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fred@denpubs.com CROWN POINT Ñ Crown Point and Ticonderoga schools will not merge. The Crown Point Central School board of education rejected a possible merger by a unanimous vote Dec. 17, prompting cheers from those at the meeting. The decision came after the board received petitions from both community residents and students asking it to end merger talks. The resident petition had more than 450 signatures. More than 100 students signed their petition. Bette Pertak presented the community petition to the school board. It read: Ò We, the undersigned, request that the Crown Point school board hear our voices now and say no to a merger with Ticonderoga school. We want our children in our community to continue their education, play sports and graduate as a Crown Point Panther.Ó No one spoke in favor of a merger. Ò The school, superintendent, school board and teachers are doing a fine job, there is no reason to merge,Ó Pertak said. Ò If we merge, Crown Point loses.Ó Several community members spoke, praising the education at Crown Point school and noting the importance of the school to the communityÕ s identity. Ò I am totally against a merger,Ó Ken LaDeau said. Ò I have served on the board for two terms. CPCS is not a bad place. The taxpayers are very lucky to have a great building that is the anchor of our

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Ti classroom reading lounge grows By Fred Herbst

fred@denpubs.com TICONDEROGA Ñ The Ticonderoga Middle School Reading/Literacy Lounge has been restocked thanks to a grant. The International Paper Co. Foundation awarded a $2,250 grant to the school, which was used to purchase 350 new books. The reading/ literacy lounge now has more than 700 titles. Ò My goal is to create habitual, critical, joyous readers,Ó Kyle Lang, seventh grade English teacher, said. Ò WeÕ ve been able to create a library here that entails the classics as well as high-interest books that kids can read for fun. I want to create readers for life.Ó The Ticonderoga Middle School Reading/ Literacy Lounge is separate from the school library, ItÕ s housed in LangÕ s classroom and provides students with easy access to reading material in a casual setting. Ò The school library is wonderful and very important to our students; it can get books I canÕ t,Ó Lang said. Ò ItÕ s important to have book at Ô home,Õ so to speak. I want students to be able to relax in the classroom and browse through the books. I want them to feel free to pick up any book and read. Ò Independent reading is a pillar in my classroom,Ó he said. Ò These kids read anywhere from 20 to 100 books a year.Ó Lang established the Ticonderoga Middle

School Reading/Literacy Lounge in 2007 using other grants, including one from IP. Ò Our (classroom) library was starting to show its age; the wear and tear was taking a toll on the books,Ó Lang said. Ò I decided to submit the IP grant and they approved it. IÕ m very thankful.Ó Lang noted the assistance of International PaperÕ s Donna Wadsworth and Jane Kuhl. The Ticonderoga Middle School Reading/ Literacy Lounge has as many as three copies of several popular books. Lang said that allows students to discuss their reading with each other. Ò I want more than readers, I want thinkers,Ó the teacher said. Ò I want them to talk about the books they read.Ó And write. Ò The kids write about the books, too,Ó Lang said. Ò They write literary essays disguised as letters to me. We write back-and-forth discussing the books. I want them to become experts on the books they read.Ó School can be viewed as work, Lang said, but it doesnÕ t have to be that way. Ò It may be the work weÕ re doing, but it can be a fun activity,Ó he said. Ò If itÕ s fun theyÕ ll read more. ThatÕ s the goal.Ó Pictured at right: The Ticonderoga Middle School Reading/Literacy Lounge has been re-stocked thanks to a grant. Showing some of the new books are Bryce Gautreau, Russell Gallo III, Emily Purkey and Katie Shelmidine.

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New Year event to aid Ticonderoga celebration By Fred Herbst

fred@denpubs.com TICONDEROGA Ñ The committee planning TiconderogaÕ s annual July 4th celebration is planning to welcome 2014 with a fundraising event. Ò Ring in the New YearÓ will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, 6 to 9 p.m. at The Pub on Montcalm Street. It will benefit the Best Fourth in the North, the communityÕ s annual Independence Day festivities. The event will feature guest bartenders serving patrons. Tips will be donated to the July 4th celebration. Toby Herbert, Bob Dedrick, John McDonald and Sherry Burleigh have agreed to be guest bartenders. Additional guest bartenders may be announced on the Best Fourth in the North Facebook page. Ò We hope people will join our volunteer, guest bartenders on Jan. 4 to Ô Ring in the New YearÕ and support the Best Fourth in

the North celebration,Ó said John Bartlett, chairman of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership and a Best Fourth committee member. Ò We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Jeremy (Treadway) and Jenna (Miller) from The Pub and all of our guest bartenders for their assistance.Ó The 2014 Best Fourth in the North celebration will take place July 1-4. Ò The Best Fourth in the North Celebration does attract many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports local businesses and the local economy,Ó said Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director and a Best Fourth committee member. Several other Best Fourth fund raising events are planned, including the annual Ti High Alumni Basketball Tournament, Fourth of July Night at The Pub, a coin drop and BucketÕ s Bog. Ò We encourage people to participate in as many fund raisers for the Fourth of July celebration as possible throughout the year,Ó said Debbie Barber, Best Fourth committee chairwoman. Ò Without the support of our area businesses and community the celebration we all enjoy and has become a Ticonderoga tradition

The Ticonderoga Elementary School have collected 9,731 box tops to help fund arts in education. The goal for the academic year is 25,000 box tops. This year the Parent-Teacher Organization donated two $50 Walmart gift cards that were used as prizes for the homeroom that collected the most of box tops. The Sentinel Grille donated $162 towards the program through its monthly give-back promotion, Target donated a $25 gift card to use as a prize, and Walmart donated five $10 gift cards to also use as prizes.

would not be possible. Ò The celebration costs $25 - $30,000 each year,Ó she said. Ò We do receive support from the town of Ticonderoga that we are most appreciative of, but most of the money is raised by the committee.Ó The Best Fourth In The North Committee is a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership. For more information visit www.best4thinthenorth.com, contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619 or Email chamberinfo@ ticonderogany.com. The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a not-forprofit organization established in 2007. Its mission is to create and enhance the economic, historic and social development of TiconderogaÕ s traditional business district, employing the National Trust Main Street CenterÕ s guidelines for organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring. Meetings are held monthly and volunteers are always welcome. Like the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership on Facebook to stay up to date on TMSP events, news and more. For more information on the TMSP visit www.timainstreet.org.

The Northern Lake George Rotary Club kayak raffle winner is Linda Fusco, a summer resident of Hague. At the drawing were, from left, Beth Barton-Navitsky, past president, John Barber, secretary, and Diane Dickson, president. Northern Lake George Rotary Club meets on Tuesday mornings at the Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks.

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Ticonderoga Area Chamber plans mixer The Pub to host Jan. 16 event By Fred Herbst

fred@denpubs.com TICONDEROGA Ñ The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce January After Business Mixer will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at The Pub 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Pub is located at 105 Montcalm St. Sponsors providing door prizes will be Fort Ticonderoga, Glens Falls National Bank and LibbyÕ s Bakery CafŽ . Ò We invite all Ticonderoga area chamber members and area business people to attend the January After Business Mixer at The Pub,Ó said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director. Ò Not only is it a perfect opportunity to network, but a chance to support another business

within the Ticonderoga area. Networking is the perfect way for the business community to connect and support one another. In addition, it is a chance for businesses to discuss common issues and concerns and provide this information to the chamber. We will be handing out our 2014 Save The Date of events as well as talking about the year ahead. Ò The chamberÕ s After Business Mixers provide a networking forum for area business people in addition to showcasing the site of the host as well as promoting the door prize sponsors,Ó he said. Ò All area business people, chamber members and their employees are invited to attend. Networking is a key component of chamber membership and marketing your business. Chamber members and area business people are encouraged to take advantage of this and all networking opportunities.Ó The Pub has a new menu including sandwiches and clubs with house-made roast beef,

Nancy Kelley and Sylvia Boyce from the Ticonderoga Kiwanis Club present Maria Waters from Heritage Commons with a check for its Residents’ Activities Fund. The Kiwanis Club sponsored a Christmas party for the residents which included Christmas music by the Ticonderoga High School brass band, ice cream and a visit from Santa.

turkey and ham. The menu also includes wraps, Philly cheese steak, meatball parm, variety of fresh handmade pizzas including specialty pizzas, homemade appetizers, and new appetizers. Take out is available for all items. The Pub is open Wednesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. and Sunday from Noon. The Pub also has NFL Sunday Ticket. “We are thrilled to be able to host the first After Business Mixer of 2014 for the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce,Ó said Jenna Miller, The Pub manager. Ò We enjoy working with the chamber to support the business community and the Ticonderoga area as a whole. We hope to see many faces on Jan. 16. Please stop by to celebrate the New Year, enjoy some of our wonderful appetizers and relax.Ó Although an RSVP is not required, it is appreciated and can be made by calling the chamber at 585-6619.

June Curtis visits with Matthew Courtright, executive director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, during the chamber’s December After Business Mixer.

Keith’s Meat Market held its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony recently. The shop is located at 109 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga. The ribbon cutting was sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Keith’s Meat Market, formerly Two Brothers Meat Market, is a full service meat market and deli. It is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It can be reached by calling 558-1234. From left are Starr Pinkowski, a chamber trustee; Santa, Matt Courtright, chamber executive director; Louise and Keith Curcio, owners; Ticonderoga Supervisor Deb Malaney, John Bartlett and Molly Bechard of the chamber.

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Business leaders stress teamwork to students IP, Inter-Lakes support workforce training at Ti High By Fred Herbst

fred@denpubs.com TICONDEROGA Ñ Teamwork is the key to running a successful business, so that makes teamwork the top attribute employers seek when hiring workers. That was the message delivered to Ticonderoga High School students recently as leaders from the communityÕ s two largest employers Ñ International Paper and Inter-Lakes Health Ñ visited a senior economics class. Ò Our philosophy is Ô other centeredÕ ,Ó William Ò ChipÓ Holmes, Inter-Lakes Health president and CEO, told students. Ò We look for people who are willing to give more than they get back; people who are willing to work together for the good of others. Any time we make a decision we come back to that philosophy.Ó Inter-Lakes Health, which includes Moses-Ludington Hospital, Heritage Commons nursing facility, Lord Howe Estates, Moses Senior Apartments and a variety of specialty clinics, has 270 employees with a $13 million annual payroll. Ò WeÕ re a health care facility and weÕ re obviously concerned with the health of our communityÕ s residents,Ó Holmes said. Ò But weÕ re also concerned about the communityÕ s economic health. WeÕ re pleased we can provide jobs to local people.Ó Chris Mallon, manager of the Ticonderoga International Paper Co. mill, said his facility hired more than 60 people in the past year. It has 620 employees. “We always look for the most qualified person when we hire someone,” Mallon said. “Who is most qualified? We look at high school graduates, college graduates; we look for people who have been involved in sports, community and church projects. We try to create a complete picture of the individual to see if they’ll fit on our team.” The business leaders look for common characteristics when hiring. They want team players, people eager to learn, those with organizational skills and those with a work ethic. Ò Technical skills are a great help, but if a person is willing to work we can teach them what weÕ d like done,Ó Mallon said. Ò We want people who are interested in being part of the team, not just looking for a pay check.Ó Jay Wells, the Ti High economics teacher, told his class teamwork will be a key to their futures. Ò How many times have you heard the word Ô teamworkÕ to-

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At the end of the course, students will take a national exam. Those who pass will receive a certification that tells prospective employers they have specific workplace skills. Ò We are excited to have the program up and running,Ó Wells said. Ò Students will complete the testing portion of this program that gives them the certificate in February.” International Paper and Inter-Lakes Health believe in the National Workforce Readiness Certification program. So much so, the two firms are paying the costs of testing Ti High students. Ò We are having all of our seniors take and earn the Workforce Readiness Credential,Ó John McDonald, Ti school superintendent, said. Ò We are doing it as part of the senior economics course. “This certificate tells potential employers that these students have the skills to enter the workforce and, according to local economic development groups, is something employers are looking for,” he said. “We feel the skills taught in the course can benefit any student, whether they are heading to college or the workforce. IP and Inter-Lakes are funding the tests and the state has given an equal number of vouchers to fund future years assessments.Ó Mallon and Holmes said they are pleased local students are getting the workforce readiness training. Ò WeÕ re pleased we can do this,Ó Holmes said. Ò ItÕ s an investment in our community that will, hopefully, help us as well.Ó The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance also offers National Workforce Readiness Credential training locally through North Country Community College at its Ticonderoga campus.


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or many years, it seemed those of us living in Northern New York could not catch a break. ItÕ s hard enough when we leave the area and people ask us where we are from. The response, Ò Northern New York,Ó is always followed by, “Albany?” “Syracuse?” “Buffalo?” “?” Seriously, there actually was a national television reporter who would refer to Weschester County as Northern New York. It felt lawmakers saw the state in the same light. Millions and billions of dollars would flow like honey to everywhere but here, the Adirondacks. The rest of the state would evolve while the Adirondacks remained sheltered to all but a select few. Fortunately, one of those select few now wears the mantle of Governor, Andrew Cuomo. Since his election just over three years ago, the state funding pipeline has been expanded to include the North Country and the Adirondacks. The most recent example is the North Country Economic Development Council receiving $81.3 million in state funding to help with projects that will drive the economy of the region. Saranac Lake, which has been an Adirondack playground for Cuomo, received a generous share of the funding, with $5 million for the renovation of the Hotel Saranac and $2 million for the construction of a new resort and waterfront restaurant at the former Lake Flower Hotel. Bionique Testing Laboratories received $650,000 for expansion at its Lake Clear facility, adding 10,000 square feet for laboratories, storage and conference rooms; and the Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake received $3,360 for the hiring of a seasonal intern. Mayor Clyde Rabideau said Cuomo spoke highly of the area: Ò He really grew to love the area, knows what we are about and knows what we need.Ó It wasnÕ t just Saranac Lake. In Tupper Lake, the Wild Center received $250,000 to support Phase 2 of its Wild Walk. A pair of North Country movie theaters in Indian Lake and Au Sable Forks received funding necessary to make the transition to digital projection technology in order to stay in business. The Adirondack North Country Association received $59,200 for the Adirondack Regional Arts Trail. Towns and municipalities received funding for infrastruc-

ture projects and green energy alternatives. Two days later, the towns of Indian Lake, Long Lake, Minerva, Newcomb and North Hudson celebrated the land classification decisions made by the Adirondack Park Agency which would allow for snowmobile and hiking trail connectivity between the five towns and chances for economic growth. Cuomo was also at the forefront of this movement, bringing parties on the government, conservation and environmental sides of the issue to the table to come up with a land classification that would be acceptable to all sides. The state also showed strong support for the passage of Propositions 4 and 5, which both benefit the economy of the Adirondack Park. These are the most recent examples, but the biggest may still be the GovernorÕ s reaction to the North Country following Tropical Storm Irene. Cuomo was in the North Country two days after the storm cut its way through our region, devastating towns, destroying homes and uprooting families. His message remained constant: Ò We will rebuild better than before.Ó Since, the Cuomo administration has helped to fill the gap for the North Country, securing funding to rebuild both the Keene and Upper Jay Fire Houses and covering the remaining 25 percent in funding for FEMA property buyouts. We can sit here and hope that if it were any other governor, things would have been the same. But, we never saw David Patterson or Eliot Spitzer in the North Country. George Pataki, now an Essex resident, was the last governor before Cuomo to come to the area with any frequency, but not like this. Not all of his decisions have found favor here. The SAFE Act is a real bone of contention with a majority of North Country residents, many of whom are dependent upon or are themselves sportsmen. Local political leaders are split on the tax levy cap. Conservative groups find his push for equal marriage rights upsetting. However, with Andrew Cuomo in office, the state has often smiled upon the people of the North Country and the Adirondacks. As he prepares for what will most likely be a re-election bid as whispers of higher office float around him, we can only hope it remains this way for a long time to come. Ñ

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he year 2013 seemed to spring and fallÕ s devastating flash by in the blink of tornadoes. The West Coast saw eye. While itÕ s hard to some of the worst brush fires in believe weÕ re in the last week recent years in which not only of the year, itÕ s time to face facts property was destroyed on a because like it or not, 2014 is massive scale, but also tragicalstaring us in the face. The pace ly claimed the lives of numerof life these days seems to have ous firefighters and residents. accelerated the calendar. TechWe continued to see senseless nology was supposed to give us shootings at schools and public Dan Alexander more time but oddly enough, it places that continued to fuel Thoughts from has done the opposite, keeping discussions on bullying, metal us so occupied that times flies. health, and gun legislation Behind the Pressline I have mixed feelings when which has resulted in growing it comes to turning the page on purchases of guns, assault rifles 2013 but each new year brings new hope, op- and ammunition. We also witnessed the tertimism and a sense of new beginnings. 2013 rorist bombing during the Boston Marathon had its moments of ups and downs. It was and the extended search for the perpetrators. oddly very different than 2012, but yet in The world came together recently to celeother ways, continued with unresolved issues brate the life of Nelson Mandela and also earcarried over from the previous year. lier in the year to witness resignation of one The year closed on a positive note with our pope and the election of a new PeopleÕ s Pope, government bodies finally agreeing on a twoone who is changing the Papacy and putting year federal budget plan that received bipar- a renewed sense of faith in the hearts of many. tisan support. Congressman Ryan (R-WI) and At the same time, the world seems no safer as Senator Murray (D-WA) put partisan politics a number of hotspots around the globe could aside and found a way to address their party ignite at any time. philosophical differences and focused on the We are also witnessing a new player in the common ground on which they could both exploration of space as China lands a rover agree. Our government was facing another on the moon and has announced ambitious debt limit showdown in February, so we must plans to surpass the previous exploits of the consider it an encouraging sign that an agree- United States. Time will tell if this nation is ment was reached by these long-time bicker- challenged by this competition or if we are ing political parties averting another possible no longer motivated to lead the world in adshutdown of the federal government like we vancements of science and exploration. experienced in the fall. If weÕ ve learned nothOur world and the nation will continue to ing over the last few years, it is that nothing be affected by major events but its how we beneficial gets accomplished when the two choose to deal with these events that defines sides dig in their heels and lob grenades at who we are as a people. How we support each each other. other and deal with the effects of these events 2013 also left us hanging. The economy makes all the difference. We can only hope hasnÕ t shown any true clear direction towards and pray that we can begin to address many recovery or recession. The stock market con- of these issues that cry out for resolution, cotinues to soar upwards and gasoline prices operation, understanding and compromise, continue to ebb and flow showing no ratio- especially when it comes to school shootings nal signs of why. Health care hasnÕ t gotten and the senseless taking of lives. any cheaper. Many Americans have lost their On behalf of all of us at Denton Publicahealth insurance and there still appears to be tions and New Market Press, we sincerely as much ranker over where the Affordable hope your 2014 is full of prosperity and joy Health Care Act will take the nation, as its for you, your family, your community, our rollout has been fraught with many problems. country and this small planet we share and Many among our countrymen are still left call home. recovering from Hurricane SandyÕ s 2012 efDan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton fects on the East Coast while other parts of Publications. He may be reached at dan@denpubs. the country continue to recover from the com.


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Tree appreciated To the Times of Ti: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the fine individuals who worked to light the Christmas tree on top of Mount Defiance, Dave Iuliano, Tracy Smith, Pat Herbert and Keith Dolback. These men have not only donated their time, but funds to keep the tree lit. In case anyone doesnÕ t know, this tree is lit every year in memory of all U.S. military veterans, both past and present. Hopefully the tradition of putting up this veterans memory tree on Mount Defiance will go on forever by like individuals. Hopefully some organizations like the American Legion or the VFW will take on this responsibility. God Bless America! Albert Powvorznik Ticonderoga

Shame on Crown Point To the Times of Ti: This is a sad report (Crown Point rejects school merger) from the Times of Ti e-mail (online) edition. It is really pathetic, showing the immense manipulative power of small citizen groups in Crown Point (as in Ti) who have subverted a logical, methodical analytical process to evaluate a possible merger. The planned process would clearly not have bypassed the communityÕ s decision and would have given multiple opportunities to vote down a merger. But this Crown Point group has manipulated that process, ganged up on the board before any final report was published, and essentially forced them -- for political reasons -- to reject the merger out of hand. What a waste of the money and efforts of all those involved in the merger study -- clearly a great amount of expended money and effort. What can one say except shame on the Crown Point school board -- and town government -- for allowing this to happen in this way. Lost to both communities is the estimated $1 million annual savings that could have benefited both towns. It will rightly leave many voters aghast that the process could have played out this way in a democratic society where ordinary respectful citizens had been led to believe that they would have later had a vote on a merger which will now be denied them. Shame! Richard Wray Ticonderoga

Elder care a key issue To the Times of Ti: Our communities are experiencing a growing percentage of older residents who are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to health care decisions. As we all age, we will seek out a mix of traditional and new services to help support the lifestyle we choose. Recognizing this, the state is directing resources to identify and create the new services necessary to balance the segment of our health care system that has become overly reliant on providing elder care in an institutional setting. Traditionally our region and others have turned to nursing home care for people who are perceived as no longer able to live on their own, or arenÕ t quite ready to go home after hospitalization following surgery or a major health event. The care provided in our nursing homes is second to none, however, as people remain healthier and live longer, the traditional nursing home is no longer viewed as the preferred setting. Recently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah announced a $7.1 million grant award through the Vital Access/Safety Net Provider Program (VAP) to the Blue Line Group. The Blue Line Group is a partnership of the only four non-public, not-for-profit nursing homes in the 6-million acre Adirondack Park: Adirondack Tri-County in North Creek, Heritage Commons in Ticonderoga, Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake and Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid. Eight months ago, The Blue Line Group embarked on a journey to serve as a convener of new ideas and partnerships that will address and resolve the well documented challenges threatening the viability of long term care services in our region. In the short-term, the Vital Access Provider funds secured by Blue Line Group will help address the fiscal distress its nursing

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homes have endured following years of Medicaid reimbursements that fell short of the actual cost of care. By providing financial stability, Blue Line Group partners will be better positioned to proactively focus on long-term solutions by aligning business strategies and care coordination to meet the changing health care needs of our region. These long term solutions will identify innovative economies of scale, centralized purchasing, new services for seniors and other models of care to serve a diverse and growing segment of the population. The Adirondack region is expected to see a 23 percent increase in persons aged 65 and older between 2010 and 2020, a rate that is 15 percent greater than Upstate New York as a whole. According to a 2009 regional assessment, if current population trends continue in the next twenty years, the Adirondacks will rival FloridaÕ s west coast with the oldest population in America. This growing group does not see themselves as purely needing the services of a skilled long term care setting, but rather services that facilitate wellness to return home or an environment with supportive living services. These services may include, but are not limited to adult day care, licensed home care, physical rehabilitation or nutritional counseling. The Blue Line Group was formed on the fundamental premise our regionÕ s nursing homes face a shared set of challenges that can be overcome by working together. The ultimate goal is to ensure those who choose to live a long and full life in the Adirondacks have access to a mix of traditional and new community based alternatives delivered by a financially stable system and well-trained workforce. We are grateful to Gov. Cuomo and Commissioner Dr. Shah for showing their support and recognizing we need to proactively position our collective organizations to meet the health care needs of our community. Hal Payne, Administrator, Adirondack Tri-County Laura Tirado, Administrator, Heritage Commons Marc Walker, Administrator, Uihlein Living Center Elena Vega-Castro, Administrator, Mercy Living Center

Speed, alcohol cause crashes To the Times of Ti: There is a total of 9,991 miles of trails in the New York State Snowmobile Trail System that comes under funding and regulations of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. In the last season there were 116,725 NYS snowmobile registrations and 1.65 reported accidents per 1,000 registrations with 14 fatalities According to the OPRHP during the 2012/13 snowmobile season the major causes of snowmobile accidents were excessive speed and intoxication. The law states that a snowmobile accident which involves bodily or property damage of $1,000 or more must be reported to the local law enforcement agency and the OPRHP. From my observations of debris left along the trails, I believe there are many accidents that go unreported. Most of the accidents are attributed to excessive speed, which is also a side effect of intoxication. Risk taking, lack of inhibition, slow reaction time, lack of coordination are all a part of the effect of alcohol on the brain. The majority of snowmobilers appreciated the sport in a healthy way and enjoy the fresh air, beautiful scenery, and being with friends and family. Yet, it only takes one persons bad choice to ruin the fun forever. The OPRHP funds snowmobile safety courses each year that are provided by local snowmobile clubs and associations. The OPRHP states that it also supports the International Association of Snowmobile AdministratorsÕ Zero Alcohol Campaign. We also have a new non-profit group in NY State called “Ride Clean NY,Ó whose mission is to promote awareness about drinking and riding. Please pass on the message that speed and alcohol or drugs make snowmobiling dangerous for everyone on the trail. Make sure to take a snowmobile safety course that most clubs sponsor and help support Ride Clean NY as well as the Zero Alcohol Campaign of NYS OPRHP. Dorean Page Lake Pleasant

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Student engineers compete in Ticonderoga By Fred Herbst

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Students from Ticonderoga High School, Ti Middle School, St. Mary’s School and Crown Point Central School took part in the fifth annual bridge building competition sponsored by the Ti Kiwanis Club. A total of 49 students participated. Cody Shaner, and Constance Bailey. Rookie of the Year trophies were awarded to members of the sixth grade class of Crown Point School whose bridge was the most efficient. Members of team Hidnisters were Hailey Rukat and Syney Gould. Ticonderoga Middle School Principal John Donohue and Ti Central School Superintendent John McDonald welcomed students to the competition. McDonald pointed out 20 percent of Ticonderoga graduates have enrolled in engineering colleges since the beginning of the Kiwanis Bridge Building Contest. Kiwanis President Nancy Kelley presented tokens of appreciation to the teachers who worked with the students, coaching them on bridge-building techniques. Teams had prepared several weeks for the competition. Coaches included Jim Marshall of Ti Middle School, Pam Arzberger of St. MaryÕ s, John Reale of Reale Construction and St. MaryÕ s, John Lemeiux of Crown Point and Paul Jebb of Ti High School.

Church

Adirondack Community Fellowship: 14 Park Ave. Tel: 518-636-6733. Pastor Steve Blanchard Email: PastorSteve@AdirondackCommunityFellowship.org www.AdirondackCommunityFellowship.org Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in cooperation with Hague Weslyan Church. Tuesday 6 p.m. Bible Study. Quaker Worship Group: Sunday at 4 p.m. At the residence of Mary Glazer and Mark Moss, 144 Lake George Ave. Potluck to follow at approximately 5:30 p.m. at 144 Lake George Ave. Contacts: Mary Glazer and Mark Moss, 518-585-7949. St. Mary’s: Masses: Sat. 4:30 p.m.: Sun. 8 a.m., 11 a.m. Pastor Rev. Kevin McEwan, Deacon Elliott A. Shaw. 12 Father Joques Place 585-7144 First Baptist Church: Services: Sun. School 9:30 a.m.; Sun. Worship 10:45 a.m.; Sun. evening 6 p.m.; Wed. Prayer meeting 7 p.m. Rev. Larry Maxson. 210 The Portage 585-7107 First United Methodist Church: Sun. Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 9:30 Adult Education. Everyone Welcome! 518-585-7995. Rev. Scott Tyler. 1045 Wicker St. Ticonderoga Assembly of God: Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. (Children’s Church Provided) Wednesday Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.. Pastor Sheridan Race, 32 Water Street. 585-3554. The Episcopal Church of the Cross: Sunday Eucharist, Church Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 8:45 a.m. The Rev. Marjorie J. Floor Priest-InCharge. Champlain Ave. 585-4032 Cornerstone Alliance Church: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday B.A.S.I.C. youth group 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. 178 Montcalm Street. Everyone is Welcomed! Contact Pastor Charlie Bolstridge. Lakeside Regional Church (Hague Wesleyan Church): 2nd Sunday of every month 10 a.m. Service at the Best Western Conference Center. A fellowship café time immediately following the service. Children’s church and nursery available. Senior Pastor Skip Trembley. www.lakesideregionalchurch.com

Sunday School at 11 a.m.; nursery care available. Coffee hour at 10:00 a.m. Communion first Sunday of each month. All are welcome. 532-7770 or 532-7272. Simple Truth Outreach: Saturday Night Fellowship 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Coffee House, Christian Music, Games Room. NEW LOCATION: Schroon Lake Community Church, NY 532-9092. Meet monthly beginning Saturday May 2nd. Next meeting is Saturday, Aug. 1st.

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Grace Memorial Chapel: Sunday service June 30th - September 1st at 10:00am. Communion services on July 28th and August 25th at 10 a.m. All Are Welcome.

HAGUE

St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church: 9790 Graphite Mountain Rd.; Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. thru Labor Day. Pastor Rev. John O’Kane. Lakeside Regional Church (Hague Wesleyan Church): Starting January 27th we will be having Sunday morning services at 10:00 a.m. at the Hague Campus with a fellowship cafe time immediately following the service. Children’s church and nursery available. Senior Pastor Skip Trembley. www.lakesideregionalchurch.com Hague Baptist Church: Pastor - Cory MacNeil. Sunday morning: Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m., 543-8899

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church: Masses: Sat. 7 p.m. Sun. 9:30 a.m. Rev. Kevin McEwan, Deacon Elliott A. Shaw. So. Main St. 597-3924 Crown Point Bible Church: 1800 Creek Road, 5973318. Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Youth. Discipleship Ministry and Adult Grow Groups 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer

Judges for the aesthetic portion of the contest were Joyce Cooper, Jim OÕ Toole and Tony DeFranco. Kiwanis members volunteering at the competition were John Bartlett, Jack Bast, Joyce Cooper, Ken Engler, Don Johnston, Chris Breiseth, Tom Haskell, Frank Murray, Lena Robetoy, Bob Dedrick and Bailey. In addition to the Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga, Reale Construction, DeFranco Landscaping, DA Collins and the Ticonderoga Teachers Association were also sponsors of the event. Ò Several members of this contest are planning to compete in the Capital District Engineers Week Celebration in February at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road to compete against other students in the Capital Region,Ó Bailey said. Ò It will be a great opportunity to test their design skills and model bridges against some very tough competition.Ó Last year Ticonderoga High SchoolÕ s Brandon Charboneau won first prize at the Albany event with the highest average bridge strength.

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Meeting, 7 p. m. Pastor Doug Woods, 597-3575. Crown Point United Methodist Church: Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. beginning the 1st Sunday May 5th until December 29th. The church is located at 1682 Creek Rd. Reverend Gregg L. Trask. First Congregational Church: Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Reverend David Hirtle, Reverend Gregg Trask, Assoc. 597-3398. Park Place.

PORT HENRY

Mount Moriah Presbyterian Church: 19 Church Street, 546-7099. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m., Communion on first Sunday of each month. All are welcome. Rev. Kenneth N. Parker St Patrick’s Church: Masses: Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m. Rev. Albert J. Hauser, Pastor. 12 St. Patrick’s Place. 546-7254 Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship: Adult Sunday School 9-10 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship 10-10:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Nursery (ages 0-3) and Children’s Church (ages 4-12) provided during worship service; Teen youth group (ages 12-18) meets Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.; Variety of studies and groups available that meet weekly. Visit our website to see our full calendar, www.lcbible.org. 6 Church Street, Port Henry, NY 518-546-4200. Pastor Jeremiah Brinkerman.

MINEVILLE

The Church of All Saints: Sun. Mass 8:30 a.m. Rev. Albert J. Hauser, Pastor. Bartlett Pond Rd., 546-7254 Mountain Meadows Christian Assembly: office located at 59 Harmony Rd.,Mineville N.Y. 12956 518354-2140 Pastor’s Martin & Deborah Mischenko. Bible Study Wed.@ 7:00 p.m @ office. Thurs. morning Prayer 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. @ pastors office. Firefighters for Christ prayer meeting first Tues. of

SCHROON LAKE

Our Lady of Lourdes: Masses (school year): Saturday - 4:30 p.m., Sunday - 10:30 a.m., Masses (Summer): Saturday - 4:30 p.m., Sunday - 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Mountainside Bible Chapel: Sunday Worship Service, Children’s Church & Nursery - 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Adult Bible Study & Prayer Meeting, Youth Programs Pre-K through Grade 12, Nursery - 6 p.m. For more information, call 518-532-7128 ext. 3. Mountainside is located four 40 Industrial Drive miles south of Schroon Lake Village. Schroon Lake, New York St. Andrews Episcopal Church: Sunday Eucharist 9 a.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Sales, Installation Service of Oil-Fired & LP Gas For information call Adirondack Missions 494-3314 Heating Equipment Schroon Lake Community Church United Keith, Tim & Darryl Vander Wiele Church of Christ United Methodist: Worship and

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MORIAH

Moriah United Methodist Church: 639 Tarbell Hill Rd., Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m.; Fellowship coffee hour following. Sunday School offered.

PUTNAM

United Presbyterian Church: Join us for Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. All are welcomed! The choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7 p.m. - New singers invited! 365 County Rt. 2, Off Rt. 22 in Putnam. 5478378. Rev. Patricia Davies Log Chapel Fellowship: Rt. 22. Services: Sun. School 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Pastor Roger Richards. Please call 260-9710 for more information.

WITHERBEE

Healing Waters Church of God: Meets at the VFW Building in Witherbee, NY. Services: Sunday 11 a.m.; Children’s Church (Ages 3-12) ; Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Intercessory Prayer - Before Service; Fellowship lunch follows service; Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m.; Children’s Ministry (Ages 3-12); Coffee Fellowship 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Pastor Kermit M. Lavigne. Office: 518-232-4397. Mailing address: 24 Neddo St., Whitehall, NY 12887

POTTERSVILLE

SonRise Lutheran Church: Sunday Worship and fellowship 10:30 a.m. in Faith Hall at SonRise Lutheran Ministries Conference Center, 8260 Rt. 9, Pottersville, NY. For information please call 494-7077. www.sonriselc.org Pastor Benjamin Bahr 12-11-13 • 42337

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TICONDEROGA Ñ Future engineers had a chance to test their skills in Ticonderoga recently. Students from Ticonderoga High School, Ti Middle School, St. MaryÕ s School and Crown Point Central School took part in the fifth annual bridge building competition sponsored by the Ti Kiwanis Club. A total of 49 students participated. Teams of students constructed popsicle stick or balsa wood spans that were tested to determine which could hold the most weight. Award were presented to the most efficient bridges — determined by weight held Ñ and to the most aesthetic spans. Ò The middle school student teams designed their bridges and constructed out of popsicle sticks during a 1 1/2 hour time limit and then loaded a bucket suspended from their bridge with weights until the bridge collapsed, resulting in some tremendous displays of shattering popsicle sticks,Ó Graham Bailey, contest chairman, said. Ò Seventy percent of the bridges built by the middle school students carried over 50 pounds before breaking. Team The Bucks of Ti Middle School was the most efficient bridge carrying a load of 169 pounds.Ó Bailey is a retired engineer. The Bucks of Ti Middle School with Arthur Morrison and Tony Martucci took first place in the middle school efficiency awards. Buck Shots of Ti Middle School with Trevor Parent was second and The Ghosts with St. MaryÕ s students Ethan Carter, Kohl Tucker and Clayton Spaulding were third. Roadkill of Ti Middle School with Haleigh Rivard and McKenzie Harrington took first in the middle school aesthetics category. The Ghosts with St. MaryÕ s students Ethan Carter, Kohl Tucker and Clayton Spaulding were second and Buck Shots of Ti Middle School with Trevor Parent was third. Ò The high school students designed and built their balsa wood bridges in school as part of Paul JebbÕ s physics class,Ó Bailey said. “The high school bridges were also judged for efficiency and aesthetics. Twelve teams competed in the high school part of this year’s contest. The most efficient high school bridge weighing but 4 1/4 ounces carried a staggering 148 pounds.Ó Blondies of Ti High with Lillith Ida and Morgan Dean took first place in the high school efficiency awards. The Monkees of Ti High with Mark Donohue and Maura Jebb earned second. The El tres Magos of Ti High with Cody Shaner, and Constance Bailey was third. Blondies of Ti High with Lillith Ida and Morgan Dean also took first place in the high school in the high school aesthetic awards. The Monkees of Ti High with Mark Donohue and Maura Jebb tied for second place with El tres Magos of Ti High with

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Star Trek convention may come to Ti Plans being discussed for annual event By Fred Herbst

fred@denpubs.com TICONDEROGA Ñ Beam me to Ticonderoga, Scotty! Star Trek fans maybe making the trip to Ticonderoga next year. James Cawley, a Star Trek enthusiast, actor and movie producer, wants to bring fellow Trekkies to his hometown. Ò We are all very excited about the possibilities,Ó Cawley said. Ò Almost 50 years ago, Gene Roddenberry created a phenomenon that still endures to this day and grows in popularity year after year. Star Trek has become ingrained in American pop culture and has been a lifelong

passion of mine. Ò We want to create an annual Star Trek convention to be held here every year, which has the potential to draw thousands,Ó he said. Ò Remember, Americade started small, and look what it has become.Ó Jim Major, chairman of the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, supports the planned Star Trek convention in Ticonderoga. Ò A lot of interest is being generated by his (Cawley) intention to bring Trekkers to Ti,Ó Major said. Major said he can envision a connection between Star Trek and Fort Ticonderoga. Ò Mariann Rapple has come up with a tag line for Ti which encompasses the fort and the stars, where the peoples of the universe meet Ô The land where Time is TimelessÕ ,Ó Major said. Ò Colonial America meets Star Trek.Ó

Cawley has had a logo designed for his proposed event, which he bills as Ò Trekonderoga Ñ Upstate New YorkÕ s Premiere Pop Culture Event.Ó Ò Ten years ago, I decided to try my hand at making my own little Star trek film, and what started out as a crazy little idea of my own, has blossomed into an annual event twice a year that draws many, many people to our area to share in the experience,Ó Cawley said. Ò They are doctors, lawyers, motion picture workers, laborers, postal workers, you name it. They come from all walks of life and they come from as far away as Australia, Germany, the U.K. and virtually every state. They spend money here, a substantial amount of money. Ò We as a community already have an asset that no other Star Trek convention can offer, and that is a full size recreation of the interior sets of

the U.S.S. Enterprise from the classic TV series,Ó he said. Ò We already have good working relationships with many of the production people and actors form the various Star Trek series and we will be bringing them to Ti for the event.Ó Cawley and Major believe a Star Trek convention can be a major event in Ticonderoga. Ò This will be a lot of work, but I know that if we stay focused, the future will be bright,Ó Cawley said. Ò So as they say on Star Trek, Ô The Human Adventure Is Just Beginning...Õ .Ó Star Trek is a science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and currently under the ownership of CBS and Paramount. The franchise includes Ò Star Trek: The Original Series,Ó Ò Star Trek: The Next Generation,Ó Ò Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,Ó Ò Star Trek: VoyagerÓ and Ò Star Trek: Enterprise.Ó There are also Star Trek movies.

Ticonderoga chamber plans open house North Country SBDC to take part Jan. 14

TICONDEROGA Ñ The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host an open house with the North Country Small Business Development Center Tuesday, Jan. 14. The open houses are scheduled the second Tuesday of each month 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office is located at 94 Montcalm St., Suite 1 in downtown Ticonderoga. In addition, the chamber is working with the North Country Small Business Development Center business to host a variety of business seminars in 2014. For more information about the open house or any of the seminars being held at the chamber office visit www.ticonderogany. com, email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com or call 585-6619. The North Country Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Plattsburgh is part of a statewide network of 24 regional centers located throughout New York State.

The North Country SBDC is supported by the State University of New York and the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Its services are free of charge. The SBDC business advisers provide support to North Country entrepreneurs by providing information, counseling, technical assistance and training to help them meet the challenge of todayÕ s complex economy. The SBDC offers free and confidential one-on-one counseling, market/industry research assistance and customized business training seminars. Counselors will tailor one-on-one counseling to meet specific needs. Some topics commonly addressed include business plan development, cash flow projections, financial analysis, legal and regulatory information, marketing assistance, business start-up information, buying and selling a business, human resource development and import/export assistance and government procurement. The staff is comprised of business professionals with either small business ownership or executive management experience.

They can help develop practical solutions to deal with the challenges of starting and operating a successful business. For additional information on the North Country Small Business Development Center or to make an appointment with its staff while they are at the chamber office, call 518-564-2524 or visit northcountrysbdc.org. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce serves, markets and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers community and visitor questions and requests via phone, email and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members. For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, vist ticonderogany.com, Ò LikeÓ them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @TiconderogaADK.

Canadian, IDA officials tour Ticonderoga, Moriah TICONDEROGA Ñ The Essex County Industrial Development Agency Co-Directors Carol Calabrese and Jody Olcott joined with IDA board member Matthew Courtright recently to meet with Stephane Fallecker, the director of economic affairs at the Quebec Government Office in New York. As director of economic affairs, FalleckerÕ s main objective is to promote trade and technology partnerships between the MidÐ Atlantic region and Quebec, with the support of a team of development advisers. Fallecker met with and toured several local

companies Ñ Essex Pallet and Pellet located in Keeseville, General Composites Inc. located in Willsboro, Pre Tech Precision Machining located in Moriah and International PaperÕ s Ticonderoga mill. Ò Essex County is very interested in strengthening economic relations with Quebec which will provide more opportunities to establish partnerships, collaborations, expansions and start ups of new companies to Essex County,Ó Calabrese said. Ò By working closely with the representatives from Quebec, the Essex County IDA hopes to help identify resources that will

support potential new growth and development to the county, but will also strengthen our existing businesses viability. The potential results of Quebec and New York businesses working together can only increase the economic viability for the region.Ó The Essex County IDA is committed to developing partnerships with companies starting, expanding or relocating to Essex County, Calabrese said. The IDA can be a single resource for companies wanting the best feasible economic opportunity the greater Adirondack, Lake Champlain and the Olympic Region have to of-

fer. The mission of the Essex County Industrial Development Agency is to create a viable business atmosphere that will attract compatible and diverse sustainable economic development opportunities while focusing on major assets, retention and expansion projects, quality of life and job creation. The IDA offers several financing options to businesses such as loan and bond financing, other economic development incentives and also owns and manages several business/commerce parks throughout the county.

Betty Rettig, president of the Carillon Garden Club, places a wreath at the Blue Star Memorial near the Crown Point Bridge. The Blue Star Memorial is part of a program started by the National Garden Club in 1945, following WWII to honor veterans, past, present and future. The FGCNYS and District IV clubs, including the Carillon Garden Club have been maintaining this site since the 1980s.

Garden club honors veterans TICONDEROGA Ñ The Carillon Garden Club of Ticonderoga and Hague took part in the Ò Wreaths Across AmericaÓ program earlier this month. Garden clubs in the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State which is part of the National Garden Club also joined the nationwide movement to honor our nationÕ s veterans. Sites across the United States honoring veterans, such as local cemeteries, the Arlington National Cemetery, parks and memorials were the scene of groups holding ceremonies Dec. 14 at noon. Veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice, those who have served and those who continue to serve as well as their families were all honored. Wreaths with a red

bow have been placed to honor all military branches, including the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. The Blue Star Memorial at the Crown Point Bridge near the information booth was the site where the Carillon Garden Club placed a wreath and held a brief ceremony including a moment of silence at noon, observed at all WAA sites at the same time. The WAA places wreaths on most gravesites at the Arlington National Cemetery each year. The purpose of this program is to remember, honor and teach about the service and sacrifice of our veterans, active military and their families.

Sarah Bresett and Grace Montville practice clothing vocabulary in French 8 class at Ticonderoga Middle School. The girls put on each item of clothing that was said in French, with the help of their teammates.


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Area nursing homes to get injection of state cash pete@denpubs.com NORTH CREEK Ñ A graying region is set to glow slightly greener with last weekÕ s announcement by the New York State Department of Health of a $7.1 million grant to the Blue Line Group (BLG), a partnership of regional not-for-profit nursing homes, to explore new models of elder care for the regionÕ s aging population in order to stave off closures. The grant is a direct response to the fiscal distress that four elder care facilities in the BLG network, including Adirondack Tri-County in North Creek, Heritage Commons in Ticonderoga, Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake and Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid, have endured following years of losses accrued by Medicaid reimbursements that have fallen short of actual costs.

A number of businesses and individuals were recognized during the annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer appreciation dinner and awards ceremony recently.

Ticonderoga From page 1 involved with the chamber, participates in and assists with functions and events, shows spirit, enthusiasm and energy,Ó Susan Rathbun, chamber first vice president, said in presenting the award. Ò The award recipient is always there when needed, specifically for chamber events and supporting the chamber staff. She never asks, wants or looks for recognition, which is a sign of a true volunteer. This person is often behind the scenes making sure things are running smoothly and is there for the chamber when needed. Ò For her dedication to the chamber and the growth of the area we are honored to present this award to Starr Pinkowski of Glens Falls National Bank,Ó Rathbun said. The Community Volunteer of the Year is June Curtis. Ò This award goes to a community member who has changed the community for the better,Ó Merfeld said in making the presentation. Ò This person does this by serving on committees, donating time and energy, and has worked effortlessly for the betterment of the community. This person works closely with the chamber, serves on the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum board, volunteers to serve the Ticonderoga Historical Society, The First 250 Years Committee, Cultural Arts Initiative, as well as for other organizations and businesses. She does this without seeking or wanting recognition. Ò For her dedication to the community we are honored to present this award to June Curtis,Ó she said. Special Recognition Awards went to Pam Nolan and Starr Pel-

erin. Ò At this time we would like to give special recognition to two individuals who have served the chamber for many years on our board of directors and will be leaving the board in 2014,Ó Rathbun said. Ò Both of these individuals have seen the chamber through difficult times, changes in leadership and now have guided the chamber in a new direction with continued growth to better serve the business community and Ticonderoga area as a whole. For your continued dedication and countless hours of work as well as your guidance to bring the chamber into a new chapter, with a bright future. We would like to recognize our outgoing TACC Board President Pam Nolan and our outgoing TACC Treasurer Starr Pelerin.Ó The chamber also presented appreciation awards to Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494, EddieÕ s Restaurant, Mike Forand, Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga and its Back Pack Program, Patrick Ida CPA, Sue Lidell, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Jim Major, Meg Parker of Essex County Public Health Creating Healthy Places and Inter-Lakes Health. Ò The volunteer appreciation dinner and awards ceremony give the chamber and Ticonderoga area community members a chance to honor and thank all those who give of themselves for the betterment of the Ticonderoga area,Ó Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director, said. More than 125 people, including Assemblyman Dan Stec, attended the event. Stec gave citations to all the award recipients from the New York State Assembly. Ò I would like thank all of you, the many volunteers, businesses and organizations that we are here tonight to celebrate and honor,Ó Courtright said in opening the event. Ò Without your

Dunkin’ Donuts is the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. From left are Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director, Meaghan Kroner, Dunkin’ Donuts office manager, and Assemblyman Dan Stec.

options for those who traditionally view nursing homes as a sole option for their health care needs. The viability of a number of long-term alternatives to inpatient care needs to be explored, she said, including nutritional counseling, outpatient services and licensed home care, among others. The region is expected to experience a 23 percent increase in people aged 65 and older between 2010 and 2020, a rate that is 15 percent greater than upstate New York as a whole, said Payne. According to a 2009 regional assessment, if current population trends continue over the next 20 years, the Adirondack region will rival FloridaÕ s west coast as having the oldest population in the United States. Ò WeÕ re going to continue to operate as we always have,Ó said Payne. Ò If this money hadnÕ t come though, weÕ d be looking at a closure plan and the state has been vital to keeping our facilities open.Ó continued dedication to the community we would not be serving the area and all we do together would not be possible. We truly have an amazing group of dedicated businesses, volunteers and community members who work so diligently to serve the Ticonderoga area. Tonight we thank and honor all of you for not only your support of the chamber and the community, but all that you give of yourself for the betterment of the Ticonderoga area.Ó Courtright also acknowledged the Knights of Columbus, host of the evening, and Theresa Abare for their assistance in arranging the program. Ò Thank you to all of the amazing businesses, organizations and volunteers for all that you do for the Ticonderoga area,Ó Courtright said. Ò I am proud to be working with you to serve the Ticonderoga area. I want to extend a special thank you to all of the area businesses and organizations that donated the menu items for this evening to show their support and appreciation to the all of the areas volunteers. I would also like to thank Peggy Lamb, who volunteered to take all of the photographs at the event.Ó Businesses and organizations donating to the annual dinner and ceremony include Best Western/Burgoyne Grill, BoyeaÕ s Grocery & Deli, BurleighÕ s Luncheonette, Christopher Chevrolet, Community Bank, Corner Market, DebrowÕ s On The Way CafŽ , Times of Ti/Denton Publications, Dunkin Donuts of Ticonderoga, EddieÕ s Restaurant, EmeraldÕ s Restaurant, Glens Falls National Bank, Grover Hills Deli, GunnisonÕ s Lakeshore Orchard & Bakery, Happy Star Chinese Restaurant, Hot Biscuit Diner, House of Pizza, Inter-Lakes Health, Knights of Columbus, K& L Deli, Lakeway Ice Cream & CafŽ , LibbyÕ s Bakery CafŽ , McDonaldÕ s of Ticonderoga, Montcalm Manor, Rathbun Jewelers, Sentinel Grille, Silver Bay YMCA, Subway, Sugar Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast, The Lake Champlain Inn B&B, The Wind-Chill Factory, The Millers Antiques, The Pub, Ticonderoga Elks #1494/ Peggy Lamb, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Ti Pi Restaurant, Two Brothers Meat Market, Wagon Wheel Restaurant and Wal-Mart of Ticonderoga.

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Community Volunteer of the Year June Curtis is congratulated by Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director.

Starr Pinkowski is the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. From left are Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director, Pinkowski and Assemblyman Dan Stec.


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Boy Scout Troop 73 recently did some shopping for the Tiny Tim Program and the Adirondack Save a Stray shelter in Corinth. Monty Benedict and Noah Ahern pay for toys and animal food.

Ticonderoga High School has named its students of the month for November and December. Principal Paul Berkheimer congratulates freshman Joel Cook, junior Tómas Hendrix, senior Coleman Granger and sophomore Tim Ryan.

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County spending plan calls for $18.6 million taxpayer share By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ After a day of searching for cuts and compromise, members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors authorized a 2014 spending plan that comes with an $18,659,280 taxpayer impact on Dec. 17. Members of the board voted 10-8, or 1,758 to 1,163 in weighted voting, to approve the 2014 spending plan with a tax levy that represents a 13.35-percent increase over the 2013 levy of $16,461,016. The board voted earlier this month to override the New York State tax levy cap. The final numbers were down from the 15.16-percent levy increase proposed by County Manager Daniel Palmer as part of a five year plan to get the county back to a balanced budget. “This budget still puts us in a five year recovery plan and is clearly a step in the right direction to get to a balanced budget,Ó Palmer said. “I know that you cannot hold this board to a five year plan in the future, but the plan serves as a template to get to balance.Ó Palmer said the plan was defined as needed by the state Comptroller’s office, whose recent audit said that county had been too reliant on fund balance in past budgets. Ò This increase is really the difference in the use of fund balance by the county,Ó Palmer said. Ò We used $6.8 million in fund balance last year and we did not have that amount this year. We used $3 million, but that change alone leaves a $3.8 million hole.Ó

Supervisors voted to cut the funding of a grader to the tune of $230,000 as part of decreasing the levy. Ò The grader purchase is something that may be out through the five year plan,” Palmer said. “We have a 1974 and 1999 grader and we can potentially get five more years out of both.” Contract agency funding was reduced $74,479 for 2014, putting those agencies back at 2013 funding levels. The only contract agency that received an increase was the Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District ($11,123). The board also cut $16,000 to the Department of Public Works which was used for hiring a second operator, or Ò wing man,Ó in vehicles for plowing roads. The board did increase the budget for the office of the Clerk to the Board by $12,865. When the final vote was cast, none of the Supervisors holding key leadership positions voted in favor of the budget as chairman Randy Douglas of Jay, Vice Chairman Bill Ferebee of Keene and Finance Committee Chair and Budget Liaison Officer Tom Scozzafava of Moriah all voted against the plan.

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Crown Point From page 1 community. Hope is here. If the school goes, the town goes.Ó Anita Johnson, a parent and a member of the merger study committee, praised the school and opposed the merger. “The Crown Point school board has made serious considerations, sacrifices and hard decisions in the past,” Johnson said. “The benefit (of a merger) does not outweigh the risk or loss and there is no need to vote for a merger.Ó Catherine Muller Harmon said her family lives in Crown Point because of the school. Ò Children are getting a great education and want to be here,Ó she said. Ò Crown Point does have a story to tell using numbers and facts and we should be weary of suppositions and suggestions.Ó Michaela Comes, salutatorian of Crown PointÕ s Class of 2012, supported her alma mater. Ò I am proud to be a graduate of Crown Point Central School,Ó she said. Ò I left high school with 41 college credits. Many of my class did, too. I go to college with kids from Rochester, Oswego and other big places that did not have any college credit opportunities. We have the college connections we need right here at CPCS.Ó After hearing the public comment, Mitch St. Pierre, school board president, spoke. Ò We (the school board) want to do the right thing,Ó he said. Ò We are here to listen.Ó The board then voted to reject a possible merger with Ticonderoga Central School. Shari Brannock, Crown Point superintendent, said she is pleased with the outcome. Ò I am very grateful to our school community, staff, students and school board for the outpouring of support of the Crown Point Central School,Ó she said. The vote ends a process that started nearly three years ago and included an independent study by a consultant in Syracuse. That study showed a merger would save taxpayers in both districts and offer greater opportunities for students. The report was funded by the New York State Department of State. Ò The whole purpose of the process was to explore the feasibility of a merger and how that would impact each community,Ó John McDonald, Ticonderoga school superintendent said. Ò Each community had to make a decision that they felt was in their best interest for their students and community as a whole. Ò The Crown Point board entered the process with an open mind, received feedback from their constituents, and made a decision based on the information they received,Ó he said. Ò I respect their position and appreciate their participation over the past year. Even though there is not a merger, the process has given us some ideas on how to work together to share services and reduce costs for both schools.Ó TiconderogaÕ s school board had taken no action on the merger. Helping the consultants draft the report were two committees representing the schools. Crown PointÕ s committee included Johnson, Seth Celotti, Tom Fish, Brian Kiely, Agatha Mace, Shana Macey, Peggy Patnode, Tara Spaulding and Tom Wranosky. TiÕ s committee included Mike Cherubini, Joyce Cooper, John Donohue, Dave Iuliano, James Major, Seanna Porter, Lynn Reale, Nancy Rich and Michelle Young. The 125-page report looked at enrollments, programs, athletics, facilities, transportation, staffing and finances. If both school boards had agreed to pursue a merger, the issue would have gone to voters in each district as a straw vote. If voters OKed the merger plan it would have gone to the state education department, where the commissioner of education would have asked for a second vote of both districts. A single no vote at any point kills a possible merger. A merger would save the new, combined district almost $1 million a year, according to the report. Ò Considering incentive operating aid, additional building aid, savings from staff reductions and budget efficiencies, loss of BOCES aid, and the cost of leveling up staff salaries, it is estimated that a merged district would realize savings and additional revenues of $12,225,241 for the first 14 years after a merger,” the report states. A merger would also lower tax rates, the study said. Students, particularly in high school, would benefit in a merger from increased course offerings, the report found. ThatÕ s all moot now. The Crown Point board of education vote ends all discussion of a possible merger.

Ò I was not happy with the result,Ó Douglas said Ò I was looking at nothing more than a five percent increase, but this is what the board decided on and we will move forward from here.Ó Ò I would like to have seen this budget come in with an eight or nine percent tax levy increase and I thought it was doable,Ó Scozzafava said. Ò There was a lot of good discussion and a lot of good debate this year. A lot of hard work was done by the budget sub-committee.Ó Scozzafava unsuccessfully made motions to remove funding for a bridge bond and for some capital projects. Ò The bridge bonding is not due until 2015 and the $1.9 million in capital projects is something that should have been looked at more,Ó Scozzafava said. The Moriah Supervisor also said he was not comfortable with doing a budget on a five year plan. Ò It sounds nice but the bottom line is you cannot tie up another boardÕ s hands with this because the budget is a one year document,Ó Scozzafava said. Ò There are going to be incentives starting next year to meet the tax levy cap which makes it a brand new ballgame. It sounds nice politically, but realistically, I do not see a five year plan surviving.” Ò You canÕ t tie a future boards hands to any decisions when all we have control over with the budget is one year at a time,Ó Douglas said. “I am not crazy about a five year plan. Hopefully, we will see an increase with the sales tax revenue that can help us with that.Ó Lewis Supervisor David Blades, who voted in favor of the budget, said he did have some reservations. Ò I would like to have seen it a little more reduced, maybe into the single digits,Ó Blades said. Ò I know what the comptroller said in the recent audit and my concern was not using additional fund balance. There are things that may still be looked at into January which will help reduce the expenditures going forward.Ó Douglas agreed that the board is facing tough choices in trying to get back to a balanced approach. Ò It is unfortunate that we have used so much fund balance and that had an impact on us,Ó he said. Ò We have several years with no increases and if we had just done a one or 1.5 percent increase in those years we would be alright. It is now my job as chairman to reach out and find ways to lessen the unfunded mandate burdens, increase our revenues and do more with less. We have put a lot of work into this already and we have done some things to get spending down, but when you add things like Medicaid, which is a huge part of our budget, we are limited in what we can do. Without Medicaid, we would be talking about tax cuts.Ó The levy combined with current assessment values will represent a $2.82 per $1,000 of assessed property value tax rate

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The following is a roll call of how each member of the Essex County Board of Supervisors voted on the 2014 budget: Supervisor, town (weighted count) - vote Gerald Morrow, Chesterfield (196) - yes Charles Harrington, Crown Point (162) - yes Margaret Bartley, Elizabethtown (95) - yes Sharon Boisen, Essex (55) - no Randy Douglas, Jay (202) - no Bill Ferebee, Keene (90) - no David Blades, Lewis (111) - yes Sue Montgomery-Corey, Minerva (65) - no Tom Scozzafava, Moriah (355) - no George Canon, Newcomb (35) - yes Roby Politi, North Elba (520) - yes Ronald Moore, North Hudson (20) - yes Michael Marnell, Schroon (133) - no Charles Whitson, St. Armand (126) - yes Debra Malaney, Ticonderoga (387) - yes Dan Connell, Westport (106) - yes Ed Hatch, Willsboro (162) - no Randy Preston, Wilmington (101) - no TOTAL: 1,758 in favor (10 supervisors); 1,163 against (8 supervisors

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Schroon theater facing uncertain future Fund-raising event slated Dec. 28 By Fred Herbst

fred@denpubs.com SCHROON LAKE Ñ A group of local residents is working to ensure the future of the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake. Save the Strand is a committee raising money to assist the Strand in its conversion to digital technology. Ò Hollywood is no longer going to make 35mm film,” said Emily Rossi-Snook, chairwoman of Save the Strand. Ò The business is going digital. The cost of installing digital projection for a single screen theater can be as much as $100,000. For single-screen, privatelyowned theaters this is astronomical. Add in the North Country theaters are often dependent on summer business, making the cost impossible. This is a death knell for theaters in our area, the Strand specifically.” To help raise money for the digital conversion, there will be a program at the Strand Theater Saturday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m. Admission will be by donation. The 90-minute program will feature an evening of short films with historic footage of Schroon Lake. Those films will include: Ñ a newly-discovered, Ò lostÓ Frontier Town commercial from the 1950s; — “We Got the Picture,” a film made of original home movies shot in Schroon Lake from the 1940s to 2000. Filmmaker Elena Rossi-Snook

will introduce the 17-minute film, which was an official selection of the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival; — footage of home movies from the filming of Ò Marjorie MorningstarÓ at Scaroon Manor on Schroon Lake in 1957. Lil Richardson, an extra in the film, will introduce the film; and Ñ Ò Coming to a Theater Near YouÓ will give show coming attractions for films that played at the Strand 50 years ago. The Adirondack North Country Association is leading the Ò Go Digital or Go DarkÓ campaign to assist area theaters go digital. The Strand has received a grant to assist with the digital change from the North Country Region Economic Development Council through the Adirondack Film Society. ANCA assisted in writing the grant. ItÕ s a matching grant, so money must be raised to help the Strand Theater survive, RossiSnook said. Ò We need to raise about $50,000 through fund raising,Ó Rossi-Snook said. Ò So far, we have raised $10,000. We are hopeful that the community supports this gem on Main Street.Ó Rossi-Snook believes the Strand Thater has a bright future. Ò The partnership with the Adirondack Film Society will mean that programming opportunities for the Strand will be greatly expanded,Ó she said. Ò When the society has a special event, a film festival perhaps, the event will be at the Strand as well. In this manner, I can see the Strand, in southern Essex County, as the cultural gateway to Essex County.Ó Several Schroon Lake-area business are also

assisting with the Strand fund raising, RossiSnook said. Information on the efforts to help the Schroon Lake movie house is available at the Ò Save the StrandÓ Facebook page. Ò The Save the Strand is made up of committee members with long time connections to the Strand with a deep commitment to maintaining this gem of a theater in the heart of Main Street of Schroon Lake,Ó Rossi-Snook said. Rossi-Snook has a long connection to Strand. Ò My dad and his family purchased the Strand

in 1937 and maintained ownership until 1982,Ó she said. Ò Lil Richardson, who is on our program for the 28th and a member of the committee, has longer connections to the Strand since her husbandÕ s family ran movies at the Strand before 1937. Ò ItÕ s so important to the life of a town to have the lights on in a beloved institution that created many memories over the years,Ó she said. For further information call Rossi-Snook at 766-4635 or 532-9077.

Senior seniors plan events SCHROON LAKE Ñ The Schroon Lake Senior Citizens Club events committee has announced activities for January. Jan. 3 the bus will travel to Glens Falls for a shopping trip. The bus leaves the club at 9 a.m. Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. Zumba Gold is held at the club. Everyone is welcome to attend for $5 a class. Members pay $3. Every Tuesday the bus takes seniors on a shopping trip to Ticonderoga. The bus leaves the club at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10 the bus will take members to the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls. Following a morning of shopping, they will have lunch at the Heidelberg Restaurant in Queensbury. Jan. 16 the Gourmet Groupies will dine at JackÕ s Bistro in Queensbury. There will be a potluck/game night Jan. 17 at the club beginning at 5 p.m.

Jan. 18 the bus will travel to Saratoga Springs to hear the Battenkill Chorale. This event is free. The group will stop for dinner following the concert. There is another bus trip to Glens Falls Jan. 20 leaving the club at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 a group will go to Ticonderoga to bowl at the Adirondack Lanes. The bus leaves at 1 p.m. Jan. 25 a trip is scheduled to leave at 10 a.m. to go to Saratoga Springs to visit the Military Museum. Lunch will follow at the Publik House. The club also offers nutrition Monday through Friday, Wii Sports every Wednesday starting at 12:30 p.m. and bingo every Thursday starting at 12:45 p.m. For more information or to join the club call 532-7755.

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knowledge and helping me research the bells. Ò Next, I would like to thank Joe and Theresa Rodriguez, Ralph Jaquish, Frank Christian and everyone else who shared memories of these two bells and the schools they came from,Ó she said. Ò My dad and mom (Bob and Val Mildon) for all of their help with my money earning Activities. The Knights of Columbus for letting me use their building to hold a spaghetti dinner, with special thanks to Rick and Pam Norton, Stella Mildon, my sister Girl Scout Alethea Goralczyk, Becky Hanchet, Travis Hunsdon, Samantha OÕ Connor and Caleigh LaMour. A huge thank you to my dad, Chris Ball, Max Mesones, Jesse Mars, Walt Maher, Paul Connery, Dave Tesar and Dayton Dedrick for helping me build the displays to showcase these historic bells. If I have forgotten anyone I deeply apologize.Ó The Mineville School, with the nickname Red Flames, served students from 1906 until the 1968 merger. It utilized Memorial Hall, also known as the VFW, for its gym, kitchen dining area and some classrooms. The Moriah School, with the nickname Green Raiders, served students from 1837 until the 1968 merger. Ò The bells were used to start the school day and call students in from recess (lunch),Ó Mildon said. Ò These bells were used because students and staff could not hear the inside bells if they were out on the playground or sitting out on school grounds. “The bell from Moriah High was also used to alert the firemen and community when there was a fire,” she added.

PORT HENRY Ñ A Moriah student has revived a portion of her communityÕ s heritage. A pair of bells Ñ from the old Mineville and Moriah schools Ñ are now on display at Moriah Central School thanks Brooke Mildon, a seventh grade student. Mildon, Cadette Girl Scout, led the project to retrieve the school bells from storage and place them near the entrance of the current school in Port Henry. Mineville, Moriah and Port Henry schools ceased to exist Feb. 21, 1968, when they combined to create the present Moriah Central School. The school bells have been in storage since that day. Ò Today is a very special day as I would like to dedicate the bells from the old Moriah and Mineville schools to Moriah Central School and the people of my community,Ó Mildon said at a dedication ceremony Dec. 7. Ò I pursued this project because I had a passion for the historic bells and decided to choose this project to earn my Silver Award in Girl Scouts. Ò I have learned so much about being a team leader and what teamwork really means,Ó she said. Ò Thank you Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, especially Linda Stephen and Dee Streeter, for this opportunity and to all the amazing people who have helped me reach this goal.Ó As part of her project, Mildon researched the history of the old schools and the bells. She interviewed former students, read old yearbooks and met with the town historian. Ò I hope these bells and information displayed bring back fond memories for those of you who attended these schools and for those who did not, I hope you enjoy learning about a piece of your heritage,Ó Mildon said. The Girl Scout noted the contributions of the community in making the project a reality. Ò I would like to thank everyone who has assisted me in my Silver Award project by donating in any way whether it was baking for bake sales, donating bottles and cans, purchasing food from the bake sales or the spaghetti dinner,Ó Mildon said. Ò For starters, I would like to say a special thank you to Mr. (Moriah Superintendent Bill) Larrow, who was my project adviser for all of his guidance and support throughout my project. I would also like to thank Volker Husel from Synthesis for all of his architectural services. I would A pair of bells from the old Mineville and Moriah schools are now on display at Moriah like to thank Joan Daby and Betty LaMoria, our Central School thanks to Brooke Mildon, a seventh grade student. She was assisted by Superintendent Bill Larrow. retired and current town historians, for their

OBITUARIES PAUL D. PROVONCHA AUG 18, 1932 - DEC 11, 2013 Jennifer Provoncha of the Schroon Lake, Paul D. Bronx, his daughter-in-law Provoncha, 81, passed away Heather Provoncha of Wednesday December 11, Schroon Lake, his Grandchil2013 at the Albany Medical dren Andrew Ford of WarCenter Hospital. rensburg, Jessie (ChristoPaul was born August 8, 1932 pher) Needham of Warrensin Blue Ridge, NY, the son of burg and Paul N. Provoncha the late Alvin (Lee) and Vera of Schroon Lake, His brother Ford Provoncha. Alvin (Shirley) Provoncha of Paul was predeceased by his North Hudson and his sister son Paul R. Provoncha Sept. Rita (John) Palmer of 16, 2011, and his infant brothSchroon Lake, several brother Joseph. ers and sisters-in law and Paul was a graduate of many nieces and nephews Schroon Lake Central School. and cousins. He was the Post Master at A funeral mass was celebratthe Schroon Lake Post Office. ed Saturday December 14, He retired in 1992 after 25 2013 at 11:00 AM at Our Layears of service. dy of Lourdes Catholic Paul served from 1952 to Church in Schroon Lake. In1956 in the United State Air terment will take place in the Force during the Korean Schroon River Catholic Conflict. Cemetery. Paul is survived by his lovThere were no visiting hours. ing wife of 57 years, Frances The family suggests that DeZalia Provoncha of memorials take the form of Schroon Lake, his daughters donations to the charity of Debra (Denis) Ford of Warone's choice. rensburg, Mary (Steve) Neander of Clifton Park and

FRANCIS RUSSELL MURDOCK OCT 18, 1922 - DEC 08, 2013 Francis Russell Murdock was and belonged to the Armtaken by God, at his home in dock Hunting Club, NewNew Smyrna Beach, FL on comb, NY, where he was December 8, 2013 after a highly respected as a woodslengthy illness. man. 1. Upon his retireHe was born Ocment he spent tober 18, 1922 to his leisure time Hobart and fishing and makMary Hill Muring fresh water dock in South fishing lures, Schroon, NY which he donatFran graduated ed to the from Schroon Schroon Lake Lake Central Fish and Game School in 1939. Club kid's fishHe went to work ing derby each for Western Elecyear. tric Co. in Albany, NY until He was a charter member in his enlistment in the U.S. both the Schroon Lake Lions Army early in 1942. He Club and the Schroon Lake achieved the rank of Sergeant Fish and Game Club. He was First Class, serving in the paalso a member of the Americific theater during WW II can Legion and a past Exaltand earned many awards ed Ruler of the BPOE 1494. and commendations includHe belonged to the New ing the Bronze Star. He was Smyrna Beach Municipal with General MacArthur Golf Club and was an excelwhen Tokyo surrendered. lent golfer. After his discharge he was He was predeceased by his appointed and proudly first wife Bette, his sister, Arserved as Game Protector lene Murdock, his brother, with the New York State David Murdock and his stepConservation Dept., again reson, Christopher Murray. ceiving many letters of comHe is survived by his wife, mendation. He was recalled Rita Claire Murray Murdock; to service during the Korean one sister, Lucille Roblee; one War and upon his discharge son, Bruce Murdock returned to work as Game (Pamela); two step daughProtector. ters, Gail Patricia Murray In 1954 he went to work For Beynon (Jeffrey), Kathyrn Drake Lumber Company Theresa Murray Belles where he was General Man(Arthur); a daughter-in-law, ager until retirement. He was Lutfiya Murray (Harun), fifa founding partner in teen grandchildren, eighteen Schroon Lake Oil Corp., great grandchildren, as well Exxon oil distributor and gas as several nieces and station. nephews. He married Rita LeGault At his instructions services Murray in 1963 and celebratand internment will be pried 50 years of marriage this vate. In lieu of flowers, the past July. They retired to family suggests donations to New Smyrna Beach, Fl in the Salvation Army. 1984. Special thanks to VITAS InDuring the time he lived in novative Hospice Care and the Adirondacks he was an their nurses and aides. avid hunter and fisherman

Visit Us Today! PATRICIA L. CORNELL APR 20, 1932 - DEC 14, 2013 Silver Bay - Patricia L. Cortime she enjoyed horseback nell, 81, of Silver Bay and forriding, traveling and loved merly of Floral Park, passed spending time with her famiaway unexpectedly on Saturly. They meant the world to day, December 14, 2013 at her. Glens Falls HosBesides her parpital. ents, she was She was born predeceased by April 20, 1932 in her sister, BarPlattsburgh, the bara Kane and daughter of the her step-son, late Lyndon RayJohn Cornell. mond and GarSurvivors innette Leslie (Osclude her husborne) Street. band of 32 years, Pat was a graduDavid J. Cornell ate of Emporia of Silver Bay; her State in Kansas, sons, David (Jenwhere she majored in music. nifer) Wilde of Pennington, She was a beloved music NJ and Michael (Tina) Wilde teacher, starting her teaching of Bayport; her daughter, career in Kansas. She then Barbara (John) Terpening of moved to Long Island and Floral Park; her step-sons, for 25 years taught at Floral Andrew (Linda) Cornell of Park Memorial High School. East Northport, and Steven Upon leaving, she went to (Jeannette) Cornell of Floral Grace Day School in MassPark; her niece, Kristaan (Erapequa before finishing her ic) Jenkes, of Indianapolis, teaching career in TiconderoIN, her nephew, Scott (Beth) ga for 12 years. She was Kane, of Indianapolis, IN; proud to have had 55 total her step daughter-in-law, years of teaching as well as Karla Fitzgerald, of Pawleys having many individual stuIsland, SC and 10 grandchildents, teaching them her love dren. of music. Services will be held in the Pat formed the Ticonderoga Silver Bay area and Floral Community Band, serving as Park at a later date. its director for many years, Those who wish may make she was a director and acdonations in Patricia's memcompanist with the Chamory to the Silver Bay YMCA, plain Valley Chorale, an acTiconderoga Middle School tive member of the Silver Bay Music Department or Floral YMCA, where she was inPark Memorial High School strumental in starting the SilMusic Department. ver Bay Band Camp and she Arrangements are under the also served as director of the care of the Regan Denny Silver Bay Chapel Choir for Stafford Funeral Home, 53 several years. Pat was also Quaker Road, Queensbury. an accomplished violinist Those who wish may make and played with the Lake online condolences by visitGeorge Chamber Orchestra. ing our website at When she had some down sbfuneralhome.com.


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‘Amazing Things!’ slated at Fort Ticonderoga

High Peaks Hospice, musician join forces

TICONDEROGA Ñ Fort TiconderogaÕ s Ò Fort Fever SeriesÓ begins Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. with Ò Amazing Things! Highlights from Fort TiconderogaÕ s CollectionsÓ presented by Curator of Collections Chris Fox. The cost is $10 a person and will be collected at the door. It is free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Highlights include the chance to get a close look at the autographs of many of the famous people who are connected with the fortÕ s history, objects associated with the French & Indian War and American Revolution and rare weapons from AmericaÕ s colonial period. Additional Ò Fort Fever SeriesÓ programs are scheduled Feb. 2, March 16 and April 13. The complete schedule of winter and early spring programs is available at www.fortticonderoga.org

LAKE PLACID Ñ High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care and musician Martha Gallagher are joining together in 2014 in a unique partnership. Through her performances Gallagher, well known in the region as The Adirondack Harper, will help to raise awareness about the mission of and services provided by High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care. Her tour of the Adirondacks, and her partnership with High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, kicks off with her new onewoman show, Ò Where the Heart IsÓ at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Friday, Jan. 24. For more information visit www.adkharper.com or highpeakshospice.org

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Schroon Lake Library to screen free movies

TICONDEROGA Ñ Beginning with the issue of January 4, 2014 the Times Of Ti will begin individually addressing each paper to better manage and optimize the paperÕ s delivery each week. By doing so we can insure that each household is receiving a copy of the paper and at the same time this method will allow us to better manage addresses for unoccupied homes and homes that for whatever reason do not want to receive the printed copy each week. Over the course of the next few months we will be fine tuning the addresses and insuring that they follow USPS Carrier Walk Sequencing. If for some reason you do not receive the paper as you normally have in the past and you reside within our free delivery zone, please call our office at 518-873-6368 or you may email us at circulation@denpubs.com so that we may add you to our list of addresses.

SCHROON LAKE Ñ The Schroon Lake Public Library will show free movies every Saturday throughout the winter months in the downstairs meeting room on its 10-foot movie screen with high-quality sound. Movies for families/children will be shown starting at 12:30 p.m. with free popcorn for all. Movies for adults and teens will be shown at 7 p.m. For a listing of movies visit the library, call at 532-7737 ext. 13 or go online at www.schroon.net

Crown Point fire commissioners to meet CROWN POINT Ñ Crown Point Fire District board of commissioners will hold its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. at Crown Point fire hall. The regular board of commissioners January monthly meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Port Henry establishes parking ban PORT HENRY Ñ Parking on any of the streets within the village of Port Henry is prohibited between midnight and 6 a.m. through April 1 to allow village streets to be cleared of snow in the event of a storm. Any vehicle in violation of this law will be towed at the ownerÕ s expense.

Ticonderoga senior citizens to tour Italy TICONDEROGA Ñ Ticonderoga senior citizens are planning a trip to Italy. The tour will stay in Rome, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Venice and the Italian lakes district. There will be visits to Pompeii, a Tuscan winery, Venice and Murano Island. The four-star tour includes bus from Ticonderoga area to Albany, airfare from Albany Airport, transfers in Italy, all accommodations, tour manager and local guides, baggage handling, transportation and sightseeing. For more information call Peggy and Dick at 585-7659 or Ashley at 824-3804.

Ticonderoga Central School to be in session TICONDEROGA Ñ There will not be an early dismissal for students of Ticonderoga Central School District on Tuesday, Jan. 28, for staff development activities. School will be in session for the entire day. Parents should disregard a previous notice.

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Water, sewer rents to be collected in Moriah PORT HENRY Ñ Moriah Water & Sewer Clerk Rose M. French will collect water and sewer rents beginning Jan. 1. After the third of the month, following each quarterly billing, there will be a 10 percent penalty. Because water and sewer taxes coming out at the same time as the land taxes, the penalty for the February payment will be forgiven if paid by the due date of the second payment, which is May 3. Rents will be collected through Nov. 3, after which any unpaid balance will be levied onto the land taxes in January 2015. People should remit payment stub when paying a bill to ensure credit to the proper account.

Customer Appreciation Day scheduled in Ti TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga office of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company will host a Community Appreciation Day on New YearÕ s Eve. The event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 123 Montcalm St. will include coffee and donuts in the morning and sparkling cider and cookies in the afternoon. The public is encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to benefit the Ticonderoga Food Pantry and be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card. There will also be a card-writing station throughout the month to send holiday wishes to troops stationed abroad. For more information call 585-9025.

Ti school calendar has incorrect schedule TICONDEROGA Ñ The basketball schedule posted on the Ticonderoga school calendar is incorrect. For a correct schedule people refer to Ò AthleticsÓ on the Ticonderoga k12.org website.

Schroon Lake seniors accepting members SCHROON LAKE Ñ The Schroon Lake Senior Center is accepting new members. Membership, open to people age 55 and older, is $20 a year. Activities include nutrition meals Monday through Friday, Wii bowling on Wednesday, bingo on Thursdays, game nights, potluck dinners, weekly shopping trips to Ticonderoga, Zumba Gold every Monday and bus trips to malls and casinos. For more information or to join call 532-7755.

Crown Point Food Pantry available CROWN POINT Ñ The Crown Point Food Pantry is open Thursdays 9 to 11 a.m. In case of emergency call Pat Sawyer at 597-3927.

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PORT HENRY Ñ The Lake Champlain Memorial Garden & Angel of Hope Monument committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at LightWorks Reiki, 4326 Main St., Port Henry. Topics will include January and February fund raising events, fund raising goals, landscape design and public relations efforts. For more information contact Luci Carpenter at 572-6427.

SCHROON LAKE Ñ The Schroon Lake Library is forming a once-a-week knitting group. Knitters will meet every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. during the winter months. The group will meet to learn new techniques, work on projects together and free knit. The group is for all levels of knitters, from first time knitters to the more experienced knitter. People can bring work to share. The library has an assortment of needles for members to borrow for their knitting projects. For further information contact the library at 532-7737 ext. 13.

Osteoporosis exercises classes available ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ Osteoporosis exercise classes are free and open to the public each Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Hand House in Elizabethtown. Trained instructor Judy Cross leads a one hour class. Exercises feature osteoporosis and balance nonimpact exercises. Light weights are provided. For information contact Barb Brassard at the RSVP office at 546-3565 or Email rsvp@logical.net.

PORT HENRY Ñ Moriah Historical Society 2014 calendars are now for sale at the historical society (Iron Center), town and village halls, Moriah Pharmacy and Sherman Free Library. Cost is $10. Older calendars are also available at the Historical Society, 1997 through 2009 are $1 a piece and 2011 through 2013 are $3. For more information call Betty LaMoria at 546-4165 or 546-3587.

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SCHROON LAKE Ñ The Schroon Lake VFW and American Legion are asking that people drop their excess clothing and shoes into the large marked BlueBox container located behind the Schroon town hall, next to the food pantry entrance. Items will help the Schroon area veterans.

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Transfer station tickets available at site TICONDEROGA Ñ Transfer station tickets are available for purchase at the Ticonderoga Transfer Station during regular hours of Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by check only.

Church youth group to gather TICONDEROGA Ñ The Cornerstone Alliance Church youth group will meet Sundays 6 to 8 p.m. It is open to people ages 1018. For information call Pastor Charlie Bolstridge at 585-6391 or email charlieandpj@aol.com

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Times of Ti - 23 nights at 6 p.m. The program is open to students ages 10-18 years of age. Call the church office for more information @ 585-6391. TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Assembly of God Church will host a coffeehouse the third Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m. There is free admission. TICONDEROGA — Free arthritis exercises, Inter-Lakes Health cafeteria, first and third Monday of each month, 2 to 3 p.m. For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County at 962-4810 or email Mary at mba32@cornell. edu TICONDEROGA — Free arthritis exercises, Ticonderoga Senior Center, second and fourth Wednesday each month, 10 to 11 a..m. For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County at 962-4810 or email Mary at mba32@cornell.edu TICONDEROGA — The Essex County Leathernecks, Marine Corps League, Det. 791, meets the first Thursday of the month at the Ticonderoga American Legion Post at 6 p.m.  All active Marines and Marine veterans are invited to attend.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

HAGUE — Hague town board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Community Center.

Thursday, Jan. 2

PORT HENRY — The Lake Champlain Memorial Garden & Angel of Hope Monument committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at LightWorks Reiki, 4326 Main St., Port Henry. Topics will include January and February fund raising events, fund raising goals, landscape design and public relations efforts. For more information contact Luci Carpenter at 572-6427.

Monday, Jan. 6

PUTNAM — Twelfth Night will be celebrated by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild at 7 p.m. at the Putnam Presbyterian Church. Area choirs will perform their favorite Christmas music. Light refreshments will follow the program. The program is free to all, but donations will be accepted following the program. For more information, call the festival guild office at 585-7015.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

CROWN POINT — Crown Point Fire District board of commissioners will hold its annual organizational meeting at 6 p.m. at Crown Point fire hall. The regular board of commissioners January monthly meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Ed Noxon of Schroon Lake became a lifetime member of the Schroon Lake Senior Club at a recent meeting. He was presented a certificate from Lorraine Erikson, chairwoman of the awards committee. Looking on is club President Dick Newell. As a lifetime member, Noxon no longer has to pay yearly dues. To qualify for that honor, a person has to be 80 years old and a member of the club for 20 consecutive years.

Ongoing

day before). MORIAH — The Holy Cow Thrift Corner, located next door to the Moriah Fire Department on Tarbell Hill Road,Moriah, is open every Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Moriah Methodist Church. Donations welcome. Call 546-7409 or 546-7121 for additional information. PORT HENRY — The Port Henry Knights of Columbus hold bingo every Monday at 7 p.m. SCHROON LAKE — The Schroon Lake Library knitting group will meet every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. during the winter months. The group will meet to learn new techniques, work on projects together and free knit. The group is for all levels of knitters, from first time knitters to the more experienced knitter. People can bring work to share. The library has an assortment of needles for members to borrow for their knitting projects. For further information contact the library at 532-7737 ext. 13. SCHROON LAKE — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Group meets at the Schroon Lake Senior Center across from TOPS Market on Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Claudia at 494-8081. SCHROON LAKE — The Mountainside Share Shop is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of clean, gently-worn clothing may be left at any time in the green drop box outside the building. For more information call 532-7128. Mountainside is located four miles south of Schroon Lake Village. SILVER BAY — The Northern Lake George Rotary Club is a service club that meets at Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Contact Diane Dickson at 543-8051 for more Kathy L. Wilcox • 873-5000 information. TICONDEROGA -— ACBL Duplicate re you struggling to come up Bridge, Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30 with that perfect holiday gift p.m. For more information call 585-3322. for a family member or friend? TICONDEROGA — The Alzheimer’s How about a purr-sonalized jigsaw puzzle Caregiver Support Group will hold a featuring their beloved pet? Adirondack monthly support group for caregivers at Custom Puzzles is currently donating 25 Inter-Lakes Health, Ethan Allen Library, the second Tuesday of every month at 4 percent of all funds raised from puzzle salesClinton p.m. Call 564-3370. to the NCSPCA, from now until Dec. 15. To TICONDEROGA — The Adirondack 12/12/13Kurt Charles Breyette Sr Plattsburgh $22,000 order, visitDelong their website at adkpuzzles.com Trailriders meet the second Wednesday 12/12/13Joseph Church Brown&Davis Landholding LLC Plattsburgh $130,000 and choose the puzzle size and number of 12/13/13Kim Marsha Robert Gary Haywood Jr Ausable $225,000 of each month, year-round, at 7 p.m. at pieces you want. Next, upload your favorite 12/13/13David & Courtney Shutts Evan Green Schuyler Falls $169,000 the Ticonderoga Fish & Game Club. picture of your friend. EnterThomas promo12/13/13Carol Johns,furry Florence Pettinger, & Karen Robinson Champlain $10,500 TICONDEROGA — Support group for Hector Kaufman at III,checkout, Tim tion code NCSPCA and your people with family members who have addictions. Meetings in the library at the order isMcDonough, complete!Daniel The Honhan hardest part will most 12/13/13Addison & Rachel Elvidge Jeremy Sherman Plattsurgh $125,000 Heritage Commons nursing home, every likely be choosing upload... 12/13/13William Bouyeawhich picture to Joseph Ormsby Plattsburgh $22,500 Monday at 6:30 p.m. Champlain $88,000 I12/13/13Pauline know in ourBrindisi household, we haveCoby too Brothers many TICONDEROGA — Celebrate Recov12/13/13Werner & Flavia Staudt friendsChristopher Beekmantown $180,000 pictures of our four-legged to count!& Michaela Rowlson ery meetings are every Wednesday 6:30 12/16/13Robert & Ann Wilkinson Terry Smith Wiley Mooers $60,000 Our featured pet this week is Ralph, a - 8 p.m. in the board room at Moses Lud12/16/13Leonard Swinton Misty Stone & Christopher Larose Champlain $21,000 - whatever breed he may be, he $62,000 is certainly German Shepherd/Hound mix who came 12/16/13Brenda Cormier, Janice Duprey, Brian Wood Altona ington Hospital. Open to the public. For one of a kind! We believe Ralph is under two Pelkey, Starr Belrose, in as a Thomas stray. This outgoing, fun-loving big more information call Vince at 429-9173. Donna Rabideau years old; this young fellow is well-behaved TICONDEROGA — Champlain Valboy just wants to be buddies with everyone 12/16/13Janet LaClair James & Denise Sample Ellenburgh $110,000 ley Chorale rehearsals will be held each in his kennel, very neat in his habits and he meets. He is a bit uncoordinated when 12/17/13Michael Crotty & William M&T Bank Chazy $105,300 Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall patient when waiting for his turn to go for he gallops along his legs seem to go every Fennessey of the First United Methodist Church, 12/17/13James & Carol Simpson Matthew & Jessica Ray Peru $166,000 a a walk. Ralph is going to make someone which way which always brings a smile or 1045 Wicker St., Ticonderoga. For further Elm Street Properties Champlain City of Plattsburgh $1,256,905.78 you need some laughs a12/17/1355 giggle to shelter staff during his15 walks. He LLC very special dog - if information, contact Bob Elling at 58512/17/1355 Elm Street Properties 11 Plattsburgh LLC City of Plattsburgh $1,257,414.07 in yourIII life please City come in and meet this has webbed Duquette feet, so & we believe heCarol mayand have 2173. 12/17/13Morris Vivian Hackett Robert Cavanaugh of Plattsburgh $200,000 sweet, goofy guy -Altona youÕ ll be glad$25,000 you did! some Labrador Retriever in his background 12/17/13Kenneth Thayer Joseph Aubrey TICONDEROGA — American Legion 12/18/13Robert & Winifred Carron Thomas Knowles Plattsburgh $130,000 Post #224 will hold its monthly meeting 12/18/13Daniel Eilers Janice Loveless Chazy $75,750 the second Thursday of every month. 12/18/13Juanita Serenko & Cynthia Konrad & Brenda Berg Plattsburgh $43,250 TICONDEROGA — Bingo, TiconderoVerville ga fire house, 6:45 p.m., every Thursday. 12/18/13Joanne Benware & Donna Donald & Suzanne Sylvia Dannemora $32,000 Doors open at 5 p.m. Kowalowski TICONDEROGA — FOE #4410 meets the second and fourth Wednesday of Essex each month at 103 Montcalm St., Ticon12/4/13 Aabye Sharron Administratrix Skyler Schmidt & Ruth Blakeslee North Elba $76,000 deroga (Upstairs). 12/4/13 Jeanne Anderson Josephine Auchmoody Trustee Schroon $300,000 TICONDEROGA — The Ti Area Se12/3/13 Andrew Andrushko Robert Labounty Ticonderoga $7,000 niors meet the third Wednesday of every 12/6/13 Ano Laurie Bulriss William Thwaits Chesterfield $9,000 month at 1 p.m. at the Armory. 12/3/13 Benjamin Aronson Chad & Melissa Pierson Minerva $4,000 12/6/13 Bruce & Joyce Malcolm Robert Kries Keene $35,000 TICONDEROGA — Cornerstone Alli12/2/13 Virginia Clark Dennis Mehr Moriah $68,750 ance Church has formed a youth group 12/6/13 Linda Deyo Essex County Keene $199,943 for people ages 10-17. The group will 12/5/13 Fannie Mae Daniel Gorgas & Rachel Lamb St. Armond $50,000 meet in Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. For informa12/4/13 William & Sheila Ferebee Phoebe Burns Keene $142,000 tion call 585-6391. 12/2/13 Kevin & Theresa Gregory Chad & Marla Garcia Jay $145,000 TICONDEROGA — Osteoporo12/4/13 Robert & Carol Hickey Ariane Miller & Thomas Ice North Elba $29,250 sis exercise classes are held weekly at 12/6/13 Ulrich & Barbara Hoffman Robert Fullerton Westport $410,000 Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga on 12/6/13 Heinrich Medicus John & Jacqueline Crable North Elba $6,000 Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Classes are free. 12/9/13 Edward Nadeau David & Krista Bruce Ticonderoga $434,400 12/6/13 Sec of Housing & Urban Mary McCluskey Ticonderoga $37,200 Interested people can contact RSVP at Development 546-3565 or email RSVP at RSVP@Logi12/4/13 Diane Snyder Ingrid Rand Jay $6,500 cal.net. 12/6/13 Shirley Tedford et. al. Richard Pogue & Kelly Moore Elizabethtown $105,000 TICONDEROGA — Cornerstone Al12/3/13 Tomahannock LLC Barry Trigony Ticonderoga $35,000 liance Church in Ticonderoga youth group will meet weekly on Sunday

CROWN POINT — The Champlain Valley Flyers Club meets every Thursday evening, weather permitting, from 4 p.m. until dusk at 593 Bridge Road (Route 185) in Crown Point. For information call 802-758-2578. CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Food Pantry at the Crown Point Methodist Church on Creek Road is open Thursdays 9 to 11 a.m. CROWN POINT — The Knapp Senior Center in Crown Point is open every Wednesday and Thursday 3 to 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 4 p.m. Senior Center is located at the Methodist Church on Creek Road. Call Tatum with any questions at 597-4491. HAGUE — Holistic stress management featuring T’ai Chi and Qigong, Wednesdays at the Hague Community Building, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information e-mail returntomountain@yahoo.com or call 543-6605. HAGUE — Hague Fish & Game Club meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. MORIAH — The Moriah Senior Citizens Club meets on the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Port Henry Train Station. MORIAH — Moriah Arts and Crafts Group on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Port Henry Train Station. Stay for a noon time meal sponsored by the Essex County Nutrition Program (reservations are required by calling 546-7941 the

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TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga “Fort Fever Series” 2 p.m. in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. The cost for each program is $10 a person at the door. The programs are free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. “Amazing Things! Highlights from Fort Ticonderoga’s Collections.” Curator of Collections Chris Fox will examine some of the rare and important manuscripts, books and objects in the fort’s collections. Highlights include the chance to get a close look at the autographs of many famous people who are connected with the fort’s history, objects associated with important people from the French & Indian War and American Revolution, and rare weapons from America’s colonial period. Information on the fort’s programs is available online at fortticonderoga.org Some programs require advance registration.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host an open house with the North Country Small Business Development Center 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office is located at 94 Montcalm St., Suite 1 in downtown Ticonderoga. For more information visit www.ticonderogany.com, email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com or call 585-6619.

Thursday, Jan. 16

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce January After Business Mixer will be held at The Pub 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Pub is located at 105 Montcalm St. Sponsors providing door prizes will be Fort Ticonderoga, Glens Falls National Bank and Libby’s Bakery Café. Although an RSVP is not required, it is appreciated and can be made by calling the chamber at 585-6619.

Weddings

Poirier, Graney wed TICONDEROGA Ñ Cortney Poirier and Brendan Graney were married Aug. 31, 2013, at St. MaryÕ s Church, in Brushton by Father Christopher Looby. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Lori Poirier of Moira. The bridegroom is the son of PJ and Julie Graney of Ticonderoga. Hannah Fairchild of Brushton was maid of honor. Rory Carroll of Ticonderoga was Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Graney the bridegroomÕ s best man. Devlyn McLaughlin was the flowergirl. Jeravontae Hight was the ring-bearer. Bridesmaids were Allison Deuyour, Brittany Whitton, Erica Butler, Desi Webster, Ashley OÕ Connor, Brittany Finch, Katie Tatro and Lauren LaBare. Ushers were Dan Poirier, Justin Poirier, Jon Tanous, Jehrod Hall, Devin Taft, Briton Laslow, Andy Kuhl and Tom Pozzouli. Readers were Michael Graney and Alyssa Tatro. A reception was held at the Rainbow Room in Altona, with music provided by Brannoin Sample of Dance Rhythms. Cortney Graney graduated from Brushton-Moira Central in 2006 and is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. She is a research scientist II for Albany Molecular Research, Inc., located in Albany. Brendan Graney graduated from Ticonderoga in 2005 and is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He is a territory manager for Commonwealth-Altadis, Inc., located in Albany. After their honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple now reside in Latham.


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Lady Vikings show early season dominance Moriah 53, Seton 44 Moriah downed Seton Catholic, 53-44, in Northern Basketball League girls play Dec. 17. Leading by a bucket, the Vikings closed the first half with a 20-11 run that proved to be the difference in the contest. Lauren Cross nailed five 3-pointers and scored 16 points to pace the Moriah attack. Taylor Sprague and Halie Snyder each tallied 11 points for the victors.

Ticonderoga 37, Lake Placid 32 OT Ticonderoga edged Lake Placid, 37-32, in overtime in Northern Basketball League girls play Dec. 17. Ti led all the way in a tight game until Lake Placid’s Hanna Potter hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds to force overtime. In the extra session Ti pulled away with the help of strong free throw shooting. Kylie Austin led the Sentinels with 13 points. Nicole Fuller added nine for the locals.

Indian-Long Lake 52, Schroon 28

52-28, in Northern Basketball League girls play Dec. 18. The Wildcats led before Indian Lake-Long Lake went on a 24-4 spurt to end the first half. Julianna Finnerty, Abi Veverka and Dakota Gadway each had eight points for Schroon Lake.

Seton 60, Ticonderoga 25 Ticonderoga lost to Seton Catholic, 60-25, in Northern Basketball League girls play Dec. 19. The Knights jumped to a 19-6 lead and were never threatened. Delaney Hughes scored six points for Ti.

Moriah 57, Lake Placid 23 Moriah downed Lake Placid, 57-23, in Northern Basketball League girls play Dec. 19. The Vikings took a big, early lead and coasted to the win. Lauren Cross recorded a double-double for Moriah with 10 points and 10 assists. Madison Stahl also scored 20 points for the winners. Pictured at right: Moriah’s Halie Snyder split the Seton defense en route to the basket. Snyder scored 11 points as Moriah downed Seton Catholic, 53-44, in Northern Basketball League girls play Dec. 17. Photo by Nancy Frasier

Schroon Lake lost to Indian Lake-Long Lake,

Wildcats continue to roll with wins over Orange, Mountaineers Schroon 56, Indian-Long Lake 46 Schroon Lake topped Indian Lake-Long Lake, 56-46, in Northern Basketball League boys action Dec. 17. Tanner Stone scored 22 points and Caleb Maisonville 15 for the Wildcats, who led all the way. Alex Shaughnessy added 12 points for the winners. The ‘Cats held a 16-point lead in the final quarter before Indian Lake-Long Lake made a late run to make it interesting in the closing minutes.

Ticonderoga 63, Lake Placid 28 Ticonderoga dominated Lake Placid, 63-28, in Northern Basketball League boys action Dec. 17. The Sentinels raced to a 22-7 lead and were in control all the way. Ti closed the game with an 18-2 spurt. Anthony DuShane scored 15 points and Mike Graney 12 for the Sentinels.

Moriah 60, Seton 57 Moriah edged Seton Catholic, 60-57, in Northern Basketball League boys action Dec. 18. The Vikings trailed throughout the first half, but a 20-5 run to start the third period gave the locals a four-point edge heading into the final stanza. Tyler Pratt iced the game for Moriah, hitting a pair of free throws with 19 seconds to play for the final margin. Adam Jaquish had 20 points and 18 rebounds for the Vikings. Taylor Slattery added 13 points and Noah Gilbo 12 for the winners. Pratt tallied six points.

Schroon 62, Minerva-Newcomb 23 Schroon Lake rolled past Minerva-Newcomb, 62-23, in Northern Basketball League boys action Dec. 19. The Wildcats raced to a 19-5 lead and held a 32-10 advantage at the intermission. Alex Shaughnessy scored 17 points and Caleb Maisonville 11 for the winners. Pictured at right: Mike Graney scored 12 points as Ticonderoga dominated Lake Placid, 63-28, in Northern Basketball League boys action Dec. 17. Photo by Nancy Frasier

Ticonderoga races to a second place finish in indoor track

Ticonderoga raced to second place in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference indoor track and field action Dec. 18. The Sentinels scored 84 points in the boys meet. Saranac won with 184. Jay Hebert and Jarryn Granger led Ti. Hebert won the 55-meter hurdles and 300-meter sprint. Granger won the long jump and triple jump. Shawn Silliman finished second in the 55 hurdles and third in the 600-meter run for Ti. Ticonderoga took fourth place in the girls meet with 48 points. Plattsburgh won with 140. Lillith Ida was second in the 55 hurdles and the high jump for the Sentinels.

Pictured at right: Lillith Ida was second in the 55 hurdles and the high jump as Ticonderoga took fourth place in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference indoor track and field action Dec. 18. Photo by Nancy Frasier


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Resolution Run to kick off new year Jan. 1 road race slated in Ticonderoga By Fred Herbst

fred@denpubs.com TICONDEROGA Ñ The LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga will kick off the new year with its 12th annual Resolution Run Wednesday, Jan. 1. The event will include a five-kilometer (3.1 miles) run, a fourkilometer (2.5 miles) walk and a kilometer childrenÕ s race. The

adult run and walk will begin and end at the Community Building on Montcalm Street at 11 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a kilometer race for children age 12 and younger. The course follows Lake Champlain Avenue to Water Street to Lake George Avenue back to Montcalm Street. Registration will be that day beginning at 10:15 a.m. at Bicentennial Park. People can also register online at active.com Registration fee is $2 or two food items. All proceeds will be donated to the local food pantry. Following the run there will be light refreshments and presentation of awards. Awards will be home-baked goods. The event will be held regardless of weather conditions.

For information visit the club website at lachute.us The 2012 Resolution Run was dominated by the Berube family. Jesse Berube won the menÕ s race and Connie Berube the womenÕ s division. Jesse Berube, a former Ti High track and cross country stalwart, covered the 5 kilometer course in 16 minutes, 46 seconds. Jay Berube, another former Sentinel distance standout, was second in 16:56. Connie Berube made it a sweep for the family, finishing first in the 4 kilometer walk in 33:50.

Ti Sentinels continue to roll in CVAC bowling Sentinel girls roll

Ticonderoga blanked AuSable Valley, 4-0, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls bowling Dec. 16. Cheyanne Tuthill fired a 230 game and 510 series to pace the Sentinels. Jeanette Coon added 188, 506 for the victors, while Lacy LaPeter contributed a 408 series. Ti lost the boys match, 9-1. Cole Frasier topped Ticonderoga with a 267 game and 660 series. Konner Bruce had a 226, 640 for the Sentinels. Michael LaFountain added a 575 and Gavin Fleury a 556.

Moriah falls Moriah lost to Beekmantown in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference bowling Dec. 16. The Vikings dropped the boys match, 10-0. Tanner Conley had a 233 game and 557 series to pace the locals. Moriah lost the girls match, 4-0. Carly Newton and Kayla Joy each had 124 games for the Vikings.

Vikings defeated Moriah was downed by Saranac in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference bowling Dec. 18. Saranac won the boys match, 9-1. Tanner Conley had a 205 game and 458 series for the Vikings. Moriah dropped the girls match, 4-0. Carly Newton rolled a 144 game and 386 set for the locals.

Ticonderoga wins Ticonderoga defeated Northeastern Clinton in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference bowling Dec. 19. Ti won the boys match, 6-4. Cole Frasier fired a pair of 182 games and a 531 series for the Sentinels. Ticonderoga won the girls match, 3-1. Jeanette Coon had a 228 game and 483 set for the winners.

Ticonderoga lost to AuSable Valley in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys bowling Dec. 16. Cole Frasier topped Ticonderoga with a 267 game and 660 series.

MVAC names scholar athletes ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference has named its Scholar Athletes for the 2013 fall sports season. Crown Point is represented by Heather Ryan and Jaice Spring. Schroon LakeÕ s representatives are Alexis Subra and Caleb Maisonville. One male and one female athlete are chosen from each school for each sport season. The criteria for selection are a minimum of an 85 average, one who excels in academics and sport of the season and exhibits good sportsmanship and a positive attitude. The other 2013 fall MVAC scholar athletes are Courtney Gilmore and Dylan Doran of Chazy, Sage Allott and Austin Morris of Elizabethtown-Lewis, Shannon Farrell and Dominick Miller of Indian Lake, Montana Berg and Aidan Connelly of Johnsburg, Sara Gagliardi and Justin Haverlick of Keene, Ranya Hamdan and Curtis Seaman of Long Lake, Gabrielle McNally and Dustin Saville of Minerva, Caitlyn Yandon and Aaron DeLoria of Newcomb, Matthew Michienzi of Wells, Hannah Looby and John Doyle of Westport and Bridge Moran and Nick Arnold of Willsboro.

Photo by Nancy Frasier

Bowling Scores Results of Mineville VFW Lanes bowling leagues through week 13 include: Monday MenÕ s League 200 games - Ed Allen: 201,207; Nick Anderson: 257,233; Jerry Ashline: 218; Jeremy Carpenter: 216; Tim Cook: 211; Brandon Larrow: 207; Jim Martin: 203,202; Mike Peck: 245; Bob Rule: 213; Cy Treadway: 205; Matt Vargo: 203,201 600 series - Nick Anderson: 662 Standings - 1. The Old Mine 2. Adirondack Chevy 3. Dribs and Drabs 4. Nephews 5. KingÕ s Guzzlers 6. Team Charboneau. First Half winners: The Old Mine

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Wednesday MenÕ s League 200 games - Jerry Ashline: 202; Tom Carpenter: 222,246,276; Tim Cook: 217; Phil Graf: 200; Arnie LaFountain: 222; John Nailor: 202; Marty Nephew: 217; Ben Pokon: 200; Brian Stoddard: 247; Pete Towns: 256. 600 series - Tom Carpenter: 744; Pete Towns: 623 Standings - 1. BryantÕ s 2. Adirondack Concrete 3. Adirondack Aeries 4. Champlain Bridge Marina 5. Mountain Lake Services 6.Woodworkers First Half winners: BryantÕ s Lumber Thursday WomenÕ s League 175 games - Theresa Staubitz: 176; Gloria Pepper: 177,182. Standings - 1. Twisters 2. Squirrels 3. Gutter Girls 4. Who Cares 5. Swilling Buddies 6. AC Misfits

Jaice Spring

Saturday Mixed League 200 games (men) - Tom Brassard: 212,205;Brad Hammond: 205;Dale Johnson:202; Andy Mattison:290,238. 175 games (women) - Andrea Marcotte:208; Kim Prew;181 600 series (men) - Andy Mattison: 702 500 series (women) - Andrea Marcotte: 526; Kim Prew:509 Standings - 1. Rolling Thunder 2. Los Jugadors 3. Wingnuts 4. Ensane Lane Robbers 5. South Park 6. PBA

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s a youngster growing up in the Adirondacks, I learned early on how to enjoy the winter and itÕ s many offerings, which ranged from snowball fights to snow forts, sledding, snowshoeing, skiing and skating I learned to embrace the winter at a young age, and how to take advantage of the recreational opportunities it offers. In fact, until recently, IÕ d nearly forgotten about the many evenings spent atop the town hill tossing snowballs at passing cars. My memory was jogged just the other night, when a group of hooligans peppered my car with snowballs as I drove past the former scene of my crimes. Adirondack winters can be the most extensive of all seasons, with snow storms typically arriving by October and the last of the snowpack hanging around until early May. If a person doesnÕ t know how to enjoy winter sports activities, it can become the cruelest of all the seasons, and up north, there is simply no way to avoid it. In fact, it is a key component the Adirondack culture. Most local kids know how to jump start a car by the age of 10 and by then, theyÕ ve already been shoveling sidewalks for at least ta couple of years. Around here, thereÕ s more money to be made shoveling snow than in mowing lawns. Over the years, IÕ ve had the opportunity to introduce many guests to the joys of winter travel; but my greatest pleasure was derived in the process of introducing my own children to the joys of the season. They ski, skate, play hockey and both spent time with the luge and bobsled. IÕ ve often been asked whatÕ s the most appropriate age to start a child on skis, snowshoes or skates. My standard response is, Ò As soon as itÕ s comfortable for both you and the kids!Ó Comfortable is the key word. Kids are high energy and can be easily entertained with minimum equipment and minimal instruction. However, the main focus is having fun for everyone involved. Skis, skates or snowshoes are really winterÕ s toys. Sleds are a helpful tool for when the kids get tired.

Kids have a lower center of gravity, and if they fall the donÕ t have far to go. In fact, most kids like to fall in the snow, provided they are dressed properly. My children have been on skis and skates from an early age. They began with boot binding skis, the type which allowed them to wear warm winter boots. They first learned how to slide, shuffle, fall and get up on the living room carpet. Skiing is comfortable indoors as itÕ s warm, thereÕ s no deep powder, no cold mittens, no runny noses and it really generates great enthusiasm for getting outdoors. When they finally advance to real snow, it’s important to remember they have short attention spans and mostly, they just want to have fun. DonÕ t exceed their tolerance level, and try to stop while they still want more. Be sure to pay attention to the weather and donÕ t attempt outings in bitter cold or windy conditions. Be sure to dress kids accordingly and keep the lessons to a minimum. It is helpful to have a hill nearby, but not too steep. Even if they canÕ t kick and glide; they will want the skis to slide. Strive to make the experience exciting and entertaining for them, and be sure to quit before they are bored or get too cold, and always keep a sled handy, just in case! ItÕ s has to be fun, or itÕ s done. Keep some hot chocolate handy. If you want to instill a child with the desire to pursue the activity, whether skiing, snowshoeing or skating; be certain it is on their terms. Make their winter outings exciting and adventurous, and set simple yet achievable goals with a reward in mind. We took a lot of home videos which are much easier to accomplish today than they were 15 or 20 years ago. Videos are great fun for them to watch their progress on TV, and itÕ s easier for parents to point out helpful techniques. Kids will strive to succeed if their parents are enthusiastic and involved. Always quit the activity while you are ahead, and leave them wanting more, rather than wishing they could quit. Keep in mind that whatever the activity, it needs be for their satisfaction not yours! A ski lesson that degenerates into a snowball fight is still good fun; even if it signals the end of the lesson. I believe that skating is best accomplished first in an arena and similar to alpine skiing; it helps to have professional instruction. It is always better to have children learn these skills along with someone their own age and ability. Positive reinforcement brings better results than negatives, so be sure to encourage rather than criticize. You can lead by example, but just go at a slower pace. Nordic skiing and snowshoeing lessons can easily be handled by most parents. For either activity, I find it best to set groomed tracks appropriate to the width of the childÕ s stride. Ski or snowshoe tracks that are comfortable for an adult may be too wide for

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The author and his daughter ski along the base of a large ice flow in this image taken by renowned Adirondack photographer, Frank Houck. a small child to straddle and can cause them to be off balance. As children progress in skill, endurance and enthusiasm, it will soon be time to graduate from the backyard to a local nordic ski center. Be sure to upgrade their equipment appropriately since nothing hampers their development more than a pair of ski boots or skates that are too tight or skis that are too small. When a child attains the skills necessary to enjoy the winter environment, their opportunities for positive recreational experiences are virtually unlimited. Parents and children will develop commonality and a set of shared skills that will result in an indelible recreational bond. According to recent reports, there are currently more people enjoying winter sports today than ever before. This is likely due to the advances in clothing, the availability of lighter and easier to use equipment, and a progressive and proactive winter sports industry. It is important to realize that studies indicate the majority of lifelong skiers began skiing by the time they were in the 4th grade. The research didnÕ t stop with just winter sports. Further studies indicate the majority of lifelong outdoor travelers were initiated to outdoor sports at a similarly early age, typically by their father, an Uncle or a close family friend. The lack of structured entertainment centers such as movie theaters, social centers or YMCAÕ s in most Adirondack communities, should not be considered a negative factor; especially if parents and community leaders make the effort to provide similarly enjoyable positive recreational opportunities. The community of Tupper Lake has long been a leader in this regard, with their continuing volunteer efforts to reopen Big Tupper Ski Area, and to develop a new, outdoor municipal skating rink. These new developments follow the successful effort to upgrade their local movie theater and bring it into the digital age. There is more to be done, but itÕ s obvious the community is well on the way. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net.

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 1979 SOUTHWIND Motor Home 27', sleeps 6, self contained generator, air condition, micro oven, everything works. Firm $3500. 518-494-3215. 2008 KEYSTONE Cougar XLite Travel Trailer, 26', 1 slide, sleeps 6 -8, bunks, polar package, TV, many extras, one owner, mint condition. $15,000. 518-494-7796. 2013 JAYCO 33RLDS 35’, custom built, 3 slides, all leather interior, 2 flat screen TVs, built-in fireplace, every option available, mint condition, $24,500. 631-885-0198 or 516-967-5260.

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SUVS 2003 FORD Explorer 2003 Ford Explorer, tan, 127,000 miles, loaded, power everything, A/C, remote start, new battery, alt, belts. $4500. 518-668-2970.

TRUCKS 1999 FORD F250 w/Fisher Minute Mount Plow, 95k original miles. Asking $5500 OBO. Blue Mt Lake. Contact Lenny 518-352-7006 or bluemtrest200@gmail.com

BUCKET TRUCK FOR SALE 1987 International 1900 Single Axle, with Steel Out-Riggers on the rear near back wheels. Truck has DT466 Diesel engine with 132,000 miles, in very good condition. A one man bucket, will reach 50' high. Bucket also equipted with winch and picking point from both booms. Truck licensed, and ready to drive or work. Asking $7,500 or Trade. Owner: Don Thew- 518-6438434 802 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY 12972 or Thew802@verizon.net

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SCHROON LAKE - Leased Land with Camp in Excellent Condition, 50' lakefront, 48' wooden dock, asking $50,000. Call for details 518-495-7683. SCHROON LAKE WATERFRONT CAMP on leased Land. Screened porch, 32' aluminum dock + more. $37,900. 518-569-6907. SINGLE FAMILY Home, Lovely single family home, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath. To trade, swap, sell for equal value home in area, $129,000. Located in beautiful Edgewater, FL. 518-696-2829.

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CROWN POINT LAND - 53 Peasley Road. Property offers 3.5 acres on Putnam Creek with 600 feet of road frontage, a 50' x 30' 2 story frame barn with electricity and oil heat. Zones residential. Can be converted or build new. Beautiful spot and minutes to the Northway or Ticonderoga. $65,000. Purdy Realty LLC - 384-1117. Call Frank Villanova - 878-4275 cell STONEY CREEK 50 Acres secluded easy access 1800 ft. black top frontage, mountain views, Stoney Creek, NY 100K, no interest fianancing. 518-696-2829 FARMFARM666@YAHOO.COM TOWN OF Lake George 1/2 acre building lot. Access to Village water. Ideal for build-out basement. $47,000. Will hold mortgage for qualified buyer, 20% down. 518668-0179 or 518-321-3347.

(2) TRAILERS (OPEN) - both excellent condition; 2010 Triton 20' Aluminum - max wgt. 7500 lbs. Asking $4900 and 1989 Bison 31' overal Gooseneck, Asking $2900. 518-546-3568. CENTURY 6’ Fiberglass Truck Cap has 3 sliding windows w/screens. Also bedliner. Fits Toyotas. Excellent condition. $1100 value, asking $500. 518-546-7913. STUDDED SNOW Tires Two new condition studded Firestone Winterforce snow tires, 215/70R 14, mounted and balanced on Ford Aerostar rims, asking $60 each. 518-585-5267 or 410-833-4686.

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PUBLIC NOTICE ESSEX COUNTY ADOPTION OF LOCAL LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 2, 2013, the Essex County Board of Supervisors duly adopted Local Law No. 4 of 2013, a local law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law §3-C. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that this Local Law will

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Gondal Enterprise LLC Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law. The name of the limited liability company is: Q. Gondal Enterprise LLC, and the Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on December 12, 2013. The county within this state in which the office of the limited liability company is to be located is Essex. The secretary of state is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without this state to which the secretary of state will mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served on him or her is 58 The Portage, Ticonderoga,

New York 12883. TT-12/21-1/25/20146TC-57503 ----------------------------TOWN OF S C H R O O N Organizational Meeting Monday, January 6, 2014 6:00P.M. AT THE TOWN HALL Patricia Savarie Town Clerk TT-12/28/2013-1TC57608 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING The Ticonderoga Fire District will hold the Annual Organizational Meeting on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 3:00 P.M at the Ticonderoga Fire House, 60 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, NY. All Meetings are open to the Public.

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Times of Ti - 31 2014, one (1) percent penalty will be added, two (2) percent penalty added as of March 1, 2014 and three (3) percent penalty added as of April 1, 2014 until the return of unpaid taxes on May 1, 2014 is made to the County Treasurer pursuant to law. You will be offered the opportunity to pay your taxes in four installments, but you must choose to do so by January 31st. Instructions will be included in with your taxes. Elaine C. Adkins Town Clerk/Tax Collector T T- 1 2 / 2 8 / 1 3 - 1 T C 57613 ----------------------------ESSEX COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF 2014

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persons interested therein concerning the same. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the full text of such proposed Local Law No. #1 of 2014 may be obtained upon request from the Clerk of the Board’s Office, 7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, New York 12932. Judith A. Garrison, Clerk Essex County Board of Supervisors 7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3353 Dated: December 20, 2013 TT-12/28/2013-1TC57612 -----------------------------

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