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Members of the Lawn Chair Ladies perform an opening number for the Daffest Derby, a soap box derby, Saturday, April 28 on the LaPan Highway in Saranac Lake. These ladies are famous for their routines at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade and travel to other communities to show off their award-winning, synchronized moves. Photo by Andy Flynn

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ELIZABETHTOWN — When Brody Hooper started his campaign against synthetic pot, he hoped it would come to this. Hooper, a junior at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, looked out over the hundreds of students gathered at the Essex County Government Center to rally against the sale and use of

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substances like K2 and Spice. “I was not sure what would come from the meetings and the trips to schools, but I was hoping for something like this to happen,” Hooper said. “This is about getting students from all of these different schools together to get a final resolution to this problem.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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ALBANY — The New York State Senate Monday, April 30 passed legislation to criminalize the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana. The bill (S.6694), sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), would also criminalize the sale and possession of hallucinogenic chemicals deceptively called “bath salts.” Synthetic marijuana are herbs sprayed with chemicals

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SARANAC LAKE — This was no video game. Kids of all ages drove their soap box derby cars down the LaPan Highway Saturday, April 28, trying not to bump into their competitors, or worse, the crowds hovering around the hay bales lining the course. Weather for the second annual Daffest Derby race was much drier than the inaugural run in 2011, when rain dampened the course but not the 78 drivers’ spirits. This year, 93 racers competed in front of a large crowd in the sunshine. Even a stiff, cold breeze couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces. “Not only are we all kids at heart (that's what keeps us young and energetic) we all love our kids, so this event allows ‘kids’ of all ages to participate,” said Daffest organizer Cherrie

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Social Center will sponsor the 33rd annual Charles Pratt Memorial Road Race on Saturday, May 12. The course consists of a 4.4 mile run, beginning in Lewis and ending in front of the Social Center in Elizabethtown. Registration is at the Center from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start. The registration fee is $20 for adults, $10 for children under the age of 12, $50 for a family, and includes a buffet lunch. Information and registration forms are available at, and at the Social Center. Contact 873-6408 or for more information.

E L I Z A B E T H TO W N — T h e P l e a s a n t Valley Chorale will present its spring c o n c e r t p ro g r a m : S i n g i n g A m e r i c a , a choral portrait, on two occasions: Frid a y, M a y 4 , a t 7 : 3 0 p . m . a t t h e E s s e x Community Church in Essex; and again on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown. Admission to the concerts is free, with a good will donation accepted at the door. The Pleasant Valley Chorale is an ensemble of 40 voices under the direction of Susan Hughes and accompanied by Mary Lu Kirsty; and is sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center.

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“We have high hopes that we will get a decent amount of help from FEMA,” Carey said. “We know that we will get full funding through FEMA because the governor announced the state would be paying for the full 25 percent local share of the funding.” Carey said that the department has made sure to keep the community informed of the progress they have made toward a new building through a series of public meetings and media outreach efforts. “We will continue to keep the tax-

payers appraised on the project because we want to make sure that we do this right the first time,” he said. Carey said the department and the owner of the new site had reached an agreement for the purchase that was dependent on the referendum. “The property was under contract pending the vote,” he said. “Now, we are hopeful that we will be closing probably sometime next week. There is still some work to do, but we hope to be in the ground by July 1.”


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KEENE — The Keene Volunteer Fire Department quest to build a new home has received strong backing from the community. Voters approved, via permissive referendum, a resolution approving the department’s plans to build a new firehouse at the Mountain Manor site across from Stewart’s by a vote of 11635 April 24. “We were thrilled that it passed by a 3-to-1 margin,” said Alan Casey, chair of the Keene Board of Fire Commissioners. “It shows that the community is behind us. This was a very good turnout; we were told that there were about 450 registered for the vote.” The vote gave the fire department the green light to move forward on a $2.3 million building project which will include both demolition projects on the new building site and the construction of a new fire station. The current station was heavily damaged in August due to flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. “We hope to come in somewhat under that total,” Carey said. “We wanted to give ourselves some room in case the bids came in higher.” Carey added that the department would not borrow more than $500,000 in long-term debt for the project. “I have been talking with our bond council, and that is the amount that we can pay without having to increase the tax levy for this specific need,” Carey said. “We may need to get some revenue-anticipation notes, but we will not go higher than $500,000 when it comes to long-term borrowing.” The vote also allowed the department to transfer $175,000 from equipment funding to a building fund. Carey said that funding has also come from an insurance settlement of around $650,000 and local fundraising.

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Paul Smith’s professor set for trip to Siberia PAUL SMITHS — An ecology professor at Paul Smith's College has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research in Siberia this fall. Dr. Celia Evans is the first faculty member at Paul Smith's to receive one of the prestigious awards. The international exchange program is sponsored by the U.S. government and allows students and faculty to teach and conduct research around the world. Evans will travel to Russia's Altai Republic this fall. During the threemonth trip, she will work with a Russian colleague to study primary school students' relationship to their environment, community and culture – and how those things affect their ecological learning. “We want to find out how students are learning the things they know about the natural environment and how they relate to it,” Evans said, whose research and teaching are built around the concept of “place.” “We want to find out how much of their knowledge and attitudes come from media, community and family members, and how much of it comes from formal schooling,” she said. “If we find out that family and community are important avenues for ecological

Paul Smith’s ecology professor Celia Evans. knowledge, for example, we can suggest curriculum that incorporates some of those things into the formal learning environment.” As part of her project, Evans and her research colleague, Dr. Natalia Yurkova, will ask third-, fourth- and fifthgrade students to draw pictures, write short stories and create lists of words describing their environment, their favorite things about it and the ways in which they learn about it. They'll then analyze the images, narratives and

word lists, collecting data that potentially leads to educational improvements. Evans will compare the data from the Altai project with data from similar research in Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake. “I have already begun working with great teachers here in the Adirondacks in some of their classrooms,” Evans said. “Altai is very similar to those communities in some ways: Both are rural, land-based areas. But they're very different culturally.” While Evans expects there to be some similarities in the way children identify with place and develop ecological understanding and attitudes, she thinks there will likely be some fundamental differences. Additionally, Evans will teach two five-week college courses in general ecology and plant biology at Gorno-Altaisk State University. “I'm nervous, and a bit overwhelmed, but really excited,” Evans said, who will travel to Russia with her two daughters. “It will come together and I know we will have a great experience over there. Then I get to come back and transfer what I have learned into my own place-based teaching at Paul Smith's.”

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tion's strength in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. More than 400 colleges and universities applied for the grant; Paul Smith's was among approximately 90 chosen to receive an award. As many as 14 students at a time will benefit from Paul Smith's new Enhancing Ecological Education Scholarship Program, or E3SP. The grant

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here may be compelling reasons why Lake Placid’s school board continues to stand behind embattled Superintendent Randy Richards. It would behoove all concerned for the board to explain those reasons to the public, because, on the face of it, the situation does not add up. To his credit, Board President Phil Baumbach recently provided us with a rationale for keeping Richards on the payroll. It doesn’t strike us as compelling, but it’s better than silence. “First and foremost, Randy Richards is a responsible guy,” Baumbach said. “He’s been able to provide a good budget for the voters, he’s keeping the academic programs going, and he’s doing this at a very challenging time. We’ve heard what the community has said, but we feel that Randy is moving the school forward ... In any community there will always be differences.” Baumbach’s comments are a start, but seem unlikely to satisfy the crowds that attend board meetings. Creating a responsible budget for the voters and moving a school forward is the minimum that a school superintendent should do. If you haven’t been following this story, here’s an abridged version: Richards has admitted to using language that is wholly inappropriate and unacceptable, particularly when one considers the setting and context in which the offensive terms were used. After that, Lake Placid’s high school principal, Katherine Mulderig — one woman at the receiving end of Richards’ derogatory remarks — filed a gender discrimination complaint against Richards. As has been widely reported, the Equal Opportunity Employment Coalition eventually found that the principal had standing for her claims that Richards engaged in gender discrimination, retaliation, and the creation of a hostile work environment. Mulderig’s peculiar recent exit from the scene adds another wrinkle to the mess. People in Lake Placid and Wilmington are outraged. Taxpayers line up at packed school board meetings (which are now necessarily held in a much larger room) to give the powers that be a dose of their ire, voices shaking with emotion — and receive sustained applause from the crowd. Retired high school principal Robert

Schiller has emerged as a voice of dissent, a position difficult for many who know Schiller to fathom. Schiller always seemed a genial consensus builder, but there he was, handing the school board a petition with nearly 600 signatures demanding Richards’ ouster. Schiller — who is a highly respected member of the community and has rare insight into school matters — recently presented the board with a long list of reasons for the district to shed Richards, most of which are unrelated to his offensive comments. It is readily apparent that large numbers of parents and teachers join Schiller in broadly distrusting Richards’ competence and judgement. It may be that Richards is a decent man who made a mistake, owned up to it, and apologized. However, if Richards wanted to behave decently, it seems likely that he would have resigned months ago, sparing everyone else considerable time and frustration. He has said that he anticipates staying on the job through next spring. We believe that the members of Lake Placid’s school board are public-spirited volunteers who are acting under the advice of attorneys and doing their best under trying circumstances. The idea that they are privy to information that justifies their support for Richards is plausible, but their community is poorly served by any counsel who advises continued silence. Silence in such situations (and they are unfortunately a reoccurring phenomenon around our area) is easily interpreted as stonewalling, as waiting it out until “they” get tired of the matter and move on — or as something more insidious. Secrecy on such matters often serves to increase discord, distrust and division. The firestorm in Lake Placid seems likely to continue until the board presents the public with reasonable explanations. Aren’t taxpayers observing such spectacles entitled to at least that much?

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really hate to be pessimistic. I also want to avoid being politically slanted. We see far too much of that in society today. Over the last few years that I’ve been writing this column I’ve received many chain emails claiming one viewpoint or another. I am equally offended by things I see coming from the left and the right. In my opinion it is far better to report on, and talk about, the facts than it is to relentlessly use the news in support of a political ideology. With that said, I must confess that I am becoming increasingly worried about our future and about the lack of Americans on both the left and the right banding together to stand up and work for change. People I speak with tend to be very passionate about defending their political perspective based on their alignment with the left or the right. I find very few who are evenly balanced in the middle of our political landscape and are willing to see things from a broad, openminded perspective. Blame it on all the talking heads, the biases of most media organizations these days, the amount of misinformation that is sent through the Internet, or the fact that we cling to the information we want to be true and refuse to listen to anything contrary to that position. As a nation, we were founded on the notion that our basic rights are provided by a supreme being and that ordinary people are more than capable of governing themselves. The United States’ government had one primary purpose: to protect the rights of its private citizens. At the time we became a nation, the world’s nations were generally governed by an elite hereditary class. Individual rights were granted and controlled by those ruling the nation. I fear we are slowly abandoning the premise of our founding fathers in favor of turning the government over to a ruling class while turning our backs on each other and the principles our ancestors fought for. We are under assault by small, but powerful and wealthy groups that intend to exploit the government’s power for their own personal gain. We see it time and time again from large corporations, environmentalists, union leaders, entertainers and career politicians who very persuasively pursue their agendas in the name of democracy, while leaving the rest us to fend for ourselves and pay for their gains. As our nation’s debt now exceeds the country’s Gross National Product and stands at $15.4 trillion, soon Congress will be forced to have yet another vote to raise the debt ceiling, why are we not demanding more accountability from our

elected officials and those who lobby the influential few? Instead we fall in line and believe that our elected officials Dan Alexander have our best inThoughts from terests at heart. Behind the Pressline The figures contained in a new book called “The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign,” by Brendan J. Doherty, provide statistical backing to the notion that President Obama is more preoccupied with being re-elected than with solving the nation’s economic woes. Doherty, who has compiled statistics about presidential travel and fundraising going back to President Jimmy Carter in 1977, found that President Obama had already held 104 re-election fundraisers by March 6. A combined 94 events were held in the same timeframe by presidents Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. Since then, the President has held another 20 fundraisers, bringing his total to 124 high-priced, lavish events. Carter held four re-election fundraisers during the 1980 campaign, Reagan had zero in 1984, Bush 19 in 1992, Clinton 14 in 1996, and Bush 57 in 2004. The Supreme Court’s ruling this past summer allowing for the creation of super PACs ( Political Action Committees) with unlimited fundraising capacity makes it clear that we the people are but simple pawns in the battle between the left and the right, the powerful and the super-rich who, day by day, are taking control of the country. Our founding fathers created a government controlled by the people, with citizen legislators. All we need do to is take a honest look around. Ask yourself: Do you feel in charge? Have you seen the government working for your best interest, securing the future for your children, insuring your rights as a citizen, or providing you with the freedom to secure your own? I am very worried about the future and what I see happening on both sides of the aisle. I sincerely hope we all see what’s happening and are brave enough and selfless enough to demand a return to a government of the people and for the people. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at


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Seeking WWII memories To the Valley News: Are you a WWII veteran? If so, I would like to type up your memories from your scraps of paper, tape recordings, or however you have managed to remember your service to our country. There is no charge. I would just like to assist in recording the story of your life in the military, including the interesting personal stories of people you met, married, befriended, etc. I will make a copy for you and keep a copy with your permission. God bless you, and thank you for saving our country from evil. Louann Marinelli-Jaquish Elizabethtown

Combat Vets raffle a success To the Valley News: The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 19-3 would like to send out a grateful appreciation to all the people and businesses that made our second basket raffle a great success. This year we worked on raising funds for our fifth Annual Ghost ride on July 21. All of the events that CVMA New York Chapter 19-3 will always be distributed to a veterans need are in Essex, Franklin and Clinton counties. We pride ourselves in raising money for the men and women that have fought for all our freedom past and present. The hearts of all the CVMA members and auxiliary that were at the basket raffle were overwhelmed with the people talking to them and making their day very joyful. A very special thank you to Boyea’s, Moriah Pharmacy, Celotti’s Wine, Glebes Reality, Kinney Drugs, Jim Brooks, Decker flats Green House Vermont Teddy Bear Company, E’Town Sunoco, GU, Advance Auto, Rick’s Place, Mineville Oil, Sunoco in Ti, House of Pizza, Country Florist, Happy Star, Fleury’s Deli & Grocery, Two Brothers, Fort View, Dollar General, Mineville VFW, Aubuchon Hardware and all the individuals that made baskets for our event. To Moriah Central School Superintendent Mr. Larrow, and Theresa Trombley for advertising our event on the school board. A very special thank you goes out to Darlene Treadway for her dedication to being our kitchen cook again this year and for her donation of hot dogs and michigan sauce. To all the auxiliary workers for a job well done collecting, working and baking to make this year ’s raffle a success. CVMA members that helped the girls and made sure that anything that needed to be done got done. Susan Zacharenko at Times of Ti, for always helping us advertise our events. With-

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out all of you helping us out we would not be able to stand by our mission of “Vets Helping Vets.” Thank you again, and I hope that I did not forget any one, but if so we thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts, in standing, supporting and helping us help our veterans. Please don’t forget that we are having our fifth annual Ghost Ride July 21 with CVMA members from around the Northeast. The CVMA members that were here last year talk about the community involvement that we have in the North, so please come out and give them all a big hello. Thank you again for all the support. Caroline Tromblee NY CVMA Auxiliary representative Moriah Center

Fighting the ‘war’ To the Valley News: In response to rallies planned in state capitals across the country on Saturday, April 28, to protest the “War Against Women,” members of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign have shared how they see the real war against women, and their comments share a common conclusion. “What all of these women, these veterans of choice, say is that abortion is the nuclear weapon in the arsenal of the war against women,” said Georgette Forney, co-founder of Silent No More. “Here in their own words, the wounded warriors in the war against women share the impact of being in the battle.” Beatrice Fedor, South Carolina: “Can Ronald McDonald oppose childhood obesity while selling obesity inducing food items to kids? Neither can feminists oppose violence against women and support abortion. Abortion is violent and humiliating. It is convenient for the abuser, crushes women’s self-esteem and creates self-hatred. I'm prowoman and anti-abortion." Pamela Messina, Virginia: “The real war

against women is being waged by the abortion industry as it helps those who are coercing women (such as boyfriends, husbands and parents) to abort their children. The real war against women also is being waged every time a female child is aborted in the womb. What good are women's rights, if you first do not have the right to be born?” Kelly Clinger, Georgia: “The real war on women is being waged on those of us who refuse to buy into a culture of death.” Nancy Belzile, New York: “Everybody talks about a woman’s right to choose. Sadly, the rights of the unborn are not considered and in reality, women are not given a choice. I was never given a choice or opportunity to feel supported to bring my two children to term. If someone had been there to offer non-judgmental support, I would not have gone through with the abortions. But instead I was told the child growing inside me was just tissue and a procedure would make it go away and I could go back to my life like nothing ever happened. I will regret my abortions until my death.” Speaking of the people who advocate for abortion, Mrs. Forney said, “They see an abortion clinic and they think choice. We look at the same clinic, and we see the ultimate exploitation of women and the starting point for where we should unite to fight for real women’s rights and equality.” Nancy Belzile, Willsboro

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N.C.S. open house slated

‘Iron Lady’ to be shown May 12

Live event to be shown at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — On Saturday, May 12, North Country School will host its annual open house and community breakfast from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. After homemade pancakes with the school’s own maple syrup, enjoy music, crafts, an art show, and face painting. Take a hayride, visit the barn with many baby animals and enjoy the greenhouses. RSVP by calling 523-9329, ext. 6512. North Country School is located at 4382 Cascade Road, just outside of the village of Lake Placid. For more information on North Country School, visit

LAKE PLACID — The Champlain Valley Film Society presents “The Iron Lady,” winner of the Best Actress award at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, on Saturday, May 12. Meryl Streep creates a stunning and surprising portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class and become one of the most famous and influential women in the world. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange. Admission is adults $5 and under 18 $2. For information, visit

LAKE PLACID — Ira Glass, host of WBEZ Chicago’s critically acclaimed radio show “This American Life,” returns to movie screens nationwide with “This American Life – Live!,” a special live performance on Thursday, May 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for the full evening which includes a pre-screening party with libations and light meal from 6 to 7:30 p.m., or $15 for just the 8 p.m. screening. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 5232512. Reservations strongly encouraged. This program is sponsored locally by North Country Public Radio.

Bake sale date changed

ACR rally planned

WESTPORT — The Baked Goods Sale sponsored by the Westport Federated Women scheduled for April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westport Federated Church has been changed to April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.

TUPPER LAKE — Show your support for the Adirondack Club & Resort on May 19, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Big Tupper Ski resort. The purpose is to demonstrate and show the tenacity and strength of the people of Tupper Lake. They will be producing a video that will show the world “our strength and desire for a better future.” There will be free chair lift rides (ride up and walk down) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., there will be a group shot of everyone for our video. For more information, contact the Tupper Lake Chamber at 359-3328.

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios is proud to host a performance by Jack Williams on Saturday, May 12. Williams, a South Carolina-born artist, is celebrated by the contemporary U.S. folk community as a singer/songwriter of national stature and an uncommonly unique guitarist whom Sing Out! Magazine describes as “one of the strongest guitarists in contemporary folk.” For further information, please see Jack's website at Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission for this concert is $14 or $12 for BluMembers. For reservations, call 891-3799 or visit

CPR Day set in Lewis

ELCS meeting changed

LEWIS — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad will offer a Community CPR Day on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. until noon at its station in Lewis. This course is open to all community members and covers adult, child, and infant CPR, AED use, and choking. Participants will receive American Heart Association certification cards. Cost is $20. Please contact Susie Saska at 873-2122 if you are interested in taking this course.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The ElizabethtownLewis Central School Board of Education will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. with possible board member video conferencing in the conference room. The meeting will be held prior to the budget hearing at 7:30 p.m. Agenda items will be a presentation from the Board to the valedictorian and salutatorian along with various appointments and routine actions of the Board. Everyone is welcome.

Cemetery association to meet WESTPORT — The Westport Cemetery Assoc. will hold their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Westport Town Hall. For further information, call Juanita Napper at 518-962-8975.

Annual auction, dinner set WESTPORT — The 19th Annual Live Auction and Spaghetti Dinner will be held Saturday, May 5, starting at 4 p.m. to benefit Holy Name School (K-6) in Au Sable Forks. Dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and children. The live auction with Ed McCallister begins promptly at 6 p.m. Many wonderful items to bid on from entertainment tickets, sports memorabilia, get-a-way packages, golf outings and restaurant gift certificates.

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ollege graduates with bachelor ’s degrees are increasingly either unemployed or underem-

ployed. Many are opting for lower paying service industry jobs, jobs that previously would have required little or no education. There is a demand By Scot Hurlburt for workers in the fields of science, health care and education. These fields are somewhat limited as not everyone wants to or can complete the rigorous academic requirements of becoming an engineer, a scientist or a nurse. According to a government data analysis, most future job openings will be in the lower skilled and lower paying areas of the economy. Many jobs such as home health aides or nurse’s aides are very demanding with relatively low pay will be needed as the U.S. population ages. Many students entering college as a freshman assumed that they were enhancing their job prospects by going to college and while that is still true, it is somewhat less true than years ago. New labor and management technologies have eliminated or reduced a large number of jobs over time. These new realities do not seem to have made their way into the considerations that young people calculate upon applying to college. It may be necessary now for students to consider the amount of debt that they will accumulate against their projected ability to get a job and one that will allow them to reasonably pay off college loans. As growing college loan indebtedness has just recently surpassed one trillion dollars, students with an uncertain college path may want to work for a time until they have arrived at a career path that seems reasonable to them. Unfortunately, some academic disciplines may suffer as a result such as the Arts or other creative academic pursuits. I have known several managers that held degrees in the fine arts and were wonderful people managers. Their soft skills or people management abilities were strong and the presence of people like them in management would be missed. Department of Labor statistics reveal that about 53.6 percent of bachelor degree holders under the age of 25 are jobless or underemployed and this is the highest rate in 11 years. Job growth is at the top and bottom of the wage scale at the expense of many middleclass jobs. Several studies suggest that 80 percent of the jobs lost during the economic downturn were middle income occupations and are not expected to return. The jobs that remain near the bottom are jobs not yet replaced by technological advance or innovation. Many of these jobs are labor intensive or require live humans to interact with other live human beings such as in many health care jobs or in the retail industry. Theories abound as to why the middle class has declined so acutely. A reoccurring theme suggests that the effects of free trade are coming to critical mass in our economy with its attendant cultural impact. Economists add that Americans will never be the “hands” of labor again because we cannot compete with countries that pay very low wages, operate with no concern for the environment and have little or no concern for human rights or workers’ rights. I wonder where this leaves us going forward, will there be a further downgrading of the American standard of living. Will future college graduates face an even more grim reality when they graduate? I certainly hope that they will not and that we again find ourselves in a place as was before, your children could expect to do as well or better than you did during their lifetime. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at:

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Westport teachers give back to community volunteers with breakfast By Keith Lobdell WESTPORT — Hours after responding to a major structure fire in Moriah, members of the Westport Volunteer Fire Department were treated to breakfast April 28. The breakfast for members of the fire department, Westport Emergency Squad, Wadhams Volunteer Fire Department and auxiliary was put on by members of the Westport Education Association teacher ’s union. “We wanted to do a community service activity and decided that this would be a nice idea to give back to the volunteers in the community,” said music teacher and WEA member Heather Olson. “They take such good care of us all year long, and we really

wanted to do this to say thank you.” Olson said that the WEA also enlisted the help of several local businesses to help put on the breakfast including DaCy Meadow Farm, The Westport Hotel and Tavern, The Inn at Westport, Paul Viens Maple Syrup, Ernie’s Market, Camp Dudley, Sisco Lodge No. 259 Masons and the district. “They helped us with the food and door prizes,” Olson said. “All of this was cooked up by the teachers, and we also have teachers serving the volunteers during the meal.” Olson said that they hope to make the breakfast an annual tradition along with other community service projects. “We are working with the Adopt-A-Highway program to help clean a part of the road in Westport,” Olson said.

The Westport Education Association held a thank you breakfast for volunteers April 28.

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Westport SPCA on schedule to break ground with smaller plans

WESTPORT — The Westport SPCA building project is on schedule to break ground with smaller designs. “We are very excited to be so close to putting that first shovel in the ground in June or July,” Margie Reuther, co-chair of the Capital Project and member of the Westport SPCA Board, said. Code Officer, John Hudson, said the original plans, which had been approved by the

the Arts which opens June 1; and the “Gimme Shelter” Golf Tournament on July 27 at the Westport Country Club. Though there are still some ways to go until the communities’ animals have a new place to go, Reuther said she and the SPCA are grateful for all people have done for them so far. “Our fundraising efforts have been very successful thanks to tremendous support in our community,” Reuther said. “We are so grateful to each and every donor who has made a contribution.” To make a donation to the capital campaign or to volunteer, please visit “The animals thank you,” Reuther said.

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living space and it will meet today’s standards for animal housing,” Reuther said. “The new shelter will include all of the essential services with separate areas for cats and dogs so that they are healthier and happier,” In addition, Reuther said the smaller building will be more efficient, less expensive to heat and easier for the staff to clean and maintain. Depending on the final details of the bid package, Reuther said the board expects to need an additional $165,000 to complete the capital campaign. The group hopes to raise the remaining funds through fundraisers this summer such as “Artists for Animals,” an art exhibit at the Lake Placid Center for


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planning board, were done very well and he expects the new plans to pass board inspection. “They really have a fantastic plan, I’ve never seen such a good one,” Hudson said. “They had all the code requirements you have to have and the architect was fantastic, I’m sure when they give me the downsized plan that it will be just as good.” As part of the process of keeping the new shelter on the $1.5 million budget, Reuther said they had to revisit the original design with the contractor, Bread Loaf Corporation, and to eliminate extras such as a garage, office and staff spaces. “While the new floor plan is somewhat smaller, we have the same amount of animal


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Keeseville dissolution committee breaks down draft study figures By Keith Lobdell KEESEVILLE — Members of the Keeseville Dissolution committee met for the first time in two months to go over the services that would still be needed if the village government were to go away. During the April 25 meeting, consultants Peter Fairweather and Tim Weidmann presented the committee with a first look at a dissolution study and talked about services that are provided in the village as well as in the towns of Chesterfield and Ausable. “We want to thank the towns and the village for providing the information that we needed,” Weidmann said. “We still need some clarification on the inventory of assets for each, but we have a lot of information to work with.” Weidmann said the services that are provided by the village were part of three categories: redundant services, equivalent services and unique services. He added that only tax collection and elections were categorized as redundant services, and most fell under equivalent services. “We have to figure out who is going to do these things where there are equivalent services offered by the town,” Weidmann said. “The easy answer is to continue all non-redundant services, but we want to put op-

New Keeseville Mayor Dale Holderman, center, talks during his first meeting as a member of the Keeseville Dissolution Committee April 25. Photo by Keith Lobdell tions on the table.” Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said he felt the consolidation of equivalent services was something that the town could take care of without a lot of added tax burden. “Our people can take on the added water bills or added work load because we have a good system in place,” Morrow said. Newly-elected Mayor Dale Holderman disagreed. “I think that it is naive to think that the

towns can take care of this additional work load and that the staffs would do that without an increase in pay,” the mayor said. “The people have picked up extra work before with no problem at all,” Morrow said. “There will really not be that much more work. You do not know how we are set up in the town.” “What is the additional work,” Ausable Supervisor Sandy Senecal asked. “Water and sewer salaries and fees are something that should already be in place because that is a

Community garden organizing

Over 40 Scouts and family members from Cub Scout Pack 5 and the Ausable Valley Girl Scouts volunteered to spend the afternoon picking up litter in downtown Keeseville during an Earth Day Cleanup April 22.

Au SABLE FORKS — A community garden is taking shape in the Town of Jay, and now you can be part of it. Applications for the 15 individual raised-bed plots in the garden are now available at Town of Jay offices in the Community Center in Au Sable Forks. Plots will be assigned on a firstcome, first-served basis when turned in to or received by the Town of Jay, with a limit of 1 per individual/immediate family. There is annual fee of $20 per plot, and guidelines and rules for the garden are included with the application. Most of the materials and tools for the garden were made available by a Creating Healthy Places grant that the Town of Jay applied for and

district that is self-sustaining. Even if one of the current village clerks were to be hired on as support staff for that purpose, it is not going to increase any costs for the town because it has already been taken care of in the district revenues.” The committee also spent time talking about garbage removal services. “The town of Chesterfield does offer garbage collection, it is just not door-to-door but through the compaction station,” Morrow said. “Let the private haulers take care of it for those who still want door-to-door service and the others can go to the compaction station.” “If it is a matter where bringing this service into a budget would be cost prohibitive, then the compaction station does have similar prices to what the village offers now,” Senecal said. “It’s not a matter of if we can provide this service, but if we can afford to,” Morrow said. “They are not going to want to pay more for the service, and you cannot add an expense to your budget, expecially when you are dealing with a two-percent tax cap.” Weidmann said the discussion over a topic like garbage pickup was a needed one. “This is one of those areas that the towns would have to consider and if we can decide this as part of the study, then it can be a big step that we have already covered.” was awarded last year, by the Essex County Department of Health. With the raised beds being built by the Town and much of the soil preparation being done by Town staff, the Community Garden Committee, and other volunteers, this is a great opportunity for beginner or experienced gardeners to focus their energies on planting and tending their garden. Some garden-wide responsibilities will be required of plot holders, as listed in the guidelines and rules. For more information, please contact the Town of Jay at 647-2204 or Community Garden Committee members Fred Balzac at 946-7861 or or Susan Hockert, a certified Master Gardener, at 946-1118 or




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Friday, May 4 •11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Jail and Bail for BULBS! The Daffest Police will have warrants in hand and hand an will be “arresting” all the colorful characters who have been selected by their friends, family or co-workers. To have someone arrested just call Janie @ 637-4990 or LeeAnn Baker @ 5861573 or 586-1573. The “bail” will be $25. All proceeds will buy daffodil bulbs to be planted in public places around the village. •1 p.m.: Wigmore Garden Tour. View the expansive Wigmore Gardens in full daffodil bloom on the shores of Oseetah Lake. More than 3,000 daffodil bulbs are surrounded by thousands of other flower varieties along with towering trees. Transportation will be provided from the Chamber Booth at Riverside Park.

Sayles after the race. “And did they ever. Our second year of the Daffest Derby was an awesome success with overwhelming response from the crowd.” There were four classes in the soap box derby race: ages 5 to 8 , 9 to 12, 13 to 15 and 16 and older. Here are the winners: •5-8: first place, Adrian Hayden, Saranac Lake; second place, Jack Lawrence, Lake Placid; and third place, Collin Farrington, Port Douglas. •9-12: first place, Logan Branch, Saranac Lake; second place, Marshal M o o re , S a r a n a c L a k e ; a n d t h i rd p l a c e , Gavin Woods, Bloomingdale. •13-15: first place, Brooke Beau Dion, Norfolk; second place, Katrina Durant, Norfolk; and third place, Adam Branch, Saranac Lake. •16 and older: Gold, Tucker West, Lake Placid; Silver, Tristan Jeskanen, Peru; and B ro n z e , A i d e n K e l l y, L a k e P l a c i d . A l l these racers were from USA Luge, which set up a booth at Riverside Park. Sayles predicts that there will be more than 100 soap box derby cars at the 2013 Daffest Derby. “People are already building derby cars i n t h e i r h e a d a n d a s k i n g w h e re t o g e t kits,” Sayles said. “We have a great event h e re t h a t i s g o i n g t o g ro w y e a r a f t e r year.” Other first weekend festivities included live music, face painting, vendors and a pastry contest. “People were also raving about Friday night's Pastry Contest,” Sayles said. “Sarah Curtis entered a lemon cookie that everyone was still talking about when she stepped up and rocked the national anthem (at the Daffest Derby).” L e a r n m o re a b o u t D a ff e s t o n l i n e a t

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Saturday, May 5 •All weekend: Plein air artists will be painting throughout the village. •10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Planting Clinic and Perennial Swap at Willy Nilly on Lake Flower Avenue. Hosted by Dana Fast, the "McMaster" Gardener, and Shelly Hough, owner/ operator Willy Nilly. All perennials must be already divided and labeled and delivered by 10 a.m. People will be given "swapping" points for their plants. The swap will take place at 11 a.m. There will be gardening, composting and planting tips from master gardeners Dana Fast, Shelly Hough and Cornell Cooperative Extension. •7:30 p.m.: Saranac Village at Will Rogers will host a Le Groove Jazz Concert with dessert reception and tours following. A $5 donation is requested.

Twenty-one Boy Scouts were recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle during the Twin Rivers Council’s Adirondack District Volunteer Appreciation and Eagle Scout Recognition dinner Saturday, April 28. Pictures are Eagle Scouts Robert Gregory (Troop 49 Peru), Harry Hudson (Troop 63 Westport), Luke Eckert (Troop 12 Gabriels), Patrick Stone (Troop 25 Fort Covington), Frederick Conway (Troop 63 Westport), Mark Furman (Troop 41 Champlain), William Fieroh (Troop 12 Gabriels) and Andrew Bouyea (Troop 66 West Plattsburgh). Others advancing to the rank of Eagle Scout during the 2011-12 scouting year included Aaron Conner (Troop 24 Au Sable Forks), George Gerhig (Troop 41 Champlain), Peter Taylor (Troop 27 Bombay), Nathan Tuller (Troop 49 Peru), Carson Hynes (Troop 49 Peru), James Downs (Troop 49 Peru), James Donnelly, III (Troop 10 Lake Placid), Andrew Keens (Troop 39 Plattsburgh), Cody Langley (Troop 24 Au Sable Forks), Michael Terry (Troop 35 Saranac), Garth Olsen (Troop 12 Gabriels), Michael Conway (Troop 66 West Plattsburgh) and Taylor Kriplin-Maggy (Troop 66 West Plattsburgh). Photo by Keith Lobdell

Sunday, May 6 •DAFF_ART! This exhibit opens May 6 and runs to May 13. Saranac Lake ArtWorks is going to put on an exhibit at multiple locations from the Adirondack Artists Guild, at 52 Main St., to NorthWind Fine Art and Piece by Piece Studio at 36 Broadway. Members of ArtWorks will be creating daffodil related art in all sorts of different media: watercolors, oils, photography, ceramics, fiber art and more. Plein air artistsʼ creations will be available for sale at the Adirondack Artist Guild.

Drivers get ready to head down the LaPan Highway during the Daffest Derby. Photo by Andy Flynn

Raymond Santiago, of Saranac Lake, crosses the Daffest Derby finish line.

Daffest organizer Cherrie Sayles hugs “Princess Ashleigh” at the Daffest Derby finish line.

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Climate Continued from page 1 the scientific background – with a focus on the response of wildlife - to help influence and inform policies in the region,” said Zoe Smith, director of the WCS Adirondack Program. The keynote speaker at the event was WCS ecologist Jerry Jenkins, author of the 2010 book Climate Change in the Adirondacks. “Climate change is here and the period where it becomes destructive is no longer ahead of us – it is here now,” said Jenkins. “The atmosphere is warmer and wetter – which means energy in the atmosphere. Everything gets more intense. “Warming temps are not benign,” continued Jenkins, “these will be wildly uncertain,” he said, citing recent extreme weather events. Putting the issue in economic terms, Jenkins said, “Take the year April 2011 through April 2012, and we’ve had major Champlain flooding, Hurricane Irene, and a virtually snowless winter – hurting farms, town budgets, washing away houses, and the snowmobiling and cross country ski seasons were nonexistent. It has been 12 months of

Jerry Jenkins speaks at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Adirondack Program and the Adirondack Green Circle held a forum at the Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake. Photo by Alan Belford continuous economic loss.” While Jenkins’ talk continued about many of the ecological and economic problems resulting from global climate change, he also

outlined some steps that could be taken to combat its progress. “We have to think about alternative energy futures and we have to think about non-

fossil fuels futures, and we have to think hard,” he said. Jenkins also discussed some practical steps people can take in making their homes more energy efficient which are outlined in his book. “Sooner or later we have to take old, leaky houses and turn them into tight, efficient houses.” That sort of personal and community change is the focus of The Adirondack Green Circle who co-sponsored the event. “We are a grassroots community group tackling change in four arenas; local food, energy efficiency, overconsumption and waste, and self-reliance,” said Gail Brill, founding director of the Adirondack Green Circle. “We are about bringing the community together and to make the community a better place,” To this end, the event featured several information tables on local community supported farms, public transportation, and home energy audits. Jenkins said that these sorts of community movements give him hope about the issue. “The best things that I see are the growing awareness of kids in elementary schools and the action on high school, and college campuses,” said Jenkins.

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is going ‘Under the Sea’ SARANAC LAKE — Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee April 25 picked “Under the Sea” as a theme for the 2013 Carnival. The theme was chosen from a slate of the top five ideas generated at the Committee’s March meeting: Age of Aquarius (1960s), Celtic Carnival, Fiesta, Under the Big Top and Under the Sea. “This was a difficult decision; all the themes had great merits,” said Winter Carnival Chairman Jeff Dickson. “But I think the entire community will be able to have a lot of fun with ‘Under the Sea’ as they did with this year ’s theme of ‘Space Alien Invasion.’” When making their decision, Committee members weighed a number of factors, including whether a theme could fit well in the parade and the construction of the Ice Palace and generate suitable music for the slide show and the myriad of festivities during the 10-day-long event. They also took into consideration several polls taken throughout

the community, such as the online poll sponsored by the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. “We appreciate the community’s input and the ongoing support of our local newspaper, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, in helping us choose a fun and exciting theme for the 2013 Winter Carnival,” Dickson said. The poll results were: Celtic Carnival, 33 percent; Age of Aquarius (1960s), 26 percent; Under the Sea, 14 percent; Under the Big Top, 13 percent; and Fiesta, 12 percent. Other informal polls – at the Committee’s volunteer recognition dinner, among the Ice Palace workers, and with students at St. Bernard’s Elementary School – showed more support for Under the Sea and Fiesta. “We use all these polls as tools to help us make a decision,” Dickson said. “Unfortunately, we can only pick one a year, but we are fortunate to have such strong ideas for future years.” In the end, Committee members chose “Under the Sea,”

the No. 3 pick in the Enterprise poll but the No. 1 pick at St. Bernard’s School. “We think the kids will be happy,” Dickson said. “They swayed our vote with Space Alien Invasion this past year, and it was a lot of fun.” The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, Inc. is a not-for-profit group of volunteers dedicated to organizing an annual mid-winter festival during the first two weeks of February. This 10-day, communitywide event traces its roots to a one-day Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club. The Carnival honors its heritage every year by building an Ice Palace from blocks of ice harvested from Lake Flower ’s Pontiac Bay, where Carnival events have been traditionally held for generations. For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival web site at The 2013 Carnival will take place Feb. 2-11.

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Ausable purchases former Wayne Clark building for highway, offices By Keith Lobdell KEESEVILLE — The town of Ausable will be consolidating its highway and town offices into one building. The town board voted April 17 to authorize the purchase of the building currently owned by Wayne Clark on Route 9 to renovate and use as the new town highway garage and municipal offices for a price tag of $630,000. “We have entered into a contract with

Wayne Clark for the property,” Supervisor Sandy Senecal said. “The contract is subject to permissive referendum, so we will wait until May 17 before we get into the bonding discussions.” Senecal said that the town had been exploring options for a new highway garage, which is currently located on 930 Clintonville Road in Harkness. “In our investigations, we found that the cost of a new garage would be around $2.2 million,” Senecal said. “The board feels that purchasing this garage would be a signifi-

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cant savings in many ways for the town and the taxpayers.” Along with already having a building in place that could be renovated to fit the needs of the highway department and town, Senecal said that the town would be able to save money by using municipal water and sewer services. “There is also an ease of access to the location,” she said. The town’s offices are currently located at 111 AuSable Street in the village of Keeseville, and Senecal said the board had not

even discussed moving those offices before this option was presented. “That was not something we were thinking of at all before this was presented to us, to consolidate the buildings,” Senecal said. “We are cramped for space, though, so this is a plus.” The town board vote is subject to a permissive referendum, which can be forced if a petition signed by 10 percent of the registered voters within the town is presented to the board before 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, which offers a 30-day window.

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North Creek looks for another seat on ORDA board for equal representation By Andy Flynn

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NORTH CREEK — With two downstate residents slated to join a 12-member Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) Board to look after the interests of the Belleayre Mountain ski center, the business community in North Creek wants to add one more ORDA board member to look after the interests of the Gore Mountain ski center. New York’s 2012-13 budget includes the transfer of Belleayre Mountain in the Catskill Park from the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to ORDA this year. About a month after the budget was ratified, that transfer has not yet happened. “We are working on developing an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with ORDA and hope to execute it soon,” DEC press officer Lisa King said on April 19. Before the budget was adopted, the ORDA board was made of 10 members: commissioners of the DEC, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation and Empire State Development, plus seven members appointed by the governor. Of those appointed by the governor, three must be residents from the town of North Elba in Essex County, and one must be a resident of Warren County. Plus, there are three members who can reside anywhere in the state. The governor appoints a chairman and vice chairman from the membership. In addition to the three commissioners, the current board members are: Patrick Barrett, chairman, of Syracuse; Serge Lussi, vice chairman, of North Elba; Warren County representative Robert Flacke; North Elba representatives Jerry Strack and Edwin Weibrecht; and Cliff Donaldson, of Saranac Lake (Franklin County). That makes nine members currently on the board. Joe Martens was chairman of the ORDA Board until he was appointed DEC commissioner in 2011. His previous ORDA seat has not yet been filled, according to ORDA spokesman Jon Lundin, but he remains on the board as a representative of the DEC. ORDA operates the 1932 and 1980 Olympic venues in Lake Placid — the Olympic Center, Olympic Speed Skating Oval, Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg, Olympic

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When ratifying the state budget, legislators approved key requirements outlined by Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mount Hope), of the 42nd Senate District representing the Belleayre Mountain region. One of those requirements was to add two members to the ORDA Board, one from Ulster County and one from Delaware County. Sen. Bonacic’s requirements go even further to bolster Belleayre’s representation at ORDA. They include: •a requirement that one of two ORDA vice chairs be a resident of Ulster or Delaware counties (the person would be chosen by the recommendation of the Middletown and Shandaken town boards); •a requirement for a local ORDA office at Belleayre; •and an increase in ORDA’s Community Advisory Board from 15 to 19. Two additional members would be appointed by the Delaware County Board of Supervisors and two by the Ulster County Legislature. It is important to note that the second vice chair from either Ulster or Delaware counties does not mean that Belleayre will have three seats on the ORDA Board. It means that, if there are two Belleayre members, one of them will be the second vice chair. ORDA’s Lundin said the final makeup of the ORDA Board will be decided during the Belleayre transition, which is still being negotiated with the DEC. All ORDA Board members are appointed by the governor. “I am pleased that we were able to work with the governor to better ensure a strong future for Belleayre,”Bonacic said in March. “Belleayre has always been a tourism priority and a job creator for the Catskills.” Likewise, the ORDA-operated Gore Mountain ski center is a tourism priority and a job creator for the Adirondacks. And business owners want to make sure it stays that way.

Business community concerns When business leaders in North Creek heard that ORDA was taking over Belleayre, they re-

alized the authority’s operating funds would now have to include one more facility. And they were concerned. “We don’t want anything to affect Gore’s ability to continue moving forward,” said Mike Bowers, co-chair of the North Creek Business Alliance. With the addition of Belleayre, North Creek business leaders were also concerned about the equity of representation on the ORDA Board, even though they have full confidence in Robert Flacke and rain praises on his efforts to represent Gore and Warren County. “I’d like to see some more representation there because I’d like to see someone come in there while Bob is still active so that we can continue to follow suit with what we’ve been doing,” Bowers said. “I still want quality. I don’t want to have somebody appointed that has no idea what we’re actually doing here.” What they’re doing in North Creek is offering state-of-the-art skiing in a challenging environment, in terms of the economy and the weather. The addition of more than 100 snow guns in 2011 proved that investment in Gore’s facilities makes a big difference in the local economy. With less-than-average snowfall this past winter, Gore relied heavily on its snowmaking capabilites, and while much of the North Country did not have snow, Gore had excellent coverage on its trails for most of the 2011-12 ski season. While many ski centers in the East saw up to a 30 percent drop in business, Gore was only 15 percent off its average season. “This year we were fortunate to have installed 160 new tower guns before opening the ‘11-12 winter season, and if there’s one year that could have been better timed, I can’t imagine what it is,” Gore Marketing Manager Emily Stanton said on March 22, the last ski day of the season. “So I know we were able to overcome a lot of challenges with that snowmaking improvement.”

Tony Jordan gets involved Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R-Jackson), representing the 112th Assembly District, is a North Creek native and the town of Johnsburg attorney. While his district doesn’t include North Creek, he’s interested in making sure that Gore Mountain is adequately represented during and

Turkey shoot to be held WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Fish and Game will be holding a turkey shoot on May 6 from noon to 3 p.m. Participants can use rifles, pistols and blackpowder guns from 50 to 265 yards. Come by and try to win food prizes. For more information, contact Wayne Ashline at 963-7908.

Fedrizzi to speak LAKE PLACID — Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in Washington, D.C. will Keynote the 19th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks this May 16 and 17 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. Fedrizzi gives more than 100 speeches and presentations a year and frequently engages White House and Congressional staff in promoting green building through public policy at the local, state and federal levels. The Annual Conference on the Adirondacks is presented by the Adirondack Research Consortium, a not-for profit organization based at Paul Smith’s College. It features two-days of presentations on community sustainability, entrepreneurship, energy, and the environment. More information on the conference can be found at or by calling 327-6276.

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PAUL SMITHS — A New Beginnings Award Gala to benefit the Paul Smith’s College VIC and SUNY ESF’s Adirondack Interpretive Center will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Paul Smith’s College VIC, State Route 30, Paul Smiths. The Gala is sponsored by the Adirondack Park Institute which for 23 years has been providing support for programs at the two centers which were formerly operated by the Adirondack Park Agency. The first Adirondack Environmental Education Leadership Awards will be presented to Dr. John Mills, president of Paul Smith’s College and Dr. Neil Murphy, president of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Sen. Betty Little is serving as Honorary Chair of the event. The Gala will present a memorable evening to meet and mingle with luminaries from Adirondack business, government, philanthropy, and environmental advocacy

after the Belleayre transition. “I remember as a kid skiing the big three (Gore, Belleayre and Whiteface), and we’re now reuniting them and want to make sure that it improves the value of the experience at all the facilities, that not one of the facilities is shortchanged,” Jordan said. Jordan is looking at the big picture. He doesn’t just see North Creek, Wilmington, Lake Placid or Pine Hill. He doesn’t just see the Adirondack or the Catskill parks. He sees an economic engine for the Empire State. “These are major assets for the state of New York,” Jordan said. “Gore, Whiteface and now Belleayre — now within ORDA — they sit within the largest catchment area of potential skiers in the country, and that means tremendous revenues to the state through tourism dollars. It’s in the spirit of making sure we maximize that.” Asked if he’d like to see one other ORDA Board member represent Warren County, Jordan said, “I don’t think that’s the only right answer, and I think it’s too early to tell even if any change is necessary at all ... There might be better, more efficient, more flexible ways and more fluid ways of doing it, and that’s what we’re looking at right now.” The only way to require that two ORDA Board members live in Warren County is through legislation, according to Jordan. “When you’re a legislator, very often your initial reaction is legislation, and that’s not always the right answer,” Jordan said. However, if the best way to help Gore is to pass legislation to add a Warren County representative to the ORDA Board, Jordan said he would work with Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) to make that happen. While Little has spoken to Jordan about his ORDA Board idea, she has not yet seen a specific proposal, according to Little spokesman Dan MacEntee. “It is something she is interested in working with him on,” MacEntee said. Yet Gov. Andrew Cuomo can simply fill the ORDA seat formerly occupied by Joe Martens, before he became the DEC commissioner, with a person who lives in Warren County. Or he can fill that seat with anyone who lives in New York. It’s up to the governor.

who will officially inaugurate ‘New Beginnings’ for the interpretive centers. For further information about tickets contact the Adirondack Park Institute at 3273376.

Life Flight benefit planned SARANAC LAKE — A triple bill benefit concert for North Country Life Flight is planned for Friday, May 11, 7 p.m. at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The concert features some of the region’s most renowned talent, including Sven Curth, Heidi Little and Big Slyde. Tickets are $10 and concert proceeds will benefit the region’s air medical rescue team, North Country Life Flight, an organization that has been helping to save lives in our region for more than two decades. This wonderful evening of music will also include complimentary refreshments, a door prize and silent auction which also benefits North Country Life Flight. Concert guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments from the High Peak Resort’s Dancing Bear Restaurant and cakeplacid with a cake to celebrate WSLP’s fifth birthday. There will also be a silent auction of fabulous items donated by area businesses from throughout the region. Concert and auction proceeds will benefit North Country Life Flight. All concert goers will have a chance to win a door prize — an adult non-holiday season pass to Whiteface. To reserve seats and charge tickets by phone call 523-2512 and listen to WSLPFM/93.3 for more information.

Fire police conference set LAKE PLACID — The Volunteer Fire Police Association State of New York (VFPASNY) will be hosting its annual convention May 3-6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lake Placid. The last time the convention was held in Essex County was 1968.

Remembrance gathering May 17 SARANAC LAKE — High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care will hold a special Remembrance Gathering and Potluck at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, to honor the memory of those they served who died from July thru December 2011. It will be held at The Church of St. Luke, 136 Church St. in Saranac Lake.

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CNB to sponsor Sinfonietta event LAKE PLACID — A July 4 outdoor musical celebration presented by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, The Orchestra of the Adirondacks, will be free to all attendees, thanks in part to the generous sponsorship of Champlain National Bank. Music selections will include a variety of patriotic tunes in keeping with the July 4th holiday, including some of America’s favorite celebratory marches. The concert will begin after the parade at approximately 7 p.m. “Our summer season begins with the first of our weekly Wednesday evening concerts in Mids Park,” said Sinfonietta board president Barbara Erickson. “It runs through Sunday evening, August 12. This generous gift from Champlain National Bank gets us started on our way to a financially successful sea-

son.” During this, his third full year as Music Director of the Sinfonietta, Ron Spigelman will present six informal midweek concerts, six more formal weekend concerts at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and several additional appearances at various locations in and around the Adirondack Park. “We’re on our way to our glorious 100th season in 2017,” said Spigelman. “Support such as this sponsorship from Champlain National Bank is a major factor in preserving this unmatched cultural heritage.” For more information about the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, planned performances and musicians, please visit the website at

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Dennis Velez defeated three time champion, Dave Galarneau, 3-1, to claim his first title in a classic duel showcasing two very distinctive styles of play. Valez’s aggressive style was too much for the cautious, defensive shooting of Galarneau who had already defeated seven time champion, Norm Pomainville, and five time champion, Dave Varano, on his way to the final pairing of the day. Valez only had to deal with one past champion, Sean Martin, which he managed with a 3-0 win before his last match. Both competitors qualified for the finals at Cocktails in Morrissonville. Consolation play pitted past champions Martin and Varano against each other for third and fourth places with Martin coming out ahead 3-2 in the best three out of five game match up. The women’s division was won by Nina Curley standard bearer for Time Served in Comstock with a well played 3-2 win over Steph Thompson who represented 37 West Lounge in Hogansburg. In the battle for third and fourth places, Sharon Ottalagano qualifying at Mac’s Bar in Fort Edwards bested Nikki Rushlow shooting for Happy Daze in Granville with a 3-0 win.

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Epliscopal (Anglican Catholic) Rev. Patti Johnson, Seacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Healing Service. Holy Eucharist Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Phone 518-593-1838 or 518-647-5312. 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. Rev. John Demo, Admin. 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 serv-

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (LPCVB/ROOST) is consistently called upon for its expertise as a leader in destination marketing. Most recently, the organization’s evolution and accountability were featured in a presentation at the Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations’ annual meeting on April 19 in Stuart, Fla. Following the 2010 eTourism Summit in San Francisco at which she presented Lake Placid’s new mobile website, Carol Joannette, executive vice president for the LPCVB/ROOST, was asked to present to 100 attendees at the annual conference for Convention and Visitors Bureaus in the Florida marketplace. Although it represents a fairly small constituency compared to most DMOs nationwide, the LPCVB/ROOST has embraced new technology and implemented online marketing strategies to increase the region’s edge in a very competitive destination marketplace. Joannette’s lecture, titled “Lake Placid CVB: a Return on Investment (ROI) case study” was a keynotes at the conference. Her presentation detailed the evolution of the organization from its inception in 1951 as the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce to the accredited DMO that it is today.

ice. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. 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. 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.


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McKinley, Whalen, Balestrini make all-state girls basketball team lists By Keith Lobdell PLATTSBURGH — Eight Section VII girls varsity basketball players were named to All-State teams by the New York State Sportswriter ’s Association for the 2011-12 season. The local selections were led by the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference’s MVP, Saranac’s Stephanie Linder, who was named to the Class B third team. Linder, a senior, led the Lady Chiefs to the NYSPHSAA Class B final four and averaged a double-double throughout the playoffs. Westport’s Willa McKinley was named to the Class D third team. The senior led the Eagles in scoring and became a feared shooter from behind the three-point arc as the season progressed. Meg Smith, the Indian Lake/Long Lake center who had a strong season as the Lady Orange defended their Section VII/Class D title with wins over Westport and Elizabethtown-Lewis, was named a member of the fifth team in Class D. Marle Curle, who piloted the Plattsburgh High Lady Hornets’ offense, was named to the sixth team in Class B. Curle was the Hornets’ top scorer and ran the offense from the point guard position.

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Elizabethtown-Lewis’ Lily Whalen was named a member of the Class D sixth team. Whalen helped lead the Lady Lions to the top local Class D seed and a trip to the sectional finals. Lake Placid’s Danielle Balestrini was named to the eighth team in Class C.

Balestrini was the Blue Bombers’ leading scorer. Beekmantown forward Shannon Ryan was named to the ninth team in Class B as a freshman. Ryan led her team and the CVAC in scoring and was half of the CVAC’s first family this season; as her

brother, Keegan, also was the top boys scorer in the conference. Alisha Ducatte, the Saranac senior guard who made several key shots from long range during the Lady Chiefs’ run to the final four, was named to the Class B 10th team.

Eagles rally falls short against Lions in Mountain and Valley baseball The Eagles rallied with six runs in the final two innings, but were unable to overcome the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions’ hot start April 30. Alex Mitchell pitched five innings in the win for the Lions while also hitting a double and triple for the Lions. Austin Morris, Patrick Phillips and Cody Gowdy also hit doubles for the Lions, while Lloyd Staats had a double for the Eagles.

Bailey Waterbury scored a straight sets 2and-1 victory for the Lady Eagles while Olivia Wyand scored a win in a sweep of the Lady Patriots April 30.

PHS 4-0, Lake Placid 1-5 The Hornets earned wins from Alex Racine and Chirag Patel in singles and the doubles teams of Chris Guay - David Ferris and Kalen Lazak - Jacob Morrow to score a 4-1 win in boys tennis April 30. Nick Stosiek scored the lone win for the Blue Bombers. In the girls match, Natalia Smith, Serena Hallowel and Joan O’Leary each won in singles for the Lady Bombers, while the doubles teams of Brenna Garrett - Grace McGrew and Victoria O’Leary - Cameron Brooks completed the sweep of the Lady Hornets.

Peru 8, AVCS 6 The Indians scored five runs in the first and three more in the sixth to score the win over the Patriots April 30. The Patriots held a 6-5 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning and were unable to score in the seventh. Conor Casey earned the win for the Indians, while Luis Pepen Matos earned the save. Andy Kneussle and Dom Delello each had two hits in the win, while Dillon Savage added two hits for the Patriots.

Boys Lacrosse Ogdensburg 16, Saranac Lake 8 Lucas Atkinson and Jeff Stevens each scored two goals for the Red Storm, who were unable to catch up to the offensive attack of Ogdensburg April 27. Mike Burpoe and Jacob Merrill each saw time in net for Saranac Lake, combining for 10 saves.

Saranac Lake 12, Moriah 3 The Red Storm scored five in the opening inning and increased their lead with five more in the sixth April 30. Grant Strack had three hits and four RBI for Saranac Lake, while Tyler Curry scored twice and John McCabe picked up the win on the mound.

Girls Lacrosse Ogdensburg 18, Saranac Lake 7 Ogdensburg scored six times in the first five minutes of play, including four seconds into the game, en route to defeating the Lady Red Storm April 27. Kaileigh Woodruff had three goals and two assists, while Kylie Sapone, Marisa McDonough, Bridigit Sullivan and Cecily Decker each scored a goal. Katey Snyder had nine saves.

Lake Placid 13, NAC 0 Ryan Meyer struck out 16 batters as he pitched the Blue Bombers past the Bobcats April 30. Ryan Damp had six RBIs for Lake Placid, with four hits, including a double and triple. Mike Petrashune had two hits for the Bobcats.

PHS 23, Lake Placid 0 Rob Knowles threw a no-hitter with nine strikeouts as the Hornets scored a win against the Blue Bombers April 28. Chris Roenbeck had six RBI along with a home run and double, while Will Love had four hits and four RBI. Henry Hill, Jonas Miller and Jake Richards all hit doubles for the Hornets.

Minerva/Newcomb 9, ELCS 7 Hunter Mowery drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double as part of a six-run fifth inning, but the Lions were unable to rally to defeat the Mountaineers April 27.

Softball Saranac Lake 8, Lake Placid 7 Gabby Lewis scored on a Chelsea LaFountain fielder ’s choice in the bottom of the seventh to push the Lady Red Storm past the Lady Bombers April 30. LaFountain finished with four RBI, while Sydney Battistoni added two and Christina Rabideau one. Serina Hayes had three hits and two RBIs for the Lady Blue Bombers.

Saranac Lake 10, Heuvelton 9 Brendee Russell delivers a pitch to the plate for Westport.

AVCS 9, PHS 4 The Lady Patriots used a five run fourth inning to give themselves a comfortable lead against the Lady Hornets April 30. Alexis Facteau had a pair of hits and RBI for the Patriots, including a double. Madison Rondeau recorded a complete game win on the mound. Four players had multi-hit games for the Hornets, including Jamie Bedard, Kolbi Lyon, Lyndale Nephew and Maddy Trombley.

Keene 8, Minerva/Newcomb 5 The Lady Beavers scored one in the seventh and three in the ninth to earn an extrainning win April 30. Tucker and Taylor Geiger each doubled in the decisive innings, making a winner out of pitcher Alex Dumas.

ELCS 21, Westport 3 After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Lions scored in each on the next five, including a nine-run sixth, to defeat the Lady Eagles April 30.

Photo by Keith Lobdell

Andrea La Vien recorded 11 strikeouts for the Lions, while collecting three hits. Kylee Cassavaugh had a single, double and two steals in the win, while Kearsten Ashline had four RBI and Jenn McGinn added a double. Emily French had a pair of hits for the Eagles, while Ellexus Vaughn added a third.

Kaileigh Woodruff had five goals as the Lady Red Storm defeated Heuvelton April 25. Kylie Sapone added two goals, while Katey Snyder had nine saves and Sheila Decker added eight in the win.

Minerva/Newcomb 8, ELCS 1 Jenn McGinn had a double for the Lady Lions, who were stifled offensively by the Minerva/Newcomb pitching staff April 27.

Golf Saranac Lake 5, Saranac 1 Dustin Fischer shot the low round of 38 and Ethan Sawyer added a 39 for nine holes as the Red Storm defeated the Chiefs April 30. Kyle Dora, Matt Clark and Blake Gregory also won matches for the Red Storm, while Jarett Wright had the lone win for the Chiefs.

Beekmantown 5, AVCS 0 In a match that featured only two contests,

Molly Smith exchanges the baton with Nina Armstrong for the Lake Placid girls track and field team. Photo by Nancy Frasier

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They were biting this morning ... The annual blood drive is on its way


espite the early arrival of the spring season, there really hasn’t been much of a problem with skeeters or black flies to date. Although I have discovered a few of the notorious “flying teeth” orbiting my noggin in recent weeks, they have yet to draw my blood. However, I’m certain I’ll be obliged to provide a donation or two before the annual blood drive is over. However, despite the current absence of flying pests, it is no time to forget the annual warning about ticks, and the growing prevalence of Lyme disease in our region. At one time Lyme disease was considered a “downstate problem,” since incidents occurred primarily in the lower reaches of New York and in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Many claimed it wasn’t a local problem. Lyme disease was rare in the Park, and in comparison to areas downstate it remains so. Make no mistake, though: Lyme disease has been prevalent in the Adirondacks for quite a while, and it is likely to get much worse in the future. According to the New York State Department of Health, bacteria transmitted by deer ticks causes Lyme disease. The animals most responsible for spreading the ticks that host the disease are the white-footed mouse and the white-tailed deer. Lyme disease is an equal opportunity affliction that hits people of any age who spend time in grassy or wooded environments. Young deer ticks are generally most active between mid-May and mid-August. Adult ticks are generally most active from March to mid-May and again from midAugust to November. Turkey hunters, who often sit for long hours along the edge of a field during the spring, are particularly susceptible due to the nature of their pursuit. So are deer hunters, who hunt in the fall, when adult ticks are again most active. Hikers, birders, and anyone else who spends time outdoors, recreating, raking leaves or enjoying a backyard BBQ need to be cognizant of the risks of Lyme. Ticks present a real and imminent threat, and Lyme disease symptoms can persist for years, and often result in lifelong suffering and disability. Flying insects such as blackflies, mosquitoes and deer flies are obvious pests. We can see them or hear them buzzing around our head or neck, and as a result, it is fairly easy to protect against them. We can swat them, spray them or even wear a head net in extreme conditions. However, ticks are more difficult to repel than mosquitoes or blackflies. They are tiny, about the size of a poppy seed, and we rarely see them or feel them. Ticks do not have a piercing bite, and they rarely draw blood. Unlike flying pests, ticks don’t target the head and neck. Rather, they often attach and attack around the ankles, or legs, where they are picked up from the tall grass. Repellents provide some protection against ticks, as does wearing light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long pants tucked into socks. However, even the best of efforts cannot always keep ticks away. Outdoor travelers are advised to examine their clothing carefully after every woodland jaunt and to remove any ticks before they can attach themselves.

In most cases tick attachment takes 36 hours or longer, which provides plenty of time to take preventive measures. If you discover that a tick has embedded itself, it is wise to seek medical attention as soon as possible since early treatment with antibiotics almost always results in a full cure. The first apparent symptom of a tick bite is a rash resembling a bullseye that is about two inches in diameter near the site of the bite. Early symptoms normally occur within three to 30 days after the bite of an infected tick, but don’t always. The early stage of Lyme disease features symptoms such as chills and fever, headache, fatigue, stiff neck muscles and/or joint pain and swollen glands. If not detected and treated in these early stages these symptoms can worsen and more severe symptoms can manifest themselves. Lyme disease can become a debilitating ailment, and the odds of a full recovery decrease the longer treatment is delayed. Lyme disease treatments have become more effective, but if undetected or allowed to progress the disease can cause severe and long-lasting effects. For those who live in Lyme-prone regions, there is now an anti-Lyme disease inoculation, which is surely a wise investment. Although hunters and hikers are certainly more susceptible to tick attacks, anyone can be bitten while taking out the garbage, mowing the lawn or walking to the mailbox. You can run, but ticks will always find a place to hide. According to state health officials, the geographic range of Lyme disease has increased in New York State from Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley all the way north to the Canadian border. In less than a decade, the Essex County Health Department has seen the incidence of Lyme disease increase from single case in 2002, to over forty confirmed cases in 2008. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

First Longbeard


t’s Monday morning as I write this and all I can think about is that old Labatt Blue commercial of the fish on the phone with the guy at his office. “Real good Steve — real good,” the fish says. “We were biting this morning, we were biting this morning.” They probably are, too. Fishing is a bit like buying scratch-off tickets: The more committed you are, the better the odds. So I figure the odds gotta start turning my way. The weekend went like this: several ponds, nine miles of portage, cold mornings, lots of wind and they weren’t exactly jumping in the boat. I did manage to save my handicap with an early afternoon feed on Sunday — seems the trout sometimes decide to Quill Gordon get hungry on these chilly spring days just as the sun gets high. But I had nothing worth bragging about. The pond I was on routinely produces 14, 15-inch fish. These were more like 10 — no doubt last year ’s stockeys. It’s been an odd start this year. It feels like the ponds are a week to 10 days ahead because of the unseasonably warm Hendrickson weather we’ve had. I marked surface temps last week at around 54-56 degrees and saw my first caddis fly yesterday. Normally mayflies like subvaria (Hendrickson) or pleuris (Quill Gordon) beat the caddis fly to the surface. The old adage was always 50-55 degree water for the Quill Gordon, followed closely by the Hendrickson, then Caddis Pupa caddis. This time of year I’m more apt to try something like a caddis pupa wet fly or black stonefly behind a lure, since they are either still in the larvae stage or are just beginning to emerge to the pupa stage — a time trout relish, as well as when they are floundering on the surBlack Stonefly face as adults. I found lots of dark black larvae in the bellies of the fish I did catch — confirming my suspicion that they are bottom feeding on these soon-to-be hatches — and my fishing chum found a salamander or two. I’ll keep you updated as things progress. John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. He may be reached at

Michael Fitzgerald, 13, of Putnam Station, shows off his first turkey he took during the youth hunting weekend. The bird weighed 21 pounds and had a 9-inch beard. He is pictured with his dad, Mike Fitzgerald. Photo by Dawn Fitzgerald (mom)

These northern pike were caught by John Varmette of Chilson Hill on Lake Champlain, south of the Fort View Inn. The smallest was 33 1/2 inches and the largest was 42 1/2-inches.

Isaiah Pelkey, 6, shows off a 9-pound, 2-ounce lake trout caught at Crown Point Lighthouse Pier by his big brother Andrew with the help of their dad, Dave Pelkey.

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ESSEX — The Pleasant Valley Chorale will present its spring concert program, Essex Community Church, 2306 Main Street, 7:30 p.m. ESSEX — Birding Walk along CATS trails beginning at Black Kettle Farm. $5/week suggested donation. 9-10 a.m.

Saturday, May 5 SARANAC LAKE—Spring 2012 Pet Adoptathon, TriLakes Humane Society, 255 George Lapan Memorial Highway, 11a.m.-5p.m. LEWIS — Etown-Lewis EMS Offer Community CPR Day, 9 a.m. -noon. $20. 873-2122. ESSEX — Faerie Houses children’s workshop for kids ages 5-9, Black Kettle Farm. $12 donation. 9:15-11:45am SARANAC LAKE—Magician Richard Tenace performs Tenace Magic, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 891-4191. LAKE PLACID —Birding 101 Workshop, The Adirondack Mountain Club, Heart Lake Program Center/Field,$99, $109 for non members. 523-3441. AU SABLE FORKS — 19th Annual Live Auction and Spaghetti Dinner, $7, $5 Seniors/children, American Legion Post 504, McCrea St. 4- 6 p.m. TUPPER LAKE— A Nite at the Races, Park Restaurant, 320 Park Street, 7p.m. SARANAC LAKE—Le Groove to perform, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Drive. 891-7117. 7:30 p.m.

SARANAC LAKE—Spring 2012 Pet Adoptathon, TriLakes Humane Society, 255 George Lapan Memorial Highway, 11a.m.-5p.m. ESSEX — The Pleasant Valley Chorale will present its spring concert program, Essex Community Church, 2306 Main Street, 3 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Verdi's La Traviatat Screening, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 4 p.m. $18, $16 LPCA members, and $12 kids. 523-2512, WILLMINGTON — SPRING SALE Local Arts & Crafts, Whiteface Range Hall, 5794 NYS Rt 86, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. WILLSBORO— Turkey shoot, The Willsboro fish And Game, Fish & Game Rd. noon - 3 p.m. 963-7908 AUSABLE FORKS—HNS 19th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction, Holy Name School, The American Legion, 11 Mc Crea St. 4-6 p.m. LAKE PLACID —Birding 101 Workshop, The Adirondack Mountain Club, Heart Lake Program Center/Field,$99, $109 for non members. 523-3441. WESTPORT—The Crossing to perform free concert, Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main Street, 7 p.m. 9628293,

Monday, May 7 KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565, WADHAMS —Wadhams Riverside Cemetery annual

KEESEVILLE—Open archery shooting, The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club, 359 Green St. 7-9 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.

Wednesday, May 9 WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, WILMINGTON—Teen Night Group, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, May 10 ELIZABETHTOWN—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Hand House, Court St. 10 a.m. 546-3565, LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200. SARANAC LAKE— Story Hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, 10:30-11 a.m. 891-4191. LAKE PLACID — This American Life Live Broadcast, a special live performance, 8 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, $15 screening $40 for meal. 5232512. SARANAC LAKE—Pinochle Party, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Dr. 7 p.m. 891-7117.

Friday, May 11 ESSEX — Birding Walk along CATS trails beginning at Black Kettle Farm. $5/week suggested donation. 9-10 a.m. LAKE PLACID — Regional Elementary School Art Exhibit, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 4-6 p.m. $18, $16 LPCA members, and $12 kids. 523-2512,

SARANAC LAKE—Tours of Will Rogers as part of Daffest, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Drive. 8917117. 1-3 p.m. LAKE PLACID —Second Saturday Storytime and International Migratory Bird Day with storied and crafts, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, 10 a.m. 523-2950. ESSEX — Kids photography class, Black Kettle Farm, BYO digital camera. $10 donation. 10 a.m.-noon LAKE PLACID —Map and Compass Bushwhack Workshop, The Adirondack Mountain Club, Heart Lake Program Center/Field,$99, $109 for non members. 523-3441. PLATTSBURGH — Youth class for improvization performance, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, 8 week class, $85, $95 non-members.. 3-5 p.m. 563-1604. SARANAC LAKE —Jack Williams Concert, 7:30-10 p.m. BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street. WHALLONSBURG —The Iron Lady Showing, Whallonsburg Grange Hall. 8 p.m. $5, kids $2. TUPPER LAKE — St. Jude Walk-A-Thon Part I of II, Tupper Lake Municipal Park, Demars Boulevard, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday,May 13 PLATTSBURGH —Soulfull Sunday Yoga Rota Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 11 a.m. PLATTSBURGH —Plattsburgh General Assembly to meet, ROTA Art Gallery, 19 Clinton St. 4 p.m. LAKE PLACID —Map and Compass Bushwhack Workshop, The Adirondack Mountain Club, Heart Lake Program Center/Field,$99, $109 for non members. 523-3441. TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center-Community DayFREE admission at The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr. 359-7800.


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YVONNE "DEE" WHITNEY JULY 01, 1930 - FEBRUARY 22, 2012 Yvonne "Dee" Whitney, 81, sister Bev DeVost. She is surpassed away peacefully at vived by her younger brothhome on Wednesday Februers Walter D. Whitney and ary 22, 2012. Dee was born in Timothy DeVost Sr., as well Keene Valley on July 1, 1930. as cousins Betty Jane BruniShe left Keene Valley as an Daggett and Alma Conklin. adult and spent most of her Special care was also providadult life in Albany. She reed by Betty Jane's son, Dr. tired from NYS Office of Larry-Michael Bruni. She is General Services, and enalso survived by several joyed spending as much time nieces, nephews, cousins, as she could with her family great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. She loved craftand many beloved friends. ing and being a caregiver to There will be a grave-side everyone she knew. service at Norton Cemetery Even though she lived in Alin Keene, NY on May 6th at bany, her heart was always 1:30pm. The Reverend Fred in the Adirondacks of Keene Shaw will celebrate Dee's life. Valley. Any and all friends and famiDee was predeceased by her ly of Dee are encouraged to mother, Eleanor DeVost, attend. brother Gordon DeVost and SARA CARPENTER OLDBERG SEPTEMBER 08, 1928 - APRIL 01, 2012 Sara Carpenter Oldberg Chicago area,Sara worked for Sara passed of natural causes over 25 years for one emin her sleep, at home in her ployer as his receptionist and own bed in Tujunga, Califorbookkeeper. Upon retirement nia. The loving daughter of she relocated to southern Robert Holt Carpenter and California. Sara was a devotMargaret Beebe Carpenter of ed grandmother and co-parWinnetka, Illinois,Sara gradent to both David and uated from New Trier High Nicholas. As beloved MothSchool. Sara enjoyed many er, Grandmother and Friend, summers with her family at Sara Carpenter Oldberg will the Carpenter camp in the forever be remembered for Adirondacks. Sara is surher strength, kindness and vived by children Carol, Susacrifice for family. A private san and Thomas, and grandmemorial service will be held children David and Nicholas. in June. As a single mother in the Ashes to be scattered at sea. IRA HERBERT POTTER JR. JUNE 13, 1915 - JANUARY 07, 2012 Ira Herbert Potter Jr. he was an emergency mediA Memorial Service will be cal technician on the Elizaheld for the late Ira Herbert bethtown-Lewis Rescue "Herb" Potter Jr., Saturday, Squad 1975-1985 and was a May 5, 2012, 11:00 AM, at the past master of the Wadhams, United Church N.Y. Grange of of Christ, Elizathe Order of Pabethtown, N.Y., trons of Huswith Reverend bandry. Herb Fred Shaw officiwas an adviser ating. for the local A reception with council for the family will take Office For The place in the Aging and forParish Hall after mer deacon at the service. the United Herb, 96, passed Church of Christ. away January 7, 2012, at the Horace Nye Herb was a life member of Nursing Home in Elizabeththe F&AM Lodge 83, town, N.Y. He was born June Newark, N.Y. where he was 13, 1915, the son of Ira H. and high priest. in 1955. He also Mary (Cauraugh) Potter Sr. was a member of the F&AM in Boston, MA. Lodge 602, Elizabethtown, He was married to the late N.Y. Etta L. (White) Potter of He had many outdoor hobWestport, N.Y. for 66 years.. bies and enjoyed many days He grew up in Lake Placid, relaxing with family and N.Y. where his family had friends at his camp on Linseveral pharmacies in the coln Pond. 1920's and early 30's. Herb Herb is survived by one son graduated from Lake Placid Ronald "R.J." Potter and his High School in 1934 and partner Dr. Alice Wright of from the N.Y. State Ranger Milton, VT; one daughter, School at Wanakena, N.Y. in Nancy Lee and her husband 1941. Robert Dobbs of Victoria, In April 1942, he was emBritish Columbia; two grandployed as an electronics techchildren, Curran Dobbs of nician with the American Victoria, British Columbia Telephone and Telegraph and Ananda Dobbs Umar Company, Long Lines Diviand her husband Bobbie of sion, where he worked for 35 Toronto, Ontario and two years. great grandchildren Nyal He brought up his family in and Ryah Umar. Newark, New York state and W.M. Marvin's Sons, Inc. of retired to Elizabethtown, N. Elizabethtown, N.Y. is in Y. in 1977. charge of arrangements. During his retirement years,

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T H E ELIZABETHTOWNLEWIS CENTRAL SCHOOL BUDGET HEARING, BUDGET VOTE & BOARD MEMBER ELECTION Notice is hereby given that a Budget Hearing of the inhabitants of the ElizabethtownLewis Central School District, Essex County, New York, qualified to vote at school meetings in the District will be held at the school on May 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of hearing the report of the meeting. Notice is also hereby given that the vote on adoption of the budget for the 2012/2013 school year and levying a tax on taxable property of the District will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m. Notice is further given that a copy of the statement of an amount of money which will be required during the ensuing year for school purposes, exclusive of public monies may be obtained by a resident or taxpayer in the district during the fourteen days immediately preceding the Budget Vote/Election except Saturday, Sunday and holidays, at the District Office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (DST). Notice is given that an election will be held for the purpose of electing two (2) Board of Education members of the District. One seat for the term of three (3) years to fill the seat of Brett Sicola whose term will expire on 6/30/12. One three (3) year term to fill the appointed seat of Nick Disogra expiring on 5/15/12. Notice is given that you must be a registered voter to vote at the ElizabethtownLewis Central School Budget Vote/Election. A voter registration date of May 8, 2012 is being set in the Main Office of the District between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A register shall be filed in the Main Office of the school district and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the school district from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. prevailing time on each of the five days prior to the vote, except Saturday 5/12/12 & Sunday 5/13/12. Notice is given that Absentee Ballots may be obtained at the office of the District Clerk. The District Clerk must receive applications for absentee ballots at least seven days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the

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tion 416 of the Education Law taking into account state aid and grants received and the amount expended from the General Fund, and (D) in anticipation of the collection of such tax, issue bonds and notes of the District at one time or from time to time in the principal amount not to exceed $373,804 and levy a tax to pay the interest on said obligations when due. The Westport Central School District Board of Education adopted this resolution with the understanding that there is no impact on the tax levy. 4. To authorize the purchase of one thirty (30) to thirty-eight (38) passenger bus and the expenditure of a gross sum not to exceed sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) and the use of the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) from the Bus Reserve Fund to pay for the bus in full. And, 5. To authorize the purchase of one (1) Express Passenger Van 1500 and the expenditure of a gross sum not to exceed thirty-one thousand dollars ($31,000) and the use of the sum of thirty-one thousand dollars ($31,000) from the Bus Reserve Fund to pay for the van in full in the 2011-2012 school year. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the School Districtís budget for 2012-2013, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident of the District during business hours, beginning Monday, April 30, 2012 at the Westport Central School. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education shall be filed with the Clerk of said School District at her office in the Westport Central School, not later than Monday, April 16, 2012, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters of the District and shall state the residence of each signer. AND FURTHER Notice of formation of MILL RIVER ACRES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/16/2012. Office location, County of Essex. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael H. Devlin, 105 Mill Pond Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: any lawful act. VN-3/31,4/14, 4/28, 5/5/12-4TC-33841 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("LLC") Name: Blue Pepper Farm LLC. Articles of

Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ("SSNY") on March 12, 2012. Office Location: Essex County. The "SSNY" is designated as agent of the "LLC" upon whom process against it may be served. "SSNY" shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 91 Hazen Rd, Jay, NY 12941. Purpose: Any lawful act. VN-3/31-5/5/12-6TC33827 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CERTIFIED FOREST MANAGEMENT LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/19/12. Office location: Essex County. Principal business address: 6400 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38197. LLC formed in DE on 1/26/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. VN-3/31-5/5/12-6TC33837 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMAOF COTE TION STERNO HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 112 Aviemore Lane, Douglassville, PA 19518. Purpose: any lawful activities. VN-3/31-5/5/12-6TC33839 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC): Name: THE BOQUET RIVER JELLY MILL, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/09/2012. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O THE BOQUET RIVER JELLY MILL, LLC, 875 Sunset Drive, Willsboro, NY 12996. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. VN-4/7-5/12/12-6TC33860 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DAVCONYC, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail

process to Steven H. Seel, Esquire, Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, 301 Grant St., 14th Fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VN-4/7-5/12/12-6TC33870 ----------------------------ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION ESSEX FARM OF NORTHERN NEW YORK LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law FIRST: The name of the limited liability company is: Essex Farm of the Northern New York LLC SECOND: The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is: Essex THIRD: The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: 2503 NYS Route 22, Essex, New York 12936 Mark Kimball VN-4/14-5/19/12-6TC33880 ----------------------------THE TOWN OF ELIZABETHTOWN has a job opening in the Highway Dept. for a full time Highway Worker with a CDL License - Class A or B. Applications are available at the Elizabethtown Town Hall or online at (Resident Info). Application Deadline May 11, 2012. VN-4/21-5/5/12-3TC33930 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BEAR RIGHT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/3/12. Office location: Essex County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. VN-4/21-5/26/12-6TC33936 ----------------------------STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT C O U N T Y OF ESSEX T. JAMES STRACK REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST dated August 19, 2003, Plaintiff BRENT REID, BROCK REID, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and NEW YORK STATE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND SALE Index No.: 0680-11 RJI No.: 15-1-20110312 In pursuance and by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly granted by this Court on the 3rd day of April, 2012 and entered in the Essex

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County Clerkís Office on the 6th day of April, 2012, I, the undersigned Referee, duly appointed in this action for such purpose, will expose for sale and sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the steps of the Essex County Courthouse in Elizabethtown, New York, on the 15th day of May, 2012, at 10:00 oíclock in the forenoon of that day, the mortgaged premises directed in and by said judgment to be sold and in said judgment described as follows: ìALL THAT PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate, in the Village of Lake Placid, Town of North Elba, County of Essex, State of New York, in Lot 279 Old Military Tract, Township 11, Richards Survey,î (formerly) ìknown as 422 Main Street, bounded North by Dubay, East by Jewish Church, South by South Main Street and west by LeRoux, comprising 1/16 acre, more or less, and being the same property assessed to Nathan Schoenfeld on the 1938 Town of North Elba Assessment Roll, State of New York. TOGETHER with all buildings on said premises at this date. TOGETHER with all rights of way and easements which the party of the first part has, had or might have over, in and to said premises, for itself, its successors or assigns.î Said parcel being designated as tax map parcel no. 42.0JL-4-17.000. WILLIAM M. FINUCANE, ESQ. Referee Michael D. McCormick, Esq. RUSSELL & McCORMICK Attorneys for Plaintiffs 101 Clinton Street, PO Box 549 Keeseville, NY 12944-0549 Location of Property to be Foreclosed: 6167 Sentinel Road, Lake Placid, New York VN-4/14-5/5/12-4TC33907 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE ESSEX COUNTY FAIR HOUSING Notice if hereby given that Essex County is committed to furthering fair housing. The Federal Fair Housing Law, as well as the Laws of new York State, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, financing, and brokerage of housing based on race, creed, color, gender, national origin, familial status, or handicap. Essex County pursuant to the local fair housing strategy has appointed a fair housing officer who may be reached at: Essex County Planning Office Department of Planning Elizabethtown, NY 12932 518) 873-3687 The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Toll Free Fair Housing Hotline number is: 1-800-6699777 or 1-800-9279275 (TDD for the

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hearing impaired) TT-5/5/12-1TC-33984 VN-5/5/12-1TC-33984 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Keene, Essex County, New York, has filed their Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2011, with the Office of the State Comptroller. This report is available for public inspection at the Office of the Town Clerk, located in the Keene Town Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Ellen S. Estes, Town Clerk Town of Keene April 24, 2012 VN-5/5/12-1TC-33981 ----------------------------NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF T E N T A T I V E ASSESSMENT ROLL Notice is hereby given that the Assessor for the Town of Keene, County of Essex, has completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year and a copy has been left at the Town Hall, where it may be seen and examined by any interested person, Monday ñ Friday from 9:00 ñ 2:00 until June 7th, 2012. The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll as follows: Thursday, May 10th 10:00 ñ 3:00 & 6:00 ñ 8:00 Thursday, May 17th 10:00 ñ 3:00 Saturday, May 19th 11:00 ñ 1:00 Thursday, May 31st 10:00 ñ 3:00 The Board of Assessment Review will meet on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 between the hours of 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 by appointment, at the Keene Assessment Office in said town, to hear and examine all complaints in relation to assessments, on a written application of any person believing him/herself to be aggrieved. Please submit the application and 3 copies, one for each Board of Assessment member. A publication on how to file for a review of your assessment is available from the Office of Assessment or Dated this 1st Day of May, 2012 Donna J. Bramer Sole Assessor Town of Keene VN-5/5/12/1TC-33947 ----------------------------NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF T E N T A T I V E ASSESSMENT ROLL Notice is hereby given that the Assessor for the Town of Lewis, County of Essex, has completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year and a copy has been left at the Lewis Town Hall, where it may be seen and examined by any interested person, Monday ñ Friday from 10:00 am -3:00 pm until Tuesday June 5th 2012 The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll as follows:

Tuesday, May 8th 10:00am ñ 3:00pm & 6:00 ñ 8:00pm Tuesday, May 15th 10:00am ñ 3:00pm Saturday, May 19th 9:00am ñ 10:00am Tueaday, May 29th 10:00am ñ 3:00pm The Board of Assessment Review will meet on Tueaday, June 5th, 2012 between the hours of 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 by appointment at the Lewis Town Hall in said town, to hear and examine all complaints in relation to assessments, on a written application of any person believing him/herself to be aggrieved. Please submit the application and 5 copies, one for each Board of Assessment Review member. Forms and procedures can be downloaded from the Town of Lewis web page. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012 Donna J. Bramer Sole Assessor VN5/5/12-1TC-33920 ----------------------------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Assessors of the Town of Essex, County of Essex, have completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year and that a copy has been left with Essex Town Clerk at Essex Town Hall, where it may be seen and examined by any interested person until the fourth Tueaday in May. The Assessors will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll as follows: 1st Day Date May 10 Hours: 2-4 & 7-9 PM 2nd Day Date May 15 Hours: 2-4 & 7-9 PM 3rd Day Date May 19 Hours: 9AM-1PM 4th Day Date May 21 Hours: 1-3 & 7-9 PM The Board of Assessment Review will meet on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 between the hours of 2-4PM and 79PM at Town Hall in said town, to hear and examine all complaints in relation to assessments, on the written application of any person believing him/herself to be aggrieved. A publication on contesting your assessment in New York State is available at Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. David Sayre Dianne Lansing Patricia Kay Gardner Assessors VN-5/5/12-1TC-33982 ----------------------------"NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, PENDING for beer, liquor and wine has been applied for by Deswert Enterprises LLC to sell beer, liquor and wine at retail in a hotel and tavern under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at The Westport Hotel & Tavern 6691 Main Street Westport, NY 12993 for on premises consumption." VN-5/5-5/12/12-2TC33994 ----------------------------------

May 5, 2012

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FARM EQUIPMENT FARM EQUIPMENT Dump Truck 1970 GMC; Field Equipment also. All Equipment usable and in good shape. 518962-4394

MOTORCYCLES 2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD S50 New battery & tires, 13,000 miles, very clean, garaged. (518) 9468341. $2,800 NEW HONDA HELIX MOTORCYCLE-RED 2007 model, ridden less than 400m. 250cc engine, gets 70-80 MPG. Asking $350. Great deal! If interested please email: TWO HONDA CX500’s Two complete bikes with many spare parts included, some work to put back on the road. $950.00. 518-5436451

Nobody Does It Better! Valley News

2012 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT


Payment...................................$199 mo. Price...........................................$26,990 Term...........................................24 mos. Miles@Yr.....................................10,500 Down Payment ............................$2,570 Due At Inception ....................$2,872.31 Tax, title fees extra Ford Rebate ..................$2,500 included



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2012 Ford Focus SE MSRP.........................................$18,195 Ford Retail Cust. Cash ....................$750 Ford Trade Assist** .........................$750






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