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Champlain bridge demolished

The storied Lake Champlain Bridge (circa 1929-2009) met its fate Monday, Dec. 28 as a total of 500 charges of explosives were ignited, causing 2.2 million pounds of steel and asphalt to plunge into the lake. Photos by Nancy Frasier

By Fred Herbst fred@denpubs.com CROWN POINT — After more than 80 years of service, the Lake Champlain Bridge has been retired. The span, which was closed Oct. 16 after structural problems were discovered, was demolished Dec. 28 to make way for a new bridge. “It was a little sad,” said Nancy

Frasier, Times of Ti photographer, who covered the demolition. “After all these years to see it come down like that was sad.” Construction of a new bridge is planned to start in the spring with completion targeted for summer 2011. A new ferry service is being readied near the former bridge in Crown Point to serve motorists while a new structure is being

Winter Carnival buttons on sale By Chris Morris denpubs@denpubs.com SARANAC LAKE — It’s a tradition synonymous with Saranac Lake winters – and it doesn’t have anything to do with registering the coldest temperatures in the continental United States. The 2010 Winter Carnival buttons are now on sale at a bevy of locations throughout Saranac Lake. Winter Carnival Committee member Barb Martin said the buttons cost three dollars apiece this year. Businesses selling buttons include: Adirondack Liquor, Ampersound, Amanda’s Motel, Blue Line, Blue Moon Cafe, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Captain Cook’s, Hyde’s Mobil and Nicen-Easy, Kinney Drugs, Lake View Deli, Post Office Pharmacy, Rite-Aid, Rice Furniture, The Waterhole #3, Duso’s Crescent Bay Marina, Ace Hardware, Adirondack Bank (both branch locations), the Saranac Lake Adult Center, Bear Essentials, Belleville & Associates, Borealis Color, Community Bank (both branch locations), Charlie’s Inn, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Fact & Fiction Bookshop, Grizle T’s, Gus’s

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built. The Ticonderoga ferry is also running with the help of anti-ice measures. The Lake Champlain Bridge opened Aug. 26, 1929, with two governors — New York’s Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vermont’s John L. Weeks — leading the festivities. This week’s demolition was nearly as festive. Hundreds of people turned out in New York and Vermont to watch as the bridge

was imploded and crashed into the lake. Public viewing areas were set up at Port Henry Beach and Bulwagga Bay in New York as well as along Route 125 in Vermont. The spectacle was televised live and broadcast on the internet. It was covered by more than 100 media members. Snow and fog at the time of the demolition limited visibility to a half mile.

Sirens sounded 10, 5 and 1 minute before the demolition to warn people of the blast, but many of those watching missed the actual explosion because it happened so quickly — in about 2 seconds. Slow-motion replays of the event showed a series of 500 charges exploding along the 2,184foot bridge and its collapse. “I could see it well,” said

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Essex supervisors mull last-minute cuts Last-ditch effort to reduce department head raises fails By Matt Bosley matt@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The explosives on the Champlain Bridge were not the only fireworks on display the morning of Dec. 28. The Essex County Board of Supervisors held their End of Annual meeting, which started at roughly the same time the bridge was blown apart by explosives. Four supervisors were initially absent from the meeting as they attended the bridge’s demolition, and their absence cleared the way for a last-minute effort to undo spending plans. However, that effort ultimately failed to change any prior decisions. At the heart of the debate were two resolutions establishing 2010 salaries for non-union county employees, also referred to as management-confidential. Nearly all the positions were set to receive a 4.25 percent raise, based on the percentage granted to unionized employees in their negotiations. But as St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency pointed out, many of the elected and appointed officials mentioned in the first resolution have salaries much higher than unionized employees. “When you take salary as large as theirs compared to some of the lower

ones, that is a fairly decent wage increase,” said Morency, suggesting the county could save money by trimming the percentage back for department heads. The same argument had been posed at previous committee meetings, but support for the full raises prevailed, led heavily by Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava.

“When you take salary as large as theirs compared to some of the lower ones, that is a fairly decent wage increase.”

— St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency

“His feeling and mine is, being as we have planned to put a committee in place to look at each and every department head salary, that this would suffice,” said Ticonderoga Supervisor Rob Dedrick, referring to plans to establish a three-to-five-year salary schedule for management-confidential employees. Scozzafava was absent, however, as were Cathy Moses (R-Schroon Lake), Dale French (R-Crown Point), and Robert Dobie (D-North Hudson). All had previously voted in favor of the

full raises. Their absences counted as ‘no’ votes at the End of Annual meeting. That, combined with the ‘no’ votes of Morency, Lori Lincoln-Spooner (R-Willsboro), Roby Politi (R-Lake Placid), Bill Ferebee (R-Keene), and Randy Preston (IWilmington), amounted to enough weighted vote to defeat the first resolution. “I could not support the [2010] budget because it had across-the-board 4.25 percent increases, and I cannot support this now,” said Preston. “I think 4.25 percent for anybody in this economy is wrong and that’s how I’m going to vote.” Ferebee motioned to instead increase the department head salaries by two percent, a proposal that had first been approved at a Nov. 25 budget workshop, but was not adopted as part of the 2010 budget. Politi and Morency said two percent would be more in line with raises scheduled for most town employees this year, and Ferebee said it was fair considering that county supervisors agreed to take no increase in pay. County Manager Dan Palmer said lower raises for certain county employees “just doesn’t make sense,” as non-union employees have traditionally been given the same raises as those belonging to the union. Newcomb Supervisor George Canon agreed, but was the only one to vote against the

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Sex charges brought against Bloomingdale teen By Chris Morris denpubs@denpubs.com TUPPER LAKE — A 16-year-old male from Bloomingdale has been charged with engaging in sexual acts with a pair of underage victims. Tupper Lake Village Police took the teen into custody on Dec. 21 at 4:15 p.m. following an investigation into allegations that he committed sexual acts with two children, ages 8 and 9. According to Police Chief Tom Fee, the investigation was launched on Dec. 13 after family members advised officers the children may have been involved in a “sexual act committed by the suspect in the month of July 2009.” A subsequent investigation revealed the victims allegedly engaged in oral sex with the suspect on one occasion in July. So far, the suspect has been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual act – a class B felony. He’s also been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. Following arraignment in Tupper Lake Village Court, the teen was released to the custody of his parents and is currently under supervision of the Franklin County Probation Department. The name of the suspect is being withheld due to potential youthful offender status. Chief Fee thanked the several family members who helped in the investigation. “Without their courage and convictions this crime may have never been discovered,” he said in a release. “The Department will continue to aggressively investigate crimes against innocent victims and encourage all parents and community members to be vigilant.”

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Trustees pass water meter law, award contracts SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Board of Trustees approved a local law Dec. 21 that allows for the installation of new water meters at homes throughout the village. The legislation states that no premises – businesses included – may receive water from the municipal system until a meter is installed. Meters will be hooked up to water service pipes and – quote – “a radio transmitter reading device is installed in or on the exterior of the building being served.” Trustees passed the law four votes to one. Jeff Branch was opposed to the law for a number of reasons, stating that too many questions were left unanswered. Branch said he wasn’t convinced that water rates wouldn’t increase following installation. “I understand the importance of this,” he said. “But I think not knowing how much this will increase water costs – and let’s not make any assumptions that it’s not – I can’t vote yes because I think it’s going to go up significantly, just as it did last time meters went in.” Mayor Tom Michael argued that water meters allow the village to generate revenue based on usage. Currently, the village charges a flat rate. “So a home with two people pays the same as a family with four kids,” he said. “Some people will save money, and others will pay their fair share.” During the public hearing that preceded the vote, Molly Hann of Park Avenue said she and her husband were considering purchasing a meter in order to conserve both water and money. “Then we heard about this grant and thought, well, if the village is getting a grant for this we might as well save ourselves a few hundred dollars and be able to take advantage of this great opportunity,” she said. “Right now, we live in a three-bedroom house and we’re paying bulk rate for two of us which is kind of stupid of us to be doing. But we figure at this point this law will be passed and we’ll do it and it will get taken care of.”

The only other resident to speak was Paul Knapp of Jenkins Street. He was opposed to the law, noting first-and-foremost the intrusion onto private property by the village. “A lot of questions come up with this meter,” Knapp said. “You want to pass a local law that says you can cut into my water line that I’m responsible for. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s always been that you maintain from the curb-stop on the meter all the way to your house. And now, part of what I’ve owned and maintained for 34 years, you want to cut into and insert a meter that you now own and I have no responsibility for.” Another issue that sparked some debate among trustees was the issue of homeowners who traditionally leave their water running during winter months to keep pipes from freezing. In some cases, residents who winter in the south will leave a faucet running for several months. Following public hearing, the board passed the local law and passed two subsequent bills for purchase and installation of the water meters. The first bill authorized the village to purchase meters from E.J. Prescott Inc. at a cost of $387,873. In a previous meeting, the board opted to take the advice of Barton & Loguidice – the village’s engineering consultant – and go with Prescott’s bid for 2,300 new meters. All trustees were in favor of the bill except Branch. The final bill on the evening’s docket was for meter installation. Trustees moved to authorize a contract with Troupe Water Services LLC at a cost of $491,432. Branch was opposed, as was John McEneany, who said he couldn’t vote for installation until a few more details were hammered out.

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SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack residents know the environmental and economic risks posed by the spread of invasive species. Now, a North Country politician wants to make the human transport of invasives illegal. Teresa Sayward has introduced legislation in the state Assembly that would make the transfer of aquatic invasive species between bodies of water illegal. She says lake stewards throughout the Adirondack Park are limited in their current role. “When people come in with their boats and they’re preparing to launch, these folks who are manning these boat launch sites – usually they’re all volunteers – suggest that people wash their boats off,” Sayward said. “But that’s all they can do is suggest it.” Under current state law, boaters aren’t required to wash boats or check for potential invasives – like Eurasian milfoil – that have hitched a ride on trailers or equipment. Sayward’s legislation aims to give

those stewards a means of enforcing violations when they occur. “Even if someone notices there’s milfoil on the boat or something else, there’s no teeth there for them to say that they have to wash the boats off, so they have to let them launch their boats,” she said. In the past several years, invasive species have hit the Adirondacks hard, and statewide, new species are being identified on a regular basis. Sayward says her legislation could establish a precedent for dealing with invasives in the future. “We have plant invasives, and now we’re worried about the beetles that will come in and destroy our trees up here,” she said. “We needed to have something done and the state Department of Environmental Conservation quite frankly hasn’t put anything forward. So I worked with Lake George and the town of Speculator and we put this bill out that would make it illegal to transport invasive species in New York State.” The bill makes the transport of invasives illegal. It also gives

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have started to think that the people that prepare those product warning labels are making fun of us. Maybe it’s just a symptom of the litigious nation that we have become. Some of the warning labels seem to have been written with humor or sarcasm in mind. I offer the following By Scot Hurlburt as proof. Warning on a 5 inch fishing lure with a three pronged hook; “harmful if swallowed.” Gee, there’s a surprise. Warning on baby stroller; “remove child before folding.” Could there be a parent so bereft that they would actually fold their child into a stroller? Warning on a household iron; “never iron clothes while they are being worn.” Sadly I can envision a scenario where this could happen. Warning on Conair hair dryer; “do not use in the shower or while sleeping.” This warning is obviously aimed at time efficiency experts that want to make the best use of their time by multi tasking. There may be a deeper message imbedded in the warning only understood by persons with an I.Q of 150 or better. Warning on hotel shower cap; “fits one head only.” This could be aimed at conjoined twins possibly or environmentalists seeking to save water by showering together? Warning on fireplace lighter; “do not use near fire, flames or spark.” Given the warning, how is the user supposed to use the lighter if they cannot use near fire, it’s a lighter, it creates fire? Warning on a can of self defense pepper spray; “caution, spray may irritate the eyes.” This warning is obviously aimed at self loathing consumers that are contemplating making themselves even more miserable. Warning on knife sharpener; “caution, knives may be sharp”. This may be aimed at consumers that are not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Instructions on an American Airlines bag of peanuts; “Open package, eat nuts.” Maybe there are passengers that are absoloutely paralyzed with indecision. Open the bag, don’t open the bag. Eat the peanuts, don’t eat the peanuts. A quick glance at the bag solves the problem for the most indecisive person. Warning on chainsaw; “never use hand to stop moving chain.” This one is a no brainer, in other words, if you grab a moving saw chain, you have no brain. Warning on TV remote; “not dishwasher safe.” This warning may be addressing the people that take cleanliness just a little too far. Warning on box of rat poison, “causes cancer in laboratory mice.” Maybe the manufacturer is letting the consumer know that their rat poison may be a cancer risk to them as humans share the same essential DNA that mice have. In other words, don’t eat the rat poison because you might get cancer or in the short run; worse. Warning on Cycle Aware bike helmet mounted mirror, “objects seen in the mirror are actually behind you.” The warning should say, do not ride a bike if you can’t figure out that the objects in the mirror are behind you. Warning on Halloween Batman costume, “this costume does not give the wearer the ability to fly.” Be safe, read the warning labels, it might save your life or just make you laugh. Remember, all kids count.

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ccording to a recent poll, Americans think winter is the pits. Indeed, winter’s approval rating has dropped to 17 percent – the lowest approval rating of any season ever – and only three Americans plan on voting for winter in the 2010 midterm election. To put winter’s dire straits in context, consider that summer’s numbers didn’t even drop this low in 1816, the infamous “Year Without a Summer” (when summer whiled away June through September in Vegas, heedless of how its irresponsible behavior might affect crops and suntans throughout the northern hemisphere). True, the poll I mentioned wasn’t particularly scientific – or even particularly real, seeing that I made it up in order to appear authoritative – but I think it’s safe to say that winter gets a worse rap than spring, summer, or fall. And while a fictional 17 percent of Americans might argue that winter doesn’t deserve its bad rap, I’ve found myself thinking more and more that it does. For instance, about a year ago, I used this space to denounce winter in the Midwest – where I went to school – as “a cold, bleak snooze-fest.” I claimed that, as a downhill skier, I loved winter in the Adirondacks, but insisted that spending winter in the barren flatlands of Ohio appealed to me about as much as attending a Barry Manilow concert – and while I love Barry Manilow’s records, his live show is the pits. But since returning to Saranac Lake, I’ve realized that Dean Martin had it right – “absence” really does “make the heart grow fonder.” I only thought I loved winter in the Adirondacks because I didn’t have to put up with it for a few years. I idealized Adirondack winters, failing to remember that, while they might offer world-class skiing, they’re essentially as cold, bleak, and tedious as Midwestern winters. Think about it: whether you spend your winters in the Midwest or the Adirondacks, the sun tends to set around dawn, the air tends to drop below room temperature – the only temperature I’ll tolerate – and, if you make the mistake of going outside at the witching hour, the Abominable Snowman tends to stalk you through the woods, begging for cigarettes and Jell-O pudding cups. Then again, I don’t recall viewing winter as such a soul-crushing waking nightmare when I was growing up. I’d like to say

SATURDAY January 2, 2010 that I’ve suppressed all my childhood memories of enduring sub-room temperatures and trying to shake the Abominable Snowman, but I haven’t. And what’s worse, I look back on all those memories with an emotion I can only describe as fondness. So I think the real reason I don’t recall seeing winter as a soul-crushing waking nightmare during my childhood is that I actually didn’t see winter as a soul-crushing waking By Dan Leonidas nightmare during my childhood. Embittered, winter-hating adults might find such a claim hard to accept, but I have reason to believe it. See, I recently substitute taught in a kindergarten classroom on a cold, snowy day, and, while on recess duty, I made a shocking observation: the children genuinely enjoyed playing in the snow. They laughed and pranced about the playground as if they didn’t realize they were supposed to scowl and complain endlessly about the awful weather. At first, I blamed the kids’ behavior on the effects of hypothermia – I figured they were experiencing the kind of euphoric hallucinations that might or might not result from rapid decreases in body temperature. But after a while, when the children didn’t slip into unconsciousness, I had to admit they were simply having fun. And a memory from my own elementary-school days flashed across my mind: it was recess on a bright, frigid winter day, and I was running from a bigger kid as he pelted me with snowballs. I should’ve been terrified – especially when the bigger kid began shouting that he planned to bury me alive in a snow bank – but I was laughing hysterically, enjoying the chase. I didn’t even care when the bigger kid buried me alive in a snow bank. As I remembered burrowing my way out into the sunlight moments before I would have asphyxiated, I realized that winter might inconvenience and irritate us adults, but it serves an important purpose – it keeps us tough, even if we grow weary of its methods as we age. And so, come November, winter can count on at least four votes.

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nowing the best ways to use coupons and match them to low-priced sales gives shoppers a huge advantage compared to paying full price at the grocery store. Stocking up when items are at very low prices is, of course, another factor in saving big on the items we buy often. So what’s the third component to super-couponing success? For me, it’s organizing and using my coupons as efficiently as possible. The newspaper may contain 40 or more coupons each week. That’s a lot of paper to potentially manage. And truthfully, I do not want to cut all of those coupons out then keep track of lots of little loose pieces of paper, sorting them by product type and category and watching expiration dates. That can quickly become a job in itself! Instead, I’ve become a big fan of a “clipless” system for handling coupon inserts, called clipless because, well, it means you will clip less! Instead of cutting each coupon out, I save the entire insert each week. I store the inserts in an accordion file, which can be found in any store that carries office supplies. I place the current month’s coupon inserts in the front pocket of the file and the previous month’s in the next divider, and so on. There are many weeks when I don’t even flip through the insert when it arrives, I simply stick it in the file so I know where it is. The important thing is to keep all of the inserts together in one place, so that you have all of your coupons on hand when it’s time to plan shopping trips. Another nice thing about this method is that it ensures you keep all of your coupons, not just the ones that you think you’ll use. It eliminates the “beginner mistake” of cutting just the coupons you think you’ll use and then throwing the rest of the coupon insert away. Super-couponers know discarding the “unnecessary” coupons means you’ll also throw away coupons for items that will be free later. Now, if frozen peas go on sale for $1, you know that the $1 coupon for the peas offered in last month’s paper is still on hand, waiting for you to cut it out and go get some free veggies! Keeping all of the inserts intact and storing them together is the first step in this process. Then, when I am ready to plan this week’s shopping trips, I

turn to the Internet to help me determine which coupons to clip. There are many coupon Web sites that will actually give a list of every item currently on sale in your area grocery store and match the coupons to the sales for you. Each of these sites operates on the understanding you have saved all of your coupon inserts. The site By Jill Cataldo tells you exactly which insert the coupon you need for a particular item appears in. An example? A site may say “Spreadable butter is on sale for $1.69. Use the $1.25 coupon from 11/16 SS and take it home for 44 cents.” The reference to “11/16 SS” tells an informed shopper exactly which coupon insert the coupon appears in — in this case, the Nov. 16 edition of the SmartSource coupon insert. If you look at your coupon inserts, you’ll notice each one has a name at the top. These Web sites will tell you exactly which insert your coupon appears in by date and name. You then simply pull that insert from your file, clip just the coupon you need and replace the insert in the file for later use. On my Web site, www.supercouponing.com, I’ve got a link on the home page called “Getting Started.” This section of my site illustrates the method in more detail and contains links to many popular coupon Web sites that will help you plan shopping trips with ease.

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his morning, my 2-year-old daughter made me very proud. She found a seed catalog, a pillow, and a blanket, climbed up onto the couch, and proudly proclaimed she was going to “read a book.” I guess I’m training my kids early. Whether you are a novice seed catalog user, like my daughter, or have purchased quite a few seeds through the mail, there are always a few tips to help make the transaction easier. The first thing to do is to become familiar with some of the common terms. One that can be seen more and more frequently is the phrase “pelleted seed.” Seeds that are very small, and therefore difficult to handle, can now be purchased in a pelleted form. These seeds are coated with substance to make them larger, and easier to plant. You will probably get fewer seeds per packet, but the ability to hold and plant one seed at a time may outweigh the cost difference! Other seeds will state they are treated. This means the seeds went through a heat or chemical treatment to kill any possible fungus. Some fungal diseases can be transferred through the seed. Most organic seeds are untreated, but you can carefully treat seeds at home using a hot water bath to kill fungal spores. See next weeks column for more information on this. Another possibility when purchasing seeds is to find vari-

eties that have been bred for disease resistance. If you know powdery mildew, rust, or another disease is often a problem for you, look for cultivars that state they are disease resistant or tolerant. Varieties may vary between seed catalogs, so review several to find the best choices for your situation. And, finally, don’t get too carried away. I find my seed catalogs very tempting during the winter months! Seeing all the wonderful photos of summer vegetables and flowers makes it easy to overestimate what I can actually fit into my garden when spring comes around! Anne Lenox Barlow is the horticulture educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County. CCE offices may be reached in Clinton County at 561-7450; Essex County, 962-4810; and Franklin County, 483-7403. E-mail your questions to askMG@cornell.edu.


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SARANAC LAKE — Time to dust off that unicycle and mark your calendar for the Fifth Annual Saranac Lake Talent Show, Saturday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. in the Harrietstown Town Hall. The Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community is the sponsor of the show. This year, in lieu of having a Harvest Dinner and placing various names in a hat, AUUC asked for interested non profit groups to submit at letter stating why their group should partner with AUUC and be the beneficiary of 60% of the funds raised. The Executive Board of AUUC announce that this year ’s partner is Lift Mount Pisgah. The Talent Show Committee will organize, direct, screen the talent, work lights, stage the show, create the program booklet, create promotional materials, run the concession at intermission, and MC the event. Lift Mount Pisgah will help in the following ways: promote the event, sell advertising space in the program, sell tickets before and on the night of the show, and assist in other ways when needed. “We are hoping for a bigger and better than ever show this year. The committee would appreciate it if all those talented folks out there will fill out their applications and get them in as soon as possible,” said Jason Brill, Talent Show Master of Ceremonies. The very first Talent Show raised close to $4,500 for the Siena Project, which helped send 25 High School choristers to Siena, Italy. In subsequent years, Pendragon Theatre’s Arts in Education Program, the Tri-Lakes Humane Society, and The Adirondack Carousel were the recipients of the shared proceeds that have totaled more than $6000. There will be an esteemed panel of judges again this year that will do the final judging on the acts. This year ’s show will have five categories: Ages 5-12, 13-18, 19-55, 56-100 and an Ensemble category for groups of performers. There will be first and second prizes awarded for each category and again this year the audience favorite will perform at the Winter Carnival Rotary Show. We hope to have 20 to 25 acts in this year ’s show,” said Brill. Performance time is limited to three minutes. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so those interested are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications can be picked up and returned to Borealis Color on Main Street. There is a non-refundable $5 application fee. If you have any questions or if you would like an application by e-mail, please call 891-0182 or e-mail info@adkuu.org.

LAKE PLACID — Residents and visitors are invited to learn about and actually play the sport of Pickleball Thursday evenings at the Lake Placid Elementary School Gym beginning Jan. 7 from 7:30-9 p.m. Pickleball is a paddle/court sport that combines the features of tennis, ping pong, paddle tennis and badminton, with a few unique twists of its own. It is played indoors or outdoors on a court about half the size of a tennis court. With either singles or doubles game, it is fast paced with a minimum of running but lots of action. Just show up in workout clothes and sneakers each Thursday evening. Equipment will be provided as will be explanation of the rules and techniques of play. For further details contact Bill Borzilleri at 523-0209.

Blood pressure clinic Jan. 8 SARANAC LAKE — High Peaks Hospice will hold blood pressure clinic at Saranac Village at Will Rogers on Jan. 8, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This clinic is free and open to the public. Please call High Peaks Hospice at 891-0606 or Saranac Village at Will Rogers at 891-7117 for more information.

Regional WIB meeting Jan. 8 SARANAC LAKE – The Regional Workforce Investment Board will meet in conjunction with the North Country Workforce Partnership at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8 in the Large Conference Room of the Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake. The board will be hearing a presentation on Green Collar Jobs. Please call 561-4295 x 3071 for agenda information. The meeting is open to the public.

Adult Driver Safety class Jan. 23 SARANAC LAKE — A one-day driver safety program designed for adults will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Saranac Lake Adult Center, 136 Broadway. The program is offered by the AARP but is open to adults of any age. Those who complete it qualify for auto insurance discounts from most companies. Program hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including lunch and breaks. Participants should bring driver ’s license, pencil or pen and lunch. Coffee, tea and break snacks will be provided. Cost is $12 for AARP members (must show current membership card) and $14 for non-members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call the Saranac Lake Adult Center, 891-2980 before Jan. 20.

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Why do we choose to live in the Adirondacks? It's all about the wild lands, the lakes, rivers mountains and the wonderful characters that share such treasures!

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hen my oldest daughter left for college in New York City several years ago, I knew she was in for culture shock. She had been born and raised in the small town life of the Adirondacks. Fresh out of high school, she was beginning a whole new life in the ultra-zone of the world’s greatest metropolis. I knew the congestion, pace and population would be overwhelming, yet exciting at the same time. She was moving from a region with a population density of only 5-9 people per square mile to an island with 66,173 people per square mile. The Adirondack land mass could easily encompass over 3,142 Manhattan Islands and the student population of New York University alone, comprised nearly half the population year round Park residents. Within a week of constant exposure to the routines of city life, her complaints were not with the people, rather, she had issues with her surroundings. The major shock was environmental not cultural. “There are few trees, Dad. And almost no grass,” she explained. “And my legs really hurt! Everywhere I walk, it’s hard pavement, tile or cement. I never realized how soft walking on grass is.” “And,” she continued, “There is absolutely no silence. It’s always busy with people, sirens or something. Even in my dorm room, there’s always some sort of background noise. You just can never tune it out!” “There’s no fresh air either,” she continued, "No gentle breeze. It’s always stale or smells like something, even down by the river. And when the wind blows, it’s usually full of grit.” The Adirondack Park offers a wealth of natural resources spread across an abundance of public lands. If you enjoy the outdoors, entertainment is cheap due to the ease of access to wild lands. Unfortunately, many residents take such nearby treasures for granted. Most of us never realize how good we’ve got it. There are few places left in the eastern states with such limitless opportunities for enjoying such seamless travel. Whether setting off on established land or water trail systems, there are numerous opportunities to journey in almost any direction for over 100 miles distance. Certainly, this is a major attraction for those who cherish the ability to step out the door to ski, snowshoe, hike, fish, hunt or paddle unfettered for miles in almost any direction. From my backyard in Ray Brook, I have the opportunity to travel an unbroken stretch of wild lands for over 30 miles south to Newcomb, or 60 miles beyond to Northville. I can hop the railroad bed and ski, snowshoe, sled, hike or bike over 90 miles, all the way to Old Forge. North of state Route 86 from home, I can trek through the Mackenzie Wilderness to Bloomingdale and Franklin Falls or travel west for 20 or so miles along the Jackrabbit Trail all the way to Paul Smiths or the same distance to the east to Keene. Unfortunately, I don’t take advantage of such adventure opportunities as often as I’d like. It’s a common malady, an unlikely affliction that haunts many local residents. Like most others of my species, I tend to migrate toward the familiar, the quick, and the accessible even if it isn’t always the easiest. While I have always enjoyed visiting new lands, I don't take the opportunity to pursue many of the far flung adventures anymore. I’ll skate on the Cascades Lakes rather than Lake Champlain or I'll ski over Mackenzie Mountain instead of attempting Lyon Mountain. I’ll hunt in the woodlands behind my home rather than the big woods of Hamilton County and I now prefer to cast a fly along tiny Ray Brook rather than tackling of the mighty Hudson. I’ve grown almost too accustomed to the woods and waters that compose my big, backyard and yet, I'll never take them for granted. In fact, I appreciate them now more

than ever, not only due to the ease of accessibility but also for the solitude they provide. It’s Wild Forest land, but it's much wilder than the adjacent High Peaks Wilderness but far less traveled. While the lands surrounding Adirondac Loj and Heart Lake in the High Peaks Wilderness Area have historically been labeled the “Adirondack’s finest square mile,” most locals will claim the same for tracts in their own backyard. In many cases, the lands that make up our respective backyards may be open to the public, but they are really 'ours' when it comes to regular use. Despite the fact the familiar haunts beyond our respective back doors often don't possess the grandeur, the soaring peaks or the lofty attractions of Adirondac Loj, they surely serve host to fewer visitors while still providing a comparable expanse of untrammeled land. I know that most local residents lay similar claims to their own special tracts. Everyone has a need for such territory, whether it’s a hidden valley, a secret pond, a lonely meadow, a spiny ridge, a lost boulder or a secluded lookout. These are the undiscovered, out-of-the-way spots without alot of people to clutter things up. These are places where we can walk off alone, where we can think better thoughts. It’s where we don’t see signs of other humans or if we can, they are very small and far away and they don’t much matter. These are our own special places of rejuvenation, where we can alternately be mutually in the right frame of mind and equally out of sight. These places aren’t known solely to local residents nor do locals have a unique claim to them. We earn them, then guard them to later share with a precious lucky few. Although my children are natives, I don’t subscribe to the notion, occasionally flaunted by some, that native Adirondackers are imbibed with some sort of inalienable rights to the land. Some will shutter at the notion, but I just don’t buy into the theory that a birthright instills a person with a special appreciation or a unique consideration for using the land as they see fit. In fact, there is not a single, native Adirondacker who made a conscious choice to be born here. Their parents made that choice for them. Their good fortune was simply a combination of good luck, great parents and a fortuitous decision. None of us actually own this land, we simply rent it for the short while we're on earth. The notion of locals versus outsiders is a falsehood that has been perpetuated for far, too long. In reality, descendants of the only people with rights to the term ‘native Adirondackers’ are now living in Akwasasne along the St. Lawrence River. And even their forebears almost certainly migrated to the region from elsewhere at some point in time. Call them what you like, flatlanders, transplants or imports, but there is no denying the fact that they are the ones that made an actual decision to locate here. And they made a wise choice. They are the fortunate few who recognized a better place and decided to settle in it. Rather than scorn, those that consider themselves to be 'natives' should applaud such a wise choice. So, when we hear someone who occasionally espouses such an outrageous notion as ‘protecting the park’ or preserving the ‘local community,’ it’s likely because they’ve been elsewhere and have witnessed the difference. They’ve seen what it is like. And it is typically this knowledge that fuels their fervor for living here. And most are damn proud of it! Having enjoyed the pleasures of growing up in the region, I certainly can’t fault anyone else from wanting to raise their kids in similar style. It’s the only place I would ever want for my own children. I'm satisfied with my choices. Despite the fact that there are an estimated 12 million visitors pouring into the park each year, there are fewer than 130,000 of us that are lucky enough, smart enough or just plain stubborn enough to live and play here, all the year round. Although we occasionally pay for the privilege by suffering through mud season and blackflies, subzero nights and even colder days, we are a persistent lot. We’re happy to earn just enough to get by and we’ve learned how to find our own special place. We take care of our neighbors and still take the time to look after our visitors. Most of all, we’ve earned the right to call ourselves Adirondackers, whether by birth or simply a state of mind. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net

Cedar, for those who are newcomers to this column, is the young dachshund I acquired a little more than a year ago to help me track and locate mortally wounded deer. While she’s continually making progress in that regard, she seems just as intent in wrecking my house and her digestive system through random acts of mischief.

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o call my pup Cedar a hellion on four paws would be the understatement of the century. In her first year on this planet, she’s managed to chew her way through every part of my wardrobe, including no less than 20 pairs of sneakers, boots, sandals and slippers as well as dozens of electrical cords. No molding or piece of furniture in the house is sacred and she’s had an emergency operation to have only lordknows-what removed from blocking her intestine. She ate my Oakley sunglasses. Destroyed an iPod, a Nintendo DS, two cell phones, every X-Box controller in the place and 10 remote controls. She’s eaten the antennas off both cordless phones and has reduced a rather large collection of CDs and DVDs to useless orbs covered in tiny tooth marks. Most recently, she chewed her way into my ice fishing pack apparently because I’d left a miniscule piece of jerky buried in a Zip-Lock deep in the pack’s underbelly. On her way in, she managed to ingest a plastic cup containing a dozen or so flies complete with number six hooks. I wasn’t all that worried, though, because she washed them down with five dozen Christmas cookies we received last week during a festive office cookie swap. I am not exaggerating — the dog ate 60 cookies. And, she weighs only 24 pounds. At least she used to weigh 24 pounds. I found her sprawled out afterward on the downstairs futon like an otter that had just ingested a pint-sized sumo wrestler. She looked at me drunkenly with one paw on her protruding belly and the other across her furry forehead as if to say, “Stupid, stupid, stupid.” The dog, however, is far from stupid. Take, for example, her uncanny knack for opening the bifold doors behind which my kitchen garbage can sets. For the purpose of a mental picture, it goes down something like this: 1) Lower the head; 2) Charge the center of the door; 3) Hurtle your tiny muscle-bound body into said door; 4) Repeat until said door opens far enough to get said muzzle wedged between said door and said door casing, and ... 5) Gorge on chicken bones, fish heads, peach pits, popsicle sticks, can tops and other life-threatening scraps until the futon calls. John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. His column appears regularly. He can be reached at johng@denpubs.com.

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Friday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day, Kwanzaa Ends) KEENE VALLEY — Staged performances of “She Loves Me,” Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1791 State Route 73, 7:30 p.m. Admission $10. 946-8323.

Saturday, Jan. 2 LAKE PLACID — Meet the Artists night featuring Michelle Buck and Rene Elkaslasy, New Leaf Coffee House Gallery, 2364 Saranac Ave., 5-8 p.m. CHAZY — Open skate, Scotts’ Memorial Rink, 52 MacAdam Road, 5-6:20 p.m. KEENE VALLEY — Staged performances of “She Loves Me,” Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1791 State Route 73, 7:30 p.m. Admission $10. 946-8323.

Sunday, Jan. 3 PERU —Trailfinders Snowmobile Club Antique Vintage Snowsled Show, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309, 710 State Route 22B. Breakfast 7:30-11:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 p.m., Denim band performs 2-5 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Pancake breakfast, District 3 Volunteer Fire Department, 128 Wallace Hill Road, 8-11 a.m. Adults $6, children 5-12 and seniors $5. Take-outs, 561-7370. PLATTSBURGH — Free bowling for Plattsburgh town residents, North Bowl Lanes, 28 North Bowl Lane, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration required. 562-6860.

Tuesday, Jan. 5 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Lake Clear Post Office, 6373 Route 30, 11-11:45 a.m.; park across from Corner Cafe, Gabriels, 12:45-1:15 p.m.; across from town hall, Bloomingdale, 1:302 p.m.; Vermontville Post Office, 6 Cold Brooke Road, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Church of the Assumption, 78 Clinton St., Redford, 3:304 p.m. UPPER JAY — Story time, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 3:30 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Green Drinks, Captain Cook’s Bar and Grill, 48 Broadway, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 6 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Champlain Children’s Learning Center, 10 Clinton St., Rouses Point, 12:30-1 p.m.; Nor ther n Senior Housing, corner of Route 9 and Route

11, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Champlain Headstart, Three Steeples Church, Route 11, 1:50-2:20 p.m.; Twin Oaks Senior Housing, Altona, 3:10-3:40 p.m.; D & D Grocery, Sciota, 3:50-4:30 p.m. ALTONA — Lecture on how to reduce energy bills with Peter Hagar from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Altona Town Hall, 3124 Miner Farm Road, 6-8 p.m. 561-7450 to register.

Thursday, Jan. 7 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Beekmantown Senior Housing, 80 O’Neil Road, 1:30-2 p.m.; 39 Hobbs Road, Plattsburgh, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Champlain Park, end of Oswego Lane, 3:15-4 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Pickleball, Lake Placid Elementary School Gymnasium, 318 Old Military Road, 7:30-9 p.m. 5230209.

rial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 13 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: CVES, 1585 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, 1-2 p.m.; M & M Countr y Store, 933 Norrisville Road, Peasleeville, 2:30-3 p.m.; Apple Valley Apartments, Peru, 3:30-4 p.m. ROUSES POINT — Job search workshop, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 7-9 p.m. 297-6242.

Thursday, Jan. 14 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Windy Acres, 12 Glenns Way, Ellenburg Depot, 11-11:30 a.m.; near the Town Hall, Ellenburg Center, 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.; Lyon Mountain Seniors, Mountain Top Senior Housing, 2:50-3:20 p.m.

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Friday, Jan. 8 JAY — Stoneground Express performance, Amos and Julia Ward Theatre, corner of routes 9N and 86. PLATTSBURGH — North Country Small Business Development Center open house, 194 U.S. Oval, Room 248, 1-4 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Seeing in One art show reception, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., 5-7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Family swimming time, PARC Wellness Center, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. $2.

Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Bright Beginnings, 62 Northern Ave., Plattsburgh, 1-1:30 p.m.; Pine Harbour, 15 New Hampshire Road, 1:35-2 p.m.; Lake Forest, Plattsburgh, 2:05-3 p.m.; South Acres Mobile Home Park, 16 Sonya Way, Plattsburgh, 3:30-4 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Family swimming time, PARC Wellness Center, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. $2.

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PERU — Knights of Columbus Council 7273’s all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Meals $7 per person, $3 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. Take-outs available. WHALLONSBURG — Junior Olympics Benefit Concert, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, State Route 22, 6-8 p.m. $3 donation requested. 962-4386. MORRISONVILLE — North Country Squares Dance Club meets, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Road, 7 p.m. Caller and cuer Carl Trudo. 561-7167 or 492-2057. WILLSBORO — “Julie and Julia,” Willsboro Central School, 29 School Lane, 7:30 p.m. $5 adults, $2 age 18 and younger.

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Saturday, Jan. 9 CHAZY — Story hour, Chazy Public Librar y, 9633 State Route 9, 10 a.m. Ages 3-8. 846-7676 to register. WILLSBORO — Snow tubing, Pok-OMacCready Outdoor Education Center, 1391 Reber Road, 6-9 p.m. $10 per person. 963-7967.

Sunday, Jan. 10 PLATTSBURGH — Free bowling for Plattsburgh town residents, North Bowl Lanes, 28 North Bowl Lane, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration required. 562-6860. WILLSBORO — Winter Turkey Shoot, Willsboro Fish and Game Club, Fish and

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County From page 1 proposal; and it passed. A second resolution applying the 4.25 percent raises to all management-confidential employees was also struck down with Politi, Ferebee, Preston, and Randy Douglas (D-Jay) voting against it. Douglas instead suggested a revision of the resolution that would set department head raises at two percent, while other management-confidential employees received the full 4.25 percent. Politi proposed an amendment that would extend the two percent raise to any making more than $50,000 annually. Palmer and Canon argued against the two percent raises, saying they would allow some unionized workers to receive higher pay than their supervisors. “You’re asking a certain group to fall on the sword when nobody else has to do so,” Palmer said. “I don’t think it’s well planned out; I think it’s poorly done.” Both Dedrick and Westport Supervisor Dan Connell expressed concern with changing what supervisors had already determined at previous meetings. “A lot of times, these last-minute decisions aren’t well thought out, and we’re just acting on emotion,” said Dedrick. “I just think everybody here thought this would be much easier because [Scozzafava’s] not here,” said Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow. Politi’s amendment failed to gain enough support and was defeated, as was Douglas’s resolution. Though other suggestions were brought forth, none were able to spark a consensus among supervisors. “If we don’t act on this today, I’m sure we’re creating a lot of extra work for payroll,” said Essex Supervisor Ron Jackson, noting that the salaries would go into effect Jan. 1 before the next board meeting. The board then recessed at the request of Politi. When they returned to session, Moses had returned from her absence. Politi moved to reconsider the original proposal of acrossthe-board 4.25 percent raises, and the measure passed with only Preston dissenting. Palmer emphasized that the plan included a thorough review of management-confidential salaries and that he should have an assessment finished by April. The prior resolution that had already been passed with two percent raises was brought forth for revision to 4.25 percent and passed by a similar vote. Asked why he decided to change his vote, Politi said after the meeting, “We weren’t going to get a resolution today.”

PLATTSBURGH — Free bowling for

Plattsburgh town residents, North Bowl Lanes, 28 North Bowl Lane, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration required. 562-6860. SARANAC— Second annual Francis Perr y Memorial Spagehtti Dinner, Saranac Volunteer Fire Depar tment, 3277 State Route 3. 293-8290.

p.m. $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members, pre-registration required. 891-2980. SARANAC LAKE — Fifth Annual Saranac Lake Talent Show, Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St., 6 p.m. $5 application fee, 891-0182.

Monday, Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Day) Sunday, Jan. 24 UPPER JAY — Quilter’s Gathering, Wells Memorial Librar y, 12230 State Route 9N, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 19 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, Saranac, 1-1:45 p.m.; Cadyville Fire House, 2122 Route 3, Cadyville, 22:30 p.m.; Roderick Rock Senior Housing, 2025 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 33:30 p.m.; Morrisonville Post Office, 1934 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3:404:15 p.m. UPPER JAY — Story time, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 3:30 p.m. UPPER JAY — Writers Collective, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 7-8:30 p.m.

PLATTSBURGH — Free bowling for Plattsburgh town residents, North Bowl Lanes, 28 North Bowl Lane, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration required. 562-6860. WILLSBORO — Winter Turkey Shoot, Willsboro Fish and Game Club, Fish and Game Road, 12-3 p.m. 873-2198. CHAZY — Open skate, Scotts’ Memorial Rink, 52 MacAdam Road, 5-6:20 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 26 PLATTSBURGH — Brown Bag Series: Per vasive Developmental Disorders, Clinton County Gover nment Building First Floor Meeting Room, 137 Margaret St., 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. UPPER JAY — Story time, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 3:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Jan. 20 ROUSES POINT — Job search workshop, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 7-9 p.m. 297-6242.

Thursday, Jan. 21 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Port Kent Post Office, 31 First St., 1:30-2 p.m.; Keeseville Country Gardens, Hill Street, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Curtains, Curtains, Curtains parking lot, 24 Rectory St., Clintonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Ada Court, Cliff Haven, 4:15-4:45 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Pre-school story hour, Saranac Lake Free Librar y, 109

CHAZY — Chazy Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 9633 State Route 9, 5 p.m. ROUSES POINT — Job search workshop, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 7-9 p.m. 297-6242.

Thursday, Jan. 28

PLATTSBURGH — Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and dance “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” Westside Ballroom, 295 New York Road, 6 p.m. 563-1000.

Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Senior Citizens Council of Clinton County, 5139 N. Catherine St., Plattsburgh, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Vilas Home, 61 Beekman St., Plattsburgh, 11:45 p.m.; Flynn Ave., Plattsburgh, between senior apar tments, 2-2:30 p.m.; Pine Rest Trailer court, Treadwells Mills, 3:15-3:45. ROUSES POINT — Book club meeting, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 7 p.m. “Creating a World Without Poverty,” by Mohammud Yunus.

Saturday, Jan. 23

Friday, Jan. 29

SARANAC LAKE — One-Day Adult Driver Safety Program, Saranac Lake Adult Center, 136 Broadway, 9 a.m.-5

JAY — Peter Griggs perfor mance, Amos and Julia Ward Theatre, corner of routes 9N and 86.

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LAKE PLACID — On Saturday, Jan 2, 2010, Former Adirondack Daily Enterprise photographer Michele Buck of Lake Placid and artist Rene Elkaslasy of Keene Valley will be hosting a free and open to the public Meet the Artists night at A New Leaf Coffee House Gallery, 2364 Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid next to Dr. Balestrini’s Dental office. Buck will be featuring her “through the window” series of photographs and Elkaslasy will be featuring her “almost sculpted paintings.” The two artists will be displaying at the coffee house gallery indefinitely with changing shows

UPPER JAY — The "January Jams" return to the Recovery Lounge starting Sunday Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. and continuing every Sunday in January from 2-6 p.m. The January Jams is an open mic event for musicians of every level. Young players are especially encouraged to attend. Audience members are welcome. The eventis free and coffee will be served. The Recovery Lounge is located on Rt. 9N in Upper Jay. Call 946-8315 for more info.

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1175+ Lots: Curtis Doors, Inc., Developers & Assemblers of Door Systems for the Transit Industry. All FF&E Assets will be offered TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER as an Entirety & Individual Bids. Contents include Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment consisting of Raw Materials, Computer Systems, Forklifts, 259 Sections of Pallet Racking, Electronics, Test Rigs, Assembly Stations, 100’s of Tools, & Door Assembly Components/Parts, Vast Inventory, Accessories and much more! Terms: Full Payment Auction Day Within 30 Minutes of Auction By Cash, M/C, Visa, Discover, Debit Card or Check w/Bank Letter of Guaranteed Payment. No Deposit at Registration. See Web Site for Add’l Terms & Sample Bank Letter. 3% Administrative Fee Applies. Subject to Deletions.

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The Head Start ProgramFood Service Worker: This will be a shared position between the Ausable Forks Head Start Combo and the Elizabethtown/Lewis Head Start Combo sites. Applicants must be 18 years of age and possess a GED or a High School Diploma. Previous interaction with preschool children and cooking experience would be helpful. This is a full-time position with benefits. The Early Head Start ProgramEarly Head Start Coordinator: Will supervise and travel throughout Essex County for the Early Head Start program. Applicants must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and a knowledge of early childhood. Preferred qualifications include a relevant bachelor’s degree with education/experience in the infant toddler field and in supervising staff. This is a full time position with benefits. Family Advocates: Eight to be hired for the Early Head Start program throughout Essex County. Required qualifications include a relevant associate’s degree and a Child Development Associate (CDA) in infant/toddler, with a commitment to obtain their Family Development Credential (FDC). Pertinent experience and education in the human service, child development or the early childhood are necessary. This is a full time position with benefits. Health Advocates: Two to be hired for the Early Head Start program throughout Essex County. Applicants must possess a NYS license as an RN or an LPN. Maternal and child health experience preferred. This is a full time position with benefits. Interested applicants should contact One Work Source (OWS) in Elizabethtown, New York 12932 at 1-800-675-2668. The final response date is January 8, 2010. Please bring a completed application and three references to the interview. 56663

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SNOW TIRES (4) Hercules P185/70R14, fit 2006 and earlier Honda Civic, others, 90% new $165.00. 518-962-8642

4 NOKIAN Hakkapeliitta Studded Tires, 185/70 R14. \’caFit 2000 Honda Civic wheels. \’ca90% tread. \’ca$50 each. Pick up in Westport. \’ca518-962-475 7 Foot Fisher Snow Plow with frame and hydraulics, good shape, $150, please call 518-623-9582 FOUR P215/65R17 Blizzaks snow tires mounted on 17”x7” 5-spoke alloy wheels. Used 1 season. Ford Freestyle. \’caNew $900; $450/OBO. (802) 259-2786 SET OF 4 Blizzak P195/55R 15 BK snow tires mounted on wheels (4 lug) for Honda Fit.\’ca Excellent condition.\’ca $450.\’ca Call 518-793-1862

TIRES FOUR on rims P-175, 70R 13 new never used $150 518-852-0709 X-Trac

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$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS FOR SALE! Honda Civic 1995 only $775! Hondas,Toyotasand more! For listings 1-800366-0124 ext L127 2002 HONDA Accord EX, auto, 89,000 miles, sun roof, leather seats, car starter, 2 sets tires, maint. records, excellent $7,800, Saranac Lake 518-891-0023

MOTORCYCLE/ ATV WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250,S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.

SNOWMOBILE FOR SALE 2002 ARCTIC Cat 570Z, $2000. 2005 Arctic Cat 2 up 660 Turbo, $5000. Both excellent condition, low mileage, lots of extras. Will take $6000 for both. 518-359-7693.

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REAL PROPERTY FOR SALE 11 ACRES, USE 4 LAKES $19,900. 34 Acres, Borders State Land $39,900. 5 Acres, New Cabin $24,900. Terms. www.LandFirstNY.com 1-888-683-2626 UPSTATE NEW YORK OLD FARMHOUSE AND BARNS ON 5 ACRES $39,995. Excellent recreated area. Near snowmobile tracts, stateland & farms. Excellent hunting & fishing right there! Call Christmas & Associates 1-800-229-7843 or visit www.LandandCamps.com

FORESTED RIVERFRONT PROPERTY ACREAGE ON THE RIVER - $39,995. Beautiful woodland along a scenic, calm stretch of river. Most popular in CNY for canoeing, swimming & fishing. One owner for over 80 years! Call Christmas & Associates 1-800-229-7843 or visit www.LandandCamps.com NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. Warm Winters/Cool Summers. E-Z finish Log Cabin Shell w/Acreage $99,900. Pre-Approved Bank Financing. Also Mountain/Waterfront Land for sale. 828-247-9966 Ext 60 UPSTATE NY ABANDONED FARMS, GOV’T AUCTIONS, BANK REPO’S !Ex: 11 acres - State Land - $29,900. www.upstateNYland.com 1-877-452-0753

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Diner, HSBC, McKenzie’s Grill, Maurice’s, NBT Bank, White Pine Design, Bloomin’ Market, Norman’s, and Upscale Resale. The button was designed, as always, by native son Garry Trudeau, creator of the “Doonesbury” cartoon series. The pin characterizes this year ’s theme – Adirondack Cowboy. The design shows one of Trudeau’s classic cartoon characters flying down a mountainside aboard a snowmobile. The longhaired, bearded man is decked-out in cowboy attire and he waves his hat in the air as if he’s riding a bucking bronco. Jeff Dickson is chairman of the Winter Carnival Committee. “Garry has produced a wonderfully whimsical combination of the past and the present,” he said. “Again this year, it is a really great, fun button.” The 113th Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

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Frasier, who was located in a special media zone at the Crown Point Historic Site. “There was some fog, but I could clearly see the lights (charges) flashing, the explosion and the bridge coming down. “It was kinda exciting,” she added. Some of those planning to watch the event gave up because of the conditions. “I went to Port Henry to watch the demolition, but there was zero visibility so I went home to watch it on TV,” Crown Point Supervisor Bethany Kosmider said. “From what I saw, it was very quick, not as loud as they said it would be and an impressive display of precision by a internationally-

runs from Feb. 5 - 14. It’s the longest running event of its kind in the eastern United States. The committee is currently accepting nominations from community members for this year ’s Winter Carnival King and Queen. Nominations must be submitted separately and include the candidate’s volunteer services history. Signatures are required and must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 20. Nominations should be sent to The Winter Carnival, Box E-1062 care of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, P.O. Box 318, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. They can also be dropped off at the chamber offices at 193 River Street – the North Elba Townhouse. Past buttons can be ordered at saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Most years are available, but some have sold out. Galleries featuring pictures of old buttons can be viewed as well. The carnival committee meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the board room at North Country Community College. There will be no meeting this week due to the holidays.

known company. “It is sad to see the old bridge go down, but staying focused to the future, I am hopeful that the new bridge will move along as smoothly as the demolition,” she said. “Mother Nature certainly did not want to cooperate today but the job was accomplished anyway.” New York Gov. David Paterson said the demolition is a key step in restoring normal traffic to the region. “We continue to move as quickly as possible to restore the vital connection between our states, and resume normal transportation across Lake Champlain on behalf of those who live near and depend on it in their daily lives,” Paterson said. “The bridge coming down weighs heavy on our hearts, but it is a critical task that is now completed,” he said.

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“The former Lake Champlain Bridge, which served our states well since it opened in 1929, had outlived its lifespan. Once the new bridge is built, we will have an even more majestic connection between our states, and the communities in the surrounding areas will benefit from a span that will be more modern, but will preserve the environmental and historical integrity of the area.” Roads leading to the bridge were closed to the public. A safety zone of 1,000 feet was established for land access and a 2,000 foot no-fly zone was declared by the Federal Aviation Association. The demolition was handled by Advanced Explosives Demolition, Inc. of Idaho. In order to protect the public during the Lake Champlain Bridge demolition and subsequent debris removal, the United States Coast Guard has established a water safety zone of a minimum of 1,000 feet on either side of the bridge. No vessels, vehicles or people are permitted within the area without Coast Guard approval through April 15 to allow the channel to be cleared of debris.

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