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Update from Albany State lawmakers gather for legislative breakfast, talk politics. PAGE 11

Booths ballyhooed Alan and Jennifer Booth honored as United Way Distinguished Citizens.

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Leo Lee takes back the title of CVES Regional Spelling Bee champion. PAGE 19

By Jeremiah S. P apineau

PLATTSBURGH — The seats on village boards of tr ustees throughout the county ar e uncontested this year, according to the Clinton County Board of Elections. In the village of Dannemora, Mayor Michael Bennett is running unopposed.

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Adirondack Regional Theatre underwrites Peru Music Theatre’s Ārst all-student musical this weekend.

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‘Home and Lifestyle Expo’ ‘Ladies Night’ returns Friday to help Treasure Chests team to be held this weekend PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Builders Association will host the 2011 Home and Lifestyle Expo at the Crete Memorial Civic Center Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is being billed as Plattsbur gh’s “lar gest home impr ovement and interior design show of the year.” Home impr ovement, landscaping, new home construction, remodeling, interior design and home decorating projects will be highlighted, among others. The event will also feature free seminars both days, with topics related to the building industry. Door prizes will be awarded. Admission will be $3 for adults, with children 12 and younger admitted free. For more information about the Home and Lifestyle Expo or the expo kick-off event, contact the ABA at 420-1020 or visit their Web site,

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burgh,” said Graves. “It is a fun evening for both the vendors and the shoppers.” The small businesses get a chance to showcase a nd s ell t heir p roducts w hile PLATTSBURGH — Ladies Night Out, an annual fundraiser to benefit the Treas- meeting new customers, said Graves, and ure Chests, will be held this Friday , the shoppers get a chance to help charity. “Women look forwar d to our Ladies March 11, at American Legion Post 20, 162 Night out each year and have a fabulous Quarry Road, beginning at 6 p.m. time,” she said. Coordinator T racy Graves said the The event will include a Chinese aucevent always benefits a charity and in the past has been to raise money for The Fitz- tion and several items for sale fr om venpatrick Cancer Center, The Relay for Life, dors including jewelry , cosmetics, and handbags, among others items. and The Susan G. Komen Race for the Admission is a $5 donation at the door Cure.  “We started out several years ago at the to benefit the Treasure Chests’ team in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in OcHoliday Inn and we outgr ew that space last year, moving to the American Legion tober. Post 20 on the Quarry Road in PlattsFor more information, call 578-5233

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Winners named for Knights of Columbus free throw competition

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AU SABLE FORKS — Knights of Columbus District 96 held its annual free throw basketball competition at Holy Name School Feb. 13. The contestants had won local contests hosted by the Peru and Ausable Forks Knights of

North Country Skating Club show this Saturday, Sunday ROUSES POINT — The North Country Skating Club will host its annual skating show this Satur day, Mar ch 12, and Sunday , Mar ch 13 at the Rouses Point Civic Center, 39 Lake St. This year ’s theme will be “W ild, Wild West.” The show will featur e performances from club members ages 3 thro ugh 17. The students practice for the annual show beginning in October , skating nearly four hours a night, Monday through Friday. The event will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. General admission will be $8, seniors will be admitted for $5 and childr en ages 5 and younger will be admitted free. For more information, visit the club's Web site,

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Open house at Seton Too Tall String Band Academy Tuesday to perform March 18

TOPS meeting site changes

PLATTSBURGH — Seton Academy, 23 St. Charles St., will host an open house T uesday, Mar ch 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. The event will be an opportunity for par ents to see the school, meet the students, staf f, and parents of Seton Academy and visit classrooms. Registrations for new students will also take place. Refreshments will be available. For mor e information, call the school at 825-7386.

ROUSES POINT — Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 619 meetings have moved. Meetings pr eviously held in Mooers will now be held at St. Patrick's Parish Center, 9 Liberty St., behind St. Patrick's Chur ch on Lake Street. Meetings ar e Thursdays fr om 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

PERU — The Per u Cof feehouse will go green with St. Patrick’s music by the T oo Tall String Band Friday , March 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The band will include special guest fiddler Steve Iachetta and perform Irish fiddle tunes, classic St. Patty's sing-a-longs, pub tunes and sea shanties on fiddle, hammer ed dulcimer, bouzouki, six-and 12-string guitars, bodhran and bass. Performances ar e held at Per u Community Church, 13 Elm St.

‘Little Pea’ story time next Saturday at public library

Nonchalant Gnomes to unite, play games March 17

CHAZY — Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9, will host a story time featuring r eader Kristen McAuliffe Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event, open to children ages 3 to 8, will feature a reading of “Little Pea” by Amy Rosenthal, a picture book featuring a personified pea and his loving family. Children will also do an art activity that celebrates the uniqueness of each child's family. For more information, call the library at 846-7676.

PLATTSBURGH — The Nonchalant Gnome Gaming Society will host its next r egular meeting Thursday, March 17, at the United Way of the Adirondacks building, 45 Tom Miller Road, beginning at 7 p.m. The group, which gets together to play board games, welcomes new members. For mor e information, call 314-6428, e-mail chuck@ or visit


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people come from all over the world to access care in some of our specialty hospitals. Recently, the tragic events in Tucson, including the head wound suf fered by Congr esswoman Gif ford, David G. Welch, M.D. showed the abiliThoughts from ty to save a life Behind the Stethoscope from what we would all consider a devastating injury. Not only d id M s. G ifford s urvive t he g unshot wound, but all indications ar e that she is making s ignificant p rogress i n h er c urrent rehabilitation program. Certainly that story demonstrates amazing medical technology and care. The case of Ms. Gif ford, however, makes a good case study. There are several factors that came together that allowed for the excellent outcome in that case. First of all, the incident occurred in a very public location with many people ar ound, some of whom had first-aid experience and were able to pr ovide immediate car e. Second, ther e was rapid r esponse by a welltrained EMT service, and she was transported r apidly t o a m ajor u niversity h ospital with a tertiary care trauma center. At that facility, ther e wer e physicians and teams trained in dealing with head trauma of the type she suf fered. Thir d, she had excellent insurance. These factors cr eate the perfect scenario. Let us look at two alternative scenarios See WELCH, page 7

or millions of Americans, prayer—public or private— is an important part of their lives. It’s a form of intimate communications between self and deity. Americans of faith pray and worship in many ways and places— churches, mosq ues, synagogues, or ashrams, to name a few. Yet, for a vocal number of Americans, prayer does not belong in the public sphere ; it belongs behind closed doors. Last week’s V ermont T own Meeting Day event in the T own of Franklin pr oduced one of the mor e interesting happenings to occur in years. It took only one r esident, a voter , to get a town and an entir e state talking about the issue of public prayer. With a single action, one meeting attendee placed this controversial topic front and center in Vermont. Last January , a similar incident happened in Elizabethtown, N.Y . Some folks got riled up when Essex County Clerk Joe Pr ovoncha, a Catholic lay minister, led the Essex County Board of Supervisors in public prayer. In that case, the board cited the U.S. Supr eme Court’s Marsh v. Chambers case of 1983. The Court ru l e d t h a t b e g i n n i n g a l e g i s l a t i v e meeting with a prayer is pr otected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the p re c e d e n t g o e s b a c k t o 1 7 7 4 w h e n the Continental Congr ess began its sessions with a prayer. Last week, it was Marilyn Hackett of Franklin, Vt., who challenged public prayer. She decided that—after warning To w n M o d e r a t o r Ti m M a g n a n t t o stop leading a prayer before the start of every town meeting—it was time to call in the big guns. With the help of the Vermont chapter of the ACLU, Hackett is suing the town and Magnant. “Article 3 of the V ermont Constitution guarantees that no one may be compelled to attend or support religious worship,” said Julie Kalish, an ACLU attorney r epresenting H ackett. “The pr oblem is that the defendants insist upon including prayer as part of town meeting even though voters like Ms. Hackett must attend town meeting in order to vote on all the warned items.” Couldn’t Ms. Hackett and Mr . M a g n a n t h a v e s a t d o w n a n d re a soned out a solution rather than call in ACLU lawyers to attract atten-

tion? Isn’t religious speech free speech? Does Marsh v . Chambers apply to Town Meeting gatherings as it does to legislative meetings? As we have seen in a variety of cases acr oss the nation, definitions about fr ee speech and r eligious expression in America have been shifting for more than 200 years. Conservative voices have fr equently accused the ACLU of selective reasoning—turning a deaf ear to religious people when their civil liberties are abused. While the ACLU is a liberal organization and a str ong defender of church-state separation, it has also been a friend of churches and people of faith under assault. Yet we never hear about these kinds of ACLU cases. Here’s an abridged list, courtesy of blogger Sean Aqui, that supports a side of the ACLU we rar ely hear about: 2004: The Indiana ACLU defended the rights of a Baptist minister to preach his message on public stre ets. 2003: T he ACLU o f R hode I sland supported the rights of car olers to sing outside a women’s prison on Christmas Eve. The prison of ficials backed d own and agr eed t o l et the caroling take place. 2002: The ACLU of Massachusetts filed a brief supporting the right of the Church of the Good News to run highly visible a dvertisements criticizing t he s ecularization o f Ch ristmas, and pr omoting Christianity as the “one tr ue r eligion,” after the Massachusetts Bay T ransportation Agency r efused to allow the ads on subways. There may never be a final solution to the 200-year -old plus battle over defining freedom of speech and religious expr ession in the public square in America. And maybe that’s as the Founders intended. For as P re s i d e n t U . S . G r a n t s a i d t o C o n gress about the issue in 1875, “Let’s declare church and state forever separate and distinct, but each fr ee within their proper spheres.” This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Lindsay Yandon, Fred Herbst, Lou Varricchio, Keith Lobdell, Jer emiah Papineau, Sarah Cr onk, Andy Flynn and John Gereau. Comments may be dir ected to

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All the same To the North Countryman: The residents and elected of ficials of the Adirondack Park should be outraged that the Adirondack Council would have the audacity to accuse Fr ed Monroe of conflict of interest, and that the Adirondack Council is seeking an investigation of the Local Government Review Board on ethics. The Council has thr ee former leaders of the Council on the Adirondack Park Agency boar d. Do you want to talk about a conflict of interest! The fact is that the Adirondack Council, Protect the Adirondacks and The Natur e Conservancy ar e all one in the same. The paid employees and their Boar d members regularly discuss what their next step is in the shutdown of the Adirondack Park. They have been steadily trying to kill theAdirondack Club project since its beginning. They work together — encouraging each other , taking the ball back and forth, in a collaborative effort to stall this project until it dies — which will be at the expense of the livelihood of all who live, work and love it here. When will these Board members and special interest groups realize the damages they are creating — to r eal human beings? When there ar e no mor e clothing stor es, food stores, r estaurants, car etakers, gas stations or medical offices? Do we need to, as r esidents of this Park, stand up and tell all these pr eservationist members that they are no longer welcome in our town? That you ar e starving us out of our town, our homes, our businesses and if you continue you won't be able to find a place to eat, to shop or to buy gas to get back to your home. Please listen to us — you are not invested in our town, you do not employ or pay taxes in our town.You have had your say — let our boar ds and agencies do the jobs that they certainly can do. No one wants our Adirondacks to stay beautiful and to take car e of it as we do. W e do not need any mor e outside, special inter est groups having their way at the expense of all of us who live, raise families, and look to have future generations enjoy our beautiful Adirondack home. You have no right to deny us this by starving us out. It is a sad thing that a few people with lots of money can dictate to the rest of us what we have to do and live with. Sheila Larkin Co-owner of Larkin’s Junction Deli & Bakery Tupper Lake

Who’s this to? To the North Countryman: To: An unnamed r epresentative of the U.S. Postal Service: The very fact that I do not know who I am writing to points out how impersonal human relations in our country have become. My wife and I are in our 70s now, and we have lived in small towns all our lives. In every case we have known the identities of many of our neighbors, and, like an extended family , shar ed their joys, disappointments, and tragedies. The local post office in a small town is not

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Will press also show respect

erate in a manner to pr otect, not just those coming forward but those that ar e innocent of bias and false accusations thr ough ignoTo the North Countryman: rance of policy . The statements you published are good examples of what should be I addr ess this to each of the editors that addressed, if there is any substance to them contributed to the Editorial “Will the ethics board be the answer?” I thank you, the indi- and not just from a jealous non-relative who never qualified to begin with. Give the boar d vidual who ranted about it last year to the just a postal service, it is a rallying point a chance, give them the fr eedom they need Board of Supervisors and the Boar d of Suwhere friends and neighbors meet at a daily pervisors for attacking this issue of ethics. to set up, operate, perform and recommend. level, to collect the mail of course, but also I, with no r elatives in this county , would While you said many good things in your to discuss local and sometimes, state and na- editorial, you stressed much about openness be pleased to r ead in your paper an article tional concerns. and to little on individual privacy. I ask you, like; “The Essex County Ethics Boar d r eWe have been told that there is no way the can you the press honestly be trusted not to viewed five cases this week involving hiring U.S. Postal Service can give us back what we reveal an employees name that reports a po- policies and workplace abuse. The specific infractions wer e...( these can be listed as 'a have lost: our local post office. What we will tential violation of ethics? I really hope so. person was hired outside the policy', 'an inYour editorial mentions one must feel get, most likely, is a bunch of cluster boxes dividual was a victim of gender harassment' comfortable and without concern of retribuwith no personality or warmth of spirit , etc). The board recommended to the Board tion when approaching the ethics board but whatsoever. of Supervisors, the following actions be takIn my lifetime I have been a teacher and a then you insist you want to publish names en to prevent further violations in these sitof direct relatives hired. What if a person is volunteer fir eman, constantly barraged by uations...” qualified and no r ules wer e violated? You well-meaning politicians fr om the city who The ethics boar d does not need to use still want to start some contro versy by pointimpose their impersonal ways of life upon names or even the specific department but ing out relatives no mater the case? us, because they either don’t understand they must address factual violation of stanIf this board is to succeed it must operate that the “one size fits all” appr oach is seridards and r ecommended corr ections to the “transparent on policy” and in “executive ously flawed, or they just think we should Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisession on personnel matters.” In a county learn to live like they do. They think we’d sors needs to be the main ones in the spotof this size I would bet 8 out of 10 times a be better off. light and equally transpar ent. Should they relative is the best qualified for a job and that In no case, we have been better off. somewhere up the chain they have an influ- find a department head or another individI would ur ge those in char ge to think ual has knowingly violated policy they need ential relative. through the decision to never r einstate the Names of those hired are always public in- to act openly (when appropriate) on the reclocal post of fice at 12943 again. Ther e is ommendations and r eport those corr ective formation and should continue to be so, enough anger in this town that the people actions taken. I ask each of you as members however, names of r elatives published next will not be appeased easily. to those names have no bearing on anything of your communities and editors not to handicap what can be a good thing for this except speculation. I believe str ongly that Alden “Chuck” Dumas county by printing what has not been subthis board is needed as violations certainly Keene Valley stantiated just to call the attention to an inhave occurr ed as they do in most lar ge ordividual or their families. ganizations! Win Belanger, Willsboro The ethics board needs the freedom to op-

Health care

members to respond and get to the scene. Of greater concern, however, is that once from page 6 the squad has re sponded, we are now lookand ask if the outcome would have been ing at a transport time of as much as two the same. hours to get to a trauma center since the First scenario: If the incident took place closest ones would be in Albany, Burlingin the exact same location and cir cumton or Syracuse. stances, but instead of the congre sswoman In this scenario, the re ality is that the pabeing the victim, it was a teenage male tient may not have made it to the hospital working part time at the grocery store and alive or if they did there would have been bringing carts in fr om the parking lot. In substantially more permanent damage beaddition, let us assume he is the son of un- fore definitive care could begin. documented immigrants. The lesson her e is that while we may In such a case, he would pr obably have have outstanding medical car e in this been attended to at the scene the same way country, it is not universally available. and transported to the same hospital but From a moralistic point of view, shouldn’t from ther e on the situation would likely we all have equal access to the same qualchange. Because he does not have insurity of care regardless of our station in life ance, he may or may not have gotten the or our income? Why should a congr essman same level of attention. His car e would get better care than an ordinary American? likely have been by the esident r house staff Likewise, should those of us who choose and not the staff surgeons. to live in a r ural part of New York have More importantly , once stable, ther e more access to specialty car e available would have been a major ef fort to move closer to home? him out of the hospital but not likely to a As we consider the future of health care rehab facility since ther e was no way to for this country ther e ar e two questions pay for the rehab. Is this the same quality about our excellent car e. Do we make it of care? available equally to all, and can we afford Second scenario. Let us assume we have to do that? one of our local congre ssmen injured in the The r eality is that much of the “best” same way but that the incident occurre d in care we have is not available to all and a a small upstate New York town such as lot of it is far too expensive to make it Chestertown or Long Lake. available to everyone. Ultimately , this In such a situation, there may have been means that ther e has to be some mechasimilar first-aid available at the scene, but nism for rationing or allocating the care so after that everything is different. that the most people can be pr ovided to the In this scenario, we ar e dependent on most necessary care. This reality needs to part-time volunteer r escue squads to r ebe part of the dialog on health care reform. spond to the incident. In such a case, pr eDavid G. Welch, M.D. lives in Lake Placid. cious minutes ar e lost getting the squad

Casino money and God To the North Countryman: Recent local news brought a great story of a woman that had endur ed much har dship in life and won $1.2 M at a local casino. She said “If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.” While I am glad she is experiencing “good luck” it is very “thin ice” to attribute her good fortune to God’s will and here is why: 1-It is a proven fact that many childre n are not eating today because some loved one gambled away his/her paycheck at a casino. That is why Methodist and many other Christian faiths str ongly oppose gambling. This lady's winnings come at the expense of someone else’s misery. 2-If she is being “blessed” by God what does that say to the r est of us? We are poor because we don't gamble? W e ar e poor because we have not suffered like her? We are poor because we were not “lucky” enough? or God wants those childre n to starve so that this woman can gain? or W e did not “pray right” and thus wher e not led to a casino? Or even worse, God is not done punishing us yet. 3-At the cor e of John W esley’s ( founder of Methodism) theology was a God of love not an author of evil. God is not “or daining” someone to win the lottery and children to suffer. God’s winnings through His love work at a much deeper internal joy. The Rev. Al Johnson Mooers United Methodist Church

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March 12, 2011

Chickens: why you need them March’s Workout of the Month


t is not often that people talk about how pets can benefit the gar den. I can attest to the damage my dogs have done to the garden — fr om digging up newlyplanted per ennials to eating the carrots out of the gar den to ripping up the lawn as they play. But, I don’t have dogs to help with the gard ening. Cats can cr eate equally bad experiences in the garden, since they love to use freshly-tilled soil as their personal litter box. Despite this, ther e is one pet you may want to consider letting into your garden — a chicken. Having a small flock of backyard chickens can benefit your garden. One of the benefits of adding compost to a gar den is the additional nitrogen it provides. Since chicken dr oppings ar e high in nitr ogen, adding them to the compost will incr ease the amount of nitr ogen in the compost. Plants need nitrogen to grow. Chickens also hunt and eat a variety of bugs. Even if the chicken coop is not placed within the gar den, they will contr ol the overall population of bugs in the yar d, including the garden. This will reduce or eliminate the need for pesticides. Another way chickens benefit a garden is

by scratching. Chickens naturally scratch at the gr ound as they hunt for bugs and vegetation to eat. Letting chickens into a garden at the end of the season will help ready it for winter. They will clear out or br eak down old plants, weeds, and any r emaining bugs. In the spring, before planting, chickens in the gar den will scratch and aerate the soil, clear out new bugs, and again, their dr oppings will provide necessary nitrogen. Besides raising chickens to impr ove your garden’s health, fee range chicken eggs provide more health benefits than store-bought eggs. If raised properly, chickens can also be very friendly and some will even sit on people’s laps. There are many benefits to keeping backyard chickens. They are a fun and entertaining pet, and raising chickens pr ovides health benefits, tastier eggs and chicken meat, and benefits for a garden. Anne Lenox Barlow has had experience in the agricultural field as a horticulture educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County. She can be reached by e-mail at

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Single Leg Hop with Stabilization — Stand with your feet shoulder -width apart and pointed straight ahead. Lift your chest, lower and contract your shoulder blades, tuck in your chin and place your hands on your hips. Contract your glutes and balance on one leg as your lift the other leg and place it dir ectly beside the balance leg. Hop sideways landing on the opposite foot and hold the landing position for a few seconds. Hop back to the starting position, landing on the opposite foot and hold the landing for a few seconds. It is very important to consult with your doctor befor e beginning any exer cise pr ogram and please choose the exer cises according to your level. I would suggest that everyone starts at the beginner level and once you can comfortably master 12-15 re ps. Then, move on to intermediate and advanced if appropriate. The advanced level is not appr opriate for everyone for example Step Up To Balance — Stand in fr ont of a (but not limited to) those with muscle imbalbox with your feet straight, placed hipances, past injuries, or osteopor osis. If you width apart. Holding a dumbbell in each are not sur e, please seek the guidance of a hand, contract your glutes and step up onto certified fitness or medical pr ofessional for the box with one leg. Stand upright and help and guidance. move into a balance position on the leg and Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of foot on the box. Move the opposite hip and Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and knee into a flexed position and hold for a few Corrective Exer cise Specialist offering private seconds. Move the lifted leg back down to personal training, classes, and weight managethe ground and follow with the balance leg. ment programs. She can be reached at 605-3549 Single Leg Squat — Stand with feet or Single Leg Balance —Stand with feet straight and shoulder-width apart. Lift chest and tuck chin. Draw-in belly button and squeeze butt muscles. Balance on one leg and lift other dir ectly beside it with foot flexed and hip bent at 90degree angle. Hold balance position, r eturn to start. This exercise can also be done while holding onto a chair or another stur dy object for support if needed, and is a good place to start for beginners. Single Leg Hip Rotation — Stand with feet straight and hip-width apart. Lift chest and tuck chin. Draw-in belly button and squeeze butt muscles. Balance on one leg and lift other until knee is at waist level. Rotating at hip, bring lifted leg toward side of body then back to fr ont; hold each point two seconds. Return to start.


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straight and hip-width apart. Lift chest, tuck chin and place hands on hips. Squeeze butt muscles, balance on one leg and lift other directly beside it. Squat as if sitting into chair, knee inline with toe; hold two seconds. Return to start position.

alance often decreases with age and with lack of exer cise. Even for those of you who ar e very active, you may be surprised at how hard it is to do something so simple. Including some of the following exercises to your r outine can greatly help to incr ease your balance.


ina is a tortoiseshell mix born on or about June 21, 2008, and came to the shelter as a stray. She is an amazing girl with a unique look. Her personality is sweet and she loves attention. She is spayed, FeLV/FIV tested negative and is up-to-date on vaccinations. Jenny was abandoned at our thrift shop and br ought to the shelter with her brother, Jake. They were very distrustful of humans. Per haps your home is the home for one or both of them. They ar e FeLV/FIV negative, neuter ed and spayed and are up-to-date on vaccinations.

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uster is a large tan and black male hound who was purposely left in the shelter ’s play yar d. He is a wonderful dog with a lot of personality. He is big but a gentle soul. Buster is neutered, heart worm negative, and up-to-date on his vaccines. Dango is a fast gro wing male black kitten about 6 months old. He is very playful and inquisitive. Dango loves getting into corners and onto high perches. He is a super little kitty, neutered, vaccinated and ready to go home with his new pet companions.

March 12, 2011

Information available on health insurance PLATTSBURGH — Fidelis Care has partnered with Mountain V iew Pediatrics to help local uninsur ed r esidents apply for quality, fr ee or low-cost health car e coverage. Fidelis Car e r epresentatives will be on site at Mountain View Pediatrics, 18 Feathers D rive, Wednesdays f rom 9 a .m. t o 1 2 p.m. to answer questions about health insurance options and to help eligible r esidents apply to enr oll in Fide lis Car e pr ograms. Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost health insurance thr ough New York State’s Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs. Child Health Plus is for children in New York State under age 19. Coverage may be fr ee or as little as $9 per child per month. Adults ages 19 to 64 may qualify for low-cost health coverage through Family Health Plus based on their household size and gr oss monthly income. Fidelis Care members are covered for regular checkups, pr eventive care, hospital and emergency care, eye exams, dental care, and more. To apply for enr ollment in Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, or Medicaid Managed Care through Fidelis Car e, applicants must bring pr oof of age, income, and address. For mor e information about af fordable health insurance coverage, contact Fidelis Care at 1-888-343-3547 or visit

Blood drives slated

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center has announced upcoming blood drives within Clinton County in the next week. Drives will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. Friday, Mar ch 1 1, at Seton Catholic High School, 206 New York Road; and 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, Saranac Fire Department, 3277 State Route 3. Walk-ins are welcome at all locations. For mor e information, contact the North Country Regional Blood Donor Center , located at 85 Plaza Blvd., Plattsbur gh, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 5627406.

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Food from the Farm to address eating local By Jeremiah S. P apineau

PLATTSBURGH — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County, in conjunction with Adirondack Harvest, an organization which connects local farmers to their communities and r egional markets, will host “Food from the Farm: Eating Local in Clinton County,” Satur day, March 19. The event will be held at the City of Plattsbur gh Recr eation Department, 52 U.S. Oval, in the building’s community room. Co-organizer Amy Ivy, executive director o f C CE C linton C ounty, s aid t he event will consist of several local gr owers and producers discussing the options out there for those wishing to eat locallygrown foods. “The goal of the event is to ener gize and educate consumers about local food and the upcoming growing season,” said Ivy. The event, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., will include a dinner featuring local foods, prepared by chef Chris Dominianni fr om the Gr eat Adirondack Soup Company. The dinner will be a walkabout meal format. Sixteen gr owers and pr oducers ar e signed up so far, said Ivy, adding it may seem like an odd time of year to host the event, but it is quite the contrary.

Beth Spaugh, o wner of Rehoboth Homest ead Farm, Peru, works in her g reenhouse on Jabez Allen Road. Spaugh will participate in Food from the Farm: Eating Local in Clinton County, Saturday, March 19. Photo provided

“I love it when people ask me why we’re doing this in mid-Mar ch, when there’s no local food,” said Ivy , with a laugh. “Ther e’s plenty , that’s just the point.”

The cost of admission is $15, which includes a full meal, door prizes, live music and access to information booths. For more information, call 561-7450 or e-mail

Dental society offering scholarships Diabetes education offered PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Dental Society will be off ering two scholarships to assist student enr olling in a college of Dental Hygiene. The annual awar ds ar e sponsor ed by the Adirondack Dental Society in partnership with the Fourth District Dental Society of New York. There will be two awards of $1,000 given per year. The deadline for application is May 1. The awar d will be given June 1, and will be dir ectly paid toward tuition payment. Any resident of Clinton, Essex, or Franklin counties is eligible to apply. The selection will be made by the admissions department at the hygiene school of choice, in conjunction with the Adirondack Dental Society. For more information, contact Dr. Craig Heins at 563-0540.

PLATTSBURGH — The Diabetes Education Center at CVPH is of fering a 4-week session of the Diabetes Self Management Education Pr ogram beginning Monday , April 4, in the thir d floor conference room of the Miner Medical Arts Building, 214 Cornelia St., on the CVPH Medical Center campus. Class times are 5:30 p.m. The Diabetes Education Center at CVPH of fers a variety of services to people with diabetes and their families. The center offers diabetes self-management education, individual consultations, medical nutrition therapy , insulin training, insulin pump training, blood glucose monitoring and support groups. For more information, call 562-7326. Additional sessions are planned in May and June.

206 Cornelia St. Suite 103 • Plattsburgh • 562-7326 •


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News of the Week Dawson pleads guilty to DWI charge WILTON — A Former Essex County State Supre me Court Judge plead guilty to the charge of driving while intoxicated last week in Wilton Town Court. Judge James P. Dawson, 65, was in the Saratoga County town court and was fined $500, had his driver ’s license suspended and must install an alcohol-sensor ignition interlock after pleading guilty to the charge. In addition to the other penalties, he must also attend a victim impact panel. Dawson was stopped by state police on the Northway in September after another motorist r eported that he was weaving back and forth. Police say his blood alcohol level was .27%, more than three times the legal limit. He was originally charged with misdemeanor aggravated DWI because of the high blood alcohol level but was allowed to plead guilty to the lesser char ge of DWI on the condition that he not get into additional tr ouble over the next year. Dawson served as Essex County Court judge fr om 1992 to 1994 and as Supr eme Court justice for the county fr om 1994 to 2008. He was working as a per diem judicial hearing officer for the state at the time of his arrest. He has a law firm in Elizabethtown.

March 12, 2011

State Ed commissioner tells it how it is Steiner holds nothing back in candid talk with local students

By Keith Lobdell

PLATTSBURGH — “You know times ar e tough, and I know times are tough.” That was part of the message that state Department of Education Commissioner David M. Steiner shared with a gr oup of local students at the Champlain Valley Technical Institute’s satellite campus at the former Clinton County Airport March 4. “What your questions ar e r eally telling us is that this is a r eally tough period,” Steiner said. “The good thing about it is that we ar e being a lot mor e honest about educaPLATTSBURGH — The city of Plattsbur gh has been tion as a country, and we are saying named one of the most successful small cities in the counthat you as students deserve mor e try by Site Selection Magazine. for us.” Plattsburgh ranked 25th among the best micr opolitan Steiner spent just over an hour Fourth-grader Peyton Ford of Willsboro asks Da vid Steiner what the high school of the futur e will cities, all of which have populations of 10,000 to 50,000 peo- fielding questions from students as look like as father, Willsboro faculty member Chris Ford, looks on. Photo by Keith Lobdell ple. old as seniors and high school and of $26,000,” he said. “That is actually happening in this state. According to the publication, the ranking was based on as young as fourth grade about the state of education and When you have less, you have to focus on what matters new industrial facilities and significant investments. where he saw changes coming. most.” Excluding Plattsbur gh, the r emaining New York small When asked about those who may have a tougher time With several students asking about testing, Steiner said he city in the top 25 was performing on tests or in the classroom, Steiner said the aphopes that the state will work to make the Regents and othBatavia was the only other small city in the state to be proach should be more individual. er testing a better assessment of a student’s performance, ranked, which tied for ninth place. Thomasville/Lexing“We have to stop thinking that everyone should arrive at but said things were most likely going to get tougher. ton, N.C., was ranked number one. the same place at the same time,” Steiner said. “When I was When a student said they wer e feeling “str essed” about in school in England, ther e was nothing called ddyslexia. I the upcoming r ound of tests, Steiner r esponded, “stress in was just a horrible speller and I would get D’s and F’s.” life tends to get worse as you go on.” Steiner also talked about the issues with education and the PLATTSBURGH — Congr essman William L. Owens, DSteiner also said he felt there needed to be a change is how proposed spending cuts to be made by the state. Plattsburgh, was r ecently identified by the National Jourstudents are prepared for college, something he feels is be“What this does is it comes down to a social consciousness nal as being 44 percent liberal and 56 percent conservative, coming more and more of a necessity. and a social contract issue,” Steiner said. “Y o u and your parmaking him the eighth-most conservative Democrat in “We have built our standar ds in state education for ents as citizens can have an impact on this discussion.” Congress. The National Journal founded its ranking on a kindergarten thr ough twelve,” Steiner said. “The schools Steiner said there are gaps that have to be taken care of in summation of 93 key votes in 2010, which labeled Owens a and the colleges were not communicating. What we need to the system. centrist. do is make sur e that ther e is no gr eater gap between your “Is it fair if one student is being funded at a rate of $9,000 Owens r eplaced Congr essman John McHugh in a 2009 senior year and the first year of college then ther e is between and another in a different zip code is being funded at a rate special election, filling the r emainder of his term with the your junior and senior year in high school.” 23rd Congr essional District. McHugh, a Republican, was Steiner also addr essed appointed the new secr etary of the Army, by Democratic the need to better educate President Barack Obama. teachers. “Teaching is about communicating, r eaching the students and understandPLATTSBURGH — Joseph Reynolds, 32, formerly of ing what it is they ar e beDelaware, has held a sex abuse conviction against him uping taught,” he said. “W e held for the repeated abuse of a young girl following an aphave to r e-evaluate how peal. we ar e pr eparing our Reynolds is serving a maximum sentence of 25 years to teachers and we have to life following his 2009 conviction for r epeatedly sexually look at how we teach, as abusing and raping a 9-year-old. One charge of first-degree well.” course of sexual misconduct against a child was r emoved as it was acknowledged by justices as alr eady included in Chazy student Olivia S eymour the top charge of predatory sexual assault against a child. listens as David Steiner answers However, the dismissal does not af fect Reynolds’ 25-year her question during a student prison term, which he is curr ently serving in Great Meadforum at C V-Tech’s sat ellite ow Correctional Facility, Comstock. campus March 3.

City ranks 25th in magazine analysis

Owens labeled ‘Centrist’

Sex offender denied appeal

Photo by Keith Lobdell

March 12, 2011

In Clinton County

News of the Week

Legislators discuss state budget woes over cereal Laurentian seen as sign of hope

By Jeremiah S. P apineau

PLATTSBURGH — The financial plight of NewYork may be bleak, but legislators are hopeful tightening of the purse strings inAlbany will bring about much-needed change. State Sen. Elizabeth O’C. Little, R-Queensbury;Assemblywoman Teresa R. Saywar d, R-Willsboro; and Assemblywoman Janet L. Dupr ey, RPeru, shared their views of the $10 billion budget deficit facing the EmState S en. Elizabeth O ’C. Little, R- Queensbury, addresses the Nor th Country pire State during the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Chamber of C ommerce’s Legislative Forum Breakfast M arch 4 as A ssemblyForum Breakfast March 4. woman Janet L. Duprey, R-Peru, and Assemblywoman Teresa R. Sayward, R-WillsNew York State has to be fixed through tough actions, said Little durboro, look on. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau ing her address of nearly 200 people last week. at all, any “tinkering” can be done to make funding available. “Everyone knows that change has to happen,” Little said. “People are “We’re going to do the very best that we can,” Sayward said. no longer talking about the high taxes in New York State. They’re using Duprey agr eed, adding she and her colleagues understand the pr otheir feet to move out of New York State and to take their money , their grams they received questions about regarding future funding “all serve business, their wealth elsewhere.” a vital role.” One of the keys to turning the ship ar ound will be to make state gov“We hope that we can find a way ... but ther e is no money. And for every ernment more business-friendly, said the senator , reducing or eliminatprogram that gets funded, something has to come out.” ing state mandates that can have a devastating effect on businesses. “The message is we cannot do business the way we’ve been doing it in “Everybody always talks about the taxes in NewYork State and we do have a lot of taxes — we’re ranked right up there near the top when you New York State anymor e,” Sayward said. “In or der for the economy to grow, government has to get out of the way and let the private sector take combine income, property, sales tax and all of that,” said Little. “I actuover as much as possible.” ally think that for many businesses it’s the regulations that are the killer ... They may be good ideas, but they should not be a mandate. They should One good sign for the local economy , said Stephens M. Mundy, chief executive officer and president of CVPH Medical Center, underwriter for not be required.” the legislative forum, has been the progress made with Laurentian Aero“Our business climate has to impr ove,” Little continued. “That’s the space Corp. Following the announcement Laur entian has closed on fiway we’ll make the businesses her e more workable and happier to be nancing for constr uction of $175 million maintenance, r epair and overhere. And, that’s the way we’ll continue to attract new businesses.” haul facility, Mundy said he’s already begun to hear of people looking to Making sure the North Country continues to be hear d in discussions in Albany is also essential to ensuring funding er aches places north of the relocate to the area, hopeful to land one of potentially 900 jobs over the next few years. Capital District, she added. “This past week, we received a call from a cardiac surgery nurse who “We have to really make sure we get the attention we need,” Little said. wanted to know if we had any opening because she was looking at mov“We have smaller numbers, but I think working together and working ing here with her husband for Laurentian,” Mundy said. “So, it’s already with our other North Country legislators we have tried to make our happening. It’s a great thing.” points. And, we will continue to do that.” Chamber of commerce president Garry F. Douglas referred to a recent Though the legislators recognize now is a time wher e programs critical to the well-being of residents are facing potential cuts in funding, they survey of the chamber ’s membership, which noted 79 per cent of businesses expect their business activity to be up this year compar ed to last underscored Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s message that the state’s cupyear, with another 14 percent expecting business to be steady. boards are bare. “There’s a continuing message there from the business community that “We’re just beginning to realize there is no money and there are going to be pr ograms we ar e not going to be able to help out with any mor e what the economic development community is doing her e in the North Country is the right recipe,” said Douglas, “and that while we may be in money than the governor has proposed,” Sayward said. Sayward said she and her fellow legislators will still examine where, if the midst of a national recession — and we’re simply not immune to that — there is an inherent desire to be optimistic in the North Country.”

Regional news

Regional planning board gets $60,000 grant Ownes, Gibson pleased with funds

By Chris Morris LAKE PLACID — The Lake Champlain/Lake Geor ge Regional Planning Board received a grant this week from the U.S. Department of Commer ce that will be used to establish a planning strategy for economic development in the North Country. Officials say the $60,000 grant will fund an “economic development planning framework” aimed at supporting private capital investment and job creation throughout the region.

The grant covers r oughly 50 per cent of the planning investment. Bill Owens, the Democrat who r epresents New York’s 23r d Congr essional District, said the funding comes at a “critical moment” as the North Country continues r evitalizing its economy. “I am pleased to see funds allocated to support private capital investment and job cr eation,” he said. Meanwhile, Chris Gibson fr om New York’s 20th Congr essional District applauded the grant award, noting that the funding gives the regional planning boar d the necessary r esources to foster more private investment in the North Country.

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“While the federal government cannot create jobs, we can remove the impediments to growth and help make our r egion attractive to private job cr eators,” Gibson said. “I look forwar d to continuing to work with Congr essman Owens on initiatives that will benefit the North Country.” According to congr essional staf f, the Economic Development Authority grant supports the “development and implementation” of a comprehensive economic development strategy. The Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Board serves communities in Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, W ashington, and W arren counties.

Strand renovations OK’d PLATTSBURGH — A Historic Site Review for the exterior work at the Strand Theatre has been approved by the City of Plattsburgh Planning Board. The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts Board of Trustees, which is dir ecting the Strand pr oject, also r eceived approval for installation of a new membranestyle roof and fire-exit stairways. Work is expected to be completed in the next few months.

After-school funding cut PLATTSBURGH — The 21st Century after-school program in the Plattsburgh City School District will no longer receive funding beginning in June. The lack of funding, however , will not mean the end of the 21st Century Learning Center sites, accor ding to local of ficials. Pending the availability of any grants or the renewal of the 21st Century four-year grant funding, the district is expected to reapply. The Learning Center sites include Bailey Avenue, Oak Street and Momot elementary schools, Stafford Middle School and the Ted K. Community Center.

Parent arrested for theft PERU — David M. Par ent, 21, Plattsburgh, was arrested by state police March 1 for allegedly stealing $60 in cash from an individual’s shed. Police allege Par ent r eportedly took the money fr om a shed located at 844 State Route 22B. The incident was r eported Oct. 8. Parent was char ged with thir d-degree felony bur glary and or dered to appear in Town of Schuyler Falls Court March 3.

Ellenburg Center man, others injured in accident ALTONA — Five people wer e injur ed when a vehicle driven by Zachary P . Tourville, 17, Ellenburg Center, entered oncoming traffic March 4. State police report Tourville was driving westbound on Military T urnpike when he lost control of the vehicle, overcorrected and entered the eastbound lane, hitting a vehicle driven by Kristie A. Cook, 24, Plattsburgh. Tourville and two young passengers were transported to CVPH Medical Center , Plattsburgh, wher e they wer e tr eated and later released. The names of Tourville’s passengers were not released due to being under the age of 8. Cook was admitted to the hospital and later r eleased. Tyler Pombrio, 18, Altona, who was a passenger in Cook’s vehicle, was also tr eated at the hospital and later r eleased. Tourville was ticketed for driving at an unreasonable and impr udent speed, and failure to keep right.

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Congratulations to our Honor Students on a Job Well Done! Taylor Lucas Alexander Maddix Jared McLean Paige Moore Raelyn Passino Taylor Ernest Rock Gabrielle Saucier Bryce Schnaars Zachary Sipley Tyler Smith Makayla Suddard Anika von Elbe Amanda Way Grade 10 Kyler Agoney Joseph Barshow Tyler Barshow Shannon Bombard Britney Bridges Hunter Bruno Samantha Bruno Carlee Carrier Yu Jin Cha James Criss Michael Danis Dominick Delello Demi Delia Erika Diskin Kyle Donoghue Taylor Draper Cierra Flanders Kaliegh Flemming Karley GoddeauStefaniak Emma Greenwood Mikala Gregware Janel Johnson Kelly Jones Lucas Kelly Brittany Kelso Bryana LaBombard Andrea LaForest Natasha Lindor Samantha Martin Grace Mayhew Mary Catherine Mazzella Ryan McCall Katelin Monty Jenna Mulbury Hayley Noble Brianna Padron Rebecca Pellerin Brianna Pena Amanda PlessisBelair Teagan Plimpton Dakota Reed Ashley Sardella Anna Sardella Mary-Ali Taft Rebecca Tenbuuren William Thew Kaitlyn Timmons Madisen Tourville Nathan Tuller Elizabeth Uliva

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Local theatre group underwrites school musical ART lends helping hand to Peru Music Theatre PERU — Adirondack Regional Theatre, a long-established community theater group, is making sure the students of Peru Central School have something to sing about this spring. The nonpr ofit or ganization is supplying the financial resources and the theatrical expertise to help Peru produce the classic ‘50sthemed musical “Grease.” The musical will be performed in the newly-remodeled Peru High School auditorium and mark the first all-student musical performed by Peru Music Theatr e. The show will be the first for many of the 31 students and for dir ectors Meghan Matthews — a fourth grade teacher at Peru Intermediate School — and Christopher Urban —the choral dir ector at Per u Middle and High School. The dir ectors wer e so impr essed by the talent at the auditions that several of the parts have been doubled cast allowing even more students to be in the spotlight and garner the applause. “This is the first show I’ve dir ected, and I’ve learned a gr eat deal,” said Matthews. “I’ve spent time in all elements of putting this pr oduction together but most r ewarding for me, has been working with the students. The entir e Per u community is proud.” Peru Music Theatr e has pr oduced shows with students and community members since 1993. However , this year , “Gr eased Lightning,” “Summer Nights,” “W e Go Together,” and the other memorable songs of

Maple Weekend planned VARYSBURG — The W yoming County Maple Pr oducers Association is once again pr omoting New York State Maple Weekend, which will feature open houses at maple syrup producers across the state. This year ’s event will be held fr om 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturd ay, March 19; Sunday, March 20; Satur day, Mar ch 26; and Sunday, March 27. Producers include: Clinton County — Brow’s Sugar House, 89 Sugarbush Dr., West Chazy, and Parker Family Maple Farm, 1043 Slosson Road, W est Chazy; Essex County — Uihlein Sugar Maple Research and Extension Field Station, 157 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid; and Franklin County — Friend Maple Pr oducts, 402 Spencer Road, Burke; and W oods Maple Pr oducts, 1470 County Route 23, Chateaugay. Some locations will have special events in addition to tours and fr ee samples. Parker Family Maple Farm will host a pancake br eakfast, sponsor ed by the Northern Tier Sno-Runners, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. For mor e information about Maple Weekend, including a list of locations for the event outside the tri-county r egion, visit

The cast of the Peru Music Theatre production of Grease is preparing for its first all-student musical Friday, March 11, through Sunday, March 13. The performance is being underwritten by the Adirondack Regional Theatre. Photo provided

Grease will be performed exclusively by the students of Peru Middle and High schools. Adirondack Regional Theatr e — which has been performing in the North Country since 2001 with mor e than 16 musicals — agreed to underwrite the expense of the show since the district did not have funds to allocate to the pr oject. For ART pr esident Tom Lavin “to be able to enrich the lives of

these 31 students not to mention the faculty members who are directing is an experience ART could not pass up.” “The financial risks pale in comparison to what a show such as Grease can bring to the students, staff, school and the community,” said Lavin. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12. A

special 2 p.m. performance will be held Sunday, March 13. Per u High School is located at 17 School St. General admission will be $10m with senior citizens and students admitted for $8. Tickets for the show are available at the door and at Per u Health Mart and the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts.

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present ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Performances begin next Thursday at CCRS CHAZY — Chazy Music Theatr e will present the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy, “The Drowsy Chaperone” at Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Miner Farm Road, Thursday, Mar ch 17, thr ough Sunday, March 20. Chazy Music Theatre’s production of the recent Br oadway hit will be jam-packed with “side-splitting laughs, har ebrained hi-jinks, and plenty of toe-tapping Jazzage tunes” that will transport audiences back to the 1920s. The show’s narrator , a die-hard musical fan, will invite audiences to listen along with him as he plays his favorite cast album fr om the 1928 hit show , “The Drowsy Chaperone.” When the music begins to play, the show magically bursts to life in his tiny apartment, complete with a pamper ed Br oadway starlet, her charming fiancé, a desper-

ate pr oducer, a Latin lover , a couple of bumbling gangsters, and of course, the title character. The audience gets more than they bargained for as they are instantly immersed into the glamor ous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and the upr oarious events of her wedding day — complete with plenty of thrills and surprises that take the audience soaring into the rafters with memorable melodies and loads of laughter. The must-see, non-stop roller-coaster of hilarity is expected to tickle the funny bone of young and old alike. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. March 17-19 and at 2 p.m. Mar ch 19-20. General admission will be $10. Tickets ar e available at Allan’s Party Supply, Plattsburgh, or by calling 846-6840 or 846-3500. For more information, call the numbers provided or visit

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‘Helping Hands’ lends help to animals

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Lady Cougars hold off Chiefs to capture Class B title By Keith Lobdell PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Chiefs got the two shots they wanted. Trailing 41-39 in the final seconds of the Section VII/Class B championship game against the Northeastern Clinton Lady Cougars, Megan Bowman and Stephanie Linder each got good looks at the basket, but neither fell. Then, the ball found the hands of the Cougars’ Rachelle Bar comb, who sprinted down the sideline and away fr om any potential foul. “I took that ball and I was going and I wasn’t stopping until I got to the end and that buzzer went of f,” Bar comb said about the final seconds befor e she and her teammates were able to celebrate the sectional title. Barcomb finished with eight points in the game, which was part of a personal goal she had after the last time the Cougs and Chiefs met. “I was nervous because I was shut out by this team before,“ she said. “I knew that we could do it and we showed that we could beat anyone.” The Northeastern Clinton varsity girls baketball team celebrates their Section VII/Class B title after beating the Saranac Lady Chiefs March 4. Chelsey Br ooks led the Cougars with 15 Photo by Kieht Lobdell points, scoring early as team leading scorer Katrina Garrand looked to find her shot. want to get the best shot.” coach Dave Lambert said after the game. “We try to work it around to get the open “The four seniors I have on the team all Garrand, who scor ed 12 of her 14 points shot,” Br ooks said about the of fense. “We compliment each other tr emendously,” in the second half, said they were looking to The shots wer e ther e, they just wouldn’t reverse the 2009-10 script, which had the fall. Cougars winning the two r egular season That was the pr oblem facing Alexis games but losing to the Chiefs in the finals. Coolidge and her teammates as theAuSable “During the season, we lost to them twice, Valley Lady Patriots dropped a 56-40 loss in so it was a little nerve-wracking,” Garrand said. “We always play good against Saranac the Section VII/Class B finals to the Northeastern Clinton Lady Cougars. and we were confident.” “We wer e very tentative of fensively,” Garrand started to heat up in the thir d coach Roger Long said after the game. “W e quarter, hitting a pair of step-back thr eegot shots, but we r eally didn’t execute our pointers. “I was hoping there was more to come af- sets. We Didn’t make the right r eads, and that would turn into turnovers. When we ter this,” Garrand said about the first three. made the right decision and had the oppor“ I was hoping for the best.” tunity, we didn‘t finish.” Kari Dominic and Kayla Dragoon added Coolidge, who finished the game with 11 two points apiece for the Cougars, who r elied on strong defense to keep Saranac scor- points, was unable to connect on a field goal until the 6:50 mark of the thir d period. ing threat Bowman at 15 points. “I know that we played good defense and While she was able to hit several shots after that, it was a case of too late for the team. we tried to limit Megan to as few points as After the game, Long commended his senwe could,” Lambert said. “Y ou can’t hold ior captain for doing everything he asked of her down but we did the best that we her throughout the season. could.” “She really turned the corner in becoming Linder added seven points for the Chiefs, a leader this year,” Long said. “They all had while Becka Horton and Alisha Ducatte a great year, and every team will finish with added five points, Katie Gates scor ed four a loss except for the state champion. They points and Mor gan Maye scor ed thr ee poured it all out on the court.” points. Alexis Facteau added nine points for the After the game, Lambert said that the Patriots. Savannah Douglas, known mor e team would take a day to soak it all in before getting back into the gym for some con- for her defensive prowess, finished her varsity car eer by scoring eight points, while ditioning. “I’ll give them the day off tomorrow, then Taylor scor ed five points, eighth-grade point guar d Meghan Str ong scor ed four get back to our r egular r outine and keep points and Hart scored three points. them in shape,” he said. “Our whole thing

Lady Patriots fall

is to run and the faster we can go the better that is.”

Saranac’s Megan Bowman drives to the basket against NCCS. Photo by Kieht Lobdell

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Cougar boys complete Class B sweep with win over PHS Hornets By Keith Lobdell PLATTSBURGH — With the shot clock winding down, Jamie Davison was a long way from the basket. But the Northeastern Clinton guard knew that there was only one thing to do as he and the Cougars trailed by two points to the Plattsburgh Hornets in the Section VII/Class B championship game March 5. “At first, I didn’t know about the shot clock,” Davison said. “Then I heard someone yell five and my only thought was to get a good shot of f. I took the shot that I had to settle for.” “That was about 10 feet beyond the thr ee point line with a lot of pr essure,” Cougars head coach Rob Garrand said about the shot. It looked to be on-line, and Davison admitted that, despite the distance and the pressure, he felt good. “It felt good but I shot it weir d out of my hand,” Davison, who finished with 16 points, said. “But it felt good as I shot it and as it went in I just thought, no way.” The thr ee gave the Cougars a 58-57 lead, which they would not give up after stopping the Hornets on two shots late to with the title. He’s is a senior leader who took a lot of control at that point,” Garrand said. “It went in and it was what motivated us the r est of the game. The biggest thing at the end was

the adr enaline we had to defend their last possession.” “We knew that we had the senior leadership to pull thr ough,” said Logan Miller , who scor ed 14 points, including five in the fourth quarter . “I shot pr etty well. Made them when they counted at the end of the game.” “This is the one thing that we worked for the whole season,” Steven Car der, who scored 1 1 points along with T om Bedar d, said. “We knew that this was going to happen and we knew that this was going to be a great game.” Davison said that the Cougars were looking for their chance despite a great shooting night for the Hornets. “They wer e on fir e all night,” Davison said. “We closed out and they would blow by us. We didn’t, and they would shoot over us. We just kept fighting all night. “ “We were down nine at one point and our goal was to get it back to five and we knew that we could get them fr om there,” Carder said. “We didn’t get into the fast-paced game,” Garrand said. “We wanted to slow it up and attack that way.” Rob Armstrong added six points for the Cougars. Tre Bucci led the Hornets with 15 points in the game, while Kyle LaPoint scor ed 14 points, Justin Curtis scored nine points and the trio of Jordan Knight, Ethan Votraw and Anthony Porcelli scored six points each.

NCCS point guard Jamie Davison looks to make his move against PHS defender Jordan Knight in the Section VII/Class B championship game. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Beekmantown unable to get third win against Saranac Lake Eagles fall in Sectional championship game

By Keith Lobdell LAKE PLACID — It only took one day in March and a team that lived up to the saying: “It’s tough to beat the same team three times in one season,” to change all of that. The Saranac Lake Red Storm scored two early goals - the first just over one minute into the

game - and a thir d late in the thir d period to score a 3-2 win against the top-seeded Beekmantown Eagles to captur e the Section II/Division II title. “We kept it simple out ther e tonight,” head coach Will Ellsworth said. “The first two goals, we got pucks to the net. They wer e the r esult of faceoffs won in the offensive zone.” With just over a minute in the opening period, Nicholas Magro won a faceoff for the Red Storm, which found the stick of Grant Strack. With the 1-0 lead 1:09 seconds into the game, the two teams battled until an attempted clear

Beekmantown’s Austin Braish looks to make a late run on the Saranac Lake zone in the Section VII/Division II championship game March 1. Photo by Tom Ripley

out of the Beekmantown end found the stick of the Red Storm’s Alec McLean. McLean said it was a gr eat opportunity to get a chance to make an impact in the game. “As the thir d line, we ar e out ther e to give the other lines a rest and get the puck in deep, and that was my thought,” he said. With a 2-0 lead after the first period, the Red Storm wer e then the hunted instead of the hunter and the Eagles were looking to strike. Brenden Carnright drew first, collecting a er bound of f a slapshot by T avon For d-Relation and putting it past O’Neill to cut the lead to 21 in the second period. Then, Jordan Barriere and Dalton DeMar co worked the puck ar ound the outside of the Saranac Lake zone, eventually finding Austin Bradish in the crease, who made several fakes and dekes before burying the puck at the 7:54 mark in the third to tie the game at 2-2. “Austin is an impact player for us,” coach Justin Fr echette said after the game. “Austin can come out an dominate games when he wants to. I thought the boys did a gr eat job battling back.” With around three minutes to play in the period, Ellsworth called a timeout with the puck in the Red Storm zone to let his Red Storm players catch their breath. We needed a well deserved er st at that time,” Ellsworth said. “I told them to not grip their sticks as hard, because you can panic in the fi-

nal three minutes of a game like this.” “We were working on the faceoff and covering it,” said Matt Phelan. “W e had to tie it up and clear it.” The Storm won the faceof f and Dalton DeMarco pushed the puck into the Beekmantown zone. After strong forecheck by Barriere got the puck off DeMarco’s stick, it found its way to Phelan. “I didn’t r eally think, I just shot,” Phelan said about the shot that would turn into the game winning goal. “I didn’t know it had went in until everyone started yelling.” The Eagles used their timeout with just over one minute remaining, pulling goalie Kyle McCarthy for the final minute for the extra attacker. However, the Red Storm was able to clear the puck each time to secure the win. “It was going to be the little things that made the dif ference,” Fr echette said. “ W e just weren’t able to capitalize on all of our opportunities. I think the character of our team all year long has been to continue to battle for 45 minutes. We had the play, we had the shot, and it ended up two inches to the left and hit the goalie in the helmet.” In the end, Frechette said he could not have asked his team for more. “They gave me everything they had,” he said. “I asked them before the game to leave it all out on the ice and they did.”

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Seton boys, girls basketball teams fall in sectional championships Knights iunable to solve Ticonderoga defense

By Keith Lobdell

that helped them get the win. “I think we finally started attacking the basket and stopped settling for the outside shot,” he said. “When Seton hangs ar ound, you never know what is going to happen.” As for heading on in the state playof fs, Defayette said that the team will have to strengthen the defensive side of the ball. “We really do need to focus on our defense because we ar e so str eaking,“ Defayette said. “I think we ar e r olling along well. I think tonight might be a little set back, but you are going to have those moments.” For the Knights, Eddie Lar ow added 1 1 points, while Keagan Briggs scor ed eight points and Cody Quantock scor ed two points.

PLATTSBURGH — A 15-5 opening quarter gave the T iconderoga Sentinels an edge they would not give up, as they captur ed the Section VII/Class C title with a 56-39 win over the Seton Knights at the Plattsbur gh State Field House. “It feels good,” Nick Mars, who scored 12 points in the win, said after the game. “Our defense was the key . Keeping the big guy (Seton’s 6’9” center Carson Hynes) of f the board and box out. W e wer e having a bad game to begin with. W e wer e hurrying up our shots to begin with. But we got it going.” Hynes ended with 18 points in the game, but may have had more if it were not for the fourth quarter defense played by junior varsity call-up Riley Chapman. “They had gotten a couple of looks with Carson,” Sentinel head coach Joe Defayette said after the game. “I figur ed I’d thr ow some height on him. For not having a lot of time on varsity, I thought Riley did a gr eat job limiting his offensive looks.” Dan Morrison, who scored 13 points in the game to lead the Sentinels, agr eed that the Sentinels made their pr esence known with their defensive effort. “We came out to send a message that we are not someone to take lightly in the playoffs,“ Morrison said. “I think we boxed him out really well. I just hope that we can start shooting the ball a little better.As long as we play good defense, we should be alright.” Nate Lenhart added 10 points, while Tanner Purkey scor ed eight points and Matt Nolan added seven points. “We usually spread it around offensively,” said Defayette. “Usually, we get one or two that stand out over the others, but we really didn’t have anyone shooting the ball that well.” Defayette said that the team hit five Seton’s Carson Hynes scored 18 points. three’s, it was an aggr essive interior attack Photo by Nancy Frasier

Girls drop low-scoring game against Lake Placid

By Keith Lobdell PLATTSBURGH — While it was not the best offensive night in the history of Lake Placid varsity girls basketball, it was the best night in the history of Lady Blue Bombers ball. For the first time in the 15-year history of the Lake Placid girls basketball pr ogram, the Bombers hoisted the tr ophy as Section VII/Class C champions after a 3919 win over Seton Catholic March 4. “This team will go down in Lake Placid history,” senior Megan Riley , who scor ed 12 points to lead her team to the win, said. “We consider ourselves a family and work hard for each other.” While Riley led the team in scoring, it was Mackenzie Kemmer er who kept the pace for the Bombers in the first half, including a three pointer off a long rebound. “It was tough, but I jumped up and grabbed it out of the air,” Kemmerer said, who finished with nine points. “W e have actually been to at least seven sectional finals in my varsity sports car eer and it is great to finally win won. We work well as

a team and we are playing well, so I think we can make it far.” “A lot of hard work paid off,” Riley said after the game. “It’s har d when you have so many turnovers, but we knew that we were going to do what we had to do and come out with the win.” “We knew if we kept the pr essure on them and didn’t let them shoot three’s, we had a good opportunity to win the game,” Bombers head coach Frank Johns said after the game. “We got some close shots that we scored on and a couple of bre aks. I thought our inside defense was very good.” Ayla Thompson added six points for the Bombers, while Catalina Daby , Danielle Balestrini and Stephanie Murphy each scored four points. Johns said it was a team ef fort in the title game with Riley leading the way. “Megan controls the game whatever she does, and the r est of the girls stepped it up,“ Johns said. “Any of them can take over the game if Megan gets doubled or tripled. They all can do it.” Ashlee Fair child and Kelsey Door ey scored four points each for the Lady Knights, while Megan T edford and Stephanie Egan scored three points, Kerry Cannon and Cara Chapman scor ed two points and L yndale Nephew scor ed one point.

Seton’s Megan Tedford shoots a free throw as teammate Kate Schofield looks on. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Plattsburgh High’s Tre Bucci goes up f or a br eakaway slam dunk against the Northeastern Clinton Cougars in the Class B boys championship game.

The NCCS boys basketball team with their Sectional trophey. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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Is the eastern cougar truly extinct? I t’s a story that most North Country folks have heard, and it’s one that most of us truly want to believe. W e want to believe it is true because it makes this place seem wilder, mysterious, and possibly even mythical. Often, it is a secretive tale about a secretive beast, and yet it is talked about all across the Adirondacks from barrooms to board rooms, and from all points between. W e want to believe the story, even though it often involves rumors about secr et r eleases, gr een gr oup conspiracies, missing radio collars, black-ops coverups and other such nonsense. It’s often at this point that the X-Files gets lost the woods; which is the reason why the NYSDEC had to issue a press release last summer to clear the air about anumber of internet hoaxs and continued ru mors about pictures of dead cougars and other suspicious evidences. Unfortunately, most storytellers don’t r ealize that no one would be happier than the DEC, to learn that cougars have returned to the Adirondacks. Actual proof of a cat would be pr oof of a truly wild habitate, and that would be a mighty big feather to place on the green Stetsons in Ray Brook. For many, the presence of large predators such as wolves, bears and mountain lions validates the state of our wilderness. Even if the big cats ar e really out there, we are still brave enough to travel the woods. If we dare to deny they exist; we are in some odd fashion, denying our own toughness. W e are wimps! Fortunately, we’ll no longer have to worry about it. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern

cougar to be extinct. The Ghost Cat can now be removed from the endangered species list. And if the federal government says it’s true…what a relief! We can again sleep peacefully among the big pines and the olling r hills. In fact, we haven’t had to worry for nearly 80 years according to government researchers. They claim the eastern cougar subspecies has likely been extinct since the last cat was shot in Maine, way back in1938. However, what researchers can’t explain is the rash of sightings that are regularly reported fr om locations all acr oss the northern forests, str etching fr om New Br unswick to New York and beyond. “The F ish a nd W ildlife S ervice f ully b elieves t hat s ome people have seen cougars, and that was an important part of the review that we did,” explained Mark McCollough, a Fish and Wildlife Service biologist quoted in a press release. McCollough headed up the agency’s five-year ef fort that searched f or e vidence o f a b reeding p opulation o f e astern cougars. If the big cats were around, there would have to be evidence, beyond blurry photos and stories of scre ams in the night. There would have to be scratching poles, and scent mounds and dens, and kits and kills. The big cats are opportunists, surely they would be found in a trap, shot, or photographed by at least one of the thousands of game cameras out there. Yet, the stories persist. My own family members claim to have seen them. So do many of my friends, and numer ous credible woodsmen. Even a couple of the DEC’s own wildlife biologists have witnessed the cats in the wild.

Last week, the U .S. Fish and Wildlife S ervice declared the east ern cougar to be extinct, Shortly thereafter, our own Joe Hackett received an e-mail from a couple in Mooers who asked to be identified only by their first names , M ichelle and M att. Attached was this pic ture of a large cat, taken behind their North Country home. This is what the couple had to say: “I took this photo about a w eek ago. It was taken behind my house in Mooers, NY. It is some sor t of large cat that looked to weigh about 90 pounds. It was about 40 yards away from me. Some people that have looked at the picture have said that it is a mountain lion or cougar based on its long tail. What are your thoughts?” I don’t doubt that all of these people wer e seeing something, and it obviously looked like a cougar , but wher e did they come from and where did they go? Although the US Fish and W ildlife Department couldn’t locate a cougar after sear ching for five full years, it sur e is nice to think that somebody still can. In some odd sort of way, it makes the local woods exciting... and we all need a little more excitement in our lives.

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Winners, losers in VIC transition

Partners reflect on new ownership of former APA centers

By Andy Flynn (Editor’s note: This is Part Five of a five-part series on the curr ent status of the Visitor Interpretive Centers, which wer e operated by the Adirondack Park Agency from 1989 to 2010.) RAY BROOK — When the state Adirondack Park Agency (APA) transferred ownership of its Visitor Interpretive Centers at Paul Smiths and Newcomb to two colleges on Jan. 1, not everyone escaped the transition unscathed. For the most part, however, many of the key players say ther e is a happy ending to this story. During this five-part series, off icials interviewed for these stories were asked one final question: “Who were the winners and losers of this transition?” Answers were recorded from Paul Smith’s APA Environmental Educator Milt Adams gives a bird-of-prey demonstration to visitors at the Paul Smiths College, which now owns and operates the VIC in 2008. Adams transferred to APA Headquarters in Ray Brook in January under a new title. Paul Smiths VIC; the State University of New Photo by Andy Flynn, from the APA 2008 Annual Report York College of Envir onmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), which now owns and to these towns annually (about 70,000 at Paul built the centers and operated them for more operates the Adirondack Interpretive Center Smiths and 30,000 at Newcomb), staying at than 20 years. (formerly known as the Newcomb VIC); the inns, eating at r estaurants and shopping. It “These places exist because of the people Adirondack Park Institute, the VIC friends was a good deal for the local economy , they who did the work her e,” Hai said. “What group since 1989; the Adirondack Center for said. those guys created at the interpretive centers Writing, a new tenant at the Paul Smiths VIC; is a legacy, and they should be proud of it.” “The citizens of the Adirondacks are winand the APA. ners,” Hai said, referring to the residents' use At the same time, as New York agencies First the basics. of the centers as an educational and r ecredealt with budget shortfalls by closing enviGovernment downsizing: Due to a multiational resource. ronmental education centers around the state billion-dollar New York state budget deficit, More broadly, the educational community in 2010, “envir onmental education lost,” he the APA dissolved its Interpr etive Pr ograms in the r egion is a winner , accor ding to Hai, said, noting the workfor ce reduction at APA Division and successfully transferred ownerorganizations that interpret the environmenand Department of Environmental Conservaship of its Visitor Interpretive Centers to two tal and cultural history of the Adirondack tion envir onmental education centers. “The colleges by Jan. 1, 2011. The move was expect- APA made a tough choice … W e’re really hopPark and partner with SUNY -ESF in Newed to save the APA about $500,000 a year. ing we can lessen that blow by keeping this comb, including the W ild Center, W ildlife Staff: During the 1 1-month pr ocess, four center open.” Conservation Society, Adirondack Mountain jobs wer e cut at each facility . Two VIC emAPI Executive Dir ector Dan Fitts agr ees Club and Adirondack Museum. And the citployees transferred to the APA headquarters with Hai about the loss to employees and the izens of New York are winners, he said. in Ray Brook (one of them “bumped” anothlegacy they cr eated. He calls the APA’s deci“Ultimately, New Yorkers paid for the er employee out of his position). Since then, sion “understandable,” yet he laments the structure,” Hai said. “That investment didn’t Paul Smith’s College has hir ed a full-time loss to taxpayers who once learned about the go away.” maintenance person for the VIC, and SUNY wonders of the 6-million-acr e Adirondack Fitts — who also sits on the SUNY -ESF ESF will hire one full-time staffer (a two-year Park from state workers. Board of Trustees — said both colleges come position) at the AIC. Mor e seasonal jobs ar e “I sure think the state of NewYork loses by out winners, as these public facilities ar e expected to be created at each facility. not being able to fund those are as,” Fitts said. unique assets for their educational pr ograms. Facilities and pr ograms: The trails r emain “It was real nice for the state to tell the story Paul Smith’s College off icials concur. Their open at both centers. The Newcomb building of the Adirondack Park.” students will benefit, as will the gr eater Triis still open to the public, and the Paul Smiths While Paul Smith’s College CommunicaLakes community, accor ding to college Dibuilding is expected to be open to the public tions Director Ken Aaron recognizes that the rector of Human Resources Susan Sweeney. sometime this year. The API will continue to transition cr eated har dship for the people “This once again gives us the opportunity offer envir onmental education pr ograms for who lost jobs, he sees the state of New York to say we are good neighbors,” Sweeney said. schools and the public at each building. as a winner because the mission of the VICs Perhaps the biggest winner is the Adironwill be continued under the college’s watch. dack Center for Writing, which will be mov“There are no losers,” Aaron said, adding ing fr om the Paul Smith’s College administhat if the building had gone dark, the story tration building to the VIC this spring. The “There's no way to sugarcoat it,” said Paul would have been dif ferent. “But we stepped move will give the not-for -profit gr oup the Hai, pr ogram coor dinator for SUNY -ESF’s opportunity to be more accessible and use the forward and that didn’t happen.” Adirondack Ecological Center and Northern theater space for programs, such as the April Forest Institute, “The wonderful people who 19 program with celebrated author Sapphire, were doing the work for theAdirondack Park according to ACW Executive Dir ector Agency at the VICs.” All people interviewed for this story Nathalie Thill. Hai said the out-of-work employees lost in agreed that the communities of Paul Smiths “We really lucked out as a community . This the short-term and he hopes they will soon (town of Brighton) and Newcomb both come is a gor geous building with so much potenmove on to other jobs. He had worked closeout as clear winners because the facilities will tial,” Thill said. “This will be transformative ly with these employees since 2003 and be open to the public. That means r oughly for our organization.” speaks highly of the APA and the staf f who 100,000 visitors will still be making their way



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APA answers questions

(The following answers were supplied in writing by Adirondack Park Agency Director of Communications Keith McKeever.) What is the APA’s legacy of the VICs, building a foundation for the future of the VICs under new ownership? APA legacy is mor e than two decades of the VICs showcasing the beauty and history of New York State’s Adirondack Park to appr oximately one-and-a-half million visitors. Concurr ently, the VICs provided environmental programs and services, which reached a multi-generational audience that included over 75,000 school children. The extensive trail systems combined with innovative interpretive services fostered a greater public appreciation for the value of the Adirondack Park to all New Yorkers and citizens of the world. What is the APA most proud of in regard to its Interpretive Programs Division and operation of the VICs from 1989 to 2010? We are most proud of the VIC staff for their years of engagement in educating generations of Park stewards and for their outstanding commitment to increasing environmental awareness. Their dedication and commitment enhanced the public’s awareness of Park resources and theAgency’s role in their protection. Staff played an important part in interpreting the Park Agency’s responsibilities for the public and private lands of the Park. Now that the APA doesn’t have operate to the VICs, how has that benefitted the APA so far? Have you seen a direct financial impact in January? How much money will it save per year? The Agency successfully transitioned the VICs and met all mandated budget saving mandates. This helped contribute to the overall state goal of reducing state spending. TheAgency did not have to cut back additional staff or resources in its regulatory and legal responsibilities and continues to effectively manage a demanding and complex workload. In regard to the VIC transition from the APA to the new owners, who are the winners here? The Agency’s handling of this downsizing is being discussed as a model for other state agencies. Therefore, we see the outcome as a win-win. W orking in partnership with SUNY -ESF and Paul Smith’s College, we were able to navigate through complex legal requirements and reach an outcome that r esulted in continued public access to outstanding trail systems, nature viewing opportunities and environmental programming. Who are the losers? No comment A couple of people have said that the APA and New York state government are “losers” in this VIC transition because the APA dissolved its Interpretive Programs Division and no longer offers environmental education programming directly to the public. What is your take on those comments? All agency staff provide environmental education as part of their daily work r esponsibilities. Staff has always worked hard to explain how the Agency’s work plays an important part in protecting the envir onment, public heath and enhances community sustainability. We will continue to incorporate education and interpretive services into the our job responsibilities.

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Airborne adds Thunder Road event to season’s schedule

SOUTH PLA TTSBURGH — Airborne Speedway’s 8cylinder, full-fender ed Renegades have r etained Versatile Trailer Sales as their divisional sponsor for the 201 1 season and will make their first-ever appearance at Thunder Road in Barre, Vt. The Renegades’ first trip to Thunder Road, set for Thursday, Aug. 11, is one of several highlights on their schedule. Another important date is Satur day, May 28, when the Renegades will square of f at Airborne Speedway in a $500-to-win 50-lap event. Other notable races include a six-car , sixlap $250-to-win Dash for Cash, Saturday, Aug. 6 and a feature event as a part of the race card the night the ISMA

Supermodifieds r eturn to Airborne Saturday, July 23. The Renegades deliver ed competitive racing and high car counts throughout 2010. The track championship was not decided until the final laps of the season finale. Kevin Boutin, of Swanton, Vt., won the title, narr owly besting defending champion Lonnie Rivers, of Cadyville. Boutin, the 2010 Airborne Speedway Driver of the Year, applauded the addition of the Thunder Road event. “I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” he said. “I’ve driven a T iger Sportsman there before. It’s a great place to race. I know a lot of the guys will do their best to represent Airborne well there.”

Lance Rabtoy, of Fairfax, Vt., a 2010 Renegade title contender, agreed. “I’m ecstatic,” Rabtoy said. “Anywher e we can go to have a new challenge and promote our division and our home track is good. When you can bust out and race elsewher e, especially a top track like Thunder Road, it’s good for everybody.” Boutin will begin his title defense in the Champlain Transmission/Direct Auto Body No. 25 at Airborne’s 58th season opener Saturday, May 7. The Champlain Valley Motorsports Show at Plattsburgh’s Cr ete Civic Center is scheduled for Friday, April 14, and Satur day, April 15.

DEC now accepting applications for environmental excellence awards ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for the 2011 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The program recognizes businesses, governments, not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals in New York State that ar e achieving envir onmental excellence thr ough innovative and environmentally sustainable practices or partnerships. DEC is especially interested in acknowledging projects that achieve significant environmental benefits thr ough: innovative and cutting-edge pollution prevention technologies; manufacturing pr ocess impr ovements; initiatives to r educe greenhouse gas emissions; pr ojects using gr een infrastr ucture practices; pr ograms that make schools and businesses mor e “gr een;” ener gy conservation and gr een ener gy pr oduction efforts; waste reduction and recycling efforts; innovative appr oaches to stormwater man-

agement and watershed planning; envir onmental pr otection and r estoration ef forts; and land conservation. Previous award winners have helped improve New York’s environment through initiatives that have eliminated 2.10 million pounds of hazar dous waste, saved 26 million kilowatt hours of electricity; r educed water use by 15 million gallons, r ecycled 382.5 million pounds of solid waste, and pr eserved 149,000 acres of open space. Applications for the awards must be post marked no later than Friday, May 20. Information about the award program, the application materials and information on past award winners is available on the DEC website,, or by writing to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Pollution Pr evention Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany N.Y. 122331750; by phone to DEC's Pollution Pr evention Unit at 402-9469, or by e-mail to

Adlers to speak to ADK Mountain Club April 1 84608

PLATTSBURGH — Bunny and Bob Adler, seasoned travelers and member of the Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, will be the featur ed speakers for the group’s next meeting, Friday, April 1. The meeting — which will be held in the second floor meeting r oom of the Old Courthouse Building, 133 Mar garet St. — will featur e a Power Point pr esentation of Antarctica, South Georgia Island, and the Falklands. The Adlers will share their experiences and photos of penguins, blue whales and many other exotic animals. The program begins at 7 p.m. followed by a club business meeting. Both the program and the meeting are free and open to the public.

March 12, 2011

Elections From page 1 Kathleen Kiroy, an incumbent trustee, will run for r eelection uncontested while newcomer Thomas T ripp, is r unning for the trustee p osition h eld c urrently b y D onald Kramer, who is not seeking r eelection. The three seats each consist of four-year terms. In the village of Champlain, Mayor Gr egory Martin, who r eplaced former Mayor Jef f

Moore in October after Moore’s resignation, will run unopposed for his first official term as mayor. Trustee candidate Thomas Gurzenda will run unopposed for the seat he took over fr om Martin last fall. Incumbent trustee Kim T rombley will also r un unopposed. Each seat carries a two-year term. Rouses Point village trustees Brian Jefferson and Dennis Roberts ar e r unning unopposed for el ection. Those seats carry twoyear terms.

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Election polling places will be open fr om 12 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. In Dannemora, the election will be held at the V illage Office, 2 1 E mmons S t.; i n C hamplain, v oting will be done at the village of fice, 1104 Main St. In the village of Rouses Point, ballots will be cast at Rouses Point Civic Center ’s Halstead Hall, located at 39 Lake St. The village of Keeseville has no positions up for election this year.

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Friday, March 11 BOOKMOBILE STOPS — Bright Beg innings, 62 Nor thern A ve., P lattsburgh, 1-1:30 p.m.; Pine Ha rbour, 1 5 N ew H ampshire R oad, 1:35-2 p .m.; Lak e F orest, P lattsburgh, 2:05-3 p.m.; South Acres Mobile Home Park, 16 Sonya Way, Plattsburgh, 3:30-4 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Chess club meets , Plattsburgh P ublic Librar y, 19 Oak St., 2 p .m. 536-7437. KEESEVILLE— Fish F ry F riday, Elks L odge 2072, 1 Elks Lane , 5-7:30 p .m. Take-outs available. Fish or shrimp. $6.95. 834-2072. PLATTSBURGH — Ladies N ight Out t o benefit Treasure Chests team for the Susan G. Komen R arce f or the C ure, Amer ican L egion Post 20, Quarry Road, 6 p.m. $5 donation. 5785233. PLATTSBURGH — Ed Schenk per forms, Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. PLATTSBURGH — Open family swim night, Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 562-6860. $2.

Saturday, March 12 SARANAC — Un-Easyriders R abbit D erby, 65 No. 37 Road. 293-7804, CHAZY — EquiDay, William H. M iner Agricultural Resear ch I nstitute, 1034 M iner Farm Road, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 846-7121, ext. 120 or WESTPORT — Car wash, Westport Fire Department, North Main Street, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Fiddles, Vittles and Ales, West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, 5:30 p.m. B enefits A dvocacy a nd R esource Center of Clinton County. 834-5439 or 563-0930. PLATTSBURGH — Ed Schenk per forms, Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. PLATTSBURGH — Family Fun Night, YMCA, 17 Oak St., 6-8:30 p .m. For families with children ages 10-15. 561-8480. CHAMPLAIN — Northern Lights Squar e Dance Club , NC CS M iddle School Caf eteria, 103 Route 276, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 13 SARANAC — Un-Easyriders R abbit D erby, 65 No. 37 Road. 293-7804,

PLATTSBURGH — All-you-can-eat br eakfast, E lks L odge 62 1, 5 6 C umberland A ve., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Adults, $8; children, $5. PLATTSBURGH — Ed Schenk per forms, Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 561-8142. CHAZY — Open sk ate, Scotts ’ M emorial Rink, 52 MacAdam Road, 5-6:20 p.m. 846-7825.

Monday, March 14

PLATTSBURGH — Scrabble game, Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Cather ine St., 9 a.m.-12 p .m. 5636186, ext. 102.

Tuesday, March 15

BOOKMOBILE STOPS — Saranac T own Hall, 3662 Rout e 3, Saranac , 1-1:45 p .m.; Cadyville Fire House, 2122 Rout e 3, Cady ville, 2-2:30 p .m.; Roder ick Rock Senior Housing , 2025 Rout e 22B , M orrisonville, 3-3:30 p .m.; Morrisonville Post Office, 1934 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3:40-4:15 p.m. SARANAC — Saranac Hollow Jammers country music and dancing, Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, 6-9:30 p.m. 293-7056. PLATTSBURGH — Open house , Set on Catholic Central School, 206 New York Road, 57 p.m. 561-4031. PLATTSBURGH — Open house , Set on Academy, 23 St. Charles St., 6-7 p.m. 825-7386. WILMINGTON — 26th annual Wilmington Community Dinner, Hungry Trout Restaurant, 6 p.m. 946-2255.

Wednesday, March 16

SARANAC LAKE — Free homemade soup and rolls. United Methodist Church, 63 Church St., 5-6:30 p.m. ROUSES POINT — “An Ev ening with Dr . John B . South wick,” Amer ican L egion M ontgomery P ost 912, 29 P ratt St., 6:30 p .m. 2972064.

Thursday, March 17

BOOKMOBILE STOPS — Port Kent Post Office, 31 First St., 1:30-2 p.m.; Keeseville Country Gardens, H ill Str eet, 2:15-2:45 p .m.; C urtains, Curtains, C urtains par king lot, 24 Rec tory St., Clintonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Ada Court, Cliff Haven, 4:15-4:45 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — 53rd annual St. Patrick’s

Day B reakfast, S UNY Angell C enter B allroom, 7:30-9 a.m. WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. Free. 962-8219. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lak e P lacid Public Librar y, 2471 M ain St., 10:15 a.m. F ree. 523-3200. SARANAC LAKE — Preschoolers st ory hour, Saranac Lak e Free Librar y, 109 M ain St., 10:30 a.m. 891-4190. PLATTSBURGH — Journey I nto Reading , Champlain C entre M all, 6 0 S mithfield B lvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up t o age 16 with fr ee book pr ovided. Hosted at cent er court. WESTPORT — Roast pork dinner, Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main St., 4:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Nonchalant Gnome Gaming Societ y meetin g, Unit ed Way of the Adirondacks building , 45 Tom M iller Road , 7 p.m. Gr oup pla ys boar d games . 314-6428, e mail or

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PLATTSBURGH — Chess club meets , Plattsburgh P ublic Librar y, 19 Oak St., 2 p .m. 536-7437. KEESEVILLE— Fish F ry F riday, E lks L odge 2072, 1 Elks Lane , 5-7:30 p .m. Take-outs available. Fish or shrimp. $6.95. 834-2072. KEENE VALLEY — Spaghetti dinner, Keene Central School, 33 Market St., 6-7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Ed Schenk per forms, Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. KEENE VALLEY — Community squar e dance, Keene Central School, 33 Market St., 79 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Open family swim night, Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 562-6860. $2. PERU — Too Tall String Band performs, Peru Community Church, 13 Elm St., 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 19

WESTPORT — Car wash, Westport Fire Department, North Main Street, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. KEENE — 31st annual D oc L opez Run f or Hope, 9 a.m. More details to follow. CHAZY — ‘Little Pea’ story time, Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9, 10-11 a.m. Open

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to ages 3 to 8. 846-7676. PLATTSBURGH — Mystery Library Theater 1999 presents an Academy Award-winning film, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2:30 p.m. 563-0921 for title. PERU — St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus C ouncil 7273 all- you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St., 4:30-6:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Ed Schenk per forms, Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. MORRISONVILLE — North C ountry Squares Da nce Club meets , Clint on C ounty Fairgrounds, 84 F airgrounds Road , M orrisonville. 7 p.m. Caller Corry Lowden and cuer Mo Wall. 561-7167 or 492-2057. JAY — Winter Coffee House Series with Tom and Neil, Amos and Julia Ward Theatre, Route 9N, 7 p.m. WILLSBORO — Champlain Valley Film Society viewing of “Waiting for ‘Superman’,” Willsboro Central School, 29 School Lane, 7:30 p.m. ROUSES POINT — Nite Train performance, American Legion Post 912, Pratt Street, 9 p.m.1 a.m.

Sunday, March 20

PLATTSBURGH — All-you-can-eat br eakfast, E lks L odge 6 21, 5 6 C umberland A ve., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Adults, $8; children, $5. PLATTSBURGH — Ed Schenk per forms, Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 561-8142. DANNEMORA — After Thoughts performs, St. Joseph’s Church, 179 Smith St., 2 p .m. Admission non-perishable food items or cash donations.

Monday, March 21

PLATTSBURGH — Scrabble game, Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Cather ine St., 9 a.m.-12 p .m. 5636186, ext. 102.

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MOOERS FORKS — Mooers Good Fellowship Club St. P atrick’s Da y dinner , St. Ann ’s Church Hall, 3062 U .S. Route 11, 12 p .m. 4205513. SARANAC LAKE — Free homemade soup and rolls. United Methodist Church, 63 Church St., 5-6:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Showing of “The C onstant Gardener,” Yokum Lecture Hall Room 200, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7 p.m. 564-5410. PLATTSBURGH — Showing of “Road t o Guantanamo,” Yokum Lecture Hall Room 205, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7 p.m. 564-4391.

Thursday, March 24

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Philip A. McLeod Jr., 87

Feb. 26, at Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry, which was in char ge of arrangements.

James P. Farrell, 44

MOOERS FORKS — James Patrick Farrell, 44, passed away Feb. 21, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at Ross Funeral Home, Mooers, which was in charge of arrangements.

Horace E. Trombley, 78 ELLENBURG CENTER — Horace E. Trombley, 78, passed away Feb. 22, 201 1. Funeral services will be held in the spring. Chateaugay Funeral Home, Chateaugay , is in charge of arrangements.

Tylor S. McGuinness, 19 CROWN POINT — T ylor S. McGuinness, 19, passed away Fe b. 23, 2011. Funeral services were held

Viola M. Whitbeck, 90 PLATTSBURGH — V iola M. Whitbeck, 90, formerly of Glenville, passed away Feb. 23, 201 1. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at a later date in Schenectady Memorial Park. M.B. Clark Funeral Home, Champlain, is in char ge of arrangements.

Anna G. Van Heuverzwyn, 94 PLATTSBURGH — Anna G. V an Heuverzwyn, 94, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 28 at St. Peter ’s Church, Plattsburgh. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsbur gh, was in charge of arrangements.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philip Armon McLeod Jr ., 87, formerly of Plattsburgh, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Br own Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, is in charge of arrangements.

John Denis Tessier, 85 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — John Denis T essier, 85, formerly of Per u, passed away Feb. 24, 201 1 at the Quail Creek Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at St. Augustine’s Church, Peru. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, is in charge of arrangements.

Clara A. Neiman, 72 PLATTSBURGH — Clara A. “Pee Wee” Neiman, 72, passed away Feb.

March 12, 2011 Mary C. Garrow, 77

24, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 28 at Our Lady of V ictory Church, Plattsburgh. Interment will be in St. Peter ’s Cemetery at a later date. Br own Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in char ge of arrangements.

Everett J. Kelley, 78 AU SABLE FORKS — Ever ett J. Kelley, 78, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. F uneral s ervices w ill b e h eld Friday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at the Holy Name Cemetery , Au Sable Forks. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, is in charge of arrangements.

Brandy L. Ouellette, 32 PLATTSBURGH — Brandy L. Ouellette, 32, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services wer e held Feb. 28 at the First Assembly of God Church, Plattsbur gh. Hamilton Funeral Home, Per u, was in char ge of arrangements.

DANNEMORA — Mary C. Garrow, 77, passed away Feb. 24, 201 1. Funeral services were held Feb. 27 at Walker Funeral Home, Plattsbur gh, which was in char ge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Cadyville Pr otestant Cemetery in the spring.

Riley J. Knight, 11 TICONDEROGA — Riley James Louis Knight, 11, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at W ilcox & Regan Funeral Home, T iconderoga, w hich w as i n charge of arrangements. Interment will take place in the spring at the family plot of the Valley View Cemetery, Ticonderoga.

Clifford A. Miller, 76 PLATTSBURGH — Clif ford A. Miller, 76, passed away Feb. 25, 2011.

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Olga B. Buck, 93 DANNEMORA — Olga B. Buck, 93, passed away Feb. 25, 2011. There were no public funeral services. Burial will be in the spring in Independence Cemetery, Saranac. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsbur gh, is in charge of arrangements.

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March 12, 2011 Ralph I. Knapp, 81

Shirley A. Lancto, 73

AU SABLE FORKS — Ralph I. Knapp, 81, passed away Feb. 27, 2011. Funeral services wer e held March 4 at Zaumetzer -Sprague Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at a later date in the Reber Cemetery.

PLATTSBURGH — Shirley A. Lancto, 73, formerly of Lyon Mountain, passed away Feb. 28, 2011. Funeral services were held March 5 at St. Bernar d’s Chur ch, L yon Mountain. Spring burial will take place at St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Lyon Mountain. Chateaugay Funeral Home, Chateaugay, is in charge of arrangements.

Loraine I. Burleigh, 81 WATERTOWN — Loraine I. Burleigh, 81, passed away Feb. 27, 2011. Funeral services wer e held March 3 at Br own Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Chazy.

Lancing J. Defayette Sr., 59

Leo P. Trudeau, 100

Thomas R. Sprague, 65

PLATTSBURGH — Leo P . Trudeau, 100, passed away Feb. 28, 2011. Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Friday, April 29, at the Immaculate Conception Chur ch, Keeseville. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Keeseville. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, is in charge of arrangements.

PLATTSBURGH — Lancing J. Defayette Sr., 59, passed away Feb. 28, 2011. Funeral services were held March 4 at Br own Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge of arrangements.

AMSTERDAM — Thomas R. Sprague, 65, passed away Mar ch 1, 2011. Funeral services will take place in the spring in the Haselton Cemetery. Zaumetzer -Sprague Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, is in charge of arrangements.

Dominic Lepone, 63 CORTLANDT MANOR — Do-

minic “Nick” Lepone, 63, passed away March 1, 2011. Memorial services will be held Saturd ay, March 12, at V eterans of Foreign W ars on Route 11, 600 St. John Road, Champlain, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Mildred E. McGibbon, 86

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at Our Lady of Victory Church, Plattsburgh. Interment will be in St. Peter ’s cemetery at a later date. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsbur gh, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Mitchell Jr., 78

SUN CITY, Ariz. — Mildred Ellen McGibbon, 86, passed away March 1, 2011. Funeral services wer e held March 7 at All Saints of the Desert Episcopal C hurch, S un C ity, Ariz. Burial will take place in T arrytown at a later date.

PLATTSBURGH — Harry Mitchell Jr., 78, passed away March 2, 2011. Funeral services wer e held March 4 at Heald Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at a later date in St. Alexander ’s Cemetery, Morrisonville.

Lonnie M. Field, 67

Timothy Lincourt, 74

WATERBURY, Vt. — Lonnie Michael Field, 67, passed away March 1, 201 1. Funeral services were held Mar ch 5 at St. Andrew Catholic Chur ch, W aterbury. Perkins-Parker Funeral Home, W aterbury, was in char ge of arrangements.

ROUSES POINT — Timothy Lincourt, 74, passed away Mar ch 2, 2011. Funeral services wer e held March 5 at M.B. Clark Funeral Home, Rouses Point, which was in charge of arrangements.

Larry J. Ebersole, 63 PLATTSBURGH — Larry J. Ebersole, 63, passed away March 2, 2011. Funeral services were held March 4

Frances Cohen, 93 REXFORD — Frances Cohen, 93, passed away Mar ch 2, 2011. Funeral services wer e held Mar ch 4 at Congregation Beth Shalom, Clifton Park. Levine Memorial Chapel, Al-

bany, was in char ge of arrangements.

Raymond R. Freeman III, 74 CHAMPLAIN — Raymond R. Freeman, III, 74, passed away March 3, 201 1. Funeral services were held March 6 at Three Steeples United Methodist Chur ch, Champlain. M.B. Clark Funeral Home, Champlain, was in char ge of arrangements.

Augustus C. Flora Jr., 76 WILLSBORO - Augustus Claude “Gussie” Flora Jr., 76, passed away March 3, 2011. Services will be held in the spring at a date to be announced. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery, Willsboro. Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru , is in charg e of arrangements.

G. Joy Belair, 66 CANDOR — G. Joy Belair , 66, passed away Mar ch 4, 2011. Funeral services wer e held Mar ch 8 at Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, Candor, which was in charg e of arrangements.

Harold J. Castine, 74 CHAMPLAIN — Har old J. “John” Castine, 74, passed away March 4, 201 1. Funeral services were held Mar ch 10 at St. Mary’s Church, Champlain. Interment will be at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Chazy. M.B. Clark Funeral Home, Champlain, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorla A. Bombard, 73 AUSABLE FORKS — Dorla A. Bombard, 73, passed away March 5, 2011. Funeral services wer e held March 8. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Zaumetzer -Sprague Funeral Home was in char ge of arrangements.

Diana M. Carlisi, 62 WEST CHAZY — Diana M. Carlisi, 62, passed away Mar ch 5, 2011. Funeral services wer e held March 10 at St. Peter ’s Chur ch, Plattsburgh. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in char ge of arrangements.


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Service 7 p.m. Wednesday Night 7 297-6529. Telephone 518/846p.m. (518) 236-5330 7349. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. MOOERSF ORKS St. Ann’s Catholic Church SCIOTA Route 11, Mooers Forks. Mass: St. Louis of France Catholic Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 Church - Route 22, Sciota. Mass 4 a.m. Reconciliation announced p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday special Saturday mornings 10 a.m. Sciota United Methodist & by request. Church - Sunday service 9 a.m. Route 191 PLATTSBURGH Seventh Day Adventist - 4003 WESTC HAZY Rt. 22, Plattsburgh, 561-3491 The West Chazy Wesleyan Pastor Livergood Worship Church - Pastor: Jonathan Hunter Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Pot Luck 17 East Church St., Fiske Road, Dinner after service West Chazy, NY. Ph. 493-4585. Sunday; Sunday School 9:30 a.m., ROUSESPO INT Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Evening Worship 5 p.m. Tuesday; Lake Street, Rouses Point. Clubhouse Ministries 6:30 p.m. Anticipated Mass: Saturday 4 (Sept. thru May) Wednesday; p.m.; Sunday Mass: 10 a.m.; Prayer Meeting 6 p.m. Weekday Masses: Monday, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8 West Church Street, West Chazy. a.m. Communion Service: Saturday Vigil Mass, 4 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. Sunday Mass 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. First Presbyterian Church - 52 Weekday Masses: Monday through Washington Ave., Rouses Point, Friday at 9 a.m. New York 12979. Telephone 518/ 1-1-11 • 77168

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for 72 mos.

USED TRUCKS 2008 Chevy 1500 Ext. 4x4 LT - CQ138A, Fully Loaded, Remote Vehicle Starter, Trailer Package, Plum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,380 . . . . . . . . or $420/mo. 2008 Chevy 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 LT - CQ117A,Fully Loaded, White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................$27,980 or $463/mo. 2008 Chevy 1500 Regular Cab 4x4 LT - CQ92A, Fully Loaded, V8, Silver ............................................... . . . . ........ . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,480 .. or $355/mo. 2007 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT - CQ153A,Loaded, Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,880 . . . . . . . . or . . .$379/mo. ................. 2007 Chevy 2500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT - CQ127A,Loaded, “Classic” Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............................................$22,980 . or $380/mo. 2007 Chevy Avalanche LT - CQ31A,Loaded, Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,880 . . . . . . . . or . . .$415/mo. ............... 2005 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT - CQ174A,Loaded, Fiberglass Cap, Gray . . . . . .............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,980 . . . . . . . . or . . $270/mo. ......... 2004 Chevy 1500 Reg. Cab Short Box 4x4 - CQ176A,Loaded, 5.3L V8, Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................$12,980 . . . . . . . or $249/mo. 2005 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT - CQ142B,Z71, Tonneau Cover, Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,980 . . . . . . . . or . . .$322/mo. .......... USED SUVS 2010 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4 - CP217,Loaded, Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................................................... . . . . . . . .$17,980 . . . . . . . .or. . $297/mo. .................. 2008 Mercury Mariner 4x4 - CQ38A,V6, Loaded, Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...$18,980 .... . . . . . . or . . .$315/mo. ................... 2006 Chevy Equinox LT AWD - CQ133A,Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................................................... . . . . . . . . . $13,980 . . . . . . . . .or. .$238/mo. .............. 2006 Chevy Trailblazer LT - CP204,Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar, 6 Disc CD Changer, Moonroof, Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,980 . . . . . . . . or $298/mo. 2004 Nissan Xterra SE - CQ144A,Loaded, V6, Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...........$13,880 .......... . . .or. . $270/mo. ................ USED CARS 2010 Chevy Malibu LT - CP215,Fully Loaded, Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................... . . . . . . ............$17,280 ........... . . or . . .$287/mo. ............... 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo LT - CQ95A,V6, Moonroof, Loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,980 . . . . . . . . .or. .$214/mo. ................... 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LT - CQ33A,Loaded, Low Miles, White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,980 . . . . . . . .or. . $214/mo. ............. 2005 Toyota Prius Hybrid - CQ159A, Auto, 40+ MPG, Light Green .......................................... .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,980 . . . . . . . . .or. .$214/mo. ................. 2003 Chevy Impala LS ............................................................... ............................................................... ...............................................$6,980 or $145/mo.

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