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A new development A developer details his plans for land he purchased in Westport. See page 4

ELCS welcomes back Brock Marvin By Keith Lobdell keith@denpubs.com

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Just like every other student, Brock Marvin got up, got ready and headed off to school last Monday, Feb. 7. But he’s not like every other student. Marvin, 17, entered the doorway at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School for the first time since undergoing heart transplant surgery on Dec. 11. “It’s pretty much back to the routine,” Marvin said. “It was nice to have some structure back in my life as far as going to school, doing chores. That was important to me. I wanted to get back to everyday life with a good func...See Return on page 14

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The Pierce family picked just the right - or wrong - time to take a family vacation to Egypt, landing in Cairo during the height of the revolt and having to spend their first night in the airport. See page 16 for more about their stay.

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Council impeding vibrant communities Why is the Adirondack Club and Resort ake a stand. Lend a hand. Stop project the Adirondack Council’s business bullying now. That’s what the anyway? Because they made it their busiU.S. Department of Health and ness to fulfill their mission of ensuring Human Services says to kids who get bul“the ecological integrity and wild characlied in school. And if bullies aren’t ter of the Adirondack Park for current stopped when they’re young, they become and future generations.” adult bullies. But, who decides what that ecological The fight over the proposed Adirondack integrity and wild character should be for Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake the Adirondack Park? Didn’t the New has shown us that bullies can also take York State Legislature create the Adironthe form of organizations. So move over, dack Park Agency in 1971 to do just that? Adirondack Park Agency, there’s a new Apparently that wasn’t good enough for bully in town: the Adirondack Council. some. So, in 1975, the Adirondack Council So-called “environmental advocacy was founded to make that decision for the groups” are actually created on that rest of us. premise — to put their noses in other peoThe Adirondack Council and other enple’s business, people they don’t agree vironmental advocacy groups — such as with — and strong-arm them into getting Protect the Adirondacks! — think they some lunch money, so to speak. Or at have to protect the Adirondacks from the least garner more lunch money from Adirondackers. And, if they don’t get deep-pocket benefactors to perpetuate what they want, they push their existence. us around in an attempt to The Council’s latest force their agenda down mission to do so is the Why is the our throats. case of the Adirondack The Adirondack CounAdirondack Club and Club and Resort and cil’s advocacy focuses on their promise to change Resort project the the “biggest threats to the the developer ’s plans to Adirondack Council’s ecology and wild character suit their vision of “an of the Park.” The number Adirondack Park with business anyway? one threat today, it apclean air and water and pears, is the Adirondack large wilderness areas, Club and Resort and the surrounded by working Tupper Lake business community that farms and forests and vibrant local comsupports the project, namely ARISE of munities.” Northern New York (Adirondack ResiThere is a community in the Adirondents Intent on Saving Their Economy). dack Park — Tupper Lake — that is flounThe ACR project, as proposed and dering economically and needs a shot in amended by the developers, is a threat to the arm. In fact, most communities in the the Adirondack Council’s vision for “viAdirondacks need an economic booster brant local communities.” Answer this shot, and, while Forest Preserve and state question: How can you create vibrant loeasements help draw tourists each year, cal communities by hindering economic they are not the answer to making local development? And don’t tell us that creatcommunities vibrant. ing more Forest Preserve and state easeWhat we need is economic developments is the answer, because it is not. We ment. And guess what? Someone is interneed real investment, not seasonal jobs ested in doing just that in Tupper Lake catering to hikers and kayakers. and has a plan to create jobs by developThe Council says it is “looking foring the land around the Big Tupper Ski ward” to the upcoming adjudicatory hearArea. ing process and expects that its modificaIs it a perfect plan? No. But that’s why tions “will enable the APA” to approve a proposed development goes through a permit with the Council’s conditions. permitting process. Yet the permitting Again, why is this any of the Adironprocess shouldn’t be rigged to turn down dack Council’s business? And why does a project; it should be designed to make a the Adirondack Park Agency, which will project better for the environment and the eventually decide whether to issue a percommunity. And it shouldn’t take seven mit for the ACR project, need the Adironyears of red tape to do so. dack Council’s approval? Thus far, the bullies are pushing around Not sure, unless they want the APA’s the Tupper Lake community, not trying to lunch money, too. improve it, and they are attempting to drag out the permitting process in the hope that the developers will run out of money and patience and give up, just as This editorial is the collaborative they’ve accomplished in the past. But the opinion of a board comprised of Thom Adirondack Council should have done a Randall, Lindsay Yandon, Fred Herbst, background check on their opponent beLou Varricchio, Keith Lobdell, Jeremiah fore climbing into the ring. Somebody Papineau, Sarah Cronk, Andy Flynn should have warned them: Never pick a and John Gereau. Comments may be difight with a Tupper Laker. They don’t rected to denpubs@denpubs.com. give up.

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E’town to India: Dare I say ... never say never? ties noted above. On the surface, we would be ast week I wrote about my skepsaving not only their salaries but the costs of tism when politicians come calling. insurances, computers, software and all the This week, skeptism was other intangible aspects that go replaced with disbelief when with employees such as transMike Singh from Ahmedabad, Inportation issues, personality condia called requesting an in-person flicts, illnesses, snow days, lack of meeting, here in the financial cenproduction, training, scheduling ter of Elizabethtown. Mr. Singh, and many more we don’t have the with a distinct Indian accent, inspace to list here. formed me he would be in town The concept, while interesting, near the end of the month and goes completely against my core Dan Alexander would like show me how I can Thoughts from beliefs. There is so much more to save between 50 to 60 percent of Behind the Pressline owning and operating a small busiour production costs by moving ness than just producing profits alone. The ulthe production process and perhaps other timate American dream is to operate a successtasks “offshore.” ful small business, produce a valued product, Mr. Singh touts that comprehensive outand create local jobs while meeting the needs sourcing drawn from their extensive global reof your customers. sources, with deep subject matter expertise While this world may be getting smaller and and proven management experience, will crethe technology is readily available, I just can’t ate an efficiency of excellence for Denton Pubimagine giving in to this global approach. Our lications. company, like many, cherishes its role of being My initial rebuff doesn’t deter Mike, as he an asset to the community. Our founder, points to the “Cloud” and goes more in depth William Denton, was proud to say, as we do towith measurable metrics and engaged manday, “We are more than a newspaper, we are a agement. I spent about 20 minutes on the community service.” I fear, through technolophone with Mike as he piqued my interest on gy and competition, that greed will continue the specifics of what he was really offering. to overwhelmed our good judgment. In a nutshell, our local staff would gather the There was a time when buying American news and write articles, advertisements and all meant something special. The pride behind of the normal processes we go through each American ingenuity and the American worker week to build content for the papers. Then at has been challenged, in many ways by that the end of the day, electronically, we send same American worker who values discount everything to India. When we come in the next pricing when spending their money but exmorning, like magic, the creative work will be pects wages and benefits to be on the increase completely edited, designed, proofed, and when privately owned small businesses are ready to go into the paper. Mike’s offshore struggling just to keep the lights on and Forteam would design the final newspaper prodtune 500 companies may already be employuct before sending it back to us to print and ing an offshore strategy. We can’t have it both distribute locally. ways, but if lower costs are what consumers Now, I assume Mike doesn’t know that want, then American businesses have little we’ve been struggling to update some of our choice but to meet that demand by trimming equipment and software recently. For those of expenses. you who don’t operate a computer network, Any short-term gain Denton Publications you just can’t replace a few computers, becould make by pursuing an offshore produccause the newer computers don’t work well tion opportunity would be a short-lived gain. with the older software, and once you replace Unfortunately, the reality of this global econoone generation of software, you have replace my is that competition will force us to be comthe software for everyone on the network, petitive with India, China, Korea and others, which then goes back to replacing their comwhat were once thought of as, Third-World puter, which in turn triggers other software economies. Faced with this choice on our small and network components to be incompatible local level, one has to wonder about the future with the new software forcing you to upgrade of our small communities and how we’ll comthose programs. Needless to say, you can go pete on the world stage with countries far more from spending a few thousand dollars to tens ambitious and motivated. I, for one, never of thousands of dollars before you’re done, thought our ultra-local firm would face this and once you start, there is no going back. So choice. I have to wonder if, after several frustrating With the average wage in India being apweeks of green screens, font issues and comproximately $15 a day, I have been forced to puters not talking to each other, there are little ask myself: Am I foolish to not consider this “Spybots” buried deep in the software that opportunity? Do I risk all of our jobs should send out calling cards to companies like Mike’s our corporate competitors move in this directhat basically say, ”We’ve softened them up, tion? Is this a choice of greed, competition or and they are ready for your call!” just good business sense? First, let me state clearly that I have nothing I’m unsure how to categorize it, but right against the folks from India trying to improve now I know there is no way I’ll consider sendtheir standard of living by seeking work from ing work overseas At the same time, I learned the U.S. But my primary concerns are for my long ago to never say never. I just hope this employees, my region and my country in that never ... never arrives. order. Mr. Singh’s proposal, while worth investigating, would put approximately 10 of Dan Alexander is publisher and owner of Denour good North Country staff members out of ton Publications. He may be reached at dan@dena job, and that is a major impact on my prioripubs.com.

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By Susan Doolittle The following items of note appeared on this date in the pages of our local newspapers.

The concert and oyster supper came off splendidly, on Wednesday evening last, and was a perfect success both financially and socially. The result was greater than had been anticipated. The proceeds of both concert and supper amounted to $140.00, and after defraying all expenses the sum of $118.00was left, and donated to our worthy and beloved pastor, Rev. A. T. Clarke. The concert was given by the Hammondville Band, in the church. The enlivening music furnished by this well known band added essentially to the en-joyment of the evening. The singing rendered by the Smith Bros., and others, also a beautiful song by Miss Carrie Moore, of Hammondville, and a recitation by Miss Fannie Brando were loudly applauded. G. W. Grandy, Jr., presided at the organ. His honest, candid, thoroughgoing style makes him friends wherever he goes. At the close of the concert Mr. Clarke, in a few befitting words publicly thanked the members of the band, in behalf of this people, for the music gratuitously furnished by them. The concert being over, all repaired to the vestry to partake of the bounteous repast furnished by the ladies. Ere I proceed farther, Mr. Editor, allow me to say that some 200 persons partook of the supper. Most certainly the ladies did not forfeit their reputation for well-set tables. They were well filled with good things provided expressly for the occasion, literally groaning beneath the burden. It is hardly necessary to note that everyone, seemingly with well sharp-ened appetite, eagerly assisted in diminishing this sumptuous repast. We have

neither time nor space to particularize, as did “Old Tim” respecting the committee and the names of all those from abroad. Hammondville and Crown Point were well represented. To be brief, we will say that the elite of the town was present. Willsborough, Wadhams Mills and Ticonder-oga were all represented. Both the reception committee performed each their part admirably. The center of attraction was the ice cream stand, with Mrs. Annette Sisson and Mrs. George Deshon at the van. The oysters ob-tained by Mr. J. N. Stowere were well treated and showed how well Mr. H. F. Turner per-formed his part as cook. No little credit is due Mr. Sanborn for the untiring effort on his part to have the occasion a success. Supper having been enjoyed the people returned to the parson-age, where a general time of visiting and mer-rymaking ensued. Always we have enjoyed pleasant times, and the results of our donations have been pleasing, but never at any one time has the attendance been so large as on the occa-sion now mentioned. We are only too glad to say it was appreciated and enjoyed by all.

— Vic Roncetti, unher-alded Chicago youth, and husky 18-year-old Janet Milne of Saranac Lake, Sunday captured the senior North American amateur speed skat-ing championships held at Saranac Lake. Ronchetti assured himself of the men’s third in the half mile, and established his right to the crown beyond all doubt when he won the gruel-ing five-mile finale of the three day program. Miss Mill Milne totaled 100 points. Miss Edna Hanley of Staten Island finished in the runner-up spot with 80 points, while Mrs. Dyer was third with 70.

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Health care debate To the Editor: Health insurance is a hot topic these days, debated vigorously at all levels from the local community all the way to the president’s office. We are all waiting a full explanation of the changes included in the recent federal legislation. In the meantime, the importance of health insurance with coverage for catastrophic illnesses remains of great concern to many. Consider the recent heart transplant operations involving two minor children of our region, Camden Maneely and Brock Marvin. Without adequate, affordable coverage, the families of these two youths would be burdened with a debt they would have difficulty paying off in their lifetimes. For instance, the costs of the Marvin teenager’s transplant (which includes all of the medical treatment leading up to the final event, the actual transplant and follow-up treatments and medications) are simply staggering. So far it appears that 99-percent of all medical treatments and medications have been paid for by insurance obtained through Brock’s step-father’s medical insurance plan. The total cost for the services of this worldrenowned treatment center, the Boston Children’s Hospital, will be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars; the transplant alone has cost over $250,000. Still, this is a bargain considering the renewed hope this gives these boys for a relatively healthy and productive

life. Given that Brock’s mother and his brother have similar congenital heart maladies, they, too, may need to seek transplants in the future. Continuing adequate and affordable coverage, whether through private insurance or through government-sponsored insurance plans, especially for catastrophic illnesses, remains an urgent need. Fortunately, New York State assumed important responsibilities with the “Child Health Plus” plan enacted during the Pataki administration. Upon separation from Brock’s father, his mother obtained coverage under this plan for her sons during the time before coverage could be converted to her current husband’s family insurance plan, which he now contributes to with his employer. It is anticipated that under the new federal legislation, children can remain covered under their parent’s plan until they reach the age of 26, and reportedly 29 in New York State. This is great news for those in need of coverage before they are able to begin steady employment in their chosen field. For all those in need of catastrophic care, having prior health conditions that might preclude insurance coverage, any new health insurance plans must recognize how important adequate, affordable coverage is to those individuals and their families, faced with an illness which they have no control over and have done nothing to deserve. Robert L. Arnold Betty Sue Arnold Willsboro


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his is a good time to say something that’s been on my mind for quite a while now: how much we are all going to miss the Treadwell family, who put their property on the market just over a year ago. Although they were one of the town’s biggest employers for decades, no one will ever really know how much they did for our community. Most of the time, it seems, they insisted on remaining anonymous. But so much of what we are proudest of wouldn’t be the same if they hadn't been here to support it and help it grow. We’re going to miss Sandy’s big, toothy, shoulder-shaking laugh. We’re going to miss Libby’s amazing energy and infectious enthusiasm. We’re going to miss chatting with Tom during one of his all-too-rare appearances at Ernie’s. Hopefully, though, we’re not going to miss Carrie’s talent on stage, since it looks as if she and her friends at American Studio Theater will continue their tradition of coming to Ballard Park on Labor Day week-

end for Shakespeare-in-the-Park. Meanwhile, it’s just possible that we’ve landed on our feet. About 60 of us turned out for the town board meeting last week, when the prospective purchaser of the property unveiled his plans for it. His name is David Mann, and he’s a former marketing executive from Westchester County who retired 15 years ago. A while back he was inspired with a vision — to create a sort of farming retreat, a private club where members could leave it all behind and enter a bygone era. He looked all around the east coast but when he got to our little town he felt that he'd found just the spot. We welcome him to the community and wish him luck. The Westport Poetry Group is returning to regular meetings in the Westport Library on the first and third Thursdays of each month, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Also you might want to know that Judith Moore (who leads the group) will read from her own poetry at the Alice T. Miner Museum in Chazy on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m.

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t is an adventure to get around this community. Our piles of snow are so high one has to get well out into the road before you are sure you can proceed. The roofs are still piled high with a good amount of snow. For some it is real worrisome as to just how to proceed, pull it down, or climb up and add more weight to the problem. We are hopeful that no one has a cave-in. The library chocolate tasting event this past Sunday was a wonderful affair. There was so many great desserts to sample, and you could also purchase some treats to bring home. The other great part was to get to visit with so many different people; this was truly a great fundraiser. After this event you had the opportunity to visit the Catholic Church for the remainder of the afternoon to play in several games of choice. The weekend was kicked off with the Congregational church’s Coffee House that featured the “Green Beans” group consisting of the two Ferris young men. All of these were a real build up to the mid winter Valentine’s holiday. This next weekend is the

movie sponsored by the Champlain Valley Film Society. They will be showing “Exit through the Gift Shop.” This will be Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Willsboro School starting at 7:30 p.m., with an admission of $5 for adults and $2 under 18. We are very happy that the Pierce family is now back here in Willsboro after an attempted vacation in Egypt. We received word from Leanna DeNeal that their son Patrick and his wife are now the proud parents of twin girls, both good size babies and all went well. Needless to say, they have some very happy parents and grandparents. PLEASE NO MORE BOTTLE CAPS FOR THE TIME BEING. THANKS TO ALL DONATED ONES. Happy Birthday to: Donald Perry Feb. 16, Alan Hutchings Feb. 21, Hunter Whalen Feb. 21, Alex Shepard Feb. 22, Jackie Wade Feb. 22, Lorena Hanna Feb. 23, John Sayward Feb. 23, Mae Mero Feb. 23, Sandy Delaney Feb. 25. Happy Anniversary to Tina and Jim Hotaling Feb. 22 (their 25th).

ESSEX Rob Ivy • ivy@westelcom.com

Earned Income Tax Credit-What is it? The earned income tax credit is a refundable income tax credit that is available to low-income workers with “earned” income-wages or self employment income. If your family earns less than $48,362, you may qualify for a credit up to as much as $5,666. If you qualify, you could reduce or eliminate your income tax, even get money back that could be used for savings, home repairs or other things.

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he film society’s offering this Saturday, Feb. 19, is a comedic documentary about a renowned (and secretive) Los Angeles graffiti artist and an eccentric who goes looking for him. Admittedly, this may not sound like rib-tickling material, but all sorts of critics loved it. It’s rated R for language, starts at 7:30 p.m., and is at the Willsboro school. Ginny and I were at Begg’s Point this afternoon, enjoying the first thaw we’ve had in weeks. The sun was warm, icicles dripped, and the Green Mountains were dark blue silhouettes under tall amethyst storm clouds. Gulls gleamed a pure neon white against the

clouds. The lake is frozen as far north as South Farm as of this writing (the 14th ), and the pleasant afternoon is already departing under heavy northwest winds. To bring a little of the outdoors inside, I’ve been taking cuttings from larch and birch trees in the woods, and trying to trick them into putting out leaves. Three and four foot cuttings work well, and you want young rather than old wood. Fill your bath with tepid water and soak the cuttings for several hours, which simulates a spring rain and hydrates the bark and wood. I trim the butt

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KEESEVILLE Kyle Page • kmpage1217@charter.net about the Wii and other fun books and computers available to children right in the library. Again, I have been a bibliophile my whole life and have visited many libraries, and I am very impressed with our local library. Walking the bridges is great this time of year with all the gorgeous ice and a winter guided tour of AuSable Chasm would be a spectacular experience right now as well. There are a lot of wonderful elements to living in our community and now is a great chance to take advantage of them. Keep checking for the Elks and the Catholic Women’s Group and their free monthly dinners and a bring thank you to these organizations and volunteers for all the hard work and time put in to these events all for the good of others. Again, these are another wonderful indicator of the quality of our great community. Enjoy our community and all it has to offer and stay safe everyone.

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of green in this gray time of year. Amy discovered, sitting in her upstairs office, that bluebirds will happily eat cluster flies. We have a few cluster flies, and with a light squeeze to relax them, Amy slides open her window and drops them on the porch roof. After the window closes, the bluebirds fly down from a nearby ash tree and hover for a second or two, then quickly grab the flies and dart back to the tree. Amy offered popcorn, but they were not at all interested.

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Continued from page 8 ends every week and use florist fungicide in the water. Locally, forsythia is the most commonly forced plant, but lots of trees and bushes will perform well. Lilacs do not, unfortunately. Keep your cuttings misted, and give them a bath now and again to remind them it’s spring. With luck, in a few weeks small leaves will appear, a very welcome bit

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Sheriff: E-town man sold prescript drugs ELIZABETHTOWN — An Elizabethtown man was arrested and charged with a felony count of selling drugs illegally by Essex County Sheriffs Feb. 9. Joseph R. Martinez, of 21 Williams St. in Elizabethtown, was arrested and accused of allegedly selling six Fentanyl patches, which were prescribed to him, to a confidential source. “We obtained a search and arrest warrant immediately after we received the information from Judge William Garrison in Elizabethtown Town Court,” David Reynolds, Essex County Sheriffs Department Chief Deputy,

said. “He was arrested on Feb. 9 at approximately 4 p.m. and arraigned for a Class B Felony.” Reynolds said that Martinez was remanded to the County Jail and was scheduled for a second appearance in court Feb. 15. Fentanyl is prescribed to people with chronic pain and is abused as a way to get high. “It is a dangerous narcotic,” Reynolds said. “It is used in a variety of ways by abusers just to get high. This is a common abuse.”

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‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ to be shown WILLSBORO — The Champlain Valley Film Society will present “Exit Through the Gift Shop” on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Willsboro Central School at 7:30 p.m. The movie is rated R and tickets are $5 per person and $2 for under 18.

Westport VFD sets car washes ELIZABETHTOWN — The Westport Volunteer Fire Department will be starting in their annual car wash beginning on Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the firehouse on Champlain Avenue. Other dates will include March 12, March 19, March 26 and April 2.

Free tax preparation available ELIZABETHTOWN — The Clinton and Essex County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition has established Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites through the two counties to provide free tax preparation.

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Sharron Hewston, town of Jay and Black Brook historian, stands with Olympic coats on display at the Au Sable Forks Museum and Genalogical Center.

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Au SABLE FORKS — From jackets worn in the 1980 Olympics to pictures taken aboard the USS Iowa on the day Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces, there is a piece of history for just about everyone in Au Sable Forks. At the Au Sable Forks Museum and Genealogical Center, located in the town of Jay Community Center, is open on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or by appointment, offering a look into the past of the town and its residents. “This really took off by word of mouth and people just popping in,” said Sharron Hewston, the town historian for Jay and Black Brook. “The first thing that was donated was a optometry collection from Dr. Charles Bean, and there are very few places that can say that they have a full set like we do.” The museum was started in 2008 and has continued to expand with pieces donated by local organizations and individuals. Exhibits include the optometry set, items from Isset’s Clothing and Shoes, items from the Au Sable Forks High School (their nickname was the Raiders with school colors of maroon and white), clothing, movie posters and other items donated by the family of Arto Monaco, a military wing, a depiction of Samuel de Champlain with Native Americans, a Civil War wing and an extensive col-

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lection of microfilm which was recently added to. “Our town councilwoman Amy Shalton was able to donate a huge collection of microfilm that was from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Lake Placid Branch) since their records are now all digital,” Hewston said. “I wanted to make sure that these records stayed local, so I asked the branch presidency if they would consider donating them so they would be left somewhere that they could be accessed locally,” Shalton said. “Personally, I have been doing genealogy for 30 or so years and this is a great thing,” Hewston said. Hewston said that she has taken care in making sure that she knows not only where everything in the museum is, but where it came from. “Everything has been individually tagged and labeled with who donated or is supplying the item,” she said. “I would not have any of this without the generosity and kindness of everyone around the area.” Hewston said that she hoped the museum and genealogical center gave people the chance to take a look back in time to when their ancestors were growing up in the same town and area. “I want people to be able to see their families,” Hewston said. “I want them to be able to take a trip through yesterday, even if it is just for a short little while.” apply. If organizations are not currently members, they may become members at any time before the deadline of Friday, March 2. All applications must be in the ACNA offices by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25. For more information about the guidelines and to obtain an application please contact Caroline Thompson, Director at Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks at 962-8778, or email at director@artsnorth.org.


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Obituaries Lorraine Barrett

Death notices Lester J. Marsha, 82 KEESEVILLE —  Lester  J.  Marsha,  82,  passed away  Feb.  5,  2011.  There  were  no  public  calling hours or services. Arrangements were with Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville. 

Betty M. McGee, 89 PORT KENT — Betty M. McGee, 89, passed away Feb. 7, 2011. Funeral services were Feb. 11 at Hamil-

POTSDAM — The State University of New York  at  Potsdam  recently  conferred  more than 200 degrees on students who graduated from the College in December 2010. The students include: Luke Barber of Tupper  Lake,  who  earned  a  degree  in  Philosophy; Jessica Schreppel of Tupper Lake, who earned  a  degree  in  Literacy  MSED;  and Mellinda Tyler of Tupper Lake, who earned a degree in Business Administration.

Students on Dean’s List CANTON — The following students have been selected for inclusion on the Dean's List for  academic  achievement  during  the  fall 2010 semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton.  To  be  eligible  for  the  Dean's  List  at  St. Lawrence  University,  a  student  must  have completed  at  least  four  semester  units  and have an academic average of 3.6 (based on a perfect 4.0 scale) for the semester. The  students  include:  Kylie  D.  Rock,  of Westport  (Eizabethtown-Lewis),  a  junior majoring  in  Biology;    and Ashley  E. Alden, of  Willsboro  (Willsboro),  a  senior  majoring in Performance & Communications Arts.

Students on PSC Dean’s List PAUL SMITHS — The following area students were named to the Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s College during the fall 2010 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction:

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Michael Domagalski of Saranac Lake, who is enrolled in the college’s School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Daniel Dwyer of Saranac Lake, who is enrolled in the college’s School of Forestry and Natural  Resources.  Dwyer  was  also  named an  Adirondack  Scholar,  having  achieved  a cumulative average of at least 3.8. Charlotte Guyton of Saranac Lake, who is enrolled in the college’s School of Hospitality, Resort and Culinary Management. Alexandra  Hesseltine  of  Saranac  Lake, who  is  enrolled  in  the  college’s  School  of Forestry and Natural Resources. William  Martin  of  Saranac  Lake,  who  is enrolled  in  the  college’s  School  of  Forestry and Natural Resources. Patrick Odell of Keene Valley, who is enrolled  in  the  college’s  School  of  Sciences, Liberal Arts and Business. Joshua Pierce of Elizabethtown, who is enrolled in the college’s School of Forestry and Natural  Resources.  Pierce  was  also  named an  Adirondack  Scholar,  having  achieved  a cumulative average of at least 3.8. Jennifer Riley of Saranac Lake, who is enrolled  in  the  college’s  School  of  Sciences, Liberal Arts and Business. Wojciech  Serwatka  of  Saranac  Lake,  who is  enrolled  in  the  college’s  School  of  Sciences, Liberal Arts and Business. Harold Winsman of Saranac Lake, who is enrolled  in  the  college’s  School  of  Forestry and Natural Resources. Susan Zagrobelny of Saranac Lake, who is enrolled in the college’s School of Hospitality,  Resort  and  Culinary  Management.  Zagrobelny  was  also  named  an  Adirondack Scholar, having achieved a cumulative average of at least 3.8.

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Empire State Games ready to start By Keith Lobdell keith@denpubs.com

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LAKE PLACID — With a can-do attitude and a lot of hard work, the Olympic village is now ready to host the 31st Annual Empire State Winter Games. After receiving word that the Empire State Winter Games would receive no state funding, a group of local businesses, municipalities and individuals came together to make sure that the Games did not end at 30. “The window that we had to get this done was very short,” said Sandy Caligiore, former ORDA communications director who is helping to promote the state sponsored-less games. “We were able to save the event for the athletes, some that have been coming to compete for each of the 30 years that they have taken place.” Caligiore said that it was great to see such strong community support to keep the games alive. “We were able to get together a group of 8-10 different entities that all agreed these games needed to be saved,” he said. Organizations in the community-driven event include the Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau, the town of North Elba, the village of Lake Placid, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, the village of Saranac Lake, the town of Wilmington and Essex County. “There are many places that are either donating money or in-kind services to the event,” Caligiore said. The 31st Annual Empire State Winter Games will take place from Friday, Feb. 25 to Sunday, Feb. 27. The fact that the games are even happening is a testament to the local community

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tioning heart.” Marvin recently returned home from the Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., where he spent the past two-plus months recuperating from the surgery that was needed in order to save his life. Marvin attended school the for three days last week before going back to Boston for some welcomed testing and results. “I had a biopsy last week and it was all good results,” Marvin said. “The heart’s pumping capacity is above that of most people.” Because of that, Marvin, a standout on the soccer pitch and who also played basketball and baseball for the Lions, said that he will be cleared medically for athletics Feb. 28. “I’ll be able to get back into physical education, gym, all that good stuff,” he said. While in Boston, Marvin was able to keep in touch with his family, friends and peers back home through social networking and Skype video conferencing. “It was great with the technology that we have with Skype and all of that to keep in touch,” Marvin said. “On Christmas, I got to

wanting to keep a long-standing tradition for those looking for a weekend away, as the state had stopped funding the games in Lake Placid, home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. The opening ceremony, where thousands of athletes will make their way into the Herb Brooks Arena, site of one of the greatest sports moments in United States history (the “Miracle on Ice” in 1980), will take place on Feb. 25 with the parade of athletes at 5:45 p.m., followed by the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. with music by Barefoot Truth. There will also be a festival of the games on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Mirror Lake Public Beach site, with parade again starting at 5:45 p.m. Events start on Feb. 25 with women's hockey, biathlon sprints, figure skating (individual and synchronized), snowboarding, skiing, skeleton races and bobsledding. Events on Feb. 26 include cross country skiing, biathlon, alpine skiing, adaptive alpine skiing, figure skating (individual and synchronized), women's ice hockey, short track speedskating, ski orienteering, snow shoe races, and snowboarding and skier events. Feb. 27 events include luge, cross country and biathlon, adaptive cross country and biathlon, alpine skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, short track speedskating and bobsledding. Caligiore said that the Empire State Games will also be a blueprint for community involvement in local events. “We’ll look at this as a way to move forward with other big events in the region,” Caligiore said. For more information and times, visit the Web site ww.empirestatewintergames.com.

see all of my family.” Marvin said that while he had some of his closest friends visit him while he was undergoing his rehabilitation, he was glad to be able to see everyone in his hometown again. “They have all really helped me to get back to the grind,” Marvin said. “It was nice to see everyone again.” Marvin said that he has been enjoying doing things like being in class and going to activities, including basketball games, where the boys varsity team asked him to talk to them about heart. “What a lot of people don’t understand is that heart has a lot of different meaning to a lot of different people,” he said. “When they asked me to talk to them, I said that when you are lying on you death bed, basically, in the hospital and you have no idea what is about to happen to you, that is what develops heart.” Overall, Marvin said that he has been grateful to be back doing what a normal high school student gets to do — that was, until Valentine’s Day. “My physics teacher really piled on the work today, so I sat there thinking, this is a great day,” he joked.


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McHugh tourney a success By Chris Morris denpubs@denpubs.com SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival came to a close over the weekend, highlighted by a new event — the Casey McHugh Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 13. The event was held in honor of Casey McHugh, a beloved graduate of Saranac Lake High School who passed away last year after succumbing to injuries sustained in a tragic skateboarding accident, Organizers and participants say the tournament was a huge success, raising money for a scholarship fund which organizers plan to establish in Casey’s memory. Scores of skaters took to the ice outside of the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday to compete in the inaugural Casey McHugh Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament. Teams featured at least six players and ranged in age from 14 and up — some of the players were stars in high school and college, others are teachers and coaches from local school districts. But the competition was secondary, as participants were really lacing up their skates in honor of Casey McHugh, who was just 19 years old when he passed away following a tragic accident last summer. Emily Doyle attended Saranac Lake High School and SUNY Potsdam with Casey. She says it wasn’t long after her close friend’s death that she began looking for ways to honor his memory. “I just woke up one day and thought it might be cool if we all got together somehow,” she said. “I chose Winter Carnival because everybody is home. And I chose a pond hockey tournament because that’s what he used to do with his brothers.”

Casey’s mother, Kathy, said Sunday’s gathering was bittersweet — but an excellent way for family and friends to remember her son. “Casey would have loved something like this, so for her to do this is his honor is great,” she said. “But at the same time, it does tug at our hearts. I was totally supportive and Sean was too. It’s a great idea. We had an ice rink at our house in Lake Clear and Casey spent a lot of time shoveling that rink and skating on it.” Many of Casey’s friends described him as endlessly upbeat. Emily Doyle reflected on her friend as someone who didn’t need much to make him happy. His father, Sean, agreed. “Just a stick and a puck and he’s all set for the day,” he said. “That was Casey.” One of Casey’s older brothers, Ryan, recalled that growing up with three brothers often turned everything into a competition — from cross-checking on the ice to brushing teeth before bed. “Just about everywhere it was a competition,” he said. “There wasn’t much estrogen in our house. My mother was it. With four boys? I don’t know what I would have done.” Ryan’s twin brother, Brennan, says the loss of Casey left a void — but it’s also brought him even closer to his family and friends. “You realize just how luck we are for how great our friends are and how great my family is,” And although Sunday’s event was more about community spirit and comradery than it was about goals and assists, someone had to walk away with the tournament championship. So perhaps it was fitting that a team featuring Casey’s three brothers took the title — with the youngest, Patrick, notching a hat trick along the way.

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16 - Valley News • From the Front

February 19, 2011

From Cairo, with angst: Pierces land in heart of Egyptian revolution band of tourists, they were committed to the cause they were fighting for. “They would all explain about what had happened to them and that they felt that they really needed change in their country,” Pierce said. “It was pretty intense at points.”

By Keith Lobdell keith@denpubs.com WILLSBORO — For the Pierce family, it was the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an exotic land. But while the family knew that there was tension, it wasn’t until after their plane had taken off that things really started to get exciting in the country they were headed for. Egypt. The family, consisting of parents Kevin and Yvonne, siblings Derrick and Lucas, and Derrick’s then soon-to-be fiance, Jennifer, did not know that the U.S. State Department had issued a travel warning to the country on the brink of revolution until they touched down in Cairo.

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Airport chaos “We left on the evening of Jan. 27 and they issued the travel warning on the 28th, while we were in the air,” said Lucas. “We didn’t know anything until we got to Cairo and were told that we would have to stay in the airport overnight.” Pierce said that he slowly started to hear rumblings throughout the terminal that the situation in Egypt’s capital city had escalated, as citizens of the country converged at Tahrir Square as they sought the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who did so Feb. 11. “The airport was packed and nobody really knew what was going on,” Pierce said. “We found out that we had arrived an hour after the first curfew had been declared in Cairo, so we were stuck.” Pierce said that while he and his family went searching for answers, food soon became as

“The military was out with its tanks and you could hear the screams and chants from the car.” — Lucas Pierce sparse as the explanations he was looking for. “The food counter was ransacked,” he said. “The snack shop in the terminal was so small that the food was gone pretty quickly.”

To the hotel Once the curfew was lifted at 7 a.m. on the morning on the morning of Jan. 28, the Pierces left the airport and headed to the hotel. While they were told that they would be safe in the hotel, Lucas said that the family wondered about how safe things were during the drive. “It was a 45-minute drive from the airport to our hotel, which was right next to Tahrir “We saw Square,” Pierce said. five burning “We saw five burning buildings, and I am buildings, talking 12- to 15-story and I am huge buildings. There talking 12were incinerated cars lining the streets, the to 15-story military was out with huge its tanks and you could hear the screams and buildings.” chants from the car. The sky was filled with smoke.”

As the family grew more and more anxious, Pierce, who studied politics and government at college, started to use what he had learned to get in contact with the U.S. Embassy. “I tried for two days, but it was impossible,” he said. “No one could really tell us what to do, and it was frustrating.” Pierce said he then reached out to a contact that he had made both through last year’s campaign trail and through his grandmother, New York state Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. “I made a call to Congressman (Chris) Gibson’s office and he got back to me within an hour and worked on getting us a contact,” Pierce said. “We were able to evacuated that Monday morning (Jan. 31) as part of the first day of evacuations. We were very fortunate.”

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Once at the hotel, the family was told to stay inside for the next two days. “The hotel really could not hold everyone that was there, but we were advised not to go out and to stay there,” Pierce said. “At night, you could hear everything. The chants, gunshots, screaming. The sky was lit up.” Pierce said that conditions worsened along with the increase in activity and dissonance. “We wanted to go down to dinner one night, and on the way to the dining hall we were told to go back into our rooms and turn the lights off,” Pierce said. “You couldn’t drink the tap water there, so we had times in our room where we were without food or water.”

When the Pierce family boarded the evacuation plane, they knew that they were going to one of three places: the island of Cyprus; Istanbul, Turkey; or Athens, Greece. When they got off the plane, they found themselves in the latter. “We were grappling with do we stay here or do we go straight home and call it a trip,” said Pierce. “In the end, we decided to stay and try to make the best of it.” The Pierces returned to the United States on Feb. 8, with a story that very much fit the classic line about travel: “We really need a vacation from this vacation,” Pierce remarked, followed by a laugh.

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Pierce said that when he did get to talk to any Egyptians, they were very pleasant and welcoming in the midst of political turmoil and revolution. “I didn’t ever see a lot of animosity towards tourists,” he said. “I was able to talk to a few of the guides and the people at the hotel and, a lot of times, they would apologize for what was going on and that they were sorry that they had ruined our trip.” Pierce said that while they felt bad for the

While Pierce said that most of the family was ready to get out of Egypt, he was trying to take as much of it in as he could. “It was great to be there first hand for an event like this and to see everything that was going on,” Pierce said. “I was able to take everything that I had learned and apply it to a real-life political situation. While my mom and Derrick were ready to leave, I found it all amazing. I would have loved to have been a reporter there throughout the events.”

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LAKE PLACID — A pair of state and federal lawmakers will host a town hall-style meeting in Lake Placid next week. Chris Gibson, who represents New York’s 20th Congressional District, and Teresa Sayward, who represents New York’s 113th Assembly District, will participate in a town hall forum from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at the High Peaks Resort on Saranac Avenue. The event is being hosted jointly by the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. Gibson and Sayward — both Republicans — will make

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SARANAC LAKE — The St. Andrew’s Society of the Adirondacks will hold their annual Scottish Night at Saranac Village at Will Rogers on Saturday, Feb. 26. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature cocktails, appetizers, haggis, desserts, entertainment and dancing. The mission of the St. Andrew’s Society of the Adirondacks is the perpetuation of Scottish heritage, traditions, culture, education and genealogy. This group was formed in September 2001 and is open to anyone interested in Scotland. This program is open to the public and a $5 donation is requested.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The following free osteoporosis exercise classes are held weekly throughout Essex County: Hand House in Elizabethtown on Thursdays at 10 a.m.; Griss Mill in Keene on Mondays at 10 a.m.; Interlakes Healthcare in Ticonderoga on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Congregational Church in Willsboro on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact RSVP at 546-3565, or email us at RSVP@Logical.net.


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the VIC by training volunteers at the front desk. And the Draft Horse Club will help maintain the trail system a couple times a year, especially in the spring by removing blown-down trees from winter storms. Public access: The hiking trails have remained open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing since the college re-acquired the property on Jan. 1, and the 24,500-square-foot building is expected to be open to the public sometime in the spring. College officials want to have exhibits, programs and events, such as the APA did for almost 22 years. The VIC friends’ group — the Adirondack Park Institute — will continue to keep its office at the VIC and fund, organize and implement public programming, such as the Butterfly House, which opened in 1993. Public information will be available for visitors, as will the rest rooms and public spaces. And the college plans to install free Wi-Fi for the public. Arts collaboration: The Adirondack Center for Writing will move from the college’s administration building to the VIC this year and will be able to present programs in the theater. Partnerships with other arts and cultural groups will be fostered to offer programs and exhibits. Entrepreneurial opportunities: The college will work with small business owners who want to either rent space at the VIC or offer programs there. For example, MAC’s Canoe Livery owner Brian McDonnell will be offering outdoor recreation activities for his customers on the VIC property.

Vision for the VIC “We want this to be a place where people come over and over again,” said Sweeney, who is a member of the VIC Transition Steering Committee. Steering Committee members have adopted four guiding principles to help them plan public and private usage of the Paul Smiths VIC: 1.) linkage to academic mission; 2.) public access; 3.) collaboration with arts and cultural organizations; and 4.) entrepreneurial opportunities. (See pullout box). When making plans, “We are always coming back to our four guiding principles,” Sweeney said. “It keeps us focused.” Steering Committee members see the college’s takeover of the VIC as an opportunity to do something bigger and better than the APA did. Throughout the APA’s ownership of the VIC, many thought there was room for improvement. “It never met its potential under state operation,” said Paul Smith’s College President John

Mills, sitting in the Great Room during the Jan. 29 Chili Ski Tasting event. “Our goal is to reach that potential.”

Challenges Mills and his staff members are excited about running the VIC and keeping it open to the public. At the same time, they are being honest about the challenges they face. “Our No. 1 challenge is paying for it,” Mills said. Paul Smith's College Director of Communications Ken Aaron poses “They (the public) don’t re- in front of the new sign at the Paul Smiths VIC, located 1 mile north alize how much it costs just of the college on State Route 30. The college has dropped “Visitor Interpretive Center” from the name, and the facility is now officially to keep the lights on.” Photo by Andy Flynn Mills said he wasn’t sure called the “VIC.” how much money it will take programs and events, and a lot of community to operate the VIC, adding that there are more support. There have already been requests for costs associated with the VIC acquisition than weddings and parties at the VIC, and Burke is most people realize. The college, for example, planning some trail-running competitions, has already hired one full-time VIC mainte- such as the Jenkins Mountain Scramble and nance person and purchased a new four- Half Marathon in June. wheeler to maintain the trails, and it will spend College officials want to reassure people about $20,000 to fix the roof. that they are doing their best to re-open the To help the college monitor the financial VIC building as soon as possible. But they health of the building, the VIC will be set up don’t want to make mistakes by rushing their as a free-standing auxiliary enterprise. In or- plans. der for the college to reach the building’s po“Our aim is to make good, thoughtful decitential, it will take a business model that re- sions up front,” Sweeney said. “Just give us a quires a mix of rental income, revenue from little time.”

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President David Chamberlain, the governor sealed a 100-year “environmental time capsule,” filled with artifacts from North Country schoolchildren. The mystery objects are still By Andy Flynn there — encased in concrete and stone — unandy@denpubs.com derneath the “Tree of Peace,” a white pine tree, planted by Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp on (Editor's note: This is Part Two of a five-part se- opening day. Having the governor in town was a big deal, ries on the current status of the Visitor Interpretive Centers (VICs), which were operated by the and Paul Smiths resident Jack Burke has fond memories of that day. Adirondack Park Agency from 1989 to 2010.) “I remember shaking his hand,” Burke said PAUL SMITHS — May 24, 1989 was such an with a smile. Burke is now the vice president of business important date that Gov. Mario Cuomo opened the Adirondack Park Agency’s first Visitor In- and finance for Paul Smith’s College, which terpretive Center (VIC) himself, with a ribbon- took over the building from the APA on Jan. 1. cutting ceremony and a speech in front of hun- The college has always had a role in the property, leasing the land to the Agency and using dreds of onlookers and swarms of blackflies. After a ride from Paul Smith’s College on a the trails and building for student projects. In restored 19th century stagecoach with college May, Burke will retire and oversee the trail system, becoming what his friends jokingly call the “trail czar.” On Jan. 28, he met with the college’s director of communications, Ken Aaron, and director of huembers of the VIC Transition Steering man resources, Susan Sweeney, Committee have adopted four guiding in the building’s Great Room. principles to help them plan public and With a view of snow-covered private usage of the Paul Smiths VIC. They are: Heron Marsh and St. Regis Mountain at his back, Burke and Academic mission: The college is encouraging faccompany spoke about the histoulty to consider the VIC building and property when ry of the VIC and the college’s planning their lessons for coming semesters. Students plans for re-inventing the cenhave traditionally spent class time at the VIC since ter. 1989, mostly in outdoor programs such as forestry Ultimately, the college’s goal and recreation. In the future, though, culinary arts is to expand events, programs, students will practice their craft in the new VIC exhibits and the trail system, kitchen, which is planned to be built in the former ofmake considerable improvefice of the APA’s artist/designer. This facility will be ments, and find creative ways useful during special events. Hospitality students to pay for it all. will get hands-on experience welcoming the public to

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Adaptive skiing program comes to Empire State Winter Games By Keith Lobdell keith@denpubs.com LAKE CHAMPLAIN — Those who still desire to glide across the snow while coping with conditions that prevent them from doing so under normal circumstances will now have the chance to compete in the Empire State Games and spend a weekend learning the sport of adaptive skiing. Adirondack Adaptive Adventures will host the first-ever Adirondack Adaptive crosscountry Ski Camp on the weekend of Feb. 25 through Feb. 27 at the Olympic cross-country ski complex at Mount Van Hoevenburg. “There are two parts to the weekend,” Josh

Wilson of Adirondack Adaptive Adventures said. “This will be a weekend-long camp for adaptive Nordic skiers that will include an instruction portion of the weekend and then a chance to compete in the Empire State Games.” The camp will begin on Friday, Feb. 25, and will feature top-level coaching staff and clinics for standing, sitting, and visually impaired skiers, including Jon Kreamelmyer, the U.S. Paralympics cross-country skiing development coach.  All camp activities are designed for skiers with physical disabilities who are interested in learning new training and adaptive Nordic skiing competition techniques.

In addition to the training camp, the Empire State Games has created an adaptive cross-country ski division, and camp participants are invited to compete in a sanctioned race on Sunday, Feb. 27. “They will get the chance to learn how to ski in a way that is specific to their disability,” Wilson said. “It is a chance to learn how to ski or to learn how to ski better. It’s a chance for people to try it out and have some fun in the snow.” Wilson said that this is the first winter event that the organization has done. “We formed a couple of years ago and focused on summer outdoor activities like canoeing and hiking,” Wilson said. “This is the

first year that we have put a winter event together and we hope that this will continue and grow.” Event details and registration are available online at http://links.nensa.net/adirondack-camp. The cost is $135 per person for the weekend training camp, which includes 2 nights lodging and meals at the Olympic Training Center, trail passes and race fees. Athletes participating in this weekend program are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but equipment will be available for those who need it. The cost for the Learn to Ski program is $25 per person, which includes clinics, trail pass and rental equipment.


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throughout the region, there are a number of ways to relieve the cabin fever blahs, from skiing and skating to seeing future olympic stars take to the slopes and the ice.

On Feb. 27 events include luge, cross country and biathlon, adaptive cross country and biathlon, alpine skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, short track speedskating and bobsledding. For more information, visit the Web site www.empirestatewintergames.com.

Empire State Games The 31st Annual Empire State Winter Games will take place starting Friday, Feb. 25, running through Sunday, Feb. 27, in Lake Placid. The opening ceremony, where thousands of athletes will make their way into the Herb Brooks Arena, site of the greatest sports moment in U.S. history, will take place Feb. 25 with the parade of athletes at 5:45 p.m., followed by the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. with music by Barefoot Truth. There will also be a festival of the games Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Mirror Lake Public Beach site, with parade again starting at 5:45 p.m. Events start Feb. 25 with women’s hockey, biathlon sprints, figure skating (individual and synchronized), snowboarding, skiing, skeleton races and bobsledding. Events Feb. 26 include cross country skiing, biathlon, alpine skiing, adaptive alpine skiing, figure skating (individual and synchronized), women’s ice hockey, short track speedskating, ski orienteering, snowshoe races, and snowboarding and skier events.

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Snowshoe for a cause Here is a chance to get out of the house and support a worthy cause, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery and a relaxing morning of snowshoeing. Come snowshoeing at Up Yonda Farms in Bolton Landing Saturday, Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. to benefit High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. “Snowshoeing is a great way for families to be active, get outdoors and have some fun,” said Sunday Conine, Development Coordinator for High Peaks Hospice. “This event will raise funds to support the patients and families of our area, as well as the compassionate care our nurses, social workers, chaplain and staff provide to the members of our community who are faced with a life-limiting illness. We encourage individuals, families, supporters and anyone interested in taking part in a morning of snowshoeing, join us.” Snowshoes are available for adults and kids, and pre-registration is required to reserve them. The cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple and $30 per family, and parking is $4 per

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Hitting the slopes or the trails There are a number of local ski areas throughout the region that offer a chance to glide down the slopes or make your way through scenic cross country trails. These include, among others: • Beartown Ski Area, skibeartown.com • Big Tupper, skibigtupper.org • Point Au Roche State Park, state.ny.us • Cascade Cross Country Ski Center, cascadeski.com • Cross Country Ski Center, ausablechasm.com • Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, deweyskicenter.com • Mount Pisgah, saranaclakeny.gov • Titus Mountain, titusmountain.com • Whiteface Mountain and Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Center, whiteface.com

Hit the skating rink! The village of Dannemora has a hidden jewel this time of year — it’s skating rink! The rink, located on Cook Street near the Clinton County Correction Facility Annex, has been in operation for a number of years, and is a favorite place for locals and visitors alike to get some ice time. The rink officially opened Jan. 16 and is anticipated to stay open through March. The hours of operation are 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information about the rink or to check if the rink is open in the event of a school snow day, call 492-2606 or 492-7000, during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

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Get Out And Onto a Snowmobile!

Key Contacts For Snowmobiling If interested in bringing your snowmobile to other trails in the Clinton, Essex, or Franklin county areas, contact these local clubs: CLINTON COUNTY • Northern Adirondack Trailbreakers — 594-7081 • Mountain Lion Snow Sled Club — 293-8219 • Northern Tier Snow-Runners — 236-6507 • Trailgroomers Snowmobile Club — garyviper1@aol.com • Trailfinders Snowmobile Club — 643-8839 ESSEX COUNTY • Adirondack Trail Riders, Inc. — www.adirondacktrailriders.com •  Lake Placid Snowmobile Club — www.lakeplacidsnowmobileclub.com • Schroon Lake/ North Hudson Snowmobile Club — www.schroonlakesnowmobiling.com FRANKLIN COUNTY • Franklin Snowmobilers, Inc — 891-4397 • Can-Am Border Riders Snowmobile Club — 3582845 • Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club In — gbeau@peoplepc.com • Moira Trailbreakers Inc. — 358-2845 • Tri-Lake Snowmobilers Inc. — 891-3969

here's an endless number of ways to explore what our region has to offer, and if you're up for it, riding on a snowmobile is one of them. Hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails connect North Country riders with points downstate, upstate, out-of-state and even out-of-country across the Canadian border! The New York State Department of Parks and Recreation ensures trails are well-signed with directional guideposts and trail markers. The speed limit for trails in New York State is 55 miles per hour, though many area snowmobile clubs post their trails at lower speed limits. The trails consist of public properties and land access approved by private landowners. Through their cooperation, scenic vistas like Taylor Pond in the town

of Saranac, Macomb Reservation State Park in the town of Schuyler Falls, and Silver Lake in the town of Black Brook, are among a handful of places to stop along your day on the trails. In the town of Ellenburg, a particularly impressive sight is the hundreds of wind towers that have been installed to generate electricity. One event snowmobilers in the Northern Tier look forward to every year will take place Saturday, Feb. 26.

Members of the Northern Tier SnoRunners, based in West Chazy, host the annual Ice Drags at Kings Bay on Lake Champlain, bringing in about 60 racers on an annual basis. Two snowmobile racers race each other trying to get the fastest time down a 660 foot straightaway. The entrance to the lake is by the Lakeview Pavilion on State Route 9B in Champlain. Parking will be along the road and on the ice. Registration for the races begin at 12 p.m. The entry fee for spectators is $5. Children younger than 10 will be admitted free. A rain date is set for Sunday, Feb. 27. The Northern Tier Sno-Runners take care of the trails throughout Altona, Sciota, West Chazy, Chazy, Beekmantown, Champlain and Mooers, giving acres upon acres of land for snowmobile enthusiasts to enjoy.

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Family Outdoor Adventure This program will be held Feb. 23-25, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Cadyville Recreation Park, 114 Goddeau Road. Participants will hike on snow shoes and play games. Equipment will be provided as well as hot chocolate. The event will be co-sponsored by the Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department and the Clinton County Youth Bureau. To register for one or all three days, contact the Clinton County Youth Bureau at 565-4750.

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Try Ice Fishing! If you enjoy being outdoors in winter, ice fishing may be the type of sport that may be of interest to you! The North Country offers many areas to fish — Lincoln Pond in Elizabethtown, Paradox Lake in Schroon, Connery Pond in North Elba, and Plattsburgh Bay in Plattsburgh are just a few public fishing spots registered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, but of course, there are many, many more. Lake trout, northern pike, yellow perch and walleye are just a few of the many species that can be pulled local ice fishing hot spots. The first thing to keep in mind, however, is safety when on the ice. A minimum three to four inches of solid ice is the general rule for safety. However, ice thickness is not uniform on any Information courtesy New York State DEC body of water and using your best judgement is essential. So, be very careful! For more information and ice fishing safety tips, visit www.dec.ny.gov or www.lakechamplainangler.com

North Country Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Chamber Ski Day’ Are you just itching to hit the slopes? The North Country Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Chamber Ski Day Friday, March 4, at Whiteface Mountain, 5021 State Route 86, Wilmington. The annual event — co-sponsored by Westelcom, Whiteface and Center Plate — offers a day of networking and fun on the slopes for chamber members and nonmembers alike. The cost is $32 for members and $52 to $87 for nonmembers. Reservations are due by Tuesday, Feb. 22! Those who RSVP after Feb. 22 will pay $10 more. Those new to the sport are able to purchase a "Learn to Ski or Board" package for only $67. This includes equipment rental, a halfmountain ski pass and a lesson. Think once the lifts close the fun is over? Think again! Attendees may head to the Cloudspin Lounge at 4 p.m. for the Après Ski Party. Those who are not skiers can attend the party for only $3. For those who are buying a ski ticket, the party is included in the price. Tickets must be purchased in advance — they will not be available after March 1. For more information, call the chamber at 518563-1000 or go to www.northcountrychamber.com. Any cancellations must be made before Feb. 22 in order to receive a refund.

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If you’re looking to take the kids sledding — or if you’re a grown-up trying to get in touch with your inner child — there are countless places across the North Country where you can hop on a saucer, sled, tube or toboggan to feel the wind rush against your face in a downhill run! The Cobble Hill Golf Course on Court Street in Elizabethtown, Black Kettle Farm on Cook Road in Essex, Wilmington Youth Center on Park Road in Wilmington, Beartown Ski Area on Beartown Road in Beekmantown, American Legion Post 1619 on Rand Hill Road in West Plattsburgh, and Fox Hill on South Platt Street in Plattsburgh are all among destinations familiar with locals looking to do some serious sledding. If you’re going out, here are a few tips: • Make sure you have permission to be on the property or that it is public with no restrictions on sledding • Choose a hill that’s not too steep, with a long, flat area at the bottom so you can slide to a stop • Avoid accidents by not using hillsides near a street, parking lot, fences, trees or other hazards • Choose snowy hills over icy hills — icy slopes make for harder landings

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PLATTSBURGH —  The  Battle  of  Plattsburgh Association will host its annual Treaty of Ghent Ratification  Party  Friday,  Feb.  25,  at  Elks  Lodge  621,  56 Cumberland Ave.,  from  5  to  9  pm.  Learn  about  the end of the War of 1812 while enjoying food, music, a silent auction. Tickets  are  $10  each  for  Battle  of  Plattsburgh  Association  members  and  $12  for non-members.  Period  clothing  encouraged but not required.  Dinner is available as a dutch treat at the Elks Lodge from 5 to 8 p.m.  For more information, call 518-566-1814 or visit www.battleofplattsburgh.org.

Free equine day at Miner Farm March 12 CHAZY — The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute will host a free equine educational  event,  Saturday, March  12,  in  the Miner  Center  Auditorium,  586  Ridge Road. The event, which will be held from 9 a.m.  to  3  p.m.,  features  guest  and  inhouse  speakers  on  a  variety  of  horse topics,  a  trade  show,  refreshments  and door prizes. For  more  information,  contact  Karen Lassell at 518-846-7121, ext. 120.

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts,  17  Algonquin  Dr.,  will  host  tumbling  classes beginning Wednesday, March 16, in the new Annex studio at the Arts Center.  During  the  weekly  sessions,  youngsters  age  2-12 will be introduced to tumbling and basic gymnastic skills.  The  goal  of  the  program  is  to  develop strength, flexibility and coordination while simultaneously building self-confidence. Classes will be instructed by Donna Walsh, Mary Heaverly and Debbie Neill and be held Wednesdays for eight weeks: March 16, 23, 30; April 20, 27; and May 4, 11 and 18. For costs and to register, contact the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 518-523-2512. For more information,  call  Walsh  at  518-891-5909  or  Heaverly  at 518-891-8453. 

Need a good book or a good snack? AU SABLE FORKS — If you’re looking for a snack and a good book to cuddle up with by the fireplace, the Au Sable Forks Free Library, 9 Church Lane, will host a “Cabin Fever Book and Bake Sale,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 4, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The sale will consist of books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and videos, in addition to baked goods. For more information, call the library at 518-6475596.

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Big Tupper celebrates TUPPER LAKE — The Big Tupper Ski Area is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this season. The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce is partnering with ARISE to celebrate this milestone and to promote Tupper Lake Chamber businesses. The mountain will be open the full week between Friday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 27. The chamber is building on the very successful business expos held at the mountain last season by offering chamber members the opportunity to setup a booth to sell products or promote their business. They are hoping to have a great mix of retail, food and civic organizations at the expo. Members are welcome to setup a booth and sell products or provide information to visitors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 27. To reserve a booth, please send an email to chamber@tupper-lake.com or call the chamber office at 359-3328 between

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. A full schedule of the Big Tupper Anniversary Week events will be posted on http://tupper-lake.com.

Palace winners announced SARANAC LAKE — Rob Grant and Associates is pleased to announce the winners of the 16th annual Ice Palace contest: first place, Danielle Gonyea; second place, St. Agnes School; third place, Brooke Tuttle. The palaces are currently on display at Rob Grant and Associates.

SARANAC LAKE — Join author-historian Sandra Weber and musician David Hodges for a lively, thought-provoking dramatic performance of the life of Mary Day Brown, wife

BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 8736760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: 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 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 10-11:30 AM Sept.-May. web page: essexcommunity http:// unitedmethodistchurchny.net/ 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. 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: 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. John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: stagnesch@roadrunner.com 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. 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. 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 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 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 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: office@ibck.org Email: 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:

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www.thebridgekeeseville.com Email: vikki@thebridgekeeseville.com 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 6:30p.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 fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ Worship service Sunday 10:15 a.m., Rev. Derek Spain, Pastor. 2253 Saranac Ave., LP 523-2008, www.lpbaptist.org. St. Eustace Episcopal Church - Worship services Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., 2450 Main St., LP, 523-2564, www.steustace.org. St. Agnes Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m., Sunday masses 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., 169 Hillcrest, LP, 523-2200. Rev. John R. Yonkovig Adirondack Community Church - Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. 2583 Main St., LP. 523-3753, www.adkcomchurch.org. Pilgrim Holiness Church - 6057 Sentinel Road Lake Placid, NY 12946. Tel.  518-523-2484 Pastor: William S. Saxton Sunday School - 9: 45 AM Sunday Worship - 11:00 AM Sunday Evening Service - 7:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study - 7:00 PM  www.lakeplacidpilgrimholinesschurch.com 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 Brian Frawley 518-873-2610. 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. SARANAC LAKE St. Bernard’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Father Thomas Kornmeyer, Pastor, 27 St. Bernard Street, SL, 891-4616, www.stbernardssaranaclake.com Episcopal Church of St. Luke - 136 Main St., SL, 891-3605. SUnday worship services at 7:45

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of radical abolitionist John Brown. The Adirondack Museum's popular Cabin Fever Sunday series will return to Saranac Lake, New York on Feb. 27. "Times of Trouble" with Weber and Hodges will be held at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. The time will be 2 p.m. The presentation will offered at no charge to museum members, residents of Saranac Village, and children of elementary school age or younger. The fee for non-members is $5.00. For additional information, please call the Education Department at 352-7311, ext. 128 or visit the museum's web site at www.adirondackmuseum.org.

WILMINGTON — Whiteface Mountain has made the cut and is a finalist in the About.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards for the favorite ski resort in the eastern United States. Voting is open through March 8.

a.m. and 10:00 a.m., led by the Reverand Ann S. Giallard, www.stlukessaranaclake.org High Peaks Church - A Bible-believing, non-denominational church. 97 Will Rogers Srive, SL., 891-3255 Saranac Lake Baptist Church - 490 Broadway, SL, 891-5473 First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, SL., 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 891-1383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursry care available.

WILLSBORO 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) St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church - 3746 Main Street. 963-4524. Father Joe Elliott, Pastor. Saturday Mass @ 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass @ 10 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:15 p.m.; Sunday 9:15 a.m.

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.

WILMINGTON Calvary Baptist Church - Rt. 86. 946-2482. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (classes for all ages); Morning Worship 11 a.m. & Evening Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study & Prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church - Mass Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m. Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon Confessions 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Whiteface Community United Methodist Church - Rt. 86 and Haselton Rd. The whiteface Community UMC & Pastor Joyce Bryson invite you to join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by a time for coffee & fellowship. Visitors welcome. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m. and child care for children up to age 7 is provided during worship. Church Office open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tues. - Fri. Office telephone 946-7757. Riverside Thrift Shop located in the Methodist Barn open 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wed. & Sat. Call 946-2922 for questions concerning Thrift Shop. The Ecumenical Emergency Food Shelf and Outreach Program is located in the Rubin Sanford Building next to the church and is open Thurs. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Call 946-7757 with questions concerning our fuel assistance program. Senior Lunch Program Tues. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 946-2922 during that time only for assistance. Wilmington Church of the Nazarene Wilmington, NY. 946-7708 or 946-2434. Marty J. Bausman, Pastor. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship and Praise 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday - Family Night at Church 7 p.m. (Adult Bible Study, King’s Kids - ages 3-12, Teen Group - ages 13-17). Email: mbausman@whiteface.net 2-12-11• 77130

WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Main Street. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Church is handicapped accessible. Phone number: 518-962-4630. Michael James Lorin, Pastor. All are welcome. WESTPORT Federated Church - Main Street. Westport Federated Church: Sunday Morning Worship Celebration at 9:00 am including Children’s Church; Bible Study at 10:15 am. Thursday evening Bible/Book study, Parsonage at 6:30 pm. Pastor Leon Hebrink, 962-8293 www.westptchurch.com “Following Jesus In The Company of Friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 9628247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday 5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: westportbiblech@westelcom.com The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Curtis McMillion. Sacrament Meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday School 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10 a.m.; Primary 11:20 a.m. - 1 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church - 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 8736760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: allrises@westelcom.com

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TUPPER LAKE — Adirondack film “The Legend of Pale Male,” The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr., 1 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Photographer John DiGiacomo exhibit, North Woods Inn, 2520 Main St., 1-7 p.m. WILLSBORO — Champlain Valley Film Society viewing of “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” Willsboro Central School, 29 School Lane, 7:30 p.m. www.cvfilms.org.

TUPPER LAKE — Family art and nature project, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr., 1 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Photographer John DiGiacomo exhibit, North Woods Inn, 2520 Main St., 1-7 p.m.

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ENGLISH LESSONS WE NEVER LEARNED By Maryellen Uthlaut ACROSS 1 Bojangles specialty 4 Gets into 8 Plains tribe 13 If all goes well 19 __ mode 20 CINN-A-STACK seller 21 Unskilled work 22 Combat mission 23 Legal dispute over personal property? 26 Crew and golf 27 Map of Hawaii, often 28 Film feline 29 Sports car quality 31 Rod’s associate 32 Liquid-Plumr maker 35 Aspiring atty.’s challenge 36 Generic pooch 39 Oratorical elements? 45 Wyo. neighbor 48 What the fourth little piggy had 50 Some avant-garde art 51 Playground response to 111-Down 52 Santa’s minor children? 58 Cause trouble to 59 Skipped over 60 U.S. currency 61 As one might expect 64 Flight segment 65 Equip with weapons, oldstyle 68 “Hamlet,” e.g.: Abbr. 69 Settlement negotiated by one’s ancestors? 76 Lugs

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Outdoorsman show offers break from cabin fever

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ooking for a break from the winter blues? So was Mike Hauser of Twin Cities Sports Promotions when he created the Adirondack Outdoorsman Show six years ago. The event has grown steadily since, now drawing thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to peruse the dozens of vendors and exhibitors set up outside and inside the Johnstown Moose Club off Route 30A. “I noticed a need for this kind of event since there are so many hunters and outdoor enthusiasts in our region,” Hauser said. “So I held the first outdoorsman show six years and it was an instant success.” This year ’s event is planned for this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 75 vendors are expected, with exhibits and items for sale pertaining to: hunting and fishing gear/supplies, guns, archery, trapping, boating, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, guides and charter services, taxidermy, snowmobiling, collectable knives, antique hunting and fishing gear, wildlife art and books and Adirondack furniture. Hauser said his show rivals anything held in the Northeast, especially if you remove what he called “fluff vendors” or those exhibitors who aren’t completely geared toward the outdoor-minded. “You’re not going to get grocery giveaways at my

The Morris file By Chris Morris denpubs@denpubs.com

AG to sue Penn. power plant ALBANY — New York’s new attorney general announced recently that he plans to file a lawsuit against a power plant in Pennsylvania for allegedly violating the federal Clean Air Act. Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Homer City Station — a 1,884megawatt electric power plant situated some 50 miles east of Pittsburgh — is one of the largest out-of-state contributors to acid rain in the Adirondack Park. Schneiderman says the plant has committed multiple violations of the Clean Air Act by emitting approximately 100,000 tons of

show,” he said. “Remove fluff vendors like that and my show is as big as anything in the Northeast.” New this year is a giveaway of more than a dozen guided fishing and hunting trips, donated by outdoor guides and charter boat captains. The giveaway — termed “Take Me Fishing & Hunting Raffle” — is aimed at getting youth involved in the outdoors. All proceeds will benefit the youth group that sells tickets, such as the Gloversville little league and girls softball booster club. Tickets can be purchased at a cost of $3 each during the event or in advance by sending a check to: Gloversville Little League, PO Box 1056, Gloversville NY 12078. Drawings for the trips will be held Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. and you need not be present to win. In addition to the exhibitors, there will be door prizes drawn of free gear, a gun and equipment, Hauser said. Other featured guests, including authors and industry experts will give tips and seminars throughout the weekend. They include wildlife artist and state brook trout record holder Tom Yacovella; outdoor writer and book author Dan Ladd and Kingsbury native Todd Mead, who will be signing copies of his newly published book “A Lifetime of Big Woods Hunting Memories — Hunting in the Adirondacks with a Father & Son.” Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $1 for children age 15 and under. For more information on the event and a full list of items to be raffled, go to www.adkshow.com or contact Hauser at 518-725-5565; mhauser@frontiernet.net

Pictured above: A mallard makes a gentle landing on open water off Green Street in the city of Plattsburgh Feb. 11. The image was captured by photographer Eric Jock of Cadyville. Pictured below is Justin Mitchell, right, with a 21-pound, 42-inch Northern Pike he caught in Indian Lake Jan. 30 with the help of Andy Seymour, left. The men were trout fishing using 6 pound test line with a number 12 treble hook when the pike grabbed Mitchell’s line. It took the men 35 minutes to get the fish through the ice.

John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. He may be reached at johng@denpubs.com.

sulfur dioxide annually. Schneiderman’s suit names both the current owners of Homer City Station — which includes eight limited liability companies — and the plant’s operator, EME Homer City Generation LP. The suit also names two companies that previously owned the plant — the Pennsylvania Electric Company and the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation.

Local lawmakers wary of  privatization of Medicaid ALBANY — Late last month, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan began testing support for his idea to replace the federal Medicare program with a fixed payment to buy private plans. Top Democrats have already blasted Congressman Ryan for even suggesting privatized Medicare. Bill Owens, who represents New York’s 23rd Congressional District, says privatization would “hurt” senior citizens.

“Somebody would have to show me that this is going to improve their care, reduce costs, and is not going to transfer the risk for health care to seniors,” he said. “And I don’t think they’re going to be able to show that.” Owens says the push to privatize Medicare sounds similar to proposals last year to privatize Social Security. In New York’s 20th Congressional District, Republican Chris Gibson is slightly less critical of Paul Ryan’s proposal to privatize the federal Medicare program. But Gibson stresses that any major changes to the program must be made in a bipartisan way. Gibson said Medicare is under more stress than any other federal program. “Something clearly needs to be done to preserve its fiscal solvency,” he said.

Adirondack Council blasts Review Board resolution ELIZABETHTOWN — The head of the re-

gion’s largest environmental organization says a resolution passed last week by the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board is “baseless” and “shameful.” Adirondack Council Executive Director Brian Houseal blasted a review board resolution opposing the impending state purchase of some 75,000 acres of Adirondack land from a conservation group. Adirondack Council spokesman John Sheehan said the review board’s executive director, Fred Monroe, has a personal conflict of interest because he is a member of an “exclusive hunting club.” “The main thing we’re upset about is that both the executive director and the chairman of the review board have an unmistakable personal conflict of interest in this matter,” he said. “Both of them are members of exclusive hunting clubs that would be forced to move off of the lands that would be purchased by the state.”


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AVCS places two in second in wrestling By Keith Lobdell keith@denpubs.com ELLENBURG DEPOT — For some, it will be their first chance to impress on a statewide stage. For others, it will be a chance to improve upon previous years. And for one, it will be the chance to join the immortals of New York state wrestling. Fifteen wrestlers qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division II state wrestling tournament at the Times Union Center in Albany Feb. 25-26 through winning their weight class at the Section VII tournament Feb. 12. Overall team champion Peru will have seven members of their squad heading to the state meet, while second-place Beekmantown and fourth-place and host Northern Adirondack advanced three wrestlers apiece and third-place Saranac advanced two wrestlers to the states. “We have a really strong sectional team this year,” Peru head coach Mike Hogan said. “There are a lot of seniors with previous state experience that are coming back. We have a very solid team to compete for a sectional state championship.” Along with a sectional state title, the Indians will also keep their eyes on the individual team standings. over the last two years, the Indians have finished in third and fourth place, respectively. However, Hogan said that his top priority is helping the section succeed as a unit. “From here on out, there are no more teams, we are all Section VII and we are looking for great things,” Hogan said. Whether as a sectional team or as the squad of Indians, both teams will be led by three-time state champion Arik Robinson, who scored a second period technical fall over Beekmantown’s John Grazione at 112. “It’s awesome to be going back with a lot of friends,” Robinson said, making his goals for the state tournament clear. “I am looking to bring another state title home and my hope is to win the most outstanding wrestler award for the tourna-

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A win-win: Riley nets 1,000th; AVCS clinches title By Keith Lobdell keith@denpubs.com LAKE PLACID — If Megan Riley was going to score her 1,000th career point against the AuSable Valley Lady Patriots Feb. 8, it was going to have to be the hard way. Riley and the rest of her Lake Placid Lady Blue Bomber teammates were not just facing a team looking to clinch he CVAC Division II title in the Patriots, but also going up against one of the top defenders in the league in Savannah Douglas. While Douglas and the Patriots did their part, with Douglas holding Riley to six points while guarding her and the Patriots rallying from a first quarter deficit to score a 55-40 division-clinching victory, Riley also got her shot. With about 15 second left in the game, Danielle Balestrini stole the ball from the Patriots in the frontcourt, finding teammate Stephanie Murphy. Murphy, knowing her team captain and leader was two points shy of the milestone, quickly found Riley and passed the ball to her. Riley then split through two defenders, got to the basket and put up a short layup which found its way through the basket, sparking an explosion of relief and celebration from both

Lake Placid head coach Frank Johns presents Megan Riley with the game ball after she scored her 1,000th career point at the end of the Lady Blue Bombers Feb. 8 game against AVCS. Photo By Keith Lobdell

the Lady Blue Bombers and the Lake Placid crowd. “I didn’t think I was going to get it,” Riley said, who entered the fourth quarter two points shy of the mark but nursing four personal fouls, one away from ejection. “I was starting to think it was going to have to wait until the next game.” As time seemed to move faster than normal in the fourth quarter, fans grew anxious with the shrinking clock and the four corners offense being run by the Patriots late. “When it was a 10-point game, we needed to work the clock and give them as few opportunities as possible,” AuSable coach Roger Long said. “If Riley had gotten hot, they could have made it a game real quick. We wanted to make sure we had the win, and then, to be honest, I was hoping that she would get the basket.” Long said that it was fitting that Riley would score her 1,000th career point against the Patriots on her home court, since Riley and the Bombers were the opponent when Patriots star

Alexis Coolidge reached the same milestone of 1,000 career points earlier in the season. “I was very happy for her,” said Coolidge. “It was fitting that we could play against each other when we each scored our 1,000th point. After the game, along with the praise for Riley, there was also a lot said about the girl who defended her and held her to a 10.5 average. “Savannah does all the things that do not show up in the score book,” Long said about his senior guard/forward Douglas. “She bumps in the post and denies the ball on the wing. She gives everything that she has on the defensive end and that means a lot to our team.” The win clinched the fourth straight CVAC Division II title for the Patriots. “Kayla (Taylor) and Alexis (Coolidge) have been here for all of them,” Long said. “It’s a great accomplishment, but now we need to work hard in practice and wait to find out the road that we will have to go through in sectionals.”

Lake Placid 5, Saranac 1

Saranac Lake 5, PHS 4, OT

Saranac Lake 6, Shaker 5

Dustin Jacques scored twice while Dylan Smith scored once and assisted on three goals in the second period as the Blue Bombers scored a victory Feb. 8. Dillon Savage and Eddie Kane also scored for the Bombers, while Smith finished with an additional assist for a five point night. Brady Hayes made 10 saves. Saranac’s Joey Bridgeman scored the opening goal of the game, while Zach Leareau made 20 saves.

Devin Darrah scored just over three minutes into the extra period as the Red Storm scored an overtime win over the Hornets Feb. 9. For Darrah, the overtime tally was his third of the game, while Matt Phelan and Pat McHugh scored to add to Darrah’s hat trick. Dan Curtain, Marshall Maynard, Jack Tolosky and Joe Tolosky each scored for the Hornets, while Robbie Knowles made 24 saves for the Hornets. Blake Darrah made 26 saves for the Red Storm.

Matt Phelan and Grant Strack each scored two goals and Pat McHugh and Devin Darrah added tallies as the Red Storm defeated Shaker Feb. 11. Tyler O’Neill made 16 saves in the win, while Blake Darrah made four saves.

Savannah Douglas looks to box out Megan Riley.

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Girls varsity basketball AVCS 65, NAC 30 The Lady Patriots jumped out to a 24-6 first quarter lead in beating the Lady Bobcats Feb. 7. Alexis Coolidge scored 21 points to lead the Patriots, while Alexis Facteau scored 12 points, Meghan Strong scored nine points, Alexias Ryan scored eight points, Taylor Saltus and Kayla Taylor scored four points,

Cammy Keyser scored three points and the duo of Alex Casey and Carlee Hart scored two points each. Rachael Wilson led the Bobcats with six points in a balanced scoring effort, with Jillian Scott scoring five points, Tylar Lafountain, Jesslin Golovach and Heather Kingsolver with four points, Tiffany Provost scored three points and the duo of Anna Bentley and Katelyn King, two points each.

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The Lady Eagles countered an 18-7 third quarter by the Lady Wildcats with a 16-7 fourth quarter to pull out a one point victory Feb. 7. Christina Sherman paced the Eagles with 12 points, Nancy Armitage scored 10 points, Willa McKinley added nine points, Allison Sherman scored seven points and Brendee Russell scored two points.

Wells 77, Westport 69

Bolton 49, Willsboro 44

Wells outscored the Eagles by three points in the final quarter to score a win Feb. 8. Liam Davis scored 27 points to lead the Eagles, while Kevin Russell scored 19 points, David Quaglietta and Will Adams scored eight points, Alex Frum scored four points, Ethan Markwica scored three points and Cooper Sayward scored one point.

Bolton jumped out to a 14-8 lead to win against the Lady Warriors Feb. 7. Kyli Swires led the Warriors with 13 points, with the trio of Hannah Bruno, Renee Marcotte and Serene Holland scoring nine points each and Renee Provost scoring four points.

Willsboro 55, Keene 9

AVCS 71, Seton 23 The Patriots jumped out to a 27-7 lead in the first quarter en route to a win Feb. 8. Jordan Coolidge scored 13 points for the Patriots, while Brody Douglass added 11 points, Connor Manning scored nine points, Shane Douglas scored eight points in his first varsity action, TJ Burl scored seven points, John Hickey scored five points, the trio of Ryan Lee, Justin Hart and Philip Nolan scored four points, Nick Rhino scored two points and Michael Hart scored one point. Carson Hynes scored nine points for the Knights, with Adam Tedford adding six points.

PHS 82, Saranac Lake 38 While the Hornets dominated the first half, a 31-7 third quarter sealed the game shut Feb. 8. Ethan Votraw and Kyle LaPoint each scored 21 points to lead the Hornets, while Justin Curtis scored 15 points, and the duo of Jordan Knight and Rob Fout scored seven points. Forrest Morgan scored 11 points for the Red Storm, while CJ Stewart scored 10 points.

ELCS 38, Lake Placid 35 The Lions outscored the Blue Bombers 176 in the final quarter in coming back for a win Feb. 8. Hunter Mowery scored 16 points to lead the Lions, while Andy Mitchell scored seven points, Zach Peltier scored four points and Zach Denton scored three points. Jacob Daniels scored 16 points for the Bombers.

Schroon Lake 43, Willsboro 42 The Wildcats used a 17-12 fourth quarter to rally in beating the Warriors Feb. 9 Alex Hamel led the Warriors with 14

Will Adams and the Westport boys basketball team played Schroon Lake Feb. 15 in the MVAC playoffs. Photo by Jim Carroll/OvertimePhotography.com points, while Brandon Bertrand and Clay Sherman each scored 12 points, Clayton Cross scored three points and Dakota Sayward scored one point.

Chazy 45, ELCS 35 The Eagles used a 14-3 third quarter to get past the Lions Feb. 10. Kaleb Snide led the Eagles with 15 points, while Brandon Laurin scored 13 points, Ricky Osier scored 11 points and Nathan Reynolds scored six points. Zach Peltier scored 10 points for the Lions, while Charlie Huttig scored nine points.

Willsboro 76, Westport 36 The Warriors outscored the Eagles 26-5 to pull away in the second quarter Feb. 10. Alex Hamel scored 21 points, while Patrick Wells scored 13 points, Clay Sherman and John Pollock scored nine points and Nick Ball scored six points. Liam Davis scored 17 points for the Eagles, while Kevin Russell scored eight points and Will Adams scored seven points.

Beekmantown 72, Saranac Lake 54 The Ryan brothers scored 40 combined points for the Eagles in beating the Red Storm Feb. 10. Tom Ryan scored 21 points, while Keegan Ryan added 19 points, along with 13 points from Devon Anderson. CJ Stewart and Forrest Morgan each scored 11 points in the loss for the Red Storm.

The Lady Warriors used a 19-4 opening quarter to push ahead for the victory over the Lady Beavers Feb. 8. Hannah Bruno scored 19 points to pace the Warriors, while Serene Holland and Kyli Swires scored 12 points, Renee Marcotte scored nine points and Renee Provost scored three points. Sadie Holbrook scored six points for the Beavers, while Chrissy Fabiano scored three points.

Westport 45, M/N 24 The Sherman girls combined for 31 of the Lady Eagles 45 points in beating the Lady Mountaineers Feb. 8. Allison Sherman scored 16 points, while Christina Sherman added 15 points, Nancy Armitage scored six points and Karlee McGee scored four points.

Wells 62, Keene 17 Wells jumped out to a 27-4 lead in beating the Lady Beavers Feb. 9. Sadie Holbrook scored 12 points to lead the Beavers, while Alex Dumas scored three points and Anna Kowanko scored two points.

Lake Placid 45,Ti 19 The Lady Blue Bombers woke up in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Sentinels 22-2 in the stanza en route to a win Feb. 9. Megan Riley paced the Bombers with 19 points, while Catalina Daby scored 10 points, Mackenzie Kemmerer and Stephanie Murphy scored six points and Danielle Balestrini scored four points.

AVCS 51, Seton 23 The Lady Patriots held the scoring edge in all four quarters in beating the Lady Knights Feb. 9. Alexis Coolidge scored 23 points for the Patriots, while Kayla Taylor scored nine

points, Cammy Keyser, Savannah Douglas and Alexias Ryan scored four points, Carlee Hart scored three points while Megan Colby and Meghan Strong each scored two points.

PHS 62, Saranac Lake 42 A 23-9 opening quarter helped push the Lady Hornets past the Lady Red Storm Feb. 9. Emily Manchester led the Hornets with 14 points, while Charisse Abellard and Olivia Carlsson each scored 13 points and Marle Curle scored 10 points. Jackie Cummings and Sauna Manning each scored 11 points for the Red Storm.

Westport 38, Chazy 30 The Westport Lady Eagles used a 16-6 first half to score a win over Chazy Feb. 10. Christina Sherman scored 13 points in the win, while Willa McKinley scored seven points and the trio of Allison Sherman, Karlee McGee and Nancy Armitage each scored six points. Olivia Seymour and Megan Reynolds each scored 11 points for the Chazy Eagles.

Saranac Lake 48, Beekmantown 44 The Lady Red Storm used an 18-5 fourth quarter to rally in beating the Lady Eagles Feb. 10. Jackie Cummings scored 11 points to lead the Red Storm, while Marissa Farmer scored nine points. Nicole Shepler scored 14 points for the Eagles, while Shannon Ryan scored 11 points.

Indian Lake/Long Lake 49,Tupper Lake 41 The Lady Orange used a 16-7 run in the second quarter to pull away from the Lady Lumberjacks Feb. 11. Carley Aldridge scored 13 points for the Lumberjacks, while Katie Stuart and Hunter Aldridge scored seven points, Kelsie St. Louis scored six points, Sam Sanford and Paige Duckett scored three points each and Emily Kingsley scored two points.

Schroon Lake 25, ELCS 17 The Lady Wildcats outscored the Lady Lions 22-10 in the second half to earn the Division I championship Feb. 11. Lily Whalen scored 11 points for the Lions, while Kearsten Ashline scored four points.

Johnsburg 51, Keene 27 Johnsburg used an 18-10 opening quarter to pull away from the Lady Beavers Feb. 11. Emma Gothner scored nine points for the Beavers, while Anna Kowanko scored six points, Sadie Holbrook and Hannah McCabe scored four points, Olivia Jaques scored three points and Brittney Guerin scored one point.


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Hockey Continued from page 31 back of the net, falling to Christian Brothers Academy Feb. 11. Brady Hayes made 10 saves for the Bombers, while Dylan Aldridge recorded 19 saves in relief.

Lake Placid 4, Shaker 2 Dustin Jacques was not about to go 0-2-0 in the Lake Placid Winter Carnival Tournament, scoring a hat trick in leading the Blue Bombers past Shaker Feb. 12. Jacques scored a pair of goals in the second period and an empty net goal to seal the game in the third. Hunter Wilson scored the other goal of the game for the Bombers, while Brady Hayes made 17 saves.

CBA 8, Saranac Lake 1 Grant Strack scored the lone goal of the game for the Red Storm, who gave up five goals in the final period in falling to Christian Brothers Academy Feb. 12. Blake Darrah made 25 saves in the loss.

The AuSable Valley varsity cheerleading squad competed in the Champlain Valley Athletic Association Cheerleading event held at Saranac High School Feb. 13. Photo by Sarah Cronk

LAKE PLACID — The 29th Annual Lake Placid Loppet was held, Saturday, Feb. 5, on the cross-country ski trails at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid. The Loppet, hosted by the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), is a 50-kilometer cross-country race for both classical and freestyle skiers. There is also a 25-kilometer cross-country race, the KortLoppet, again for both classical and freestyle skiers. The Lake Placid Loppet is also part of the American Ski Marathon Series. The Loppet and the Kort-Loppet was run on a slightly modified version of the course originally constructed for the 50-kilometer

cross-country skiing event during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games. The course consists of one 25-kilometer loop skied either once or twice. Because this course was designed for Olympic competition, it is more challenging then most citizen race courses. The altitude ranges from 1,860 feet to 2,460 feet with the longest single climb being 230 vertical feet. The total vertical climb is just under 3,700 feet for the Loppet racers, or 1,850 feet for the Kort-Loppet. Robert Douglas (Honeoye Falls), who was racing in the 45-49 year old 50km men’s freestyle event, was the first racer to cross the finish line at two hours, 26 minutes, 43.9 seconds. He was followed by Jake Hollenback (Winooski, Vt.), who was racing in the 30-34 year old men’s freestyle event and stopped the clock in 2:33:57.4. Jason Hettenbaugh (Honeoye Falls) finished third overall in 2:39:25.0. Hettenbaugh was racing in

the 30-34 year old men’s freestyle event. Alexandra Jospe (Newton, Mass.) was the top finisher in the women’s 50km freestyle race. Competing in the 25-29 year old age group, Jospe broke the tape in 3:02:21.4. Jessica Snyder (Rochester), who also raced in the 25-29 year old freestyle event, claimed silver in a time of 3:02:23.9. Allison Lampi (Chelsea, Quebec) came away with the women’s 50km freestyle bronze medal, completing the race in 3:33:18.0. Lampi raced in the 30-34 year old age class. Phil Shaw (Rosé mare, Quebec) was the top men’s 50km classic race finisher. Shaw, who raced in the 40-44 year old division, set the pace in 2:55:13.6. Lisa Gerstenberger (Ithaca) was the first skier to cross the tape in the women’s 50km classic race. Racing in the 25-29 year old division, Gerstenberger won the race in 4:48:03.9. Complete Lake Placid Loppet results may be found on www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.

I knew that I had to get the first two.” “If he gets a lead, Daniels is tough to beat,” Hogan said. “Jake wanted to get the first two points and work with the lead.” Goddeau said that he is going to work hard to get back to the top of the Times Union podium. “I am going to continue to work hard with Arik and Alex (Pugh) and get to a point where I am ready and I can go back and win the state title for a second time.” Pugh advanced with a pin with less than 30 seconds remaining in his match against NAC’s Max Marte at 119 for the Indians, while Kyler Agoney scored a second period pin at 103 against NAC’s Brandon Edwards, Patrick “Pappy” Hogan scored a technical

Fall at the end of the second period at 130 over Saranac’s Austin LaTulip, Troy Seymour scored a third period technical fall over Beekmantown’s Kyle LaPorte at 145 and Adam Stickle scored an 8-3 decision victory over Saranac’s Joe Perry to round out the Indians automatic qualifiers. Beekmantown will be represented at the state tournament by Ethan Kerr, who scored a 5-0 decision win over Peru’s Brandon Moore; Nick Bushey, who scored a 5-1 decision over Peru’s Brandon Allen; and Hayden Head, who finished the night with a pin with 15 seconds remaining in his match against AuSable Valley’s Dave Thompson at 285. NAC wrestler Scott Kellett started things out for the host Bobcats with a 9-4 decision

over Peru’s Tanner Phillips, while Justin Kellett scored a 14-10 high-scoring, fast-paced decision over Peru’s Noah Phillips and Mike Riley improved to 39-1 with a 1-0 decision over Beekmantown’s Brandon Jabault, with the only point coming when Jabault gave up a point to start the second period in order to start in the neutral position. Ryan Guynup scored a pin in the first period against Peru’s Josh Wright to improve to 29-3 on the season and score a win at 140 for Saranac, while Ben Perry pinned his way to stated with a second period fall of AuSable’s Matt LaMere. “It feels good to make it,” Perry said. “I have to just keep training the way I have been and do a good job in Albany.”

Douglas wins LP Loppet

Tupper Lake and Northwood battled to a 2-2 tie in boys hockey. Photo by Tom Ripley

Wrestling Continued from page 31 ment,” he said. Robinson added that he was greatful to all those who had helped him accomplish what he had. “I have great workout partners and great coaches who have helped us all to get to where we are,” Robinson said. One of Robinson’s training partners and former state champion Jacob Goddeau earned the MOW title for the sectional tournament when he scored a 5-1 victory over previously undefeated Beekmantown wrestler Jesse Daniels at 125. “I had to keep focus,” said Goddeau. “Last time, he got the early two points and


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News of the Week CVPH beginning ER expansion PLATTSBURGH — CVPH Medical Center has received a grant for $3.5 million to expand the Emergency Department by adding 5,400 square feet. The ED was last expanded in 1997 to accomodate an average of 32,000 patients a year. Now the ED sees about 50,000 a year. Renovations will be take place in the current waiting room and triage, beginning in March, with the plan to be finished by August. The changes will allow for patients to be moved directly to a treatment room where registration will begin.

Radar aimed to be used at border PLATTSBURGH — According to the Government Accountability Office, only 32 of the $4,000 miles between the U.S. and Canada are considered secure. To help with Northern Tier borders Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing to have military-grade radar utilized to detect low-flying planes smuggling drugs. In 2010, nearly 1,100 drug-related arrests were made in the North Country, up 95 perecent from 2001.

Audit finds taxpayers paid too much BEEKMANTOWN — According to the New York State Comptroller ’s Office, Beekmantown Central School asked for more money from taxpayers during the last five years than was needed for educational programs. Revenues exceeded about $5.6 million and more than half a million dollars of taxpayer money was never used.

Grants to help research fish population PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Basin Program has awarded two grants totaling nearly $130,000 to research the impact of fishing tournaments and toxins on the Lake Champlain fish population. Fish will be tagged and if people catch a tagged fish can call the Lake Champlain Research Institute to let them know where they were caught. They will also surgically place a radio device in a few dozen bass which will track their movements in the lake. The study should be complete by early 2012.

Krazy Horse liquor license revoked PLATTSBURGH — According to the New York State Liquor Authority, the Krazy Horse Saloon on Margaret Street has lost its license after violating 11 liquor laws. From Sept. 23-24, 2010, the bar was given 10 of the 11 violations for serving alcoholic beverages to those younger than 21. The other came during the same time for inadequate supervision “over the conduct of the licensed business.” The bar can remain open but alcohol cannot be served.

Woman treated after car slid PLATTSBURGH — Lori A. Morrison, 40, Plattsburgh, was treated for minor injuries at CVPH Medical Center and later released following a car accident Feb. 8. Morrison reportedly lost control of her car and slid into a pile of snow near Kansas Avenue intersection.

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Adirondack area bridges in need of repair of the state’s ongoing fiscal crisis, Hoffman said. Currently, DOT is planning bridge and culvert work based on a flat $600 million allocation. Hoffman notes that DOT is RAY BROOK — Officials with the state Department of Trans- looking for funding closer to $700 million to meet its goals in portation say bridges and culverts located inside the Adiron- the next five years. But to bring New York’s bridges up to speed, DOT would dack Park are in rough shape. need about twice as much as it’s seeking, Hoffman added. But things don’t look much “If you look at what better outside the Blue Line, we realistically need either. to make us have a The state Adirondack Park good state of repair Agency Board of Commiswhere we’re not taksioners got a good look at the ing the shocks off of state of bridges in northern people’s vehicles and New York on Thursday, Feb. closing bridges — then 10, — and things don’t look we’re closer to $1.6 bilgood. lion,” he said. Motorists in the AdironHoffman told comdack North Country snapped missioners that into attention a couple years park bridges require ago when the state Departabout $25 million ment of Transportation deworth of repairs. In Esmolished the Lake Chamsex County alone, 46 plain Bridge — which linked bridges have been inCrown Point, New York with The Crown Point Bridge closure pointed out the need for evaluating and spected and given repairing bridges around the region. Addison, Vermont. “poor” ratings, inAt the time, inspectors said cluding a bridge that carries motorists over the North Branch the structure was in deplorable condition and despite a terrible fiscal outlook, the state launched a lengthy effort to build a new of the Boquet River. A bridge in the Warren County town of Lake Luzerne that bridge — one officials hope will be open to traffic in Septemcrosses the Hudson River has also been listed in poor condition ber. The fall of the Lake Champlain Bridge raised awareness and in the Olympic region, Hoffman said two bridges crossing the West Branch of the AuSable River on state Route 73 will need across the region about the condition of other bridges. Appearing before the APA Board of Commissioner’s Feb. 10, to be replaced within the next five years. “We’re a little bit worse than most of the upstate regions,” DOT Structure Engineer Tom Hoffman painted a grim picture Hoffman said. “But I think they’re coming to join us.” of the current state of bridges and culverts inside the park. He Jim Bridges, a regional design engineer for DOT, said the staalso explained to commissioners how his agency inspects and tus of New York’s bridges doesn’t look good — but the probselects the structures in need of immediate attention. According to Hoffman, bridges in New York state are inspect- lem persists nationwide. “The revenue for most transportation projects comes from the ed on a regular basis. Load posted bridges — those with signs indicating a weight limit — are checked out by inspectors an- federal government — between 80 and 90 percent of our projects are funded by the feds,” Bridges said. “That funding is nually. The rest are inspected biannually. DOT utilizes a rating system of 1 to 7 to pinpoint a bridge’s based on the ‘gas tax’ — which hasn’t been touched since the condition — bridges rated a “1” are in critical shape, while those early 90s. And gas use is down. So because that funding is tied directly to the gas tax, the highway trust fund has suffered as with a “7” are healthy, Hoffman said. Hoffman works in DOT Region 1 — which includes all of Es- well.” Bridges said New York’s transportation department, like sex County and most of Warren County. He explained that DOT most agencies, is doing the best it can with what it has. has made positive strides over the last decade, but things are Although the presentation focused primarily on bridges and starting to get worse again. “The worst of the population of bridges are those rated un- culverts, Hoffman did provide some insight into the status of der four,” Hoffman said. “We did make a lot of strides in get- state highways in the Adirondacks. He said heavily traveled corridors like state Routes 73 and 86 ting that number down, from 40 in the late 90s to about 20 now. are stuck in disrepair because DOT is directed its limited fundBut that’s starting to rise again.” The number of bridges in disrepair is rising largely because ing toward bridges — which Hoffman said present a bigger safety concern than roadways.

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Chambers throw support behind ACR project By Keith Lobdell keith@denpubs.com PAUL SMITHS — If Franklin County does implement a bed tax, the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort would be a major source of income. Several economic leaders have spoke

highly of the project, which could soon be headed to an adjudicatory hearing. “Get a hold of the governor ’s office and let him know how important this project is,” said Hugh Hill, president of the Malone Chamber of Commerce. “The club would be a major project that would change life as we know it. I

think that this is terrific and it needs all of our support. This isn’t just huge for Tupper Lake, but for the whole region.” “Tourism is our biggest asset and we want to promote it in any way that we can,” said Marc “Tim” Lashomb, District 4 legislator in Franklin County.


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Man facing strangulation charge DANNEMORA — Gordon B. Barger, Standish, was arrested Feb. 8 after allegedly choking someone during a domestic dispute. Barger is facing charges of second-degree strangulation.

By Fred Herbst fred@denpubs.com TICONDEROGA — Robert and Mary Carlino married for better, for worse ... forever. Married 66 years, the couple spent this Valentine’s day just like all the others — together. “We’ve been married 66 years,” Robert, age 92, smiled. “I think it may last.” The couple lived in Brant Lake 65 years, operating Carlino’s Brant Lake Market for four decades. “They loved Brant Lake,” said Tina Maltbie, their daughter. “It’s their home and they would have never left.” Fate stepped in, however. Mary, age 89, developed Alzheimer’s Disease. “Dad’s entire life is about taking care of my mother,” Maltbie said. “He’s always watched out for her and he always will.” So, when it became necessary to move Mary to an adult care facility, Robert made the only choice he could. He decided to go, too. The couple moved to the Moses Ludington Adult Home in Ticonderoga in March 2008. “They’re a package deal,” Maltbie said. “Where one goes, the other goes.” While the couple is living in an adult care facility, they’re like most married couples. “They argue every day,” Maltbie smiled. “At first the staff was a little concerned. I told them not to worry. We’re Italians. That’s how we communicate.” Mary’s memory is failing, but she’s clear about one thing — Robert is the love of her life. “Isn’t he a doll?” Mary asked of Robert. “A living doll,” Robert answered. The Carlinos have three children. Tina and two sons, Anthony, who lives in Lake Placid, and Robert, who lives in Connecticut.

Texas Roadhouse coming to town PLATTSBURGH — The permits to have a Texas Roadhouse built in the lot across from Rite Aid on Route 3 in the town of Plattsburgh should be through by summer, with plans for the chain to be open by the end of 2011. The restaurant is expected to employ about 150 people with both part-time and full-time positions available.

Robert and Mary Carlino Maltbie is thankful her parents are at the Moses Ludington Adult Home. “This place is a gift from God,” she said of the Ti facility. “I feel it’s a wonderful place. My parents have a life here.” Maltbie praised the staff for planning activities for residents and the community for its support. Community groups often visit the residents and host activities for residents, Maltbie said. “The Ticonderoga community is a wonderful place,” she said. A resident of Chestertown, Maltbie learned about Heritage Commons from a friend. “It’s by the grace of God we found this place,” she said. “It’s home for my parents.” The Moses Ludington Adult Home is not a nursing home, explained Michelle Benedict, the facility administrator. While nursing homes provide total care, the Moses Ludington Adult Home allows independent living with offering help with medication and other health-related issues. Robert and Mary Carlino joined other residents of the Moses Ludington Adult Home for a special luncheon Valentine’s Day. “They’re our first and only couple,” Benedict said of the Carlinos. “We love having them.”

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Anti-bullying task force meets to plan KEESEVILLE — Nearly 50 professionals from the fields of Law Enforcement, Mental Health, School Administration, and the Juvenile Prosecutor for Essex County met at Keeseville Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 10. They were part of the Anti Bullying Task Force a division of the Safe Schools, Healthy Students project administered through CVES. New York State Assemblywoman Janet Duprey was there to help explain the New York State Dignity for All Students Act that will go into effect July 1, 2012. The New York Act, which builds on the criteria set forth by the federal definition of bullying, goes a step further. Not only does it define bullying as discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin or ones disability, it also encompasses harassment based on sexual orientation, ethnic group, religion, weight or gender. Duprey mentioned that this was the only time she was involved in passing legislation that led to death threats. Sue Spissinger vrom the SUNY Research Foundation provided a cover page outlining the school level surveys available to all schools upon request. The surveys are available on the elementary and middle/high school levels and target three separate audiences: school staff, parents, and students. The surveys are available for use immediately. Survey data will be compiled at no cost to schools by the SUNY Research Foundation as part of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students project. Although schools will receive their data individually, no in-

dividual school data will be shared with Task Force members or the public. Data will only be shared in aggregate form with the Task Force and other sources. This data will support school officials in moving forward with anti bullying programs and interventions. For the March meeting, the task force was broken into three groups to concentrate on the main components of an anti bullying policy: Definition, Disciplinary Consequences Policies and Incident Reporting Procedures using a policy already in use by the Broward Co, Fla., School District. Their anti bullying policy is widely regarded as on of the best in the country. The policy template, when completed, will be made available to schools free of charge. A timeline has been set to finalize the definitions and policy template so that materials will be available to schools in May 2011. To finish the session, the group viewed a presentation by Jeff Sisson, who is the Health, Safety and Risk Management Specialist from CVES about the Olweus Anti Bullying Program. This affordable program involves not only the teachers and staff of the participating school but also the students, parents and the community in a culture changing educational process. Olweus has over 30 years of expertise and research shows it to significantly reduce bullying behavior when used as prescribed. The next task force meeting is scheduled for March 10. If you would like to participate please contact Wanda McQueen the Project Administrator at 561-0100 ext. 357.

Altona home lost in fire ALTONA — The home owned by Ernest Guerin Jr. at 226 Irona Road is a total lost after it was engulfed in flames Feb. 8. No injuries were reported and officials believe it was electrical. Crews from Beekmantown, Champlain, Chazy, Ellenburg Depot, Mooers, and West Chazy assisted the Altona Fire Department in fighting the blaze.

Drug trafficker sentenced PLATTSBURGH — Timothy J. Fleury, 28, Westville was sentenced to 10 years and a month for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Fleury participated in a drug trafficking conspiracy led by William Dunn from June 2004 to Oct. 2005, acting as one of the organization’s principal smugglers from Canada into Northern New York. On May 5, 2008, Fleury led United States Border Patrol in a high-speed pursuit along the border near Constable. The pursuit resulted in the seizure of seven large hockey-style bags filled with about 300 pounds of high-grade Canadian marijuana. On Sept. 7, 2007, Fleury met with undercover drug enforcement administration agents at a restaurant in Plattsburgh, attempting to purchase 50 pounds of marijuana.

Mooers home destroyed by fire MOOERS — A fire, likely to have started in a garage, destroyed a house owned by Raymond Blow, 61, at 36 Pepper Hill Road. Blow, who was not home when the fire began, has insurance on the house and garage. Volunteers from Altona, Champlain, Ellenburg Depot, Rouses Point, West Chazy, and Hemmingford, Quebec provided mutial aid to the Mooers Fire Department.

Jones sentenced to a year in jail PLATTSBURGH — Christopher Jones, 45, Plattsburgh was sentenced to a year in jail after stabbing Michael Astwood of Schuyler Falls with a box-cutter-style knife in the abdomen, at Pizza Bono last year. According to Plattsburgh City Police, Jones got into an argument with AStwood over loose change left on the counter at the restaurant. Jones recently pleaded guilty to charge of second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC): Name: MOUNTAIN SHADOWS PROPERTIES, LLC, Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State (SSNY) on 11/29/10. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated Agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Mountain Shadows Properties, LLC, 7806 NYS Route 9N, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Purpose: Any lawful propose VN-2/19-3/26/11-6TC77665 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DINOLFO LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect'y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/2011. Office location, County of Essex.

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attached hereto. The premises are known as 25 Amherst Ave., Ticonderoga, New York. DATED: January 11, 2011 /s/ William M. Finucane WILLIAM M. FINUCANE Referee OVERTON, RUSSELL, DOERR & DONOVAN, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 19 Halfmoon Executive Park Drive Clifton Park, New York 12065 NOTE: WE ARE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SCHEDULE "A" ALL THOSE TRACTS, PIECES OR PARCELS OF LAND, situate in the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County, State of New York, described as follows: FIRST PARCEL. THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PIECE OF LAND situate and being in the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County, aforesaid, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING in the westerly line of Butler Avenue in said Town of Ticonderoga and in the southerly line of lands now or formerly of Alex Lee; thence running westerly along the southerly line of land now or formerly of Holcomb Estate; thence southerly, along the same sixty six feet; thence easterly parallel with said first mentioned line to the westerly line of said Butler Avenue; and thence

northerly along the westerly line of said Butler Avenue, sixty six feet to the place of beginning; said lot being lot No. 25 of Series of Lots laid out on said avenue by Messrs. Coolidge Lee & Jeffers, being 66 feet wide in front and rear and extending from said Butler Avenue to the line of the J. W. Holcomb Estate. SECOND PARCEL. ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND situate in the Town of Ticonderoga aforesaid and known and distinguished as a part of Lot No. 4 of a series of lots laid out on the west side of Butler Avenue so-called and bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING in the westerly line of said Avenue in the southerly line of said Lot No. 4 and at the northeast corner of the lot now or formerly of Douglass; running thence westerly on said line 165 feet more or less to the easterly line of land now or, formerly of J.W. Holcomb Estate; thence northerly along the same 53 feet; thence easterly 165 feet more or, less, to the westerly line of said Avenue, thence southerly along the same 53 feet to the place of beginning. SUBJECT to any easements of record and EXCEPTING from the above described premises all lands heretofore conveyed or appropriated for highway purposes. VN-2/5-2/26/11-4TC77578 -----------------------------

W I L L S B O R O SENIOR HOUSING 2010 IMPROVEMENTS SECTION 00100 BID SOLICITATION FROM: 1.01 The Owner (hereinafter referred to as Willsboro Senior Housing Corp.): A. Willsboro Senior Housing Corp. B. Attn: Laura Marsha C. 15 Senior Lane D. Willsboro, NY 12996 1.02 And the Architect (hereinafter referred to as Architectural & Engineering Design Associates, P.C.): A. Architectural & Engineering Design Associates, P.C. B. 1246 Route 3, P.O. Box 762 C. Plattsburgh, New York, 12901 1.03 DATE: February 7, 2011 1.04 TO: POTENTIAL BIDDERS A. Willsboro Senior Housing Corp. is requesting sealed bids for the improvements of Willsboro Senior Housing in Willsboro. Sealed bids will be received by Willsboro Senior Housing Corp. until 4:30PM on the 1st day of March, 2011, and then publicly opened and read aloud. B. Bid proposals submitted by U.S. Mail, private carrier or hand delivered are to be sent to: Willsboro Senior Housing Corp. 15 Senior Lane Willsboro, New York 12996 C. All bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope with the words "Willsboro Senior Housing - 2010 Improvements" clearly printed on the front. D. Project Description:

The project includes complete building roof replacement and an addition/expansion of the existing community room. E. Contract Documents may be examined at no expense at the office of the Engineer; Architectural & Engineering Design Associates, P.C., 1246 NYS Route 3, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, 518-562-1800, and at the following locations: F. Copies of the Contract Documents are available to any interested bidder at the office of AEDA, P.C. The deposit for documents is $25.00, of which 100% will be refunded to qualified individuals or firms who bid the work. Non-bidders will receive no refund of the deposit (sub-contractors are considered non-bidders). Plans and specifications must be returned in good and usable condition within ten days of the bid opening to receive a refund. Overnight mail charges will be additional if requested. Deposit checks must be made payable to AEDA, P.C. G. A pre-bid conference for all bidders is scheduled for February 17, 2011 at 10:00AM at Willsboro Senior Housing, 15 Senior Lane, Willsboro, NY 12996. All prime contract bidders as well as interested sub-contractors should plan to attend this meeting. H. Bidders will be required to provide Bid security in the form of a Bid Bond or Certified Check of a

sum no less than 5% of the Bid Amount. 08/16/2010 AEDA Project #09109 00100 - 1 OF 2 BID SOLICITATION W I L L S B O R O SENIOR HOUSING 2010 IMPROVEMENTS I. The successful bidder will be required to provide Payment & Performance Bonds in the amount of 100% of their contract for this this project. J. Retainage for the project will be 5% through the issuance of a Certificate of Completion. Final release of retainage will not be entertained until all punch list items are completed, all as-built and OE&M documentation is submitted and approved and final Certificate of Occupancy is issued to Willsboro Senior Housing Corp. K. Refer to other bidding requirements described in Document 00200 Instructions to Bidders and Document 00300 - Information Available to Bidders. L. Sales Tax is not required to be included in the bid for this project. M. Your offer will be required to be submitted under a condition of irrevocability for a period of forty-five days after submission. N. The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any or all offers. * In Lieu of the attending the pre-bid conference, please call (518) 963-4336 or e m a i l marhut@willex.com to set up an appointment to view the project. V N - 2 / 1 9 / 11 - 1 T C 77678


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