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By Katherine Clark The Willsboro-Reber Volunteer Fire Department is on scene of a fully involved structure fire in the heart of the hamlet. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the fire around 9:40 a.m. to an apartment building on Lake Street. The Keeseville Fire Department was called to Willsboro for the use of their aerial truck and manpower. Essex, Au Sable Forks, Wadhams, Whallonsburg, and Westport are also on scene at the blaze, which was reported by Cory Gearhart, who was leaving the Adirondack Hardware store when he noticed black smoke coming from the complex. An interior attack was started by firefighters on the blaze, but they were called out of the building at around 11:30 a.m. for safety

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Members of the Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department use their aerial truck to attack a fire at an apartment complex in Willsboro during the morning hours of Monday, Jan. 16. The fire displaced five tennants from the complex. At the same time, a second fire was reported on the Middle Road in Willsboro, which was quickly handled by members of the Willsboro-Reber and Keeseville departments. See more on this story, along with an online photo gallery at Photo by Katherine Clark

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The owners of the former Hubbard Hall property are seeking community input on what to do with the site. Sheri Amsel and Richard Prime are looking to rebuild on the site where the historic building once stood before being leveled by a Jan. 11, 2011 fire. “We are trying to decide

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TFCU set for annual phone drive ELIZABETHTOWN — The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) will host their third annual cell phone drive, this January and February. Cell phones donated at TFCU branches will be given to the STOP Domestic Violence Center in Essex County where they will be turned into Emergency 911 phones for domestic violence survivors. Over 200 phones

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LEWIS — New York State Police say a Lewis teen who died in December took an overdose of prescription drugs. Police recently completed the investigation into 16year-old Ashley M. Grady's cause of death. Toxicology reports have determined that the cause of death was respiratory arrest due to oxymorphone overdose. Oxymorphone is a time-released opiate used to relieve moderate to severe pain. The manner of death has

Brent Davison said because of the prescription time release and the high levels of the drug in Grady’s system, she may not have felt the desired effects of the drug right away and took more than necessary. “This drug is strong enough, being time released,” Davison said. “Levels found in her system were very high, multiple times higher than therapeutic levels.” The police investigation determined the narcotics found in Grady’s system were prescribed to another household member. Essex County 911 received a rescue call at 6:24 a.m. on On Dec. 21, to 618 Fox Run Road in the town of Lewis, where Grady was discovered not breathing in her bedroom by her sister. Elizabethtown-Lewis Rescue Squad and State Police responded but life saving measures were unsuccessful. Grady was a sophomore at Lewis Elizabethtown High School. She had just celebrated her 16th birthday at the time of her death.



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ers and accessories in any condition from any provider and drop them in the collection bins at any of the Credit Union's three branch locations; Ticonderoga, Port Henry and Elizabethtown, during regular business hours. Donations of toiletry items including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, as well as women’s clothing and blankets will also be accepted. Before donating, make sure you have terminated your service contract, erased all data on the phone including contacts, texts, photos and removed the SIM card (if it has one). Tips for deleting your cell phone's data can be found at the credit union’s website; in the FAQ section. You may also refer to your user's manual or contact your service provider or phone manufacturer for data removal instructions. The staff at the STOP Domestic Violence Center will take steps to remove data from the phones prior to redistribution, however doing so yourself will help expedite the process and ensure that the phone's data has been cleared. Any superfluous phones the Center cannot use will be recycled, with the proceeds from recycling also benefiting the Center.

January 21, 2012

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Willsboro welcoming with a pair of new signs

Morse to speak at Grange WHALLONSBURG — Susan Morse, the renowned wildlife tracker, photographer, and founder of Keeping Track will speak on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Whallonsburg Grange from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Champlain Area Trails (CATS) and Northeast Wilderness Trust (NWT) are hosting her presentation titled, “Wild, Yet Wonderfully Near Us: Bobcats Return to the Champlain Valley.” For more information, call Rose at 802-453-7880 or go to or

By Keith Lobdell WILLSBORO — Signs designed be a Willsboro resident now welcome travelers and those returning home. The town of Willsboro recently erected two new welcome signs along State Route 22 (Lake Shore Road and Mountain Road sections), welcoming and bidding farewell to travelers on the edge of the northern and southern town lines. “The Willsboro Beautification Committee put in $3,500 toward the signs, and we had some very generous donors who helped us,” Joanne Betters of the committee said. “We also use the profits that we receive from the pavers at the visitors center, and the town board contributed the rest.” The signs were designed by Willsboro resident Joe Robinson, who presented the designs to the committee last spring. Once approved, the signs

The new Willsboro welcome sign located on the Lake Shore Road/NYS Route 22 on the town line of Essex and Willsboro. Photo by Keith Lobdell were created by Daniels Signs out of Chazy. “They look really good,” Erica Manning of the committee said. “We were pleased with the design and the work. They have also weatherized each sign

so they should be able to handle the elements for a while.” Betters said that the committee is also looking to refurbish a sign that was located at the town water tower and place that on Middle Road.





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here’s a lot to do this coming Saturday, Jan. 21. At 9:30 a.m., our hill and dale friends from CATS are hosting an animal tracking hike at Pokomoonshine Mountain, I believe on the new trail. Check out their website for more details. Martha Gallagher will bring her harp and present a concert at the Whallonsburg Grange. She’s a fixture in the world of Adirondack music and her show starts at 7:30 p.m. Also at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, the film society will show “Moneyball” at the Willsboro School. This is yet another excellent movie from the society, starring Brad Pitt as the embattled manager of the Oakland A’s. My mother, an avid film buff, loved this movie. In case you didn’t know, the A’s are a major league baseball team from Oakland, California, a muchmaligned port city that exists in the shadow of its high-flying neighbor, San Francisco. On Thursday, Jan. 26, CATS and the North East Wilderness Trust are hosting animal tracker, photographer and very fine speaker Sue Morse for a program on bobcats in the Champlain Valley. It’s at the Grange and starts at 7 p.m. These beautiful

felines were nearly hunted to extinction locally but have made a strong comeback. Bobcats (Lynx rufus) are smaller than their cousins the Canada lynx, weighing about 25 pounds and standing two feet high at the shoulder. They have black bars on their forelegs and stubby tails, from which they get their name. Like most cats, they are solitary predators and prefer rabbits and hares, but will feed on insects, rodents, sheep, goats and the occasional cat and dog. They range all over the continental US, dwelling in woodlands, swamps and even urban fringes. Residents of the water district, which is basically the hamlet, should direct their attention to and read up on the proposals for curing the ills of the current water system. Although my dialup computer connection is horrible this morning, there seem to be two choices: use lake water and filter it, or drill wells and then filter that. The Department of Health, which oversees water systems, appears to be pressing for a decision. It also seems that the huge state and federal grants that made the sewer possible are no more.


he Westport Hose Company No. 1 is selling advance sale car wash tickets for our car wash fundraiser in the spring. Normally, it's $5 per wash, but right now you can buy a book of five tickets for only $20. All proceeds are to benefit the hose company and its service to our community. If you don't have a car or don't plan on using all five car wash tickets, an individual ticket or a whole book makes a great gift. For local businesses, purchasing these advance books of tickets is a great way to support your local volunteer fire department and give a gift to your employees or customers. For those trying to prevent rust and support a good local cause this is a win/win as the soap used contains a wax finish to help protect your car after the salt is washed off. Don't wait too long—after the first car wash, we'll stop selling the advance tickets (the exact dates are yet to be determined, but I'll keep you posted). To buy a book or books of tickets, contact Jimmy or Marlene Westover, Jr. at 962-8969, Irwin or Sheila Borden at 962-8909, or any local fireman.

Here's a little more information on two upcoming tracking events hosted by Champlain Area Trails (CATS) that I mentioned last week. This Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., David Thomas Train will lead an "Animal Tracking" hike at Poko-Moonshine. Meet at the new entrance about a mile south of the old trailhead on Route 9. Dress warmly and bring lunch. It wouldn’t hurt to email CATS at if you plan to attend. Then, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, renowned tracker and wildlife expert Sue Morse, founder of Keeping Track, will give an illustrated presentation at the Whallonsburg Grange. She'll fill us in on all sorts of local fauna, including wildcats, which have recently recovered from near extinction. Her photos are superb and her appearances are always hugely popular. Free suppers from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Westport Federated Church on the last Saturday of each month begin Jan. 28. More on this next time.


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little snow and some very cold weather remind us that we are into winter like it or not. The holiday decorations are slowly being put away for another year and there are some plans for some fun things as we move forward. The “FairWELL to Winter,” committee is busy making plans for a great event the weekend of March 3. The plans are taking shape for mostly outdoor activities and a few other added kind of fun like a dance, some special food events and they are open for more ideas. They are looking for many more volunteers to assist as well as welcoming even more events that you would like to see happen. The next planning program will take place on Wednewday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Visitor ’s Center, come join in the excitement. The next movie that will be showing is “MoneyBall,” on Saturday, Jan. 21, showing at the local school starting at 7:30 p.m. Those with a little wonder lust might like to take advantage of an upcoming North Wind Tour trip. It is called, “A Museum Day Trip,” on Saturday, March 24. You will

visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and the New York State Museum, plus a couple of meals. Both of these places are great, the price is $119 per person and you need to sign up with the Social Center in Elizabethtown call 873-6408 if interested Hopeful if you drive over Maple Street that you noticed the cute wooden reindeer on the Huestis lawn, it is real cute. Congratulations to Ron Bruno who has been named the Willsboro Town Historian. I had the pleasure of holding this job for several years, but was ready to pass it on to a very capable person. Sadly many of us have lost a great friend this past weekend, Patty James passed away on Saturday evening, she brought a lot of joy and friendship too many in these two communities of Willsboro & Essex. Happy Birthday to Deanna Mero (Belated Jan. 18), Lara Belzile Jan. 23, Chad Strong Jan. 24, Ron Hammel Jan. 25, Chilton McPheeters Jan. 25, Marshall Benedict Jan. 27, Steve Bridge Jan. 27, T.J. Sayward Jan. 27, and if my records are correct Ida Atkinson will turn “100” on Jan. 30.


ell, the cold is finally here. I went for a walk through Keeseville on Sunday. It was in the low single digits but a beautiful walk nonetheless. I’m very impressed and grateful with how well everything has been cleared; it was a very easy walk. Another thing that I am always very appreciative of is that I did not encounter much trash or garbage at all. After having lived in Plattsburgh for many years I do notice the general cleanliness of our community. While on the subject of the cold, the weekly bulletin given out this past weekend in the Catholic churches had a great section on dealing with the cold that I thought I would put here for all readers to appreciate. The notice on winter safety included five tips which were: Inspect space heater cords and keep pets and children away from them; Check the venting on all heating units such as furnaces, stoves and fireplaces and have a carbon monoxide detector installed – remember the deadly carbon monoxide is odorless; Have an emergency kit in the car

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ELIZABETHTOWN Helen DeChant • 873-9279 / t's very quiet this January, here in Elizabethtown. Some of us have some snow, more of us are dealing with more ice then snow. The sledding hill at the Cobble Hill Golf Course doesn't have quite the normal activity as other years, I'm not sure the ice skating at Noble Terrace is any better. Very low temperatures, the lack of nice fresh snow, and snizzle (the mixture of snow and drizzle) makes it not the usual play outside kind of winter weather we would like to see. Trying to find some things to do? Check out our new E-town Newsletter, which you'll find this week in the Valley News. You may find something that interests you there or always check out the E-town Social Center, to see what interesting things they might have going on. I see that they have a card making class this Friday evening, Jan. 20. Although, registration was last Friday, it sure doesn't hurt to ask if they still have any openings or put your name on a contact list, for the next time they have something happening. It appears that they are one of the busier

places in town this month. You can contact the Social Center at 873-6408. Check out our E-town Library, find a good book to curl up in front of a fire with or use one of their computers to set up an email address, so that you can easily stay connected to family and friends. Contact the library at 873-2670 for their winter hours. I gather the hoppin place last Saturday, was the Thrift Shop collection at the UCC. Thank you to the volunteers that worked like crazy for over four hours, sorting, pressing and pricing to prepare all the items for the shop. Make sure to stop in and check out those new items, or the current sale, before someone else beats you to it. A date to remember this week is Thursday, Jan. 19. All town's people interested in getting involved in the newly forming "Citizen's Groups", to help improve Emergency Preparedness, EMS, Beautification, Parks and Trails, and the Golf Course will be meeting at the Hand House on River St. at 7 p.m. Sure hope to see you there.

as your cat been suffering from hairballs? Has your furry friend's coat looked a little dull? Has your dog had rather noxious breath, or are your pet's ears looking waxy and dirty? Valerie Ann Worwood, author of The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, (New World Library, 1991), has some classic home remedies to help your pet look and feel his best, without the use of artificial chemicals. She recommends adding a small amount of olive oil to your cat's daily diet to help ameliorate hairballs. Two or three drops of cod liver oil added to your cat or dog's food a few times per week is full of Vitamins A and D which contribute to a healthy, glossy coat. Instead of commercial toothpast for your canine companion, try two tablespoons of baking soda mixed with one drop of essential clove oil and one drop of aniseed oil. Dirty ears can be safely and gently treated by mixing three drops of essential oil of lavendar with one teaspoon of witch hazel and applying at least four drops in each ear, either with cotton balls or an eyedropper. Gently massage the ear and repeat daily to soften the wax, which can then easily be removed with cotton balls. In addition to being a natural disinfectant, the lavender certainly smells nicer than most

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including blankets, flashlight, water, snack bars, flares, bright flag, shovel, and extra winter clothes; take care when shoveling, don’t overexert, space it out, take frequent breaks, bend from the knees, don’t lift with the back alone, and keep loose clothing and jewelry away from getting tangled in power equipment; finally if confined at home do some simple indoor exercise daily to maintain mobility. I also suggest at least once a day when it is the warmest of the day to briefly open a window to get some fresh air and circulate the air in the dwelling. Again my thanks to Father Poissant and staff for including this information in their bulletin. A notice on the door tells me that the downtown Laundromat has fallen victim to the cold weather and is closed temporarily as they deal with frozen pipes. It also appears that the new TnT bakeshop is no longer open. I have gone by several times and it is now closed without any signage in the windows any more. Stay safe and well everyone and enjoy the beautiful, north country weather.


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January 21, 2012

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‘Collaborators’ to be shown

Card making class scheduled

Canning class planned

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will screen an Encore production of the National Theatre of London Live's, “Collaborators,” on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The program is shown on the LPCA Big Screen and includes backstage interviews and more. This new play by John Hodge will last approximately three hours and 15 minutes. Tickets are $18 Adults, $16 LPCA Members, $12 Students 18 and under. Call the LPCA at 523-2512 for more information.

ELIZABETHTOWN — Have fun creating homemade Valentines and All-Occasion cards and gifts at the Elizabethtown Social Center on Friday, Jan. 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Please register by Friday, Jan. 13. Learn to use rubber stamping and other papercrafting techniques to make your own creations. There will be both an adult class and a teen class. The teen session is free to members.The adult class will include 3-4 cards and/or gifts. A materials fee of $10, which will include at least one Valentine-type gift (like candy) is due at registration. A $5 class fee is due at class. For more information, please contact the Social Center at 873-6408 or

WESTPORT — Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a Pressure Canning class on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Westport office. There is a $10 charge for the class. Call 9624810 ext. 0 to register.

‘Enchanted Island’ to be screened LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will screen an Encore production of the World Premiere of “The Enchanted Island,” on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $18 General Admission, $16 LPCA Members, $12 Students under 18. Call the LPCA at 523-2512 for more information.

Stager to speak at ADK LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is presenting a special program, “Climate Whiplash: What Happens After Global Warming?” Curt Stager, author of “Deep Future: the Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth,” will discuss the long-term picture of global warming. This presentation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. at ADK’s High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake in Lake Placid. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information about our programs, directions or questions about membership, contact ADK North Country office in Lake Placid at 523-3441 or visit our website at

Wadhams Library to meet WADHAMS — The Wadhams Free Library will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the library. There will be elections of officers and trustees. The meeting is open to the public.

Aerials set for under the lights LAKE PLACID — Americans Hannah Kearney and Ashley Caldwell will try to defend their World Cup crowns when the FIS Freestyle World Cup returns to Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington Jan. 19-21. Action begins Thursday, Jan. 19, at Whiteface Mountain with the moguls competitions, beginning at 1:45 p.m., followed by aerials both Friday and Saturday night. The aerials events are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s jumping will also conclude with a fireworks display.

Poetry at Wadhams library WADHAMS — Judith Dow Moore began writing poetry late in life, initially by writing a poem each year to her first grandchild. She was born in Montreal, Canada where she enjoyed a childhood she describes as graced with, “wonderful freedom,” and “blessedly few consumer goods.” She received her bachelors from McGill and a masters from Breadloaf. She taught English in the public schools and started writing after her retirement. Moore will give a reading of her work at the Wadhams Free Library on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Sweet Adelines seeks members PLATTSBURGH — In January 2012, choruses throughout the world are welcoming interested singers to experience what it is like to sing with Sweet Adelines International. We are looking for singers to join the thousands of members who value the joy of singing chordringing, fun-filled music. There are more than 500 Sweet Adelines choruses throughout the globe that meet regularly to practice, socialize, perform and sing a cappella harmony, barbershop style. In Plattsburgh, the Champlain Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines includes members from two states and three counties in northern New York. Our chorus invites women who like to sing to an Open House on Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Country Alliance Church, 7 Northern Avenue. For more information, call Phil at 563-6151.

Winter film series set WILLSBORO — The Champlain Valley Film Society has announced its Winter 2012 movie schedule. All Winter films will be shown at 7:30 p.m. rather than 8 p.m., and all shows will be held at the Willsboro Central School. The series is as follows: •“Moneyball,” Saturday, Jan. 21 •“The Ides of March,” Saturday, Feb. 4 •“Crazy, Stupid Love,” Feb. 18 •“Shane,” Saturday, March 3

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We need a food revolution God does not take sides F I t’s time for a food revolution, starting on the road at convenience stores, fast food joints and grocery chains. They need to be more accountable and begin selling more healthy on-the-go meals. Let’s face it, we’re a fat nation. About 34 percent of adults and 17 percent of children in the U.S. are obese. New York itself has an obesity rate of 24 percent. We all know the consequences of obesity: heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, stroke, death. For the millions of people who made it their New Year ’s resolutions to eat healthier this year, many will either stay away from the abundant fast-food options we have now or eventually succumb to the regular fare, which continues to keep many Americans fat. After all, convenient food is heavily processed and loaded with fat, carbohydrates, sugar and salt. If the U.S. is really going to get trim, it needs the help of food suppliers, especially the ones on the front line. While there are natural options to onthe-go eating habits — apples, bananas, celery, carrots, raw nuts, raisins, etc. — they are limited. It takes a great deal of planning and preparation to eat healthy as an American, but we don’t always have the time. We’re a nation on the go. Commuters rely on quick, easy grub to keep on the move (“America runs on Dunkin’”). So those who really want to lose the excess weight many times give up because they have few healthy choices on the road. We wish we could walk into a convenience store, a grocery store or a fast-food restaurant and walk out with a nutritious meal we can eat in the car or at our desk. While some food poses as healthy, these are merely token items. Most convenience stores sell fresh fruit, milk and yogurt. Some sell salads, but they are processed in other locations. And a granola bar only goes so far. We’ll admit, some pre-made deli sandwiches have wheat bread as an option and include lettuce and tomato. But that’s not much of a healthier alternative to hamburgers, fake

rib sandwiches, breakfast burritos and processed chicken patties. What about vegetarian food? If a health food store can make fresh vegan burritos, fried tempeh sandwiches, garden and black bean salads and a variety of quick vegetarian meals, why can’t Stewart’s, Grand Union, Hannaford, Price Chopper or Walmart? There are few stores that carry these kinds of on-the-go nutritious alternatives, mostly health food stores, but they are not always open when we need the food, such as early in the morning and late at night when people are on the go. Try to cut out the following in your diet: cheese, processed frozen food, processed meat, salty snacks, sweets, and traditional fast food. Make it low-sodium. Make it vegetarian. Now walk into a convenience store, fast food restaurant or grocery store and look around. You won’t find much, if anything, to eat on the go, certainly not a meal. It takes time to eat healthy, and time is something many Americans don’t have. No wonder we’re so obese. And businesses that sell us food could make it so much easier, and help us get healthier, if they only tried as hard as the health food stores. Here’s an idea: The health food stores could contract with these other stores and offer fresh, wholesome grab-and-go food in a natural food cooler. The same old food just doesn’t cut it anymore. When will our food suppliers realize that? So here’s our challenge for 2012: Demand healthier food. Write letters, complain to store managers and make them change. Tell them you’re mad as hell and you’re not going to take it anymore.

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and political positions. Last or a country that was week a group of Evangelical founded based on the leaders met in Texas to throw principle of religious their support behind the confreedom, religion seems to be servative Santorum. under fire or at the very least For a nation that expresses in question these days. From a tolerance for one’s religious the concern over football beliefs, we seem overly sensiplayer Tim Tebow, presidentive to ones expression of tial candidates Romney, faith. I find it hard to believe Huntsman, Santorum and God cares one way or another Gingrich, media/political Dan Alexander who is the victor in a football classifications of the reliThoughts from game. And while players gious right as evangelicals Behind the Pressline over the years in all sports and the recent controversies have displayed many signs and gestures of over nativity scenes around the country, it thanks to their supreme being, it seems odd would appear that our nation’s opinion of that such a fervor has been created around religion has moved from a nation of believTebow’s actions. ers to one of skeptics. The national media who controls the Tebow is the second year professional news agenda sees these actions as worthy quarterback for the Denver Broncos. A headlines. Their role should be one of asHeisman Trophy winner, Tebow was highly sisting to create tolerance and understandcriticized for his lack of professional skills, ing, instead of creating labels and conflict but when given the chance to play this year between those of different faiths and behe remarkably helped his team into the NFL liefs. playoffs with a series of last minute heroics. It’s just my opinion, but I don’t think Last week his team beat the heavily favored God is a scorekeeper nor does God choose Pittsburgh Steelers in an overtime game in to take sides in sporting events and God’s the first round of the playoffs. Tebow is favor can’t be garnered for political gain. very vocal about his beliefs and frequently God is not waiting to seek vengeances at drops to one knee to give thanks to God. those who error in their ways. It is my opinHis outward visible expression has been ion that God judges us by the entire body of copied by many and the pose has been our lives and not hour by hour nor day by termed “Tebowing.” The media has foday. I hope God considers what’s in a percused heavily on his strong show of faith son’s heart, the way they conduct their lives and the credit he gives God as part of his and lessons they learn from life and how success. they go about correcting the errors made Recently, NBA Hall of Fame player and along the way. current commentator Charles Barkley And that is exactly the way we should termed Tebowmania as a “national disasaddress issues of faith as well as those of ter.” The Broncos were crushed last week by non-belief. As individuals in this country the New England Patriots, bringing an end we should be able to practice our faith as to Tebow’s season and removing him from spelled out in the Declaration of Independthe national spotlight, at least for now. ence: “that they are endowed by their CreIn the case of presidential candidates ator with certain unalienable Rights,” proRomney and Huntsman, questions about vided that faith does not seek harm to oththeir religious beliefs center more around ers. Just as non-believers should be able to an overall lack of understanding of the pursue their beliefs without insisting their Mormon faith. While Romney and Huntsrights trump those of faith. We should all be man attempt to better define their religious judged on how we conduct our lives and beliefs, Gingrich has had to explain his conhow we treat others and not apply labels to version to Catholicism after marrying his individuals or groups that create conflict third wife. The Catholic Church has taken a within our society. very strong stance against divorce, but since Gingrich wasn’t previously married in Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denthe church, it doesn’t recognize those marton Publications. He may be reached at riages. Santorum, also a Catholic, has aligned his faith beliefs with his public life

January 21, 2012

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Whiskey in a can?

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ome time ago, I chronicled how alcohol producers were bad citizens for producing alcopops like “Four Loco” and others that were so obviously aimed at underage drinkers. Just when I thought that alcohol producers and their ostensibly missing in action regulators couldn’t get any By Scot Hurlburt more outrageous, they have. Soon, it may be possible to purchase a 12ounce drink that has eight shots of whiskey in it. Eighty-proof whiskey is being produced in the same flip top cans that soda sometimes comes in. The non-resealable can of course encourages the consumer to drink the entire content of the can. Just to put this in perspective, a 160 pound man who drank one can in an hour would have a blood alcohol level of .18 to .22, enough to cause significant motor impairment, loss of memory and blackouts. Whiskey, especially expensive whiskey, is almost exclusively the drink of adults. First of all, it is expensive when compared to beer or wine. A single bottle of good whiskey can cost over a hundred dollars such as Middleton’s Irish Whiskey, a Forbes list top ten at $139 a bottle. I doubt that there are more than a handful of teenagers that even know this whiskey exists. Expensive whiskey makers don’t aim advertisements at children. Could it be that some advertising genius started reading about underage drinkers and a light bulb went off in his head, because underage drinkers are often under the scrutiny of adults. When they drink they must consume as much alcohol as they can in the shortest amount of time. Move over Four Loco and other dangerous alcopops, there are a new and even more ridiculously lethal drink that underage drinkers will undoubtedly seek out, whiskey in a can. A can with eight shots of high octane, 80 proof whiskey. Given the alcohol punch in each can, the $5 price tag is a bargain when you factor that the purchaser is getting the same amount of alcohol that they would in eight cans of beer. The only element that might deter young drinkers may be the taste and it must be decidedly unpalatable at $5 a can. Though, if underage drinkers are seeking only to become intoxicated, mixing the eight shot can with soda or juice may camouflage the taste. While I am flabbergasted that alcohol producers would market such a product, I am even more surprised that they are allowed to produce such a drink. Alcohol regulators don’t seem to see the linkage between these drinks and their intended audience. In addition to one outrageous youth drink after another, alcohol advertising has increased exponentially. According to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, alcohol advertising aimed at youth has increased by 50-percent in the last decade. Advertising by alcohol producers with their deep pockets have often defeated the efforts of advertising by government agencies and private organizations seeking to warn young people about the dangers of underage drinking. Honestly, I cannot think of even one reason for advertising aimed at young people to be allowed. We don’t allow tobacco producers to do it and alcohol producers shouldn’t be allowed to do it either. Largescale advertisers such as the beer producers could explicitly state that underage drinking is dangerous by making a statement in their advertising that is aimed at adults. These advertisers know that children like talking animals including those that have been featured in beer advertisements over the last ten years. Sure some adults find these advertisements amusing, however, advertisements that were more adult focused could also reinforce the message to youth that they are not part of the target audience. I don’t suppose that underage drinking can be eliminated, however, do we really need to encourage underage drinking? Do we need to allow the production and marketing of drinks that seem to be aimed at youth? Hopefully, most adults would agree that the answer to both of these questions is no. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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Thanks for kindness To the Valley News: In Praise Of The Good Samaritan Driver, the driver who, on Jan. 12, during a snowstorm displayed a rare and random act of kindness in voluntarily taking the time to slow down and escort our broken down vehical in tow on Route 9 in Elizabethtown to Lewis, to our home. This kind person put on their four way flashers and took up the rear behind my husbands car I was towing home with a tow strap. My husbands car lights were fading due to a failing battery and we were fighting daylight and bad road conditions to get the vehical home safely. What that driver did not know is that my husband had just driven his bi-weekly commute from New York City and almost made it home, but broke down. I was working overtime plowing snow during the days snowstorm and had to get special permission to leave my job 45 minutes away to come rescue my stranded husband. To have a stranger take the time and initiative to not pass us like so many others, but instead to escort us home in safety at the end of a long day for both of us was a very much appreciated kind gesture. We don't know who you are, but wanted to say thank you. The world needs more people like you. We will pay it forward! Linda and Kevin Ferguson Lewis

Support appreciated To the Valley News: We can't even begin to thank the number of people from the North Country enough for stepping up to make our First Annual Boys' and Girls' Alzheimer's Awareness Basketball Tournaments so successful. The response from the school officials, the sponsors, referees, volunteers and friends was truly humbling. We were able to send $16,332.76 to Massachusetts General Hospital. MGH matched that amount to give $32,665.52 to Alzheimer's research! We would like to thank the following people for making this so successful: Gail ElsSuperintendent of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School; Bill Larrow- Superintendent of Moriah Central School; Athletic Directors Paul Buehler and Brian Cross; Our Corporate sponsors: Marsha Homes, Northline Utilities, Blue Rock Energy, Riverside Lanes, D.A. Collins Construction, Christopher's Chevrolet, Pasquale's Restaurant, Gordon Oil, Marvin's Funeral Home, Adirondack Auto, Egglefield Motors, Friedman Realty, Jamie Martineau Law Office, Burleigh's Luncheonette, Rathburn Jewelers, Treadway Service Center, Treadway Motor Sports, Boyea's Grocery, McDonald's of Ti, Peru Basketball Booster Club, Finney Sports, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Belfred Motel, Jay's Sunoco and Primerica Financial Services. Donors for our halftime raffle included Adirondack Hardware, Steinhoff's Sportsman's Inn, Baxter Mt. Tavern, Deer's Head Inn, Bub's Pizzeria, Flanagan's Pub & Grill, North Country Club, Grover Hill's Deli, Laura's Hair Stylist, Crickets Restaurant, Au Sable Inn, Me and My Girls Cafe, Ernie's Market, Cobble Hill Inn, AuSable Inn, and Mike Kayczewski and Duke Basketball Our Individual Donors were Peter Levine, Keith Otto, Bob Hudak, Cal and Pat Nephew, Moriah Teachers, ElizabethtownLewis Senior Class, Keith and Rachel Mason, Helene Gibbens, Eric and Pam Arnold, John Steffy, Gary Keysor, Tim Singer, Augusta Wilson, Michael and Laurie Davis, Joe Gilbo, Bart and Kristina Swan. The referees who donated their time for eight games were David Allen, Rick Carpenter, Jim Stahl, Val Stahl, Steve Stahl, Tom Edwards, Bruce Fassett, Tim Hanson, Ken Ladeau, Glenn Russell, Jason Strieble, Dennis Trombley, Rick Smith and Cy Labatore The volunteers at each site were Elizabethtown: Toni Mowery, Lauri Cutting, Patti Stevens, Karen Keech, Patti Phillips and Christina Mitchell; Moriah: Theresa Trombley, Don Tesar, Gary Wykes, Ed Tromblee,

Chris Mallote, Tim Breeyear, Missy Larrow and Kelly Cross. Thanks to Bob Goetz and Keith Lobdell for newspaper publicity, Bob Dedrick and Ike Tyler for helping to line up sponsors. Special thanks to Roger and Darlene Long for their support and guidance And last but not least to the players and coaches of the girls teams from Westport, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake and the boys teams from Peru, Moriah, Ticonderoga and Westport. Your hustle, desire and teamwork really exemplified the spirit of the tournament. It is our hope that because of your efforts in helping to raise Alzheimer's awareness,fifty years from now you will never have to experience yourself or a loved one going through this disease! Judy and John Konowitz Tournament organizers

Come to Willsboro meeting To the Valley News: Nearly three years ago, work began to develop a new community based comprehensive local land use planning program for the Town of Willsboro. The new Comprehensive Plan will update the obsolete 1977 Willsboro Comprehensive Plan and establish future land use policies and standards that promote sustainable economic development while protecting water quality as well as preserving open space, farmland, and sensitive areas. This process has been supported by a grant from the New York State Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund. The Willsboro Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee was appointed by the Town Board in March 2009,has met monthly, studied existing community planning documents, held community information and fact gathering meetings as well as visioning workshops, surveyed community citizens and prepared a proposed new Comprehensive Land Use and Action Plan. The Steering committee will hold a community meeting open to all interested Willsboro citizens to share the proposed new Comprehensive Plan and answer questions from the public. The meeting will be on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Willsboro Central School Cafeteria, Farrell Road, Willsboro. The Steering Committee wants to provide an opportunity for citizens to view the completed plan draft and to hear from them as to what extent the plan represents shared community values and beliefs and gives direction to move Willsboro forward in the future. The Steering Committee will also hold a Public Hearing on the plan following the community meeting. The Public Hearing will run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is required by NYS Town Law, and enables the Steering Committee to receive formal comments and testimony on the proposed Comprehensive Plan prior to regulatory agency review and adoption proceedings by the Town. Paper copies of the draft Plan and Appendices are available for review at the Town Office, the Paine Memorial Library, and the front desk of Willsboro Central School. Electronic links to the Plan and Appendices can be found on the Town of Willsboro website (www.townofwillsboro,com click on comprehensive plan). Refreshments will be served at the community meeting and the Steering Committee encourages Willsboro citizens to take this opportunity to review their progress and to discuss their concerns and ideas related to land use and future development. The Town Of Willsboro Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Bill Bardeen, Willsboro, Co-Chair John Oliver, Willsboro, Co-Chair

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s I have gotten older, I have tried to be more humble. I try not to get too high and, in the same token, too low when it comes to work, personal life or kids life. But, there was an event that happened one year ago that made me think back on the past year back here at the Valley News and, you by Keith Lobdell know what, I am going to brag a little. When Hubbard Hall in Elizabethtown burned down one year ago, I went to cover it in the early morning hours the way most reporters would — pen, pencil and camera. After I got into the office, however, I went back with a new little piece of equipment, a Flip camera. Later that day, we had video up from the scene, including interviews and moving pictures from the blaze — the first that was on any journalism site. Since, we have expanded our video and tried to get different types of events and forums online, including basketball games of the week, interviews and press conferences. Also, since we entered our new design platform at, we have been putting numerous photo galleries online, also trying to range from sporting events to breaking news and feature items. Along with that, we have been on top of many local stories that have either been completely ignored or taken up weeks later by other outlets. Our coverage of the completion and opening of the Champlain Bridge was unprecedented, including the Lake Champlain Bridge Book, which is one of the best local works I have seen in a long time. I was the only journalist at ELCS goalie Brock Marvin’s return to varsity soccer after his heart transplant surgery. On that note, as reporters, we attended far more regular season fall, winter and spring sports than anyone else. When it came to Willsboro native Sophie Clarke being on the CBS show “Survivor,” the only place to report on the story before us was WCAX-TV, and they have a little bit of an inside edge being the CBS affiliate. We also had weekly reports following Clarke, an interview with her and her father, and followed the story all the way through her homecoming in Willsboro, something that no one else did. There are countless other examples, but I only have one column. This past year, we have also received a lot of response to our stories. We have had people ask us how dare we cover this or put this name in the paper or report on a topic. In the same breath, we have had people say that they found those stories extremely interesting. For our re-vamped editorial page, we have been called bot bleeding heart liberals and staunch conservatives. You know what that all means together? We’re doing our jobs well. I have seen no other entity receive so much reaction — positive or negative — about their product, and I welcome it all. If someone wants to say good job, that’s fine. If someone wants to say they don’t like what we’re doing, that’s great to. But what we are doing is something that either way, people care about, and that is the key. What I am trying to say is, the Valley News, and Denton Publications as a whole, is a leader in local news and journalism. With video and photo galleries, everyone else has followed that lead. If you see us say we had something first on our website, it’s because we had it first, period, not because we put it on our site hours after other news outlets but before it went into the paper. With that said, I know more than anyone that pride cometh before the fall. We have had way more than our share of mistakes, but never in accuracy or deciding on what goes into our publications. I’ll be more than sorry for mis-identifying a person in a picture or spelling a name wrong, but there is nothing that we have covered this year where I feel that we went out-of-bounds. In the same token, we can’t do this alone, and the reason that this has gone so well is because of those who call in, visit and visit our Facebook Page (Valley News) with suggestions and ideas for stories. Keep them coming in, and thank you. Keith Lobdell is the editor of the Valley News. He can be reached at, at the Valley News Facebook Page, or on Twitter @ValleyNewsAdk.

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January 21, 2012

Supers seek doctor at VA clinic Board behind Tahawus rail line By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Keene Supervisor William “Bill” Ferebee said he wanted to be the new head of the Essex County Veteran’s Committee because, as a fellow veteran, he wanted to make sure they were taken care of. For him, that includes making sure there is a doctor at the local VA Clinics. Ferebee said that he was concerned that there are no doctors at present at either the Westport VA clinic or at the Saranac Lake satellite office, although it offers tele-medicine technology. “I asked to be put on this committee because my concern is being a veteran myself, is the services that they are offering,” Ferebee said during the Jan. 9 public safety committee meeting. “They have currently no doctor on staff in Westport and that is odd to me. All along when the VA chose to move out of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital that was a concern of the veterans and it has appeared to have come true.” Ferebee related an experience for a recent visit. “I was in the other day just to set up a routine appointment for myself and here are two older veterans that desperately needed to see a doctor and they were told there was none and that they couldn’t give them an appointment because they didn’t know when

they would have a doctor or they could go to Saranac Lake to do the computer telemedicine,” Ferebee said. Westport Supervisor Daniel Connell said that he felt the same way as Ferebee. “I just want to reiterate that is absolutely right,” Connell said. “All the discussion that we had about changing the VA clinic was, long term, they have never been able to keep a doctor and at least when they were at the hospital, if they didn’t have their doctor, they were in a medical facility that had doctors. So this is no surprise to any of us or to any of the veterans who attended all of the meetings. We absolutely knew this was going to happen and said it was going to happen and now it is happening.” Ferebee said that he would be speaking with federal legislators to get his point across. “My focus is to get with Congressman Owens and Congressman Gibson to try and bring light to our situation again,” Ferebee said. “I mean it is not the right way to treat out veterans or anyone, so that is one of my primary goals as being appointed to this committee.” Recently, the doctor assigned to the clinics in Westport and Saranac Lake left, citing family issues. Authorities with the VA Clinic said that there is no thought of closure for either site and that urgent care will be contracted out to local physicians.

By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors showed their support for the reopening of the Tahawus-North Creek rail line for freight travel. At its Jan. 3 organizational meeting, the board unanimously seconded a resolution giving their support to parent company Iowa Pacific and its application to the Surface Transportation Board for the re-activation of the Tahawus-North Creek Rail Line. The motion was brought to the floor by Newcomb Supervisor George Canon. “Unfortunately it is being opposed by some environmental groups and possibly even the state itself,” Canon said. “I would like a unanimous resolution, if I could get it, from this body supporting Iowa’s Pacific’s intent to move freight from Tahawus that could have a huge economic impact on my community, the town of Minerva and all around us.” Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey said that she has seen the boom that can come with rail usage. “On the other side of the county line is the town of Johnsburg, and we have seen a real renaissance there in part due to the re-emergence of the rails there for tourism,” Corey said. “I think that there is a definite benefit

and I think this is something that we definitely need to explore and support.” Moriah Supervisor Thomas “Tom” Scozzafava spoke about the loss of railways has affected his town. “We now have the huge tailings pile that is at Seven Mill owned by a French company Rhodia, and rare earths right now are at an all time high on the market,” Scozzafava said. “This company is looking right now at the possibility of moving that pile to Texas. They will have to truck it out... In conversations that I have had with this company, they were saying if only that rail line were still in existence today, what an asset it would be to do what they need to do, so I fully support Mr. Canon’s resolution.” Scozzafava said that he felt the railways were important and should be protected. “I think it is crazy that the environmentalists are out there wanting to tear the tracks up on that line that is so important to the economic recovery in that area and we as a board should do everything that we can do to make certain that they do not tear that rail line out,” he said. The rail line, owned by National Lead, was last used when the Tahawus mine closed in 1989. In the early to mid-1800s, the area was used for iron mining, but since 1942 it had been mined for ilmenite, which was processed into titanium dioxide for products such as paint. Magnetite was a byproduct.

Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randall Douglas names committee assignments for 2012 By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — With four new supervisors, there were several changes to the committee assignments at the Essex County Board of Supervisors. County Chairman Randall “Randy” Douglas announced the list last week, with the 18 supervisors placed into eight main committees and numerous sub-committees. North Elba Supervisor Robert “Roby Politi continues to chair the Ways and Means Committee as the vice chairman of the county

board. Moriah Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava is the vice chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, with all other supervisors serving on the board that passes resolution to the full body. Scozzafava chairs the finance committee, with St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency acting as vice-chair and members including Politi, Debra Malaney (Ticonderoga), Edward Hatch (Willsboro), William Ferebee (Keene), George Canon (Newcomb), Margaret Bartley (Elizabethtown) and Ronald Moore (North Hudson). Lewis Supervisor David Blades is the chairman of the human services committee, with

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Traditional Anglican Worship. Fr. David Ousley, Vicar and Rev. Patti Johnson, Deacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. - Healing Prayer and Holy Eucharist. Sun. - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Phone 518 834-9693 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, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday at 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. at 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, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, 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. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Website: 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 or Ann Marie Speir. 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 United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School 10:15 AM, Pre School Play Group Thursdays 1011:30 AM Sept.-May. web page: St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: 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. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email:

St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 27 through September 12. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 5764711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information call 518-523-3652. Lake Placid Baptist Church - Leading people to become

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High Peaks Church - A Bible-believing, non-denominational church. 97 Will Rogers Drive, Saranac Lake, 891-3255 Saranac Lake Baptist Church - 490 Broadway, Saranac Lake, 891-5473 First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, Saranac Lake, 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 8911383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursery care available. First Presbyterian Church PC(USA) - 57 Church Sreet, Saranac Lake, NY, 518-891-3401, Rev. Joann White. All Are Welcome Here! 9:45am Sunday Worship. Sunday School for All Ages. Nursery Care. 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study. Handicap Accessible & Hearing Assistance. Saranac Lake Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - 5043 Rt. 3, Saranac Lake, 518-891-9233 Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m. Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity - Worshipping at the First United Methodist Church at 63 Church St., Saranac Lake. Pastor Michael Richards presiding. 518-891-5262. Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour. Sunday School available. TUPPER LAKE United Community Church - 25 High Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9810 Holy Name Catholic Church - 114 Main Street, Tupper Lake, 359-9194 St. Alphonsus Church - 48 Wawbeek Avenue, Tupper Lake, 359-3405. St. Thomas Episcopal - 8 Brentwood Ave, Tupper Lake 359-9786 WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Sunday worship celebration at Noon, Pastor Leon Hebrink. 962-8293 *For other ministry & discipleship opportunities see the Westport Federated Church schedule. WESTPORT Federated Church - Main Street Westport: Saturday Evening ‘Praise, Word & Prayer’ Service, 5 p.m. Sunday morning Worship Celebration, 9:00 a.m. plus Children’s Church; Bible Study 10:15 a.m. Thursday evening parsonage book & bible discussion, 6:30 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. 962-8293. Pastor Leon Hebrink, “Following Jesus in the company of friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday 5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email:

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Wells Library Continued from page 1 come and walk through so they can feel the appreciation for all the hard work.“ The library will open its doors at 11 a.m.. At 1 p.m., Librarian Karen Rappaport will lead off the celebration, performing with her jazz trio, Spring on Jupiter, for library visitors. The Wells Memorial Library, built in 1906, is reopening five months to the date of the Aug. 28 flooding. The flood waters filled the building’s basement and flooded the main floor up to three feet. Once the water receded, a thick mud cast was left over the ground floor and basement. Books, book cases and electrical equipment more were all severely damaged. “It was a real sense of almost defeat, just a feeling of how are we going to do anything,” Ward said. But, as the water receded, neighbors and volunteers arrived to help. “When people ask how did you know where to start, I said to them ‘how do you eat an elephant,’” Ward said. “The answer is one bite at a time.” A crew of 40 volunteers worked tirelessly through the week, acting as a “bucket brigade,” getting water out of the basement any way they could, as well as salvaging books and other equipment and cleaning the property of storm debris. Ward said the reaction reminded her of how close the community is. “We’ve felt very fortunate,” Ward said. “If this disaster was going to happen, I’m glad it happened where people are so caring like they

are in Jay.” The building’s historic architecture and original hemlock bookshelves stood the test of the waters, Ward said. Unfortunately, newer shelving units and walls did not. About half of the shelving units needed to be replaced and the other half were in need of refurbishing. Local contractor Mike Loyd Brewer, who shared the board’s appreciation for older structures, was hired to restore the building. “This was an opportunity to start fresh and we wanted things as perfect as possible,” Ward said. After months of hard work by many volunteers and over $40,000 in fees to contractors and materials, the community continues to give what they can to restore the library to its former state. About 5,000 books have been donated by the community thanks to an event arranged by local Author, Kate Messner, who held a book drive and singing at Book Store Plus in Lake Placid. The event raised $1,600, which was 10percent of the profits, for the library to rebuild its book collection. Owner Sarah Galvin said the store has also given the library a gift card with $3,000 in donations from community. Though the doors will soon open, fundraising efforts will continue. Ward said the library is no longer accepting book donations at this time, but are looking for anyone with art work, poetry or photographs inspired by or of the flooding. The art work will be put into a slide show of the devastation or displayed inside the newly finished library.

Continued from page 1 reasons. "It's safe to say that the building is a total loss," Willsboro-Reber Chief John Cross said, adding that he could not confirm a potential cause of the fire. "We are still not positive about the cause," Cross said. "I cannot confirm if it was due to the landlord trying to unthaw frozen pipes. We can only say that the fire started in the basement." “I saw black smoke and ran into the hardware store and told them to call 911,” Gearhart said. “I ran over to the house and noticed someone leaving, so I went to help.” Gearhart also helped to assist another resident out of the building. Colleen Blanchard, a resident of the apartments, said that she was getting ready to leave for work when she noticed smoke. “I smelled and saw smoke and heard the fire detectors going off,” Blanchard said. “Smoke was coming up the pipes through the radiator. I went downstairs and out, around the outside to the basement doors and tried to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher.” When that effort failed, Blanchard then turned her attention to getting fellow residents out of the building.

According to officials on scene, anywhere between three or four residents were in the complex at the time of the fire, with all making it safely out with no injuries. “The tenants were not able to get belongings out, but everyone was able to get out safely,” Willsboro-Reber Fire Police Captain Roger Crowningshield said. Blanchard said that she was afraid that her cat had not made it out of the fire, as well as several birds from a neighboring tenant. Jimmy Lee of the Willsboro-Reber Fire Department said that the American Red Cross had been alerted to the situation and would be offering temporary lodging to those displaced by the blaze. The fire was the second that the Willsboro Volunteer Fire Department was called out on the morning of Jan. 16, as they and members of the Keeseville department responded to a blaze at 1158 Middle Road. According to authorities, Susan Cave and David Briner were alerted to a fire at their home when 10-year old Austin told them that he smelled smoke. The trio escaped, along with a 10-month old baby. The fire was contained to a bedroom in the house, but the house suffered extensive smoke damage as a result of the blaze. The North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross will be assisting the family. - Editor Keith Lobdell contributed to this story

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Willsboro meeting set on town plan WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a community meeting open to all interested Willsboro citizens on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Willsboro Central School Cafeteria, Farrell Road, Willsboro, New York. The purpose of the meeting is to share the Comprehensive Land Use and Action Plan with citizens and answer questions about the plan. The Steering Committee wants to provide an opportunity for citizens to view the completed plan and to hear from citizens as to what extent the plan represents shared community values and beliefs and gives direction to move Willsboro forward in the future. The Steering Committee will hold a public hearing on the Comprehensive Land Use and Action Plan following the community meeting. The public hearing will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or later if attendance warrants. The public hearing is required by NYS Town Law and enables the Steering Committee to receive formal comments and testimo-

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ELIZABETHTOWN/PLATTSBURGH — Helping a good cause is again on the menu for the second year in a row. The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc., has teamed up with a host of local restaurants to again hold the second annual “Dine United” day set for Thursday, Jan. 26. “We are very excited that we are having the second Dine United,” 2012 Campaign Co-Chairperson Gayle Alexander said. “The first one was a huge success, and we have most of the restaurants back from last year as well as some new ones.” The event invites restaurants throughout Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties to donate a percentage of one day and/or night’s gross sales to the United Way. “This is a breakfast, lunch and dinner event,” Alexander said. “You can dine at three different locations and support the United Way each time.” Also, all diners who say they are there for “Dine United” can fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win one of several prizes, which include an Adirondack Gift Basket from Adirondack Specialty Foods, Gift certificate to Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro for $75, Gift certificate to Irises Café & Wine Bar for $20; two wine baskets of assorted wines; a pair of one-day lift tickets to Whiteface Ski Resort; two Olympic Site Tour passports; and two bobsled rides at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Along with local prizes, the raffle will also

include the chance to win footballs signed by New York Giant linebacker Michael Boley, Buffalo Bills defensive back Aaron Williams, Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings or the 2011 New York Jets team. “Because of the great partnership between the United Way and the NFL, we were able to get these great gifts at no cost,” Alexander said. “We are also very appreciative of the great local gifts that have also been donated for the raffle. •Restaurants that will be part of the Jan. 26 Dine United event include the following: •Burgoyne Grill in Ticonderoga. •Cellar Bistro & Grille in Wilmington. •Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro, Arnie's Restaurant, Bazzano's Pizza, the Butcher Block, Delish Cupcake Bakeshop, Duke's Diner, the Ground Round, Mainely Lobster & Seafood, Mangia Pizza & Pasta, Mickey’s Restaurant, My Cup of Tea, Pepper, Starbucks and Uno Chicago Grill in Plattsburgh. •Cobble Hill Inn and Deer's Head Inn in Elizabethtown. •Big Daddy’s Restaurant in Redford. •Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear. •Donovan’s in Malone. •Sandy’s Deli Inc., in Rouses Point. •The Baxter Mountain Tavern in Keene. •Gumas Restaurant in West Chazy. Alexander said that there are more restaurants that have been signing up leading to the event. For a complete listing of the participating restaurants with addresses to each, visit the United Way of the Adirondacks, Inc. home page at and click on special events, and then on 2012 Dine United.

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Saranac Lake to be invaded this winter during Winter Carnival SARANAC LAKE — “Zonker” has been looking to the skies in anticipation for the coming weeks. That is because a Space Alien Invasion is coming to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, Feb. 3-12, in the village of Saranac Lake. Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee have been finalizing plans for the the 10-day festival, complete with sports, dances, performances, two parades, three fireworks shows and, of course, the Ice Palace. The committee will next meet on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction Room at the Saranac Lake High School. As for “Zonker,” his likeness will again grace the front of the 2012 Winter Carnival button, as drawn and designed by Garry Trudeau. Buttons are $3 and are available at the following locations: Ace hardware, Adirondack Bank Main St., Adirondack Bank Branch, Adult Center, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Wine and Liquor, Amanda’s Village Motel, Ampersound, Bear Essentials, Belvedere, Bloomin Market, Blue Line Sports Shop, Blue Moon Café, Captain Cooks, Chamber of Commerce, Community Bank Main St., Community Bank Branch, Eco Living, Fusion Market, Goody-Goody’s, HSBC Bank, Hyde’s Mobile Nice and Easy, Hyde’s Mobile Broadway, Kinney Drug Store, K&E Enterprise, Lake View Deli, Maurice’s, McKenzie’s Restaurant, NBT bank, Norman’s Store, Post Office Pharmacy, Rice Furniture, Saranac Lake Discount Liquor, Vets Club, The Waterhole, and Saranac Village at Will Rogers. Also, mail orders can be made to Barbara Martin, 230 Broadway, Saranac Lake, N.Y. 12983. Shipping costs are $2 for 1-5 buttons, $5 for 6-9, and$ 7 for 10 or more. Events kick off on Thursday, Feb. 2 with the 13th annual Past Royalty Dinner at the Red Fox Restaurant, followed by the coronation of the 2012 carnival royalty at the Harrietstown Hall at 7:30 p.m. The Ice Palace Fun Run takes place on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m., with other events including the 19th Annual Business & Professional Women Chocolate Festival; Lutheran Church Women’s Craft Sale; Petrova Elementary School Winter Carni-

val; The Curling Exhibition near the State Boat Launch site on Lake Flower, Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Exhibition; White Stag Downhill Ski Races; NBT Bank Ladies’ Fry Pan Toss; 14th annual Saranac Lake Figure Skating Spaghetti Dinner: and the Lighting Of Ice Palace, followed by the Guide Boat Realty Fireworks Display. The 9-Pin No-Tap Bowling Tournament takes place on Sunday, Feb. 5, along with the H & R Block Ultimate Frisbee Games at the Petrova Athletic Fields; and the The Spike of Ice Icicle Contest at the Ice Palace. An interfaith service, bingo and classic film will be events on Monday, Feb. 6, while there will be a scavenger hunt for middle grade students, Grand Marshal Reception, Royalty dinner and firemen’s broomball on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Mac’s Canoe Livery snowshoe races will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, with Torchlight Skiing at Mount Pisgah Ski Center and fireworks along with the 25th Annual Meineker Figure Skating Show at the Saranac Lake Civic Center taking place on Thursday, Feb. 9. The Adirondack Bank innertube races at Mount Pisgah; the 23rd annual winter book sale at the Saranac Lake Free Library; NBT Bank children’s skating races; and the annual Rotary Club Variety Show at the Harrietstown Town Hall will take place on Friday, Feb. 10. Saturday, Feb. 11 events include the Mason’s Pancake Breakfast; breakfast at McDonalds with Grimace and Carnival Characters; meeting the carnival characters at the Ice Palace; the 23rd Annual Winter Book Sale; Lion’s Club chili sale; Paul Smith’s College Woodsmen’s Exhibition at Riverside Park; Paul Smith’s College Alumni Reunion; and the Gala Parade at 1 p.m., from Broadway & Main Street from Ampersand Ave to Lapan highway, with a band concert following at the Harrietstown Town Hall. On Sunday, Feb, 12, wrap-up events include adult cross country skiing at Dewey Mountain; the Bionique Snowflake Volleyball Tournament; snowshoe softball: the second Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournament; Saranac Lake Teachers Association kids cross country races; the Kiddie Parade; the 17th Annual Winter Carnival Baroque Concert; Cape Air Carnival Slide Show; and the Gala Fireworks Display at the Ice Palace. For more information and an updated list of events and venues, visit the website

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Amsel said. “We want to build a really great building that would house businesses.” To help the process, Amsel and Prime sent out a survey to local business owners, along with a letter of intent for those who may want to set up their shops at the new site. “If people want to commit now, then we can build the building around their needs,” Amsel said. “My husband has been in the building business for years, and he wants to build a really gorgeous building for the town.” Amsel said that the building would also involve green technology. “It will a building that completely gets its electricity from

the sun,” Amsel said. Amsel said that they sent an email out to business owners in Elizabethtown about two weeks ago and that, so far, response has been slow in coming. “We are doing market research in preparation for the development of a new office building to replace Hubbard Hall on Main Street in Elizabethtown,” Amsel said in the email. “The new building we are planning will have high speed, wireless internet and be LEED-certified (use green energy for heating, cooling and electricity and possibly have a green roof and rain garden for storm water drainage).” In the letter, Amsel said that rentals would not be available before 2013, but added later that they wanted to make sure everything was in line before they moved. “We need to continue our research and we will do that as long as we need to because we want to do this right for the community,” Amsel said. Amsel said that she could understand why people may be hesitant to commit to a project that has not been started, but that they were seeking to gauge interest, not intent. “Everyone is psyched and thinks it’s great to get a new building there, but no one wants to commit,” she said. “It is a catch-22 because people want to see the space before committing, but we want them to give us ideas of what they want because we want to do this right.” For more information on the survey or to request a copy, email

Chorale rehearsals to begin ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Chorale, a community ensemble sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center and under the direction of Susan Hughes, will begin rehearsals for its spring session on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Social Center on Route 9. The chorale will be rehearsing a Salute to American Choral Music, to be presented in two concerts in May. Dues are $12. For more information, contact Susan Hughes, director at 873-7319.

Honeybee fund seeks applicants KEENE — The Honeybee Community Fund will be awarding funds only once a year, in May, and is now seeking applications for 2012. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded annually to assist small businesses, farmers, nonprofit organizations, environmental projects and the arts. No applications from outside Essex County are considered. Instructions are on the application, which is available upon request from or Honeybee Community Fund, P.O. Box 281, Keene N.Y. 12942. Please note the new address as well as the single funding cycle. All completed applications must be received by the Honeybee Community Fund by April 10 in order to be considered for grants awarded in May.

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Turkey shoot scheduled

WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Fish and Game Club will be holding a turkey shoot Sunday, Jan. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. Residents are encouraged to come by and try their shooting skills to win food prizes. Participants will use rifles, pistols or blackpowder at ranges from 50 to 265 yards. For more information, call Jim Hotaling at 963-7430.

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hile the exact numbers have yet to be crunched, it appears the overall deer take in the Northern Zone for the recent big game hunting season, is going to be down about 10 percent from average, according to informed sources. In the Northern Zone, the early season was rather slow, but the reported take seemed to spike around Thanksgiving, as bucks were in the heat of the rut. Anecdotally, hunters did not report seeing a lot of bucks, but according to Bud Piserchia at North Country Taxidermy in Keene, “It was an excellent year for horns, and we had a lot of really, nice racks brought in.” Although Ward Lumber Company reported their annual buck contest had a record number of entries, it appears that many of the other local contests were down considerably from their average.

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Following the recent deep-freeze, safe ice has finally set up on many local waters. But please, always drill a few test holes before venturing out, especially around inlets, outlets or channels where there is a known current. As shanties begin to sprout on the local ice, anglers should be aware of New York’s current angling regulations, which also affect the “hardwater angling community.” Bait fish must be purchased from an authorized dealer, and a signed and dated receipt must be carried with the bait. These restrictions are intended to prevent the spread of invasive species such as alewives, from local waters. An important recent revision, which was enacted in the summer of 2011, now permits anglers to utilize up to three rods at once. I’ve discovered it is difficult to troll three rods from a canoe, however on waters where ice fishing is permitted, anglers may now use three jigging rods, in addition to the usual five tip-ups, (where permitted, of course). Please note, the new “three rods regulation” does not apply for ice fishing on Lake Champlain.

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The NYSDEC is asking the public to report any sightings of whitetail deer that appear to be acting sick, odd or abnormal. The department is only interested in investigating deer that appear to have died from an unknown cause. They are not looking to investigate deer that have obviously been killed by a vehicle. The department is currently seeking information from the public following the discovery of a distressed whitetail deer in the town of Thurman, Warren County that was afflicted with an uncommon bacterial disease. Although the bacterial disease does not appear to affect humans, the DEC is seeking public input to determine the prevalence of the disease among the state’s deer herd. The unusual bacterial affliction, which has been found in several other states, appears to disorient the animals, so that “they act kind of odd.” An affected deer may exhibit a swollen neck, head or brisket, which is often accompanied by excessive drooling, nasal discharge or respiratory distress. Since 2002, biologists in several other states, including Georgia, Michigan and Idaho have been discovered whitetails with signs of a similar bacterial disease, which appears to cause an unusual swelling around the head, neck and muzzle. The NYSDEC advises people not handle or eat any deer that appears sick or acts abnormally. Sightings of sick, dying or dead deer should be reported to the nearest DEC regional office or an Environmental Conservation Officer or Forest Ranger. Several years ago, the DEC successfully addressed a potential outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the state’s whitetail herd. Although the CWD outbreak appeared to be the result of farm raised deer, it resulted in an emergency ban that continues to prohibit the supplemental feeding of deer statewide. It remains a point of contention to this day.

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Charlie Huttig looks to pass the ball for the Elizabethtown-Lewis boys team. The Lions varsity teams swept the Westport Eagles in convincing fashion last week. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Girls Basketball ELCS 47, Westport 27 Lily Whalen scored 21 points as the Lady Lions evened the season series with the Lady Eagles Jan. 10. Shonna Brooks added 16, while Kearsten Ashline, Jasmine Barnes, Kylee Cassavaugh and Jenn McGinn each scored 2.

Lions Jan. 11, while Zac Noka-Bailey added 10, Charlie Huttig 9, Zach Peletier 8, Justin LaPier 6, Andy Mitchell 4, EZ Diemand 4, Tim LaRock 2 and Patrick Phillips 2. Correction: In last week’s edition, Kearsten Ashline was mis-idenitfied in a photograph that ran on the sports page.

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ELCS 75, Westport 30 Hunter Mowery scored 30 points for the

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Nick Rhino connected on the gamewinning basket with 1.4 seconds remaining as the Patriots kept their CVAC record clean Jan. 10. Rhino finished with 13 points, while Connor Manning led the way with 19, Brody Douglass 16, Shane Douglas 5 and John Hickey 2.

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Girls Basketball Lake Placid 25, Chazy 13

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Lake Placid senior Dani Balestrini scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Bombers to a 25-13 non-league win over Chazy on Jan. 10. Lake Placid held an 18-12 edge with 5:45 left and pulled away in the game’s final minutes. The win put the Bombers’ record at 1-7. Balestrini tallied most of her points on speedy drives and worked efficiently with fellow senior Ayla Thompson (who contributed 16 boards and four points) to dismantle the Eagles’ full-court pressure. Haley Brandes, Sarah Kaltenbach, Rebecca Smith and Chloe Uebrick added a bucket apiece for the Bombers. Neither offense looked as sluggish as the final score suggests: Both teams focused on good shots – the products of assertive drives or steady passing – and then watched those welltimed shots fall off the rim to a rebounder. Ayla Thompson added four points, while Rebecca Smith, Haley Brandes, Sarah Kaltenbach and Chloe Uebrick each scored 2. -By Tim Follos

Meghan Strong scored 15 points to lead the Lady Patriots Jan. 11, while Madison Rondeau scored 12, Cammey Keyser 9, Taylor Saltus 6, Alexis Facteau 5, Haley Taylor 4 and Sam Loreman 2.

Bowling AVCS 8-0, Saranac 2-4 Mike McDonald rolled a 551 series while Josh Taylor added a 522 in a Patriots win on the lanes Jan. 11. Marissa Prentiss had a 373 series in the girls match.

Wrestling Peru 70, AVCS 15 Collin Fuller scored a victory by fall against the Indians, while Matt LaMere recorded a 6-3 decision Jan. 11.

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Indoor Track and Field The Patriot boys finished sixth and the girls fifth in the Jan. 14 meet at Plattsburgh State University. For the boys, Paul Ford was second in the 55m hurdles (9.3 second) and second in the high jump (5'6"). James Rock was third in the long jump (18'10") and in the triple jump with a personal best (39'10.5"). Brandon Ruocco was fourth in the 1,600 (5:37.8) and seventh in the 3,200 (13:10.1). Noah Lawrence was eighth in the 1,600 and the 3,200. Jonathan LaDieu was seventh in the long jump (16'6"). The boys 3,200 relay team of Josh Ducharme, Hunter Guennel, Lawrence and Ruocco was sixth (11:04.9). For the girls, Ashlee Estes won the high jump in a personal best 4'4" and was third in the 300 in another personal best 49.3. Megan Colby finished fourth in the 55m dash in a personal best 7.8 seconds and was fifth in the long jump in another personal best of 12'8". Leann Cook was third in the high jump (4'2"). Raychel Agoney was second in the shot put (27'9"). Seventh grader Haley Passino was eighth in the 1,000 (4:21.6). The 1,600 relay of Colby, Cook, Passino and Ashlee Estes was fourth (5:18.2). Rebecca Newell was eighth in the shot put (23'4.5").

Keene Beavers Girls Basketball Johnsburg 38, Keene 34 Dillon Savage and Elias Smith look to establish position in the offensive zone. The Blue Bombers dropped a 5-3 contest against Saranac Lake. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Saranac Lake 34, Lake Placid 20 Danielle Balestrini and Hannah Potter each scored 6 points as the Lady Blue Bombers fell to the Lady Red Storm Jan. 11. Chloe Uebrick added 4, while Sarah Kaltenbach and Ayla Thompson each scored 2.

with Nzoni Thompson for the Blue Bombers in a Jan. 10 loss to the Red Storm. Jeffrey Smith made 14 saves, while Dustin Jacques had two assists and Troy Jacques tallied one helper.

Tucker Geiger led the Lady Beavers with 12 points in a loss to Johnsburg Jan. 10. Hannah McCabe scored 6, while Emma Gothner added 4, Olivia Jaques 3, Anna Kowanko 2 and Patricia Auer 2.

Boys Basketball Lake Placid 45, Chazy 30

Boys Hockey Saranac Lake 5, Lake Placid 3 Eddie Kane had a goal and assist and Dillon Savage also tallied a goal along

Logan Stephenson scored 26 points as the Blue Bombers defeated the Eagles Jan. 11. Jacob Daniels scored 8, while J.P. and Michael Morrison scored 3 each, Lucas McLean scored 3 and Daryl Brier 2.

Keene’s Tucker Geiger goes up for a shot. Geiger had 12 points in the Lady Beavers four-point loss against Johnsburg Jan. 10.

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Westport Eagles

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Matt Phelan.

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Boys Hockey Saranac Lake 5, Lake Placid 3 Devin Darrah scored a pair of goals and assisted on scores by Matt Phelan and Shawn Wilcox as the Red Storm beat the Blue Bombers Jan. 10. Grant Strack also scored for the Storm, while Wilcox, Deryck Huyck, Chris Spicer and Jacob Garett also had assists. Blake Darrah made 30 saves.

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the Lady Red Storm on a Maureen Swartz assist while Katey Snyder made 29 saves in the draw Jan. 11.

Girls Basketball Saranac Lake 34, Lake Placid 20 Regan Kieffer scored 20 points to lead the Lady Red Storm over Lake Placid Jan. 11, while Nicole Viscardo and Megan Kilroy each scored 6, Marissa McDonough 4, Megan Moody 2, Jazzmyn Tuthill 2 and Mikayla Ploof 2.

Karlee McGee drives to the basket.

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Girls Basketball

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ELCS 47, Westport 27

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Willa McKinley scored 10 points as the Lady Eagles suffered their first loss of the season Jan. 10. Mallory Sudduth added 6, Allison Sherman 5, Brendee Russell 4 and Emily French 2.

Jonathan Gay scored 9 for the Eagles Jan. 11, while Jack Newberry scored 6, Ethan Markwica 6, Ryan Davis 5 and Domanic Branish 4.

Saranac Lake 1 Massena 1 OT Maggie Darrah connected on a goal for

Willsboro Warriors

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Clay Sherman goes up for a jump shot. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Girls Basketball Willsboro 63, Schroon Lake 18

Pierson St. Pierre works along the boards for the Tupper Lake boys varsity hockey team. Photo by Keith Lobdell

Girls Basketball Tupper Lake 47, Edwards-Knox 27 Katie Stuart scored 21 points to lead the Lady Lumberjacks to a win Jan. 10. Sam Sanford added 13, with Carley Aldridge scoring 8, Kelsie St. Louis 4 and Lizzie Zurek 1.

Hannah Bruno scored 16 points and Serene Holland 14 points as the Lady Warriors scored a win Jan. 10. Kyli Swires added 12 points, as Amanda Mahoney and Karin Buck scored 7, Renee Marcotte 5 and Morgan Murphy 2.

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riors loss to the Wildcats Jan. 11, while Brandon Bertrand added 10, Clayton Cross 9, Cody Sayward 6 and Brandon Porter 5.

Bowling Beekmantown 9-4, Willsboro 1-0 Jeff Bigelow rolled a 644 triple for the Warriors Jan. 11, while Gabi Yeager had a 480 series and Alyson Arnold rolled a 456.

Schroon Lake 51, Willsboro 43 Clay Sherman scored 13 points in a War-

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Wednesday.Jan.18 WILMINGTON—Teen Night Group, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday.Jan.19 Friday.Jan.13 SARANAC LAKE—Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast, eat with Sen. Elizabeth Little, Assemblywomen Teresa Sayward and Janet Duprey. North Country Community College 7:30-9 a.m. TUPPER LAKE—Raptors of the Dacks, Flammer Theater, the Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 1 p.m. LAKE PLACID—Grease Sing-A-Long, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. $6. 523-2512, LAKE PLACID—Social FaceWorking Artist Reception, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 5-7p.m. 523-2512, AU SABLE FORKS—Free Library InternetXpress computer workshop. Au Sable Forks Free library, 9 Church Ln. 1 to 2:30 p.m., 873-2341.

Saturday.Jan.14 TUPPER LAKE—Meet a Live Porcupine, Flammer Theater, the Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 1 p.m. LAKE PLACID—Story Time, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main St. 10 a.m. SARANAC LAKE—The World of John Burroughs slideshow presentation, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Drive Suite 400, 7:30 p.m. WHALLONSBURG—“Changes, Challenges and Choices in the Adirondacks”, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Route 22 Whallons Bay Rd. 3 p.m. $5, $3 for students. WILLSBORO —Willsboro Coffee House, Towne Meeting

Performance, Congregational, Church, Rte. 22, 7 p.m. $5 or $2 students. 963-7772.

Sunday.Jan.15 TUPPER LAKE—Family Art & Nature: Nature Detective, Flammer Theater, the Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, noon. WILLSBORO —Towne Meeting to perform at Willsboro Coffee House, Congregational Church, Rte. 22, 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 students. 963-7772. LAKE PLACID —The Magic Flute by Mozart Screening, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. $10 admission, $7 for students, 4 p.m. 523-2512,

Monday.Jan.16 PLATTSBURGH —Annual Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Blessed John XXIII College Community Newman Center, 90 Broad St. 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday.Jan.17 KEESEVILLE—Open archery shooting, The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club, 359 Green St. 7-10 P.M. Open to all ages. 643-8754 or 643-2651. WESTPORT—Free InternetXpress computer workshop. Westport Library, 763 Nys Rte. 22, 10 a.m.-noon. or 873-2341. KEENE VALLEY—Bill Ferebee talk, Keene Valley Library, 1796 Nys Route 73, 3-5 p.m WILMINGTON—Bible Study & Potluck, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte.86,6p.m.

LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200. SARANAC LAKE—Keith Wells with Adirondack Public Observatory presentation, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. noon. SARANAC LAKE— Story Hour, Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. 10 a.m. WESTPORT—Chicken & Biscuit Dinner, with takeouts available. Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main St. $9, $4 kids 12 & under. 4 p.m. 962-8293. SARANAC LAKE—Pinochle Party, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Dr. 7 p.m. 891-7117. PLATTSBURGH — Senior Zumba, Town Office building on Banker Road, 5-5:45p.m. $5 per night and class size is limited to 40 participants. PLATTSBURGH —Zumba, 6-7p.m. right at the Town of Plattsburgh Office building on Banker Road. $5, limited to 40 participants.

Friday.Jan.20 ELIZABETHTOWN—Card-Making Class, Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 Us Route 9, 6:30-9 p.m. $10 materials fee and $5 class fee is due at class. 873-6408 or LAKE PLACID —Collaborators Screening, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. $18 admission, $16 for members, $12 for students and children for students, 7:30 p.m. 523-2512,


PERU—Meet Your State Legislators, Peru High School, 17 School St. 9:30 a.m.-noon. TUPPER LAKE—Evolution of the ADK’s, Flammer Theater, the Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 1 p.m. PERU—Spaghetti Dinner, St. Augustine1Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7.50, $3.50 kids age 6-12, children 5 and under eat free. Take-outs are available. 643-9386. PLATTSBURGH— North Country Squares Dance Club meets, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Rd. 7 p.m. 561-7167 or 492-2057. WHALLONSBURG—Martha Gallagher to perform, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Route 22 Whallons Bay Rd. 7:30 p.m. $5, $3 for students. WILLSBORO — Winter films Special, Money Ball, 7:30 p.m. Willsboro Central School, 29 School Ln. $5 for adult, $2 for youth. JAY —Olive and the Branch Katie Levitch performance, Amos and Julia Ward Theatre on Route 9N, 7 p.m.

Sunday.Jan.22 TUPPER LAKE—Family Art & Nature: Turtle Time, Flammer Theater, the Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, noon. PLATTSBURGH —Elks Lodge Breakfast, Elks Lodge #621, 56 Cumberland Ave. 9 a.m.-noon. WESTPORT—Pressure Canning class 1-4p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension Westport office, 3 Sisco St. $10 charge for the class. 962-4810 ext. 0. CHAMPLAIN —Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, St. Marys Gym, 1129 State Route 9, 11 a.m. 4202165. LAKE PLACID —Enchanted Island Screening, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. $18 admission, $16 for members, $12 for students and children for students, 4 p.m. 523-2512,

PLATTSBURGH —Child safety seat inspection, Bill McBride Dealership, 5701 US Ave. 10 a.m.-2p.m. 565-4397.


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VINDICATOR VINEYARD LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/31/11. Office location: Essex County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: South Farm 44 Farm Way,

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VN-12/31-2/4/12-6TC20868 ----------------------------RESAGONIA LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/10/11. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 3921 Shearwater Dr., Jupiter, FL 33477. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-1/7-2/11/12-6TC20931 ----------------------------P R I M E S U S TA I N A B L E BUILDERS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/7/11. Office in

Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 84, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 7573 Court St., Elizabethtown, NY 12932. VN-1/7-2/11/12-6TC20958 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ( LLC ) Name: BARBER YARDCARE LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ( SSNY ) on December 20, 2011 Office Location: Essex

Please Respond (518) 597-4174 County. The SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 389 Soper Rd, Keeseville, NY 12944 VN-1/7-2/11/12-6TC20963 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WILSON FAMILY PROPERTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/11. Office location: Essex County. Princ. office of LLC: 163 E. Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 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-1/14-2/18/12-6TC20976 ----------------------------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting of the Keene Fire District held on the 11th day of January, 2012, the District duly adopted a resolution, an abstract of which follows, which resolution is subject to a permissive referendum pursuant to General Municipal Law ยง6-g. To transfer an unexpended balance in the equipment capital reserve fund to a capital reserve fund to be created for the


replacement of the fire station, together with any equipment, machinery, or apparatus acquired at the time the fire station is constructed or acquired. Dated: January 13, 2012 /s/ Susan Carey, Secretary BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS KEENE FIRE DISTRICT VN-1/21/12-1TC21520 ----------------------------THE TOWN OF ELIZABETHTOWN seeks applicants for Dog Control Officer. Send letter of with experience to Town of Elizabethtown, PO Box 265, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 Deadline for application is January 30,

2012. VN-1/21/12-1TC21518 ----------------------------PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Westport at its Organizational Meeting on January 5, 2012 has selected the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. as the Regular Town of Westport Board meeting date and time. Meetings will be held at the Westport Town Hall, 22 Champlain Ave., Westport, NY. All meetings are open to the public. VN-1/21/12-1TC21505 ----------------------------The Classified Superstore


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LAWN & GARDEN BRUSH HOG Model EFM600. Used 1 year, like new. Finish mower. 518-570-8837 $1,000


HEAT YOUR HOME FOR 5 CENTS AN HOUR! Portable infrared iHeater heats 1000 sq.ft.. Slashes your heating bills by 50%. FREE Shipping too! Use claim code 6239. WAS $499 NOW $279. CALL 1-888-443-7314 IF YOU USED YAZ OR YASMIN BIRTH CONTROL PILLS between 2001 and the present time and DEVELOPED BLOOD CLOTS OR SUFFERED A STROKE OR HEART ATTACK you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson1800-535-5727 LAWSUIT CASH Auto Accident? All cases qualify! Get CASH before your case settles! Fast Approval. Low Fees. (866) 709-1100 REACH OVER 20 million homes nationwide with one easy buy! Only $2,395 per week for a 25 word classified! For more information go to SAWMILLS FROM only $3997MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/ 1800-578-1363 Ext.300N SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. You WIN or Pay Us Nothing. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your FREE Book & Consultation.1-888-587-9203 START NOW! OPEN RED HOT DOLLAR, DOLLAR PLUS, MAILBOX, DISCOUNT PARTY, DISCOUNT CLOTHING, TEEN STORE, FITNESS CENTER FROM $51,900 WORLDWIDE! WWW.DRSS16.COM 1-800-5183064 U.S. RADIATION EXPOSURE CANCER COMPENSATION $50K$400K. Nuclear Workers, Military, Downwinders, Families. Call Toll Free 1-855-EEOICPA (1-855-3364272). 410 Main St., Buffalo, NY

FAST PAYMENT for sealed, unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS-up to $17/Box! Most brands. Shipping Prepaid. Call today & ask for Emma 1-888776-7771 WANTED ALL MOTORCYCLES, Pre 1985, $CASH$ PAID! Running or not.1315-569-8094 WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS. Any Kind/Brand. Up to $22.00. Shipping Paid.1-800267-9895 / WANTED DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. ANY KIND/BRAND. UP TO $22.00/Box. SHIPPING PAID. HABLAMO ESPANOL. 1-800-2660702 WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201

CATS TWO FEMALE LONG HAIRED 7 Years. Izzy and Tilly are lovable long haired cats that need a good home. They are indoor cats and have been declawed. They are also spaded. (518) 834-9496

ENJOYBETTERTV DISH Network Authorized Retailer Offers, FREE HD for Life, Packages from $19.99/mo. Includes locals, 3 HD receivers Restrictions Apply. Call NOW!! (877) 594-2251 GET TV & Internet for UNDER $50/mo. For 6 PLUS Get $300 Back! Select plans. Limited Time ONLY Call NOW! 866-944-0906

CASH FOR CARS! We Buy ANY Car or Truck, Running or NOT! Damaged, Wrecked, Salvaged OK! Get a top dollar INSTANT offer today! 1-800-267-1591

DOGS LOST 3YR. old female Shit-zu/ Maltese mix, comes to the name Grey. She is light Gray & tan, no collar but is micro-chipped, last seen 12/26/11 Au Sable Acres area in Jay, NY. Reward being offered for any information. Please call 415-202-3644 or 518-647-1267 LOST PS Glasses, Med. size, Brown frames with tint, intials KS, Lost in the Tri-Lakes area, Plattsburgh area or Wilmington area. Please call 518-8912781.

MUSIC CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $189 each. Others 4sale 1-516-377-7907

AKC CHOCOLATE LabsFemales available, vet checked, first shots, deworming, registration papers & more! $500 518570-5808 or 518-570-5773

WANTED GOOD Used Skidder Chains to fit 18.4-34; Also Good Used pair of 18.4-34 Skidder tires. Please Call 518-524-1972 YEARBOOKS "UP to $15 paid for high school yearbooks1900-1988. or 972768-1338." WANTED DIABETES TEST STRIPS Any kind/brand. Unexpired up to $22.00. Shipping Paid Hablamos espanol 1-800-267-9895 BUYING ALL Gold & Silver COINS FOR CASH! Also Stamps & Paper Money, Entire Collections, Estates. Travel to your home. Call Marc Near NYC 1-800-959-3419 BUYING EVERYTHING Furs, Coins, Gold, Antiques, Watches, Silver, Art, Diamonds."The Jewelers Jeweler Jack" 1-917-696-2024 By Appointment. Lic-Bonded. Buying old U.S. coins, currency, commemoratives, bullion and other interesting items. Fair & Honest Prices in today’s market. Call anytime 7 days a week. ANA member PO Box 151, Jay, NY 12941

(518) 946-8387


WESTPORT: OFFICE SUITES. Fully furnished w/cubicles, desks, computer & phone hook-ups. 720 sq. ft. Lakeviews. Contact Jim Forcier @ 518-962-4420. OFFICE SPACE for lease at Westport Heritage House, off 6459 Main St. Approx. 132 square feet, $400/month with heat & lights. Call 518-9624805.

to a better used car Lake Colby Drive, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 • 891-1680

ABSOLUTE FARM LIQUIDATION! Jan. 21st! 10 acres - $29,900. 25 acres - $49,900.Huge stream, pond, fields, big timber, across from public land! 3 hrs NY City & 1/2 hr Albany! Call to register NOW & get $1,000's in Buyer's credit! 1-888-701-1864 FARM LIQUIDATION SALE! Jan. 21st! 40 acres - HOUSE/ BARN - $149,900.Handyman farmhouse, huge barn, pond, stream! 3 hrs NY city! 1/2 hr Albany! Call NOW to register & receive HUGE buyers' credits! 1-888 -775-8114

LAND NYS LAND WANTED Cash Buyer Looking for 2-3 farms or wood lots in your area. 25-1000 acres, cash deal, quick closing. No closing costs to you. Local NYS Forestry Company in business for over 20 years. Fully guaranteed. Call 800-229-7843

Find a buyer for your no-longer needed items with a low-cost classified. To place an ad, call 1-800-989-4237


Hometown Chevrolet

152 Broadway Whitehall, NY •

NYS LAND WANTED. CASH BUYER looking for 2-3 farms or wood lots in your area.25 -1000 acres, cash deal, quick closing. No closing costs to you. Local NYS Forestry Company in business for over 20 years. Fully guaranteed. Call 1-800-229-7843.

DONATE YOUR CAR to CHILDREN'S CANCER FUND of AMERICA and help end CHILDHOOD CANCER. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. 7 Days 1-800-4698593

YEAR-ROUND SPORTSMAN LAND BUYS! This is the best time ever! 6ACAlongsnowmobile trail WAS: $29,995. NOW: $13,995. 52ACNear Salmon River WAS: $69,995. NOW: $49,995. 5AC-Beautiful woodlands & riverfront WAS: $69,995. NOW: $39,995. 97ACTimber & trout stream WAS: $119,995. NOW: $99,995. Inhouse financing. Over 150 land bargains. Call 1-800-229-7843 Or visit

SINGLE-FAMILY HOME ***FREE FORECLOSURE Listings*** OVER 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now 800-250-2043. AVAILABLE NOW!!! 2-4 Bedroom homes Take Over Payments No Money Down/No Credit Check Call 1-888-269-9192 STOP RENTING Lease option to buy Rent to own No money down No credit check 1-877-395-0321

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Oceanfront Luxury Beach Homes and Condos. Best Selection, Service and Rates Guaranteed. Free Brochure! 888-617-5726 or

(518) 499-2886 • Ask for Joe


DONATE A CAR HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Non-runners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1-800-5780408

DONATE YOUR Car! Civilian Veterans & Soldiers Help Support Our U.S. Military Troops 100% Volunteer Free same Day Towing. Tax Deductible. Call and Donate Today! 1-800-471-0538 DONATE YOUR CAR. DONATE YOUR CAR FREE TOWING "Cars for Kids." Any Condition. Tax Deductible. Outreach Center 1800-521-7566 DONATE YOUR VEHICLE UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mammogram RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPON 1-888-4685964

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 1987 MOTOR-HOME SUN-VISTA 1987 Motor-home Sun-vista, Highrise 34', awning, air conditioning, $7500. 518-834-7743 or 518-560-4568 FOR SALE 2004 Yamaha Rhino UTV w/winch and 6' plow, roof, windshield, many extras. Excellent cond. Asking $6,400 (518) 569-2767


FOR SALE BAY BLUE L. L. Bean Flannel Bedding, unopened, twin, complete set, $30. 518-293-6620 "ALPINE CLIMBER" stair machine , exercise equipment to get in shape, $25, 518-8732424



DONATE A CAR SAVE A CHILD'S LIFE! Timothy Hill Children's Ranch: Helping Abused and Neglected Children in NY for Over 30 Years. Please Call 1-800-936-4326.



NY SPORTSMAN & OUTDOOR FAMILY LAND BUYS! This is the best time ever!! 6AC-along snowmobile trail WAS: $29,995. NOW: $13,995. 52AC-Near Salmon River WAS: $69,995. NOW $49,995. 5AC-Beautiful woodlands & riverfront WAS: $69,995 NOW: $39,995. 97AC-Timber & trout stream WAS: $119,995 NOW: $99,995. In-house financing. Over 150 land bargains. Call 800-2297843 Or visit

LADIES WIG Blonde short style, Ellen Thomas Derma Life Cemo wig, new never worn, $99.00. 518-354-8654 $99 (518) 354-8654 POLARIS SNOWMOBILE JACKETS WOMAN AND MENS LIKE NEW PAID OVER 300.00 EACH WILL SELL FOR 100.00 518-492-2028 $99 (518) 492-2028


1995 GMC YUKON 4x4, runs good, needs muffler, loaded, Dark Green, good tires, $2000 OBO, Keeseville, NY 518261-6418

TRUCKS 1989 CHEVY Pick-up 1500, with snow plow, excellent condition, $3900. 518-834-7743 or 518-8604568 1996 MAZDA B4000 SE CAB PLUS Red/Gray 112,000 kms, Fair condition. V6, Standard, highly reliable $1,700 (518) 962-4979 1999 FORD F350 Black/Gray 90,000 kms, Good condition. Deisel. Flatbed. Will sell with Fischer Minute Mount Plow in excellent condition. $9,000.00 OBO Call: (518) 293-7479

2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Black 2 door. New tires, rotors, brakes catalytic converter. $4,500 Call: (518) 946-7550 A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 800771-9551 www.cardonationsforbr CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We're Local! 7 Days/ Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-4162330 CASH FOR CARS and TRUCKS: Get A Top Dollar INSTANT Offer! Running or Not! 1888-416-2208 JOB HUNTING? Find the job of your dreams right here in the Help wanted listings of our Classifieds- you’ll be glad you did!

2009 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER White/Black, Excellent condition. Wouldn't your truck for sale look just perfect here? Our new classified system has been built by AdPerfect one of the nation's leading classified software companies. The program has many eye catching features sure to help you sell your vehicle. The online self service package is free so give it a try today! $1,000,000 Email:

Fishing for a good deal? Catch the greatest bargains in the Classifieds 1-800-989-4237

January 21, 2012

2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Stock #32127A, 4.2L 6 Cyl., 102,488 Miles



2007 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Stock #31820A, 4.8L 8 Cyl., 64,743 Miles



2005 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Stock #3885Q, 5.3L 8 Cyl., 105,461 Miles



2007 Ford F350 Super Duty Stock #31989A, 6.0L 8 Cyl., 85,843 Miles



Every Bill McBride vehicle receives a 150-point inspection. On average we spend $1,100 reconditioning each vehicle.

2008 Honda Civic Si Stock #31644B, 2.0L 4 Cyl., 38,748 Miles



2009 Chevrolet Silverado Stock #31819A, 6.0L 8 Cyl., 40,435 Miles



2009 Toyota Corolla Stock 32090A, 1.8L 4 Cyl., 42,434 Miles

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CHEVROLET • SUBARU Dealer #3100006

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Stock #3904Q, 3.3L 6 Cyl., 30,588 Miles



2009 Ford Escape XLT Stock #31852A, 6 Cyl., 35,702 Miles



2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS Stock #32129A, 2.4L 4 Cyl., 4,306 Miles



2006 Subaru Impreza Stock #32172A, 89,435 Miles



2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stock #31892A, 6 Cyl., 74,464 Miles




2006 Subaru Impreza Outback S Stock #3914P, 3.5L 6 Cyl., 86,108 Miles



2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser Stock #31944B, 4.0L 6 Cyl., 56,306 Miles



2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Stock #32164A, 3.9L 6 Cyl., 49,282 Miles



2008 Chevrolet Colorado Stock #32086A, 3.7L 5 Cyl., 36,091 Miles



500 Off

Any Preowned Vehicle! Coupon expires 1/31/12

2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 Stock #3882P, 2.5L 4 Cyl., 21,482 Miles



2009 Honda Civic LX Stock #32034A, 1.8L 4 Cyl., 29,159 Miles



2011 Subaru Impreza PR Stock #32138A, 2.5L 4 Cyl., 2,836 Miles



Must present coupon to dealer to receive discount. One coupon per purchase.

2008 Subaru Forester XL Stock #31946A, 2.5L 4 Cyl., 39,331 Miles



2009 Nissan Versa SL Stock #3911Q, 2.5L 4 Cyl., 38,110 Miles



2011 Subaru Outback Stock#32120A, 2.5L 4 Cyl., 11,725 Miles



2009 Chevrolet Colorado Stock #31942A, 3.7L 5 Cyl., 8,815 Miles



2009 Subaru Forester XL Stock #32208A, 2.5L 4 Cyl., 49,258 Miles



2011 Subaru Outback Li Stock #3917P, 2.5L 4 Cyl., 15,904 Miles



Tax, title & registration extra. 5101 US Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 1-800-557-0717 • 518-561-7400 For more information on each vehicle go to


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January 21, 2012

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New 2012 Ford Focus SE 4 Dr. STK #SEM01 • Auto, SYNC, Ford Touch Driver Tech, Air, Pwr. Windows/Locks MSRP..................................$19,885 FordRetail Customer Cash. . . .-$1,000 Ford Credit Bonus Cash*.........-$500 Dealer Discount.......................-$500



New 2012 Ford Taurus SEL

New 2012 Ford Fusion SE

STK #E104 • V6, SYNC System, Reverse Sensing, Pwr. Locks/Windows/Seat, Sirius, Advance Trac

STK #EN269 • Auto, Air, Cruise, Power Seat/Windows/Locks, Reverse Sensing

MSRP................................$29,250 Ford Retail Customer Cash. -$2,000 Ford Credit Bonus Cash*........-$500 Dealer Discount.....................-$850

MSRP......................................$23,990 Ford Retail Customer Cash.......-$1,500 Ford Retail Bonus Cash...............-$500 Ford Credit Bonus Cash*.............-$500 Dealer Discount...........................-$750

Offer ends 4/2/12



Offer ends 4/2/12



OR e Choos

Offer ends 4/2/12

$1,000 & 0%

for 60 mos.*

OR e Choos

$500 & 0% formos.*60

New 2011 Ford F150 Supercab

2012 Ford Escape XLT 4WD w e N

XLT 4x4

STK #EN287 • Auto, Air, Cruise, Pwr. Seat/ Windows/Locks

STK #EM527 • Auto, Air, Trailer Tow, SYNC System, Power Windows/Locks/Seat, 6 Spd. Auto

MSRP..................................$27,445 Ford Retail Customer Cash. . .-$2,000 Ford Retail Bonus Cash*..........-$500 Dealer Discount.......................-$950

MSRP.....................................$35,285 Ford Retail Customer Cash......-$2,000 Ford V6 Bonus Cash...................-$500 Ford Credit Customer Cash*. . .-$1,000 Dealer Discount.......................-$1,790 Offer ends 4/2/12



OR e Choos

Offer ends 4/2/12



$500 & 0% formos.*60

OR e Choos

$500 & 0% formos.*60

*FMCC approval required. All customers may not qualify.



Since1 989 Fully Insured

Located at 6 Bluff Lane (Corner of Water St. & Keene Rd.) Elizabethtown, NY 12932 Visit us on the web: 518



Chuck’s Plumbing & Heating

Elizabethtown, NY 28413

Todd Stevens Phone: (518) 873-2740 Cell: (518) 586-6750

YOUR COMPLETE SOURCE FOR HOME AUTOMATION • Electrical Contracting • Lighting Control • Audio / Visual • Home Integration


New Construction & Remodeling Log Homes • Doors & Windows Roofing & Siding


Generac Generators

Fully Insured

891-3600 Raybrook, NY

Heating ~ Plumbing Furnace Installations Repairs Insured 24 Hour Service

• No Charge • Strictly Confidential



Emergency Pregnancy Service Free Self Administered Pregnancy Test Available

Charles Manon Westport, NY Now Accepting Cell 518-578-0097 Major Credit Pager 518-574-5142 Cards



66 Clinton St., Plattsburgh 563-4300 1-800-550-4900 Not A Medical Facility


Cleaning • Repairs Stainless Steel Lining Video Camera Inspection

Brian Dwyer 1-800-682-1643 597-3640 Member of NYS & National Chimney Sweep Guilds 29392



Someone Cares!




Custom Homes Log Cabins Remodel 873-6874 or 593-2162



585-2845 597-3634



If you discover an H&R Block error on your return that entitles you to a smaller tax liability, we’ll refund the tax prep fee for that return. Refund claims must be made during the calendar year in which the return was prepared. ©2011 HRB Tax Group, Inc.





Nawakua Builders

Complete parts & repair service for all models of ATV, small engines, lawn & garden equipment!








Ticonderoga Lewis / Elizabethtown Former Wicker Ford Bldg. Lewis Town Court Bldg. 1080 Wicker St. 8566 Route 9 Ticonderoga, NY 12883 Lewis, NY 12950 Phone: 518-585-7964 Phone: 518-873-2498 Call for an appointment! Call for an appointment!

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Route 9 • Elizabethtown, NY •

2011 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4

2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS

MSRP......................$31,045 Adk Chevy Disc..........-1,045 Rebate........................-4,005 Rebate........................-2,000#

CQ211, V8, Cruise, Air

MSRP......................$37,900 Adk Chevy Disc..........-1,300 Rebate........................-3,500

CQ241, Bluetooth, Moonroof, Navigation, Onstar, XM Radio, Loaded!



Off Pric



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2012 Chevy Malibu LT


2012 Chevy Impala LT MSRP......................$24,985 Adk Chevy Disc.............-780 Rebate........................-4,000

CR71, CR91, Onstar, XM Radio, Remote Starter, Bluetooth, Loaded! (2 In Stock)



MSRP......................$28,305 Adk Chevy Disc.............-505 Rebate........................-4,000

CR99, Onstar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded



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2008 Chevy Impala LT

2011 Chevy Malibu 2LT

CP228 OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded

CP240, Leather Heated Seats, OnStar, XM Radio

ime Free Lifet ions t c e p s n I NYS with any ! Purchase



Ask Abou t Financing for Up to 72 mon ths




$ OR





$ OR




2009 GMC Sierra Ext. Cab 4x4 SLT

2007 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT

2010 Dodge Caliber SXT

CQ218A, Z71, Onstar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded, Rear DVD!

CQ316A, 8’ Box! Fully Loaded

CP230, Fully Loaded, Satelite Radio (also in Black)



$ OR





$ OR





$ OR



2009 Pontiac Vibe AWD

2002 Isuzu Rodeo AWD

2004 Ford Explorer XLT

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

AM44A, Fully Loaded, OnStar, XM Radio

CQ31B, Auto, Fully Loaded! Moonroof

CQ319B, 3rd Seat, Fully Loaded

CP239, “Crew” Pkg, DVD, Leather, Fully Loaded



$ OR







$ OR





$ OR





2008 Chevy Impala LT

2011 Chevy Tahoe LT

2001 Nissan Xterra

2008 Chevy Equinox AWD Sport

CP228 OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded

CP241, Leather, Fully Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar

CQ286A, 4x4, Auto, V6, Fully Loaded

CR50A, Leather Heated Seats, OnStar, XM Radio, Fully Loaded!

Low Low Miles! Miles!







*Tax, title, reg. not included. †12,000 miles per year, 48 month lease.



$ $ 35,480 15,980 OR 264 /MO. 6,950 OR 218 /MO. 14,980 OR 243 /MO. GREAT SELECTION OF TRUCKS & SUVS Give Buzzy, Bruce or Bucky a call today for more great everyday savings! 518-873-6389 $


Sales for the Week of Jan 19th - Jan 25th SPORTS P16-17 Boneless Chicken Thighs..................$1.99 lb. Lean Beef Cube Steaks...............