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Who’s hiring who

Hip to be square

Ethics committee begins to take form

The rebirth of Grange Hall By Matt Bosley

Appointees chosen to revise Essex County hiring practices

By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — Plans to create a Board of Ethics in Essex County are beginning to take shape as Board of Supervisors chair Randy Douglas announced his choices for committee appointments March 29. Douglas, along with Vice-chair Roby Politi, chose two members of the public — Robert Lilly and Michael Orticelle — to sit on the newly formed committee along with county Attorney Dan Manning and county Personnel Department Manager Monica Feeley. Together, the four will be given the task make what we have on of revising the Counfile now a little better so the ty’s Code of Ethics public can rest assured that and its Policy Manual, which sets stanwe’re doing the right things in dards for hiring, proterms of transparency in moting, disciplining, government. and firing county — Randy Douglas personnel. Board of Supervisors Chairman Douglas said his goal for the committee was to “make what we have on file now a little better so the public can rest assured that we’re doing the right things in terms of transparency in government.” Lilly, a Newcomb resident, served as head of the county’s Information Systems department from 1998 until his retirement in 2003. He has also served on an advisory committee for the county occupancy tax and several other municipal and

See ETHICS, page 12

Participants in a square dance step to the calls of Gary Finney and the Upstate Boys at Whallonsburg Grange Hall March 27. Monthly square dances are some of many regular events at the restored community center that often garner crowds of more than 60 people. Photo by Matt Bosley

WHALLONSBURG — Couples twirled, moving with impressive symmetry as Gary Finney made illustrious calls for allemandes and promenades. This scene of an old-time square dance was one quite common to the Whallonsburg Grange Hall decades ago, and thanks to a community-wide effort to renovate the facility, its one of many activities that have brought people back there. Finney and his band, the Upstate Boys, began playing at the the grange hall three years ago, shortly after Whallonsburg Grange #954 donated the historic building to the Town of Essex with the stipulation it be used to entertain and educate the community. Today, square dances at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall often draw upwards of 80 people. “It’s been a wonderful pillar for the reintroduction of the grange to the community,” said Ted Cornell, who serves as project manager

See GRANGE, page 9

Model UN

ELCS students tackle global issues By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — Several students at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School are showing they have a strong grasp of the major problems facing the world today. Thirty-five students from ELCS attended the 34th session of the North Country Model United Nations held March 11-13 at Northeastern Clinton Central School. Five of those students, Zach Denton, Paul Burdo, Cassie Jones, Josh Pierce, and Zach Allott, were awarded recognition as some of the best delegates in their respective committees. The group represents one of the largest

from ELCS in its more-than-15 year history of attending NCMUN. “We’re really pleased with five awards,” said Pete Castine, co-advisor for the group. “They’re going and competing against much larger schools.” The Model UN program puts students in a simulation of the real United Nations. Students are assigned to represent a specific country in mock committees, such as the Security Council or General Assembly, where they debate topics such as nuclear proliferation, human rights, and climate change. Nine of the students also attended the Harvard Model UN conference January 2731 in Boston, Mass., one of the oldest and

See MODEL UN, page 8


(L to R): Elizabethtown-Lewis students Cassie Jones, Paul Burdo, Zach Allott, Josh Pierce, and Zach Denton display the certificates they were awarded for recognition at the North Country Model UN conference at Northeastern Clinton Central School.

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Julie Robinson Robards of Upper Jay, Max VanWie of Elizabethtown, Russ Mulvey of Wilmington, and Larry Stone of Wilmington make up “A Fine Mix,” a country and bluegrass band performing April 9 as part of the Jay Entertainment and Music Society’s 2010 Coffee House series. The concert begins 7 p.m. at the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre, located at the junction of Routes 9N and 86 in Jay. Admission is $6 and includes coffee and refreshments. The program is made possible, in part, with a Developing Community Arts Grant with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered locally by the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks. Photo courtesy of JEMS

P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes... Mr. President, while you’re at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I’ll bet both programs would be fixed pronto!

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Westport artist wins Cover Art Show WESTPORT — The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks has announced the winner of their 23rd annual Cover Art Show: Sally J. Smith of Westport. Smith’s photograph of her ice installation, “Chapel Pond Spiral,” will be featured as the cover artwork for ACNA’s annual Arts Directory and Master Calendar. Best in Show was Linda Smyth of Port Henry with her painting, “Spring Street;” First Place 2-D was Donna Lou

Sonnett with her watercolor, “Ice Fish for Supper;” First Place 3-D was Ron Pederson with his wood sculpture, “Triple Deal;” and First Place Photograph was Bob Ziemba with his “Pakatakan Round Barn;” Honorable Mentions went to Jonathon Esper for “Lake George from Buck Mt. Sunset,” Sandra Hildreth for “Whiteface Afternoon” and Bob Wagner for “Early Snow.” The Cover Art Show, Landscape Exhibit, Public Spaces Exhibit and the 34

donated artworks of the Silent Auction will travel throughout Essex, Clinton, Franklin and Hamilton counties until December. Smith’s winning cover art will be raffled through the drawing of $1 tickets at the Field, Forest and Stream Day in Elizabethtown Sept. 25 to benefit the traveling exhibits. The 2010-2011 Annual Arts Directory will be available for free at dozens of local venues in June.

Westport accepting School Board Applications

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WESTPORT — The Westport Central School District is seeking a candidate to fill one five-year term vacancy on the Board of Education. The seat is currently held by Alice LaRock. Petitions are avaialble in the District Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday though Friday until April 19. The Board of Education election will be held Tuesday, May 18 from noon to 9 p.m. in the lobby outside Bulles Auditorium. For further information, please contact Jana Atwell, District Clerk at 962-8244.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack History Center Museum will hold its Maple Sugar Festival Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Part of the Festival includes a Maple Dessert Contest for kids, youth and adults. Entries will be judged by a panel of five locals with expertise in the production and consumption of fine foods. Entries must be made with real maple syrup, preferably New York made. Grade B Amber is suggested for its great maple flavor. Entries will be judged on taste, texture, quality, presentation and serve-ability. The winning creation will be featured for a week at the Deer’s Head Inn. Those entering can bring their creations to the Adirondack History Center Museum by 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17. Volunteers are available to fill out entry forms and judging will start at noon. If refrigeration is necessary, please bring the entry in a cooler.

KEENE — Little Peaks Preschool in Keene is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Entering its 16th season, The Little Peaks program offers children from ages three to five the chance to grow emotionally, socially and cognitively in a warm and supportive atmosphere. Students have the option of attending anywhere from two to five mornings per week - 8:30-11:30 a.m. Daily activities include arts and crafts, songs, rhymes, sharing, stories, premath and pre-reading enrichment. Applications are due May 1 and can be obtained by writing to Little Peaks, Inc. P. O. Box 261, Keene, NY 12942 or by calling 576-2041.

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Forks residents resurrect softball league By Matt Bosley AU SABLE FORKS — Efforts are under way here to bring back an old tradition of summer recreation. A committee of Au Sable Forks residents has formed with the intent of reinstituting a fastpitch softball league, and the group is already well on their way to reaching that goal. Chad Garcia is the committee’s vice president. “There was a league here for 40 or 50 years, and then it folded 10 years ago,” said Garcia. “Everybody’s talked about it for years since the league went under.” All that talk eventually turned into action, however, when Forks native Adam Coolidge brought some fellow fastpitch veterans together in January to work out a plan for the new league, complete with rules and a schedule. “We’ve had a lot of help from the Au Sable Forks Fastpitch Tournament Committee,” said Garcia, noting how the organization generously granted

use of Billy Mitchell Memorial Field, where it hosts fastpitch teams from across the Northeast in a weekend-long tournament each summer. The new league, in contrast, will feature strictly locally-organized teams in a 12-to-15 game schedule throughout June and July. Teams must contribute a sponsorship fee to enter the league, which is paid through a combination of business sponsorships and player fees. “The players get a membership card, and the sponsors get a banner that will hang on the fence during the games,” Garcia explained. Rules for the games will mirror those of the annual tournament, with the exception that a 10th batter will be added to the lineup to encourage more participation. The league is open to anyone, men or women, ages 16 and up. “In the past, women have played in the league; women have pitched in the league,” Garcia said. Regular season games are tentatively scheduled to begin June 2. Admission to the games will be free.

“It’s always given the people in town something to do on summer nights,” said Garcia. “Fastpitch softball is a lot of fun to watch.” If the league proves to be financially successful, it will likely turn its attention to charitable fundraising, Garcia said. One idea currently being floated is to fund a scholarship for local high school baseball and softball athletes. Garcia said sponsors have tentatively committed to four separate teams in the league, and the committee hopes to add more before their May 5 entry deadline. Until then, the committee has decided to regularly hold open field beginning April 10, weather permitting. “It’s a good time for pitchers to throw batting practice, and it’s good for anybody looking for a team,” Garcia said. For more information about the Au Sable Forks Fastpitch League, including how to join or start a team, contact Adam Coolidge at 534-0061 or Chad Garcia at 578-8181.

County launches web petitions for ORDA, Shock By Matt Bosley ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials in Essex County are hoping public sentiment expressed through online petitions will help change the minds of state officials who want to eliminate funding for two of the region’s largest employers. Essex County Manager Dan Palmer, who also serves as head of the county’s Information Services department, announced March 29 that the county’s web site now features links to two online petitions: one to ask for the restoration of state funding for the state-run Olympic Regional Development Authority, and one asking for Moriah Shock Incarceration Facility to be kept open. The state Senate passed a budget proposal earlier this month eliminating all of the $6.6 million in funding for ORDA, which employs over 200 full-time and 600 part-time employees in its operation of Whiteface and Gore ski resorts and the Olympic winter sport facilities in and around Lake Placid. Gov. David Paterson had proposed closing Moriah Shock, along with three other North Country prisons, in his 20102011 Executive Budget. The state Senate also included its clo-

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sure in their recently passed budget proposal. Funding for both was included, however, in a budget proposal passed in the state Assembly last week. Board of Supervisor chair Randy Douglas, supervisor of Jay, along with Palmer and several other supervisors, have been arduously lobbying for keeping Moriah Shock open, and have added the cause of ORDA funding to their efforts, citing the economic impact the institutions have in the region. “These are essential for the economics of our region,” said North Elba supervisor Roby Politi, “and that is great leadership on the part of our individuals.” The petitions can be found by visiting






t last week’s town board meeting, the subject of the Essex Youth Commission came up. The board is looking for volunteers to serve on the commission, so if you are interested, please call the town hall at 963-4287. Outdoor burning is not allowed until May 15, and then only with a permit. There are some exceptions, like for cooking or camp fires, but no leaf, grass or brush burning. This is a new law this year, and Dave Lansing from the fire department wants you to be aware of it. The burning ban began March 15. While you’re observing the new law, give a thought to displaying your house number, if you haven’t already. It can be crucial in an emergency and it makes life a lot easier for us census workers. Coming up April 10 at the Whallonsburg Grange will be a showing of the movie “An Education,” which is a coming-of-age drama set in 1960s London. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is rated PG-13. I’ve gotten several concerned inquiries about the “Welcome to Reber” sign that’s occasionally displayed in our yard. It will be coming out later this spring, but for

now it’s in storage. Unfortunately, it makes an attractive target for motorists throwing bottles, which I then dispose of at the transfer station. It’s embarrassing, but the gentlemen at the transfer station understands I couldn’t possibly drink all that beer. In the garden, garlic planted last October is coming up, and I planted spinach seed last week. Before the latest blast of Arctic air, I made tents for the garlic and spinach beds out of a gauzy material called row cover. It admits light and adds a bit of warmth so you get earlier growth. Indoors, we have tiny onion and lettuce seedlings coming up. I got an e-mail from a reader asking about placing bird nesting boxes, which, sorry to say, is not a subject I know much about. If it’s bluebird boxes, they’re usually placed about 5 feet off the ground, near low tree branches and lawns. You can also put out nesting boxes for kestrels, small spooky falcons that are often seen sitting on phone wires. Although birds are a favorite subject of mine, please send me any other news you may have, natural or otherwise.

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hile we've all been busily emailing each other about the school budget, the town has been forging ahead with the proposed joint-use municipal building project, which will fold the fire department, the DPW, the town hall, and school bus maintenance into a single large facility on the site of the current town shed. I've written about all this several times now, most recently in December, when Town Supervisor Dan Connell unveiled the proposed building plans at two public information meetings. As you probably know, this project has been in the works for eight years or so, after it became clear that each of the badly outdated current facilities needs to be replaced. The idea is to save money by consolidating the physical plant and sharing things like garage space and fueling. The committee overseeing this project (which includes representatives from the Town Board, the School Board, and the Fire District) has now recommended the plan to the Town Board. The next step is that the Town Board has to vote on the bond issue to finance the project, which they're going to do so at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 13. But first they want to hear from you, the people of this fair town. So at 6:30 p.m. on April 13, before that regular meeting, there will be another public information meeting at the Town Hall, and members of the public are invited to come and ask questions.

Assuming that the bond issue is approved by the Town Board, the biggest change since December is that the committee has learned they can put the whole thing to a straight yes-or-no public vote later in June—the date will be announced at the April 13 meeting. (Earlier, it was thought that they'd have to wait 30 days to see if anyone petitioned for a "permissive referendum.") All registered voters will be permitted to vote, as long as they have registered at least 30 days before the vote. If the project is approved by the voters, the timeline, as before, is to break ground in the spring of 2011. Another change is that the prospective bond issue now stands at around $7 million, which is about $1 million more than was proposed in December. The increase, Dan told me, comes from incorporating suggestions made by the public at the December meetings. “The interesting thing to me,” he said, “is that all these suggestions were about putting things back in that we had left out in order to cut costs.” I remember being struck by the same thing at the meeting I attended—instead of objecting to the cost as I expected, many people who spoke seemed willing to pay a little more for a better facility. The main improvement, which was suggested by several people, is that the plans now include radiant heat, which costs a bit more but will be more fuel-efficient, so it should pay for itself over time.

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ast week, the NCSPCA highlighted some interesting facts about dog intelligence. Our focus this week is the intelligence of cats. Your finicky feline may be more like you than you know, based on the information that follows. One of my friends who has had two cats for several years recently asked me if I felt it would be possible to integrate a dog into the home. There are far more resources discussing how to introduce new cats to a resident dog, but I was able to find these words of wisdom from The first thing to consider is the personality of your dog. Dogs that tend to be predatory or aggresive will generally not integrate well into your cat-run household. In addition, declawed, older, and handicapped cats, as well as small kittens, run the risk of being injured - even if the dog is only attempting to play. You will need to have a good understanding of your dog's and cat's moods, to determine whether the introduction is flowing relatively smoothly, or if you have a potentially explosive situation on your hands. Make sure your dog is well trained and will listen to your commands. It's a good idea to make sure your dog has been exercised and fed before the first meeting, and that your cat is in a carrier if she is inclined to frighten easily; if not, she can be free to walk around. Keeping cat treats handy may help. Make sure your dog is on a short leash. If your dog bolts toward your cat, stop him with the leash and calm him, or try the visit later. Repeat short visits several times a day. With a little luck and patience, your pets will learn to tolerate each other and possibly become friends! For more in-depth information,

Lea please see Our featured pet this week is Lea, a sweet and sensitive young lady, with a coat so soft that you will not be able to resist sinking your fingers in it. You may find yourself petting her for several minutes without realizing the time has passed! She is a domestic-shorthair mix with with a beautiful tabby coat and knowing green eyes. She has a regal, quiet bearing, yet she is very playful with all of her feline buddies. Lea is an avid people watcher and would love to go to a household where she can rule over the home and watch the world go by. You can check out our website anytime to learn more about our many wonderful pets who are waiting for forever homes: There is also a wealth of information about our shelter, and pets in general!

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he trees and the spring flowers are a little confused as the weather this week was so much colder with a lot of strong winds. The birds do not seem to mind, and their morning songs are very cheerful. Warmer days are predicted for the arrival of the Easter Bunny, as my great-grand children always like to come to great-grandmother ’s house for the big Easter egg hunt. Many of our human snowbirds are beginning to return. We welcome Ed & Laura Smith back this week, several others are expected back just before or after Easter. Hope many had the opportunity to celebrate the many Easter church services; there was quite a variety to pick from. There are some joyful great-grandparents as they welcomed a new granddaughter, Emma Jacques into the world this past week. She is the child of Hannah Neilly and Kyle Jacques, grandmothers on both

sides await her arrival home so they can spoil her. Glad to welcome Phyllis Martineau back home after a few days in the Hospital. Sad to learn of the death Amy (Oliver) Crouch this past week, she is the daughter of Bernie & Mary Oliver. It is exciting to see new homes going up, and I did witness one over on Woodlawn drive area. I believe it is one of the Crowningshields’. It seems to be going up fast; a big difference in the appearance of the old Marshall house and the Crowningshield house. I hope they get finished soon. It will soon be time to spruce up our lawns and flower beds. I really had a feeling of spring as I visited the Carriage House greenhouse this past week. They are ready for us to plant our gardens. Happy Birthday: Ashley Whalen 4/1, Carson Sayward 4/2, Ella Mero 4/4, Brian Whalen 4/7, Bettie Lawrence 4/8, Mark Bonfey 4/9, Nina McNamara 4/9.

InBrief Pianist to perform at Westport Library

Westport school board meets April 8

Scholarships announced for County Fair youth

WESTPORT — The Westport Library’s next exciting music program will be Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Highly acclaimed pianist Russell Ames will be playing Cole Porter and Ira Gershwin favorites on the library’s recently donated baby grand piano. The program is free and open to the public, and anyone is invited to come sing along. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 962-4022 or e-mail

WESTPORT — The Westport Central School District Board of Education will hold a budget workshop beginning 5:30 p.m. immediately followed by its regular meeting Thursday, April 8 in the school cafeteria. Agenda items include budget adoption, tenure appointments, adoption of the 2010-2011 school calendar, and any other business that may come before the board. All Board of Education meetings are open to the public.

WESTPORT — The Essex County Fair has announced six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to current New York State high school seniors and also students enrolled in college who are pursuing a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business. The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New Your State Showpeople’s Association sponsor the scholarships. The qualifying students must be active at the Essex County Fair. All applicants from Essex County must submit their applications through the Essex County Fair no later than Friday, April 9. Information is available by contacting the Essex County Fair Office at PO Box 431, Westport, NY or by calling 9628650. Information is also available through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County and from local high school guidance offices. Applications must be printed and completed from the web at For more information contact Essex County Fair through our email

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Wilmington Historical Society meets April 7 WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, April 7, 7 p.m. at the Wilmington Community Center. An Open Discussion on “The AuSable River & the Owaissa Club” will be held from 7-8 p.m. prior to the regular business meeting. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. For further information, contact Karen Peters or Merri Peck at 4208370.

WILLSBORO — Any child living in the Willsboro Central School District that will be four years old by Dec. 1 is eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten. Please contact the school nurse at 963-4456 ext. 206 to pre-register a child by April 9. Pre-kindergarten screening is scheduled for May 26. The district is also registering any students not currently enrolled for kindergarten. For more information, contact the school at 963-4456.


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state counties refused to comply with state and federal mandates requiring the purchase and use of the optical scanning voting machines. They argued the mechanical lever voting machines are accurate and cost effective. But federal officials counter that the optical scanners will allow for faster and more accurate vote tally reporting.


ELIZABETHTOWN — Staring down a federal mandate, the Essex County Ways and Means Committee unanimously endorsed spending $35,000 of county cash Monday to fund personnel costs for the new computerized optical voting machines. Over the last two years, counties throughout the state – especially upstate – have steadfastly opposed federal mandates requiring the use of the computerized vote tallying machines. Westport Supervisor Dan Connell predicts the county will have to spend a lot more to keep the new voting system up and running. “We had a system that was working just fine,” Connell said. “I bet we spend $100,000 a year on this new system and it’s going to fall right on the local taxpayer.” According to Democratic Essex County Board of Elections Commissioner David Mace, the county will have to hire and train at least two technicians to keep the new equipment up and running during this fall’s primary

and general elections. Hired for eight weeks, the technicians will earn $17 an hour. “We’re kind of flying blind on this,” Mace said. “We are planning on holding a mock election before the primary to make sure everything is working properly.” Mace said the tallying machines themselves have already been purchased with grant funds, but the county will have to spend $10,000 annually in software licensing fees. Last year, dozens of up-

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WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Drama Club is sponsoring the presentation of “The Last Five Years”April 8-10 in the Willsboro Central School Auditorium. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. “The Last Five Years” is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view. Written by Jason Robert Brown, it opened offBroadway in March 2002 to critical acclaim. This production stars Antonette Knoedl as Cathy, an actress, and Tyler Nye as Jamie, a writer. “You see the two of them at their absolute best and at their absolute worst, it just happens to be told basically ‘vice versa’ in an alternating chronology of the songs,” said Nye. “I think that's one of the things that make this show so brilliant; you're working against each other theatrically.” Derrick Hopkins, the show’s director, said he chose to present “The Last Five Years” so that students in his collegelevel theatre course at Willsboro Central School could have the opportunity to view and evaluate a show that employs variations on traditional storytelling. The show is the first of two that will be studied by his students in the coming weeks. “What makes ‘The Last Five Years’ a hidden treasure is Jason Robert Brown’s brilliant concept and score,” said Hopkins. The actors will be accompanied by a six-piece chamber orchestra comprised of violinist Jeris French, cellist Muriel Van Eerdewegh, cellist Laurel Rule, guitarist Shawn Parrotte, bassist Chris Dalnoder, and pianist Jennifer Moore, who leads the ensemble. “Musically, the show offers a rich variety of musical settings that are so intimately bound to the text,” said Moore. “As musicians, we find ways to ‘play the words,’ to give them energy and another layer of meaning. We experience what the characters experience through our collaboration. The chamber orchestration also reflects the very intimate and personal experiences of the two characters in the show.” “It is easily the most emotionally-charged score I have ever heard or had the pleasure of singing,” Nye added. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10 general admission. Call 963-4456 ext. 400 or e-mail for further information.


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suspect that what I am about to share will upset more than a few people. That is not my intention, however, I feel compelled to pass along information that might assist our larger community. Although there have been several decades of anti- drinking and responsible drinking education and publicity efforts, most agree that the success of these efforts has been nominal. Alcohol is linked to over 79,000 American deaths every year. Indiana University scientists have completed a field of research that suggests that anti-drinking ads that utilize guilt or shame themes can have an unintended effect; they can cause people to drink more alcohol. Ostensibly, the research showed that the ads “triggered an innate coping mechanism that enabled viewers to distance themselves from the serious consequences of reckless drinking behaviors.” The co-author of the study, Adam Duhachek, stated, “The situation is worse than just wasted money or effort. These ads do more harm than good because they have the potential to spur more of the behavior that they are trying to prevent.” Duhacheks’ research focused on ads that link the consequences of drinking such as car accidents or black outs with guilt or shame messages. The findings are particularly important to American Universities where alcohol abuse has reached an unprecedented and more dangerous level.

Each year, drinking among college students contributes to an estimated 1700 student deaths, 600,00 injuries, 700,00 assaults, and 90,000 sexual assaults. Duhachek is encouraging the framers of public health messages to construct anti drinking messages that convey the dire consequences along with strong messages of empowerment. “If you are going to comBy Scot Hurlburt municate a frightening scenario, temper it with the idea that it is avoidable,” said Duhalek, “It’s best to use the carrot along with the stick.” I can honestly say that I do not know what the most effective message might be to warn of the dangers of abusing alcohol. What I do know is that we must be open to new and innovative approaches. The message must change with the times. Can you imagine anyone taking the movie “Reefer Madness” seriously today as a warning against marijuana? I rest my case. Remember all kids count.

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n a past column, I touched on one of the most interesting tips for saving at the grocery store: you can save even more money by shopping certain days of the week! Sound surprising? It’s true. The day of the week we shop can make a big difference in how much money we can save. Many supermarkets, especially large chains, run dual sets of sales each week. A typical week-long cycle may begin on Thursday and run for seven days. Then, when Sunday comes around, a second sales flyer hits the newspapers. This supplemental set of sales typically runs for four days, Sunday through Wednesday. If your store runs dual sales cycles, the best days to shop are the days both sets of flyers overlap — typically, Sunday through Wednesday. These are better shopping days because two different sets of sales run in the store simultaneously. Sometimes those two sales actually overlap, offering different types of promotions on the same products. If this happens, simply shopping the days the two sales overlap lets us enjoy bigger benefits. Here’s an example: During a recent sale, a brand of crackers was on sale for $2.19, Buy One, Get One Free in the weekly, 7-day flyer. On Sunday, the store’s second 4-day sales flyer came out, and the same brand of crackers was on sale “Buy Two, Get Two Free.” During the same week, both of these sales overlapped for four days. My shopping radar always goes up when I see something like this, because I know this sale’s going to be fun! When an item is BOGO on one sales cycle and simultaneously Buy Two, Get Two Free on the second sales cycle, how many are we buying, and how many are we actually paying for? In this case, we’ll buy one ... and get three more free. Let me explain. Anytime you’re dealing with BOGO sales, it’s important to remember the free item still counts as a “purchase.” And that purchase qualifies as something you’ve “bought” toward the second sale. So, let’s break this down. I buy one package of crackers, and I get the second package free. The BOGO sale is done. But the second sale on the same brand of crackers is Buy Two, Get Two Free. The first two packages that are scanned qualify as “buying” two (even though the second package is

technically free) and the next two packages of crackers will also ring up free as part of the second sale. If it seems a little confusing, don’t worry — the register automatically handles both sales automatically. After everything was scanned, I paid $2.19 for all four packages of crackers. And I didn’t even use a single coupon! I simply shopped on a day where two By Jill Cataldo sales on the same product overlapped. When stores run dual sales flyers, they’re also trying to drive more traffic to the store on days when the store isn’t as busy, which are typically earlier in the week. And, that second sales flyer usually has more deeply discounted items and prices than the week-long flyer. In addition to enjoying two sets of sales, shopping the lesser-trafficked days does give us other advantages: shorter checkout lines! On the rare instances I go to the store later in the week, I’m always amazed at how much more crowded the store is if I shop on a Friday or a Saturday versus a Monday or a Tuesday. Want one final tip? Because of the higher traffic the store enjoys at the end of the week, items like meats and produce will be reduced to clear once those busier shopping days pass. These items are still of fine quality, but the store is going to have new stock to place out as the end of the week approaches again, so they will reduce the previous week’s stock to make room for what’s coming in. I never tire of going to the store and seeing the same hamburger patties that were $4/pound reduced to $2/pound as soon as the weekend has passed!

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SATURDAY April 3, 2010

Keeseville Health Fair successful To the editor, Mountain Lake Services held a Health Fair at the Keeseville Civic Center on Friday, March 26, 2010. This event is one of six events being held throughout Essex County in celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Mountain Lake Services’ 35th Anniversary Year. Mountain Lake Services would like to thank the following organizations for their participation: Office of the Aging; CVPH Diabetes Program and CVPH Blood Donor Center; STOP Domestic Violence; Keeseville Fire Department; High Peaks Hospice; New York State Police Department; Upper Hudson Enrollment Services; Smith House Family Health Care; Elizabethtown Community Hospital; and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County. The information provided by these organizations was extremely beneficial to the community. The event brought community members together for an afternoon of networking and information sharing. We would like to thank those who came to this event as your participation is what made it successful. Melissa Newell, Community and Staff Relations Manager, Mountain Lake Services



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March 25, 2010

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Sara E. Ledwith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She is the sister of Katie Ledwith of Tremblay Ave., Plattsburgh, N.Y. Ledwith is a 2005 graduate of Willsboro High School and received an associate degree in 2006 from Clinton Community College.

Amy Rose (Oliver) Crouch died March 25, 2010 at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Amy proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp. after graduating high school. She then became a legal secretary and office manager from which she recently retired. She loved camping, kayaking, flower and herb gardening, the outdoors and spending quality time with her family, especially her granddaughters. She was predeceased by her brother Bernard Oliver Jr., her mother Mary Oliver and her father Bernard Oliver Sr. She is survived by her husband, of 24 years, Bill (Skip) Crouch; a son and his wife, Bret and Sally Carter; a daughter and her husband, Laura Carter and Scott Holland; a stepson, Brian Crouch; and her four granddaughters, Codia and Serene-Lee Holland, and Shelby and Kallihan Carter. She also leaves behind five sisters and a brother: Laura Giffen, Betsy Eads, Polly Reich, Jane Bowen, John Oliver, and Thedra Nichols. Her unconditional love and acceptance of those she knew will be missed by all. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery, Essex Road in Willsboro, on March 31, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donation in her memory can be made to the Fisher House, 113 Holland Ave, Albany, N.Y., 12208. Services are provided by Huestis Funeral Home in Willsboro.

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Sayward reenlists with Army National Guard LATHAM — Brig. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Master Sergeant Roy Sayward from Keesville has reenlisted to continue service with the Joint Forces Headquarters.

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Essex County Real Estate Transactions Date Filed 3/16/10 3/16/10 3/17/10 3/17/10 3/18/10 3/18/10 3/18/10 3/18/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/22/10 3/22/10 3/22/10 3/22/10 3/22/10 3/22/10 3/23/10 3/23/10

Amount 110000 115000 52000 7900 200000 2500 175000 1051 200 354000 120250 70000 7000 110000 31200 4000 130000 12000 89200

Buyer David & Kelly Racich Glen P. & Rhonda J. Doherty Brian & Karen Gereau Scott & Carol Tranton Old Constance Drayton Donald Edward Smith Rue Broadhead Tahawus LLC Danielle & Andrea Bassett Natalie Ferraro Cynthia K. McGuire John Boyea Kiersten Barry Lyme Adirondack Forest Co. LLC Adk Community Housing Trust John J. Jordan Walter Worth Richard H. & Eva M. Reed Wendy S. Schwencke Amy L.Welch

Seller Jason H. & Chanta. Kurchner John E. Smith Alexandra W. Reese Kenneth T. & Ann S. Savela Constance L. Drayton Dennis E. & Martha A. Gallagher Rosina B. Rue Trustee Richard C. & Marian C.Tyler Susano Agas & Belen Punzalan Robert & Cynthia M. Rath Kristina M. Swan Adk Community Housing Trust Leon R. & Cecile I Crowningshield Tr. Essex County Housing Asst. Program NY District of Assemblies of God Jamie Towne Wells Fargo Bank NA Trustee Eric J. Schwencke Joseph R.Vartuli

Location North Elba North Elba Schroon North Elba Keene Keene Newcomb North Elba North Elba North Elba Moriah Wilmington Lewis Wilmington Ticonderoga Crown Point Schroon Willsboro Moriah

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Date Filed 3/18/10 3/18/10 3/18/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/19/10 3/22/10 3/22/10 3/23/10 3/23/10 3/23/10 3/23/10 3/23/10 3/23/10 3/23/10 3/24/10 3/24/10

Amount 93605 215000 97000 175000 184233 110000 171750 25000 1750000 337700 120000 145000 16000 2500 26842 900 16000 111550 40000 82500 20000 130000 212500 109847 29500

Buyer Terry L. & Holly L. Stone Roger Pepin Anna Vlasova Barney Daniel S. & Amber L. Beggs US Bank National Assoc. ND Michael W. Pummell Natalie Ward Gary J. Dragoon Mount Whitney Meadows LLC Eli Joseph Rebecca S. Conklin David Davis Ashley LaPorte John W. Castine Ronald R.Trombly People of the State of NY Paul Uhr Brian Sigel James J. Boismer; Mona C. Donati Janet M. Raville Charles & Diane Hemingway Roland Paul Pechie Brian K. & Heather A. Raymond Federal Home Loan Mort. Corp. Albert, Joan & Denise Simard

Seller Federal Home Loan Mort. Corp. Ronald J. Bushey Robin & Stephanie L. Bechard Darby C. & Elizabeth Ann Soper Judith A. Pareira et al Terry Lee Stone Michael Bieber Gilles J. R. Brault Curtis Door Properties LLC William Russell & Evelyn Sue Sapel Julie Favro Richard & Lauri Sullivan Alain S. & Faye L. DeRosia Frederick S. Reed KEL Properties LLC William Gadway et al Elizabeth J. Martineau Lee H. Kirby Michael Samonas Bevlah & Stephen R. Konkoski Calli Brannon Michael J. Chateau; Holly J. Burley Joseph J. Degaray Jr. Julie Garsow et al Phillip A. Green Sr.

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SATURDAY April 3, 2010

MVAC announces Westport men, women top Pat Ward Tourney Scholar Athletes WILLSBORO — The Mountain Valley Athletic Conference has named the following student-atheletes as All-Stars for the Winter 2010 sports season:

Girls Division I Mindy Whitty - Schroon Lake Olivia Seymour - Chazy Sagan Trombley - Chazy Shonna Brooks - Elizabethtown Alicia Mahoney - Willsboro MVP - Jocelyn Bowen Schroon Lake Team Sportsmanship: Elizabethtown-Lewis

MVP - Carli Reynolds - Indian Lake/Long Lake Team Sportsmanship: Johnsburg and MinervaNewcomb

Kalika Hopkins - Westport Christina Sherman - Westport Marissa Titus - Crown Point Jessica Potter - Crown Point Emma Nye - Keene Co-MVP - Willa McKinley Westport Co-MVP - Martha McKinley - Westport Team Sportsmanship: Bolton

Division III Elizabeth Hamden - Indian Lake/Long Lake Murphy Farrell - Indian Lake/Long Lake Elizabeth Perkins - Wells Kelsey Williford - Johnsburg Allison Pine - Indian Lake/Long Lake




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Shea Howley - Chazy Ricky Osier - Chazy Brennan Bush - Schroon Lake Cody Armstrong - Schroon Lake Alex Hamel - Willsboro MVP - Lucas Strong - Willsboro Team Sportsmanship: Schroon Lake

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Men’s and Women’s teams from Westport came out on top in the 34th annual Pat Ward Memorial Basketball Tournament, held March 27 at ElizabethtownLewis Central School. Alumni and residents of local school districts competed to raise money for the Pat Ward Memorial Fund, which helps provide scholarships to graduates of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School.

Bo McKinley - Westport Kevin Russell - Westport Tony Rodriguez - Crown Point Dylan Boyle - Keene Cody Whitney - Keene Co-MVP - Nathan Gay Westport Co-MVP - John Budwick Crown Point Team Sportsmanship: Keene

Division III Zack Mitchell - Indian Lake/Long Lake Shane Reynolds - Wells Ben Richards - Johnsburg Adrian Veldman - Johnsburg Matt Rusch - Indian Lake/Long Lake MVP - Kris Bain - Indian Lake/Long Lake Team Sportsmanship: Indian Lake/Long Lake

Westport 66, Elizabethtown-Lewis 60 Willsboro 40, Keene 38

Championship Westport 44, Willsboro 34

Women First Round Westport 38, Elizabethtown 32 Willsboro 35, Lewis 33, 2 OT

Championship Westport 51, Willsboro 21

Matt Cashin of Elizabethtown fades back for a jumper as Pat Moore of Westport rises up to defend in the first round of the 34th annual Pat Ward Memorial Basketball Tournament March 27. The Westport men defeated Elizabethtown-Lewis in the first round and went on to win the adult tourney. Photo by Matt Bosley

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Grange From page 1 for the Whallonsburg Civic Association, the organization charged with overseeing the building. But square dancing is just one of many activities happening at the grange hall, and as renovation efforts continue, this sleepy little hamlet on the banks of the Boquet River is fast becoming one of the most popular local venues for community events. The grange hall has regularly hosted a wide gamut of art and cultural activities in the past year, including regular showings by the Champlain Valley Film Society, rehearsals and performances by the Boquet River Theatre Festival, and a collection of historical lectures called the Lyceum Series. It has also been the site of many fundraiser events. “I think it means so much that its traditions are being brought back to life,” said Cornell, noting how many local residents still remember the days when the grange hall regularly hosted dances, bingo, and various meetings. “That sense of renewed purpose, renewed possibility, renewed enjoyment, is the greatest satisfaction.” Those familiar with the grange can also see the extensive work that’s been done to give the building new life. With support from the Town of Essex, Essex Community Fund, and Friends of the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, new heat-

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Register soon for chemical disposal ALBANY — The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it will hold its spring CleanSweepNY pesticide and chemical collection events in Clinton, Essex, and Washington counties during the week of May 3. CleanSweepNY provides businesses, farms and institutions with an opportunity to ensure proper disposal of unwanted and/or obsolete pesticides and other chemicals to help provide a healthy and sustainable New York. Pre-registration is required. April 7 is the registration deadline for holders of unknown materials; April 16 for all others. CleanSweepNY is not available to homeowners. The collection effort is directed at professional pesticide applicators, agricultural operations, and other facilities where significant amounts of pesticides and other chemicals are used, such as schools, businesses, cemeteries, and recreational facilities like golf courses and marinas. Additionally, elemental mercury and empty, triplerinsed HDPE-2 plastic pesticide containers and nursery pots will be collected. A Drop-off is planned for May 5 at the Department of Transportation facility at 7735 Route 9N in Elizabethtown. To register and for more information on CleanSweepNY, visit or call 1-877-793-3769.

DEC accepting Fire Assistance grant applications ALBANY — Applications are now being accepted for federally-funded Volunteer Fire Assistance grants through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Eligible fire companies include those that serve a single town with a population of 10,000 or less and those that serve multiple communities one of which is a rural town of less than 10,000 residents. Only expenses directly related to fire suppression efforts are eligible for funding. These include the purchase of portable pumps, portable backpack pumps, hand tools, hoses, lightweight fireproof clothing (Nomex), hard hats, turnout gear, portable radios, generators and dry hydrants. Expenditures not directly related to firefighting, such as acquisition of land, construction of buildings and facilities, major apparatus purchases and maintenance items are not eligible for funding. Fire departments must provide half the cost of the project being funded. All funded projects should be completed by October 31, 2010. Preference will be given to fire departments that have not received funding in the past five years under the Volunteer Fire Assistance/Rural Community Fire Protection Program. Last year, the program allocated $456,000, which provided $1,000 grants to 456 fire departments. A comparable level of federal funding is expected for 2010. The deadline for applications is May 15. For applications or further information about the grant program, contact DEC at (518) 402-8839,or write to NYSDEC, Division of Forest Protection, 625 Broadway 8th Floor, Albany, NY, 12233-2560.

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Friday, April 2 PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Motorsports Show, Crete Memorial Civic Center, Beach Road, 6-10 p.m. 5633581. PLATTSBURGH — Natalie Ward Band perfor ms, 8 Ball Billiards Cafe, 7202 State Route 9, 9:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Robo-France 29 and Shameless Strangers perfor m, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Saturday, April 3 PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Valley Motorsports Show, Crete Memorial Civic Center, Beach Road, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 5633581. PLATTSBURGH — CVPH Easter Egg Hunt, CVPH Medical Center, 75 Beekman St., 10 a.m. sharp. PLATTSBURGH — Ashley Kollar performs kids show, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 2-4 p.m. 324-2200. PLATTSBURGH — Ashley Kollar acoustic performance, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 8-10 p.m. 324-2200. PLATTSBURGH — Katie Booth performs, Koffee Kat, 130 Margaret St., 810 p.m. 566-8433. PLATTSBURGH — Nite Train performs, 8 Ball Billiards Cafe, 7202 State Route 9, 9:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Glass Onion performs, Olive Ridley’s 37 Cour t St., 10 p.m. 324-2200.

Sunday, April 4 (Easter) Monday, April 5 PLATTSBURGH — Scrabble game, Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102. PLATTSBURGH — Senior Citizens Computer Club of Clinton County meets, Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 1:30 p.m. PERU — Adult co-ed volleyball, Peru Primary School, 116 Pleasant St., 7-9 p.m. Fee $1. 561-7167.

Tuesday, April 6 SARANAC — Saranac Hollow Jam-

mers perform, Saranac Town Hall, 3662 State Route 3, 6-9:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Green Committee meeting, Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 6-8 p.m. DANNEMORA — Open basketball for children ages 8-18, Dannemora Elementary School, 40 Emmons St., 6:30-8 p.m. 492-2606.

Wednesday, April 7 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: CVES, 1585 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, 1-2 p.m.; M & M Countr y Store, 933 Norrisville Road, Peasleeville, 2:30-3 p.m.; Apple Valley Apartments, Peru, 3:30-4 p.m. DANNEMORA —Stor y hour, Dannemora Free Librar y, 1168 Cook St., 11:30 a.m. All ages welcome. 492-7005. PLATTSBURGH — Senior Citizen Computer Club of Clinton County meets, Senior Citizens’ Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 1:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Walk Around Plattsburgh, City Hall, 41 City Hall Place, 3 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Soup kitchen, Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18 Trinity Place, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Volunteers: 561-5771. PLATTSBURGH — Earth Week Celebration meeting, North Country Food Coop, 25 Bridge St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Adirondack Jazz Orchestra performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 8 p.m. 324-2200. PLATTSBURGH — Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? Angell College Center Ballrooms, 101 Broad St., 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. PLATTSBURGH — Open mic night with Mike Pedersen, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Thursday, April 8 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Windy Acres, 12 Glenns Way, Ellenburg Depot, 11-11:30 a.m.; near the Town Hall, Ellenburg Center, 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.; Lyon Mountain Seniors, Mountain Top Senior Housing,

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2:50-3:20 p.m. DANNEMORA — Gym time for infants-age 6, parents and caregivers, Dannemora Elementary School, 40 Emmons St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Hosted by Family Connections. Runs weekly through May 13. 561-4999. PERU — Spring book sale, Peru Free Library, 3024 Main St., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. WESTPORT — Story hour, Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, 10 a.m. 962-8219. LAKE PLACID — Stor y hour, Lake Placid Public Librar y, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. 523-3200. PLATTSBURGH — Jour ney Into Reading, Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center cour t. PLATTSBURGH — “His Girl Friday,” Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 68 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Karaoke with Ben and Ashley, Olive Ridley’s 37 Court St., 6 p.m. 324-2200. PERU — Adult co-ed volleyball, Peru Primary School, 116 Pleasant St., 7-9 p.m. Fee $1. 561-7167. PLATTSBURGH — Coast Guard Auxiliary/Plattsburgh Flotilla 15-08 weekly meeting and class, South Plattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department, 4244 State Route 22, 7 p.m. Classes in seamanship and crew qualification. New members welcome. 293-7185. WESTPORT — Pianist Russell Ames performs, Westport Library, 6 Harris Ln., 7 p.m. 962-4022. PLATTSBURGH — Therapy Thursday with DJ Nyce, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200.

Friday, April 9 Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library Bookmobile stops: Bright Beginnings, 62 Northern Ave., Plattsburgh, 1-1:30 p.m.; Pine Harbour, 15 New Hampshire Road, 1:35-2 p.m.; Lake Forest, Plattsburgh, 2:05-3 p.m.; South Acres Mobile Home Park, 16 Sonya Way, Plattsburgh, 3:30-4 p.m. PERU — Spring book sale, Peru Free Library, 3024 Main St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Chess club meets,

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Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. ROUSES POINT — American Legion Auxiliary Spaghetti Dinner, 29 Pratt St., 5 p.m. 297-2600 for takeout. PLATTSBURGH — Ben Bright performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 6 p.m. JAY — JEMS Coffee House concert featuring A Fine Mix, Amos and Julia Ward Theatre, Route 9N, 7 p.m. $6 admission. ESSEX — Burt Cemetery Association annual meeting, home of Janice Moran, Middle Road, 7:30 p.m. 963-4507. PLATTSBURGH — Outlaw performs, 8 Ball Billiards Cafe, 7202 State Route 9, 9:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Ten Year Vamp performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200. PLATTSBURGH — Odus Budd performs, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Saturday, April 10 WEST CHAZY — Nor th Countr y Squares 40th Annual Pancake Weekend, Sanger’s Sugar House, 137 Stratton HIll Road, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.846-7385 or 4933024. ROUSES POINT — Rouses Point-National Scrapbook Day celebration, Gaines Marina, 141 Lake St., 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. 297-7000 or 206-4078. PERU — Spring book sale, Peru Free Library, 3024 Main St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. AUSABLE FORKS — Story time for children ages 3-7, Au Sable Forks Free Library, 9 Church Lane, 10:30 a.m. 6475596. PLATTSBURGH — Alpha Chi Rho fundraiser for American Cancer Society, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 1 p.m. oliveridley’ for details. PLATTSBURGH — “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. CHAMPLAIN — Professional speaker Tom Bull hosting workshop about stress that accompanies challenges, Three Steeples United Methodist Church, 491 U.S. Route 11, 2-4 p.m. LYON MOUNTAIN — Wii tournament, Lyon Mountain Methodist Church, 3909 State Route 374, 4-8 p.m. $5 per person.

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PLATTSBURGH — I Love Rock ‘N Roll ARC fundraiser, West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road, 5:30 p.m. $40. 5630930 or 834-5439. PLATTSBURGH — Final show for season for Second Saturday Cinema, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4 Palmer St., 7 p.m. Call 561-6920 for the title. WHALLONSBURG — Film Society showing of "An Education," Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Route 22, 8 p.m. Tickets $5 for adults, $2 for those younger than 18. PLATTSBURGH — Natalie Ward Band perfor ms, Irises Café and Wine Bar, 22 City Hall Place, 9 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Bootleg performs, 8 Ball Billiards Cafe, 7202 State Route 9, 9:30 p.m. PLATTSBURGH — Ten Year Vamp performs, Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 324-2200. PLATTSBURGH — Out the Hasse performs, Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Sunday, April 11 PLATTSBURGH — Pancake breakfast, St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 1349 Military Turnpike, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. WEST CHAZY — Nor th Countr y Squares 40th Annual Pancake Weekend, Sanger’s Sugar House, 137 Stratton HIll Road, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.846-7385 or 4933024. CHAZY — Spaghetti dinner to benefit Chazy Senior Housing, The Weathercock, 9688 Route 9, 12-5 p.m. UPPER JAY — Ar tist reception for Joann Wilson, Wells Memorial Library, Route 9N, 2-4 p.m. LAKE PLACID — Sunday Garden Series: “Going Native in Your Garden,” Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Lane, 3-4:30 p.m. Free.

Monday, April 12- Monday, April 19 WHALLONSBURG — Volunteer Work Week, Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Route 22. Call 962-4386 for arrangements.

Monday, April 12 PERU — Adult co-ed volleyball, Peru Primary School, 116 Pleasant St., 7-9 p.m. Fee $1. 561-7167.

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y all indications, area anglers will soon be enjoying the earliest ‘ice out’ in recent memory. Currently, ponds in the Saranac Lake area are on the cusp of opening up, while numerous waters to the south and west have already shed winter’s white cap. Many local ponds are already sporting the telltale ‘spider webs’ which indicate their ice is soon to go. The shorelines of most ponds are also beginning to open up, which will provide productive angling opportunities around trees, brush, outlets and inlets. Areas around inlets will provide some of the best early season opportunities especially on waters with smelt populations, as the annual run of the slim, silvery swimmers typically begins soon after the full Sap Moon, which passed on March 30th. Over the course of my first 20 years of guiding, I rarely provided a fishing trip on the ponds prior to the first weekend in May. In fact, there were several years when the ice cover prevented access to the ponds until Mothers Day weekend. However, for the past dozen years, I’ve usually had a boat on the ponds during the month of April, but rarely as early as the season opener.

Boater’s Seat Belt Law Anglers planning to jumpstart the trout season with an early visit to the ponds, should be aware of Section 40, Subdivision 1 of the NYS Navigation Law which requires “each person on board pleasure vessels less than twenty-one feet, including rowboats, canoes, and kayaks must wear a securely fastened United States Coast Guard approved personal flotation device of an appropriate size when such vessel is underway between November first and May first.” Failure to wear a lifejacket is a violation of the Navigation Law and is punishable by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100, applicable to either the operator and/or the owner of the vessel. The new, ‘Cold Water Boating’ regulation is similar to NY state’s mandatory seatbelt law and affects all boaters in vessels under 21 feet in length during the months when emersion in cold water poses the greatest danger to boaters. A seat cushion

doesn’t count; a PFD must be worn.

A long road in the Adirondacks Last weekend I journeyed to Hamilton, NY for the 29th annual Rendezvous of the NYS Outdoor Guides Association. The gathering was well attended and the seminars provided participants with a wealth of outdoor knowledge. The featured speaker was Jerry Jenkins, a well-known botanist, naturalist and the author of The Adirondack Atlas, as well as the soon to be released book, Climate Change in the Adirondacks: The Path to Sustainability. Jenkins' address, which focused primarily on the affects of climate change on the Adirondacks, was an eye-opener for many of the assembled outdoorsmen and women. He illustrated the presentation with a combination of charts and graphs, which provided insights into the effects that can be expected as temperatures continue to rise over the next century. Predictions included a diminishing number of winter days with snow cover, a later freezing over of lakes and ponds and earlier ice outs. Seasons will no longer be as distinctive as the length of winter diminishes. Summers will be hotter and drier and the boreal forest will gradually disappear, along with many common species of birds and wildlife. Weather extremes will become more common, with heavier rains, hotter days and even greater snowfalls. The most notable change will be cultural, as the region’s long history of winter sports will become increasingly vulnerable to the warming climate. As Jenkins sadly noted, “The ski, the snowshoe and the snowmobile are as much Adirondack symbols as the guideboat or the paddle.” After traveling south through the Adirondack communities of Long Lake, Raquette Lake and Old Forge, which were all nearly snowless, I found Jenkins’ presentation especially disturbing. On the return trip north, I traveled Route 8 from Ohio to


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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.

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




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. 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:


St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Joe Elliott, Pastor. Closed Until Memorial Day in May Essex Community Church (Methodist) Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. Sunday Worship Services: 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School; Methodist Women’s Org. - 3rd Wednesday. Pre-School Playgroup - Thursdays 10 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw.


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

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

KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4

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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. 834-5432. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Bible Study - Wednesday Evening 6 p.m. Website: 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:

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


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Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at

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


United Church of Christ Main Street. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Church is handicapped accessible. Phone number: 518-585-9196. All are welcome.

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


Federated Church Main Street. 962-8293. Sun. Worship 9 a.m. including Children’s Church, followed by Bible Study 10:15 a.m. (beginning Sept. 13). Choir rehearsal Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible/Book study in the parsonage Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Youth Group beginning this Fall. Everyone welcome. Pastor Leon Hebrink. Westport Bible Church 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. SonRisen Service 7:30 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Church Service 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 5:30 p.m. No Evening Service or Olympian Club. Email: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Fred Provoncha. Sacrament Meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday School 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10 a.m.; Primary 11:20 a.m. 1 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sat., 7 p.m. (Summer only); Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email:


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

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

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Morehouse to Speculator, and finally from Wells to Schroon Lake. Along the route, I found scant evidence of a hard winter. A few lakes were already open and there were no towering snowbanks along the roadside; rivers weren’t roaring with high water and only a few riverbanks were cluttered with blocks of ice. Following a hunting season that offered just a single day of actual tracking snow, the growing evidence of global warming is difficult to deny. In concept, as Jenkins explained, climate change can be arrested, however the process will require a worldwide effort of concerned citizens and others with the political will to make a difference. The process will require major sacrifices and new forms of energy consumption and development. Unfortunately, the longer we forestall implementation of such measures, the sooner we will suffer the consequences. The saddest irony of the whole equation is that our parents toiled through the Great Depression, and then saved the world in World War II. They were the “Greatest Generation.” They lived to see a man on the moon, and gave birth to a generation that wanted to give back to the earth. However, at some point along the route, the 70’s environmentalists became more concerned with a big house on the hill and two SUV’s in the yard. Greenbacks replaced green stripes as an overtly consumptive tenor overtook a generation that had promised to make a difference. At our current rate of consumption, I often wonder about the world our children will inherit. Will it look anything like it did when we were given the responsibility for it? Will we become the “Damnedest Generation”?

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this will be the furthest he’s delved into ethical policy. “I spent 28 years in the air force,” Lilly said, “and we had ethical rules and regulations there as well.” Orticelle, a Saranac Lake resident, is a Criminal Justice professor at North Country Community College, and has served as a member of the North Elba-Lake Placid Joint Review Board. “I think transparency and accountability are very important to public service,” said Orticelle, which is why, when he heard of an Ethics committee being formed, he volunteered to take part. Orticelle holds a Master ’s degree in Public Administration, is a licensed realtor, and is a retired police officer with 41 years of experience. “Between studying it and living it, I feel I can contribute very strongly to any discussion [about ethics],” he said. Douglas told the Essex County Ways and Means committee that Lilly and Orticelle were chosen with political neutrality in mind. “Aside from Dan [Manning], I don’t know the political affiliation of any of them,” he said. Manning, who is likely to chair the committee, said he has pulled examples of Codes of Ethics from various municipalities throughout New York State, which the committee should

be able to use as a template. Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey recommended using a code recently developed by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Douglas confirmed that would be one of many from which the committee draws ideas. The committee will likely begin meeting later this month, Douglas said, after Manning returns from an out-of-town conference. At that point, it will be up to committee members to decide whether to hold their meetings in a public forum. “I have no problem with it being open to the public,” said Douglas. “Once they finalize their determinations, we’ll definitely make those public.”

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or MBE and WBE. VN-3/27,4/3/10-2TC-63175 ----------------------------------------WESTPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF WESTPORT, COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW YORK NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION Public Budget Hearing Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Annual Meeting, Election & Vote Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District, Essex County, Westport, New York, will be held in the Westport Central School cafeteria in said District on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. prevailing time, for the presentation of the budget. The budget will be available for review beginning on May 1, 2010 at the Westport Central School during business hours. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District of the Town of Westport, Essex County, New York, will be held in the lobby outside the Bulles Auditorium at the Westport Central School building in said District on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. prevailing time, (or until all who are in attendance at the time have voted), at which time the polls will be open to vote, by ballot, upon the following items: 1. To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2010-2011 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District. And 2. To elect one member of the Board for a five (5) year term commencing July 1, 2010 and expiring on June 30, 2015 to succeed Alice W. LaRock whose term expires on June 30, 2010. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the School District’s budget for 2010-2011, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident of the District dur-

ing business hours, beginning May 1, 2010 at the Westport Central School. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education shall be filed with the Clerk of said School District at her office in the Westport Central School, not later than Monday, April 19, 2010, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters of the District and shall state the residence of each signer. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote at said annual vote and election. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) a resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the annual vote and election. The School District may require all persons offering to vote at the budget vote and election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law 8018-c. Such form may include a driver’s license, a non-driver identification card, a utility bill, or a voter registration card. Upon offer of proof of residency, the School District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that qualified voters may apply for absentee ballots at the District Clerk’s office and that a list of persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for inspection in the District Clerk’s office during each of the five days prior to the day of the election, during regular business hours, except Sunday. School District: Westport Central Town of Westport, County of Essex, New York District Clerk: Jana Atwell Dated: March 23, 2010 VN-4/3,4/17,5/1,5/15/10-4TC63193 -----------------------------------------

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