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Artist Robert Shetterly speaks to students and teachers at the Emancipation Proclamation Celebration on Nov. 30 at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake. Shetterly stands next to a portrait of Harriet Tubman. Shetterly's portraits of famous abolitionists were displayed throughout the celebration weekend. Photo by Katherine Clark

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POLITICS SARANAC LAKE — For the past 150 years, America has been through a major social change to try to create a climate where all races are equal regardless of color. The signing of the emancipation proclamation was the first step in putting the freedom of slaves on paper. Jan. 1 will mark the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The John Brown Lives! organization put together a two-day event on Nov. 30

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and Dec. 1 for students, educators and general public across the North Country, “North Country Supports 21st Century Emancipation Proclamation,” at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, Lake Placid Heaven Hill Farm and a showing of “Glory” at the Palace Theater. Martha Swan, Founder and Director of John Brown Lives said the weekend’s seminars inspired very rich dialogue between the guests. “It was really stimulating and full of useful informa-

tion,” Swan said. “It really brought the history out of the deep south and brought it to people in the North Country. It was a chance for people to see who else is out there working with interest to these questions of human equality today.” When Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in the throes of the Civil War, he undoubtedly believed that it would sound the death knell for slavery. However, there are approximately 15,000 documented cases of modern day slavery and human

trafficking in the United States today and 27 million people enslaved worldwide. Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., the great-great-great grandson of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, spoke to visitors about how he continues to carry on the legacy of human equality and end modern day slavery through his organization, the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation. Through his foundation, Morris has inspired students across the country to produce a New Proclamation of CONTINUED ON PAGE 6






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ELIZABETHTOWN — While the bodies were close, the tentative 2013 Essex County budget was passed easily under weighted voting, adopting a spending plan that represented a 1.13 percent increase to the tax levy. The budget was passed, 2,077-718, during a special county board meeting Dec. 10, with the average tax rate expected to increase 5 cents up to $2.40 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The budget calls for $95,000, 115 in spending with $71,689,099 in revenues and $6,850,000 in fund balance, leaving a tax levy of $16,461,016. County Manager Dan Palmer said the tax levy was a decrease from 2.68 percent to 1.13 percent when chargebacks from the towns were added into the budget. “This is the flat amount that is applied to everyone, and then you look into the charge-backs and other factors,” Palmer said. “If there were no charge-backs, we started with 2.68 percent. Once the town puts it as a charge-back against the county warrant, then it no longer goes to the towns. That is how we went from 2.68 percent to 1.13 percent.” Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said the chargebacks would affect local municipality taxes based on the amount each had in chargebacks. “You just shifted it from one to the other,” Scozzafava said. The nine voting for the budget were Charles Har-

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Decorating contest winners named Vocal ensemble to perform LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid holiday decorating contest committee is pleased to announce this year ’s winners: Best in Show - Mirror Lake Inn Retail Window - Adirondack Decorative Arts & Crafts Civic Property - Mid’s Park Lodging: Resorts - Whiteface Lodge Motels & Inns - Adirondack Inn B & B’s - The Stagecoach Inn Residential: Classic Elegance - The Tuthills, Swiss Road Children’s Delight - Angela and Charlie Hoffman, Old Military Rd Most Creative - Sandy Mihill - Jersey Drive Commercial - Dr. David Ballestri- Gingerbread House, Hoffman’s on Old Military Road. ni, Saranac Avenue properties whose decorations, in their colRestaurant - Great Adirondack Steak and lective opinion, represent the best of Lake Seafood Placid. Judges are volunteer representatives Best New Display - Carol Mickalonis and from the The Lake Placid Business AssociaGeri Mitchell, Mill Pond Drive tion, The Lake Placid Beautification AssociBest Use of Space - The Good Bite Kitchen ation and the Lake Placid Garden Club, as - Main Street well as the community at large. The commitHonorable Mention: tee is supported by staff from the Lake Retail Center Outpost Plaza - the trio of Placid CVB, which provides funding for the UPS Store, Outpost Wine & Spirits & Cafe annual awards. Rustica This year ’s awards were presented to the Larry and Nancy Master - Mirror Lake winners at the Holiday Village Stroll ChristDrive mas Tree Lighting celebration in Mid’s Park A panel of nine judges annually selects the Saturday, Dec. 8.

LAKE PLACID — The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble will give three performances of a Festival of Lessons and Carols: Friday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Church in Malone; Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter ’s Church in Plattsburgh; and Sunday, Dec. 23, at 3 p.m. at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. NAVE, conducted by Andrew Benware, is a mixed chamber choir of professional and amateur singers: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. A small and balanced ensemble to which each member brings extensive previous choral experience, NAVE performs a variety of periods and styles with harmonies of four-to-eight parts. Its 20 members represent a cross-section of the Adirondacks, hailing from points in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties. NAVE’s Festival of Lessons and Carols follows the traditional model of those performed annually on Christmas Eve (since 1928) at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. The program includes the well-loved traditional carols “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,” “Sans Day Carol,” and “Herefordshire Carol” (respectively Polish, Cornish, and English). Also of interest are Boris Ord’s setting of the

‘Aida’ to be shown at LPCA LAKE PLACID — The Metropolitan Opera presents a live performance of one of the most popular


15th-century text “Adam Lay Ybounden” and Harold Darke’s setting of Christina Rossetti’s “In the Bleak Midwinter” (both were English composers active in the mid-20th century). Of special note will be the folkish “A Virgin Unspotted” (1778) by the Colonial American composer William Billings and the juicy “Bogoroditsje Djevo” (“Hail Mary”) of Sergei Rachmaninoff (1915), so evocative of the Russian Orthodox Church. Community members will read the texts, which include passages from Genesis and the Gospels, as well as a contemporary poem, “Annunciation,” by Denise Levertov. The audience is invited to join with the choir in congregational singing – accompanied by the mighty organ. Of familiar Advent and Christmas hymns: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Silent Night,” “While Shepherd’s Watched Their Flocks by Night,” ”As With Gladness Men of Old,” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Admission is a suggested donation of $10. For more information please telephone 518293-7613 or send a message by e-mail to

and beloved operas of all time, “Aida,” for North Country audiences to view live on the big screen at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. This Opera is sponsored by Michael and Elaine Brown. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for LPCA members, $12 for students 18 and under. Series tickets are also avail-

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After years of work and preparation, the Adirondack Carousel finally was ready for riders during the Memorial Day weekend. From the story: “Twelve years ago, this carousel was a dream of one local woman who is also a carver. Her name, as many of you know, is Karen Loffler,” Adirondack Carousel Board Chair Marge Glowa said during the opening ceremonies. “And Karen’s dream has finally become a reality. This is with a vision to involve, encourage and inspire all youth to appreciate where we live, be environmentally responsible, enjoy the great outdoors of the Adirondacks, to be healthy and to have fun while doing it all...” “I’ve had goose bumps since I saw it more than two weeks ago,” Loffler said before Glowa’s opening remarks. “It’s very cool... It’s really spectacular that the community came together. Every little detail on the carousel was volunteered from someone, and so it’s really wonderful.”

The Saranac Lake athletic department had a great year in 2012, with two varsity teams going deep into the state tournament in their respective sports. In March, the Red Storm Hockey team, led by CVAC MVP Devin Darrah, made their way through sectional play and past Section II power Queensbury and to the final four in Utica. Darrah played one of his best games of the season, netting a hat trick, but the Oswego offensive attack was too much as the Red Storm fell, 6-4. Later, on the gridiron, the Red Storm leveled all competitors in the re-organized CVAC, posting a perfect 8-0 record and capturing the Class C title. Behind the arm and legs of league Most Valuable Player Matt Phelan, who was also a key member of the hockey team, the Red Storm defeated Ogdensburg Free Academy in the state regional round before falling to fall sports powerhouse Hoosick Falls in the regional final round,

The election season saw an onoff-on race for the position of Harrietstown Supervisor between Tom Catillaz and Bob Bevilacqua, in which the latter won the position for one year, when many feel there will be a rematch at the polls. From the story: “It was a good campaign,” Bevilacqua said. “We didn’t get sucked into any back and forth battles or anything. We just stuck to the message and I had a heck of a team behind me … and I think that’s how I came out on top...” “I think he did a very good job and he’ll do a very good job, and I wish him the best,” Catillaz said. “We will work together.” Catillaz said it’s too soon to know whether he’ll run for supervisor again in 2013. “It’s a long way away,” Catillaz said. “No commitment now. I’m still reeling from this. I’m exhausted.”

A five-day search for a missing Lake Placid man did not have a happy ending, as the body of 34year-old Seth Kilburn was found within 1,000 feet of his possible destination Aug. 17. Neighbors were shocked by the news. From the story: “I’m sure he took (the path) many times in his youth and at night, if you take the path and veer slightly on either side, there are drop offs in excess of six feet,” Lake Placid Police Chief Bill Moore said. “I think he got off his path slightly, and we believe the cause of death to be accidental...” For Travis Hudson, who lived at the home next to where Kilburn was discovered, the experience was very unreal. “Yesterday I was up picking berrys and I didn’t see him, but I wasn’t looking,” Hudson said... “I thought it was an animal or trash cans but it really didn’t click until today. Shocking to be that close and yet have no idea.”

Accusations, lawsuits and contentious public comment were the norm for the first part of 2012 during Lake Placid School Board meetings. It ended with a settlement in the lawsuit, filed by a former principal, and the non-renewal of Superintendent Randy Richards’ contract. From the story: “I intend to leave the Lake Placid Central School District at the end of the 2012-2013 school year as the Board of Education indicated that they will not be renewing my contract,” Richards wrote... On May 1, the school board approved a $65,000 budget transfer toward a settlement agreement with an unnamed individual after Mulderig had announced in April she would be leaving her position. Through multiple platforms, community members rallied support in favor of Richard’s resignation since the incident with Mulderig became public.

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SARANAC LAKE — Bring your children to watch Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on their sleigh to The Harrietstown Town Hall on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. Santa will start out from the Saranac Lake firehouse with a police and firemen escort and travel up Broadway to Main Street, and the Town Hall. Santa, Mrs. Claus and some jolly elves will be on hand to visit with all of the children. Kids will have the opportunity to personally express their wishes to Santa, and he has promised to

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Essex County’s own fiscal cliff Don’t worry, be happy


he latest estimate of the world’s demise has humanity’s fate sealed on Dec. 21, the Winter Solstice. If we manage to survive, historians will no doubt write about how we avoided certain doom only to face another, equally apocalyptic threat—the dreaded fiscal cliff. Yes, we might finally see the culmination of our elected official’s inability to accomplish anything of benefit to the rest of us, and it all seems so surreal, so distant, so beyond our control. But there is a way to get closer to the action, and all it takes is a trip to Essex County, home of the North Country’s own fiscal cliff debacle. Essex County’s fiscal cliff is not quite of the same magnitude as its big brother, but its proceedings do reflect a similar indecisive bickering that has been playing out at the national level. There are a lot of numbers and figures and percentages involved, but the bottom line is, if the Essex County board fails to start thinking ahead, things could become much worse in the upcoming years, regardless of who’s in charge. Essex County Manager Dan Palmer knows this, and he has officially removed himself from the equation as of Jan. 1. His announcement to retire came after he failed to convince county supervisors to accept a 3-year budget plan, and he isn’t going out without a few parting words. Palmer has warned the board that its current course, which will likely see the wounded budget haphazardly stitched together by the fund balance, is a dangerous one at best. Here’s how it works: Essex County collects taxes from its citizens and uses that money to pay for all kinds of services. There are things that have a known budget, like money allotted to pay county employees salaries, and there are things that are budgeted for, like road work, that might come in under that budget. The unused tax money is the fund balance, and it is particularly good for dealing with emergencies, such as the spring storm of 2011 and damage incurred by Tropical Storm Irene, which depleted the fund balance by $2.8 million last year. Essex County’s current course will see it utilizing that fund balance money to the tune of about $7 million to balance the county budget and meet the tax cap. The $2.8 million that went toward post-Irene re-

pairs is eventually supposed to be repaid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but it should be put back where it belongs — in the fund balance. The same can be said for the other $4 million or so of fund balance money that is being used to keep the tax levy down. As Irene taught us, the fund balance can come in handy, but the current budget proposal would only leave about $1 million in there if FEMA doesn’t come through, and that’s a scary thought considering the damage that has been incurred by storms in recent years. The kicker here is that the county tabled one of the more solid proposals — raising the occupancy tax to 5 percent, a 2 percent increase. The increase might not be popular among hoteliers, particularly the small scale operations, who fear that the extra charge would result in a decrease in tourism. But would a 2-percent increase, which amounts to $3 more for a $150-anight room, really deter people that much? It might be worth including something like that in the budget, considering County Treasurer Mike Diskin projects it will bring in $1.2 million. The occupancy tax certainly wouldn’t solve all of Essex County’s problems, but it would exhibit a modicum of foresight on the part of Essex County supervisors. The time to patch holes and wait until next year to see if they’ve sprung a leak is long gone — now is the time for action and making decisions that will have positive and expected long-term consequences. Dan Palmer knows it, which is refreshing until you realize that is also why he’s retiring — he doesn’t have faith that the current board can accomplish this, and he doesn’t want to be standing next to that dam when it bursts. At a recent meeting, Town of Moriah Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava said that personnel is the elephant in the room, and that the county needs to consider consolidating some of its staff, which is probably true, but the real elephant in the room isn’t the pachyderm — it’s the people feeding it. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Fred Herbst, Shaun Kittle, Keith Lobdell, Stephen Bartlett, Andy Flynn, Katherine Clark and John Gereau. Comments should be directed to

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come from a long line of worriers. As a youngster and even as an adult I found it difficult to understand why mom would worry about the smallest of things. When you’re young, life’s an adventure. Each day brings new opportunity. Today it may have rained but tomorrow is sure to be sunny and bright. Tomorrow was always a new day, full of opportunity, new events that would shape the day and the world. Change was good. Change was exciting. Change was welcomed. So why is it that as you age, not only do things start to sag, hair grows grey and recedes and your concern for things both in your control and beyond, begin to weigh heavy on your mind? Change is not so good. Change brings turmoil and confusion. Change is uncomfortable and triggers resistance. Mom, and her mom before her, would stress out over the big news of the day as well as the every day tasks. Tested by the great depression, two world wars, an evolving cold war, Korean Conflict, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, assassinations, riots in the street and political corruption, they had plenty of big things to worry about. Looking back their world went from one major crisis event to another. Despite their fears and concerns there was always an optimism that things would turnout okay. There was a happiness that calmed the underlining fears. They had faith, they had family, they had a society that somehow gave them an inner confidence. They were told that they had nothing to fear but fear itself. So they went about the tasks of the days building their lives and their future, focused on their jobs, their family and their dependence on each other. As I age I find myself more stressed than in my early years. Not only do I worry about the big issues of the day, national and international events, but even the little things seem to be a greater concern than they once did. There are plenty

of major issues to fret about as the world turns and there is always any number of Dan Alexander little things in Thoughts from life to bring Behind the Pressline about heartburn and sleepless nights. Is worrying about life’s ups and downs hardwired into my DNA, a hereditary trait, or is it just a function of aging? Or, does it come about as you begin to realize your plans for the future don’t always work out given the ebb and flow of an ever changing landscape and with those you share the world. A recent survey revealed that a resilient attitude may be the secret to aging successfully. In fact they believe a positive attitude may be more important to aging than good physical health. So there may be some truth to the old wives tale of worrying one’s self to death. So the bottom line is this; Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world on December 21st of this year; fiscal cliff looming on the horizon; financial struggles; personal concerns; what to write in next week’s column…. Hey, bring em on. There is little we can’t overcome if we approach things with a positive, can do attitude. If we’ve learned anything through out time there will always be issues beyond our control and as mere humans we are fallible, destined to trip up. We only make things worse for ourselves if we dwell on the negative. We need to be responsible for our actions but we only go around once so we need to make the most of what we’ve been given, keep our focus on the future and our optimism high. Life is short. Every day is a gift, which is why they call it the “present.” Dan Alexander is owner and publisher of Denton Publications. He may be reached at


Parade applications now available SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announces that applications for the 2013 Gala Parade on Feb. 9 are now available online at “We encourage people to get their applications in early so they can join the festivities of Winter Carnival and be a part of the 2013 Gala Parade,” said parade coordinator Eric Foster. Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 193 River St. in Saranac Lake. Completed applications should be mailed to PO Box 1142, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. “The theme this year is ‘Under the Sea,’ so get out your thinking caps, be creative and join in the fun,” Foster said. There will be first- and second-place trophies for both Floats and Walking Units in six different categories (Business, Civic or Volun-

teer Group, Youth Group, School Group, Independent Group, Animal Unit) as well as the Louis Fobare Trophy for Best in Parade. There will be a total of 25 awards. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, Inc. is a not-for-profit group of volunteers dedicated to organizing an annual mid-winter festival during the first two weeks of February. This 10-day, communitywide event traces its roots to a one-day Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club. The Carnival honors its heritage every year by building an Ice Palace from blocks of ice harvested from Lake Flower ’s Pontiac Bay, where Carnival events have been traditionally held for generations. For more information, visit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival web site at The 2013 Carnival will take place Feb. 1-10.


of no tax increases,” Connell said. “I was here for all six, and it was a mistake. I am deathly afraid of what this budget is going to mean for us in 2014. We are so far in the hole that I am not going to make the same mistake that I made for six years running.” “I feel relying on the FEMA money is relying on money that is not in our hands,” Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee said. “Should those monies not come in, we would be left with just over $1 million in fund balance and that would have us in real trouble.” North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi said he struggled with the decision. “I think that this is about making it through a financially difficult time in this state and for so many residents in Essex County,” Politi said. “It’s a difficult decision to support this proposal. There is no question that next year is going to be tough and the year after is going to be tough. This board needs to take a closer look at our operations and our personnel.” Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey said she felt this was a vote of conscious, referring to the vote made on the Horace Nye Nursing Home. “I think that this is a much bigger vote of conscious than that was because it affects all county residents of all income levels,” Corey said. “The vote is weighing which is more important and how do we balance. The things that I have seen over the last week really are worrisome.” Corey also said she agreed with Palmer that a new budget process needed to be followed. “The budget process that we have been using really is not serving us well,” Corey said. “Our county manager was right. This needs to be a three-year process in order to get us back on the right path.” Scozzafava said he felt depleting the fund balance could help lead to a balanced budget. “It might not be a bad thing if we deplete the fund balance because then we have to make cuts and deal with the real issues,” Scozzafava said. “I fully support this budget and feel confident and using the amount of fund balance that we are. Taxpayers are

Continued from page 1 rington (Crown Point), Sharon Boisen (Essex), Randy Douglas (Jay), Scozzafava, Roby Politi (Wilmington), Michael Marnell (Schroon), Deb Malaney (Ticonderoga), Ed Hatch (Willsboro) and Randy Preston (Wilmington). Voting against the budget were Gerald Morrow (Chesterfield), Margaret Bartley (Elizabethtown), Bill Ferebee (Keene), David Blades (Lewis), Sue Montgomery Corey (Minerva), George Canon (Newcomb), Ronald Moore (North Hudson) and Dan Connell (Westport). With only one person speaking during the public comment period of the meeting, a majority of supervisors took a chance to make their feelings known on the budget. “We can all appreciate the amount of work that has gone into the budget process this year,” Lewis Supervisor David Blades said. “I am most concerned with the future and the unknown. We can never get to a balanced budget by artificial means. It is my opinion that we are using an excessive amount of fund balance in order to make this board look good.” Blades also channelled Ebenezer Scrooge. “Coal must be rationed if we are to see substantial cuts in county spending,” he said. “We need to make those difficult decisions now, and not in the future.” Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said she felt the money coming from FEMA should not be used to bring down taxes. “The FEMA money represents money that we have already spent,” she said. “These funding sources will only replace money that we have already spent. I believe that next year will even be higher. I cannot support a budget that will only put us farther behind then we already are.” Westport Supervisor Dan Connell responded to supervisors who said the board should not have spent so many years with little or no increases to the levy. “There has been a quite a few times that we should not have gone through six years

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Van Anden hired as new SL chamber head SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Katy Van Anden has been hired as Chambers new Executive Director. A graduate of Saranac Lake High School, Katy grew up learning the ins and outs of small business while managing her parent’s local delicatessen and catering business, Lakeview Deli. She pursued her college career in the Berkshire Mountains to graduate magna cum laude from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a dual concentration business degree in Event Management and Marketing. Prior to returning to Saranac Lake she worked for Mezze Catering, a large full service event management company in the Berkshires.

Van Anden has demonstrated her enthusiasm for the community through her involvement with the Saranac Lake Women’s Civic Chamber, local fundraising efforts, and choreography for Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival Court and the Saranac Lake High School musicals. She brings a great deal of energy to the chamber and is excited to become more involved with the Saranac Lake’s regional community. Katy looks forward to meeting and understanding the needs of all of the membership and creating a collaborative environment that will provide benefits to all. Come to the Holiday Mixer on Dec. 12 and have a chance to meet and talk with Katy.

fed up with paying taxes.” “There are items in the budget I don’t like, but the lesson I learned in accounting is what you do one side of the ledger you do on the other,” Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch said. “I hope that we start doing that.” “I feel this is an excessive use of fund balance,” North Hudson Supervisor Ronald Moore said. “It deserves to be given back in measure to our people.” “I think we need to look at getting serious about downsizing and restructuring,” Ticonderoga Supervisor Deb Malaney said. “It’s not the right budget,” Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said. “No one

thought we would come under the tax cap. I have been real discouraged with what has been going on the last two weeks. I don’t want to throw one shovel of dirt out only to have three come back on me. All of this stuff to me is totally ridiculous. We tell them they are doing a good job then we take stuff away from them.” When asked his feelings on the changes, Palmer said, “I can’t make a bigger statement then I did,” referring to his retirement from the position of county manager. The board also voted against overriding the states tax levy cap, which they would meet with an increase of 1.13 percent.


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Vet to be buried at Arlington National SARANAC LAKE — The family of local World War II hero, Dr. Rene Joyeuse, who passed away earlier this year, recently received approval from the Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, for the burial of Dr. Joyeuse’s remains in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The family was originally denied permission for burial in Arlington because Joyeuse was not an American Citizen during WW II when he worked for the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and parachuted behind German Lines before DDay to with orders to gather crucial intelligence about German military installations, supply depots and troop movements so the allies could bombard them before the invasion. Joyeuse distinguished himself in this mission and others and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, personally presented by Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower, second in magnitude only to the Congressional Medal of Honor in the United States. France gave him its highest military honor, The Legion D'Honneur-Chevalier. McHugh cited these accomplishments in a letter to Mayor Clyde Rabideau, who, along with Congressman Bill Owens, lobbied the Department of the Army and requested permission to bury Dr. Joyeuse in Arlington. “Dr. Joyeuse’s case was carefully reviewed by senior leaders on my staff pursuant to our standard protocols for processing these requests,” said McHugh in correspondence. “Though Dr. Joyeuse was not a member of the U.S. military, these senior leaders overwhelmingly recommended that this request be granted due to his extraordinary heroism, lifetime scientific contributions and civilian service in support of the U.S. military. I agree, and have acted accordingly.” Joyeuse and his family came to the United States in 1955, became American citizens and then resided in Saranac Lake for the last 25 years as Dr. Joyeuse worked for the state correctional department and later retried there. He was also a noted surgeon who helped develop the first replacement heart valve and was a founder of the American Trauma Society.

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Freedom for the 21st century. He met with students and teachers to inspire them to be modern day abolitionists in the fight against human trafficking. Morris depicted the harsh conditions his relative Douglass endured to fight for his freedom and education. Over the course of event, Morris talked about slavery in Douglass’ time and today, and encourage audiences, especially students and teachers, to gather signatures for the New Proclamation of Freedom. People can go to to sign the petition and learn more about the fight against slavery today. Artist Robert Shetterly’s portraits of Lincoln, Dou-


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glass, John Brown, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and other 19th century leaders were on display throughout the weekend along with a facsimile of Lincoln’s first Emancipation Proclamation on loan from the New York State Library’s Manuscript and Special Collections Division. Shetterly said on Nov. 30 it was his quest for truth and honesty in the government which inspired him to start painting freedom fighters. As if it were the first time students had been told their government was not always honest with them. He elaborated on a famous Douglass quote “Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them,” to illustrate the government has led us to inhumane choices such as slavery and war. “No body wants to hear the government is lying to them. Theoretically governments are there to trust and to understand you are purposefully being mislead, who do you believe in, who can you trust,” Shetterly said. “It puts you in a very difficult position.” Among the other participants and events were writer Amy Godine on Adirondackers with roots in anti-slavery and civil rights movements, a screening of the popular Civil War film, Glory, at The Palace Theater in Lake Placid, in conjunction with the Adirondack Film Society, a lecture on women and emancipation by Dr. Margaret Washington, Sojourner Truth biographer and Cornell University Professor of History, and a keynote address by historian David Blight on the historical memory of the Civil War and emancipation. All events were part of Freedom Then, Freedom Now: The Long History of Emancipation sponsored by John Brown Lives!, North Country Community College, and the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation.

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Friday, Dec. 14 LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Christmas Concert, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 7 p.m. $12. 523-2512. SARANAC LAKE — Santa arrives at Harrietstown Town Hall, Broadway and Main Street, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15 SARANAC LAKE — Snowman Building Contest, Berkley Green, Main Street, 1– 3 p.m. LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market , Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex Building, 17 Algonquin Way. 10 a.m.1p.m. 523-2512, SARANAC LAKE — Santa at the Youth Center, 29 Woodruff Street, 3-5 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Children's/Family Green Crafts, Youth Center, 29 Woodruff Street, 5-7 p.m. SARANAC LAKE —Holiday Concert SL Middle School Special Chorus, Adirondack Carousel, 2 Depot St, noon, 8919521.

UPPER JAY — Martha Gallagher concert, at the Amos and Julia Ward theatre, Intersection of Rte 9N and 86, 7p.m. AUSABLE FORKS — “Here Come the Trains!” Opening & Reception, Tahawus Lodge Center, Windows Gallery, 14234 Rte 9N, Main St., 5-7p.m. 647-8266. LAKE PLACID — Met Live showing: Aida, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, 1 p.m. $16. 523-2512. UPPER JAY — Storytelling at Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec.16 AUSABLE FORKS — Public Swim, AuSable Valley Central School Swimming Pool, 28 Church Street, 2-4 p.m. $2, $1 for students. WILMINGTON — Village of Lights At Santa's Workshop, 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. $9.95, SARANAC LAKE — Community Christmas Celebration, Free Carousel Rides 2 – p.m. Free Gingerbread House Making for Kids and Parents 2 – 3:30 p.m., Adirondack Carousel, 2 Depot St., 891-9521

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Monday, Dec. 17 UPPER JAY — Quilters Gathering, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 New York 9N, 4:30 p.m. KEENE —Free osteoporosis classes, Keene’s Community Center, Church Street, 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 19 SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee meeting. 6 p.m. Large Group Instruction room at the Saranac Lake High School. Open to the public. Planning session for the 2013 Winter Carnival, set for Feb. 1-10. More information:

Friday, Dec. 21 WILMINGTON — Village of Lights At Santa's Workshop, 324 Whiteface Memorial Highway, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. $9.95,

Saturday, Dec. 22 LAKE PLACID — LPCA Green Market , Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex Building, 17 Algonquin Way. 10 a.m.-

1p.m. 523-2512, LAKE PLACID — "End of the World Survivors Party" Food, live music & Cash Prizes ($1000.00 - 50/50), Lyon Mountain Post #1623 Legion, 7p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Pet Pictures with “Santa Paws”, Youth Center, 29 Woodruff Street, 3-6 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Family Night Movie “Santa Clause 2”, Best Western Mountain Lake Inn, 487 Lake Flower Ave. 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 23 AUSABLE FORKS — Public Swim, AuSable Valley Central School Swimming Pool, 28 Church Street, 2-4 p.m. $2, $1 for students. LAKE PLACID — The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble (NAVE) to perform, $10. St. Agnes Church, 169 Hillcrest Ave. 523-2200. LAKE PLACID — Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble to perform Festival of Lessons and Carrols, St. Agnes Church, 169 Hillcrest Ave, 3 p.m.

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GENERAL 52" COLOR (J.V.C.) T.V., perfect condition, $250.00 (or) 35" Samsung Color T.V. $100.00 New. 518-523-1681 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here - Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (888) 6861704 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866)453-6204 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Call 800-510-0784 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV Authorized 800494-3586 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV Authorized. Call 888-201-8657 CA$H PAID-UP TO $27/BOX for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! 2 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID shipping. SE HABLA ESPANOL. Emma 1888-776-7771. CANADA DRUG CENTER. Safe and affordable medications. Save up to 90% on your medication needs. Call 1-888-734-1530 ($25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.) CHECK us out at

MEDICAL CAREERS begin here - Online training for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800 -510-0784 MEET SINGLES NOW! No paid operators, just people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages, connect live. FREE trial. Call 1-877-737-9447 MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888909-9905 MISCELLANEOUS ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV Authorized. Call 888-201-8657 MUSIC LESSONS for All Ages! Find a music teacher! Take Lessons offers affordable, safe, guaranteed music lessons with teachers in your area. Our pre screened teachers specialize in singing, guitar, piano, drums, violin and more. Call 1-888706-0263! PENDRAGON THEATRE 518-891-1854 REACH OVER 14 million homes nationwide with one easy buy! Only $1,795 per week for a 20 word classified! For more information go to

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: 1800-578-1363 Ext. 300N THE OCEAN CORP. 10840 Rockley Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train for a New Career. *Underwater Welder. Commercial Diver. *NDT/Weld Inspector. Job Placement Assistance. Financial Aid available for those who qualify. 1-800-321-0298. VIAGRA 100MG and CIALIS 20mg! 40 Pills + 4 FREE for only $99. #1 Male Enhancement, Discreet Shipping. Save $500! Buy The Blue Pill! Now 800-213-6202 WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call AIM (866) 854-6156.

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

MUSIC **OLD GUITARS WANTED! ** Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker. Prairie State, D'Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1920's thru 1980's. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440

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PIANO LESSONS *New Students Welcome. Please Call for Information 518-643-0152. *Experienced Teacher.

Valley News Legal Deadline

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HALTI-USA, LLC AKA HALTI USA, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/13/2007. Office location: ESSEX COUNTY, 114 Polarity Way, Lake Placid, NY 12946. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the National Registered Agents, Inc. 875 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 501, New York, NY 10001 Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-42164 -----------------------------

FFH I, LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SSNY ON 10/12/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2296 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-12/1-1/5/13-6TC42199 -----------------------------

CUPOLA HOUSE ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN, LLC Articles of Org. filed Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/26/2012. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 2278 Main St., PO Box 99, Essex, NY 12936. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.


WANTED TO BUY BUYING EVERYTHING! FURS, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. BUYING NY & VT GINSENG Paying $600/lb-$900/lb, depending on age and condition. Call or email John if interested. 603-306 -4675 BUYING/ SELLING BUYING/SELLING: gold, gold coins, sterling silver, silver coins, diamonds, fine watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek, Phillippe), Paintings, furs, estates. Call for appointment (917)6962024 Jay BUYING/SELLING: GOLD, gold coins, sterling silver, silver coins, diamonds, fine watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek, Phillippe), paintings, furs, estates. Call for appointment 917-696-2024 JAY CA$H PAID- up to $26/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Hablamos Espanol. 1-800 -371-1136 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Wanted Check us out Online! All Major Brands Bought 1866-446-3009

WANTED TO BUY Wanted: Will Pay up to $15.00 for High School Yearbooks 1900-2012. Any School, Any State. or 214514-1040

REVERSE MORTGAGES -NO mortgage payments FOREVER! Seniors 62+! Government insured. No credit/income requirements. Free 28 pg. catalog. 1-888-660 3033 All Island Mortgage

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF IRWIN FARM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/06/12. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: Rt. 1, P.O. Box 80, Whallons Bay Rd., Essex, NY 129369706. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

YAMAHA KEYBOARD With Axman Stand, Excellent Condition $75.00 518-578-5500


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JIM GRANT PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/12. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: PO Box 613, Lake Placid, NY 12946. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to James W. Grant at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Create, produce and market exercise videos. VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-20739 -----------------------------

YEARBOOKS UP to $15 paid for high school yearbooks 1900-2012. www. or 214514-1040

RECORD COLLECTOR would like to buy record collections and sheet music. Cash Paid! Please Call 518-846-6784.

VN-11/17-12/22/126TC-20742 -----------------------------

SUZUKI GUITAR LESSONS Willing to Travel. (860)716-8843 or http://adirondackguitarlessons. for info.

WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH A ST. JUDE RIATA DEFIBRILLATOR LEAD WIRE between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped or did you receive shocks from the lead? You may be entitled to compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727


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December 15, 2012

THE STEVENS COTTAGE LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SSNY ON 10/17/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2296 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-12/1-1/5/13-6TC42198 ----------------------------NORDIC SUN ENTERPRISES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/16/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 808, Lake

Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 2830 Wilmington Rd., Lake Placid, NY 12946. VN-12/8-1/12/13-6TC42242 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE ESSEX COUNTY FAIR HOUSING Notice if hereby given that Essex County is committed to furthering fair housing. The Federal Fair Housing Law, as well as the Laws of new York State, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, financing, and brokerage of housing based on race, creed, color, gender, national origin, familial status, or handicap. Essex County pursuant to the local fair housing strategy has appointed a fair housing officer who may be reached at: Essex County Planning Office Department of Planning Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3687 The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Toll Free Fair Housing Hotline number is: 1-800-669-9777 or 1-800-927-9275 (TDD for the hearing impaired) VN-12/15/12-1TC42255 T T- 1 2 / 1 5 / 1 2 - 1 T C 42255

WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, before 1980, Running or not. $Top CASH$ PAID! 1-315-5698094

WANTED: WILL Pay up to $15.00 for High School Yearbooks 19002012. Any School/Any State. or 214514-1040 WANTS TO PURCHASE minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 Call and place your listing at 1-800-989-4237

----------------------------SEALED BIDS will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on January 10, 2013,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 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 applicable) and the proposal in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Plans and proposals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are also available on Bid Express ( for a monthly subscription fee. CDs can be obtained from the NYSDOT, Plan Sales Unit, 1st

AMERICAN BULLDOG Puppies NKC Reg. M/F, Johnson Type, Family Raised, Shots & Wormings UTD, Genetic Health Guaranteed, Parents on Premises, 4th. Generational Pups, with 18 yrs. Experience, Pet Only $1000.00 (OR) with Full Reg. $1200.00 For more information please call: 518-597-3090

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/ cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lake views. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518962-4420.

FURNISHED PARK Model with attached room, Voyager Resort, Tucson, Arizona #6-256. Prime corner lot with 3 fruit trees, and a 1995 Buick Roadmaster. Go to www.forsalebyowner for pictures and details. Ad Listing #23927596. $23,950. Call Karen Armstrong 518-563-5008 or 518 -569-9694.

REAL ESTATE WANTED FARM, LAND and FARMS WANTED. Serious cash buyer seeks investment property, 200 acres and up, with or without mineral rights. Brokers welcome. For immediate confidential response, call 607563-8875 ext.13 or e-mail NORTHERN LAND, Wanted for home building, 3 to 50 acres within 20 miles of Plattsburgh. or call 518 563 2849

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME LAND 5 ACRES BORDERS FOREST, use Deer Creek, $16,900. 7 acres, 2brooks, $19,900. Financing. 1-888683-2626 LAND FOR SALE Oneonta, NY area 2,600 sq ft Farm house 5 BR, 2 Baths on 5 acres. Views 1,120' Elevation $109,00 Owner Financing. More Land available CALL: 518-861-6541 OXBOW, NY WATERFRONT ON PAYNE LAKE. Cliffs view. 16 acres (8 acreswaterfront). $165K. Develop or just enjoy. 1-919-606-7513 UPSTATE NEW YORK LAND BEST INVESTMENT EVER. Over 100 parcels: 5 to 250acres beautiful trees, ponds, streams. Safe, quiet, peaceful, 5 acres woodlands: $12,995.3 acres So. Tier farm: $13,995. New cabin on quiet river: $59,995. 267 acres large timbertract: $1,000/acre. Call now: 1-800-229-7843 or visit

MOBILE HOME 96 COLONY 14X80, Mobile Home, 3br/2ba, master bathroom has jet tub, deck, gardens,appraised at $23,000 but selling at $13,000 obo 518-5725468.

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 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 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 Amend-

MORRISONVILLE, NY , 3 BR/1 BA Single Family Home, 1,056 square feet, built in 1979, New roof, kitchen, bath & water heater. Full basement. $99,500 OBO. MAKE ME MOVE! 518-4209602

STONE HOUSE IN LEWIS at 8619 Route 9, recently remodeled, full dry basement, 2 car garage with walk up loft, laundry room with new front load washer and dryer, all appliances stay, large stone fireplace, will help with closing cost. Call 518-873-2120 to see.

VACATION PROPERTY EXTENSIVE LISTINGS in Central New York, including Delaware, Schoharie, Otsego,Chenango and Madison counties...go to

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ments. 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. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.0 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirma-

tively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. BIDDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT AWARD OF THESE CONTRACTS MAY BE CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF A B U D G E T A P P R O P R I AT I O N BILL BY THE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Reg. 01, Sam Zhou, Acting Regional Director, 50 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12232 D262199, PIN 1809.21, Essex, Greene, Saratoga, Schenectady & Warren Cos., Bridge Painting at Various Locations in Region 1., Bid Deposit $750,000.00, NO PLANS, Proposals on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/WBE 13 - 7% VN-12/15-12/22/122TC-42254 ----------------------------Short on cash? Sell no longer needed items for extra cash! To place an ad call 1-800-989-4237.

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ACCESSORIES TRUCK CAP 4 Sale fiberglass, gray, fits '03 Tundra access cab or similar, 6.5' bed, 67" wide. 518891-5818 $200.


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17’ FIBERGLASS Cab boat, ready for restoration, $2500. 518-561-0528

AUTO WANTED 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 CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208

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.


1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $3000. 518-359-8605 2001 SUPRA SANTERA low hrs., mint cond., great ski wake board boat, beautiful trailer included, $19,500. 518-354-8089 2005 WHITEHALL SPIRIT rowing/sailboat. Classic boat, rare find. Must sell! Asking $6400 OBO. 845-868-7711 HOBIE 16’ Cataman parts, hulls, trempoline deks, masts, $500. 518-561-0528

CARS 1952 DESOTO White/Blue, no rust, small Hemi,, great project car. Serious inquires only. $3500. 518-962-4688 1980 OLDSMOBILE 4 door Cutlass, good transmission, body, 4.3L/260, 8 cyl., 97K, rear brake fluid line leak, must tow away. Asking $750. 518-563-2509 Leave Message. Call: (518) 563-2509 HYUNDAI ACCENT 2010, never been driven in snow, very good shape, well maintained, 68,000 miles, DK Blue Black Interior, am/fm CD, air, auto, front wheel drive, great tires, new battery, new wiper blades, 38 mpg., $7600. 518-873-1067 no call after 8pm.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT 1985 HEIL insulated 6000 gallon stainless steel tank trailer, $5000. 518-5610528

MOTORCYCLES 1989 YAMAH Virago runs good $1250; 2003 Hyosung runs good, $2000. Please call 518-962-4394 2002 HONDA VTX 1800, mint condition, many extras, $4500. 518-492-2348 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 Mint condition. 11,000 miles. Many extras incl. new battery, removable luggage rack, back rest & windshield. 518-946-8341. $4,500 2010 HONDA STATELINE 1200 Miles, Black, 1312cc $8,500 518-569-8170

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KZ1000MKII, W1-650, H1-500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3-400 Suzuki GS400, GT380, CB750 CASH PAID. FREE NATIONAL PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726

TRUCKS 1940 DODGE MILITARY Power Wagon, WC Model, 4x4, $1800. 518-561-0528 2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, Asking $3595. 518-576-9042

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