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NY restores money to re-open Beekmantown Gateway Center Center closed in 2010 due to budget cuts


Binghamton in 2010, Duprey, Sen. Betty Little and tourism of ficials fr om throughout the state fought for the centers to stay open, This story was first posted arguing that they help orion-line April 1 at 2:35 p.m., ent travelers to New York at state. In the end, the hamton center stayed open, and the Beekmantown center was closed. BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown But local legislators lobbied this year to reGateway Welcome Center will r e-open this store the money for Beekmantown. year now that lawmakers inAlbany have re“It’s never been far away from the focus,” stored money in the 2011-12 state budget for Duprey said. “Sen. Little was instr umental the center ’s operation. with this.” Assemblywoman Janet Dupr ey, R-PlattsLittle could not be reached for comment. burgh, confirmed on April 1 that the new Garry Douglas, pr esident of the Plattsstate budget, appr oved on Mar ch 31, inburgh-North Country Chamber of Comcludes $196,000 to re -open the Gateway Welmerce, said he is pleased with the news, and come Center, which serves as a visitor cenit didn’t come as a surprise. ter for southbound travelers on I-87, the “We were very confident that AssemblyAdirondack Northway, and is popular with woman Dupr ey and Sen. Little would get Canadians. this done,” Douglas said. “I think we know the value of the center,” There are two dimensions to the funding Duprey said. “It is definitely the gateway of situation for the Beekmantown center that Canada into the United States, including need to be addressed, according to Douglas. tourist destinations like Lake Geor ge and One is economic and the other is political. beyond.” “It couldn’t come at a better time,” DouWhen state legislators and then Gov . glas said, referring to the upcoming summer David Paterson proposed shutting down the season and that the center’s re-opening this Gateway Centers in Beekmantown and spring will have a positive impact on the er -

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Beekmantown Gateway Visitor Center on the Adirondack Northway. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

gion’s economy. The Canadian economy has been strong, and that was evident with the increase in Canadian shoppers in 2010. He expects that trend to continue this year. “Canadians are the main users of the center,” Douglas said. As for the closi ng of the Beekmantown center in December 2010, Douglas asserted that the move to de-fund the facility was politically motivated, an effort to do harm to a Republican-held ar ea fr om a state government controlled by Democrats. He ques-

tioned why the Beekmantown center was shut down while theBinghamton center was kept open. “This is a r eturn to fairness,” Douglas said. The Adirondack Regional Tourism Council (ARTC) has held the contract to operate the Gateway W elcome Center in Beekmantown and has pr ovided visitor information and staffed the building since 1990. When contacted April 1, ARTC Executive See CENTER, continued on page 12


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Group hosting forum to talk turkey about raising chickens By Jeremiah S. P apineau

raised,” said Butdorf. “And, the amount of the effort needed by the city is minimal.” The process would require making a few amendments to the city’s zoning or diPLATTSBURGH — Doug Butdorf doesn’t nances to allow for poultry management, necessarily want to see a chicken in every said Butdorf. Existing zoning laws for the yard in the city of Plattsbur gh, but he does building of sheds and other smaller strucwant to get a discussion going about raising tures could potentially cover the issue of a limited number of chickens within city someone raising chickens wanting to inlimits. stall a coop, he added. The issue is one being raised by Butdorf Anne Lenox Barlow, another pr oponent and a group of city residents interested in of poultry procurement behind organizing producing their own eggs and having a the for um, said she’s learned of others in source of organic compost and fertilizer for the city interested in raising chickens, cittheir gar dens. Curr ently, city zoning or diing a need for an open discussion on the nances prohibit the keeping of all livestock, matter. including chickens. However, a forum slat“I don’t think everybody in the city ed for this Tuesday, April 12, will seek input wants a chicken in their backyar d, but from members of the community as to there’s a decent number of people as the lowhether o r n ot th e c ity c ouncil s hould b e cal food movement gr ows and people ar e approached to change zoning laws in favor concerned about the quality and consistenof raising chickens. cy of their food,” said Barlow. “We want to find out who wants to do it “We want to show we’re making a deliband who doesn’t,” said Butdorf. “People are erative pr ocess to engage the community on the pro side, people are on the con side. Let’s get them together, talk a bit about it so Doug Butdorf and Anne Lenox Barlow hold a young chicken. The pullet is an example of the kind of poultry they and really assess what’s happening so the common council doesn’t have to go that parties are educated. We want to bring and a group of like-minded residents would like to raise within city limits. all sides of the discussion to table.” Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau through all that work themselves,” said Butdorf. “We’re not trying to bully anyone Raising chickens in an urban setting is not politically. We’re trying to help the process a groundbreaking practice, said Butdorf. even hit across Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vt., where and engage the community in discussion.” Throughout New York State, cities like Binghamton, that city allows for a maximum of four chickens to be raised The discussion this T uesday — titled “Urban Chickens: Rochester, Saratoga Springs and even New York City have per household. An Open Forum” — will be held at City Hall beginning at 7 zoning ordinances in place which allow forthe practice. The “The reality is that numerous cities have ordinances that p.m. “urban poultry” movement, as it has come to be known, has have specific limits to the number of chickens that can be



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Earth Day celebration, other activities slated By Jeremiah S. Papineau

PLATTSBURGH — Though it’s only er cognized on the calendar one day a year, there’s one gr oup that feels every day should be Earth Day. The Every Day Earth Day Committee, consisting of concerned local residents, will host its second annual Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 16, at the Plattsbur gh Farmers and Crafters Market Pavilion on Durkee Street. The idea behind the event each year is to get people thinking about making mor e environmentally-conscious decisions and how little steps can add up to a big positive impact on the earth, said Sarah L. Cr onk-Duquette, one of the event’s organizers. This year ’s celebration will have a lar ger focus on the aspect of growing foods locally,

she added. “One of the things we’re focusing on this year is growing local,” said Cronk-Duquette. “We’re going to have people there teaching canning, Cornell Cooperative Extension will have Master Gar deners ther e ... and we’ll have CSAs, orchards and farmers presenting what they do on an everyday basis.” “Our focus this year is r eally on gr owing local and seeing the benefits of that instead of going to the supermarket,” she added. The Earth Day celebration will once again kick of f at the Durkee Str eet pavilion at 12 p.m., however, those attending ar e encouraged to participate in a “People Power ed Pick-up” on their way to the event, which encourages people to pick up trash as they walk or bike to the pavilion. “We’re hoping people will decide to keep their cars in the garage this year and bike, walk, run however they want to get down to

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the farmers market and pick up litter along the way,” said Cronk-Duquette, adding trash receptacles will be on site to dispose of r efuse. The official kick-off to the celebration will consist of opening announcements, pr esentation of “Gr een Recognitions” to selected businesses, or ganizations and individuals who embody of the values and goals of the Every Day Earth Day committee, and a ribbon-cutting, with a ribbon made fr om old plastic bags. The annual plot holder lottery for the Plattsburgh Community Garden will also be held that day. First and second grade students from Bailey Avenue Elementary School will perform a kid’s play at 2 p.m., followed by a live performance of original Earth Day songs by Pat Ostrander. Eat.Sleep.Funk. is also slated to perform during the event. Throughout the afternoon, the celebration will also include various kid-friendly events, including face painting, seed planting, worm composting and a story hour . Kids and adults can bring their bikes to the event as there will be bike safety information provided by Paul and Corinna Maggy of Mountain Riders. Michelle Ouellette and youth group members of Unitarian Universal Fellowship will be making nontoxic household cleaners during the event. A per ennial swap, in which people bring a per ennial and swap with another brought by someone else, will also be held. Information tables will also be set up by local organizations and individuals, providing

Other eco-friendly events The League of Women Voters of Plattsburgh and the Learn and Serve America will host their annual Environmental/Global Youth Awareness Fair this Sunday, April 10, at Champlain Centre, 60 Smithfield Blvd., from 12 to 2 p.m. People can visit various tables throughout the mall being run by government officials and community partners, speaking about environmental and global issues. For more information about the awareness fair, call Karen McCarthy at 562-9009. • •  • The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has planned a film festival in conjunction with local Earth Day festivities. The church, located at 4 Palmer St., will show the documentary “Renewal: Stories from Americaʼs Religious-Environmental Movement,” Monday, April 18. The film focuses on stories of eight Americans of different faiths who are motivated by their spiritual and religious convictions to become better stewards of the environment. “Dirty Business: Clean Coal and the Battle for Our Energy Future,” will be shown Tuesday, April 19. The film centers around the public relations campaign promoting “clean coal” as a solution to the planetʼs energy and climate problems. On Wednesday, April 20, the film “Fighting Goliath: The Texas Coal Wars” will be shown, highlighting the story of people in Texas fighting “a high-stakes battle for clean air.” Showings will begin nightly at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church at 561-6920.

information on various topics. “And, if anyone wants to have a table there, we’r e asking people to contact Marti Martin as soon as possible at 593-5072,” said Cronk-Duquette. Food will be pr ovided by a local vendor . People ar e also encouraged to visit downtown restaurants. For more information, contact Cr onk-Duquette at 593-3334 or visit

Mayor’s Cup planning under way Event to again include landlubber, seafaring activities PLATTSBURGH — The Sunrise Rotary Club and city of Plattsburgh have unveiled plans for this year ’s Mayor ’s Cup and Regatta Festival. The 34th annual event — to be held Thursday, July 7, through Sunday, July 10 — will this year coincide with the State University of New York at Plattsbur gh Alumni Weekend, which is anticipated to incr ease attendance at Mayor’s Cup events. Mayor’s Cup will kick of f July 7 with live music downtown and the 5th annual Boat Parade of Lights beginning at W ilcox Dock and ending at the Plattsbur gh Boat Basin of f Dock Street. The Naked T urtle will host the Alumni Weekend barbecue the night of Friday, July 8, with entertainment pr ovided by Glass Onion that night at the Lions Club Bandshell downtown. Mayor ’s Cup events will incre ase that Saturday, July 9, beginning with the r egatta at the Plattsburgh Boat Basin and the “Round the Island” kayak race at V alcour Island, both starting at 9 a.m. The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will also begin hosting activities downtown at that time,

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with pony rides, medieval jousting, tre asure hunts and other family-oriented activities expected to round out the day. Other events that day will include the Mayor ’s Cup Regatta awar ds at the Naked Turtle and performances by the Legends of Southern Rock and Rick Davies and the Bearcat Ramblers at the Lions Club Bandshell befor e a fir eworks celebration downtown. On July 10, the weekend will begin to wind down, starting with the CVPH Mountain to Lake Bike Ride starting at CVPH Medical Center and variety show Cir cus Smirkus at Plattsbur gh City Beach. Cir cus Smirkus will have a second performance that Monday, July 11. The Mayor ’s Cup W eb site, www, and city Web site,,will have more information about the event as it becomes available. For more information, contact the Mayor ’s Cup Landlubber Events Committee at 5637701, Waterfront Events Committee at 5655595, and Arts Events Committee at 5631604.

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Clinton County Firefighters association honors members By Jeremiah S. Papineau

In his nomination, Martin, was commended for his 16 years of fire service and for serving “selflessly” and exceeding “every expectation.” “This is someone who, if ther e was never another fir e, would have met their goal [of ensuring safety], but until then, will continue to touch the lives of everyone they work with,” the letter stated.

ALTONA — Fir efighters and emergency medical service pr oviders from across the county have been r ecognized for their commitment to service by the Clinton County Firefighters Association. The r ecognition was given during the association’s annual banquet at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall The honor of EMS Pr ovider of the April 2. During this year ’s event, the Year went to Michael Stafford of Morassociation named its Fir efighter of risonville EMS. the Year, EMS Provider of the Year and In the letter nominating Stafford for Fire Police of theYear and gave awards the award, he was credited with offerfor meritorious service. ing “constant interaction with the captain and assistant captain” and for having an “ability to r eality with his Kent Martin of the Beekmantown Volunteer Fire Department was chosen peers” that helped corr ect a lack of for the honor of Firefighter of the Year. participation in the squad.A four-year



member of the squad, Staf ford was also credited for being a supporter of community events like Relay for Life, further helping the squad’s positive image.

FIRE POLICE OF THE YEAR Gil Liberty of the Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department was named Fir e Police of the Year. In his nomination, Liberty was r ecognized for being one who “will step up to do any jobs asked” whether “in his department, two counties in which he is a member of, as well as on the state and regional level.” In addition, the Pr esident’s Award was given to Peter Peryea with the Cumberland Head Volunteer Fire Department. That award is given to an individual that has pr ovided dedicated service to the association.

The Clinton County Firefighters Association honored some of its own April 2 during the association’s annual banquet at the R ainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall in Alt ona. Award recipients were: President’s Award — Peter Peryea, Cumberland Head Fire Department; Firefighter of theYear — Kent Martin, Beekmantown Fire Department; EMS Provider of the Year — Michael Stafford, Morrisonville EMS; Fire Police of the Year —Gil Liberty, Keeseville Fire Department. Pictured, from left, are Liberty, Martin, and Eugene Carroll, accepting on behalf of Stafford. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

Firefighter, EMS recruits being sought during special event this weekend By Jeremiah S. P apineau

“That’s why we’re putting on a big push with this event,” said Day . “We want to bolster the ranks of the fire and EMS departments. We need to find new ways to try to attract more people to PLATTSBURGH — Fir e and emer gency pervolunteering.” sonnel are hoping to add more members to their The recruitment event this weekend will be an ranks. opportunity to highlight the duties and rewards The Clinton/Essex County Fir e and EMS Rethat come with being a volunteer fir efighter or cruitment a nd R etention C ommittee w ill t ake EMS pr ovider, with the hope doing so will get part in the first-ever statewide Unified Fir efightmore interested in giving of their time. er Recruitment weekend this Satur day, April 9, The lar gest challenge facing departments, and S unday, April 1 0. L ocal f ire d epartments said Day, is time. will open their doors to ar ea r esidents, giving “Everybody’s got so much going on in their them an opportunity to learn what it takes to be lives these days with family events, a lot mor e a volunteer fir efighter or emer gency medical sporting and extracurricular activities with kids, service provider. people working second jobs trying to make ends Eric Day, dir ector of the Clinton County Ofmeet ... the time factor is the biggest thing that fice of Emergency Services, said he has seen a decomes up against volunteering,” said Day , cline in those volunteering in the world of fir eadding the cost of attending training comes in at fighting and EMS over the last 20 years. a close second.

Regardless, volunteer departments need man- helping your friends and neighbors,” said Day. Throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, depower. partments will conduct tours of their station, “If we don’t have help, we’re still getting the trucks out the doors, but in many cases and dur- firefighter apparatus and equipment. Departing the daytime especially, the numbers get kind ment members will discuss the r equirements to be a volunteer , and how to get involved in the of thin and departments have to call neighbordepartment. ing departments to help them,” said Day. “And, Those inter ested in mor e information or in sometimes it takes two or thr ee departments to volunteering at a fir e department or EMS put together a response for event the most basic provider in Clinton or Essex counties may call of calls, let alone a large working fire.” 728-4698 or 573-8920. Having an understa nding and appr eciation for that is something Day hopes people will walk away with this weekend, even if they don’t end up wanting to become a volunteer. “We just want to generate some interest in people helping their community . It’s about Marys ~ Faviana ~ Alyce ~ Mori Lee

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A list of hidden health care costs

n an ideal world, nearly every dollar that is expended towar d health car e would be spent on evaluation, testing, treatment or pr evention of disease and injury. The goal would be to expend all the money on improving the health of the population being cover ed. In this country , that is currently not the case, and ther e are several reasons.

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The first area is administrative costs of our health insurance system. When an insurance company r eceives payment of pr emiums, the money is used in three basic ways. First is for the actual expendiDavid G. Welch, M.D. ture for health Thoughts from care services. Behind the Stethoscope Collectively within the insurance industry this is known as the Medical Loss Ratio. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, this ratio should not be less than 80 percent. This still means that four out of every five dollars paid in as insurance pr emiums is spent on the other two items, including the cost of r unning the company. I once calculated that it took the entire premium of 6,500 policy holders just to pay the salary of the pr esident of one lar ge insurance company. Two percent of all premium dollars is spent by the insurance companies just to “cr edential” the physician panel of providers in most managed car e programs. For a company that is “for profit,” the third item is payment of dividends to the shar eholders. The second area of hidd en expense involves the cost of the pr ovider to “pr ocess the claim.”This is the billing function. Since the patient does not usually pay cash on the spot for the service, the provider must have a billing staff to create a bill, send it on to the insurance company or companies and await payment. If ther e is a co-pay it should be collected at the time of the service but often is collected after the fact. If the patient has a deductible on the insurance, See HEALTH, page 7

n a day and age wher e the tax burden gr ows at a faster rate than most incomes, municipal leaders — and r esidents — ar e looking at consolidating services or entire government entities to save money . And, rightly so. Most recently, a r esident called for the village board in Champlain to formally study the dissolution pr ocess. Disgruntled that the board opted not to move forwar d, he now is spearheading a petition drive, attempting to get signatures of 10 percent of village voters to for ce a public vote, which is allowed under state law. The mayor, on the other hand, sees no substantial savings to taxpayers in merging with the town, saying fixed costs like the village’s water and sewer department would not go away after being absorbed by the town. Just to the south, in the city and town of Plattsbur gh, the topic has come up about the two municipalities merging. Again, there are conflicting opinions. Supervisor Bernie Bassett and Mayor Don Kasprzak have chimed in, with Kasprzak in favor and Bassett against. Bassett said he doesn’t want the town to bear the financial bur den of the city, but Kasprzak contends the city’s finances have impr oved s ince he took office. Yet, the cost of running a consolidated government could prove to cost more in the long run, according to Bassett. There are instances where one government has pr oven to be mor e ef ficient, however. In T iconderoga, the former village dissolved into the town in 1992. Former Supervisor Michael Connery said the decision was one he and then Mayor Michael Diskin worked on together. Connery said when the International Paper mill moved outside the village and into the town, it left villagers facing a tremendous tax burden. Mer ging the village into the town made for a more equal distribution of the tax base, he said. At the same time, r edundancy was eliminated as was the cost of paying the village boar d. Services did not suffer and no jobs were lost — which is always a contentious issue in these

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matters. “It was seamless,” Diskin said, noting that having no police or fir e department in the village helped sell the case for dissolution. Consolidation has also been discussed for several years in the town and village of Lake Geor ge and the two municipalities r ecently decided to study the consolidation of their public works departments. Kudos to the town and village for spending $3,500 on this study . Now they just have to agree on a firm to conduct the study. It seems the town distrusts the village to pick a company that would treat both parties equally. In places like Lake George and Tupper Lake, where town and village officials continu ously bicker and distrust each other, perhaps they would be better off putting personal grudges aside and streamlining operations by merging departments where possible to save taxpayers money. Is consolidation the answer? How about village dissolution? Probably not in every circumstance, but it certainly warrants study — even if it costs time and money to do so. Grant money is available for this, and unless studies are conducted, taxpayers will never have a clear answer whether consolidation of services would be in their best inter est financially. Elected officials owe it to their constituency to operate as lean and ef ficiently as possible, even if that r equires the difficult decision of giving up their own jobs in the process — as was done with the T iconderoga village board. If of ficials will not take it upon themselves to r ule out consolidation to save money , then the law allows voters t o r ise u p a nd f orce a p ublic vote based on the will of the people. That is precisely what is happening in Champlain. And we commend them for it.

This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Lindsay Yandon, Fred Herbst, Lou Varricchio, Keith Lobdell, Jer emiah Papineau, Andy Flynn and John Gereau. Comments may be directed to

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Insurance fraud perpetrators face new challenge On Mar ch 23, the New York State Senate passed a bill, sponsor ed by Senator James Sewar d, which would make it a felony to intentionally cause a vehicle collision. The legislation, now going to the New York State Assembly for consideration, would hopefully be a deterrent for the criminals who prey on innocent motorists in an ef fort to benefit fr om insurance fraud. Auto accident or no-fault insurance fraud is a significant problem in New York. One example of a fraud scenario involves intentionally causing an auto accident, and er cruiting those involved in the accident to go to medical facilities that are illegally controlled by non-physicians and that generate excessive and fraudulent medical bills. Most individuals taking unfair advantage of New York’s broken no-fault system are organized, calculating, and part of a big business. In essence, these individuals are imposing a “fraud tax” on honest, hardworking New Yorkers by gaming the auto insurance system. This is an example of what is driving our state’s no-fault automobile insurance fraud crisis. In fact, accor ding to the Insurance Information Institute, no-fault fraud and abuse cost New Yorkers about $241 million in 2010 (in the form of higher pr emiums) and, in addition to costing hundr eds of millions of dollars, put New Yorkers at risk of injury or worse. Allstate Insurance Company applauds Senator Sewar d and the New York State Senate for their ef forts. No-fault fraud is costing New Yorkers money, and without the support of our lawmakers, incidents of fraud will continue to increase. We all need to ask our state senators and our r epresentatives in the assembly to enact comprehensive, meaningful no-fault insurance r eform that puts citizens of New York first. Krista Conte Allstate Insurance Company

rights (including applying for NYS Office of Victim Services compensation), support, and advocacy. All of these services are free and confidential. Victims of domestic violence and other crimes are encouraged to contact STOP Domestic V iolence/BHSN at 1-888563-6904. Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to call the Sexual Assault Services/PPNCNY 24hour hotline at 1-877-2122323. The Clinton County Advocacy Center, located at the Clinton County Pr obation Department, may be reached by calling at 565-4648. The NYS Police Troop B Crime V ictim Specialist may be r eached at 897-2090. All of these crime victim service providers are here for you and ready to listen. When we pr omote justice for victims in our community , we promote justice for all. Jessica Nunn Provost STOP Domestic Violence/Behavioral Health Services North Louis Davis Clinton County Advocacy Center, Clinton County Probation Dept. Sandy Esposito Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York Molly Nichols New York State Police Troop B

Outraged over arrest for untaxed cigarettes

A friend of mine took a trip up her e took a day on the slopes, and got busted for having thr ee cartons of untaxed cigarettes, and was char ged with a felony for $3,500 in untaxed cigar ettes, by a r oadblock right outside where the reservation ends, and the state highway begins. Did you know about this? Of course not, and here’s why. New York State will advertise that they ar e having a STOPDWI checkpoint during the holidays. A Click It or T icket campaign, and a Safe Kids Campaign (car seats), by using National Crime V ictims Rights W eek is r ecognized this year the week ofApril 10-April 16. Victims of all crimes have all forms of media, to let you know they will be out ther e. important, irrevocable rights and deserve to be treated with So, why not advertise a single individual who is carrying more than thr ee cartons of tax fr ee smokes can be char ged fairness, dignity, and r espect. During a time of crisis and thereafter, it can be a confusing and intimidating task to nav- with smuggling? New York State midnight law passing. Russell Scandria, Adirondack Tobacco Free Network (who igate your way as the victim thro ugh the various steps of the exploit children to send their message), and the Campaign civil and/or criminal systems. You are not alone. for A Smoke Free New York, didn’t want you to know. These In our community, there are resources available to provide people don’t mind bragging in the media that raising taxes help. Services available include information about your

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Health Continued from page 6 the company will pay only a portion of the claim. This means a second bill back to the patient. It is estimated that the cost of pr ocessing and sending in a single claim is about $6-7 each time it is processed. One also has to realize that each insurance company has different rules and systems for the claims submission. This has a hidden cost in that providers would much rather do a few expensive procedures instead of many smaller ones. Hospital billing is equally complex and consumes enormous amounts of manpower. Many patients have more than one insurance plan and still have a part left over for self pay. That means a minimum of

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three separate billings to collect one fee. A third area of hidden cost is that associated with liability risk by the provider. This is the so called malpractice issue. The cost of buying malpractice insurance is a significant cost for every pr ovider. This is true of hospitals as well as for physicians and other health car e pr oviders. Even r elatively small hospitals like we have in the Adirondack Park often pay $1 million or more per year for coverage. Some larg er hospitals in bigger cities pay over $100 million per year . Individual physicians pay anywhere from $10-15,000 for low-risk specialties to over $300,000 for some higher -risk specialties each year. Perhaps however, much more subtle in the liability realm is the cost of “defensive medicine.” This means that we have to or der

on a pack of cigarettes reduces smoking, when in fact, it let’s New Yorkers go to the r eservations to avoid the excessive tax, which is why former Governor Paterson attempted to tax the Indians for gambling. Lottery tickets versus slot machines equals lost tax revenue. The sad part is, my friend was char ged with $3,500, a felony, under the price per pack if he bought them in a New York City Qwiki-mart, instead of the tax free price he paid, $750. Felony versus a Class A misdemeanor . Mr . Sciandra and his cr onies should just admit it. Raising taxes on cigarettes doesn’t deter future smokers, it gives Russell job security. He and others ar e already crying because Gov. Cuomo cut their budget. Their solution? Raise the tax to $3 per pack. If raising taxes on cigarettes is not about job security, then why aren’t Mr. Sciandra and his “saviors” asking to raise the price on the tax fr ee gas I buy , befor e I buy my tax-fr ee cigar ettes. Answer: $2.25 per pack stacks up better than 45 cents per gallon. Under their thinking, my friend should have also been charged with smuggling 30 gallons of tax-fr ee gas to transport the tax free cigarettes. Ninety-nine percent of the people who buy reservation cigarettes, fill up first. Russell would know this, if he could findAltona on a map. Too bad his map ends at Albany, and his head is ... Peter J. Moore West Chazy

Scholarships out there for students Community foundations could not do what they do without the generosity of our friends and neighbors.Adirondack Community Trust (ACT), the community foundation serving the Adirondack region, gives over $150,000 each year to support scholarships for local students. There are currently a variety of scholarships available to students looking for financial aid to supplement college tuition. For those interested contact the guidance counselor at school or visit If you are, or know of a student planning on attending college or university for either medical school, journalism, teaching, law or general studies, please visit the site. ACT helps people support the causes that matter to them by creating charitable funds that give back to our community both now and in the future. Our donors realize that they got wher e they ar e in life because of their education, and they understand the high cost of college today and they want to help. If you would like to find out more about donating to or establishing a fund or r eceiving a scholarship, contact us at P.O. Box 288, Lake Placid N.Y . 12946 or call 523-9904. The deadlines ar e fast appr oaching for most applications, the soonest of which is coming up on April 11, 2011. Andrea Grout Executive Assistant Adirondack Community Trust

tests to rule out pathology even if the likelihood of pathology is low. It means that there are many tests done that pr obably ar e not medically necessary but are “legally” necessary because if we don’t do them and something does go wr ong we will be in an indefensible position. A fourth area of hidden expense is in meeting the “documentation or cr edentialing” needs to practice. Several years ago when I was af filiated with Glens Falls Hospital they did a survey of the number of dif ferent entities that performed some kind of inspection or survey of that facility in a given year. The number was over 100 and ranged fr om the local fir e department to the elevator inspectors on one end to the Joint Commission on Health Care Organizations and State Health Department

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on the other end. In the private of fice it is not quite that bad but the number of organizations or agencies we have to r eport to each year runs in the dozens. The time spent filing reports, documenting information and processing r equests adds up very quickly and again that cost is passed on to the patient. In summary, there are many hidden costs in the health car e system that r esult in spending a lot of money on things other than direct car e to the patient. In a perfect system, nearly every dollar would be spent on preventive, diagnostic studies or treatment. We should be able to build a mor e efficient system. David G. Welch, M.D. lives in Lake Placid.

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Corinna’s Workout of the Month

Having fun with tomatoes


was recently perusing several gar dening Web pages, when I came across an article titled “15 Fun Ideas for Gr owing Tomatoes.” The article mainly focused on different ways to keep your tomatoes up off the ground. The ideas ranged fr om tomato cages to individual stakes to tepees to using metal spirals. Keeping your tomatoes up off the gr ound is an important thing to consider when planning a garden. Tomatoes are technically a vine. They will happily grow along the ground, but this creates more soil to fruit contact and less air circulation. Both of these circ umstances increase the likelihood of fungal diseases. In addition, it is much easier to maintain and harvest a tomato plant from a standing position than it is on your hands and knees! But, before you decide how you ar e going to keep your tomato vines upright, it is important to understand what type of tomato plant you have in your garden. Some tomatoes ar e known as indeterminate. As long as the weather is warm, these plants will continue to gr ow in height. As they grow, the plant will set new flowers so there are always tomatoes in varying degrees of ripeness on the vine. Other tomatoes ar e what we call determinate plants. These tomatoes only gr ow to a

certain height. All of the flowers are produced at about the same time and therefore, all of the plant’s fr uit ripens within a short time period. The typical tomato cages sold at har dware stor es and garden centers work well for determinate tomato varieties, but are typically too short for indeterminate varieties that can easily grow five feet tall in good soil and weather conditions. Alternatively , six-foot tall stakes, fence panels, or tepees ar en’t r eally necessary for a tomato that is only going to r each a height of four feet no matter how good the soil or growing conditions are that year. There are quite a few creative ideas on how to stake tomatoes. Generally, all cherry tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes ar e indeterminate. Hybrid tomatoes, such as Early Girl and Better Boy, can be either depending on the variety. If you are confused as to whether or not your tomatoes are determinate or indeterminate, simply read the plant’s catalog description, package, tag, call your cooperative extension of fice, or ask a gar den center ’s employee. Anne Lenox Barlow is a professional horticulturist who enjoys gardening with her family in Plattsburgh. She also chro nicles her gardening experiences at her blog www .northcountrygarden. She can be reached at a.lenox.barlow@gmail. com


his 10-minute workout is suitable for beginners to athletes, and will help build strength in your cor e, incr ease balance, and strengthen all of the major muscle groups in your body. Perform one set of 12 r epetitions for each exer cise. Remember to please check with your physician before beginning any exercise program. This workout can be done up to 3 times a week on non-consecutive days.


Floor Bridge: Lie on back with knees bent, feet flat and shoulder -width apart. Draw-in belly button and squeeze butt muscles. Lift pelvis off floor until knees, hips and shoulders are in line, pushing thr ough heels. Slowly lower your pelvis back to the floor.


Single-leg Bicep Curl to Over head Press: Stand on one leg with your feet pointed straight ahead and placed shoulder -width apart. Balance on one foot while curling the dumbbell to your chest. Next, press the dumbbell over head, fully extending your arms.  Return the dumbbell to your chest and repeat the exercise.

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Squat Jumps with Stabilization: Stand with feet straight and shoulder -width apart. Draw-in belly button and squeeze butt muscles. Jump up, raising arms above head, and land softly; hold two seconds.


Chest/Push-Ups: Begin in push-up position with feet together and toes on floor; hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Draw-in belly button and squeeze butt muscles. With flat back, slowly lower body towar d floor , lowering and squeezing shoulder blades. Push up to starting position - do not jut head forwar d. To make this exercise easier you can start by bringing your knees to the ground or by doing them with your hands on the wall. Back/Floor Cobra: Lie on your stomach with your arms extended alongside your body , palms facing the floor. Draw-in your navel, contract your glutes (butt muscles) and pinch your shoulder blades together.  Next, lift your chest and hands of f the floor at the same time, keeping your arms straight.  Hold the top position for two seconds. Slowly lower yourself down to the starting position. Legs/Single-Leg Squats: Stand with feet straight and hip-width apart. Lift chest, tuck chin and place hands on hips. Squeeze butt muscles, balance on one leg and lift other directly beside it. Squat as if sitting into chair, only come down as far as you are comfortable, keep your knee in-line with toe; hold two seconds. Return to start position. Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal T rainer and Corr ective Exer cise Specialist. She can be reached at 605-3549 or

Our Adirondack Humane Society N Furry Friends Our Furry Friends is a weekly feature brought to you by Denton Publications. For more information about these and other fine pets available for adoption, contact: Adirondack Humane Society 134 Idaho Ave., Plattsburgh




St. John Feral Cat Fund


randy and Per cie ar e two adoptable kittens that will be vaccinated and altere d before they are available for adoption. Brandy would be the perfect pet for someone with patience and a quiet environment and Percie would make an excellent outdoor pet.

Brandy and Percie

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St. John Feral Cat Fund (Located in PetsMart Adoption Center) 67 Consumer Square, Plattsburgh


Elmore SPCA 510 Arthur Road, Peru


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eeko is a 2-year-old brindle Akita/pit bull mix who is really smart and a very quick learner but needs a home where someone understands the two breeds. He needs to be an only pet and would do best with either no kids or kids older than 13. Neeko came in positive for heartworm, has been treated and would need to stay on preventative for his lifespan. Emilie is a tortoiseshell/domestic long hair mix born May 7, 2010 who came to the shelter shortly after. She has been spayed, tested negative for FeLV/FIV and is up-to-date on vaccinations.



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ruffles is a young tan and white American bull terrier who prefers a home without other dogs as she is very territorial and likes to be alone with her toys. Although strong, Truffles is extremely gentle and loving with humans. She is spayed and up-to-date on her vaccines. Promise is a pretty 7-month-old female black and white kitten who just showed up one day at the shelter . She’s very friendly and loves to be petted. She is spayed and up-to-date on her vaccines.

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City and Town with Don Kasprzak and Bernie Bassett M

arch was a very long and challenging month as the winter weather just wouldn’t go away! I r ealize we live in the North Country but enough is enough! Hopefully, spring is ar ound the corner. The 201 1 Mayor ’s Cup and Regatta plans ar e moving forwar d. Partnering with Sunrise Rotary has been very positive and I am confident this year ’s event will be enjoyable and successful. We have the entertainment booked and, this year, the Plattsburgh State Alumni Weekend is scheduled for Mayor ’s Cup Weekend. I attended the grand opening of the new Plattsburgh Housing Authority Office Building. The new building is located in the south end of the city and was very well constr ucted. The Plattsbur gh Police Academy is under way and I visited two of the classes and observed the recruits. I look forward to attending their class graduation this summer. I performed a wedding cer emony for two fr iends in City Hall which was a special event for me. As usual, my off ice dealt with constituent and personnel issues thr oughout the

month. As everyone knows, potholes become very evident this time every year. Public W orks does a very good job addr essing potholes although it is nearly impossible to keep up as the weather changes daily this time of year affecting our infrastructure. We ar e beginning to discuss the beach opening, concession bids, and summer help as April arrives. We a re a lso f ormulating schedules for str eet projects and sidewalk r epairs as the weather begins to change. Our waterfront will soon open up with lake access and docking facilities for the season. And, the Plattsburgh City Half-Marathon is around the corner . All we need is good weather! In closing, we are all looking forward to spring’s arrival. It has been a long winter but som ehow we always survive. As th e weather changes, city departments deal with new seasonal demands and issues. We will continue to do our best for all of our residents! Don Kasprzak is mayor of the city of Plattsburgh.


he past month was cooler than what meteorologists call normal for this time of year and my prediction of an e arly s pring d idn’t h appen. The late snowfall and cooler temperatures have str essed our highway budget but we will manage. Having dodged an April 1 snowstorm, we count our blessings one more time and anticipate that mor e spring like weather will r eturn. Soon the street cleaning will begin along with doing the much-needed townwide road repairs and paving. The previous month kept me very busy with the r outine administrative duties of the position. Though gr oundbreaking activity slowed down, we continued to have new projects come forward as the town of Plattsburg h continues to grow. We have spent a great deal of time working with prospects and doing the things that are necessary to help make the town an attractive place to live and do business. Recently, Dr. Sally Rowland fr om the DEC met with our solid waste moratorium committee to discuss waste tr eatment. Her expertise was valuable and helped generate some excellent committee discussion.At this month’s Pfizer Transition Committee meeting I was pleased

to learn that all but four former Pfizer employees have found new jobs, cr eated new businesses or ar e in a training and education pr ogram to learn new skills and qualify for new local jobs. Their desir e to r emain in the community is commendable and to our advantage to retain their skills. Our Strategic Tourism Planning Committee has been working on a number of marketing strategies and events for this year and beyond. The occupancy tax generates revenue that enables us to have the resources and independence to develop the valuable tourism business that is so important to the Champlain Valley. We have been working for some time to develop a shared service project with the town of Schuyler Falls that will eliminate the need for Schuyler Falls to duplicate services and equipment to maintain their small water system. The municipalities have drafted an agr eement that will enable us to manage their public water system in a way that eliminates duplicate services and better leverages town r esources. As the days continue to get longer , and warmer , let’s all take advantage to get outside for some fre sh air and exercise! Bernie Bassett is supervisor of the town of Plattsburgh.


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News of the Week Driver safety prompts removal of lights PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsbur gh Zoning Boar d discussed the implications of electr onic signs, which are potential distracting to motorists, and a traffic hazard. A six-month moratorium on LED signs has been petitioned of the Common Council, while the logistics of the sign ordinance are finalized. A moratorium resolution vote will face the council in upcoming weeks.

Barie in recovery PLATTSBURGH — Upstate New York T ea Party leader Mark L. Barie is on the mend from an aneurysm and three consequent strokes this March 28. Barie, 56, is expected to remain in the Intensive Care Unit at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, for another week or two, followed by r ehabilitation at the nearby Fanny Allen Campus .

Accident injures Champlain woman PLATTSBURGH — A two-car accident injur ed a Champlain woman at the intersection of Route 3 and Smithfield Boulevard, on Friday. According to Plattsbur gh-based State Police at 7:05 p.m, Jami J. Poissant, initiated a left turn onto Route 3 from Smithfield Boulevard. When Poissant, 31 collided with 62-year-old Sharron L. Hewston ofAuSable Forks, who was also traveling thr ough the intersection on Route 3. Poissant was r ushed to CVPH Medical Center with head pain, and was later released.

Maple producers get help from Schumer PLATTSBURGH — The Maple Tap Act, a program designed to facilitate New York State's maple-syr up industry was intr oduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer. The act would glean $20 million in grants fr om the U.S. Department of Agriculture, enabling maple pr oducers to tap mor e tr ees, as well as support r esearch, education and marketing of maple-syrup. Schumer's plan involves encouraging private land owners to let their trees be tapped, as well as including the Maple Tap Act in the Farm Bill, which will be considered next year.

Accident claims life of Franklin man SARANAC — Byron E. Patnode, 64, Franklin, died in a one-car accident April 3 on Route 3. Patnode was pr onounced dead following once-car rollover with entrapment by Clinton County Cor oner David Donah. According to State Police, the accident occurre d west of the hamlet of Moffitsville in the Town of Saranac, at 2:19 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday , and the accident remains under investigation.

Ray Brook lockdown over RAY BROOK — Ray Brook, a medium- security, Federal Correctional Institution discontinued its lockdown April 1. The lockdown was initiated following significantly large inmate groupings in the recreation yard. For the 1,174 inmates, the lockdown included cell confinement, and privilege revocation.

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In the schools

Keeseville principal at the head of the class KEESEVILLE — A local elementary for pr omoting college awar eness school principal has been r ecognized by throughout the school. KES was the only his perrs as the best in the state. elementary school in New York and one Kevin F. Hulbert, principal of the Keeof only two elementary schools in the naseville Elementary School in the AuSable tion to receive this recognition. Valley Central School District, has been Hulbert cites the development of Keeselected as the 201 1 New York State Eleseville's character education pr ogram mentary School Principal of the Year by among the accomplishments for which he the School Administrators Association of is most proud. New York State (SAANYS). “The use of the Response to IntervenThe award is given annually to a memtion model in a behavioral/emotional ber of SAANYS who has set the pace, sense as well as in an academic sense has character, and quality of education for been a huge accomplishment and has r ethe childr en in his or her school. Nomisulted in improved student behavior and nees are administrators who are commitacademic achievement,” Hulbert said, ted to students, parents, and the commuadding he is proud of Keeseville's service nity and have shown exceptional contriprojects and the level of participation that butions to the educational process. program has garnered. “Thinking about Kevin's leaderHulbert is an active member of “The use of the Response t o SAANYS and the NationalAssociation ship style and what sets him apart from others in the field, the first Intervention model... has r e- of Elementary School Principals, is cowords that come to mind are dynamsulted in impr oved studen t chair of the North Country Task Force ic and visionary leader, strong and inAgainst Bullying, a member of the behavior and achievement.” novative leadership style and pr esNorth Country Coalition for Safe ence, loyalty and dedication, and an Schools, is a leadership team member unwavering and unmatched passion Kevin Hulbert with the Communities of One “Leadfor making things better for all stuing For Change,” and several other Keeseville Elementary Principal professional and community or ganidents in the district,” AVCS superintendent Paul Savage said. zations. Hulbert has served as an educator Hulbert will be honor ed for his acfor 21 years and has been the principal at Keeseville Elemen- complishments at an awards ceremony on May 6, at the Centary for the past seven years. He previously served as an el- tury House in Latham. As New York's Elementary School ementary teacher, a social studies teacher, an education spe- Principal of the Year, Hulbert will be celebrated as a Nationcialist in a regional school support center, dean of students, al Distinguished Principal by the NationalAssociation of Eland athletic director. ementary School Principals (NAESP) at a r ecognition pr oKeeseville Elementary was also r ecognized in 2010 with gram sponsor ed by NAESP and V alic this fall in W ashingthe College for Every Student "School of Distinction"Award ton, DC.

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Ti woman takes Literacy Volunteers helm By Fred Herbst PORT HENRY — More than 10 percent of North Country r esidents can’t read well enough to complete daily tasks. “It’s a much bigger pr oblem than most people realize,” said Maria Burke, new director of the Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties. “A lot of people can’t support their families, help their childr en with homework or have other struggles because they don’t have the necessary literacy skills.” A report by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education showed 12 percent of Essex County residents and 15 percent of Franklin County r esidents lack basic r eading skills, Burke said. Burke, a Crown Point native now living in Ticonderoga, has replaced Chuck Gibson as head of the Port Henry-based literacy gr oup. Gibson held the post a

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decade, but left in March to move closer to family in Oregon. Literacy V olunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties curr ently has about 100 students, Burke said. It of fers free, confidential tutoring on a one-to-one basis and in small gro ups to anyone older than age 16. Most of its students ar e people working towar d high school graduate equivalency degrees (GED) or foreign workers who lack English skills, Burke said. It also pr ovides educational services to inmates at Moriah Shock in Mineville, Adirondack Correctional Facility in Ray Brook and Bere Hill Correctional Facility in Malone. “We’re available to anybody who needs help,” she said. Literacy V olunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties has of fices in Port Henry, Saranac Lake and Malone with a satellite site in Lake Placid. Although Literacy V olunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties only works with adults, it pr omotes r eading at

young ages through its Roo the Reader program. The program mascot, Roo the Reader, recently distributed fr ee books during Moriah Madness at Moriah Central School. “The idea is to encourage r eading at all levels and to raise awar eness of our program,” Burke said. “Hopefully children take the books home. Maybe their mom, dad, grandma pick it up and get information about Literacy V olunteers.” Literacy V olunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties also sponsors special events to pr omote reading and its pr ograms. In March it held a Scrabble tournament in Saranac Lake. May 7 it will hold its ninth annual spelling bee in Saranac Lake. Individuals or businesses that would like to sponsor a team can contact Burke at 546-3008. While the Literacy V olunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties pr ogram is successful, Burke hopes it grows. “I want to expand the pr ogram as much as possible,” she said.

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Lake George road race to attract runners Lake George Half Marathon April 23

There will be a half marathon run of 13.1 miles beginning at 8 a.m., a 3.1-mile run/walk at 8:15 a.m. and a fun ru n at 9:45 a.m. All events begin and end at the Fort William Henry Hotel on Canada Street. The half marathon course will be out-and-back north on LAKE GEORGE — The inaugural Lake Geor ge Half Route 9N. Marathon is expected to be an athletic and economic success. “It’s a dynamite course,” Reinke said. “It’s right along the Organizers hope to attract 500 r unners and thousands of lake; it’s beautiful. I’ve been assured its going to be a beaudollars to the community during the event Satur day, April tiful day.” 23. Registration is available online at “Our goal is to put on a gr eat race while showcasing the community,” explained Dean Reinke, president of the Flori- Entry fees are $60 for the half marathon, $25 for the 5K and da-based Reinke Sports Gr oup. “Lake Geor ge fits into out $10 for the fun r un. There will be no race day r egistration. program nicely.” Half marathoners will receive a tech shirt and 5K runners a The Lake Geor ge Half Marathon is one of about 40 races T-shirt. Runners will also receive goodie bags. in the United States Running Association half marathon seFollowing the races ther e will be a post-race party and ries. The races awards cer eare conducted monies. by Reinke “We want this to Sports Gr oup, be a fun, positive a for -profit experience for group that everyone,” Reinke promotes said. “We’ll have a races nationpost-race party wide. with a live band Reinke Sports Gr oup decided to hold a race in Lake and food.” George after its pr esident met T anya Brand of the W arren There were 260 runners from 18 states registered April 4. County Tourism Department at a convention. Reinke expects the race to have a field of about 500 when the Brand said Warren County is becoming increasingly pop- gun is fired April 23. ular with sporting event pr omoters, citing the Quebec Velo “I think 500 runners would be a very good first year,” he bike tour last summer , the W arrior Run at W est Mountain said. “We have the intention to make this an annual event. this year and others. We feel it’s a race we can keep gr owing. I can see the race “We’ve found many sports-oriented travelers love our having 700-800 r unners next year. We could r each as many area,” Brand said. “W e’re a gr eat destination for outdoor as 2,000 in the future.” recreation.” Reinke said bringing an event to Lake Georg e has personA race with 500 runners will have a significant impact on al significance. Reinke, himself a national-class runner, was the local economy, Brand said. She noted a motorcoach tour friends with the late Barry Br own of Bolton, a world class of about 50 people brings $10,000 a day to a community. runner in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. He died in 1992. “Our goal is to promote our area as a destination to trav“Barry was always asking me to come to the ar ea to r un elers,” Brand said. “The lar ger the gr oup the mor e money with him,” Reinke said. “Sadly, I never did. I can see why he they bring to the community. We hope many of the runners loved it there so much.” will spend the weekend in the ar ea, enjoy themselves and Denton Publication is of ficial media sponsor of the Lake come back again.” George Half Marathon. The Lake Geor ge Half marathon is actually thr ee races.

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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — A combination of two r esolutions could lead to a 4 percent sales tax in Essex County. The county Board of Supervisors adopted a pair of re solutions at its April 4 meeting, one to keep the 3/4 percent addition to the state-capped 3 per cent sales tax for counties. The second adds another 1/4 per cent to that, which, if approved by the state, would give Essex County a 4 per cent sales tax. Board Chairman Randy Douglas of Jay said that even though there is talk in Albany that would make the r esolutions not needed, they still needed to be done. “The state is talking about letting counties go as high as a 5 per cent sales tax without any legislation on their part,” Douglas said. “But right now, we still need to renew the current 3/4 per cent increase and the new 1/4 per cent through the legislature.”

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Moriah supervisor Tom Scozzafava said that the additional 1/4 percent would represent a $1.5 million pr ofit for the county. “We have been using the sales tax to keep the pr operty tax rates stable,” he said. “I personally believe that sales tax is a much mor e fair form of taxation. I know that the county has been using this money to keep tax levies down and I am certain the towns are using the quarter that they get back to do the same thing.” The resolution to continue the 3/4 percent increase to the Essex County sales tax passed with only Willsboro supervisor Ed Hatch dissenting. He was joined by Westport supervisor Dan Connell in voting against the additional 1/4 percent increase. “Before we add any tax we should take a har d look at where the money will best be spent,” Hatch said. “I think that we should have to hold the line both in spending and taxing. In our towns, we have to go back and work our butts off to hold the line.”

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News of the Week Guilty verdict satisfies family PLATTSBURGH — A jury conviction of Kathryn Shoemaker has br ought comfort to the deceased's family. After 8 hours of deliberation, Shoemaker was found guilty of Ravin Miller's first-degr ee murder, as well as six counts of grand larceny. Following the introduction of 40 witnesses, prosecution was satisfied to glean the ver dict which confirmed that Shoemaker killer 51-year old Miller in order to cover up her theft of $35,000. The defense, which argued Miller's death as a suicide, noted plans to appeal the jury's decision, on the basis of an evidence-suppression error, prejudicial evidence and jury issues. Shoemaker, now residing at Clinton County Jail, is scheduled for sentencing June 29, at 10:30 a.m.

Woman arrested for DWI BEEKMANTOWN — T ina L. Bouyea, 41, W est Chazy, was jailed April 2 for dr unk driving with a revoked license. Bouyea was char ged with the misdemeanors of DWI, reckless driving, and r esisting arrest, as well as a felony first-degr ee aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Bouyea also r eceived tickets for unsafe lane maneuvering, driving on the shoulder of the road and drinking alcohol while operating a motor vehicle on the highway. Justice Kevin Patnode arraigned Boyea in the Town of Plattsbur gh, wher e she was subsequently sent to Clinton County Jail on $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond. Boyea is assigned a 6 p.m appearance in Beekmantown court Wednesday.

Fires reported in Peru PERU — Multiple shed and camper fire s occurred April 3 at 302 Sullivan Road and an adjacent pr operty. According to Peru Fire Chief Brian Westover the fire initiated in a sheds and then spre ad to the three other structures. The 3:33 p.m r eport indicated that two tow-behind campers and two sheds retained fire damage. Responding Fire Departments included: the Peru Fire Department as well as Keeseville, South Plattsburgh and Morrisonville. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Tax exemption law OK'd for firefighters BEEKMANTOWN — Starting January 2012, a new local law will grant a 10-perc ent tax exemption to qualified fir efighters and emer gency-services technicians. The law, which has been under deliberation is designed to attract new volunteers. Qualifying Fir efighters and emer gency-service technicians will r eceive the 10-per cent exemption on their primary r esidence, its one prime acr e and the value of the improvements on the land. Tax losses at most will amount to $550 to $700, and the 10 percent will be taken off prior to any other exemptions. Eligible individuals must own and live on the property, and only one person can be claimed per household, one property per person.

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‘Be Straw Free’ makes its way across Lake Champlain By Nancy Lee Destiny

Special to Denton Publications BURLINGTON, Vt. — Just as grocery stor e clerks ask customers if they want paper or plastic bags, r estaurants in Plattsburgh ar e now asking, “Would you like a straw with your drink?” Area r estaurants ar e going strawless in an effort to be more environmentally-friendly following the launch of a r ecent campaign by a 9-year-old boy in Burlington, Vt. Milo Cress started, a Web site dedicated to r educing unnecessary waste by simply asking restaurants to limit the amount of straws they distribute. “My mission is to r educe waste in our environment,” said Cress. “My mom took me to a landfill to see how much American’s waste all the time. I couldn’t believe it.” Cress was motivated to start his Web site after seeing all that waste with his own eyes, and learning that regular straws are not biodegradable. In the United S tates a lone, C ress l earned, more than 50 million straws are used every day. That amounts to

Brent Davis and Susan LeBlanc, co-owners of My Cup of Tea in downtown Plattsburgh, are among those locally participating in the Be Straw Free campaign, started by a 9-year-old boy in Burlington, Vt. Photo by Nancy Lee Destiny

each person using 38,000 straws in his or her lifetime. Cress said he started going to restaurants with his mother and asking owners to participate in going strawless. He said he explained to the owners ther e are other options — biodegradable straws, stainless steel straws, reusable straws, glass straws and, of course, not automatically giving straws out with drinks, either for a day , week, month or permanently. “It’s not hard,” he said. Bob Conlon, co-owner of Le-

unig’s Bistro & Café in Burlington, was asked by Cr ess to participate and said he gladly obliged, knowing not automatically giving out straws would help the envir onment and his bottom line. “I c ouldn’t s ay n o t o M ilo,” Conlon said. “At Leunig’s, we served 28,102 beverages last year that we automatically served with straws. Straws cost once to two cents each, so this year by going strawless we would save $2,800.” On this side of Lake Cham-

plain, owners of My Cup of Tea in downtown Plattsbur gh ar e eager to participate in the Be Straw Free campaign. “Yes, I would love to participate. I think it’s a gr eat idea,” said Brent Davis, who owns the Margaret Str eet business with Susan LeBlanc. “We already try to be envir onmentally-aware in our restaurant. Half of what we use is alr eady biodegradable and we have a compost pile for scraps.” “We ar e always looking for ways to broaden our horizons in an effort to be environmentally helpful,” Davis added. Scott Murray, owner of Anthony’s Restaurant and Bistr o called the Be Straw Fr ee campaign “a good idea.” “Sure, we can try that for a day and see how it goes befor e we think about going permanent,” Murray said. “The interest is definitely ther e in being environmentally friendly and savings won’t hurt either.” For m ore i nformation a bout the Be Straw Free campaign, visit Nancy Lee Destiny is a corr espondent for Denton Publications. She may be reached at

Center From page 2 Director Ron Ofner declined to comment on the funding until a new contract is signed. The ARTC is the promotional organization for the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Lewis, W arren and part of St. Lawr ence. Collectively, they pr omote the Adirondack Region as a vacation destination. Each year, the Welcome Center served more than 100,000 visitors, received more than 7,500 phone calls, mailed mor e than 50,000 guides upon r equest, and distributed 195,000 brochures. The number of people served at the center support Douglas’ comments on the increased traffic from the north. According to an ARTC press release in Mar ch 2010, December 2009 was the busiest December since the center opened, and the last two years wer e the busiest on r ecord since 1997. Mor e than 85 per cent of those visitors wer e fr om Canada. As the center ’s shutdown was imminent, ARTC ended their comments with this question, “What type of message will be sent upon arrival at a boarded up and closed ‘welcome’ center? Sorry, New York state is closed.” Now, with funding in place, the message will once again be, “New York state is open.” “That is extremely good news,” said Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sylvie Nelson, a native of the pro vince of Quebec. “That’s one place wher e we distribute our publication, the Saranac Lake V isitor Guide.” When the Beekmantown center closed, it shut off a major distribution channel for the Saranac Lake chamber, especially to travelers coming from the Montreal area. Quebec represents the second largest population in Canada. “They love to come down here,” Nelson said. “I’m glad that the state of New York recognizes tourism as an industry and that it is important to r ural ar eas such as the Adirondacks.” The 2011-12 New York state budget went into effect April 1.


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Heisman Hopefuls coming to town Friday By Jeremiah S. P apineau

PLATTSBURGH — The Heisman Hopefuls will be making their first stop in Plattsburgh. The Binghamton-based band will be playing a show at Olive Ridley’s Basement, 30 Marion St., this Friday, April 8. “We’re r eally excited to be coming up,” said bassist Patrick Bayer , who added the band will be playing the show with friends in the band Lie Captive. The Heisman Hopefuls — which consists of Bayer, Tyler Reed on vocals, Sam Festa on guitar and Tom Towner on drums — got together in 2009 after each member of the group parted ways with the bands they wer e in, said Bayer. “We felt like we’d finally found the right group of people with the same goals and vision,” said Bayer.

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Each br ought something dif ferent to the table, resulting in a sound that is constantly evolving, said Reed. “We’re kind of leaving the pop-punk genre behind a little bit with our newer stuff,” said Reed. “We just kind of feel its too watered down of a genre and too overdone. It’s time for us to just do something ambitious and be the band we know we can be.” What’s going to make that happen is the band’s energy, Reed added. “We are a band that r eally takes pride in what we do,” he said. “W e ar e 100 per cent about the music and we hate it when people are driven by money or fame. I personally feel we make an impression by actually connecting to people when we play and for giving them an outlet to escape fro m their problems and feel alive for a little bit.” The Heisman Hopefuls have two albums under their belt, the first of which —

“Thirsty for Blood” — was released in 2009. Last summer, the band released “A Fist Full of Heart and a Story to Tell.” “We’re curr ently working on a new EP we’re hoping to have out in early summer,” said Bayer. The band also has plans to play a festival at Binghamton University in May with Taking Back Sunday , Far East Movement and others, and be on tour for the month of June. That tour will add to the band’s accomplishment of having played nearly every state in the Northeast. (Editor’s Note: The Heisman Hopefuls will perform Friday night beginning at 6 p.m., and will be joined by Lie Captive, W elton Keating, Vice and V irtue, and W ake Up Call. Check out the band on-line at or find them on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and You Tube.)

PLATTSBURGH — Lucid needs a new bus. The Plattsbur gh-based band known for its mix of blues, funk and rock, is raising money to replace its recently-retired tour bus, “Lucy.” The band — which consists of Andy Deller on keyboar d, Jamie Armstrong on sax, R yan Trumbull on dr ums, Lowell W urster on harmonica and per cussion, Christopher Shacklett on bass, and Kevin Sabourin on guitar and lead vocals — will hold a fundraiser at 20 Main Tavern, 20 Main St.,Au Sable Forks, this Friday, April 8. The “I Love Lucy Fundraiser” will begin at 8 p.m. and include performances by Lucid and r ecentlyannounced Sinecur e. The cost of admission will be a $5 cover , with proceeds to go toward the purchase of a new tour bus. The evening will also include a 50/50 drawing and prize giveaway. For mor e information, including how to help Lucid raise money for a new bus, contact W urster at 4208382 or Armstrong at 593-5404. More information about the band and upcoming shows may be found on their Web site, and thr ough their pages on Facebook and MySpace.

Rock Against Rape returns to Monopole next Saturday Event marking fourth year helping Planned Parenthood’s Sexual Assault Services program

By Mary Weinstein

Special to Denton Publications

PLATTSBURGH — Planned Par enthood of the North Country NewYork (PPNCNY) is gearing up for an event that’s become a familiar sight this time of year. The health services or ganization will host “Rock Against Rape,” an annual awareness event and fundraiser for its Sexual Assault Services pr ogram. The event — slated for Satur day, April 16 — coincides with Sexual Services Awareness Month. Martha Stahl, vice president of external affairs for PPNCNY, emphasized the main focus of the event is spreading awareness

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of the resource of Sexual Assault Services. “Some people don’t even r ealize that Sexual Assault Services is a pr ogram of Planned Parenthood,” she noted. “We like to raise awareness of the fact that we have a 24-hour hotline.” The fourth consecutive event will take place at the Monopole, 7 Pr otection Ave., from 5 p.m until 2 a.m. Sunday, April 17. Unique to the event this year , on-site advocates will be available to individuals who would like to speak with them. “It does tend to bring up people’s emotions, and people tend to talk about experiences they’ve had,” noted Stahl. Community support is integral to the event’s success, she said.

“It’s more than an awareness event, its about getting the word out in the community and sending the message that this community supports those who have undergone sexual assault.” In addition to hosting the event, Monopole bartenders will also be donating their tips towards the fundraiser. “Monopole bartenders ar e donating tips, which is really, really very nice,” she said. Performers at the event will include Eat.Sleep.Funk., the Natalie W ard Band, Roadside Mystic and Trinity Park Radio. “Several of the bands ar e r epeat performers for us, which is gre at,” said Stahl. Admission will be a suggested dona-

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tion of $5. Donations ar e completely optional, but encouraged. “The most important thing to us is people coming out and supporting the event,” Stahl emphasized. Rock Against Rape will also include a raffle and T-shirt sale to benefit PPNCNY. Also available will be door prizes and give-aways donated by local businesses. The event is open to those 21 and older. For mor e information or to volunteer , contact Stahl at 561-0605 or by e-mail at Mary Weinstein is a corr espondent for Denton Publications. She may be r eached at

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Anxiously awaiting ice out I

’ve spent most of the past week enjoying the incredible late season snowpack. Although the brilliant sunshine and warming temperatur es eventually turned the snow density to mush by late afternoon, the backcountry ski conditions have been outstanding. Over the course of thr ee days, I skied acr oss the ponds and over the seven carries of St. Regis Canoe Area. On the Opening Day of tr out season, I skied along the old r oad from Horseshoe Lake into the upper dam on Lows Lake. We wet a line on the open waters of Hitchens Pond, to no avail. I finished the weekend with a quick trip into Gr eat Camp Santanoni in Newcomb, where I enjoyed a pleasant spring day with a group of old friends. Of course, at this point in time, my main interest r evolves ar ound locating any current open water angling opportunities. It appears they are few and far between and it may be a while before winter’s hardtop is finally removed. However, ice fishermen ar en’t complaining. They can still be found on many local lakes, where solid ice exists. As sap buckets begin to sprout from the maples, and geese ar e again in the air , anglers will continue to dr eam of brook trout on the backwoods ponds. April’s full moon, scheduled to arrive on the 18th of the month, will pr ompt the annual smelt r un. Even if the ice r emains in command of the lakes and ponds, anglers will find opportunities ar ound inlets and feeder streams. As smelt and suckers re turn to t hese a reas to s pawn, l arger p redatory fish will also be found nearby. In recent years, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the bur geoning fisheries of Lake Champlain. The r ecent addition of another invasive species, alwives, has dramatically affected the Big Lake’s fish population. Since introduction, the alewives have become a primary food sour ce for many species, including lake trout, salmon, pike and perch. Ice fishermen have reported catching yellow perch that tipped the scale at over two pounds this season, and the record for lake trout has steadily increased. I expect anglers will find similar af fects with many other pr edatory species such as walleye, bass and brown trout.

gling opportunities due to the combination of successful lamprey control and the burgeoning forage base. Opportunities will be readily available on the Saranac, Ausable a nd B oquet R ivers, as well as on the smaller tributaries such as the LittleAusable. Last fall, r eports indicate t hat m any o f t he l ake’s rivers experienced record numbers of salmon. I doubt populations will ever be as pr olific as they were in the 1800’s, when spearing or netting could bring in mor e than 100 fish per boat on a good night. However, I do believe there will be far more trophy quality f ish, w ith f ewer la mprey w ounds than we’ve seen in the past few decades. Despite the expected boon that alewives may provide, they also of fer a huge potential for bust. When cold water species, such as salmon, lake tr out and br owns begin to forage primarily on a diet of alewives, the self-sustaining populations of these game fish can become severely diminished. This is due to a thiamine deficiency that affects the spawning success of both tr out and salmon. Alewives also have a tendency to experience massive die-offs which can result from sudden temperature changes or other str ess factors such as spawning. These boom and bust cycles can gr eatly reduce the forage base for prey fish. Although alewives are likely responsible for the significant size incr ease in yellow

perch r eported this season, the invaders have the potential to cause a crash in the population of this popular table fare. As the population incr eases, alewives will eventually begin to feed on per ch spawn. After several years of foraging on spawn, the Big Lake’s perch population could be greatly reduced. Despite such ominous pr edictions, I expect to spend the first few week’s of the new season wetting a line along the lake’s numerous tributaries. Elsewhere, anglers should look for pools at the base of waterfalls on the rivers and streams. These ar eas often have hold over brown trout that remain in the area from the fall spawn. Rainbow trout will also be seeking similar holding pools, as they move upstream to spawn in the spring. As water tumbles over rocks and or drops from a falls, the water temperature increases faster than it does in flat, calm water areas. Water temperatures at the base of a waterfall are typically several degrees warmer than the calm water above the falls. The more foam and fr oth cr eated by falls, the more warm air entering the water. Until the ice departs the ponds, locations such as The Flume Pool on the Ausable, Wadhams Falls on the Boquet River or Imperial Dam on the Saranac, will of fer ideal conditions for early season anglers, especially on warm, sunny days.

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NASCAR legend to start ride in Lake Placid LAKE PLACID — The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America announced the r oute today for its 17th anniversary motor cycle event, which takes place May 7-14. The opening day of the event will take place in Lake Placid, as Petty , former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and Charity Ride founder, will lead a field of more than 175 riders fr om Lake Placid to Amelia Island, Fla., as they raise aware ness and funds for several causes, including V ictory Junction, a camp for chr onically ill childr en founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son Adam. What started mor e than a decade ago as four friends wanting to travel from one race track to another has grown into a highly organized motor cycle ride that raises funds for V ictory Junction and other childr en's charities. “The idea for the Charity Ride started back in 1993 with Robin Pemberton (V ice President of Competition, NASCAR), Eddie Gossage (Pr esident and General Manager , Texas Motor Speedway) and Michael Dranes (FOX network cameraman) and me just kind of riding fr om track to track,” said Petty , who is the son of racing legend Richard Petty. “We called it the ‘Hey Buddy Tour.’” Petty said that the ride among friends continued to grow. “What began as a few friends having a good time riding has turned into what we have today,” he said. “Once we got started, we decided we needed to give back to the towns we r ode thr ough, so we started donating to children's hospitals along the way. The past few years though, it's r eally enabled us to make a dif ference at V ictory Junction. We've built a water park and sent hundreds of kids to camp all because a bunch of people like to ride. It's pr etty amazing to me.” Fans and spectators along the Charity Ride r oute may contribute thr ough the Charity Ride's “Small Change/Big Impact,” program, which accepts donations at pit stop locations. Fans may also follow Petty and the riders on several social media pages, including,, and Since the Charity Ride's inception in 1995, 6,850 participants have logged mor e than 9.8 million cumulative motorc ycle miles and donated mor e than $14 million to V ictory Junction and other charities that support chronically ill children. Victory Junction, which operates solely on donations, is a year-round camp serving children, ages 6 to 16, whose health issues would typically pr event them fr om attending camp. The Pettys founded the camp in 2004 and fundraising for a second V ictory Junction in Kansas City , Kan., is curr ently underway.

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Robinson, Hogan lead grappling All Stars Section VII champion Peru earns 11 selections to the first, second teams

By Keith Lobdell

PERU — The two Section VII wr estlers who ended their seasons in the final match in Albany headlined the Section VII wr estling All Star team, announced recently. Four-time state champion Arik Robinson, who finished his wrestling career for the Peru Indians with a re cord of 180 wins against only 10 losses, was named a first team All Star at 112 lbs. Robinson went 8-0 in Section VII matches and 38-2 for the 2010-1 1 season, ro l l i n g t h r o u g h t h e N Y S P H S A A S t a t e Championships in Febr uary to earn his fourth title in Division II. Overall, Robinson won twice at 112, once at 103 and once at 96. He was also a five-time Section VII champion (96-96-103-1 12-112). Robinson finished in fourth place at states the year prior to starting his seldom-seen four peat. Joining Robinson was teammate, classmate and thr ee-time state place finisher Patrick “Pappy” Hogan. Hogan, who wr estled at 130 lbs. this season, finished with a r ecord of 8-0 in Section VII, 39-5 on the season and 168-40 f o r h i s c a r e e r. H o g a n l o s t i n t h e s t a t e championship finals by the slightest of margins, but was a team leader for the Indians and the Section VII state contingent. Hogan was a four -time Section VII champion (119-119-125-130) and finished sixth in the 2009 state tournament (1 19) and fourth in the 2010 tournament (125). Hogan is set to attend Harvar d in the fall. Northern Adir ondack eighth-grader and curr ent Section VII champion Scott Kellet (7-1 in Section VII, 33-4 this season, 62-26 overall) was named a first-team All Star at 96 lbs., along with Per u two-time sectional champion sophomor e Kyler Agoney (8-0, 32-6, 63-19) at 103, Per u two-time sectional champion senior Alex Pugh (6-1, 26-5, 63-30) at 1 19, Beekmantown two-time sectional champion senior Jesse Daniels (8-0, 42-1, 168-18) at 125, Peru sophomor e Noah Phillips (8-0, 2511 , 4 7 - 2 2 ) a t 1 3 5 , P e r u f r e s h m a n J o s h Wright (5-1, 21-10, 25-15) at 140, Saranac three-time sectional champion and fifthplace finisher at states senior R yan Guynup (7-0, 31-5, 1 16-33) at 145, Per u two-time sectional champion senior Adam Stickle (8-0, 28-12, 82-55) at 152, Peru senior Brandon Moor e (8-0, 26-1 1, 61-61) at 160, Beekmantown two-time sectional champion senior Ethan Kerr (8-0, 39-9, 130-43) at 171, Beekmantown threetime sectional champion senior Nick Bushey (7-1, 35-7, 1 13-35) at 189, North-

Members of the Section VII first team All Star wrestling squad. Photo by Gary Edwards

Members of the Section VII second team All Star wrestling squad. Photo by Gary Edwards

ern Adirondack two-time sectional champion senior Mike Riley (8-0, 41-3, 118-31) at 215, and Beekmantown two-time sectional champion junior Hayden Head (80, 38-3, 91-40) at 285. Second team All Stars include Per u freshman Tanner Phillips (7-1, 20-14, 2418) at 96, Northern Adirondack freshman Brandon Edwards (7-1, 13-9, 13-9) at 103, Saranac freshman Codie Gillette (5-3, 2412, 47-23) at 1 12, Beekmantown seventh grader Tyler Myers (3-5, 15-26, 15-26) at 119, Per u thr ee-time sectional champion and state champion in 2009 and place finisher in 2010 junior Jacob Goddeau (6-1, 32-9, 116-17) at 125, Saranac junior trevor Goddeau (4-4, 20-12, 76-58) at 130, North-

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ern Adirondack section champion sophomore Justin Kellett (5-1, 33-5, 124-29) at 135, Beekmantown sophomor e Zack Myers (6-2, 28-16, 58-34) at 140, Per u twotime sectional champion sophomore Troy Seymour (7-1, 37-7, 124-30) at 145, Saranac junior Joe Perry (5-2, 12-16, 213 1 ) a t 1 5 2 , N o r t h e r n A d i ro n d a c k f r e s h man Matt Lashway (5-2, 25-13, 55-24) at 160, Per u senior Brandon Allen (6-2, 1919, 43-75) at 171, Saranac sectional champion junior Ben Perry (7-1, 35-4, 73-35) at 189, Beekmantown senior Brandon Jabault (5-2, 35-7, 88-22) at 215 and AuSable V alley senior Dave “Big Show” Thompson (5-3, 24-8, 64-19) at 285.

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Wallace senior recital this Sunday at Krinovitz Hall PLATTSBURGH — Rory W allace, a music student at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, will present his senior voice recital in Hawkins Hall’s Krinovitz Recital Hall, located on Beekman Street this Sunday, April 10, beginning at 3 p.m. Wallace, a voice student of Jo Ellen Miano, associate professor in music, will be accompanied by music faculty member and pianist Dr. Karen Becker. The first half of the pr ogram will begin with select vocal works by Bellini, Donaudy , and Fauré and conclude with the elaborate aria “Be Not Afeard” f rom L ee H oiby’s o peratic v ersion o f “The Tempest.” The second half of the program will include selections from Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” and Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel.”

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A truck driver for the Northeast Group picks up shoes the New Generations Committee of the Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club collected for disadvantaged kids and adults right her e in the Unit ed States. Pictured, at left, are committee co-chairs Dave Kimmel, left, and Doug Kashorek, center. Photo provided by Vicki Marking

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APTOS, Calif. — Anne Boomgaard, 93, passed away Feb. 4, 2011. Burial services will be held Monday, May 2, inArlington National Cemetery, Va.

Alice D. Parnell, 77 DELAND, Fla. — Alice Dora (Bowen) Parnell, 77, a native of Willsboro, passed away Mar ch 22, 2011. Funeral services will held at a later date.

Ida A. Brockington, 104 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Ida Alice Brockington, 104, formerly of Chazy, passed away Mar ch 22, 2011. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery , Chazy . Berryhill Funeral Home, Huntsville, is in char ge of arrangements.

Eugene F. Peryea, 83 LAKE PLACID — Eugene F . Peryea, 83 , passed away M arch 24, 2 011. F uneral s ervices w ere held Mar ch 29 at North Elba Cemetery, Lake Placid. M.B. Clark Funeral Home, Lake Placid, was in charge of arrangements.

James R. Olmsted, 78 EAST AURORA — Dr. James F. Olmsted, 78, passed away March 24, 2 011. F uneral s ervices w ere held April 2 at Kenneth Howe Funeral Home, East Aurora, which was in char ge of arrangements.

Garth A. Dragon, 68 CHATEAUGAY — Garth A. Dragon, 68, passed away Mar ch 26, 2 011. F uneral s ervices w ere held March 31 at Chateaugay Funeral Home, which was in charg e of arrangements.

Valda R. Sheffield, 96 AU SABLE FORKS — Valda R. Sheffield, 96, passed away Marc h 26, 2 011. F uneral s ervices w ere

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held March 31 at Holy Name Church, Au Sable Forks. Burial was in Holy Name Cemetery. Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, was in charge of arrangements.

Virginia M. Marlow, 88 MALONE — Virginia M. Marlow, 88, Malone, passed away March 27, 2011. Funeral services were held April 1 at Notre Dame Church, Malone. St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home, Malone, was in charge of arrangements.

Bernard E. Hindes, 81 EAST GREENBUSH — Bernard E. Hindes, 81, formerly of Plattsbur gh, passed away March 27, 2011. Funeral services were held Mar ch 30 at St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church, Rensselaer . Interment was in New Rural Cemetery, East Greenbush. W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Rensselaer , was in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine M. Goff, 84 MORRISONVILLE — Geraldine M. Gof f, 84, passed away March 28, 2011. Funeral services were held March 31 at St.Alexander's Chur ch, Morrisonville. Burial will be at a later date in St. Peter's Cemetery , Plattsbur gh. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, is in char ge of arrangements.

Darrell D. Moore, 63 ELLENBURG CENTER — Darrell D. Moor e, 63, passed away Mar ch 28, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held Mar ch 31 at the United Methodist Chur ch, Ellenburg Center. R oss Funeral Home, Ellenbur g Depot, was in charge of arrangements.

David H. Rock, 75 KEESEVILLE — David H. Rock, 75, passed away March 28, 2011. Funeral services were held April 1 at Immaculate Conception Chur ch, Keeseville. Burial will be held Friday, April 29, following a 9 a.m. Mass. Hamilton

PLATTSBURGH — Concurr ent with r ecent state funding r eduction towards education, student meal plan costs are slated to increase, along with the intercollegiate athletic fee, and health fee. Meal plans have increased by 8 percent, the cheapest plan costing students about $1,500. The student senate and President John Ettling have weekly meetings, addressing similar issues.

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Curtis P. Drown, 56 PLATTSBURGH — Curtis P . Drown, 56, passed away Mar ch 29, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held March 31 at R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in char ge of arrangements. Entombment will be private for the family at Whispering Maples Memorial Gar dens, Ellenbur g Depot.

Wayne A. Jiguere, 73 PERU — Wayne A. Jiguere, 73, passed away March 29, 2011 Funeral services wer e held April 1 at St. Peter's Chur ch, Plattsburgh, Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

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Donald J. Coulon, 81 DANNEMORA — Donald J. Coulon, 81, passed away Mar ch 31, 201 1. Funeral services wer e held April 2 at St. Joseph's Church, Dannemora. Burial will be at a later date in the parish cemetery. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsbur gh, was in charge of arrangements.

Mercedes L. Drown, 93 PLATTSBURGH — Mer cedes Loughan "Dee Dee" Dr own, 93, passed a way April 1 , 2 011. F uneral services wer e held April 4 at St. John's Church, Plattsburgh. Interment will be at a later date in the family plot at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in char ge of arrangements.

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Stanley M. Elliott, 81 MALONE — Stanley M. Elliott, 81, passed away Friday , April 1, 201 1 Funeral services were held April 4 at Notre Dame Church, Malone. Spring burial will take place in Notre Dame Cemetery with full military honors. St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home, Malone, is in char ge of arrangements.

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Death Notices

Wallace attended the College of Science, T e chnology and the Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago wher e he was gr ounded in his technical musical training and began his journey towar d professional musicianship. He then transferr ed to SUNY Plattsburgh in the spring of 2009 where he began vocal studies with Miano. During his time at SUNY Plattsbur gh, W allace has performed with the Car dinal Singers, College Chorale, Choral Union, Gospel Choir and the Mambo Combo. Wallace will complete his bachelor’s degree in music in May and will continue to study voice at the graduate level. Admission to this Sunday’s recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call 564-2243.

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(All events hosted in Plattsburgh unless otherwise stated.)


FREE SHOWING OF“THE LOOKOUT.” North Country Center for Independence, 102 Sharron Ave., 1-3 p.m. CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. LIE C APTIVE, THE HEISM AN HOPEFULS, VICE & VIRTUE, WAKE UP C ALL WELTON KEATING AND OTHERS PERFORM. Olive Ridley's Basement, 30 Marion St., 6 p.m. 324-2200. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. ROBERT SAR AZIN BLAKE , OLD AS THE HILLS, AND HELL O NOVEMBER PERFORM. ROTA Ar t G allery and Studio , 19 Clint on St., 7 p.m. 586-2182. TERESE MOEN PERFORMS. Great A dirondack Soup Company, 24 Oak St., 7:30 p.m. 5616408. MAMBO COMBO PERFORMS WITH RICK DAVIES. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 Cit y Hall Place, 9 p.m. 566-7000. PARTY WOLF PERFORMS. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200. ROADSIDE MYSTIC PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST. Sanger's Sugar House , 137 Stratt on H ill Road , 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $6.50 A dults, under 12 $3, under 5 fr ee. 493-3024, 846-7385. BOATER SAFETY COURSE. Gander M ountain, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p .m. Host ed by Champlain Sail and Power Squadron. 643-9262. 1812 C OSTUME WORKSHOP. Battle of Plattsburgh A ssociation, 31 Washington Road , 11 a.m. $5. 566-1814 or seamstr CYSTIC FIBROSIS FUNDR AISER. Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 12-4 p.m. Creative Critters 4-H Club selling aper pin-ups , pinwheels and purple ribbons for Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk. GIBSON BRO THERS C ONCERT. Peru H igh School, 17 Elm St., Peru. Doors open 6 p.m., concert 7 p .m. $18 in advance , $20 at door . 5617697 or 569-4514. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL JURIED EXHIBITION OPENS. North C ountry C ultural Center for the Ar ts, 23 Br inkerhoff St., 5-7 p .m.

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563-1604. SECOND SA TURDAY CINEM A MOVIE SHOWING. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4 Palmer St., 7 p.m. 561-6920 for the title. “WITHIN THE LODGE OF PLEROM A” ART SHOW. ROTA Art Gallery and Studio, 19 Clinton St., 8 p.m. Featuring work by Liz Allen and Bryce Brushnesfki. Live DJ set by Chris Are. 586-2182. SUID CITY JAZZ FUSION PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 8 p.m. 5667000. PARTY WOLF PERFORMS. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200. IS PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST. Sanger's Sugar House , 137 Stratt on H ill Road , 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $6.50 A dults, under 12 $3, under 5 fr ee. 493-3024, 846-7385. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKF AST. Elks Lodge 621, 56 Cumberland Ave., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-2100. BOATER SAFETY COURSE. Gander M ountain, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 10 a.m.-3 p .m. Host ed by Champlain Sail and Power Squadron. 643-9262. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 561-8142. FREE KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS. Checkerhill Farms, 2 Veterans Lane, 1-3 p.m. 561-4589. UNDERGROUND RAILROAD PANEL DEDICATION. American L egion Montgomery  Post 912, 29 Pratt St., Rouses Point, 2p.m. 297-2064. THE GREAT CHERNESK Y DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE. ROTA Ar t G allery and Studio , 19 Clinton St., 7 p .m. 586-2182 or w


TRIVIA NIGHT. Geoffrey's Pub, 5453 Peru St., 8 p.m. 561-3091.


ANNUAL ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS C ONFERENCE. SUNY Plattsburgh Angell C ollege C enter, 224 Rugar St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 564-3377. “MUSIC, IMAGES, TIME: PLACE AS INSPIRATION.” Clinton C ommunity C ollege, 136 Clinton Point Dr., 12-1 p .m. Dr. William Pfaff t o share outcome of artist-in-residence project he completed at the Petrified Forest National Park in Holbrook, Ariz. 562-4161.

COMPLETELY STRANDED IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE PERFORMS. Olive R idley's, 37 Court St., 7:30-10 p.m. 324-2200. OPEN MIKE NIGHT. Monopole, 7 P rotection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.


“ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST W OMEN ON C AMPUS: A C OMMUNITY APPRO ACH.” SUNY P lattsburgh Angell C ollege C enter, 224 Rugar St., 12:30-1:45 P.M. TEENS AND TWEENS LIBR ARY CL UB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library 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 NONCHALANT GNOME GAMING SOCIETY MEETS. United Way of the Adirondacks, 45 Tom Miller Road, 7 p.m. Groups plays board games. BEN BRIGHT PERFORMS. Irises Caf é and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 7 p.m. 566-7000. TUNES ANDTRIVIA WITH DJ GARY PEACOCK. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 5-8 p.m.563-2222. OPEN POE TRY NIGHT/A COUSTIC SHOW. ROTA Art Gallery and Studio, 19 Clinton St., 7:30 p.m. Includes per formances by Br ooks Strause and Peter House. 586-2182. M.A.G.S. 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. TAKE BA CK THE NIGHT. SUNY Plattsburgh Hawkins Hall’s E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Beekman Street, 6:30-9:30 p.m. ZIP CIT Y PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 9 p.m. 566-7000. GLASS ONION PERFORMS. Olive R idley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200. TIM HERRON C ORPORATION PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.


RELAY FOR LIFE GAR AGE SALE. Our Lady of Victory Academy Gym, 4919 S. Catherine St., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 420-6575, 562-0105, 569-2128. ROCK AGAINST RAPE. Monopole, 7 Protec-

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tion Ave., 5 p.m. Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York Sexual Assault Services program. 561-0605 or 563-2222. 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. JEFF RENDINARO PERFORMS. Irises C afé and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 8 p.m. 566-7000. PLATTSBURGH ROLLER DERB Y BENEFIT CONCERT. Therapy Nightclub and Sports Lounge, 14 Margaret St., 9 p.m. Performing: Lucid featuring George Wurster and Doomf**k. GLASS ONION PERFORMS. Olive R idley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200.


PALM SUNDAY OBSERVED. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKF AST. Elks Lodge 621, 56 Cumberland Ave., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-2100. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 561-8142. FREE KIDS ARTS AND CRAFTS. Checkerhill Farms, 2 Veterans Lane, 1-3 p.m. 561-4589. ANTI-STIGMA C ONCERT FEATURING LUCID. Therapy Nightclub and Sports Lounge, 14 Margaret St., 1 p.m. Sponsored by NAMI: Champlain Valley.




PASSOVER OBSERVED. TRIVIA NIGHT. Geoffrey's Pub, 5453 Peru St., 8 p.m. 561-3091.


MAMBO C OMBO PERFORMS. Olive R idley's, 37 Court St., 8-10 p.m. 324-2200. OPEN MIKE NIGHT. Monopole, 7 P rotection Ave., 10 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. SINECURE PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 P rotection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Friday.April.22. GOOD FRIDAY OBSERVED. EARTH DAY OBSERVED. SEASON OPENING. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Road, Peru, 10 a.m. 643-8052 or babbieag309@babbiemuseum. org. 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. NATALIE WARD BAND PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 7 p.m. 5667000. TEN YEAR VAMP PERFORMS. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200. SHAMELESS STRANGERS PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Saturday.April.23. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142. HOUSE ON A SPRING PERFORMS.Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Sunday.April.24. EASTER SUNDAY OBSERVED. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 561-8142.

Tuesday.April.26. TRIVIA NIGHT. Geoffrey's Pub, 5453 Peru St., 8 p.m. 561-3091.

Wednesday.April.27. COMPLETELY STRANDED IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE PERFORMS. Olive R idley's, 37 Court St., 7:30-10 p.m. 324-2200. OPEN MIKE NIGHT. Monopole, 7 P rotection Ave., 10 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

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THE PLAY’S THE THING By Doug Peterson ACROSS 1 Cause for fishing hole excitement 5 Gate approx. 8 Fleshy-snouted mammal 13 Fearless Fosdick’s creator 19 Airline with a Ben Gurion hub 20 Book flap feature 21 Ridiculous 22 Comfortable shoe 23 *They’re educational and stackable 26 Unlearned 27 Long-tailed songbird 28 Shade of green 29 It’s done in some circles 31 Sturdy wagon 32 Santa __ winds 33 Actor Estevez 36 “A Taste of Honey” dramatist 38 *Construction set invented by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son 41 DMV document 42 Vaquero’s plain 46 Arles affirmatives 47 *Street hockey gear 50 Port-du-__: French cheese 53 Script section 55 Word between surnames 56 PBS series since 1974 57 City SSW of Moscow 58 Breezy good-byes 60 QB’s try 62 First name among disrespected comedians? 64 Pollution-free power sources 66 Links highlight 67 Itty-bitty, in Inverness

68 Rochester, N.Y., institution whose inductees include the eight answers to the starred clues 75 Jenny, e.g. 76 “Reliable Sources” airer 77 Picnic favorite 78 Tiny bit 82 Tool used in a bed 83 Swedish imports 84 Winged goddess 85 War of 1812 shipbuilding port 86 Half a dance 88 “Gone With the Wind” Oscar winner 90 Dramatist Chekhov 91 *Shipping container 94 “How __ refuse?” 96 Hardly posh 97 ’80s missile shield prog. 98 *Dual-knobbed drawing device 104 Home of Chichén Itzá 107 Hullabaloo 108 “Bingo!” 109 Crime lab item 112 Not spontaneous 114 Come up short 115 “King Lear” daughter 117 Ripped to pieces 119 *Kindergartner’s boxful 122 Mystical secrets 123 “True Grit,” for one 124 20th-century composer Harris 125 Logical connector 126 1943 Allied conference site 127 Campout treat 128 34th pres. 129 Look to be 1 2 3 4 5 6

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This Month in History - APRIL 8th - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s 714 home run record. (1974) 10th - The “unsinkable” RMS Titanic departs on it’s maiden voyage from Southampton, England. (1912) 10th - The first professional golf tournament was held. (1916) 14th - President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day. (1865)


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