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MORIAH | No date has yet been set for opening the time capsule recovered from the former Moriah Episcopal Church on Henry Street. A group of concerned citizens dug up the metal box from the cornerstone of the church before it was sold at an Essex County tax auction in the fall. The capsule had been buried in 1872 when the church was dedicated. “We have it in the (town) vault,” Moriah Town Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava said at a recent Town Council meeting. “We’ll do it, right at Mary’s house.” Church neighbor Mary Considine, who alerted residents to the existence of the time capsule, wants to be present when it’s opened, he said, but has been ill. Free Dump Day in Moriah didn’t go as planned, Scozzafava said. “We thought we were doing a good thing,” Scozzafava said. “Chose any day, we said. You have one trip to the dump (transfer station) to get rid of your junk.” He said there’s been confusion. » Time capsule Cont. on pg. 4

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Marty Fitzgerald II of Hague will receive honor

» Fitzgerald Cont. on pg. 5

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TICONDEROGA | Just six weeks after promising to shake up the local news industry, WIPS News is now the subject of a criminal investigation. “At this very moment, it is an ongoing criminal investigation,” Acting Ticonderoga Police Department Chief Mike Mawn told The Sun last Monday.



Mawn declined to provide additional details, but several former employees of the online radio venture claim they have not been paid and have fi led formal complaints with local law enforcement and state regulatory agencies. The original team has quit. WIPS has been evicted from their downtown office space, and the furniture has been repossessed. Owner Robert Streeter has debarked to Cadyville, some 75 miles north of Ticonderoga, where he says he will launch new radio properties despite the cloud of controversy and unanswered questions left in the wake of his sudden departure.


The staff exodus began last month after

payroll checks bounced. “We’ve estimated it is in the neighborhood of $10,000,” said Paul Hurlburt, a former disc jockey. Hurlburt is one of the seven employees Streeter hired after he announced the station’s resurrection last fall. The original WIPS AM 1250 closed in 2008, citing financial difficulties. Going by the alias J. Walter Scott, Streeter promised nothing less than a media powerhouse featuring breaking news, local sports coverage and six stations playing non-stop music. Streeter even said he contracted with a talent agency in Los Angeles for professional voice actors. » WIPS Cont. on pg. 10


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» Time capsule Cont. from pg. 1 “We have to put a lot of thought into it for next year,” Scozzafava said. “It hasn’t gone as smoothly as we thought it would go.” The town clerk gave out special passes to residents, but some wanted more than one, and the Town Council had voted to allow just one voucher per resident, he said. Renee Anderson attended the meeting as the

new Moriah Chamber of Commerce president. “I’m excited for the opportunity to grow with the community,” she said. “I’m excited to be here.“ “Thank you were taking this on,” Scozzafava said. “We look forward to looking with you.” Anderson said they’re thinking of starting a small film festival, and creating a motto for the chamber. Linda Smyth said “Mountains of History”


is one slogan suggested. Scozzafava said the old motto was “Look and Linger.”

They will ask for suggestions from businesses, Anderson said. ■


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TICONDEROGA | The Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County has received a $1,000 grant from the Evergreen Fund of the Adirondack Foundation. The grant will help support the agency’s ongoing work within Essex County schools and communities.

“We greatly appreciate these funds from the Evergreen Fund donors, which we believe acknowledge the critical nature of our efforts addressing substance abuse in the region,” said the prevention team’s executive director, Doug Terbeek. The prevention team is now in its 32nd year of operation, providing a range of substance abuse prevention and youth development services within Essex County. Descriptions of these services can be found on their Facebook page at and their website at ■

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TICONDEROGA | Experts briefed state and local officials last week in Syracuse on harmful algal blooms. Known as known as HABs, the toxic algae bursts threaten upstate lakes and Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to stamp them out as part of a new state initiative. The second of four state-organized summits saw a braintrust of state and local officials and national algae experts troubleshoot ways to combat what stakeholders say is a critical issue, threatening drinking water supplies, recreational activities and tourism. Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky attended the session at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He will also deliver comments at the North Country event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20 at the Best Western in Ticonderoga.

The evening session will be open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. “People don’t agree a lot on Lake George, but one thing they agree on is increased algae growth,” Navitsky told The Sun. Thirty years ago, it’d be unthinkable for a swimmer to emerge from the lake coverage in slime. Now it’s more likely than you think. The governor proposed $65 million in the state budget to combat HABs. Twelve lakes statewide have been targeted, including Lake Champlain. Any waterbody in the state with HABs is eligible for funding. So far, Lake George is in the clear, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation has not confirmed the presence of the algae, which is often likened to clumps of pea soup, in the waterbody. “But from our monitoring, we’ve seen concern with benthic algae, and that can be just as dangerous as HABs,” Navitsky said. The FUND for Lake George hailed the Syracuse event for the range of stakeholders and hoped for similar results at the Ticonderoga session. “We are very proud to be part of that and

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» Fitzgerald Cont. from pg. 1 By Lohr McKinstry STA FF W RITER

TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus will honor Martin Fitzgerald II of Hague as the next Irishman of the Year on Saturday, March 17 at 6 p.m. Fitzgerald is a community volunteer and recipient of the Ticonderoga Alumni Association’s Special Service Award, for service to his community and the students of the Ticonderoga Central School District. The celebration will be held at the group’s dining hall on Montcalm Street. “Come help us roast Martin ‘Marty’ Fitzgerald as our Irishman of the Year at our dinner,” said knight Tom Blanchard. “No one has ever

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gone away hungry. Be sure to come out and have a fun night.” Fitzgerald grew up in Sabbath Day Point and attended Hague Central School until it closed in 1979. He is a 1981 graduate of Ticonderoga High School and earned an asso-

bringing information to the Ticonderoga event as well,” Navitsky said. A chief goal for the nonprofit is to developed relationships with national algae minds, and ensuring DEC is aware that Lake George may be closer to the tipping point than people realize. “Clearly algae is telling us something,” Navitsky said. “It’s the canary in the coal mine.” The summits are bring together national and state experts, including Greg Boyer at SUNY ESF and Tim Davis, a professor at Ohio’s Bowling Green University. Following the forums, experts will work with local steering committees to craft action plans designed to address the causes of the blooms, often attributed to excess nutrients and wastewater runoff. The FUND for Lake George takes between

60 to 70 and samples from the namesake lake every year. Between 75 and 80 percent of those have cyanobacteria, but not at levels that produce toxins. But that could change. Navitsky said the food web is changing as more nutrients enter the system. Following the summits, the state will provide $500,000 per lake to execute the plans to reduce those sources. Stakeholders have until May to craft the plans. The state will unlock $60 million in grant funding for the initiative’s execution, including new monitoring and treatment technologies, with funds coming from the Clean Water Infrastructure Act and the Environmental Protection Fund. ■

ciate’s degree from Delhi College. Fitzgerald has been active in both the towns of Hague and Ticonderoga, including 35 years with the Hague Volunteer Fire Department, serving as assistant chief, vice president, and president of the department’s board of directors. He also was involved in the construction of the current Hague Fire Station, serving as project chairman. He has been a member of the Hague Town Council since 2012 and has served on the Ticonderoga Central School Board since 2011. Fitzgerald is also a member of Elks Lodge 1494 of Ticonderoga. “He’s always willing to lend a helping hand to any organization’s fundraising activities,” Blanchard said. “If anyone has attended a chicken barbecue in Hague or in recent years at the Elks or the Knights of Columbus in

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Thoughts from Behind the Pressline Another interesting article came to our attention recently published in the New York Times. By Dan Alexander Farhad Manjoo’s • PUBLISHER • “For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned” recounted his experiences. You can read it at ny times. com/2018/03/07/technology/twomonths-news-newspapers.html. For those of us born when broadcast was in its infancy, and Al Gore had not yet created the internet, the flow of news was such that one had time to process it and focus on the important aspects of daily living. Today we are so plugged into news and events received through many venues, each with a slanted perspective and presented in a glorified mode that we are made to believe the earth is shaking and the sky is about to fall. Add to that the urgency to get it out first and worry if it’s accurate later, creates much of this false information that once out in the public arena is never completely corrected, adding to a narrative that encourages speculation, hyperbole and paranoia. After nearly two months of his selfimposed break from the digital news flow, Mr. Manjoo realized “that the digitization of news is ruining how we collectively process information. Technology allows us to burrow into echo chambers, exacerbating misinformation and polarization and softening up society for propaganda. With artificial intelligence making audio and video as easy to fake as text, we’re entering a hall-of-mirrors dystopia, what some are calling an information apocalypse.” After his experiment, Mr. Manjoo offered three pieces of advice for the intake of news: Get news, not too quickly and avoid social media. He notes real life is slow and it takes time for professionals to figure out exactly what happened. On social networks, people don’t just post stories, they post their take on the story, underscoring how it proves their position to be right. Perhaps the most important takeaway from the experiment and one Mr. Manjoo never realized before was, “I’m embarrassed about how much free time I have — in two months, I managed to read half a dozen books, took up pottery and (I think) became a more attentive husband and father.” Current events are important, but they should only affect a portion of our daily lives and should never be so consuming that we ignore the people and things in our lives that have far greater importance in making us who we are. We each only have one life to live and the herd mentality should never be our guiding light. ■

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From the Editorial Board Democratic congressional candidate Dylan Ratigan has never voted in his life. It’s an issue that has quickly defined his nascent campaign. The first-time candidate readily admitted his lack of civic engagement to reporters ahead of his campaign rollout last month, and acknowledged his apathy will be a cudgel with which his opponents will use to bash him. He’s not wrong. Ratigan, 45, has taken heat from his opponents, local residents, newspaper editorial boards and reporters alike, at least one of whom seemed incredulous at his bombastic press conference in Saranac Lake last month and grilled him accordingly. Ratigan has copped to his apathy. “I was wrong in my belief that I could express my point of view relative to the political activity of this economy through journalism and through business,” said Ratigan, a former cable news host and financial reporter. “I was sorely mistaken.” We’re as high-minded as the next person when it comes to expressing your constitutional rights, and have repeatedly pleaded with readers to go to the polls in state, local and federal elections. But Ratigan brings up a valid point: What he appeared to be trying to say,


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To the Editor: I’ve been told there’s a petition circulating around town requesting that Johnsburg Emergency Squad members never use the ambulance for personal use, even if just going to the store. As president of the squad, I think it’s most important that our crews are ready to respond immediately at all times of the day. That’s why I request they take the ambulance if they go to the store or out to breakfast in town: if a call comes over, they don’t have to go back to the building to get one. I estimate the ambulance makes this mile and a half trip to North Creek about 2 to 4 times a week at a total cost to the town in diesel of about $50 a year. Our full-time paramedics stay in the building for 36 straight hours. Though they try to bring enough supplies for the duration, sometimes they run out. They receive no health benefits

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perhaps inelegantly, is that he viewed his contribution to society through the prism of his reporting gig as wholly adequate. All news reporters see themselves as warriors chasing some type of noble truth, and many of them find meaning in furthering some type of change, whether speaking truth to injustice or correcting some type of societal wrong. On the other hand, we must balance this with being neutral, and shouldn’t be pushing an agenda. To admit doing so — even when manning a desk at a left-leaning cable news station like the MSNBC — is an admission that networks are somewhat biased. That bias, of course, is a chief tool used to undermine support in the media daily, most maddeningly, when partisans dismiss reporting as fake or fraudulent simply due to a source they may find illegitimate. So in a way, while Ratigan has somewhat hemmed himself in, his admission brings up another point that should also be considered: Should political reporters make their political preferences public? And further, should they even vote in the races they cover? Much ink has been spilled on the subject with writers opining on every conceivable

or pensions. All of them, including myself, work another full-time job somewhere else. They have not received a wage increase in three years. Our medics could all make more money doing something else, with all the responsibility and education and training involved. They work here because they care deeply for what they do, and the people they care for. We are very lucky to have them. Please call me or stop by the building. We’ll answer any of your questions. Joseph Connelly, President, Johnsburg Emergency Squad ■

Adirondack PILOT debate missing one critical detail

To the Editor: Discussions on the proposed PILOT for taxes on state forest lands within the Adirondack Park have missed mentioning one very important detail. That detail is that nowhere is it

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angle over the years. Obviously the decision to vote is an extremely personal and complex one, and asking anyone to justify that rationale publicly is asking them to strip back and expose a deeply intimate and personal set of values. But Ratigan is now no longer a private citizen, but rather a political candidate seeking your support. It’s fair to pose those questions to Ratigan, but the broader context should not be lost. Voting is a sacred duty, so is covering the news objectively. After all, we’re supposed to be the gatekeepers. Objectivity is the chief pillar underpinning our jobs. But we also believe it is possible to balance professional responsibilities with our civic ones. Voter disenfranchisement has been endlessly dissected since a shock upset swept the current occupant of the White House into office in 2016. Perhaps a candidate who has willingly sat out the process has more to offer the public discussion than we think. Ratigan shouldn’t be given a pass, but his admission isn’t a deal-breaker, either. ■ —The Editorial Board

said that the state must budget the necessary funds to pay taxes on its forest lands in the Adirondacks. Adirondack communities can’t afford the PILOT. Many have state lands that compose over 50 percent to as much as over 90 percent of their tax base. The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages, when I was its very fi rst chairman in 1993-1994, proposed amending the Real Property Tax Law Section 532 dealing with the taxation of certain state lands. Our resolution called for the addition of a new subsection, which would read as follows: “No law repealing subsection (A) hereof shall be effective unless enacted by the state legislature at two successive regular sessions by a two-thirds majority vote of the senate and assembly.” Subsection A of Sect. 532 reads: “All wild or forest lands owned by the state within the Forest Preserve.” The resolution also supported the amendment of Article VII of the state constitution to provide an additional Section 20. “The state budget shall include

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Domestic results in charges Ti Police made three felony arrests recently By Lohr McKinstry STA FF W RITER

TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Town Police recently arrested Johnathan Spaulding on four charges that included assault and choking someone during a dispute. Spaulding was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child, 4th-degree criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing, and 3rd-degree assault. Spaulding was processed and arraigned in Ticonderoga Town Court. He was released

on his own recognizance. The case was handled by Sergeant Dale Quesnel and Patrolman Rich Waldron. In another case, while on a home visit with the Essex County Probation Department, Rachel Thompson was arrested for 4th-degree criminal possession of marijuana. She was issued an appearance ticket, and will appear in town court at a later date.

The case was handled by Sergeant Dale Quesnel and county probation officers. Police later arrested Antone P. TeRiele for 7th-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, 2nd-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana, and littering. TeRiele was issued appearance tickets for town court. ■

Hunter gets conviction reversed Moriah man takes plea bargain for shooting fellow hunter By Lohr McKinstry STA FF W RITER

ELIZABETHTOWN | The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court reversed Shawn LaValley’s conviction for 2nd-degree assault resulting from a hunting accident in the Town of Moriah on Dec. 1, 2014. He’s now accepted a plea agreement from the Essex County District Attorney’s Office that has him pleading guilty to the same charge but receiving a determinate sentence of four years instead of the seven he originally got. LaValley, 36, was accused of shooting Joseph R. Rodriquez of Mineville in mistake of game. Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague said her office was prepared to retry LaValley as soon as possible, but the retrial plans ended with his guilty plea on March 5. He will be re-sentenced on March 26. “LaValley got reversed on appeal for failure of the judge to give lesser included offense instruction,” she said. “This was no error committed on the part of the prosecution. In fact, the appellate court found our case to be legally sufficient. Unfortunately, due to this one error, we may be headed back to trial. We will be ready to proceed accordingly.” LaValley would have had a lesser charge of misdemeanor

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3rd-degree assault included for jurors to consider this time. The charge he was convicted on both times is a felony. He was incarcerated at Mohawk State Correctional Facility since Aug. 23, 2016, but was placed in the Essex County Jail to await sentencing. LaValley was originally sentenced by Essex County Judge Richard Meyer to seven years in prison, along with three years of post-release supervision and other penalties. He

POLICE BLOTTER Ticonderoga man arrested for felony DWI, possession of stolen property

TICONDEROGA | On March 12 at approximately 1:30 a.m., New York State Police responded to White Church Road in the Town of Crown Point for a report of a disabled vehicle parked in the center of the roadway. Upon arriving on scene, state troopers located a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado truck, parked in the center of the roadway. The driver of the vehicle appeared to be asleep in the driver’s seat. The doors were locked, but troopers were able to awaken the driver by knocking on the door. The operator was subsequently » Letters Cont. from pg. 6 Evidently a reader took exception to the fact that people are happy with the congresswoman’s performance to date. There are 435 members in the U.S. House. The senior members exert more influence in the creation of legislation. While Rep. Stefanik is early in only her fourth year in Congress, she already has provided substantial impetus on key bills effecting North Country residents. The recent multi-year funding for North Country health centers is a perfect example of the type of legislation the congresswoman has influenced. More funding for environmental issues effecting residents from the St. Lawrence River, thru the Adirondack Park and even to Saratoga are again bills the congresswoman

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identified as Jacob T. Sawyer, 21, of Ticonderoga. Sawyer was subsequently arrested for DWI. His blood alcohol content was determined to be .13 percent. When asked about who was the registered owner of the truck, Sawyer stated he did not know. The owner was determined to be an 81-year-old male from Hague. When the man was contacted by New York State Police, he advised he did not know Sawyer and never gave him permission to drive his vehicle. Sawyer was also found to have been previously convicted of DWI in June 2017, in the Town of Ticonderoga. Sawyer was charged with felony DWI, and criminal possession of stolen property. He was further ticketed

has championed. And then there is the increased funding to help fight the opioid epidemic. Congress is in session an average of four days per week from Jan. 1 to Aug.1. This requires all lawmakers to spend a large amount of time in Washington. As for physical town halls, they are increasingly a thing of the past. Younger voters increasingly use electronics to access the political process. Teletown halls are an up and coming tool and are much more productive and allow a far greater number of constituents to access the meeting, without spending travel time to attend. By conducting these types of events, the congresswoman can reduce travel time and spend more time in Washington where the legislation is actually written. She has in fact met

will still have the three years of post-release supervision. Following the incident off Bartlett Pond Road in Mineville, LaValley told State Police he thought he heard a noise that sounded like antlers rubbing against branches and mistook Rodriguez for a deer. LaValley fired a 12-gauge shotgun, wounding Rodriguez, then 83, in the lower abdomen and hand. Rodriguez was wearing camouflage clothing and a blaze-orange hat, police said. LaValley was also convicted of 4th-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Because of a previous criminal conviction for felony 1st-degree criminal contempt, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was sentenced to time served and a $1,000 fine on that charge. The court refused to allow the jury to consider the lesser count of 3rd-degree assault because of the severity of Rodriguez’s injuries. Second-degree assault requires reckless behavior, while 2nddegree depends on criminal negligence, according to the statute. “Recklessness and criminal negligence are achingly close to one another,” the appeals court wrote. “A reckless defendant perceives the risk but consciously disregards it, while a criminally negligent defendant negligently fails to perceive the risk altogether.” Essex County First Assistant District Attorney Michael Langey prosecuted the case, and LaValley was represented by Essex County Public Defender Brandon Boutelle. Boutelle said his client chose to accept a plea agreement for a lesser sentence, rather than risk a longer term if he was convicted again at trial for the same offense. ■

for various traffic violations. Sawyer was arraigned at the Crown Point Town Court where he was remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. The investigation is pending further charges by State Police in Troop G. ■

Crown Point man arrested for drug possession following traffic stop

CROWN POINT | On March 5 at approximately 10:39 p.m., New York State Police conducted a traffic stop on State Route 9N in the Town of Ticonderoga near Vineyard Road, on a vehicle traveling 60 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone. The operator,

personally with thousands of her constituents as time permits. I would also like to mention the Reciprocity Bill. If a state resident living in Suffolk County receives a carry permit from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department for a handgun, they cannot take it to an upstate camp they may own. Leaving Suffolk County with the handgun would immediately make them a criminal. The bill would remedy this flaw in the law and bring true “common sense” to gun laws. Bill Murphy, Chairman Hamilton County Republican Committee ■

Questioning broadband prices

To the Editor: Willsboro, $7,149; Essex County,

Maximiliano Mesones, 25, of Crown Point, was found to have a suspended license. He was also found in possession of approximately 93 grams of liquid concentrated marijuana, approximately 1.3 grams of concentrated cannabis and approximately 3 grams of marijuana. Mesones was arrested and charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was additionally ticketed for speed in zone and aggravated unlicensed operation. Mesones was arraigned in the Ticonderoga Town Court where he was remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail, or $5,000 secured bond. ■

$2,704; Dickinson, $12,569 per address. Check wisdom at the door, please. Tim Sherman, Westport ■

Paying out of pocket for Lyme disease treatment

To the Editor: Please help pass the word. Lyme disease, rocky mountain spotted fever and malaria are all here in this area. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in your hospital, Elizabethtown Community Hospital, in July 2017. I feel I’m still fighting for my life. Last October, I was forced to see an unconventional doctor in Delmar. They diagnosed me also with the Rocky Mountain spotted fever and walking pneumonia. They

feel I have had these for 12-13 years. Please get checked if you have these symptoms: 1. Rigidity 2. Painful joints 3. Shortness of breath 4. Other symptoms, such as weakness, tiredness, etc. I tried to get help from several doctors over the years. Their reply was always, “I don’t think so.” At present, I’m being treated by an unconventional doctor in Delmar. This means I pay out of pocket. Insurance has not paid for any of my office calls yet. It’s in appeals. Please get the word out to the medical professionals, politicians and the public that this is real. I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this. Phillis Washburn, Redford ■

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The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will screen “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” winner of the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, on March By Elizabeth Izzo 16-17 at 7 p.m. Starring Frances Mc• COLUMNIST • Dormand, this dark comedy tells the story of one mother’s conviction to pressure local law enforcement to find her daughter’s killer. Rated R. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 518-523-2512. The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is screening “Lady Bird,” a coming of age film that follows a young girl through her senior year at a Catholic high school, on March 17 at 7:30 p.m. Rated R. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for minors. Learn more at or by calling 518-963-7777.


An exhibit featuring the work of mixed-media artist Daesha Devon Harris opened at the Courthouse Gallery in Lake George on March 10. A Saratoga Springs native, Harris’ work combines imagery often sourced from her hometown with historical and biographical information about her subjects. “Through my artwork I strive to promote a sincere understanding of the contemporary and historic contributions of people of color with insight, compassion and protectiveness,” the artist said in a statement. “I endeavor to capture the ‘life’ that continues to evolve amidst struggle and success. And with ardent respect for a profound past, I challenge the viewer to consider the complexity of issues facing communities of color.” The exhibit will be on display through April 14. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday, 12 – 5 p.m., Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m., and all other times by appointment. Learn more at Saranac Lake’s BluSeed Studios will open a display featuring the work of resident visual artist Jeff Waring on March 16. Waring’s bright, intricate paintings will be available for view through April 28. To learn more about the exhibit, “Jeff Waring: Surface and Depth — Adiron-

The Adirondack Ballet Theater will perform an adaption of “The Wizard of Oz” in Glens Falls on March 23.

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dack Reflections in Paint,” visit An opening reception is slated for March 16 from 5-7 p.m.


The Essex Theatre Company is holding open auditions for its upcoming performance of the comedic drama “Painting Churches” by Tina Howe. Auditions run March 17-18 from 2-4 p.m. at the Willsborough Visitors Center in Willsboro. Three roles are available for this summer production: a 60 year old Bostonian named Fanny Church; her husband, a 70 year old New England poet; and their daughter, a 30 year old painter.


An adaption of the classic children’s tale “The Wizard of Oz” by the Adirondack Ballet Theater will land at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls on March

23 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at noon and 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person and available by calling 518-4804878 or by visiting Our Town Theater Group is set to perform “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a comedy by Joe DiPietro, at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on March 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 25 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person, $8 for students. Learn more at The Adirondack Regional Theater is teaming up with the Chazy Music Theatre for a joint performance of “Shrek, the Musical” at Chazy Central Rural School. Performances are slated for March 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24-25 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors and children under 12. Purchase tickets at or at the door. ■

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NOW - MARCH 21 Moriah » Free Adult Swim

Program held at Moriah High School; Wednesdays at the 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exercise-based. 5:00 pm-6:00pm Open Swim.

MAR. 16

Olmstedville » Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner held at Minerva Central School; 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. For more info Contact Lynn Green at greenl@minervasdorg or 518-2512000.

MAR. 17

Schroon Lake » Winter Movie

Madness held at Schroon lake Public Library; The Library will offer 2 showings of new release DVD Movies at 12:30 Lost & Found - a magical tale about friendship and loneliness. A short film, only 24 minutes & at 7:00 pm for the Adults & Teens Victoria & Abdul - extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in Queen Victoria’s rule. Free.

MAR. 17

Chestertown » Corned Beef

and Cabbage Dinner held at Community Methodist Church; Adults $10.00, Children under 5 $5.00. Details: 518-494-3374

MAR. 17

Johnsburg » Spaghetti Supper held at United Methodist Church; 5:00 p.m. - ?? to benefit Hank & Marye Allen. Hank & Marye were forced to leave their home after severe flooding in their

basement causing the fuel oil line to rupture following Department of Environmental Conservation excavation work on neighboring Johnsburg Garage property. Since mid-January, they have been staying with their daughter in Fort Edward and have been unable to return home because of the strong odor of petroleum and lack of heat. They’ve had to run space heaters around the clock to keep pipes from freezing and prevent other damage but floors have buckled and warped and everything in the home is permeated with petroleum odor. Single serve desserts (cookies, brownies, etc.) or bread/rolls are requested if you wish to donate food for the supper. Please contact Colleen Delcore 518-648-5458 with questions and/or to coordinate donations.

MAR. 17

Ticonderoga » Corned Beef

dinner held at Knights of Columbus; 3:00 p.m. Celebrate our Irishman of the year, Martin (Marty) Fitzgerald, with an Irish meal. Donation $15. Irish music performed by Loose Monkey’s from 8pm - 11pm.Only 100 tickets will sold. If you would like to make a reservation, call 518-585-6520, or call Dick Liddell 518-5856280.

MAR. 17 - MAR. 18 Thurman »


Spaghetti Supper held at Johnsburg United Methodist Church

Thurman Maple Days held at In & around Town; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thurman


maple producers - four of them, the largest in Warren County, will open their sugarhouses to show how this age-old art is practiced with the help of technological advancements. To get the full schedule of events go to www. More information: Randy Galusha, 518623-4744 toadhillmaple@gmail. com

MAR. 23

Ticonderoga » Roast Turkey

Breast Dinner held at Ticonderoga Masonic Temple; 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. sponsored jointly by the members of Mount Defiance Lodge No. 794, F.&A.M., and Fort Ticonderoga Chapter No. 263, Order of the Eastern Star. Take-outs will be also available. Tickets are $10.for adults and $6.for children 12 years old and under, and will be sold at the door. Parking for this event will be available along Montcalm Street, also at the Hancock House parking lot.

MAR. 23 - MAR. 24

Olmstedville » OZ Musical held at Minerva Central School; 7:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. For more info Contact Lynn Green at greenl@ minervasdorg or 518-251-2000.

MAR. 24

Schroon Lake » Winter Movie

Madness held at Schroon lake Public Library; The Library will offer 2 showings of new release DVD Movies at 12:30 Ferdinand- the bull rallies a misfit team and goes on the ultimate adventure & at 7:00 pm for the Adults & Teens The Secret Scripture - an Irish film starring Vanessa Redgrave. Free.

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Mineville » Annual Chicken BBQ

& Basket Raffles held at VFW Post 5802; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This is a benefit for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1/2 chicken, Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls & Dessert, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For more info Jill Gray Shpur, 518-942-5250 or by email

MAR. 24 - MAR. 25

Thurman » Thurman Maple Days

held at In & around Town; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thurman maple producers - four of them, the largest in Warren County, will open their sugarhouses to show how this ageold art is practiced with the help of technological advancements. To get the full schedule of events go to More information: Randy Galusha, 518-623-4744 toadhillmaple@

MAR. 25

Ticonderoga » Breakfast Buffet

with Easter Bunny held at Elks Lodge #1494; 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Please bring your children, grandchildren and young at heart for a photo with the Easter Bunny. Adults $9, Children $6-10 $5 and children under 5 Free. This is a Lodge Fundraiser.

MAR. 25

Olmstedville » Billy Martin

Circus held at Minerva Central School; 3:00 p.m. For more info Contact Lynn Green at greenl@ minervasdorg or 518-251-2000

MAR. 29

Glens Falls » Tours for Tots held

at The Hyde Collection; 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Children ages 5 and younger learn about a work in the

Museum, then spend time in the Art Studio making their own creations.

MAR. 31

Schroon Lake » Winter Movie

Madness held at Schroon lake Public Library; The Library will offer 2 showings of new release DVD Movies at 12:30 Wonder - an inspiring and heartwarming story. A must see for Tweens!!! & at 7:00 pm for the Adults & Teens Wonder - an inspiring and heartwarming story. A MUST SEE. Free.

MAR. 31

Bolton Landing » Maple Sugaring held at Up Yonda Farm; 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. We’ll tap, collect, and boil the sap of sugar maples on the property. We’ll cover all the steps to get from sap to syrup. $4 per person, member no charge. Call 518-644-9767 for more info.

MAR. 31

Thurman » Kid’s Easter Party &

Egg Hunt held at Thurman Town Hall; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kids will be coloring eggs, followed by Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Girls are asked to wear their Easter Bonnets! Games, Candy count, many door prizes and raffle of Easter Baskets!! Followed with a buffet of goodies!


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Westport Federate Church, 6486 Main St, Westport. Saturday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am Requested donation $7 adults, $3 children 3-12, children under 3 free.

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Flamingos coming to town Getting down to it The Moriah Chamber has a From the Sidelines

flamboyance fundraiser By Lohr McKinstry STA FF W RITER

MORIAH | It could be an exciting April in Moriah as flamingos descend upon the community. “Word is getting out that residents in the town of Moriah may soon encounter a strange sight,” said Moriah Chamber of Commerce aide Kyle Miller. “Unexpected visitors, in the form of a flock of 30 flamingos, will be showing up in area yards for an overnight visit before disappearing as mysteriously as they arrived.”

The newest fundraising effort by the Moriah Chamber of Commerce allows individuals to send the mischievous flock of flamingos, also known as a flamboyance of flamingos, to any address in the Town of Moriah for a 24-hour stay. Miller said the cost to direct these “absurd birds to your secret destination” is $25. “The cheerfully pink visitors are a great way to make someone feel special,” he said. “Flock your neighbor, your friends, or your family.” The birds will land at 3 p.m. on the day of someone’s choosing, and will move on to their next destination at 3 p.m. the following day. The event will run the entire month of April, so the flamingo visits are limited to 30. Call the Moriah Chamber of Commerce at 518-250-1050 to reserve a day for the flamboyance of flamingos. ■

A new Moriah Chamber of Commerce fundraiser lets people send friends a flock of pink flamingos.

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For many high schools around the area, we are down to 15 weeks of school before the end of the year. For some, they are getting down to the last 15 weeks of high school. By Keith Lobdell That was me 24 years ago, count• COLUMNIST • ing down the days until I was “free.” I thought because I wasn’t immediately going to college, I would get to live the sweet life — or so I thought. Now I am looking at this situation through different eyes as a father of a senior student for the first of what (hopefully) will be three times, and it has been a different experience. Unlike myself, my daughter will be heading to college in August, committing to Southern Virginia University. So I have been able to experience the visits and talks with staff and auditioning for different programs within the college. I have also had the chance to watch her go through the decision process and the application process, something I never really did. In the end, it was a choice she made and we as parents are proud of. I am also getting to see the scholarship process, basically writing essay after essay to grab as much cash as possible. That part is also intriguing, mainly because I am the one now getting the bill so now hoping the wheel of fortune turns our way. Besides all that, however, it is a matter of getting prepared for a new chapter in life. My parents will tell you I had no fear of going out on my own. The most homesick I honestly ever felt is when I heard the song they played after Plattsburgh State scored a hockey goal. Not that I didn’t miss people or places — I just never dealt with homesickness in Sacramento or in Utah. Now, however, I am on the other side of the equation. The side that will feel something missing each time the National Anthem is sung. The one that will miss long trips and just talking. In short, the one who will wake up one morning in late August and realize there is someone is missing from the house, but knowing it is for all the right reasons. It will be interesting, emotional and new for all of us, but we are all looking forward to what we hope will be an amazing future. ■

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PORT HENRY Port Henry Knights of Columbus, bingo, 7 p.m. Every Monday

GLENS FALLS – Stained Glass for begginers with Guy Savio. March 3rd, 10th & 17th at 21 Cooper St. 10am-1pm. For pricing and more info call 518-696-2400 or

LAKE LUZERNE – Sunday March 18 Live Edge Bowl with John Kingsley. #1150-0318. 1 Day. 9am-4pm. For your safety: no loose-fitting clothes, hair tied back, comfortable shoes and no jewelry. If sensitive to wood dust registration for turning classes is not recommended. Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St. For pricing & more info call 518-696-2400 or

PORT HENRY - Grief Support Group First Thursday of Each Month Port Henry, St Patrick's Parrish Center 11:00-12:00pm For more information. Marie Marvull 518-743-1672

TICONDEROGA – On Sunday March 25th, the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494 at 5 Tower Ave. will host a Breakfast Buffet with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your Children, Grandchildren and the young at heart for a photo with the Easter Bunny. Adult $9, Children 6-10 $5, and Children under 5 Free. This is a Lodge Fundraiser.

SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon Lake Public Library Book Discussion Group is a book lovers club for culture, conversation, and growth, and this months book is Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. The group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 in the library Community Room. All are invited. Call the Schroon Lake Public Library to reserve a copy of this months book. For further information, contact the library at 518-532-7737, ext. 13.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS SCHROON LAKE – Spring Story Time at the Schroon Lake Public Library Thursdays, March 1st – March 29th at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, playtime, music, crafts & fun. No registration necessary. STONY CREEK - Stony Creek Library 37 Harrisburg road 4th Saturday Children's Movie Sat. March 24th at 11:00 AM Movie and a snack call library 518 696-5911 to let us know you are coming and for movie title! CLASSES & WORKSHOPS GLENS FALLS – Friday-Monday, March 23th-26th Build the Sagamore Chair with Larry Benjamin. #1151-0323. 4 days. 9am-4pm at 18 Curran Street. For pricing & more info call 518-696-2400 or GLENS FALLS – Introduction to Cold Process Soap Making with Roberta Devers-Scott. #12710316. 1/2 day. 6pm-9pm at 18 Curran St. For pricing & more info call 518-696-2400 or GLENS FALLS – Saturday March 24th Intermediate Rustic FurnitureCreating a Small Rustic Table with Jon Little. #1313-0324. 1 day. 9am-4pm at 18 Curran Street. For pricing & more info call 518-696or www.adirondack2400

LAKE LUZERNE – Monday March 19 and Thursday March 22th Tuffet Footstool with Carol Johns. #13060319. 2 half days. 9am-1pm at Adirondack Folk School 51 Main Street. For pricing & more info call 518-696-2400 or LAKE LUZERNE – Saturday & Sunday, March 24th-25th Shades of Nature with Teresa Breuer. #11590324. 2 half days. 9am-12pm at Adirondack Folk School 51 Main Street. For pricing & more info call 518-696-2400 or LAKE LUZERNE – Saturday & Sunday, March 24th-25th Greenwood Spoon Carving with Emmet Van Driesche . #1256-0324. 2 days. 9am-4pm. at Adirondack Folk School 51 Main Street. For pricing & more info call 518-6962400 or

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ELIZABETHTOWN - The diabetes support group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, in the boardroom,4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. The meeting is open to anyone those with diabetes, their caregivers, family members and friends. ESSEX - The Essex Yoga Club meets every Monday at 5:30 pm at St. Johns Church. Free, open to all.

SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon Lake Central School is offering pickleball in the gym on Thursdays, March, 8, 15, and 22. No competition, just fun. Equipment may be borrowed. This is offered through the school's Continuing Education Program. SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon Lake Central School is offering free classes for adults in juggling with Stephen Gratto, Superintendent, and comedy-variety entertainer. It will be held on Wednesdays, March 7 and 21 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. Try unicycling, rope walking, devil sticks, and diabolos. This is offered through the school's Continuing Education Program.

LAKE LUZERNE – Saturday March 17TH Introduction to Traditional Cooking with Roberta DeversScott. #1288-0317. 1 day. 9am4pm. Adirondack Folk School 51 Main St. For pricing & more info call 518-696-2400 or

LAKE GEORGE - Grief and Loss Support Group Wednesdays , 3:00 pm. Explore the root of your grieving & learn to process it in a healthy, healing way. Randi Klemish, a retired mental health thrapist leads this healing group All are welcome. Group meets every Wednesday, From 3-5 pm at St. James Episcopal church in Lake George Village.

TICONDEROGA - Nar-Anon Family Group A support group for family and friends of addicts. Location: Office of the Prevention Team 173 Lord Howe St., Ticonderoga, N.Y.Mondays at 6PM (excluding Holidays). For more info go to

LAKE LUZERNE – Sunday March 18th Basic Cold Process Soap Making with Chrissey Eberhardt. #1164-0318. 1/2 Day. 1pm4:30pm. For pricing & more info call 518-696-2400 or

MORIAH – Free Adult Swim Program January 31st – March 21st. Wednesdays at the Moriah High School 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exercise-based. 5:00 pm-6:00pm Open Swim.

MINERVA - Saint Patrick's Day Dinner Friday, March 16th 4:307:00 pm At Minerva Central School Please contact Lynn Green with any questions at or 518-251-2000.


PUBLIC MEETINGS CHESTERTOWN - The Town of Chester Library Board of Trustees will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at 10.00am in the library on the second floor of the Municipal Building. The public is invited. Jane OConnell Trustee. CROWN POINT - Crown Point Board of Education Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00 p.m. Budget Workshop to be followed by Regular Monthly Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. District Library. INDIAN LAKE - American Legion Post 1392 in Indian Lake would like to announce that as of October 2017 until April of 2018 the regular meeting times have been changed to 4 PM every first Wednesday of the month instead of 7 PM. PUTNAM STATION - Putnam Central School Board of Education will hold a Budget Workshop @ 5:30 pm and the regular monthly meeting @ 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. In the gym SCHROON LAKE – Schroon Lake Central School Board of Education Meeting March 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the School Library.

SCHROON LAKE - The Southern Adirondack Softball Umpires and Westport Chapter Baseball Umpires will be holding their 2018 meetings on February 27, March 6, 13, 20, and 27th at 6pm in the Library at Schroon Lake Central School. All members past, present and new are encouraged to attend TICONDEROGA – The Board of Education of Ticonderoga Central School District will hold a Regular Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., in the High School Cafeteria, 5 Calkins Place, Ticonderoga, NY. The Public is welcome to attend. SENIORS TICONDEROGA – ACAP Meal Site at Ticonderoga Armory lunches for Seniors Mon-Fri at Noon. 3/19 -Meatloaf/gr, potato, 3/20- Turkey soup/tuna salad sand., 3/21- Baked Ham, 3/22-Salisbury steak/gr, rice, 3/23- Spanish rice/salad. Seniors over 60 years cost $3.50, Under 60 cost $6.00. Call 518-585-7682 for information.


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» WIPS Cont. from pg. 1 “We’ve invested a quarter of a million dollars in WIPS,” Streeter told The Sun in January. “We have three studios now.” Streeter issued a steady stream of hype before the launch, promising to “change the face” of the North Country.


Good-paying jobs in the region are scarce, and for Hurlburt, the gig seemed too good to be true. “I jumped on it,” said Hurlburt, a radio veteran with 30 years of experience. “Everything was good for about a month.” In a series of interviews, former staffers offered identical accounts of the station’s turmoil. WIPS quickly immersed themselves in the community, broadcasting from local sporting events, offering weather updates and taking a crack at local news. Streeter held court at a formal ribbon cutting on Jan. 25, and a raft of local dignitaries toured the new facility. But a check to a local merchant bounced, exposing the first sign of financial concern amongst the staff. In a exchange confirmed by several witnesses, Streeter and George De Mers nearly came to blows. Alexander Shmulsky, an attorney whose office was located on the ground floor, was forced to break up the dispute. “I wasn’t going to have a fight in my office,” Shmulsky told The Sun. Streeter orchestrated a quick patch: De Mers was paid, an invoice issued, and all was well. “We thought this was an isolated incident,” Hurlburt said. Employees began to notice cracks in Streeter’s confident veneer. Suspicions were ignited when he divvied out checks, but asked staff to wait to cash them until the following day. Adam Barber relocated from Florida for a job as program

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director, and worked part-time at a restaurant until the station received liftoff. He met Streeter at the Hot Biscuit in Ticonderoga last December to discuss the details, and the pair agreed on a $37,500 annual salary. “He seemed very convincing,” Barber said.


Tracy Ashline painted Streeter as a charismatic operator. He had an answer for everything, said the former sales manager, and touted the benefits of teamwork whenever anyone voiced a concern. “He’s smooth and very promising,” Ashline said. But he could also have a short fuse. Yvonne Burke, a part-time cleaner, said she was frightened after witnessing the altercation with De Mers. “He comes off as this very honest person who looks at you right in the eye and gives you an intense speech,” Burke said. “It seems really real and believable. It’s very disheartening.” The exact amounts owed to the employees are unclear: Some said they were paid during the first two-week pay period, while others said they have received only partial payments. Streeter repeatedly assured skittish staff a meeting with the station’s sole investor would smooth out the financial wrinkles. The employees held out, hoping for a resolution. Others questioned the legality of their employment. Ashline said Streeter did not ask her to complete federal labor paperwork and other official documentation, including W-2 forms. The promise of a $35,000 annual salary plus 15 percent commission sounded like a good deal, particularly in the lean winter months. So that’s why when her mind kept wandering back to the


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Brian Little grew up in Ticonderoga and saw WIPS as a community beacon. When Streeter first approached the marketing executive last October about an investment opportunity, Little said he understood the value of a homegrown radio station and saw an investment as a way to give back to his community. “I really admired his intentions of bringing that back,” Little said. “I thought it would be good for the community. I thought giving the community a voice, leveraging the radio station, could be really, really good.” Little, who is no longer affiliated with the station, declined to specify the investment amount, but said the figure was in the “tens of thousands.” Everything fell apart on Feb. 23. Little was surprised when he arrived for a meeting to find unpaid employees demanding answers. Once he discovered the extent of the station’s gloomy financial situation, he formally severed his relationship with WIPS. Little does not know how his funds were spent, and said it would take a deep forensic audit to account for the expenditures. “All of the money is gone,” Little said. In hindsight, he now realizes WIPS was a poor investment opportunity. Streeter told him he purchased the former studio building, a measure that buoyed Little’s belief that the project was a safe bet. After all, should the business fail, Little surmised he could liquidate and sell the Montcalm Street location. But Streeter did not own the building, and was ultimately served eviction papers on Feb. 27. “He was unable to meet his contract role agreement, so we served him with an eviction notice and we decided to part ways,” Scarlette Merfeld, the landlord, told The Sun. Under their agreement, Streeter was required to take over expenses and collect rent from tenants starting on Jan. 1. (Full disclosure: Merfeld serves as the southern branch sales manager for The Sun.) Streeter boasted of a $250,000 investment, but it remains murky exactly how those funds were utilized. Barber characterized the station as a minimal enterprise consisting of a digital recorder, three mixing boards, two microphones and four rented computers. “It was basically a bare bones operation,” Barber said.

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» WIPS Cont. from pg. 10 And then he issued what appeared to be a veiled threat: “As someone said, that old song – I’ll be watching you? Ya, I’ll be watching YOU…..and if you make a mistake, trust me, you’ll make air my friend, you’ll make air,” Streeter wrote. Hours later, the post disappeared.


WIPS’ social media presence continues to be a whirlwind of activity, and despite the troubles, Streeter is attempting to portray the entity as a functioning unit. A news release issued on March 4 said Dakotah Olcott had been named general manager of “WIPS NEWS LLC” and would be overseeing “all radio operations for the station.” “Any questions, issues or other business of the media properties should be directed to Mr. Olcott,” wrote Streeter on March 3. Olcott confirmed his involvement, and said in a statement posted on the WIPS Facebook page he is working on a plan to address employee back pay and will be creating both a “longevity profit plan as well as a new business plan to ensure profitability and business growth.” “There are rumors in the public about Mr. Streeter’s handling of the finances of this company as well as payment to past employees,” Olcott said. “There are two sides to every story, in which I have heard both. Regardless of what has happened in the past, I can not control that. What I can control is going forward from this point.” WIPS will be reduced to a single radio stream to be broadcast 24-7, he said, noting online radio can typically be managed from a single living room. “Our studio in Ticonderoga has been closed and I am diligently working on developing a system to where the station can be monitored remotely,” Olcott said.


Reached by phone last Friday, Streeter appeared nonplussed. “We are operating,” Streeter told The Sun. “We’re going live on WIPS with an all-volunteer crew.” Streeter announced new hires throughout the weekend, and promised he would launch a news operation on Monday from three studios in Saratoga, Ticonderoga and Plattsburgh. “That’s our weather for WPLT Plattsburgh, WSGA Saratoga and WIPS Ticonderoga,” Streeter posted as he concluded a weather report. Asked how he defined the concept of a “studio,” Streeter responded that he currently has $30,000 worth of equipment, including a soundboard with a computer system, transmitter, CD players and electronic recording devices. “All of the things you would expect to see in a normal radio studio,” he said. The Federal Communications Commission does not regulate online radio, and the agency’s call sign system relates to broadcast services only — not internet-based services. Streeter acknowledged the business model in Ticonderoga had failed, citing a lack of advertising support and outside investment. “It didn’t mean the product wasn’t good,” he said. “We’re

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Two months after its launch, WIPS News is now the subject of a criminal investigation. Former employees and investors are seeking answers from owner Robert Streeter, pictured second from right. File photo going to roll with an all-volunteer staff and see where this thing goes. It shouldn’t be long before it’s profitable.” Streeter estimated expenses for the new operation would cost $75 per month, not including electricity usage. Streeter declined to comment on the allegations by former employees. “We going to pay them,” he said. “I’ve heard all stories, rumors and innuendos. I won’t get into it. There’s a ton of inaccuracy out there.” Asked to recount exactly what he perceived as inaccurate, Streeter declined to comment further. “The sheer tonnage blows my mind,” he said.


While Streeter declined to elaborate on perceived inaccuracies, this much is true: Streeter was charged by the Conneaut City Police Department in Ohio in June 2007 with 48 felonies in connection with a check-cashing operation, the Star Beacon reported. Streeter, who was then running an online web security and design business, was charged with 38 forgery charges and 10 theft charges for allegedly creating checks without

the customer’s consent. Authorities say Streeter “created and deposited” $7,800 computerized checks from two companies in California and Florida, both of which reported the irregularities to authorities. Those 48 charges were bound over, and Streeter was ultimately indicted on two felony charges, according to court documents from the Ashtabula County Courts System in Ohio. Streeter pleaded no contest to two counts of fifth degree petty theft in April 2008 and was given probation and a 12-month suspended sentence. As part of the sentence, he was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, but documents reveal he was in court two months later for failure to do so. Streeter also has at least 24 outstanding civil judgments and liens filed against him from at least four jurisdictions, including Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. ■ — This report has been abridged for print. To read this exclusive story in its entirety, visit Have a tip about WIPS? Call the reporter at 518-873-6368 ex. 213.

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The five-week sprint comes when the race has no clear frontrunner seeking to emerge from the scrum. Until now, Don Boyajian has touted himself as the leading candidate based on his fundraising strength, bringing in $353,478 raised since declaring his candidacy last August. Boyajian, a Saratoga-based attorney, will use those funds to drive the signature gathering process. Expect “tremendous investments in volunteer infrastructure,” said Rich Thuma, a campaign spokesman. “We expect a very strong signature process.” Thuma declined to disclose the size of the campaign’s operation, citing an unwillingness to get into an arms race with other campaigns. But others willingly volunteered the size of their operations: Martz’s campaign gathered 200 signatures last Tuesday, and their effort consists of 90 trained canvassers alone. “We have overall upwards of 250 campaign volunteers,” Martz said. “I would say this has been a tangible and visible representation of what our campaign is all about.” Nelson said he’s got a team of 80 volunteers currently carrying petitions, with others pledging to sign up to help later in the process. Cobb touted 200 carriers and 500 total volunteers. Wilson estimated between 50 to 60 volunteers augmented by “three to five” paid staffers. “Five-hundred have signed up one way or another,” she said. Mastrianni estimated “3 or 4” staffers working the streets at any given day out of 20 total volunteers altogether. Dylan Ratigan declined to disclose precise numbers. “It’s not meaningful in my case,” Ratigan said. “The numbers are changing so quickly every day.” Ratigan said he was ready to roll with petitions last Tuesday, just two weeks after formally entering the race. The latest candidate joined the fray a full year after Nelson, and about eight months after Boyajian, Cobb, Wilson and Martz.

The Saranac Lake native bristled at the use of the phrase “playing catch-up,” arguing it implies an issue or a problem. “The work is where the fun is,” Ratigan said. “Now the grind of petitions is underway because of the late arrival. It’s a lot of work in a short amount of time to accomplish that organization.” Ratigan touted “tremendous response” to his campaign from groups throughout the district. “The truth is the political system isn’t working for people, and it resonates universally because it’s so obvious,” Ratigan said. “People respond to hearing the truth in an inspiring way.”


Observers of the district’s politics said candidates are faced with numerous obstacles. The weather has been unforgiving the first week, canceling a Boyajian event in Glens Falls, for instance. Others braved the elements. “When we petitioned for Bernie, it was January and February and this was certainly better,” Nelson said. The shoulder season is when many residents leave town, while the rural nature of the district itself can present a challenge. The size of the field may also make garnering enough signatures a challenge, and since the district’s Democratic committees have pledged to remain neutral ahead of a possible primary, candidates don’t have the extra firepower of institutional support. “We’ve got an unprecedented situation on our hands,” said Brian Barrett, a Lake Placid criminal defense attorney who is not affiliated with any campaign. “Ordinarily, there’s 1 or 2 candidates, and county committees are getting signatures for the ballot.” Only registered Democrats can sign the petitions. New York’s 21st Congressional District has 117,562 registered Democrats as of last November, according to the state Board of Elections. That means at least 7.5 percent of registered voters will each have to sign for individual candidates in order for all seven to make the ballot. » NY21 Cont. on pg. 13

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TICONDEROGA | Grand marshal nominations are now being taken for the Best 4th in the North Parade in Ticonderoga. The theme for the 2018 Parade and Celebration is “Superheroes and Villains.” The Ticonderoga Best 4th in the North Committee, a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, is encouraging the community to participate by suggesting names for the grand marshal. Parade participants are also encouraged to register as early as possible for planning purposes. The committee would like to see floats from attractions, businesses, sports teams, clubs, organizations, and so on. The committee encourages everyone to use the theme or red, white, and blue. “We encourage community members, organizations and businesses to submit nominations for the 2018 grand marshal, as well as register to participate in the parade,” said committee Chair Debbie Barber. “For a grand marshal, think of people who are truly dedicated to the community, and serve the Ticonderoga area throughout the year, people who have been an inspiration to the community, or someone who fits the theme well.” Grand marshal nominations can be submitted on the Best 4th in the North Facebook page or by emailing Barber said all nominations will be reviewed by the committee. The deadline to submit nominations is April 9. Parade applications can be found at, or picked up at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, Montcalm Street Partnership coordinator, office in downtown Ticonderoga. The Best 4th in the North Celebration will take place July 1-4, with a grand fireworks display, parade, Montcalm

Democrats seeking to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik (RWillsboro) have five weeks to obtain 1,250 signatures to make the ballot. Photo provided » NY21 Cont. from pg. 12 Voters may not sign for multiple candidates. “So if you sign and witness for one (candidate), you can’t sign and witness for another,” Barrett said. As a general rule of thumb, Barrett said campaigns should double the 1,250 goal in order to account for routine errors — including duplicate signatures and other unintended mistakes that can see names being voided. It’s up to the campaigns to police themselves, Barrett said. Candidates have until April 12 to circulate petitions. As an attorney with the biggest war chest, Boyajian is perhaps best poised to mount a serious legal challenge to knock out his opponents during the post-circulation challenge process. “We hope it doesn’t come down to that. I don’t think it will,” Thuma said. Mastrianni admitted the numbers can be daunting. “I certainly have a newfound appreciation for people who do this regularly and for the organization it takes,” he said. “I give them a lot of credit.” Nelson said training new volunteers is an exercise in itself that helps democracy in the long run, creating the next generation of leadership. “It’s my hope the people volunteering for the campaign and working for us now will become committee members and run for local office and state and county office,” he said. Stefanik is seeking a third term this year, and must also circulate petitions for ballot access. ■

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Mile organized by the LaChute Road Runners, disc jockey, live music, food, vendors, rides, games, and much more. An additional day may also be added. Without the support of area businesses and community members, the celebration would not be possible, Barber said. The event costs about $30,000 each year, with most of that being raised by the volunteer committee. The Town of Ticonderoga supports the celebration with $10,000. Donations in support of the committee’s efforts are taxdeductible, as the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a IRS tax law 501c3 not-for profit organization. For more information on the Best 4th in the North, visit, or contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619. ■

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TICONDEROGA | With the start of the new Girl Scout year, southern Essex County Girl Scouts have hit the ground running with projects and events. Individual troops have been busy with troop activities throughout the year, with some girls currently working on the requirements for their Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards. “With the start of school, we began with hosting a number of recruitments events, including a number of school open houses in Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga, Crown Point and Moriah,” said Debbie Barber, service unit manager. “These events provided the opportunity for any girl who did not re-register in the spring to re-register and it provided

an opportunity for any new girl to register.” On Oct. 1, 2017, area Girl Scouts began their first product sale of the season. Area girls were out throughout the month of October taking orders for nuts/candy and magazines. On Friday, Oct. 27, about 30 girls wearing Halloween costumes showed up to the Ticonderoga Best Western Suites to dance the night away. “This event provided an opportunity for girls from Moriah, Crown Point, Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake to get together to have a great time and to make new friends,” Barber said. “Those who attended this event had a great time.” She said they appreciate Mike Vilardo for being the D.J. and the Best Western for the use of the facilities. On Sunday, Oct. 29, the girls were once again at it by participating in a community service project of collecting items which were donated to the North Country SPCA. Girls from Ticonderoga and Moriah stood out in front of Ticonderoga Walmart collecting pet

Girl Scouts from troops 3128 and 4036 are holding some of the items collected for the North Country SPCA Animal Shelter. Photo provided not donated during the collection. items from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “This helped the girls work on their budget In addition to collecting items, they received $600 in monetary donations which allowed skills,” Barber said. “With all the donations them to go into Walmart to purchase items received and what was purchased with money donated they girls were able to fill two vans.” Troop 4036 volunteered to deliver all the items to SPCA and were given the opportunity to spend about an hour playing with some of the animals. Scouts thanked Walmart for allowing them to hold our drive at the store. Also, Troop 3128 held a toy drive in November 2017 and donated all the items they collected to Tiny Tim. On Thursday, Nov. 9, scouts held their first Make and Take event at the Ticonderoga United Methodist Church. Those who attended were able to make suncatchers. “Not only did the girls work on making suncatchers; but some of our adult volunteers joined in on the fun as well,” Barber said. “All those who attended had a great time and we able to make and meet new friends.” Girl Scouts from Troop 3101 have been collecting items at Ticonderoga Walmart for the Birthday in a Bag project. Photo provided » Girl Scouts Cont. on pg. 25 For centuries, man has had an abiding passion for building with stone. It provides strength, elegance and enduring protection. It is resilient, and timeless. The Chippewa (or Ojibwa) are among the largest groups of Native Americans throughout North America and Canada.


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Creating promise for the future NCCC’s Ticonderoga campus has a long history and legacy By Chris Knight NCCC DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

TICONDEROGA | There’s a reason Selina LeMay-Klippel drives roughly an hour every day to get from her home in Minerva to her job at North Country Community College’s Ticonderoga campus. It’s not because she enjoys the winding, mountainous and often snowy commute. “It’s because of our students,” said LeMay-Klippel, a nursing professor and the college’s Ticonderoga campus coordinator. “They’re dedicated. They’re driven. They want to change their lives and do something different. “They’re taking a lot of risk, maybe putting their jobs in jeopardy, to come to school. Their families are feeling the pain of mom or dad not being there all the time. A lot of times their marriages are taxed by it. But they just want a better life for their children or their families. “That’s what makes me drive here every day. Sometimes I think, ‘Why am I doing this?’ But then I think, ‘If someone wants their life changed that much, I need to do everything I can to help them with it.’” That’s been the backbone of North Country Community College over its 50-year history – caring, dedicated faculty and staff. Committed, hard-working students. The numbers help illustrate that story. More than 57,000 people have taken credit-bearing classes at the college since it opened its doors in the fall of 1968. It’s had more than 14,000 graduates since its first commencement in June 1969. From a handful of initial programs at two sites when it first started, the college now offers 27 degrees and certifications across its three campuses: Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga. “North Country was and still is the first, best hope for so many people in our rural area,” said Dr. Gail Rogers Rice, who joined the college as an adjunct instructor in 1968 and in 1992 became its first woman president. “They want a different life. They’re reaching for something positive. Creating promise for the future is so much a part of the community college.”


North Country Community College got off the ground in Saranac Lake, where an informal local group was formed in 1964 to pursue the idea of creating a two-year college. The state Board of Regents ultimately agreed to fund a $30,000 study of the college educational needs of the area. It recommended formation of a community college sponsored by Essex and Franklin counties. In February 1966, the two counties petitioned the state to establish the proposed college, and the state Board of Regents granted its approval in May of that year. The original plan was for the college to launch in September 1967, but the process of organizing a college Board of Trustees took longer than anticipated, so the opening was postponed for a year. The college finally opened on Monday, Sept. 16, 1968 in

the former General Hospital of Saranac Lake. It also launched with an “extension division” in Malone, after North Country absorbed the Malone School of Practical Nursing.


Beginning in the fall of 1969, the college offered classes for part-time students at the Elizabethtown Continuing Education Center, which had been started by Plattsburgh State University and civic groups in Elizabethtown. The classes were successful, and the following year NCCC opened a new extension center at Hubbard Hall, a former hospital building on Court Street in Elizabethtown. Directed by Arthur Clark, it offered eleven courses including drawing, accounting, mathematics and English composition. There were 66 part-time students enrolled for the Elizabethtown Extension Center’s first semester. In February 1971, the college offered extension classes in Ticonderoga for the first time. They were held in the auditorium of the Ticonderoga Community Building and the conference room of an International Paper building on Tower Avenue. The move to establish an extension program in Ticonderoga was led by then-Mayor John Dreimiller. “While it will, of necessity, be a modest beginning, there seems every likelihood that the program may be expanded for the semester beginning next fall and eventually an Extension Center can be located here,” Dreimiller told the Ticonderoga Sentinel at the time. That proved to be the case, as Ticonderoga became an official college extension that fall.

campus designation. “This amendment to the state university’s master plan is an important milestone in our college’s history,” said David Petty, North Country’s president at the time. “As a branch campus, our Ticonderoga campus will be better able to serve the needs of the residents of Essex County.” Under the new designation, the Ticonderoga campus was able to develop academic programs distinct from those offered on the main Saranac Lake campus. For example, the college worked with International Paper to develop a one-year certificate program in pulp and paper technology.


By the start of the fall semester in 1974, North Country was delivering extension classes in six Essex County towns: Elizabethtown, Ticonderoga, Port Henry, Schroon Lake, Willsboro and Crown Point. The classes offered in Ticonderoga then ranged from Irish literature and public speaking to art workshop and general psychology. A major milestone for the college’s Ticonderoga presence came in December 1982 when the state approved a branch






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say the least.” “The rooms were very small and it was cramped,” recalled social science instructor Tom McGrath, who came to the college as an adjunct in 2003. “We had a lot of fun on Main Street but it didn’t feel like a campus.”


That all changed in September 2005, when the college dedicated a new, 18,000-squarefoot Ticonderoga campus building overlooking the LaChute River. It includes a Learning

Assistance Center, six general classrooms, a student lounge, kitchen, office space and laboratory space for computers and biology classes. It remains the only “new” building on any of the college’s three campuses. “When they built this place and we moved up here, it was like. ‘Wow. This is beautiful.’ We really appreciated it,” McGrath said. “Having this building has really stepped it up and made our students feel like, ‘Yes, you’re going to college,’” Lincoln added. The following year, the college received

When he came to the Ti campus, McGrath said he wasn’t sure what the students would be like. The one thing that’s been consistent, however, has been the quality of the students,” he said. “They come in. They’re always willing to learn. They are polite, respectful, easy going, fun,” McGrath said. “It makes it fun because they like to be here.” “You feel like the students need you,” Lincoln added. “Especially if you see them for several years, you really see them grow and change. They have so many more challenges than the average student. It has a satisfaction and a frustration at the same time.” Both McGrath and Lincoln also said there’s a unique atmosphere to the Ticonderoga campus. McGrath said it has a real “community feel” because many of the students are from surrounding towns. He also credited LeMay-Klippel with creating a more welcoming and attractive campus by adding new art work, furniture and repainting the building’s classrooms and hallways in the




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Throughout much of the 1980s and early 1990s the college had occupied the Community Building, which was owned by the village of Ticonderoga. After the village dissolved in 1992, the building was taken over by the town of Ticonderoga, which later decided to relocate its offices from the local armory to the Community Building. The college then had to find a new home for its Ticonderoga campus. For a brief time, it rented space in the old train station off of Champlain Avenue before moving into a pair of downtown storefronts: 105 and 113 Montcalm Street. Anne Lincoln, a long-time biology professor at the college, started as an adjunct at the Ticonderoga campus in 1996. “The college rented a storefront and renovated it for classes. Then they proceeded a couple doors down to renovate another one that we used as a science lab,” Lincoln recalled. “The basement was so scary there. To go down there and check the breakers or something you wanted three people to go with you for fear of who knows what.” Rice described the situation as “dreadful.” “We got new computers one time, and we put them in one of those storefronts, but the roof leaked,” she said. “The seagulls or pigeons would sit on the top of the roof, and sure enough it leaked and all the manure came through the roof and onto the new computers. It was a constant adventure to

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last two years. “The feeling of a place is so important to me,” LeMay-Klippel explained. “When you used to walk in, it was so sterile. There was no personality in the building. When I would come in the morning, and class would start at 9:30, the students would show up at 9:28. Now when I get to school at 8 a.m., I have people in the parking lot waiting to get in. They’re here all the time. And the only things that have changed are the surroundings and the atmosphere. I think it’s made a huge difference.”


Faculty and staff camaraderie is also a hallmark of the Ticonderoga campus, LeMay-Klippel said. “We’re great at supporting each other, but we also like to have some fun,” she said. “We like to enjoy each other and I think the common denominator in all this is we all love our students.” “The faculty are always willing to go the extra mile to help students,” McGrath said. “I think that’s another reason the students like it here. They don’t feel like they’re just being thrown into the mix. I think they feel like the faculty care about them doing

well.” The Ticonderoga campus has benefited from many long-serving adjunct faculty like Lincoln and McGrath who take on multiple responsibilities. When he’s not in the classroom, McGrath also oversees the Learning Assistance Center on campus. “It isn’t like you just come in, teach your class and then you leave,” he said. “We’re advising our students. We’re tutoring them. That extra support is very helpful, especially for students who are struggling.”


Advisory Board made up of business, government and education stakeholders. “We need to get involved with the business community and reach out to the parents of local kids, so they might start to think about sending them here for two years and the cost savings of living at home as opposed to a four-year school,” McGrath said. “We have to promote the idea that we can get you ready if you want to move on to a fouryear school.” “We need more prog ra ms,” L eMay-Klippel said. “Many students want to work up to their BSN or bachelor’s, and that’s great, but we also have students who need a quicker fix in the form of a job. That’s why I’ve really pushed for and asked for those kinds of programs, like Human Services or AOS programs that put the opportunity for students to turn around in a year or two years and have a good job. “Our focus is on the potential we have here. We’re willing to do

“We’re great at supporting each other, but we also like to have

The faculty and staff at the Ticonderoga campus say it has tremendous potential, but it needs to be cultivated as NCCC begins its next 50 years. McGrath said the college needs to get more involved with the local community, “to increase our visibility and so they think about the college instinctively.” College leaders have taken a step in that direction recently with the launch of a Ticonderoga Campus Community

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The Ticonderoga campus faculty say they don’t have to go far to see how successful their students have become. Two years ago, Lincoln said her husband had a knee replacement at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. “I walked down the hall looking for something, walked into the nurse’s room and there were all these smiling faces that I had as students,” she said. “I was so glad they were there because I knew them as students and knew what type of people they were. I’m like, ‘I’m so glad you’re here to take care of my husband.’ “Then he went to Elizabethtown (Community Hospital) for rehab after that, and the same thing happened. I ran into Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga students. I’m constantly running into them. They are succeeding in what they do. That feels very good. Their success stories are just beyond what we can even count.”


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Sports Trombley, Olcott lead Moriah teams back to Final Four


By Keith Lobdell SPORTS EDITOR

PLATTSBURGH |When the lights shine brightest, you get the defining moments in the career of great players. On March 10, Dylan Trombley and Madison Olcott did the remarkable for their respective teams, both shining in the fourth quarter of their games against the Whitehall boys and Argyle girls, respectively, to help send their teams to the NYSPHSAA Final Four. “That’s exactly why Dylan is the state player of the year,” said boy’s coach Brian Cross of Trombley’s 16 point fourth quarter as the Vikings defeated Whitehall, 74-62. Trombley finished with 32 points and 7 assists. Earlier, girl’s coach Stephan Pelkey had no words to describe what he had seen from his junior swing forward. “I’ve never seen a fourth quarter like this,” he said. “Never seen anyone do that to us, never seen anyone on a team I’ve coached do that.” Olcott scores 16 points in the fourth quarter in a 54-43 win over Argyle, adding five rebounds in the final eight minutes on a night where she finished with 33 points, 11 rebounds, 8 steals and 4 blocked shots.

For the first time all season, the Vikings met up with something they had not faced before — a team that reacted to one of their late runs. The Vikings used an 11-0 run in the third quarter to take a 45-32 lead, with many thinking this was the run to take the team to the Final Four. It was not the case, however, as Whitehall finished the quarter on a 10-0 run and eventually took a 52-50 lead in the fourth at the end of a 20-5 run. “I think we were able to put a little more pressure on them,” Whitehall coach Keith Redmond said. “We were able to rebound and create scoring chances, which I think got to them. After having scrimmaged them earlier in the year, we came in confident that we could play with them, and that is what we did. Trombley made some great shots down the stretch and got them to the end.” “Coach Tesar simply asked the seniors if they wanted their last game to be at the fieldhouse instead of Binghamton,” Moriah coach Brian Cross said. “I told them to keep playing and we were going to have to make our foul shots, and we went 16-16 from the line in the fourth quarter (Trombley 8-8).”

Moriah’s Dylan Trombley goes up for two of his 32 points in the Class D regional final against Whitehall March 12. Trombley scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to pull the Vikings ahead late. Photo by Jill Lobdell

Moriah’s Maddie Olcott pushes the ball up the court for the Lady Vikings as she scored 16 points in the final eight minutes of play as the team went on a 23-2 run to advance to the NYSPHSAA Final Four. Photo by Jill Lobdell “Coaches Cross and Tesar told us to keep playing,” Trombley said. “They said Whitehall had made their run, now it was our turn to counter and finish the game out.” “It was a different experience, but the leaders of this team all came together and kept the rest of the team together through the end,” said Joey Stahl, who finished with 13 points along with 12 rebounds. “I was not hitting my shot as well and at that point, the key is always finding a way to influence the game,” Stahl said. “I decided to focus on defense and I think I was able to do a good job.” Jay Strieble also had a big game for the Vikings, scoring 16 points to go with 6 rebounds. “They were giving me open looks and I was able to take advantage of it,” Strieble said. “I think, when needed, anyone on this team can go off and have a huge points game. Tonight was my night.” “We don’t win this game without Jay,” Cross said. “Dylan did his thing, but Jay was so solid on offense and defense through the entire game and helped us stay in it.” Braden Swan added 11 points, while Jerin Sargent scored 2. For Whitehall, Dawson Procella continued a strong postseason. scoring 33 points on the strength of six three pointers to keep


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» Vikings Cont. from pg. 18 While the Lady Scots scored the first four points of the quarter, Moriah finished the quarter on a 23-3 run, earning their second straight trip to the NYSPHSAA Final Four with a 54-43 win. “We started to hit the outside shot and pressure them on defense and we were able to pull it off,” said Olcott. Olcott said that she was nervous at times during the final quarter. “Hailey kept saying, just get the ball to Maddie, and it was kinds nerve-wracking,” she said. “I knew we had to have someone step up in the final minutes and at that point, I felt it had to be me.” “Thank God for her,” said McKenzie Sprague, who had her own heroics a year ago against North Warren in the same round of play. “I feel we work very well as a duo and we have each had our nights,” she said. “Maddie is the best player I have ever seen in my life,” added Hailey Crossman. “This has been a great season and we knew we had almost the same team coming back so this is where we wanted to go.” “I don’t know what it is, but the girls seem to love to get down and have their backs against the wall,” head coach Stephan Pelkey said. “Maddie has a great basketball IQ , thinks the game all the time and loves the game.” Sprague added 9 points for the Vikings, the same as Makayla Stockwell, with Crossman adding three. Almost lost in what Olcott did over the final minutes of the game was what Olcott also achieved about 10 minutes into the game, connecting on a floater in the lane to score her 1,000th career point, joining 13 other Section VII players this season and becoming the 60th all time in Section VII girl’s history. “I tried to block it out,” Olcott said. “I didn’t know the basket I hit was for 1,000 until I hear the reaction of the crowd.” The Lady Vikings will now face Delhi, the second ranked team in the state, Saturday, March 17, at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy with a 12:30 p.m. tip. “We just need to work hard this week and then do the best that we can,” Olcott said. “They are the second ranked team in the state, so we know we will have our hands full,” Pelkey added. ■

Donkey basketball is coming to Moriah school By Lohr McKinstry STA FF W RITER

MORIAH | The Moriah Central Teachers Association is playing Donkey Basketball against students to raise money for the school scholarship fund. The Donkey Basketball game is in the high school gym at Moriah Central School on Monday, March 26 at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $8 each, and tickets at the door are $10 a person. Children 4 years and under enter free. Tickets are available at school offices. Benefit is for the Moriah Central Teachers Association Scholarship Fund. Teacher Cathy Leveille said it should be an exciting evening. “We hope everyone will come watch the teachers beat the students,” she said. Donkeys are provided by Green Mountain Donkeyball of Danby, Vt. For more information, email ■ This is a typical donkey basketball game, soon to be played at Moriah Central School. Photo provided

Whitehall’s Dawson Procella drives past Moriah’s Joey Stahl in the regional finals March 10. Procella led the Railroaders in scoring, but Moriah came away with the win and ticket to the Final Four. Photo by Jill Lobdell

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Top-ranked Lake George fends off Ticonderoga By Keith Lobdell SPORTS EDITOR

SARATOGA | Familiarity does not just breed contempt, but competition. That has been the case over the past four years, as Ticonderoga and Lake George have annually seen each other in regular season non-league games and, in the past two seasons, in the regional playoffs. After Lake George got out to a lead early, a 13-7 third quarter for the Sentinels leveled the game heading into the final eight minutes, but a late turnover and free throw led the top-ranked Warriors to a 46-44 win and advancement into the Class C regional finals. “We had what we wanted which was to be there with a chance,” Ticonderoga head coach Joseph Defayette said. “We had two good looks at it, but were unable to get the basket.” “We have seen each other seven times over the few three years and they have always been great games,” Lake George Dave Jones said. “We were not able to do everything we wanted to do, and that was partially because they know us and were able to stop things from the start.” The Warriors came out hot at first, jumping out to a nine point lead before the Sentinel defense started to bear down, as the Warriors were only able to score 18 points in the first half compared to Ti’s 12. Ticonderoga started knocking down shots in the third quarter, outscoring the Warriors 15-9 thanks to three pointers from Scott Ryan, Ethan Thompson and Evan Graney, tying the game at 27-27. The trio of Sentinels continued their hot shooting in the fourth, being joined by Colton Huestis, countering every three point play and basket to keep the game tied. In all, the Sentinels hit 11 three-pointers, with Colton Huestis hitting 4, Ryan 3, Graney 2 and Thompson 2. The Warriors were able to take advantage of Ticonderoga foul trouble, as Chris Becker scored 8 of his 16 points in a short spell where Mike DuShane had to sit on the Ti bench with four fouls. “They were able to get a run there and it was at a good time for them,” Defayette said. “We always want to work inside to Chris and have him as part of the offense,” Jones said. “He was able to get his man

Ticonderoga’s Mike DuShane powers up for a basket against Lake George’s Mason Flatley in the Class C regional semifinals. The Warriors scored a narrow, 46-44, win over the Sentinels for their seventh straight win against the Section VII opponent. Photo by Keith Lobdell

into foul trouble, and he was able to make some baskets as well as a great pass for a reverse layup.” Ticonderoga did not back down, however, trailing 45-38 heading into the final minute of play. Graney started things with a three pointer to cut the lead to four with 51.2 seconds left. After a Lake George turnover, Huestis buried a three-pointer with 23.9 seconds left to cut the lead to a single point at 45-44. After a missed free throw, Graney found a seam in the defense and headed for the basket, but the Warrior defense was able to adjust to the play, coming away with the ball. Alex Jones then made the first of two free throws, and Ticonderoga worked their way down the court, getting a shot from Huestis as time expired which went wide off the rim. “These kids believed in it and they knew they could do

this,” Defayette said after the game. “To come this close, it has to hurt. But our goal was to win the section and get to this point to get a shot at them. The kids played great.” “We didn’t execute on some tings, we were not able to play our game,” Jones said. “In the end, a wins’ a win.” Graney finished with 14 points for the Sentinels, as the school’s leading scorer finished with 1,415 points, placing him 13th on the Section VII all-time scoring list. Huestis scored 12 points, while Ryan scored 11, Thompson 6 and DuShane 1. Mason Flatley scored 15 points for Lake George, one behind Becker, while Caleb Scrime added 10, Jones 3 and Nick Hoffis 2. ■


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Saints announce basketball honors ELIZABETHTOWN | Several members of the North Country Community College basketball teams were recently honored as part of the Mountain Valley Conference and Region III all star teams by the NJCAA. The biggest honor went to women’s head coach Jerrad Dumont, who was named both All-Conference and AllRegion Coach of the Year. He led the Lady Saints to a 24-5 record this season and a Mountain Valley Conference championship. On the women’s team, Ty Taylor, a freshman from Alexandria, Virginia, was named first team All-Conference and first team All-Region. Sophomore Bridget Rust from Dekalb Junction was named second team All-Conference and third team All-Region. Freshman Jasmine Cruse from

Porter, Texas, received second team All-Conference honors On the men’s team, Damon Hunter, a sophomore from Lyons, New York, was named first team All-Conference and first team All-Region. Hunter finished his career as the Saints all-time leading scorer. Malik Wilkinson, a sophomore from Rochester, received second team All-Conference and third team All-Region. Shamar Logins, a sophomore from Newark, was named third team All-Conference. ■

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NORTH CREEK St. James Catholic Church - Main St. sunday Mass at 9 a.m. Pastor Rev. John O'Kane OLMSTEDVILLE St. Joseph'sCatholic Church - WeekendMasses: SchoolYear Sunday 11a.m.; Summer Saturday 7 p.m. Rev. PhilipT.Allen, Pastor.518-648-5422 PORT HENRY LakeChamplainBibleFellowship : 6 Church Street, Port Henry, NY (518) 546-1176 . Service 10:30a.m. Sunday. Office hours - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Tuesday andThursday. Other hours by appointment only. Pastor Ric Lewis. Mount MoriahPresbyterian Church: 19Church Street, 546-7099. SundayWorship, 10:30 a.m., Communion on first Sunday of each month. All are welcome. Rev. Dr. Kenneth N. Parker St Patrick'sChurch : Mass: Sun. 11a.m. Pastor Rev. Albert Hauser, 12 St. Patrick'sPlace546-7254 POTTERSVILLE Lighthouse BaptistChurch : Sunday Preaching Services10a.m. and 11:15 a.m. WednesdayPrayer and Bible Study 6 p.m. 12 Olmstedville Road,Pottersville, NY.PastorJim Brown Jr. SonRiseLutheranChurch:Worship scheduleat SonRisefrom January through March is on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. Christ EpiscopalChurch, Route 9, Pottersville. For information pleasecall 772321-8692or 772-321-8692 . email: barefootrev1@ Pastor Bruce E. Rudolf

PORT HENRY | The Port Henry High School alumni group is planning a reunion for Saturday, July 14 at the Knights of Columbus building in Port Henry. “We plan to include PHHS classmates from the classes of ‘63 through the class of ‘68, who would have technically been graduates of Moriah Central School, but attended PHHS for all their school years,” said alumni President Sue McHone, a 1966 graduate. “We are asking that people in the additional group send their contact information to (me) as soon as possible.”

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Her contact is by email, sjmchone@aol. com, or mail, Sue McHone, 37 Lewald Lane, Port Henry, NY 12974. “We are also welcoming classmates who may not have graduated, but attended PHHS for many years and would like to reconnect with this group,” she said. “A letter with a registration form will be sent out by Virginia Reed Hartman in April, so send updated contact information to (me) before then, including any changes of address. “We hope to see as many classmates as possible at this year’s reunion.” The event will start at 4:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall on Main Street. Port Henry High School’s last graduating class was 1967. A new, consolidated school opened in 1968 as Moriah Central School. In 2003, an arson fire started by children playing there destroyed the threestory brick building. ■

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The BPO defines broadband as internet download speeds above 25 mbps in the most remote areas and 100 mbps everywhere else. More than 99 percent of the state will have access to speeds of 100 mbps or greater at the program’s completion, pledged the governor, with just .01 percent utilizing the 25 mbps category. Much of that final sliver will receive satellite service from Hughes, which received a collective $4.6 million in subsidies for four projects in a 16-county swatch of upstate New York in January. Exact town-level data remains in raw data format. But a preliminary review of U.S. Census data by The Sun revealed wide stretches of the Capital Region and North Country will be covered by satellite. Hughes has received the majority of grants in Essex County’s $10.7 million package, with Frontier Communications and Slic Network Solutions slated to serve limited localities, mopping up 3,949 locations. Top local beneficiaries include Lewis and Crown Point, which will see 545 and 509 locations addressed. Locations in Elizabethtown (473), Minerva (412), Jay (332), Chesterfield (309), Moriah (227), Essex (228), Ticonderoga (200) and Willsboro (150) will also be addressed. Vast tracts of Clinton and Franklin counties, as well as the overwhelming majority of Hamilton County, are also poised to be served by Hughes.

TICONDEROGA | More than half of the locations in the final round of state broadband awards will be served by satellite service. Hughes Network Systems received $15.4 million in state grants to offer service to 75,638 addresses statewide. But the Maryland-based provider is not dishing on the details, including service areas and how the state funds will be utilized, citing ongoing discussions with the state Broadband Program Office (BPO). After several calls and emails to Hughes corporate headquarters, the provider provided the following statement: “We are delighted that HughesNet has been selected to participate in the New York State Broadband Initiative and that there is a clear endorsement that satellite broadband is an essential technology that brings genuine high-speed internet access economically to all homes across America,” said Mike Cook, executive vice president. “We look forward working closely with the state as we roll out the program.” Some 122,285 locations statewide are poised to be wired in

The BPO will subsidize installation costs for satellite dishes, Empire State Development Executive Vice President of Innovation and Broadband Jeffrey Nordhaus told attendees at a broadband forum in North Creek earlier this month. The typical retail prices for satellite installation is $450, he said, but Hughes will keep costs at $49 per unit. Providers are required under New NY Broadband Program guidelines to set a monthly price ceiling of $60 for service, including Hughes. “We don’t believe companies should take state money and then charge a crazy price, so it’s very important to have that in there,” Nordhaus said. Satellite technology has seen marked improvements in recent years. Hughes launched a new satellite into orbit in 2016. The resultant Gen5 technology, which went live last March, provides the opportunity to steam video, which was difficult under previous generations of the service. The service also meets the 25 mbps requirement, Nordhaus said.

Households in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and will have soon access to satellite internet service through Hughes Network Systems, a Maryland-based provider which received grant funds through the New NY Broadband Program. Photo provided

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“What Hughes does in this package is it actually brings up the speed and brings down the price,” he said. “So even with the Hughes deal, for 25 mbps you get the $60 price.” Nordhaus said the service is costing the state about $200 per home. “It’s very economic,” he said. However, the company’s satellite service is data-capped, a measure necessary for the technology to properly function, Nordhaus said. “There’s a data cap during the day, and there’s a greatly expanded one at night,” he said. “If you hit your data cap, they don’t actually shut you down — they just slow you down. So it’s unlimited, so in a sense, you have an unlimited data cap.” Speeds during the cap will be throttled at between 1 to 3 mbps, according to the provider’s website. While this will still allow for streaming video, playback may be interrupted by buffer times. “You can purchase extra data, called Data Tokens, to bring your speed back up to 25 mbps,” according to the provider’s website. PC Magazine noted the limitations in their coverage of last year’s Gen5 rollout. Hughes Net’s $59.99 plan allows 20GB per month, of which 10GB must be consumed between 2 and 8 a.m. “That’s three hours of prime-time Netflix for the whole month,” the outlet reported. Local officials appeared to be skeptical over the satellite service, calling it a “stop-gap” measure. “It’s always been available,” said Essex County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Shaun Gillilland. Gillilland said he has personally used satellite service, but the data caps quickly add up, particularly for a family of four using streaming applications. “The overall data usage kills you,” he said. “It has not provided broadband as promised.” Mohawk Networks, TDS Telecom and Verizon also received funds as part of the final round of subsidies to serve North Country communities. Since the program’s launch in 2015, the program has secured high-speed internet upgrades for approximately 2.42 million locations statewide, according to the governor’s office. The program runs parallel to expansion efforts by Spectrum, who agreed to expand broadband to 145,000 locations statewide by 2020 as part of their merger agreement with Time Warner. Some of those locations are in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties, but the state BPO and Spectrum has not made those numbers public, citing their proprietary nature. ■

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TINADA to host St. Patrick’s Day evening of fun By Lohr McKinstry STA FF W RITER

TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Neighbors Addressing Drug Abuse coalition will host a substancefree Community Game Night on St. Patrick’s Day in support of recovery from substance-dependency. The Game Night will be held starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the Ticonderoga Fire Station on Montcalm Street. The happening will include board games, card games, cornhole toss, ladderball, and other activities. Face painting for kids will be available as well, in addition

to giveaways, and free “Stomp-out Stigma” t-shirts will be given to the first 25 people to arrive. “This will be an alcohol-, tobacco-, and substance-free family-friendly event,” said Community Relations Coordinator Jarrod Sammis. “Open meetings for individuals in recovery will also be available during the event.” All ages are welcome, he said. The TINADA coalition is a community organization based in Ticonderoga. Founded in 2013, TINADA’s goal is to help the local community by bringing awareness to the issues of substance abuse and supporting the recovery community. Public meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. in the basement of the Ticonderoga Community Building. For more information on the event or to join the TINADA coalition, contact the Prevention Team of Essex County at 518-585-7424. ■







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Living history at Fort Ticonderoga

Continental Army prepares to fight Canada By Lohr McKinstry STA FF W RITER

TICONDEROGA | Fort Ticonderoga is hosting a one-day living history event Saturday, on March 24 as new recruits and veteran troops prepare to join the ongoing Continental Army campaign against Canada in spring 1776. Living history demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. feature the weapons, tactics, trades, and people needed for fighting and surviving in the Continental Army’s Northern Department. “This living history event will highlight the story of the struggle for liberty in the first full year of the war for American Indepen*,

At Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, March 24 is the “Ordered the Join the Northern Army in Canada” living history event from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Photo provided

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“The Booster Club members sold tickets for $5 each to individuals “interested in wagering a guess on the time and date the ‘V’ will drop into Roe Pond when the ice melts,” Booster Club President Tammy Malbon said. She said that the Booster Club has been actively considering different fundraising ideas and they thought utilizing the frozen local pond for the fundraising was creative. “Supervisor (Thomas) Scozzafava and the Town of Moriah were very receptive to using Roe Pond and we are grateful,” she said. “We have seen other communities raise significant funds for projects through similar ideas.” Malbon said the Moriah Booster Club has been very active in supporting all the Moriah Central School athletic programs over the past several years. “As with any small rural school, the Booster Club has been working hard to ensure our athletes have the equipment and gear needed to compete,” she said. “The Booster Club has raised funds in the past to purchase everything from extra football helmets, swim uniforms and basketball and baseball uniforms. ■





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MORIAH | The Moriah Booster Club‘s first-ever Viking Ice Breaker fundraiser is basically a wait to see when a heavy object falls though ice. The Booster Club placed a large concrete “V” on Roe Pond in Witherbee with the help of local contractor Adirondack Concrete. The idea of the fundraiser is to guess when the “V” will fall into the meting ice on the pond as temperatures moderate. The closest guess wins $500. The “V” is monitored by web camera to ensure the exact time and date are recorded. “The ‘V’ on Roe Pond is still there,” Booster Club member Jody Olcott said. “Tickets are due by Friday (March 9), so hopefully we will get a lot back and get some great guesses.”


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County ponders higher age to buy smokes

Essex County is considering restricting tobacco sales By Lohr McKinstry STA FF W RITER

ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors moved forward Monday on a local law that would raise the purchase age in the county for tobacco from 18 to 21. After an hour of discussion that included how much businesses would lose from reduced cigarette sales to restricting a person rights, the board’s Human Services Committee voted 6-3 to go to public hearing on the proposed ordinance. The hearing was set for 9 a.m. on Monday, April 9 in the Old County Courthouse at Elizabethtown. Essex County Public Health Director Linda Beers asked the committee to move forward on the law. She said it was part of the Adirondack Health Institutes’s regional Tobacco 21 effort to discourage youths from becoming addicted to tobacco use. Beers said studies show 96 percent of smokers start before the age of 21. She said estimates are that about 145 county

residents die from smoking-related diseases annually. The statewide minimum tobacco purchase age is 18, but counties can raise it by local law. “By moving this legislation it is our hope it removes the pipeline to younger children,” Beers said. “My dad was addicted at the age of 16, suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 44. He was chronically ill. “It was completely due to his excessive smoking as a young person.” She said Tobacco 21 can remove the possibility of addicting another generation. Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School senior Lee Turner, a member of the anti-tobacco group Reality Check, addressed the board. “I have asthma from being exposed to second-hand smoke as a kid,” Turner said. “The first time I was ever offered a cigarette was when I was 13 years old. I said no, but a lot of kids my age did not say no. There are kids in my class addicted to tobacco, 17, 18 and some 19 year olds.” She said some students in her school give tobacco to younger children. Supervisor Stephen McNally (D-Minerva) said he was concerned by revenue loss to stores in his town, and thought 21 year olds would just give tobacco to 18 year olds.

“They’ll just drive to Warren County purchase cigarettes,” he said. “These are kids signing up to fight in Iraq.” Beers said it’s a regional approach, so Warren County may also pass a local law. “Twenty-one-year-olds do not hang out with high school students,” Beers said. “It (raising the age) stops the pipeline.” Supervisor Shaun Gillilland (R-Willsboro) said he was opposed to restricting rights, and Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava (RMoriah) added that stores would sell less tobacco products but pay the same license fee to the state to sell the products. “I would love to see a grandfather clause built into this,” Scozzafava said. “We’re taking individuals and telling them you’re now doing something illegally that you did legally.” Scozzafava introduced an amendment to transition the higher purchase age in over three years, but it failed, 3 yes to 6 no votes. The vote to pass the law to a public hearing and another vote at Ways and Means Committee passed, 6 yes to 3 no votes, with Scozzafava, McNally and Gillilland opposed. Supervisor Roby Politi (R-North Elba) said his personal opinion was they had to start somewhere to stop smoking. “To me, it’s about health,” Politi said. “If you save one kid’s life, it’s a success.” ■


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Essex County seeks DEC help with boat launches Sites need repairs, upgrades By Keith Lobdell STA FF W RITER

TICONDEROGA | The Essex County Board of Supervisors is asking the regional office of the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for help in upgrading and maintaining several state-owned boat launches throughout the county. “I have been working very hard with DEC to get them to increase their attention toward our boat launches on Lake Champlain,” Willsboro Supervisor Shaun Gillilland said last Monday. The lack of maintenance is presenting numerous issues at sites across the region, including those in Crown Point, Westport, Chesterfield, Ticonderoga and Willsboro. “Westport can’t get boats up, ours are damaging trailers and boats because of the lack of maintenance on it,” Gillilland said. “I know Chesterfield has problems with the road approaching it. Ticonderoga needs maintenance on the road, outhouses and stuff. I know in Willsboro, they removed our outhouses, the garbage pickup and things like that. They just keep removing all these things.” The boat launches are an important recreational and economic component of the county, lawmakers said. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said he was concerned the launches were no longer priorities for the DEC, and that amenities had been “stripped down to the bone.”

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“They just don’t have the staffing that they once had,” Scozzafava said. “I had a meeting with DEC on our boat launch facility and all we have there is tanks for toilets and it is a very, very busy boat launch.” Scozzafava cited a recent meeting in which the town hashed out a shared services agreement with the state agency. “We agreed to and we are going to do a shared service agreement where the town, now that the village is dissolved, we’ll provide them with water and onsite municipal sewage and they’ve agreed to come in to replace the stations to retrofit that facility so that we’ll now have flush toilets and running water there,” Scozzafava said. Schroon Supervisor Michael Marnell said the boat launch on Paradox Lake could also use improvements. “There’s only one launch site on the lake. Three years ago the state built a new road to the launch site but the launch is impossible,” Marnell said. “There’s no private launch sites and if you don’t own property there, you can’t enter the lake. Brand new road, but the launch is in terrible shape.” With a resolution from the board, Gillilland said he was hoping to keep this issue on the front burner for the DEC. “I’ve had two or three personal discussions with (DEC regional director) Bob Stegemann and I’ve written a letter and I’m just trying to back this up,” he said. “Stegemann did call me on Friday and responded to the letter saying he is working on doing that but I believe this is an area that’s been neglected and it’s causing economic impact to lake towns and we’re watching.”

again to work on how to budget their money. On Friday, Dec. 1, the girls again braved the cold by walking Montcalm Street spreading some Christmas cheer by singing Christmas Carols from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. during Ticonderoga’s Shop and Dine event. On Dec. 12, area girls delivered cookies to the Ticonderoga Elks for the Bake a Dozen for Vets program. Girls from troops 3240, 4036, 3001, 3128 all participated in this activity by taking time during their regular troop meetings to bake cookies. On Thursday, Jan. 11 this year, the girls participated in the annual cookie kickoff from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. About 50 area girls attended this event. The girls who participated in this event we taught all the skills necessary to help them sell Girl Scout cookies. On Friday, Jan. 12, the girls began to take

Robert F. “Bob” Connors

TICONDEROGA | On March 6, 2018, Robert F. “Bob” Connors, 81, passed away peacefully at the Heritage Commons in Ticonderoga, surrounded by his family. Born on Oct. 1, 1936, in Ticonderoga, he was the son of the late Francis M. and Beatrice (Hebert) Connors. On April 5, 1959, he married the love of his life, Anne Thompson, in Ticonderoga. Bob’s greatest pride was the life he created with Anne and their six children in the old farmhouse where they lived for many years on Shore Airport Road. Bob worked for International Paper early in his life. Also, he was a member of Labor Local Union No. 186 for many years. In 1978 he was appointed as the highway superintendent for the Town of Ticonderoga, a position he held until 1994. He was a proud and loyal member of the Ticonderoga Chapter of the Elks Club BPOE 1494 since 1959. He served as exalted ruler from 1978-1979, district deputy from 1981-1982, NYSEA tiler from 2002-2003, and in 2003 was elected as a lifetime member. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother Michael Connors, his sister Patricia and her husband Peter Allen, his sister-in-law Mary (Richard) Connors, his mother-in-law, Ruth Thompson, his father-in-law Percy Thompson, his brother-in-law Edwin Thompson, his sisterin-law, Alma Thompson, his son-in-law, Craig Laslow, and his infant grandson, Cameron Kahler.

Essex County is hoping the DEC will be able to make several repairs and improvements to a number of state-owned boat launches within the county boundaries. File photo Gillilland asked for a resolution appealing to the DEC Commissioner to place maintenance and upgrades of the boat launches on Lake Champlain and Essex County to the top of the priority.” North Hudson Supervisor Ron Moore said he would also bring the matter up before the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages. ■

initial cookie orders. Anyone who hasn’t ordered cookies can still place an order or stop by one of the many booth sales which will be taking place beginning March 23 and will continue until April 22. The girls are currently looking for cookie donations which will be donated to Friends Comforting Friends. Anyone who has not been contacted by area scouts and would like to purchase cookies can call Kari Michalak at 518-586-4114 or Debbie Barber at 585-6876 after 3:30 p.m. daily. On Sunday, Jan. 21, girls participated in their annual powder puff derby at Ticonderoga High School. This is like the Pinewood Derby that Cub Scouts do every year. It provides an opportunity for girls to work on a project with their fathers. Saturday, Feb. 10, girls participated in the annual bowling event at Adirondack Lanes.

Thursday, March 1, a few girls spent an hour at Family Reading Night at the Ticonderoga Elementary School reading to elementary students. This was a kick off to Dr. Seuss Week. The girls who participated in this event read some Dr. Seuss stories to 50 students. “Without adults playing many pivotal roles, girl scouting couldn’t happen,” Barber said. “Whether you’re a leader/assistant leader, parent or guardian, volunteer, or mentor, you awaken in the girls their promise to develop to their full potential. Research shows that the influence one caring adult has on a child will last a lifetime. Helping girls grow strong is a fulfilling and inspiring challenge and being involved means something different to everyone.” Anyone interested in joining Girl Scouts can contact Barber at 518-585-6876. ■

In addition to his wife of 59 years, Anne, those left to cherish his memory include his six children, Annette (Donald) Maye, Francis “Pat” (Laura) Connors, Jennifer (Stephen) Bolton, Thomas Connors, Jill (Thomas) Robbins, and Roberta (John) Cooper; his nine grandchildren, Amanda (Brett) Bechtold, Briton (Jenna) Laslow, Raechel (Adam) Deso, Lindsey Connors, Sean Connors, Jessa Kahler, Noelle (Kyle) Lindsay, Garrett Cooper, and Keely (Brandon) Whalen; his seven great-grandchildren, Rowen and Nolan Bechtold, Hank Deso, Craig and Jack Laslow, and Leighanna and Abigail Lindsay. One brother, Richard Connors; one sister Peggy Ladd. As well as several step-grandchildren, including Chrysta (Brian) Burkholder, Corey Robbins, Jake (Bobbi Jo) Maye, Kasie (Jay) LaPointe, and Jesse Maye; and step great-grandchildren, including Adara and Noah Burkholder, James Robbins, Devyn, Dylan and Meegan Maye, Steven and Kaylin Barnaby, Maysen, Eastin, Holden, and Coleman LaPointe, and Maddelina and Brayden Maye; along with many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Loretta and Lucky Eubar, Sally Senneville, Lee and Jeanine Simmons, and Richard and Nina Skiff. We also want to express our appreciation for the kindness and compassion given to Dad during his stay at Essex Center in Elizabethtown, and Heritage Commons Residential Center in Ticonderoga by the entire staff of caregivers — we are so grateful for your kindheartedness and care during Dad’s stay. You are very special and dedicated people. Relatives and friends called on March 10 at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home in Ticonderoga. A funeral service followed. The Rev. Mr. Elliott A. Shaw officiated. Interment will take place at a later date at the family plot at the Valley View Cemetery of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit ■

Susan Marie (Baker) Strieble CROWN POINT | Susan Marie (Baker) Strieble, 63, of Crown Point passed away March 7, 2018 at Glens Falls Hospital with her family by her side. She was born Aug. 21, 1954 to the late Gladys Baker and William Scupien. Sue leaves behind her husband of 34 years, David, and her five children, Marcus (Robin) Stoddard, Michelle (Mark) Stoddard, Thomas (Sandra) Stoddard, Jonathan (Tammy) Stoddard and Melissa (Michael) Stoddard; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren due in 2018. Sue also leaves behind her brothers, Gordy (Maryann) Baker and Thomas (Gail) Baker and their families, special cousins and many very special friends. In addition to her parents Sue was predeceased by her brother Michael who was killed in Vietnam and her grandson Carlton. She lived life to the fullest. She loved NASCAR and the outdoors. She had an infectious smile that could light up a room and an incredible spirit. She was a friend to everyone she met and was loved by all. We love you mama. I love you Susan (baby). To leave condolences for the family please visit ■

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PurCATIONS PUBLIC INFORMATION- Dated: March 7, 2018 COMPANY PARADOX MONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- AL MEETING against you by default pose: Any lawful activity. Linda M. Wolf, CPA Mortgaged BREWERY LLC (LLC) Premises: 627 TARBELL EN; that the Under- THE FUTURE OF THE Purchasing Agent for the relief demanded TT-03/17-04/21/2018MORIAH/PORT HENRY Essex County Govern- has been formed as a signed, on behalf of the HILL RD. MORIAH, NY in the complaint. 6TC-179013 Limited Liability Compa- 12960 District: Section: NOTICE OF NATURE OF Essex County Board of WATERFRONT ment Center ny by filing Articles of Supervisors, will accept Come to an information- Elizabethtown, New York ACTION AND RELIEF 96.20 Block: 2 Lot: 16 THE ANNUAL FINANOrganization with Secre- INDEX NO. 0398/2015 Qualifications for Engi- al meeting on the water- 12932 SOUGHT THE OBJECT of CIAL REPORT has been tary of State of the State neering Consultants at front. Learn about re- (518) 873-3332 ONEWEST BANK N.A., the above caption action filed for the Town of sults of market research of New York on Novemthe Office of the Puris to foreclose a Mort- Schroon for the fiscal Plaintiff, TT-03/17/2018-1TCon the waterfront and ber 14, 2011. The Office chasing Agent until 2:00 gage to secure the sum 179010 vs. year of 2017, and is of limited liability com- JAMES MERRILL, SR., of $109,500.00 and in- available for public inP.M. on March 30th, give your opinions. pany is in Essex County. 2018 for the Town of What is the future of NOTICE TO BIDDERS AS HEIR AND DIS- terest, recorded on De- spection at the office of your waterfront? How NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- The Secretary of State is Jay Ausable River East TRIBUTEE OF THE ES- cember 14, 2005 in the Town Clerk, Town should it be used? designated as agent TATE OF CARL MER- Book 1551, mortgage Branch Restoration Building, 15 Leland AvEN that the Town Board What is its greatest po- of the Town of Ticon- upon whom process can project, funded by the RILL; BARNARA SUPER- page 62, of the Public enue, Schroon Lake, NY, be served. The Secre- NAULT, AS HEIR AND Records Governors Office of tential? of ESSEX between the hours of 8 deroga, New York (the The meeting will be held Town) request bids from tary of State shall mail a DISTRIBUTEE OF THE Storm Recovery. County, New York, cov- AM to 2 PM. at the Moriah Fire De- eligible contractors for copy of any process Information is available ESTATE OF CARL MER- ering premises known Michael Marnell partment 630 Tarbell Hill an all inclusive hourly served upon him/her to by contacting the Office RILL; PENNY DEPEW, as 627 TARBELL HILL Supervisor Moriah, NY rate for c/o United States Corpo- AS HEIR AND DIS- RD. MORIAH, NY 12960. of the Purchasing Agent, Road, Town of Schroon 7551 Court Street, Eliza- 12960 on Thursday, (1) the mowing of mis- ration Agents, Inc. 7014 TRIBUTEE OF THE ES- The relief sought in the TT-03/17/2018-1TCMarch 29, 2018 at cellaneous lawns and 13th Avenue, Suite 202, TATE OF CARL MER- within action is a final 179002 bethtown, New York 12932, by calling 518- 6:00pm. RILL; any and all per- judgment directing the proper disposal of clip- Brooklyn, NY, 11228. The purpose of the limit- sons unknown to plain- sale of the premises de- TOWN OF MORIAH WATT-03/17/2018-1TC873-3330, or on the pings; and/or Countys website at: 179182 scribed above to satisfy TER & SEWER BILL (2) the pick-up and re- ed liability company is to tiff, claiming, or who NOTICE: Due moval of designated lit- engage in any lawful act may claim to have an in- the debt secured by the NOTICE OF FORMATION or activity for which terest described in, or general or to the Town of Moriah OF LIMITED LIABILITY ter and the transporta- ited liability companies licbids.aspx. above. specific ESSEX County is lien upon the Water & Sewer Bills and tion of such to the COMPANY (LLC) may be organized under All submittals in reas the place designated real property described the Town & County Land Transfer Name, GERAW'S OK Ticonderoga the New York State Limsponse to this notice of trial because the real in this action; such unTaxes coming out at the SEPTIC SERVICE, LLC. Station. ited Liability Law. shall be marked RFQ property affected by this known persons being same time, there will be Interested parties shall Articles of Organization TT-02/10-03/17/2018Restoration Program for herein generally de- action is located in said no penalty on the 1st insubmit a copy of current filed with the Secretary 6TC-175625 the East Branch Ausable scribed and intended to county. NOTICE YOU stallment as long as it is proof of of State (SSNY) on insurance, River clearly on the out- 02/27/2018. Office Lo- workers compensation SCHROON LAKE CEN- be included in the fol- ARE IN DANGER OF paid by May 3, 2018, side of the envelope. lowing designation, LOSING YOUR HOME If (which is also the due cation: Essex County. insurance or exemption, TRAL SCHOOL will hold Dated: March 7, 2018 and cost proposal. Sub- a public hearing on namely: the wife, widow, you do not respond to date for the 2nd installThe SSNY is designated Linda M. Wolf, CPA this summons and com- ment). as agent of the LLC mit bids to the Office of March 22, 208 at husband, widower, heirs Purchasing Agent at law, next of kin, de- plaint by serving a copy After May 3, 2018 a the Town Clerk, located upon whom process 6:45pm in the library on Essex County Governexecutors, of the answer on the at- 10% penalty will be apat 132 Montcalm Street, the use of Repair Re- scendants, against it may be served. ment Center de- torney for the mortgage plied to both the 1st & Ticonderoga, New York, serve Monies not to ex- administrators, SSNY shall mail a copy Elizabethtown, New York 2nd installments, if unbetween the hours of ceed $100,000 to up- visees, legatees, credi- company who filed this of any process to the 12932 tors, trustees, commit- foreclosure proceeding paid. principal business loca- 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. grade lighting to LED in (518) 873-3332 tees, lienors, and as- against you and filing TT-03/17/2018-1TCbeginning immediately tion of LLC: P.O. Box the school building and TT-03/17/2018-1TCsignees of such de- the answer with the 179259 186, Ticonderoga New through April 5, 2018. A grounds. 179009 court, ceased, a default judgany and all perYork 12883. Purpose: formal contract with TT-03/17/2018-1TCment sons may be entered deriving interest in successful bidder(s) will 179207 All lawful activities. TOWN OF TICONDEROand you can lose your GA, NEW YORK or lien upon, or title to be provided by the TT-03/17-04/21/2018home. said Speak to an attorreal property by, RFP PROPOSALTown. The Town re6TC-179030 NOTICE OF PUBLIC Schroon Lake Central through or under them, ney or go to the court HEARING serves the right to award NOTICE TO BIDDERS SCHROON LAKE CEN- to multiple bidders to School District Legal or either of them, and where your case is PLEASE TAKE NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- TRAL SCHOOL, Board of their respective wives, pending for further in- that a public hearing will Council EN, that the Under- Education is looking for use on an as available The Schroon Lake Cen- widows, husbands, wid- formation on how to an- be held by the Town basis. The Town resigned, on behalf of the swer the summons and Insurance Bids. Docutral School District is lo- owers, heirs at law, next Board of the Town of Essex County Board of ments are available on serves the right to reject cated in Schroon Lake, of kin, descendants, ex- protect your property. Ticonderoga on April 12, any and all Supervisors, will accept the Sending a payment to ecutors, administrators, school website New York, Essex Counproposals/bids not con2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the sealed bids at the Office www.schroonsidered to be in the best ty. The district is cur- devisees, legatees, cred- the mortgage company Offices of the Town of of the Purchasing Agent Any ques- interest of the Town. rently posting the re- itors, trustees, commit- will not stop the foreclo- Ticonderoga, 132 Montuntil 2:00 P.M. on April tions can be directed to tees, lienors and as- sure action. YOU MUST calm Street, Ticonderoquest for proposals by 4, 2018 for Food Com- Danielle Fosella 518- The Town reserves the direction of the Board of signs, all of whom and RESPOND BY SERVING ga, New York to hear the to negotiate directright modities & Dairy for the 532-7164 ext 3398. Education in order to whose names, except as A COPY OF THE AN- public on the consideraly with any bidder. period of: April 16, Closing bid date is June maintain our commit- stated, are unknown to SWER ON THE ATTOR- tion of updating the Dated: March 9, 2018 2018 July 15, 2018. plaintiff; SECRETARY OF NEY FOR THE PLAIN- Town's Comprehensive 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM ment to the Schroon By Order of the Town The bids shall be opened TT-03/17/2018-1TCLake Community ensur- HOUSING AND URBAN TIFF (MORTGAGE COM- Plan along with its ZonBoard publicly and read aloud 179210 Town of Ticonderoga, ing competent review of DEVELOPMENT; PEO- PANY) AND FILING THE ing Law. on April 4, 2018 at 2:00 PLE OF THE STATE OF ANSWER WITH THE legal counsel for the By order of the Town P.M. at the Office of the REQUEST FOR QUALIFI- New York. school district. The pur- NEW YORK, UNITED COURT. Dated: February Tonya Thompson, Town Board of the Town of CATIONS Purchasing Agent, 7551 STATES OF AMERICA 21, 2018 RAS Ticonderoga, New York, pose of this notice is to Court Street, Elizabeth- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- Clerk BORISKIN, Defendants. LLC Attorney solicit proposals for addated March 8, 2018. EN; that the Under- Town of Ticonderoga town, New York 12932. ditional school district To the above named De- for Plaintiff BY: IRINA Tonya Thompson TT-03/14/2018-1TCPlease contact the Pur- signed, on behalf of the DULARIDZE, fendants YOU ARE ESQ. 900 legal counsel, comTown Clerk chasing Office at (518) Essex County Board of 179184 mencing July 1, 2018. HEREBY SUMMONED to Merchants Concourse, TT-03/17/2018-1TCSupervisors, will accept 873-3330 for additional Suite 106 Westbury, NY 179216 The Request for Propos- answer the complaint in Qualifications for Engi- NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- al can be found on the information concerning 11590 516-280-7675 this action and to serve the bidding. Specifica- neering Consultants at TION OF NYCO Minerals, school website: a copy of your answer, TT-03/03-03/24/2018the Office of the PurGALLO CONSTRUCTION LLC. Authority filed with www.schroonschool.tions and standard proor, if the complaint is 4TC-177725 chasing Agent until 2:00 NY Secy of State (SSNY) com Sealed proposals CORP is seeking M/WBE posals for the proposed not served with this subcontractors for the work may be obtained at P.M. on March 30th, on 1/26/18. Office loca- for School District Coun- summons, to serve a Construction of Water the above address, or on 2018 for the Town of tion: Essex County. LLC sel are requested by the notice of appearance on NOTICE OF QUALIFICA- Main North Street Road, the Countys website at: Jay Emergency Shelter formed in Delaware (DE) Board of Education of the Plaintiff's Attorney Upgrades project, fund- on 4/2/79. SSNY is desTION OF TATA'S NATU- in the Town of Ticon Schroon Lake Cen- within 20 days after the ed by the Governors Of- ignated as agent of LLC deroga, NY bidding on School District. All service of this sum- RAL ALCHEMY, LLC fice of Storm Recovery. upon whom process licbids.aspx proposals should be mons, exclusive of the Appl. for Auth. filed with 3/23/18. Please call Information is available Secy. of State of NY (518) 273-0234. Gallo is against it may be served. All bids submitted in reday of service (or within submitted to Stephen by contacting the Office (SSNY) on 03/01/18. Of- an EOE. SSNY shall mail process sponse to this notice Gratto, Superintendent 30 days after the service of the Purchasing Agent, to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY TT-03/17/2018-1TCshall be marked is complete if this sum- fice location: Essex of Schools on or before County. LLC formed in 178999 "SEALED BID - FOOD 7551 Court Street, Eliza- 10011. DE address of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, mons is not personally (DE) on Delaware LLC: 1209 Orange St, April 12, 2018. Propos- delivered to you within COMMODITIES & DAIRY bethtown, New York clearly on the outside of 12932, by calling 518- Wilmington, DE 19801. als received after this the State of New York) 08/08/07. SSNY desig- GALLO CONSTRUCTION nated as agent of LLC CORP is seeking M/WBE 873-3330, or on the Cert. of Formation filed the envelope. date will not be consid- in the event the United Countys website at: with DE Secy of State, subcontractors for the Dated: March 7, 2018 States of America is upon whom process ered. Federal St, Ste 4, TT-03/17/2018-1TCConstruction of Well Linda M. Wolf, CPA made a party defendant, against it may be served., DE 19901. The Field Control Building in Purchasing Agent the time to answer for SSNY shall mail process 179012 name and address of the Essex County Govern- licbids.aspx. the said United States of to c/o Corporation Ser- the Town of TiconderoAll submittals in re- Reg. Agent is CT Corpo- SUPREME COURT OF America shall not expire vice Co., 80 State St., Al- ga, NY bidding on ment Center sponse to this notice ration System, 111 8th THE STATE OF NEW Elizabethtown, New York until (60) days after ser- bany, NY 12207-2543. 3/23/18. Please call DE addr. of LLC: 251 Lit- (518) 273-0234. Gallo is shall be marked RFQ Ave, NY, NY 10011. Pur- YORK COUNTY OF ES- vice of the Summons; 12932 SEX Plaintiff designates Emergency Shelter Up- pose: any lawful activity. (518) 873-3332 an EOE. and in case of your fail- tle Falls Dr., Wilmington, ESSEX as the place of ure to appear or answer, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. TT-03/17/2018-1TCgrades for Jay Commu- TT-02/10-03/17/2018TT-03/17/2018-1TCfiled with Secy. of State, 179000 nity Center clearly on the trial situs of the real judgment will be taken 6TC-176097 179006 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, outside of the envelope. property against you by default Dover, DE 19901. PurDated: March 7, 2018 SUPPLEMENTAL SUM- for the relief demanded pose: Any lawful activity. Linda M. Wolf, CPA MONS Mortgaged in the complaint. Purchasing Agent Premises: 627 TARBELL NOTICE OF NATURE OF TT-03/17-04/21/2018-

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, on behalf of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, will accept sealed bids at the Office of the Purchasing Agent until 2:00 P.M. on March 29, 2018 for CR 43 Shore Airport Road, Roadway Surface Preservation. The bids shall be opened publicly and read aloud on March 29, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 7551 Court Street, Elizabethtown, New York 12932. Please contact the Purchasing Office at (518) 873-3330 for additional information concerning the bidding. Plans, specifications, standard proposals and drawings for the proposed work may be obtained on the Countys website at: All bids submitted in response to this notice shall be marked "SEALED BID SHORE AIRPORT ROAD" clearly on the outside of the envelope with the bidders name and address. Dated: March 6, 2018 Linda M. Wolf, CPA Purchasing Agent Essex County Government Center 7551 Court Street PO Box 217 Elizabethtown, New York 12932 (518) 873-3332 TT-03/17/2018-1TC179004




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