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stephen@denpubs.com PERU — Peru Central School has narrowed the list of superintendent hopefuls to three individuals. They spoke recently at open forums, describing their visions and fielding questions from the audience. The three finalists are Dr. Patrick Brimstein, Christine Crowley and Christopher Mazzella. Brimstein is currently high school principal for Wheatland-Chili School District of Monroe County. He completed part of his education while in Europe and referred to himself as “not your typical college to classroom.” Brimstein traveled the world with military para rescue, learning the value of a team and working with other people. He believes that every student is the school community’s shared responsibility, authentic curriculum engages students in learning and collaboration makes for quality schools. He further feels that well-rounded public education strengthens society, communication unites schools and communities, improvement requires planning and adequate feedback and there is opportunity in every challenge. “We need to have everybody talking together,” Brimstein said. He wants to know how he’s doing and said criticism will not hurt his feelings. Students must be engaged to learn and curriculum must be relevant to their lives. They need to see the value in it. In Brimstein’s high school, everybody is a leader and leadership potential of students is cultivated.

“One of the favorite parts of my job is mentoring teachers.” Turning the conversation to finances, Brimstein said Peru must anticipate and not react. He is a strong believer in regional partnerships with neighboring schools as well as the community. Crowley is currently superintendent of schools for Duanesburg Central School District of Schenectady. She also once served as a principal for Northeastern Clinton Central School and graduated from Saranac Lake. She’s always seen Peru as an innovative district willing to try new things. Crowley herself has negotiated contracts, worked with attorneys and had to deal with significant tragedies in educational career. She’s had experience with districts that share office duties and shared services. “We try to be very proactive and try to explore,” Crowley said. “Taxes are too high, and people can’t afford any more taxes.” Districts must examine how they can continue to provide best services for students while also looking out for taxpayers. Every district, she said, must look at sharing. Her focus is always on the students and finding ways to connect with them. Getting students engaged and wanting to come to school is important. Her district identifies students who are struggling and provides them with interventions early on. She feels Peru could work on raising its graduation rate of 74 percent and also further review how it meets the needs of special-education students. She values shared decision making, though she also pointed out that some decisions must be made on the spot. When the bar is set high, Crowley believes, stu-

dents will rise to the level of expectation. “We are going to have to do things differently with state aid decreasing.” Mazzella is currently Peru’s high school principal. He grew up in Western New York and said first and foremost he is a father and husband. His family motivates what he does. Working as a coach for 10 years helped form the way he leads people. As a physics and math person, he is used to solving problems. A district leader must have a vision to create momentum, Mazzella said. Without a solid mission statement, a district cannot create a vision. Mazzella would focus on families, engage the community and continue to improve the district. That triangle will “move our momentum.” It is important to produce learners who are critical thinkers. Mazzella wants to create a school culture focused on learning, problem solving, communication and critical thinking. “We have to set high expectations,” he said. “We have to collectively share our intelligence and talents and find leadership and empower it.” The district must work together, he said, and it has to set goals. Data will allow the district to analyze what it is doing well and what could be improved upon. “Data is going to be our culture,” Mazzella said. “Becoming a data culture is part of setting high expectations.” It is the district’s job to move children forward, and trust is not built on words, but it is built on action, he said. Families have to trust Peru educators. “Embrace the privilege to hold the future in your hands,” Mazzella said. “We are blessed to mold children’s futures.”

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he time has come for the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown to no longer be the responsibility of the Essex County taxpayer. The county-owned facility has been operating at a loss for more than the past decade, draining money from the county coffers and adding to a tax levy that is now made tighter by the restriction of the two-percent cap. It is clear that the most appropriate business decision is to cut the county’s losses and get out of the nursing home business, either through the sale of the facility to one of three interested bidders (Centers for Specialty Care out of New York City; Gerald Woods CPA, out of Nassau County; and Elliot Management Group out of Rockland County), or by shutting down the facility entirely. Since 2001, the Horace Nye Nursing Home has been over $21 million in the red, not good for a facility that was set up with the express purpose to make money for the county under an Enterprise Fund. It has not been enterprising at all. Washington County, which is similar in size to Essex, has already made the leap and is currently in negotiations for the sale of both its health care services and the Pleasant Valley Nursing Facility to National Health Care Associates Inc. The firm bid $6.56 million for both county health care packages. In Essex County, the home is the only item on the table, and has received three, matching, $4 million bids. Warren County is also discussing the issue as they face major budget decisions. While $4 million may be nothing compared to the $21 million in losses, at least it is something compared to the tax hole that would be sitting in Elizabethtown if the facility were to close its doors entirely. Don’t think that option is not on the table. County Manager Daniel Palmer has said that if the county continues on its present course with the money the home is hemorrhaging, closure would be a definite option. “It becomes unsustainable and at what point do you decide that you

are going to stay in the business or completely shut the doors,” he said. With a sale, the county receives at least some financial return. It will also have controls in place over the facility to keep employees in their jobs and keep a percentage of beds reserved for county residents or low-income individuals. That seems a far better option than having no facility at all. We understand that this is a tough, controversial issue and that there are a lot of people who are invested in the outcome. Supervisors, county employees, nurses, staff, patients, seniors and families are all invested in this drama playing out before them. At the same time, it seems the most vocal opponents of the sale have been county employees who fear that privatization could impact their pay and benefits, or, worse — cost them their job altogether. While we cannot blame these employees for voicing those concerns, the supervisors cannot allow that to sway their vote, and we fear further dialogue in settings such as public hearings would be dominated by more of the same. The board of supervisors was elected to look out for county taxpayers as a whole, not a select few — it is time they step up and make the difficult decisions they were elected to make. If it is deemed through studying other private facilities that the quality of care will not suffer and that privatization will save taxpayers millions annually, then the decision is a no-brainer. And, in the final analysis, privatization is a much better option for those same employees and the patients they care for than not having a facility here at all.

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a time to hurt those you depend ’ve been accused over time of heavily on like staff, readers and adnot liking daily newspapers vertisers who will be affected by the and being overly bias toward cut backs and then pass out bonuses weekly newspapers. I’ve always and cigars to celebrate your shrewd been quick to point out, however, business ways. that it’s not the newspapers I don’t Interestingly enough, one of the like but rather the corporate culture seminars I attended this weekend in that is killing the sense of communiSaratoga Springs was about the ty these organizations once had. common qualities that exist among When these businesses were cash Dan Alexander successful newspapers. Here is the cows and the money was flowing, it Thoughts from list: was like a big Monopoly game, with Behind the Pressline 1. Loyalty to staff in tough times corporate buy-outs of long standing 2. Constant investment in quality family ownership and then swap3. Regular staff training ping and trading of properties to further enhance 4. Close relationships between management and the corporate grip on a region. staff Last week, while I and many of our editorial 5. Close ties to the community staff members were in Saratoga Springs at the New 6. Quality journalism York Press Association’s Spring Conference, the 7. Investments in technology, equipment and news broke regarding the Lee Enterprise/Postnew publications Star’s move to terminate about 30 percent of its edOur small rural weeklies don’t always get the reitorial staff, primarily in the Washington and spect nor prestige given to the Post-Star or some of Saratoga County areas. More shocking than the the area’s other corporately owned publications, cuts at the Post-Star and the 51 other Lee Enterbut we hope someday to alter that opinion when prise-owned papers who made similar large-scale the community realizes how things are changing. staff cuts across the country, was the announceDuring the last three years while the big guys have ment just days before that Lee CEO Mary Junck been cutting staff and furloughing employees, was awarded a $500,000 bonus and CFO Carl sending core services and jobs like the design of loSchmidt was awarded a $250,000 bonus. cal ads and the layout of the newspaper to distance Call me a crazy fool or completely out of step communities, we and other small, independent lowith capitalism but I see a community’s newspacally-owned publishers have been adding services per as its biggest cheerleader and one of its priand expanding staff with the displaced personnel mary guiding leaders. When times are tough, you cast off by the corporate giants. set some of your own priorities aside and lead Many members of our staff haven’t had raises in through example. It should be in times like these several years but they understand that as an organthat a steady hand on the wheel will set the ecoization we are fighting for our future and the funomic course for a community. A well run, well esture of the people and communities we serve. tablished company, should be positioned to set Maintaining your job and benefits while being foaside its appetite for making lots of money and cused on the future is a simple enough concept to sending it out of the community to its shareholdunderstand, but when greed overrides common ers, while having a long term strategy to recognize sense, that’s also a pretty simple concept that folks there will be time enough for making money when can see right through. During times like these we the economy has been corrected. need less self-serving companies and public serThere is something very wrong when making vants and far more teamwork and a sense of urmoney is your sole motive, over the primary congency to work together to solve the problems faccerns for your community and employees. That is ing our economy. If a community institution, like precisely what I see happening at the corporate your hometown newspaper, isn’t in this for the dailies that largely populate our region. My issue long haul, perhaps it’s time for the community to has never been about the daily newspaper instituseek out a new locally committed institution to tions themselves. It’s always been about the conlead the charge. trolling interests who put up a friendly facade but whose true colors come to light when the going Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton gets tough. This is a time to stand your ground and Publications. He may be reached at show you are a leader, especially when the health dan@denpubs.com. and welfare of your community is at stake. It’s not


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friend recently told me she had coffee with so and so who was father of so and so, a member of the band Lucid. Before that, another friend said he ran into so and so, cousin of so and so, a member of the band Lucid. And even before that, someone else said they just spent time with so and so, best friend of so and so, who is a member of the band Lucid. Honestly, over the 12 years I've lived here, I've never seen Lucid perform. In fact, I would never have heard of them, except for all the people who feel the need to inform me of any connection, however distant, to the band Lucid. I hear they are amazing and have an immense and faithful fol-

lowing. But I wonder if they know of this new form of communication they have inspired? I wonder if they even inspired it? Perhaps it has been around for some time, and it is merely myself who knows nothing of it, or at least has not paid attention until I noticed how often Lucid popped up in conversation when describing people's connection. Suddenly, I was finding myself left out, behind in the times, unaware of the trend and lacking in contemporary sophistication. I was no longer cool. Perhaps I had never been cool. Maybe, just maybe, this new form of communication will be a way for me to reclaim coolness and show that I too can fit in. I can conform. So recently I started practicing. I was speaking to my fiance and I

Stephen Bartlett

From the Editor’s Desk said, “I just had coffee with Jason, brother of Sebastian, who works as a cashier at Walmart.” After that I told my daughter, “I think I am going to play basketball with Tyler, husband of Tricia, a member of the North Coun-

try Quilting guild.” No, these weren't Lucid connections, but do they have to be. What's so special about Lucid anyway? Are they the only label that can somehow inspire a name-dropping connection? Isn't the janitor at the mall just as valuable a human being as the guitarist of a band? So I continued, telling my father, “I posted a comment on the Facebook page of Dwayne, husband of Helen, who several years ago was your employee at the cheese plant Kraft.” To my brother I said, “I bought these shoes at the store on the corner of Elm and Riley, in that town in Vermont near Burlington, owned by the tall balding, middle-aged man, who wears the white-laced blue sneakers by Nike.”

My mom called, and I answered with, “I have been meaning to tell you I ran into Jodie, mother of Ben, who is husband of Carol, who is sister to Jennifer, who is nanny to Christian, son of Eric, who lives off a trust fund.” And oh yeah, if you happen to mention this column to anyone, tell them it was written by Stephen, son of Diane, cashier at Rite Aide; son of Stephen, who collects the disability check; brother of Matthew, a Vermont carpenter; father of Samuel, a special-needs student at Champlain Valley Educational Services; father of Darby, architect and artist; and fiance of Erica, representative of all that is beautiful and brilliant. Reach Editor Stephen Bartlett at stephen@denpubs.com.

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ports researchers say that people love sports because people with talent or skills combined with determination and dedication can do very well in sports. Americans like the idea that a person can come out of nowhere and do well in sports; it may be the ultimate meritocracy, that as Americans, we embrace. No matter the sport, who your parents are, how much money you have or who you know will not afford you an advantage. Research also reveals that we also enjoy watching grown men and women acting like children. They play with reckless abandon; 6’7” men launch themselves into the courtside crowd to save an errant ball. The centerfielder will launch his body into the stadium wall for a chance to make a spectacular catch. The wide receiver that cuts into the middle to make a catch on the fly knowing that they may be demolished by the free safety. The celebrations are as notable and famous as the sports them-

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selves. In the end zone football players have their signature celebrations, baseball players huddle around home base, bumping chests and jumping in celebration over a home run. Maybe for a few moments we forget that they are grizzled adults, some well into their thirties. Maybe it helps us all forget our age sometimes and to act like children again. Professional athletes are rare. Out of millions of young players, they, through innate talent and hard work make millions of dollars playing games that always start out as a kid’s game, whatever the sport may be. Over the last decade, participation in high school sports has continued to decline. Every year, roughly 57 million athletes aged 6-14 years of age participate in organized sports, by age 15 years of age that number has declined to 7 million. Researchers have found that many factors may have influenced this decline. Now children have many more options than before.

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Along with sports, there is also theatre, dance, martial arts, band, clubs and gaming. Children spend many hours every week playing virtual sporting games and many other games on and offline. In these tough economic times, some parents are working two jobs, making it next to impossible to transport kids to practice every day. For some, the cost of

outfitting several children in the necessary gear may be too great. Still, many researchers insist that the focus on winning may still be the number one reason that kids drop out of organized sports. It has been long known that some young athletes will not do well in a sports environment where adults put too much emphasis on winning at too young an age. Even our most elite athletes have demonstrated that not everyone develops at the same rate. Perhaps the most remarkable example might be Michael Jordan though there are many others. Can anyone imagine a coach so blind that he would actually cut Jordan, the greatest basketball player to ever grace the court? Soon those much anticipated words “play ball” will be spoken in children’s baseball games near you. We won’t know if there is a future professional player or more importantly a future area coach on the field. What we do know is that sometimes adults can ruin or greatly diminish the game for young and

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impressionable players. Please remember, when you are at sporting events that it is there game, there time, there chance to make the catch, to chest bump fellow players and to enjoy playing baseball. Don’t be that crazy, selfishly ignorant person who yells, screams and makes the game as much about them as the players. It is not about you, out of control adult, it is about them, let them play. At least some players are in the process of trying to decide if they will quit or play. Don’t be one of the reasons they decide to quit. Instead, be one of the reasons they decide to play. Give the players, coaches and umpires the respect that they have earned through the many hours of practice in preparation to be in the game. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at hurlburt@wildblue.net


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NCCS shortfall creates painful cuts By Stephen Bartlett

stephen@denpubs.com CHAMPLAIN — Northeastern Clinton Central School officials had to make some tough choices in order to create a 2012-13 budget that worked for students and the taxpayers. That's what happens when you face a budget gap of more than $1.5 million, school officials said. “We have essentially closed it now,” said Superintendent Peter Turner. The district will put forth a tax levy which does not exceed the state mandated cap, though doing so did not come without a price. The district will eliminate several positions under its 2012-13 spending plan. “Some of those cuts, such as staff reductions, those are full time employees, so that will have an impact on class size,” Turner said. At the same time, Turner pointed out that over the past five years the district has lost roughly 300 students and until now had not laid off the corresponding faculty to reflect that. The school district's budget totals $27,792,740, which is $706,617 less than the

current spending plan, representing a decrease of 2.5 percent. The district's tax levy increase is capped at 1.7 percent, or $169,733. The school district received a state aid increase of about 2 percent, or $203,191, far below the array of cost increases the district must contend with. In fact, under that aid increase the district is still operating at 2008 levels. To help bridge the gap, the district would enact more than $450,000 in staff reductions, including 4 building aides, a part time building aid, 1 secondary English, 1 math, 1 social studies, elementary teacher, .8 music, .6 art, .4 foreign language, .5 physical education, .2 speech, 7 bus drivers, bus monitor and .7 clerical. The district stands to save roughly $700,000 by returning some special education students to the district. Switching from single to double bus runs would save the district $250,000. “We need to make cuts because of the fiscal situation, but also because of enrollment going down,” Turner said. “We actually believe class sizes will continue to be very reasonable with these cuts.” Northeastern Clinton Central School continues to offer a solid program, Turner insist-

ed. There may be fewer offerings, but the programs still exist. For example, he said, the district reduced a foreign language teacher but continues to offer French and Spanish. Art is reduced in the elementary grades, but it still exists. Unfortunately, except for the physical education retirement, most of the cuts occur through layoffs. Those are people getting hurt, Turner said. The district could have chanced it, sought the 60 percent super majority and sought to override the tax levy cap. “We didn't even consider that this year,” Turner said. A contingency budget would have required roughly $170,000 more in cuts. They would have come from equipment purchases in music, transportation, special education and art, as well as non-mandated instructional and clerical positions. Turner worries about next year and the continued reliance on fund balance. Districts used to be able to create a budget and put it out to the taxpayers for support, but now there is a cap in place. “We are expecting next year will be another challenging year.”

Northeastern Clinton Central School Superintendent Peter Turner worries about next year. Photo by Stephen Bartlett

Zones create headache for town officials By John Grybos

jgrybos@denpubs.com CHAMPLAIN — A patchwork quilt of zones is just too much of a headache for the zoning board, and they’ve been outmoded by new town law that uses different designations than what’s on the books for that board. The zoning board has reworked the current law as much as it can without some help, so the members sought input from AES Northeast's Scott Allen at at their March 15 meeting. The town is divided into 23 zones right now, said Code Enforcement Officer Michael Tetreault. Reducing that to 10 or so would be a big improvement. He said that when other town officials

see their jigsaw-puzzle-like zoning map they're astonished at the number of separate zones. He and the Zoning Board have worked on the current zoning law for the last three years, and are ready for the homestretch where they finalize their plans. It might be a little tougher than the board hoped, said Allen. Rewriting ordinances and introducing new ones, like regulating outdoor woodstoves, should be a simple matter of board vote. Rezoning the town could take a much more extensive revision of Champlain’s comprehensive plan, a costly and time-consuming project that won't launch immediately. Tetreault said that even with just zoning code revisions, he’d effectively have less power as a codes

Beekmantown from page 1 attending a recent meeting were offended by Marin’s comment. “It’s not a matter of values,” said Holly Sims. She said there is no money, something people with jobs do not understand. School Board member Richard Lavigne spoke up as well, saying he talks with people who are at the end of their rope, forced to choose between buying their medicine or food. One district resident told of senior citizens who eat cat and dog food to save money. But that wasn’t the only issue that frustrated the Beekmantown Central School community. Many parents and community members say they have offered up their services for free, willing to help out with athletics, arts, music and more in an attempt to save district programs. But they say they are met with a culture of resistance from within the school community. In fact, one school official admitted that even if parents with experience want to volunteer to coach sports for free, teachers are given first choice and are provided a stipend.

enforcement officer, and he’d much prefer it that way. His job would involve much less interpretation on his part if the definitions were better. It would also put people in a better position to appeal zoning board decisions if they had more clearly explained terminology to work with. One example, said Tetreault, is the word family. Though it's used throughout the zoning code, there's no definition provided. Does it just mean people who live together, or does there have to be some legal or ancestral criteria? There's just no definitive stance to take because it's not spelled out in the code. “You have to have a law that you can hang your hat on,” for codes to be effective, he said.

Complicating matters is that a year ago, town and local ordinances were updated by a company called General Code. Now, those documents refer to the zoning law book by an organizational system that’s inconsistent with the zoning book. It needs to be updated to comply with the new reference system. Some common themes recur frequently as zoning issues because they're not addressed in the zoning code. Single- and double-wide trailer homes aren't mentioned, but they need to be regulated. Some neighborhoods don’t want those residences, said Tetreault, but trailers need a place to exist. Tetreault said the zones as they stand, in many instances, were set out specific to the owners of the

“There is a tremendous pool of parents willing to assist,” said Dave Anderson. “Any time we have tried to do that in the past, it is met with resistance.” Beekmantown Central School officials are faced with inadequate state aid, heating fuel and diesel cost increases, decreasing interest income, hikes in retirement system contributions, a tax levy limit and more. “We have a significant challenge,” said Superintendent Scott Amo. Position reductions include physical education, art, business, driver education, 4 elementary, English, 4 foreign language, library media, 3 math, music, reading, 2 science and social studies. The district also plans to cut bus drivers, custodians, aides, monitors, typists and more. The reductions would increase class sizes, eliminate instrumentals for grades 4 and 5 and reduce extra-curricular activities and athletics. “There is very little joy that comes with some of these reductions I am proposing,” Amo said. Some district employee groups have stepped up and offered pay freezes to help save positions and programs, but it is not enough. Aid remains frozen, expenses rise and the fund balance is shrinking, Amo said.

properties when it was first made. A review, though not likely to happen soon as it seems a comprehensive plan update is needed, would hopefully remove that special interest bias from zone placement. Bruce Seguin, who chairs the zoning board, noted that the current comprehensive plan is fairly vague, and wondered if there was some wiggle room so rezoning wouldn’t require a comprehensive plan rewrite. Allen said his firm can make high-resolution zoning maps in digital .pdf form so the town can put that resource on its website, along with a digital copy of its zoning law for the public to use. Tetreault said all the current information is readily available at the town hall, too.

The superintendent said the reductions were distributed across the entire district. He further pointed out that when positions are eliminated it means people lose their jobs. But that is impossible to avoid given the 71.5 percent of the budget is comprised of salaries and benefits. Some community members demanded to know what the district’s long term plan was to try and lessen the blow in the future. School officials said they had a long term plan, though they also stressed that public education is full of surprises. For example, said School Board member Stanley Kourofsky, a student with special needs who moves to the district can unexpectedly drive up costs. “You think you have a grasp on it and then it is gone.” District residents also stressed the need for shared services and suggested that perhaps each district did not need an individual superintendent. Debbie Passno said it didn’t make sense to save sports while sending teachers out the door. Some children who do not have computers rely on the ability to use the computer lab after school, she said. “Are we really looking at cuts that make sense, or cents?”

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The migration of special education By Stephen Bartlett

stephen@denpubs.com PLATTSBURGH — As public schools grapple with their budgets, a shift is occurring in a segment of the student population that, in many cases, is heard about but largely not seen. In order to save money, school districts, through some reorganization and shuffling, are bringing many special education students back to their school buildings from Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES). The move is being met with an array of reactions, with some school officials saying the change will benefit the school community as a whole and some parents wondering how the schools, with less money, will adequately care for the specialneeds children they sent from the district in the first place. “Bringing them back mainstream into the district normally means less support,” said Saranac Central School Superintendent Kenneth Cringle, “but that is the goal, to make students independent.” But some parents worry the goal is strictly cost savings and that their children will no longer receive adequate services. These parents were hesitant to speak on the record as their children are currently enrolled in the schools they are criticizing

and some of them are fighting efforts to have their children brought back to the district. They questioned how the district could adequately tend to the unique needs of their special-needs children when the districts previously said that was something they could not do and instead sent them to CVES. The parents wondered how this could now be done, especially when the districts have less money. Cringle said one of the reasons students are being pulled back is cost savings, but that is only being done with students school officials feel can be successful in the district. “Many times, placement with BOCES was temporary,” Cringle said. Last year, Saranac brought back six students, and Cringle said they are showing growth. This year the district plans to bring nine high school students back to the districts. In fact, some parents attest that the districts do a phenomenal job with their children. But there have also been horror stories about parents battling with districts for not providing their children with adequate services. Many parents have said a particular district will make decisions that are in the best interest of the district's finances and not their children, and they will then move to another district that clearly places the needs of its special-edu-

Dannemora from page 1 Now, said Saltmarsh, “It’s like we’re living right on the ocean.” People had approached government entities for help one at a time in the past, said Saltmarsh, but were dismissed as having individual problems. Getting everybody to file complaints together was key to seeing action, said Saltmarsh. John Kanoza, director of environmental health at the Clinton County Health Department, said the Environmental Protection Agency regulates the public water supply, but doesn’t regulate private wells. It’s the same for his department. His department has the nuisance complaint and emergency assistance programs. “This is clearly an emergency. You’ve got to cut through the red tape and get something done as quickly as you can for the residents.” That’s when they sent over the water buffalo, which has been filled and maintained by Dannemora town employees. The State Emergency Management Office provided a

cation students first, not allowing costs to sway them. Over the past six or seven years, Peru Central School, when possible, has established specialized programs on campus for special-needs students, instead of sending them to CVES. Of course, pointed out Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott, this is much easier for larger districts to do. It is more commonly done when the district finds itself with a group of students similar in age and specialized needs. Not only might that be a cost reduction, but it allows those students to have access to the programs, services and activities that their typical peers enjoy. “We would go to BOCES when it was not feasible to do a program on our own,” Scott said. “During recent years we have been able to establish several specialized classrooms.” Roughly 10 or 12 years ago the district had the desire to service more students on campus but lacked the classroom space. Peru also had 300 to 400 more students enrolled on campus then and was highly dependent on CVES. One of the byproducts of reduced student enrollment is more classroom space. At the same time, it still requires having enough students similar in age and needs to service them in the district.

“There are times when it is a lower cost here, but we will continue to rely on BOCES, depending on the case,” Scott said. “For us, it continues to be a mix of doing specialized programs on campus and relying on BOCES. Peru very much appreciates the level of service they provide.” Yet CVES has taken a significant hit as districts pull their students back. Last year, the organization was forced to cut 60 positions as school districts, hurting from state-aid decreases, sought fewer services. As a result, some programs were at risk of being offered, others were in jeopardy of being drastically altered and some school districts that required certain services might no longer have been able to get them, depending on how many other children required similar services. CVES, based in Plattsburgh, provides services for 17 school districts. Those services include special education, career and technical training and non-instructional support. “It is a matter of looking at whether we can offer the same program at a lower cost, and the budget season has us doing that,” said Plattsburgh City School Superintendent James "Jake" Short. “I think most schools are looking at it student by student.” Plattsburgh has talked about bringing students back before but

trailer tanker to fill with water and take to the afflicted neighborhood. The health department’s scrubbed and sanitized it, and will deliver it early in the week. Clinton Correctional Facility is involved in the relief efforts as the 5,000 gallon tanker will be filled there. “Everybody has a part in this,” said Kenoza. The state departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation will be investigate the cause of and possible solutions to the issue. The area affected is close to the state Department of Transportation highway garage, and initial concerns are that salt there is leaching into the groundwater, causing the high levels of sodium and chlorine. Recommended sodium levels in water shouldn’t exceed 20 milligrams per liter (mg/L), said Kenoza. Even that can be too much. Kenoza has high blood pressure, and he said that level can interfere with his blood pressure and cause health problems. Though he doesn’t have a specific chemical analysis, the water tested has 11,000 mg/L of suspended solids. If that’s roughly half sodium and half chlorine, then the water may have more than 5,000 mg/L of sodium.

there wasn't enough room until budget cuts began freeing up classroom space. In some cases the district has been better off sticking with CVES, but in other instances it has been more cost effective for the district to do it. “We have not hired extra administration and haven't hired extra nurses, they just take on extra responsibility,” Short said. “It has been much harder for smaller schools to do this.” Still, Short admitted, in some cases the district is not equipped to work with certain children, depending on their needs. Special education costs can come in the form of adaptive equipment, but also often stems from personnel, such as occupational and physical therapists. Still, Short said the district is better off when it can educate special education students with the typical population rather than sending them off to an isolated program. “It is part of that whole human dignity,” Short said. “We are a community and the more we recognize that and accept all kinds of different children, regardless of disability, and give them the dignity of being part of the whole culture of the school environment, the school environment improves. Everyone gets a more enriched experience when those kids are not cast away and isolated.”

King and Saltmarsh have to boil water to wash dishes and the high suspended solid content has ruined appliances and plumbing fixtures. To get potable water, they’ve drawn from the spring for years, a practice the County Health Department frowns on as that water may contain e. coli. Making the situation more stressful is King’s hobby farm. He has a couple beef cattle and other animals. He is daily worried about maintaining the animals’ water supply along with his own. The town meeting March 28 let out after 8 p.m., and King estimated that he’d need a couple hours to get enough water for his animals. “This is 2012, and I’m living in the 1800s hauling water,” he said. King will keep pushing for a solution to the water problem. With no drinkable water, his property is worthless. Recently, He couldn’t secure a loan against his land for a reverse osmosis machine to clean the water because the bank doesn’t see value in the land as collateral. “I’m not going to stop. What I’ve worked for all my life is worth nothing,” said King.

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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.

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Section XI request for two-year state championship hiatus not happening By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com WILLSBORO — What if the Section VII championship was the ultimate triumph? No regionals. No states. No five-time or back-to-back titles for Chazy soccer. No final four for Saranac girls basketball. No Hayden Head pinning his way to a title at the Times Union Center, or Arik Robinson doing it four straight times. That may just become a reality if a recent proposal is adopted — at least for the next two years. R e c e n t l y, S e c t i o n X I p ro p o s e d t o t h e New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) a twoyear hiatus on state championships in all sports, starting in the 2013-14 season. T h e y a l s o p ro p o s e d t h a t o n c e c h a m p i onships return, they only be held in “major” sports. Stephen Broadwell, Willsboro Central School Superintendent and Second Vice P re s i d e n t o f t h e N Y S P H S A A , s a i d t h e proposal did not go much beyond the initial talks. “With the Association, everything is an o p e n f o ru m a n d e a c h s e c t i o n h a s t h e i r i d e a s a n d o p i n i o n s , ” B ro a d w e l l s a i d . “They are welcome to bring them to the floor and that is what Section XI did, but it really did not receive a lot of support for those proposals.” Part of the issue for Section XI, which

Members of the Saranac Lady Chiefs celebrate after advancing to the NYSPHSAA championship rounds this season. The squad advanced to the state Class B girls Final Four. Section XI had proposed a two-year moratorium on state championships and to eliminate several “smaller” events following. Photo by Keith Lobdell is located in the Long Island region, was the amount of time that it took to get to some of the state championship sites (swimming is held at Erie Community

College in Buffalo, for example). B ro a d w e l l s a i d t h e N Y S P H S A A i s a l w a y s l o o k i n g t o m o re c e n t r a l l y l o c a t e championship sites.

“We continue to look at costs and how to save while still hosting quality tournaments and championship events,” Broadwell said. “We are trying to find ways to reduce the costs for all sections because w e k n o w w h e re a l o t o f t h e m s i t w i t h budgets.” B ro a d w e l l s a i d t h a t h e f e l t t h e s t a t e ch am pi on sh i ps were a g reat ch an ce f or high school student-athletes f ro m t h ro u g h o u t t h e s t a t e t o c o m p e t e a t t h e highest level, along with a source of pride for the communities they represent. “Saranac Central used a snow day the day of the Final Four to allow the students and community a chance to go to Troy and support their team,” Broadwell said. The Lady Chiefs played in the Class B girls Final Four on Friday, March 16, and were sent off with a community pep rally and had one of the largest fan contingents at the tournament. “It is just unbelieveable what these events do for schools, communities and t h e k i d s , ” B ro a d w e l l s a i d . “ T h i s s h o w s the best of what we try to do. I had the opportunity to go to the gymnastic state championships and some of the girls basketball games, and this is the pinnacle of accomplishment for them.” Broadwell said he also felt the number o f c h a m p i o n s h i p e v e n t s s h o u l d re m a i n the same and not be reduced. “For some, this may be the only sport or activity they are involved in all school year,” he said.

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Saturday.April.7 PLATTSBURGH — North Country Squares Dance Club meets, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Rd. 7 p.m. 561-7167 or 492-2057. CHESTERFIELD — The ADK-IDPA Outdoor Shooting Match, 8 a.m. Registration fee is $10, $15 for non-members. 834-4333. www.chesterfieldrange.com. UPPER JAY — Music Appreciation for Music Lovers ages 3 to 6, with Julie Robinson Robards, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N. 10:30-11:15 a.m. LAKE PLACID—Massenet's Manon Screening, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 7 p.m. $18, $16 LPCA members, and $12 kids. 523-2512, www.LakePlacidArts.org.

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Thursday.April.12. ELIZABETHTOWN — InternetXpress Computer Workshop, “Resume Building” at OneWorkSource, 103 Hand Ave, Chris at clawrence@acapinc.org of 873-2341. 9 a.m.noon. ELIZABETHTOWN—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Hand House, Court St. 10 a.m. 546-3565, RSVP@Logical.net. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200.

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6TC-33784 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ( LLC ) Name: Mountain Marketplace LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ( SSNY ) on March 1, 2012. Office Location: Clinton County. The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: PO Box 192 Lyon Mountain NY 12952. NCM-3/24-4/28/126TC-33800 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: LPA PROPERTIES, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/08/2012. Office location: Clinton County. SSNY has been designated as agent fo the LLC upon whom process against It may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O LPA

PROPERTIES, LLC, 550 State Route, 3 Suite 100, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. NCM-3/24-4/28/126TC-33815 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TIME AFTER TIME RECEPTION, LLC (PURSUANT TO SECTION 203 OF THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Articles of Organization of Time After Time Reception, LLC (the Company ) were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on March 12, 2012. The Company is being formed for any lawful business purpose and shall have all the powers set forth is Section 202(a) - 202(q) of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. The office of the Company is to be located in the County of Clinton, State of New York, with offices located at 127 Elm Street, Champlain, New York 12919. The SEcretary of State has

been designated as the agent of the Company upon who process against the Company may be served. The post DAY OF THE DESIGN STUDIO LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/13/12. Office in Clinton Co. SSNY design. Agent of PLLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 48 S. 6th St. Apt. 2 Brooklyn, NY 11211 Purpose: Any lawful activity. office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon such Secretary of State is : 127 Elm Street, Champlain, New York 12919. NCM-3/24-4/28/126TC-33814 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ZKR CONSTRUCTION L.L.C., Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/15/12. Office location: Clinton County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Ronald Dubray, 3 Jubert Ln., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Purpose: any

lawful activities. NCM-3/31-5/5/126TC-33825 ----------------------------DAY OF THE DESIGN STUDIO LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/13/12. Office in Clinton Co. SSNY design. Agent of PLLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC 48 S. 6th St. Apt. 2 Brooklyn, NY 11211 Purpose: Any lawful activity. NCM-3/31-5/5/126TC-33848 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: APPLE VALLEY HYDRAULICS LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/13/11. Office location: Clinton County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1737 State Route 22B, Morrisonville, New York 12962. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. NCM-4/7-5/12/126TC-33879 -----------------------------


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