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Alumni return to LLCS to talk about the transition to college life.

Newcomb resident builds colossal 200 foot snowman.

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Gore Mountain boosts local food pantry By Lindsay Yandon NORTH CREEK — The shelves of the Johnsburg Food Pantry were empty just days before Christmas this year. But, on Christmas Eve,

Gore Mountain delivered the second half of their food drive just in time to fill the shelves before the holidays. From Dec. 5-20 Gore Mountain has been deducting $10 from their ticket prices with the donation of one non-perishable food item.

This is roughly the 11th year of the program, according to Gore marketing director Emily Stanton. This year, however, is the first year Gore has taken $20 off their ticket prices for two food items. “By doubling our discount this year, we also generated twice as

much food,” said Stanton. Gore delivered two rounds of donated food to the Johnsburg Food Pantry, totalling well over 7,200 items. Many skiers even donated beyond what would give them a discount on their tickets. Evelyn Goodspeed has been vol-

Snow, fog limit visibility By Fred Herbst

By Jon Alexander NORTH CREEK — Open for less than a month, state-owned Gore Mountain Ski Center has apparently irked more than 380 people with its newly imposed $10 premium parking fee. The “Skiers Against Paid Parking at Gore” group on the popular social networking site Facebook has become the place for angry skiers and snow-boarders to protest ever-rising costs at the ski center, operated by the Olympic

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Rose Bush wins lighting contest By Lindsay Yandon

The halls of Long Lake Central School were full of holiday cheer Dec. 22. Elementary students at LLCS competed in a door decorating contest — pictured here are fifth and sixth grade students and the door they decorated. Photo by Lindsay Yandon

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CROWN POINT — After more than 80 years of service, the Lake Champlain Bridge has been retired. The span, which was closed Oct. 16 after structural problems were discovered, was demolished Dec. 28 to make way for a new bridge. “It was a little sad,” said Nancy Frasier, Times of Ti photographer, who covered the demolition. “After all these years to see it come down like that was sad.” Construction of a new bridge is planned to start in the spring with completion targeted for summer 2011. A new ferry service is being readied near the former bridge in Crown Point to serve motorists while a new structure is being built. The Ticonderoga ferry is also running with the help of anti-ice measures. The Lake Champlain Bridge opened Aug. 26, 1929, with two governors — New York’s Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vermont’s John L. Weeks — leading the festivities. This week’s demolition was nearly as festive. Hundreds of people turned out in New York and Vermont to watch as the bridge was imploded and crashed into the lake. Public viewing areas were set up at Port Henry Beach and Bulwagga Bay in New York as well as along Route 125 in Vermont. The spectacle was televised live and broadcast on the internet. It was covered by more than 100 media members. Snow and fog at the time of the demolition limited visibility to a half mile. Sirens sounded 10, 5 and 1 minute before the demolition to warn people of the blast, but many of those

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NEWCOMB — Rose Bush won the Newcomb Lighting Contest this year with her circus themed lights and decorations. She joined 78 other lighting contestants across the town of Newcomb. Bush has been decorating the entire culdesac that she lives on for years and never ceases to present an impressive display. The committee, made up of community members, judged the lights on Dec. 22 and assigned first through third place as well as an honorable mention,

unteering at the Johnsburg Food Pantry for more than 20 years and accepted the donation from Gore. She followed in the footsteps of her mother to see the food pantry through changes in locations, and both empty and overflowing


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Upper Hudson Rail Trail gains support NORTH CREEK — The Upper Hudson Rail Trail (UHRT) has gained many new supporters recently due to the publicity surrounding the Healthy Trails, Healthy People grant we won last month from Parks and Trails New York. They would like to welcome those supporters and outline a few news items. Membership: UHRT will soon get their non-for-profit organization fully functioning and will have formal memberships at several levels, including free. Grant application: UHRT has submitted another application to PTNY for "Capacity Building" grants. These grants provide a modest amount of money intended to build up the stature of a new organization. Trail Neighbors: There are many adjoining property owners in North River, and for some, the trail comes quite close. UHRT is in the process of addressing the concerns of those property owners. Rail Banking: UHRT will be using the 1983 Federal Rail Banking statute to acquire the corridor. This means the rails can be removed without triggering reversionary clauses. Courts have affirmed the power of this law not only to prevent reversion, but to assure that the acquiring party has the right to build a trail. Ray Brook Meeting: At a preliminary meeting with APA and DEC UHRT presented the concept for their trail and the rather pressing need to preserve the corridor for public use. The next UHRT general meeting will be in North River in January. For more information visit or follow the UHRT on Twitter at

Parking From page 1 Regional Development Authority. This Facebook site has hosted hundreds of posts and comments by those who see the new parking fees as just another money grab. “How are there plenty of smaller mountains, with way cheaper lift tickets, surviving without paid parking? Gore just knows that they could charge $30 for the entire front lot if they wanted, and it would still be full of Jersey plates every weekend,” one commenter said. “These are the things that keep people away from the mountain and make customers feel unappreciated.” Prior to this year, parking at Gore had been on a firstcome, first-serve basis. But faced with a $7 million shortfall in its $26 million budget, ORDA venues are looking for ways to boost the cash flow. A weekend day-pass at the mountain is $75. Last week, Gore Mountain Manager Mike Pratt said that the premium parking concept was his idea and that only 25 percent of the parking lot closest to the base lodge is now considered premium.

And premium parking fees aren’t limited to Gore Mountain. Gore’s sister mountain, Whiteface, charges a $15 fee for the best spots and the Vermont skiing Mecca at Killington has a $10 premium fee. But for the nearly 400 members of the anti-parking fee group, there is no excuse for the mountain’s new fee, especially in a recession. “I was utterly shocked when I heard they were going to be doing this,” another commenter said on the site. “As if it isn’t hard enough to scrounge up the money to pay for a lift ticket in this economic climate.” The Facebook group’s administrator, Jeffrey Moeckel has been posting the contact information for ORDA brass and state elected officials, as well as keeping a running tally of the cars in the premium lot. He claims he was posting polite – but critical – comments on the official Gore Facebook page and was promptly “un-friended.” According to Moeckel, between five and eight cars have been in the premium spots on weekdays, while only 20 parked in the best spots last weekend.

Alpacas from Gore Mountain Farm are led in the North Creek Christmas Parade. Appropriate for the winter months, Gore Mountain Farm features both domestic and imported yarn as well as sweaters, socks, gloves and a variety of items made from alpaca fiber. Blankets, raw fleece and stuffed animals are also available at the farm store. For more information on these alpacas and Gore Mountain Farm, contact Barry Finer & Virginia French at 251-3040. Photo by Lindsay Yandon

Pantry From page 1 shelves. “She runs the show,” said fellow volunteer Anita Abrams. This year, Goodspeed saw an increase in the need in the surrounding communities and has emptied the shelves of the food pantry several times. Warren County also elimi-

nated the existence of emergency food stamps, encouraging more people to visit the food pantry for assistance. “Gore’s donation is exactly what the shelves need,” Goodspeed said. “When the shelves are empty, however, the food is where is needs to be.”

On behalf of the Johnsburg Food Pantry, Evelyn Goodspeed accepts the donations generated from the annual Gore Mountain Food Drive from Laura King, Bill Welsh and Gore marketing director Emily Stanton. Photo by Lindsay Yandon

Brian Needham from the North Creek Grand Union presents a generous check from their "Food for All" program to Anita Abrams of North Country Outreach Center. The donations, collected from Grand Union patrons, will be used to support the Johnsburg Food Pantry. Photo courtesy of “Food for All”

Susan Murante of the North Creek Depot Museum fund raising committee presents a check of $1,000 to Helen S. Miner, president of the North Creek Depot Museum on behalf of the “Review Foundation of Albany, New York.” The contribution will be used toward much needed building renovations at the North Creek Depot. Photo by David R. Braley

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Alumni give LLCS students a close-up look at college life By Lindsay Yandon lindsay@denpubs LONG LAKE — On Dec. 22, recent alumni of Long Lake Central School visited their alma-mater to give current high school students an inside-look at what college is really like. The event was coordinated by guidance director Tisha White, who invited current undergraduate, graduate students and members of the armed services to spend a portion of their holiday Long Lake Central School alumni Jessica Plumley, Alexandra Harris and Nicole Andrews speak to break with students at LLCS. current LLCS students about life after high school. This is the second year she Photo by Lindsay Yandon has conducted this panel. Alumni gave current high drews from SUNY College of Environty of sports in college and encouraged school students grades nine-12 at LLCS mental Science and Forestry. students to seek out athletic opportustudying advice, warnings about the Smith quoted a LLCS teacher and nities. horrors of roommate selection and a said, “Work hard and play hard. Find “Sports are just as big in college as commentary on what college is like for a balance between the two and then they are in Long lake and it’s a way to someone who graduated from a small separate them.” find people you have things in common public school, among other things. Some students noted the difficulties with,” he said. Long Lake will graduate eight students that their “small school” may create White plans to continue the panel in 2010. when starting college, but never failed each year and she feels that it provides Visiting alumni included Chelsey to acknowledge that they felt well-pre- interesting insights for students. Wallace from the University of North pared by LLCS. ”It has proved to be tremendously Carolina, Jessica Plumley from Sage “You will get homesick, but there is helpful. I set them up with questions Colleges, Alexandra Harris from St. so much to do. Meet people. You meet and they go right in the direction that I Lawrence University, Nicole Andrews people in college you will never have want them to,” she said. “I could say from SUNY Potsdam, Alex Olbert from the opportunity to meet in Long Lake,” the same things and the students the US Coast Guard, Andy Snide from said Wallace. wouldn’t hear me, but coming from SUNY Cortland, Alex Smith from St. Olbert acknowledged the availabili- their peers it means more.” Lawrence University and David An-


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Ray Bush starts snowman tradition

InBrief TOPS comes to Newcomb NEWCOMB — Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is starting a chapter in Newcomb. The first meeting will be held on Jan. 6 at 6:30 at the Senior Center on 28N. Debra Allen, a coordinator from Queensbury will be present to answer questions. The first meeting is free and a $26/yr due will be paid upon joining and then $1/week after that. Contact Connie Fontaine for more information at 583-5602.

Next Minerva Winter Carnival meeting planned MINERVA — Mark your calendars for the next planning meeting for the 2010 Minerva Winter Carnival on Jan. 5 at 6 pm at the Minerva Town Hall. The focus of this meeting will be to review the schedule of events and times, which were drafted during the last meeting. The Carnival is scheduled for Feb. 12-14. All interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to attend this meeting. Contact Mike Corey at 251-5060 with any questions about the meeting or the Carnival.

Correction On behalf of the News Enterprise, I would like to correct an error made in the “Newcomb seeks a revival: Turns to Chazen Companies” article in the Dec. 26 issue. The photo caption stated that Winebrook Market was once Newcomb’s only source of groceries. In reality, Bissell’s Store has been serving the town of Newcomb with groceries and other services since the early 1920’s. Winebrook Market did not move from Tahawus until 1963 and then joined Bissell’s Store in serving the citizens of Newcomb. We apologize for overlooking Bissell’s store. Your Editor, Lindsay Yandon

Builds 20-foot creation By Lindsay Yandon NEWCOMB — Despite the slow start to this year ’s winter, Ray Bush of Newcomb managed to create a 20 foot snowman in his front yard on Santanoni Drive. Three years ago, he built a towering creation at 16 feet. This year, however, he set out to beat his previous record. “I don’t know what I will do next year because this is about as tall as I can go without it falling over,” he said. After 10 hours of work with the help of an 8-foot step-ladder, and extension ladder and a shovel on the Sunday after Christmas, Bush unveiled the fruits of his labor. “I helped out a lot,” said Bush’s 4year-old stepson, Eric Ladd. This larger than life snowman created some problems when it came to accessorizing. Bush used CDs for the buttons and lids to coffee cans for the eyes. The snowman’s smile was formed from a twisted t-shirt. “I just hope it brings a few smiles to people walking or driving by my house,” said Bush. “It’s really all for the kids.”

Ray Bush’s snowman on Santanoni Drive in Newcomb. Photo by Lindsay Yandon

Contest From page 1 according to committee member Jeanne Garrand. “The feeling of Holiday spirit this year was impressive,” she said. The winners are as follows: 1st place - Rose and Butch Bush on Sanford Lane 2nd place - Danny and Tonya LaRose on 28N 3rd place - George and Gert Armstrong on Marcy Lane Honorable Mention - Bootie and Mandy Bush The committee commended the town of Newcomb on their Memory Tree, the decorations at the Overlook and Town Hall, and lighted decorations on the poles throughout the town. “We on the committee would like to congratulate the contestants on a job well done and wish them a Happy New Year,” said Garrand.

Some of the many decorations at winner, Rose Bush’s home on Sanford Lane. She decorated in a circus theme. Photo by Lindsay Yandon

Ongoing BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — Open for holiday shopping Monday through Saturday from 10am - 4 pm, from Dec. 1 - 23. Shop online at NEWCOMB — Newcomb Mt. Quilters meeting 1st Monday and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 pm at Newcomb Firehall. NORTH CREEK — The Town of Johnsburg library hosts a pre-school story hour and crafts every Friday from 10 - 11 am. NORTH CREEK — The North Creek American Legion Post 629 holds monthly meetings the third Tuesday of every month at 3:30 pm at the firehouse. All old and new members are welcome. JOHNSBURG — Millennium Choral groups meets every Monday at 7 pm at JCS for rehearsals. JOHNSBURG — The Town of Johnsburg Library Board of Trustees meets the first Wednesday of each month at the library at 5:30pm. The public is welcome to attend. JOHNSBURG — Fine Arts Group meets Tuesdays from 9:30-noon at the Wevertown Community Center, Rt. 28 at Rt. 8 September through June. Multiple mediums are addressed and all levels of talent are welcome.

Local watercolor artist Kate Hartley teaches/guides us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. The group is funded in part by the Town of Johnsburg. NORTH CREEK — Johnsburg Central School Pre-school Story Time for three and four year olds on Mondays, 10:30-11:15 am in the elementary library. Contact Mr. Eric Gelber 251-2921 ext. 3804. Begins October 6 and runs till June. MINERVA — Planet Minerva meeting 2nd Wednesday of each month at town hall, 7 pm. NORTH CREEK — The Gore Mt. Senior Citizens meet the 4th Monday of each month at the Meal Site in North Creek at 5:30 pm for a covered dish followed by our meeting. All over 55 are invited to join. NORTH CREEK — Free transportation for town of Johnsburg seniors age 60 and over to Glens Falls and Queensbury for shopping and medical appointments every Thursday. Call Barbara Lynch at 251-5546 for more information. WEVERTOWN — Johnsburg Historical Society meeting 1 pm. every 1st Monday of month at the JHS office. Hours are Monday and Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm at Wevertown Community Center. Contact 251-4253.

LONG LAKE — Fancy Fibers Knitters meet at Adirondack Fibers 7-9 pm every Tuesday. JOHNSBURG — Play Group, sponsored by The Baby’s Place, meets on the first, second and third Tuesday, Sept. – June, from 10 – 11:30 am, at the Outreach Center, on Rt. 28. All babies and young children, under four years of age, are welcome to attend with a parent or other caregiver. For more info, or to arrange a ride, phone 251-4425 or 251-4460, and ask for Teresa or Joyce.

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Happy New Year!!! Saturday January 2 LONG LAKE — Snowmobile safety at town hall beginning at 9:30 am. Call Long Lake Parks & Recreation at 624-3077 ext. 13 to register for the class.

Tuesday January 5 MINERVA — Planning meeting for the 2010 Minerva Winter Carnival at 6 pm at the Minerva Town Hall. Contact Mike Corey at 2515060 with any questions about the meeting or the Carnival.

Wednesday January 6 NEWCOMB — Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meeting at 6:30 at the Senior Center on 28N. Contact Connie Fontaine for more information at 583-5602.

Saturday January 9 LONG LAKE — Lake Eaton Fishing Derby. For more information contact 624-3077.

Tuesday January 12 JOHNSBURG — Informational meeting for youth baseball and softball at the Wevertown Community at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to come, express input and support the teams. For more info call 251-5119 or 251-3311.

Wednesday January 13 JOHNSBURG — First meeting of the new book club at the Johnsburg Library at 5 pm. is in the works at the Town of Johnsburg Library. The first selection is My Life in Paris by Julia Child. For additional information, call the library at 251-4343.

SATURDAY January 2, 2010


s my readers know, I am often inspired to write my Musing based on song lyrics. But, for my New Years Musing, I had a very different source of inspiration. One of the Christmas presents our son-in-law purchased for our daughter was a snow board purchased from the House Company in St. Paul, MN. Packaged with the snow board was a piece of paper printed with the following motto of the company:

Attitude “In addition to friendship, attitude is one of the few things in life where we have a true choice. We cannot change what is fated to happen or the actions of events or other people. What we can change is our reaction to such things with the attitude we adopt. In truth, our attitude can be more important than anything we do. It can make or break families, companies, and nations. It is more important than schooling, talent, looks or wealth. How we react is everything and our attitude is the choice we have; it is a choice we make every minute of every day. It is a state of mind that no one can take from us. If we are in control of our attitudes, we are in command of our lives. And that is the best way to live.” You may not wholeheartedly agree with every aspect of this message, but I believe that an awareness of the effect our attitude has on our general well-being, and an effort to control our reactions and adopt a positive mental attitude would be a great resolution. Happy New Year!

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WARRENSBURG — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County and neighboring counties are now accepting applications for Master Gardener volunteers. The 2010 training for Master Gardeners will commence on Jan. 25. The Master Gardener Training program provides Cornell University faculty, Extension staff, and local experts to instruct a wide range of horticultural topics including Basic Botany, Entomology, Soils, Home Lawn Care, Vegetable and Fruit Gardening, Composting, Organic Gardening, among others. Local regional training is held in Ballston Spa on Mondays from late January to mid April. Upon completion of their 12 week lecture series, volunteers begin the real portion of their training. Master Gardeners are relied upon to help answer the enormous volume of calls that County Extension offices handle during the gardening season. Master Gardener volunteers also provide gardening information to community groups, school children, and the gardening public through lectures, pH soil clinics, demonstration gardens, articles in a monthly newsletter, and garden workshops. Master Gardeners are also provided with advanced training and are encouraged to attend state and regional conferences as well as Master Gardener sponsored garden tours. For more information call Julie Nathanson at 623-3291 or 668-4881.

MINERVA - Bernard P. Lynn, 88 of Lynn Road, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the Adirondack Tri County Nursing Home in North Creek. Bernard was born Aug. 11, 1921 in Minerva, the son of the late Dennis and Mary Mea Lynn. Bernard was predeceased by his brothers Arthur, Francis and Edward Lynn and his nephew Terry Lynn. Bernard graduated from Minerva Central School, Class of 1939. He served in the Army Air Force, in the South Pacific Area as an Aerial Engineer, from Sept. 1942 to Oct. 1945. He flew 63 missions in a B-24 Bomber. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Bernard was employed at General Electric in Schenectady prior to WWII. He was later employed at National Lead in Tahawus, where he retired after 36 years of service. He was a Charter Member, and retired from the Minerva Volunteer Fire Department, where he served for one year as President, and was an Emergency Medical Technician and Fireman. He was a Charter Member of the Minerva Little League. Bernard was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Issac Joques Council 333, Ticonderoga, a member of the VFW Post 3120, Tupper Lake, and the 43rd Bomb Group. He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Olmstedville. Bernard is survived by his sister Margaret Lynn Douglass of Lowville, NY, his nephew Rod (Sharon) Douglass of Catorland, NY, his niece’s Mary Irene (Rob) Lee and Michele Roberts of Lakeland Florida, his nephews Michael (Gerene) Lynn of Scotia, NY, Daniel (Kathy) Lynn of Minerva and several loved and loving grand- nieces and grand-nephews. The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the Minerva Volunteer Fire Department, Rt. 28N, Minerva, NY 12851



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News Jeff and Tanya Wemett were thrilled to have Jordan and Logan home for Christmas even though they really missed Nolan. They enjoyed having breakfast with Rollie and Shirley Cleveland. Ona Dunkley was pleased to have several friends and helpers to share in an evening of snacks and gifts exchange. On Christmas Day, Myrtle Rist picked her up and enjoyed a great meal with Doug and Kim McCall and family. Ron and Kathy Allen and Emma Parsons enjoyed spending Christmas with Kurt and Rachel and family. Earl Allen had 12 people at his home on Christmas Eve and 17 on Christmas Day.

Question of the month: What is the best gift you have ever given? I gave Madison a fake pony for her birthday. She likes ponies. Drue Degroat - Kindergarten - Johnsburg Central School The best gift I have ever given is a make-up set because it had lipstick. Abbie likes lipstick. Paige Warrington - Grade 1 - Minerva Central School I gave my sister a camera. It was pink - my sister ’s favorite color. She gave me a big hug. Haley Mason - Grade 2 - Johnsburg Cen-

tral School The best gift I ever gave was my picture in a picture frame I made. It was made out of birdseed and was blue. Alyssa Comeau - Grade 3 - Newcomb Central School

The best gift I ever gave someone was a pin cushion. I gave it to Ruth because she sews a lot. I made it at school during Home Ec. She enjoys it and still uses it today. Kaleb Helms - Grade 5 - Newcomb Central School

The best gift I have given someone is friendship. I think that friendship is the best gift ever. I have so many friends and they all have kept that gift. Emma Hagadorn - Grade 4 - Johnsburg Central School

The best gift I’ve ever given had to have been the 14 karat gold dolphin bracelet I gave to my step-sister nicole for her birthday two years ago. Jesse Moulton - Grade 5 - Minerva Central School


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Deaths We are sorry to hear about the death of Ron Coleman. Ron and Ellie lived in Johnsburg for many years with daughter, Ronda. Ellie enjoyed Christmas dinner with Ronda and family.

Happy Birthday: Katie Kramar, Brandon Warner, Thomas Blake, David Cleveland, Laura Allen, Sterling Allen, Taylor Ordway, Mary Russell, Makayla Denno. Enjoy each and every day!

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North Country Ministry applauds local community To the News Enterprise: On behalf of North Country Ministry (NCM) and the people we serve, I would like to thank all the wonderful businesses, individuals, and volunteers for their time and effort helping NCM at the 20th Friends of Santa Craft Show. Whether you gave money, precious time, gifts for the raffle or soup - whatever you did, we want you to know we couldn't have done it without you. This is especially true because it was our first year running this annual community event. Because of you we will be able to donate funds to the Johnsburg food pantry and to other local emergency needs. Most of all we give a big "Thank You" to all the great vendors for showing up and making the Friends of Santa a great success. Cindy Lamb Chairperson

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To the News Enterprise: Thank you for your post on Dec. 17, in which you kindly outlined your efforts on behalf of constituents. They are appreciated. I am, however, far more concerned about the impact of the Health Care Bill on the country. It reduces effective availability of quality health care; it magnifies existing disincentives to economic common sense; by any measure of rational accounting, it rapidly expands the nation's aggregate financial debt; it generates huge tax increases, both manifest and hidden, thereby gravely damaging the economy, wealth formation and job creation; it creates yet another vast Federal bureaucracy; factor in, too, the profound dishonesty (no other word for it) of the legislative process that produced the bill including 10 years of revenue vs. some 6 years of benefits; buying the votes of Senators Landrieu and Nelson, and sticking New York (and other states) with the cost, etc.. It's enough to make Mr. Madoff blush. The effect of all this along with other massive spending bills will be continuing long-term damage to our economy that will eventually cripple sound national security policy because, like Europe, we will not be able to afford both. Needless to say, once we find ourselves wrapped up with the social benefits of this health care "tarbaby", and the dependence and sense of the entitlement they engender in the citizenry, we will find it politically impossible to disengage from it regardless of the dangers we face. I urge you, therefore, to stand to your duty, show real political leadership and vote against cloture and against this deeply harmful bill. You can show even greater leadership and take charge of your political destiny and submit a one-page "Healthcare Bill Term Sheet" for a truly constructive alternative bill that surely three quarters of the country would enthusiastically support. It should concentrate on the large, high visibility, high impact issues, including: 1. With regard to the alleged saving of $500 billion in Medicare/Medicaid waste and fraud, provide a period of time - say up to 5 years - during which the government would be called upon to prove what level of actual savings could in fact be obtained. 2. Provide for a tough-minded, common sense tort reform. Defensive medicine costs vast amounts of money, foolishly and wastefully. A failure of tort reform is a payoff to the tort lawyer lobby. 3. With respect to insurance: 3.1. Forbid state-by state insurance company monopolies/oligopolies and replace that system with real nationwide insurance company competition. You do not need a government insurance option, or foolish Medicare "buyin". What you need is real private market competition. It's time we tried it, and stop governments, whether state or federal, from preventing it! 3.2. Forbid insurance companies from denying coverage (or pulling coverage) for pre-existing conditions. Such provision needs careful structuring so that we avoid motivating healthy individuals to avoid coverage until they actually get ill. 4. Insist on proper accounting and realistic estimates of current and future costs. Refuse to have anything to do with dishonest timing mismatches between benefit payouts and proper benefit accruals and costs. Overall, Senator, there is deep and roiling revulsion at government for its arrogance, deviousness, dishonesty, overbearing posture and disdain for the opinion of the American people. This places all incumbents at serious risk. The present time is one of those rare moments in political life when doing the brave and right thing for the nation and all Americans is far less risky than simply going along with the party, the administration and the moneyed special interests that provide politicians financial support in return for their allegiance. The kind of thoughtful and gutsy initiatives outlined above would separate you from the mass of Washington politicians and protect you from the mounting winds that blow bad tidings for today's incumbents.

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home to watch it on TV,” Crown Point Supervisor Bethany Kosmider said. “From what I saw, it was very quick, not as loud as they said it would be and an impressive display of precision by a internationally-known company. “It is sad to see the old bridge go down, but staying focused to the future, I am hopeful that the new bridge will move along as smoothly as the demolition,” she said. “Mother Nature certainly did not want to cooperate today but the job was accomplished anyway.” New York Gov. David Paterson said the demolition is a key step in restoring normal traffic to the region. “We continue to move as quickly as possible to restore the vital connection between our states, and resume normal

transportation across Lake Champlain on behalf of those who live near and depend on it in their daily lives,” Paterson said. “The bridge coming down weighs heavy on our hearts, but it is a critical task that is now completed,” he said. “The former Lake Champlain Bridge, which served our states well since it opened in 1929, had outlived its lifespan. Once the new bridge is built, we will have an even more majestic connection between our states, and the communities in the surrounding areas will benefit from a span that will be more modern, but will preserve the environmental and historical integrity of the area.” Roads leading to the bridge were closed to the public. A safety zone of 1,000 feet was es-

tablished for land access and a 2,000 foot no-fly zone was declared by the Federal Aviation Association. The demolition was handled by Advanced Explosives Demolition, Inc. of Idaho. In order to protect the public during the Lake Champlain Bridge demolition and subsequent debris removal, the United States Coast Guard has established a water safety zone of a minimum of 1,000 feet on either side of the bridge. No vessels, vehicles or people are permitted within the area without Coast Guard approval through April 15 to allow the channel to be cleared of debris.

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RAY BROOK — An employee at the state Department of Environmental Conservation in Ray Brook is alleging that she’s been harassed, threatened and discriminated against. According to the Albany Times Union, Alelie Serrano told state Department of Human Rights Administrative Law Judge Edward Luban last week that her co-workers have been harassing her for some time. She alleges that they’ve made comments about speaking Spanish to her family and calling her salsa ring tone jungle music.

Serrano, a 30-year old Hispanic woman, is a dispatcher for DEC Region Five. She also testified that a hangman’s noose was hung in front of her locker and that her car was recently vandalized. Serrano said that the alleged noose featured a six-inch by 10-inch loop. DEC Bureau of Affirmative Action Director Juan T. Abadia was informed of the matter prior to Serrano filing an outside complaint. He testified that after investigating the matter, he recommended diversity training at the Region Five headquarters, but was ignored. Abadia, a former Army Ranger, testified that the knotted-rope couldn’t be mistaken

for anything but a noose. Serrano’s husband – a Region Five DEC officer – and another co-worker testified on her behalf. Witnesses for DEC testified that the hanging rope was not a noose at all, but instead used for knot training. DEC spokesman Yancey Roy declined comment late Monday afternoon. “It’s a personnel matter and going through the legal process,” Roy said. “We obviously can’t comment at this time.” At the hearing, DEC brass defended the actions of its employees, stating that little if any evidence exists to reinforce Serrano’s claims.

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watching missed the actual explosion because it happened so quickly — in about 2 seconds. Slow-motion replays of the event showed a series of 500 charges exploding along the 2,184-foot bridge and its collapse. “I could see it well,” said Frasier, who was located in a special media zone at the Crown Point Historic Site. “There was some fog, but I could clearly see the lights (charges) flashing, the explosion and the bridge coming down. “It was kinda exciting,” she added. Some of those planning to watch the event gave up because of the conditions. “I went to Port Henry to watch the demolition, but there was zero visibility so I went

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Orange continue to dominate By Lindsay Yandon

Oh, that mischievous little dog Cedar, for those who are newcomers to this column, is the young dachshund I acquired a little more than a year ago to help me track and locate mortally wounded deer. While she’s continually making progress in that regard, she seems just as intent in wrecking my house and her digestive system through random acts of mischief.


o call my pup Cedar a hellion on four paws would be the understatement of the century. In her first year on this planet, she’s managed to chew her way through every part of my wardrobe, including no less than 20 pairs of sneakers, boots, sandals and slippers as well as dozens of electrical cords. No molding or piece of furniture in the house is sacred and she’s had an emergency operation to have only lord-knowswhat removed from blocking her intestine. She ate my Oakley sunglasses. Destroyed an iPod, a Nintendo DS, two cell phones, every X-Box controller in the place and 10 remote controls. She’s eaten the antennas off both cordless phones and has reduced a rather large collection of CDs and DVDs to useless orbs covered in tiny tooth marks. Most recently, she chewed her way into my ice fishing pack apparently because I’d left a miniscule piece of jerky buried in a Zip-Lock deep in the pack’s underbelly.

On her way in, she managed to ingest a plastic cup containing a dozen or so flies complete with number six hooks. I wasn’t all that worried, though, because she washed them down with five dozen Christmas cookies we received last week during a festive office cookie swap. I am not exaggerating — the dog ate 60 cookies. And, she weighs only 24 pounds. At least she used to weigh 24 pounds. I found her sprawled out afterward on the downstairs futon like an otter that had just ingested a pint-sized sumo wrestler. She looked at me drunkenly with one paw on her protruding belly and the other across her furry forehead as if to say, “Stupid, stupid, stupid.” The dog, however, is far from stupid. Take, for example, her uncanny knack for opening the bifold doors behind which my kitchen garbage can sets. For the purpose of a mental picture, it goes down something like this: 1) Lower the head; 2) Charge the center of the door; 3) Hurtle your tiny muscle-bound body into said door; 4) Repeat until said door opens far enough to get said muzzle wedged between said door and said door casing, and ... 5) Gorge on chicken bones, fish heads, peach pits, popsicle sticks, can tops and other life-threatening scraps until the futon calls. John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. His column appears regularly. He can be reached at

School is out for the holidays and most teams were on break this week. The Indian Lake/Long Lake boys team continues to be undefeated after their game against Wells and the team to beat on both the boys and girls sides. Johnsburg fell to Westport this week. Westport was an anticipated test outside the league.

Boys Basketball Indian Lake-Long Lake 52 Wells 16 WELLS — Kris Bain totaled 19 points and Zack Mitchell added 18 as Indian Lake/Long Lake powered past league opponent Wells on Dec. 22. The Orange remain undefeated at 4-0 in the league and 6-0 overall. Stephen Raymond scored eight points and Ricky Maloney dropped a 3-pointer for Wells. The Orange kept Wells to single digits in scoring every quarter. They topped Wells 28-4 at the half. Matt Rausch chipped in six points, Jesse Benton contributed four and both Matt Moore and Jake Wells finished with two apiece. Westport 67 Johnsburg 37

Lady Jag Keri Cleveland throws a pass from a double team by Indian Lake/Long Lake’s Melanie Pierson and Murphy Farrell. Johnsburg has been rivalling the Orange for the lead in the league, but Indian Lake/ Long Lake remains the leader with only one loss. Photo by Nancy Frasier

JOHNSBURG — Nathan Gay scored 28 points and Bo McKinley finished with 25 to push Westport past Johnsburg on Dec. 22. Their combined 53 points contributed to The Eagles’ strong second and fourth quarters. Ben Richards paced the Jaguars and put up 12 points. Adrian Veldman followed close behind Richards with 10 points. Johnsburg only trailed by four at the end

of the first quarter and tied the Eagles in the third quarter, but couldn’t overcome the offensive drives in the second and fourth quarters. Andrew Veldman put up nine points for the Jaguars and Taylor Ordway finished with six points including Johnsburg’s lone three pointer. Johnsburg’s record stands at 5-4 overall.

The stress of winning is finally over By Tom Henecker Finally, I’ll be able to watch football this weekend without the stress of another must-win game for the New York Football Giants. Instead, I’ll be able to put Buckshot’s “Guide To Birdwatching” book to good use, and see what’s flying around my neighborhood before settling in to see Big Blue likely play the greatest they’ve played all season. More importantly to some, Matt Aldous and Troy Galusha held their positions at the top of the pack with solid 11-5 records for Week 16. Matt has a four-game lead going into a week with some interesting match-ups, especially when you’re trying to figure out who’s going to play to win and who’s going to rest players for a playoff run. Should be an interesting finish. Chris Fink, however, led the week, but his only consolation is that it jumped him ahead of me in the standings. The debate has been ongoing this week on whether the Colts decision to pull starters, thus handing the Jets a good shot at the playoffs was the right decision. Personally, I think they saw the opportunity to allow a team in that they may eventually play again, rather than knock them out and have to face a more formidable opponent. Gang Green will find themselves in a similar scenario this week as they host the Bengals, who also don’t really have anything to play for. It’d also be nice to see the Jets actually win the real last game at Giants Stadium. Pittsburgh at Miami, New England at Houston, and the Beagles at Cowgirls all should be fun to watch, and I’m taking the Fins, Titans and Philly; Fins because I’ll be able to commiserate with my buddy Darren about missing the playoffs, Titans just to annoy my in-laws, and Beagles because I hate Dallas more – not much, but more. Good luck to our leaders in the home stretch, have a Happy New Year, and GO GANG GREEN!!!

Tom’s Week 17 Picks: San Francisco 28, St. Louis 13 GIANTS 78, Minnesota 0 Indianapolis 10, Buffalo 6 Philadelphia 2, Dallas 0 Houston 24, New England 23 Jets 28, Cincinnati 17 Atlanta 21, Tampa Bay 14 New Orleans 30, Carolina 10 Miami 23, Pittsburgh 21 Jacksonville 27, Cleveland 6 Chicago 21, Detroit 13 San Diego 35, Washington 2 Tennessee 28, Seattle 10 Denver 13, Kansas City 6 Baltimore 24, Oakland 10 Standings Matthew Aldous Troy Galusha Fred Ohnmacht Chris Morris Sue Ringler Taylor Goodspeed Sam Grant Sue Davis Pete Burns Jed Armstrong Kathleen TenEyck Ed Aldous Ryan Sherwood Bruce Hodgson Paul Schonewolf Marty’s

Week 16 11-5 11-5 12-4 10-6 11-5 12-4 12-4 10-6 11-5 10-6 10-6 7-9 9-7 9-7 10-6 10-6

Overall 172-68 168-72 166-74 165-75 165-75 164-76 164-76 162-78 162-78 161-79 161-79 160-80 160-80 160-80 160-80 160-80

George Studnicky Jr. Joe Sherwood Bill Callanan Mike Corey Dan Freebern Josh Leipzig John Gereau Dan Alexander Jr. Donna Mundinger Debbie Aldous Patrick Allen Chris Fink Eddie Munoz Donna LaVergne Emmy Santasiero Carl Turner Tom Henecker Brent Vosburg Jay Grant Ed Coats

10-6 8-8 9-7 9-7 10-6 10-6 11-5 8-8 8-8 10-6 12-4 13-3 9-7 10-6 9-7 10-6 10-6 9-7 9-7 8-8

160-80 159-81 159-81 159-81 159-81 159-81 159-81 157-83 157-83 157-83 157-83 157-83 156-84 156-84 155-85 155-85 155-85 154-86 153-87 152-88

Lucy Hudson John Santasier Joliene Secor Charlie Perilli Sheri Gold Daryl Smith Chuck Jones Andrew Sponable Noel Davis Ken O’Brien Art Vandelay Carol Ferguson Ron Curtis Kit LaBombard Tom Boland Willie Mack Dawn Dingman Nancy Studnicky Corey Morse Pam McDonald

9-7 10-6 10-6 10-6 11-5 9-7 9-7 11-5 11-5 10-6 8-8 10-6 7-9 10-6 7-9 9-7 9-7 10-6 11-5 6-10

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("LLC") Name: Black Mountain View, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State ("SSNY") on November 24, 2009. Office Location: Warren 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 principal business location of LLC: 30 Sabbath Day Point Road, Silver Bay, NY 12874. Purpose: All lawful activities. NE-12/12/09-1/16/106TC-55943 -------------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY The name of the limited liability company is H & T GROUP, LLC. The date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the Department of State was November 23, 2009. The county in New York in which the offices of the LLC are located is Warren. The Secretary of State has been designated as

agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any such process served against the LLC to J. David Little, 19 W. Notre Dame Street, P.O. Box 898, Glens Falls, New York 12801-0898. The business purpose of the LLC is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the Limited Liability Law of the State of New York. LITTLE & O’CONNOR ATTORNEYS, P.C. 19 W. Notre Dame Street P.O. Box 898 Glens Falls, New York 12801-0898 NE-12/12/09-1/16/106TC-55946 --------------------------------

Department of State of the State of New York on December 2, 2009. The office of said Limited Liability Company is located in Warren County. The Secretary of the State of New York has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against said Company may be served and the post office address within the state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process is: Outplay Adventures LLC, 247 Cleverdale Road, Cleverdale, NY 12820. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York. BETTER REALTY LLC NE-12/12/09-1/16/10Articles of Org. filed NY 6TC-55950 Sec. of State (SSNY) -------------------------------11/23/09. Office in Warren County. SSNY desig. LEGAL NOTICE agent of LLC upon whom Notice of formation of process may be served. M A D E L I N E ’ S SSNY shall mail copy of DESSERTS, LLC. Arts. process to c/o Owaid, 96 Of Org. filed with the 82nd St., Brooklyn, NY Sect’y of State of NY 11209. Purpose: Any (SSNY) on 11/23/09. lawful purpose. Principal Office location, County of The street business location: 4613 Warren. Lake Shore Dr., Apt #5, address is: none. SSNY Bolton Landing, NY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon 12814. NE-12/12/09-1/16/10- whom process against it may be served. SSNY 6TC-55949 -------------------------------- shall mail process served to: The LLC, PO Box NOTICE OF 1425, Bolton Landing, NY FORMATION OF 12814: any lawful act. LIMITED LIABILITY NE-12/12/09-1/16/106TC-55967 COMPANY (LLC) The name of the Limited -------------------------------Liability Company that OF was formed is: Outplay NOTICE Adventures LLC. The FORMATION OF NEW LIMITED Articles of Organization YORK were filed with the LIABILITY COMPANY

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PURSUANT TO NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW SECTION 206(C) FIRST: The name of the registered limited liability company is: HTJ HOLDINGS, LLC SECOND: The date of filing of the registration of the limited liability company with the Secretary of State was November 17, 2009. THIRD: The county in New York in which the office is located is WARREN County. FOURTH: The secretary of state is designated as agent of the registered limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without this state to which the department of state shall mail a copy of any process served against it is: 12 East Washington Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801. FIFTH: The business purposes of the company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be organized under the Limited Liability Law of the State of New York JOHN H. RICHARDS, ESQ. Attorney and Counselor at Law 33 Park Street P.O. Box 389, Glens Falls, New York 12801 518.745.5067 NE-12/19/09-1/23/106TC-55970 -------------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION of Merrihew Capital LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/13/2009. Office location, County of Warren. MY PUBLIC NOTICES MY PUBLIC NOTICES • MY PUBLIC NOTICES

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The street address is: 2 Brookshire Trace, Queensbury, NY 12804. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2 Brookshire Trace, Queensbury, NY 12804. Purpose: Any lawful act. NE-12/19/09-1/23/106TC-55975 --------------------------------

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DONNIHEW MEDICINE, LLC Notice of the formation of the above named Professional Limited Liability Company ("PLLC") Articles of Organization filed with the Department of State of NY on 10/27/2009. Office Location: County of Warren. 319 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. The Secretary of State of NY ("SSNY") has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 319 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. Purpose: to practice the profession of Medicine. NE-12/19/09-1/23/106TC-55974 --------------------------------

STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF HAMILTON PUBLIC NOTICE NOTIFICATION OF PUBLICATION FORMATION OF A NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW SECTION 206 (c) The name of the LLC is AC POUCH LLC. 1. The date of filing of the articles of organization with the Department of State is November 11, 2009. 2. The county in NY in which the company is located is Hamilton. 3. The SofS has been designated as agent of the company upon whom process may be served and the SofS shall mail a copy of any process against the company served upon him or her to AC POUCH LLC PO BOX 363 INDIAN LAKE, NY 12842 4. The term of the LLC shall be perpetual. 5. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which LLC may be organized. NE-1/2-2/6/10-6TC56670 --------------------------------

NOTICE OF FORMATION of CHARLIE'S BBQ, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/09/09. Office location: Warren County. Princ. office of LLC: 11 Thunderbird Dr., Queensbury, NY 12804. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office.The effective date of formation of the LLC shall be 01/01/10. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NE-12/19/09-1/23/106TC-55991 -------------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION of KCC PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/09. Office location: Warren County. Princ. office of LLC: 11 Thunder-

NZR DEVELOPMENT LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) filed with the Sec of State of NY on 11/25/09. NY Office location: Warren County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 4 Kensington Rd., Glens Falls, NY 12801. General Purposes. NE-1/2-2/6/10-6TC56671



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PUBLIC NOTICE Annual Budget Open For Inspection A summary of the adopted budget of the County of Warren for the year 2010 is available for inspection at the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Warren County Municipal Center, Lake George, New York, where it may be inspected by any interested persons during regular office hours. Dated: DECEMBER 21, 2009 JOAN SADY, CLERK Warren County Board of Supervisors NE-1/2/10-1TC-56665 ----------------------------------------LEGAL AD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN; On January 4, 2010 there will be a Public Hearing with a Regular Meeting to follow for the Town of Johnsburg Zoning Board of Appeals. To commence at 7:00 PM at Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY. Consideration will be given at that time to: Variance Application # 182-09

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SATURDAY January 2, 2010

Essex supervisors mull last-minute cuts By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — The explosives on the Champlain Bridge were not the only fireworks on display the morning of Dec. 28. The Essex County Board of Supervisors held their End of Annual meeting, which started at roughly the same time the bridge was blown apart by explosives. Four supervisors were initially absent from the meeting as they attended the bridge’s demolition, and their absence cleared the way for a last-minute effort to undo spending plans. However, that effort ultimately failed to change any prior decisions. At the heart of the debate were two resolutions establishing 2010 salaries for non-union county employees, also referred to as management-confidential. Nearly all the positions were set to receive a 4.25 percent raise, based on the percentage granted to unionized employees in their negotiations. But as St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency pointed out, many of the elected and appointed officials mentioned in the first resolution have salaries much higher than unionized employees. “When you take salary as large as theirs compared to some of the lower ones, that is a fairly decent wage increase,” said Morency, suggesting the county could save money by trimming the percentage back for department heads. The same argument had been posed at previous committee

meetings, but support for the full raises prevailed, led heavily by Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava. “His feeling and mine is, being as we have planned to put a committee in place to look at each and every department head salary, that this would suffice,” said Ticonderoga Supervisor Rob Dedrick, referring to plans to establish a three-to-five-year salary schedule for management-confidential employees. Scozzafava was absent, however, as were Cathy Moses (RSchroon Lake), Dale French (R-Crown Point), and Robert Dobie (D-North Hudson). All had previously voted in favor of the full raises. Their absences counted as ‘no’ votes at the End of Annual meeting. That, combined with the ‘no’ votes of Morency, Lori LincolnSpooner (R-Willsboro), Roby Politi (R-Lake Placid), Bill Ferebee (R-Keene), and Randy Preston (I-Wilmington), amounted to enough weighted vote to defeat the first resolution. “I could not support the [2010] budget because it had acrossthe-board 4.25 percent increases, and I cannot support this now,” said Preston. “I think 4.25 percent for anybody in this economy is wrong and that’s how I’m going to vote.” Ferebee motioned to instead increase the department head salaries by two percent, a proposal that had first been approved at a Nov. 25 budget workshop, but was not adopted as part of the 2010 budget. Politi and Morency said two percent would be more in line with raises scheduled for most town employees this year, and Ferebee said it was fair considering that county supervisors agreed to take no increase in pay.

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County Manager Dan Palmer said lower raises for certain county employees “just doesn’t make sense,” as non-union employees have traditionally been given the same raises as those belonging to the union. Newcomb Supervisor George Canon agreed, but was the only one to vote against the proposal; and it passed. A second resolution applying the 4.25 percent raises to all management-confidential employees was also struck down with Politi, Ferebee, Preston, and Randy Douglas (D-Jay) voting against it. Douglas instead suggested a revision of the resolution that would set department head raises at two percent, while other management-confidential employees received the full 4.25 percent. Politi proposed an amendment that would extend the two percent raise to any making more than $50,000 annually. Palmer and Canon argued against the two percent raises, saying they would allow some unionized workers to receive higher pay than their supervisors. “You’re asking a certain group to fall on the sword when nobody else has to do so,” Palmer said. “I don’t think it’s well planned out; I think it’s poorly done.” Both Dedrick and Westport Supervisor Dan Connell expressed concern with changing what supervisors had already determined at previous meetings. “A lot of times, these last-minute decisions aren’t well thought out, and we’re just acting on emotion,” said Dedrick. “I just think everybody here thought this would be much easier because [Scozzafava’s] not here,” said Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow. Politi’s amendment failed to gain enough support and was defeated, as was Douglas’s resolution. Though other suggestions were brought forth, none were able to spark a consensus among supervisors. “If we don’t act on this today, I’m sure we’re creating a lot of extra work for payroll,” said Essex Supervisor Ron Jackson, noting that the salaries would go into effect Jan. 1 before the next board meeting. The board then recessed at the request of Politi. When they returned to session, Moses had returned from her absence. Politi moved to reconsider the original proposal of acrossthe-board 4.25 percent raises, and the measure passed with only Preston dissenting. Palmer emphasized that the plan included a thorough review of management-confidential salaries and that he should have an assessment finished by April. The prior resolution that had already been passed with two percent raises was brought forth for revision to 4.25 percent and passed by a similar vote. Asked why he decided to change his vote, Politi said after the meeting, “We weren’t going to get a resolution today.”

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JOHNSBURG — There will be an informational meeting for youth baseball and softball at the Wevertown Community Center on Jan. 12 at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to come, express input and support the teams. For more info call 251-5119 or 251-3311.

Johnsburg Library features new book club JOHNSBURG — A new book club is in the works at the Town of Johnsburg Library. "Books for Cooks" will read and discuss cooking-related memoirs, cookbooks, books on health and nutrition issues, sustainability, and food politics. For each meeting, readers will bring a dish inspired by the month's selection and a great feast will ensue. The first selection is My Life in Paris by Julia Child and the first meeting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 5pm, at the library. For additional information, call the library at 251-4343.

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