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By John Grybos jgrybos@denpubs.com DANNEMORA — As soon as Pete Light heard the village offices were going to move to the old school, he was knocking on the door. He wanted to put his years of historical research and collecting out where they could be seen and appreciated. He has three kids, and CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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Pete Light and Eric Jarvis restored this soda-acid fire extinguisher for the Dannemora Village Museum, which has been open for about four months. Light suplied much of the material on display from his extensive personal collection. Photographs, articles and exhibits bring the village's history to life.

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Dave Malark and Steve Chilton load metal from the Glaude barn that burned down March 5. Chilton brought his tractor to help with the cleanup, and said the community comes together in times of crisis. The old silo on the right was still smoldering and had to be torn down.

ELLENBURG — After flare-ups finished claiming some remaining barn structure, and smoldering supports led to the oldest silo on the property being torn down, clean-up at the Glaude farm is a long a careful process. On top of the list of priorities was burying the around 100 cows that died in fast-burning barn fire March 5. Aided by a pair of neighbor-lent tractors, family and friends picked through the still-burning hay just a few dozen yards from the farmhouse to pull out the blackened metal. To take care of that top priority, they had to pull all that debris from the fallen barn to make room for an excavator brought over by fireman Robbie Hogan. They tugged and dragged the metal with a tractor borrowed from Stacy “Boots” Manor, a corrections officer at Dannemora and a local farmer. From just down the road, Steve Chilton, retired from Northern Adirondack Central, had Dave Malark drive his tractor while he loaded it up. “The community has been so wonderful,” said Kim Kauf

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Students participate in Model United Nations By Stephen Bartlett

stephen@denpubs.com CHAMPLAIN — Discussions among delegates touched on assisting the Libyan people, turmoil in Syria and nuclear proliferation in Iran. They sat around the table in business suits and dresses, determined to forward their country's stance. The meeting occurred at Northeastern Clinton Central School as part of the 35thannual North Country Model United Nations. “There is no other program like this in the area,” said Katherine Dermody, who is the adviser for the Model U.N. The three-day event attracted more than a dozen schools from across northern New York and Vermont, as well as home-schooled students. “Every year we try to increase it, but with school budgets it is hard,” Dermody said. Model U.N. emulates the work of the actual United Nations. Students are assigned a country and study major stances and issues. At the event, students, known as delegates, try to pass comprehensive resolutions for global situations.

Students on one of seven committees of the United Nations participate in the North Country Model U.N. at Northeastern Clinton Central School. Photo by Stephen Bartlett

They also write papers on their topic. Students act as delegates for their countries during the event, serving on seven committees, including the Human Rights Council, security, International Court and Justice, and economic and social councils. The North County Model U.N. helps prepare students for the Harvard National

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delegate from China made a motion to discuss Kony 2012. Kony 2012 is a film created by Invisible Children, Inc to promote the nonprofit's “Stop Kony” movement and aid in the arrest of Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony. The film has over 70 million views on Youtube and has been endorsed by a number of celebrities. The campaign has been criticized for simplifying events in the region and failing to mention attacks against civilians by the Ugandan government and Sudan People's Liberation Army. The video fails to mention that Kony's followers now likely only number in the hundreds. At the North Country Model UN, student delegates debated Kony 2012. China deemed it a good cause that needed more money, while Egypt referred to the video as a scam by a Christian group. Sudan echoed Egypt, saying the Christian group misconstrues Kony. Russia, on the other hand, said there are more pressing matters involving children, such as the sex trade within its own borders. “This is a very interesting and eye-opening experience,” said Dan Frederick, a senior at Beekmantown Central School. “It gives students the experience to learn about other nations and cultures.” He gained a vast knowledge of international laws and cultures. “I have been put on the spot and learned to defend my opinions.”

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Champlain candidates discuss village issues By John Grybos

jgrybos@denpubs.com CHAMPLAIN — With other area villages weighing the benefits of dissolving back to their townships, ending the village government is a hot topic among trustee candidates for this month’s election. Voting will be Tuesday, March 20 at the Village Office, noon to 9 p.m.

For trustee Kevin Triller retired as a State Trooper in 2009. He first moved to Champlain in 1989, when he was transferred here from Malone. Triller's biggest priority if elected is to make sure a village dissolution assessment is run. He isn't sure that dissolving the village is best, but having an exhaustive assessment done is critical to the its future, he said. He knows that people are worried about keeping the village's identity distinct. “It’s not going to take us off the map,” he said. “There’s still going to be a yellow truck plowing the streets. It will just say town on it instead of village.” Triller holds two associates degrees in political science, and sociology and forensics. He's served two years as the Troop B delegate for the NYS Police Benevolent Association's board of directors. He's currently on the board of directors for Champlain EMS, which provides ambulance service in Mooers and Champlain. He now runs a farm raising sheep in a property along the village and town border. He spends spare time helping with maintenance at St. Mary's Church, school and grounds. Triller said the village is in a tough money spot with downtown dying out and little expectation for economic growth. The village needs to be responsible with its resources and take advantage of shared services whenever possible. “I’m vocal and I’ll continue to be that way,” he said. “If you’re not vocal, you’re not heard, and the people you represent aren’t heard, either.” Bruce LeClair is a lifelong Champlain man. He worked many years in agriculture, and said the small-town feel of his home and the honest na-

ture of farmers has made for a pleasant life so far. “I like that idea that everything is close-knit,” he said. “Everybody knows everybody, it’s a small village.” Because of his affinity for that community feeling, LeClair thinks the village should keep its own, distinct government. “I’d like to see the village stay together if at all possible, not that I have anything against the town government,” he said. He'd also like to promote beautification efforts in the village. Rouses Point does a fantastic job of making their streets look vibrant in the summer and decorating in the holiday season. Efforts like that could make Champlain a more attractive place to visit. LeClair's role in agriculture was as an artificial inseminator for cattle farmers. He said he was the go-to guy for many years, so he's had contact with many locals. That networking and the friendliness of small-town meetings on the street or at the store are great for local government. “I know that if I saw a local trustee or the mayor, I could stop them and chat about what’s going on around town,” he said. His time with the farmers of the North Country has been especially rewarding because they're unfailingly honest people with a deep sense of community. LeClair follows that code, too, he said. “I’m honest and a straight shooter.” Amy Gehrig's been a village trustee for about eight-and-a-half years, and has worked to make sure community-driven events help preserve a sense of place for her village. She came to Champlain as a Macy's store manager when she was transferred to work at the former South Mall in Plattsburgh. After the mall closed, she became a stay-at-home mom and fulltime volunteer, eventually adopting six children. She's now a third grade teacher at St. Mary's, and making sure kids have activities is important for attracting and keeping young families. “I love community and I love bringing people together.” she said. Efforts include a Christmas decoration contest, a village festival with Champlain Telephone and opening a park in the village. With downtown basically gone now, work will need to continue to make Champlain a vibrant village, she said.

Though there’s been a lot of talk of dissolving the village and making it part of the town, Gehrig wants to make sure the village can keep its unique services, like sidewalk cleaning. With many seniors in the community and pedestrian traffic often busy, keeping the sidewalks clean is an important local service that she’d like to make sure doesn’t disappear. She worked in retail management from the time she left college at SUNY Fredonia, where she earned a bachelor ’s in business administration. She’s now pursuing a master ’s in Spanish education. “I’m very active in my community,” she said. “I care about the people and when I say I’m going to get something done, I do.” Thomas Trombley was approached to fill a vacancy on the village board five years ago, and he was confident he could help lead local government in his home of 23 years. “I felt I could do a fair and sound job on the board,” he said. In 29 years at the Wyeth-Ayerst facility, Trombley worked up the ladder from packaging to manufacturing to a technology scientist, gaining experience as a team and project leader that has greatly informed his work on the board. He'll continue the work of the board by keeping taxes low while maintaining village services. Some of those services might not survive a village dissolution. With many older residents who can't get out to clean the sidewalks, that service is a personal and necessary help to residents. “I'd hate to see the village dissolved,” he said. “I think we provide the village residents and taxpayers with good service for their tax dollars.” But, he added, as a trustee he must promote the best interests of the taxpayers. If there is good reason to dissolve the village, he wouldn't oppose it simply on principle. He's been involved with St. Mary's bazaar for the past 20 years, and organized a very successful food drive last October for the Knights of Columbus. “I represent the people in this village with integrity,” said Trombley. “The decisions I make on this board are always based on not wasting taxpayer dollars while continuing to ensure that our infrastructure and services are maintained.”

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ew York’s 2 percent property tax cap and a promise to provide relief from unfunded state mandates are welcome developments for beleaguered taxpayers. After years of neglect, New York State should be applauded for finally addressing the problem of rising property taxes. This year local municipalities and school districts are being forced to make difficult choices to meet the tax cap, while the State Mandate Relief Committee holds hearings to determine what mandates should be eliminated. Unfortunately, in their haste to curry voter favor, legislators got things backward. Mandate relief should have come before the imposition of a tax cap. By instituting the 2 percent tax cap our towns, villages and schools have been forced to make drastic cuts that may not have been necessary had mandate relief come first. An example is the gymnastics program at Ticonderoga High School. The sport, which served about a dozen students, has been eliminated by the district as its seeks to reduce taxes. There has been no mandate relief at this point, but among the possible changes from the state is the elimination of each school’s “internal risk” audit. Schools are required to be audited several times a year. An “internal risk” audit is to designed to seek out fraud. School officials are confident any potential fraud can be uncovered by one of the other audits; they believe the “internal risk” audit is redundant, a waste of time and a frivolous use of taxpayer money. The “internal risk” audit in the Ticonderoga Central School District

costs $20,000 a year. That’s more than enough money to fund the gymnastics program — or a number of other programs. If the “internal risk” audit mandate is removed, that money can go back to reinstate the gymnastics program, right? No. The 2 percent tax cap does not allow for any serious budget growth. Once a program or service is cut, realistically, it’s gone forever. A municipality or school simply can’t add $20,000 to its budget and hope to stay within the constraints of the law. It’s a 2 percent tax cap while the United States inflation rate and cost of living index are both exceeding that level. If mandate relief had come before the tax cap the “internal audit” could well be history and, perhaps, Ticonderoga gymnasts could still be competing. Facing the 2 percent tax cap schools are making serious cuts — cuts that may damage academic, music, arts and sports programs. In Beekmantown there is a $3.2 million budget gap. In Ticonderoga there is a $1.7 million deficit. Schroon Lake faces a $600,000 spending gap. Major cuts are necessary to reach the state’s 2 percent tax cap, cuts that will impact students and employees for the rest of their lives. Wouldn’t it be a shame to find out, after mandate relief, that some of those cuts were unnecessary?

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to not to let it be a hindrance as t’s not very hard to find isshe goes about living her life and sues to complain about when not looking for any special treatwriting a weekly column or ment. for that matter sharing a comment I learned a cousin of mine was or two at the water cooler. The recently diagnosed with Amystate of our political system, finanotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), cial markets, economy, weather, the devastating condition known society inequities, education, entias Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a tlements, employment, health inneurodegenerative disease that surance, regional and state issues, leads to the condition termed a Dan Alexander corporate greed, sporting events, “glass coffin.” The mind remains Thoughts from addictions, and the list goes on intact, but a person with ALS loses Behind the Pressline and on. Any one can look around use of his hands, arms and legs, and see things that needs to be adthen has trouble swallowing and breathing. dressed and highlighted if we are ever to generMost die from suffocation three to five years afate enough public outcry to bring about change. ter diagnosis. There is no cure nor is there an afThe problem I have with highlighting these isfective treatment. But instead of complaining or sues is that you always begin looking at things rolling up in a corner he has taken the highest of in a negative light, focusing on what’s wrong all possible roads by going public with his conrather than what’s right with our society. We’ve dition and establishing a fund through the Pittsall met people who never look at the glass as burgh Foundation to raise awareness, support half full, they depressingly always see it as half and comfort to ALS families and to support reempty. Complaining after a period of time can search in finding a cure and treatment, knowing become counter productive. As opposed to beneither will come in time to change his fate. ing an agent for positive change, you can be He recently gave a 15-minute overview presseen as a distributor of bad news or even worse, entation to the Pittsburgh Foundation that can anger as people grapple with the feelings of be see at www.LiveLikeLou.org in which his helplessness and dissatisfaction, especially if all positive approach to his dealing with the disthey do is read or hear about problems and are ease shows a remarkably brave man who is then left feeling hopeless. making the most of every day he has available In keeping with the glass half full, all one to him. Our family is unfortunately spread out needs to do is look around and there are many, across the country and while I don’t know this many reminders of people who face tremendous individual closely, having only been in his comchallenges in their lives and yet remain remarkpany a few brief times in my lifetime, I found ably positive. In our office we have a woman viewing this video to be a very humbling and who has just gone through a very difficult time yet extremely empowering experience. The battling cancer. Despite the operation and strength of character and demonstration of chemo treatments she has been positive, upbeat courage is truly remarkable. and inspiring to all those around her. She could Examples like these role models are all around have taken a medical disability leave and had a us. I’m sure most of you can think of people you few months off while she went through all the work with, friends, family or neighbors who treatments but instead she made it clear that she shrug off the their own misfortunes to inspire would be at work as often as possible, not beand set examples for others. Given that, it seems cause she had to but because she wanted to. Her work ethic, her approach to life and her determi- almost incomprehensible to complain about the small, everyday irritations. All the aforemennation to remain consistently positive throughtioned issues in government or society take a out this process has served as a valuable lesson back seat to focusing our attention on the really to all who’ve witnessed her handling of this important thing in life which should be doing challenging disease. good for others. The really big issues in life are We have another young woman in our office nothing more than life itself and service to othwho at a younger age was a poster child for the ers rather than self. The sooner we can focus our March of Dimes. While she struggles with the attention and support to those who need it the effects of Spina Bifida, her outward demeanor most the sooner our perspective on the world and winning smile can warm even the coldest will start looking better. hearted person. She is a joy for our staff members who work closely with her and a dedicated Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton hard worker who is committed to be a producPublications. He may be reached at tive employee. Again she could complain about dan@denpubs.com. the unfairness of her condition, but she chooses

man, step-daughter of Derrick Glaude, farm owner. “It’s a great community to be in. It really shows what the North Country can do.” Chilton said that’s just how things are in Ellenburg. “If we have a flood in town or anything, we live in such a rural area we’ve got to take care of ourselves. We’re a long way from big cities,” said Chilton. Support wasn’t only coming from other local farmers. Rose and Derrick both drive bus for NAC, and Rose’s kids on bus 74 gave them handmade cards, many drawn in crayon, to cheer up the farm owners. One girl baked a loaf of banana bread. “I know that when we had our farm, we loved our cows like they were family,” wrote bus rider Ashton Wright. That’s just why burying the cows was so important to Derrick, said Kaufman. They weren’t simply the farm’s livelihood, but an important part of his life. Adding to the grief of losing the barn and silo Derrick took over from his father and the death of his cows is hate mail the family’s received since the fire at their barn was covered by media outlets. A detail in news stories notes that lowing of the cows alerted the family to the fire. That’s led to hate mail blaming the Glaudes for the cows’ deaths. It didn’t happen that way, said Kaufman. Rose and Derrick declined to go on the record with the North Countryman because of the angry messages they got following the news stories. According to Kaufman, a passer-by saw flames in the barn about 6:30 p.m., then ran to the farmhouse and banged on the doors and windows. Rose was home and saw that Derrick’s truck was gone. She figured he was safe at the milking barn, but the old barn at the homestead went up in 20 or 25 minutes. She never heard the cows, and the flames spread too fast for a rescue.

The cows there were young cows being raised to produce milk, and older cows that had dried up and would be bred. They’re cycled to the milking barn once they freshen, and taken back to the home farm when they’ve made their last milk. Hay for the animals and extra hay for the milking barn were kept there, and Kaufman said the family’s had many offers from other farmers to drop off hay if needed. A large tractor and smaller Ford tractor were destroyed in the blaze along with many smaller tools. As Chilton was sifting through the hay, he found a blackened set of bolt cutters that seemed to still work. There were so many small tools in the barn, “We won’t know what’s gone until we go to get them,” said Kaufman. Though their home is within yards of where the barn stood, there was no heat or smoke damage. Their attached garage was fine, too. The farm was taken over in 1956 by Derrick’s father, and along with the death of his animals, that history has made for significant emotional fallout. “This was definitely a family legacy, and it's hitting him pretty hard,” said Kaufman.

Wild Turkey Federation banquet to be held PERU— The National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet March 24 at 5 p.m. The benefit will be held at the Peru VFW Post 309 on Rte. 22B. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with a choice of prime rib and stuffed chicken breast. Salad, dessert, At the benefit there will be an opportunity for a guest to take home the gun of the year, a Benelli R1 S-Auto AA Walnut Stock 30.06 caliber. The ticket price will be $60 for a single tickett, $85 for couples. All ticket purchase include a one year membership to NWTF or Wheeling Sportsman. For more information or to make a reservation call Dick and Sandra Harwood at 643-7048.


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because he was toward the his has become bottom of a long list of far a time of mergmore dangerous dictators, alers, consolidathough the real sociopaths live tions and downsizing. in countries that offer little in It's the era of doing the way of natural resources. more with less, much But the point is, more than less, doing without in $1 trillion was spent on that fact, where those who effort. Imagine the education care must choose who programs that could have been they can care a little funded with that money. less for so they can conImagine, instead of rewardtinue, in some whittled ing the wealthy with tax down way, to care. breaks, money is put into soThese days, layoffs Stephen Bartlett cial service programs and a are common, raises are From the Editor’s Desk real effort is made to break cyoften rare and a once cles that down the road actualspoiled generation is ly results in less people needing services. perplexed as things are taken away, again and Imagine, again, education a key to economagain, until all that is left is a memory to play ic success and progress, being funded in a with, of what once was, but may never be way that all children with their unique differagain. ences are reached out to and pushed to sucUnemployment remains high, the number ceed. of homeless grows and organizations that ofWell, inside your imagination is exactly fer public assistance and services work overwhere such thoughts are going to have to retime as their caseloads swell, yet their remain if people don't unite and demand somesources shrink. thing different for themselves, for their chilLocally, assistance groups fill motels up dren, for their country. with individuals and families without homes, I wince when I read about companies with for a variety of reasons, the consequences of ties to public officials profiting off war and the Great Recession one of them. then cheating the government and when I Walk inside social services and it echoes, learn that an oil company is earning record like a broken record, “I lost my job,” and profits while the majority of people suffer. “laid off,” and “I don't know what to do.” But when it really hits home is when I dare not look in their eyes, lest I lose myschools gut themselves, municipalities starve self in a hopelessness bred by a system that their first responders because of lack of funds forgets broken parts as long as the giant and human service organizations reveal sigwheel keeps turning round. nificant increases in the amount of hardSo, where is the unified outrage? working people in need, and in the same Where is the anger? breath, have less and less funds to work with. Have the voices, that when gathered gain Yet, a small minority profit, and apparently strength, really been lost to the days without often not honestly. answers? This has become a time of downsizing, doLately, I've been attending meetings of muing more with less, and...complacency. nicipalities and schools, and the slogan of doing more with less prevails and the discussion Reach Editor Stephen Bartlett at stephen@denfocuses around, what more can we take away pubs.com. without further breaking what has already been broken? But wait, there's money somewhere. Government bailouts resulted in hefty bonuses for The North Countryman welcomes letters to a market that seems to deserve punishment the editor. more than reward. • Letters can be sent to its offices, 14 Hand Various corporations that benefit from war Avenue, PO Box 338, Elizabethtown, 12932 report significant earnings, record earnings, • Or e-mailed to stephen@denpubs.com as the majority of the country crawls on • Letters can also be submitted online at bloodied knees under the weight of the Great www.northcountryman.com Recession. Letters should not exceed 400 words and And let's talk about war. must be signed and include a telephone number There were no weapons of mass destruction for verification. in Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with Denton Publications reserves the right to 9/11, and it has become increasingly clear edit letters for length and/or content. Letters that it was largely known there were no deemed inappropriate will be rejected. Only one weapons of mass destruction there leading up letter per writer will be published every 30 days to the war. Saddam Hussein couldn't have without prior approval. been singled out for being a brutal dictator,

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ike all good fanatics, skiers and snowboarders have developed their own unique terminology. In some cases, the fun-loving slang is universal between the two disciplines, and in other cases, it is derogatory toward the other. Either way though, the slopes are full of enough jargon and lingo to symbolically push old man Webster over the proverbial edge of the mountain. The “milk run” is the first run of the day and “plankers” do it on skis, while “knuckle draggers” do it on a snowboard, or “lunch tray.” If you’re a “Betty,” you’re a novice female snowboarder, while “chicks on sticks” can be any group of girls or women on skis. Hopefully, they are wearing a “brain bucket” for head protection and their “chatter” refers not to their rapid conversation, but to the unwanted vibration of their skis or board when running at speed. A small snowboarder might be referred to as a “grom” and anyone who ventures into closed terrain could be considered a “poacher.” A “dump” has nothing to do with a trip to the bathroom, but has everything to do with a significant snowfall. Speaking of lavatory references, “pooping” refers to sitting way back on your skis while bent at the waist, which usually results in making “toilet turns” all the way down the slope. This is considered bad form for adults, but “lift lickers,” kids who can’t resist sticking their tongue on the chairlift bar, enjoy doing it for fun. If the snow is really good, it’s referred to as “epic,” if too soft “mashed potatoes” and if too hard “boiler plate” or even “bullet proof.” On occasion, good snow turns to “crud” after too many skiers or snowboarders have used it to get their “freshies” early in the day, causing late day conditions to become “gnarly.” Worse yet, “death cookies” are present after extensive snowmaking and grooming leave big frozen chunks of ice in the middle of the trail. This, of course, could cause a potential “yard sale” should some poor sap wipe out, leaving their equipment strewn across the trail in plain view of the chairlift. “Goofy” refers to leading with your right foot on a snowboard where you might “jib” in the Terrain Park or “shred” high speed carving turns. Done well, these could be considered

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“phat” and done poorly they could be considered “wack.” Either way, a “hucker,” flying high through the air could end up a “bono” should they smack into a tree. Of course, “snow scum” refers to any skier or snowboarder refusing to follow the responsibility code or other slope side etiquette, while “run rubbish” is any group blocking passage on the trail. This same group, or any group like it, would be considered “vermin” if blocking access to the lift line or “gapers” if pausing to take in the view. “Schussing” on skis is straight lining down the “fall line” without turning, and “ripping” is good high speed carving. However, either one could result in a “snotsicle” due to the wind chill reacting with a runny nose. Incidentally, any parent using a leash or harness to teach their young child on the slopes would be referred to as a “dog trainer” and is usually well equipped to handle partially frozen mucous. Perhaps you consider yourself “old school” and you believe most of this slang to be the work of young punks with no regard for tradition or nostalgia. In that case, you better make sure your “wicket” doesn’t impede your “stem Christie” resulting in a “face plant” of epic proportions. Even worse, a poorly executed “wedeln” on your long straight skis could cause you to become a “rag doll,” cart wheeling down the slope. After all, some “hoe dad” is likely to be watching from his perpetual seat in the lodge, glad he is just a “poser” instead of an old fashioned “fruit booter” like you. Pondering such linguistic nonsense on a recent ride up the gondola at Gore Mountain, I couldn’t help but wonder how the English Dictionary would read differently if old Webster new the pure joy of “vertical rise,” finding the “sweet spot” and “shredding the gnar.” Instead, the unfortunate “flatlander” never knew what pleasure awaited him on the proverbial edge of that mountain. John Bernardi is an avid lifelong skier and freelance writer. He can be contacted through his website at www.slopesider.net.


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New life for former Dannemora School Library, preschool, history, games, senior citizens and more make a home there

By John Grybos

jgrybos@denpubs.com D A N N E M O R A — Wi t h the chatter of preschoolers, the aerobic thumping of a senior citizen exercise class and squeaky sneakers in the hardwood-floored gym, the village offices on Emmons Street have gone from a dusty, closed school full of surplus equipment to a colorful community center. “It’s amazing the number of people that come through here,” said Village Mayor Michael Bennett. Village offices like the clerk, mayor and court are housed in the former Dannemora Elementary building, but other offerings keep traffic flowing in the sunny hallway. The library occupies two rooms there, with the nursery school kitty-corner down the hall. “It’s a one-stop shop,” said Carrie Coty from

Dick Lynch, head librarian at the Northern New York American-Canadian Geneological Society in the Dannemora village offices building, said the abundance of offices there is great for word-of-mouth promotion. Photo by John Grybos

Cadyville. She was setting up some toys in the gym for a play session after the preschool ended. Her kid’s enrolled in the program. Sometimes she’ll use the gym to stretch her legs out of the cold weather, she said, and she often visits the li-

brary down the hall. Next door to the preschool, Village Historian Pete Light’s put together a museum on Dannemora’s history. “The building’s totally alive,” said Light. The Northern New York

American-Canadian Geneological Society library moved in at the end of the hall after the Keeseville civic center closed. “Most everybody passes by, so a lot of people see our office,” said Dick Lynch, head librarian for the Ge-

nealogical Society. Most of the occupants are there free, though the nursery school and Genealogical Society each pay rent for their offices. Part of the Society’s lease includes free access for village residents. Library Director Laura Pritchard said being near all those offices and services helps spread the word about the library. Kids from the nursery school read there sometimes, and they’ll show it to their parents or grandparents. When Youth Commission basketball games are on, bored siblings will wander down the hall and enjoy a book. “Lots of people who never heard of the library are stopping in and finding out about us,” said Pritchard. She added that ebooks will be available from the library by the end of the month. The village just signed a lease that will bring the State Police into the building, said Bennett. They’ll rent, but their lease will be covered by a nominal fee, $1. “But if it saves us from vandalism it’s well worth it,” said Bennett. After the police move in, there will be only one spare room left. Some guys with a

model airplane club looked at it, said Bennett, but they didn’t bite. In addition to making the classrooms available as office space, the gym’s open to the public, and has had basketball games played by local adults. Just call the clerk to make sure the room’s open. The cafeteria and kitchen are also ready for public use. Bennett’s heard some interest from the fire department in using it for their pancake fund-raiser. He hopes others will come along and hold baby showers or birthday parties there. If there’s an emergency and the village offices are used for a shelter, the kitchen could prepare meals for those seeking solace there. The kitchen was redone somewhat by the village, with “monster” commercial cooking equipment sold off at auction and replaced with a more manageable set of standard kitchen ranges and a refrigerator. It’s already been reviewed and OK’d by the health department. “The main message I want to get out is that it’s the village residents’ building,” said Bennett. “Come use it.”

Gypsy, great American musical, comes to town By Stephen Bartlett

stephen@denpubs.com CHAZY — Jason Borrie wears multiple hats when it comes to Chazy Music Theatre’s upcoming production of Gypsy. “I am director and producer of the show,” he said. He's also a fan. “It is really an American classic when it comes to Broadway musicals.” Gypsy, a musical with music by

Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is loosely based on the memoirs of famed burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. It focuses on her mother, Rose, following the woman's dreams and efforts to raise two daughters to perform onstage. The story unfolds during the 1920s and recounts the struggles of the family, led by Rose, as she drives her daughters into a new era of entertainment. “It has memorable music, a gripping story and a complex lead

character,” Borrie said. “The story is so gripping and based on real events, and it is so well written. It is a fantastic show.” Borrie has been part of Chazy Music Theatre since 1997. The nonprofit organization began in 1989. It showcases local talent from throughout the North Country. “We are a real tried-and-true community theatre,” Borrie said. “It serves the community with quality, affordable musical theatre.” He truly believes people will be

swept away by the latest show, Gypsy. Gypsy has been referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and writers. “It is not one of those fluffy kind of stories,” Borrie said. He acknowledged Chazy Central Rural School for the use of the auditorium for this year's five performances of Gypsy. The performances are: Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.;

and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. General admission is $10/ticket, with tickets available in advance and at the door. For tickets or information, please call 846-6840 or 846-3500, or purchase tickets at The Party Factory in Plattsburgh Plaza. Visit the website www.chazymusictheatre.org to learn more about the group and its productions. “Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to be entertained by some of the finest talent in the North Country,” Borrie said.

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Rouses Point's July 4th will make do with less By John Grybos

jgrybos@denpubs.com ROUSES POINT — With an economic outlook that includes the loss of jobs and tax income from the Pfizer facility, the village board is looking at cutting their own pay and dropping nearly all their support for the annual Fourth of July celebration. “There are places to cut without reducing the services that the village residents are getting,” said Trustee Kelly Penfield. “To me, that's the name of the game.” The tax rate was scheduled to rise 5 cents per thousand, and would have raised $7,000 for the village coffers. Trustee Kelly Penfield said that an easy target to eliminate that $7,000 need and keep the levy flat was to take it from the Fourth of July funding. Removing the village contribution isn't much different from what other municipalities are doing, said

The Rouses Point board plans to cut $7,000 from their contribution to the Fourth of July fund to keep the tax levy flat for village. Photo by John Grybos

Penfield. “We'll do the best we can with sponsors and volunteers,” said Penfield. Geri Favreau, who volunteers to head Fourth of July efforts in the village, was in attendance at the meeting. She said she's being proactive to

Death notices Raymond E. Crail, 71 CADYVILLE–Raymond E. Crail, 71, of Route 374 Cadyville, passed away on Sunday Feb. 5, 2012 at Uihlein Nursing Home in Lake Placid. He was born in Ely, NV on Nov. 15, 1940. The son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Echols) Crail. Calling hours were held on Feb. 9, 2012 at the Brown Funeral Home in Cadyville, a funeral service followed in the Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be later in the year in Cadyville Protestant Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.

cut down on expenses. She asked bands if they could help out with the strapped budget, and they've responded by cutting their fees. The weekend festivities will end Saturday instead of Sunday, too. Favreau said that in past years, Sunday traffic to the festival offerings has been fairly low. One reason,

she said, is that people tend to have parties at home that day. If they also have to cut back on the fireworks display, then so be it, said Favreau. Trustee Dennis Roberts agreed. “You know how I feel about fireworks,” said Roberts. “It's money up in smoke.” The village contribution to the Fourth of July fund will drop to $1,800, plus $400 for the concert in the budget revision. They've also planned to cut in half their budget for the codes enforcement contract with the town, a job Penfield said is subsidized by the village and not performed adequately. “It's time for us to say, 'we're not going to pay this anymore,'” said Penfield. William Maskell, a candidate for trustee who was in the audience for the hearing, suggested that the village board take a pay cut as a show of good faith. “I'd take less money,” said trustee Brian Jefferson.

“It would go a long way toward showing the public you're at least making an effort,” said Maskell. Mayor George Rivers, rapidly nearing the end of his time in that office, said his salary should be cut drastically now that he's leaving. When the village lost its administrator, Rivers said he took up those duties. Unless they're going to have a new mayor that's in the office daily like he was, they'll be paid too much, he said. The village board agreed, and the next mayor's salary will drop from $11,811 to $5,880, only $1,000 higher than the trustees' new salaries. There was some talk about renewing the village administrator's position, but it will be left to the new board next month. Jefferson said that he still isn't happy with the large amount of money being drawn from the reserve fund, about $170,000. The village board is spending more than they're authorized to, he said. “We're not done cutting,” he said.

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PERU– Nettie “Marie” Harrell, 74, of Route 22, Peru, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with her loving family by her side. She was born in Eure, NC, on Jan. 13, 1938, the daughter of Daniel Richard and Marie Etta (Lilly) Eure. A funeral service was held Jan. 23 at the Hamilton Funeral Home with Dr. Rev. Kenneth Parker, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in God’s Acre Cemetery. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Marie Harrell, please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com, 643-9055.

PERU– Robin L. Smith, 48 of the Peasleeville Road, Peru, died Jan. 22, 2012 at her home. She was born in Olean, April 5, 1963, the daughter of Donald and Anna (Coyle) Webster. At Robin’s request, there were no public calling hours or services. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Robin Smith, please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com, 643-9055.

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Correction Rouses Point was incorrectly referred to as a town several times in the March 3 article "Audit finds mistakes in Rouses Point" (pg. 8). Rouses Point is a village.

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Saranac better off than other schools But Saranac Central will not be immune from painful cuts

By Stephen Bartlett

stephen@denpubs.com SARANAC — Saranac Central School may cut three to five positions under its 2012-13 spending plan. Not much compared to neighboring districts, unless you’re the one being cut. And, no matter how high or low the number, cuts are never fun, school officials said. The district’s spending plan currently represents a 1-percent decrease over the 2011-12 budget at $31,100,542. The 2011-12 budget totaled $31,455,381. A debt-service decrease for past projects has helped the district’s fiscal situation by more than $600,000. Also beneficial has been administrative restructuring over the last three years. Administrative numbers have been reduced from seven to five, and last year a resignation saved the district $185,000. Further savings have occurred surrounding students with

disabilities, with the district bringing them back from Champlain Valley Educational Services. That has helped save the district more than $600,000. But contributions to employee and teacher retirement systems are rising, and fuel, health insurance and costs associated with salaries are up. The district received $200,000 less in state aid and lost more than $700,000 in Federal Job funds. Unfunded mandates continue to trouble the district. “We have to do a study of retirees’ health insurance benefits, and that is required, and it is not funded,” said Superintendent Kenneth Cringle. The district must eliminate nearly $300,000 from the 201213 budget in order to remain within its maximum allowable tax-levy increase. “Right now, with the projected shortfall we are going to review all areas, looking at any non-personnel items first and reviewing and examining all departments,” said Cringle. “Our worst-case scenario is probably eliminating anywhere from four to five full-time positions, but any change in state aid and resignations due to retirements would reduce those numbers.” The budget process grows increasingly difficult with each

passing year, Cringle said. School districts are expected to maintain programs and expenditures while experiencing diminishing state and federal funding. Saranac Central School has seen its aid decrease 20 percent over the past three year. “That is well over $3 million,” Cringle said. With the expectation that this trend will continue, the district has created a long-range plan that includes allocating a reserve fund balance each year. In fact, cuts have been made over the past three or four years with an eye to the future. In some ways, it seems to have worked as Saranac is not in as desperate a position as some surrounding school districts. But previous reductions make every subsequent reduction each year increasingly difficult. “If revenues do not increase in the year to two years, we would be facing draconian cuts to programs,” Cringle said. “We can maintain this for another couple years, but revenues need to increase.” The school board will meet again to discuss the budget at 6 p.m., March 20, in the former Dannemora Elementary School building.

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Beekmantown teachers give up raises By Stephen Bartlett

stephen@denpubs.com BEEKMANTOWN — Beekmantown Central School teachers are giving up any sort of pay raise next school year. The money they would have received is to be used to save programs for students. At this point, any help is welcome at the school district where several positions and programs are on the chopping block. “This agreement is good for students and fair to teachers and will enable the district to preserve programs that are so important to our students' futures,” said The Beekmantown Teachers Association in a press release. Beekmantown Central School officials last month revealed they were faced with a $3.2 million budget deficit. As a result, they were considering eliminating more than 40 positions, as well as the entire athletic program.

Superintendent Scott Amo further proposed reductions to academic intervention services, electives, foreign languages, art, music, physical education and more. The community responded in force, decrying the proposed cuts and accusing the school board and administration of mismanaging the district. The current contract for the Beekmantown Teachers Association was set to expire this June. Teachers would have received step increase whether or not they had agreed to a new contract. The district proposed the freeze, and teachers were open to the idea. The group met and the Beekmantown Teachers Association agreed to a pay freeze next school year to assist the district in bridging its $3.2 million budget gap. The one-year contract was ratified by the Beekmantown Teachers Association, resulting in a forfeiture of step increases. They will

ners, to work collaboratively towards an agreement that benefits students, teachers and taxpayers.” But the Teachers Association cautioned that the district cannot rest on the agreement, which it deemed a “stopgap solution.” “We need to unite as a school district — teachers, parents, administrators and the community — to press our representatives in the Senate and Assembly to fight for a greater state investment in Beekmantown schools.”

receive the same pay next year as they do now. “Association members ratified a one-year contract that is a true freeze in base salary for the 2012-13 school year,” according to the press release. “This agreement forgoes any step/increment pay for the year.” The agreement is expected to save the district roughly $300,000. The money is to be used to restore programs for students. School officials will re-examine the budget and review proposed cuts to determine what can be restored. “Beekmantown's teachers understand these are difficult fiscal times for our schools and for many community members,” according to the press release from the Teachers Association. “Teachers and they association feel, in this case, it was important to be part of the solution and to join with the superintendent and the Board of Education, as part-

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Saranac Lady Chiefs use speed, rebounding to reach state semifinals By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com TROY — The 12th-ranked Saranac Lady Chiefs are on to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Class B girls final four after scoring a 45-33 win over the top-ranked Watervilet Lady Cannoneers at Hudson Valley Community College March 10. "I had tears of joy when the final horn went off," Morgan Maye said. "I am so excited." "We want to come out and show them what Section VII basketball is all about next weekend," Alisha Ducatte said. "It really has not started to hit me yet," Kayla Napper said. "It's amazing and I am thrilled to be coming back here next week." Ducatte led the Chiefs with 13 points and nine rebounds, while Maye scored 12 points to go with 10 rebounds. Kayla Napper combined seven points with seven rebounds, while Linder scored seven to go with 14 rebounds. Gates came off the bench in the third quarter to score four points, and Phaneuf had two points to go with nine rebounds. The Chiefs will next play in the final four at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, March 16, at 11:45 a.m., against Section I champ Irvington, who entered last weekend as the second ranked team in the state. The Chiefs held a 51-30 edge in the rebounding category for the game, getting more boards and tiring out the bigger Watervilet squad. "Their size did affect us around the basket in the first quarter," Chiefs head coach Tim Newell said. "We called a timeout and said that we had to shoot through the bodies and the fouls and play our game. A big difference was getting their center into foul trouble and getting the rebounds so we could run and use our conditioning."

The Saranac Lady Chiefs celebrate clinching a spot in the NYSPHSAA Class B Final Four. "If we don't rebound, we do not get to run our offense," Maye said. "We were able to dominate on the boards and push the ball offensively, and that was a big part of this game," Kate Gates said. Winning the boards is what is going to win at this level," Stephanie Linder said. "It's always fun to get a player boxed out and move them out of the lane." "Coach got onto us hard about rebounding this week, and something must have stuck," Victoria Phaneuf said. "They were winded in the second half," Kayla Napper said. "We were able to get the rebounds and push the tempo. We may not have been the taller team, but we were quicker and we feel we are better conditioned than anyone we play against." "Every player played their role tonight," Newell said. "I thought that if we could control the boards, we could control the tempo, and we were able to do that and got them winded."

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There was no scoring in the fourth quarter until the 5:31 mark, when Ailayia Demand scored on the second of two free throws for the Cannoneers. The Chiefs quickly responded as Ducatte found Maye driving to the basket for a 43-28 lead. Scoring remained quiet in the final eight minutes, with, the Lady Cannoneers holding a 6-4 edge in scoring. The Chiefs opened the third quarter when Kayla Napper stole the ball off the inbounds and scored to make it 24-19. The team then forced a turnover on the defensive end, forcing a timeout from Watervilet at the 7:37 mark. Maye then connected on a three-pointer for a 27-19 lead before Demand stopped the run by scoring the next four points for the Cannoneers. The Chiefs then went on another run, with Maye connecting on another three-pointer, Ducatte scoring on a drive to the basket off a Linder rebound. Gates then scored on an inbounds play and again on a Maye assist,

forcing another Watervilet timeout at 2:35 after extending the lead to 38-25 with the 9-0 run. "The first three was a bank shot, but I'll take it," Maye said. "Those threes were way big for our run in the quarter." "Coming off the bench and being able to hit a couple shots on a post move and jumper were huge because we were able to keep the momentum going," Gates said. "We were really fired up in the third." Neither team scored until the 54 second mark after the timeout, when Stephanie Linder hit her first free throw in four attempts. Mikayla Deguire ended the run with a post score for the Cannoneers, but Linder scored on a pull-up jumper as time expired to give the Chiefs a 14-point lead. The Chiefs outscored Watervilet, 19-8, in the quarter. The Chiefs started to get to the free throw line in the second quarter, with Ducatte connecting on four from the line and Kayla Napper two. In the first quarter, the Chiefs struggled adjusting to the height advantage of the Cannoneers, rushing several shots inside. however, they were able to connect from beyond the arc, as Kayla Napper and Ducatte connected from deep to keep the Chiefs in striking distance. Ducatte also hit on a mid-range jumper from the corner.

Dominate in regional semis The Saranac Lady Chiefs used a stifling press and hot shooting in the opening half to jump out to a 34-10 lead en route to a win over the Salmon River Lady Shamrocks March 6. Alisha Ducatte finished with 18 points and four steals, while Stephanie Linder scored 15 points to go with 14 rebounds and six steals. Morgan Maye scored 11 with three steals, while Kayla Napper had seven points and five steals, Emma Newell scored six points and Victoria Phaneuf scored four points. Abby Kelly scored 13 points for the Shamrocks, while Karyss Terrance scored eight.

Community questions Peru School officials By Stephen Bartlett

stephen@denpubs.com PERU — A large group of parents, community members, teachers, administrators and Peru Central School Board members huddled in the cafeteria in the basement of the intermediate school. The Peru K-5 Parent Teacher Organization sponsored the event, a question-and-answer meeting spurred by a public that wanted answers from school officials they felt were keeping them in the dark. Those fears were largely fueled by Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott’s proposal to save $200,000 by moving sixth graders from the middle school back to the intermediate school in an attempt to bridge a $1 million budget gap. The event started calmly enough, with PTO members reading questions and school officials responding, though at times it turned into more of an interrogation by a community upset with school officials and intent on offering its own guidelines for running a public school. “That question was out of line,” said School Board Vice President Donna LaRocque after a question read aloud at the meeting sarcastically called into question Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott’s ability to manage the district. “He is doing the district a huge favor by coming back.” Scott had retired as superintendent of Peru Central School but came back when the previous superintendent was forced to leave the job shortly after taking it because of symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. The meeting started with a comment and question by a parent read by PTO members that suggested the school dis-

trict eliminate extra-curricular activities and have students pay to play. LaRocque explained that nothing is off the table at this point, though she questioned instituting a policy that results in only children from wealthy families being able to benefit from sports and other activities and clubs. She would not support any policy that excluded children from poor families. “But we may have to look at eliminating certain sports or certain levels of sports.” Another anonymous individual questioned whether certain positions were needed in the district. Business Administrator Randolph Sapp said all positions were being examined. Sapp went on to explain that the two-percent tax levy cap is not restricted to two percent, but depends on the district and a formula that is calculated to determine the true figure. A district needs a majority vote to pass the budget, he aid, and a super majority - 60 percent - to pass a budget that exceeds the tax cap. “Just so you know,” LaRocque said, “we have never had a budget pass with a super majority.” If the budget is voted down the first time, Sapp said, the district can put it up for another vote or alter the spending plan. If the voters defeat it a second time, the levy is established as a zero-percent increase over the previous year. Many questions focused on the proposal to relocate sixth graders from the middle, back to the intermediate school. School officials stressed that at this point, it is only a proposal and no decisions have been made. Scott explained that he suggested the change to save

roughly $200,000 yearly by the reduction of an assistant principal through attrition, 1.4 instructional support positions and a clerical support position. The school district is faced with a $1 million deficit in the 2012-13 budget. Scott further pointed to an array of studies that indicate sixth graders may not be emotionally and psychologically ready to be housed in the same building as eighth graders and doing so can lead to behavioral issues down the line. It is widely known that children go through significant social changes during their seventh and eighth grade years. Scott further would not bend under questioning to demands to know exactly which positions would be cut. He said until a decision has been made, he will not add to the stress of his employees by lending to speculation about the future of their careers with the district. Scott said he understands that the current economic times are causing people to question management as a result of the tough decisions that now must be made. One of the reasons he retired, he said, was because he no longer wanted to be involved with decisions that negatively impacted children. Scott suggested that the community question lawmakers in Albany, which is where the real blame lies for the current economic environment. At one point, a member of the community attempted to defend Scott’s leadership, but the PTO threatened to stop the meeting, saying it was restricted to questions and answers. Scott said the Great Recession of 2008 was behind the fiscal difficulties school districts are struggling with. “New York state ought to be the ones responding to these questions, and not our community volunteers.”

Food safety is a top priority for local officials CLINTON COUNTY — Fundraising events in our community happen almost every weekend and are well attended. The safety of the food prepared and served at these events is the responsibility of the Clinton County Health Department. No one wants a food outbreak in the community, especially the employees responsible for food service inspections and food safety. “Food safety for the public is always a top priority for the Clinton County Health Department,” according to John Kanoza, Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Division (EHS). Trained Inspectors are always on the job inspecting food services operations and providing education throughout the community. This process also includes all temporary food services, includ-

ing fundraisers and community service meals where prepared food is being served to the public. “For us, the temporary food service providers are a very important group to work with because many fundraisers are conducted by volunteers who may or may not have adequate food service knowledge or experience,” Kanoza stated. These are the groups the health department really wants to work with so that their event is successful and no one becomes ill from the food served. The primary role of the local health department is to work closely with the volunteer groups before the event. This allows for a review of the food to be served, the importance of food preparation, required temper-

atures for food to be served and stored and many other safety aspects that most people never think about when eating out. Adequate lead time also helps with the required permitting process to operate a temporary food service establishment and to help groups navigate the regulatory world of Clinton County Health Department. Over the years the CCHD has provided “Safe Food Practices” training sessions to many Not-For-Profit group volunteers that prepare and serve food at community events. One-on-one training can also be completed at the individually permitted facilities working closely with the trained environmental health inspectors. Proper food service training is key to reduce potential food borne illness.

Any group planning an event where food will be served to the public is required to contact the Health Department at least 21 days in advance to obtain a permit. Permits are required even if there is no charge for the food. If the event is going to be held at a facility not connected to a public water system (i.e. if the building is served by a private well) please plan 45 days prior to the event to allow for water sampling results to be obtained. For more information contact Clinton County Health Department Environmental Health Division at 565-4870 or visit us on the web at www.clintonhealth.org for food service information.


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though they enjoy his collections, none are interested in inheriting and curating them. “So I said to myself, what’s going to happen to this stuff?” said Light. He went to the village mayor, and proposed a museum. He decided that when it was all said and done, the collection would belong to the village “If I pass on tomorrow, what are we going to do, pack it up in boxes and pile it up in my kitchen?” he said. “I don’t want that to happen. I want it to be somewhere that people can enjoy it.” It was a real labor of love for Light, and he had to do much of the work himself. Inside the repurposed elementary school classroom, he built a wall designed to evoke the old lumber pickets that surrounded the local prison in its early years. It divides the room into an exhibit highlighting the prison inside that wall and exhibits on the village outside it. He had to do it on a low budget, too — $800. “And I scrounged and I begged and I got every piece of material I could,” before digging into his village budget, he said. He did get some very notable help though. He received some large donations from the now-passed Ursula Kaufman. Local student Kyle Lamora pitched in nearly every time Light asked him to. Eric Jarvis helped sandblast, paint and move the museum centerpiece, an antique soda-acid fire extinguisher from the Thayer Hose Company. “It’s an unbelievable amount of steel,” said Light. Thayer was a prison warden who wanted to do something about a large number of prison fires, so he started a firefighting company. Soda acid machines mixed sulfuric acid and

sodium bicarbonate to make a gas that would pressurize water tanks to help pump. Thayer also kicked off a water famine in Dannemora at the dawn of the 20th century. Wells in the village were abandoned when he built a water supply system that fed off the prison. When the hospital for the criminally insane put too much stress on system, Thayer shut off the village, and people had to turn to delivery by barrel while the sewer system overflowed. This famine ushered in the incorporation of the village. Dick Lynch, head librarian for the Northern New York American-Canadian Geneo- During the Dannemora water famine, Moses Goodrich sold water from his ox-drawn carriage to thirsty villogical Society, said being lagers. The prison warden cut the village off from a prison-fed water system at the beginning of the 20th next door to Light in the vil- century. Photo courtesy of Pete Light lage offices creates a little historical network that both find very beneficial. lifelong hobby. Lynch has been able to donate photographs and railroad He’s encouraging people to visit soon, because he’s getartifacts for display in the museum, and Light sends inquis- ting ready for an exhibit redesign this June, where he’ll have itive minds over to the Society to seek new information of a section of the room focused on Chazy Lake. He wants to local lineage. keep things fresh so people have a reason to visit again and Light has many more stories to tell, and exhibits to show again. off. The museum’s posted hours are Tuesdays, 3 to 6:30 p.m. Those who would like to donate funds or items, or loan an and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. He’s happy to make ap- artifact can call Light at 492-7569. pointments for people, though, as the museum represents a

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CLUTE WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC Notice of formation of CLUTE WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC, a limited liability company (the LLC ). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (the SSNY ) on January 3, 2012. Office location: Clinton County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC, upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, at 152 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, New York 12901. The purposes of the LLC are to engage in any lawful purposes; to incur indebtedness, secured and unsecured; to enter into and perform contracts and agreements of any kind necessary to, in connection with or incidental to the business of the LLC; and to carry on any other activities necessary to, in connection with or incidental to the foregoing, as the

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NCM-3/17-4/21/126TC-33755 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION of EASY SELF STORAGE, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/30/08. Office location: Clinton County. LLC formed in Wyoming (WY) on 6/23/08. SSNY designated as agent of LLC for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 49 Miry Brook Rd., Danbury, CT 06810. WY address of LLC: 1876 Horse Creek Rd., Cheyenne, WY 82009. Art. of Org. filed w/WY Secy. of State, 200 W. 24 St., Cheyenne, WY 82002. Purpose: any lawful activity. NCM-3/17-4/21/126TC-33760 ----------------------------TIGERCO, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) 01/04/2012. Office in Clinton County. SSNY has been designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 160 E 65th St #24C, New York, NY 10065. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. NCM-3/17-4/21/126TC-33784 -----------------------------

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ALTONA Holy Angels Church - Main Street, Altona. Mass - 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Sunday CHAMPLAIN Living Water Baptist Church 9 Locust St., corner of Main and Locust, Champlain. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Service at 10 a.m. Thursday Bible Study at 7 p.m. includes activities for children. Phone: 298-4358 Three Steeples United Methodist Church - 491 Route 11, Champlain. 298-8655 or 298-5522. Sunday morning worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at same time (Sept. thru June). Steve Loan, Pastor. steeples3@primelink1.net St. Mary’s Catholic Church - Church Street, Champlain. Saturday Anticipated Mass 5:30 p.m. Sunday services 8 a.m. St. Joseph’s Church - Mason Road, Champlain. Saturday Anticipated Mass, 7:30 p.m.

Christ & St. John’s Episcopal Church Butternut Street, Champlain. Family Worship Service celebrated with music at 10 a.m., Sunday School also at 10 a.m. CHAZY Sacred Heart Church - Box 549, Chazy 12921. (518) 846-7650. Sunday Masses (Ant) 4 p.m., 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Chazy Presbyterian Church - 620 Miner Farm Rd., Chazy. 846-7349 Worship and Sunday School will begin at 11 a.m. Email: chazypres@westelcom.com ELLENBURG St. Edmund’s Roman Catholic Church - Route 11, Ellenburg. Saturday Anticipated Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Ellenburg United Methodist Church - will meet at 9 a.m. at the church in Ellenburg Center. However, on Election Day, Sunday, we move to the Ellenburg Methodist Community Center on Rt. 11.

ELLENBURG DEPOT Ellenburg Depot Wesleyan Church 2179 Plank Rd., PO Box 177 Ellenburg Depot, NY 12935. Pastor: Robert R. Phillips. Phone: 594-3902. Sunday Family Bible Hour: 9:50 a.m. Sunday Worship Time: 10:50 a.m. Children’s Youth Ministries: Call for schedule. MOOERS St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Maple Street, Mooers. 236-7142. Anticipated Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. Reconciliation announced special Saturday mornings 10 a.m. & by request. Mooers United Methodist Church 14 East St., Located adjacent to old Post Office. Sunday service, 9:30 a.m. Contemporary & traditional music, activities for children, youth and families, 236-7129, pastoral@twcny.rr.com, www.gbgm-umc.org/mooersumc Mooers Wesleyan Church - Maple Street, Mooers. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.

Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Wednesday Night 7 p.m. (518) 236-5330. MOOERS FORKS St. Ann’s Catholic Church - Route 11, Mooers Forks. Mass: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Reconciliation announced special Saturday mornings 10 a.m. & by request. PLATTSBURGH Seventh Day Adventist - 4003 Rt. 22, Plattsburgh, 561-3491 - Pastor Livergood Worship Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Pot Luck Dinner after service ROUSES POINT St. Patrick’s Catholic Church - Lake Street, Rouses Point. Anticipated Mass: Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass: 10 a.m.; Weekday Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8 a.m. Communion Service: Wednesday 8 a.m. First Presbyterian Church - 52 Washington Ave., Rouses Point, New

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York 12979. Telephone 518-297-6529. Telephone 518-846-7349. Sunday Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m. SCIOTA St. Louis of France Catholic Church Route 22, Sciota. Mass 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday Sciota United Methodist Church Sunday service 9 a.m. Route 19, Sciota. WEST CHAZY The West Chazy Wesleyan Church Pastor: Jonathan Hunter 17 East Church St., Fiske Road, West Chazy, NY. Ph. 493-4585. Sunday; Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 5 p.m. Tuesday; Clubhouse Ministries 6:30 p.m. (Sept. thru May) Wednesday; Prayer Meeting 6 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - West Church Street, West Chazy. Saturday Vigil Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday Mass 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. 1/28/12 • 20880

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MINERALS WANTS to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, Before 1985, $TopCASH$ PAID! Running or not. 1-315-569-8094 WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS Any kind/brand. Unexpired up to $25.00. Shipping Paid. Hablamos espanol 1-800-267-9895 www.selldiabeticstrips.com WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS. Any Kind/Brand. Unexpired. Up to $25.00. Shipping Paid. 1-800-267-9895/ www.SellDiabeticstrips.com WANTED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. ANY KIND/BRAND. UP TO $25.00/Box. SHIPPING PAID. HABLAMO ESPANOL. 1-800-2660702 www.SellDiabeticstrips.com WANTED: WILL Pay Up to $15.00 For High School Yearbooks 19001988. Any School/Any State. Yearbookusa@yahoo.com or 972768-1338 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 YEARBOOKS "UP to $15 paid for high school yearbooks1900-1988. yearbookusa@yahoo.com or 972768-1338."

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GEORGIA LAND Land, Beautiful 1acre-20acres. Amazing weather, Augusta Area. Financing w/Low down, from $149/month. Owner 706-364-4200 LAND REPO’S & SHORT SALES! 3 to 60 acres Catskills to the Finger Lakes! Waterfront, State Land! Clear title! Special financing! Call 1-888-7021588 for free info! WATERFRONT LOTS Land, Fantastic Prices $49,500.00 10 Lot Subdivision. Eastern Shore Virginia Navigable to Chesapeake Bay Paved Roads Landscaped WON'T LAST! Ask for Hunting Creek (443614-8793) WATERFRONT LOTS Land, Fantastic Prices $49,500.00 10 Lot Subdivision. Eastern Shore Virginia Navigable to Chesapeake Bay Paved Roads Landscaped WON'T LAST! Ask for Hunting Creek (443614-8793)

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME ***FREE FORECLOSURE Single Family Home, Listings*** OVER 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now 800250-2043. AVAILABLE NOW!!! Single Family Home, 2-4 Bedroom homes Take Over Payments No Money Down/ No Credit Check Call 1-888-2699192 ONEONTA, NY- Single Family Home, 2,600sf 3br 2.5 baths. House in middle of 19.6 acres of secluded woods, 2 PONDS, 2 barns $225,000 Owner Financing. Helderberg Realty: 518-861-6541

STOP RENTING. Single Family Home, Lease option buy. Rent to own. No money down. No credit check. 1-877-395-0321

VACATION PROPERTY

DONATE VEHICLE: RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPONS. National Animal Welfare Foundation. Support NO KILL Shelters. Help Homeless Pets. Free Towing, TAX DEDUCTIBLE, NON-RUNNERS Accepted 1-888-333-3848

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Oceanfront Luxury Beach Homes and Condos. Best Selection, Service and Rates Guaranteed. Free Brochure! 888-617-5726 or www.elliottbeachrentals.com

DONATE YOUR CAR to CHILDREN'S CANCER FUND of AMERICA and help end CHILDHOOD CANCER. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. 7 Days 1-800-4698593

ACCESSORIES BLOWN HEAD GASKET? Any vehicle repair yourself. State of the art 2-Component chemical process. Specializing in Cadillac Northstar Overheating. 100% guaranteed. 1-866-780-9041 www.RXHP.com ROLL TOP Tonneau cover, fits Chevy S-10 or a small truck with a box, 56" (inside) $99.00. 518-523-9456

AUTO DONATION A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 800-771-9551 www.cardonationsforbreastcancer .org CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/ Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-4162330 DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Non runners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-5780408 DONATE A CAR - SAVE A CHILD'S LIFE! Timothy Hill Children's Ranch: Helping Abused and Neglected Children in NY for Over 30 Years. Please Call 1-800-936-4326.

DONATE YOUR CAR! Civilian Veterans & Soldiers Help Support Our U.S. Military Troops 100% Volunteer Free same Day Towing. Tax Deductible. Call and Donate Today! 1-800-471-0538 DONATE YOUR VEHICLE UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mammogram www.ubcf.info RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON 1-888-4685964

AUTO WANTED CASH FOR CARS and TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1888-416-2208 CASH FOR CARS! We Buy ANY Car or Truck, Running or NOT! Damaged, Wrecked, Salvaged OK! Get a top dollar INSTANT offer today! 1-800-267-1591 TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

BOATS 2000 19 1/2’ LOWE Aluminum boat w/metal deck, twin console, Bow Mount trolling motor, live well, on board charger, full canvas, step up top; 1996 150 HP Johnson motor, less then 40 hrs., like new; 1988 Eazyloader Trailer, like new, Complete $5500 firm. 518-963-7351

CARS

2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550

FARM EQUIPMENT 1964 FORD 4000 4cyl., gas. Industrial loader & Industrial Front End, 12 spd. German Transmission, pie weights. $4850. 518-962-2376 2004 BOBCAT T300 Track Skid Steer Loader Cab Heat Air. Asking $5500 E-mail me for pictures and details iessa9ty@msn.com / 802-3281113. FARM EQUIPMENT Dump Truck 1970 GMC; Field Equipment also. All Equipment usable and in good shape. 518962-4394

MOTORCYCLES WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650,H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400,GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800772-1142, 1-310-721-0726 usa@classicrunners.com

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 2005 SUNLINE CAMPER 19.5', air, awning, excellent shape, $7200. Call 518-523-3407 or 518524-6728

TRUCKS 2001 FORD F250 XLT SUPERCAB SUPER DUTY Black/Gray 93,400 mi, Excellent condition. 4x4 w/manual lockouts, loaded, FX4,call or email to see $9,000 OBO (518) 324-0540 electra92glide@yahoo.com

The Classified Superstore 1-800-989-4237

Call us at 1-800-989-4237

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing. Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 1-888-587-9203 THE OCEAN CORP. 10840 Rockley Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train for a New Career. *Underwater Welder. Commercial Diver. *NDT/Weld Inspector. Job Placement Assistance. Financial Aid available for those who qualify. 1-800-3210298. WORK ON WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866)453-6204 WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866) 854-6156.

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Your Name: Your Mailing Address:

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Your Daytime Phone: Your E-mail Address: Write Your Message In The Boxes Below:

F R E E A TTE N TIO N GE TTE R ! Your ad will include a FREE ATTENTION GETTER, just for placing your ad in our classified network.

Call 518-873-6368 x201

for more information or to place an ad over the phone.

PAYMENT INFO: CASH CHECK

WEIGHTLOSS MEDICATIONS WEIGHTLOSS MEDICATIONS Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, etc. Office visit, one month supply for $80! 1-631-462-6161; 1-516754-6001; www.MDthin.com

CREDIT CARD

Please note: your ad will not run until payment has been received.

Credit Card Info: Name on Card: Card Type: Card Number: CID#:

Make Check Payable to Denton Publications, Inc.

BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000

MUSIC

Deadline is Monday at 4pm. This special rate is for personal ads only. Sorry, business ads are excluded from this offer.

HURRY!, THIS OFFER IS VALID 03/03/12 - 03/31/12

SEND TO: P.O. Box 338, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 ALL ADS WILL APPEAR ON OUR CLASSIFIED NETWORK SITE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.

The Classified Superstore is a product of Denton Publications, Spotlight Newspapers, Eagle Newspapers and New Market Press.

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www.northcountryman.com

Route 9 • Elizabethtown, NY • www.adirondackchevrolet.com

We have (2)

Check out the all-new

CHEVY VOLTS

CHEVY SONIC CR 25, fully loaded! Great fuel economy and in our showroom!

in stock!

2012 Chevy Equinox

$

363

2012 Chevy Malibu

Stk# CR94 • LT, AWD, OnStar, XM Radio, Loaded

$

PER MONTH * ††

232

2012 Chevy Cruze

Stk# CR86 • LS, Fully Loaded, OnStar, XM Radio

$

PER MONTH * ††

226

Stk# CR73 • LS, Auto, Fully Loaded, OnStar, XM Radio PER MONTH * ††

GREAT SELECTION GIVE BUZZY, BUCKY OR BRUCE A CALL TODAY FOR OF TRUCKS & SUVS MORE GREAT EVERYDAY SAVINGS! 518-873-6389 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

2011 Chevy Cruze Eco

CP239, “Crew” Pkg, DVD, Leather, Fully Loaded

CR36A, 6 Speed, Fully Loaded, On-Star, XM Radio

40 40 MPG MPG

$

35,480

$

21,880

$ OR

352*

$

/MO.

18,800

$ OR

302*

/MO.

2010 Dodge Caliber SXT

2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD

2008 Chevy Impala LT

2008 Chevy Equinox AWD Sport

CP230, Fully Loaded, Satelite Radio (also in Black)

AM44A, Fully Loaded, On-Star, XM Radio

CP228 OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded

CR50A, Leather Heated Seats, OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded!

$

14,980

$ OR

239*

/MO.

$

15,480

$ OR

256*

/MO.

$

15,980

$ OR

264*

/MO.

$

14,980

$ OR

243*

/MO.

2008 Chevy Tahoe LT

2006 Jeep Wrangler

2002 Chevy Trailblazer 4x4

2001 Chevy Tahoe LT

CR137A, Heated Seats, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, On-Star

CQ39C, “Golden Eagle Pkg.”, 5 Speed

CQ308A, Fully Loaded, plus a Moonroof

CR127B, Fully Loaded

$

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$

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$

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$ $ $ 26,980 OR 443/MO. 13,880 OR 269/MO. 9,875 OR 198 /MO. 9,200 OR 221 /MO. GREAT SELECTION OF TRUCKS & SUVS Give Buzzy, Bruce or Bucky a call today for more great everyday savings! 518-873-6389 $

*Tax not included. †10,000 miles per year, 39 month lease.

33157

CHECK OUT THESE QUALITY USED VEHICLES!

2011 Chevy Tahoe LT CP241, Leather, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar

33155

*TAX, TITLE, REG. NOT INCLUDED. ††10,000 MILES PER YEAR/39 MONTH LEASE. **MUST OWN GM PRODUCT.


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