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Historic building a complete loss

History up in flames

By Keith Lobdell

ELIZABETHTOWN Ñ The early morning sunrise here was blacked out by deep plumes of grey smoke as crews battled a blaze that completely enveloped historic Hubbard Hall on ElizabethtownÕ s Main Street. The fire began at approximately 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, and was being fought by firemen from the Elizabethtown, Lewis, Whallonsburg, Wadhams, Westport and Keeseville Volunteer Fire Departments, along with standby assistance from the Mineville, Willsboro and Reber Volunteer Fire Companies. ...See Fire on page 14

More Inside Firefighters from Elizabethtown, Lewis, Wadhams, Westport, Whallonsburg, Mineville, Keeseville, Willsboro and Reber were called either as active firefighters or as standby for a structure fire that destroyed Hubbard Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 11

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Waiting patiently Residents from Lakewood Apartments in Willsboro wait at the Willsboro Volunteer Fire Department building while crews worked to contain the propane leak at the complex on Friday, Jan. 7. Twelve residents were evacutated from the apartments, along with several local residents and the students, faculty and staff at Willsboro Central School. See the full story on page 8. Photo by Keith Lobdell


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From hospital to college campus, history was made at Hubbard Hall Saved by politicians, destroyed by fire By Andy Flynn ELIZABETHTOWN — Hubbard Hall on Court Street was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, four years after it was almost demolished by Essex County to be used as a parking lot. Now, fire has wiped this landmark off the map, surprising the entire community, especially those who tried to save it from the wrecking ball. In 1995, the Essex County Board of Supervisors gave the historic structure to the town of Elizabethtown. Two years later, it was turned over to a developer and refurbished. On Jan. 11, 2011, Hubbard Hall was destroyed by an early-morning fire.

Hubbard Hall as seen in an old postcard as the Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Photo courtesy of Essex County Historical Society/Adirondack History Center Museum

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still burning, Engelhart described the turn of events as “a huge loss.” “Wow,” Engelhart said, still trying to recover from the shock of the news. “It's hard to imagine that street without it. It's a beautiful building. It was well loved by the community.” The county's decision in 1995 to save Hubbard Hall was a turning point for Elizabethtown. “It seemed like it would have been a rash decision (to tear down Hubbard Hall) without going to the private marketplace and give someone time to recover and restore it,” Engelhart said. “It was a successful project, from an economic and restoration/preservation point of view, and the county did the right thing.” Hubbard Hall gets its name from the days

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t's school budget season once again, and the emails and letters to the editor have started up in earnest. Last week, our new editor Keith Lobdell had an excellent piece in this paper describing the efforts being made by Superintendent Gallagher and the school board to keep next year's budget as close to this year's as possible. With state aid looking shaky and unfunded mandates looming ever larger, they've got their work cut out for them. There was also a letter from a couple who reside in Florida but spend half the year in Westport, expressing their wish to be allowed to vote in school elections. This has been the subject of recent widely circulated emails from the same voices we've heard demanding cuts in the school budget. It's an interesting question: should non-resident property owners be allowed to vote in local elections? Traditionally, the answer to that question has been "No." Taxes have traditionally been considered a civic burden, not a financial transaction. In other words, if you pay $X in taxes, that doesn't mean you have a right to

$X in services while the person paying less than $X gets less for their money. The services are there for all, while the burden is assessed according to resources. Taxes don't buy anything, in other words, whether it's services or votes. Instead, taxes provide for civic community, in which we all have both rights and responsibilities. In the past, too, we have operated by the principle of one person, one vote. These may be the traditional approaches that our society has adopted, but all around us there are signs that this might be changing. And society is allowed to change the norms and standards by which it governs itself. So—maybe it's time to reassess some of these assumptions. Let me know what you think. Finally, there will be a Blood Bank at the Wadhams Church of Christ on Monday, Jan. 17, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Church and the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company. Last time they had 14 donors. A good turnout, but they'd like your help in raising the number.



ur area started the New Year off with plenty of news items. It started on Jan. 3, with first new baby born at CVPH was Logan John Pulsifer, he is the first born to Briana and Jessie Pulsifer of Essex. Logan came along a little earlier than planned, but as long as no other baby was coming forth, he must have thought will I will step forward and get this year started. Congratulations and hope you enjoy your new son. Then on Jan. 7 we had an early morning emergency, a propane leak at the Senior Housing Units. The 12 tenants and their pets had to evacuated in the early morning hours, along with the just arriving school children, who were turned around and taken back home. They also had to remove a few people from their home with in a half mile radius. There were some pretty tense minutes until everyone was removed to safety. We do have a wonderful Emergency plan to put into place in such situations, and the emergency personal did a wonderful job. I went to visit several tenants at Senior Housing on Sunday



here’s a new person working at the town hall by the name of Kelly Petrie, who was appointed secretary to the supervisor at the town’s annual organizational meeting. Kelly, who lives in Whallonsburg, is from Peru and also serves as the secretary to the planning board. She has experience in Peru’s town government and seems like a very pleasant and capable person. Stop by and welcome her to our town. Other appointments include Grace Drummond as deputy town clerk, and Ed Hoskins as animal control officer. Mr. Hoskins, also a resident of Whallonsburg, is the husband of our very fine town clerk, Audrey Hoskins. Ms. Drummond has served the town for many years in all sorts of roles. Her spouse is former town supervisor Bill Drummond. The town board is expected to act this week on appointing a zoning officer and a new board member, to replace Steve Sayward, who resigned to become town justice. Work at the Essex Inn looks like it’s nearNY Times Says Are






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nother quiet week here in Keeseville which really isn’t a bad thing. It just means you have to put up with my philosophical musings. Now I’m going through a tremendous amount of change in my life right now and it’s actually turning into a very good thing and it has made me take many things into consideration, my choice of residence being one of them. All in all as I’ve mentioned here many times I am very happy with my decision to move to Keeseville. Honestly other than the lack of a Chinese restaurant I can find all I need within walking distance of my house. We have great restaurants, a phenomenal grocery store and Arnolds, Family Dollar and Keeseville Pharmacy/Radio Shack for other basic needs, a wonderful hardware store, a video store and truly incredible library for entertainment. But our community goes way beyond just this. We have numerous active Churches of various denominations which are quite active in the community. The Chesterfield Rod and

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ing completion. Painters and carpenters are busy, the landscaping is in place, but the heavy construction of last summer is over. Except for the columns out front, it seems like every part of this rambling building has been extensively renovated. The town will have an elegant hotel and restaurant when it’s all finished, and perhaps Main Street will get more lively. There’s going to be a winter barn dance at the Whallonsburg Grange next Saturday, Jan. 22. This is a benefit for the Lakeside Preschool and will feature a live band from Vermont, and a caller. I’m told Phish auditioned for this gig, but they couldn’t keep a steady beat. The fun starts a 5 with a pasta dinner for only $5, followed by dancing at 6:30. There will be instructors on hand and a $10 donation is suggested. I sent out my seed order this week, filled with optimism for another great growing season. Seed catalogs are highly seductive, and I have to admit to being a sucker for anything unusual.

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and all that I got to see, expressed so many thanks and much appreciation for how well they were treated and cared for on a timely basis during this event. Then I learned that several of Steve Benway’s family have gone off to Florida to run in the Disney Marathon on Jan 9. Both Steve and Jackie will be entered in the run, with several family members there to cheer them on, what a feat, we wish them well. I also got the word that we have to once again move the medical equipment that we loan out. This needs to be done with in the next couple of weeks and we are looking for a place to store them until we can hopefully establish a permanent home for them. If anyone knows of a medium size room, easy to get to when needed and we really need the space to be donated, probably until spring. If you have any ideas or offers contact Janice Allen or the town hall. Happy Birthday to: Marion James Jan. 17, Peggy Hunn Jan. 18, Ruth Young Jan. 18, Grace Uhlig Jan. 19, Cecile McVicker Jan. 19, Doug Young Jan. 19, Riat Devan Jan. 19, Bonnie Hathaway Jan. 21.

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riting this weekly column has seemed to bring good luck to every pup that we have featured! All three pups were adopted the same week their story was printed! We really hope we can keep the trend going when we introduce you to Brooklyn. She is a Pit Bull/German Shepherd mix, about 5 months old. She is a great girl with lots of love to give! She is great with dogs, kids, and cats. She would love nothing more than a human to love with lots of toys and a comfy dog bed. Please consider giving this sweet girl a chance. She has been with us for too long and is so deserving of a home to call her own! This week we thought we would focus on a breed of pups with a bad reputation. The American Pit Bull Terrier seems to us, to be the one breed that people tend to shy away from because they have kids and are worried about their well being. Did you know: Pit Bulls are heroes! America's first war dog was a Pit Bull named Stubby. He earned several medals during World War I

and was honored at the White House, a Pit Bull named Bogart saved a 4-year-old child from drowning in a swimming pool in Florida, and Dixie, the Pit Bull, was inducted Brooklyn into the Georgia Animal Hall of Fame after she saved some children from a Cottonmouth snake. Pit Bulls are also one of the most stable people-friendly dogs in existence. The National Canine Temperament Testing Association tested 122 breeds, and Pit Bulls placed the fourth highest with a 95 percent passing rate! Before you judge a pup by its breed, please take a minute to meet him, you may be surprised to find a loving and loyal companion for life!






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his week the NCSPCA would like to announce an upcoming benefit event that is sure to be enjoyable. Birds of Prey with Mark Manske of Adirondack Raptors. It will be held at the Whallonsburg Grange on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Come see and learn about these fascinating birds up close. Mark has been banding raptors for Paris

Trail committee to meet WESTPORT — The CATS Trail Committee will meet Saturday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bill Amadon’s house on Lakeshore Road in Essex. Discussion will include the Trail Adopter Program, potential new trails, trail stewardship, and upcoming priorities. Amadon’s house is at 1446 Lakeshore Road, 4 miles south of Essex, 6.5 miles north of Westport. It is a two-story brick house with an orange-red barn with grazing sheep and a llama. The meeting is open to all — if you plan to attend, please reply to this e-mail.

‘The Social Network’ on tap WILLSBORO — The Champlain Valley Film Society will present “The Social Network” on Saturday, Jan. 22, at Willsboro Central School at 7:30 p.m. The movie is rated PG-13 and tickets are $5 per person and $2 for under 18.

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CATS sets hike to Poke-O-Moonshine WESTPORT — On Sunday, Jan. 16, CATS and Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine will have a tracking hike in the Lost Oak Valley at Poke-O-Moonshine from 9:30 a.m. until about 1 p.m. The entrance to an old jeep trail which is on the west side of NYS Route 9 between Lewis and Keeseville, about one mile south of the closed Pok-O-Moonshine State Campground. It is at the bottom of a hill. Coming from the south, it is about 3.5 miles north of Trout Pond Road on Route 9. Those interested are asked to bring Snowshoes, lunch, and water. Skis are okay, but if you bring them, it is a good idea to snowshoe in and then ski out. Those interested can RSVP by e-mail at

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1881 Essex County Republican WESTPORT— Some of the young people from Wadhams Mills and vicinity thought it would be pleasant to get up a surprise party, have a nice ride, and visit Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chamberlain of Essex. After some trouble on the part of the gentlemen in procuring ladies brave enough to face the cold, with the thermometer several degrees below zero, we at last succeeded, and started about seven for Mr. Chamberlain’s. Arriving there about eight, the first surprise awaited our party, for we found our friends away, having gone to Essex village to attend a watch meeting, never thinking they were to have a watch meeting at their own home. Not disheartened by this unexpected turn of affairs, it was proposed we go after Mr. and Mrs. C. and bring them home, and in spite of cold, we were at once enroute again, this time with better luck, for we found our friends, and soon we all were ready for the drive back. Some thinking they would be first at Mr. Chamberlain’s, started off, but for lack of guide boards lost their way, and were some time in getting around, so the first were last. One load must have been star gazing, for we hear they succeeded in spilling themselves out on level grounds, and snow banks could not haven the excuse, but accidents will happen, yet they do come to light when intended to be kept dark. Jack Frost had fine sport with nearly all the party, but alas for Charley, having only one girl, he soon forgot about the ear on the oppo-site side of his head, till Jack Frost reminded him he had it just in his hands. He has the sym-pathy of all…

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Working even harder for our readers at Denpubs I sincerely hope you’ve noticed some improvements to your free community newspaper recently. Through the last several months our senior managers and editors have been discussing our papers’ news content and how we can best serve the communities where we distribute the papers. In most of those communities fewer than 20 percent of the homes receive a daily newspaper. Between radio and television broadcast schedules and limited high speed Internet connections in our rural areas, it may be difficult to keep up on all the local news. Since our newspapers reach nearly 100 percent of the homes in the region and are read regularly by 83 percent of those homes according to our 2010 CVC Readership Audit, no other medium can match the saturation coverage we provide each week. Additionally, the major benefit to a weekly newspaper in these fast-paced times is the simple fact that we fit around your schedule, not you around us, which is why our publications consistently earn high readership marks. In our recent self analysis, we realized we needed to — and can do — a better, more efficient job at covering and reporting local news. A few locally written articles and a couple of press releases just aren’t good enough, especially in these times. We need to provide a complete recap of all the major news affecting the area, a better sports roundup, more photographs, death and birth notices and unique human-interest features generated by our news staff. We also reached the conclusion that our editorial staff needed to work more as a news-gathering team rather than stand-alone reporters with little or no connection to each other. The first step in our reclamation process was to empower our Managing Editor John Gereau by removing the many chore functions he handles daily and allowing him greater control over the news staff. John began his news career with the Times of Ti before moving on to the Post Star as one of their lead reporters. To assist John we’ve recently hired Andy Flynn, former VIC public relations director and former managing editor for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News. Andy will serve as John’s immediate backup and will share administrative duties while bringing his many years of writing and editing to our solid local team. We anticipate his influence over our local coverage will take shape quickly in the near future. Keith Lobdell has rejoined the team af-

ter spending several years as editor of the Whitehall Times, part of the Manchester Newspaper Group. In the short time Keith has been back at the helm of the Valley News, we’ve seen a sharp increase in story count and improved sports coverage. Keith’s impact on the northern papers has made quite an impression on how to crank out news copy and cover a wide region. Joining Lobdell in our northern group is Jeremiah Papineau, Sarah Cronk, and Chris Morris. Rounding out our news team to the south are 30-plus year veterans Fred Herbst, Thom Randall, and Lindsay Yandon and photographer Nancy Frasier. While most major newspapers are reducing staff and tightening their news coverage, at the same time they are losing subscribers and increasing the amount they charge for the new. At Denton we believe, with the continued support of the business community, we can increase employment and our news coverage while providing, free delivery of the local news both in print and online. The major difference between our approach and that of the major dailies in the area revolves around ownership. We are locally owned and managed versus corporately owned by entities who have little or no roots to the community and whose first priority must be to their out-of-town shareholders not their local readers, advertisers or employees. These are difficult times we are all going through and more and more it’s becoming a Goliath world, with small momand-pop local businesses giving way to large corporate chains. Our goal here at Denton Publications is to remain strong, serve our communities and continue the tradition of a free press here in the North Country. Dan Alexander is the owner and publisher of Denton Publications. He can be reached at

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deranged loners with telekinetic powers were central to all of their plots), and I had wild notions about embarking on a career after graduaanuary is named for Janus, the Roman tion. god of bleak, gray days that make even A career in what? As the second semester of the most well-balanced North Country my sophomore year approached, I didn’t know resident want to catch the first flight to Florida – so I self-reflected. I quickly realized that I’d – or, lacking the funds to secure passage on said only ever done well at one thing: school. It flight, stick his (or her) head in a gas oven. The seemed logical, then, that I become a teacher. I well-off yet still bummed-out North Country imagined that, as part of my training, I’d get to resident might even consider catching the first spend long hours studying history’s great eduBy Dan Leonidas flight to Florida and then sticking his (or her) cators, like Mr. Feeny (and, to a lesser extent, head in a gas oven. Mr. Turner) from the 90s sitcom “Boy Meets World.” But back to Janus! According to Wikipedia – the greatest, An hour into the first meeting of my first education class, most awesome research tool God has ever given mankind – however, the professor hadn’t mentioned Mr. Feeny once, Janus has two heads. One looks back at the past and one and I realized I’d imagined wrong. When I got the syllabus, looks forward to the future. which featured yawn-inducing words like “curriculum” and Fittingly, many “self-reflective” types – by which I mean “rubrics,” I resolved to drop the class at the first opportunilosers who do things like practice yoga and read books – ty. spend January thinking about how they’ve gotten where I did and, unlike Janus, I haven’t looked back since. Today, they are, and how they can use their past experiences to help I’m proud to say that I have two successful careers! Not only them achieve their goals. do I fill out surveys online, I also sell my plasma as often as Back when I was a stupid college student, I fancied myself medically possible. one of these self-reflective types. True, I didn’t practice yoga, Dan Leonidas makes shallow observations. He can be reached at but I did read books (never mind that space aliens and/or or

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more information on paddle tennis on our website. 42nd Street – rehearsals begin mid-January for the performance in April. Paper Crafter ’s Day – Feb. 12, 9:30 – 4:00. An event for stampers and scrapbookers. A whole day of paper crafting, demonstrations, door prizes, goodie bags, lunch and more. Registration is $35 by JANUARY 25. Please contact the Center for more information. Adventure Racing Trip – Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. For our teen members. Cost is $10 by Feb 18; $20 if you register after Feb 18.

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Lakewood seniors, residents pleased with response to propane leak By Keith Lobdell WILLSBORO — Sitting around a table, the ladies exchanged stories, sipped from their paper coffee cups, and waited on the latest news. It was not the usual gathering at Lakewood Apartments in Willsboro, however, because this gathering was taking place at the Willsboro Volunteer Fire Department, and not by choice. The 12 residents of Lakewood Apartments, along with several other local properties, were evacuated from the area around 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, when a pipe that supplied the senior housing complex with propane was found to be leaking. Some of the residents were up for the day when members of the Willsboro Volunteer Fire Department started the evacuation procedure, while some had to be woken up. “I was on my couch asleep, snoozing away,” Betty Sayward, a resident at Lakewood, said. “Then I heard that someone was there knocking at my door. I opened it and there was the fireman who told me that I had to get out of the place.” “I had a neighbor knocking on my door and asking me if I had heard about what was going on,” Betty’s daughter-in-law, Janet, said. “I came down to the fire station and came in to find her and there they all were having doughnuts and coffee.”

Several furry friends were evacuated along with their owners from Lakewood Apartments. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Other residents also recounted their Friday morning. “They came around and told us to get up and helped us get over to the fire station,” Sadie Hams said. “I had just gotten done with my washing,” Ethel Doyle said. “I was going back to my apartment when a fireman came in and stopped me and told me that I had to get out.”

Along with the residents, several pets made their way from the apartments to the fire station. “I opened my door because I could hear all of the commotion,” Patti James said. “They came by and told me I had to go, but I told them I was not leaving without my cat.” However, not all the pets were brought over. “I got a bird that I had to leave there,” Grace Martin said. “I just hoped that he didn’t get too cold while I was gone.” While at the fire station, the residents were taken care of by members of the Willsboro VFD auxiliary. “We usually do coffee and doughnuts for the firemen during a major event, but this time we have also been working with the seniors who are here,” Mae Mero, president of the auxiliary, said. “We did this during the ice storm for four days to help people out as well as the firemen, but that was the last time we did something like this with so many people involved.” The seniors said they were appreciative of the service rendered to them by the firemen and the auxiliary. “They were all so great,” Dorothy Hoke said. “The firemen were very good and brought us over in the ambulance.” “They helped us all over,” Hams said. “It has actually turned out to be a good day,” Rose Fine said. “There are some parts that were boring, but they have taken really

good care of us over here.” “My feet were so cold, and a girl took off her socks and gave them to me to put on,” Martin said. “It worked good,” Mero said. “Everyone did their share.” Other residents found out about the situation through the scanner. “We first heard it on the scanner,” said Ron Baker, who was evacuated from his home. “Then, the fireman came around and said that we had to evacuate and we saw that the fire department was over at the apartments.” Along with residents, Willsboro Central School was also evacuated as a precautionary measure. “I think we did a great job with our evacuation and it was very smooth and very efficient,” said school superintendent Stephen Broadwell. “We had our students out of here in about 40 minutes.” Broadwell said there was an alteration to the original evacuation plan based on where the threat was located. “We altered the traditional plan and loaded from the back of the school on individual busses to make sure had building between us and senior center,” Broadwell said. “Transportation did a great job getting here in a timely fashion while we housed students in gym. The teachers were phenomenal and staff did a great job calling parents and getting everything in place. We’re very glad everything turned out well.”

DEC gives OK to county hatchery to sell By Jon Alexander CROWN POINT — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has put its stamp of approval on a proposal that would allow Essex County to sell surplus fish from its fish hatchery. While hashing out the 2011 county budget late last year, county officials openly discussed shuttering the facility, which annually costs $280,000 to operate and is in need of another $100,000 in renovations. But seeking to save the facility after local fisherman cried foul, County Chairman Randy Douglas began lobbying DEC to overturn longstanding deed restrictions that barred the county from turning a profit on the fish it raises.

“It looks like it’s going to happen,” Douglas said Monday, Jan. 10. DEC spokeswoman Lori Severino said Monday that DEC has approved the change, provided that the bulk of county fish continue to go to publicly accessible waters. “DEC is okay if Essex County hatchery sells fish provided the preponderance of the fish reared there are stocked into publicly accessible waters,” she said. “To do that, OGS will have to amend the terms of the patent through their office.” The move would allow Essex County to sell surplus fish to private groups for a profit. County officials hope the move lessens the burden of the hatchery’s operation on the local tax base. Officials said OGS is currently reviewing the proposal.

Essex County public defender pleads for more help By Jon Alexander ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County Public Defender Brandon Boutelle begged supervisors Monday for more help as the number of cases moving through his office annually continue to rise. Boutelle told the county’s Public Safety Committee that in 2010 he and his lone assistant handled a whopping 958 cases – about 85 percent of the total number opened in the county. According to Boutelle, area judges –

like Essex County Court Judge Richard Meyer – have begun noticing a decline in the level of representation defendants are receiving. “He thought that we were getting to the point where our caseload is starting to affect our ability to provide representation to the folks coming before him,” he said. Boutelle pleaded for the addition of another lawyer in his office, arguing that it would greatly improve constitutionally required public defense. Several supervisors argued that a part-time addition may be the most cost-effective.


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Women’s expo set in Keeseville KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Elks Lodge will host the first Women’s Business Expo Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. “It’s a chance for women to come in and network with other women in business and see what there is out there,” Mary Dixon, who organized the event, said. “There are 15 vendors who have signed up for tables and the event is open to the public.” Dixon said most of the businesses that have signed up to be vendors at the event are direct-sell businesses, but there were a few “site” businesses. “We have Just Call Me Cupcake, which does work out of her home,” Dixon said. “We also have the Fashion Exchange and Bosworth Tavern Antiques and Photography.” Dixon said there will be numerous door


prizes and drawings throughout the day, which will also help benefit a local nonprofit. “The admission for the event is a nonperishable food item that will be given to the JCEO pantry here in Keeseville,” Dixon said. For more information on the first Women’s Business Expo at the Keeseville Elks Lodge, call Dixon at 593-5403.

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Flynn, Hardman join Denton staff By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Denton Publications recently announced the hiring of a new assistant managing editor and account executive in the Tri-Lakes region. “We are thrilled to welcome Andy Flynn and Kristen B. Hardman to the Denton Publications team and bringing their experience and knowledge of the region to our community newspapers,” Daniel Alexander, publisher and owner of Denton Publications, said.

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Andy Flynn is an author and publisher living in Saranac Lake who was hired as the assistant managing editor Jan. 3. “I am excited to begin working with Dan Alexander, Managing Editor John Gereau and their editorial staff,” Flynn said. “With six community newspapers in the region, a dedicated support staff, a winning distribution strategy, and the recent investment in staff and technology, Denton Publications is uniquely poised to re-invent news coverage in northern New York for the 21st century, both in print and online.” Flynn is an award-winning journalist, garnering merits of excellence from the National Newspaper Association, New York Newspaper Publishers Association and the New York Press Association (NYPA) for photography, headline writing, editorial writing, news writing, feature writing, front-page layout and community service reporting. While the staff writer at the Lake Placid News, he was named the 1996 NYPA Writer of the Year for weekly New York state newspapers with circulation under 10,000. In 2004, Flynn founded Hungry Bear Publishing and self-published his first book, “New York State’s Mountain Heritage: Adirondack Attic, Volume 1,” and his catalog now includes six Adirondack Attic books. From 2003 to 2009, Andy wrote a weekly Adirondack history column –

“Adirondack Attic” – for several newspapers in northern New York. In 2010, he began producing the “Adirondack Attic” radio show, which airs monthly on North Country Public Radio. For the column and radio series, Andy works with curators at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake to tell stories about the facility’s artifact collections. Andy currently operates Hungry Bear Publishing with his wife, Dawn, publishing the Adirondack Attic book series and the Meet the Town community guides. From 2001 to 2009, he was employed as the Senior Public Information Specialist at the Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in Paul Smiths. Prior to the VIC, he was a writer and managing editor for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake and the Lake Placid News, a correspondent for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, an announcer for WNBZ 1240-AM in Saranac Lake, and a general assignment news reporter and radio documentary producer for North Country Public Radio in Canton. He is a graduate of the SUNY College at Fredonia and the Tupper Lake High School.

Kristen B. Hardman Hardman has been a full-time resident of the Adirondacks for 20 years. Together with husband, Jim, she owns and operates the Woodruff House Bed and Breakfast in Elizabethtown and also runs a seasonal shop in Willsboro, Cornerstone Rustic Gallery. Hardman also works with interior decorating and home staging, along with the art of preparing houses to sell, as hobbies. “I'm delighted to be representing Denton Publications in the Tri-Lakes area,” Hardman said. “As a small business owner myself, I understand how tough it can be, especially now. It's no secret marketing budgets are as slim as ever. Helping folks determine the best use of those dollars is what I enjoy most. My clients know I only pitch what I think will work best.”

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Adirondack Grand senior housing facility still in planning stages By Keith Lobdell WESTPORT — A new housing facility to support seniors who are interested in both independent and assisted living may come to Westport by the end of 2012. Adirondack Grand, a project started in 2009 by Bessboro Builders owner Dick Sherman and set to be built on the Westport Industrial Park which he also owns, is still in the development stages. “We are in the process of connecting the management and developer with the lawyer to get everything together so we can proceed with the process,” Sherman said. “The feasibility study for the project was completed in the summer of 2009 and the business plan was ready in November of the same year. Once we get through all of the logistics, then we will be eligible to start looking for investments.” Sherman has been working with the Westport town board on the project because the complex would require the extension of the current town sewer system, which may be able to be funded through grants. “This project actually makes it possible for the funding for the town sewer extension because of the job creation possibilities,” Sherman said, estimating that the new complex would provide at least 40 new jobs to the town.

The development plan for Adirondack Grand, an assisted and independent living complex that is expected to be built in the Westport industrial park by the end of 2012. Sherman said the housing would be according to varying needs. “This is a three-part thing,” he said. “You are looking at independent living facilities, assisted living facilities and memory care facilities, some of which take special care and people to provide the services. You are looking at providing people who are specialized in those fields, along with chefs,

wait staff cleaning crews, management, promotional services - there is a very broad range of needs that can be filled here.” Sherman said he started looking for a way to use the land in the industrial park when he decided that looking for outside businesses was not going to be successful. “We really struggled with that,” he said. “We pursued a lot of different avenues, we

would reach a certain point and they would all just fall away. The reality then set in that Clinton County, while they were helping to promote us, had all of these facilities already in place and trying to compete with those things was just futile.” Sherman also said there may have been another reason the companies were not coming to the site. “I really feel that this project is inspired,” he said. “It was all from God. It hit me like a ton of bricks. It has been full steam ahead from there.” Sherman said he is looking forward to the next phases of the project and bringing Adirondack Grand to life. “You need to take the experience that you have had an make it happen,” Sherman said. “We are going to take the steps one at a time and not worry about what is going to happen down the road until we get to that point. It would be wonderful to have this all done by the end of 2012, and I have strong hopes that we are going to be able to put this all together and start work the fall of this year.” Sherman said that as far as investors, he wanted to make sure that those who wanted to be a part of the project had the same passion for the work as he has. “We are looking for people who have a passion about this kind of care, this project and this town,” he said.

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ECH adds cardiac rehab service ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Community Hospital is adding cardiac rehabilitation to its ever-growing service lineup. The program will accept patients beginning in early February at the Elizabethtown Community Health Center, across from the main hospital building. Cardiac rehabilitation is a program that helps people develop heart health through education, physical activity, and lifestyle modification. It is coordinated by a physician and involves exercise physiologists, pharmacists, dieticians, nurses and the patient’s family. Cardiac rehab is not reserved for those who’ve suffered a heart attack. It is a program designed for people who’ve recently experienced bypass surgery, stent placement, valve repair, heart transplant, angina or angioplasty. Generally, cardiac rehabilitation is a treatment program for Meredith King, RN, consults with a patient during a workout. individuals who need to improve The hospital’s high-tech equipment helps to monitor patheir heart health. It requires tients’ progress. physician referral. “After a heart issue, patients feel very vulnerable and may be reluctant to them to remain where they’re most comfortexert themselves,” said Meredith King, RN. able and reduces the need for travel. Being “Something as simple as walking to the part of this new program and using technolmailbox can create anxiety. This program ogy to help patients regain their physical cateaches people to be confident in their abil- pabilities is very exciting.” The facility is also equipped with a wireity to recover and live as normally as possiless patient monitoring system to ensure ble.” It is a team approach, designed to help a that each patient is exercising their heart at patient transition from a significant heart is- an appropriate level. The monitoring system sue to a situation where he or she feels con- consists of a series of electrodes attached to fident performing daily tasks. It also in- each patient and a centralized computer that cludes information to help patients modify records the data. Nurses and exercise phystheir lifestyle to help to reduce future risk. iologists will be equipped with wireless Components of a cardiac rehabilitation pro- handheld devices to record each patient’s vigram are based on an individual treatment tal signs at regular intervals; this informaplan for each patient. It includes physician tion will also be transmitted to the central computer, providing real-time information. prescribed exercise, individualized educaAccording to Rob DeMuro, ECH chief of tion and ongoing assessment of each pamedical staff, cardiac rehabilitation is an imtient’s goals. portant service for many local residents. The program will take advantage of the hospital’s technologically advanced capa- “Before the establishment of cardiac rehab at bilities. The hospital’s telemedicine pro- our facility, patients were required to travel significant distances to take part in a rehagram will be expanded to include virtual visits with Cardiologist Dr. Joel Wolkowicz, bilitation program; and often at significant who is overseeing the program. “I’m de- personal expense. Offering a program in our lighted to be involved in this program,” local community provides the opportunity commented Wolkowicz. “Technology inno- for increased rest and recuperation,” he vations such as telemedicine require us to said. “It’s vitally important that our area resthink about healthcare in new ways. Meet- idents have access to this important service ing with patients from a distance allows close to home.”

Erosion control workshop set ELIZABETHTOWN — On friday, Feb. 4, the Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District will present the required fourhour Erosion and Sediment Control training for contractors and developers in Westport. The training will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Essex County Fairgrounds at 3 Cisco Street. The training will be present-

ed by Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District Staff. This training is required for all contractors working on projects that disturb more than one acre of soil and have a stormwater permit from the DEC. The permit will require that contractors moving dirt at those sites to have at least one employee to have a card showing course completion by May 1, 2010. The cards will be good for three years. Call 962-8225 for info.

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Elizabethtown Thrift Shop upstairs at Deer’s Head Inn Restaurant

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Any questions Re: Thrift Shop Call 873-6415 or Email: Hours: Tues. 11am - 5pm • Thurs. 11am - 7pm • Sat. 3pm - 5pm Catherine Sprague works in the Westport Depot, site of the Depot Theatre and AmTrak station. The town has officially endorsed plans by the Depot Theatre to get the building placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Depot looks for historic recognition By Keith Lobdell WESTPORT — When they first moved in, the Depot Theatre had a lot of work to do. Now, over 30 years later, their work may soon be rewarded with a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Chris Casquilho, managing director of the Depot Theatre, said the company is in the process of finalizing an application to be considered for the register. “Jenny Jones-Cavanaugh started up this application process 12 years ago,” Casquilho said. “I was looking through the work last year and we decided that we should take this up again and get it done.” The theatre recently received the support of the Westport town board, which voted to endorse the quest to gain historic recognition at its board meeting on Dec. 16. “We needed to get that letter of endorsement and they passed the measure and sent a letter of endorsement that will be used as part of the application,” said Casquilho. “We have a bunch of letters of recommendation from a number of agencies and historic organizations, as well.” As part of the application, Casquilho said there were four criteria that a site should meet in order to be considered for the register. He said there were two in particular that

the depot fit perfectly into. “There was one that dealt with the site being associated with events that are significant in the local history and another that has to do with the building embodying historical characteristics,” Casquilho said. As far as the depot being involved with historical events, Casquilho pointed out that the building was built during the golden age of rail transportation and has been used as a key station along the Canadian-Pacific Railway. “It was a great era of train transportation when this station was constructed in 1876,” Casquilho said. “This has been an important line all the while. Westport has had a lot of big guests who have used ts depot, and it was a key shuttling station during the Olympics in 1980 and I’m sure in 1932 as well.” Casquilho added that the improvements that have been made to the building since the depot took over in 1979 have also been impressive and added to the historical value of the property. “It has been re-invented and re-invigorated with energy ever since,” Casquilho said. “There have been significant investments made here by the Depot Theatre, AmTrak, and the New York State Council on the Arts. To get historic recognition would validate a lot of those efforts.”

LCB Community set to plan for festivities CROWN POINT — The Lake Champlain Bridge Coalition announced today the formation of the Lake Champlain Bridge Community (LCB Community). The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has entrusted the Coalition and LCB Community to create, plan and lead the public festivities that will celebrate the replacement and re-opening of the Lake Champlain Bridge. The celebration will also showcase the reunited regional communities of Addison, Vt. and Crown Point, N.Y. The LCB Community will hold a public meeting on Monday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. at the

Crown Point Historic Site Museum. The purpose of the public meeting is to encourage area residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to join the LCB Community and become involved in the celebration planning by serving on a committee, volunteering time or offering ideas. If anyone is unable to attend this meeting, they are still welcome to join the LCB Community or offer their ideas for the event. The date of the bridge re-opening is yet to be announced by New York’s and Vermont’s transportation departments and Flatiron Construction.



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Fire Continued from page 1

The roof of Hubbard Hall collapsed after firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze Jan. 11.

Wadhams firefighters Bruce Misarski and Zak Saulsgiver coated with ice crystals.

Hubbard Continued from page 3 when it was used by North Country Community College (NCCC), yet the building's history spans 170 years. The year was 1840. Martin Van Buren was president of the United States. Elizabethtown lawyer Augustus C. Hand was one of New York's 41 Congressmen serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1839-1841) alongside future President Millard Fillmore. Orlando Kellogg (1809-1865) was a young lawyer in Elizabethtown and had just built a house a short distance away from the Essex County Courthouse. That house, the Kellogg House, would eventually become known as Hubbard Hall. From 1840 to 1844, Kellogg was the Surrogate of Essex County, replacing Rep. Hand, who served in that position from 1831 to 1839. Kellogg served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1847 to 1849

Those traveling into Elizabethtown were welcomed by a thick cloud of smoke coming from the Hubbard Hall fire.

alongside future President Abraham Lincoln and again from 1863 until his death in 1865. The Kellogg House was renovated in the 1890s as a Queen Annestyle home and was used as a residence until 1921. In 1921, the Kellogg House became the Elizabethtown Community House, Inc., predecessor of the current Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH), according to the ECH Web site. The building was used in the early 1920s as a medical and surgical treatment facility. In 1924, it became headquarters for the Essex County Children's Agent. In 1926, the Elizabethtown Community House changed its name to the Elizabethtown Community Hospital and served as a non-profit voluntary hospital until October 1967, when the hospital moved to Park Street. In the 1930s, an additional wing was built at the Kellogg House to better serve the hospital's patients. Jenifer Kuba, archivist at the Essex County Historical Society

Photos by Keith Lobdell

Frigid temperatures hampered the efforts of firefighters as the mercury dipped to near zero. Water turned almost immediately to ice, which caked to the walls of the structure as the persistent flames raged on inside. Also on-scene were New York State Police and Essex County Sheriffs officers, with fire police blocking traffic along Main Street at the intersections of Water Street and High Street. Those making their normal morning commute to school and to work at the county office buildings were rererouted around the area to Route 9N. Essex County Fire Coordinator Donald Jaquish said the call for the fire came in to Essex County Dispatch at 6:59 a.m., and was called in by the county buiilings and grounds supervisor, David Decker. Jaquish said there was a team of fire investigators on the scene and ready to start their investigation once the fire was extinguished. “We have a team assembling right now,” said Jaquish at about 10:30 a.m. “We’re not going to go in when it is on fire, but as soon as we can extinguish the fire, then we will go in and conduct our investigation.” Jaquish said the attack to contain the fire did not include an entrance by firefighters into the building due to the age of the building and number of times it had been renovated. “An interior attack was not performed because it is a maze inside,” Jaquish said. “It’s been renovated so many times. It is very cut up and there are all kinds of alcoves, rooms and hallways that it would be very

based at the Adirondack History Center Museum, was driving from her Schroon Lake home to work in Elizabethtown when she found out Hubbard Hall was on fire, and she immediately thought about the museum’s membership. “I thought about how many people we know who are members, and how many of those people were born at Hubbard Hall,” Kuba said. “It’s devastating to the community in that sense.” In 1969, Elizabethtown Community Hospital donated the building to NCCC. The former hospital was renamed Hubbard Hall in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hustus Hubbard of Elizabethtown, original donors of the property and founding members of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital, and used by NCCC as an extension or branch campus, opening for classes in September 1970. With the help of inmates from the Adirondack Correctional Facility, NCCC refurbished the building in 1984. Facing a budget shortfall and declining

enrollment, NCCC officials decided to vacate Hubbard Hall at the end of 1990. Several agencies shared the space with NCCC at the time, including the Essex County Arts Council, Literacy Volunteers of America, Essex County Mental Health, the Northern New York Center for Conflict Resolution, and New York State Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation. In early 1991, Essex County took over Hubbard Hall and used it as office space for several county and non-profit agencies until New York state condemned the building in 1993.

Save Hubbard Hall Essex County found new office space for its Public Health nurses after the New York Department of State Codes Division condemned Hubbard Hall, but the Board of Supervisors was left with a decision to either tear down the historic building, which was deemed too costly to bring up to code, or hand it over to a private developer to re-

risky to send a team in there to try and do an interior attack until we can clear it.” Jaquish said he was pleased with the response and work that was performed by the fire departments. “That’s what they practice to do,” Jaquish said. “We have mutual aid drills and this is what they learn through that drilling.” Hubbard Hall, which is located a few hundred feet from the Essex County Complex and currently owned by Jeffery Langford, was built around 1840 as the home of Orlando Kellogg, Sr. The building was also the site of the Elizabethtown Community House, which was the predecessor of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital. The building was refurbished in 1997, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The building most recently housed several shops and offices. One organization with offices in the building, St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center ’s Elizabethtown branch office, will try to schedule patients that had appointments through their office in Ticonderoga. “Those who had appointments for the Elizabethtown site can call our Ticonderoga office at 585-7934 to arrange things,” Jim Grant, communications and development manager with St. Joseph’s, said. Grant said that while it was too early to know what was going to happen, the organization would look to continue to provide their services. “We are working now with Steve Valley, the services director, and looking for a smooth transition into a new facility,” Grant said. store it. A group of about a dozen citizens called the Rediscover Elizabethtown Association fought to save Hubbard Hall in 1995, as members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors were mulling over its options. Other historic preservationists followed their lead. Adirondack Architectural Heritage, based in Keeseville, put Hubbard Hall on its Endangered Properties List, which is a list of historic and architectural landmarks that are in danger of being lost if something is not done soon. The grass roots effort worked. In October 1995, Essex County handed Hubbard Hall over to town of Elizabethtown officials, who were eager to flip it to the private sector and get the building back on the tax rolls. Saratoga developer Darren Tracy did just that. In November 1997, the building reopened as an arts-and-crafts gallery and 23 offices with the words “Hubbard Hall” adorning a sign on the front porch.

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Mountaineering Fest set for 15th year in Keene Valley By Keith Lobdell KEENE VALLEY — While the annual Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival has remained small over the past 15 years, its reputation continues to grow. “What has grown is the notoriety of the event,” Vinny McClelland of the Mountaineer in Keene Valley said. “It’s an event that is now known across the nation and it attracts climbers from all over the northeast as well as from Colorado, California and Hawaii.” The 15th annual Mountaineering Festival is set to take place starting Friday, Jan. 14 and run through Monday morning, Jan. 17, giving climbing enthusiasts the change to meet and climb with worldrenown climbers and instructors. “We purposefully keep things small because when you are taking people out for the clinics, you want them to have a good experience and to get a chance to know their instructor,” McClelland said. “Some of these people are world famous in what

they do, and it gives people the chance to get to know them and what drives them.” McClelland added that, as with years past, the event is not only about mountaineering, but also about giving back to the community of Keene and Keene Valley. “It’s a charity event that is a great way to support some local venues, like the school and the fire departments,” he said. The 2011 event will kick off Friday night, Jan. 14, with a slide show by Freddie Wilkinson at Keene Central School at 8 p.m. “Wilkinson is one of the finest alpinists in the world and will take us on his most recent climbing expeditions and talk about his recently published book ‘One Mountain Thousand Summits,’ which he will be signing after his presentation,” McClelland said. “The book is about the tragedy and trials that are faced on K-2.” During the morning hours starting Saturday, there are a number of clinics that will take place in numerous mountaineering areas and skills. While most classes are now full. McClelland said that there were a hand full of clinics on Sunday

morning and Monday morning that have openings. On Saturday, Jan. 15, the evening will start with the annual Keene Valley Fire Department and the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery will be hosting an all-you-caneat spaghetti dinner at the nearby fire hall starting at 5:30 p.m. “That is the big night,” McClelland said. “The dinner is really fun and the fire department does a really great job with it. You will see 200-300 people come on that night. Even if they are not staying for the presentation, they come to support the fire department.” Renowned Exum guide and Teton legend Mark Newcomb will be the featured presenter on Jan. 15, preceded by raffles and a trailer for Jeff Lowe’s new film. The event will be at the school and begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Vermont climber Matt McCormick will present slides and video at 7:30 p.m. at the Keene Valley Fire Hall. For more information on the event or clinic openings, call the Mountaineer at 576-2281 or visit for more information.

Supervisors tabbed for committees By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Thomas Scozzafava knows there will be a lot on his plate this year. The Moriah town supervisor was picked to head the finance committee for the Essex County Board of Supervisors last week, and said deficit reduction remains the top priority for supervisors. “The big issue is going to remain to be deficit reduction and cutting costs without a huge impact on services for the residents of the county,” Scozzafava said. The Moriah supervisor served as the chair of the finance committee for the second half of 2010 and was appointed to the position in 2011 by board chair Randy Douglas of Jay. “The county has to deliver on a lot of mandated services by the state, and the ones that are not mandated are the one’s that our constituents are really big on,” he said. Scozzafava said another key issue will be finding more sources of revenue and improving the sources they already have. “The issue on how much we can increase our sales tax and looking for revenue services will continue to be a huge thing,” Scozzafava said, adding that even with increased revenues and other legislation, there would still need to be a reduction of services of some kind. “I think that the two-percent property tax cap will happen,” he said. “Even with that, though, there will have to be a reduction of services.” Scozzafava said one area the county can cut spending is in positions open through retirements. “Any position that opens up has to really be looked at,” he said. “The least painful way to cut spending is through attrition.” Scozzafava said he was optimistic that economic trends would change in the new year, which would also

be a boost to a county that dealt with major economic issues in 2010. “I am sure that this year will be trying in some ways,” he said. “But you had 2010 where we dealt with a bridge closure and the Moriah Shock situation, and hopefully we will start to see the economy turn around.” Another committee chair that will be looking for ways to generate revenue for the county is Schroon Lake supervisor Cathy Moses, who will lead the economic development committee. “Tourism is a huge component for Essex County and its economy,” Moses said. “We need to coordinate with Albany to make sure that those issues are brought up and taken care of for the people here.” Other committee chairs include county vice-chairman Robert Politi as ways and means chair; Lewis supervisor David Blades as human services chair; Wilmington supervisor Randy Preston as public safety chair; Keene supervisor William Ferebee as Public works chair; Elizabethtown supervisor Noel Merrihew as personnel chair; and Newcomb supervisor George Cannon as legislative chair. Douglas said a lot of thought went into the selection of department chairs, which remained the same from the second half of 2010, when Scozzafava replaced St. Armand supervisor Joyce Morency as the finance chair due to illness. “Tm’s strength is definitely in finance,” Douglas said. “Cathy is always looking for ways to improve the infrastructure and bring more things to the county. You have to look at the strengths of each supervisor and then use them to the best of their abilities.” Douglas said there are several goals for the new year that involve the finance and economic development committees. “Finance has to find a way to do more with less,” he said. “We also need to look at the Empire State Winter Games and see how we are going to pull that off without the state involvement that was there before.”

Ice climbing is one of several clinics that will be offered at the 15th annual Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival this weekend. Photo provided by the Mountaineer

Jay goals center on Main St. By Keith Lobdell Au SABLE FORKS — A few days after detailing his goals for the county, Jay supervisor Randy Douglas did the same for the local community at the town of Jay organizational meeting. Among the topics Douglas brought up during the Thursday, Jan. 6, meeting, was talk of the continuing project to revitalize the Main Street of Au Sable Forks. “We want to continue the improvements with Main Street,” Douglas said. “You can definitely see a difference as you go through there now. We had an event up here with the supervisors after the county organizational meeting, and I had numerous comments on how well Main Street now looks.” Douglas added there have been a number of businesses that have been key players in the renovation project, including the Tahawus Lodge Center, along with the grant that was done through HAPEC. “This grant will be coming to an end, but we will look to be a main part of the next cycle of grants,” Douglas said. Douglas said he is excited to see the finished project. “By the time we are done with installing the patios and benches and fencing, it’s really going to be look-

ing nice,” Douglas said. Along with revitalization, Douglas said the town will continue to keep its budget down. “Over the last seven years, we have averaged less than a two-percent increase in the tax levy, which is very good given this economy,” Douglas said. “One thing I would like to do is look at all of the town properties and see which ones we no longer need and use that chance to get some more revenue for the town.” Douglas also said he wanted to look into the opportunity to have a county recycling station within the town boundaries. He also thanked the members of the town board and employees for their work. “I could not do this job without the members of the board and this staff,” Douglas said. “I appreciate each one of you.” At the beginning of the meeting, the board took a moment to remember former judge and election inspector Ramona Thwaits, who recently passed away. “She was excellent at what she did,” town board member Gerald Hall said. “She was always willing to help put in any way for the community.” “She was well respected in the community and will be missed,” town board member Amy Shalton said.

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Lawmakers try to quell jail closure fears By Keith Lobdell SARANAC LAKE — A pair of state lawmakers were at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast Friday, Jan. 7, covering a wide range of topics during an hour-long question and answer session. Among the issues discussed was the topic of the possibility that local corrections facilities could again be the target of closures under the new administration of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. “I don’t believe so, no,” state Sen. Eliza-

beth “Betty” O.C. Little said when asked if a facility like the Moriah Shock Prison could be on the block again this year after a victorious fight by local lawmakers and private citizens to keep the site open in 2010. “I think that you have to look at the buildings that house these facilities,” Little said to the assembled crowd in the Connector Building at North Country Community College. “These buildings would be of more value someplace else where there are more people and private businesses that could use these building for industry. Up here, there

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State Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, left, and Sen. Betty Little address those attending the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast at North Country Community College Jan. 7. Photo by Keith Lobdell

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Third Age Adult Day Services AutoPros returns to hometown roots of Elizabethtown By Keith Lobdell

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RAY BROOK — A business with Tri-Lakes roots has returned to the area, and plans to be here for the long haul. AutoPros, owned by Rick and Kelly Gates, is now open for business along Rte. 86 in Ray Brook, at the former site of Arctic Cream. “I am a Saranac Lake native, and we had AutoPros up here before,” Rick said. “We went down to Florida for a little while, but now we are back up here and this is where we are staying.” AutoPros specializes in selling of cars that are under $10,000 in price. “All of the cars come with a six-month to one year guarantee,” Rick said. “I wanted to do something that there was a need for, and it seems that there is a need for a store like this that specializes in cars that are under $10,000. Providing quality pre-owned vehicles that are very affordable is the main goal here.” Rick Gates said there is financing available for all levels of credit and credit scores. Kelly Gates said everyone refers to the fact that the business is located on the site of the old Arctic Cream business. Because of the location, the Gates have found several items of memorabilia and antiques that were left at the shop that will now be sold to the public on Saturday, Jan. 29. “There is a lot of local memorabilia,” Kelly said. “There are old hiking books, an old

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yearbook from 1928, several pictures and a TB chair that we found on-site.” In the future, Kelly Gates said the couple hopes to have some retail space available on the site. “I am looking to have a retail business here that I want to say will be open by the summer,” Kelly said. AutoPros are open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and can be contacted for appointments by calling 524-7850.

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The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake will offer a special Cabin Fever Sunday program in North Creek on Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Copperfield Inn. “Let's Eat! Adirondack Food Traditions and Inspirations” will feature Adirondack Museum Curator Hallie Bond and Copperfield Chef Stephen Topper, pictured. The presentation will be held at the Copperfield Inn and will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Cabin Fever Sundays are offered at no charge to museum members or children of elementary school age and younger. The fee for non-members is $5. Refreshments will be served. Information, call 352-7311, ext. 128.

Paul Smith’s College to take over VIC By Chris Morris KEENE VALLEY — A local college has officially taken over the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center. Officials with Paul Smith’s College and the Adirondack Park Agency recently announced the transfer of the VIC building from the state to the college. Additionally, a long-standing lease of the college’s land by the APA was terminated with the transfer — which was made official Dec. 31, 2010. The Paul Smiths and Newcomb VICs were closed last year after being cut from the APA’s budget due to New York’s ongoing fiscal crisis. Paul Smith’s College already owns the lands surrounding the VIC and will now own a 24,500-square-foot public assembly building, including a 158-seat multi-purpose room, and staff offices, as well as exhibit and classroom space. Dr. John W. Mills is president of Paul Smith’s College. He said in a prepared statement that the transfer is good news for the community. Ken Aaron is communications director at Paul Smith’s College. He said the deal removes any doubt about the future of the facilities at the VIC.

“We’re really excited that we’re going to be able to help maintain this community resource,” Aaron said. “It means that as we move forward and work closely with various groups to identify opportunities for future programs at the VIC, the uncertainty surrounding what’s going to happen to that building has been settled.” He adds that the college will continue to work with various groups to find ways to continue programming previously offered by the APA. But Aaron says the college itself will not play an active role in the facilities operation. “That’s going to be up to other organizations and the community to step forward and do that,” he said. “Although we are hoping we can facilitate those discussions moving forward. We hope that in the near future we’ll be able to announce the plans and aspirations of the groups that we’re working with.” Among those local groups that have expressed interest in picking up where the APA left off is the Adirondack Park Institute, who previously stated they would like to continue the educational mission the VIC provided. APA Executive Director Terry Martino says the agency is pleased that a positive outcome has resulted from the closure of the facility.



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Historical Society to present ‘Ice’ lecture Jan. 26 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society will kick off its 2011 “Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture Series Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in Lake Placid. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. with attendees encouraged to come for dinner at 6 p.m. The first program in the four-part series is titled “Adirondack Ice: A Cultural and Natural History” and will be presented by author Caperton Tissot of Saranac Lake, who is pictured. The Winter Lecture Series has been titled “Odds and Ends” in memory of Laura Viscome, a longtime supporter of the Historical Society. Viscome’s weekly “Odds and Ends” column ran in the Lake Placid News for many years and was a great source of information for residents and visitors. Lectures will be offered monthly from January through April 2011. All programs offered in the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s “Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture Series are free and open to the public. The series will continue at Howard Johnson’s Restaurant Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. with “The History of Education in Lake Placid” presented by Ernie Stretton, John Friedlander and Roger Loud. For more information, contact Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society at 523-2529 or

Martens tabbed to head DEC By Chris Morris KEENE VALLEY — The chairman of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s board of directors and president of the Open Space Institute is in-line to become the next commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Joe Martens has been a key figure in some of the state’s most significant Adirondack Park land acquisitions. He has led the Open Space Institute for more than a decade. Martens will take over for acting Commissioner Peter Iwanowicz, who was appointed by former Gov. David Paterson late last year. Paterson fired Pete Grannis in October for a leaked memo blasting the governor ’s plans to layoff some 200 DEC employees. Just this week, Grannis was named to a high profile post at the state Comptroller ’s Office. This will be the second time Martens has worked for a Cuomo, having served at deputy secretary for energy and the environment under Gov. Mario Cuomo. In a prepared statement, Cuomo said Martens has a strong background in fighting to protect the environment, noting that as commissioner Martens will bring “the highest level of stewardship” to the state’s natural resources. Reaction to Cuomo’s pick has been largely positive so far. In an email, state Sen. Betty Little said Martens is a “very good choice to lead” the DEC. Little expects his nomination to move swiftly through the Senate. She also notes that Martens is well-known in the Adirondack region. “Given the state’s fiscal crisis and the need to foster economic activity both here in the Adirondacks and statewide, I am pleased Gov. Cuomo has selected someone who will not only be an effective environmental steward but work hard to strike an appropriate balance on the economic side,” Little said.

Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward said Martens understands the challenges faced by residents of the Adirondack Park. “He knows the place where we live,” Sayward said. “He’ll certainly have good awareness of the balance we need between the environment and economic development. Joe will do a good job.” Sayward’s colleague in the Assembly, Janet Duprey, was a little more guarded in her reaction to Martens’ nomination. She said his background in preserving open space in the park gives her pause, but she believes his work with ORDA will balance that out. Like Sayward, Duprey is glad that Cuomo picked someone who knows the North Country. “When we talk to him about issues facing Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Au Sable Forks, or Newcomb, he’s going to know what we’re talking about,” she said. “I think that’s a plus.” Duprey added that Martens has some difficult work ahead of him. “With the cuts in personnel that DEC has taken over the past year — they’re not going to be able to do much more in terms of open space,” she said. Betsy Lowe, director of DEC Region 5 in Ray Brook, said Martens’ nomination is great news for the agency. “The experience, demeanor and diplomacy he brings to the table will be valuable,” she said. Officials from the environmental community are thrilled with Cuomo’s pick. Neil Woodworth from the Adirondack Mountain Club called the governor ’s pick a “wise choice.” Adirondack Council spokesman John Sheehan said Martens will do an outstanding job, noting he works well with competing interests. “He’s been a positive influence on ORDA as chairman, and he did a splendid job as chairman of the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation when he was in charge of that,” Sheehan said.

Friday, Jan. 14 AUSABLE FORKS — Opening of Windows of Change Gallery, Tahawus Lodge Center, 14234 State Route 9N, 6-9 p.m. 646-734-7151; 212-431-8489, or CLINTONVILLE — Dancing with the Patriots dance contest, AuSable Valley Central School, 1490 State Route 9N. Hosted by the AuSable Valley Dance Club and the Drama Club. Portion of proceeds to be used to support Michaela Bushey and her family. Call for time: 834-2800.

Saturday, Jan. 15 SARANAC LAKE — Spaghetti dinner fundraiser, St. Bernard’s School, 63 River St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Adults $8, children 5 and older $5, children under 5 free. Benefits Spain for World Youth Day. 891-2309.

Sunday, Jan. 16 TUPPER LAKE — Family art and Nature project, “Turtle Time,” The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 1 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 17 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OBSERVED. SARANAC — Saranac Hollow Jammers country music and dancing, Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, 7-9:30 p.m. 293-7056.

Tuesday, Jan. 18 SARANAC LAKE — Evening story hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St., 5:30-6:30 p.m. 891-4190.

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Saturday, Jan. 22 WHALLONSBURG — Barn dance and pasta dinner, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, State Route 22. Dinner 5 p.m. Dancing 6:30 p.m. Live music and calling by Jeremy Clifford. Pete Sutherland on fiddle!. $10 suggested donation. 963-8222. WILLSBORO — Champlain Valley Film Society viewing of “Restrepo,” Willsboro Central School, 29 School Lane, 7:30 p.m.


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Douglas arraigned in DEC waste case By Jon Alexander LAKE CHAMPLAIN — Prosecutors in Clinton County have outlined their case against the Silver Lake property owner who’s currently suing the state Adirondack Park Agency for alleged collusion with regional green groups. David Winchell is Region 5 spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Conservation. He said Jan. 4 that a July 2008 investigation concluded Douglas and his business — the Douglas Corporation — were illicitly disposing of hazardous waste and running a dump site that included leadacid batteries, dead animals and medical waste. Douglas was arraigned in Clinton County Court Jan. 4 and pleaded not guilty to third-degree endangering public health, safety, or the environment — a felony — and

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LAKE PLACID — Michael and Eileen Beglin of Beglin’s Lake Placid Jewelers in Lake Placid recently returned from a buying trip to the Diamond Capital of the World — Antwerp, Belgium — where two-thirds of the world’s diamonds are traded. While there, Mike Beglin had the unique opportunity to examine huge inventories of exquisitely cut diamonds to find the very best selections for their customers. “We hand-select each and every diamond that comes in to our store,” Beglin said. “Some people think one can look at a piece of paper on the internet and select a stone, but there’s no way to tell if that stone has fire, has life — I need the diamond to say something to me.” Beglin’s jewelers has direct access to four of the world’s finest Antwerp diamond suppliers as the area's exclusive Master IJO Jeweler member of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), an international Buying Group and Educational Organization for retail jewelers. IJO has 850 members in the U.S., Canada, Great

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cially juvenile offenders, should serve their sentences closer to where they live. “Last time I checked, prison is supposed to be a punishment,” Duprey said. “Putting them closer to home makes it more likely that contraband will make its way into the system.” The governor’s executive budget is expected to be presented in the first week of February. Reacting to the state-of-the-sate address last week, Moriah town supervisor Thomas Scozzafava said a brief passage in the speech concerned him. Cuomo noted employment should not be a consideration in decisions on keeping prisons open. A year ago the state budget proposal called for closing the Moriah Shock Prison in Mineville. That would have cost the communi-

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS 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: Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, 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. BLACK BROOK 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. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 8736760. 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: 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: Web: 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: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Joseph Elliott, Pastor. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. 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. 9637775. 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: 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. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: 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.

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ty more than 100 jobs, but the proposal was eventually eliminated from budget plans. “I got a little nervous when I heard those comments,” Scozzafava said. “But we made our case last year, so I don’t foresee that happening again.”

Historical Society to meet WILMINGTON — On Wednesday, Feb. 2, The Wilmington Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Wilmington Community Center. An open discussion on “Disasters in Wilmington” will be held from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. prior to the regular business meeting. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. For further information, contact Karen Peters or Merri Peck at 420-8370.

Owens to speak this Friday At the Jan. 7 breakfast, chamber director Sylvie Nelson announced that Congressman Bill Owens would be attending a second legislative breakfast, set for Friday, Jan. 14, starting at 7:30 a.m. According to the chamber and Owens’ office at press time, the congressman was still planning on attending despite recent event is Arizona, where a congressman was shot and several killed during a “Congress on Your Corner” event.

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Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Pastor Jan Jorgensen, church: 518-963-4048, home: (514) 7218420. 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) St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church - 3746 Main Street. 963-4524. Father Joe Elliott, Pastor. Saturday Mass @ 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass @ 10 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:15 p.m.; Sunday 9:15 a.m. WILMINGTON 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 946-7757. 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. 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: 1-15-11• 77130

TUPPER LAKE United Community Church - 25 High Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9810 Holy Name Catholic Church - 114 Main Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9194 St. Alphonsus Church - 48 Wawbeek Avenue, Tupper Lake, 359-3405. WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Main Street. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Church is handicapped accessible. Phone number: 518-585-9196. All are welcome. WESTPORT Federated Church - Main Street. Westport Federated Church: Sunday Morning Worship Celebration at 9:00 am including Children’s Church; Bible Study at 10:15 am. Thursday evening Bible/Book study, Parsonage at 6:30 pm. Pastor Leon Hebrink, 962-8293 “Following Jesus In The Company of Friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 9628247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday 5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Curtis McMillion. 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, 8736760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: WILLSBORO Congregational United Church of Christ - 3799 Main


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January 15, 2011

One grand performance for Coolidge against Bombers By Keith Lobdell CLINTONVILLE — What was more important to Alexis Coolidge was the final score. But along the way, Coolidge hit the 1,000point mark as the AuSable Valley Lady Patriots defeated the Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers 52-32 Jan. 4. “Going into this game the objective was not to get to 1,000 points but to get a big win in our division,” Coolidge said after the game. “It’s a huge win.” However, all eyes were on the senior center throughout the opening minutes of the game, as she scored the first 11 points of the game for the Patriots, connecting on a fallaway jumper at the 2:19 mark of the first quarter to score her 1,000th and 1,001st career points. “To be honest, I did not expect to get all the points right off like that,” said Coolidge, who finished the game with 22 points and five rebounds. “Usually, (Alexis) Facteau gets us going early and I chip in from there.” “It was surprising that no one else was scoring in the first quarter, but not that she was scoring like that early for us,” said head coach Roger Long. Coolidge said the accomplishment was due in large part to the support of her teammates. “This is not just for me, it was a big thing for all of us,” said Coolidge. “It means a lot of hard work not only paid off for me but for my teammates, my parents and my coaches.” “All the effort and hard work that she puts

into the game are why she is where she is,” said Long. “She has worked hard on developing an outside game and she can now play all over the court. She is very quick off that first step, and her athleticism also contributes to her ability to score this much.” The Patriots started the game on a 11-4 Coolidge-spurred run, but the Blue Bombers rallied to tie the game at 11-11 at the end of the first quarter. The Patriots used a 7-0 start to the second quarter to pull away some from the Blue Bombers, but used a 15-0 run to end the game. Facteau and Kayla Taylor each scored 10 points in the win, while Facteau added 10 rebounds and Taylor pulled down five boards. Savannah Douglas added eight points to go with four rebounds and four steals, with Alexias Ryan scoring two points. Eighth-grade point guard Meghan Strong did not score, but did set up her teammates with a game that included eight assists, five rebounds and five steals. For the Blue Bombers, Megan Riley was held to seven points, but contributed with 10 rebounds, 11 blocked shots, five assists and five steals. Mackenzie Kemmerer led Lake Placid in scoring with 11 points to go with four steals, while Ayla Thompson added eight points to go with 11 rebounds and seven steals. Danielle Balestrini scored six points while getting five rebounds and three steals.

Alexis Coolidge fires up the jumper that pushed her over the 1,000-career point mark Jan. 4 against Lake Placid. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Girls varsity basketball

Willsboro teams fall at new gym SCHROON LAKE — The Willsboro boys varsity basketball team came out hot against Schroon Lake Jan. 5, holding a 17-11 lead midway through the second quarter. Then, the wheels came off. The Wildcats scored 37 of the next 45 points, as Schroon Lake scored a 60-46 win. “We let up on our defensive intensity,” coach Jim Spring said. “I think we got a little confident and relaxed. Then, when the shots were not falling, we started to panic and rushed things.” The Wildcats finished the second quarter on a 13-2 run and then jumped out on a 162 run to start the third. “I think that the kids were anxious coming into the first game in the new gym and going up against a good team in Willsboro,” coach Dana Shaughnessy said. “Willsboro got out to a lead, but we got our composure back and started to play like ourselves.” The Warriors outscored the Wildcats 21-12 in the final quarter, but they were 5-for-16 from the free-throw line in the final eight

minutes. “It wasn’t just the free throws, though,” Spring said about the poor shooting performance. “We missed lay-ups, too. This is the third game in a row that we have had a bad shooting night.” Ian Williams led a balanced attack with 16 points, while Jesse Shaughnessy scored 14 points to go with 10 rebounds, four assists and seven steals, Anthony Vanderwalker scored 13 points to go with 12 rebounds and Uriah Harvey scored seven points. Alex Hamel paced the Warriors with 19 points and seven rebounds, with Clay Sherman adding 10 points and three blocked shots. Brandon Bertrand pulled down 12 rebounds in the loss.

Chazy 43, ELCS 32 Trailing at halftime, the Eagles used a 2916 second half to score a victory over the Lions Jan. 4.

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Kyli Swires scored five points and played strong defense against Schroon Lake Jan. 5. Photo by Nancy Frasier

SCHROON LAKE — The Schroon Lake Lady Wildcats used a 17-7 fourth quarter to push their way past a tough Willsboro Lady Warriors team for a 42-25 win Jan. 5. The Warriors played a tough game defensively, led by the efforts of Kyli Swires, who held Schroon Lake’s Jocelyn Bowen scoreless until the final minute of the first half. Bowen finished with 11 points, five rebounds and five steals, well below her season average, not hitting her first field goal until 3:49 in the third quarter. “Jocelyn got more aggressive in the second half,” Wildcats head coach Lee Silvernail said after the game. “We talked and she knew that it was her time to get going.” Swires finished the game with five points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in an overall impressive effort for the Warriors. For the Wildcats, Rebecca Armstrong led the team with 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Ashley Subra added 10 points and eight rebounds, Katelyn Rose scored seven points with five rebounds. Hannah Bruno scored eight points for the Warriors, while Amanda Mahoney had seven points and 12 rebounds. Serene Holland added five points, while Renee Marcotte had 10 boards.

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Girls Continued from page 24

Beekmantown 44, Saranac Lake 34 The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 20-point lead after the first three quarters, then held off a 166 run by the Lady Red Storm for a 10-point win Jan. 4. Shannon Ryan scored 18 points to pace the Eagles attack, with Emily Anderson adding nine, Nicole Shepler scoring seven and Michelle Cressey adding five points. Jackie Cummings scored 15 points and picked up eight steals in the game for the Red Storm, while Shauna Manning scored 11 points and Megan Kilroy and Melissa Farmar each scored two points.

ELCS 39, Chazy 31 The Lady Lions outscored the Lady Eagles 31-23 in the second half to earn an MVAC win Jan. 5. Lily Whalen paced the second half attack for the Lions, scoring all 20 of her points in the third and fourth quarters, while Shonna Brooks added 12 points and Kearstin Ashline added six points. Clare Harwood scored the other point. Olivia Seymour scored 10 points for the Eagles, while both Megan Reynolds and Jori Cooper scored eight points.

Westport 60, Keene 25 The Lady Eagles had a 49-13 advantage through the first three quarters in beating the Lady

Boys Continued from page 24 Ricky Osier led the Eagles with 16 points in the game, while Brandon Laurin scored 15 points and Nathan Reynolds and Kaleb Snide each scored five points. Charlie Huttig led the Lions with 11 points, Zack Pelletier added 10 points and Hunter Mowery scored seven points.

Beekmantown 62, Saranac Lake 47 The Red Storm jumped out to an early 12-point lead, but were unable to hold off the Eagles Jan. 5. Beekmantown outscored Saranac Lake 20-10 in the second period and 30-17 in the second half

Beavers on Jan. 5. Christina Sherman paced the Eagles with 25 points and 12 steals, while Willa McKinley added 12 points and Allison Sherman finished with 10 points. Mallory Suddoth and Nancy Armitage each scored four points, Brendee Russell scored three points and Emily French scored two. Anna Kowanko led the Beavers with 10 points, while Megan Hall scored eight, Sadie Holbrook scored four points, Olivia Jaques scored two points and Emma Gothner scored one.

Tupper Lake 66, Canton 56 The Lady Lumberjacks outscored Canton 27-13 in the fourth quarter to earn a win Jan. 5. Carley Aldridge paced the Lumberjacks with 24 points, while Katie Stewart scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win.

Malone 60, Tupper Lake 14 The Lady Lumberjacks only managed two points in the first half, falling against Malone Jan. 7. Sam Sanford scored five points for the Lumberjacks, while Carley Aldridge scored three points.

AVCS 33, Peru 29 The Lady Patriots jumped out to a 19-15 halftime lead and held on to beat the Lady Indians Jan. 7. Alexis Coolidge paced the Pats’ offense with 13 points and

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12 rebounds, while Alexis Facteau scored nine points and Kayla Taylor scored five points. For the Indians, Stephanie Demarais scored eight points, Katie Bruno scored six points, and the trio of Mary Mazzella, Kelly Kezar and Emily Decker scored four points each.

PHS 38, Lake Placid 35 The Lady Hornets jumped out to an early lead then withstood a 13-4 fourth quarter run by the Lady Blue Bombers to win Jan. 8. Marle Curle led the Hornets with 11 points, while Emily Manchester scored nine points, Kianna Dragoon scored six points and the trio of Olivia Carlsson, Charisse Abellard and Brin Keyser scored four points each. Megan Riley paced the Blue Bombers and led all scorers with 17 points, with Danielle Balestrini scored nine points, Mackenzie Kemmerer scored six points and Stephanie Murphy scored three points.

Seton 40, Saranac Lake 32 The Lady Knights pulled away with a 24-12 second half to beat the Lady Red Storm Jan. 8. Megan Tedford scored 13 points in the win, while Lyndale Nephew had nine points, Kelsey Doorey had six points and the duo of Kate Schofield and Cara Chapman scored four points each. Shauna Manning, Megan Kilroy and Jackie Cummings each scored eight points for the Red Storm, with Jazzmyn Tuthill scoring seven points and Marissa Farmer adding one point.

to earn the win. Keegan Ryan led all scorers with 23 points in the game, while brother Tom Ryan added 20 points. Forest Morgan paced the Red Storm offense with 13 points, while CJ Stewart added 12 points and Austin McDonough added nine points.

AVCS 51, Peru 39 The Patriots used a 16-7 opening quarter in a relatively even game to provide the difference they needed against the Indians Jan. 7. Brody Douglass led the Patriots with 24 points in the win, while Jordan Coolidge scored 16 points and Nick Rhino scored five points. Kyle Carter scored 11 points for the Indians, with Joe Mazella scoring seven points.

David Thompson scores a pin in the opening round of the Peru Wrestling Tournament Jan. 7. Thompson finished in second place at the event. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Varsity wrestling PERU — The Peru varsity wrestling team enjoyed the home cooking, scoring a team victory in its annual Peru Wrestling Tournament held Jan. 14 and Jan. 15. “Its a nice one before we go to Eastern States,” coach Mike Hogan said about the tournament. “The boys love wrestling at home in our tournament. It’s the main day of the season for Peru wrestling.” In the heavyweight division at 285, AuSable Valley’s David Thompson (13-5) scored several points on takedowns and a couple of near falls, but was reversed mid-way through the second period, falling by pin against defending Peru tourney champion Eric Decker. Other second place finishers included Peru’s Adam Stickle (18-7) and

ELCS 41, Westport 32 The Lions were able to outscore the Eagles 15-5 in the second quarter en route to a victory Jan. 7. Andy Mitchell led the Lions with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win, with Hunter Mowery scoring 10 points, Zach Pelletier added six points, Charlie huttig scored five points and Nate LaRock scored four points. For the Eagles, David Quaglietta scored 13 points, while Liam Davis scored 12 points, Alex Frum scored five points and Will Adams added two points.

Saranac Lake 55, Seton 38 The Red Storm fell behind early, but then used a 28-15 second half to earn the victory against the

Knights Jan. 8. C.J. Stewart led the Red Storm with 12 points in the game, while Forest Morgan and Zach Buckley scored nine points each, Rob Bayruns and Benioko Harris each scored seven points and Ben Monty scored six points. Carson Hynes led all scorers with 20 points for the Knights.

Massena 61, Peru 42 The Indians could not rebound from a 23-5 second quarter run in falling to Massena Jan. 8. Mike Holdridge led the Indians with 13 points in the game, while Kyle Carter scored nine points.

PHS 48, Willsboro 29 The Hornets jumped ahead of the Warriors and pushed out the

Brandon Allen (12-11). Third place consolation wrestleback winners included Shawn Legraves (Saranac), Jordan Bushey (Peru), Nick Forget (Peru), Jordan Bouyea (AVCS) and Colby Way (Peru).

Beekmantown 77, AVCS 0 The Eagles benefited from six forfeits and five pinfalls to defeat the Patriots on the mats Jan. 4. Joe Graziane scored a pin against Dan Papa at 112, while Kyle LaPorte added a pin over Kodie Simpson at 145, Gage Bourdeau pinned Dillon Trainor at 160, Ethan Kerr pinned Michael Thompson at 171 and Brandon Jaubut pinned Adam Luxon at 215.

lead with a 22-7 fourth quarter to earn the win Jan. 8. Justin Curtis scored 15 points in the victory, with Andrew Favro adding eight points. Clay Sherman scored eight points for the Warriors, while Alex Hamel and Clayton Cross each scored four points.

Willsboro 56, Bolton 41 The Warriors used a 23-8 first quarter to cruise to a victory over the Eagles Jan. 10. Alex Hamel led all scorers with 30 points in the game, while Clay Sherman scored 11 points, Brandon Bertrand scored seven points, Clayton Cross scored six points and Dakota Sayward scored two points.

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Back to the land of ice and snow


fter a brief thaw, snow cover has returned to the North Country, and with it comes a host of activities from skiing and sliding to snow forts and snowball fights. Unfortunately, across much of the region, there has not yet been enough snow cover to accommodate snowmobiles. In Ray Brook, the railroad tracks in my backyard have remained untracked, except for the passing wildlife. When it comes to Adirondack winter tourism, white brings the green! Although the list of recreational options is severely limited by a lack of snow, it pays to remember that there is still a lot of winter left and there are still a lot of opportunities available. Currently, the majority of the region’s lake and ponds have good ice cover, and I’ve received numerous reports of some nice fish being taken on the early ice. Cross-country skiers, snowshoers and skaters have been busy, as have the ice climbers and backcountry skiers. Fortunately, the weather has been cold enough for communities to maintain municipal ice rinks, and elsewhere, the pond hockey season is in full swing.

The Northville-Placid Trail Although I’m not much of a computer geek, I recently came across an interesting new Web site created by Tom Wemett, a self professed “NPT fanatic.” The Web site,, is dedicated to the Northville-Placid Trail, (NPT), which originally spanned nearly 133 miles of the Adirondack backcountry. The trail, which was designed and constructed by Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) volunteers beginning in 1921. It was completed in 1923 as one of the ADK’s first projects. The NPT still serves to connect a variety of Adirondack communities and habitats, from lakes to mountains, valleys to

swamps and all points between. But, unlike the more mountainous trails that dominate the High Peaks area, the NPT is primarily a ‘valley romp’ that travels primarily through the river valleys and lowland forests surrounding the ponds and lakes of the region. The trail was constructed to take advantage of rail transportation, with the terminus at both ends beginning at the local New York Central Railroad stations of the two communities. In 1923, there were only a few good roads in the Adirondacks, and cars were nowhere near as prevalent as they are today. Although The NPT was originally 133 miles long, the southern end now begins in Upper Benson, a few miles north of Northville. The north end is the Chubb River bridge on the Averyville Road in Lake Placid, a few miles from the old train station. These changes diminish the trail’s total distance to about 121 miles, but it also reduces the hiking on highways. Despite the fact that the trail will be a century old in 2011, it may actually be “wilder” today, than when it was first developed. In the 1920’s, lumbering was still a major Adirondack industry and much of the land, and the rivers bore industrial scars, or burned over lands. In fact, many sections of trail incorporated old logging roads that had been designed by “road monkeys”, those talented wood’s engineers that utilized the terrain so that horses could efficiently haul log sleds. As a result of the monkey’s marvelous engineering, the NPT is also one of the finest backcoutry ski trails in the country. Although the trail has experienced numerous reroutes and changes over the years, it remains true to its origins. For hikers interested in a complete “end to

end” experience, the NPT provides one of the finest experiences in the eastern United States. The trail, developed to pass near various communities and cross a few roads, makes it easy restock supplies. Some hikers purchase provisions in towns along the route, while others deposit food caches near highway crossings in advance. While the route typically takes about two and a half weeks to complete, the growing popularity of trail running has greatly diminished this time. In 2005, Tim Seaver, a photographer from Vermont, covered the route in 37 hours, 31

January 15, 2011 minutes with the assistance of a support crew. In 2009, Drew Haas of Jay, a founder of the Adirondack Trail Running Club, completed the 135-mile Northville-Placid Trail in 60.5 hours, Unaided. Hass only slept for about 6 hours during his epic run. Although the trail crosses a few highways and passes through a couple of communities along the route, it takes travelers through some wild and remote country. Over the years, I’ve tackled sections of the route to access Spruce Lake, Silver Lake, Cedar Lake, Tirrell Pond, Moose Pond, Duck Hole and the Cold River. In addition to outstanding opportunities for hiking and skiing, the NPT also provides numerous opportunities for anglers to pursue backcountry brook trout in their native habitat. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

Most of the ponds and streams accessible via the Northville-Placid Trail offer fine backcountry brook trout amidst unsurpassed scenic beauty.

The annual Yankee Sportsman’s Classic Show set for this weekend ESSEX JUNCTION — The 19th Annual Yankee Sportsman's Classic Show will be held Jan. 14-16 at the Robert E. Miller Expo Center in Essex Junction. The three-day, 100,000-square-foot event brings together 15,000 sportsmen, women and their families from all over to celebrate Vermont’s hunting and fishing heritage. During this long weekend, visitors can enjoy free seminars, check out the latest gear, take advantage of show specials, talk with wildlife and fisheries experts, and book a hunting or fishing adventure of a lifetime. The kids can hold a hawk, owl or falcon as part of

the Talons Birds of Prey experience, try their luck at the catch-and-release trout pond, take part in the kids’ archery shoot, BB gun shoot and casting competition or climb the 20-foot rock wall and practice on the shooting simulator. With nearly 175 exhibitors, people can feel the shock and awe of the Muzzy 200 Club Display, learn to fly fish, or demo equipment at the indoor fly casting pond. The Roots School will be teaching wilderness survival, primitive hunting and tool-making techniques With more than 45 free seminars, everyone gets answers to their questions. Whitetail

hunting will be presented by nationally acclaimed hunters such as the Benoit’s, Scott Kirkpatrick, Ken Hammel, Joe DiNitto and Jim Massett. Driven TV’s celebrity hunters, Pat Reeve and Nicole Jones will be on hand to share their hunting adventures and expertise. The Whitetail Symposium will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15, when all the expert whitetail hunters will be on stage to answer questions. Expert gun dog trainer Alec Sparks, famed Quaker Boy Turkey caller Joe Judd, top predator hunter P.J. Clark and waterfowl hunter Bradley Carleton will all be on hand to share their secrets. Vermont’s fly-fish-

ing guru, Bob Shannon, will share his proven fly-fishing tactics. Master Maine guide, Bob Howe, will teach how to lure trophy trout. Dave Genz, the Godfather of ice fishing, will talk ice fishing done right. And Vermont’s own 2011 Bassmaster Classic Qualifier, Sean Alvarez, will talk about Bass-to-Basics. For more information, call (802) 238-7501 or visit online at Show hours are Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and free for children under 3. Parking is free.

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Varsity boys hockey

Varsity bowling Ti 7, Willsboro 3 Ti 3, Willsboro 1 Chris Bennett rolled a 632 (259) series for the Sentinels and the boys and girls bowling teams beat the Warriors Jan. 5. Dakota O’Connor added a 573 (236) series for the Sentinel boys, while Jordan McKee rolled a 474 (168) series for the girls. For the Warriors, Adam Robare rolled a 526 (191, 191) series and Dakoda Latford added a 483 (207) series for the boys, along with a 490 (186) series from Tyler Bridge. Gabi Yaeger rolled a 428 (153) series for the girls, with Alyson Arnold adding a 403 (175) series and Emily Mero rolling a high game of 155.

Malone 6, AVCS 4 Malone 4, AVCS 0 Sean Pulsifer rolled a 547 (191) series for the Patriots, who were unable to pull out the match victory over Malone Jan. 5. For the boys, Jeremy Wood added a 537 (203) series, with Ben Coolidge rolling a 525 (199) series. Charlie Lacy added a high game of 196, with Jimmy Provost rolling a 195 high game, Josh Taylor rolling a 183 high game and Zach Snow rolling a 168 high game. For the girls, Tonie Cross had a high game of 139, while Katie Holland rolled a 126 high game and Jaylynn Tender rolled a 126 high game.

AVCS 9, Ti 1 AVCS 4, Ti 0

Saranac Lake’s Devin Darrah looks to control the puck. Photo by Tom Ripley

La ke Placid 4, NCCS 1 Dylan Smith scored three of the Blue Bombers four goals while Eddie Kane added the fourth in a 4-1 victory over the Cougars Jan. 4. Kane assisted on one of Smith’s three goals, while R.J. Reid and Alex Kulina added assists in the win. Brady Hayes stopped 25 shots in picking up the victory between the pipes. Liam McDonough scored the lone goal for the Cougars on an assist from Cole Carter, while Cody Gnass had 13 saves.

Beekma ntown 2, La ke Placid 1 Carter Frechette scored a power play goal in the first period and Nathan Foster added a goal in the second period as the Eagles scored a win against the Blue Bombers Jan. 7. Frechette scored on assists from Brenden Carnright and Brandon Buska, who also tallied and assist on Foster ’s goal. Eddie Kane scored the lone goal of the game for the Blue Bombers on a power play in the third that was assisted by Troy Jacques.

Kyle McCarthy tallied 15 saves in the win for the Eagles, while Brady Hayes had 14 saves.

Beekma ntown 4, SLCS 0 Frank Buksa scored the opening and closing goals of the game, and Brett Carnright scored the two in the middle as the Eagles blanked the Red Storm Jan. 5. Buksa also added an assist in the game, while Tavon Ford-Relation and Brenden Carnright tallied assists in the game. Kyle McCarthy made 21 saves in the win. For the red Storm, Tyler O’Neill stopped 22 shots in the loss.

La ke Placid 2, PHS 0 Troy Jacques tallied both goals for the Blue Bombers on assists from Dustin Jacques as the team scored a win against the Hornets Jan. 10. Johnny Williams added an assist to the offense, while Blue Bombers goalie Brody Hayes stopped 32 shots to earn the save. Robbie Knowles stopped 14 shots for the Hornets.

Ticonderoga lost to AuSable Valley in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference bowling action Jan. 7. AVCS took the boys match, 9-1, as Jeremy Wood rolled a 514 and Josh Taylor a 500 series. Jimmy Provost added a 499 series, with Sean Pulsifer rolling a 464 series and Zach Snow adding a 461 series. Chris Bennett had a 592 and Dakota O’Connor a 572 for Ti. AuSable won the girls match, 4-0, behind Jaylynn Tender ’s 427 set. Katie Holland added a 415 series and Tonie Cross rolled a 412 series in the win. Jordan McKee had a 477 series for Ticonderoga.

Varsity girls hockey Massena 4, Saranac Lake 3 Massena took advantage of a late opportunity, scoring with just 28 seconds left in the third period to be the Lady Red Storm Jan. 5

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Maggie Darrah and Kayla Duffy scored goals in the first period, while Alex Covert scored to tie the game at 3-3 in the third. Sidney Battistoni and Shannon Muldowney assisted on the first and third goal for the Red Storm, while Erin Urquhart stopped 18 shots.

Chazy 2, Lake Placid 0 Astrid Kempainen opened scoring midway through the second period as the Lady Eagles scored a shutout victory Jan. 7. Kempainen was assisted on the goal by Alex Betrus and Sara LoTemplio. LoTemplio also assisted on the other goal of the game, scored in the third period by Jess Huber. Christina Emery made 13 saves in the win, while Blue Bombers goalie Marina Flagg stopped 34 shots in the game.

Saranac Lake 3, Albany Academy 1 Shannon Muldowney assisted on the first goal and scored the third goal of the game as the Lady Red Storm scored a victory Jan. 8. Muldowney assisted Jillian Martin on the first goal of the game, while McKayla Duffy scored the second goal.

Varsity boys swiming AVCS falls to Franklin Academy The Patriots dropped a 20-point match against Franklin Academy Jan. 4 but had several strong performances. In the relays, the team of Kieran Kilburn, Hank McCormick, Ben Ford and Mitch Miller won the 200-meter medley, while the team of Miller, Gavin Friedrich, McCormick and Ford won the 400-meter freestyle. McCormick scored wins in the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter breaststroke, while Ford picked up a win in the 200-meter freestyle. Friedrich picked up a win in the 500-meter freestyle, while Kilburn won the 100-meter backstroke event.

AVCS drops pair The Patriots closed the gap some on their previous meeting with Franklin Academy, falling by 14 points and dropping a four point match to Gouverneur Jan. 7. Hank McCormick picked up three wins in the meet, including victories in the 200-meter individual medley, the 100-meter breaststroke and as a member of the 200-meter freestyle relay team with Kieran Kilburn, Mitch Miller and Gavin Friedrich. Friedrich also picked up a win in the 500meter freestyle event, while Kilburn won the 100-meter backstroke.

Pee wee wrestling set to start CLINTONVILLE — AuSable Valley Pee Wee Wrestling will start Jan. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the AuSable Valley High School Wrestling Room. It is open to boys and girls ages 4-14. A practice schedule and sign up forms can be picked up in the wrestling room on weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. They ask for a $20 dollar donation to help fund the program. Any questions, please call John Dukett at 527-1755.

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15th - The Pentagon opens (1943) 16th - Operation Desert Storm begins to oust Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces from Kuwait. (1991) 20th - At 69 years, 349 days old, Ronald Reagan becomes the oldest person to become U.S. president. (1981) 21st - The first Kiwanis club is formed in Detroit. (1915)


ADIRONDACK CRYPTOQUOTES are sentences quoted from past and present writings about the Adirondacks. Different letters are substituted for the correct ones, and the same code is used throughout. Short words are clues for cracking the puzzle, and these letters are the most frequently used: E, T, A, O, N, S, and I. Practice will help you become more proficient. When you finish solving the Cryptoquote, congratulate yourself and enjoy this small portion of Adirondack history. Good luck and enjoy! © 1998 Nancy A. Douglas

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Church, Keeseville. Burial will be in the spring in the parish cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, is in charge of arrangements.

Death Notices

Prescott A. Brown, 60

Loretta M. Furnia, 92 SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — Loretta Mae Furnia, 92, formerly of Au Sable Forks, passed away Dec. 19, 2010. Calling hours will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, which is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery.

Janice D. Carr, 79 SUN CITY, Ariz. — Janice D. Carr, 79, formerly of Saratoga Springs, passed away Dec. 26, 2010. A memorial service will be held in Sun City, Ariz., on Feb. 19.

Richard E. Busha, 80 KEESEVILLE — Richard E. Busha, 80, passed away Dec. 28, 2010. Funeral services were held Jan. 1 at St. John’s

LEGALS Valley News Legal Deadline Monday @ 3:00pm Please Send Legals By EMAIL To:

EMMA'S LAKE PLACID CREAMERY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/6/2010. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 604, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 2507 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946. VN-12/25/10-1/29/116TC-77225 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NARROW ROAD REALTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/10. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: 1010 Mace Chasm Rd., Keesville, NY 12944. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VN-12/25/10-1/29/116TC-77229 ----------------------------TAX COLLECTORíS

January 15, 2011

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Prescott Arthur Brown, 60, passed away Jan. 1, 2011. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Gleason Funeral Home and St. Helens Church, both in Saratoga Springs.

John B. Smith, 79 LAKE PLACID — John B. Smith, 79, passed away Jan. 8, 2011. Funeral services here Jan. 12 were held at M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home, Lake Placid, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Carolyn L. Mathews, 71 CUMBERLAND HEAD — Carolyn L. Mathews, 71, passed away Jan. 8, 2011. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church. Entombment was at Whispering Maples Mausoleum, Plattsburgh. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

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 2011. 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 installment. Beginning Feb. 1, 2011 1% will be added, beginning March 1, 2011 2% will be added and April 1, 2011 an additional 3% will be added until the County Treasurer Orders the Tax Books closed. Second notices will be mailed for delinquent taxes on or after March 3, 2011 but not later than March 16, 2011. Donna Reed Austin Tax Collector Town of Keene Dated: Dec. 28, 2010 VN-1/8-1/15/11-2TC77524 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the monthly meetings of the Elizabethtown Fire District Board of Commissioners shall be held on the second Monday of each

month at 7:00 PM for the year 2011 at the Fire House on Woodruff Street, Elizabethtown, New York. January 4, 2011 Linda M.Wolf Fire District Secretary V N - 1 / 1 5 / 11 - 1 - T C 77552 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE ESSEX COUNTY FAIR HOUSING Notice is hereby given that Essex County is committed to furthering fair housing. The Federal Fair Housing Law, as well as the Laws of New York State, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, financing, and brokerage of housing based on race, creed, color, gender, national origin, familial status, or handicap. Essex County pursuant to the local fair housing strategy has appointed a fair housing officer who may be reached at: Essex County Planning Office Department of Planning Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3687 The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Toll Free Fair Housing Hotline number is: 1-800-6699777 or 1-800-927-9275 (TDD for the hearing impaired) T T- 1 / 1 5 / 11 - 1 T C 77551 V N - 1 / 1 5 / 11 - 1 T C 77551 ----------------------------SEALED BIDS will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders

Kidsville teams with students to help end bullying On Dec. 21, the Kidsville News held an assembly for kindergarten through second grade at Elizabethtown Central School called, "No Bullies Allowed." The interactive presentation allowed the children to talk about what it feels like to be bullied and how to befriend a child who is being bullied, as well as how to talk to an adult about the issue. Truman the Dragon from Kidsville News came for a visit and then the children created a poster for each of their classrooms depicting the characteristics of a cool kid who knows how to be kind. The assembly is a free service of Kidsville News to any school. For more information, contact Kidsville News at 873-6368, ext. 207.

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until 10:30 a.m. on February 10, 2011at the NYS Dept. of Transportation, Contract Management Bureau, 1ST FLOOR SUITE 1CM, 50 WOLF RD, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will then be publicly read. A certified or cashier's check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, FORM CONR 391, representing "25% of the bid total" as specified in the contract proposal, must accompany each bid. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid E x p r e s s ( The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Beginning with the February 10th, 2011 letting, construction contract plans and proposals will be sold only on compact disk (CD). The cost will be $10 per CD, plus $8 shipping and handling if the CD is not purchased in person. The CD will include both the plans (if applicable) and the proposal in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Plans and proposals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format will continue to be available on Bid E x p r e s s ( for a monthly subscription fee. CDs can be obtained from the NYSDOT, Plan Sales Unit, 1st Floor Suite 1PS, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232, (518) 4572124; or from the Regional Office noted below.

Requirements: NYSDOT requires that all bidders and subcontractors present evidence of experience and financial standing. Subcontracting P r o v i s i o n s : Subcontracting is permitted as described in the Standard Specification ß108-05. *Please call Contracts at (518) 457-3583 if you need a reasonable accommodation for person(s) with a disability to participate in our program. No Amendments are included on the CD. Amendments are posted on the NYSDOT and Bid Express Web Sites. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments have been incorporated into its bid. Notification on Amendments will be sent via e-mail to each person or firm purchasing CDs from the NYSDOT. NOTE: Amendments may have been issued prior to CD purchase. Contractors who purchased CDs must also check the NYSDOT W e b Site( nst-notices) for a list of all Amendments. State Finance Law ß139-j restricts contact with Department personnel after advertisement or notice of a government procurement. Details are provided on the NYSDOT Web Site. Federally Aided Contracts identify a DBE Goal, and 100% NY State Funded Contracts identify both MBE and WBE Goals.

Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where sub-contracting is not expected, and smaller size contracts -- both of which may present direct bidding opportunities for a Small Business Firm, including, but not limited to, D/W/MBEs. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.0 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contact entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. Reg. 01, Mary Ivey, Regional Director, 328

State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 D261609, PIN 1807.91, Albany, Essex, Greene, Rensselaer & Saratoga Cos., Culvert Repair/ Replacemant with Some Guide Rail and Signage Updating Throughout Northern Region 1., Bid Deposit $400,000.00, Plans on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. Goals: MBE/WBE 2 2% VN-1/15-1/22/11-2TC77564 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Keene has set 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month, at the Keene Town Hall, as the time and place to hold their regular Town Board Meetings for 2011 and the last Tuesday of each month, at 5:30 PM, also at the Town Hall, as the time and place to hold their Bimonthly Financial Meeting. Ellen S. Estes, Town Clerk January 6, 2011 V N - 1 / 1 5 / 11 - 1 T C 77562 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE The Town of Lewisís February Town Board Meeting has been changed from February 8th to February 15, 2011 at 7:00PM at the Town Hall. David H. Blades Supervisor V N - 1 / 1 5 / 11 - 1 T C 77560

----------------------------A PUBLIC HEARING will be held on January 25th, 2011, 7:00pm, at the Willsboro Town Hall, to hear the request of Jack Swan of 1435 Reber Road; 30.1-113.002; RL-1 for a 2lot Minor Subdivision. Members of the public are encouraged to attend or submit written comments to the secretary. Ashley R. Walker Secretary, Planning Board PO Box 370 Willsboro, NY 12996 V N - 1 / 1 5 / 11 - 1 T C 77555 ----------------------------TOWN OF WESTPORT PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please be advised the Town of Westport Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing, Wednesday, January 26 ,2011, at 7:00 P. M. at the Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, Westport, New York for the purpose of considering the following: "Chris R. & Diana DeGroff & D. David Johnston & Cynthia R. Ford-Johnston - Tax Map No. 66.3-1-8.112 - Change of Use. William Johnston Chairman Town of Westport Planning Board Dated: January 6, 2011 V N - 1 / 1 5 / 11 - 1 T C 77557 -----------------------------

January 15, 2011

ADOPTION A COMMITTED, financially secure couple seeks to adopt. Warm, caring home. Love to travel. Ready to provide a birth and happy future. Expenses paid. Neil and Doak, 888492-6273. ADOPT: WARM, very happily married couple will give your newborn a future full of love, security, support and opportunity. Legal expenses paid. Please call Laurel/ Adam: 1877-543-9827 ADOPTION. A childless happily married couple seeks to adopt. Loving home. Large extended family. Financial security. Expenses paid. Laurel & James. 1-888-4884344. ADOPTION: A Childless, loving woman wishes to adopt newborn. Financially secure with close extended family. Legal and confidential. Expenses paid. Please call Lisa at 1-866-855-2166 ADOPTION: WE promise a loving, secure home for your baby.Catherine and John 1877-444-6055

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HARDWOOD FIREWOOD. 5-16” face cords of cut & split, $350. 3 full cords of 12’ logs, $400. Heap vendor. 518-647-8061.

WANTED: GOLD & SILVER coins. Any year & condition. Call anytime, 7 days a week. ANA Member. 518-946-8387.

WOOD STOVE-Waterford Leprechaun Cast Iron Excellent Condition Output 33,000BTU Takes 15 inch Logs Dimensions 22” high, 12” wide and 19” deep $400 Call 518-891-0352

COMPUTERS COMPUTER WITH Windows XP, $100. 518742-9658 Ask For Darlene.

ELECTRONICS DIRECT TO home Satellite TV $19.99/mo. FREE installation, FREE HD-DVR upgrade. New customers - No Activation Fee! Credit/Debit Card Req. Call 1-800-795-3579 PANASONIC CAMCORDER with Manual, Battery, AC Adapter, Cables and Carry Case. $20 OBO. 518-585-9822.

FOR SALE 13 ENGLISH BONE CHINA , gold rimmed cup & saucer sets. 3 bone china ornaments. $200 OBO. 518-335-3687 or 450-247-3725. 13”LCD T.V also can be used as a computer monitor like new asking $50.00 call and leave a message. 518-791-4815 1940’S Radio, Oak, $150. 518-532-9841 Leave Message. 26 GALLON bow front fish tank and black wooden stand asking $50.00 call and leave a message 518-791-4815


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GIANT SEDONA GT comfort bicycle-only two hours use. Includes extra seat, helmet and bottle/holder. $375 new-sell for $249. Call to see. 845-616-4844 LARGE FISH tank 6’x27” high, stand, lights, filters, driftwood, plants, $250 call 298-8418 LUMBER EDGER. Driven by flat belt pulley. Feed bed w/rollers & drive roller to feed lumber. Everything there. $1500. 963-8811. MARBLE LAMP black and white (4 sided) $29.99 call 802-558-4557 MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA VISCO MATTRESSES WHOLESALE! T$299 F-$349 Q-$399 K-$499 ADJUSTABLES - $799 FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800ATSLEEP 1-800-287-5337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM NFL CLEVELAND Browns Leather Jacket, New, Size XL, $75. 518-668-2989. POWER SCOOTER Basket, headlight, 2 speeds, charger, excellent condition. Works great $325.00. 802-388-7035 SANGO CHINA Occupied Japan (19471952). 62 Piece Dresdenia Pattern. EC $249 518 338-3258 Lake George SNOWBLOWER, 518.963.7402




TOSHIBA COLOR TV 32In Remote. Manual. Used Little 518-570-7850

FURNITURE CORNER COMPUTER Desk, Keyboard Pullout, 3 Shelves, 2 Speaker Shelves, Excellent Shape, $75. 518-623-0622 Nights. CORNER ENTERTAINMENT Unit, Solid Oak, 60”H 28”D 54’W, 2 Doors. $298. 518623-0622 Evenings or Leave Message. LIVING ROOM SET. Love seat, couch & chair. Tan & white. $100. 518-637-5335.

80 inch whirlpool Jacuzzi hot tub. Green tub, cedar body. 220 volt indoor/outdoor. set up and operating. Insulated cover. Must sell. Possible delivery in area. Best offer. 518-335-9739

CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM SAW $300, call 518-643-9391 DISNEY ORNAMENTS. 38 boxed collectible ornaments. $1400 value, asking $400. 518335-3687 or 450-247-3725.

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 800-510-0784 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-201-8657 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM HOME. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal,*Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job Placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. 1-800-494-2785.

AKITA-INU puppies for sale. Pure bred, all papers. Ready to go Jan. 20th. $650. 518250-3333 or 518-418-6031.

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FOR SALE 3 Adorable Guinea Pigs, Ready To Go, $20 Each. 518-597-9422.


CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. UprightBass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums, $189 each. Others 4-sale 1516-377-7907 DIVORCE $175-$450* NO FAULT or Regular Divorce. Covers Children, Property, etc. Only One Signature Required! *Excludes Govt. Fees. Locally Owned! 1-800-522-6000 ext.100. Baylor & Associates, Inc. FREE ADT-MONITORED HOME SECURITY SYSTEM & a $100 VISA gift card from Security Choice. Find out how! Call today 1877-402-1042 FREE HD FOR LIFE! DISH NETWORK $24.99/MO OVER 120 CHANNELS. PLUS $500 BONUS! 1-866-760-1060 FREE HD FOR LIFE! Only on DISH NETWORK Lowest price in America! $24.99/mo. for OVER 120 CHANNELS! PLUS-$500 Bonus Call Today, 1-888-9043558 FREE: EPSON printer cartridges. T026201, 1 color, 1 black. 518-962-8529.

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SHITZU PUPPIES $300.00 1st shots and certificate of health included - ready to go 534-3458.

VT. GUN SHOW Jan 15th-16th ‘ 150 Tables’ @ Holiday Inn 1068 Williston Rd. South Burlington 05430 802-875-4540

CROSS COUNTRY ski’s. $25 & $35. Many sizes & binding types. Poles $10. Universal Yakima roof rack, $150. Nice! 563-1956

LOST & FOUND PLEASE HELP! My children’s hearts are broken. Our Sunshine has been missing since November 23, 2010, the same day that our dog Shady staggered into our home bleeding from the head and mouth, dying from wounds inflicted by a hollow shell bullet. Its is bad enough to loose a member of our family but to never find the body of the other is cruel. Please help us put Sunshine to rest humanely with closure for my children and I, and so we know, at least in death she has the dignity she rightfully deserves. Sunshine is a german shepard/golden retreiver mix. Her color is brindle and she has a bobbed tail. We hope and pray still a friendly dog. Please help us have a New Year miracle. If you know of her whereabouts, please call us at 802-349-3489. Last seen at Silver Hill Road, Witherbee on the morning of November 23rd.

MUSIC RADIO SHACK keyboard. 61 lighted keys, synthesizer, rhythms, tone & percussion. $50 OBO. 518-834-7601.


LIFE INSURANCE, EASY TO QUALIFY, NO MEDICAL EXAMS. Purchase through 86. Fast acceptances. 1-800-938-3439, x24; 1516-938-3439, x24

AIRLINES ARE HIRING: Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial Aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1-877-202-0386

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GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES, ready Feb-01. 2 black males, 4 chocolate males and 1 black female. First shots and dew claws removed. Parents on premises. 518-643-8879. $650 each. Very cute!

PRE-1964 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight rifle, .308, with scope, sling and shoulder pad plus 50 rounds. In excellent shape. Call to see. $1000.00. 845-6164844

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FOR SALE 1 Pair Brown Work Boots, New In Box, Size 10, $35. 518-623-3407.

**OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D’Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930’s thru 1970’s TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440

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WANTED FEMALE LOOKING FOR full time employment. All calls greatly appreciated & considered. 518-536-6145. SELL YOUR diabetes test strips any kind/brand unexpired $16.00 box shipping paid 1-800-266-0702

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EDUCATION DRIVER TRAINING CDLA: Tractor Trailer Learn to Earn $35- $45,000 per NTTS grad employers, D.O.L.,A.T.A., National Tractor Trailer School, Liverpool, NY 1888-243-9320 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME, 68 Weeks. ACCREDITED. Get a diploma. Get a job! 1-800-264-8330,

LOGGING LAVALLEE LOGGING is looking to harvest and purchase standing timber, primarily Hemlock & White Pine. Willing to pay New York State stumpage prices on all species. References available. Matt Lavallee, 518645-6351.

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St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Temporary Teacher Aide

needed at Saranac Lake Children’s Corner working with preschool age children with special needs. 30 hrs./wk., $7.25/hr. High school diploma or equivalent needed. Previous experience working with children helpful. NYS Teacher Assistant certification preferred. Send resume and cover letter to: The Adirondack Arc Children’s Corner 12 Mohawk St. Tupper Lake, NY 12986 EOE 84796

OPEN HOUSE Positions available supporting people with developmental disabilities in their home and community. $10.5013.98/hr based on experience and education. Excellent benefits include generous paid leave, retirement, medical/dental/life benefits. Must have valid NYS driver’s license with 3 years driving experience. Note: Always in need of relief staff (start pay $9.50/hr)

If interested, plan to come January 28, 2011 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Arc Administrative Offices 91 Fay Brook Drive, Suite 2 Lake Clear, NY 12945 891-6565, ext. 108 EOE


is currently seeking a Per Diem Addictions Counselor for our Ticonderoga and Elizabethtown Outpatient Clinics. Qualified Health Professional preferred. Experience and /or knowledge of chemical dependency preferred. The successful candidate will be responsible for treatment and documentation with a caseload of 25-30 clients, as well as group facilitation and community networking. Willing to work a flexibles chedule. Please forward resume to:

Katie M. Kirkpatrick, HR Director St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Ctr, Inc PO Box 470 Saranac Lake, NY 12983 or Fax: 518-891-1946 Email: EOE


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MYSTERY SHOPPERS! Earn up to $150 daily. Get paid to shop pt/ft. Call now 800690-1272.

HELP WANTED/LOCAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties, a tutor-based non-profit, based in Port Henry. Candidate should have bachelor’s degree in related field, leadership skills, and experience in education, along with grant writing experience. Travel necessary. Duties include working with students, staff, tutors, volunteers, and Board to achieve organizational goals. Please send cover letter and resume, along with names, addresses and phone numbers of three references by Jan. 14 to Literacy Volunteers, 3265 Broad St., Port Henry, NY 12974 or email

Seeking warehouse workers, 90 day temp, Mon-Fri, 1st and 2nd shifts. Multiple openings. $9/hr. Background check required. Apply at http:// or call 518-8252060. Visit us at 7061 Route 9, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Are you at the end of your rope with all kinds of junk? Don’t despair, sell it fast with a DenPub Classified Ad 1-800-989-4237.

CLIENT SERVICES PROVIDER The STOP Domestic Violence program of Behavioral Health Services North Inc. has a full time Client Services Provider position available at our Westport, NY office. Duties include: providing transportation, child care, supportive counseling, advocacy, and safety planning. Will occasionally work during non-business hours. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred. Valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation essential. Background checks will be conducted. Qualified candidates should submit letter of intent, resume and 3 references to: BHSN-HR 22 U.S. Oval Suite 218 Plattsburgh, NY 12903 Email: BHSN is an equal opportunity employer.



FRAC SAND Haulers with complete rigs only. Tons of Runs in warm, flat, friendly and prosperous Texas! Great company, pay and working conditions. 817-769-7621 817-7697713


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2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport

2006 Ford F350 4x4 Dump

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14,980 OR $256*Per Mo.



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2007 Chevy Avalanche LT CQ31A, Excellent Condition, Loaded

25,980 OR $421* Per Mo.


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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT AK151A, Stow ‘n Go, Power Seat, Satellite Radio

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