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‘Winter wonderland’ coming to Ti’s business district this year By Fred Herbst TICONDEROGA — Winter will be embraced in downtown Ticonderoga this season. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will join with the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE of Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance to create a “winter wonderland” in the business district. Merchants are being asked to create wintertheme displays for their storefronts, said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director. The displays will remain in place throughout the winter. “The chamber is working with the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE of Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance in creating a ‘winter wonderland’ throughout downtown and the Ticonderoga area,” Courtright said. “We are asking all area businesses to have their window displays for the winter season done by Friday, Nov. 30, which is the start of the North Country Christmas Celebration.” The third annual North Country Christmas in Ticonderoga, sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, will be Nov. 30 through Dec. 9. “We are also working with the local schools to have them (students) create scenes in

windows in downtown,” Courtright said. “In addition, we are willing to assist other businesses in creating displays if needed. If you are interested please contact the chamber office.” PRIDE of Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance will work with Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe to create a display showcasing Ticonderoga businesses. People who would like to display a product or information on a business can email or call 585-6619 for more information. “You must register to participate by Monday, Nov. 19, “ Courtright said. “Your name will be prominently displayed in the windows showcasing your item.” PRIDE and the alliance will feature an indoor and outdoor “winter wonderland” theme. Organizers are looking for sleds or shovels for the outdoor display and gift certificates, products and more for the indoor display. Courtright said the “winter wonderland” displays will play a prominent role in a community event. “In February we will be having a scavenger hunt available for the community and visi-

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Thanksgiving dinner to be served in Ti; volunteers needed By Fred Herbst TICONDEROGA — Thanksgiving dinner will again be served in Ticonderoga. The fourth annual “Miracle on Montcalm Street — Adirondack Dinner Table” will be shared Thanksgiving day noon to 2 p.m. at the Ticonderoga fire house. “It’s a great day for people to join their hearts and hands for each other,” organizer Tricia Stonitsch said. The entire event is designed to have a family feeling, she said. “This dinner is an off shoot of a dinner in Harlem that has been going on for over 40 years...’a feast fit for kings given away to

people we don't even know!’ and the heart of the Dixon family here in Ticonderoga that has come together in this venue,” Stonitsch said. “The difference is that here in the North Country we know most everyone.” The entire community is invited to attend. Each guest is received and brought to a table. Many of the menu items are prepared by families in their homes and brought to the firehouse Thanksgiving morning. Volunteers then make turkey, gravy, smashed potatoes and sweets. Volunteers are needed to help with the annual dinner. “We need volunteers to pray for us as we join hearts and hands; make cards for us to give with each delivered meal; make ‘fun

baskets’ for each table with playing cards, coloring books, games,” Stonitsch said. “Spend what you would spend on your family meal adding to ours and join us,” she said. “Cook and bake for us what you buy or we supply; serve or host a table that you decorate like home; eat your meal with those who come ; deliver meals to those who can’t come to the site; join the cleanup crew on the day of or the morning after; help us with finances.” All ages can help, she added. “We don't have to be ‘in need’ to need each other in order to make a family day for everyone,” Stonitsch said. Volunteers are needed Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the fire house to prepare food

and set up the room. People should bring their own aprons, paring knife and cutting board. Thursday, Nov. 22, volunteers are needed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a variety of jobs. Volunteers are welcome to work as long or as little as they like. Volunteers will also be needed Friday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for clean up. “Thanks for giving,” Stonitsch said. “Your Thanksgiving will never be the same....and neither will their ’s.” People interested in volunteering, attending the dinner or having a dinner delivered to their home can contact Stonitsch at 5856369 or Janet at 543-6971.

Rite Aid robbed in Ticonderoga By Fred Herbst TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Rite Aid pharmacy was the victim of an armed robber Nov. 8. A male suspect entered the store at about 6:11 p.m. and handed an employee a note demanding prescription pain medication, according to Ticonderoga police. The robber claimed to have a weapon, police said, but none was shown. After receiving an unspecified amount of narcotics, he fled the pharmacy on foot into nearby fields. The Rite Aid is located at the intersection of Routes 22, 9N and 74. The suspect is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall weighing approximately 180 pounds with an unshaven appearance. He was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket over a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black hat and black sneakers. Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to contact the department at 585-3456. Armed robbery is a rare crime in Ticonderoga. Mark Johns, Ti police chief, said the last armed robbery in the community was in 1998. He warned, though, Ticonderoga is not immune to drugrelated crime. “We’ve been seeing a lot of similar cases of robberies at pharmacies in Vermont and Plattsburgh,” Johns said. “It’s happening more and more in the area.” He also noted the Rite Aid is located at a main intersection that has “a lot of out-of-state traffic.” Officers from the Essex and Washington County Sheriff’s Departments and New York State Police are assisting with the investigation. The Ticonderoga Fire Department assisted with traffic control as roadblocks were set up on all roads leading into town. Rite Aid Corporation told police they are offering a $2,000 reward for details leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

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Thanks for neighbors, small towns


few days before Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, devastating homes and businesses in several states, there was a disaster in the tiny Adirondack hamlet of Bakers Mills, just south of North Creek. The community response to both crises was uplifting, and it left us thankful for living in a, Adirondack small town. In the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 27, Bruce and Amy Cleveland’s house in Bakers Mills was razed by a fire. By some miracle, they had left home an hour earlier to go to the Glens Falls Hospital emergency room. When they arrived back in Bakers Mills, their home was gone. They lost everything. On Oct. 29 and 30, Hurricane Sandy ripped into the East Coast, with New Jersey, New York City and Long Island taking the brunt of the winds and floodwaters. Many lost everything. We continue to hear stories of Adirondack residents traveling south to the greater New York City area to help with the recovery, including firefighters, police officers and business owners. A nationwide relief effort was set up to help the people who lost property during Hurricane Sandy. It seems do this for strangers not just in America but around the world who need our help from natural disasters. Yet it was Bruce and Amy Cleveland’s personal disaster that reminded us that there are people in our own towns, our own region, who also need help. And that help came. The Clevelands’ friends, family and neighbors in the town of Johnsburg have set up a recovery fund for them, and they held a benefit on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the J&J Foxx Lair Tavern in Bakers Mills. It was a resounding success. People donated food, items for the raffle and auction, and music. The tavern’s manager, Joelene Slater, co-organized the event with Nancy and Bert Heckett from the Wevertown Country Store. The Cleveland benefit was a classic example of neighbors helping neighbors, and it seems there’s a culture of giving in the town of Johnsburg. The J&J Foxx Lair Tavern regularly holds benefits, including the Halloween Bash for the North Country Hardship Fund, founded by Wayno Bukovinsky, another local resident. In the spring of 2008, Wayno was in a

coma after a serious motorcycle accident. Airlifted to Albany Medical Center, his prognosis, including recovery from traumatic brain injury, was bleak. Soon afterward, there was a widespread effort to help with family and medical costs. “The North Country Community rallied behind my family,” he said. “Fundraisers were coordinated by childhood friends, fellow firefighters, co-workers and people I had never met before.” And now Wayno’s paying it forward. After recovering, even in a wheelchair, he set up the North Country Hardship Fund to help neighbors in need throughout the region. In August, their Wayne Stock V benefit concert at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek raised $22,000 for the Fund, which provides relief to families suffering a tragedy in Warren, Essex, Hamilton, Saratoga and Washington counties. It’s this kind of pay-it-forward attitude in small Adirondack towns that makes us thankful. Whether we know them or not, our neighbors are willing to help in times of tragedy, and they treat everyone as though they’re family. Tragedy can strike anytime, and it’s a blessing to know that people like Wayno and Tammy Bukovinsky and businesses like the J&J Foxx Lair Tavern and Wevertown Country Store are here to help. Yet it’s not only disasters that cause distress in our neighbors’ lives. There are people who need our help every day, with clothing, food and fuel. We should also find time to help them as we look to help others in far-away countries. So, if you haven’t had a chance to help a neighbor this holiday season, please consider donating to a local charity or food bank in your hometown. The North Country Hardship Fund could certainly use the help. So could the Clevelands; send donations to Community Bank, Main Street, North Creek, NY 12853 c/o the Cleveland Fire Fund.

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November 17, 2012


Our Nation is at a Crossroads


ith the election now behind us our nation is either poised to move forward or is stuck fast in the mess that has plagued us over the past four years. We can assume from the results of the presidential election that approximately 51 percent of the country believes we are on the road to recovery and bright days are ahead. The other 48 percent of those participating in the recent election believe the country is severely broken, lacks the leadership needed to correct the problems and believes very troubled days are ahead. Obviously we are a nation where the majority rules, but we’ve become a nation of winners and when winning at all cost is the primary objective it tends to leave ill will in its wake. While no one wants to end up on the losing side of a hard fought battle, what I hear most disturbing from those on the losing side is a loss of faith in our nation’s principles more so than just a bitter defeat. When President Obama was elected in 2008, those who chose not to vote for him were at least optimistic that he would live up to the words of his campaign, bring the parties together, reduce the unemployment rate and the deficit and bring about a needed change in the way the country had been functioning over the previous administration. Unfortunately, throughout this campaign President Obama took a different approach with his reelection using terms like “redistribution,” “revenge,” and drew lines around race, gender, sexual orientation, and age. Where most presidents spoke about motivational achievements and encouraging goals, President Obama spoke about entitlements, those who don’t share with others and discouraging small business job providers. Clearly the last four years have seen a major shift in the attitude and expectations people have with regards to their lives and the position government seeks to have in those lives. We’re moving from a nation where John Kennedy challenged us… not to ask what our country can do for us but what we can do for our country to an Obama second term where we should be asking the country to step in and right the inequities through a leveling of the playing field. Many nations have tried this approach and many nations have failed. When the

able bodied population of this nation have been empowered and motivated to make things happen on their own Dan Alexander we’ve seen Thoughts from Behind the Pressline growth in all forms. When the population becomes complacent and lacks the opportunity for great personal growth the bottom line motivation becomes hollow, and the risk is no longer worth the effort required. We can not allow the latter sentiment to take hold. When the risk takers, the motivated small entrepreneurs and young dreamers just starting out in life become disillusioned and lose faith that the realization of their dreams is no longer in their hands a fear sets in and takes hold. The fear that what made our country the great economic engine that drove the world is now slowing down is both frightening and disheartening. It’s seen as more than just a failed election it’s a stark realization that our way of life is about to change and there may be little anyone can do to alter what is about to take place. The nation’s course now appears to be set. We can not afford four more years of stagnate government but we’ve essentially sent the same players back to Washington who have accomplished little over the past four years. We can not afford rising costs, increased unemployment, higher deficits and further grid lock. So we must have faith that our great nation will persevere and not allow a process of social reengineering to dampen the capitalistic spirit that has proven so successful over the years. Both must coexist and so it’s time for both sides to unite, address the issues facing the country without further gridlock, with a spirit of cooperation and resolve to maintain a national attitude where personal responsibility and self reliance are still valued over all else. Time will tell what the future holds but none of us can lose faith in a country that has given us so much and yet much more is still expected for the generations that follow. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

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Letters to the Editor

Appreciative To the Times of Ti: The volunteers of the Ticonderoga Food Pantry wish to express since appreciation to the Ticonderoga Elks for the spaghetti dinner held recently. It was a most successful fund raising event and many favorable comments were heard. A very special thanks to Exalted Ruler Marge Hurlburt and her kitchen crew, also to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Nowc and Mr. Steve Nadeau. We sincerely appreciate the wonderful community support we receive. Thank you to one and all for making this event so successful. Margaret H. Beuerlein Ticonderoga Food Pantry Director

Venne was a fantastic soldier To the Times of Ti: I would like to personally thank you for your dedication to the truth (Times of Ti column “Dain Venne was more than a hero,” Nov. 10). Dain was a fantastic soldier who would never turn down a challenge. He was the definition of a soldier. He will be deeply missed from by the 444th. It is an honor to serve with all of my men. ESSAYONS! CPT Donald J. Oechslin Commander - Ontario 6 444 Engineer Company Forward Operating Base Goode/Gardez, Afghanistan

Ti has a drug problem To the Times of Ti: I will not continue to have nights, where we are held up in our home, locking our doors and windows, a helicopter hovering over our house, and looking at my two young children, as they are uneasy and scared. This is no way to live. I was born and raised in Ticonderoga, and 12 years ago I moved out of Ticonderoga due to a job relocation, and the Ticonderoga I left 12 years ago is not the same town I moved back to last year. In talking with many long time residents of Ticonderoga, it seems as though the illegal drug and illegal prescription drug climate has taken a strong hold in our town over the last 5-6 years, and as a town we need to figure out how to get this problem under control. The following is an email I recently sent to our Ticonderoga town clerk, requesting that it be forwarded to all town board members, the Ticonderoga Police Department, and all town judges. I would like to ask that our Essex County District Attorney also become involved. Dear Town Officials, As a resident of our town I have become increasingly concerned with the fact that our town is being overrun with illegal and prescription drug abusers. I respectfully request that at the next town board meeting that the town officials, judges, police and board all

be present. With 2013 budget discussions consistently on the agenda, I would like to see where the budget numbers come in for public safety. I believe if we accurately measure the current illegal and prescription drug problems in our town, if we look closely at the budget numbers allotted toward public safety in the last 4-6 years, we can first formulate a clear plan to address the problem, plus establish a realistic budget number for public safety. We need a realistic public safety budget number to truly meet the problems we have before us, as we are losing ground and have been losing ground to these drug problems for the last 5-6 years. I would like to ask, that the budget numbers for the last six years, assigned to public safety, be clearly detailed and prepared for the next town board meeting, so we can look at the last six years, to see if public safety budget numbers have gone down, remained the same, or have been raised in the last six years. Obviously, whatever the budget numbers are, they are not enough because this town is not heading in the direction it should. We need a comprehensive plan with adequate budget dollars to address this problem. No different than our state and federal budgets, safety must be at the forefront, because we have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for our tax payers; that is job one. I hope we all find it 100 percent unacceptable that we had taxpaying, law abiding citizens working at the Rite Aid the other night, shopping at the Rite Aid the other night, and those individuals were exposed to a robbery for prescription drugs. The helicopter use, that is reactive, I am of the opinion that we need to make clear strides to make Ticonderoga less of a safe haven for these individuals, and instead we need to formulate a plan to make our town one of zero tolerance, hence becoming very unappealing to these unfavorable individuals. I request that someone from the town board contact me, to see how and when we could have an open town discussion regarding these problems before us. I believe a cost effective approach would be to have all involved prepared ahead of time to discuss the facts, crunch the numbers, looking at arrests, convictions, sentencing, where these illegal drug users are congregating, how these individuals are conducting their illegal business, etc. With planning such meeting we can start a responsible process to measure and improve our current situation. I would prefer that all in attendance at such a meeting not come to the table with finger pointing; we need facts, solution statements, and ideas on how to get our arms around the problems which face us. I appreciate your time greatly and look forward to the prospect of taking our town back together, as a team! Kellie Whitman Ticonderoga

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The Royal Winter contestants recently collected donations at local businesses as a community service project. The girls collected $459 for Angel Connection, Ti Food Pantry, Ti Tiny Tim and ACAP. Each organization recieved a check for $114.75.

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here is not a more perfect time of the year to reflect and give Matthew Courtright thanks for all of Chamber Connection the blessings in our life. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is truly thankful for the continued support from all of our members, volunteers and the community. As we work hard to serve, market and promote the Ticonderoga area, all that we do would not be possible without all of you. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy. I am truly blessed with a wonderful job, life and family. I am certainly grateful for all of the opportunities and experiences I have had in my life. I am happy to come to work every day to serve the Ticonderoga area. I am also so thankful for my wonderful family and for being able to raise my daughter in an environment where the community cares so much about one another. We all can and should be thankful for the dedicated businesses, organizations and volunteers within the Ticonderoga area, the community we all are able to be a part of, our neighbors, friends, family and those who serve our country in the military. We all have seen and experienced how quickly life can change for so many of us and how precious life truly is. In an instant the worries of yesterday just do not seem that important. Treasure each and every moment, be happy and be a good person. For our amazing businesses and organizations now is also the occasion to take a closer look at your business and be thankful for the successes you have made throughout the year. Although our economy certainly is in need of improvement, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time for thought and reflection on the positive experiences and moments over the last year. Be sure to take a moment to give thanks and appreciation to yourself, your team, the community and your patrons. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce staff, board of directors, ambassadors and volunteers are truly thankful for all of you, your hard work, dedication and commitment to the Ticonderoga area. “No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” - Author Unknown To learn more about the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce visit or visit us at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1 in downtown Ticonderoga. Please feel free to stop by to share your ideas, concerns, thoughts and positivity with me. You can also reach me at 585-6619 or directly at I encourage you to all become a fan of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook to stay up to date with news, events, see photos and more. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is a private not-for-profit organization that serves, markets and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers many community and visitor questions and requests via phone, email, and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members. For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, please visit, “Like” the chamber on Facebook or follow TiconderogaADK on twitter. Matthew Courtright is executive director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.

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United Way reaches out to Ti area Human services agency would like greater role

By Fred Herbst TICONDEROGA — The United Way of the Adirondack Region would like to increase its presence in southern Essex County. Officials of the agency, which serves Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties, visited Ticonderoga recently to explain their program and ask for input from local leaders. “The Ticonderoga area has the potential to increase our capacity to help our partner agencies bring services to this area,” said Gayle Alexander, chairwoman of the 2013 United Way campaign. “We’d like to be move involved in Ticonderoga.” Alexander was part of a United Way contingent that met with area government, civic and business people at Inter-Lakes Health Oct. 26. The United Way of the Adirondack Region includes 41 partner agencies that provide human services to the North Country. In 2012 United Way assisted more than 80,000 people in Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties. John Bernardi, executive director of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, said

the Ticonderoga meeting was to help the group determine the needs and priorities of the Ticonderoga area and to find ways United Way can assist. The United Way of the Adirondack Region is already present in the area. Several local United Way agencies — the Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County, Literacy Volunteers, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Mountain Lake Services and the Essex County Mental Health Association — had representatives at the gathering. Bernardi acknowledged United Way would like to increase monetary contributions from the Ti area, but said that was only part of the reason for the visit to Ticonderoga. “Fund raising is an important part of what we do, but it’s only part,” he said. “Most important is how we use those funds with our partner agencies to support programs that help people.” Kathy Snow, United Way director of development, explained the 211 telephone program that allows people to get health and human services information by calling 211. Help with child care, children’s activities, counseling and support groups, food, clothing, shelter, aging services, transportation, substance abuse, domestic violence, veterans affairs and more is available by calling 211 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The information is also available online at

Maria Burke, left, director of Literacy Volunteers, and Barb Brassard, director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, review United Way information following a meeting in Ticonderoga. Larry Pickreign, United Way outreach coordinator, explained the program’s volunteer center and the annual Day of Caring. The North Country Regional Volunteer Center works to connect non-profit organizations in need of help with willing volunteers. “We’re becoming a clearinghouse for volunteerism,” Pickreign said. “We are working with existing groups like RSVP, Literacy Volunteers, the Red Cross and others to match them with volunteers.” People interested in the volunteer center can call 563-0028 or go online at Pickreign also discussed the annual United Way Day of Caring, which will be held April 27, 2013. That day volunteers work on community projects. In 2012 more than 400 volunteers worked on 50 projects in the North Country. “I’m hoping we’ll have projects in the Ticonderoga area this year (2013),” Pickreign said. “I think Ticonderoga is a perfect place for this kind of project. It’s a volunteer initiative we’re very proud of.” Bernardi said the United Way of the Adirondack Region, based in Plattsburgh, has 41 partner agencies, including 26 that provide services in Essex County.

“We’re the hub of a collection of human service agencies in a three-county area providing help to many people,” he said. “It’s a role we really enjoy and cherish.” Barb Brassard, director of Port Henrybased RSVP, thanked United Way for its assistance and noted the importance of both United Way and RSVP. “We (RSVP) had more than 350 volunteers at over 80 stations volunteer 45,000 hours last year,” Brassard said. “We’re very proud of our program.” Maria Burke, director of Literacy Volunteers based in Port Henry, also noted the role of United Way. “Working with United Way and knowing I have that support makes me so thankful,” Burke said. “We support each other and continue to grow.” Bernardi pointed out United Way provides advice and technical support to its member agencies along with financial assistance. The United Way of the Adirondack Region is now in the midst of its annual funding campaign. It hopes to raise $775,000 this year to be distributed to member agencies. More information on the United Way can be found on line at or by calling 563-0028.

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Thanksgiving service set in Ti By Fred Herbst TICONDEROGA — Area churches will again join forces for a ecumenical Thanksgiving service in Ticonderoga. “As we contemplate the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we do have much to be thankful for,” said the Rev. David Hirtle of the First Congregational Church in

Crown Point. “Accordingly, the church communities of the greater Ticonderoga-Crown Point area invite all community members to share in a service of Thanksgiving.” The service will be Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga. Hirtle will offer a Thanksgiving message. The service will include music, the community singing an inspirational message, and the Ti United Methodist Church hand-bell choir. Pastors from many of the local churches will participate

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throughout the service. Following the service there will be a fellowship period. “Prices may be higher, there may be uncertainty in the financial markets, but God’s blessings on each of our families and our celebration of life is well in place,” Hirtle said. “O’ come, let us worship and give thanks as a community at this time of Thanksgiving.” People are asked to bring a canned/non-perishable food item to donate to the local food pantry. All are welcome.

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Ti substance abuse leader ends term Terbeek steps down as coalition head

By Keith Lobdell TICONDEROGA — After two years as the top man for a seven-county coalition, Doug Terbeek has relinquished his gavel as president of the Northern Tier Providers. “Just being involved at this level at this time is important because there are huge changes in the way health care reform will impact people and where our services fit,” Terbeek said. “My goal was to keep our members up to speed on these reforms and how they should be planning for the future.” Terbeek is the executive director of the Ticonderoga-based Prevention Team of Essex County, Inc., which provides schoolbased substance abuse prevention education, counseling and community awareness programs. Terbeek, a Crown Point resident, served two years as president of the organization,

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The 2012 Community Volunteer of the Year is Bob Dedrick, center. He is joined by Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward and Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

The annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer appreciation dinner was recently held at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites. A host of awards were presented.

area and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce we are pleased to present this award to Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe.” The Business of the Year recipient will also receive a halfpage color ad in the Times of Ti. Awards were also given to the Chamber Volunteer of the Year and the Community Volunteer of the Year. The 2012 Chamber Volunteer of the Year is Allison Kaupelis. “Chamber Volunteer of the Year is an individual that has been actively involved with the chamber, participates in and assists with functions and events, and shows spirit, enthusiasm and energy,” said Scarlette Merfeld, a chamber vice president. “The award recipient is always there when needed specifically for chamber events, projects, day-to-day needs, and never asks, wants or looks for recognition which is a sign of a true volunteer. “This person is often behind the scenes making sure things are running smoothly and is there for the chamber when needed,” Merfeld added. “For her dedication to the chamber and the growth of the area we are honored to present this award to Allison Kaupelis of the Best Western.” The 2012 Community Volunteer of the Year is Bob Dedrick. “This award goes to a community member who has changed the community for the better,” Rathbun said. “This

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Gunnison’s Lakeshore Orchards & Bakery, Happy Star Chinese Restaurant, The Hot Biscuit Diner, House of Pizza, Inter-Lakes Health, Knights of Columbus of Ticonderoga, McDonalds of Ticonderoga, Montcalm Liquor, Rathbun Jewelers, Silver Bay YMCA, Subway, Sugar Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast, The Lake Champlain Inn B&B, The Millers Antiques, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Two Brothers Meat Market, Wagon Wheel Restaurant and Wal-Mart of Ticonderoga. More than 125 people attended the event, which was hosted by Courtright, Rathbun of Rathbun Jewelers and Merfeld of the Times of Ti. “We are so pleased to see so many faces representing our many members, businesses, organizations, volunteers and the community here this evening,” Courtright told the crowd. “I would like to thank all of you, the many volunteers, businesses and organizations that we are here tonight to celebrate and honor. Without your continued dedication to the community, the chamber and the many events, projects and organizations we would not be here tonight and all we work so hard for would not be possible. “Within the area we truly have a wonderful group of dedicated community members who work so diligently to provide services, opportunities, growth, support and events for the area,” he said. “I look forward to continue working and serving the area and the community with all of you. Tonight we thank and honor all of you for not only your support of the chamber and the community, but all that you give of yourself for the betterment of the Ticonderoga area.” The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce serves, markets and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers community and visitor questions and requests via phone, Email and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members. For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce go online at or “Like” on Facebook or follow TiconderogaADK on twitter.


The 2012 Chamber Volunteer of the Year is Allison Kaupelis, center. She’s joined by Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward and Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

person does this by serving on committees, donates time and energy, and has worked effortlessly for the betterment of the community. This person serves and has served with the Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. This person also has volunteered for many organizations including the chamber as well as events and projects. “The person is the perfect of example of a true volunteer,” she added. “The recipient is a person who does not want or ask for recognition but volunteers to serve and make the community a better place. In addition this year ’s recipient has served Ticonderoga as a leader in so many ways. For his dedication to the community we are honored to present this award to Bob Dedrick.” Each of the award winners received a New York State Assembly citation from Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. Sayward was the chamber ’s special guest for the event. She received a TACC Appreciation Award for her service to the Ticonderoga area, the North Country and for attending the volunteer appreciation dinner and awards ceremony for the last several years. TACC Appreciation Awards were given to Emma Jean and Carl Okusky, Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, Relay For Life Committee, Distinguished Young Women of Ticonderoga Committee, Swift Maintenance, E.F. Nolan Building Contractor, Stewarts Shops and the International Paper Company Ticonderoga mill. Prior to the awards being given out the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Staff, Board, Chamber committee chairs and ambassadors were also recognized during the event. “Thank you to all of the amazing businesses, organizations and volunteers for all that you do for the Ticonderoga area,” Courtright said. “I would also like to thank Peggy Lamb who volunteered to take all of the photographs at the event.” The businesses and organizations that donated to make this event possible included the Best Western, Burgoyne Grill, Boyea’s Grocery & Deli, Burleigh’s Luncheonette, Century 21 Adirondacks, Christopher Chevrolet, Community Bank, Corner Market, Denton Publications/Times of Ti, Dunkin Donuts of Ticonderoga, Eddie’s Restaurant, Frenchy’s, Glens Falls National Bank, Grover Hills Deli,

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Community dinner planned in Crown Point Annual Thanksgiving feast Nov. 21

By Fred Herbst CROWN POINT — Crown Point will again celebrate Thanksgiving with a community dinner. “With the economy struggling, many of us realize that there are blessings that we can share to ensure that we, as a community, look to each other ’s needs,” said the Rev. David Hirtle, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Crown Point. “Local Crown Point churches and businesses are again joining together to ensure that those Crown Point residents who are alone or those who might not have the means to celebrate Thanksgiving will have a traditional meal,” he said. “The meal is designed to rekindle friendship and promote fellowship in our community.” The dinner will be served at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Creek Road Wednesday, Nov. 21. There will be a continuous serving 4 to 7 p.m. There is no cost. The meal is a joint effort of Sacred Heart, Crown Point United Methodist and the First Congregational churches. “We are grateful to Debro’s On The Way Café, Crown Point Telephone, Crown Point Citgo, Hap’s, Village Auto, Crown Point Teachers Association, the post office team, Champlain National Bank, Gunnison’s Orchard, Torri’s Hair Dresser, the Knapp Club, as well as many individual members of the Crown Point area who are joining us to make this a true community time of fellowship and thanks giving,” Hirtle said. The meal will be served with locally grown and prepared items. Gunnison’s has donated the apples for the pies. Carlene from Maple Ridge will be making pumpkin pies. Crown Point post office employees are donating locally grown potatoes, which will be peeled and readied by members of The Knapp Club. Debro’s Cafe is making stuffing. Crown Point Telephone and Technology and Champlain National Bank employees along with members of the Congregational Church are making homemade rolls. Crown Point Citgo and Hap’s are supplying juice and milk for the children. Turkeys have again been donated by Sacred Heart Church and cooked in the United Methodist and Congregational ovens. Village Auto will provide vegetables and the Hammond Library is donating cranberry sauce. Condiments will be provided by Torri’s Hair Dressers. Funds for additional items have come from Champlain Bank as well as several anonymous sources. “We are gratefully looking for staff to help us ensure the success of our community meal,” Hirtle said. “If you are able to help carve turkey, mash potatoes, cut pies, set up, serve and help clean up please contact us.” People can call Hirtle at 597-3398 or Yvonne DuShane at 597-3212. Take-out meals will be available to Crown Point residents physically unable to attend. People wishing take-outs can call Hirtle at 597-3398 and send someone to pick-up their meal at the Methodist Church. The Knapp Senior Center will also serve a traditional meal from its kitchen on that day for senior citizens beginning at 5 p.m. “This is a total community effort that will ensure fellowship and a traditional hot meal for those who might not have one otherwise here in Crown Point,” Hirtle said.

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November 17, 2012

Moriah meets tax cap for 2013 Town budget adopted By Fred Herbst


PORT HENRY — The 2013 Moriah town budget holds the line on property taxes for most residents. It also meets the state’s 2 percent tax cap. So, Supervisor Tom Scozzafava is happy, right? “Absolutely not,” he said. “We need equipment; we have trucks that are 12 years old that should be replaced. We have to address Bulwagga Bay campsite; we’re losing our beach there. We need so much and the tax cap just won’t allow us to address these issues.” The 2013 Moriah budget totals $4,084,129. That’s a decrease of $12,315 from the present budget of $4,096,444. The 2013 tax levy will be $2,027,020. That’s an increase of $48,714 from the current tax levy of $1,978,306. Exempting fire district spending, which is set by district commissioners and not the town, that’s a tax increase of 1.9 percent. The 2013 tax rate for residents living outside the village of Port Henry will be $7.95 per $1,000 of assessed value. That’s the same as 2012. The tax rate for residents in the village of Port Henry will be $6.72, an increase from the 2012 rate of $6.50. The 2 percent state tax cap really straps a town, Scozzafava said. The cap allowed Moriah to increase taxes by about $50,000, which includes some unused money from 2012. Yet employee health insurance costs in 2012 will increase $40,000 and employee retirement costs will go up $15,000. “That’s it, health insurance and retirement put us over the tax cap and we haven’t even discussed anything else,” Scozzafava said.

To get back under the cap Moriah made cuts totalling $94,000 in contingency spending, contributions to the local ambulance squad, wages, worker compensation and other items. The town board also negotiated a $15,000 contribution from Hudson Headwaters Health Network for maintenence of the town-owned health center and decided to raise trash disposal fees to generate another $40,000. Employee costs — wages and benefits — comprise about 70 percent of the town budget. In 2013 most employees will get 2 percent pay increases. Union workers, who were scheduled to get a 3 percent pay hike, have agreed to forego 1 percent to help the town budget. The town supervisor, town board member, chairman of the board of assessors and justices will have a pay freeze. There are no personnel cuts in the 2013 spending plan. “In the last nine years we’ve eliminated a police officer, two highway employees, two clerks in the town hall and cut back at the campsite,” Scozzafava said. “Where else can we go? “You have to have segregation of duties,” he added. “You can’t have the same person writing the checks balancing the books. When it snows someone has to plow the roads. When a water main breaks someone has to fix

it.” Water and sewer rates in the 2013 budget remain the same — $420 for sewer and $290 for water. The budget process and tax cap are frustrating, Scozzafava said. “We’ve got a huge infrastructure in the community,” he said. “We have miles and miles of road. We have four water districts. They all need work to be maintained properly, but we don’t have the money.” The situation won’t likely improve, the supervisor said. “The elephant in the room is the employee retirement system,” Scozzafava said. “You can’t blame the retirees, they earned their retirement, but the costs are going up and up. The other big problem is health insurance.” Like 2013, Scozzafava expects retirement and health insurance costs to dominate allowable tax increases going forward. “I can understand why people are frustrated, so am I,” the supervisor said. “We’re expected to provide services to people and we’re not doing it as well as we’d like because we’re limited by money.” Scozzafava acknowledged the work by Becky Gilbo, senior account clerk and budget officer, on the 2013 spending plan.

Witherbee home burns WITHERBEE — Fire destroyed a modified mobile home in Witherbee Nov. 10. Tammy Shaw and her four children escaped the fire at 252 Silver Hill Road at about 7:30 p.m. No one was injured. The Mineville-Witherbee Fire Department received mutual aid from Moriah, Port Henry, Westport, Crown Point, North Hudson, Reber and Elizabethtown companies. Some departments were called to take tankers to the fire to supply water. About 50 firefighters fought the fire.

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Moriah • Times of Ti - 15

Pictured above: Hundreds of people welcomed home the body of Dain Venne to Port Henry. Staff Sgt. Venne, age 29, of Port Henry was killed in Paktiya Province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 3. Photo by Nancy Frasier


from page 1 sides of the street. Venne was a member of the Port Henry department. Also on site was the MacBoston 18 Truck. The truck is an inspirational and memorial vehicle in tribute fallen firefighters from the area. Mac is in memory of firefighter Paul MacMurray of Hudson Falls; Boston refers to the city of Boston, where the truck was purchased; 18 was MacMurray’s badge number. The vehicle also honors Brian Meyers Sr. of Schuylerville. “It’s something no one wants to do, but something we have to do for a hero like Dain Venne,” the Rev. David Hirtle of the First Congregational Church in Crown Point said of the procession. “I’m pleased to see so many people.” People came from all over to pay tribute to the fallen soldier, including members of Barneveld Fire Department. Chief Brian Healey said his men made the nearly threehour trip from the Utica area at the request of an absent member. “One of our firefighters, John Gates, is in Afghanistan and served with Dain,” Healey said. “He contacted us through Facebook and asked us to represent him today. He thought Dain was a great guy, a great friend. We’re glad we can make this gesture.” Patty Kolodzey of Port Henry said the turn out was more than a tribute to Venne. “He was a wonderful boy and he comes from a wonderful family,” Kolodzey said. “This speaks to how much we think of the Venne family.” Cindy Coogan’s husband has spent 24 years in the military, serving two tours in Iraq. He’s now on active duty assisting people in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. “My heart goes out to his family,” the Witherbee woman said. “He gave his life for our country. It’s because of people like Dain that we enjoy the lives we do. We need to remember all the sacrifices made by our military men and women.” Grace French of Witherbee has known the Venne family for years. Her son played football at Moriah Central with Dain’s father Brian and her grandsons played with Dain. “This is so sad,” French said. “I’ve known the Venne boys for a lot of years. They’re great people. I feel so badly for them.” Venne’s funeral was held at St. Patrick’s Church in Port Henry Tuesday, Nov. 13. Venne died along side Specialist Brett E. Gornewicz from Alden and Specialist Ryan P. Jayne from Campbell. The men were assigned to the 444th Engineer Company, which is headquartered in Oswego. The unit is an element of the 178th Engineer Battalion of the 412th Theater Engineer Command. Lt. Col. Doril Sanders of the 412th TEC said the men were combat engineers conducting “route-clearing” duties for a convoy when an improvised explosive device blasted their vehicle. Venne had completed an earlier tour of duty in Iraq and was serving one in Afghanistan.

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16 - Times of Ti • Schroon Lake

November 17, 2012

Schroon teen named an ambassador Desiree Lanoue to travel to Australia

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By Fred Herbst SCHROON LAKE — A Schroon Lake teen has been named a People to People Student Ambassador. Desiree Lanoue, 16, has been selected for the program, which was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. “During the summer of 2013, I will join a delegation of students my age on a 22-day educational program that includes Fiji, New Zealand and Australia,” Lanoue said. “President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded the People to People movement because he believed that ordinary citizens of different nations could solve their problems and live harmoniously with one another through shared experiences and understanding.” While in on the trip Lanoue will have an opportunity to meet with government officials and other teens. She will stay with host families while taking part in a series of educational programs. “Our curriculum will teach us about history, culture, architecture, art, conservation, geology, oceanography and political science in the areas we visit,” Lanoue said. “My dream has always been to become a marine biologist and during this trip we will be working alongside a team of marine biologists and we will be going to the Great Barrier Reef where studies are being done on the decline of coral. “I am looking forward to the experience of working with the marine biologists and hoping that it will allow me to decide upon my future career,” she added. “We will be led by experienced teachers as we engage in a wide variety of cultural encounters and adventures; we will interact with a city council member at the Rotorua Council Chambers and learn about the local government, engage in a reforestation project in Fiji and encounter several rare species of birds on New Zealand’s sacred Mokoia Island.” Lanoue said it will be the experience of a lifetime. “After all, there is no better way to learn about different cultures and careers than to experience them firsthand,” she said. “Among these rare experiences we are also going to have fun while learning about local sports and experiencing Maori culture. Needless to say, this is a wonderful opportunity and I am extremely excited.” The People to People program is not free. Lanoue will pay $9,000 to make the trek.

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Small Business Saturday scheduled in Ti National promotion Nov. 24

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The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will take part in Small Business Saturday, the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce serves, markets and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers community and vis-

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County manager presents three-year plan to balance the budget By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — With a little pain now, Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer believes he can present a budget that consistently meets the state’s two-percent tax levy cap starting in 2015. Getting there will not be easy, though. “We are in a position where the budget has become so lean the following year is a problem,” Palmer said during a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors Nov. 7. “We are looking at a three year plan to balance the budget so we can deliver a budget that does not overly rely on the use of fund balance and can be within the cap.”

OBITUARIES SHIRLEY A. SMITH NOVEMBER 9, 1936 - NOVEMBER 7, 2012 bethtown; Judy and her husShirley A. Smith, 75, of band Alvin Gates of WestGreenport died Wednesday, port; Betty and her husband Nov. 7, 2012 surrounded by Ivos Calkins of Lewis; Marcy her loving family at and her husband John King Columbia Memorial Hospiof Willsboro and tal. Terry WhitteBorn November more of Eliza9, 1936 in Moribethtown, two ah, NY she was brothers; Robert the daughter of and his wife Barthe late Sidney bara Whittemore and Marie (Hart) of Lewis and EdWhittemore. win Whittemore Prior to her reof Queensbury; tirement she had 20 grand chilworked as a Cerdren, 20 great tified Nurses Asgrand children sistant at the and 4 step Children. Emergency Room of She was predeceased by her Columbia Memorial Hospital son Richard. and several area Nursing FaA celebration of her life will cilities. be held 10 to 11am Saturday Survivors include her husat the Yadack-Fox Funeral band Charles E. Smith who Home of Germantown. she married September 2, Memorial Donations are re1978 in New Russia, NY, 3 quested to the American sons: William of Chatham, Cancer Society 260 Osborne Timothy of Columbiaville, Road David of Watertown, 7 Loudonville, NY 12211 or the daughters: Beverly Pulsifer Columbia Greene Humane of Hudson, Cynthia Pulsifer Society 125 Humane Society of Elizabethtown, Robin MerRd. Hudson, NY 12534 rill of Morrisonville, Shirley There will be a celebration of Darleen Hammond of Maine, Shirley's life this Saturday, Sherri Dominy of Philmont, November 17 from 11:00 to Kathy Hanway of Hudson, 1:00pm at the Lewis Parish Dawn Roberts of GermanHall (next to the Church) for town and Shirley Mae Mabb family and friends. Please of Hudson, 6 sisters; Jean and feel free to share your memoher husband David Smith of ries with us.... Lewis; Sandy and her husband John Pulsifer of ElizaALICE M PALMER OCT 02, 1930 - NOV 05, 2012 Alice M. Palmer, 82 of Lower Mickey Ryan and her Newtown Rd. died on Monbeloved grandfather, James day Nov. 5, 2012 at the DiaRyan, all who were from mond Hill Nursing Home in Ticonderoga; cherished Pleasantdale. She was born grandmother of Amy, Erin, in Ticonderoga Ashley, Jessica on Oct. 2, 1930 and Leo, III; and was the beloved great daughter of the grandmother of late James and Nicole, Isabella , Ella Baker Ryan. Nina and Kane Alice was the (her baby); Also beloved wife of survived by her the late Leo E. special sister in Palmer, Sr. who law, Minnie died on Feb. 11, Ryan of Ticon1999. The were deroga and Judy married on Sept. Ryan of Tenants 7, 1947. Alice was a graduate Harbor, Maine and several of Ticonderoga High School nieces and nephews. and retired in 1983 from the The funeral was held Friday General Electric Co. in Wamorning at 10:15 a.m. at the terford after 10 years of serGordon C. Emerick Funeral vice. Earlier, Alice had Home 1550 Rt. 9 in Clifton worked for the Watervliet Park, thence to Corpus Arsenal and was a house Christi Church in Ushers wife and homemaker. She where at 11:00 am the Mass had a great love for her Irish of Christian Burial was celeheritage and traveled to Irebrated. land on many occasions with Calling hours were held her husband. She was a Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at member of the Ladies Auxilthe Funeral Home. iary of the JFK Division #1 Interment will be in MemoAOH in Albany. She has ry's Garden, Colonie. been a communicant of CorThose who wish may make pus Christi Church in Ushers memorial contributions to since 1971. the Rubin Dialysis Center, She is the devoted mother of Inc. 21 Crossing Blvd. Clifton Leo (Mary) Palmer, Jr. of SchPark, NY 12065 or to the Juenectady, Terry (Liz), who venile Diabetes Research was her special care giver Foundation 950 New Loudon these past years) Palmer of Rd. #330 Latham, NY, 12110 Halfmoon and Penny Palmer Arrangements were entrustof Halfmoon; Sister of ed by the family to the GorMichael (Sarah) Ryan of don C. Emerick Funeral Ocala, FL and the late Home 1550 Route 9 Clifton Katherine (Kitty) Wojcik, Park, New York 12065. John, Francis, James and

Under Palmer’s plan, the proposed 2013 tax levy would be $20,576,274, a 26-percent increase from 2012 ($16,276,443). Palmer said that the estimated tax rate would increase from $2.42 per assessed $1,000 property value to $3.10, a difference of 68cents or $68 on a home assessed at $100,000. In 2014, the estimated tax levy would increase 15.56-percent to $23,778,411, with the tax rate increasing 48-cents to $3.58, meaning a $48 increase on an assessed $100,000 home. Palmer said that 2015 would be the first year that the county would be within the tax levy cap, which he estimated would be around three percent when adding in exemptions. The levy would rise to $24,491,763, with an estimated tax rate of $3.68, up 10 cents from 2014, causing a $10 property tax increase to a home assessed at $100,000. Palmer said the plan was created to solve the issue the county had with annually using fund balance to pay for fixed costs, what he called, “the gap.” “If you do not stick to this plan or something similar, then we are going to have more troubles as we go on from here,” Palmer said. “If you do not address the gap, it will become worse every year.” In the three year plan, Palmer said the county would use $4,350,000 in fund balance for 2013, dropping to $1 million in 2014 and none in 2015, leaving the county with an anticipated fund balance of $5 million. Palmer said that a cushion is needed in the fund balance account to pay for municipal tax warrants. “Last year, we paid, schools, towns and districts $4.3 million to cover unpaid tax bills,” Palmer said. “If you have less then $5 million in fund balance to cover that, then you are going to be in a position where you have to borrow from the bank. We were there before and we don’t want to go back.” Palmer said the county basically had to make up for years of having zero and minimal increases to the tax levy, which may be a hard sell. “The overuse of the fund balance has ultimately been to the advantage of the taxpayers,” he said. “But, they don’t care what you did for them yesterday, they care what you will do for them

tomorrow. However, we have to correct the things that have happened for almost 10 years now. We paid for costs with our ‘savings account’ and now we do not have the revenue coming in to keep going that way.” Palmer said that his plan was based on several assumptions, the biggest being the pending sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home. “If the home is not sold, the plan doesn’t work,” he said, adding that retirement rates, state funding streams and the board requesting the use of more fund balance could all lead to the plan being upset. “If the board uses more fund balance in any one of these three years, then the plan does not work,” he said. “My intent is to be at three percent in 2015 and have a balanced budget. This plan is controlled by this board. Ultimately, this is based on the people I am talking to here.” “I do not think that there is anyone in this room that wants to see a 26 percent tax levy increase, but you are going to have to either raise taxes or cut services,” Moriah Supervisor and budget liaison Tom Scozzafava said. Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee said he wanted people to know that continuing to use fund balance was not the answer. “If we continue to do that at the county or in our towns, we are going to run out,” he said. “It is going to hurt us all because one day the bank is going to call.” Scozzafava said that along with the three year plan, he would present a budget for 2012 that fell within the tax cap. Palmer later replied by saying that in order to do that would mean either the use of $8.3 million in fund balance or the elimination of approximately 75 jobs. “I do not think that you could meet the federal or state mandates for delivery of service if you cut 75 people,” Palmer said. “These 75 people that would be cut do not come from another planet or somewhere else,” Scozzafava added. “These people are also our constituents.” Board Chairman and Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said that the process and meetings would continue.

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20 - Times of Ti • In Brief

November 17, 2012

E-books to be discussed

Ti auxiliary plans memory tree

PORT HENRY — The Sherman Free Library in Port Henry will host a presentation on downloading e-books from the Clinton-Essex-Franklin library system website Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. Betsy Brooks will explain how to download books to a device. People can bring their own e-reader and she will explain how to download books to it. She will also have some devices with her.

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Fire Company Auxiliary is currently accepting names for its annual memory tree. The cost is $1 a name. All names submitted will be written on a wreath to be displayed in the memorial in front of the Ti fire station. The tree lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be served after. To submit a name see any auxiliary member or send a check to PO Box 127, Ticonderoga. All proceeds will go toward scholarships for the Ticonderoga Middle and High Schools.

Crown Point board to meet CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Central School board of education will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in the district library.

Ti school board to meet in Hague HAGUE — The Ticonderoga Central School board of education will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Hague Community Center on Route 8.

Santa to attend church service TICONDEROGA — Lakeside Regional Church will hold a special service at Best Western Inn, Ticonderoga, Sunday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. Santa will attend.

Schroon Share Shop now open SCHROON LAKE — The Mountainside Share Shop clothing ministry in Schroon Lake will be open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of clean gently worn winter clothing are now being accepted. For more information call 532-7128. Mountainside is located four miles south of Schroon Lake Village and just off Exit 27.

Moriah to observe Thanksgiving PORT HENRY — Town of Moriah offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices will reopen for business Monday, Nov. 26, for regular business hours. The transfer station will be open on Friday, Nov. 23, for business as usual.

Dinner to assist cancer patient TICONDEROGA — There will be a spaghetti dinner to assist Bonnie Fleury, a local cancer patient, Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Burleigh House Restaurant, 120 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga. Tickets aer $10. The funds will be used to help off-set cost of travel expenses and other non-covered medical supplies and needs.

Sherman Library to sell books PORT HENRY — The Sherman Free Library in Port Henry will have a book sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library.

Moriah pool open for swimming PORT HENRY — The Moriah Central School senior class will sponsor open swimming in the school pool Friday, Nov. 17, 5 to 7 p.m. for all ages. The cost will be $5 a person. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

‘Healthy Living’ workshops slated TICONDEROGA — Inter-Lakes Health will host free “Healthy Living” workshops for people with ongoing health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, or asthma. The sessions will be held Fridays, Nov.16, 30, Dec. 7-28, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Inter-Lakes Health,Ethan Allen Library, 1019 Wicker St., Ticonderoga. For more information call 564-3371. Registration required and permitted until Nov. 26.

Historial society elects officers PORT HENRY — The Town of Moriah Historical Society has elected officers for the 2012-2013 year. Betty LaMoria is president, Brian Venne vice president, Rose French secretary/treasurer Ruth McDonough trustee and Archie Rosenquist trustee. The society hopes to have the Town of Moriah Historical Calendars available for Christmas. The group is also seeking new members. Interested people can contact Betty LaMoria at 546-3587 or 546-4165.

Putnam school board to meet PUTNAM — The Putnam Central School board of education will meet Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the school.

Moriah auxiliary to host Santa MORIAH — The Moriah Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have an “Afternoon with Santa” on Sunday, Dec. 2, noon to 2 p.m. at the Moriah fire house on Tarbell Hill Road. A photographer will be available to take photos with Santa. No outside cameras will be permitted. Refreshments will be available including hot dogs,or Michigans chips, hot chocolate and cookies.

Festival of Trees seeking trees TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Historical Society is seeking trees for the 2012 Festival of Trees. Any organization, school group, club or business interested in putting up a tree in the Hancock House Museum should contact Robin at 585-7868. The society would like all trees up by Wednesday, Nov. 21, if possible.

Port Henry blood drive scheduled Moriah football player Taylor Whalen is consoled by his father following the Vikings’ loss to Rensselaer in the quarterfinals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D football tournament Nov. 10 in Schuylerville. Photo by Nancy Frasier

Ticonderoga library selling books TICONDEROGA — The Black Watch Memorial Library in Ticonderoga is selling books in the basement of the Ticonderoga Community Building. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a 2-for-1 holiday sale between Thanksgiving and Christmas — hardcover books two for $1; paperbacks two for 50 cents; all audio books and videotapes two fro 50 cents. There is a large section of books that are “Fill a bag for 50 cents.”

Crown Point Food Pantry open CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Food Pantry will be open on Thursday 9 a.m. to noon, except Thanksgiving. The week of Thanksgiving the pantry will be open Tuesday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to noon. The Crown Point Food Pantry is located in the Crown Point Methodist Church on Creek Road.

Ti Community Band rehearsing TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Community Band is rehearsing on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Ti Middle School band room in preparation for the annual Tiny Tim Christmas concert. Musicians of all ages are welcome to play. For more information contact Dale Quesnel at 354-1570.

Computer help available in Ti TICONDEROGA — The Black Watch Memorial Library will offer free one-on-one computer assistance Thursdays 1 to 2 p.m. People interested in training may stop in or call the library at 585-7380 to sign up.

PORT HENRY — There will be an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, Nov. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Moriah Central School library in Port Henry.

Ti school open to senior walkers TICONDEROGA — Ticonderoga Middle-Elementary School is open 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. when school is in session for senior citizens who wish to exercise by walking. People are asked to sign in at the elementary school entrance.

Bank collecting for food pantry TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga drive-in offices of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company are now collecting non-perishable food items for the local food pantry. Anyone can contribute by dropping off canned or dry goods at 123 Montcalm St. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays to Wednesdays, or 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, through the week of Thanksgiving.

Zoning committee to meet in Ti TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga zoning review committee will meet Nov. 28 at 7p.m. in the conference room in the Community Building basement. Meetings are open to the public and written comments are accepted.

BASIC youth group to meet in Ti TICONDEROGA — The BASIC —Brothers And Sisters In Christ — youth group will meet at the Cornerstone Alliance Church, 178 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga, each Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. The group is open to people ages 10 to 18, For information call 585-6391.

Bible study set in Crown Point CROWN POINT — Scared Heart Church of Crown Point will host a Bible class every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the parish house. The group will study the Book of Joshua. All are welcome.

Ti church to host Christmas Fair

Ti seniors planning Memphis trip

TICONDEROGA — The annual Christmas Fair at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Fellowship Hall will be decorated for the holidays along with homemade crafts, wreaths, table decorations, Gifts Galore and ornaments for the tree. The Make It Yourself craft supply area will also be available. The bake shop will feature goodies and preserves to take home. Morning coffee and sweets will be available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a luncheon will be served with homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts. There will also be a silent auction, White Elephant room and Christmas room. The Thrift Shop will be open. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1045 Wicker St. Call the church office at 585-7995 for more information.

TICONDEROGA — The Ti Area Seniors are planning a tripe to Tunica/Memphis April 20-28. If 30 people register before Dec.15 the price is $599. This includes eight nights lodging (includes four consecutive nights at a Tunica Casino Resort) , 14 meals( eight breakfasts, six dinners), admission to museums, free time on Beal Street in Memphis, tips for bus driver and tour guide. Insurance cost is $45. Call Ann at 585-6050 to sign up or for more information.

Schroon craft program planned SCHROON LAKE — The Schroon Lake Public Library will host a drop-in craft period for children on Saturdays 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Each week children will explore a different theme. The free program will continue every Saturday through the winter months for children age 3 and older.

Pre-licensing course slated in Ti TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga campus of North Country Community College will hold a five-hour pre-licensing class Dec. 10 and 11. The classes will be 6 to 8 p.m. and students are required to attend both classes. Pre-registration is required prior to the date of the class and can be done 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The student needs to bring his/her current learner’s permit, social security number, email address and the $30 registration fee to sign up. If the student is under age 18, a parent or legal guardian must come with the student to pre-register and to sign permission. Call 5854454 ext. 2201 for more information.

November 17, 2012

Sports • Times of Ti - 21

Hague triathlon sold; event to expand HAGUE — The annual North Country Triathlon is changing. The Hague race has been sold to HITS Triathlon Series, a for-profit race promotion company based in Saugerties. “Hague is the perfect location for our races and we are excited to continue what the North Country Triathlon has started,” said Mark Wilson, HITS Triathlon Series race director. “The rolling foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and the waters of Lake George create an atmosphere that lends itself well to shorter distance races, while also creating great opportunities to go long.” The sixth annual North Country Triathlon attracted about 500 competitors to Hague last June. The race was founded by and managed by Randy Engler. “I’m very excited that HITS will be continuing with my vision of producing a solid event showcasing all the great things the town of Hague and the communities around Lake George have to offer,” Engler said. “I’ve been really fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many talented and energetic volunteers and community members each year. Their enthusiasm is what keeps our athletes coming back to this beautiful location.” The North Country Triathlon has featured three races — a sprint triathlon that includes a 750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run; an Olympic triathlon that includes a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run; and a relay. HITS plans to expand the event to two days, June 29 and 30, and will feature five races — an open tri with 100-meter swim, three-mile bike and mile run; a sprint race with a 750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run; an Olympic triathlon that includes a 1,500-meter swim,

24.8-mile bike and 10-kilometer run; a half tri with a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run; and a full triathlon with a 2.4mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. The Hague event will be part of the 2013 HITS Triathlon Series schedule. Registration is now open and complete course maps are posted at The HITS Triathlon Series is now completing its first year with a national schedule, according to HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri, and is looking to expand. “We were looking for a race destination that could provide a multi-distant event to athletes from across the tri-state area and capital region,” Struzzieri said. “Several HITS staff members have raced the well-run North Country Triathlon and have been lucky enough to build a relationship with Randy (Engler) that led to this agreement.” Besides expanding the race, there will be another change. The North Country Triathlon raised more than $15,000 for charities during its six years. HITS is a for profit business. Still, the community will benefit, according to Lindsay Yandon, HITS marketing and social media representative. “In short, we are a for-profit company and will be delivering a pretty sizable event to Hague while still maintaining the local feel established by the NCT,” Yandon said. “We do, however, offer a charitable donations program. Any organization that brings 50 or more volunteers to the event will receive a donation of $1,000 from us. “Also, we are adding three distances to the event, thereby doubling if not tripling the attendance,” she said. “We are projecting 2,000 athletes, plus friends, family and supporters who will be eating, sleeping and playing in the Hague region. Our projected economic impact from the event is roughly $500,000.” Yandon said the Hague tri will be marketed nationally and is expected to attract many visitors.


Adirondack Community Fellowship: 14 Park Ave. Tel: 518-636-6733. Pastor Steve Blanchard Email: PastorSteve@ Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in cooperation with Hague Weslyan Church. Tuesday 6 p.m. Bible Study. Quaker Worship Group: Sunday at 4 p.m. At the residence of Mary Glazer and Mark Moss, 144 Lake George Ave. Potluck to follow at approximately 5:30 p.m. at 144 Lake George Ave. Contacts: Mary Glazer and Mark Moss, 585-7865. St. Mary’s: Masses: Sat. 4:30 p.m.: Sun. 8 a.m., 11 a.m. Pastor Rev. Kevin McEwan, Deacon Elliott A. Shaw. 12 Father Joques Place 585-7144 First Baptist Church: Services: Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Worship 10:45 a.m.; Sun. evening 6 p.m.; Wed. Prayer meeting 7 p.m. Rev. Larry Maxson. 210 The Portage 585-7107 First United Methodist Church: Sun. Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 Adult Education. Everyone Welcome! 518-585-7995. Rev. Scott Tyler. 1045 Wicker St. Ticonderoga Assembly of God: Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. (Children’s Church Provided) Wednesday Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.. Pastor Sheridan Race, 32 Water Street. 585-3554. The Episcopal Church of the Cross: Sunday Eucharist, Church Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 8:45 a.m. The Rev. Marjorie J. Floor Priest-InCharge. Champlain Ave. 585-4032 Cornerstone Alliance Church: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday B.A.S.I.C. youth group 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. 178 Montcalm Street. Everyone is Welcomed! Contact Pastor Charlie Bolstridge.

at 11 a.m.; nursery care available. Coffee hour at 10:00 a.m. Communion first Sunday of each month. All are welcome. 532-7770 or 532-7272. Simple Truth Outreach: Saturday Night Fellowship 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Coffee House, Christian Music, Games Room. NEW LOCATION: Schroon Lake Community Church, NY 532-9092. Meet monthly beginning Saturday May 2nd. Next meeting is Saturday, Aug. 1st.


Grace Memorial Chapel: Sunday service July 1st September 2nd. Communion services on August 5th and September 2nd.Service at 9:30 a.m. - All Are Welcome.


Parish of St. Isaac Jogues/Bl. Sacrament Roman Catholic Church: 9790 Graphite Mountain Rd. Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. thru Labor Day. After Labor Day - closed until Memorial Day Weekend. Pastor Rev. John O’Kane. 518-494-5229. Lakeside Regional Church (Hague Wesleyan Church): Starting April 22nd we will have a new service time! First service at 9 a.m., a cafe/coffee time in between, and a second service at 11 a.m. Junior Church K-7th Grade provided, as well as nursery. Senior Pastor Skip Trembley, Administrative Assistant: Melanie Houck. Small groups located in Hague, Ti, Crown Point, Port Henry & Chestertown. Call 543-4594. Celebrate Recovery 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hague Baptist Church: New Pastor - Cory MacNeil. Sunday morning: Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Night Bible Study 6 p.m.; 543-8899


Sacred Heart Catholic Church: Masses: Sat. 7 p.m. Sun. 9:30 a.m. Rev. Kevin McEwan, Deacon Elliott A. Shaw. So. Main St. 597-3924

HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri is looking forward to expanding the North Country Triathlon. His company has purchased the Hague event. Engler is confident the race will continue to serve the community. “Tom (Struzzieri) and his team are topnotch and I look forward to seeing them take the race to the next level,” he said.

As the event nears, HITS will work with local communities to secure vendors for its Fitness Festival as well as race volunteers, Yandon said. Interested people can e-mail

Services Crown Point Bible Church: 1800 Creek Road, 597-3318. Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Youth. Discipleship Ministry and Adult Grow Groups 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 7 p. m. Pastor Doug Woods, 597-3575. Crown Point United Methodist Church: Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 1682 Creek Road. First Congregational Church: Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Reverend David Hirtle, Reverend Gregg Trask, Assoc. 597-3398. Park Place.


Mount Moriah Presbyterian Church: 19 Church Street, 546-7099. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m., Communion on first Sunday of each month. All are welcome. Rev. Jeffrey Walton St Patrick’s Church: Masses: Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m. Rev. Albert J. Hauser, Pastor. 12 St. Patrick’s Place. 546-7254 Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship: Adult Sunday School 9:00-10:00 a.m., Coffee fellowship 10:0010:30 a.m.; Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.; Nursery and 3-6 Sunday School provided during worship service; VOICE Youth Group for teens; Variety of bible studies and groups available that meet weekly. Visit our website to see what is showing6 Church St., (518) 546-4200,, Pastor Tom Smith.


The Church of All Saints: Sun. Mass 8:30 a.m. Rev. Albert J. Hauser, Pastor. Bartlett Pond Rd., 546-7254 Mountain Meadows Christian Assembly: office located at 59 Harmony Rd.,Mineville N.Y. 12956 518354-2140 Pastor’s Martin & Deborah Mischenko. Bible Study Wed.@ 7:00 p.m @ office. Thurs. morning Prayer 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. @ pastors

office. Firefighters for Christ prayer meeting first Tues. of month @ office, second Wed. of month @ St. John’s Church 7:00 p.m. Sunday worship services call for times and locations.


Moriah United Methodist Church: 639 Tarbell Hill Rd., Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m.; Fellowship coffee hour following. Sunday School offered.


United Presbyterian Church: Join us for Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. All are welcomed! The choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7 p.m. - New singers invited! 365 County Rt. 2, Off Rt. 22 in Putnam. 547-8378. Rev. Patricia Davies Log Chapel Fellowship: Rt. 22. Services: Sun. School 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Pastor Bob Fortier. Please call 547-8290 or 5973972 for more information.


Healing Waters Church of God: Meets at the VFW Building in Witherbee, NY. Services: Sunday 11 a.m.; Children’s Church (Ages 3-12) ; Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Intercessory Prayer - Before Service; Fellowship lunch follows service; Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m.; Children’s Ministry (Ages 3-12); Coffee Fellowship 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Pastor Kermit M. Lavigne. Office: 518232-4397. Mailing address: 24 Neddo St., Whitehall, NY 12887


SonRise Lutheran Church: Sunday Worship and fellowship 10:30 a.m. in Faith Hall at SonRise Lutheran Ministries Conference Center, 8260 Rt. 9, Pottersville, NY. For information please call 494-7077. Pastor Benjamin Bahr 11-10-12 • 20917


Our Lady of Lourdes: Masses (school year): Saturday - 4:30 p.m., Sunday - 10:30 a.m., Masses (Summer): Saturday - 4:30 p.m., Sunday - 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Mountainside Bible Chapel: Sunday School for all ages - 9:00 am; Worship Service & Children’s Church 10:00 am; Sunday Evening Programs at 6:00 pm include: Adult Bible Study & Prayer Meeting; Youth programs for agesPre-K through Senior High. Nursery is available at all services. For more information call 532-7128. Mountainside is located four miles south of Schroon Lake Village, just off Exit 27. St. Andrews Episcopal Church: Sunday Eucharist 9 a.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. For information call Adirondack Missions 40 Industrial Drive 494-3314 Schroon Lake, New York Schroon Lake Community Church Sales, Installation Service of Oil-Fired & LP Gas United Church of Heating Equipment Christ United Keith, Tim & Darryl Vander Wiele Methodist: Worship and Sunday School (518) 532-7968

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By Fred Herbst

Moses-Ludington Hospital Heritage Commons, Ticonderoga, NY 585-2831


22 - Times of Ti • Sports

November 17, 2012

Cross Country

Ti races to fifth place finish Ticonderoga raced to fifth place at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D boys cross country championship at Elma Meadows Nov. 10. The Sentinels, who won the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference and Section VII Class D championships this fall, were led by Tyler Belden’s 22nd place finish. Javeed Nazir was 28th, Shawn Silliman 32nd, Kody Parrott 75th, Jacob Young 76th, Martin Glazer 109th and Milo Stricker 113th. Ticonderoga also had three runners in the girls championship race, each earning at-large berths in the Section VII meet.

Naomi Forkas led the Sentinels at the state championships, finishing 58th. Hannah Herbst was 96th and Markie teReile was 104th. It was the third trip to the championship meet for Herbst and teReile. Herbst was also honored at the race, being named the Section VII Class D sportsmanship winner by a vote of coaches.

Pictured at right: Javeed Nazir finished 28th as Ticonderoga raced to fifth place at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D boys cross country championship at Elma Meadows Nov. 10. Photo by Nancy Frasier


Moriah Vikings eliminated from state tourney

Arto Nadeau led Moriah with 32 rushing yards, but Vikings lost to Rensselaer, 50-0, in the quarterfinals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D football tournament Nov. 10 in Schuylerville. Photo by Nancy Frasier

A very difficult week had a disappointing ending for the Moriah football team. The Vikings lost to Rensselaer, 50-0, in the quarterfinals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D football tournament Nov. 10 in Schuylerville. The setback came a week after the Moriah community learned of the death of Dain Venne, a former Viking player, who was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Army. Moriah played tough for a half. The game was scoreless after one period and Moriah trailed just 12-0 at the intermission. The sky fell. Rensselaer exploded for 25 points in the third period to break open the contest. Rensselaer dominated the game, rolling up 439 yards of offense. Its balance attack had 233 on the ground and 206 through the air. The Ram defense held Moriah’s running game, its bread and butter, to 38 yards on 37 carries. Moriah managed five first downs, four on its final drive. The only other first down came on a pass interference call against the Rams. Seth and Brandon Butler led Rensselaer, scoring five of the Rams’ eight touchdowns — four of which came in the third quarter. Seth Butler ran for 143 rushing yards and three scores on just 11 carries. He scored on runs of 4 and 25 yards in the third quarter; he scored the game’s first touchdown on a 7-yard burst in the second quarter. Brandon Butler scored on an 80-yard pass from Steven Harwood in the third quarter and added a 45-yard interception return three minutes later to give the Rams a 37-0 lead. Arto Nadeau led Moriah with 32 rushing yards. Cameron Wright added 13 yards, battling an injury. Moriah also played most of the game without quarterback Cole Gaddor, who was injured in the first period. The Vikings finished their season with 56 record, winning their fourth Section VII Class D title in five years.

Cameron Wright ran for 13 yards, battling an injury, as Moriah lost to Rensselaer, 50-0, in the quarterfinals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D football tournament Nov. 10 in Schuylerville. Photo by Nancy Frasier

BowlingScores Results of Mineville VFW Lanes bowling leagues through Nov. 10 include: Monday Merchants High scores - Nick Anderson 219, Andrew Arno 200, Jeremy Carpenter 223, 225, Dale Johnson 209, 208, Brandon Larrow 278, 221 Matt Vargo 200. High series - Jeremy Carpenter 158, 223, 225, 606, Dale Johnson 188, 209, 208, 605, Brandon Larrow 278, 178, 221, 677 Standings - 1.Ballbusters 2.The Old Mine 3.Nephew’s Insurance 4. Boyea’s Deli 5. Turkeys 6. Team Charboneau Wednesday Merchants High scores - Jack Armstrong 213, Tom Carpenter 233, Adam Clark 231, Tim Cook 223, 204, Phil Graf 207 214, Dale Johnson 223, Arnie LaFountain 206, Marty Nephew 206 221, Frank Pepper 231 High Series - Tim Cook 223, 204, 190, 617 Team Standings - 1. Adirondack Aeries 2. Bryant’s Lumber 3. Adirondack Concrete 4. Woodworkers 5.Champlain Bridge Marina 5. 6. Mountain Lake Services. Thursday Ladies High scores - Lisa Demar 186, 180, Andrea Marcotte 188, Paula Petro 198, Theresa Staubitz 195 High Series - Lisa Demar 186, 180, 145, 511 Team Standings - 1. “Who Cares” 2. AC Misfits 3. Twisters 4. AC Girls 5. Buttercups 6. Swilling Buddies Saturday Mixed High scores - Nick Anderson 215, Matt Vargo 203, 204, Gloria Pepper 181 High Series - Gloria Pepper 156, 169, 181, 506 Team Standings - 1. South Park 2. Los Judaors 3. Wingnuts 4. PBA 5. Rolling Thunder 6. Pin Assassins

The Moriah third and fourth grade youth soccer team was the only all girl team in the county youth league this season. The team included, back from left, Emma Hayes, Sage Baker, Mikenna Valentine, Reagan Garrison, Coach Tim Garrison, Emma Collard, Lauren Kimball, Aryanna Simpson, Morhan Baker, Ryleigh Kolodzey, Daphne Bosarge; front, Emma Callahan, Sophia Zelinski, Gabbie Rollins, Laura Zelinski, Ally Harris, Maggie Maye and Samantha Arthur. The team also featured Madalynn Hubbard, Kennady Allen, Paige Towne, Sydney Glebus, Alexis Harter, Amelia Whalen, Zoe Olcott, Eden Goralczyk, Rowan McCaffrey and Assistant Coach Becky Rollins.

November 17, 2012

Outdoors • Times of Ti - 23

The winter creep at Point au Roche

The business of wilderness

Soaring mountain cliffs and gentle backcountry lakes are key features of the rugged Adirondack wilderness. Photo by Joe Hackett


or years, there has been a protracted debate over the value of protected state lands encompassed within the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Is land more valuable as a protected wilderness or when utilized as a working forest? In recent months, the ongoing debate has been rekindled due to the proposed State purchase of nearly 69,000 acres of Adirondack forest lands from The Nature Conservancy (TNC). According to the NYSDEC, the TNC lands will be sold to the State in a phased five-year contract beginning this year. If all goes as planned, the proposed acquisition will be the largest single private parcel of land added to the Adirondack Forest Preserve in over a century. The lands include a variety of remote parcels acquired from Finch and Pruyn Timberlands as part of a total of 161,000 acres purchased by TNC in 2007. Included within the proposed purchase are many unique and biologically important lands, as well as some high quality, recreational real estate. Of particular note are the Essex Chain of Lakes, OK Slip Falls and the Blue Ledges of the Hudson River Gorge. The 18,000 acre Essex Chain tract encompasses nine lakes and numerous ponds, as well as a critically important junction of the Cedar and Hudson Rivers which will provide public access to, and from these wild rivers. Over the years, Finch and Pruyn has leased portions of these lands to a variety of private hunting and sporting clubs, including the fabled Gooley Club. In fact, some of the proposed new lands have remained in private hands for over a hundred and fifty years. Leases for the remaining private hunting clubs, which total about 2000 acres, are set to expire by 2018. When the camps are finally gone, it will signal the end of an era. Although the leaseholders never owned the lands, they treated them well, and protected them as their own. They have been good stewards, and they’ve long enjoyed the benefits of their care. Throughout the 1980’s, I often flew into First Lake on the Essex Chain of Lakes with Helms Aero Service out of Long Lake. The big lake held a fine population of trout, and it provided plenty of solitude. However, it was not unusual to see or hear a motor vehicle, as there are many miles of roads woods roads lacing the vast property. Boreas Pond, which is the centerpiece of the Boreas Pond Tract, has a wonderful, log lodge situated along it’s shoreline. Located nearly six miles distant from the nearest paved road, the existing log lodge would provide a wonderful setting for an Interior Outpost, similar to Adirondac Loj on Heart Lake. However, it is unlikely the structure will be allowed to remain after state acquisition, due to land use restrictions in ‘wilderness areas”. Although the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) owns Adirondac Loj on Hart Lake, as well as Johns Brook Lodge, both of these properties are located on private lands which are adjacent to and surrounded by state wilderness or primitive corridors. ADK opened Johns Brook Lodge in the Johns Brook Primitive Area in July 1925. In addition to a Main Lodge, ADK maintains several outbuildings as rentals, which include Camp Peggy O’Brien, Winter Camp and a small hut built for volunteers. In the early 1990s, both Winter Camp and Grace Camp were renovated. According to a 1903 opinion by the NYS Attorney General, the term wild forest lands was intended “To preserve such lands as a wilderness, in which the work of man should not appear; these lands should remain subject to natural conditions and results, without the intervention of man, in cutting, pruning or otherwise cultivating the woods or the land.” Quite obviously, over the years exceptions have been made, most significantly in the High Peaks Wilderness. There are similar opportunities to establish Interior Outposts near the historic McIntyre Tract, where the Open Space Institute retains both the restored McNaughton Cottage, as well at a log cabin, hunting camp on the Upper Preston Pond.

In addition to these properties, SUNY/ESF also maintains a former NL executive cottage, the Masden House which is located near the Upper Works in Tahawus. As the use of the Adirondack’s most remote recesses continues to increase, the benefits of maintaining a presence in the nether reaches of the park are likely to be realized, especially in terms of search and rescue, and protection of natural resources. Currently, the Adirondack Park contains 85 percent of the total combined wilderness in the eastern United States. It also contains about 27 percent of all the forested land in New York State. There are 18 designated wilderness areas in the Adirondack Park totaling about 1.1 million acres. With the recent establishment of a marked hiking trail to the summit of Jay Peak in the Jay Mountain Wilderness, there are no longer any wilderness areas in the Adirondacks that remain trailless. The Boreas Pond parcel alone will serve to link three separate wilderness areas by connecting a vast expanse of woodlands with an historic, 12,000 conservation easement that has protected the lands surrounding Elk Lake for over 60 years. The purchase will connect the Dix Mountain Wilderness with the Hoffman Notch Wilderness and the Western High Peaks Wilderness. As a result, it’s likely a majority of the proposed new lands will be zoned as wilderness. As such, management of the new lands will prove to be a stretch, considering the current DEC staffing levels. It is expected the natural and historic resources of these proposed new purchases will draw new visitors, which will serve to boost the economies of local towns such as Newcomb, Minerva and North Hudson. Although several local politicians have argued the proposed state lands will not generate comparable economic benefits to a working forest, or recreational leases, the math simply doesn’t support such arguments. In 1920, about 120,000 people were employed in the wood products industry in New York state. By 1970, less than 6000 were so employed. The peak year for the Adirondack lumber industry was 1905 when about 3.5 million trees were felled and over 700 million board feet of lumber were produced. Today, the Adirondack lumber industry can’t compete with pulpwood produced on tree farms in Siberia, or hardwoods harvested in Malaysia. Currently, machines such as ‘feller/bunchers’ and similar on-site production mills, can be operated by a small contingent of workers. They can accomplish the output of a small army of lumbermen, in less time and with far less expense. It is difficult to compare the economic values of a working forest to the economic benefits of a protected forest. However, the most glaring comparison is evident in the scenic vistas, the abundance of fresh water, fresh air, the diverse ecosystems and the wildlife.These quality of life issues are available to both visitors and local residents. Wood products are available in many places, across the globe. However, wilderness is not so easily procured. Modern society is just not producing wilderness anymore. It is a product that grows slowly, and spoils easily. Yet once it takes root, it is very difficult to remove it. With over 23 percent of the US population located within a day’s travel, the Adirondack region is ideally suited to dispense the elixir of wilderness for years to come. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at


inter comes with little warning in the North Country. The season hits fast, like a match strike, and it burns slowly with the steady luminescence of all the whites, blues and grays the cold has to offer. It seems that just yesterday I was exiting the forest under the warm and brilliant twilight of 9 p.m., but now the days are short and night always seems close by, creating By Shaun Kittle long shadows in the mid-afternoon as it hovers over us, its round yellow face grinning from the dark infinity of outer space. At Point au Roche the meadows and forests are preparing accordingly—they have hunkered down, ready for the Big Freeze. The wind, now unimpeded by foliage long fallen, will soon push through the naked vegetation like water passing through a sieve. Tree branches will crackle in response, coyote tracks will be reduced to powder as quickly as they are made, and Lake Champlain will heave with ice and broken timber. But for now, all is calm. I visit this place almost every week, sometimes sticking to the trails and other times foraging a path between them. I know the blue jay on Long Point well—he emits a hawk-like shriek at me every time I enter his meadow hangout. And the belted kingfisher, the one that snatches fish from the great open wetland near the bike path, is not a stranger, either. I love that I can visit this place when the days are short and never have to worry about running out of time. I love that I can visit after working all day in the summer and still get to be outside for a couple of fleeting hours. There is a lot to love here, and a lot to see. Along the trail to Middle Point I often take the right hand path, following its descent into a primeval forest of vinedraped white cedar. Unlike other areas at Point au Roche, this place looks nearly the same year-round. The vines hang like bloated serpents and the understory, even in the middle of summer, is almost non-existent, so when the snow finally penetrates the splayed leaves of the cedar boughs it simply turns the forest floor’s summertime brown to white. Out on Ram’s Head, the cliffs that define the point drop sharply into Lake Champlain, giving a fine view of the open water and some of the mountains in Vermont and the Adirondacks. In the summer the bay here is as relaxing as it is rugged, and in the winter its location secludes it from some of the worst of the lake’s wind. The walk back follows the shoreline — a jumbled mess of logs and broken stones that is transformed into a crude ice-sculpture garden as spring begins to break the lake’s frozen surface. Every aspect of the landscape is decorated, from the upturned shelves of jagged ice to the great icicle fangs that hang from branches and rock overhangs and have been bent sideways from constant exposure to the wind. It is somewhat unreasonable to play favorites with nature, but I do find myself constantly drawn to that spot in the meadow on Long Point, where the blue jay likes to perch. It is wonderful and open and dotted by stands of both red and white cedar, juniper, elderberry and all of the other things that flourish in open spaces. Walking through the waist-high vegetation two weeks ago, a flicker of campfire orange lit up the corner of my eye. I stopped and, upon closer inspection, found a monarch butterfly clinging to the stem of a milkweed plant like the last warm days of autumn beating back the encroaching frostcloaked mornings. It was a strange sight this late in the season, seemingly left behind by the annual monarch migration. I left the creature as I found it, slowly opening and closing its wings, and made my way up a small rise in the field, where I could see over the trees and on to Lake Champlain. Maybe we all cling to summer a little bit, but the seasons will go forth regardless of our wishes. Emitting a cloud of frozen water-vapor breath I turn away from the monarch, and the summer, and head home with the setting sun against my back. For information, visit

Adirondack Bark

Shaun Kittle is a reporter at Denton Publications and an avid outdoor enthusiast. He can be reached at

Mason Feeley shows off a nice buck taken Saturday, Nov. 3 by his grandfather, Steve Lewis .

A monarch butterfly, one of the last bastions of summer, clings to a milkweed at Point au Roche. Photo by Shaun Kittle

24 - Times of Ti • Community Calendar

November 17, 2012

will be used to help off-set cost of travel expenses and other noncovered medical supplies and needs.

Monday, Nov. 19 Ongoing CROWN POINT — The Champlain Valley Flyers Club meets every Thursday evening, weather permitting, from 4 p.m. until dusk at 593 Bridge Road (Route 185) in Crown Point. For information call 802-758-2578. CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Fire District Board of Commissioners will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Crown Point Fire Hall, 2764 Main St., Crown Point. Meetings are open to the public. HAGUE — Holistic stress management featuring T'ai Chi and Qigong, Tuesdays at the Hague Community Building, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. For more information e-mail or call 543-6605. HAGUE — Hague Fish & Game Club meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. MORIAH — The Moriah Senior Citizens Club meets on the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Port Henry Train Station. MORIAH — Moriah Arts and Crafts Group on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Port Henry Train Station. Stay for a noon time meal sponsored by the Essex County Nutrition Program (reservations are required by calling 546-7941 the day before). PORT HENRY — The Port Henry Knights of Columbus hold bingo every Monday at 7 p.m. SCHROON LAKE — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets at the Schroon Lake Senior Center (across from Grand Union) on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. For information call Donna at 8034032. SCHROON LAKE — The Mountainside Share Shop clothing ministry in Schroon Lake will be open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of clean gently worn winter clothing are now being accepted. For more information call 532-7128. Mountainside is lo-

cated four miles south of Schroon Lake Village and just off Exit 27. SILVER BAY — The Northern Lake George Rotary Club is a service club that meets at Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Contact President Michelle Benedict at 5857785 for more information. TICONDEROGA -— ACBL Duplicate Bridge, Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. For more information call 585-3322. TICONDEROGA — The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will hold a monthly support group for caregivers at Inter-Lakes Health, Ethan Allen Library, the second Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. Call 564-3370. TICONDEROGA — The Adirondack Trailriders meet the second Wednesday of each month, year-round, at 7 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Fish & Game Club. TICONDEROGA — Support group for people with family members who have addictions. Meetings in the library at the Heritage Commons nursing home, every Monday at 6:30 p.m. TICONDEROGA — Celebrate Recovery meetings are every Wednesday 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the board room at Moses Ludington Hospital. Open to the public. For more information call Vince at 429-9173. TICONDEROGA — Champlain Valley Chorale rehearsals will be held each Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 1045 Wicker St., Ticonderoga. For further information, contact Bob Elling at 5852173. TICONDEROGA — American Legion Post #224 will hold its monthly meeting the second Thursday of every month. TICONDEROGA — Bingo, Ticonderoga fire house, 6:45 p.m., every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. TICONDEROGA — FOE #4410 meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 103 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga (Upstairs). TICONDEROGA — The Ti Area Seniors meet the first Monday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Armory.

TICONDEROGA — Cornerstone Alliance Church has formed a youth group for people ages 10-17. The group will meet in Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. For information call 585-6391. TICONDEROGA — Osteoporosis exercise classes are held weekly at InterLakes Health in Ticonderoga on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Classes are free. Interested people can contact RSVP at 5463565 or email RSVP at TICONDEROGA — The BASIC — Brothers And Sisters In Christ — youth group will meet at the Cornerstone Alliance Church, 178 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga, each Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. The group is open to people ages 10 to 18, For information call 585-6391. TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Assembly of God Church will host a coffeehouse the third Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m. There is free admission.

Saturday, Nov. 17 HAGUE — The Ladies Meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Hague Baptist Fellowship Hall. The theme will be "ATisket, A-Tasket, God's filled my Blessings Basket.” Members will make food baskets to share and a pumpkin craft. The meeting is open to all. TICONDEROGA — The annual Christmas Fair at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Morning coffee and sweets will be available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a luncheon will be served with homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1045 Wicker St. Call the church office at 5857995 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 18 TICONDEROGA — There will be a spaghetti dinner to assist Bonnie Fleury, a local cancer patient, at the Burleigh House Restaurant, 120 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga. Tickets aer $10. The funds

NORTHCOUNTRYSPCA Kathy L. Wilcox • 962-8604


t this time of year, many families are beginning to unpack their favorite, most cherished decorations and begin to spruce up their homes for the holiday season. Oscar We at the NCSPCA have some tips for you as to how to make your home both festive, and safe for your furry family members. First, keep any edible decorations (popcorn strings, candy canes, fruit) high enough off the floor so your pet won't be tempted to take a bite. Scented decorations or presents such as soaps can also be mistaken for food. Next, secure your tree firmly so your dog or cat can't knock it over. A curious cat may even attempt to climb your tree! Keep small ornaments well out of reach - a sparkly bit of tinsel or a string of lights may look pretty to you, but to your pet it may look like a

toy, or possibly a tasty treat. Decorative plants such as poinsettias and misteltoe can be toxic to your pets and should also be kept in a safe place. Be mindful of the location of candles and open flames, which can easily be knocked over by wagging tails or curious noses. Finally, be sure to clean as you go - don't give your furry friend a chance to swallow something harmful. You can learn more about holiday safety tips and pets from the Animal Planet website, Our featured pet this week is Oscar, a green-eyed, orange tabby Domestic Shorthair-mix who is quite a handsome fellow. This sweet boy has a very funny personality and a macho swagger when he walks. Oscar would love to be in a home where he can receive lots of lap time and play time with his forever family. He simply can't get enough attention! Oscar is hoping to catch the eye of the next person passing by his cage... in return, he promises to be a wonderful, affectionate companion. If you are looking for a frisky feline who will both keep you entertained and be a loyal friend, Oscar is the cat for you!

Essex County Real Estate Transactions

Date Filed Amount 11/2/2012 $430,000 11/2/2012 $163,500 11/2/2012 $25,000 11/1/2012 $25,000 10/31/2012 $871,000 10/31/2012 $125,000 11/5/2012 $42,000 11/1/2012 $375,000 10/31/2012 $23,000 11/5/2012 $156,093.80 11/2/2012 $62,000 11/2/2012 $25,000 11/5/2012 $95,000 11/2/2012 $114,000 11/1/2012 $35,000 11/1/2012 $74,000 10/31/2012 $217,000 11/2/2012 $100,000 10/31/2012 $405,000 11/1/2012 $385,400 11/5/2012 $11,001 11/2/2012 $47,286.47 10/31/2012 $434,000 11/5/2012 $445,000 11/5/2012 $136,000

Seller Buyer Location Assoc. Community Action Elizabethtown Community Hospital Willsboro Elizabethtown Community Hospital Essex Assoc. Community Action Michael J Brown David S Zaumetzer Chesterfield Francis Christian, Nancy Christian John Boyea Moriah Paul Davis, Faith Davis Albert Wheeler North Elba Charles Duffy, Marla Duffy Mary A Odell St Armand Eddy Foundation Adirondack Land Trust Inc Westport Bruce Elfstrom, Katharine Bullock Perry Samuel D Keene William Haseltine Walter Marvin III Elizabethtown High Peaks Sales & Service L L C Donald Whittemore, Victoria Whittemore North Elba David Hobbs, Alice Hobbs Madeline Goyette Crown Point Scott E Martell Robert L Labossiere Crown Point Rick Martindale Dandrows Painting Inc North Elba Rynda Mccray, Janet Derbish Jason Richards, Katie Richards Newcomb Robert Sponenburg, Heather Clemens North Elba Suzanne Methot Frederick Pappa, Virginia Pappa Cardish Machine Works Inc North Elba Jason Peters, Ellen Peters Larney Mcgrath, Susan Mcgrath Crown Point Stephen Petrasovic, Elaine Petrasovic Daniel Parent, Jezabelle Palluy Chesterfield Lawrence Shoglow, Carole Shoglow David Deals, Constance Deals Schroon Charles Hubbard, Kathleen Hubbard North Elba Hollis Stretch USA Todd Mitchell Ticonderoga Margaret Vanhouten Norman W Martin Jr North Elba Harry Walton Jr, Elizabeth Walton Ann Stevens, William Shattuck Ticonderoga Edward Welles Jr Igal Nevo, Angelita Nevo North Elba Jason Witherwax, Kira Witherwax Robin Murrell Chesterfield

PUTNAM — The Putnam Central School board of education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the school.

Tuesday, Nov. 20 CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Central School board of education will meet at 7 p.m. in the district library. HAGUE — The Ticonderoga Central School board of education will meet at 7 p.m. at the Hague Community Center on Route 8. SCHROON LAKE — The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Schroon Lake town hall. Meetings are open to members and the public.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga zoning review committee will meet at 7p.m. in the conference room in the Community Building basement. Meetings are open to the public and written comments are accepted.

Thursday, Nov. 29 PORT HENRY — There will be an American Red Cross blood drive 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Moriah Central School library in Port Henry. PORT HENRY — The Sherman Free Library in Port Henry will host a presentation on downloading e-books from the Clinton-Essex-Franklin library system website at 6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 30 PORT HENRY — Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrives 5:45 p.m. at the Port Henry train station. The decorated train will bring a holiday show along with a donation to the local food pantry. TICONDEROGA — Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrives 4 p.m. at the Ticonderoga train station. The decorated train will bring a holiday show along with a donation to the local food pantry. TICONDEROGA — Museum & Arts Co-Op Holiday Gift Shop will open in the Hancock House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, Ticonderoga Arts and Fort Ticonderoga, the shop will feature Carillon Garden Club wreaths, Ticonderoga Festival Guild 12th Night tickets and more.

Saturday, Dec. 1 PORT HENRY — The Sherman Free Library in Port Henry will have a book sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. TICONDEROGA — Museum & Arts Co-Op Holiday Gift Shop will open in the Hancock House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, Ticonderoga Arts and Fort Ticonderoga, the shop will feature Carillon Garden Club wreaths, Ticonderoga Festival Guild 12th Night tickets and more.

Sunday, Dec. 2 MORIAH — The Moriah Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have an “Afternoon with Santa” noon to 2 p.m. at the Moriah fire house on Tarbell Hill Road. A photographer will be available to take photos with Santa. No outside cameras will be permitted. Refreshments will be available including hot dogs,or Michigans chips, hot chocolate and cookies. TICONDEROGA — The annual Ticonderoga community Christmas tree will be lit at the Community Building at 5:30 p.m. Joe McGinness will perform with Limited Light Karaoke providing the sound system. Complimentary refreshments, sponsored by Silver Bay YMCA, will be available inside. The first 20 people will receive a candy cane and a special gift. There will be hay rides 6 to 8 p.m., sponsored by the Ticonderoga Youth Commission.

Monday, Dec. 3 TICONDEROGA — All ‘Bout Critters will host a reading of the “The Snow Tree” 6 to 7 p.m. There will also be a decorating of a snow tree. People are asked to bring blankets and non-perishable food donations for local animal shelters.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 TICONDEROGA — All ‘Bout Critters will host “Meet The Woodland Animals & Create A Pine Cone Bird Feeder” 4 to 5 p.m. Cost of the family event is $3 a person. TICONDEROGA — There will be a “Family Holiday Book Reading” at the Black Watch Library 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. featuring holiday stories. Families are welcome to attend and children are encouraged to come in their pajamas. Snacks will be provided to go following story time. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Joe Bodette, right, is welcomed by Dave Foster of Foster Motors in Middlebury, Vt. Bodette is the former owner of Frenchman’s Restaurant in Crown Point.

Former Crown Point businessman joins Foster Motors Joe Bodette on board

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — A man with Crown Point ties is the newest member of the sales team at Foster Motors in Middlebury, Vt. Joe Bodette, who owned Frenchman’s Restaurant in Crown Point along with his wife Cindy, now works for the Middlebury auto dealership. The Bodettes owned Frenchman’s nearly nine years before selling it this past summer. “I have an automotive background,” Bodette said. “Long before we went into the restaurant business I worked in the automotive industry. I’ve had a long relationship with Foster Motors and they’ve been great to me. When the opportunity to work here arose I jumped.” It was a difficult decision to leave the Crown Point restaurant, he said. “My wife and I decided we needed more balance in our lives,” Bodette said. “The restaurant was a 24-7 thing. Even when you weren’t physically at the restaurant you were thinking about it. “It was time to make a change,” he added. “With our grandchildren getting older, it was time to move on.” The local restaurant business had become more difficult the past few years as well. “When the bridge (the closure of the Lake Champlain Bridge in 2009) and the economy both collapsed at the same time things became much more difficult,” Bodette said. “We never really recovered from the bridge closure.” Cindy Bodette now works for Mountain Lake Services in Westport. The couple still owns Crown Point Barbecue, but is trying to sell it, too. “We finished the season, fulfilled all our commitments,” Bodette said of the barbecue business. “Now we’d like to sell that.” Bodette is hopeful he will see many of his New York area friends visit Foster Motors, which is located at 2149 Route 7 South in Middlebury. “I’d be happy to have them come visit,” he said. “I’d love to have them stop by and see what we have to offer.” Bodette can be reached at 802-388-9961 or

Births Austin Karsen Ryan Austin was born to Kylie O'Connor and Brandon Austin of Ticonderoga Sept. 12, 2012, at 8:55 p.m. weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 19 inches long. Grandparents are Maurice and Kelly O’Connor of Ticonderoga, Joann and Jason Jordan of Ticonderoga and Mike and Karen Austin of Ticonderoga.

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November 17, 2012

Sell it local or sell it regionally! Call 1-800-989-4237 x115 today! or visit our self-service site at ADIRONDACK 2 houses and campground on 36 acres of land. All highly maintained. Asking $399,000. Contact Almost Heaven Realty at 518-494-7777.

CHESTERTOWN, NY Lg 2 bdrm, living room, dining room, kitchen, lg back yard, heat, hot water, plowing, appliances included, W/D Hook-up, Walt to town. Available Now! 518-494-4551 CROWN POINT Nice 1 bdrm, next to school, all utilities included. 518 -420-4651. $645/mo.


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HAS YOUR BUILDING SUFFERED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE FROM THE RECENT WEATHER? Contact Woodford Brothers for structural repairs on all types of buildings. At 1-800-653-2276 or

DELAWARE: FOR Sale Several NEW Ranch Homes! 55+ Peaceful Country setting with all amenities included. Low 100's, low taxes Call Today: 302-659-5800 and

FIREWOOD ONE YEAR Old Firewood cut/split/ delivered. $275 full cord. Chestertown area. 518-494-2321. SEASONED FIREWOOD $65 Face Cord, You Pick Up. Delivery Extra. 518-494-4788.

HOME IMPROVEMENT HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED Contact Woodford Bros. Inc. for straightening, leveling and foundation repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN / QUALITY, DURABLE AND AFFORDABLE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. Free on-site consultation. Call CB Structures 1-800-9400192 or REPLACEMENT WINDOWS $179 Installed. Double Hung Tilt-ins, Lifetime Warranty,Energy Star tax credit available. Call Now! 1-866272-7533www.usacustomwindow

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LOGGING LAVALLEE LOGGING is looking to harvest and purchase standing timber, primarily Spruce & White Pine Willing to pay New York State stumpage prices on all species. References available. Matt Lavallee, 518-6456351

REAL ESTATE 20 ACRES Free! Buy 40-get 60 acres. $0- Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee No Credit Checks! El Paso, Texas 1-800-843-7537

PROPERTY ON LAKE CLEAR Cottage, Senior couple, storage buildings, portable docks, everything refurbished or new. Call 904-4426189 NO REALTORS.

TREE SERVICE TREE WORK Professional climber with decades of experience w/anything from difficult removals to tasteful selected pruning. Fully equipped & insured. Michael Emelianoff (518) 2513936

APARTMENT 251 MAIN Street, North Creek, NY 2 BR/1 BA, 251 Main St. North Creek Lrg Balcony looks village, close to shops, ski bowl. Spacious w new bthrm. 1 sm pet may allow w approval. No fee. RENT:$600 518-251-0103 48 SPRING STREET, PORT HENRY, NY 2 BR/1 BA, Large lakeview property. Nice neighborhood. Hdwd fls. Offstreet pk. pl. Village sewer line. No pets/smoking. Utilities included. 750. Security. References. (919) 239-3791 $750 CHESTERTOWN NICE Large 1 bdrm ground floor, new carpet & paint. Huge bedroom, living rm & separate kitchen Located next to post office, convenient & walking distance to everything. Stove, refrig, heat, garbage pickup & plowing incl. Laundry facilities on premises. Available now. NO PETS. Call 796-7906 494-4551 PORT HENRY Downtown, short walk to groceries, shopping. 2 BR apartment. $465 per month. 802-363-3341. PORT HENRY 1 or 2 Bbdrm in village. Heat included. No smoking/ pets. Ref & Sec required. $600/m. 518-546-9759.

25,000 SQUARE FOOT BARN + 15 ACRES ONLY $89,900! Bring your horses- it's ready to go! Level, open land with beautiful views! Additional 60 acres next door available at a discount! Call (888)701-7509.

TICONDEROGA 2BDR, newly renovated, 2nd flr, hardwood flrs & tile, walking distance to village. $650/ mo. Heat & trash removal included. 586-1709. TICONDEROGA 1 bdrm, newly renovated, hardwood flrs, walking distance to village. $500/mo. Heat & trash removal included. 5861709. TICONDEROGA 2 Ground Flr, 1 Bdrm Apts suitable for 1-2 adults, furnished, includes all utilities heat, hot water, electric & cable TV. Laundry room on premises. References required. No smoking. No pets. 585-7394. TICONDEROGA 1 BR, Upper, Pad Factory by the River. Includes heat, hot water, trash & covered parking. Security, references & 1 year lease required. 518-3387213. $525/mo. TICONDEROGA DOWNSTAIRS apartment 1 bedroom on Warner Hill Road. Range & Refrigerator incl., cable avail, no pets/smoking. 518-585-6832. VILLAGE OF Port Henry 1 BR/ Stove, refrigerator, heat & water included. No smoking. No pets. $525/mo. 518-546-7584.

HOME FRIENDS LAKE 2BR Year Round with Beach Rights. $700/mo with 1 1/2 month security, No pets, No smoking 518-494-3101 HOME FOR Rent 19 Brook Street, Port Henry, new construction, very efficient, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, full basement, no pets, everything new, $800/mo. + utilities, deposit required. 518-5464091

Now Accepting Applications for 1 Bedroom Apartments RENT BASED ON INCOME

MORIAH 2 bdrm, nice modern kitchen, 1 1/2 baths, warm & easy to heat, porch & storage building, no pets. $750/mo. Heat & util. not included. 802-352-4362 TICONDEROGA 3 BR/2 BA, Private setting, Great Lake View, Washer/ Dryer, Snow Removal, No Pets, References and Deposit Required, $650 + Utilities 518-585-7654 TICONDEROGA 2 BR/1 BA, Private, Lake Views, Cozy, Wood Stove, Snow Removal, No Pets, References and Deposit Required $625 + Utilities 518-585-7654 TICONDEROGA 2 BR/1 BA, Private, Lake Views, Wood Stove, Snow Removal, No Pets, Unfurnished, References and Deposit Required $650+Utilities 518-5857654 WITHERBEE NICE House for Rent, 3 bedroom, garage, partially furnished, $700/mo., 772-2267791

TICONDEROGA SMALL 3 bdrm house, $695/mo., references & deposit required. 802-758-3276 TICONDEROGA 56A Race Track Road. COTTAGE w/1 bdrm, lrg combination living room/kitchen, full bath, lrg back yard, in front parking, heat supplied, must pay own electric, must supply own refrigerator, security & deposit required. $580/mo. (716) 741-2031

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified.SCHEV certified. Call 1800-494-2785

GARAGE SALE/ BARN SALE ATTN: GARAGE SALE ENTHUSIASTS! Buying or selling second-hand treasures?The NYS Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection, in conjunction with the Free Community Papers of New York, recommends checking the following websites to help assure that the item has not been recalled or the subject of a safety warning: http:/ and the Consumer Product Safety Commission at For other important recall and product safety information visit the Division of Consumer Protection at NORTH HUDSON, NY, YARD SALE 2940 US Rte 9, North Hudson, NY, Fri Nov 16- Sun Nov 18. Another HUGE yard sale being held indoors at the former N. Hudson Grocery store! New-used, lots of Christmas items and priced to sell! Fri-Sun 9am - 4pm Rain or Shine.

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ATTENTION Affordable Rentals for SENIORS - RETIREES - 50+ Six 1 bedroom apartments for rent. These will be for single persons and couples of age only. Available in November of 2012. No dogs or children. Extended leases available for long term with NO rent increase.

Location: 622 Tarbell Hill Rd., Moriah Cost: $450 per month + utilities Also: Coin operated laundry Convenient store in building Post Office across the street Essex County bus stop in front Secure Building, Key Entry only. Parking available

Call today 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom units at the base of scenic Gore Mountain. The units are spacious with lots of storage space and washer dryer hookups. Rent INCLUDES HEAT, trash removal, snow removal and maintentance. PET FRIENDLY. Rents are: 1 Bedroom: $600.00 FREE 2 Bedroom: $725.00 ELECTRIC 3 Bedroom: $850.00 for all new leases signed in November, 19 Peaceful Valley Ridge, North Creek, NY 2012 Please contact CRM Rental Management, Inc. at (518) 798-3900 for information.

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House for Rent North Hudson 1 Bedroom house w/garage 532-9323/9156

TICONDEROGA MT Vista Apts Ground floor 1 bdrm $513+; 2 bdrm $584+; 3 bdrm $598+ rent. Appliances/ trash/snow. No smokers. Rental assistance may be avail; must meet eligibility requirements. 518-584-4543 NYS TDD Relay Service 1-800-421-1220 Handicap Accessible Equal Housing Opportunity.

Lord Howe Estates Safe & Affordable housing serving the Elderly & Disabled 518-585-6696 • 54 Adirondack Drive, Ticonderoga, NY

ABANDONED FARM + 60 ACRES$79,900! Beautiful trout stream, awesome valley views, quality hardwood timber, great hunting! Below market price! Call (888)905-8847. ADIRONDACK 79 Acres, 20 min. to Whiteface, great for hunting or cross country skiing, road frontage, power, $69,000. 518-624-6055

GLENS FALLS, NY 2 bdrm, 1.5B, W/D, Livingroom, eat in kitchen, bk porch, basement, parking, 1st, last + 1 mo. sec. Ref. $725/mo. Non Smoking. 518-744-7697.

CHESTERTOWN 2 BR/ 1 BA, $800/mo.,+1 mo. Security. Heat & util. not included. No smoking, no pets. POTTERSVILLE2 BR/ 1 BA, $750/mo., + 1 mo. Security. Heat & util. not included. First tank of fuel oil will be supplied by owner. No smoking, no pets. Call Rental Department @ Gallo Realty 518-494-4600, ext. 15 or email rentaldepartment@galloreal, to request an application. References Required! rentaldepa

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HELP WANTED AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-296-7093 AIRLINES ARE HIRING -TRAIN FOR hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program.Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1-877-202-0386. DRIVER- $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months. Choose your hometime. $0.03 Quarterly Bonus. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569 EARN UP TO $75000!! Interviewing for FT/PT Positions Now. Training provided. Pharmacy/Dental/Vision Discount Plans. Call Now for Special Bonus! 1-877 -308-7959 X-231 EARN UP to $75000!! FT/PT. Training Available Pharmacy Discount Plans Call for Bonus1-877308-7959 ext231 HELP WANTED AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualifiedJob placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-296-7093 HELP WANTED Driver- $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months. Choose your hometime. $0.03 Quarterly Bonus. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569

HELP WANTED STUDENT EXCHANGE COORDINATOR: Recruit neighborhood volunteers & host families for international students. Previous experience hosting/ working with exchange students preferred, strong organization and communication skills required. Email resume: HELP WANTED!! EARN EXTRA income mailing our brochures from home! FREE Supplies!Genuine Opportunity! Start Immediately! HIRING: WORKERS Needed to Assemble Products at Home. No selling, $500 weekly potential. Info. 1985-646-1700 DEPT. CAD-4085 LIVE LIKE A POPSTAR. Now hiring 10 spontaneous individuals. Travel full time. Must be 18+. Transportation and hotel provided. Call Loraine 877-777-2091 NOW ACCEPTING!!! - up to $1000 WEEKLY PAID IN ADVANCE!!! MAILING BROCHURES or TYPING ADS ONLINE for our company. FREE Supplies! Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT. No Experience Needed!

HANDYMAN - P/T, flexible hours, to remove trees, light carpentry, mechanical. 518-499-1925.

HELP WANTED LOCAL BARTENDER PART-TIME Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494 is seeking a part time/fill-in bartender. Schedule will vary. Approx. 30 hr./wk. Minimum wage and tips. Applications are available after 2 PM at the Elks Lodge, 5 Tower Ave., Ticonderoga BUS DRIVER/CLEANER WANTED at Bolton Central School. Full time, second shift w/competitive salary & full benefits. Willing to train. Call (518) 644-2400 ext.101 for an application before 12/7/12. E.O.E. DRIVERS: CDL-B: Great Pay, Hometime! No-Forced Dispatch! New singles from Plattsburgh, NY Passport or Enhanced License req. 888-5674861 HELP WANTED- Full time auto title/accounting some knowledge required,will train, salary commensurate with experience, company benefits,send resume to 518-6233405.

STUDENT EXCHANGE COORDINATOR: To recruit neighborhood volunteers & host families for international students. Previous experience hosting/ working with exchange students preferred, strong organization and communication skills required. Email resume:

SCHROON LAKE Central School .4 FTE (afternoons) Reading & Elementary Ed Dual certification required Search reopened Deadline November 30, 2012 For more information log on to:

SURFING USA. Now hiring 10 spontaneous individuals. Travel full time. Must be 18+. Transportation and hotel provided. Call Shawn 800-716-0048

SEEKING RESPONSIBLE Caring Individual to provide care for two pre-school children in Schroon Lake Area 1-2 days per week. Full Background check required. Call Donna NPCS 518-320-6150

TOWN OF MORIAH BOARD OF ASSESSMENT & REVIEW OPENING The Town of Moriah Town Board will accept Letters of Interest for an opening on the Board of Assessment and Review. Mail letters of interest to: Town of Moriah Supervisor, 38 Park Place, Suite 1, Port Henry, NY 12974. For further information regarding the position contact the Town Clerk at 546-3341. Letters of Interest must be to the Town Board by December 6, 2012.

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Notice of Employment Opportunity Putnam Central School District Position: Food Service Worker, Breakfast Rate of Pay: $10.60 hourly - Part Time






The audience you need at a price you can afford — Perfect for hiring school administrators, medical personnel, truck drivers, etc.

Application Procedure: Application on website or contact school 547-8266

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PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6292, 24/7 Void/Illinois

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FARM PRODUCTS HAY FOR SALE 200 Round Bales w/net wrap, (4'x5') $30 each. 518-962-4452 NEW HOLLAND Spring-Point Harrow 64" width, double sled, drag. 518-623-3772. $240

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STEINBACH NUTCRACKERS 12 Original Stienbach Nutcrackers Pristine, Numbered, Paperwork Call (518) 438 1602

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NEW MEMBERS WANTED for St. Elizabeth's Christmas Choir. Community members welcomed. No auditions required. Rehearsals Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at St. Elizabeth's Church, Elizabethtown.


Westaff is recruiting on behalf of our client for 15 Crowd Control Associates to assist with the Black Friday holiday in Ticonderoga, New York. Candidates will be working in a retail environment and monitoring crowds of customers, directing foot traffic, and assist in inventory control and stacking product. Temporary position to start at 8pm, Thursday, 11/22/2012 and work until 6am for the Black Friday holiday. Employees will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen as well as complete a 4 hour training session on November 15, 2012.

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All hours including ovenights & weekends available Be able to work at least 20 hours per week Must have solid work history - own an insured vehicle VALID driver’s license - pass DMV & Criminal History Check We offer vacation pay, excellent bonus & week end premiums Glens Falls Office (518) 798-6811 Apply online @ E/O/E

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MULTI-ESTATE AUCTION at Gokey’s Auction Facility - I-87, Exit 29, North Hudson, NY

Excellent benefits, uniforms provided. Must have clean driver’s license. Experience preferred, but not necessary. Call or e-mail Bob Olden at Krystal Chrysler Jeep Dodge.

Saturday, November 17th @ 4PM Preview: 2:30PM to Start of Sale Sale will consist of the balance of 3 estates to include furniture, antiques, collectibles, porcelain, glassware, new giftware and more Auction held inside modern heated facility * Lunch Available Terms: Cash, Check, M/C & Visa 13% Buyers Premium (3% Discount for Cash or Check) All items sold absolute w/ no minimums or reserves

Previous applicants need not apply. phone 518-623-3405



fax 518-623-3432 e-mail

Sale Conducted by Gokey’s Auction Service AUCTIONEER– JOHN GOKEY CES,CAGA,RMI (518) 532-9323/9156

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November 17, 2012 FOR SALE $90 LAPTOPS, $30 TV's, $8.50 Smart Phones, $4.50 Jeans, $1 DVD's. Brand Name Electronics, Apparel, Furniture, Toys, Cosmetics from over 200 leading liquidators. Visit ASSORTED SILVER Plated Serving Pieces, $50. Please Call 518-2512511. BEADED JEWELRY Beading Parties available at your house. Party host receives gift. Reasonably priced. Little Red Pennies 518-597-3669.

MISCELLANEOUS SAWMILLS from only $3997.00- MAKE AND SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: 1800-578-1363 Ext. 300N MOTORIZED TRAVEL Chair new batteries, excellent condition. 518222-1338. $1,200 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/ 1800-578-1363 Ext.300N SKIS (2 pair) Cross Country, Rosignol, Alpino men's boots & bindings, Size 45, $125. Back Country, bindings fit regular hiking boots, $75. Charlie 518-623-2197.

BEARCAT ECHO 5" Tow Behind Wood Chipper has 20hp Honda VTwin engine with 14.9kw. The working hours are 14.1. Like brand new, purchased in 2007 for $8,453. Currently located at Falls Farm & Garden in Hudson Falls, NY. Call 518-747-5252 ask for Tim or Wade CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $189 each. Others 4-sale 1-516377-7907 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Unique - 1 of a kind, solid Teak, custom made in Thailand, all hand carved, excellent condition, could also be a great Bar or Armoire, 40"wide x 67" high x 26" deep, $950. 518-251-2511 KURBY CENTRIA Vacuum Cleaner with shampoo kit. 518-623-5444. $800 LIONEL TRAIN Set, complete, no boxes, with tracks. Also tracks loose in box. I will pay shipping. Schroon Lake area. 518-532-9841 $75 ROCKWELL UNIPLANE Model 22 -300 Used, very good condition with instruction/operating manual $100.00. Call 518-585-7554

LEGALS Times of Ti Legal Deadline Monday @ 3:00pm Please Send Legals By EMAIL To:

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 54 LELAND LLC. Art. Of Org filed with NY Dept of State on 10/15/2012. Office location: Essex County. Bus. Addr.: 54 Leland Ave, Schroon Lake, NY 12870. Sec of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Julia Pitkin-Shantz, 54 Leland Ave, Schroon Lake, NY 12870-0540. Purpose: acquire land with buildings. T T- 1 0 / 2 7 - 1 2 / 1 / 1 2 6TC-20665 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF TICONDEROGA FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL FIRE DISTRICT ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Election of the Ticonderoga Fire District to fill the position of one (1) commissioner for the term of Five (5) years will be held on TUESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2012 from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. at the Ticonderoga Fire House, 60 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, NY. All persons who have been a resident of the Ticonderoga Fire District for at least 30 days and are registered voters will be eligible to vote in this election. Candidates interested in being placed on the voting ballot for the position of Fire Commissioner must submit their request in

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SNOW TIRES 4- Nordsman 2, 215/60/16, 3,000 miles, $300; Vermont Castings Coal/Wood Insert $500. Call 518-338-3060. SUN TEC Skylite new 2'x 4' to fit 24" rafter space. New costs $408 + tax, sell $250 OBO. 518-668-3367. WONDERFUL WATER Trampoline, called Aquajump or RAVE, 15' across top, perfect condition. $1000 OBO. 518-547-8469.

FURNITURE BUNK BEDS black metal w/2 bunk bed mattresses $270. Bunk bed only $170 OBO. 518-668-3367 COUNTER CHAIRS Highback oak swivel used 3 mnths WoodCrate $125ea firm 518-494-2270

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writing to: Paul LaRock, TFC Secretary, P.O. Box 127 Ticonderoga, NY 12883 no later than W e d n e s d a y . November 21, 2012. Paul LaRock, Secretary Ticonderoga Fire Commission. TT-10/27-11/17/124TC-20666 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF W H I T E H A T D E V E L O P M E N T, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/01/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 205 Samuel Ct, Schenectady, NY 12306. Purpose: any lawful activities. TT-11/10-12/15/126TC-20720 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SOS BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11.01.12. Office location, County of Essex. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Couch White, LLP, PO Box 22222, Albany, NY 122012222. Purpose: any lawful act. TT-11/10-12/15/126TC-20724 ----------------------------ESSEX COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Essex County Board of Supervisors will hold and conduct a public hearing at the Supervisors Chambers in the Essex County Government Center,

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7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, New York on the 26 day of November, 2012 at 6:45 p.m., to consider th proposed Local Law No. 5 of 2012 entitled A Local Law to Override the Tax Levy limit established in General Municipal Law §3-c. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that at said public hearing to be held at the time and place set forth above, the Essex County Board of Supervisors will consider this proposed local law and hear all persons interested therein concerning the same. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the full text of such proposed local law may be obtained upon request from the Clerk of the Essex County Board of Supervisors. Dated: November 5, 2012 Deborah L. Palmer, Clerk Essex County Board of Supervisors P.O. Box 217, Court Street Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3353 T T- 11 / 1 7 / 1 2 - 1 T C 20743 ----------------------------TICONDEROGA FIRE DISTRICT 60 MONTCALM STREET TICONDEROGA, NY 12883 There seems to be a misconception about the Budget of the Ticonderoga Fire District. We as the Board of Fire Commissioners would like to clear this up. First the Board of Fire Commissioners is comprised of 5 Residents of the Fire District, who are elected 1 each year for a term of 5 years. This election is held every year on the second Tuesday of December. There is an appointed position of Treasurer and that

appointment is made at the Regular meeting in December. All meetings of the Board are held on the Third Monday of Each month, except for January and February due to Legal Holidays. The Ticonderoga Fire District is a taxing district just as the Town and the several different departments, only that the Town Board has no jurisdiction over the Fire Districts Budget. The Fire Districts Budget therefore does not affect the Town’s Tax Cap. The Town is required by Law to include the Fire Districts Budget into the tax rolls, collect the amount and issue payment to the district. The Fire District Budget is for this coming fiscal year at $350,180. The Operating budget is down from last year of $333,590. Compared to this year of $320,180. This year and the coming years there will be 2 Capital Reserves of $15,000 each. These Capital Reserves will help us complete some of our long term goals and help reduce the cost of borrowing large amounts to fund the Normal Operations of the Fire District. In 2018 alone we will have to replace all of the Air Packs and the Air Compressor. This alone could be up to a $200,000 project. As far as the Radio Project that Essex County is upgrading, this is a project that has been in the works for 5+ years. We are currently dispatched on High Band, Because of the large expense of this project the county decided to stay with Low Band Paging. There are only 4-5 Companies that are dispatched currently on High Band. This leads us to having to purchase "new" pagers. These pagers cost around $400. Each. We have

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very proud of what we provide to the Residents of the Town of Ticonderoga, and strive for excellence each and every day. Sincerely, Ticonderoga Board of Fire Commissioners Calvin Cross Jason Parent Betty Mason Raymond Thatcher Paul LaRock T T- 11 / 1 7 / 1 2 - 1 T C 20744 ----------------------------NOTICE OF PUBLIC I N F O R M AT I O N A L MEETING ESSEX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS REPLACEMENT OF ELK DRIVE BRIDGE (TOWER AVENUE) OVER LACHUTE RIVER TOWN OF TICONDEROGA, NY PROJECT IDENTIFICATION NO. (PIN) 1757.60 BRIDGE IDENTIFICATION NO. (BIN) 330252-0 The Essex County Department of Public Works has announced that a public informational meeting will be held to discuss the p r o p o s e d Replacement of the Elk Drive Bridge, (Tower Avenue) over the LaChute River. The meeting will be held at Town of T i c o n d e r o g a Community Building located at 132 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, NY on November 27, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. The County in cooperation with GreenmanPedersen Inc., the New York State Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration is developing design alternatives for the replacement of the Elk Drive Bridge. The project proposes to replace the structurally deficient bridge with a new structure that will provide a minimum service life of 75 years; eliminate or

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improve non-standard conditions in the safest and most economical methods; provide pedestrian access that complies with ADA Guidelines within the project limits; improve bicycle access within the project limits; and blend with the historic aesthetic character of the surrounding community. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups, officials, and local agencies. The County is specifically soliciting comments on the development of alternatives for the project and comments on the project s social, economic and environmental effects. This public informational meeting is part of the continuing efforts by Essex County, the New York State Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration to encourage public input into the development of transportation projects. Please advise Mr. Christopher C. Cornwell, P.E., Project Manager of Greenman Pedersen, Inc. if any additional accommodations will be required to facilitate your participation in this public meeting. Mr. Cornwell can be reached at Greenman- Pedersen, Inc; 80 Wolf Road, Suite 300, Wolf Road, Albany NY 12205, by telephone at (518) 453-9431 x 209 or via email at m. Further information on the project may be obtained from Mr. Cornwell at the above address or Mr. Anthony J. LaVigne, Essex County Superintendent of Public Works, 8053 US Route 9, Elizabethtown, New

York 12932 or by telephone at (518) 8733666. TT-11/17-11/24/122TC-20749 ----------------------------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Moriah Fire District #1 will hold a public election on December 11, 2012 from 7-9 PM at the Moriah Fire House on Tarbell Hill road in Moriah, NY to elect one Fire Commissioner to a 5 year term and 1 Treasurer to 3 year term. All persons who have been a resident of the Moriah Fire District # 1 for at least 30 days and are registered voters will be eligible to vote is this election. T T- 11 / 1 7 / 1 2 - 1 T C 20748 ----------------------------PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: CROWN POINT FIRE DISTRICt annual Fire District Election notice is hereby given that a public election of the Crown Point Fire District to fill the positions of 2 Commissioners for a term of 5 years and 1 year will be held on Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Crown Point Fire Hall 2764 Main St. Crown point, NY. Candidates interested in being placed on the ballot for the position of Fire Commissioner must submit their request in writing to: Jennifer Palmer, Crown Point Fire Dist. Secretary, PO Box 194, Crown Point, NY 12928 No later than Wednesday Nov. 21, 2012. Please specify 1 or 5 year term on your request. Jennifer Palmer Secretary/ Treasurer Crown Point Fire District T T- 11 / 1 7 / 1 2 - 1 T C 42165 -----------------------------

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MOBILE HOME 96 COLONY 14X80, Mobile Home, 3br/2ba, master bathroom has jet tub, deck, gardens,appraised at $23,000 but selling at $20,000 obo 518-5725468.

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