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Dillon Savage did not waste any time making an impact for the AuSable Valley Patriots varsity baseball team, turning on the first pitch he saw and hitting it over the left field fence in Au Sable Forks for a two-run homer. Savage opened the season 4-for-4 with two doubles, five RBIs and the long home run. For more on the Patriots and other high school teams, see the Valley News Spring Sports Preview on pages 14-17. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Mighty Matthew foils ‘Lollipop Bandits’ By Keith Lobdell


LEWIS — It took Matthew Cech little time as a member of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department to break his first big case. Cech, 8 years old and from Plattsburgh, known to many in the North Country as Mighty Matthew, was sworn in by Sheriff Richard Cutting April 13 with a specific case in mind: help the department find the Lollipop Bandits. On the line was the safety of suckers everywhere and a reward of 400-plus lollipops for the person who brought the two bandits — known as Bob Rice and Lloyd LaMotte — to justice. “They said that these guys had stole lollipops, and I love lollipops,” Cech said, adding that he has been interested in being a member of a police force because “they have Tasers.”

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Matthew Cech is sworn in as an Essex County Sheriff ’s Deputy by Sheriff Richard Cutting. Cech, 8, helped in apprehending the Lollipop bandits. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors approved a new three-year contract with members of the County Chapter of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). The board voted to approve the contract, which would retroactively take effect as of Jan. 1 of this year and give no pay increases to members of the union in 2013, with a 1 percent increase in 2014 and a 2 percent increase in 2015. County Manager Dan Palmer said that the contract represented a compromise between the two sides. “This contract represents a cooling off contract between both sides because it was rather contentious at times,” Palmer said. “This really is kind of a compromise. It leaves the union with certain items that they felt were important to be preserved.” Palmer said that a major compromise came between the annual wage increases and overtime in the Sheriff’s Department, where the 12-hour schedule led to four hours of overtime per pay period. The union agreed to language that would remove the overtime charges from the payroll while the county increased their pay increase offer from zero percent in the second year to 1 percent. “That provides a savings of about $175,000 per year with the overtime,” Palmer said. “In return, we did change our original proposal from 0-0-2 to 0-1-2 for pay increases. We did that to compromise on the four hours of overtime at the Sheriff’s Department. That is a permanent reduction, and I felt that this was a fair exchange and the committee agreed.”








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Continued from page 1 Members of the contract committee commented on the compromises that were reached. “I did not see everything that I wanted, and I am sure that I can say that the union did not see everything that they want-

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ed,” Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston said. “I think that this contract is a good representation for the county.” “I think that all sides saw that we all have jobs to do and let’s get it done,” Newcomb Supervisor George Canon said. “It was a good job by all.” “This is good for the county, especially if you compare the increase in wages and what we have had before,” County Attorney Dan Manning said. The accepted contract was approved by union membership, 193-63. It was the second time that the union voted on the contract, previously defeating the first proposal from the county. “I want to thank them for putting in the extra effort to get this done after it was defeated the first time,” County Chairman Randy Douglas said. Lewis Supervisor David Blades said that he was concerned that not as many members of the union voted the second time around. “Only half of the employees came in and voted, and that

concerns me,” Blades said. “I would have liked to have seen larger numbers to represent a more true decision by their members.” “I think that we did a good job to rally them to come out to the last vote and they turned it down in large numbers,” Palmer said. “I think that people who saw the new contract and decided that it was good did not come.” Union President Michael McGinnn said he felt the compromise agreement was good for all sides. “We worked well together in today’s economy,” McGinn said. “It went really well and both sides got not everything they wanted, but it was a very, very good compromise for today’s world and helping with the county budget situation.” Douglas thanked McGinn and the union for their work in the process. “When we first went into the union negotiations, I did not think we would get to where we are today,” Douglas said. “I want to thank Mike for negotiating in good faith.”

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KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends of the Arts presents the Fourth Annual Community Square Dance on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Keene Central School. Local caller Jeremy Clifford will be back with fiddler Malcolm Sanders and guitarist Brian Perkins, offering up squares and contras for all ages. Come with or without a partner and beginners are welcome. All dances will be taught. Suggested donation is $5; students are free. There will also be a spaghetti dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $6 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds will benefit the Four Winds Nature Program. Four Winds offers elementary students real hands-on science-based lessons that raise awareness and understanding of the natural world. For more information, call Hannah Smith at 576-4256 or visit East Branch Friends of the Arts on Facebook.


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Members of the Westport Drama Club’s production of ‘High School (Non) Musical.’

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Westport Drama to present High School (Non) Musical WESTPORT — The Westport Central School’s Drama Club will host their performance of a parody of Disney’s “High School Musical” on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. Join Toy Boatin, Gaberella, Shitzu, Cryin’, Failure, Mrs. Becket Von Shakespeare and the rest of the cast as the Roswell High Bowling Team goes for a state championship, students pursue their dreams of performing in the Winter Muse Cycle, and surgical decathletes compete in real live surgery. The production of “High School (Non) Musical,” written by Jonathan Dorf, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Bulles Auditorium. Ticket costs are $7 for adults and $5 for students with a $20 family maximum.

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he Elizabethtown Social Center presents their annual spring musical titled “The Bells are Ringing”. Show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 18, 19, and 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in the ELCS auditorium. The show is directed by Susan Hughes, choreographed by Karin DeMuro and the musical accompaniment is by Kerry Mero. Tickets for Thursday only, are $5/$3 and Friday through Sunday performances are $10 each. Please come out to enjoy a celebration of what life was like before cell phones. CATS, Champlain Area Trails, is celebrating Earth Day with a “pick-up sticks” trail project on Saturday, April 20, at 12:30 p.m. on the new Field and Forest Trail between Wadhams and the Bobcat Trail. All those interested in a fun day on the trails, meet at the Dogwood Bakery in Wadhams, bring your clippers, loppers, and gloves. This is a great family project. If you have any questions, call 9622287 or email, After a fun day on the trails, go play some “Bingo for the Depot” on Saturday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Westport Heritage



ast year at this time, the volunteers who maintain the Westport Heritage House (including the new Visitors Center) announced a summer-long “Make It Shine” raffle to fund their project to refurbish the hardwood floor in the historic building’s community room. It was a great success. This year’s project is the repair of the beautiful slate roof, and once again you’ll have a chance to win big cash prizes in aid of a worthy cause. The basic idea for the “Buy A Slate” raffle is the same as last year. Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold over the next few weeks, for $20 each. Starting June 8 there will be ten weekly drawings with a cash prize of $50 each. I’ll announce each week’s winner here in the column. The last weekly drawing will be at the Westport Festival on August 10. Then the names of all the weekly winners will be put back in the pot and names for the $250 grand prize and three $75 bonus prizes will be drawn. (I’ll announce those winners here, too.) You can buy the tickets from any of these Heritage House committee members, who are your friends and neighbors: Stephanie Ames,



ow, Wow this has been a great week for me as first I was able to see the improvements at the Smith House, the new paint colors, the waiting room has been redesigned, all very nice. Then another pleasure was to get a walk through of the converted old school building. This is not totally finished, but much has been done and you can get a look as to how it will be when completed. The developer sure has a great plan and it will be great when fully finished. He is hopeful that he will be taking in residents by early summer. It is great to see that a meaningful past building in our community now has a new use; and be able to provide a much needed service to people here in our area. The Willsboro/Reber United Methodist Churches joined together this past Sunday to enjoy a most inspiring presention by Tim Rock on the Methodist Summer Camping programs. The Men’s Group in this church is raising money to provide camp scholorships to interested youth at our church. Their first fund raiser event will take place this Saturday, April 20 with a Soup, bread, dessert, beverage Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at $6 per person, served in the dining room of the church. So come bring a friend and enjoy lunch out, and know that you are assisting with helping send some of our children to camp this summer.

House. Play for cash and prizes, $5 for entering the game,this includes your first card, then $1 for each additional card. The funds raised are used for the Educational Outreach Program and is in honor of founder Carol Buchanan. It’s raffle time! The Elizabethtown Fish and Game Club’s Spring raffle tickets are on sale now, for their drawing on June 6. Contact Angie and Dan Wallace at 873-3277 or any other club member for your chance to win cash prizes this year, first place is $200 with six other chances to win. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The Planning Board regular monthly meeting is Wednesday, April 24, held in the Town Hall and is open to the public. This is an easy way to get an update on the Comprehensive Plan. Please continue to donate to the Elizabethtown Food Shelf. If you are a member of an organization, church, or family, think about working together to acquire donations for our local food pantry. They can really use the help. The Thrift Shop would like everyone to stop in and see all their new Spring arrivals, especially the new collection of books.

Colin Wells • Erwin Barber, Judy Bertsche, Jack Buttimer, Nancy Decker, Margaret Gibbs, Alan Hipps, Meredith Johnston, Shami McCormack, Lindsay Pontius, Clay and Sue Reaser, Ike Tyler. One of the people you might get a ticket from is Shami McCormack, who we all know is Artistic Director of the Depot Theatre. But did you know that Shami is also a playwright? She’s been chosen as one of five playwrights to participate in WAM Theatre’s Third Annual Berkshires / Capitol Region 24-Hour Theatre Project in Schenectady. That’s right, 24 hour. The five projects will be will be written, rehearsed, and performed within 24 hours. It involves some 50-plus actors and others and it happens at Proctor’s Theatre on May 18. For information and tickets, go to Congratulations, Shami. Finally, don’t miss the intrepid Ted Cornell at the Wadhams Free Library on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Ted will speak about his recent exploits as art farmer and culture warrior here in the North Country. Like all lectures at the Wadhams Library, it’s free and open to the public and your questions will be welcome.

Janice Allen • 963-8912 • The weather was making promises that spring was not far off, and then last Friday we woke up to a world covered with white snow, didn’t stay long. We even noticed another sure sign of better weather as we noticed that Ed Collins had his lawn chairs out ready to receive guest. The Willsboro Alumni Association is honoring a former teacher, Ms. Catherine Sullivan, for her 44 years of teaching in our local school. She is invited to be our honored guest at our annual Banquet at the end of June. Due to her failing health condition we are not sure she will be able to join us. hopeful but not sure, so two of us paid her a visit this past week and presented her with the framed honorary citation of our appreciation, along with the placement of a brick with her name on it to be placed on the wall at the Visitor’s Center this Spring. We are also encouraging peple that have known her to take the time to send her a personal note of your appreciation that she can enjoy now at home. Her address is 3749 Main Street, Apt 2, Willsboro, N.Y., 12996. Happy Birthday to Melinda Knickerbocker April 24, Fred Knickerbcker April 25, Nicholas Boardman April 25, LeAnna DeNeal April 26, Stan Dickenson April 29. Happy Anniversary to Peter & Monica Feeley April 20, Bob & Joann Mc Shane April 23.

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lthough it seems to be getting off to a slow start, the trees are budding and the grass is slowly turning green, heralding the arrival of Spring! Spring Fever always seems to strike my house around this time, and I spend a considerable amount of energy thwarting my cat’s attempts to dart past me every time I open the door. If you have problems with your pets sneaking outside, or if they spend any of their time outdoors, now is the time to be thinking about flea and tick control. The website, has a list of recommended flea prevention products based on consumer and veterinarian product reviews. Frontline Plus for Dogs and Advantage II for Cats, both topical treatments applied to your pet’s skin, are two of the most highly rated products. Both of these highlyrated products control both adult fleas and flea larvae; however, Advantage II does not control ticks. Both brands carry treatment for dogs and cats. You can purchase Frontline or Advantage products from pet stores such as Petsmart, online through Amazon or other dealers, or from your local veterinarian. The best time to start flea treatments is before you have an infestation; once you have fleas in your home, they are very difficult to eliminate. Our featured pet today is Arwen, a Border Collie/Boston Terrier-mix who is about two years old and loves to be close to the important people in her life. This sweet young lady has an infectious smile and can’t seem to get enough attention. She gets

along well with other dogs, but would really like to be the queen of her castle when she finds her forever home. If you are looking for a younger dog who is good natured, loyal, and will be a true friend for life, Arwen is the canine companion for you!



ast week Ginny and I found ourselves on the road between E’town and Westport, and decided to drop in to see the new SPCA shelter. It’s set far back from the road, down a long driveway. The building itself is airy and light inside, with spacious wings for cats and dogs and a special room for getting to know potential pets. Ginny approved of the comfortable housing for dogs but thought the laid-back cats, sprawling on their special furniture, acted entitled to their pleasant surroundings and were a bit undeserving of such luxury. She prefers her cats to be a bit more subservient. At any rate, it’s an excellent facility staffed by friendly, outgoing people and a great place to find your next pet. I recently tried to dispose of an old stereo at the transfer station but discovered they can’t take electronic gear. It’s a state law and I had to hunt around to find a place that would accept it. It seems there is nowhere in Essex County to recycle electronics, but there is a business in Plattsburgh, Total Computer Supplies, that will take unwanted TV’s, monitors, phones

Rob Ivy • and the like. Call them at 561-6885 before going up there. From my search around the internet it looks like Best Buy and the Salvation Army will also take certain items, but I’d call first. And don’t get any ideas about sneaking something past Jeremy at the transfer station. I tried to dispose of a small amount of carefully concealed paint just once and he caught me, probably by sensing a guilty conscience. He gave me a thorough explanation of how to get rid of unwanted paint and since then follows up with occasional reminders, should there be any backsliding. This Saturday you’re invited to lend a hand finishing up work on CAT’s new Field and Forest trail, which runs north from Wadhams and will link in with the rest of the system. Meet at the Dogwood Bakery at 12:30 p.m. Beware of ticks on the trails; Ginny has already started picking them up. Next Monday, April 22, Barbara Kunzi will offer a class on pickling beets at the Whallonsburg Grange. The class in the kitchen starts at 6 p.m. and a $5 donation is suggested.



usy Saturday (April 20) this week. First the Knights of Columbus are hosting a fundraising Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings to benefit the World War II Veterans going on the first two North Country Honor Flights. The event will run from four until seven with Swing music, a 50/50 raffle, memorabilia auction as well as a chance to meet the veterans. The cost is $10 per person children under five free with all proceeds benefiting the North Country Honor Flight. The dinner will be at the Knights of Columbus, 1435 Route 9 in Keeseville. Take out will be available. Also Saturday April 20 will be an Earth Day Trail Project at 12:30 p.m. with the Champlain Area Trails. This will be a “pick up sticks hike” on the new Field and Forest Trail between Wadhams and the Bobcat Trail. Interested hikers should meet in Wadhams at the Dogwood Bakery. Please bring loppers, gloves and hand saws if you have, otherwise tools will be provided. This will be a great project for the whole family so please come out to enjoy a nice spring hike.

Kyle Page • A reminder that CATS is pleased to announce the opening of its first ever Photo Contest – A View from the Trails. Participants should submit photographs taken from a CATS trail and include a short twentyfive to one hundred word caption for each picture. The deadline is May fifteenth with the first place prize being selected by the contest judge and a people’s choice winner based on online votes. First place earns $250 while the People’s Choice winner earns $100. Anyone interested in either event should get out CATS on their website or call 962-2287. Finally, don’t forget the upcoming Cindy’s Cuts first anniversary sale on Wednesday May First on Front Street in Keeseville which would be a great chance to also check out all the great work going on in the Front Street buildings. I think the recent weather is throwing off the birds in my backyard. They are hording the birdseed quickly. I think they are expecting another storm. Ah spring in the North Country. Stay well.

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Culture in art club LEWIS — Early on Saturday morning, April 13, students from Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School made their way to the local Emergency Squad. It was not for a benefit car wash or a blood drive but to help create a new logo for the organization. Members of the ELCS Art Club, which has 32 members in total, spent the day not only working on and painting their design on the wall of the ElizabethtownLewis Emergency Squad building, but also starting to design bookmarks to help a group that is looking to bring a library to the town of Lewis. “We strive to provide visual art services to the community,” art club advisor Terry Crowningshield said. “For the students, the hours that they put in are rewarded with a cultural experience at the end of the year, which this

year will include a trip to Montreal.” Crowningshield said the club allows students to see how art can be used to help a community. “They learn how to contribute culturally to their local environment and their community,” she said. “They get to ask how the visual arts impact the community and then work to bring a positive face to where they live.” The club also visits the Horace Nye Nursing Home three times each year to paint murals along the walkway windows between the home and Elizabethtown Community Hospital. “We get to help the community,” senior club member Brittany Tomkins said. “The people really enjoy the paintings that we do at the Horace Nye Nursing Home and it gives them something new to look at each season. It was a club that I thought would be fun, and it has been.” Senior Hunter Farrell, like Tomkins, has been a member of the art

In Loving Memory

Alyce Lee Kilburn 5/28/52 ~ 4/20/08

Members of the ELCS Art Club work on the logo for the ElizabethtownLewis Emergency Squad.

Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure. We will continue to walk through life carrying our memories of you in our hearts as you watch us from above.

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statewide $25 million project to expand high-speed internet access in rural New York through the Connect NY Broadband Grant Program is welcome news. The project includes $2.1 million to provide high-speed, low-cost broadband service to 457 households in the unserved areas of Schroon and North Hudson. The service will be delivered utilizing fiber to the home technology. Also included is $557,000 for Essex County broadband service expansion. That money will provide high-speed broadband service to households that do not have access in Jay and Wilmington, passing 1,900 homes. The project will also provide digital video services and potentially a competitive telephone service. Statewide the projects will build approximately 6,000 square miles of new infrastructure and will provide high-speed internet service to 153,000 New York households, 8,000 businesses and 400 community anchor institutions. While internet use has become the norm, it’s still not available in many areas. High-speed service, normally provided through cable companies, typically stops where cable television service ends. That means hundreds of rural areas remain without high-speed internet access. High-speed internet expansion is crucial for the North Country, which faces the “digital divide.” The term was coined by sociologists to describe a split in American society between those with access to readily available information and those who do not. Most agree, people without access to the internet are at a disadvantage. Information and communication technologies are vital in today’s world, just as reading was centuries ago. Internet access can impact education, economic equality, social mobility and a host of other issues. Today’s students need the internet. Most employment applications are now found on line. Facebook, Twitter and other internet social media dominate today’s society. Internet access also benefits entire communities. It can lead to a healthier democracy through increased public participation in elections and decision making processes. It can also foster economic development and growth. Bridging the “digital divide” is necessary in a democratic society, otherwise the United States runs the risk of becoming a nation of “haves” and “have nots.” The Connect NY Broadband Grant Program should be lauded for its efforts. But there’s work to be done. Even after the announcement in March of 18 Connect NY Broadband Grant Program projects, many rural areas will remain without high-speed internet. The state awarded $25 million for internet expansion, but $89 million was requested. That left many North Country communities still lagging. Let’s hope the Connect NY Broadband Grant Program continues until all of New York has the internet access it needs. —Denton Publications Editorial Board

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The pettiness of politics U

nited States politics is one of the the veterans group United Veterans Memoribiggest money businesses in al and Patriotic Association of New Rochelle, the world. In so many ways the the city manger decided he acted in haste channels to gain political and rescinded his previous influence can trump even directive. the largest multi-national But the pettiness didn’t corporation. As citizens end there. The New Roof this great nation, we chelle City Council entered would like to think those the fray, overruled the city involved in the business of manager, and voted 5-2 to politics could look beyond have the flag removed. The petty skirmishes, but that, council objected to the flag perhaps, would be expectbecause they said the presiing too much from those dent of the veterans group in control of our governis a member of the Tea ments. Party and wants to display Dan Alexander Two examples recently the flag to push a politiThoughts from came to light. The first occal agenda. Despite denial Behind the Pressline curred last week when the from the group’s president Senate chose to hold up a city DPW workers were resolution honoring former ordered to confiscate the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Gadsden. who died on Monday, April 8 at age 87. The Gadsden flag, sometimes referred to The resolution was scheduled to pass late as the Jack, is steeped in U.S. history back Wednesday prior to being sidelined by Sento the country’s founding days. It has been ate Democrats. used by both the U.S. Marines and Navy Could the reason for the snub be that since 1775 when Commodore Esek Hopkins the former Prime Minister was too closely used the First Navy Jack as a signal to enaligned with Republican President Ronald gage the British in the American Revolution. Reagan? The purpose of a resolution like this Since the New Rochelle Armory was at one is merely to show respect for and acknowltime a New York Naval Militia Armory and edge a person’s contribution. The House of training facility for both the Navy and the Representatives on Tuesday unanimously Marines the flag has sentimental value and passed a resolution honoring Thatcher. The roots in that facility. tribute cited Thatcher’s “life-long commitYou have to wonder when you hear or ment to advancing freedom, liberty, and deread of events like these if values like respect, mocracy and for her friendship to the United honor, tradition or appreciation of service States.” have any basis in the business of big politics The second example of political pettiness today? Surely these folks have more imporis taking place in New Rochelle, where the tant issues to address than the fear of being city council has refused to allow a veterans one upped by a kind gesture to the deceased organization from displaying the Gadsden former Prime Minister or overlooking the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag from the New Roshort lived Tea Party’s perceived association chelle Armory. to a symbol long associated with American It was after an official ceremony at the Ardemocracy and independence. I was always mory, in March, that a new American flag was taught to speak kindly of the dead and have unfurled to replace the previous weathered respect for those who’ve served our country. flag. Under the new flag was the flag known Childish behavior has no place in American as the Gadsden, which is a common tradiPolitics nor in a serious society that seeks to tion at many military sites. Within a week uplift its people and encourage active parthe New Rochelle City Manager ordered the ticipation. Gadsden removed because of “unidentified complaints” that the flag is a symbol of the Dan Alexander is president and CEO of DenTea Party. But after learning greater detail of ton Publications. He may be reached at dan@ the flag’s origin and lengthy tradition from


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Letters to the editor

Support school plays To the Valley News: Today as I observed play rehearsal for The Elizabethtown Social Center’s Spring production, I was reminded of a letter I wrote to the community last Spring. The purpose of that letter, and this re-write, it to remind our communities how lucky we are to have the leaders we do in drama, sports, music and the like. We all talk among ourselves about how important it is that our kids have a place to go after school, but only a few do something about it. Today, as I watched the gang rehearse for “Bells Are Ringing,” I was very impressed by how a production like this just simply brings out the best in everyone. I saw school kids who are extremely shy or quiet in class have the courage to get on that stage, dress up, sing and dance. It also brought to mind that the process is what really matters here, almost more than the end product. This is the season around our area when our schools will all be presenting their plays. Do two things. One, attend. Second, watch very closely for the determination on the faces of both the lead performers and especially the secondary parts, the chorus, the kids who may not have the experience or confidence to take the lead part. It is very heart warming to watch how determined they are to do a great job. It will remind you that these performances are all about the process; all about reaching down inside to find that self confidence to remember the lines and deliver them as best as possible. Funny thing, we often refer to these programs as “extra-curricular.” I suggest that there is nothing “extra” about what one takes away from this experience. Developing this kind of positive self-esteem is far from extra, it is at the very core of human development. Grand applause is due to the professionals who lead these activities: the directors, the music directors, dance, costume design and wonderful musicians. These folks could just as easily go home after a day’s work and relax or rake their yards. Instead they give their most valued gifts of time, friendship and confidence to a group of young people who also could just go home after school and “veg. out” as they say. As for that end product, the play itself, you create stars and starlets. You make our kids feel very special. You make a huge difference in their lives and we in your community thank you for your dedication. Molly Kasriels, Westport


ow will we know if the 3-8 ELA and math state tests raise educational standards; get our students ready for college and a career and accurately measure a teacher’s effectiveness? There has been no consistency or continuity and there is no indication that there will be. Determining classroom success is not as simple as the students taking a test, looking at the scores and addressing their weaknesses based on those scores. In the last eight years these tests have been administered in January, March, May and now April. During one school year, the administration dates were changed after the school year began. The number of questions and sections on the tests, as well as the length of time to complete the tests have been changed annually. The raw score a student gets has no correlation to the final score from grade to grade or year to year. When you ask for an explanation of what the scaled score means or what formula is used to create the scores, testing and state education representatives will say they can’t tell you or they don’t know. When the students take the tests this month, the tests will be scored regionally and shipped to Albany within two weeks. The test results will not be released by the state for another three months. Regents


f Earth were an apple, the skin of the apple would be the thickness of our world’s atmosphere. Indeed, we are most fortunate in our distance from the sun: On one side of us, we have the planet Venus which has extremely violent weather patterns with temperatures of 9000 F and 99 percent carbon dioxide; on the other side, we have Mars, a dry planet where temperatures of -800 F are common. Indeed, our planet’s placement is most critical and fortunate. Should We Be Worried? Should we be worried about our world warming up? My answer is yes! Most of the north polar ice has melted leaving some 90 percent of the ice in the southern glacial Antarctic region. This is resulting in an increased heat and pressure/wind gradient causing unprecedented weather violence. Glacial melting with its added moisture could theoretically raise the water levels to disastrous levels flooding the coastal cities. This would occur especially if Antarctic’s west glacial mass were to break off and melt; and, because of all this, it would seem inevitable that the El Nino would also change — a system in itself little understood. And, this has all happened much faster than history would predict. For example, Ice Ages are roughly correlated to our planet’s changing orbit, tilt, and gyration; global

Get after school program back To the Valley News: No Funding, Really? I am not one to make a fuss, write letters or pound my fists to be heard, but in this case, I have changed my tune. My life, as well as many other parents out there, will change drastically in a few months. But it is my children’s life that I am most concerned about due to “lack of funds” for the after school program at Westport School. I want to know what politician/lawmaker decided that this program was worthy of the chopping block; obviously one who has never visited our town, our school or met our children – obviously one who has never balanced a career and a family trying to make ends meet. Our children’s future apparently has a price tag. I will fight for this program until it gets re-instated. Jennifer E. Faber Wadhams

Responding to letter To the Valley News: The Elizabethtown Volunteer Fire Department would like to acknowledge Mr. Martins letter to the editor dated Feb. 28 in regards to Mr. Ken Fenemore’s service. Ken joined the department in 1980 and served as nozzleman and engineer for over 20 years. Let it be known that Ken retired from the department as a member in good standing, in accordance to our bylaws. Elizabethtown Fire Department

Response To the Valley News: In response to what I find are false unjust accusations made in letters to the editor by Noel Merrihew and his brother-in-law, Ken Fennimore, I offer a more factual take on their issues. Many people in this town do not realize that the 10 foot wide road known as Otis Lane running from Route 9 to Otis Bridge was never deeded to the Town of Elizabethtown. I defy Noel

Merrihew to show us one. Otis Lane is just 15 feet from the front of a house owned by Harry Gough. I do not believe anyone in their right mind would want logging trucks and other heavy equipment traveling that close to a house they own. Who can blame Harry Gough and his wife, Supervisor Margaret Bartley for defending their property rights and their right to privacy. It was only because of Noel Merrihew’s actions that forced Harry Gough to take the Otis Bridge issue to court. Harry and Margaret expended a great deal of effort in trying to reach a compromise. However during this process, former Supervisor Noel Merrihew went back on his word, and the along with former Councilman Phil Hutchins proceeded with an attitude of “it’s my way or the highway.” Personally, I applaud Harry for not allowing the government to trample on his rights. In my opinion, everything was fine until about 8 years ago, John Deming, owner of 100 (plus or minus) land locked acres and Theresa Denton, owner of 700 (plus or minus) acres decided that they needed Essex County to build them a new bridge that would allow them to have an easy access to bring their logs out to the main highway. Bear in mind, Theresa Denton’s large tract has road frontage on the Simonds Hill Road in New Russia, so she had access. So frontage on the Simonds Hill Road in New Russia, so she had access. So when Noel says that people were held hostage, I find that is totally false. Everyone had the same access as they have had for many years. Noel alleges that Harry and Margaret gave the town and the county a good fleecing when the county had to build a new section of dirt road that supposedly cost $70,000. I suggest that Noel find someone to go on the computer for him and Google how many people pay taxes to Essex County. Then he can ask someone to divide that number into $70,000. I think he will then find that his so-called fleecing amounted to only a few cents per taxpayer. The county attorney who handled the lawsuit receives an annual salary, regardless of the work he does for the county. Noel and Ken complain about Margaret’s donation of sod and topsoil to the golf course, yet they have contributed nothing. It took Noel over two and a half years to complete the APA permit application and in the end he had to hire someone to finish it. Noel used to be an avid golfer at the Cobble Hill Golf course, yet in recent years he has done nothing to support it. How hypocritical of him to diminish the contribution of another. Malcomb Martin Elizabethtown

Guest viewpoint: state testing exams follow the same scoring process and schools have those results in 24 hours. What exactly are they doing with the test results in Albany for three months? The tests this year are more difficult and schools have been told to expect this year’s scores to drop 30%-40%. That might be disconcerting if we knew what the scores meant to begin with. It’s no wonder there is a growing movement by parents to “opt out” from having their children tested in grades 3-8. The State Education Department recently sent a letter stating that parents may not have their children opt out. While technically accurate, it was also misleading and seems to indicate that NYSED knows there is a problem. The law requires that the tests be administered and schools are required to have 95% participation or the school gets penalized. If a child refuses to take the test, there are no repercussions for the child. The school is held accountable, not the student. The tests are not required for promotion the way that Regents exams are for graduation. The problems are not limited to the last few years or only the 3-8 tests. Years ago students in high school took Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry. Then those classes were changed to Sequential Math 1, 2 and 3 to “raise standards”, “make our students competitive”,

and “better prepare them for college.” Then the state changed those courses to Math A and Math B for the same reasons. They recently changed the curriculum to… Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II/ Trigonometry. Now, with the implementation of the Common Core Standards, the State Education Department is changing the tests and the curriculum- again. In 2003 so many students failed the Math A exam the state changed the grading scale. It has remained the same since then (even though they changed the course back to Algebra) and to this day, if a student gets 30 points out of a possible 87, their score on the Regents exam is a 65. That may sound absurd, but here is where you can review the scoring conversion chart- http://www.nysedregents. org/IntegratedAlgebra/113/ialg12013-cc.pdf. Another growing movement among parents is to restrict what information schools collect and is being forwarded to the State Education Department due to a fear that it will be given to the Gates Foundation and testing companies. This personal information includes names, grades, test scores, race, ethnicity, disciplinary and attendance records, economic status, disabilities and health conditions. Most parents don’t realize what is being sent to the State Education

Department. It has gotten so ridiculous that last year schools were told they eventually will have to report if a female student is pregnant along with the date of conception. We spend more time testing and collecting, reporting, verifying, certifying and confirming data than ever before. We keep hearing that our students don’t test as well as students from other countries or that we have higher dropout rates. It’s an apples to oranges comparison, and anyone that takes the time to look at the educational systems of these other countries knows that. Constantly changing the curriculum and tests and how they are scored every year is not educational reform. Standardized testing as part of an overall program has a purpose but an over reliance on tests that are constantly changing and collecting an increasing amount of personal data on students is not raising standards and does nothing to actually change the educational system as a whole. The leadership that pushes testing and data collection wants us to believe that this time- they know what they’re doing. Given recent history, why would we believe them? Chris Ford Au Sable Forks

Guest viewpoint: global warming change in temperatures of 2 or 30 F can transform the landscape with a noticeable effect, as suggested above. These changing patterns occur over thousands of years. The primary cause for this global warming and changing weather is the excess buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere due to emissions from factories, houses, cities, automobiles, ships, planes, etc. Let’s first take a look at some of the “solutions” already in place and the arguments for and against. Solar Power, making use of the heat of the sun, and Wind Power are used to generate heat in the winter and running fans and cooling units in the summer. Solar and wind are fine on an individual level; but, on an industrial level we can’t get enough consistent energy to be cost effective. Because coal and other carbon dioxide producing fuels are used to produce electricity we need to consider non-gaseous solutions, such as nuclear power. However, developing nuclear fission reactors and fusion reactors (still theoretical) is still in its infancy. Nuclear fusion (the power of the sun and stars) would be the better of the two but still has many problems. The major argument against nuclear power is what we do with the radioactive waste until it deteriorates enough to be safe. There are plenty of underground storage possibilities, though quite expensive.

Another interesting observation is the danger in the Northern Rim, which is the total land mass north of the equator with considerably more than in the southern hemisphere. In The North, methane in the form of methane clathrates is locked up in the permafrost; if the permafrost keeps melting, it will release a gas twenty times more potent than carbon dioxide. Another observation is that, amazing as it seems, cities are considered green because they are relatively efficient. Here we have the convenience of shopping, community contact, cultural events, cost effective transportation such as buses, subways, etcetera, and where we can walk, run, bike, skate, doing our chores — good health benefits here. Indeed, if we had 70 to 80 percent of the world living in cities, we would free some three percent of land, which is about 1,800,000 square miles that could be used to grow crops, breed and graze cattle, develop fish hatcheries, and for forestation and recreation to keep species of wild life from extinction and for the production oxygen essential for life in general. We need sources that are not combustible and not land intensive as solar and wind power. We also need a universal, free thinking, uninhibited public and system of education without mass denial and unjustified prejudices. I cannot overstress education; indeed, the more the

better! We must emphasize research in fission and fusion nuclear energy, and look for other possibilities. We must do the same with genetic engineering, which is what nature has been doing with all life forms for some 13.7 billion years, to improve our food and medical crops, develop better strains of food, fertilizers, and pesticides, herbicides, — all things green. It is up to us as individuals and the world governments — “to do or die.” Douglas (Doug) Peden: Mathematician, theorist, and former Rocket and Nuclear Reactor Design Engineer. Willsboro

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Town clock, housed at UCC, to be replaced in Elizabethtown By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Time is measured in hours and minutes, as well as bells and chimes in many small towns throughout the North Country. The sounds of hourly and half-hour chimes coming from local churches and town halls give character to many local communities, including Elizabethtown, which has heard the bell of the United Church of Christ ringing since 1929. Now, the time has come for the old clock, which was donated to the town and housed at the church, to make its final turns as the hands that have counted the days for residents have also counted down the lifespan of the motors and gears that have made it run.

Over the past few months, the church has been raising funds to help with the replacement of the clock under the direction of its pastor, the Rev. Fred Shaw, who stressed the importance of the clock as a town landmark that was gifted to all residents and not just parishioners. “This is a town clock,” Shaw said. “Because it belongs to the people of the town, we are hoping that more people outside of the church come forward and contribute.” Currently, the church has received just over $2,750 in donations towards the $9,250 needed for the equipment. The work will include the replacement of the clock and machinery, which will include a new digital timing mechanism and new clock face. “One thing that we have heard a lot is that you cannot see the clock at night,” Shaw said.

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Elizabethtown United Church of Christ Pastor Rev. Fred Shaw talks about the current clock system in the tower of the church. The clock was donated to the town and housed in the church in 1929. The clock is being replaced by a new digital system and the church is seeking donations to help with the cost.

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“The new clock will have a new face that will be illuminated at night.” With the new clock, Shaw said that he will have better control over the ability to chime the bells and fix any potential issues because the controls will be on the first floor of the church. “I will not have to climb the stairs anymore,” he joked. Shaw said that the contractor is ready to start the work of preparing for the replacement and that the bulk of the work would take place in July. “When the carpenter starts his work he will have to take out the current clock and build the facing for the new clock,” he said. “The main

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work will then be done in July when there are no services in the building.” Shaw said he was unsure of the future of the current clock face. “We have talked a little bit to the museum about it, but I know that they have a lot over there,” he said. “I am sure that there will be some historical value to the clock face, but we have not really looked at where it may go.” Donations for the new clock equipment can be made by mailing them to the Elizabethtown United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 537, Elizabethtown, NY, 12932. For more information, call 873-6822.

First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 8911383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursery care available. First Presbyterian Church PC(USA) - 57 Church Sreet, Saranac Lake, NY, 518-891-3401, Rev. Joann White. All Are Welcome Here! 9:45am Sunday Worship. Sunday School for All Ages. Nursery Care. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study. Handicap Accessible & Hearing Assistance. Saranac Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - 5043 Rt. 3, Saranac Lake, 518-891-9233 Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity - Worshipping at the First United Methodist Church at 63 Church St., Saranac Lake. Pastor Michael Richards presiding. 518-8915262. Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour. Sunday School available. TUPPER LAKE United Community Church - 25 High Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9810 Holy Name Catholic Church - 114 Main Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9194 St. Alphonsus Church - 48 Wawbeek Avenue, Tupper Lake, 359-3405. St. Thomas Episcopal - 8 Brentwood Ave, Tupper Lake 359-9786 The Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel - Corner Lake & Mill Streets. 518-359-3402. Rev. Richard Wilburn. Sunday: Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Sunday worship celebration at 10:30 a.m., Pastor James Davis. For more information contact Evelyn Brant 518-962-4480. *For other ministry & discipleship opportunities see the Westport Federated Church schedule. WESTPORT Federated Church - The “Stone Church” on Main Street, Westport - Woship Celebration Sundays at 9:00 am with “Children’s Church.” Bible and book discussion fellowship at 6:00 pm Thursdays in the parsonage. 518-962-8293 / “Come follow Jesus in the company of friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday 5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: St. Philip Neri Catholic Church - 6603 Main St., Father Francis

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Deputy will serve a year in military police in Afghanistan By Katherine Clark LEWIS — The Essex County Sheriff’s Department gave a send-off to one of its own before he leaves for Afghanistan. Deputy Robert Budwick will serve in the military police for a one-year deployment with his Army Reserve unit at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Budwick has been a member of the Sheriff’s Department since 2007 and joined the Army Reserves a year later. Budwick said his unit, based in Worcester, Mass., has had a few missions to deploy but for one reason or another they were cancelled. “Luckily the missions were cancelled early on. I’ve heard soldiers say their deployments were cancelled while on the tarmac about to fly out. They had already let leases expire and gotten rid of their apartments,� said Budwick. Sheriff Richard Cutting said his fellow

Sheriff’s Department members stand behind Budwick and promise to be there to help in any way they can. “We have 68 members of our Sheriff’s Department. Sixteen of them are veterans, and two are active reserve members,� Cutting said. Cutting was recognized by the office of the secretary of defense for employer support of the Guard and Reserve. Timothy Pierce, a state veterans counselor, presented Cutting with a certificate of recognition on April 10. “We aim to be as supportive as we can to our veteran staff and enlisted sheriffs,� Cutting said. “We’ll all be here waiting for him to get back.� Cutting sent Budwick off with several New York state trooper patches for him to take with him to trade with other unit members. Budwick said he will miss the upcoming Adirondack summer and his wife, Maghan Budwick, while in Afghanistan.

Timothy Pierce, state veterans’ counselor, Deputy Robert Budwick, Sheriff Richard Cutting, and Undersheriff Michael Badger present Cutting with recognition for veteran services. Photo by Katherine Clark

Westport School looks at across the board cost cutting

By Katherine Clark WESTPORT — As numbers are returned to area schools, The Westport Central School Board of Education must find ways to make up for reductions in state funding. Westport Superintendent Dr. John Gallagher said he hopes to keep the school functioning at the same level of programs offered and keep the current staff. The 2012-13 budget of $5,408,000 compared to projected 2013-14 expenditures of $5,436,021 leaves a gap of $28,021. Revenues are expected to

increase $15,506 from the 2012-13 total of $5,408,000 to $5,423,506 for 2013-14. That includes a $122,174 increase to the tax levy (from $3,249,654 to $3,371,828), which represents the maximum amount the board can raise under the state tax levy cap formula. Those numbers leave a deficit of $12,515, which Gallagher said the district must find a way to reduce. Some of the cost increases are $31,869 more for Board of Cooperative Educational Services costs, $30,072 increase for health insurance, and $83,451 for the Teachers Retirement System. Gallagher and the School

EBFA receives grant

KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends of the Arts (EBFA), based in Keene Valley, has received a donation of $500 from Stewart’s Holiday Match Program. These funds will help cover production costs for a week-long intensive theater workshop/performance opportunity that offers area youth a unique learning experience to improve skills in all performance areas with a concentration on vocal and drama skills. In its fourth year, the summer theater intensive is open to children age 8 to 18 and will be led by theater artist Kathy Recchia (producer/

Sheriff releases monthly report

LEWIS — The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the month of March: Revenue generated by jail: $123,864.84 - To date $301,124.33 Inmate count levels: Average – 85, High – 97, Low – 73 Federal Inmate Count: Average – 40, High 52, Low 30 Other county inmate boarders: Average – 1,

Board plan to use $132,251 of fund balance to help with the budget. Gallagher said they were hopeful additional state funding would help with the gap. Currently, the district has seen a reduction of $86,000 due to the state’s Gap Elimination program. To maintain the programs, Gallagher said there will have to be cuts across the board, but he hopes the board can find positive solutions. “At this point our goal is to maintain staff exactly as it is and maintain activities as they are now,� said Gallagher. Gallagher has proposed cutting his salary by $6,000 a year; swapping certain field

director) and Deb Vanneman (music director) with student direction from Sam Balzac. The workshop culminates in a live theatrical musical performance.

Baseball, softball signups set

KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Youth Commission will be holding baseball/softball signups for the 2013 season on Saturday, April 20 and April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the town of AuSable office. For more information, call Darlene LaMountain at 834-9609. High 2 , Low 1 Jail: Bookings – 69, Releases - 59 Inmate transports: 43 – 2,170 miles (428 miles and 19 hours reimbursed by US Marshals) Arrests: 28 Uniform Tickets Issued: 89 – 2 Accidents investigated Civil documents Served: 48 Civil monies handled: $ 71,000.86 - $5,287.91 St. Joseph’s Rehab: 107 Counseling sessions 32 Individual – 75 in group

trips like a trip to Canada with a trip to the 1812 Homestead; and cutting down on the number of scrimmages students athletes attend. “That doesn’t mean there won’t be cuts in programs,� he said. “It’s not the trips or the scrimmages but the mileage to get there.� Board member Jim Carroll said there are still ways teachers can arrange for field trip funding through various state grant programs. Shared services were also looked at as a means to save money. Gallagher said the school is seriously looking into sharing cafeteria and bus services. “There are a lot of things we can share,� he said. “We already share our business office and something as simple as sharing meal schedules can be a big savings.� Gallagher said it is difficult in these times for the state to reduce funding for schools

but continue to raise requirements on the staff and the students. “It costs as much as $50,000 to implement a new (Annual Professional Performance Review), and that’s with staff volunteering their time,� said Gallagher. “The costs aren’t just monetary, for every minute (Principal Michelle Friedman) and I are not doing administrative work. it seems to be a common conversation across the districts.� By law, school districts must have their budgets in place by April 26, so they can be put to the voters in May. The board will next meet Thursday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. Currently there are four draft budget forecasts available for members of the community to view. Copies can be provided at the school and at the public library.





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Continued from page 1 Shortly after being sworn in, Mighty Matthew and Sheriff Cutting hit the road on patrol watching for a truck that fit the description of the one being driven by the bandits. Indeed, Cech was able to spot the vehicle, and a chase ensued along a dirt road in Lewis

Above, Matthew makes the collar and cuffs one of the Lollipop Bandits. Below, he makes sure the other bandit is seen to jail.

before the bandits were pulled over and arrested by the newest deputy. Once in custody, Cech searched the vehicle, finding the evidence he needed, even taking the chance to sample the goods to make sure that it was indeed the lollipops in question. Following processing and booking, Cech received his reward of lollipops, along with tokens of the sheriff’s appreciation, including the “pepper spray” he used to control the suspects. As for what he would do with the spray, he gently said, “I am looking at you, Steven,” referring to his 14-year-old brother, who was made a member of Matthew’s posse along with 16-year-old brother Bradley. For Mighty Matthew, it was another positive day that comes between days of visits to the hospital and therapy as Cech fights against Mitochondrial Disease. “One of the deputies’ wives (Devann Murphy) had seen Matthew and his story and sent us a message that they would like to put something together for him,” father Terry Cech said. “We communicated back and forth and got everything set up.” Terry said that moments like these help both Matthew and the family through the tough times. “We are dealing with a chronic illness, and the outcome is not favorable,” he said. “The outpouring of community spirit and support has been fantastic. He is a lovable kid with such an upbeat attitude and he fights with might, which has been his motto. He had an absolute blast today, and it helps us all keep our minds off the daily doctors and trials.” “It takes a lot of the stress off a typical day for him,” mom Lisa Cech said. “This is something fun where he can just go out and be a kid.” “It was awesome to see this happen,” Murphy said. “It went great,” Cutting said. “It was probably the highlight of my 35 years in service.” Along with giving Matthew a chance to be a kid, events like this also allow the family to continue to shed light on Mitochondrial Disease, an inherited genetic condition that affects the parts of the body that need the most energy, such as the heart, brain, muscles and lungs. “When he first became sick in 2006, we had never heard of this,” Terry Cech said. “It is something that we can do not only to help us but organizations that are working for a cure by putting a face locally to what they are trying to do.”

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Above: Matthew Cech, on chair, with father Terry, mother Lisa, brother Steven, Sheriff Cutting and brother Bradley after making the bust. Right: Mighty Matthew receives his reward for bringing the Lollipop Bandits to justice.


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Bluegrass workshop scheduled

WILLSBORO — There will be a Bluegrass for the Next Generation workshop Sunday, April 21, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Willsboro Central School. All ages and levels of experience are welcome and can either bring their own instrument or sign one out for the afternoon. Students are free, and adult participants are asked to make a $10 contribution each (cash or checks made out to the Music Booster Club). Participants work with expert (or highly experienced) musicians in separate instrumental groups for an hour or so, and then they come together to play and sing in a large group jam in the school auditorium. Instruments include fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass or ukulele. For more information, email or call 963-4456, ext.221.


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Lewis Cemetery Corp. to meet

LEWIS — The annual meeting of the Lewis Cemetery Corporation will be held Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Lewis Town Hall. All lot owners and the public are encouraged to attend.

Bowling tournament slated

WESTPORT — Westport Central School will be hosting a fourperson team 9 Pin Bowling Tournament at the Willsborough Bowling Center on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (if needed) to support the Westport Central School Wall of Distinction. Cost is $25 per player ($100 per team) and includes three games of bowling and prizes for first, second and third place. For additional information, please visit or call 962-8244.

Birding events scheduled

WHALLONSBURG — “Bird Language” will be presented by Connor Stedman at the Whallonsburgh Grange Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4,. The event is sponsored by Elizabeth Lee, Outdoor Guide and Northeast Wilderness Trust. The Friday, May 3 evening presentation, from 7 to 9 p.m., will be on bird language, the communication network of the forest, long understood by trackers from around the world. It offers a unique window into ecology, animal behavior, and the relationship between people and nature. This presentation will introduce the core patterns of bird language through images, sound and storytelling. Suggested donation is $10. No preregistration is necessary. On Saturday, May 4, there will be a field workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $45. Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required. If there is sufficient interest they will add a field class on Sunday. Contact Elizabeth Lee at for registration information.


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Cornell to speak

WADHAMS — The Wadhams Free Library is hosting an illustrated lecture by cultural warrior Ted Cornell about “Spring on the Art Farm” Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Ted will show some photos, talk about past adventures art farming in the northern Adirondacks and discuss new works planned for the coming season at his Art Farm in Wadhams. As with all lectures in the library’s Wednesdays in Wadhams series, the evening is free and open to the public.

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Jay to host meeting

JAY — Town of Jay officials will be holding a public information meeting on April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Town of Jay Community Center in light of the most recent full assessment revaluation. Town of Jay officials welcome all those interested in learning more about the tax assessment process and town of Jay budget process to attend. An official(s) from the following departments will be present at the public information meeting to shed some light on



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April 20, 2013

Spring 2013 Sports Preview

Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions

Lady Lions seek triple crown with softball success

The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions softball team will feature new faces on the mound as they look to attempt a rare triple crown for the 2012-13 school year. Sophomores Erika Mitchell, Jasmine Barnes and Chontel St. Denis will take to the hill for the Lions this season looking to replace the innings thrown by graduate Andrea LeVien. “Erika will be the primary pitcher with Jasmine Barnes and Chontel St. Denis pitching by committee,” head coach Jim Monty said. Overall, the team returns six players from the 2012 squad that went 14-3 and made their second straight Class D title game. Monty will look to the experience provided by senior catcher Jen McGinn to help his new pitching staff while the offense will be led from the top of the order and senior speedster Kylee Cassavaugh. “Kylee Cassavaugh will set a new state record for career stolen bases this year,” Monty said. “The leader graduated last year with 128 stolen bases for her career. Kylee currently has 125 and counting.” Members of the Lions roster include seniors Kaylee Cross, Cassavaugh, Jessica Spaulding, Sierra Wimett, Emily Morris, Cheyenne Sousis and Jennifer McGinn. Shonna Brooks, who will graduate at the end of the season, is the lone junior on the squad, which also includes sophomores St. Dennis, Barnes, Mitchell, Keturah Colburn-Burdo, Tamara Wescott and Thea Wescott along with freshman Emma Disogra.

Elizabethtown-Lewis senior Kylee Cassavaugh enters the 2013 season four stolen bases shy of the NYSPHSAA record, currently set at 128.

Justin LaPier looks up for a pop fly while catching for the Elizabethtown-Lewis varsity baseball squad.

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Defense key for success on the diamond


The Elizabethtown-Lewis varsity baseball team will focus on the fundamentals in the field as they seek to compete with the rest of the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference in 2013. “We are looking to play solid defense lead by Hugh Harwood and Austin Morris playing the middle of the infield as return starters from last years squad,” head coach Colby Pulsifer said. “There are new arms in the rotation this year, getting game experience will help the new pitchers as they progress through the season. The Lions are looking to play competitively with everyone this year.”

Members of the Lions roster include Austin Morris, Hugh Harwood, Justin LaPier, Jerry Mitchell, Zac Noka-Bailey, Dominic DeMuro, Noah Farrell, Colden Blades, Cody Gowdy and Tyler Hart.

Note: A preview was not received for the ELCS varsity golf team or EKMW track and field team as of press time. For schedules see page 17.

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Spring 2013 Sports Preview

AuSable Valley Patriots Athleticism key for Patriots baseball The AuSable Valley varsity baseball team takes to the field in 2013 looking to be near the top of the Class C picture by the end of the season. “I feel we will be competitive,” head coach Randy Douglas said. “We have went through a rebuilding process the last couple of years. I do feel this group has a lot of potential and there is quite a bit of athletic ability on his roster. Ticonderoga has been very dominant over the last several years, but hopefully we can give them and NAC some tough competition.” The Patriots return seniors John LaDieu, Dustin Miller and Kodie Simpson to the field along with juniors Shane Douglas and Dillon Savage. Newcomers to the team include juniors Nick McDonald, Mike McDonald, Austin Facteau, Kyle Coolidge, Connor Kennedy, Roger

Lady Patriots short on numbers, but not on skill

Patriot senior Kodie Simpson will be a key in the pitching rotation for the varsity baseball team in 2013. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Preston, Jimmy Provost, Brandon Nolan, Reilly Peck and John Goodnough, along with sophomore Sultan Si-

kandar. “We are relying heavily on our returning five players for success,” Douglas said.

“We also have a lot of depth in our pitching department.”

Patriots golf will look to new faces during season The AuSable Valley Patriots varsity golf team said goodbye to Jaqueline Hoey and former Section VII Champion John Hickey after the 2012 season and will look for new faces to lead the squad in 2013. “We are a young team with only one senior but return golfers who are capable of continuing that success,” coach Chris Dubay said. Returning players who started at least one match last year are Ridge Perkett, Ian Rennie, Riley Taylor, and Nate Devins. Returning players competing for a starting spot include Lucas Finnegan, Noah Martineau, and Chris Hickey. Newcomers competing for a place in the top six are

Kyle Hart and Jocelyn Racette.” Dubay said that the team enjoys the game and has worked throughout the year to get better. “They started working on their game as soon as the season ended last year,” he said. “The team may not be able to compete with front runners Peru and Saranac Lake, who should be the top teams, but they will try to improve on last year ’s record and hope to be playing their best golf come sectionals.” Perkett is the lone senior on a team that has no juniors on the roster. Sophomores include Rennie, Taylor, Racette, Dillon Drolette, Elijah Christian, Alex Defayette and Chasm Perkett.

Freshmen include Devins, Martineau, Finnegan, Hickey, Elijah Bushey, Cole Baer, Harrison Blaise, Alex Knapp, Chase Carter and Kyle Hart. Eighth graders include Edwin Hetfield and James Winch, while seventh graders Austin Slater and Ryan Thomas round out the roster.

More AVCS previews, page 17

While the AuSable Valley girls varsity track and field team lost several athletes to graduation, it does return plenty of state-level experience in 2013. “Athletes who graduated last year were Raychel Agoney, Caitlin Blaise, Megan Colby, Leann Cook, Sierra Cotrona, Amanda Hamilton, Emma Helfgott, Sami Loreman and Cassidy Tallman,” head coach Sean Ganter said. “Returning athletes include Ashlee Estes, Rachel Knapp and Haley Taylor. Knapp, a school record holder, leads the returnees and will be a big contributor in the sprints. Estes, returning from her state meet qualification in the high jump during the recently completed indoor track season, is versatile. She will compete in several events, including the sprints, hurdles, jumps and shot put. Taylor is also counted on to score in the sprints and jumps.” Ganter said that there are several new members to the team, including Marissa Bickford, Rachel Ford, Noelle Miller, Emily Patenaude, Brianna Rock, Kate Gallagher and Amanda Smith. “The newcomers are the key to the season,” he said. “Their development will go a long way toward our success. Ford and Smith should be solid performers in the distance events.” Ganter said that despite having a roster of 10 athletes, he felt the team should be able to score points for team totals. “The low numbers are hopefully counteracted by the versatility and athleticism displayed to date,” he said. “It will be a challenge to fill events in all meets. However, each athlete is open to trying new things and seeing where they can be most successful. Our main strengths should be in the jumps and sprints.”

Experience key for boys track and field team The AuSable Valley varsity boys track and field team will look to an experienced core of seniors to guide them through the 2013 season. “Paul Ford will be the featured leaper and hurdler,” head coach Heith Ford said. “Garth Benway and Elijah Fitzgerald will lead the throws. Not only will Jacob Montefusco strengthen the sprints, but also former thrower Michael Thompson joins in. Hard working seniors Mark Chauvin, Hank McCormick and Eli Blaise will hold down the middle distance. Alexander Connor and sophomore Brandon Ruocco will cover distance. Senior Austin Depo will contribute to the throws as well as sprints and jumps.” Team members also include juniors Elias Smith and Josh Ducharme; and sophomores Michael Bussiere, Justin Cook, Jacob Ashline, Cody Furnia and Elijah Christian

Keene Beavers Keene softball team looks for balance The Keene varsity softball team will have the bats, but are looking to their gloves to solidify what they hope is a competitive team in Class D for 2013. “Despite our ability to hit for power and generate offense, we will be rebuilding defensively this season,” head coach Darrin Seeley said. “We lost six great players from last season, including both of our starting pitchers from last year. We expect great things from Taylor and Tucker Geiger, Megan Hall and Hannah McCabe.” Seeley said that the team is excited to start the season and is happy to have five new faces on the team, “including our two secret weapons — Louiza Parolin and Chloe Hoa Dinh.” Returning players include seniors Kari LeClair, Hall, McCabe and Alex Dumas; junior Tucker Geiger, and sophomores Taylor Geiger and Rachelle Goff. Newcomers include senior Hoa Dinh, junior Parolin and freshmen CiCi Ashe, Grace Sturges and Vanessa Null.

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April 20, 2013

Westport Eagles Lady Eagles look to replace key spots The Westport Lady Eagles varsity softball team will be looking to replace several key players lost to graduation, and head coach Michael “Ike” Tyler feels the team will grow throughout the year. “We were hit hard by graduation losing four starters and a bunch of our offense from last year as well as our number one pitcher,” Tyler said. “But with our returning players and some promising modified players we look to improve as the year goes on. How quickly the younger players adapt to the faster speed on the varsity level will determine how fast we will be able to compete with some of the better teams in the league.” Tyler said that the key on the mound will be for the pitchers to be consistent in the strike zone as they throw to one of the top catchers in the region. “Brendee Russell returns from last year as a first team All League selection as catcher,” Tyler said. “If our pitchers can throw strikes on a consistent basis, we should be able to have some fun this year.” The Eagles roster includes seniors Rachel Abrahamsen and Charlotte Staats; juniors Felicia Kurth, Megan Sudduth, Emily Rascoe, Russell, Hannah Looby and Sarah Looby; and sophomores Ellie Schwoebel, Sydney Mitchell, Talite Malafu and Keragen Viens. Tyler will be assisted by Brad Rascoe.

Golf team returns five to course The Westport varsity golf team will have five members returning in 2013, along with a core of new golfers that will provide depth in the program. “We have five returning from last year and six new golfers,” said Paul Mudie, who coaches the team along with Dan McCormick. “It’s a good mix of experience and beginners.” The Eagles will be led by freshman Anderson Gay, who was a day two sectional competitor last season and hopes to improve this season. “Juniors Jesse Misarski and Cheyenne White along with freshmen Connor Martin and Ryan Mead provide experience should be very competitive,” Mudie said. Newcomers to the team include senior Garrett Reynolds, junior Alexis Foote, freshman Austin Harrison and seventh graders Nash Dickerson, Riley Martin and Zach Burgenstock.

Tyrell Tyron is a member of what coach Don Markwica calls the “core five” for the Eagles this season.

Sarah Looby returns to the Westport varsity softball lineup in 2013. Photo by Nancy Frasier

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Eagles baseball team will look to core The Westport Eagles varsity baseball team will have a fresh look on the mound in 2013. “We lost all three of our starting pitchers from last year’s team but we begin this year with a new group of pitchers and a positive attitude,” head coach Don Markwica said. “Sam Napper will be getting the nod as one of our starting pitchers. He will be joined in the starting rotation with fellow freshman Dylan Limlaw, who has shown promise in practice.” Markwica said that the team will be led by a core of five returning players in senior Gabe Schrauf; juniors Ryan Davis, John Doyle and Tyrell Tryon along with Napper will form the core of

our team. “Gabe has shown great leadership this year, Markwica said. “On offense and defense we will count heavily on our core five. Our goal this year is to improve ourselves in all aspects of the game and if we can continue to do that then I believe we will be competitive in this league. The keys to our success this year will be how well we play fundamental baseball and how well our pitching and defense holds up.” The Eagles roster is rounded out by junior Lloyd Staats, sophomores Aaron Schrauf and Donald Westercamp; and freshmen Thomas Mero, Briar Christian and James Morricette.

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Willsboro varsity golfers look to take over top spot in MVAC The Willsboro Warriors varsity golf team will seek to claim the Mountain and Valley Athletic Championship this season as they will look to several returning starters in 2013.

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AVCS softball young, talented

Lady Patriot pitcher Madison Rondeau.

While the AuSable Valley Lady Patriots varsity softball team will field several underclassmen, they hope to be where they have been all season when it comes to Class C — in the hunt for a sectional title. “If we are going to contend for the class C title, we will need our juniors to step up,” head coach Marty Snow said. “Pitching will be one of our strong points as we return Madison Rondeau to the mound. She is one of the fastest pitchers in the league. Catching her will be either Kendra Niemann or Priscilla Coates. We return two of our top hitters and fielders in (first baseman) Logan Snow and (shortstop) Miranda Sheffer.” Snow also said that there are plenty of jobs to be won on the team. “Competing for second and third base positions are Alyssa Baughn, Tiffany Evens, Nichole Pulsifer and Marissa Prentiss,” he said. “Outfield will be led by Sumra Sikan-

dar in center with Mirassa and Miranda O’Neill, Lindsay Christian, Haley Sprague, Bryce Douglass and Deanna Dashnaw competing for starting positions. I feel confident putting anyone on our team in a starting position as we have a very talented group of players.” Sikandar, Prentiss and Dashnaw are the three seniors on the team, which also has a trio of sophomores in Rondeau, Niemann and Coates. Juniors include Mirassa and Miranda O’Neill, Snow, Sheffer, Evens, Baughn, Christian, Douglass, Pulsifer and Sprague.

The revival of the Keene varsity boys athletic program continues this spring as the Beavers will field their first solo varsity baseball squad in four years. Keene, which played for two years as members of the merged “Beagles” along with Westport, did not field a team or join with the Eagles in 2012 but will field its own roster for the new season. Members of the team include juniors Gabe Warner, SeokJae Hong and Maxx Sturges; sophomores Jesse Summo, Warren Ashe, Inigo Azcona, Austin Brown, Brandon Dumas, Joshua Haberle, Harrison Joannette and

Colton Venner; and freshmen Caden Belisle, Justin Haverlick and Timothy Montez. “We have a team of athletic boys,” head coach Fred Hooper said. “We hopefully will have a steep learning curve as most of the team has a little experience from the modified level. It is hard to put any pressure on this team as they have no varsity experience at all. They are excited and hopefully we can score some runs to go with a defense that appears to be pretty solid.” Hooper said that they will look to find some experience for a young core of pitchers over the season.

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Patriot tennis fields two squads

The AuSable Valley Patriots will field a full tennis squad in 2013, said head coach Jay Hamilton, including the return of a boys team. Members of the boys team include seniors Paul Ford, Nate Casey and Noah Lawrence; freshmen Connor Courson and Joshua Lucia; along with eighth graders Sky Hanf and Warren Daniels. “The girls are back with returning senior Michaela Courson as well as a returning sophomore and several athletic freshmen,” Hamilton said. The girls roster includes Courson along with sophomore Emily Kilburn; freshmen Katherine McDonald, Ashley Guynup, Brittany Smith, Madison Hall, Alexis Willett, Alyssa Hart, Hannah Lawrence, Emily McDonald and Rachel Durrand; eighth graders Angela Weller and Ashley Martin; and seventh graders Hannah Rondeau and Lillian Wilson.

Schedules AVCS Baseball

Monday, April 15.... at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.... v. Moriah, 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19.... at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 22.... v. Peru, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.... at Saranac, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.... at Plattsburgh High, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.... at Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4.... v. Beekmantown, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7.... v. Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10.... at Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 13... at Moriah, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.... v. Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.... v. Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.... v. Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m.

AVCS Softball

Tuesday, April 16.... v. Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18.... at Moriah, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20.... v. Lake Placid, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23.... at Peru, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25.... v. Saranac, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 29.... v. Plattsburgh High, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.... v. Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3.... at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 6.... at Northern Adirondack, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.... v. Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10.... v. Moriah, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 13.... at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.... at Lake Placid, 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.... at Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m.

AVCS Track and Field

Saturday, April 20.... Division II Pre-Season at LPCS, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.... v. EKMW, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.... at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7.... at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9.... v. Saranac Lake, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.... v. Seton Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.... at Northeastern Clinton, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.... at Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25.... Sectionals at PHS Friday, May 31.... State qualifiers at AVCS

AVCS Tennis

Wednesday, April 24.... v. Northern Adirondack Friday, April 26.... at Peru Monday, April 29.... v. Beekmantown Wednesday, May 1.... v. Northeastern Clinton Monday, May 6.... at Lake Placid Monday, May 13.... v. Plattsburgh High Wednesday, May 15.... v. Saranac Monday, May 20.... at Seton Catholic


Tuesday, April 23.... v. Saranac Thursday, April 25.... at Ticonderoga Monday, April 29.... at Moriah Friday, May 3.... v. Peru Monday, May 6.... at Beekmantown Wednesday, May 8.... v. Lake Placid Friday, May 10.... at Seton Catholic Monday, May 13.... v. Northeastern Clinton Wednesday, May 15.... at Saranac Lake Friday, May 17.... v. Plattsburgh High

Thursday, May 23.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn Friday, May 24.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn

EKMW Track and Field

Saturday, April 20.... Division II Pre-Season at LPCS, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.... v. Seton Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.... at AuSable Valley, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.... at Saranac, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9.... v. Plattsburgh High, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.... at Ticonderoga, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.... at Beekmantown, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.... at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25.... Sectionals at PHS Friday, May 31.... State qualifiers at AVCS

Elizabethtown-Lewis baseball/softball Monday, April 15.... at Crown Point Wednesday, April 17.... v. Willsboro (softball only) Friday, April 19.... v. Minerva/Newcomb Monday, April 22.... v. Schroon Lake Wednesday, April 24.... at Westport Friday, April 26.... at Johnsburg Monday, April 29.... at Chazy Wednesday, May 1.... v. Wells Friday, May 3.... at Indian Lake/Long Lake Monday, May 6.... v. Crown Point Wednesday, May 8.... at Willsboro (softball only) Friday, May 10.... v. Keene Monday, May 13.... at Schroon Lake Wednesday, May 15.... v. Westport Friday, May 17.... bye Monday, May 20.... v. Chazy

Elizabethtown-Lewis golf

Monday, April 29.... at Willsboro Wednesday, May 1.... bye Friday, May 3.... at Schroon Lake Monday, May 6.... at Westport Wednesday, May 8.... v. Crown Point Friday, May 10.... v. Willsboro Monday, May 13.... bye Wednesday, May 15.... v. Schroon Lake Friday, May 17.... v. Westport Monday, May 20.... at Crown Point Thursday, May 23.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn Friday, May 24.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn

Keene baseball/softball

Monday, April 15.... at Johnsburg Wednesday, April 17.... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake Friday, April 19.... at Schroon Lake Monday, April 22.... at Wells Wednesday, April 24.... bye Friday, April 26.... v. Westport Monday, April 29.... v. Minerva/Newcomb Wednesday, May 1.... at Crown Point Friday, May 3.... v. Willsboro (softball only) Monday, May 6.... v. Johnsburg Wednesday, May 8.... at Indian Lake/Long Lake Friday, May 10.... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Monday, May 13.... v. Wells Wednesday, May 15.... bye Friday, May 17.... v. Chazy Monday, May 20.... at Minerva/Newcomb

Westport baseball/softball

Monday, April 15.... at Chazy Wednesday, April 17.... v. Crown Point Friday, April 19.... v. Johnsburg Monday, April 22.... at Willsboro (softball only) Wednesday, April 24.... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, April 26.... at Keene Monday, April 29.... at Schroon Lake Wednesday, May 1.... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake Friday, May 3.... at Minerva/Newcomb Monday, May 6.... v. Chazy Wednesday, May 8.... at Crown Point Friday, May 10.... bye Monday, May 13.... v. Willsboro (softball only) Wednesday, May 15.... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, May 17.... at Wells Monday, May 20.... v. Schroon Lake

Westport golf

Monday, April 29.... v. Crown Point Wednesday, May 1.... at Willsboro Friday, May 3.... bye Monday, May 6.... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Wednesday, May 8.... v. Schroon Lake Friday, May 10.... at Crown Point Monday, May 13.... v. Willsboro Wednesday, May 15.... bye Friday, May 17.... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Monday, May 20.... at Schroon Lake Thursday, May 23.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn Friday, May 24.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn

Willsboro softball

Monday, April 15.... v. Schroon Lake Wednesday, April 17.... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, April 19.... bye Monday, April 22.... v. Westport Wednesday, April 24.... v. Chazy Friday, April 26.... at Wells Monday, April 29.... at Crown Point Wednesday, May 1.... v. Johnsburg Friday, May 3.... at Keene Monday, May 6.... at Schroon Lake Wednesday, May 8.... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Friday, May 10.... v. Indian Lake/Long Lake Monday, May 13.... at Westport Wednesday, May 15.... at Chazy Friday, May 17.... at Minerva/Newcomb Monday, May 20.... v. Crown Point

Willsboro golf

Monday, April 29.... v. Elizabethtown-Lewis Wednesday, May 1.... v. Westport Friday, May 3.... at Crown Point Monday, May 6.... at Schroon Lake Wednesday, May 8.... bye Friday, May 10.... at Elizabethtown-Lewis Monday, May 13.... at Westport Wednesday, May 15.... v. Crown Point Friday, May 17.... v. Schroon Lake Monday, May 20.... bye Thursday, May 23.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn Friday, May 24.... Sectionals at Saranac Inn • All schedules are subject to change due to weather.

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CFES leaders partner with Irish program

ESSEX — The Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, will pilot this year the highly effective College For Every Student (CFES) model in one of its link schools, St. Joseph’s Secondary School, in Rush, Ireland. As one of America’s leading nonprofit organizations that works with both rural and urban schools to put lowincome students on the path to college, CFES, based in Essex, has partnered with TAP to help strengthen their access program for underserved youth in Ireland. “This marks the international expansion of CFES,” said CFES President and CEO Rick Dalton. “We are committed to creating opportunities for underserved youth beyond the United States and recognize the global significance of the issue of getting students to and through college.” Dalton and CFES Development Director Karen Dalton will help TAP celebrate its 20th anniversary and visit St. Joseph’s School in Rush to learn about plans for implementation of the CFES model. CFES will facilitate a workshop with the Liaison Officers from TAP link second-level schools to introduce CFES and explore its application within the Irish context. “We are really delighted to have CFES featured as a central focus of our 20th birthday events,” said TAP Director Cliona Hannon. “The scale and impact of the CFES program is hugely impressive and our staff, schools, and students are looking forward

April 20, 2013

Homebuyers workshop set

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) will host a Homebuyers Workshop, covering today’s home-buying process. The complimentary workshop will take place Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. at TFCU’s main office located at 1178 NYS Route 9N, Ticonderoga. The workshop agenda will cover the importance of checking your credit report, a step-by-step overview of the home-buying process, mortgage options available through TFCU including low, or no down payment options and a sample fee worksheet demonstrating all of the costs typically involved in a home purchase. Attendees will have a chance to meet TFCU’s mortgage experts and have questions answered. The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Please contact TFCU at 585-6725 or visit their website to register up to four people.

National infant immunization week set

to learning how to continue to improve on TAP’s work, through connecting with the most effective access program in the US.” The CFES visit is part of a series of birthday events. On Thursday, April 11, the Irish Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, TD, launched a TAP research report on the family and community impact of Trinity College access graduates. This report demonstrates the “ripple effect” that occurs within families when the first generation of a family participates in third-level education. There is a clear indication that Trinity College TAP graduates who are parents transmit to their children knowledge about the education system and how to access and succeed within it. The graduates are also noted as an asset within their own communities, as after graduation students who had completed the TAP Foundation Courses in particular tended to remain within their communities of origin.

ELIZABETHTOWN — April 20-27 is National Infant Immunization Awareness Week. “Before the age of two, all infants can be immunized for 14 preventable childhood diseases like whooping cough and measles,” said Essex County Public Health Director Linda Beers. In recent years New York has had outbreaks of measles and pertussis (whooping cough). The worst year nationally for measles in the last decade was 2011. The largest pertussis outbreak nationally in the past 50 years was 2012. Essex County Public Health (ECPH) offers regular immunization clinics. Adults and children with Medicaid, Medicare Part B or Child Health Plus can receive vaccine at no charge if they present their insurance card at a clinic. Adults and children with private insurance must pay ECPH for their vaccinations and submit a receipt to their insurance provider. Learn more about immunizations, find clinic schedules or area health care providers at the ECPH website or call 873-3500.

Spring concert series set for Whallonsburg Grange Hall WHALLONSBURG — A stellar line-up of musicians will be on stage at the Grange Hall in Whallonsburg, New York this spring. The historic building in the heart of the Champlain Valley will host performers and groups from Scotland, Canada and Montana in a monthly series from April through June. The vocal trio, Finest Kind, from Ottawa, opens the series on April 27 at 7 p.m. This group is known throughout North America for their harmonies and arrangements of songs including traditional ballads, pop oldies, sea shanties and gospel. Performing a

capella or with guitar, concertina and bass. On Saturday, May 18, Field Trip arrives at the Grange. This country blues band, originally from Bozeman, Mont., brings a blend of country and Americana with them. In addition to music for listening and dancing, the show will include pedal steel guitarist Collin Rocker and other special guests, a farmers and crafters market, food and prizes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The final spring concert brings Archie Fisher back to the Grange from his native Scotland on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. The

singer-songwriter and folk music legend gave a magical, sold-out performance last summer and returns for another rare U.S. appearance. Tickets for each show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets are on sale at the Essex Ice Cream Cafe or by mail: WCA, PO Box 54, Essex, NY 12936. The Grange is at 1610 NYS Route 22 in Whallonsburg, New York. For more information, or call 9634170.

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ELYC receives Stewart’s Holiday grant

Births It’s a girl... PERRY — A daughter, Amelia Elaine, was born at CVPH Medical Center on March 27, 2013. She weighed 8 lbs. and 10 oz. an was 19.5 inches long. Amelia is the daughter of Christina and Adam Perry of Essex. Maternal grandparents are Ron Poland of Plattsburgh and Suzanne Hazard of Maine. PaAmelia Elaine Perry ternal grandparents are Bob Perry and the late Gayle Perry of Essex.

CAP grant applications sought

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Arts Council (formerly the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks) announced the 2013 Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) grants and the request for applications. Arts, historical, preservation, library, museum or other nonprofit organizations providing cultural enrichment programs for Essex County residents may apply for project funding or general operating support. The organization must be a member of the Essex County Arts Council (membership forms are included in the application package). Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 26.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Youth Commission will once again be able to run a digital photography program this summer as part of the 2013 summer program thanks to funding through the Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program. This program, taught by a local photographer, teaches children an array of skills, from how to operate the camera to editing and publishing photos. At the conclusion of the program, each child participant receives a printed photo book to share with family and friends. “This portion of our summer arts and crafts program was started with grant funding from Stewart’s Shops approximately five years ago and has been extremely popular ever since,” stated summer program director, Paul Pulsifer. “Stewart’s Shops has been very good to us through the years and we truly appreciate their support of our programs, he added. In tough fiscal times it can be difficult for small organizations, like youth com-

missions, to maintain their current level of programming while keeping costs affordable for families without support from area businesses.” Anyone looking for information about the ElizabethtownLewis Youth Commission or the 2013 summer program can contact Pulsifer via email at or visit us on Facebook or leave message at the Elizabethtown Town Hall, 873-6555.

The 2013 CAP program is being administered through the Essex County Historical Society. For more information about the guidelines and to obtain an application, contact the Essex County Historical Society at 873-6466 or

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Dart tournament scheduled

KEESEVILLE — There will be a dart tournament to benefit Essex County Fair horse shows at the Keeseville VFW Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Sign up is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 to play. Winners receive trophies and half the money collected to play darts. There will also be a spaghetti dinner for $6 a plate, 50/50 drawing and

Vendors sought

KEENE VALLEY — Registrations are now being accepted for the 19th annual Craft Fair sponsored by the Free and Accepted Mason July 20 and 21, at Marcy Airfield in Keene Valley. Registrations for covered spaces must be made prior to May 1. For information, contact Allan Clark at 546-3519.

Library concert planned

ESSEX — There will be a “Lift Up Our Library” Benefit Concert for Belden Noble Library at Essex Community Church Sunday, May 5, at 7 p.m. The concert will feature The Wannabes, Russ Bailey, and Vicaro & Sonnett. Adult donation for admission is $10. For information, call 963-8079.



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pose: any lawful activity. 3/23-4/27/13-6TC40880 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WINDFALL POND LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/1/2013. Office location, County of Essex. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 347, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: any lawful act. VN-3/30-5/4/13-6TC41293 -----------------------------

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Organization filed with Sec. of State of NY ("SSNY") on 03/18/2013. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to the LLC at The LLC, PO Box 262, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Purpose: To engage in all things that the company may legally engage in under the Laws of the State of New York. VN-4/6-5/11/13-6TC20130 -----------------------------

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: ADIRONDACK GRANGE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on August 30, 2012. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Adirondack Grange LLC, P.O. Box 96, Essex, NY 12936. Purpose: Residential construction and all other legal purposes. VN-4/6-5/11/13-6TC20126 -----------------------------

OOORAH WOODS, LLC. Articles of Organization of Limited Liability Company ("LLC"). Articles of Organization filed with Sec. of State of NY ("SSNY") on 03/18/2013. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to the LLC at The LLC, PO Box 262, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Purpose: To engage in all things that the company may legally engage in under the Laws of the State of New York. VN-4/6-5/11/13-6TC20129 -----------------------------

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desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 1913, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 2407 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946. VN-4/13-5/18/13-6TC20175 ----------------------------SEALED BIDS will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on May 16, 2013 at the NYSDOT, Contract Management Bureau, 50 WOLF RD, 1ST FLOOR, SUITE 1CM, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. A certified or cashier's check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, FORM CONR 391, representing 25% of the bid total, must accompany each bid. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid Express ( w w w. b i d x . c o m ) . NYSDOT reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Electronic documents can be obtained from the NYSDOT Plan Sales Unit,50 Wolf Road, 1st Floor, Suite 1PS, Albany, NY 12232, (518)4572124);the Region of record; or Bid Express. No Amendments are included on the CD. Amendments are posted at g o v / d o i n g -

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

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LAWN & GARDEN 2003 22 HP 50" Mower w/ Snow Blower attachment and cab - Sears $2500.00 OBO. 518-891-6791 BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000 FENCING ALL types wood, chain link, vinyl, wrot iron, picket, gates, posts, kennels, C&C or installed, free est., reas., delv 4825597,

business/opportunities/const-notices and Bid Express. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments are incorporated into its bid. NYS Finance Law restricts communication with NYSDOT on procurements and contact can only be made with designated persons. Contact with non-designated persons or other involved Agencies will be considered a serious matter and may result in disqualification. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where sub-contracting is not expected, and may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to, D/W/MBEs. The Contractor must comply with the Regulation relative to nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the USDOT 49 CFR 21. Please call (518) 4573583 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. BIDDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT AWARD OF THESE CONTRACTS MAY BE CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF A B U D G E T A P P R O P R I AT I O N BILL BY THE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Reg. 01, Sam Zhou, Acting Regional Direc-




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CASH PAID- up to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800371-1136 WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, before 1980, Running or not. $Top CASH$ PAID! 1-315-5698094 WANTED: A DIABETIC NEEDS YOUR TEST STRIPS: Any Brand. Unexpired & Unopened. Will Beat Any Fair Price. FAST Payment! CASH Paid. Call Doug (877)7105620 or (716)708-4512. diabeticte WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

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

REAL ESTATE AUCTION AUCTIONS: LOTS Online Only Real Estate Auction - Oceanfront Lot in Holden Beach & 17+/- Acre Waterfront Tract in Hertford, NC. Direct ICW Access, Selling Regardless of Price in Excess or $399,000 on the Day of the Auction, 4/29 at 8am to 5/9 at 3pm, Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc. 800-997-2248. NCAL3936.


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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY tor, 50 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12232 D262330, PIN 1809.75, Essex & Warren Cos., Bridge Painting at various locations. Bid Deposit $400,000.00, NO PLANS, Proposals on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/WBE 13 7% VN-4/20-4/27/13-2TC49204 ----------------------------THE REBER C E M E T E R Y ASSOCIATION will be holding itís annual meeting, at the Reber Methodist Church annex, Sunday evening April 28th at 7:00 p.m. for election of officers and tending to any business that comes before it. We cordially invite any interested person(s) to attend and give us their input. Alan H. Hutchins/Pres. VN-4/20-4/27/13-2TC49205 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: HEARTHSIDE REALTY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 04/01/13. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, Box 63, 1880

ALTONA, NY 3 BR/2 BA, Single Family Home, bulit in 1994, Perfect entertainment home, peaceful country setting 15 minutes from Plattsburgh. Large deck, 28' pool, patio with built in gas grill, 2 car garage with workshop. A MUST SEE $105,000 518-570-0896

NYS Route 73, Keene Valley, New York 12943. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-4/20-5/25/13-6TC49200 ----------------------------NOTICE OF ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a resolution of the Town of Lewis Fire District Board of Commissioners, a special election of the qualified voters of the Lewis Fire District in the Town of Lewis, County of Essex, State of New York, will be held at the firehouse located at 18 Firehouse Lane, Lewis, New York on the 14th day of May 2013, between the hours of 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM to vote on whether to approve the following resolution adopted by such Board of Fire Commissioners. RESOLUTION FOR FINANCING OF TANKER PUMPER TRUCK Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Lewis Fire District, Town of Lewis, Essex County, New York authorizing the financing of a Tanker Pumper Truck; estimating the total cost thereof at a maximum of Two Hundred Twenty Thousand ($220,000) Dollars; appropriating said amount therefor; and authorizing the financing by a combination, in full or in part, of any of the following: use of reserve fund up to

the amount of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars; by issuance of an installment purchase agreement, or by New York State Revolving Loan for up to Fifteen (15) years for the maximum amount of Two Hundred Twenty Thousand (less amounts from reserve fund) principal. That pursuant to Local Finance Law Section 80, the validity of such bonds or notes or any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such bonds may be contested only if such obligations are authorized for an object of purpose for which the fire district is not authorized to expend money; or if the provisions of law which should be complied with as of this date are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication; or such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution. All persons registered to vote in the district and residing in the district for at least thirty days prior to the day of the vote may vote in such special election. Dated: April 15, 2013 Linda Maltzan, Secretary Town of Lewis Fire District VN-4/20/13-1TC49215 -----------------------------

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MORRISONVILLE 4 BR/2.5 BA, Single Family Home, 1,920 square feet, bulit in 1998, Colonial Cape, attached 2 car garage, gas fireplace, finished basement, large fenced in backyard with above ground swimming pool on corner lot. Located in Morrisonville in the Saranac School District. Great Family Neighborhood. $229,500 Call 518 -726-0828

CROWN POINT 1 BR/1 BA, WATERFRONT cottage on Lake Champlain w/ dock and beach! or 518 -576-4346 ELIZABETHTOWN COTTAGE 1bedroom, 1 bath Available for short term rental. Full Kitchen Sleeps 4. Call for availability and rates. 518-873-1011

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

VACATION RENTALS OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1-800-6382102. Online reservations:

OUT OF STATE REAL ESTATE Sebastian, Florida Affordable custom factory constructed homes $45,900+, Friendly community, No Real Estate or State Income Taxes, minutes to Atlantic Ocean. 772581-0080, Limited seasonal rentals

PETS LOST CAT Cadyville, NY Missing Since 3/28. Fixed Male, name is Orange. He is an orange tiger with white markings on paws, face, and belly. If found, Please call 518-2931030




BILL’S BODY SHOP 390 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, NY 643-8591

1977 156 GLASTRON Boat with 70 HP Johnson motor, with trailer, excellent condition. $2500. 518-359-8605

2005 DODGE MAGNUM RT HEMI Cool Vanilla/Gray Leather, 5-Speed Auto, 80K Miles, Sunroof/Roof Rack & More, Pristine Condition, Includes Four (4) Standard Snows on Wheels. Call For Price 518-569 -1681

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE KAWASAKI 1967-1980 Z1900, KZ900, KZ1000, ZIR, KX1000MKII, A1-250, W1-650, H1 -500, H2-750, S1-250, S2-350, S3 -400 SUZUKI GS400, GT380, GT750, Honda CB750 (1969,1970) CASH. FREE PICKUP. 1-800-7721142, 1-310-721-0726

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2000 24’ LAYTON Sleeps 6, very clean, excellent condition, must see, $6700 OBO. 518-643-9391

1989 YAMAH Virago runs good $1250; 2003 Hyosung runs good, $2000. Please call 518-962-4394


TIRES FOR SALE Michelin (4) Brand New Still in Wrap, 225/ 60R18 PRIMACY MXV4 $600. Grand Touring - All Season-Blackwall. 518-569-1681

AUTO DONATION DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Nonrunners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-578-0408

AUTO WANTED CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330 CASH FOR CARS AND TRUCKS. Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1-888-416-2208 (888) 416-2208 TOP CASH FOR CARS, Any Car/ Truck, Running or Not. Call for INSTANT offer: 1-800-454-6951

2007 STINGRAY BOAT 25' Stingray Criuser, only 29 hours, LIKE NEW, sleeps 4, has bathroom, microwave, fridge, table, includes trailer, stored inside every winter. (518) 570-0896 $49,000 BOAT FOR SALE 1984 Cobia 17' bowrider, 115HP Evenrude outboard (newer), 2002 Karavan trailer, runs but needs some work. $1,500. 518-576-4255 BOAT LIFT model# 1501, sits on the bottom of the lake. Make an Offer. 518-891-2767 Leave Message on Mail Box 1.

1999 HONDA REBEL good condition, Red/Black, 6500 miles. Asking $1695 OBO. Call after 3pm 518-962-2376

2000 RANGER 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 Super Cab, camper top, liner, tonneau cover, 6 cyl., auto, AC, stereo, 130K, Asking $3595. 518-576-9042

2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 883 Mint condition. 11,000 miles. Many extras incl. new battery, removable luggage rack, back rest & windshield. 518-946-8341. $4,500


2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 Z71 CREW CAB (LOADED) 4X4, Silver, 78,500 mi, Elizabethtown, NY $12,000 (518) 572-3792


MSRP Ford Credit Customer Cash* Ford STX 5.0 Bonus Cash Ford 5.0 Special Cash Ford Retail Customer Cash Dealer Discount


$35,775 -$1,000 -$1,000 -$500 -$2,500 -$780

29,995 offer ends 7/8/13




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*0% Requires Ford Motor Credit approval. All customers may not qualify. Ford Programs subject to change.



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2007 Chevy Tahoe LT 4x4

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