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North Country meets NYC Students get crash course in nature

Veteran’s Highway in line for overhaul

By Pete DeMola


Matt Doheny speaks with the Valley News PAGE 6 LAKE PLACID

Kevin Tapia and Gildania Perez, 10th-graders at the Life Sciences Secondary School in Manhattan, listen to Linda Gillilland (not pictured) discuss agricultural issues on Friday, April 25 at the Ben Wever Farm in Willsboro. The tour was part of a program sponsored by the Essex-based non-profit College For Every Student to facilitate educational opportunities to promote secondary education to underserved students. Photo by Pete DeMola

New poll spells the good, bad, ugly for Cuomo By Seth Lang

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ALBANY Ñ A poll by the Siena Research Institute shows New York State residents give Gov. Andrew Cuomo mixed grades. According to the poll there was slippage in CuomoÕ s job performance and generic re-elect ratings. By a 64-28 percent margin, voters say

Cuomo has been an effective governor. However, on seven of eight specific issues, only between 15 and 26 percent of voters said that issue has improved since CuomoÕ s been governor, while between 24 and 45 percent of voters said it has gotten worse. The poll was based on the opinions of 813 registered voters. The poll asked about ensuring equal rights for New Yorkers, New YorkÕ s business climate, lessening corruption in state government,

state government effectiveness, personal economic well-being, quality of public education, economic well-being of most New Yorkers, and fairness of the stateÕ s tax policy.


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WILLSBORO Ñ Deandre Richardson paused, squinted at the horse, looked at the brush before turning his attention to the stable attendant: Ò Is there supposed to be this much hair? This is a lot of hair.Ó Richardson, 16, had just had his first experience with a horse and he thought it was neat. Ò I like this farm a lot, especially because I get to experience animals hands on.Ó He found himself in the stable at the Ben Wever Farm on Friday, April 25 with his classmates from the Life Sciences Secondary School in Manhattan, an environment in which some North Country domestic creatures are as exotic as, say, the hiss of subway doors to kids from Willsboro. The diversified livestock farm is whatÕ s billed as a conception-to-consumer facility by Linda Gillilland, the farmÕ s co-owner and FridayÕ s erstwhile tour guide. Ò ItÕ s the whole great circle of life.Ó Ò GENUINELY EXCITEDÓ The trip comes as part of a sweep through the region facilitated by a group called College for Every Student (CFES), the Essex-based non-profit that seeks to foster greater opportunities for students who CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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Enhancements to quality of care lauded by peers SARANAC LAKE Ð Several innovative, staffdriven projects recently took center stage at Adirondack Health for enhancements in the outcome and quality of care provided to patients and living center residents. Enhancing patient and nursing-home resident care never takes a vacation at Adirondack Health, and staff from multiple departments frequently team up to raise the bar when it comes to providing care in the hospital or Living Centers. Once a year, these efforts are submitted as formal projects, and are evaluated and voted on by staff to receive the Peak of Excellence Award.

Ò The competition this year was intense,Ó said Tina Charbonneau, Quality Improvement Manager at Adirondack Health. Ò The difference between the winners and those receiving an honorable mention was a mere fraction of a point. The caliber of the initiatives underscores the commitment all Adirondack Health staff have to quality of care across all disciplines and departments. In the end, the real winners are our patients and living center residents.Ó Peak of Excellence patient care initiative winners include the following projects and programs:

Gold Medal Awards Increased patient-pharmacist communication to ensure patients understand what their prescribed medications are for and how to use them effectively in order to have the best possible health outcomes. A multidisciplinary team approach to reduce surgical complications, focusing on complications associated with antibiotic overuse.

Silver Medal Awards Use of a hand-held sanitation monitoring system to measure effectiveness of cleaning practices, indicate areas that need to be re-cleaned, and data collection to evaluate and implement best cleaning procedures. Patient-centered care initiatives including nursing excellence expectations, individualized care, bedside shift-to-shift reporting, rounding by nurse leadership, enhanced discharge process, and transition of care and communication improvements.

Honorable Mention Awards Development of a comprehensive quality assurance and performance improvement program in the Bariatric Center to meet new standards, review critical data in a timely manner, improve patient outcomes and align the center for re-accreditation. Implementation of multiple best practices, revised policies and procedures, and education for the Colby Center for Psychiatry staff as well as increased community awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. The Peak of Excellence Award was created in 2010 and is aimed at recognizing an outstanding, interdisciplinary and innovative quality project designed to achieve measurable quality improvement outcomes that can be sustained over time. The Peak of Excellence Quality Award must be multidisciplinary with a diverse number of departments represented and involve an excellent team approach to quality improvement.




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Whiteface Veteran’s Highway rehabilitation to begin By Jon Hochschartner

WILMINGTON Ñ The Whiteface Mountain VeteranÕ s Memorial Highway will be getting a makeover. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the awarding of a contract to reconstruct and rehabilitate the highway, also known as NYS Route 431 in Wilmington. The road has deteriorated so much itÕ s a potential danger to drivers, according to Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston. Ò I think it was to the point that it was questionable in my mind if it should be open to the public,Ó Preston said. Russell Huta, a project manager for Rifenburg Construction Inc., the company tasked with rehabilitation, said on April 28 that work should begin in the next week or two. He said road work would impact drivers “very minimally,” with one or two flagging operations and lanes closed only for short sections. The companyÕ s contract allows work to be completed before the end of 2015, according to Huta, though he anticipated the project would be finished earlier than that. Rifenburg Construction Inc. of Albany submitted the winning Best Value proposal, which determines the winning bid by weighing cost against additional factors that include ability

to accelerate the project schedule and past state experience with the company. Rifenburg ConstructionÕ s bid had the lowest proposed cost at just less than $11.2 million. State funding is coming from NY Works, CuomoÕ s signature infrastructure program that has been rebuilding roads, bridges, and parks across the state. Cuomo said the Whiteface Mountain VeteranÕ s Memorial Highway was an important asset for the area. Ò But for too long Albany ignored the fact that this highway had fallen into disrepair,Ó the governor said. Ò By awarding this contract just six months after our administration committed to funding the necessary repairs, we are moving quickly to restore one of New YorkÕ s most scenic roadways and helping to draw more tourists to experience the best of the Adirondacks.Ó Assembly Member Dan Stec said he was pleased with the pace of the undertaking so far. Ò This project is wonderful for Whiteface, both as a tourist attraction and a valuable piece of Adirondack history,Ó Stec said. The highway improvement project will involve the full, eight-mile length of Whiteface Mountain VeteranÕ s Memorial Highway from Route 86 to the top of the mountain. Opened in 1935, the highway attracts more than 28,000 vehicles per year, as well as numerous cyclists and hikers. The highway itself is listed on the

National Register of Historic Places. The project will involve reconstruction and rehabilitation of the driving surface to make for a smoother ride. Culverts will be repaired or replaced to improve drainage. The project will also involve the restoration of many of the highwayÕ s historic elements put into place under the roadÕ s original design, such as restoring

the 10-foot wide travel lanes, and 2-foot paved shoulders, as well as fixing rock walls and resetting the quarry stone barrier stones along the road. Work will also include improving the septic system that services the castle at the summit, and replacing the water line that supplies water to that building.

New Adirondack travel planning app up and running ALBANY Ñ The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages (AATV), Center for Economic Growth (CEG), Central Ad-

Create a rain garden WHALLONSBURG Ñ On Tuesday, May 6, at 7 a.m., just in time for spring planting, the Whallonsburg Grange is hosting a workshop on Ò Creating a Rain Garden.Ó A rain garden is like a bowl or basin in your yard that captures rainwater and allows it to soak into the soil instead of draining into local watersheds. The workshop will include a brief introduction to water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin, followed by a visual tour of innovative solutions to stormwater pollution; a step-by-step guide to building your own rain garden; and a discussion of soil types and plant selection. $5 donation suggested.

“Inequality for All” to be shown SARANAC LAKE — The film “Inequality for All: A passionate argument on behalf of the middle classÓ will be shown on May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, Saranac Lake. The film debuts Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the economy. This event is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee.

irondack Partnership for the 21st Century (CAP-21), and Adirondack Regional Tourism Council (ARTC) announce the launch of a new travel planning app for visitors to the Adirondack Region of Northern New York. Ò Discover the Adirondack Park,Ó is now available for free on iTunes and on Android, providing tailored travel information for first-time and repeat visitors. While adventuring through the Adirondacks, travelers can use the app even if data and Wi-Fi are unavailable to find recreation, lodging, dining, and other information near their current location. The app allows users who are planning their trip, and those who are already in the Adirondacks, to find relevant travel information based on their needs and geographic location via two filters: “I am Here” and “I am Planning.” Both filters provide specific travel information personalized to the user’s needs via categories such as: Winter Recreation Rock and ice climbing routes Hiking trails and resources Shopping locations Events and attractions Ò Discover the AdirondacksÓ is compatible with iOS and

Android, and serves as an innovative and convenient resource for travelers accessing data from their tablets and smartphones. The Adirondack ParkÕ s diverse recreational opportunities draw many to the region, and the app will help travelers to access these, as well as local places to visit, eat and sleep. Complementing JanuaryÕ s launch of the Adirondack Trip Planning web portal on, the app directly supports key aspects of the strategic plans developed by the Capital Region, Mohawk Valley, and North Country Regional Economic Development Councils, contributing to investment, sustainability and revitalization in those regions. Funding for the project was provided by a Regional Economic Development Council Ò Market NYÓ grant from Empire State Development, the StateÕ s chief economic development agency, as well as from the Center for Economic Growth.


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For Sale: Act III


ou may have seen yellow signs dotting the landscape. Those are auction notices for the abandoned houses and empty lots seized by Essex County for failure to pay taxes. By the time you read this, the county will have had a tax auction on April 30, the first since 2008, in an attempt to put these properties back into private hands. Officials are optimistic that the 130-someodd properties and parcels will be placed back on the tax rolls, thus generating much-needed income for cash-strapped municipalities and relieving towns of the liabilities and stigmas that are associated with these painful reminders of rural blight. We hope the properties sell, preferably to young people, business owners and other forward-looking folks who will be net assets to these communities, from Moriah to Wilmington. The county is ailing on just about every metric Ñ its problems are well-documented and we neednÕ t revisit them here Ñ and most of these towns desperately need the income to sustain even the most basic services. But while weÕ d love to join in on the optimism, weÕ re alarmed at what we perceive to be a lack of contingency planning for what happens if these parcels, which range from the downright dreadful to the merely rustic on the march towards rehabilitation, fail to find buyers. Local officials just don’t have a Plan B. Moreover, they assume that in the event these properties are sold and placed back on the tax rolls, which are already stagnant as a result of the state-mandated cap, then weÕ ll all live happily ever after and we can turn our attention to other things. We donÕ t feel that way. In the event that the bottom drops out of this auction, and we have good reason to be feeling pessimistic after the steady drumbeat of rotten news all winter, itÕ s worth exploring additional options to ensure public discussion continues after the auctioneerÕ s gavel rises and falls. Look outward. Know what an EB-5 is? We do. ItÕ s a federal immigration program that fast tracks the visa process for foreign investors in regional centers that are designated by the feds as areas to promote rural economic growth. Among other criteria, applicants must pledge to invest at least $1 million in something called Ò targeted employment areas.Ó Those are defined as rural areas experiencing unemployment of at least 150 percent of the national average rate, among other factors. Guess what the

North Country has? Clean air, open land and a targeted employment area. Guess what Mainland China doesnÕ t have? None of the above. Eighty percent of these EB-5 visas are awarded to Chinese nationals seeking investment opportunities in more favorable climes. This might be worth exploring for something as large as, say, the former Frontier Town lot in North Hudson thatÕ s been moldering into the ground for the better part of two decades, the neglect of which is a slap in the face to American ingenuity. Build on trends. The farm-to-fork movement that emphasizes regionally-grown products to promote health and sustainability is a growing trend that reflects America’s desire for food products that arenÕ t manufactured in industrial complexes off the New Jersey Turnpike. Essex County is in a prime position to take advantage of this new phase in public consciousness with pockets of rich farmland and access to shipping routes that can zip fresh products, from veggies to syrup to microbrews, to eager regional buyers. A dependence on tourism shouldnÕ t be the regionÕ s permanent Hail Mary pass when it comes to economic development and it might not be a bad idea to look past the short term gain of putting some of these mid-sized houses back on the tax rolls Ñ or selling off empty parcels for residential development Ñ in favor of a longer agricultural game with these trends in mind. Repurpose. We havenÕ t studied the dynamics of each structure in the auction and are unfamiliar with the status of each building. For those that are sturdy and sound and not teeming with nefarious Mad Max-type characters that would necessitate hitting the auto-destruct button, the county would do well to immediately put some of them to use, if not only temporarily and in trial programs. Zoning is a crapshoot in the North Country and it doesnÕ t seem entirely unfeasible that with the right amount of tax breaks, grant searching and community incentives, some of these properties Ñ or even empty parcels Ñ can be repurposed for shortterm uses that can benefit the community, from teen recreational centers to wi-fi hotspots for seasonal residents, as officials map out a longterm roadmap for the future. If Act I for these structures was their birth, and Act II was their prolonged period of decline and neglect, we hope that Act III will be by characterized by lawmakers working together, political differences aside, to ensure each vacant lot and empty structure wonÕ t equate to missed possibilities, but rather untapped opportunities. Ñ Denton Publications Editorial Board

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The dreaded error in print


istakes are a part of We wouldnÕ t have it any other life. They happen, way. Our editorial staff and all sometimes right in the members of our team take front of our eyes. Other times, great pride in the work that words cross your lips before they perform. When an error your ears have a chance to play occurs, itÕ s not just shrugged them back for your brain to filoff. Efforts are made to correct ter the impact they might have the process that facilitated the on others. Other times, they are mistake. just part of being human. Tired, IÕ ve been involved with not paying attention, focused print publications for nearly Dan Alexander on something else or perhaps 40 years. This involvement has Thoughts from just ignorance, they do happen, included daily newspapers, inBehind the Pressline not intentionally, but nonethecluding Sunday papers, weekly less they do occur. None of us newspapers, shopping guides, are perfect, not even the two former popes magazines, newsletters and flyers. I’ve witwho were declared saints last week by the nessed some excellent newspaper editors Catholic Church. make some pretty dumb mistakes not just in Errors and mistakes come in many forms. articles but also in front page headlines. Last weekÕ s editorial on fracking contained a ItÕ s easy to wish they never happened and number of typos. The most glaring was the while we certainly donÕ t condone errors, we use of the word Ò antidotesÓ instead of Ò anecrecognize that despite our best efforts, they doteÓ and Ò antidotallyÓ instead of Ô Ò anecdotdo and will occur regardless of how many ally.Ó WeÕ ve heard from a number of readers proofreaders check over the copy. Sooner or regarding the misuse of the words and we aplater, something slips past and once itÕ s in preciate the fact that our readers have called print the only recourse is to take ownership us on the carpet over it. of it and seek solutions to avoid a similar reErrors such as these occur when there is a occurrence in the future. rush to complete a task on deadline and inMy own writing can be atrocious. A perfect sufficient time and staff to perform the propcommand of the English language is certainly er proofing procedures to ensure accuracy. not my strong suit and something I will likely It should not have happened, but the fact struggle with my entire life. My high school remains that it did. The end result was a English teacher warned me not spend so strong opinion piece on fracking was diminmuch time on sports and more time cracking ished due to grammatical errors and incorrect the books. usage of words. Those errors became a disMistakes are a part of life. We learn from traction overshadowing the message. them, we grow from them and we do our best I wish we had a larger budget for staffing, to never be defeated by an honest mistake. but with no paid circulation revenue coming We will address the causes behind these erin, most free papers opt to run press releases rors and do our best to improve the process or canned copy. We believe in providing lothat allowed these errors to get into print, cally written, community news and opinions. diluting the effectiveness of the desired mesWe spend a significant portion of the revenue sage. we collect from selling advertising to round To err is human, to forgive is divine. We out our publications with local news that ask your forgiveness and we will do our very might not be available from any other source. best to make certain such mistakes do not reMany times, our staff is stretched thin coveroccur in future editions of your community ing events, working on tight deadlines and newspaper. We also encourage you to keep proofing each other’s copy just before the paus on our toes and let us know when we fall per is placed on the press. short of your expectations. We know our readers appreciate the news Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Pubwe generate and we also know they expect us to maintain high standards, free or not. lications. He may be reached at


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Sidewalk woes

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Letters to the Editor

To the Valley News: I enjoy walking around the hamlet of Elizabethtown. I walk nearly every day and see many others walking as well. Unfortunately some of the sidewalks are a mess. Court and River streets are in good shape as a result of the DOT and water projects from four years ago. But some other hamlet sidewalks, such as upper Water Street and Park Street, are in very bad shape. No sidewalk repair had been done in the past two years by the previous administration. The situation was made worse when the previous town supervisor took $17,000 out of the sidewalk district fund balance in order to reduce the overall 2014 tax levy, which is comprised of many funds. This occurred last November and leaves only a $2,000 fund balance for sidewalk repair. Complicating this were the last minute pay raises given only to select town employees. The complication being that fund balance from those affected funds could have been used to protect the sidewalk district money. Raising taxes by 1.5 percent would have also protected the sidewalk money. The issue of only select people getting pay raises, plus money taken from one town official and given to another, both immediately following an election, begs different questions. The new supervisor and board are now in the difficult position of having almost no money with which to make the badly needed sidewalk repairs and will probably have to borrow to do so. Ken Fenimore, Elizabethtown

Fracking solution simple To the Valley News: With regard to the Valley News Editorial (April 26 issue), the solution to the fracking issue seems to me to be very simple. Forget a yes/no option at the State Level. Forget a yes/no option at the County level. Forget a yes/no option at the municipal level. Let each landowner enter into a contract with his/her Fracking Company of choice and let free enterprise take its course. But, require an ironclad provision in every contract that holds the Fracking Company accountable for any contamination of soil, groundwater, well water, neighboring property soil and water, municipal water supplies, reduction of property values, loss of farm or business income, etc. resulting from the fracking process. If there is a guarantee that no harm will come to the property owners in the vicinity of the fracking (size of vicinity to be determined and accepted by all concerned), or, in the event of harm, that suitable restitution and remediation will be made by the Fracking Company, then everybody wins. (Suitable restitution of course must include the provision of sufficient potable water to meet all harmed partiesÕ needs until proper remediation of the natural supply has been achieved.)

The Fracking Company will be extra careful to ensure that no mistakes are made, because of the inevitable cost to them. The property owners will be protected and so will receive the financial benefits involved with leasing the fracking rights to the Fracking Company. The people who want fracking on their land can have it, and the people who donÕ t want fracking on their land donÕ t have to have it, also knowing that they are protected by a proximity clause in their neighborÕ s contract. On a final note, I must take you to task on your use of the word “antidoteÓ in your Valley News Editorial. The word you should have used is Ò anecdoteÓ . An antidote is a drug administered to counteract the harmful effects of another drug. An anecdote is a tale told, the truth of which may or may not be reliable. Don Mauer Piercefield, NY

Surprised by editorial To the Valley News: I was surprised that in the midst of a generally good editorial a suggestion for improving education was by breaking unions. The growth of the middle class followed the growth of unions during the 20th century, as has the decline of the middle class followed the ongoing efforts to bust unions. The only people/institutions that truly benefit by the destruction of unions are corporations, their highly overpaid chief executives, and shareholders. The lack of unions has allowed corporations like Walmart get away with paying their employees so little they are eligible for food stamps. Has there been corruption in unions? Sure just as there has been corruption and greed on Wall Street that lead to economic collapse we have been suffering through. The solution isnÕ t eliminating unions any more than it is eliminating corporations. ItÕ s in reform, transparency, good governance and so on. The reality is we all benefit from collective bargaining. That said, too often the collective bargaining is just focused on renumeration and not enough on improving the product, in this case, how we educate our children. We need the collective voice in our planning to set goals and measure outcomes Ð outcomes that are more than just how one does on a test as we need to enhance our kidsÕ creativity, moral judgement, sense of responsibility, and ability to be a good citizen along with their skills in reading, writing, math, science, and athletics. Naj Wikoff Keene Valley

Correction An article published on page 5 in the April 19 edition of the Valley News regarding the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County contained an error. Qualified first time homebuyers should have a steady income for at least 2 years, not 20 years as was stated in the article.

News Briefs Hall of Fame Committee seeking nominations Pianist Jessica Roemischer in benefit concert LAKE PLACID Ñ The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee is seeking suggestions from residents of the Olympic region regarding possible nominations for 2014. Deadline for submittal will be Monday, June 2. The annual induction banquet will be held in the fall. The Lake Placid Hall of Fame began in 1983 and has inducted over 100 individuals, as well as the members of the 1948 U.S. Olympic fourman bobsled team and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Plaques commemorating each member are on display in the Olympic CenterÕ s Hall of Fame, located in the Conference Center at Lake Placid. In addition to their sports accomplishments, athletes must also have made meaningful contributions to society, improving the quality of life or the fellowship of man in the Olympic region – defined as Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties in New York State. To be considered for membership, individuals should be past or current residents of the Olympic region or have some significant connection to the area. All nominees must have made significant sports, cultural or civic contributions to the region, or their endeavors must have enhanced the historical heritage of the area. The selection committee currently maintains a list of candidates who have been nominated in previous years. Nominations can only be considered if they are accompanied by a list of accomplishments relative to the purpose of the Hall of Fame. Nominations may be sent to: Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee, c/o Alison Haas, 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946. The entire history of the inductees to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame can also be found at

Spring concert scheduled TUPPER LAKE Ñ Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Adirondack Singers at their annual spring concert. They will perform two concerts, the first on Saturday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name Church in Tupper Lake, the second on Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m. at St. BernardÕ s Church in Saranac Lake. Musical Director, Karen Butters was inspired when she put together this springÕ s program of popular favorites, dubbed Rock, Roll and Remember. YouÕ ll recognize many of the tunes both new and old. YouÕ re sure to enjoy hits from such well-known groups as The Beatles and The Associations, show tunes from Godspell to Fiddler on the Roof, and movie soundtracks ranging from To Sir with Love, Oh Brother Where Art Though and Mamma Mia! This is just a hint of what you can expect. With many more favorites on tap, youÕ ll be singing along and tapping your toes. In addition to the annual concerts, the Adirondack Singers are active in the Tri-Lakes community, performing at many other venues including Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Uihlein Mercy Center and the Saranac Lake Berkeley Green. The Adirondack Singers is a local community choir with members from the Tri-Lakes and surrounding areas. Suggested donation for the concert is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. Call 523-2238 or 891-5008 for more information. The Adirondack Singers would like to thank media sponsor, North Country Public Radio for their support.

SCHROON LAKE Ð Enjoy an evening of live music with concert pianist, Jessica Roemischer, at the Seagle Colony, 999 Charley Hill Road in Schroon Lake on June 1. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. with a reception afterward. Proceeds benefit High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care. The concert is $25, $15/seniors and $30/family. Please RSVP by May 21 to Ingrid at, 518-942-6513, or HPHPC/Concert PO Box 192, Port Henry NY 12974. In her multidimensional performance, Roemischer will bring to life four centuries of music, including selections from two newly-released piano CDs, Ò In Duet with GodÓ and Ò Light Born of Light.Ó RoemischerÕ s performances are unique concert events. While playing, sheÕ ll share inspiring stories with the audience and reads excerpts from her book, In Duet with God: The Story of a Lifelong Friendship. In addition, Roemischer will invite a volunteer to improvise with her at the keyboard Ñ experience not necessary! As an audience member Ñ either child or adult Ñ you will help create spontaneous and beautiful music, the barrier between performer and audience dissolves. RoemischerÕ s performances are a memorable experience of inspired music, spontaneous humor, and love. Adults and kids always welcome. Concert attendees may speak with her directly during the reception. Dessert and refreshments will be served. Please visit for more on JessicaÕ s background and experience.

United Way golf tourney planned LAKE PLACID Ñ The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. will have their 14th Annual Olympian Celebrity Golf Classic on Thursday, June 19, 2014. This year the tournament will be held at the Lake Placid Club Mountain Course in Lake Placid. This unique event randomly pairs an Olympic athlete or other celebrity with a registered three person team. The cost is $500.00 per team which includes greens fees, cart, free raffle gifts, and Barbeque dinner. All proceeds from the golf tournament will go to support the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. which serves Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Registration for a team and sponsorship forms are available at The United Way office, 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, on the United Way web-site, under the special events tab, or call 518-563-0028 to have one mailed or for more information.

On Campus Kaleigh Haleen Ratliff, daughter of Jim and Kari Ratliff of Westport, NY, has been accepted to The Goerge Washington University Graduate Program in Washington, D.C. where she will be studying Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Management. Kaleigh is a 2009 graduate of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in History and Government and a minor in Public History from Daemen College in Amherst, NY.

Powdered alcohol yet another bad idea


he companies expecting to release powdered alcohol or Ò PalcoholÓ as it is being called on the market were disappointed as federal officials have temporarily halted its entrance into the marketplace. Palcohol manufacturers say that it is a matter of an incorrect label which will be quickly remedied. The use of powdered alcohol presents a number of serious potential dangers to young people. Young people are the targets of alcohol advertisers and those By Scot Hurlburt advertisers are very good at what they do. Advertisers have been most successful at associating Ò good timesÓ with the use of alcohol. The commercials suggest that by drinking a certain brand of alcohol you will attract an attractive mate, have many friends and in some instances hit upon that transformative feeling that so many young people are in pursuit of as they strive to be viewed as an adult. I can only imagine the commercials for Palcohol, perhaps friends at a party all bring a packet of alcohol and mix drinks together as a show of group solidarity all the while looking oh so cool. Or perhaps a talking animal, kids view this presentation as magical, an animal of some sort sneezes the powder into drinks and says, it is so easy even I can do it.Ó According to industry sources, Palcohol will be available in many common forms such as, Margarita, Lemon Drop, Mojito, Cosmopolitan with others planned. Palcohol is meant to be mixed with water to produce a drink. Palcohol is made by allowing alcohol to absorb into a powdered carbohydrate. While it is not recommended, there will be those that will snort the powder in an effort to alter the intended experience. Powdered alcohol opens the door to many different abuse potentials. It would be possible to load up someoneÕ s drink with many packets of alcohol without their knowledge if it was your intent to get them quickly intoxicated. In addition, some people are on medications that make alcohol deadly for them or those that have serious health issues that prohibit alcohol or those that are actually allergic to alcohol or are recovering alcohol users. All of these non-alcohol users would have no awareness that alcohol was around them. Powdered alcohol will make it much more difficult for school and college officials to keep young people safe from the dangers of alcohol. The risk of alcohol poisoning would also be greater as putting too many packets of Palcohol in a party where a mixed alcohol punch is being made as it would be more difficult to calculate how much is too much. The concept of powdered alcohol is not new and a number of patents have been filed over the years in the production of powdered alcohol. In 1970, General Mills produced an alcohol powder for a brief period of time. Because there are so many different kinds of alcohol, I have been wondering why anyone would want a product called powdered alcohol. Maybe powdered alcohol will be aimed at space travelers where space and weight are very important. Astronauts can simply load up on powdered alcohol before being launched into space without any heavy alcohol bottles. Another possibility would be to put the alcohol powder into a paper straw like they used to do with sweet candy powder. It would also be good for someone taking a long bicycle trip where only one hand would be available to drink alcohol and the risk of spilling alcohol would be great. I admit that these applications are unlikely. I suspect that the biggest user of this product will be someone who is looking to conceal their alcohol use. I also suspect that this will in all likelihood be a young person. Powdered alcohol will certainly become a favorite of young people who need to consume alcohol without being detected and they need to consume alcohol as quickly as possible so that they will not be detected while using alcohol. It is a rare parent who would allow their teenage son or daughter to sit around the house with friends getting drunk. If Palcohol makes it to the market, it will be much easier for young people to use alcohol right under the noses of adults who are trying to keep them safe. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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GOP hopeful Matt Doheny hopes third time is the charm By Pete DeMola FORT EDWARD Ñ Matt Doheny wants you to know that heÕ s the only candidate running to replace outgoing FORT EDWARD Ñ Matt Doheny wants you to know that heÕ s the only candidate running to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) who is truly from the North Country and has the experience necessary to address the 21st DistrictÕ s needs. In a phone interview with the Valley News, the last in our series of open-ended interviews designed for the candidates to introduce their policies to our readers, Doheny discussed what has to offer voters across this sweeping district. Ò I KNOW THESE PEOPLEÓ The race marks the Watertown-based investment bankerÕ s third attempt at capturing the seat after narrowly losing twice to Owens, who was first elected in 2009 after a bitter race that attracted national attention and acted as a bellweather for the then-burgeoning Tea Party movement. Ò We fought two close races and came up very short each time,Ó said Doheny. Ò After Congressman Owens announced his retirement, we experienced an outpouring of support across all corners of the district and that really encouraged me to run again.Ó Speaking excitedly after a day spent campaigning in Washington County, Doheny recalled a conversation he had with a small business owner who he said was in trouble: Ò He had a situation back on the farm dealing with immigration and labor,Ó said Doheny. Ò I aim to help him, and people like him, on the ground to make life better.Ó Ò I know these people, IÕ m from the district,Ó he said. OVERREGULATED In whatÕ s become a common mantra for the two remaining Republican candidates in the race, Doheny said small businesses are strangled in a thicket of regulation by a sprawling patchwork of regulatory agencies that operate without oversight from elected representatives. Ò They need authority and real oversight,Ó he said, citing the regulations that farmers face as an example: Ò ThereÕ s the EPA, [the Occupational Safety and Health Administration] OSHA and all the issues and regulations that come to fore, like dust regulations, labor regulations, rules on spilled milk Ñ these all have a negative impact on the industry, from the dairy farms here in Washington County to the apple orchards in Essex.Ó TARGETED INDUSTRIES The candidate, who lives in Watertown and has a 10-monthold son named Declan, said policies should be tailored around the districtÕ s diversed sub-economies, from PlattsburghÕ s relationship with Canada, the military base in Fort Drum and the lakefront spread in Tupper Lake.

Growing young again


nstead of wasting time waiting for the ponds to open up; I decided to travel home to Elizabethtown for the weekend to visit a few of the old fishing holes from my younger

days. Although I tend to spend a majority of my time fishing the ponds; I’ve always been a river walker. I enjoy the flows more than flat waters, as the scent of a stream is ever changing and it is addictive. On the ponds, you can pretty much see it all from one location. The waters are flat or choppy, or somewhere in between; but there is no much variation. Sure, there are fluctuations in foliage, down trees, steep banks and other natural factors that give different ponds their character; but for the most part, a pond is a pond, what you see is what you get. But on the river, and especially on the small streams, the scene is always in motion, ever flowing, and wandering along. There is life everywhere, in the trees on the riverbanks, in the air, and under the river rocks where the crayfish hide. And it seems you

Ò There are vital differences between small businesses, agriculture, tourism, light manufacturing and infrastructural projects,Ó he said. “We need specific points of focus in creating an environment to protect these economies.Ó Doheny said he has the intricate of knowledge of each of these towns and how they operate as well as experience turning around troubled companies from his business background, attributes he said the other candidates donÕ t have. Ò I have been to all 194 towns and cities in the district, have met with untold people from all sectors, and understand what drives the economy,Ó he said, ticking off an encyclopedic list of towns, their leaders and the small, often overlooked, differences in nomenclature. Ò This gives me a clear advantage and clear point advantage. I grew up here, live here, and am going to make sure we have the most robust economy we can.Ó HEALTH CARE Doheny said if elected, he aims to Ò roll backÓ the Affordable Care Act. Ò However well-intentioned, itÕ s not working,Ó he said. Ò We continue to see negative impacts on folks in our district Ñ it will truly hurt families and small businesses.Ó He criticized the Independent Payment Advisory Board tasked with addressing and overseeing savings in Medicare as an unelected body that has the Ò authority to ration care and costsÓ much to the publicÕ s chagrin. In addition, he said, the ACA will hurt rural hospitalsÕ efforts at recruiting doctors and will force them to seek more lucrative jobs elsewhere. Doheny also cited the 2.3 percent tax on medical device manufacturers enacted as part of the provision as something that is Ò really, truly hurting these companies,Ó including those based in Glens Falls. IMMIGRATION Asked about his thoughts on immigration policy, the candidate cited a recent ceremony he attended in Washington County that saw the swearing in of 50 new American citizens. Ò It was a very touching, moving experience,Ó he said, citing participants from Poland, Indonesia, the Ivory Coast, Brazil and elsewhere. Ò America is a leading country in the world and this really reaffirms your faith,” he said. “While we have challenges, we’re still the leading light.Ó While he didn’t touch upon specific policies for job creation in the discussion, something that has bewitched the other candidates in this interview series, Doheny said he will continue to roll out Ò key elementsÓ over the next seven months during the countdown to the general election this fall. The candidate will face fellow Republican hopeful Elise Stefanik, the Albany-born, Willsboro-based businesswoman who served in a variety of roles in the Bush Administration, in the

can never capture it all, just a glimpse and itÕ s gone. In the dark, hemlock forested reaches of the rivers, the waters take on an ominous odor that scents the air, and the land. It is a primordial scent that always transports me back to my younger days. The waters, darkened by the shade, provide safe safe sanitary for the trout, even in mid stream. Their quick darting movements are difficult to decipher, unless a shaft of sun captures their shadow. Often they would hide, invisible among the long logs, the tangled roots and the rubble of the riverbank. I tried to entice them to venture forth and sip a dry fly from the surface, but the brookies were skittish, and the waters were cold. These waters were the playgrounds of my youth, they were the only waters within walking or biking distance of town. So too, were the surrounding hills, Little Buck, Wood Hill, Raven, and Cobble Hill. IÕ ve climbed them all numerous times, and I still canÕ t get enough. And as I stared at them from the valley floor, I couldn’t resist the urge to visit them again. Since the trout werenÕ t cooperating; I decided to take some time away from the grind in order to tackle a few of the smaller hills, and to let the trout settle a bit. I had come home to chase some trout, and in the process, to recover some of the excitement of of my youth. I climbed the

The tiny village of Elizabethtown always appears much larger when viewed from above. Photo by Joe Hackett

GOP primary on June 24. Since both candidates have been endorsed by third parties Ñ Doheny by the Independence Party, Stefanik by the Conservative Party Ñ the two have indicated they will remain in the race despite who emerges victorious from the primary. WAR LOOMS DohenyÕ s long-awaited interview with the Valley News comes as part of an aggressive campaign push in the run-up to the Republican primary. On Thursday, April 24, the candidate bashed Democratic frontrunner Aaron Woolf, the grocery store owner and small business owner from Elizabethtown, with a tongue-in-cheek list of tips for touring the North Country and on Friday, he released his first radio ad blasting “DC insiders,” an alluded slight against Stefanik, whose campaign challenged DohenyÕ s efforts to net the Independence and Conservative Party lines last week. In a written statement, Stefanik campaign attorney James Walsh accused the Doheny campaign of “inflating numbers” and skirting legal procedures in order to gain ballot access. “When you run for Congress, seeking to make law, the first step in the process is to follow the law,Ó said Walsh. Ò The Doheny campaign is not unfamiliar with the petition process and our belief is that in the rush to inflate numbers and gain access to the Independence and Conservative lines, the Doheny campaign played political Ñ and potentially fraudulent Ñ games with this important process.Ó The campaign alledged “flawed submissions” of Conservative Party signatures to the ballot and provided the Valley News scans of signatures that they perceived as questionable. “The snow is finally gone but we still have time for reindeer games,Ó responded the Doheny campaign, also in a written statement. Each candidate needs to submit a designated amount of signatures from voters registered in those parties to receive ballot access. Although they are comparatively small and often overlooked, they play an important role in fundraising, shaping policy, offering visibility and creating a network of support for candidates during fluid primary races. And capping the end of a fast-moving political week that saw Congressman Owens officially endorse Woolf in a swing through the region and petition challenges that may bounce Democratic hopeful Steven Burke and perennial Green Party candidate Donald Hassig out of the race before their respective primaries on June 24 (those respective stories will appear in our online version) Ñ Doheny announced on Friday that he agreed to participate in a pair of GOP debates: May 27 and June 12, both to be hosted by television networks and their affiliates in Watertown. Ò Our campaign is focused on talking to the voters about the issues that are affecting them in their day to day lives,Ó he said in the statement. Ò These debates are a great way for voters to hear directly from the candidates.Ó hills again, and I looked down on my old small town. I hiked the ridges, and visited our old campsites. I climbed the cliffs and discovered a few more mountaintop antennas. (ItÕ s always surprising to see just how far some folks will go to get television reception, not to mention the cost of stringing half a mile of antenna wire up the side of a cliff.) Elizabethtown has remained pretty much the same as it was in my youth, just like many of the small, non-touristy Adirondack towns. It really hasnÕ t changed much over the years. There are a few more buildings, fewer families, and a surprising number of new homes situated on the hillsides surrounding the Pleasant Valley. The mountains havenÕ t moved much. Giant of the Valley still looms to the south west, and Hurricane still sports itÕ s Fire tower, as proud as ever. I walk the sidewalks and still know most of the folks I meet; even though IÕ ve been gone and many years removed. One evening, I ran into a former classmate at the local Grand Union. We hadnÕ t seen each other for many years, and he reminded me this year would be our 40th class reunion. Ò Forty years?Ó , I asked incredulously. Ò Are you sure?Ó I started running the numbers through my mind, and sure enough, he was right! Ò Damn,Ó I mumbled under my breath, Ò So many trout, and so little time left.Ó I thought about his remark as I waked back to the house. It was a very difficult pill to swallow. Ò Another place, another town,Ó I muttered to no one in particular. Ò NowÕ s not the time to dwell on such matters. There are still trout to be found, and plenty of ground I need to pound. I need not worry about it at all right now.Ó The following morning I caught my first brook trout of the new season. It fell for a dry fly that I had skittered under an overhanging stream bank, in my old back yard. I was not surprised in the least. The little brook has always produced trout, even though it winds itÕ s way right through the middle of town. It is rarely fished, and often overlooked by anglers seeking bigger waters and larger fish I was just as excited at the age of 58, as I was at the age of 8 and an hour later I still had a silly smirk on my face. Any fish taken on the fly is a trophy, and if you want more, sometimes it pays to wish for a little less. And while I may never be able to truly go home again, it sure is nice to shed the restrictions of age, and walk in the footprints of my youth every once in a while. Next year, IÕ ll be back. Though IÕ ll be another year older, IÕ ll fish as if I’m still nine years old and I’ll drift a fly right by that overhung bank again! I can wait. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

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Historic Saranac Lake to host Preservation Forum SARANAC LAKE Ñ On May 13, Historic Saranac Lake will host a day-long forum on the topic of architectural preservation titled, Ò Preservation Celebration.Ó The day will feature two workshops and a tour of the Hotel Saranac restoration project. “Our goal is to highlight the benefits of architectural preservation and explore ways that the community can continue to build on the success of the Hotel Saranac,Ó said Historic Saranac Lake Executive Director Amy Catania. Preservation experts Kim and Jack Alvarez of Landmark Consulting, LLC, an architectural preservation consulting firm in Albany specializing in restoring historic properties, are leading two of the programs. Jack Alvarez will present the morning session on window restoration in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street. The morning workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.. Ò Windows are a hot topic,Ó said Catania. Ò They are an important feature of every home, obviously, and a special feature of the villageÕ s old cure porches. As many of our old wood windows start to show their age, itÕ s easy to be tempted by the promotional material for vinyl replacements.Ó Jack Alvarez will explain why keeping the wood windows is the energy efficient, environmentally sustainable, and economically sound choice. Workshop attendees will learn how to perform repairs to wood windows — from the simplest fix to the more involved, while at the same time collecting tips for making their home more energy efficient without sacrificing the beauty of original wood windows. Following a brown bag lunch, Murray Gould of Port City

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of voters support the SAFE Act, compared to 61 percent one year ago, in March 2013. Ò While overall, New Yorkers support the SAFE Act by a two-to-one margin, there are some stark differences based on partisanship and geography. Three-quarters of Democrats and a majority of independents support the law, while a majority of Republicans oppose it. The law is supported by more than three-quarters of New York City voters and almost two-thirds of downstate suburban voters, while a slim majority of upstaters oppose it,Ó Siena pollster Steve Greenberg said. Ò While a majority of men and white voters support the gun law, even stronger majorities of women, black and Latino voters support it.Ó

College classes for inmates

Ò There is a very strong partisan and geographic split on the governorÕ s proposal to fund college classes for prison inmates. Twothirds of Democrats support it, while twothirds of Republicans oppose it, and independents are divided down the middle. More than 70 percent of New York City voters support it, as do a majority of downstate suburbanites, however, two-thirds of upstaters oppose the idea,Ó Greenberg said. Ò A majority of white voters oppose funding college classes for inmates but it enjoys support from three-quarters of Latino voters and more than 80 percent of black voters, as well as two-thirds of Jewish voters,Ó Greenberg said. Ò Younger voters strongly support it, while older voters are evenly divided.Ó

Dream Act

Ò Although a majority of Democrats supports the Dream Act in New York, a stronger majority of independents opposes it, as do more than 80 percent of Republicans. Similarly, a small majority of New York City voters supports it, a larger majority of downstate suburban voters opposes it and more than two-thirds of upstaters oppose

Preservation LLC will lead the afternoon program. Gould will provide information on funding sources and strategies for downtown restoration projects, with a focus on the commercial rehabilitation tax credit, a source of support for the Hotel Saranac project. The session will be of particular interest to realtors and potential investors. Years ago, Historic Saranac Lake nominated 23 downtown commercial buildings to the National Register as the Berkeley Square Historic District. State-approved rehabilitation of these buildings would also qualify for up to a 40 percent tax credit. The workshop will be held in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum from 12:45 to 2:15. The session builds on the high interest generated by a New York Preservation League Ò Upper FloorsÓ program hosted by Historic Saranac Lake in 2011. The final program of the day is a hard-hat tour of the Hotel Saranac restoration project, led by Kim Alvarez of Landmark Consulting. Kim has been working with Roedel Companies to nominate the hotel to the National Register of Historic Places. She has also been working to define the complete restoration plan for review by the State Office of Historic Preservation. Kim will share history about the hotel and details about the planned restoration, pointing out the unique architectural features of the building that will be restored back to their original glory. The tour will take place from 2:15-3:30. The workshop sessions on window restoration and Main Street revitalization are $5 each. The window workshop is free to area contractors. The Hotel Saranac tour is free of charge but

it. A majority of Latino and black voters supports the Dream Act, while white voters oppose it two-to-one,Ó Greenberg said. Ò And although it passed the Assembly and narrowly failed in the Senate, support for the Dream Act is actually down from last year when opposition was only nine points higher than support. Now opposition is 17 points higher than support.Ó

Legislature vs. Legislator

The Assembly has a negative 39-46 percent favorability rating (up slightly from 37-49 percent last month). Voters view their own assembly member favorably 52-23 percent (virtually unchanged from 52-24 percent in May 2013). The SenateÕ s favorability rating is negative 39-49 percent (up slightly from 37-51 percent last month), while voters favorably view their own senator 59-26 percent (virtually unchanged from 59-28 percent in May 2013). Ò Voters donÕ t like the Legislature but they do like their own legislators. And while there is a clear difference in the partisan leadership of each house, that difference does not materialize in the way each house is viewed. Democrats have a slightly favorable view of both the Senate and the Assembly, while Republicans and independents have a decidedly more unfavorable view of both houses,Ó Greenberg said. Ò By a narrow 41-36 percent margin, voters say they are prepared to re-elect their assembly member and by a wider 48-36 percent margin they say they are prepared to re-elect their senator.Ó

State vs. country

By a 46-43 percent margin, voters say New York is on the right track, compared to headed in the wrong direction (down from 48-40 percent last month). The United States is headed in the wrong direction 57-36 percent (up from 55-39 percent last month). Ò A majority of Democrats and city voters, as well as a plurality of downstate suburban voters say the state is on the right track. However, a majority of Republicans and upstaters and a plurality of independents donÕ t like the direction the state is headed in,Ó Greenberg said.

Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street open only to attendees of one or both workshops. Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance by calling Historic Saranac Lake, 891-4606. Founded in 1980, Historic Saranac Lake is a not-for-profit architectural preservation organization that captures and presents local history from our center at the Saranac Laboratory Museum.

Ò When it comes to the direction of the country, a bare majority of Democrats say itÕ s headed on the right track, while a majority of independents and more than 80 percent of Republicans say the country is headed in the wrong direction.Ó


Education funding advocates rallied in Albany March 24, making a last minute effort for extended funding for schools in the state budget. While local schools struggle to pass budgets, Cuomo argues that New York spends more on education than any other state, with disappointing results, and that simply spending more money is not the answer. Advocates claim that number is skewed and the real number to examine is not how much New York spends, but how the funds are distributed. One advocate claimed a school district on Long Island gets $18,000 more funding per student than one located upstate.

A wide range of groups are urging state lawmakers to put more money for schools in the budget. Cuomo has proposed increasing school aid by $800 million in the new state budget. Lawmakers have requested a few hundred million more. Advocates say the amount of the increase should be closer to $2 billion. In a statement, CuomoÕ s spokesman Rich Azzopardi said, Ò The governorÕ s priority is providing education funding based on the number of students it helps, not growing the education bureaucracy to serve the demands of the special interests. It makes no sense to provide more funding to school districts that now have fewer students based on a budget from six years ago.Ó Azzopardi adds that the governor has also proposed a $2 billion education bond act to build more classrooms. The survey by Siena College finds only 15 percent think the quality of education has improved under Cuomo, 41 percent think itÕ s gotten worse, and 38 percent say itÕ s unchanged.


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Wildly successful ‘Four Play: The Musical’ comes to LP

LAKE PLACID Ñ Four Play: The Musical will hit the Lake Placid Center for the Arts stage in Lake Placid with the third stop of its wildly successful world premier tour through Upstate New York. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3. Tickets are $25 ($22.50 for seniors) and going fast! Call the box office at 523-2512 or order online at This laugh-yourself-silly, true-to-life musical about friendship, menÕ s health and the issues they go through as they age is both relatable and hilarious. ItÕ s written by Queensbury, New York mortgage broker Rick Wilson and is produced as an Equity play with professional actors by Will Par Productions, the company Rick founded with his wife, Nancy. Ò With four all-but-sold-out shows at the Wood Theater last week, and lots of laughter rippling the crowd on Saturday when I saw it Ñ ItÕ s clear that thereÕ s an audience eager for Rick WilsonÕ s concept of Four Play: The Musical,Ó writes Cathy DeDe, Managing Editor of The Chronicle newspaper. Ò ThereÕ s plenty to appeal to women Ð who, traditionally, are key to getting men to the doctor,Ó Benita Zahn of WNYT NewsChannel 13 wrote online after a preview of the rehearsals. Ò But ultimately itÕ s the guys, all agree, who are going to love this and bring their buddies.Ó Starring in the play are actors Bill Carmichael, Richard Koons, Chuck Muckle, Barry Pratt and Melissa Bayern. The show is directed by Avery Babson with musical direction by John Benware and Equity Stage Manager Sara Friedman. Actor bios, more detailed information and links to online box offices are on the website, www. After the shows in Lake Placid, the tour finishes with four shows, May 23, 24, 30 and 31, at Siena College, Mr. WilsonÕ s alma mater. Coincidentally, the final performance on June 7 is during the collegeÕ s 40th reunion, which is where the play itself also concludes.

Pictured are actors Bill Carmichael, Richard Koons, Chuck Muckle, Barry Pratt and Melissa Bayern.

North Star Underground Railroad Museum opens for the season AuSABLE Ñ The North Star Underground Railroad Museum opens for a 4th season on May 3. The museum exhibits portray compelling stories of freedom seekers (former slaves) who passed through Northeastern New York and the Champlain Valley, many of them going to Quebec and Ontario, Canada. Displays include a multimedia production of the story of John Thomas and his family. Thomas escaped from the cruelties of slavery in Maryland and settled on his own Adirondack mountain farm. Another exhibit shows how the debate over slavery divided many of our churches. A leg iron found hidden in a nearby

Quaker home is the centerpiece in this room. A regional exhibit will identify safe-houses and illuminate the lives of men and women who represented every stage of the antislavery struggle - from petitions to war. The Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad encompassed the Upper Hudson River, the Champlain Canal, and Lake Champlain. Freedom seekers (former slaves) who reached these waterways took steamboats, barges and canal boats as part of their northward journey. Stagecoach and railroad lines from New York City and New England provided land routes into the

region. Lake Champlain was a Gateway to Freedom. The museum also has a gift shop which contains an extensive selection of books and DVDs on the Underground Railroad in the Lake Champlain area. On opening day, May 3, the first minibus tour of the Underground Railroad sites in Peru and Keeseville will leave the museum at 9:30 a.m. Reservations for the tour are recommended. Costs are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The museum will be opened daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May 3rd thru the end of October. Admission is free but donations are gratefully appreciated.

PLATTSBURGH Ñ At the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner on Saturday, March 8, Robert J. Frenyea was the recipient of the 30th Annual Dorothy & Alan Booth Distinguished Citizen Award. FrenyeaTEST served on the United Way Board of Directors as treaSENSITIVE 1A: 1-SIDED surer for many years. But it is not just the United Way that has

benefitted from his community-minded spirit and generosity. He serves as treasurer for the American Legion Post 1619, the Plattsburgh Rotary, and serves on the board at the North Country Chamber of Commerce and numerous other organizations. Frenyea blends in perfectly with the quality of past winners of this prestigious award. His dedication to volunteerism and will-

ingness to help improve the quality of life of others fits nicely with the legacy that Dorothy and Alan Booth provided this area. He is someone who chooses to stay in the background and work hard to make the Adirondack region a better place to live. Frenyea recently retired from Abbott, Frenyea & Russell CPAS PC yet continue to serve the community in many aspects.

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Muslim Journeys Series scheduled at the Keene Valley Library KEENE VALLEY Ñ The Keene Valley Library will host a series of four monthly discussions of memoirs and novels, each involving a different Islamic culture in the Middle East. The discussions will be held at the library in Keene Valley from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on four successive Thursdays: May 15, June 12, July 10, and Aug. 7. Robert Harsh, who has previously introduced and coordinated this series of readings locally in Ray Brook, will lead the discussions along with Keene Valley Librarian Karen Glass. The Muslim Journeys series is sponsored in libraries nationwide by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the

American Library Association in cooperation with the local Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library system. The 25 books in the series have been chosen by scholars and experts and grouped in five topical strands: American Stories; Connected Histories; Literary Reflections; Pathways of Faith; and the series offered in Keene Valley, Points of View. The Points of View readings have been selected by National Public Radio Correspondent Deborah Amos and include the novels Persepolis and In the Country of Men along with the memoirs House of Stone and Dreams of Trespass. Copies of each

book will be distributed free to participants and copies of books in various other strands will be available at the library along with related reference works. Those interested in the discussions can contact Librarian Karen Glass at the Keene Valley Library at 576-4335 or by e-mail at The discussions are free-of-charge and open to all interested readers. Additional information on the Muslim Journeys program and the Points of View series is available from the library or on-line at muslim journeys.

Department of Environmental Conservation headquarters to get upgrade RAY BROOK Ñ The front entrance to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 Office in Ray Brook will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, due to construction work. The roadway in front of the building will be closed later this week. During the closure visitors to the DEC office will need to call ahead to schedule to meet a DEC employee at one of the back entrances which will remain locked. Several parking spots near the back entrances to the building in the DEC employee parking lot will be designated as visitor parking only. Visitors with a cell phone who donÕ t call ahead before arriving at the back door will be asked to call DEC Ray BrookÕ s telephone at 897-1200. They will then be connected to the appropriate DEC employee who will meet them at the entrance. Visitors without a cell phone who donÕ t call ahead before arriving at the back door, will be directed to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The receptionist at the APA will then call the DEC and make arrangements for the visitor to be met at one of the back entrances.

APA staff and visitors to the APA office will be required to drive through the DEC employee parking lot to access the APA parking lot. Signs will be posted directing drivers to the APA parking lot. DEC asks the public to drive carefully and pay attention to directional signs there will be a considerable amount of traffic in the DEC employee parking area. DEC pool vehicles, DEC staff personal vehicles, APA pool vehicles, APA staff person vehicles,

state vehicles obtaining fuel, and visitors to the DEC and APA will all be traveling through and/or parking in this area. The construction project includes removal and replacement of carpets in the main conference room and lobby and removal and replacement of floor tiles near the center back entrance. DEC regrets this necessary inconvenience and asks for the publicÕ s patience and understanding during the three to five weeks it will take to complete the project.

Hospice to hold training classes

MINEVILLE — High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care will hold two days of volunteer training classes on Monday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Anyone interested in signing up for training may contact Cynthia Fairbanks at 942-6513 or Patient and bereavement volunteers are needed as well as volunteers for office work and fundraising events. Training will take place at the Mineville office at 12 Tom Phelps Way in Mineville. See the hospice website at for volunteer application and more information about hospice and the role of volunteers.

Farm Tour

From page 1 run the risk of falling between the cracks. During the two-hour tour, Gillilland gave the kids a crash course in five general areas of husbandry — horses, ducks and chickens, sheep, dogs and cows Ñ that kept the crew captivated and engaged. Ò Kids generally know when theyÕ re expected to ask questions,Ó said program director Michelle Bialeck. Ò But these kids are genuinely excited and interested.Ó Among their inquiries: Ò Why are eggs all different colors and sizes?Ó Answer: Eggs vary by breed, said Gillilland. Ò Who knows what a farrier is?Ó ThatÕ s a professional tasked with equine foot care. Ò Why are the lambs running around in a circle,Ó asked another, referring to the maelstrom that erupted when the dozenstrong group meandered over to their pen for a closer look. ItÕ s an evolutionary thing, said Gillilland. TheyÕ re waiting for the weakest to fall. Ò Do these guys ever go inside?Ó asked another, referring to the pair of ivory-colored canines, a pair of non-lethal livestock guardian dogs who were keeping a watchful eye on their charges. They donÕ t, said Gillilland. TheyÕ re main objective is to protect their flock. She opened the gate, brought a terrified-looking kid into the pen and they immediately turned docile, like oversized white puffballs. Ò They will do anything they can to protect the sheep but theyÕ re still human friendly,Ó said Gillilland. Ò When youÕ re on this side of the fence, theyÕ re completely pleasant.Ó Ò I WANT TO BE A VETÓ Not all factoids were sunny. As a cluster of brown cows blankly stared at the group, all of whom were constantly snapping photos and posting them on Instagram, Gillilland concluded a short lecture on ruminants by telling the wide-eyed bunch that the creatures were going to end up in a chest freezer, ground up and sold for $5 per proud to local carnivores. Ò ItÕ s not all big brown eyes and sunshine,Ó said Gillilland. Ò We are a working farm that provides meat.Ó Ò Education is one thing people canÕ t take away from you,Ó she later said. Ò Nothing is a waste Ñ itÕ s just how you tie it up in a nice neat package. One day, youÕ ll wake up and know what you want to do.Ó Ò I want to be a vet,Ó said Richardson while cradling Pansy, a tame lamb that followed the group around. Ò IÕ ve always loved animals.Ó Richardson said the experience was different from his life in Manhattan but enjoyed the experience. The Willsboro contingent headed to New York on Sunday. On their itinerary: The obligatory Today Show stop, a visit to the Life Sciences Academy, an NYU tour and a workshop at the infamous Apollo Theater in Harlem. Ò IÕ m very interested in NYU,Ó said Mikaela Salem, a tenthgrader at Willsboro. Ò I really liked the combination of academics and the arts.Ó Ò It has really been great, seeing how other people live, seeing so many people in one school,Ó said John Oliver after visiting Life Sciences Academy on Monday, April 28. Ò IÕ d love for my track to be the East River.Ó

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Trudeau Institute researcher awarded three-year grant SARANAC LAKE Ñ Trudeau Institute researcher Alexei V. Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., was recently selected for a Senior Research Award from The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). TumanovÕ s award includes three years of funding totaling $347,490 and will be used to fund research with implications for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects one in 200 Americans. TumanovÕ s research is focused on the mechanisms regulating inflammation in the gut. An increased understanding of the immune mechanisms controlling gut inflammation is critical for the design and development of therapies for IBD. His project investigates the role of lymphotoxin (LT), a powerful molecule of the immune system, in IBD. His labÕ s recent studies have revealed that LT is a key regulator of immune cells that provides protection against mucosal bacterial pathogens.

Tumanov joined the Trudeau Institute in July 2011 as an Assistant Member. His research focuses on the regulation of mucosal immunity, homeostasis of lymphoid organs and host response to pathogens. He earned his M.D. from Russian State Medical University and did his Ph.D. work at the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology in Moscow in collaboration with several laboratories, including one at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Tumanov did his postdoctoral work in the University of ChicagoÕ s Department of Pathology before coming to Trudeau. Tumanov was previously the recipient of both the Career Development Award and the Young Investigator Award from CCFA. Many prominent IBD researchers have received CCFA training awards early in their careers.

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Trudeau Institute researcher receives NIH funding SARANAC LAKE Ñ Trudeau Institute assistant faculty member Elizabeth A. Leadbetter, Ph.D., has been awarded a one-year grant of $243,750 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (part of the National Institutes of Health) for her project, Ò iNKT and B Cell Cooperation in Immunity and Host Defense.Ó Dr. LeadbetterÕ s laboratory studies cooperation between lipid-reactive NKT cells and B cells; it is also developing a universal lipidbased vaccine approach. (A lipid is any of a large group of organic compounds that are oily or greasy to the touch and insoluble in water.)

In receiving notification of the award, Dr. Leadbetter noted, Ò In these times of tight funding, I am particularly grateful to NIH for funding my lab in this way. It will allow this research to move forward, enabling us to make new discoveries, which we hope will lead to a better understanding of how our bodies defend against infection.Ó Ò I am delighted that Dr. LeadbetterÕ s important research proposal was recognized as both cutting-edge and timely by the National Institutes of Health, as she clearly deserves this recognition,Ó said Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb,

President, Director and CEO of the Trudeau Institute. A graduate of Bates College, where she earned a B.S. in biology, Dr. Leadbetter worked for Immulogic Pharmaceutical Corporation before receiving her Ph.D. in microbiology/ immunology from Boston University School of Medicine in 2002. She was a postdoctoral fellow and then Instructor in the Division of Rheumatology at Brigham and WomenÕ s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School until 2009, when she joined the Trudeau Institute as an Assistant Member.

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New York State licensed real estate agents added at Engel & Volkers

LAKE PLACID — Engel & Völkers Lake Placid today announced that Donna Puckhaber, Robert (Bob) Maswick, Dylan Duffy and Susan Babcock have recently joined its shop as New York State Licensed Real Estate Professionals, dedicated to serving the specialized, residential and commercial property market within the Adirondack Region. Prior to joining Engel & Völkers, Puckhaber, Sales Agent, worked for years in the Lake Placid hospitality industry while

raising her family with her husband Frank. Donna has always lived in the area and loves that she is now helping others become familiar with Lake Placid. Maswick, Associate Broker, has been in the real estate business in the Capital District Region since 2002, listing and selling both commercial and residential real estate. When not in the office Bob can be found Nordic Skiing at the Olympic Sports Complex, on his bike, or hiking in the High Peaks region. Duffy, Sales Agent, recently graduated from SUNY

Oswego and has chosen to come back to his hometown of Lake Placid and embark on a career in Real Estate. He comes from a long line of family real estate professionals. Babcock, Sales Agent, was born and raised in Lake Placid. Sue and her husband Perry have raised their three children while residing in Lake Placid and spending their summers in the Essex/Westport area. Sue is a High Peaks 46er and has extensive knowledge of Lake Placid and the Adirondack region.

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McLeod takes ‘going green’ to new level

PAUL SMITHS Ñ Paul SmithÕ s College (PSC) isnÕ t your typical four-year university, and Associate Professor Brett McLeod isnÕ t your typical lecturer. McLeod lives on a 25-acre homestead where he raises roughly 50 percent of the food he consumes. He prefers use of horses and hand tools for the majority of his work, heats his home with wood, owns a flock of chickens and depends on the camaraderie of neighbors for bartering, car pooling and sharing chores like making maple syrup. McLeod takes environmental sustainability very seriously, and has chosen to make it his lifeÕ s work; both in the classroom and by his way of life. Regarded as an environmental sanctuary, the wilderness-nestled Paul SmithÕ s College is dedicated to hands-on learning initiatives and McLeod surely leads by example. Ò Why should I expect my students to listen to me lecture on issues of sustainability if IÕ m not walking the talk? Why should a student make the sacrifices associated with sustainability, if their professor is going to drive home in a gasguzzler, eat genetically modified food, and live in a house thatÕ s made with toxic materials?Ó McLeod asked with conviction. McLeod doesnÕ t simply preach to the choir, instead he inspires. Ò I suppose IÕ ve never seen my teaching (or coaching or anything else that I do) as being separate from the rest of my life. This blending is probably a result of having good mentors along the way who have told me things like, Ô pick your lifestyle, not your job,Õ or Ô pick a ca-

reer you love and youÕ ll never have to work a day of your life.Õ Slightly clichŽ , but certainly true,Ó he explained. Almost everything is more time consuming for sure, but also more rewarding and of lower impact,Ó McLeod said. Ò Also, IÕ m careful to make sure that my students donÕ t interpret my lifestyle as pure, harmonious, or without impact. Indeed, I still have a garbage can and a car, and contribute to our global environmental crisis, but I also emphasize the idea that we must own the problem to craft an intelligent response that offers a positive contribution to society.Ó A few times a year, McLeod travels by horse the 16-mile journey from his home to the campus of Paul SmithÕ s College, which is nestled in inside the Adirondack Park of upstate New York. This nearly 70-year-old four-year university is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, diverse wildlife and endless outdoor adventure. Ò There is no better home for a true environmentalist (like me) than at Paul SmithÕ s College. Students not only are receiving education of the highest caliber, but they are living and breathing what they learn in the classroom on this stunning campus,Ó explained McLeod. Ò Environmental minded students have a plethora of bachelor degrees they can pursue, from biology or environmental science to natural resource sustainability or fisheries and wildlife. The list goes on,Ó says McLeod. Ò Sustainability is a campus-wide initiative at Paul SmithÕ s College.Ó

In addition to teaching forestry and sustainability courses, McLeod coaches the Paul SmithÕ s WoodsmenÕ s Team. The team has been in existence since 1955 and practices a variety of old-time lumberjack skills as part of competitive intercollegiate competition. Ò The skills the students learn have largely

been lost in America.,Ó McLeod said. Ò There was once a time when proficiency with an axe was as common as proficient Tweeting or texting is todayÑ if texting is even a skill. My goal is to make sure this knowledge doesnÕ t get lost and finds new currency.”

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Your complete source of things to see and do in the North Country Friday, May 2 PLATTSBURGH — Acclaimed by critics and public alike, Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen are said to be one of the country’s preeminent folk duos, having brought their “compelling songs, rich harmony and good dose of humor” to venues across the country. Palmer Street Coffeehouse, 4 Palmer Street, 7pm, $10. For more info, contact Jody Lawson at 518-569-6821.

PLATTSBURGH — Artist Tom Semeraro to host artist talk marking the close of his solo exhibition. Organizers say this night will be the last to take in Semeraro’s spirited mixed media work, so make sure you don’t miss out and come show your support. Free, includes light refreshments. 3:30pm, NCCCA Main Gallery

models in an environment where it is possible to share and critique with other participants or keep your work private, whichever you prefer. Runs every Monday until May 19. LPCA, 17 Algonquin Drive, 6-8:30pm, $70. Call 523-2512 or visit for reservations.

SARANAC LAKE — Third Annual Earth Care Coffeehouse fundraiser for the Hudson Sloop Clearwaters to feature local artists performing music by Pete Seeger, the late folk artist/progressive activist: First Presbyterian Church, 57 Church Street, 7pm. Call 891-3401 for detailed info.

WADHAMS — Wadhams Riverside Cemetery Association to host annual meeting: Wadhams Church Hall, 7pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

PLATTSBURGH — Local DIY collective to host four artists, including the Fox and the Feather (avant-garde/folk), Allison Lutz (“ukulele rock and roll from the heart”), Theresa Hartford (gospel-influenced singer/songwriting) and TPZ: 7pm, ROTA Gallery and Studios, 50 Margaret Street. Call 518-314-9872 for more info.

TUPPER LAKE — Adirondack Singers to perform a variety of songs from their repertoire, from rock to show tunes, at the Holy Name Church: 7pm, $5/$3 (adults/ seniors).

PLATTSBURGH — Mister F to perform at the Monopole, 10pm, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials.

Sunday, May 4

SARANAC LAKE — Singer/songwriters Dan Berggren and Alex Smith to perform tonight at BluSeed Studios, 7:30pm, $15/$12 (non-members, members). 24 Cedar Street. Call 518-891-3799 or contact for more info.

ELIZABETHTOWN — Kiwanis club to host pancake breakfast to raise money for the Elizabethtown Food Shelf: 9am-noon, the Deer’s Head. Includes gift basket raffle. Admission: sliding scale.

SARANAC LAKE — An opening reception for “Escapes,” an exhibit of pastel paintings by Linda Sweeney, will be held at the Adirondack Artists Guild: 5pm, 52 Main Street. Runs through June 3, includes refreshments.

Saturday, May 3 CHAZY — Earthwood Building School to host open house to showcase a variety of green building techniques. Organizers: “See several living roofs, earth-sheltered housing, a dozen different cordwood masonry buildings, the masonry stove, the sauna, bicycle powered water system, off-the-grid solar electric system, raised bed gardening and the Earthwood stone circle.” 366 Murtagh Hill Road, 10am-4pm. Call 518-493-7744 for details. CHAZY — Storytime at Chazy Public Library features an appearance by Christen McHale: 10am, for children 3-8. Call 846-7676 to register or for more info. KEESEVILLE — Grand opening for “Emmett Pine: A Painted Past,” a celebration of the artist’s life, art and history. Attendees are encouraged to share their memories, photos, memorabilia and any Pine paintings they have. All items will be documented for the Emmett Pine catalog. Anderson Falls Heritage Society Museum, 96 Clinton Street, 6pm. Runs ‘til September 15. PLATTSBURGH — This month’s First Weekend’s guest bartender event is slated for Chefy’s Bar and Grill. Includes performances by Jay Lesage and Haley McGivney alongside an art show by local artist Donna Austin. 5-8pm, 124 Margaret Street. PLATTSBURGH — ROTA keeps the music going with Cave Needles, Judee Mango and Jesus and the Psychonauts: 7pm, ROTA Gallery and Studios, 50 Margaret Street, Call 518-314-9872 for more info. PLATTSBURGH — Groove Stick to perform at the Monopole, 10pm, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials.

PLATTSBURGH — First Weekends continues at City Hall Place with a series of family-friendly events, including activities facilitated by the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum and Kids Station and Plattsburgh’s police and fire departments; adults are free to showcase their green thumbs at a garden workshop sponsored by Grow Buddies Organic Gardening Supplies, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master gardeners and Plattsburgh Community Gardens. For the full spate of events, visit them on Facebook or at PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh Gospel Choir, a 50-voice ensemble with an eight-piece band, to usher out the spring semester with “urban-infused spirituals and gospel works as part of GospelFEST 2014.” E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 5pm, $16/$8 (adults/students). PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Humane Society to hold their 15th annual Petwalk to raise funds for the shelter. Includes music, refreshments and local vendors will have tables set up alongside storytelling from an area favorite, Gordie Little. Also includes demonstrations from the Search & Rescue K9 unit and Therapy Dogs. All the proceeds go to help the facilities provide daily care and help spay/ neuter their animals. Organizers: “During this time of financial crisis, the shelter needs all the support the community can give it. It has no local or federal funding and totally relies on the generosity of the public. So please come out and support the animals!” 139 Boynton Ave SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Singers to perform at St. Bernard’s Church: 7pm, $5/$3 (adults/seniors). UPPER JAY — Wells Memorial Library to host “Women in the Wilderness” Stories by Karen Glass” in celebration of their spring exhibition of fly fishing prints from the early-1900s: 2pm, 12230 New York State Route 9N. Call 946-2644, or email them at, for more info.

Monday, May 5 LAKE PLACID — Launch of a weekly life drawing open studio for beginner to advanced artists. Organizers invite participants to work in any media to draw live

Tuesday, May 6 CHAMPLAIN — Northern Housing Development Fund Co to annual meeting: Recreation Room, Bldg 1. All area residents, tenants and waiting list applicants are invited to attend: 7:30pm. LAKE PLACID — Bookstore Plus! to discuss Catherine McKenzie’s Hidden with the author via Skype at the book club’s monthly meeting: 7pm. 2491 Main Street. Call 523-2950 for more info. UPPER JAY — Wells Memorial Library to host Cinco de Mayo with stories from Lora Goulet: 12230 New York State Route 9N. Call 946-2644, or email them at, for more info. WHALLONSBURG — PhD candidate Amanda Cording to host a workshop designed to teach gardeners how to create a rain garden, a bowl or basin in your yard that captures rainwater and allows it to soak into the soil instead of draining into local watersheds. Also includes a brief introduction to water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin followed by a visual tour of innovative solutions to stormwater pollution; a step-by-step guide to building your own rain garden; and a discussion of soil types and plant selection: Whallonsburg Grange, 7pm, $5, 1610 Route 22.

Wednesday, May 7 PLATTSBURGH — Weekly Open Mic Night at the Monopole, 5pm, 7 Protection Ave. Call 518-563-2222 for food and drink specials. SARANAC LAKE — Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee to host screening of “Inequality for All.” The documentary is said to be a “passionate argument on behalf of the middle class as Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the economy.” 7pm, Cantwell Room, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street. WILMINGTON — Wilmington Historical Society to hold its regular monthly meeting. Today’s topic: “The History of Whiteface Highway.” Refreshments are provided by the Country Bear Bakery and the public is invited to attend. For more info, contact Karen Peters at 518-420-8370: 7pm, Wilmington Community Center.

Thursday, May 8 CHAZY — Heritage Matters discussion series resumes with Christopher Wolff, an Assistant Professor at Plattsburgh State University, focusing on current research conducted by archaeologists and their students at Plattsburgh State University and its potential to understand the history and prehistory of the North Country, focusing on research at a local prehistoric Native American site near Peru: 7pm, Alice T. Miner Museum. Call 846-7336 for more info.


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14 SECTION OF 8' Pressured treated boat docking w/ latter, adjustable hight stands, excellent condition, Also 12x14 Floating Raft w/latter. 518-563-3799 or 518563-4499 Leave Message. 1968 Launch Dyer 20' Glamor Girl, Atomic 4 inboard engine, 30HP, very good cond. Safe, reliable, spacious, ideal camp boat. Reasonable offers considered. Located in Essex, NY. 802-503-5452

04 GMC CANYON MOTIVATED SELLER SLE Crew Cab, 4x4, Z-71, 104,000 miles, Automatic, Inspected! Kelly Blue Book Value $11,000, Asking $9,500 OBO (518)5345670

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1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $2500. 518-3598605A 2000 24' LAYTON CAMPER Sleeps 6, very clean, excellent condition, must see, $6700 OBO. 518-643-9391 2007 STINGRAY BOAT 25' Stingray Cruiser, only 29 hours, LIKE NEW, sleeps 4, has bathroom, microwave, fridge, table, includes trailer, stored inside every winter. (518) 5700896 $49,000 MOTORCYCLES 1983 SUZUKI GS650L, 4 cyl., new battery, new tires, mint condition, extra's included. Asking $1,495.00. 518-946-8341

COMMUNITY SALE Fort Ann Village Wide Sale, May 3rd & 4th. Vendors Wanted, $20 for the weekend. 518-639-8634 after 5pm. HELP WANTED

(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.

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BEE LINE CONVENIENCE STORE 4566 STATE RT. 11, ELLENBURG DEPOT 12935. NOW HIRING! Families First, a small, unique, not for profit agency, that works with children (who have emotional and/or behavioral challenges with a mental health diagnosis) and their families, seeks a creative individual wanted for a full time Case Management position in Essex County. A flexible and strengths based perspective towards families is essential for a good fit with this dynamic, supportive agency. Minimum education and experience qualifications for this position include: a Masters Degree in one of the following fields: audiology, child and family studies, communication disorders, community mental health, counseling, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, recreation, recreational therapy, rehabilitation, social work, sociology, speech and language pathology, human services, human development, criminal justice or other related degrees, or a NYS Teacher's certificate, with two years of experience providing direct services, or providing linkage to services, for people with one or more of the following primary diagnoses: mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, chemical dependency or substance abuse OR a Bachelors Degree in the above approved human service fields, with four years of experience as described above. Applicant must have excellent organizational, communication and time management skills. Candidate must be a self starter and have supervisory, leadership, documentation and computer skills. Ability to work in a team setting is a must. Benefits include an excellent time off package, assistance with health insurance, a flexible spending account and a retirement plan. Salary commensurate with experience and comparable for this area. If interested please send a resume to JoAnne Caswell, Families First, P.O. Box 565, Elizabethtown, NY 12932, or call 8739544 for further information. Deadline for applications, 5/19/2014.

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Recruiting for: RN CASE MANAGERS RN ASSESSMENT NURSES PHYSICAL THERAPISTS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKERS HOME HEALTH AIDES Positions in Essex, Clinton, Warren, Franklin, Washington, Oswego, Onondaga & Cayuga Counties Full-time/Part-time/Per-Diem Flex Schedule (day/eve/wkend) Why Work for Us? A leader in Home HealthCare for 30+ years Competitive Pay/Benefits Continuing Education & Training State-of-the-art Technology Local people taking care of local patients Apply online: EOE/AAP SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDINGS, GROUNDS AND TRANSPORTATION The Westport Central School District announces a vacancy for a full-time Superintendent of Buildings, Grounds and Transportation with an anticipated start date of June 16, 2014. Salary to be determined. Interested individuals should submit an application and letters of reference no later than May 16, 2014 to Dr. John Gallagher, Superintendent, Westport Central School, 25 Sisco Street, Westport, NY 12993. Please Call the District Office at 962-8244 for an application or visit our website at

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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







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CM 2000 TRAILER 38"x54", tong 33", can be towed by a motorcycle or car. Ideal for bike rallies, $350.00. 518-643-8643.

COMPUTER CABINET/WORK DESK. Accommodates entire system. Storage and file drawers. Excel. condition. 60"W, 22"D, 53"H. Pd. $1800.00. Sell $250.00 518962-2799. Detoxify your PCB and other toxins with a 2 person Far-Infared Sauna. Hypoallergenic popular, doctor recommended. Must see to appreciate. $1200. 315-769-6760 FRIGIDAIRE 6500 BTU'S AC unit, $200; Consolidated Dutch West wood stove $500; 1 man Pontoon boat $300. 518-708-0678 KILL BED BUGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores. Buy Online: RANCH MINK Coat, Black, size 12, seldom worn. A-1 condition. New $2000, Asking $700 OBO. 518-420-8719 TWO TOOL BOXES full of Snap-on Craftsman Tools $2500 OBO Call 518-728-7978 or Email WELL PUMP GOULD, 1 hp,. Call 518-576-0012 WOLFF SUNVISION Pro 28 LE Tanning Bed, very good condition, $700.00. 518-637-1741 FURNITURE Antique Oak Table, 4' diameter, $70. 518-585-7196 QUEEN PILLOW TOP mattress set, new in plastic, $150.00. 518-5348444 GENERAL !!OLD GUITARS WANTED!! Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch. 1930-1980. Top Dollar paid!! Call Toll Free 1-866-433-8277 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get trained as FAA certified Aviation Technician. Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-453-6204 CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-8645784 CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-864-5960 Discount Auto Insurance - Instant Quote - Save up to 70% in 5 Minutes - All Credit Types. Call 888287-2130 now

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Essex DATE 4/14/2014 4/14/2014 4/14/2014 4/14/2014 4/15/2014 4/15/2014 4/15/2014 4/15/2014 4/16/2014 4/16/2014 4/16/2014 4/17/2014 4/17/2014 4/17/2014 4/18/2014 4/18/2014 4/18/2014 4/18/2014 4/18/2014

GRANTOR GRANTEE Lever, G & Diorio, D Deweese, J & Deweese J Glading, E & J Yaw, E & N Essex County Monroe, Beatrice Rodrick, A & P Rosencranz, Charles Coseo, M; Boehler, R et. al. Deutsche Bank; H. Loan, etc Seney, S & Jackson, E Francis, D & K Essex County Welsh, Thomas G Essex County Huttlinger, J Essex County O’Donnell, Elizabeth Keogh, L; Whisher, A et. al. Stretch, Joel Deresky, J & Dawson, J Frasier, J & M Hamilton, Cynthia Bain, D & E Essex County Savage, Mark Small, H & FJW Living TrustHeslop, T & J Drinkwine, R & L Thompson, D & K Lapline, Eric Dougal, Joseph The Nature Conservancy NYS DEC Boyle, Edward Chudzinski, S Ellenwood, L Blackburn, C

LOCATION Wilmington Ticonderoga Wilmington Schroon Schoon North Elba Minerva Schoon Chesterfield St. Armand Moriah North Elba Moriah Moriah Ticonderoga Essex Minerva North Elba Westport

PRICE $487,500 $184,900 $8,223.75 $250,000 $140,000 $105,600 $27,556.28 $5,265.01 $53,215.42 $220,000 $95,760 $1,600 $38,029.62 $125,000 $142,500 $1.00 $90,560.43 $725,000 $100,000

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Jason Ryan, Kristen Trombley Scot & Lorraine Broderick

Ausable C/Plattsburgh

$105,000 $123,000

Rebecca Lynn Fitzgerald David Bover Brian & Amy French SRMOF II REO 2013-1 Trust Walter Jr & Robin Brockway Plattsburgh Animal Hospital Justin, Jeffrey, Anne Bouyea Brian McBride Keith & Elce Kelble Susan Charbonneau Alexa Pirofsky Jeremy Deyo Charles Clarke

Champlain C/Plattsburgh Mooers Plattsburgh Chazy Plattsburgh C/Plattsburgh Plattsburgh C/Plattsburgh Plattsburgh Peru Mooers Champlain

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APARTMENT RENTALS 2 BEDROOM, UPSTAIRS APT IN ELIZABETHTOWN, $500 per month, plus Electric, heat. Sec Dep., References and 1st months rent required. Contact 518-5787916

MORIAH 1BR apt $495. (5973584) Clean, Laundry, references and security required.Pay own utilities. Small pet ok. No smoking. RETIREMENT APARTMENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE. Meals, transportation, activities daily. Short Leases. Monthly specials! Call (877) 2104130

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ANNUAL SCHOOL TRICT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Public HearMOBILE HOME PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REAL ESTATE ing (takes the place of DIVORCE $349 Uncontested dithe Annual Meeting) of vorce papers the Keene Centralprepared. Includes ADIRONDACK “BY OWNER” poor person application/waives School District, Essex 1000+ photo government fees, if approved. One County, New York will listings of local real estate for signature required. Separation sale, vacation rentals & timebe held for the inhabiagreements available. Make shares. Owners: List with us for tants qualified to vote at Divorce Easy 518-274-0380. only $299 per year. Visit on-line COME VISIT OUR such meeting in said or call district at the school in NEW MODELS AUTOMOTIVE 518-891-9919 Keene Valley on MonModular, Mobile Homes & day, May 12, 2014 DoubleWides. Discount Auto Insurance - Instant the purpose No Pressure Staff. at 7 PM for Quote - Save up to 70% in 5 Minof presenting a budget 600 RT.7 Pittsford VT 05763 utes - All Credit Types. Call 888for the school year now 291-2920 ALTONA, NY 2014 2015. Voting for 1-877-999-2555 7 days 9-4 3 BR/2 BA, Single Family said budget, and two(2) HOME IMPROVEMENTS Home, built in 1994, Perfect school board member, FOR SALE; 1990 Redman Double entertainment home, peaceful will in be held Tuesday, HASon YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED Wide, 2 bath, walk in pantry, country setting 15 minutes Mayin 20,2014 between Contact Woodford OR SETTLED? Pine Rest East Trailer Park from Plattsburgh. Large deck, the hoursBrothers of 12 Inc, noon for straightening, Beekmantown District, Military 28' pool, patio with built in gas and 8:00 PM. leveling, foundation and wood Turnpike. Price on Call 518-310grill, 2 car garage with workNOTICE ISframe HEREBY GIV0051 repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. shop. A MUST SEE 518-570EN, that copies of the "Not 0896 $105,000 VACATION PROPERTY proposed applicable budget includin Queens county" ing an estimate of the NOTICE OF COMPLEOut of State Real Estate REPLACEMENT WINDOWS $189 TION OF TENTATIVE ASSebastian, Florida Beautifulamount 55+ of money which WhiteSESSMENT double hung, will be INSTALLED. required for ROLL manufactured home community. tilt-in. $1500 manufacturer rebate NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVschool exclu- Notice is hereby given 4.4 miles to the beach, 2 miles to purposes, AND LOT in Moriah available. Lifetime Warranty. Credit forBUILDING monies, that the Assessor the acres, paved driveway, EN that the Assessor (s) the riverfront district. Homes sive start-of public 1.3+ cards accepted. Call Rich @ 1-866may be obtained during Town of Keene, County of the Town of Essex, ing at $39,000. 772-581-0080, town water and sewer. Can be 272-7533 the seven(7) days imme- of Essex, has completed County of Essex, has used for residential and/or diately preceding theREAL An- ESTATE the Tentative Assesscompleted the Tentative commercial, Asking $45,000. Out of State Real Estate nual Meeting/Vote ex- ment Roll for the current Assessment Roll for the 518-546-3568 Delaware's Resort Living Without and a .3copy has cept Saturdays, Sun- year2 BDRM, current year and that a $29,000 REMODELED Resort Pricing! Low Taxes! days, Gated or Holidays, been left Keeat the Town copy has been left with theFront acre, 9, Street, Community, Close to Beaches, where it may be Town Clerk at Essex School seville, NY. Live in Hall, or a P/E Ratio Amazing Amenities, Olympic Keene Pool. Central seen and examined by Town Hall, where it may NOTICE OFNYFORMATION from 9AMofto 53PM. MORRISONVILLE, 4 BR/2.5 to 1 investment. 518-335New Homes from $80's! be seen and examined OF Family FORBIDDEN BA, Single Home,FOREST 1,920 NOTICE IS6904 HEREBY GIV- any interested person, Brochures available 1-866-629builtArt. in 1998, Colonial from feet, by any interested person EN, that applications for Monday - Friday square LLC. Of Org. filed 0770 or 1 ACRE OF LAND at Wood Rd., car garage, gas June attached until the fourth Tuesday absentee ballots can be 9:00 - 2:00 until Cape, with 2Sec. Of State West Chazy, NY, close to schools, fireplace, (SSNY) finished 2/4/14 basement, large Waterfront Lots- Virginia's obtained Eastand must be 5th, 2014. Office lo- in May (or other date, if nice location. Please call 518-493backyard above applicable). ern Shore. Was 325K Nowsubmitted from The Assessor will fenced be in incation: to the Essexwith County. 2478 forClerk moreofinformation. $65,000- Community Center Pool. on corner Ten- swimming the District, Cynthia attendance with theground SSNY is pool designated as The Assessor (s) will be 1acre+ lots, Bay & Ocean Access, Located in Morrisonville the in attendance with the Summo, no later than tative Assessmentlot.Roll agent of LLC in upon YOUifCAN’T THE BUYS Saranac whom School process District.against Greatit Tentative Great Fishing, Crabbing, Kayaking. Assessment May 5, 2014 ballot ESCAPE is as follows: $229,500 Custom Homes. INno THE CLASSIFIEDS! Thursday, May Family 1st Neighborhood. to be mailed OR later may be served. SSNY Roll as follows: Call 518-726-0828 757-8243:00 than May 12,1-518-873-6368 2014 if 10:00 shall mail a copy of any 1st Day Date 5/13/2014 Ext. -201 0808 May 8th process to the LLC at PO Hours ballot is to be acquired Thursday, 10amin person. The Clerk 10:00 - 3:00 & 6:00- Box 177, Jay, NY 12941. 12pm/7pm-9pm LEGALS Purpose: To engage in 2nd Day Date 5/15/14 may accept absentee 8:00 NOTICE OF FORMATION Hours 9am-11am/7pmany lawful act or activity. ballots until 5 PM only, Saturday, May 10th OF 278 FRATERNALAND May 20,2014. 9pm 12:00 - 4:00 VN-3/29-5/3/2014-6TCLLC 3rd Day Date 5/17/14 NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, Thursday, May 22nd 41843 Arts. of Org. filed with Hours 9am-1pm that the petitions nomi- 10:00 - 3:00 NOTICE OF FORMATION Secy. of State of NY nating the candidates for The Board of Assess- OF LIMITED LIABILITY 4th Day Date 5/20/14 (SSNY) on 03/26/14. Of- the office of the Board of ment Review will meet COMPANY (LLC) Hours 10amfice location: Essex on Thursday, June 5th, Name: Hance Heating & 12pm/2pm-4pm Education must be filed County. SSNY designat- with the Clerk of the Dis- 2014 between the hours Plumbing LLC Articles of The Board of Assessed as agent of LLC upon ment Review will meet trict not later than April of 6:00-8:00pm by ap- Organization filed with whom process against it 15, 2014. pointment, at the Keene Petition the Secretary of State of on May 27, 2014 bemay be served. SSNY forms are available at Community Center in New York (SSNY) on tween the hours of shall mail process to the office of the Superin- said town, to hear and 3/12/2014 Office Loca- 2:00pm and 4:00pm, The LLC, 80 Smugglers and 7:00pm and comexamine all complaints tendent. The following tion: Essex County. The Loop, Jeffersonville, VT vacancies are to be filled in relation to assess- SSNY is designated as plaints in relation to as05464. Purpose: Any sessments, on the writon the Board of Educa- ments, on a written ap- agent of the LLC upon lawful activity. plication of any person tion: whom process against it ten application of any VN-4/12-5/17/2014person believing EXPIRED TERM - incum- believing him/herself to may be served. "United 6TC-43517 him/herself to be agPlease bent, Teresa Cheetham- be aggrieved. States Corporation submit the application grieved. A publication on Palen - term expires on Agents, INC" shall mail a ADK AFFORDABLE and 3 copies, one for copy of any process to contesting your assess6/30/17. PROPERTIES, LLC Arti- EXPIRED TERM - incum- each Board of Assessthe LLC at: 7014 13th Av- ment in New York State cles of Org. filed NY Sec. bent, David Craig - term ment member. A publi- enue Brooklyn, NY is available at of State (SSNY) expires on 6/30/17. cation on how to file for 11228. Purpose: To 4/17/2014. Office in Es- The petitions must be a review of your assessDated this 1st day of engage in any lawful act sex Co. SSNY design. directed to the Clerk of ment is available from May, 2014 or activity. Agent of LLC upon David H. Sayre the Office of Assessment VN-4/5-5/10/2014-6TCthe District, Cynthia whom process may be Dianne B. Lansing or www.orps.s- 42635 Summo, must be signed served. SSNY shall mail by at least twenty-five Patricia Gardner copy of process to The (25) qualified voters of Dated this 1st Day of LAKE FLOWER LAND- Assessor (s) LLC PO Box 247 341 US the district, and must May, 2014 ING, LLC Articles of Org. VN-5/3/2014-1TC-45561 Route 9 Schroon Lake, state the name and resi- Donna J. Bramer filed NY Sec. of State New York 12870. Pur- dence of the candidate. (SSNY) 3/17/2014. Of- NOTICE OF COMPLESole Assessor pose: Any lawful activity. fice in Essex Co. SSNY TION OF TENTATIVE ASBY ORDER OF THE Town of Keene VN-5/3-6/7/2014-6TCdesig. agent of LLC SESSMENT ROLL VN-5/3/2014-1TC-43621 BOARD OF EDUCATION 45873 upon whom process Notice is hereby given Cynthia Summo, Clerk of may be served. SSNY that the Assessor for the the District ANNUAL SCHOOL DIS- Dated: March 5, 2014 shall mail copy of pro- Town of Lewis, County PUBLIC NOTICE TRICT PUBLIC HEARING cess to 421 Lake Flower of Essex, has completed VNEssex County Fair Hous- Ave., Saranac Lake, NY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- 3/22,4/5,4/19,5/3/2014the Tentative Assessing EN, that the Public Hear- 4TC-40947 12983, which is also the ment Roll for the current Notice if hereby given ing (takes the place of principal business loca- year and a copy has that Essex County is the Annual Meeting) of NOTICE OF FORMATION tion. Purpose: Any law- been left at the Town the Keene Central OF LIMITED LIABILITY committed to furthering ful purpose. Hall, where it may seen fair housing. School District, Essex VN-4/5-5/10/2014-6TCCOMPANY. NAME: BAC and examined by any inThe Federal Fair Housing County, New York will WINE COMPANY LLC. 42650 terested person, Monday Law, as well as the Laws be held for the inhabi- Articles of Organization - Friday 10:00 - 3:00 untants qualified to vote at were filed with the Sec- of new York State, pro- NOTICE OF FORMATION til June 3rd 2014. OF LIMITED LIABILITY hibits discrimination in such meeting in said retary of State of New The Assessor will be in COMPANY (LLC) Name: the sale, rental, financdistrict at the school in York (SSNY) on attendance with the TenMain 2310, LLC Articles ing, and brokerage of Keene Valley on Mon- 03/12/14. Office locatative Assessment Roll housing based on race, of Organization filed with day, May 12, 2014 tion: Essex County. as follows: the Secretary of State of creed, color, gender, naat 7 PM for the purpose SSNY has been desigTuesday, May 6th 10:00 New York (SSNY) on tional origin, familial staof presenting a budget nated as agent of the - 3:00 6/12/2013 Office Locatus, or handicap. for the school year LLC upon whom proSaturday, May 10th tion: Essex County. The Essex County pursuant 2014 - 2015. Voting for cess against it may be 9:00-11:00 SSNY is designated as to the local fair housing said budget, and two(2) served. SSNY shall mail Tuesday, May 13th, agent of the LLC upon strategy has appointed a school board member, a copy of process to the 10:00-3:00 whom process against it fair housing officer who will be held on Tuesday, LLC, 96 Newman Street, Tuesday, May 20nd, may be reached at: Es- may be served. SSNY May 20,2014 between Lake Placid, New York 10:00-3:00 & 6:00-8:00 shall mail a copy of any sex County Planning Ofthe hours of 12 noon 12946. Purpose: For any The Board of Assessfice Department of Plan- process to the LLC at: and 8:00 PM. lawful purpose. ment Review will meet PO Box 245, Essex, NY ning, Elizabethtown, NY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- VN-5/3-6/7/2014-6TC12936. Purpose: To en- on Tuesday June 3st, 12932 EN, that copies of the 45217 gage in any lawful act or 2014 between the hours (518) 873-3687 proposed budget includof 2:00-4:00 and 6:00NOTICE OF COMPLE- The United States De- activity. ing an estimate of the 8:00 by appointment, at VN-4/26-5/31/2014amount of money which TION OF TENTATIVE AS- partment of Housing and the Lewis Town Hall in Urban Development Toll 6TC-44906 will be required for SESSMENT ROLL said town, to hear and school purposes, exclu- Notice is hereby given Free Fair Housing Hot- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- examine all complaints line number is: 1-800- EN that the Assessor (s) sive of public monies, that the Assessor for the in relation to assess669-9777 or 1-800-927- of the Town of Essex, may be obtained during Town of Keene, County ments, on a written ap9275 (TDD for the hearthe seven(7) days imme- of Essex, has completed County of Essex, has plication of any person diately preceding the An- the Tentative Assess- ing impaired) completed the Tentative believing him/herself to VN,TT-5/3/2014-1TCnual Meeting/Vote ex- ment Roll for the current Assessment Roll for the be aggrieved. Please 45868 cept Saturdays, Sun- year and a copy has current year and that a submit the application been left at the Town days, or Holidays, at the copy has been left with and 4 copies for each Hall, where it may be Keene Central School Town Clerk at Essex Board of Assessment Town Hall, where it may NOTICE OF FORMATION seen and examined by from 9AM to 3PM. Review member. A pubbe seen and examined NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- any interested person, OF FORBIDDEN FOREST lication on how to file LLC. Art. Of Org. filed by any interested person EN, that applications for Monday - Friday from for a review of your aswith Sec. Of State absentee ballots can be 9:00 - 2:00 until June until the fourth Tuesday sessment is available (SSNY) 2/4/14 Office lo- in May (or other date, if from the Office of Asobtained and must be 5th, 2014. submitted to the Clerk of The Assessor will be in cation: Essex County. applicable). sessment or www.orpthe District, Cynthia attendance with the Ten- SSNY is designated as The Assessor (s) will be Summo, no later than in attendance with the tative Assessment Roll agent of LLC upon Dated this 1st Day of May 5, 2014 if ballot is whom process against it Tentative as follows: Assessment May, 2014 to be mailed OR no later Thursday, May 1st may be served. SSNY Roll as follows: Donna J. Bramer than May 12, 2014 if 10:00 - 3:00 shall mail a copy of any 1st Day Date 5/13/2014 Sole Assessor ballot is to be acquired Thursday, May 8th process to the LLC at PO Hours 10am- VN-5/3/2014-1TC-44909 in person. The Clerk 10:00 - 3:00 & 6:00- Box 177, Jay, NY 12941. 12pm/7pm-9pm nd may accept absentee 8:00 Purpose: To engage in 2 Day Date 5/15/14 ballots until 5 PM only, Saturday, May 10th any lawful act or activity. Hours 9am-11am/7pmMay 20,2014. 12:00 - 4:00 VN-3/29-5/3/2014-6TC9pm

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Essex Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on the application of James and Wallace Schmitt, Tax Map #40.73-3-7.000, for exterior house renovation at 39 Beggs Point Street, Essex, NY 12936, on May 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall, 2313 Main Street, Essex, NY 12936. Catherine DeWolff, Planning Board Secretary VN-5/3/2014-1TC-45249 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF STRADA 86, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/14/2014. Office location, County of Essex. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may beserved. SSNY shall mail process to: Dzemal Cecunjanin, 131 Bloomingdale Ave., Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Purpose: any lawful act. VN-5/3-6/7/2014-6TC45531 NOTICE OF NEW YORK DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION formation on February 6, 2014. Teallholm, LLC was formed and filed Articles of Organization with the New York Secretary of State and designates the Secretary as agent for the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The company's mailing address is 1069 Stowersville Road, Westport, New York 12993 in Essex County, New York. The Company is to engage in any lawful purpose. VN-3/29-5/3/2014-6TC42208 Westport Central School District Town of Westport, County of Essex, New York Notice of Annual Meeting, Budget Vote and Election Public Budget Hearing Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Annual Meeting, Election & Budget Vote Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 noon 9:00 p.m. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District, Essex County, Westport, New York, will be held in the Westport Central School cafeteria in said District on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. prevailing time, for the presentation of the budget. The budget will be available for review beginning on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Westport Central School during

Westport Central School District Town of Westport, County of Essex, New York Notice of Annual Meeting, Budget Vote and Election Public Budget Hearing Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Annual Meeting, Election & Budget Vote Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 noon 9:00 p.m. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District, Essex County, Westport, New York, will be held in the Westport Central School cafeteria in said District on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. prevailing time, for the presentation of the budget. The budget will be available for review beginning on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Westport Central School during business hours. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District of the Town of Westport, Essex County, New York, will be held in the lobby outside the Bulles Auditorium at the Westport Central School building in said District on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. prevailing time, (or until all who are in attendance at the time have voted), at which time the polls will be open to vote, by ballot, upon the following items: 1. To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 20142015 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District. 2. To elect one member of the Board for a five (5) year term commencing July 1, 2014 and expiring on June 30, 2019 to succeed Suzanne Russell whose term expires on June 30, 2014. And, 3. To authorize the purchase of one sixtyfive passenger bus and the expenditure of a gross sum not to exceed one hundred five thousand six hundred eightyfive dollars ($105,685) and the use of the sum of one hundred five thousand six hundred eighty-five dollars ($105,685) from the Bus Reserve Fund to pay for the bus in full. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the School Districts budget for 2014-2015, exclusive of public monies, and all other required documentation may be obtained by any resident of the District during business hours, beginning Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Westport Central School. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education shall be filed with the Clerk of said School District at her office in the Westport Central School, not later than Monday, April 21, 2014, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters of the District and shall state

taxation on the taxable property of the District. 2. To elect one member of the Board for a five (5) year term commencTL • Valley News ing July 1, 2014 and- 15 expiring on June 30, 2019 to succeed Suzanne Russell whose term expires on June 30, 2014. And, 3. To authorize the purchase of one sixtyfive passenger bus and the expenditure of a gross sum not to exceed one hundred five thousand six hundred eightyfive dollars ($105,685) and the use of the sum of one hundred five thousand six hundred eighty-five dollars ($105,685) from the Bus Reserve Fund to pay for the bus in full. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the School Districts budget for 2014-2015, exclusive of public monies, and all other required documentation may be obtained by any resident of the District during business hours, beginning Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Westport Central School. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education shall be filed with the Clerk of said School District at her office in the Westport Central School, not later than Monday, April 21, 2014, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters of the District and shall state the residence of each signer. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote at said annual vote and election. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) a resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the annual vote and election. The School District may require all persons offering to vote at the budget vote and election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law 8018-c. Such form may include a drivers license, a nondriver identification card, a utility bill, or a voter registration card. Upon offer of proof of residency, the School District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that qualified voters may apply for absentee ballots at the District Clerks office and that a list of persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for inspection in the District Clerks office during each of the five days prior to the day of the election, during regular business hours, except Saturday and Sunday. School District: Westport Central Town of Westport, County of Essex, New York District Clerk: Jana Atwell Dated: March 25, 2014 VN4/5,4/19,5/3,5/17/20144TC-42974





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