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Donald Duley and Associates, Licensed Real Estate Broker is pleased to announce that Tami Smith and Judy Pavone have successfully completed the curriculum to Certification in Short Sales and Foreclosures Resources. This education program was developed by the National Association of Realtors in response to theÊcurrent home mortgage foreclosure problem. These agents have learned how to navigate the difficult and complex solutions that face home owners who are over 90 days late with their mortgage payments. The goal of this program is to save homeowners money and to protect their credit during these stressful economic times. Tami Smith and Judy Pavone have already helped a dozen families resolve their mortgage problems. If you are behind on your Mortgage, please call these Agents: Tami Smith or Judy Pavone at Donald Duley and Associates in Plattsburgh at 518-563-3500 for all your Real Estate needs. Speak to Judy Pavone or Tami Smith, and they’ll point you in the right directionÊpersonally!ÊFor your own counseling sessionÊcallÊJudy Pavone at 518-572-0503 or Tami Smith at 518-572-4746.

Laurentian Aerospace closes on financing PLATTSBURGH — Laurentian Aerospace Corporation announced March 1 it has completed the initial closing of its overall financing. The final closing will take place on or before March 17. With this first part of the financing agreed and in process, work will begin on Laurentian’s project at the Plattsburgh International

Airport. Robin Wohnsigl, president and chief executive officer of Laurentian Aerospace said, “Work will begin immediately on various aspects of the project including the design and development work which, actually, has been in process now for a few weeks. Robson Woese and Cianbro Corporation will now move forward with details required to start construction at the Plattsburgh International Airport in late April 2011.” Laurentian also confirmed with the construction program now officially underway, the company expects to begin commercial operations in late 2012 or early 2013. Eric Jergensen, CEO of

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Hospital foundation to create ‘Circle of Healing and Hope’ $56,000 project already at 20 percent of goal By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — The Foundation of CVPH has come up with a way to make use of its ample greenspace while offering patients and their families a reflective spot at the same time. The foundation’s board of directors unveiled plans Feb. 28 to establish a “Circle of Healing and Hope” on the south edge of CVPH Medical Center ’s front lawn, near the Beekman Street entrance. The circle, said board president Michael E. Zurlo, is an “exciting new project” that will provide a place for people “to reflect on loved ones past and present, to find inspiration and hope for those who are sick and to offer a place for personal reflection.” “The purpose of this project is to bring a spiritual, meaningful space to the outside of the medical center,” said Zurlo. “The project, which will complement our beautiful interfaith chapel, will serve as a place for serenity and healing as well as give hope and strength to people during stressful times.” The Circle of Healing and Hope will consist of an “Angel of Hope” statue at its center, based on the angel monument in “The

Michael E. Zurlo, president of the Foundation of CVPH board of directors, goes over concept drawings of the “Circle of Healing and Hope,” designed by architectural firm MorrisSwitzer, Williston, Vt. The project is expected to cost $56,000, with engraved paving stones that may be sponsored by the public among the ways to fund the venture. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau Christmas Box,” a best-selling novel by Richard Paul Evans. In the novel, a woman mourns the loss of her child, drawing solace at the base of a statue of an angel. Though similar angel statues have been commissioned across the country with the purpose of being dedicated solely to “children who have left this world far too soon,” Zurlo noted the CVPH statue would be erected to memorialize anyone of any age.

“The foundation board feels this endeavor is very important to the community as everyone — regardless of relationship to loss — benefits from public shared spaces that offer a place for personal reflection,” said Zurlo. The statue will be surrounded by engraved granite paving stones, that will lead up to the statue from an existing sidewalk on the front lawn, and circle the statue. The

‘Shadows Walking’ examines inner minds of Nazi doctors Author to sign copies at Plattsburgh, Peru libraries By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — Douglas R. Skopp has invested the past 30 years of his life in conducting research and writing his first book, but it’s time he’s felt has been well spent. The retired State University of New York at Plattsburgh professor drew upon his expertise teaching German history in the U.S. and researching it at its source in the early 1960s — and again in the mid-1980s as a Fulbright scholar — for his book, “Shadows Walking.” Skopp had investigated the political behavior of a variety of educated professionals in modern Germany — public school teachers, physicist, chemists, mathematicians. However, in 1985, he became intrigued by doctors who came under the influence of the Nazi movement during World War II. “I was interested in how doctors became Nazis and whether or not their educational

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experiences and their social and political values tended to make them join the party or oppose the party,” said Skopp. It was upon returning to the U.S. in 1986 from his time in Germany that Skopp began gathering his research and writing it down, page by page. “I wrote the book during summer vacations and spring breaks. I never took time for it during school,” said Skopp. “But, when I retired in 2006, I had more time to finish it.” “Shadows Walking,” explained Skopp, is a fictional biography that centers around two main characters — Johann Brenner, “an idealistic physician and ardent German nationalist” and his childhood friend, Philipp Stein, also a doctor. Brenner joins the Nazi party, willingly participating in “crimes against humanity” that violate his Hippocratic Oath to practice medicine with a strong sense of ethics. Stein, on the other hand, is a German Jew caught in the most turbulent of times in the Fatherland. “So, the story of the novel is how their lives intersect at several different points until their final meeting,” said Skopp. “At that point, [Brenner], as I have imagined, has a significant choice to make, when he

The cover of “Shadows Walking,” a fictional biography written by retired professor Douglas R. Skopp. The cover was designed by Skopp’s colleague, Dr. Norman Taber, and the book contains a foreword written by Dr. Tom Moran. Photo provided

finally realizes what his career has led to.” The 482-page novel, published by CreateSpace, is the result of more than a

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stones will be available for sponsorship — at a cost of $150 for a 9-inch by 6-inch stone or $500 for a 12-inch by 12-inch stone — in order to subsidize the $56,000 cost of the project. Crafted wooden benches will also be available for sponsorship, featuring plaques with personal messages, for donations of $2,500 or more. Already, 20 percent of the funding has been pledged toward the project, said Zurlo. Dr. Heidi Moore said she believes in the importance of the project, understanding a need for it in the community. As a pediatrician, Moore said she’s seen the devastating effect losing a child can have on a family, leaving the parents left behind feeling as if “the very ground underneath them has been yanked away.” “The new Circle of Healing and Hope will be a concrete place for parents to go and remember their children, to join a community of others who’ve suffered through similar situations,” she said. “It will be a place to go to begin to heal.” The Circle of Healing and Hope project is expected to break ground as early as this May, with work to be completed by early summer. For more information about the project, or to purchase a paving stone, contact the Foundation at CVPH at 562-7168 or visit

dozen drafts of Skopp’s story, which he said, with a chuckle, is “as good as I can make it.” “It’s been a life’s career,” Skopp said of his work on the book. Margaret Lavinia Anderson — a professor of history from the University of California, Berkeley — called “Shadows Walking” a “meticulously researched, brilliantly written novel” that “will haunt readers of history and fiction alike.” It’s praise like that makes Skopp feel like the time invested in his book hasn’t been spent in vain. “She’s one of the leading historians of Germany in the United States and highly thought of throughout the world. So, I’m definitely pleased with her approval,” said Skopp. Skopp will read from “Shadows Walking” and sign copies of his book next week. He’ll first appear at the Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. His next appearance will be at the Peru Free Library, 3024 State Route 22, Peru, Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit Skopp’s book is currently available online at and HYPERLINK "" and at the SUNY Plattsburgh college bookstore. He is currently in the process of arranging for it to be available at other local retailers.

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Half marathon nearing, volunteers needed By Sarah L. Cronk PLATTSBURGH — The deadline for runners to sign up for the Second Annual Plattsburgh Half Marathon has come and gone, with nearly 1,000 racers signed up. Now it’s time for coordinators to put on some of the finishing touches. Jen Boyer, one of the race coordinators, said volunteers are the main focus now. “On traffic control end of it, which means people directing traffic, we need probably close to … about 80 [volunteers],” she said. We need people who are pretty decently fit, able to stand whatever weather conditions are

going to be in place that day.” Boyer said the volunteers should be prepared to stand for three hours, as the race cutoff is at three hours. “If you’re at mile 10 directing traffic, you’re going to be there all morning,” she said. Volunteers will also be needed at the very end of the race, as there will be a different setup this year. “We’re going to have a little bit of a longer shoot. We’re going to have a tent at the end that’s going to have tables and chairs set up,” said Boyer. “We’re going to have water set up there and all the medals. And also the place for the shoe tags to be taken off. We’re going to need a group of people to do that as well. Handing out all

that stuff to the runand $1,000 “The people of $500 ners.” sponsors. Plattsburgh need Volunteers will “Any sponsors also be needed the to come out and we can get in is day before the race, great,” support the event obviously helping to stuff bags she said. “If peoin order for it to be ple can’t give that for the racers, which will include their kind of money, a success.” bib number, shoe we Jen Boyer obviously tag, and tech shirt. have the raffle Race co-coordinator that we do. So The bags will also have promotional people can donate items from local businesses, inan item for the raffle. We ask for cluding coupons. usually a minimum of a $100 item “We’ve gotten a few requests as or a gift certificate.” far as people putting stuff in the But most of all, Boyer is lookbags. That’s a great way to advering for the community to come tise for your business,” explained out and support the runners, the Boyer. “Every runner is going to day of the race. get one of those bags.” “That’s what brings people to Boyer said they are also looking our community,” she said. “That for more sponsors, especially really gets people to come back to

your event, people from out of town. Especially in the economy right now, any little bit of business the downtown area, any business to the town of Plattsburgh is obviously beneficial to this area.” “The people of Plattsburgh need to come out and support the event in order for it to be a success,” added Boyer. “Because their voices, their friendliness is what is going to make it.” If interested in becoming a volunteer, e-mail For more information about becoming a sponsor, visit The half marathon will be held Sunday, April 17, at 8 a.m. at the U.S. Oval.

Training to help farmers become more profitable “This educational opportunity goes well beyond just keeping a checkbook and offers the opportunity to analyze your business and plan for stability and profitability.” Anita Deming Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County executive director and course instructor Anita Deming. Farmers who want to know they are prepared for periods of high and low cash flow will benefit from this training, Deming added. “This educational opportunity goes well beyond just keeping a checkbook and offers the

opportunity to analyze your business and plan for stability and profitability,” she said. Course sections address the factors influencing cash flow verus profitability, the seasonality of farm cash flow, and how better records lead to better decision-making. A course section on reconciling records and cash flow takes into account expenses, earned and borrowed dollars, and debt payments and will help farmers track their bookkeeping and determine their accuracy. The course, said Deming, is good preparation for farmers interested in one-on-one assistance from Cornell Cooperative Extension farm business educators with participating in the Dairy Farm Business Summary program. Pre-registration one week before the course date is requested. For more information or to register, call 561-7450 in Clinton County and 962-4810 in Essex County.

Blood sport The North Country Lumber Jills roller derby team hosted an American Red Cross blood drive Feb. 24 at the Comfort Inn in Plattsburgh, with 46 donations made. The number beat the goal for the day of 36 donations. Here, Lumber Jills member Danielle Baker, Plattsburgh, is seen to by a Red Cross staff member while giving a donation. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

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PLATTSBURGH — Cornell Cooperative Extension offices across the North Country will host sessions of a two-workshop called “Take Control of Your Business: Managing Cash Flow,” beginning next week. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County, 6064 State Route 22, will host a oneday training session Wednesday, March 9, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The workshop will answer questions for farmers about paying bills, where money goes once paid out and helping plan for a “rainy day.” On Thursday, March 10, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County, 3 Sisco St., Westport, will host the same workshop. “We want our farmers to be prepared for those times when feed and other costs may be high and milk prices and dairy income may be low as well as take advantage of good recordkeeping as a way to improve and plan for profitability,” said Cornell Cooperative Extension





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Where have all the selfless servants gone?


t seems few people remember President John F. Kennedy’s call to “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” To prove his commitment, Kennedy declined his presidential salary. He worked for free. For more than two centuries, America has been blessed with public servants who strive to make communities better places. From presidents to local assessors, men and women have dedicated hours — sometimes their lives — to improving our nation. They deserve our thanks and respect. During the past decade or so, a malaise has fallen upon our country, even our hometowns. Americans have diminishing confidence in politicians, a problem that often boils down to one key factor — lack of leadership. All too often it seems our elected officials are no longer public servants. They’ve become self servants, getting fat on the public dime while taxpayers struggle to make ends meet. Things need to change, beginning at home. That’s why local town boards should forgo their pay and benefits and serve as volunteers.

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Such action would send a clear message to residents facing cuts in services and rising taxes — sacrifice, a key to America’s past greatness, is a key to our future. Naysayers will claim town board compensation is modest and is necessary to attract candidates for office. Neither is true. Let’s look at the town of Ticonderoga, a typical North Country community of about 5,000 residents. This year, its town board will receive $87,434 in salaries and benefits. That includes $6,556 pay for each of four trustees and $27,319 pay for the supervisor (not including a separate Essex County salary). Is that money needed to attract candidates for office? A look at another Ticonderoga board suggests not. Ticonderoga Central School, which has been ranked among the top 2 percent of all schools in the nation, is run by a volunteer board. Its nine members receive no pay, no benefits. Ticonderoga school board elections attract quality candidates with the promise of nothing more than public service. Once elected, they oversee a budget and staff more than twice as large as the town. To be fair, the school district has a full-time professional manager — a superintendent. He oversees the day-to-day operation of the district and carries out the policies of the board. The same could be true for the town. It could hire a town manager to run day-to-day operations and carry out board policy. The idea of a professional manager is not new to Ticonderoga. Last fall, the Ticonderoga town board asked voters to eliminate the elected highway superintendent’s position in favor of an appointed, professional manager. What does a town manager cost? There are presently no town managers in the

North Country, although the village of Saranac Lake employs a village manager. He is paid $27,997. With travel, training, supplies, contractual obligations, telephone and car maintenance, the village manager ’s office spent about $39,000 in 2010. In Vermont, towns routinely employ town managers. The average Vermont town manager is paid $47,000, which is 4 percent higher than the average nationwide. In the case of Ticonderoga and most North Country towns, hiring a professional town manager would be less expensive than paying an entire town board. It’s important to point out Ticonderoga is being used as an example because of its forward-thinking town board and highly successful school board. It’s an example of a North Country town that works — but, like all others, could work better.

It’s time for North Country officials to think long and hard about their motivation to hold office and act accordingly. Thomas Jefferson warned against professional politicians. Leaving the presidency in 1809 he wrote: “I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.” Can today’s leaders say the same?

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Should we have ‘less government intrusion’? How? Even in social power, nature abhors a vacuum: If less “government” decreased “government’s governing,” wouldn’t it change, geographically — or systemically? Maybe to less or more democracy; less/more directly powered by a few large financial concentrations. Maybe still originating from Washington, state capitals, county seats, and city-/town-halls; or more blatantly shifting to Wall Street’s top firms, as their fortunes wax/wane


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It’s time to put the local economy front and center


was recently questioned why we had chosen this point in time to enhance the pages of our newspapers with expanded coverage, increasing employment by adding new positions to the staff and begin taking strong editorial positions on local issues. The answer is both simple and complicated. It wasn’t a matter of just waking up one day with a revelation nor was it done on a whim. We had been looking for several years at our editorial staff makeup and whether our readers would be better served operating from two independent news bureaus in Plattsburgh and Ticonderoga or to maintain the one centralized site in Elizabethtown with the bureaus under tighter control from the central office. A year earlier, we had begun investigating the former but eventually settled on the latter. Too many chiefs in the kitchen, or in this case editors in the newsroom, caused far too many variances and not sufficient enough teamwork. The independence we allowed wasn’t producing the end result we had hoped it would. During the last several years, ours, like most businesses, had to cut spending to match the reduction in income due to the economy. We saw our profits fall off significantly, but had done our best to maintain continuity with our staff and publications. At the same time the economy was faltering, the newspaper industry was under attack as a business model that was no longer relevant in today’s high-tech world. Some high profile paid circulation newspapers were folding, others going into Chapter 11, thus feeding the theory noted above. While free papers like ours had generally been discount-

ed by our paid brethren your part or have limited during their heydays, as reach. We needed to open our pretty much insignificant pages, broaden our scope of products, the value of ultracoverage, get the community local content is now being excited about itself and invite seen in a new light, someothers to join us by once again thing we had always valued promoting their valuable as our core strength. services. Local and national busiUntil the region gets its colnesses cut back on advertislective cash flowing, we will ing expenditures as a not be able to address the emDan Alexander means of reducing expensployment issues here, and we Thoughts from es and looked for more inwill not be attractive to outBehind the Pressline expensive ways to market side investors who want to lothemselves without much cate their businesses here. success. We knew the value of the services Only a stimulated business economy within we provide, the unmatched reach of our the North Country can trigger the return to 70,000-plus total market saturation and each growing employment and provide services day we heard the concerns of many area to industrial businesses looking to our area. businesses who were struggling to keep We can’t always look to our neighbors to their doors open. the north in Canada or the state and federal So do you sit back, keep a tight grip on governments to be the foundations of our your expenses and wait for someone or community. We’ve learned from prior expesomething to initiate spending in the mar- riences that those can be short lived and ket? Or you do reach a point where you say when they falter, if our local economic base to yourself, “Are we doing everything pos- isn’t strong, we can’t be self sustaining. We sible to help ourselves and the business com- need local residences spending money localmunity to pull out of this economic funk?” ly, and that will not happen when we outEnough was enough. We believe we have source local employment nor will it happen a role to play in getting our North Country when we shop outside the area we call home. economy back on track, and it was time to The few dollars you might save are short open up our tight grip on expenses and start sided if you expect a strong local economy. re-investing in our publications to prove In a recent letter to the editor that aptheir worth to both the business community peared in the Press-Republican, an individand the community at large. ual was lamenting about the lack of No other medium reaches the entire pop- local/New York news coverage on WPTZulation without some associated costs or TV and the fact that in his tracking of stories limits to their distribution methods. Paid the coverage was heavily slanted toward the newspapers, TV, radio, Internet, smart Vermont region of their coverage area. Busiphones/mobile all require an investment on nesses must support those who are support-

Letters to the Editor Fron page 6 between “booms,” “bubbles,” and “busts,” while the “free” market careens freely along, usually not freeing most people to participate, who (like most of us) are under-financed. Governing would still occur, leaving the kind that large corporations do: free to consider or ignore what worker and consumer majorities want/need. Corporations are governed that way, with shares of value voting instead of individual people. Wouldn’t some of them, advocating “less” government, actually end up more authoritarian (over others)? Usually they say they’d like a chance to provide “What I say goes! My way or the Highway!” environments, with less “discussion” — fewer people contributing to decisions who supposedly “don’t know enough” to arrive at the most “intelligent” investing ideas. Sure, we could end this over-200-year-old democracy. Would that be better — or worse? Did the vigorously defended freedom-of-greed market we found ourselves under in Sept. ‘08 serve us better than the regulated capitalism’s protections, with its graduated tax rates, weakened during the 1980s and ensuing decades? To some, who retained: house, car, job, and/or health care plan, it seemed OK. Among lucky non-losers, arbitrary denial of danger, regardless of actual risk, may have seemed believeable. But even then, who, as others lost, could realistically feel secure about

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keeping their own benefits? Are totally free markets any safer than totally free highways? Lost democracy, would be dearly regained, if ever. Do we want decisions ignoring our needs? David E. Manwell Beekmantown

Praise for publisher’s stance on outsourcing I have long since given up reading newspapers and magazines and any other printed material that is owned by mega-corporations. The reason for this is they don’t present the truth. Corporations’ printed products consist of omissions, inclusions and untruths to, in the long run, promote their holdings. I have also given up watching any news (except local) on television as it, too, is propaganda. You only see what they want you to see, and it’s never the whole story. Long gone from current media are true journalists. Apparently, there are only a few corporations or individuals that own all the media in this country. I was very disappointed when the Weather Channel was taken over by NBC — just more propaganda. I do, on the other hand, look forward to reading the Adirondack Journal. It comes just in time for the weekend and is very refresh-

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ing them. WPTZ may be located here in New York, but they have to consider where their advertising support and viewers come from. Clearly Vermont provides them with a greater opportunity for financial support than does this side of the lake. If that were not the case, you would not see such an imbalance. It’s obvious where they see the value and the opportunities. We can’t do it by ourselves, but to date we’ve been reinforced by many who feel as we do that enough is enough. It’s time to restore the local economy and get dollars flowing once again. Businesses need to do more than be open for business. If they want to compete and win back customers who may have strayed recently, they must offer customers improved product selection and deals, as Don Corleone from the Godfather liked to say, “Make them an offer they can’t refuse,” and world class service. I invite any local business who needs and wants to get their message out into the public to work with us as well as other media outlets. People respond when they are confident in their own financial future, and the business community needs to be sending a signal of confidence to consumers. Confidence that the local economy is once again open for business and vibrant. Confidence that together we can make the local buying experience worth the time and money spent. The time for hunkering down in the bunker has passed. Optimism must once again rule the day as we look to a promising future in our North Country economy. Dan Alexander is publisher and owner of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

ing. One of my favorites is the Adirondack Outdoors page. But the most refreshing I read recently was the last opinion article written by the owner of Denton Publications, Dan Alexander — his editorial on not selling out to overseas pressure. If you haven’t read it, it was about sending jobs currently performed at the paper over to India, a cost-saving measure which he is trying to avoid. Here, here, Mr. Alexander, now that’s true patriotism! Donna Flanagan Warrensburg

‘No’ to outsourcing Just read your article on the ‘possibility’ of outsourcing publication of the North Countryman! Presently it almost seems as if half of our nation is outsourced. As usual, one can ‘follow the money.’ Of course one doesn't know what he would do if he were in your place. I hope this doesn't end up with our Country being outsourced! Rose Moore Champlain

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Benefits of exercise for arthritis


or those with joint problems, getting enough exercise can seem like a real challenge. Arthritis sufferers often think exercise will make their problems worse when in fact, movement and exercise as we know it has many positive benefits. Arthritis sufferers should stick to a balanced exercise program including a combination of three main types of exercise: Range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises, and aerobic exercises. Range of motion exercises are basic exercises that keep the joints supple by moving them through their full range of motion. A physical therapist or other medical professional can give you specific advice on which joints you should focus on and which range of motion exercises are best for you. Strength exercises help to maintain and/or increase muscle strength. A balanced strength training program that includes any kind of resistance like, hand weights, exercise bands, or your own bodyweight can be included. A certified fitness professional can help you get started with an appropriate program Aerobic exercise, such as walking, swiming or cycling, strengthens the heart while making the lungs more efficient and improve stamina. Start slowly and work your way up to longer

sessions. Some of the benefits that can be seen by arthritis sufferers when including a balanced exercise program include: • Improved health and fitness — Increased energy, improved sleep, weight control, improved cardiovascular condition, decreased depression, improved self-esteem and emotional health. • Improved overall ability to perform everyday activities. • Strengthened and maintained bone and cartilage tissue. • Strengthened muscles around the joints. Exercise keeps the joints moving. Without exercise many arthritis sufferers may see: • Loss of mobility in joints. • Disfigured joints that may lose the ability to be straightened from lack of mobility. • Pain • Brittle bones • Weaker muscles making it more difficult to perform everyday activities with ease such as carrying groceries from you car to your house. As you can see, if you suffer from arthritis, exercise can greatly improve or maintain your quality of life for years to come. So don’t give in, “Keep Moving, to Keep Moving!” As always, you should check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program and meet with a qualified fitness professional to help you get started with an appropriate exercise program. Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist offering private personal training, classes, and weight management programs. She can be reached at 605-3549 or

How to get your seeds to grow


hile it is convenient and enjoyable to purchase your annuals and vegetables at a local nursery, starting seeds from home can offer the gardener more choice in varieties as well as save some money. Starting seeds indoors is not terribly difficult, but it does require patience and careful attention. The following tips should help you through some of the seed starting issues you may encounter. Different types of plants have different germination and growth rates. The average last frost date in the Plattsburgh area is May 20. Seed packets state how many weeks prior to transplanting to start the seeds indoors. Count back from the end of May to determine when to start your seeds. You can reuse containers or recycle plastic containers for your project. Just make sure the containers have drainage holes in the bottom — seeds want to be moist, not wet. Sterilizing the containers with a 10 percent bleach solution also help reduce the risk of spreading plant diseases to your seedlings. Dip the containers in the bleach solution and rinse in clean water. Containers should be filled with a soilless potting mixture. Place several seeds in each container. Bury the seeds at a depth roughly two times the size of the seed itself. Then cover the containers with loose plastic and keep them warm. You can purchase a heat mat for this or use the top of your fridge. Mist the containers as the soil dries.

Our Furry Friends

Adirondack Humane Society

Our Furry Friends is a weekly feature in the ‘burgh. For more information about these and other fine pets available for adoption, contact:

utter is an independent cat who does not enjoy living with the other shelter cats, but does enjoy the the company of humans. She has been spayed, tested negative for FeLV and FIV and vaccinated. Neeko is a 2-year-old brindle Akita/Pit Bull mix who needs a home where someone understands the two breeds. He needs to be an only pet and would do best with either no kids or kids older than 13. He came in positive for Heartworm, has been treated.

Adirondack Humane Society, 134 Idaho Ave., Plattsburgh,

561-7297 Elmore SPCA, 510 Arthur Road, Peru,



Once the seedlings sprout, remove the plastic and give them 16 hours of light each day. This makes a sunny window less than ideal. Instead use one warm and one cool fluorescent light bulb. Place the bulbs several inches above the seedlings and raise the bulbs as the plants grow. Make sure your seedlings don’t dry out, but also do not over water. This will cause damping off — a white cottony fungal growth that will kill your seedlings. Wait until the first set of true leaves emerge before fertilizing. Always dilute your fertilizer to half strength. I fertilize my seedlings once a week. Next comes the hard part — thinning. Since you planted several seeds per container, you should have several seedlings. Choose the strongest, healthiest looking seedling in each container and cut the rest with a pair of sharp scissors. Since you want plants that produce the most flowers or veggies, there is no sense in attempting heroics to rescue a weak seedling. As the seedlings get bigger, you may have to move them to bigger pots in order to keep their growth momentum going. In May, you will need to prepare your plants to be transplanted. This process is known as hardening off and I’ll write about that during the spring! 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

Elmore SPCA





ulius is a 3-year old male chow/boxer mix with a mind of his own. He loves to walk and does well on a leash. The perfect placement for Julius would be in a quiet home with no children. He is neutered and up-to-date on his vaccines. Lila is about 8 years old with exceptional markings. She was surrendered to Elmore because her human companion couldn’t keep her. She is good with other dogs, cats, and kids. Lila is spayed and up to date on her vaccines.


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Woman credits preventative screening for catching cancer early By Jeremiah S. Papineau

Benefit this Saturday to help Williams

PERU — When many were spreading the word about Breast PERU — The Peru Volunteer Fire Department Cancer Awareness Month last will host a benefit this Saturday, March 5, to assist October, Heidi Williams was givWilliams — a member of the department auxiliary en words that took her by sur— with expenses related to her treatment for breast prise. cancer. “That’s when I was diagnosed The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the fire with breast cancer,” she said. department, 753 Bear Swamp Road, and consist Through a free preventative of a Chinese auction, 50-50 raffle, and spaghetti screening provided by the New dinner. The cost of the dinner will be $5, with delivYork State Cancer Services Proeries available to Peru Fire District by calling 420gram of Clinton County, 3641 or 643-9271. Williams was found to have Those unable to attend but who would still like to make a donation to Williams may do so by send“ductal carcinoma in situ,” one of ing them in care of the department to P.O. Box 635, the most common types of nonPeru N.Y. 12972. invasive breast cancer. The canFor more information, visit cer, which starts inside the milk ducts, is considered noninvasive because it hasn’t yet spread to ing to begin her third of four rounds of any surrounding breast tissue. Howthe treatment. So far, Williams said her ever, in a matter of weeks, when body seems to be reacting relatively Williams was undergoing a bilateral well to the chemotherapy. mastectomy to stave off the cancer, the “It does make you tired, though,” seemingly nonlife-threatening condishe said. “It’s really tough.” tion began to take a more serious turn. Williams’ condition has left her un“The difference with mine is when I able to return to her job as a substitute did my surgery in December, they acteacher for the time being, which she tually found stage one invasive cancer had been doing for a little more than in the pathology report that they had six months after she graduated from to do,” she said. the State University of New York at Williams began chemotherapy folPlattsburgh last May. lowing her surgery in order to eradi“I’ve had to put all that on hold becate the disease, and is currently wait-

cause, physically, I’m not strong enough. I don’t have the stamina,” said Williams, who had been substituting in the Peru, Saranac, AuSable Valley and Northern Adirondack central school districts. Though Williams is on the road to recovery, the 36-year-old said she believes she wouldn’t be in as good a situation as she is if not for the New York State Cancer Services Program of Clinton County. “It really was a godsend for me because the insurance we had at the time wouldn’t cover my initial exam because I wasn’t a certain age,” said Williams. The state-funded program, she said, which is traditionally open to women age 40 or older, was made available to her because of her family history of cancer, which included her mother and sister both being diagnosed within the last five years. “Most of our family who have had it have been postmenopausal,” said Williams. “My sister was diagnosed at 39 and I’m 36. So, for us to be so young to be diagnosed with it was a little scary, since we both have children at home.” “I just think, if I had waited another four years, what would’ve happened,” she added. “Fortunately we have [the cancer services program]. There’s not a lot of funds, but they pay up through the pathology results of

Heidi Williams, seen here with her 9-year-old daughter, Kaitlynn, is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Williams’ condition is one caught in its early stages, which she credits to a preventative screening through the New York State Cancer Services Program of Clinton County. Photo provided

your biopsy. From there, if you don’t have insurance, they have other programs you have to shift into.” Williams said she encourages others to look into the free screening program. It’s a decision that could make all the difference, she said. “If you have a family history, it’s very important you get screened,” said Williams. “Mine was found strictly

Planned Parenthood to close its doors? By Mary Weinstein Special to Denton Publications PLATTSBURGH — Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York is braced to lose its federal funding, contingent with the House of Representatives budget resolution decision. The agreed upon resolution eliminates Title X, and additionally removes all federal monies alloted to Planned Parenthood facilities. According to the Office of Population Affairs, Title X, or Public Law 91-572, is a federal program designed to provide preventative health services and family planning, particularly for low income families — the only one of its kind. Among the 4,500 community health facilities reported in 2008, more than five million Americans received family planning services. Martha Stahl, vice president of eternal affairs for the PPNCNY, acknowledged her worry at the prospect of such a reality. “Honestly, I don’t know how we would stay in business,” said Stahl, who added Title X is integral in provid-

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ing services for individuals with lower income. “Title X allows us to see low income patients and put our services on a sliding fee scale,” she said. Stahl explained in low income communities, healthcare is a commodity. For many such individuals, Planned Parenthood is their only viable source of healthcare. “For a large group of our patients, we are it,” Stahl said. Despite the perceived association with abortion, Planned Parenthood provides many services, such as counseling, screening, and immunizations among others. “Ninety-six percent of our funding is not abortion related,” Stahl pointed out. “Title X doesn’t give any funding for abortion services, those are competely separate, and paid for with separate funds.” Stahl emphasized Planned Parenthood’s focus on preventative medicine saying, “We see a lot of people for their regular annual exams, that’s really the heart and soul of what we do.”

Additionally, she acknowledged Planned Parenthood as the source for healthcare knowledge, and redirecting patients towards pertinent care. “We provide family planning services, for things like annual exams, birth control, pap-tests — oftentimes we’re the gateway into the medical field,” Stahl said. Troubled by the financial move, Stahl admitted she does not believe its roots are truly based in budgetary concerns, but instead noted a political link. “It may be put in context of the budget, but in reality cutting Title X, and cutting the budget for Planned Parenthood services is not a smart move at all,” she explained. Despite a possible negative financial future, Stahl remains positive. “We know from the work that we do, and the response that we have received within the last week, that this is really not aligned with the majority of American beliefs,” she said. “We’ve been here for four decades. People know who we are and trust us, people want us to be here, and expect us to be here.”

Kathie Wunderlich, PPNCNY president and chief executive officer, reiterated Stahl’s sentiments. ”I think we are a very integral part of the health system, particularly for people who are in the lower income bracket,” said Wunderlich. “If funding were to end, there’s no way we could continue services.” At the prospect of losing funding, Wunderlich acknowledged she did not know what administrative moves she would make, nor what recourse poorer individuals might take. “It would be extremely difficult. I don’t know where we’d find those funds, and because those are among our poorest patients, I don’t know where they would find affordable primary care,” she said. Wunderlich also echoed Stahl’s belief that the motivation for the cut is not solely financial. “This has nothing to do with the budget, and that’s what makes this so upsetting. This is clearly a vendetta to cut people out of any funding,” she said. “It’s very clear that this vendetta isn’t being

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brought by the American people they represent.” Dr. John Middleton, founder of the Plattsburgh Right to Life and Birth Right, noted the removal of federal funding would not largely hinder Planned Parenthood at all, as they rely largely on state funding. “Eleven states elected to pay for [Planned Parenthood] with state tax money, so it didn’t stop New York at all from doing abortions — they use Medicaid funding and state money,” he said. Middleton claimed the crux of the issue is abortion, as taxpayer money is alloted to things which taxpayers do not support. “It’s very simple — why should a government pay tax money to kill children when a good part of the people think that’s a violation of their rights?” asked Middleton. In regards to the practices of Planned Parenthood, Middleton was dubious as to their intentions. “If somebody is willing to kill an innocent unborn child, you just can’t trust them — period. You can’t trust anybody who is willing to sacrifice human life,” he said.

through screening. I could not have found mine by doing self-exams or anything like that because of the kind of cancer I was diagnosed with. You have to be vigilant and get screened.” For more information about the New York State Cancer Services Program of Clinton County, contact the Clinton County Health Department at 562-7112.

Nominations for Elizabeth Heins Inspirational Survivorship Award sought PLATTSBURGH — The 2011 Elizabeth Heins Inspirational Survivorship Award deadline is Friday, April 15. When sending in a letter to nominate a woman, consider the following: • How has this person been an inspiration to others? • What personality traits does she have that help her through life's challenges? • Has she/how has she been involved with survivorship activities (i.e. American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Reach for Recovery etc.) • How has being a cancer survivor influenced her life? Send nominations to Elli Collins at the FitzPatrick Cancer Center, 75 Beekman St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901. For more information, contact Collins at 562-7148 or e-mail

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In Clinton County

News of the Week Perry receives multiple charges PLATTSBURGH — Todd M. Perry, 46, Saranac, was arraigned in the Dannemora Town Court after turning himself in to the Plattsburgh State Police Feb. 7, following an incident Feb. 5. On that date he reportedly violated an order of protection granted to his ex-wife. Perry was charged with third-degree criminal mischief for smashing a car window and seconddegree assault, felonies. He was also charged with criminal contempt for violation of the court order and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, misdemeanors. And second-degree harassment with physical contact, a violation.

Family Promise facing budget cuts PLATTSBURGH — With the proposed budget plan by President Barack Obama, Family Promise in Plattsburgh may be facing financial issues in 2012. The budget would freeze non-defense discretionary spending. The faith-based organization, which helps families find temporary shelter, receives 13 percent of its funding from the federal government.

CCC facing loss of funding PLATTSBURGH — With former Gov. David Paterson’s spending reductions and the possibility of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan, Clinton Community College could be facing a total of 25 percent loss in state funding over two years. An increase in tuition is being considered, as well as applying reserve funds towards the budget.

City district facing budget gap PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City School district is facing a $4 million budget gap, and a 10 percent tax increase may be implemented to fill the gap. The gap will be more than doubled from the current school year, due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal. His cuts would take about $14 million in aid from county

JCEO exec outlines danger of potential cuts ters,” Garcia told legislators, adding each center also provides emergency food ages and collects and distributes clothing to low-income families and senior citizens. PLATTSBURGH — The Joint CounIn order to give an idea of the need for JCEO According to Garcia, the towns each pay a cil for Economic Opportunity of Clinin the community, Garcia provided the followportion of the expense for employing the outton and Franklin Counties could be ing snapshot of data collected from October reach workers, which totals $175,750. JCEO among organizations that could lose to December: utilizes the CSBG funding to complete the critical funding from the federal gov• 3,590 families utilized the food pantries wage and fringe benefits package, amounternment. • 570 families received regular HEAP bening to $54,000. Bruce E. Garcia, executive director efit and 67 families received emergency “Without CSBG funding, none of the servof the nonprofit organization based in HEAP benefits ices I’ve talked about exist,” said Garcia. Plattsburgh, addressed the Clinton • 343 families received information/referral Legislator Sara E. Rowden, D-Area 4, County Legislature during a regular to other community resources asked if there has been an increase in a demeeting of the board Feb. 23, citing his • 180 families utilized the monthly food comand for services in recent years. Garcia concerns over a proposal by Congress op purchases replied that the amount of families served in to reduce funding for federal Commu• 115 families received clothing a recent two-month period alone was up by nity Services Block Grant by 42 per• 29 families received emergency assis30 percent. cent. The grant provides $265,000 tance with utility payments to avoid utility shut“Our food pantries especially have seen a which the organization then combines offs dramatic increase,” he said. “The demand is with more than $350,000 of other re• 11 disabled individuals were assisted with significant.” sources for its outreach efforts, said moving into permanent housing Legislator Robert W. Heins, R-Area 10, Garcia. President Barack Obama’s • 2 seniors were assisted with rental payasked Garcia if state budget cutbacks have budget request for the 2012 fiscal year ments allowing them to maintain permanent any effect on JCEO services, to which Garcia also includes changes in funding for housing replied they do not. community action, which will reduce During that time, volunteer drivers also “Not really. Most of our funding is federal spent 8,559 hours providing 230 rides for senCSBG funding even further. funding,” said Garcia. ior citizens, 121 rides for disabled individuals “The remaining funding would be Garcia asked the legislators to consider and 227 rides for Medicaid adults and chilgranted on a competitive basis,” adopting a resolution he prepared asking for dren. JCEO also received 45,452 pounds of added Garcia, “a process which traditheir support of Congress maintaining its levfood donated by Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target tionally has not favored rural areas el of CSBG funding. and other local vendors that were then distribsuch as ours. So, if the president’s plan “I believe that the loss of the services I’ve uted through its network of food pantries. is passed, it could well mean the loss mentioned represent a significant loss for “Again, without CSBG funding, none of of all CSBG funding for Clinton CounClinton County and directly impact our most these services would have been provided,” ty.” vulnerable residents — low-wage workers, said Garcia. That would have a devastating efsenior citizens and children,” said Garcia. “I fect for the two-county region, said hope that you will consider passing the resGarcia, considering JCEO has contracts with 11 towns in Clinton County which fund community out- olution and show your support for the continued operation of comreach centers. The centers provide essential services for residents, munity action.” Clinton County Legislature chairman James R. Langley Jr., Rsaid Garcia, such as weatherization application assistance; assistance with shut-off or eviction notices, and information and refer- Area 7, said he anticipates Garcia’s request will be placed on the rals to other services such as food stamps, the state’s Home Ener- agenda of the board’s next meeting, which has been rescheduled gy Assistance Program and monthly food co-op packages through from Wednesday, March 9, to Wednesday, March 16. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. the Regional Food Bank. “This would virtually close all of our community outreach cen-

By Jeremiah S. Papineau

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In Franklin County

Local residents head to world-wide climate action summit in Finland By Chris Morris TUPPER LAKE — A delegation of local residents, students, and staff members from the Wild Center left for Finland Feb. 24 to take part in a summit on climate action. The group is taking part in a project entitled “Connecting Finnish and Adirondack Communities: Science Museums Facilitating Awareness and Action on Climate and Energy.” The project is being coordinated through the Museums & Community Collaborations Abroad program, an off-shoot of the American Association of Museums.

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Participants hope to facilitate an “exchange of experiences” between communities in Finland and the Adirondacks, with a focus on energy saving, climate issues, and “green practices.” The project also aims to raise awareness about sustainable tourism. A team of Finnish residents came to the Adirondacks late last year to participate in the second annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, hosted by the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Events in Finland are being coordinated by Heureka — the Finnish Science Center. At the heart of last fall’s discussion was winter recreation, sports and culture in the Adirondack Park. Officials say Finland and the Adirondacks share similar climates and landscapes,

and both rely heavily on tourism and recreation to spur economic growth. The local contingent leaving today for Scandinavia includes: Gail Brill of the Adirondack Green Circle; Tammy Morgan, an environmental science teacher at Lake Placid High School; Dan Coffrin, a senior at LPHS; Meadow Hackett, a senior at Saranac Lake High School; Bryan Larson, a senior at Tupper Lake High School; Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of the Wild Center; and Jen Kretser, director of programs at the Wild Center. Gail Brill said residents of the Adirondacks can learn a lot from Finland — just as Finnish communities can learn from the Adirondack Park.

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“It’s about relationship-building, it’s about seeing with our own eyes what’s happening there and what they’re doing — it’s touching, smelling, tasting and all of those other things that come into play when you have face time somewhere, which we don’t always have a lot of,” she said. According to officials with the Wild Center, highlights of the trip include a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bruce J. Oreck and a discussion with Pekka Sauri on developing low-carbon economies. Sauri is deputy mayor of the city of Helsinki. Brill said the local delegation will spend a lot of time at the Finnish Science Center and traveling around the Helsinki area.

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News of the Week

New public defender position nixed, for now 12-member ways and means drops resolution, may return Monday By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — With six of the 18 Essex County supervisors either out of town or unable to make the meeting, any vote requiring 10 or more votes was going to be tough. With only three dissenting votes, a proposal to hire a third position to the office of the public defender at the county (which needed 10 to pass) was defeated during the Ways and Means meeting Feb. 28. “This can be re-introduced at the next meeting as long as either one of the people who voted against the measure moves it or if one of the supervisors who was not here today motions it,” chairman Randy Douglas said after the vote. However, Douglas, Schroon Lake supervisor Cathy Moses and Keene supervisor William Ferebee, who all voted for the resolution, will be in Washington, D.C. next Monday for meetings with federal officials. Willsboro supervisor Ed Hatch, Crown Point supervisor Bethany Kosmider and Lewis supervisor David Blades voted against the new hire; they account for 420 votes under the weighted voting system used during monthly board meetings.

Douglas, Moses and Ferebee make up 414 votes that will not be present, while the others who voted for the proposal: Chesterfield’s Gerald Morrow, Elizabethtown’s Noel Merrihew, Minerva’s Sue Montgomery-Corey, Moriah’s Tom Scozzafava, North Elba’s Robert Politi and Ticonderoga’s Debra Malaney make up 1,583 votes. Absent from the meeting were Westport’s Dan Connell, St. Armand’s Joyce Morency, Newcomb’s George Canon, North Hudson’s Robert Dobie, Essex’s Sharon Boisen and Wilmington’s Randy Preston, who account for 426 weighted votes. The debate on whether or not to add a public defender position, under the recommendation of Public defender Brandon Boutelle, was centered on whether or not the county could afford to add a new position to the budget, one which county manager Daniel Palmer said could range from $75,000 to $82,000 per year, $55,000 of which would be in salary. Palmer said that the first year of the position would be covered by grant funds that would be rolled over from the fund that was established to bring the Collard murder case to trial, which has since gone into a plea agreement. “I feel that as tough as it is to create a new position, there is too much work there for Brandon to be as effective as he needs to be,” Douglas said. “I feel that we are burning this

Ed Hatch Willsboro Supervisor

This is the time “ that you have to hold the line. ” young man out and he needs assistance.” “None of us are in a place where we want to create a new position,” Montgomery-Corey said. “But if we are not able to provide a level of defense to someone who needs it, the financial impact is going to be even larger.” “Constitutionally, it is our responsibility to provide a defendant with proper legal council,” Scozzafava said. “It is our responsibility morally and ethically. I am going to go with Brandon’s word that we need this position.” “This is a constitutional right that we have to provide and we cannot dismiss that obligation,” Merrihew said. “This is the time that you have to hold the line,” Hatch said. “Putting another employee on is not the answer right now.” Hatch added that he felt the

time to discuss this was during budget season. “Every year we go through the budget process, then after that someone comes to us with a new thing and we go with it,” Hatch said. “Tha needs to stop.” “I think that this is a little premature to make a decision,” Blades said. “We need to wait and see what the state does with a budget before we make any staff decisions.” Several supervisors asked about a part-time position, and Boutelle said that he felt that would not be the most effective solution. “I would never refuse any help, but it is not ideal and harder to work things with part-time,” Boutelle said. “With full time, it is easier to keep things flowing and to know what the other hand is doing.” Boutelle said that in 2004, 463 cases went through the office of the public defender. The number has risen throughout the past years, now reaching near 900 in 2010. “The fact is that the number of cases has doubled that we handle,” Boutelle said. Morrow said that he believed the recent economy was behind the spike in numbers. “Of course this is being driven by the economy,” he said. “As the economy gets worse, there are more and more people that need that service and we are obligated to give it.”

Two-car accident on Miner Farm Road CHAZY — Robin D. Klemick, 44, Chazy was struck by Lisa L. Hart, 33, Mooers after Klemick reportedly attempted to make a U-turn on Miner Farm Road. Hart and Deborah N. Olds, 45, a passenger in Klemick’s vehicle were treated for minor injuries at CVPH Medical Center, and released.

Thume admits to police chase PERU — Elijah Thume, 22, Schuyler Falls has admitted he tried to outrun police last November when he was attempting to avoid a sobriety checkpoint on Route 22. The chase took him and the police north on Interstate-87, ending when Thume’s car flipped near Exit 39. Thume was charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and fleeing a police officer. He will return to court May 10.

Devins treated for minor injuries BEEKMANTOWN — Stephanie A. Devins, 19, West Chazy, was treated and released at CVPH Medical Center after she veered off Ashley Road Feb. 21, flipping her car.

City Beach looking to bring in vendors PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council is working with director of recreation Steve Peters to bring vendors to sell food, accessories and beer at the City Beach this summer.

City property tax info on-line PLATTSBURGH — Tax information for properties in the city of Plattsburgh can now be obtained on-line at, and by clicking “Pay Bills/Services Online,” then choosing “Property Taxes.”

Wilson charged with criminal mischief PLATTSBURGH — Peter H. Wilson, Plattsburgh, was arrested Feb. 22, and charged with second-degree criminal mischief, after allegedly allowing thousands of dollars worth of damage to happen at a property he rented.

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Adirondack Community Housing Trust completes Hamlets 3 guidebook ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack Community Housing Trust (ACHT) announced recently that the Hamlets 3 guidebook is completed and available online to Adirondack towns and villages seeking to expand the population centers of their communities — the villages and hamlets. The guidebook and Web site are the culmination of a two- year study conducted by Roger Trancik of Urban Design Consultants that was funded through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) 2007 Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant Program. The sponsors plan to continue the project with a follow-up program, if they can obtain additional funding. “Hamlets 3 is the model for all towns and villages within the Adirondack Park to utilize as they plan their future,” Joe Kelly, President of ACHT, said. “Adirondack Community Housing Trust is proud to have been a sponsor of this valuable project.”

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Hamlets 3 is presented in an illustrated guidebook that may be viewed and downloaded at the project Web site — It may also be viewed and downloaded from Adirondack Park Agency Web site —; the Department of State Web site —; and the DEC Web site The analysis and recommendations in Hamlets 3 are based on a two-year study that used three case-study clusters of Adirondack hamlets to generate and evaluate real-world opportunities for smart hamlet expansion, both within the footprint of the existing hamlet and outside that footprint. The three clusters of hamlets that were studied are located around Old Forge, Clifton-Fine, and Elizabethtown and were selected because of their geographic dispersion and varied character within the Adirondacks. From these studies, the Hamlets 3 planning model was derived, which is broadly applicable to a

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wide range of situations throughout the Adirondack Park. “Last summer the Elizabethtown Planning Board had the opportunity to work with Roger Trancik and his brilliant group of young planners when they came to town to work on the ‘E-Town Cluster’ for the Hamlets 3 Project,” Elena Borstein, Town of Elizabethtown Planning Board member, said. “We learned about Smart Growth Principles of planning and now hope to put these into our new Comprehensive Plan for Elizabethtown, which hasn't been revised since the 1970s. The guidebook is a great tool for planning and for the future of the Adirondacks.” More details about Hamlets 3 and how communities can participate will be presented at the Adirondack Park Local Government Day conference in Lake Placid on March 23. Participants in the Hamlets 3 session at Local Government Day will be a given a CD of the guidebook.

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‘Suddenly Last Summer’ on stage PLATTSBURGH — The State University of New York at Plattsburgh Department of Theatre is preseting a Main Stage production of Tennessee Williams’ “Suddenly Last Summer” March 3 through Sunday, March 6. Performances will take place in the Hartman Theatre, located in the Myers Fine Arts Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Kim Hartshorn, associate professor and theatre department chair, will direct the play. “We haven’t produced a classical piece of dramatic American literature in quite some time. I thought this would be fun for the students,” Hartshorn said. For seniors Elizabeth Abair,

Andrew Murano, Bailey Power and Andrew Velez, this will be their final Main Stage production. Meanwhile, the production features the work of the newest theatre department faculty member, assistant professor Erika Grayson, who provided the scenic and light design for the show. American dramatist Williams wrote his gothic psychological study in 1958. The piece is most famous for the filmed version starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift. Set in the Garden District of New Orleans, the play revolves around Violet Venable, a wealthy widow, whose niece, Catherine,

totters on the brink of sanity. Catherine’s secret involves her cousin, Venable’s only son. The plot thickens when a doctor arrives and attempts to learn the truth. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 3 and continue nightly through Saturday, March 5. The March 6 performance will be at 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door and are available in advance at the front desk of the Angell College Center on Rugar Street. General admission is $10; $8 for seniors, students and SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff; and $2 for SUNY Plattsburgh students.

Earned Income Tax Credit-What is it? The earned income tax credit is a refundable income tax credit that is available to low-income workers with “earned” income-wages or self employment income. If your family earns less than $48,362, you may qualify for a credit up to as much as $5,666. If you qualify, you could reduce or eliminate your income tax, even get money back that could be used for savings, home repairs or other things.

Dental society offering scholarships PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Dental Society will be offering two scholarships to assist student enrolling in a college of Dental Hygiene. The annual awards are sponsored by the Adirondack Dental Society in partnership with the Fourth District Dental Society of New York. There will be two awards of $1,000 given per year. The deadline for application is May 1. The award will be given June 1, and will be directly paid toward tuition payment. Any resident of Clinton, Essex, or Franklin counties is eligible to apply. The selection will be made by the admissions department at the hygiene school of choice, in conjunction with the Adirondack Dental Society. For more information, contact Dr. Craig Heins at 563-0540.

Race the Base Run March 26 PLATTSBURGH — A one-mile Race the Base Run and a 5-kilometer run/walk will be held March 26 at the U.S. Oval. The one-mile race will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 5-kilometer race following at 9:15 a.m. The Race the Base Run is $5, or free if you also register for the 5-kilometer race, which is $15 prior to March 1, or $20 after March 1. Race-day registration will be at the City Recreation Building beginning at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds will be donated to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center at CVPH for patient care. For more information, contact Patricia Diman at

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PLATTSBURGH — An Advancing Youth Development Basics Workshop will be held March 10, from 8:30 a.m. to noon 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.

PLATTSBURGH — The free AARP Tax-Aide Program will help low- and middle-income taxpayers with tax-assistance, preparation, electronic-filing, through April 15 at the Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County. Hours for March will be Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday extended to 6 p.m. Walk-ins only.

‘Pet’ pals Students from fourth grade classes at Oak Street Elementary School in Plattsburgh recently had a visit by furry friends from the Adirondack Humane Society. The visit coincided with the start of a fundraising project students are conducting to help the local animal shelter as part of a Learn and Serve America community service project. Photo by Karen K. McCarthy


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City and Town with Don Kasprzak and Bernie Bassett A lthough the month of February is short it brought plenty of snow to the area. And when this happens I always worry about our snow budget and the phone rings with weather related problems, complaints, and issues. I was very pleased with the outstanding job our Public Works crews did handling the storms. As usual, I attended many meetings and events throughout the month. Lt. Governor Duffy held a press conference to discuss and explain Governor Cuomo’s 2011-2012 New York State Budget. With a $10 billion deficit, difficult decisions must be made in Albany which I fully support. Senator Schumer held a press event at Plattsburgh State discussing the tax tuition credit available to SUNY students. I met with this year ’s Red Cross Board President, Carol Latinville, to discuss the funding challenges they are facing facing. This is one of the most important organizations in the area and the community needs to assist them in any way we can. Mayor ’s Cup and Regatta decisions continue to be made as we get closer to July. For-

mer Plattsburgh and present Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and I visited to discuss some issues. It was good catching up with Clyde. The Police Department is holding our annual Basic Training Course for new Police Officers in the region which includes training by Ron Santor and members of the Plattsburgh Police Department. The school started in late January and ends with the class graduation in June. Meetings with city department heads this month ranged from personnel issues to operational questions which is standard. As I have mentioned many times as well, dealing with the daily constituent inquiries is an everyday practice, too. I accept the fact we cannot please everyone but we continue to try! We will continue to do the best we can with the resources we have as we move toward good weather! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone on March 17! Don Kasprzak is mayor of the city of Plattsburgh.


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Fiddles, Vittles and Ales to return to West Side Ballroom By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — Fiddles, Vittles and Ales was such a success, the Advocacy and Resource Center (ARC) of Clinton County is doing it again. The fundraiser, which was first held last March, was a unique fundraiser organized for the nonprofit organization that featured beer wine tastings and Irish cuisine. And, for its first year, it was a success, said ARC executive director Theresa Garrow. “We sold over 200 tickets last year. Which, for a first-time event, is pretty unusual,” she said. “We weren’t sure how it would go over, but it went great.” When planning their second Fiddles, Vittles and Ales, Garrow said it was important not to tinker too much with a working formula. “There aren’t a lot of changes, but I think enough to make it a little in-

teresting again this year,” she said. The event — planned this year for Saturday, March 12 — will again be held at West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, and feature tastings of many brands of beers like Guinness, Sam Adams and Saranac from distributors including McCadam Distributing and Plattsburgh Distributing. New selections will be offered this year from out-of-area vendors such as Tri-Valley Beverages, Sly Fox Brewing Company, and Butternuts Beer and Ale, among others. “They’re bringing an awful lot of new beers to the area, some beers that aren’t typically well-known around here, if at all,” said Garrow. The combination of familiar and no-so-familiar brews is one that Garrow feels will be a huge draw for people once again this year. “We’ve got an awful lot of beer selections,” she said. “So, for the beer connoisseurs and for people who are just plain beer drinkers, I think they’ll have a great time.” Chef Kevin Thornton will once again prepare the menu for the event, which will feature several pairings with selections like Thai green curry with chicken and rice, lobster ravioli in a tomato basil

cream sauce, and ham and split pea soup. “And, we have an Irish buffet to top it all off with Guinness beef stew, Irish soda bread, bread pudding and chopped green cabbage salad,” said Garrow. Musical entertainment will once again be provided by Celtic band Inisheer, adding to the “fiddles” portion of the evening. “Everybody just loves them. They’re a fantastic group,” said Garrow. The March 12 event will kick off with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by the tastings. Inisheer will begin playing at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25. Proceeds will go toward providing autism assessment services ARC provides for families who can’t afford them, said Garrow. “There’s nobody else in the area that does them that we’re aware of,” said Garrow, who noted parents often have to travel to Syracuse or Rochester for similar services. “And, that can be very costly to them and time-consuming. It’s real- Chef Kevin Thornton will once again prepare the menu for Fiddles, Vittles and Ales, a fundraiser for the Advocacy and Resource Center of Clinton County. This year’s event ly a way to help these families.” For tickets or more information, is planned for Saturday, March 12, once again at the West Side Ballroom. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau call 834-5439 or 563-0930.


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New studio and gallery aims to help grow local arts scene By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — When Tavish Costello came to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh to study art, it was only a matter of time before he got plugged into the local arts scene. Through the connections he’s made with artists, musicians and people both at the university and in the community, he’s learned about the growing desire to build the area into a Mecca for artists and art enthusiasts like himself. “There’s just been this kind of ongoing conversation about how we need to further the arts in the community. We see towns surrounding us, like Burlington, really thriving in the arts, but Plattsburgh isn’t quite at that level,” said Costello. Organizations like the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and the university’s arts department have done much to further that endeavor, but Costello said he and many others are looking to take things a step further when it comes to promoting more contemporary artwork and music.

“There’s been a need building for a place that’s both a studio and gallery and also a music venue for more eclectic kinds of artists and musicians,” said Costello. “We want to do that — something new for Plattsburgh or at least something we haven’t seen a lot of.” Over the past few years, Costello and a group of his friends and peers have been keeping a serious ear to the ground for ways and opportunities to make that happen. The perfect space became available on Clinton Street in a location that housed the former business “A Different Blend,” and, in January, Costello and his friends worked to develop the space into what is known as The ROTA Studio and Gallery. The idea behind ROTA, said Costello, is to provide the additional space for contemporary artists to perform, create and gather. Ideally, Costello said he envisions ROTA becoming another organization that will help connect artists with art-enthusiasts and do more to establish even more art spaces and displays in the community. “It’s not that there aren’t any,”

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Costello said of art pieces displayed publicly in common spaces. “There are a few here and there, but it’s something that the ROTA Gallery could possibly facilitate. Just help in connecting these other organizations and help get the word out.” Only open for a matter of weeks, ROTA has already developed quite a buzz, drawing bands like Withered Remains, Trinity Park Radio,

and For the Kid in the Back, and several artists ranging from painters to sculptors and creators of other medias. “We’ve been hearing from all walks of life,” said Costello. “We’ve had artists from all over the area stopping in and students from the college seem to be quite interested — especially the ones in the art department and the English department. They’re interested in do-

ing a poetry reading night.” That mix is exactly what Costello and his friends want. “It’s a great space for artists to get together and for the community,” said volunteer Anastasia Lewis. “The great thing is it’s open to everyone,” added volunteer Matt Hall. Though the local arts community is starting to grow, Costello said he feels Plattsburgh can one day become like Burlington — “a place that’s culturally flourishing with a myriad of galleries and places to display.” “It’s still quite early, though,” he added, with a laugh. The ROTA Studio and Gallery, 19 Clinton St., is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The gallery can be reached by calling 586-2182. For more information, search for “The ROTA Studio and Gallery” on Facebook at ON THE COVER: The ROTA Studio and Gallery founder Tavish Costello, second from right, is joined by some of the volunteers that oversee the gallery. From left are, Dane Winkler, Matt Hall, Najla Anthony, Anastasia Lewis, Dane Gaetani, and Jay Ormsby. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau


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‘Commander Cody’ of ‘Hot Rod Lincoln’ fame coming to town PLATTSBURGH — Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen are making a stop in the North Country. The band, most famous for its 1972 hit “Hot Rod Lincoln,” will be performing at Gilligan’s Getaway, 7160 State Route 9, this Saturday, March 5. Commander Cody’s roots trace back to 1963, when co-founder John Tichy was studying engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. According to co-founder George Frayne, Tichy was running the kitchen crew at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and playing guitar in “The Amblers,” the only student band on campus. “I was washing pots in the kitchen and doing a pretty poor job at it, when we became friends,” recalled Frayne, “and John found that I had played some piano and had taken some lessons.” Tichy invited him “to jam along” and soon Frayne was playing on the band’s version of “You are My Sunshine.” The two played with lead George Frayne, frontman for Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, in a performance photo from his Web singer Frank Winchester, bassist Guy The band will perform this Saturday, March 5, at Gilligan’s Getaway. Curtiss and drummer Steve Conley it wasn’t until 1967 that Commander Cody other past projects for Frayne, Tichy and until the following year when Winchester friends Max Goldman and Steve Davis. died in an automobile accident on the Penn- and His Lost Planet Airmen was formed. The band — named after the 1950 movie “We had up to 36 members in that band insylvania Turnpike. The remaining members of the same name, starring Kristen Coffen as cluding The Fabulous Tapdancing Green Sismoved on to new projects later that year, but Kommando Kody — was much larger than ters, The Galactic Twist Queens, Pat the Hip-


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Motion of the Ocean has new demo, in running for ‘Battle of the Bands’ spot PLATTSBURGH — Alternative metal band Motion of the Ocean is making waves once again with the release of a three-song demo titled “Eyes of Ophelia.” The CD consists of its title track and songs “A Fable Discord” and the popular “Comatose.” The demo will be released Saturday, March 12 during a special event at Cocktails, 42 River St., Morrisonville. The show starts at 5 p.m. and is open to all ages, free of charge. The band will be performing with Visions, All The Rage and Cutthroat Logic. The new Motion of the Ocean demo is available at all shows for $3 and at Music N More in the Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd. The band is also currently in the running to perform in the 2011 Vans Warped Tour. Fans can vote for them by visiting Check out more information on the band, including videos and future show dates, online at

Ten Year Vamp releases new video ALBANY — Ten Year Vamp — an Albany-based rock band which regularly plays in Plattsburgh — has released a new single and video, “Pleasures (That I Call Mine),” from the band’s “Don’t Act Like You Know Me” album. The release came on the heels of a successful year in 2010 in which the band had three of their songs used during primetime MTV programming, had songs licensed by Adobe Inc. and Dockers Jeans, among others, and had the opportunity to directly open for Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Good Charlotte, One Republic, Gin Blossoms, and several others. The two versions of the video for “Pleasures,” both of which include an alternate audio version of the song, are available for viewing on YouTube and through their Web site, The video was directed and edited by Jeff Knight who was also the director and editor of the band’s first single, “Never Know.”

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Backcounty skiers return to the valley Hopefully, snow condictions will hold up for the coming weekend, as outdoor enthusiasts will again flock to Keene Valley for The Mountaineer ’s Ninth Annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival. The annual gathering, a benefit event that supports both the New York State Ski Education Foundation’s Nordic racing programs and the Adirondack Ski Touring Council, stewards of famous Jackrabbit Trail, features a wide range of backcountry ski tours that are hosted by local backcountry guides and a series of demos and mini clinics that will be held at Otis Mountain in Elizabethtown. On Saturday evening, Heather Paul, a Marmot athlete, ski racer and winter mountaineer who has tackled snow covered terrain ranging from in Alaska to China, and many points between, will deliver a presentation and slide show. The event will hosted at the Keene Valley Firehall and the public is welcome to attend. Admission is $10/per person. As usual, the gathering will include demos and mini clinics hosted at Otis Mountain in Elizabethtown on Saturday. Otis is a private ski area that offers a great venue for testing out the latest skis and boots as well as clinics on skinning, telemark skiing and more. Mini-

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VIC friends group building a new future By Andy Flynn (Editor's note: This is Part Four of a five-part series on the current status of the Visitor Interpretive Centers, which were operated by the Adirondack Park Agency from 1989 to 2010.) PAUL SMITHS — History has shown that the Adirondack Park Institute’s tag line — “Teaching a Generation to Care” — was almost taken literally. Now, 22 years after it was founded, the group is poised to teach many more generations. When Adirondack Park Agency (APA) officials announced in January 2010 that they would be dissolving the Interpretive Programs Division and leaving the Visitor Interpretive Centers (VICs) in Paul Smiths and Newcomb by the end of the year, the VIC friends group — the API — was faced with un uncertain future. After all, the not-for-profit group was created specifically to fund educational programming — for school kids, families, and the general public — at the two VICs in 1989, the same year the Paul Smiths VIC opened (the Newcomb VIC opened in 1990). With its office located at the Paul Smiths VIC, the API and the state-run VICs were joined at the hip, so to speak. It was a unique public-private partnership, a model for visitor/education centers around the nation. The API board was left with the question, “What would happen to the API if the VICs closed for good?” The year 2010 proved to be a pivotal and emotional one for API officials. While the mission remains the same, the partners have changed. API board members will now be teaching generations to care with Paul Smith’s College at the Paul Smiths VIC and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb. “Both colleges said to the API, ‘Work with us,’” said API Executive Director Dan Fitts, who was hired in 2010. “People love the VICs, and nobody wants them to close, especially us.”

Rebuilding membership The API is a membership-based organization. While it raises program money through grants and fundraisers, it relies heavily on membership dues. Among its list of accomplishments, the API has funded school programs, the Native Species Butterfly House at Paul Smiths, special events, and publications such as the interpretive trail brochures at the Paul Smiths VIC. But in 2010, despite a letter-writing campaign, the API’s membership took a hit. “Now that our future is more clear, we are able to build membership and attract corporate and foundation funding,” Fitts said in an interview at the Adirondack Research Consortium office at Paul Smith’s College.

Institutional memory Fitts now splits his time between executive director positions at the API and the Adirondack Re-

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search Consortium. Yet his love affair with the VICs began more than 20 years ago. When the APA was making plans to build the VICs in the 1980s (actually it was only supposed to open one VIC, but Gov. Mario Cuomo decided to open two instead), Fitts was a legislative coordinator for New York Sen. Ronald Stafford. He helped Stafford find money to build the VICs. “I remember going out there (in Paul Smiths) when the site was filled with trees,” he said. Fitts’ administrative experience includes a 10year stint as the executive director of the Adirondack Park Agency, from 1995 to 2005, a time that he cherishes mostly for his work with the two VICs. “The one thing being away from the APA that I missed the most was the VICs,” he said.

Volunteer corps Since the VICs opened, volunteers from the community — seasonal and year-round residents — have helped the staff and the API with educational programs, special events, the front desk, the Butterfly House, trail walks, and special projects. With an ever-dwindling staff count at both buildings, the volunteer corps had been an essential component of public programming. The larger group of volunteers — reaching about 60 — was located at the Paul Smiths VIC. “I think the transition was very hard on them,” Fitts said of the volunteers. “They didn’t know what was going on, other than the VICs were closing.” While the API and both colleges helped bridge the institutional memory gap between the old and new owners of the VICs — by holding meetings with the volunteers in late 2010 — many, such as longtime Paul Smiths VIC volunteers Dick and Joy Harvey, found the lack of information and communication frustrating. The Harveys mainly volunteer with school field trip programs. “Our biggest concern is that we would like to know what is being done to re-establish the environmental education programs here,” Dick Harvey said while volunteering for the Jan. 29 Chili Ski Tasting event. “The school groups. Will we have them? And, if so, who's going to run them?” Volunteers, for the most part, are retired and don’t have time to administer programs, Dick Harvey said, suggesting that the API hire a full-time paid naturalist to coordinate the school group programs. He also recommended that Paul Smith’s College and the API keep the volunteers updated on a regular basis with the plans for the VIC. “So we have a degree of confidence and know that they are working toward these programs,” Dick Harvey said. “Right now we are in the dark.”

Vision for the API Fitts plans on holding informational meetings with the volunteers at Paul Smiths and Newcomb in the near future to answer many of their questions. In the meantime, he outlined some of the API’s plans. In Newcomb, the API will continue to sponsor programs and events at the AIC with its new part-

Visitors enjoy the Native Species Butterfly House at the Paul Smiths VIC. Photo by Andy Flynn/Courtesy of the Adirondack Park Agency

ner, SUNY-ESF. It will also continue to fund two paid summer internships there. In Paul Smiths, the API will fund the Butterfly House (including a paid naturalist), the Nature for the Very Young program, school field trip programs (starting in the spring), and three traditional special events: the ski festival in January, the Great Adirondack Birding Celebration in June, and the Adirondack Wildlife Festival in August. All this in partnership with Paul Smith’s College. While working with the two colleges on their plans for the VICs, Fitts sees a similarity between

the excitement in the 1980s and today. The API is still working on a Memorandum of Understanding with Paul Smith’s College, and, therefore, many of the details regarding programs are not yet available. However, Fitts said he expects to work with the college to create employment opportunities to facilitate some of the programs, such as school field trips. And he expects to work closely with the volunteer corps. For more information about the API, call (518) 327-3376 or visit online at

News in Brief Pennsylvania man survives two nights in the woods By Chris Morris RAQUETTE FALLS — A Pennsylvania man is lucky to be alive after spending two nights in the Adirondack wilderness over the weekend. Officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation say 26-yearold Scott Molnar was snowshoeing in the Seward Mountain Range on Saturday when he got lost near the summit of Mount Emmons. Molnar didn't emerge from the woods until Monday morning. Media reports indicate he tried to continue snowshoeing in order to stay warm, but was eventually forced to light a fire and dry his clothing. He continued working his way back toward Coreys Road, and was eventually found by a forest ranger near Raquette Falls. Molnar suffered severe frostbite on his extremities – temperatures dipped below freezing on both Saturday and Sunday night. He was treated at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

TL woman wins $1.2 million at North Country casino By Chris Morris TUPPER LAKE — A Tupper Lake woman walked out of a North Country casino with some extra cash last weekend. Accortding to news reports, Patti Breault went to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino with the hopes of winning a $2,000 cash giveaway. She ended up with a little more than $2,000 after winning big – $1.2 million to be exact – on the Mega Millions slot machine. Breault, who was facing foreclosure on her home while helping her ailing elderly mother, told the newspaper she thought there was "something wrong with the machine." Breault has worked as a residential supervisor for Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services for more than three decades and says she doesn't plan on retiring despite winning the big bucks.

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Arik, Arik, Arik, Arik!!!! Peru standout wins fourth straight state wrestling title By Keith Lobdell ALBANY — The Times Union Center crowd started to buzz a little when the announcer said the words, “a defending three-time state champion.” All eyes were on the Division II mat as Peru’s Arik Robinson stepped onto the floor for what would be win or lose, his final high school match. He had been here before, three times, to be exact. And, like the three previous times, Robinson got the takedown, scored the points and had his hand raised for the fourth time as NYSPHSAA state wrestling champion. “When I first started, I felt like I was good enough to compete but I never would have even imagined that I could have gotten four championships,” Robinson said after the match. “After the first one came, I just felt that I had to do this again every year. I felt like I belonged there and I felt that I was the best one in my bracket.” “He was in a great weight class, maybe the best one in Division II this year,” coach Mike Hogan said. “I was more worried about how he would handle his nerves. That was my main concerned but he held it all together.” Indeed, the competition was stiff for Robinson, as five of the eight quarterfinalists at 122lbs. had either won (three) or been in the state finals. “It helps when I am wrestling good guys,” Robinson said. “The kid I had in the finals (Tristan Rifanburg of Norwich) was only an eighth-grader but he was pretty tough and a defending state champion. I knew he was going out there for his second one, but I knew that I was the veteran and that I was going to manhandle him throughout the match.” Robinson did just that in the first period, getting a takedown of Rifanburg and twice getting back points for a 6-0 lead after two minutes of

Arik Robinson looks for back points against Tristan Rifanburg in the state championship match at the Times Union Center in Albany Feb. 26. Photos by Jill Lobdell

competition. who have trained me and In the second period, Ripushed me every day to get fanburg was able to keep me to this point,” Robinson Robinson on the mat, but nevsaid. “Our fans help and er scored a point on the they keep me going.” champ as Robinson was able “Arik has been on top of to earn an escape with less his game since the day he than 20 seconds remaining in started varsity in eighth the period to head into the grade and took fourth in third with a 7-0 advantage. states,” coach Hogan said. Robinson then started the “He has great body awarethird period on top and ness and he gets ready for looked for a pin, but was unmatches - he is a great able to get one and Rifanburg Robinson on the podium for the wrestler. In the state semi’s, was able to scramble, coming fourth time. he’s pinned in the first peup with a reversal for two riod all four years.” points. Over his five-year varsity career, Robinson Robinson appeared to be shaken with about has only lost two state matches, both in his five seconds remaining in the final period, but eighth-grade year and both against fellow told his coaches to go back to the corner and eighth-grader Dakota Stackhouse, who finthen finished out the match and the title. ished third in 2007, beating Robinson - the top “When he got on top in second, I had a pret- seed that year at 96-lbs. - in the first round and ty good lead. I was making sure I didn’t give the consolation championships. up any points,” Robinson said. Since, Stackhouse has dropped wrestling After the match, Robinson gave a lot of cred- and finished his high school athletic career as it to those he had trained with and learned a basketball player. from. Hogan said that even before then, he knew “I’ve trained with a lot of good partners and Robinson was headed for a great career. have had some of the best coaches in the state “I definitely saw a state champion there. He is so athletic its unbelievable,” Hogan said. “When I first noticed him he was in fifth grade in pee wee wrestling. At the time, he only weighed about 55-lbs. In seventh-grade, he only weighed 65-lbs.” After the match, Robinson said that he still feels that his coach and mentor should be ahead of him when it comes to talk of the greatest wrestlers in Section VII history, despite four titles. “I’m up there, but with his wrestling and his coaching he is still ahead of me,” Robinson said. “He is the greatest coach that I have ever had. He has definitely pushed me and helped me get here.” Hogan disagreed. “Arik’s definitely the best wrestler Section VII has ever had,” Hogan said. “He has beaten 10-12 state finalist in his career. I try not to get Arik Robinson locks down his semifinal opponent, Austin Keough of Warsaw, pinning him with 17 seconds involved in all that stuff but someday, I’ll go remaining in the opening period. back and count that up.”

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Hogan drops heartbreaker By Keith Lobdell Even before it had sunk in that one of their wrestlers had just been crowned as a state champions for the fourth time, the Peru faithful quickly turned their attention back to the mat. There was Patrick “Pappy” Hogan, who had finished in sixth and fourth place at the state tournament the last two years, now looking to stand at the top of the podium. Across from him was Ryan Osleeb, a wrestler whose last year was almost a mirror reflection of Hogan’s. Both were in the state championship match at 130-lbs. Both visited Harvard, Brown and American College on the same weekend. Both had signed to wrestler for Harvard. Now, they met on the mat to decide the NYSPHSAA championship. At the start, Hogan shot in several times, but was unable to come away with any points in a 00 period. “I knew his best position was on his feet, so I really tried to get on him early in the match,” Hogan said. “I knew I was going to escape from him in the second, so that wasn’t a problem.” Hogan was indeed able to get the first point of the match on an escape in the second period and again tried for several takedowns, each one closer than the last and each one blocked by Osleeb. “He did some funky stuff and I just couldn’t finish on him,” Hogan said. “It was working,” coach Mike Hogan said about the gameplan of his son and team captain. “The kid has some great defense on the legs and he did some stuff that was unique and hard to train for. He had some counters that not every kid has. That stopped him from getting about three takedowns because that kid was a terrific athlete.” In the third period, Hogan started in the top position and was able to ride out the first minute plus. “I was nervous that I was going to get hit for stalling again because I had a warning and they were calling it pretty quick,” he said. “I probably got into a position I shouldn’t have and that’s when he escaped.” Now tied at 1-1, Hogan saw his chance and went for it with about 20 seconds remaining in the period. Again, Osleeb blocked, setting up the fateful, final 10 seconds. “He had just put out a real lot of energy trying to get a takedown right at the end of the match and the kid countered just enough to get into a better position,” coach Hogan said. “If he got the takedown with 20 seconds to go, the match probably is over.” However, it was the counter by Osleeb that proved to be the winning move. “He shot in and I knew it was a good one,” Pappy said. “I went to swing my leg back and his knee was there. I tried to swivel my hips and keep away from him but he had my knee locked out and managed to reach around behind.” Once again, Osleeb held onto a leg, this time taking Hogan to the mat to earn two points with four seconds remaining, securing the state title. “It was a great match,” coach Hogan said, then reflecting as a proud coach and father. “I’m just so proud of him, He’s been a great See PAPPY, page 23

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The fourth-seeded Eagles used a 30-13 first half to hold off the fifth seed Indians Feb. 22. Tom Ryan led the Eagles with 24 points in the game, while Keegan Ryan scored eight points, Devon Anderson and Tyler Frennier scored seven points and Foster Ebersole scored six points. Kyle Carter paced the Indians with 18 points, while Joe Mazzella added 13 points. The Indians finished the season at 8-10, with Carter leading the team with 190 points (10.6 ppg). team in scoring and ranking second in the CVAC with 327 points (16.4 ppg).

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(2) Plattsburgh 69, (7) Saranac Lake 58 The seventh-seeded Red Storm were looking for the upset Feb. 22, outscoring the second seed Hornets 17-12 in the first and third quarters. But it was the Hornets who advanced with a 21-7 second quarter and 24-17 fourth quarter in beating Saranac Lake. Justin Curtis scored 22 points to lead the Hornets, including 12 in the fourth quarter, while Kyle LaPoint added 21 points and 10 rebounds, Ethan Votraw scored nine points and Tre Bucci scored six points. Jordan Knight added three points and the trio of Andrew Favro, Anthony Procelli and Rob Fout each scored two points. Austin McDonough and Benioko Harris scored 19 points each for the Red Storm, while CJ Stewart added 12 points, Sean Lanigan and Zach Buckley scored three points with Ben Monty adding two points. The Red Storm finished the season at 611, with Stewart leading the team with 231 points (13.6 ppg).

(1) Ticonderoga 55, (4) Lake Placid 30 A 23-3 opening quarter pushed the topseeded Sentinels through to the Section VII/Class C championship game with a big win over the fourth seed Blue Bombers Feb. 26. Will Gronlund scored nine points for the Bombers, while Logan Stephenson scored seven points, Chris Orsi scored five points, Evan Bickford and David Lawrence scored three points, Anthony Kordziel scored two points and Jacob Daniels scored one point. The Blue Bombers ended the season with a record of 5-9.

Plattsburgh's Jordan Knight scores a layup against Saranac Lake in the Section VII/Class B quarterfinals Feb. 23. Photo by Justin Prue

Section VII/Class B semifinals

(3) AuSable Valley 62, (6) Saranac 57

(1) Northeastern Clinton 44, (4) Beekmantown 33

Jordan Coolidge scored 10 of his 18 points in a key stretch of the fourth quarter as the third-seeded Patriots advanced with a win over the sixth seed Chiefs. Brody Douglass paced the Patriots with 19 points, while Connor Manning and TJ Burl each scored 10 points, Michael Hart scored three points and Nick Rhino added two points. Dylan Everleth scored 29 points for the Chiefs, while Dylan Gallagher scored 17 points and Jeremy Bullis scored four points to go with 11 rebounds. Saranac finished the season 8-10, with Everleth scoring 314 points on the season (17.4 ppg).

Trailing by three after the first half of play, the top-seeded Cougars used a 31-17 second half to advance to the Section VII/Class D championship game with an 11-point win over the fourth seed Eagles Feb. 26. Steven Carder scored 21 points in the contest, which put him over the 1,000point plateau for his high school career. Jamie Davison added eight points, while Rob Armstrong scored seven points, Tom Bedard scored five points and Logan Miller scored three points. Keegan Ryan and Devon Anderson each scored 12 points for the Eagles, as Tom Ryan was held to just four points in the

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game. Foster Ebersole added three points and Zach Towle scored two points. The Eagles finished the season with a record of 9-11, led by Keegan Ryan, who scored 311 points (15.6 ppg) and Tom Ryan, who also reached the 1,000-point mark over the past season and scored 300 points (15.0) in 2010-11.

(2) Plattsburgh 52, (3) AuSable Valley 42 The second-seeded Hornets used a 21-10 second quarter to pull away from the third seed Patriots in advancing to the Section VII/Class B finals Feb. 26. Jordan Knight scored 18 points to lead the Hornets, while Tre Bucci added 10 points, Kyle LaPoint scored six points, Andrew Favro and Ethan Votraw scored five points, Anthony Porcelli scored four points and the duo of Rob Fout and Justin Curtis each scored two points. The Patriots finished the season with a record of 15-5, with Douglass leading the

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(2) Seton Catholic 41, (3) Northern Adirondack 38 The second-seeded Knights rallied in the second half to advance to the Section VII/Class C finals with a win against the third seed Bobcats Feb. 26. Eddie LaRow scored 21 points to lead the Knights, while Carson Hynes scored 12 points, Jang Bin Park scored six points and Keagan Briggs scored two points. Colby Sayah scored 21 points for the Bobcats, while Cameron Garrand scored eight points.

Section VII/Class D quarterfinals (5) Chazy 54, (4) Johnsburg 41 The fifth seed Eagles used a 22-12 fourth quarter to pull off the upset against the fourth seed Jaquars Feb. 26. Ricky Osier scored 21 points to lead the Eagles, while Cody Toohill scored 14 points, Kaleb Snide and John Tregan had six points each.

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points, with Jazzmyn Tuthill adding five points, Jackie Cummings scoring four points and Nicole Viscardo scoring three points. Megan Kilroy, Chelley Pietras and Regan Kieffer each scored two points. The team finished the season at 4-15, with Manning pacing the Red Strom with 175 points (9.2 ppg).

Top seed Saranac received a bye

(3) NCCS 62, (6) Beekmantown 32 The Third seeded Lady Cougars used a 26-6 opening half in cruising past the sixth seed Lady Eagles in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII/Class B playoffs Feb. 21. Katrina Garrand led the Cougars with 18 points, while Justine Rabideau and Paige Southwick each scored nine points, Chesley Brooks scored eight points, Bianca Grimshaw scored six points, Allie Cartier scored four points and Cari Dominic, Megan Boumil, Jordan Dominic and Kayla Dragoon scored two points. Shannon Ryan scored exactly half of the Eagles points with 16, while Michelle Cressey added five points, Melissa Offman scored three points and Alissa Momot, Emily Anderson, Nicole Shepler and Jordynne Ales scored two points. The Eagles finished the season at 6-13, while Ryan led the team with 291 points (15.3)

(2) AVCS 58, (7) Saranac Lake 24 The second seed Lady Patriots got 34 combined points from its Alexis duo and used a 17-2 opening quarter to roll past the seventh seed Lady Red Storm in Section VII/Class B quarterfinal play Feb. 21. Alexis Facteau led the Patriots with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Alexis Coolidge added 16 points. Savannah Douglas, Kayla Taylor and Carlee Hart each scored four points, while Meghan Strong and Alexias Ryan scored three points. Haley Taylor and Sierra Snow each scored two points, while Alex Casey scored one point. For the Red Storm, Shauna Manning scored six

(4) Peru 47, (5) Plattsburgh 36 The fourth seed Lady Indians used a 12-5 edge in the second and fourth quarters to get past the fifth seed Lady Hornets Feb. 21. Katie Bruno and Emily Decker each scored 16 points in the win, while Mary Mazzella added five points with Stephanie Demarais and Kelly Kezar scoring three points. Marle Curle led the Hornets with 17 points, while Charisse Abellard scored eight points, Olivia Carlsson added seven points, Emily Manchester scored two points and Jackie Moore scored two points. The Hornets fished the season at 10-9, with Curle scoring 228 points on the season (12.0 ppg).

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(3) Schroon Lake 37, (6) Chazy 24 The third seed Lady Wildcats used a 15-6 second quarter to advance past the Lady Eagles Feb. 26. Megan Reynolds scored 12 points for the Eagles, who finished he season at 5-10 with Olivia Seymour scoring 167 points on the season.

Chazy’s Olivia Seymour defends against Schroon Lake in the Class D quarterfinals. Photo by John Gereau

Beekmantown boys hockey team advances to sectional finals against Saranac Lake Section VII Hockey Quarterfinals Top seeds (1) Beekmantown and (2) Saranac Lake received byes.

(3) Lake Placid 4, (6) Saranac 0 Dillon Savage scored the first two goals of the game for the third-seeded Blue Bombers in the second period as Lake Placid scored a shutout victory against sixth-seed Saranac in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII hockey playoffs Feb. 21. Savage scored at the 4:27 mark in the first period, netting the goal on assists from Troy Jacques and RJ Reid. Savage’s second goal, unassisted, came at the 9:46 mark in the period. Haile Thompson scored just over three minutes into the third period and then assisted on the final goal of the game, scored

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by Reid, at the 6:09 mark. Brady Hayes made 14 saves in earning the shutout for the Bombers, while Dustin Plumadore made 35 in the loss for the Chiefs.

(5) Northeastern Clinton 2, (4) Plattsburgh 1 The scoring came early and often in the first six minutes of the third quarter between the fifth seed Cougars and the fourth seed Hornets Feb. 22, with three goals scored in a 1:15 span. The edge went to the Cougars, who pulled the mild upset in advancing to the semifinal round. Liam McDounough scored the opening goal of the third period on assists from Josh Rabideau and Bobby Marks to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead 34 seconds into the period. CJ Worley responded for the Hornets just 32 seconds later, scoring on an assist from Jake Richards to level the score, but Matt Letourneau scored at the 5:49 mark on assists from Kastle Birch and Alex Duffy to give the Cougars a lead they would not let go of.

Cody Gnass made 21 saves in earning the win, while Robbie Knowles made 15 saves for the Hornets.

Section VII semifinals Boys hockey (2) Saranac Lake 3, (3) Lake Placid 1 The second-seeded Red Storm scored a goal in every period, using goals in the second and third to break a 1-1 tie and advance to the Section VII/Division II championship game with a 3-1 win against third seed Lake Placid. Devin Darrah opened the scoring for the Red Storm less than two minutes into the game, scoring on an unassisted goal. Keegan Barney scored the tying goal with less that a minute remaining in the period, scoring on the power play off assists from Dustin Jacques and Johnny Williams. Dalton DeMarco scored the go-ahead and

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what proved to be game-winning goal in the second period, on an assist from Pat McHugh. McHugh scored an empty net goal to seal the game in the third period. Tyler O’Neill made 31 saves in the win for the Red Storm, while Brady Hayes made 21 saves.

(1) Beekmantown 3, (5) NCCS 0 The top-seeded Eagles scored all three of their goals during a 7:15 stretch of the second period to skate past the fifth-seeded Cougars Feb. 26. Frank Buska scored the opening and closing goals of the period, the first on an assist from Jordan Barriere and the second on an assist from Cody Rascoe. Brendan Carnright scored the middle goal of the period on an unassisted shot. Kyle McCarthy made 17 saves to pick up the shutout win, while Cody Gnass made 26 saves for the Cougars.

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Five others make day two

Hayden Head of Beekmantown went 2-2 at the state tournament at 285-lbs.

Patrick “Pappy” Hogan looks for a takedown and Ryan Osleeb hangs on during their state championship match at the Times Union Center in Albany Feb. 26. Photos by Jill Lobdell

Pappy Continued from page 20 competitor and has been to the semifinals three times,” he said. “I know there’s a difference between being a state champ and a runner up. I wanted him to get this. I wanted him to feel what that was like.” “It’s been great,” the young Hogan said about his high school career. “I really love Peru and my teammates. I didn’t quite make it to where I wanted.” Hogan also said that this match would fuel him for the next four years in the Harvard training room. “For the next four years, it’s going to be in the back of my mind that he beat me here today so I will be working that much harder in practice,” Hogan said. “Those are two great competitors and I am sure they are going to become friends at Harvard,” coach Hogan added.

Mike Riley of Northern Adirondack won two matches in the wrestlbacks before bowing out with a 2-2 record.

Patrick Hogan on the podium.

Patrick “Pappy” Hogan locks up with Ben Moery, the top seed in the NYSPHSAA bracket at 130-lbs. Hogan won a decision to advance to the championship round.

Patrick “Pappy” Hogan locks up with Ben Moery, the top seed in the NYSPHSAA bracket at 130-lbs. Hogan won a decision to advance to the championship round.

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Saranac’s Ryan Guynup went 2-2 at the state tournament, advancing to the quarterfinal round.

Ben Perry of Saranac advanced to the quarterfinals, where he lost to the second seed Ryan Todd.

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(All events hosted in Plattsburgh unless otherwise stated.)



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. FRANK LESCINSKY OF NORTHWOODS CHAPTER OF THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB PRESENTATION. Old Court House, 133 Margaret St., 7 p.m. “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER.” Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7:30 p.m. 564-2243. EAT.SLEEP.FUNK. PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

“MIGRITUDE: A ONE-WOMAN SHOW” WITH SHAILJA PATEL. Krinovitz Recital hall, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7 p.m.


BOOKMOBILE STOPS. Windy Acres, 12 Glenns Way, Ellenburg Depot, 11-11:30 a.m.; near the Town Hall, Ellenburg Center, 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.; Lyon Mountain Seniors, Mountain Top Senior Housing, 2:50-3:20 p.m. 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. “ A LIFE IN TWO GENDERS: AN EVENING WITH JENNIFER “JENNY” FINNEY BOYLAN.” Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7-8:30 p.m. BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY KOLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200. TRINITY PARK RADIO PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

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. SHAMELESS STRANGERS PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

Sunday.March.6. 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. “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER.” Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh, 2 p.m. 564-2243.

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.

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Wednesday.March.9. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. CVES, 1585 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, 1-2 p.m.; M & M Country Store, 933 Norrisville Road, Peasleeville, 2:30-3 p.m.; Apple Valley Apartments, Peru, 3:30-4 p.m. 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.


Friday.March.11. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. Bright Beginnings, 62 Northern Ave., Plattsburgh, 1-1:30 p.m.; Pine Harbour, 15 New Hampshire Road, 1:35-2 p.m.; Lake Forest, Plattsburgh, 2:05-3 p.m.; South Acres Mobile Home Park, 16 Sonya Way, Platts-

burgh, 3:30-4 p.m. CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. LADIES NIGHT OUT TO BENEFIT TREASURE CHESTS TEAM FOR THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE. American Legion Post 20, Quarry Road, 6 p.m. $5 donation. 578-5233. 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. SINECURE PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

Saturday.March .12. FAMILY FUN NIGHT. Plattsburgh YMCA, 17 Oak St., 6-8:30 p.m. Families with youngster1015. 561-8480. 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. HIGH PEAKS PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

Sunday.March.13. 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.

Monday.March.14. SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

Tuesday.March.15. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, Saranac, 1-1:45 p.m.; Cadyville Fire House, 2122 Route 3, Cadyville, 2-2:30 p.m.; Roderick Rock Senior Housing, 2025 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Morrisonville Post Office, 1934 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3:40-4:15 p.m.

Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 9 p.m.563-2222.

Thursday.March.17. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. Port Kent Post Office, 31 First St., 1:30-2 p.m.; Keeseville Country Gardens, Hill Street, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Curtains, Curtains, Curtains parking lot, 24 Rectory St., Clintonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Ada Court, Cliff Haven, 4:15-4:45 p.m. 53RD ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY BREAKFAST. SUNY Angell Center Ballroom, 7:30-9 a.m. 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 BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY KOLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200. EAT.SLEEP.FUNK. PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

Friday.March.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. OPEN FAMILY SWIM NIGHT. Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 5626860. $2. REV TOR PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

S a t u rd r da y . M a r c h . 1 9 . 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 Corry Lowden and cuer Mo Wall. 561-7167 or 4922057. PROFESSOR CHAOS PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

S u n d a y . M a rc r ch . 2 0 . 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.

W e d n e s d a y . M a rrcc h . 1 6 . M o n d a y . M a r c h . 2 1 . OPEN MIKE NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN.

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SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council

of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

Tuesday.March.22. RSVP PERFORMS. Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, 5139 N. Catherine St., 11 a.m.

Wednesday.March.23. OPEN MIKE NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 9 p.m.563-2222. “THE CONSTANT GARDENER.” Yokum Room 200, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7 p.m. 564-5410. “ROAD TO GUANTANAMO.” Yokum Room 205, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7 p.m. 581-564-4291.

Thursday.March.24. BOOKMOBILE STOP. 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. TEENS AND TWEENS LIBRARY CLUB. Plattsburgh Public Library Auditorium, 19 Oak St., 3-4:30 p.m. 563-0921 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 BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY KOLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200. TRINITY PARK RADIO PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

Friday.March.25. 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. TURBINE PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

S a t ur u rd a y . M a r c h . 2 6 . ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. IS PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.

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March 5 - 11, 2011


Prayers answered for church thrift store By Jeremiah S. Papineau

Fast facts

said Woods. The move was one that more than doubled the amount of usable space for the store, she said, and, through the work of a dedicated group of volunteers, the six-room house was completely refurbished to make room for the store. “We had to strip the floors and paint. We put insulation in the back sorting room — all kinds of things. It needed a lot of work,” said Woods. “It still has more to do. Every day, somebody’s doing something there.” The move itself took only one day, said Woods, with the store’s inventory, racks and other items easily transported across the street. “It’s given us so much more space,” she said. “It’s made it much easier for the volunteers to do their work.” The added benefit has been room for a washer and dryer to help clean the clothes before they’re sold,

PERU — The St. Vincent According to Woods, the de Paul Thrift Store has a St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store has served more than new location — and it’s one 3,950 customers and colnot far from its old one. lected more than $16,400 in The thrift store — which monetary donations over has been in operation for the last 12 months. The more than 30 years in a monetary donations are enbuilding adjacent to the St. trusted to the Rev. Alan Augustine’s Church on Shnob, who oversees the Main Street — has moved charitable fund account across the street next to the used to defray the stores church’s parish center operating costs and for adgrounds where the St. Auditional assistance to famigustine’s annual Applefest lies in need. is traditionally held. The good works of the St. Thrift store coordinator Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Jane Woods said the ever-inare possible “because of creasing number of custhe overwhelming charitatomers served by the store ble offerings from the comcombined with the very limmunity and the small group ited display and storage of dedicated volunteers” space in the original store who serve the store’s miswas what prompted the sion to help others, said move. Woods. “We really needed to have something bigger and better,” said Woods. added Woods. The sale of the building from owner An“In the other facility, we had nothing to drew R. Garcia of Grass Valley, Calif., to the do that with,” she said. “So, our volunteers church was made official Feb. 18, though the would bring them home to wash them and move, initially took place in mid-January,

Death Notices

Chilton Coscia, 88, passed away Feb. 18, 2011. Services will be in private at a later date.

Brian P. LaCroix, 46

Edith J. Beardsley, 80

DANNEMORA — Brian Paul LaCroix, 46, passed away Feb. 16, 2011. Funeral services were Feb. 21 at St. Joseph’s Church, Dannemora. Burial will be at the parish cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with Heald Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

AU SABLE FORKS — Edith Jean Beardsley, 80, passed away Feb. 19, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at the United Methodist Church, Au Sable Forks. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Au Sable Forks in the spring. ZaumetzerSprague Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, is in charge of arrangements.

Herman E. Hendrie Sr., 67 PERU — Herman E. Hendrie Sr., 67, passed away Feb. 17, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 20 at Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was also in charge of arrangements.

Dale F. Lahue, 72 KEESEVILLE — Dale Frederick Lahue, 72, Keeseville, passed away Feb. 18, 2011. Funeral services were held March 1 at Keeseville United Methodist Church, Keeseville. Burial will be in Au Sable Chasm Cemetery in the spring. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary C. Coscia, 88 MONROE,



Patricia A. Raudenbush, 69 PLATTSBURGH — Patricia A. Raudenbush, 69, passed away Feb. 19, 2011. Burial will be at a later date in St. Peter ’s Cemetery, Plattsburgh. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, is in charge of arrangements.

2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 St. Mary’s Church, Champlain. Interment will be at a later date in a private family cemetery. M.B. Clark Funeral Home, Champlain, is in charge of arrangements.

Louis Mary Sr., 77 PLATTSBURGH — Louis Mary Sr., 77, passed away Feb. 20, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was also in charge of arrangements.

James P. Farrell, 44 MOOERS FORKS — James Patrick Farrell, 44, passed away Feb. 21, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at Ross Funeral Home, Mooers, which was in charge of arrangements.

Lester D. Carter, 69

ELIZABETHTOWN — Walter Franklin Stanley, 91, passed away Feb. 20, 2011. There were no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

CHATEAUGAY — Lester David Carter, 69, passed away Feb. 22, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at Chateaugay Funeral Home, Chateaugay, which was in charge of arrangements.

Leo G. Richard, 70

Horace E. Trombley, 78

CHAMPLAIN — Leo G. “Cat” Richard, 70, passed away Feb. 20,

ELLENBURG CENTER — Horace E. Trombley, 78, passed away

Walter F. Stanley, 91

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Customers browse through racks of clothing in the new Main Street location for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. The store moved across the street from its former location, where it was housed for more than 30 years. Photos by Jeremiah S. Papineau

bring them back.” Those volunteers are what has made the thrift store a success in general for the past three decades and what will make it a success for years to come in the new location, said Woods. “As with any task, the more hands we have to do the work, the better the operation will be,” said Woods, who added volunteers are always needed. “We are hopeful these vast improvements in the new store will attract many more volunteers, both women and men.”

Feb. 22, 2011. Funeral services will be held in the spring. Chateaugay Funeral Home, Chateaugay, is in charge of arrangements.

Tylor S. McGuinness, 19 CROWN POINT — Tylor S. McGuinness, 19, passed away Feb. 23, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 26, at Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry, which was in charge of arrangements.

Viola M. Whitbeck, 90 PLATTSBURGH — Viola M. Whitbeck, 90, formerly of Glenville, passed away Feb. 23, 2011. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at a later date in Schenectady Memorial Park. M.B. Clark Funeral Home, Champlain, is in charge of arrangements.

Anna G. Van Heuverzwyn, 94 PLATTSBURGH — Anna G. Van Heuverzwyn, 94, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 28 at St. Peter ’s Church, Plattsburgh. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

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Those interested in volunteering, making donations or more information about the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store may contact Woods at 834-5324. The store — located at 3028 Main St. — is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday though Friday; 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday; and additionally from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings. ON THE COVER: The exterior of the new location for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 3028 Main St. in downtown Peru.

Philip A. McLeod Jr., 87 CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philip Armon McLeod Jr., 87, formerly of Plattsburgh, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, is in charge of arrangements.

Clara A. Neiman, 72 PLATTSBURGH — Clara A. “Pee Wee” Neiman, 72, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 28 at Our Lady of Victory Church, Plattsburgh. Interment will be in St. Peter ’s Cemetery at a later date. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Everett J. Kelley, 78 AU SABLE FORKS — Everett J. Kelley, 78, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 24, at 11 a.m. at the Holy Name Cemetery, Au Sable Forks. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, is in charge of arrangements.

Brandy L. Ouellette, 32 PLATTSBURGH — Brandy L. Ouellette, 32, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services were

held Feb. 28 at the First Assembly of God Church, Plattsburgh. Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary C. Garrow, 77 DANNEMORA — Mary C. Garrow, 77, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 27 at Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Cadyville Protestant Cemetery in the spring.

Riley J. Knight, 11 TICONDEROGA — Riley James Louis Knight, 11, passed away Feb. 24, 2011. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, Ticonderoga, which was in charge of arrangements. Interment will take place in the spring at the family plot of the Valley View Cemetery, Ticonderoga.

Clifford A. Miller, 76 PLATTSBURGH — Clifford A. Miller, 76, passed away Feb. 25, 2011. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

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ESSEX COUNTY announces two vacancies for Registered Professional Nurses At Essex County Horace Nye Home. Both Positions are Full Time and offer Excellent Benefits! For applications contact Essex County Personnel, 7551 Court Street, PO Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3360 or at LICENSED PRACTICAL Nurse part-time position 20/hours/week. Member of Clinical team responsible for care of High Peaks Hospice patients. Per diem positions also available. Minimum qualifications: LPN licensed in NY, 2 yrs exp. w/hospice or home care nursing. Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: HPHPC PO Box 840 Saranac Lake NY 12983. Deadline March 15th. RN for referral management at Tri-Lakes office located in Saranac Lake. Member of Clinical team responsible for High Peaks Hospice patient referrals and intake.

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T TH HOME & LIFESTYLE EXPO Here are the current exhibitors: -Adirondack Hardware Co Inc -Aird Dorrance -APC Renovations -Bath Fitter -Bayside Chimney Service -Besaw Builders -Bobcat of Plattsburgh -Boy Scouts -Bronson Johnson Seamless Gutters -Cabinet Gallery -Champage Window & Siding Contractor -Champlain Valley Electric Supply Co -Chazy Hardware Inc -Choice Custom Homes LLC -Continental Bulb Recyclers -Crawford Door & Window Sales -Culligan Water Technologies -Curtis Lumber -CV Tech -Donald Duley & Associates -Durocher Auto Sales -Early Riser LLC -Fire Prevention -Girl Scouts -Glens Falls National Bank -Granite Mountain Stone Design/ Cold Spring Granite -Graymont Materials -Greenway Energy Solutions, Inc

-Habitat for Humanity -Heat Wave Stoves & Fireplaces, Inc -Hemingway Homes -Hilltop Custom Landscape & Design -Hulbert Brothers -JB’s Pet & Security Screens -Lake Champlain Pools -Lowes -Mr Modular Inc -NBT Bank -North Country Garage Doors Inc -Northeast Irrigation & Landscape LLC -Northeast Log Homes -NYSBA Research & Education Foundation -NYSERDA -Otter Creek Awnings -Plattsburgh Housing Outlet -Plattsburgh Wholesale Homes -POD Studios -R&R Greenheat -RC Construction -Roto Rooter/P.M. Leary, LLC -Taylor Rental -The Sherwin-Williams Company -Ward Lumber -Wilson Appliance -Windows & Doors by Brownell -Woltner-Summit Contracting, LLC


COMING UP NEXT WEEKEND, MARCH 12 & 13 AT THE CRETE CENTER IN PLATTSBURGH. Booth prices start at $225 for ABA members and $425 for Non Members. If you have not already reserved a booth or if you know someone who may be interested, please contact us ASAP. You can fill out the online form by going to the link below:



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