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Burgher boys solid for next hoops season Five cor e members of the team will be graduating in June, but the 2011-2012 Bur ghers have some promising players. See the story on page 16.
Snowstorm, Health Dept. didn’t deter Bands ‘N Beans
By Thom Randall
firstname.lastname@example.org LAKE GEORGE — Lake Geor ge Arts Pr oject Executive Director John Strong is no stranger to challenges, having presided over many events and concerts over three decades. Sunday’s Bands and Beans festival, the 30th annual for the Arts Pr oject, however, pr ovided a triple whammy of potential problems. Late last week, 30 see BANDS ‘N BEANS, page 7
W’burg to cut staff, JV sports
WCS faces $1.26M cut in state aid
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email@example.com WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Central School District faculty and staf f may be cut by as many as 12 fulltimers this coming school year , if pr oposals in a draft budget document released by the school this week are implemented. The proposal also calls for eliminating all Junior Varsity sports and the school’s cheerleading program. The document was r eleased by school administration to the members of the WCS Board of Education’s Budget Committee and the Citizens BudgetAdvisory Committee. These two groups are to meet at 6 p.m. March 14 and discuss the proposals. The draft cuts are in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget, which would cut $1.26 million fr om Warrensburg’s state aid compared to the current year. The school district’s budget faces additional pressure in light of spiraling costs for fuel, incre ases in faculty and staff pay, including pensions and health care. Without these new pr oposed cuts, it is estimated that Warrensburg S chool D istrict r esidents w ould s ee t heir taxes rise by about 18 percent. see JV SPORTS, page 15
School districts expecting severe budget shortfalls By Thom Randall
Abbi Cheney of Warrensburg takes a zippy trip downhill Monday March 7 after her father Christopher Cheney gave her a push. M ore than a f oot of snow fell in Warrensburg March 6 and 7, and childr en were rewarded with the day off from school — and homeowners spent many hours digging out.
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Winter retains grip on region By Thom Randall
The snowfall of 15 to 30 inches was accompanied by winds of up to 30 miles per firstname.lastname@example.org hour and freezing rain. Vehicles slid of f roadways or wer e abanWARRENSBURG — A heavy late-winter doned at roadside as state, county and local storm buried the Adirondacks Monday March 7 with a thick blanket of snow , highway department employees worked overtime to keep the roads passable. prompting traf fic nightmar es, closur e of Various municipalities declared snow schools and businesses, and loss of power to see SNOWSTORM, page 16 thousands of homes.
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Warrensburg Town Court Report
Court hears marijuana and DWI cases Feb. 16: Judge Mindy Fisk presiding • The case of Ethan D. Bonner, 26, of Albany was adjourned to March 9. He is accused of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana based on traf fic stop at 4:36 p.m. Feb. 16 on Rte. 9. Police said they found a clear plastic Baggie containing marijuana and a smoking pipe containing marijuana residue. • The case of Pauline V. Buckler, 50, of RidgeAve. in Warrensburg was adjourned to Marc h 9. She is accused of failing to attend a Victims Impact Panel session and failing to complete a substance evaluation routine. These programs were related to a conditional discharge on a recent Driving While Intoxicated charge. • The case of Thomas Millington, 24, state Rte. 28 in aW rrensburg, was adjourned to Marc h 9. He is accused of second-degre e Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, based on a traffic stop at 3:04 p.m. Feb. 20 on state Rte. 9. • The case of Christina F . Bur ch, 31, Johnson Rd. in Adirondack, NY was adjourned to March 19. She is accused of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, based on what police found when they responded to a vehicle crash at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 17. • David A. Goodell, 33, of Hudson Falls was granted a Conditional Dischar ge on a charge of second-degree Aggravated Harassment based on a Jan. 12 incident. Police said he contacted a Warrensburg woman and her daughter by telephone numerous times after he had been told to have no more contact with them. • Adjourned to March 9 were the cases of Delila Fish, Kevin Pickett, Jamie Carpenter, and Kenneth Wilkins. The case of James Cutler was adjourned to an indefinite date. A warrant was issued for Clifford Johnson IV, and the case of John Peluso II was transferred to county court.
Historical society elects directors James Ligon of Thurman talked about his work constructing cover ed bridges. In April, the Society conducted its Artifacts Nights. In late summer, Michael Kudish pr esented a talk on the Warrensburg Branch of the Adirondack Railr oad at the Museum in August and just r ecently, Mike Pr escott conducted an “armchair paddle” of the Schroon River. In August, the Society also held their annual, ever-popular Sticky W icket Cr oquet Competition & Picnic at the Warrensburg Fish Hatchery. This is the Society’s primary fundraiser when the town’s businesses demonstrate their support of the group’s efforts to pr eserve the
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town’s history. October was a busy month for the Historical Society , group officials said. In addition to their annual Graveyard Walks and Dinner with the Dead, the Society hosted Warren County History Day at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History Museum, open to all historical societies in the county. The Warrensburgh Historical Society publishes a Quarterly and a calendar , and operates the W arrensburgh Museum of Local History for the T own of W arrensburg. Membership information can be found on the Society Web site at www.whs12885.org or by calling 623-2207.
WARRENSBURG — The annual meeting of the W arrensburgh Historical Society was held recently at Grace’s Restaurant. Paul Gilchrist, president of the Society, conducted the meeting. In addition to an overview of the past year ’s activities and the pr esentation of committee r eports, a slate of nominees for dir ectors was pr esented to members for their appr oval. Terms are for two years. Nominated for six vacancies wer e incumbents Dennis Martinez and Paul Gilchrist, plus Peggy Knowles, Gary Bivona, John Cleveland and Debbie Toolan, and John Franchini. Outgoing dir ectors Rosemary Maher and John Hastings completed the maximum of thr ee consecutive terms, and Valerie Forsythe and Delbert Chambers chose not to accept re-nomination. The Historical Society hosted several pr ograms during 2010. In Mar ch,
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Local artists’ work to be raffled As part of their continuing efforts to fund a summer mission trip, W arrensburg’s Church of the Holy Cr oss Youth Gr oup is hosting an art raf fle in April. Local artists including Pat Sullivan, Mor gan Harris, Beth Hayes and Damian Hayes have contributed original pieces. A signed and framed Cate Mandigo print has also been donated by Cooper LeCount Real Estate. These artworks will be on display fr om Mar ch 14 through March 24 at Willows Bistro on Main St. in W arrensburg. An artists’ r eception will be held fr om 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the day the exhibit opens. Plans call for the drawing to be held at 4 p.m. April 10 in the Chur ch of the Holy Cross’ parish hall. The event is to include deserts and r efreshments. One raf fle ticket for each piece will be sold. Each ticket at $75 guarantees a piece of art valued at $125 to $150. The Holy Cr oss Youth Group is raising money to attend a work mission trip sponsored by Youth Works, a national y outh m ission o rganization. For two years, youths from around the nation have attended missions her e in Warrensburg b ased a t H oly Cross Church.
Mabel Thomas to celebrate 100th All citizens in the area are welcome to attend a celebration of Mabel Thomas' 100th
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School budget input sought The next budget formation meeting for the W arrensburg Central School District has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. Monday , Mar ch 14, followed by the monthly WCS Boar d of Education meeting at 7 p.m. in the Warrensburg Central High School library.
Authors slated for Willows Bistro Those with an inter est in literary works are invited to this month’s Second Thursday Readings at W illows Bistro, to occur 2:30 p.m. March 10. All are welcome to join the gathering and chat with writers in this cozy, setting at 3740 Main St. in Warrensburg. Regional authors reading this month include Doug Deneen of W arrensburg, memoir; Helen Holoda of Diamond Point, poetry; Lee Merr ett of Queensbury , memoir; Lisa Shumek of Thurman, poetry . Refr eshments will be available. Willows Bistr o is located at 3749 Main Str eet, W arrensburg. Those wishing to sign up to r ead at futur e events may stop in and leave names with pr oprietor Deb-
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Museum hosts stock car exhibit
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is continuing to pr esent a special exhibit, “Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park” which was located behind the pr esent Ashes Hotel. The exhibit includes historic photos and news reports of races in the mid-1950s through well into the 1960s, as well as a set of flags used at the races, and a brief movie depicting the action. The museum’s ongoing exhibits cover the history of Warrensburg, f rom t he g lacial period to the pr esent. Segments include industrial development and the establishment of chur ches, schools and government. Visitors can learn about the founding fathers of the town, and the individuals who were responsible for the creation of local industries that employed mor e than 1,000 people in the late 19th and early 20th century. Regular museum hours are 1 to 4 p.m. W ednesdays and Sundays. Admission is free, and the museum is fully accessible for thos e with mobility challenges. Various wheelchairs are available. The museum is located in the local V .F.W. building at 3754 Main St. The entrance and parking ar e located at the rear. For mor e information, contact Steve Parisi, museum director, at 623-2207.
Americana roots band to perform A free concert featuring an acoustic band named The Nellys will be held Friday , March 18 at the Stony Creek Town Hall. Sponsored by the Stony Creek Free Library, the con-
Paige Eaton draws the winning 50/50 ticket with help from Warrensburg music teacher Denise Foster during the Central Adirondack School Music Association Winter Festival at the Warrensburg Elementary School March 5. Photo by John Gereau
cert is to begin at 7 p.m. The Nellys are a alt-country band of the Americana roots genr e. The band is driven by singer -songwriters Kar en Gilpin on guitar and banjo, plus Peggy Lecuyer on mandolin and harmonica. This duo threads stunning harmonies throughout their songs. They ar e joined by Gene Lemme on stand-up bass and Kevin Maul on the dobro guitar and vocals. Also note ther e will be a dog sled demonstration at 10 a.m. S aturday, M arch 1 9 a t the Stony Cr eek Town Hall. This event is also sponsored by the Stony Cr eek Fr ee Library.
Prominent CEO headlines benefit The Annual Scott Remington & Friends Spinal Cord Benefit is set for Saturday, Mar ch 26 at Jimbo’s Club off state Rte. 8 in Brant Lake. Proceeds are to benefit the Christopher Reeves Foundation for spinal cor d research. The event’s guest speaker is Reeves Foundation founder Henry Stifel, former CEO of Xer ox of Canada. Stifel’s s on H enry S tifel I II was paralyzed from a spinal cord injury following a 1982 automobile accident. Admission is $30 per person, and it includes a for a pasta dinner are $30 per person. Tickets, which must be
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John Earl not only co-exist, but tr uly appreciate what they do for one another, she said. “Somehow, year -round residents and business owners should love each other , because we have a fabulous tax rate, wonderful schools, and efficient services.” Those aspects she praised are the r easons Perry and Earl say they should stay in office. Earl, a thr ee-term tr ustee and the village’s Deputy Mayor, cites a level tax rate, financial stability, and various accomplishments involving upgraded village infrastructure as r easons he should be returned to office. “We’ve kept the tax rate extremely low with an average annual incr ease of 2.3 percent over the past 10 years — it’s a far lower increase than other ar ea municipalities,” he said. Earl said he feels the village board has routinely addressed the concerns of citizens, balancing the interests of businesses and r esidents; plus the tr ustees ar e committed to sharing information with the public. “As a boar d, we have a good r ecord of r esolving people’s problems and keeping them happy ,” he said. “Also, our boar d is very transparent and accessible.” Ray Perry, completing his first four-year term, said he was adept at balancing the needs of residents and business owners, because he owns two businesses on Canada Str eet, plus he’s a year-round resident. Perry is an owner of Pablo's Burrito
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Ray Perry ments on the Western side of Canada St. and an ef fort to cut down on needless light pollution fr om omni-dir ectional str eetlights —and he’d like to see such projects through. But Kirkpatrick, who for years has worked o establish a Business Impr ovement District, said she’d like to see some changes. mor e accommodating attitudes toward commer cial pr operty owners is vital, she said. “I’d like to encourage people to be mor e involved in the process of developing Lake George codes and r egulations, she said, adding that she’d like to be a part of assuring that such laws ar e enforced with equality. “I don’t see a consistency in planning and zoning,” she said. “Some things ar e okay in one place but not in another. — they should be fair across the board.” Perry said the zoning and planning r egulations wer e fair, well enforced, and they “raised the bar” for developments, and thus boosted the quality of life for all. Kirkpatrick also said that government spending needs more scr utiny, citing that Lake Geor ge Village is now nearly $9 million in debt. But Earl characterized such debt as quite r easonable, citing the village’s stability and superior bond rating. Kirkpatrick added she’d like to promote a new unity. “I owe owe it to many parents to do everything I can to revitalize the village and get it back to the way I r emember,” she said.
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No need to drag ACLU into prayer debate
or millions of Americans, prayer—public or private—is an important part of their lives. It’s a form of intimate communications between self and deity. Americans of faith pray and worship in many ways a nd places—chur ches, mosques, synagogues, or ashrams, to name a few. Yet, for a vocal number of Americans, prayer does not belong in the public spher e; it belongs behind closed doors. Last week’s V ermont Town Meeting Day event in the Town of Franklin produced one of the more interesting happenings to occur in years. It took only one resident, a voter, to get a town and an entir e state talking about the issue of public prayer . With a single action, one meeting attendee placed this contr oversial topic fr ont and center in Vermont. Last January, a similar incident happened in Elizabethtown, N.Y . Some folks got riled up when Essex County Clerk Joe Pr ovoncha, a Catholic lay minister, led the Essex County Board of Supervisors in public prayer . In that case, the board cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s Marsh v . Chambers case of 1983. The Court ruled that beginning a legislative meeting with a prayer is protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the pr ecedent goes back to 1774 when the Continental Congr ess began its sessions with a prayer. Last week, it was Marilyn Hackett of Franklin, Vt., who challenged public prayer. She decided that—after warning Town Moderator Tim Magnant to stop leading a prayer befor e the start of every town meeting—it was time to call in the big guns. With the help of the Vermont chapter of the ACLU, Hackett is suing the town and Magnant. “Article 3 of the V ermont Constitution guarantees that no one may be compelled to attend or support r eligious worship,” said Julie Kalish, an ACLU attorney r epresenting Hackett. “The problem is that the defendants insist upon including prayer as part of town meeting even though voters like Ms. Hackett must attend town meeting in or der to vote on all the warned items.” Couldn’t Ms. Hackett and Mr. Magnant have sat down and reasoned out a solution rather than call in ACLU
lawyers to attract attention? Isn’t r eligious speech fr ee speech? Does Marsh v. Chambers apply to Town Meeting gatherings as it does to legislative meetings? As we have seen in a variety of cases across the nation, definitions about free speech and religious expression in America have been shifting for mor e than 200 years. Conservative voices have frequently accused the ACLU of selective reasoning—turning a deaf ear to r eligious people when their civil liberties ar e abused. While the ACLU is a liberal org anization and a str ong defender of chur chstate separation, it has also been a friend of chur ches and people of faith under assault. Yet we never hear about these kinds of ACLU cases. Here’s an abridged list, courtesy of blogger Sean Aqui, that supports a side of the ACLU we rarely hear about: 2004: The Indiana ACLU defended the rights of a Baptist minister to preach his message on public streets. 2003: The ACLU of Rhode Island supported the rights of car olers to sing outside a women’s prison on Christmas Eve. The prison of ficials backed down and agr eed to let the car oling take place. 2002: The ACLU of Massachusetts filed a brief supporting the right of the Church of the Good News to run highly visible advertisements criticizing the secularization of Christmas, and promoting Christianity as the “one tr ue religion,” after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency r efused to allow the ads on subways. There may never be a final solution to the 200-year -old plus battle over defining fr eedom of speech and r eligious expression in the public square in America. And maybe that’s as the Founders intended. For as Pr esident U.S. Grant said to Congr ess about the issue in 1875, “Let’s declare church and state forever separate and distinct, but each free within their proper spheres.” This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Lindsay Yandon, Fred Herbst, Lou Varricchio, Keith Lobdell, Jeremiah Papineau, Sarah Cronk, Andy Flynn and John Gereau. Comments may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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scenario. any people argue that we have Let us look at two alternative scenarios the best medical care in the and ask if the outcome would have been the world here in the U.S. They same. point to the major medical centers, the exFirst scenario: If the incident took place in cellent medical research and the fact that the exact same location and cir cumstances, people come from all over the world to acbut instead of the congresswoman being the cess care in some of our specialty hospivictim, it was a teenage male working part tals. time at the grocery store and bringing carts Recently, the tragic events in T ucson, inin from the parking lot. In addicluding the head wound suftion, let us assume he is the son fered by Congresswoman Gifof undocumented immigrants. ford, showed the ability to In such a case, he would pro bsave a life fr om what we ably have been attended to at would all consider a devastatthe scene the same way and ing injury. Not only did Ms. transported to the same hospital Gifford survive the gunshot but fr om ther e on the situation wound, but all indications are would likely change. Because he that she is making significant does not have insurance, he may progress in her curr ent r ehaor may not have gotten the same bilitation pr ogram. Certainly level of attention. His car e that story demonstrates amazwould likely have been by the ing medical technology and David G. Welch, M.D. resident house staff and not the care. Thoughts from staff surgeons. The case of Ms. Gif ford, Behind the Stethoscope More importantly , once stahowever, makes a good case ble, there would have been a mastudy. Ther e ar e several factors that came together that allowed for the jor effort to move him out of the hospital but not likely to a rehab facility since there was excellent outcome in that case. First of all, the incident occurred in a very no way to pay for the rehab. Is this the same public location with many people ar ound, quality of care? Second scenario. Let us assume we have some of whom had first-aid experience and one of our local congressmen injured in the were able to pr ovide immediate car e. Secsame way but that the incident occurred in ond, ther e was rapid r esponse by a welltrained EMT service, and she was transport- a small upstate New York town such as Chestertown or Long Lake. ed r apidly t o a m ajor u niversity h ospital In such a situation, ther e may have been with a tertiary care trauma center. At that fasimilar first-aid available at the scene, but cility, ther e wer e physicians and teams trained in dealing with head trauma of the after that everything is different. type she suf fered. Thir d, she had excellent insurance. These factors cr eate the perfect
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The local post office in a small town is not just a postal service, it is a rallying point where friends and neighbors meet at a daily level, to collect the mail of course, but also to discuss local and To the Adirondack Journal: sometimes, state and national concerns. Communities throughout the nation We have been told that ther e is no are str uggling with policy-making r eway the U.S. Postal Service can give us back what we have lost: our local post garding bullying. Parents, schools, and office. What we will get, most likely, is communities are teaching and encoura bunch of cluster boxes with no peraging our children to stand up togethsonality or warmth of spirit whatsoever against bullies. er. Frank McCoy , Lake Geor ge T own In my lifetime I have been a teacher Board Supervisor, appears to be exand a volunteer fir eman, constantly empt. McCoy’s behavior confirmed barraged by well-meaning politicians this at the Feb. 14 town board meeting. from the city who impose their imperHe verbally attacked Mike Seguljic, sonal ways of life upon us, because Post Star citizen of the year 2010, and they either don’t understand that the outspoken advocate for pr oper devel“one size fits all” appr oach is seriousopment. Does this mean that bullying ly flawed, or they just think we should is acceptable at public meetings if it learn to live like they do. They think helps squelch the public’s comments? To the Adirondack Journal: we’d be better off. What happened to role models? In no case, we have been better off. To: An unnamed r epresentative of As McCoy ranted at Mr. Seguljic, not I would urge those in charge to think the U.S. Postal Service: one boar d member attempted to stop through the decision to never reinstate The very fact that I do not know who the bullying behavior, and one actualthe local post of fice at 12943 again. ly exacerbated the situation. I must ad- I am writing to points out how imperThere is enough anger in this town that mit, I didn’t speak up either although I sonal human relations in our country the people will not be appeased easily. would likely have aggravated the situ- have become. My wife and I are in our 70s now, and ation further. I did however follow up Alden “Chuck” Dumas with calls to all of the town boar d mem- we h ave l ived i n s mall t owns a ll o ur Keene Valley lives. In every case we have known the bers and Mr . Seguljic. All agr eed that the behavior of McCoy was out of line. identities of many of our neighbors, However, only one boar d member , and, l ike a n e xtended f amily, s hared Fran Heinrich, said that she r egretted their joys, disappointments, and tragedies. not speaking up at the time of the incident. We encourage and expect our children to tr eat others with dignity and respect. I t i s t ime f or M r. M cCoy t o treat his constituents with dignity and respect, even when he does not agr ee. It is expected of an elected official to be role model. I believe a public apology from Mr. McCoy is in order. I would like to believe that this would never happen again but past experience negates that. In November 2011 two board seats as well as the supervisor ar e open for election. Let’s usher in a new era of true leadership. Joanne Gavin Lake George
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•100 Years Ago – March, 1911• Together in life, joined in death Eslie Alonzo Griffin, 53, of North Bolton, died Mar ch 11, 1911 after an illness lasting two of apoplexy, on the str oke of midnight at the home of his father, Benjamin Griffin of Bolton Landing. His wife, the former Clementine Truesdale, died two days before he did at the Utica Hospital. Because of his illness, he was never told of her passing. The couple was married in 1880 and they lived in Glens Falls where Griffin conducted a well known livery stable on Park Str eet. He is survived by his father and two sisters, Mrs. Leonar d Lane and Mrs. Chauncey Murch. Eslie Grif fin was buried in Huddle Cemetery, Bolton.
Aged minister succumbs Rev. Cicero Barber, of Fort Edward died on his 101st birthday , Mar ch 10, 191 1. He was perhaps the oldest minister in the country and pr eached right up to the time of his death. He was born in Schoharie on Mar ch 10, 1810, the son of the late Dr. Isaac Barber who was born in 1781 inAlbany County and practiced medicine in Schoharie. Dr. Barber was associated with and was an advisor to the late Governor DeWitt Clinton. (Note…DeWitt Clinton was elected mayor of New York City in 1802 and served 10 oneyear terms. He was the nephew of Geor ge Clinton who was US vice pr esident fr om 1805 to 1812. DeW itt Clinton was governor
Bands ‘N Beans from page 1 restaurants and 13 individuals were readying their recipes for the event which annually draws about 1,000 people — the most popular event of its type in the Adirondacks. Two days before the event, however, the state Health Department notified Str ong it would not allow chili concoctions prepared in people’s homes to be consumed at the event — although the Arts Project has hosted Bands ‘N Beans for 20 years with no health-related problems. Then Sunday , the weather conditions shifted, and a for ecast of rain or a little snow turned into a full-blown blizzard. Driving snow threatened to diminish the attendance, as high winds nearly swept away the tent str uctures at the entrance of the event’s venue, Roaring Brook Ranch. The hardy folks, however, turned out for the this traditional annual or gy of music, dancing and chili. While it wasn’t quite wall-to-wall people like in other r ecent years, it was still a r obust, shoulder -to-shoulder cr owd at the event which featur ed a dozen bands playing on two stages. One person after another Sunday said they fully enjoyed the annual rite of spring that’s now a treasured social tradition in the North Country. As a cr owd gyrated on the dance floor , Strong glanced over expansive Roaring Brook banquet hall, wher e partyers wer e milling shoulder-to-shoulder around Roaring Brook’s bar. “There’s a lot of underlying energ y here,” he said. “It’s cr eative food, creative music, and we love doing it,” he said.
of New York of f and on fr om 1817 until he died in 1828. In 1825 the Erie Canal was popularly called “Clinton’s Ditch.” In the Aug. 22, 2009 Journal I told the story of Dr. Arthur Barber, the 29-year-old dentist who fell overboard from his boat on Lake George near Diamond Point and dr owned. He was the son of Rev. Cicero Barber. It is normal to think that no one who was alive 100 years ago could have survived to our modern day but this is not tr ue. Henriette Bullar d Luke of Eagle Bridge was 100 years and thr ee months old when she died Feb. 23, 2011. Frank Buckles of Morgantown, West Virginia, the last veteran of World War 1, was 1 10 years old when he died Feb. 27, 2011.
Fearful choice for death Condemned men in Nevada have their choice of death by hanging, shooting or poison and there has been much discussion lately of having the same law in NewYork State. One drop of hydr o cyanide acid on the end of the tongue is sufficient to produce instant death and by law is given by a physician of the prison who is instructed in its use.
Woolen Mill dam gives way The brackets on the Woolen Mill Dam over the Schroon River were carried away at 5 o’clock on the morning of March 9, 1911 by the weight of ice and water r esting upon them. They cannot be replaced until the water goes down in the spring . In the meantime, the Strong said that the 30 r estaurants pr epared enough chili — 20 to 30 gallons each — to satisfy the crowd, despite the individual entries being banned by the state. Watching dozens dance, Julie Manchester of Pine City NY said that the wide selection of gourmet chili wasn’t the re ason why she attended. “There’s fabulous company her e, gr eat music and cold beer ,” she said, standing near the dance floor, outfitted in a snowmobile suit. “I haven’t had any chili, and I’m having a ball.” She added that she’d hear d for years about Bands ‘N Beans, but this was her first time to show up. “This is a hell of a party her e — I never thought it would be so big,” she added. Mike Lawler of W arrensburg said that Bands ‘N Beans was a way to r e-connect with people. “I’m running into a lot of people I haven’t seen for years, besides the people I see all the time,” he said. Nearby, Chef Andy V anBourgodein of Upriver Cafe spooned out his Chipotle Ale Pork & Beef Chili, topped with a dollop with Cilantr o-Lime Cr eme-Fraiche, and served it up with a square of Spanish onion focaccia bread. “This is quite a party ,” said V anBourgodein, who’s r estaurant is located in the former Poppa’s Ice Cream Parlor, beside the scenic Hudson River. At an adjacent table, Raul Mejia, chef at Pablo’s Burrito Cantina in Lake Geor ge, served up his traditional concoction. He said his chili was based on his grandmother ’s recipe, recalling the weekends he spent with her many years ago in Guadalajara, Mexico. Serving up a non-traditional variety — a blonde chicken chili with fresh jalapenos —
woolen Mill plant on Milton Avenue and the Hudson Valley power station in W arrensburgh ar e deprived of power fr om that source. The mill is running with steam power. There is a loss of 250 to 275 horsepower from wires of the trolley line.
ting logs for the lumber. The hotel has had a full house every season and is very popular among their city guests. Miss Edith Swan has commenced her spring term of school at Darr owsville, near Chestertown. Martin Hill of Riverbank has the measles and Frank Smith’s two little daughters are having whooping cough. Mrs. Ann L ynn fell on the ice near her home in Fred Graves and Clara Tripp, both of WarOlmstedville and br oke her wrist. Her rensburgh, wer e married Satur day, Feb. 25, daughter, Mrs. John Clif ford is caring for 1911 by the Rev . W.S. Warren. Attendants her. were Isabel Bidwell and Bernice J. Howard. Lenitt May Barber of South Johnsbur gh, Allen P. Russell and Miss Ferna A. Walsh, died Monday, Feb. 27, 191 1 of pneumonia. both of Warrensburgh, were married by the She was eight months old. Rev. W.S. Warren Satur day evening, Mar ch Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Everts, of Lake 4, 1911 at the Baptist parsonage. George, formerly of Thurman, br ought the body of their infant child, thr ee weeks old, to Warrensburgh on Feb. 28, 1911 for burial. Nig, a little black pug dog owned by Scott Four inches of snow fell in Bakers Mills on Ross on River St., Warrensburgh, died at the Sunday morning. The thermometer r egisripe old age of 16 years. tered 18 below zer o the next Thursday , Old Dan, a horse driven by his owner , Mrs. March 16, 1911 at Sanford Kenyon’s store in Mary Davis for twelve years befor e surrenKenyontown, Thurman. dering up his life, is finally gone. He was The population of W arrensburgh is now well loved and one of the handsomest hors2,385 and ther e are 805 people in Thurman. es in Warrensburgh. Stony Cr eek has 858 and Lake Geor ge has Himalaya Cloth, zibeline poplin, ottoman 1,482 citizens. silk cord, dragon silk, cobweb tissue, madras Workmen ar e now digging and blasting for the cellar of the store to be erected in the and per cale cloth, all wash goods, may be had at Goodson’s Daylight Stor e in Glens spring by T .P. Braley and Dr . D.L. Rogers, Falls for 25 cents a yar d. McCall’s patterns just north of the Baptist Chur ch in Bolton are 15 cents each. Landing and fronting on the river road. Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack The Owens family have decided to build Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadan addition to The Palisades Hotel at Brant email@example.com or 623-2210 Lake this spring and have commenced cut-
Chef Andy VanBourgodein of Upriver Cafe in Lake Luzerne discusses chili preparation with Melanie Ostberg of Diamond Point as she samples his award-winning Chipotle-Ale Chili at Bands ‘N Beans fest held Sunday, March 6 in Lake George. Photo by Thom Randall
were Mary Benton, Domaine Carter and Mark Anthony of Gore Mountain Resort. “This is a great time,” Benton said.”I love cooking and the atmosphere is great.” Nearby were Don Meyer of Melba Mae’s Riverview Inn, a roadhouse tucked away in Hadley. Meyer and his wife Linda accepted an award for thir d place, while they sparr ed over which one of them was r eally responsible for the r ecipe. For 18 years, Melba Mae’s chili has ranked in the top thr ee at
access to the same quality of care regardless of our station in life or our income? Why from page 6 should a congressman get better care than an ordinary American? Likewise, should those In this scenario, we are dependent on part- of us who choose to live in a r ural part of time volunteer r escue squads to r espond to New York have more access to specialty care the incident. In such a case, pr ecious minavailable closer to home? utes ar e lost getting the squad members to As we consider the futur e of health car e respond and get to the scene. for this country ther e ar e two questions Of greater concern, however, is that once about our excellent car e. Do we make it the squad has responded, we are now lookavailable equally to all, and can we afford to ing at a transport time of as much as two do that? hours to get to a trauma center since the closThe reality is that much of the “best” care est ones would be in Albany, Burlington or we have is not available to all and a lot of it Syracuse. is far too expensive to make it available to In this scenario, the reality is that the paeveryone. Ultimately, this means that ther e tient may not have made it to the hospital has to be some mechanism for rationing or alive or if they did ther e would have been allocating the car e so that the most people substantially mor e permanent damage becan be provided to the most necessary care. fore definitive care could begin. This reality needs to be part of the dialog on The lesson here is that while we may have health care reform. outstanding medical car e in this country, it is not universally available. From a moralisDavid G. Welch, M.D. lives in Lake Placid. tic point of view, shouldn’t we all have equal
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Bands ‘N Beans, Don Meyer said. “The Sagamore beats me sometimes, but it takes five guys in star ched white uniforms to do it,” he said. “Everybody gets exotic, but I stick to beef and beans.” Bryan Rounds of Warrensburg leaned up against a wall and philosophized on Bands ‘N Beans 20 years of success. “People fr om all walks of life ar e her e, and it’s a r eal cool event,” he said, noting that people-watching was a prime activity. ”Nothing draws a crowd like a crowd.”
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02/24 Margaret Prashaw to Peter M.Gaddy $25,000 JBG plot near Rte. 28 02/25 Michael Weidman to Jerry W. Kelly $183,000 GF Graves St. plot 02/24 CandaceHamilton toTony Ruggiero $166,000 LUZ Call St. plot 02/24 WarrenCo. to Peter Leonbruno $19,000 QBY commcl. Bldg, Boulevard 02/25 Jobco Inc. to Larry W. Klute $7,510 GF Bush St. plot 02/25 GF Local Devel. To GF Urban Renewl $550,000 GF 20-24 South St. (Madden) 02/25 GF Urban Renewal to GF. Natl. Bank $500,000 GF 20-24 South St. (Madden) 02/24 Warren Co. to Peter Leonbruno $10,500 QBY 2.6 acres on Boulevard 02/24 Liliane Attanasio to Chad Farrington $20,000 JBG Armstrong Rd. plot 02/28 Carol J. Gates to Robbie Gates $55,000 LG 347 Middle Rd. plot 03/02 Kenneth ParlinEXTR to David Zachar $166,000 QBY Unit#54Westwood twnhs 02/28 T.ChamberlainEXTR to SusanLaPorte $175,000 QBY 1360 Bay Rd. plot 02/28 Betty Srock to Frank A. Waite $97,500 LUZ E.River Dr./DaytonDr.plot 03/02 PatriciaHeckman to Petre S.Campbell $185,000 CHS Theirot/Vetter aves. Plot 03/02 Thomas J. Tesauro to Jason C.Ward $510,000 BLT 5A5 Sagamore Rd. plot 02/28 Carl Ferullo to Timothy J. McCarthy $51,900 WBG 10acrs off KellumPondRd. 03/04 Cave Realty to Allen R. Way Jr. $154,900 GF 48 Grove Ave. plot 03/03 Karen Palmunen to Linda F. Howe $100000 QBY 6 Crestwood Drive plot 03/03 Lee WoodardTRST to Geno Germano $989,000 LG 2 acrs.LG west shoreline 03/03 Mary K. Cahill to Brian Reichenbach $302,000 LG Old state Rte. 9N plot KEY: GF=Glens Falls; BL=Bolton; CHS=Chester; HA=Hague; HOR=Horicon; JBG=Johnsburg; LG=Lake George; LUZ=Lake Luzerne; QBY=Queensbury; SC=Stony Creek; THR=Thurman; and WBG= Warrensburg.
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Remington benefit coming up By Thom Randall
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BRANT LAKE — Soon after he was paralyzed in a freak logging accident about 12 years ago, Scott Remington decided that he wasn’t going to sit in a wheelchair the r est of his life and wait for other people to work towards a cure for paralysis. Scott and his sister, Renee, and their friends made some calls and launched a fundraiser that became an annual event. Since then, the event has become one of the lar gest fundraisers in the nation of its type to combat paralysis — having raised mor e than $350,000 in 11 years. On Satur day, Mar ch 26, the 12th annual Scott Remington Family & Friends Spinal Cor d Resear ch Benefit event will be held at Jimbo’s Club in Brant Lake, with entertainment, prizes, raffles and plenty of socializing. The event is open only to those who pur chase tickets in advance, and only 300 tickets at $30 each will be sold. In addition, the event’s main raf fle featur es a vacation that offers a choice of a trip to Jamaica or Cancun for two, all inclusive for six nights. Another destination is a seven-night cr uise for two. The trips are donated in part by Liberty Travel. Other raf fle prizes ar e a r ustic bench by CRS Rustics, an Adirondack-style queen headboard donated by
Surrounded by two of his fans, Scott Remington celebrates at a recent year’s gala fundraiser for spinal cord research. For over 11 years, his benefit events have raised more than $350,000 for the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Abraham’s Woodworks, a recliner donated by Kugler’s Red Barn, and a chain saw handed up by S.L. Bur eau Wood Products. Only 500 raffle tickets are to be sold for $20 each, and the drawing is at the benefit event. T o pur chase, see: www.scottrem.com or call 494-7740. All pr oceeds will go to benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The Remingtons’ fundraiser is consider ed the lar gest of its type to contribute to the organization. Scott Remington said Tuesday he appreciated citizens’ generosity. “After 12 years of this benefit, it’s incr edible we keep raising money for such a good cause,” he said. “It shows the gr eat community spirit we have around here.” For years, many thousands of dollars have been donated to the Foundation
through the Scott Remington benefit events. This charitable spirit in the region — and the accomplishments of Scott and Renee — have been chronicled in the 2004 book, “Just an Accident,” as well as on the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Web site. This year ’s Spinal Cor d Benefit will once again be a sit-down event featuring a pasta dinner, guest speaker, music, a nd r affles t hrough the evening. Music is by Totally Tuned Deejay. Seating is limited, and tickets — not sold at the door — are available now from Scott Remington and his family members. Folks may call 494-7740 and make arrangements for purchase. Jimbo’s Club is located northeast of the Brant Lake hamlet on state Rte. 8. For details, see the Web site www.scottrem.com.
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Bolton - Adirondack Journal - 9 Hearing. Reminder: Bolton Residents 50 years of age or older ar e eligible to attend the Bolton Seniors’ meetings and activities.
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This Satur day, local folks will be getting some exerc ise combined with a dose of environmental education. All ages are invited to the Win-
ter Warm Up event set for Saturday Mar ch 12 at the Lake Geor ge Recr eation Center. Hosted by the Lake George Land Conservancy , the family event includes a guided snowshoe hike through the Berry Pond watershed, hot chocolate and coffee while enjoying a bonfire, plus tasty treats. Registrations are not required but are appreciated. For details, see the Conservancy’s W eb site or call 644-9673.
Senior activities • Wednesday March 16 — Bowling at Sparetime Bowling Center in Lake Geor ge, 10 a.m. Lunch follow at Chinatown Restaurant. • Wednesday March 23 — Wii Bowling, 10 a.m. at the Senior Center . Lunch follows at the Hometown Diner. • Wednesday March 30 — Presentation titled “Hearing Loss - A Hidden Disability," 10:45 a.m. at the Bolton Senior Center, by Sandie Clark of the Center for Better
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10 - Adirondack Journal - Thurman
March 12, 2011
Tradition runs deep in this weekend’s Jack Wax party By Thom Randall
email@example.com ATHOL — Thurman’s annual Jack W ax party, set for this weekend, celebrates oldtime rural traditions. The annual community party, set for Saturday, March 12 starts at 4 p.m. with an array of food buf fet-style, available until all are served.
Annual Sugar Party this weekend See you at the Jack W ax dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the Thurman Town Hall. Don’t be surprised if you run into neighbors who moved long ago and still return for this very special occasion. It’s a fami-
It’s not only an age-old North Country rite of sharing home-cooked food and maple syrup ladled over snow — it’s far more. The tradition of enjoying a hearty meal and gr eeting neighbors after a long winter , is linked with sharing and caring for others in need. The annual community party is primarily a tribute to upcoming Spring with folks savoring Maple syrup ladled on snow, but it’s also a matter of reaching out to others by raising money for the American Canceer Society both for r esearch and to help families in the area.
ly type buf fet of delicious dishes made by Thurman’s best cooks. So bring your appetite, and join in this unforgettable afternoon. T ickets are available at the door.
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March 12 and 13 brings us the ever -popular Thurman Maple Weekend, with many sugar houses and one traditional sawmill open for the weekend. The maple farms will be giving tours and demonstrations, showing visitors the steps in making pure maple syrup. Maps will be available to guide visitors to the farms. At least one of the destinations are offering a pancake breakfast. For details, call 623-9718. And to follow, each weekend in March will have local Maple Days along with the statewide celebration with the same name. All of the Thurman sugar houses plan
The party includes tables full of savory dishes, infectious mountain music, friendly socializing a mong t ownspeople a nd n ewcomers, and that indescribable feeling of community. A local band featuriong Hoddy Ovitt will be playing traditional down-home country music starting at 4 p.m. Prices ar e $10 adults, $5 fr om age 6 through 11 and those 5 and under are admitted free. The now-legendary Jean Reynolds or ganized the party for about 40 years. She was not on opening up on March 1920 and Mar ch 26-27 fr om 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thurman residents hope folks fr om near and far will bring the family for a visit. For information, call 623-9718. Set those clocks ahead by one h our o n S unday m orning or late on Saturday night March 13 and r emember to be watching for Irish pranksters on Thursday , March 17 because it’s Saint Patrick’s Day. We wish all of our I rish n eighbors a g reat day! The Thurman Quilting Group meets at the T own Hall on Monday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. Group leaders wel-
only a tir eless worker year -round for the Jackwax fundraiser , but she knew how to press others into service — with a smile. This year , Becky Hitchcock has assumed Reynolds’ role. “I want to keep the tradition alive,” Hitchcock said. If you have never tasted this old fashioned caramel-style dessert, hear d r eal North Country music or experienced hometown socializing, don’t miss it at the Jack Wax get-together this Saturday.
come anyone who would like to join. For details, call Myra at 623-2633. The Gleaning food pr ogram delivery will come into Thurman at about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mar ch 15 at the town hall. Those participating ar e asked to bring any extra grocery bags that they have. All families ar e welcome to stop by and experience a helping hand. For information, call 623-9649. The Kenyontown Methodist Church welcomes all to their covered dish dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at the church on Valley Road. Bring a food dish to pass and
join us in this fellowship gettogether. For details, call 623-3940.
Personals The Kennedy Family has received word that their sister Vivian Ekstrand recently lost her home to fir e which swept thr ough the five apartment house wher e she resided in Frankfort, N.Y . Families all escaped unharmed but lost all their possessions. A benefit drive is to be held in Frankfort at a later date. Anyone wishing to donate can call Hiram Kennedy for an addr ess for his sister at 623-4970. Celebrating Birthdays this week are Bob Venton, Sr. and Killian Baker on Mar ch 13; Georgia Kenyon and Renee W alker on Mar ch 14; Tommy Sessleman on March 15; Paula Hubert and T om Wunschel on Mar ch 16; and Sara Hightower and Kaylee Baker on March 17.
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If you stood outside in Thurman Feb. 25, you’d have seen snow was coming down all day, very heavy at times, dumping another foot on the several feet r emaining on the ground. This was indeed a good example of an Adirondack winter day. Then on Monday, March 7, we wer e buried again in over a foot of snow. But while other municipalities were declaring snow emergencies and of ficials wer e freaking out, Thurmanites were taking it in stride. It wasn’t too many decades ago that our childr en wer e routinely taken to our local one-room s chool h ouses b y horse-drawn sleighs! With spring of ficially coming in this coming weekend, we ar e sending Get Well wishes out to all who are ill, including Cindy Crandall, Ken Ackley, Joe Mosher, Myr on Camer on and Ken Baker. Hopefully we’ll have warmer weather soon and that will pr ompt a cure. Did you remember to send in your memories of a woman from yesteryear that had seemed to make a difference in the lives of others? Did she help you or your mother? Did she change our life? Send all information that you can r emember and mail it to the Thurman Town Historian, P.O. Box 29, Athol 12810. Our thr ee elected officials are back home after attending the Association of Town classes in New York City. Those taking the trip were town boar d member Becky Hitchcock town justice Filomena Rivello and town supervisor Evelyn Wood.
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Forest owners tour Thurman maple sugarbush By Thom Randall
owners, Randy and Jill Galusha, offer tips on managing forest lands for not only a r eturn firstname.lastname@example.org on one’s investment, but with ecological THURMAN — Forest owners from across goals in mind, too. A total of 21 members of the association atthe state wer e invited to a late winter tended, observing a vacuum maple sap col“Woodswalk” event r ecently at T oad Hill Maple Farm to learn eff ective forest manage- lection system. Randy Galusha and forester John Hastings ment techniques and see new maple syr up explained how the sugarbush is managed to producing equipment in action. A gr oup of 21 members of the New York improve tr ee health and incr ease sap pr oduction. They also explained how tr ees ar e State Forest Owners Association trekked on tapped, the sap flow process and the advansnowshoes thr ough T oad Hill’s “sugarbush,” or their acres of woods. during the ex- tages vacuum equipment offers. The group toured the new state-of-the-art cursion Feb. 26, they hear d the enterprise’s sugarhouse at Toad Hill, which was r ecent-
Members of the New York State Forest Owners Association take off their snowshoes as they arrive at a building on Toad Hill Farm that houses vacuum-operated sap-collecting equipment. The group members, from across the state, learned techniques during the Feb. 26 tour of the Thurman farm about forest management and how to maximize environmental and financial benefits of their woodlots.
ly completed with the help of a grant fr om the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America program. The installation inclu des a new ener gysaving r everse o smosis s ystem p lus a n ew wood-fired evaporator that uses wood grown on the pr operty instead of fuel oil, Randy Galusha said. They foresters shared lunch and conversation in the sugar house kitchen, wher e Toad Hill will soon be creating maple confections like maple cr eam, maple sugar and maple candy. Toad Hill Maple Farm will be one of four
operations in Thurman holding open houses during the state Maple W eekends to be held the last three weeks of March. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Satur days and Sundays these weekends, the maple farms will be hosting visitors and conducting guided tours, demonstrations of tapping trees, boiling sap and candy-making — all at no charge. Other Thurman sites participating will be Adirondack Gold Maple Farm and Valley Road Maple Farm, which has the added attraction of a pancake breakfast that begins each day at 9 a.m.These maple farms are joined by Martin’s Lumber , wher e peo-
Victor Hernandez runs his snowblower Monday, March 7 up the walk of Emerson House Bed & Br eakfast in Warrensburg. Many local people found that their snowblowers couldn’t handle the heavy, thick blanket of snow deposited March 6 and 7 after a storm dropped 14 inches in town and up to two feet in the northern Adirondacks. Photo by Thom Randall
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March 12, 2011
LG Scouts mix community Troop 3173 wraps up 12 of fun, achievement service with adventure years By Thom Randall
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email@example.com LAKE GEORGE — Girl Scouts in Lake George have busy lives, but they have r eserved time to be involved in both charitable ef forts and adventur es, T roop 3576 Leader Cathy O’Brien said this week. One reason for that commitment by her Ambassador Scouts — now Seniors in high School — may be the close bond shared by a core group, together since Daisy Scouts in Kindergarten. Last year , the L ake Geor ge-based G irl Scouts, both Ambassadors and younger “Seniors,” participated in a Christmas Eve morning walk alongside soldiers — honoring their service to the nation. The walk was conducted fr om the National Guar d armory in Queensbury to the Floyd Bennett Airport and back, about four miles. The event was held particularly to re member those who couldn’t be home for the holidays, O’Brien said. Their participation was particularly important to the Guar d soldiers, she said, noting that her son was one of the group. “That walk meant so much to the soldiers,” O’Brien said. “No questions asked, all the girls committed to be there early in the morning.” This solidarity with soldiers isn’t an isolated incident with Troop 3576. Eight years ago, they adopted a soldier fro m Minneso-
LAKE GEORGE — Well over a decade, the members of Girl Scout T roop 3173 have shared a myriad of life-changing experiences, whether it was world travel, exploring car eers, helping local youngsters, or reaching out to soldiers overseas. Lake George High School Juniors Melissa Tenne, Samantha Palazzo, Rebecca Kandora, Kayla Gignac, and Mackenzie Perkett have shared it all thr ough the years — as they
Girl S couts fr om La ke Geor ge walk alongside dozens of citiz ens joining an honor ary jaunt on Christmas Eve 2010 fr om the National Guar d armory in Qu eensbury to the c ounty a irport and back to honor the soldiers serving overseas. ta stationed in Iraq, and they’ve been pursuing other patriotic projects since. This year — as they have for several years — the girls plan on working on planning and pr esenting Girl Scout Gr eat Escape Day which welcomes Girl Scouts from all over the Northeastern U.S., O’Brien said. Recently, the girls adopted a theme of Support Your Troops,” which involves raising money for the Ben Osborn Foundation, named after the beloved Lake see LG SCOUTS, page 14
Mugging for a photo as ‘Santa's Elves’ during the the Lake George Elementar y Holiday Fair they helped plan and conduct, are Girl Scout Troop 3173 members (front, left to right): Rebecca Kandora, Mackenzie Perkett, Melissa Tenne, (rear): Samantha Palazzo, Scout Leader Marybeth Tenne, and Kayla Gignac.
have been active in Girl Scouts since their primary years in school. All but one of the five T roop members started on this non-stop adventur e in first grade in scouting, and the “newcomer” joined in thir d grade, T roop 3173 leader Marybeth Tenne said. During that time, the girls participated in no less than 10 Gre at Escape Girl Scout Days, Hershey Park Girl Scout Camporees, and helped plan and conduct activities for the Lake George Elementary Holiday Fair. In this latter ef fort, the girls devised the meals, crafts, concessions, and er cruited volunteers. Each scout averaged 100 hours in making this treasured community event for youngsters become a reality — and in doing so, they earned their respective Gold Awards for the accomplishment. Among the activities in the Holiday Fair, children create personalized holiday gifts likely to become become treasured family keepsakes. The five girls’ scouting experiences have also including voicing a commercial for television and another segment for radio airplay, plus taking excursions to New York City, Boston and Disney World — twice. They’ve also helped plan and conduct activities for World Thinking Day, held annually at Camp Meadowbro ok for scouts acro ss the region. Troop 3173 has kept up one tradition that undoubtedly has brought a lot of cheer into people’s lives and never be forgotten. see TROOP 3173, page 14
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from page 12 George Soldier killed in summer 2010 in Afghanistan. This year ’s plans for Great Escape Day include involving soldiers in r unning an obstacle course, r ecruiting scouts to write letters to soldiers, and a scavenger hunt. Recreational adventur e is also a big part of life for Lake George Girl Scouts. In August, the older scouts took a trip to Disney World, after determining that a trip to Mexico wasn’t safe with all the unr est there, O’Brien said. The scouts stayed at Disney W orld’s Pop Century Resort and not only enjoyed the various attractions and entertainment, but met with one of the Disney artists for an explanation of Disney’s creative process. This year, to cap of f their many years of scouting, they are looking forward to another trip. Plans at this point call for the group to go in June to Kennebunkport Maine and stay at an inn on a cove. Sometimes, recreational trips can turn out
Bolton Scouts from page 13 Their projects include conducting the Haunted Trail during Halloween season at Up Yonda Environmental Farm. The Up Yonda staf f has depended on their ener gy and enthusiasm in pr esenting this event for a half-dozen years. Also, the girls have assisted Legionnaires in replacing flags in the area cemeteries, and then participated in flag-burning cer emonies on Veterans Day. To help out the veterans, t hey’ve a ssisted i n c leaning u p t he American Legion Post in Bolton. The girls also filled downtown with traditional holiday cheer last year by singing Christmas car ols at various businesses as well as residents’ homes. Not all the fun was local. In late 2009, the Bolton scouts traveled to Boston, and visited such sites as Quincy Market, the Boston Aquarium, the Children’s Museum and the USS Constitution. The trip included a tour of the Pr udential Center, experiencing a performance of the Blue Man Gr oup, plus a visit to The T omb, an interactive educational experience. During the 2011-12 year, the girls are look-
to be quite an adventure, O’Brien said. Several years ago, a trip to Hershey Park which included sleeping in tents ended up enduring a downpour that soaked the girls bedding and belongings. The girls encountered a similar fate at a er cent overnight Relay for Life walk on the Queensbury High School track to raise funds for cancer research. Last June, the event ended up with a thunderstorm and a torr ent of rain at 2:30 a.m., with 13 girls cramming into O’Brien’s car and trying to get some sleep however possible in such close quarters. “I always tell the girls, we ar e on an adventure, and we just have deal with it,” O’Brien said. Other community service stints for the Lake George scouts include clearing the local elementary school nature trail. Also, one of the scouts, Paige E dwards, has planned to cr eate and er ect two “peace pole” monuments, one in Shepard Park, and the other at one of the local schools. The idea has been hailed by local officials, and details are now being worked out. ing forward to not only a trip that’s the climactic event of their scouting tenur e, but their celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. One such event observing that centennial is the upcoming Jam Camp, a weekend regional camping event with thousands of girls attending. Active in the Ambassador Troop 3204 are: Sonja Hess, Katie Dimick, Melanie Bishop, Siera Persons, Megan Flynn, Karyn Cassidy, Hallie Maranville, Rosie Denne, Sierra Detrick, Julie Odonnell, Marie DeLor enzo, Tori Persons and Morgan Chamberlain. DeLorenzo said her scouts manage to r eserve time in their busy schedules for scouting, whether it’s to have fun or help others. “All the girls are very active in arts and sports, honor society and Key Club,” she said. “ It’s a mazing w hat t he g irls a ccomplish.” The younger scouts in town have followed in the footsteps of these older Girl Scouts. Bolton’s D aisy S cout Troop 3 448, l ed b y Amanda Brilyea and Melissa Carr oll, have conducted a service project collecting goods for animal shelters in the r egion. Junior Troop #3131, led by Kar en Ryan and Deanna Roessler, assisted in Veterans Day events as well as replanting bulbs and trimming foliage at the Bolton Town Hall.
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Troop 3173 from page 12 Since the local soldiers wer e first activated right after Sept. 11, 2001, these five Girl Scouts have annually prepared and sent off Christmas packages to the service men and women on duty in war -ravaged countries. This past year , they collected cook ies and penned Christmas Car ds and sent them of f to the U.S. troops. They also complement such vital community service work with fun trips — In June 2010, they cr uised to the Bahamas for thr ee
throughout the year, Troop 3299 is always looking for more to accomplish, Troop CoLeader Carolin Harpp said. “Our girls are energetic, ambitious, and always willing to help others,” she said. “They’d go out of their way for anybody.” Local citizens who know of people or families who need help, ar e ur ged to call Harpp at 494- 3165 or Kristina McPhee at 538-1586. days, and topped the expedition of f with a four-day stay in Disney World. Troop 3173 leader Marybeth T enne said her scouts have experienced wonderful times together , have accomplished a lot through the years — and they are now looking forwar d to a concluding year in scouting. Perhaps as a result of their various activities, they have achieved a lot academically and have gained leadership skills, she said. One of the girls is aiming to become a doctor, another has her sights on law enfor cement, and three are active in honor societies, Tenne added. fund the beneficial or ganization. In the process, they won a prize for creativity. In Warrensburg, there’s an effort to dovetail scouting activities with college and career planning, Ann Chapman noted. In this vein, the Ambassadors took part in ACC College Night, learning together about college opportunities. Also, they coached each other in driving regulations in preparation for driving tests. Then just for fun in late Febru ary, they got together and learned about makeup and manicures. This spring or summer , they hope to travel to Albany to attend a play.
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14 - Adirondack Journal - Girl Scouts
March 12, 2011
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Area Briefs Chamber award suggestions
CHESTERTOWN — The North W arren Chamber of Commer ce is curr ently seeking nominations for its two coveted award s: VIP Person of the Year and Small Business of the Year. Each year, one award is given per category. The VIP Person of the Year is nominated on the basis of service to the community, special project involvement, service in elected office, or being a good neighbor. The Small Business of theYear Award recognizes a business that has grown and made contributions to the community over the past year . Nominations can be submitted by filling out the appropriate form at the Chamber building, Route 8, Chestertown. A dinner r ecognizing both winners is scheduled for May . For details, call 494-2722 or stop by the Chamber building.
Girl Scout cookie sale Saturday
CHESTERTOWN — Girl Scout cookies will go on sale Satur day, Mar ch 12 at the Chestertown Grand Union market. Girl Scout Troop 3192 from the North Warren school district is sponsoring the sale, to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kinder Roundup in Lake George
LAKE GEORGE — Registration for new Kindergarteners for the 2011-12 school year will be held April 26-29 at Lake George Elementary School. Children who will be five years of age on or befor e Dec. 1, 201 1 and live in the Lake George School District are eligible to be enrolled. Parents must bring their child’s original birth certificate, immunization r ecords from a medical provider, proof of residency, and current custody papers, if applicable, to this event. A Roundup information meeting for adults only is set for W ednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school to review school entry r equirements, the scr eening process, and to meet the Kinderg arten Team. Call Stefanie Smith, Kindergarten RoundUp Coordinator, at 668-5714 for details.
Fundraiser set for homeless youth
GLENS FALLS — WAIT House’s ninth annual fundraiser for their mission of outre ach to homeless youth will be held Satur day, April 9 at Heritage Hall at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., includes a silent auction of 125 or so themed gift baskets. All pr oceeds of the event will benefit WAIT House’s mission. Reserved-seating admission is $20 in ad-
School budgets from page 1 With the proposed cuts, however, the increase would be pared down to 2.38 percent over 2010-11, school Business Administrator Cynthia Turcotte said. The pending “Draft Budget Development Document” calls for eliminating the equivalent of four full-time Special Education instructional positions, one full-time teaching position in the elementary school, two teachers in the high school, two security officer posts, one attendance officer post, and two janitorial positions. The pr oposal also calls for cutting Occupational Education provided by BOCES which is off ered to five students — yielding a savings of $50,000 — plus providing Assistive Technology Services in W arrensburg rather than thr ough BOCES, a savings of $20,000. With the $46,835 savings fr om eliminating Junior Varsity sports and cheerleading — a sum of $46,835 — the pro posed cuts total $480,318. The estimated cost for fuel oil to heat the elementary and high schools for 2011-12 was adjusted upward by $38,459 in this new draft budget since the figur es were computed last month. Turcotte said the $46,835 figur e for JV sports r epresented coaching stipends, in addition to salaries to physical education teachers. She said that athletes in the fr eshman and sophomore years who participated in sports would be absorbed into either the existing Varsity or Modified programs. “We’re trying to make it all work,” she said. “It’s a tough year , and cuts ar e needed if taxpayers want to keep their taxes low.”
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vance and $25 at the door . Admission includes complimentary pizza, wings, beverages and desserts. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 798-2077 or online at: www.hycwaithouse.org.
Ski pass drawing aids outreach
WARRENSBURG — North Country Ministry, with outr each centers in North Cr eek and W arrensburg, is raf fling of f a Gor e Mountain season pass to Gore Mountain Ski Resort as first prize in a fundraiser drawing. The pass, good for the 201 1-2012 season, is worth $999. The other six prizes in the drawing include a round of golf at Cronin's Golf Resort in Warrensburg, an Astral life jacket fr om Hornbeck Boats, a 30-day gym membership at the Copperfield Inn of North Creek, a canoe trip for two on the lower Hudson River courtesy of Beaverbrook Outfitters and a $25 gift certificate from Bar Vino restaurant and tavern in North Creek. All proceeds from this raffle will go to the NCM Emergency Assistance Program which helps out people with food, r ent and other basic needs. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and are available by calling 251-4425. The drawing is to be held March 15.
Soldier experiences recorded
LATHAM — The New York Army National Guard is out to tell the story of its 6,000 past and pr esent Soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001 — including about 1,000 fr om the Capital Region. Army National Guard soldiers and guard veterans will be asked to contribute their histories and photographs to a digital history of the stateArmy National Guard's role in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Titled “Remember My Service,” the pr oject is intended to gather detailed historic information for inclusion in Army National Guard official records. E-mails will be sent to curr ent members and former National Guar d Soldiers who were called to active duty. Veteran Soldiers can r egister at www.rmsrollcall.org to find their deployed unit and participate in the historical collection.A link to this site can be found at the Military and Naval Affairs W eb site at dmna.state.ny.us/index.php. Veteran Guard members will be ur ged to offer photos and personal stories online and in person during project meetings at selected armories around New York.
Jack Eaton and Tyler Wilcox performed on trombones for senior band director Denise Foster during the Central Adirondack S chool Music A ssociation Winter Festival at the Warrensburg Elementar y S chool March 5.
JV sports from page 1
Warrensburg facing steepest decrease in aid For Warrensburg Central School District r esidents, such a $1.26 million shortfall in State Aid — plus expected incr eases of about $420,000 in additional staff pension and health care costs — would prompt an 18 per cent hike in 201 1-12 property tax bills, accor ding to figures based on prior budgets. In recent years, the Warrensburg Central School Board has chosen to cut expenditures rather than to hike taxes. Warrensburg Central Superintendent Tim Lawson said last week the school board would be tackling this budget gap Monday March 14 at their evening meeting. “Obviously ther e’s a shortfall in financial aid coming fr om the state, and this translates into the likelihood of er ductions in personnel and pr ograms,” he said. “But the boar d can certainly consider raising the tax levy to make up the difference.” He said public input would be welcome. “The board will have make some tough decisions soon,” he added.
Faculty pay, high for region, keeps increasing The bulk of the districts’ expenses ar e faculty and staf f pay and benefits. The Warrensburg faculty’s pr esent work contract expir es June 30, and the school board is now in negotiations with the teachers’ union over a new contract. The pr esent contract calls for paying teachers an annual “step” longevity incr ease of a median average of 1.7 per cent up thr ough year 26 of employment. On top of this amount is an additional raise that boosts the total above 3 per cent annually, Lawson said. The teachers contribute to their health care costs, shouldering 10 perc ent of the premiums. Their pensions, however, are fully funded by the state. For more than two years now, the Warrensburg School Board has struggled with budget reduction, and they’ve made cuts to staff and programs, while teachers’ salaries have increased. According to figures in an independent report published in 2010, median teacher pay in Warrensburg is within the top quarter of 85 schools in the Capital Region, and ranks third among all schools in Warren County. At $56,356 plus benefits, their average pay is the highest in the county except for Glens Falls and Johnsburg schools, according to data collected by the Albany Business Review. Meanwhile, the number of teachers at W arrensburg has decreased. Several teachers were given cash bonuses to retire early, and their positions were not filled. One teacher was terminated last year due to budget cuts, and the instructor ’s course load was redistributed.
Photo by John Gereau
Among the programs cut have been drivers’ education and various programs for the educationally gifted. Last year, the district was on the verge of cutting volleyball, winter cheerleading and boys soccer, but after an outcry from the public, the school boar d decided to keep the cheerleading and two sports, while investigate the possibility of merging soccer and volleyball offerings with Bolton Central. That option was shelved at the February Bolton School Board meeting.
Impact at Bolton is modest Bolton Central, meanwhile, is facing a much smaller budget gap, because the school district r elies less on State Aid due to its r esort and lakefront properties. Superintendent of Schools Ray Ciccar elli noted that school of ficials had a head start on budget trimming, because beginning in 2008 they had pr epared a long-term plan which included pr uning expenses in light of declining enrollment. According to plan, the ongoing process of reducing teaching positions — which is primarily based on attrition — is expected to continue this year . In addition to attrition, school of ficials ar e eyeing the elimination of one position in a special subject area — likely to save about $50,000 — and the teacher ’s responsibilities will likely be reassigned to others. “We are trying hard not to use our reserves to make up the shortfall,” Ciccarelli said.
No. Warren to mull cuts North Warren Business Manager Mary Lou Carstensen said this week her district’s school board would be meeting in a budget workshop March 16 to hear about suggested cuts from leaders of various departments in the school system. “At this point, we have to assume we will be cut $587,000,” she said. “If the State Aid cuts aren’t reduced in the governor’s budget, area districts will be facing huge budget gaps.”
Challenges at Lake George Lake George is facing a far smaller cut than North Warren, due to Lake George’s revenue from commercial and resort properties and pricey lakefront developments. Although Lake George’s proposed cut in State Aid is small in proportion to the district’s overall budget, Superintendent of Schools Patrick Dee said that the financial squeeze still posed a substantial challenge. Initial budget hearings were scheduled to start this week, he said. “It’s no longer the status quo, and clearly we need to look at all aspects of the school budget,” Dee said. “We need to be fiscally responsible to our taxpayers.”
16 - Adirondack Journal - Sports
March 12, 2011
WCS boys’ cage team has solid future By Thom Randall
email@example.com WARRENSBURG — Not long after the Burgher boys basketball team’s 2010-11 season ended Feb. 23 dramatically at the hands of Cambridge High, coach Steve Nolan and his assistant started focusing on the upcoming year. Nolan said March 5 he is pleased with this season, but he’s now looking forward. “We did a little better than I anticipated,” Nolan said about the Bur ghers’ 9-10 season
in the highly competitive Adirondack league. “We had good kids with talent.” Five cor e members of the team will be graduating in June — R yan Belden, John Joseph, Mike Curtis, Nick Monr oe and Aaron Seeley — but that doesn’t mean the Burghers will be starting from scratch. The 2011-2012 Burghers have some promising players: the talented ball handler Hunter Werner, a junior, who will be assisted by his classmates, the athletic T yler Williams, Cory Chadwell and solid Gabe MicGlire, along with sophomor es T yler
Lake George boys’ sectional hopes dashed GLENS FALLS — In a strenuous, physical battle, the Greenwich overcame an early deficit and captured the Class C Section II Boys Basketball title in a suspenseful game played Satur day, Mar ch 5 in the Glens Falls Civic Center. The fourth-seeded W itches defeated third-seeded Lake Geor ge 57-51. Firstseeded Argyle, ranked one for the Sectionals, was defeated earlier in the tourney by Cambridge, which lost at the hands of Greenwich. The Witches’ comeback effort was punctuated with well-timed 3-pointers. They also played with ruthless defense. The victory secur ed Gr eenwich its first sectional title since 1994. The game had a flurry of fouls, but Greenwich r otated their bench and kept out of foul tr ouble, while Lake Geor ge’s talented athlete, Alex Hladik, spent some time on the bench due to four fouls. That advantage help allow Greenwich to recov-
er from a 27-18 lead near the end of the first half. With just a few minutes left in the stanza, Gr eenwich’s Joe Estramonte drained six foul shots to tie the game, which was answered back with two points from Lake George. Warrior offensive powerhouse Matt McGowan fought back with eight points in the third quarter rebuild a Warrior lead. The W itches, however , doubled down their defense on McGowan, covering him from all sides, which dampened the sixfoot-six center ’s shooting. With their steely defense and an of fensive run which included four mor e threepointers, Gr eenwich took contr ol, overcoming Lake George’s deep offensive lineup. For a long str etch of the 2010-1 1 season, the Lake Geor ge W arriors wer e ranked No. 1 in the state. Their season, full of accomplishment and dynamic basketball, ended in a stellar 20-2 record.
Wilcox and Adam Langworthy. In the background most of the 2010-11 season, Cory Chadwell char ged to pr ominence two weeks ago in the Bur ghers’ final game of the year. Burgher senior standout Ryan Belden was off the r oster due to injury , and Chadwell stepped into his shoes — in a big way. In that Section II Class C opener against Cambridge — while the Indians’ defenders were focusing on the other Bur ger sharpshooters — Chadwell sunk the most points for the Burghers. Although they wer e out-gunned by the Cambridge team, which was on fir e for the Sectionals to such an extent, they knocked off top-seed Argyle. The lineup of athletic Warrensburg juniors on the boys basketball team will be assisted by two sophomores, drafted into Varsity for the last few matchups. Sophomores T yler W ilcox and Adam Langworthy showed of f their substantial abilities in a scrimmage against Bolton,
Nolan added. “Hopefully with our players stepping forward at the end of the season, they learned they had the capability of playing har d at the varsity level,” he said. Toward a goal set out by the “Bigger Faster, Str onger” celebrities who r ecently mentored W arrensburg’s athletes with a guarantee of boosted success, the Bur gher basketball players will need to dedicate more time to training off -season, Nolan said. Warrensburg’s coaches are ready to make it happen — they’ve opened up the weight room for after -hours muscle building by Burgher athletes. And if the basketball players dedicate long hours beefing up, the 201 1-12 season should reflect a reasonable level of success, Nolan said. “All our players have bits and pieces that can fit in with whole pictur e, depending on how hard they want to work in off-season,” he said. “The year has solid potential.”
Bolton Central Sophomore Dustin French charges downcourt, tripping up Burgher opponent Tyler Williams (right) while teammate senior John Joseph watches during a game earlier this season.Warrensburg’s season is now over, but the outlook for 2011-12 boys basketball is good, considering Williams will be back in a strong lineup. Photo by Kim Ladd/Lifescapes Photography
Lake George standout senior center Matt McGowan scored 19 points in his team’s loss Saturday March 5 to Greenwich. Due to his performance in the sectional finals game, he was named to the All-Tournament team. In this photo, he is shown scoring in a game occurring earlier this season. Photo by Kim Ladd/Lifescapes Photography
walked down Library Avenue, which had a river of water flowing over frozen sleet. from page 1 The heavy snowfall pr ompted many homeowners to hire heavy equipment operemergencies, and ice jams forming Monday ators to r emove snow fr om their yar ds beand Tuesday in the Hudson River in northcause the several feet alr eady accumulated ern Warren County pr ompted flood warnfrom prior storms made cleanup of the new ings, with evacuation advisories being issnowfall virtually impossible. sued for homes along the waterway near the Bryan Rounds of Rounds Paving & Conhamlet of North Creek. tracting, had five plow tr ucks and several Police agencies r eported dozens of acciloaders at work Monday. He said driveways dents in the county , and that clearing the across the r egion were now mer ely tunnels roads was dif ficult, because the deep snow up to homes. fell on top of sleet and ice that was on the “Really, I’d rather not see snow like this,” roadways underneath fr om Sunday’s pr e- he said. “People are overtaxed with the high cipitation. price of fuel and now , keeping their driveSeveral thousand homes in the r egion ways clear,” he said. “I’d be much happier were without power early Monday, particu- if people could save their money for drivelarly in areas where heavy ice formed on tr ee way repair and property improvement.” branches. But Rounds is likely to be disappointed, In Warrensburg, mail carrier Doug Olden according to meteorologists’ predictions on trudged Monday thr ough knee-deep snow Wednesday — three to eight more inches of at dozens of residences to get to mailboxes. snow were called for. “I’m moving south,” he quipped as he
March 12, 2011
Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, Shortly thereafter, our own Joe Hackett received an email from a couple in Mooers who asked to be identified only by their first names, Michelle and Matt. Attached was this picture of a large cat, taken behind their North Country home. This is what the couple had to say: “I took this photo about a week ago. It was taken behind my house in Mooers, NY. It is some sort of large cat that looked to weigh about 90 pounds. It was about 40 yards away from me. Some people that have looked at the picture have said that it is a mountain lion or cougar based on its long tail. What are your thoughts?”
Is the eastern cougar truly extinct? I t’s a story that most North Country folks have heard, and it’s one that most of us truly want to believe. We want to believe it is true because it makes this place seem wilder, mysterious, and possibly even mythical. Often, it is a secretive tale about a secretive beast, and yet it is talked about all across the Adirondacks from barrooms to board rooms, and from all points between. We want to believe the story, even though it often involves rumors about secret releases, green group conspiracies, missing radio collars, black-ops coverups and other such
nonsense. It’s often at this point that the X-Files gets lost the woods; which is the reason why the NYSDEC had to issue a press release last summer to clear the air about a number of internet hoaxs and continued rumors about pictures of dead cougars and other suspicious evidences. Unfortunately, most storytellers don't realize that no one would be happier than the DEC, to learn that cougars have returned to the Adirondacks. Actual proof of a cat would be proof of a truly wild habitate, and that would be a mighty big feather to place
Outdoors - Adirondack Journal - 17 on the green Stetsons in Ray Brook. For many, the presence of large predators such as wolves, bears and mountain lions validates the state of our wilderness. Even if the big cats are really out there, we are still brave enough to travel the woods. If we dare to deny they exist; we are in some odd fashion, denying our own toughness. We are wimps! Fortunately, we’ll no longer have to worry about it. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar to be extinct. The Ghost Cat can now be removed from the endangered species list. And if the federal government says it’s true…what a relief! We can again sleep peacefully among the big pines and the rolling hills. In fact, we haven’t had to worry for nearly 80 years according to government researchers. They claim the eastern cougar subspecies has likely been extinct since the last cat was shot in Maine, way back in1938. However, what researchers can’t explain is the rash of sightings that are regularly reported from locations all across the northern forests, stretching from New Brunswick to New York and beyond. "The Fish and Wildlife Service fully believes that some people have seen cougars, and that was an important part of the review that we did," explained Mark McCollough, a Fish and Wildlife Service biologist quoted in a press release. McCollough headed up the agency’s five-year effort that searched for evidence of a breeding population of eastern cougars. If the big cats were around, there would have to be evidence, beyond blurry photos and stories of screams in the night. There would have to be scratching poles, and scent mounds and dens, and kits and kills. The big cats are opportunists, surely they would be found in a trap, shot, or photographed by at least one of the thousands of game cameras out there. Yet, the stories persist. My own family members claim to have seen them. So do many of my friends, and numerous credible woodsmen. Even a couple of the DEC’s own wildlife biologists have witnessed the cats in the wild. I don’t doubt that all of these people were seeing something, and it obviously looked like a cougar, but where did they come from and where did they go? Although the US Fish and Wildlife Department couldn’t locate a cougar after searching for five full years, it sure is nice to think that somebody still can. In some odd sort of way, it makes the local woods exciting... and we all need a little more excitement in our lives. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH CREEK — “Bump Camps” at Gore Mountain Ski Center. Details: 251-2411.
Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20
Friday-Sunday, March 11-13 GLENS FALLS — Performance of Adirondack Children's Troupe, various times at Charles Wood Theater. $. Details: 874-0800 or: woodtheater.org.
Saturday, March 12 ATHOL — Annual “Jack Wax” Maple Sugar Party, 4 p.m. at Thurman Town Hall. All-you-can-eat buffet of savory homemade food, maple sugar-on-snow, mountain music. Fundraiser for cancer society. $. Details: 623-2909 or: thurman-ny.com CHESTERTOWN — Girl Scout cookies for sale, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Grand Union market, Main St. Sales benefit the North Warren Girl Scout Troop 3192. CHESTERTOWN — Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, 5-7 p.m. at Community Methodist Church. Good food, small-town socializing. $. Details: 494-3374 BOLTON — Maple Sugar Basics — Sap to Syrup: Up Yonda Farm. Guided tour, tapping trees. $. 644-9767; upyondafarm.com LAKE GEORGE — Winter Warm Up at Berry Pond Preserve includes guided snowshoeing, family activities, bonfire, hot chocolate. Meet at Lake George Recreational Center. Event of Lake George Land Conservancy. Reservations: 644-9673 or: lglc.org WARRENSBURG — Annual Scrap-A-Thon scrapbooking gathering, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Warrensburg Elementary to raise money for the schoolʼs playground fund. Admission: $20 includes light breakfast & lunch. Basket raffle offered, socializing. Pre-register by calling 6239747.
Saturday-Sunday, March. 12-13 ATHOL — Thurman Maple Weekend, Sugarhouse & sawmill tours, demonstrations, childrenʼs activities, local crafts. Experience mountaintown culture. Valley Road Maple Farm Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m.; tours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Details: 623-9718 or: thurman-ny.com QUEENSBURY — Winter Blast Teen Indoor Softball Tournament, 8 a.m. Sat. & Sun. at Adirondack Sports Complex/the Dome. Details: 7431086; adksc.com.
Sunday, March 13 LAKE GEORGE — Concert of classical music adapted for modern band ensembles by Lake George Community Band, 2:30 p.m. in Lake George High School auditorium. Concert is a fundraiser for the bands of both Lake George High and Warrensburg High. Concert includes performances by selected band members of both schools.
THURMAN — NYS Maple Weekend celebrated with sugarhouse & sawmill tours, demonstrations, childrenʼs activities, local crafts. Experience mountain-town culture. Pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. at Valley Road Maple Farm. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. through town. Details: 623-9783 or: upperhudsonmaple.com.
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Sunday, March 20
WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg Central School District budget formation meeting, 6 p.m. in the high school library. Regular board of education meeting follows. Public invited to offer input into budget which is likely to have deep cuts due to reduced State Aid GLENS FALLS — de Blasiis Chamber Music: Hyperion String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. at The Hyde Collection. $. 792-2383.
GLENS FALLS — Family Discovery Day, 1-3 p.m. at The Hyde Collection. Take a tour, create a masterpiece. 792-1761 or: hydecollection.org NORTH CREEK — Walt's Bump Contest: 1 a.m. at Gore Mountain. Spring classic mogul challenge. $. Details: 251-2411; goremountain.com.
Tuesday, March 15
Monday-Sunday, March 21-27
BOLTON — Film: “The Painted Veil,” 7 p.m. at Bolton Library. Sembrich Winter Film Series movie. Details: 644-2431 or: thesembrich.org GLENS FALLS — Bagpipe rock music? Red Hot Chilli Pipers perform, 8 p.m. at Glens Falls Civic Center. Troup of kilted pipers, winners of BBC talent show, play fusion rock, classic tunes. See www.redhotchillipipers.com.
NORTH CREEK — Take Your Son to Gore Week, 8:30 a.m. on at Gore Mountain Ski Center. Sons 19 & under ski, ride & tube free with parent at full charge. Details: 251-2411 or: goremountain.com.
Thursday, March 17 QUEENSBURY — Annual Job Fair, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at SUNY Adirondack. Dozens of businesses, organizations represented. Campus off Bay Rd.
Friday, March 18 STONY CREEK — Free concert by roots band The Nellys, 7 p.m. at the Stony Creek Town Hall. Sponsored by the Stony Creek Free Library. STONY CREEK — Dog sled demonstration, 10 a.m. at the Stony Creek Town Hall. This event is also sponsored by the library.
Friday-Sunday, March 18-20 GLENS FALLS — State Championship High School Boys Basketball Tournament, Glens Falls Civic Center. See future stars compete for their titles. Jimmerʻs former venue! $. Details: 798-0202 or: glensfallscc.com.
Saturday, March 19 LAKE GEORGE — First-ever “Sham-Rock the Block” party celebrating St. Patrickʼs Day, beginning at 10 a.m. on lower Amherst St. Celtic bands, dancing, keg-throwing and haggis toss competitions, bounce houses, childrenʼs games, traditional Irish food. Daytime events are free. Evening performance of Shearson Band of Canada inside Duffyʼs Tavern, $10 admission. BOLTON — Maple Sugar Basics — Sap to Syrup: Up Yonda Farm. Guided tour, tapping trees. $. 644-9767; upyondafarm.com
Tuesday, March 22 BOLTON LANDING — Bolton Town Recreation summer day camp registration, 5:30-7 p.m. in the town recreation center. Questions answered from 5:30-7:30 p.m., registration from 6-7 p.m. Camp is from July 5, - Aug. 19. Bring checkbook, your child's health insurance information and immunization record.
Wednesday, March 23 LAKE PLACID — Artifacts Night of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society, held at Howard Johnsonʼs Restaurant. Adirondack historian/author Andy Flynn hosts event.on behalf of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society. Dinner at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m. Includes advice on researching and writing local history. All are urged to bring artifacts from their hometowns and tell stories about these objects. Details: 523-2529.
Friday, March 25 NORTH CREEK — Crane School Menʼs Choir concert, 7:30 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center. $. Details: 251-3751 or: upperhudsonmusic.org.
Friday-Sunday, March 25-27 QUEENSBURY — Great Upstate Boat Show, at The Dome/Adirondack Sports Complex. 60 brands, 200 boats, vendors. $. Details: 7910070 or: greatupstateboatshow.com LAKE GEORGE — North Country Home, Remodeling & Backyard Expo at Lake George Forum, 2200 Rte. 9 in village. Fri.: 4-8 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
18 - Adirondack Journal - Around the Region
News of the Week Woman stole from guest rooms, police say
QUEENSBURY — Rebecca L. Hall, 30, of Hudson Falls, was recently arrested and charged with two felony counts of burglary and one misdemeanor count of petit lar ceny after allegedly stealing money fr om guest r ooms at the Gr eat Escape Lodge in Queensbury, where she works. The lodge had r eceived several complaints from guests r eporting stolen money over the Rebecca L. past few months, accor ding to police. Hall was Hall caught on surveillance stealing money from a room during an investigation. She was arraigned at the Queensbury T own Court and r emanded to the Warren County Correctional Facility without Bail.
Two involved in snowmobile collision
HORICON — Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal injury snowmobile accident Horicon last week involving Anthony E. Tasso, 18, of Schenectady and Kathleen C. Latchford, 53, of Chestertown. Tasso slid into the path of Latchford, who was travelling in the opposite direction, sending her sled into a tr ee. Latchford was transported to Glens Falls Hospital to be treated.
Projects updated by town board
INDIAN LAKE— A major update should be r eleased March 14 on the hydro project planned for Indian Lake and Lake Abanakee dams in order to generate electricity from the sources. Indian Lake Town Board also reported that Verizon’s request for a permit to er ect a communications tower on T ower Hill is now a completed application at theAdirondack ParkAgency and is awaiting a decision from the regional zoning group. An existing 90-foot tower will be replaced to promote cell service.
Accidental shooting goes to court
WILTON — The 56-year old man char ged with endangering the welfare of a child after an accidental shooting resulted in the death of a 12 year-old will soon appear in Wilton Town Court. He allegedly left a 9 mm handgun and ammunition unlocked within access of his son and the 12 year-old victim. The court date will come after two previous adjournments.
Horicon bridge requires statewide vote
HORICON — Warren County hopes to construct a new bridge over Schroon River, but will need a statewide vote for approval. Land alongside the river is owned by New York State and the DEC make the vote necessary. The current structure is 115 years old and has significant structural weaknesses.
ALBANY — Seventeen people wer e arr ested and char ged with disor derly conduct after participated in pr otests, police said. Over 100 people participated in protests against cuts to program funding and tax breaks in Albany in the past few weeks. They were arraigned last week and released.
Former judge pleads guilty of driving drunk
WILTON — James Dawson, a former state Supr eme Court Justice fr om Elizabethtown, r ecently plead guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge after allegedly driving drunk last fall. He was fined $500 and sentenced to a conditional dischar ge that includes a required ignition interlock system be installed in his vehicle. Dawson served from 1995-2008 in Essex County.
Woman assaults trooper
CAMBRIDGE — Jessica M. Brice, 21, allegedly assaulted a state trooper last week and was charged with second-degree assault, a felony. The tr ooper sustained injuries and was tr eated at Saratoga Hospital. Brice was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail for lack of bail.
Police: Woman robs store clerk
WARRENSBURG — Kimberly H. Pulica, 23, of Warrensburg was charged with second degree robbery, a felony, after assaulting the clerk at Xtra Mart on Route 9 and stealing her cell phone, police said. She was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail.
Man sends inappropriate photos to minor
QUEENSBURY — Michael W. Murdie, 38, of Ballston Spa offered to send a 12-year-old girl photos of his genitals last week, police say. He plead guilty to disseminating indecent material and was sentenced to five years probation by Warren County Court. Murdie will also have to register as a sex offender.
Man charged with child pornography GRANVILLE — Ross E. Pardy was arrested after an investigation revealed possession and promotion of child pornography last week, police said. Police searched his home and seized a computer, which contained pornography downloaded over a peer-to-peer network. He was fr eed on $20,000 cash bail, pending pr osecution in Granville Village Court.
Repeat offender facing grand larceny charge NORTHUMBERLAND — Robert G. Campbell, 41, was charged last week for allegedly taking mor e than $3,000 from a Northumberland r esident to do paving work at a private home without completing the job, police said. He is being held in Warren County Jail.
March 12, 2011
In Warren County
County still negotiating with train operator Fate of Thomas the Tank weekend uncertain
By Lindsay Yandon
email@example.com NORTH CREEK — Negotiations have been dragging on between Warren County and Iowa Pacific Holdings since December in hopes that a new train operator will soon take over the rail line between North Creek and Corinth and beyond. Iowa Pacific is interested in conducting a tourist and fr eight operation on the lines, servicing the towns along the route from North Cr eek to Saratoga. Despite previous deadlines, if an agr eement is reached in the next few weeks, the lines could be operational by summer, according to Warren County supervisors. “We ar e dealing with multiple elements,” said Johnsbur g Supervisor Sterling Goodspeed. “W e ar e still number crunching and working the pr oposal
through.” Iowa Pacific submitted a pr oposal in November after Upper Hudson River Railroad’s contract expir ed and was denied renewal by the county after 12 years of operation. Goodspeed anticipates a contract within 50-60 days but added that it must be done right rather than quickly. The biggest change includes Iowa Pacific’s desire to run freight on the lines after years of the tracks being used solely for tourist trains. The tracks ar e in good shape and ready for use as determined by an inspection made by Iowa Pacific at the time of their proposal submission. The lengthy negotiations have, however, created problems for some traditional events hosted in North Creek. Thomas the Tank Engine will mostly likely not make his usual appearance in May. Ed Ellis, pr esident of Iowa Pacific, plans on continuing the Thomas weekends, but later in the year.
“The train has a huge economic impact on this r egion,” said Gor e Mountain Region Chamber of Commer ce Pr esident Dave Bulmer. “It is important that we work together to push the county to make a decision as quickly as possible.” The train attracts thousands of visitors to the Gore Mountain Region yearly and has spurr ed such annual events as Race the T rain, Ales on Rails, visits fr om Thomas the Tank Engine and many others, he said. The North Cr eek Business Alliance along with the Gor e Mountain Regional Chamber of Commerce are exploring other options for an event in May to r eplace the Thomas weekend. Goodspeed is optimistic about the future of the train, which will include a ski train, a dinner train, and commuter service to Saratoga Springs and New York City. “This line will connect us with the rest of the world,” he said.
Around the Region
State Ed commissioner tells it how it is Steiner holds nothing back in candid talk with local students
By Keith Lobdell
PLATTSBURGH — “You know times ar e tough, and I know times are tough.” That was part of the message that state Department of Education Commissioner David M. Steiner shared with a group of local students at the Champlain V alley Technical Institute’s satellite campus at the former Clinton County Airport March 4. “What your questions are really telling us is that this is a really tough period,” Steiner said. “The good thing about it is that we ar e being a lot more honest about education as a country, and we are saying that you as students deserve more for us.” Steiner spent just over an hour fielding questions from students as old as seniors and high school and as young as fourth grade about the state of education and where he saw changes coming. When asked about those who may have a tougher time performing on tests or in the classroom, Steiner said the approach should be more individual. “We have to stop thinking that everyone should arrive at the same place at the same time,” Steiner said. “When I was in school in England, there was nothing called ddyslexia. I was just a horrible speller and I would get D’s and F’s.” Steiner also talked about the issues with education and the proposed spending cuts to be made by the state. “What this does is it comes down to a social consciousness and a social contract issue,” Steiner said. “You and your parents as citizens can have an impact on this discussion.” Steiner said there are gaps that have to be taken car e of in the system. “Is it fair if one student is being funded at a rate of $9,000 and another in a different zip code is being funded at a rate of $26,000,” he said. “That is actually happening in this state. When you have less, you have to focus on what matters most.” With several students asking about testing, Steiner said he hopes that the state will work to make the Regents and other testing a better assessment of a student’s performance, but said things wer e most likely going to get tougher. When a student said they were feeling “stressed” about the up-
Drew Malone of Crown Point listens as David Steiner answers her question during a student forum at CV-Tech’s satellite campus March 3. coming round of tests, Steiner r esponded, “stress in life tends to get worse as you go on.” Steiner also said he felt there needed to be a change is how students ar e pr epared for college, something he feels is becoming more and more of a necessity. “We have built our standards in state education for kinder garten through twelve,” Steiner said. “The schools and the colleges were not communicating. What we need to do is make sure that there is no greater gap between your senior year and the first year of college then ther e is between your junior and senior year in high school.” Steiner also addressed the need to better educate teachers. “Teaching is about communicating, r eaching the students and understanding what it is they are being taught,” he said. “We have to re-evaluate how we are preparing our teachers and we have to look at how we teach, as well.”
Fewer Smart Growth grants to be awarded Deadline for applications March 18
By Andy Flynn
firstname.lastname@example.org ELIZABETHTOWN — The state Department of Envir onmental Conservation (DEC) will be handing out fewer Adirondack Smart Growth grants this year than it did during the first round of grants in 2007 because the line item in the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has been cut in half. Municipalities in the Adirondack Park have until March 18 to apply for the second round of Adirondack Park Community Smart Gr owth Planning Grants, administered by the DEC. In October 2010, the DEC announced that about $500,000 fr om the EPF will be available to fund new pr ojects in the Adirondack Park, which are required to be consistent with “smart growth” principles. In 2007, $1 million from the EPF was available for Adirondack Smart Gr owth planning projects.
Due to the overwhelming response from municipalities during the first round, DEC officials decided to go ahead with a second round. In all, 50 applications wer e filed in 2007, requesting $3 million, and 18 projects were awarded funding. “It’s clear there was a need to serve more communities in the Adirondacks,” said David Winchell, Citizen Participation Specialist for DEC Region 5 in Ray Brook. This time, knowing they have less money to work with, Smart Gr owth grant administrators lowered the maximum award amount so they could serve as many municipalities as possible, accor ding to DEC Environmental Pr ogram Specialist Dylan Walrath, administrator of the Adirondack Smart Growth grants. The DEC lowered the maximum awar d amount for Smart Growth grants in all categories: local, $40,000 (down fr om $50,000); r egional, $80,000 (down fr om $100,000); and parkwide, $190,000 (down from $200,000). For mor e information, call Dylan W alrath at (518) 402-9405. Applications ar e available online at www.dec.ny.gov/lands/50029.html.
Some of the communities that wer e awarded Smart Growth Grants from the 2007 program include:
Local projects -Town of Brighton ($46,400), Brighton Smart Growth Assessment Project -Town of Stony Creek ($25,000), Revitalization Study for the Hamlet of Stony Creek -Town of Ausable ($26,000), T own of Ausable Comprehensive Plan -Town of Bolton ($50,000), Sustainability Plan for the Hamlet of Bolton Landing -Town of Chester ($35,000), T own of Chester Community Housing Plan -Town of Newcomb ($50,000), Northern Forest Conservation Education and Leadership Training Institute -Town of Long Lake ($1 1,600), Common Ground Alliance “Blueprint for the Blue Line” -Town of Indian Lake ($42,600), Indian Lake Theater -Town of Horicon ($23,585), T own of Horicon Community Development Strategic Plan
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Around the Region
Winners, losers in VIC transition Partners reflect on new ownership of former APA centers
By Andy Flynn
email@example.com (Editor’s note: This is Part Five of a five-part series on the current status of the Visitor Interpretive Centers, which were operated by the Adirondack Park Agency from 1989 to 2010.) RAY BROOK — When the stateAdirondack Park Agency (APA) transferred ownership of its V isitor Interpretive Centers at Paul Smiths and Newcomb to two colleges on Jan. 1, not everyone escaped the transition unscathed. For the most part, however, many of the key players say there is a happy ending to this story. During this five-part series, of ficials interviewed for these stories were asked one final question: “Who wer e the winners and losers of this transition?” Answers were recorded from Paul Smith’s College, which now owns and operates the Paul Smiths VIC; the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), which now owns and operates the Adirondack Interpretive Center (formerly known as the Newcomb VIC); the Adirondack Park Institute, the VIC friends group since 1989; theAdirondack Center for Writing, a new tenant at the Paul Smiths VIC; and the APA. First the basics. Government downsizing: Due to a multi-billion-dollar New York state budget deficit, the APA dissolved its Interpr etive Programs Division and successfully transferred ownership of its Visitor Interpretive Centers to two colleges by Jan. 1, 2011. The move was expected to save the APA about $500,000 a year. Staff: During the 11-month process, four jobs wer e cut at each facility. Two VIC employees transferred to the APA headquarters in Ray Brook (one of them “bumped” another employee out of his position). Since then, Paul Smith’s College has hir ed a full-time maintenance person for the VIC, and SUNY-ESF will hire one fulltime staffer (a two-year position) at theAIC. More seasonal jobs are expected to be created at each facility. Facilities and programs: The trails remain open at both centers. The Newcomb building is still open to the public, and the Paul Smiths building is expected to be open to the public sometime this year. The API will continue to offer environmental education programs for schools and the public at each building.
Losers “There's no way to sugarcoat it,” said Paul Hai, program coordinator for SUNY-ESF’s Adirondack Ecological Center and Northern Forest Institute, “The wonderful people who wer e doing the work for the Adirondack Park Agency at the VICs.” Hai said the out-of-work employees lost in the short-term and he hopes they will soon move on to other jobs. He had worked closely with these employees since 2003 and speaks highly of the APA and the staff who built the centers and operated them for mor e than 20 years. “These places exist because of the people who did the work here,” Hai said. “What those guys created at the interpretive centers is a legacy, and they should be proud of it.” At the same time, as NewYork agencies dealt with budget shortfalls by closing environmental education centers around the state in 2010, “environmental education lost,” he said, noting the workforce reduction at APA and Department of Environmental Conservation environmental education centers. “The APA made a tough choice … We’re really hoping we can lessen that blow by keeping this center open.” API Executive Director Dan Fitts agrees with Hai about the loss to employees and the legacy they created. He calls the APA’s decision “understandable,” yet he laments the loss to taxpayers who once learned about the wonders of the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park from state workers. “I sure think the state of New York loses by not being able to fund those ar eas,” Fitts said. “It was r eal nice for the state to tell the story of the Adirondack Park.” While Paul Smith’s College Communications Dir ector Ken Aaron recognizes that the transition created hardship for the people who lost jobs, he sees the state of NewYork as a winner because the mission of the VICs will be continued under the college’s watch. “There are no losers,”Aaron said, adding that if the building had gone dark, the story would have been dif ferent. “But we stepped forward and that didn’t happen.”
APA Environmental Educator Milt Adams gives a bird-of-prey demonstration to visitors at the Paul Smiths VIC in 2008. Adams transferred to APA Headquarters in Ray Brook in January under a new title. Photo by Andy Flynn, from the APA 2008 Annual Report
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APA answers questions (The following answers were supplied in writing by Adirondack Park Agency Director of Communications Keith McKeever.) What is the APA’s legacy of the VICs, building a foundation for the future of the VICs under new ownership? APA legacy is more than two decades of the VICs showcasing the beauty and history of New York State’s Adirondack Park to appr oximately one-and-a-half million visitors. Concurrently, the VICs pr ovided envir onmental pr ograms and services, which reached a multi-generational audience that included over 75,000 school childr en. The extensive trail systems combined with innovative interpretive services fostered a greater public appreciation for the value of the Adirondack Park to all New Yorkers and citizens of the world. What is the APA most proud of in regard to its Interpretive Programs Division and operation of the VICs from 1989 to 2010? We are most proud of the VIC staff for their years of engagement in educating generations of Park stewards and for their outstanding commitment to increasing environmental awareness. Their dedication and commitment enhanced the public’s awareness of Park resources and theAgency’s role in their protection. Staff played an important part in interpr eting the Park Agency’s responsibilities for the public and private lands of the Park. Now that the APA doesn’t have operate to the VICs, how has that benefitted the APA so far? Have you seen a direct financial impact in January? How much money will it save per year? The Agency successfully transitioned the VICs and met all mandated budget saving mandates. This helped contribute to the overall state goal of reducing state spending. The Agency did not have to cut back additional staf f or resources in its regulatory and legal responsibilities and continues to effectively manage a demanding and complex workload. In regard to the VIC transition from the APA to the new owners, who are the winners here? The Agency’s handling of this downsizing is being discussed as a model for other state agencies. Therefore, we see the outcome as a win-win. W orking in partnership with SUNY-ESF and Paul Smith’s College, we wer e able to navigate through complex legal r equirements and r each an outcome that resulted in continued public access to outstanding trail systems, nature viewing opportunities and environmental programming. Who are the losers? No comment A couple of people have said that the APA and New York state government are “losers” in this VIC transition because the APA dissolved its Interpretive Programs Division and no longer offers environmental education programming directly to the public. What is your take on those comments? All agency staf f provide environmental education as part of their daily work r esponsibilities. Staff has always worked hard to explain how the Agency’s work plays an important part in protecting the environment, public heath and enhances community sustainability. We will continue to incorporate education and interpretive services into the our job responsibilities.
Winners All people interviewed for this story agreed that the communities of Paul Smiths (town of Brighton) and Newcomb both come out as clear winners because the facilities will be open to the public. That means roughly 100,000 visitors will still be making their way to these towns annually (about 70,000 at Paul Smiths and 30,000 at Newcomb), staying at inns, eating at r estaurants and shopping. It was a good deal for the local economy, they said. “The citizens of the Adirondacks are winners,” Hai said, r eferring to the residents' use of the centers as an educational and ecrer ational resource. More broadly, the educational community in the er gion is a winner, according to Hai, organizations that interpret the environmental and cultural history of the Adirondack Park and partner with SUNY-ESF in Newcomb, including the Wild Center, Wildlife Conservation Society, Adirondack Mountain Club and Adirondack Museum. And the citizens of New York are winners, he said. “Ultimately, New Yorkers paid for the structure,” Hai said. “That investment didn’t go away.” Fitts — who also sits on the SUNY-ESF Board of Trustees — said both colleges come out winners, as these public facilities ar e unique assets for their educational programs. Paul Smith’s College officials concur. Their students will benefit, as will the gr eater Tri-Lakes community, according to college Director of Human Resources Susan Sweeney. “This once again gives us the opportunity to say we ar e good neighbors,” Sweeney said. Perhaps the biggest winner is the Adirondack Center for Writing, which will be moving from the Paul Smith’s College administration building to the VIC this spring. The move will give the notfor-profit group the opportunity to be more accessible and use the theater space for programs, such as the April 19 program with celebrated author Sapphir e, accor ding to ACW Executive Dir ector Nathalie Thill. “We really lucked out as a community. This is a gorgeous building with so much potential,” Thill said. “This will be transformative for our organization.”
Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dan Stec has lost 68 pounds in about nine weeks by cutting back sharply on sugar, starch and fats. Garbed in much trimmer clothing at a recent county board meeting, Stec’s fast w eight loss pr ompted both quips and c ompliments.
County leader loses weight, but not politically By Thom Randall firstname.lastname@example.org QUEENSBURY — A county leader who is expected to throw his weight around regionally is now likely to do so — with far fewer pounds. Dan Stec of Queensbury, the larger-than-life Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman, has shed 68 pounds since Jan. 1, and this weight loss I want to go prompted both quips ‘retro’ with my and congratulations wardrobe. from fellow politicians at the Feb. 18 and — Dan Stec, March 9 county Boar d Warren County of Supervisors meetBoard Chairman ings. Stec, a looming 6 foot 5 inches, said his key to his quick weight loss was a protein-andvegetable diet that cuts down drastically on fats and simple carbohydrates including sugary and starchy foods. “The first couple of days I had ‘sugar withdrawal,’ but now I don’t miss it, and I’m not hungry,” he said. “I miss my pasta and pizza a little, but I don’t have to have it.” The diet started with a New Year’s resolution, and he then sought out the advice of chir opractor and weight-loss advisor Jonathan Gerber of Queensbury. Stec’s weight came off easily, and he’s now wearing clothes that fit eight years ago, he said, declining to r eveal his present weight. “I have a lot mor e energy, people say I look younger, and feel like I have mor e confidence,” he said, noting that some people claim he already has a generous supply of the latter. Stec’s goal is to lose 100 pounds and fit into the clothing he wore in college, he said. “I want to go ‘retro’ with my wardrobe,” he said.
Planning board gets $60,000 grant By Chris Morris
email@example.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Board received a grant this week from the U.S. Department of Commerce that will be used to establish a planning strategy for economic development in the North Country. Officials say the $60,000 grant will fund an “economic development planning framework” aimed at supporting private capital investment and job cr eation throughout the r egion. The grant covers roughly 50 percent of the planning investment. Bill Owens, the Democrat who represents New York’s 23rd Congressional District, said the funding comes at a “critical moment” as the North Country continues r evitalizing its economy. “I am pleased to see funds allocated to support private capital investment and job creation,” he said. Meanwhile, Chris Gibson from New York’s 20th Congressional District applauded the grant awar d, noting that the funding gives the regional planning board the necessary resources to foster more private investment in the North Country. “While the federal government cannot create jobs, we can remove the impediments to growth and help make our er gion attractive to private job creators,” Gibson said. According to congr essional staff, the Economic Development Authority grant supports the “development and implementation” of a comprehensive economic development strategy. The Lake Champlain/Lake Geor ge Regional Planning Board serves communities in Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Washington, and Warren counties.
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meeting 7 p.m. Rev. William G. Lucia, pastor. Thurman Baptist Church - Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship hour 11 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. Rev. Bob Herrmann, pastor. Kenyontown United Methodist Church Sunday services 11 a.m., Bible Study Wed. night at 7 p.m. WARRENSBURG First Presbyterian Church - 2 Stewart Farrar Ave., Worship 10 a.m. with coffee hour following. Youth Club for youth in grades 6 - 12. Meeting for the first and third Wednesday of each month 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., with a kick-off meeting for both youth and parents being held on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m.. All youth are invited. For more details, call Rev. Lucy Harris at 623-2723. Free Methodist Church - Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday midweek prayer and Bible study 7 p.m. Warrensburg Assembly of God - Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m.; Thursday youth meeting 7 p.m.; evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer 6 p.m.; Bible study 7 p.m. Dr. Ronald Parisi. 623-2282. The Holy Cross of Warrensburg - Sunday Eucharist & Sermon 8 & 10 a.m.; Sunday school 9 a.m.; coffee hour follows each service; Wednesday 5:30 p.m. evening prayer; Holy days as announced. The Very Reverend Marshall J. Vang-Priest in charge. 623-3066. Faith Baptist Church - Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; preaching services 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m. Rev. Lee B. Call 623-4071. First United Methodist Church - Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m.; Bible Study - Monday 7 p.m. 518623-9334. Stephen Andrews, Pastor. St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church - Eucharist at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 p.m. Saturday. Bible Study, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. & Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Parish Life Director Sister Linda Hogan CSJ & Sacramental Minister Father Paul Cox. 623-3021. First Baptist Church -3850 Main St., Worship Service 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday school 9:45; Thursday midweek. 7 p.m. Ron Burdett, Pastor. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Sunday Public Talk and Watchtower starting at 9:30 a.m. and Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry School and Kingdom Ministry starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. 623-4601. Christian Worship Center, Inc. - Corner of Elm St. & Pine Tree Lane, Warrensburg. Service at 10 a.m on Sunday. For further information 518-696-5468. Rev. Gerald (Jerry) Ellis. Thurman - Kenyontown United Methodist Church - Worship services every week 11 a.m. 1-15-11 • 77155
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