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By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — Suzanne Barton has four children, her husband’s pay has been slashed and she just found out she’s losing her job at the Plattsburgh Public Library. “I am going to be the first clerk to go,” she said, in tears at Monday night’s Plattsburgh Public Library Board special meeting. Faced with a $150,000 shortfall, the board of directors voted to cut four positions, two librarians, one clerk and one paige. Board members said they love the library too, but cuts had to be made somewhere. “The library is not a business,” said board member Harold Brohinsky. “You have to decide what to sacrifice.” A large crowd gathered for Monday night’s meeting. Plattsburgh resident Shera Marston is concerned about living in a community that doesn’t support its library. “The city will have to contribute to the library,” she said. “They haven’t been very supportive.” Plattsburgh Common Council member Tim Carpenter, liaison to the library, said several departments have requested more money, and the library is one of them. The Council has yet to make a decision, he said. It finalizes the city budget in January. Library staff were shocked to learn CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Court Judge Patrick McGill handed Edward A. Dashnaw, 42, two concurrent life sentences without the possibility of parole. This comes after the second trial that resulted in Dashnaw being found guilty of the 2005 murders of David and Lorraine Donivan of Schuyler Falls. David’s cousin, Gary Donivan, sat through both trials and wants to know why Dashnaw killed the couple. He knows Dashnaw continues to declare his innocence, but he wants to know. “That was a real brutal crime,” Gary said. On Dec. 29, 2005, David’s M. Dyland Raskin doesn’t know if he’ll publish again, and he’s Āne with that. He’d rather be happy than have a writing career. See related article on page 3.

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Plattsburgh on cutting edge of teacher evaluations By Stephen Bartlett

P L AT T S B U R G H — P l a t t s b u rg h City School is close to finishing a teacher evaluation system that is to be a model for New York state, pos-

sibly the nation. The school district, and five others in the state, was selected to create a new evaluation system according to guidelines pushed when the Obama administration rolled out Race to the Top. States that were awarded funding connected to that endeavor must re-

vamp the way they evaluate teachers and administrators. “We have worked out a document that focuses on the practice of teaching both inside the classroom and outside the classroom,” said Superintendent James “Jake” Short. “We have it based on quite a complex rubric we have designed.”


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New book commemorates Lake Champlain Bridge ELIZABETHTOWN — Denton Publications and New Market Press recently released the 132-page “Lake Champlain Bridge Commemorative Book” to celebrate the new bridge connecting Crown Point, N.Y. and Chimney Point, Vt. The book was released on Nov. 4, just three days before the span was opened to vehicular traffic on Nov. 7 following an hour-long ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We felt an obligation to bridge the states of Vermont and New York, along with the counties of Addison and Essex, by printing a book filled with the shared history of Chimney Point and Crown Point,” said New Market Press Publisher Edward Coats. “After all, it’s a commitment we make every week covering Lake Champlain community news in The Addison Eagle, the Times of Ti and six other weekly newspapers.” The 8.5-by-11-inch full-color glossy book includes 38 stories and more than 90 photographs and was produced by staff at the companies’ New York and Vermont newsrooms. The collection of memories was designed to explore the history of the original 1929 bridge and the construction of the new one. “This book is a tribute to all those who worked night and day through the frigid cold of our North Country winters and the blistering summer heat to restore the Lake Champlain Bridge,” said Denton Publications Publisher Daniel Alexander. “None of us will ever cross this bridge without thinking of its importance to the people who live here and have come to depend so heavily on the strength of its existence.” The editorial of the “Lake Champlain Commemorative Book” honored Carl F. Peterson, editor of the Essex County News in Port Henry, N.Y., who wrote an editorial in 1923 that eventually led to the construction of the 1929 bridge. There is also a copy of Peterson’s original editorial printed in the book so readers could see how it all started. Contributors to the book were: Renee Cumm, of Peru; Andy Flynn, of Saranac Lake; John Gereau, of Westport; Fred

Lake Champlain Bridge Commemorative Book. Herbst, of Ticonderoga; Jon Hochschartner, of Lake Placid; Keith Lobdell, of Westport; Jeremiah Papineau, of Carthage; and Lou Varricchio, of Middlebury, Vt.

Stories for the bridge book were organized in four categories: 1) old bridge, 2) bridge transition, 3) new bridge, and 4) historical resources from both sides of Lake Champlain. Old bridge: The history of the 1929 bridge is fully explored with timelines of its construction (1923-1929) and its lifespan (1929-2009); personal stories from people who had attended the Aug. 26, 1929 opening ceremony; a story about how the steamer Vermont III dictated the height of the span; and an investigative piece exploring why Ticonderoga’s lobbying efforts to have the bridge built in that community fell short. There is also a story about the lake’s first bridge, built in 1776 between Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. and Mount Independence, Vt. Bridge transition: When the original Lake Champlain Bridge was closed on Oct. 16, 2009, residents and visitors were forced to make a 100-mile commute around the lake before a free 24-hour ferry was opened next to the bridge site on Feb. 1, 2010. Stories explore the impact of the bridge’s closure to businesses, commuters, lake security and the ferry. There is also a story about blowing up the original bridge with explosives on Dec. 28, 2009. New bridge: Stories documenting the construction of the new Lake Champlain Bridge include interviews with the designer Ted Zoli and builders at Flatiron Construction; naming the new bridge; the impact the bridge construction had on tourism in Port Henry and Crown Point; and the historic journey of the bridge arch, which was floated from Port Henry to Crown Point on Aug. 26, 2011, exactly 82 years after the first bridge opened. Historical resources: The book features resources on Lake Champlain history from the Crown Point State Historic Site, the Chimney Point State Historic Site, and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vt. The “Lake Champlain Bridge Commemorative Book” is $5.00 plus tax and shipping. Order by phone at (518) 8736368 or online at or

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Author basks in his Plattsburgh digs By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — M. Dylan Raskin wrote his second book while homeless, shacked up in a walk-in closet. The advance bought him his first house and led to a sort of peacefulness he’s grown accustomed to. His editor warned against happiness, and Raskin doesn’t know if he’ll ever publish again. But the author, whose first memoir garnered comparisons to “Catcher in the Rye” and was picked up by a few universities, is fine with that. “There is a wonderful pleasure with not publishing,” said the author of “Little New York Bastard” and “Bandanas & October Supplies.” “I can write for myself.” Today, he mixes mochas and other coffee beverages at a local coffee shop and on the road. He’s content, no longer gripped by anger, and enjoys the life he’s carved out for himself in Plattsburgh. “I think if you spend a lot of time in a place, you are that place,” he said. “I was that cynical city for 28 years, and now I am here and mellow.” Raskin grew up in Queens, which, along with his father ’s death when Raskin was 15, molded his personality. “I wanted to get out my entire life.” As early as elementary school, he felt the urge to tell stories but didn’t take it seriously until 20 to 21. Cynical and frustrated, he hated nearly everything and everyone and ran away to Chicago for a week at 22. That journey birthed “Little New York Bastard,” a coming of age memoir and road story. “I was a punk kid with a bad attitude, and I thought if I moved away everything would get better,” Raskin said. “But I took myself with me.” When his mother became ill with Ovarian cancer, they started spending practically every other weekend in Lake George until her death in 2004. “We were inseparable,” Raskin said. “We wouldn’t even do anything, just hang around.” With no money left to stay in the apartment, and nothing left for him in Queens, Raskin packed up within a week for

a year-long homeless adventure, part of which landed him in the walk-in closet of New Jersey relatives where he wrote “Bandanas & October Supplies.” The words poured out of him, a story about life, death and the relationship between a mother and son. “When that feeling hits, I can’t function unless I am writing,” he said. “The feeling comes and goes, and I haven’t had it for years.” He received an advance and wanted to purchase a home in Lake George, but it was too expensive. Raskin “accidentally” found a house online in Jay - “A beautiful place in the woods” - toward the end of 2005. It reminded Raskin of his mother, though he found it difficult to see from the outside. “I would try to look at my house and the sun would be in my eyes, or there were black flies everywhere, or it was cold.” He remained there, off and on, until he moved permanently to Plattsburgh a little more than a year ago. He fell in with the right people and began focusing on the positive, which he said ruined his career. “I have no desire to write an ‘I am happy book,’” Raskin said. “But the truth is, I would rather be happy than have a writing career.” The thought of elitist “wine-and-cheese parties” makes him nauseous. He enjoys answering to no one, and the absence of pressure from book deadlines. Raskin doesn’t know if he’ll publish again, but he’s still writing in that voice that pulses through him and onto the page. “Right now I am working on something that has to do with getting prepared for what may be very difficult times in the country.” It’s fueled by a desire to tell, even if it’s not meant to be published. No matter, because he feels lucky these days. He befriended Koffee Kat owner Patty Waldron a little more than a year ago and began working there. He can be found behind the counter, as well as in Koffee Kat on wheels, a bus he and Waldron purchased for $400 to take on the road and deliver coffee drinks around Plattsburgh and at events. “It keeps me hungry.” He’s also got his dog, Esme, a near constant companion he found in 2006 under his vehicle in Brooklyn. “Considering how I spent my first 28 years, this is a

strange transition,” Raskin said. “Compared to that innercity hell hole, this is paradise.” Yet, if not for the school of hard knocks, Raskin doesn’t think he’d be as content as he is today. “That anger gave me a career, so I can’t knock it too much.” And he’s not a recluse, as some media outlets have suggested. In fact, Raskin and Esme run nearly every day, time that allows him to think and work out frustrations. That occasional itch to pack and move remains with Raskin, but now he considers his commitments and obligations. He wants Koffee Kat on wheels to succeed, hopes for Esme’s continued health and happiness and is content with small-town anonymity. “People here are impressed by how hard you work, not with glitz and fame,” Raskin said. “You see the same people every day and don’t get special treatment. “I’m just another schmuck on the street.”

The K iwanis Club of P lattsburgh delivered dic tionaries to several area schools r ecently. Pictured above are Charlene P etro Durgan (left) and Dr . Nanc y Church handing out dic tionaries t o all thir d graders at Momot Elementary School. Photo by Stephen Bartlett


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Longitude Catering: Good food doesn’t mean having to travel long distances By Jeremiah S. P apineau Special to Denton Publications PLATTSBURGH — Longitude Catering is open for business. “Business has been going well,” said owner and chef David Allen. “We’re seeing a lot of customers coming back again and again.” Longitude Catering, located inside Rambach’s Bakery, 345 Cornelia St., opened Nov. 1. “I’ve been doing this my whole life,” said Allen. “I started in high school and when I was going to school for a computer degree, I worked in a nice restaurant.” It was then Allen decided he wanted to become a chef and continued his education at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt. Upon graduating, Allen traveled to West Palm Beach, Fla.,

where he worked at The Breakers, a five-star, five-diamond hotel. He later worked at Lutece, a highly-acclaimed French restaurant in Las Vegas, Nev., before returning to his native North Country to raise a family. Longitude Catering was born from Allen’s love of creating foods people enjoy. “I love Plattsburgh and this is where we want to be.” Longitude Catering offers a storefront location with a deli case with homemade soups, breads and salads and, as the name indicates, a full line of catering services. “We’re set up to do everything from business meetings to sophisticated weddings,” said Allen. “We want to create something they won’t get anywhere else.” And, whether it’s a “hearty sandwich” that Allen prides himself on making for his customers, or providing service to the masses, his business does so while being environmentally-conscious

and health-conscious. “We’re using natural and organic products and use as much local produce as we can. I wouldn’t serve anything to my customer that I wouldn’t serve to my children.” “And, all our packaging is biodegradable from the cups to serve our soup in, the spoons, the plastic to-go containers,” he added. “That’s very important to me. I think it’s the way of the future.” The symbiotic relationship forged between his business in Rhombic’s Bakery has also been an example of how local businesses can support each other to succeed in a competitive economy. “I utilize a lot of their products; they create the breads for me,” said Allen. “They’ve been doing a fabulous job.” Longitude Catering may be reached at 578-3015 or by e-mail at For more information, visit the business’ website,

Ti man wants to attract breweries to region, using the area’s water to create jobs and boost the area’s economy By Fred Herbst TICONDEROGA — Ken Tucker believes beer could be an economic force in the Adirondacks. The Ticonderoga man has embarked on a project to attract small breweries throughout the region. He believes the effort will result in $3 billion in revenue a year and 5,000 jobs in 15 years. “It’s the right time, it’s the right place,” Tucker said. The key in Tucker’s vision is “blue gold” — the 10 trillion

gallons of fresh water that flows from the Adirondacks each year. Water is the key ingredient in beer, he noted. Tucker lived 12 years in Oregon, where small breweries thrive. Craft brewing is responsible for $3 billion in revenue each year and 5,000 jobs in Oregon, he said. Tucker believes the industry can do the same thing in the Adirondack Park. To make his project a reality, Tucker has applied to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to create a “EB-5 regional center” in the Adirondacks. “There’s a lot of money outside the U.S. looking for investment opportunities,” Tucker said. “Why not bring

that money to the Adirondacks?” He hopes to have approval of the “regional center” application in February. The closest “regional center” to the area is Jay Peak, Vt., he said, where 400 foreign investors have pumped $200 million into the local ski industry. Tucker is confident foreign investors will want to take advantage of the Adirondack water to operate nano-breweries, brew-pubs, restaurantbreweries, micro-breweries and regional breweries. Vermont has the largest number of breweries, per capita, in the United States. “The Adirondack Park is about the size of Vermont; we

have about the same population,” he said. “Why can’t the Adirondacks of New York have the same footprint? Vermont exports a lot of beer and imports a lot of money. We can do that, too.” While he awaits federal approval of the “regional center,” Tucker is contacting potential investors and investigating possible locations for breweries. To date he has identified six spots he feels are ideal for the project — in Crown Point, Keeseville, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Plattsburgh. Once the breweries are up and running, Tucker hopes to create a distribution network through the Adirondack Brewers Coalition.

The former Porter’s Mill store — the old Agway — in Crown Point has been identified as a possible location for brewery by Ken Tucker, a Ticonderoga resident with plans to attract small breweries throughout the region. Photo by Nancy Frasier


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Marine Academy a boost O to students, economy


he new Marine Academy scheduled to open at Ticonderoga High School next fall will be a welcome addition to the region’s education system and economy. Operated by Champlain Valley Educational Services and available to students from Glens Halls to Plattsburgh, the two-year program will prepare students for careers in the marine industry — a business that remains strong locally despite the national recession. The new venture has the backing of the Eastern New York Marine Trades Association, a group of marine professionals desperate for trained help. “There just aren’t enough marine technicians to fill all the jobs we have available,” explained Roger Phinney, executive director of the Eastern New York Marine Trades Association. “We have jobs. We want to hire people. We just can’t find them.” Marina owners and managers from Lake George, Bolton, Whitehall, Loon Lake, Diamond Point, Brant Lake, Schroon Lake, Hague and Ticonderoga attended an open house at the Marine Academy recently. They came away impressed. Rich Stolen, owner of Schroon Lake Marina and Loon Lake Marina, said every graduate of the Marine Academy will find a job immediately out of high school. “We’ll be fighting for them,” he said. Bob Palandrani, owner of Snug Harbor Marina in Ticonderoga and a member of the Ti school board, has been instrumental in the development of the Marine Academy. He stressed the program is about much more than mechanics. He said students will learn about every facet of the busi-

ness — fiber glass, painting, welding, woodworking, computers, sales and marketing. Many of those jobs, he pointed out, are year-round, full-time opportunities. That’s more than can be said for job prospects of many college graduates these days. The Marine Academy will also be a partnership between education and business, providing students with practical experience while giving marinas and others a trained workforce. Scott Andersen, manager of FR Smith and Sons Marina in Bolton, said he has been in contact with major marine manufacturers such as Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude and Volvo. He believes those companies will support the the Ticonderoga Marine Academy by providing specialized tools, training materials and computer access. He believes academy graduates will be able to leave school with manufacturers’ certification — a huge asset in the marina industry. Andersen also believes the Marine Academy can also expand in the future to train adult technicians. The nearest Mercury training center is in New Hampshire, he noted, and the nearest Yamaha training center is in Georgia. The Marine Academy in Ticonderoga looks like a win-win situation for students and an important regional industry. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Fred Herbst, Lou V arricchio, Keith Lobdell, Stephen Bartlett, Andy Flynn and John Gereau. Comments may be directed to

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stretch to expect these indine has to wonder, viduals to be of solid charwith Herman Cain acter. But if you think about now withdrawn it and realize our most sucfrom the presidential race cessful president in recent due to his drop in the polls history was an actor it and the excessive media covbrings things into perspecerage over several sexual altive. It may be far easier to legations and scandals, can play the role of a president any of the prominent figures than actually be one. Presiin government stand up to dent Reagan had his faults the trust and expectations of Dan Alexander but he was able to lead the the American public? Cain’s Thoughts from nation successfully. How support seems to have driftBehind the Pressline much of what he accomed over to Newt Gingrich plished was borne out of who was criticized early in acting the role history will be the judge his campaign for actions in his personal over time. and public life. Is all that now to be overPresident Obama has proven to be the looked or will he now become the target type of president many thought he was, for personal flaws? which was an inexperienced community Is there no one person let alone two canorganizer who lacked the executive skills didates the public can agree has the undeto lead the country out of a struggling niable right stuff and are able to stand up economy. Many hoped his promises, to the intense public scrutiny to lead this charismatic charm and political savvy nation to a more stable economy and would create another Camelot era in the guide it through the ever changing world country. Combine that with the feel good, events? Do we really know, beyond seer lofty thoughts of placing a black man in perfection, what we expect from the indithe office as somehow making up for the viduals we place in the nation’s highest way his race had been treated in the past office? would create a story book administration When we look back over our past leadas only Hollywood could write. Unfortuers few presidencies were without flaws nately, that has not come to pass. Today both privately and professionally. From we blame the man for everything that has George Washington forward we’ve come gone wrong in the past three years and to understand that our leaders are human aside from his most staunch supporters, with faults and short comings. Despite our even criticize the few things that have desire to see them reach perfection the regone right. With an approval rating that is ality is none can truly measure up as the one of the lowest ever recorded, President ideal candidate. Obama’s best chance at a second term In this era of constant media surveilrests in the unknown facts surrounding lance, smart phone journalism and politithe republican nominee that might derail cal spin masters is it any wonder we their candidacy in the same way it did should be surprised or disappointed when Cain’s untimely departure. these candidates fall short of the super-huBut who is really to blame when any of man demands we expect of them? these candidates fail to meet the high stanIs it too much to ask of our leaders that dards we’ve come to expect? Is the fault they be truthful, honest, hard working, all theirs or do we share the blame for tryfair, faithful, intelligent, loyal, god-fearing to make these men and women someing, respectable, even tempered, kind, unthing they can not possibly be…. perfect in derstanding, tough and well spoken? Is it every aspect of their lives both personal too much to ask a leader to not have a past and professional. Youthful indiscretions, criminal record, bankruptcy, sexual indispoor decisions, hidden details, a dark cretion, or harassment charge and above side, criminal activity, a closet full of all not be egotistical or self centered while skeletons, or affiliations we deem unacpossessing a basic common sense that alceptable. Who can predict what fortunes lows them to reach across political parties or misfortunes await us in the next year as to solve the nation’s problems? Well that the presidential sweepstakes plays out would depend on who you speak with, See ALEXANDER, page 7 but it really shouldn’t be that much of a

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Organizing is the key to aĀect change W

e are the 99. Gotta admit, it’s a catchy phrase. But is the growing social movement really the 99? According to economic status, my mother and her friends are part of the 99, but I know they disagree with many of the movement’s liberal platforms. But for any possible failings, one thing We are the 99 is doing right is organizing. If you want to accomplish any formidable task or affect change, organization is key, not just in numbers, but in setting and carrying out your goals. I covered education as a journalist for several years, and every single one of those people complained about taxes, inadequate resources and funding, the narrowness of standardized tests, soaring costs and shrinking state aid, and that feeling that their pleas fell unheard off the edge of a cliff, like tiny drops of water engulfed by the chaos at the bottom. Educators organize and lobby yearly for more tools to teach their students and help them succeed, and government expects those same voices banging on the capital’s doors. Yet taxpayers, with all their numbers and often the same concerns, grumble and trudge along, sometimes taking it out on the district by trying to vote down the budget or turning out to pass one that lacks adequate resources and saddles people with more debt. If they would only organize on massive levels and take their argument to Albany, demand lower taxes and, at the same time, better schools, perhaps money would be spent

differently and schools could devote more time to educating and less time cutting programs and positions and lightening taxpayers’ wallets. Down the road, that would undoubtedly result in a better educated workforce and possible economic gains. Politicians need votes, and you can be sure if massive numbers of taxpayers turned out and overwhelmed them on any particular issue, they would listen. We are the 99, Occupy Wall Street and the Tea party have organized. Granted, it’s unclear which group truly represents the majority of Americans, but that’s not the point. What I am stressing is they are organized and ensuring their voices are heard. At a Plattsburgh Public Library meeting, at least one community member suggested people let city lawmakers know they do not support job cuts enacted in the face of a $150,000 deficit. They need to organize and do that in numbers if they have any hope of swaying elected officials. I recently spoke with people in Plattsburgh about what they think the city needs and many said a music venue. I did the same in Rouses Point and they said a hotel and more jobs. Well, band together, start petitions, attend meetings and let the powers that be know what you want. Organize, reveal the numbers, if you have them, and make your voices heard, again and again and again. To me, that’s the first and most powerful step any group with a desire can take. I’m not saying the powers that be are not already work-

ing for people, but you light a fire under someone’s butt and he or she tends to work harder. You let elected officials know 99 percent of the people want a music venue, Stephen Bartlett they just might show up to From the Editor’s Desk work in Carharts with carpenter belts strapped around their waists. Again, organizing is taking place, but much of it is cliche and expected, such as World Trade Organization protests, education lobbying and more. But I guarantee there are massive numbers of Americans who feel strongly an any given issue who never show up, never organize, never seek an outlet for their voices. Yes, people are busy, times are tough, and there are bills to pay, jobs to work and families to care for. But these issues we grumble about, they don’t go away, and in some cases the situation worsens and something breaks and suddenly doing nothing creates irreversible regrets and damage. It takes sacrifice to affect change, and it takes organization. Does organizing mean you win, if it’s even a case of winning or losing? No. But better to try and fail then to grumble and give up. And hey, at the very least, maybe you’ll make a few new friends. Stephen Bartlett is the editor of The Burgh. He may be reached at

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Alexander from page 6 again? But do these unattainable standards rest with the public or is it the media that takes an issue and blows it up beyond proportion. Americans gravitate to perceived winners and we are quick to jump onto and then back off the bandwagons based on the attention given by the media outlets. Like a scab, that we just won’t let heal, we continue to pick at it until it become far worse than when it started out. Our collective logic over the years has been if you can’t be trusted in your private life how can we trust you in the public arena. Yet President Clinton, despite his private flaws, proved he could compartmentalize the issues and served very effectively as the leader of the country. In the end we must decide what is the more important; a flawed candidate who can lead the country back to prosperity or selecting a candidate who appears near perfect and says the right things but is unable to address the wide array of issues affecting the nation. Is the election about the person, the job performance or the party? As is the case every four years, if nothing else, it’s always entertaining, but in 2012 we need to look beyond the feel good beauty contest and hire a leader who can solve the many issues affecting our country. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

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Plattsburgh City School turns to social networking By Stephen Bartlett PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh City School discovered social networking about a month ago. The school district created its own Facebook page that has attracted attention from parents and community members. “We needed to get information out, but we also wanted to freshen it up and give it a new look,” said Plattsburgh City School Superintendent James “Jake” Short. School officials were talking about the newsletter and how information became stale by the time it reached district residents. That is when the idea of creating a Facebook page arose. “So many people are wired and connected through Facebook and email and the Internet and Twitter,” Short said. “It seems everyone is connected digitally.”

Plus, school officials stressed, creating a facebook page and uploading information on it is free. Short figured it might also turn out to be a way to save a little money in the long run. “So we thought we would try it for an experiment.” It’s been four weeks, and so far Plattsburgh City School makes up to 500 connections through some of the stories it posts on its Facebook page. Parents, community members and faculty have been calling the district, requesting pictures that have been posted on the page. Posts include Santa’s workshop, spelling bees, an anti-drug pledge and other pictures of students participating in school events. “People are sending us things, and we are popping into it things that we never had the chance to share before,” Short said. “Basically, the idea was to communicate with people today in the mode they tend to be communicating.

Plattsburgh City School now reaches out to parents, community members and faculty on the popular social networking site Facebook. “We do emergency alerts, and we also tweet.” Anyone curious about the Facebook page can go to the district’s web site to connect. Short doesn’t anticipate any problems with the new venture.

“If we have any problems with what people post, we can take it down,” he said. “But right now all it is doing is putting smiles on people’s faces. “They love it.”

Mangled Mailboxes could now be your problem By Katherine Clark PERU — When the snow piles up and the plows barrel through sending tons of hard wet snow to the same shoulder of the road where your novelty dolphin mailbox used to sit, that crumpled up box with the utility bill trapped inside could now be the homeowner’s problem to replace. In years past, the town of Peru would reimburse residents if their mailbox was damaged by snow plows knicking the boxes. This year the board may decide to no longer pay for replacing mailboxes. Supervisor Peter Glushko said the town council will meet Dec. 12 to discuss whether they will continue to pay to replace mailboxes damaged when plows remove snow from the road. “In years past we’ve replaced broken mailboxes but it’s costing the town a lot of money,” Glushko said. Town board member Kregg Bruno said the damages in some years have cost the town up to $5,000. Last year, Glushko said the town spent about $2,500 replacing mangled mail boxes. In years past, Glushko said replacing the boxes wasn’t a prob-

lem, but the rising costs of utilities and county maintenence is forcing the council to explore cost saving measures. “Anything that saves money is a good idea for the town, we need to get together and get everybody’s ideas and see which way we’re going to go,” Glushko said.

Every community is different in terms of what will be done for someone in the event their mailbox is damaged by a town vehicle, Peru Deputy Supervisor Brandy McDonald said. Peru’s policy to reimburse for damaged property is uncommon compared to state and county policy, she said.

Referees Certification Clinics to be held in Plattsburgh PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Youth Bureau Schedules Youth Basketball Referee Certification Clinics. Basketball Program is in need of referees for its upcoming 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade programs which run from Jan. 7 through Feb. 25. As well as, the 7th/8th grade program, which runs from March 3 through March 24. General knowledge of the rules, playing experience, and experience working with children desired. The pay is $18 to $20 per game. Referees will be hired to officiate

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from page 1 dismiss educators that repeatedly receive poor evaluations. “It would not surprise me if funding gets tied to this,” Short said. About two years ago, Plattsburgh became part of a grant with five other schools in New York State. The district’s main focus was to review peer assistance, and while that plays a major roll in the piece under development, the district also had to incorporate new regulations adopted by the state under Race to the Top. Under the evaluation system created by Plattsburgh City School, 60 percent stems from direct observation. It is not a quick observation. “This new system highly involves the teacher and principal all year long,” Short said. “They have to build a whole file of artifacts.” Principals are required by state regulation to go through a training program and achieve certification to conduct the evaluations. “All of our principals and supervisors have gone through the program,” Short said. “We are the first group to be certified in northern New York.” Another 20 percent of the evaluation is a score the state gives the teacher based on students’ performance on standardized tests. “If they don’t perform well, that 20 percent will be lower,” Short said. The remaining 20 percent is based on internal measures of growth, also linked to student performance. But that is determined locally and is not based on standardized test scores. “We are just now developing that part of the system,” Short said. “We are developing our own, but schools can spend money on testing companies. We believe we will have a better product if we work on it. You can learn a lot by creating something.” Teachers in non-core subject areas that do not require standardized tests would be evaluated using multiple local measures for 40 percent of their score. Teachers who exhibit outstanding performance must still undergo reflections and set goals to enhance their work. Educators who are proven ineffective or developing, the two lowest terms, can be placed on a teacher-improvement plan. If a teacher has two consecutive years of poor performance, school districts can undertake an expedited 3020a hearing. “That is the legal process for their removal from teaching,” Short explained. “It doesn’t matter if it is their first year of teaching or 40th year.” Short stressed the process is new and the district will not hold evaluations against teachers the first year. “These are state regulations, and the only part to be negotiated is the process for appeal, say for a poor evaluation.” New York state is phasing in new evaluations, with core teachers in grades 4-8 falling under it this year and all educators the following year. Schools cannot ignore this, Short said. Along the same lines, Plattsburgh City School is developing a new process to evaluate principals. It will be very similar to teacher evaluations and involve student test scores. “We did a partnership with Saranac Central School for the principals’ part,” Short said. “With this project being collaborative in nature, it will be a much better product,” said Saranac Central School Superintendent Kenneth Cringle. “It concentrates on the performance of our building administrators, measuring their effectiveness and performance in a much more formal process. “Hopefully we will have a draft of this after the new year and start to pilot it early spring.” Plattsburgh’s teacher evaluation process is available for other districts to examine. Essentially, Short said, it boils down to a deeper look at the professional practice of teaching and educators being able to demonstrate student growth. “No one can argue, that is a great concept,” Short said.

Library cuts from page 1 about the deficit and the layoffs. They said they were given no notice. “We didn’t know about being $150,000 in the hole until we heard about it on WIRY,” said Librarian Colleen Pelletier. “No one could explain how. We were blindsided.” The library’s projected budget shortfall is $167,340, minus $17,000 in fund balance that can be applied to next year ’s budget. Pelletier said the board won’t talk to them about the budget. Library staff has ideas to save money, and while it may not add up to a lot, it could save at least one position. Other members of the community urged the public to take its case to the Common Council and demand more funding for the library. After the public-comment period, the board voted to eliminate four positions. “There is a limit to how far we can push City Council,” Brohinsky said. “They provide the majority of our operating budget.” He pointed out that services are being cut in all city departments. Everybody is hurting, he said, and funding sources are drying up. Brohinsky admitted he voted for something he did not want to do. “But I don’t have a choice.” That did little to appease people such as William Turcotte. He and his

The Plattsburgh Public Library, faced with a $150,000 shortfall, cut four positions despite public outcry. Photo by Stephen Bartlett

wife have been coming to the library since 1997. Their daughter looks forward to the summer reading program. Turcotte said people rely on the library for books, the Internet and to seek employment. “These cuts are awful.” Librarian Kelly Sexton wonders

how the library will continue to provide the level of service the public has come to expect. As for Barton, working for the library was a dream job. “We should have been given a heads-up,” she said. “I feel you did us a disservice.”

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By Stephen Bartlett MORRISONVILLE — A plan to replace a deteriorating bridge is moving ahead. New York State wants to replace a welltraveled bridge that carries people over the Saranac River and is located where the towns of Schuyler Falls and Plattsburgh meet. The Route 22B bridge in the hamlet of Morrisonville has eroded and the state would be forced to eventually close it if it is not replaced, engineers say. “It’s moving ahead,” said Michael Flick, New York State Department of Transportation. The state expects to spend roughly $9 million on the project. “We are at the point in the project where we are still examining some alternatives,” Flick said. Residents living nearby the bridge say the work is long overdue. “Stand by the bridge and watch the big trucks go by,” said Frank Davis, owner of Red Barn Auto, 1959 Route 22B. “You can hear the thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.” But Davis is worried about the toll construction will take on his business. “Hopefully they will get the bridge done, and I won’t lose my business,” he said. “It has to be done.” New York state must acquire private property to construct the new bridge, and some

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This bridge carries traffic over the Saranac River along Route 22B. New York state plans to replace it due to deterioration. (Inset picture) This cross, scratched into one of the bridge’s girders, represents an accident victim. Photo by Stephen Bartlett

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Children ask for basics for Christmas CHAMPLAIN — Joy Sarbou-Jubert couldn’t hold back the tears as she read the four little girls’ Christmas lists. Body wash, soap and shampoo; items not normally found on children’s wish lists. “It breaks my heart,” said the owner of Global Fitness and Martial Art Club, 253 State Route 11. “They are asking for basic, everyday needs.” For five years now, her business has sponsored a family provided to them through JCEO, an organization that helps low-income families in Clinton and Franklin counties. This has been the toughest year yet, and not just emotionally. Sarbou-Jubert needs help fulfilling the four girls’ Christmas lists and is reaching out to the community. “Everyone is having a tough time, and our

membership is down as well.” That’s why, Sarbou-Jubert is being generous as well. Anyone who comes in with a purchased item from the wish list of the girls ages 5 through 15 will receive a free month membership at her business. “Each year, our gym members are so generous when it comes to this stuff, and they help provide for the sponsor family,” she said. “You just hate not to be able to help get them what is on their list.” “I want to ensure these children have a good Christmas.” Plus, parents want to be able to provide for their children, she said. She figures getting the community involved is a win-win situation. “I am calling upon the community to help.” Sarbou-Jubert said she understands it is a tough economy and many people are faced with tough times. She also knows everyone wants to do the right thing, and that giving spirit often comes out a little more around the holidays. It is the right thing to do, said Sarbou-Jubert, who simply wants people to notice the angels on the mirror at her business that list a gift on each child’s wish list.

Global Fitness and Martial Art Club member Ralph Filion hands owner Joy Sarbou-Jubert a gift to help the family she is sponsoring f or Christmas this year. The local business is off ering a free month membership to those who donate to a Christmas wish program. Photo by Stephen Bartlett

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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. OPEN F AMILY SWIM NIGHT . Wellness Center, at PARC,295 New York Road. 7-9 p.m. $2 charge per person for all participants. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 562-6860.


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SCRABBLE GAME . Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102. JOB APPLICATION WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10-11 a.m. NFL Ticket Team P ride N ight.Uno Pizzeria, 578 State Highway 3. All day. INTRO TO SOCIAL NE TWORKING. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m. COMPUTER SKILLS WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 3-4 p.m.


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COVER LETTER WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. INTRO TO EXCEL II. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m. MICROSOFT A CCESS II INTRO . Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 3-4 p.m. FREE AUDIOBOOK TUTORIAL. Presentation on the free downloadable audiobook system, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 5:15 p.m. OPEN MIC/POETRY NIGHT. Rota Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 7:30 p.m. HOLIDAY BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. Geoffrey’s Pub, 5:30–7 p.m. $3 with a reservation and $4 without. 563-1000. SENIOR ZUMBA. Town Office building on Banker Road, 5-5:45p.m. $5 per night and class size is limited to 40 participants. ZUMBA. 6-7p.m. right at the Town of Plattsburgh Office building on Banker Road. $5, limited to 40 participants. 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.


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SOULFULL YOGA. Soulfull Sunday Yoga Rota Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 11:00 a.m. GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETS. ROTA Art Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 4 p.m. SOUND OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT. The Quintessential Sound of Christmas, St. Peter’s Church, 114 Cornelia Street. 7:30 p.m. HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE . Interfaith Food Shelf of Plattsburgh, 127 Beekman St.


SCRABBLE GAME . Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102. INTRO TO MICROSOFT WORD. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10 a.m.-noon. JOB APPLICATION WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m. EXCEL I INTRO. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 34 p.m.


TRIVIA NIGHT. Geoffrey's Pub, 5453 Peru St., 8 p.m. 5613091. INTRO TO MICROSOFT WORD II. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10 a.m.-noon. RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m. EXCEL II INTRO. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 34 p.m. MARTINI MADNESS.Uno Pizzeria, 578 State Highway 3. 4 p.m.


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


INTRO TO DIGITAL PROTOGRAPHY. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. FAMILY ICE SKATING.Plattsburgh Recreation Center, 52 U.S. Oval, 11a.m.-noon free event. COVER LETTER WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m. TYPING WORKSHOP. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 3-4 p.m. MARTINI MADNESS.Uno Pizzeria, 578 State Highway 3. 4 p.m. ARCHERY CLASSES. Gander Mountain from 6-7 p.m. For children ages 8-13 years-old.Pre-registration is required by calling the Recreation Department at 562-6860.


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December 10, 2011

Local sports teams start winter season in tournament, league play By Keith Lobdell

Lake Placid and Saranac Lake also picked up wins in their openers, with Kevin Morgan scoring 15 points for the Red Storm and Logan Stephenson scoring 24 for the Blue Bombers. PERU — While the Peru Indians opened the 2011-12 wrestling season with a 71-6 victory over the AuSable Valley Patriots Nov. 30, both teams came away from the event with a positive outlook. The Patriots scored wins in two of the six contested matches, with Matt Lamere wrestling at 160 scoring a 5-2 victory and Kodie Simpson at 170 winning 4-0. The Indians scored wins in the other four, with Josh Wright scoring a 15-0 tech fall at 152, Luke McKee scoring an opening minute pin at 220, Derrick Cumber scoring a first round pin at 285 and Max Marte getting a first round pin. Eight matches were awarded to the Indians by forfeit, and the 195-lbs. division was not contested due to both competitors failing to make weight. The Northern Adirondack Bobcats kept pace with the Indians in the early season, as they scored a 37-34 win over the Saranac Chiefs in their season opener. The Bobcats opened the match with four straight victories, as Jackson Sunderland scored a 10-4 victory at 152, Justin Kellett won by pin at 160, Matt Lashway scored a 92 decision and Garrett Giroux won by pin, giving the Bobcats a 18-0 lead. The Chiefs rallied to tie the match with three straight pins by Ben Perry at 195, Paul Herrera at 220 and Josh Ryan at 285. The Bobcats responded in the lower weight classes, as Austin Trombley scored a 10-0 major decision at 99 and Rusty Pombrio scored an 8-3 decision at 106. A following forfeit at 113 gave the Bobcats a 31-18 lead. The Chiefs won the next three matches but were only able to get one six-point pin by Trevor Goddeau at 126 while Codie Gillette scored a 7-0 decision at 120 and Austin LaTulip was able to get an escape for a 1-0 win at 132. The wins cut the lead to one point at 31-30. In the 138-lbs. match, Matt Carter clinched the victory for the Bobcats with a second period pin, giving the team a 37-30 lead. Mike Phillips won the final match with a decision at 145. Also in wrestling, the Bobcats used perfect 5-0 days from Austin Trombley, Justin Kellett and Garrett Gero to place third in the Ballston Spa Dual Meet Tournament with a record of 3-2. The Indians placed second at the Kingston Duals with a record of 9-1 over the two-day event with Jacob Goddeau, Noah Phillips and Troy Seymour all perfect in the 10 matches. In Saranac, Codie Gillette, Nate Wood, Ben Perry and Josh Ryan captured individual titles, but finished in third in the Saranac Early Bird tournament.

Boys hockey

The Lake Placid Blue Bombers won the Casey McHugh Memorial Tournament in Saranac Lake over the weekend, with Dillon Savage and Shane McNierney scoring two goals in the tournament, with Dustin Jacques tallying five assists and six points. Saranac Lake also finished 2-0, with Devin Darrah opening the season with four goals and five assists, while Matt Phelan scored two goals with four assists. The Northeastern Clinton Cougars defeated the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks, 3-1, while the Plattsburgh High Hornets skated to a 44 tie. Noah Phillips of Peru takes down his opponent in the season-opening match Nov. 30.

Girls basketball

The Westport Lady Eagles used an 18-12 fourth quarter and strong play late from allstate star Willa McKinley to beat the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions 48-44 in the championship game of the Alzheimer ’s Awareness Tournament at ELCS. McKinley was 8-for-9 from the free throw line and scored 17 of her 22 points in the second half to help lead the Eagles to their second win of the season and drop the Lions to 3-1. McKinley also finished with four steals and six rebounds. Allison Sherman added 16 points for the Eagles, while Karin Dorsey combined three points with six rebounds, Karlee McGee scores three points with two boards, Brendee Russell scored two points with three assists and six steals and Mallory Sudduth scored two points. Emily French added a rebound. For the Lions, newcomer Savanah Graves was the team’s third leading scorer in the first four games of the season, combining 11 points with six rebounds and four steals. Lily Whalen added 10 points with six rebounds and a pair of assists, steals and blocks. Kearsten Ashline scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds with two assists, while Shonna Brooks scored eight points, also with six rebounds and two assists. Jasmine Barnes added six points. Kylee Cassavaugh contributed with five assists and three steals, while Jen McGinn recorded five rebounds and three steals. In other girls basketball, the Tupper Lake Lady Lumberjacks swept the Saranac Lake Lady Red Storm in a home-and-home series last week. Katie Stuart averaged 15 points in the two wins for the Lumberjacks, with Carley Aldridge adding eight points in both games. Regan Keifer scored 23 points combined with Nicole Viscardo adding 18. The Peru Lady Indians split a pair of

Some like it hot A

ccording to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), global temperatures for the year of 2011, currently rank as the tenth highest since records were first established in 1850. Scientists, who believe global warming is responsible for the continuing drop in Arctic sea ice, watched as the ice pack reached its lowest recorded levels again this year. Climate change is happening, and it appears to be accelerating. Doubters should consider the facts. Until 2011 is retired to the history books, the top ‘Hottest Years on the Planet” occurred in 2010, 1998, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2009, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2001. Our wild weather is also getting windier. Six of the top ten wind records have been established since 1998. The last ten Spring seasons, spanning the years from 2002-2011 were among the windiest and driest 10-year period on record, capping a clear upward trend that began in the mid-1990s. While skeptics remains, it is obvious that the climate has changed. Anyone who spends time outdoors has come to recognize that the weather is getting both warmer, and wetter and windier.

Photo by Keith Lobdell

games in Glens Falls over the weekend, with Jessica Decker scoring 30 points over the two games and Mary Mazzella adding 19. The Willsboro Lady Warriors scored a 4035 win over the Seton Catholic Lady Knights, with Renee Marcotte scoring 13 points in the win and Kate Schofield scoring 16 for the Knights. The Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers also opened their season, dropping the opener as Haley Brandes scored nine points and Mackenzie Kemmerer added seven.

Girls hockey

Jess Huber opened the season with three goals and two assists while Kallie Villemaire and Bailey Waterbury each scored two goals in a pair of wins for the Beekmantown Lady Eagles. The Lake Placid Blue Bombers also opened their season with a win as Brooke Reid scored three goals and Kendra Manning had three assists.

Boys basketball

The Tupper Lake Lumberjacks have played often in the first week of the season, but have not been able to pick up a victory, going 0-4 in the early part of the season with Morgan Stevens leading the team with 36 points and Jordan Garrow adding 34. The Peru Indians captured the Alzheimer ’s Awareness Tournament in Moriah over the weekend, with Tim Remillard averaging 19.5 points in the event. The Westport Eagles finished 0-2 in the tournament, with Dominic Banish scoring 13 points in the two games. The Northeastern Clinton Cougars split a pair in their opening weekend, with Tom Bedard scoring 25 points over two games and Rob Armstrong adding 16. The Northern Adirondack Bobcats fell twice in the same tournament, with Colby Sayah scoring 30. The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions captured the Johnsburg tournament, with MVP Hunter Mowery averaging 22 points over the two games. Charlie Huttig added 30 points. The AuSable Valley Patriots split a pair in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament, while Brody Douglass scored 49 points in the two games, Shane Douglas added 18 and Connor Manning 16.

It stands to reason that water will evaporate more rapidly as temperatures continue to rise, and temperatures will increase. This increase in evaporation will result in greater and more frequent precipitation. Fortunately, the majority of our local precipitation came as snow last winter, but when it did rain; it came down in buckets. Eventually, last year ’s snowpack combined with the heavy spring rains to cause flooding that raised havoc from the High Peaks to Lake Champlain, and beyond. The spring floods of 2011 were responsible for establishing new records across the region for both lake and river levels. And while the spring floods were labeled as “100 year flood” events, heavy rains in the early fall of 2011, soon eclipsed them with a “500 year flood” event. Fortunately, the most recent floods were not compounded by a dense snowpack. The heavy rains were enough to cause severe damage, all alone.

Peru’s Tim Remillard goes up for a shot against Ti. Photo by Nancy frasier

Despite the effects of climate change, the Adirondack region has managed to retain enough snow cover to permit the continuation of most winter sports. Unfortunately, the duration the winter season continues to be condensed, with less snow during the hunting and an abbreviated ice fishing season. After reviewing articles that I've written at the completition of the Big Game Hunting Season, since 2000, the anecdotal evidence of climate change is painfully obvious. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman r esiding in Ray Brook. Contact him at

See more sports, including recaps of games and photogalleries, at

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Deaths William A. Neyer

Thomas C. Bushey

SCHUYLER FALLS —William A. Neyer, 75, of the Pocket Hill Road, Schuyler Falls, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at the CVPH Medical Center. A funeral service was held Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Schuyler Falls Cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home in Peru. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of William Neyer visit

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Sherman J. Martin PEASLEEVILLE—Sherman J. Martin, 72, of the Guide Board Road, Schuyler Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at his home. A Mass and Christian burial were celebrated Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church in AuSable Forks. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Peru. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Sherman Martin visit


Obituaries PLATTSBURGH — Thomas C. Bushey, 87, of Eddie Drive in Plattsburgh, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. He was born in Plattsburgh on Nov. 15, 1924, the son of the late Chester and Catherine (Martineau) Bushey. Thomas served as a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was employed by the Carpenters & Joiners Union Local 1042 for many years until his retirement. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 1466 in Beekmantown and was a Past Commander and was a member of St. Peter ’s Church. He was also a founding member of the Wallace Hill Fire Department. Thomas enjoyed fishing, gardening and his cats. He is survived by his siblings and their spouses; Marion Lytle of Syracuse, Delores Rivers of Plattsburgh, Malcolm Bushey and his companion Rebecca Drollette of Beekmantown, Roxie and Leo Deyo of Beekmantown, Joseph and Linda Bushey of West Chazy, Donna and Jerry Nephew of Beekmantown, Judy Raml and her companion Jim

Williams of Aurora, Co., Catherine Bushey-Calley of West Chazy, his brothers in law; Paul Ghenoiu, Sr. of Beekmantown, Tony Cerullo of Burlington, Ma., Jack Gleason of Niagara Falls, and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Florence, his sisters Margaret LaFountain, Muriel Gleason, Gertrude Fletcher, Shirley Cerullo, Eleanor Ghenoiu and a brother, Wilfred Bushey passed away earlier. Calling hours were held on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial were celebrated on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at St. Peter ’s Church followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were made by Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

WILSON —a girl, Clara Rose, was born to Kathryn and Justin Wilson, Nov. 23, 2011, at CVPH Medical Center. DESLAURIERS — a girl, Piper Denise, was born to Lori and Joseph Deslauriers, Nov. 23, at CVPH Medical Center. COOK—a girl, Lillien Grace, was born to Brianne and Jennifer Cook, Nov. 24, 2011, at CVPH Medical Center. DROMGOOLE—a boy, Ethan Blaine, was born to Bridget Reil and Eric Dromgoole, Nov. 23, 2011, at CVPH Medical Center. MORGAN—a boy, Logan Alan, was born to Amanda Ahrent and James Morgan, Nov. 27, 2011, at CVPH Medical Center. POYNTER—a boy, Rhylan James, was born to Selina and Arthur Poynter, Nov. 26, 2011, at CVPH Medical Center.

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This Month in History - DECEMBER 10th - Wyoming, a territory of the U.S., allowed women to vote and hold office (1869). 15th - Sioux Chief Sitting Bull was killed by Indian police.(1890) 16th - Boston residents protesting British taxation threw tea overboard on a British ship . The Boston Tea Party was the beginning of the American fight for independence.


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