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WARRENSBURG Ñ Timothy Wright looked at his father Dave Wright dressed up as Santa Claus, sitting in a wagon Dec. 7 in front of the Warrensburg Town Hall, listening intently to one child after another share their Christmas wishes. The elder Wright prompted one child after another to voice their thoughts and holiday expectations. WrightÕ s expertise as Santa was not lost on his son, who had toured the various attractions of Christmas in Warrensburgh Ñ including the childrenÕ s craft workshops inside the town hall Ñ and said he was impressed. Ò This event is the most amazing holiday celebration, he said, looking over the town hall filled with dozens of children working on an array of craft projects. Various people throughout town offered similar sentiments, as the events and activities were increased for 2013, the 25th anniversary of the hometown holiday fest. North on Main St. was another attraction that drew CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


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Crafty elf Skye Gregson (center) teaches youngsters attending the Christmas in Warrensburg event how to fashion a traditional toy. The holiday festival, which featured new attractions, drew a large crowd both Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. Photo by Thom Randall

By Thom Randall WARRENSBURG Ñ Immersed in his new job for one week and a day, new Warrensburg Central School Superintendent John Goralski talked Friday about his initial impressions of the school system, the local communities and the challenges that exist ahead.



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Goralski started in his position as of Dec. 1, following the retirement of Tim Lawson, who had served as Warrensburg CentralÕ s superintendent for a decade. Goralski said that he recently attended a WCS Junior Honor Society induction ceremony, and was impressed not only with the students and parents he encountered, but with the quality of the high school jazz ensembleÕ s performance.

Ò They were just phenomenal,Ó he said, noting that they were equal in ability to any similar group in the region, despite the school having a limited enrollment. This group, he said illustrated the level of competence and high standards upheld by the WCS school district. Ò There are a lot of great things happening in this school system, whether itÕ s CONTINUED ON PAGE 19

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LAKE GEORGE Ñ The Lake George town board agreed to notify the state it doesnÕ t want the state to locate a boat launch on the east side of Million Dollar Beach Ñ but the panel declined to take the issue a step further, as angry citizens had insisted in a town




meeting Dec. 9. Citizens living near the planned boat launch at the southeast corner of the lake said the town should demand that the state submit its extensive redevelopment plans for Million Dollar Beach Ñ and its reconstructed parking lot, planned boat washing station and boat launch concept Ñ to local site plan review. The multi-million-dollar redevelopment plans include building a new parking lot several feet higher

so sewer pipes can be reconstructed underneath, setting up a boat washing station that could be used round-the-clock, and relocating a boat launch Ñ now virtually defunct Ñ on the east side of the beach. This re-positioning of the boat launch Ñ within several hundred feet of lakeshore residences Ñ has prompted passionate objections from the nearby hoCONTINUED ON PAGE 19

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Thurman native seeking to make a ski film in area By Thom Randall

Cory Gazaille, an aspiring filmmaker with roots in Thurman and Johnsburg, talks Dec. 6 about the skiing film he intends to shoot in Northern Warren County. He wants the semi-documentary to depict life and culture in the region as well as offer action sequences. Photo by Thom Randall


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THURMAN — Cory Gazaille, who’s been studying fimmaking after graduating from Johnsburg High School in 2010, is seeking to produce a ski film shot in the lower Adirondacks. On Dec. 6, Gazaille, who was raised in Thurman, discussed his ideas and shared his plans for the undertaking. Rather than make the routine ski action film that shows one stunt after another, Gazaille is seeking to give people a taste of life in the lower Adirondacks, offer a glimpse into the local culture, while portraying the beauty of the landscape here. Also, he plans to accomplish it with flourishes of cinematic style normally reserved for narrative filmmaking rather than documentaries, he said, noting that he intends to market the finished work to various film festivals Ò I not only want to give insights into life here, but I want to explore how rural life the Adirondacks is so different than metropolitan areas,Ó he said. Ò ItÕ s remarkable that everything is so different, yet we are within driving distance from AlbanyÓ Martin Fahy and Ben Richards of North Creek, as well as Liam Harrison of North River are to be skier-actors in the film, Gazaille said. Vinny Varsalona of New Jersey has been lined up as a cinematographer. Gazaille is to serve as writer, director of photography and producer. After graduation from Johnsburg High, GazailleÕ s been attending the Savannah School of Art & Design in Georgia. HeÕ s in his senior year at the college. Already, he’s shot and produced a two short films with a similar approach, one on skateboarding and the other on kayaking. Gazaille, who attended Warrensburg High School for a short time years ago, said he’s intending to shoot the ski film on Gore Mountain and other area slopes. Ò I know the area and its resources and the local people,Ó he said. If equipment and sponsors are lined up in several weeks, he may start shooting initial sequences of the film as early as late January, he said. Ò People up in our area are more connected with the natural environment, and I want to communicate that,Ó he said. Ò Through this film, I want to bring others back to nature.”

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Crowd turns out for fundraiser held by local boy stricken with rare extreme-pain disorder

By Thom Randall WARRENSBURG Ñ A 13-year-old boy from northern Warren County has been stricken with a rare chronic disease that causes episodes of horrible, nearly unbearable pain Ñ and dozens of people from the region jammed HeidiÕ s Clip Joint Dec. 7 to get their hair cut and support a fundraiser that the boy and his mother organized. Although the family of Timothy Lucid of Adirondack is facing considerable medical bills due to the condition, Timothy and his mother Kerry Lucid are donating the money to research toward a cure. All proceeds are going to research Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, both neuropathic autoimmune disorders. The response of people reading about his condition in the Adirondack Journal was so great that the salon had standing-roomonly for hours on Saturday. Present at the event was Timothy Lucid, a top-performing 8thgrade student at North Warren Central, greeting people as they came in the salon, thanking for their participation in the fundraiser. He was backed up by schoolmate John Riley, who helps Timothy get around at North Warren, and Dylan Nicholson of Lake George, another friend who played on TimothyÕ s Little League baseball team several years ago. Ò There are a ton of people, and this is a really good turnout,Ó Timothy said as he checked in people at the door. Ò ItÕ s so nice to see the community rally around this cause and help out so generously.Ó Haircuts were $10 each, but many people donated far beyond that amount. Drawings were held for gift baskets containing various items, services, and gift certificates donated by various area businesses. All proceeds go to and, a non-profit organization that assists families in getting the support they need to cope with this life-altering disorder. Timothy was recently diagnosed with RSD after surgery for a fractured elbow. Timothy was an All-Star pitcher with an impressive fastball before being stricken with this devastating condition, for which there is apparently no cure known at this point. Last week, Timothy said he was motivated to launch this fundraiser to help others with the condition, as well as raise awareness about its devastation. Ò IÕ m not alone in this disease Ñ there are 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year, and these other people need as much help as I do.Ó

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Kerry Lucid trims the hair of Shannon Maille during the Cut-A-Thon for RSD, an event she and her son Timothy planned to help raise awareness about an extreme-pain syndrome — and to help others cope with the chronic disease. Photo by Thom Randall

He said many of those stricken with RSD are children. Ò Kids as well as adults need to get help so they can get on with their lives.Ó Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy causes burning, electric-shocktype pain to the arm or leg, extreme swelling and possible loss of use of a limb or more if not caught in time. The intermittent pain can be so intense that it often causes blackouts or temporary paralysis. There is no cure, only the possibility of remission. Kerry Lucid, a beautician at HeidiÕ s, was busy with haircuts until about 5:30 p.m., 90 minutes past the time the fundraiser was to be concluded. Also cutting hair were salon staff members Jade Leonbruno, Courtney Beadnell, and Sarah Tyrell. Proprietor Heidi Baker was out of town for the weekend. Kerry Lucid said she was thrilled with the participation from people across the region, and there was a lot of excitement in the salon for nearly 8 hours. Ò It was amazing that in the short time we spent planning the fundraiser that we got the support we did,Ó she said. Ò Times are hard, and for so many people to support a cause for a syndrome that they probably never heard of is really unbelievable.Ó

Checking donors in at the Cut-A-Thon for RSD Dec. 7 in Warrensburg are (left to right): John Riley, Dylan Nicholson and Timothy Lucid, who is a North Warren student stricken with Reflex Sympathetic Disorder, an autoimmune condition that causes episodes of extreme, nearly unbearable pain. Photo by Thom Randall

Fred Griffen III and his wife Sara Griffen of Pottersville brought their children Fred IV, 10 and Abigail, 11 to the Cut-AThon. Ò TimÕ s a great kid, very well liked in the community, and weÕ re happy to help as much as we can,Ó Sara Griffen said. Cutting the hair of Kylee Granger of Pottersville, Courtney Beadnell snipped a lock of hair as Kylee looked in the mirror. Ò ItÕ s satisfying to put my skills to good use,Ó she said with a smile. Ò This is all so positive, very exciting.Ó Kylee, a North Warren student known for participating in various charities, added her thoughts. Ò This is a great opportunity to help someone out in the community,Ñ and TimothyÕ s really nice and thoughtful,Ó she said. Tim Lucid Sr. helped out by conducting the basket raffle. The morning of the fundraiser, several people showed up unannounced at the Lucid home, and as their contribution to the cause, split wood for the family, to provide heat this winter. Ò This is great,Ó Lucid said, noting both the Cut-a-Thon and the wood splitting work. Ò ItÕ s wonderful how in a small community

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Peg Edwards, Lake George historian, named ‘Citizen of Year’ By Thom Randall LAKE GEORGE — Busy in her compact office in the Lake George Village hall Dec. 9, Margaret Ò PegÓ Edwards opened a letter inquiring about an early-1800s artist that may have resided in Lake George. “People contact me, trying to find out about a relative, and I conduct research, trying to connect the dots Ñ but you donÕ t always get the dots to work with,Ó she said. Edwards, 80 years young, is retiring effective Dec. 31 as Lake George Town and Village Historian Ñ a position sheÕ s held for the past quarter century. Edwards said the time has flown past since she started in 1979 as the municipalities’ official historian. She took on the post after former historian Lee Montena, a friend at church, asked her if she would like to take over for her. Ò I didnÕ t believe I had worked for 25 years until they told me,Ó she said. Ò I really enjoy reviewing old photographs and manuscripts.Ó In honor of her many years of service, the Village of Lake George has named Edwards the 2013 Lake George Citizen of the Year. This week, Village Mayor Robert Blais praised Edwards for her many years of tracking down historical and genealogical information for others.

Ò Peg is certainly deserving of the award,Ó he said. Ò SheÕ s been a very diligent, reliable and dependable source of information about our community, and she will be sorely missed,Ó he said. Edwards said she was drawn to the position because she always had an interest in history. She noted that throughout her life, she enjoyed reading historical non-fiction. Ò I was born in a historical place, so it was natural for me to enjoy history,Ó she said. Edwards has been working in both the town and village offices maintaining historical data — housed in separate buildings Ñ relating to each municipality. Her collection of photos, newspaper articles and memorabilia has brought bygone days to life for so many people with local ties, Blais said. SheÕ s also answered thousands of inquiries from residents and visitors over the years. Also, Edwards would often attend special occasions armed with her camera to record history in the making. Recently, the town and village received a grant to consolidate the offices under one roof and have agreed to move all records to a newly renovated space in the town offices. A state archive grant is funding 80 percent of the project. The local share of the grant is the dollar value of the labor provided by village and town employees in constructing modern storage facilities. Margi Mannix, a long-time village resident and granddaughter of former historian Margaret Mannix, has accepted a provisional appointment to assist in the transition while offices are being consolidated, Blais said.

Lake George Town & Village Historian Margaret “Peg” Edwards talks Dec. 9 about how she enjoys her work tracking down historical information for area residents and visitors. Edwards was named the Lake George Citizen of the Year for 2013 by the village board. Photo by Thom Randall

Among the changes to take place is the computerization of historical records in the office. In the meantime, Edwards will be learning to operate a computer, she said. Ò My family wanted me to retire,Ó she said. Ò But IÕ m planning to learn about how to run a computer anyway.Ó

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Chestertown Dance group to hold sale

CHESTERTOWN Ñ Guiding Steps North Dance School of Chestertown will be hosting a Paparazzi Jewelry Party at the

Chestertown Firehouse from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The young dancers are raising money for their events. According to the instructors, the dancers are practicing technique and routines for hours each week. The girls are planning on participating in a competition, some master classes and dancing in Times Square. This jewelry is affordable, making last-minute Christmas presents or stocking stuffers that will undoubtedly be appreciated, according to the instructors. For details on the jewelry sale, call Krystal Koopmann at 932-5150. Area residents are urged to attend and support youth in the region.

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Warren County present their fourth annual Holiday Cookie Walk at the Chestertown Firehouse off state Rte. 8. Nine troops from northern Warren County will be busy baking homemade holiday cookies to be offered for sale by the box or platter. Either make a welcome holiday gift, sale organizers said this week. Area residents and visitors are invited to attend and enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate, then stuff a box full of homemade holiday cookies for as little as $5! All proceeds will be used for programming, community service projects and financial assistance for Girl Scouts of Northern Warren County. A new feature of the sale will be a clothing collection for those facing financial hardships. The Girl Scouts ask if you can bring a new pair of mittens or a hat to donate to children in need. These items will be sent to the Outreach Center in North Creek and to the Share Center in Chestertown. This next week, the Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Ambassadors and Seniors and their families will busy baking up a storm and look forward to seeing a crowd in Sunday, December 22.

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Crowd drawn to Brant Lake for holiday fest By Thom Randall BRANT LAKE Ñ Santa may have been a no-show this weekend in this rural lakeside town, but the Christmas spirit was thriving regardless. No less than 220 children showed up Dec. 8 for the Christmas in Brant Lake event to create holiday crafts Ñ considerably more than the routine annual number. Sunday afternoon, the Horicon town hall was packed to capacity with area youth Ñ plus their parents Ñ as children fashioned decorations or gifts and decorated holiday cookies at more than a dozen different craft stations manned by 30 or so volunteer instructors. Mid-afternoon, Chestertown preteen Olivia Slater had her hands stuck into a bowl filled with a concoction of green shredded wheat, glue and sparkles. She winced as she kneaded the colorful mess. “At first, I was like ‘Uuuugh,” but it’s not so bad now,” she said of her task. The spiky green mixture was being formed into thick circles by children, adorned with decorations Ñ and the outcome was an ornament looking remarkably like a holiday wreath. Ò ItÕ s really amazing,Ó Olivia continued. Ò IÕ ve never done this

before.Ó At a table nearby, her friend Katelyn Turano created decorated candle holders, fashioning them out of glass jars. Her mother Cindy Turano noted that the staff at the town of Chester landfill provided the many dozens of jars, retrieving them out of recycleables bins over the past several weeks. Not far away, children made snowmen ornaments out of baby socks stuffed with polyester batting. Event organizer Kira Studler explained that the adults and teens staffing the craft tables and providing instruction brought their own ideas and supplied the materials needed. Tom Johansen presided at a table where reindeer ornaments were made with wooden spoons, to which children attached googly eyes, and brown pipe cleaners for antlers. Barbara Blum helped children make a different style reindeer ornament, constructed from wine corks that people in the community saved for months. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Horicon Library. Community groups including the Horicon Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary and the Krafty Kritters helped staff the event. Auxiliary members brewed up the Ò snowman soupÓ that was handed out Ñ the concoction of hot chocolate, marshmallows and HersheyÕ s kisses, stirred up with a candy cane. The liquid confection gave the children the Ò sugar buzzÓ that fueled their creativity.

Two area children stuff baby socks with polyester batting to make snowmen ornaments during the annual Christmas in Brant Lake craft session held Dec. 8. Teaching the youth how to make these particular holiday decorations were Tammie LeGuerre and Kim Olden, both of Chestertown. This craft was one of dozens dreamed up by volunteers from Horicon and Chester.

In an email this week, Sally Joiner of the Friends of the Horicon Library explained that Santa had to skip Brant Lake this year because of his workload. Ò There are so many children that are asking for special gifts this year that Santa is working overtime to see that they are all ordered and delivered on time,Ó she said. But regardless of SantaÕ s absence, event organizers said they had a record turnout for this beloved traditional event in northern Warren County. Studler looked at the standing-room-only crowd in the the town hall with dozens of children working on various crafts. Ò WeÕ ve got a well-oiled machine going here,Ó she said. Ò And the turnout is really amazing considering Santa wasnÕ t here this year Ñ It didnÕ t really make a difference!Ó Next up for upcounty holiday fun is a program, also sponsored by the Friends of Horicon Library, in which children and their parents gather at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at the Horicon Town Hall to make decorations for a live miniature Christmas tree, Joiner said. Ò Children can take this potted Christmas tree home for their families, deliver it to a shut-in, or give it to a special friend or neighbor,Ó she said. Ò All are welcome to join us for what will be a fun and festive evening.Ó Families participating in this upcoming session are asked to call event organizer Barbara Blum at 494-3357 or send an email to so appropriate advance preparations can be made.

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During the Christmas in Brant Lake fest held Dec. 8, Chris Boggia (center) takes area children and adults on a horse-drawn wagon ride around the Brant Lake Mill Pond. Photo by Thom Randall

A crowd of 220 children and at least as many adults crammed the Horicon Town Hall Dec. 8 for the annual Christmas in Brant Lake celebration, which featured children creating holiday crafts including ornaments and gifts. The event has been sponsored by the Friends of the Horicon Library for 12 years. Photo by Thom Randall

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Support the ‘preferred alternative’ EditorÕ s Note: At the time of this printing, the Adirondack Park Agency was poised to make an historic classification of thousands of acres of former Finch Pruyn land, known as the Essex Chain of Lakes. The following is a joint statement from Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman William Farber and Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randall Douglas regarding a new proposed classification known as the ‘preferred alternative.’


he proposed APA Classification map released last week for the Essex Chain of Lakes sustains some key recreational priorities for Essex and Hamilton counties, particularly within the five towns that represent the Upper Hudson River Hub while providing protections for the most sensitive environmental areas. The establishment of a Wild Forest designation for key portions of the property will enhance recreational connections between our towns, and therefore economic opportunity for all of them. Plus, as we sustain the opportunity to connect these communities to the Forest Preserve, we cater to a broad group of recreational users and tie in our businesses back to the opportunity of the natural resource. Of particular importance to our communities has been: * Connecting the communities directly together, for recreational opportunities from mountain biking to snowmobiling * Assuring the general public access which is close and proximate to the Essex Chain, the Cedar River, and the Hudson River The packet released appears to assure the opportunities for those priorities and much more! The recommendation represents a tremendous amount of hard work, collaboration and compromises on the parts of the local communities, stakeholders, the APA and the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The result is a classification map which appears to weave together a rich maze of public comments, while achieving natural resource protection and fostering future economic opportunity. Breaking down traditional parochial boundaries and thinking is not easy, particularly in the Adirondacks. The efforts that these five towns have made to come together, plan together and, frankly, stand together, should be applauded and emulated going forward. The local governments deserve particular credit for their efforts to invite public input through community meetings, to foster productive dialogue through group planning exercises and, yes, to take the time to listen and understand the positions of those with differing views. When it comes to the Adirondacks being heard, this stands as a great success. It would appear that the State Agencies have been listening to all of us, as have Elected Officials right up to Governor Cuomo. It must be noted, that Governor CuomoÕ s willingness to come to the Park yet again, and listen to the concerns of the people involved, deserves our deep gratitude. Beyond that, Governor Cuomo demonstrated a deep understanding of Adirondack Park dynamic, when he suggested that Adirondack leaders should be talking more directly to each other. Governor CuomoÕ s view, that there existed an opportunity here, to respect the highest priority needs of the towns and the highest priorities of the environmental constituencies, may be about to play out, for the betterment of the Adirondack Park. Did our communities and constituents get everything we wanted in the proposed Essex Chain designation? Of course not! Nor should anyone have expected that one parcel of land could ultimately be classified in a way that would allow it to be everything for everyone. But the opportunities that could soon be before Essex and Hamilton Counties to provide unparalleled recreational opportunities and spur important new economic activity are exciting and historic, and set the stage for a much brighter future for our communities. Essex and Hamilton counties are the only two counties located entirely within the Adirondack Park, and represent more than 2.4 million of the ParkÕ s total 6 million acres. Adirondack Park. Even more significant, roughly 45 percent of Essex County and roughly 65 percent of Hamilton County are made up of state Forest Preserve land.

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iving in our free society has true skill of a human willing to give many perks and benefits. and place personal needs below those All too often we never reof many others. After being jailed 27 ally appreciate how good we have it years for his life long battle against until we face that expected event that apartheid and injustice in South Afcould change ones life dramatically. rica, instead of becoming a bitter man Be it a health scare, a simple accident looking for revenge, he understood at home, a sudden job disruption or a that his nation needed to be healed. family/personal crisis or change. It can People of all skin color could begin happen to any of us, at any time or at addressing the problems in society any level of life. by putting their differences aside and Dan Alexander This wonderful and free society also working together for a true democratic Thoughts from comes with certain responsibilities; state. Knowing what needs to be done Behind the Pressline some mandatory like taxes, others are and having the courage to buck politioptional such as volunteering or concal and social trends is what sets Mantributing financially. Without individuals stepping dela apart. forward to accept these Ò optionalÓ responsibilities Mandela had the rare ability that few leaders have our society would surely fail. Like any organization to affect true change. IÕ m not suggesting that any of or group you belong to Ò duesÓ must be paid and sacus can live up to his accomplishments but each of rifices made for the good of the whole. us have the ability to do our small part to make an In recent weeks the news has been full of heroic impact in our communities. Sure times are tough and deeds and humanitarian tasks like guardsman and there is never enough money to satisfy all your needs. soldiers returning from the front protecting the freeBut look around. How much better do you still have doms we all enjoy; individuals donating organs so it than others around you? How many times in life that another may enjoy a fuller life; volunteer firedid someone, maybe even a stranger, extend a helpmen risking their lives and safety to enter into ing hand or an encouraging word when you needed burning buildings to save lives; volunteers devotit most? None of us ever know what the future holds. ing countless hours to shelter and feed homeless Mandela could have never imagined when he was individuals and even pets; toys being donated to thrown into jail in 1964 that someday he would be brighten a childÕ s Christmas; volunteers standing president of his country and be so beloved around out in the cold to ring bells at the red kettles collectthe world for his efforts. ing funds for those less fortunate and even children I urge you to do your part. If youÕ re unsure where sending funds to children in other countries ravaged to start, or even if you are already active in volunby storms and natural disasters. teering your time and making financial contribuNo one forces us to perform those tasks. We do tions, may I suggest a contribution to the United them because we know they are important things Way, your local hospital, church, shelter or one of that must be done. Some among us accept those rethe many excellent organizations serving the many sponsibilities cheerfully and with enthusiasm, deneeds throughout our communities. Drop that spare voting their life to good deeds whenever the need change in the Red Kettles around town or volunteer arises. Others accept them as part of life and do the some time helping out in an organization you may best they can to contribute what they can and yet know little about. There is always room for another others skirt bye, living off this wonderful society takset of helping hands. It won’t be easy at first, but ing as much as they can and putting back little. youÕ ll be pleased with the outcome. None of us are in a position to do it all, but each As we approach the holiday season make the of us in our own way needs to participate in the oppledge to do more this coming year than youÕ ve tional responsibilities of society. The difference bedone in the past. Volunteer your time, dig a little tween those who do and those who do not accept deeper when making that contribution and do it these added responsibilities can clearly be seen on with a smile on your face and joy in your heart. It their faces. The joy of helping someone other than is that type of effort made by millions around this yourself, is a gift that canÕ t be replicated. Folks going country and around the world that provides true through their own difficult times can often be lifted hope for mankind and sooner or later will aid in crein spirit by focusing their attention on others. The ating a world at peace and harmony. good deeds we do or, dues we pay, sooner or later circle back around making this a better community, Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publicountry and world that we all must share. cations. He may be reached at The recent passing of Nelson Mandela shows the

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Turning Back the Pages By Jean Hadden

•100 years ago - Dec., 1913• Brilliant lawyer commits murder

With fiendish brutality, Edward F. Hitchcock, 62, a Kingsbury farmer, on the night of Dec. 4, 1913, murdered his brother-in-law Henry Norton, 52, who lived with him in the little hamlet five miles north of Hudson Falls. Hitchcock attacked his victim while he was asleep in his room and crushed his head with a seven-pound sledge-hammer. The crime was discovered by the murdererÕ s son, Adolphus Hitchcock upon his return from church at 11 a.m. He notified authorities and his parent was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail in Hudson Falls. No motive for the manÕ s horrible crime is known and he is believed to be insane by the fact that he was confined in the Matteawan asylum several years ago after he had threatened to kill several persons. When Adolphus Hitchcock, 21, returned home from church, he found his father at the barn harnessing a horse with the apparent intention of going away. His actions were peculiar and the young man sought the reason. Near the wagon he discovered a sledge hammer which was covered with blood near a satchel packed with his fatherÕ s belongings. With considerable difficulty he induced his parent to enter the house and go to bed. Calling to his uncle and receiving no reply, he went to NortonÕ s bedroom and found the dead body in the bed, the clothing of which was saturated with blood, while the head was crushed and hammered almost to a pulp. The son notified the Justice of the Peace and police went to the farm and took the murderer to jail. Hitchcock was formerly a brilliant lawyer in New York but succumbed to drink and was committed. For many years he had eked out a living at farming in Kingsbury. His wife ran a boarding house about three miles from his home. Henry Norton, whose sister had married Hitchcock, was a widower and had been living with his brother-in-law for some time. He leaves a son and a daughter.

At the hearing it was revealed that Hitchcock had been drinking all day Saturday and had quarreled with Norton that day. He had ordered him from his residence a year ago, but the latter came back a few months later and they had been unfriendly for some time.

Hunter loses leg, but rabbits dodge injury

With a gunshot wound in his right leg, received accidentally while hunting rabbits, Charles Armstrong of Riverside on Sunday afternoon, was hurried to an automobile on route to the Glens Falls Hospital and immediately after arriving there had the member amputated at the knee. He stood the shock well and is making good progress toward recovery. Mr. Armstrong started out Sunday morning, with Cecil Waddell and Frank Hewitt of Johnsburgh, to hunt rabbits in that town. After walking quite a distance they became tired and sat down on a log to rest. In some accountable manner HewittÕ s gun was discharged and the contents entered ArmstrongÕ s leg. Dr. W.W. Aldrich of Wevertown and Dr. Lee Somerville, of North Creek were hurriedly summoned to the scene of the accident and dressed the wound. They agreed that amputation was necessary and advised the manÕ s immediate removal to the hospital and an automobile was quickly secured for that purpose. The injured man is 27 years old, as young as his friend, Frank Hewitt, who is grief-stricken over the accident.

Unfortunate day for local boy

Guy Wilkinson, the young son of Dr. and Mrs. W.F. Wilkinson, fell from his bicycle while riding down WarrensburghÕ s Main Street on Saturday Dec. 6, 1913 and struck with considerable force on the brick pavement. Two of his front teeth were broken off after cutting through both lips. Earlier in the day he was injured slightly while playing basketball.

Remarkable old lady

One of the most interesting old women resid-

ing in northern New York is Mrs. Laura Gilmore, widow of James R. Gilmore, author and one of the peace envoys sent by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War to urge Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederates states, to terminate the war in a peaceful way. Mr. Gilmore was employed as a writer on the New York Tribune. He was one of the founders of the Continental Monthly and was much admired by Horace Greeley, owner of the Tribune. Mr. Gilmore was the author of many books. It was his book, “Among the Pines” that first brought Mr. Gilmore into the lime light. Mrs. Gilmore, 82, bright and active for her advanced age, resides at 7 Pine St., Glens Falls. She is the daughter of the late Judge J.W. Edmonds, once one of the most prominent supreme court justices in the state. Mrs. Gilmore is most always in a reminiscent mood and loves to show off her husbandÕ s books and to recant many interesting stories of the notable careers and great work done by her husband and father.

The death of George W. Bates

George W. Bates, 70, of Lake George, died at his home there and his funeral will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, the Rev. E.M. Parrott officiating. Mr. Bates was a lifelong resident of Lake George. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the 22nd Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers and served in Co. B throughout the war. In his active years, he was a carpenter of more than ordinary skill and a contractor and builder. Some of the finest cottages on the lake shore were erected under his careful supervision. The deceased was twice married, his first wife dying some 25 years ago. Some years later he married Miss Eliva Fox, of Lake George, who, with one daughter, Louise, survived him. He was the brother of Samuel M. Bates of Lake George. (Note: Captain George W. Bates was also a well-known boat-builder. In 1912 he plied the waters of Lake George in his homemade gasoline gondola. In this column in the June 8, 2013 Adirondack Journal was the story how Bates disappeared in 1913 after he lost his memory and was missing for several days at

Gettysburg during a Civil War reunion.)

News roundabout

Pete Monroe, farmer and weather prophet of Hayesburgh, Horicon, says Ò Expect little snow this winter, as wasps built nests last fall in the ground.Ó During a period of 10 months, ending Nov. 1, 1913, County Treasurer Beecher W. Sprague took in $587.75 for hedgehog and rattlesnake bounties. Of this amount, only $100 was for snakes. The Fort William Henry toboggan site in Lake George is now under construction and will be completed by the time the lake freezes. Carter Pasco recently killed a hog that weighed 617 pounds dressed. This is undoubtedly the biggest porker produced in this section in some years. The pig was fed on grain. D.B. Jenks of Valley Farm, Chestertown said potatoes were the most abundant of any crop raised by him this year. With the burning of Dr. MageeÕ s summer home at Loon Lake, old furniture and other heirlooms of sentimental rather than commercial value were destroyed to the great disappointment of the family.(Note: This mystery was told in the Nov. 16, 2013 Adirondack Journal.) There will be a donation party at the parsonage in Darrowsville the evening of Dec. 18, 1913 for the benefit of Mrs. Anna Young, whose husband recently died of pneumonia leaving her in destitute circumstances. It is hoped that a large attendance will be present to leave a large donation. William Tobin of Bolton Landing is having a piazza built on his house. W.W. Janser of Chestertown is having a slate roof placed on his residence. Thomas Collard of Newcomb is laid up with blood poisoning in his thumb. A son was born in Athol on Dec. 18, 1913 at the home of Clarence Brown. The stork left a lovely baby girl with Mrs. Joseph Mahoney at Friends Lake. Readers are welcome to contact Adirondack Journal correspondent Jean Hadden at jhadden1@nycap. or 623-2210.

Letters to the Editor

Thanks and farewell, Sarah! To the Adirondack Journal: When I moved to Warrensburg ten years ago it wasnÕ t long before I went to the library for a card and a book. The first thing I noticed as I walked to the front door, was a great flower bed compliments of Sarah Farrar. Passing by it again and again over the years, I was able to see all the beautiful flowers and was astonished to see my first red trillium. I brought my husband down to see it as well. The library has a homey feel to it. Not messy, more a work in progress. I met many front-desk people, not by name (including Sarah) and always wondered who the library director was. I heard it was Sarah Farrar, but which one was Sarah? Sarah is like that, very down to earth, not at all presumptuous. Always ready with a quick reply to my light-hearted sarcasm. She made it fun to visit the library Ñ - IÕ m going to miss her presence. Farewell, Sarah! Donna Flanagan Warrensburg

A community with heart To the Adirondack Journal: I am the volunteer director of the Johnsburg Food Pantry in North Creek and I wanted to share some recent experiences I have had. As with all other food pantries in the area, ours has had a decrease in funding and an increase in the number of families needing our services. As a result, our shelves are often depleted after a Tuesday distribution, leaving us wondering how we will be able to get enough food to feed all of those in our community who need it. Several amazing things have happened to make our continuing possible.

First, the local churches throughout the Johnsburg community have created a non-ending stream of donations on a regular basis all year. Recently, the local Cub Scout troop did a collection and when I walked into the pantry building after theyÕ d dropped off their collection, I burst into tears. They had gathered enough food to fill all of our tables. I was absolutely awed by the overwhelming generosity of the members of our own community who give through their churches and gave to the Cub Scouts and filled our shelves. Knowing our problem from the ‘inside’, several of our volunteers made crafts using their own time and creativity to sell and raise additional monies. In addition, the Lights On Committee gave us a table at the Copperfield last weekend and we collected even more food and financial donations. Finally, each year, Gore Mountain discounts skiers tickets in return for a food donation and so far this year, we have had several vans full of non-perishable foods donated through Gore. This weekend, the small North River Church will assemble 150 plates of homemade Christmas cookies to be included in the Christmas dinner baskets the pantry will be distributing. The people of our community and organizations like our churches and Gore Mountain have assured that we will be able to feed our deserving community members through 2013. Where else would one find such caring and generosity but in this wonderful North Country community of Johnsburg? The Pantry isnÕ t out of the woods yet, and will continue to need such caring donations in order to manage in 2014, but IÕ m feeling so full of love and caring for all that these various individuals and organizations have done to help others. I hope everyone who has given will celebrate the holidays this year with warmth in their hearts knowing that theyÕ ve made a difference for so many of their neighbors. I feel so proud to live in a community with such a big heart. Anita L. Abrams, North River

Reaction to viewpoint To the Adirondack Journal: The Viewpoint by Dalton of CFES was a diatribe about the cost of a college education. DaltonÕ s presentation gave short shrift to the factors affecting the pricing of college tuition and used statistics in a questionable fashion. For example, he states that Ò over the past five years, tuition at public four-year colleges increased 27 percent beyond inflation while at private colleges that increase is 13 percent.Ó There are three problems here. First, private tuition has been market priced. Public colleges have tuition subsidized by the stateÕ s tax payers.

Second, tuition is paid in dollars. The 27 percent increase in public college tuition since 2008 is about $1900, while that for a private college would be $3600 for the 13 percent increase. Third, the states have cut their support for public higher education from around 75 percent to 20 percent or less of the collegesÕ instruction budgets. Reported cuts for this year include: CA: 20, PA: 19, NH: 20-plus. Additionally, the Federal government has cut funding to colleges. As state and federal subsidizing of colleges declines, you can expect tuition at public colleges to approach market prices. Dalton: Ò . . . have failed to curb spending on bricks and mortar . . . Ó At state colleges it takes 4-6 years for buildings to go from proposal to completion. New construction has to be approved at the state level. Building needs recognized in 2008 would be coming on line this year, just in time to provide space for the additional students arising from the CFES programs. Other Dalton issues include tenured professors and too much spending on technology. The tenure matter is a discussion for a separate letter. Suffice to say that tenure is not the same as seniority in a union shop. Ò Too much technologyÓ ? What should these colleges provide, clay tablets and a pointed sticks? Many state universities are municipalities. Many have populations larger than any municipality in Essex or Clinton County: 20,000 or more students. Because they were established by state legislatures in rural areas, many provide water, sewer, fire, police, EMT, garbage removal, road repair, building and grounds maintenance, adjudication and other services one might find in a municipality. Those costs increase as state support decreases. As the university Ò ownsÓ the land, property tax revenue is not possible. Universities have to meet state and federal codes, mandates and so on, many of which do not apply to private colleges. Dalton applauds the proposed federal college rating system. But, one need not wait for the government to rank colleges. The U.S. News and World Report and SmartMoney periodicals are doing this. Also, there are ratings out for the best programs in many fields, compiled by the respective professional organizations, for example: engineering, architecture, etc. Gordon Howard Keeseville

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Bolton Bulletin North Country By Wauneata Waller Telephone 644-3880 Exchange Directory (518) Bolton Health Committee reaches out

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


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


At the annual Christmas party meeting of the Bolton Book Club on Dec. 5, the members collected $185 to donate to the Bolton Health Committee for the purchase of books for distribution at Christmas to the children. The book club has supported the Health CommitteeÕ s work for many years and their donation is greatly appreciated Ñ as is the work of the committee, which boosts the lives of dozens of area families annually. The Bolton Health Committee received a major donation this year from ChrissyÕ s Fund - a not-forprofit organization created by Mark and Linda Perry in remembrance of MarkÕ s daughter who died in an vehicle accident many years ago. The annual ChrissyÕ s Chairs fundraiser, sponsored by the same organization, is well-known in the area. Mark and Linda donate to many local groups and individuals during time of need. This donation to the Health Committee is to be used to fund a new project of the group. Household boxes of useful items will be distributed to each family this year, along with gift certificates for food, and clothing and toys for the children. Recipients will be getting laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, napkins, dish detergent, and various other cleaning products. This major contribution was warmly welcomed by the Health Committee.

Help with heating bills available

Again this year, the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Ò Heat Our NeighborÓ

program. Thanks to the generosity of the community and the Chamber members this program has been a success annually since 2005. This year the program was kicked off at FrederickÕ s Restaurant during the ChamberÕ s Christmas dinner on Dec. 10. Those interested in donating or are a Bolton resident in need of assistance, call Elaine at 644-3831.

Holiday caroling in Bolton

All area residents and visitors are invited to partic-

December 14, 2013 ipate in community caroling, set for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 15. In this heartfelt tradition in town, carolers of all ages visit those residents who are home-bound and elderly. All are welcome to join in, as no special vocal talent is required. A bus will take carolers throughout Bolton to sing Christmas carols. Meet at the town hall to join the fun. Call Linda Perry at 644-3020 or Hal Heusner at 668-9693 for details.

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Christmas in Warrensburg from page 1

many local residents and visitors Ñ a Living Nativity, with parishioners of three local churches posing as shepherds, wise men, Mary and Joseph attending the birth of Jesus. Several dozen members of the local Free Methodist, United Methodist and Presbyterian churches took half-hour shifts as actors in the holy scenario. Church members also crafted the authenticlooking costumes, and Pete Redfield of the Warrensburg First Presbyterian Church built the creche out of timber from his back yard, according to Nancy Barrows of the local Free Methodist Church. She and Ricci Redfield, Pete’s wife, organized the Living Nativity along with Stephen Andrews of the Warrensburg First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg. The scene was complete with baby goats and a donkey provided by Nettle Meadow Farm in Thurman, Christmas in Warrensburg founder Teresa Whalen said. Ò It was a wonderful, uplifting addition to the community celebration,Ó Barrows said. Ò It helped people reflect on the deeper meaning of Christmas and what love is all about.” Farther up Main St., various artisans had their crafts set up on tables at the annual festivalÕ s new Indoor Holiday Market in the town senior center. Out on the porch, Mary Landenberger spun wool to be used in her handcrafted goods, including her free-form felted scarves. Earlier in the day, wreath-making workshops had been conducted on the porch. Inside, her mother Pat Leonard signed and sold copies of her book “Tranfiguration.” Nearby, Donna Wormwood had a display of her intriguing, intricate miniature Adirondack camp furniture, made of tiny twigs, acorn caps, dried moss, bark and other natural items she painstakingly collects in the woods. Penny Down of West Mountain offered an array of her crocheted rugs, and Maureen Tuttle of Warrensburg demonstrated her Ò tattingÓ skills as she wove lace doilies and other similar goods while people watched. Michelle Whitefield of Whitefield’s Farm manned a display of their naturally-raised meats. Julie Gallup Harrington, of J. Gallup Farm in Warrensburg, sold her baked goods and pickles. Kay Allen of Thurman displayed and sold her Raggedy Ann dolls, ranging from miniatures to three feet tall. Sunday, Mike Irish of Warrensburg and Joshua Kerr of Broadalbin carved tree trunks into fanciful natural creatures in front of the local home furnishings store, The Bear Cupboard. Both children and adults enjoyed mule-drawn wagon rides uptown, courtesy of Our Simple Life Farm. The church bazaars, tree lighting ceremony, Breakfasts with Santa and other activities were also well appreciated. Whalen said she was particularly impressed by the concert of carols and religious anthems sung at a concert presented by Jim Corriveau and Friends. Corriveau is the drama coach and vocal instructor at Warrensburg High School. Whalen said she was touched when the audience spontaneously joined CorriveauÕ s group in singing carols. Ò It was so magical,Ó Whalen said. The day was complete for Whalen, she said, when she went home and saw a local resident post photos and comments on Facebook. Ò She said she loved how Christmas was celebrated in our little town, and that sums it up for me,Ó Whalen said. Ò ....With togetherness, in the true spirit of the holiday.Ó

Among those posing as characters in a living nativity on Dec. 7 in Warrensburg, were (left to right): (left to right): Arlinda Birdsall, Rich Bailey, Kately Allen, Mikelean Allen, Adam Allen, and (not shown): Heather Turner, Cindy Bailey, Sue McKinney and Caroline Fuller. The nativity scene, staged in front of Alexander Funeral Home, drew considerable attention during Saturday’s installment of Christmas in Warrensburg — prompting motorists to pull over and dozens of people to stop, reflect, and take photos. Photo by Thom Randall

Main St. Ice Cream’s gift shop to hold sale CHESTERTOWN Ñ The gift shop at Main St. Ice Cream Parlor is holding their annual Friends & Family Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 15. The shop features upscale clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, giftware, toys and cards. Much of the inventory, personally selected by owners Helena and Bruce Robbins, reflects Adirondack lifestyles. The sale features a discount of 25 percent off the price of nearly everything in stock. Some discounts are even higher, Helena Robbins said. The enterprise is located at 6339 Main St. in Chestertown. Robbins noted that free gift-wrapping will also be offered. The gift shop and popular ice cream parlor are housed in a historic 1913 building that originally was the Chestertown High School and later served as the town offices. Both the parlor and gift shop can be reached at 494-7940. Ò We do this because we really appreciate our customers,Ó Robbins said.


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Community Calendar Thursday, Dec. 12:

GLENS FALLS — Ladies Night, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. at The Shirt Factory artists’ complex, 71 Lawrence St. Meet leading local artists and craftspeople creating original art and handcrafted items for Holiday gift-giving; demonstrations. 30 different studios, specialty shops and galleries in one historic building — plus works by 34 other guest artists. Observe artists at work. Some shops open late; special sales. Free. Details: 907-4478 or: GLENS FALLS — Ladies Holiday Night, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery 7 Lapham Place. Gift shopping for handcrafted local and regional unique crafts and works of art. Music by Mark Rabin & partner. Refreshments. Details: 798-1144 or:

Thursday-Friday, Dec. 12-13:

GLENS FALLS — On-air celebrity auction of goods & services by WCKM Radio’s Morning Club, 6 a.m.- 9 a.m. daily. Promotion benefits Operation Santa Claus. Bids accepted by phone only: 761-9898. All money goes to provide clothing and food for over 3,000 area children.

Friday, Dec. 13:

BRANT LAKE — Mini-tree gift decorating session, 7 p.m. at Horicon Town Hall. Children create decorations for live potted Christmas trees, then take one home for a family member or present it to a home-bound citizen as a lovely gift. Cookies & hot chocolate; fun with family and friends. Details, reservations: Call Barbara Blum at 494-3357. CHESTERTOWN — Story Hour & Sing-a-long with Wendy, 10:30 a.m. at Chester Municipal Center, 6307 Main St. Stories, songs and fun! Free. Details: 494-5384 or: BOLTON LANDING — Meeting of the Lake George Park Commission’s Aquatic Invasive Species Committee, 2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m., Bolton Town Hall, Main St. Discussion to focus on planning for mandatory boat inspection program for the 2014 season. Newly amended plan provides for 24-hour boat inspection. QUEENSBURY — Concert: “In Memoriam & Hope,” by SUNY Adk. Chorale and Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m. in college auditorium, 640 Bay Rd. Performance honors historical figures in music. Free. Details: 743-2200 ext. 2468 or:

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15:

GLENS FALLS — Themed guided tours of historic Hyde House, 1 p.m. daily at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St. Free with admission. $. Details: 792-1761 or:

Saturday, Dec. 14:

ATHOL — Annual Thurman Christmas Party, 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Santa arrives by fire truck, bearing gifts for children, infants through 12 years. Games, prizes, food, perhaps craft activities. All invited. NORTH CREEK — Exhibit Reception for Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society artists, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main St. Meet the artists, view their work. Light refreshments. Free. Details: 251-2740 or: www. NORTH CREEK — “Share the Joy” holiday party, dinner buffet & dance, 6 p.m. at

Copperfield Inn, 307 Main St. Fest honors area non-profit organizations. Designated favorite non-profit organization in Gore Mtn. Region & receives 15% of amount spent for dinner. Details: 251-2200 or:

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 14-15:

GLENS FALLS — Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at The Shirt Factory artists’ complex, 71 Lawrence St. Meet local artists and crafters creating original works. Additional crafters on site. Three floors of gift discoveries in this historic building. Free. Details: 907-4478 or: GLENS FALLS — Dance performance: “The Nutcracker,” by Adirondack Ballet Theater, daily at Charles Wood Theater, 206 Glen St. This holiday classic is performed with expertise by students ages 5-18 with guest artists. Showtimes: students ages 5-18. Curtain time: Sat., 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. $. Details: 874-0800 or: LAKE GEORGE — Holiday Wine Tasting & Ugly Sweater Party, daily at Adirondack Winery, 285 Canada St. Free samplings of wines paired with cheese, handmade chocolates, fine foods. Bring an unwrapped gift or toy for a child, age 6-18, or a gift card for a special sampling. Donations received benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Wear your favorite ugly sweater or festive holiday attire and enter drawing for Adirondack Winery gift card. Hours: Sat., 11:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.. Gift items on site. Free. Details: 668-9463 or: BOLTON — Annual Christmas Bird Count through weekend, organized by Lake George Land Conservancy, 4905 Lake Shore Dr. Observe birds in south basin of Lake George by car, foot, boat or at the bird feeder. Amateur birders welcome. Coffee and hot chocolate follows. $. Registration, details: 644-9673 or: NORTH CREEK — Take Your Kids to Gore Week, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Gore Mountain Ski Center, 793 Peaceful Valley Rd. Children 19 and under ski, ride and tube free with full paying parent. $. Details: 251-2411 or:

Sunday, Dec. 15:

CHESTER — Open House and Caroling, 3 p.m. at The Priory Retreat House, 135 Priory Rd. Celebrate a wondrous time of year with The Priory. Candlelit caroling, storytelling and a reading of the Christmas story. Enjoy treats by the woodstove. Free/donation. Details: 494-3733 or: NORTH CREEK — Holiday Cabaret & Extravaganza, Our Town Theatre Group, 4 p.m. in Tannery Pond Community Ctr., 228 Main St. Celebrate the season with music, readings, storytelling. Refreshments. Free/donation. Details: 406-8840 or: GLENS FALLS — Children’s Holiday Craft Party, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. in Chapman Historical Museum, 348 Glen St. $ for kids, adults free. Reservations, details: 793-2826

Monday, Dec. 16:

GLENS FALLS — Twenty-Somethings’ Game Night, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. in Crandall Library, 251 Glen St. Refreshments too. For ages 20-30. Free. Details: 792-6508 ext. 289 or:

Tuesday, Dec. 17:

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The Queensbury Chapter of Relay for Life, a division of the American Cancer Society, will be holding two events this holiday season, and both occur this weekend. On Saturday Dec. 14 and Sunday Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. att the Aviation Mall, they will be hosting Wrapping for a Cure. Once you have made your purchases at the mall, drop by their kiosk and have your gifts professionally wrapped. A monetary donation is requested. For details, call 932-5831. If you are in the market for a holiday wreath, Relay for Life will be holding a sale Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at Garden Time on Dix Avenue in Queensbury. These fresh holiday wreaths are about 12 inches across, decorated with a holiday bow, pine cones and berries. They cost $25 and proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

LARAC offers unique gifts

If you still have some people on your shopping list that you have yet to find a gift for, the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council also known as LARAC, will be hosting a Ò Last Minute Dash event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 19 at their Holiday Shop. LARAC is located at 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls. For the Ò Last DashÓ event, the Lapham Gallery will transform into a festive showcase, offering holiday shoppers beautiful, original, and unique gift items. LARAC members will receive 15 percent off all items; nonmembers will receive 5 percent off purchases. Lake George Distilling Co. will be giving free samples and selling their products. There will also be live music. For details, call 798-1144.

Baptists plan Christmas services

The Thurman Baptist Church on Valley Road will be holding a childrenÕ s Christmas program at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 during the evening service. They will also be having their Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, of course.

Events & activities in the hills

Santa Claus will be coming to town on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall for the annual ChildrenÕ s Christmas Party. There will be delicious refreshments and arts and crafts to occupy the little ones while they wait for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive. Area children look forward to this event

GLENS FALLS — Open house, 7- 10 p.m. at Upstate Model Railroaders, 190 Glen St. Learn about model railroads. Various layouts, train memorabilia. Free. Details:

Thursday, Dec. 19:

GLENS FALLS — Artists’ reception, exhibit of works by Kate Austin-Avon & Len Frazier, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall, 42 Ridge St. Mixed media and photography. Free. Details: 321-4923 or: GLENS FALLS — LARAC Holiday Shop Last Minute Dash Night, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place. Shop for handcrafted regional unique crafts and artworks. Live music, refreshments. Free. Details: 798-1144 or: www.

BOLTON — Winter nature programs, 1 p.m. on Saturdays from Dec. 7- Dec. 28 at Up Yonda Environmental Farm, 5239 Lake Shore Dr. Fun, educational sessions both indoors and outside. $. Details: 644-9767 or: CHESTERTOWN — “Art Holiday” exhibit, in Art in Chestertown Gallery, 6378 state Rte. 9. Works by noted local and regional artists and crafters. Exhibit runs through Jan. 4. Gallery winter hours: Thurs.- Sun., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. Details: 803-4034 or: www. BOLTON LANDING — Exhibits & artifacts of Bolton and life on Lake George, 9 a.m.4 p.m. daily at Bolton Historical Museum, 4924 Lake Shore Dr. near Rogers Park. Also open evenings (except Sunday) 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. CHESTERTOWN — Chess Club meets every Saturday at the Chester Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All levels, all ages welcome. Free chess lessons. WARRENSBURG — Art exhibits at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St. Details: or: 504-4344. WARRENSBURG — Exhibits of artifacts, photographs and environments highlighting local culture, industry & curiosities in Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, open Wed., Sat. & Sun.: 1-3 p.m.; Fri.: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Fri., plus 6-8 p.m. first Thursday of every month. 3754 Main St. in the V.F.W. building. Entrance in the rear. Call Steve Parisi at 623-2928 or 623-2207 or see: for details. CHESTERTOWN — Not only great books and resources, but exhibits at Chester Library, Chester Municipal Center, Main St. Story Time and Sing-A-Long every Friday at 10:30 a.m. For details on hours or programs, call 494-5384 or see:

of the essence, and the deadline to re-register for the Basic Star exemption is Dec. 31. Simply stop by the hall and see one of the Assessors for help on this, which is likely to save housholds hundreds of dollars. Would you like to be part of your community? How about becoming a member of the Thurman Planning Board, which was once an active group in Thurman. In past years, this group has been a critical part of keeping Thurman a pleasant and welcoming town. Those interested in joining this group to help make decisions on the townÕ s future development, are urged to send a letter of interest with name and phone number to Box 29, Athol NY 12810. Time is running out to reserve your space for the Winter Solstice Shindig at the Adirondack Interpretive Center at 5922 state Rte. 28N. Formerly known as the Visitors Interpretive Center, the AIC offers outstanding learning opportunities right in our own backyard.

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Athol-Thurman If you are looking for ways to relax and de-stress this holiday season, the Charles R. Wood Theater has some very entertaining family-oriented productions. One of these events will be the Adirondack Ballet TheaterÕ s 22nd annual presentation of TchaikovskyÕ s timeless holiday classic, Ò The NutcrackerÓ in three shows Ñ at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 14 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 15. The Adirondack Ballet Theater was the first dance company to perform at The Wood Theater, and they are proud to be the venueÕ s resident dance company. This yearÕ s performance will celebrate ten years of the two entities working together with the Charles Wood Theater. This acclaimed dance company will present this holiday favorite Ñ typically sold-out Ñ with student dancers ranging in age from 5 to 18, plus guest artists and alumni. Tickets are on sale Dec. 14 through Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. for $16 at the Wood Theater, 204 Glen St. in Glens Falls.

a.m. at fort William Henry Conference Ctr., Canada St. Details, agenda: 668-9347 or: QUEENSBURY — Concert: Tim Janis & Ensemble, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 448 Aviation Rd. Music by renowned composer Tim Janis and his Ensemble. To benefit The Priory Retreat House. $. Details: 494-3733 or: www. GLENS FALLS — Holiday Film: “It’s A Wonderful Life,” 2:30 p.m. in Crandall Library, 251 Glen St. Family holiday classic. Free. Details: 792-6508 ext. 3 . NEWCOMB — Guided walk: “Tracking Life in the Snow,’ 11 a.m.- noon at Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N. Register, details: 582-2000: aic@ to register.

Interpretive Center to hold solstice fest Thurman residents and visitors browse among the many craft and gift items offered at Thurman’s Country Christmas Bazaar, held Nov. 30 in the town hall. Photo provided

every year and young and old have wonderful time. Once Santa arrives he visits with the children for a while and thy tell him what they most want to open on Christmas morning. Every child will receive a gift from Santa at this free event. So dress your little ones in their holiday best and donÕ t forget your camera! The county-sponsored senior bus service makes their trip to Glens Falls on the second and fourth Friday of each month and the next trip will be on Dec. 27. This may be the ideal opportunity to grab some after-Christmas deals. The service is for seniors age 60 and over. To schedule pick up, contact Laura by Tuesday Dec. 24 at 623-9281. The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings at the Thurman Town hall every Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. Drop in for a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a visit with friends and neighbors. For details, call Myra at 623-2633. The Sugar Loaf Seniors group holds their meetings once a month at the Town Hall on the third Saturdays of the month. There will be no meeting in January. The next meeting will occur in Feb. at the hall at 11:30 a.m. Membership is still only $10 per year. To find out more information call Norma Galusha at 623-9425. The Thurman Connection Snowmobile Club meets at the club house on Bear Pond Road on the last Friday of the month and this month that falls on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.

Over the fence

The Athol Post Office is still running normal business hours and will continue to until sometime after the beginning of the New Year. For further information about their hours continue to look in this column for updates. The new 2014 John Thurman Historical Society calendars are back from the printer and they make lovely holiday gifts. Simply drop in to the Town Hall and pick one up for $8. All town offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. These closures include the landfill which is regularly open on Wednesdays. Applications for Thurman occupancy tax funding for 2014 are due no later than Dec. 20, 2013. Those who are having difficulties delivering bags of trash to the transfer station should contact Jim Desourdy at 623-4254 and he will take them there for you for $5 per week. If you do not need weekly pick up, Jim will pick up as needed. Have you filled out your STAR applications? If not, time is

The Adirondack Interpretive Center is holding their Winter Solstice Shindig from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 to observe the beginning of winter Ñ and the folks at the AIC know how to do it in style! There will be a celebration of fresh snow, steaming chili and great music. This is sure to be a fun filled day: starting at 2 p.m. there will be solstice tree-trimming and decorating. Wear your warm winter boots, as you will be venturing outdoors to select the seasonal Solstice Tree. In the afternoon they welcome you to join them to help create homemade decorations. Enjoy live music from The AICÕ s program manager, Frank, and his bluegrass band, the Morehouse Family Band performing from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Then, at 5 p.m. there will be a pot-luck dinner for just $5 Ñ allyou-can-eat chili and corn bread. If you choose to bring a dish to share, dinner is free. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 582-2000. Those planning on bringing a dish call or email them at . At 6 p.m. there will be a full-moon snowshoe hike. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a guided walk along the trails under the light of the moon. This is a wonderful way to get to know people from neighboring towns. At 7 p.m. they will be serving hot chocolate.

Thurmanites’ special days

Celebrating anniversaries this week are Joe and Ginny Mosher on Dec. 17. Celebrating birthdays this week are Freida West on Dec. 15; Amanda Baker, Brian Angell and Tom Polleschi on Dec. 16; Bob Baker, Jr. on Dec. 17; Adorna Wright, Jaunita Cameron and Milton Kennedy on Dec. 18.

Local Christmas Bazaar attracts many

Thurman Country Christmas Bazaar was a great success this year a lot of people came out to support the small town crafters. The annual event raised $167 towards the local Christmas Basket charity in which baskets of holiday food and gifts were assembled and distributed. More than 150 people attended the bazaar, traveling from as far away as Clifton Park. Featured handmade goods included stepping stones, Adirondack miniature furnishings, paper-bead jewelry, quilts, mittens, decorated linens, baked goods, maple products, decorative items, wreaths, scarves, blankets, handbags, woven rugs, plus homemade soap and lotions. Cheryl Kenyon and Charlotte Needham organized this event, which was originally launched by Evie Russell. One basket of cookie-making items was won by Blanche Hayes of Bolton, and a basket of maple goods was won by Ian Conlon of Wevertown.

OBITUARIES RAYMOND C. THATCHER AUG 15, 1944 - DEC 05, 2013 Ticonderoga. Raymond C. and her husband Thomas of Thatcher, 69, of Ticonderoga, Hague and their children, passed away on Thursday, Raycia and Reegan Decker, December 5, 2013, at Fletcher Wendy S. Courtright and her Allen Health Care of Burlinghusband, Matthew of Port ton, Vermont. Henry and their Born in Ticonchildren, Megan deroga, August Tatro and Alyssa 15, 1944, he was Courtright, and the son of the Daniel S. Tatro late Carl and and his wife HeiKatherine di of Burnt Hills (Davis) Thatcher. and their chilRaymond was a dren, Isabella, 1962 graduate of Dane and Ticonderoga Gabriella; one High School. brother, Carl He was a veteran Thatcher and his of the U.S. Air Force, having wife Jeanne of Ticonderoga; served during the Vietnam three sisters, Shirley ThompEra. son of Ticonderoga, Carlene Mr. Thatcher was a life long Wendell and her husband, resident of Ticonderoga and Pete of Ticonderoga, and owner of the Wagon Wheel Kathi Frazier of Queensbury; Restaurant of Ticonderoga his aunt Ruth Woods; and for more than 30 years. many nieces, nephews and He served as Director of cousins. Emergency Services of Essex Calling hours for relatives County from 1990 to 2008. and friends were held SunHe was a member of the day, December 8, 2013 from 3 Ticonderoga Fire Depart- 7 p.m. at the Wilcox & Rement, where he served as gan Funeral Home, 11 AlChief and most recently gonkin St., Ticonderoga. Commissioner of the DepartA Mass of Christian Burial ment. was celebrated on Monday, He was a member and December 9, 2013 at 11:00 trustee of the Ticonderoga a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Historical Society and a dediChurch of Ticonderoga. The cated and instrumental memRev. Kevin D. McEwan, Pasber of the Ticonderoga Area tor, officiated. Chamber of Commerce. The Rite of Committal with He was pre-deceased by his Fireman and Military Honors brother-in-law, Floyd followed at the family plot of Thompson. the Valley View Cemetery of He is survived by his wife, Ticonderoga. Robbin L. (Ezzo) Thatcher; Donations in Ray's memory his children, Eric M. Thatcher may be made to The Ticonof Warrensburg, Raymond C. deroga Historical Society, 6 Thatcher of Ticonderoga and Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, his children, Carter and Carli New York 12883. Thatcher, Tarin P. Decker

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GERALDINE DOMINICA SCUDERI MAR 03, 1936 - NOV 29, 2013 Queensbury. Geraldine Doeri, Victor Scuderi, Dennis minica Scuderi of QueensScuderi and Carl Scuderi; bury, passed away on Saturthree sisters, Elsie Scuderi, day, November 30, 2013. She Lois Crawford and Yvonne was 77. Rich; four grandsons, Shawn Born on March 3, West, Joel Mail1936, in Ticonlet, Chris Froderoga, NY, she man and Alex was the daughter Winters; one of the late Emgranddaughter, manuel and Natasha Winters; Christine E. two great-grand(Scott) Scuderi. children, Vincent Geraldine was a Michael West 1953 graduate of and Natalie Ticonderoga Maillet; and High School. many nieces and She married in nephews. 1956 and is survived by four Calling hours for relatives children. and friends were held ThursGeraldine was fondly known day, December 5, 2013 from as "Cheech". Her passion in 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the life was her artwork. Her Wilcox & Regan Funeral paintings grace many homes Home, 11 Algonkin St., and businesses throughout Ticonderoga. New York and MasA Funeral Service took place sachusetts. at 11:30 a.m. at the Funeral Survivors include her four Home. The Rev. Kevin D. children, Loyal Ann West of McEwan, Pastor of St. Mary's Queensbury, Gina Mesnick Catholic Church of Ticonof Hyde Park, Michael Winderoga officiated. ters of Putnam Valley, and The Rite of Committal folMichelle Froman of Albany; lowed at the family plot of St. six brothers, Emery Scuderi, Mary's Parish Cemetery of Vincent Scuderi, John ScudTiconderoga. NANCY DELARM FOGWELL DEC 30, 1929 - NOV 25, 2013 Hague. Nancy DeLarm Fogtween Hobe Sound, FL and well died on November 25, Hague. Richard Fogwell died 2013 from Alzheimer's Disin 1995. ease. Nancy is survived by her 4 She was born in Norwood, children; Susan DeLarmMassachusetts Sandman of Anon December 30, dover, MA, Sally 1929, the only DeLarm Rypkechild of Francis ma of Hague, and Georgia BurNY, Sheri Deditt Perry. Larm Ginn also Nancy graduatof Hague, David ed from SpringKeith DeLarm of field High School St. Augustine, in Springfield, FL, their spousVT and attended es, 8 grandchilColby Junior dren and a stepCollege in New son, Richard London, NH. Fogwell of Stamford, CT. After spending a summer on She will be remembered lovLake George waitressing at ingly for her warmth, her the Island Harbor Hotel in friendly, spirited nature and Hague, she met and married her irrepressible sense of fun. William Keith DeLarm in A private burial was held 1948. Together they raised and a gathering of friends their family of 4 children and and family to remember and operated DeLarm's Dairy celebrate her life is planned and then Wintergreen Lake for early summer. Campsite until his death in Arrangements are under the 1979. Nancy remarried in direction of the Wilcox & Re1984 to Richard E. Fogwell gan Funeral Home of Ticonand they split their time bederoga.



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Essex Chain at center of APA meetings

RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at its Headquarters in Ray Brook Wednesday, Dec. 11. This monthÕ s meeting will be a three day meeting. The Full Agency will come to order at 1 p.m. for administrative actions. At 1:30 p.m., the Full Board will begin to deliberate amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan involving classification of recently acquired Finch lands and reclassification of certain adjoining State Land parcels. This action involves the Essex Chain, Indian River and OK Slip Tracts. Agency staff will brief the Board on standards for the AgencyÕ s decision, compare the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Draft Supplemental Impact Statement, review alternatives and receive a presentation on the Preferred Alternative. On Thursday morning at 9 a.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee will determine approvability for a Class A project for a 42-acre shelterwood cut proposed by Lyme Adirondack Timberlands, LLC. The project is proposed for lands in the Town of Webb, Herkimer County. At 11 a.m., the Full Agency will reconvene to continue discussion of the Finch State Land Classification Action. The Board will receive a detailed overview of the Preferred Alternative and the determinants for classification. The Board will first review the physical characteristics including the general natural resource considerations and road network. From 1 to 5 p.m., the Board will be briefed on the Biological and Intangible characteristics. This will include the Essex Chain and Hudson River fisheries, wetlands and wildlife considerations. The Board will then be detailed on the intangible and social considerations including buildings and existing infrastructure, reserved rights and easements. In addition, the Board will hear a presentation on economic factors, recreational opportunities and snowmobiling. The meeting will conclude with a Board discussion of the Preferred Alternative. On Friday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m., the Full Agency will hear a presentation of the Draft Resolution for the Finch 2013 State Land Classification Package. This includes consideration to accept the FSEIS and act on the recommendation for classification for the Finch 2013 State Land Classification Package. At 11 a.m., the Full Agency will come to order for committee reports, Local Government Review Board comment, public and member comment. Meeting materials are available for download from the AgencyÕ s website at

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Boat Launch from page 1

promised swimming safety, bothersome noise at all hours, and environmental degradation near their shoreline properties. Local residents had noted that the area of the lake where the Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking to relocate its boat launch is habitat for various unusual wildlife species, is too shallow to safely launch a boat, and is so close to private beaches that swimmers would be at risk of death or dismemberment. Lake George Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson said that the state had determined its plans werenÕ t subject to either its own State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process, nor would it be submitting its plans to the townÕ s site plan review, which is required of all individuals, commercial enterprises and governmental entities, according to town law. Dickinson said the state was acting on the advice of its own lawyers, but the townÕ s lawyers disagreed. When some in the audience asked about the feasibility of a lawsuit, Dickinson said he sought to collaborate with the state, as they were investing heavily into the Million Dollar Beach project, which includes installing innovative porous pavement, curbing stormwater runoff, and boosting pedestrian safety through re-design of access roadways. The project includes traffic pattern changes Ñ including the construction of a roundabout and the conversion of a roadway beside the beach from one-way traffic to two-way. The changes are intended to abate traffic snarls, backups and boost safety. A new drop-off point for people headed to the beachÕ s bathhouse will replace a crosswalk that now poses a danger to the public, officials have said. The citizens living near the proposed site of the boat launch, however, asked the town to pass a resolution telling the state they must submit their plans to the town board for their review. Peter Keating of Rose Point Lane, spokesman for the group opposing the launch, erupted in anger when the board balked at making such a demand. “You elected officials ought to back us,” he said. Town Code Enforcement Officer Rob Hickey said the state had already set a legal precedent by initially refusing in 2006 to submit non-conforming local stormwater abatement plans to public review, then complying and subjecting them to review. The stateÕ s new plans represent a radical change that needs such review, he said. Ò Their plans trigger every criteria for town review,Ó Hickey said. Town Baord member Marisa Muratori also said the DECÕ s plans ought to be reviewed by local citizens. Ò TheyÕ re not acting in good faith if they donÕ t come before the planning board and go through the review process,Ó she said. Keating accused the state of moving forward on its plans at a time of year when most residents were gone, to minimize public opposition. Ò The area property owners think the boat launch is getting shoved down their throats,Ó he said, noting that DEC regulations require a commercial boat launch to be further than 500 feet away from a designated swimming area, yet DEC officials are planning to locate the new one within 200 and 300 feet of local residentsÕ swimming areas. Ò We are nervous about trusting DEC,Ó he said. Resident Vinnie Spitzer distributed a map showing that he had an approved boat-mooring point about 100 feet from where the launch is proposed. Ò DEC is just pushing us around,Ó he said. Dickinson said the town had contacted state Sen. Betty Little and state Assemblyman Dan Stec, expressing their opposition to the boat launch relocation. The possibility the launch and an accompanying boat-washing station might be open 24 hours per day also sparked concern. Dickinson said he opposed any launch at Million Dollar Beach, because of not only the problem of conflict with swimmers and congestion of boats and trailers, but because it would allow for the introduction of more invasive species, which the area municipalities are battling Ñ an expensive fight that taxpayers are shouldering. Ò There are enough public and private launches to launch everybodyÕ s boat Ñ we donÕ t need another,Ó he said. Ò The DEC ought to concentrate on the beach.Ó Town Board member Vincent Crocitto said that collaboration and persuasion would accomplish more than legal confrontation. Ò WeÕ re going to move forward on this,Ó he pledged.

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academics, the music program, or the drama club,Ó he said. Ò WarrensburgÕ s schools have so much potential and so much to offer Ñ and people are very proud of the community here.Ó Goralski said he spent months observing the school system and conducting research into Warrensburg before taking on the job. He said he learned that Warrensburg CentralÕ s academic standards are high, the staff is dedicated and the teachers inspire students to perform well and either continue their studies at well-respected colleges, or delve into rewarding careers. Ò For a school with a small student body, a lot of students end up going to very prestigious colleges, and thatÕ s very impressive,Ó he said. Also, the school and its community are adept at dealing with adversity, he continued. Goralski said heÕ s heard the school leaders, staff, the community and the school district taxpayers remained dedicated to education during the recent recession, and they continued providing and supporting a top-quality program. Ò The success the school system has experienced in tough economic times is a testament not only to the staff, but the support the school received from people in the community,Ó he said. Goralski has pursued various careers over the last 30 years. He graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1983 with a degree in Environmental Science and Planning, and took a job as a site developer with a construction company in Boston. He then moved on to development work in Lowell Mass., which included rehabilitating an old mill building. Later, he owned his own construction company, then moved to Queensbury in 1988, where he initially worked for the municipal government as a planner. Goralski moved on to work locally for Richard Jones Associates Architects, then took a job as code enforcement officer for the town of Queensbury. Goralski then decided to change careers, so he went back to school and received a Masters Degree in teaching in 1998 and took a job as a 4th grade teacher at Abraham Wing elementary, he said. “I was looking for something more fulfilling,Ó he said. From there, he took a job teaching third grade at Queensbury Elementary school, and then he

John Goralski was named Assistant Principal and Committee on Special Education chairman at Queensbury — and he served in that role for five years. Following that tenure, he moved on to the position of principal at Stillwater Elementary, serving there for six and a half years before taking the superintendent post in Warrensburg. Goralski said he became interested in the WCS post through being acquainted with WCS High School Principal Doug Duell and Elementary Principal Amy Langworthy through their mutual association with BOCES. Ò I then researched the school and community, and I was very impressed,Ó he said. The big challenge ahead for the school district, he said, is to maintain quality programs while curbing tax growth Ñ all in the face of shrinking state aid. He said that the Warrensburg School District has lost $4 million in state aid over the last four years. Among the initiatives Goralski is considering is to aggressively seek out federal, state and private grants, and work with local government for opportunities for shared services. He also envisions collaborating with educational institutions like SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Plattsburgh Ñ to expand opportunities for local students to pursue specialized and advanced programs, as well as to provide teachers with professional development options. Also, he and other school officials have talked of expanding the use of the WCS Distance Learning classroom for more subjects than are now offered. Also, he wants to enhance career training opportunities for local students that are not headed off for college Ñ while enhancing programs for academically advanced students. Ò My vision is to continue on that path and make the Warrensburg Schools the best that they can be Ñ and serve as a model for other schools in the Adirondacks,Ó he said.

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CROWN POINT LAND - 53 Peasley Road. Property offers 3.5 acres on Putnam Creek with 600 feet of road frontage, a 50' x 30' 2 story frame barn with electricity and oil heat. Zones residential. Can be converted or build new. Beautiful spot and minutes to the Northway or Ticonderoga. $65,000. Purdy Realty LLC - 384-1117. Call Frank Villanova - 878-4275 cell TOWN OF Lake George 1/2 acre building lot. Access to Village water. Ideal for build-out basement. $47,000. Will hold mortgage for qualified buyer, 20% down. 518668-0179 or 518-321-3347.


COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PORT HENRY Duplex apartment building, completely renovated, excellent rental history, some owner finanancing available. $69,000. 518-546-8247.

LAND BRANT LAKE 9.1 acre building lot for sale by owner. Harris Road. $63,000. (518) 494-3174. CROWN POINT - 600 + feet on Putts Creek, 2.78 acres, 20' x 32' livable building. Fix up or tear down and rebuild. $30,000 FIRM quick sale. 518-354-7167. NYS LAND, ON TWIN PONDS W/ 34 ACRES $39,995 -Beautiful Woods w/ Large Wildlife Ponds Fullof Ducks, Geese & Deer. Minutes to Syracuse, Salmon River, Oneida Lake. Call 1-800 -229-7843. Financing Available. Or Visit STONEY CREEK 50 Acres secluded easy access 1800 ft. black top frontage, mountain views, Stoney Creek, NY 100K, no interest fianancing. 518-696-2829 FARMFARM666@YAHOO.COM

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SCHROON LAKE - Leased Land with Camp in Excellent Condition, 50' lakefront, 48' wooden dock, asking $50,000. Call for details 518-495-7683.

STUDDED SNOW Tires Two new condition studded Firestone Winterforce snow tires, 215/70R 14, mounted and balanced on Ford Aerostar rims, asking $60 each. 518-585-5267 or 410-833-4686.


SCHROON LAKE - Leased Land with Camp in Excellent Condition, 50' lakefront, 48' wooden dock, asking $50,000. Call for details 518-495-7683.

SINGLE FAMILY Home, Lovely single family home, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath. To trade, swap, sell for equal value home in area, $129,000. Located in beautiful Edgewater, FL. 518-696-2829.

ACCESSORIES (2) TRAILERS (OPEN) - both excellent condition; 2010 Triton 20' Aluminum - max wgt. 7500 lbs. Asking $4900 and 1989 Bison 31' overal Gooseneck, Asking $2900. 518-546-3568.

CROWN POINT - Cute, cozy, 3 bdrm/2 bath, A frame, porch, 1/2 acre, $83k. 518-351-5063, 860673-6119, 917-679-4449. LOVELY SINGLE FAMILY HOME, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath. To trade, swap, sell for equal value home in area, $129,000. Located in beautiful Edgewater, FL. 518-696-2829. MODULAR HOME 3 bdrm, 2 baths, on 1 acre of property, 2 car garage, 2 decks, $87,500. Port Henry, NY 518-962-4685 PARADOX HOME For Sale By Owner, Schroon Lake School District, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, fully renovated, 2 garages, shed, large fire place, $149,900. No owner terms. See Listing ID# 23972428.

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SCHROON LAKE WATERFRONT CAMP on leased Land. Screened porch, 32' aluminum dock + more. $37,900. 518-569-6907.

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BUCKET TRUCK FOR SALE 1987 International 1900 Single Axle, with Steel Out-Riggers on the rear near back wheels. Truck has DT466 Diesel engine with 132,000 miles, in very good condition. A one man bucket, will reach 50' high. Bucket also equipted with winch and picking point from both booms. Truck licensed, and ready to drive or work. Asking $7,500 or Trade. Owner: Don Thew- 518-6438434 802 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY 12972 or


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