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County manager responds Ben Bright: Plattsburgh’s American Idol to rumors of nepotism By Jeremiah S. Papineau jeremiah@denpubs.com

By Matt Bosley matt@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Amid calls for better disclosure in Essex County government hiring practices, Essex County officials are going the extra mile to dispel surging rumors of nepotism. Several county officials have drawn scrutiny following a news article earlier this month that mentioned county positions recently granted to their relatives. Most prominent among them is County Manager Dan Palmer, who, together with his wife, Board of Supervisors Clerk Deborah Palmer, is related to at least five other county employees. Palmer, along with many town supervisors, has been quick to dispel any implications of nepotism, repeatedly stating that he has been completely up front with the hirings of all his relatives and has not imposed undue influence over the hiring process. In a Jan. 22 interview, Palmer acknowledged that many county employees are related to each other, as has been the case for many years; but he said that doesn’t mean any unethical hiring practices have occurred. “The worst thing a department head can do is hire a bad employee,” said Palmer, noting how, after six months on the job, employees in many positions become permanent and it becomes “I’ve never called any department very difficult to re[about a hire] because I understand move them from the that when you’re in a position of influence, those single phone calls are a position. violation of ethics policy. People come For that reason, to me and ask, ‘Can you put in a good Palmer explained, word for me?’ and I say, ‘No, I really many department can’t.” heads tend to choose — County Manager Dan Palmer someone whose family has a history of employment at the county because they see them as a safe bet. “You know that they have a strong work ethic; they come from a family with a strong work ethic, so it’s a known quantity,” Palmer said. One example is Brianne Weber, Deborah Palmer’s daughter, who was hired in 2008 to work in the County Clerk’s office. The hire, which required no Civil Service test or minimum qualifications, was authorized by County Clerk Joe Provoncha, Dan Palmer’s cousin. “I think it had a lot to do with the fact that he knew Deb,” Palmer said, noting his wife’s long record as a hard-working, dependable county employee. Though there may be blood ties between some county employees, Palmer said it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re breaking rules against nepotism, where officials use their power as leverage to get friends and family a job. While many town supervisors can and do write letters of recommendation or make phone calls on behalf of friends and family who’ve applied, Palmer explained, they are not allowed to imply that they will take any reciprocal action based on the decision of whether to hire a specific person. “I’ve never called any department [about a hire] because I understand that when you’re in a position of influence, those single phone calls are a violation of ethics policy,” said Palmer. “People come to me and ask, ‘Can you put in a good word for me?’ and I say, ‘No, I really can’t.’” One thing Palmer said he’d like to see change in the county’s hiring policy is how it currently allows for management staff to supervise their own relatives. Department heads can also hire relatives in their own department with notification to the personnel director and the chairman of the board.

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Benjamin Bright performs during Plattsburgh’s first Earth Day Celebration last April. Bright is competing in Fox’s American Idol and is receiving much encouragement from his friends and fans back home.

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Pianist Jill Dawe to perform Feb. 6 & 7 By Matt Bosley matt@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — An upcoming piano concert here is promising to give listeners a taste of warmer climates. Pianist Jill Dawe will perform a program entitled “Music Evocative of Place” Feb. 6 and 7 at the Hand House in Elizabethtown as part of the Piano by Nature concert series. Dawe, a native of Newfoundland, Canada, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. She is currently an associate professor of music at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she has also taught on the faculties of LenoirRhyne College in North Carolina; Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio; and at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y. Her solo piano program will feature selections from the 19th and 20th centuries

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PLATTSBURGH— Though there’s been a media blackout surrounding Plattsburgh resident and Rome native Benjamin Bright going to Hollywood to be on American Idol, his fans and friends back home are singing his praises. Bright was featured on the Jan. 12 season premiere of Fox’s American Idol where he auditioned for the panel of celebrity judges singing a rendition of The Beatles “All My Loving.” The infamous Simon Cowell and the rest of the panel gave Bright the thumbs up to move on to the next round in California, and the excitement back home has only grown from there. Diane Fox, principal of Cumberland Head Elementary School, where Bright teaches general music to grades K-5, said there’s been an energy in the school since everyone learned Bright was going to be on the critically-acclaimed show. “Everybody’s talking about it. It’s filling our halls. The kids, the teachers,” said Fox. “We’re all excited.” When Bright began teaching

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SATURDAY January 30, 2010

Residents reject E’town sewer project By Matt Bosley

ELIZABETHTOWN — Residents here have voted down a plan to establish a sewage treatment system, but a viable alternative may be on the horizon. A Jan. 25 referendum on the proposed Sewer District no. 1 was rejected by a vote of 78-44, turning down a plan that had been unanimously approved by the Town Board. The turnout represented roughly half the number of eligible voters – those who own land in the proposed district. About a dozen absentee ballots sent out had yet to be counted Jan. 26. Many residents, including several members of the town’s planning board, expressed public opposition to the project prior to the vote, raising concerns about its cost and environmental impact. Elizabethtown Supervisor Noel Merrihew said, after having spoken with engineers and state agencies about possible alternatives, he intends to solicit an exit survey of voters to find out their reasons for rejecting the plan. “Was it specifically the plant siting, or was it generally the economic burden?” Merrihew said, noting his belief that a “mobilized faction” opposed the project mainly because of

the plan to build a sewage treatment plant on Woodruff Lane. Meanwhile, Merrihew said, the board will consider whether to revisit previously considered sites for the proposed sewage plant. “I think they all would like to take a step back, regroup, and see what everybody’s input is going to be,” said Merrihew, adding that it would be foolish to go forward without the support of residents for an alternative site. “Everything is time sensitive right now,” said Merrihew, noting state and federal funding for the project is in danger of disappearing if no acceptable alternative is found. Much of the project, which was estimated at $9.5 million, was to be defrayed by grants from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state-run Environmental Facilities Corporation. Most recently, the town was awarded a $2.5 million grant for the project to come from federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds that, added to previous grants, would have covered 80 percent of the total cost. “That will be reallocated unless we can display that we have a definitive plan of action with a definitive timeline,” said Merrihew. However, that latest funding may allow a previously re-

jected plan for a sewage plant site to become reality. Property on the town-owned Cobble Hill Golf Course was among at least six parcels that had been considered as potential sites. It was considered for an environmentallyfriendly treatment plant that would not discharge effluent into a waterway, but instead utilize an expansive underground leach field system to dispose of waste. Last spring, the town applied for a Green Innovation Grant through EFC that would have paid 25 percent of the cost of the plant and put the project within the target cost to taxpayers, but a stipulation in the grant prevented it from being used on a municipally-owned golf course and the plan was abandoned. When the $2.5 million ARRA grant was announced Dec. 1, the wheels had already been put in motion to vote on the project with Woodruff Lane as the site of the plant. “Now that that has gone down and the $2.5 million is unencumbered, we now could pursue the possibility of the golf course,” Merrihew said. And Merrihew is hopeful that those who have been opposed to the sewer project – or at least the idea of a treatment plant on Woodruff Lane – might now welcome the alternative site with open arms.

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Calkins named to CCC Dean’s List PLATTSBURGH — Tasha Calkins of Lewis has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2009 semester at Clinton Community College. Calkins is a 2009 graduate of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School. She is the daughter of Ivos and Betty Calkins, also of Lewis.

Linder named to Dean’s List at Northwestern EVANSTON, Ill. — Daniel R. Linder of Westport, a student in the School of Music at Northwestern University, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall quarter of the 20092010 academic year. Students on the Dean’s List have attained a grade point average of at least 3.75 out of a possible 4.0.

Miller named to Unity Dean’s List UNITY, Maine — Donald S. Miller, III, son of Nancy Miller II of Elizabethtown-Lewis, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2009 semester at Unity College. Donald is a first-year student majoring in Marine Biology.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Jacob M. Painter of Keeseville has been named to the President's List at Western New England College for the fall semester of 2009. Painter is a senior majoring in Sport Management at the College. Students are named to the President's List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher.

SUNY Plattsburgh announces fall Dean’s List PLATTSBURGH — The following local residents were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh: Joseph Deslauriers, Jason Guennel, Brandon Joy, and Diana Osborne, all of Au Sable Forks; Kevin Camire, Kendra Lautenschuetz, Laura Mazur, Caitlin Rulfs, and Shannon Saunders, all of Keeseville; Aaron Adams, Alyssa Carroll, Virginia Dorsey, and David Salinas, all of Westport; Jessica Martin and Katie Shepard of Willsboro; Ryan Pierce of Essex, Lindsay Dareff of Jay, Sunny Reed of Keene Valley; Jesse Cross of Upper Jay, and Hannah O’Toole of Wilmington. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve

Correction In the Jan. 16 edition of Valley News, a photo of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System Bookmobile was incorrectly credited. The photo was submitted by Julie Wever.

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ECH recognizes its volunteers ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials at Elizabethtown Community Hospital are praising those who have selflessly given their time to help lighten the load for patients and those treating them. Jane Hooper is director of community relations at ECH and manages the volunteer staff there. She notes that volunteers logged more than 2,700 hours of service to the hospital in 2009. Jeanne Luppy, one of several regVolunteers work ular volunteers at Elizabethtown throughout the hospital Community Hospital, works at the in a variety of depart- hospital’s reception desk directments including radiolo- ing patients, answering phones gy, administration, labo- and providing general information ratory, and ER. They sup- to visitors. According to hospital port the administrative officials, volunteers collectively functions of each depart- logged more than 2,700 hours of ment in which they work; service there in 2009. often answering telePhoto courtesy of ECH phones, directing patients and visitors, preparing surveys and filing, Hooper explained. Hospital Administrator Rod Boula said he’s proud of the volunteer staff, and credits them with helping to ensure the hospital’s smooth operation. “Our volunteers perform a variety of essential tasks,” said Boula. “They direct patients and family members throughout the facility, provide support to the hospital staff and help wherever needed. Their collective years of experience and compassion for patients make them incredibly valuable to our organization. Volunteers must receive a similar general orientation as paid employees in order to understand the hospital’s various functions and departmental requirements. They are also held to the same standards in terms of ensuring patient confidentiality and trust. “2,700 hours is a significant milestone,” Boula added, “and we are very proud of their commitment to the hospital.” Many of the volunteers have been contributing their time for a number of years. Jeanne Luppy began volunteering at the hospital 18 years ago, while Betty Jane Light has volunteered for over 15 years. Many of the hospital’s volunteer staff give approximately 100 hours each year, while a few give over 200 hours. Warren Baker, who donates his time to the VA Clinic, has given over 1,000 hours of his time this year. “These men and women form a wonderful group,” said Hooper. “They make things easier on the staff, easier on visitors to the hospital and easier on the patients. We can’t thank them enough for all they do.”

Taize Service slated at St. John’s Episcopal ESSEX — St. John's Episcopal Church in Essex is hosting a Taizé Service for Healing in Haiti next Sunday afternoon, Jan. 31st, at 4 p.m. All are invited to this inspirational service of meditation, chanting and prayer.

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CVFS presents ‘Moon’

KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends Of the Arts in Keene Valley presents "500 Years Of Music For Guitar" with guitarist Peter Griggs, on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 4 pm at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, Keene Valley, NY. Griggs presents an overview of the modern guitarist's repertoire from the Renaissance to the Contemporary. A native of New York City, Griggs combines Spanish and Brazilian guitar techniques with a jazz musician's sensibility and an openness to new influences like world music. The suggested donation is $10; students free. Your concert ticket is good for a free dessert (with dinner purchase) at participating local restaurants. For more information visit eastbrancharts.org.

ESSEX — On Saturday, Jan. 30, the Champlain Valley Film Society presents "Moon" a smart, suspenseful sci-fi thriller. Sam Rockwell stars as a lone astronaut has been living on the far side of the moon for three years. Then, a few weeks before he's due to return to earth a series of mysterious events threatens his mission and perhaps his life. This movie is rated R for lanaguage. Tickets are $5 for adults and those under 18 are $2. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall at NYS Route 22 and Walker Road.

Westport Youth Committee to meet Feb. 1 WESTPORT — There will be a meeting of the Westport Youth Commission Monday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

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WESTPORT Janice Allen • 963-8912 • allens@willex.com

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e did get a peek at the sun for a couple of days. Otherwise, it has been dark and cloudy, and this tends to put many of us into a slump – hard to get things done. But even the people that have gone to the warmer parts of the country are telling us the weather there is not the greatest, so I guess we have to be content wherever we choose to be. Cold weather does not mean there are not several great things to do; here are a few. The next movie put on by the Champlain Valley Film Society is “Moon.” It will be shown at the Grange Hall in Whallonsburg on Jan. 30, starting at 7:30 p.m. Camp PoK-O-MacCready has offered several interesting programs this winter. The next one is a free lecture by Andy Buchanam Feb. 2, 7 p.m. at the camp. This is a lecture about local history from 1600 to the present and the many colorful characters that have lived in these parts. According to a schedule I received from school, the Senior Class is presenting a play “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” on Feb. 6 at 7:30 and Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., it will be held at the local school. Also, at the same time, art work from the Senior Class will be on display. We have a great art teacher and they are producing some great pieces of art. The next Coffee House at the Congregational Church will be Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. They are featuring Joan Crane, who shares her love of music and is a fun person to be around. A new

adventure that has caught my eye is an event coming up at the Paine Library on Feb. 7th called “A Chocolate Dessert Tasting & Tea” this will run 3-5 p.m. Call 963-4478 for more details. A couple of personal items of news: Received word that Eric Hutchins, the son of Eric Hutchins and the grandson of Pat and Bill Hutchins in Reber, is being deployed soon to Iraq after some stateside training. He is with the Vermont National Guard and they were able to attend the deployment ceremony. It’s a very impressive time and hard to watch these men going off to war-torn areas for an extended period of time. I write with great sadness for the Choate Family as we learned of Ellen Choate’s death this past week. She leaves a husband, John, and three daughters, we extend our sympathy to the whole family. There still seems to be quite a bit of sickness floating around the community and people are still being urged to get your flu shots before the expected second wave, there are some clinic’s still being offered around the county. Birthday greetings to Marshall Benedict 1/27, Steve Bridge 1/27, T.J. Sayward 1/27, Ida Atkinson 1/28, Jacob Hubbard 1/30. One of our older citizens, John Remancus, celebrates his 99th birthday on 2/1, Thelma Doty 2/3, Ami Knickerbocker 2/3, Amanda Ahrent 2/5, Dutchie Ahrent 2/5, Scott Marcotte 2/5. Happy Anniversary to Gert & Ed Grady 2/2 and Tammy & Kyle Young 2/3.

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rienced neglect. She is thrilled to spend time with visitors! Samantha is a 4 year old Rotti mix who was left in a pen tied to a dog house with frozen food Samantha and water. A neighbor could not bear to see this dog living in these conditions. She was able to find relatives of the owner, who agreed to release her to our care. Samantha is a very calm and docile young lady, who is well mannered and easy to love. Samantha will make a great addition to practically any family. If you are interested in meeting Samantha, or any of our other wonderful animals who are seeking forever homes, contact us at 9628604 or visit our website at info@ncspca.org.

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great idea whose time has come is Thursdays Inn, which means a place to get together (the Inn on the Library Lawn) and relax among friends and neighbors at a regular time each week (Thursdays 5-8 till spring). This is the brainchild of Martha Swan, Michelle Maron, and Leon Hebrink, who felt that we could all use a little more "happy hour" in our lives at this time of year. You can enjoy a beer or a glass of wine, snack on some appetizers, catch up on the latest gossip, or just hang out and look decorative. Have a cup of coffee. Be social. Pop across the street to Me and My Girls for dinner. You know—the way it used to be, when we all spent more time out and about than we seem to nowadays. The first Thursdays Inn happened on Jan. 21, and it dovetailed nicely with the Blues Night event at the Westport Library. I missed it, but I heard enthusiastic reviews from a number of people. The library's musical evenings, which Ellen Few Anderson has organized into a regular thing now, also happen on Thursdays (though not every week). Someone has their thinking cap on here. I'll do my best to keep readers posted. Another fine musical offering is coming up at the Heritage House on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m.,

when the husband-and-wife jazz duo Sonny and Perley return to Westport, delighting their many fans here with a tribute to composer Richard Rodgers. I've seen them a few times now and they always impress me with the way they put their own special zing into the great jazz and pop music standards. So if you love the classics, this is an evening you won't want to miss. For more information, call the Arts Council at 9628778. And the Westport Library is once again hosting its annual Valentine's Day celebration on Sunday Feb. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. Chocolate, love poetry, a roaring fire in the fireplace, and music on the library's newly donated baby grand piano; what could be more romantic? All proceeds will go to support the library. So come be a true "book lover" on Valentine's Day. I'm almost ready to give up on the lake freezing over this year, what with all the warm weather recently, and then the rain last week. It's coming down steadily as I write this, though by the time you read it, the cold will no doubt be back and we'll be slipping and sliding all over the place. I suppose there's still plenty of time for a quick cold snap to skim the lake over, and maybe even a big snowstorm or two. Or three…

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Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? W

hen Paul Simon wrote his signature song for “The Graduate,” he was speaking to the loss of a more innocent and noble time in America. It has been said that Simon chose DiMaggio because of his “unpretentious, yet heroic stature.” DiMaggio, the eighth child of nine, was the son of Italian immigrants from San Francisco. By all accounts DiMaggio was a great baseball player; in the class of a Derrick Jeter or Alex Rodriguez. Amidst the glamour and intense public scrutiny, DiMaggio remained a private person with the exception of his brief marriage to Marilyn Monroe. DiMaggio had an understated grace, an air of dignity and an unquestioned fidelity to the game of baseball. DiMaggio captured the public’s attention for his reticence and he held an incredible power in his eloquent silence. Was he a hero? To the extent that a sports figure can be a hero, DiMaggio was. Not a womanizer or an alcoholic as Ruth and Mantle were alleged to be, DiMaggio seemed to realize how lucky he was to play a game and to get paid a lot of money for doing so. DiMaggio acknowledged that he had a responsibility to his team and to his fans. In fairness to contemporary athletes, the media does not protect sports heroes as they once did. Babe Ruth’s off the field exploits are legendary, as are Mantle’s. The newspapermen of the day did not focus on the athlete off the field, but rather his performance on the field. Tiger Woods has recently suffered the public pillory that Ruth and Mantle did not. His greatness as an athlete aside, Woods has been unfaithful to his wife. Many of his high dollar sponsors have dropped him from lucrative adver-

tisement contracts. The women that came forward to “tell all” would have never succeeded in Ruth or Mantle’s day because the story would have never been printed. From where I stand, I can appreciate an athlete’s performance and the dedication that it must have taken to perfect their ability. I don’t expect athletes to be virtuous, clearly, many are not. By Scot Hurlburt Maybe we would feel better about professional athletes if we let them live their personal lives just as we do. This might put a more rational perspective on celebrities and sports stars. If they are experiencing marital discord, that is their private business. If they have a problem with drugs and alcohol that is their private challenge to resolve. Joe DiMaggio appears to have been a rare athlete, one who performed at the highest level of his sport, acted with a modicum of humility, while largely rejecting the spotlight, living out his personal life out of the spotlight. If he was struggling with demons, he struggled in private, just as the rest of us do. Remember, all kids count.

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County bus service needs overhaul To the editor: Have you taken the bus lately? I doubt it. One of the names for it is Crossing Communities. I tried for over a week to find a schedule for the buses without any luck, until I called the local Visitors' Bureau. They had one, but there are no schedules available at the stops I've used, or on the buses themselves, or on the county website, and my request for a schedule from Nancy Dougal, Director of Public Transportation in Essex County, has gone unan-

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swered. Last year's two-column schedule is still on the county website, but this year's schedule has 31 columns. On the four buses I rode in the past week, I was the only passenger. Finding a schedule is not the only problem. I have seen buses leaving their stops early, and I've seen them bypass the stop here in Jay. I learned to walk away from the Jay green to wave the bus down at 86 and 9N, otherwise he'll bypass the green. Yes, I've watched it go by, and yes, I've walked home. That's not all! Besides there being no schedules available, and the drivers skipping stops or leaving early and stranding riders, there is also a problem with a lack of professional training/oversight for the drivers. On three of the four buses I rode since finding a schedule, the drivers drove erratically or dangerously. Speeding through curves or jerking the wheel left and right like there's something wrong with the front end on the brand-new bus are signs that no one has been checking how these guys drive. If this service is going to be useful to Essex County, someone has to take charge. First, get the schedules out there and everywhere – the website, bus stops, and the buses – and answer e-mail requests for schedules. Second, make sure the drivers go to all stops, and on time. No leaving early. Finally, hire someone to check and oversee the actual driving. Patrick DeBoard, Jay

Ferry traffic going too fast To the editor: I was asked in a very hopeful tone the other day by someone from Lake Placid if the increased traffic on the Essex ferry has helped our local (Westport) economy. It made me think and hope that, yes, there would be more passers by stopping in to Me and My Girls' Cafe, Bessboro Shop and The Inn for a great cup of coffee. But I thought mostly of the way they are making life more difficult for some very important people. The traffic passing down Lakeshore Road is moving at dangerously fast rates and showing no respect for those of us who either like to walk on that road or have to walk on that road. Case in point, I was at the animal shelter the other day when a dog was loose. The whole staff was out helping catch him and my job was to slow down cars until he was caught. I was amazed at the speed at which they were flying by. When I motioned for them to slow down, believe it or not, several of them actually sped up! I asked the staff about it and they said it is a real problem. The speed limit is 25 and they are constantly running across the street to avoid cars, whether it is going to hit them, the dog they are walking or splash them with all the mud we have now. Come on folks, these people work tirelessly to walk our precious homeless dogs, can we please cut them some slack? In fact, why not stop in, visit the animals and even walk one? Molly Kasriels, Westport

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Bright From page 1 at the school nearly two years ago, Fox said she was impressed with both his talent and his initiative. “He took the initiative to start our thirdgrade chorus. We only had a combined fourthgrade/fifth-grade chorus before,” explained Fox. Now, the school’s chorus participation level is “off the charts,” said Fox. “We have over 50 percent of our thirdgraders — probably closer to 75 percent of them participate,” said Fox. “It’s great because it allows our kids to have an additional opportunity to enjoy the choral experience.” Fox said though she was surprised to learn Bright was going to be on American Idol, she wasn’t surprised of the level of talent he has that got him there. “I think we’ve all known he’s really, really good,” she said. “”There’s no question — his love of music just pours out of him.”

Matt Spiegel, owner of Olive Ridley’s, where Bright performs on a regular basis, said he, too, isn’t surprised by Bright’s level of talent. “Ben’s been playing for us regularly since last summer and every Friday night he just wows the crowd,” he said. Bright’s reputation for being a “modest entertainer” who plays to entertain rather than to get his name out there is what makes him star material, said Spiegel. “He’s there because of his great talent,” said Spiegel. “He deserves this. He’s just a good guy.” Courtenay Whitney has known Bright since early last year when she first heard him perform at Irises Café and Wine Bar, another venue where Bright is regularly seen. She and Bright became friends and even before he was Hollywood-bound, Whitney has been one of his biggest supporters, she said. “I’m not surprised that he made it, only because of the fact I know he is really talented,” said Whitney. “And, not only is he talented, he’s incredibly charismatic.”

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Whitney said she knew if Bright didn’t completely win over the judges when he auditioned, what would put him over the top was his personality. “He’s a people person,” she said. Both Whitney’s and Spiegel’s daughters also attend Cumberland Head Elementary and they’re also excited for the man they know as “Mr. Bright.” “The excitement was running high in my house,” Spiegel said of the night Bright first appeared on television. “She was excited to stay up past her bedtime and check him out.” “She was really excited,” Whitney said of her daughter. “I told her this is really big. Now, there’s millions of people who get a chance to see him and what he can do.”

Fox concurred, saying the spotlight on Bright is an opportunity for his students to see “it’s cool to like music and for them to see it pays to follow your dreams.” “The students love him; they just flock to him,” said Fox. “He puts a real energy into his class whether he’s leading a song, teaching a concept or dancing silly for the students — he really meets them at their level no matter what age they are.” Bright is now currently filming in Hollywood, but, due to contractual obligations, isn’t allowed to discuss his experience until filming is complete. “The Road to Hollywood,” the show which is next expected to feature Bright, is scheduled to air Wednesday, Feb. 3, on Fox.

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‘Green up America’ — Have your house checked for heat loss By Sarah L. Cronk sarah@denpubs.com KEESEVILLE — With the tight economy and oil prices on the rise, now is the time to make sure your house is keeping in as much heat as possible. According to John Burke, owner of Heat Loss Solutions, using infrared imaging on a home can determine where your heat is going. “No house is immune to losing some heat,” he explained. Burke uses “infrared thermography,” a military-derived technology which measures thermal energy emitted from an object. He has a special camera which takes photos of a house at night. Depending on what color shows up on the infrared image, will determine where the “hot spots” are. “I shoot the entire house,” Burke said. “What I focus on is any problem area and I will shoot that and record it.” “It gives you temperature variations. It gives you an actual picture showing you the heat loss,” he added. When Burke comes to your house, he said he will actually have the owner come outside with him while he shoots the house. “The customer can come out with me and actually look at the camera and see where his heat is going,” he said. As well as his money. Burke explained by having him come out and use his camera to detect heat loss, many dollars can be saved. “Keep the heat in your home,” said Burke. “Turn down the thermostat because you no longer call for that much heat, and save money.” His services are also tax-deductible, as government mon-

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ACNA announces 2010 Cover Art Show WESTPORT — The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks has announced that applications are now available for their 23rd Annual Traveling Art Shows and competition for the Cover Art of the 2010-2011 Northern Adirondack Arts Directory. This directory celebrates its 13th year of distribution arts services and information. The Cover Art Show will be held at The Lake Placid Center for the Arts with an Opening Reception Friday, March 12, from 5-7 p.m. Deadline for entries is Friday, March 5. Work can be dropped off at LPCA in Lake Placid on Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-5 p.m. or at The ANCA office at The Westport Heritage House in Westport, NY. Please call ACNA at 962-8778 before March 5 to make arrangements to drop off work in Westport. The Cover Art competition is open to both fulltime and summer residents of Essex County or Southern Franklin County (within the Adiron-

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Boys Basketball AuSable Valley 56, Saranac 53 SARANAC — Seven fourth quarter points from Brody Douglass were enough to lift the Patriots past Saranac in CVAC boys basketball Jan. 20. Douglass finished with 19 to lead AuSable Valley as they battled back from several big runs by the Chiefs. Saranac started the game with eight unanswered points and later went on a 15-3 run to gain a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter. Dylan Everleth led the Chiefs with 20 points. The shorthanded Patriots made the most of their six-man roster for the night. T.J. Burl buckete 10 points in the final quarter to finish with 16, while Connor Manning chipped in 10.

Willsboro 54, Elizabethtown-Lewis 38 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Warriors won the battle on the low post and defeated Elizabethtown-Lewis in MVAC boys basketball Jan. 21. Lucas Strong scored 16 points and Clay Sherman added 14 as Willsboro put the clamps on the Lions’ offense.The Warriors rebounded well, despite being without center Alex Shepard. In a game rife with fouls, ELCS shot a troublesome 11-of25 from the line. Hunter Mowery accounted for half of his team’s points with 17.

Westport 66, Minerva-Newcomb 13 MINERVA — The winless Mountaineers proved no match for the conference-leading Eagles in MVAC boys basketball Jan. 21. Nathan Gay scored 23 to go with eight rebounds and Bo McKinley added 20 points and six assists to power Westport. Kevin Russell contributed 11 points and 16 rebounds. Brandon Poulton scored eight points to lead MinervaNewcomb, which failed to convert a single free-throw.

AuSable Valley 60, Ticonderoga 48 TICONDEROGA — A brilliant effort by forward T.J. Burl powered the Patriots past Ticonderoga in CVAC boys basketball Jan. 22. Burl got it done both inside and out, hitting four 3-pointers on his way to scoring a game-high 27 points. Brody Douglass added 12 points and Jordan Coolidge 10 for the Patriots. AuSable Valley led by seven at the half, outscoring the Sentinels in every quarter.. That lead got cut to six late in the fourth, but the Patirots held on for the win. Jesse Perkins and Nate Lenhart led Ticonderoga with 11 and 10, respectively.

Girls Basketball Crown Point 42, Elizabethtown-Lewis 28 CROWN POINT — The older Panthers proved to be a tough matchup for Elizabethtown-Lewis in MVAC girls basketball Jan. 20. Jessica Potter scored 19 to lead Crown Point and Marissa Titus added 15 in an otherwise cold shooting night for both teams. Kearstin Ashline led the Lions with 12 points. Lindsay Whalen and Shonna Brooks added six and five, respectively.

Westport 47, Chazy 16 CHAZY — Westport extended their unbeaten streak with a win over Chazy in MVAC girls basketball Jan. 20. Kalika Hopkins scored 16 to lead the visiting Eagles, who outscored Chazy 27-4 in the second and third quarters. Willa McKinley, Martha McKinley, and Valentina Rodriguez each chipped in eight for Westport.

AuSable Valley 57, Ticonderoga 30 TICONDEROGA — The Sentinels had some difficulty with AuSable Valley’s pressure defense in CVAC girls basketball Jan. 21. The Patriots opened with a 22-4 run and outscored Ticonderoga in every quarter as they rolled to an easy divisional win. Every AuSable Valley player scored, led by Alexis Coolidge with 17. Kayla and Michelle Taylor each hit two 3-pointers and finished with nine. Jamie Patchett accounted for half of the Sentinels' offense with 15 points.

Willsboro 72, Schroon Lake 68, OT SCHROON LAKE — A late fourth quarter rally allowed the Warriors to slip past Schroon Lake in MVAC girls basketball Jan. 22. Hannah Bruno scored eight of her 16 points in the fourth quarter to help erase the Wildcats’ nine-point lead. Alicia Mahoney was once again instrumental with 19 points and Krystal Potter netted a career-high 18. Led by the 25-point performance of Mindy Whitty, Schroon Lake led by just one at the half, but outsccred the Warriors 19-8 in the third quarter. Jocelyn Bowen added 18 for the Wildcats.

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Mahoney lifts Warriors over Keene By Matt Bosley matt@denpubs.com WILLSBORO — Alicia Mahoney’s 29 points and 13 rebounds powered the Warriors to a 57-30 win over Keene in MVAC girls basketball Jan. 20. The tall senior got plenty of good looks on senior night in Willsboro, hitting 12 baskets and converting 5-of-8 from the line as the Warriors made the most of their height advantage in the post. “Alicia was explosive tonight,” said Willsboro head coach Charlene Lobdell. “She was on her game, and our defense wasn’t that bad either.” Defense was the name of the game in the first quarter as the Warriors went on a 14-1 run. “I think the difference early on was that we just couldn’t make a basket,” said Keene head coach Fred Hooper. “We were executing and taking good shots; we just couldn’t make a basket.” The Beavers did get on a couple of runs in the second quarter, but the deficit was too much to overcome. Seniors Jessica Caner and Emma Nye led the way with seven points apeice. Sadie Holbrook added six points and seven rebounds. Lobdell credited her team’s defense on Nye, who has consistently been one of the conference’s top scorers. Every player on the Warriors’ roster scored in an otherwise balanced showing. Serene Holland added six points for Willsboro, as did Morgan Jaquish, who, like Mahoney, was dominant near the basket. “They have two big forces, and they were more than we could handle tonight,” said Hooper. “They were the better team tonight, and we’re just going to keep working at it.”

Willsboro 57, Keene 30 Keene Willsboro

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Keene (30) Boyle 0-0-0, Caner 3-1-7, Gothner 0-0-0, Hall 0-2-2, Holbrook 3-0-6, H. McCabe 0-0-0, T. McCabe 2-0-4, Nye 1-5-7, Ostroski 2-0-4. Totals: 11-8-30. Willsboro (57) S. Bruno 2-0-4, H. Bruno, 1-0-2, Holland 2-2-6, James 1-0-2, Jaquish 3-0-6, Mahoney 12-5-29, Porter 1-0-2, Sayward 2-0-4, Schreiber 1-0-2. Totals: 25-7-57.

Warriors center Alicia Mahoney puts in a layup as Keene’s Hannah McCabe (20) and Megan Hall (24) defend in MVAC girls basketball Jan. 20. Mahoney scored a game-high 29 points to power Willsboro to a 57-30 win. Photo by Matt Bosley

InBrief County receives emergency funding

Seedling ordering program ends March 12

ELIZABETHTOWN – Essex County has been selected to receive $25,398 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, and United Way of America, which will provide the administrative staff and functions as the fiscal agent. The board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high need areas around the country. A local board made up of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, Essex County Public Health Department, Essex County Department of Social Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Adirondack Community Action Programs, and Nutrition Program for the Elderly will determine how the funds awarded to Essex county are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in Essex County. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive the funds must: 1) be non-profit; 2) have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit; 3) practice non-discrimination; 4) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Public and Private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds should contact Cindy Cobb at Adirondack Community Action Programs at 873-3207. The deadline for applications is Feb. 12, 2010.

WESTPORT — The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District is now holding its annual seedling sale. Available is a large selection of bare-root tree and shrub seedlings and transplants for erosion control, wildlife habitat improvement, windbreaks and reforestation. Groundcovers and wildflower seed mixes can also be purchased The tree and shrub seedlings and transplants are sold as bare-root stock. They are not potted, nor balled in burlap; such as you’d expect to buy from a commercial nursery. Six different wildflower seed mixtures are available. Blends can be purchased for sunny or shady areas and for attracting birds, butterflies and beneficial insects to gardens. Also available are slow release fertilizer tablets that will provide necessary nutrients for up to two years, and water gel, which helps to retain moisture around the roots - especially important during a dry spring and summer. Order deadline is March 12, 2010. Orders will be available to be picked up the last week of April in Westport. To get an order form or more information call 962-8225 weekdays, e-mail essexswcd@westelcom.com, go to the SWCD Web site at www.co.essex.ny.us, or come our office at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Center (second floor), 3 Sisco Street, Westport.

Free H1N1 clinics ongoing ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County Health Department will continue to offer H1N1 flu vaccine through its regularly scheduled community immunization clinics in Elizabethtown, Lake Placid and Ticonderoga. H1N1 flu vaccine is available at no cost for everyone 6 months of age and older who want the vaccine. Elizabethtown clinics are held at the Essex County Public Health Department at 132 Water Street on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Please call 873-3500 for an appointment. Lake Placid clinics are held at Adirondack Medical Center on 29 Church Street on even months from 4-6 pm with no appointment needed. Ticonderoga clinics are held at Inter-Lakes (Moses Ludington Hospital) on 1019 Wicker Street from 4-6 p.m. on even months with no appointment needed. For more information about these clinics or clinic dates, please visit www.co.essex.ny.us/publichealth or to schedule an appointment, please call 873-3500.

Lake Placid Institute announces poetry contest LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute announces a call for entries for the 2010 Great Adirondack Young People’s Poetry contest, open to grades 1-12 in the Adirondack region. The deadline for entries is February 28, 2010! Students and parents should contact their schools for information about entering the contest. The winning poems will be published in a book called “Words From the Woods” and listed on the Institute’s website. An award ceremony at the Lake Placid Center of the Arts to honor the winning writers will take place on May 2. The Institute’s poetry contest has been held since 1998, and now has over 500 entries each year. This year ’s contest will also offer three scholarships to the 2010 Young Vermont Writers’ Conference, a spring writing workshop specifically for high school students in May on the beautiful campus of Champlain College. For dedicated young writers, it is a chance to meet others who share their passion and to study the craft with some of the area’s most celebrated authors and teachers. This contest is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Lake Placid Education Foundation, Corning-Chisolm Foundation through Adirondack Community Trust, The Arts Council of Northern Adirondacks and Stewart’s Shops.

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Friday, Jan. 29 LAKE PLACID — Cross-country skiing on Mt. Van Hoevenberg organized by Adirondack Mountain Club. 563-5794. PLATTSBURGH — Dinosaur Train activity day, Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, 12 Museum Way, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-9770. ROUSES POINT — Open skate, Rouses Point Civic Center, Lake Street, 4-5:20 p.m. $2. LAKE PLACID — Fire and Spice Benefit Party, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, 7-10 p.m. Chili, s’mores, cross-country skiing. Admission $50. 523-2512 or www.lakeplacidarts.org. PLATTSBURGH — Open Family Swim, Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. $2. 562-6860. JAY — Peter Griggs performance, Amos and Julia Ward Theatre, corner of routes 9N and 86. 7 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Odus Budd performs, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222. PLATTSBURGH — Eat, Sleep, Funk Jazz Band performs, Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30 ESSEX — Waffle Breakfast fundraiser, Essex Community Church, 2036 Main St., 711 a.m. Adults $10, under 5 free. 962-2688. TUPPER LAKE — Nature in Winter photography workshop with Adirondack photographer Carl Heilman, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration required. 359-7800. ESSEX — Introduction to Massage workshop, Black Kettle Farm, corner of Cook and Leaning Road, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. $35 participation fee. 963-8142. WILLSBORO — Snow festival, Pok-OMacCready Outdoor Education Center, 1391 Reber Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. 963-7967. PLATTSBURGH — Rotary Winter Carnival, May Currier Park, Tom Miller Road, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $2 to benefit HEAP Fuel Assistance Program. SARANAC LAKE — Art Swap, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., 12-4 p.m. $5 entry fee. 891-2615. PLATTSBURGH — “Meet the Cardinals Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams,” SUNY Plattsburgh Memorial Hall Gym,

Rugar Street. Women’s game 2 p.m. Men’s game 4 p.m. 565-4750. CHAZY — “William H. Miner: The Man and the Myth” book signing with Dr. Joseph Burke, The Station Cafe, 23 Old Station Dr., 2-4 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Cooking demonstration and tasting with Annette Nielsen, Northwoods Inn, 2520 Main St., 2-4 p.m. 523-1818. WILLSBORO — “The Messages of Meditation: an Introduction to Self,” Paine Memorial Free Library, 2 Gilliland Lane, 5:30-7 p.m. 963-4478. CHAZY — The Gibson Brothers perform, Chazy Central Rural School, 609 Miner Farm Road. Doors open 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Benefits Family Promise of Clinton County. 562-0710. KEENE VALLEY — Keene Central School Forensics Team presents “Our Town,” Keene Central School, 33 Market St., 7 p.m. Tickets $6 for adults or $3 for students. 576-4555. PLATTSBURGH — 12th annual Snowball, Elks Lodge 621, 56 Cumberland Ave. Cocktails 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m., dancing 7-11 p.m. Reservations due Jan. 15. 563-6180. PAUL SMITHS — Viewing of “March of the Penguins,” Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 State Route 30, 12:30 p.m. Donations suggested. 327-3000. WEST PLATTSBURGH — Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to benefit Hannah’s Hope Fund, American Legion Post 1619, 219 Rand Hill Road. Doors open 4 p.m., buffet 4:15 p.m. Prizes awarded. 563-6944. PLATTSBURGH — Full Moon Half Marathon fun run/walk, Geoffrey’s Pub and Restaurant, 5453 Peru St., 6:30 p.m. 420-6493 for information. PLATTSBURGH — Showing and discussion of “Schindler’s List,” State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St., 7 p.m. Yokum Lecture Hall, Room 200. 564-3095. MORRISONVILLE — North Country Squares Dance Club meets, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Road, 7 p.m. Caller Bob Labounty; cuer Mo Wall. 561-7167 or 492-2057. WESTPORT — Guitarist Peter Griggs, Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main

St., 7 p.m. WHALLONSBURG — Champlain Valley Film Society showing of “Moon,” Whallonsburg Grange Hall, State Route 22, 7:30 p.m. $5 per person, $2 for 18 and under. LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Mountain Club presentation “Rocks and Minerals of the Adirondacks, ADK Heart Lake Property, Adirondack Loj Road, 8 p.m. 523-3441. PLATTSBURGH — Jeff Rendinaro and Eric O’Hara perform, Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 8 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Zero Tolerance performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — High Peaks Band performs, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Sunday, Jan. 31 PLATTSBURGH — Free bowling for Plattsburgh town residents, North Bowl Lanes, 28 North Bowl Lane, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration required. 562-6860. ALTONA — Bridal Expo 2010, Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall, 47 Woods Falls Road, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. 562-5810. TUPPER LAKE — Family Art and Nature Day, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 1 p.m. Program discussing causes of winter. 359-7800. LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Wind Ensemble performs, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, 1:30-3 p.m. Admission $10. 523-2512 or www.lakeplacidarts.org. KEENE VALLEY — “500 Years of Music for Guitar” with guitarist Peter Griggs, Keene Valley Congregational Church, 1791 State Route 73, 4 p.m. Suggested donation $10, students free. CHAZY — Open skate, Scotts’ Memorial Rink, 52 MacAdam Road, 5-6:20 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Banff Mountain Film Fest, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, 7:30-10 p.m. Admission $21. 523-2512 or www.lakeplacidarts.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Lake Clear Post Office, 6373 Route 30, 11-11:45 a.m.; park across from Corner Cafe, Gabriels, 12:45-1:15 p.m.;

across from town hall, Bloomingdale, 1:30-2 p.m.; Vermontville Post Office, 6 Cold Brooke Road, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Church of the Assumption, 78 Clinton St., Redford, 3:30-4 p.m. UPPER JAY — Story time, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N, 3:30-4 p.m. 946-2644. WILLSBORO — Cabin Fever Lecture Series with Andy Buchanan, Pok-OMacCready Outdoor Education Center, 1391 Reber Road, 7 p.m. 963-7967

Wednesday, Feb. 3 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Champlain Children’s Learning Center, 10 Clinton St., Rouses Point, 12:30-1 p.m.; Northern Senior Housing, corner of Route 9 and Route 11, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Champlain Headstart, Three Steeples Church, Route 11, 1:502:20 p.m.; Twin Oaks Senior Housing, Altona, 3:10-3:40 p.m.; D & D Grocery, Sciota, 3:50-4:30 p.m. CHAMPLAIN — All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, Northeastern Clinton Central Middle School cafeteria, 103 Route 276, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Benefits chorus. $10. Take out available. PLATTSBURGH — Readers Theatre, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St., 6:30 p.m. Alumni Room and Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Various plays read aloud. 564-3095. PLATTSBURGH — PureBlue performs, Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 8-11 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Adirondack Jazz Orchestra performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 8-10 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Beekmantown Senior Housing, 80 O’Neil Road, 1:30-2 p.m.; 39 Hobbs Road, Plattsburgh, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Champlain Park, end of Oswego Lane, 3:15-4 p.m. WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. 962-8219. LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. 523-3200. SARANAC LAKE — Story hour,

Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St., 10:30 a.m. 891-4190. PLATTSBURGH — Journey Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. www.journeyintoreading.org. PLATTSBURGH — Music in Our Schools Concert, Bailey Avenue Elementary, 50 Bailey Ave., 6 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Downtown Motif performs, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Friday, Feb. 5 SARANAC LAKE — Book signing by Kathleen S. McPhillips, Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., 5-7 p.m. 891-2615. ALTONA — Helping Hearts for Christopher Benefit, Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall, 47 Woods Falls Road, 6 p.m. Advance tickets: 569-4514, 643-2261 or 5612000, ext. 7760. PLATTSBURGH — Open Family Swim, Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. $2. 562-6860. PLATTSBURGH — Zip City performs, Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 9 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Shameless Strangers performs, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Saturday, Feb. 6 WILLSBORO — Families on skis, PokO-MacCready Outdoor Education Center, 1391 Reber Road, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Ages 6 and older. $8. 963-7967. CHAZY — Story time for children ages 3-8, Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 3, 10-11 a.m. 846-7676 to register. PLATTSBURGH — Order of the Eastern Star Valentine Craft Show, American Legion Post 20, 162 Quarry Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafts, baske sale, basket raffles. Lunch for $3.75. 492-2012. CHAZY — Story hour featuring Carol Ladd, Chazy Public Library, 9633 State Route 9, 10 a.m.

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This week’s theme: “Gross words” ACROSS 1 Junk, e.g. 5 Lawrence's men 10 Adapter letters 14 Sired 19 High style 20 Principle 21 Stadium replaced by Citi Field 22 Brand on a range 23 Hard to fathom 24 Monthly reading for some 25 Markers 26 Railroad car 27 Tammany Hall expo? 29 Result of a run? 31 Before now 32 Cultivate 33 Talk about salvation, e.g.: Abbr. 34 Bakery fixture 35 Feel 36 Wealthy widow 40 Childish retort 43 Single-minded sort 44 Excuse that's often exaggerated 45 Mystery writer Nevada 46 "Quit fidgeting!" 49 Gp. that supports malpractice damage award limits 50 Sculptor Nadelman 51 Thing to grind 52 Glutton for fuzzy fruit? 54 __ Moines 55 Inferior cookware 57 Day-care charges 58 Put in stacks, say

61 Dais VIP 62 2009 A.L. MVP Joe Mauer, e.g. 66 Pirate's loot 68 Makeup item 71 Ones acting badly 73 It's sometimes enough 75 Like Dorothy's magical shoes 77 Identify 79 Low-priced drink holder? 84 Frat party supply 85 Wide-eyed 87 "Told you so!" 88 "Too much information!" 89 __ majesty: high treason 90 Open-bodied antique auto 92 Verve 93 Vestibule 94 Posh properties 95 Font flourish 97 Film noir blade 99 To this day 100 Carrier more likely to be tipped 101 Accumulates 105 Mr. Clean? 109 Telemarketing at dinnertime? 111 Summary 112 Burn slightly 113 Ad infinitum 114 Utah ski resort 115 Cybermemo 116 Nail to the wall 117 Oklahoma native 118 Jupiter neighbor 119 Lost strength

DOWN 1 Move slightly 2 Verdi work 3 "Be __ ...": start of a polite request 4 Penthouse place 5 Charge for cash 6 Get back, as lost trust 7 Start to knock? 8 Brewski 9 Orchestra sect. 10 The way things stand 11 Go for 12 Court tie 13 Port container 14 Half of a "Which do you want first?" pair 15 Leave the country, perhaps 16 Turf controller 17 Draft status 18 Infield protector 28 DVR brand 29 Urban play area 30 Indicators of equal pressure 32 Get (a ship) ready to sail again 35 Adam's third 36 Capitol cap 37 Award for the best flop? 38 One of a noted quintet 39 Deli selections 40 Let up 41 Saying 42 Kid in a ditch? 43 White House advisory gp. 44 Topping for chips 46 Push in some chips 47 Right direction? 48 Heavily financed deals, briefly 52 Pound product 53 Incidentally, in chat rooms 56 Little legume 59 Heavenly bodies 60 Hall of Fame goalie Patrick __ 63 Beau 64 B&B 65 Two-stripers, e.g.: Abbr. 67 Fat unit 69 Ninnies 70 Turf tool 72 Sonnet sections 74 Augustus, for one 76 Benefit 77 Whittle 78 Bigheads 80 Bocce pair? 81 Certain Ivy Leaguer

82 1980s-'90s women's tennis player who was #1 for a record total of 377 weeks 83 Actor Cariou 86 Sydney salutation 89 Shutout for 82-Down 91 Drenched 93 Grind, in a way 95 Scholar 96 Get-up-and-go 97 Spot remover 98 Impede 100 Spelled-out 102 Dressing recipient 103 Part of UHF 104 Suffix with proto105 Cultivated 106 Sofer of soaps 107 Pic to click 108 Org. concerned with ergonomics 109 Masquerade (as) 110 Pressure 113 Silent assent

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Wild storms and wild skiers

In the wake of the recent thaw and heavy rains, most area lakes are awash with several inches of water. With streams and rivers running high with the runoff, anglers should avoid traveling near inlets, outlets and other areas where current can weaken the ice.

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arlier in the week, the first major thaw of the season roared through the region, delivering wind gusts in excess of 50 mph and horizontal rains. With up to two inches of rain reported in some areas, the storm provided a natural Zamboni that refreshed ice surfaces to a polished gleam. However, with forecasts indicating that a snowstorm was soon to follow, lakes will likely be sloppy for a while, with a slushy mix of standing water and snow.

Skiing has gone Wild In Tupper Many area residents have fond memories of learning how to ski at a local ski center. At one time, these small, community ski centers could be found in nearly every township in the Adirondacks. At one time, the Empire State served as host to more ski centers than any other state in the nation. But, since the late 1960’s, New York state has lost an estimated 350 historic, ski centers.

The small hills provided beginners with a safe, easy and relatively inexpensive introduction to the sport. Most of the centers featured rope tows, a J-bar or a T-bar to haul prospective daredevils up the slopes. Chairlifts were primarily reserved for ski centers that were built on mountains, not hills. The small, community ski centers were places where parents could drop off the kids, with few worries. They were considered an extension of the village, where you knew everybody and everybody knew you. Our parents seemed to like it that way. In Lake Placid, the ski hills where local kids flocked were places like Fawn Ridge, Scotts Cobble and Mt. Whitney. In Saranac Lake novices took to Mt. Pisgah, and fortunately, they still do. Otis Mountain was the favored hill for residents of Elizabethtown, Lewis, Westport and Moriah, while Paleface Mountain served the locals from nearby Jay, Keene, Ausable Forks and Keeseville. The communities of Cranberry Lake, Clifton and Fine had the Clifton/ Fine Lions Club Ski Center that was located behind the Twin Lakes Hotel in Star Lake. Long Lake retains its town ski center, as does Schroon Lake. Both communities continue to draw visitors from the nearby towns of Newcomb, Blue Mountain Lake and Raquette Lake. Further south, Hickory Hill still handles novices from places such as Bolton Landing, Warrensburg, Schroon Lake, Minerva and beyond. After several years of inactivity, this small center has been revived this year, much to the enjoyment of the local communities. However, the rope tows no longer have mittens frozen to them in places like the Harvey Mountain/Garnet Mountain in North River, Lyon Mountain Ski Hill near Dannemora,

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St. James’ Church Traditional & Angilician Worship. Father David Ousley, Rector and Rev. Patti Johnson, Decon. Services: Wed. 6 p.m. Health & Prayer Holy Eucharist. Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. United Methodist Church Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. Worship Service. Email: afumc1@frontiernet.net Holy Name Catholic Church Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 6478225, Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon, Daily Masses Monday @ 5:15 p.m., Tues. Fri. @ 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses.

BLACK BROOK

St. Matthew’s Catholic Church Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass.

CLINTONVILLE

United Methodist Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce.

ELIZABETHTOWN

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: http://ccsespn.-grainofwheat.net Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan. All are welcome. Email: goodshepherd-etown@charter.net Web: www.etowngoodshepherd.org United Church of Christ (Congregational) Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: FShaw@westelcom.com

ESSEX

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Scott Seymour, Pastor. Sunday Vigil Mass @ 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Email: stphilip@willex.com Essex Community Church (Methodist) Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. Sunday Worship Services: 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School; Methodist Women’s Org. - 3rd Wednesday. Pre-School Playgroup - Thursdays 10 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: stjohnschurch@willex.com

Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. For further information call Rev. David White at 963-7160. Email: foothillsbapt@netzero.net

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. ediepoland@aol.com

JAY First Baptist Church of Jay Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.

KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. Joseph Morgan; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: stagnesch@roadrunner.com St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church Sunday Communion Service 10 a.m., June 29 through September 14 Keene Valley Congregational Church Main Street. 576-4711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m;. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. Keene United Methodist Church Main Street. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Communion 1st Sunday every month.

KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: rcckparish@charter.net

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Maple Ridge in Old Forge, The Redford Tow in Saranac, Baldpate Ski Club in Crown Point or the Silver Bells Ski Hill in Wells. Most young skiers of my generation, in the 1970’s, cut their teeth (or at least chipped a few), while practicing stem-turns and hot dogging on such smaller hills. Once we thought we were good enough, we attempted to tackle the larger mountains of Whiteface and Gore, which beckoned us with groomed trails, steep drops and even a gondola. Located in Tupper Lake, the Big Tupper Ski Area once served as a proving ground for local kids from the surrounding communities of Piercefield, Long Lake, Cranberry Lake and beyond. However, as with most of the region’s small, community operated ski centers the chairlifts stopped running at Big Tupper over a decade ago. The lifts and groomers at Big Tupper have remained silent ever since. Until this year! Fortunately, for both the community and especially its youth, the lifts and rope tows at Big Tupper now run again! Through the concerted efforts of a community support group called ARISE, funding for the operation was raised through a combination of donations and fundraising events. A brigade of dedicated local volunteers spend many hours on the hill, shoring up the equipment, grooming and painting the complex, while an all volunteer Ski Patrol took to the slopes. Volunteers and community minded citizens became the heart and soul of Big Tupper. Now in full operation, a lift ticket at Big Tupper costs only $15 a day for adults, $9 for youth and free for children under 6 and seniors. The mountain will be in operation from Friday through Sunday for the remainder of the season, snow conditions permitting. The mission of the Big Tupper Ski Area re-

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Clinton Street, Keeseville. 834-5432. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: ediepoland@aol.com The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Bible Study - Wednesday Evening 6 p.m. Website: office@ibck.org Front Street Fellowship 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: www.thebridgekeeseville.com Email: vikki@thebridgekeeseville.com

LEWIS Elizabethtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Rt. 9 West, Lewis, NY. Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Theocratic Ministry School & Service Meeting. For further information contact Bill Frawley 873-6563. Email: wmfrawley@charter.net First Congregational Church Lewis, 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Email: Fshaw@westelcom.com

REBER United Methodist Church Valley Road. 963-7924. Rev. Chilton McPheeters. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Church School 11 a.m.

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Calvary Baptist Church Rt. 86. 946-2482. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (classes for all ages); Morning Worship 11 a.m. & Evening Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study & Prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church Mass Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon Confessions 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Whiteface Community United Methodist Church Rt. 86 and Haselton Rd. The whiteface Community UMC & Pastor Joyce Bryson invite you to join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by a time for coffee & fellowship. Visitors welcome. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. and child care for children up to age 7 is provided during worship. Church Office open 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Tues. - Fri. Office telephone 9467757. Riverside Thrift Shop located in the Methodist Barn open 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wed. & Sat. Call 946-2922 for questions concerning Thrift Shop. The Ecumenical Emergency Food Shelf and Outreach Program is located in the Rubin Sanford Building next to the church and is open Thurs. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Call 946-7757 with questions concerning our fuel assistance program. Senior Lunch Program Tues. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 946-2922 during that time only for assistance.

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Federated Church Main Street. 962-8293. Sun. Worship 9 a.m. including Children’s Church, followed by Bible Study 10:15 a.m. (beginning Sept. 13). Choir rehearsal Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible/Book study in the parsonage Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Youth Group beginning this Fall. Everyone welcome. Pastor Leon Hebrink. www.westptchurch.com Westport Bible Church 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Early Worship and Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Coffee Break 10:30 a.m.; Second Worship Service 11 a.m.; Olympian Club (Grades 1-6) 5:30 p.m.; Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.; Thursday Men’s Bible Study 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Teen Club 6 p.m. Email: westportbiblech@westelcom.com The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Fred Provoncha. Sacrament Meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday School 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10 a.m.; Primary 11:20 a.m. 1 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: allrises@westelcom.com

Wilmington Church of the Nazarene Wilmington, NY. 946-7708 or 946-2434. Marty J. Bausman, Pastor. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship and Praise 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday - Family Night at Church 7 p.m. (Adult Bible Study, King’s Kids - ages 3-12, Teen Group - ages 13-17). Email: mbausman@whiteface.net

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Congregational United Church of Christ 3799 Main Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Pastor Jan Jorgensen, church: 518-963-4048, home: (514) 721-8420. pastorjorgensen@gmail.com United Methodist Church Rt. 22. 963-7931. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. After school religous education program 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursdays (Only when school is in session)

Wilmington Interdenominational Holiness Camp 704 Hardy Rd., Wilmington, NY. Service Times: Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Evangelist: Rev. Becca Dyke, Watertown, NY

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opening project is to provide a basic, no frills, affordable ski/snowboarding experience for individuals and families. The project at Big Tupper is a locally initiated, volunteer based, notfor-profit venture. Contact the ski center at SkiBigTupper.Org or call 518-359-3730 to check on snow conditions. In an effort to provide an added bonus, The Wild Center in Tupper Lake recently announced that beginning Friday, Jan. 29 until Sunday, March 7, people who purchase either a ticket to The Wild Center or a day pass to ski at Big Tupper will get a pass to the other venue for free. Both the ski mountain and the center have adult tickets priced at $15, and the free ticket can be redeemed for up to two weeks from when they are issued. You can buy a museum ticket one day, and hold off on the skiing until the next dump of snow or vice versa. Tickets are non-transferable. The Wild Center offers Winter Wildays both Saturdays and Sundays, with a full slate of indoor and outdoor activities and presentations. The museum website hosts an outdoor webcam that shows local snow conditions. “The old and the new are coming together to make Tupper Lake the place to be this winter,” said Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of The Wild Center. “Adults who skied Big Tupper as teenagers are returning to teach their kids how to ski. They can have that cool, old-style experience at Big Tupper, and then drive 10 minutes to this cool, new-type of museum, The Wild Center. With prices like this, people can say good-bye to “staycations.” “Big Tupper holds such fond memories for people. When many smaller ski areas have closed down, it’s heartening to see how the residents of Tupper Lake pulled together to open Big Tupper again,” said Jim LaValley of Ski Big Tupper. “For people who want the more intimate, family feeling of skiing. The Wild Center is an amazing place for young and old alike. With their calendar of Winter Wildays, there’s even more to do in Tupper Lake this winter.” For further information on The Wild Center, please visit www.wildcenter.org or call 518-3597800

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MSRP................................................................$50,400 CHRISTOPHER DISC..............................................$2,900 GM REBATE..........................................................$3,000 GM LOYALTY........................................................$2,000 DELIVERED $42,500

EQUIPPED WITH: LT Pkg., V4, AT, CC, AC, Stk#091089

MSRP.................................................................$25,365 CHRISTOPHER DISC..................................................$870 GM REBATE..........................................................$2,500 GM LOYALTY........................................................$1,000 DELIVERED.............................................$20,995

PRE-OWNED VEHICLES

STK# 1334, GY, 22K, AT

BUY FOR . . . .$12,777 OR.........$199/mo.

‘05 CHEVY COLORADO EXT

STK# BUY FOR . . .$17,595 $16,495 107013A, $ 4X4, AT OR.......................... 289/mo.

‘09 CHEVY IMPALA

STK# 1332, GY, AT, 32K

BUY FOR . . . .$14,995 OR.........$243/mo.

‘08 CHEVY UPLANDER

STK# 1325, GY, LOW MILES, CLEAN

BUY FOR . . . .$13,995 OR.........$225/mo.

‘08 CHEVY IMPALA

STK# 091037A, ONE OWNER, 53K

BUY FOR . . . .$10,995 OR.........$169/mo.

‘09 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500

BLUE, 11K, AT, 4X4, LT, LIKE NEW

BUY FOR . . . .$24,995

‘08 HONDA CRV EX

STK# 1337, BL, AWD, 24K

BUY FOR . . . .$21,222 OR.........$359/mo.

‘07 CHEVY SILVERADO

$ STK# 097143A, ONE BUY FOR . . . . 20,222 $ OWNER, EXT., 4X4 OR......... 339/mo.

*Payments based on 72 months with $2,000.00 customer cash down.

MEET OUR SALES STAFF:

Joe Orta - General Sales Manager Skip Woodcock - Sales Manager Fran Bronson - Sales Lisa Scupien - Sales

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Valley News 01-30-2010  

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