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By Stephen Bartlett email@example.com PLATTSBURGH — An elderly homeowner verbally quoted an estimate of $13,000 for remodeling her home received a bill for $25,000 after the work was completed. Another homeowner was shocked when a company filed a lien on his house for $10,000 for material used by a contractor but not paid for from contract funds. These situations could have been avoided through proper use of New York state’s Home Improvements Contracts Law. Because of these and other cases, State Attorney General Eric T. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
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Arthur Mischler, age 4, takes a spin in the cockpit of the U.S Customs and Border Protection helicopter at this year’s Dozer Day. Dozer Day at the Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh was organized by the Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Plattsburgh. Twelve organizations benefit, 10 percent goes into the Kiwanis Scholarship fund. Attractions included go-karts, trolley rides, race car ride-alongs, an inflatable bouncy gator, operating a firehose, face painting, diamond and gem mining, and a Pros vs. Joes competition where a professional heavy machine operator competes against Sheriff David Favro to move small objects like a basketball and a horseshoe with excavators.
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Strangulation sentence handed down to Carte By Stephen Bartlett
email@example.com PERU — He broke her finger and her arm, punched her repeatedly, smashed a pizza in her face and choked her. Now, Bryan J. Carte will spend five years in jail, according to a press release from the Clinton County District Attorney’s office. His then girlfriend would not cooperate with law enforcement, but that didn’t prevent the now 49-year-old from being convicted and ultimately sentenced to jail. On March 5, 2011, Carte broke his girlfriend’s finger. A little more than two weeks later, he broke her arm. Then, on April 3, Carte smashed a pizza into her face before choking the woman and repeatedly punching her. His girlfriend suffered multiple abrasions, a concussion, bruises to her face and a sprained knee. Still, she was not cooperative with the Clinton County District Attorney’s office. That didn’t stop prosecutors from moving forward to ensure justice was served and protect victims who at times refuse to protect themselves. The trial stretched over five days, and the jury deliberated for five hours, in the end finding Carte guilty of second-degree strangulation and three counts of third-degree assault. At the time, Carte faced more than seven years in prison. Recently, Clinton County Judge Patrick McGill sentenced Carte to five years in jail for the felony charge. He was sentenced to one year in jail for each lesser charge, to be served concurrently. Carte was further ordered to pay $1,500 in fines and $375 in mandatory surcharges. McGill issued an order of protection for the victim that expires in 2025. Assistant District Attorney Douglas Collyer prosecuted the case, while Carte was represented by attorney Mark Cowen. “We are pleased with the sentence handed down by Judge McGill,” Collyer said.
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Mall stops smoking on its properties By Stephen Bartlett
firstname.lastname@example.org PLATTSBURGH — The scribbling and hand drawn pictures on the wall near the food court tell stories of death and sickness, as well as triumph and salvation, moments in time with tobacco. And at Champlain Centre in Plattsburgh, that’s as close as anyone is going to get to smoking on the property. All properties of Pyramids Management Group, LLC, owner and operator of 15 shopping malls throughout New York and Massachusetts will be 100 percent tobacco-free on May 31, “World No Tobacco Day.” “The goal is to create a healthier environment for our tenants and our shoppers and our mall employees,” said Dave Napolitan, Champlain Centre General Manager. The tobacco-free policy includes all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and chewing tobacco, and any other similar substances or instruments that are lit
or burning, such as electronic cigarettes. The policy includes entire properties, inside and outside, including all entry points, hallways, sidewalks, loading dock areas, parking lots and construction areas. It applies to all mall associates, tenant employees, vendors, delivery people, contractors, subcontractors and guests. “There is a lot of research indicating the health risks from exposure to smoke, even in outdoor facilities,” Napolitan said. Cigarette smoking accounts for an estimated 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, more deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined. Smoking causes acute myeloid leukemia, as well as cancer of the bladder, cervix, esophagus, kidney, larynx, lungs, mouth, pancreas, throat and stomach. Cancer can further cause infertility, preterm delivery, stillbirths,
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low birth weight and sudden infant death syndrome. Pyramid has been working with regional tobacco control partnerships funded by the New York State Tobacco Control Program and the American Cancer Society on implementing the new policy. “We strongly believe this new
policy will not only support our employees and guests who are sensitive to secondhand smoke or are trying to quit smoking, but it also will provide a more enjoyable and healthier shopping experience to the millions of visitors who come through our doors each year,” said James L. Soos, Director of Asset
Management, Pyramid Management Group. Pyramid has been providing opportunities for mall employees and the public to obtain smoking cessation information and counseling. Champlain Centre held four classes during the month of May to provide anyone interested in trying to quit smoking access to industry experts and resources. “I think we felt an obligation since we are implementing such a dramatic policy,” Napolitan said. “The classes were conducted by the North Country Smoking Cessation Center out of Saranac Lake.” He believes some smokers may be resistant to the policy, but overall expects full cooperation. “This policy means shoppers and their kids won’t have to walk a gauntlet of harmful secondhand smoke just to enter the mall,” said Alvaro Carrascal, Senior Vice President of Cancer Control, American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey. “Secondhand smoke is a known carcinogen with no safe level of exposure.”
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Public forum should have been Warning: Danger ahead allowed before Horace Nye vote
hile we have already stated we agree with the move to privatize Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown (Horace Nye: it’s time to sell, April 7 edition), we do believe that Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava has a valid point: there should have been a public meeting on the matter. During the May 29 Essex County Ways and Means Committee meeting, supervisors were deadlocked in a resolution offered by Scozzafava, a staunch supporter of keeping Horace Nye as a county-operated facility, to hold a public informational meeting before a final vote was cast. Nine supervisors voted for the measure, while the other nine (Elizabethtown’s Margaret Bartley, Board Chairman Randy Douglas of Jay, Keene’s William Ferebee, Newcomb’s George Canon, Board Vice Chair Roby Politi of North Elba, St. Armand’s Joyce Morency, Ticonderoga’s Deb Malaney, Westport’s Daniel Connell and Wilmington’s Randy Preston) voted against, leaving Scozzafava to mumble a question we tend to agree with. Why would any elected official ever vote to not allow the public to speak on something? In Washington County, supervisors held a series of public meetings on the sale of their county-owned nursing home facility and public health programs. Not only did they hold public information meetings at the county seat in Fort Edward, but they held them in other locations throughout the county. Eventually, they voted to enter into contract negotiations with Fort Hudson Health Systems out of Fort Edward. A public information meeting would allow the Horace Nye Task Force to go out into the community and present their findings to residents of the county, findings that led to a recommendation (not a resolution, as Scozzafava tried in vain to contend during the May 29 Task Force committee meeting) to sell the facility to Centers for Specialized Care. Meetings could be held at the county
seat in Elizabethtown, the Lake Placid Conference Center, the Keeseville Fire Department, the Ticonderoga High School auditorium and Minerva Central School. These meetings would remove what appears to some as a shroud of secrecy over the whole process. At a time when Gov. Andrew Cuomo has tried to make local government more transparent, the Essex County Board of Supervisors appears to be less in voting not to hold a public meeting. We know there is an argument that the time would only be taken up by upset employees or over-zealous supporters, but this is where a strong meeting leader uses their gavel to ensure that meetings remain civil, on point, and within a time limit (say, two minutes per speaker and 30 minutes for public comment, allowing at least 15 people to make their fellings felt). Those who do not respect the rules need to be deemed out of order and removed from the site. This is not new turf for the county board. In their most recent controversy, the 2012 Essex County Budget, the board held a public hearing. While the state says a public hearing on the budget is required, they also took the extra step of holding the meeting at night in order to accommodate more people, something they did not need to do. The second thing that a public meeting would have done is clear up any of the misinformation out there. We feel that the Horace Nye Task Force and subcommittee have done their due diligence in looking at the potential buyers and stand behind their recommendation to sell to Centers for Specialized Care. We feel that a public hearing would put more people at ease over the issue than the current course of not having one. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Fred Herbst, Lou Varricchio, Keith Lobdell, Stephen Bartlett, Andy Flynn, and John Gereau. Comments should be directed to email@example.com
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hat are we to make of the current economic conditions facing our country and possibly the world? Day to day we read and hear conflicting information. One day it appears the economy, while not fully recovering, is slowly improving while we chug along to better days and the next day it appears we could be heading for economic disaster and total collapse. I’m no economist, but I am an optimist and the optimist in all of us wants to believe that an economic recovery is both real and on the near horizon — that our elected officials and corporate-appointed economic gurus have our best interest in mind. After all, the next big boom could be just around the corner with a breakthrough in energy, hardware, software, nanotechnology, genetics or a major medical health cure for cancer or the common cold. We just need the reassuring green light from some higher authority. It doesn’t take a genius to see that the massive debt and our credit issues will one day have to be reckoned with and brought under control. If we don’t proactively adjust our spending and sense of value to a more realistic scope, the force of the market will do it for us, and may crush more than our economy in the process. So what do we as average citizens do? Should we be hiding plastic bags full of cash or precious metals such as gold or silver under the porch to provide a financial safety net or should we be hording canned and dried food goods in the basement and planting a survival garden to insure our food supply? How do we responsibly go about our lives today while preparing for what’s to come tomorrow? By some reports many Americans are doing these things and more. They are called “preppers,” and we are told their numbers are growing. This movement has become so popular that there are now even television shows being filmed about “preppers.” The most popular is probably “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic Channel. But is that really the best solution at this stage? Let’s be realistic, if we all started doing those things and more on a mass scale, we could probably be assured of driving the economy into a collapse. We need to apply common sense and yet still be realistically attentive to what’s going on around us. If you think
about the tough times in our history and in your life the solution was almost always community Dan Alexander support based. Thoughts from Only when we Behind the Pressline join forces and pull together are we at our strongest. Supporting our local economy keeps locals working and it keeps the dollars flowing in our communities and creates jobs. Hiding money under the porch or in your mattress removes it from circulation and deadens its affect on keeping the economy flowing. America was built on optimism and the hope of a better and free future. Our ancestors didn’t travel here without taking risks and none made it solely on their own. No society lasts forever but we shouldn’t be so anxious to assume our demise is imminent. Optimism, teamwork, disciplined ethics and hard work in building a strong nation are to me a far better solution than thinking I can survive on my own while the nation and world collapses around me. We do need to change some of our ways but the key is collectively recognizing our strengths, acknowledging that we all need to make sacrifices and focusing more energy on building our collective resources and what each of can do to meet the common good for all. President Kennedy said it all when he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Our good days are not behind us, but we certainly took for granted the path that those before us had to travel to get us to those good days. In my opinion, we can either return to the values that made us a nation envied by the world and take the lead in returning the world back to a stable economy or we can selfishly look to protect our own personal interest by hording and demanding far more than we need or in some cases deserve, while not heeding the large, neon flashing signs of danger and decline as we travel past them thinking only of ourselves. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at email@example.com
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All hail pretty conversations please S
itting in a local establishment people gather in for snacks, refreshments and socialization, I watched a woman, probably in her 40s, and according to societal standards, pretty, with curly blond hair and a slender physique, engaged in conversation with a quirky, slightly dirty and unattractive man, according to societal standards. Sadly, societal standards are often created by the privileged with utter disregard to those who fall outside those standards. In general, someone with privilege can fall under several categories, including being white, possessing wealth, lacking any disability, being heterosexual, being attractive, etc… Privilege does not make one better, it simply means one is not afflicted with the same struggles individuals who do not fall into those and other categories endure. And that is not necessarily because there is something wrong with individuals who do not fall in those categories, but that society often rejects and forces struggles upon them or adds to the
weight of their burdens, if indeed they are burdened. For example, being gay should not be a burden in and of itself, but many in society make it a burden with their judgments. Disabilities, on the other hand, can sometime be a burden, and then the struggle intensifies when many in society cast judgment or act cruelly toward such individuals. If you don’t believe me, ask openly gay individuals if they have ever been accosted in any way and follow a developmentally disabled individual in a wheelchair through the mall, especially in the food court, and take note of how many people stare and openly display their discomfort. Anyway, it was clear this woman in the local establishment wanted nothing to do with conversing with the man. I found this strange, because I noticed her seconds earlier enthusiastically conversing with others on her societal standard scale. Apparently talking with this man was tipping the scale toward a pit of filth, according to her upturned nose, narrowed eyes and body that was somehow retreating yet managing
From the Editor’s Desk to remain on the stool she sat on. It’s apparently difficult for attractive, well-spoken people to converse with less attractive people who fumble their words, don’t dress in the latest trends and dropped out of pretentious communication 101. By the way, please don’t mistake “well-spoken” for intellectual depth. Perhaps proper would have been a more suitable word to use. For the record, the ugly man uttered more of any worth in five seconds than she said her entire time in the es-
tablishment. Eventually, the slightly dirty and ugly man ceased his conversation and exited. She began talking behind his back and eliciting pity before the door closed behind him, like she had just spent an hour in some secret CIA torture chamber. As I watched her struggling to recover, I learned something about myself. I learned that despite my claims to open-mindedness, I’m extremely intolerant at times. Maybe it’s from suffering from my own bouts if mental illness in running a society that is kinder to an individual missing a limb, because that is something they can see, or someone with a heart defect, because that is something they understand. Yet they are often intolerant of people with a brain defect, because they don’t understand or believe it, despite the fact the brain is just another organ. Perhaps it is from having a son with special needs and enduring judgment because I don’t let my 5-year-old walk, despite the fact him telling me “more” while
holding him – because he can’t walk – is a greater accomplishment than a child of the parent casting judgment making a soccer goal. Maybe it’s because I have a family member who announced she was gay, and other family members express their anti-gay views, hurting her under the guise of free expression and saying, “toughen up.” Yes, I am clearly intolerant, because at times, when they say that, I am thinking, “The next time you are enduring any sort of pain, instead of relieving it, I am going to sit back and say, ‘Toughen up.’” Wait, I just remembered the woman I spoke of earlier. It must have been painful for her privileged self to converse with an uglier individual. And I am pretty sure I once wrote a column about two wrongs not making a right. So I guess I am an intolerant hypocrite at times. There you have it. Reach Editor Stephen Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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June 9, 2012
Disabled son victim of abuse in state care By Stephen Bartlett
firstname.lastname@example.org PLATTSBURGH — David Dechene’s son is 51 today and this August will have lived in group homes for 30 years. Mr. Dechene still has nightmares over what occurred during some of David Jr.’s time spent in the care of the state of New York. One caregiver would sit across from his son, turn his stone ring over and smash David Jr. on top of the head with it. If David Jr., who is developmentally disabled, cried out, the caregiver kicked him in the shin. Eventually, Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services put him on leave before moving the caregiver, who had disabled children of his own, to another facility. “Sadly, there are some who fall through the cracks and we don’t want them in the system,” said the Tupper Lake man, speaking in Plattsburgh. Last year, the New York Times ran a series of stories after conducting an investigation of the treatment of the developmentally disabled in New York state and how money is spent on their care. It found widespread problems in more than 2,000 state-run homes, detailing residents who were sexually abused, beaten and tormented by employees who were often simply transferred to another state-run facility. In 2009, fewer than 5 percent of roughly 13,000 abuse allegations were referred to law enforcement. In 2006 in Hudson Falls, an employee was
discovered in the room of a severely disabled 54-year-old woman, standing between her legs with his pants around his ankles and her diaper pulled down. The employee was transferred to another state-run home. A group-home employee in Western New York in 2007 grabbed a woman in his care and threw her against a fence and then a wall. He was moved to another home. In 2007, a small, frail 13-year-old boy with autism sitting in the back seat of a van was slowly crushed to death by a state employee who taunted the boy as he died. The employee was a high-school dropout with a criminal record and had previously abused the boy. The boy’s death led to the passage of Jonathan’s Law, which requires the state to disclose incidents of abuse to parents. Not only were many employees merely transferred and abuses not reported to law enforcement, but there are instances when the state put more effort into investigating and punishing whistleblowers than the employees they reported for abusing the developmentally disabled. Dechene hopes Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legislation that would provide further protections for the developmentally disabled and create a state agency dedicated to protecting the vulnerable population is passed. David Jr. went to another group home that seemed to be working out until the father received a call that his son had fallen in the shower and was unconscious and being transferred to Adirondack Medical Center. The caregiver said David Jr. fell when he reached for a towel. David Jr. requires round-the-clock supervision.
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“I didn’t believe him,” Mr. Dechene said of the caregiver. Three weeks later he went to visit David Jr. and found his son naked in the shower by himself while the caregiver sat in the living room, talking on his cell phone. When Mr. Dechene tried to bring the inci-
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email@example.com PLATTSBURGH — Last year, the New York Times uncovered horrific conditions in the caring for people with developmental disabilities. Workers were abusing the vulnerable population, at least one individual was killed, and the state chose to transfer abusive employees from home to home instead of contacting law enforcement. The state has responded with legislation that would create a new agency dedicating to protecting individuals with special needs, and
while some are criticizing some aspects of the legislation, others are heralding it as long overdue. “This legislation is very comprehensive in beginning to address abuse issues,” said Courtney Burke, Commissioner of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, during a recent visit to Plattsburgh. The State Senate Unanimously passed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legislation to protect developmentally disabled and mentally ill New Yorkers. It is in the Assembly now, where Democrats are negotiating some changes. The legislative session ends June 21.
More than 1 million New Yorkers reside in state operated, certified or licensed facilities and programs, including assisted living, adult homes and institutional care. Last year, those individuals were allegedly abused more than 10,000 times. “These things do happen,” Burke said. “This is about a few bad apples.” Yet those “few bad apples” have seemingly gotten away with an array of horrific abuses, including sexual, emotional and physical abuse, sometimes resulting in death. To ensure this trend does not continue and that the individuals respon-
sible are brought to justice instead of shuffled around the system, Burke said the new legislation will create a consistent set of safeguards for all vulnerable populations, to protect them against abuse and neglect. The new standards will ensure the definition of abuse is consistent across agencies, hire special prosecutors and create a statewide 24-hour hotline. The new legislation will create a new state agency called the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. The agency will have the ability to not only investigate, but prosecute cases in-
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people but still felt cozy. They reopened on Mayor ’s Cup and were packed. “What I didn’t expect, were all the new customers who came in.” Waldron appreciates how the business has expanded, embraces the daily challenges and has made lifelong friends. She also operates Koffee Kat on wheels, which was inspired while she was watching the reality series The Great Food Truck Race. “I started thinking how fun it would be to make coffee espresso on the road.” With the help of M. Dylan Raskin, the business became a reality and opened a year ago. They have a daily route and also do weekend activities. Waldron has never looked back since opening Koffee Ket. “I’m a people pleaser at heart, and it thrills me to put whip cream on their drinks.”
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serve to both create and retain quality jobs in Clinton County.” The Development Corporation, a nonprofit economic development corporation with 50 years of economic development activity in Clinton County, develops industrial parks, markets the county for new business investments, and works to retain and expand local industry. The corporation also administers the Clinton County Industrial Development Agency and Clinton County’s Foreign Trade Zone #54. Kurtz began working for The Development Corporation in 1995 and served as president and CEO from 1996 until her retirement on Jan. 17. She helped position The Development Corporation as the leading economic development enti-
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Schneiderman, during his first visit to Plattsburgh since taking office, announced settlements with 47 local home improvement contractors after they were allegedly found in violation of the law. Schneiderman said the contractors committed widespread violations of the law, including failure to provide written contracts or honor the most basic terms of the consumers’ work agreements. “It happens all too often, homeowners hire contractors without having a signed contract state that work will be done and how long it will take,” he said. “And many times, they end up with a much larger bill than expected, or with a project that was never started or completed.” Article 36-A of the General Business Law requires that every home improvement contractor, before beginning work, must provide consumers with a written contract signed by both parties, which outlines certain information and disclosures. Starting in 2009, the Attorney General’s Office initially sent warning letters to contractors to educate them about the law. But as time passed, most were still not in compliance with the law. Further investigation found that the overwhelming majority did not follow the most basic provisions of the law, while many did not have contracts for consumers and were oblivious of the law. During the investigation, a survey of more than 100 area contractors found that 30 percent failed to provide a written contract and 50 percent failed to provide the most basic provisions required by law. The law requires that the contract must provide proposed starting and completion dates, describe the work, include materials to be provided, and give notice that consumers have an unconditional three-day right to cancel the contract without penalty. The law further requires that advance deposits taken by contractors must be placed in an account at a bank separate from the contractors’ other funds. “Homeowners need to know their rights and home improvement contractors need to obey the law,” Schneiderman said. “My office will fight to protect consumers’ hard
earned dollars and ensure that bad contractors are held accountable.” Nearly 50 contractors entered into settlement agreements with Schneiderman’s office. They agreed to do home improvement work only under written contracts that comply with the law and to put all advance deposits into a customer account at a local banking institution. Each of the contractors paid penalties and costs ranging up to $1,500. Schneiderman added that even when there is a contract, many times it does not include an address for the business or full name of the contractor. “One very simple tip that consumers can follow when hiring a contractor is to write down the license plate number of the contractor. That will give authorities a better way of tracking the individual down should something go wrong.” Consumers should also be specific about the work they want done, know permit requirements, shop around, get references and check them, obtain proof of insurance, review licenses, never pay full price up front, put work to be done in writing and know where payments are going. Contractors on the list: Chimney Sweep Hearthside Shop, Adirondack Custom Granite, C. Stevens Construction, D & D Home Improvements & Roofing, Gerry Trombley Construction, Greenthumb Landscaping & Snow Removal, JB Carpentry & Fencing, Kustom Contracting, LaVarnway Construction, Laware Blacktopping & Sealcoating, Lee Remodeling, Morrisonville Construction, Painters Plus, Provost Trucking & Blacktopping, Rand Hill Lawns, Relation Poured Concrete, RJR Construction, Roto Rooter, S. Fillion’s Professional Painting, Sage Hill Custom, Saranac Hollow Construction, Trim’s Building & Remodeling’ B & S Construction, Baer Interiors, Ed’s Concrete, High Peak Builders, Jonathan Pribble Excavating, Larry Blanchard Construction, Nawakua Builders, Richard Patnode Plumbing and Heating, Rowe’s Landscaping, Sentinel Construction, Steven E. Fuller Excavating, Brockway’s Concrete Foudnations, Brown’s Construction, Git’ Er ’ Done Services, Greenwood Construction, Hot Stuff Heating, J.B. Construction, Richard Patnode Construction, Sawmill Construction, and T. Lamere Contracting.
ROUSES POINT – There will be a Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, July 13 at 8 a.m., at North Country Golf Club. There will be a buffet dinner, and cash prizes for closest to the pin, farthest drive, first and second place and other awards not to be known until the end of the tournament. Four Player Scramble shot gun start. Each team will consist of four golfers with a combined team handicap of no less than 32, straight scramble, no mandatory drive rule. The proceeds will benefit the new Rouses Point Samuel D. Champlain "Center Stage". Fees will include rental carts and will be $50 for nonmembers; $40 for members; $35 for members with cart. To register contact The North Country Golf Club, 862 Hayford Rd, Rouses Point, NY 12979, telephone 518-297-2582.
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Back from the ponds The blackflies are back, and so are the tourists, just as the fishing season has finally hit full stride. Whether fishing on the river or stream, or on a lake or a pond, all anglers should be aware of the necessary common courtesies inherent to the pursuit. Despite our focus on angling, we must recognize that we all share a common natural resource with a variety of other users. Whether visiting the waters to fish, swim, paddle, bird watch or to simply enjoy the show, safety should always be the ultimate object of any outing. The fun and the fish are simply byproducts. In this regard, a lot of anglers and other river travelers are likely to be in for a surprise this season, when they first return to their old, familiar fishing hole. In many cases, the deep, dark pools and productive riffles that many have enjoyed on local rivers, will have changed dramatically. The familiar ‘honey hole’ may have silted in, and the shallow runs could be mucky, or thick with debris. In many cases, the riverbanks may have collapsed, log jams have formed and even the course of a river may have shifted. As the weather continues to heat up and the waters begin to warm, swimmers in particular should exercise caution, especially before diving or jumping into the rivers and streams. Scout the pools with a mask and snorkel, and be sure to look before you leap. The old familiar swimming hole may no longer be as deep. Rivers and streams are a very dynamic medium. They operate on an unabated continuum, which is ever changing, ever flowing. Experienced anglers and veteran paddlers understand this process, but very few of these veteran ‘river mongers’ have ever experienced the type of high water incidents that occurred during last year ’s high water events. The floods, which were considered to be both 100 year and 500 year events, served to reshape not only the river corridors, but in some cases, entire communities. The repercussions of these back to back natural disasters are still being felt. Such is the yin and yang of flowing waters. They soothe us, entertains us, and provides us with unlimited entertainment and intangible health benefits.
And yet behind their obvious beauty, embracing depths and caressing currents, there lurks a savage heart and a relentless power. Try though we may to arrest the flow, or harness it for our use, the flowing waters will continue to prove they have a mind of their own. While some may believe we own the waters, it was quite obvious, that man is not in charge last summer. Nature rules, as it always has and always will. We are simply visitors that are graced with a splendid opportunity to enjoy the waters while we can. ...and off to the brook Over the past month, I have focused the majority of my angling adventures on a search for brook trout in the ponds. Increasingly, it appears that more and more anglers have had a similar attraction to the ponds, likely for the same reason. As a result, it has become increasingly difficult to find a lonesome pond, that is truly lonesome anymore. When I encountered nearly a dozen vehicles at the canoe launch of a popular local pond recently, it proved just too much traffic for my taste. Although I truly enjoy catching big brook trout on remote waters, I prefer to do it alone, or at least with very little company and no audience. As a result of the apparent overpopulated human population, I decided to retreat tfrom the ponds to the less traveled recesses of a much smaller fishery, on a nearby trout stream. Although the stream’s channel has been severely reduced by ever encroaching alder beds, it’s flow has sprouted a productive trout fishery in recent years, and the sinous channel has been altered by a long series of multitiered pools. These new pools are a naturally occurring phenomena. They are the result of a beaver ’s never-ending quest for fresh food and new dams. Tireless workers, the beavers have ravaged the alders in order to construct new dams, and in the process, they have created ideal habitat for brook trout. Fortunately, they’ve also cleared lanes that are just wide enough to pass a canoe, and barely long enough to permit a cast. After launching my canoe, I quickly managed to make my way downstream to the location of a series of recently constructed beaver dams. The main dam was formed in three tiers, and the waters cascading over them provided natural oxygenation. The cold water was rich in oxygen, and insect life. Alder spiders dangled from the tree branches, and mayfly shucks littered the banks. The pool at the base of the dam was barely four feet deep, and it was hardly three times as wide. It was about 20 feet long, and full of fish with nowhere else to go. In an hour ’s time, I had caught and released dozens of small brookies. Some were barely the length of a finger, and not one of them topped a foot. But there is something to be said for the old adage, “If you want more, desire less.” Maybe it can be found in the special charm of spending a desolate day casting a small fly to small brook trout on a
It is difficult to capture the allure of a small stream, wild brook trout and complete solitude. Photo by Joe Hackett
small, quiet stream. There were no trophy trout to be had, no long carries, and nobody to share in the excitement. But there were speckled jewels that proved to be eager for the fly, and I spent the afternoon catching them by skittering a dry fly across the surface. Like finned missiles, they would explode out of the dam’s deep waters to attack my offerings on almost every cast. Best of all, there wasn’t another soul in sight, or sound the whole time. I had the magnificent natural playground all to myself, with the exception of one irritated osprey, and a few does that snorted from the banks. I was lost in the pool, and I lost count of both the trout and the time. The outing did not put any dinner on my table, and there were no bragging rights associated with landing a fingerlength fingerling. Yet, I returned home wearing a wide grin, an empty creel and with the unparalleled satisfaction of knowing I could do it all over again. And, I expect I will! Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at email@example.com.
July 4 celebrations to be held ROUSES POINT — The Rouses Point July 4 Festival Committee is holding the 52nd Annual 4th of July Celebration weekend commencing June 29 through July 1. This year ’s July 4 Celebration will be called “MARDI GRAS”. The weekend events commence on Friday, June 29 featuring some carnival rides, food booths, games, vendors, the beer tent and entertainment. A combined concert of the Community Singers/Strawhatter ’s starting at 6:30 p.m. and ‘NITE TRAIN’ performing at the Civic Center Stage from 8 p.m. to midnight. The annual “Village Wide Garage Sale” will take place on Saturday, June 30 beginning at 8 a.m. For more information contact Carol Hanfield at 2975502 ext. 0.
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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Friday, June 8 WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. PLATTSBURGH —Habitat for Humanity Sale, Champlain Valley Habitat for Humanity Garage Sale, 102 Sharon Ave, 8a.m.-6p.m. PAUL SMITHS — Songwriter’s Showcase, Paul Smith’s College VIC, 8023 State Route 30, 7 - 9 p.m. Artists can bring along instrument for jam session. $15. LAKE PLACID — Magic Trip, LPCA Summer Film Series, Lake Placid Center for The Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 7:30p.m. $6 PLATTSBURGH — Summer Art Show, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street. 5-7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Open Family Swim Night, Wellness Center, at PARC, 295 New York Road. 7-9 p.m. $2. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. 562-6860.
Saturday, June 9 PLATTSBURGH — Cumberland Head Fire Department Ribbon Cutting ceremony & Open House, 36 Fire House Lane, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 561-6515. LAKE PLACID — Story Time, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 10 a.m. www.thebookstoreplus.com, 523-2950. UPPER JAY — Music Appreciation for Music Lovers, aged 3-6, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 NYS Rte 9N, 10:30-11:15 a.m. 946-2644 LAKE PLACID —Author Signing with Katherine M. Aldridge, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 3-5 p.m. www.thebookstoreplus.com, 523-2950. MOOERS — 18th Annual Mooers Town Wide Yard Sale, 9 a.m.- 5p.m. 236-7246, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Raging Rivers Antique and Classic Car Show, Adirondack History Center Museum, 7590 Court Street, 873-6466. All day. LAKE PLACID — Life History of the Black Bear, Adirondack Mountain Club, 1002 Adirondak Loj Road, 8 p.m. 523-3441. TUPPER LAKE — Relay for Life
Sunday, June 10 MOOERS — Book Sale, Mooers Free Library, 2430 State Route 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PLATTSBURGH —Soulfull Sunday Yoga Rota Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 11 a.m. PLATTSBURGH —Plattsburgh General Assembly to meet, ROTA Art Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 4 p.m. LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Club 14th annual fundraising golf tournament to benefit NYSEF, registration 11 a.m.-noon, 946-7001. SARANAC LAKE — French language, culture and cuisine night. 5-7 p.m. Location to be announced, 354-8166 to register, $20,
Monday, June 11 WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565, RSVP@Logical.net. PLATTSBURGH — Computer Class, Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 1:30 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102. PLATTSBURGH — Piloting Course offered, The Lodge at Gander Mountain Sports in The Champlain Center Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd, 6:30-9 p.m. 10 week class on Monday evenings.
Tuesday,June 12 UPPER JAY — Stephen Longmire Photo Exhibit, 'Life and Death on the Prairie', Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, noon-5 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Stained Glass Class, Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St. 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13 WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. MORRISONVILLE—Safe Schools/Healthy Students Parent-Child Play Group, Morrisonville Elementary School, 47 Sand Road, 9a.m.-noon, 572-6026. LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Masonic Lodge Flea Market at the lodge, Station Street, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market Wednesday Mini-Farmers’ Market, 17 Algonquin Drive, 9a.m.-1p.m. 523-2512, www.LakePlacidFarmersMarket.com. UPPER JAY — Seminar on Harold Pinter author of the Birthday Party, Upper Jay Art Center, Route 9N, seven week seminar, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $125, 946-8315. WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, RSVP@Logical.net.
Thursday, June 14 SARANAC LAKE— Story Hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, 10:3011 a.m. 891-4191. AUSABLE FORKS — Olde Tyme Gospel Singing, St. James Church, 14126 Nys Route 9n, 7 p.m.
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OBITUARIES MARION HEMPEL BIESEMEYER FEB 22, 1911 - MAY 31, 2012 Marion Hempel Biesemeyer, active member of the Keene age 101, of Keene, NY, was Valley Congregational born in Berlin, Germany, Church, and Community February 22, 1911. She died Easter Sunrise services on the peacefully at the MeadowMountain House lawn, often brook Healthcare covered by fresh facility on May snow, were a tra31, 2012. The dition throughdaughter of out the 1970's Joseph and Fanand 1980's. ny Hempel, she Marion was a lived most of her talented artist, adult life in working mostly Keene, NY, at in oils, and fillthe Mountain ing numerous House. sketch books, Marion completwhile on her ed her medical travels. She was studies at the University of an avid sport, and she enFreiburg, Germany, in 1937, joyed swimming, hiking, and but was unable to practice skiing. With her friend medicine there in the advent Elaine Edmonds, she coordiof World War II. When she nated a ski program for stuand her husband Walter dents at Keene Central and came to the United States in accompanied them to Marble 1940, they left behind family Mountain for Saturday ski in Germany and Switzerland. outings. The Mountain There are still family ties to House was the unofficial relatives in Hamburg, Hanheadquarters of the Hurrinover, and Konstanz, Gercane Chapter of the Adironmany. Soon after Marion dack Mountain Club, with and Walter emigrated to the meetings, picnics, and trail United States, they found crews gathering there. work as caretakers of PutMarion was predeceased by nam Camp in the Adironher husband Walter Biesedacks. In 1946, they acquired meyer, her sister Ilse Hempel property on East Hill in Lipschutz, and her grandson Keene and established the David C. Bailey. She is surMountain House business. vived by her three children Marion returned to New and their spouses: Peter York City to work on licensBiesemeyer and his wife Lining as an MD in the United da of Duane, NY, Anne BaiStates, but she was unable to ley and her husband Jim of do so, with the responsibiliPlattsburgh, NY, Bob Bieseties of a growing family and meyer and his wife Tish of a growing business. The deKeene, NY, and by several gree was restored, as an honnieces, a nephew, and her orary MD, by the University devoted brother-in-law of Freiburg in February 2001, Lewis Lipschutz. Her grandin time for her 90th birthday. children were the great love When Walter died in 1953, of her life: Walter Bailey, Lili Marion became the sole proBiesemeyer, and Tommy prietor of the Mountain Biesemeyer, and she took House and managed the delight in occasional visits business through the year from great-granddaughter 2000. She contributed to the Clara of Colorado. community by serving on the Arrangements are entrusted Boards of the Neighborhood to the Marvin Funeral home House, the Keene Valley Liin Elizabethtown, NY. A brary, and Keene Central Memorial Service will be School. held at the Keene Valley Marion also taught in area Congregational Church on schools, beginning with an Saturday, June 16, at 11 a.m. appointment as a Latin teachDonations may be made to er in AuSable Forks in the the Adirondack Mountain 1950's. She taught French at Club, and the Keene Valley Keene Central School for Neighborhood House. many years. Marion was an
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SINGLE-FAMILY HOME GREAT FAMILY HOME IN ALTONA, 10 ACRES! 3BD/2BA Country setting & hunting. 1750sqft, Built '96, addition w/ metal roof - '07. 2 car gar, Lg yard. F/B decks. Maintained field could be used for horses. $147,000 Call 493-3989 MORIAH SINGLE Family Home, 3 bedroom, bonus room, mud room, kitchen, dining room, living room, 1 full bath w/laundry hook-up, 2 acres. Asking $130,000. (518) 546-7002 or (518) 546-7064 OWNER WILL FINANCE. Single Family Home, Bank or Seller won't finance? We Help! No qualifying. No credit! Low Down. Call Today! 1-800-563-2734. firstname.lastname@example.org
HEWITT PONTOON BOAT Lift, model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1.
HARLEY DYNA HIGHWAY PEGS ADJ WITH MT KIT NEW 165.00 SELL 99 FIRM 518-492-2028 $99
KAYAK NEW. Pungo 140 Wilderness. Color is sand. $700. 518-576-0012.
1999 VOLVO V-70 Station Wagon, 207,000 miles, Green. Asking $2300 OBO. 518310-0622
2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD S50 VS 800CC, New battery & tires, 13,000 miles, very clean, garaged. (518) 946-8341. $2,800
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2001 NISSAN ALTIMA SE Titanium/Gray 100,000 miles, Fair condition. A/C, Power locks and windows, Automatic, 6 disc CD changer, 16 inch sport wheels, Spoiler $4,250 Call: (518) 527-8252 Email: email@example.com
SCOOTER 2008 50CC, no license required, 90 miles to the gal, only 900 miles, runs great, Asking $875.00 OBO. Call 518-962-8539
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2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550
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1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605
1964 FORD 4000 4 cyl., gas, Industrial loader & industrial Front End, 12 spd., German Transmission, Pie Weights, $4750.00. 518-962-2376 Evenings.
2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $5300. 518-492-2348
6 HANKOOK WINTER Ipike 185/65r15 88t Tires 1/3 tread depth. $95 for all OR trade for 205 215/70r15 tires 518-3356904
1989 TOYOTA SUPRA fully loaded, all electric, all power, 5 spd., hatch back, sunroof, runs good, $4500. 113 Flat Rock, Morrisonville, NY. 518-563-9967
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HARLEY DAVIDSION 2003 100TH ANN HERITAGE 2003 HERITAGE 100TH ANNIV MANY UNUSED ORIG PARTS 50 UP 518-492-2028 $50
1980 BLUENOSE SAILBOAT 23.5' Bluenose Sloop w/1995 trailer & 1995 4 h.p. Johnson Sailmaster motor. Original sails in good condition incl. mainsail, jib & multicolored genoa. Teak trim refurbished 2010. Sails beautifully. $5,500 (315) 6855553
2004 HONDA CIVIC DX Green/Beige 80,000 kms, Good condition. Very little damage to interior/exterior $7,000 OBO Call: (518) 420-3445 2005 DODGE NEON auto, 40,000 miles, Red, new brakes, radiator, good on gas mileage, $4,000. Call: (518) 5231681 2007 DODGE Grand Caravan, Wheelchair accessible by VMI, driver transfers to drivers seat, tie downs for two wheelchairs in back, tie downs for one wheelchair in front passenger position available when passenger seat is removed, automatic everything, air, air bags all around including sides, enhanced stereo, Ultimate Red Crystal in color, no scratches/dents or other damage, has always been kept in an attached garage, seats have always been covered, never been smoked in, 5,040 miles, VIN 2D8GP44LX7R256881, original price $52,000, asking $30,000 or make an offer, call Jerry in Tupper Lake at 518-359-8538 2007 PORSCHE BOXSTER Burgundy/Beige Excellent condition. 5,6000 Miles, 6 cylinder, 5 speed automatic w/ Tiptronic Transmission, loaded w/many options, in show room condition. 315-447-0888 $35,500 OBO. MUSTANG 2010 convertible, V-6, auto, leather interior, runs great, 45,000 miles, loaded. Asking $18,000 OBO. Call 518-962-8539
WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 19671980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650,H1500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3400 Suzuki GS400,GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310721-0726 firstname.lastname@example.org
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SUVS 1998 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4WD, Runs great, needs two rear tires and sway bar bushings $1,200 OBO (518) 891-0163
TRUCKS 1981 INTERNATIONAL single axle dump truck, runs great, inspected and on the road. $4000 OBO. 518-834-9088. 2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, $3995. 518-576-9042
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