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PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh City School officials want to avoid the sway of narrow interests this budget season. The school district will instead establish a committee of concerned stakeholders to help guide the budget process. “We are looking to do things differently,” said Superintendent James “Jake” Short. Indeed, this spending plan could be one of the district’s most difficult yet, with dwindling state aid, a 2 percent tax cap and soaring costs, programmatic and staff cuts will again be a reality. “I think for all schools for the past three years it has been difficult,” Short said. “When we have made all those reductions already and then another year of low state aid and recognized taxpayer stress, there is really no choice but to be a difficult year.”

For example, three years ago the district reduced the budget by $608,000, the following year $1.5 million and last year $1.7 million. What was reduced three years ago remains out of the picture. “The first time you do reductions, that is the low-hanging fruit, and then it gets harder and harder,” Short said. He’s not expecting a significant increase in state aid, which will remain behind 2008 levels, and federal stimulus funds have dried up, but there remains the reality of increases in areas such as energy, health insurance, pension contributions and more. “Those things that are beyond one’s control keep going through the roof,” Short said. “And people need to recognize that while we were doing those reductions we had extra federal money.” Then there is the 2 percent tax cap, a structural barrier to raising taxes that is de-


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Local video stores going under the wake of corporate giants Redbox and Netflix. Even earlier threats such as Blockbuster cannot seem to keep up with the widespread appeal of instant access and often times significantly cheaper prices. In May 2010, it was announced that Movie Gallery, owner of movie rental chains Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video, would be closing its remaining stores and as increasing numbers of consumers opt to get movies through the mail, high-speed Internet connections and vending machines. Video rental giant Blockbuster has experienced significant revenue losses over the past few years, filed for Bankruptcy in 2010 and in 2011 was won by Dish Network at an auction. Dish Network has downsized Blockbuster, but stores continue to Becky Leonard works behind the counter at her business, Under One Roof Video in Plattsburgh. She has had close, largely due to Netflix, which offers a streaming deto adapt to stay afloat with competition from corporations such as Netflix and Redbox. Photo by Stephen Bartlett vice that eliminates even a walk to the mailbox. Netflix has more than 23 million subscribers and offers monthly subscription plans below $8 for online movies and $16 for online movies plus mail-order rentals. Redbox has more than 33,000 kiosks in over 27,800 locations. Both companies benefit from not having to lease thousands of retail locations. stephen@denpubs.com As a result of corporations such as Netflix and Redbox, economists predicted the video-rental industry would drop PLATTSBURGH — A senior in high school and honors student already accepted into college, Becky Leonard would nearly $20 million in revenue in 2011. The reality of that prediction can be read in media reports skip classes, rush home and watch old movies on PBS. across the country, such as in Rhode Island, where one of “I loved them,” she said. “They were my escape.” Today, Leonard runs Under One Roof Video, 267 Margaret the state's last remaining video stores shut its doors this St., the last video-rental store in the city of Plattsburgh and year due to losing customers to Redbox and Netflix. A check of the Yellow Pages reveals less than a handful of part of a dying breed as such businesses shut their doors at video rental stores in Clinton County. a rapid rate across the country. Leonard was managing the computer science department “I have adapted a lot and buy and sell used items out of my store,” said Leonard of one of the many tactics she has at CVPH Medical Center when she purchased a video-rental business, opening doors in West Chazy. She was there 10 employed to keep Under One Roof ’s doors open. The video store, a Friday-night family stopping spot and years, during that time opening a second store in Mormeeting place of film buffs, is steadily being washed out in risonville.

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stephen@denpubs.com PLATTSBURGH — Sally Zoss doesn’t make New Year resolutions. “I gave up all my vices,” said the Plattsburgh woman. She quit smoking four years ago. “You have to want to do it,” Zoss said. “But I knew if I didn’t give it up I wouldn’t see my grandkids grow up.” Since then, the resolutions have stopped. She thinks she’s a fairly good person and appreciates the person she has become at this point in her life. “I take care of my grandkids.” Karen St. John’s New Year resolution is to finish college. The Plattsburgh woman studies criminal justice at Clinton Community College and wants to pursue a graduate degree in forensics science.

“I took it in high school.” So for now, any resolution is focused on completing her college career. “I didn’t make any resolutions last year,” St. John said. “I usually don’t follow through.” New Year resolutions are commitments that an individual makes to one or more personal goals, projects or reforming a habit. The secular tradition in fact has religious parallels, such as during Judaism’s New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and culminating in Yom Kippur. The idea is to reflect upon wrongdoings over the year and seek and offer forgiveness. The period of Lent for Christians is similar, though the focus is more on sacrifice than responsibility. Ultimately though, the main theme is to reflect upon selfimprovement yearly. Nearly 80 percent of those who set New Year resolutions fail, according to a 2007 study by Richard Wisemen from the university of Bristol. Men achieve their goal 22 percent more often when they engage in goal setting, while women succeed 10 percent more by making their goals public. Autumn Angel, a Saranac High School student, hasn’t giv-

I am going to lose weight this year and reduce stress. I want to get organized too.

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en too much thought to New Year resolutions. “I don’t usually make them,” she said. “I just randomly do it if I want to do something.” Laura Carmichael consistently makes them but doesn’t follow through very well. “I am going to lose weight this year, and reduce stress,” she said. “I want to get organized too.” But the longest she seems to follow through is a month, and after that all goes downhill. “I think you need to write them down so you see them all the time.” Lacy Niles wants to complete graduate school at Plattsburgh State and find a job in speech language pathology. Her sister, Amanda, has one resolution. “To write my lesson plans on time.”

Adirondack Health Institute To Get Special Medicaid Funding PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Health Institute (AHI), a partnership of Hudson Headwaters Health Network, Adirondack Medical Center (a member of Adirondack Health) and CVPH Medical Center, has been chosen to be among the first health care organizations in New York State to provide enhanced care to Medicaid enrollees with chronic conditions. Under the new program, known as Medicaid Health Homes, selected health care providers will receive additional state funding to provide intensive case management and service coordination for local Medicaid enrollees who have complex, high-cost chronic conditions. Phase one of the Health Homes program, which begins in January, includes 21 care providers in 10 of New York State’s 62 counties: Bronx, Clinton, Kings (Brooklyn), Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Nassau, Schenectady, Warren, Washington. The program will be brought to the remaining counties over the next six months. “Just like the Adirondack Medical Home Pilot, the Health Homes program focuses on improving care coordination to hold down costs and keep patients healthier,” said Cathy Homkey, CEO of the Adirondack Health Institute, which oversees the Adirondack pilot. “The Health Homes program takes this approach to the next level by linking health care to other community and social support programs.” Additional Medicaid payments for the new program will

For futher information More information on the Health Home program is available on the New York State Department of Health website: http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/medicaid_health_homes/ vary based on patient needs and the services provided. “We expect the program to bring significant additional revenue to primary care providers throughout the Adirondacks,” Homkey said. The New York State Department of Health describes a Health Home as a care management service model whereby an individual’s caregivers communicate with one another to comprehensively address patient needs. This is done primarily through a “care manager” who oversees and provides access to services to help patients stay healthy, out of the emergency room and out of the hospital. Health records are shared (either electronically or via paper) among providers so that services are not duplicated or neglected. The Health Home services are provided through a network of organizations – providers, health plans and community-based organizations.

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or our New Year ’s Eve edition, we’d rather focus less on the term “resolution” and more on the term “hope” when looking ahead to 2012. First of all, we hope politicians can work together more to accomplish the greater good, not just in this area but throughout the country. This statement probably caused you to do a spit-take with your hot chocolate or beverage of choice, but hear us out. In Essex County, the supervisors did just that, approving a budget that was rich in compromise. At the end of the process, each of the 18 town administrators came away with something that they liked about the budget, but also came away from the table frustrated. A lot of times, their frustration came from different sides of the same coin. Some were frustrated the tax levy increase did not meet the state’s 2 percent cap, and others were upset the levy was too low. Some were upset that 10 positions had to be cut right after the holidays, and others were upset there were not more layoffs. There were no temporary Band-Aid fixes until the political winds shift. It was compromise. Congressman Bill Owens recently said he feels 2012 is going to be a terrible year in Washington, D.C. and nothing will get done because it is an election year with both sides of the aisle looking to blame each other. We all know that is the truth. But are we just going to take it? If that truly is the motivation of our politicians, then the message needs to be sent that we want someone in office who is looking out for us, not their personal party interests. With the upcoming election, we also hope that people will go to the polls and make an informed decision. Don’t just roll with the “what’s happening right now” mentality and look at candidates for local, state and federal positions, including president, as a whole. Each candidate will have pros and cons. What the informed voter does is weigh

those options in total and then decide who they feel best represents their interests in government. It seems that people want to have an “American Idol” conclusion to the presidential race, bringing a candidate up just to find out how fast they can chop them down. It has been done with each of the front-runners in the Republican Party (obviously not on the Democratic side because they have the incumbent, but it would be if the field were open). When a candidate is shown to have weakness, it is almost as if that candidate has been “voted off” as a presidential hopeful. The sound bite has become more important than the platform, and that should not be the case. Our next hope is for a safe and happy year ahead. While 2011 had many shining moments, it was also a year when the region saw massive spring flooding, only to be followed by a tropical storm that battered the region and left many properties and lives damaged. Some, including Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randall “Randy” Douglas, are concerned that a new year could bring more problems, and we hope that is not the case. Our final hope is that the steps taken by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council and the state will start to turn the economy around. For a region that does not have a lot of trust in the name, the honeymoon period between it and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appeared to extend throughout his first year in office. Cuomo has shown a concern for all parts of the state and has built trust with North Country delegates, which is something we hope will continue into the next year. Happy New Year.

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ell it’s that time efforts. of year when we During 2011 we laid the reflect on the acfoundation to our Digital complishments of the past Main Street, which combined year and set our goals for the 28 web sites from the North coming New Year. As a free Country region across to Vercommunity newspaper pubmont, south to the Capital lishing organization the District and west to Central economy still casts a large New York. In 2012 we’ll be shadow over all we do. Over inviting other independent the last few years as many publishes to join our netDan Alexander newspaper organizations unwork combining their local Thoughts from dergo changes as a result of efforts to provide digital Behind the Pressline the weak economy, we’ve reuser a common navigation ceived more and more reader design as they search for and advertiser encouragement to step up news and information from area to area. our news coverage in both the quality and Each entity will have its own URL and inquantity of our reporting. Distributing to dividual identity, but will use a common over 66,000 homes each week in the North design and be clustered together, much like Country region, combined we are the a downtown or mall shopping experience. largest print product covering the region. Community news, features and events will We feel confident that while we’ve taken create the critical mass needed to attract steps in the right direction, we still have viewers from around the globe. much to accomplish. Our ability to do so is We see the creation of the Digital Main in direct relationship to the support we reStreet in the same manner in which we proceive from the community. Our tri-pod vide printing and delivery services for business model is a simple one to undermany independent publishers. By assisting stand; Denton Publications provides the lothese independent companies we’ve been cal news and free distribution to the readable to expand our press line from 5 printers, local businesses support our efforts ing units with one output in the late 1980’s with paid advertising, and the local readto 17 printing units with the capability of ers support those local businesses by purproducing two products simultaneously. chasing their products and services. By usBy pooling our resources we can offer serving that simple formula we all win and can ices not generally available to small comavoid charging readers to receive the news panies. we provide. The more support our adverWhile digital and mobile growth trends tisers realize from their support of our continue to grow, we recognize there is still newspapers, the more extensive our news much value in the printed product. Next reporting can be. month we’ll be increasing our inserting caOur overall sales were up in 2011 thanks pabilities with the installation of our secin big part to the production of the Lake ond inserting machine, further advancing Champlain Bridge Commemorative Bookour production capabilities with an eight let. But unfortunately our cost increases into one product, complete with inkjet adcontinued to outpace income growth for dressing capabilities to compliment our the third year in a row with the usual culfive into one current production unit. prits at the root of the increases: personnel This week we’ll be rolling out a new related costs, paper, printing plates and electronic tear sheet program. Advertisers postage. Despite the urge to trim expenses, who currently wait for month’s end to rewe believe strongly that this is not the time ceive a mailing of the individual newspato cut cost but instead to invest in our fuper pages that their ads appeared on will ture. We continue to look for ways to build now receive those tear sheet pages electhe staff, improve their benefits and invest tronically every week immediately upon in the technology and equipment that will publication. Advertising customers will allow us to grow and run an efficient pubnow have complete access to every ad they lishing company. Coasting nor putting our run from this point forward, all completely head in the sand are options we will not searchable and free of any additional consider. This economy requires our best See ALEXANDER, page 6


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Sticks and Stones may break your bones, but words... S student lounge talking ticks and stones about their weekend may break my Do we care that we are plans mention a get tobones but words hurting, at times, society’s gether someone is havwill never hurt me. In fact, words hurt peomost vulnerable individuals? ing. One member of the group rolls her eyes and ple on a daily basis, says, “That’s so gay.” sometimes in horrific They laugh and decide ways according to news they would never attend. reports of suicides across the country instiMeanwhile, a lone teen, known to be gay, gated by verbal harassment. sits on the couch in tears. My New Year resolution is to better obThe teens may not have been attacking serve my language. someone who is gay purposefully, but their Language is powerful, and as a weapon language literally equated what they did — intentional or unintentional — it is capanot like or found weird about the get toble of extensive damage, though at times gether to being gay. The term, while it has the more subtle even casual ways some other definitions, is most commonly used members of society toss words around to describe homosexuals. have lasting impact on people. In fact, it is The word gay itself is controversial, but our weakest, smallest in number and most disagreeing with same-sex relationships vulnerable members of society that often doesn’t give one a license to verbally attack come under the constant barrage of hurtful such individuals. In fact, I would implore language. you to recognize the difference between A group of teenagers hanging around the

disagreeing with homosexuality and being cruel toward the group or act you disagree with. In another instance, two male colleagues are sitting down at a bar after work, gossiping about a third man no one wants to speak with at lunch. One man says, “If he didn’t act like such a retard, maybe people would like him.” Sitting nearby was a woman who lost her son to a respiratory condition. The young man was also mentally retarded. Again, the two men use the word “retard” and thus equate an entire group of individuals to what they find distasteful in the individual they are speaking about. Yes, these are extreme scenarios, but they illustrate the casual way in which people toss around language without considering the literal definition of what they are saying and the people impacted by their choice of words. Words are powerful. They can sting.

Are we too lazy to choose other words to describe what is bothering us? Do we care that we are hurting, at times, society’s most Stephen Bartlett vulnerable From the Editor’s Desk individuals? If you use such terms it may not mean you are purposefully cruel. But if the result is the pain of another, do intentions really matter? Throughout the new year, let’s try and be considerate of all people and think before we speak. Stephen Bartlett is editor of the North Countryman and The Burgh. He may be reached at stephen@denpubs.com

Letters to the Editor cartoon at his party’s folly whether it is the debates or “Super Committees!” Gary P. Guido Ticonderoga

Disagrees with letter To the Burgh: After reading the letter from Essex County Republican Committee Chairman Ron Jackson complaining about the cartoon titled “Republican Science,” I couldn’t help but laugh to myself! Mr. Jackson thinks the cartoon was in poor taste and that the publication favors Democrats on the state and national scene! I have news for him, what is in poor taste is the way Republicans have treated the American people by their inaction to care for the needs of the middle class! First we have the Republican controlled Congress failing to vote on our debt limit and appointing a “Super Committee.” This committee was made up of hand picked politicians who stated from the start that they would not under any circumstances change their positions! It was doomed from the start! This was a good example of “Republican Science!” It was due to the “Pledge of Allegiance” given to Grover Norquist by the Republican Party! Never mind the pledge to our flag and to the people of the United States! Mr. Jackson in his letter complained about the state’s 2 percent property tax cap and how it limits the North Country’s ability to pay better salaries to those in high positions! I take this to mean he would like to see higher property taxes on those who live in the North Country while his party refuses to raise taxes on the wealthiest! Having it both ways is another example of “Republican Science” and it gets worse! Calling the cartoon a “cheap shot” attempt at humor was at the very least ludicrous! What was a “cheap shot” was the chiding of the publisher by saying “I know you are a registered Republican” and asking if he would be interested in taking on a supervisor ’s job! As an avid reader of the Times of Ti and other North Country papers, I feel the publisher has been as non-partisan as one could be! There are times when I don’t agree with what I see published but thousands of Americans died so we could have a free press! Mr. Jackson should aim his anger over the

To the Burgh: Miracles…. I don’t think people believe in miracles nowadays. They think miracles are something they heard about in stories of long ago. In our world today, we’re all so busy and the news is mostly negative that we don’t realize the miracles that take place everyday. I think of the infamous picture of Gen. George Washington kneeling by his horse in prayer before he led his troops into battle and I remember praying for the men of Apollo 13. The odds of both of these instances having a positive outcome could only have been miraculous. So many people were involved in these miracles (soldiers or engineers and the people who prayed for them). So I want to tell you of a miracle that happened only two months ago in our very little part of the world that so many of you were a part of... Our son was in a terrible tree accident in Hague. He was 30 feet up a tree and it crushed his abdomen. He had to climb down the tree and his dad rushed him to Moses Ludington emergency room in Ti. The ER staff knew he needed emergency care and contacted Fletcher Allen. They tried to airlift him but the weather was an issue. They were able to get the Lamoille ambulance and, even having to take the ferry, made it to Fletcher Allen in record time. The staff was waiting for their arrival and rushed him into the OR where they stabilized him and kept him alive. After they moved him to the ICU we were told that the first 48 hours could go either way. The doctors were amazed that he was still alive. As the word spread so many of you started praying and asking God to bless him…even people who did not know him personally.

Alexander from page 4 charges. We see the new year of 2012 as one full of opportunity and continued growth for our small company. We anticipate further staff enhancements and growth in our ability to serve the economic health of our region. With the recent announcement of the $103 million award given by the state to the North Country Regional Economic Development Council combined with reopening of the Lake Champlain Bridge, we see our area’s opportunity to regain its economic footing as bright as it has been in recent years. Much work still remains but our goal at Denton Publications will be as supporter, driver and cheerleader. They are roles we’ve worked hard to maintain over the past 64 year but they remain as important today as they were back 1948 when our founder William Denton and his son Bill Denton saw a vision for the area and felt they could help. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming in 2012 and we hope you’ll find the opportunities in it as prosperous and as exciting as we anticipate they will be. Happy New Year from our families to your family. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. Reach him at dan@denpubs.com.

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Calendar covers Champlain history and cemeteries By Stephen Bartlett

stephen@denpubs.com CHAMPLAIN — David Patrick has covered Champlain’s history for some time. His latest calendar dives into the depths of the area’s cemeteries. “This year’s calendar has 13 large format photographs that were taken in Champlain village, Rouses Point, Coopersville and Perrys Mills,” said Patrick. The cover photo shows the circa 1909 railroad depot in the village of Champlain. “I give a short history of the railroad,” he said. “Each photo has a good description.” For the essay, Patrick wrote about the lost burying yards. “There is a lot of history related to these as they contain the remains of Champlain town’s earliest inhabitants,” he said. Early cemeteries include the Hayford, Shute, A.S. Thurber in Rouses Point, Waters and ones in Perrys Mills. Most were family cemeteries on farms. “Pliny Moore and Ezra Thurber also gave land to Champlain and Rouses Point villages, and these small cemeteries were used for about 60 years,” Patrick said. “St. Joseph’s cemetery is the oldest catholic cemetery in town.” In 1858 and 1859, he explained, Maple Hill and Glenwood Cemetery Associations were established and eventually the family cemeteries were dug up and the remains moved. “But I found that not everyone was moved and many of the these family cemeteries still have people buried here,” Patrick said. “I think it is important for people to know where these old cemeteries are.”

Plattsburgh Library from page 1 dwindling state aid, a 2-percent tax cap and soaring costs, programmatic and staff cuts will again be a reality,” Short said. “I think for all schools for the past three years it has been difficult,” Short said. “When we have made all those reductions already and then another year of low state aid and recognized taxpayer stress, there is really no choice but to be a difficult year.” For example, three years ago the district reduced the budget by $608,000, the following year $1.5 million and last year $1.7 million. What was reduced three years ago remains out of the picture. “The first time you do reductions that is

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Some are in fields, others behind houses. The exact location of many have been lost over the past 150 years. One of Patrick’s most significant discoveries was the Refugee Burying Ground, also known as the Catholic Cemetery or Ashline Cemetery. It was known to a few people in town, though its significance seemed a mystery. “This was on the farm of Jacques Rouse, who Rouses Point is named after,” Patrick said. “He died in 1820.”

the low-hanging fruit, and then it gets harder and harder,” Short said. He’s not expecting a significant increase in state aid, which will remain behind 2008 levels, and federal stimulus funds have dried up, but there remains the reality of increases in areas such as energy, health insurance and pension contributions. “Those things that are beyond one’s control keep going through the roof,” Short said. “And people need to recognize that while we were doing those reductions we had extra federal money.” Then there is the 2-percent tax cap, a structural barrier to raising taxes that is determined by a specific formula and which can be overridden by a 60-percent super majority of the school board. School districts further cannot keep relying on fund balance, if any remains.

Rouse is buried there with his wives and young children. Many of the earliest French refugees are buried there too. “Human remains have been found in this field in the past,” Patrick said. “No one knows the original size of the cemetery or where people are buried as the earliest graves probably had wooden crosses placed here. “In the mid to late 1800s, gravestones were placed here, but they were all knocked down in the 1930s.” Today, they lay covered in sod. Last year, Patrick drove around town and used the McLellan Cemetery Transcriptions to find many of the smaller plots. Some were taken care of, but others were abandoned, with stones buried and broken. Patrick’s relative, Hugh McLellan, transcribed more than 8,000 stones in his lifetime during the 1930s and 1950s. Over the past 80 years, the conditions of the cemeteries has worsened and transcriptions are the only way to know who is buried where. “I also list the soldiers that served in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War and where they are buried,” Patrick said. “This is important to know when we give tribute to these soldiers who fought 200 years ago.”

To Purchase a Calendar Champlain: Kinney Drugs (Route 11), the Village of Champlain office, the Town of Champlain office, the Champlain Memorial Library, Chauvin Insurance,Samuel de Champlain History Center Rouses Point: Cornerstone Drug and Gift (Route 11) Beekmantown: Conroyʼs Organics (Route 9) Plattsburgh: Corner-Stone Bookshop (downtown on Margaret Street), Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA)

“We have been using it for three years,” Short said. “I think it means schools face a difficult budget year once again.” “I don’t see any possible way schools can avoid layoffs and programmatic cuts.” But this year will be different than the last three, he said. “The difference is we have less and less choice. If we tried to hold on to and preserve programs over the last three years, it gets more difficult to avoid taking things away people feel are near and dear.” That is why the school board is interested in changing the conversation with the community and getting away from examining a list of possible reductions. That doesn’t provide the board with the pulse of the community, but instead is steered by which group brought in the most people to advocate for a particular program.

Toward the end of January, possibly the beginning of February, the board will host a community forum and ask for representation from students, parents, business, retirees, civic groups and more. Members must be city residents and will be asked to come in and tell school officials what they value in education and what they would like to see Plattsburgh City School represent. “We want it to be a think tank,” Short said. “The school board wants to be listening to the community first and then do the hard position they were elected to do of making decisions about the school.” “At the end of the day, the public school is to represent the community it serves, and that input is what the board wants to use to make its decisions.”

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Kindergarten outpacing money and room By Stephen Bartlett

stephen@denpubs.com PLATTSBURGH — Elementary enrollment at Plattsburgh City School is on the rise. More young people with children are moving into the area. That poses difficulties for Plattsburgh City School though, faced with little space and budgetary limitations. Still, Superintendent James “Jake” Short said it's good news. “I think that is great.” The district's 2011 School Enrollment and Projections Report indicates kindergarten enrollment is expected to rise from 150 to 186 students in 2012-13. The numbers are based on birth rates in the city of Plattsburgh. “Enrollment affects us,” Short said. “Anything that occurs with a tight budget affects us.” The district would have to add another kindergarten class. “You are not going to have a kindergarten class of 38,” Short said. “Nobody in their right mind would do that.” That new problem challenges the district financially, he said, especially when school

officials expect to make programatic and staffing cuts this budget season. It also challenges the facilities. “We could run out of space,” Short said. “At Momot we know we are out of space. All of that matters.” If the trend holds true over the next few years, it could mean adding grades elsewhere each year. In fact, K-5 enrollment is currently at 852 students. Next year it is expected to increase to 917, the following year 968 and by 2014, 1018 students. “These numbers also start refilling into the middle school and high school,” Short said. Another report for total population trend shows K-12 jumping from 1866 to 2131 by 2016. “Most of that is in the elementary school,” Short said. The enrollment projections are supported by a 2009 study from Plattsburgh State's former Technical Assistance Center, which indicated a growing population of young people with children entering the area. “That data from 2009, still today in 2011 is absolutely steady and holding true,” Short said. “So when we look back at old data and use the same science to predict ourselves for-

Momot Elementary School (shown above) does not have the capacity for kindergarten enrollment surges. Photo by Stephen Bartlett

ward, it is on pretty good grounds.” He said the district will need to face the enrollment surge, though affording it may be a struggle, especially with inadequate

state aid and a tax cap. Short wondered, “With the tax cap, how do you take into account population growth?”

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Sunday.Jan.15. ELKS LODGE BREAKFAST. Elks Lodge #621, 56 Cumberland Ave. Adults, $8; under 12, $4. 9 a.m.-noon. 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. BOWLING ALL AREAS PROGRAM. North Bowl Lanes, 28 N Bowl Ln, 8:30 a.m. townofplattsburghrecreation.com or 562-6860.

Monday.Jan.16.

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

Tuesday.Jan.17.

PLATTSBURGH SUNRISE ROTARY. American Legion Post 20, 162 Quarry Rd. 7:30 a.m. 3 MILE CLUB.Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 5787123. MARTINI MADNESS.Uno Pizzeria, 578 State Highway 3. 4 p.m. TWO FOR ONE TUESDAY. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Wednesday.Jan.18.

OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. S.I.N. WEDNESDAY. Therapy Nightclub and Sports Lounge, 14 Margaret St. 6 p.m.-close.

Thursday.Jan.19.

Santa Claus took his turn raising money at the Salvation Army kettle at Walmart this holilday season. Photo by Stephen Bartlett

Friday.Dec.30. INTRO TO MICROSOFT ACCESS III. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. INTRO TO SKYPE. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 1-2 p.m. INTRO TO POWER POINT II. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 3-4 p.m. OPEN FAMILY SWIM NIGHT. Wellness Center, at PARC,295 New York Road. 79 p.m. $2 charge per person for all participants. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 562-6860. CONSIDER THE SOURCE PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Saturday. Dec.31.

NEW YEAR’S EVE OBSERVED. EAT SLEEP FUNK PERFORMS. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 5632222. MERON’S NEW YEARS BASH. Meron's Restaurant, Corner Beekman at Bailey. 561-9825. ROSS MAFIA PERFORMS AT NEW YEARS EVE BALL. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200. NORTH COUNTRY SQUARES MEET. Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Rd. 7 p.m. 561-7167 or 492-2057.

Sunday.Jan.1

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. AFTER GLOW PARTY.American Legion Post 912, Rouses Point, 29 Pratt St. noon-4 p.m. $10 for buffet.

Monday.Jan.2.

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

Tuesday.Jan.3.

PLATTSBURGH SUNRISE ROTARY. American Legion Post 20, 162 Quarry Rd. 7:30 a.m. 3 MILE CLUB.Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 5787123. MARTINI MADNESS.Uno Pizzeria, 578 State Highway 3. 4 p.m. TWO FOR ONE TUESDAY. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Wednesday.Jan.4.

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETS. North Eastern New York Astronomical Society, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. 6 p.m. OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. ADIRONDACK JAZZ ORCHESTRA. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 3242200. S.I.N. WEDNESDAY. Therapy Nightclub and Sports Lounge, 14 Margaret St. 6 p.m.-close.

Thursday.Jan.5.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Count, 194 US Oval. 10-11:30 a.m. GARY PEACOCK TUNES AND TRIVIA. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. OPEN MIC/POETRY NIGHT. Rota Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 7:30 p.m. KARAOKE. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 9 p.m. 324-2200. 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.

Friday.Jan.6.

OPEN FAMILY 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. "Hiking Hut to Hut in Norway". Old Clinton County Courthouse corner Margaret and Court streets. 7 p.m.

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

Saturday.Jan.7.

North Country Squares. Clinton County Fair Grounds, 84 Fair Grounds Rd, 710 p.m. 4 DOWN PERFORMS. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200.

Saturday.Jan.8.

ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES. St. Joseph's Church Parish Hall, Treadwell Mills, Adults, $6; 6-12 years, $3; 5 and under, no charge. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wallace Hill Station PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Wallace Hill Station, Adults, $6; ages 5 to 12 and seniors, $5. 8-11 a.m. BRIDAL EXPO. West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, To benefit Make-AWish Foundation. Runway fashions,1:30. Tickets: $8 at Laura's Bridal, or at the door, $10. 11 a.m. 563-8897 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. BOWLING ALL AREAS PROGRAM. North Bowl Lanes, 28 N Bowl Ln, 8:30 a.m. townofplattsburghrecreation.com or 562-6860.

Monday.Jan.9.

Understanding Your Grief Support Group. Sponsored by High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, First Presbyterian Church 57 Church St. 3-4:30 p.m. SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

Tuesday.Jan.10.

PLATTSBURGH SUNRISE ROTARY. American Legion Post 20, 162 Quarry Rd. 7:30 a.m. PARENTS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Count, 194 US Oval. 5-6:30 p.m. MARTINI MADNESS.Uno Pizzeria, 578 State Highway 3. 4 p.m. TRIVIA NIGHT. Geoffrey's Pub, 5453 Peru St., 8 p.m. 561-3091. 3 MILE CLUB.Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Old Route 191, 6 p.m. $3. 5787123. TWO FOR ONE TUESDAY. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Wednesday.Jan.11.

INFORMATIONAL NIGHT. Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Open House. Regional Higher Education Center, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury. 56:30 p.m. 792-5425. OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. S.I.N. WEDNESDAY. Therapy Nightclub and Sports Lounge, 14 Margaret St. 6 p.m.-close. IMPROV COMEDY PERFORMANCE. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 3242200.

Thursday.Jan.12.

GARY PEACOCK TUNES AND TRIVIA. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. OPEN MIC/POETRY NIGHT. Rota Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 7:30 p.m. 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. KARAOKE WITH BEN AND JOHN. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 9 p.m. 324-2200.

Friday.Jan.13.

OPEN FAMILY 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.

Saturday.Jan.14.

North Country Squares. Clinton County Fair Grounds, 84 Fair Grounds Rd, 710 p.m. 4 DOWN PERFORMS. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200.

New Year “Ring in the o m e e t 3D TV Giveaway at a p l a c e t New” (must be present to win) old friends &

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CONCERT. Stafford Middle School, 15 Broad St. 7 p.m. GARY PEACOCK TUNES AND TRIVIA. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. OPEN MIC/POETRY NIGHT. Rota Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 7:30 p.m. SENIOR ZUMBA. Town Office building on Banker Road, 5-5:45p.m. $5 per night and class size is limited to 40 participants. BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. Cumberland 12 Theater, 18 North Bowl Ln.. 5:30 7 p.m. $3, 563-1000. ZUMBA. 6-7p.m. right at the Town of Plattsburgh Office building on Banker Road. $5, limited to 40 participants. CAFE JAZZ CONCERT. Stafford Middle School concert, 15 Broad St, 7:30 p.m.

Friday.Jan.20.

OPEN FAMILY 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. GLENGARRY BOYS AND METRO FACTOR PERFORM. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 7 p.m. 324-2200. $20 tickets or $35 for two night performance.

Saturday.Jan.21.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION. Bill McBride Dealership, 5701 US Ave. 10 a.m.-2p.m. 565-4397. WILDERNESS COURSE. Wilderness First Responder Course begins. Sibley Hall, Room 100, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $600 non-credit certification. College credit: standard course costs plus $25. 564-5292. North Country Squares. Clinton County Fair Grounds, 84 Fair Grounds Rd, 710 p.m. Jan 21st with Katie Levitch (folk/blues) GLENGARRY BOYS AND EAT SLEEP FUNK PERFORM. Olive Ridley's, 37 Court St., 7 p.m. 324-2200. $20 tickets.

Sunday.Jan.22.

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.

PCS from page 1 Then there is the 2 percent tax cap, a structural barrier to raising taxes that is determined by a specific formula and which can be overridden by a 60 percent “super majority” of the voters. School districts further cannot keep relying on fund balance, if any remains. “We have been using it for three years,” Short said. “I think it means schools face a difficult budget year once again. “I don’t see any possible way schools can avoid layoffs and programmatic cuts.” But this year will be different than the last three. “The difference is we have less and less choice,” Short said. “If we tried to hold on to and preserve programs over the last three years, it gets more difficult to avoid taking things away people feel are near and dear.” That is why the school board is interested in changing the conversation with the community and getting away from examining a list of possible reductions. That doesn’t provide the board with the pulse of the community; instead, it is steered by which group brought in the most people to advocate for a particular program. Toward the end of January, possibly the beginning of February, the board will host a community forum and ask for representation from students, parents, business, retirees, civic groups and more. Members must be city residents and will be asked to come in and tell school officials what they value in education and what they would like to see Plattsburgh City School represent. “We want it to be a think tank,” Short said. “The school board wants to be listening to the community first and then do the hard position they were elected to do of making decisions about the school. “At the end of the day, the public school is to represent the community it serves, and that input is what the board wants to use to make its decisions.”

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Peru Indians

Plattsburgh High Hornets

Derrick Cumber scored a win by fall against the Saranac Chiefs in league competition last week. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Girls Basketball Marle Curle throws a pass. Curle scored 13 points in the Hornets win over Lake Placid. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Boys Hockey

Wrestling

AVCS 52, Peru 41

Peru 48, Saranac 24

Jessica Decker scored 10 points for the Lady Indians, while Raelyn Passino scored 9, Brianna Hackett 8 and Mary Mazzella 8.

Nick Forget, Troy Seymour and Derrick Cumber scored pins for the Indians wrestling team, while Jacob Goddeau scored a tech fall. Caleb Feazelle scored a major decision win, while Ethan Feazelle, Noah Phillips and Josh Wright scored wins by decision.

Girls Basketball

Beekmantown 7, PHS 2

PHS 47, Lake Placid 23

Eric Bechard and Jonathan Fine-Lease each scored for the Hornets, while Robbie Knowles made 26 saves.

Marle Curle scored 13 points for the Lady Hornets, while Olivia Carlsson scored 10 and Kianna Dragoon 8.

Seton Catholic Knights

Saranac Chiefs

Stephanie Linder scored 15 points against Salmon River in non-league play last week. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Week in review Girls Basketball Saranac 53, Salmon River 38 Stephanie Linder combined 15 points with 14 rebounds, while Kayla Napper scored 14, Victoria Phaneuf 10 and Alisha Ducatte 10.

Boys Hockey

NCCS 1, Saranac 0, OT Jonathan Plessis-Blair made 22 saves for the Chiefs in an overtime loss against the Cougars.

Wrestling Peru 48, Saranac 24 Joe Perry, Paul Herrera and Ben Peru scored wins by pins for the Chiefs, while Codie Gillette and Trevor Goddeau scored decision victories.

Registration open for Plattsburgh Half Marathon PLATTSBURGH — Registration is now open for the Plattsburgh Half Marathon and the 2 Person Relay. Organizers said spots are filling up quickly and after Jan. 1, 2012 the race registration cost goes up so participants are urged to make their New Year ’s resolution early and sign up today. The race is Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 8 a.m. Go to www.plattsburghhalfmarathon.com to sign up. For further information or to volunteer or sponsor the event go to plattsburghhalfmarathon@gmail.com.

Photo by Keith Lobdell

Maddison Murnane rises for a shot.

Girls Basketball NCCS 50, Seton 46 Kelli Ryan scored 19 points for the Lady Knights, while Maddison Murnane and Paige Spittler each scored 8.

Beekmantown Eagles Boys Hockey

Girls Basketball

Beekmantown 7, PHS 2

Beekmantown 60, Ti 35

Nate Foster and Carter Frechette each scored two goals as the Eagles defeated the Hornets. Austin Bradish, Cole Carter and Dereck Fleming also scored goals, while Dustin Plumadore made 14 saves in net and Ben Frederick added 7.

Shannon Ryan scored 25 points to lead the Lady Eagles, while Emily Anderson scored 11 and Grace Kelly added 8.

Wrestling NAC 57, Beekmantown 12 Brandon Defayette and Hayden Head each scored pins for the Eagles.


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n Jan. 14, 2010, I was in Albany to attend a Roundtable Meeting with the NYSDEC, to discuss a wide range of sportsman’s concerns and issues. At the meeting, DEC administrators covered a variety of issues such as license fees, the distribution of Conservation Fund monies, agency staffing concerns, special projects, hatchery rehabilitation projects, law enforcement initiatives, DEC Conservation Camp programs, Archery in the Schools, the importance of mentoring programs and much more. However, the most alarming topic concerned the spread of a dangerous, new invasive species in New York, the feral swine. At the time, wild hogs had already been discovered in over 16 New York counties, primarily in the southern tier. Although the origins of the swine in the Southern Tier were undetermined, they were known to have destroyed agricultural crops, ravaged the mast crop, killed fawns and endangered many species of birds, particularly ground nesters such as wild turkeys. Despite introduction into the southern tier, there were few concerns that wild swine would invade the Adirondacks. It

had been attempted before, in 1902, when Russian boar were introduced to a large hunting preserve near Tupper Lake, along with elk, Sitka deer and other exotic species. Although the initial stock was contained within a 1,000 acre game fence, wild boar has never been able to establish a permanent population in the North Country. However, it appears they are trying to, according to Bob Rulf, the owner of Rulf’s Orchards on the Bear Swamp Road in Peru. “We first noticed them about three years ago,” Mr. Rulf recently explained. “I’m very upset, they cause a lot of damage! They eat the seed corn, pumpkins, apples, and they root up everything. We’ve lost over $20,000, and it’s not covered by our insurance.” DEC wildlife biologists estimate there are about 30 wild pigs in a territory of about two to three square miles near Bear Swamp Road in Peru. “Fortunately, we got nuisance permits from the DEC, so that hunters can help us get rid of them.” Mr. Rulf continued, “DEC has already trapped three, and three have been shot. A couple have also been hit by cars.” According to Brian Thew of Morrisonville, blood tests indicate the big pigs are 100 percent Russian Boar. Thew is one of several hunters, who have been attempting to help eradicate the hogs. “We were hunting them every night, and we worked them hard!” he explained, “But they are fast and smart! There are already three generations, with small 15-20-pound pigs, 150170-pound hogs and we’ve seen one older boar that had to be over 400 pounds.” Currently, DEC is continuing their efforts to trap the pigs, and hunters hope to be in the fields as often as possible. In the ongoing battle, permitted hunters are allowed to bait the

Pictured here is one of the big, wild hogs that was recently shot in Peru. pigs, and to utilize lights, as well as laser scopes to hunt them. Because feral hogs have such destructive potential, the DEC will usually provide hunters with permits to kill the wild pigs on the spot. DEC's goal is to eradicate feral swine from the state's landscape. In New York, people with a small game license may shoot and keep feral swine at any time and in any number. All other hunting laws and firearms regulations are still in effect when shooting feral swine. The DEC asks those who see the animals to report their sightings through email to fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us or by phone to the nearest regional wildlife office. Region 5's headquarters in Ray Brook can be reached at 897-1200. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net.

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This Month in History - JANUARY 1st - The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City. (1908) 3rd - Construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge (1870)

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2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4

2012 Dodge Journey SXT AWD Stk#AM58, Brilliant Black, 6 Cyl, Auto, 3 Zone Temp Control, 3rd Row Seating, Heated Front Seats, Remote Start

Stk#AM62, Deep Cherry Red, 4 Cyl, Auto, Remote Start, Sirius

$

$

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2012 Dodge Avenger SXT

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2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

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True Blue, 6 Cyl, Auto, Leather, Power Sliding Doors

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THA NKS TO ALL FOR A WONDER F UL 2011! We wish all our north country neighbors safe driving in 2012!

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2006 Buick Lacrosse CX 93K Miles

$

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$

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2000 Chevy Silverado LT Ext. Cab

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2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD

2004 Chevy Blazer

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$

1998 Ford Ranger

$

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269 or $ 8,995

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

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