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Elderly man struck, killed by train

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A 74-year-old man was struck and killed by a train in the City of Plattsburgh Sept. 28. The train blocked traffic at crossings at Margaret Street, Riley Avenue and Boynton Avenue for several hours as police collected evidence and interviewed witnesses. Photo by Stephen Bartlett

PLATTSBURGH — Issa Makhoul, 74, was killed after he stepped in front of a train as it crossed Margaret Street in the City of Plattsburgh. “It appeared he tried to get in front of the train, but it is unclear whether he was trying to cross to beat the train,” said Plattsburgh City Police Chief Desmond Racicot. Police later determined that the death of the man, who was in the area visiting family, was accidental. It was shortly after 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, when the north-to-south traveling Canadian Pacific Freight train hit Makhoul, who was pronounced dead at the scene. After the incident, the train was stopped just short of Miller Street and was lined with police tape. Two law enforcement vehicles, lights flashing, were parked near the engine, and several more were parked in various locations as

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PLATTSBURGH — They were 19 when Lucille and Maurice Racine married. At 52, she noticed differences in her husband. “I knew it wasn’t the husband I married,” Mrs. Racine said. Today, Mr. Racine lives in a nursing home, and his wife, now 80, visits him often. “My husband is an Alzheimer ’s patient.” This past weekend, Mrs. Racine participated in the annual Plattsburgh Alzheimer ’s Walk. Besides


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Bishop's Heritage Circle gather at Anthony’s Members of the Bishop’s Heritage Circle met recently at Anthony’s Restaurant. Photo Provided

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PLATTSBURGH — Several members of the Bishop’s Heritage Circle recently gathered for Mass at the Roman Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist and a luncheon at Anthony’s Restaurant. The Bishop’s Heritage Circle was established back in 1995 by Bishop Paul S. Loverde and Clyde Lewis to assist in funding certain extraordinary needs of the Diocese which are not fully funded from other sources. Members who were able to attend the luncheon included: James Murnane, standing left to right include: James Coughlin, Judge Robert Main, Joanne Dwyer, Betty Coughlin, Dr. Celine Paquette, Janet Murnane, Patrick Murnane, Bishop Terry LaValley, Christine Racine, Mark Barie and Diocese of Ogdensburg Development Executive Director Scott Lalone. The Heritage Circle currently has 29 members from 18 households. Members since 1995 have generously contributed over $350,000 that has been the funding of special needs that Bishop Loverde, Bishop Barbarito, Bishop Cunningham and Bishop LaValley have deemed needing additional income. For more information regarding the Bishop’s Heritage Circle, contact Scott Lalone at (315) 393-2920 orslalone@ 32153

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Local teen shoots for Olympics By Stephen Bartlett PERU — It started with a flier, as Tristan Jeskanen’s father signed him up for a slider search. Today, the journey is far from over, with the 16-year-old excelling at luge and chasing Olympic dreams. He’s training hard, homeschooled now, and must raise a significant amount of money to continue down his path. But Jeskanen is not giving up, because he says, “I know I can do it.” At 13, he didn’t know what to expect when he participated in the slider search at Clinton Community College in 2009. “But I always liked to try new things.” He was hooked before the ride was over. “There’s just something about the speed and the wind in your face, and you just have to lie down and steer with your shoulders.” Before that, he played soccer and baseball and was a swimmer, but luge was different. It requires a strong core and upper body. The coaches thought he did well and invited him to the screening camp in Lake Placid. Before long, they noticed Jeskanen pulling faster starts than other athletes, a testament to his strength at such a young age. Jeskanen has spent the past three years training and competing in places such as Utah and participated in the nationals the last couple years. He no longer attends Peru Central School, with his family home-schooling him instead to better work around his training schedule. “It seems like I am never home anymore, because I am always training,” Jeskanen said. He placed fifth in his first nationals competition and eighth at the last one he competed in. Jeskanen hopes to compete in the 2018 Olympics. “It’s my biggest goal,” he said. Jeskanen has passion and love for the sport, as well as the commitment, and said he has great coaches to help him get stronger. “They are there for you after races, when you don’t do your best,” he said. “They boost me up after training. Without them, I would not have gotten stronger.” He wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of his family. “I just know this is what I am going to do.” When he closes his eyes, he can feel himself racing down

Tristan Jeskanen, age 16, of Peru, has spent the last three years training and competing in luge, readying himself to compete in the 2018 Olympics. the track, reaching speeds of up to 80-miles-per-hour. Yet he doesn’t feel as though he is traveling that fast as he navigates curves and focuses intently. The 45 seconds it takes to finish is almost like a dream. “It is so much of a thrill. I don’t really have words for it. You just lie down and you are going so fast, yet your mind seems to move slow, and you have so many things to think about.” It would be an honor to compete for America, Jeskanen said. This year, he was invited to compete with the Luge Junior National Team on the Junior World Cup Circuit. Jeskanen would compete in Utah and hopefully Europe, representing the United States. “This is what you need to do to move up and eventually get to the Olympic team. It is a lot of hard work and I have to raise a lot of money.” For this year, it is $10,000 to compete in all the races. The community has been tremendously supportive with donation tables, spaghetti dinners and more. Anyone interested in learning more about Jeskanen’s journey or making a donation toward his luge-related expenses can check out his web site: The U.S.A. Luge Junior National Athlete is not giving up on his dream. “I know as long as I stay focused and believe in myself, I can do it.”

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APA: use common sense when classifying Boreas Ponds


hen it comes time to classify the more than 20,000 acres surrounding the picturesque Boreas Ponds tract, we hope the Adirondack Park Agency breaks from tradition and listens to the locals and a little good old common sense over the wishes of environmental groups with a long history of narrow-mindedness. It is true that the area around Boreas Ponds has been shackled in private ownership. It is also true that it is one of the most beautiful places in the park, and it is wonderful news that, within five years, it will be open for all to enjoy. But just how accessible will it be to all the user groups? The last time we checked, taxes from all New Yorkers — not just the environmental groups — helped purchase the land, so why limit it to just a select few? We found it ironic that when “Team Cuomo” landed on the shores of Boreas Ponds a few weeks ago to tout the addition of the tract to the Forest Preserve, the group traversed the several miles up Gulf Brook Road to the main lodge in the comfort of motor vehicles. They had access to all-terrain vehicles and the governor fished the lake with a battery powered trolling motor. If the APA decides to classify this land with the most restrictive “wilderness” classification — as we are certain the environmental groups will lobby in favor of — it would limit access, and a disabled veteran who fought for this country will not be afforded the same luxury as was given to the governor. In fact, he wouldn’t even be able to take a wheelchair up the road. Under wilderness, the gate to this wellmaintained, two-lane gravel road will be forever locked, and the 3,500-square-foot main lodge overlooking the ponds — a place that would make a wonderful respite for that very same disabled veteran — would be razed in accordance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan as it would be a non-conforming structure. It would be torn down, even though North Hudson Supervisor Ronald Moore and State Sen. Betty Little have both said publicly they want it to remain open as a facility for the physically challenged. That logic seems to make sense to us. We are not advocating that the lands be open to motor vehicles or ATVs; we know what kind of a battle that would be and understand the destruction that could be caused to the environment, and the damaging precedent that could be set here.

But a compromise could and should be reached — perhaps under a less restrictive Wild Forest classification or a combination of classifications — that would allow as many user groups as possible to access the land. From mountain bikes to horse-drawn wagons to wheel carts under canoes — perhaps, dare we say it, even snowmobiles on the road in the wintertime. Besides snowmobiling, it would be similar to the 10-mile round-trip trek to Great Camp Santanoni in the town of Newcomb. The fact is, not everyone can hike 7 miles into a pond. For those that can’t, alternatives should be allowed. Anyone who cannot understand that is looking at it from a pretty narrowminded point of view. It is almost comical to hear the governor say that land purchases mean more tourism money for Adirondack communities. Tell that to residents of Hamilton County — an area that has the most state land and the lowest median household incomes in the state. The reality is state land purchases don’t automatically translate into tourism dollars. It’s a great place to visit but a really difficult place to make a living. North Hudson is in the same boat. As Moore recently said, the community has no gas station and no stores. Let’s be realistic — what exactly is this land purchase going to do to stimulate the economy in his community? A few folks might gas up at the Sunoco in Schroon Lake on their way south after hiking into Boreas Ponds, but just how much money is going to be spent in North Hudson? Not much, if any. Link a snowmobile trail into Boreas Ponds with Newcomb, Long Lake, North Hudson and Schroon Lake, though, and see how that turns around. Make that same trail a mountain bike trail in the summer and now you’re on to something. The APA should take all user groups into consideration when classifying state lands. This particular case — with its miles of wellmaintained existing roadways and beautiful main lodge — is custom made for opening up to a more intense level of use. Let’s use some common sense and maintain what is already there.

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Will we ever see a return to civility?


as today’s society lost all concern for civility? The conversation and questions have been growing louder over the past few decades, and there appears to be no real concern to improve the tone or tenor for the lack of respect in the ways in which we deal with each other, especially when we disagree. It should be very apparent that our inability to deal with a broad range of problems is largely attributable to the destructive ways in which the issues are being addressed. A few week ago I was shocked to read an editorial in our papers, penned by one of our editors, who, instead of offering constructive commentary on comments made by individuals, resorted to using a broad brush to paint many with the comments of a few. He truly didn’t mean to do so and has issued a formal apology, but was so enraged by the comments of the few that it seemed a simple step to assume everyone of similar association must think and act like the persons who made the comments, even though the statements have been far and widely condemned by nearly all. Despite the condemnation, once comments like those are in the public arena they continue to circulate. None of us are immune from putting our foot in our mouth. Some of the smartest people around can be caught making an inappropriate comment from time to time—sometimes taken out of context or requiring further explanation— but sometimes they just speak without thinking it all the way through. The problem isn’t always the comment, but how the comment is blown out of proportion. It takes on a life of its own, and, using a current term, goes viral. Civility is more than just mere politeness. Civility doesn’t mean a lack of confrontation or questioning on important issues, and it certainly shouldn’t be an excuse for any statements made publicly by an official or citizen. But neither should the lack of civility be allowed to become the destructive force it is growing to be in our society. In short, any reasonable definition of civility must recognize that there are many different interests which divide an increasingly diverse society, a society that produces an endless series of confrontations over difficult moral and distributional issues. We all need to realize that other thoughtful and caring people have different and opposing views on how to best address these complex problems. Constructive and open debate needs to focus on solutions which have the greatest chance of success, not upon personal attacks which often include a distortion of the facts, name calling and a low blow leveled by one adversary against another. By not demanding more civil and factual behavior from our leaders as they address the compelling interests of the day, we ultimately repeat what we hear and the actions we see to further distort comments. The end result is a likely

increase in the probability that any solution adopted is doomed for failure, having been constructed on inaccurate information. Fair, open and honDan Alexander est discussion and Thoughts from Behind the Pressline debate is essential to our democratic state, but when the escalation of distortion, closedminded delay tactics and mutual mistrust enter the equation, all chances of a satisfactory resolution are lost. Now we have powerful lobbying efforts by well-funded and substantially positioned power brokers and one-sided, self-interested watchdog organizations like today’s media adding to the noise. It’s no wonder common sense and civility have become a lost means of resolving the issues that are widening the divide among us. We simply can’t continue to justify the means used by our leaders and ourselves if we seek to address the root cause of the issues we face. Despite all the new technological information outlets available to us today, seeking the real truth and trying to avoid becoming complicit parties to pursue selfish objectives is almost impossible. The distortion of truth and lack of civil behavior has become so firmly rooted in our society that it is now our way of life. This column was written before this week’s first Presidential debate. Now be honest with yourself, especially if you’ve already made up your mind for whom you plan to vote. Did either candidate offer a persuasive argument that caused you to reconsider your firmly rooted position, or are your positions so well rooted in either side’s distorted version of the truth that even listening to the other position causes an uneasy feeling? Until we realize that the issues we face and conclusions we reach must be made on the basis of substantial open-minded arguments, made by fair and honest individuals who make personal gain a secondary concern, we will continue to ratchet up the volume. The end result may well be a powerful backlash and an ever-growing call for greater civility. We must find a way to transition from win-lose, which ultimately leads to lose-lose, and reach out to win-win opportunities. Look no further than the Tea Party or the We are the 99% movements gaining traction in the grassroots of society today. In many cases their actions are marginalized by the well-seated power brokers who dismiss their views and work to neutralize their efforts by painting them as radicals instead of addressing the issues they hold dear. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

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Since when are we not allowed to make a mistake? I was at the gym recently when I heard commentators from various programs who were angry, appalled, worried and possibly even frightened as they engaged in conversation about a recent event. I won’t go into the details, but they were sharing their views about a certain call referees made regarding what appeared to be a double catch at a football game. It was as if World War III had broken out. Basically, what it boiled down to was the commentators believed the referees had made a mistake. Suddenly, the world was going to end because people are not allowed to make mistakes, and if they do, they must suffer intense and even savage punishment because mistakes are horrific. The message here simply appears to be that mistakes cannot be made. Say those punishing the referees like Salem Witch trial judges are wrong, because to err is human, after all. That doesn’t bode well because the average person will resist the admittance of a wrong, almost like a trained soldier tortured for information, and

if there is no realization of the wrong, then at least one individual believes he or she is still right. Being wrong and making a mistake seem to go together in that the average person learns early on that both are to be condemned and avoided at all costs. While we say to err is human and that it is admirable to admit we are wrong, the message put out there is quite the opposite. It has created a climate in which mistakes do not happen, and if they do, they are horrible, and it is easier to eye everyone else suspiciously than admit we might be wrong. The reality is, to err is indeed human and we are all going to make mistakes, and we all do make mistakes. That doesn’t necessarily mean we shrug off our mistakes and act as if they never happened and didn’t have an impact on anyone, but since it is something all humans do, it also does not make sense to condemn someone for doing something that is very human and unavoidable, acting as if we just found a stash of bodies in that person’s basement or discovered they were

reason insurance exists to protect the surgeon and compensate the family. But it also doesn’t mean suddenly announcing or acting as if the surgeon who saved countless lives is now an idiot, even evil, who should be fired and shunned, despite the countless lives that individual saved before the mistake and will likely save after the mistake. To err is human. But say initially that is what occurs. Good luck seeing that course of action, that attitude reversed, because admitting a wrong is a nearly impossible feat for the average individual. Most of us avoid thinking about being wrong, or are willing to admit that we are wrong. So those condemning the referees were not wrong. Of course, until one realizes he or she is wrong, a wrong has not occurred, at least in that individual’s mind. We tend to assume that we are right and the other individual is ignorant or an idiot. Instead, we should accept that we make mistakes and that we

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From the Editor’s Desk plotting to blow up America. It is going to happen over the course of someone’s career. Even the highly skilled surgeon who saves countless lives each year, may, in his or her career, make a mistake or two and, given the profession, those mistakes may be costly. It seems as if the mistake cannot be overlooked, depending on the impact on the individual under the knife. It seems this is one

could be wrong. From very early on in our development, we are often taught that mistakes are bad, and so is being wrong, something that is reinforced by our parents and even our teachers. Even by doing something so simple as pointing out mistakes on homework and tests, without putting anything in perspective, we are encouraging people to strive to not make mistakes, instead of realizing that to err is human. So basically the message is don’t make a mistake because you are not human and no one is ever wrong, because it will be no good for anyone involved, unless you are the person who is right, I guess. On the contrary, I prefer to believe humans are capable of all sorts of beautiful and powerful change and that talking about it is just one step toward evolving. To err is human, and it is possible to step out of that trapped feeling of being right. Reach Editor Stephen Bartlett at

Our life coaches, Style and Substance: On owning a small business Dear Style & Substance: I am a small business owner and I’ve noticed that some of my staff, after they have been here a while, slack off and have bad work habits. I am really not sure about how to get everyone back on track. Any advice? This seems to be a typical problem with so many small businesses. Many times, small businesses are run more like a family than a business. Owners and employees often become friends and the lines between personal and professional become blurred beyond recognition. At the end of the day however, a business is a business, and just like a functional and happy family, boundaries and guidelines give structure and support to accomplish goals. One way to set the stage for success is in the hiring and orientation process. This is a time when clear expectations, routines, and policies are set by the employer and expected by new employees. Processes should be very detailed and be written in an employee handbook, no matter the size of the organization. This should also include warnings and disciplinary procedures. You, the business owner, should at all times reflect the consistency expected. Should a new employee show disinterest or dislike early on, that is not likely to change unless you initiate the discussion and the expected changes. Should this be something that you have not implemented, begin the process now and review it with each staff member. We think that two “automatics” should be in place; which would be NO use of technology that is not work-related and being on time and ready to work each day at the designated time. Harsh, but true. Cell phones, Facebook, web browsing, and work phones for personal planning and family calls, should be forbid-

sors. Reward systems are a great way to regularly give out appreciation and compliments. Everyone responds to something different; design the rewards around your staff’s interests and motivations. We think that $$$ are a great motivator! Address situations immediately. This reminds employees that you are aware and have the workplace environment under control. Immediate action reduces chaos, gossip and drama. Employees are seeking a sense of fairness, and if a double standard exists, or they regularly hear someone using excuses to keep out of trouble, they will begin to disrespect your authority. A poor supervisory style that was recently brought to our attention is when the boss is so intimidated by particular employees, that they make an overall demand instead of a direct demand to the specific offender. This leads to a lack of confidence in your leadership from the other employees. Remember that THIS IS A BUSINESS!! Without making your issues their issues it is a delicate balance to undertake. Many times employees have no idea of all the time, costs, worries and juggling that you are actually doing to make a living. Deciding what may help them understand is a tricky, yet necessary piece to good leadership.

Michele Armani and Sally Meisenheimer den. We do understand that emergencies happen; however, set everyone straight from the start with clear expectations for professional use of technology. Put a computer history check system in place, so the rules are respected. If the work times are not clearly enforced, then employees can easily make excuses. Hold regular meetings, with both the entire staff and individually, to build understanding, camaraderie and to set goals to help keep the staff on track with workloads and reporting to supervi-

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Local librarian writes book on Plattsburgh By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — She subjected her children to historical narrations each time they passed through downtown Plattsburgh. Those same children also waited patiently as she stopped to get better photos of historical markers. At one point, she carpeted the floor with reference books. But in the end, Kelly Julian produced the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series: Plattsburgh. The book consists of more than 100 vintage images and memories of Plattsburgh as well as 50-70 word captions describing photos and the history of Plattsburgh. “I received an email out of the blue a year and a half ago asking me for historic photos in the archive and whether I knew anyone interested in writing about Plattsburgh as part of the series they do nationwide,” Julian said. “I thought, ‘I can do that.’” As a librarian at Plattsburgh Public Library she figured it would be a way to showcase the library’s collection. She also used photographs from the Clinton County Historical Association’s collection with the help of Roger Black. At first, Julian found it difficult sorting through the photographs and sort of felt like she was “blundering” through the collection to find what would work. But then it became easier to identify photos, and ultimately, she enjoyed sorting through the collections. For example, it was clear a photo of Zephaniah Platt, who founded Plattsburgh in 1784, would be important. She also wanted to share the military and commercial importance for more than 200 years of the city on the shores of Lake Champlain. “I knew I wanted to include the industrial history of Plattsburgh and tourism,” Julian said. “You start digging into the history and discover this was a big place people wanted to come to.” Plattsburgh’s waterways were important as they provided access to the St. Lawrence Seaway and Canada to the north and the Hudson Valley to the south. The location served to make the American victory at the Battle of Plattsburgh critical to America’s independence. Plattsburgh further served as President William McKinley’s summer White House and hosted the Catholic Summer

Kelly Julian holding a copy of her book, Plattsburgh, which is part of the “Images of America” series by Arcadia Publishing. Photo by Stephen Bartlett

School of America. “We had President Taft in a parade on Margaret Street,” Julian said. The undertaking wasn’t without its setbacks, such as when Julian’s laptop died for three months. At times, she wondered what she had gotten herself into. “It took the better part of a year.” In fact, it never really felt like it came together until a month after she turned in the manuscript. Yet the project was, ultimately, fun, and Julian would like

to do some more writing. “I never thought I would do that.” The book is available at, the Corner-Stone Book Shop in downtown Plattsburgh, Amazon, the Clinton County Historical Association, Battle of Plattsburgh War of 1812 Museum, Yandos and Barnes and Noble. Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.

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New Las Vegas service at Plattsburgh Airport By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — Allegiant has announced nonstop jet service between Plattsburgh and Las Vegas starting Dec. 19, 2012. The company is introducing the new service with fares as low as $150 one way, though there are time limitations for such tickets. “We are pleased to announced another affordable and convenient travel option for residents of the Plattsburgh and Montreal region,” said An-

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sands of Montrealers and others who have been asking about Vegas will be able to get there through Plattsburgh, Montreal’s U.S. Airport,” said Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the Marketing and Development Agency for Plattsburgh International Airport. “Las Vegas has been the most requested destination from the beginning, and we know this operation will be another success for both Allegiant and Plattsburgh.” He stressed that Plattsburgh travelers can save when they book air, hotel, car, activity and attraction reservations together.

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Redistricting draws little interest in Plattsburgh By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — Peter Ensel peered out into the nearly empty rows of arranged chairs in the Plattsburgh Common Council Chambers and offered the community the opportunity to speak. And only a few minutes after it started, the space between filled with silence and Ensel closed the public hearing held by the City of Plattsburgh Redistricting Committee. “I am a little surprised no one had anything to say,” Committee Chairman Ensel said. “I don’t know if it is because they think we did such a good job or because there is just a lack of interest.” The plan by the re-districting committee to re-draw the city’s six wards sees the most changes in wards 2, 3 and 1, in order of which ward is gaining or losing the most. The committee wanted to hear comments on the plan. Plattsburgh, by law, must redistrict its voting wards based on the 2010 U.S. Census, which revealed the city had 19,989 people, for an average of 3,332 each ward. Plattsburgh’s Common Council appointed the five-member committee to designate the boundaries of the city’s six wards in

accordance with the City Charter. The committee met several times with the goal of developing a proposal that met the demands of the charter, was geographically logical and impacted as few residents as possible. They were to also consider natural boundaries, polling places and locations of current councilors’ residences. The committee was allowed to deviate 5 percent below and above the average, with a range of 3,165 to 3,498 people, and had to configure the wards in a way that contained a balanced number of residents. The committee felt it accomplished that goal with a high of 3,469 in Ward 3, and a low of 3,214 in Ward 1. That represented a difference of 255 residents between the most populated and least populated wards, or a 7.9 percent differential. Wards 2 and 3 were the most challenging, with Ward 2 having

4,495 people and Ward 3 only 2,904. Ward 2 grew significantly over the years with development on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Some of the changes included relocating two Plattsburgh State dormitories on Rugar Street from Ward 2 to Ward 3. The plan submitted by the committee puts Ward 1 at 3,214, compared to 2,966; Ward 2 at 3,444, compared to 4,495; Ward 3 at 3,469, compared to 2,904; Ward 4 at 3,259, compared to 3,366; Ward 5 at 3,290, compared to 3,129; and Ward 6 at 3,313, compared to 3,129. The committee can change the plan based on the public hearing and then submit it to the Common Council, which can approve it or make suggestions before sending it back to the committee.



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Small group protests moose killing in Wilmington By Katherine Clark WILMINGTON — A small group of protesters weathered the rain and cold on Saturday, Sept. 29 to stand up for the moose killed by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Sept. 25. The protest was held after a wildlife official shot and killed an injured bull moose that had been seen around the West Branch of the Ausable River for four days off a narrow stretch of road in the Wilmington Notch. DEC Regional Wildlife Conservation Manager Lance Durfey said the decision to kill the moose was made after watching the animal suffer with injuries to its back legs. The nine protesters stood in a parking area on the Wilmington Notch, carrying signs, playing drums and chanting for passing cars to give their support for the moose they had named Bruce. The incident left Bloomingdale resident Pam Smith asking if the moose really needed to be shot. “The question is was there were any alternatives? They didn’t ask if there were any alternatives,” Smith said. Smith said she was upset and skeptical that the DEC couldn’t remove the moose’s body alive as easily as they did after it was killed. “What’s the difference of them taking him out sedated or dead?” Smith said. Durfey said last week they didn’t want to sedate the moose for fear it would cause the animal more pain and distress. “The sedatives would only have immobilized the moose. He still would have been conscious and in the water,” Durfey said. “We didn’t want to put him through that.” Signs carried by the protestors read “Department of Executing Critters,” “Moose Abuse No Time for Bruce,” “No Moose loitering violators will be shot” and “I can’t speak for myself. You are my voice!” with a picture of the moose on the page. Jennifer McCaffrey of Brushton said that she made the almost two-hour drive to show support for the moose and be a voice for him. “Just felt really strongly that the moose shouldn’t have been killed,” McCaffrey said. McCaffrey said the DEC should have allowed nature to take its course without human intervention.

Nine people held a protest on Sept. 29 against the DEC shooting of a moose on the Wilmington Notch. Photo by Katherine Clark

Jason Oconnell, of Brushton, said the DEC shouldn’t have shot the moose who was inside the wildlife preserve and not hurting anyone. “We’re in the Adirondack Park. It’s the biggest park in the country, and that’s what it’s for,” Oconnell said. “It’s for the animals in the woods not rich people from downstate on vacation.” The protest was organized by Brenda Rose Dadds-Woodward, a wildlife photographer from Dannemora. Dadds-Woodward came to see the moose every day while it stood in the river. On Sept. 25, she cancelled her plans when she heard the news the moose had been killed. “I actually just started crying at the computer. I was going to bring my son to see the moose that day, too,” Dadds-Woodward said. “My son said, ‘Those are mean people. They could have saved him.’” She started organizing the protest right away. Of the almost 80 people who agreed to attend via the event’s Facebook page, nine attended. Dadds-Woodward said she was disappointed with the small turnout of protestors but she plans to do more.

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Early detection of breast cancer is the single-most effective way to beat the disease. That is why it is essential for women to conduct their own breast exams to discover any potential anomalies early on. While doctors stress the importance of selfexamination, many women still show up for routine wellness visits admitting they don’t do examinations because they simply don’t know how. Perhaps because the practice was given the formal name “breast selfexam.” Today, however, doctors tell women to have “breast self-awareness.” That

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Alzheimer’s Walk from page 1 the walk itself, the event included music, games, brain exercises meant to lower the risk of Alzheimer ’s, dancing, food and exercise. Participants gathered at Sibley Hall on Plattsburgh State’s campus, with one group walking inside and the other outside under a light rain. Alzheimer ’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It worsens as it progresses and eventually leads to death. In 2006, 26.6 million people worldwide suffered from Alzheimer ’s disease, which is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050. The annual walk is held to raise awareness and support those affected by the disease, and to support their families, friends and caregivers. It is also held to raise money to support services offered by the Alzheimer ’s Center and The Third Age Adult Day Centers in Elizabethtown, Malone, Plattsburgh and Saranac Lake. “Many people don’t know that one out of every seven or eight individuals over 65 might have Alzheimer ’s,” said Dr. Taher Zandi of Plattsburgh State. “These funds stay locally to help folks who cannot care for themselves.” “People need to know about the services that are available in the area, especially if they are suffering from Alzheimer ’s dis-

ease,” said Lee Vera, who coordinated the walk. “Individuals experiencing problems with their memory should go to the center for an assessment,” she said. David Cronk’s wife, Ellen, was diagnosed with subcortical dementia roughly 18 months ago. Symptoms of subcortical dementia include slowing of cognition, memory disturbances, difficulty with complex intellectual tasks and mood disturbances. “It changes your life,” Mr. Cronk said. This is the second year the team “Ellen’s Rebellion” participated in the walk, raising $1,500 last year and $5,300 this year. “There are too many people with the disease,” Mr. Cronk said. Mrs. Racine worries about the rest of her loved ones, as Alzheimer ’s disease seems to run in the family. “We have to do more research.” Currently, there is no cure, which is one reason Mrs. Racine believes it is so important to hold events to raise funds for research. Her husband loved the outdoors and was a machinist. When they were newlyweds, she purchased a rolling pin and there was a crack in it. He vowed to make her another one. Over the years, he dried a large piece of wood, and one of the last things he did for her before entering the nursing home was make a rolling pin. “I make a lot of pies.”

Lucille Racine and her grandson, Daniel, at the annual Plattsburgh Alzheimer’s Walk. Photos by Stephen Bartlett

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Clinton County acts against synthetic drugs By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — It causes psychotic episodes in children and adults, sending both to the hospital. Authorities think it might be responsible for at least one suicide over the past year. Yet businesses continue to sell synthetic drugs. That is why the Clinton County Legislature recently made it illegal to possess synthetic drugs with penalties that include jail time. “We are trying to get this off our streets,” said Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wiley. Synthetic cannabinoids and other synthetic drugs, such as bath salts, come in a variety of products, including K2, Spice and White Light-

ning. Clinton County Legislator Sara Rowden (DArea 4, Town of Plattsburgh) has spoken with psychiatrists who have admitted individuals to the hospital with severe reactions to synthetic drugs. Clinton County Legislator John Gallagher (DArea 9, City of Plattsburgh) has had a career in education and knows of middle-school students suffering from severe reactions, even psychotic episodes. “They are as young as 12,” he said. “It is a pretty scary thing.” This past August, the state of New York made it illegal to sell synthetic cannabinoids and other synthetic drugs, slapping those who continued to do so with fines. “A number of establishments have said they

Man Struck from page 1 the train stretched past Riley Avenue. The train blocked traffic at crossings at Margaret Street, Riley Avenue and Boynton Avenue for several hours as police collected evidence and interviewed witnesses. Some witnesses said they watched as the train slammed on its brakes. They saw a man being dragged underneath, causing them to remember a 23-year-old man, who completed suicide by jumping under a Canadian Pacific Freight train in October 2009 Friday’s incident slowed traffic along Miller Street as people driving and walking by looked to determine what had happened. “It is a fatality, and it is under investigation,” Racicot said. Rescue crews responded to the scene with City Police, as well as New York State Police and University Police. City Police will use a new high-tech scanner to attempt to recreate the accident scene. Canadian Pacific Railway Police were in the area conducting special training and have already been notified. Racicot said that because of its shape and size, a train gives the illusion is not travelling as fast as it is. “But it is moving faster than it appears.”

OBITUARIES HELEN C. SHEDD Westport, Helen C. Shedd died on Wednesday August 9, 2012, with her family by her side at Highlands Regional Medical Center In Sebring, Fl. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at the Westport Federated Church in Westport, NY. There will then be a committal service at Black River Cemetery. Following this, a luncheon will be provided back at the church. W.M.Marvins is in charge of local arrangements. WALTON R. HUESTIS JR. AUG 19, 1940 - SEP 27, 2012 Willsboro, NY Venice, FL, a niece Rebecca Walton R. Huestis Jr. 72, of of NJ, a nephew David and Willsboro, NY died at CVPH wife Chris of Saratoga, an Medical Center Thursday 9/ aunt Helen Huestis Wright of 27/12 from complications of GA, a sister and brother-inlong term diabetes. law Debbie and Mike McHe was born in Ticonderoga, Donald and their daughter NY 8/19/40 the older son of Katelyn, and a sister-in-law Walton and Rhesa (SpearBarbara Morano, all of man) Huestis. He graduated Loudonville, NY. from Bordentown Military Calling hours were held SatAcademy, Paul Smiths Colurday 9/29/12 at the Willslege and Simmons School of boro United Methodist Mortuary Science. He was a Church from 11AM to 2PM. member of the The Keeseville A Masonic Service was held Elks, The Iroquois Lodge at 1:30pm. A Funeral Service F&AM #715, The Willsboro was held @ 2pm with RevFish & Game Club, The NYS erend McPheeters officiating. Coroners & Medical ExaminA reception and fellowship ers Association and the time followed the Funeral Willsboro United Methodist Service. A private burial will Church. He was an Essex be at a future date. County Coroner for 25 years. At the request of the family He owned and managed the in lieu of flowers donations Huestis Funeral Home in in his memory may be made Willsboro for 39 years. to the Willsboro Rescue, 3 In 1970 he married Nancy Farrell Rd. Willsboro, NY (Hamilton) and together they 12996. Its dedicated memraised 3 children, Todd of bers took great care of Bob Raleigh NC, Robb of Willsover many years during his boro, NY, and Katie of illness. Thank you from the Roslindale, MA. He is surbottom of our hearts. vived by 1 brother Kirby of

will take the fine because the amount of money they are making exceeds the fine,” Wiley said. “They know what is taking place, but they know it is a profit, so they continue to sell it,” said Clinton County Legislator Robert Butler (R-Area 6, Saranac). “They should be embarrassed.” Wiley said one of the reasons the county is moving forward with the law is because the state has failed to move forward with felony charges. He hopes possible jail time will deter local businesses from selling synthetic drugs. The new local law carries a misdemeanor for possession, which can bring up to one year in jail. Legislators unanimously approved the law, though it must be filed with the Secretary of State to take effect. Wiley’s office recently purchased synthetic drugs from one local business, while another that

once sold them has since taken them off the shelves. “One is a head shop and one is convenient store,” Wiley said. The use of synthetic drugs is on the rise in Clinton County. There is a big expense to taxpayers, Clinton County Sheriff Dave Favro said. People using the drugs are often sent to jail, and/or the hospital. “The danger is we don’t fully understand them,” Favro said. “With synthetic drugs, any little change in the chemical composition can create a new health issue.” He said people of all ages are using synthetic drugs. “We are seeing a number of young adults affected, and a number of kids hospitalized,” Wiley said.

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The history of hunting in the Adirondacks

At first glance, the only evidence it was a buck were some big tines sticking out of the tall grass. Later I got a better glimpse of him, as he ran off in the distance. Photos by Joe Hackett


ccording to The Hunter's Aim: The Cultural Politics of American Sport Hunters, 1880-1910 written by Daniel Justin Herman, “sport hunting in the United States reached its pinnacle in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Between 1865 and 1900, no less than thirty-nine weekly and monthly American journals were devoted to field sports, including Forest and Stream, The American Sportsman, The American Field, Outdoor Life, Recreation, Outing, and Turf Field, and Farm.” Herman explains, “Hunting was the most ubiquitous of American field sports….and the most symbolically charged. Simply put, to hunt in the Gilded Age was to define oneself as American while simultaneously defining oneself too as an equal of English aristocrats.” “Ironically, as sport hunting in the United States peaked around the turn of the century, native game populations were plummeting. By the time the western "frontier" had been tamed; the industrial revolution was in full swing and the U.S. population was rapidly turning more urban and industrial rather than rural and agrarian.” Hunting proved to be important means of subsistence for settlers, even as agriculture cane to define civilization. In the colonial era, hunters were considered barbaric, backwards backwoodsmen, who were not far removed from the Native Americans. Civilized men were expected to spend their time toiling on the farm or working in a factory. Modern men were more likely involved in the burgeoning progresses of the Industrial Revolution. This divide, which occurred at the turn of the last century, continues to haunt shooting sports to this day. To a degree, the divide affected big game hunting the most, and today, it deer hunting is largely considered a blue-collar pursuit, while the more polished sportsmen prefer to hunt elk, quail and pheasant. Despite a host of social and economic divides, shooting sports continue to provide the American public with a valuable connection to the past. Additionally, our long heritage of hunting and fishing pursuits are directly responsible for the preservation of wildlife and the continued conservation of the wild places they inhabit. Herman concluded, ”sport hunting became a quintessentially American sport in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries…as it offered a way to recapture an imagined past…and defined Americanness.” In current times, as Americans continue to adjust to the rapid changes brought on by the advent of instant communications, and the uncertainties of the many modern day political, social and economic upheaval; it will be traditional consumptive sports such as hunting and angling that provide the population with an important a grounding influence. In an increasingly artificial world, where virtual reality is nearly as prevalent as the real thing, it will be the folks with boots on the ground that offer this country it’s best and last chance to hold onto the foundations of a proud society.

Adirondack Big Game Hunting

Historically, the vast landmass encompassing the current Park wasn’t formally labeled the Adirondacks until 1837. Prior to that time, a British map from 1761 referred to the land simply as ‘Deer Hunting Country’. It seems times haven’t

changed as much as the names. Despite the lack of a formal name, it is believed the region once provided a traditional route for native peoples of the Algonquin, Abenaki and Mohawk nations, who traveled through it for centuries. The land was likely used for hunting, trapping, fishing and trade, but there is little evidence of the establishment of permanent Indian settlements. However, it is believed that Native People maintained seasonal villages for hunting, fishing and even agricultural purposes. Although New York State initiated regulations restricting the harvest of Whitetail Deer in 1788, which limited the harvest to a season spanning from August until December, the laws were rarely enforced. In the years following the Civil War, an energetic and ever burgeoning East Coast populace discovered the Adirondacks. In their efforts to escape the summer heat and eternal urban grime, they vacated the cities, and retreated to the cool confines of the Great North Woods. They were called ‘vacationers’, and soon the fabulous resorts and Great Camps were built to accommodate them. The rush north was greatly aided by several publications that painted a rather rosy image of the benefits of wilderness travel. Initially, the notorious Adirondack black flies received very little ink. When Rev. William H. H. Murray published Adventures in the Wilderness in 1869, the book brought a ground swell of urbanites to the to the Adirondacks in the movement that became known as ‘Murray’s Rush.’ Increasingly, travelers that included Murrays Fools came to hunt and fish during their vacation, and the demand for competent woodsmen fostered the development of a network of Adirondack guides. The manly pursuits of hunting, fishing and camping were extremely popular among urban dwellers, and the Adirondacks beckoned. In the years after the Civil War until the turn of the century, over three dozen national magazines were published to satisfy the demand for sporting journals. Many publications, including Forest and Stream advocated for the preservation and restoration of native species such as moose, black bear and beaver, while others endorsed efforts to stock elk, buffalo, Russian Boar and a host of exotic big game species. A few of these original sporting journals are still in publication today, including The American Sportsman, Outdoor Life, and Field and Stream. As fish and game stocks began to become depleted, The New York State Forest Commission enacted game laws for the Adirondacks with defined seasons, take limits and a specified means of harvest in order to protect the natural resources. According to Adirondack Wilderness: A Story of Man and Nature by Jane Eblen Keller, the New York Deer Hunting Season was reduced to two deer per person from August 15 until October 15, in1895. Jacklighting of deer was finally banned in 1897, and following a five-year prohibition in 1899, the hounding of deer was banned permanently in 1904. At the time, the science of game management was a relatively new concept. However, the extinction of such prolific species as Passenger Pigeons, and the near demise of the American Bison, sounded a national alarm. The unprotected and unwarranted hunting of game species simply for sport was considered a national calamity. In the Adirondacks, and elsewhere, game seasons were established, and restocking efforts were initiated to restore beaver, black bear and to ensure the survival of a greatly diminished whitetail deer herd. In 1926, hunters were required to purchase a hunting license, and the hunting season was reduced to just a month from October 16 until November 15. However, Adirondack hunters were still harvesting between seven and twelve thousand deer throughout the 1920’s and 30’s. Due to ongoing conservations efforts, the Adirondack deer herd expanded and annual harvests topped out in 1954, when hunters took 10,192 bucks, which remains the annual record. However, in 1969 three hard winters in seccession reduced the deer population by half when the animals couldn't forage beneath the deep snows. The decline occurred when much of the Forest Preserve had a lot of even-aged stands with little undergrowth, that were inhospitable to deer. A sudden scarcity of whitetails was evident in 1968, when hunters harvested only 8,383 bucks in the Adirondacks, and by 1971, they managed a take of only 2,907 whitetails. By the end of the '70's decade, the Department of Environmental Conservation estimated the Adirondack deer herd conisted of less than 30,000 animals due to a series of hard winters and the lack of suitable habitat. Currently, wildlife biologists indicate the deer herd has rebounded quite well and estimates of current deer populations in a range between sixty and eighty thousand animals. Like most deer hunters, I ask that at least one buck passes my way during the open season. Anything beyond that would be purely a bonus. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

Giant Mountain from Owl Head lookout near Elizabethtown. Photo by Shaun Kittle

Why we seek nature


t only took 10 minutes for the view to disappear, 10 minutes for the bright autumn leaves decorating Giant Mountain to be enveloped in a cloud of mist. I witnessed the spectacle from the rocks of Owl Head lookout, and eagerly watched as the sunlight became a filtered haze of its former self and the wind picked up, causing glistening, mote-sized droplets of water to dance before me. “This is why I do this,” I thought as the mist continued along the range, consuming Rocky Peak Ridge. “This is something worth beholding.” For me, a nice view is simply a destination, a milestone along a trip through the woods. The 2.5 mile trail to Owl Head lookout is interesting in its own right. With its little waterfalls, wooden bridges, open hemlock-dominated forests and mossy ravine, it is about as scenic as anyone could ask for. But, as much as I enjoyed the journey, it is that one moment, when everything changed, that stands out to me the most. I have been asked what it is about nature that appeals to me, why I would rather take to a trail than a shopping mall, especially on a rainy day, and the answer is never a simple one. It is a fair question, for sure, but an honest response is multi-tiered—I go into the forest to learn, to challenge myself, to gain perspective and to relax. But there was something that came before all of that, something the mist-shrouded mountains reminded me of—a sense of discovery. From my first memories of the outdoors to my latest outing, I have found that there is always a feeling of exploration and adventure in the forest, even on some of our most well-worn paths. It is why, I think, so many people are drawn to nature, and why some of us feel the need to return to it as often as possible. It is true that people enter the woods for different reasons—scientists seek to study it, climbers to scale it, hunters to stalk it and artists to emulate it. Regardless of the activity, that thing that keeps a person busy, the goal remains the same—to experience that one moment in time when something extraordinary occurs. It could be spotting a rare Bicknell’s thrush in the krummholz on Algonquin or being the first to climb the new slide on Upper Wolf Jaw. It might be taking down a buck after tracking it for hours through the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest or finally getting the colors right in that painting of a perfect mountain sunset over Osgood Pond. I think about all of this as I watch the mist travel through the valley toward Lake Champlain. I think about how fortunate I feel to be the only one on Owl Head this day, and then I think about how important it is to have this land available for everyone to enjoy. It enriches lives, it calms nerves, and it’s great exercise. Yes, we might think differently about the activities we pursue, but in the end we are all seeking, and fighting to protect, the same thing. As I left the trailhead and came around a bend on Route 9N, what I saw compelled me to pull over—a rainbow was straddling the road in a great, prismatic arch. As I admired it a man came out of a nearby house and stood in his front lawn, head tilted toward the sky, and a rider on a motorcycle soon stopped and joined me on the shoulder of the road. No one spoke, for we had each found the natural wonder on our own, and even though we shared that moment, that feeling of discovery still belonged to each one of us.

Shaun Kittle

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The Sched

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Friday, Oct. 5 Football


Moriah at AuSable Valley, 7:30 p.m. Peru at Plattsburgh High, 7:30 p.m. Ogdensburg at Tupper Lake, 7:30 p.m.

Northeastern Clinton 3, Saranac 2 NCCS: Molly Roush 2 goals; Mallory Honan 1 goal, 1 assist; Celine Bouvier 2 saves SCS: Amy LoTemplio 1 goal; Rebecca Heywood 1 goal; Kristen Napper 1 assist; Jamie Favreau 10 saves

Volleyball Plattsburgh High at Saranac, 4:30 p.m. Northern Adirondack at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Lake Placid at AuSable Valley, 4:30 p.m.

Chazy 3, Moriah 1 CCRS: Megan Reynolds 2 goals; Amber Polomsky 1 goal; Rachel Pombrio 1 assist; Courtney Gilmore 1 assist; Logan Baker 3 saves

Girls soccer Plattsburgh High at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Northeastern Clinton at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Saranac at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Moriah, 4:30 p.m. Seton Catholic at Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m. Chazy at Elizabethtown-Lewis, 4:30 p.m. Willsboro at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Keene at Minerva/Newcomb, 4:30 p.m.

Ticonderoga 4, Northern Adirondack 2, OT NAC: Makenna Magee 1 goal; Magan Magee 1 goal; Maegan Brunelle 1 assist; Rachael Venne 1 assist; Stephanie Snide 4 saves Seton Catholic 3, Willsboro 1 Seton: Peyton Falb 2 goals; Clara Giroux 1 goal; Maddison Murnane 2 assists; Kelli Ryan 6 saves Wills: Kathryn Belzile 1 goal; Kyli Swires 1 assist; Stephanie Blanchard 12 saves Northeastern Clinton 2, Plattsburgh High 0 NCCS: Mallory Honan 2 goals; Taylor Rabideau 1 assist; Celine Bouvier 7 saves PHS: Karlie Neale 6 saves Chazy 2, Ticonderoga 0 CCRS: Abbey Snide 1 goal; Hannah Laurin 1 goal; Megan Reynolds 1 assist; Gwen LaPier 1 assist; Logan Baker 3 saves Saranac 3, AuSable Valley 1 SCS: Kayla Naper 1 goal, 1 assist; Amy LoTemplio 1 goal; Summer Gillespie 1 goal; Emily Heywood 2 assists; Jamie Favreau 8 saves AVCS: Maddison Rondeau 1 goal; Bryce Douglass 4 saves, Nichole Pulsifer 5 saves Northern Adirondack 3, Moriah 1 NAC: Rachael Venne 2 goals; Magan Magee 1 goal, 1 assist; Stephanie Snide 5 saves; Anna Lashway 2 saves

Volleyball Plattsburgh High 25-25-19-27 Northern Adirondack 18-11-25-25 PHS: Katie Dwyer 7 digs; Rachel Rebideau 10 digs; Kadijah Brown 10 kills, 6 digs; Taylor Witkiewicz 4 kills, 6 digs; Kayla Dragoon 8 kills, 26 assists; Amanda McMahon 6 digs; Kayla Boise 6 digs; Deanna LaBarge 8 kills NAC: Shonni Velasquez 9 digs, 4 kills; Emma Trombley 8 assists, 4 kills; Hannah Charland 16 kills, 13 digs; Zoey Varin 7 digs; Whitney Mesec 6 digs; MacKenzie Fountain 11 assists, 6 digs Beekmantown 25-25-25 Peru 11-7-11 BCS: Michaela LaFountain 18 assists; Jordynne Ales 6 aces; Mikaela Frechette 6 aces, 4 kills; Evelyn Vicencio 6 assists; Shannon Ryan 10 kills, 3 blocks; Emily Anderson 7 kills

Swimming Dalen Keswick of Plattsburgh High competes in the balance beam during the Hornets’ home meet against Beekmantown last week. Keswick finished second in the all around. Photo by Keith Lobdell PCS: Brooke Wyand 2 aces; Lea Perry 3 assists; Alexis McKee 2 digs Northeastern Clinton 25-25-29 Lake Placid 21-20-27 NCCS: Brianna McCoy 10 kills; Ellen Reid 10 digs, 5 kills; Amanda Tallon 25 assists; Emily Norris 18 digs, 10 kills; Stephanie LaValley 13 digs LPCS: Brenna Garrett 3 aces, 3 kills; Lindsey Howe 8 kills; Carleigh Garrett 7 assists; Serina Hayes 9 assists; Taylor Maiorca 5 digs AuSable Valley 25-25-23-25 Peru 10-11-25-14 AVCS: Noelle Miller 10 kills, 3 blocks; Mirissa OʼNeill 8 aces; Belle OʼToole 10 assists, 5 digs; Alexandra Lincoln 20 digs Peru: Lea Perry 11 assists; Brooke Wyand 10 digs; Brittany Kelso 4 kills Plattsburgh High 25-20-25-25 Saranac Lake 17-25-23-16 PHS: Kadijah Brown 8 kills; Taylor Witkiewicz 4 aces, 5 kills; Samantha Martin 5 kills; Kayla Dragoon 27 assists Saranac Lake: Emily Fountain 9 assists; Samantha Martin 8 aces, 4 digs; Sarah Parker 5 digs; Kylie Sapone 7 assists; Shannon Stevens 8 digs, 6 kills; Nicole Viscardo 4 aces, 3 kills

Beekmantown 25-25-25 Northeastern Clinton 6-11-10 BCS: Molly King 6 digs; Amanda Frederick 5 aces; Michaela LaFountain 8 assists; Katie Gates 5 aces; Jordynne Ales 12 aces; Evelyn Vicencio 8 assists; Shannon Ryan 6 kills; Emily Anderson 5 aces, 5 kills NCCS: Brianna McCoy 5 digs; Ellen Reid 5 digs; Amanda Tallon 4 digs; Emily Norris 5 digs; Stephanie LaValley 6 digs Northern Adirondack 25-25-25 Saranac 23-17-20 NAC: Shonni Velasquez 8 kills; Emma Trombley 12 assists; Hannah Charland 8 kills; MacKenzie Fountain 5 assists Saranac: Samantha Aierle 5 aces, 5 assists; Sara Wood 4 kills; Bryanna Evoy 7 assists

Boys soccer Elizabethtown-Lewis 1, Willsboro 0 ELCS: Isaiah Turner 1 goal; Brody Hooper 1 assist; Zach LaPier 5 saves Wills: Dakoda Latford 10 saves AuSable Valley 2, Plattsburgh High 1, OT AVCS: Jacob Montefusco 1 goal; John Goodnough 1 goal; Nate Casey 1 assist; Elias Smith 1 assist; Joshua Taylor 5 saves PHS: Nick Dodd 1 goal; Brooks Kelly 1 assist; Rob Knowles 5 saves Beekmantown 1, Saranac Lake 0 BCS: Adam Goldfarb 1 goal; Nick Danussi 1 assist; Matt LaClair 7 saves SLCS: Oliver Holmes 7 saves Willsboro 3, Seton Catholic 2, OT Wills: Seth Swires 2 goals; Sam Politi 1 goal, 1 assist; Nolan Murphy 1 assist; Brandon Porter 1 assist; Dakoda Latford 17 saves Seton: Chris Kustos 1 goal; Keegan Frenyea 1 goal; Kaden Baugh 2 assists; Keagen Briggs 10 saves Northern Adirondack 1, Westport 0 NAC: Darian Velasquez 1 goal; Brady Smart 1 assist; Dan Burger 3 saves West: Sam Napper 25 saves Courtney Wilson looks to control the ball for Beekmantown. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Northeastern Clinton 4, Saranac 0 NCCS: Kyle McCarthy 3 goals; Mason Le-

tourneau 1 goal; Avery Trombley 3 assists Saranac: Andrew Tedford 9 saves Elizabethtown-Lewis 4, Lake Placid 0 ELCS: Brody Hooper 1 goal, 1 assist; Isaiah Turner 1 goal; Will Tomkins 1 goal; Caleb Denton 1 goal; Charlie Huttig 1 assist; Joel Morris 1 assist; Zach LaPier 12 saves Willsboro: Chris Kordziel 10 saves

Gymnastics Beekmantown 154.15, Peru 153.35 BCS: Alyssa Leonard swept the four disciplines, winning in the vault (8.45), bars (7.9), floor (9.4) and beam (9.2) to capture the all-around title. Brielle Cerne finished fourth overall and ties for second on the bars PCS: Alexandra Brown finished second in the all-around with runner-up finishes in the vault (8.25), bars (7.4), beam (8.05) and floor, where she tied with teammate Alan Rivers with a score of 8.3. Lexi Trombley finished third in the allaround.

Football Saranac 0-0-0-0 0 Peru 7-17-21-6 51 PCS: Blake Altizer 6-10, 181 yards, 3 TD; Tim Remillard 16 rush-200 yards, 3 TD; Rivelino Hendircks 1 rush-79 yards, 1TD; Nick Uliva 1 rec51 yards, 1TD; Zane Bazzano 1 rec-45 yards, 1TD; Bret Boyer 2 rec-31 yards, 1 TD; Hunter Bruno 1 INT SCS: Zach Lareau 1-1, 18 yards; Paul Herrera 6 rush-30 yards; Ethan Goslin 24 yards total offense; Michael Bernardi 10 rush-27 yards; Tanner Rascoe 1 INT Moriah 0-0-14-6 20 Beekmantown 7-7-15-0 29 BCS: Zackary Myers 6-9, 66 yards, 1 TD, 15 yards rushing; Devin Fressette 11 rush, 90 yards, 2 TD; Haydin Fountain 1 INT; Quenton Barber 79yard kickoff return TD Plattsburgh High 0-0-0-6 6 Saranac Lake 14-23-13-0 50 SLCS: Matt Phelan 9-12, 101 yards, 2 TD, 8 rush-89 yards; Trent Fitzgerald 2-2, 44 yards, 12 yards rushing; Seth Pickreign 4 rush, 88 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT; Guy Grebe 51 rush yards, 1 TD; Craig Leahy 28 rush yards, 1 TD; Lance Ackerson 8 rush-27 yards, 2 TD; Kevin Morgan 50 receiving yards, 2 TD; Michael Burpoe 39 receiving yards PHS: DʼAndre Lemeiux 6-8, 24 yards, 7 rush29 yards, 1 TD; Shaun Shea 42 rush yards; Jonas Miller 15 rush-41 yards

Swimming Plattsburgh High 117, Peru 53 PHS wins: 200 medley relay (Brooke Kelley, Alexis Kelley, Kelsey Primard, Amanda Leonard); 200 free (Brin Keyser); 200 IM (Brooke Kelley); 50 free (Amanda Leonard); 100 butterfly (Brooke Kelley); 100 free (Amanda Leonard); 500 free (Brin Keyser); 200 free relay (Alexis Kelley; Corinne Wells, Amanda Leonard, Brinn Keyser); 100 back (Alexis Kelley); 100 breaststroke (Brooke Kelley); 400 free relay (Corinne Wells, Kelsey Primard, Brin Keyser, Alexis Kelley)

Galleries uploaded recently Beekmantown at Peru gymnastics Westport girls soccer Northern Adirondack at Seton girls soccer AuSable Valley, Beekmantown cross country Saranac at AVCS girls soccer Beekmantown at PHS gymnastics AVCs at Ti football

Mid-season pentathlon at Plattsburgh High, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6 Football Beekmantown at Saranac Lake, 1:30 p.m. Ticonderoga at Saranac, 1:30 p.m.

Gymnastics Plattsburgh High at Beekmantown, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 9 Volleyball Peru at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. AuSable Valley at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Saranac at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m.

Boys soccer Northeastern Clinton at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Beekmantown at AuSable Valley, 6:30 p.m. Saranac at Plattsburgh High, 6:30 p.m. Seton Catholic at Chazy, 6 p.m. Northern Adirondack at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Willsboro at Elizabethtown-Lewis, 4:30 p.m. Keene at Johnsburg, 4:30 p.m.

Cross country Northeastern Clinton, Saranac Lake at AuSable Valley Saranac, Seton, Ticonderoga at Plattsburgh High Beekmantown, Peru at Lake Placid

Wednesday, Oct. 10 Girls soccer Peru at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m. AuSable Valley at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Saranac, 6:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Chazy at Seton Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Elizabethtown-Lewis at Willsboro, 4:30 p.m. Keene at Westport, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11 Gymnastics Plattsburgh High at Peru, 5:30 p.m.

Boys soccer Saranac Lake at AuSable Valley, 4:30 p.m. Peru at Saranac, 4:30 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Westport at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Chazy at Willsboro, 4:30 p.m. Elizabethtown-Lewis at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Keene at Schroon Lake, 4:30 p.m.

Girls soccer AuSable Valley at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 12

Peru at Moriah, 7:30 p.m. Beekmantown at AuSable Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Volleyball Saranac at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Peru at Plattsburgh High, 4:30 p.m. Saranac Lake at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m. Beekmantown at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m.

Girls soccer Saranac at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Beekmantown at Plattsburgh High, 6:30 p.m. Lake Placid at Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m. Seton Catholic at Moriah, 4:30 p.m. Willsboro at Chazy, 6 p.m. Schroon Lake at Keene, 4:30 p.m.

Swimming AuSable Valley at Peru, 5 p.m. Plattsburgh High at Moriah, 5 p.m.

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Friday,Oct. 5 MINI SCRAPBOOK CONVENTION. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 4-9 p.m. 643-8774. NEIL GILLESPIE TO PERFORM. Olive Ridleys, 37 Court Street, 6-9 p.m. DOOM & GUESTS TO PERFORM. The Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. EDDY LAWRENCE TO PERFORM. Palmer Street Coffee House, 4 Palmer Street, 7-10 p.m. 561-6920. PARTY WOLF TO PERFORM. Olive Ridleys, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. TUNES & TRIVIA NIGHT. The Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 4-7 p.m. 563-2222.

Saturday,Oct. 6

MINI SCRAPBOOK CONVENTION. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. 643-8774. FARMERS MARKET. Farmers Market Pavillion, Durkee Street parking lot, 9 a.m. - 2p.m. NCCCA ADIRONDACK HARVEST RIDE. 23 Mile Bike Ride to benefit NCCCA, Begins & Ends at Crete Center, 4 Beach Rd. 10:30 a.m. $50. 563-1604. ADK COAST WINE, CIDER & FOOD FESTIVAL. Plattsburgh Crete Civic Center, 4 Beach Rd. 2-8 p.m. $25. TEN YEAR VAMP TO PERFORM. Olive Ridleys, 37 Court Street, 10 p.m. FLABBERGHASTER TO PERFORM. The Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 5632222.

Sunday,Oct. 7

HARVEST DINNER. Our Lady of Victory Annual Parish Center, 4917 South Catherine Street, noon-5 p.m. $9, $5 for kids. STRAND BLOCK PARTY. City Hall Place, 1-4 p.m. / $10.

Monday, Oct. 8

NORTH COUNTRY HARVEST FEST. Kent-Delord House, 17 Cumberland Ave. 10 a.m.2 p.m. MARINE ELECTRONICS COURSE. 24 week course, The Lodge at Gander Mountain, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd. 6:30-9 p.m. $70. 493-7251.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

SUNRISE ROTARY. American Legion post 20, 162 Quarry Road, 7:20 a.m. OSTEO EXERCISE.Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m. 643-8774. SENIOR TAI CHI. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9:30 a.m. 643-

8774. SENIOR ZUMBA. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 10:30 a.m. 6438774. WII BOWLING LEAGUE. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 10 a.m. 643-8774. VOCATIONAL REHAB ORIENTATION. One Work Source, 194 U.S. Oval1-2 p.m. STAINED GLASS CLASS. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 1 p.m. 643-8774. PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP. Parents anonymous support groups, Child Care Coordinating Council, 194 US Oval, 5-6:30 p.m. ADULT RIFLE TEAM TO MEET. Rough Riders Adult Rifle Team, Plattsburgh Rod and Gun Club, Rt 9, 5:30 p.m. 298-5161.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

SENIOR FITNESS. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 8:15 a.m. 6438774. ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ORIENTATION. Learn more about program that enables Medicaid-eligible people with disabilities to hire aides, North Country Center for Independence, 102 Sharron Ave. 1:30-3:30 p.m. COMPUTER BASICS CLASS. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9-11 a.m. 643-8774.

Thursday, Oct. 11

BINGO. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 10 a.m. 643-8774. RUMMAGE SALE. The Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman Street, 47 p.m. 563-2992. LEARN TO KNIT. Six week workshop, Plattsburgh Yarn & Gifts, 16 Brinkerhoff Street, 4:306p.m. $48, JUNIOR RIFLE TEAM TO MEET. Rough Riders Junior Rifle Team, Plattsburgh Rod and Gun Club, Rt 9, 6:30 p.m. $5. TUNES & TRIVIA NIGHT. The Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 4-7 p.m. 563-2222. OPEN MIC/POETRY NIGHT. ROTA Gallery, 50 MArgaret Street, 7:30 p.m. DYNOMATICS TO PERFORM. The Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222

Friday, Oct. 12

RUMMAGE SALE. The Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman Street, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 563-2992.

COLD WORDS TO PERFORM. Cold Words, Brick By Brick, Constructs, Monarch and No Son of Mine to perform, ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret Street, beginning at 7 p.m. TUNES & TRIVIA NIGHT. The Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 4-7 p.m. 563-2222. SHAMELESS STRANGERS TO PERFORM. The Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Saturday,Oct. 13

RUMMAGE SALE. The Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman Street, 9 a.m. -noon. 563-2992. LEARN TO KNIT MITTENS. Plattsburgh Yarn & Gifts, 16 Brinkerhoff Street, 10 a.m.-2p.m. $43, RURAL WOMAN OF PLATTSBURGH. Special tours celebrating of United Nation’s International Day of Rural Women, Kent-Delord House, 17 Cumberland Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ZOMBIE WALK & PROM. Farmers and Crafters Market, Durkee Street, 6 p.m. Prom to follow at SUNY PlattsburghAngell College Center. 335-2295. SINECURE WITH HELIX TO PERFORM. The Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 5632222.

Sunday,Oct. 14

IMAGINARIUM SCIENCE LAB GRAND OPENING. Imaginarium Children's Museum of the North Country 4709 Route 9, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

SUNRISE ROTARY. American Legion post 20, 162 Quarry Road, 7:20 a.m. OSTEO EXERCISE.Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m. 643-8774. SENIOR TAI CHI. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9:30 a.m. 6438774. SENIOR ZUMBA. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 10:30 a.m. 6438774. WII BOWLING LEAGUE. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 10 a.m. 643-8774. STAINED GLASS CLASS. Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 1 p.m. 643-8774. GIRLSCOUT OPEN HOUSE. Plattsburgh Girl Scout Service Center, 107 Hammond Lane. 5-7 p.m. 563-1560. PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP. Parents anonymous support groups, Child Care Coordinating Council, 194 US Oval, 5-6:30 p.m.


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WANTED TO BUY BUYING EVERYTHING! FURS, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. BUYING/SELLING: GOLD, gold coins, sterling silver, silver coins, diamonds, fine watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek, Phillippe), paintings, furs, estates. Call for appointment 917-696-2024 JAY CA$H PAID- up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800 -371-1136 HAVE COIN WILL TRAVEL Buying Old U.S coins,currency, commemoratives,bullion and other interesting items. Fair & Honest. Prices in today's market. Call anytime 7 days a week, ANA member Po Box 151, Jay, NY 12941 (518) 946-8387 WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, & Memorabilia pre 1980, $Top CASH$ PAID! Running or not. 1315-569-8094 WANTED: WILL Pay up to $15.00 for High School Yearbooks 19002012. Any School/Any State. or 214514-1040 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 YEARBOOKS UP to $15 paid for high school yearbooks 1900-2012. www. or 214514-1040


AR15 A3 CONFIGURED 20" BBL AR15 5.56X45 CAL. 20" BBL. LIKE NEW. CALL FOR MORE INFO. $850.00 518-891-5989

CAT LOOKING for a good home for a spayed 7 year old cat. Lives near Plattsburgh. 518-593-0655.



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1-CHOCOLATE LAB male & 5 Yellow Lab male puppies, 3 wks. old, registered, parents on premises, $650 w/papers & shots. Call 518-236-4881

MEDICAL ALERT FOR SENIORS 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping.Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month. CALL Medical Guardian Today. 1-877-372-9162 OVER 30 MILLION WOMEN SUFFER FROM HAIR LOSS! Do you? If so, we have asolution! CALL KERANIQUE TO FIND OUT MORE 1-877-218-1590 TAKE VIAGRA? SAVE $500! 100mg,/Cialis 20mg. 40+4 FREE, PILLS. Only $99.00 Discreet. 1888-797-9024 VIAGRA 100MG AND CIALIS 20MG! 40 Pills + 4 FREE $99. #1 Male Enhancement,Save $500! 1888-796-8870 VIAGRA 100MG, Cialis 20mg. 40 Pills +4 free only $99. #1 Male Enhancement! Discreet Shipping. Save $500! Blue Pill now! 1-888-796-8870 WEIGHTLOSS MEDICATIONS Phentermine, Phendimetrazine, etc. Office visit, one-month supply for $80! 1-631-462-6161; 1-516754-6001;

LAWN & GARDEN BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000

MUSIC PIANO LESSONS *New Students Welcome. Please Call for Information 518-643-0152. *Experienced Teacher.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/ cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518962-4420.

FARM COURT ORDERED LAND LIQUIDATION. 17 acres - $29,900. Just off NY's I-90,Cooperstown Lake Region! Nice views, hardwoods, creek, beautiful fields! Great! Terms avail! Must sell NOW! 1-888-701-1864 ELLENBURG CENTER Farm, Hunter's Paradise Organic Horse Farm 50 Acres 3 Bdrm House Very Scenic $189,000 negotiable Please call 514-697-7950 or email

LAND LAKE PRORERTY: 6 ACRES SALMON RIVER LAKE, $29,900. 7 Acres 100' on Bass Lake, $39,900. 4 New Lake Properties. Open House September 1-888683-2626 ATTENTION HUNTERS! 60 ACRES - $89,900. Must sell to settle bankruptcy! Hardwoods, fields, big stream, awesome views, ATV trails! Southern zone, less than3 &1/2 hrs NYC! Won't last! 1 -888-775-8114

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October 6, 2012 REAL ESTATE AUCTION - 19 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605 2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-354-8089

ONONDAGA US Treasury Dept. Public Auction Tues. Oct. 2 at 12 PM 1808 West Lake Rd., Skaneateles Unfinished Premium Lakefront Home 4 BR, 4.5 BA, oversized 5051 sf. walk-out basement, 5 bay garage, sport court area, boat/storage house & more! OPEN: Sunday 9/23 & 9/30 from 12-4pm Deposit: $50K cashiers check is required to bid. Make check payable to CWS Marketing. Group. 703-273-7373, sale# 13-66-814, CWS Mktg. Grp. AU Lic. #13627

TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $6400 OBO. 845-868-7711


HEWITT PONTOON BOAT Lift, model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1.

A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 1-800771-9551

ACCESSORIES DUNLOP WINTER TIRES & RIMS 235/45-R17 Set of 4 Dunlop Winter Sport 3D Tires Mounted on Alloy Sport Rims 1/4 tread Remaining call 518-332-1237 $250.00

BOATS AUTO WANTED 1980 18 1/2 FT. Century Cuddy Cabin, 120 HP I/O, trailer, GPS depth finder, down rigger, plus. $2900 negotiable. 518-963-8220 or 518-569-0118

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/ Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-4162330

CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208

1997 DODGE INTREPID 6 cyclinder, 127,000 miles, Good condition. $1,300 Call: (518) 594-5015 2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550 2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS Gold/Tan Great gas mileage. Power locks and windows. Sunroof. CD/AM-FM/XM/MP3 audio system. Cruise control. AC. Brakes redone at 65K miles. Snow tires incl. 80,000 miles. Well maintained. $8,800 315-885-6268

HEAVY EQUIPMENT DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Non-runners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-5780408

410JD BACK Hoe 410JD Back Hoe with Strong Pump. Runs Good. Located in Scroon Lake area $4,500 518-306-6115


540JD SKIDDER Logging Skidder, 540JD, runs good. Located in Scroon Lake area $7,500 518306-6115



1989 YAMAH Virago runs good $1250; 2003 Hyosung runs good, $2000. Please call 518-962-4394 2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $5000. 518-492-2348 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 Mint condition. 11,000 miles. Many extras incl. new battery, removable luggage rack, back rest & windshield. 518-946-8341. $4,500 2010 HONDA STATELINE 1200 Miles, Black, 1312cc $8,500 518-569-8170 WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726

2009 HORNET HIDEOUT 30BHS Queen bedroom, large bunks, large slideout, very good condition. Located in Lewis, NY (518) 586-1965 $16,900.00

TRUCKS 1981 INTERNATIONAL single axle dump truck, runs great, inspected and on the road. $4000 OBO. 518-834-9088. 2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, Asking $3595. 518-576-9042

1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 BIKES FOR TYKES look for them in Items under $100 Super savers ads

with Ford Retail Cust. Cash $1,500

Offer Ends 1/2/13

Offer Ends 1/2/13

MSRP $33,640 Ford Retail Cust. Cash $2,500 FMCC Bonus Cust. Cash $500* Ford Bonus Customer Cash $500 Dealer Discount $1,650

MSRP $20,965 Ford Retail Cust. Cash $2,000 Dealer Discount $572



Offer Ends 1/2/13

Offer Ends 1/2/13

MSRP $36,480 Ford F150 5.0L Bonus Cash $500 Ford Retail Cust. Cash $2,000 Ford Trade Assist Cash1 $1,000 FMCC Customer Bonus Cash $1,000 Dealer Discount $1,345

MSRP $36,485 Ford Retail Cust. Cash $2,000 FMCC Customer Bonus Cash $1,000 Dealer Discount $1,000


$32,485 27722

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Route 9 Elizabethtown, NY

Dealer #7085874








• Stk. #CR212 • AWD • Remote Startt • Trailer Pkg. • Fully Loaded • OnStar • XM Radio

35 MPG G




• Stk Stk. k. #CS6 • Fully ll Loaded L d d • HD Trailer Pkg. • OnStar • XM Radio


• Stk Stk. k. #CS2 • Fully ully ll Loaded L d d • XM Radio • OnStar







• Stk. #CS40 • Navigation avigation • Fully ully Loaded nStar • OnStar M Radio • XM












• Stk. #CS41 • LT Pkg. Pkk • Fully Loaded • OnStar • XM Radio

38 MPG G







• Stk. #CR190 • Automatic i • Fully Loaded • OnStar • XM Radio



2012 Chevy Malibu LT

2009 Chevy 2500 LT Diesel 4x4

2010 Dodge Caliber SXT

CP241, Leather, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar

AM280A, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar, Moonroof

CR203A, Fully Loaded, OnStar & XM Radio

CP230, Fully Loaded


29,880 OR $464/MO*

2001 Chevy Tracker 4x4

20,880 OR $318/MO* 2010 Dodge Calibur SXT

2006 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT

14,986 OR $228/MO* 2012 Chevy Impala LT

CR221A, ZR2, Auto, Fully Loaded! Low, Low Miles!

AM307A, Fully Loaded

CR220A, Heated Leather Seats, OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded!

CP244, OnStar, XM Radio, Moonroof, Fully Loaded!

6,975 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT

13,800 OR $215/MO* 2005 Chevy Cobalt LS


CP254A, Fully Loaded, Stow N Go!


10,980 OR $191/MO*


13,860 OR $261/MO* 2009 Chevy Cobalt LT $



6,960 OR $135/MO*

*Tax not included. †10,000 miles per year, 39 month lease. All leases approved by ALLY. Must have a FICO Credit Score of 700 or more.

CR134B, 4 Dr., Fully Loaded


10,875 OR $189/MO*



19,480 OR $312/MO*


Give Buzzy, Todd or Bucky a call today for more great everyday savings! 518-873-6389