole will be able to improve their financial position greatly given their obvious limitations. In 2012, 46.8 million Americans or one in seven Americans received Food Stamps according to the United States Department of Agriculture. While there may be individuals that take advantage of the Food Stamp program, it is clear that the Food Stamp program is important to an array of vulnerable Americans who have a limited ability to improve their individual positions. Most measures of the Food Stamp program reveal that the program is providing important and essential aid to struggling children, families, the disabled and the elderly. Clearly, American children have benefited the most as nutrition is essential to normal brain and body development in young children. Around the world, there is an abundance of examples of governments that have not or will not support the poor within their country and the outcomes are appalling and long lasting. My daughter visited Africa earlier this year and observed firsthand the effect of extreme poverty on children. These difficulties are not short lived and will carry on into adulthood for many of these starving children. Some that are profoundly afflicted will become, ironically, another segment of the population that will need to be supported by the government. I cannot imagine that any American would allow the most vulnerable among us to suffer such a terrible fate. America is not a struggling third world nation, but rather the wealthiest nation on the planet. Members of our national political apparatus are telling the citizens that they need to learn how to Ò reinventÓ themselves to make them more competitive in this new world economy. For the majority of Food Stamp recipients, children, the disabled and the elderly, this may be a difficult or nearly impossible task given the actual and functional limitations of this group of Americans. Certainly we all hope that the economy will improve and many more Americans will no longer need Food Stamps or the aid found at Food Pantries. In the meantime, Food Stamp recipients are our neighbors, America’s children, disabled and elderly; they need our help right now and should receive it. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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March 22, 2014

Man killed in Keene car accident, lady hurt

KEENE VALLEY — A one-car accident March 11 claimed the life of a Keene resident. According to New York State Police, the accident took place at approximately 6:49 p.m., when a 2008 Toyota 4-Runner, operated by Michael W. Curran, 79, was traveling north on State Route 73. The vehicle ran off the west shoulder of the road, striking a New York State Electric and Gas utility pole. The vehicle then collided head on with a tree. The Town of Keene Fire Department responded and conducted life-saving measures on Curran. Life-saving measures were ceased at the direction of medical staff at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Essex County Coroner Francis Whitelaw pronounced Curran deceased at 8:37 p.m. and transported Curran to the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. An autopsy is scheduled for today. A female passenger in the vehicle, Jeanne L. Warner, 65, of New York City, was transported by ambulance to Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Warner was conscious and breathing with injuries to her arms and legs. Troop B Public Information Officer Jennifer Fleishman said the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Lucy Misarski and Megan Fredericks, along with 75 other 4-H teens from across the state visited Albany March 3-4 at the 79th Annual 4-H Capital Days held in Albany. As 4-H delegates, Lucy & Megan enjoyed touring the Capital and meeting with Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey to discuss their civic responsibilities and concerns.


Continued from page 1 Asked about outgoing Rep. Bill Owen’s assertion in a town hall last month about the “2,500 to 3,000” jobs in the region that are going unfilled due to a lack of trained professionals, Woolf cited visits to biofuel, agricultural and forestry centers, calling them “promising job areas we’re so proud of,” and noting that the districtÕ s traditional economic strengths are being repurposed, citing a medical device facility in Warren County and ambitious young farmers in Essex County and Champlain Valley to produce value-added products. Woolf said the region’s agricultural community has different needs and infrastructure and he will focus on exploring options to create “win-winwin” situations, like a farm-to-school push. “We’ve got to bring healthy and fresh food to these kids,” he said, citing nutrition plays a large role in attention spans and thriving in school. Woolf said farmers went dependability and money generated would be kept in the community — “not sent to Indiana for frozen chicken fingers.”

Military, health care

When asked about the most meaningful visit with a voter so far, Woolf has it was hard to single

one out. “Everybody has a story and every one of them is important. Most stories you hear about government or a positive and negative one Ñ I hope I can add to the positive.Ó While he still needs learn more about the ongoing North Country Redesign Commission that will decide the fate of health care in the region, Woolf said health care was an important concern, citing he was “deeply impressed” with the Samaritan Hospital in Watertown and the facility’s cuttingedge technology and integration with the military through its relationship with nearby Fort Drum. Woolf, citing his father’s veteran status, would “fight” for Fort Drum to stay open as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s proposal to reduce forces continue to ripple throughout the country. Referring back to the importance of community integration and sustainability, Woolf said he had fond memories of emulating the 10th Mountain Division as a kid. “They were the cool guys,” he said. Woolf said the 10th Mountain Division is the type of rapid-response military the country is trending toward.

Community involvement

Woolf discussed his involvement in last summer’s non-partisan “Go Digital or Go Dark” cam-


paign that sought to keep local movie theaters open by raising funds for the technology necessary to make the conversion to digital. “These aren’t just theaters, but also community anchors,” he said, emphasizing the importance of healthy and sustainable communities,” he said. Woolf also talked about the nature of small towns. “I used to carry around a postcard of Elizabethtown from the 1930s,” he said. “I always wanted to know where the Oak trees went. But the thing that really struck me was that the sidewalks were full of people. I think there’s a great value when those Main Streets were thriving and that’s hard to put a number on.Ó Woolf, who owns a residence in Elizabethtown, said while big box stores have “great value,” the community has “great potential” on a human scale to increase efforts to continue to make communities like Elizabethtown walkable. “The stakes are very high and we need to be thinking about how the rural economy is going to work in the twenty-first century.”

Decision to run

Woolf said the decision to run for office stemmed from his filmmaking. “My films have taken me all around focusing on stories that focus on the human impact of govern-


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U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors band to perform in Port Henry By Fred Herbst PORT HENRY — A world-class jazz band is coming to Port Henry. The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform at Moriah Central School Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. It’s a fee concert, but people must have tickets. Tickets are available by calling the school at 546-3301 ext. 405 or sending a self addressed and stamped envelope to Matthew Pray, Moriah Central School, 39 Viking Lane, Port Henry 12974. The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors are coming at the invitation of Pray, a Moriah music teacher. “In 2010 we held two concerts that were a tremendous success in our community,” Pray said. “We hosted the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra and Glenn Miller Orchestra in May and also had the Count Basie Orchestra that October. Both events were fund raisers for the Moriah Central School Music Department. This concert will also be a fund raiser as our music students will be having a bake sale throughout the evening. “After the success of the first two concerts, I was constantly being asked what band would be coming next,” he said. “To save on the expenses of hosting such high quality bands, I started looking at hosting one of the military’s bands. A couple of years ago our auditorium was renovated with professional lighting and I thought it would be nice to have another world-class performance group on our stage. I contacted the office of the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors a few years ago, and they mentioned that when they toured next in our area, they

would contact me again.Ó They called a few months ago. Ò This group is made up of world class musicians whose mission is to create a sense of pride and support for our local community and country,” Pray said. Since its formation in 1969, the Jazz Ambassadors have appeared in all 50 states and throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The Jazz Ambassadors present a diverse program of big band swing, Latin music, contemporary jazz, popular tunes, standards, Dixieland and patriotic selections. Members of the Jazz Ambassadors are selected by highly-competitive audition. Many members of the Jazz Ambassadors have extensive civilian per-

OBITUARIES Wendy M. Martin

May 22,1966-March 13,2014 Willsboro, NY Wendy M. Martin, 47, of Willsboro, NY passed away unexpectedly Thursday 3/13/2014. She was born in Elizabethtown Hospital 5/22/1966 the daughter of James Baker and Hazel McCray. She loved horses, rabbits and going to competitive rabbit shows. She was a certified rabbit registrar. Her favorite times were with her family, her husband and her children. Survivors include her husband of 29 years Paul Martin, son Casey, daughter Megan and her companion Reggie Christian all of Willsboro, father James Baker Sr of Plattsburgh, mother Hazel McCray of Willsboro, broth-

er James Baker Jr of Willsboro, sister and brother-inlaw Kimberly and Mark Schepers, in-laws Jack and Lucille Martin of Willsboro, Joe and Debbie Martin of Willsboro, sister and brotherin-law Janet and Jim Shepard of Willsboro and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant son Justin. Calling hours will be held at Huestis Funeral Home Inc. 25 Maple St., Willsboro Tuesday March 18th from 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations in her memory be made to the Willsboro Reber Rescue Squad.

formance experience. Alumni have gone on to careers in university teaching, studio recording and performance. More than three decades of touring have earned them the title “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.” The band is directed by Chief Warrant Officer William S. McCulloch. He enlisted in the Army in 1991 as a percussionist and was appointed as an Army Bandmaster in 2000. During his 20-year career, he has served tours with the 25th Infantry Division Band, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the 98th Army Band, Fort Rucker, Ala.; the 101st Airborne Division Band, Fort Campbell, Ky.; the 9th Army Band, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; the 10th Mountain Division Band at Fort Drum; and the 392nd Army

Band, Fort Lee, Va. He deployed with the 10th Mountain Division Band from 2008 to 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Master Sergeant Marva J. Lewis is the vocalist with the Jazz Ambassadors. Originally from Denison, Texas, she attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, on a choir scholarship, graduating in 1988 with a bachelorÕ s degree in business administration. In 1989, Lewis joined the Army as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. During the Persian Gulf War from 1990–1991, she served three campaigns in Saudi Arabia with the 15th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas. After returning from the Middle East, she was reassigned to Camp Casey, Korea. While singing karaoke at a unit function, she was heard by the Republic of Korea head of Army Entertainment and recruited to tour throughout Korea. She was subsequently selected for the 1993 and 1994 Army Soldier Show, performing at more than 50 military installations throughout the United States, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Germany. She was chosen by the Sergeant Major of the Army to perform with the All Army Band at the 1994 opening of the Army’s Shades of Green Hotel at Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Later in 1994, she returned to Fort Hood, Texas, as vocalist with the 1st Cavalry Division Band. In December 1995, she was selected to be featured vocalist with the Jazz Knights of the United States Military Academy Band and reassigned to West Point. She joined the Jazz Ambassadors in September 1999.


November 30, 1951-March 5, 2014 degree knight). Bruce HenBruce enjoyed ry Cox, 62, hunting, the outdied doors, and playWednesday, ing music with March 5, (and for) friends 2014 at and family. Leesburg He is survived Regional by two daughMedical ters; Angela Center in (Butch Mosier) Leesburg, Vickroy of FL. He was Ticonderoga, born Amanda (Scott) November Nephew of Mineville; also 30, 1951 to William and Alsurvived by grandchildren bertine Cox. Cody Vickroy, Alexandria Bruce served as a deputy sheriff in Essex County for and Sydney Mosier, Owen many years. He was a volunand Emmy Nephew. He is teer firefighter for the Moriah also survived by his sisters Fire Dept. He also worked Beverly (Frank) Wade of security for International PaOneonta, Barbara (Russell) per until retirement. He was Denton of Lewis; his brotha talented musician who perers Robert (Donna) Cox of formed music for the movie Connecticut, William (BarMineville and also had a bara) Cox of Keeseville, cameo in the film & was a David (Cyndi) Cox of Ohio. member of several bluegrass He also left behind his dear bands throughout the years. friend Nappy Marcotte, as He was also a member of the well as many other family Knights of Columbus (4th members and friends.



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County stalled on the tracks when it comes to increased rail traffic By Pete DeMola ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Representatives from Canadian Pacific (CP), the railroad operator responsible for shipping crude oil from North Dakota through the North Country on its way to a processing center at the Port of Albany, told the Essex County board of supervisors, first responders and members of the public at a meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at the Government Center they were working closely with local officials in drafting emergency response plans in the event of an accident. Federal regulators deemed Bakken crude “extremely volatile,” after a train derailment and explosion near Casselton, N.D., last year, an incident following the Lac-Mégantic derailment last July that pulverized a town in Quebec and killed 47. Area residents have noted an uptick in the number of trains moving through the region, some carrying upwards of 100 tank cars, and have approached lawmakers with their concerns. According to statistics provided by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, rail transport of Bakken crude from North Dakota has gone from, “next to nothing four years ago,” to 800,000 barrels per day now nationally. Both the refinery in Albany and the tank cars are owned by Global Partners (GP), one of the largest gas distributors in the region. CP Rail has a contract with them to ferry the crude southward, said CP spokesman Ed Greenberg, and is bonded by federal statues to ship the cargo. Greenberg said CP, Canada’s second-largest rail company, places a premium effort on safety and communicating with local authorities. Ò Our railroad has an ongoing process of meeting with communities across our North American network to go over a wide variety of areas,” he said. “This encompasses questions about our operations and other important issues.Ó Greenberg said the CP staffers who live and work in the community “stay in touch” with local officials and response teams and keep headquarters updated. Four-hundred of those live in the Northeast

Canadian Pacific official Randy Marsh (left) discusses company safety procedures as Ed Greenberg looks on (right). Seated behind Marsh are Tom Scozzfava and Randy Douglas. Photo by Pete DeMola Corridor. It’s unclear how many of those live in Essex County. While Greenberg said the communication process is “constantly evolving” between CP and county and town officials, it’s murky as to what the exact discussion protocol is and if a regular channel for dialogue is in place.

If disaster strikes

CP Community Relations Manager Randy Marsh said while he couldn’t reveal the exact emergency response plan due to national security concerns, he said local fire department chiefs were free to request “density reports” on a “need to know basis.” Marsh said that Tuesday’s meeting, which included a detailed presentation heavy with statistics and the minutiae of rail transport technology, acted as the first step, or what he referred to as Railroad 101, in CP’s emergency planning process. The next step would be to conduct disaster exercises with local agencies, which would require at least a six-month advance notice, followed by the third step, a mock exercise with

municipalities. Train master George Newell said the trains, many of which contain the controversial DOT111 tank cars that federal regulators have determined need to be given safety upgrades, roll into Albany twice per day after completing the four-day journey from North Dakota. These mile-long trains can carry roughly 85,000 barrels of oil. Essex County emergency services head Donald Jaquish said the county is equipped to handle a train accident on land, but would have to call in outside help if a tank car went into Lake Champlain. Ò WeÕ d have call in outside help regardless of whatever department responds,” he said. “We don’t carry that much foam.”

Jaquish said the county helps each of the 18 towns in creating non-specific comprehensive emergency management plans. Essex County has a comprehensive emergency management plan with annexes for categorized events and will start meeting with fire departments around the lake corridor to develop better and more plans. “We’re going to help them be more dynamic,” he said. Jaquish also made a request to CP for more training, including the effects of high altitudes on cargo. Willsboro town supervisor Shaun Gillilland said he remained skeptical after the two-hour meeting that frequently left Marsh unable to answer lawmaker questions. “Residents are concerned and they want answers,” he said. Gillilland said he plans on speaking with the Coast Guard this week and has sent letters to the state Department of Environmental Conversation for their perspective. Willsboro resident Moana White said while she left the meeting satisfied, she still questioned the country’s overall energy policies. “I don’t see this benefitting our country in the long run,” she said. “It’s not going to make our gas any cheaper.” Warrensburg resident Robert Bradley questioned CP’s continued usage of the DOT-111 tankers. “Lives are more important than profit,” he said in a blistering open-ended rebuke against CP reps. “And tomorrow’s already passed by.” Marsh said the company agrees the DOT111 tank cars need to be retrofitted and noted the company’s $325 per car surcharge they’ve slapped onto non-compliant clients, including GP, as an incentive for them to make the changes. See more at


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Green Party hopeful Matt Funiciello opens up “I rent my apartment, don’t live a life off the back of my workers -- we all work and all suffer together.Ó GLENS FALLS — Meet Matt Funiciello, a local baker seeking to land the Green Party’s nomination in the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat who announced in January that he is retiring from his four-year stint as the federal representative of New York’s 21st District. Funiciello said he’s “watched in horror,” as aspiring candidates from the two major political parties have been coming from outside of the area in increasing numbers in an attempt to represent its 400,000-plus voters, a trend that he feels isn’t isolated and doesn’t reflect how Congress is supposed to work. “Congress is supposed to be a cacophony of voices representing the uniqueness across the United States,” he told the Valley News in a phone interview. “When they meet, they’re supposed to represent that. WeÕ ve seen a corporate takeover and that’s really frightening to me.” Funciello said Democrats and Republicans have both set up a practice of buying congressional seats, walking into county committee endorsement meetings with hundreds of thousands of dollars pledged from special interests: “Or they promise that they can self-fund a multi-million dollar ‘race,’” he said. The answer, he said, is to give the public an alternative. Funiciello, speaking eruditely like someone who has grown accustomed to hatching their ideas in complete sentences, said he thinks it’s important to have a multi-party system and that he’s not necessarily for the Green Party and everything it stands for, but rather against the Republican and Democratic parties who he says don’t have the best interests of the working class in mind. “I ask all my friends who are Democrats to name one pro-worker piece of legislation that has come out of Democratic control of congress in their lifetime and they’re hard-pressed to give me even one example,” he said. Ò I canÕ t in good conscience run as a member of a party that doesn’t work for those of us who work for a living. We need a voice.” Funiciello, 46, who has owned and operated the Rock Hill Bakehouse in Glens Falls for the past 25 years, sees himself as a regular worker:

Health care

“I’m not content that we have to pay to build hospitals, but we’re denied access to the health care provided there,” said Funiciello. “The ACA is a brutal extension of that, the requirement to purchase insanely unaffordable insurance. We’re still workers who are the working poor. ThatÕ s an issue that needs to be resolved and single-payer healthcare is an issue that needs to be taken to Washington.”

Jobs, military

To bring work to the job-strapped North Country, Funiciello said he’d follow frequent Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins’ “Green JobsÓ proposal that would call for the state government to increase public spending to hire private contractors to meet public needs for sustainable green infrastructure, mass transit, water and sewer systems, renewable energy and green building retrofits. Hawkins, who ran for Governor in 2010, had previously said the only way to get the private economy moving would be to democratize the allocation of investment, namely through the creation of a state-owned bank that would target investment into new technologies and businesses of a sustainable green economy. “Fiber optics’ jobs that take advantage of solar and wind resources, for example, can be created here,” said Funiciello. “We can bring money back to the district and subsidize [these jobs] so when a small business comes forward and says ‘we can do that’, they can get the contract.” Funiciello said the country has “grown fat,” on the number of manufacturing contracts that are unnecessarily expensive, citing a recent article he read in the Economist about something called a Razor, an experimental drone designed by the MITRE Corporation and the University of Virginia, that is created on the cheap by 3D printers and is controlled by an Android smartphone loaded with free apps. “Those fill the same niche as B52’s,” he said. “We can be doing all the same spying, if we chose to do so, utilizing this technology. “What are we worried about?” he asked. “It’s this living in fear that causes to spend more on

our military than all other countries combined.” The candidate said while he believes in strong defense, he feels the United States does not need to intervene in other countriesÕ affairs in the pursuit of oil and natural gas. Ò We have other options that donÕ t involve hurting people, including our soldiers.”

Guns, police militarization

Funciello said while heÕ s Ò not going to pander to gun owners,” he feels people outside of the district donÕ t understand that hunting feeds people here. “When I was younger, I loved to hunt and had guns, a .22 and 22-gauge shotgun, like most country boys do — I love the meat.” Citing the ethical issues swirling around a recent incident in Glens Falls in which a local man was hauled off by five armed officers for allegedly violating an order of protection and the skyrocketing, “no-knock,” police raids across the country, Funciello said he was worried about the militarization of municipal police forces that has been escalating since the Clinton era. “For a city of only 14,000 people, that seems like overkill,” he said, referring to Glens Falls. “We starting to treat them like a branch of military and they’re not.” Funiciello said many say the country is headed for tyranny: “I think a well-armed populace is a warning,” he said. “We need to make sure government is at least wary of us as a population — we have the right to bear arms beyond venison.”


Funiciello said the current system of centralized agriculture needs to be reformed. “Washington decided in the 1950s that we would have a topdown dairy industry in the state and the current state of the farming industry has reflected the change — most of them are dairy,” he said. Funiciello said a century ago, wheat was king and the North Country, which he said was once referred to as “the region’s breadbasket,” was allowed to die in favor of a subsidized system. “When you pay less farmers less than what their output costs, by necessity, you’re reducing them to what is typically referred to as ‘welfare,’” he said. “Call it aid or subsidy or any-

thing you choose — setting up a system that requires government regulation is a means to control all elements of the system.” Funiciello, who spoke to the Valley News from his bakery in Glens Falls, said he likes to use his business as an example of the microeconomy he’d like to reintroduce as a federal representative. Citing a mill in Jefferson County from which he purchases his flour, the candidate said the area is seeing a resurgence of that kind of local production and distribution. “It’s more environmentally sound and this immediate dispersal of food, unbleached and unbromated flours in the region, is something that I cannot get from the Midwest.” Funiciello said the rise of public interests in farmer’s markets for locally grown food has shown the public that they are able to eat locally for the same price. “The growth of this regional economy is something we need to start bolstering by switching to other sustainable farming.Ó Funiciello said the Farm Bill is problematic and no one really understands it. Ò The problem is hundreds of terrible things paired with the two good things: help regulating agencies aid small farmers as they try to assimilate infrastructure rather than being the tyrannical hen that keeps us from developing these new systems,” he said.

Living wage

Funciello said he has spoken at the state senate and assembly on a number of occasions in support of a livable wage and in favor of single-payer health care as well as advocating for a total reform of the stateÕ s corrupt Industrial Development Agencies. “We should be tired of paying subsidies to businesses only to have them lay off 200 workers,” he said. “This is what happens in postNAFTA world and we need to elevate our workers to a level where they can pay own bills and not receive what is typically called ‘welfare.’” Asking corporations to spearhead a change in living standards is something he views as “foxes guarding the henhouse.” See more at

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2013-14 All Valley boys varsity basketball team Captain


Shane Douglas

Chad Lopez

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Ike Tyler Westport

0-13 and 0-17. That was the Keene record near the end of the 2012-13 season and the Westport record in 2011-12. Since, both squads have been piloted by their respective coaches into the Section VII/Class D championship picture, with both teams challenging Moriah (Keene in the semifinals, Westport in the championship game). Both are poised for continued success.

Senior Shane Douglas returns to his role as All Valley team captain after leading the Patriots to the Section VII/Class B finals a year after winning the Class C crown and coming close to defeating the eventual state champs in Lake George. Douglas again led the Valley in scoring with a 13.85 average while hitting 26 three-pointers and 49 from the free throw line.


Nick Arnold Willsboro

After a slow start, the Warrior senior finished second in the Valley in scoring with a 13.37 average. He was also big from the free throw line, connecting there 50 times.

Ryan Davis Westport

The Eagles senior forward averaged 11.38 per game for the Eagles while connecting on a Valley-best 58 shots from the free throw line.

John Goodnough

Colton Venner

The senior forward was the fourth-leading scorer in the Valley with a 12.6 average, while leading all with 110 field goals on the season.

The junior was the leading scorer for the Beavers and third leading in the Valley with a 14 point-per-game average. Venner also converted on 46 free throws this season.

AuSable Valley



Austin Brown

Zach Cosgrove

After missing most of the 2012-13 season with an injury, Brown connected on a Valley-high 44 three-pointers while averaging 12.94 per game.

The senior guard will always remember his 9 three-pointer, 33 point performance against NCCS in sectionals. He connected on a total of 32 three’s while averaging 10.5.


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Brandon Dumas Keene

The junior center patrolled the paint for the Beavers this season, averaging 7.9 points per game.

Hugh Harwood


Harwood, a senior of the Lions squad, was the leader of the team thanks to his hard play on both ends of the floor.

Valley Leaders Scoring

Shane Douglas, AVCS Nick Arnold, Wills Colton Venner, Keene John Goodnough, AVCS Anderson Gay, West Ryan Davis, West Austin Brown, Keene Zach Cosgrove, AVCS

277 254 252 252 243 239 233 210


Anderson Gay Westport

The sophomore guard/forward hit several big shots for the Eagles over the past two seasons. He averaged 11.57 per game this season.

Sam Napper

Kobe Parrow

The sophomore center built off his strong 2012-13 debut season, averaging 8.1 per game while connecting on 30 free throws.

The freshman joined the Patriots rotation and averaged 8.9 points-per-game while hitting 36 free throws.


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Austin Brown, Keene Zach Cosgrove, AVCS Shane Douglas, AVCS Anderson Gay, West

44 32 26 25

Free throws

Ryan Davis, West Nick Arnold, Wills Shane Douglas, AVCS Colton Venner, Keene John Doyle, West

58 50 49 46 40

13.85 13.37 14.00 12.60 11.57 11.38 12.94 10.50

March 22, 2014

BRASS set to meet

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Boquet River Association will hold its annual meeting at the Hand House in Elizabethtown on Monday, April 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ann Holland will be our featured speaker to talk about the Boquet River Management Plan funded by the Department of State. There will be cookies, cheese/crackers, fruit, beverages, etc. Afterward, Alta Jo Longware will present the 2013 projects of the River Association. There will be maps and photographs of our projects. The crowning moment is the awarding of the Friend of the Boquet River, followed by elections for the Board of Directors and officers. BRASS is always looking for volunteers to help us with our clean-up days, tree planting, and community projects. Contact Anita Deming at 962-4810 ext 409 if you would like more information on helping keep the Boquet River a joy for all to use.

Willsboro seeks pre-k applicants

WILLSBORO — Any child living in the Willsboro Central School District that will be four years old by Dec. 1, 2014, is eligible to enroll on pre-kindergarten at the school. Please contact the school nurse at 963-4456, ext. 2-6, to pre-register a child by April 11. Pre-kindergarten screening is scheduled for May 16. The district is also registering any students currently not enrolled for kindergarten. Please contact the school for more information.

Knitting event at AF library

Au SABLE FORKS — The Au Sable Forks Free Library is hosting an ongoing Knitting, Crochet, and Needlecraft get together for folks to combat cabin fever, socialize, and express creativity on Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m.

Indoor stars

ABOVE: The “Blue Aces,” a Westport Youth Commission indoor soccer team with students from third through fifth grade participate, recently participated in the indoor soccer league at the Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh. Pictured, from left, are Grace Reynolds, Olivia Montville, Harlow Bailey, coach Meredith King, Kaleb Petit, Abbey Schwoebel, Ella King, Brody Lobdell, Grayson King, coach Jason Fiegl, Jacob Lawrence, Nathan Petit, Jameson Fiegl, Thea Shaw and Aiden Lobdell. BELOW: The Westport Strikers U-12 indoor soccer team completed a perfect season of league play at the Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh. Members of the team include, from left, Rachel Storey, Mat Pribble, Annette Stephens, Mckenzie Stephens, coach Steve Halloran, Tomasi Vaiciulis, Carter Storey, Maggie Ploufe, Hudson Stephens, Arlo Halloran, Peter Vaiciulis, Blake Liberi (missing are Malina Lawrence and coach Matt Storey). Photos provided

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MORIAH CENTERS, NY In Home Health Care needed, CNA preferred but not necessary, will train. $13.50/hr. PT only, several positions available 3-11, overnights & weekends. Contact Dave 518-637-9398 Leave Message to fill out application, references required. Must be Reliable. Possible drug test.

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HELP WANTED LOCAL THE TOWN OF WESTPORT IS SEEKING applications for lifeguards for the summer season. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications. For further information please call the Town Office at 962-4419. Applications can be found on the town website at Applications must be received in the town office by May 13th. ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS CENTRAL SCHOOL is seeking a Bus Driver/Cleaner and substitute Bus Drivers. Submit a letter of interest and licensure to Scott J. Osborne, Superintendent, P.O. Box 158, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 by March 28, 2014. EOE Seniors 55+ for PT in Ray Brook area 518-963-0886 “Shirley” CAREER TRAINING THE OCEAN CORP. 10840 Rockley Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train for a New Career. *Underwater Welder. Commercial Diver. *NDT/Weld Inspector. Job Placement Assistance. Financial Aid available for those who qualify. 1-800-321-0298. MISCELLANEOUS

APPLIANCES Kenmore Dishwasher, excellent condition, Asking $75. 518-5787818 ELECTRONICS BUNDLE AND SAVE! DIRECTV, INTERNET & PHONE From $69.99/mo. Free 3 months of HBO, starz, SHOWTIME & CINEMAX. FREE GENIE 4-room Upgrade LOCK IN 2 YR Savings. Call 1-800782-3956 DISH TV RETAILER. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available). SAVE! Ask about SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-8264464 FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVORCE $550* No Fault or Regular Divorce. Covers children, property, etc. Only One Signature Required! *Excludes govt. fees. 1800-522-6000 Ext. 100. Baylor & Associates, Inc. Est. 1977 GET CASH NOW for your Annuity or Structured Settlement. Top Dollars Paid. Fast, No Hassle Service! 1-855-512-9227 FOR SALE 2002 COACHMAN MIRADA self contained, 24,840 miles, clean & runs great, Asking $16,800. 518846-7337

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COMPUTER CABINET/WORK DESK. Accommodates entire system. Storage and file drawers. Excel. condition. 60"W, 22"D, 53"H. Pd. $1800.00. Sell $250.00 518962-2799. FRIGIDAIRE 6500 BTU'S AC unit, $200; Consolidated Dutch West wood stove $500; 1 man Pontoon boat $300. 518-708-0678 Kirby Sentria Vac Cleaner, incl shampoo kit, paint sprayer, all attach. Barely used, paid $2400, a steal at $1,000 FIRM, must see. 518-546-4070

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is looking to harvest and purchase standing timber, primarily, Red & White Pine. Willing to pay New York State stumpage prices on all species. $ or % paid. References available. Matt Lavallee 518-645-6351

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236.............Altona/Mooers 251.................North Creek 293.......................Saranac 297...............Rouses Point 298...................Champlain 327.................Paul Smiths 352..............Blue Mt. Lake 358...............Ft. Covington 359................Tupper Lake 483........................Malone 492.................Dannemora 493.................West Chazy 494................Chestertown 497.................Chateaugay 499.....................Whitehall 523..................Lake Placid 529...........................Moria 532..............Schroon Lake 543..........................Hague 546.......Port Henry/Moriah 547........................Putnam 561-566...........Plattsburgh 576....Keene/Keene Valley 581,583,584,587 ..............Saratoga Springs 582....................Newcomb 585................Ticonderoga 594..........Ellenburg Depot 597.................Crown Point 623...............Warrensburg 624...................Long Lake 638............Argyle/Hartford 639......................Fort Ann 642......................Granville 643.............................Peru 644............Bolton Landing 647.............Ausable Forks 648..................Indian Lake 654.........................Corinth 668...............Lake George 695................Schuylerville 735.............Lyon Mountain 746,747..........Fort Edward / Hudson Falls 743,744,745,748,761,792, 793,796,798. . . .Glens Falls 834....................Keeseville 846..........................Chazy 856.............Dickerson Ctr. 873....Elizabethtown/Lewis 891..............Saranac Lake 942......................Mineville 946..................Wilmington 962......................Westport 963...........Willsboro/Essex


247.......................Brandon 372....................Grand Isle 388...................Middlebury 425......................Charlotte 434....................Richmond 438...............West Rutland 453.......Bristol/New Haven 462......................Cornwall 475.........................Panton 482....................Hinesburg 545...................Weybridge 655......................Winooski 658....................Burlington 758........................Bridport 759.......................Addison 654,655,656,657,658,660, 860,862,863,864,865,951, 985....................Burlington 877...................Vergennes 769,871,872,878,879 ..................Essex Junction 893...........................Milton 897....................Shoreham 899......................Underhill 948..........................Orwell 888....................Shelburne


commencing on March 28, 2014. SUMMARY OF TENTATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE BUDGET ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTotal Personnel Services TRICT PUBLIC HEARING 18 - Valley News • CV (Salaries of all Central NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVAdministrative and Su- EN, that the Public Heating And Air HearConditioning LAND LAND LAND Personnel) ing REAL ESTATE pervisory (takes the place of Technician Training! $558,665.00 the Annual Meeting) of 1947 BOY SCOUT CAMP, 5 acre CATSKILL FARM SHORT SALE 30 New York State Land Sale LAND - Fast Track, Hands On, National Employee Re- the KeeneProgram. Central Certification Lifetime Job lake property - $129,900. 7 new ac - $89,900. Big views, spring, GETAWAYTotal BARGAINS 10 &acres, ALTONA, NY tiree Benefits (Benefits School District, Essex Placement. VA Benefits Eligible! 1lake properties. www. LandFirstSalmon River & Pulaski Area: woods, fields, twn rd, utils! 2 hrs 3 BR/2 BA, Single Family Home, of Acres. Central1 Mile AdministraCounty, New York will 877-994-9904 1-888-683-2626 Extreme NYC! Below market! Terms! 1- $13,995, 39 built in 1994, Perfect entertaintive,$89,995, Supervisory Per- be held for the inhabiRiverfront: 71 Acres. 888-431-6404 www.NewYorkLanment home, peaceful country ABUTS STATE LAND 10 acres IMPROVEMENTS sonnel and all Retirees) tants HOME qualified to vote at Oneida Lake Timberlands: $69,995 setting 15 minutes from Platts$29,900 Southern Tier hilltop $2,566,180.00 such meeting in said Discount Cabins Starting @ burgh. Large deck, 28' pool, pafarm, views, fields, woods! EZ HAS Equipment $2,700.00 districtYOUR at theBUILDING school in SHIFTED LENDER ORDERED SALE! 5 acres $200/month Any Site! CALL tio with built in gas grill, 2 car terms! Call 888-905-8847 OR SETTLED? Contact Supplies and Materials Keene Valley on Mon-Woodford POND $29,900. 10 acres Christmas & Associates: 1-800garage with workshop. A MUST Brothers straightening, lev$10,799.00 day, May Inc,for 12, 2014 STREAM $39,900. Gorgeous 229-7843. Owner/Broker SEE 518-570-0896 $105,000 foundation and wood frame ABUTS STATE LAND 10 acres Revenue Note Interest eling, at 7 PM for the purpose So.Tier hilltop setting! Views, repairs at a1-800-OLD-BARN. $29,900. So. Tier hilltop farm, NOTICEterms! OF BOCESTimberland AN- $12,500.00 of presenting budget fields, State Land! Lender Investment 60acres "Not apviews, fields, woods! EZ terms! Contract Expense NUAL MEETING $99,900 Total for the school yearcounty" 1-888-701-1864 www.newyorklanMORRISONVILLE, NY 4 BR/2.5 Managed woodlands, plicable in Queens Call 1-888-701-1864 2014 - 2015. Voting for Please take noticestonewalls, that $192,440.00 BA, Single Family Home, 1,920 views, great hunting! Net Abuts Transfers said budget, and two(2) the BOARD OF COOPERsquare feet, built in 1998, Colonial 2.5 hrs NYC! State (other Land! CATSKILL FARM SHORT SALE 30 REAL ESTATE than capital) school board member, ATIVE EDUCATIONAL New York State Land Sale LAND - Terms avail! Cape, attached 2 car garage, gas ac - $89,900 Big views, spring, will be held on Tuesday, SERVICES OF THE 888-476-4569 SOLE $73,612.00 GETAWAY BARGAINS 10 acres, fireplace, finished basement, large woods, fields, town rd, utils! 2 hrs REMODELED 2 BDRM, .3 ADMINISTRA- $29,000 May 20,2014 between DIS- TOTAL Salmon River & SUPERVISORY Pulaski Area: fenced in backyard with above NYC! Below market! Terms! 888acre,hours Rte. 9, Street, KeeTIVE INVESTMENT BUDGET the of Front 12 noon OF CLINTON-ES$13,995, 39 Acres. TRICT 1 Mile Extreme ground swimming pool on corner TIMBERLAND 60 479-3394 NewYorkLandandLakes.seville, $3,416,896.00 and 8:00NY. PM.Live in or a P/E Ratio SEX-WARREN-WASHRiverfront: $89,995, 71 Acres. lot. Located in Morrisonville in the acres - $99,900. Managed wooodcom of 5 to IS1 HEREBY investment. (Compensation Dis- NOTICE Oneida Lake Timberlands: GIV- 518-335- Saranac School District. Great INGTON$69,995COUNTIES lands, stonewalls, views,of great 6904 tricthrsSuperintendent of EN, that copies of the Discount Cabins (Champlain Starting Valley @ Edu- 2.5 Family Neighborhood. $229,500 Need A Dependable Car? hunting! NYC! Abuts State $200/month - Any Site! CALL Services)Land! Call 518-726-0828 Dfirenut@gSchools) proposed budget cational will Terms avail! 1-888-6501 ACRE OF LANDincludat Wood Rd., Check Out The Classifieds. Christmas & Associates: State Salary $43,499.00 ing anChazy, estimate of the hold the 1-800annual meeting 9199 West NY, close to schools, Call 1-518-873-6368 Ext. 201 229-7843. Owner/Broker CVES Salary amount of money which of the members of the nice location. Please call 518-493will be more required for Boards of Education PROFESSIONAL of $122,263.00 2478 for information. SERVICES school purposes, excluits component school Social Security sive of public monies, districts on Wednesday, $9,658.00 $349 - Uncontested diTeacher Retirement mayADIRONDACK be obtained “BY during April 9, 2014, at DIVORCE 7:30 OWNER” vorce papers prepared. Includes p.m., at the Instructional $21,433.00 seven(7) days imme1000+ photo Services Center poorin person Health application/waives & Life Insurance diately preceding listings of local the realAnestate for government fees, if approved. One Plattsburgh. The Board $16,825.00 nualsale,Meeting/Vote ex-& timevacation rentals signature required. Separation of Cooperative Educa- Unemployment Insur- cept Saturdays, Sunshares. Owners: List with us for tional Services agreements will anceavailable. $734.00 Make Didays, Holidays, at Visit the on-line only or $299 per year. Super Store Classifieds vorce Easy – 518-274-0380. present its tentative ad- Workers' Compensation Keene Central School or call Call 1-800-989-4237 ministrative, capital and $734.00 from 9AM 518-891-9919 to 3PM. program budgets for Disability NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVAUTOMOTIVE Insurance 2014-15 to the members $0.00 EN, that applications for BUILDING ballots AND can LOT bein Moriah of the Boards of Educa- SUMMARY OF TENTA- absentee 1.3+ acres,and paved driveway, town $21 Car Insurance Instant Quote tion of component TIVE CAPITAL BUDGET obtained must be “We’re more than a newspaper, water and to sewer. Can be All CreditTransfer Types -To Find Out IfFund You school districts in -attenCapital submitted the Clerk of used for We’re a community service.” residential commercial, Qualify - $130,000.00 As Low As $21/Month. NOTICE OF QUALIFICAdance at such Annual the District,and/or Cynthia Asking $45,000. 518-546-3568 (888)Rental 291-2920.of TION OF LAKE PLACID Meeting, for theirCallreFacilities Summo, no later than FDS 708956, LLC. App. view. The following are $205,031.00 May 5, 2014 if ballot is for Auth. filed with Secy. summaries of the tenta- TOTAL CAPITAL BUD- to be mailed OR no later of State of NY (SSNY) tive administrative, capi- GET $335,031.00 than May 12, 2014 if 2/7/14. Office location: tal and program bud- SUMMARY OF TENTA- ballot is to be acquired Essex County. LLC gets. The amounts stat- TIVE PROGRAM BUD- in person. The Clerk formed in North Carolina ed are based on current GET may accept absentee (NC) on 1/22/14. SSNY estimates and may be Occupational Instruction ballots until 5 PM only, designated as agent of subject to change. $9,145,330.00 May 20,2014. LLC upon whom proCopies of the complete Instruction of Students NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, Disabilities cess against it may be that the petitions nomitentative administrative, with served. SSNY shall mail capital and program $9,613,313.00 nating the candidates for Itinerant Services process to: c/o Capitol budgets will be available the office of the Board of Services, Inc., 1218 for inspection by the $2,890,536.00 Education must be filed General Instruction Central Ave., Ste. 100, between the public with the Clerk of the Dis- HANOVER/PORTLAND, $844,909.00 hours of 9 a.m. and 3 trict not later than April LLC, Application for Au- Albany, NY 12205. NC Support 15, 2014. p.m. in the Administra- Instructional thority filed with SSNY address of LLC: 3735-B Petition tive Office of the District $2,580,843.00 forms are available at on 01/22/14. Cert. of Beam Road, Charlotte, Services Superintendent of Other filed in NC 28217. Arts. of Org. the office of the Superin- Formation tendent. The following filed with NC Secy. of Champlain Valley Educa- $5,391,657.00 Delaware on 06/25/04. tional Services, 518 Ru- TOTAL PROGRAM BUD- vacancies are to be filled Office Location: Essex State, PO Box 29622, NOTICE OF FORMATION on the Board of Educa- County, SSNY designat- Raleigh, NC 27626. Purgar Street, Plattsburgh, GET $30,466,588.00 LEGALS OF LIMITED LIABILITY commencing on March pose: any lawful act or TOTAL CVES BUDGET tion: ed as agent of LLC upon NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- COMPANY. $34,218,515.00 EXPIRED TERM - incum- whom process against it activity. 28, 2014. NAME: Adirondack Tim- SUMMARY OF TENTA- VN-3/22,4/5/2014-2TCTION OF 100 SOUTH bent, Teresa Cheetham- may be served. SSNY VN-2/22-3/29/2014BROADWAY, LLC. Ficti- bre LLC. Articles of Or- TIVE ADMINISTRATIVE shall mail a copy of pro- 6TC-39014 Palen - term expires on 40945 ganization filed NY Sec. BUDGET tious name: 100 South cess to: The LLC, 19 6/30/17. MOUNTAIN MEDICAL State (SSNY) Total Personnel Services Broadway Irvington, of ANNUAL SCHOOL DIS- EXPIRED TERM - incum- Benedict Pl., Greenwich, SERVICES, PLLC, a doLLC. Authority filed with 2/7/2014. Office in Es- (Salaries of all Central TRICT PUBLIC HEARING CT 06830 . The address bent, David Craig - term Secy. of State of NY sex Co. SSNY desig. of the office required to mestic PLLC, Arts. of Administrative and Su- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- expires on 6/30/17. (SSNY) on 3/11/14. Of- agent of LLC upon pervisory Personnel) EN, that the Public Hear- The petitions must be be maintained in the ju- Org. filed with the SSNY on 5/5/2004. Office lowhom process may be fice location: Essex $558,665.00 ing (takes the place of directed to the Clerk of risdiction of its forma- cation: Essex County. County. LLC formed in served. SSNY shall mail Total Employee & Re- the Annual Meeting) of the District, Cynthia tion is: 1209 Orange St., California (CA) on copy of process to 7847 Wilmington, DE 19801. SSNY is designated as tiree Benefits (Benefits the Keene Central Summo, must be signed agent upon whom pro2/28/14. SSNY desig- US RT 9, Elizabethtown, by at least twenty-five The name and address of Central Administra- School District, Essex cess against the PLLC nated as agent of LLC NY 12932. Purpose: Any tive, Supervisory Per- County, New York will (25) qualified voters of of the Secretary of State lawful purpose, includ- sonnel and all Retirees) be held for the inhabi- the district, and must in its jurisdiction of or- may be served. SSNY upon whom process shall mail process to: ing publishing and dis- $2,566,180.00 against it may be served. tants qualified to vote at state the name and resi- ganization where a copy The PLLC, 1927 Saranac tributing books and mu- Equipment $2,700.00 SSNY shall mail process of its Certificate of Fordence of the candidate. such meeting in said Ave., Ste. 100, Lake sic. to: 100 South Broadway, Supplies and Materials district at the school in BY ORDER OF THE mation is filed is Secre- Placid, NY 12946. PurIrvington, NY 10533. VN-3/8-4/12/2014-6TCtary of State of $10,799.00 Keene Valley on Mon- BOARD OF EDUCATION Address to be main- 39956 Revenue Note Interest day, May 12, 2014 Cynthia Summo, Clerk of Delaware, 401 Federal pose: Medicine. tained in CA: 27162 Sea St., Ste.4, Dover, DE VN-3/22-4/26/2014$12,500.00 the District at 7 PM for the purpose 6TC-41688 Vista Dr., Malibu, CA NOTICE OF BOCES AN- Total Contract Expense 19901. Dated: March 5, 2014 of presenting a budget 90265. Arts of Org. filed Purpose: to engage in NOTICE OF FORMATION $192,440.00 VNNUAL MEETING for the school year with the CA Secy. of Please take notice that Net Transfers (other 2014 - 2015. Voting for 3/22,4/5,4/19,5/3/2014any lawful act. OF P & H PARTNERS, State, 1500 11th St., 3rd the BOARD OF COOPER- than capital) VN-2/15-3/22/2014LLC. said budget, and two(2) 4TC-40947 Fl., Sacramento, CA ATIVE 6TC-38177 $73,612.00 Articles of organization EDUCATIONAL school board member, 95814. Purpose: any ADMINISTRA- will be held on Tuesday, BOREAS BAY CAMP, filed with the Secretary SERVICES OF THE SOLE TOTAL LLC, Arts of Org filed lawful activities. BUDGET of State of N.Y. (SSNY) SUPERVISORY DIS- TIVE May 20,2014 between with SSNY on 02/19/14. VN-3/22-4/26/2014on 2/26/14. Office locaTRICT OF CLINTON-ES- $3,416,896.00 the hours of 12 noon NOTICE OF FORMATION Off. Loc.: Essex County, 6TC-41542 (Compensation of Dis- and 8:00 PM. tion: Essex County. SEX-WARREN-WASHOF HP & HG PARTSSNY designated as SSNY has been desigINGTON COUNTIES trict Superintendent of NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- agent of LLC upon NERS, LLC. 26 POV LLC, Arts of Org nated as agent of the (Champlain Valley Edu- Schools) EN, that copies of the Articles of organization filed with SSNY on whom process against it State Salary $43,499.00 proposed budget includ- may be served. SSNY filed with the Secretary LLC upon which process 01/06/14. Office Loca- cational Services) will CVES Salary ing an estimate of the against it may be served. tion: Essex County, hold the annual meeting shall mail a copy of pro- of State of N.Y. (SSNY) $122,263.00 SSNY shall mail process of the members of the amount of money which on 2/26/14. Office locaSSNY designated as cess to: The LLC, 16 Security to the LLC, P.O. Box Boards of Education of Social will be required for Calkinstown agent of LLC upon Rd., tion: Essex County. 208, 2699 Main Street, $9,658.00 its component school school purposes, excluSSNY has been desigwhom process against it Teacher Retirement sive of public monies, Sharon, CT 06069. PurLake Placid, NY 12946. nated as agent of the may be served. SSNY districts on Wednesday, $21,433.00 pose: to engage in any Purpose: Any lawful acApril 9, 2014, at 7:30 may be obtained during LLC upon which process shall mail a copy of prolawful act. Health & Life Insurance tivity. the seven(7) days imme- VN-3/1-4/5/2014-6TCagainst it may be served. cess to: The LLC, PO p.m., at the Instructional $16,825.00 VN-3/8-4/12/2014-6TCCenter in diately preceding the An- 39447 SSNY shall mail process Box 1260, Alpine, NJ Services Unemployment Insur40250 nual Meeting/Vote exto the LLC, P.O. Box 07620. Purpose: to en- Plattsburgh. The Board ance $734.00 of Cooperative Educacept Saturdays, Sun- NOTICE OF FORMATION 208, 2699 Main Street, THE ELIZABETHTOWN gage in any lawful act. tional Services will Workers' Compensation days, or Holidays, at the OF LIMITED LIABILITY Lake Placid, NY 12946. VN-2/15-3/22/2014PLANNING BOARD and $734.00 present its tentative adKeene Central School COMPANY. NAME: Purpose: Any lawful ac- Elizabethtown 6TC-38176 Town Insurance ministrative, capital and Disability from 9AM to 3PM. FREESTYLE CUISINE tivity. Board will hold a Special program budgets for $0.00 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- LLC. Articles of Organi- VN-3/8-4/12/2014-6TCNOTICE OF FORMATION meeting on Wednesday, SUMMARY OF TENTA- EN, that applications for OF LIMITED LIABILITY 2014-15 to the members zation were filed with the 40249 March 26 at 7pm at the of the Boards of Educa- TIVE CAPITAL BUDGET absentee ballots can be Secretary of State of COMPANY (LLC) Town Hall. The Planning Transfer To Capital Fund of component obtained and must be New York (SSNY) on Name: Adirondack Com- tion Board and Planning submitted to the Clerk of 02/10/14. Office locamunications Sites, LLC school districts in atten- $130,000.00 Consultant will present Rental of Facilities NOTICE OF QUALIFICAdance at such Annual the District, Cynthia Articles of Organization tion: Essex County. the Draft of the ElizaTION OF LAKE PLACID Meeting, for their re- $205,031.00 Summo, no later than filed with the Secretary SSNY has been desigbethtown ComprehenTOTAL CAPITAL BUDFDS 708956, LLC. App. view. The following are May 5, 2014 if ballot is of State of New York nated as agent of the sive Plan to the Town GET $335,031.00 for Auth. filed with Secy. summaries of the tentato be mailed OR no later (SSNY) on 2/19/2014 LLC upon whom proBoard for review. The of State of NY (SSNY) meeting is open to the tive administrative, capi- SUMMARY OF TENTA- than May 12, 2014 if cess against it may be Office Location: Essex TIVE PROGRAM BUD2/7/14. Office location: tal and program budballot is to be acquired County. The SSNY is served. public. Essex County. LLC VN-3/22/2014-1TCin person. The Clerk designated as agent of gets. The amounts stat- GET SSNY shall mail a copy Occupational Instruction ed are based on current may accept absentee the LLC upon whom of process to the LLC, formed in North Carolina 41545 $9,145,330.00 (NC) on 1/22/14. SSNY ballots until 5 PM only, 2126 Saranac Avenue, process against it may estimates and may be Instruction of Students designated as agent of NOTICE OF FORMATION to change. May 20,2014. be served. SSNY shall subject Lake Placid, New York with Disabilities LLC upon whom pro- OF LIMITED LIABILITY NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, 12946. Purpose: For any mail a copy of any pro- Copies of the complete cess against it may be COMPANY (LLC) tentative administrative, $9,613,313.00 that the petitions nomi- lawful purpose. cess to the LLC at: P.O. Itinerant Services served. SSNY shall mail Name: capital and program Stony Point nating the candidates for VN-3/22-4/26/2014Box 6, Elizabethtown, $2,890,536.00 process to: c/o Capitol House LLC Articles of the office of the Board of 6TC-4173 NY 12932. Purpose: To budgets will be available General Instruction Services, Inc., 1218 Organization filed with Education must be filed engage in any lawful act for inspection by the $844,909.00 Central Ave., Ste. 100, the Secretary of State of public between the with the Clerk of the Dis- HANOVER/PORTLAND, or activity. Instructional Support hours of 9 a.m. and 3 trict not later than April LLC, Application for Au- Albany, NY 12205. NC New York (SSNY) on VN-3/22-4/26/2014thority filed with SSNY address of LLC: 3735-B 2/18/2014 Office Locap.m. in the Administra- $2,580,843.00 15, 2014. Petition 6TC-41528 Other Services tive Office of the District forms are available at on 01/22/14. Cert. of Beam Road, Charlotte, tion: Essex County. The $5,391,657.00 filed in NC 28217. Arts. of Org. SSNY is designated as Superintendent of NEED MORE BUSINESS? the office of the Superin- Formation Ya Gotta Advertise In The filed with NC Secy. of agent of the LLC upon Delaware on 06/25/04. Champlain Valley Educa- TOTAL PROGRAM BUD- tendent. The following GET $30,466,588.00 VALLEY NEWS tional Services, 518 Ruvacancies are to be filled State, PO Box 29622, whom process against it Office Location: Essex gar Street, Plattsburgh, TOTAL CVES BUDGET on the Board of Educa- County, SSNY designat- Raleigh, NC 27626. Pur- may be served. SSNY $34,218,515.00 pose: any lawful act or shall mail a copy of any commencing on March tion: ed as agent of LLC upon VN-3/22,4/5/2014-2TC28, 2014. EXPIRED TERM - incum- whom process against it activity. process to the LLC at: SUMMARY OF TENTA- 40945 bent, Teresa Cheetham- may be served. SSNY VN-2/22-3/29/20143174 Essex Road, Wills-

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: Stony Point House LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/18/2014 Office Location: Essex County. The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 3174 Essex Road, Willsboro, NY 12996 Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. VN-3/22-4/26/20146TC-41687 THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Moriah Union Cemetery Association will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Mount Moriah Presbyterian Church,19 Church St, Port Henry, NY at 6 pm, at which time the election of Directors and all Association business will take place. TT,VN-3/15-3/22/20142TC-41163 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF UPYOURTELESALES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/28/14. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: P.O. Box 42, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Dorian Lynn Hidy at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Provide sales and marketing services. VN-3/15-4/19/20146TC-40934 WHITEFACE WOODCUTTERS LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/3/14. Office location: Essex County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Christopher Kostoss, 5926 NYS Rte. 86, Wilmington, NY 12997. General Purpose. VN-3/8-4/12/2014-6TC40252

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