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HOLIDAY SEASON PLATTSBURGH — Reginald Nephew arrived at Target in Plattsburgh at 3:15 p.m. Thursday to be the first in line for Black Friday. “We are leaving her e and then going to W almart, Lowes and Kmart,” said Nephew , of Altona. Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, has historically been the year ’s busiest shopping day. Philadelphia birthed the Black Friday name after suffering massive traf fic jams. Ther e have been assaults, even deaths around the country as shoppers shove past each as they r ush to their desired items. Stores typically open their doors at 4 a.m., though this year many opened at midnight. “Target is the place to be this year ,” said Amber Averill, also fr om Altona and second in line. The pair br ought chairs and blankets for warmth and food for energy. “We both come together every year ,” Averill said. “We come prepared.” They make friends and see many of the same people each year toward the front of the line. “We got quite a few her e we know,” Nephew said. Some people nearby at Best Buy arrived as early as 8 a.m. The line stretched the length of

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Shared services vital to schools PLATTSBURGH — P eru a nd Saranac Central schools shar e pay-

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roll duties. Saranac further shar es a consultant with Plattsburgh City School for administrative evaluations. As the economy continues to struggle and school districts cut further into budgets, r esulting in lay-

offs for many , shar ed services is steadily catching on in some parts of the North Country. “It is absolutely important,” said Peru Central School Superintendent A. Paul Scott. “School districts have always been engaged with sharing

services and pr ograms, but ther e seems to be an incr ease in scope of sharing under way.” Peru and Saranac schools utilize one individual for payroll services

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Pace said the intruders took something more valuable than a few bucks and a computer: the secur e feeling the library has always given her. PERU — Burglars will r eceive no “I'm really very unhappy,” she said. “A amnesty day after breaking into the Per u library is supposed to be a safe space, and Free Library. this doesn't make us feel safe.” The burglary took place sometime bePace said the laptop, an older and bulkitween the hours of 7 p.m. on Nov . 9 and 10 er model to which she could not recall the a.m. on Nov . 10 while the library was closed, according to State Police Investiga- brand, would be of little use to the burglars unless they speak Russian. The comtor Brian Sypek. puter had primarily been used by a RussLibrary Director Becky Pace said when ian exchange student. After the student she walked into the library on Nov . 10, nothing was disturbed or dishevelled and left the ar ea, library staf f members wer e unable to figure out how to switch the lanno door or window broken open, but she noticed a few things were missing, includ- guage settings to English. “I expect it was probably a surprise for ing an older laptop, a money box containing about $10 from late fee collections and whoever took the laptop,” Pace said. The break-in at the library is just one of a collection box for the Elmore ASPCA. eight that have occurr ed in the ar ea over “They entered through a window, and we don't know if they came into the library the past few weeks, according to Sypek. “There have been a few break-ins in the when it was open and unlocked the wintown of Peru and the hamlet,” Sypek said. dow or if it was left open by one of us,” “Some of them have been residences, and, Pace said.

Small Business Saturday a hit locally By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — Becky Leonard doesn’t want small businesses to fade from the community’s collective memory. That’s why she and other small-business owners ar ound the nation participated in Small Business Saturday. American Express created the holiday, held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, between Black Friday and Cyber monday, both of which r espectively featur e big-box and e-commerce stories. “I have been doing my best to spr ead the word about it,” said Leonard, owner of Plattsburgh’s Under One Roof V ideo, 267 Margaret St. Leonard began pr eparing days in advance, getting her own store ready for the event and spr eading wor d about Small Business Saturday through facebook. She emailed about 1,200 customers. “It gives local stor es a boost between Black Friday and Cyber monday , and gives us some part of that market,” Leonard said. Her stor e featur ed sales on several

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in this case, a library.” Burglars hit two separate apartments at 2968 Main St. on Sept. 13 and a house on North Bend Road in which $800 was stolen. Items stolen from one of the Main Street apartments included an external hard drive, a safe containing collectable coins, a black messenger bag, a bayonet, and collectible knives amounting to $1,100, according to Sypek. Similar to the library incident, ther e were no signs of forced entry, with the exception of a br oken screen, at any of the eight locations. State police made an arr est in October stemming from another string of bur glaries in the Per u ar ea wher e unattached garages and sheds wer e tar geted. Cameron M. Rascoe, 20, of Per u, was arrested on Oct. 20 in connection with stealing tools and char ged with thir d-degree burglary after he tried to sell them on Craigslist. Rascoe has since been released from jail, according to Sypek.

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local community.” “This is a good way to get out what we are all about.” Small businesses are independent and offer personal attention to detail and customer service, Murray said. Champlain V alley Electric Supply Company has been in the area since 1975 and is doing well, she said. “It is important to show you ar e community minded.”


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items, a raf fle and fr ee movies and rentals, while Fr osty the Snowman was on hand for pictures with children. “Frosty handed out balloons,” Leonard said. She is hoping Small Business Saturday grows each year. The idea, she said, is to spend money locally to ensure it is circulated back into the area’s economy. “Personally, I don’t know of any business doing well, except for a few r estaurants,” Leonar d said. “Every business owner I talk to says business is r eally down across the board.” Over at Champlain Valley Electric Supply Company, 118 hammond lane, customers received 20 per cent off floor and table lamps, 10 per cent off electric-heating pr oducts and raf fle tickets for a stained-glass lamp and Christmas pillow. Each customer also r eceived promotional items, such as air fresheners and refrigerator clips. “We didn’t do it last year ,” said Kim Murray, manager of Champlain V alley Electric Supply Company. “57 percent of the nation’s workfor ce is employed by small businesses, and 45 percent of money spent at small businesses stays in the

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Redistricting spurs questions from legislators By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Legislators continue to look into a r edistricting plan that would impact Areas 3, 4, 8 and 9. At the Clinton County Legislature meeting Nov. 22, Mark Dame said he doesn't think Fort Br own Drive should be moved fr om Area 8 into Area 9. Dame won the November Election and will become the newestArea 8 Legislator on Jan 1, 2012. The Clinton County Legislatur e r e-draws district lines every 10 years based on U.S. Census numbers.

More than 82,100 people live in Clinton County , according to 2010 Census figures. Once the lines are re-drawn, each distirct would have roughly 7,900 people in them, some more, some less, according to a formula that allows either 5 per cent above or below the average. Areas 3 and 4 and Areas 8 and 9 must be changed to fall within population requirements. Area 4 would take in some people in Area 3, which is 41 people over the limit. Changes to Areas 8 and 9 have fallen under the gr eatest scrutiny. Area 8 has nearly 800 mor e people than allows, while Area 9, which borders it, has far fewer than guidelines permit.

The current plan, which could change, would shift the district boundary in Plattsburgh’s south end to absorb the area near Fort Brown Drive and Club Road on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base, “The new boundaries of Area 8 have concerned me because they go down the middle of Fort Br own Drive and separate neighborhoods,” Dame said at a public hearing. Plus, he said, there has been development there. He wants to keep Fort Br own Drive and the tail end of Club Road in Area 8. “I just ask that you take a look at that,” Dame said. Legislators tabled the vote on the plan.A recommendation will be made by the Dec. 14 meeting.

Chef’s toys for Tots growing each year with gifts By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — Nearly 10 years ago, Chris “Chefy” Duquette started a Christmas party in his house. “I was donating toys,” said the owner of Duke’s Diner in Plattsburg h, 8 Tom Miller Road. But the party swelled, and Duquette moved it to a local restaurant. “My house was getting destroyed,” he said. Last year Chef’s Toys for Tots Party at Geoffrey’s Pub, 5453 Peru St., was part of an effort that resulted in roughly 10,000 presents that the Clinton County Christmas Bureau distributed to more than 1,200 local families. “I wanna keep it local,” Duquette said. For the past several years, he has partnered with Dannemora Town Justice Tom Douglas and Rodney Pr ovost, who r etired from Plattsburgh Distributing. Plattsburgh Distributing provides large stockings that are delivered to area businesses to collect donations. This year, stockings went out to roughly 48 locations. The culmination of the event is Chef’s Toys for Tots benefit party at Geoffrey’s Pub on Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. The cover char ge Chris “Chefy” Duquette stands with some of the toys that will be donated through the Clinton County Christis one unwrapped toy or a $5 donation to T oys for Tots. For Fri., Dec. 2 - Thurs. Dec. 8, 2011 the cost of a second toy or cash donation, the donater can get mas Bureau this year as part of his Toys for Tots effort. Photo by Stephen Bartlett Hugo (RealD 3D) a picture taken with the celebrity Santa and his naughty elfs. Other local businesses holding fundraising events include 12:45PM • 4:05PM • 7:00PM Peabody’s, 11 Clinton St.; The Green Room, 9 Bridge St.; and the Plattsburgh State Men’s hockey team. 9:45PM Duquette said one reason he started the yearly event was Hugo (35mm) to keep toys in Plattsburgh for local families. 3:10PM • 5:50PM • 8:30PM IN PLATTSBURGH NEW YORK “It started with a few hundr ed toys,” he said. “Today, we DMV Approved Arthur Christmas (2D) get the biggest toys from the Ma and Pop places.” 5 Hour Anyone interested in donating can go to Geoff rey’s Pub or 5:20PM • 9:50PM stop by Duke’s Diner. Pre-License Arthur Christmas Duquette is pleased with the tradition. Courses (RealD 3D) $35 Register Online at “It makes you feel good at the end of the day.”


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Community Store re-defining The true meaning of the season image of small town America I


t a time when the holiday shopping season focuses squarely on big-box stores and online retailers, along comes the Community Store in Saranac Lake to capture our hearts and imaginations. The Ames department store in Saranac Lake closed in 2002, and no matter how hard small shop owners tried to collectively serve the “general store” needs of this community, more and more people began relying on the big-box destinations outside the Adirondack Park. When Walmart tried to build a supercenter here, village officials blocked the plan, forcing locals to make trips of 50 miles or more (one-way) to buy the most basic household items, such as underwear. It also gave the community a chance to create a department store for the masses, playing by home rule rather than corporate greed. We’re not naïve. We know Saranac Lakers will still buy goods online and take shopping trips to the closest Walmart or Target. But this Community Store has given Saranac Lake a booster shot of confidence. It has made Saranac Lake a shopping destination again. It has bought Saranac Lake 15 more minutes of fame. When the New York Times covered the Oct. 29 opening of the Community Store, its Business Section story was picked up by media outlets across the U.S. It captured the attention of The Early Show on CBS. It seems Saranac Lake is not only the coldest spot on the Weather Channel’s map of America; it is also one of the hottest retail destinations in the nation. “People want closer relationships with each other and with the companies with which they do business. They want a conversation. They want to be part of it all,” wrote columnist David L. Rawle on Nov. 15 for the Charleston Regional Business Journal. “That’s why the Saranac Lake Community Store came into being and will no doubt be successful.” Saranac Lake’s store — the first of its kind in New York state — was based on another community-owned department store, The Merc in Powell, Wyo. It’s only fitting that the Powell Tribune pick up on the New York Times story and compare the two communities and its “sister” stores.

“As it happens, Powell and Saranac Lake share more in common than a community-owned department store,” wrote the Tribune’s Tessa Schweigert on Nov. 17. “Both have a junior college. Both were named All-America Cities in the 1990s. Both have populations of fewer than 6,500 residents. Both have a rural flavor residents hope to keep alive.” called the Community Store “A triumph of main street can-do” on Nov. 14. Now Saranac Lake is gaining a reputation for fighting the Wall Street business mentality, and it is quickly becoming the poster child for communities that fought Walmart and won. Bloggers across the U.S. are relaying the New York Times report and asking readers what they think about Saranac Lake, its fight against Walmart and its decision to open a department store on its own terms. Comments on a recent blog posting at Glamour magazine’s website have been positive: “This is the coolest thing I’ve read in weeks.” “Capitalism at its best!” “Amazing! Good for them. Wish we could all do that.” Saranac Lake’s Community Store success has triggered a dialogue among small-town residents thinking about their own situations. Powell may have been Saranac Lake’s inspiration, but Saranac Lake is now poised to be an inspiration to many other American communities. And Community Store owners did this despite the recession, despite the failed actions of our federal government to stimulate the economy, and despite the big-box culture engrained in our society today. Now people from around the country will be visiting the Adirondack Park to see the Community Store and discover everything else this region has to offer. Saranac Lake has once again proven why it was named an All-America City in 1998.

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school shootings, etc. I think it recently ran across this started when Madeleine MurBen Stein commentary ray O'Hare (she was murdered, from CBS Sunday. As her body found a few years ago) we are now into the begincomplained she didn't want ning of the Christmas Season prayer in our schools, and we I thought it was an approprisaid OK.  Then someone said ate thought to share: you better not read the Bible in I am a Jew, and every single school.  The Bible says thou one of my ancestors was shalt not kill; thou shalt not Jewish.  And it does not bother steal, and love your neighbor me even a little bit when people as yourself.  And we said OK. call those beautiful lit up, beDan Alexander Then Dr. Benjamin Spock jeweled trees, Christmas Thoughts from said we shouldn't spank our trees.  I don't feel threatened.  I Behind the Pressline children when they misbehave, don't feel discriminated because their little personaliagainst. That's what they are, ties would be warped and we might damage Christmas trees.  their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, suicide).  We said an expert should know what 'Merry Christmas' to me.  I don't think they he's talking about.  And we said okay. are slighting me or getting ready to put me in Now we're asking ourselves why our chila ghetto.  In fact, I kind of like it.  It shows dren have no conscience, why they don't know that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at them to kill strangers, their classmates, and all that there is a manger scene on display at a themselves. key intersection near my beach house in MalProbably, if we think about it long and hard ibu.  If people want a creche, it's just as fine enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a with me as is the Menorah a few hundred great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE yards away.  SOW.'  I don't like getting pushed around for being Funny how simple it is for people to trash a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting God and then wonder why the world's going to pushed around for being Christians.  I think hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapeople who believe in God are sick and tired of pers say, but question what the Bible getting pushed around, period.  I have no idea says.  Funny how you can send 'jokes' through where the concept came from, that America is e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when an explicitly atheist country.  I can't find it in you start sending messages regarding the the Constitution and I don't like it being Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny shoved down my throat.  how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles Or maybe I can put it another way: where pass freely through cyberspace, but public disdid the idea come from that we should worship cussion of God is suppressed in the school and celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship workplace.  God as we understand Him?  I guess that's a Are you laughing yet?  sign that I'm getting old, too.  But there are a Funny how when you forward this message, lot of us who are wondering where these you will not send it to many on your address celebrities came from and where the America list because you're not sure what they believe, we knew went to.  or what they will think of you for sending it.  In light of the many jokes we send to one anFunny how we can be more worried about other for a laugh, this is a little different: This what other people think of us than what God is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's thinks of us.  intended to get you thinking.  Pass it on if you think it has merit.  Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on If not, then just discard it... no one will the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her know you did.  But, if you discard this thought 'How could God let something like this happrocess, don't sit back and complain about pen?' (regarding Hurricane Katrina)..  Anne what bad shape the world is in.   Graham gave an extremely profound and inMy Best Regards, Honestly and sightful response.  She said, 'I believe God is respectfully,  deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our Ben Stein schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.  And being the gentleman Mr Stein, I think you are right on target He is, I believe He has calmly backed and thank you for letting me share this out.  How can we expect God to give us His with our readers. I hope they’ll pass it blessing and His protection if we demand He along too, all while taking it to heart and leave us alone?'  realizing the true meaning of the season. In light of recent events... terrorists attack,

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hen I consider “The Burgh” and the “North Countryman,” the first word that comes to mind is community, a voice for the people, telling their stories. As I replace Senior Editor Jeremiah S. Papineau, I do not take that consideration lightly. I’ve spent the past 13 years as a journalist, first in Vermont, and then nearly 12 years with the Press-Republican, the past 11 tackling the education beat. As the education reporter, I told people’s stories too, relaying to readers educational issues and, most importantly, telling the stories of parents, students, educators and the community as they pertained to education. Now, I once again find myself a storyteller, among the many other responsibilities in my new role with Denton Publications, including, but not limited to, pagination, web updates, photography, public relations and cultivating new writers. But the hat I am most excited about wearing is that of storyteller. I believe the community feels a sense of ownership when it comes to “The Burgh” and the “North Countryman,” knowing as they pick up and read their weeklies that the

staff behind the product works doggedly for them. After all, it is their stories, their victories, defeats, sorrows, joys, struggles and dreams that are reported in both publications each week. When people set either paper aside after reading it, they should feel they spent time with a friend, Stephen Bartlett family even, as they relate From the Editor’s Desk to the stories told by Denton Publications’ staff. I am eager and excited about stepping up and telling those stories as I join a team I know cares deeply about the community it serves. I am eager to learn the community’s stories and excited to write them and want nothing less than the community to feel they spent time with a friend after reading my stories and editorials, perhaps a friend that angers them, makes them cry and laugh and swell with pride and dreams.

My family has experienced its share of laughing, swelling with pride and pondering dreams as I take this next step. My fiance, Erica, and my children, Darby and Samuel are equally as eager for me to continue telling stories, because while the names may not be the same, in a way, the stories I tell are also their stories. I know the importance of the task ahead and don’t take lightly the responsibility of telling the community’s stories, nor does Denton Publications. This organization takes pride in delving into communities such as Mooers, Rouses Point, Peru, Beekmantown, Altona and Plattsburgh, familiarizing itself with the people and reporting the issues affecting them. I am pleased to join the Denton family, passionate about my new role and humbled to know readers will pick up “The Burgh” and the “North Countryman” each week and read their stories, which I will objectively report to the best of my ability.

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probably don’t need, to reflect on what stores and Internet websites you are going to hit first and get away to Plattsburgh because the stores are opening at midnight. I have been through one Black Friday in my life. It was two or three years ago when I decided that I needKeith Lobdell ed to get some “extra credThe Lobster Tank it” at home and told my wife that I would go shopping with her. So, after a day of spending time at almost every family member ’s home, eating plenty of good food, watching a little football and cozying in for the night, I did what anyone else would who had a long weekend in front of them — set my alarm for 2 a.m., which came about four hours after I set it. Then it was off to the mall, where we parked in an already crowded lot and made our way to the front of the store. Then all the way to the side of the store. Then all the way to the back of the store. Then a little ways behind the store (mind you, this is outside the store at 3 a.m. in the morning — and not with the mild weather we are having this year). Once the store opened after what seemed to be another hour of waiting, the shopping experience actually was not that bad. I was never tripped, ran over, maced, pepper sprayed or tazed. But then came the line. It wrapped around three corners of the store and almost put you back where you came in. This was when I decided I needed a bathroom break, opt-

ing to use the bathroom that was the farthest away from where I was in the mall so I could enjoy a “short walk.” My wife was a little concerned that it took me an hour to go to the rest room and back, but at least she had gotten halfway to the checkout counter. Eventually, we found our way out of that store and went to a couple of others, where the lines were much shorter because everyone had already made it through the initial surge. This year, I was reminded that I had said at that point that we might do it every other year or something like that. My initial thought was to siphon the gas tanks in the cars and bury my wallet.


rom Nov. 24 until the ringing in of the New Year, I find that it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. With the exception of one day. Black Friday is the most dreadful time of the year. I fully realize that it has almost become an economic barometer for the country, but at what cost? This year, people were robbed at gunpoint, walked over (no, I mean literally walked over — people stepped on top of other people) and even pepper sprayed by those looking for a cheap deal on an item that they may have not bought if it were not on sale. Really? The crazy part about the whole phenomenon of Black Friday is that it gets worse every year, because the best YouTube videos come from people behaving badly on Black Friday. And now, Black Friday is morphing into dark gray Thursday. There were stores that were offering deals on Thanksgiving night. Are you kidding me? This has become such a big deal that we now have to extend the most commercial of commercial holidays (be honest, that is what Black Friday has basically become) into an actually holiday that may very well be considered one of the most sacred? Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and to be grateful to God (yeah, I said it, but I also think the whole Obama thing is being blown just a wee bit out of proportion — okay, way out of proportion) for what we have as a family. It’s a day to reflect, spend time with loved ones and get away from the world. It’s not a time to give thanks to the advertisements for showing you what you could have but

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support To the Burgh: The ALS Raising Hope Foundation would like to thank all those who contributed to our fund raiser for ALS research at Harmony Golf Course this summer. Each and every donor is highly valued and together you helped us realize $40,000 for MGH, (which was doubled by a matching donor), and $7500 for ALS TDI. The gener osity and good will that has been extended to all of us in theALS trenches has been overwhelming. Please know that the ALS patients, their families, and caregivers find comfort and strength in your support. This neurodegenerative disease has claimed more See LETTERS, page 8

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Letters From page 7 than 38 local people that we have been able to identify, and shows no signs of stopping. Finding a cure through research is critical and we thank you for joining us to be part of that cure. We also wish to thank those who continue to send in contributions as they ar e able. We forward these donations as quickly as possible as ther e ar e trials and potential therapies in the ALS pipeline that MGH and ALS TDI find very pr omising that need funding. They have sincer ely appr eciated your donations, (you have placed us as one of the top small donors of ALS research at MGH). At MGH, your money will be used to launch new trials using MRI and PET scans to better understand and diagnoseALS; to support research using blood and cer ebrospinal fluid to discover and validate biomarkers in ALS, (this may lead to answers for the causes of ALS); and to support a study using stem cell technology that holds exciting prospects. And finally, a thank you to those of you who have contacted us with your ideas and plans of donations for the next round of golf and an auction on July 28, 2012 at Harmony Golf Course in Port Kent. This advance notice is greatly appreciated and a huge help with planning. Together we are all making a difference. Roger and Darlene Long ALS Raising HOPE Foundation Peru




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To the Burgh Your editorial on Satur day was headlined “Help a community under siege.” That’s exactly what we are trying to do. Yet you criticized our new organization, the Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates, for working against the best interests of Tupper Lake. You rightly characterize Tupper Lake as suffering economically, but you sure got it wr ong when you accused ARTA of throwing up roadblocks to economic progress in that hard-pressed village. What ARTA wants is to convert the railway from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake into a recreational trail that will commercially benefit the Tri-Lakes Area and enable Tupper Lake to become, at long last, the tourist destination it needs and deserves to be. If the tracks are removed, as we advocate, and the rail bed is surfaced with compacted cr ushed limestone, the 34-mile r ecreation trail connecting Tupper with Saranac Lake and Lake Placid could attract tens of thousands of cyclists every year , maybe even hundreds of thousands to judge by the success of similar rail-trails in other parts of the country. Such a trail would also attract r unners, strollers, bir dwatchers, handicapped users, families with young kids, the elderly, athletes in training, and nature lovers of all kinds. In the winter, without the train tracks to impede them, the number of days that snowmobilers could use the corridor would likely double, a big step in making Tupper Lake a hub for snowmobiling. Other rail-to-trail conversions have produced millions of dollars in tourist spending every year. There’s no reason to doubt that this trail, which could be one of the most scenic ecreational r trails in the eastern United States, would be any different. Conversely, the tourist train that operates between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake has produced no measurable economic benefits during the eleven years it has been unning. r It’s hard to believe that extending the train service the next 25 miles to Tupper Lake would make it any more successful in terms of stimulating the local economy. (The idea of building a separate trail alongside the tracks om fr Placid to Tupper, as the railroad people now propose as a “compromise,” is totally impractical from both a financial and environmental standpoint. You may disagree with our preferred use of this travel corridor, and you may feel as some (but by no means all) Tupper Lakers do that the best futur e for the corridor is to continue the train fr om Saranac to Tupper. That’s fine, especially if you can pr ovide solid facts to back up your position. But to impugn the motives of an organization that is devoted to creating a rail-trail that could only improve the economic condition of the region is irresponsible, shootfrom-the hip editorializing. Dick Beamish (Beamish is a resident of Saranac Lake and a founding member of ARTA)

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tle of Plattsburgh which was very much appreciated. I have begun meetings with Mike Perrotte and Airborne Speedway staff regarding the 2012 SnoCross Event which is scheduled to be bigger and better than last year. The Holiday Train arrived in the area which attracts thousands of people along its route each year. I was invited to Yando’s Supermarket by Kimberly Bouissey and her Momot Elementary School Class to visit with our special Veteran’s as the students did some food shopping. Believe it or not, Mayor’s Cup meetings have begun. And, the Common Council is finalizing their 2012 budget which will be voted no later than the second Thursday in January of 2012. I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As we all move forward, I am confident 2012 will be more positive despite the many challenges the North Country residents have faced this past year. My best to you all!

Bernie Bassett is supervisor of the town of Plattsburgh.

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contributions to the publication that he will also make. I believe that our region's growth is also reflected by the many new newsprint and glossy publications that have evolved in our region. Growth, economic security and optimism, with action, will keep us moving forward and able to provide the needed resources and services to the community. We all know the impact that jobs has on the ability for a community to thrive and our team at the Town Hall is committed to keeping the progress going in 2012!

hanksgiving, elections and budgets are behind us along with our first snow storm! The Town of Plattsburgh has managed all those challenges and continues to focus on the final weeks of 2011 with our usual optimistic attitude toward the coming new year. I am pleased for Jeremiah to have a new career opportunity and to obtain a job in his home town. I will also miss working with him at Denton. He has done an outstanding job and has been tireless on his efforts to report accurate news and attend regional events. I also look forward to working with Stephen Bartlett as the new editor and the personal


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Shared Services from page 1 through Champlain Valley Educational Services. “Peru experienced a retirement this school year and we are sharing that essential function between two school districts, and so far it is working well,” Scott said. “The fact two districts can work together and find ways to streamline, it is virtually reducing the cost by 50 percent.” That’s vital for school districts that have faced thr ee years of frozen or r educed aid, which at Per u resulted in a $41.4 million budget budget passed this past May that axed 15 positions under $1.15 million in cuts. “In addition to sharing payroll services between two districts,” Scott said, “we are doing it through BOCES, because our districts receive BOCES aid for a portion of that essential service.” Saranac and Peru further share a hockey team. “It is a well-r eceived partnership that af fords both districts the capacity to provide a hockey program.” This will be a particularly challenging budget year , Scott said, and school districts should explore sharing services whenever it is feasible. But for services, such as back-office functions, it is important to consider doing so when a position opens thr ough attrition, Scott

Gavin Fritz (foreground on sk is) and Josh Boise (far lef t on a sno wboard) — both 13- year-olds from Plattsburgh — make their way down the Fox trail Friday, Nov. 25 at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in Wilmington. Whiteface Mountain Ski Center opened for its 54th season to an enthusiastic crowd Friday, Nov. 25, two days after a storm dumped 14 inches of fresh snow at the base lodge.

said. “When you lay someone off you add to unemployment,” pointed out Saranac Central School Superintendent Kenneth Cringle. A year ago, the district attempted to shar e buildings and grounds services, but Cringle said that endeavor pr oved too ambitious for one individual. Sharing a payroll clerk with Peru has been a healthy erlationship, he said. Saranac also partners with Plattsburgh City Schools by sharing a consultant for teacher evaluations. School districts across the country that received Race to the Top funding must adopt tougher standar ds for teacher and principal evaluations. Federal grant money covers some of the cost, but ultimately, it has become an unfunded mandate for school districts. Cringle said sharing a consultant with Plattsbur gh City School will be cost effective and produce a better product. Saranac Central School is considering further mer gers, including sharing a business administrator with a neighboring district to complete internal audits. Cringle predicts another tough budget year that will r esult in soaring costs and dwindling revenues. Saranac faced a $3.8-million budget deficit due to escalating costs

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and a $2.1 million state-aid shortfall as it began crafting its spending plan last year. The district had planned to eliminate more than a dozen positions and make program cuts until the faculty volunteered significant financial concessions that totaled mor e than $500,000. But costs continue to rise and schools know the state doesn’t have enough funds in its coffers to remedy looming budget deficits. “More and more schools and local governments ar e looking to share services as a way to control or even cut costs,” said Sen. Betty Little. “These types of agr eements and collaborations have existed for years. However , financial pr essure is af fecting everyone as the economy continues to str uggle so we’r e seeing mor e of an interest in sharing services.”

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GIFT GIVING.Adirondack Alternative Giving, Champlain Centre, 60 Smithfield Blvd. 11a.m.-3p.m. INTRO TO POWER POINT II. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10-11 a.m. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m. HOLIDAY C ARD WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 3-4 p.m. ALBINO BLA CKSHEEP PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. RICK NORCROSS PERFORMS. Palmer Street Coffeehouse, 4 Palmer Street, 7:30 p.m. WINTER JAZZ C ONCERT. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. 7:30 p.m.


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ESCAPE TEEN DANCE PARTY. Therapy Nightclub and Sports Lounge, 14 Margaret St., 6-10 p.m. Alcohol-free and substance-free teen night. 561-2041. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. Soulful Christmas Celebration. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, 4 p.m. Tickets on sale at the Angell College Center information desk: $5 for students, $12 for the public. Tickets also available at the door: $8 for students and $12 for the public.


SCRABBLE GAME . Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102. Senior Citizens’ Center INTRO TO EXCEL. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10-11 a.m. MICROSOFT WORD INTRO.Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m. JOB APPLICATION WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 3-4 p.m. SENIOR CITIZEN C OUNCIL MEE TING. 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh , NY 12901, 1:30 p.m.


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INTRO TO SKYPE. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10-11 a.m. INTRO TO POWER POINT II. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m.

COVER LETTER WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 3-4 p.m. JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. KARAOKE WITH BEN AND JOHN. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 9 p.m. 324-2200. GARY PEACOCK TUNES AND TRIVIA. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. CAREGIVER DISCUSSION GROUP. United Way Building 45 Tom Miller Rd. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


PRESENTING WITH PREZI. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10-11 a.m. TYPE IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m. REFERENCE WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 3-4 p.m. CHAMBER CONCERT. Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble Concert. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. 7:30 p.m. IS PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.


CLINTON CRAFT FAIR. Clinton Community College science building, 136 Clinton Point Drive.10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (518) 492-2336 BEN BRIGHT PERFORMS. Anthony’s Restaurant and Bistro, 538 State Route 3, 7-10 p.m. 561-6420. HOLIDAY CONCERT. Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio and Other Holiday Favorites. Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., 7:30 p.m. CAPITAL ZEN PERFORMS.Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.


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sectional champion Kyler Agoney,” co-head coach Gary Edwar ds said. “Perhaps the only weakness will being able to fill all of the weight classes, but we expect to be able to do so at this time. We have eight r eturning starters and others ar e young to the varsity level.” With the mix of experience and fr esh faces, Edwar ds, who co-coaches with Mike Hogan, said that the team should be right back at the top of the Section VII and state mix. “We expect our team to be in the thick of the race as CVAC champions and Sectional Champions,” Edwards said. “The teams to beat will be Beekmantown and Saranac has some good

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wrestlers along with NAC who had a young team last year and could be very strong this year.” Seniors on the 201 1-12 squad include Goddeau, Derrik Cumber , Joe Cayea, Kenna Agoney and Shawn Cormier. Juniors include

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Lady bowlers ready for the lanes PERU — The Peru Lady Indians varsity bowling team hopes to stay at the top of the CVAC and Section VII rankings in 2011/12. The team was the r unnerup in the 201 1 sectional meet, and r eturn a number of bowlers to the team. “Most athletes are returning with a couple promising newcomers,” head coach Chad Dupr ey said. “Spar e conversions ar e key to any bowling contest and is something that we could improve on. If all bowlers can im-

prove their average at the end of the season, that would be a success for me.” Duprey said that there are some key players that will be called on thr oughout the season. “Sophomore Brittany Bushey is an All-Section Team bowler that was in the state competition the last couple years. Seventh grader Briaunna Varno is a newcomer, but will be one to watch as she starts high school bowling.” Durpey said that he hopes

that the team will be in contention for the CVAC title. Returning to the Indians roster ar e seniors Stef fany Farrell and Laura Rock; juniors Reanne Shields-King, Chelsea Whitney and Christa W ilkins; sophomores Bushey and Karri Kusalonis; and eighth graders Katherine Clark and Taylor Whitney. Newcomers include sophomore Shania Howar d; freshman Abbey Boudrieau; and seventh graders V arno and Chloe Buskey.

Indians look to be competitive PERU — The Peru boys varsity basketball team enters the 2011-12 season looking to be competitive against their CVAC rivals. “We expect to be competing every night,” head coach John Clemons said. “Our strengths ar e team chemistry , athleticism, height and speed.” Clemons said that the team needs to continue to develop the chemistry thr oughout the season and must work to progress. “We need to be successful by working hard day in and day out,” Clemons said. “W e

want to always be trying to get better.” Senior Mike Holdridge will be seen as a key contributor for the Indians, along with juniors Tim Remillard and Hunter Bruno. Other seniors on the r oster include Connor Good, T yler Murphy , Ben Chen and Chris Thomas. Juniors include Nick Demarais, Alex Barr ett, Lucas Kelly and Br et Boyer. Conor Casey and Mackenzie McKethan round out the roster as sophomores. Clemons is assisted by Adam Carter. The manager is Anthony Burgess.

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Residents say Plattsburgh must find its rhythm By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — Plattsbur gh is a scenic metropolis that is not so big it pr events residents from getting to know their community. It also needs a music venue. That sentiment, and others, were shared by residents when asked by Denton Publications what they appreciated most about the City of Plattsburgh and what they thought was lacking. “If they want to put Plattsburgh on the map, they need to get mor e people her e in the summer ,” said Sandy St. Germaine, taking a brief break fr om r enovating a local apartment complex. “It would bring money in.” St. Germaine said she enjoys events in Plattsburgh surrounding the Fourth of July , as well as the Mayor ’s Cup and appr eciates the city’s small size. But it’s lacking r ock and r oll, said St. Germaine, quickly adding

with a grin that she’s not opposed to country, some jazz and classical music. “They are no music venues,” she said, wide-eyed. “They also need more outside venues and activities so people can walk thr ough town and shop.” Jason Herwick comes fr om a small town, so Plattsburgh is actually lar ge for him. Still, he r ecognizes it is a small city and closeknit. But as he walked briskly down Bridge Str eet, he said he doesn’t feel there’s much to do besides the bars and the mall. “You feel safe her e,” said Lindsey Shumway, walking beside Herwick. “It’s a very good community.” She enjoys the close proximity to hiking trails and the quiet, scenic appeal. But she also felt ther e wasn’t much to do in Plattsburgh. She stopped on the bridge, smiled and said, “Maybe they

could add a club that played jazz, or a theater and music venue.” Around the corner on Mar garet Street, Jay Ormsby chatted with customers and whipped up mochas and lattes at his job at Kof fee Kat in downtown Plattsburgh. During the calm between the rush, Ormsby noted that Plattsburgh’s small size pr ovides him the opportunity to get to know his community. At the same time, he said, it’s big enough, so it’s not so boring. “People seem to have time for each other,” he said. But like others, Ormsby said, Plattsburgh’s residents need mor e options and variety. Plattsburgh needs more destinations, shops, r estaurants, money, airlines at Plattsburgh International Airport, industries, a subway system, and jobs, Ormsby said. “Plattsburgh needs mor e things to boost the economy. And it needs more musical venues.”

Jay Ormsby makes a customer a mocha drink at the Koffee Kat on Margaret Street in Plattsburgh. Ormsby appreciates Plattsburgh’s small size and sense of community. Photo by Stephen Bartlett



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TORIN 12 ton New in Box-Torin 12 ton double locking Jack stands asking $75.00 a pair. Call 518-563 -0880 after 4pm.

FURNITURE LIVING ROOM Set Sofa, loveseat, recliner, 2 end stands, coffee table & two lamps. 518-251-3128 $75

GENERAL FOR SALE 1 BLUE Oversized 1 Blue Oversized rocker/recliner, good condition $30; 1 Blue Swivel rocker/recliner, excellent condition $65. 518-891-1569

DIVORCE $450* NO FAULT or Regular Divorce. Covers Children, Property, etc. Only One Signature Required! *Excludes govt. fees. Locally Owned! 1-800-522-6000 Ext. 100. Baylor & Associates, Inc.

1/2 PRICE INSULATION 1/2 price insulation, 4x8 sheets, high R, up to 4" thick, Blue Dow, 1/2" insul board. 518-597-9653 or Cell 518-812-4815

$$OLD GUITARS WANTED$$ Gibson,Fender,Martin,Gretsch. 1920's to 1980's. Top Dollar paid. Toll Free: 1-866-433-8277

A NEW Computer Now!!! Brand Name Laptops & Desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem Smallest weekly payments avail. It's yours NOW - Call 800-893-0831 CERAMIC TILE Enough for 2 small rooms. Tan 3 3/4" x 7 3/4". White/ Yellow 4 14" x 4 1/4". 518-4945189 leave message. $35 CRAFTSMAN 2 1/4 Ton Floor Jack w/carry case. Includes pair of 3 ton jack stands. New, never used. 518-668-5272 $60 CROSS COUNTRY SKIS Cross Country Skis $25 & $35 Poles $10. 518-563-1956 DISH NETWORK More Choices, More savings! FREE HD FOR LIFE. Packages starting at $24.99 for 12 months w/60 channels 1-888-4447854 Restrictions apply. Call for details MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA MATTRESSES T-$299 F$349 Q-$399 K-$499 ADJUSTABLES - $799 FREE DELIVERY LIFETIME WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP1-800-2875337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM NIKON COOLPIX For Sale just in time for the Holidays, Nikon Coolpix S210 Camera. $60 OBO call 518-643-9391





**OLD GUITARS WANTED!** **OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D'Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930's thru 1970's TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 AIRLINES ARE HIRING AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1-877-202-0386. ANY LAPTOP REPAIRED ANY LAPTOP REPAIRED JUST $79. Macs, too. REALLY! FREE Fedex shipping! $49 extra for screen or motherboard replacement. CALL Authorized Laptop Repair Specialists. 1-877-283-6285 ASK YOURSELF, Ask yourself, what is your TIMESHARE worth? We will find a buyer/renter for CA$H NO GIMMICKS JUST RESULTS! Call 888-879-8612 AT&T U-VERSE AT&T U-Verse for just $29.99/ SAVE when you bundle Internet+Phone+TV and get up to $300 BACK! (Select Limited Time Call NOW! 1-866-9440906

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MEMORIALS O ver 400 M onum ents In Stock !Low Prices, U nbeatable W arranty

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MUSIC CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $189 each. Others 4sale 1-516-377-7907


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In the North Country we are strong, hardworking people! We value friends, family and our neighbors! We come together in times of need! We aren’t afraid to lend a helping hand! We stand on common ground! We stand in agreement! We stand UNITED!

SNOWBLOWER WANTED 4'snowblower with a 3pt. hitch. Call 518-493-7118.

LENDER SAYS SELL BY 12/15! CATSKILL MOUNTAIN MINIFARM! $159,900 (Reduced by $60,000!) Farmhouse, working barns, gorgeous country setting near skiing and state land. Less than 3 hours to NYC! Additional land available! Won't last (888)905-8847


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GOLDENDOODLE F1B PUPPIES 7 Months. Black males and females, curly or straight hair. very cute! Parents onsite, perfect for christmas, ready DEC 15, $800 518-643-8879

OTHER PETS LOVEBIRDS 3 Lovebirds w/cage, nesting box and all accessories. Call anytime after 6pm. 518-5974571. $99

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lakeviews. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518-962-4420.

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MOBILE HOME CENTRAL FLORIDA 2 BR/1 BA, Newly remodeled mobile home in active Senior Park on Lake Griffin-Call Marcia at 352602-8851 for photos and further information!


CONDO BANK FORECLOSURE! Brand New WATERFRONT CONDO Only $199,900. (Similar unit sold for $399,900) Upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,675sf condo. Luxury amenities, prime location on the water! Call now for special holiday incentives 1-877-888-7571, x 83

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Personal Classified Specials! FIRST 4 LINES (Approximately 15 words) *Additional lines for only 75¢ each

3 WEEK SPECIAL $15 Ad runs for 3 weeks, one zone, plus $9 for each additional zone, or run all 5 zones for 3 weeks for $50





VERMONT: Addison Eagle / Green Mountain Outlook



Eagle Newspapers

Adirondack Journal, News Enterprise



Spotlight Newspapers

The Burgh, Valley News, North Countryman

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

There’s no greater feeling; than coming together as a community!

WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS. Any Kind/Brand. Unexpired. Up to $22.00. Shipping Paid. 1-800-266-0702/

With 39 partner agencies, our health and human service network provided assistance to 80,000 people in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties last year.


WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS Any kind/brand. Unexpired up to $22.00. Shipping Paid Hablamos espanol 1-800-266-0702


United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. 45 Tom Miller Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Ph: (518) 563-0028 • Fax: (518) 563-0270 Web: OUR MISSION: To be a leader in community partnership building and to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI 1970-1980 Z1900, KZ900, KZ 1000, H2-750, H1500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3400 CASH. 1-800-772-1142, 1310-721-0726

YEARBOOKS "UP to $15 paid for high school yearbooks 1900-1988. or 972768-1338.


Place an ad in Print and Online

Any one item under $99 MAIL TO: THE CLASSIFIED SUPERSTORE P.O. Box 338 Elizabethtown, NY 12932


Monday by 4:00 p.m. online and at our office: 14 Hand Ave., Elizabethtown, NY 12932


24 HOURS / 7 DAYS A WEEK SELF-SERVICE AT WWW.THECLASSIFIEDSUPERSTORE.COM Ph: 518-873-6368 Ext 201 or Toll Free: 800-989-4237 or Fax: 518-873-6360


DISH NETWORK. DISH NETWORK. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels. Free for 3 Months! SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL 1-888-8238160

December 3, 2011 - 19 BED LINER for full size pick-up truck. 518-597-4571. $50


HEATER OUTDOOR work 115,000 BTU. Multi fuel use. Full tank of K1. 518-494-2053 leave message. $80

ADIRONDACK " by OWNER" 1000+ photo listing of local real estate for sale, vacation rentals & timeshares. Owners: List with us for only $275 per year. Visit on-line or call 518-891-9919

MARBLE LAMP 4 Sided Marble Lamp Call 802-558 -4557 $15

DO YOU HAVE VACATION PROPERTY FOR SALE OR RENT? With promotion to nearly 5 million households and over 12 million potential buyers, a statewide classified ad can't be beat! Promote your property for just $490 for a 15-word ad. Place your ad online at or call 1-877-2752726


FURNITURE MAPLE HUTCH w/2 drawers & 2 sliding doors. Good condition. Call for info 518-494-3348 $50


WOODEN ROCKING Chair w/cushions. Very good condition. 518623-2381. $75

ACCESSORIES FOR SALE 20 GALLON Fish Tank w/cabinet stand, power filter, air pump, all accessories. 518-597-4571. $75 BATH TUB vintage iron claw foot tub with enamel interior $99 call 946-7817

2 FULL SETS SNOWTIRES 2 Full Sets snowtires 185/64R 15: 1 set very good, Dunlap Graspic 2 $175. 1 set Premium, Hakkapeliitta, used less than 3 months last Winter, $340 ($440 New. Sarnac Lake 518-891-0023. Can Bring to E'town, NY

225-60-17 SNOWTIRES Set of four (4) Firestone Winterforce 225-60-17 snow tires used one season on a 2010 Subaru Outback. Cash preferred 518 576 4206 $350

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6’ TONNEAU Cover 6' Tonneau Cover, fits Chevy S-10 or Colorado $99.00. Call 518-523-9456

DONATE YOUR CAR, BOAT OR REAL ESTATE. Fully tax deductible, IRS recognized charity, Free pick-up & tow. Any model or condition. Help needy 1-800-596-4011

BLOWN HEAD GASKET? BLOWN HEAD GASKET? Any vehicle repair yourself. State of the art 2-Componentchemical process. Specializing in Cadillac Northstar Overheating. 100% guaranteed.1866-780-9041 DOORS & Fender 2 doors and 1 fender, no rust, for Ford F-150 pickup truck. Call anytime after 6pm. 518-597-4571. $75 FREE GAS! Receive $300 Gasoline Savings! Gasoline Stimulus Program provides $300 gas savings to participants of driving survey. Local Stations - Major Brands ! Call now 877-898-9027 TIRES FOR SALE Firestone Winterforce Run Flats,195/55/16 like new,$400. firm. LM,518-643-2457.

CARS CASH FOR CARS and TRUCKS: Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not!1-888-416-2208

2011 Ford F150 Supercab XLT 4x4 New STK# EM527 • 3.7 V6, 6 Spd. Auto, Air, Cruise, Pwr. Grp., SYNC System

2009 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER White/Black, Excellent condition. Wouldn't your truck for sale look just perfect here? Our new classified system has been built by AdPerfect one of the nation's leading classified software companies. The program has many eye catching features sure to help you sell your vehicle. The online self service package is free so give it a try today! $1,000,000 Email:

SNOWMOBILES DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV to the Childhood Leukemia Foundation today.Tax Deductible, FREE towing and fast, easy process. Call 1-877-754-3227 or visit

Ford F150 Supercab XLT 4x4 NewSTK#2011 SEM526 • EcoBoost, V6, 6 Spd. Auto, Trailer Tow, SYNC System, Sirius

0%* & $1,500 !



Offer ends 1/3/12



0% & $1,000 ! *

Offer ends 1/3/12

New 2012 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT STK# SEN199 • Auto, Air, Cruise, P/Windows/Locks/Seat, SYNC System, Moonroof

MSRP......................................$40,560 Ford Retail Customer Cash.......-$2,000 FMCC Customer Bonus Cash*...$1,000 Ford Trade Assist......................-$1,000 Dealer Discount........................-$2,570

MSRP..................................$28,535 Ford Retail Customer Cash. . .-$1,000 Ford Promo Bonus Cash.........$1,000 Ford Bonus Customer Cash......-$500 Dealer Discount.......................-$540


0%* & $1,000 !


Offer ends 1/3/12

New2012 Ford Explorer 4WD STK# EN162 • V6, 6 Spd., Auto, Air, P/ Windows & Locks, Cruise, SYNC, Sirius


Offer ends 1/3/12

New 2011 Ford Flex AWD

STK# EM092 • V6, 6 Spd., Auto, SYNC System, Vista Roof, Sirius MSRP..................................$36,995 Ford Retail Customer Cash. . .-$3,000 Ford Promo Bonus Cash........-$1,000 FMCC Retail Bonus Cash*. . . .-$1,000 Dealer Discount....................-$1,000

MSRP..................................$32,645 Ford Promo Bonus Cash........-$1,000 Dealer Discount.......................-$550


DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK or SUV to Childhood Leukemia Foundation today. Tax Deductible, FREE towing, fast, easy Process. 877754-3227

DONATE A CAR - Food on Wheels. Helping seniors less fortunate. Free tow within 3hours. Serving the community since 1992. Twoweek vacation or visit us at 1-800-364-5849.

New 2011 Ford Supercrew XLT 4x4


CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330

DONATE YOUR CAR. FREE TOWING "Cars for Kids." Any Condition. Tax Deductible.Outreach Center 1800-521-7566

STK# EM523 • 3.5L Ecoboost, 6 Spd. Auto, Pwr. Grp., SYNC System, Chrome Pkg., Sirius



DONATE YOUR Car! Civilian Veterans & Soldiers Help Support Our U.S. Military Troops100% VolunteerFree same Day Towing. Tax Deductible. Call and Donate Today! 1-800-471-0538

DONATE YOUR CAR, Boat or Real Estate. Fully Tax Deductible. IRS RecognizedCharity. Free Pick-Up & Tow. Any Model or Condition. Help Needy 1-800-930-4543


28,995 OR GET

DONATE YOUR CAR to CANCER FUND of AMERICA to help SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days 1-800-835-9372


MSRP..................................$36,930 Ford Retail Customer Cash. . .-$2,000 Ford Trade Assist..................-$1,000 FMCC Retail Bonus Cash*. . . .-$1,000 Dealer Discount....................-$1,960

MSRP..................................$35,285 Ford 3.7L Bonus Cash..............-$500 Ford Retail Customer Cash. . .-$2,000 FMCC Bonus Cust. Cash*. . . . .-$1,000 Ford Trade Assist Cash.........-$1,000 Dealer Discount....................-$1,790





Offer ends 1/3/12

30,995 Offer ends 1/3/12

*FMCC approval required. All customers may not qualify.


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2012 Dodge Durango SXT AWD

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Stk#AM35, 3.6 V6 Engine, Bright Silver, 3rd Row Seating, Fog Lamps, Sirius XM

Stk#AM72, True Blue, 6 Cyl., Automatic, Fog Lamps, Sirius XM, UConnect with Bluetooth









2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4

Stk#AM47, Black, 4 Cyl., Automatic, Power Windows, Cruise, Remote Start, UConnect with Bluetooth

26M PG HWY. CourtStreet Elizabethtown,NY






873-6386• www.adirondack

873-6386 2000 Chevy Silverado LT Ext. Cab

2007 Jeep Liberty

V6, Auto, 4x4, 72K Miles, Black

for72 mos. 199 or $ 11,995






239formos.66 or


for72 mos. 199 or $ 11,995


for36 mos.


2006 Pontiac Vibe AWD


2007 Jeep Compass Tan, 51K Miles

1998 Ford Ranger

56K Miles, Moonroof, Blue

449 formos.72 or

4 Dr., Leather, Auto, 117K Miles

269 or $ 8,995


31K Miles


Court Street, Elizabethtown,NY

Dealer #3160005

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

DEALER #3160005


2009 Jeep Liberty 4x4

V6, Auto, X-Cab, AC, 107K Miles





6 Cyl., Auto, PW, PL, AC, CD, 41,700 Mi.





19,980 *Tax, title and registration not included. Payment with approved credit. 28334


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