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ROOST back on Main Street By Keith Lobdell LAKE PLACID — The Regional Office Of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Placid CVB has returned to Main Street in Lake Placid, taking up shop in their new home in the Conference Center at Lake Placid. “We are back on our Main Street location and we have already seen more traffic since our return,” Kimberly Rielly, Director of Communications for ROOST/Lake Placid CVB, said. “We did see some traffic when we were over by the town beach, but there is greater visibility and greater access that comes with being on Main Street and in this location.” “We know that things are going to pick up now that we are back over here,” Jim McKenna, Executive Direc-


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James Catania, a third-grader at Lake Placid Central School, dribbles the ball up the court during the Jim Kordziel Greater Adirondack Basketball Play Day held at the Lake Placid Junior/Senior High School Jan. 28. The play day featured teams from grades 3 to 6 from the host school as well as Willsboro, Schroon Lake, Keene, Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport. Funds from the play day go toward the Jim Kordziel Memorial Scholarship Fund, named after the late educator who worked at Lake Placid and Westport Central Schools. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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Saranac Lake Democrats choose village candidates By Andy Flynn SARANAC LAKE — More than 30 members of the Saranac Lake Democratic

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Supers meet, pass resolutions at Ways and Means By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — In a meeting that lasted all of 27 minutes, the Essex C o u n t y Wa y s a n d M e a n s Committee passed a number of resolutions onto the full board Jan. 26. T h e Wa y s a n d M e a n s Committee, usually scheduled to meet the last Monday of the month, met on Thursday due to the upc o m i n g N e w Yo r k S t a t e Association of Counties c o n f e re n c e i n A l b a n y, which several board members attended. A l l re s o l u t i o n s p a s s e d by the committee will be c o n s i d e re d b y t h e f u l l board under the weighted voting system at the regular February Board meeting, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. Among the resolutions, the committee approved a p a i r o f i n c re a s e s t o t h e cost of services provided through the Public Health Department, including upping the amount of vaccinations offered from $10


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per vaccination to $17, raising the cost of Certified Home Health Agency skilled nursing visits from $190 to $205 per visit and Home Health Aide visits from $50 to $55 per visit. The board also passed a p a i r o f re s o l u t i o n s c o n cerning the potential sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown. The first was to authorize a Request for Proposals for a Phase One Environmental Evaluation of the facility, while the second was to solicit quotes for title work that needs to be done on the property. The board passed a reso l u t i o n t o i n c re a s e t h e hours of the Finance Deputy in the County Treasurer ’s office from 35

to 40 hours per week. “ T h i s w a s p ro p o s e d i n the budget for 2012 in our meetings,” Tre a s u re r Michael Diskin said. “When they approved the resolution for salaries for t h e y e a r, t h e y h a d t h e salary at 35 hours.” Diskin said that the pos i t i o n h a s i n c u r re d e x t r a re s p o n s i b i l i t i e s s i n c e t h e elimination of one position from the department and the loss of another part-time spot. “We eliminated one position and we got rid of a part time position, so there is actually a significant savings by having this person add five hours per week to her work schedule,” Moriah Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava said. “We are streamlining the department.” In resolutions from the f l o o r, L e w i s S u p e r v i s o r David Blades asked for a resolution concerning the banning for sale or consumption of substances that can be used to make synthetic marijuana. “A new epidemic in this re g i o n i s t h e u s e o f s y n -

thetic marijuana,” Blades said. “Thirty-eight states have taken action to cont ro l o n e o r m o re o f t h e c h e m i c a l s u s e d t o c re a t e synthetic marijuana and I a m re q u e s t i n g a c t i o n a t the state level restricting the use or sale of these products.” We s t p o r t Supervisor Daniel Connell, who chairs the legislative committee, said that his group would start meeting after the regular monthly board meeting. Chairman and Jay Supervisor Randall “Randy” Douglas said that he wanted to committee to look at specific topics that the county could focus on when talking to federal legislators. “When we went down to Wa s h i n g t o n l a s t y e a r, w e had a big list of issues and only a certain amount of time to meet with them,” D o u g l a s s a i d . “ We w a n t this committee to focus on some specific ideas or projects that we can really hit hard when we go down there this year.”

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Applications sought for area DEC camps CVB/ROOST names new board of directors for ‘12 SARANAC LAKE — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be accepting applications for its 2012 Summer Camp Program starting Jan. 28, according to DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. The summer camp program offers week-long adventures in conservation education for children ages 11-17. DEC operates four residential camps for youth ages 1113, including Camp Colby in Saranac Lake and Pack Forest in Warrensburg. Pack Forest also features Teenage Ecology Week, an environmental studies program for 14-17-year-old campers.

“As the parent of a son who spent a week at Camp Colby, I can personally attest to the quality of the camp experience for teenagers and the valuable environmental lessons learned at a DEC summer camp,” Martens said. “Many DEC camp alumni have followed their interests into careers in the environment and wildlife conservation throughout our 64 years of operating DEC summer camps.” Campers learn about environmental stewardship through hands-on experience in the outdoors. They participate in a wide variety of activities including

fishing, bird watching, fly-tying, archery, canoeing, hiking, camping, orienteering and hunter safety education. Campers also learn about fields, forests, streams and ponds through fun, first-hand experiences in these habitats. DEC counselors teach youth conservation techniques used by natural resource professionals, such as measuring trees and estimating wildlife populations. For complete information, including when applications will be accepted, visit DEC's website at tml or call 402-8014.

Lake Placid Jeweler returns from Antwerp

per on the internet and select a stone, but there's no way to tell if that stone has fire, has life. I need the diamond to say something to me. If I’m going to put my name and my reputation behind a diamond, I’m going to be certain it’s the quality that Lake Placid Jewelers is known for.” Beglin's jewelers has direct access to four of the worId's finest Antwerp diamond suppliers as the area's exclusive Master IJO Jeweler member of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), an international Buying Group and Educational Organization for retail jewelers. IJO has 850 members in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and maintains buying offices in Antwerp for the use of its members. "lt is generally out of reach for a

single jewelry store or small chain to buy direct in Antwerp," said Beglin. "One of the benefits of our IJO membership is that we become a direct importer of Antwerp diamonds and can save our customers the normal middleman's fee. We are excited about opening this window on the international diamond world and look foreward to making some diamond dreams come true for our customers,” Mike Beglin added.

Airport Continued from page 1 gional Airport in Lake Clear. Meanwhile, board members recently formed a citizens’ airport committee to help the board seek ways to make the property more financially stable, and they are drafting a response to the New York State Comptroller ’s audit of the airport, released Jan. 10, that cites accounting problems with the facility’s fuel inventory, related sales tax reporting, and accounting for capital projects. Supervisor Larry Miller told Town Board members at the Jan. 26 meeting that he has been in contact with the FAA on Long Island and state of New York officials to let them know the town was interested in holding a public meeting about turning the Adirondack Regional Airport over to Franklin County. One FAA official said Harrietstown’s story about running an airport during rough financial times is not a new one. “He told me that there are a lot of little airports like us who are in a world of hurt,” Miller said. “They’re getting a lot of feedback from the northeastern United States. There are a lot of little airports in trouble.” The Town Board gave Airport Manager Corey Hurwitch permission to travel to Jamaica, N.Y. to visit with FAA officials on Feb. 13 to formally discuss the airport’s status “and to gather help, support and ideas” about how to sustain the facility. The supervisor will make the trip as well. In other airport news, the Town Board approved Ray Scollin’s proposal to create a citizens’ airport committee to “think outside of the box” and help town officials brainstorm ways to make the Adirondack Regional Airport more financially stable. “The purpose of the committee is to look at the airport from a perspective other than from within the town government,” Scollin said. “Our focus would be to review current operational practices as they relate to cost.” The committee’s primary objective is to develop ideas that could lead to either a

Concert set at Will Rogers SARANAC LAKE — On Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m., the Adirondack Museum will present a Soulful Landscape Concert at Saranac Village at Will Rogers as part of their Cabin Fever Sunday Series. This program is free to members and children. $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

cost-neutral airport or significantly lowering the impact on the town budget. “We want to consider everything,” Scollin said, adding that the committee will have a six-month timeline to come up with suggestions. Members of the seven-member committee are Scollin, Joe Spadaro, Joe Pickreign, Dennis Dwyer, Councilman Bob Bevilacqua, a resident or official from the town of North Elba, and the airport manager. In early January, the state Comptroller ’s Office released an audit of the Adirondack Regional Airport’s fuel inventory and capital projects in which it made three significant findings and suggested three ways to alleviate the problems. Here are the key findings: •The Airport could not account for 2,965 gallons of Jet A fuel costing $10,345 and 1,053 gallons of aviation gasoline costing $4,260 for the period Jan. 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. •The former bookkeeper failed to correctly complete the quarterly sales tax returns filed for the period September 2007 through December 2010, resulting in sales tax payments that exceeded the town’s actual sales tax obligations by approximately $162,000. •The comptroller ’s office found no evidence that the Town Board identified the projects to be undertaken, established authorized amounts, or identified the funding sources for nine projects totaling $3.5 million. Here are the key recommendations: •Ensure that airport management implements procedures for the daily reconciliations of fuel sales records to a physical inventory of the actual fuel on hand. •Develop written procedures for the sales tax reporting process and assign someone separate from the preparation to review the returns for accuracy. •Authorize each capital project by defining the project to be undertaken, establishing a maximum amount to be spent, and identifying the financing sources.

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Sharron Miller sits at the front Desk of the ROOST/Lake Placid CVB visitors center, located in the Conference Center at Lake Placid. Photo by Keith Lobdell

ROOST Continued from page 1 tor of ROOST said. “It is really busy in the months of May through October. We know that when we were on Main Street in the past, we had about 100,000 visitors and last year we had around 20,000.” “It’s especially helpful when we have events that are here,” Rielly said. “We ‘re excited to be in here.” The new home for ROOST comes with office space as well as a visitors center, which is stocked with brochures, maps and pamphlets as well as a pair of television screens. “One screen will be dis-


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playing events and information on the region, while the second will be showing movies and stories that tell about the region and its history,” Rielly said. The visitors center will be staffed by a pair of employees who are responsible for answering questions for those looking for events, attractions and places to dine and stay. “There is one visitor service person that will be up at the front desk at all times to help those who come into the center, and we have another person who is dedicated to the phones and answering those questions,” Rielly said. Along with space for of-

fices and visitors, Rielly said that they were also pleased with having a space for storage of display cases and other items that are used throughout the year at different times. “It is so nice to have that space,” she said. “We don’t have to worry about having things crowded in the front or in the offices now that we have space for storage.” The ROOST/Lake Placid CVB visitors center and offices are located on the ground floor, next to the main entrance of the Conference Center at Lake Placid. For more information, visit

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LAKE PLACID—Michael & Eileen Beglin of Beglin’s Lake Placid Jewelers, in Lake Placid, recently returned from a buying trip to the diamond capital of the World Antwerp, Belgium, where twothirds of the world's diamonds are traded. While there, Mike Beglin had the unique opportunity to examine huge inventories of exquisitely cut diamonds to find the very best selections for thier customers. Pictured here, Beglin is louping a diamond for sale to one of his customers. “We hand-select each and every diamond that comes in to our store,” Beglin said. “Some people think one can look at a piece of pa-

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is pleased to announce its 2012 Board of Directors. The board of directors, responsible for governing the organization, is comprised of 15 individuals, with at least one director from each of the four tourism regions in Essex County; the Lake Placid/High Peaks, Lake Champlain, Schroon Lake and Whiteface regions. The 2012 slate of officers are as follows: chair Justin Smith, Northwoods Inn and Prestige Hospitality Group; vice chair Ed Finnerty, Champlain National Bank; second vice chair Mike Beglin, Beglin’s Jewelers; Charlie Cowan, Janney Montgomery Scott, treasurer; and secretary Debbie Fitts, of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. Newly elected directors include; Cristina Lussi, Vice President and Co-owner of the Crowne Plaza Resort; Tim Garrison, Town of Moriah Board Trustee; and Sharon Piper, owner of the Schroon Lake Bed and Breakfast. They join sitting directors Beth Hill, Executive Director at Fort Ticonderoga; Bob Hockert, owner of Little Peak Chalet and Clear-

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ACT announces flood grant award recipients LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) has made grants from its Special and Urgent Needs Fund to aid each of the nonprofits that applied for support. “It is unusual for us to be able to draw upon the Special and Urgent Needs Fund in this particular way, but, because Irene changed a lot of things for a lot of people and organizations, our Board wanted to extend ACT’s outreach,” ACT executive director Cali Brooks said. One grant will help buy an emergency generator for the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, which served as a staging facility for the fire department, Red Cross and FEMA and as an emergency center for residents immediately following Irene. A generator will allow the hamlet to continue to use the Grange to provide hot meals, water and as a gathering place for the community in emergencies. The Whallonsburg Civic Association, which manages the Grange, will also install a handicapped-accessible bathroom in the Grange. Project HOPE will use its ACT grant to help pay the administrative costs of a crisis counseling program that sends care providers directly to heavily-hit neighborhoods. They also offer HOPE LINE, a 24/7 phone connection to responsive peers who can help people deal with the disaster-related problems Irene visited upon Essex and Clinton counties. Project HOPE is a service of the Mental Health Association and funded primarily through FEMA.

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The Keene Volunteer Fire Department was one of several organizations to receive a grant from the Adirondack Community Trust. The Upper Jay Art Center facility, also known as the Recovery Lounge, is located on the water at the Route 9N bridge. Irene’s flood rushed through the building, sweeping away a collection of property and theatrical supplies it had taken years to build. Having already received a grant through the Jay Irene Flood Relief Fund at ACT to help repair damages to the performance space, UJAC will use the new grant to replace the lost properties. One of the dramatic images published immediately after the storm was that of the Keene Volunteer Fire Department being ripped apart and swept downstream by raging Gulf Brook. The building was erected in 1960 on property that was larger before the Aug. 28 storm widened the river bed. A new location must be purchased and a new

building erected to provide fire and ambulance services to Keene and surrounding communities, a huge expense, much of which will be borne by residents. ACT’s grant responds to this need. ACT has recently made other Irene relief grants through the Special and Urgent Needs Fund. Two Essex County farmers whose farms were damaged by the floods received ACT grants through the Essex County Office of Community Resources. The Tahawus Lodge Center, a cultural organization located at the Route 9N bridge in Ausable Forks, received a grant to help repair their building. The Wadhams Free Library also received a grant to repair a retaining wall damaged by the storm.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Democratic Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month of the month (except December) at 7 p.m., in Elizabethtown at the Hand House on River St. Contact Chairman Sue Montgomery-Corey at 251-5060 or log onto

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Boquet River Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Elizabethtown Social Center at 7626 NYS Route 9. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the election of at-large board members and officers and a slide show

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t has been reported now in several media outlets that the level of prescribers for psychiatric patients is dangerously low. The need far outweighs what is available for those suffering from mental illness. What this basically boils down to is that patients are not adequately receiving the services they desperately need to maintain their mental health. This has already resulted in many patients turning to the emergency room for medications, some of them then being checked into the mental health unit because their needs were not met and their mental health deteriorated. Another sad aspect of all of this is the stigma of mental illness, a grave reality for many who are already suffering, their condition compounded by a society that often does not understand the symptoms they are witnessing. It happens all too often with, for example, the clinically depressed. Loved ones, friends, colleagues, cannot understand why they cannot get out of bed and spend their days crying and in despair. Individuals who do not understand this illness, often out of a desire to help, driven by fear though, will tell them to exercise, eat right, just get up and do something, not understanding why they are bed ridden and unable to muster the energy for what appears to them to be normal, every day and often simple tasks. It happens to individuals with bipolar disorder, often after they have been swept away by mania and act out recklessly, impulsively and destructively. Those who witness the behaviors and who do not understand the illness, often treat the sufferer as though they were not succumbing to symptoms of their disease but willingly engaging in the behaviors that at times define their illness. It is easy to see why there would be symptoms around mental illness. When people break their legs they are in casts and if they do not utilize their crutches they are likely to fall over and hurt themselves or someone else. But those around them understand that they have an injured leg, and that is why they cannot stand upright on their own. If someone has a weak heart, that individual will require heart medication and that person's heart will not function prop-

erly, also an illness or ailment that is easy to understand, even though, like mental illness, it is not seen. But mental illness is different, even though the irrational behaviors of the mentally ill make perfect sense as the brain controls actions and thoughts and if it is not functioning properly, then people are going to behave in ways that do not appear normal to society. No one who is mentally ill asked for the illness, but it is the hand they were dealt and must live with. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans — more than 57 million people — age 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States. In 2004, 32,439 people died by suicide in the United States. More than 90 percent of people who kill themselves have a diagnosable mental disorder. Fewer than one-third of adults and onehalf of children with a diagnosable mental disorder receive mental health services in a given year. Organizations such as Behavioral Health Services North are doing all they can to remedy the lack of prescribers in the area and ensure those suffering from mental illnesses receive the care they need. Until that happens, people suffering from a mental disorder are going to have to live with the extra burden that lack in care results in. But the population as a whole can take a simple step that would relieve the burden caused by the stigma of mental illness by educating itself and providing the benefit of the doubt when coming across the possible symptoms of mental illness. It seems no one would pick on or judge or avoid an individual who was displaying symptoms from heart disease. Then why would we do that to an individual displaying symptoms brought on by the brain not functioning properly? Many of us do, but we shouldn't.

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Will we be able to see past the political attacks and mud slinging? daily publications were achis week I traveled quired by large corporate ento Orlando, where I tities, they were willing to was privileged to sacrifice local staff in return participate in the strategic for a stronger bottom line. planning session for the PaFast forward to 2012 and perChain group. Two nationthe presidential election. The al associations and state and uncontrolled dollars amassed regional groups created Paby the political Super PACs perChain as the branding, will create the media version education and marketing of the Perfect Storm later this Dan Alexander arm of the Free Paper Indusyear. It’s projected that nearThoughts from try. Along with 18 other inly every available television Behind the Pressline dustry professionals, includcommercial spot will be sold ing publishers and associaout to political advertising, forcing all othtion executive directors, we mapped out a er segments to seek promotion of their plan to create greater awareness and improducts and services elsewhere. At Paperproved visibility for these publications Chain and Denton Publications we intend built on the bedrock of the American entreto make a convincing argument that free preneurial system. community newspapers are the ideal choice Even with so many changes happening for advertisers forced to seek other adverin the way communication companies opertising methods to reach consumers in a ate, combined with the effects of changing cost-effective way. It’s a challenging and technology and the struggling economy, the exciting time to be a part of this whole Free Paper Industry — primarily made up process. of privately owned local companies — has Political mud is apparently best slung weathered the last four years very well. Paelectronically on television — something I perChain was established to bring greater am witnessing firsthand in Florida this attention to the industry made up of small week. We will witness the same later this companies, like Denton Publications, that year during the New York primary and are built around the local economy. Though this fall when the race to the White House the companies are small, they together takes center stage. In Florida they are callreach over 54 million homes in the United ing it “carpet bombing” as the Republican States and growing. political ads seem to run non-stop, bashing Independently operating small firms like their opponents in the most vicious fashthese have typically been overshadowed by ion. And, of course, these fellows will be other traditional, highly-financed forms of allies this fall when President Obama and media. But with declining circulations in his Super PACs open their wallets and arsethe paid newspaper industry and a plethonals in an attempt to discredit any alternara of electronic options, the audited free tive to his second term. The big question paper industry continues to grow in acceptwill be whether the Republican candidates ance, producing strong results for their cusplace so much doubt in voters' minds that tomers. Since these publications have althey effectively damage their nominee ways had a strong focus on local news and when he runs against President Obama. Or information, they haven’t had to reinvent have the voters become so accustomed to themselves to fit the changing information this type of advertising that it has no affect landscape. All they needed to do was conon how we cast our ballot? Everyone tinue doing what they’ve been doing for knows negative advertising works, will it years. The success of these free publicawork so well that America will be unable to tions has in many ways led to the circulaoptimistically look to its future and become tion losses of many paid publications who mired in the mud? focused so much attention on national, inDan Alexander is publisher and CEO of ternational and statewide news at the exDenton Publications. He may be reached at pense of a strong local component. As more


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Millennials Ready To Lead


s America’s political divide has widened, with middle-aged eyes mostly reporting on the apparent abyss, new research suggests that the generational biases in those eyes may have arrived at erroneous conclusions. Research data from the Washington think tank, NDM reveals that the majority of Americans, 55percent and particularly, Millennials, born 1982-2003, 58percent, want a more active and involved government rather than one that is not involved in shaping American By Scot Hurlburt culture and most of all, an economic framework that is more fair than the current arrangement. Millennials appear poised to be less tied to political ideologies than baby boomers. Millennials are the most civic-minded generation since the GI generation (born 19011924); Millennials are more apt to volunteer their time to the community good than any other previous generation. Perhaps as older Americans could see the gathering storm, they helped to shape the millennial generation into a generation that may have the same impact as the GI generation. Like the GI generation, Millennials want to strengthen American institutions by using government to improve basic conditions in the environment, education, health care and the economy. Millennials were not directly influenced by the New Deal, which lifted America out its worst economic depression, or generous GI Bill benefits that the American middle class was built on. As evidenced by the many protesters in the “occupy” movement, many of them Millennials, will not cede the power of change to government without their consent and involvement. Because they are the most socially connected generation in history, those human and personal connections may far outweigh any political affiliation. The current American congress is also preparing the most fertile ground for change in American history by doing almost nothing. In 2011, the U.S. Congress had their most futile and unproductive year in modern history passing 80 fewer bills than any other congress in modern American history since 1947. A Washington Time’s analysis revealed that time spent in both the house and senate produced fewer conference reports, fewer votes taken in either chamber and less time in debate. In spite of issues critical to the American people such as health care, reducing unemployment, and addressing our sagging national economy, congress focused on a parallel set of priorities. They spent long hours naming post offices, ruminated over procedural protocols and largely extending existing laws. The political inertia that has our country stalled will make it possible for Millennials to put our national focus where it rightly belongs. Talk to almost any Millennial and the first thing they will tell you is that they are very concerned about the environment. I believe that they will take this important priority in a direction that may well revolutionize America. Though others have already made energy independence a national priority, Germany has set a goal of majority independence from fossil fuels by 2050 and is in the process of closing all nuclear plants in the county after the tragedy in Japan. I believe America can still lead the world out of oil dependence and into millions of new energy focused jobs for Americans. I am hoping that Millennials will no longer accept an America that rewards 1percent of its people with most of its riches. Some of the worst offenders may have to have to drag their bags of gold and go away. Millennials will help to recreate an America where everyone can prosper based on their initiative and ability. I have a lot of faith in the Millennial Generation. They will make America a better country, not because they are necessarily smarter, have more money or more technology available to them but because they care so much about their families, their friends, the environment and many other important issues. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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Supporting the revolution To the Valley News: Please consider this letter an applaud for the Denton editorial “We Need A Food Revolution!” The concept of creating supportive environments in which we make the healthiest choices the easiest choices is one supported by health professionals. Most would agree individuals are responsible for the choices s/he makes. However the perspective that individuals are solely responsible for eating healthfully and getting plenty of activity not only puts a heavy burden on individual, but also does not take into consideration the context in which individuals live. Research shows that places in which we live, work and play (homes, schools, work, stores, neighborhoods, etc) may either discourage or support health. Research shows that people are healthier when their convenient and grocery stores have abundant stocks of healthy and affordable food. Essex County Public Health (ECPH) currently has a grant called Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play in Essex County. This grant is the primary program funding source for ECPH to conduct chronic disease (obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer) prevention activities. Strategies are identified by the Centers for Disease Control and NYS Department of Health and implemented locally. Grant activities are environmental, policy, and systems based – populationwide – approaches to prevent chronic disease. They include accessibility of nutritious foods and opportunities for physical activity. Specific to the need for a food revolution, action is occurring locally. In the past 1-½ years, this grant has provided seven Buy Local food racks in partnership with multiple farmers and local store owners; provided 50 Buy Local signs in partnership with Adirondack Harvest, farms, farms stands and stores; provided eight Farmers' Market signs in partnership Adirondack Harvest, and farmers' market coordinators; provided 5,000 Buy Local Food Guides highlighting local farms, farm stands, farmers markets and restaurants serving local produce; supported the creation of two new community gardens in partnership with local hosting organizations; and supported two community kitchen restoration projects. Over the next year Essex County Public Health will continue with ongoing support of four community gardens; establishing a process for gleaning and preserving foods for distribution at local venues in partnership with farmers, community kitchens and others; promote the use of SNAP and WIC dollars for the purchase of fruits and vegetables; increasing availability and visibility of fresh fruits and vegetables with farmers and local venues; creating and distributing a “Buy Local” Food Guide 2012; and implementing the “Fit Pix” incentive program at local venues. Through the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play grant Essex County Public Health has been a part of the food revolution. There is still much work to be done. To learn more about the Creating Healthy Places in Essex County initiatives, visit Jessica Darney Buehler, Essex County Public Health

Greatful for donations To the Valley News: In this day and age when it seems so many of us are too busy to worry about anyone but ourselves and our immediate family, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Gretchen Boardman, for the incredible amount of joy she, her husband Dale and her sewing partners have created for the many people who have visited Elizabethtown Community Hospital this past year. The following is a list of the items that were given to persons coming and going through our hospital: 49 quilts 460 pillowcases includes (156 for mammograms and 52 for hunter screening) 147 tote bags 96 bags to tie onto walkers or wheelchairs 5 wall quilts 30 holiday mats 430 fabric covered small tissue packs 16 miscellaneous cloth items On behalf of the ECH Administration, Staff and Auxiliary as well as the all the lives you’ve touched, a great big THANK YOU!!!!!!! The Auxiliary of ECH

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Dangers of K2 To the Valley News: Teens and parents should be aware of a dangerous new trend – a synthetic marijuana product commonly called K2 or Spice which can be purchased by teens legally and locally. We know that local teens are using K2 and we are very concerned. Please join our efforts to combat this drug in our community. K2 is manufactured as incense or potpourri with the warning “not for human consumption” but marketed as a legal marijuana substitute. A synthetic THC chemical is added to produce a high similar to marijuana but with side effects including tachycardia (fast, racing heartbeat), seizures, hallucinations, paranoid behavior, non-responsiveness, heart attack and death. The sale of K2 is legal in most US states, but banned in dozens of countries. The NY Senate passed legislation to ban the sale of K2 but the Assembly bill is currently stalled in committee. Please contact our local Assembly Member, Theresa Sayward, to express support for this bill. This can be done easily on the Assembly website – – or by calling her district office at 873-3803. Since the sale of K2 is legal, it can be purchased by teens on the internet, at “head shops” and at some convenience stores, especially those frequented by trucker drivers as it is used by truck drivers to stay awake. Please join us in our concern for the youth of our community by sharing this information with teens and their parents, and contacting Assembly Member Sayward. We also urge the local press to inform the public about this dangerous trend. Arin Burdo Director, Elizabethtown Social Center David Wyant Reconnecting Youth Scott Hurlburt Youth Advocate Paul Pulsifer Chairperson, ELYC JoAnne Caswell Director, Families First Gail Tomkins President, ELCS PTSA Linda L. Beers Director, Essex County Public Health

Do The Right Thing! To the Valley News: I keep hearing that the Democrats or Republicans are to blame for our country's troubles. I believe if we look in the mirror we will see who helped cause our problems. Greed and corruption has infected our personal lives, the business, and financial sector. Look at the negative behaviors we ignore, shows we watch, the way an unborn child is sometimes treated, and the reckless manner we tend to handle our personal finances. As Samuel Adams wrote, “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws can preserve the liberty and happiness of a people who are morally corrupt.” Is it any wonder our country and freedom is eroding away? Why do we complain about politicians then elect the same type of people who simply tell us what we want to hear and not do what they promised? We fail to hold our representatives accountable for their actions, uncontrolled spending, and wasteful budgets, if they even bother to pass one. We have allowed them to become elitists and rulers, rather than representatives and leaders. They are completely out of touch with us. Because of the lack of term limits, they often serve themselves, getting rich as career politicians instead of serving those who elected them. We often vote for a party, and not for an individual's abilities, values, and integrity. If you think our president, congress, or judicial system will fix our country's problems, you are in for a huge disappointment. We are the only people who can restore our ethics and turn this country around, but it has to start with fixing ourselves first. It is our responsibility to be informed and to make wise decisions based on facts, and then take the time to be involved. It is up to us to do the right thing. Jon Steeves Willsboro

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raper, Utah, is now on the map for something other than being the home of the main state peni-

tentiary. The area of the state between the Utah and Salt Lake Valleys has been growing ever since I was out there, and with that comes the need for more housing, more infrastructure and, yes, more schools. So, there is a new high school in Draper, called Corner Canyon by Keith Lobdell High (part of the Canyon School District). Of course, along with the staffing and other educational needs, this place needs a mascot. Sitting between Brigham Young University Cougar blue and University of Utah Running Ute red, the school held a contest among students to name the new school, and the Cougars won out. Or did they? After the results were tabulated, the Canyon School Board nixed the whole deal. There is no chance you can call your team that. Why? It may be offensive to middle age women. (Don’t worry, this column will still be here after you pick yourself off the floor from laughing so hard you pass out — I speak from experience.) I knew that the moniker of Running Ute was seen as offensive to some in the Native American community, even though the Ute Tribe has given its blessing to the name (this gets into the whole name changing thing, which is another topic I feel is ridiculous), but Cougars? The only way that I see this as offensive is if when the student body presented their results, they came with a Sarah Jessica Parker mascot. Seriously, everyone in the state of Utah knew that they were naming their school after the beloved BYU mascot, and I am sure that the first thought in the minds of anyone outside that state was of the mountain dwelling cat, not anything to do with a nickname that has been given to middle aged women on the dating scene. It’s sensitivity out of control. It’s people thinking in terms of worse-case scenario and not with logic and common sense. What’s next, no more “soccer moms,” which could now be “European football chaperones?” It’s not just this. Recently, Aardman Animation decided to change a scene in its new movie “The Pirates!,” after a trailer was criticized for its depiction of lepers. Here’s the setup: The main character (who is not depicted as the brightest tool in the shed) boards a ship at sea looking for treasure. After he inquires about the location of the treasure, he is informed that the boat is full of lepers, which is immediately followed by the arm of the leprous spokesman falling off to illustrate the point. I’m sorry, but that is funny. It was not done to poke fun of lepers or harm them in any way. It’s a cartoon, and even though they look really cool now, they are not real, in case there was an issue thinking that they were. Can you imagine what would have to be taken out of the classic Looney Tunes if they were made today? The Acme Company would have never existed, and Wile E Coyote would have never known the feel of an anvil aside the head. Remember, it’s not real. Again, think of who will sue, not with logic. And let’s be honest, the people who would actually make a ruckus over this, or maybe other ridiculous notions like trying to say that Harry Potter books are making kids worship the devil, are dealing in a fantasy of a fantasy world. Let me repeat: NONE OF THIS IS REAL!!!! There are no wizards at Hogwarts, there are no pirates or lepers that look like the ones in the CARTOON and Corner Canyon High School did not want to warm up to the theme song of “Hot in Cleveland” (trust me, I’ve never seen the show or heard the song, but there must be one, right?). So come back to the real world, there’s plenty of room before the world comes to an end according to the Mayan calendar. Keith Lobdell is the Editor of the Valley News. He can be reached at

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Horse rescue receives $4,000 grant for rehab work very privileged to have been chosen by the ASPCA for this honor,” Van Weie said. ASPCA Senior Director of Community relations, Jacque Shutlz, said the grant will help guarantee safety of horses housed at CMVHR. Shultz said the rescue was one of almost a hundred applicants for the grant, and was chosen for its dedication to rehabilitation of horses. As a firsttime applicant, Shultz saw how much work and dedication Van Weie and her partner at CMVHR, Eddie Mrozik, did for their horses. “They are doing good work their for their horses and this grant will help guarantee a safe place for the animals to live,” Shultz said. In May of 2002, Nancy Van Weie and Eddie Mrozik started CMVHR. They have worked tirelessly ever since to provide a safe and comfortable place for every horse they take in. Ninety-four percent of all donations to the rescue go directly to the

care of horses and 6 percent goes to administration fees. The rescue is operated 100 percent on volunteer work. Mrozik manages the farm as a full-time volunteer. Van Weie dedicates as many as 40 hours per week to rescue efforts, and works full time at the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and The Adirondack Land Trust. Van Weie said the financial support the ASPCA has given to the rescue is a great relief to helping the rescue continue to care for their 12 horses. “We couldn’t thank them enough. The aid will ensure each of our horses have a comfortable place to live,” Van Weie said. Anyone interested in donating to the CMVHR can get in touch with Van Weie by email at or call CMVHR at 962-8512. For more information about the horses or volunteer opportunities at the rescue visit their website,

Quetant earns degree

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Geneseo names Dean’s list

Neill earns bachelor’s

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Christopher Quetant of Lake Placid has earned a bachelor of science degree in sports management from Springfield College (Mass.) for studies completed in 2011.

UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College celebrated the dedication and hard work of Andrew Murphy who completed an Associate in Science degree in LA&S: General Study. The 2011 Fall Commencement was held on Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Robert R. Jorgensen Athletics/Event Center on the Utica Campus with some 194 MVCC students being invited to walk across stage for the conferral of associate degrees or certificates. Murphy is from Keene.

GENESEO — The State University of New York at Geneseo has announced its Dean's List for the fall semester 2011. To be on the list, a student must have achieved a 3.5 grade point average while taking at least 12 credit hours. Students on the list from this area are: Alexander Beideck and Brian Wolff from Saranac Lake.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Luke A. Neill of Saranac Lake received a bachelors degree in Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences during the 208th Commencement ceremonies at the University of Vermont, held in December. The university conferred degrees on an estimated 394 graduates, including 324 bachelor's, 57 master's and post-baccalaureate certificate, and 13 doctoral degree recipients.


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WESTPORT—The Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue (CMVHR) recently received help to continue their aid to horses in need. CMVHR was awarded a $4,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The grant will help the farm build fencing. “With this grant we will be able to repair and extend our quarantine paddocks,” Nancy Van Weie, owner and operator of CMVHR said. Quarantine paddocks are necessary for the safety of the horses at CMVHR when taking in a new horse. Whenever the rescue takes in a new horse, the horse must be evaluated for at least a month. This quarantine guarantees the horse does not carry a contagious illness that could infect other horses and it is a time for the staff to observe any behavioral problems.


Klein earns scholarship SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Franklin County resident has been awarded approximately $4,300 per year for the “All-American Scholarship” to attend Alfred State College. Evan Klein of Saranac Lake is slated to graduate in 2012 from Saranac High School and intends to enroll in the architectural technology program. The scholarship is awarded to students who possess an 88 or better high school average through their junior year and who have achieved at least a 1100 combined SAT score or a composite ACT score of 24. Recipients must maintain a required GPA (grade point average) to continue to receive free board in subsequent semesters.

New Platz names Dean’s list NEW PALTZ — The following local residents were named to the Dean's List at the State University of New York at New Paltz for the Fall 2011 semester. Ashley Lavery of Lake Placid (Latin American Studies), Rachel Bullard of Saranac Lake (Painting), Travis Conway of Saranac Lake (Undeclared), Michael Conway of Wilmington (Sociology). Dean's List designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade point average in a semester.

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ROCHESTER — Nazareth College is proud to announce that Alexandra McFaddin of Lake Placid, has been named to the dean's list for the Fall 2011 semester. McFaddin is studying Mathematics at Nazareth.

Burgess on Dean’s list MANCHESTER, N.H. — Lauren E. Burgess, a English major, was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2011 semester at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Burgess, a resident of Saranac Lake, is a member of the class of 2012. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

HVCC President’s list named TROY — Several local students were recently named to the President's List at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Each fall and spring term, the college's President's List honors those students who have a term grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0. Local students include: Rebecca White of Westport (Health Information Management and Technology), Kelly Thwaits of Jay (academic), Meghan Crowe of Wilmington (Physical Education Studies).

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“All horses are quarantined when they arrive,” Van Weie said. “Length of time depends on what we know about the horse’s background and is generally a minimum period of a month.” The current resident of the rescue’s only quarantine paddock is Pops, a Belgian Draft Cross that came to the rescue in May 2010 after a gunshot wound to the back. Because the investigation into his injury isn’t closed, Pops remains the property of New York state and cannot be housed with other horses, Van Weie said. “We’ve had to turn away horses that were in need because Pops must remain separate,” Van Weie said. “We can’t take in new horses without quarantining them, it would put our horses at risk.” With the grant, the rescue cannot only fix the existing, aging fencing but can add another pen. Adding a pen would enable the rescue to help more horses. “We’re really honored and feel

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Rotary Club will present its annual Winter Carnival Rotary Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at the Harrietstown Town Hall. The theme this year for Winter Carnival is “Space Alien Invasion.” Tickets are $13 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased at the following locations: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Ampersound, Blue Line Sport Shop, Community Bank, Community Store, NBT Bank, Eco Living, Eye Care for the Adirondacks, Coakley's Ace Hardware, Post Office Pharmacy and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce. After Feb. 7, the tickets will only be available at the Chamber of Commerce. The Winter Carnival Rotary Show is a major fundraiser for the Saranac Lake Rotary Club.

Artist works on display SARANAC LAKE — Bluseed Studios, located on 24 Cedar St., will be hosting an artist reception and concert Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Nineteen artists from the local fringe gallery will be featured in the exhibition. A wide range of non-traditional and cotemporary art will be displayed. From 6 to 7 p.m., there will be a reception to meet the artists and celebrate art. From 7 to 9 p.m. there will be live music featuring the Blind Owl Band. This is a free and public event. The art exhibition for the local fringe gallery hosted at bluseed will be open Feb. 1 and close March 4.

Above, Steve Erman, standing, endorses Paul Van Cott for trustee candidate in the March 20 village election during the Jan. 30 Saranac Lake Democratic Committee caucus at the Harrietstown Town Hall. Erman, now retired, had worked with Van Cott, an attorney, at the Adirondack Park Agency. Van Cott and Barbara Rice were chosen to run for the two open four-year seats on the Village Board. Van Cott is sitting at far right. Right, Paul Van Cott. Photo by Andy Flynn

the center of our community,” he said. Van Cott’s second goal is to lower taxes, specifically by trying to reduce or eliminate double taxation generated by the three towns within village limits: Harrietstown, St. Armand and North Elba. “Saranac Lakers should not pay taxes for services that we do not receive,” he said. Currently, Saranac Lake Democratic Committee Chair Tom Catillaz is the only Democratic village trustee. If elected, Rice and Van Cott would join Catillaz and Elias Pelletieri, a Conservative, at the board table with Mayor Clyde Rabideau, a Democrat. The Republicans held their caucus Jan. 31 at the Harrietstown Town Hall, and the Conservatives held their caucus afterward, in the village offices on the second floor of the


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Space aliens are ready to invade Saranac Lake starting this weekend Mid-winter carnival set for Feb. 2-12 By Andy Flynn SARANAC LAKE — If creatures from outer space are monitoring our radio waves — or are living among us — they know this quaint Adirondack village will be the site of an intergalactic mid-winter carnival Feb. 212. Space aliens — both real and imagined —

will converge on Saranac Lake for its annual Winter Carnival for a week, as this year ’s theme is “Space Alien Invasion.” And if an alien approaches you and asks, “Take me to your leader,” send him to Jeff Dickson, chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee. He’s busy with the rest of his crew making final arrangements for this year ’s event. They are meeting for the final time before Carnival at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Saranac Lake High School. “I’m hoping it will be a 10-minute meet-

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ing where everyone says, ‘I’ve got it all under control. Everything is fine,’” Dickson said at the Jan. 25 committee meeting in the school’s Large Group Instruction Room. Winter Carnival buttons are for sale around the village for $3 each, with the design again being penned by Saranac Lake native Garry The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee poses for a group photo after their Jan. 25 meeting at the Saranac Lake High School. Photo by Andy Flynn Trudeau, of the famed Foster, who reminded the committee that “Doonesbury” cartoon. While button sales village police officers are strictly enforcing have been down this year, committee memthis rule. bers are confident that sales will pick up The roller coaster weather pattern of once the aliens and alien-watchers arrive. warm and cold temperatures, rain and snow, This year, Winter Carnival Headquarters has caused the Ice Palace workers to start will once again be located at 141 River St., and stop construction several times since the building that was renovated for the they began working on Jan. 20. The Palace is Adirondack Business Center next to Lakethe centerpiece of the Winter Carnival and view Deli. HQ had been there two years ago the site of several events, including two firebut temporarily moved in 2011 to the Down works displays. The lighting of the palace Hill Grill building on Main Street before the will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. restaurant opened. Not as many people This year, the committee is looking for volfound the HQ there, and committee memunteers to be “Ice Palace Stewards.” bers hope the highly visible location across “In the past, we built the Ice Palace and the street from the Ice Palace will boost sales walked away,” said committee member and of their 2012 calendars, posters, old buttons Ice Palace ice carver Robin Johnson. and alien-themed masks, goggles and headIce Palace Stewards will guard the strucwear. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. ture from alien invaders, educate the public Volunteers are still needed to help the village police direct Gala Parade entrants to about the Ice Palace and the Winter Carnival, and spread EcoTraction so visitors won’t their lineup positions from 12 to 12:30 p.m. slip on the ice and snow. Saturday, Feb. 11. The parade begins at 1 While the Winter Carnival king and queen p.m. “You get to wear a bright, shiny (red) jack- will remain a secret until their coronation et that says, Winter Carnival,’” Dickson said. Friday night, Feb. 3, at least one member of There is still time to enter the Gala Parade, the court was announced ahead of time, the and applications are available at the cham- parade’s grand marshal, Ron Keough. For more information, visit online at ber of commerce or on the Winter Carnival or call website the chamber of commerce at 891-1990. ( People in walking units and on floats are not allowed to throw candy or any object to the crowd, according to parade chairman Eric

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Winter games partner with C&S for second year By Keith Lobdell NORTH ELBA — C&S Companies again pledged their support for the Empire State Games with a donation to the program last week. Doug Bauer of C&S presented North Elba Supervisor Robert “Roby” Politi with a check for $2,500 to go toward the 32nd annual winter sporting event during a Jan. 25 meeting. The donation was the second in as many years for the engineering company that has worked with the town on the Lake Placid Airport, which stepped in as a main sponsor when the ESG lost state funding, requiring a grass-roots community campaign to fund the fourday winter sports spectacular. “They have been a great partner in the development of our airport and we are very greatful for what they have done,” Politi said. “They have been very supportive of the local community and local youth

Luge coach and former Empire State Games competitor Pat Anderson, North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi, Doug Bauer of C&S Companies, youth olympian and ESG competitor Raychel Germaine, Ben Johnson of C&S and Kimberly Fabend of C&S pose as Bauer presents Politi with a check for $2,500 towards the 32nd annual games. Photo by Keith Lobdell sporting, including the games,” Jim McKenna, ROOST/Lake Placid CVB Director and ESG organizing committee head added.

The Empire State Winter Games are set to take place at sites in Lake Placid, Wilmington and Saranac Lake Feb. 2-5.

Youth Olympian returns for ESG LAKE PLACID — Growing up in Georgia didn’t mean Raychel Germaine didn’t know a thing or two about the sport of luge. After all, her father was a member of the USA Luge team, and she had watched a lot of the competition before deciding to give it a try for herself. That try led Germaine first to the Empire State Games, where she competed on the Mount Van Hoevenberg track, but also to Park City, Utah; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and most recently Innsbruck, Austria, as a member of the first Winter Youth Olympic Team USA. “It was really cool because I have never done anything like this in my life,” Germaine, who trains and stays at the Olympic Training Facility in Lake Placid, said. “This experience helps a lot as I look forward to going to the next level.” As the Youth Olympics help her train for the next level of competition, she said that the Empire State Winter Games, in which she will compete this Sunday, Feb. 5, helped her to get to Innsbruck. “The more experience you get and the more chances you have to race, that makes you better,” Germaine said. “You learn how to race through events like this and they prepare you,” Pat Anderson, Germaine’s coach and another former ESG competitor, said. The Empire State Winter Games run throughout this weekend in the Tri-Lakes region.

ESG Weekend Schedule

SATURDAY, Feb. 4 Adaptive Alpine Clinic, Whiteface Mt. 10 a.m. Cross Country The Loppet, Mt Van Hoevenberg, noon. Ski jump, Intervale Complex, noon Nordic Combined, Mt Van Hoevenberg, 3 p.m. Ski Orienteering, Dewey Mt. 1 p.m. SBX/SX, Whiteface Mt. 9 p.m. Snowshoe Sprint, Petrova-Saranac Lake, 9 p.m. Short Track Speed Skating, Olympic Center 32 Rink, 8 a.m.-noon Long Track Speed Skating, Olympic Oval, 1-4 p.m. Women’s Ice Hockey, Olympic Center US rink, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Seminars will take place at the conference center from 7-9 p.m.


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SUNDAY, Feb. 5 Adaptive Alpine, Whiteface Mt. 10 a.m. Biathlon, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, 8:30 a.m. Cross Country, Mt. Hoevenberg, noon Adaptive Cross Country, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, noon Bobsled, Combined Track, 3-5 p.m. Luge, Combined Track, 8 a.m. Slopestyle, Whiteface Mt. 9 a.m. Short Track Speed Skating, Olympic Center 32 Rink, 8 a.m.-noon Women’s Ice Hockey, Olympic Center US Rink, 8-12:30 p.m. Figure Skating, Olympic Center 80 Rink, 9-3 p.m. 75432

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HHA Director Aldrich set to retire HARRIETSTOWN — It was announced today that David K. Aldrich, Executive Director of the Town of Harrietstown Housing Authority (HHA), will be retiring on March 31. In making the announcement, Mary Lawthers, the Chairperson of the Authority’s Board of Commissioners, praised Aldrich’s nearly 13 years of exceptional service to the Authority. Aldrich joined the staff as Facilities Manager in October 1999 and became Executive Director in September 2001. “David has been a very effective public housing administrator and a wonderful person to work with throughout my tenure on the Authority’s Board,” Lawthers said. “He is a very effective manager and a caring person. During his time at the Authority he has worked tirelessly to ensure a quality living environment for our tenants. I join my colleagues on the Board in saying to David, ‘thanks for a job well done.’”

Lawthers further announced that the Board has selected a new Executive Director who will take over from Aldrich on his retirement. Sarah A. Clarkin, a resident of Saranac Lake, was selected by the Housing Authority’s Board following a national search. “We are so pleased to have found a strong candidate who is familiar with and committed to our community,” Lawthers said. Clarkin, who has a Master ’s degree in Natural Resources Planning from the University of Vermont, has program and organizational management experience in local and regional planning, land management, and nature interpretation. She recently returned to the Adirondacks from the Glens Falls area. “All of us at the Authority wish David Aldrich a happy and productive retirement, and we look forward to a seamless transition with Sarah Clarkin as our new Executive Director,” Lawthers said.

Biking race returns to Wilmington


WILMINGTON — For mountain bikers who like high elevation racing on the most rugged of terrain, the Leadville Trail 100 is the holy grail. As one of the most wellknown mountain bike races, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 has always been difficult. One way to get in is by racing in one of the six 2012 LT100 Qualifiers across the country, each offering 100 total qualifying starting positions. Once again, Wilmington will host one of the qualifying events, the Wilmington/Whiteface 100 (WW100), Sunday, June 17. “The Town of Wilmington is extremely excited to host the Wilmington/Whiteface 100 once again,” Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston said. “I think that our race course is the most diverse course in the Leadville Qualifier Series. We have added more mileage this year going

onto the fifth Town. This will make it unique and a true ‘Adirondack’ event.” As the only LT 100 qualifier in the Northeast, the WW100 will coincide with the annual Whiteface/Wilmington Bike Fest. The race will start and finish at Whiteface Mountain and weave its way through jeep roads, back country tails, Jay and Saddleback mountains and through the towns Wilmington, Jay, Lewis, Elizabethtown and Keene before a grueling 2,501-feet climb awaits the racers at Whiteface ahead of the finish line. “There’s something there for everyone,” LT 100 qualifying series technical director David Weins, a six-time LT 100 champion, said. “From single track, rugged back country roads, gravel and dirt roads, not to mention the climbs and decants, this course is going to offer a significant challenge, perhaps

similar to the LT 100 itself.” Between 70 to 100 qualifying spots into the Leadville Trail 100 will be up for grabs, and organizers hope that this combined with all of the activities surrounding the Wilmington Bike Fest will bring even more cyclists to the region. Through March 18, registration for the Wilmington/Whiteface 100 is $95 for the general public and $85 for Life Time members. Life Time employees can enter the race for $75. Price will increase by $10 after March 18. The top three cyclists in each division will receive awards and one qualifying slot will be given to the top male and female single speed finishers, while one more spot will be awarded to the top tandem team. The remaining LT 100 spots will be distributed based on performance and a lottery system.

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Keeseville couple’s deaths ruled as a double suicide

Mildred (Howard) McLean, 91 Sept. 17, 1920 - Jan. 23, 2012 GANSEVOORT — Mildred (Howard) McLean, 91, of Gansevoort, NY, passed away after a long illness at the Stanton Nursing Home in Glens Falls on Jan. 23, 2012. Mildred was born and raised in Jay; she was the daughter of the late William and Nellie (Wood) Howard. Their farm was the property currently known as “Howard Heights.” After her mother's death in 1941, she moved with her father to Lake Placid, living with and caring for him until his death in 1957. Mildred worked for Bell Telephone in Lake Placid as a switchboard operator for 17 years. She transferred her service to Glens Falls in 1967, retiring with a total of 31 years of service. She met William McLean in Glens Falls in 1967. While they had never met, they discovered they had lived within 25 miles of each other all their lives. She and Bill were married in November of 1968. Bill died in 1993 after almost 25 years together. Services were scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Carleton Funeral Home in Hudson Falls. Calling hours started at 10 a.m., with the service at 11. Additionally, a memorial service will take place at the Whiteface United Methodist Church in Wilmington in the spring, the date as yet undetermined. Interment in the Jay Cemetery will follow immediately afterward.

Found dead from selfinflicted injuries By Katherine Clark

KEESEVILLE— The death of a Keeseville couple has been ruled as a double suicide. The deaths of Anthony W. Kusalonis, 54, and Teresa L. Fleury, 49, were caused by self inflicted gunshot wounds to the head at their 23 Hollywood Ave. home, according to a release by the Plattsburgh-based State Police. State Police were called to the home

Kusalonis and Fluery shared on Jan. 28 at 7:06 p.m. Troopers discovered Kusalonis lying in the front yard with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police later entered the trailer and found Fleury dead. Two handguns were recovered from the scene located next to each victim. State Police Lt. Scott Heggelke said the investigation included interviews and forensic evidence. Police received a call from a relative of Kusalonis who had completed suicide minutes before his relative arrived at the Hollywood Ave, home, according to Heggelke. Autopsies were performed at the Adirondack Medical Center on Jan. 29 by Dr. Jolie

Rodriguez. Essex County Coroner Kelly Valentine ruled the manner of deaths as suicide.

Suicide help If you are considering suicide or know someone who is, you can call the following numbers for help. The toll-free Clinton County suicide hotline number is (866) 577-3836. Out-of-county calls are accepted but other options are: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, (800) 273-TALK (8255). The Essex County Mental Health Association Hope Line, (800) 440-8074.

Birth notices The following are births reported at Adirondack Medical Center in the month of December: HARVEY—a daughter, Kayla Shea, was born Dec. 2, 2011 at 10:43 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. and 8 oz. to Nissa and Eric Harvey of Saranac Lake. SWEET—a son, Bennett Francis, was born Dec. 4, 2011 at 6:08 a.m. weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. to Beth and Travis Sweet of Lake Placid. GOSLING—a son, Grant Bennett, was born Dec. 5, 2011 at 6:07 a.m. weighing 6 lbs. 7 oz. to Lynn and Chris Gosling of Saranac

Lake. KNIGHT—a daughter, Emily Paige, was born Dec. 8, 2011 at 8:03 a.m. weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. to Kate-lyn and Christopher Knight of Saranac Lake. HEADING—a daughter, Addison May, was born Dec. 16, 2011, at 3:15 p.m. weighing 9 lbs. and 12.9 oz. to Nichole Gallo and Edward Heading of Tupper Lake. GIROUX—a son, Dylon Lee, was born Dec. 20, 2011 at 12:02 a.m. weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. to Darcie Gallo and Jonpaul Giroux of

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Families First is pleased to announce the availability of two camp scholarships to Brantwood Camp in New Hampshire for the summer of 2012. Brantwood Camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 15, with 15-year olds accepted on an invitational basis. The camp hosts three summer terms, each lasting sixteen days. Scholarships will be funded from the Jamie Paul Clark/Brantwood Camp Memorial Fund. Jamie Paul Clark, a long term resident of Westport, passed away in January 2011. Clark was known for his local philanthropy, supporting many Essex County organizations generously, including Families First. Brantwood alumni friends George Topka and John Marshall collaborated with Families First to establish the scholarship in Jamie’s name, partnering two organizations dear to Jamie’s heart and providing scholarships to Essex County youth. If you know of a boy or girl interested in a summer camp experience in New Hampshire, please contact Anne Griffin, Development Director at Families First, 873-9544. For information on Brantwood Camp visit their website at Camp applications must be submitted by April 1, through Families First as the sponsoring agency.

LAKE PLACID — Alegria Garden Cafe – located at 2375 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid invites you to the Essex County Business Council Business After Hours on Feb. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Essex County Business Council is a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce. If you are not yet a member of the ECBC or any partner members, please contact us for a guest pass. Admission is $2. For more information, or to make reservations, please call Arlene at 523-2445 Ext. 133.

McKibben to speak at ADK LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is presenting a special program, “Bill McKibben: Notes from the Front of the Climate Fight.” Join McKibben, author and co-founder of, as he talks about the movement to solve the climate crisis. Find out what the world is doing to address this issue. This presentation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. at ADK’s High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake in Lake Placid. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Housing meeting set in Lewis ELIZABETHTOWN — The Town of Lewis will be holding a public informational meeting to discuss the recently funded Lewis Housing Rehabilitation Program at the Lewis Town Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. Lewis was recently awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant from the NYS Office of Community Renewal to assist low and moderate income households with necessary home repairs. Representatives from the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County (HAPEC) will be on hand to give an overview of the program. The program will take place over the next two years. Applications will be available for Town of Lewis homeowners who have not already applied. For further information call HAPEC at 873-6888.

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Hard work pays off for Pats’ Douglass with 1,000-point milestone AVCS all-time scoring record within reach By Tim Follos C L I N TO N V I L L E — B ro d y D o u glass became the third varsity bask e t b a l l p l a y e r i n A u S a b l e Va l l e y C e n t r a l S c h o o l h i s t o r y t o s c o re 1,000 points on Jan. 24, as his Patriots upended the Ticonderoga Sentinels, 64-27, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. Douglass is the first Patriot to reach the milestone since 1996. Douglass tallied the five points h e n e e d e d t o re a c h 1 , 0 0 0 e a r l y i n the first quarter. The senior led a Patriot charge for a coast-to-coast layup, then batted away the ensui n g i n - b o u n d s p a s s , g a t h e re d t h e b a s k e t b a l l , m a d e a n o t h e r s t ro n g move to the ho o p and hi t a s ho r t jumper while being fouled. Doug l a s s s w i s h e d t h e re s u l t i n g f re e t h ro w, t r i g g e r i n g a p a u s e i n p l a y and an ovation from an audience he c a l l e d , “ t h e b i g g e s t h o m e c ro w d I’ve ever played in front of.”

In the second quarter, the pointf o r w a rd t h re w d o w n h i s , “ f i r s t dunk as a Patriot” to put his team up 41-7. “Scoring 1,000 points means a lot to me,” he said. “It shows all the work I’ve put in. I’ve played AAU basketball since I was 11. I probably play basketball eight or nine months out of the year.” “Growing up, he was always in the gym,” said AuSable coach Jamie D o u g l a s s , B ro d y ’ s u n c l e , w h o l e t him attend varsity practices as a child. “I always expected him to be good, and he always expected himself to be even better. He plays hard every night, and the fans see him, but they don’t realize that he practices that hard, and by practicing t h a t h a rd h e ’ s m a k i n g s o m e b o d y that he’s practicing against a better player. He and Shane (Douglas) go at each other, and it’s made Shane a better player, and everybody feeds off it.” Though Brody is one of the most proficient scorers in school history (the all-time record of 1,151 points was set by John Nixon), it’s the fact that he strives to be a complete bas-

ketball player that has the Patriots in the hunt for a championship. “The most important part of his game is his willingness to share the basketball – to do whatever it takes to win,” his coach said. “He constantly looks for the easier pass and the easier shot. His court vision is outstanding. When he’s dribbling he’s always looking for the guy in front. He’s led this team and he’s got them to buy into being unselfish. It’s a great team effort.” “You have to be unselfish: When you get other people involved it m a k e s e v e r y o n e m o re p a s s i o n a t e about the game,” Brody said. “We don’t care has the most points. We c a re t h a t w e w i n . T h a t ’ s a l l t h a t matters to us.” The Patriots improved to 9-0 in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conf e re n c e w i t h t h e w i n o v e r Ti c o n deroga. Shane Douglas led AuSable with 18 points in the contest, Nick Rhino had 17, Brody finished with 16, John Hickey and Connor Manning added four apiece, and Nate Casey and Austin Depo dropped in three and two, respectively.

Brody Douglass scored his 1,000th career varsity point against Ticonderoga Jan. 24. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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Cammey Keyser scored seven points during the Patriots two game stretch this past week. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Wrestling NAC 81, AVCS 3

Dylan Baker scored a 4-2 decision to score the lone three points of the night for the Patriots Jan. 25.

Girls Basketball AVCS 45. Saranac Lake 37 Danielle Balestrini looks to get away from a pair of Moriah defenders.

Girls Basketball Chazy 39, Lake Placid 33

Danielle Balestrini scored 16 points for the Lady Blue Bombers Jan. 24, while Chloe Uebrick added 6, Kelsey Taylor 4, Haley Brandes 3, Ayla Thompson 2 and Hannah Potter 2.

Peru 43, Lake Placid 29

Ayla Thompson scored 8 points for the Lady Blue Bombers, while Danielle Balestrini added 7, Hannah Potter 6, Chloe Uebrick 4, Haley Brandes 2 and Sarah Kaltenbach 2.

Photo by Nancy Frasier

Moriah 51, Lake Placid 33

Danielle Balestrini scored 15 points to pace the Lady Blue Bombers offense Jan. 30, while Haley Brandes scored 8, Hannah Potter 6, Kelsey Taylor 4 and Rebecca Smith 2.

Girls Hockey Lake Placid 2, Massena 2

Samantha Barney scored the equalizer for the Lady Blue Bombers as they tied Massena Jan. 30. Brook Reid opened the scoring for the Bombers, while Emily Godin had an assist. Tanner Stanton made 11 saves in the draw.

Alexis Facteau scored 19 points to lead the Lady Patriots past the Lady Red Storm Jan. 26. Meghan Strong added 10 points, while Taylor Saltus scored 9, Cammey Keyser 4 and Madison Rondeau 3.

AVCS 56, Ticonderoga 26

Meghan Strong paced the Lady Patriots with 15 points in defeating the Lady Sentinels Jan. 30. Taylor Saltus and Alexis Facteau each scored 13 points, while Madison Rondeau scored 6, Cammey Keyser 3, Haley Taylor 2, Courtney Roy 2 and Sam Loreman 2.

Bowling AVCS 9-3, Ticonderoga 1-1

Mike McDonald had a 507 series and Josh Taylor added a 478 for the Patriots

boys team in a win Jan. 27, while Kaitlynn Sousis rolled a 414 series for the girls.

Indoor Track and Field

The AuSable Valley boys indoor track and field team finished in fourth place and the girls team finished in sixth during the Jan. 28 meet at Plattsburgh State. Paul Ford scored a win in he high jump and a second place finish in the 55-meter hurdles. James Rock was first in the long jump and third in the 55-meter dash. The 3,200 relay team of Josh Ducharme, Hunter Guennel, Noah Lawrence and Brandon Ruocco finished fourth, as did the 640 relay team of Ford, Jonathan LaDieu, Ridge Perkett and Rock. In the girls meet, Raychel Agoney finished second in the triple jump, with Amanda Hamilton placing third in the 55meter hurdles and the long jump. Leann Cook and Ashlee Estes finished tied for third in the high jump, while Estes finished fourth in the 300 and fifth in the 55. Maranda Rock was sixth in the 1,000, with Haley Passino finishing in seventh, Rock also finished eighth in the 1,500. Rebecca Newell was seventh in the shot put.

February 4, 2012

Valley News - 17

Westport Eagles

Saranac Lake Red Storm

Willa McKinley scored 21 points against Willsboro.

Girls Basketball

Photo by Keith Lobdell

licia Kurth 2 and Karlee McGee 2.

Westport 64, Willsboro 32 Megan Kilroy scored 11 points against the AuSable Valley Patriots.

Girls Basketball AVCS 45, Saranac Lake 37

Megan Kilroy scored 11 points for the Lady Red Storm Jan. 26, while Megan Moody scored 10, Nicole Viscardo 8, Regan Kieffer 5, Marissa Farmer 2 and Jazzmyn Tuthill 1.

Indoor Track and Field

Vanessa Salamy scored a win in the 55hurdles and teams with Selena Baillargeon, Chelsea LaFountain and Jacinda Riggs to win the 640 relay. Nicky Trudeau

Photo by Keith Lobdell

also scored a win in the 300. Alex Beadoin scored wins in the 55 and 300 for the boys team.

Willa McKinley scored 21 points as the Lady Eagles scored a decisive win against the Lady Warriors Jan. 26. Allison Sherman added 14 points, while Mallory Sudduth scored 8, Brendee Russell 6, Delany Sears 4, Karin Dorsey 4, Sarah Looby 3, Fe-

Boys Basketball Willsboro 50, Westport 26

Gabe Schrauff scored 10 points for the Eagles Jan. 27, while Ryan Davis scored 8, Jack Newberry 4, Domanic Banish 2 and Ethan Markwica 2.

Girls Hockey Saranac Lake 3, Salmon River 2, OT

Mackenzie Cotter scored the game-winner in overtime as the Lady Red Storm scored a win Jan. 30. Kate Stevens and McKayla Duffy also tallied for the Red Storm, while Bridgit Sullivan, Jane Swatz, Kennedy Snyder, Jillian Martin and Maggie Darrah all had assists. Katie Snyder made 28 saves in the win.

Willsboro Warriors

Keene Beavers

Nick Ball shoots a free throw as Brandon Porter watches.

Girls Basketball Westport 64, Willsboro 32 Emma Gothner had four points against Minerva/Newcomb.

Photo by Keith Lobdell

Girls Basketball M/NCS 39, Keene 27

Tucker Geiger scored 11 points for the Lady Beavers against the Lady Mountaineers Jan. 30, while Anna Kowanko, Olivia Jaques and Emma Gothner each scored 4. Hannah McCabe and Sadie Holbrook added 2 points each.

Kyli Swires scored 12 points for the Lady Warriors Jan. 26, while Serene Holland scored 10, Hannah Bruno 6 and Karin Buck 4.

Bowling Willsboro 10-3, Moriah 0-1

Tyler Bridge had a 594 series and Jeff Bigelow added a 554 as the Warriors boys

Photo by Keith Lobdell

team scored a sweep against the Vikings Jan. 27. Gabi Yeager had a 538 series for the girls squad.

Boys Basketball Willsboro 50, Westport 26

Nick Ball scored 13 points and Clay Sherman added 12 as the Warriors scored a win against the Eagles Jan. 27. Dakota Sayward added 7 points, while Brandon Porter scored 6, Walker Lobdell 6, Clayton Cross 4 and John Hubbard 2.

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February 4, 2012

Cat talk on a cold day L

ast week, I traveled to Whallonsburg to attend a lecture on bobcats in the Adirondacks. By the time I arrived, there were over 50 cars in the small lot, and the Grange Hall was nearly filled to capacity. There is no doubt about it, Adirondackers are curious about their cats. The event featured renowned tracker and naturalist, Sue Morse, who offered an educational and entertaining program, which combined personal observations with hard science, along with a mix of animal calls and extraordinary photography. The purpose of the program was to familiarize the audience with one of the region's most elusive creatures, the bobcat, and the extraordinary landscape it calls home. The event was sponsored by the Northeast Wilderness Trust, a Vermont-based organization responsible for conserving over 8,500 acres of wild lands throughout the northeast, since 2002. Although the organization has maintained a relatively low profile in the Adirondacks, their mission involves a comprehensive effort to create and conserve a series of linked wild lands that will permit wildlife to reestablish migration corridors throughout the vast, Northern Forest, which encompasses existing boreal forest tracts from New York to Maine and beyond into Canada. The concept of a 'wildway' is based on the science of wildlife corridors, which have been verified by observtion of the annual migrations of numerous species,ranging from birds to fish to game animals. In a sense, the fish-ladder on the Boquet River at Willsboro is a wildway. The structure was established to allow landlocked Atlantic Salmon to utilize traditional migration routes to access their historic spawning grounds upstream. After the combination of mill dams, poor water quality, and overfishing had essentially extripated the species from most area rivers by the late 1960’s, an aggressive, restocking program, combined with major cleanup efforts and a new fishladder allowed the king of sportfish to pass beyond the remnants of an old mill dam to return to their historic upstream domain.

The proposed, Split Rock Wildway is a wildlife corridor which is intended to link the Split Rock Wild Forest and the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area to the Champlain Valley and Lake Champlain. The Wildway will incorporate a diversity of natural communities in the northern forest ecosystem, including a variety of forests, rivers, wetlands, floodplains, and sub-alpine flora. “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” — Robert Louis Stevenson. The wildway will incorporate numerous major flyways for hawk, songbirds, and waterfowl as well as habitat for a variety of wildlife, including mink, otter, beaver, whitetail deer, fisher and bobcats, as well as the northernmost population of eastern timber rattlesnakes. According to the Northeast Wilderness Trust, a majority of the lands proposed for the Wildway are currently in private hands, and at risk of subdivision and habitate fragmentation. Unfortunately, land preservation is a very unpopular topic in the Adirondacks. In fact, in many circles, it is an outright abomination. However, the concept of preserving, and enhancing wildlife habitate is not a foreign language to most sportsmen and women. Surely, it is not a dirty word among the birders, wildlife watchers, and the other 93 percent of travelers who continue to regularly travel and spend their hard-earned money in our neck of the woods. Certainly there are going to be critics, naysayers and non-believers who will cast doubt on the concept of megalinks and wildlife corridors. Who’s going to believe that moose, bear, deer or wildcats, are going to return to follow in the tracks of their forebears. It’s plain foolish, non-

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Traditional Anglican Worship. Fr. David Ousley, Vicar and Rev. Patti Johnson, Deacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. - Healing Prayer and Holy Eucharist. Sun. - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Phone 518 834-9693 United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday at 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. at 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. BLOOMINGDALE Pilgrim Holiness Church - 14 Oregon Plains Rd., 8913178, Rev. Daniel Shumway - Sunday: Morning Worship 11am, Sunday School 10am, Evening Service 6:30 pm; Wednesday: Prayer Service 7 pm. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Joseph Elliott, Pastor. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School 10:15 AM, Pre School Play Group Thursdays 1011:30 AM Sept.-May. web page: St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.,

Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 27 through September 12. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 5764711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday.

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Handicapped accessible. For more information call 518-523-3652. Lake Placid Baptist Church - Leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ Worship service Sunday 10:15 a.m., Rev. Derek Spain, Pastor. 2253 Saranac Ave., LP 523-2008, St. Eustace Episcopal Church - Worship services Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Prayers; Wednesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing 2450 Main St., LP, 523-2564, St. Agnes Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m., Sunday masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., 169 Hillcrest, LP, 523-2200. Rev. John R. Yonkovig Adirondack Community Church - Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. 2583 Main St., LP. 523-3753, Pilgrim Holiness Church - 6057 Sentinel Road Lake Placid, NY 12946. Tel. 518-523-2484 Pastor: William S. Saxton Sunday School - 9: 45 AM Sunday Worship - 11:00 AM Sunday Evening Service - 7:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study - 7:00 PM LEWIS Elizabethtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - Rt. 9 West, Lewis, NY. Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Theocratic Ministry School & Service Meeting. For further information contact Brian Frawley 518-873-2610. First Congregational Church - Lewis, 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Email: PORT HENRY Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship - Adult Sunday School 9:00-10:00 a.m., Coffee fellowship 10:00-10:30 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. FREE community movie night the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. Visit our website to see what is showing 6 Church St., (518) 546-4200,, Pastor Tom Smith. REBER United Methodist Church - Valley Road. 963-7924. Rev. Chilton McPheeters. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Church School 11 a.m. SARANAC LAKE St. Bernard’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m., Sunday Mass 7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Father Mark Reilly, Pastor, 27 St. Bernard Street, SL, 891-4616, Episcopal Church of St. Luke - 136 Main St., SL, 891-3605. Sunday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00


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Wild areas attract wildlife, and the wild characters that seek to hunt them in such surroundings. sense! Or is it? In just the past two years, wildlife biologists have confirmed the presence of wild mountain and wild wolf having returned to the region. For unknown reasons, truly wild lands have a real tendency to attract truly wild animals. Ask a dedicated whitetail hunter to explain why deer are always taken from the same,‘Farthest Lost Runway’ where their great grandad, grandad and father all shot their ’s. Or ask a trapper why he places his sets in a natural funnel between two brooks, or ask a duck hunter why he returns to the trapper familiar section of the big marsh year after year. They learn from observation, and so do creatures of the wild. Bears have generational trails to food sources such as berry patches or cherry trees, which their cubs learn to follow, and so on and so on. These are just a few of the links in corridors which had been established well before country roads, interstates or even hiking trails intruded on nature’s way. When moose first began to venture into New York state back in the late 1970's, they didn’t simply walk across the Champlain Bridge, or take the Essex Ferry. They did what every previous generation of moose had done, they swam across the lake. Megalinks and corridor restoration efforts are largely a concept foreign to man. The effort does not ask man to, “Build it and they will come,” rather it implores, “Don’t build it, so they’ll have room to come.” Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

a.m., led by the Reverand Ann S. Giallard, High Peaks Church - A Bible-believing, non-denominational church. 97 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, 891-3255 Saranac Lake Baptist Church - 490 Broadway, Saranac Lake, 891-5473 First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 8911383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursery care available. First Presbyterian Church PC(USA) - 57 Church Sreet, Saranac Lake, NY, 518-891-3401, Rev. Joann White. All Are Welcome Here! 9:45am Sunday Worship. Sunday School for All Ages. Nursery Care. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study. Handicap Accessible & Hearing Assistance. Saranac Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - 5043 Rt. 3, Saranac Lake, 518-891-9233 Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity - Worshipping at the First United Methodist Church at 63 Church St., Saranac Lake. Pastor Michael Richards presiding. 518-891-5262. Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour. Sunday School available. TUPPER LAKE United Community Church - 25 High Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9810 Holy Name Catholic Church - 114 Main Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9194 St. Alphonsus Church - 48 Wawbeek Avenue, Tupper Lake, 359-3405. St. Thomas Episcopal - 8 Brentwood Ave, Tupper Lake 359-9786 WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Sunday worship celebration at Noon, Pastor Leon Hebrink. 962-8293 *For other ministry & discipleship opportunities see the Westport Federated Church schedule. WESTPORT Federated Church - Main Street Westport: Saturday Evening ‘Praise, Word & Prayer’ Service, 5 p.m. Sunday morning Worship Celebration, 9:00 a.m. plus Children’s Church; Bible Study 10:15 a.m. Thursday evening parsonage book & bible discussion, 6:30 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. 962-8293. Pastor Leon Hebrink, “Following Jesus in the company of friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday

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Valley News - 19

Loppet moved to March



TUPPER LAKE—Animal Architects, Flamers Theater, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 1p.m. LAKE PLACID —Mardi Gras Night with Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience performance, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. $16 in advance, and $18 at the door, 7:30 p.m. 523-2512, SARANAC LAKE— The Alexis P. Suter Band performs, The Waterhole, 48 Main St. 10 p.m. $10 for advance tickets, $12 day of the show.

KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565,

Saturday.Feb.4. JAY —Olive and the Branch Susan Richards performance, Amos and Julia Ward Theatre, Route 9N, 7 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN— Violinist Katherine Winterstein, and pianist Rose Chancler in Concert, Hand House, 8273 River St. 7 p.m. 962-2949, WILLSBORO — Winter films Special, Ides of March, 7:30 p.m. Willsboro Central School, 29 School Ln. $5 for adults; $2 for youth. LAKE PLACID —The Rotten Apple performed, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 7 p.m. 523-2512,

Sunday.Feb.5. TUPPER LAKE—Family Art & Nature: Investigate Insects, Flamers Theater, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, noon. LAKE PLACID —The Rotten Apple performed, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 3 p.m. 523-2512, ELIZABETHTOWN— Violinist Katherine Winterstein, and pianist Rose Chancler in Concert, Hand House, 8273 River St. 3 p.m. 962-2949, ELIZABETHTOWN—Four Chaplin Sunday, Church of Good Shepherd Parish Hall, WIlliam St. noon

Tuesday.Feb.7. KEESEVILLE—Open archery shooting, The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club, 359 Green St. 7-10 P.M. Open to all ages. 643-8754 or 643-2651. WILMINGTON—Bible Study & Potluck, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 6 p.m. LAKE PLACID — African Dance Class with live drumming. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Annex, 17 Algonquin Dr. Class fee $5. 791-9586.

Wednesday.Feb.8. WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, LAKE PLACID —Chefs and Farmers with Chef David Hunt, Generations Restaurant, 2553 Mirror Lake Dr, 9:30 a.m. WILMINGTON—Teen Night Group, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday.Feb.9. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200. WILLSBORO — Registration for the Willsboro Chapter of the Adirondack Barkeaters U19 Boys and Girls Rugby Football Club will take place Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Willsboro Visitor's Center. No experience necessary. All area (Champlain to Moriah) teenage boys and girls are eligible. SARANAC LAKE—"Fringe Night,” Artist Showcase, Bluseed Studios, 24 Cedar St. 6-9 p.m.

LAKE PLACID — Due to the current snow conditions, the 30th Lake Placid Loppet has been postponed from Feb. 3-4 to March 9-10. The Lake Placid Loppet has established itself as one of the best events of its kind in the country. Since 1981, thousands of skiers have enjoyed skiing and racing on the challenging Mt. Van Hoevenberg trails at the Olympic Sports Complex. The updated Lake Placid Loppet schedule,

Heilman to present at series WILLSBORO — The third annual “Cabin Fever” lecture series will host discussions based on photography, storytelling, history and farming, all set in the Adirondacks. The series will start on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. with photographer Carl Heilman, who will talk about his “I am the Adirondacks” digital production.

Exercise classes offered ELIZABETHTOWN — The following osteoporosis exercise classes are held weekly at the following locations. If you are interested in joining the free classes, please contact RSVP at 546-3565 or email us at •Keene: Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center; •Elizabethtown: Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Hand House; •Ticonderoga: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Interlakes Health Care;

•Willsboro: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. at the Willsboro Congregational Church.

Harvest event planned LAKE PLACID — On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 9:30 a.m. Chef David Hunt of Generations Restaurant in Lake Placid, in conjunction with Adirondack Harvest, will host a gathering of chefs and farmers. This meeting will encourage culinary and agricultural connections resulting in more Adirondack-grown food served in local restaurants. It is open to all regional chefs and growers interested in learning more about making these connections. For more information call 518-962-4810 x 404.

Rehab program meeting set WILLSBORO — The Town of Willsboro will be holding a public informational meeting to discuss the recently funded Willsboro Housing Rehabilitation Program at the Willsboro Community Center on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. Willsboro was recently awarded a $400,000 NYS Community Development Block Grant from the NYS Office of Community Renewal to assist low and moderate income households with necessary home repairs. Representatives from the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County (HAPEC) will be on hand to give an overview of the program, which will take place over the next two years. Applications will be available for Willsboro homeowners who have not already applied. For further information, call HAPEC at 873-6888.


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This Month in History - FEBRUARY 3rd - Rock singers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash. (1959) 6th - The board game Monopoly first went on sale.(1935) 6th - Astronaut Alan Shepard hits three golf balls on the moon. (1971) 8th - The Boy Scouts were founded. (1910)


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VINDICATOR VINEYARD LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/31/11. Office location: Essex County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: South Farm 44 Farm Way, Essex, NY 12936. Purpose: any lawful activity. VN-12/31-2/4/12-6TC20861 ----------------------------NOTICE



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*Planning Board Alternate *Zoning Board of Appeals *Board of Assessment Review *Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer Acceptable applicants residing in the Town of Essex will be considered first. PLEASE SEND LETTERS OF INTEREST BY FEBRUARY 29, 2012 TO: supervisorboisen or SUPERVISOR SHARON BOISEN TOWN OF ESSEX P.O. BOX 355 ESSEX, NY 12936

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Variety of New Merchandise With some Antiques, Furniture & Miscellaneous. See details at or

Mountain Time Auctions

2997 Broad Street • Port Henry, NY 12974 • 518-546-3773


February 4, 2012

WANTED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. ANY KIND/BRAND. UP TO $22.00/Box. SHIPPING PAID. HABLAMO ESPANOL. 1-800 -266-0702 WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 (69.70) CASH PAID. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310-721 -0726 29738

Buying old U.S. coins, currency, commemoratives, bullion and other interesting items.

Fair & Honest Prices in today’s market. Call anytime 7 days a week. ANA member PO Box 151, Jay, NY 12941 (518) 946-8387 21253

CATS FREE TO A Good Home: 5- 8 mo. old kittens, neutered, spayed & shots. Gray, Black, Multi colors, Gray/Black lines very cute. Call 518-834-7647

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available Call AIM (888) 686-1704 or visit

Call and place your listing at 1-800-989-4237


ANY LAPTOP REPAIRED JUST $79. Macs, too. REALLY! FREE Fedex shipping! $69extra for screen or motherboard replacement. CALL Authorized Laptop Repair Specialists. 1877-283-6285 29739

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FREE BRAKE INSPECTION 2007 Chevy Trailblazer

2009 Chevy Aveo LS

2005 Subaru Outback Wagon


Oil Chang e S pecial (rest rictio

ns apply)

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

Sharp! 4x4, PW, PL, CD, Silver

4 Dr., 4 Cyl., 5 Spd., Air, Cruise, CD, Spoiler, 65K, Blue


LL Bean Edition, AWD, Loaded, Leather, Sunroof, 84K, Silver






AWD, Auto, PW, PL, White, 30K Miles, Aluminum Wheels



60,000 Mile Factory Warranty



2006 Chevy Silverado 1500

1998 Pontiac Grand Am

2006 Chevy Equinox LT

2003 GMC Sierra Reg. Cab

Ext. Cab, 4WD, Auto, V8, Loaded, Z71, 95K, White

V6, Auto, 4 Dr., Green

V6, Auto, PW, PL, PM, Air, 95K

2WD, 4.8 V8, Auto, Air, 84K, Green




2003 Chevy Trailblazer Ext.




2008 Chevy HHR LT



2009 Chevy Impala LT


2007 Saturn Vue

30 MPG

Real Sharp! 8 Pass., 4x4, 6 Cyl., Auto, PB, PS, Air, Rear Air, Trailer Pkg., 89K Miles, Lt. Green




2.4L, PW, PL, PS, CD, Chrome Wheels, Sunroof, New Tires, Red, 73K Miles

V6, Auto, PS, PL, PW, Cruise, CD, Gray, 75K Miles






2007 Buick Lucerne CX



AWD, V6, Auto, Red, PW, PL





Clean! V6, Auto, PW, PL, PS, Black, 50K


12 ,990

We can help you get financed!


If We Don’t Have It We Can Find It For You! SALES & SERVICE


Monday - Friday 8am-6pm • Saturday 9am-3pm

Route 9 • Keeseville, NY Fax: 834-7769 Dealer #7057637

518-834-7766 21280

February 4, 2012 SINGLE-FAMILY HOME


AVAILABLE NOW!!! 2-4 Bedroom homes Take Over Payments No Money Down/No Credit Check Call 1-888-269-9192

2000 19 1/2’ LOWE Aluminum boat w/metal deck, twin console, Bow Mount trolling motor, live well, on board charger, full canvas, step up top; 1996 150 HP Johnson motor, less then 40 hrs., like new; 1988 Eazyloader Trailer, like new, Complete $5500 firm. 518-963-7351

STOP RENTING Lease option to buy Rent to own No money down No credit check 1-877-395-0321

VACATION PROPERTY NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Oceanfront Luxury Beach Homes and Condos. Best Selection, Service and Rates Guaranteed. Free Brochure! 888-617-5726 or

FOR SALE LADIES WIG Blonde short style, Ellen Thomas Derma Life Cemo wig, new never worn, $99.00. 518-354-8654 $99 (518) 354-8654 POLARIS SNOWMOBILE JACKETS WOMAN AND MENS LIKE NEW PAID OVER 300.00 EACH WILL SELL FOR 100.00 518-492-2028 $99 (518) 492-2028

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CARS 2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550 AUTO DONATION DONATE YOUR CAR to CHILDREN'S CANCER FUND of AMERICA and help end CHILDHOOD CANCER. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. 7 Days 1-800-469-8593 AUTO DONATION Donate Your Car! Civilian Veterans & Soldiers Help Support Our U.S. Military Troops 100% Volunteer Free same Day Towing. Tax Deductible. Call and Donate Today! 1 -800-471-0538

To place your classified ad, call 1-800-989-4237 Monday-Friday 8AM-5 PM


AUTO DONATIONS DONATE A CAR - SAVE A CHILD'S LIFE! Timothy Hill Children's Ranch: Helping Abused and Neglected Children in NY for Over 30 Years. Please Call 1-800-9364326.

AUTO WANTED CASH FOR CARS and TRUCKS: Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not!1-888-416-2208 Call and place your listing at 1-800-989-4237

AUTOS WANTED CASH FOR CARS! We Buy ANY Car or Truck, Running or NOT! Damaged, Wrecked, Salvaged OK! Get a top dollar INSTANT offer today! 1-800 -267-1591


AUTO DONATIONS DONATE YOUR VEHICLE UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mammogram RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON 1-888-468-5964 AUTO DONATIONS A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 800-771-9551 www.cardonationsforbreastcancer .org

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

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE 2004 Yamaha Rhino UTV w/winch and 6' plow, roof, windshield, many extras. Excellent cond. Asking $6,400 (518) 569-2767


Hometown Chevrolet

152 Broadway Whitehall, NY • (518) 499-2886 • Ask for Joe


AUTO DONATIONS CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330 AUTO DONATIONS DONATE VEHICLE: RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPONS. National Animal Welfare Foundation. Support NO KILL Shelters. Help Homeless Pets. Free Towing, TAX DEDUCTIBLE, NON-RUNNERS Accepted 1-888333-3848

1995 GMC YUKON 4x4, runs good, needs muffler, loaded, Dark Green, good tires, $2000 OBO, Keeseville, NY 518261-6418



to a better used car

The Classified Superstore

Lake Colby Drive, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 • 891-1680 38846


1989 CHEVY Pick-up 1500, with snow plow, excellent condition, $3900. 518-834-7743 or 518-8604568

New 2012 Ford Focus SE 4 Dr. STK #SEN101 • Auto, SYNC, Ford Touch Driver Tech, Air, Pwr. Windows/Locks MSRP..................................$19,885 FordRetail Customer Cash. . . .-$1,000 Ford Credit Bonus Cash*.........-$500 Dealer Discount.......................-$500



New 2012 Ford Taurus SEL

New 2012 Ford Fusion SE

STK #E104 • V6, SYNC System, Reverse Sensing, Pwr. Locks/Windows/Seat, Sirius, Advance Trac

STK #EN269 • Auto, Air, Cruise, Power Seat/Windows/Locks, Reverse Sensing

MSRP................................$29,250 Ford Retail Customer Cash. -$2,000 Ford Credit Bonus Cash*........-$500 Dealer Discount.....................-$850

MSRP......................................$23,990 Ford Retail Customer Cash.......-$1,500 Ford Retail Bonus Cash...............-$500 Ford Credit Bonus Cash*.............-$500 Dealer Discount...........................-$750



Offer ends 4/2/12



Offer ends 1/31/12

OR e Choos

Offer ends 4/2/12

$1,000 & 0%

for 60 mos.*

OR e Choos

$500 & 0% formos.*60

New 2011 Ford F150 Super Crew

2012 Ford Escape XLT 4WD w e N

XLT 4x4

STK #EN287 • Auto, Air, Cruise, Pwr. Seat/ Windows/Locks

STK #SEM482 • Auto, Air, Trailer Tow, SYNC System, Power Windows/Locks/ Seat

MSRP..................................$27,445 Ford Retail Customer Cash. . .-$2,000 Ford Retail Bonus Cash*..........-$500 Dealer Discount.......................-$950

MSRP.....................................$40,365 Ford Retail Customer Cash......-$2,000 Ford Trade Assist Cash............-$1,000 FMCC Bonus Customer Cash* -$1,000 Dealer Discount.......................-$2,800

With V6 Eco Boost!

Offer ends 1/31/12



OR e Choos

$500 & 0% formos.*60



OR e Choos


Offer ends 4/2/12

*FMCC approval required. All customers may not qualify.


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February 4, 2012

Route 9 • Elizabethtown, NY • •

2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS

2012 Chevy Malibu LT

2012 Chevy Impala LT

$4,800e! Off Pric



Off Pric

Off Pric

CQ241, Bluetooth, Moonroof, Navigation, Onstar, XM Radio, Loaded! MSRP......................$37,900 Adk Chevy Disc..........-1,300 Rebate........................-3,500

CR71, CR91, Onstar, XM Radio, Remote Starter, Bluetooth, Loaded! (2 In Stock) MSRP......................$24,985 Adk Chevy Disc.............-780 Rebate........................-4,000



33,100 CR99, Onstar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded

Check out the all new

MSRP......................$28,305 Adk Chevy Disc.............-505 Rebate........................-4,500

20,205 2012 Chevy Sonic!

ime Free Lifet ctions NYS Inspe with any ! Purchase

YOUR PRICE $22,800

Ask Abou t Financing for Up to 72 mon ths


CR25, Fully loaded!

Great fuel economy and in our showroom!

2012 Chevy 1500 4x4 CR92, Reg. Cab, 5.3L V8, Snowplow Prep, HD Trailer Pkg., AC, Cruise, PW, PL

$4,858e! Off Pric

MSRP.......................$30,355 Adk Chevy Disc..............-858 Rebate........................-4,000





2012 Chevy 1500 Ext. LS $5,650e!

2011 Chevy Malibu 2LT CP240, Leather Heated Seats, OnStar, XM Radio



CR57, 4x4, Loaded, HD Trailer Pkg.

Off Pric

MSRP.......................$34,350 Adk Chevy Disc...........-1,650 Rebate.........................-4,000







2007 Chevy Aveo LS 4 Dr.

2007 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT

2010 Dodge Caliber SXT

AP1227B, Auto, Air, Cruise

CQ316A, 8’ Box! Fully Loaded

CP230, Fully Loaded, Satelite Radio (also in Black)

40 40 MPG MPG



$ OR





$ OR





$ OR



2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD

2002 Isuzu Rodeo AWD

2005 Buick Rendezvous CXL

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

AM44A, Fully Loaded, OnStar, XM Radio

CQ31B, Auto, Fully Loaded! Moonroof

CQ320A, AWD, Fully Loaded, Rear DVD, OnStar

CP239, “Crew” Pkg, DVD, Leather, Fully Loaded



$ OR







$ OR





$ OR





2008 Chevy Impala LT

2011 Chevy Tahoe LT

2001 Nissan Xterra

2008 Chevy Equinox AWD Sport

CP228 OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded

CP241, Leather, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar

CQ286A, 4x4, Auto, V6, Fully Loaded

CR50A, Leather Heated Seats, OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded!

Low Low Miles! Miles!







*Tax, title, reg. not included. †12,000 miles per year, 48 month lease.



$ $ 35,480 15,980 OR 264 /MO. 6,950 OR 218 /MO. 14,980 OR 243 /MO. GREAT SELECTION OF TRUCKS & SUVS Give Buzzy, Bruce or Bucky a call today for more great everyday savings! 518-873-6389 $


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