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Plattsburgh State professor overseas during earthquake Eastwood recalls experience of ‘controlled chaos’

By Jeremiah S. P apineau

the roof of one of the palace buildings fell of f, but the tile is very old, so I didn’t think that things were as bad as they were.” “I think this is part of the r eason I didn’t TOKYO — When an 8.9 magnitude earthrealize how much damage the quake had quake s truck the island na tion of Japan, it caused in other areas,” she added. was an experience Dr. Lauren Eastwood will There was no warning for the event, as far never forget. as Eastwood could tell. Eastwood, an assistant professor of sociol“I didn’t hear any sirens or anything until ogy at the State University of New York at after the quake,” she said, adding the city’s Plattsburgh, was visiting Tokyo with a friend earthquake warning system, ir onically, was when the earthquake being tested at the airport ripped thr ough the coun“People were tr ying when she arrived two days betry March 11. The two were fore the quake. to use cell phones, but touring the Imperial “So, I had thought about the Palace when the solid they weren’t working.” possibility of an earthquake — ground turned into someDr. Lauren Eastwood but mostly in passing,” she thing that felt “like being said SUNY Plattsburgh Professor on a ship in rough waters.” Though a cataclysmic event The experience of the that has resulted in a death toll earthquake itself was one in the thousands, the r eaction that caused a mixture of shock and awe, East- of the general public during the quake wher e wood said. Eastwood was visiting was one of “con“[It was] truly amazing and frightening to trolled chaos,” she said. feel as though the gr ound is completely un“The Japanese society is very disciplined dulating underneath you to the extent that it and orderly, which absolutely helps in situais dif ficult to stand,” she said. “Luckily we tions such as this,” Eastwood said, adding it were out in the open, but the office buildings was “ very c lear” p eople h ad b een t rained were visibly swaying.” how to respond to an earthquake. “The highThat particular area of Tokyo had experirise office buildings were evacuated very enced much building construction in the last quickly — even before the second quake hit.” 30 years, Eastwood said, r esulting in buildMost people Eastwood saw had disaster ings being up to code r egarding earthquake kit backpacks that contained har d hats and safety. appeared to be going to specified meeting “There was very little str uctural damage places. where I was,” Eastwood said. “A portion of “My friend and I didn’t know exactly what

was going on, so we began to walk since the public transportation was shut down completely,” Eastwood said. “People were trying to use cell phones, but they weren’t working. Also, the public phones were down as well.” In a city of 14 million people, where most rely on public transportation, the lack of trains made things “very complicated” with millions ending up walking home from work, she said. “I walked about 30 kilometers,” said Eastwood, who headed fr om Imperial Palace to Kichijoji, the suburb of Tokyo where she was staying. “It took me almost seven hours — and I was not alone ... It was mor e crowded than I could ever imagine, and at one point I Dr. Lauren Eastwood, an assistant professor of sociology at the Stat e was being moved along by the cr owd with- University of New York at Plattsburgh, in a photograph taken at Tokyo’s out the capacity to change my dire ction even Imperial Palace before the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the if I had wanted to. That was a little frighten- island nation of Japan March 11. ing.” Photos provided by Dr. Lauren Eastwood When Eastwood got back to wher e she was staying, it was then she first saw the r esulting damage reported on the news. Though Eastwood was expected to be back in the U.S. by the time this newspaper went to print, before she left, she shared the event was “a frightening experience” but she was “very impressed with how well prepared the Japanese are for this sort of disaster.” “It is clear that the magnitude of the quake was extreme, and there was significant damage that is still unfolding,” she said. “However, there would have been much more devastation if people hadn’t been so well pr e- This photo shows some of the more minor damage caused during the pared.”

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Center Stage brings big city dance moves to town

By Jeremiah S. P apineau

PLATTSBURGH — Heather V an Arsdel wanted to be a dancer for as long as she can remember. “My mother was a pr ofessional dancer,” r ecalled Van Arsdel. “She danced with the Jof frey Ballet and was even on stage with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall back in the 1950s. She ended up owning a dance studio where I grew up in Titusville, Fla., so I grew up in the dance studio.” Van Arsdel carried a love for dancing t hroughout he r c hildhood a nd took her passion one step further when she attended the New W orld School of the Arts in Miami, Fla. After two years there, Van Arsdel traveled to New York City, carrying with her a dr eam of being a Br oadway dancer. However , that dr eam changed one day. “I ended up going to a Knicks game, saw the dancers and said, ‘Forget Broadway. I want to be a Knicks City Dancer,’” she recalled. Van Arsdel’s talent and determination landed her a spot on the dance team despite trying out being “the hardest, most intimidating audition” of her life. She stayed with the team for six years and, during that time,

Dance instructor Heather Van Arsdel, owner of Center Stage, works with a student during a recent class. Van Arsdel’s new business is located at 15 Weed St., Plattsburgh. Photos by Jeremiah S. Papineau

witnessed the birth of the Knicks City Kids, a dance team for youths, which she still oversees to this day , traveling n early ev ery w eekend t o the city to coach. “We’re looked upon as one of the premiere kids dance gr oups,” said Van Arsdel. Since coming to the North Country about five years ago, Van Arsdel has wanted to start her own studio, offering classes that would help fill a need she saw in the area.

“I tried to take dance classes her e and I r eally couldn’t find anything that fit me, with my experience and something that I might be interested in doing,” said V an Arsdel. “I just saw that there was like a hole in the arts in general here. Not that it doesn’t exist here, I just felt like there was a lot of room for more.” So, V an Arsdel opened “Center Stage,” a dance studio of fering hiphop, jazz, zumba and other styles of dance and fitness that helped fill the

need she saw . Since opening earlier this month, Van Arsdel said she’s already received a great amount of interest in her classes — taught with the help of instr uctors Ashley Thompson and Molly Butts. “My adult hip-hop class is taking off especially,” said V an Arsdel. “I find a lot of adults want to dance or always secr etly wanted to dance. And, what’s great is everyone in the class is pretty much at the same level, everyone’s a beginner.” Van Arsdel has also been able to help shar e her expertise with kids through classes geared at their level. “These classes ar e about building confidence, and the teaching kids how to dance in a fun, creative environment,” she said. “When some kids try something out and the y’re not fantastic at it, they feel bad. That’s the worst thing in the world. You should never feel bad about yourself. And, here, they won’t.” Regardless if you’r e a kid or an adult, Van Arsdel said she still challenges her students. “My classes aren’t easy, and I think that’s also why I’ve had such a good response her e,” she said. “Dancing for the Knicks was not easy . It was hard work, but I loved it. And, like I tell my Knicks City Kids, this is the toughest job you’ll ever love.”

Eleven-year-old Leila Djerdjour of Plattsburgh, one of the students taking Van Arsdel’s classes, agreed. “My friend got me inter ested in [hip-hop dance] so I joined the class,” said Djer djour. “It’s r eally fun. I like it. I like the dance moves she shows us. She’s re ally energetic.” “I wasn’t sure about joining when my mom told me about it,” said 10year-old Dominick Bor deau, also of Plattsburgh. “I play a bunch of other sports and I don’t think anybody would think I would do this because I’m a boy. But, I think it will help me be more agile and tougher.” The most important thing any new student should do, said Van Arsdel, is to give themselves time to learn. “You should always try it out and always give yourself mor e than one week and one class,” she said. “Our motto i s ‘ any ag e, a ny l evel.’ We’ll teach you how to dance.” Center Stage is located at 15 Weed St. and can be reached by calling 5366093 or 1-917-887-8528. Mor e information, including schedules and pricing, can be found on-line at ON THE C OVER: C enter Stage o wner Heather Van Arsdel, center, with fellow instructors Ashley Thompson, left, and Molly Butts.

“I didn’t count on leaving SUNY without a degree.” “No one told me that SUNY budget cuts would mean I couldn’t afford to stay in college. I didn’t plan on it taking five or six years to graduate.

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“But with larger class sizes, fewer professors and canceled courses, that’s exactly what’s happening. And it isn’t just me. SUNY is maxed out.”

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ights … camera ... action. As of April 1, New York state will give its citizens the right to r ecord open meetings with a variety of media. As part of Sunshine Week — celebrated the third week of March (March 13-19, 2011) each year to r emind r esidents about their rights under the Open Government Laws — we are excited to have some actual news to report about those laws, rather than simply hitting readers over the head with the same old line about “Your Right to Know.” Yet, here we go again. It’s our duty to remind citizens that they are guaranteed certain rights under the Fr eedom of Information, Open Meetings and Personal Privacy Protection Laws. And ther e is a gr oup under the New York State Department of State — the Committee on Open Government — responsible for overseeing those laws and advising r esidents about them. During his tenure, the Committee’s executive director, Robert Freeman, has become a best friend to news organizations looking for fr eedom of information o pinions, w hich a re l isted o n the Web site: The Committee reminds us that in March

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2010, state lawmakers passed legislation during Sunshine Week amending the Open Meetings Law to allow people to photograph and record these meetings: “In short, the courts have determined that anyone may record open meetings, so long as use of a r ecording device is not disr uptive or obtrusive. Those bodies will be statutorily required to allow meetings to be photographed, broadcast, Webcast or otherwise recorded and/or transmitted by audio or video means. The new pr ovision also states that public bodies may adopt reasonable rules governing the use of cameras and recording devices during open meetings, in which case such rules must be written, conspicuously posted, and provided to those in attendance upon request.” To help government bodies with this amendment, the Committee on Open Government has pr epared model r ules r egarding the photographing, r ecording and broadcasting of public meetings. These suggested rules, which are available on the Web site, may be modified and adopted by public bodies. This law takes effect April 1.

State Webcasts New York state agencies ar e alr eady r equired to W ebcast their open meetings so citizens can watch from the comfort of their homes or workplaces.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer signed the Executive O rder i n M arch 2 007. H is r eason: most New Yorkers can’t make the meetings, and the technology exists, so let’s just do it. And while we feel it was an unr easonably expensive unfunded mandate for agencies, especially smaller ones like the Adirondack Park Agency, those Webcast meetings have provided extraor dinary access to our state government like never before. For example, we can watch an APA meeting live on the APA W eb site ( The Agency doesn’t have to broadcast it live — so long as they broadcast it over the Internet within a r easonable amount of time after the meeting — but they show it live anyway, as a courtesy and a public service because not everyone from around the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park can make it to Ray Brook to attend the monthly meetings. Many times, the meet-

ings include time-sensitive decisions, and taxpayers can watch their government at work as the issues unfold. And if they can’t watch live, they can log on to the APA Web site and see the prerecorded meetings, bookmarked by agenda item. We give the APA staf f high marks for meeting this mandate and exceeding expectations. People can even see the PowerPoint presentations of staf f and guests. W e encourage you to watch these Webcast videos or listen to the audio versions (MP3). After all, it’s your right to know.

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What can you do to help Relay for Life?

Four years ago, a gr oup of students started a movement on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus called Relay for Life. Over the course of this time, they have raised over $138,500, and it has inspired a new campus tradition and, most of all, supported the fight against cancer. Having the privilege of serving as the gro up’s campus advisor the last couple of years, I have tried to add to the spirit of the evening. Last year, the group set a goal of $45,000. I told them if they r eached it I would once again step up to the plate to take on a student challenge. That challenge was dancing with Plattsburgh State’s Car dinalette Kickline. To no surprise they surpassed this goal raising $47K! You can find me dancing with them here: This year, our campus will hold our 5thAnnual Relay for Life with the goal of raising $55,555! We are still working on Cashman’s challenge, but I promise you that if the group hit the goal it will be just as fun as last year! Last year, so many of my family and friends helped me recognize this amazing group of students by making a donation. More importantly, we came together to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back. I have witnessed family and friends battle with this horrible disease. I know you have, too. I realize everyone is tight for money right now . But I am asking you to join me by making small sacrifice. Each of us has something in our daily or weekly lives that could give-up just once that together will add up to a lot. * Could you go without that morning cup of cof fee from Dunkin

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Dodge has the books you need Yippy! Summer is almost here. I haven’t heard the geese yet, but I know they’re on their way. Thank goodness. We had a lot of snow, and that was great for skiers and winter enthusiast. Those of us that are not as graceful in the winter may have put on a pound or two. Those robust pots of stew will do it. Now we have to start concentrating on getting in shape to get our home and gar dens in shape. Have you heard of Timothy Ferriss’s new book, “The 4-Hour Body”? It’s an incredible book. It truly will change your life. Come check it out at The Dodge Library. See LETTERS, continued on page 7

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Growth grant. Hamlets 3 concluded we should gr ow inside our community, not outside, and r euse historic str uctures. We should also extend our town park to the edge of Stewart’s by eliminating the town lane currently in place and plant mor e tr ees along Court St. since “pedestrians are reluctant to stroll along the street after working hours.” I couldn’t believe the taxpayers of New York state, who happen to be br oke, paid $250,000 for this bit of wisdom and for the third time. I opposed the Smart Growth grant because I believe our state must curb its spending and I viewed the Hamlets 3 as a colossal waste of money. I just didn’t have the heart to add another $40,000+ to the tab even if it would help update our existing town comprehensive plan. Councilman Ken Fenimore Elizabethtown

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Some thoughts on the ACR pr oject and the pending adjudicatory hearing. The activities of the last few years r egarding the project call to mind that analogy of a heavy weight prize fight. Befor e the main event, both sides engage in a form of psychological warfar e that attempts to enhance one’s r eputation and goals and diminish the other guy’s.You’ve all seen the pictur es of the contestants Linda Dupee staring and glaring in attempt to rattle Director, Dodge Library their opponent. These actions have been ongoing here as West Chazy the pr oject is pursued, thr ough the various forms of media, letters to the editor , Facebook, Twitter, newspaper ads, whatever works. All parties have attempted to In recent weeks Margaret Bartley has provided an insert to the Valley News which has establish their positions. Sometimes extreme, sometimes rational, sometimes been labeled as an Elizabethtown T own Board Meeting Summary. Each one has con- questionable, sometimes laughable. In a prize fight, ther e is a winner and a tained several inaccuracies or misr epresentations of what actually occurred. She notes loser and here ends my analogy. In the adthe summary is based on her notes and that judicatory hearing ther e will not be an outright winner or loser . Thr ough the the actual minutes are available in the Town process of pr esenting factual evidence Hall. I need to correct her summary regardsubject to examination by other parties, ing the Town Board meeting on Feb. 15 and the result can and should be a win all for tell you what actually occurred under Planall concerned, that is an improved project ning and Zoning. The DVD of the meeting for the developer, the community, and the makes it clear. broader concerns of the Adirondack Park. The issue on the table was an application for a $40,000 “Smart Growth“ grant from the A process that will bring all parties closer DEC towar ds community planning. If r e- to the ideal of a balance between economic and environmental concerns. ceived the grant would pr obably r equire a A balance that can only be achieved by $10,000 matching fund from the town which the active, informed participation of all might be cash and/or in-kind service. parties, r esulting in a transcript that will Margaret reported, “he felt that pr evious be used by the ultimate decision makers, planning had not been followed nor was it useful,“ and “that spending money on plan- the Commissioners of the APA. No doubt this can be a fr ustrating ning was a waste of taxpayer money” and process at times and the r esulting tranthat I was opposed to the grant for thoseear script can be a challenging r ead, but the sons. Neither is tr ue r egarding our local planning. I did, however, make similar com- outcome is certainly worth the effort. I’m betting on the outcome and not the ments regarding a study called “Hamlets 3” which occurred during 2010 and cost the tax- outrage. payers a quarter of a million dollars. HamJim Frenette Sr. lets 3 was the thir d study of its kind dating Tupper Lake back to the 1980s and led to the Smart

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a national obsession and an keep hearing our elected all-consuming focus. officials fr om Pr esident It is har d to imagine our Obama to Sen. Schumer people coming together in this and many others in between fashion today . Per haps the calling for an “Adult Conversa“greatest generation” was tion” about the most serious isnaïve, yet, from the stories I’ve sues facing our nation. One been told by my par ents and would assume we had been grandparents, ther e was a electing serious people to do an sense of happiness and satisimportant job in leading our nafaction of accomplishment in tion, but we must conclude that, Dan Alexander the midst of all the sacrifices by their own admission, they Thoughts from having only been “fooling and loss of loved ones. The Behind the Pressline around” in a childish/immacommon goal and har dship ture manner for some time now, forged a strong America capawaiting for the electorate to step up and say ble of accomplishing anything. enough is enough. The sacrifices by those who came before us It’s sad to think of all the lost time and opwere always done to lighten the load on futur e portunities wasted while they pretended to be generations. Is the strong America our parents conducting affairs of the state. We now realize and grandparents handed over to our generathat many were just out for a good time. tions an America that we can feel equally conA good friend of mine, who is now r etired fident about handing over to our children? Or in Colorado, recently told me a story about a have gotten so soft and so self-consumed that high ranking New York state of ficial who we simply won’t sacrifice our lifestyle for the questioned why residents allowed the state to benefit of those who will come after us? be controlled by three individuals. He and his When best and brightest among us can’t fellow elected officials continued to be amazed work together in an adult fashion to solve the at what they were allowed to “get away with” internal domestic issues of the day, one has to in Albany. wonder if we ar en’t better served right now I can’t help but wonder if we ar e willing to getting young high schools kids fr om the Modsacrifice some of our luxuries for futur e genel UN pr ogram to addr ess these issues and erations the way pr evious American generafind the common ground solutions we’ve been tions did for our benefit? unwilling to undertake. I was reading recently some information reThese ar e strange times. The clock keeps garding the nation’s efforts during World War ticking, the r hetoric keeps gr owing, and that II. Clearly, it was an all-out, shar ed national once-strong sense of shar ed sacrifice seems a approach. Everybody did their part, including distant memory to the ever-dwindling number serious rationing of gasoline and food supof Americans who lived through that era and plies that were saved from domestic consump- sacrificed so much. tion to aid the war effort for the troops. Things We have to be honest with ourselves. W ill like r ubber pr oducts, metal, glass, ir on, and the America we leave our children be a better even women’s nylons stockings were recycled America than our parents left to us, or have we for the manufacturing machine. The Great De- squandered the gr eat advantage we once enpression generation was saving money and joyed out of self indulgence and uncompr opurchasing war bonds. Americans went to mising political positions? I think the next few work on the pr oduction lines — especially years will be pivotal in answering those queswomen who enter ed traditional male manutions. While nearly all Americans would opt facturing jobs — turning out equipment, ships, for the same goal, I wonder if we’ll allow the tanks and planes in record numbers, working method by which we r each that goal become seven days a week. Everybody was in the fight the unraveling of America. to win the war, and failure was not an option. Dan Alexander is publisher and owner of DenDespite the errors, setbacks and hardships, ton Publications. He may be reached at dan@denAmerica was determined to over come every obstacle that stood in their way . This became

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It’s time to prune those trees


love snow and winter , but ther e is no doubt that I am r eady for spring. I want to get out into the gar dens and get my hands dirty. But with the two feet of snow that arrived last week, getting my hands into the dirt will have to wait a bit longer. Fortunately, I can still get out and get some yar d work done. Now is the opportune time to pr une your trees and shrubs. The end of the dormant season is the best time to pr une. Pr uning during the dormant period minimizes sap loss and subsequent stress to the tree. It also minimizes the risk of fungus infection or insect infestation as both fungi and insects are likely to be in dormancy at the same time as the tr ee. Finally, in the case of deciduous trees, pr uning when the leaves ar e of f will give you a better idea of how your pr uning will affect the shape of the tree. Pruning a tree can help shape the tree into a beautiful specimen. Car e should be taken so that the tr ee can heal pr operly. Branches and stems ar e separated by a lip of tissue called a stem collar which gr ows out fr om the stem at the base of the branch. All pruning cuts should be made on the branch side of this stem collar . This allows the tr ee to heal more effectively after the prune. To pre-

vent tearing of the bark and stem wood, particularly in the case of lar ger branches, use the following procedure: Make a small wedge shaped cut on the underside of the branch just on the branch side of the stem collar. This will br eak the bark at that point and pr event a tear from running along the bark and stem tissue. Somewhat farther along the branch, starting at the top of the branch, cut all the way through the branch leaving a stub end. Finally, make a thir d cut parallel to and just on the branch side of the of the stem collar to reduce the length of the stub as much as possible. When pr uning make sur e that you never remove mor e than 25 per cent of the tr ee’s crown. Removing too much at one time can really stress the tree out. If you have specific questions about pruning, especially if you have a fruit tree that requires specific pruning, contact your local cooperative extension office for advice. Anne Lenox Barlow has had experience in the agricultural field as a horticulture educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County. She can be reached by e-mail at

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Spring cleaning: your pantry


ith spring time quickly approaching, spring cleaning is on the minds of many. Typically one may think of spring cleaning as: Cleaning the house, cleaning out the garage, cleaning out the closet etc. What if you took another appr oach to spring cleaning? Let’s start in the kitchen. Clean out the fridge, pantry , shelves, etc. Get rid of the processed food and junk. If it’s not there, you won’t eat it, plain and simple. This is a perfect opportunity to start fresh. Box up everything pr ocessed and get it out of the house. Now what exactly is pr ocessed food? Basically, processed food is anything that was made in a plant and boxed up for sale. T ry to think of wher e you food is coming fr om. If you can not pictur e it in its raw state, chances are, it is not r eal food. It is “food” pretending to be food. This may be a har d concept for some to grasp, but it’s tr ue. Real food = Fr uit, Vegetables, whole grains, beans, meat, eggs, nuts, seeds, and some oils. Those are the ingredients that should be in your meals, not some long crazy word you can not even pronounce, let alone know what it is or where it came from. Now let’s take a trip to the gr ocery store. When you walk in, stay to the outside of the

Sign-ups still being taken for ‘Spring Garden Day’ April 9 PLATTSBURGH — The Master Gardener volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension will be holding their annual Spring Gar den Day event Saturday, April 9, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Stafford Center at Clinton Community College, 136 Clinton Point Dr. The cost is $45. Price includes r efresh-

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aisles. Shop the perimeter of the store. This is wher e you will find fr esh items like, produce, fish, meats, and eggs. You may need to venture into the aisles to find your whole grains and beans so be pr epared. Have your grocery list ready to go with all your healthy choices and only get what you planned for. Being armed with a grocery list will help you save money as well by not picking up items your think you “have to have” but r eally don’t, a.k.a. “Junk”. Now that you ar e home to a nice “clean” kitchen, stock your shelves and fridge with your healthy eats. Make some healthy meals, and plan for leftovers so you will have some quick go to meals and snacks r eady to go during the week. Pr epare some healthy snacks as well so when you’re on the run you have something healthy that you can grab and go. Notice how much better you start to feel when you ar e fueling your body with real foods. Your body will thank you with more energy and motivation to live your life to its fullest potential. Here’s to your health! Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exer cise Specialist offering private personal training, classes, and weight management programs. She can be reached at 605-3549 or

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tticus is a large, male terrier mix about 4 years old who came in as a stray. He is a beautiful dog who seems very well behaved. Atticus likes to play and romp in the dog yar d. He is a terrific dog and would be perfect for an active companion.Atticus is neutered and up to date on his vaccines. Cadence is a young female collie chow mix with expressive golden eyes. She is a sweetheart of a dog and will be a great family companion. Plan a trip to the shelter to meet this beautiful, energetic lady! Cadence is spayed and up to date on her vaccines.

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Lifeguard training begins Monday PLATTSBURGH — The Department of Sport and Wellness at the State University of New York at Plattsbur gh will of fer a noncredit lifeguar d training course beginning Monday, March 23. The class will meet 7 to 10 p.m. W ednesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays thr ough May 11. The first class will include a pre -swim test. No classes are scheduled April 17-24. The cost of the course is $175, which includes American R ed C ross f ees a nd c lass materials. For more information, e-mail Leith Bardon at

Blood drives scheduled locally PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center has announced upcoming blood drives within Clinton County in the next week. Drives will be held fro m 12 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Mar ch 24, at Jef fords Steel, 4398 State Route 22, and 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Clinton Community College, 136 Clinton Point Dr. Walk-ins are welcome at all locations. For mor e information, contact the North Country Regional Blood Donor Center, located at 85 Plaza Blvd., Plattsbur gh, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 562-7406.

Women’s wellness series ‘In Full Bloom’

Workshops, day of rejuvenation at Westside Ballroom this Saturday

By Jeremiah S. P apineau

body and mind,” Haley said. “W omen who come to this event can expect to have a fun morning, a good laugh, and get gr eat advice on how to improve your life.” PLATTSBURGH — The Foundation of In Full Bloom — which will take place CVPH Medical Center and the Advocacy this Saturday, March 19, at West Side Balland Resource Center Foundation ar e getting together for “In Full Bloom,” a brand- room, 295 New York Road — will featur e physical therapy assistant Cheryl Gardner new event focusing on women’s wellness with the CVPH Rehabilitation Departand rejuvenation. ment, presenting “Tai Chi;” Dr. Joe Odna“We wanted to do something for ha of Plattsburgh Family Chiropractic prewomen, giving them a break from the winsenting “Str ess and Balance;” P .O.D. Stuter blues and reminding them to take time dio owner Joshua Kretser presenting “Deto care for themselves,” said Kerry R. Ha- signs for the Times” and Karen Case, cerley, executive dir ector of the Foundation tified nurse midwife Kar en Case with of CVPH. Planned Pa renthood, p resenting “ What’s The event, Haley said, will “give women Driving Miss Daisy?” an opportunity to rejuvenate themselves” “We have terrific local speakers for the by of fering them workshops on a variety breakout sessions ... I think it will be hard of topics such as coping with stress, tips for people to choose between topics,” Haon interior design, and even martial arts. ley said. “Ther e is something for every“The idea is to take a morning for your- one.” The five-hour event will begin with sesself and do something h ealthy f or you r

sions at 9 a.m. During lunch, keynote speaker Johnna MacDougal, will pr esent her speech, “Laughing MATTERS,” a look at how humor and laughter can be incorporated into a daily mindful practice. “We have seen a huge success with our Girls Night Out event in October and we all need a time to have a good healthy laugh,” Haley said. “W e wanted to try to deliver that more than once a year and our keynote speaker , Johnna, will deliver that.” The $20 cost of admission includes the cost of workshops, lunch, and a complimentary massage. An exhibit featuring local vendors will be open through the conclusion of the event at 2 p.m. For more information or registration forms, call 562-7168 or contact Lisa LaFountain at llafountain@ More information is also available on-line at www or

‘Day of Caring’ to help FitzPatrick Cancer Center

By Jeremiah S. P apineau

one-mile run and 5-kilometer run/walk at the PARC Oval. The one-mile race will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 5-kilometer race following at 9:15 a.m. PLATTSBURGH — Ther e’s a new event The next event to be held will be a Zumbatslated to benefit the CVPH FitzPatrick Cancer Center, and it’s one Patricia Diman is very hon at the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department, 52 U.S. Oval, beginning with re gisexcited about. CancerBgone — a local organization aimed tration at 10 a.m. The Zumbathon — aimed at helping lessen the suffering of those in the toward adults – will start at 1 1 a.m. Four liNorth Country affected by cancer — will host censed ZumbAtomic instr uctors will host a special pr ogram for childr en ages 5-12, also “A Day of Caring” Satur day, Mar ch 26, starting at 11. throughout the city of Plattsbur gh. Diman, Master David Boise of V illari’s will then who founded CancerBgone last fall in memhost an all-ages karate demonstration and ory of her uncle Seamus Loughr ey, said the class fr om 12 to 1 p.m. in the r ecreation deday will consist of several family-oriented partment’s community room. events. “This makes for a wonderful and fun expe“We want this to be an amazing day of family events to benefit a wonderful cause,” said rience for both adults and children,” said Dithe Peru woman. “We also found it extreme- man. During that time, a skate-a-thon will be ly important to incorporate events that would held at the Ameri-Can North Sports Center , allow children to be involved and to see the 90 Sharron Ave., beginning with registration importance of helping the community.” The day will kick off with registration and at 12:30 p.m. The skate-a-thon will last until check-in at 7:30 a.m. for “Race the Base,” a 3:30 p.m. and feature music, activities, and a

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News of the Week Nova Bus gets new MTA contract PLATTSBURGH — MTA New York City Transit has placed an order for a test fleet of 90 buses to be assembled in Nova Bus’ Banker Road facility. The contract r equires Nova Bus to pr ovide the 40-foot Nova LFS vehicles in thr ee dif ferent configurations, to assess the various transmission and cooling technologies available. The buses ar e to be assembled and deliver ed during the first half of 2011.

Jailed man found with drugs PLATTSBURGH — Joseph Bushey III, 31, was r eportedly found to have been in possession of dr ugs while an inmate at Clinton County Jail. According to the Clinton County Sherif f's Department, deputies found more than one dozen pills, tobacco, marijuana and matches on Bushey during a sear ch March 12. Bushey was awaiting transfer to state prison after an unre lated conviction on drug charges. An investigation is being conducted into how Bushey came into possession of the contraband.

Suspicious odors result in building closure PLATTSBURGH — The Myers Fine Arts Building on the State University of New York at Plattsbur gh campus was closed Mar ch 14 after a r eport of fumes emitting fr om the building. The building was closed after an employee r eportedly smelled what he thought wer e ammonia fumes. It was determined the cause of the smell may have come from an insulation system for the building's hot-water lines. The building was expected to remain closed until repairs could be made.

McSweeney pleads not guilty to manslaughter PLATTSBURGH — Jesse McSweeney, 26, Mooers, has pleaded not guilty on charges in connection with the death of 24-year old Jeremiah Dalton, also of Mooers. McSweeney, who enter ed the plea in Clinton County Court March 11, was r ecently indicted on char ges of driving while ability impair ed, aggravated driving while intoxicated, DWI, third-degree assault, and speed not reasonable and prudent. The charges stem from an Oct. 10 crash in which authorities believe McSweeney was driving drunk after leaving a local bar. McSweeney is scheduled to reappear in court May 18. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

Fire consumes Kasey Drive home MOOERS FORKS — The home of Gre g and Melissa LaValley, 24 Kasey Drive, was destro yed by fire March 8. The blaze broke out at approximately 5:30 p.m. with firefighters from the Mooers, Champlain, Altona, Ellenburg Depot and Hemmingford, Quebec, fire departments responding. The couple’s garage was also destr oyed, resulting in the death of two dogs. No other injuries wer e r eported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Chazy Lake home destroyed CHAZY LAKE — The State Route 374 home of W ade Pecor and Carrie Dubray was lost to fire March 9. Firefighters from the Dannemora, Cadyville, Saranac, Ellenburg Depot, Ellenbur g Center, Lyon Mountain, and Altona fir e departments r esponded to the blaze. Despite a quick response, the two-story house was unable to be saved. The property was reportedly not insured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Regional News

North Country celebrates season of sugar By Keith Lobdell LAKE PLACID — They are working on improving the pr ocess of bringing maple syrup from the tap to the table, and over the next two weekends, they want you to take a look. Cornell University’s Uihlein For est Sugar Maple Resear ch and Extension Field Station is one of several pr oducers in the region who will be hosting an open house during the NewYork State Maple Weekends on Mar ch 19-20 and March 26-27. “There will be some dif ferent businesses and gr oups who we ar e working with for events over the weekends,” Michael Farr ell, Uihlein For est Director, said. “We have some amplethemed products and events and there will also be kids going around and collecting sap in buckets.” While visitors ar e gr eeted by two buckets as they enter onto the “sugarbush” at the Lake Placid site, the 200acre Uihlein Forest uses modern technology to bring the sap to them through a system of tubes and vacuums. Farrell said that the main goal of the site is to help find better and mor e efficient ways to pr oduce and harvest sap. “We do r esearch into all aspects of the maple industry,” Farrell said. “We look at sap collection methods, boiling, tree health, for est management and anything else that we can look at to help promote the industry.” During a guided tour March 11, Farrell also fired up the site’s new reverseosmosis boiler for the purposes of making maple syrup for the first time. During the maple weekends, visitors will have a guided tour of the entire syr up pr oduction pr ocess, beginning in the sugarbush, where the sap is

The sap was flowing at Cornell University’s Uihlein F orest Sugar M aple Research Field Station. collected, and ending in the sugarhouse where people can see, smell, and taste fr esh maple syr up being made. Visitors will also learn about ongoing research pr ojects and a variety of maple pr oducts will be available for sale in the gift shop. The sugar house can be r eached by calling 523-9337, thr ough e-mail at mlf36@, or by visiting the Web site, In Clinton County , Br ow’s Sugarhouse at 89 Sugarbush Dr . in W est Chazy will be offering free tours of the sugarhouse showing how maple products are made on both weekends. Wayne Brow, who has been working with maple sugar for 31 years, emphasized the importance of customer education.

“We want to educate the people about maple syr up, show them how it’s made, and let them know why it’s important,” explained Brow. “It’s a totally natural product. All we do is take water out of the sap,” he said. Contact them at 493-5683 or via email at At the Parker Family Maple Farm located at 1043 Slosson Road in W est Chazy, there will be a pancake br eakfast all four days of Maple W eekends, sponsored by the Northern Tier snowrunners. ther e will also be horsedrawn wagon rides, a small petting zoo and maple pr oduct demonstrations. The gift shop will be open with items like cotton candy, complimentary maple coffee and maple syrup. Patricia Parker , of Parker Family Maple Farm, is particularly excited about the old fashioned maple syr up demonstrations that will occur during Maple Weekend. ”This year we’re going to do something r eally dif ferent. We’re going to have maple syr up made the old fashioned way, with a cauldron, and wooden buckets,” said Parker. A fifth generation maple business owner, Parker noted the business is very much a family endeavor. “We take pride in [maple syrup production] — it’s not just a business, it’s a family history,” she said. “We’ve always done maple weekends — this is what we do,” added Parker. Contact them at 493-6761 or e-mail Admission to all Maple W eekend events is free. For more information on sites and events, visit www - Mary Weinstein contributed to this article.

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Dragway Day being planned in North Hudson By Fred Herbst NORTH HUDSON — Plans are now being formulated for the fourth annual North Hudson Classic Car Cruise In and Dragway Day May 7. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue thr ough mid afternoon. Cars will be on display at the North Hudson fir e house and town of fice parking ar ea, 3034 US Route 9, North Hudson. The event started in 2008 as a r eunion of participants and attendees

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at the North Hudson Dragway , which operated for several years until the late 1960s. Drivers br ought their cars to show and many people brought pictures of the race days as well as DVDs and cassettes to watch. The day was enjoyed by all and ther e wer e many r equests to have future events. The 2009 event saw even higher attendance and classic cars were included. Live music was pr ovided and r efreshments donated by local food establishments were provided. The 2010 event continued that theme with more cars on display.

That format will continue this year. There will be no entrance fees nor will any tr ophies be given. Memorabilia of the dragway is encouraged as people are still interested in the history and lore of the drag strip days. Anyone who has mementos from the Dragway days or a classic car to display is encouraged to participate. Anyone who would like to participate, volunteer, make a donation of any kind or has an idea for the event can contact Doug Bensen by e-mail at dpbensen@ or call April Bessey at 532-7877.

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NFI acquires Champlain-based business Job growth, not losses expected says official

By Jeremiah S. P apineau

CHAMPLAIN — World Warehouse and Distribution is under new ownership. NFI, a privately owned nationwide integrated supply chain solutions provider, has acquired the third-party logistics and war ehouse company headquartered in Champlain. The acquisition marks the 10th of its kind by NFI in the last 10 years. The deal will result in World Warehouse r emaining “a separate entity under the umbr ella of NFI’s W arehousing and Distribution division,” according to a press release from NFI, based in Cherry Hill, N.J. The acquisition will also add nearly one million additional squar e feet to the war ehouse and distribution space managed by NFI, bringing the total war ehouse space owned or managed by NFI to mor e than 19 million squar e

feet. NFI chief executive off icer Sidney R. Brown, in a pr epared statement, said acquiring World Warehouse is part of the company’s strategic plan “to increase our footprint in Canada.” “This transaction continues to build upon our previous acquisition of IPD Global – now NFI Canada – expanding our services cr oss bor der and within Canada,” Brown said. “By the end of 2011, NFI will operate over 1 million square feet of distribution space in four cities in Canada and manage close to $75 million in transport-related revenues.” “This acquisition expands NFI’s network of thir d party logistics and warehouse services, and further enhances our cr oss border capacity and capabilities,” Br own continued. “In turn, NFI pr ovides the W orld Warehouse customer base with access to a vast network of integrated logistics services and supply chain solutions.” “NFI’s reputation for excellent customer service, str ong management and years of proven success promise a

seamless transition for everyone,” World W arehouse pr esident Kevin O’Shea also stated in the release. “We look forward to being integrated into this power house company , and the ability to better service existing customers and grow our base.” There is no anticipated effect on the approximately 150 employees at the Champlain, Albany and Laval, Quebec facilities as a result of acquisition, stated O’Shea, who is expected to r etain his r ole as pr esident of W orld Warehouse. “I expect we will add to those numbers as we do plan on gr owing,” O’Shea stated when r eached for comment. According to its Web site, NFI pr ovides transportation, logistics, war ehousing, distribution, commercial real estate and development services and maintains 5,600 employees in the U.S. and Canada, more than 2,000 tractors, and mor e than 6,700 dry trailers and 500 refrigerated trailers. In 2010, NFI grossed appr oximately $900 million revenue.

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County approves hiring of third public defender By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Everyone said that it was not an easy decision. But in the end, the choice to add a thir d fulltime lawyer to the Essex County Public Defender ’s Office outweighed the concerns over adding a position during r ough budget times. “I don’t think that anyone her e is thrilled about adding a position to the payroll,” Elizabethtown supervisor Noel Merrihew said during the Mar ch 14 continuation of the Mar ch 8 county boar d meeting. “But I think that this is the best way to cover the added case load that is going through the office and we will not be held in the grey ar ea of assigned council.” “The case load, whether or not they have been dragging cases out, shows that there is a need for another person,” Moriah supervisor T om Scozzafava

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said. “The pr oof is ther e, can’t now.” all you have to do is the er Willsboro supervisor Ed search.” Hatch said that a new full“I don’t think that this is time position was not a popular choice, but to ig- needed with or without a nore this is wr ong and it state budget. would come back to bite us,” Wilmington super“I don’t think that this visor Randy Pr eston is a popular choice, but said. to ignore this is wr ong Two members of the board said that while and it would come back they might agr ee with to bite us.” the majority (1 1 superRandy Preston visors out of 14 in attendance voted for the resWilmington Town Supervisor olution), they said that now was not the time to add a position. “The town justices that I “I can’t support this at have talked to said that this time,” W estport suthere has not been a big inpervisor Dan Connell said. crease in their case loads, “I wish that this was com- but ther e has been a shift ing after we knew what in the types of cases they the state budget was going are dealing with,” Hatch to contain for sur e and said. “I think that Essex then we would have a bet- County has to take a seriter idea of what we had for ous look at part-time help, funding.” because for every dollar “If I had the time to look that we spend in salary, we at a final state budget and spend 50 cents mor e in see where this fit in, then I benefits.” could see myself supportHatch said that the jusing it,” Lewis supervisor tices he had talked with David Blades said. “But I agreed that the public de-

fender of fice has been a help to the county judicial system. “They feel that while the office does need help, another person in the of fice may not be the answer ,” Hatch said. Keene supervisor William Fer ebee asked Hatch how many justices he had talked to in the county, to which Hatch responded three. “I don’t know how you can have a feeling for the entire county by just talking to three,” Ferebee said. “That’s not a majority.” Hatch also asked county manager Daniel Palmer if he supported the r ecommendation to add the position. “I have a r esponsibility in this position and I have to do what I feel is right,” Palmer said. “Oh, yes, I support this.” “Okay,” Hatch r eplied. “So when you are up there later this year saying that we have to cut, cut, cut, I will remember this.”

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News of the Week Police charge two in alcohol sting LEWIS — Far ooq Ramzan, 27, Schr oon Lake, and Javeed A. Nazir, 17, Ticonderoga, illegally sold alcohol an 18-year-old during an underage drinking sting Mar ch 4, according to state police. State police, in conjunction with Essex County Stop DWI, conducted the sting among 12 ar ea businesses, with the two nabbed for the sale. Ramzan and Nazir both face misdemeanor char ges of first-degr ee unlawfully dealing with a child and prohibited sale of alcohol. Both were released on appearance tickets. It was not stated wher e the two men wer e employed at the time of the sting.

Severe flooding causes problems ALTONA — Sever e flooding last week r esulted in at least two families being forced to leave their homes. Crews from the Altona Volunteer Fire Department and Clinton County Emergency Services were dispatched to Terrien Road March 9 after an ice jam on the Gr eat Chazy River caused flooding that af fected two families who live on the dead-end road. The road was later closed temporarily until the flooding subsided.

Compost plant court decision appealed PLATTSBURGH — The town of Plattsbur gh has appealed a r ecent court decision that r esulted in Clinton County transferring property to the city which contains the former compost plant on Rugar Street. The plant was built on property owned by the county in 1986, using federal funding, though the structure belonged to the city. The plant ceased operation in 2004.

Texas Roadhouse plans OK’d PLATTSBURGH — The town of Plattsburgh planning board unanimously appr oved plans for T exas Roadhouse to build a 6,700-square-foot restaurant The restaurant — which will have seating for 220 people — is slated to be built on State Route 3 at the site of the former Rosebud Cr eamery site in fr ont of Ames Plaza. Construction is expected to start this summer and completed for a late fall opening.

Man busted for attempted drug sale to kid TUPPER LAKE — Charles J. Beaudette, age not pr ovided, was arr ested Mar ch 10 after allegedly trying to sell drugs to a student at L.P. Quinn Elementary School A state police investigation found Beaudette attempted to sell marijuana to a juvenile whose name was not released because of his age. Beaudette was arraigned in Town of Piercefield Court and released on probation. He is scheduled to return to court April 7.

After-school funding cut PLATTSBURGH — The 21st Century after-school program in the Plattsbur gh City School District will no longer receive funding beginning in June. The lack of funding, however , will not mean the end of the 21st Century Learning Center sites, accor ding to local officials. Pending the availability of any grants or the renewal of the 21st Century four- year grant funding, the district is expected to reapply. The Learning Center sites include BaileyAvenue, Oak Street and Momot elementary schools, Staf ford Middle School and the Ted K. Community Center.

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Special flag coming to village to kick off Fourth of July weekend Rouses Point one of only five stops in New York for Sept. 11 tribute

By Sarah L. Cronk

Special to Denton Publications ROUSES POINT — Fourth of July weekend events have been taking place in Rouses Point for the last five decades. This year , however, a special cer emony will take place that has even warranted sending an invitation to Pr esident Barack Obama. On Friday, July 1, a special flag measuring 30 feet by 57.5 feet will be br ought to the Rouses Point Civic Center on Lake Str eet. The flag has been traveling the country since Aug. 10, 2010, beginning in San Diego, Calif., as a tribute to the Armed For ces, first and second r esponders, those who died during the Sept. 1 1, 2001 attacks on the United States and their families. Geri Favreau, one of the organizers of the annual Fourth of July events, explained Rouses Point is one of only five stops that will be made with the flag in New York State. The village was added to the itinerary after Chazy native T om Middleton, coor dinator for the Vermont stops, asked Favr eau if

they’d be inter ested in having it states, Vermont and New York,” brought there. Favreau said. “And then, in New “I think it’s very special to have York State our senators and asthis flag coming to Rouses Point. semblypeople that represent New If it wer en’t for T om Middleton, York both in W ashington and in we wouldn’t have it,” Favr eau Albany.” said. There are also people in the are a Favreau said the original plan Favreau plans to send invitations was to have the flag hang of f the to, who went to NewYork City folKorean War Veterans lowing the attacks to help Memorial Bridge bewith relief efforts. tween Rouses Point The cer emony, which and Albur gh, Vt. will be open to the pubHowever, concerns of lic, will be followed by a wind blowing the flag concert with The Geri Favreau Strawhatters and Comoff the bridge changed plans to be Rouses Point munity Singers. hang the flag fr om Favreau said Middleaerial trucks at the civic center. ton is working with the U.S. BorThe ceremony will be organized der Patrol to have the flag bro ught by members of American Legion to Burlington, Vt., its next stop on Montgomery Post 912. Favr eau the nationwide tour , by traveling explained the Legion Commander down Lake Champlain. Robert St. John sent her a note exOther plans are still being finalplaining the cer emony will be ized for the rest of Rouses Point’s done “to honor the memory of the Fourth of July weekend, which is civilians, fir e fighters and police themed as “Honoring Our Patriofficers who died Sept. 1 1, 2001, ots,” in honor of the flag. Events and to honor the memory of the will include a 5-kilometer race military personnel who have and scheduled to take place Satur day, continue to die in the global war July 2, at 8 a.m., and a boat parade on terror.” of lights the same day at dusk. Or“It’s r eally becoming a big ganizers are also looking for voldeal,” Favr eau said, adding inviunteers to help coordinate a talent tations to the cer emony will be show July 2 to be held in the aftersent out to Obama, U.S. Secretary noon. of State Hillary Clinton, and DeFor more information or to help A special flag measuring 30 feet by 57.5 feet will be brought to Rouses Point July 1 in repartment of Homeland Security in the or ganization of the Fourth membrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Here, the flag goes on a test flight on Secretary Janet Napolitano. of July weekend, contact the vilthe San Diego Fire Rescue Truck 29, Aug. 16, 2010. “And, then the governors and lage office at 297-5502. Photo submitted by Mitch Mendler lieutenant governors of both

“It’s really becoming a big deal.”

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PERU — St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host an allyou-can-eat spaghetti dinner Satur day, March 19, at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St. The dinner will be served fr om 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and consist of spaghetti, salad, Italian br ead and dessert. The cost of the meal will be $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for childr en ages 6 to 12, and fr ee for childr en 5 and younger . T ake-outs will be available.

Children skate to “Whistle While You Work” during the Nor th C ountry Sk ating Club ’s annual sho w March 12 at the Rouses Point Civic C enter. The children ener gized the crowd and caused surges of sympathetic laught er as they oc casionally stumbled and t oppled over each other.

Book sale begins March 31 PERU — Per u Free Library, 3024 State Route 22, will host its spring book sale beginning Thursday, Mar ch 31, fr om 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sale will continue Friday , April 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Satur day, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For mor e information, call the library at 643-8618.

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Thoroughbred on her way to being healthy as a horse By Jeremiah S. P apineau

“It wasn’t until we got her home and took a closer look at her that we realized just how skinny she was,” said Newton. Other than being slightly dehydrated and lethar gic when she first took her in, Newton said T aylor ’s extremely low weight had not yet created any other health concerns. Taylor, who is a thor oughbred,

“She was in pr etty rough shape,” Newton said. “I honestly don’t think she would have made it through the winter if she had stayed wher e she MORRISONVILLE — When was.” Karen L. Newton learns of a horse in Dr. Olivia Cashman, with Eagle’s need, she’s always r eady and willNest Veterinary Hospital in Plattsing to help. burgh, agreed. Cashman was called Most r ecently, Newton — owner upon by Newton to examine T aylor of the horse boarding and riding lesand was taken back by the animal’s son business T amarack Stables — state of severe emaciation. learned of one such horse that “You could see every rib, her had been neglected by owners backbone, pelvic bone. Ther e who “simply couldn’t afford to wasn’t a very good covering of take care of her,” Newton said. flesh over those ar eas,” r e“She was given to a good called Cashman. “And, it’s all family, but the husband couldbecause she hadn’t had pr oper n’t work anymore and couldn’t nutrition in so long.” afford her food,” explained “She’s very lucky Karen took Newton. “The people wer e acher in when she did,” added tually not abusive to her ... but Cashman. they wer en’t feeding her . She Since being under Newton’s was awfully thin.” care, Taylor ’s weight is up to Newton was put in touch approximately 1,033 pounds. with the family by one of the Though promising, Taylor still horse’s former owners, and it has a long r oad ahead, said was arranged for “Taylor” to be This photograph was taken of Taylor shortly afCashman. surrendered into Newton’s care ter her arrival at Tamarack Stables. Taylor is now “It’s probably going to take a a little more than a month ago. on the road to recovery thanks to Newton’s care. while for her to get back to a “These people gave her up Photo provided good health,” said Cashman. willingly, but they should have “You don’t want her to gain given her up months ago,” should weigh somewher e ar ound weight too fast. A steady pr ogresNewton said. 1,200 pounds, said Newton. When sion to a proper weight is better.” When Newton arrived to pick up Cashman estimated it will be at Taylor, she could tell the animal was Taylor stepped on the scales, she weighed only 974 pounds. least “a couple months” until Taylor malnourished.

Barcomb brings promotion ceremony home

NCCS grad, Mooers native now colonel

By Sarah L. Cronk

Special to Denton Publications ROUSES POINT — Although he lives in Massachusetts, Mooers native Michael J. Bar comb chose to have the cer emony for his pr omotion to Army colonel back home in the North Country. Barcomb’s ceremony was held at the American Legion Montgomery Post 912 Feb. 26, to allow his family to be a part of his big day. “In the 24 years I’ve spent in the military, my family has never seen my pr omotion cer emony,” explained Barcomb. “They had an impact on me as a young guy growing up and molded me to be the person I am. I thought for them this is a thank you back to them.” Barcomb, a 1982 graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central School, went to the College of St. Rose, graduating in 1987. While there, he joined the Army ROTC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. “The day I graduated fr om college, that same day I took my oath and become an officer in the United

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States Army,” he said. “And, fr om that day on, I was in theArmy on active duty.” “I’ve always had an inter est in [the Army] and one of my brothersin-law … was in the [Canadian] Army. So, as a young boy gr owing up, I was exposed to him being in the military and that always had my interest,” Barcomb explained of his reasons for joining the Army. “When I found the opportunity to join the military and be an off icer in the military thr ough ROTC, I took that chance.” In 1990, Bar comb transferr ed to the Army Reserves, wher e he r emains. In his years in the Reserves, his assignments have included being a platoon leader, executive officer, and, most r ecently, “Commander of Detachment 1 Strategic Intelligence Gr oup” at Fort Devens, Mass. In 2004, Bar comb was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. “For me, when I had that opportunity to go to Afghanistan in 2004, it was not something that I ran from,” he said. “I looked at this as my duty, this is my place to be. I’ve always enjoyed wearing my uniform and what it represents.” His uniform was another portion of his pr omotion cer emony for

which he was able to make his own decision. Bar comb explained he could choose what uniform to be promoted in, deciding on the Army Combat Uniform. “I chose that to wear because of what it represents — the soldiers on the battlefield and what they’r e fighting for — our fr eedom,” he said. Fighting for fr eedom was another r eason Bar comb has chosen to stay in the Army for the last 24 years. “I think for me it’s the camaraderie. Working with the soldiers. Working on missions, whatever it was,” he said. “But also the patriotism, knowing I’m serving my country and fighting for the fr eedoms that we have.” During the cer emony, Bar comb also chose to have his cousin and Legion member, Joseph Pr oulx, to be the narrator and post commander Robert St. John to pr eside over the ceremony. “It was gr eat to have a soldier from the North Country do the promotion and do it ther e,” said Barcomb. Beginning April 1, Bar comb will serve as the G-7 (training) for the Military Intelligence Readiness Command at Fort Belvoir, Va.

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Karen Newton, owner of Tamarack Stables in M orrisonville, grooms “Taylor,” a thoroughbred she took in that was severely malnourished. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

is at the right weight for her br eed and in stable physical condition. “She still has a couple hundr ed pounds to go,” Cashman said. The most important thing, Newton said, is that T aylor is alr eady showing signs of improvement. “After she started getting food in her system, she started perking right up and acting like a normal horse,” Newton said. “Now , she’s purring with the other horses and whinny-

ing — acting like she should.” “Knowing that she’s doing a lot better and that she’s going to be okay makes me feel good,” she added. (Editor’s Note: Newton added that Taylor’s road to recovery may also be a road to new family as she has r eceived interest from a girl interested in adopting her. We’ll keep our readers posted on what Taylor’s future has in store.)

Signing the ‘Shadows’

Author Douglas R. Skopp, a retired State University of New York at Plattsbur gh professor, r ead passages fr om and signed copies of his new book , “Shadows Walking,” at the P eru Free Libr ary March 11. The book, currently available at the SUNY Plattsburgh College Bookstore and thr ough on-line r etailers, examines the practices of Nazi doc tors in a fictional setting. Photo by Eagle Dunsmore

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News in Brief Houghtaling nabbed for $36 theft ROUSES POINT — Justin M. Houghtaling, 17, Champlain, was arr ested by state police Mar ch 1 for allegedly stealing $36 in loose change from an individual’s home. Police state Houghtaling r eportedly took change from the individual’s computer room. The incident was r eported Feb. 24, with Houghtaling arrested the same day on second-degr ee felony burglary. Houghtaling was arraigned in V illage of Rouses Point Court and r emanded to Clinton County Jail on $2,500 bail.

Wyman charged with felonies

Lil’ hoolie-gans

Champlain Valley Irish Dance held one heck of an Irish hoolie at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall in Altona March 12, with dancing entertainment from adults to children like the ones seen here. Posing for the camera, from left, are Gianna Coryea, Jillian Bezio, Maria Murphey and Jillian Kain. Photo by Eagle Dunsmore

Number of borrowers at Plattsburgh library at all-time high, says director PLATTSBURGH — Plattsbur gh Public Library use has increased significantly over the last few years, accor ding to library director Stanley A. Ransom. Circulation of books and other materials incr eased 3.2 percent from 2009 to 2010, reported Ransom, from 158,765 items to 163,810 items. Library visits increased from 128,969 to 132,193. Registered borrowers now are at 20,052 — an-all time high. Use of the nine public computers has incr eased from 30,771 to 30,958, and r eference questions gr ew fr om 9,222 in 2009 to 11,982 for 2010. The largest increase was in visits to the library Web site, www, which gr ew fr om 854,175 hits to 1,045,612. The site of fers information on library pr ograms and services, including the new Community Computer and Employment Resource Center, located on the first floor. Under the direction of Janelle Shepard and Amy DuBois, the Community Computer and Employment Resourc e Center offers free classes in improving typing, job searching, resume writing, computer literacy, interviewing, networking, using Facebook

Birth announcements ROCHA — A boy, Grant Peter, was born Feb. 2, 2011, to Kristy and Peter Rocha. DECKER — A boy, Aiden Vincent-Francis, was born Feb. 2, 201 1, to Rachel Decker and Tyler Fee. KLINE — A boy, Ayden Scott, was born Feb. 2, 2011, to Kristina Kline and Joshua Breyette. HOPSEKER — A boy, Liam Emory, was born Feb. 3, 201 1, to Sarah Benway and Shawn Hopseker. HAGLUND — A boy, Colin Gunner , and a girl, Mia Mae, were born Feb. 4, 2011, to Christina and Karl Haglund. WALKER — A girl, Olivia Kaitlyn, was born Feb. 4, 2011, to Bridget Wood and Richard Walk-

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professionally, and intr oduction to Micr osoft Word, Excel and Power Point. The classes are free, and walk-ins are welcome. The economy may have many persons watching their expenses more closely, and thus making more use of the library’s book and DVD collection, r eference and database services and the free story hours and pr ograms. Information on foundation grants and grant writing is also available fr ee at the library through the Foundation Center. Ransom attributed much of the r enewed inter est in the library’s services to the library board, which determines policies to help the public get the most use out of their library . The library board encourages Ransom to apply for grants for books and services and to promote their use in the community. The library, located at 19 Oak St., is open Monday , Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.uesday, T Wednesday and Thursday. During the school year , the library is open Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 563-0921.

er. CLANCY — A girl, Deanna Renee, was born Feb. 4, 2011, to Jennifer and Patrick Clancy. TURNER — A girl, Dahlia Rae, was born Feb. 5, 2011, to Brittney and Aaron Turner. CROSS — A girl, Lila Jeanne, was born Feb. 5, 2011, to Jennifer and Jeffrey Cross. FRAIM — A boy, William Francis, was born Feb. 7, 2011, to Cassandra Hart and Brian Fraim. YELLE — A boy, Evan David, was born Feb. 8, 2011, to Amanda and Anthony Yelle. STEVENSON — A boy, Zane Charles, was born Feb. 8, 2011, to April and Aron Stevenson. FACTEAU — A boy, Aiden Joseph, was born Feb. 8, 201 1, to Laur en McGarvey and Joseph Facteau. RUSHFORD — A boy, Jacob Daniel, was born Feb. 8, 2011, to Jennifer Lynn Rushford.

MARTINEAU — A boy, Denton Harold, was born Feb. 8, 201 1, to T onya and Dennis Martineau. KING — A girl, Isabella Estherine, was born Feb. 8, 201 1, to Jayne W illard and Robert King Jr. LABARGE MESECK — A girl, Chelsea Ann, was born Feb. 9, 201 1, to Melinda LaBar ge and Patrick Meseck. BELL — A girl, Rayah Jean, was born Feb. 10, 2011, to Roxanne Barber and Justin Bell. MORROW — A girl, Chloe L ynn, was born Feb. 11, 2011, to Kristi Dame and Jason Morrow. MARTIN — A boy, R yan Russell, was born Feb. 11, 2011, to Kristen Billings and Matthew Martin. JOHNSON — A boy, Aiden William, was born Feb. 13, 2011, to Keri and William Johnson.

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PLATTSBURGH — Kyle P . W yman, 21, Plattsburgh, was arrested March 4 on two felony charg es of having interfer ed with V ermont police radio transmissions. The arrest was made contingent with the re sults of an investigation by police departments fr om Plattsburgh and Colchester , Vt., and New York State Police. Wyman was char ged with computer tr espassing, and first-degr ee criminal impersonation. He was arraigned in Plattsbur gh City Court and r emanded to Clinton County Jail on $500 bail.

Northern Tier man jailed on criminal mischief charges ELLENBURG — Matthew For cier, 41, was arrested on a felony charge of third-degree criminal mischief March 7. Forcier allegedly damaged another person’s property during a domestic dispute. He was arraigned and r emanded to Clinton County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

Rabideau denied appeal

PLATTSBURGH — Brenda J. Rabideau, 53, Ellenburg Depot, has been denied an appeal for her conviction of the attempted murd er of her ex-husband. Rabideau was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting her former husband, Ricky J. Rabideau 46, Mooers Forks, with a .22caliber rifle in April 2008. Rabideau will continue to serve her sentence at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Bedford Hills.

Wanted man arrested at border CHAZY — Edwin G. Delvillar -Moricete, 25, Passaic, N.J., was apprehended at the Champlain border crossing March 10. Delvillar-Moricete reportedly attempted to enter Canada when U.S. Customs and Bor der Pr otection of ficers wer e alerted he was wanted on charges of aggravated criminal sexual contact. Delvillar-Moricete was turned over to state police and arraigned in T own of Champlain Court. He was r emanded to Clinton County Jail for extradition.

Bishop arrested on two charges PLATTSBURGH — T imothy D. Bishop, 36, Saranac, was arrested on felony accounts of assault on a non-participant during a felony and seconddegree burglary March 11. Bishop allegedly attacked a Plattsburgh woman in her Nightengale Drive r esidence. He was arraigned in Town of Plattsburgh Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bail or $15,000 bond.

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Calling all farmers market vendors, managers

Juried art exhibition begins April 9 at NCCCA

Poster contest entries sought by BOPA

KEESEVILLE — Cornell Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a training session for farmers market vendors and managers Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Ausable Valley Grange, 1749 Main St., and is also open to those trying to decide if market vending is right for them. Bernadette Logozar, CCE Franklin County and Regional Local Foods Specialist for Northern NewYork, will lead sessions on “Food Safety and Samples at the Farmers Markets” as well as “Staying Curr ent: Regulation Updates.” CCE Essex County executive director Anita Deming will cover “Record Keeping and Profitability Analysis.” The cost to attend is $15, which includes lunch. For more information or to pr e-register, call 962-4810, ext. 403.

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., will host its annual Middle School/High School Juried Exhibition beginning with an opening reception Saturday, April 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition showcases the creativity of the region’s and features a wide variety of art styles from students in grades 7-12. Submissions range fr om painting, drawing, sculpture, photographs and more. The reception and gallery ar e open to the public. The exhibit will be on display thr ough Friday, April 29. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the center 563-1604.

PLATTSBURGH — The Battle of Plattsburg h Commemoration Committee is hosting its 14th-annual Battle of Plattsburgh Poster Contest. Fourth-grade students, including those who are homeschooled, ar e encou raged to submit a single p oster to their art, history or homeroom teacher. Posters must be in color and no lar ger than 12-inches by 18-inches. Judges will look for creativity and a focus on key incidents of the land and/or naval battle. The winning poster will appear on all admission buttons for the September 201 1 Commemoration W eekend. Savings bonds will be awarded for the top three entries. Submissions should be returned by April 8 to the North Country Teacher Resource Center. For more information, call 561-4296.


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PERU — The Psi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society will pr esent its fifth annual “Tea with Famous Women” at the Peru Community Chur ch Hall, 13 Elm St., next Saturday, March 26, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The event offers guests an opportunity to enjoy lunch with 10 famous women fr om history, portrayed by DKG members and friends. Tea sandwiches, hot hors d’oeuvres, cookies, sweets, and beverages will be served. The famous women appear in costume at each tea table to talk with the guests about their lives. This year ’s famous women ar e women’s health advocate Mar garet Sanger; Titanic survivor Molly Br own; African American journalist and editor Ida B. Wells; Depression-era photographer Dor othea Lange; Battle of Plattsbur gh figur e Eliza Mooers; suf fragette Inez Mulholland; DKG Society founder Anne Blanton Webb; Abigail Adams, social activist and wife of President John Adams, The Queen ‘Mum,” mother of Queen Elizabeth; and Helen Hayes, American actress and philanthropist. Seating it limited to 100 people. All tickets must be pur chased in advance at a cost of $12 per person. Pr oceeds fr om the event go to scholarships to support local undergraduate and graduate students who choose careers in education or a related field. Angela Brown of Saranac portrays opera singer Madame Emma Albani during last y ear’s “Tea with Famous The event is open to the public. Women,” hosted by the Psi Chapter of the Delta K appa Gamma Society. This year’s event will be held nex t For more information or to purchase tickSaturday, March 26. ets, contact Anne Bailey at 563-5794. Photo provided by Anne Bailey

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Friends perform March 26 at Giltz

PLATTSBURGH — The State University of New York at Plattsbur gh Department of Music will pr esent a “Karen B ecker a nd F riends” c oncert Saturday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Pianist Dr . Kar en Becker will perform music for a piano trio in a pr ogram titled “An Evening of Russian Romance.” Joining her will be violinist Eric Gr ossman and cellist Lawrence Zoernig. The trio will featur e music by two Russian composers of the Romantic era: Anton Ar ensky (1861-1906) and his pupil, Sergei Rachmaninoff (18731943). The “Karen Becker and Friends” recital s eries, b ased a t S UNY P lattsburgh, is now in its sixth year. The series serves as a showcase for local and regional artists as well as visiting guest artists. Concerts a re f ree a nd o pen t o th e public. For mor e information, call 5642243.


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Lady Cougars drop fourth quarter stunner to Hoosic By Keith Lobdell PLATTSBURGH — For three quarters, the Northeastern Clinton Lady Cougars seemed destined to spend the next weekend in Troy. However, Hoosic Valley used a stifling defense and clutch shooting in the last eight minutes to out-scor e the Cougars 15-5 and scor e a 36-32 win in the Class B regional finals March 12. “They shut us down defensively , for sure,” Cougars head coach Dave Lambert said after the game. “It was a r eal physical game and we had our chances and it w a s a p r e s s u re - p a c k e d g a m e t h r o u g h out.” The Cougars held a 21-15 halftime lead and a 27-21 advantage after the thir d. In the fourth, the Cougars got five points f ro m K a r i D o m i n i c , w h o f i n i s h e d w i t h eight points, four r ebounds and six assists. However, Hoosic ended the game on a 8-0 run to take the lead with 1:18 left and knocked down three free throws in the final 27 seconds to seal the victory and advance to the Class B final four. “We got open shots in the first half and we made them,” Lambert said. “They were all over Katrina (Garrand, who finished with eight points, eight r ebounds, three assists and two steals). It was har d to go into that locker r oom and console those girls after.” Chelsey Brooks also scored eight points in the game to go with five rebounds and a steal. Rachelle Barcomb scored six ponts to go with two rebounds, two assists and

Northeastern Clinton guard Katrina Garrand pulls up for a three-pointer against Hoosic Valley in the March 12 regional finals at the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse, as Kari Dominic posts up. Photo by Keith Lobdell

two steals, while Allie Cartier scored two points and grabbed four rebounds. Kayla Dragoon added thr ee r ebounds

and an assist. “I could not be mor e pr oud of these girls,” Lambert said. “They wer e able to

come through an win a sectional title in a very tough class and played har d tonight.”

Cougars give state’s top team everything, but fall short to Potsdam By Keith Lobdell

Northeastern Clinton guard Logan Miller drives to the basket against Potsdam in the March 12 regional finals at the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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“The most disappointing thing was playing defense for the whole shot clock, then missing and then getting the second chance and the PLATTSBURGH — As Rob Armstrong basket,” Garrand said. “We were much better with our r ebounding in the game, but it was raised up to launch a three-pointer in the third the key rebounds late that we couldn’t get that quarter, you could have heard a pin drop. made the difference.” When it went down, you could not have Logan Miller kept the Cougars in the game heard a jet engine. early, scoring 10 of his 13 points in the first half. With the thr ee, the Northeastern Clinton He also had four rebounds. Cougars took their first lead of the game Jamie Davison scor ed eight of his teams 14 against Potsdam, the top-ranked, undefeated points in the third quarter, including a pair of team in the Class B r egional championships long thr ee-pointers. Davison finished with March 12. eight points to go with thr ee rebounds, seven The Cougars finished the third on a 14-3 run and with a 32-26 lead, but it was the Sandston- assists and three steals. Steven Car der scor ed 10 points, grabbed ers who used a 15-5 fourth quarter to advance eight r ebounds and blocked one shot, while to the final four with a 41-37 win. “I couldn’t be more proud of them,” Cougars Rob Armstrong scored five points to go with three rebounds, one assist and two steals. coach Robb Garrand said after the game. “We Tom Bedard scored one point to go with four responded to the challenge of playing the topranked team in the state very well. I think that rebounds and an assist. “You can’t for get what we have accomwe got going a little to fast at times and I think we were tired on the defensive end at the end.” plished,” said Garrand. “This has been a great season and last Saturday, we were the team left The ‘Stoners scor ed five of their 15 fourth quarter points on second chance shots, helping smiling after playing Plattsbur gh. Tonight, it was the other way around.” to prove Garrand’s point.

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Spring may be here, but winter marches on M arch, which is appropriately known as the month of the Crust Moon, was ushered in by a major storm that deliver ed over a two feet of snow acr oss the r egion. Cur ently, the solid crust permit quick and easy travel whether on skis or snowshoes. With cool evenings, pleasant afternoon temperatur es and steadily incr easing hours of daylight, Mar ch is one of the finest months for winter r ecreation in the Adirondacks. It is a time when local wildlife begin to stir from their winter haunts, the woods r emain wide open, and the snow cover is excellent for highlighting tracks. As a wide variety of birds return to the r egion on a daily basis, tourist numbers begin to dwindle and the trails ar e lightly traveled.

Sliding: Winter’s Endless Entertainment Even if you don’t ski, skate, snowshoe, snowmobile or ice fish, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the winter, beyond taking a trip south. Although r ecent surveys r eveal that winter sports have experienced significant growth in only two primary pursuits, snowshoeing and telemark skiing, the most popular, winter activity worldwide remains by far, the most basic. Nearly any child exposed to a winter environment has enjoyed the activity. It is a pursuit that requires no specialized equipment, no advanced training and no unique skills. Riding anything from a cardboard box to the seat of a pair of nylon pants, children across the northern latitudes jump at an opportunity to slide across the snow. Lugging a sled behind them, they’ll climb to the top of the nearest incline and descend endlessly; or until fr ozen feet, wet pants, so ggy mittens and a r unny nose require a trip home or a major readjustment. We’ve all done it, whether on a Flying Saucer, Flexible Flyer ’, Ski Bob, toboggan or some other improvised device such as a car d-

They all looked about thr ee feet tall and they were blasting thr ough the fr esh powder , bouncing of f balsams and slaloming thr ough the saplings. It was a r eally, weird sight, and it sur e appeared they were having great fun. I immediately skied off the trail to catch up with them, but it wasn’t easy. They were really moving! The gr oup, all hailing fr om Vermont, wer e riding a new type of sled known as a Mad River Rocket. The seven pound sleds wer e made of vacuum-molded polyurethane and they had grooves in the bottom to permit easy turning. The sled had a built in knee strap and a foam cushion to permit riders to kneel comfortably. It looked like a winter version of the popular knee-boards/wakeboards, that ar e commonly used on the lake during the summer. The leader of the pack, although dre ssed entirely in green, was not actually a leprechaun. Extreme/Free Sledding He was a six foot, two inch tall, “free-sledder”. Despite it’s traditional world wide appeal, He explained the group had been traveling to sliding is now one of the fastest gr owing “new” the Adirondacks all winter to snowshoe up and winter sports. High tech materials and engisled down numerous local peaks. neered designs have resulted in upgraded verThe sleds are steered by leaning; dragging a sions of the trusty old, Flexible Flyer. hand as a rudder, or even tree grabbing a tree Labeled “extr eme sledding” or “fr ee sledto maneuver down the steep slopes. As I ding”, the phrase was coined by participants watched them, the gr oup moved thr ough the who utilize a variety of unique sleds to ride forest cover with ease. over rough, ungroomed and often extreme ter“We go wher e skiers can’t!”, one guy ofrain. fered, “Because at only thre e feet tall, kneeling, I was introduced to the pursuit several years we’re usually below the tree limbs. It’s neat to ago, while cross country skiing on a mountain grab a sapling and sling ar ound it for a turn. trail in Ray Brook. It was a very odd experience Skiers would get their poles all tangled up dothat took place on St. Patrick’s Day ing that.” I was skiing along a well packed snowshoe He mentioned another advantage that I hadtrail, when out of the corner of my eye, I caught n’t consider ed, explaining, “W e don’t fall a glimpse of movement in the woods, far of f down, we just tip over!” the trail. At first glance, I couldn’t quite make I watched as the group slid off into the disout what it was. However , it was moving tance. I met up with them later in the trailhead downhill fast, darting though the har dwoods parking lot. With snowshoes on their feet, tiny and car eening thr ough the balsams, and I sleds strapped to their packs, and helmets on could see at least three of them. their heads, they looked like a lost pod of webThey wer e small, about the size of a lar ge footed turtles. They all sported wide smiles dog, but they were not bounding like animals. and explained they had snowshoed to the sumIt almost looked as if they were rolling, or slidmits of many local peaks, including Mt. Maring. As they got closer, it initially looked to be a leprechaun bouncing through the woods, and in hot pursuit wer e two other short figur es.

board box, tir e inner tube, garbage bag or cafeteria tray. Over the years, numer ous local kids have graduate d to the mor e technical sliding pursuits of luge, skeleton or bobsled. And w hile t heir a ccomplishments ar e now achieved while riding an upgraded version of the ‘Flexible Flyer ’, their sliding careers almost certainly began on ski hill, a local golf course hill or other nearby venues. Despite advancements in ski design, snowmaking, grooming and a host of other modern conveniences, sledding remains the most popular and readily accessible of all winter entertainment.

The author tries his hand at Free Sledding, by dropping off a steep hill while riding a Mad River Rocket.

cy. However, they stated a preference for riding off trail, especially in the spring when the crust provides plenty of support. The Mad River Rocket sled was invented in 1987 by architect David Sellers of Warren Vermont. Sellers fabricated the sled by adapting a vacuum molding process that had been used to produce r oto-mold canoe at the nearby Mad River Canoe Company. His design borrowed the concept of a negative keel fr om Boston Whaler boats, which makes it track easily. The sled design requires riders to kneel, which results in a low center of gravity. Riders steer with arms and brake as you lean to and fr o. Experienced riders learn how to take advantage of terrain, and to utilize the nearby woods, swinging ar ound tr ees or using a sapling to slow their descent. Interested yet? Mad River Rockets can be can purchased or rented at High Peaks Mountain Adventure Center in Lake Placid. Helmets, goggles and elbow pads are advised.

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Poison prevention is always an issue for children, adults alike By Nancy Lee Destiny

Spring break at the Strand Students from the State University of NewYork at Plattsburgh helped out renovation work at the Strand Theatre on Brinkerhoff Street March 12, with the help of local Rotarians and student Rotar actors. Their volunteer work was par t of the thir d annual “Alternative Spring Break” organized by Dr. Colin Read. Here, international student Phoebe Addo of Ghana, gives old theatre seats to fellow volunteer Robert C. Smith. Congressman William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, is seen in the background lending a hand. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

Lowe to assist sponsored research program, Duley now serving as TAC interim director PLATTSBURGH — Howard Lowe, director of the T echnical Assistance Center at the State University of New York at Plattsbur gh, is assuming a new r ole with Sponsor ed Resear ch Programs at the college. Lowe began serving as assessment and data manager Mar ch 3 and is working to develop ways of sharing resources with other Sponsor ed Research programs and colleges — both regionally and statewide. “I am pleased to have been asked to join the Of fice of Sponsor ed Research,” Lowe said. “In my eight and a half years at T AC, I have worked closely with that of fice, since it pr ovides vital services that support TAC’s economic and community development work.” “We appreciate Howard’s years of

service to the college and community through the T echnical Assistance Center,” said Patricia Higgins, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. “And we look forward to having him help the Office of Sponsored Research in this new capacity.” “Howard has a knack for building consensus, which will be a huge asset as we develop ways of working together with other schools and r esearch pr ograms when it comes to items like compliance, technology transfer, import/export contr ols and grants management,” said Michael Simpson, dir ector of Sponsor ed Research at SUNY Plattsbur gh. “These efforts, in turn, will support the goals set forth in SUNY’s strategic plan. Through them, Chancellor Nancy Zimpher has called for us to str eam-

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control center." Clinton County Health DeSpecial to Denton Publications partment public health educator Kendra Young said supervision PLATTSBURGH — Though is the best kind of poison pr evenMarch is National Poison Contion. trol Month, the dangers of poi“Although we pr ovide pr odsoning ar e something that ar e ucts and education and whatnot, out there all year long. still for the child it's pr oper suAccording to Christine Blake, pervision and paying attention public r elations r epresentative to that child that is essential to with CVPH Medical Center , the hospital's emergency care center reduce any poisonings in the home,” said Young. saw 170 people due to Though childr en accidental poisonare poisoned mor e ing in 2010. The often, Jones said number one poisoning in poisoning in adults still happatients pens. overall was "Treatments poisonous vary depending plants. The on what they second was took," said Jones. second-hand "We observe them tobacco smoke; for an hour or two third was a and usually send three-way tie for “Mr. Yuk,” the familiar symbol them home. Someopiates, food of poison prevention. times they don’t plan and analshow symptoms gesics. right away, so we keep them for Many times, childr en ingest up to six hours for treatment." poisonous pr oducts or splash Livermore said one of the most poisons in their eyes. The agent important things to do when it the child may ingest is a very comes to poison consumption wide range fr om medicine, chemical, pesticides and cosmet- prevention is pr ogram the National Poison Contr ol toll fr ee ics. Usually, 50-60 per cent calls phone number — 1-800-222-1222 to all the centers in the U.S. involve children younger than age — into your home phone or cell 6, said Lee Livermore, public ed- phone. This main number will ucation coordinator with the Up- re-direct your call to your nearest poison center based on your state New York Poison Center. Livermore said his center han- phone number used when calling in, he said. dles Albany, Buf falo, and north “By having the number pr oto the Canadian bor der with logrammed into your cell phone cations like Plattsbur gh. Last year, the center covered 34 coun- already, you can save pr ecious time and per haps a life,” said ties and took 4.3 million calls. Livermore. This year , the center expects to There ar e also valuable pr etake 7.1 million calls. vention videos on the UNYPC Dr. Rada Jones, who serves as Web site, director of the CVPH Emergency, he Care Center , said one way to added. keep those numbers down is to Education is pr ovided by the keep medications away fr om Clinton County Health Departchildren, as most poisonings inment on lead poisoning, volve kids. kerosene, alcohol, medicines, “Make sure all the medication cleaning pr oducts as well. For — yours, the grandpar ents', everybody’s —is out of re ach. Do more information, including videos on what to do if poisonnot keep toxic items in bottles that are usually used for drinks,” ing is suspected, visit said Jones. “W atch them, if things happen call the poison

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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. ZIP CITY BLUES PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 9 p.m. 566-7000. REV TOR PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 P rotection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222. ROSS MAFIA PERFORMS. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200.


SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT. Adirondack Community Church, 2583 M irror Lake Dr., Lake Placid. Refresher course 11:30 a.m. Registration 12:30 p .m. C ompetition 1 p .m. C ost $12. P resented by Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties. 891-5567. MYSTERY LIBRARY THEATER 1999 MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2:30 p.m. Group pr esents an A cademy A ward-winning film. 563-0921 for title. ALL-YOU-CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER. St. A ugustine’s P arish C enter, 3030 M ain St., Peru, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Presented by St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273. “FOOD FROM THE FARM: EATING LOCALLY IN CLINT ON COUNTY.” City of P lattsburgh Recreation Department Community Room, 52 U.S. Oval, 6-8 p.m. $15 per person. 561-7450. 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 C ounty Fairgrounds, 84 F airgrounds Road, Morrisonville. 7 p.m. Caller Corry Lowden and cuer Mo Wall. 561-7167 or 4922057. NITE TRAIN PERFORMS. American L egion Post 912, Pratt Street, Rouses Point. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. PROFESSOR CHA OS PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKF AST. 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. AFTER THOUGHT S PERFORMS. After

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Thoughts per forms, St. Joseph ’s Chur ch, 179 Smith St., Dannemora, 2 p .m. A dmission nonperishable food items or cash donations.


SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council of Clint on County Senior C enter, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.


RSVP PERFORMS. Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, 5139 N. Catherine St., 11 a.m. WOMEN’S GLOBAL AWARENESS FAIR. Angell C ollege C enter L obby, SUNY Plattsburgh, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE SENIOR SNOWSHOE OUTING A T DEWEY MOUNTAIN. Saranac V illage at W ill Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Dr., Saranac Lake, 1 p.m. Snowshoes provided. Seniors 55 and older. 8917117.


OPEN MIKE NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 9 p.m.563-2222. “THE C ONSTANT GARDENER. ” Yokum Room 200, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7 p.m. 564-5410. “ROAD TO GUANTANAMO.” Yokum Room 205, SUNY Plattsburgh, 7 p.m. 564-4391. COMPLETELY STRANDED IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE PERFORMS. Olive R idley's, 37 Court St., 7:30-10 p.m. 324-2200.


BOOKMOBILE STOP. Senior Citizens Council of Clint on C ounty, 5139 N. Cather ine St., Plattsburgh, 11:30 a.m. t o 12 p .m.; Vilas Home, 61 Beekman St., Plattsburgh, 1-1:45 p.m.; Flynn Ave., Plattsburgh, between senior apar tments, 2-2:30 p .m.; P ine Rest Trailer cour t, Treadwells Mills, 3:15-3:45. TEENS AND TWEENS LIBR ARY CL UB. Plattsburgh Public Librar y Auditorium, 19 Oak St., 3-4:30 p.m. 563-0921 JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre M all, 60 Smithfield Blv d., 4:30-6:30 p .m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Host ed at cent er cour t. w TUNES ANDTRIVIA WITH DJ GARY PEACOCK. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 5-8 p.m.563-2222 BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY K OLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200. TRINITY PARK R ADIO PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.


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. NATALIE WARD BAND PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 9 p.m. 5667000. TURBINE PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222. TEN YEAR VAMP PERFORMS. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200.


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. ROSS MAFIA PERFORMS. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200.


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


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


JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre M all, 60 Smithfield Blv d., 4:30-6:30 p .m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Host ed at cent er cour t. w TUNES ANDTRIVIA WITH DJ GARY PEACOCK. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 5-8 p.m.563-2222 BEN BRIGHT PERFORMS. Irises Caf é and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 7 p.m. 566-7000. BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY K OLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200. TRINITY PARK R ADIO PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m.563-2222.


CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Din-

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ing, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. ZIP CITY BLUES PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 9 p.m. 566-7000.


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 C ounty Fairgrounds, 84 F airgrounds Road, Morrisonville. 7 p.m. Caller D on Moger and cuer Walt Wall. 561-7167 or 4922057. JEFF RENDINARO PERFORMS. Irises Caf é and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 8 p.m. 566-7000.


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


OPEN MIKE NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 9 p.m.563-2222. ADIRONDACK JAZZ ORCHESTR A PERFORMS. Olive R idley's, 37 C ourt St., 8-10 p .m. 324-2200.


JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre M all, 60 Smithfield Blv d., 4:30-6:30 p .m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Host ed at cent er cour t. w TUNES ANDTRIVIA WITH DJ GARY PEACOCK. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 5-8 p.m.563-2222 BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY K OLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200.


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. TERESE MOEN PERFORMS. Great A dirondack Soup Company, 24 Oak St., 7:30 p.m. 5616408.


ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142.


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


COMPLETELY STRANDED IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE PERFORMS. Olive R idley's, 37 Court St., 7:30-10 p.m. 324-2200.


JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre M all, 60 Smithfield Blv d., 4:30-6:30 p .m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Host ed at cent er cour t. w TUNES ANDTRIVIA WITH DJ GARY PEACOCK. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 5-8 p.m.563-2222 BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY K OLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200.


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.


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 C ounty Fairgrounds, 84 F airgrounds Road, Morrisonville. 7 p .m. Caller and cuer Carl Trudo. 561-7167 or 492-2057.


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


JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre M all, 60 Smithfield Blv d., 4:30-6:30 p .m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Host ed at cent er cour t. w TUNES ANDTRIVIA WITH DJ GARY PEACOCK. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 5-8 p.m.563-2222 BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY K OLLAR. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200.


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.


ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142.

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I BEFORE E’S By Jack McInturff Across 1 Like good jokes 7 Night music 11 Focus at a boxer’s school? 20 Brought out 21 Got off 22 Source of a vital supply 23 Meek Jolly Roger crewmen? 25 Rear-ends, say 26 Theater aisles, usually 27 NASA’s “Go” 28 Some reality show winners 30 Flowery welcomes 31 R.E.M. hit, with “The” 33 “Games People Play” author Eric 34 Hang behind 36 One-million link 37 Old strings 38 Sporty Italian wheels 42 Polish protector? 45 Spent the cold season (in) 46 Pro foe 48 How some soccer games end 49 N.J. neighbor 50 Selection word 51 Red-costumed actor in “Veggie Tales”? 53 Moses sent him into Canaan to spy 55 Misses some of the lecture, perhaps 56 Swedish city connected by a bridge to Copenhagen 57 Root vegetable 59 Take really short catnaps during a Henny Youngman routine? 69 Failed flier

70 Culture: Pref. 71 Collar victim 75 Spin-off starring Valerie Harper 76 Tiny nestling’s cry? 81 Sets straight 83 Mil. spud duties 84 Paddled boats 85 Raw rocks 86 Mineral involved in much litigation 88 Ownership dispute? 90 “Casey at the Bat” autobiographer 91 Barrage 92 “To Kill a Mockingbird” Pulitzer winner 93 Boston transit syst. 94 Londonderry’s river 95 R rating cause 100 Mideastern pastry dough 103 Kurdish relative 104 Confectionery collectible 105 Hair cover 106 Cry of anticipation 109 Meryl as a coquette? 112 Check before cutting 113 Stadium stratum 114 Oriole Park at __ Yards 115 Words before an important announcement 116 1974 CIA spoof 117 Hotel meetings, perhaps

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Down It’s not an original Water source Crooner Mel Giraffe relative Leaves alone Pres. during Brown v. Board of Education Chevy SUV Supermodel Wek Dessert choice French isl. south of Newfoundland

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Bean and Welles Ball girl Those, in Tenerife Obama, e.g.: Abbr. Form letters? Drug money? Zip Credit card name under a red arc Cupid’s counterpart Tropical grassland Stowe novel subtitled “A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp” NBC newsman Roger One way to get to Paris Novelist Deighton Prado pictures Old strings Boston department store founder River of Tuscany Nevada senator Time to beware Stone marker Request to a dealer Coming-out party? Like Tom Jones, by birth SDI weapons Oscar winner Patricia Missile with a feathery flight Benedict XVI, e.g. Half a dance Pen name Proverbial sword beater Occurring before: Abbr. Block ’60s Israeli prime minister Some ’Vette coverings Unites Jazz __ Dramatist Fugard Dear, in Dijon You can get down on one Illegal payments Class-conscious gps.?

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Formerly, formerly Bumpkin Fund for hammer parts? “Circle of Friends” author Binchy __-European languages Corn holder Accomplish Bone: Pref. Certain NCO Orchestra members

87 It may be taken in a parlor 88 Popular shift 89 Early communications satellite 91 Put into groups 94 Elizabethan expo 95 Turns 96 Ones against us 97 Wikipedia policy 98 Math subgroup 99 Blissful settings

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Douglas and others Gangsta rap pioneer Tibetan priest Satyr’s kin Hunted Make lace Northwestern sch. where Cougar Gold cheese is made 110 Inside info 111 Pie chart fig.

This Month in History - MARCH 19th - Congress approves Daylight Savings Time. (1918) 21st - The infamous Alcatraz prison is closed. (1963) 23rd - Patrick Henry declares “Give me liberty, or give me death!” (1775) 24th - Elvis Presley joins the U.S. Army. (1958)


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Chamber to exhibit across the border MONTREAL — The North Country Chamber of Commerce will again be exhibiting at the Montreal National Home Show, the largest annual consumer expo in Canada. This year ’s show will take place over a 10day period, Saturday, March 19, through Sunday, March 27, at Place Bonaventure in downtown Montr eal. It will featur e mor e than 500 exhibitors and mor e than 150,000 attendees from the greater Montreal region. The chamber ’s booth will featur e Plattsburgh International Airport, which has attracted great attention at the show over the last two years. In addition to marketing, chamber staff will be surveying attendees regarding the air-

port and the future services they would like to see there. All consumers will then be added to the list for the chamber ’s monthly bilingual airport newsletter, and their responses will be used in support of continued airport marketing. The chamber ’s Adirondack Coast V isitors and Convention Bureau will also be pro moting the Plattsburgh-North Country area as a tourism and shopping destination for Montrealers this year , particularly with the two currencies remaining near par. For mor e information about the show , including hours and admission costs, visit

Tax prep aid still available at Senior Center 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 are Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday extended to 6 p.m. Walk-ins only.

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Death Notices Horst Lichtenberg, 78

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Horst Lichtenberg, 78, a former r esident of Lake Placid, passed away Feb. 9, 201 1. Funeral services were held March 12 at the Keene Valley Congr egational Chur ch, Keene Valley. Burial will b e at the Norton Cemetery , Keene, at the family’s convenience.

Anthony P. Changelo, 87 PALMDALE, Calif. — Anthony P. Changelo, 87, a native of Ausable Forks, passed away Feb. 14, 2011. Funeral service will be held at St. Joseph’s Mission in Boron, Calif., April 15.

Jeanne O. Fisher, 84 LAKE CLEAR — Jeanne O. Fisher, 84, passed away Feb. 22, 2011. Funeral services were Feb. 27 at Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Saranac Lake, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial will take place at Chur ch of the Ascension Cemetery in Saranac Inn in the spring.

Patricia A. Berlat, 61

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Patricia Ann Berlat, 61, a native of Lake Placid, passed away Mar ch 3, 2011. Funeral services were held March 10 at Santa Catalina Catholic Parish, Oro Valley, Ariz.

Rita-Anneliese Filion, 61 SARATOGA SPRINGS — Rita-Anneliese Filion, 61, passed away Mar ch 4, 201 1. Funeral services were held March 9 at the Church of St. Peter , Saratoga Springs. W illiam J. Burke & Sons/Bussing and Cunnif f Funeral Homes, Saratoga Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

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Doris M. Penn, 83 SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Doris M. Penn, 83, a native of Peru, passed away Mar ch 6, 2011. Funeral services were held March 10 at St. John V ianney Church, South Burlington, and March 1 1 at St. Augustine Church, Peru. Interment will be held in the spring. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsbur gh, is in charge of arrangements.

Francis F. Dupra, 78 PLATTSBURGH — Francis F . Dupra, 78, passed away Marc h 6, 2011. Funeral services were held March 12 at Br own Funeral Home, Plattsbur gh, which was in char ge of arrangements. Entombment will be at Whispering Maples Memorial Gar dens, Plattsburgh, at a later date.

Gerald A. Bushey, 76 UTICA — Gerald A. ‘Jerry” Bushey, 76, a native of Plattsburgh, passed away March 7, 2011. Funeral services were held March 1 1 at St. Peter ’s Chur ch, North Utica. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Utica.

Roma J. Castine Jr., 75

Paul Barker Jr., 53

Kenneth B. Lamoy, 64

Russell R. Tolosky, 85 CHATEAUGAY — Russell R. Tolosky, 85, a native of Altona, passed away March 10, 2011. Funeral services wer e March 14 at St. Patrick’s Chur ch, Chateaugay. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chateaugay.

Merrice Wyant, 83 ELIZABETHTOWN — Merrice W yant, 83, passed away March 10, 2011. Funeral services were held March 14 at the United Congregational Church, Elizabethtown. Burial will be in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown. W .M. Marvin’s Sons Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, is in char ge of arrangements.

Joseph L. Babbie, 83 CHAMPLAIN — Joseph L. Babbie, 83, passed away Mar ch 10, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held Mar ch 17 at St. Mary’s Church, Champlain. Ross Funeral Home, Mooers, was in char ge of arrangements.

Mary Hill, 81 PLATTSBURGH — Mary “Pat” Hill, 81, passed away March 12, 2011. Funeral services were held March 15 at St. John’s Church, Plattsburgh. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

William E. McGuire, 64 MASSENA — William E. McGuire, 64, passed away Marc h 10, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held Mar ch 14, at St. Joseph’s Church, Massena. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery , Massena. Phillips Memorial Home, Massena, is in charge of arrangements.

Tyler P. Haudberg, 4 PERU — Tyler P hilip H audberg, 4, passed away March 11, 2011. Funeral services were held March 14 at Hamilton Funeral Home, Per u, which was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley C. LaBarge, 87

CHAMPLAIN — Paul Barker Jr., 53, passed away Mar ch 5, 2011. Funeral services were held March 9 at Ross Funeral Home, Mooers, which was in char ge of arrangements.

PERU — Kenneth B. Lamoy , 64, passed away Mar ch 9, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held March 12 at St. Augustine’s Church, Peru. Hamilton Funeral Home, Per u, was in char ge of arrangements.

Anne T. Dennis, 95

PLATTSBURGH — Shirley C. LaBarge, 87, passed away March 11, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held March 14 at St. Alexander ’s Church, Morrisonville. Entombment was at Whispering Maples Mausoleum, Plattsburgh. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Trevor Dell, 78

Gladys M. Thompson, 84

Andrew W. Chartier, 82

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PLATTSBURGH — Phyllis A. Gokey, 82, formerly of Rouses Point, passed away Mar ch 6, 2011. Funeral services were held March 10 at St. Patrick’s Church, Rouses Point. Interment will be at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mooers. M.B. Clark Funeral Home, Rouses Point, is in charge of arrangements.

LEWIS — Jeanne Ruth Pulsifer, 61, passed away Mar ch 4, 2011. Funeral services were held March 10 at Zaumetzer -Sprague Funeral Home, AuSable Forks, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the spring in Lewis Cemetery.

KEENE V ALLEY — Anne Townsend Pyle Dennis passed away Mar ch 5, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held Mar ch 1 2 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, Keene Valley. Interment will be on Monhegan Island, Maine, in August. W .M. Marvin’s Sons Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, is in char ge of arrangements.

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Phyllis A. Gokey, 82

WEST CHAZY — Roma J. Castine Jr., 75, passed away Marc h 8, 2011. Funeral services were held March 12 at St. Alexander ’s Church, Morrisonville. Entombment will follow in Whispering Maples Memorial Gar dens, Plattsburgh. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsbur gh, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanne R. Pulsifer, 61

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ingburgh. John J. Sanvidge was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Troy.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Andrew W. Chartier, 82, passed away Mar ch 6, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held Mar ch 1 1 at St. Augustine’s Chur ch, Lans-

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KEESEVILLE — Trevor “Ted” Dell, passed away March 9, 2011. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Keeseville Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane. A reception will follow the service for continued fellowship. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, is in char ge of arrangements.

Robert J. Morrow, 62 PLATTSBURGH — Robert J. Morrow, 62, passed away March 9, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held March 12, 2011 at Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge of arrangements.

AUSABLE CHASM — Gladys Margaret “Peggy” Thompson, 84, passed away March 13, 2011. Funeral services wer e held March 15 at AuSable Chasm Cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley A. Bruno, 79 PLATTSBURGH — Shirley A. LeClair Br uno, 79, passed away March 13, 2011. Funeral services were held March 15 at Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial w ill b e i n t he s pring i n t he Port Douglas Cemetery.

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for weekly regional newspaper group. Applicants must have strong communication and writing skills, be versed in digital photography as well as Apple Computer Systems. Journalism experience, as well as a working knowledge of Quark Xpress and Photoshop preferred, but will train the right individual. The chosen applicant will format and edit copy, write articles of general community interest, take photographs, and assist as needed in helping publish quality community newspapers. Generous wage, health insurance, paid time off, matching retirement program and life insurance offered. This is an opportunity to work for a 60 yearold independently owned company with an excellent business and financial reputation, that is growing. 88003

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March 19 - 25, 2011

Help Wanted

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March 19 - 25, 2011

20010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 8,924 mi.

2009 TOYOTA YARIS S 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 20,576 mi.

2009 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 16,226 mi.

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

2009 NISSAN MAXIMA SV 4 Dr., V6, Auto, Air, Leather, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped 31,106 mi.

2008 SUBARU LEGACY I LTD AWD 4 Dr., Auto, Air,Leather, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped, 45,845 mi

2008 ALTIMA COUPE 2.5S 2 Dr., Auto, Air, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped, 23,596 mi

2008 NISSAN ROGUE SL AWD 4 Dr., 4 Cyl., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped 35,571 mi

2008 SATURN VUE XR AWD 4 Dr., V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped 47,725 mi

2008 NISSAN VERSA 1.8S 4 Dr. Sedan, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 43,822 mi.

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

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

2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S 4 Dr., 4 Cyl., Auto, Air, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped, 36,849 mi.

2007 NISSAN XTERRA S 4X4 V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped 51,839 mi.

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

2007 NISSAN MAXIMA SE 4 Dr., V6, Auto, Air, Leather, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped 38,015 mi.

2007 TOYOTA RAV4 AWD, 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 50,754 mi.

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

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

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

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

2007 HONDA CIVIC LX 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 40,328 mi.

2007 SUBARU LEGACY GT LTD 4 Dr., 5 Spd., AWD, Leather, P/Sunroof, Fully Equipped 40,067 mi.

2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT V6, Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 52,063 mi.

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

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

2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 41,992 mi.

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

2004 PONTIC GRAND AM 4 Dr., 4 Cyl., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 82,322 mi.

2004 FORD FOCUS SE 4 Dr., Auto, Air, Fully Equipped, 22,678 mi.

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