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PLATTSBURGH — The following sentencings, furnished by the Clinton County District Attorney’s office, were recently recorded in Clinton County Court. Marcell Branham, age not provided, Plattsburgh, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Branham was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay fines, surcharges, restitution and a DNA sample fee. Sherman Baker, 30, Plattsburgh, pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful production of meth. Baker was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 1 year post-release supervision. He was further ordered to pay a DNA sample fee.

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Late fees can have lasting effects, says store owner By Sarah L. Cronk PLATTSBURGH — Although not returning a rented DVD or game may not seem like a big deal to some, it is actually punishable by law. It’s also costing one local video store owner a lot of money. Becky Leonard has been the owner of Under One Roof in three different locations for the last 21 years. Owning a West Chazy branch from 1990 to 2002, Leonard estimates she lost about $102,000 worth of unreturned inventory. In the Morrisonville location, which she owned from 1993 to 2008, she estimates she lost another $127,500. Finally, at her Plattsburgh location, which opened in 1996 and remains open, she estimates she has lost another $119,000, for a grand total of $348,500. She feels lack of unreturned property was one of the reasons for the closure of the West Chazy and Morrisonville locations. “I think there’s a mentality,” said Leonard. “One person may think, ‘Oh, it’s just a DVD, I’ll bring it tomorrow.’ They don’t realize that it’s a lot of people doing the same thing, thinking the same way. Of course, it adds up.” In 2010 alone, Leonard believes she

Becky Leonard, at right holding her dog, Harley, stands with her son, Nick Leonard, holding the files for unreturned inventory to Under One Roof in 2010. Photo by Sarah L. Cronk

lost about $8,000. However there are ways for her to get back what she has lost. If a person has failed to return a rental after three days, someone from Under One Roof will give a courtesy

call. “We don’t want their balance to get too high,” explained Leonard, who added every day a rental is past due, there is a $1 “additional day rental fee.”

If a customer is unable to be reached by phone, she’ll attempt email. If there is still no response, Leonard has two options. “Depending on the value of the property, I send them two types of letters,” she explained. “One, a certified letter if the value is $100 or more. Because that is a misdemeanor.” Leonard explained the misdemeanor, called “failure to return rental property,” is punishable by law, and can lead to jail time and a fine of up to $2,500. In 2010, she estimates she sent out at least 100 certified letters. “If the value of the property is less than $100, I have to file a commercial civil suite, which means I go to civil court and pay a $25 filing fee per time I file,” she said, adding she is limited to five filings per month. “Right now I’m doing paperwork for that five days a week.” If a certified letter is sent, Leonard must wait 30 days for a response. Then, she brings the information to either the Plattsburgh City Police Department or Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, depending on the customer ’s residence, and files a complaint. “Then it’s up to them to do their part,” Leonard said, referring to the police.

However, if someone knowingly has unreturned rentals, Leonard said she is more than willing to work out a deal with them. “Basically, all I want is my property back,” she said. “I don’t want to go through all this. I don’t want to cause a customer to not want to come back. I don’t want to cause any hard feelings or have a bad reputation in the community.” “If they’ve lost a DVD or friends borrowed it and they can’t get it back, just replace the DVD, she added. “I’ll normally wipe off all the late fees.” Leonard said she will also forgive late fees completely depending on the situation. Last year, Leonard forgave a little less than $10,000. “What that means is if someone has an outstanding balance,” explained Leonard, “I will review their account and if I find it would be worthwhile to create a rental relationship again, I will take off the late fees and give them another chance at renting again.” However, the customer must take the first step and call or come into the store. “Just call us or e-mail us,” she said. “Tell us your situation and I guarantee you will be happy with what we work out. Nobody’s ever walked away unhappy.”


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By Jeremiah S. Papineau

‘The Great Chernesky’ is coming to town

Bringing his brand of ‘vagrant Vaudeville’ with him


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PLATTSBURGH — The Great Chernesky will soon be here. The Auburn native will be bringing his brand of what he calls “vagrant Vaudeville” to Cheechako Taco, 87 Margaret St., next Saturday, Feb. 26. And, it’s something he’s really excited about. “Basically, at its core, there’s music — the old folks songs on guitar and harmonica — that kind of stuff,” said Chernesky. “But, mixed in, there’s scene work, there’s skits, there’s audience participation. There’s a good mix to keep people on their toes.” Chernesky became interested in being a performer growing up in the Central New York city. He remembers there being “a decent number of street performers” there, mainly consisting of people who had been released from the Auburn Correctional Facility trying to make a living. Chernesky would watch them perform and was inspired to follow their path — minus run-ins with the law. “I was always a bit of a ham as a kid,” said Chernesky. “I always kind of dug what they did because I always had the urge to

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perform. You’d see these guys who just stand out on the street playing and doing all sorts of crazy stuff.” The only really high-quality programs for performing arts were in Syracuse and really expensive, said Chernesky. “Only the rich kids could afford to go,” he said. “Our family really couldn’t afford that stuff and it was before there was any sort of initiative for scholarships.” So, Chernesky spent time studying the street performers and, in January 2007, started performing publicly himself with acts like juggling, guitar playing and singing. “The big thing is variety in entertainment,” he said. “I try to make sure every show is different.” Chernesky is already looking forward to his Plattsburgh show, saying that he plans to pull out all the stops with the help of friend and fellow performer “High N’ Dry” Philly Phillips. “I don’t want to tip my hand too much. We’ve got some surprises in store,” said Chernesky. “[Phillips] is an art mastermind. He does caricature work. He’ll do some other artistic stylings.” Chernesky said he really wants to get the crowd excited about singing along with old

songs many will know. But, if they don’t know the words, Chernesky said he’ll have lyrics to hand out so no one is left out. “They’re easy to pick up,” he said of the songs. “We teach you the important parts.” Friend Matt Hall of Plattsburgh helped coordinate Chernesky coming to town and said he thinks people will get a kick out of what they’ll see. “I’m excited because Chris’ whole deal has been to try and break down the whole barrier between the artist and the audience and bring it back to a time when people could interact more freely,” said Hall. “People pick up on what he does really well. It makes for an exciting time.” “If you’re going out to have a good time, a nice evening to be entertained, then you’re going to get what you signed up for,” said Chernesky. The Feb. 26 event will have limited seating with people wanting to attend encouraged to purchase tickets early. Tickets are $10 each, which includes the cost of dinner and the show. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with the show to start at 8:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, contact Hall at 315-708-4179 or stop into Cheechako Taco. For more about The Great Chernesky, visit


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Earned Income Tax Credit to help those who need it most By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — The Earned Income Tax Credit is a credit many are unaware they qualify for, and, as a result, don’t file for. John C. Bernardi, executive director of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, was joined recently by members of the Clinton and Essex County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition to raise awareness of the federal tax credit, which is available to assist low-income families and individuals. “The Earned Income Tax Credit is a tremendous service and a great opportunity for people to get a tax return,” said Bernardi, adding one in four taxpayers is unaware they are eligible for the credit, which could amount to as much as $5,666. According to information from the Internal Revenue Service, a taxpayer with three or more qualifying children and an earned income of no more than $43,352 or $48,362 if

married filing jointly, would be eligible. A taxpayer with two qualifying children must have an earned income of no more than $40,363 or $45,373 if married filing jointly. Those with one qualifying child may earn as much as $35,535 or $40,545 if married filing jointly. Those without children are also eligible for the credit under certain restrictions. Taxpayers ages 25-65 are eligible if they have an earned income not greater than $13,460 for an individual or $18,470 for those married filing jointly. “It’s a great opportunity to put money in the pockets of people who need it most, which in turn, helps the economy grow,” Bernardi said of the tax credit. When it comes tax returns, one of the easiest ways to file, said Bernardi, is through free tax preparation sites hosted by the coalition in the two-county region. The sites are operated by trained volunteers, offering electronic filing for faster refunds, said Bernardi. Another benefit of visiting a coalition-ap-

The Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center has been busy preparing income tax returns since late last month, with many people inquiring about the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. Here, Judy Heintz, a volunteer tax preparer with the American Association of Retired Persons, assists Tracey Buckley of Peru with filing her return. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

proved site, he added, is the educational component available to those who file. Coalition members like Kathleen A. Eppler with Champlain National Bank and Jody Carpenter with UFirst Federal Credit Union, are able to provide information about budgeting, saving and investing the money people receive from their tax returns. “We’ve found a lot of times people who have never belonged to a financial institution,” said Carpenter. “We want them to see they can trust a financial institution and that we can give them the information and the tools they need



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so they can do more with their money.” “We’ve even seen people who have gotten themselves into a financial situation where they’re concerned about having anything to put into a savings or checking account,” said Eppler. “We can help educate them to get out of that situation and start building credit and building a savings. That’s why we’re here.” For more information about the EITC or a list of tax preparation sites offered by coalition volunteers, call 335-8599 or dial 2-1-1. More information about the EITC may also be found on the IRS Web site,

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Council impeding vibrant communities Burgh Editorial


ake a stand. Lend a hand. Stop bullying now. That’s what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says to kids who get bullied in school. And if bullies aren’t stopped when they’re young, they become adult bullies. The fight over the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake has shown us that bullies can also take the form of organizations. So move over, Adirondack Park Agency, there’s a new bully in town: the Adirondack Council. So-called “environmental advocacy groups” are actually created on that premise — to put their noses in other people’s business, people they don’t agree with — and strong-arm them into getting some lunch money, so to speak. Or at least garner more lunch money from deeppocket benefactors to perpetuate their existence. The Council’s latest mission to do so is the case of the Adirondack Club and Resort and their promise to change the developer’s plans to suit their vision of “an Adirondack Park with clean air and water and large wilderness areas, surrounded by working farms and forests and vibrant local communities.”

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There is a community in the Adirondack Park — Tupper Lake — that is floundering economically and needs a shot in the arm. In fact, most communities in the Adirondacks need an economic booster shot, and, while Forest Preserve and state easements help draw tourists each year, they are not the answer to making local communities vibrant. What we need is economic development. And guess what? Someone is interested in doing just that in Tupper Lake and has a plan to create jobs by developing the land around the Big Tupper Ski Area. Is it a perfect plan? No. But that’s why proposed development goes through a permitting process. Yet the permitting process shouldn’t be rigged to turn down a project; it should be designed to make a project better for the environment and the community. And it shouldn’t take seven years of red tape to do so. Thus far, the bullies are pushing around the Tupper Lake community, not trying to improve it, and they are attempting to drag out the permitting process in the hope that the developers will run out of money and patience and give up, just as they’ve accomplished in the past. But the Adirondack Council should have done a background check on their opponent before climbing into the ring. Somebody should have warned them: Never pick a fight with a Tupper

Laker. They don’t give up. Why is the Adirondack Club and Resort project the Adirondack Council’s business anyway? Because they made it their business to fulfill their mission of ensuring “the ecological integrity and wild character of the Adirondack Park for current and future generations.” But, who decides what that ecological integrity and wild character should be for the Adirondack Park? Didn’t the New York State Legislature create the Adirondack Park Agency in 1971 to do just that? Apparently that wasn’t good enough for some. So, in 1975, the Adirondack Council was founded to make that decision for the rest of us. The Adirondack Council and other environmental advocacy groups — such as Protect the Adirondacks! — think they have to protect the Adirondacks from the Adirondackers. And, if they don’t get what they want, they push us around in an attempt to force their agenda down our throats. The Adirondack Council’s advocacy focuses on the “biggest threats to the ecology and wild character of the Park.” The number one threat today, it appears, is the Adirondack Club and Resort and the Tupper Lake business community that supports the project, namely ARISE of Northern New York (Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving Their Economy).

The ACR project, as proposed and amended by the developers, is a threat to the Adirondack Council’s vision for “vibrant local communities.” Answer this question: How can you create vibrant local communities by hindering economic development? And don’t tell us that creating more Forest Preserve and state easements is the answer, because it is not. We need real investment, not seasonal jobs catering to hikers and kayakers. The Council says it is “looking forward” to the upcoming adjudicatory hearing process and expects that its modifications “will enable the APA” to approve a permit with the Council’s conditions. Again, why is this any of the Adirondack Council’s business? And why does the Adirondack Park Agency, which will eventually decide whether to issue a permit for the ACR project, need the Adirondack Council’s approval? Not sure, unless they want the APA’s lunch money, too.

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Wilson’s cartoons to anchor Denton Pub’s editorial pages ELIZABETHTOWN — Denton Publications will begin running features created by Saranac Lake political cartoonist Mark Wilson on its opinion/editorial pages starting Feb. 19. Wilson is an editorial cartoonist, illustrator and rapt observer of New York state politics and culture from his perspective in the northern reaches of New York’s Adirondack Park. Under the signature MARQUIL, his cartoons appear regularly in newspapers and on web sites across New York. His illustrations appear in Adirondack Life magazine and The Sunday Gazette of Schenectady, which also publishes his opinion columns. His drawings also lampoon regional issues in the Adirondack North Country region. Any perceived artistry in Wilson's work is, in all likelihood, inspired by his awesome wife; their reddish dog and five chickens inspire the humor. A self-described free-range backyard chicken farmer, Wilson is also the president of the Lake Placid Shoreowners Association.


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E’town to India: Dare I say ... never say never? L

ast week I wrote about my skeptism when politicians come calling. This week, skeptism was replaced with disbelief when Mike Singh from Ahmedabad, India called requesting an inperson meeting, here in the financial center of Elizabethtown. Mr. Singh, with a distinct Indian accent, informed me he would be in town near the end of the month and would like show me how I can save between 50 to 60 percent of our production costs by moving the production process and perhaps other tasks “offshore.” Mr. Singh touts that comprehensive outsourcing drawn from their extensive global resources, with deep subject matter expertise and proven management experience, will create an efficiency of excellence for Denton Publications. My initial rebuff doesn’t deter Mike, as he points to the “Cloud” and goes more in depth with measurable metrics and engaged management. I spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Mike as he piqued my interest on the specifics of what he was really offering. In a nutshell, our local staff would gather the news and write articles, advertisements and all of the normal processes we go through each week to build content for the papers. Then at the end of the day, electronically, we send everything to India. When we come in the next morning, like magic, the creative work will be completely edited, designed, proofed, and ready to go into the paper. Mike’s offshore team would design the final newspaper product before sending it back to us to print and distribute locally. Now, I assume Mike doesn’t know that

we’ve been struggling to upthe surface, we would be date some of our equipment saving not only their salaries and software recently. For but the costs of insurances, those of you who don’t opercomputers, software and all ate a computer network, you the other intangible aspects just can’t replace a few comthat go with employees such puters, because the newer as transportation issues, computers don’t work well personality conflicts, illnesswith the older software, and es, snow days, lack of proonce you replace one generaduction, training, schedultion of software, you have reing and many more we don’t place the software for everyhave the space to list here. Dan Alexander one on the network, which The concept, while interThoughts from then goes back to replacing esting, goes completely Behind the Pressline their computer, which in turn against my core beliefs. triggers other software and network compo- There is so much more to owning and opernents to be incompatible with the new soft- ating a small business than just producing ware forcing you to upgrade those pro- profits alone. The ultimate American dream grams. Needless to say, you can go from is to operate a successful small business, spending a few thousand dollars to tens of produce a valued product, and create local thousands of dollars before you’re done, and jobs while meeting the needs of your cusonce you start, there is no going back. So I tomers. have to wonder if, after several frustrating While this world may be getting smaller weeks of green screens, font issues and com- and the technology is readily available, I just puters not talking to each other, there are lit- can’t imagine giving in to this global aptle “Spybots” buried deep in the software proach. Our company, like many, cherishes that send out calling cards to companies like its role of being an asset to the community. Mike’s that basically say, ”We’ve softened Our founder, William Denton, was proud to them up, and they are ready for your call!” say, as we do today, “We are more than a First, let me state clearly that I have noth- newspaper, we are a community service.” I ing against the folks from India trying to im- fear, through technology and competition, prove their standard of living by seeking that greed will continue to overwhelmed our work from the U.S. But my primary concerns good judgment. are for my employees, my region and my There was a time when buying American country in that order. Mr. Singh’s proposal, meant something special. The pride behind while worth investigating, would put apAmerican ingenuity and the American proximately 10 of our good North Country worker has been challenged, in many ways staff members out of a job, and that is a ma- by that same American worker who values jor impact on my priorities noted above. On discount pricing when spending their mon-

Letters to the Editor A successful Wacky Winter Carnival On Saturday, February 5th, The Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary celebrated winter in the North Country and promoted a “living healthy” lifestyle to fight heart disease with a series of events free to the public. We kicked off the day with The Wacky Winter Carnival on the CVPH front lawn from 11:00 am – 4:00pm. The event was a family-oriented, fun-filled and healthy day of fitness-related activities including ice skating, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing, sledding — just to name a few. Not only did the Carnival offer the community the opportunity to enjoy heart-healthy outdoor activities, but residents gave back by donating over 200 pounds of heart-healthy food to the Food Shelf. In the evening, the Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary turned its attention and support to Go Red For Women which celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as a community to band together to wipe out heart disease — the number one killer of women. The evening began with the lighting of the great tree outside the NCCCA Arts Center with red lights followed by an inspiring performance by the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir and reception inside the Center. Over 750 community members took part in the free activ-

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ities and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the many volunteers and organizations who helped to make the entire day, and evening, a huge success. In particular, we owe a very big thank you to CVPH, especially President Stephens Mundy and Facilities Manager Craig Von Bargen, for providing us with the ideal venue to host our Wacky Winter Carnival. CVPH’s great front lawn and pond was the perfect home for an event focusing on family, fitness and fun — and access to the hospital’s inside facility provided young children with the opportunity to get warm and enjoy some arts and crafts. And, thanks to the Town of Plattsburgh for supplying us with cross country ski equipment and snowshoes. We were thrilled to be able to provide the community with a great excuse to be outside and to introduce these terrific winter sports to people of all ages. Finally, I would like to give a big shout out to Y106.3 who was with us all day with live remotes right from the front lawn of CVPH. I would also like to thank the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NCCCA), especially Board President Leigh Mundy and Executive Director Susan Daul, for opening the doors of the Center for the evening in support of the fight against heart disease in women. Of course thanks to the Mayor of Plattsburgh and the Department of Public Works

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ey but expects wages and benefits to be on the increase when privately owned small businesses are struggling just to keep the lights on and Fortune 500 companies may already be employing an offshore strategy. We can’t have it both ways, but if lower costs are what consumers want, then American businesses have little choice but to meet that demand by trimming expenses. Any short-term gain Denton Publications could make by pursuing an offshore production opportunity would be a short-lived gain. Unfortunately, the reality of this global economy is that competition will force us to be competitive with India, China, Korea and others, what were once thought of as, Third-World economies. Faced with this choice on our small local level, one has to wonder about the future of our small communities and how we’ll compete on the world stage with countries far more ambitious and motivated. I, for one, never thought our ultra-local firm would face this choice. With the average wage in India being approximately $15 a day, I have been forced to ask myself: Am I foolish to not consider this opportunity? Do I risk all of our jobs should our corporate competitors move in this direction? Is this a choice of greed, competition or just good business sense? I’m unsure how to categorize it, but right now I know there is no way I’ll consider sending work overseas At the same time, I learned long ago to never say never. I just hope this never ... never arrives. Dan Alexander is publisher and owner of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

we have a tree in the center of the city that will continue to be lit with red lights to help keep the spirit of Go Red for Women alive throughout the month of February. And, the Regional Chapter of the American Heart Association has been very generous in their support of all our efforts to focus on heart disease over the last several weeks. Finally, a very, very, special thanks to the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir. The motivating force of their voices was the perfect end of the day — the power of their music empowered us all to take charge of our lives and our health. Ron Marino Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary President

Warning against Gardasil In a recent issue of the North Countryman there was an article promoting and recommending Gardasil for “protection” against HIV and other “benefits.” This drug manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals is dangerous! Women have died from this drug. Many have been afflicted with seizures, blood clots and other complications! For verification, log on to AmericanLifeLeague&Gardasil. Your health or life may be at stake! Rose Moore Champlain

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ome technology integration is the joining of various home systems to make things easier to operate, offer cost savings, or provide a combination of benefits to the homeowner. HTI has been around long enough to be considered a complete industry with dedicated manufacturers and at least one certification program offered through CompTIA. HTI may be applied narrowly with simple convenience items like setting all household computers to use one printer or more widely with utility cost-saving measures like automatic thermostat control with automatic window blind control. Full-blown integration offers nearly anything from remotely knowing who is at the front door by way of a security camera video feed to a smart phone to a system that turns lights on or off as a room is entered or exited. Before HTI, everything was handled by whatever industry typically handled the job. Wiring jobs were done by electricians, Internet Service Providers took care of Internet connectivity, and various retailers took care of stereo systems, computers and so forth. While many things are still done that

way, the increasing sophistication and interconnection between newer devices has created a need for workers who can do it all and that need is putting home technology integration back on the map. A worker in HTI would be considered a home systems technician. They would have the ability to install, integrate and troubleshoot many of the new home technology products and systems which gives homeowners the ease of one-stop shopping for technological needs. For the do-it-yourself crowd check out Home Toys at for more information on products, reviews and self-help tutorials. For those experienced with operating systems, head over to the Linux MCE site at and take a look at a free open-source project that provides a great HTI starter platform. Ron Poland is a professor in the Computer Information Systems AAS program at Clinton Community College. Poland is certified in computer repair and networking by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). He is also a Cisco certified network assistant. Questions may be sent to him via e-mail at

Our Furry Friends Our Furry Friends is a weekly feature in the ‘burgh. For more information about these and other fine pets available for adoption, contact: Adirondack Humane Society, 134 Idaho Ave., Plattsburgh,

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arla came to the shelter as a stray and is very sweet and mellow yet playful. She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations and FeLV/FIV

negative. Desi is a domestic short-haired kitty that came to the shelter as a stray. She has tested negative for FeLV/FIV, has been spayed and is up-to-date on vaccinations. Desi is a very shy cat who is a bit independent but very playful. She is affectionate and would be a good addition to any home.

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Junk Mail Facts According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: • Americans receive almost 4 million tons of junk mail every year. • Americans get 21.31 pieces of direct junk mail per week, 43 percent wish they got less, 52.2 percent order something from it, and 46 percent of it is never read. • Each year, 100 million trees are used to produce junk mail. • 250,000 homes could be heated with one day’s supply of junk mail. • If you saved up all the junk mail you received this year, that would equal 1 1/2 tree. • The average American spends eight months of their life opening up junk mail. The Senior Connection is a column provided by the Clinton County Office for the Aging. For more information about services for senior citizens, contact their office at 135 Margaret St., Suite 105, Plattsburgh or call them at 565-4620. Information is also periodically provided by the Behavioral Health Services North Caregiver Resource Center. They may be reached at 565-4543 or 565-4625.

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az is a 1-year-old male black and white short hair kitty who came into the shelter a little timid at first, but has blossomed into a very friendly little guy. Taz is neutered and up-to-date on his vaccines. Taffy is a young, female orange and white American bull terrier mix who is presently in foster care. Her foster family says she is a wonderful dog, loving with a 7-year-old and great with everyone else. Taffy is spayed and up-to-date on her vaccines.


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Native plants always get a bad rap A record month for fires


or some reason, native plants can carry the stigma of being plain, boring, and hard to grow. This is far from the truth. In reality, using native plants in the landscape is simple, adds beauty, and benefits the environment. Native plants are simply plants that have evolved to live in our region. These species have spent thousands of years adapting to the surrounding area. Because these plants are used to our climate and soils, native plants require less fertilizer, less water (once established), and less effort to control pests. Over time, this translates to less time spent tending to your landscaping and less maintenance costs. In addition, natural landscapes contribute to the environment. Using less water, pesticide, and fertilizer helps improve the quality of our groundwater and our local streams and lakes. Reducing the amount of chemical fertilizer also improves soil quality, as chemical fertilizers decrease soil structure over time. Native plants also provide wildlife habitat by providing both shelter and food sources for native birds, butterflies, and mammals. If you have never used native plants in the

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landscape, you may be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate the plants. You can start with a clean palette by removing all your current plants from the landscape and replacing them with natives but this approach is a lot of work and money. A simpler way to use native plants is to start incorporating natives into your current landscape. Simply add them, like you would any exotic plant, to the garden. Consider tucking a lobelia or coneflower into your boarder garden. Overtime, the garden will have more and more native plants. Local nurseries carry a large selection of native trees, shrubs, perennials, and ground covers. In addition, plants can be purchased from on-line sources. Or, if you are looking to save some money and have some time on your hand, you can simply grow your own from seed. Seed is available through many catalogs and on-line nurseries. As you spend your winter evenings, curled up on the couch, with your favorite gardening books and catalogs, take the time to give the native plants a bit more consideration. You may be very pleased with what they add to your garden! Anne Lenox Barlow has had experience in the agricultural field as a horticulture educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County. She can be reached by e-mail at

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I want to thank Denton Publications for the greater coverage of the whole Adirondacks in our local papers. I have certainly noticed the trend, and meant to write and thank you before this. Last fall there was a meeting held in Chestertown, sponsored by Teresa Sayward and Betty Little. It tackled all the concerns and problems of the Adirondack residents and was well attended by people from the whole park. The meeting was not well publicized beforehand, and I was pleased to see so many people there. Also, I was glad to notice coverage by Thom Randall, and noticed that no other papers were represented there. This region needs a sense of community, which is hard to maintain in view of the distances between us. The papers published by Denton Publications are being of great service in uniting us. Your guest editorial in last week’s paper by Mark Moeller was particularly welcome and enlightening to those of us who have similar problems, and usually unfamiliar with the situation in Tupper Lake. It is too easy for interests outside the park to make inroads in our small communities while the rest of us are unaware. The people of North Creek got together and resurrected the train station a few years ago, and have enjoyed the surge of business that the Upper Hudson Railroad has brought to their small town. Now the Warren County Board of Supervisors has fired the company, which has operated the system, and is quibbling about its successor while the summer season approaches without plans. The Glens Falls Post Star pays little attention to this quandary, and is uninterested


he five chapters in the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region — from the Canadian border to Duchess and Ulster counties — responded to a record number of fires during the month of December 2010, providing assistance to more than 100 people. In December, volunteers and staff responded 37 fires region-wide. As a result of this rash of fires, the American Red Cross spent 34 percent more on disaster relief this December than in December 2009 and three times the amount as was spent in December 2008. Since the beginning of our fiscal year July 1, disaster expenses are 25 percent higher than last year. After residential fires, the Red Cross is often the only agency on the scene whose sole responsibility is to take care of fire victims. We provide assistance 24 hours a day 7 days a week. When a disaster strikes, the

in covering happenings outside the Glens FallsSaratoga area. We count on you to spread such news, and you do seem to be responding to our needs. Thank you! Carol Gregson Olmstedville

Thanks for ‘Dine-Out’ The United way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. partnered with several restaurants from Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties to hold the first “Dine-Out” for United Way event on January 13, 2011. The Event was a success and helped raise funds to be distributed to 36 health and human service agencies in the tri-county area. The United Way would like to send a heart felt thank you to the participating patrons and restaurants: Arnie’s Restaurant, Duke’s Diner, Bazzano’s Pizza, Ground Round, Butcher Block, Guma’s Restaurant, Carillon Restaurant, Koto Japanese Steakhouse, Casa Del Sol, Mainely Lobster, Charlie’s Inn, Mangia Pizza & Pasta, Cobble Hill Inn, Michele’s Fine Dining, Deer ’s Head Restaurant, My Cup of Tea, Donovan’s, North Country Club, and Dry Dock The support from participating restaurants will touch all walks of life from southern Essex County to northern Clinton County to western Franklin County and all points in between. Again thank you for your generosity. Kirk Stallsmith United Way of the Adirondack Region Campaign Chairperson

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American Red Cross provides aid to those in need including a warm safe place to sleep, emergency funds for food, clothing and a compassionate shoulder to lean on. The major causes of residential fires are cooking, heating and smoking. We urge families to have working smoke alarms and to practice evacuation routes in case fires to occur. Be safe. The Red Cross Corner is a regular column provided by the North Country chapter of the American Red Cross. The chapter may be reached at 561-7280 or via e-mail at

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High school students from across the region participated in the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society’s Character In Leadership Institute hosted at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh Feb. 5. The event featured discussions and activities centered on what characteristics make good leaders and how students can and already exhibit them. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

Leadership program teaches values are important By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — Each year, Michael S. Cashman looks forward to the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society’s Character In Leadership Institute. The event, said Cashman, was designed as a free outreach program to the local community “to foster an opportunity for leadership development in our young citizens.” “I really enjoy it because it gives a lot of our high schools students the opportunity to visit the college and meet mature role models in the college environment they can see themselves in in a couple more years,” said Cashman, who serves as coordinator of student activities at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and organizer of the annual event at the college. The institute celebrated its 16th year Feb. 5, with dozens of students from high schools across the region participating. Large- and small-group activities overseen by college student mentors centered on discussing “The Six Pillars of Character” designed by the Josephson Institute of Los Angeles, Calif. — trustworthiness, fairness, respect, responsibility, caring and citizenship. The

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discussions emphasized the importance of each value and how even in high school students can begin practicing them through volunteer work and other activities. “One of the messages that gets hit home over and over again by our college students is take advantage of the opportunities that are being afforded to you in high school because those opportunities will lay a strong foundation for you to get into college, to be an active citizen in the community,” said Cashman. “It shows them that no matter how old you are, you can do great things. That message really hits home with them.” Linzee Wright, a sophomore at Peru High School, said she enjoyed the program, which taught her, among other things, the characteristic of trustworthiness and how it meant to both trust other and be a person others can trust. “I was nervous about going because I only knew one person going, but as the day started I became more comfortable,” said Wright, who added she enjoyed working with students from other schools in group activities. “I saw how people that I had just met, trusted me ... I met a lot of new people ... I would consider them friends now.” Chazy Central Rural School sophomore Sarah McNally said one of the pillars her group focused on was caring. “It’s about talking to other people to see how things affect them,” she said. “It’s also about letting others care about you by telling them what’s on your mind and why it affects you.” SUNY Plattsburgh student Kara Bergeron said she found the high school students became very enthusiastic in participating in the program, discussing the importance of values that can one day help them become great leaders. “I think the program’s great because the students are able to engage each other in conversation that doesn’t happen every day,” said Bergeron. “It’s an amazing program that really taps into some of the students who may or may not have had a lot of opportunities to participate in discussions like this,” said Cashman.


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CVPH beginning ER expansion PLATTSBURGH — CVPH Medical Center has received a grant for $3.5 million to expand the Emergency Department by adding 5,400 square feet. The ED was last expanded in 1997 to accomodate an average of 32,000 patients a year. Now the ED sees about 50,000 a year. Renovations will be take place in the current waiting room and triage, beginning in March, with the plan to be finished by August. The changes will allow for patients to be moved directly to a treatment room where registration will begin.

Radar to be used at border PLATTSBURGH — According to the Government Accountability Office, only 32 of the 4,000 miles between the U.S. and Canada are considered secure. To help with Northern Tier borders Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing to have military-grade radar utilized to detect low-flying planes smuggling drugs. In 2010, nearly 1,100 drug-related arrests were made in the North Country, up 95 perecent from 2001.

Audit finds taxpayers overpaid BEEKMANTOWN — According to the New York State Comptroller ’s Office, Beekmantown Central School asked for more money from taxpayers during the last five years than was needed for educational programs. Revenues exceeded about $5.6 million and more than half a million dollars of taxpayer money was never used.

Grants to help research fish PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Basin Program has awarded two grants totaling nearly $130,000 to research the impact of fishing tournaments and toxins on the Lake Champlain fish population. Fish will be tagged and if people catch a tagged fish they can call the Lake Champlain Research Institute to let them know where they were caught. They will also surgically place a radio device in a few dozen bass which will track their movements in the lake. The study should be complete by early 2012.

Bar’s liquor license pulled PLATTSBURGH — According to the New York State Liquor Authority, the Krazy Horse Saloon on Margaret Street has lost its license after violating 11 liquor laws. From Sept. 23-24, 2010, the bar was given 10 of the 11 violations for serving alcoholic beverages to those younger than 21. The other came during the same time for inadequate supervision “over the conduct of the licensed business.” The bar can remain open but alcohol cannot be served.

Woman treated after car slid PLATTSBURGH — Lori A. Morrison, 40, Plattsburgh, was treated for minor injuries at CVPH Medical Center and later released following a car accident Feb. 8. Morrison reportedly lost control of her car and slid into a pile of snow near Kansas Avenue intersection.

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From Cairo, with angst:

Assemblywoman’s family lands in heart of Egyptian revolution By Keith Lobdell WILLSBORO — For the Pierce family, it was the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an exotic land. But while the family knew that there was tension, it wasn’t until after their plane had taken off that things really started to get exciting in the country they were headed for. Egypt. The family, consisting of parents Kevin and Yvonne, siblings Derrick and Lucas, and Derrick’s then soon-to-be fiance, Jennifer, did not know that the U.S. State Department had issued a travel warning to the country on the brink of revolution until they touched down in Cairo. Yvonne is the daughter of state Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward.

Airport chaos “We left on the evening of Jan. 27 and they issued the travel warning on the 28th, while we were in the air,” said Lucas. “We didn’t know anything until we got to Cairo and were told that we would have to stay in the airport overnight.” Pierce said that he slowly started to hear rumblings throughout the terminal that the situation in Egypt’s capital city had escalated, as citizens of the country converged at Tahrir Square as they sought the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who did so Feb. 11. “The airport was packed and nobody really knew what was going on,” Pierce said. “We found out that we had arrived an hour after the first curfew had been declared in Cairo, so we were stuck.” Pierce said that while he and his family went searching for answers, food soon became as sparse as the explanations he was looking for. “The food counter was ransacked,” he said. “The snack shop in the terminal was so small that the food was gone pretty quickly.”

To the hotel Once the curfew was lifted at 7 a.m. on the morning on the morning of Jan. 28, the Pierces left the airport and headed to the hotel. While they were told that they would be safe in the hotel, Lucas said that the family wondered about how safe things were during the drive. “It was a 45-minute drive from the airport to our hotel, which was right next to Tahrir Square,” Pierce said. “We saw five burning buildings, and I am talking 12to 15-story huge buildings. There were incinerated cars lining the streets, the military was out with its tanks and you

“The military was out with its tanks and you could hear the screams and chants from the car.” — Lucas Pierce could hear the screams and chants from the car. The sky was filled with smoke.”

Trapped in the hotel Once at the hotel, the family was told to stay inside for the next two days. “The hotel really could not hold everyone that was there, but we were advised not to go out and to stay there,” Pierce said. “At night, you could hear everything. The chants, gunshots, screaming. The sky was lit up.” Pierce said that conditions worsened along with the increase in activity and dissonance. “We wanted to go down to dinner one night, and on the way to the dining hall we were told to go back into our rooms and turn the lights off,” Pierce said. “You couldn’t drink the tap water there, so we had times in our room where we were without food or water.”

Apologetic Pierce said that when he did get to talk to any Egyptians, they were very pleasant and welcoming in the midst of political turmoil and revolution. “I didn’t ever see a lot of animosity towards tourists,” he said. “I was able to talk to a few of the guides and the people at the hotel and, a lot of times, they would apologize for what was going on and that they were sorry that they had ruined our trip.” Pierce said that while they felt bad for the band of tourists, they were committed to the cause they were fighting for. “They would all explain about what had happened to them and that they felt that they really needed change in their country,” Pierce said. “It was pretty intense at points.”

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A way out As the family grew more and more anxious, Pierce, who studied politics and government at college, started to use what he had learned to get in contact with the U.S. Embassy. “I tried for two days, but it was impossible,” he said. “No one could really tell us what to do, and it was frustrating.” Pierce said he then reached out to a contact that he had made both through last year ’s campaign trail and through his grandmother, Teresa Sayward. “I made a call to Congressman (Chris) Gibson’s office and he got back to me within an hour and worked on getting us a contact,” Pierce said. “We were able to evacuated that Monday morning (Jan. 31) as part of the first day of evacuations. We were very fortunate.”

Some relaxation When the Pierce family boarded the evacuation plane, they knew that they were going to one of three places: the island of Cyprus; Istanbul, Turkey; or Athens, Greece. When they got off the plane, they found themselves in the latter. “We were grappling with do we stay here or do we go straight home and call it a trip,” said Pierce. “In the end, we decided to stay and try to make the best of it.” The Pierces returned to the United States on Feb. 8, with a story that very much fit the classic line about travel: “We really need a vacation from this vacation,” Pierce remarked, followed by a laugh.

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Anti-bullying task force meets to plan KEESEVILLE — Nearly 50 professionals from the fields of Law Enforcement, Mental Health, School Administration, and the Juvenile Prosecutor for Essex County met at Keeseville Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 10. They were part of the Anti Bullying Task Force a division of the Safe Schools, Healthy Students project administered through CVES. New York State Assemblywoman Janet Duprey was there to help explain the New York State Dignity for All Students Act that will go into effect July 1, 2012. The New York Act, which builds on the criteria set forth by the federal definition of bullying, goes a step further. Not only does it define bullying as discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin or ones disability, it also encompasses harassment based on sexual orientation, ethnic group, religion, weight or gender. Duprey mentioned that this was the only time she was involved in passing legislation that led to death threats. Sue Spissinger vrom the SUNY Research Foundation provided a cover

page outlining the school level surveys available to all schools upon request. The surveys are available on the elementary and middle/high school levels and target three separate audiences: school staff, parents, and students. The surveys are available for use immediately. Survey data will be compiled at no cost to schools by the SUNY Research Foundation as part of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students project. Although schools will receive their data individually, no individual school data will be shared with Task Force members or the public. Data will only be shared in aggregate form with the Task Force and other sources. This data will support school officials in moving forward with anti bullying programs and interventions. For the March meeting, the task force was broken into three groups to concentrate on the main components of an anti bullying policy: Definition, Disciplinary Consequences Policies and Incident Reporting Procedures using a policy already in use by the Broward Co, Fla.,

School District. Their anti bullying policy is widely regarded as on of the best in the country. The policy template, when completed, will be made available to schools free of charge. A timeline has been set to finalize the definitions and policy template so that materials will be available to schools in May 2011. To finish the session, the group viewed a presentation by Jeff Sisson, who is the Health, Safety and Risk Management Specialist from CVES about the Olweus Anti Bullying Program. This affordable program involves not only the teachers and staff of the participating school but also the students, parents and the community in a culture changing educational process. Olweus has over 30 years of expertise and research shows it to significantly reduce bullying behavior when used as prescribed. The next task force meeting is scheduled for March 10. If you would like to participate please contact Wanda McQueen the Project Administrator at 5610100 ext. 357.

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Love survives transition to adult home By Fred Herbst TICONDEROGA — Robert and Mary Carlino married for better, for worse ... forever. Married 66 years, the couple spent this Valentine’s day just like all the others — together. “We’ve been married 66 years,” Robert, age 92, smiled. “I think it may last.” The couple lived in Brant Lake 65 years, operating Carlino’s Brant Lake Market for four decades. “They loved Brant Lake,” said Tina Maltbie, their daughter. “It’s their home and they would have never left.” Fate stepped in, however. Mary, age 89, developed Alzheimer’s Disease. “Dad’s entire life is about taking care of my mother,” Maltbie said. “He’s always watched out for her and he always will.” So, when it became necessary to move Mary to an adult care facility, Robert made the only choice he could. He decided to go, too. The couple moved to the

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Moses Ludington Adult Home in Ticonderoga in March 2008. “They’re a package deal,” Maltbie said. “Where one goes, the other goes.” While the couple is living in an adult care facility, they’re like most married couples. “They argue every day,” Maltbie smiled. “At first the staff was a little concerned. I told them not to worry. We’re Italians. That’s how we communicate.” Mary’s memory is failing, but she’s clear about one thing — Robert is the love of her life. “Isn’t he a doll?” Mary asked of Robert. “A living doll,” Robert answered. The Carlinos have three children. Tina and two sons, Anthony, who lives in Lake Placid, and Robert, who lives in Connecticut. Maltbie is thankful her parents are at the Moses Ludington Adult Home. “This place is a gift from God,” she said of the Ti facility. “I feel it’s a wonderful place. My parents have a life here.”

Man facing strangulation charge DANNEMORA — Gordon B. Barger, Standish, was arrested Feb. 8 after allegedly choking someone during a domestic dispute. Barger is facing charges of second-degree strangulation.

Texas Roadhouse coming soon PLATTSBURGH — The permits to have a Texas Roadhouse built in the lot across from Rite Aid on Route 3 in the town of Plattsburgh should be through by summer, with plans for the chain to be open by the end of 2011. The restaurant is expected to employ about 150 people with both part-time and full-time positions available.

Altona home lost in fire ALTONA — The home owned by Ernest Guerin Jr. at 226 Irona Road is a total lost after it was engulfed in flames Feb. 8. No injuries were reported and officials believe it was electrical. Crews from Beekmantown, Champlain, Chazy, Ellenburg Depot, Mooers, and West Chazy assisted the Altona Fire Department in fighting the blaze.

Drug trafficker sentenced PLATTSBURGH — Timothy J. Fleury, 28, Westville was sentenced to 10 years and a month for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Fleury participated in a drug trafficking conspiracy led by William Dunn from June 2004 to Oct. 2005, acting as one of the organization’s principal smugglers from Canada into Northern New York. On May 5, 2008, Fleury led United States Border Patrol in a high-speed pursuit along the border near Constable. The pursuit resulted in the seizure of seven large hockeystyle bags filled with about 300 pounds of high-grade Canadian marijuana. On Sept. 7, 2007, Fleury met with undercover drug enforcement administration agents at a restaurant in Plattsburgh, attempting to purchase 50 pounds of marijuana.

Mooers home destroyed by fire Robert and Mary Carlino Maltbie praised the staff for planning activities for residents and the community for its support. Community groups often visit the residents and host activities for residents, Maltbie said. “The Ticonderoga community is a wonderful place,” she said. A resident of Chestertown, Maltbie learned about Heritage Commons from a friend. “It’s by the grace of God we found this place,” she said. “It’s home for my parents.” The Moses Ludington Adult Home is not a nursing

home, explained Michelle Benedict, the facility administrator. While nursing homes provide total care, the Moses Ludington Adult Home allows independent living with offering help with medication and other health-related issues. Robert and Mary Carlino joined other residents of the Moses Ludington Adult Home for a special luncheon Valentine’s Day. “They’re our first and only couple,” Benedict said of the Carlinos. “We love having them.”

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MOOERS — A fire, likely to have started in a garage, destroyed a house owned by Raymond Blow, 61, at 36 Pepper Hill Road. Blow, who was not home when the fire began, has insurance on the house and garage. Volunteers from Altona, Champlain, Ellenburg Depot, Rouses Point, West Chazy, and Hemmingford, Quebec provided mutial aid to the Mooers Fire Department.

Jones sentenced to a year in jail PLATTSBURGH — Christopher Jones, 45, Plattsburgh was sentenced to a year in jail after stabbing Michael Astwood of Schuyler Falls with a box-cutter-style knife in the abdomen, at Pizza Bono last year. According to Plattsburgh City Police, Jones got into an argument with AStwood over loose change left on the counter at the restaurant. Jones recently pleaded guilty to charge of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

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BOPA hosting annual essay contest PLATTSBURGH — The Battle of Plattsburgh Association and the Key Foundation, in cooperation with the North Country Teacher Resource Center, are sponsoring an essay contest to explore local history and this critical battle of the War of 1812. The contest is open to students in grades 4-12. Prizes will be awarded in each of three grade levels: 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Each grade level will be awarded three prizes as follows: 1st prize — $200; 2nd prize — $100; and 3rd prize — $50. All entries must be submitted to the Bat-

tle of Plattsburgh Association between Feb. 28 and April 15. They can be dropped off or mailed to: Battle of Plattsburgh Association, 31 Washington Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12903 or NCTRC Room 320 Sibley Hall 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh, NY 12901. The following guidelines should be used for your entry: •Do not put your name, grade, or school on the essay. Identifying information should only be on the submission form. This allows for impartial judging. •Submissions should be easily read. It is

strongly recommended that you type your entry using a 12-point font, single spaced. Hand written entries are accepted. •Adhere to the contest directions. Entries not following the directions will not be considered for prizes. Winners will be notified by April 29, and the awards reception is scheduled for May 14. The scoring scale used by the judges is based on the New York State Standards and will reflect the scoring rubrics used for Social Studies and ELA assessments.

Workshop will be held on youth development PLATTSBURGH — An Advancing Youth Development Basics Workshop will be held March 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Old Courthouse, 133 Margaret St., in the second floor meeting room. This free workshop will cover four fundamental concepts of youth development, including the importance of meaningful youth voice and participation within programs, organizations and communities. The workshop is for adults working with youth, including teachers, school staff, youth group leaders and coaches. For more information and to register, call 565-4750.


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Signals getting their message across this weekend By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — When one door closes, another one opens even in the music world. The band Signals got together last April when Mullen’s former band, “Tomorrow is the Day,” called it quits. Mullen said he decided to start taking his music “in a different direction” on his own, and spent the following months writing and perfecting the music he wanted to play. “It wasn't until probably November that we had gotten a full line-up together,” said Mullen. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Dave Collishaw, guitarist Tom Wheelock, bassist Nate Kienert, drummer Collin Reynolds, and Mullen on guitar and vocals. Guitarist Niles Gibb eventually replaced Wheelock who left and joined the band Withered Remains. Signals — with shades of influence from the bands For the Fallen Dreams, Legend, and Caulfield — fits into the what many call the“deathcore” genre, though

Mullen feels their sounds is more “hardcore.” “Although, it doesn't matter to us what people label it,” said Mullen. “As long as people are enjoying the music then they can call it whatever they want.” The band’s first performance was in December when they played Therapy Nightclub and Sports Lounge and was one Mullen described as “a lot of fun” and that “people were into.” It gave them their first taste of what the local music scene is like, he said. “I think the Plattsburgh people are great, the music scene around here is small, but the kids who are involved in it all seem to have their hearts in the right place, so with enough time and effort I really think it could flourish,” said Mullen. The band has only played a handful of shows outside Plattsburgh, with one venue Mullen said he really liked being Sounds Asylum in Middletown. “Sounds Asylum is a great venue and the guys their genuinely put their hearts into giving the

kids in the area a place to play,” he said. “Any bands that are looking to travel a little and play an awesome venue should get in touch with them.” The band is currently working on booking shows across New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Locally, the band has shows slated at Cocktails in Morrisonville this Saturday, Feb. 19, and at Cheechako Taco in Plattsburgh that evening with the bands Forever Endeavor and Long Cat. Another show with Lie Captive, Crown of Lions, Still Rings True, and Forever Endeavor is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 25, in the basement of Olive Ridley’s. Signals is also currently working on their first album, “Survival,” expected out sometime this year. (Editor ’s Note: Signals will perform this Saturday at Cocktails, 42 River St., Morrisonville, from 4-9 p.m. The band will play their Cheechako Taco show on Margaret Street in Plattsburgh that night at 10 p.m. Check out the band on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.)

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival to feature Soovin Kim PLATTSBURGH — Internationallyrenowned violinist Soovin Kim and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival will return to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh Friday, Feb. 25, with the festival’s annual Winter Encore series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium of Hawkins Hall.

The program will include works by living composers of three different generations, each of whom served as a source of inspiration for the other. The concert, under the artistic direction of Soovin, will end with Antonin Dvořák’s Cello Quintet. The show will feature violists Soovin and Hye-Jin Kim; violist Hsin-Yun Huang; cel-

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sion with identification. The event is co-sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Music Department. For more information, call 564-2283. ON THE COVER: Internationally-renowned violinist Soovin Kim will perform next Friday, Feb. 25, with the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Photo provided

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Janine Scherline will appear with the Key Winds Trio in a concert titled “Trio, Trio, Trio!” this Sunday, Feb. 20, in the Krinovitz Recital Hall of Hawkins Hall.

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PLATTSBURGH — Clarinetist and State University of New York at Plattsburgh faculty member Janine Scherline will appear with the Key Winds Trio in a concert titled “Trio, Trio, Trio!” this Sunday, Feb. 20, in the Krinovitz Recital Hall of Hawkins Hall. Joining Scherline for the 2 p.m. performance will be oboist Janice Kyle and pianist David Carpenter. The program will include works by Ernest Block, Gian Carlo Menotti and Srul Irving Glick. The group will give a reprise performance of a rarely heard work

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On Feb. 27 events include luge, cross country and biathlon, adaptive cross country and biathlon, alpine skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, short track speedskating and bobsledding. For more information, visit the Web site

Empire State Games The 31st Annual Empire State Winter Games will take place starting Friday, Feb. 25, running through Sunday, Feb. 27, in Lake Placid. The opening ceremony, where thousands of athletes will make their way into the Herb Brooks Arena, site of the greatest sports moment in U.S. history, will take place Feb. 25 with the parade of athletes at 5:45 p.m., followed by the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. with music by Barefoot Truth. There will also be a festival of the games Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Mirror Lake Public Beach site, with parade again starting at 5:45 p.m. Events start Feb. 25 with women’s hockey, biathlon sprints, figure skating (individual and synchronized), snowboarding, skiing, skeleton races and bobsledding. Events Feb. 26 include cross country skiing, biathlon, alpine skiing, adaptive alpine skiing, figure skating (individual and synchronized), women’s ice hockey, short track speedskating, ski orienteering, snowshoe races, and snowboarding and skier events.

Snowshoe for a cause Here is a chance to get out of the house and support a worthy cause, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery and a relaxing morning of snowshoeing. Come snowshoeing at Up Yonda Farms in Bolton Landing Saturday, Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. to benefit High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. “Snowshoeing is a great way for families to be active, get outdoors and have some fun,” said Sunday Conine, Development Coordinator for High Peaks Hospice. “This event will raise funds to support the patients and families of our area, as well as the compassionate care our nurses, social workers, chaplain and staff provide to the members of our community who are faced with a life-limiting illness. We encourage individuals, families, supporters and anyone interested in taking part in a morning of snowshoeing, join us.” Snowshoes are available for adults and kids, and pre-registration is required to reserve them. The cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple and $30 per family, and parking is $4 per

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Hitting the slopes or the trails There are a number of local ski areas throughout the region that offer a chance to glide down the slopes or make your way through scenic cross country trails. These include, among others: • Beartown Ski Area, • Big Tupper, • Point Au Roche State Park, • Cascade Cross Country Ski Center, • Cross Country Ski Center, • Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, • Mount Pisgah, • Titus Mountain, • Whiteface Mountain and Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Center,

Hit the skating rink! The village of Dannemora has a hidden jewel this time of year — it’s skating rink! The rink, located on Cook Street near the Clinton County Correction Facility Annex, has been in operation for a number of years, and is a favorite place for locals and visitors alike to get some ice time. The rink officially opened Jan. 16 and is anticipated to stay open through March. The hours of operation are 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information about the rink or to check if the rink is open in the event of a school snow day, call 492-2606 or 492-7000, during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

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Key Contacts For Snowmobiling If interested in bringing your snowmobile to other trails in the Clinton, Essex, or Franklin county areas, contact these local clubs: CLINTON COUNTY • Northern Adirondack Trailbreakers — 594-7081 • Mountain Lion Snow Sled Club — 293-8219 • Northern Tier Snow-Runners — 236-6507 • Trailgroomers Snowmobile Club — • Trailfinders Snowmobile Club — 643-8839 ESSEX COUNTY • Adirondack Trail Riders, Inc. — •  Lake Placid Snowmobile Club — • Schroon Lake/ North Hudson Snowmobile Club — FRANKLIN COUNTY • Franklin Snowmobilers, Inc — 891-4397 • Can-Am Border Riders Snowmobile Club — 3582845 • Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club In — • Moira Trailbreakers Inc. — 358-2845 • Tri-Lake Snowmobilers Inc. — 891-3969

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of Saranac, Macomb Reservation State Park in the town of Schuyler Falls, and Silver Lake in the town of Black Brook, are among a handful of places to stop along your day on the trails. In the town of Ellenburg, a particularly impressive sight is the hundreds of wind towers that have been installed to generate electricity. One event snowmobilers in the Northern Tier look forward to every year will take place Saturday, Feb. 26.

Members of the Northern Tier SnoRunners, based in West Chazy, host the annual Ice Drags at Kings Bay on Lake Champlain, bringing in about 60 racers on an annual basis. Two snowmobile racers race each other trying to get the fastest time down a 660 foot straightaway. The entrance to the lake is by the Lakeview Pavilion on State Route 9B in Champlain. Parking will be along the road and on the ice. Registration for the races begin at 12 p.m. The entry fee for spectators is $5. Children younger than 10 will be admitted free. A rain date is set for Sunday, Feb. 27. The Northern Tier Sno-Runners take care of the trails throughout Altona, Sciota, West Chazy, Chazy, Beekmantown, Champlain and Mooers, giving acres upon acres of land for snowmobile enthusiasts to enjoy.

Events Geared Toward People In Plattsburgh ooking for a great way to get outdoors with the family during mid-winter recess? The Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department has the answer. The department will offer the following free programs to town residents during the school vacation:

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Adult Archery Instruction Archery classes will be held for adults ages 18 and older at Gander Mountain from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Equipment will be provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling the recreation department at 562-6860.

Family Outdoor Adventure This program will be held Feb. 23-25, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Cadyville Recreation Park, 114 Goddeau Road. Participants will hike on snow shoes and play games. Equipment will be provided as well as hot chocolate. The event will be co-sponsored by the Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department and the Clinton County Youth Bureau. To register for one or all three days, contact the Clinton County Youth Bureau at 565-4750.

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Try Ice Fishing! If you enjoy being outdoors in winter, ice fishing may be the type of sport that may be of interest to you! The North Country offers many areas to fish — Lincoln Pond in Elizabethtown, Paradox Lake in Schroon, Connery Pond in North Elba, and Plattsburgh Bay in Plattsburgh are just a few public fishing spots registered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, but of course, there are many, many more. Lake trout, northern pike, yellow perch and walleye are just a few of the many species that can be pulled local ice fishing hot spots. The first thing to keep in mind, however, is safety when on the ice. A minimum three to four inches of solid ice is the general rule for safety. However, ice thickness is not uniform on any Information courtesy New York State DEC body of water and using your best judgement is essential. So, be very careful! For more information and ice fishing safety tips, visit or

North Country Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Chamber Ski Day’ Are you just itching to hit the slopes? The North Country Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Chamber Ski Day Friday, March 4, at Whiteface Mountain, 5021 State Route 86, Wilmington. The annual event — co-sponsored by Westelcom, Whiteface and Center Plate — offers a day of networking and fun on the slopes for chamber members and nonmembers alike. The cost is $32 for members and $52 to $87 for nonmembers. Reservations are due by Tuesday, Feb. 22! Those who RSVP after Feb. 22 will pay $10 more. Those new to the sport are able to purchase a "Learn to Ski or Board" package for only $67. This includes equipment rental, a halfmountain ski pass and a lesson. Think once the lifts close the fun is over? Think again! Attendees may head to the Cloudspin Lounge at 4 p.m. for the Après Ski Party. Those who are not skiers can attend the party for only $3. For those who are buying a ski ticket, the party is included in the price. Tickets must be purchased in advance — they will not be available after March 1. For more information, call the chamber at 518563-1000 or go to Any cancellations must be made before Feb. 22 in order to receive a refund.

Let’s Go..... Sledding!

If you’re looking to take the kids sledding — or if you’re a grown-up trying to get in touch with your inner child — there are countless places across the North Country where you can hop on a saucer, sled, tube or toboggan to feel the wind rush against your face in a downhill run! The Cobble Hill Golf Course on Court Street in Elizabethtown, Black Kettle Farm on Cook Road in Essex, Wilmington Youth Center on Park Road in Wilmington, Beartown Ski Area on Beartown Road in Beekmantown, American Legion Post 1619 on Rand Hill Road in West Plattsburgh, and Fox Hill on South Platt Street in Plattsburgh are all among destinations familiar with locals looking to do some serious sledding. If you’re going out, here are a few tips: • Make sure you have permission to be on the property or that it is public with no restrictions on sledding • Choose a hill that’s not too steep, with a long, flat area at the bottom so you can slide to a stop • Avoid accidents by not using hillsides near a street, parking lot, fences, trees or other hazards • Choose snowy hills over icy hills — icy slopes make for harder landings

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PLATTSBURGH —  The  Battle  of  Plattsburgh Association will host its annual Treaty of Ghent Ratification  Party  Friday,  Feb.  25,  at  Elks  Lodge  621,  56 Cumberland Ave.,  from  5  to  9  pm.  Learn  about  the end of the War of 1812 while enjoying food, music, a silent auction. Tickets  are  $10  each  for  Battle  of  Plattsburgh  Association  members  and  $12  for non-members.  Period  clothing  encouraged but not required.  Dinner is available as a dutch treat at the Elks Lodge from 5 to 8 p.m.  For more information, call 518-566-1814 or visit

Free equine day at Miner Farm March 12 CHAZY — The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute will host a free equine educational  event,  Saturday, March  12,  in  the Miner  Center  Auditorium,  586  Ridge Road. The event, which will be held from 9 a.m.  to  3  p.m.,  features  guest  and  inhouse  speakers  on  a  variety  of  horse topics,  a  trade  show,  refreshments  and door prizes. For  more  information,  contact  Karen Lassell at 518-846-7121, ext. 120.

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts,  17  Algonquin  Dr.,  will  host  tumbling  classes beginning Wednesday, March 16, in the new Annex studio at the Arts Center.  During  the  weekly  sessions,  youngsters  age  2-12 will be introduced to tumbling and basic gymnastic skills.  The  goal  of  the  program  is  to  develop strength, flexibility and coordination while simultaneously building self-confidence. Classes will be instructed by Donna Walsh, Mary Heaverly and Debbie Neill and be held Wednesdays for eight weeks: March 16, 23, 30; April 20, 27; and May 4, 11 and 18. For costs and to register, contact the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 518-523-2512. For more information,  call  Walsh  at  518-891-5909  or  Heaverly  at 518-891-8453. 

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This directory is your guide to places of worship. Please call ahead for the dates and times.

St. Elizabeth’s Church

Main St. Elizabethtown, NY 518-873-6760

St. Mary’s Church 86 Church St. Champlain, NY 518-298-8244

St. Matthew’s

Plattsburgh United Methodist Church 127 Beekman St. Plattsburgh, NY 518-563-2992

St. Joseph’s Church 60 West Church St. West Chazy, NY 518-493-4521

St. Ann’s

781 Silver Lake Rd. Au Sable Forks, NY 518-647-8225

3062 State Route 11 Mooers Forks, NY 518-236-5632

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St. James Church

4919 So. Catherine St. Plattsburgh, NY 518-561-1842

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St. Margaret’s

10 Church Lane Au Sable Forks, NY 518-647-8225

5789 NY State Rt. 86 Wilmington, NY 518-647-8225

St. Joseph’s Church

St. Alexander’s Church

1349 Military Turnpike Plattsburgh, NY 518-563-6301

1 Church St. Morrisonville, NY 518-561-5039

St. Mary’s of the Lake

St. Joseph’s Church

St. Philip Neri Church

Christ & St. John’s Episcopal Church

St. Augustine’s Church

New Hope Christian Fellowship

1202 Cumberland Head Rd. Plattsburgh, NY 518-561-2488

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CVAC Cheerleading Competition, Saranac High School — Feb. 13 Northeastern Clinton Central School — First Place

Peru Central School — Second Place

Saranac Cheering Clinic

Northern Adirondack Central School — Third Place

AuSable Valley Central School

Plattsburgh High School — Exhibition Beekmantown Central School Saranac Central School

Crown Point Central School — Exhibition

Photos by Sarah L. Cronk the ‘burgh

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Peru wins sectional wrestling title By Keith Lobdell

Chazy’s Chelsea Guay brings the puck up along the boards. The Eagles made it to the Upstate Girls Hockey championship game before falling to Ithaca Photo by Keith Lobdell

Lady Eagles make finals, bow out to Ithaca team The Chazy Lady Eagles hockey team made it back to the Upstate New York championship game for their sport, but could not solve their opponents goalie. In the semifinals Feb. 11, Lauren O’Connor scored two of the Eagles first three goals as Chazy beat Oswego 5-1 in their semifinal matchup. O’Connor scored the opening goal of the game at the 12:58 mark of the period off assists by Astrid Kempainen and Alexis Guay, then scored with 28 seconds left in the period on assists from Sarah LoTemplio and Jesse Huber. Kempainen scored the middle goal of the quarter for the Eagles on an assist from Alex Betrus. LoTemplio scored the Eagles lone goal in the second period on assists by O’Connor and Huber, while Bailey Waterbury scored the teams third period goal on assists from Amanda Peterson and Caitlyn LaPier. Christina Emery made nine save in the win, while the Eagles launched 35 shots on goal. In the championship game against Ithaca Feb. 12, the Eagles again held a huge advantage in shots, with margin of 34-6. However, the Eagles defense allowed three goals while the Ithaca goalie stopped each of the 34 shots she faced.

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ELLENBURG DEPOT — For some, it will be their first chance to impress on a statewide stage. For others, it will be a chance to improve upon previous years. And for one, it will be the chance to join the immortals of New York state wrestling. Fifteen wrestlers qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division II state wrestling tournament at the Times Union Center in Albany Feb. 25-26 through winning their weight class at the Section VII tournament Feb. 12. Overall team champion Peru will have seven members of their squad heading to the state meet, while second-place Beekmantown and fourth-place and host Northern Adirondack advanced three wrestlers apiece and thirdplace Saranac advanced two wrestlers to the states. “We have a really strong sectional team this year,” Peru head coach Mike Hogan said. “There are a lot of seniors with previous state experience that are coming back. We have a very solid team to compete for a sectional state championship.” Along with a sectional state title, the Indians will also keep their eyes on the individual team standings. over the last two years, the Indians have finished in third and fourth place, respectively.

Peru’s Arik Robinson scored his fifth Section VII title and will look to win his fourth state championship. Photo by Keith Lobdell

However, Hogan said that his top priority is helping the section succeed as a unit. “From here on out, there are no more teams, we are all Section VII and we are looking for great things,” Hogan said. Whether as a sectional team or as the squad of Indians, both teams will be led by three-time state champion Arik Robinson, who scored a second period technical fall over Beekmantown’s John Grazione at 112. “It’s awesome to be going back with a lot of friends,” Robinson said, making his goals for the state tournament clear. “I am looking to bring another state title home and my hope is to win the most outstanding wrestler award for the tournament,” he said. Robinson added that he was greatful to all those who had helped him accomplish what he had.

Jacob Goddeau celebrates after his 5-1 win against Jesse Daniels. Goddeau was named most outstanding wrestler of the Section VII tournament Feb. 12. Photo by Keith Lobdell

“I have great workout partners and great coaches who have helped us all to get to where we are,” Robinson said. One of Robinson’s training partners and former state champion Jacob Goddeau earned the MOW title for the sectional tournament when he scored a 5-1 victory over previously undefeated Beekmantown wrestler Jesse Daniels at 125. “I had to keep focus,” said Goddeau. “Last time, he got the early two points and I knew that I had to get the first two.” “If he gets a lead, Daniels is tough to beat,” Hogan said. “Jake wanted to get the first two points and work with the lead.” Goddeau said that he is going to work hard to get back to the top of the Times Union podium. “I am going to continue to work hard with Arik and Alex (Pugh) and get to a point where

I am ready and I can go back and win the state title for a second time.” Pugh advanced with a pin with less than 30 seconds remaining in his match against NAC’s Max Marte at 119 for the Indians, while Kyler Agoney scored a second period pin at 103 against NAC’s Brandon Edwards, Patrick “Pappy” Hogan scored a technical Fall at the end of the second period at 130 over Saranac’s Austin LaTulip, Troy Seymour scored a third period technical fall over Beekmantown’s Kyle LaPorte at 145 and Adam Stickle scored an 8-3 decision victory over Saranac’s Joe Perry to round out the Indians automatic qualifiers. Beekmantown will be represented at the state tournament by Ethan Kerr, who scored a 5-0 decision win over Peru’s Brandon Moore; Nick Bushey, who scored a 5-1 decision over Peru’s Brandon Allen; and Hayden Head, who finished the night with a pin with 15 seconds remaining in his match against AuSable Valley’s Dave Thompson at 285. NAC wrestler Scott Kellett started things out for the host Bobcats with a 9-4 decision over Peru’s Tanner Phillips, while Justin Kellett scored a 14-10 high-scoring, fast-paced decision over Peru’s Noah Phillips and Mike Riley improved to 39-1 with a 1-0 decision over Beekmantown’s Brandon Jabault, with the only point coming when Jabault gave up a point to start the second period in order to start in the neutral position. Ryan Guynup scored a pin in the first period against Peru’s Josh Wright to improve to 29-3 on the season and score a win at 140 for Saranac, while Ben Perry pinned his way to stated with a second period fall of AuSable’s Matt LaMere. “It feels good to make it,” Perry said. “I have to just keep training the way I have been and do a good job in Albany.”

Denpubs Game Of The Week The Section VII wrestling championship matches are online! Watch by going to, clicking the Extra! Extra!! link and going to DenpubsTV.

Saranac’s Ben Perry defeated Matt LaMere at 189 to advance to the state championships, which will take place Feb. 25-26 at the Times Union Center in Albany. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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Saranac Lady Chiefs earn sweep of Indians, Cougars and Hornets each scored two points.

Saranac 54, Peru 41

PHS 62, Saranac Lake 42

The Lady Chiefs outscored the Lady Indians 32-18 in the second half in scoring a CVAC Division I victory Feb. 7. Megan Bowman paced the Chiefs offense with 16 points, while Stephanie Linder added 15 points and 16 rebounds and Katelyn Gates added 10 points and 12 rebounds. Emily Decker scored 15 points for the Indians, while Katie Bruno and Emily Major scored six points, Kelly Kezar and Stephanie Demarais scored five points, and Mary Mazzella scored four points.

A 23-9 opening quarter helped push the Lady Hornets past the Lady Red Storm Feb. 9. Emily Manchester led the Hornets with 14 points, while Charisse Abellard and Olivia Carlsson each scored 13 points and Marle Curle scored 10 points. Jackie Cummings and Sauna Manning each scored 11 points for the Red Storm.

PHS 56, Beekmantown 30

Westport 38, Chazy 30

The Lady Hornets outscored the Lady Eagles in every quarter to earn a Feb. 7 win. Marle Curle scored 17 points to lead the Hornets, while Emily Manchester scored 15 points, Olivia Carlsson scored eight points, Brin Keyser scored six points, and Justine Rotz and Kianna Dragoon scored four points. Shannon Ryan scored 13 points for the Eagles, while Nicole Shepler scored eight points, Emily Anderson scored four points, grace Kelly and Rylei Porter scored two points and Alissa Momot scored one point.

The Westport Lady Eagles used a 16-6 first half to score a win over Chazy Feb. 10. Christina Sherman scored 13 points in the win, while Willa McKinley scored seven points and the trio of Allison Sherman, Karlee McGee and Nancy Armitage each scored six points. Olivia Seymour and Megan Reynolds each scored 11 points for the Chazy Eagles.

Saranac Lake 48, Beekmantown 44

AVCS 65, NAC 30 The Lady Patriots jumped out to a 24-6 first quarter lead in beating the Lady Bobcats Feb. 7. Alexis Coolidge scored 21 points to lead the Patriots, while Alexis Facteau scored 12 points, Meghan Strong scored nine points, Alexias Ryan scored eight points, Taylor Saltus and Kayla Taylor scored four points, Cammy Keyser scored three points and the duo of Alex Casey and Carlee Hart scored two points each. Rachael Wilson led the Bobcats with six points in a balanced scoring effort, with Jillian Scott scoring five points,

The Saranac Lady Chiefs scored a victory over the Plattsburgh Lady Hornets Feb. 11, clinching the CVAC Division I crown. Photo by Justin Prue

Tylar Lafountain, Jesslin Golovach and Heather Kingsolver scored four points, Tiffany Provost scored three points and the duo of Anna Bentley and Katelyn King scored two points each.

Saranac 54, NCCS 51 The Lady Chiefs scored a key Class B victory over the Lady Cougars Feb. 9. Stephanie Linder scored 17 points to pace the Chiefs,while Megan Bowman added 14 points, Katelyn Gates scored eight points, Alisha Ducatte scored seven points and Becka Horton scored five points. Katrina Garrand scored 20 points for the Cougars, Chelsey Brooks added 18 points, Cari Dominic scored 10 points and Kayla Dragoon scored three points.

Peru 67, Beekmantown 19 The Lady Indians used an 18-8 opening quarter to beat the Lady Eagles Feb. 9. Emily Decker scored 18 points for the Indians, while Kelly Kezar scored eight points. Grace Kelly scored nine points for the Eagles, while Shannon Ryan scored four points.

Moriah 58, NAC 11

Seton Catholic’s Megan Tedford drives against a Moriah defender Feb. 10.

Saranac 45, PHS 39 The Lady Chiefs outscored the Lady Hornets 24-13 in the second half in earning the win Feb 11. Katelyn Gates led the way offensively for he Chiefs with 11 points, while Stephanie Linder and Megan Bowman scored 10 points, Alisha Ducatte scored seven points Becka Horton scored five points. Emily Manchester led the Hornets with 17 points, while Charisse Abellard scored 10 points, Marle Curle scored six ponts and Olivia Carlsson scored four points.

Peru 47, NCCS 41 The Lady Indians outscored the Lady Cougars 17-5 in the opening quarter and held on fo a victory Feb. 10. Mary Mazzella scored 15 points to pace the Indians, while Kelly Kezar scored 14 points and Emily Decker scored seven points. Katrina Garrand scored 16 points for the Cougars, while Rachelle Barcomb scored 14 points and Cari Dominic scored five points.

Ticonderoga 53, NAC 24

The Lady Vikings used a 16-3 opening quarter to beat the Lady Bobcats Feb. 9. Jillian Scott scored six points for the Bobcats, while Tiffany Provost scored three points and Tylar Lafountain scored two points.

The Lady Sentinels scored 29 points in the first half to beat the Lady Bobcats Feb.10. Jillian Scott scored 14 points for the Bobcats, while Tiffany Provost and Heather Kingsolver scored three points each and the duo of Jesslin Golovach and Tylar Lafountain scored two points each.

AVCS 51, Seton 23

Moriah 35, Seton 30, OT

The Lady Patriots held the scoring edge in all four quarters in beating the Lady Knights Feb. 9. Alexis Coolidge scored 23 points for the Patriots, while Kayla Taylor scored nine points, Cammy Keyser, Savannah Douglas and Alexias Ryan scored four points, Carlee Hart scored three points while Megan Colby and Meghan Strong

The Lady Vikings scored all five points in the overtime frame to defeat the Lady Knights Feb. 10. Stephanie Egan scored 10 points for the Knights, while Lyndale Nephew scored eight points, Megan Tedford scored seven points, Kate Schofield scored three points and Eva Zalis scored two points.

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The Lady Red Storm used an 18-5 fourth quarter to rally in beating the Lady Eagles Feb. 10. Jackie Cummings scored 11 points to lead the Red Storm, while Marissa Farmer scored nine points. Nicole Shepler scored 14 points for the Eagles, while Shannon Ryan scored 11 points.

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Northeastern Clinton wins three; Plattsburgh scores two victories Laurin scored 13 points, Ricky Osier scored 11 points and Nathan Reynolds scored six points. Zach Peltier scored 10 points for the Lions, while Charlie Huttig scored nine points.

NCCS 76, Moriah 51 The Cougars jumped out to a 17-8 lead in the opening quarter to scored a victory over the Vikings Feb. 7. Steven Carder scored 18 points to lead the Cougars, while Logan Miller scored 16 points, Rob Armstrong scored 12 points, Tom Bedard scored 11 points, Jamie Davison scored 10 points and Richie Collins scored four points.

Ti 75, NAC 44 The Sentinels used a 25-6 opening quarter to beat the Bobcats Feb. 10. Zach Clar scored 16 points to lead the Bobcats, while Craig Gardner had eight points.

Schroon Lake 55, Chazy 43 The Wildcats used a 10-point first quarter advantage to beat te Eagles Feb. 7. John Tregan scored 13 points for the Eagles, Kaleb Snide scored 11 points, Brandon Laruin scored nine points, Ricky Osier scored six points and Cody Toohill scored one point.

NCCS 61, Peru 41 The Cougars used a 23-7 opening quarter to beat the Indians Feb. 10. Steven Carder scored 20 points to lead the Cougars, while Jamie Davison scored 16 points, Logan Miller scored 10 points and Tom Bedard scored eight points. Joe Mazzella scored 15 points for the Indians, while Mike Holdridge scored eight.

Beekmatown 58, Peru 53 The Eagles used a 34-26 first half and held on the beat the Eagles Feb. 8. Keegan Ryan led the Eagles with 22 points, while Tom Ryan added 15 points, Devon Anderson scored 11 points, Tyler Frennier and Foster Ebersole scored four points. Kyle Carter scored 15 points to pace the Eagles, while Will Flynn scored 14 points, Joe Mazzella scored eight points and Dan Caron scored six points.

Beekmantown 72, Saranac Lake 54

Peru’s Will Flynn shoots with pressure from NCCS guard Jamie Davison. The Cougars scored a 61-41 victory over the Indians Feb. 10.

AVCS 71, Seton 23

Photo by Justin Prue

The Patriots jumped out to a 27-7 lead in the first quarter en route to a win Feb. 8. Jordan Coolidge scored 13 points for the Patriots, while Brody Douglass added 11 points, Connor Manning scored nine points, Shane Douglas scored eight points in his first varsity action, TJ Burl scored seven points, John Hickey scored five points, the trio of Ryan Lee, Justin Hart and Philip Nolan scored four points, Nick Rhino scored two points and Michael Hart scored one point. Carson Hynes scored nine points for the Knights, with Adam Tedford adding six points.

The Ryan brothers scored 40 combined points for the Eagles in beating the Red Storm Feb. 10. Tom Ryan scored 21 points, while Keegan Ryan added 19 points, along with 13 points from Devon Anderson. CJ Stewart and Forrest Morgan each scored 11 points in the loss for the Red Storm.

PHS 82, Saranac Lake 38

Moriah 67, Seton 50

While the Hornets dominated the first half, a 31-7 third quarter sealed the game shut Feb. 8. Ethan Votraw and Kyle LaPoint each scored 21 points to lead the Hornets, while Justin Curtis scored 15 points, and the duo of Jordan Knight and Rob Fout scored seven points. Forrest Morgan scored 11 points for the Red Storm, while CJ Stewart scored 10 points.

Carson Hynes scored 20 points for the Knights, but it was not enough as the Vikings scored a win Feb. 10. Eddie Larow scored 10 points and Adam Tedford scored eight points.

Moriah 57, NAC 38 The Vikings outscored the Bobcats 18-4 in the opening quarter on their way to a win Feb. 8. Colby Sayah and Jesse Smith each scored 12 points to pace the Bobcats, while Craig Gardner scored six points and Cameron Garrand scored four points.

Saranac 78,Ti 72, OT The Chiefs rallied after the Sentinels outscored them 3118 in the third quarter, tying the game with an 18-12 fourth quarter and taking the lead with a 10-4 overtime Feb. 11. Ryan St. Clair led the Chiefs with 17 points, while Dylan Gallagher and Jeremy Bullis scored 16 points each.

NCCS 66, Saranac 44 The Cougars used a 31-17 first half to get the victory Feb. 8. Jamie Davison scored 24 points to pace the Cougars, while Steven Carder scored 18 points, Robbie Armstrong scored 11 points, Tom Bedard scored seven points and Logan Miller scored six points. Dylan Everleth scored 15 points for the Chiefs.

PHS 49, Saranac 38 The Hornets outscored the Chiefs 28-14 in the middle two quarters to earn a win Feb. 10. Justin Curtis paced the Hornets with 14 points, while Kyle LaPoint and Jordan Knight scored eight points and Tre Bucci scored seven points. Dylan Everleth scored 12 points for the Chiefs.

Chazy 45, ELCS 35 Saranac's Jeremy Bullis weaves through Plattsburgh's defenses and scores a layup. Photo by Justin Prue

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The Eagles used a 14-3 third quarter to get past the Lions Feb. 10. Kaleb Snide led the Eagles with 15 points, while Brandon

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NAC’s Colby Sayah brings the ball up the court. Photo by Nancy Frasier

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Boys varsity hockey


Lake Placid 5, Saranac 1

Beekmantown 40, NAC 37

Dustin Jacques scored twice while Dylan Smith scored once and assisted on three goals in the second period as the Blue Bombers scored a victory Feb. 8. Dillon Savage and Eddie Kane also scored for the Bombers, while Smith finished with an additional assist for a five point night. Brady Hayes made 10 saves. Saranac’s Joey Bridgeman scored the opening goal of the game, while Zach Leareau made 20 saves.

Brandon Abrahamson may have lost his match for the Eagles at 135 against the Bobcats Matt Carter, but he was not pinned. That was the decisive moment of the match as Abrahamson only gave up three team points instead of six, the amount the Bobcats needed in order to force a tie against the Eagles Feb. 7.

Beekmantown 4, NCCS 1

Peru 66, Saranac 6

Four different Eagles scored goals as Beekmantown clinched the CVAC title against the Cougars Feb. 9. Nathan Foster, Cole Carter, Austin Bradish and Brenden Carnright scored goals for the Eagles, while Bobby Marks scored for the Cougars. Kyle McCarthy made 25 saves in the win, while Cody Gnass turned aside 29 shots.

The Indians wrapped up the regular season CVAC championship while only giving up six points to the Chiefs Feb. 8. Tanner Phillips, Alex Pugh, Pappy Hogan, Noah Phillips, Josh Wright, Adam Stickle, Brandon Moore, Brandon Allen, Luke McKee and Phillip Cumber all scored points for the Indians, while Ben Perry and Ryan Guynup each recorded decision victories for the Chiefs.

Saranac Lake 5, PHS 4, OT Devin Darrah scored just over three minutes into the extra period as the Red Storm scored an overtime win over the Hornets Feb. 9. For Darrah, the overtime tally was his third of the game, while Matt Phelan and Pat McHugh scored to add to Darrah’s hat trick. Dan Curtain, Marshall Maynard, Jack Tolosky and Joe Tolosky each scored for the Hornets, while Robbie Knowles made 24 saves for the Hornets. Blake Darrah made 26 saves for the Red Storm.

Beekmantown scored a 5-2 victory over Saranac Feb. 12. Photo by Justin Prue

N-NCS 4, PHS 3

Beekmantown 5, Saranac 2

The Hornets kept pace with NorwoodNorfolk for the first two periods, but had no answer for a third period goal Feb. 11. Brett Burdo scored the first two goals of the game to give the Hornets a 2-0 lead. After falling behind, 3-2, Eric Bechard evened the score in the second period. Robbie Knowles made 29 saves for the Hornets.

Frank Buska tallied a four point night with a hat trick and helper as the Eagles scored a win against the Chiefs Feb. 12. Buska scored a pair of goals in the opening period and his third to open scoring in the third, while assisting on a Cole Carter goal. Brenden Carnright also scored for the Eagles, while Nate Haber and Matt McCasland scored for the Chiefs. Kyle McCarthy and Allan Bray combined to make 12 saves in the win, while Dustin Plumadore made 47 saves for the Chiefs.

The Week Ahead in Sports The following high school varsity games, meets and other sports matchups are scheduled for next week:

S a tu t u r d a yy,, F e b . 1 9 Track State Qualifiers GLENS FALLS Boys Hockey at BEEKMANTOWN 2p

Tuesday, March 1 Bowling States Hockey Finals

F r i d a yy,, M a r c h 4 Girls Basketball Finals

T u e ssd day, Feb. 22

S a ttu urday, March 5

Girls Basketball Sectionals

W e d n e sd s da y , F e b . 2 3

Boys Basketball Finals Hockey Regional s Indoor Track NYSPHAA State Meet

Basketball Sectionals Hockey Sectional Quarterfinals

Tuesday, March 8

F r i d a y, y, Feb. 25

Girls Basketball Regionals

Wrestling States Hockey Sectional Semifinals

W e d n e ssd day, March 9 Basketball Regionals

S a tu t u r d a yy,, F e b . 2 6

S a tu t u r d a yy,, M a r c h 1 2

Wrestling States Gymnastics States

Hockey States at Utica


Check with your respective school’s athletic director’s office for schedule changes. Times not shown are also available through athletic director’s offices.

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SPORTS BRIEFS Dart tourney Feb. 19 PLATTSBURGH — The Sweetheart Dart Tournament will at 8-Ball Billiards Feb. 19. Signups will be held from 12 to 1 p.m.

Singles Shootout Feb. 20 PLATTSBURGH — North Bowl Lanes will be hosting their Singles Shootout Feb. 20 with qualifying shifts from 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. Entry fee is $35 and $30 for re-entry. For more information, call 561-1690.

Hockey Jam Feb. 21-24 PLATTSBURGH — The Ameri-Can North Sports Center will host a Winter Break Hockey Jam Feb. 21-24, for those ages 8 years and younger, ages 9-12 for boys and 912 for girls. For more information, visit or call 561-7672.

Riverside Lanes tourney coming this weekend AUSABLE FORKS — The annual Riverside Lanes Association Tournament singles will be held Feb. 18-19 and teams Feb. 25-26. Walk-ins are welcome for $15 entry fee per event. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 647-9905 after 2 p.m.

Coryea scores for Le Moyne WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Courtney Coryea, a former basketball player at Northeastern Clinton Central School scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Feb. 12 for Le Moyne College, leading them to a 58-47 victory.

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Paul Smith’s College keeps VIC open, thriving Name, mission change at former APA center By Andy Flynn (Editor's note: This is Part Two of a five-part series on the current status of the Visitor Interpretive Centers (VICs), which were operated by the Adirondack Park Agency from 1989 to 2010.) PAUL SMITHS — May 24, 1989 was such an important date that Gov. Mario Cuomo opened the Adirondack Park Agency’s first Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) himself, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a speech in front of hundreds of onlookers and swarms of blackflies. After a ride from Paul Smith’s College on a restored 19th century stagecoach with college President David Chamberlain, the governor sealed a 100-year “environmental time capsule,” filled with artifacts from North Country schoolchildren. The mystery objects are still there — encased in concrete and stone — underneath the “Tree of Peace,” a white pine tree, planted by Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp on opening day. Having the governor in town was a big deal, and Paul Smiths resident Jack Burke has fond memories of that day. “I remember shaking his hand,” Burke said with a smile. Burke is now the vice president of business and finance for Paul Smith’s College, which took over the building from the APA on Jan. 1. The college has always had a role in the property, leasing the land to the Agency and using the trails and building for student projects. In May, Burke will retire and oversee the trail system, becoming what his friends jokingly call the “trail czar.” On Jan. 28, he met with the college’s director of communications, Ken Aaron, and director of human resources, Susan Sweeney, in the building’s Great Room. With a view of snow-covered Heron Marsh and St. Regis Mountain at his back, Burke and company spoke about the history of the VIC and the college’s plans for re-inventing the center. Ultimately, the college’s goal is to expand events, programs, exhibits and the trail system, make considerable improvements, and find creative ways to pay for it all.

Vision for the VIC “We want this to be a place where people come over and over again,” said Sweeney,

who is a member of the VIC Transition Steering Committee. Steering Committee members have adopted four guiding principles to help them plan public and private usage of the Paul Smiths VIC: 1.) linkage to academic mission; 2.) public access; 3.) collaboration with arts and cultural organizations; and 4.) entrepreneurial opportunities. (See pullout box). When making plans, “We are always coming back to our four guiding principles,” Sweeney said. “It keeps us focused.” Steering Committee members see the college’s takeover of the VIC as an opportunity to do something bigger and better than the APA did. Throughout the APA’s ownership of the VIC, many thought there was room for improvement. “It never met its potential under state operation,” said Paul Smith’s College President John Mills, sitting in the Great Room during the Jan. 29 Chili Ski Tasting event. “Our goal is to reach that potential.”

Paul Smith's College Director of Communications Ken Aaron poses in front of the new sign at the Paul Smiths VIC, located 1 mile north of the college on State Route 30. The college has dropped “Visitor Interpretive Center” from the name, and the facility is now officially called the “VIC.” Photo by Andy Flynn

Challenges Mills and his staff members are excited about running the VIC and keeping it open to the public. At the same time, they are being honest about the challenges they face. “Our No. 1 challenge is paying for it,” Mills said. “They (the public) don’t realize how much it costs just to keep the lights on.” Mills said he wasn’t sure how much money it will take to operate the VIC, adding that there are more costs associated with the VIC acquisition than most people realize. The college, for example, has already hired one fulltime VIC maintenance person and purchased a new four-wheeler to maintain the trails, and it will spend about $20,000 to fix the roof. To help the college monitor the financial health of the building, the VIC will be set up as a free-standing auxiliary enterprise. In order for the college to reach the building’s potential, it will take a business model that requires a mix of rental income, revenue from programs and events, and a lot of community support. There have already been requests for weddings and parties at the VIC, and Burke is planning some trail-running competitions, such as the Jenkins Mountain Scramble and Half Marathon in June. College officials want to reassure people that they are doing their best to re-open the VIC building as soon as possible. But they don’t want to make mistakes by rushing their plans. “Our aim is to make good, thoughtful decisions up front,” Sweeney said. “Just give us a little time.”

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embers of the VIC Transition Steering Committee have adopted four guiding principles to help them plan public and private usage of the Paul Smiths VIC. They are: Academic mission: The college is encouraging faculty to consider the VIC building and property when planning their lessons for coming semesters. Students have traditionally spent class time at the VIC since 1989, mostly in outdoor programs such as forestry and recreation. In the future, though, culinary arts students will practice their craft in the new VIC kitchen, which is planned to be built in the former office of the APA’s artist/designer. This facility will be useful during special events. Hospitality students will get hands-on experience welcoming the public to the VIC by training volunteers at the front desk. And the Draft Horse Club will help maintain the trail system a couple times a year, especially in the spring by removing blown-down trees from winter storms. Public access: The hiking trails have remained open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing since the college re-acquired the property on Jan. 1, and the 24,500-squarefoot building is expected to be open to the public sometime in the spring. College officials want to have exhibits, programs and events, such as the APA did for almost 22 years. The VIC friends’ group — the Adirondack Park Institute — will continue to keep its office at the VIC and fund, organize and implement public programming, such as the Butterfly House, which opened in 1993. Public information will be available for visitors, as will the rest rooms and public spaces. And the college plans to install free WiFi for the public. Arts collaboration: The Adirondack Center for Writing will move from the college’s administration building to the VIC this year and will be able to present programs in the theater. Partnerships with other arts and cultural groups will be fostered to offer programs and exhibits. Entrepreneurial opportunities: The college will work with small business owners who want to either rent space at the VIC or offer programs there. For example, MAC’s Canoe Livery owner Brian McDonnell will be offering outdoor recreation activities for his customers on the VIC property.

North Country Lumber Jills hosting ‘Fresh Meat and Greet’ session this Sunday PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh’s roller derby team, the North Country Lumber Jills, is looking for new members. The team has organized it’s second Fresh Meat and Greet, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 20. The event is aimed at interested skaters, referees and volunteers. No prior experience is necessary.

Fresh Meat and Greet night will be held at the Plattsburgh City Recreation Center Gym, U.S. Oval from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature an informal question-and-answer session with existing skaters and members of the North Country Lumber Jills, as well as a practice session. Attendees will be able to

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learn more about roller derby, the Plattsburgh team and membership opportunities. The team is looking for additional skating and non-skating members. Fresh Meat and Greet is open to all and prior derby experience is not required. The North Country Lumber Jills is an all-

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female, flat track roller derby team. The team is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting womens athleticism and community outreach. For more information, contact Jenny Scotto at 643-0360 or visit

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Outdoorsman show offers break from cabin fever L ooking for a break from the winter blues? So was Mike Hauser of Twin Cities Sports Promotions when he created the Adirondack Outdoorsman Show six years ago. The event has grown steadily since, now drawing thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to peruse the dozens of vendors and exhibitors set up outside and inside the Johnstown Moose Club off Route 30A. “I noticed a need for this kind of event since there are so many hunters and outdoor enthusiasts in

Death Notices Gordon W. House, 83 PLATTSBURGH — Gordon W. “Gordy” House, 83, passed away Feb. 2, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at St. Peter ’s Church. Burial will be in the spring at St. Peter ’s Cemetery. Arrangements are with R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

Edward M. Drollette, 74 PLATTSBURGH — Edward Mose Drollette, 74, passed away Feb. 2, 2011. Funeral services were Feb. 4 at St. Joseph’s Church, Dannemora. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with Heald Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

William M. Orr, 81 ELLENBURG CENTER — Willard (Bill) M. Orr, 81, passed away Feb. 2, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at Ross Funeral Home, Mooers, which was in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in the spring.

Joseph J. Terry, 92 MALONE — Joseph J. Terry, 92, formerly of Brushton, passed away Feb. 2, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at St. Mary's Church, Brushton. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Brushton, in the spring. Flint Funeral Home, Moira, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen D. Couture, 90 PLATTSBURGH — Helen D. Couture, 90, passed away Feb. 3, 2011. Entombment will be at a later date in Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens, Plattsburgh. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, is in charge of arrangements.

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our region,” Hauser said. “So I held the first outdoorsman show six years and it was an instant success.” This year ’s event is planned for this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 75 vendors are expected, with exhibits and items for sale pertaining to: hunting and fishing gear/supplies, guns, archery, trapping, boating, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, guides and charter services, taxidermy, snowmobiling, collectable knives, antique

hunting and fishing gear, wildlife art and books and Adirondack furniture. Hauser said his show rivals anything held in the Northeast, especially if you remove what he called “fluff vendors” or those exhibitors who aren’t completely geared toward the outdoor-minded. “You’re not going to get grocery giveaways at my show,” he said. “Remove fluff vendors like that and my show is as big as anything in the Northeast.” New this year is a giveaway of more than a dozen guided fishing and hunting trips, donated by outdoor guides and charter boat captains. The giveaway — termed “Take Me Fishing & Hunting Raffle” — is aimed at getting youth involved in

Donald E. Miller, 78

Susan M. Vanier, 58

PLATTSBURGH — Donald Everett Miller, 78, passed away Feb. 3, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at St. Peter's Church, Plattsburgh. Entombment will be at St Peter's Cemetery Columbarium. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, is in charge of arrangements.

PLATTSBURGH — Susan M. Vanier, 58, passed away Feb. 4, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be later in the year in St. Peter's Cemetery, Plattsburgh.

Martha R. Santor, 83 PLATTSBURGH — Martha Rae (Stoughton) Santor, 83, passed away Feb. 3, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Plattsburgh. Burial will be in the spring in St. Augustine's Cemetery, Peru. Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, is in charge of arrangements.

Byron A. LaGoy, 69 ALTONA — Byron A. LaGoy, 69, passed away Feb. 3, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at Holy Angels Church, Altona. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Brown Funeral Home, Altona, is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia Simonowitz, 92 PLATTSBURGH — Sylvia Simonowitz, 92, passed away Feb. 3, 2011. Funeral services were held at R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon.

Elizabeth R. Fessette, 90 PLATTSBURGH — Elizabeth R. Fessette, 90, formerly of West Chazy, passed away Feb. 4, 2011. Funeral services were held at R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Ingraham Cemetery at a later date.

Lester J. Marsha, 82 KEESEVILLE — Lester J. Marsha, 82, passed away Feb. 5, 2011. There were no public calling hours or services. Arrangements were with Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville.

Betty M. McGee, 89 PORT KENT — Betty M. McGee, 89, passed away Feb. 7, 2011. Funeral services were Feb. 11 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Peru, which was also in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the spring at Port Kent Cemetery.

Mary K. Kennedy, 75 PLATTSBURGH — Mary Kathleen “Kay” Kennedy, 75, passed away Feb. 7, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at St. John’s Church. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were with Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

Edwin L. Wescott, 90 BURKE — Edwin L. Wescott, 90, passed away Feb. 8, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at Chateaugay Funeral Home, which also was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the spring at Morning Cemetery, Malone.

Harold J. Frenyea, 65 MERRILL — Harold J. Frenyea, 65, passed away Feb. 7, 2011. Funeral services were Feb. 11 at St. Alexander ’s Church, Morrisonville. Burial will be at the

the outdoors. All proceeds will benefit the youth group that sells tickets, such as the Gloversville little league and girls softball booster club. Tickets can be purchased at a cost of $3 each during the event or in advance by sending a check to: Gloversville Little League, PO Box 1056, Gloversville NY 12078. Drawings for the trips will be held Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. and you need not be present to win. In addition to the exhibitors, there will be door prizes drawn of free gear, a gun and equipment, Hauser said. Other featured guests, including authors and industry experts will give tips and seminars throughout the weekend. They include wildlife artist and state brook trout record holder

parish cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were with R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

Leonard J. Bell, 83 TREASURE ISLAND, FLA. — Leonard J. Bell, 83, passed away Feb. 1, 2011 Arrangements were with Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach, Fla.

Ronald T. Sweeney, 79 DANNEMORA — Ronald T. Sweeney, 79, passed away Feb. 7, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at St. Joseph’s Church, Dannemora. Burial will be at the parish cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were with R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

Richard R. Guyette, 81 WATERTOWN — Richard Ralph Guyette, 81, passed away Feb. 6, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Watertown. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were with Cummings Funeral Service Inc., Watertown.

Veronica M. Newton, 91 PLATTSBURGH — Veronica M. “Ronnie” Newton, 91, passed away Feb. 4, 2011. Funeral services will be private at the families convenience. Burial will be at St. Edmund’s Cemetery, Ellenburg Depot, at a later date. Arrangements were with Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

Minnie Rabideau, 92 MORRISONVILLE — Minnie Rabideau, 92, passesd away Feb. 8, 2011. Funeral services were Feb. 11 at St. James Minor Church, Cadyville. Burial will be in the spring at the parish cemetery. Arrangements were with R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

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Tom Yacovella; outdoor writer and book author Dan Ladd and Kingsbury native Todd Mead, who will be signing copies of his newly published book “A Lifetime of Big Woods Hunting Memories — Hunting in the Adirondacks with a Father & Son.” Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $1 for children age 15 and under. For more information on the event and a full list of items to be raffled, go to or contact Hauser at 518-725-5565;

John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. He may be reached at

Ernest Parent Jr., 65


PLATTSBURGH — Ernest “Sonny” Parent Jr., 65, passed away Feb. 8, 2011. Funeral services were Feb. 11 at Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was also in charge of arrangements.

Russell F. Kelley, 57

Charlotte Schonbek, 96 BURLINGTON, Vt. — Charlotte Schonbek, 96, passed away Feb. 7, 2011. Funeral services were Feb. 12 at St. Timothy’s Anglican Mission. Arrangements were with Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

Margaret T. Baker, 83 PLATTSBURGH — Margaret T. Baker, 83, passed away Feb. 5, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Cumberland Head. Entombment will be at Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens, Plattsburgh.

Eleanor Franklin, 89 LITCHFIELD PARK, ARIZ. — Eleanor Lawliss Manor Franklin, 89, passed away Jan. 30, 2011. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, Dannemora, at a later date.

Hazel M. Dragoon, 88 MORRISONVILLE — Hazel M. Dragoon, 88, passed away Feb. 9, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at St. Alexander ’s Church, Morrisonville. Burial will be held at the church’s cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were with Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

Jack J. McCasland, 74 DANNEMORA — Jack J. McCasland, 74, passed away Feb. 7, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at St. Joseph Church, Dannemora. Burial will be in the spring. Arrangements were with R.W. Walker Funeral Home,

AU SABLE FORKS — Russell F. (Russ) Kelley, 57, passed away Feb. 9, 2011. Funeral services were held at Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, which was in charge of arrangements.

Beulah E. Belair, 88 ALTONA — Beulah E. Belair, 88, passed away Feb. 10, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Brown Funeral Home, Altona, which was in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Holy Angels cemetery at a later date.

Joyce A. Millett, 76 WHITEHALL — Joyce Ann Romeo Millett, 76, passed away Feb. 11, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 15 at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall. Interment will be in the spring at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Whitehall. Jillson Funeral Home, Whitehall, is in charge of arrangements.

Alexander H. Pliscofsky, 86 MORIAH — Alexander H. "Sonny" Pliscofsky, 86, passed away Feb. 11, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 St. Patrick's Church, Port Henry. Spring burial will be in the South Moriah Cemetery. Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry, is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie M. Coonrod, 81 WHALLONSBURG— Marjorie Mae (Carson) Coonrod, 81, Whallonsburg, passed away Feb. 11, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 14 at Marvin's Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, which was in charge of arrangements.

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(All events hosted in Plattsburgh unless otherwise stated.)

Friday.Feb.18. CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. GLENGARRY BHOYZ AND EAT.SLEEP.FUNK. PERFORM. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 6:30 p.m. OPEN FAMILY SWIM NIGHT. Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 5626860. $2. IS PERFORMS. Monopole. 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Saturday.Feb.19. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. NORTH COUNTRY SQUARES DANCE CLUB MEETS. Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Road, Morrisonville. 7 p.m. Caller Stuart Summers and cuer Carl Trudo. 561-7167 or 492-2057. BEN BRIGHT PERFORMS. Anthony's Restaurant and Bistro, 538 State Route 3, 7-10 p.m. FOREVER ENDEAVOR AND LONG CAT PERFORM. Cheechako Taco, 87 Margaret St., 8:30 p.m. $5. TURBINE PERFORMS. Monopole. 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Sunday.Feb.20. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST. Elks Lodge 621, 56 Cumberland Ave., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Adults, $8; children, $5. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 561-8142. FRESH MEAT AND GREET. Plattsburgh City Recreation Center, US Oval, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. JANINE SCHERLINE WITH KEY WINDS TRIO. Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, 2 p.m.

Monday.Feb.21. PRESIDENTS’ DAY OBSERVED. SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

T uuee s d a y . F e b . 2 2 . RSVP PERFORMS. Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, 5139 N. Catherine St., 11 a.m. FAMILY ICE SKATING. Plattsburgh State

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Field House, 167 Rugar St., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 5626860. KIDS ARCHERY NIGHT. Gander Mountain, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 6-7 p.m. 562-6860. TRIVIA NIGHT. Geoffrey's Pub, 5453 Peru St., 8 p.m 561-3091.

Wednesday.Feb.23. FAMILY ICE SKATING. Plattsburgh State Field House, 167 Rugar St., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 5626860. ADULT ARCHERY NIGHT. Gander Mountain, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 6-7 p.m. 562-6860. KLESSA, ADRIAN AARDVARK AND THE FABLED RESURRECTION, FOR THE KID IN THE BACK, AND MARCO POLIO PERFORMS. ROTA,19 Clinton St., 7 p.m. $3-5. OPEN MIKE NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 9 p.m.563-2222.

Thursday.Feb.24. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, 5139 N. Catherine St., Plattsburgh, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Vilas Home, 61 Beekman St., Plattsburgh, 1-1:45 p.m.; Flynn Ave., Plattsburgh, between senior apartments, 2-2:30 p.m.; Pine Rest Trailer court, Treadwells Mills, 3:15-3:45. FAMILY ICE SKATING. Plattsburgh State Field House, 167 Rugar St., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 5626860. JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. TUNES AND TRIVIA WITH DJ GARY PEACOCK. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 5-8 p.m.563-2222 KIDS ARCHERY NIGHT. Gander Mountain, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 6-7 p.m. 562-6860. WORLD TAVERN POKER TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNAMENTS. Geoffrey's Pub, 5453 Peru St., 7 and 9 p.m. KARAOKE WITH BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY KOLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200.

a.m. 563-9770 to register. MOVIE, “MY LEFT FOOT.” North Country Center for Independence, 102 Sharron Ave., 13 p.m. CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. MYSTERY LIBRARY THEATER 1999 SHOWING OF “DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS.” Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 6:30 p.m. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. OPEN FAMILY SWIM NIGHT. Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 5626860. $2. LAKE CHAMPLAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL WINTER CONCERT. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7:30 p.m. 5612283.

Saturday.Feb.26. DOUGLAS KASHOREK PRESENTATION OF KIN OF CAIN. Battle of Plattsburgh Association, 31 Washington Road, 1 p.m. 566-1814. THE GREAT CHERNESKY CRAFT FAIR/ART SHOW. ROTA, 19 Clinton St., 5-7 p.m. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. VIEWING OF “THE OUTLAW STALLION.” North Country Food Co-op, 25 Bridge St., 7 p.m. BEN BRIGHT PERFORMS. Anthony's Restaurant and Bistro, 538 State Route 3, 7-10 p.m. THE GREAT CHERNESKY WITH SPECIAL GUEST HIGH ‘N DRY PHILLY PHILLIPS. Cheechako Taco, 87 Margaret St., 8:30 p.m. $10. 315-708-4179 or 561-0559.

Sunday.Feb.27. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST. Elks Lodge 621, 56 Cumberland Ave., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Adults, $8; children, $5. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 561-8142. BEARTOWN FAMILY NIGHT. Beartown Ski Area, 5-8 p.m. 562-6860.

Monday.Feb.28. SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.




OPEN MIKE NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 9 p.m.563-2222.

Thursday.March.3. JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. TUNES AND TRIVIA WITH DJ GARY PEACOCK. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 5-8 p.m.563-2222 WORLD TAVERN POKER TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNAMENTS. Geoffrey's Pub, 5453 Peru St., 7 and 9 p.m. “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER.” Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7:30 p.m. 564-2243. BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY KOLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200.

Friday.March.4. CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. OPEN FAMILY SWIM NIGHT. Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 5626860. $2. “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER.” Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7:30 p.m. 564-2243.

S a t u rd r da y . M a r c h . 5 . 27TH ANNUAL MEETING & RECOGNITION DINNER OF THE UNITED WAY OF THE ADIRONDACK REGION INC. West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, 5 p.m. 563-0028. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. NORTH COUNTRY SQUARES DANCE CLUB MEETS. Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Road, Morrisonville. 7 p.m. Caller s Betsy & Roy Gotta and cuer Roy Gotta. 561-7167 or 492-2057. BEN BRIGHT PERFORMS. Anthony's Restaurant and Bistro, 538 State Route 3, 7-10 p.m. “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER.” Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7:30 p.m. 564-2243.

S u n d a y . M a rc r ch . 6 . ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST. Elks Lodge 621, 56 Cumberland Ave., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Adults, $8; children, $5.

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ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 561-8142.

Monday.March.7. SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

Wednesday.March.9. ADIRONDACK JAZZ ORCHESTRA PERFORMS. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8-10 p.m. 324-2200. OPEN MIKE NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 9 p.m.563-2222.

Thursday.March.10. JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. TUNES AND TRIVIA WITH DJ GARY PEACOCK. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 5-8 p.m.563-2222 COAST GUARD AUXILIARY/PLATTSBURGH FLOTILLA 15-08 MEETING AND CLASS. South Plattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department, 4244 State Route 22, 7 p.m. Classes in seamanship and crew qualification. New members welcome. 293-7185. WORLD TAVERN POKER TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNAMENTS. Geoffrey's Pub, 5453 Peru St., 7 and 9 p.m. BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY KOLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200.

Friday.March.11. CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. OPEN FAMILY SWIM NIGHT. Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 5626860. $2. CRAIG HURWITZ PERFORMS. Great Adirondack Soup Company, 24 Oak St., 7:30 p.m. 561-6408.

S a t ur u rd a y . M a r c h . 1 2 . ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. BEN BRIGHT PERFORMS. Anthony's Restaurant and Bistro, 538 State Route 3, 7-10 p.m

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PITBULL PUPPIES, 4 males 518-314-1227

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EQUIPMENT 1970 John Deere Back Hoe with front end loader with forks. Call 518-873-9822.



ATOMIC E Series Skis, 148 with Rossignal Boots Size 7, Like New , Asking $95 OBO 518-570-1359.

LAVALLEE LOGGING is looking to harvest and purchase standing timber , primarily Hemlock & White Pine. Willing to pay New York State stumpage prices on all species. References available. Matt Lavallee, 518645-6351.

CROSS COUNTRY ski’s. $25 & $35. Many sizes & binding types. Poles $10. Universal Yakima roof rack, $150. Nice! 563-1956

FISHER SKIS Back Country Square Toe, cable heel, steel edges. $99. 518-696-2829. FREE snowboard, about a 146 and boots T & J Logging is looking to buy standing timsize 8, boys. FREE bed liner for small truck. ber. Any size lot. Free price quotes. Lake George 518-668-9761 or 518-222-6897 References available. 518-593-3519


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2009 NISSAN MURANO S AWD 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 28,482 mi.


4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 20,576 mi.


4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 16,226 mi.

2009 NISSAN FRONTIER KING CAB SE 4x4, V6, Air, Fully Equipped, 25,628 mi.


4 Dr., Auto, Air,Leather,P/Sunroof,Fully Equipped, 45,845 mi


2 Dr., Auto, Air, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped, 23,596 mi


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2008 NISSAN FRONTIER KING CAB SE 4x4, V6, 6 Spd., Air, Fully Equipped 25,638 mi.

2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped 52,136 mi.

A progressive, independent, community bank is now accepting applications for a full-time position in Loan Support at Champlain National Bank. The position requires professional interaction with Bank Officers and Attorneys. It involves preparing consumer and commercial loans for closing, as well as monitoring files for ongoing compliance. Primary work schedule M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Candidate must be detail oriented, accurate, and a team player. Quality communications, customer service and exceptional PC skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel & Power Point preferred. Prior bank or law office experience a plus, but not necessary. Competitive salary and benefit package. Forward resume to:


4 Dr., V6, Auto, Air, Leather, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped 38,015 mi.


AWD, 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 50,754 mi.

2007 NISSAN VERSA 1.8S HB 4 Dr., 6 Spd., Air, Fully Equipped 61,143 mi.

2007 SUBARU IMPREZA WAGON I AWD 5 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 53,677 mi.

2007 NISSAN FRONTIER KING CAB XE 4x2 5 Spd., Air, Cruise, Bedliner 52,120 mi.

2007 NISSAN FRONTIER KING CAB SE 4x4 V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped 57,834 mi.


4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 40,328 mi.


4 Dr., 5 Spd., AWD, Leather, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped 40,067 mi.

2007 NISSAN XTERRA S 4X4 V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped 47,007 mi.


AWD, 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped 43,435 mi.

2006 FORD FOCUS ZX4 SES 4 Dr., Auto, Air, P/Sunroof, 63,086 mi.

2006 NISSAN PATHFINDER S 4X4 4 Dr., V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 30,573 mi.



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2004 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 4X4 V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped 48,410 mi.

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