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In SPORTS | pg. 20-21

Times-Enterprise boys soccer team PLUS: Moriah boy’s are back at it on hardwood


In opinion | pg. 6


In port henry | pg. 18

Overtime law Pro athlete dead in the water speaks at MCS and it’s a good thing, too

Warns students about dangers of drugs

CommunityÊ stageÊ proposedÊ inÊ Ticonderoga By Lohr McKinstry

TICONDEROGA – A community pavilion for the performing arts is on the drawing board at the Ticonderoga Festival Guild. The permanent pavilion would be built on the green space next to the town parking lot that’s behind the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge. Festival Guild Executive Director Judy Walker said the idea would be to pull people to the center of town with concerts, shows and events and maybe a future music festival. “We can hold our Festival Guild concerts

there,” she said. “It will replace our tent.” The guild had to take its circus-type tent out of service a couple years ago because of continuing tears in the canvas. Walker said they had three concerts for the 2016 season, held on the Ticonderoga Community Building porch. “We want to keep doing that and a pavilion would build attendance,” Walker said. The pavilion would have a high roof and a stage. Ticonderoga architect Joseph Vilardo has been pressed into service to design the pavilion. “We’ll hopefully get it defined in the next couple of months,” she said.

The multi-purpose structure could also be used for the Ticonderoga Farmers’ Market, Walker said. “We’ll raise money and look for grants (to fund the pavilion),” she said. “We’re kind of struggling.” The guild has been working to get younger people involved, and it’s starting to show success, Walker said. “They’re coming in and they’re enthusiastic,” she said. In 2014, when the director before her retired, they decided to make the Festival Guild totally volunteer, Walker said. Previously, the director

had received a stipend. “We’re working hard to recruit people to serve on our board,” she said. “Many people want to help, but don’t know what to do.” Beside their six-week Arts Trek program for children, the guild is doing Arts In School, which brings classical music to kids at Ticonderoga, Crown Point, St. Mary’s and Putnam schools. The guild-sponsored Beethoven’s Wig program has been popular teaching kids about classical music in area schools. “We started a community theater group,” Walker said. “It’s in its third year.”

Snowmobilers mobilize at Boreas hearing

Access to newly-acquired state lands critical to jumpstarting local economies, say local biz, sportsmen groups at Schroon Lake hearing By Pete DeMola

The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train arrived in the North Country Sunday night, bringing thousands of colored LED lights and donations for local food banks. A crowd of hundreds turned out at the Port Henry Train Station to greet the train and drop off canned goods for the Moriah Food Shelf. The Port Henry Volunteer Fire Department raised $500 for the Food Pantry, with Fire Chief James Hughes (in fire coat) presenting the check. The train, in its 18th year, also made stops in Ticonderoga, Plattsburgh and Rouses Point. Photo by Lohr McKinstry

SCHROON LAKE — Plaid outweighed green last week at Schroon Lake Central as the Adirondack Park Agency hosted the latest public hearing as part of the classification process for Boreas Ponds, the newly acquired parcel of state land located in the central Adirondacks. Local sporting groups, snowmobilers and business leaders said it is critical to allow as much recreational use as possible on the tract in order to accommodate aging sportsmen and to facilitate recreation that will aid the local economy. Many speakers endorsed Alternative 1, which cleaves the parcel in two, allowing a split between Wild Forest and Wilderness. Three other Adirondack Park Agency proposed alternatives >> See BOREAS HEARING | pg. 22

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Chamber holiday mixer set at Hancock House A historic venue is planned for Ticonderoga’s after-business event By Lohr McKinstry

TICONDEROGA – The Hancock House will host the holiday mixer for Ticonderoga businesses and workers. The Holiday After Business Mixer will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Hancock House at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga. The event is being hosted by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, Ticonderoga Arts Gallery and Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. “We have been honored to do this over the years as it helps us to showcase our Festival of Trees and support our area Chamber of Commerce,” Ticonderoga Historical Society Board President William Dolback said. “Over the years, the business community has demonstrated support on numerous occasions and in many ways. It is a pleasure that the society can take this opportunity at this special time of the year to

open our house and share our thanks again with them.” The Hancock House will have four floors of the elegant mansion decorated for the holiday season, and will also be available for viewing through Jan. 1, 2017. The Ticonderoga Arts Gallery is located on the lower level of the Hancock House showcasing local artists in various mediums. The Hancock House is normally open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Chamber members, employees, and area business people are invited to the mixer. “Not only is it a perfect opportunity to network, but a

chance to see the Hancock House and celebrate the holiday season with the chamber and the business community,” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matthew Courtright said. “The Hancock House will be beautifully decorated for the Festival of Trees.” Sponsors will be Alexander R. Shmulsky Attorney At Law; Best Western Plus; Bridge Point Communication; Century 21 Adirondacks; Christopher Chevrolet Buick; Country Florist and Gifts; Serenity Therapeutic Massage; Ticonderoga Arts; Ticonderoga Historical Society and the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. The Ticonderoga Elks Lodge 1494 put on a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Cure Juvenile Myositis Foundation recently. Cure JM fundraiser Chair Erin Duval said they were able to raise $2,625 through raffles and dinners. Duval said the foundation funds two research centers to help find better treatment options, and hopefully a cure for juvenile myositis. Duval said that her son, Dmitri, was diagnosed with myositis at the age of 3. From left are Elks Exalted Ruler Margie Hurlburt, Duval and Loyal Knight Kyle Dinsmore. Photo provided

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‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ in theater as radio play The Ti Festival Guild Players are presenting the famous story By Lohr McKinstry

TICONDEROGA – The Ticonderoga Festival Guild Players are currently in rehearsal for “It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play.” This production by Joe Landry “will give the audience a welcome break from a 24-hour-a-day news cycle and take us back to a simple, whimsical, gentle holiday time,” guild Director Judy Walker said. The theater will be transformed into a 1940s radio studio where six actors will deliver the lines of all the characters from the classic Frank Capra film starring Jimmy Stewart. The show is supported by a retro sound technician, using things like cornflakes, garbage cans, combs and wind chimes to supply the sound effects for this Christmas play. “It’s A Wonderful Life,” directed by Vincent Smith, will delight the entire family, Walker said. The play will run from Thursday, Dec. 8, through Saturday, Dec. 10, with evening performances at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 11, there will be a 1 p.m. matinee. All performances will be at the Ticonderoga Community Building on 134 Montcalm St. in Ticonderoga. Tickets are available at Libby’s Bakery Café or the Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-Op, both on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga. Ticket information is also available by calling Walker at (518) 984-0088.

This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program of the State Council on the Arts, and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. The play will be produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc.

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild Players are preparing to perform “It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play.” From right are Tim Blanchard, Nicole Kristensen, Chris Fingland, Ellen Leonforte, Chet Lastowski, Maletta Hourgan, and Mike Donahue. Photo provided

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Fort Ti seeks applicants for 2017 graduate fellowships Summer fellowship applications due Feb. 1 TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga is seeking applicants for the 2017 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship Program, a program designed for students seeking a practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. The fellowships run from June 12 to Aug. 18, 2017, and include internships in education, exhibitions, collections management, and interpretation. “These fellowships for graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, history, American studies, or military history offer an opportunity to work side by side with our dedicated team,” said Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO Beth Hill. “These interns will focus their research and creative energy to support exhibitions and programs related to upcoming projects at Fort Ticonderoga.” “While working individually with their project supervisors,” added Rich Strum, Director of Education. “Fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. They will have an opportunity to work with Fort Ticonderoga’s professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects.” This year’s fellows will be helping lay the groundwork for exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives to be offered to the public in 2018. Successful applicants for the two-month fellowship will receive a $2,500 stipend along with on-site housing. Graduate students and qualified undergraduates interested in learning more details and applying should visit Fort Ticonderoga’s website at Applications are due Feb. 1, 2017.


Pictured: 2016 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellow Riley Clark-Long, from Connecticut College, conducts research at the Thompson-Pell Research Center at Fort Ticonderoga as part of his fellowship. Fort Ticonderoga is accepting applications for the 2017 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships from now through Feb. 1, 2017.

he month of October was a very busy month for us as we responded to 20 emergencies including: two building fires, one auto fire, four motor vehicle accidents, seven residential/ commercial fire alarms and six other general alarms. Our membership totaled 399.3 man hours for all of the emergencies with an average response time of 2.3 minutes and an average time from call to on scene of 4.2 minutes with the average call taking 1 hour and 8 minutes. In addition to responding to the emergencies, we also conducted four weekly training drills that included 208 man hours. With the holiday season approaching, please make sure if you are putting up outside decorations and lights to use ap-

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proved outdoor equipment including outdoor lead cords and please don’t overload the lead cords or receptacles and please keep your Christmas trees watered. Our department is always are looking for new members with several different types of membership available. Membership includes, regular, associate, junior and auxiliary and applications can be obtained on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. or contact any member for more information. You don’t have to be an interior firefighter and go in burning buildings to help us: we have members who drive, are fire police, exterior support and serve administrative roles. There are many ways to help without going into a burning building. Feel free to stop by and see how you can help. Junior members are a great way for our youth to get involved in community service.

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County files tentative budget with 3.75% increase By Pete DeMola

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County tentative 2017 budget has been filed. The projected increase in the tax levy for the $98 million spending plan is 3.75 percent, or about $798,000 over 2016 levels. The tax rate per $1,000 in assessed value is projected to be $3.25 — up 8 cents, an annual increase of $8 on a $100,000 home. But, said County Manager Dan Palmer, that’s the “clean rate” and town chargebacks could drive those numbers higher. CONTRACT AGENCIES Despite an uptick in requests, spending for contract agencies has been kept at 2016 levels. This was done in order to streamline the budget process, Palmer said, which has been confusing in past years as lawmakers scrutinized each line item for possible savings, leading to sprawling discussions and complicated parliamentary procedures. Current allocations for those groups have been set at $469,000, down from the $508,000 requested from the agencies. Several groups requested funding increases, including the Essex County Arts Council and the Clinton-EssexFranklin Library System. Lawmakers indicated they were open to supporting the requests from those two organizations, both of whom spoke at Monday’s public hearing. ECAC is requesting $20,000, a 39 percent increase over current levels. “The funds we are requesting go directly back into the communities,” said Executive Director Margaret Gibbs. The ECAC assisted 23 local arts groups last year, but wants to reach all 60 in the county. Most recipients receive $1,000, an amount that makes a difference if events happen or not, she said. “Each of these groups let us know the impact the funds have made on them,” Gibbs said. The ECAC is also requesting donations from private individuals, which they want to leverage with public funding. “They’ve done a wonderful job in the town of Keene,” said outgoing Essex County Chairman Bill Ferebee in his final meeting, citing local efforts, including a summer music program. “What it does is brings people together. Some people don’t look at music as art, but it is,” Ferebee said. “I wholeheartedly support that organization.” Lawmakers from Willsboro, Schroon and Westport echoed those sentiments. “These are two issues that generate more than we give, and I support both of those organizations,” said Michael “Ike” Tyler (R-Westport). The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System is asking for $23,107, a 3 percent increase over current levels. Executive Director Ewa Jankowska said funding and staffing has plummeted in recent years, and the library system is heavily reliant on public funding.

The tri-county system has hit a record-low level of employees, hosting just 9 at present compared to 23 in 2001. If localities cut their budget by more than 5 percent, the state will reduce funding by 25 percent, Jankowska said. Essex County contains 16 of the 30 libraries in the system. Next year, the agency aims to apply for grants that will allow them to create a smartphone app to help those affected by drug addiction locate recovery resources. “This may be one of the answers that this country needs and we need agencies like fire departments and libraries and agencies similar to that,” said Charles Harrington (RCrown Point). The Essex County Office for the Aging Advisory Council, who launched a campaign to kill the proposed merger of the OFA into Essex County Public Health, did not speak the hearing, and lawmakers did not indicate they would reverse that decision.

BIG CHANGES Lawmakers are free to modify those requests, as well as personnel changes, with individual resolutions at next week’s regular board meeting. “I’m looking at Dec. 6 as the date of adoption,” Palmer said. One percentage point of the $22 million tax levy is about $220,000. Palmer said the increase can be driven down to 2.9 percent, citing additional items he found in the spending plan. Like in previous years, mandated and statutory costs constitute the majority of the budget, about 75 percent. If Medicaid was removed, the tax levy would fall by $2.18, Palmer said. “We would be at a $1.10, our tax rate, if it wasn’t for Medicaid alone.” Essex County isn’t immune to the effects of the low gas prices that have eaten into sales tax revenues this year across the state. As a result of a loss of $750,000 in projected revenue, Palmer ordered every department to lower fuel line costs. But, he said, new retail properties in North Elba, including Marshall’s and Family Dollar, bode well for projected increases in sales tax revenues, which are estimated at $500,000. Another area of increase is $891,000 in highway equipment expenditures, attributed to a payment for the $3.6 million bond lawmakers approved earlier this year. “It is a one time hit to us,” Palmer said. Long-term planning, said county highway officials, will aid in future cost-savings, including when it comes to maintaining the county’s 178 bridges. Another area of increase was indigent defense, where allocations for those services increased $280,000 over 2016 levels — or 37 percent — to $700,000. Earlier this year, the state legislature approved a state takeover over of those costs. However, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not yet signed that bill, which would have netted the county up to $600,000. “The state of New York keeps promising a takeover of that,” Palmer said. “You know what, it hasn’t been signed by the governor. When it comes to indigent defense, I think counties are on their own.”

Budget funds for the county’s child welfare and preventative services also increased by $419,000. “That’s a constant problem, dealing with those kind of issues,” Palmer said. ‘HEALTHY’ SAVINGS The spending plan exceeded the state-mandated property tax cap. But the increase is not a surprise, and comes as part of the county’s five-year financial plan implemented after a state audit that criticized the county on an over-reliance on fund balance. The 2017 budget, which was filed last Monday, marks the fourth year of the plan. The budgeted $1.9 million use of appropriated fund balance is down 6.1 percent over this year. Essex County now has $15 million in available cash on hand, which Palmer called “healthy.” The state’s fiscal stress monitoring system has scored Essex County at 15 percent, Palmer said, “which is a pretty low rate — close to a balanced budget, and is operating at the correct way it should be in terms of fiscal responsibility.” Franklin County, he noted, was scored at 69 percent. ‘EXCEPTIONAL JOB’ Since taking office in 2008, Palmer said he has kept track of how much the county spends compared to the amount budgeted. Between 2015 and 2016, the county budgeted within 98 percent of what was needed. “We’re fairly close in what we anticipated and what we spent,” Palmer said. Lawmakers hailed Palmer for his efforts. “This is an exceptional job, and the reason you are here today,” said Roby Politi (I-North Elba). “You need to be commended for it.” Politi said Palmer’s lengthy budget report made planning and discussion smoother and more fluid than in the past, when lawmakers wrangled for hours over personnel and contract agency issues. “Without (Purchasing Manager Linda Wolf ’s) help, I couldn’t have done this,” Palmer said. Palmer said the county is on the right track, and offered stern guidance for the future: If fund balance grows too much, set some aside for capital projects. “Don’t set it aside for costs that are going to recur every year because that’s a losing battle,” he said. Essex County’s 2016 spending plan clocked in at $96.5 million, with a 6 percent increase in the tax levy.


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And so it continues

“2016 was never expected to go the way it has, but I’ve got a feeling that trend will make for a nail biter come this fall. We may be about to witness the greatest drama American politics has ever seen.” I closed my April 23 column with the statement above, after suggesting a possible Trump-Sanders third party ticket should both lose their party’s nomination. Not only did I get heckled in emails from those proclaiming that the two would never combine forces, but I was also told in no uncertain terms that neither would survive their primaries. You’ve got to admit this was a very unusual election that has shaken the well established system to its core and continues to do so as President-elect Trump puts his cabinet in place, which has taken the same course as his candidacy, meaning the surprises just keep on coming. Perhaps by the time you read this he may have even nominated Mitt Romney for Secretary of State over his staunch supporter, Mayor Rudy Giuliani. If President-elect Trump has proven anything other than the fact that he is not your normal political candidate, he has certainly not been showing the vindictive side many feared would become his primary approach to governing. No Republican was more opposed to his candidacy than Mitt Romney. It’s almost unimaginable that he would even entertain a sit down with Mr. Romney, let alone give him any consideration for such a prominent position in his administration. Even more unimaginable is that Romney would consider a meeting, let alone consider a role that would tie him to Trump, a man he felt was morally unsuited for the office. While the national media scrambles about in a state of shock over the election results and tries its best to degrade the new President-elect before he even gets started, it appears the most predictable step is that President-elect Trump is planning to organize his administration like a wellrun business. Instead of appointing political hacks and cronies, Trump just may have another surprise for the pundits by putting the best people possible in roles where they will be held accountable for their success or failure. In my column of Sept. 26

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Overtime law would have hurt small biz, young workers


ing dong, the overtime extension law is dead — at least temporarily. A federal judge in Texas last week issued an injunction against a federal directive to expand the number of workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay. The ruling by Amos L. Mazzant III, of the Eastern District of Texas, sweeps away a cloud of uncertainty and gloom that has settled over the business and creative communities for much of the year. Under the regulations proposed by the Labor Department in May, the eligibility requirements for workers eligible for overtime pay were scheduled to double by Dec. 1, from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. Some 4.2 million workers were to be affected by the directive. Like the minimum wage, the proposal is noble in its sentiments, but fails miserably in its execution. The reasons are simple: Small businesses simply cannot afford such a drastic shift in payroll expenses. Secondly, the directive would have wreaked havoc on the fields that rely on brutal hours to break into competitive fields, including the media, teaching, political and nonprofit professions.

Moving those staffers to an hourly wage to accommodate the shift would do nothing but reduce productivity and discourage distinguishing oneself through hard work. Such a shift in workplace culture is unfair to employers and employees alike, both of whom have historically enjoyed a mutual understanding. Work hard, and you will move up the ladder by virtue of your talents. These are not miserable wretches toiling for hours without pay, but rather ambitious young people who are pursuing the American Dream. While this country was also built on equality, it was also built on hard work. We first sounded off against this policy in July, calling it a “grievous government overreach.” The courts agreed that the Obama administration exceeded its authority. We feel the same way now, and hope the injunction holds, and this new assault on business not be allowed to take root. The only injustice here was not toward workers, but rather free enterprise. The Sun Community News Editorial Board is comprised of Dan Alexander, John Gereau and Pete DeMola. We want to hear from you. Drop us a line on our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter, to share your thoughts.


WillsboroÊ CentralÊ SchoolÊ Ô literallyÊ swimmingÊ inÊ moneyÕÊ To the Editor: How discouraging that Willsboro Central School District isn’t interested in looking into merging with E’town and Westport. We’re just too darn Willsboro proud, apparently! Let’s look at this, though, from the perspective of a taxpayer in the district. We have an $8.3 million per year budget for 265 students (which may or may not reflect the 25 students whose parents pay to send their child out of WCS District.) Don’t worry, lakefront property owners, that’s only $31,000 per year, per student. At that price, you’d expect WCS to be a PhD factory, yet, our last PhD was graduated in 1993. What a terrific little local employment club replete, with enough kitchen staff to run the Old Dock House on a busy Saturday night. Replete with fewer teachers than teacher’s aides. It is alleged that the Study Hall Monitor, the permanent substitute teacher, and WCS’s full-time attorney all have their own teacher’s aide, for crying out loud. If you’re paying school taxes, unlike half the WCS student’s parents who don’t even contribute financially to the district, you should be insulted that WCS is the 82nd highest per student per year cost in New York State. Unimaginable. If one didn’t know better, one might think WCS operates under a surplus and banks extra money for “rainy days” if/when needed in the future ... oh wait, that’s actually what they do with our valuable tax dollars. Literally swimming in money. Tens of thousands of dollars to go, after one of the best teachers in the building who was accused of wilting precious little flowers by daring to raise her voice in class, but not enough in the budget to hire a private investigator for two hours of their time to expose those who flagrantly disregard the rules by living outside the district and bring their children to WCS every morning — meanwhile using threats, coercion, and family connections so that all concerned parties will keep hushed. (I was told by the Queen Bee herself through a school official that if I choose to keep pushing this issue, I’d “better watch my anus.” (Promises, promises.)

So, let’s be clear: all you need is a false instrument saying you pay rent in the district and a wink and thumbs up from the school board in order to bring your out of district child to WCS. Rules be damned. Why have them in the first place? It might not be clear to all why Willsboro isn’t involved with merger talks, so, please allow me to show you how our local emperor wears no clothes: several of the local girls and a couple local guys will certainly lose their position and magic carpet ride benefits and retirements packages once Willsboro is forced by New York State to merge. Which will happen eventually. Until then, just keep quiet and get out your checkbooks. Let’s top the letter off by using this opportunity to point out that many of the teachers and staff at WCS push methamphetamines upon unwilling parents. BIG TIME. They call it medicine, but it’s methamphetamines; chemically indistinguishable from what your local meth dealer sells. Once a teacher gets it in their non-medically trained minds that a child has a specific and fictitious disorder, they have an entire program in place along with an alleged methamphetamines pushing school psychologist to strong arm young and impressionable parents into believing that their child was born with a methamphetamines deficiency. They say that they’re not allowed to suggest medical intervention or medicines — they say this until they’re blue in the face — but then, how on earth is it possible that there is alleged to be a class in WCS whereby the average number of kids who speak openly about “being on medicine” is more than five times the national average? Maybe we should have a closer look at community standards, too much time with video games and devices, the local culture of binge drinking cruddy canned beer, and amounts of alcohol sales tax collected locally to better understand why so many kids aren’t acting right in class? Am I the only one who drives by the local Drug Free School Zone and gets angry about the thought of buzzed out zombie children (as young as five) walking around zapped to the gills on methamphetamines for the convenience of the teachers? Willsboro Pride... yeah, right. Not since the 1990’s or before. My sincere apologies to the good ones who grace those halls and the ones who don’t push meth. Shame on the ones that do! Andy MacDougal Essex


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Ô WeÊ mustÊ doÊ betterÊ asÊ aÊ countryÕÊ To the Editor: Protests are disrupting the country and even now the simplest mention of President-Elect Trump’s name will send half of the country into disarray. Protests have rocked the country since the close election, and after all the drama and mudslinging, I just want everything to calm down so we can relax. I was with her, and she lost. Although I do not necessarily agree with President-Elect Trump, I can accept that he won. With problems, such as Standing Rock and Syria, we need to overcome our differences as a country and come together to, as President-Elect Trump says, “Make America Great Again.” Some of our candidates lost, some of our candidates won, and now, as a country, we must deal with the fallout. One thing is for sure though — we cannot afford another four or eight years of racial tension and anger. We must do better as a country. We must stay strong, unified and have faith in America’s ability to endure. Reanna Martin Moriah

TrumpÊ supportersÊ Ô gettingÊ exactlyÊ whatÊ theyÊ wantedÕ To the Editor: Trump supporters are getting exactly what they wanted! Trump said he would go after the bankers and big cats from Wall Street, and he has. Most of his close appointments are billionaires who run banks and Wall Street. He said he would build a wall across Mexico and now he feels it is not needed, as it would cost too much. His promise to lower taxes on the middle class is partly true but the top one percent will get a 13 percent cut while the most the middle class can expect is 2 percent if they are lucky. Actually, when one figures the loss standard deduction most of those in the middle class will pay more in taxes! There is also the matter of putting Hillary Clinton in jail! Now it seems the reality is, not only is he forgetting this promise, but he couldn’t do anything in the first place. There is no basis in law to charge Hillary with any crimes and the whole thing was a lie. Trump vowed to do away with the Department of Education on a Federal level but he recently put a billionaire friend in as the head of the Education Department. Speaking of vows, he touted “repeal and replace Obama Care,” but now he wants to keep most of the Affordable Care Act he said he would repeal. Surrounding himself with billionaires and putting them in high positions is contrary to what he said he would do to supporters. His claim at making government smaller seems to be put under the table as he finds more palaces for these very rich people he vowed to topple. Those belonging to unions who voted for Trump can be sure his colleagues in Congress will do their level best to put unions away for good. Workers can look forward to a government Department of Labor geared to protect their employers. Trump’s promise to keep jobs in America was a great way to get votes, but his record of buying foreign goods and having his brand manufactured in foreign countries shows differently. In point of fact his tax cuts to large companies will only benefit those companies. The money saved will go to his billionaire friends in the form of higher dividends on their stocks! Yes, Trump has fulfilled all his campaign promises and he hasn’t even been seated in office. I thank God everything mentioned here won’t be a bother to me. First, I happen to be in the 1 percent, so my taxes will be cut substantially! Second, I own several dividend paying stocks and other money producing options. Third, I don’t have any children of school age and I am retired living the good life with a home in Florida and a summer place in the Adirondacks. Fourth, I didn’t vote for Mr. Trump and I will receive all the benefits that will come from his presidency. What a Country, what a life! God Bless America and to those who were duped into voting for Trump I thank you! Gary Philip Guido, Ticonderoga

WillÊ weÊ reallyÊ beÊ betterÊ off ? To the Editor: We will now have a Republican President, House, and Senate. Will the economic life of our middle class improve? Many voters believed it would, especially with the selection of Donald Trump. A word of caution about great expectations. My Dad voted Republican his entire life. However, trickle down economics never made it to him or most of the families I grew up with. Like many other North Country men he worked two jobs; and my mother also worked, unusual for the 1950s and 1960s. Dad still found time to serve in the Rouses Point Volunteer Fire Department for 50 years. We got by: food, car, house, hunting, fishing, boy toys and good family gatherings, but nothing to spare. I went to college on aid, assistance jobs, and summer janitor work. We survived the way most do up here, we worked hard. So will it change when the new administration gives massive tax cuts to the rich? The rich will dump most of the extra money into the market; so if you are not invested there, you probably are not going to benefit. And if NAFTA is curtailed, the beneficial investments of our Canadian friends will dry up. I hope I am wrong, because so many are depending on their fortunes improving under Trump. Many white people voted for him because of hope for a better life, not because of racism or bigotry. Of corse there are white supremacists who voted for hate, but hopefully they are the exception. If you read my earlier letters, you know I believe Mr Trump is a danger to our national security, and an immoral person. However, many of my fellow voters believe he offers hope! For the sake of our country, I pray they are right. God Bless America! Joseph D. Dumoulin Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Retired Jay

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Ô PartisanÊ witchÊ huntÕ Ê moreÊ importantÊ Ô thanÊ servingÊ AmericanÊ peopleÕ To the Editor: Embassy attacks during the presidencies of Republicans George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan:


Wisdom the GOP ignores at its peril Tom Purcell

DURING BUSH ADMINISTRATION • 13 embassy attacks • 66 deaths • 3 American diplomats killed • 22 embassy employees killed Number of investigations: 0



DURING REAGAN ADMINISTRATION • 10 embassy attacks • 318 deaths • 1 US ambassador killed • 18 CIA officers • 254 marines Number of investigations: 1 DURING CURRENT ADMINISTRATION • 2 embassy attacks • 4 American deaths Number of investigations: 13 Cost to taxpayers for partisan witch hunt: $14 million. This is what Republicans think is more important than serving the American people. Joe DeMarco Jay

HelpÊ spreadÊ Ô lightÊ of Ê ChristmasÕ Ê inÊ December To the Editor: Christmas is a special, exciting time of year where families get together and have fun. Serving others and giving of their time and talents can help spread the spirit of Christmas to your family and others. Some of the best joyful memories are made by simple acts of service, such as caroling or bringing cookies to a friend. This December, we invite everyone to join us in spreading the light of Christmas to the world starting on Dec. 1, a worldwide day of service. Choose anyone and any way to serve. To help you, suggestions and an advent calendar can be found on, along with an inspiring video on how we can spread light like Christ did. #LighttheWorld. We know and hope that by taking time to reach out and help others, this Christmas season will become a very joyful one for all those involved! Elder Bade and Elder Randall Middlebury, Vt.

SnopesÊ showsÊ noÊ riotersÊ afterÊ election To the Editor: We’ve got someone wanting to call out the National Guard to quell rioting protesters (and of course President Obama is a twerp for not doing so!) When I read something like this, I immediately think: this is really bad, very bad. So, I immediately turn on the TV to see. Guess what? There are no rioting protesters. I know what follows a statement like that. You can’t trust the regular media. Trump says they are part of the conspiracy! So, I go to Now, if you don’t trust Snopes, you are a knucklehead. It has won awards for its non-partisanship. I find out that someone has taken a picture of a riot in Greece in 2012, to show? This kind of thing is evil. The person doing it is whatever, but the act is evil. It makes for a very, very bad day! Don Austin Elizabethtown

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last year shortly after a few Republican primary debates, I suggested then that Mr. Trump might consider an alternative to insulting his Republican presidential competitors and instead ask them to consider accepting a senior role in his administration. Each and every candidate claims they want to turn this country around. Each and every one recognizes the big challenges that lie ahead, so now is the time for them to put their talents where their mouths are and put the American people ahead of their personal ambitions and do what needs to be done. Join forces as a party, come together as a team and tackle the reformation that Trump frequently refers to as “Making America Great Again!” The President-elect is famous for building outlandish things. Here’s his chance to build a real A-Team for America. Save all the money wasted on campaigning and political advertising and start planning today. God help Trump and God help us, he’s tapped into something, and it better not be just hot air. I think the next few years will be anything but the same old thing. Dan Alexander may be reached at

ow that Republicans will be running the White House, the House and the Senate, they’d better succeed in streamlining and simplifying our bloated government. Quotes from some of our greatest minds can guide them. While President Obama sought to make government cool again, many great minds have long been wary of government: “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” ---Ronald Reagan “A government big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take everything you have.” ---Barry Goldwater “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” ---- Edward Abbey Ronnie, we miss you, but your spirit guides us still. Barry, you’d roll in your grave if you saw how big our government has gotten. And Eddie, our IRS recently turned against people whose nonprofit organizations promoted the “wrong” political point of view. Being self-employed for many years, I’ve found that high income taxes and complex rules have been the bane of my existence. Republicans had better heed these quotes as they reform our tax system: “Did you ever notice that when you put the words ‘the’ and ‘IRS’ together, it spells ‘THEIRS’”? ---unknown “What at first was plunder, assumed the softer name of revenue.” ---- Thomas Paine “It would be a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their income.” ---- Ben Franklin Hey, guys, too many politicians and bureaucrats think we owe them MORE of our hard-earned dough. Tommy, you’d be shocked at the level of plunder. And Ben, the only Americans who enjoy an income tax around 10 percent these days are the ones who moved to Russia. As Republicans attempt to roll back the massive expansion of government that occurred under Obama’s presidency, here are some points to consider: “The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.” ---- Daniel Patrick Moynihan “Government is inherently incompetent, and no matter what task it is assigned, it will do it in the most expensive and inefficient way possible.” ---- Charley Reese “Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.” ---- Leo Tolstoy Hey, Leo, folks often forget how nasty government can be ---- particularly the millions of college-age Americans who think socialism is hip and that “the rich” should pay off the thousands they borrowed to get graduate degrees in the dining habits of sub-Saharan crossdressers. Tom Purcell, author of “Misadventures of a 1970’s Childhood” and “Wicked Is the Whiskey,” a Sean McClanahan mystery novel, both available at, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Send comments to Tom at

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Conservation Conversations Rich Redman

> Outdoor Columnist

It’s medicinal!

My 6 point venison is in the freezer, salmon fishing is petering out and steelhead fishing is ongoing until the river freezes over or I bail out first. So, once again I return to the forest with

either a shotgun or chainsaw, but either way, I take my dog. It is time to take the dog out once again, work the woods and fields for birds, grouse and pheasant. Anyone who hunts with a dog knows the feeling. That look of one happy dog that is doing what he is meant to do; hunt. Dogs smile. Yes they do! Stalking standing corn stalks in fields for residual ringnecks is a blast. You never know what will run, jump, crawl or fly out. It could be a deer, pheasant, tweety bird, or squirrel. Ya never know. The forest and field edges hold grouse, especially if early successional species dominate. Where there is standing corn, there is food. Food and cover is key to wildlife. If water is close by, wildlife have all they need. Water, food and cover that is, until the corn chopper

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comes along and shags them out; then its food for cows, and the bovines get the benefit of the farmers work. Walking the standing corn fields of the Champlain Valley in early winter means one thing: heavy feet. The Vergennes and Panton clays of the valley cling to your boots like globs of grey glue. By the time you get to the other side of the field by the turn row, you gain ten pounds; five pounds per boot of sticky slick gumbo. Intermixed with this glob of clay are the seeds of the weeds that survived the sprayer, such as foxtails and other annuals that grew in the shade of the corn rows. Half eaten corn cobs and yellow dented corn dot the ground where critters dined. You must walk a corn field to appreciate the weight of the clay world on your boots and the solitude of the standing maize. Wandering through the corn maze, row by row, on alert and waiting for a flush, or just spaced out and thinking about what you really should be doing; jobs that await you at home may muddy the mind. But for now, it doesn’t matter. You are free for a while, heavy boots and all. Not until the ground freezes do you get a reprieve from the clay and clod hopping. I look forward to the ground stiffening up. When the ground freezes, and the snow is minimal, it’s chainsaw time once again. The forest trees call out for me to be managed. The oaks and maple beckon to have me cut away the competing hemlock and other solar energy robbing trash trees left behind when the woodlot was first cut. Their survival depends on me providing them with life giving sunlight. If I don’t do my job, they will grow tall and leggy in the shade and death will result while the sun robbers take over. Not on my watch! Mr. Husqvarna and I will be sharpening our skills on crop tree release, turning trees into logs, which will be milled into lumber, while the tops will be sliced and diced into campfire wood. I look forward to getting back into the woods with a chainsaw in hand, but for now, my dog and I, with an American made walnut stocked and blued steel shotgun in hand, are digging on stalking the standing corn fields and seeing what will flush out. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s a corn field, green pasture, a woodlot or a river’s edge. Learning to leave it all behind is the goal and hidden reason for being there It’s medicinal. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We are very lucky to be living free in this land of enormous bounty. So let’s take care of it. Conservation is simple. It pays for itself, and that is a fact. Prevention is cheaper than treating the disease. Rich Redman is a retired District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and an avid outdoorsman. His column will appear regularly. He may be reached at

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Crown Point church to host joint service CROWN POINT — First Congregational Church and the United Methodist Church invite the community to join them this week for their combined, advent worship service with communion on Dec. 4 at 9:30 a.m. Second Blessings Community Thrift Shop, a ministry of First Congregational Church, is now closed for the winter season. For more information, call 597-3398 or visit

‘Memory Tree’ celebration slated NORTH HUDSON — The North Hudson Ladies’ Auxiliary will host their annual “Memory Tree” celebration in November and December. To purchase a $1 red ribbon in memory of a loved one, contact Brenda at 532-7914. The names of all the loved ones will be read at the tree lighting on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.

Annual Ti Elks memorial to honor members MOVEMBER MOMENTUM: The Essex County Board of Supervisors pose with members of the Essex County Public Health Department and county officials on Monday, Nov. 28 to commemorate Movember, the month-long campaign designed to raise awareness for men’s health issues. Participants are encouraged not to shave for the month of November. Photo by Pete DeMola

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Elks Memorial Service will conduct their annual memorial service on Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. The service will honor all members who have passed away in 2016, including; Gerald McCabe, DoRick Pelerin, Patrick Armstrong, Robert Young, Charles Smith and Gerald Abbott.

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Ti ‘Season of Advent’ events slated TICONDEROGA — The “Season of Advent” in Christian churches started on Sunday, Nov. 27 and continues through Christmas. The First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga will host special activities and services throughout the season, beginning with a community dinner on Dec. 4. Other notable events this month are the “Blue Christmas Service” on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. for locals who are “not feeling as joyful as they would like,” and the annual Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. For a full schedule, call the church office at 585-7995 or visit

Putnam Central School Honor Roll

High Honors Grade 5: Kylie Bowman, Hannah McGrath.

Honors Grade 4: Lawson Kryston, Alexander Smith. Grade 5: Donovan Clemons. Grade 6: Samantha Smith, Elizabeth Wojewodzic.

State’s youth obesity rate decreasing WASHINGTON, D.C. — New York’s obesity rate among young children from low-income families decreased from 16.1 percent in 2010 to 14.3 percent in 2014, according to a study published last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Agriculture. New York’s rate is 26th highest. Overall, obesity showed a statistically significant decrease in 31 states and three territories and increased significantly in four states (Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia) among 2-to4-year-olds enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) from 2010 to 2014. Officials said they were heartened by the decline. “This data is encouraging because kids from lower-income families are especially vulnerable and often face higher risk for obesity,” said Donald F. Schwarz, MD, of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “We must continue to track and analyze child obesity and the programs that aim to reduce rates, especially among our nation’s youngest kids. “This is critical for informing efforts to address disparities and ensuring that all children—no matter who they are or where they live—have a healthy start from their very first days.”

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Schroon Lake Chamber to host pair of decorating fundraisers Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce to hold fundraiser, Dec. 10

this season. All donations for Christmas Express must be returned to one of these stores by Wednesday, Dec. 14.

SCHROON LAKE — Schroon Lake’s 31st Annual Olde Tyme Christmas will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 with traditional activities all day long. Some are old traditions, some are newer, but our newest is our 1st Annual Ornament Raffle which will be held this year at the Giant Mountain Studio located on the corner of Leland Ave and Main Street. The raffle will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the drawings being held at 4 p.m. All proceeds from this raffle will help support the chamber’s year-round programs and events that benefit our business community, community members and visitors. The chamber will be accepting donations of unique, gently used, new or handcrafted ornaments for the raffle through Friday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Executive Director Tammy Whitty-Brown by email at or call the chamber at 532-7675. Don’t forget to stop by the Schroon Lake Chamber and take a chance on the annual Adirondack Holiday Gift Basket Raffle, held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Olde Tyme Christmas. Businesses and community members generously donate items such as gift baskets, gift certificates and so much more. The proceeds from this raffle go toward programs for those that need an extra hand during the holiday season, including the local Christmas Express program. If you would like to make a difference in a child’s life this holiday, stop in to the Tops Market or Dollar General and pick up a mitten and help make a child’s Christmas a bit brighter

Schroon Chamber to award homeowners, businesses for holiday decor SCHROON LAKE — The Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual Holiday Decorating Contest for 2016. There are two divisions for the contest: residential homes and business. Prizes will be presented for first place winners in the residential division for the following categories: “Most Traditional” or “Adirondack Style,” “Most Creative Display of Lights” or “Most Creative Themed Display.” Each winner will receive a gift certificate to a local business. Award certificates will be presented in the business division for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Judging will take place in the late afternoon and evening of Sunday, Dec. 18, weather permitting. Judges will tour the main streets of the Town of Schroon including Route 9, Route 74, village side streets and Aldermeadow Road. If you or your business are located on a side road or an outlying part of the town, contact the Chamber office with your address and indicate that you would like to be included in the judging circuit. The winners in each category will be announced following the contest. For more information, contact the Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 532-7675 or email director@

Ti ‘Season of Advent’ events slated TICONDEROGA — The “Season of Advent” in Christian churches started on Sunday, Nov. 27 and continues through Christmas. The First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga will host special activities and services throughout the season, beginning with a community dinner on Dec. 4. Other notable events this month are the “Blue Christmas Service” on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. for locals who are “not feeling as joyful as they would like,” and the annual Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. For a full schedule, call the church office at 585-7995 or visit

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WADHAMS — The first annual Wadhams Cross Race will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 at 953 Essex County Route 8 in Westport. The first race begins at 11 a.m. and the last race at 2:15 p.m. Races last between 30 minutes and an hour depending on age and ability level. No experience is necessary. Racers not holding a USA Cycling annual license must purchase a one-day license for $10 in addition to the $25 entry fee. Riders age 19 and under pay $15 regardless of whether they hold a license or not. For more information, go to wadhams-cross or call Kevin Bouchard-Hall at 312-6001.

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Professional athlete tells MCS students lay off drugs By Lohr McKinstry

MORIAH — Former professional lacrosse player Ken Bartolo recently had a powerful message for students at Moriah Central School about his long climb back from drug addiction. As students listened intently, Bartolo told a chilling story of how his promising athletic calling was destroyed when he became addicted to marijuana and prescription drugs in high school in Syracuse. “I started early,” he said. “It led to a steady decline in my athletic career.” He was on his way to becoming a professional football player, he said, with scholarships offered to Syracuse University, University of Massachussets and University of Maryland. But his addiction had started in his sophomore year in high school, when he broke his back while playing lacrosse and became addicted to the opioids that were prescribed to help him. “By the time I was 17, I got caught smoking weed,” he said. “I was on painkillers. I became the kid with the drug problem.” He ended up going to Nazareth College in Rochester to play lacrosse. Once his eligibility for lacrosse was up at Nazareth in 1989, he began playing football at St. John Fisher College. After graduating in 1991, Bartolo had a one-year stretch playing professional lacrosse for the Rochester Greywolves. He said all was lost when he started using drugs and alcohol, and by his senior year, his grades had plummeted and he was struggling with addiction to cocaine, Oxycontin, Xanax, tranquilizers and heroin. That was to continue for another 27 years, until he finally quit drugs and rebooted his life.

“They call it rock bottoming out,” he said. “I hated myself. Now I can say the guy who did this is dead; he’s gone.” Bartolo was arrested 15 times, charged with four drunk driving offenses, served three years in prison, and was pronounced dead twice from drug-induced heart failure. “I was homeless on the streets of Syracuse,” He said. “I was actually contemplating suicide.” He’s been clean now for five years, and he attributes a lot of that to his family and friends. “My family are the real heroes here,” he said. “I reached out to people and they guided me. “Your decision-making affects your family,” he continued. “It starts with a lack of self-esteem. It continued to get worse. Then I made a recovery.” His recovery came after a stay at the Syracuse Rescue Mission, where he went into a bathroom and prayed. He then called a friend who had recovered from drug addiction and alcoholism to ask for help. His friend took him to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. He started seeing a therapist and took a 12-step program with AA. When he got better, his brother, Matt, gave him the idea to start There and Back, his motivational speaking program, and his AA sponsor told him it would help with his recovery. He said he’s spoken to an estimated 250,000 school students, staff and and administrators all over the U.S. Bartolo said that after some of his motivational talks, kids have come up to him to say they were considering suicide. “They’ve handed me their suicide notes and said ‘you changed my mind,’” he said. “I’ve probably been given 20 suicide notes, sometimes five at once.” In those cases, he’s helped them get further help, he said. Bartolo still practices lacrosse and works out at the Manlius YMCA near Syracuse.

Ken Bartolo is a former lacrosse and football player from Syracuse who struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for 27 years. He is now a motivational speaker who talked to Moriah Central School students recently about the dangers of substance abuse. Photo by Lohr McKinstry

Proposed village zoning law could derail P.H. pub

“We’ll get with her,” Curran said, to go over Jaquish’s concerns. Jaquish said the new law also requires a 100-foot setback from the lake for new construction, but the Adirondack Park Agency requires 50 feet, which is more reasonable. Jaquish said the zoning law also allows only one business per property. “There already a marina (there), and the law says one business per plot,” he said. Trustee Mark Davenport said they want to work with Jaquish so he can open his business. “There’s sway room there,” Davenport said of the new zoning. The village already had a site plan review law, which the Village Board enforces in lieu of an appointed planning board. The new zoning law will have the Village Board continue to function as a planning board, and appointment of a Zoning Board of Appeals from those decisions. Jaquish said he already has his U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Park Agency permits for the undertaking, which will be called Northern Harvest Brewing. The zoning law is slated for a vote at an upcoming Village Board meeting.

Moriah CS announces upcoming events PORT HENRY — The following events will be taking place at Moriah Central School over the months of December and January: Tuesday, Dec. 6: High School Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12: Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner, 4:306:30 p.m.; Board Meeting, 6 p.m., Elementary Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. Dec.12-20- Elf Shelve Wednesday, Dec. 21: Early Dismissal, one bus run,11:30 a.m., no lunch served. Dec. 22 through Jan. 02, 2017: Christmas Vacation There will be a Superintendent’s Day Jan. 5, no school. •MY PUBLIC NOTICES• •MY PUBLIC

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PORT HENRY – A Moriah man’s plans for a craft brewery in the community might be barred by the village’s new zoning law. Gabriel Jaquish of Moriah came to the recent Port Henry Village Board meeting to tell trustees his plans would be short-circuited if the proposed zoning law was enforced against him. Trustees promised they would look into the issue and possibly change the law. “My partners and I have been trying to bring a craft brewery to town,” Jaquish told trustees at a recent Village Board meeting.

“My concern is the zoning law, which specifically prohibits a brewery in the waterfront zone.” He said the most likely site for the brewery so far is the Van Slooten Harbour Marina on Lake Champlain. “It’s contingent on a lort of things,” he said. “I’d like to get going (with the business) in the spring.” He said the village is dissolving on March 31, 2017, but state law says its ordinances continue for two years. The Town of Moriah would enforce them, then could either let them sunset or pass them as town laws. Trustee James Curran said he’s contacted consultant Nan Stolzenburg of Community Planning and Environmental about the issue. It was Stolzenburg who wrote the zoning law, which village board members previously referred to as “zoning light.”



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DorothyÊ CorrineÊ Rowland TICONDEROGA — Dorothy Corrine Rowland, beloved wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 20, 2016. Corrine Rowland was born in Jamaica, Queens, NY in February of 1922. She was the oldest of three sisters — Corrine, Marilyn, and Eleanor. The family lived in New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Her parents, Dorothy and Andrew, lived to see their five grandchildren. Dorothy and Andrew are buried in North Haven, CT. Corrine and Henry Rowland celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in September. They were married in 1945 in Hartford, CT. They lived in Connecticut, Hawaii, New York, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Maryland, and have resided in Ticonderoga since 1997. Corrine trained as a Navy Cadet Nurse during WWII. She was at the hospital in Hartford, CT when the desperate victims of the Hartford Circus Tent Fire were brought in for treatment. She was employed as a nurse for many years. Corrine was the administrator of nursing homes in Old Saybrook, CT and Annapolis, MD. She earned an associate’s degree from the Community College system in Maryland in the 1980s. When arthritis began to take its toll, Corrine greatly slowed its advance by receiving apitherapy (bee sting therapy) from the pioneer in the field, Charlie Mraz. She was a consultant and leader for a weekly osteoporosis support group in Ticonderoga. Corrine was also an advocate and practitioner of alternative therapies such as reiki and aromatherapy for many years. Corrine was an avid reader of health publications and provided health recommendations that improved the wellbeing of her family and others in the community. Corrine is survived by her husband Henry; three children — Gerry, Suzanne, and Michael; five grandchildren — Julianne, Peter, Tirzah, Joel, and Shifra; and six great-grandchildren — Joy, Malia, Sophia, Savanna, Zachary, and Rudy.

Corrine is remembered for her athletic ability, especially her love of swimming, ice skating, and sailing. She was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan with a proud Cal Ripken, Jr. bumper sticker on her vehicle. Corrine was the director of the Grace Episcopal Church Sunday School for 10 years in Old Saybrook, CT. She was also a supporter and member of the Ft. Ticonderoga Association for many years. Corrine made a difference in this world, she is loved and appreciated. To offer online condolences, please visit

JohnÊ R.Ê Ò JackÓ Ê LaTour TICONDEROGA — John R. ‘Jack’ LaTour shed his bodily pain and heart-sickness for his bride of 62 years and left this earth on Nov. 25 to start a new life in the presence of his Lord Jesus. Born on July 7, 1930, Jack was educated in Ticonderoga, NY, schools and joined the Air Force in 1950, proudly serving in security police and nuclear weapons security. Upon discharge from the service he returned to his hometown to build a 42 year career as a paper maker with International Paper Company and he married his beloved Beulah. They raised a son and two daughters and they have watched their family grow to four grandchildren and then 13 great-grandchildren. If God gives us the pleasures of our heart in heaven, you may find Jack making heavenly maple syrup or he may be found making old tractors and backhoes run perfectly. A memorial service was held on Nov. 27 at the Gamble Road Baptist Church with Pastor Josh Cornelius officiating the service. You are encouraged to share a memory of Jack and/or your

personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family were honored to assist the LaTour family with his arrangements.

VeronicaÊ Ò BonnieÓ Ê Fleury TICONDEROGA — Veronica F. “Bonnie” Fleury, 70, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at her residence, with her loving family by her side. Born in Ticonderoga, Oct. 14, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Fannie (Cobb) Hurlburt. Bonnie was a life-long resident of Ticonderoga, and was a graduate of Ticonderoga High School. She was employed as a cashier for Walmart of Ticonderoga for many years. Bonnie was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, the Red Cross and a former member of the Ticonderoga Emergency Squad. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Ernest C. Fleury; four sons, Randy Fleury and his wife Mary of Ticonderoga, Ernest Fleury, Jr. and his wife, Laurie of Moriah, Darren Fleury and his wife Jackie of Ticonderoga and Mark Fleury and his wife, Tammy of Witherbee; two brothers, Rodney Hurlburt and George Hurlburt, both of Ticonderoga; three sisters, Elma Plude of Fort Ann, Ellen Bowman of Glens Falls, and Jacqueline Hurlburt of Ticonderoga. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A gathering to celebrate Bonnie’s life will take place at the family home at 61 Delano Road in Ticonderoga at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit

State launches ‘Move Over’ awareness campaign Elizabeth Izzo

ALBANY — In the wake of several roadway deaths across the state, officials are renewing a push to raise awareness of New York’s “Move Over” law, which requires motorists to slow down and move over when approaching law enforcement, emergency and other officials vehicles while stopped on the roadway. To kick off the week-long effort, Gov. An-

drew Cuomo released a PSA featuring emergency and hazard responders, which will be shown on statewide broadcast and cable stations. “The work performed by these first responders and workers is critical to the safety of our roadways and the motorists who use them,” said Cuomo in a statement. “Every precaution must be taken to reduce the danger already inherent in these hazardous jobs and avoid preventable tragedies.” Recent fatal crashes emphasize the critical

importance of the campaign, said the governor, including last month’s death of tow truck operator assisting a disabled vehicle on the Thruway in Montgomery County, and a construction worker killed in Herkimer County.

LOCAL EMS SOUNDS OFF “I fully support the ‘Move Over’ law,” said Don Jaquish, director of Essex County Emergency Services. “Out on the interstate is a scary place to be. When people move over, it gives us extra space and safety. If you can’t

move over, then you can slow down.”

‘KEEPING NEW YORK ROADS SAFE’ Throughout the week, Thruway staff, state troopers and tow truck operators promoted the campaign at service areas by handing out flyers and talking with motorists about the importance of the legislation. Sanitation vehicles were included in November, and the law now applies to all vehicles with flashing blue, green, red, white or amber lights.

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Moriah boys strong in first games of new era State finalists start 2016-17 with wins against AVCS, Ticonderoga By Keith Lobdell

Moriah’s Joe Stahl tries to defend against a shot from Evan Graney of Ticonderoga in the championship game of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Tournament Nov. 26. Photos from both the boy’s and girl’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Tournament and Muggsy”s Tip Off Tournament can be found at mycapture.suncommunitynews. com Photo by Keith Lobdell

PORT HENRY — Moriah didn’t just lose a pair of talented players, but perhaps two of the top players in the history of Section VII. No worries. In the first two games of the post JaquishSlattery era, the Moriah Vikings boy’s varsity basketball team scored easy wins against AuSable Valley and Ticonderoga, teams many thought would have Moriah’s number in the new season. The Vikings scored a 64-46 win over the Patriots in the first night of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Tournament Nov. 25 before defeating the Sentinels, 61-41, the next night. “It’s been great to get back out on the court,” point guard Dylan Trombley said. “This team works really hard, as hard as the teams we have had the last couple years, if not more. Our goal was to go out in this tournament and make a statement, and we played two excellent games.” “It’s been different, but I like where we are,” guard Joe Stahl said. “I think this group of guys are stepping up into the expectations of what we want to do.” For Moriah, those expectations are simple: return to the Class D state tournament, this year held in Binghamton. “They all know they have a tough act to follow,” head coach Brian Cross said. “We have the capability to be just as good. These kids want to win, too.” Without graduates Adam Jaquish, the 6’7” center and PSUC Cardinal who finished just short of setting the Section VII scoring record, and Taylor Slattery, the 6’4” point guard who re-defined the position locally and now plays for Hudson Valley Community College, the team has turned to a new core of leadership, keyed by Trombley and Stahl, who both have

experience playing in the biggest games of the basketball season. “It has been different for me but we have been playing with these guys a lot,” Trombley said. “They want to keep this going. We have the same expectations as we have had every year.” “We are definitely hungry and want to get there as much as ever,” Stahl said. “With the work ethic this team has shown, we are on track. I think we are going to be a strong defensive team and you will see everyone rebounding.” Cross said Trombley and Stahl are not alone when it comes to leadership on his team. “Todd Gregory and Kyle Wilson are returning players as seniors and they have done very well so far,” he said. “They work hard in practice and it rubs off on the rest of the team.” For Gregory, who was a member of the “Bomb Squad,” a nickname given to the bench players last season, the transition into the starting lineup has been rewarding. “It has taken a lot of hard work,” said Gregory, who has been a defensive standout early in the season. “We know what we had to do and where we want to go and the work is paying off. For me, I want to make sure I am hustling and working as hard as I can on defense.” For Dewey Snyder, the transition to the varsity team came as a call-up from during last season’s run to the state championship game. “We are trying to live up to last year’s team and reach the same place,” Snyder said. “It has been a really big difference, but I think what helped me last year was seeing the intensity of the playoff games. That was a great experience for me and got me excited for this year.” “Overall, the chemistry of this team is as good, if not better, then what we have had in the last few years,” Cross said. “All of the kids on this team play hard in practice and they all want to play.” The Vikings will next play at Adirondack Community College Dec. 9-10, where they will meet Cooperstown and South Glens Falls.

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offer varying divides between the Wilderness-Wild Forest split, with each adding more wilderness than the last. ‘WE SPEND MONEY’ “This area would be a great area for snowmobiles because we have no work there,” said Ray Buckholts, of the New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA). Prior to the session, which packed the gymnasium last Monday, Access the Adirondacks rolled out a list of 34 sportsmen organizations who supported their preferred alternative for the 20,543-acre parcel, purchased by the state last May. The endorsements, said the coalition, are intended as a counterweight against those offered by BeWildNY, a coalition of green groups who support more restrictive uses. Buckholts said snowmobilers are good environmental stewards who want to use existing roads to minimize environmental impact, including a proposed snowmobile connector track between Minerva and Newcomb. But other alternatives would require cutting new trails through the woods, said Adirondack Local Government Review Board President Fred Monroe. “We don’t want to destroy the environment, that’s not our thing,” said Tom Hudon, of the Crown Point-based Adirondack Trail Riders. “A lot of us are conservationists as well.” Hudon supports Alternative 1, which would allow for snowmobiling around the perimeter of Boreas Ponds to White Lily Pond and continuing on and back to the so-called Four Corners and along Gulf Brook Road. Advocates also argue connector trails — including the proposed route that would connect the Five Towns — are a critical lynchpin to a statewide snowmobile system, necessary to link southern areas to their North Country counterparts. “Everything outside the road will stay exactly how it is today,” said Dominic Jacangelo, executive director of NYSSA. The snowmobiling industry, he said, generates $868 million of economic activity annually, and one in three of those rides occur within the Blue Line. Members of the organization, which represents 230 clubs across the state, also fish, hike, hunt, canoe and kayak when they visit, Jacangelo said. “Snowmobilers bring a lot of money,” said Bonnie Best, treasurer of the Grafton Trail Blazers. “They’re good for the economy.” The Adirondack Council, a member of BeWildNY, supports limited snowmobiling via an expanded High Peaks Wilderness area, said Executive Director Willie Janeway. Under all alternatives, there are different ways of routing snowmobiles from North Hudson to Newcomb, he said. Instead of using existing roads, BeWildNY’s plan calls for the trail to be located further south, largely paralleling Blue Ridge Road. From east to west, between 3 and 4 miles of new trail would have to be cut, which the Adirondack Council doesn’t necessarily dispute. “We do support a snowmobile connector trail,” Janeway said. But, he said, the record does need to be corrected on how many miles of road exist on the parcel. Protect the Adirondacks Executive Director Peter Bauer, despite filing court injunctions to halt progress on DEC-approved snowmobile connector trails, agrees with Access’ proposal to use existing roadways. The construction of new trails takes down between 500 to 1,000 trees per mile, he said. “It makes no sense to keep Gulf Brook Road open to motor vehicles and not use it for a snowmobile trail, and cut a new snowmobile trail somewhere else,” Bauer said. Protect is against all four APA proposals, calling the options akin to “hanging a Van Gogh painting on a telephone post.” Retired Forest Ranger Peter Fish said mankind always leaves an imprint on nature, which can range from the “long smell of exhaust” and grease slicks from snowmobiles to disintegrated hiking paths trammeled by overuse. “I am an utter and complete Wilderness advocate,” Fish said. “There is no such thing as a wheel that is not destructive.” Wilderness advocates also said the Adirondack Park hosts plenty of places where snowmobiling and motorized recreation is available — including within close proximity to Boreas. Just eight of the 100 biggest lakes in the Adirondack Park are motorfree, said Tyler Socash. “When Access the Adirondacks talks about balance, they are obtuse on how accessible the Adirondacks already is,” Socash said. LOCAL ECONOMIES Business leaders at the four-hour hearing presented a mixed portrait of the local economy. Roger Friedman marveled at the packed auditorium — the same room in which he received his high school diploma 50 years ago. But class sizes have dwindled since then, said the local realtor. And the community is struggling. “The Boreas Ponds offer a great economic opportunity for the region,” Friedman said. We can preserve it, but we must make it accessible for all people.” Anything but full access, he said, would be “another nail in the coffin” for the local economy. “If you live in this area like I have, you can literally hear the shrinkage,” Friedman said. Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Brown said 68 percent of Schroon residents live under the poverty line, and it’s an ongoing struggle for businesses to stay open year-round. “When you get to be our age — when you look at how to feed your family, and keep businesses running — that’s also very important,” Brown said. Minerva Supervisor Steve McNally tied the decline directly to the increase in state land acquisitions.

“These small towns are in jeopardy,” he said. “With the state purchasing lands, the people have lost their livelihoods.” But pro-Wilderness advocates said the economic picture was more complex, and said Wilderness buoys local economies, acting as a magnet for many, including young people who view the designation as a desirable magnet. Planting permanent roots will revitalize an ailing economy, they argue, and will repopulate the school districts that are hemorrhaging students. Samantha Brooks spoke of visiting the region from a young age. A seasonal job led to a permanent full-time position, and a full Wilderness designation is paramount to that attraction for her and other potential transplants, she said. Brooks said she couldn’t estimate how many times she has frequented local businesses after a long day on the hiking trail, including the Noonmark Diner in Keene Valley, the Lake Placid Pub and Stewarts in Long Lake. “They will stop in your town to buy stuff,” Brooks said. Pete Nelson, the co-founder of Adirondack Wilderness Advocates (AWA), said both sides needed to move past a debate he said has historically been “myopic and insular.” “I think it’s an unfortunate debate, this specific debate,” Nelson said. Nelson pitched the idea of leveraging Frontier Town, the abandoned theme park in North Hudson, as a gateway to a new Wildness High Peaks area. Peer-reviewed studies of communities surrounding federally-protected land in the western U.S., he said, reveal when properly leveraged, the protected assets can be used as tools for economic development. Economic profiles in communities near the National Park Service lands are similar to urban counties, he said. That can happen here, he said, and development needn’t clash with full Wilderness protection. “Let’s make a smarter debate,” Nelson said. “Let’s go somewhere that helps out towns — they need it.” Chris Lincoln said he was torn between watching communities decline and allowing snowmobiling and mountain biking in ecologicallysensitive areas. “I don’t know what the answer is, but I don’t think this is it,” he said. AWA is calling for a full Wilderness classification, a concept that is not included in any of the four APA alternatives. Checkered flannel outweighed the green t-shirts last week, and the hearing again saw a mobilization of those calling for support of that plan, many of them students and young professionals. And while the sessions have largely been tranquil, one pro-Wilderness speaker who spoke out against snowmobiling was jeered and booed by the crowd after revealing he was from Michigan. “You don’t understand because you’re from Michigan,” yelled a woman. Another speaker lashed out against what he perceived as idealistic and naive attitudes, and said roads were necessary on a practical level to ensure public safety. “It’s amazing how you people get hurt,” said Michael Carruso, citing DEC rescue reports. “It’s amazing how you fall and break bones and get carried out of there. “You want to get rid of the roads? Great idea!” That dynamic has been a constant push-pull during the sessions. “Yes, you are the future of the Adirondacks, but only if you live and work in the Adirondack Park,” said Newcomb Supervisor Wes Miga. “You may be the future, but we are the now.” NEW VIEWPOINTS The hearing, which drew 89 scheduled speakers (although many left earlier) did upend some conventional narratives. One disabled speaker endorsed the full Wilderness plan, an option that would close the Gulf Brook Road entirely to all but foot traffic. The Adirondacks is now at a critical point, and a historic moment, said Joan Cunningham, of ADK Community Works, a Schroon Lakebased nonprofit. An expanded High Peaks Wilderness would be the largest motorfree area east of the Rocky National Park in Colorado, she said. “Humans can co-exist and protect our beloved Adirondacks,” said Cunningham, who uses a motorized mobility device. “I choose not to access the Boreas Pond regions, but instead keep them as pristine as possible for my children and grandchildren to explore on foot.” Dan Lynch owns 200 acres on both sides of Blue Ridge Road, making him one of the closest private property owners. Lynch called for Alternative 2 (with several minor modifications) and said motorized use wouldn’t necessarily lead to an economic boost for the surrounding area. “No motors, including electrics, should be allowed to operate on Boreas Ponds,” Lynch said. Peter Hornbeck, owner of Hornbeck Boats on Trout Brook Road, said his customers are drawn to Wilderness, and that the classification isn’t necessarily “the kiss of death” to local merchants. “Our economy is real good,” he said. The buzz around Boreas, he said, is really helping his business, which employs six. “We have seen a spurt of interest this year because of that property.” Hornbeck, like many other speakers, urged the DEC to draft a proper Unit Management Plan following the classification to ensure environmental safeguards — including the use of parking lots as a management tool, which would open and close access on a seasonal basis. Pete Finch, a member of the Barkeater Trails Alliance, called for more study on the relationship between the economy and recreational land use. For years, people said Wilderness would be an economic driver, he said. But that hasn’t happened yet. “To this point, it really hasn’t done much for local economies,” Finch said. The increase in Wilderness areas, he said, has led to an overburden on trail systems. “Literally thousands of people (are) at trailheads on a daily basis,” he said.

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Hundreds attended the Adirondack Park Agency’s public hearing on land classification on Monday, Nov. 21. The Boreas Ponds Tract was the chief topic of discussion. Photo by Pete DeMola

EXISTING STRUCTURES Infrastructure remains a sticking point. Wilderness advocates say man-made materials, including some 53 miles of roads, can fade back into the landscape, and that much of the Adirondack Park was once trammeled by man. But advocates of Alternative 1, including state Assemblyman Dan Stec (R-Queensbury), say existing infrastructure goes against the legal definition of Wilderness. “These roads rival a lot of town roads in terms of their construction and their capability,” Stec said, noting the ponds themselves were artificially created by the construction of a dam. Monroe, of the Adirondack Local Government Review Board, said the maps provided by the APA do not accurately convey the current road infrastructure, as well as culverts. He said he has asked the agency for accurate maps, “but so far I haven’t seen them.” Access mapped the parcel earlier this fall, and those findings are available upon request, Monroe said. BeWildNY agreed that a broader inventory is necessary, and indicated discussion will continue after the public comment period ends on Dec. 30. “That level of analysis needs to happen, and it hasn’t happened yet,” said Rocci Aguirre, director of conservation at the Adirondack Council. Nearly the entire park was laid waste at one point, said Russ Hartung, and made barren from fires and logging. “Increased access results in increased destruction — there’s no doubt about it,” said Hartung, a Saranac Lake art gallery owner. But some said letting the structures be reclaimed by nature would pose undesired results. Lukas Dobie, an engineer, said if the dam was allowed to deteriorate, it will jeopardize the wetlands, and possibly even result in state DEC enforcement action. “I can’t believe people are talking about taking out the dams,” Dobie said. “The dam erosion would be unfathomable.” Dave Reckahn said he fails to see how Wilderness will provide more water quality protection than any other safeguards in the wake of High Peaks degradation, and warned against the loss of habitat in the event of a dam blowout. ACCESS FOR DISABLED Owing to the format of the hearings — comments were limited to three-minute segments without back-and-forth discussion — nods to opposing views have generally been limited to lip service, and the comments generally run along parallel paths. But many officials tailored their comments to address concerns made in past hearings, including those in Ray Brook, Northville and Newcomb. Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Farber said local governments have actually taken the lead in combatting invasive species. “I don’t want that to get lost in these fights,” he said. Farber added: “A Wilderness population by itself has not protected the High Peaks,” citing trampling, herd paths and overuse. BeWildNY and Access attempted to clarify where they stood on motorized usage, particularly when it came to access for the disabled. Access is against any land use classification that disallows access for the widest possible amount of people, and disagrees with BeWildNY over the best way to accommodate disabled visitors. Wilderness and Wild Forest offer varying degrees of accommodation, including the use of the DEC’s CP3 parking spaces, which are prohibited under Wilderness. BeWildNY says CP3 opens the doors to ATV usage; Access says that is not their intent. “Permitting parking for the handicapped and bicycling around the perimeter of the ponds would not be permitted under a Wilderness classification,” said North Hudson Supervisor Ron Moore. In a follow-up email, Moore wrote: “Again, we have not ever proposed the use of ATVs in any of the many meetings that we have had with the DEC, APA, or any of the other stakeholder groups.” John Sheehan, a BeWildNY spokesman, says a Wilderness designation would not bar access. “I think it’s important for everybody to know that a Wilderness designation is not an impediment to handicapped access to the area,” Sheehan said. All that is required is a level path from LaBier Flow to Boreas Ponds, he said. Written comments can be sent to: Kathleen D. Regan, Deputy Director, Planning Adirondack Park Agency PO Box 99 1133 State Route 86 Ray Brook, NY 12977

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Village garbage collection stalled

Village features Parade of Lights

By Lohr McKinstry

PORT HENRY – A recent logjam of trash at the Moriah Solid Waste Transfer Station apparently hampered garbage collection efforts for Port Henry village. Deputy Mayor/Trustee Matthew Brassard announced at a recent Port Henry Village Board meeting that the compactor was full at the Transfer Station on Nov. 14. When the Village Department of Public Works arrived to drop off the first load of trash bags collected in the village, they were unable to leave everything, he said. “That’s why not all garbage was picked up,” he said. The Transfer Station is normally

closed Mondays, but the crew has a key so it can leave the trash it picks up that day. While Brassard spoke in the meeting room, a woman could be heard angrily shouting into the answering machine in the adjacent village office that her garbage hadn’t been collected. Brassard said the crew would continue trash pickup the following day, but many people were upset their refuse hadn’t been collected. DPW Superintendent Daniel “Digger” Laing told the board the crew will be down by one man for a few weeks, starting soon. Mayor Ernest Guerin said they’d planned to hire an additional worker for the DPW, but there were complications. “We put out interviews and we were going to have another man,” he said.

“We didn’t hire anybody.” That was because town officials said they would not hire the additional person for the Town Highway Department when the village dissolves on March 31, 2017, he said. The town has agreed to take the current four crew members as town employees. The village had originally voted to end garbage and recyclables pickup at the end of the year, to give the crew three months to complete an inventory of village equipment and property, but reversed the decision and voted to continue the service until dissolution takes effect. “We’re moving toward dissolution,” Guerin said. “We have a lot of properties we have to inventory.”

By Lohr McKinstry

PORT HENRY – A holiday Parade of Lights through the village will highlight the Moriah Christmas Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade starts at the Port Henry fire station at 5:30 p.m., following the lighting of the Town of Moriah Memorial Christmas Tree at 4:30 p.m. The parade will end at the bandstand in the Port Henry Park, near the Amtrak Train Station, which also where the lighting ceremony is scheduled. Moriah Chamber of Com-

merce President Cathy Sprague said the event will feature free hot dogs, hamburgs, cookies and hot chocolate. She said besides the festive event for the tree lighting, there will be free horsedrawn wagon rides, provided by Lazy Horse Farm. “The lights on the tree are lit in memory of loved ones who are no longer with us, but who are still a part of our hearts,” Sprague said. Individuals can sponsor a light for $5 a bulb, by sending the name and payment to: Moriah Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 34, Port Henry, NY 12974, or stopping at the chamber office on Main Street in Port Henry.

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The following indi-Veterans Fire Department, Inc. invited. and Repair the TiconFirst Thursday of every month, 5 p.m. 6 p.m. Must call Pointof Fire Station 2764 Main St., Smith at 518-624-5221 The FireSCHROON Commissioners LA ROSE RAYMO AKA work hours viduals signed the CerThe areas to be protectLAKE – Schroon Lake deroga Fire District month. Crown PointVehiNew York. 518.563.2437, ext. 3403 to regisreserve Public the right to ac- Writers VIOLA GroupF. LA ROSE betificate of Incorporation: cles. The Bidder must 2.) One Gravely walk ed atbyleast the16Corporation TICONDEROGA - Free arthritis exLibrary's, ter.RAYMust be years of MORIAH The Town of Moriah Po- approxicept or Meets reject any and all MO, et al. Defendant(s) hind sweeper, James A. Hughes, would include the Village ercises. Ticonderoga Senior Centhe 2nd and 4th Monday At age to participate. be certified in Waterous TICONDEROGA Nar-Anon Family Committee willmately hold 30their bids. 1:00 p.m., In the downstairs ter, 10 to 11 a.m. Details: Cornell Pursuantmeetto a judgment years old of Port Henry and a por- Ronald R. Nesbitt, Jr., and Halelice Pumps. Group A support group for family Committee followExtension of Essex This biding shall include of foreclosure sale 3.) the One EZ GO Cooperative Electric Charles A. McCaughin, tion -ofTake the Town Mo- and room. Newthe Members welcome! and TICONDEROGA ControlofExThe District onlyMeetings re- on friends of addicts. Location: ing date and time. The County 518-962-4810, mba32@Snowplowing duly entered August Golf public Cart is Christopher Lee, Linda riah. Ticonderoga The following Arindi- Office For moreservices info call 518-532-7737 ercise25,classes. the following be of the Prevention Team quests 173 welcome to attend. DECEMBER 8, out Second and Fourth for the ext. front13. and rear of 2016 the undersigned 4.) One Pump WagT. Duross andTiconderoga, Ronald H. N.Y.viduals signed Cer- Lord mory Senior Center. 9:30thea.m. bid: Howe St., 2016 @ 5:30 PM TOWN HALL Wednesday the building located at Referee will sell atFree. public Details: VanSlooten, Jr.(excluding The Holi- Hourly tificate of Incorporation: Mondays 518-585-6050, Rate - Nor- on; 275 Gal with pump at 6PM 60 Montcalm Street. auction at the Essex 5.) 1986 proposed Certificate James Every A. WednesHughes, days) CLASSES & WORKSHOPS LegionFord F-600 beginning June 6, of 2016 For malTICONDEROGA - American This bid shall also in- County Courthouse, Flatbed; Sec2x4, 370-2V, Incorporation of the Port Ronald R. Nesbitt, Jr., more day. PostRate #224- EmerMonthly Meeting. info go to Hourly SCHROON LAKE Get Your Uke clude shoveling of all the Front Lobby, 7559 Court Charles A. McCaughin, Henry Volunteer Fire De7903 miles ond (After Thursday gency Hours) On! Beginners Ukelele Classes at entrance(s) and exits of Street, Elizabethtown, Bids must be submitted partment, Inc. is availChristopher Lee, Linda COMMUNITY OUTREACH andTICONDEROGA the Actual time- The the Schroon Lake Public Library DINNERS SUCH the building. Including NY 12932 on December T. Duross and Ronald H. able for in Champlain separate sealed enpublic &inspecth and Days EmergenValley Bluegrass & Old Time Music -Dec. 10th Saturdays, October 8 the Truck Bay Doors. 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM VanSlooten, Jr. velopes, clearly bearing tion at the offices of the The cy Rates apply. TICONDEROGA Alzheimer's Association holds their Monthly name and 11:00 a.m. FREE. Ages 10 through Bids should also be in- premises known as 901 proposed Certificate of Village Clerk at 4303 the bidders Any additional TICONDEROGA Elks cook to orMeeting on the 2nd Sunday Caregiver Support Group monthly Seniors welcome. Class size is limcluded of Salting of the BRADFORD HILL ROAD, Incorporation of the Port Main Street, Port Henry, address andofmarked Bid support for Volunteer caregivers Fire Interbreakfast willthestart each month at the for: Ticonderoga ited, call the library CROWN to reserve POINT, a same areas. All Bidders NY group (the appropriate surNew York and TownOct. 23, Charges. Henry De- der Lakes Health, Ethan Allen 8-11 2 and 4th Sunday All American Legion, Street as listed Bids must re- Montcalm space. 532-7737 13. Bring shall submit a LUMP ext. 12928 plus item, Clerk at every 38 Park Place, partment, Inc. Library. is avail- from 4 p.m. Details: 518-564-3370. at 1 p.m. All are welcome each month any question please your own Ukelele or use one of main valid for a peSUM BID for the entire All that certain plot piece above). to atable for public inspec- Port Henry, New York to share. Second contact me at 518-585-1052 ours. Payments riodtend. of 90Please days. bring a dish 2017 year. or parcel of land, with Tuesdays Surplus items may be during regular business tion at the office of the Any change to pric- viewed between the NOTICE TO BIDDERS will be made on March the buildings and im- Village Clerk at 4303 hours. ing structure bid hours of 7:00 AM 3:00 1, 2017 and December provements thereon NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVMain Street, Port Henry, PLEASE TAKE FURTHER shall require notifi- PM, Mon - Fri at the EN, that the Under1, 2017 in the amount of erected, situate, lying New York; during regu- NOTICE that at the time cation to the Board Wastewater Treatment signed, on behalf of the half of the total awarded and being in the Robert lar business hours. and place of the Public of Fire Commission- Plant located at 29 Bul- Essex County Board of Hearing all interested bid amount. The Bidder Grant Patent, Town of PLEASE TAKE FURTHER ers 30 days prior to wagga Drive, Port Hen- Supervisors, will accept will be responsible for Crown Point, County of NOTICE that at the time persons will be given an Price change being ry, NY 12974. sealed bids at the Office Plowing beginning at 2 Essex and State of New and place of the Public opportunity to be heard effective. The Board Bids will be received up of the Purchasing Agent York. Section 128.6, on the proposal to incorand every 2 thereafter, Hearing all interested may reject or refuse Block 5 and Lot 19 to 4:00 PM on Friday porate the Port Henry until 2:00 P.M. on Deand the use of a front persons will be given an any price increases Approximate amount of opportunity to be heard January 6, 2016 at the cember 22, 2016 for Volunteer Fire Departend loader for clearing as it sees fit. $80,474.24 Village Hall located at TROUT BROOK BRIDGE on the proposal to incor- ment, Inc. large amounts of accu- judgment All maintenance 4303 Main Street Port PROJECTS. Date: November 15, porate the Port Henry mulated snow and push- plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold Henry, NY 12974. Volunteer Fire Depart- 2016 The bids shall be opened ing back of snow banks shall be done in the BY ORDER OF THE publicly and read aloud as determined by the subject to provisions of ment, Inc. Bids will be publicly month of April. LEGALS DENISE DALY Board of Fire Commis- filed Judgment. Index BOARD OF TRUSTEES opened and read aloud This Bid will be valid on December 22, 2016 THE TICONDEROGA sioners. Village Clerk #CV15-0391 OF THE VILLAGE OF at the January 9, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Office for January 1, 2017 FIRE DISTRICT is ac- The Successful Bidder BRYAN J. HUGHES, Village of Port Henry of the Purchasing Agent, PORT HENRY until December 31, Board Meeting at cepting sealed bids for shall have at least a 1 November 17, 2016 ESQ, Referee, TOWN BOARD OF THE 2017 unless so re- 7:00 pm at the Village 7551 Court Street, ElizaFleet Service Repair until Million dollar Liability In- Kozeny, McCubbin & TT-12/3/16-1TC-136953 TOWN OF MORIAH voked by either par- Hall. The Village of Port bethtown, New York December 19, 2016 at surance Policy. A copy Katz, LLP - Attorneys Henry reserves the right 12932. DENISE DALY, Village ty. will have to be filed with 7:00 P.M. At which time for Plaintiff 40 Marcus to reject any and all Please contact the PurClerk Village of Port All bids shall be NOTICE OF JOINT the District Secretary Drive, they will be opened by Suite 200, chasing Office at (518) Henry ROSE FRENCH, sent to: Ticondero- bids. PUBLIC HEARING PRIOR to January 1, Melville, NY 11747 the Secretary of the Fire 873-3330 for additional Town Clerk Town of ga Fire District; Denise C. Daly TO CONSIDER PRO2017. TT-11/12-12/03/2016information concerning District and read aloud. Moriah TT-12/3/16-1TCP.O. Box 127, Village Clerk POSED INCORPORAAll Bids shall be sealed The Successful Bidder 4TC-132690 the bidding. Plans, spec136987 Ticonderoga, NY November 23, 2016 TION OF and clearly marked shall not deposit any ifications, standard pro12883 and be clear- TT-12/03/2016-1TCNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVPORT HENRY VOLUNSealed Bid- Maintenance snow in front of the posals and drawings for ly marked; SEALED 137553 TEER FIRE DEPART- EN that the Moriah Fire and Pump Service and Building or near or NOTICE OF JOINT BID: PUMP & THE BOARD OF EDUCA- the proposed work may District #1 will hold a PUBLIC HEARING MENT, INC. Repair and sent to: around any Exit or be obtained at the above MAINTENANCE TION OF THE CROWN address or on the CounTO CONSIDER PRO- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- public election on DeTiconderoga Fire Dis- Egress to the Station. Bids are Due DE- POINT cember 13, 2016 from CENTRAL POSED INCORPORAEN that the Village of trict; P.O. Box 127, The successful Bidder tys website at: www.CEMBER 19, 2016 SCHOOL hereby invites Port Henry Board of 6-9 PM at the Moriah Ticonderoga, NY 12883. shall keep clear the Fire- TION OF BY 7:00 P.M. at submission of sealed Fire House on Tarbell PORT HENRY VOLUNTrustees and the Moriah For a copy of the Bid fighter parking area near which time they will bids for tear down, re- All bids submitted in reHill road in Moriah, NY Specs please contact the ramp to the Schuyler TEER FIRE DEPART- Town Board will meet to sponse to this notice be opened. The to elect one Fire Commoval and disposal of shall hold a Joint Public HearMENT, INC. Paul LaRock; District Street entrance. The be marked Secretary shall open missioner to a 5 year potential real estate purSecretary at 518-572- Schuyler Street entrance NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV- ing on December 13, "SEALED BID TROUT them and a bid term Candidates interchase at 2756 Main 5360 or send an E-mail will be closed on the 1st EN that the Village of 2016 beginning at 7:00 award will be decid- Street Crown Point. All BROOK ROAD BRIDGE ested in being placed on request to: tifiredistric- snowfall and the award- Port Henry Board of PM at the Knights of ed by the Board of work is pending voter PROJECTS" clearly on the ballot for the ed bidder can deposit Trustees and the Moriah Columbus, 4253 Main the outside of the enveFire Commissioners tion of Fire Commissionapproval for purchase of lope. Street, Port Henry, New The Ticonderoga Fire snow on that ramp. The Town Board will meet to at the Regular Deer must submit their reproperty and removal of Dated: November 21, District reserves the rear of the station shall hold a Joint Public Hear- York to consider and cember Board meet- buildings. Bids/Quotes ing on December 13, hear all persons interest- quest in writing to Allan right to reject any and all remain free of deposited 2016 ing. The Ticonderowill be accepted for all ed in the question of D. Clark, Secretary Moribids. snow and shall be main- 2016 beginning at 7:00 ga Fire District re- items or any individual Linda M. Wolf, CPA ah Fire District #1, PO whether the Village of PM at the Knights of tained the same as the TT-12/03-12/10/16-2TCPurchasing Agent serves the right to item. Each submission Columbus, 4253 Main Port Henry Volunteer Box #62 Moriah Center, front of the building. 137551 Essex County Governreject any and all must be clearly marked NY 12961 no later than Street, Port Henry, New Fire Department should ALL BIDS ARE DUE BY ment Center Bids. December 7, 2016. All Business Office, York to consider and be incorporated under December 19, 2016 BY 7551 Court Street PO Any and all Questions Bid/Quote. Bids/Quotes TICONDEROGA FIRE 7:00 PM. Bids will be hear all persons interest- the New York Not-for- persons who have been may be directed to Paul will be received until Box 217 ed in the question of Profit Corporation Law, a resident of the Moriah DISTRICT SNOWPLOW- opened at that time and Elizabethtown, New York Fire District # 1 for at LaRock, District Secre- 12:00 p.m. Thursday whether the Village of and for such other and ING BID 2017 read aloud. 12932 tary at 518-572-5360. least 30 days and are December 15, 2016, at Port Henry Volunteer The Ticonderoga Fire further action on the TT-12/03-12/10/16-2TC(518) 873-3332 TT-12/03-12/10/16-2TCthe Business Office, TT-12/03/2016-1TCFire Department should Commission is accept- 137549 part of said Board in re- registered voters will be 137552 eligible to vote is this 2758 Main Street, pub- 137548 be incorporated under lation to the proposal as ing bids for Snow plowlicly opened and read. the New York Not-for- may be authorized by election. ing of the Firehouse for TT-12/03/2016-1TCSpecifications and NOTICE OF FORMATION NOTICE OF SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: Profit Corporation Law, law. The name of the January 1, 2017 through Bid/Quote Forms may be OF LIMITED LIABILITY December 31, 2017. All SUPREME and for such other and corporation would be 137554 COURTthe Village of Port Henry obtained at the Crown Bids shall be SEALED COUNTY OF ESSEX RE- further action on the Port Henry Volunteer TICONDEROGA Board of Trustees has COMPANY (LLC) FIRE Point Central School and sent to: Ticondero- VERSE MORTGAGE SO- part of said Board in re- Fire Department, Inc. DISTRICT declared the following Name: Trudeau Home ga Fire Commissioners, LUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, lation to the proposal as The areas to be protect- BID SPECIFICATIONS items surplus, each As District Business Office. Improvements, LLC. ArThe Board of Education P.O. Box 127, Ticon- AGAINST is with No Warranty: may be authorized by ed by the Corporation ticles of Organization FOR FLEET SERVICE reserves the right to re- filed with the Secretary deroga NY. 12883. VIOLA LA ROSE AKA VI- law. The name of the 1.) One Double Drum would include the Village The Ticonderoga Fire ject any or all of State of New York Please note on the out- OLA F. LA ROSE AKA VI- corporation would be of Port Henry and a por- District Asphalt Roller; new 9hp is seeking OLA RAYMO AKA VIOLA Port Henry Volunteer tion of the Town of Mo- Sealed Bids for Service motor with chain drive, Bids/Quotes. side of the envelope; (SSNY) on June 4, 2016 SNOWPLOWING BID. F. RAYMO AKA VIOLA Fire Department, Inc. riah. The following indi- and Repair of the Ticon- excellent condition, 3 Board of Education Office Location: Essex Crown Point Central LA ROSE RAYMO AKA The areas to be protect- viduals signed the Cer- deroga Fire District Vehi- work hours The Fire Commissioners County. The SSNY is reserve the right to ac- VIOLA F. LA ROSE RAY- ed by the Corporation tificate of Incorporation: cles. The Bidder must 2.) One Gravely walk be- School District designated as agent of Crown Point, NY 12928 cept or reject any and all MO, et al. Defendant(s) would include the Village James A. Hughes, hind sweeper, approxithe LLC upon whom be certified in Waterous Victoria D. Russell Pursuant to a judgment bids. mately 30 years old process against it may of Port Henry and a por- Ronald R. Nesbitt, Jr., and Hale Pumps. District Treasurer of foreclosure and sale This bid shall include the be served. SSNY shall tion of the Town of Mo- Charles A. McCaughin, The District only re- 3.) One EZ GO Electric November 21, 2016 duly entered August 25, riah. The following indi- Christopher Lee, Linda quests the following be Snowplowing services mail a copy of any proGolf Cart for the front and rear of 2016 the undersigned viduals signed the Cer- T. Duross and Ronald H. bid: cess to the LLC at: 1035 4.) One Pump out Wag- TT-12/3/2016-1TC137555 the building located at Referee will sell at public tificate of Incorporation: VanSlooten, Jr. Wicker Street, TiconThe Hourly Rate - Nor- on; 275 Gal with pump 60 Montcalm Street. auction at the Essex James A. Hughes, 5.) 1986 Ford F-600 Toggle Industries, LLC deroga, NY 12883. Purproposed Certificate of mal Courthouse, Ronald R. Nesbitt, Jr., Incorporation of the Port This bid shall also in- County Hourly Rate - Emer- Flatbed; 2x4, 370-2V, Arts of Org. filed SSNY pose: To engage in any Front Lobby, 7559 Court Charles A. McCaughin, Henry Volunteer Fire Declude shoveling of all the 7903 miles 9/9/16. Office: Essex Co. lawful act or activity. gency (After Hours) Bids must be submitted Elizabethtown, Christopher Lee, Linda entrance(s) and exits of Street, partment, Inc. is availSSNY design agent of TT-11/12-12/17/2016and the Actual time NY 12932 on December T. Duross and Ronald H. able for public inspecthe building. Including in separate sealed en- LLC upon whom pro- 6TC-135513 and Days Emergen- velopes, clearly bearing the Truck Bay Doors. 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM VanSlooten, Jr. The tion at the offices of the cess may be served & cy Rates apply. Bids should also be in- premises known as 901 proposed Certificate of Village Clerk at 4303 the bidders name and Any additional address and marked Bid mail to 273 Grand St Fl cluded of Salting of the BRADFORD HILL ROAD, Incorporation of the Port Main Street, Port Henry, 6 New York, NY 10002 Charges. same areas. All Bidders CROWN POINT, NY Henry Volunteer Fire De- New York and the Town for: (the appropriate sur- General Purpose. All Bids must re- plus item, as listed shall submit a LUMP 12928 partment, Inc. is avail- Clerk at 38 Park Place, TT-11/19-12/24/2016main valid for a pe- above). All that certain plot piece SUM BID for the entire able for public inspec- Port Henry, New York 6TC-135940 riod of 90 days. or parcel of land, with 2017 year. Payments Surplus items may be tion at the office of the during regular business Any change to pric- viewed between the NOTICE TO BIDDERS the buildings and im- Village Clerk at 4303 will be made on March hours. ing structure bid hours of 7:00 AM 3:00 thereon 1, 2017 and December provements NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVMain Street, Port Henry, PLEASE TAKE FURTHER shall require notifi- PM, Mon - Fri at the EN, that the Under1, 2017 in the amount of erected, situate, lying New York; during regu- NOTICE that at the time cation to the Board Wastewater Treatment signed, on behalf of the and being in the Robert lar business hours. half of the total awarded and place of the Public of Fire Commission- Plant located at 29 Bul- Essex County Board of bid amount. The Bidder Grant Patent, Town of PLEASE TAKE FURTHER Hearing all interested ers 30 days prior to wagga Drive, Port Hen- Supervisors, will accept will be responsible for Crown Point, County of NOTICE that at the time persons will be given an Price change being Plowing beginning at 2 Essex and State of New and place of the Public opportunity to be heard sealed bids at the Office ry, NY 12974. effective. The Board Bids will be received up of the Purchasing Agent York. Section 128.6, Hearing all interested and every 2 thereafter, on the proposal to incormay reject or refuse Block 5 and Lot 19 until 2:00 P.M. on Deand the use of a front porate the Port Henry to 4:00 PM on Friday persons will be given an any price increases Approximate amount of opportunity to be heard end loader for clearing January 6, 2016 at the cember 22, 2016 for Volunteer Fire Departas it sees fit. $80,474.24 on the proposal to incor- ment, Inc. large amounts of accu- judgment Village Hall located at TROUT BROOK BRIDGE All maintenance porate the Port Henry Date: November 15, mulated snow and push- plus interest and costs. 4303 Main Street Port PROJECTS. Premises will be sold Volunteer Fire Depart- 2016 The bids shall be opened ing back of snow banks shall be done in the Henry, NY 12974. as determined by the subject to provisions of ment, Inc. BY ORDER OF THE month of April. Bids will be publicly publicly and read aloud DENISE DALY Board of Fire Commis- filed Judgment. Index BOARD OF TRUSTEES opened and read aloud on December 22, 2016 This Bid will be valid Village Clerk sioners. OF THE VILLAGE OF #CV15-0391 at the January 9, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Office for January 1, 2017 The Successful Bidder BRYAN J. HUGHES, Village of Port Henry PORT HENRY of the Purchasing Agent, until December 31, Board Meeting at November 17, 2016 shall have at least a 1 TOWN BOARD OF THE ESQ, Referee, 2017 unless so re- 7:00 pm at the Village 7551 Court Street, Eliza-

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