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PLATTSBURGH — Emotions flooded Teresa Sayward as she watched her son Glenn marry his longtime partner Ben. As the veteran Assemblywoman announces her retirement, she said her most significant moment as a lawmaker was supporting gay marriage in New York state. The move drew criticism, especially from some of her Republican colleagues, but she said it was the right thing to do and changed many lives.



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Twitter BOSTON, Mass. — For the second time in just over a year, a local family has reason to be grateful for the gift of organ donation. At around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, Elizabethtown-Lewis student Connor Marvin, 16, underwent heart transplant surgery at the Boston Children’s Hospital. His older brother, Brock, had undergone the same procedure at the same hospital Dec. 11, 2010.

pital, something that he also did with Brock. Denny Mitchell, Connor ’s stepfather, said Connor ’s mother, Darlene, was very happy and tired the day after the transplant. “She’s very happy right now,” Mitchell said. “We were on pins and needles for every phone call because you were hopeful. Then, Connor called us last night to tell his mom that it was happening, and we drove all the way down in four-wheel drive to get here.”

LAKE PLACID — Three town supervisors say they may have an interest in running for Teresa Sayward's 113th Assembly seat this fall. Sayward, who has been in the state Assembly for the past 10 years, will be retiring at the end of the year. The chairmen of the Essex and Warren County Board of Supervisors as well as the supervisor of the town of Moriah are seen as possible replacements. When elected to his third term as chairman of the Essex County board, Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas, a Democrat, said that he had no intention of seeking a state office unless there was a retirement.

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WILLSBORO — On Saturday, March 17, the Champlain Valley Film Society will present their first-ever double-feature. Last year, they showed the five Academy Award nominees for Best Live-Action Short and it was a huge success. This year they're showing both the best Animated and the Live-Action films. Animated films start at 6:30 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Intermission starts at 8 p.m., with hot dogs, snacks and drinks, followed by the Live-Action shorts at 8:30 p.m. The cost is adults $7.50, and those under 18 are $2. See the Film Society website:, for more.

WILLSBORO — The North Hudson Volunteer Women's Auxiliary is sponsoring the 5th annual Classic Car Cruise-In and Dragway Reunion. It will be on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will be at the North Hudson Firehouse and Town Hall parking area. If you have any memorabilia, trophies or other items you would like to display, bring them. There will be tables available for display. The format will be the same as in past years. Coffee, donuts, snacks and lunch will be available, donations accepted. There will be a car care raffle basket as well as a 50/50 raffle. Log onto Facebook, search for "North Hudson Auxiliary" and click the "like" icon. Find us on Twitter by logging on to “follow.”

WESTPORT — Charles Russell, author of “Groundwaters,” will give an illustrated talk about his book at the Westport Library on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. The book features 12 artists whose work covers the past century of self-taught and outsider art. Each represents a different facet of this art phenomenon. They created magical unreal worlds, sometimes sentimental, sometimes brutal, often extremely detailed, many times figurative, always uniquely personal. It is a fascinating aspect of 20th century art. Russell, professor emeritus of English and History at Rutgers University recently moved to the area with his wife, the artist Alison Weld. They live in Westport.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Town of Elizabethtown Water Department will be flushing and repairing water hydrants in Elizabethtown from March 15 to March 31. Residents may experience a brief period of cloudy water while the work is being done, but the water will be safe to use.

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Website to keep Keeseville residents in the know about dissolution By Keith Lobdell KEESEVILLE — Residents of three municipalities can go online to stay up-to-date with a study and plan that could lead to the dissolution of the Village of Keeseville. The village dissolution committee has set up a website ( that will provide information and updates on the dissolution study and plan for residents of the village as well as the towns of Chesterfield and Ausable, the two towns the village is part of. “This site is part of the ongoing Village Dissolution Study that's under way within the Village of Keeseville,” the website states. “This web site is an important part of the efforts of the... committee to reach out to residents for input and feedback throughout the

study process.” The site will allow people to sign up to be a member of the site, which will allow them to comment on information that is posted. It also has an events display, which will provide dates for meetings and other events connected with the dissolution study and plan process. There will also be a forum page, which will include information presented at meetings as well as materials for those who want to learn more about the dissolution committees purpose and procedures. According to the site, it will provide, “basic data collected from the towns and village, service inventories, fiscal analyses and results and recommendations.” For more, visit the Keeseville dissolution study committee website at


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id you know that the NCSPCA is the only SPCA animal shelter in Essex County? In addition, we receive no funding from the state or federal government to assist us in the operation of the shelter or care of our animals. Adoption fees account for only 15-percent of our income; 85-percent of our funding comes from private donors like you. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all donations to the NCSCPA are tax-deductible. You may have recently received one of our funding appeal letters in your mail. Please keep in mind these facts when you receive our appeal and give generously; the welfare of our many furry friends who are waiting to find their forever homes depends on you! We know that money is tight for everyone in these difficult economic times.... we welcome the smallest donations and no dollar is wasted. In addition, many community members have organized inde-

pendent fundraisers in the past, such as bottle drives and bake sales. These fundraisers are a great way to support our shelter and have some fun at the same time! Please feel free to contact our shelter staff at 962-8604 if you would like some ideas on setting up your own independent fundraiser, as well as volunteer opportuities. Our featured pet this week is Max, a gorgeous Siberian Husky-mix whose owner loved him dearly but was unable to continue caring for him due to illness. Max is an older dog, but he still has plenty of energy for an afternoon walk to an opportunity to play in the snow. This sweet charmer would love a home with a big, puffy couch to relax on, as well as plenty of attention, a thorough brushing now and then of his luxurious coat, and a scratch behind the ears after a long nap. You will not find a gentle giant with a sweeter disposition than Max. Why not stop by the NCSPCA and visit him today?

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his Saturday, March 10, live music will pour out of the Grange Hall as dancers stomp and cavort, swirl and sway, and if you have a pulse, you’ll want to be there. It’s a benefit for the Social Center in E’town, in support of their upcoming production of the musical “Footloose”. Two bands will serenade the ‘Burg: the Wyant Band and Ya Got Treble. It starts at 7 p.m., all ages are welcome, and for the price of admission you also get refreshments. Next Wednesday, March 15, the Wadhams (Almost in my Territory) Library will have the director of PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Sharon Reynolds, offering her thoughts on community revitalization. Sharon has been in the arts and community biz for 15 years in the southern Adirondacks. Her illustrated talk starts at 7:30 p.m. The other day Ginny and I were taking a late afternoon walk when we spotted a sun dog showing hints of red, blue and yellow. This was an unusually bright and colorful one, and I did a little reading on the subject. Sun dogs are an atmospheric phenomenon caused by ice crystals high in the air that bend light like a prism. Atmospheric ice most commonly occurs as very fine“ di-

amond dust” or flat, six sided platelets. The dust creates solid halos, which can also be seen around the moon. Platelets, on the other hand, slowly fall towards earth and orient themselves vertically, which creates the sun dog flares on each side of the sun. Sun dogs are often faint, so they’re easier to see when the sun is low in the sky. They occur all over the world and can be seen at any time of year. I saw my first snow fleas of the year this week, tiny black spots in footprints in sixinch deep snow. These creatures are not insects, nor are they related to spiders, but are their own life form known as hexapods. They live in leaf litter and soil in huge numbers, but are almost never seen except on warm winter days. Their survival in sub-zero temperatures is possible because they have a protein that acts like antifreeze, preventing the formation of damaging ice crystals. Scientists are hoping to synthesize this protein to improve the preservation of transplantation organs like hearts and livers. The idea is to store organs at lower temperatures, using the antifreeze protein first discovered in snow fleas.

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he local “FareWELL to Winter” committee did their part in making plans for a special weekend of activities, I guess winter weather was not in on their committee plans. They had to cancel a few of the activities planned that needed snow, and then we get a couple of days of snow after the fact. We are hopeful that this will turn into an annual event for the future, the activities that were able to participate did well and several people came out in support. Our many thanks to the planning group for looking for ways to get the community together and have fun. Congratulations to our local High School basketball teams they have elevated to being outstanding and moving up the championship ladder against other good teams. We as a community are proud of your accomplishments. Our pride also goes out to the Art Department at our local school along with their teacher, Elizabeth Belois she displayed much of her students work this past Saturday, they show amazing talent, that reflects back to great leadership in teaching the subject. Hopeful that you have noticed the inspirational messages on the outside message sign done by the United Methodist youth leader Kim Feeley and her youth group. As

a community we send our best wishes to Teresa Sayward for her 20-plus years in public service to both our town and the larger area she represented, she has served us well and hopes she can now enjoy time with her family. We are enjoying the return of Lori Lincoln Torrance back to our region; we wish her well in her new job. It is always a joy to get some of our young adults returning back to this area, they have much to share with us and look for their leadership to carry us into the future. Looking forward to the return of many of our residents to return after being away for the “WINTER” months, I am not sure who had the best weather conditions, we sure had a different kind of winter up here in the north and maybe they would not have found it not so bad to have stayed. All those weighing in on the Horace Nye outcome need to let our Supervisor Hatch know of your stand, need to do it soon. Happy Birthday Amie Knickerbocker March 3, Rick Low March 5, Lucas Sayward March 5, Ed Smith March 11, Dottie Dodds March 16, Kathryn Belzile March 15, Ken Coonrod March 18. Happy Anniversary Scott & Kim Feeley March 14, Doug & Flora June Doyle March 16, Huck & Irene Krotz March 18.

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t’s time for one of the biggest yearly events on our community calendar, the 33rd Annual Dr. Thomas Tanneberger Alumni Basketball Tournament, which will take place in the school gym on Saturday, March 17, starting at 1 p.m. Westport Central School alumni will compete in four men's teams and two women's teams. All proceeds go to the Tanneberger Memorial Fund, which offers a four-year college scholarship of $2,000 each year to a WCS graduate who combines the best of academic and athletic excellence. That was Tom in a nutshell, by the way, for those who remember this remarkable individual, so the nature of this outstanding scholarship is so very fitting. Along with its golf counterpart in June, this tournament, and the scholarships they both support, have become vital parts of our community life. To register ahead of time for one of the teams, call Jeff or Carol Schwoebel at 9628567. Player sign-in will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening, March 16, at the Open Shoot Around in the gym, or by noon on Saturday. The first men's game is at 1 p.m., the sec-

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arch is looking to be a very busy month! Starting with it's "Red Cross Month". This organization has been dedicated to saving lives, helping people prevent, and prepare for emergencies. The American Red Cross provides relief to families affected by disasters and are the biggest providers of blood, and blood products to hospitals across the country. Please donate in any way you can, for more information call 561-7280. If you love to dance, then please join the cast of this years E'Town Social Center's musical "Footloose" for a fundraiser at the Whallonsburg Grange. This Saturday, March 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. The theme "Almost Paradise" will feature live music by the "Wyant Band" and vocal trio, “Ya Got Treble.” Refreshments will be served, for tickets, call 873-6408. Remember... Saturday night, March 10, change your clocks, so you won't be late Sunday morning! Believe it or not, it is already "Daylight Savings" time. "Spring Ahead" as the old saying goes! Here's a great opportunity for anyone interested in CPR and/or First Aid Training. The E'Town Social Center together with the E'Town-Lewis EMS will be offering classes,

CPR on Thursday, March 15, and First Aid on Thursday, April 19. These classes will run from noon to 3 p.m. A pizza lunch will be provided. This is excellent training for care givers/babysitters, athletes, health or medical personnel, even parents. If interested, please call 873-6408, to reserve your place. It's fantastic news to hear that our own Elizabethtown Community Hospital, ECH, has it's own ambulance service. In any emergency, time is always of the essence! Although, the Emergency Medical Squad's, EMS's, in the county are excellent, but traveling long distances can be a problem in certain situations. Now, time can be cut by having our own staff, ready for any emergency that might arise. They will be working out of the ECH Emergency Department. ECH is a federally-designated critical access hospital. These hospitals have a unique and very specific role, providing initial life-saving care. The ECH staff has been trained to assess and stabilize patients, so they can survive appropriate transport to trauma centers or to other hospitals for specific types of care relating to each patient. Thank you ECH for continuing to improve and provide us with great care.



fter a slight snow storm this past weekend, the entire area looks truly spectacular. We took a drive around this past Saturday around the AuSable Chasm and Hills beyond it. The melt off is creating many beautiful riverlets and waterfalls that are not only beautiful to see but to hear as well. Down by the Port Kent ferry dock are plenty of ducks swimming and flying around the lake. After the hill region we stopped downtown Keeseville, Arbro Military Surplus is having a thirty percent off sale. At the library we received wonderful information to steer us on our next walks and hikes. The staff of the library is incredibly knowledgeable of our area and can suggest walks based on historical or natural interest that are well worth the time to visit the library. I’m so used to the library having exhibits that it looks so big and open with the divider walls down; I never get used to that. An-

other wonderful resource at the library is all kinds of tax information including official forms. Saturdays are great days to visit downtown as TnT Bakeshop is open for the day as well. March 15 the Women of Keeseville is hosting another free dinner for the community. I found information regarding this on the library door. I will include more information about this in the next column. The mayor ’s race is on and signs are already up for the upcoming election. I thank all parties who are giving the community choices, and I urge the community to get to know the candidates and find out what they stand for and how that matches your values and interests. Keeseville is a wonderful place and has a lot of potential for growth. We have a lot to be proud of in our community. Have a great week and get out and enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds.

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Residency no longer a requirement in county By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County no longer has a residency policy for employees. The Essex County Board of Supervisors passed a pair of resolutions at its March 5 meeting, rescinding the county's residency policy as well as granting residency waiver requests for 14 current out-of-county residents. County attorney Dan Manning said that the waivers were needed because the employees felt that they had been told by their departments that they had already received a waiver. "A lot of these people say that they had a defacto waiver from the county and we have just not done enough of a job keeping up with it," Manning said. "Let's wipe the slate clear and allow the people who have worked here for many years to continue to work here as they have." Westport Supervisor Dan Connell said that while he did not mind rescinding the policy, he had a problem with the waivers. "We laid off 15 people when we had this policy that you had to be a county resident, so I have a problem that we let them stay now," Connell said. "I do not have a problem with the new plan that rescinds the policy, but when we had it and then didn't use it, I have a problem with that." Connell and Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava opposed the waivers. The board then discussed the rescinding of the residency policy as a whole, which North Hudson Supervisor Ronald Moore felt was a mistake. "I think it is a mistake not having a residency policy," Moore said. "I can't understand how we went from an attempt at putting some teeth in a policy that we had on our books to totally doing away with it."

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Moore said that he always looked from within his town for employees because that is what the taxpayers wanted. "I would be roasted if I didn't and rightfully so," Moore said. " I think we have an obligation to the people of this county to offer them the jobs first." Scozzafava added that rescinding the policy could also lead to issues of employees moving out of the county or out-of-state employees being hired. "Under the new policy, employees that are here will be able to move out of county," Scozzafava said. "We could also be opening the door to not only hiring someone from outside of Essex County but outside of the state, because there are probably people in Addison County that could be qualified." Scozzafava felt that if there was no residency requirement, that preference still should be made to county residents. "At the very least, we should have some statement that Essex County residents will be preferred," Scozzafava said. "You don't have to say they will be hired, but say they will be preferred. The issue is not so much hiring from outside the county its the issue of if they are hire, they have to move into the county." "I would like to see residency preferred in here," Westport Supervisor Daniel Connell said. "My concern is who is going to monitor and police a policy that says you are going to give preference," County Manager Daniel Palmer said. "You as a board cannot tell the hiring authority who they can hire as long as they are on the list of three. If you are going to open the exam to everyone, then you have to consider the top three. If they are all out of county, then you have to choose from those three regardless if you open it up to everybody." Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said he felt the most qualified em-

ployee should be hired. "We hire the most qualified person," Morrow said. "If they live in the town, we give them preference. My constituents have said they would rather pay for a qualified person." "There are cases where they need to go out of county," Schroon Supervisor Michael Marnell said. "I don't think we can restrict them. You can have the rules, but you might have to break them as some point." Moore, Connell, Scozzafava, and Crown Point Supervisor Charles Harrington voted against the rescinding of the residency policy. Board members Margaret Bartley (Elizabethtown), William Ferebee (Keene) and board chairman Randy Douglas (Jay) were not in attendance, as they were in Washington, D.C. for meetings with federal legislators. Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston and St. Armand Supervisor Joyce Morency were also absent.

Blood drive set at ECH ELIZABETHTOWN — There will be a blood drive at Elizabethtown Community Hospital on Tuesday, March 13, from 3 to 7 p.m. The blood drive is being managed by the North Country Regional Blood Center. The main benefit of working with the North Country Regional Blood Center is that donations are processed, stored and used locally — at hospitals throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. Elizabethtown Community Hospital performs blood and platelet transfusions regularly; receiving blood from this center on a daily basis. “I’m certain that our community members are happy to support the organization that allows our hospital to provide this vital service,” Meredith King, RN, said. “By making a donation at our hospital’s blood drives, people are able to help the hospital’s patients — their friends and neighbors — in a very tangible way.”


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Let the Year of the Girl begin


irl Scouts around the world are celebrating the official centennial of their organization Monday, March 12 in what is being touted as the “Year of the Girl.” It was 100 years ago when Juliett Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Ga. Since then, more than 50 million American girls have developed leadership potential in their troops. Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout. The organization has created a family of friends — a sisterhood — that transcends time. And if you’re a Girl Scout, you’re in good company. Here are some famous Americans in the Girl Scout family: •musicians Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow and Mariah Carey; •actresses Dakota Fanning, Lucille Ball (“I Love Lucy”), Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman”) Susan Lucci (“All My Children”) and Mary Tyler Moore; •television personality Martha Stewart; •television anchorwoman Barbara Walters; •syndicated newspaper columnist Ann Landers; •tennis star Venus Williams; •professional race car driver Danica Patrick; •figure skating Olympic gold medalists Peggy Fleming and Dorothy Hamill; •Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court; •former first ladies Laura Bush, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton, who is currently the U.S. Secretary of State. Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, was also a Girl Scout. • and, of course, Willsboro native and Survivor winner Sophie Clarke. Girl Scouts, you are the future leaders of our country in all corners of society, including government, business, education, health, science, sports, media and the arts. Those who are not familiar with Girl Scouts simply know them for their cookies. But Girl Scouts know better. It’s about camaraderie, teamwork, leadership, strength of mind, body and spirit ... and fun. Former Girl Scouts at Denton Publications were eager to share some fond memories of their scouting days, from the 1960s through the 1980s. They remember community service projects, field trips, camping, canoeing and hiking. They learned a lot, and they highly recommend the Girl Scouts to any girl. Joining the Girl Scouts is a great way to get away from the house — with 21st centu-

ry distractions like television, video games, computers and cell phone texting — and into new environments with a wide variety of experiences. It shows girls that there’s more to life than simply going to school and going home. There’s a world out there to explore, and the Girl Scouts can show you the way. For those not familiar with Girl Scouts, here is a quick primer. Like in Boy Scouts, there are different groups based on age: •Girl Scout Daisy, grades K-1 •Girl Scout Brownie, grades 2-3 •Girl Scout Junior, grades 4-5 •Girl Scout Cadette, grades 6-8 •Girl Scout Senior, grades 9-10 •Girl Scout Ambassador, grades 11-12 The mission is to “build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” The motto is “Be prepared.” The slogan, which has been used for 100 years, is “Do a good turn daily.” Girl Scout Promise: On my honor, I will try: To serve God* and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law. And don’t forget that adults can join as leaders and co-leaders. While there are currently 2.3 million American girls in Girl Scouts, there are more than 880,000 adults in leadership roles. The 100th anniversary celebrations are now starting, and there is a variety of activities planned. For example, many local troops are taking part in a nationwide Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Take Action Project called Girl Scouts Forever Green, which is designed to reduce the number of discarded single-use plastic bottles and bags. There are parties, camps and fun runs. The local council — Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York — serves more than 12,000 girls in 15 counties. For more information, visit online at It’s worth visiting the website, if only to take advantage of the Cookie Locator to find a Girl Scout cookie booth near you.

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It isn’t about winning at all cost when a judge ordered TAPPS n a society that values officials to reinstate the team winning above all else, into the tournament and to the students at Beren reschedule the game so as not to Academy, an Orthodox Jewish conflict with the Sabbath. The basketball team from Texas, Kerrville team that was preparshowed the world that faith ing to play Friday night, instead based values still take priorisent wishes of support to Beren ty— even over winning in the Academy players in a sign of state finals. sportsmanship. Beren went on Dan Alexander Last week Beren won their to win that semi-final and endThoughts from game in the quarter finals of Behind the Pressline ed up losing in the state finals the Texas Association of Priby a mere two points. vate and Parochial Schools. So what can we learn from these events in The semi-final game was scheduled to be far off Texas? In a world that seems to have played at 9 p.m. Friday evening. Beren playratcheted up a sense of “my way or the ers, however, observe the Sabbath between highway” attitude, we all need to recognize Friday evening and Saturday evening and the things in life that are most important. will not play basketball during those hours Winning at all cost isn’t everything. How as a sign of obedience to the faith. you win, the way you compete, the self reTwo separate appeals to the TAPPS offispect and honesty you display and respect cials had been denied in the week prior to you have for those you compete against is the game. That denial meant that Beren every bit as important as the ultimate outwould stay home and the team they beat in come. It shouldn’t have taken a judge to inthe quarter finals would go in their place to tercede and TAPPS officials should have play in the semis. TAPPS officials stubbornly amended the game scheduling ruling when held to their plans to have the games played they admitted Beren and other similarly afbased on their pre-arranged schedule and in fected teams into their league. You see the their minds that was the final word. Their league has a strict policy on playing games argument was that Beren knew of the on Sundays, so as not to conflict with the league’s finals scheduling before they Christian Sabbath. Eight of the 200-plus agreed to join the league and were told in schools in TAPPS observe the Sabbath on 2010 that should they ever reach the finals, Saturday. Beren parents, who put together no accommodation would be made for their that civil lawsuit over the objections of the Sabbath Observance. school, didn't do it because they wanted In forcing Beren to forfeit the semi-final their kids to go on a trophy grab. They did it game, the Kerrville Our Lady of the Hill to show their kids that their religion counts High School was given a second chance to and in leveling the playing field, they decontinue their season despite losing to the serve the same chances as anyone else who Beren team the previous week. And in a entered the tournament. Resorting to legel great sign of respect, sportsmanship and just action was the only recourse for the parents, outright class the Beren team sent their best but TAPPS officials, from their own sense of wished for success to the team from Kerfair play, should have looked at the larger rville. Beren school officials accepted the picture long before events reached this level. ruling handed down from TAPPS and At a time when values, ethics and moraliagreed to forfeit. ty seem like lost virtues this simple story reWhat the Beren kids know and underminds us that fairness, good sportsmanship stand, and adults seem to have forgotten, is and a level playing field is something, all that in competition there is something called too often, we take for granted in this counsportsmanship. Being a good sport means try. We expect the field to be level and fair you don’t complain or cry about the breaks when we take the court, but in so many in the game that don’t go your way. ways I fear we are moving further away Scholastic sports should be about teaching from embracing these virtues, and replacing life lessons, how to compete fairly and how them with a very one-sided “it’s all about to be a good sport. Competition is a skill one me and my Needs” type of society. Is winwill use throughout their entire life and ning at all cost really what life is about or is learning how to deal with the up downs on it more about how we choose to live our the field of play is a skill one can apply in lives that is most important? nearly every facet of everyday life. You hope Dan Alexander is publisher at CEO of Denton for a level playing field, put your priorities Publications. He may be reached at dan@denin place and put your skills to the test. On Thursday, Beren was given a reprieve,


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Beware of false charities

Care for the veterans

To the Valley News: I would like to warn the citizens of Essex County to be extremely careful when dealing with telephone calls soliciting funds for any alleged charity. While I cannot speak for other charities, the Essex County Sheriff's Office does not do random calls to solicit funds. The New York State Sheriff ’s Association headquartered in Albany does have one fund raising initiative done by mail. The NYSSA has an honorary membership program for citizens to partner with Sheriffs to aid underprivileged children in our counties. You may receive a mailing asking for a donation to the NYSSA summer camp. This is for a relatively small donation of $25 – this is a legitimate mailing and goes to the children’s summer camp. This drive is underway now. Through the Sheriff ’s Association, each

To the Valley News: Dear Mr. President, Secretary Panetta and U.S. Congressmen: I write this after reading about your plan to raise money this coming year on the backs of veterans and seniors and after calling to acquire my personalized VA Health Benefits Handbook. How pleased I was to read in the media and periodicals about the VA handbook and where to call. I called and because I’m only 40-percent disabled I can expect it in 24-36 months. The lady was kind enough to say the if I were 100-percent disabled then perhaps it would only be a16-24 months wait. Oh but yes, another election year press release! I now have this burning sickness in my stomach about those in charge of those of us that served/gave... my vote is to rethink backing any politician who votes to change the rules on veterans pay, medical and other benefits after they retire. I have 30 years service and now 22 years after my retirement you have raised all retiree’s prescription payments, raised my taxes (veterans were not included in the Bush tax extension done by this Congress). Now after no pay increase for the last few years to a meager military retirement check you have and will continue to raise my Medicare payments over the next few years. In addition, with The President’s proposal to have retired military individuals pay for the supplemental TRICARE for Life (TFL) in 2013 you have broken yet another medical “promise” to us veterans. This is just plain wrong, and NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT. IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WANT SUCH LARGE MEDICAL BILLS – STOP SENDING US TO WAR. It is no longer a matter of what we were promised it is a matter of changing what we had to “settle for” !!! Secretary of Defense Panetta has recommended taking more money from my monthly retirement. This “Appointed professional politician” has hardly ever worked for a non-political dollar, not counting two years in Army Intelligence and five years (1971-1976) in “his” law firm. As a nine term Congressman, I do not have to explain his retirement “FULL PAY” plan for life (untouchable) as his pay keeps going up while he takes mine away. Damn I thought we served together for the same country, equal work – equal pay---what was I thinking? THIS IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT. A veteran’s service to our country meant something to us, but apparently, it does not mean a thing to people like President Obama, his appointed puppet, Secretary Panetta or our Congressmen and women. I guess it only matters when we are required to go to war and upon our return to make them look good in a photo opportunity for the press. While changes may be required to sustain fiscal responsibility it should not be on the backs of those of us that volunteered to defend our country. We had made a "deal" for what we have now. In addition, while the deal is not everything we were promised, any changes should be part of Congressional plans that affect those that have yet to join the Armed Forces or reached that Social Security time in their life. A “fixed” income promised for work done or SS taxes paid should be untouched so we can keep the houses we raised our children in and live a life of no fear as we face this uncertain future. Grandfathering changes earned retirement for those of us who have completed our service to our country, is Politically Correct. With all the bills (gas, heat and food) plus taxes continuing to rise, how do we cope? Please stop hurting the seniors, military and civilian, asour fixed income cannot take it. I thank you the politician for your time--and your service to our country, you can thank us by exempting retired military from any change that affects taking away more of our pay and entitlements. Upon retirement, I asked for nothing more than what you gave me a monthly check, partial medical, no dental, no optical. I DID NOT EVER IN MY MIND THINK YOU WOULD (22 YEARS LATER) ASK FOR SOME OF IT BACK. GOOD LORD I AM 70 YEARS OLD CAN’T YOU LET ME HAVE WHAT I HAVE A FEW MORE YEARS -- THEN I’LL BE GONE. Winfield L. Belanger, CMSgt (ret) Disabled Vietnam Veteran Having served 30 years and 100 days

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telephone salespeople unless you are 100% sure of the appeal. Please remember that your donation to the Sheriff ’s Association helps to support this valuable summer camp for our children. Richard Cutting Essex County Sheriff county in New York is allotted a certain number of slots in the camp. In 2011, Essex County was able to send seven children to a week of summer camp in the Finger Lakes, completely free of charge. This program supports children who, for whatever reason, may never have a chance to go to a summer camp in any other way. If you receive any fund raising concerning Sheriff ’s programs and you are in doubt, do not hesitate to call your local Sheriff and inquire as to the legitimacy of the request. For any other telephone solicitation, it is always a good idea to ask for the information by mail and give yourself time to read and decide – do not yield to high pressure

Thanks for coming to fry To the Valley News: Thank you to everyone for the outstanding support at our two fish fry events. Knights of Columbus Au Sbale Forks Council 2301 Has been active in this community for 90 years and it is due to our Brother Knights and the support the community gives us. If there is any catholic gentleman 18 years or older that would like information about The Knights of Columbus, call 9462554. Thomas McDonald, FS Au Sable Forks Council 2301

School board seeks candidates

Medical scholarship offered

Ping Pong club meets

WESTPORT — The Westport Central School District is seeking a candidate to fill a five-year term vacancy on the Board of Education. The seat is currently held by Dwayne Stevens. Candidates seeking this position must be qualified voters who are able to read and write, a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age, and a resident of the district for at least one year before the election. Petitions are available in the district office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those who would like to be considered as candidates for this term must submit a petition to the district clerk and signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the district. Petitions must be returned to the District office no later than 4 p.m. on April 16. The board of Education election will be held Tuesday, May 15, from noon to 9 p.m. in the lobby outside the Bulles Auditorium. For more information call Jana Atwell, Westport School District clerk at 962-8244.

KEENE VALLEY — The Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) offers a scholarship of $10,000 to a qualifying medical school student working toward an M.D. who is a resident of the Adirondack Park, St. Lawrence, Essex Franklin, Hamilton or Clinton County or has lived in one of those counties for a least two years. The Dr. U. R. Plante Medical Scholarship Fund was endowed by his family to honor a dedicated doctor who spent 56 years practicing medicine in Massena. Having borrowed money from his sister so he could attend the University of Vermont, Dr. Plante understood the difficulty of paying for medical school. He was also concerned that rural areas receive adequate medical services. One condition of the scholarship is that the recipient be willing to return to the Adirondack region or practice in a remote part of the U.S. or another country where doctors are needed, for at least two years. For an application or more information, contact ACT Scholarship Coordinator Andrea Grout 518-523-9904, or visit the website To read a profile on one Plante Scholar, Dr. Darci Beiras, who practices pediatric medicine in Tupper Lake, visit and click on Grants and Scholarships.

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Village at Will Rogers Ping Pong Club will meet the first Tuesday of each month, beginning March 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Lounge at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. All ages and levels are welcome; however, reservations must be made. This event is free. Please call Amy Coddington-Burnett at 891-7117.

Hiking book signing to be held SARANAC LAKE — Authors Russell Dunn and Barbara Delaney will hold a booksigning at noon on Thursday, March 15, in the Cantwell Community Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. The authors will present their book, “Hiking with Winslow Homer and Other Painters: How 19th Century Artists and Their Outdoor Guides Shaped our Vision of the American Wilderness,” and talk about their numerous hiking adventures. The husband-and-wife team has hiked and paddled extensively throughout upstate New York and the Berkshires. Both Dunn and Delaney are authors who have published a number of books pertaining to hiking trails, waterfalls and regional history. Delaney has written for regional journals and has been the cartographer for her husband’s waterfall books. Participants can bring soup or sandwich and a dessert and beverage will be provided by the Refreshment Committee. The Program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 891-4190.

Turkey shoot set WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Fish and Game will be holding a turkey shoot on Sunday, March 11 from noon to 3 p.m. Participants can use rifles, pistols and blackpowder guns at ranges of 50 to 265 yards come by and try to win some food prizes. For more information contact Jim Hotaling at 9637430.

Preservation workshop set SARANAC LAKE — North Country homeowners are invited to attend a meeting to find out how they can save money while making repairs to their older homes. The Preservation League of New York State will present a workshop in Saranac Lake to help homeowners take advantage of a tax credit for repairs to older buildings. Historic Saranac Lake is sponsoring the workshop, which is expected to draw participants from around the region. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at the Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church St., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost for the workshop is $5, and refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling 891-4606 or by email at

Inisheer to host performance SARANAC LAKE —Local Celtic band Inisheer will be performing at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake on Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. Beer, wine, soda, and food will be available at the event. Tickets are available at Borracho Taco, Ampersound, Jrecks Subs, and from members of Whiteface Mt. Masonic Lodge #789, who are sponsoring this Pre-St. Patty's Day concert. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

CAP grants available WESTPORT — Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) grant guidelines and applications are now available. Any arts, historical, preservation or library association, museum or other non-profit organization providing a cultural enrichment program for Essex County residents may apply. The organization must be a member of the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks to apply. If organizations are not currently members, they may become members at any time before the deadline of Friday, March 23. You can download CAP Grant information, guidelines and application on our website and/or ACNA Organization Membership Form here or on the Home page of our website. For more information about the guidelines and to obtain an application please contact Caroline Thompson, Director at Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks at 9628778, or email at

Indoor walking set SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Village at Will Rogers Senior Outing Club and North Country Community College (NCCC) will sponsor indoor walking at the NCCC gymnasium on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. beginning March 8 and ending May 3, except for March 22 due to the college’s spring break. This program is free and will be held to promote safe footing, exercise and companionship to all those over the age of 55. For more information, please call Jenn Grisi at 891-7117 or email her at

Budget input meetings set ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School invites our community to two sessions for the purpose of seeking your valued input and thoughts for the upcoming 2012/2013 school budget. Please join us Wednesday, March 14, at 9 a.m. in the auditorium and at 6 p.m.. in the auditorium.

Fashion show at Community Store WESTPORT — The Community Store is holding a fashion show to preview some of its spring and summer clothing Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are looking for women and girls (and a few good men) to model the new fashions. People can call the Store at 354-8173, leave a note on Facebook or stop by the store on Main Street.

New website for local magazine JAY— Adirondack Life magazine is pleased to present its new website,, featuring articles from the print magazine, plus blogs, slide shows, a searchable events calendar and more.

Quilters to meet ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Quilters will meet on March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Elizabethtown Community Hospital conference room. Call 873-2652 for more information.

Bowling tournament in Willsboro WILLSBORO — On Saturday, March 10, there will be a Two-Person 9-Pin Tournament held at the Willsborough Bowling Center. Shifts will be held at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. with pre-registration recommended as space is limited. The cost of bowling will be $20 per bowler/$40 per team. All proceeds from the registration fees will be donated to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA). A Silent Auction and 50/50 raffles will be held throughout the day with all proceeds being donated to the Hope Lodge in Burlington. For more information please contact Krissy Leerkes at 572-0315 or the Willsborough Bowling Center at 963-8983.

Run seeks volunteers ELIZABETHTOWN — The organizers of the 32nd annual Doc Lopez Run For Hope are looking for participants, either competing or volunteering. They are looking to cover water stations between Keene and Elizabethtown and for finish line staff. Call Susie Allott at 962-4898 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for more information.

Volleyball tourney set WESTPORT — The Westport Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a volleyball tournament on Friday, March 9 at the Westport Central School Gymnasium starting at 5 p.m. Teams must be registered by Thursday, March 8, at 4 p.m. Teams must consist of three males and three females, no regular subbing. $5 each for students, $10 each for adults. For registration forms and rules please visit or stop by the Westport Central School office.

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Sayward Continued from page 1 “This has been truly the best experience I have ever had in my life,” Sayward said in Plattsburgh at the Legislative Breakfast Friday, March 2, a day after announcing her retirement. “It hasn’t always been easy, but it has been rewarding. “We have done so many things, but the most significant thing I ever did was to become the first Republican to sign for the same-sex marriage bill.” Sayward, 67, served a decade as Willsboro Town Supervisor before being elected to the 113th Assembly District in 2002. The district covers Hamilton and Warren counties, most of Essex County and part of Saratoga County. She spoke with family recently, including her husband Kenneth, with whom she celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary, and decided it was the right time for her to retire. She will step down at the end of the year. “Teresa, you are leaving us wanting more,” said North Country Chamber of

Replacements Continued from page 1 “Trust me, I didn’t know that this was going to hap-

Commerce President Garry Douglas. Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, RPeru, of the 114th Assembly District, called it a bittersweet day and a huge loss for the North Country. She said she and Sayward have been friends since they were teenagers. Duprey also supported the same-sex marriage bill. “She is one of the most respected members of the Assembly by both parties that sit in those chambers,” Duprey said. State Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, said she began admiring Say- Teresa Sayward speaks at the legislative breakfast in Plattsward’s career when the latter was a burgh March 2 about her decision to retire from the assembly. Photo by Stephen Bartlett supervisor in Willsboro. “She is a tremendous representawe do,” Sayward said. “There is a lot of powtive of the issues of this constituency,” Little er when people come together.” said. “I think she is going to be a tremendous Sayward has been extremely pleased with advocate for the North Country in a differGov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. The ent way.” most important thing, she said, is to work in Sayward is not going away. The Adirona non-partisan way to push New York fordack Park still needs a strong voice, she said. ward. “If we don’t come together for a single “I knew when I took this job I would know purpose, we won’t be successful in anything when it was time to leave,” Sayward said.

pen at that time,” Douglas said jokingly. “But it is something that I would have to consider at this point.” Douglas said that his top

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two concerns are for his family and his constituents in Jay and Essex County if he decided to run for the Assembly seat. “We are all still recovering from the floods, so I do have to look at that,” Douglas said. “There are other concerns, but my family and the constituents are at the top.” Douglas said that he will most likely make a decision after a March vacation with his family. Warren County Chairman Dan Stec, a Republican, said that he received a call March 1 from Sayward informing him of her decision. “I have expressed interest that I would be inclined to run for her seat,” Stec said. “I do not think that I am as much on the fence about it as other people are.” Stec said that he was inter-

“Thank you all very much for making this ride I had a very pleasant and wonderful experience.” Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randall “Randy” Douglas, a Democrat from the town of Jay, is strongly considering a run at Sayward’s seat. “I have enjoyed working with Teresa,” he said. “She is a tremendous leader and I will miss her dearly.” Sayward refused to play politics, and she didn’t care what party an individual belonged to, he said. “I am honestly considering a run but no decision will be made until I thoroughly discuss the pros and cons of a run with my family,” Douglas said. He plans to have those discussions in the next few weeks. “One of the biggest items weighing on my decision is to make certain that my town of Jay and Essex County constituents’ needs for recovery from Irene are still able to be met, as a possible campaign would be very time consuming.”

Randy Douglas, center, with Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer and North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi. Photo by Keith Lobdell ested in the position 10 years ago, when he was a member of the Queensbury town council. “I was encouraged to take some time and get some more experience,” Stec said. “I took that advice to heart and have now served as the Queensbury supervisor and chairman of the county board for the last two years. I feel that I now have that experience.”

Scozzafava, who lost to Sayward in the Republican primary 10 years ago, said he isn’t necessary “on the fence,” but he does have to give another run some thought. “I’ve been there, done that,” Scozzafava said. “I’m contemplating it. It’s a huge commitment. I certainly feel like I would be an effective Assemblyman.” The Moriah supervisor

said he would make up his mind after talking to his family and weighing the town and county issues before him. Like Douglas, his town was hit hard in 2011 by spring flooding and Tropical Storm Irene, causing damage to much of the town infrastructure. Even so, Scozzafava’s not quite the “altar boy” in the minds of some Republicans, he said, after endorsing Democrats Andrew Cuomo for governor and Bill Owens for Congress. Although he lost to Sayward in 2002, Scozzafava has nothing but kind words to say about her and the “approachable” style as Assemblywoman. “Those are going to be big shoes to fill there,” he said. (Andy Flynn contributed to this story.)

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Marvin Continued from page 1 Mitchell described Connor as, “anxious” to get the surgery started when they arrived at the hospital. He was even more tense when the scheduled midnight operation time was pushed back over four hours. “We got the call that the operation was going to happen around 11:30 a.m.,” Smitty said. “We thought that the operation was going to happen around midnight, but as we have found out, the time table on something like this can get pushed back, and we went down about 4:30 a.m.” Marvin said this was the third time that they were informed of a potential heart that would match Connor. “They wanted the perfect, right one, so they waved the first two off,” Marvin said. “You get nervous because the hospital here only does 12-16 heart transplants a year, and they just waved off two, but the doctors are saying that this heart is a great match, and it is strong.” Family and friends had been tracking Connor ’s developing story on Facebook, where both he and his father, Walter “Smitty” Marvin III, left updates. At about 1 a.m., Connor posted the following message of Facebook: “Thanks for all the love guys! I'll do great and pull through for all of you...

Connor Marvin in his school photo No one has to worry though cause I've got this one. For my friends, family, supporters..., this one’s for you.” Seven hours later, his father sent out this message: “That's it. We have a heartbeat. We are on our way. Look out world my boys are back!” “He is in ICU and the surgeon said that the heart is very strong,” Mitchell said. “He told us that everything turned out okay.” Marvin has been at the Boston Children’s Hospital through all of 2012 and into last year, when he returned for a brief visit home during the holidays, awaiting a heart transplant needed due

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“These 10 short films are the cream of the crop from around the world,” Reuther said. “Last year, we showed the five Oscar-nominated live-action short films and they were a big hit with our audience. This year we're offering both.” On March 31, “Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times,” will be shown. Local editor Lois Clermont will introduce this movie and answer questions afterward. On April 14, the Society will show, “The Descendents,” which was the Golden Globe winner for best pic-

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"The community has helped us a lot getting clothes and aid," Alex said. "It has been pretty bizarre and hectic since, but we have made a transition. My friends have been great, and we would not have a lot of things if it were not for our classmates, the faculty and the community." "It was huge that my classmates would help out the way that they did," Moira said. "It has meant so much to out family and to me." On the night of the fire, Alex Steele said that he awoke to the smell of the smoke and the sound of popping from the fire. "My room is right under the kitchen, where the fire was, so I think that is why I heard and smelt it first," he said. He then woke his sister and punched out a window that allowed them to get onto their back porch roof, from where they jumped to the ground. "Just as she jumped, the windows in the kitchen just popped," Alex said. "We were lucky to get out when we did." The Steele's then went to their landlords, Jerry Sherman, where the call was made to 911. ELIZABETHTOWN — A Westport senior was honored by the Essex County Board of Supervisors for his actions that got his sister out of their burning house in February. Westport Supervisor Daniel Connell was joined by Essex County Emergency Services Director Don Jaquish and Westport Fire Chief James Westover at the beginning of the March 5 meeting to present a resolution to Alex Steele, a senior at Westport Central School, for his actions in getting him and sister, Moira, out of their home Feb. 8. "It's very nice, but I happened to be the one that woke up first," Steele said. "Initially, I was not sure what was happening, but the smoke was so thick that I knew something was wrong. I went to her room and slapped her feet like I would any morning, but this was a little more urgent." "I think that it is lovely that they are honoring him," Moira said. The county resolution passed to honor Steele is one of three planned, with accolades also being prepared by the Westport Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of West-

Alex Steele, right, shakes hands with Westport Volunteer Fire Deaprtment Chief James Westover, who is joined by Westport Supervisor Daniel Connell and Essex County Emergency Services Director Don Jaquish help to present Steele with a citation for his actions in getting he and his sister out of their home in the early morning hours of Feb. 8. Photo by Keith Lobdell port. "It is such a pleasure to be here with this young man and to recognize his actions,' Connell said.

Steele said that the family has been adjusting to life following the fire, and have received a lot of help from their peers and community.

Annual Dr. Thomas Tanneberger Memorial tourney set for March 17 WESTPORT — The glory days will again be relived for many Westport alums as they come together to pay tribute to one of their own for the 33rd year. The annual Dr. Thomas Tanneberger Alumni Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday, March 17, at the Westport Central School gymnasium, with game starting at 1 p.m. The format will consist of four men’s alumni teams and two women’s alumni teams which will be mixed. In the past, the men’s team were set based on the decade in which an alumnus had graduated. Play begins with the first men’s game at 1 p.m., followed by the second game at

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Along with the hoops, there will also be the annual Westport Volunteer Fire Departments Spaghetti Dinner, starting at 5 p.m. Alumni interested in playing in the tournament should register by calling Jeff and Carol Schwoebel at 962-8567. Player sign-in will be held on Friday night, March 16, with an open shoot-around from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gym and again starting at noon on Saturday, March 17. A $25 fee per player includes a t-shirt and invitation for two for a post-tournament gathering. For more information, visit the website

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Obituaries Feb. 20, 2012 Loretta Baxter, a lifelong Westport resident, departed this life on Monday Feb. 20, 2012 well along in her 94th year. To those of use who grew up knowing her, she was a legend in her own time. Born in Cheever to Louis and Della (Bigalow) Stevenson, she was raised on the farm her great-grandfather owned and worked, in the house her father built. For some years after her marriage to Leo Grover Baxter of Port Henry, they raised their three children Allen, Marilyn, and Nancy there. She will be sorely missed at the Westport Federated Church which she attented faithfully for many years. As her “duty driver” on Monday mornings, I always marveled at the fact that she would appear at the door with a big smile on her face, despite the fact that she had long since outlived her husband and two of her children. She would remind me that you “just have to get on with it,” which is what Marilyn is doing as we speak. As with most old-time farm families, Loretta has many happy memories of growing up in Westport ice fishing in the winter from the shanty her mother would personally haul out onto the ice with the horses to exactly the spot where the smelt would bite the best; catching bullhead in the spring time

at night down at “the march” by the light of a huge bonfire on shore. She, her brother Franklin, and her sister, Grace Smith, all acquired a penchant for mischief from mother Della , who would, so the story goes, sneak down to that same march before the season opened, catch a basket full of bull head and skin and clean them on site, and take the back way home so as to avoid any game wardens. For a woman who would have to stand on her toes to reach five feet tall, she reportedly held her own very well on the women’s basketball team as a student at Westport Central School. In her adult years, she bowled well and regularly at the VFW in Moriah with her sister-in-law, Hazel Stevenson. She worked for many years in the kitchen of Moses-Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga. Her father drove the school bus. One day, as fate would have it, the school superintendent passed the bus and took note of the fact Loretta, her cousin Clara Smith, and cousin Helen Stevenson were all sitting in cousin Norman Stevenson’s lap. Louis thought he might loose his job over that, but the superintendent took it in good humor, and Loretta loved to tell the story. Condolences may be sent to Marilyn Baxter at 5068 NYS Route 9N, Westport, N.Y., 12993.

Doc Lopez Run for Hope March 17 ELIZABETHTOWN — The 32nd Annual Doc Lopez Run for Hope which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will take place on Saturday, March 17. The event is named for Westport veterinarian Robert “Doc” Lopez, an avid and tireless runner who initiated this event. The 12.1 mile course begins at the Community Center in Keene, (near Junction of NY Routes 9N and 73) and finishes at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. The 5K race course is an out-and-back course beginning and ending at the Eliza-

WHALLONSBURG — On Saturday, March 10, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Elizabethtown Social Center will host a fundraiser to help support the spring musical, “Footloose,” with the “Almost Paradise” Dance at the Whallonsburg Grange. The dance will feature live music by the Wyant Band and the vocal trio, “Ya Got Treble.” Tickets are $12 for one/$20 for a couple and refreshments (punch, coffee, homemade desserts) are included in the ticket price. Suggested dress is formal/fun/funky. For more information, call the Social Center at 873-6408.

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Musicians to perform WILLSBORO — Willsboro Coffee house will be presenting local musicians Chuck Moynan, Colleen Blanchard and Donald Vicaro on Saturday, March 10, featuring songs old and new at the Congregational church, Route 22, Willsboro at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Refreshments will be available. For information call 963-7772.

Lecture series set WADHAMS — The Wadhams Free Library Wednesday night Lecture Series continues on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. with an illustrated talk, “Revitalizing Our Communities: It's Not All about Money,” by Sharon Reynolds, Executive Director of PRIDE of Ticonderoga. Admission is free. For information, call 962-8717.


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AuSable Valley Students to bring ‘Wizard of Oz’ to the school stage By Katherine Clark CLINTONVILLE — Audience members are sure to be taken down a “yellow brick road” of adventure as the students of Au Sable Valley Central School perform the 1939 classic film, “The Wizard of Oz” March 15 through the 18. “We try to bring an element of professional theater here for the students and for the audience,” Diane White, Special Education teacher at AVCS and dance choreographer for the play, said. “There will be at least 100 costumes, flying actors, lights and dedicated actors to bring this story to life.” The play contains a cast of 60 students and a crew of 10 students from the elementary through high school. It will be held at the AuSable Central School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on March 15, 16, and 17, and a 2:30 p.m. showing on Sunday, March 18. Lead characters in the play are Amanda Hamilton as Dorothy, Emma Healfgot as the Wicked Witch of the West, Teesha Coolidge as Glenda the Good Witch, Cody Langley as Scare Crow, Noah Lawrence as Tin Man, and Sebastion Pray as the Cowardly Lion.

White said the story was more of a challenge to bring to the stage since it was a movie made into a play and unlike the plays done in the past. “Unlike most of our plays the ‘Wizard of Oz’ was a play adapted from a movie so there were many staging challenges,” White said. “Most people know this story through the movie and what our students are doing is adapting it for the audience.” Healfgot said the challenge of bringing her “wicked” character to life was an exciting task. “At first I wasn’t sure where to bring her, I don’t consider myself a mean person, but with practice and time I’ve been working on the character,” Healfgot said. “I took her from the character I grew up with to be a frightening witch with a twist of dark humor.” The play will be packed full of airborne stunts, pyrotechnics and lights, Collier said. The students have working with Flight by Foy, a Las Vegas based production company that manufactures flying harnesses and equipment to allow the actors to “fly.” “The crew began practicing with our students this week, working on safety, landing

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Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy hears North Country mandate concerns, issues By Keith Lobdell LAKE PLACID — Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy listened to the concerns over state mandates from local taxpayers and officials during the State Mandate Relief Committee public hearing at the Lake Placid Convention Center March 2. “This is an incredibly important aspect of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's program to have this committee and host these public hearings,” Duffy said. “These issues have been kicked down the road for far too long, and we want to hear from you and take the time to hear your concerns and bring them back to the committee.” Duffy and his panel, which included state senator Betty Little along with Assemblywomen Janet Duprey and Teresa Sayward, listened to testimony from those who asked to speak, and then asked questions of each person who spoke. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall said that he felt state mandates were hurting his ability to keep jobs and balance a budget, stating that the village employee rolls had gone from 90-plus employees to around 75. “I want to say that is a win, but it really is not,” Randall said. “These are all jobs that people need to support their families in this economy. The ability to remain successful with our budgets is going to have a lot to do with controlling our costs.” Clinton County Legislature Chairman James Langley, Jr., said that while probation and other mandates concerned him, he was hopeful that the hearings would

New York State Lt .Gov. Robert Duffy, right, sits next to state senator Betty Little during the mandate relief committee public hearing in Lake Placid March 2. Photo by Keith Lobdell bring about results. “I am thankful for this process and believe that it will produce results,” Langley, Jr. said. Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Jay head administrator Randy Douglas said that he hoped something would happen, because running government has become increasingly difficult. “We are struggling in Essex County to make it an affordable place for the people who love it here to live,” Douglas said. He then turned the microphone over the Vice Chairman and North Elba Supervisor

Roby Politi. “New York State cannot continue to pass off costs to the county budgets,” Politi said. Politi and Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer brought up the issue of the county paying for busing services for Head State programs. “Why is a county in the education business,” Politi said. “Why is this not being done by the people who have the expertise on this matter.” “We would like to contract out with the schools, but we can't,” Palmer said. Palmer also brought up the need for

Medicaid relief. “For every man, woman and child in the county, I have to allocate $171 per year, per person,” Palmer said. “The new cap that the Governor has proposed is a good step, but this year it will only result in a one-penny savings on my tax rate.” Palmer also said that he was concerned with the state and counties being on different fiscal years, because it leads to reductions from the state funding in the middle of the county budget year. “I wish that there was some rule that said you cannot reduce my funding during my fiscal year,” Palmer said. “We need to know when we build a budget that the revenue that we are anticipating is the revenue that we are going to get.” Franklin County officials said that they were committed to the two-percent tax cap, but that it was not easy. “Our decisions to reduce costs and live within the tax cap were extremely difficult ones,” Franklin County Legislator Gordon Crossman said. “We recognize the efforts of the Governor to reduce property taxes. But without mandate relief, there are going to be increasing concerns to the counties.” “There are places that are different because they chose to be very fiscally responsible before the tax cap and now it feels that they are being penalized for that,” Warren County Chairman and Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec said. “Mandate relief is linked together as part of this process. We have two mandates that by themselves that are putting us above the two-percent tax cap. You put our nine mandates all together, and you are looking at double the tax cap.”

Village of Saranac Lake hires trustee McEneany as new fire driver By Andy Flynn SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Village Board members Feb. 29 hired outgoing Trustee John McEneany as the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s newest paid fire driver. It is not clear when McEneany would

start at the fire department, but it will most likely be after March. “I would personally prefer to fill out my term,” McEneany said at the meeting. If he started before April 1, he would have to resign as a village trustee. After McEneany failed to win the Republican nod earlier this year for a re-election bid, he decided not to run as an Inde-

pendent. His four-year term ends at the end of March. Board members gave Village Manager John Sweeney approval to appoint McEneany as the fire driver provisionally upon passing the Civil Service test “and

scoring properly. “ His salary will be about $30,000, according to Sweeney. McEneany’s hire will bring the fire department to full strength with a total of five drivers.


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ecently, I received a press release from Wildlife Forever regarding the Top Ten Threats invasive species present to the sporting community. Wildlife Forever is the conservation arm of the North American Hunting Club and the North American Fishing Club, organizations that have long focused their advocacy efforts on the needs of the bait and bullet crowd. Although they remain largely, grassroots group, their scope is national, and with over 1.3 million members, they have considerable clout. Although sportsmen, and women have always been a rather independent demographic by nature, many have joined in their effort to advocate for sporting issues over the years. It’s quite common to find a NAHC/NAFC sticker placed adjacent to a ‘Ban the APA’ sticker, on a beat-up, old pickup, As a component of Wildlife Forever's mission to conserve America's wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and the management of fish and wildlife, they have recently announced a new, national ‘Wanted Dead, Not Alive’ campaign. The campaign is intended to alert anglers, hunters and other outdoor travelers that prevention is the most effective method to combat the spread of invasive species. It’s no secret that sportsmen and women are in the field and on the waters more regularly than almost any other user group. Whether during the hunting seasons, fishing season, ice fishing season, or simply while out on a scouting expedition, the sporting community has long had its eyes, ears and boots on the ground for conservation. As a result, it is vitally important for the sporting community to understand and comprehend the potential for drastic change that invasive species may bring to our treasured outdoor heritage. "I realize if we continue to do nothing, stand by and only watch, the alternative is too grim to contemplate," explained Doug Granny, President of Wildlife Forever. "I'd hate to think I left my boys and grandson with the knowledge I gave away their wildlife heritage simply because I sat by and watched it happen, doing nothing to prevent it." Many will ask, “What can be done? It’s obvious we’ve already been overrun by invasive species.” Although they may be correct in one respect, now is not the time to give up the

ship. More than ever, the effort to combat the spread of invasive species will require the continued vigilance and conscientious efforts of the sporting community, especially in light of a recent NYSDEC decision to loosen ballast water standards for ships traveling along the St. Lawrence Seaway and into the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes have a long history of dealing with invasive species, with over 170 non-indigenous species currently inhabiting the region. The majority of these invaders were transported from regional, and global sources, including Zebra and Quagga Mussels, Eurasian Milfoil, Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia and Round Gobies. Sometimes, it’s just not possible to pass down a familiar, old fly rod, or a well worn, Winchester to the next generation. However we all have the opportunity, and corresponding responsibility, to pass along an appreciation of the outdoors. We must also ensure the environment we pass along remains as vibrant and viable for future generations, as it was when we first inherited it. Outdoor travelers can no longer afford to remain reactive in the effort to confront this issue. All user groups must work together in a proactive process to eradicate current threats, and to prevent their continued introduction. The following is a short list of the Top Ten Invasive Species Threats to the Future of the Adirondack Hunting and Fishing Heritage. I’ve also included one extra, for good measure.

Turkey Shoot to be held WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Fish and Game Club will hold a turkey shoot on March 11 from noon-3 p.m. Participants can use rifles, pistols and black powder to win food prizes from 50 to 265 yards. For more information call Jim Hotaling at 963-7430.

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Traditional Anglican Worship. Fr. David Ousley, Vicar and Rev. Patti Johnson, Deacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. - Healing Prayer and Holy Eucharist. Sun. - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Phone 518 834-9693 United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday at 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. at 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. BLOOMINGDALE Pilgrim Holiness Church - 14 Oregon Plains Rd., 8913178, Rev. Daniel Shumway - Sunday: Morning Worship 11am, Sunday School 10am, Evening Service 6:30 pm; Wednesday: Prayer Service 7 pm. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 grade 6. Nursery service Email: ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Joseph Elliott, Pastor. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School 10:15 AM, Pre School Play Group Thursdays 1011:30 AM Sept.-May. web page: St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m. JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.,

Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 523-2200. Email: St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 27 through September 12. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 5764711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study - Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: Email: Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email: LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday.

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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, St. Eustace Episcopal Church - Worship services Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Prayers; Wednesday 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing 2450 Main St., LP, 523-2564, St. Agnes Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m., Sunday masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 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, 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 LEWIS Elizabethtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses - Rt. 9 West, Lewis, NY. Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Theocratic Ministry School & Service Meeting. For further information contact 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: PORT HENRY Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship - Adult Sunday School 9:00-10:00 a.m., Coffee fellowship 10:00-10:30 a.m.; Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.; Nursery and 3-6 Sunday School provided during worship service; VOICE Youth Group for teens; Variety of bible studies and groups available that meet weekly. FREE community movie night the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. Visit our website to see what is showing 6 Church St., (518) 546-4200,, Pastor Tom Smith. 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., Sunday Mass 7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Father Mark Reilly, Pastor, 27 St. Bernard Street, SL, 891-4616, Episcopal Church of St. Luke - 136 Main St., SL, 891-3605. Sunday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00


1.) Zebra & quagga mussels Wanted dead for devastating the food chain, reducing fish populations, destroying spawning habitat, encrusting boats and docks, and wreaking havoc on fishing opportunities. 2.) Hydrilla & eurasian watermilfoil Wanted dead for limiting access for boating, fishing and waterfowl hunting; dense beds destroying sport fish spawning grounds; out competing native plants and, once mature, degrading fishing, swimming and boating opportunities. 3.) Didymo, aka rock snot Wanted dead for smothering food sources for trout and salmon; covering spawning habitat and insect life with an ugly ooze and wreaking havoc on fishing and access. 4.) Emerald ash borer Wanted dead for destroying 100 million ash trees, creating loss of habitat and fire zones imperiling wildlife, humans and property. At stake, 7.5 billion trees and the potential to produce thousands of black ash, Adirondack packbaskets 5.) Giant garlic hogweed Wanted dead for crowding out native species and producing a toxic sap, which can cause severe skin irritation and even blindness. Presence of the plant can severely limit recreational opportunities, and endanger public health. 6.) Spiny and fish hook waterfleas Wanted dead for eliminating productive fish habitat and angling opportunities by voraciously feeding on zooplankton and fouling fishing lines and lures. Due to their sharp spines, smaller fish do not prey upon them, and populations reproduce rapidly. 7.) Alewife Wanted dead for overforaging freshwater lakes, including Lake Champlain. With few predators, alewives have been responsible for a decline and extinction of many native fish species by decreasing zooplankton, and preying on the eggs and larvae of other fish species, including smelt, salmon and lake trout. 8.) Viral hemorrhagic septicemia Wanted dead for spreading an infectious fish disease that has resulted in massive die-offs of over 50 species of freshwater fish. Current NYS laws restricting the transportation of fish were enacted to prevent the spread of VHS, following massive fish dieoffs on the St. Lawrence River. 9.) Feral hogs Wanted dead for wanton destruction of habitat; consumption of acorns and mast denying essential food from deer, wild turkey and grouse; eating eggs of ground nesting birds; killing fawns and maliciously uprooting riparian areas. 10.) Japanese Knotweed Wanted dead as one of the worst invasive exotics in the eastern United States. With a root system that can damage buildings and roads, the plant grows in thick, dense colonies that crowd out indigenous species such as ferns and berry bushes, especially in riparian areas. Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

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

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Miracle on Saranac Lake ice: Red Storm advance to Division II semis By Tim Follos SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake’s boys varsity hockey team is one win away from playing for the state championship thanks to a rally for the ages. The Red Storm advanced in the Division II boys hockey playoffs by overcoming a twogoal deficit late in the game and then edging the Queensbury Spartans, 6-5, in overtime. Junior forward Matt Phelan scored the game-winner on a rebound, triggering an unrestrained celebration by the Red Storm and by the hometown crowd that filled the sold-out Saranac Lake Civic Center. “It’s total elation right now,” said Saranac Lake boys varsity hockey coach Will Ellsworth, speaking over the joyful noise of his locker room. “We are absolutely sky high. We have a great opportunity. This is the second time in school history that we’ve made the New York State final four. Two very good hockey teams playing in this kind of atmosphere – it was absolutely incredible.” The Red Storm started the offensive fire-

Members of the Saranac Lake boys varsity hockey team rush to the ice to celebrate their 6-5 win over Queensbury. The Red Storm trailed, 5-3, heading into the third period and by one in the final two minutes. Photo by Tim Follos

works early, with Grant Strack tallying on a power play 2:53 into the first period, assisted by Devin Darrah and Phelan. The Spartans quickly pulled ahead on goals by Brandon Edwards (5:31) and Joey Moore (6:16), but Saranac Lake’s Kyle Dora scored on an unassisted goal with 1:04 remaining in the period to tie the score at 2-2. Darrah scored his first goal of the game 3:53 into the second period, assisted by Matt Phelan and Bradley Shumway, and Saranac Lake held a 3-2 lead for all of 31 seconds before Queensbury freshman Ben Willows put home a shot to tie the game. Queensbury’s John Countryman and Brad Willow scored the next two goals to give the Spartans a 5-3 edge at the end of the second period. “We believed: that was our theme going into the third period,” said Ellsworth. “We can come back from two down and we can score in bunches. We’ve done it throughout the season.” 29 seconds into the third period Darrah scored his second goal, unassisted, on a shortRed Storm captains Devin Darrah and Kyle Dora stand with the rehanded play. gional championship trophy. Photo by Tim Follos

The game remained scoreless nearly 14 minutes, and it looked like time was going to run out on the Red Storm, but with just 1:26 left in the contest Saranac Lake’s Quinn Urquhart deflected a Bradley Shumway shot into the goal to deadlock the game, 5-5. Both teams had plenty of good scoring opportunities throughout the game, and that continued in the overtime period. It was a back-and-forth contest that could have easily gone either way, and with less than two minutes left in regulation the Red Storm looked likely to lose. Red Storm goalie Blake Darrah turned away seven shots in overtime and 34 in the

game; Spartans goalie Rob Orban had five saves in overtime and 30 in the game. As Queensbury coach Dean Williams said, “They cashed in on one more opportunity than we did. They buried their late chance; we didn’t. It was just a good game.” After numerous near-misses, Saranac Lake junior forward Matt Phelan broke the tie 3:56 into sudden death. “Our last goal was generated by a shot by Kyle Dora on the right point,” said Ellsworth. “Matty Phelan was right in front of the net to knock it home. He shook loose, got off his check, and he worked his way free to get the rebound.” Williams said that Saranac Lake’s Devin Darrah was the difference in the game. “He is willing to put the team on his shoulders, and he did. He did it in the sectional final, and he did it today,” Williams said. “He has great hands and he makes people miss. He sees the ice very well and he can control any pass that’s give to him. But he’s not their only player.” Williams said Dora, Strack and Phelan played particularly well for the Storm. Will Ellsworth agreed that Darrah was the difference in the game. “He’s obviously one of the best players in New York State right now,” Ellsworth said. “They tried to contain him and they weren’t able to. The puck’s like a magnet on his stick. He’s been a difference all season. He has close to 70 points in 23 games.” Saranac Lake improved to 15-7-1 on the year with the win. The Red Storm will travel to Utica to play Oswego at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, in the Division II state semifinal game.

Grant Strack skates in on the Queensbury defense. Strack scored the opening goal for the Red Storm.

Former Westport girls coach to be inducted in state Basketball HOF By Tim Follos WESTPORT — How do you create an unbeatable machine? “There’s no secret,” explains former Westport girls basketball coach Tom Beauvais. “The thing that was important to me was developing athletes and developing kids. You have to teach self-esteem so that they feel good about themselves and you have to make sure they’re responsible: that they know what their roles are on their team and are responsible to their teammates, and everybody has a responsibility.” Beauvais, 66, will be inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame on March 18 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The statistics and records Westport’s girls hoops teams compiled during Beauvais’ 1986-2002 tenure are eye-popping: 162 straight wins in league play, 15 consecutive league titles, 13 sectional titles between 1988 and 2002. Beauvais coached in two state championship games and set a Section VII record for the most wins by a girls varsity hoops coach. Eight girls who played for Beauvais scored more than 1,000 points, 10 played college basketball and three earned Division I scholarships. Beauvais is also widely credited with helping athletes from throughout the region go on to play college basketball through his role in creating a trailblazing Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) club. Beauvais said he built Westport’s program by focusing on

the basics – strength, conditioning and fundamental basketball skills – and by creating a role on the team for each child and making sure they all felt they were a part of the team. “Some players played more, some players played less, but every child would play – that was very important,” said Beauvais. “We never substituted anyone because of offense. We substituted people who were not participating in the team defense. “We kept everything simple,” he recalled. “The offenses were simple offenses; the defense was man-to-man, with a lot of help.” Despite his emphasis on simplicity and fundamentals, Beauvais also wasn’t averse to using higher-level strategies. “Our presses were man-to-man, and we used a lot of zone concepts in man-to-man pressing, but any good team is able to handle pressure, so we had to use different pressure points. We would pressure different points on the court in different situations.” Regarding the launch of his pioneering AAU team in the mid-’90s, Beauvais said, “One of our players wanted to excel and go on to play college basketball. That player had to drive all the way to Albany [to play AAU ball], and we just said, ‘It’s time that we get an AAU program for our kids.’ “We just felt that the kids needed this opportunity. We started that program and had over 20 kids from it – from all over – go on to play college basketball. One, Missy West, played for Duke University, the national champion. “We would play from March to mid-July, and college coaches would follow our program from gym to gym. At

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ELIZABETHTOWN — High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care and the Alzheimer ’s Disease Assistance Center are co-sponsoring a series of Caregiver Stress Reduction Workshops. The second of the three workshops will be held on Tuesday, March 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hand House on River Street in Elizabethtown. For further information and to register please call Joan Lilly at 942-6513 or Kenna LaPorte at 564-3770. If you need someone to be with your loved one, call 569-5887.

KEENE — Author John Slade will be speaking on his book, “Climate Change and the Ocean,” on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Keene Central School auditorium. Slade’s book is available at local libraries and through There is no charge for the lecture, which is being presented as the senior project of KCS student Anna Kowanko.

GOP candidate to be in Lewis LAKE PLACID — Matt Doheny is hosting

times these coaches were cheering our kids on. That’s one of those things you look back on and say, wow. Isn’t that great for our kids?” It’s a common belief that single-minded, year-round focus on basketball is the surest route to success on the hardwood, but Beauvais disagrees. “I was the school’s athletic director and I wanted our kids to play all sports,” he said. “They played softball; they played soccer. We tried to develop athletes and tie all the sports together so that we had a great physical education program and a great year-round athletic program – and we did. The number of championships that small school won is outstanding.” Looking back and considering the highlights, Beauvais opts to focus on the present rather than the memories. “To be honest with you, the biggest thing is seeing these players go on in life and be successful and give back something to their communities – because of what it meant to them to be an athlete – and a great number of them all throughout the country that are doing this,” he said. After giving so much to the young people of his own community, Beauvais, who still lives in Westport, says he’s now focused on spending as much time with his family as he can. When he spoke with the Valley News, he had just returned from coaching his grandson’s hockey practice in Saranac Lake. “Right now I’m not coaching any basketball at all,” he said. “I’m just spending a lot of time with my grandkids – and enjoying it immensely.”

a “Doughnuts with Doheny” event at 9 a.m., March 10, at the Lewis Fire Hall, 18 Firehouse Lane in Essex County.

Square dance to benefit arts KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends of the Arts presents the Third Annual Community Square Dance Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at Keene Central School. Caller Jeremy Clifford from Essex, Celtic fiddler Malcolm Sanders from Burlington, Vt., and Tristan Henderson from the Celtic band Atlantic Crossing on guitar and mandolin will enter-

tain all ages with an evening of traditional Irish and French-Canadian music and dancing. All dances will be taught. Suggested donation is $5; students are free. Come early for a Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $6 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds will benefit the Four Winds Nature Program. Four Winds offers elementary students real hands-on science-based lessons that raise awareness and understanding of the natural world. For more information, call Hannah Smith at 576-4256 or visit East Branch Friends of the Arts on Facebook.

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Warriors knock out Wildcats for boys Class D title By Keith Lobdell PLATTSBURGH — The Willsboro Warriors made their free throws in the fourth quarter to capture the Section VII/Class D championship against the Schroon Lake Wildcats March 3. “I’m just speechless right now,” said Clayton Cross, who scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half. “I have had a lot of confidence in the sectionals, and it is because my team has been there to support me. “When you are on fire like Clayton is, it is fun to watch,” Clay Sherman, who scored 12 said. “It’s a big relief to finally win a sectional title for Willsboro because we have had so many chances in soccer and basketball its good to finally get one.” “It’s about time things went right for these kids,” head coach Jim Spring said. “They never got rattled today and they kept playing their game. They have been in so many of these where it has not gone there way, I am so proud of them.” The Warriors hit 14-of-21 free throws in the final period, and did not need the buzzer beaters that they had in the first three periods. Cross hit a buzzer beater off a baseline inbounds pass to end the first period. He also end-


ed the second with a long two off an assist from Sherman, ending the half with 12. Dakota Sayward then ended the third on a last-second inbounds play to give the Warriors a 28-26 lead heading into the final period. “It was such a confidence booster to score at the end of each of those periods,” Sayward, who scored eight points all in the second half, said. “I was struggling from the free throw line ear-

lier in the game, but I knew late that they needed to go in, so after the first one was good, that gave me a lot of confidence.” “Free throw shooting has not been our strength, but the boys really stepped up at the end,” Spring said. “Clayton hit some, and he has been just phenomenal in this run, but everyone has stepped up in their own way throughout the season.” Brandon Porter added five points, Cody Sayward four and Nick Arnold three in the victory. Jesse Shaughnessy, who had four personal fouls entering the fourth period, checked back into the game at the 6:21 mark. He finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. Uriah Harvey, who scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds through three quarters and at times was dominate in the low post for the Wildcats, was conspicuously absent in the fourth quarter, checking into the game only at the 1:47 mark. Jeffrey Armstrong fouled out of the game for the Wildcats at the 3:57 mark with one point and five rebounds. Ian Williams fouled out at the 1:35 mark, being limited to just six points and two rebounds. The Warriors outscored the Wildcats, 20-9, to end the game. “Their zone defense was pretty good,” Wildcat head coach Lee Silvernail said. “It seemed like there were six or seven people out there at times. It was a tough, close game, and they shot well from the free thrown line in the end and they ended each quarter with a big basket. If you can end each quarter that way, it’s huge.” In the opening quarter, the Wildcats jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but the Warriors scored the last 11 points in the stanza, including Cross‘ three at the buzzer. The Wildcats outscored the Warriors 11-9 in the second period and 9-6 in the third.

Lady Lions stifled by Orange second half attack PLATTSBURGH — The Indian Lake/Long Lake Lady Orange have defended their Section VII/Class D girls title with a 38-30 win over the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions March 2. The Orange overcame a 20-10 halftime deficit with a 28-10 second half. “We got out of sync offensively and never got it back,” Lions head coach Don Ratliff said. “We made a couple of key turnovers in the second half, and they made their foul shots at the end of the game. They made a good adjustment offensively in the second half and while we adjusted, we didn’t defend it well. We just didn‘t perform in the end” In the fourth quarter, Abigail Darling connected on a 17-foot jumper on an assist from Morgan King at the 5:12 mark to give the Orange their first tie since 2-2 in the opening quarter. On the following play, Darling stole the ball at half court and scored on a lay-up to give them their first lead of the game. Darling finished with nine points, all scored in the second half and blocked six shots in the game. “What a second half Abby had,” Orange head coach John Reynolds said. “Getting the boost that we did from her off the bench was huge because we got our confidence and momentum back.” “I just love Abby,” Jessica Bain, who scored 13 points, said. “To come off the bench and do what she did. it’s stuff that she always does in practice.” “It was great for her to step in like that,” Shannon Farrell, who scored eight points, said. “She kept hitting those elbow jumpers, and when she blocks shots she

Local athletes compete at state title events State championships were competed for over the weekend in several sports, including skiing, boys swimming, gymnastics, indoor track and field and bowling.

Clayton Cross averaged 19.0 points per game in the Warriors run to a sectional title. Above, the Warriors celebrate. Photos from both Class D finals can be found at Photos by Nancy Frasier

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has such great hands.” “We wanted to prove ourselves in the second half,” Darling said. “After the first jumper fell, that just boosted my confidence. It makes me proud that I could help out the team tonight.” Lily Whalen then tied the game for the Lions at the 4:30 mark of the fourth quarter with a pair of free throws. The Lions Lily Whalen attempts to drive past Shannon Farrell of the Orange. Photos from Photo by Nancy Frasier took the lead back both Class D finals can be found at when Clare Harwood must need the pressure, because they fingrabbed an offensive rebound and found an ished the game only missing one. It was the open Kearsten Ashline for a 30-28 lead. Jessame with our game against Westport, we sica Bain scored a jumper off a screen-roll made the free throws and had to if we wantplay to then tie the game at 30-30 with 2:30 ed to win.” left. For the Lions, Shonna Brooks finished Morgan Hinckley gave the Orange the with 15 points, with only two coming after lead back with a mid-range hook shot at the halftime. Lily Whalen added nine points. 1:50 mark at 32-30. Hinckley extended the Kearsten Ashline added four in the loss. lead, hitting a pair of free throws at the 1:10 The Lions held a 16-7 lead after the first mark for a 34-30 lead. Bain then added two quarter and a 20-10 lead at halftime. The Ormore from the stripe to extend to a 36-30 ange had cut the lead to 26-22 after three. lead. The Lions were plagued with foul trouble Shannon Farrell connected two more free in the first half, collecting 10 team fouls. throws on with 6.2 seconds remaining, and Kearsten Ashline was forced out of the game the Orange were able to celebrate a success- midway through the first quarter, after pickful title defense. ing up her second foul early. Clare Harwood Morgan Hinckley added six points in the picked up her third personal foul just before game. the quarter ended. “I think they just want to see the hair on In the opening quarter, Brooks scored nine my head turn another shade of grey,” points as the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady LiReynolds said of the free throws. “They shot ons used a 9-2 run to end the first eight min5-for-12 in the first half, and I guess they utes to give them a 16-7 lead.

Saranac Lake’s Macy Fischer and Sheila Decker finished second and third in the girls slalom event. Fischer also finished eighth in the giant slalom Sean Madden finished 10th in the boys slalom. In cross country, the team of Evan Klein, Mike Tuthill and Evan Greenberg finished 11th in the boys relay, while Nick Stosiek, Curtis Rissonberg and Carl Shultz finished 14th. Schultz was the top individual finisher in 25th. For the girls, the team of Elena Beideck, Caroline Dodd and Camy Lieb finished 12th in the relay, while Beideck finished 17th overall.

Swimming The Section VII contingent at the NYSPHSAA boys swimming championships were unable to make it to the finals rounds, with the 200 medley relay team of Austin Spooner, Mike Torner, Nathan Emery and Robbie Hartman (PHS) finishing with a time of 1:53.05; Hank McCormick (AVCS) earning a time of 2:02.1 in the 200 free and a time of 1:10.34 in the 100 backstroke; Dan McGovern (Beekmantown) recording a time of 2:08.10 in the 200 medley and 56.17 in the 100 fly; Matt Evans (PHS) completing the 50 free in a time of 22.51 seconds and the 100 free in a time of 50.96; Ben Ford (AVCS) competing in the 500 free with a time of 5:09.80 and a time of 58.73 in the 100 back; The PHS team of Nick Prenoveau, Torner, Evans and Nate Leopard finishing in 1:35.09 in the 200 free relay; and Hornets Leopard, Josh Labounty, Spencer Hall and Evans swimming the 400 free relay in a time of 3:37.91.

Gymnastics Alyssa Leonard of Beekmantown was 24th in the all-around competition at the NYSPHSAA gymnastic championships, while Dalen Keswick of Plattsburgh High finished in 28th and Lydia Grickoski of Beekmantown finished in 32nd. In individual events, Keswick took a tie for ninth place in the vault and tied for 19th in the floor exercise, while Leonard was 34th in the uneven bars and 20th on the balance beam.

Indoor track and field Dan Lennon of Peru was unable to capture his second state title in as many season, finishing second in the 3,200 meter race at the NYSPHSAA indoor track and field championships. Lennon was less than three seconds behind the winner, Kris Moran of North Babylon. Jay Hebert of Ti finished fourth in the 55meter high hurdles, while Jake Spear of Saranac made it to the finals in the long jump, finishing eighth.

Bowling The Beekmantown girls bowling team finished in eighth place at the NYSPHSAA bowling championships, while the boys team finished ninth.

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Lewis Farm donates grass-fed meat to Willsboro pantry By Keith Lobdell WILLSBORO — The Town of Willsboro food pantry has received a donation from the Lewis Family Farm in Essex. The pantry, which serves the communities of Willsboro and Essex, got a donation of several packages of meat from the farm, which is owned by Salim “Sandy” Lewis and his wife, Barbara. Lewis said that he got the idea from Mark McKenna, a longtime employee of the farm. “The subject came up in talking with Sandy about making a donation of the beef and I thought that this would be something that we could do,” McKenna said. “Sandy and Barbara donated the packages of meat to the pantry, and we want people to know that it is out there.” Willsboro town clerk Beverly Moran, who helps oversee the pantry, said that the beef will be given out as part of the usage of the food shelf.

“We put it in with the orders that we receive for assistance from the food pantry,” Moran said. “It is all USDA-approved beef, and Mr. Lewis was very generous in the donation for our food shelf customers.” “I know that this donation will be appreciated by all those that use the pantry,” Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch said. “It is always great when someone for the community can help out in this cause.” The meat comes from the Lewis Family Farm, which last year was certified as the first USDA grass-fed certified farm in the country under the organization’s current classification standards. “The Lewis Family Farm provided the test case for a new standard for grass-fed,” Lewis said on his website. “Federal grass (forage) fed accreditation means no grains, pure and simple. We passed with flying colors, raising the bar for all.” For more information on the Willsboro Community Food Pantry, contact the Willsboro town hall at 963-8668.

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Saturday.March.10 WILLSBORO—Two-Person 9 Pin Tournament, Willsborough Bowling Center, 3922 Nys Rte. 22. noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. $20 per bowler/$40 per team. 572-0315 or the Willsborough Bowling Center at 963-8983. SARANAC LAKE— Innisheer to perform, Harrietstown Town Hall, in Saranac Lake, 39 Main St, 7:30 pm. WILLSBORO—Willsboro Coffee house presents Chuck Moynan, Colleen Blanchard and Donald Vicaro, at the Congregational church, Rte 22, 7 p.m. $5, $2 for students. 9637772. SARANAC LAKE—The Community Store Spring and Summer Fashion Show, 95 Worth Street, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. LAKE PLACID —Rummage Sale, St Agnes School, 2322 Saranac Ave. Rent a table for $20, 9a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunday.March.11 TUPPER LAKE—The Patterns of Snakes, Flamers Theater, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, noon. JAY — Artist Reception for Bethany Krawiec, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Rte 9N, 2-4 p.m. TUPPER —Meet live rattlesnakes, Flamers Theater, The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, 1 p.m. LAKE PLACID —Verdi's Ernani Performed, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 4 p.m. $16 in advance, $18 day of show. 523-2512, WESTPORT—Zumba Class, Heritage House, 6459 Main Street, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday.March.12. SARANAC LAKE—Debate for the Saranac Lake Village

Board of Trustees, of the Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium, 39 Main St. 7 p.m. KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565,

Tuesday.March.13. ELIZABETHTOWN — Free CPR classes for teens with the Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 Us Rte. 9, noon-3 p.m. $10, 873-6408, KEESEVILLE—Open archery shooting, The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club, 359 Green St. 7-9 p.m. Open to all ages. 643-8754 or 643-2651. SARANAC LAKE— NYS Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program workshop, The Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street. $5. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 891-4606, ELIZABETHTOWN—Caregiver Stress Reduction Workshop, Hand House, 8273 River St, 10-11 a.m. 942-6513 ext. 106. WILMINGTON—Bible Study & Potluck, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 6 p.m.

Wednesday.March.14. WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, WESTPORT—Zumba Class, Heritage House, 6459 Main Street, 6:30-7:30 p.m. WESTPORT—Revitalizing Our Communities lecture, Wadhams Free Library, 763 NYSRte. 22, 7:30 p.m. 962-8717.


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This Month in History - MARCH 10th - The U.S. government issues paper money for the first time. (1862) 10th - Alexander Graham Bell places the world’s first telephone call, to his assistant in the next room. (1876) 12th - Girl Scouts were founded. (1912) 14th - Eli Whitney patents the Cotten Gin (1794)


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K R A V I T Z LANDSCAPING, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/17/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1205 Trout Pond Road, Keeseville, NY 12944. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-2/4-3/10-6TC21565 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Articles of Organization of Champlain Valley Heating and Plumbing, LLC filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on February 2, 2012. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 943 Saratoga Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831. Purpose: Any lawful activities. VN-2/18-3/24/12-6TC21616 ----------------------------ROCK COTTAGE HOLDINGS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 01/19/12. Office Location: Essex County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 23 Constitution Hill West, Princeton, NJ 08340. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. VN-2/18-3/24/12-6TC21621 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GREEN BAY PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/2012. Office location, County of Essex. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 135 River Lane, Willsboro, NY 12996. Purpose: to acquire and manage certain real property located on River Lane, Willsboro, Essex County, NY 12996 and to engage in any other lawful purpose. VN-2/18-3/24/12-6TC21624 -----------------------------

MACE CHASM FARM, LLC Articles of Organization filed with NY Sec. of State(SSNY) on 2/6/2012. Office in Essex County. The SSNY isdesignated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may beserved. SSNY shall mail a copy of any lawful process to the LLC at: 810 Mace Chasm Rd, Chesterfield, NY 12944, which is also the principal business location. VN-2/25-3/31/12-6TC21637 ----------------------------ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATES OF LAKE PLACID, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/23/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 72 Olympic Dr., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 48 Elm St., Lake Placid, NY 12946. VN-3/3-4/7/12-6TC21680 ----------------------------A C C E L E R AT E D BRIDGE PROGRAM PHASE 1B DESIGNBUILD PROJECTS Statement of Qualification is due Wednesday March 14, 2012 at 12:00PM (noon) The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.0 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. BIDDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT AWARD OF THESE CONTRACTS MAY

BE CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF A B U D G E T A P P R O P R I AT I O N BILL BY THE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK PIN SABP.01, Contract D900006, Regions 1 and 7 (Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Greene, Jefferson, Lewis, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington Cos.). Bid Deposit, Completion Date and DBE Goal will be established in the future Request for Proposals. PIN SABP.07, Contract D900007 Region 8 (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Cos.). Bid Deposit, Completion Date and DBE goal will be established in the future Request for Proposals. PIN SABP.08, Contract D900008 Regions 3, 4 and 5 (Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne, and Wyoming Cos.). Bid Deposit, Completion Date and DBE Goal will be established in the future Request for Proposals. PIN SABP.09, Contract D900009, Region 10 (Nassau and Suffolk Cos.). Bid Deposit, Completion Date and DBE goal will be established in the future Request for Proposals. For further information refer to the NYSDOT website at WWW.DOT.NY.GOV VN-3/3-3/10/12-2TC21711 ----------------------------SEALED BIDS will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 a.m. on April 05, 2012 at the NYS Dept. of Transportation, Contract Management Bureau, 1ST FLOOR SUITE 1CM, 50 WOLF RD, ALBANY, NY 12232 and will then be publicly read. A certified or cashier’s check payable to the NYS Dept. of Transportation for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, FORM CONR 391, representing "25% of the bid total" as specified in the contract proposal, must accompany each bid. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using Bid Express ( The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Beginning with the February 10th, 2011 letting, construction contract

plans and proposals will be sold only on compact disk (CD). The cost will be $10 per CD, plus $8 shipping and handling if the CD is not purchased in person. The CD will include both the plans (if applicable) and the proposal in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Plans and proposals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format will continue to be available on Bid E x p r e s s ( for a monthly subscription fee. CDs can be obtained from the NYSDOT, Plan Sales Unit, 1st Floor Suite 1PS, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232, (518) 457-2124; or from the Regional Office noted below. Requirements: NYSDOT requires that all bidders and subcontractors present evidence of experience and financial standing. Subcontracting Provisions: Subcontracting is permitted as described in the Standard Specification §108-05. *Please call Contracts at (518) 457-3583 if you need a reasonable accommodation for person(s) with a disability to participate in our program. No Amendments are included on the CD. Amendments are posted on the NYSDOT and Bid Express Web Sites. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments have been incorporated into its bid. Notification on Amendments will be sent via e-mail to each person or firm purchasing CDs from the NYSDOT. NOTE: Amendments may have been issued prior to CD purchase. Contractors who purchased CDs must also check the NYSDOT W e b Site( nst-notices) for a list of all Amendments. State Finance Law §139-j restricts contact with Department personnel after advertisement or notice of a government procurement. Details are provided on the NYSDOT Web Site. Federally Aided Contracts identify a DBE Goal, and 100% NY State Funded Contracts identify both MBE and WBE Goals. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where subcontracting is not expected, and smaller size contracts -- both of which may present direct bidding opportunities for a Small Business Firm, including, but not limited to, D/W/MBEs. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title

VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.0 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title VI Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contact entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. BIDDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT AWARD OF THESE CONTRACTS MAY BE CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF A B U D G E T A P P R O P R I AT I O N BILL BY THE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Reg. 01, Mary Ivey, Regional Director, 328 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 D261879, PIN 1808.86, Albany, Essex, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren & Washington Cos., Traffic Signals Requirements Contract, Bid Deposit $150,000.00, Plans on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage.Goals: MBE/WBE 3 - 5% D261825, PIN 1808.63, Albany, Essex, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga & Schenectady Cos., Rehabilitate or Replace Deficient Large Culverts on Various Routes at Various Locations, Bid Deposit $400,000.00, Plans on CDs $10, plus $8 Postage. THIS C O N T R A C T CONTAINS SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMPLETION OF WORK. PLEASE SEE PROPOSAL FOR DETAILS. Goals: MBE/WBE 2 2% VN-3/10-3/17/12-2TC21720 ----------------------------LEGAL NOTICE The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Willsboro will hold a public hearing on March 20th, 2012 (Tuesday) at 7:00pm

at the Willsboro Town Hall to hear the case of: Jeanette Young of 3979 NYS Route 22 (Tax Map #: 30.12-226.000) in the HC-1 Zoning District, requesting variance from lot size requirements in order to obtain a Special Use Permit. Dick Andrews of 4610 NYS Route 22 (Tax Map #: 20.30-218.000) in the LC-W Zoning District, requesting variance from the ordinance as it pertains to side yard setback restrictions. Pending the decision of the Young case by the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Board of the Town of Willsboro will possibly hold a public hearing (Tuesday, March 20th, 2012) following the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing(s) to hear the request of: Jeanette Young of 3979 NYS Route 22 (Tax Map #: 30.12-226.000) in the HC-1 Zoning District, requesting a Special Use Permit to establish a servicing garage and small used car sales site. Members of the public are encouraged to attend or send written comments to the secretary. Ashley Ryan Blanchard, Secretary Zoning Board of Appeals Planning Board Town of Willsboro 5 Farrell Road, Willsboro, NY 12996 VN-3/10/12-1TC21721 ----------------------------REQUEST FOR PORPOSALS Tax C o l l e c t o r W E S T P O R T CENTRAL SCHOOL 25 Sisco Street Westport, NY 12993 Request for Proposal for School Tax Collector for the 2012-2013 School Year Return all proposal forms by 12:00 noon on March 16, 2012 to Jana Atwell, District Clerk Westport Central School 25 Sisco Street Westport, NY 12993 SCHOOL TAX C O L L E C T O R PROPOSAL SCHOOL YEAR 2012 2013 Purpose of the RFP: This request for proposal is for the purpose of selecting a qualified and experienced Tax Collector for the Westport Central School District for the 2012-2013 school year. Summary of Duties: Receive tax bills from Essex County Office of Real Property Place bills in envelopes for mailing Sort for some address changes Sort for major zip codes Sort those that go to mortgage companies Put stamps on envelopes (unless pre-stamped envelopes are ordered) Deliver to

Main Office for mailing Daily activity is recorded on the computer and in the tax book. Daily deposits personally made by Tax Collector at the bank of record. Receipts mailed to taxpayers. Have working contact with the Essex County Real Property Tax Office to assist with problems. Taxes will be collected in a designated room at Westport Central School which will be equipped with a computer, printer, phone and calculator for Tax Collector s use. Prepare final reports: Paid taxes by town Unpaid taxes by town Tax Collector Reconciliation Report due to County Treasurer Collection period: September 1, 2012 November 1, 2012 Hours can be negotiated. Requirements for Proposal: All proposals must be received in the District Office no later than March 16, 2012 at 12:00 noon. The proposal shall be in an envelope labeled Tax Collector . Proposal Information: The proposal will clearly state the fee to be charged to the District for the annual Tax Collector s service. Anyone receiving pay through Westport CSD s payroll system for other duties performed for the school must be paid for their Tax Collector fees through the WCSD s payroll system. Board of Education Process: The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts of proposals. VN-3/10/12-1TC21724 ----------------------------REQUEST FOR PURPOSALS SCHOOL PHYSICIAN WESTPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL 25 Sisco Street Westport, NY 12993 Request for Proposal for School Physician for the 2012-2013 School Year Return all proposal forms by 12:00 noon on March 16, 2012 to Jana Atwell, District Clerk Westport Central School 25 Sisco Street Westport, NY 12993 SCHOOL PHYSICIAN PROPOSAL SCHOOL YEAR 2012 2013 Purpose of the RFP: This request for proposal is for the purpose of selecting a qualified and experienced physician for the Westport Central School District for the 2012-2013 school year. Current enrollment K-12 is 233 students School needs: Provide gender specific physicals, if required Complete school physicals Annual physicals for all students grade Kindergarten, second, fourth, seventh and

tenth, new students, and required CSE students Annual sports physicals Annual employee physicals required by the school Attendance at CSE meetings, if required Consultation on medical issues affecting the student body or employee staff Consultation on health related documentation Requirements for Proposal: All proposals must be received in the District Office no later than March 16, 2012 at 12:00 noon. The proposal shall be in an envelope labeled Physician Proposal . Proposal Information: The proposal will clearly state the fee to be charged to the District for the annual physician s service. The fee should be a flat annual rate. Names of staff who would be working with the school should be provided with the proposal. Board of Education Process: The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts of proposals. vn-3/10/12-1tc-21723 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MILL RIVER ACRES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/16/2012. Office location, County of Essex. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael H. Devlin, 105 Mill Pond Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: any lawful act. VN-3/10-4/14/12-6tc21731 ----------------------------THE ELIZABETHTOWN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS will hold a hearing on March 15, 2012 at 7pm in the Elizabethtown Town Hall 7563 Court Street regarding the Gough property located at 8232 River St. in Elizabethtown. The meeting is open to the public. Debra Brooks Town Clerk vn-3/10-12-1tc-21736 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WF MANAGER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/21/12. Off. loc.: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP, 845 Third Ave., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. VN-3/10-4/14/12-6TC21737 ----------------------------The Classified Superstore


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