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How high for Horace Nye? By Keith Lobdell

AVCS student, cousin pen book ELIZABETHTOWN — While the Essex County Board of Supervisors is seeking more money, it will not be the sole factor in who is chosen to own and operate the Horace Nye Nursing Home. Supervisors voted to seek the “highest and best” bid from a trio of prospective buyers of the Horace Nye Nursing Home during its April 2 regular meeting. However, there was a lot of discussion on if the resolution meant the price tag would be the key determining factor in the sale. “I don't think it should be sold to the highest bidder,” Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch said. “I think that it should be sold to the best quality bidder. It needs to go to the best service.”


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ELIZABETHTOWN — The chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors wants a little decorum. Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said that while he appreciates debate over the potential sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home, some of the mud-slinging has to stop. Douglas spoke to the members of the board and

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Elizabethtown sewer lacks state funding, seeks changes By Katherine Clark ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown officials are seeking solutions to the lack of state funding available for the Elizabethtown sewer project. After learning from local officials the $8.5 million the town seeks for the completion of it’s sewer system project has been drastically trimmed, Bartley has asked project contractors Barton & Loguidice to construct three new water districts. “We’re moving forward and looking at smaller designs,” Bartley said. “If we can put in the core system now and still build more in the future when more money is available, we can expand more easily.” Barton & Loguidice designed three prospective plans to create a smaller sewer system for the town. Design A would connect everything on the west side of Court Street from the Arsenal Inn Restaurant to the bus garage. Bartley said it would connect about 20 users, including Elizabethtown Community Hospital, the Essex County Government Center and the Horace Nye Nursing Home. The cost of the first design would be between $2 million and $3 million. Design B would connect both sides of Court Street and include Hand Ave. The cost of the second design

would be roughly $4 million. Design C would be a combination of the first two and extend the sewer system to Park Street and to residents on Hillcrest Ave. The redesigned plans will exclude River and Water Streets due to the increased cost of pumping uphill. At the town’s monthly meeting March 20, Bartley announced the state funding for the proposed Elizabethtown town sewer system now falls short of the needed $8.5 million for the project’s completion. State officials can only offer the town of Elizabethtown $1 million for the projects completion, and the money could only be used for connecting low income housing to an existing system. “They said the state has $18 million for all sewer and water projects,’ Bartley said. “You need $8.5 million, we have $18 million for the entire state. Theres no money for you.” Bartley said she could not say which plan she favored for the town. Once she and other town officials speak with a financial officer April 3 to discuss what sort of grants are available to help fund the projects, Bartley said she will be more prepared to make a decision. “We need to know first what it’s going to cost our

residents, because the residents cannot bear the bulk of this,” Bartley said. As the Elizabethtown population is depleting with less job opportunities to bring in and keep more residents, Bartley said she believes by bringing in a sewer system that can withstand more industrial facilities will provide for growth. “I truely believe a sewer system would ensure the future growth for this town and give current residents a reason to stay here,” Bartley said. At a question and answer session at the Hand House March 28, Bartley presented the update to residents. “I want people to know what’s happening and keep people connected with this project, because these changes are happening by the day,” Bartley said. Bartley said the more prepared the town is for a new sewer system, the easier it will be if money becomes available in the future. By constructing a comprehensive plan, Bartley said the town will be more likely to receive grant funding than it will be without a comprehensive plan in place. “If we have a comprehensive plan it will give us credibility,” Bartley said.

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Horace Nye

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Richard Tromblee of Moriah Corners speaks with his supervisor, Tom Scozzafava. Photo by Keith Lobdell that is separate from my responsibilities in my town.” Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston said he felt some of the attacks were being used to misrepresent fact. “We need to take the emotions out of this,” he said. “Something, somewhere has got to give. I think the mass hysteria that is out there that the privatization is a horrible thing is just not the case. The responsible thing to do is to look at this seriously and if we can do it, then we should be doing it.” Douglas later took a moment to commend Richard Tromblee, a Moriah Corners resident who addressed the board earlier that day. “He was very respectful and made some good points,” Douglas said. “He didn’t go after supervisors or resort to personal attacks.” “There is and will be a need for care for our elderly,” Tromblee said during the guest comment portion of the meeting. “Maybe some of you will end up that way and need this care. Hands on care that they will not receive in a private nursing home. Before you decide to privatize the Horace Nye Nursing Home, please stop and think.” The board of supervisors passed a resolution seeking the “highest and final” offer from each of the three companies seeking to purchase the home after the initial round of bidding.

“It's not just the highest bidder, it is the most responsible bidder,” replied board chair Randy Douglas of Jay. County Attorney Daniel Manning said he regreted the fact that the broker, Marcus and Millichap, had already received the new bids before the resolution was passed, but that the broker was merely doing its job. “It is Marcus and Millichap's best interest to go out and get us the highest price,” Manning said. “I decided that because we had three bidders, we should go back to them and get the highest price from the highest responsible bidder. I do not know of any reason why it was done (before the resolution was passed), it just happened. The bottom line is, do you want to try and solicit the highest and best price or not, that is what you are voting on.” Manning said he felt the county was obligated to do that. “You have an obligation to solicit for higher bids,” Manning said. “This is not a resolution that sanctions a sale, it is simply asking for higher bids. We do not need this resolution but for me.”

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Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley questioned if the county had a plan or timetable for the sale. “My concern right now is that we do not seem to have a clear path that we are follow-

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Discussion during the resolution’s time on the floor also included looking at the level of care at the facility. “I am looking around here and the information shows that the private homes are looking good, the not-forprofits are not and the Horace Nye Home is in the middle,” Bartley said. “There’s people who will think that people are going to be put out onto the street and lose jobs and that is just not the case,” Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston said. “If you go to the Health Department and look at the Horace Nye Home and the three bidders, you will see that we do not fare well against them.” “I have to believe that they both give really good care and that there is isolated incidents in either one,” Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said. “Maybe short term, everything will be fine. But in the long term, we need a place for our residents to go. No one will be put out of the nursing home, but accepting new people, no matter what kind of strings you have attached, is going to change.”

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Supervisors also discussed the shortfall in revenue at the facility. “It still bothers me that we

lose $2-3 million and if we are going to sell this, how are they going to break even or make a profit,” Schroon Supervisor Michael Marnell said. “We are not in the nursing home business and I do not believe the county should be in the nursing home business,” Douglas said. “We are in the business of watching out for all of our residents, and that is why I support keeping the nursing home,” Morrow countered. “I have been here a lot of years and things have changed, but some of our responsibility is to help those that cannot help themselves,” Scozzafava said. “You need a safety net out there somewhere. I am just saying that some of these services we are morally obligated to give to the residents.” Scozzafava also said there are other areas he felt should be looked at. “Have we talked about getting out of the college business,” he questions. “We are in that for about $2 million per year and we are not in the college business. The list goes on and on.”

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County Manager Daniel Palmer said his report on the Horace Nye Home will be coming shortly. “I am well into the report and it addresses every question that is out there,” Palmer said. “Everything that is being talked about will be answered in that report.” Palmer also added that the initial plan for the home was for it to be profitable. “The home was set up as an enterprise fund, which means that it is supposed to pay for itself,” Palmer said. “We have been $21,000,700 short of that since 2001. It becomes unsustainable and at what point do you decide that you are going to stay in the business or completely shut the doors.” Even though Palmer reported that Marcus and Millichap had received the new bids from the three businesses: Centers for Specialty Care out of New York City; Gerald Woods CPA, out of Nassau County; and Elliot Management Group out of Rockland County; the resolution gives them until April 9 before the bids will be reviewed.

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those in the audience, saying he felt personal attacks were not helping the dialogue of a very serious matter. “To say that we do not care for our seniors, veterans or communities is just plain wrong,” Douglas said. “Everyone in your communities knows what you do and how hard you work for them. I do not think that the personal attacks are appropriate. To label someone on this board based on how they vote is ludicrous. All of the personal attacks are wrong.” Douglas also had harsh words for a guest viewpoint printed in the Valley News, written by Barbara Paye of Willsboro. “To say that we do not answer e-mails or respond to the needs of our constituents is wrong,” Douglas said in response to a statement by Paye. “I am hearing from them daily. I have answered every e-mail and every phone call.” Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava added that it would be nice to also hold public hearings on the metter before a final vote was cast. “I think that it is only fair that we hear from our constituents,” Scozzafava said. “Not only have all the other counties that have gone through this had public hearings, but they have held them at different sites within the county.” Douglas also took exception with another part of the letter by Paye: “If you all vote to sell the Nursing home can we expect that the county salaries of every Essex County supervisor and the county manager will decrease by the proportion of the no longer present Horace Nye Budget since it will no longer be a concern to you or part of your responsibility that you get paid for overseeing?” “I am just really tired of the personal attacks and the attacks on us as supervisors,” Douglas said. “Everyone in here works very hard for their constituents and for the county. I put about 30 hours a week into county work, and

ing,” Bartley said. “We are doing some things at different times that are confusing some people. This is going to go on until we have a date.” “My intention is after we get through the process of the bidding, and if this board wants to select a bidder, I will appoint a committee to visit the sites of some of the facilities that these companies operate,” Douglas said. “When we see what bids we receive, the task force will take those bids and look at them. It's not just to look at the financials, it’s to look at everything and do our due diligence to find out how they operate.” Douglas said the county would do everything needed before a decision was made. “If we do decide to sell, I do believe that we will have done our job and our duty,” he said. “It is a long process and we can't really give them a date of where we were going to be through the process.”

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ter Director Arin Burdo said. Sprague said that they plan to continue to spend time in local schools offering a presentation created by Elizabethtown-Lewis junior Brody Hooper, and a walk has been planned for April 30 at 11:30 a.m. at the Essex County Government Center in Elizabethtown to help raise awareness for the need to ban the product. “Maybe we will be having a celebratory walk to applaud our state legislators for making synthetic marijuana illegal,” Sprague said. “That would be a great outcome for a small county who took big steps to push for

this legislation.” At the April 2 meeting of the Essex County Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman Randy Douglas said he felt there were some others that needed to be saluted for their work on the matter. “This shows a great cooperation between a number of agencies,” Douglas said. “I think that the work that (Lewis Supervisor) Dave Blades has done on this issue has been amazing. He was one of the first to bring this to the table here and ask. Michael Mascarenas also did an excellent job coordinating with the different agencies and schools.”

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said. “We must continue to educate our children, our colleagues and peers as this in not a public health concern just isolated to our youth, and we must continue to push our legislature to pass a law that will make this drug illegal not only to sell or distribute, but to possess.” “I think that this is a wonderful thing,” Karen Crowningshield, Assistant Nurse Manager at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, said. “It looks like the governor is taking steps to get something done immediately through the Health Department.” The order calls for sales and distribution to stop immediately. Local health officials are being ordered to check for compliance. Violators can face civil penalties. Synthetic marijuana has


is long overdue,” Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting said. “This was a loophole that was putting some very dangerous, toxic substances in the hands of kids.” “I am very excited that the state commissioner saw the need to do this and that the governor called upon the Health Department to take that action,” Essex County Department of Public Health Director Linda Beers said. “In Essex County, there has been a wonderful community collaboration of many groups to make this danger known and combat it.” “Essex County has been very vigilant in our efforts to educate our communities on the dangers of this drug and also encourage local retailers to pull this poison off their shelves before they were made to do it,” Sprague


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Horace Nye: It’s time to sell


he time has come for the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown to no longer be the responsibility of the Essex County taxpayer. The county-owned facility has been operating at a loss for more than the past decade, draining money from the county coffers and adding to a tax levy that is now made tighter by the restriction of the two-percent cap. It is clear that the most appropriate business decision is to cut the county’s losses and get out of the nursing home business, either through the sale of the facility to one of three interested bidders (Centers for Specialty Care out of New York City; Gerald Woods CPA, out of Nassau County; and Elliot Management Group out of Rockland County), or by shutting down the facility entirely. Since 2001, the Horace Nye Nursing Home has been over $21 million in the red, not good for a facility that was set up with the express purpose to make money for the county under an Enterprise Fund. It has not been enterprising at all. Washington County, which is similar in size to Essex, has already made the leap and is currently in negotiations for the sale of both its health care services and the Pleasant Valley Nursing Facility to National Health Care Associates Inc. The firm bid $6.56 million for both county health care packages. In Essex County, the home is the only item on the table, and has received three, matching, $4 million bids. Warren County is also discussing the issue as they face major budget decisions. While $4 million may be nothing compared to the $21 million in losses, at least it is something compared to the tax hole that would be sitting in Elizabethtown if the facility were to close its doors entirely. Don’t think that option is not on the table. County Manager Daniel Palmer has said that if the county continues on its present course with the money the home is hemorrhaging, closure would be a definite option. “It becomes unsustainable and at what point do you decide that you

are going to stay in the business or completely shut the doors,” he said. With a sale, the county receives at least some financial return. It will also have controls in place over the facility to keep employees in their jobs and keep a percentage of beds reserved for county residents or low-income individuals. That seems a far better option than having no facility at all. We understand that this is a tough, controversial issue and that there are a lot of people who are invested in the outcome. Supervisors, county employees, nurses, staff, patients, seniors and families are all invested in this drama playing out before them. At the same time, it seems the most vocal opponents of the sale have been county employees who fear that privatization could impact their pay and benefits, or, worse — cost them their job altogether. While we cannot blame these employees for voicing those concerns, the supervisors cannot allow that to sway their vote, and we fear further dialogue in settings such as public hearings would be dominated by more of the same. The board of supervisors was elected to look out for county taxpayers as a whole, not a select few — it is time they step up and make the difficult decisions they were elected to make. If it is deemed through studying other private facilities that the quality of care will not suffer and that privatization will save taxpayers millions annually, then the decision is a no-brainer. And, in the final analysis, privatization is a much better option for those same employees and the patients they care for than not having a facility here at all.

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Layoffs at corporately owned daily newspapers nothing but greed


a time to hurt those you depend ’ve been accused over time of heavily on like staff, readers and adnot liking daily newspapers vertisers who will be affected by the and being overly bias toward cut backs and then pass out bonuses weekly newspapers. I’ve always and cigars to celebrate your shrewd been quick to point out, however, business ways. that it’s not the newspapers I don’t Interestingly enough, one of the like but rather the corporate culture seminars I attended this weekend in that is killing the sense of communiSaratoga Springs was about the ty these organizations once had. common qualities that exist among When these businesses were cash Dan Alexander successful newspapers. Here is the cows and the money was flowing, it Thoughts from list: was like a big Monopoly game, with Behind the Pressline 1. Loyalty to staff in tough times corporate buy-outs of long standing 2. Constant investment in quality family ownership and then swap3. Regular staff training ping and trading of properties to further enhance 4. Close relationships between management and the corporate grip on a region. staff Last week, while I and many of our editorial 5. Close ties to the community staff members were in Saratoga Springs at the New 6. Quality journalism York Press Association’s Spring Conference, the 7. Investments in technology, equipment and news broke regarding the Lee Enterprise/Postnew publications Star’s move to terminate about 30 percent of its edOur small rural weeklies don’t always get the reitorial staff, primarily in the Washington and spect nor prestige given to the Post-Star or some of Saratoga County areas. More shocking than the the area’s other corporately owned publications, cuts at the Post-Star and the 51 other Lee Enterbut we hope someday to alter that opinion when prise-owned papers who made similar large-scale the community realizes how things are changing. staff cuts across the country, was the announceDuring the last three years while the big guys have ment just days before that Lee CEO Mary Junck been cutting staff and furloughing employees, was awarded a $500,000 bonus and CFO Carl sending core services and jobs like the design of loSchmidt was awarded a $250,000 bonus. cal ads and the layout of the newspaper to distance Call me a crazy fool or completely out of step communities, we and other small, independent lowith capitalism but I see a community’s newspacally-owned publishers have been adding services per as its biggest cheerleader and one of its priand expanding staff with the displaced personnel mary guiding leaders. When times are tough, you cast off by the corporate giants. set some of your own priorities aside and lead Many members of our staff haven’t had raises in through example. It should be in times like these several years but they understand that as an organthat a steady hand on the wheel will set the ecoization we are fighting for our future and the funomic course for a community. A well run, well esture of the people and communities we serve. tablished company, should be positioned to set Maintaining your job and benefits while being foaside its appetite for making lots of money and cused on the future is a simple enough concept to sending it out of the community to its shareholdunderstand, but when greed overrides common ers, while having a long term strategy to recognize sense, that’s also a pretty simple concept that folks there will be time enough for making money when can see right through. During times like these we the economy has been corrected. need less self-serving companies and public serThere is something very wrong when making vants and far more teamwork and a sense of urmoney is your sole motive, over the primary congency to work together to solve the problems faccerns for your community and employees. That is ing our economy. If a community institution, like precisely what I see happening at the corporate your hometown newspaper, isn’t in this for the dailies that largely populate our region. My issue long haul, perhaps it’s time for the community to has never been about the daily newspaper instituseek out a new locally committed institution to tions themselves. It’s always been about the conlead the charge. trolling interests who put up a friendly facade but whose true colors come to light when the going Dan Alexander is publisher and CEO of Denton gets tough. This is a time to stand your ground and Publications. He may be reached at show you are a leader, especially when the health and welfare of your community is at stake. It’s not

April 7, 2012

Valley News - 7

Remember, it’s a kids game

GUESTVIEWPOINT Take part in drafting the Elizabethtown comprehensive plan


he Elizabethtown Planning Board is working to update the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. If you wonder what the Comprehensive Plan is, or what it can do for our Town, read on! Some familiar folks, including Phil Hutchins, Gretna Longware and Herb Hildebrant, developed the original Comprehensive Plan back in 1976. As a result of this first Plan, the Town was able to create the “Historic District.” The plan allowed our leaders to put buildings such as the Hand and Hale Houses on the National Historic Register, and preserve these historic buildings for the future. Having this Plan made it possible for Elizabethtown to receive grant money to develop the Blueberry Hills Trails, which provides over 800 acres and more than 30 miles of hiking that we all can enjoy. The Plan also made the Town eligible to receive the grant money that built the new Footbridge Park, which offers a nature trail for young children. In 2010, the Planning Board, with support from the Town Board, applied for a Smart Growth Grant. The competition for this grant was fierce, with many towns in Essex County applying for the money. In July 2011 Elizabethtown was chosen to receive $37,000 to pay for the cost of updating the original 1976 Comprehensive Plan. A Planning Board sub-committee was

formed to write a Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire the professional services of an experienced planner. This RFP was sent out to companies in the area, and after reviewing the many responses; the sub-committee narrowed their choices down to three companies. They interviewed the three companies, and after much discussion, checking references and reviewing the companies’ experience, the sub-committee decided to award the contract to Community Planning and Environmental Associates. Many things have changed in the 46 years since the original Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the people of Elizabethtown. An updated Plan will allow the people to have more input into how our town grows. Some of the things the revised Plan will look at are: Clearly defining the different areas of the Town (Commercial, Residential, Historical), finding ways to make the Town safer for pedestrians by adding sidewalks and crosswalks, improving parking areas and creating better visibility for drivers, preserving existing buildings and helping to update the facilities, improving the golf course and looking at ways it can be used as a year round recreational facility, developing cross country ski and snow shoe trails, and improving the ice rink and making it more accessible to residents,

In addition, having a Comprehensive Plan qualifies local businesses to become eligible for grant money, allowing them to make improvements to their businesses. All changes and updates to the existing Comprehensive Plan will be presented to the residents of Elizabethtown at public hearings. The Comprehensive Plan subcommittee would like to have additional members of the community on the committee during this process. Any Elizabethtown resident who is willing to make a two-year commitment to serve on the SubCommittee is invited to submit a letter of interest to the Planning Board, P.O. Box 265, Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Ronald Testa Elizabethtown

Correction Information in the story about the Harrietstown town clerk in the March 31 issue was incorrectly reported. The town's insurance company, not the Town Board, decided to pay former bookkeeper Brenda LaPierre $30,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming that Supervisor Larry Miller had sexually harassed her at work. The Town Board approved the insurance company’s recommendation in December 2011.

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To the Valley News: A heartfelt thanks to the Stewart’s Shops and their customers who collected $1,000 for the Adirondack Carousel as part of the Holiday Match Program sponsored by Stewart’s Shops! The Holiday Match supports kid related programs in the community by collecting and matching individual donations from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Last year the 328 Stewart's Shops in upstate New York and Vermont, its media partners and customers gave a total of $1.28 million to local organizations that benefit children. Since 1986 together they have raised almost $15 million. Half of the $1,000 awarded to the Adirondack Carousel came from customers who shop in the Stewart's shops. We are grateful and thank all the Stewart's Shop partners who worked so diligently to collect the funds and to the Stewart's Shop customers for their generous contributions. The funds will help subsidize a program to provide free rides to children under 18 years of age during special events. The 3,500-square foot Adirondack Carousel building under construction in the William Morris Park will house a full sized carousel with adjoining space for children’s events, community programs, meetings and educational workshops. The 28-foot carousel will feature beautifully carved and painted Adirondack wildlife figures, including a giant Black Fly, big mouthed Bass, blue Heron, and even a Skunk. There will also be a Chris Craft style chariot for “kids” of all ages who would not otherwise be able to experience the job of riding a carousel. If all goes as planned, we are scheduled to have our Grand Opening on May 26th, Memorial Day weekend. For up to date information, visit or friend us on Facebook. Marge Glowa Onchiota

To the Valley News: Thank you to everyone who joined us at our annual Palm Sunday Breakfast. It was a tremendous success. Half of the net will be donated to Holy Name School. Special thanks to our food donors: M & M Diner, Stewarts, Southmeadow Sugarworks and Rulf's Orchard The Knights of Columbus Au Sable Forks Council 2301

ReadersPoll Last week, asked: Do you think the Essex County Board of Supervisors should privatize the Horace Nye Nursing Home?


Yes, privatization will save money


No, the quality of care will suffer


The county should close the facility

This week’s question: should schools puts building projects up for a vote in the current fiscal climate?

Writing contest To the Valley News: The Winter/Spring Travel Writing Contest to showcase New York’s Champlain Valley is underway and anyone can submit an article—just do it by April 30. First prize is $500 and the People’s Choice prize for most online votes is $250. Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting this contest to promote the local economy so write about your favorite places—restaurants, stores, historic sites, a neighbor ’s farm, etc.—and activities like biking, boating, fishing, golfing, skiing, walking. Send in pictures too. And make sure to include getting out on a CATS trail—you can find those and contest guidelines at Just think of someone who is looking for a place to visit. What would make him or her say, “That’s the place I want to go.” It could be views of the lake, walks in your town, friendly people at the neighborhood store, a comfortable inn, tasty home-grown food at the diner, quiet back roads, a noisy bar with local musicians, the high school play, chatting at the post office, seeing wild turkeys while walking in the woods. Write about what you like to do. People research vacation destinations online, so we’ll get the stories out on the web to attract visitors to see this great place where we live. So, please write an article or simply tell others to enter the contest because more stories will bring in more visitors, attract new residents, get more kids in the schools, and lead to thriving year-round businesses. Chris Maron, Executive Director, Champlain Area Trails

Volunteer nominations sought LAKE PLACID — The National Volunteer Week Committee is now accepting nominations for North Elba/Lake Placid's 2012 Distinguished Volunteer(s). The Town of North Elba and the Village of Lake Placid have both signed proclamations declaring the week of May 13-19, 2012 as National Volunteer Week, an event that celebrates and thanks one of the communities’ most valuable assets; its volunteers. The NVW Committee is planning a celebration on Saturday, May 19, with a tree planting ceremony in honor of all community volunteers followed by a ceremony and reception recognizing the 2012 Distinguished Volunteer(s). Nominations must be received by Friday, May 4. Any previous candidates may be renominated. A Distinguished Volunteer award will be given in recognition of a lifetime of activity and effort on behalf of the Town of North

Agrees with ‘sharks’ piece To the Valley News: I enjoyed your editorial. I was overjoyed when the APA and The Adirondack Club and Resort finally came to an agreement. This has been a long process (8 years) and it was good to see compromise by both parties. Isn't this what we all have been waiting for for years? Finally feeling like the APA is working with developers or groups who are trying to pump some new life into a struggling area of the state. Instead of feeling like the APA is bullying us, as in the past, it seems as though thy are seeing that some economic development is good for the future of this area. If we are not at least somewhat progressive to try to maintain an economic base in the park we will be left with nothing, which includes no amenities for visitors. A new project like this doesn't even begin to replace all the businesses that have disappeared in the park over the last 75 years. As for the Sierra Club, go back from which you came and let Adirondackers take care of our own business. Paul Stephens, Westport

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Elba and/or the Village of Lake Placid. Volunteers do not have to reside in North Elba/Lake Placid but the Organization that they have been nominated for, and where they have performed their services, must be within the boundaries of North Elba. The committee will accept nominations for a separate youth category for those 18 years of age and younger. The same criteria will be used. All nominations must follow the outlined “procedure for nomination” as presented below, including: any individual or organization may nominate a candidate; previous nomination does not disqualify person for another year; Nomination forms are available at the Lake Placid Visitors Center at 2608 Main St. in Lake Placid, or by emailing Please mail, deliver or fax (523-2605) completed nominations by no later than Friday, May 4, c/o Kathy Pfohl Lake Placid CVB, 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, N.Y. 12946.


ports researchers say that people love sports because people with talent or skills combined with determination and dedication can do very well in sports. Americans like the idea that a person can come out of nowhere and do well By Scot Hurlburt in sports; it may be the ultimate meritocracy, that as Americans, we embrace. No matter the sport, who your parents are, how much money you have or who you know will not afford you an advantage. Research also reveals that we also enjoy watching grown men and women acting like children. They play with reckless abandon; 6’7” men launch themselves into the courtside crowd to save an errant ball. The centerfielder will launch his body into the stadium wall for a chance to make a spectacular catch. The wide receiver that cuts into the middle to make a catch on the fly knowing that they may be demolished by the free safety. The celebrations are as notable and famous as the sports themselves. In the end zone football players have their signature celebrations, baseball players huddle around home base, bumping chests and jumping in celebration over a home run. Maybe for a few moments we forget that they are grizzled adults, some well into their thirties. Maybe it helps us all forget our age sometimes and to act like children again. Professional athletes are rare. Out of millions of young players, they, through innate talent and hard work make millions of dollars playing games that always start out as a kid’s game, whatever the sport may be. Over the last decade, participation in high school sports has continued to decline. Every year, roughly 57 million athletes aged 6-14 years of age participate in organized sports, by age 15 years of age that number has declined to 7 million. Researchers have found that many factors may have influenced this decline. Now children have many more options than before. Along with sports, there is also theatre, dance, martial arts, band, clubs and gaming. Children spend many hours every week playing virtual sporting games and many other games on and offline. In these tough economic times, some parents are working two jobs, making it next to impossible to transport kids to practice every day. For some, the cost of outfitting several children in the necessary gear may be too great. Still, many researchers insist that the focus on winning may still be the number one reason that kids drop out of organized sports. It has been long known that some young athletes will not do well in a sports environment where adults put too much emphasis on winning at too young an age. Even our most elite athletes have demonstrated that not everyone develops at the same rate. Perhaps the most remarkable example might be Michael Jordan though there are many others. Can anyone imagine a coach so blind that he would actually cut Jordan, the greatest basketball player to ever grace the court? Soon those much anticipated words “play ball” will be spoken in children’s baseball games near you. We won’t know if there is a future professional player or more importantly a future area coach on the field. What we do know is that sometimes adults can ruin or greatly diminish the game for young and impressionable players. Please remember, when you are at sporting events that it is there game, there time, there chance to make the catch, to chest bump fellow players and to enjoy playing baseball. Don’t be that crazy, selfishly ignorant person who yells, screams and makes the game as much about them as the players. It is not about you, out of control adult, it is about them, let them play. At least some players are in the process of trying to decide if they will quit or play. Don’t be one of the reasons they decide to quit. Instead, be one of the reasons they decide to play. Give the players, coaches and umpires the respect that they have earned through the many hours of practice in preparation to be in the game. Remember, all kids count. Reach the writer at

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ongratulations to the winners of last weeks "Annual Doc Lopez Run for Hope Race". Runner Tony Casey was the first over all of the Men's Division at the finish line of the 12.1 mile race and Cassie Sellars was the over all winner for the Women's Division. Jim Allott was winner of the Men's Veteran Division. Congratulations to all the other winners of the many divisions of the "5-K Race" which was a part of the longer race. We know spring is just about here, because this weekend is "Easter Sunday.” I hope everyone has a very beautiful peaceful day with family and friends. If you would rather relax, then spend the day in the kitchen cooking, the "Deer's Head Inn" is serving a fabulous "Easter Brunch" from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. as an alternative. Getting involved in community organizations and improvements is very important for our future. If you are interested the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School is seeking candidates for two seats on the school board. Both seats are three year terms, the deadline for a petition is April 16. Please, get involved and call Laurie Cutting in the District Office at 873-6371

ext. 502. The Elizabethtown American Legion Post is looking for two high school boys, who have just completed their Junior year, to sponsor for this summers (June 24 to June 29) session of the Boy's State Program at SUNY Morrisville. Boy's State is an American Legion program developed as a concentrated course in citizenship, patterned after New York State's two-party political system at all levels. Interested applicants should contact the ELCS guidance counselor or principal for complete information. This a good opportunity for the right students. There will be a change at the E'townLewis Transfer Station, (the Dump) beginning May 1. Construction and demolition debris will NO longer be accepted at the Transfer Station. These materials must be taken to the Serkil Scales behind the station. The scales will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more detailed information, check your monthly "Elizabethtown Newsletter" you will find inserted in the Valley News. Please, continue to buy your garbage stickers and cards at the Town Hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.

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his week tree swallows returned to our yard and started moving into my bluebird houses. Like bluebirds, they can’t stand their own family, but will happily nest next door to strangers. Tree swallows are much more gregarious than bluebirds, so much so they act like they own the place as they flit effortlessly through the sky. They feed mainly on insects, raise one brood a year and then head south to winter along the Gulf Coast and down into Central America. Ginny would like to remind dog owners it’s time to relicense your pet. Get proof of a rabies vaccination and proof of neutering, and pay a call on Cathy DeWolff, our town clerk. You won’t get a new collar tag unless the old one was lost. Ginny takes good care of hers, as it’s a nice low number, 5. There are piles of heavy wood timbers stacked by the town dock, there in preparation for major repairs. It looks like they’ll be finished with this job well before the real warm weather arrives. At the Transportation Museum in Plattsburgh, I’ve been taking visitors on tours all

winter. It’s been a steady stream that’s starting to pick up now as the days get nicer. One of the more popular cars in the collection is a tiny three wheeled BMW Isetta, designed by an Italian refrigerator manufacturer named Renzo Rivolta. He approached BMW about buying motorcycle engines to power his bubble car, and the Germans liked the little car so much they licensed it and sold millions, mostly in Britain and Germany. Children especially love this car, and although it’s not museum policy to let people get into the cars, I occasionally bend the rule because of the big grins you get. My garlic is growing strongly and Amy suggests an application of fertilizer now and another shot in about a month. I don’t see any evidence of the dreaded garlic bloat nematode yet. I should offer an apology to Cathy, LeeAnn and Sharon for all the phone calls to the town hall generated by my last column. Quite a few people got taken in by my fabricated story of fabulous wealth from town owned gas wells, but it was all made up, every bit of it.


re you a Facebook user? If so, check out the NCSPCA's website to share stories about your pets, find out the latest shelter news, and connect with other members of our local petloving community! The link to our site is Recent posts include a YouTube video detailing our Capital Campaign, "Gimme Shelter!" highlighting the NCSPCA's efforts toward establishing a newer, more modern shelter to house our animals who are awaiting their forever homes. The site also includes the adoption success story of Ollie, as well as information about our "Seniors for Seniors" adoption program offering a 50-percent adoption fee discount to anyone over the age of 60 adopting one of our older cats. I strongly recommend checking out the Facebook site, and better yet, indicating you "Like" our page if you find it enjoyable, and leaving a comment or two when you stop by! Our featured pet this week is Roxie, a jet-black, Labrador Retriever/Staffordshire Bull Terrier-mix who proves that mixed breeds dogs can be some truly beautiful. Roxie was terribly under-socialized prior

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ongratulations to Jim and Jayne Vance, owners of the landmark Westport Hotel and Tavern, who reopened the doors of the newly remodeled bar, restaurant, and inn on April 4. They're bringing new energy to the old girl, where those of a certain age remember spending so many good times in the 1970s and 80s. They're going to be focusing on congenial hosting and a brand new bar. So here’s to bold new enterprises, and to putting the name Vance up there next to the Buchanans, Baileys, and all the others in our local hospitality hall of fame. Speaking of new energy, let's all celebrate the return of the legendary Ernie's Market, which closed its doors for a few weeks recently but has come roaring back under the capable leadership of former proprietors Bruce and Carolyn Ware. They offer an exciting variety of food choices, including enticing new baked goods and old standbys like pizza. We now have a wide array of places in town to get a great sandwich for lunch or pick up groceries

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and sundries. It's school budget time again, and up at WCS our superintendent Dr. Gallagher and our principal Mrs. Friedman have been working hard with the school board to come up with a budget that will meet the tax cap imposed by the state. Here are the big dates: on April 19, the school board will vote on the spending plan; on May 3, there will be a public budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria; and on Tuesday, May 15, the vote will take place at the school from noon to 9 p.m. I'll have more as the vote draws closer. Have you ever admired those inscribed bricks along the sidewalk in front of our businesses along Main Street? Have you wished that your name was down there with the names of your friends, neighbors, and loved ones? The town will be selling the same inscriptions again through the end of May. It costs only $75, including installation. For more information or to obtain a form, stop by the town clerk's office or visit the town web site.


KEESEVILLE he forecast at the time that I write this column portends a gorgeous weekend for Easter, so I hope you are reading this amidst beautiful weather. I received a pleasant email from Christa, the skinny baker of TnT Bakeshop. They have moved back into the Bridge Building located between Keeseville Pharmacy and Mac’s Grocery with the entrance around the back near Mac’s entrance. Now you can get the delicious smells of the kitchen when you buy your goodies. Cakes, tarts, treats and specialty breads are now available for Easter. Hours are staying Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 am until 4 pm. Also I have been informed that they can also be found at the farmer ’s markets in Elizabethtown on Fridays, Plattsburgh on Saturdays and Saranac Lake on Tuesdays starting in May. I wish them the best of luck! I’ve been quite lazy when I get home from work lately and have been eating out more often and have come to really enjoy the food and staff at Pleasant Corners

to arriving at the shelter, and as a result is very cautious when meeting new people. Underneath that shy exterior is young lady who is still a goofy puppy at heart; she hopes to find a family who will provide her with the guidance and attention she needs to bring out the best in her. Roxie needs a family with experienced dog owners, preferably without other dogs, cats, or young children, who can provide the structure and authority needed in order for her to blossom. Perhaps that family is yours?

Restaurant. Very wonderful service with nice, straightforward food which no matter what we’ve ordered we’ve always walked away very happy and stuffed. We should be about a month away from street cleaning and I’m very curious to see if we have one more storm in our near future. I plan on taking advantage of the long weekend to relax and get my home ready for spring. Again, I want to remind everyone to be careful about burning anything in their yards. The ground is unseasonably dry and any kind of wind could start an out of control problem very quickly. Walking around town I’ve encountered a couple of skunks actually near the town center and, sadly a friend suffered an encounter with a tick so be careful when you are outside. I love living in a less populated area but that does come with some prices and with the potential for rabies and lyme disease it is always better safe than sorry. Stay safe and well everyone and enjoy the Easter season.


aster ushers in the start of our community getting many of our local citizens returning back to us. All the local churches will be offering all the usual special services for this Easter Holiday, hope you will come and join us in the church of your choice. The weather is still keeping us guessing but hopeful that the nice warm weather will return to us soon, great to see the trees budding and some flowers popping up. Once again many members of the Senior Class in our local school proved to be special once again this past week. They had a special assignment to research different genetic ailments and then put it all together in an informative display and and make an oral presentation for their grade. Several adults had the pleasure of viewing their work and it was very impressive and well done. The school will now be on a week of spring break. I guess I am not the only one who feels that Willsboro is a special place to live or spend seasonal time here; one such family is that of Ed Staniak, he passed away re-

cently on march 27 down in Ballston Spa, he purchased a camp here many years ago and loved his time here and then by bringing his family here they have established some deep roots with us also. He leaves his wife Helen and three children Mary Lou Eddy, Carol DeMello, Thomas Staniak. We have been blessed to have this family join our community and send our condolences. We have also lost two other local citizens this past week, we learned of Nina MacNamara’s passing she was just a dear person and a great joy to all that knew her as she came here to Willsboro to be near her son Gary. Our Sympathy also goes out to the family of Kenneth Baker at his passing this past week. Even though he was not born here, he chose a wife from here; Darla Reynolds and they both enjoyed living here. Happy Birthday to: Brian Whalen April 7, Bettie Lawrence April 8, Mark Bonfey April 9, Paula Calkins April 11, Kaili Bourdeau April 11, Cody Ahrent April 13, Linda Joslyn April 14.

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Cousin-authors use digital age to print book First copies now set to be published

By Keith Lobdell CLINTONVILLE — A six year labor has turned into the first published work for a pair of AuSable Valley High School students. Evan Maicus, a current AVCS student along with his graduate cousin, Jeremy Wood, co-authored “The 15th Company,” which is currently being sold as a digital work on Amazon for Kindle. “Right around the end of putting everything together is when we started to think about publishing the book digitally,” Maicus said. “It can cost a lot of money to get a book published, and then you are going to barely break even or have to ask a ridiculous amount for the book.” Maicus said the duo receives 70-percent of the revenue from the book, which currently sells on for $9.98. Maicus also said they will soon have printed editions of the book through Amazon. “It is a print-on-demand system, so

flict after being invaded. “There is a lot of our experiences that are in the book,” Maicus said. “We took from the geography of the area, as well.” Maicus said the duo first thought of putting the book together in 2006, taking until January of 2011 to write a draft. “We were inspired by other books that were written by younger people,” Maicus Evan Maicus stands next to a poster for the book, “The Fifsaid. “We thought, why can’t teenth Company. Photo by Keith Lobdell we do the same thing.” we are going to start with 15 or 20 It took another year to finalize the books and see how they sell,” he said. book before creating the digital edition. Maicus recently shared his experi“We have had three reviews on the ence writing a book with Wood with Amazon website, and they have all members of the 11th grade honors class been positive,” Maicus said. “That feels at AVCS. good because usually people who like Wood said one of the keys has been something don’t take time to write getting word out about the work. comments - it’s usually only bad “We have a lot of publicizing to do,” things.” he said. “The first hurdle is going to be Maicus said that this book is just the getting the word out.” opening chapter. “The Fifteenth Company,” is a fanta“We want to make this a series,” he sy novel about two young men who live said. “Hopefully, it will not take six in the fictional country of Dallaran, be- years to get a second book out.” ing forced into a sudden, massive con-

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Town of Westport honors former Public Works department leader By Katherine Clark WESTPORT — The Westport town board honored former Highway Superintendent Jerold Sherman for his years of dedication. “It’s my pleasure tonight to officially present to Mr. Sherman a certificate of appreciation,” Supervisor Daniel Connell said at the March 27 meeting. “The Westport town board and the citizens of Westport wish to acknowledge the 26 years of dedicated service given by Jerold

Sherman to the town of Westport, and to express our sincere thanks for a job well done.” Sherman started working for the town in 1985 as a heavy equipment operator. Connell said throughout his career, Sherman has been a faithful, cooperative and dedicated town employee. In 2004, the town board offered Sherman the position of DPW Superintendent. The new position made him responsible for water, sewer, parks and highway. “He said I can do this job, I really want it, and he took what was in the highway department that

had separate water and division and brought them together,” Connell said. “It’s been my pleasure to work with the town and town employees and I think we have made a lot of progress,” Sherman said. “It was my pleasure to do what I could do.” Due to health reasons, Sherman decided to retire in 2011. Before leaving office he trained his replacement, Dennis Westover. Sherman was raised in Westport, attended Westport Central School, and raised two children with his wife in the town.

Westport town Supervisor Daniel Connell presents former Department of public works Supervisor, Jerold Sherman with a certificate of appreciation at the town board meeting on March 27. Photo by Katherine Clark

Westport continues to seek for Main Street pavers to be offered solutions at highway garage By Keith Lobdell WESTPORT — The town of Westport continues to seek alternatives to meet the demands for the town shed. “We have facilities that are inadequate for our needs, but we also don’t have the funds to bring in a consulting firm for a new building,” Supervisor Daniel Connell said. “We’re looking at options but we we aren’t prepared to go to the community with any proposals at this time.” Peter Gibbs, Vice President of Engineering Ventures, a structural engineering company based out of Burlington, Vt., presented to the town board progress he and his firm had made for alternatives that could improve the quality of the highway department at the regular town board meeting March 27. Gibbs has worked for the town free of charge for the past few years to help develop a plan for new facilities. Connell said the town has been fortunate to benefit from the donated services of Gibbs. “He has worked with us for nearly 10 years and we certainly appreciate the time and effort he has given to the town of Westport,” Connell said. During the town board meeting, Gibbs presented the board with two different strategies for adding to the town highway department. One option would be to build a stand-alone building. The building would be for highway department needs only and would be located near the current garage, up a hill past the current salt storage shed. If the town were to opt to build a new standalone

structure, it would need to build roads and connect utilities to provide for the new structure. Another option the town could pursue would be to create an addition onto the current garage. Gibbs said the construction of the addition would create an L-shaped building. Gibbs said the next step in the process would be for the board to decide which construction plan to put out RFP’s for. “We must decide what is the next level of planning so we can make the right decisions for the town,” Gibbs said. Connell said the board is not prepared to present anything to the town at this time. Since taking office 11 years ago, Connell said the town has been trying to come up with plans for an upgraded highway garage. “We spent 10 years creating the proposal for the joint municipal facility,” Connell said. “The plans were unable to be followed through on and now, that project is dead.” Connell said the multiple code violations that facilities have faced, matched with the need for adequate storage and safety improvements have been slowly met over time. The final code violation notice came from the DEC on Jan. 3. “The purchase of the new oil/water separator will satisfy the final violation we have for the current highway department,” Connel said. “We have many things we would like to do, but for now we have addressed the violations.” Connell said the board will approve the purchase of the system at the next regular board meeting.

WESTPORT — Back by popular demand, the Town of Westport will be offering people a chance to make their mark on a Main Street sidewalk. Westport Town Clerk Sheila Borden announced that the town will once again be selling engraved brick pavers to be placed in the sidewalk located in the center of the hamlet, next to Champlain National Bank and several other businesses, including the Bessboro Shop. “Many people have asked if we could do this again,” Borden said. “People do them in memory of others or they will put their fam-

ily name on the bricks.” The 4-by-8-inch bricks are laser engraved with three lines of up to 20 characters each for $75. Borden said the money goes toward the creation and placement of the pavers. Forms for the pavers can be found at the town website ( or in the town offices.

Students restoring Sheriff’s vehicle By Fred Herbst MINEVILLE — The Essex County Sheriff’s Department is getting some help from local students. The automotive tech class at Champlain Valley Education Services in Mineville is restoring a humvee for the police agency.


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“It’ll be a neat project,” said Art Miclette, auto tech instructor. “We do body work, small engine repair, we do a little bit of everything here so this will be a good experience. “It’s more heavy-duty than the boys are used to,” he said of humvee, “but they seem excited. I think the biggest attraction is being able to test drive it when we’re done.” A humvee is a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. It’s a four-wheel drive vehicle primarily used by the United States Armed Forces. The 1987 humvee is available to the Essex County Sheriff ’s Department through an Army surplus program. The humvee came from Fort Drum and can be used by the sheriff’s office as long as it’s needed, explained Maj. David Reynolds of the sheriff ’s department, at no cost. Why a humvee? “The idea arose last year during Hurricane Irene,” Reynolds said. “This will give us the ability to reach people isolated by floods and get to areas that require four-wheel drive. It’s a heavy-duty machine.” The humvee is in good shape, but needs some work, Reynolds said. “We’ll restore it and make it road worthy,” Miclette said of the humvee. “We know there are some brake issues and it needs a lot of body work. It hasn’t had service (maintenance) in years.” Miclette plans to have the vehicle ready by the end of the school year. “That gives us 12 weeks,” the teacher said. “That should be plenty of time to get it back

on the road.” The sheriff ’s department will pay for all the materials associated with the project. The students will provide free labor. “It’s in pretty good shape, so it won’t cost us much to get it ready to go,” Reynolds said. “The students will do the work and we’ll provide parts and materials. Any money needed will come from our (drug) forfeiture account. There won’t be any taxpayer money involved.” Reynolds is pleased the local students are willing to assist the sheriff’s department. “It’s helping us and it gives them a little real-life experience working on a piece of machinery like that,” Reynolds said. “If any of them go into the military in the future they could be working on the same type of vehicle.” Students taking part in the project include Cole Brooks, Doug Marshall and Michael Ennenga of Crown Point, Troy Morin and Ryan Smits of Moriah, Austin Martin of Westport and Atom Farrell of Keene. Assisting the class are Marc Austin and Gene Staubitz, former Mineville auto tech students, who are now employees of Village Auto in Crown Point. Miclette owns Village Auto. “I think it’s great to have them helping out,” Miclette said his former students. “They have a lot of skills and they are a good example for the class.” Helping when the humvee arrived were Anthony Childs, Jordan Greenough and Brandon Chappell, Moriah students “shadowing” the auto tech program for the day.

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County approves purchase of new truck for Crown Point fish hatchery By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — A routine inspection turned out to be anything but for Essex County Fish Hatchery supervisor Steve LaMere. LaMere addressed the Essex County Ways and Means Committee March 25, seeking funds to purchase a new vehicle and further repairs to the facility from a fund that was previously set aside for waterline repairs at the Hatchery. The committee passed the resolution on to the full board. Recently, LaMere took a Ford F-150 truck that is used for stocking, plowing and other work at the fish hatchery in Crown Point in for inspection. He said that he knew there were problems with the truck, but did not know just how bad it was. "We were informed that the vehicle was

uninspectable," he said. "It is the only fleet vehicle that we have other than the stocking truck." "This ties our hands as far as the inspection," Department of Public Works Supervisor Anthony LaVigne said. "The old days of just slapping a sticker on it are gone." LaMere requested that the board approve the use of funds to purchase a 3/4-ton truck with an 8-foot box and plow package from a reserve account that was created initially for a water line repair project that never happened because the cost came in above budget. "That size box would allow us to put all of our portable stocking tanks on there, and we need a plow package because that is the truck that we will use to move snow," he said. "The project never got off the ground, and the money just sat there in an inactive account." "After Tropical Storm Irene, we had several issues and were able to get them fixed through

driver, noticing that it was turning around to make another pass through the scene. The officers gave pursuit, then blocked off the vehicle from being able to enter the area where the firefighters were hard at work containing the fire, keeping the emergency workers from any potential injury from the driver. Officers later arrested Joseph P. King, 43, a former staff member at Mountain Lakes Services, charging him with aggravated driving while intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content of at least .18, more than twice the legal limit. He was also charged with five counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, one count of obstruction of firefighting operations and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief. Felony charges of arson of a structure and arson of a motor vehicle were added later.

Officers Continued from page 1 Scott Tart and Michael Flaherty for their actions in helping to protect Port Henry firefighters in the early morning hours of Jan. 1. “We are proud to honor some officers that did an exemplary job for the community, it was a tremendous amount of cooperation between the two organizations,” Cutting said. “These actions were tremendous in keeping public safety and the safety of those working to put out the fire.” On Jan. 1, the four officers were called to respond to a structure and vehicle fire on Main Street in Port Henry. As they arrived, they were informed of a vehicle that had driven recklessly through the scene, running over hoses and past ladders and barricades. The officers located the vehicle and

funding from FEMA and others, so our water lines are now in pretty good condition," he said. County Manager Daniel Palmer said that the purchase could run between $25,000 and $30,000. While supervisors agreed the new truck was needed, some asked if there would be a chance to rebuild the truck body, which was heavily damaged. LaMere said that, based on the recent history of the truck, he would rather start with a new vehicle. "This truck has been in the shop more than it has been in the fish hatchery," LaMere said. "I would hate to squander this opportunity to purchase a new truck and try and fix the old one only to come back a couple months later with another major issue like a transmission." County Attorney Daniel Manning said that the board would have to transfer the $106,000 in the waterline reserve fund into another re-

serve fund that would purchase the vehicle. "You can take $25,000 out of the waterline reserve fund and put it into a reserve fund for a truck," Manning said. "Then you can figure out what you want to do with the rest of the money and transfer it into another reserve account." LaVigne said that a possibility for the remainder of the money could be to replace the restroom facilities at the fish hatchery, which had been deemed in code violation. Moriah Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava said he felt the extra reserve money should go toward the general budget. "I think that we should take this money and put it toward relieving the 2 percent tax cap that we now face every year," Scozzafava said. "Steve has done an excellent job, and he is not someone who has spent money just because he has it and the money is reserved to the fish hatchery," Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow said.


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Saranac Lake closes ‘city’ study, will remain a village municipality By Andy Flynn SARANAC LAKE — It looks as though the “Capital of the Adirondacks” will not become a city. In a contested vote, Saranac Lake Village Board members March 26 decided to close out a study that may have led to the village to change its municipal designation to a city. In 2008, the village received a grant to study the feasibility of a coterminous boundary between the village and the town of Harrietstown. The study left a few different options, including moving boundaries and dissolution. “The preferred option out of the study was the creation of a city,” Community Development Director Jeremy Evans told board members. The study was completed about two years ago, and state officials had requested that the village close out the project since there hasn’t been any action on it for the past couple of

years. Evans said it would be better for the village to take the lead on closing out the project, instead of waiting for the state to do it. “I really want to make sure that the members of the committees that were involved got the recognition they were due,” Evans said. “Passing the resolution in front of you does that.” The resolution passed with a 3-2 vote -- Mayor Clyde Rabideau and trustees Tom Catillaz and John McEneany in favor and trustees Elias “Allie” Pelletieri and Jeff Branch opposed. “I’m a little disappointed with this resolution,” Pelletieri said, adding that the plan estimated an increase of $900,000 in sales tax revenue. “If you had $900,000 now, that would be 25 percent of the general fund.” Pelletieri said he never attended a meeting with committee members to talk about the study “I think this is blindly going down just to satisfy the AMA (American Management Association) annexation, where the mayor promised that to (St. Armand Town Supervisor) Joyce

Morency, said it was dead, it was in the paper,” Pelletieri said. “He told those words to Joyce Morency without consulting the board or the committee, so I think this was inappropriately taken up, and I’m sorry to see that the time has run out.” Branch voiced his opposition as well. “I think we’re missing a good opportunity,” he said. “Granted, it’s a long shot, but sometimes long shots are worth taking.” Branch said the Village Board should wait until the next meeting, when incoming Trustee Paul Van Cott could have the opportunity to speak on the matter. “He thought it was a worthy pursuit,” Branch said. Evans, however, explained that the timing of this resolution was important because the expiration date of the grant is March 31. Then the conversation returned to the AMA annexation. “I agree with Allie. The only reason this is being done is because Joyce Morency made it

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Without Beagle-ball or merger, Keene seeks answers to sporting needs By Keith Lobdell KEENE — With no boys varsity basketball or baseball squads, Keene Central School is looking for help. However, no one seems willing. At the March 20 regular meeting of the KCS board of Education, Superintendent Cynthia Ford-Johnston said she had been involved in preliminary discussions with Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School about an all-sport merger. “We have heard nothing from them other than the initial discussion,” Johnston said. “I asked and they said that they are considering it.” At a March 14 budget meeting in Elizabethtown, Superintendent Gail Else said that they were discussing the matter of combining sports between the schools. Johnston said that the two-year Beagle baseball team, where Keene players joined with the Westport squad, was taken off the table at the beginning of the school year by Westport. “I have had two interactions with them,” Johnston said. “At the beginning of the year, they told us that they would have enough for a team and that everyone was going to be Eagles. Throughout the year, they started to change a little bit and asked us if we wanted to join a few weeks ago. Fred (Hooper) spoke to the three boys who would have played, and my understanding is that they decided to do track.” Johnston said she also had talked with Westport about combining in other sports, but, “they were not as open as we thought they would be. “We will continue to be open to the discussion,” she said. Alum Matt Dumas questioned the board as to how they

For the last two years, Keene varsity baseball players joined with Westport to form the Beagles, a merger which was not continued. Photo by John Gereau

could field a soccer team, which has a minimum requirement of 11 players, but not a baseball team, which needs nine. “I don’t support a merger one bit,” he said. “The offering of things like track and hockey have had an impact on the numbers in the traditional sports. It has them doing their own thing instead of being part of a team and working together. You need to fix this.” “Would you rather not have a team then a merged team,” board president James Marlatt said. “We only had three kids who were interested in baseball,”

Johnston responded. “We cannot tell the kids what sports they play.” “You cannot tell them, but if you did not have the track and other options, they would be more likely to play,” Dumas said. He added that he felt students would stop playing sports if they were faced with long trips to practice with other schools. “Will you have the kids continue to participate and go to other schools five years from now, or will they just stop playing,” Dumas asked. Some parents backed the idea of merged teams. “My son played during the time with the Beagles and our guys really loved the experience,” Peg Wilson said. “I was not a supporter of the merged teams, but Luke really enjoyed it and our kids were a part of a team. I think that it is too bad that Westport didn’t want to this year.” “I was excited about the idea of a merge,” Lisa Smith said. “I had to be on the varsity soccer team in seventh grade because they would have not had enough players, and it kind of traumatized me. I think we should be for anything that gets the kids out there and meeting other people from other schools.” “If other schools would welcome our kids, then that is a good thing,” Cindy Summo said. Smith added that she did have one reservation to any merger. “The only thing that I would not support from a merger would be cuts,” she said. Johnston agreed that would be a concern with more kids trying out for a varsity sport, but the board still wanted to look at options for kids to compete in interscholastic sports.

ACT scholarships available LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Community Trust (ACT), the region’s community foundation, will distribute scholarship grants totaling more than $320,000 to Adirondack students this spring. Scholarship funds have been established at ACT by generous people who understand both the value and cost of education. These funds generate grants to help area students achieve their educational and life-time goals. Most ACT fund applications are handled by school guidance counselors, and ACT accepts applications directly for three scholarships. The Crary Fund at ACT is the largest and farthest-reaching scholarship fund, providing grants of $600 to $1,000 to support students from 40 high schools in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and Warren Counties based on financial need and merit. School guidance counselors in those counties collaborate with the fund donor, the Bruce L. Crary Foundation of Elizabethtown, to determine grant allocations. Non-traditional students may contact Mary Bell at 873-6496 for more information. The Crary Foundation has helped more than 5,000 students since 1973. ACT accepts applications for the Essex County Bar Association Scholarship, the Dr. U. R. Plante Medical Scholarship, and the Charles B. Decker Memorial Scholarship. Applications can be found at or by contacting ACT Scholarship Coordinator Andrea Grout at 523-9904, The Essex County Bar Association Scholarship was established by the Essex County Bar Association to encourage the next generation of law professionals in Essex County. Any full-time Essex County resident attending an accredited law school in the United States is eligible for this $500 scholarship. Recipients may apply annually. The Dr. U. R. Plante Medical Scholarship awards an annual $10,000 scholarship to a medical school student working toward an M.D. who has lived in either the Adirondack Park or Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton or St. Lawrence Counties for at least two years. Honoring a family doctor who served the community of Messina for decades, the scholarship is granted only to those who are willing to practice medicine in the North Country or another rural area for at least two years. The Charles B. Decker Memorial Scholarship awards grants of $500 to $2,000 to college and graduate students from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence or Warren Counties who are attending the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University to pursue a career in journalism. Charles B. Decker was a journalist for the Watertown Daily Times and Adirondack Daily Enterprise. The majority of the scholarships are administered by high school guidance offices in collaboration with the donors who created them. Students and families seeking financial aid may contact their school guidance counselor or visit, where there is a list of the wide variety of scholarship grants, application information, and deadlines for submission. Many have an April 9, 2012 deadline. These scholarships are handled by schools: The Sean P. McCullough Memorial Scholarship is for graduating seniors from Clinton or Essex County nominated by their track team coach for academic skills and competitive spirit. The William T. Lowe and Jennifer Welch Memorial Scholarships are for graduating seniors of Plattsburgh City School District. The Matamek Scholarship supports students from the Owls Head area graduating from Franklin Academy High School in Malone, and the Franklin Academy Class of 1967 and the Craig T. Chisum Memorial Scholarships support graduates of Franklin Academy. The Alberta P. Moody, Patrick E. and Louise M. Quinn, Alice and Paul Grulich Memorial, Mary Cote Humanitarian Scholarship and the Pearle Ness Clements Scholarships were all established to benefit students from Tupper Lake High School. The Brian Muldowney Memorial and the Howard V. Littell Scholarships are for graduating seniors from Saranac Lake Central School. The Walter and Lois Thomas and Lyndon and Barbara Drake Scholarship supports graduating students from Brushton-Moira Central School. The Will Geiger Academic Scholarship supports students in Long Lake. The Nash Williams/Founding Families, Alice Agnew and Gerald K. Douglas Scholarships benefit students graduating from Lake Placid High School. The Wilmington Fire Department and Shawn Coarding Memorial Scholarship supports students from the Town of Wilmington attending either Lake Placid Central School or AuSable Valley Central School, and the Frank Besau and Pauline Besau-Wamsganz Scholarship supports students from AuSable Valley Central School. Please contact your guidance counselor for more information. All ACT funds are open to receive gifts at any time. Visit and our Facebook page.


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Section XI request for two-year state championship hiatus not happening By Keith Lobdell WILLSBORO — What if the Section VII championship was the ultimate triumph? No regionals. No states. No five-time or back-to-back titles for Chazy soccer. No final four for Saranac girls basketball. No Hayden Head pinning his way to a title at the Times Union Center, or Arik Robinson doing it four straight times. That may just become a reality if a recent proposal is adopted — at least for the next two years. R e c e n t l y, S e c t i o n X I p ro p o s e d t o t h e New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) a twoyear hiatus on state championships in all sports, starting in the 2013-14 season. T h e y a l s o p ro p o s e d t h a t o n c e c h a m p i onships return, they only be held in “major” sports. Stephen Broadwell, Willsboro Central School Superintendent and Second Vice P re s i d e n t o f t h e N Y S P H S A A , s a i d t h e proposal did not go much beyond the initial talks. “With the Association, everything is an o p e n f o ru m a n d e a c h s e c t i o n h a s t h e i r i d e a s a n d o p i n i o n s , ” B ro a d w e l l s a i d . “They are welcome to bring them to the floor and that is what Section XI did, but it really did not receive a lot of support for those proposals.” Part of the issue for Section XI, which

Devin Darrah and Kyle Dora hold the regional championship trophy won this winter by the Saranac Lake Red Storm hockey team. The squad advanced to the state Frozen Four. Section XI had proposed a two-year moratorium on state championships and to eliminate several “smaller” events following. Photo by Tim Follos is located in the Long Island region, was the amount of time that it took to get to some of the state championship sites

(swimming is held at Erie Community College in Buffalo, for example). B ro a d w e l l s a i d t h e N Y S P H S A A i s a l -

w a y s l o o k i n g t o m o re c e n t r a l l y l o c a t e championship sites. “We continue to look at costs and how to save while still hosting quality tournaments and championship events,” Broadwell said. “We are trying to find ways to reduce the costs for all sections because w e k n o w w h e re a l o t o f t h e m s i t w i t h budgets.” B ro a d w e l l s a i d t h a t h e f e l t t h e s t a t e c h a m p i o n s h i p s w e re a g re a t c h a n c e f o r high school student-athletes f ro m t h ro u g h o u t t h e s t a t e t o c o m p e t e a t t h e highest level, along with a source of pride for the communities they represent. “Saranac Central used a snow day the day of the Final Four to allow the students and community a chance to go to Troy and support their team,” Broadwell said. The Lady Chiefs played in the Class B girls Final Four on Friday, March 16, and were sent off with a community pep rally and had one of the largest fan contingents at the tournament. “It is just unbelieveable what these events do for schools, communities and t h e k i d s , ” B ro a d w e l l s a i d . “ T h i s s h o w s the best of what we try to do. I had the opportunity to go to the gymnastic state championships and some of the girls basketball games, and this is the pinnacle of accomplishment for them.” Broadwell said he also felt the number o f c h a m p i o n s h i p e v e n t s s h o u l d re m a i n the same and not be reduced. “For some, this may be the only sport or activity they are involved in all school year,” he said.

Farmer named Run for Hope winners named for 2012 road races Section VII AD of the year 5-K race - mens By Keith Lobdell SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Athletic Director Mark Farmer has been named the Section VII Athletic Administrator of the Year. Each year, the New York State Athletic Administrators Association honors a member from each of the 11 sections at their Saratoga Conference. Farmer, who is a Saranac Lake alum and has been a teacher and Dean of Students at the school, said there has been a lot to be proud of in the Red Storm athletic program. “We were very proud of all our teams,” Farmer said. “We were well represented by our Nordic and Alpine ski teams at the State Championships in Lake Placid as well as our Indoor Track Team at Cornell. It goes without saying that our Boys Hockey Team making it to the Final Four in Utica was the crowning achievement of the winter.” In the fall, the Red Storm football team captured the Class C title. “We have great support among our administration, school board, faculty, students and community for all of our athletics and extra curricular activities,” Farmer said. “Saranac Lake is a great place for kids.” Farmer himself was a three-sport athlete for Saranac Lake, competing in football, hockey and baseball (he was a defensemen for the Cortland State hockey team in college). Since being hired in 1989, Farmer has coached JV Football, Varsity Football, Boys Hockey, Girls Hockey and JV Softball. His teams have won league, sectional and regional titles. His team reached the State semi-finals in 2009. Farmer is also a member of the Saranac Lake High School Hall of Fame.

SportsPreviews The Valley News spring sports preview will be run next week. If you are a coach who has not returned the preview form with a roster and schedule, please do so by Monday, April 9, by 5 p.m. Forms can be returned by faxing 873-6360, e-mailing, or by mail to 14 Hand Ave, Elizabethtown, N.Y., 12932. Good luck to all of the players and teams participating in the Spring 2012 season!

Editor’s note: due to an error in reading the information provided, The Valley News mistakenly ran the 2011 results last week. Here are the 2012 results. ELIZABETHTOWN — Brian Wilson finished with a time of 1:18:22 to win the 12.1mile race portion of the 32nd Annual Doc Lopez Run for Hope, which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cassie Sellars was the winner in the women’s race and finished in fourth place overall with a time of 1:30:21. Mike Davis won the men’s veteran division and finished second with a time of 1:22:35, while Jack Newberry, who was the top finisher in the 3.1-mile event last year, finished third in a time of 1:27:33. Neil Wheelwright (1:35:23) and Bill McDowell (1:35:33) rounded out the top five in the mens division, while Mary Duprey (1:35:28), Melissa Wern (1:39:24), Allison Buckley (1:41:48) and Katherine Smith (1:42:26) did the same in the women’s race. In the 5-K races, Jim Allott recorded the top time of 18:22, followed by Andrew Favro (19:09) and Jonathan Gay (20:25) Annette Music finished first in the girls

race with a time of 25:40, followed by Rebecca Rollins (26:14), Lucianna Celotti (26:23) and Brandi Gough (26:26). The following is the place finishers in each division:

Jacobs Master: Linda Sherman, Rebecca Fox, Deb Kahler, Jeanne Hummel, Michelle Waldron, Karin Demuro, Robyn Jones, Renee Clark Veteran: Kathy Allott, Christine Benedict, Eileen Longware, Mary White-Ferris

Junior: Jonathan Gay, Dominick Demuro, Parker LeClair, Max Longware Open: Andrew Favro, Hunter Farrell, Adam Favro, Ryan Blanchard Sub-master: Jonathan Ubl Master: Lance Decker, Mathew Vincent Veteran: Jim Allott, Paul Stevens, Art Rasco, Stephen Lafave, Bob Wagner, Jay Frank Senior: Tim Burke, Daniel McCormick, Jeff Kelly

12.1-mile race - mens

Junior: Julie Cox, Kylee Cassavaugh, Savanah Graves, Zoe Reusser Open: Annette Music, Brandi Gough, Jennifer McGinn, Kami Benway, Susan Manning, Amy Davies, Jessyka McGinn, Jennifer Reighly, Elizabeth Favro Sub-master: Rebecca Rollins, Lucianna Celotti, Elise Demarais, Courtney Hoi, Elizabeth Montville, Mary Dugan, Andrea Rushford, Jessica Bridge, Marissa Laing, Hadley

Junior: Nicole Bruno Open: Melissa Wern, Allison Buckley, Ashley Blanchard Sub-master: Cassie Sellars, Marie Boulerice, Marissa Gaddor, Jessie Benway, Jessica Darney Buehler, Christina Slattery Master: Angie Dickerson Veteran: Mary Duprey, Katherine Smith, Sandy Rasco, Lynne Glenn

Clean up day set in Jay

Play program returns

Keene preschool seeks applicants

JAY — The town of Jay Clean Up Day will be held Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Jay residents only (no businesses). All residents must bring items to the collection site at the Town of Jay Highway Department on Valley Road in Jay. Allowed Items include clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel, aluminum, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and tires (only two per family). No construction or demolition debris, no hazardous materials, fencing, propane tanks, household garbage or returnables, will be allowed. Proof of residency is required upon request. This is a free service to Town of Jay residents. Please call Town of Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas’ Office Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with any questions.

KEENE VALLEY — East Branch Friends of the Arts has been awarded a Stewarts Holiday Match grant for the Book and Blanket Players Youth Summer Theatre-in-a-Week Program, led by Kathleen Recchia. Last year, the B&B Players produced an original musical which featured more than 20 children from ages 8 to 18. This year the show will be the musical, “Irene,” which has absolutely nothing to do with hurricanes. The intensive musical theatre workshop week will run from Aug. 6 through Aug. 11 with the performance on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. at Keene Central School. Casting day is set for Friday afternoon, June 1, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Keene Central School. Ages 8 to 18 are invited to come and show their stuff by performing 16-bars of a musical number and reading from the script. The registration fee is $30 by May 10 and $35 thereafter for the whole week thanks to grants from both The Stewart’s Foundation and The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks and support from East Branch Friends of the Arts. Registration forms are available by contacting Kathy Recchia at 946-8323 or e-mailing: Kids who can't make it on June 1 are welcome to send a video, DVD, or audio sample of their work or contact Kathy by May 10 to learn more about joining the production.

KEENE — Little Peaks Preschool in Keene is now accepting applications for the 2012/2013 school year. Entering its 20th season, The Little Peaks program offers children from ages 3 to 5 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 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Daily activities include arts and crafts, songs, rhymes, sharing, stories, pre-math and pre-reading enrichment. Applications are due May 1st and can be obtained by writing to - Little Peaks, Inc. P. O. Box 261, Keene, NY 12942 or by calling 576-2041.

JEMS receives Stewart’s grant JAY — The Jay Entertainment and Music Society (JEMS), located at the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre in Jay, has received a grant from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program to help fund our 2012 Summer children’s programs. JEMS will be hosting a week long children’s French Language Camp in early August with French Teacher Miriam Worthington and a two week long Drama Camp in mid July with director Tara Mulvey. For information on any of JEMS programs visit or email

5-K race - womens

Open: Brian Wilson, Jack Newberry, Seth Thomas, Ignacio Mezo, Jr. Sub-master: Preston Sellars, Daniel Weber, Mark Hummel, Steve Peters Master: James Kahler, Rob Demuro, Darrin Schwenkbeck, Jim Dillonberger Veteran: Mike Davis, Neil Wheelwright, Bill McDowell, Steve Benway, Patrick Remillard, Doug Ferris, Joe Leonard Senior: Charles Trimarchi, Tom Smith

12.1-mile race - womens

Ivy to speak at Grange WHALLONSBURG — On April 18 at 7:30 as part of its Lyceum Lecture series, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall presents Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist, Amy Ivy offering an early springtime demonstration she calls "Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt." Admission is $5.

Sunrise service set in Essex ESSEX — The Easter Sunrise Service in Beggs Park in Essex will take place at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, April 8. There will be an Easter breakfast after the Sunrise Service at the Essex Community Church Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.

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Willsboro, AVCS, ELCS students selected for George Mason conferences By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — Three students from different schools were selected for conferences at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. to participate in a pair of conferences in July. Willsboro junior Amanda Mahoney was nominated as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. She will join 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. “I am not sure how they got my name, but I know that I had to be nominated by a teacher or someone in the journalism program,” Mahoney said. “I am excited about

Amanda Mahoney

Alexander Connor

Sierra Wimmett

going to Washington and meeting with all of the people on Capital Hill and talking to journalists who do this for a living.” Mahoney said she has always been interested in the investigative side of journalism. “I have been interested in law

enforcement, and I have always done good in English and writing classes,” she said. “There has always been a draw to that kind of journalism for me.” Two students from the region were selected for the Washington Youth Summit on the Environ-

ment at George Mason University. Sierra Wimmett, a junior at Elizabethtown-Lewis, and Alex Connor from AuSable Valley High School were also selected. “I am really interested in animals and learning how to help them and the environment,” Wim-

mett said. “I felt that this would be a good experience heading into college and a chance to learn more about helping animals and the environments that they live in.” “I have always enjoyed the outdoors,” Connor said. “Where I live is out in the woods in a house that runs on solar power, so the environment is something I am interested in and I always love to be outdoors.” Connor said he is also looking forward to finding out the types of careers he could be involved in. “I want to see the different opportunities that this may open up as far as the kind of career fields there are,” he said. Both conferences happen in July at the Washington, D.C., university.

Willsboro Central School District to reach 2.12% tax levy threshold By Keith Lobdell

“We have one more budget committee meeting where we will go over everything,” Broadwell said. “The committee has reviewed the current recommendations and we should be ready to present a budget for adoption on April 16.” Broadwell said that while the tax levy would increase, the administration is planning to present a total spending plan without increases. “We have had some reductions in federal and state aid that create the difference,” Broadwell said. “We are planning that assessments will stay the same.”

Broadwell said there were three retirements calculated into the budget, with the recommendation that only 1.5-positions be replaced. “We are looking at having a part-time position in the library and one elementary position that probably will not be filled,” Broadwell said. “We are also continuing to look at class sizes, as many of the smaller schools around here continue to do.” Broadwell said there is also a current recommendation of using about $850,000 in fund balance to keep the tax levy down. Meeting the tax cap, which is calculated

off a base of two-percent and then increased or decreased based on district exemptions and other factors, would mean a tentative increase of roughly $36 in taxes on a home assessed at $150,000, according to Broadwell. “School budgets have become a situation where it is like swinging on a budget over the lake,” he said. “You want to stay on as long as you can and be in a good position on the other end. Fortunately, financial planning that we have done has worked to our advantage and overall, we are okay and we have some stability financially.”

Vendors sought for Jay Day

Outdoor shoot set

Homebuyers event scheduled

Westport CS to hold registration

JAY — The Jay Entertainment and Music Society is looking for craft vendors for their annual Jay Day Celebration and Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Jay Village Green located at the busy intersection of Route 86 and 9N. There will be food, live music as well as kid’s activities. Vendors will be provided a 10’-by-10’ space and must supply their own tables and decorations. Tents provided by the vendors are permitted. Cost for each space is $30. Space is assigned but allocated on a First Come First Serve Basis. Vendor applications are available on our website at For more information, contact Pat Coolidge at 946-7617 or email to

CHESTERFIELD — The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club Range will host the ADK-IDPA Outdoor Match Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Those interested in competing are asked to bring a pistol permit and approved IDPA equipment. Breakfast and lunch will be available at the canteen cabin. registration fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Call the match director at 834-4333 to register. Due to the event, the range will be closed April 6 at 3 p.m. until April 8 at noon. For more information, visit

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) is pleased to announce they will host a First-Time Homebuyers Seminar, covering today’s homebuying process. The complimentary seminar will take place Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ticonderoga High School Superintendent’s Conference Room, located at 5 Calkins Place (Amherst Ave. entrance). TFCU recently expanded their line of mortgage products to better serve their membership and community. The product line now includes; USDA Guaranteed Loans, FHA Loans, VA Loans, and Conventional Fixed and Adjustable Rate Products. “The addition of low down payment government loans is a huge benefit to our members,” said Karen Bennett, TFCU Director of Lending. Space is limited, and pre-registration for the free seminar is required. Please contact TFCU at (518) 585-6725 or visit their website to register, or to speak with a TFCU loan expert.

WESTPORT — Westport Central School will be holding kindergarten registration on Wednesday, May 16. If you have a child that will be 5 years of age before Dec. 1, 2012, please call the school at 962-8244 to register your child. WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Central School Board of Education will stay under the state tax cap when it adopts a 2012-13 budget. School Superintendent Stephen Broadwell said he is hopeful that the Board of Education will be able to adopt the spending plan at its April 16 meeting, which will meet the state requirement of a 2.12-percent maximum increase to the levy.

Auditions for Pinocchio set SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre is excited to announce open auditions for the title role in their upcoming production of, “Pinocchio!.” This production will run through the Summer and Fall seasons with many daytime performances. Matt Sorensen is directing the production. This audition is open to boys and girls between ages 8 and 12 only. Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 7, in the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in the Silkscreen Studio at 2 p.m. Auditioners will be expected to read from several scenes that will be available at the audition. Materials will not be available prior to that date. Opening performances dates are May 9 through 11 at 10 a.m. and May 13 at 1 p.m., with as many as 20 other possible performance throughout the Summer and Fall. This is a big commitment, and interested parties must be available for every performance. For More information, email or

Fine to present at Guild SARANAC LAKE — On Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m., the Adirondack Artists Guild will host a presentation by Diane Fine, this year's juror for the 14th Annual Juried Show which is presently on view in the gallery. Fine will be discussing and sharing her own work as well as commenting on the process of selecting the Juried Show. She is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh where she teaches printmaking and book arts. The public is welcome to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be available.

Keene craft fair seeks venders KEENE VALLEY— Registrations are now being accepted for the 18 Annual Craft Fair, sponsored by the Free and Accepted Masons, on July 21 and 22, at Marcy Airfield, on Route 73. Both covered and uncovered spaces are available for both one and two day rentals and registrations. Registrations for covered spaces must be made prior to May l. For information, contact Allan Clark 546-3519.

ELCS seeks candidates ELIZABETHTOWN — Petitions and information to run as a candidate for the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board of Education may be obtained by contacting Lauri Cutting, District Clerk, in the Main Office of the school between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or by calling 873-6371 extension 502. The board will be seeking two candidates. One three-year term to fill the expired term of Brett Sicola, a three-year term to fill the appointed seat of Nick Disogra that is planned to expire on May 15. Deadline for petition submission is April 16.

Ceilidh party scheduled SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. the St. Andrew’s Society of the Adirondacks (SASA) will present “A Scottish Ceilidh (Party)” at Saranac Village at Will Rogers featuring the Police Pipes and Drums Pipeband of Plattsburgh. The event will begin with a dessert reception and will be followed by piping, singing and dancing. A drawing for a gift basket will be held to support scholarships and events. This program is open to the public and a donation of $5 is requested. For more information, please contact Debbie Kanze at 891-7117 or call 891-2165.

Descendants to be shown WHALLONSBURG — On Saturday, April 14, the Champlain Valley Film Society presents The Descendants - winner of the Best Picture award at the Golden Globes and nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor at the Academy Awards. George Clooney stars in this funny and heartfelt movie by the director of Sideways. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Cost is adults-$5 Under 18-$2. For more information, visit

Burdick to speak SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m., Stan Burdick will present his one man show “Tall Tales and Riotous Rhymes.” This program is a stand-up performance featuring recitations of familiar and unusual poems and stories accompanied by large cartoon panels to illustrate each, at Will Rogers Village in Saranac Lake. Burdick is a cartoonist and a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and National Cartoonists Society. He is also a cartoon collector, curator for the comic museum in Ticonderoga, cartooning instructor, graphic artist, lecturer and square dance caller. He lives in Ticonderoga with his wife, Cathie. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Debbie Kanze at (518) 891-7117.

Holocaust remembrance set SARANAC LAKE — On Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., members of the Sassy Ladies Book Club will mark the observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) with a Remembrance Service at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. Dana Fast, a local resident, and survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, will speak of her days before and after WWII which she has written about in her book, “My Nine Lives.“ Books, articles and the work of local artists will also be displayed. Following the presentation, a candle lighting service will be held in memory of those who did not survive and to honor those who hid children and families. This program is open to the public and donations will be accepted for the Polish/Jewish Heritage Foundation. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Debbie Kanze at 891-7117.

Spelling bee set SARANAC LAKE — The Tenth Annual North Country Spelling Bee is scheduled to take place at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake on Saturday, April 28. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Spelling Bee begins at 10 a.m. Spellers compete in teams of two: two adults, an adult with anyage student, or two students 12 years or older. Created and organized by Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties, this event will generate proceeds through team sponsorships ($50 each, tax deductible) to fund free educational programs for adults, children, and families. Admittance is free and, as usual, for competing teams and sponsors there is a complimentary luncheon. A $5 luncheon fee will be charged for all audience members. If you want to have fun as a speller (or to sponsor other spellers), please call Literacy Volunteers at Saranac Lake, 891-5567; Port Henry, 546-3008; or Malone, 483-9366.

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or those of us who were fortunate enough to have settled within the borders of one of the world’s finest parks, it appears we made a wise decision. Due to the fact that we are surrounded by over five million acres of forested lands, and connected by a watery web of lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, Adirondack residents possess a unique capability to remain in touch with nature. It is everywhere, and so are the opportunities to enjoy it. In many communities, the outdoors is the only recreational venue available. Sadly, there are few movie theaters, recreation centers, bowling alleys or similar places for kids to hangout in the Adirondacks. If local youth do not possess the skills and knowledge, and have access to the necessary equipment to enjoy the outdoors, they are at a severe disadvantage. In urban areas, there are typically a wide range of recreational options, from malls to movies theaters, organized sports leagues to sports centers, and museums to concert halls. There is always something happening for youth. Such is not the case ‘Up North’, where kids usually have to make their own fun, and find their own entertainment. Speaking from experience, when there are not any positive recreational outlets available, kids will usually look for and eventually find, a wide range of negative recreational outlets. I’d prefer to know my kid was in the bow seat of a canoe headed down river, rather than off somewhere in the back seat of a car, parked in the pines.

It appears there is a significant problem with camping these days, however it’s not what most folks would expect. It has nothing to do with leaky tents, hungry bears, the notorious boogieman or any of the usual suspects, such as stinky skunks, bad food, wet wood or a sleeping bag that simply won’t zip up. The current problem with camping is a lack of interest. According to a recent report on camping trends, camping is on the decline and participation rates are down nearly 10 percent from 2009. The problem has nothing to do with the gear, food, weather or those pesky chipmunks. The primary reason for the lack of campers taking to the woods during 2010 and 2011 camping seasons was because they “just didn't have time for the outdoors.” There are fewer Americans camping, fishing and hiking simply because “they have no time.” It is easy to understand the problem, especially with the price of gas, and the time and expense of traveling a long ways to access appropriate outdoor venues.

However, for those fortunate to live in the Adirondacks, the opportunity to hike, bike, fish, ski or paddle is often available depending on the season, within walking distance of home. It isn’t unusual for local residents to walk out their back door and take off for a ski, hike or bike trip for a few hours. The recent report, which was sponsored by camping gear manufacturers and private campground operators, found that 40 million Americans went camping for a total of 515 million outings in 2010, a decline of about 10 percent from previous years. A similar online survey of over 38,000 individuals and households was taken in January and February 2011. The online survey revealed that families planned about 8 percent fewer camping trips, compared to the previous year. When asked about their reasons for fewer planned camping trips, 43 percent blamed lack of time because of work and school commitments and 33 percent said family commitments kept them from camping. Only 4 percent said they planned to camp less because it is too expensive. Camping, an outdoor activities in general, are an entertainment bargain. Where else can a person engage so easily in healthy, high quality, local entertainment so regularly, with so little investment. According to the survey, the most popular form of camping remains tent camping in public parks, however reports indicate an increasing number of Americans are now staying at private campgrounds that offer such amenities as flush toilets, wireless Internet and heated pools. It appears Americans still want to play Daniel Boone, but they still need flush toilets, cell coverage, internet access and a host of other modern tools to ‘rough it’ the easy way. As participation rates for camping continue to experience a steady decline, so too have participation rates for a variety of outdoor pursuits. Across the board, participation rates for children aged 6-17 in activities such as hiking, fishing, biking and other outdoor activities have dropped over 11 percent since 2007. Girls experienced the largest decline falling 16 percent, while boys fell about 7 percent. It is just another sign of the times we live in, where everyone views everything through the filter of an electronic screen. Knowledge largely comes from a box, not from an actual, hands-on experience. Reportedly, the average teenager now spends approximately 37.5 hours a week, staring at the screen of a cell phone, video game, or a television. Never before have the children of our nation suffered such a disconnect from the outdoors. It is frightening to realize that by the time they are just six years of age, the average child can

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readily recognize over 1,000 corporate logos, yet they can’t identify any of the trees, plants, birds or bugs that can be found in their own backyard. From a public health perspective, the residual effects of this indoor lifestyle are often compounded by a lack of regular exercise. The result are already apparent with a startling rise in rates of childhood obesity, and the onset of one-time adult conditions such as diabetes and a shortened life expectancy.

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Episcopal Church of St. Luke - 136 Main St., SL, 891-3605. Sunday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 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. 518-8915262. 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 11:30 a.m., 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. 9628293. 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.;




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Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday 5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: St. Philip Neri Catholic Church - 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass schedule: Sun., 8:30 a.m. Weekdays: consult bulletin. Email: WILLSBORO Congregational United Church of Christ - 3799 Main Street, P.O. Box 714. Worship and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Church phone number 518-963-4048. United Methodist Church - Rt. 22. 963-7931. Sunday Worship Services 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. After school religous education program 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursdays (Only when school is in session) St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church - 3746 Main Street. 963-4524. Father Joe Elliott, Pastor. Saturday Mass at 4 p.m. & Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:15 p.m.; Sunday 9:15 a.m. 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. Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Confessions 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Whiteface Community United Methodist Church - Rt. 86 and Haselton Road in Wilmington. Pastor Brooke Newell invites everyone to join the congregation for Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and coffee and fellowship after. Sunday School is offered during the worship service and there is an available nursery area. Church office is located in the adjacent Reuben Sanford building and is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 946-7757. Riverside Thrift Shop is located in adjacent Methodist Barn and is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone for Shop is 946-2922. The Ecumenical Food Pantry is open in the Reuben Sanford building on Thursday nights from 4 to 6 p.m. Call Don Morrison at 946-7192 for emergencies. The Senior Lunch program under the director of Carolyn Kane serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Questions concerning the site can be answered at 946-2922 during that time only. Wilmington Church of the Nazarene - Wilmington, NY. 946-7708. Bob Hess, Pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service - 11 a.m.; Wednesday - Night Teen Group 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Bible Study - Every Tuesday with Potluck at 6:00 p.m. and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Church Office hours - Tues. - Thurs. in the a.m.

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AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Epliscopal (Anglican Catholic) Rev. Patti Johnson, Seacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer and Healing Service. Holy Eucharist Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Phone 518-593-1838 or 518-647-5312. 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.

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KEESEVILLE—Friday Fish Frys, Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072, 1 Elk Lane Keeseville, Haddock or Shrimp, fries and coleslaw $7.95 each 5-7:30 p.m.

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. ELIZABETHTOWN—Caregiver Stress Reduction Workshop, Hand House, 8273 River St, 10-11 a.m. 942-6513 ext. 106. ELIZABETHTOWN — InternetXpress Computer Workshop, “Resume Building” at OneWorkSource, 103 Hand Ave, Chris at of 873-2341. 1-3 p.m. WILMINGTON—Bible Study & Potluck, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 6 p.m.

Saturday.April.7 CHESTERFIELD — The ADK-IDPA Outdoor Shooting Match, 8 a.m. Registration fee is $10, $15 for non-members. 834-4333. UPPER JAY — Music Appreciation for Music Lovers ages 3 to 6, with Julie Robinson Robards, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N. 10:30-11:15 a.m. LAKE PLACID—Massenet's Manon Screening, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 7 p.m. $18, $16 LPCA members, and $12 kids. 523-2512,

Sunday.April.8. ESSEX—Easter Sunrise Service devotional Worship service, Begg’s Park, 6:30 a.m. 963-4445. ESSEX—Easter Devotional Worship service and Easter Egg Hunt, Essex Community Church, 2306 Main Street, 10:15 a.m. 963-4445. WESTPORT—Zumba Class, Heritage House, 6459 Main Street, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday.April.9. KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565,

Wednesday.April.11 ELIZABETHTOWN — InternetXpress Computer Workshop, “Resume Building” at OneWorkSource, 103 Hand Ave, Chris at of 873-2341. 9 a.m.-noon. LAKE PLACID — Internet Xpress Computer Course, Intro to Internet and Email, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 523-3200. WESTPORT—InternetXpress Workshop, 3:30-5 p.m. at Wadhams Free Library, 763 NYS Route 22. FREE, of 873-2341. LAKE PLACID — Internet Xpress Computer Course, Health Sleuth, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 1-4 p.m. Free. 523-3200. WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, ELIZABETHTOWN — InternetXpress Computer Work-

shop, “Resume Building” at OneWorkSource, 103 Hand Ave, Chris at of 873-2341. 1-3 p.m. WILMINGTON—Teen Night Group, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 7-8 p.m. SARANAC LAKE—Tall Tales & Riotous Rhymes to be performed by Stan Burdick, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Dr. 7:30 p.m. 891-7117.



ELIZABETHTOWN — InternetXpress Computer Workshop, “Resume Building” at OneWorkSource, 103 Hand Ave, Chris at of 873-2341. 9 a.m.-noon. ELIZABETHTOWN—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Hand House, Court St. 10 a.m. 546-3565, LAKE PLACID — Story hour, Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 10:15 a.m. Free. 523-3200. SARANAC LAKE— Sidney S Whelan, Jr. will present Notes Collected in the Adirondacks, by Arpad G. Gerster, followed by a book signing, Cantwell Community Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. noon, 891-4190. SARANAC LAKE— Japan, Up Close and Personal, with Rich Shapiro and Lindy Ellis. Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. noon. SARANAC LAKE—Indoor Senior Walking, North Country Community College gymnasium, 9-10 a.m. 891-7117, SARANAC LAKE—Pinochle Party, Saranac Village at Will Rogers, 78 Will Rogers Dr. 7 p.m. 891-7117.

SARANAC LAKE— Diane Fine to present art work and about selecting a juried show, hosted by the Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main Street, 2 p.m.

Friday.April.13 AU SABLE FORKS—InternetXpress Computer Workshop, 1-2:30 p.m. AuSable Forks Free Library, free, of 873-2341.

Saturday.April.14. WHALLONSBURG — The Descendants showing, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Corner of Rte. 22 and Whallons Bay Road, $5, Under 18-$2. 8 p.m. LAKE PLACID —Verdi's La Traviata Screening, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Dr. 1 p.m. $18, $16 LPCA members, and $12 kids. 523-2512, www.Lake-

Monday.April.16. KEENE—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Community Center, Church St. 11:30 a.m. 546-3565, UPPER JAY — Quilters' Gathering, Wells Memorial Library, 12230 State Route 9N. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 114pm: Children's Book Sale; 3-4pm:

Tuesday.April.17. 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. WILMINGTON—Bible Study & Potluck, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 6 p.m.

Wednesday.April.18. WILLSBORO—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Congregational Church, Main St.1:30 p.m. 546-3565, WILMINGTON—Teen Night Group, Wilmington Church of Nazarene, 5734 NYS Rte 86, 7-8 p.m. WHALLONSBURG —"Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt." Lyceum Lecture series with Amy Ivy, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Corner of Rte. 22 and Whallons Bay Road, $5. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday.April.19. ELIZABETHTOWN—Osteoporosis exercise classes, Hand House, Court St. 10 a.m. 546-3565,


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This Month in History - APRIL 4th - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is signed. (1949) 5th - General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 84. (1964) 6th - Explorers Matthew A. Henson and Robert E. Perry are the first to reach the North Pole. (1909) 7th - The World Health Organization (WHO) is founded. (1948)


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OBITUARIES GLORIA MAE LINDSEY MAY 04, 1939 - MARCH 31, 2012 Gloria Mae Lindsey (age 72) (Greg) of Darlington, PA, sispassed away on March 31, ter Gayle Blanchard (Jerry) of 2012 at Good Samaritan HosRexford, NY, brother Gary pital in West Palm Beach VanDerwarker (Stella) and Florida following a long illHilda VanDerwarker of Potness. tersville, NY, four grandchilShe was predeceased by pardren and many nieces and ents Walter and Dorathea nephews. VanDerwarker, sister Mary In lieu of flowers, donations Lou VanDerwarker, brothers can be made to: Kathleen Burt and Leon VanDerwarkLindsey and ServiceSource er, husband George Lindsey fund at Breast Cancer Emerand daughter Kathleen Lindgency Fund (BCEF). sey. Details for a memorial serShe is survived by her vice will be announced at a daughter Michelle Wallace later date. NINA ELIZABETH MCNAMARA APRIL 10, 1918 - MARCH 30, 2012 Nina Elizabeth McNamara of Rich, grandchildren Gabi and Willsboro, NY died at the Nate Yeager, a sister Isabel Horace Nye Home 3/30/12 Porter, and favorite neices at the age of 93. Nina was Jackie Ziskind and Jill Porter. born in Chester, MD 4/10/ 1918. She was preceded in There will be no calling death by her parents Jacob hours and burial will be at and Orinthia Baxter, her husthe family convenience in band Calvin McNamara, Cambridge, MD. The family brothers Carroll, Jennings has requested donations in and Joseph Baxter, and sisher memory be made to the ters Emma Baxter and Inez Willsboro United Methodist Thompson. She is survived Church, the Willsboro Fire by a son Gary McNamara Department or the North and wife Barbara, grandson Country SPCA in Westport, Gregory Mcnamara and wife NY. Huestis Funeral Home Melanie, granddaughter is in charge of local arrangeDawn Yeager and husband ments.




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WESTPORT/ETOWN/LEWIS: 5 room apartment in 2 family home, first & last month, $450 monthly + utilities, no,no,no pets. 508-839-4551/ 508-845-9424/508 -612-5636

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY $5,000 SIGNING Bonus! Frac Sand Owner Operators. More Texas work than trucks! Must have tractor, blower & pneumatic trailer 817-926-3535 MYSTERY SHOPPERS! Earn up to $150 daily. Get paid to shop pt/ft. Call now 1-888-750-0193. REACH AS MANY as 5 MILLION POTENTIAL BUYERS in central and western New York with your classified ad for just $350 for a 15-word ad. Call 1877-275-2726 for details or visit

CAREER TRAINING AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-803-8630

Our mission is to help each person in our community find quality of life and live each day with meaning and purpose. Our teams provide compassionate and creative care, resources, and end-oflife choices for individuals and their families. Essex County Office positions now available: Hospice Aide: Full-time position to provide direct personal care in a variety of residential environments; benefit package. Must be CNA or HHA certified. ProfessionalL iaison: Part-time 20 hrs/week with benefits. RN or LPN who develops/maintains the working relationships with all providers throughout the healthcare community, cultivates those relationships and develops presentations for education and advocacy. Minimum 4-5 years Clinical Experience including 2 years of hospice or community-based provider practice. RN’s and LPN’s: per diem positions for pool No phone calls or walk-ins to clinical offices. Telephone inquiries may be directed to 518-891-9631 ext. 101. Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to or mail to Human Resources, HPHPC, P O Box 840, Saranac Lake NY 12983 Visit for positions in all of our offices





PRIVACY HEDGE CEDAR TREE Windbreaks, installation and other species available.Mail order. Delivery. 1-800 -889-8238

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INDEPENDENT LIVING Community for Seniors, spacious, onebedroom apartment with walk-in shower, decorative fireplace and mountain views. Monthly rent includes 3 meals a day, weekly housekeeping and laundry, emergency response system, scheduled transportation for doctor appointments and errands, activities 7 days a week and utilities. Call Jenn at Saranac Village at Will Rogers for a free tour at (518) 891-7117 **FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGS** Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now 1-800-749-3041


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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST American Management Association, an international not-for-profit membership based organization that provides a broad range of management development and education services to individual and organizations is looking for (5) full time Business Development Specialist trainees in Saranac Lake, NY. Specialist will focus on generating new revenue by cultivating and establishing relationships with new customers and dormant accounts through sales of corporate seminars and memberships. Starting salary is 32K plus immediate commission incentives. Salary will be reduced to 24K plus commission after six months. Successful candidates will be eligible for full time benefits at the completion of the three month training program and employment status will change from temporary to full time. HS graduate or equivalent, some college preferred. Three or more years of business experience essential, two years sales experience required. High volume telephone experience in a sales environment preferred. For complete job description and to apply please visit our website,, AMA Careers. An EOE/AA employer, M/F/D/V ADA compliance organization.


FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED: Help us keep families together! Brothers and sisters are in need of caring, loving homes where they can live together. We are also in need of families to make a difference in the life of a teen who is waiting for a caring family. Northeast Parent and Child Society offers free training, intensive in-home weekly support, 24hour access to program support and a generous monthly stipend. Training will begin soon. Call our Queensbury office at 788-6117 or our Malone office at 320-6150 or visit

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Call and place your listing at 1-800-989-4237

Reporter for weekly regional newspaper group. Applicants must have strong communication and writing skills, be versed in page design and digital photography as well as a Apple Computer Systems. Journalism experience, as well as a working knowledge of Quark Xpress, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferred.

TEMPORARY DISTRIBUTION SPECIALIST American Management Association, a worldwide leader in training, business solutions and management development is looking for a Temporary Distribution Specialist in Saranac Lake, NY to fill orders, package orders, process customer returns and other related duties. Approximately 3 month duration. High school graduate or equivalent. Ability to work effectively with others in a team environment. For complete job description please visit Careers on our website @ An EOE/AA employer. M/F/D/V ADA compliance organization.

The chosen applicant will create articles of general community interest, take local photographs, edit copy and assist in laying out newspapers. This is an entry level hourly position. Health insurance, paid time off, matching retirement program and life insurance offered.

Send reume to: John Gereau, Denton Publications, P.O. Box 338, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 or E-mail


This opportunity to work for a 60-year-old independently owned company with an excellent business and financial reputation, that is growing.

BUY-SELL-TRADE with the Classified Superstore 518-561-9680

POSITION POSTING Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. is looking for individuals who are willing to invest in our children’s future. Applications are being accepted for the following positions: Family Worker: for the Lake Placid site. Candidates should possess an Associate’s Degree in Human Services or a related field. Previous experience with case management and preschool children desired. This is a full-time position with benefits.

The Early Head Start Program-

WE'LL FIND the perfect employee and make you the hero! Office /Clerical, Light Industrial Professional/Technical Call today 518-566-6061

ADOPTIONS ADOPT: WE can give your baby love and security, you can help make us a family. Expenses paid. Please call Denise and Howard at 877-676-1660. PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring adoption expert. You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby's One True Gift Adoptions 866-4136296 PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Abby's One True Gift Adoptions. 866-413-6292, 24/7 Void/Illinois

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Family Advocate: for the Lake Placid area. Required qualifications include a relevant Associate’s Degree in Human Services, Early Childhood or related field and/or a Child Development Associate (CDA) in infant/toddler, the Home Based option or be willing to obtain one. Pertinent experience and education in human services, child development or early childhood are desired. This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits. Health Advocate: for the southern part of Essex County. Applicants must possess a NYS license as a RN or a LPN. Maternal and child health care experience preferred. This is a full-time, full year position with benefits. Substitute Family Advocate: for Essex County. Required qualifications include a relevant Associate’s Degree in Human Services, Early Childhood or related field and/ or a Child Development Associate (CDA) in infant/toddler, the Home Based option or be willing to obtain one. Pertinent experience and education in human services, child development or early childhood are desired. This is a temporary, as needed position with limited benefits. Interested applicants must contact One Work Source (OWS) in Elizabethtown, New York 12932 at 1-800-675-2668. Final response date is March 20, 2012. If you are contacted for an interview, please bring with you or forward a completed application and three written references.

AA/EOE ACAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer SERVING ESSEX COUNTY SINCE 1965

FRANKLIN WOOD STOVE 2-door, good condition, $200.00. Call 518-576-0012

UNEMPLOYED PARENTS receive Income Tax Return, $1500 for one child, $3000 for two, and $4000 for three. Call Now 1-800-5838840

The Head Start Program

United Way of Clinton & Essex Counties

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100 WINE Bottles for Sale. Call 518-2985144. 30X50 METAL Storage Shed, including door. Price on call. 518-359-3310 after 4pm. COMPLETE OPEN KEY Restaurant Equipment, stove, pots & chairs etc. Call for more info. 518-359-3310 after 4pm

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DIVORCE $450* No Fault or Regular Divorce. Covers children, property, etc. Only One Signature Required! *Excludes govt. fees. 1-800-522-6000 Ext. 100. Baylor &Associates, Inc. Est. 1977

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MUSIC **OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D'Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930's thru 1970's TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. Upright Bass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $189 each. Others 4sale 1-516-377-7907

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April 7, 2012

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LEGALS Valley News Legal Deadline Monday @ 3:00pm Please Send Legals By EMAIL To:

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 ----------------------------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 ----------------------------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 ----------------------------WADE WHITNEY & SON, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/7/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 25 Adirondack St., Keene Valley, NY 12943, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-3/17-4/21/12-6TC33766 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMA-

TION OF MOUNTAIN R I D E R S MOTORCYCLE CLUB MC, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/20/2011. 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: John Charles Corrow, 72 McKinley Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Purpose: any lawful act VN-3/17-4/21/12-6TC33775 -----------------------------

nization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on March 12, 2012. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Flynn Family LLC, 325 East 72 Street, New York, New nd York 10021. Term: Perpetual. Purpose: To engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of York. VN-3/24-4/28/12-6TC33810 -----------------------------

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BERLET RENTAL GROUP LLC, Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/6/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 238, Pottersville, NY 12860. Purpose: any lawful activities. VN-3/24-4/28/12-6TC33807 -----------------------------

ADIRONDACK FOODS, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/5/12. Office in Essex Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to PO Box 159, Westport, NY 12993. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. VN-3/24-4/28/12-6TC33818 -----------------------------


NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("LLC") Name: Blue Pepper Farm LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State

of New York ("SSNY") on March 12, 2012. Office Location: Essex County. The "SSNY" is designated as agent of the "LLC" upon whom process against it may be served. "SSNY" shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at: 91 Hazen Rd, Jay, NY 12941. Purpose: Any lawful act. VN-3/31-5/5/12-6TC33827 ----------------------------NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CERTIFIED FOREST MANAGEMENT LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/19/12. Office location: Essex County. Principal business address: 6400 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38197. LLC formed in DE on 1/26/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. VN-3/31-5/5/12-6TC-

2012 Ford Escape XLT 4x4

STK #EN399 • Auto, Air, Pwr. Windows/ Locks/Seat, CD, Sirius Satellite MSRP.....................................$27,445 Ford Retail Customer Cash......-$1,250 Ford Retail Bonus Cash...............-$250 Ford Trade Asst.*........................-$750


25,195 Offer ends 7/2/12

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF COTE STERNO HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/12. 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, 112 Aviemore Lane, Douglassville, PA 19518. Purpose: any lawful activities. VN-3/31-5/5/12-6TC33839 ----------------------------PUBLIC NOTICE (PURSUANT TO SECTION OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW) PURSUANT TO SECTION 501 OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW, THE ASSESSOR(S) FOR THE TOWN OF ESSEX HAVE INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW OF THE ASSESSMENTS IN THE TOWNSHIP. AN APPOINTMENT MAY BE MADE TO REVIEW THIS INFORMATION BY PHONING (518) 9634287. DAVID H. SAYRE



OR for 60 mos.* Choose plus $250 plus

33837 -----------------------------


750 Trade Allow.** *Customer must trade 1995 or newer Ford or competitive make vehicle owned for 30 days.

DIANNE B. LANSING PATRICIA V. GARDNER vn-4/7-4/14/12-2TC33852 ----------------------------ALL PERSONAL AND BUSINESS TAX RECORDS OF THE LATE WALLACE W. HILL TAX SERVICE IN ESSEX, NY HAVE BEEN PROFESSIONALLY SHREDDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAST PATRONAGE. VN-4/7/12-1TC-33854 ----------------------------THE NORTH JAY CEMETERY ASSOCIATION will hold its annual meeting at 293 Rolling Mill Hill Road, Au Sable Forks,NY ,April 22,2012,at 4:00 P.M. 518-647-5143. VN-4/7/12-1TC-33859 ----------------------------AS OF MARCH 30,2012, I, Eugene Smith residing at 9161 U.S. Rt. 9, Lewis, NY 12950 am no longer responsible for any debts incurred by Julie Smith who resides at 101 Hulbert Rd., Westport, NY 12993. VN-4/7-4/14/12-2TC33871 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC): Name: THE BOQUET

RIVER JELLY MILL, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/09/2012. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O THE BOQUET RIVER JELLY MILL, LLC, 875 Sunset Drive, Willsboro, NY 12996. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. VN-4/7-5/12-6TC33860 ----------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DAVCONYC, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/12. Office location: Essex County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Steven H. Seel, Esquire, Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, 301 Grant St., 14th Fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VN-4/7-5/5/12-6TC33870 -----------------------------

2012 Ford Focus

STK #SEN101 • Auto, Air, SYNC System MSRP.....................................$19,885 Ford No Charge SYNC................-$395 Ford Retail Customer Cash.........-$750 Ford Retail Trade Asst................-$750


17,900 Offer ends 7/2/12

**FMCC approval required. All customers may not qualify.


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April 7, 2012

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By Keith Lobdell ELIZABETHTOWN — The chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervi- sors wants a little decorum. Jay Supervisor Randy Dougla...