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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — There will be a contest for the 114th Assembly Seat. While he has not officially announced his candidacy, several reports have placed Democratic Queensbury lawyer Dennis Tarantino as his parties candidate for the seat, which is being vacated upon the retirement of current Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. Tarantino has not been commenting on the stories that he is going to make a run for the state Assembly for a second time, having lost to Sayward in 2004.


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St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency speaks during a press conference announcing that the Essex County Republican Supervisors were endorsing Congressional candidate Matt Doheny in the June 26 primary. Doheny is running against Kellie Greene. The GOP winner will face Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, in November. Photo by Keith Lobdell



Three arrested in LPCS vandalism case By Katherine Clark

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LAKE PLACID — A third Lake Placid teenager has been arrested in connection with the vandalism at Lake Placid Central School on June 7. A 17-year-old male from Wilmington, whose identity cannot be revealed due to his eligibility for youthful of-

fender status, was arrested by village police at 12:10 p.m. on June 15. The teenager has been charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass. Village Police said the teenager “damaged an exterior door lock mechanism” before entering the school unlawfully according to a press release issued on June 15.

On June 12, two Lake Placid high school students were also arrested in connection to the vandalism of the school. A 17-year-old female and an 18-year-old male were charged with third-degree criminal trespass as a result of the investigation. Their names are also being withheld due to their ages and eligibility for youthful offender status.


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ELIZABETHTOWN — Republican Essex County Supervisors have thrown their support behind Matt Doheny in the race for U.S. Congress. During a press conference June 18 in Elizabethtown, St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency made the official announcement to back the Watertown Republican candidate in advance of the June 26 federal GOP primary.

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Horace Nye residents honor flag, veterans By Keith Lobdell

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Staff and residents of the Horace Nye Nursing Home took time June 14 to honor the American flag and those who served it currently living at the facility. Twenty-one veterans and 11 veteran spouses were part of the annual Flag Day ceremony at the nursing home, where the facility was the recipient of a new flag and pole to be placed in the veterans activities room. “We had come here on a tour and the veterans that

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Next steps outlined in HNNH sale By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — So what happens now? Members of the Essex County personnel committee asked that question June 18 concerning the now approved sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home to the Centers For Specialty Care out of New York City. During the Board of Supervisors Clerk report, Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava asked if there was any material that would help current staff members of the facility explore their options. "I really think need we need to sit down with the staff at the home and talk to them about their options, and if there are openings in the county, (see) if they will be able to transfer, and what else is available to them," Scozzafava said. "There are a lot of questions that they have." Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said that there was a concern about vacation time and sick time when the New York private firm bought the then-owned Fulton County facility. "Most of that is spelled out in the contract," County Manager Dan Palmer said. "If they have accumulated vacation time their options are in the contract." Palmer also said that the group planning to purchase the Horace Nye Home has already been talking to county officials and the employee's union about the potential change-

over. "Centers for Specialty Care have already been in contact with CSEA about the transfer of the employees from public to private," Palmer said. "I know that there has been some communications as far as the transfer of the union." Minerva Supervisor Sue MontgomeryCorey asked if there was something that could also be put together for those who are served by the facility. "I think that it would also be helpful if we could put something together for the families of the residents," Corey said. "They want to know, and I am also wondering what are the next steps." Palmer said that everything at this point was centered around the contract of sale. "Dan Manning is working on that and the language for the contract," he said. Palmer added that Centers for Specialty Care had developed a transition plan that they had used with previous sales and would again use with the Horace Nye Home. "They will come in to meet with the employees and come in to meet with the residents and their families," he said. "They really have this down to what they want to do. We will not have a firm table until the contract of sale has been complete, but we can work something up to let them know what the next steps are." Corey felt that would aid in the transition. "It would be important for them to know that there is a plan in place and that they will be coming in to meet with everyone, and that there is a time table to that," she said.

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State land swap may clear way for NYCO mining to keep producing By Keith Lobdell LEWIS — NYCO Minerals may finally have its deal with the state of New York. After four years of talks, the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee has unanimously backed a proposed amendment to the state Constitution Article 14 which would allow for a land swap between the state and the company. “Hopefully this does get through the Legislature,” Lewis Supervisor David Blades said. “This would be a swap of lands that are adjoining where one has a considerable amount of minerals.” Blades said that Lewis would not be the only town that would benefit if the land swap was agreed to in the state Legislature. “It’s a benefit for the town of Lewis as well as for the town of Willsboro,” Blades said.

“The towns really are partners in this because Lewis has the mines while Willsboro is where the processing takes place. This really is beneficial to the economy of the entire county.” Blades said that the state would be receiving a good parcel of land in the swap. “They are getting a great property that they can classify as Forever Wild,” he said. The amendment is part of a package deal to make changes to Article 14, as it is coupled with a clause that would end the land dispute between the state and more than 200 residents of Township 40 in Raquette Lake. The amendment would grant clear titles to the property owners, while setting up a fund that landowners would have to pay into for future state land acquisitions. The amendment must be passed by two consecutive state Legislatures and ratified by New York voters.

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Annual Art Walks set to return to Saranac Lake SARANAC LAKE — Thursday, June 21, kicks off the first of the 14th annual Saranac Lake 3rd Thursday Art Walks. The village, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will host the talents of regional and local artists of various genres from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Beginning a self-guided tour through downtown Saranac Lake and a couple of outlying venues, visitors can go to any participating venue,

pick up a map, see and experience at their own pace established artists’ work and emerging talents from all over the North Country. Most are accessible by walking on the brand new village sidewalks. A vehicle may be needed to reach the outer venues. There will be approximately 25 venues in all, all marked with festive balloons. The evening’s event extends from Rice Furniture and The Waterhole on

Main Street up to Blue Line Sport Shop, Small Fortune Studio, Berkeley Green and the Saranac Lake Free Library, including the new Community Store and several other venues in between. Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks 2012 also has a Facebook presence to “Like” to get more information about the Art Walks in Saranac Lake. For more, contact Jill Wenner, Art Walk Coordinator, at 637-2745.

Adirondack Arts Festival returns for second year SARANAC LAKE — Fourth of July celebrations, downtown art exhibits and openings, outdoor concert and fireworks. underwater photography workshops, decorated boat parade, cure cottage cooking demos, Rocking Festival, historical tours, the Saranac Lake Village Farmers Market and special film and live performances are just a part of over 50 events planned for the second Annual Adirondack Arts and Heritage Festival June 29 through July 8. “Through the hard work of over 30 businesses and organizations we have been able to coordinate and develop over 50 events on behalf of the Arts and Heritage Festival” Sandy Hildreth, member of the Saranac Lake ArtWorks and key event organizer, said. A website has been developed as well as flyers and other promotional materials that provide an easy to use guide that separates the festival events

both by date as well as by the major arts disciplines. “In this way interested individuals and families can search festival events by time or interest,” Hildreth said. “The Saranac Lake area hosts a wealth of arts efforts and many of these find it difficult to market themselves” Mark Kurtz, photographer and member of the group, said. “Pooling our resources together has enabled us to create an exciting event as well as a cooperative marketing effort that is allowing us to reach out throughout the region with the goal of bringing in visitors to our community.” “Working together has brought out an awareness of each other and what together we can do as an arts community” Ernest Hohmeyer, volunteer member said. “It has been a journey of discovery of our rich history and sense of place that we wish to celebrate with the community that we hope will ulti-

mately draw visitors on a year-round basis.” Franklin County Tourism has awarded the Festival with a grant of matching marketing funds. Highlights of arts and heritage Festival events over the 10-day period include: Adirondack Rocking Festival, Martha Reben Day. Cure Cottage cooking demos, Wooden Canoe Heritage Assembly, Saranac Lake Village Farmers Market, 50th annual Hanmer boat races, Underwater Photography Workshops thru Scuba Diving, Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage open house, Pendragon Theatre’s summer kickoff, artist tours and grand opening exhibits, Carousel rides, Adirondack Scenic Railroad excursions including magic train, wine tastings, indoor and outdoor musical performances and more. For a complete list of over 50 events in 10 days, see

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SARANAC LAKE — Reinventions, an exhibit of new photographs by Eleanor Sweeney, will open on Friday, June 29, at the Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The show runs through July 31.

SARANAC LAKE — The Will Rogers Senior Outing Club’s June event will feature a Geology Walk and Quarry Tour on Tuesday, June 26. This program is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling Debbie Kanze at 8917117 or emailing her at to find out the departure time.

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Fracking talk set SARANAC LAKE — John Armstrong, Communications Director of Albany-based FrackAction, will give a presentation/slideshow titled Fracking in New York. The talk will be held at the Saranac Lake Free Library on June 24 at 4 p.m. The talk is part of the Adirondack Green Circle’s speaker series Green Circle Speaks: Saving and Savoring Our World. Armstrong's presentation will be followed by a question-andanswer period. For more information call 891-0182 or email

Historic movie to be shown SARANAC LAKE — As part of the Adirondack Arts & Heritage Festival 2012, Historic Saranac Lake will host James J. Griebsch with his presentation “Historic Motion Pictures of Saranac Lake’s Past.” The presentation will be given twice during the week, first on July 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, and the second on Sunday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. Both presentations are free and open to the public, but a gift of a donation in any amount to support the further restoration and preservation of the Kollecker Film Archive would be appreciated. For more information, please contact 891-4606.

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Athletes win titles, deliver pride for entire region


ost Ticonderoga High School students were sleeping-in the morning of June 12. Classes had ended the day before and a little shuteye was in order after a long school year. Not for Jay Hebert. While others were dreaming of future success, Hebert was working to make his dreams a reality. The rising junior was on the school track, working out. That’s why Hebert is a champion. Hebert has established himself as one of the most successful Section VII track and field athletes ever. Hebert won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association small-school championship June 9 in the 110-meter hurdles. He then won the New York Federation championship, which pits the top eight runners from schools of all sizes against each other. Hebert went undefeated this season with a best time of 14.07 seconds — the fastest time in New York and the fourth fastest high school time in the nation, according to his coach. The Olympic B qualifying standard is 13.72 seconds. He’s only 1.2 seconds away from the world record in the 110 hurdles held by Cuba’s Dayron Robles. Ti Coach Walter Thorne believes Hebert can run in the Olympics, but the Sentinel champion is more reserved than his coach. “That’s too far away to think about,” Hebert said. “I just want to work hard, improve and run in college.” Hebert is just one champion area residents can take pride in. Section VII athletes won three state titles at the track and field

championships June 8 and 9. Also bringing home championships were Dan Lennon of Peru in the Division II 3,200-meter run, and the Beekmantown 400-meter relay team of Jess Huber, Mikaela Frechette, Kallie Villemaire and Courtney Wilson. Hebert and Lennon ran in the high school national championship track meet last weekend in Greensboro, N.C., proving their mettle once again. Hebert finished second in his heat of the 110-meter hurdles in the “emerging elite” class. Lennon battled all the way before finishing third in the 5,000meter championship race. He also added a 22nd place finish in the championship two-mile race. Lennon, who graduates this weekend, will take his talents to the Syracuse University cross country and track programs in the fall. What makes a champion? Certainly talent plays a huge role. So does work ethic. Kenyan distance runners, who dominate distance running throughout the world, often comment, “Somewhere, right now, one of my competitors is running.” It’s a reminder that dedication can never wane. Jay Hebert, Dan Lennon and a handful of others, although still young, know that. It’s one of the reasons they’re champions — champions we can all be proud of.

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Will there be a daily newspaper in your future?


hat question is being asked, not only in this country, but around the world, in the past few years. In New Orleans, Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville the discussion has taken center stage with the announcement that this fall they will cease publishing a daily print product and will instead be switching to an online publication, with a print product only 3 times per week. The situation in the above named communities is important to watch. For one, the ownership is the same as The Cleveland Plain Dealer, where reportedly there were meetings recently to quell concerns there. But in general, the daily newspaper revenuemodel dilemma is happening across America, including here in the North Country. In Canada similar moves are taking place in Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa. Newspapers are not going to become extinct, but they are facing the types of challenges they’ve been unaccustomed with dealing. Toward the end of the last century, daily newspapers enjoyed healthy bottom lines and became popular investment opportunities. Unfortunately, their primary mission was not so much with an eye on future technology investments and research as it was on maximizing the bottom line. They must now face the realization that there is no easy fix that will allow them to maintain their profit margins and at the same time reclaim the lofty status they once enjoyed. Many daily newspapers blame the downfall on people reading their news online for free while dropping their paid subscription. The revenue model they have been accustomed to operating under was based on 80 percent adverting revenues and 20 percent circulation revenues. As paid subscriptions continue to drop, advertising revenues were affected. In 2005, daily newspapers registered $47 billion in ad revenues and by 2010 they were down to $22.8 billion. While the dailies try to reposition themselves with paywalls, reduced print days, outsourcing certain tasks while trimming staff and news coverage, not all types of newspapers have abandoned their true mission. About 45 minutes from Asheville, in Yancey County, North Carolina, where the population is less than 18,000, the Yancey County News won two major journalism awards in 2011, its first year of publishing—the E.W. Scripps Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment and the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism. The Yancey County News is a weekly, available online for free as well as in print, with a circulation of 1,200 copies and a masthead that lists only two people as staff—hus-

band and wife Jonathan and Susan Austin. Being a newspaper is not about all the trappings that come with running a large, profitable business. Large corporate or publicly traded companies may Dan Alexander not be the best stewThoughts from ards of newspapers in Behind the Pressline the future as the renowned Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla. recently reported. Officials acknowledge their traditional revenue source, the Tampa Bay Times, can no longer finance its parent organi zation. The institute, which owns the Tampa Bay Times, has traditionally relied on dividends from the paper, as well as tuition, foundation support and donations. The institute once received dividends—millions annually—from the Tampa Bay Times, but those checks are no longer being cut. In its raw form a newspaper is still what it has always been about, it’s a partnership with the community it serves. The community provides the financial support while the newspaper holds up its end by being the community watch dog, reporting on hometown events, providing the local merchants with a proven advertising medium and being the hometown cheerleader. Yes, to stay in business you must run a profitable operation or you can’t sustain the effort, but what still counts to the community you serve is providing the platform for publishing local news and useful advertising information that readers find of value and can afford. This community newspaper has had to face some of the same financial challenges as our area daily counterparts, but while they have released staff recently as a result of outsourcing and cutbacks we’ve added six experienced staff castoffs in recent weeks, with more in the wings. We are continuing to expand our digital offering, which will remain free, and we look to the future with promise and optimism as we continue to live up to our founders motto of being “more than a community newspaper, we’re a community service.” In the end, the real problem lies with the newspaper investors who require profit priority over the informational needs of the local community. Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at

June 23, 2012

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Taxpayers lied to

My day in jail

To the Valley News: On June 5, 2012, the Essex County board of Supervisors threw the residents of Horace Nye Home under a speeding bus . Not all of them were party to this miscarriage. I want to thank Mr. Scozzafava, Mr. Morrow, Ms. Boisen, Mr. Moore, Mr. Marnell, and Mr. Hatch for their support of the residents of the nursing home and you will always be remembered for your dedication to keeping the home opened. Bless you all. One supervisor said the failings of the nursing home was basically the fault of the governing body of Essex County. I couldn‘t agree more. They are not smart enough to be in charge of our county. They are there just for their own benefit. One in an interview with the Adirondack Explorer said he would like to invest $500,000 in the fish hatchery which was suppose to close down, yet they continue to put monies into the hatchery; $30,000 for a truck, $10,000 for poles for nets, and I can't wait for the next round of spending for it. If you check the stocking report put out this year, you would understand why he prefers fish over the elderly. Another has the fair grounds and needs funds from the county to run. Fun and games over the elderly, great chose. Then you have one that sees that his family gets the openings in the county and when there is an out cry, they put together an ethics committee, after all the damage has been done. An-

hile the day may have started out slow, my chance to follow along with the officers at the Essex County Jail went by faster than any in recent memory. The morning started at 6:30 a.m., when I met Capt. Tom Murphy in the lobby to the Public Safety Building in Lewis. He took me down to the morning briefing, where it was announced that the jail was currently filled with 95 inmates - with three others who would be coming at the end of the week to serve weekend jail sentences. Following the briefing, we walked into the jail facility, through several locked doors that were controlled by a central area, and awaited shift change. That was the slowest part of the day, because while I am working by Keith Lobdell on it, I have very little patience. Officers from the morning shift waited with those from the night shift as the supervisors made sure that everyone was present and accounted - both officers and inmates. After that, it was into the jail with the officer I was assigned to, Nathan Denton. We started the day in B Block, where the female population was housed and being served breakfast. Denton did mail call while there, yelling out names and handing mail out to inmates. Three inmates who were not lucky enough to get mail came up asking - almost imploring - if Denton was sure that was all the mail for the day. One even claimed her mail was being withheld. That was one of the first glimpses into what the consequences were for those who made the choices that had them wearing the ECCF sweatshirts - the lack of outside contact and the desire to attain it. I was shown the other blocks, including the segregation and workers areas, as well as A and C blocks. A block was where I next got a taste of what poor choices can lead to. The big debate of the morning in the most populated male area was the fact that some of the inmates were not allowed to watch the end of game one of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder (first question: why would you want to watch the NBA, but that’s for another column). The game, which started after 9 p.m., lasted well after lights out at 11 p.m., and the call was made that game one of a seven game series was not that important (again, has there ever been an NBA game that important since Jordon retired, but I digress). Either way, it was an issue that came up because the people in there made choices that now restrict their ability to do what those on the outside can do - watch something past 11 p.m. (It was also an issue that was forgotten as the officer overseeing the block said that the inmates turned from complaining about not watching the game to why I did not ask them any questions after I left the area). Another was watching some of the inmates walk around the recreation area. The enclosed space included a stationary stand that could be used for pullups or other exercises, a sky light and tables, but was confined to an area where it would take many laps to walk a mile. When I walk, I go around the town, which is a lot more challenging and fun. I also got to see the officers book a pair of new residents, which was again eye-opening. The officers worked with the soon-to-be inmates to make sure that they were stable, able to have all of the information they needed, and in one case, looked up a phone number for someone that needed to call a family member to ask about bail. All of them said that working with the people coming through booking and being civil with them will allow the person heading into the jail to drop the defenses that they may have had up with the arresting officer, although they added that is not always the case. In the end, I left the facility over five hours after I entered. But with as busy as Denton and the other officers were, it seemed like I had only been there for a couple of hours after the shifts were changed. So, a big thank you to the officers who let me hang around and pester them with questions while they were being kept very busy by their tennants. Stay safe and thanks for the visit. Keith Lobdell is the Editor of the Valley News. He can be reached at


other wants the state to purchase conservation easements instead of acquiring full title to the land so they can keep their leases and have exclusive hunting and fishing rights at the expense of state tax payers for lands purchased by the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, the Finch, Pruyn lands. As Neil Woodworth said," The Gooley Club's idea of a conservation easement would exclude the public. The public would in effect be paying for the Gooley Club's playground through taxes." paid by the state on the easement lands. The others say they voted to cut taxes for the people they represent yet the way it was explained even by selling the nursing home we will not see a reduction in our taxes. A wise man once said, ‘The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." The taxpayers have been sold a big lie. The whole process from beginning to end has been done according to what certain board members wanted,

right or wrong as long as it was done their way. lt's time to Contact the Attorney Generals office and ask for an investigation of the procedures taken by the board of supervisors to see if all is above board and legal, if there was any conflict of interest in the sale of Horace Nye Home. We deserve at least that. Richard Tromblee Moriah Center

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GUESTVIEWPOINT Reaction to Saranac Lake Police Department issue


emorial Day 2012 is now in our rear view mirror. The day has passed, but aptly is not out of sight in our hearts, minds and vision. Nor should it be. As we approach Independence Day, it is appropriate to view the issue of village of Saranac Lake police response through the prism these two holidays provides. First, let us agree quite plainly that no police officer should ever be in danger due to politics. Nor should they be expected to warm the bench when another officer is in danger. In the case of officer safety, mutual aid must be seamless and immediate. Therefore, universal mutual aid to officers in distress should be codified through state legislation. It’s important to note that according to The Valley News, Mayor Rabideau correctly stated that there are appropriate exceptions such as extreme danger and/or humane reasons. Our police officers are amazing, and just want to do their job. Let’s take them right out of the political equation, and protect them so they can protect us. Let’s give our local communities the backup they need too, by making mutual aid in extreme circumstances such as officer safety, a State policy. But let’s not confuse this with routine police work. Second, we must honor our most basic American tenets, one of which is that we abhor taxation without representation. In the case of Saranac Lake,

we have a village that pays hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to taxing entities that provide little to no services in return. Yet that same village provides services such as basic law enforcement to those taxing entities without compensation. It’s completely backwards. We fought for Independence from Britain over this very issue. We won that war. Then we declared war on Britain in 1812 because they were abusing us again. In that case they were harassing our ships and pressing Americans and British ex patriots into military service to the Crown. We won that war as well. As with more recent wars, the fallen heroes of our earliest wars gave everything for our freedom too. Do we somehow now imagine that it wasn’t OK for Britain to tax us without representation or press our sailors into service to the Crown, but it’s OK if we tax each other without representation or expect police service for free? Let’s be fair. The towns that tax the village of Saranac Lake are in a tough spot. Fifty percent or more of their budget is caused by unfunded state mandates. The problem is broken at the state level. But is it correct to tax anyone or anything just because we can? Where does that end? Taxes are necessary for legitimate government activity, but in America they should never be levied without getting a legitimate service in return! There have been a plethora of politi-

Remember school times


hey have donned their graduation robes, adjusted their tassels and now they walk the last walk while Pomp and Circumstance plays in the background. They will walk their last walk as high school students and will never be high school students again. For some, this will be the last day in their By Scot Hurlburt school forever. Most of the graduates will be itching to graduate, to move on to the next chapter in their lives. It won’t be until sometime later that they will realize the momentous significance of this day.

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cians who have held hearings about the problem. Elected officials at every level acknowledging the problem is crippling their ability to govern effectively. However, once the hearings are over, nothing really changes. Third, as a minimum the village of Saranac Lake should either receive reimbursement for its police response to neighboring municipalities. This should be in the form of offsets to its tax bill, or direct payment for those services when rendered outside village municipal bounds. Fourth, the state must then pass significant mandate reform legislation, starting with an all-out assault on the multi-billion dollar problem of Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse. This should be followed in short order by an amendment to our state constitution outlawing unfunded mandates. We cannot continue to pay lip service to this problem. Finally, we must challenge the political status quo. One certain way to fix this problem is by making Saranac Lake a city. I know there is little political will for this amongst several of the region’s long-time politicians, but that, too, can be changed. Dave Kimmel is a Cadyville businessman. He is running for member of the Assembly in the 115th Assembly District which includes Clinton and Franklin County as well as the towns of Brasher, Lawrence, Hopkinton, and Piercefield in St. Lawrence County.

For parents, this day will be an occasion for enormous joy and pride and at least a little sadness. Many will remember their children in footed pajamas with a bowl of cheerios spilling on the floor as they walked quickly across the kitchen floor. The time between then and now will seem unmercifully too short. For some parents, the nest will now be empty and this day, more than any other day will signal to them that their child will soon be gone. High school graduation will be the ceremony that announces that this leg of life’s journey is over. While high school graduation is an ending it is also signals the dawning of a new and exciting horizon. The specter of the unknown, the challenge of leaving the security of a school family and the security of the adults that raised the graduate is a major step towards maturity. Some graduates will extend their academic pursuit by entering college, some will serve in the military and some will enter the work world right from high school. Whatever their choices might be, they have

prepared themselves for what lies before them. Graduation from high school is validation that they are ready to surmount whatever challenges are ahead. High school graduation is proof of character, tenacity, optimism and courage. Graduation is a time for summing up and taking an account of what has accomplished, what has not and what new direction will be embarked upon. Several speeches will be delivered at graduation and they will speak to selflessness and idealism. “Find your passion, your strengths and plug them into the world around you.” “We all have a responsibility to make the world a better place than how we found it.” Perhaps a popular teacher, the school principal or superintendent will charge the graduates to go out and change the world. To carry their alma mater with them as they go. Then the moment will come that will never come again, they will walk across the stage, receive their diploma and move their tassel to the other side, they have graduat-

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ed. Cameras will flash, tears will be shed, and big hugs will be meted out to everyone present. Graduates will line up to receive congratulations and to say their final good byes. They will be saying goodbye to teachers that have been their mentors, their instructors, their counselor, the speaker of stern words when needed and a thoughtful shoulder to lean on at times. They will be saying goodbye to their friends, friends that have been with them since Kindergarten in many instances. They will be saying goodbye to their entire school community rich with so many memories. They will also be saying goodbye to the familiar comfort of a secure school routine. Today, the certainty offered by their school community will end. The partnership that was shared by their parents and their school on their behalf will also end. Though they are saying goodbye, many special memories will be indelibly etched in their hearts. “Carpi Diem” graduates. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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Westport Health Center to be remodeled through state HEAL grant WESTPORT — The Westport Health Center will be getting a facelift. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that $301.1 million in HEAL NY grants will help 40 hospitals and nursing homes across the state, including $20.2 million to the North Country. CPI, the company that owns both CVPH in Plattsburgh and the Elizabethtown Community Hospital, received $7,309,572 in HEAL funding, with $5,639,000 for remodeling and renovation at CVPH which will result in approximately 22 private rooms. The other $1,670,572 will be used to renovate and build an addition onto the ECHcontrolled Westport Health Center, according to spokesperson Jane Hooper. “We have been wanting to do some work at the health center and have been looking for the funding that has now come through the HEAL NY grant,” Hooper said. “This

gives us the funds to renovate and do some addition work.” Hooper said that the work to be done would help with efficiency at the site. “We want to have a more efficient use of space as well as creating some additional space,” she said. While planning for the project is in the very early stages, Hooper said that the addition would be new clinical space and would add about 3,500 square feet to the facility. The project will also allow for updates of interior rooms, mechanical and electrical systems, technology infrastructure, HVAC and other utilities. “We are still in the early stages,” Hooper said. “We have a meeting with the architect next week to go over the preliminary designs and thoughts. More information will follow as plans are finalized.” Hooper said that the hospital is also required to apply for a certificate of need from the state (for big projects or when new serv-

Book sale dates set

Westport book sale scheduled

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Library will hold its annual summer book sale Aug. 2-4 at the UCC Parish Hall. The sale will begin Thursday at noon, run all day Friday, and conclude Saturday morning with our famous Buck-A-Bag clearance extravaganza. Donated books (in good condition only, please) are now being gratefully accepted at the library during regular hours.

WESTPORT — The Westport Library Association’s annual Book Sale returns on Friday July 6, through Sunday July 8, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Saturday, July 7, the sale will stay open until 7 p.m., in conjunction with the Town of Westport’s parade and fireworks. This year, the Book Sale has expanded to include a fabulous array of paperbacks, hard cover fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, a media collection, and interesting special books. The special collection includes some scarce histories of the region. Early shoppers may join the Library for First View on Thursday night, July 5, from 6 until 8 p.m. In addition to having first choice of the books, First Viewers can enjoy champagne, strawberries and other delicacies. This is always a lively evening and a chance to enjoy the lovely library while searching for just the right book. Admission for First View is $15. This year ’s raffle prize is an extraordinary

By Keith Lobdell

Linder to perform WESTPORT — On June 28, Westport Library Music is will present Daniel Linder, performing a selection of classical pieces on piano. Linder grew up in Westport, where he studied piano with Beryl Reneau and Rose Chancler. He is a recent graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Westport Library. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

The Westport Health Center, operated by Elizabethtown Community Hospital. ices are added). “We would hope that since the state gave us the funding, they will approve the work,”

she said. Work is expected to begin this fall and last through the winter.

bird feeder created and donated by a local Adirondack craftsmen. The bird feeder can be seen in the window of the Bessboro Shop and raffle tickets are available at the shop or at the library. For additional information check the Library’s website at or call 962-8219.

Soccer camp returns to Westport

‘Buy a Boom’ program back WESTPORT — The Westport Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals, groups or businesses to donate to the Independence Day annual fireworks show on Saturday, July 7, at 9:30 p.m. at Lee Park through the “Buy a Boom” fundraiser. Donors will be listed in the Dragon Press windows on Champlain Avenue. Make checks payable to the Westport Chamber of Commerce and send them P.O. Box 394, Westport, N.Y., 12993; or deposit them in gift boxes located at the Westport Hotel, Ernie’s, Everybody’s or the Ship’s Store.

WESTPORT — The Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, hosted by the Essex County Youth Bureau, will be held at Westport Central School this summer. Players from area towns and summer visitors are all welcome to attend. This year's camp will run from July 30 through Aug. 3. Ages 6-10 attend from 9 a.m. until noon, and ages 11-14 attend from 1 until 4 p.m. The cost of the camp is $125 for the week and includes a free T-shirt and soccer ball. Sign up online before June 15, to receive a free Challenger Sports British Soccer Jersey. To sign your child up for this year's camp, go the Essex County website or contact Dan Sadowski at the Essex County Youth Bureau at 873-3630.

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Doheny Continued from page 1 “We will work very hard for him and he will be proud of us,” Morency said. “The supervisors are following the lead of the Republican Committee,” Essex County GOP Chair Ron Jackson said. “This is the second time that we have endorsed him. We feel that he is the best qualified to represent us and to get the jobs issue straightened out and work on getting the economy back on track.” Doheny said that he was grateful for the endorse-

ment. “This endorsement means a lot to me,” Doheny said. “You supervisors are the people who are on the front lines of the challenges that we face. I have met with everyone and we are going to work hard with you to get the economy back on track.” Doheny has also been endorsed by New York State Sen. Betty Little. “We pushed to cut spending and close our multi-billion dollar deficit in New York,” Little said via a June 11 press release. “Our federal government should be expected to do the same. I have

the utmost confidence that Matt Doheny will be a leader in this effort, and that’s why I’m pleased to endorse him.” Doheny is facing a June 26 primary against Kellie Greene in the race top be the Republican nominee for the 23rd Congressional District, a seat that is currently held by Plattsburgh Democrat Bill Owens. Doheny was one of nine candidates who attempted to seek the party nomination after then congressman John McHugh was tabbed to be the Secretary of the Army in 2009, eventually losing out to Dede Scozzafava, who

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dropped out of the race three days before the election and endorsed Owens. In 2010, Doheny won his party’s primary against Lake Placid accountant Douglas Hoffman, who then ran as a Conservative and was pointed to as the reason why Doheny lost a close race to Owens after receiving 6 percent of the General Election vote. Also on June 26, three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination to face current Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, including Wendy Long, Bob Turner and George Maragos.





Tarantino Continued from page 1 “We believe that we have a candidate, but no one is ready to make any official announcements,” Essex County Democratic Committee Chair Sue Montgomery Corey said, not commenting on whether that candidate was Tarantino. “We are looking forward to a great race, whoever the candidate is,” she added. Currently, the only official candidate in the field to replace Sayward is another Queensbury resident, Republican Supervisor Dan Stec, who also chairs the Warren County Board of Supervisors. After Sayward announced that she was retiring, Stec was joined by fellow GOP members Bob Reagan and Evelyn

Wood. On the Democratic side, all eyes were on Jay Supervisor and Essex County Board Chair Randy Douglas, until he announced that he would not seek the position. Since, there has been little word if the “blue party” would tab anyone for the race until the past week. Essex County Republican Chairman Ron Jackson of Essex said that he knew there would be an eventual challenger for Stec to face in November. “We knew that this would be a contested race from the beginning,” Jackson said. “If it is Dennis, he ran against Teresa in his first time around. I do not know him that well, but I do know Dan (Stec) and he will be an absolutely wonderful

representative for the 114th district and for Essex County. He has been putting in the time and learning the issues and he has got the experience as a supervisor and county chair.” Stec advisor Win Belanger said that he was “surprised” by the potential choice of Tarantino, but not the fact that the race could now be contested. “It’s very fair to say that if they did not field a candidate, something was wrong with the system,” Belanger said. Even though he has not officially entered the race, Tarantino has picked up the endorsement of his party in every county that lies within the 114th Assembly District, including Essex, Warren, Washington and Saratoga.

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North Elba tries last move to keep skatepark equipment in town By Andy Flynn LAKE PLACID — Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, June 12 decided to keep working with the Lake Placid Central School District to find a way to keep the town’s skateboard park equipment in the Olympic Village. If they cannot find a solution locally, the equipment may be given to another community, possibly Saranac Lake. Right now school officials are concerned about liability if they take down the fence surrounding the equipment, currently located on school property next to the Shipman Youth Center on Cummins Road, and leave it unsupervised, according to Town Board members. The only way to cover liability now is to pay someone to supervise the park, which town officials have tried in the past and decided it’s not worth the investment for the small number of people who had used it. Dan Leff urged Town Board members June 12 to keep the skatepark in Lake Placid. In addition to the $100,000 secured by former Town Supervisor Shirley Seney, Leff donated $35,000 of his own money for park’s equipment. His son, Brian, designed it. Both were at the June 12 meeting, along with park builder Pat Ledger.

The North Elba skatepark. “I simply wanted to show up and say thank you and say it’s the right call,” Dan Leff told board members about their decision to wait another month to find a way to keep the skatepark in Lake Placid. “We understand you’re the primary stakeholder, and it is very much appreciated by the community,” Town Supervisor Roby Politi said. “We had (Councilman) Bob (Miller) working on this for over a year trying to solve the problem. We

thought we had it solved at one point with ORDA; unfortunately, that didn’t materialize.” Town officials said they had tried to move the equipment to another venue in town, but there was no suitable location and ORDA didn’t want it. Members of the Saranac Lake Skatepark Committee were in attendance, offering support and saying that skateboarders there would like the equipment. While

Town Board members were expected to discuss the equipment June 12 and possibly make a decision who they would give it to — Saranac Lake or Wilmington have been mentioned as possible candidates — the supervisor said they didn’t have to make a decision that night. “Quite frankly, it’s been sitting over there for a year without a lot of use,” Politi said. “Thirty days probably isn’t going to make a difference.” Councilman Miller said he had asked LPCS Superintendent Randy Richards if the school would be willing to take down the fence around the skatepark, but liability was a concern. One idea is to have the Shipman Youth Center lease the land, taking the school off the liability. “We’re still waiting for an answer,” Miller said. While Town Board members reiterated that they want to find a way to keep the skatepark in Lake Placid, they don’t want to see it sit idle just to keep it in town. “If we can’t problem solve this, I still want to see kids use it,” Miller said. “And there are some very nice folks here from Saranac Lake.” The issue is expected to be on the agenda during the next Town Board meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the North Elba Town House in Saranac Lake.

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LAKE PLACID — On Saturday, June 2, 22 members of the North Country School Class of 2012 stood proudly on the stage of the School’s Quonset to receive the applause of their families, teachers, and fellow students. Each held a “senior book,” the hand-made scrapbook filled with their personalized diploma and pages of memories created by friends and staff. Moments before, faculty members gave an appreciation of each graduating senior, and the new graduates, in turn, voiced their thanks to parents, teachers, classmates, and friends. Matthew Tuck, NCS class of 1978 and 15year managing director at Credit Suisse in New York, gave the graduation address. Recalling his own days at NCS, Matt spoke of the discipline and hard work he learned at the hand of wise and dedicated faculty. Head of School David Hochschartner presented the Jamieson-Roseliep Work Award to Dante Buckley, Heidi Choi, Eun Bi Go, Marcos Fernandez, Andrea Flores, and Hannah Runyon; he also recognized seniors Louise de Mattos and Naomi Peduzzi for achieving Literary 46er status in the Title Trekking (independent

reading) program. NCS’ newest graduates will attend the following schools next year: Christian Anderson - The Forman School; John Canning - Gould Academy; Ha Young (Heidi) Choi - Portsmouth Abbey School; Tamara Coia - Eagle Hill School; Tyler CookAitken - Dublin School; Louise de Mattos - ACS Cobham International School; Marcos Fernandez - The White Mountain School; Laura (Andrea) Flores Diaz - Wasatch Academy; Shoshone Kendall - The Orme School; Sam Leone - Gould Academy; Maddison Lightfoot - Christchurch School; Ramon Luis - The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico; Babacar Ly - Gould Academy; Arturo Montiel Ferreyra - Technologico de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe; Naomi Peduzzi - Keene Central School; Mingchuan (Darin) Peng - Gould Academy; Thomas (Winston) Purifoy - Bishop Lynch High School; William (Woody) Reid - Phillips Exeter Academy; Hannah Runyon - Gould Academy; Thomas Scafidi - Northfield Mount Hermon School; Henry Tashman - The Loomis Chaffee School; Victor (Houston) Weedn - Colorado Rocky Mountain School.

LAKE PLACID — The aromas from the pit bosses will once again waft from the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid when the seventh Annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival, benefitting the Thomas Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid, returns June 29 through July 1. The I LOVE BBQ Junior World Championships will take place on Saturday, June 30, while Grand Champion and New York State Championship titles will be decided on Sunday, July 1. Paul Smiths College of the Adirondacks will offer $20,000 in scholarship money for the medal winners in the junior world championships. All three events are sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, which is offering $8,000 in prize money, the most in the history of this event. USA Luge, the national governing body for the sport in the United States, helps support the organization of the annual event as a means of giving back to its home community. A new pit boss, Danielle Bennett Dimovski, has been added to the 2012 festival program. Known as Diva Q, the resident of Ontario, Canada, was the 2011 World Champion of Pork and is widely recognized as one of her country’s best. An active competitor and judge, Dimovski has been a guest on the Today Show, Rogers Daytime TV in Canada and Canada a.m., as well as a recent stint on BBQ Pitmasters on TLC. Daily admission is $6 for adults; children under 10 will be admitted free of charge. Festival patrons can sample the many barbecue delicacies during the weekend. There will be a pulled pork tasting event on June 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. for $3 per person. A $3 Rib Fest, where the general public can sample the best ribs in the east, will be offered on June 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. It was formerly

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tendent Randy Richards said. “The custodians worked to clean it up and as faculty and staff came in they jumped in to help.” Richards estimated the property damage to be a few hundred dollars for the installation of new locks but said the greatest loss the school suffered was time. “This seems to be more of a prank because nothing was damaged, but it’s not funny,” he said. Richards said the overall tone at the school was most people seemed pleased on Wednesday that some of those responsible

had been caught. “Everyone is very relieved and hope this sends a message out that if you want to do these crazy things we will get the police involved,” Richards said. Though the first two students arrested are seniors, Richards does not believe this was a senior prank. “Our students have been sympathetic and apologetic to the teachers and custodians who had to clean this,” Richards said. “This was not a senior class act, just a group of rogue individuals.”

Members of the North Country School Class of 2012 are, from left, Christian Anderson, Naomi Peduzzi, John Canning, Andrea Flores, Darin Peng, Heidi Choi, Houston Weedn, Marcos Fernandez, Tommy Scafidi, Ramon Luis, Arturo Montiel, Tamara Coia, Winston Purifoy, Henry Tashman, Louise de Mattos, Hannah Runyon, Woody Reid, Maddie Lightfoot, Babacar Ly, Sam Leone, Tyler Cook-Aitken and Shoshone Kendall.

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Continued from page 1 Nothing was stolen and no significant damage was sustained to the building. Investigation at the scene revealed that unknown persons had entered the school through a side door and proceeded to randomly throw eggs, milk and flour on all three floors, forcing school to be delayed an hour to clean up the mess. “It was very disheartening for everyone to start the day like this,” Lake Placid Superin-

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known as buck-a-rib, and is held in memory of former festival competitor Mike Grudzinskas. Milano North will sponsor the Top Chef competition on June 30, all day, beginning at 11 a.m. This event, featuring local chefs and pit masters, will enable patrons to view a food demo, with tasting to follow. The Top Chef event is dedicated to the memory of former competitor Nancee Gell, who tragically lost her life on New Year ’s Eve, 2011, as she crossed Route 7 in Shelburne, Vt. Gell was a former Lake Placid Grand Champion. Live music, including appearances by Heidi Little, Sven Curth, Larry Stone and the Stoneground Express, Dirty Blind (formerly The Pete Jacobs Band) and other local acts will perform over the three days. Entertainment will also come in the form of the Krusher BMX Stunt Team, with its high-energy BMX bike and in-line skating exhibitions, on June 29-30. There will be a kid’s bounce around area and coconut climbing trees as well. And for the first time in festival history, Dynomite will appear in Lake Placid. This mechanical bull ride is sure to be a hit for all ages. For the benefit of our veterans of the United States military, a mobile vet center, providing readjustment counseling services throughout New York State, will be on site for the entire festival. BBQ Television, seen on YouTube, will patrol the event and post videos over the three days. In the previous six years of the event, nearly $110,000 has been raised for the Thomas Shipman Youth Center through the festival. For more information and a complete schedule of activities, please log on to The suspects may only see a small amount of school suspension due to the upcoming school testing, but Richards said it is very “doubtful” those who participated in the vandalism will be allowed to participate in graduation on June 22. The female and the 18-year-old male students are scheduled to appear in the village of Lake Placid Justice Court on June 27, at 7 p.m. to answer to the charges. The 17-year-old male will appear in court at a later date.

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Stage set for Depot Theatre season to open with ‘Careless Love’ By Keith Lobdell WESTPORT — The lights are ready to come up on another season of theater at the Westport train depot. The Depot Theatre will open its 2012 season with “Careless Love,” which has already stolen the heart of managing director Angel Wuellner. “This first show is the one that I have been looking forward to, and it is living up to the hype in rehearsals,” said Wuellner, who was named as the new director in February. “I left the practice singing the songs, and that is what you want, people leaving a musical singing the songs.” The show opens the 2012 season on Friday,

June 22, with an opening reception following the performance. It will run through July 8, and be followed by “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” running from July 13 through July 29. “Three actors play all of the parts and tell the story, so it is kind of a comedic take on a classic Sherlock Holmes tale,” Wuellner said. The third show of the season is “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” which runs from Aug. 3 until Aug. 19. “It’s about three high school students in the 1950s who meet back up at their class reunion, and it features all of the girl group songs from the 50s and 60s that everyone knows the words to, like ‘Mr. Sandman’ and ‘It’s My Party,’” Wuellner said.

The final show is “Real women Have Curves,” from Aug. 24 through Sept. 9. “It is a coming-of-age comedy that we are looking forward to at the end of the season,” Wuellner said. There will also be six Tonight Only performances featuring local acts along with other groups July 3, 18 and 25 and Aug. 8, 15 and 29. Along with opening night receptions, the Depot Theatre will also return with Name Your Own Price Nights, which will be held on the first Monday of each production. “We want everyone who wants to come here and enjoy a show to be able to come,” Wuellner said. “This was something that was very popular last year and we wanted to make sure that it continued.”

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SCHROON LAKE — The Schroon Lake Community Church will be holding its 33rd Annual Chicken Barbecue on Wednesday, July 4. The Church is located in the center of town on US Route 9. The menu consists of a half chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, roll, butter, homemade brownie, iced tea or lemonade, all for $9. Eat it or take out from 11 a.m. to sell out, first come, first serve.

PLATTSBURGH — Thanks to a major donation from the Plattsburgh Lions Club, the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System has just added over 40 ebooks for adults, young adults and children to a collection that is available to all patrons of member libraries who possess a library card. The collection, and hundreds of other titles, can be accessed on the library system’s website at “It’s amazing that we just added some adult titles yesterday and many of them are already checked out,” Elizabeth Rogers, Head of Adult Collection Development at the System said. “Beach Season by Lisa Jackson and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak were snapped up immediately. Donations from groups such as the Plattsburgh Lion’s Club really help us keep up with demand, which we expect to grow even more as the summer progresses. Patrons of the System’s member public libraries in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties can check out up to two titles at a time online with a borrower ’s card.

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Westport Central School students Jordan Spear and Anna Austin present their project on the Mohican tribe for Native American Museum Day on June 15. Students from the fifth and third grades created exhibits for a different Native American Tribes. Photo by Katherine Clark

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. web page: churches/detail/375 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. 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 24 through September 9. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 5764711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information

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ELIZABETHTOWN — If you attended high school at ELCS around 20 years ago, give or take a few years, you and your family are welcome to celebrate our 20-ish Reunion! See old classmates and hang out for the afternoon at a no-frills ADK get-together at the Elizabethtown Fish & Game Club on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. Please bring your own grill food and beverages, a dish to share, and a donation for the Fish and Game. Please pass this along to classmates, teachers and friends with whom you have contact. Locating everyone is a challenge, so help spreading the word is appreciated. The event “20-ish ELCS Reunion” can be found on Facebook.

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. Sunday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00

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Westport students give back by cleaning Ballard Park waterfront By Katherine Clark WESTPORT — Students at WestportCentral School made an effort to give back to the local community and practice good citizenship with a day of cleaning at the beach on June 14. Students in grades 3 through 6 took the day to go to Ballard Park on Route 9N, raking grass clippings and sand, and moving stones and sticks from the shoreline to help prepare the beach for summer swimmers. “This is a great opportunity for our students to participate and be active in maintaining their community,” elementary school teacher Michelle Rawson said. Bill Johnston, president of the Ballard Park Foundation, said he was very pleased the students came out to help at the park. “This is a great opportunity to help contribute to the community, and we also want them to realize this beach is for them and is open to the public,” Johnston said. This is the first, of hopefully many more cleanup days Westport Central School will participate in Rawson said. “I hope this project becomes an annual event because it shows students the value of donating their time to help,” Rawson said. “So that all can enjoy this beautiful community,”

Students participate in a community service clean-up day at Ballard Park on June 14. Photo by Katherine Clark

Upon arrival at Ballard Park, Johnson thanked the students for coming to help. “I am so glad you’re coming down to help, we need all the help we can get,” Johnston said. The students were enjoying the nice

weather, and laughing and talking to friends and classmates, as they cleaned the area. “It’s really important to help,” third grader Mallorie Waldron said as she swept off the beach steps and removed the old leaves.

She said she was happy to help out the park and keep it clean. “Things get done faster and keep clean more when people help out,” Waldron said. The program is not only a green initiative but is part of WCSD’s initiative to give back to the community, Rawson said. “This project is something we started this year; however, we have done other community service collections in the past. We decided that this year we would donate more than money,” Rawson said. Every year, WCSD teaches character education. Community service is one of the traits. Other projects have included “Pennies for Pets,” which was donated to the Westport SPCA, the third and fourth grades collected money to donate to Haiti coined “Hope for Haiti.” Supplies for the clean up were donated by Camp Dudley. Ballard Park, a local spot that community members can enjoy, has a public beach, outdoor stage for Shakespeare in the Park and a lovely garden to sit and enjoy. Johnston said he hopes with the help of the community the park will continue to be a great place for all to enjoy. For more information about Ballard Park, or how to volunteer, go to

Ti farmer could owe up to $10,000 for animal abuse trial of horse TICONDEROGA— A restitution hearing for a Ticonderoga man found guilty of animal abuse was postponed until June 29, to allow the town justice time to further examine evidence. Bruce Crammond, 64, of Racetrack Road, Ticonderoga was convicted in Ticonderoga Town Court of misdemeanor injuring animals and failure to provide

proper sustenance for an animal, a violation of Section 353 of the State Agriculture and Markets Law, aka Animal Cruelty in February. On June 12, Town Justice James O'Bryan said he should be able to make a decision about the pending restitution, determine Crammond’s sentence for animal cruelty charges, and determine ownership of the horse at the June 29 court date. “We all want this case resolved as soon as possible but obviously I must see all evidence the case has to offer,” O’Bryan said.

Restitution Assistant District Attorney Michelle Bowen submitted to the court $10,158.16 in expenses documented by Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue (CMVHR) to care for the horse, named Pops, from the time he was brought to their rescue on May 21, 2010 to present. Expenses included the cost of medical supplies, vaccinations, monthly boarding fees, and the large amount of food the belgian draft horse needed to reestablish a

healthy weight of 1,300 lbs. Nancy Van Wie, co-founder of the rescue, said she deducted $635 of expenses paid through private donations allocated for the horse and did not include the regular $40 a day charge for administering medical treatment usually charged at the rescue. Van Wie and co-founder Eddie Mrozik of CMVHR also attended daily for four months to a 4-inch diameter wound to the horse sustained to its withers before being brought to CMVHR.


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Willsboro Mountain Road repair project to finally be completed WILLSBORO — After two years of letters, phone calls and pleading with the state Department of Transportation, Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch has received good news about Willsboro Mountain Road. The pass, which connects the towns of Willsboro and Chesterfield along with Exit 33 of the Adirondack Northway, will be repaved this summer, according to DOT officials. The first two miles of the road were repaved over the past two years, but the remainder of the project had been halted, with state budget woes being blamed. Hatch often spoke about the matter, and offered resolutions as a member of the Essex County Board of Supervisors imploring the state to take the matter seriously.

“This is a very dangerous road,” Hatch said. “The current condition is bad and it needs to be addressed.” Hatch said that he was pleased that the state had finally decided to finish the work on the remaining five miles of Willsboro Mountain. “All of the letters and coverage by the local news have finally paid off,” he said. “We are grateful to those who kept this issue out there in the public eye.” Work on the project will be starting July 9 and is expected to be done in a short period of time. Motorists can expect delays during the project, as some lanes may be reduced in size and alternating one-way traffic may also be used by DOT workers. Funding became available after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a $15 billion Works Program though the Federal Transportation Jobs Act.

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WILLSBORO — The Willsboro/Essex Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Willsboro Methodist Church. The theme is “Operation Overboard.” This exciting program for children, ages 3 to 12, will include music, Bible stories, crafts, games and special snacks. To register, call Barbara Dickinson at 963-7772.

WHALLONSBURG — On Saturday, July 7, the Champlain Valley Film Society presents The Artist, winner of the Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director award at the Academy Awards and also the Golden Globes. This multi-award-winning romance follows the love between a silent movie superstar whose career falls into oblivion and a stunning young woman who becomes the darling of the

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A sign tells motorists of the upcoming road work on the Willsboro Mountain Road. “talkies.” Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for 18 and under. For more information, visit

Eurythmy workshop set WHALLONSBURG — Eurythmy, derived from the Greek meaning “harmonious rythy,” is an art form created by Rudolf Steiner and others in the early part of the 20th century as a

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means to express the universal human through the avenues of music, poetry, stories and rhythm. Natalie Kawecki, a trained eurythmy teacher, will lead the workshops each Wednesday beginning June 27 through Aug. 15 (with no classes on July 4 and July 12) from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a $10 donation per class to benefit Lakeside School. Advance registration is helpful. Please call 963-7385 or e-mail to register.


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LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is presenting a special program, “Climate Change in the Adirondacks: What is Happening, How Vulnerable are We?” with Jerry Jenkins, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondack Program as he talks about climate change in the Adirondacks, Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. at ADK’s High Peaks Information Center. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 523-3441 or visit our website at

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School District is pleased to announce to local veterans that under the preauthorization of Project Rescue, under section 305 of the Education Law, "any veteran of the armed forces who served during WWII, Korea, or Vietnam, and who was unable to complete a secondary education, may be able to obtain a high school diploma, based on knowledge and experience gained while in the service.” If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact Karen Angelopoulos, District Clerk of the Lake Placid Central School Board of Education at 523-2475, ext. 3001.

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LAKE PLACID — The 2012 summer skating series opens June 22 and 23, with Friday’s Freaky Friday and the Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center. Friday’s Freaky Friday event begins at 4:30 p.m., while the Saturday night’s show is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the center’s 1932 Rink Jack Shea Arena. This will be skaters participating in the 80th annual summer skating program. Skaters will perform their individual and group numbers during events. Admission to the show is $10 for adults, $8 for juniors and seniors. Children 6 and under may enter for free. To learn more, visit

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Gov. settles dispute between Upper Jay firemen, insurance company By Keith Lobdell UPPER JAY — A dispute over the damage done to the Upper Jay firehouse that appeared to be headed to court has been settled through the help of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governor ’s office announced June 13 that a deal had been reached through the State Insurance Fund between the Town of Jay, the Upper Jay Volunteer Fire Company and the insurance company VFIS that will allow the company to rebuild and relocate their facilities. “This takes the roadblocks out of the way,” Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said. “Now, the Upper Jay Fire Company will be able to start the process of applying for FEMA funding and relocating.” The firehouse, located along Route 9N along the East Branch of the Ausable River, was destroyed by flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene Aug. 28 of last year. Following the devastation, the Jay code enforcement officer concluded that the damage to the building was greater than 50-percent of the appraised value of the site, which was disputed by the insurance company, which had started to file for legal action before the settlement was reached. Because of the lawsuit, the insurance claim was held up, which was needed by the fire company to pursue FEMA funding to re-

Damage to the interior of the Upper Jay Fire House as a result of Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Keith Lobdell

place their facility. “They have to have the insurance settlement claim to submit to FEMA before that can take that next step,” Douglas said. “This result that the governor was key to boths settles the potential lawsuit and allows the fire company to move forward with the claim.” Along with the claim, the fire company

will also be able to move the firehouse from its current location to Valley Road. “The current building is on the 100-year flood plane and has been flooded numerous times, but never anything like this,” Douglas said. “The fire company has been looking at a piece of land on Valley Road and can now start the process to get there.”

Douglas said that FEMA and state representatives would be in the region next week to survey the damage throughout Upper Jay, including the firehouse. The deal was reached through the State Insurance Fund and the governor ’s office. “I saw firsthand the destruction that Hurricane Irene caused in Upper Jay and other local communities in the North Country,” Cuomo said in a prepared statement. “I am pleased that the state was able to help in this agreement that will allow for the firehouse to be moved to a new location, and save taxpayers from having to foot the bill that would have accompanied litigation.” “Gov. Cuomo and his administration have been enormously helpful and supportive, and their work to forge this agreement is another example of that commitment,” State Sen. Betty Little said. “Our first responders were heroes during and in the days and weeks following the storm. I’m very pleased to see Upper Jay moving closer to having their firehouse operational again.” “This is another example of the cooperation Gov. Cuomo has fostered to assist our North Country communities in rebuilding after Tropical Storm Irene,” State Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward said. “The Upper Jay Fire Company will be able to rebuild in a safe location and continue to provide the dedicated service to the community that they have done for generations.”

Dissolution study options outlined at public meeting By Keith Lobdell


KEESEVILLE — While the consultants presented two versions of a Keeseville without government, it may have been the third that raised the most eyebrows. Consultants Peter Fairweather and Tim Weidmann presented two options during the May 23 public meeting of the Keeseville Dissolution Committee, each with a different outcome when it came to any potential (or lack of) savings for taxpayers. “The first is one would have all non-redundant services continue and be paid for by the former village properties, basically looking like the world does now but without a village entity,” Weidmann said, adding that it would lead to tax rate increases for properties inside the former village district. According to their “most likely” figures, the tax rate for a village resident living in the town of Ausable would increase one percent and a village resident in Chesterfield would increase 3 percent. Both town tax rates would decrease significantly (19 percent in Ausable, 18 percent in Chesterfield). “We have commonly agreed that no one likes this option,” Weidmann said. “No one wants an option where their taxes go up.” Under the second options, special districts and other spending would be combined into the budgets of the two towns. Under that option, village residents in Ausable and Chesterfield would see significant decreases to their tax rates (38 and 47 percent, respectively), while the towns would also see a savings thanks to added state funding revenue for consolidation services (9 and 10 percent). “We were able to determine an amount of savings in each area based on how similar the services are,” Weidmann said. After the consultants presented their options, however, Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow added a third that would show even further savings, stating that he felt the consultants had been too conservative. “I went through each one of these items and I know that we can do it for even less then they are saying,” Morrow said. “We do not need to add any new people at the town or any new expenses to keep these services available.” One service that would no longer be provided under either option two or three would be garbage pick up. “The committee came to a decision that it was something that could be removed,” Weidmann said. With all three options, Weidmann said that there would be the elimination of village jobs. Also, any village debts, including retirement and other legacy costs, would carry over onto only the village taxpayers. Fairweather said that through the process, the group tried to look at as many options as possible. “We are looking at all of the options that we feel are out there,” Fairweather said at the meeting. “There are a lot of different ways to look at a study like this and the question is not just about should the village dissolve or not.” “These are all educated guesses because this is the future and you cannot predict that,” Weidmann said. The consultants said that they looked at three questions while doing the draft study: services that are currently provided that would no longer be provided in a dissolution of the village government, how much the remaining services would cost the towns and how should those remaining services be paid for. The Keeseville Dissolution Committee next meets on Thursday, June 28, at 5 p.m. at the village hall to further revise the dissolution study and move toward the beginning phases of a dissolution plan, which takes one option and builds a plan for the elimination of village services around it.


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EAB detector training to be held KEENE — Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive wood boring insect from Asia that is killing ash trees in New York. Though not yet detected in the Adirondack region, EAB is in at least 10 counties in New York, across the St. Lawrence River in Ontario and near Montreal, Quebec. It is only a matter of time until it arrives here. Citizens are needed to help detect new infestations. An Emerald Ash Borer first detector Training is planned for Friday, June 29, at the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy in Keene Valley from 1pm- 5pm. The program is co-hosted by the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program and Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Participants will learn about emerald ash borer and what individuals can do to prepare for it and help slow its spread. The training will cover in-depth details of emerald ash borer biology, signs and symptoms, host trees, control and management,

reporting and available resources. The session includes both presentations and a hands-on field activity and is eligible for continuing education credits for foresters and herbicide applicators. The training is free, but registration is required by Wednesday, June 27. For more information, contact Rebecca Hargrave at, 3345841 ext. 16 or Landowners are often the first to report new sightings of forest pests. Landowners, foresters, arborists, landscapers, gardeners, community planners and volunteers are all encouraged to attend. The workshop will provide participants with the information to become a local expert who can answer EAB biology and management questions, aid in the community preparedness planning process and engage others as volunteers to monitor for EAB, conduct street tree inventories, collect ash seed and educate about the issues surrounding emerald ash borer.

my running and triathlon background.” In only his third-ever mountain bike race, 2010 Olympic Nordic Combined champion Bill Demong (Vermontville) finished fifth overall. Demong, whose first career mountain bike race was the LT100 last year, where he was 34th, finished in 4:42:32.67. “That was brutal,” he said afterward. “Coming down Whiteface, I was saying I’m going to be happy when this is over. I’m super psyched that I finished fifth. I was under the impression that this was a 62-mile long race and I learned only this morning that the race was actually closer to 70-miles that was a little shocking.” Seventy of Sunday’s athletes are now making plans to race in the Aug. 11 LT100. Thirty-five of the LT100 qualifying spots were awarded based on performance in each division for men and women, and the other 35 were distributed randomly from a pool of all racers, who finished under the maximum cutoff time, which was eight hours. For a complete list of results, log onto 3-results. For more information about the Wilmington/Whiteface 100K, visit 2-wilmington-whiteface-100.

Abolitionism program slated WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Historical Society invites you to their program “Abolitionism in the Adirondacks: A search for the Truth” to be held on Friday, July 6, at 7 p.m. in the Wilmington Community Center. A slide presentation will be given by Don Papson, founding President of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association, a not-for-profit dedicated to celebrating the importance of freedom to the survival of the human spirit and the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Country Bear Bakery in Wilmington. For further information, contact the Wilmington Historical Society at 420-8370.


A pair of teens and one adult fly kites while children chase bubbles at the Marcy Field in Keene Sunday, June 17 during the Kite Festival, sponsored by the East Branch Friends of the Arts. The event was held in conjunction with the Farmers’ Market, which is held here every Sunday in the summer from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo by Andy Flynn

WILMINGTON — Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass.) was the first rider to cross the finish line, taking top honors in the second annual Wilmington/Whiteface 100K mountain bike race (WW100) held Sunday, June 17, at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington. Lindine completed the 69-mile long race in four hours, 19 minutes, 15.97 seconds. The finish earned the pro cyclist his second trip back to the Leadville 100 MTB (LT100), where he was 28th overall last year. “This was an awesome race and competing here has been a goal of mine all season long,” said the winded Lindine following the race. “I wanted to go back to Leadville, so winning here was a sure way of doing that.” Last year ’s inaugural WW100 race measured 57 miles, but an additional 12 miles were added to this year ’s event, which featured a combination of single track, dirt and paved roads, jeeping trails and back country roads. “The race and the distance felt a lot like Leadville,” remarked the women’s first place finisher Rebecca Rusch (Ketchum, Idaho), who has won three times in Leadville. “All the way through it’s a super tough course, especially when you get to the ski resort, all the ups and downs are challenging. “It’s really a good course, a great town and the people are so supportive.” Rusch completed here race in 5:02:28.29 and was 21st overall. The out and back course took the field of 358 cyclists through the northern New York towns of Wilmington, Jay, Keene, Lewis and Elizabethtown before returning to the Olympic mountain for a final climb of 2,500 feet. The cyclists also tackled two additional mountain climbs, Jay Mountain and Saddleback Mountain, not once, but twice and both of these climbs were more than 750 meters apiece. “Fortunately for me this is my type of course,” added the men’s second place finisher Dereck Treadwell (Laurens, N.Y.), who was clocked in 4:22:22.56. “I do pretty well on the climbs and I seemed to handle the uphills here pretty well, I think it’s because of

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North Elba approves items for Ironman, RR trail, dog control officer By Andy Flynn LAKE PLACID — Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, June 12 made decisions regarding the multi-use trail along the train tracks through Ray Brook, Ironman Lake Placid and the dog control officer. Town Board members approved a fiveyear host agreement for Ironman Lake Placid, a world-class triathlon held here since 1999. It is the second oldest Ironman in North America. The event, scheduled for July 22 this year, features a 2.4-mile swim on Mirror Lake, 112-mile bike race through the towns of Keene, Jay and Wilmington, a 26.2-mile run and a finish at the Olympic Speed Skating

Oval. It is operated by the World Triathlon Corp., based in Florida. “We are recognized as one of the most popular (Ironman) events, and so we have a very good arrangement with them,” Supervisor Roby Politi said. “Lake Placid’s very popular, the athletes love to come here, and Ironman recognizes that and wants to continue.” The Ironman contract now needs approval from the village of Lake Placid and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST). Jim McKenna, executive director of ROOST, told the Essex County Board of Supervisors June 11 that Ironman brings in $50-$60 million of direct spending to the town of North Elba over the life of the fiveyear contract. That doesn’t include economic multipliers or sales tax revenue.

Town Board members June 12 also decided to enter into contract negotiations with Creighton Manning Engineering for the design of the Lake Placid to Saranac Lake Multi-use Trail along the railroad tracks. Creighton Manning has worked on a number of local projects, including the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Adirondack Regional Airport and the unit management plans for Whiteface and Gore mountains. The multi-use trail along the railroad tracks has been a contentious issue, with members of the recently formed Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) in favor of tearing up the tracks and creating a multi-use recreational trail from Lake Placid to Old Forge. The town, however, is moving forward with a trail adjacent to the railroad tracks between Saranac Lake and Lake

Placid, which are currently used in the summer by a tourist train operated by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. In other business, Town Board members decided to hire former Lake Placid Police Chief Scott Monroe as the town’s new dog control officer for $10,000 a year. This will be a one-year contract, and he will be an independent contractor. “I think he’s a great choice,” said Councilman Jay Rand. This won’t cost the town extra money, as the dog control officer funds have already been budgeted for 2012. The position will be covered by the town’s insurance. And all calls will be handled through the village dispatch so they can be properly documented. “We don’t want people calling Scott at home,” Councilman Bob Miller said.

LPCA seeking new executive director LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is launching a search for a new executive director. After 26 years, long-time Executive Director Nadine Duhaime announced her decision to retire. “We have benefited greatly from Nadine’s leadership and she will be sorely missed. The Board of Directors looks forward to the opportunity to engage a new director who will bring creative ideas, energy, and expertise to the Adirondack region’s largest and most diverse multi-arts center,” said Board Chair Nancy Rosenthal. The LPCA is conducting a regional search and will accept resumes until July 15. Ideally the new director will start Oct. 1,. Rosenthal outlined what the board is looking for in a new director. “We are looking for a leader whose experience and expertise will help shape the

LPCA’s creative direction, manage the center ’s staff and financial resources, and reach out to the surrounding communities to determine programming priorities and build support for the center,” she said. “In addition, fundraising experience is a must as the Board of Directors begin planning renovations to the LPCA physical plant. Our 40-year-old facility have served us well, but improvements are needed to increase energy efficiency, update theatre technology, expand space for programming, and update the aesthetics of the interior and exterior of the LPCA’s two buildings.” The executive director will report to the Board of Directors. The position description is posted on the center ’s website at Applicants should submit resumes, cover letters, and salary histories to:

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“You’ll be able to work out of your cars in the parking lot or set up tables on the lawn for a small fee of $10,” said Glen Cameron, event organizer. Space is available on a first come-first served basis. The day’s proceeds will benefit the Masonic Lodge scholarship fund. For further information, contact Glen Cameron at 637-3558, or email

LAKE PLACID — Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s annual golf tournament is taking place on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Craig Wood Golf Club in Lake Placid. The golf tournament is one of the hospital’s most popular fundraising events. Many of the tournament’s 175 participants take part year after year. Proceeds from the tournament are used to support the hospital and its services. This year, proceeds will be used to upgrade some of the furnishings and décor in the hospital’s inpatient unit. According to Jane Hooper, community relations director at ECH, the long-standing event has become a very popular outing for many community members, offering an enjoyable day while raising money for a worthy cause. “This is the 12th tournament hosted by the hospital,” she said. “It’s wonderful to see many of the same participants each year — it’s a really great group. Luckily, there’s always room for more.” The cost is $85 per participant and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, snacks, giveaways and lunch or dinner. The event features various contests and raffle prizes donated by sponsors. Contact Jane Hooper at 873-3003 for sponsorship and registration information.

Garage sale set in Tupper Lake TUPPER LAKE — The Great American Garage Sale will take place on July 6 through 8 in Tupper Lake. Residents of Tupper Lake hold their own garage/yard sales from Friday until Sunday. Maps will be available and last summer, nearly 40 household sales were held. The maps will be available for free beginning July 4 on the website and at The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce. Those wishing to participate can for an entry fee of $15. Application deadline is June 28. For more information, visit

Masonic Lodge flea market set LAKE PLACID — In conjunction with the Lake Placid History Museum’s Heritage Day Craft Fest fundraiser on Saturday, July 13, the Lake Placid Masonic Lodge will hold a flea market at the lodge, also located on Station Street near the museum. The Masons will be offering market spaces to anyone interested, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in their large parking lot for the flea market, open to anyone.

While vacationing abroad with family, Carl Gronlund, Operations Manager of the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, captured this photo of the London Olympic torch run as it went through Edinburgh, Scotland. The London Summer Games begin July 27. Photo courtesy Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa / Carl Gronlund

Fourth festivities set in Tupper TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Lake will host their annual Fourth of July celebration at Municipal Park on Tuesday, July 3, with the annual fireworks display will kick off between 9 and 9:30 p.m. This celebration is sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Town and Village of Tupper Lake.

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

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lthough the recent weather patterns have been decidedly summer-like, the actual summer season did not officially begin until Wednesday, June 20th. It seems like we have been enjoying summer since March! However, for many eager anglers the true summer actually arrived just a few days ago, with the Opening Day of bass season on Saturday, June 16th. Bass fishing, like apple pie and the Fourth of July, has become an American tradition. Bass are one of the most widely distributed of all freshwater game fish species, and they are to be found almost anywhere there is water and a forage base. In fact, Andy Griffith and Opie opened the popular television program Mayberry RFD, while toting an impressive stringer of bass back from the fishing hole. Bass, Bubba, and beer, these are American traditions. Alaska is the only state in the union without a bass population, which is too bad because bass can actually be fished through the ice. Hawaii received the state’s first bass when they arrived by boat, likely while being transported for introduction into Japan in 1925. That was the year Akabishi Tetsuma, a Japanese businessman shipped over seven-dozen largemouth bass from California’s

Ashino Lake for introduction to the island nation. Although American servicemen that were stationed in Japan after the war enjoyed the opportunity to fish for bass, the non-native fish is still considered an invasive species. Many Japanese anglers would prefer to see it eliminated. It is an unfortunate perspective, since it was a Japanese largemouth bass that captured the current world record largemouth, when a 22-pound, 5-ounce largemouth was taken from Lake Biwa on July 2, 2009. The monster largemouth fell for a live bluegill on a reservoir near Tokyo that was offered up by Japanese angler, Manabu Kurita. His catch topped the historic world record by only one ounce. George Perry had established the bass World Record on Georgia's Montgomery Lake way back in June 2, 1932. It was, and still is one of angling’s oldest remaining world records. There’s still a lot of controversy surrounding the issue. Even though the Japanese largemouth tipped the scales at 22 pounds, 5 ounces, which topped the current bass record by a full ounce, the International Game Fish Association requires potential record fish to outweigh the old record by at least 2 ounces. The IGFA, which certifies game fish records worldwide, ruled the record a tie, and now, both fish jointly hold the World Record. When Manabu Kurita was awarded the World Record for Largemouth Bass in 2009, it constituted the second time in five years that a Japanese angler had intruded on a blue blooded, American tradition. The first occasion happened in Plattsburgh, NY, when Japan finally topped the United States at it’s own game. Short of knocking off the New York Yankees in the World Series, there had never been such an upset in modern day sports. The initial incident occurred on June 24, 2004, when Shinichi Fukae of Osaka, Japan, the reigning Japan Bass Angler of the Year, made professional bass fishing history


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rial Library, 12230 NYS Rte 9N, 1-2:30 p.m. 946-2644 WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565,

Thursday, June 28 Saturday, June 23 LEWIS — Class Reunion Oldies Show to benefit Local Food pantry, The Wooden Nickel, Rte. 9. 2 p.m. $5 AU SABLE FORKS — Rockwell Kent Exhibit and Sale, The Windows Gallery of the Tahawus Lodge Center, 14234 Rt 9N Main St, noon- 8 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Breaking Boundaries: Works of Zemma Mastin White & Peter Shrope Gallery Opening, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way. 1-5 p.m. LAKE PLACID — “Climate Change in the Adirondacks: What is Happening, How Vulnerable are We?” 8 p.m. at ADK’s High Peaks Information Center.

Sunday, June 24 KEENE — Child Safety Seat Check Event, Marcy Field, Route 73, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Author Reading with Ginger Moran, The Bookstore Plus, 3- 5 p.m. 523-2950. SARANAC LAKE — Fracking in NY presentation, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, 4 p.m.

Monday, June 25 KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565, LAKE PLACID — Weekly Monday Summer Storytime to celebrate Log Cabin Day, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main St, 10 a.m., 523-2950. TUPPER LAKE — Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System Board of Trustees meeting, Goff-Nelson Memorial Library,

41 Lake Street, 3 p.m. LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute Book Club to present Debra Dean, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main Street, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26 ELIZABETHTOWN —InternetXpress Computer Workshops “Resume Building” at OneWorkSource, 103 Hand Ave, 9 a.m.-noon. 873-2341 or SARANAC LAKE — Will Rogers Senior Outing Club’s Geology Walk and Quarry Tour, 891-7117. UPPER JAY — Stephen Longmire Photo Exhibit, 'Life and Death on the Prairie', Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, noon-5 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN —InternetXpress Computer Workshops “Resume Building” at OneWorkSource, 103 Hand Avenue, 1-3 p.m. 873-2341 or

Wednesday, June 27 WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Masonic Lodge Flea Market at the lodge, Station Street, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ELIZABETHTOWN —InternetXpress Computer Workshops “Resume Building” at OneWorkSource, 103 Hand Avenue, 9 a.m.-noon. 873-2341 or ELIZABETHTOWN —InternetXpress Computer Workshops “Resume Building” at OneWorkSource, 103 Hand Avenue #1, 1-3 p.m. 873-2341 or UPPER JAY — InternetXpress Help Desk, Wells Memo-

SARANAC LAKE— Story Hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main Street, 10:30-11 a.m. 891-4191. ELIZABETHTOWN— Osteoporosis exercise classes, Hand House, Court St. 10 a.m. 546-3565, AUSABLE FORKS — Mobile Health Clinic, Ambulance Garage, 11 School Street, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 563-7129. KEESEVILLE — Mobile Health Clinic, Fire Station, 8 Pleasant Street, 1-3:30 p.m. 563-7129. LAKE PLACID — The Met: Live in HD Summer Encore Series: Le Comte Ory, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 7p.m. $16, LPCA Members $14. WESTPORT — Daniel Linder to perform, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 29 WESTPORT — Free aerobics classes, Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, 8 a.m. SARANAC LAKE — Reinventions Exhibit Opening for Eleanor Sweeney, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St, 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, June 30 LAKE PLACID — Frankenpine & Big Slyde, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. $17, $15 BluSeed Members. 7:30 p.m. 523-2512.

Sunday, July 1 SARANAC LAKE — Old fashioned 4th of July, Parade begins at 10 a.m. Riverside park, 6 Main Street. 524-5881. UPPER JAY — Life and Death on the Prairie exhibit opening, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N . 9462644.

Filmworks at TLC Au SABLE FORKS — The Tahawus Lodge Center in Au Sable Forks hosts the first Filmworks June 25-29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Led by Allison Maggy, New York University film graduate and actor, the workshop designed for teens, ages 13 years and up, will be a hands-on collaborative experience, providing a chance to explore, use equipment and the space to create, and receive technical feedback. The fee is $100. Some financial aid for tuition is available through Friday, June 20, through pre-registration. Call for information 646-734-7151. Tahawus Filmworks also includes a series of documentary film screenings and discussion at the TLC Windows Gallery. These informal gatherings are free and open to the public, including refreshments. Call 646734-7151 for listings and details.

Run for Zar to be held Au SABLE FORKS — A Friday Night 5k Run for Zar to be held July 6 in Au Sable Forks at 6 p.m. The cost of the 5k is $15 for 16 years and over and $10 for under 16 years of age, and includes the barbecue. Non-runners may enjoy the barbecue for $5. To request a registration form or more information, email


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ELIZABETH F. VOGAN NOV 12, 1912 - JUN 13, 2012 Elizabeth F. Vogan, age 99, great grandchild. She was a died June 13, 2012. She was member of and active in born in Geneva, NY, NovemMooers Wesleyan Church ber 27, 1912 to George E. and where she taught Sunday Louise Oughterson Fordon. School and Release Time Mrs. Vogan grew Classes and was up on a dairy s e c r e t a r y-t r e a farm near Genesurer of Wesva and graduatleyan Women for ed from Geneva 40 years. High School and She enjoyed William Smith reading, doing College. She word puzzles, completed 24 poetry, letter hours of library writing, crochetcourses at Geneing, flower arseo State Teachranging, and ers College. She keeping a jourtaught English at Mooers nal. High School for three years She was pre-deceased by her and later substituted in Enparents and a brother and glish and library in area sister. schools. She was the librarian Calling hours will be held at Mooers Free Library for 40 Friday, June 22 from 2 to 4 years. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R. W. She married Paul E. Vogan Walker Funeral Home, 69 June 22, 1937 who died in Court St., Plattsburgh. A fuMay, 2007. Their three sons neral service will be held at and two daughters survive: Mooers Wesleyan Church on Robert (Ruth) of Orchard June 23 at 10:30 a.m. Park, NY; John (Madli) of Burial will follow in RiverCandiac, Quebec; Carolyn side Cemetery in Mooers. Tysinger of Clayton, CA; Donations in her memory James Vogan of Orchard may be given to Mooers Free Park, NY; and Pamela Library or Mooers Wesleyan (Richard) Lynch of Oneida, Church. NY. She is also survived by Online condolences may be 12 grandchildren, 26 great made at grandchildren, and 1 great

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ALDEN (CHUCK, COACH) DUMAS AUG 18, 1940 - JUN 11, 2012 Alden (Chuck, Coach) DuHe was an author, publishmas of Keene Valley, and foring two novels: an Adironmer well-known teacher, dack action-adventure: Mists coach and athletic director at of the Couchsacrage, and a Keene Central School died western: Sons of the DoubleMonday June 11, 2012 at his J. Both are available on the home. Internet and at the Dumas He was born on August 18, home. 1940 in Tupper Lake, NY, the He was a collector of movies, son of Leonard Dumas and especially vintage ones. He Margaret (Hinkson) Dumas. had a massive collection of Besides his loving wife, early rock, pop, and country Pauline, he leaves a son Matt music. He did some gigs as a and his wife Barbara of DJ. Keene, NY; and a son Andy He and Pauline are founding and his wife Michelle of Jefmembers of the Wild Center ferson, NY; plus four grandMuseum in Tupper Lake, children, (Whom he was very N.Y. proud of): Alexandra, BranHe was a member of the don, Alexa Ruth, and Kara Keene Valley Fire DepartGrace. ment for over 25 years, acting He was predeceased by his as Secretary and a member of parents, a brother, Frank, and the Board of Directors as a beloved son, Jay. well. Alden graduated from TupHe and Pauline toured the per Lake High School in USA and Canada, basically 1958. He participated in living in their pick-up truck. many sports, he was a class They enjoyed great experiofficer, as well as being a ences in nearly every state in member of the drama club the union. Their last journey and the National Honor Sociwas a road tour of Alaska ety, among other things. He and a cruise down the Pacific graduated from Cortland coast to Vancouver. State in 1962, with a major in Pauline and he celebrated 50 physical education and a miyears of marriage in June nor in science. 2011 with a wonderful party In 1961 he married Pauline at the Ausable Inn in Keene Passino, in Tupper Lake, iniValley. Many friends, relatiating one of the greatest tives, and former students atlove affairs in history. tended; some traveling long In the fall of 1962 he took a distances. job teaching science at McHe was proud of his life's Graw High School in Cortwork, very proud of his familand County. He also ly, and all of the friends he coached soccer and basketmade down through the ball. years. During his long battle In 1970, he arrived at Keene with ALS he was very appreCentral School in Keene Valciative of all of the messages ley, teaching gym classes as he received on Facebook and well as classroom assignemail. ments. He also served as Calling hours will be athletic director, and coached Wednesday June 13, 2012 both boys and girls teams in from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the soccer and basketball. He WM Marvin Funeral Home coached boys' baseball as in Elizabethtown. A funeral well. He developed impresservice will be held Thursday sive teams at both McGraw June 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM from and Keene Central. the Keene Central School He was instrumental in the Gymnasium. Burial will be establishment of National private and at the conveHonor Society chapters to nience of the family. two schools: McGraw High Due to his diagnosis ALS, he School in 1966, and Keene fought through anxiety and a Central in 1982. deep depression. In lieu of Once he arrived in Keene flowers, you may consider Valley; he and his son Matt sending a donation to were enthralled by the high The ALS Association Greater peaks. Alden is 46er #840, New York Chapter (800)-672joining eight-year-old Matt, 8857) 42 Broadway, Suite who finished with him. 1724, New York, NY 10004 Alden had many hobbies, inBe sure to mention the Alden cluding hunting, fishing, Dumas family (c/o Pauline) bowling, family tree rewith your contribution with search, baseball history, and their address (P.O. Box 535, Civil War battle history. He Keene Valley, NY 12943) was president of Packard For online condolences Club, a hunting camp in the please visit western Adirondacks.

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June 23, 2012 HELP WANTED OVER 18? Can't miss limited opportunity to travel with successful young business group. Paid training. Transportation/Lodging. Unlimited income potential. 877646.5050 HELP WANTED The Clinton, Essex, Warren, Washington BOCES Is Currently Accepting Applications For The Following Anticipated Positions: AIRFRAME & POWER PLANT TEACHERS 1 Full Time and/or 1 Part Time Day and/or Evening Session 10 Month School Year Plattsburgh Satellite Campus FAA Airframe & Power Plant License with Minimum of 5 Years' Experience, NYS Teacher Certification in Airframe Maintenance & Repair 7-12, and NYS Teacher Certification in Power Plant Maintenance & Repair 7-12 .50 VEHICLE MECHANICAL REPAIR TEACHER Part Time/10 Month School Year CV-TEC/Mineville Campus Qualifications: NYS Teacher certification in Vehicle Mechanical Repair and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in automotive repair Salary: Per Contract .50 MARINE ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR Part Time/10 Month School Year Ticonderoga Central High School Qualifications: NYS Teacher Certification in Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Equipment 7-12 Salary: Per Contract Reply By: July 6, 2012 Effective Date: September, 2012 Send Application (obtained from Human Resources Office or From Website: CVES.Org), Resume, Copy of Certification/License, Copy of FAA License (For Airframe & Power Plant Teacher), Letter of Intent, and 3 Letters of Recommendation, to: Rachel Rissetto CVES P.O. Box 455 Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 536-7316 Email: BOCES is an EO/AAE WANTED: SALES REPRESENTATIVE, to sell collection agency services. Well qualified leads. Car required. Dixon Commercial Investigators - Irene 1-800-388-0641 ext. 4053


ESSEX COUNTY Anticipated Vacancy for a Aging Services Aide, Last Date to submit applications is June 22nd, 2012. For applications and more information contact Essex County Personnel (518)873-3360 or at http:// s.asp HOUSEKEEPER/ASSISTANT FOR Westport Area, PT, flexible hrs., reliable, experience preferred. References required, able to start immediately, SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY! Please call 518 -962-4688.

WANTED "CONTRACT" Physical Therapist for Essex County, Cert. Home Health Agency. Contact: Sarnia for further info. 518-8733540

ADOPTIONS ADOPT: LOTS of LOVE & blessings to share! Let us be the answer to your prayers for your baby. Wendy & Tim 1-800-4095224. Expenses paid LOOKING TO EXPAND OUR FAMILY through adoption. If you are pregnant and considering adoption, call 1-866-918-4482. PREGNANT, SCARED, NEED help? Licensed agency offers free confidential counseling, financial assistance, guidance, opened/ closed adoption, choice of loving, pre-approved families. Call Joy: 866-922-368. www.ForeverFamilies PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring adoption expert. You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby's One True Gift Adoptions 866-4136296 PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? You choose family. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. 1-866459-3369 PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6292, 24/7 Void/Illinois

ANNOUNCEMENTS WE'LL FIND the perfect employee and make you the hero! Office /Clerical, Light Industrial Professional/Technical Managerial Call today 518-566-6061 A/C TECHNICIAN WANTED IMMEDIATELY! Highly competitive wages w/unlimited OT and earning potential. Great benefits! Apply in person at: M.A. Jerry & Co., Inc. 4365 Rt.22 Plattsburgh

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FOR SALE ’09EVOLO RS2 Custom Carbon 55cm Road Race Bike Hi-modulus carbon,1050gram weight, Alpha QCS-10 carbon fork with carbon steerer - Professionally maintained, excellent shape Paid $3775 $1,500.00 518-3592469 1972 GRAN TORINO runs, needs work, $4000 or best reasonable offer; 7140 Hesston Chopper, hay & corn head, $1,575; Chevy Van 30 Travelmaster camper $2800. 518-962-4394 24’ ROUND POOL new liner, new pump, excellent condition, includes 14'x8' deck & all pool accessories, $1,700 OBO. 518-962-4688

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ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES CLASSIC CAR NEEDED Feature your Classic Car in a Movie!Looking for 1930's-1950's cars and pick up trucks to feature in film, Also seeking Retro JUKEBOX. Send pics to: Call 310-729-3996

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CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Any Make/Model. Call For Instant Offer: 1-800-864-5960 FINISH HIGH School at home in a few weeks. First Coast Academy, 1 -800-658-1180x130. HELP! I’VE FALLEN & I Can’t GetUP! You or a loved one live alone? Get Immediate Help in an Emergency! Call LifeAlert Now-FREE Info!Call-800-916-2138

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RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, for sale, stove, pots & chairs etc. Call for more info. 518-359-3310 after 4pm SUNMARK 4 arm crutch, new, never used, $40. 518-359-9594 Ask for Lynn. WELL PUMP Gould, 1 HP, 4 months old, $600.00. 518-5760012






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BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000

BUYING EVERYTHING! Furs, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. CA$H PAID- up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800 -371-1136

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MINERALS WANTS to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

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GREAT FAMILY HOME IN ALTONA, 10 ACRES! 3BD/2BA Country setting & hunting. 1750sqft, Built '96, addition w/ metal roof - '07. 2 car gar, Lg yard. F/B decks. Maintained field could be used for horses. $147,000 Call 493-3989 ALL ADS WILL APPEAR ON OUR CLASSIFIED NETWORK SITE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.


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BATH TUB Soaking tub with front apron. Oval in rectangle. Built in armrests. Measures about 60 x 48. Excellent condition. $99 518-962-8840


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BILLERMAN BITE, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/26/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 826, Lake Placid, NY 12946.

Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-5/19-6/23/12-6TC26539 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF MMG SCHROON LAKE, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/27/12. Office location: Essex County. LLC formed in MO on 3/22/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Mark Z. Schraier, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, 7700 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 1100, St. Louis, MO 63105. MO and principal business address: 201 S. Cen-

tral Ave., Suite 305, St. Louis, MO 63105. Cert. of Org. filed with MO Sec. of State, PO Box 778, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Purpose: all lawful purposes. VN-5/26-6/30/12-6TC26580 ----------------------------SEALED BIDS will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on July 12, 2012, at the NYS Dept. of Transportation, Contract Management Bureau, 1ST FLOOR SUITE 1CM, 50 WOLF RD, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will then be publicly read. A certified or cashier’s check payable to the

1974 STARCRAFT ALUMINUM 15 Foot BOAT. 1984 Evinrude 28 H.P. Motor Boat, Motor and Trailer, $750.00. Call 315-492-4655 and Leave Message. (315) 4924655 1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605 1985 17 1/2’ open bow, full canvas, in/out board motor, new seats, interior, Shoreline trailer included, great condition, $3400 OBO. 518-5630983 or 518-593-5408 2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $25,000. 518-354-8089 BLUE NOSE SAILBOAT 1979, 23.5, McVay w/4 HP motor. 1 owner. Lovingly maintained. Ready to sail. Mooring available on Skaneateles Lake. $6,800.00 HEWITT PONTOON BOAT Lift, model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1. KAYAK NEW. Pungo 140 Wilderness. Color is sand. $700. 518-576-0012.

NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond (FORM CONR 391) representing "25% of the bid total" as specified in the contract proposal must accompany each bid. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid Express ( The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Construction contract plans and proposals are sold only on compact disk (CD). The cost is $10 per CD, plus $8 shipping and handling if the CD is not purchased in person. The CD includes both the plans (if

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/ Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-4162330 applicable) and the proposal in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Plans and proposals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are also available on Bid E x p r e s s ( for a monthly subscription fee. CDs can be obtained from the NYSDOT, Plan Sales Unit, 1st Floor Suite 1PS, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232, (518) 4572124; or from the Regional Office noted below. Requirements: NYSDOT requires that all bidders and subcontractors present evidence of experience and financial

1999 VOLVO V-70 Station Wagon, 207,000 miles, Green. Asking $2300 OBO. 518310-0622 2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550 2004 HONDA CIVIC DX Green/Beige 80,000 kms, Good condition. Very little damage to interior/exterior $7,000 OBO Call: (518) 420-3445 2005 DODGE NEON auto, 40,000 miles, Red, new brakes, radiator, good on gas mileage, $3,000. Call: (518) 5231681 2007 DODGE Grand Caravan, Wheelchair accessible by VMI, driver transfers to drivers seat, tie downs for two wheelchairs in back, tie downs for one wheelchair in front passenger position available when passenger seat is removed, automatic everything, air, air bags all around including sides, enhanced stereo, Ultimate Red Crystal in color, no scratches/dents or other damage, has always been kept in an attached garage, seats have always been covered, never been smoked in, 5,040 miles, VIN 2D8GP44LX7R256881, original price $52,000, asking $30,000 or make an offer, call Jerry in Tupper Lake at 518-359-8538 2007 PORSCHE BOXSTER Burgundy/Beige Excellent condition. 5,6000 Miles, 6 cylinder, 5 speed automatic w/ Tiptronic Transmission, loaded w/many options, in show room condition. 315-447-0888 $35,500 OBO. MUSTANG 2010 convertible, V-6, auto, leather interior, runs great, 45,000 miles, loaded. Asking $17,000 OBO or trade for a classic car. Call 518962-8539


1964 FORD 4000 4 cyl., gas, Industrial loader & industrial Front End, 12 spd., German Transmission, Pie Weights, $4750.00. 518-962-2376 Evenings.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT HEAVY EQUIPMENT 2008 bws tagolong equipment trailer ez2 load xhd 25 tons with tilt never used new was 26000 asking $18,000.00 518-5241956 HEAVY EQUIPMENT 2003 olympian standby 20kw towable perkin diesel generator with 3143hrs excellent condition asking $5,000.00 518-524-1956


1989 TOYOTA SUPRA fully loaded, all electric, all power, 5 spd., hatch back, sunroof, runs good, $4500. 113 Flat Rock, Morrisonville, NY. 518-563-9967




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

1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688



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AKC PAPILLON 6 Months. Playful spayed female, all shots up to date. Must have loving home only. $500. 518324-5179

NY LAND & Cabin Bargain Sale Classic Adirondack Camp 5 acres$29,995. Cozy Cabin- Base Camp 5 acres - $19,995. Near 1000's of acres of Stateland, lakes, & rivers. Access to snowmobile & ATV trails. Our best deal ever! Call 800 -229-7843. See pics at

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WINDOWS - DOORS WANTED Will pay CASH for good working windows, doors and most other building materials. Will buy entire lots. 518-524-5456 or email at

2007 FORD Mustang Coupe, never seen Winter, 6000 + miles, show room condition, premium stereo, CD, $15,000 FIRM. 802-236-0539 Call: (802) 236-0539

standing. Subcontracting Provisions: Subcontracting is permitted as described in the Standard Specification §108-05. *Please call Contracts at (518) 457-3583 if you need a reasonable accommodation for person(s) with a disability to participate in our program. No Amendments are included on the CD. Amendments are posted on the NYSDOT and Bid Express Web Sites. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments have been incorporated into its bid. Notification on Amendments issued

2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $5300. 518-492-2348 2005 SUZUKI BOULEVARD S50 VS 800CC, New battery & tires, 13,000 miles, very clean, garaged. (518) 946-8341. $2,800 SCOOTER 2008 50CC, no license required, 90 miles to the gal, only 900 miles, runs great, Asking $750.00 OBO. Call 518-962-8539 JOB HUNTING? Find the job of your dreams right here in the Help wanted listings of our Classifieds- you’ll be glad you did!

after a CD is purchased will be sent via e-mail to each person or firm purchasing CDs from the NYSDOT. NOTE: Amendments may have been issued prior to CD purchase. Contractors who purchased CDs must also check the NYSDOT Web Site ( v / d o i n g business/opportunities/const-notices) for a list of all Amendments. State Finance Law §139-j restricts contact with Department personnel afteradvertisement or notice of a government procurement. Details are provided on the NYSDOT

Web Site. Federally Aided Contracts identify a DBE Goal, and 100% NY State Funded Contracts identify both MBE and WBE Goals. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where sub-contracting is not expected, and smaller sizecontracts, both of which may present direct bidding opportunities for a Small Business Firm, including, but not limited to, D/W/MBEs. VN-6/16-6/23/12-2TC26644 ----------------------------Are you at the end of your rope with all kinds of junk? Don’t despair, sell it fast with a DenPub Classified Ad 1-800-989-4237.

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URAL SIDECAR Motorcycle Durable, versatile, fun vehicle, with classic retro styling. Reliable 650 cc horizontal two-cylinder engine and shaft drive. 1999 model with just 3100 miles; excellent condition. Priced for quick sale. $2,500 518-494-5871

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 19671980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650,H1500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3400 Suzuki GS400,GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-772-1142, 1-310721-0726



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1984 SHASTA Travel Trailer 32 1/ 2' long, 25' awning, good condition. $4,000 518-623-3037

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2002 SUNLINE 29’ Camper, Sleeps 6, excellent condition, 14' Slide Out, Awning with screen room, many extras, Hitch included $11,000 (518) 873-6857 28’ CLASS C FORESTER Motor Home, 2 slides, generator, sleeps 6, 27K miles, excellent condition, $31,000. 518-297-3467

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TRUCKS 1981 INTERNATIONAL single axle dump truck, runs great, inspected and on the road. $4000 OBO. 518-834-9088. 2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, $3995. 518-576-9042

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2012 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT MSRP.........................................$29,635 Ford Retail Cust. Cash .................$1,500 Ford Retail Bonus Cash ...............$1,000 FMCC Bonus Cash*.........................$750 Dealer Discount...........................$1,190


Payment..................................$249 mo.* Price...........................................$27,684 Term........................................... 36 mos. Miles@Yr.....................................10,500 Down Payment ............................$1,000 Due At Inception .........................$1,324 Tax, title fees extra Ford Cash...................... $2,500 included Lease-end ..................................$16,466 Lease rate........................................0.25



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2012 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT MSRP.........................................$28,240 Ford Retail Cust. Cash .................$1,500 Ford Retail Bonus Cash ...............$1,000 FMCC Bonus Cash*.........................$750 Dealer Discount..............................$995





2012 Ford Taurus SEL

36 mo.




2012 Ford Escape 4x4 XLT 2012



2012 Ford Fusion SE

MSRP.........................................$33,610 Ford Retail Cust. Cash .................$2,500 FMCC Bonus Cash* ........................$500 Dealer Discount...........................$1,615

MSRP.........................................$23,990 Ford Retail Cust. Cash .................$1,500 FMCC Bonus Cash* .....................$1,750 Dealer Discount..............................$525








*FMCC Credit approval reguired. All customers may not qualify

28 - Valley News

June 23, 2012

Route 9 Elizabethtown, NY

Dealer #7085874











MSRP $37,900 Adk. Chevy Disc. -1,400 Rebate -4,000










2012 012 BUICK REGAL

2012 CHEVY 1500 EXT CAB






















2011 Ford Mustang GT

2010 Dodge Challenger RT

CR163A, Auto, Fully Loaded! Low Miles

AM254A2, 5.0L V8, Leather, 6 Spd. Trans., Fully Loaded!

AM263A, Leather, 6 Spd. Trans, Hemi V8, Loaded!

23,780 OR $373/MO* 2012 Chevy Impala LT

27,870 OR $438/MO* 2004 Chevy Colorado Ext Cab 4x4 LT

CP244, OnStar, XM Radio, Moonroof, Fully Loaded!

CR191A, Fully Loaded! Great Condition!


2009 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD

10,280 OR $178/MO* 2010 Nissan Rogue 4x4

CR116A, Auto, Fully Loaded

AM116A, Fully Loaded! Low Miles







16,800 OR $266/MO* 2007 Jeep Compass Sport AWD

18,980 OR $304/MO* 2003 Chevy 500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan “Crew”

2011 Chevy Tahoe LT

CR206A2, 6 cyl., Fully Loaded, Auto

CR130B, Fully Loaded

CP253, DVD, Stow & Go, Sat. Radio, Fully Loaded

CP241, Leather, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar



10,880 OR $195/MO*



11,880 OR $279/MO*



19,480 OR $312/MO*

21,480 OR $338/MO*



GREAT SELECTION OF TRUCKS & SUVS Give Buzzy, Bruce or Bucky a call today for more great everyday savings! 518-873-6389


*Tax not included. †10,000 miles per year, 39 month lease. All leases approved by ALLY. Must have a FICO Credit Score of 700 or more.


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