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New owners take over at Basil & Wicks
Beard growers unite
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A dozen men gathered in North Creek on St. Patrick’s Day to compare their Donegal beards. See them all on page 2.
Long Lake to host community night LONG LAKE — Long Lake Central School will host a Community Connections evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 7. The purpose is to bring district residents together to share a healthy meal and an evening of workshops. All activities will be held at the school and are free. After dinner, there will be three 55-minute workshop tracks, each with a choice of sessions ranging from Zumba! with Mechelle Roy to Wild Game Cooking with chef Stephen Topper. Free childcare is available. Register for dinner and childcare by calling the school at 624-2221.
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NCS in conversation with town board about dorm project By Lindsay Yandon
firstname.lastname@example.org NEWCOMB — Newcomb Central School (NCS) superintendent Skip Hults met with the Newcomb Town Board earlier this month to present a project that could result in a multi-use dormitory facility being built at the school. To fend off declining enrollment at NCS, Hults introduced an international student program in 2007 and the school has hosted 30 students from 19 countries since. “We realized that our building is highly underutilized,” said Hults. His solution seems to be working as 2006 k-12 enrollment numbers were at an all-time low in the mid 50’s and this year are up to 85. He now hopes to make the visits of international students more permanent. They are currently housed in the homes of community members for six months to a year. “This just isn’t feasible as a long-term housing option,” Hults said. Hults, therefore, proposed a multi-use dorm facility to the town board. “The project is very preliminary,” said Newcomb Supervisor George Canon. “We are willing to listen and be helpful, but definite plans are probably a year out.” The preliminary proposal requests the town to build the facility and the school would pay for its use during the school year. It would then be used at the town board’s discretion during the summer. Canon has reached out to the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County and the Essex County Industrial Development Committee regarding the project.
Owner Jane Peter, beverage manager Jeannie Russell and chef Felipe DeJesus prepare for a Friday evening at Basil and Wicks, which opened under new ownership in January.
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BLUE MT. LAKE — The final installment of the Adirondack Museum’s Cabin Fever Sunday series will help to reveal what a jitterbug, a car saw and a water bicycle have in common, Sunday, April 10. Associate curator Laura Cotton will reveal the secrets of these and many other Rube Goldberg contraptions in a presentation entitled Adirondack Ingenuity. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Cabin Fever Sundays are offered at no charge to museum members or children of elementary school age and younger. The fee for non-members is $5.
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Johnsburg Central School art students worked with resident artist Kate Hartley last year in preparation to have their work displayed at Ski Bowl Cafe last month. The students painted and wrote about an image from their childhood as part of the collaborative project.
NORTH CREEK — A familiar sight has returned to Route 28 in North Creek. A sign for Basil & Wicks restaurant has returned to the side of the highway in front of what was last Kelly O’s and Casey’s North restaurant. New owner Jane Peter officially reopened Basil & Wicks under its original name in early January and is riding the tide of ski season in North Creek, preparing for her first summer with the restaurant. “I knew it as Basil & Wicks when I grew up here,” said Peter, a 1970 graduate of Johnsburg Central School. “The name carries many memories for local people. It’s where I came to hang out.” Peter received permission from original owners Nathalie Martin Sharrow, her husband Wick Martin and her parents Ruth and Basil LaPointe to retain the name. The deal resulted in a trip back in time for Route 28 travelers. The original Basil & Wicks closed in the early 1990s. Peter recently returned to the North Country after spending almost 30 years living in Vermont. Since her return, she has been assessing the restaurant’s needs.
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JOHNSBURG — Local entrepreneur Woody Widlund told the Johnsburg Historical Society (JHS) last week that he and his wife have tried to “walk the walk of the things we believe in” in regard to the involvement they’ve had in the Johnsburg community and beyond. The conversation was part of a project the historical society has coined Living History. The group has begun interviewing dozens of Johnsburg residents in order to record and preserve their remarkable stories, according to Kathy Maiorana of the society. Recent interviews included Claude Cleveland, Mavis Dunkley Miller, Helen Cornwall, Dianne Harrington Szlachtowski and Don Roblee. Many generous donors made it possible for JHS to purchase the latest recording equipment in order to preserve these precious stories, Maiorana said. Most recently, society member Lyle Dye sat down with the Widlunds to discuss thier stories. Elise, born in New Jersey and Woody, born in Connecticut, both grew up in small towns and met at the University of Vermont. The couple invested in a house in 1985 within the Garnet Hill community and became permanent residents of North River in 1996. “We found a community of like-minded, interesting people who love the outdoors and being active,” Woody said about their decision to become Johnsburg residents. Since then, the pair has worked on many projects including the preservation of the Waddel building on Main Street in North Creek, ultimately leading to its conversion into the current Café Sarah. “Community and giving back to the community has always been important to us,” Elise said. She has dedicated herself to the Ski Bowl Park Committee
Elise and Woody Widlund of North River interviewed by Lyle Dye of the Johnsburg Historical Society as part of the Living History Project. Photo by Lindsay Yandon
and Friends of the Johnsburg Parks, while Woody has served as a town liaison between ORDA and Front Street Development as well as become involved with the Adirondack Theatre Festival. The two have played pivotal roles in Community Fund For The Gore Mountain Region and the Adirondack Community Housing Trust. Most notably, the couple purchased Bacon’s Garage in 1999 and used the property to meet the town’s need for a new ski hut after the original burned down at Ski Bowl Park. After working with local youth as well as other organizations to meet the needs of the community, Elise and Woody built Tannery Pond Community Center. “We have been in small towns across the country that are very vibrant and we’ve been to small towns that time left behind,” Elise said. Johnsburg is one of the vibrant ones, according to her. Passionate photographers, travelers and entrepreneurs, the Widlunds will now go down in Johnsburg history as part of the JHS Living History Project.
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NORTH CREEK — The North Creek Volunteer Fire Company is opening its doors to area residents April 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY. Over the last several years, it has been difficult for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Like most volunteer fire departments, the North Creek Volunteer Fire Company needs to bolster its emergency responder numbers, so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents. Now more than ever, they need more of their neighbors joining their fire department. The North Creek Volunteer Fire Company at 134 Main Street will join in an initiative
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a collaborative effort among volunteer fire departments statewide will turn the declining number of volunteer firefighters around. “This is a great opportunity for our neighbors to observe the
exciting tasks of a firefighter. Our current members love what they do — they are everyday heroes who help neighbors in need. We hope our recruitment day will inspire other area residents to join our fire service
A dozen contestants participated in the 3rd Annual Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest held at Basil & Wick's in North Creek on St. Patrick's Day. Contestants were judged on length, fullness, style. The winner of this year's Best Donegal award was Dan Meehan of Saranac Lake, first row, far right (No. 7). The runner-up was Josh Nichols of Saratoga, first row, far left. And the winner for Best Effort was Mike Todriff of Chestertown, top row, far right (No. 12). The contest was open to beardsmen who were clean shaven on or after Jan. 1, 2011 and grew a Donegal beard by St. Patrick's Day. A Donegal beard is a traditional Irish beard that grows along the jaw line and covers the chin — no soul patch, no mustache. Photo by John Warren
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INDIAN LAKE — A proposal was brought before the Indian Lake Zoning Board of Appeals recently that requested a variance for a new building at the Blue Mountain Lake beach on Route 28 and is stirring up some controversy among community members. The proposal came from the Beach Beautification Committee, a sub-committee of the Blue Mountain Lake Association as a result of the 2009 road project along Route 28. The proposed building would serve as a beach pavillion, replacing the existing change houses with a facility that includes changing rooms, lifeguard stations and storage capabilites. Characterized as user-friendly and handicapped accessible, the project was presented to the Indian Lake Town Board during the fall budget process. The project was awarded $10,000 in the town budget and the remaining $25,000 was raised by the beautification committee, according to Indian Lake Supervisor Barry Hutchins. Concerns are stemming from the location of the proposed building, Hutchins said. Citizens turned out in numbers to the recent zoning board meeting to express their displeasure with the location of the building. The building would block the views of the Drawings by Jim Hutt of the proposed building at the Blue Mountain Lake beach. Photo courtesy of Town of Indian Lake mountains and the lake from both the sidewalk along Route 28 and the road itself, ac-
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Long Lake students win juried art awards LAKE PLACID — Art students from Long Lake were honored among 200 north country participants for their artwork, which competed at the annual High School Juried Art Show held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in February. The local students competed against 98 accepted art students from 10 regional schools. Receiving the highest honor was junior Ratani Mor. He was awarded best of show for his charcoal piece titled, “Elastic Emotions,” which depicts several self-portraits seemingly morphed into one another. Also earning top honors was junior Taylor Garrelts, who won first place in drawing a painting for her charcoal and pastel self-portrait titled, “Cartoon Taylor.” Rounding out the awards was sophomore Meg Smith, who won an honorable mention for her charcoal drawing of her dad entitled, “The Rock Giggler,” and Megan Pickering whose work was accepted into the show. In addition to the high school honors, eighth grader Henry Sandiford took home first place honors in the print-making category for his three-dimensional print of the Golden Gate Bridge. Additionally, seventh grader Eve Tobey had work accepted into the juried show. Michele Gannon, art teacher at Long Lake Central School, has been participating in the Lake Placed show for several years and always encourages her students to enter their work. She was very pleased with her students this year. Their enthusiasm showed in the results and the awards that they earned, she said. “Seeing their art in a gallery exhibit format is very excit-
ing for them,” she said. “It encourages them to dedicate more work and time into each individual piece.” The students from Long Lake will now move their pieces from the Lake Placid show to a featured exhibit at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. The show begins Saturday, April 2 and runs through May 1.
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Minerva Central School’s Odyssey teams compete in Hudson Falls By Mike Corey
email@example.com HUDSON FALLS — Students from area schools tried to address complicated problems with complicated methods at the Odyssey of the Mind regional competition last weekend. Minerva Central School (MCS) sent two teams to the competition along with schools throughout the Washington, Saratoga, Warren, Hamilton, Essex BOCES region, all vying for a spot at the finals in Binghamton. Odyssey of the Mind is an international program that is based on the premise that creative team-building and problem-solving among students from kindergarten through college will serve to solve an assortment of problems. The Division II team, in creative bee costumes, worked on a problem, which required them to design, build and run vehicles that use mousetraps as their source of power. Division III team members opted to build a contraption that served to complete an actual task using odd items.
Newcomb Dorms from page 1 “We are exploring long term options for senior housing if there is no long a need for student houseing at some point,” he said. Both the school and the town are exploring locations including the school property itself, a seven acre plot on Marcy Lane and others. As NCS strengthens its relationship with North Country Community College, there may
For four months, MCS students worked hard on their problem solutions and performances, creating all their props, scripts, and costumes. Sue Montgomery Corey, the coach for the two teams, helped facilitate the team participants, but the students came up with all the creative ideas. During the competition, each team had a maximum of eight minutes to do their presentation before a panel of Odyssey of the Mind judges. At the competition, teams also were given timed, on-the-spot spontaneous problems to solve quickly and completely on their own – problems that really made the students think “on their feet”. The two teams did very well, with the younger division II team coming away with third place in their bracket. The division III team hit the jackpot with a first place trophy. This team will be traveling to Binghamton March 25 for the statewide Odyssey of the Mind competition. Corey said she was very pleased with the showing of her teams. “We had a great run, and the teams worked hard – it’s going to be a terrific ex-
be an opportunity for college students to live and study in another region of the Adirondack Park, according to Hults. NCS began offering NCCC classes to their students last year over a distance learning exchange server. Hults is confident that the project will strengthen the international student program at NCS, but will also enrich the cultural experiences of local students. “The international students will leave with stronger academic skills and our students will have a deeper cultural experience,” he said.
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At left: Odyssey of the Mind participants from Minerva Central School show off their awards. Photo by Mike Corey
Basil & Wicks from page 1 She offers an extensive menu that ranges from casual sandwich and burger offerings to specialty entree choices. Peter hopes to start a tradition Sunday, May 1 with the first-ever community appreciation day at Basil & Wicks with refreshments, live music and a time to celebrate the local region. The event will also serve as the kick-off party to the 54th annual White Water Derby in North Creek. Peter also hopes to cater to a local crowd with happy hour and early bird specials beginning in April. Despite the restaurant business still coping with a hurting economy, Peter said she is pleased with how the winter season went and is looking forward to spring and summer. “I am really excited about the location,” she said. “People see these lights on again as they are leaving or coming into town and it just
adds to the revival and excitement that is happening in North Creek right now.” Peter was initially attracted to the business after seeing the impressive traffic figures on Route 28. Peter recently joined the North Creek Business Alliance, a cooperative group of business owners in North Creek who have set out to attract visitors onto Main Street and encourage them to experience all that North Creek has to offer. “They welcomed me with open arms. There is a lot going on here during all seasons and I feel a part of it all,” Peter said. “I have a unique location that allows me to direct people into the village and a responsibility to let people know about North Creek.” North Creek businesses have been working together over the last year to share in the success of Gore Mountain Ski Center and Peter is eager to become a part of it. “The more there is going on, the better for everyone,” she said.
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firstname.lastname@example.org JOHNSBURG — Mike Markwica, superintendent at Johnsburg Central School (JCS) was surprised when he saw the proposed amount of state aid cut from JCS for next year. JCS will see a 8.46 percent hit, which translates to $275,342, according the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget. Through extensive cuts, which totaled roughly $450,465, JCS has managed to reduce its budget by 2.04 percent this year. This year’s initial proposed budget was $10.3 million — a $253,000 reduction from the previous year and through several board and community budget workshops, the 2011-2012 proposed budget was finalized at about $9.9 million — a 4.15 percent reduction from the initial proposal. “We have had to make some tough decisions,” said Markwica. “And I am afraid that we will have to continue to make tough decisions.” Despite cuts in state aid across the state, Markwica said rural schools have been hit significantly harder this year. “In proportion to larger schools, we have taken a larger hit,” he said. “It is devastating smaller schools, forcing them to make hard decisions and they are certainly getting hurt.” The JCS board of education introduced community budget workshops earlier this year in order to involve the surround
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Newcomb explores how to best serve students Budget up slightly By Lindsay Yandon
firstname.lastname@example.org NEWCOMB — Newcomb Central School (NCS) took a $120,000 hit to its annual state aid as a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for next year. As a result, superintendent Skip Hults and the school board were forced to consider program cuts. “We were definately hit hard,” he said. There was not a lot of leeway in the
proposed 2011-2012 budget, according to Hults. Roughly 89 percent of the NCS budget is determined by contractual and state mandated inclusions, Hults said. He, therefore, has about 11 percent of the budget to work with in order to compensate for the loss in state aid. Despite the need to make cuts, Hults wanted to keep the level of education provided for NCS students as close to the present standard as possible. “We looked into program cuts that would least impact our students and their elvel of education,” he said. “Cuts were made in areas that certainly enrich the school, but are not necessities toward
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JOHNSBURG — The Johnsburg Youth Committee has begun a search for some new and energetic volunteer members to add to their roster. Responsibilities of members include organizing and advertising for special events, generating interest within the community and its youth, assisting with fundraisers and attending meetings with initiative and fresh ideas. Technology skills and past experience with managing a website and collecting date would be a plus. If interested or for more information, contact Trena Reidinger at 251-3263.
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PORT HENRY — The Retired & Senior Program of Essex County was recently awarded a Stewart’s Holiday Match donation in the amount of $1,500. Stewart’s collected and matched donations in their shops from Thanksgiving until Christmas, a tradition since 1986. The RSVP donation is being used to purchase yarn for its “Holidays for Sharing” program, during which volunteers make hats, mittens, scarves and blankets for children. Adirondack Community Action Program then distributes the items to needy children at holiday time and on an as-needed basis throughout the year. RSVP has over 30 knitters and crochet artists producing warm garments for children. In 2010 they logged 6,253 hours in the “Holiday for Sharing” program. Bernice Mayer, who lives in Port Henry, devoted over 1,450 hours in volunteer time last year, part of which was devoted to knitting baby hats, blankets and sweaters for needy children. Madge Genier, who lives in Mineville, logged over 1,800 hours knitting and crocheting mittens, hats and baby blankets. “Thanks to Stewart’s Shops and their customers, this RSVP project can continue,” said Barb Brassard, RSVP executive director.
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Opinion Times of Ti Editorial
Area should benefit from power line
he year was 1998, and our managing editor was floating placidly on Schroon Lake with his family, while the fireworks display they watched reflected brightly off the water like a mirror. He decided to moor the boat near the Word of Life Island and was shocked by what he found underwater. After the fireworks, he reached for the anchor rope that held the boat in place, but it would not budge from the lake’s floor. “I wasn’t sure if I had caught a log, or what, so I started to put my back into it and it slowly, painstakingly made its way up,” he recalled. What the family saw rise to the surface attached to the anchor was no log. Instead, it was a six-inch thick green cable with the words “Danger: High Voltage” printed on the side. It was the electricity source feeding the island — which had been long ago buried on the lake bottom by the power company. Are recreational users of Lake Champlain in for a similar fate some day soon? A proposal is now in the approval phase that would lay two five-inch power lines underwater along the length of Lake Champlain, the Champlain Canal and Hudson River. The concept is to feed New York City with “clean, renewable power” from Montreal to offset a growing demand there and help lower some of the highest electricity rates in the country. But at what cost to the North Country? The company charged with building the line — Canadian-based Transmission Developers Inc. (TDI) — says the environmental impacts will be minimal. They say the line will be monitored by a special fiber-optic coating that will automatically switch the power off should the line become untangled or penetrated. They say the electro-magnetic field surrounding the 1,000-Megawatt line (that is 100 times more powerful than the one that feeds Word of Life Island) will have no detriment to fish or plant life. Let’s face it. This power line is unprecedented. It would be the largest undertaking of its kind in the region and it deserves tremendous scrutiny
before utility companies are allowed to reap the financial rewards from its existence in our waterways. And, as Mike Winslow of the Lake Champlain Committee pointed out, the people of this region should see more of a benefit than watching a cable reel boat float by from Ballard Park in Westport. An economic analysis filed on behalf of the promoter to the New York Public Service Commission in July 2010 estimates that the projected line would save New York customers $8.1 billion on their electricity bills over the first 10 years of operations, between 2015 and 2024. If that’s truly the case, than utility companies surely stand to gain many times that amount. Certainly they will have the ability to afford cleanup efforts in the areas where they will benefit from using the region’s natural resources for their personal gain, both before and after they are here. While it is nice that our neighbors to the south will benefit from this project, the reality is it will do nothing for the local population. TDI says it will provide annual financial assistance for environmental projects in the Lake Champlain Basin. But that assistance needs to be appreciable and it needs to be long-lasting. Moreover, part of the approval should be a requirement that money be put away to monitor, repair or even remove the line should it be deemed in any way an environmental hazard. Residents would have been better served if officials had as much foresight with past environmental disasters such as the PCB pollution in the Hudson River, instead of listening to politicians whose jobs are too intrinsically linked to deep-pocketed business interests. Let’s think very hard before we leave another environmental anchor in our lake for future generations to deal with. We’ve had enough of that. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Lindsay Yandon, Fred Herbst, Lou Varricchio, Keith Lobdell, Jer emiah Papineau, Andy Flynn and John Gereau. Comments may be dir ected to email@example.com.
It’s business as usual at the State Capitol
members, most of whom are young and very ast week I had the privilege to articulate. Of course, it could be that as I get spend a day walking the halls of older, they keep looking younger, but the rethe State Capitol, meeting with a ality is that it’s the staff that accomplish a number of elected officials, along with sevgreat deal of the work conducted in Albany. eral other board members from the North They understand the issues, draft the opinCountry Alliance, an economic developions, keep their bosses on point while runment group representing six North Counning interference when needed. When the try counties. The visit was one of awareness for the leg- boss was unavailable, staff would stand in and competently discuss the islators, and it improved our issues of the day while makunderstanding of the new fiing clear their bosses' posinancial realities in Albany so tions on a variety of subjects. we can best help our communiI was also struck by the ties enhance their economic warm camaraderie between opportunities. We told them all those who work closely about the NCA, and we rewithin the capitol confines. minded legislators of the ecoMuch like a fraternity, there nomic importance of tourism is a sense of “insiderness” and prisons to the North Counthat is apparent among those try. We suggested that, when who are current or former deliberating on prison cloDan Alexander members of the inner worksures, resale and/or reuse of Thoughts from ings. I overheard conversathe property and the total ecoBehind the Pressline tions about being in the nomic impact should be given trenches together and saw greater consideration. And we current and former members warmly welsuggested they level the playing field for small, rural communities to the state’s Ex- comed. There also didn’t appear to any political celsior Job Program. All pretty mundane animosity among elected officials or their stuff. If you’ve never paid a visit on your elect- staff, regardless of which side of the aisle ed representatives in Albany, it’s an interest- they may be seated. I was put back, but not ing experience and one every citizen should surprised, when I learned that many had refind the time to do. I’ve been to the capitol cently relocated their offices. When the Debefore on similar missions, but this year ’s mocrats took control of the Senate, they “earned the right” to move into the bigger visit impressed me in ways that previous years had not. Given the state’s financial is- and better offices, but once the Republicans sues, there was an odd air about the build- regained control, many of those moves had to be reversed. I understand there are ading that I had not seen in the past. As you go from office to office, I was im- vantages to being part of the majority, but pressed with the age of the legislative staff See ALEXANDER, page 7
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Did you know? To the News Enterprise: Did you know that eight random JCS district taxpayers, from their canceled school tax checks, averaged an unsustainable 5 percent per year increase in their school tax from year 2006-2010. Check your own. Did you know that Harvard test expert Daniel Koretz was commissioned to examine New York State school tests and found that there was rampant test score inflation of over 20 percent. Did you know that the majority of countries in the world, that rank above the United States in educational achievement, do it with substantially larger class sizes and substantially smaller per capita expenditures, according to www.huffingtonpost.com. Did you know that JCS has cut approximately $145,000 by using the JCSCBC recommendations that we included in our report that was given the JCS school board last October. That is only about half of the reported 8.46 percent budget shortfall that Governor Cuomo is suggesting. So far the school board has not said how they are going to handle the other half. Please ask them. Did you know JCS teachers’ union contract awards a hefty yearly salary increase regardless of merit. Did you know that last year the JCS teachers refused to take a pay freeze.
Local business Barton Mines had a pay freeze and Social Security had a two year pay freeze. Others can sacrifice, why not teachers? Sally Heidrich Johnsburg
Concerning beach pavilion To the News Enterprise: I am making this humble plea for you to consider the effect of the proposed public beach pavilion. My concern about this project is the location of the proposed pavilion — on the public beach. The drawings by volunteer Jim Hutt do not show the impact of the obstructed view. His drawing shows that the four corners of the pavilion are sized at four foot by four foot fully enclosed areas. These solid walls when seen at eye level at a perspective angle view will obstruct the view of pedestrians and passengers as they drive by. You will see that most of our panoramic scenes are obstructed. It has been said that replacing the existing bath house, at its current location, is not possible because of the rock ledge. Some of you have built your own homes on similar rock ledges. Also, the proposal requires that the Indian Lake Zoning Board grant a variance for the proposed setbacks. Whereas, replacing
the existing bathhouse at its current location does not require a variance (grandfathered). Please note that the public beach is the only public area on Blue Mountain Lake. All other lake view areas are private. You may have your own private and unobstructed view of the lake and the mountain. The likelihood that you will be adversely affected by the construction of the proposed pavilion is small. That is, until you walk into our small village. Please tell the Blue Mountain Lake Association and the Indian Lake Zoning Board you wish for the proposed pavilion to replace the old bath house at its current location. Placing a new bath house where the old one is has no negative impact on our forever wild hamlet and Adirondack Park. Mike Jacobs Blue Mountain Lake
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April 2, 2011
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Letters to the Editor A poem for Garnet Hill Lodge Raffle winners announced
arch is meant to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. Did it ever occur to you that March might not know this old adage? Or stubborn March might just choose to break the rules. Like the late night guest who ignores your yawns, like that man who came to dinner and never left, March decided to stay. We’re sick and tired of him, but he either can’t or won’t take the hint. Perhaps March is a bad boy, a bully who likes to throw his weight around. He’s hung around the Peaceable Kingdom long enough to know that lambs are wimpy. Why bleat when you can roar. It would definitely be a loss of face if, after coming in like a lion, he had to leave with his tail between his legs. I think that March is playing games with us. The jokes on you, March. We will turn our backs and cover our ears to your roars. You’re no longer welcome. April fools!
ebruary 2011 was an enjoyable month if you like winter sports, with plenty of snow and consistently cold temperatures, both of which provided ideal conditions for skiing or snowmobiling. If you are not a fan of winter, and I hear that some people are not, then it was a very cold and snowy month. The average high temperature was 30.2 degrees and the average low was 6.5 degrees, giving us an average of 18.4 degrees, which is 2.4 degrees below normal. The highest temperature of 55 degrees, was recorded on Feb. 18 and the lowest of -9 degrees, was recorded on Feb. 23. There were eight days with below zero readings compared to an average of six. There were 1306 degree days, which brings the seasonal total to 5902.5. Melted precipitation for the month was 3.22 inches, which is 0.78 inches above normal and the fourth largest on record. The wettest February was in 1982 when 3.63 inches was recorded and the driest was in 1987 when only 0.35 inches was measured. Our seasonal total is now 5.19 inches, which is 0.31 inches below normal. There was measurable precipitation on 10 days with the greatest amount of 0.84 inches being recorded on Feb. 25. Snowfall was the biggest departure from normal with 29.4 inches falling, which is 12.5 inches above normal and also the fourth largest on record. The largest total snowfall for February was in 2007 when 34.7 inches fell and the smallest was in 1999 when only three inches was measured. Our seasonal total snowfall is now 62.5 inches, which is only 4.6 inches above normal. The largest snowfall of the month of 11 inches fell on Feb. 1 and 2. The river reached its highest level of 3.59 feet on Feb. 23 and 24 and its lowest level of 3.09 feet on the on Feb. 18.
To the News Enterprise: You start at the ski shop brimming with zest. How cold is it outside? Which wax is best? What are the conditions? When will the bus run? Roger ’s Road or Schoolhouse – sign up for one. Then step into bindings that close with a snap. Grab ski poles for balance, circle wrists with the straps. Then it’s off on Old Faithful, a trail that is wide. Step and push in the track or, if skilled, skate and glide. Branch off on Solitude if for downhill you yearn. It’s rated black diamond – with steep hairpin turns. At the pond full of tailings, choose Trapper ’s long path, or continue straight ahead on Solitude’s easy half. Turn left and ski Cougar to the sugaring shack, or bear right downhill to Coyote’s easier track. At the end of Coyote, down to Roger ’s you go. Should you choose to dally, Logger ’s Loop is quite slow. At the shack, a black stove brings temperature elevation. There’s even a brown unisex comfort station. From the top of the hill you can zip down to the bus or, in past years, bear left on Bewilderness. Cross the road to Red Fox and speed straight down the hill that leads to Schoolhouse, a breathtaking thrill. At the bottom of the hill weary skiers flop, awaiting a ride to the Log House or the Shop. At the lodge food awaits. Here’s to rest and to supper. At the ski shop you look for another sign-up, or you head down to beautiful Thirteenth Lake, or Blue Jay Way, or Putty Pond you could take. If excitement you crave and your courage you can muster, Head up Overlook and zoom down Skullbuster. The choices are many and we season pass holders since 1995 sure are hopin’ by next fall Garnet Hill will somehow reopen.
Happy Birthday Ryan Sprague, Fabiann Conlon, Barbara Glover, Tammy Granger Moody, Nancy Montena, Chuck Granger, Cheryl Morin, Leon Morin, Ann Deppe, Linda Stevens, Nicholas Mulligan, Jesse Howe and Bruce Cleveland.
Happy Anniversary Vincent and Janet Moffitt Enjoy each and every day.
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Phyllis Meader NCM board member
Support for Ski Bowl Park beach
To the News Enterprise: I would like to thank everyone who came to my assistance on Tuesday, March 15 after I had my car accident. The concern and kindness that I received was comforting and reassuring. The care that the EMS personnel gave me, as well as, the attention that all the other responders gave to the situation was incredible. When you are involved in an accident as I was, the people who respond really do make a difference, and I can tell you that the people from our local communities are top notch. Lastly, I would like to send a special thank you to Joe Connelly, Naomi Noel, George McKinney and Tom Pierson whose presence and understanding was more then I could have hoped for. I sincerely appreciate it.
To the News Enterprise: The April 5 Johnsburg town board meeting at Wevertown Hall will discuss how to resolve the Department of Health issues which terminated swimming last summer at Ski Bowl Park beach. Below are facts about the swimming pond situation: 1) The pond is not polluted. It was not for any bacteriological or chemical reason that the pond was closed. 2) The water clarity failed to pass the test administered by the DOH. 3) A DOH permit had not been issued to make modifications to the swim area. Two inspectors from the DOH told me that the Town Board needs to: 1) Hire a Professional Engineer to conduct a sanitary survey at an estimated cost between $3,000-$6,000. 2) Undertake measures to bring the pond into balance which will reduce the weed and algae growth which caused the lack of water clarity. Weeds grow when excessive nutrients, little oxygen, and sunshine are present. In Ski Bowl Pond, sun penetrates to the nutrient rich bottom soil which supports growth. Wind, birds, and the back flow pipes in the berm introduce seeds and plant parts which can grow. Plant and algae life absorbs dissolved oxygen (DO) from the water. Low DO causes plant dieback, adding nutrients to the bottom soil. It becomes a vicious cycle unless measures are introduced to interrupt it. Measures the Town could undertake to remedy the water clarity issue include the purchase of solar powered aerators, shutting off the inflow pipes, using the existing overflow pipe to lower the pond levels during winter, buying weed eating fish, and/or purchasing a weed cutter. I urge everyone who is concerned about getting swimming back in Ski Bowl Pond to attend the town meeting on Tuesday, April 5 at Wevertown Hall at 7PM to participate in the discussion.
Michael Markwica Warrensburg
Kelly Nessle Johnsburg
Zlata & Forman Phillips Indian Lake
Thank you from JCS superintendent
In Brief Baby Boutique offers seasonal items
oes it feel like the last of March or January? This has been a very cold March. Many are trying to make some Maple Syrup and they are not having very good luck. When it does warm up, maple makers be ready. It will probably warm up quick and the season will be over. Ed Bennett was able to come home from the hospital, but a long haul is in front of him. We are so very sorry to hear about the death of Wayne Reed and Shellie Teachout. Our prayers and thoughts are with both families. A great group attended the concert of Jay Witham in Stony Creek on Sunday night. Keith and Grace Allen are pleased to have their family helping them make syrup when the sap does run. Please send your news to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 251-3222. Thanks
To the News Enterprise: The North Country Ministry would like to thank all the people who supported their recent Winter Raffle. $2500 was realized from this effort and it will be used for the Emergency Fund to provide basic needs to the residents of Northern Warren County. The winners were: Jane Morrissey, Nick Porter, Eva Dally, Bob Flacke, Karyn Ryan, Joseph Tobia and Susan Kennealy.
NORTH CREEK — The Baby Boutique at North Country Ministry has a large selection of spring attire for special occasions. As always, everything they offer is free, but donations of money or items are welcome. They can always use powder, lotion and other care items. The boutique is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
NYC bus trip planned JOHNSBURG — The Johnsburg Youth Committee is organizing a bus trip to NYC's Natural History Museum Sunday, May 22. The trip includes bus transportation, admission to the museum, admission to the Rose Center of earth and space, the Butterfly Conservatory, and a 45 minute driving tour. The cost is $57 per person. The bus leaves Johnsburg Central School at 7 a.m. and arrives back by 9:30 p.m. The trip is open to anyone in the area — children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent and any youth age 13-18 must have a buddy. Sign up for the trip with Andrea Hogan at 251-9938. Payment is due at the time of sign up.
Computer classes offered in Indian Lake INDIAN LAKE — Sign-ups for beginning computer classes at the Indian Lake Library are currently open. Classes will be held on Tuesdays in April from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with Nancy Welsh. Call 648-5444 to sign up. Lap-top users welcome.
Thurman Easter party April 16 ATHOL — The Thurman Youth Commission Easter Party will be held on April 16 at the Thurman Town Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt and fun for all.
Girl helps out Thurman maple party ATHOL — At the Maple Sugar Party held on March 12, Mattie Castro and her grandmother, Bonnie Cameron, were a big help to all.
Alexander from page 6 don't legislators have more important things to do than play musical office suites? I also overheard and saw what I assumed were professional lobbyists, various union groups, school children and everyday citizens who looked like they were bussed in to perhaps represent those who might be affected by pending issues. Some wore names tags, group representation stickers or themed identical T-shirts. Others carried signs, and still others were passing out position fliers. Overall, there was a complete mix of the state’s melting pot. As we waited to see some Assembly and Senate members, you could hear through the walls both happy and certainly more than a few unhappy constituents who — in heated language — made their concerns known. Some of the officials we spoke with were engaging, some entertaining and others not very engaged at all. I observed many different emotions during my day’s stay in Albany. As I drove home and reflected on what I had heard and observed, it dawned on me that nobody expressed the emotion of fear. I came away with the feeling that no one there seemed overly distraught about the many financial problems facing the state. It was more a sense of business as usual, problems to face, positions to defend, turf to protect, but I never saw the face of fear. Was the reason because we have too many safety nets in our society? Or is it because folks, as they look at the massive state budget, figure if they argue, scream and threaten loud enough, they’ll get what they want? You can't blame them; those tactics have worked in the past. I did sense that the winds of change are blowing in Albany. We can only hope our elected officials have the backbone and courage (because they sure don't have the money) to stand up to those who want to maintain the status quo. If my business were in debt comparable to the state of New York, I know many things would be handled differently than they are today. Unfortunately, I did not sense that the movers and shakers at the state capitol are in a “crisis management mode” yet. At least many seem to be aware that a day of reckoning is on the horizon. Dan Alexander is publisher and owner of Denton Publications. He may be reached at email@example.com.
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www.newsenterprise.org Tuesday, April 5
NEWCOMB — Zumba at Newcomb Central School, 6:30 p.m. Call 582-3098 for more information. LONG LAKE — Fancy Fibers Knitters meet at Adirondack Fibers 7 - 9 p.m. INDIAN LAKE — North Country Crafters, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Byron Park Building. For more information call 648-5819. Thursday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. at Marsha's Restaurant on Main Street, North Creek. Old and new members welcome. NORTH CREEK — The North Country Outreach Center is offering a free GED program for all ages every Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Center. Anyone interested in either taking this course or volunteering should contact the Outreach Center at 251-3481. NEWCOMB — Newcomb Mt. Quilters meeting 1st Monday and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Newcomb Fire Hall. NORTH CREEK — The Town of Johnsburg Library hosts a pre-school story hour and crafts every Friday from 10 - 11 a.m.. JOHNSBURG — The Town of Johnsburg Library Board of Trustees meets the first Wednesday of each month at the library at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. MINERVA — Planet Minerva meeting 2nd Wednesday of each month at town hall, 7 p.m. NORTH CREEK — The Gore Mt. Senior Citizens meet the 4th Monday of each month at the Meal Site in North Creek at 5:30 p.m. 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 So-
Ongoing JOHNSBURG — Cross-country ski instruction with Mark Lacek after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gore Mt. School. Transportation available. Call 251-2825 (days) or 251-3739 (evenings) to sign up. JOHNSBURG — The Johnsburg Fine Arts Group meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wevertown Community Center on Route 28. All ages and degrees of talent in any medium are welcome. Kate Hartley, local watercolor artist, teaches and/or guides us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Call 251-4349 for information. JOHNSBURG — Play Group at the Outreach Center 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m. JOHNSBURG — Millennium Chorale rehearsals Mondays at 7 p.m. in the JCS Band Room. NORTH CREEK — Free Yoga Stimulus classes at the Copperfield Inn in the Hunt Room, Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. Call the Copperfield Inn at 251-2200 to find out times and cost. JOHNSBURG — Johnsburg Public Library Books for Cooks meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at, 5 p.m. at the library. NORTH CREEK — Weight Watchers meeting Tuesdays 6 - 7 p.m. Johnsburg Central School room 122. Call Kathy 251-2409 for more information. NORTH CREEK — Rotary meets every
ciety meeting 12 p.m. every first Monday of month in ground floor meeting room of Wevertown Community Center. Office hours upstairs every Monday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Contact 251-5788 for more information. JOHNSBURG — Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at RWJ United Methodist Church. For information call 251-3625 or 623-3509. NORTH CREEK – The North Creek American Legion Post 629 will resume monthly meetings at the North Creek Firehouse beginning the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The meeting starts at 3:30 p.m. and is open to all old and new members.
Sunday, April 3 INDIAN LAKE — Opera in Cinema with Walkure, Wagner performed at Palau de les Arts "Riena Sofia", Valencia, Espana, 2 p.m. at the Indian Lake Theater.
Monday, April 4 INDIAN LAKE — Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30 - 3 p.m. at Senior Citizens Mealsite. For more information, call 648-5412. NEWCOMB — Yoga at Newcomb Central School, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Mats provided or bring your own. Call 582-3341 for more information. NEWCOMB — Family Karate at Newcomb Central School, 6:30 p.m. Call 582-3341 for more information.
Wednesday, April 6 NORTH CREEK — Live music, barVino, 8 p.m. NEWCOMB — Family Karate at Newcomb Central School, 6:30 p.m. Call 582-3341 for more information.
Thursday, April 7 INDIAN LAKE — Osteobusters, 9 - 10:30 a.m. at Byron Park Building. NEWCOMB — Zumba at Newcomb Central School, 6:30 p.m. Call 582-3098 for more information.
Friday, April 8 BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — Winter Shorts presented by OTTG at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 LONG LAKE — Mud Season Talent Show at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1 - 4 p.m. Call 6243077 ext 13 to sign up.
Sunday, April 10 LONG LAKE — NYSSA ADK Park Snowmobile Trail Conference at the Adirondack Hotel, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Call 796-0897 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. LONG LAKE — Stampin’ Up Card-Making Class with Shawnee Ross at the Long Lake Town Hall, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Free. Call 624-2125 for more information.
In Brief Long Live Rock and Roll at NCS
Driving courses available locally
Local garden club to meet
NEWCOMB — Newcomb Central School Drama Club proudly presents Long Live Rock and Roll, a full-length comedy by Cynthia Mercati, Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Return to the happy days of the Fifties with Ike in the White House, Willie Mays on the field, Ed Sullivan on the tube and rock n roll is everywhere and here to stay.
INDIAN LAKE — There will be a defensive driving course offered April 9 at Byron Park from 4 - 10 p.m. This course is sponsored by the National Safety Council. On completion of the course, students will receive a 10% savings on their Liability and Collision Insurance Premiums. The cost of the course will depend on class enrollment. There will be a five-hour pre-licensing course offered at the Lake Pleasant School April 10 from 4 - 9 p.m. To register for the course, please call John Rathbun at 648-5306.
NORTH WARREN — The April meeting of the Adirondack Mountain Garden Club will be held Tuesday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at the North Warren Emergency Building. The speaker will be Curt Austin, who will present a program of wildflower photography. Judy LaPenna will be host the coffee hour and Wanda Callihan will bring a flower arrangement. This meeting is open to the public and interested area gardeners are invited to attend.
JOHNSBURG — Johnsburg Historical Society will soon be installing exhibits of local historical interest at the Town of Johnsburg Library. Photos from the JHS collection will be used and a brief description of each will be included. The first exhibit will focus on Churches in the Town of Johnsburg.
First aid course available locally JOHNSBURG — Two community first aid courses are available in the Town of Johnsburg during April. A Wilderness First Aid (WFA) update for people who have already taken the WFA course will take place Sunday, April 3, from 6-9 p.m. at the Johnsburg EMS building in Sodom. The cost will be $10. The second course will be a Wilderness First Aid original course Thursday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. The cost will be $50. Each class has a minimum enrollment of five and a maximum of 10. For questions or to enroll, contact Richard Morse at 494-4094 or email at email@example.com.
Casino night trip planned
Pre-k screening planned MINERVA — An informational meeting has been scheduled for parents of incoming pre-kindergarten students and any kindergarten students not previously enrolled at Minerva Central School Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. A completed questionnaire, immunization records, a birth certificate, and a social security card in the child’s name should be brought to the informational meeting. Screening will take place Monday, May 2.
Annual chamber dinner scheduled INDIAN LAKE — The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Spring Dinner April 13 at the Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake. The annual dinner is a fundraiser and is held to help cover expenses for chamber activities, programs and services. Dinner tickets are $25 per person and will follow a 6 p.m. silent auction. For reservations, call 648-5112 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by April 6.
POTTERSVILLE — The Pottersville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a trip to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Saturday April 16. Cost is $50 per person. Full payment is due by April 8 and is non refundable. For more information, contact Nicole Howe at 494-7725.
Girl Scouts host pasta dinner INDIAN LAKE — The Junior Girl Scout Troop from Indian Lake is hosting a Pasta Dinner Saturday, April 2 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Indian Lake. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Take-outs will be available. Money raised will pay for a bus trip to the Bronx Zoo on May 14.
Computer classes offered in Indian Lake INDIAN LAKE — Sign-ups for beginning computer classes at the Indian Lake Library are currently open. Classes will be held on Tuesdays in April from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. with Nancy Welsh. Call 648-5444 to sign up. Lap-top users welcome.
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Are kids gambling in Essex County?
• 42% of all Essex County students and 53% of twelfth graders say that they have gambled in the past year. What do they gamble on?
Essex youth participated in most forms of adult gambling: betteing on cards, “games of skill,” video poker, dice and horses, gambling online, playing the lottery and gambling at a casino. 15% of eighth graders and 22% of twelfth graders have bet on card games, 18% of all students bet on sports and 11% on “games of skill.” 22% of eighth graders and 44% of twelfth graders have played the lottery.
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Students provide a local Adirondack lesson
Adirondack Day at the Wild Center featured students from Newcomb Central School, and their teacher Terri Smith, gathered in the Great Hall. Photo by Joe Hackett
ecently, while crossing a log that spans a brook in my back yard, I experienced an epiphany of sorts. Balanced on that birch, I realized that while sharing adventures in natural settings, there will always be opportunities for building bridges. These spans may be as insignificant as a simple link between the opposite sides of a small mounain stream, or as powerful as the forest-forged connections between family members and small mountains, open fields and old friends. This connection, which serves as a reattachement to our own nature, is a key component of outdoor travel, adventure and discovery. It also serves as one of the most important links to connect the various North Country communities with an unrivaled commonality. As I crossed over the brook, I was not just getting to the other side; I was recapturing a unique sense of adventure
and discovery that has happily haunted me since my youngest days. It was an experience that provided me with a sense of place; where I knew I belonged. This same sense of belonging was readily apparent last week at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, when I visited to attend the second annual Adirondack Day. It is an event that was developed to allow students from local school districts an opportunity to showcase and share their accomplishments in achieving academic ‘challenges’ designed by the Adirondack Curriculum Project,(ACP). The ACP was formed in 2003 by a group of individual educators, schools, businesses and organizations, with the purpose of fostering increased public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the Adirondack region's natural and cul-
tural resources. The organization hosts a Web site which offers a long list of projects or ‘Challenges’ that permit schools to incorporate aspects of the region’s history into the educational process, at www.adkcurriculumproject.org, In 2005, the NYS Conservation Council selected the ACP for their annual "Conservation Education Organization" Award for their continuing efforts to bring the Northern Forest into the classroom. Last week, students and teachers hailing from Tupper Lake, Newcomb, Indian Lake and Potsdam school districts traveled to Tupper Lake to present their Adirondack Challenge projects. Their efforts included original poetry inspired by Adirondack art, a presentation about Adirondack animals, a reader's theatre presentation, a display about Adirondack habitats, artwork created out of leaves,
Trout season? What trout season? I peaked out the window at the sun setting behind my fully exposed boat, and slowly pulled my soggy boots back on. Trudging back out into the cold to cover the boat for the second time this winter, all I could think about was knocking out one of Tom’s pearly whites. I know the poor guy can’t control the weather — but does he have to be so dang perky about it?
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Although Trout Season officially opens on April 1, ski poles will likely be as important as fishing poles with the current stream conditions. Photo by Joe Hackett
pril 1 trout season opener? More like a May 1 opener.
With the mercury barely breaking the freezing point as I write this and more frigid weather in the forecast, it appears the opening of this year ’s trout season is more symbolic than anything else. What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time we were hitting the links and trolling open water on back ponds. This year I’d need snowshoes to get to the Radisson behind my garage. In the meantime, I made the mistake of uncovering my big boat last weekend. I bought a newer 24-footer to chase lakers and salmon with but have yet to outfit it with the equipment I salvaged from my old boat — the Laker Taker II. So, I decided to get a jump on that tedious task and accomplished a great deal last Sunday before crashing in my recliner next to the woodstove with a can of Genessee river water. But before I could enjoy the first sip, smiling Tom the evereffervescent weatherman came on the tube and happily predicted half a foot of snow on the horizon.
Infamous Ticonderoga outdoorsman and marathoner Richard Johndrown — better known in hunting circles as SilverrrrrrrrrrrBulletttttttttttttt — dropped me a line recently to let me know he had the pleasure of scoring Robert Lavergne’s 20-point buck shot last season. For those who may have missed it, I wrote a column in November about this buck, which Lavergne shot Nov. 6 on land along the Cedar River outside Indian Lake. The deer had become quite well known in the area, by residents who had spotted him wandering near town after deer season. He was easily identified by a split he had in one ear, presumably from fighting for dominance. His shed antlers had also been found, and local hunters were aware of the significant antler growth he possessed. Johndrow, who serves as measurer chairman for the New York State Big Buck Club, Lavergne’s non-typical sported 20 countable points with 10 non-typical points totaling 37 1/8 inches resulting in a final score of 179 2/8. The gross score of the rack is 191-1/8. That is enough to make it the fifth largest non-typical on record taken in Essex County. Other notable racks from last season included a 16-point taken by Dave Edwards in Cortland County. The buck net scored 182-0 and grossed 206-0. It is the fourth largest typical buck ever shot in New York. The largest non-typical buck measured this year is a 15-pointer taken by Brandon Peters in Niagara County, Johndrow said. That buck net scored 194-0 with a gross score of 203. Hunters have until May 1 to have their bucks scored for inclusion in the New York State Big Buck Club. Johndrow is always more than happy to score a buck taken during last season or prior years and does not charge for the service. He can be reached at 585-4425 or by
News Enterprise - 13 and a combined musical effort that included the voices of all the students. Not only did these efforts meet or exceed New York State Board of Education Standards, the students discovered the unique commonality they all share in the culture of the Adirondacks. In a similar manner, they all crossed an Adirondack creek on the same log bridge. Funded by the Pearsall Foundation, the event was more than just a fun-filled day of learning, it provided an opportunity for the students to broaden their horizons. It also allowed them to discover the common thread that is woven into a tapestry of local culture that they all share. Seniors from Newcomb joined second graders from Tupper Lake as part of a North Country culture that has endured for centuries before them, and if their combined energy and enthusiasm is any indication; it is a culture that will exist well beyond their time. Although I consider myself a conservationist, I am also a preservationist, but not in the common sense of the word. I believe in preserving our way of life, the heritage of outdoor sporting pursuits and the numerous North County traditions that make our region unique. These traditions, which include a love of the outdoors, respect for nature and an overwhelming sense of belonging, are also regularly amplified by the seasons. We suffer the similar sting of winter and bleed equal pints of blood during blackfly season. We travel the same rutted roads in mud season and enjoy the same sweet summer waters. But it isn’t just hardships that serve to bring us together, rather it is the many simple pleasures of life in the North Woods, where we know and appreciate our neighbors and the surrounding woods and waters with equal enthusiasm. These are just of few of the common threads that I discovered as students from Potsdam joined with those from Indian Lake, Newcomb and Tupper to sing about the Adirondacks. Their voices formed a bridge that continues to span the generations. It offered a combined note that served to connect the many special places that each of them calls home. Regardless of where travels will take them, eventually this will always be their home. In their young faces, I saw the future of the park and as much as I enjoyed the performance, it was also sad that there weren’t more adults around to hear their song. We could all use a little refresher course. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at email@example.com
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an entry fee of $15 for the New York State Big Buck Club and $40 for Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young. The minimum net scores are New York State Big Buck Club: 140 typical and 165 non-typical [rifle]; 120 typical and 145 non-typical [bow]. • Boone & Crockett awards category: 160 typical and 185 non-typical. All time book is 170 typical and 195 non-typical.
The antlers of Robert Lavergne’s 20-point buck, shot last season near the Cedar River, scored 179 2/8. The gross score of the rack was 1911/8. That was enough to make it the fifth largest non-typical on record taken in Essex County. Photo courtesy of Richard Johndrow
• National Muzzleloader Association: 130 typical and 160 non-typical. • Pope & Young [bow] is 125 typical and 155 non-typical. John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. His column appears regularly.
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News of the Week Americade to return to Lake George LAKE GEORGE — Americade made an agreement with the state Department of Environmental Conservation to use their facilties in Lake George again this year. DEC lowered its permit fee for the use of their facilities by roughly 30 percent and will charge $50,000 — $21,000 less than last year and $32,000 less than the cost originally planned for this year. Americade organizer Bill Dutcher was beginning to explore other venue options for this year after DEC spiked their costs. Local leaders visited DEC officials in Albany last week to discuss the event.
Woman attempts to neuter cat QUEENSBURY — Lisa M. Clothier, 46, of Argyle was charged with animal cruelty last week after allegedly trying to neuter a co-worker’s cat. Clothier told the cat owner, who worked with her at Walmart in Queensbury, that she was a veterinary technician and would save her the price of an official procedure. The cat ended up in Northway Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Moreau with an injury to its genitals after Clothier attempted the procedure on the wrong part of the animal, according to state police.
Police: Man charged with animal cruelty WARRENSBURG — Charles F. Frasier, 52, of Lake George has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for allegedly abandoning a cat in a home from which heman had moved, police said. The cat was found infested with fleas and malnourished with no food or water in the Warrensburg home. Frasier told police he didn’t have the gas money to travel to take care of the cat, which was taken to Glens Falls Animal Hospital and is expected to survive. Frasier was released pending prosecution in Warrensburg Town Court.
Putnam man receives felony charges MORIAH — Joseph J. Merrill, 29, of Putnam man was charged Sunday with felony possession of a weapon after allegedly threatening someone with a gun during a domestic dispute, according to state police. He was charged with misdemeanor menacing for allegedly threatening someone with a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, for illegally possessing a gun, police said. They revealed that Merrill has a prior felony conviction, which prohibits him from possessing weapons. Tonya J. Russell, 31, of Putnam was also charged with thirddegree assault, a misdemeanor, in the case, according to police. Both were released pending prosecution in Moriah Town Court.
Teens steal purse from car SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Michael VanGundy Jr., 19, and an unidentified 17-year-old were arrested last week in connection with the theft of a purse from an unlocked car parked in Midtown Shopping Plaza. South Glens Falls Police made the arrest after a brief pursuit of the suspects on foot. Both were charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, according to police. The investigation is ongoing, police said.
Lake George clam removal progresses LAKE GEORGE — The APA is expected to soon approve a project to remove the invasive Asian clam from Lake George, which were found last year along an area covering fives acres north of Shepard Park Beach. Permits for dredging should be issued within a week, according to the APA. Other permits will need to be approved, however, by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before work can begin. The project is expected to be completed by mid-summer.
Police: Man steals in exchange for drug money QUEENSBURY — Lawrence W. Long, 26 of Glens Falls allegedly stole money and a cell phone from a woman last week who owed him money for drugs, police said. He was charged with third-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies, according to State Police. Long allegedly sold the hallucinogen/stimulant Ecstasy to the woman several weeks ago, but had not yet received the $40 she owed him. He allegedly stole $7 and her cell phone, but returned the cell phone before police arrived. Tiffany Mattison, 20, of Fort Edward was charged with harassment for allegedly shoving the robbery victim, police said. She was released. Long was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail.
Man jailed for vandalization CHESTER — Kevin F. Colton, 55, of Chestertown was jailed last weekend for allegedly vandalizing a car that was parked across the street from a Route 9 bar, police said. He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, according to State Police.The car had two smashed headlights and a smashed windshield, according to state police. Police determined Colton was under the influence of alcohol and he was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail.
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Ethics board becoming reality Names to be presented to full board April 4
By Keith Lobdell
email@example.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Out of the 27 applicants, the committee overseeing the creation of the Essex County Board of Ethics has selected the five county residents who will be charged with the formation of the new panel. The names, Ken Doyle of Au Sable Forks; Phyllis Klein of Willsboro; Alexander Shmulsky of Ticonderoga and Putnam; Michael Orticelle of Saranac Lake; and Frank Kearns of Jay, will be voted on by the full Essex County Board of Supervisors at its April 4 meeting after passing through the Ways and Means Committee March 28. “The candidates were all excellent,” said County Attorney Daniel Manning, who helped lead the interview process.
“There was not a weak one in the are accepted by the board, there would bunch. The vetting be some time needed process was thorough, for training and policy and we went through institution. great pains to come up “There is plenty of with a board that would work still to be done,’ be fair.” Manning said. “We Manning said that will have to go through there were some restricpolicy and procedures tions on the naming of and get some educathe board, including tion on those things for how many people from the members. Then, Randy Douglas one political party could away we will go with Essex County Board Chair be represented. some good, quality “You could have no people.” more than two members of one party County board chairman Randy Douon the board, so we came up with a glas said that he hopes to get the board board that has two Republicans, two together soon after they are approved Democrats and one Independent,” to start the learning process. Manning said. “I think that we should have them The alternate for the ethics board ready to start by early May,” Douglas was proposed as James Herrmann of said. “I am sure that Dan will want Westport. them to be up to par on everything beManning said that once the names fore they start.”
Sales tax cap off the table, but state aid takes hit County leaders pleased, but say debate will return
By Keith Lobdell
firstname.lastname@example.org ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County is looking at a $1.5 million hit in state aid if the state budget deal that was struck Sunday is the one that is accepted by Friday. Members of the Board of Supervisors reacted to word that a deal over a state budget had been struck between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders
March 27. firming that state“Based on the num- ment. “Based on the numbers that I saw on Fri“The tax cap was bers I sa w on F riday, day (March 25), the the c ounty w ould be removed after a push county would be down in the statehouse bedown $1.5 million.”‘ about $1.5 million,” cause there is no reCounty Manager Daniel Palmer lief from the unfundDaniel Palmer said. ed mandates that County manager have been placed on “Their 2 percent cut at the state level would us,” Douglas said. basically represent a 10 percent in“But we need to hold on because this crease in our county tax levy.” debate will be coming back.” Palmer also said that he was under After state leaders agreed to a budgthe impression that the proposed 2 peret proposal March 27, it was expected cent tax cap for local municipalities that the state budget would be adoptand schools was off the table, with ed by the assembly and senate by the board chairman Randy Douglas conApril 1 deadline.
Push on to name county building after late sheriff New police center, jail may be named for Henry Hommes
By Keith Lobdell
ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County is looking into a name change at the Public Safety building. The change would be made to honor the late Henry Hommes, who served as Essex County Sheriff from 1998 until his death in 2010. Henry Hommes “His life was all about Former Essex County Sheriff public service from the Army to the State Police to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to finally taking this position as sheriff,” cur-
rent Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting said about the proposal. “I am behind this 100 percent.” Cutting said that he had been looking into the costs that surround a potential name change of the building. “I do not think that this will entail anything more than changing the signs and having a re-dedication ceremony,” Cutting said. “I am still looking into getting estimates on how much it would cost to change the lettering.” Hommes was the Essex County Sheriff when the Public Safety Building and Essex County Correctional Facility was built and dedicated in 2007. The Essex County Board of Supervisors unanimously seconded a resolution to look into the costs associated with the change during their ways and means committee meeting March 28. “I know that this is something that Gerry (Gerald Morrow of Chesterfield) has been looking into,” board chairman Randy Douglas said. “I think that we will have this matter determined by June or July.” The building would be renamed the Henry H. Hommes Memorial Jail and Public Safety Building.
Police Report Man charged with impersonating an officer MORIAH — A Mineville man has been charged with impersonating a police officer. Moriah Police and Essex County Sheriff ’s Department had pulled over a vehicle in a routine traffic stop in Moriah March 22, when, police said, Joshua Hayes walked up to the officer. Hayes, 28, who knows the woman who was behind the wheel, allegedly said he was a police officer from Texas and asked that she be given some consideration. Police said that when they asked Hayes for identification as a police officer, he could not provide any. A check with Texas authorities showed he was
not currently nor ever had been employed as a law-enforcement officer in the state. Hayes was charged with misdemeanor second-degree criminal impersonation/pretending to be a public servant. He was arraigned in Moriah Town Court and sent to the Essex County Jail when he could not pay bail of $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond. He has a return date in Town Court for April 5.
Domestic incident leads to menacing charge PUTNAM — A Putnam man was charged with felony possession of a weapon in an incident in which he threatened someone with a gun March 27, police records show.
Joseph J. Merrill, 29, was arrested after State Police received a report of a domestic dispute. He was charged with misdemeanor menacing for allegedly threatening someone with a weapon, according to police. Merrill also has a prior felony conviction, which bars him from possessing weapons, police said. He was also charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, for illegally possessing a gun, according to police. It is also alleges he gave police a false written statement. Tonya J. Russell, 31, of Putnam was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, in the case, police said. Both were released pending prosecution in Moriah Town Court.
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Project to bury power cable under local waterways moves forward By John Gereau
email@example.com LAKE CHAMPLAIN — The plan to install an underwater power line on the bottom of Lake “Our greatest concerns Champlain that will were in the southern par t eventually feed New York City with Canaof the lake where we anticdian power crossed ipated wetlands impac ts another regulatory and perhaps greater sedihurdle last week. The developers of ment disturbance.”‘ the system — CanaMike Winslow dian-based TransLake Champlain Committee mission Developers Inc. (TDI) — still have a number of approvals to obtain, but the company is hopeful it can begin work next year, entering the Lake Champlain phase in 2013, said Donald Jessome, president and CEO of the company. At the same time, area lake preservation groups hope their concerns will be taken into consideration as the project moves forward. The plan, dubbed the Champlain Hudson Power Express, received a green light March 21 from the New York Independent System Operators — a group that oversees the state’s electricity market. It now faces a handful of other regulatory obstacles, including approval by the New York’s Public Service Commission and Army Corp of Engineers. Under the plan, Transmission Developers would bury two 5-inch power lines from Montreal to New York City, mostly under waterways, including the bottom of Lake Champlain and the Champlain Canal. The line would then exit the canal in Fort Edward and be buried inland along railroad right-of-ways for about 70 miles to avoid areas of PCB contamination in the Hudson River. The line would re-enter the river south of Albany, ending in a sub-station in Yonkers. The system is estimated to cost nearly $2 billion and stretch 385 miles. When complete, it would supply New York City with 1,000 Megawatts of power. The average power transmission line, in comparison, is approximately 30 Megawatts. Power would come from hydroelectric and wind sources in Canada. New York City has long been underpowered while its residents pay some of the highest rates in the country, according to LTI. The new transmission line would power more than 1 million homes, saving consumers roughly $750 million a year, Jessome said. Mike Winslow, a staff scientist with the Lake Champlain Committee, said his group has identified a number of potential concerns with the plan, including disturbing historic wrecks and sensitive sediment areas on the bottom of the lake. “Our greatest concerns were in the southern part of the lake where we anticipated wetlands impacts and perhaps
GLENS FALLS — Sean M. LaFlash, 17, of Fort Ann suffered cardiac arrest near the triple chair lift at West Mountain, causing him to ski off the trail into a wooded area last week. The victim was found by a friend who has lost track of him while skiing together on a trail called “Banister”. LaFlash’s accident was reported to ski patrol, who transported LaFlash to the base of the mountain. He was then transported to the Glens Falls Hospital by the West Glens Falls Emergency Squad, but later succumbed to his injuries at the Hospital, according to the Warren County Sherrif’s office. LaFlash wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The accident is under investigation by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
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This is the proposed route of a mostly underwater power line Transmission Developers Inc. would like to build through the region, including a portion that would run on the bottom of Lake Champlain. greater sediment disturbance,” Winslow said. In response, the company is considering altering its route in that area, though Jessome could not divulge the exact route because the company is working that out with the New York’s Public Service Commission, in a process known as Article VII. “We are currently in settlement discussions in the Article VII process, and routing issues are deemed to be confidential. We expect to have more detail in this regard by mid April,” Jessome said. Winslow said the company should contribute to the cost of cleaning up Lake Champlain and keeping the watershed healthy if it is allowed to use the lake as its conduit. The company has said underwater installation is $2 million cheaper per mile than burying lines underground. “There is so much work that needs to be done to clean Lake Champlain that it only seems fair if the company is going to be using the lake to benefit themselves and their stockholders that they make a substantial contribution to those clean up efforts,” Winslow said. Jessome said it is the company’s intent to do just that. “In projects of this type, funds to support studies and mitigation are typically part of the certification process,” he said. TDI will also be providing annual financial assistance for environmental projects, he said. In addition, Jessome said local labor will be used to help install the power line — which will be dredged three feet below the lake’s bottom. In total, the company hopes to create about 200 jobs during the installation process. For more about the project, including a detailed question and answer section, visit www.CHPExpress.com.
Local students fair well at state conference Ti student tapped as youth governor
By Lindsay Yandon
firstname.lastname@example.org ALBANY — Paige Hughes, a junior at Ticonderoga Senior High School marched to the front of the room, crowded with roughly 650 of her peers, to accept her appointment as youth governor at the annual New York State Youth and Government Conference in Albany earlier this month. Hughes is the first student in 15 years to give her local district, district three, a youth governor election win. District three is comprised of schools from Newcomb, Bolton, Minerva, Johnsburg and Ticonderoga as well as members from the Glens Falls YMCA. Youth and Government is a national club initiated by the YMCA in states across the country. Participating students mock the actual happenings in each branch of US government. The goal of Youth and Government is to empower teens to make a difference in their communities and to groom the skills and experiences necessary for future leaders. “It was a very successful year for the district,” said Jackie Palandrani, district advisor. Other awards included Taylor Goodspeed of Newcomb Central School win-
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Paige Hughes ning his election for deputy speaker of the freedom assembly. Hughes was joined by Evan Malone and Charlotte Caldwell of Bolton as selected students for this years Conference on National Affairs, which will take place in North Carolina this June. Madlyn Wilson of Bolton and Katie Palandrani of Ticonderoga were chosen as alternates. Carl Ciccarelli, Matt Smith, Marisa Parotta and Matthew Hayden also received branch-specific awards. “The high point this year was definitely Paige’s victory,” said district advisor Ted Caldwell. “For a North Country girl to take over the governor position is pretty remarkable.” Local students met earlier this year to hone their skills before the statewide conference and their work has
seemed to pay off. “These conferences are such a great experience for the students,” said Johnsburg advisor Colleen Muragh. “It prepares them for coming conferences as well as college and beyond.” Caldwell was also eager to commend the youth-led conference on how it prepares students for their future. As the program grows each year, it becomes clear why it should still be around, he said. “It enables these students to speak out about important issues,” added Caldwell. “The program and what it teaches can lead to full time jobs.” Mike Quigan graduated form Bolton Central School in 2005 and was a member of Youth and Government throughout high school. He now works in Albany as a budget analyst in the state Ways and Means Committee for the minority party. “Youth and Government is the single most important part of why I am doing what I am doing,” he said. “I come acrosss things all the time that I learned in Youth and Government.” The program strives to give students an in-depth look at the government process and they are both accurate and successful, according to Quigan. He met with local students while they were in Albany and reminded them of this, while encouraging them to get as involved with the program as they possibly can during high school.
QUEENSBURY — Farrukh R. Naqvi, 52, and his spouse Anjum R. Naqvi, 46, both of Queensbury were arrested for charges related to medicaid fraud last week. The pair allegedly filed application forms and re-certification forms for Medicaid with the Warren County Department of Social Services and omitted information pertaining to their accurate household Farrukh R. Anjum R. income on the forms and Naqvi Naqvi fraudulently received approximately $19,355 in Medicaid. Farrukh Naqvi was charged with three counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree, three counts of health care fraud in the 4th degree, one count of grand larceny in the 3rd degree and one count of health care fraud in the 5th degree. Anjum Naqvi was charged with three counts of offering a false instrument in the 1st degree, three counts of health care fraud in the 4th degree and one count of grand larceny in the 3rd degree.
Woman received fraudulent child care benefits, police said QUEENSBURY — Janalee R. Altarac, 23, of Queensbury was charged with two counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree, one count of welfare fraud in the 5th degree and one count of petit larceny after allegedly filing day care billing forms that contained false information with the Warren County Department of Social Services, according to police. Janalee R. She fraudulently received approximateAltarac ly $920 in child care benefits. Altarac was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Queensbury Town Court.
Police: Man writes forged checks QUEENSBURY — Stephen Stump, 49, of Queensbury was arrested earlier this month for three felony counts of forgery in the second degree. Stump was charged after he allegedly signed the check owner ’s name without permission multiple times throughout January 2011. Stump then used the money from the checks for his own perStephen sonal benefit. Stump Stump is an acquaintance of the check owner, but did not have permission. The investigation began after the owner noticed discrepancies in his checking account and found that some of his checks were missing. Stump was arraigned in Queensbury Town Court and was remanded to the Warren County Correctional Facility for lack of bail. He is scheduled to reappear in Queensbury Town Court later this month.
Police: Man received fraudulent food stamps QUEENSBURY — Anthony J. Hockenberry, 43, of Queensbury was charged with welfare fraud in the 3rd degree, grand larceny in the 3rd degree and three counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree las week. He allegedly failed to accurately report his total household income when applying for food stamp benefits, according to WarAnthony J. ren County Department of Social Services. Hockenberry Hockenberry applied for food stamp benefits in Nov. of 2008 and then in March and Oct. of 2009 claiming to be unemployed. He was determined to be employed during those times and received approximately $4,014 in fraudulent food stamp benefits. Hockenberry was arraigned in Queensbury Court and was sent back to Saratoga County Jail where he is incarcerated on an unrelated charge.
Local man pleads guilty in painkiller case QUEENSBURY — A former Lake George man, who allegedly sold prescription painkillers in Warren County plead guilty to a felony charge last week, according to police. Billy Jo Mabb, 37, of Gloversville, plead guilty to a charge of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in Warren County Court. He received 7 years in state prison and 3 years on parole from Judge John Hall.
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BUS DRIVER - Up to 6 hours/day bus driver position. Possibility of obtaining sports and other late runs. Must be 19A certified (we will train). Job is contingent upon successfully completing 19A requirements. Applications can be picked up in the Principal’s Office. Return to Michael Markwica, Superintendent, PO Box 380, North Creek, NY 12853. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Essex County announces a vacancy for an Assistant Public Defender At the Essex County Public Defender’s Office The position is full time with excellent benefits. For more information contact Essex County Personnel, 7551 Court Street, PO Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3360 or at http://www.co.essex.ny.us/AJAX/personnel.aspx FULL-TIME PRODUCTION MANAGER POSITION: The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Production Manager. Applicants must demonstrate strong organizational skills as well as technical experience with carpentry and welding. Experience with theatrical lighting and sound is desired, however candidates with a willingness to learn will also be considered. Salaried position with full health benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to PO Box 205, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812 attn: Stephen Svoboda. CHECK us out at www.denpubs.com
HEAD AUTO MECHANIC/BUS DRIVER Duties involve preventive maintenance, repair and overhaul of gasoline and diesel motor equipment, some supervisory tasks, and responsible for preparing buses/vehicles for NYS DOT inspections. Will be required to drive a bus route upon obtaining 19A certification (we will train). Job is contingent upon successfully completing 19A requirements. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Applications can be picked up in the Principal’s Office. Return to Michael Markwica, Superintendent, PO Box 380, North Creek, NY 12853 by April 12, 2011. LINE COOK and Server needed for busy family restaurant. Nights, weekends, holidays a must. For more info or application stop at Frenchman’s Restaurant, Main Street, Crown Point, or call 597-3545. THE T OWN of Crown Point Summer Program is now hiring a lifeguard, and councilors. The lifeguard must be certified and at least 17 years old. All applicants must be a resident of Crown Point. Application can be picked up at the main office at Crown Point School. Please send a letter of intent to The Crown Point Youth Commission, Attn: Penny Comes, Monitor Bay Park, P.O. Box 443, Crown Point, NY 12928. WHITEWATER CHALLENGERS is looking for a cook/shuttle driver to provide meals for our rafting guests and guides. Call Marko @ 518.251.3746
THE TOWN of Minerva is accepting applications for the following positions: Youth Program Director, Assistant Program Director, Camp Health Director, WSI Instructor, Youth Program Counselors (must be age 16 before July 5, 2011), Life Guards, Bus Drivers. Applications available at Town Hall or online at http://www.townofminerva.com. Applications must be received no later than April 15th, 2011. Send to: Office of the Supervisor, Sue Montgomery Corey, PO Box 937, Minerva, NY 12851 WARRENSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for a part time 12-15 hour a week position. This position requires knowledge and experience in the fields of Quick Books, Excel and Word. The successful candidate must be able to meet flexible hours during particular events. The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is an EOE. For more detailed information please contact the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 3847 Main Street, Warrensburg, NY 12885. Interested persons can submit their letters of interest, and resume by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 to Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Cheryl Kenyon, 3847 Main Street, Warrensburg, NY 12885 Via FAX: 518-6232184 or Via E-Mail: info@WarrensburgChamber.com
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laws of the State of New York. NE-3/19-4/23/11-6TC78359 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY 1. The name of the limited liability is BUOY'S, LLC. 2. The date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the Department of State was March 8, 2011. 3. The county in New York in which the offices of the LLC are located is Warren. 4. 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 333 Aviation Road, Building B, Queensbury, New York 12804. 5. The business purpose of the LLC is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. NE-3/19-4/23/11-6TC78366 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the Limited Liability Company that was formed is: Yankee Marine Group, LLC. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Department of State of the State of New York on March 16, 2011. 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: Yankee Marine Group, LLC, 3578 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, NY 12845. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York. NE-3/26-4/30/11-6TC78393 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ANNUAL METING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION MINERVA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF MINERVA COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Minerva School District, Essex County, Olmstedville, New York, will be held in the school library in said District on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm, for the presentation of the budget. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Minerva Central School District, T own of Minerva, Essex County, New York, will be held in the Minerva Central School Lobby
in said District on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm, at which time the polls will be opened to vote by voting machine upon the following items: 1. To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 201 1-2012 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by t axation on the t axable property of the District. 2. To elect one (1) member of the Board for a 5-year term commencing July 1, 2011 and expiring on June 30, 2016 to succeed Brian O’Connor, whose term expires on June 30, 2011. AND FUR THER NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN, that a copy of the st atement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the School District’s budget for 2011-2012, exclusive of public monies, may be obt ained by any resident of the District during business hours beginning Tuesday, May 3, 201 1 at the main office of Minerva Central School. A report of tax exemptions, showing how much of the tot al assessed value on the final ass essment roll or rolls used in that budgetary process is exempt from t axation, shall be annexed to the budget document. AND FUR THER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the of fice of member of the Board of Education shall be filed with the Clerk of said School District not later than Friday , April 15, 201 1 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters of the Distri ct, must state the name and residence of the candidate and shall describe t he s pecific vacancy for which the candidate is nominated and must st ate the name and residence of each signer. AND FUR THER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that applications for absentee ballots will be obt ainable between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays, from the District Clerk. The District Clerk must receive completed application at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter , or the day before the election if the ballot is to b e d elivered p ersonally to the voter . The District Clerk must receive absentee ballots no later the 5:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. A list of persons to whom absentee ballot s are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the of fice of the District Clerk on and af ter May 10, 2011 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays prior the day set for the annual election and on May 17, 201 1 the day set for the election, said list will be posted at the polling place of the election. Any qualified
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voter present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds for making his/her challenge and the reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Elections before the close of polls. AND FUR THER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote at said annual vote and election. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen (18) years of age or older, (3) a resident an d registered voter of their county within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the annual vote and election. The school district may require all persons offering to vote at the budget vote and election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law #2018c. Such form may include a d river’s license, a non-driver’s identification card, a utility bill, or a voter registration card. Upon of fer of proof of residency, the School District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address. AND FUR THER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to a rule adopted by the Board in accordance with #2035 and #2008 of the Education Law, any referenda or propositions to amend the budget, otherwise to be submitted for voting a t s aid e lection, must be filed with the Minerva Board of Education on or before April 14, 201 1 at 5:00 pm prevailing time; must be typed or printed in English, must be directed to the Clerk of the School District and signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the district; and must st ate the name and residence of each signed. However, the School Board will not entertain any petition to place before the voters any proposition the purpose of which fails to include a specific appropriation where the expenditure of monies is required by the proposition. Diana Mason March 4, 2011 Minerva Central School Town of Minerva, County of Essex, New York N E 4/2,4/9,5/7,5/14/114TC-78370 ----------------------------NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND V ALUATION DATA (PURSUANT TO SECTION 501 OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW) Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation dat a is available for examination and review. This d ata i s the information which, will be used to est ablish the assessment of each parcel which, will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of
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Johnsburg which, will be filed on or before May 1, 2011. The information may be reviewed, by appointment, in the Assessor s Of fice at 219 Main S t., North Creek, NY on April 12, 2011 between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. An appointment to review the assessment information may be made by telephoning the Assessor at 518-251-5559 Dated 21st day of March, 2011 Ann P. Deppe SOLE ASSESSOR NE-4/2/11-1TC-78406 ----------------------------ADVERTISEMENT/N OTICE TO CONTRACTORS The undersigned shall receive sealed bids for the furnishing of all materials and doing all work necessary for the performance, according to the specifications, of the following contract to the County of Warren. WC BID NO. 22-11 AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING (ARFF) F ACILITY EXPANSION PROJECT AT THE FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL AIRPORT QUEENSBURY, NEW YORK Sealed Bids will be received at the Warren County Municipal Center , the Office of the Purchasing Agent, until no later than Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 3:00 pm local time, at which time they will be publicly opened and read. Late proposals by mail, courier or in person will be refused. Warren County will not accept any bid that is not delivered directly to Purchasing by the time indicated on the time st amp in the P u r c h a s i n g Department Office. This project includes expanding the existing ARFF building by 461 sf. The building s vehicle bays will be expanded out the rear wall from a depth of 31 feet to 42 feet. The width of 41 feet and height of 18 feet will be maint ained. The building is constructed of concrete block and has an 8-inch concrete slab on grade for the floor , new materials will match existing. The Contract Documents (consisting of the Advertisement, the Proposal, the Agreement, and the Specifications) and Contract Drawings may be obtained only from the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Warren County Municipal Center , 1340 S tate Route 9, Lake George, New York 12845, (518) 761-6538. Contract Documents will be available for distribution beginning Monday, April 4th, 2011. Copies of the above described Contract Documents may be examined at no expense at the Of fice of the Purchasing Agent, Warren County Municipal Center , 1340 S tate Route 9, Lake George, New York 12845 (518) 7616538; the Eastern C o n t r a c t o r ’ s Association, Inc., 6 Airline Drive, Albany , NY 12205-1095; and at Dat aflow- McGraw H i l l
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Construction/Dodge, 71 Fuller Road, Albany NY, 12205. Questions regarding the project should be directed in writing to Michael LaMont agne, of C&S Engineers, Inc. at phone: (315) 455-2000, fax: (315) 455-9667, email: email@example.com m. Proposals must be submitted on, and according to, the appropriate f orms i n the bid specifications, and shall be made and received upon the following conditions: Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond of not less than 5% of the tot al maximum bid price (combination of base bid or alternate bid plus addon items). Bid bond must be with a bonding comp any licensed to do business in the State of New York. If the proposal is accepted, the successful bidder shall enter into a contract for the work and shall execute, within 7 days from the date of the acceptance of the proposal, (1) a suit able security bond for the guarantee of p ayment of labor and materials as per specifications, and (2) a performance bond in the amount and cont aining the terms set forth in the bid specifications, for the faithful and prompt performance and completion of the work specified in the contract. No proposal may be withdrawn without the consent of W arren County for a period of 45 days af ter date of bid opening. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in any bids and to accept any considered advantageous to Warren County . All bid bonds or certified checks, except those of the successful bidder, will be returned. Upon accept ance of their bid, if the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract pursuant to the requirements of the bid documents, or fails to give the further security prescribed in this notice within the time limited therefore, then the check deposited as aforesaid and the monies standing to the credit of the same shall be forfeited to W arren County as liquidated damages, or the p ayment of the bond shall be e nforced f or t he benefit of W arren County. Julie Pacyna, Purchasing Agent Warren County Municipal Center 1340 State Route 9 Lake George, New York 12845 (518) 761-6538 NE-4/2/11-1TC-73337 ----------------------------NOTICE TO BIDDERS The undersigned shall receive sealed bids for sale a nd de livery t o the County of W arren as follows: WC 21-1 1 - PURCHASE OF ELECTRICAL MATERIALS FOR A RAILROAD BOARDING PLA TFORM You may obt ain the Specifications either on-line or through the Purchasing Office. If you have any interest in these Specifications on-line, please follow
the instructions to register on the Capit al Region Purchasing Group website, either for free or p aid subscription. W arren County distributes bid documents only through the P u r c h a s i n g Department or on-line. Go to http://co.warren.ny.us and choose BIDS AND PROPOSALS to access the Capital Region Purchasing Group OR go directly to http://www.govbids.co m/scripts/crpg/public/h ome1.asp?utm_medium=referral&utm_sou rce=WAR72NY&utm_ campaign=web_site. If you choose a free subscription, please note that you must visit the site up until the response deadline for any addenda. All further information pertaining to this bid will be available on this site. Bids which are not directly obtained from either source will be refused. Bids may be delivered to the undersigned at the W arren County Municipal Center , 1340 S tate Route 9, Lake George, New York during regular business hours. Bids will be received at the Municipal Center, second floor, at the of fice of the Purchasing Agent up until Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at which time they will be publicly opened and read. All bids must be submitted on proper bid proposal forms. Any changes to the original bid documents are grounds for immediate disqualification. Late bids by mail, courier or in person will be refused. Warren County will not accept any bid or proposal which is not delivered to Purchasing by the time indicated on the time st amp in the P u r c h a s i n g Department Office. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. Julie Pacyna, Purchasing Agent Warren County Municipal Center Tel. (518)761-6538 NE-4/2/11-1TC-73336 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ATL HOLDINGS LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of S tate on 3/16/11. NYS fictitious name: Red Roof Inn Queensbury LLC. Office location: Warren County . LLC formed in FL on 12/23/03. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Princip al office address: c/o Capital Servicing, Inc., 5217 McKinney A ve., Suite 201, Dallas, TX 75205. Cert. of Form. filed with FL Sec. of State, 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: any lawful activity. NE-4/2-5/7/11-6TC73338 ----------------------------In the market for a new home? See the areas best in the classified columns. To place an ad, Call 1-800-989-4237
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A Day to Remember John & Elaine The invitations The couple announced their wedding and invited special friends and family to the event with invitations designed and printed by Liberty Graphics of Glens Falls.
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ohn and Elaine Swain welcomed spring with the exchange of vows at a local wedding on the shore of Lake George. The couple now resides in Glens Falls and welcomed guests to Dunham’s Bay Resort in Lake George for their special day.
John and Elaine said “I do” in a ceremony at Lake George’s Dunham’s Bay Resort, officiated by Judge Evans.
The bride and groom put their personal touches into decorating Dunham’s Bay Resort for their reception. They danced and celebrated to the musical stylings of Total Entertainment. The couple’s guests were bid farewell with gifts of champagne bottles from Swain’s Wine & Liquor.
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After the cake was cut, the toasts were made and the guests were retired to Country Inn & Suites, John and Elaine traveled to Ballston Spa to enjoy a honeymoon at The Medbury Inn.
Photos from the day’s happenings were captured for the bride and groom by Meghan Bolen.
The details One of the most special moments, according to Elaine, the couple cut a cake made by Cathy Stevens. Flowers were designed by Sherry Lamberson.
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The look John and Elaine were dressed and styled by David’s Bridal. Kay Jewelers and Elegance by Janetta Willington each shared in providing the couple with their wedding rings. Elaine and her bridal party showed the hair and nail stylings by Tina’s Hair Affair in Lake George.
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