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Etched into memory Local doctor’s carvings convey life of Holocaust victims By Matt Bosley firstname.lastname@example.org
New Essex County Board of Supervisors chair Randy Douglas is sworn in by Essex County Clerk Joe Provoncha at the board’s 2010 organizational meeting Jan. 4. Douglas, a third generation supervisor, became the first Democrat in three decades to chair the board. Photo by John Gereau
By Matt Bosley email@example.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas became the first Democrat in 31 years to lead the Essex County Board of Supervisors when he was unanimously elected as board chair at the body’s 2010 organizational meeting Jan. 4. Douglas was one of several officials sworn in that day, including newly elected District Attorney Kristy Sprague, re-elected Sheriff Henry Hommes, and four newly elected town supervisors. “I’m proud to have the privilege of being only the second supervisor from the town of Jay to hold this position,” Douglas said. The Douglas family has a long history of holding elected office in Jay. Douglas’ father, Thomas A. Douglas, served as Jay supervisor from 1972-80 and from 19982000. His grandfather, Arthur J. Douglas, served as Jay supervisor from 1966-72. All were Democrats. Douglas said he looks forward to continuing their legacy. “I am proud of my roots. I’m proud to be a Democrat, but most of all, I’m proud to have been given the communication skills of my father to be able to reach across party lines,” he said. In his introductory address, Douglas outlined some difficult choices county officials will have to make in an economic recession that continues to take its toll on state and local government. “This next year will be difficult,” said Douglas, “and if we want to continue without cutting services or jobs, we’re all going to have to be a little more innovative.” Douglas mentioned utilizing a frozen meal program avaialable through the state to reduce costs at the county jail and nursing home. “Another idea to be investigated is the possibility of the county going green,” said Douglas, noting a desire to reduce duplicative paperwork between departments and explore the use of solar energy panels.
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ELIZABETHTOWN — Stepping into the examination room at the office of Dr. Herbert Savel, one will immediately notice the unique artwork that adorns the walls. Seemingly framed images depict a strange blend of placid family portraits and graphic acts of violence. At first glance, the images in vivid color appear to be two-dimensional, but a second look reveals their texture and raised relief. The paintings are, in fact, carved from a solid block of wood. Closer inspection also reveals other clues. Jewish symbols and images of concentration camps reminiscent of Schindler’s List indicate that these images originate from the days of Nazi Germany. What may be most surprising is that all these images covering the walls from ceiling to floor are the work of Savel himself, who still finds time to carve them when he’s not practicing as a physician. While most of Savel’s carvings are hanging at his office, several are on display elsewhere. The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla. has a permanent exhibit devoted to his work. Now, with the assistance the museum, Savel has published a book highlighting his work and the people who have inspired it. Carving virtually every day since April 2002, Savel has amassed a collection of more than 1,070 sculptures, all of which have a similar message. “I would like to show that the
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Dr. Herbert Savel, a long-time physician in Elizabethtown, displays the recently published book highlighting his unique wood carvings. Based on photographs of Holocaust victims, dozens of his carvings are on display in the Florida Holocaust museum and elsewhere. Photo by Matt Bosley
ECH striving to go green, healthier By Matt Bosley firstname.lastname@example.org ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Community Hospital is making a conscious effort to reduce its impact on the environment and improve the overall health of its patients in the process. The hospital has instituted a Healthy Environment Initiative, part of an ongoing series of decisions that have led to more healthy, cost-effective and envi-
ronmentally friendly operations there. “The hospital’s top priority is the health and safety of its patients, staff and community”, said ECH Administrator Rod Boula. “ECH has no intention of doing anything that harms the environment and, in fact, strives to minimize its impact.” One recent change at the hospital has been the use of a non-toxic cleaning solution that eliminates phenols and other harmful substances from wastewater.
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ECH community relations manager Jane Hooper said the non-toxic cleaners are also free of noxious fumes that are both harmful and malodorous to patients. Now, she said, hospital staff are more comfortable with the product they use. “They’re very proud of the fact that they can say to patients that this is healthier,” Hooper said. Though the non-toxic cleaners cost
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Gender barriers falling as four women join county board By Jon Alexander email@example.com ELIZABETHTOWN — History was made Monday inside the Essex County municipal center, but few of the gathered political leaders were aware of it. Four women were sworn into office as Essex County supervisors — and the addition of these four supervisors from Essex, Crown Point, Ticonderoga and Minerva respectively, swell the total number of female supervisors in the county to seven, an all-time high. But progress toward gender equality is slow, even as historic gender barriers erode, advocates and academics say. Across the state, the number of women in local elected positions still lags far behind their male counterparts. The number of women holding local elected office is growing, but drawing even with men is not on the immediate horizon, said Dr. Dina Refki, CEO of the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society at Albany University. “We are seeing progress, but the it is slow and uneven, so we are still have not reached the 50 percent mark,” Refki said. “Specifically in New York, we haven’t yet reached the critical mass we are looking for.” She noted that at the state level, the number of women in the Senate and Assembly has slowly swelled over the last 40 years. In 1975, only nine of the 210 total seats in the two legislative bodies were occupied by women. In 2009, this number swelled to 52, or 24.5 percent of the total legislative seats. Two women, Republican Ida Sammis and Democrat Mary Lilly, first joined the state Assembly in 1919, a year after suffrage. But even with the recent increase, New York ranks 24th among the states in terms of female political involvement.
Refki noted that no data that compares the rates in trends regarding women in local governments in rural and urban settings is available. But according to Mark LaVigne of the New York State Association of Counties, women are still well behind their male counterparts when it comes to county leadership posts. Only five of the 58 county chairs and four of the 17 county executives seats statewide are currently held by women. In Essex County, the first two women were elected to the board in 1980. St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency joined them in 1982 and became the first female county chair in 1995. “When I first came on the board, the good old boys were here and it was a lot different than it is now,” Morency said. “It took a long while to get comfortable because there was a certain amount of control. That’s the way it was done years ago.” The newly elected Ticonderoga Supervisor Deb Malaney, Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery-Corey, Crown Point Supervisor Bethany Kosmider and town of Essex Supervisor Sharon Boison join Morency, Lori Lincoln-Spooner, and recent board chair Cathy Moses in the county legislative chambers. Shortly after taking her
oath, Malaney reflected on the larger social significance of her election and the forces driving a push to governmental equality. “It’s obviously a sign of the times, it’s a generational shift,” Malaney said. “Women have been in the workforce for sometime now and we are now coming forward to serve.” The seven women now compose 39 percent of the 18member board, a figure well ahead of most counties, both rural and urban. Several counties in the region have boards composed almost entirely of men. The boards in Warren and Franklin counties, for instance, are entirely male. In Clinton County, women hold only two of the 10 county legislative seats. Local state Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward is a former member of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and in 1998 became the second female board chair after Morency. She said that when she first joined the board, she was faced with stereotypes that only made proving her political abilities all the more difficult. “When I walked into the board of supervisors, some of the guys called me powder puff,” she said. “I have never used a powder puff in my life, but that’s what you were
greeted with. But not everyone was so skeptical of the political abilities of a woman. “I will say that there were men on the board at the time, like George Canon, who took me under their wing.” The region has seen the rise of not only Sayward, but also state Senator and former chair of the Warren County board Betty Little, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and her peer Dede Scozzafava. Sayward said Tuesday she believes that hard-wired differences between the sexes can be a female politician’s strength, not a weakness. “We are really good at bringing people to consensus,” Sayward said. “If there is an uprising in the house, who’s the one that has to get involved and get everybody to compromise? I think women are really good at that.” Sayward said that with women facing the many choices regarding children and careers, getting into politics is all about timing. But these options shouldn’t discourage a woman’s involvement. For her part, she waited until her youngest child went to college. Longtime Franklin town Supervisor and the first woman to hold the office of town supervisor in Franklin County, Mary Ellen Keith, left office only last week.
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emember the Keene Central School fundraiser we announced several weeks ago? The students, staff, and parents have announced that they have collected $500 to donate to our shelter. These fund will help keep our pets warm, safe, and with full bellies that they appreciate with wags and purrs! A big "thank you!" goes out to the school for their hard efforts. This week's featured pet is Shadow, a 4 year old Shepard mix. He was rescued from a home where he was neglected, without the love of a caring family. Initially, he was reluctant to socialize with the shelter staff, but his true colors of being an affectionate and loyal dog have begun to show. His favorite things are any kind of exercise, long walks, and just being around people. He doesn't mind a romp in the snow and has a love for playing outdoors! At this point, we don't know how he feels small children or cats. He seems to interact without difficulty with other dogs; however, if you already have a dog in your home, you will definitely want to see how the two of them get along. If you are looking for a handsome, energetic companion, Shadow is the perfect dog for you! Curious about the pets at our shelter who are currently awaiting adoption? Check out our website, www.ncspca.org, where you will find a link to our available pets. At this time, we have approximately
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he following is an edited version of an email (it was signed, by the way) that I received the other day about my last column, which celebrated WCS's national recognition for excellence: Colin, regarding your piece in today's Valley News, I think that it's great that our school got the recognition of excellence but, with a $5 million budget to spread over some 250 students, it shouldn't surprise anybody. Also, how many students are kept back to achieve the 100% graduation rate?...I'm not against the school, I'm all in favor of quality education but the school board and administration seemingly have no fiscal conscience and simply spend too much money. They also don't seem to be aware that our school is on the chopping block if or when the time comes for school consolidations. Take care, and Happy New Year. I'm interested by the idea that $5 million is too much money to spend each year on a school that has 250 students. That's 20 grand a year per student. Comparable to a good private school, I would guess. Another guess would be that there are pros and cons to spending this kind of money. And I'd be very surprised if any students at all are kept back to achieve the 100 percent graduation rate. That's something I
have a hard time envisioning. Then there's the issue of school consolidation. My impression is that if we lose the school, it will be terrible for the town, and that the experience of other towns bears this out. But I don't really know enough to assess all these claims, which (along with others) were made during our recent school budget cycle. So here's what I say: I'd like to hear from readers who know more than me about the pros and cons of these issues. I'm ignorant, in other words. Educate me. Send me your comments, and I'll do my best to reflect them fairly here, even if I can't promise to quote them all. You've marveled at his floating rocks and free-sailing wind turbines on Sayre Road, and maybe caught the show of his work at the museum in E'town last summer. Now come see Ted Cornell talk about his art and how he makes it at the Wadhams Free Library. Titled "A Hole in the Head," it's a lecture that Ted will illustrate with his own paintings, providing a window into his internal art universe. (I suspect it's one of those universes with different laws of nature.) Not to be missed. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
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or my readers in the far north reaches of Reber and the Southern climes of Brookfield, here is news of the Essex Town Board, which held its organization meeting Jan. 2. After we resolved the bottled water and coffee issue, which I unsuccessfully fought against (beings as I am a tea drinker) we moved on to making appointments. Simply put, “Laplume la change, la plume la meme chaise” or, in other words spelled more correctly, no major changes. And for those of you agonizing over change for the sake of change, whats so bad about that? Attention followers of sword swallowworts, Epee and foil lovers. The Whallonsburg Grange is sponsoring a benefit for Sarah Looby and Charlotte Staats who have qualified for the National Fencing Junior Olympics being held in Memphis, Tenn., in February. Charlotte, age 14, has qualified for the cadet rank (ages 13-17) and Sarah has qualified for the cadet and Junior (17-20) class. Both girls are members of the Champlain Valley Fencing Club. Coach Paul Rossi’s shirt buttons are popping (has nothing to do with overeating). The Benefit is on Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m.
For cheapskates, the group is asking for $3 donations. The Concert will feature Blues and pop group Rutabaga and rock band Alkatraz. Both groups hail from Westport. If asked, fencers will spear thrown dollar bills in mid air as well as any flies still hovering. All funds will be used to meet the $1,500 of expenses. If you can’t go, how about sending donations to either Charlotte or Sarah c/o Westport Central School? If you want to make a heavy donation, I’ll drive over and sing some songs. Attention, Kevin Cooper! Director “par excellence” Pretty Good Jim is considering doing Ben Hurt for his play next year. He expects to start negotiations with Essex Fairground people to hold the chariot race, will use broken scythe blades on chariot wheels, and will replicate the age old battle between three mice and 28 elephants. More later! Have your heard the latest news from Iran? It seems that they have announced that they now can produce car bombs without Western explosives. Spokesperson ElShazam noted “they will only be used for peaceful purposes.” What comes next in this ever lasting battle of wits?
am writing from a winter wonderland of a new white snow covering the beautiful North Country. At this writing, we are experiencing a good winter storm. Some things had to be canceled this past weekend, and the road crews have been busy. The weather stayed good until after the New Years Eve celebrations, so assume everyone got home safely. Reports are that the Willsboro Bowling Alley was a very lively place on New Year ’s Eve, with many locals enjoying having a local place to go celebrate. The headlines for us here in Willsboro was when we learned that the North Country’s New Year ’s Baby was born to a local couple. A baby girl, named Kierstin, to Bridget & Shane Brown arrived on New Years Day. She is the granddaughter of Linda & Larry Brown and Holly & Brad French; a very proud family to welcome this little girl. Last week I told that there were some local winter graduates from Clinton Community College, but I did not know some of the names. Congratulations to Shelby Stoker, Matt Sayward, Joseph Murphy and Brittany Pope. Sorry to learn that Jack Williams, former music teacher at our local school, had a heart attack this past week,
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ADIRONDACK Dogs really are man and woman’s best friend CRYPTOGRAM H umans and dogs have had a long shared history. Many anthropologists believe that man could never have evolved as they have without dogs. One theory suggests that Homo sapiens utilized dogs in their lives and the Neanderthals did not. Many anthropologists believe that the powerful Neanderthals lost the evolutionary race for this reason. If not for dogs, we might not even be here. There is considerable evidence that dogs enrich our lives in many ways, including our health. Dogs lower our blood pressure, heart rates and stress levels just by their presence. Children that grow up with a dog around have less allergies, less asthma and less eczema. Dogs are also a protective and consoling influence for children. Therapeutic dogs are utilized in Nursing homes, hospitals, day care settings and more recently in prisons. In the twenty seven years that my wife and I have been together we have had several wonderful dogs. Our first dog together was a large red Doberman, Buckwheat. Buckwheat was fun loving and despite our best efforts, un-trainable with the limited dog skills that we had at the time. Though she was very large, Buckwheat loved to get up on my wife’s lap or to fall asleep on her. Upon hearing something outside one day, she jumped through the glass window in the kitchen door somehow uninjured. Once, while riding in my truck, she jumped out the window at about twenty miles an hour, skinning her chin and playfully wobbling to her feet. In spite of her intellectual limitations she was loveable and a big bundle of fun. Luka, a golden eyed Chesapeake Bay retriever was our next dog. Even as a puppy, she was a protective presence in our home. As an older dog she became very protective of my wife. I began to notice that she would always put herself between a
visitor and my wife. She was always at my wife’s feet. When Luka was stricken with painful, malignant cancer in old age, my wife decided that because Luka had shown her such devotion, she would bring her to the vet to stop her pain. That was a sad and difficult day for my wife and our family; we had truly lost a member of our family. We still think of Luka and have Luka’s picture in a priviBy Scot Hurlburt leged position in our home. About five years ago, two Golden retrievers, Jazz and Rooney came into our lives. Rooney is a cinnamon-colored pretty-boy; always the poser with his forever puppy face. Jazz, lighter in color is the wise dog. Jazz has those sad, loving eyes that compel you to get down on one knee to hug her. If you ever have the good fortune to meet Jazz, she will welcome you and sit close to you so you can enjoy her loving energy. Dogs don’t hold grudges, are blind to color and don’t care how important you are. The world would certainly be a better place we all acted more like dogs. Depending on your perspective, Jazz does have one unsettling behavior; she is a butt-sniffer. Given some of the people that I’ve known over the years, if their worst offense was butt-sniffing, they would rise in stature by good measure Remember all kids count.
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Willsboro student joins Mission of Hope By Matt Bosley firstname.lastname@example.org WILLSBORO — Tara Robare will soon take a week-long excursion away from the Adirondack winter to a place with a tropical climate. However, this trip will be about much more than soaking up the sun. A senior at Willsboro Central School, Robare will join the 35th embarkment of the North Country Mission of Hope, an ongoing mission to aid cities in Nicaragua. North Country Mission of Hope was founded locally in 1998 in response to severe conditions in Nicaragua resulting from a Category 5 hurricane. Through a wide range of development projects, the organization has been working to improve living conditions in one of the poorest nations in the world. But to get there, Robare has to do her own fundraising for the trip. Roughly $1,200 is needed to pay for her transportation and food. To raise the funds, Robare has made presentations to community groups in and around Willsboro, the latest of which was a Jan. 5 meeting with the United Methodist Women of Willsboro. There, she expressed
her enthusiasm for what she can help North Country Mission of Hope accomplish. Robare said she was inspired to volunteer overseas after Sister Deborah Blow, Executive Director for North Country Mission of Hope, visited her Spanish class with a presentation about the organization. Through images and accounts of Nicaraguan living conditions, Robare recognized a need to serve. “I knew things like that happened,” she said, “but I didn’t know the extent of it.” Also, the trip appealed to her strong desire to travel overseas, something she hopes to continue doing in college. “I chose to go because I want to see the world that I’m living in; the good, the bad, and the ugly,” said Robare. About half the funds needed for her trip have been pledged thus far, said Robare. If successful, she will join the ranks of more than 450 individuals, students and adults from the North Country and beyond, who have traveled to Nicaragua at least once with Mission of Hope. While many have originated in Essex County, Robare will be the first high school student from Willsboro. The plan, she said, is to leave Feb. 11 as one of about a dozen volunteers that include fellow high school students, college stu-
dents, and adults. The group will then return about a week later. “We’re going to help out at the school that the mission built,” she said. Also, she expects to be heavily involved in building home shelters for families and implementing other programs supported by contributors to the Plattsburgh-based organization. Six hundred and fifty dollars is the cost to build a home shelter, Robare said; a facility that is little more than a makeshift one-room shelter with no electricity or plumbing. Still, it is a gift that brings a Nicaraguan family great joy. “That’s another reason why I’m going is to see the smiles on their faces,” she said, “just to see their happiness and to help them get that happiness.” The mission helps in many other ways as well, such as planting moringa trees that aid in water purification, gathering donations of medical supplies to combat widespread health issues, and distributing Nicaraguan rice and beans to the area’s most impoverished families. “That way we’re helping them two-fold,” Robare said, “because we’re buying their food and giving it to their people.” Robare’s classmates have put together plans for a senior trip to San Diego in the coming weeks, but she saw little fulfillment in raising funds for a California fling. “I figured why do that when I could do
something that can help people,” she said. Robare is no stranger to community service, having been involved in several local projects through Girl Scouts and National Honor Society, as well as supporting youth programs at her church. She has also been helping package donations of food and clothing for North Country Mission of Hope in preparation for her trip. The trip will be Robare’s first overseas, but she has little reservations about it. She said her biggest fear is the possibility of being emotionally overwhelmed by the poverty of the people she’s helping. “I’m slowly learning more and more about the culture,” she said. “I’m still probably going to be shocked.” But she’s prepared for that, she said, and even more prepared for the experiences that come with making a positive impact. “I’m extremely excited to go,” said Robare. “Every day it’s getting closer and I’m getting more excited.” For more information about North Country Mission of Hope, visit www.ncmissionofhope.org. People wishing to financially support the organization can send a check payable to North Country Mission of Hope, 206 New York Rd., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Those specifically wishing to help fund Robare’s trip to Nicaragua should note her name on the check.
Tourism group changes name CROWN POINT — The Board of Directors for the Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau has formally changed the organization’s name to Regional Office Of Sustainable Tourism, or ROOST. The name change reflects the evolution of the organization by including its ongoing sustainable tourism initiatives, but there will be no change in the organization’s body of work. ROOST continues to offer sophisticated marketing programs to support the region’s tourism businesses and to promote Lake Placid and Essex County’s destinations. “As an accredited Destination Marketing Organization, ROOST remains the authority on tourism for Lake Placid and Essex County, and will continue to proactively promote the region’s destinations,” said Jennifer Webb, chairwoman, ROOST board of directors. Sustainable tourism, in its purest sense, is
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Obituaries Phebe Adams Begly May 19, 1927 - Dec. 23, 2009 WILLSBORO — Phebe Adams Begly, 82, of Willsboro, NY died peacefully 12/23/09 surrounded by family at her daughter ’s home in Saratoga Springs, NY. She was born in Willsboro May 19, 1927, the daughter of John and Ruth (Garvey) Adams. Phebe was a life member of St. Philip’s Church and a graduate of Willsboro Central School. She worked at Plattsburgh Air Force Base as Safety Instructor, retiring in 1986 after 30 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary (Ausable Forks), The Willsboro Historical Society, Iroquois Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Keeseville BPOE, and the Keeseville VFW. Her hobbies included wood carving, sewing, reading, traveling and she loved visiting with family and friends. Phebe is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Wesley MacDougal of Saratoga Springs, a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lynda Bigelow of Peru; three grandchildren Shane (Jessica) Bigelow, Shelby (Amber) Bigelow, and Sarah MacDougal (Christopher Gockley); three great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Parisse Bigelow, and Devin Bigelow; and sisters-in-law Adeline Adams and Ida Adams, as well as several nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her husband R. Ralph Begly in 1996 as well by her parents, brothers John, Bob, Donald and Bill, sister-in-law Florence, and granddaughter Lisa Lynn MacDougal. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Philip’s Church, Main Street, Willsboro, Thursday Dec. 31, 2009 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga Springs, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the Willsboro Rescue Squad, Farrell Rd. Willsboro, NY 12996 or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Huestis Funeral Home, Willsboro, NY.
Adirondack Medical Center welcomed the first baby of the year and decade at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. A girl, Fiona, was born to Jenn and Dave Webb of Lake Placid, and weighed in at an even seven pounds and measured 19 and one-half inches long. She joins a brother, Zach, 3, at home. To mark the occasion, the family was presented with a gift basket containing a piggy bank, scented candles and pillow. Photo courtesy of AMC
Death Notice Rolland Palmer “R.P.” Doyle, Jr. Rolland Palmer “R.P.” Jr., 75, of Mechanicsville, died Dec. 29, 2009. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at Signal Hill Memorial Park in Mechanicsville.
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First and second graders in Melissa LaVallee’s and Robin Jaques’s classes at Keene Central School recently visited the Keene Valley Ambulance Squad to donate stuffed animals and some homemade cookies for firemen. Beth Pelkey, Keene Valley Rescue Chief, is seen accepting their gift. Photo provided
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NEWCOMB — Join Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) in kicking off its 2010 educational series with an interpretive cross-country ski into the 19th-century Adirondack Great Camp, Camp Santanoni. Learn about the camp’s fascinating history and architectural significance that make it a National Historic Landmark. The 10-mile round trip ski, along the preserve’s gently sloping historic carriage road, leads us into the majestic wilderness estate. The tour will be led by AARCh staff and John Friauf, former AARCH Board Member. The group will depart Santanoni Preserve parking area, off Route 28N in the hamlet of Newcomb at 10 a.m., returning around 3 p.m. This is a remote site. All participants are encouraged to bring a trail lunch and plenty of hydration. The fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Advance registration is required by calling AARCH at 834-9328.
WESTPORT — On Thursday, Jan. 20, there will be a meeting at the Wadhams Fire Station to update the community on the Wadhams Water Project. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. The latest design concept from the engineering firm will be present along with a question and answer session. For additional information, contact the Westport Town Offices at 962-4419.
Willsboro School seeking committee members WILLSBORO — Anyone interested in serving on Willsboro Central School’s 2010-2011 budget advisory committee should contact Brandy Sweatt at 963-4456 ext. 204. The first meeting is scheduled for Jan. 20, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.
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Douglas From page 1 Douglas said he also plans to institute a new Deficit Reduction committee at the county that will work closely with the existing committees to reduce debt and lobby against state mandates. In addition, a special task force will be formed to determine the future of the county-run Horace Nye Nursing Home. Douglas called the program’s current $4 million annual shortall unsustainable and said it may need to be reconfigured or privatized to reduce its draining effect. Other priorities he mentioned were hiring someone to fill the recently vacated position of Public Health Director, as well as find ways to share the cost of a $10 million emergency services radio project that’s currently under way. “Essex County residents can be assured that deficit reduction is on the horizon,” Douglas said. “The state of the county is good, but we can strive to make it better.”
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Westport school to add garden By Matt Bosley email@example.com WESTPORT — Students at Westport Central School will soon be given a great opportunity to experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of growing their own produce. The school received word Dec. 10 that the Essex County Soil & Water District had been awarded a $500 grant from the Honeybee Foundation to assist in the development of a school garden. “We are excited to have the opportunity to have our students participate in bringing local produce to the school,” said Science teacher Jason Fiegl, who together with Essex County Soil & Water director Dave Reckahn, has worked to bring a school and community garden into being. The grant application came out of discussions among the Future of Westport Agricultural Committee. Formed just last year, the committee set out to protect and promote local agricultural enterprises in Westport. One of the committee’s first priorities was promoting community gardens and local produce, and getting young people involved with farming and local produce was to be a large part of that. Fiegl said the money will be used to purchase materials and tools for the garden. A site for the garden has already been selected on school grounds, and Fiegl expects students to break ground on it sometime this spring. “We’re going to start small,” said Fiegl, “maybe get it going with a couple of raised beds and get the students interested in it. The long term goal, Fiegl said, is to expand the garden to where it may even supply produce for the school’s cafeteria,
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Adirondack Harvest meeting Jan. 14
WESTPORT — Adirondack Harvest will be holding its Annual Meeting for 2010 on Thursday, Jan. 14 and the general public is invited to attend. Adirondack Harvest, the region-wide buy-local initiative of the North Country, cultivates interest in locally produced foods and supports local family farms in many ways. All interested community members are encouraged to attend one of the six sites across the Adirondacks. Learn more about how the organization is connecting North Country farmers with local consumers. Most sites will host a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a region-wide meeting via videoconference at 7 p.m. For more information or to RSVP please contact Laurie Davis at 962-4810 ext. 404.
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Westport puts brakes on Lions By Matt Bosley email@example.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Westport demonstrated why they are one of the top teams in the conference Jan. 5 with a 50-9 win over Elizabethtown-Lewis in MVAC girls basketball. The Eagles went on a 12-0 run before allowing Elizabethtown its first basket mid-way through the second quarter. They would extend their lead to as much as 18, and went into halftime ahead 23-6. Westport created many turnovers with their highpressure defense and rebounded well on both ends of the floor. Crisp passing on offense sparked many opportunities for open shooters who were able to convert with mid-range jumpers. “We played good team defense throughout the game,” said Westport head coach Hokey McKinley. “The girls had been working hard on it and just kept plugging away, and that’s the secret to our success.” The Lions limited their turnovers – and Westport’s scoring – in the third quarter, but continued to struggle on offense. Clare Harwood’s 3-pointer would account for their entire second half points. Kearstin Ashline, Kylee Cassavaugh, and Shonna Brooks each had a field goal for Elizabethtown, who were without the inside presence of senior Cassie Jones. In the final period, the Eagles extended their lead with a 21-0 run. Martha McKinley added eight points in the quarter to bring her total to 13. She also finished with five steals. Christina Sherman defended well for Westport in the backcourt and finished with 12 points. Kalika Hopkins added six points, six rebounds, and eight assists.
Westport teammates participating in the 2010 Toilet Bowl pose for a photo before their game Jan. 1. The annual tradition of a tackle football game on New Year’s Day between residents of Westport and Elizabethtown stretches back more than 40 years. The Westport team claimed victory, and bragging rights, with a 14-7 win in this year’s contest. Photo provided
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JAY — Stoneground Express performance, Amos and Julia Ward Theatre, corner of routes 9N and 86, 7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — North Country Small Business Development Center open house, 194 U.S. Oval, Room 248, 1-4 p.m. SARANAC LAKE — Seeing in One art show reception, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., 5-7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Family swimming time, PARC Wellness Center, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. $2.
CADYVILLE — Snowshoe repair workshop hosted by Algonquin Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club. Call 293-8213 for time and location. Reserve by Jan. 9. PLATTSBURGH — Life drawing classes, North Country Food Co-op, 25 Bridge St., 6:30 p.m. 561-5904.
Saturday, Jan. 9 MOOERS FORKS — Souled Out Thrift Store, Old Agway Building on Blackman Road, 9 a.m. ELIZABETHTOWN — Cross country skiing near base of Hurricane Mountain, meet at Stewart’s, 160 Park St., 10 a.m. 962-8346. CHAZY — Story hour, Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9, 10 a.m. Ages 38. 846-7676 to register. WILLSBORO — Snow tubing, Pok-OMacCready Outdoor Education Center, 1391 Reber Road, 6-9 p.m. $10 per person. 963-7967. PLATTSBURGH — Second Saturday Cinema with “Rethink Afghanistan,” followed by moderated panel discussion, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Center, 4 Palmer St., 7 p.m. www.uuaplattsburgh.com.
Sunday, Jan. 10 PLATTSBURGH — Free bowling for Plattsburgh town residents, North Bowl Lanes, 28 North Bowl Lane, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration required. 562-6860. PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Bridal and Fashion Expo, Westside Ballroom, 253 New York Road, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Features local wedding professionals displaying cakes, flowers, photography, jewelry, music and other services. Admission $10. 5638897 or e-mail email@example.com. WILLSBORO — Winter Turkey Shoot, Willsboro Fish and Game Club, Fish and Game Road, 12-3 p.m. 873-2198. TUPPER LAKE — Family Art and Nature Day, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 1 p.m. Program discussing animal hibernation. 359-7800.
Tuesday, Jan. 12 PLATTSBURGH — Tax questions forum, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2-3 p.m. UPPER JAY — Story time, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 3:30-4 p.m. 946-2644.
Wednesday, Jan. 13 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: CVES, 1585 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, 1-2 p.m.; M & M Country Store, 933 Norrisville Road, Peasleeville, 2:30-3 p.m.; Apple Valley Apartments, Peru, 3:304 p.m. ROUSES POINT — Job search workshop, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 7-9 p.m. 297-6242. PLATTSBURGH — Open mic night, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 9 p.m. 5632222.
Thursday, Jan. 14 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Windy Acres, 12 Glenns Way, Ellenburg Depot, 11-11:30 a.m.; near the Town Hall, Ellenburg Center, 11:40 a.m.12:10 p.m.; Lyon Mountain Seniors, Mountain Top Senior Housing, 2:50-3:20 p.m. PAUL SMITHS — Exploring Nature with Little People, Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 State Route 30, 10 a.m.12 p.m. Hands-on program introduces children ages 3-5 to nature. Cost $4 per child. Pre-registration required. 327-3000. WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. 962-8219. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. 523-3200. SARANAC LAKE — Story hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St., 10:30 a.m. 891-4190. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Host-
This week’s theme: “51 pickup” ACROSS 1 Flavorful 6 Tennyson poem that begins "He clasps the crag with crooked hands" 14 Scorecard numbers 18 Leachman who is the oldest "Dancing With the Stars" contestant to date 20 Is guaranteed to work 21 Ike's mate 22 Space cadet's selection? 24 Fly on the wind 25 Buddy 26 Madre's boy 27 Coleridge storyteller 29 USNA grad 30 "Let's go, Mr. North" 34 Bridge site 35 "So that's it!" 37 Sporty Pontiac 38 Start of Caesar's boast 39 Crack reaction 40 Novelist Susan 44 Inclined 46 Burrowing rodents of Central and South America 47 Vatican Palace painter 49 Had in mind 50 "Meet the Fockers" actor 51 Judo sash 52 Fish-eating bird's dessert? 55 Blush 56 Muhammad's birthplace 58 Swoon 59 Gloom 60 Promise, for one
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ed at center court. www.journeyintoreading.org. LAKE PLACID — Essex County Business Council Mixer, A Point of View Gallery, 6047 Sentinel Road, 5:30-7 p.m. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Admission $2. 523-2445, ext. 133.
Friday, Jan. 15 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Bright Beginnings, 62 Northern Ave., Plattsburgh, 1-1:30 p.m.; Pine Harbour, 15 New Hampshire Road, 1:35-2 p.m.; Lake Forest, Plattsburgh, 2:05-3 p.m.; South Acres Mobile Home Park, 16 Sonya Way, Plattsburgh, 3:30-4 p.m. WILLSBORO — Story hour, Paine Memorial Free Library, 2 Gilliland Lane, 9:30-11 a.m. 963-4478. CHAMPLAIN — The Logger performance, Northeastern Clinton Central Middle School, 103 Route 276, 1:15 p.m. ROUSES POINT — American Legion Auxiliary Spaghetti Dinner, 29 Pratt St., 5 p.m. 297-2600. PLATTSBURGH — Open Family Swim, Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. $2. 562-6860. LAKE PLACID — Harpist Martha Gallagher performs, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, 8-10:30 p.m. Admission $15. 523-2512 or www.lakeplacidarts.org.
Saturday, Jan. 16 PERU — Knights of Columbus Council 7273’s all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Meals $7 per person, $3 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. Take-outs available. WHALLONSBURG — Junior Olympics Benefit Concert, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, State Route 22, 6-8 p.m. $3 donation requested. 962-4386. MORRISONVILLE — North Country Squares Dance Club meets, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Road, 7 p.m. Caller and cuer Carl Trudo. 561-7167 or 492-2057. WILLSBORO — Willsboro Coffee House featuring Too Tall String Band, Willsboro Congregational Church, 3799 State Route 22, 7 p.m. Cost $5 adults, $2 students. WILLSBORO — “Julie and Julia,” Willsboro Central School, 29 School Lane, 7:30
DOWN 1 Range 2 Wrestler Lou 3 Seasoning for kielbasa? 4 The cornea covers it 5 Former NBA center Vlade 6 Horned Frogs' sch. 7 Lacks 8 Valley Girl's home, perhaps 9 Culture: Pref. 10 "__ Such As I": Elvis hit 11 Merry, in Metz 12 Contractor's ID 13 Natural environment 14 Sarah's campaign strategist? 15 Body builder? 16 Carpooling 17 Allow oneself to be persuaded 19 Chinese: Pref. 21 Dugout ldr. 23 Pah lead-in 28 Bush spokesman Fleischer 31 Easter roller 32 Russian prince known as "Moneybag" 33 Sale, to Seurat 36 "I'm amazed!" 41 Western wine region 42 Simple top 43 Totally behind 44 Helped out 45 "The Raven" monogram 46 Spa treatment 47 Dallas quarterback Tony 48 Brother of Cain 49 Jazz flutist Herbie 50 "Shoot!" 53 Adverb ending 54 MXX ÷ X 57 Lassie's luggage carrier? 59 Movie with a memorable shower scene 61 Golf rental 62 __-poly 63 Penta- minus two 64 Corn Belt st. 66 Analgesic for a post-snorkeling headache? 67 Bust 68 Cities, informally 70 21-Across predecessor 72 Dadaist collection 73 Where the wild things are 74 Bringing to life 75 Uptight 76 Keanan of "Step by Step" 77 Persian Gulf nation 78 German director Boll known for film adaptations
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p.m. $5 adults, $2 age 18 and younger. PLATTSBURGH — Greyspoke performs, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.
Sunday, Jan. 17 PLATTSBURGH — Free bowling for Plattsburgh town residents, North Bowl Lanes, 28 North Bowl Lane, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration required. 562-6860. SARANAC — Second annual Francis Perry Memorial Spaghetti Dinner, Saranac Volunteer Fire Department, 3277 State Route 3. 293-8290. TUPPER LAKE — Family Art and Nature Day, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 1 p.m. Program discussing winter ice crystals. 359-7800.
Monday, Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Day) ROUSES POINT — “Aquatic Nuisances,” provided by Colleen Hickey of the Lake Champlain Basin, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 9:30-10:30 a.m. 2976242. UPPER JAY — Quilter’s Gathering, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 4 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Life drawing classes, North Country Food Co-op, 25 Bridge St., 6:30 p.m. 561-5904.
Tuesday, Jan. 19 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, Saranac, 1-1:45 p.m.; Cadyville Fire House, 2122 Route 3, Cadyville, 2-2:30 p.m.; Roderick Rock Senior Housing, 2025 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Morrisonville Post Office, 1934 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3:40-4:15 p.m. UPPER JAY — Story time, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 3:30-4 p.m. 946-2644. UPPER JAY — Story time, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 3:30 p.m. 946-2644 WILLSBORO — Cabin Fever Lecture Series with John Rayburn, Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center, 1391 Reber Road, 7 p.m. 963-7967.
Wednesday, Jan. 20 ROUSES POINT — Job search workshop, Dodge Memorial Library, 144 Lake St., 7-9 p.m. 297-6242. PLATTSBURGH — Open mic night with
of video games __ Lingus __ kwon do Theater districts Indian lentil dish Juilliard deg. Really bugs Nebraska river "The Quiet American" author Either Bush, once __ fat Ames sch. "House" actor Omar Next year's juniors Tapestry behind which Polonius hid Rebellious Turner Intestinal parts Realm until 1806: Abbr. Teacher's deg. Inspiring talk: Abbr.
Mike Pedersen of Elephant Bear, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 9 p.m. 563-2222.
Thursday, Jan. 21 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Port Kent Post Office, 31 First St., 1:30-2 p.m.; Keeseville Country Gardens, Hill Street, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Curtains, Curtains, Curtains parking lot, 24 Rectory St., Clintonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Ada Court, Cliff Haven, 4:15-4:45 p.m. WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. 962-8219. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. 523-3200. SARANAC LAKE — Story hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St., 10:30 a.m. 891-4190. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. www.journeyintoreading.org.
Friday, Jan. 22 PLATTSBURGH — Celebration of Scholarship, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St., 8:30 a.m. Second floor of Feinberg Library. Showcase of scholarly publications by SUNY Plattsburgh faculty. Coffee and rolls provided. 564-3095. PLATTSBURGH — Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and dance “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” Westside Ballroom, 295 New York Road, 6 p.m. 563-1000. CHAZY — “Half and Half” lecture with Kate Messner and Wendy Gordon, Alice T. Miner Museum, 9618 U.S. Route 9, 7 p.m. 846-7336. PLATTSBURGH — Open Family Swim, Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. $2. 562-6860.
Saturday, Jan. 23 PAUL SMITHS — Viewing of “Strangers in the Woods,” Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 State Route 30, 1-2 p.m. Donations suggested. 327-3000. SARANAC LAKE — Fifth Annual Saranac Lake Talent Show, Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St., 6 p.m. $5 application fee, 891-0182.
Solution to last week’s puzzle
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Recreational user fees revisited White Mountain National Forest in Campton, N.H., is an example of a national park that charges recreation fees to maintain its recreation facilities and trails.
people. Is it time for a “pay to play” recreation fee? Could such a program offer a regional economic stimulus and enhance the recreational experience? Would the region’s environmental community embrace the idea or go to battle?
Pay to play
SATURDAY January 9, 2010 tion. Every time an angler buys a rod or reel, or when a hunter purchases a firearm or a bow, a portion of these funds are also dedicated to wildlife conservation through a built in, federal excise tax on those products. These funds are distributed back to the states based on annual sporting license sales. Together, hunters and anglers contribute about $1.9 billion annually to conservation that would not otherwise exist. In fact, hunters and anglers are the nation’s primary source of funding for wildlife conservation. Without their financial contributions, conservation as we know it would cease to exist in our country. For hunters, trappers and anglers, mandatory contributions are included in the purchase of an annual license. But license sales can no longer support everyone’s fish, wildlife and other outdoor sporting adventures. Yet, very few opportunities exist for skiers, paddlers, hikers, birders, bikers, climbers and other non-consumptive outdoor travelers to contribute financially to the Conservation Fund. Too often, hunters and sportsmen fail to recognize the value of all the grunt work that many volunteers put into trail maintenance. It is a myth that 'self propelled travelers' contribute nothing to fund recreation in the Forest Preserve. There simply isn’t a viable method. If outdoor folk want to insure there is available first aid and emergency help for them in bad situations, habitat to enjoy and an educated and user-friendly department, they’re going to have to ante up. We've all got to figure out a method to pay our fair share. Experts in the field agree on the only long-term solution: “Nonhunters and nonanglers-the overwhelming majority of the population-must contribute on a regular basis.” Establishing a fund dedicated to outdoor recreation and trail improvement would assist in the development, maintenance and accessibility of New York’s recreational infrastructure and extensive trail systems. Such an effort would help establish parity between the various user groups and serve to bridge the growing divide between conservationists and environmentalists. Some may view such efforts as the commercialization of public lands or as Edward Abbey labeled it, ‘Industrial Tourism’ and ‘Wreckreation’ or the Disneyfication of outdoor recreation. However, the federal government and several states have already begun collecting user fees. The Federal Lands Recreational Enhancement Act, passed by Congress in 2004, authorized four agencies—the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service—to charge access fees in areas that fall under a broad definition of "high use." In Wisconsin, user fees and state taxes provide most of the money for operating state parks, forests, and trails. The fees include vehicle admission stickers, state trail passes, and camping fees. A trail pass is required for all people age 16 or older biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, or cross-country skiing on certain designated trails. In high use areas at some National Forests, there are now vending machines at major trailheads to dispense trail passes via cash or credit card. Cars parked at select trailheads are required to display a trailhead parking pass, which costs $15 for a season or $5 for three days. Failure to display the pass is punishable by a mandatory $250 fine. Next week’s column will investigate methods to implement, collect and enforce user fees. Reader ’s suggestions and comments are most welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
espite numerous studies conducted over the years by a variety of entities, there is little current data available on the number of visitors to the Adirondack Park, their preferences for activities or estimates of their expenditures. Due to the fact that there are no gates, toll booths or similar entrances into the Adirondack Park, regional tourism officials can only offer estimates on the total number of visitors to the Adirondack region. The most recent figures provided by the Adirondack Tourism Council estimates that 7 to 9 million tourists stay an average of 2 to 2.5 days each year. However, a federal study reported that 10 million visitors spent about two days (16 to 22.5 million visitor nights) in the Park. Overwhelmingly, the majority of visitors report the primary purpose of their visit was “nature based.” This should come as no surprise, as nearly half of the park’s 6.5 million acres are open to public use and the majority of these lands require no fee. Public access to state lands is free. Given that 90 percent of all Americans claim to have participated in at least one outdoor recreational activity over the last 12 months, the potential economic impact of a fee-based program for recreational access is considerable. Although fewer than 130,000 residents live in the Park year-round, the region hosts an estimated 70,000 seasonal residents and is within a day’s drive for over 90 million
The Adirondack Park, considered one of the world’s greatest experiments in environmental protection, has been recognized as a shining example of a “park with people” that coexist seamlessly with nature. Created as a “Central Park for the world,” the Adirondacks have been kept “forever wild for the free use and enjoyment” by constitutional convention for over a century. Free use of public lands is a component of our national, frontier heritage of free movement. It is a value as sacred as apple pie on the Fourth of July. We live in a place with lands so vast that citizens can generally go where they wish, when they want, so long as they do no harm. The concept of recreational user fees violates the valuable heritage of freedom of movement. However, it is time for those who regularly enjoy this heritage to guarantee that we have quality places to bike, hike, hunt and paddle in the future. If we want to continue to camp and hike, ski and fish, the discussion must begin soon. If the purchase of an Access Pass was mandatory for all users of state lands, instead of being a voluntary contribution, it could generate an enormous amount of funding for conservation, environmental protection and recreational infrastructure. The effort may also serve to reduce some of the friction that currently exists between the park’s various user groups. It would put everyone in the same boat. It's important to note that 100 percent of hunting, trapping and fishing license fees go directly back to conserva-
Wadhams Library annual meeting Jan. 10
Yarn needed for RSVP
WADHAMS — The Wadhams Free Library will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Officers will be elected. The meeting will take place in the library and is open to the public.
PORT HENRY — The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program/Essex County is looking for yarn donations, preferably full skein 4-ply, so hats, mittens and afghans may be made for the needy by our senior volunteers. To donate, please contact RSVP at 546-3565 or e-mail email@example.com.
Concert to benefit Westport fencers WHALLONSBURG — The Whallonsburg Grange Hall will host a Junior Olypics Benefit Concert for the Champlain Valley Fencing club and its members, Sarah Looby and Charlotte Staats, who have qualified for the National Junior Olympics to be held in Memphis, Tenn., in Februrary. The concert, held Jan. 16 from 6-8 p.m. will feature two bands: Rutabaga features Charles Looby, Chris Golembeck, Jason Fiegl, Joel Mitchell and Alan Ware. Alkatraz features Austin Martin, Gabe Schrauf, Jack Newberry, and Aaron Schrauf. A $3 donation is requested. Refreshments will be on sale. All profits from the concert will go to the girls to help with travel and lodging costs.
CVFS presents “Julie and Julia” WILLSBORO — On Saturday, January 16th, the Champlain Valley Film Society presents "Julie and Julia," a delicious comedy about master chef Julia Child. Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep stars and this film has been nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards -- Best Picture and Best Actress. FoxTV calls it "The feel-good movie of the year." Chef John Ferry will introduce this show and discuss his long friendship with Julia Child in Paris and Chicago. This movie is rated PG-13. Tickets - $5 for adults and those under 18 are $2. The movie starts at 7:30 PM at the Willsboro Central School.
Too Tall String Band to play Jan. 16. WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Coffee House will be featuring Too Tall String Band at the Willsboro Congregational Church, Route 22, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students. Refreshments will be available.
ADK Birding trip Jan. 18 WESTPORT — The Adirondack Mountain Club will host a program entitled “Winter Visitors: an Introduction to Birding in Winter” on Monday, Jan. 18 Every winter, birds from the arctic regions and other regions of Canada move “down south” to the North Country to spend part of or all of the winter. During this trip to the open farmlands of the Champlain Valley and the waters of Lake Champlain itself, we’ll search for Horned Grebes, Golden Eyes, Buffleheads, Rough Legged Hawks, Bonaparte and Iceland Gulls, Snow Buntings, Horned Larks, Bohemian Waxwings, and many more species. So sign up and learn how and where to find winter birds during the cold season. This Adirondack Mountain Club program will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Leave with us from the Adirondak Loj at 8 a.m. or meet us at the boat launch in Westport, NY. Directions and other pertinent information will be sent out to participants. All participants must pre-register by calling 523-3441. Cost is $30 for members or $35 non-members. There will be a maximum of 14 participants. The Adirondack Mountain Club, founded in 1922, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the New York State Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education, and responsible recreation. For more information about ADK’s programs, directions or questions about membership, contact ADK North Country office in Lake Placid 523-3441 or visit www.adk.org.
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SOS grant deadline upcoming WESTPORT — The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks announces that Strategic Opportunity Stipends provides grants designed to help individual artists of all disciplines take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career. These are $100-$600 grants for forthcoming opportunities (not necessarily projects) that are distinct from an artist's ongoing work. The next deadline is Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 . This deadline is for opportunities occurring between March 1st, 2010 and June 30th, 2010. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a full-time resident for the past year of one of the participating New York State counties. Applicants cannot be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time of application. Applications are available from www.nyfa.org and can be submitted to Athena Roth at the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks, P.O. Box 187, Westport, NY 12993. Applications must be in the ACNA office by 5 p.m. on Jan. 27. To find out more about SOS and other grant opportunities available through ACNA, visit www.artsnorth.org or call 962-8778.
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Locals see a disturbing trend in APA boathouse restrictions APA attempting to enact a ‘buzz kill?’ By Jon Alexander email@example.com RAY BROOK — Although not entirely opposed to all proposed Adirondack Park Agency restrictions to the size, height and uses of boathouses inside the Blue Line, local officials say they’re worried that the new regulations represent another example of the agency seeking to inappropriately expand its jurisdiction. Historically exempt from APA oversight, boathouses have typically been defined and regulated by local municipalities. But with the APA’s new proposal to exert control, local officials see the move as an erosion of local authority. Adirondack Local Government Review Board Executive Director Fred Monroe, said Wednesday the APA has ramped up their efforts to increase the scope of its oversight. “It seems to us they are trying to expand jurisdiction in a unique way,” Monroe said. Despite his concerns over ever-increasing government control, Monroe said that some of the proposed regulations — like limiting the footprint of boathouses to 900 square feet and eliminating plumbing — do make some environmental sense. But when it comes to a provision in the regulations that would eliminate second-story decks above boathouses — a common summertime party spot for revelers and sunbathers — Monroe wonders if the agency just wants to enact a “buzz kill,” or merely spoil people’s enjoyable times. “There should be no fun had in the Adirondacks, so they are going to police it,” Monroe said. “The fun police.” In efforts to remake the image of the park and cultivate an annual base of monied tourists, local chambers of commerce, regional tourism development organizations and governments have focused recently on creating a “family-friendly” ambiance and tame visitor ’s experience in the Park, some observers have said. Last spring, the Adirondack North Country Association released a state survey that found that the majority of tourists in the Adirondacks are wealthy baby-boomers, looking for a plush yet superficially rustic experience. Meanwhile, the agency has apparently ramped up its efforts to remake or create rules and regulations, many of which are intended to eliminate or reduce man-made objects from view. Since 2005, the APA has created or significantly updated about 10 new regulations, often reinterpreting the State Land
St. James’ Church Traditional & Angilician Worship. Father David Ousley, Rector and Rev. Patti Johnson, Decon. Services: Wed. 6 p.m. Health & Prayer Holy Eucharist. Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. United Methodist Church Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. Worship Service. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Holy Name Catholic Church Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 6478225, Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon, Daily Masses Monday @ 5:15 p.m., Tues. Fri. @ 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses.
St. Matthew’s Catholic Church Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass.
United Methodist Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce.
St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: http://ccsespn.-grainofwheat.net Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan. All are welcome. Email: email@example.com Web: www.etowngoodshepherd.org United Church of Christ (Congregational) Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: FShaw@westelcom.com
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Scott Seymour, Pastor. Sunday Vigil Mass @ 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Essex Community Church (Methodist) Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. Sunday Worship Services: 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School; Methodist Women’s Org. - 3rd Wednesday. Pre-School Playgroup - Thursdays 10 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: email@example.com
Holocaust was not abstract numbers, but that these were real people,” said Savel. “The Holocaust was not the murder of 6 million people, but one, and then one, and then one.” Savel said he never had an interest in wood-working until he spent time with the late Karl Huttig, an Elizabethtown resident who was also Savel’s landlord. Huttig had grown up in Germany and become a master carver in the tradition of the world-renowned Oberamagau school there. “I said to him, ‘Teach me how to carve,’” said Savel, and Huttig agreed, giving twice-weekly lessons to both Savel and his wife for about five years. Following Huttig’s death, Savel looked for ways to continue his wood carving hobby, and decided to try to depict an image that often surfaced in his mind. “I was always really intrigued by a photograph of a little Jewish boy surrendering to the Nazis,” he said. “That little boy survived, became a doctor and would have been the same age as me.” Savel reproduced the image in a solid block of basswood and finished it with oil paint in full color. He continued producing similar carvings, all focused on the Holocaust. Not long afterward, Savel stumbled upon a book entitled “French Children of the Holocaust,” by Serge Klarsfeld. The book included photographs of more than 2,300 children who were victimized by the Nazis. “I got the book and I said, ‘That’s what I’ve got to do,’” he said. “I should be able to finish the book in another six or seven years.” One other recurring theme in Savel’s carvings is a bright yellow aura, or halo, that encompasses many of the people he depicts. “People always asked me why do I do it,” said Savel, explaining that it just seemed to come naturally in his carvings. “What I really think now is that it represents that little bit of divine spark that people have in them. It is symbolic of saying we are all alike in some way.” The aura is present on nearly all of Savel’s subjects whether they are Jews or non-Jews, victims or survivors. They are markedly absent whenever Nazis are depicted, because, Savel said, the Nazis rejected the value of human life and the oneness of humankind. Reproductions of corresponding photographs from Klarsfeld’s book are fixed to the back of each of Savel’s carvings, and 23 examples of the two are displayed side-by-side in the pages of Savel’s book. Savel’s book, entitled “Kaddish in Wood,” is available through the Florida Holocaust Museum at a cost of $20. Savel said people can also contact him if they are interested in purchasing a copy.
Master Plan or the APA Act in the process. Local officials blame the increase in APA effectiveness on the recent loss of GOP control in the state Senate and a subsequent influence of green groups at the agency. Even agency officials admit that the last several years has been a time of relatively active regulatory review and reform. In recent months, the agency has expanded shoreline setback rules to include formerly grandfathered structures, while attempting to narrow the definition of hunting and fishing cabins. This latter initiative was unsuccessful APA Chairman Curt Stiles said that it is time for agency reform — for the good of the state and local populations. He said this week that the changes enacted since 2008 under his tenure are meant to clear up an immense amount of ambiguity in the nearly 40-year-old regulations. The agency currently has three legislative initiatives waiting for state Assembly sponsorship, two of which have garnered general support from local governments. They are the first APA legislative initiatives in 20 years. As for the newest set of proposed regulations, he argues that the package stems from “good science” and seeks to only limit the damage to in-park waterways. “What we are trying to protect over the long term in the Adirondacks is water quality,” Stiles said. “Disturbances of the riparian buffer is what you are trying to avoid.” Numerous studies have cited vegetative clearing as a surefire means of increasing a lake’s nutrient load and causing its de-oxygenation, which threatens wildlife. Stiles noted that the limitations on height and footprint suggested by the agency are based on a park-wide survey of local municipal laws, which vary widely from town-to town. And when it comes to party decks, it’s all about appropriate classification. “The point is a simple one and it’s not a ‘no-party’ rule,” Stiles said, noting that in existing shoreline setback rules, a deck is restricted to 100 square feet. “Why does it make sense to be able to build a 1,000 square foot deck, ten-feet off of the water, and call it a boat house?” The agency is currently holding public hearings throughout the park regarding the boathouse regulations. Regulators and pro-tourism organizations consider the changes necessary steps to ensuring a viable Adirondack economy. And although the proposed boathouse rules are not prompting the ferocious dissent that has followed previous regulatory reforms, for local officials, they stand as just another sign of the times — ever increasing government intervention.
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Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. For further information call Rev. David White at 963-7160. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m. email@example.com
JAY First Baptist Church of Jay Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.
KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. Joseph Morgan; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church Sunday Communion Service 10 a.m., June 29 through September 14 Keene Valley Congregational Church Main Street. 576-4711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m;. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. Keene United Methodist Church Main Street. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Communion 1st Sunday every month.
KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: email@example.com
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Clinton Street, Keeseville. 834-5432. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Bible Study - Wednesday Evening 6 p.m. Website: email@example.com Front Street Fellowship 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: www.thebridgekeeseville.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LEWIS Elizabethtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Rt. 9 West, Lewis, NY. Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Theocratic Ministry School & Service Meeting. For further information contact Bill Frawley 873-6563. Email: email@example.com First Congregational Church Lewis, 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Email: Fshaw@westelcom.com
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Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 86. 946-2482. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (classes for all ages); Morning Worship 11 a.m. & Evening Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study & Prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church Mass Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon Confessions 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Whiteface Community United Methodist Church Rt. 86 and Haselton Rd. The whiteface Community UMC & Pastor Joyce Bryson invite you to join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by a time for coffee & fellowship. Visitors welcome. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. and child care for children up to age 7 is provided during worship. Church Office open 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Tues. - Fri. Office telephone 9467757. Riverside Thrift Shop located in the Methodist Barn open 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wed. & Sat. Call 946-2922 for questions concerning Thrift Shop. The Ecumenical Emergency Food Shelf and Outreach Program is located in the Rubin Sanford Building next to the church and is open Thurs. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Call 946-7757 with questions concerning our fuel assistance program. Senior Lunch Program Tues. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 946-2922 during that time only for assistance.
Federated Church Main Street. 962-8293. Sun. Worship 9 a.m. including Children’s Church, followed by Bible Study 10:15 a.m. (beginning Sept. 13). Choir rehearsal Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible/Book study in the parsonage Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Youth Group beginning this Fall. Everyone welcome. Pastor Leon Hebrink. www.westptchurch.com Westport Bible Church 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Early Worship and Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Coffee Break 10:30 a.m.; Second Worship Service 11 a.m.; Olympian Club (Grades 1-6) 5:30 p.m.; Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.; Thursday Men’s Bible Study 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Teen Club 6 p.m. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Fred Provoncha. Sacrament Meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday School 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10 a.m.; Primary 11:20 a.m. 1 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: email@example.com
Wilmington Church of the Nazarene Wilmington, NY. 946-7708 or 946-2434. Marty J. Bausman, Pastor. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship and Praise 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday - Family Night at Church 7 p.m. (Adult Bible Study, King’s Kids - ages 3-12, Teen Group - ages 13-17). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational United Church of Christ 3799 Main Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Pastor Jan Jorgensen, church: 518-963-4048, home: (514) 721-8420. email@example.com United Methodist Church Rt. 22. 963-7931. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. After school religous education program 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursdays (Only when school is in session)
Wilmington Interdenominational Holiness Camp 704 Hardy Rd., Wilmington, NY. Service Times: Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Evangelist: Rev. Becca Dyke, Watertown, NY
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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: WRIGHT HOMESTEAD LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 19, 2009. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Wright Homestead LLC, 275 Corlear Drive, Willsboro, New York 12996. VN-12/19/09-1/23/106TC-55971 -------------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: SIGNAL HILL ROAD LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/19/09. The latest date of dissolution is 06/30/2099. 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, c/o Law Office of John W. Giblin, Jr., P.C., One Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 2C11, Melville, New York 11747. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-12/26/09-1/30/106TC-56659 -------------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: SPARTAN LOYAL, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with New York Secretary Of State (SSNY) on December 10, 2009. 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 Spartan Loyal, LLC, P.O. Box 794, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Purpose: Strength and conditioning coaching services. VN-1/9-2/13/10-6TC56687 --------------------------------
THE ESSEX FIRE COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT #2 will hold their monthly meetings on the 1st Wednesday after the 1st Monday of each month in the year 2010. Audrey Hoskins Secretary VN-1/9/10-1TC-56690 ----------------------------------------TAX COLLECTOR'S NOTICE I, the undersigned Collector of Taxes in and for the Town of Keene, Essex Co., New York have received the Tax Roll and Warrant for the collection of taxes for the year 2010. I will sit at the following named place during the month of Jan. for the purpose of receiving taxes, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Tues., Wed. and Thurs. at the Town Hall Annex, Gristmill Lane, Keene, New York 12942. Taxpayers have the option of paying taxes with an installment plan with 4 payments. Contact the undersigned tax collector for the details and amounts of each
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SEWER DISTRICT NO. 1 OF THE TOWN OF ELIZABETHTOWN, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election of the owners of the taxable real property in the proposed Sewer District No. 1 of the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, will be held in said Town at the Town Hall, 7559 Court Street, in Elizabethtown, New York, on the 25th day of January 2010, at which the polls will be kept open between the hours of 4:00 o'clock P.M., and 8:00 o'clock P.M., Prevailing Time, for the purpose of voting by paper ballot, on the adoption or rejection of a proposition with respect to an Order dated November 17, 2009 regarding establishment of said District. The polls will be kept open for the purpose of voting during the aforesaid hours and the proposition to be voted upon will be in substantially the following form, to?wit: SEWER DISTRICT ESTABLISHMENT PROPOSITION Shall the Order dated and duly adopted November 17, 2009 by the Town Board, authorizing the establishment of Sewer District No. 1, in the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, with improvements, consisting of the construction of a sanitary sewer system and wastewater treatment plant, including and original furnishings, equipment, machinery, appurtenances, apparatus, land or rights-inland, and incidental improvements and expenses in connection therewith, at a maximum estimated cost of $9,550,000, said cost to be financed by the issuance of general obligation serial bonds over a period not exceeding forty years, to be payable in the first instance from assessments upon the real property in said Sewer District No. 1 in the manner provided by law, which shall be bounded and described as set forth in proceedings for the establishment thereof on file in the Town Clerk’s office, be approved? A copy of the aforesaid Order referred to in the proposition, including the boundary description of the proposed District, is on file in the office of the Town Clerk in Elizabethtown, New York, where it may be examined by any interested person during regular business hours and shall be posted at the election site on the date of the referendum. The boundary description is also appended hereto. The estimated cost of hook-up fees to the typical property in the District is $100.00 and the estimated cost of hook-up fees to the typical one or two-family home in the District is thus $100.00 (1-family) and $200 (2family). The estimated cost of the District to the typical property therein is $362.00 in the first year in which operation, maintenance, debt service and other charges and expenses are to be paid, and the estimated cost of the District to the typical one or two-family home therein is $362.00 (one family) and $724 (two family) in the first year in which operation, maintenance, debt service and other charges and expenses are to be paid. A detailed explanation of the manner by which were computed said estimated costs of hookup fees and first-year costs to the typical property and typical one or two-family homes in said District, has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk where the same are available during regular office hours for examination by any person interested in the subject manner thereof. Said specific object or purpose has been determined to be a Type I Action pursuant to the regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation promulgated pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the implementation of which as proposed, it has been determined will not result in any significant environmental effects and a full Environmental Assessment Form is available on file in the Office of the Town Clerk where it may be inspected during regular business hours. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN, that persons qualified to vote at such special election shall, be owners of taxable real property situate in the proposed District, as shown upon the latest completed assessment roll of the Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York. Dated: Elizabethtown, New York, Jan 4, 2010
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF ELIZABETHTOWN, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK Name: Debra R. Brooks Title: Town Clerk Appendix: PROPOSED BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION FOR SEWER DISTRICT NO. 1 The Sewer District No. 1, situated in the Town of Elizabethtown, County of Essex, State of New York, being particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point of beginning, said point being the southernmost corner of Parcel 64.271-2.000 as shown on the Sewer District No.1 Boundary Map, Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, dated October 2009, parcel information provided by Essex County Real Property latest revision dated March 1, 2009; thence northwesterly along the western boundary of Parcel 64.27-12.000 to its northwestern corner, said corner also along the southern highway boundary of Court Street; thence perpendicular across the highway boundary of Court Street to a point along the northerly highway boundary of Court Street; thence northeasterly along the northern highway boundary of Court Street approximately 770 feet to a point, said point being the intersection of the northerly highway boundary of Court Street and the western highway boundary of High Street; thence northwesterly along the western highway boundary of High Street approximately 1840 feet to a point; thence northeasterly across the highway boundary of High Street to the southwestern corner of Parcel 55.83-2-1.000 at its intersection with the easterly highway boundary of High Street; thence northwesterly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.83-2-1.000 to its intersection with the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.75-3-10.110; thence northwesterly along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-10.110 to its westernmost corner; thence northeasterly along the northwestern boundary of Parcel 55.75-310.110 to its intersection with the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.75-3-7.100; thence northwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-37.100 to its southwestern corner, said corner also being the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.75-3-6.072; thence northwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-36.072 to its westernmost corner; thence northeasterly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-6.072 to its intersection with the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-5.000; thence northwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-35.000 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-3.000; thence southerly along eastern boundary of Parcel 55.75-3-3.000 to its southernmost corner; thence northwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.75-33.000 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.75-3-2.000; thence northwesterly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-3Someone Cares! • No Charge • Strictly Confidential
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2.000 to its northwestern corner, said corner also being along the southern highway boundary for Water Street; thence northerly across the highway boundary of Water Street to the southwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-16.043; thence northwesterly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-6.043 to its northwestern corner; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-16.043 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-42.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-42.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-41.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-141.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-40.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-40.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-38.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-138.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being along the western boundary of 55.751-37.000; thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-37.000 to its northwestern corner; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-137.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-36.000; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-136.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-35.000; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-135.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.751-33.100; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-33.100 to its northernmost corner; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-33.100 to its intersection with the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-129.000; thence northeasterly then southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-29.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-28.000; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-128.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-27.000; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-127.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-26.000; thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-26.000 to its northwestern corner; thence northeasterly along the northwestern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-26.000 to its northeastern corner; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-26.000 to its intersection with the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-125.000; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel
55.75-1-25.000 to its northeastern corner; said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-24.000; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-124.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-21.000; thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-21.000 to its northwestern corner; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-121.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-16.000; thence northerly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-16.000 to its intersection with the southern highway boundary of Roscoe Road (a.k.a Race Track Road); thence northerly across the highway boundary of Roscoe Road (a.k.a Race Track Road) to the southwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-1-15.000 where it intersects with the northern highway boundary of Roscoe Road (a.k.a Race Track Road); thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.75-115.000 to its northernmost western corner; thence easterly, northerly and easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-1-15.000 to its intersection with the western highway boundary of Cross Street (a.k.a Back Road); thence northeasterly across the highway boundary of Cross Street (a.k.a Back Road)to the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-2-10.000 where it intersects with the easterly highway boundary of Cross Street (a.k.a Back Road); thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-210.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.75-2-3.000; thence easterly and southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.75-2-3.000 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.76-1-1.112 and southwestern corner of Parcel 55.761-1.210; thence northerly along the western boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-1.210 to its northwestern corner; thence easterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-1.210 to its northeastern corner, said corner also being along the western boundary of 55.76-1-1.220; thence easterly through Parcel 55.76-1-1.220 to the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.76-13.000; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-3.000 to its easternmost corner; thence southwesterly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-13.000 to its intersection with the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.76-1-4.200; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.76-14.200 to its easternmost corner; thence southwesterly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-4.200 to its intersection with the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.76-1-42.000; thence southeasterly along the northerly boundary of Parcel 55.76-142.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being along the western highway boundary of Noble Terrace; thence southeasterly across the highway boundary of Noble Terrace to
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the northwestern corner of Parcel 55.76-1-25.002; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.76-125.002 to the corner point of parcel 55.76-1-25.002; thence southeasterly in a straight line across Parcel 55.76-1-25.002 to a point along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-25.002, said point being approximately 350 feet southwest of the northeastern corner of Parcel 55.761-25.002; thence southwesterly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-25.002 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being the easternmost corner of Parcel 55.76-127.000; thence southwesterly along the southeastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-27.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-30.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern
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along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.84-1-21.100 to its intersection with the westernmost corner of Parcel 55.84-116.022; thence northeasterly along the northwestern boundary of Parcel 55.84-1-16.022 to its northernmost corner, said corner also being along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-20.000; thence northwesterly along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-20.000 to its easternmost corner; thence northeasterly along the northwestern boundary of Parcel 55.76-120.000 to its northernmost corner; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.76-1-20.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being along the western highway boundary of Maple Street; thence southeasterly across the highway boundary of Maple Street to the northernmost corner of Parcel 55.84-26.000; thence southeasterly along the easterly boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-6.000 to its easternmost corner; thence southwesterly along the southerly boundary of Parcel 55.84-26.000 to its southernmost cor-
ner, said corner also being along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-5.200; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-5.200 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being along northern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-11.110; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to a point; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of said Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to a point; thence southeasterly along the northern boundary of said Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to a point; thence northeasterly along the northern boundary of said Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to the northernmost corner; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 55.84-2-11.110 to its intersection with the northernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-11.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-1-1.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being the northernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-2.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-1-2.000 to its eastern-
most corner, said corner also being the northernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-3.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-1-3.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being the northernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-4.000; thence southeasterly along the northeastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-1-4.000 to its easternmost corner, said corner also being the northern corner of Parcel 56.77-1-6.000; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Parcel 56.77-16.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being along the northern highway boundary of River Street; thence southwesterly across the highway boundary of River Street to the easternmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-7.000; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 56.77-17.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being the southernmost corner of Parcel 56.77-1-8.000; thence northwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 56.77-18.000 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the
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SATURDAY January 9, 2010 southernmost corner of Parcel 55.84-5-10.000; thence northwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-510.000 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the southernmost corner of Parcel 55.84-5-9.200; thence northwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-59.200 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the southwestern corner of Parcel 55.84-5-9.110; thence westerly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-5-9.110 to its westernmost corner, said corner also being the southeastern corner of Parcel 55.84-5-9.120; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-59.120 to its southwestern corner, said corner being the southeastern corner of Parcel 55.845-7.000; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-5-7.000 to its southwestern corner, said corner also being the easternmost corner of Parcel 55.84-5-1.000; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 55.84-5-1.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being along the eastern boundary of Parcel 64.28-1-3.000; thence southwesterly and southeasterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 64.28-13.000 to its southern corner, said corner being the southeastern corner of Parcel 64.28-14.000; thence westerly along the southern boundary of Parcel 64.28-1-4.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner being the southeastern corner of Parcel 64.28-1-5.000; thence northwesterly, southerly and northwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 64.28-15.000 to its intersection with the southeastern corner of Parcel 64.27-1-1.100; thence southwesterly, northwesterly and southwesterly along the south-
ern boundary of Parcel 64.27-11.100 to a point, said point being located approximately 300 feet southeast of the southernmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-5.200, at the same bearing of Parcel 64.27-1-5.200 southwestern boundary; thence northwesterly through Parcel 64.27-1-1.100 to a point, said point also being the southern most corner of Parcel 64.27-1-5.200; thence northwesterly along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 64.27-15.200 to its intersection with the easternmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-1.210; thence southwesterly along the southern boundary of Parcel 64.27-11.210 to its southernmost corner, said corner also being the easternmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-4.000; thence southwesterly along the southeastern boundary of Parcel 64.27-14.000 to its southernmost corner; thence northwesterly along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 64.27-1-4.000 to its intersection with the southernmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-3.000; thence northwesterly along the southwestern boundary of Parcel 64.27-1-3.000 to its intersection with the easternmost corner of Parcel 64.27-1-2.000; thence southwesterly along the southeastern boundary of Parcel 64.27-1-2.000 to its southernmost corner, said corner is also being the said Point of Beginning. VN-1/9/10-1TC-56693 ----------------------------------------THE TOWN OF ESSEX PLANNING BOARD will hold their regular meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at the Town Hall, Essex NY. All are welcome to attend. Submitted by Heather Lamb, Secretary VN-1/9/10-1TC-56695 -----------------------------------------
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