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It’s a season of premieres at the Depot Theatre WESTPORT — The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce its 2011 main stage “Season of Premieres.” As usual, the Theatre’s season encompasses dance, musicals, comedies, mysteries, and the potential for a freight train to thunder through during a performance. But this year, it also features the first-ever debut of four theatrical works. The series begins on July 1 with the New York premiere of “Riffin’ & Tappin,” a high-energy chronicle of the history of tap in America and the growth of jazz. It’s followed by Alan Ayckbourn’s raucous “Living Together,” a must-see comedy July 22 through Aug. 6. The regional premiere of the sly musical “Wicked City,” where Film Noir meets Greek tragedy runs Aug. 12 through Aug. 21, and the hilarious “Fully Committed,” in which one actor plays 40 roles, will run Aug. 26 through Sept. 4. The robust season wraps up on a high note

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Colin Wells • WestportNYNews@gmail.com then again,” a time-bending love story set against the background of the latest quantum physics. The story is inspired by the work of physicist John Cramer, a seasonal resident of Westport, who also wrote the introduction to the play, and who will be on hand to answer questions. Both readings take place in the lobby of the Depot Theatre starting at 6 p.m., and they’re free. In between play readings, come to the Wadhams Free Library on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. to hear Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturalist Amy Ivy give a talk entitled “What It Takes to Grow Food in the North Country: The Innovations Local Farmers Use to Meet the Challenge.” Amy writes a gardening column for the Press-Republican and her commentaries appear regularly on North Country Public Radio. (Her husband, Rob, also has an excellent column right over there.) Amy’s talk is free and your questions will be welcome. The school budget will be adopted on April 7, with the vote coming up on May 17. Next week: school budget issues.

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very day living here in Willsboro is an exciting one for me and hopefully for many others. It is great to see some work being done to open a new restaurant in the old Mountain View Restaurant, looking forward to its opening this spring. It is always a pleasure to see a drama production at our Willsboro School. This past weekend the Drama club put on the production of “Rabbit Hole.” It was very well done and had a meaningful message for us as an audience. The younger children will be putting on the production of “Sleeping Beauty” in early June, so watch for the dates. Great that the Film Society offers top-notch movies at very reasonable prices. We are hopeful that pot hole conditions can be corrected soon. Along with the good sometimes brings some scary events. One such incident happened this past week as a bomb threat notice was found at the local school at the close of a day of operation. It was most impressive to see how quickly our local fire department and county law enforcement rolled into action,

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inny and I made a couple of trips to downtown Essex this past week, the first to get her properly licensed at the town clerk’s office. All town residents should have gotten a mailing about dog licensing which explains the new state law and how to comply with it. Every dog over 6 months of age needs a license, and to get a license you need proof of a current rabies vaccination. If your dog has been spayed or neutered, bring proof of that. For fixed dogs, the annual fee is $5, while for unfixed dogs it’s $13. Our town clerk, Audrey Hoskins, welcomed us to her compact office and offered Ginny a Milkbone. While we did the simple paperwork, Ginny sprawled out on the floor and crunched away. I paid the fee and in return got dog license number Five, meaning Ginny was the fifth dog in town to get a license this year. She’s very proud of her shiny new tag. Our second excursion to town took us to

they did a most impressive job, no bomb was found. This is a very serious act and hopefully the person is found and proper punishment is administered. HATS OFF & another reason to be proud of this community was to discover buried in the Sunday paper that NYCO had donated $25,000 to the Japanese Red Cross to aid in the disaster within their country. Japan is a close business partner in the Wollastonite business. Our weather is showing signs of improving, great to see people out walking, riding bicycles and enjoying other outdoor pleasures. We also welcome back some of our locals like Jack & Judy Hams, Linda & Larry Brown returned this past week with reports of others coming soon. Happy Birthday to: Paula Calkins April 11, Kaili Bourdeau April 11, Cody Ahrent April 13, Linda Joslyn April 14, Joan Sloper and June MacDougal April 15, Sheryle Manengo April 16, Kenda James April 16, Cindy Monty April 16, Dottie Dodds April 16, Will Reinhardt April 16.

the post office, where we learned that earlier that day the ferry had left Charlotte but had gotten stuck in the ice part way across. Sure enough, you could see the boat out in the ice field. I’m not certain what became of the crew, but eventually this winter will end and getting to Vermont won’t be such a problem. Getting from Essex to Plattsburgh via the Willsboro Mountain route is particularly bad right now, with frost heaves churning up an already deteriorated road surface. Even the newly paved section isn’t all that smooth. My technique is to go fast and float over the rough sections, rather than go slowly and feel each and every bump. Why the state DOT and our representatives allow this neglect on an important local road is beyond me. If you do get in touch with Teresa or Betty, remind them that many of us are still limited to dial-up internet service, another factor that hinders economic growth just as poor roads do.

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mentioned recently how it was now officially spring, but it certainly didn’t feel like it. Well, this past Friday on April first Mac’s Ice Cream Stand opened up for the season, and I got to start walking my laps around my neighborhood without wrecking my sneakers this weekend. I’m certainly not looking into the logic of doing my laps for my health and to drop some weight and then I stop at Mac’s on the final lap. I even got to bring out my grill to barbecue dinner on Saturday. Okay, so I had to grill out on my driveway in the front rather than the back as I couldn’t open up my garage back doors as the pile of snow was still blocking the doors. I’ll still take whatever I can get to call it spring. Honestly, I love the winter with the cooler temperatures and the beautiful snow covered ground, but that 30-inch snowstorm was a bit much to take. Now I feel spring really has begun. Next up I plan to work on spring cleaning my house and removing all the winterizing around my windows. Then I’ll really be all set for nicer weather and tak-

ing naps. Now just to find a nice hammock. Nothing new to report on the paving stone contest or the garden contest. In the middle of the month, the village officials will have their next meeting and both of these events are definitely on the agenda. A lot of construction is going on at the Keeseville Elementary school, so drive carefully around that area. As a teacher myself I know how difficult the state is making it for schools to rationalize their budgets. Many tough choices need to be made and rather than complaining once these decisions are made get involved constructively now providing input and suggestions. Let’s see if we can all work together to make the best of a bad situation. Once more I urge everyone who is finding all sorts of minor repairs that are needed from the long winter to remember our Keeseville stores before heading out to Plattsburgh or elsewhere to buy the needed materials. I love the convenience and the friendliness of the stores right within walking distance of my house. Stay safe and enjoy the changing season.

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The first area is administrative costs of our health insurance system. When an insurance company receives payment of premiums, the money is used in three basic ways. First is for the actual expendiDavid G. Welch, M.D. ture for health Thoughts from care services. Behind the Stethoscope Collectively within the insurance industry this is known as the Medical Loss Ratio. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, this ratio should not be less than 80 percent. This still means that four out of every five dollars paid in as insurance premiums is spent on the other two items, including the cost of running the company. I once calculated that it took the entire premium of 6,500 policy holders just to pay the salary of the president of one large insurance company. Two percent of all premium dollars is spent by the insurance companies just to “credential” the physician panel of providers in most managed care programs. For a company that is “for profit,” the third item is payment of dividends to the shareholders. The second area of hidden expense involves the cost of the provider to “process the claim.”This is the billing function. Since the patient does not usually pay cash on the spot for the service, the provider must have a billing staff to create a bill, send it on to the insurance company or companies and await payment. If there is a co-pay it should be collected at the time of the service but often is collected after the fact. If the patient has a deductible on the insurance, See HEALTH, page 7

n a day and age where the tax burden grows at a faster rate than most incomes, municipal leaders — and residents — are looking at consolidating services or entire government entities to save money. And, rightly so. Most recently, a resident called for the village board in Champlain to formally study the dissolution process. Disgruntled that the board opted not to move forward, he now is spearheading a petition drive, attempting to get signatures of 10 percent of village voters to force a public vote, which is allowed under state law. The mayor, on the other hand, sees no substantial savings to taxpayers in merging with the town, saying fixed costs like the village’s water and sewer department would not go away after being absorbed by the town. Just to the south, in the city and town of Plattsburgh, the topic has come up about the two municipalities merging. Again, there are conflicting opinions. Supervisor Bernie Bassett and Mayor Don Kasprzak have chimed in, with Kasprzak in favor and Bassett against. Bassett said he doesn’t want the town to bear the financial burden of the city, but Kasprzak contends the city’s finances have improved since he took office. Yet, the cost of running a consolidated government could prove to cost more in the long run, according to Bassett. There are instances where one government has proven to be more efficient, however. In Ticonderoga, the former village dissolved into the town in 1992. Former Supervisor Michael Connery said the decision was one he and then Mayor Michael Diskin worked on together. Connery said when the International Paper mill moved outside the village and into the town, it left villagers facing a tremendous tax burden. Merging the village into the town made for a more equal distribution of the tax base, he said. At the same time, redundancy was eliminated as was the cost of paying the village board. Services did not suffer and no jobs were lost — which

is always a contentious issue in these matters. “It was seamless,” Diskin said, noting that having no police or fire department in the village helped sell the case for dissolution. Consolidation has also been discussed for several years in the town and village of Lake George and the two municipalities recently decided to study the consolidation of their public works departments. Kudos to the town and village for spending $3,500 on this study. Now they just have to agree on a firm to conduct the study. It seems the town distrusts the village to pick a company that would treat both parties equally. In places like Lake George and Tupper Lake, where town and village officials continuously bicker and distrust each other, perhaps they would be better off putting personal grudges aside and streamlining operations by merging departments where possible to save taxpayers money. Is consolidation the answer? How about village dissolution? Probably not in every circumstance, but it certainly warrants study — even if it costs time and money to do so. Grant money is available for this, and unless studies are conducted, taxpayers will never have a clear answer whether consolidation of services would be in their best interest financially. Elected officials owe it to their constituency to operate as lean and efficiently as possible, even if that requires the difficult decision of giving up their own jobs in the process — as was done with the Ticonderoga village board. If officials will not take it upon themselves to rule out consolidation to save money, then the law allows voters to rise up and force a public vote based on the will of the people. That is precisely what is happening in Champlain. And we commend them for it. This editorial is the collaborative opinion of a board comprised of Thom Randall, Lindsay Yandon, Fred Herbst, Lou Varricchio, Keith Lobdell, Jer emiah Papineau, Andy Flynn and John Gereau. Comments may be dir ected to denpubs@denpubs.com.


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Still too much To the Valley News: Some members of the Elizabethtown Planning Board have spent numerous hours working as volunteers on a Smart Growth Grant for Elizabethtown. I commend them for their time and service as I‘m sure they‘ve worked hard. However, endorsing these projects if they relate to expenditure of tax dollars is not required of me and I chose not to support the resolution for funding of “up to $40,000.” As presented, this could require a $10,000 matching fund from the town of cash and/or in-kind service. My previous statement that a “Hamlets 3“ study cost $250,000 was incorrect. I had misunderstood the info I’d received. I’m told the actual cost of Hamlets 3 was $125,000 and the total cost of Hamlets1, 2, and 3 was about $250,000. I apologize for this, but as a taxpayer I still think it‘s too much. The Planning Board, in their Letter to the Editor, refer to the Hamlets 3 as an, “instructive booklet to teach local planners how to apply Smart Growth principles,“ and they go on to say that, “these principles will benefit our local businesses as well as preserving the unique characteristics of our town.” These are the same principles embraced by the APA and the Adirondack Council who supported and participated in the Hamlets 3 study. Growth within the town, not outside the town, is desired. For example, growth north and east of Elizabethtown along Route 9 and Route 9N is “undesirable.” The west side of Route 9 thru New Russia is “undesirable.” Why? I have to wonder if this is about growth or if this is about control. I didn’t realize, while writing a previous letter, that $500,000 of Smart Growth money is on the table. If you believe that if New York State has that kind of money to spend, attend your next school board budget meeting and ask if they could use $500,000 to avoid raising your property taxes. You’ll discover they need it badly. The Planning Board quotes John F. Kennedy regarding looking to the future. The financial condition of our country, our state, and our county is not good and if it isn’t fixed soon, the future may be something you won’t recognize. JFK is right about, “change is the law of life,” and the change that’s needed now is fiscal stability, not more spending as usual. Ken Fenimore, Councilman, Elizabethtown

Thanks to ECH To the Valley News: I want to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Savel and the entire staff at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital for the excellent care I received during my recent inpatient hospitalization. We are very fortunate to have such quality healthcare close to home, family and friends. Beverly McIntyre Westport

Support local scholarships To the Valley News: Community foundations could not do what they do without the generosity of our friends and neighbors. Adirondack Community Trust (ACT), the community foundation serving the Adirondack region, gives over $150,000 each year to support scholarships for local students. There are currently a variety of scholarships available to students looking for financial aid to supplement college tuition. For those interested, contact the guidance counselor at school or visit www.GenerousAct.org. If you are, or know of a student planning on attending college or university for either medical school, journalism, teaching, law or general studies, please visit the site. ACT helps people support the causes that matter to them by creating charitable funds that give back to our community both now and in the future. Our donors realize that they got where they are in life because of their education, and they understand the high cost of college today and they want to help. If you would like to find out more about donating to or establishing a fund or receiving a scholarship, contact us at P.O. Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946, or call 523-9904. The deadlines are fast approaching for most applications, the soonest of which is coming up on April 11. Andrea Grout Executive Assistant Grants and Scholarship Coordinator

Keeping jobs here cheaper To the Valley News: International Paper moved me from Louisiana to New York in 1992. At that time, International Paper had 3,400 employees in New York State. When I left International Paper in 2005 to work for the Adirondack Park Agency, International Paper had 900 employees in New York. The 2,500 jobs that were lost were well paying jobs that utilized one of New York’s competitive advantages, its working forests. Recently, New York has offered $1.2 billion dollars in tax incentives for a Dubaibased company to establish 1,200 jobs in New York. Would it not have been better to preserve existing jobs and then spend the $1.2 billion on education or health care? Preserving existing jobs in New York is much more cost effective than creating new ones. However, to preserve existing jobs would involve removing the many disincentives that our law makers and state agencies have created. Removing the hurdles that provide negligible benefits to taxpayers would be more difficult for state government, but it would be a more affordable approach for New York taxpayers to preserve jobs in our state. Lawrence P. Phillips

Haley Pierce (age 11) got her hair cut at Shelley Olsen's A Small Piece of Paradise Salon in Lewis and donated 7-1/2 inches t o Locks of Love to help cancer patients. This was her sec ond year donating. Haley said she plans on continuing to donate every year to help people with cancer.

Health Continued from page 6 the company will pay only a portion of the claim. This means a second bill back to the patient. It is estimated that the cost of processing and sending in a single claim is about $6-7 each time it is processed. One also has to realize that each insurance company has different rules and systems for the claims submission. This has a hidden cost in that providers would much rather do a few expensive procedures instead of many smaller ones. Hospital billing is equally complex and consumes enormous amounts of manpower. Many patients have more than one insurance plan and still have a part left over for self pay. That means a minimum of three separate billings to collect one fee. A third area of hidden cost is that associated with liability risk by the provider. This is the so called malpractice issue. The cost of buying malpractice insurance is a significant cost for every provider. This is true of hospitals as well as for physicians and other health care providers. Even relatively small hospitals like we have in the Adirondack Park often pay $1 million or more per year for coverage. Some larger hospitals in bigger cities pay over $100 million per year. Individual physicians pay anywhere from $10-15,000 for low-risk specialties to over $300,000 for some higher-risk specialties each year. Perhaps however, much more subtle in the liability realm is the cost of “defensive med-

icine.” This means that we have to order tests to rule out pathology even if the likelihood of pathology is low. It means that there are many tests done that probably are not medically necessary but are “legally” necessary because if we don’t do them and something does go wrong we will be in an indefensible position. A fourth area of hidden expense is in meeting the “documentation or credentialing” needs to practice. Several years ago when I was affiliated with Glens Falls Hospital they did a survey of the number of different entities that performed some kind of inspection or survey of that facility in a given year. The number was over 100 and ranged from the local fire department to the elevator inspectors on one end to the Joint Commission on Health Care Organizations and State Health Department on the other end. In the private office it is not quite that bad but the number of organizations or agencies we have to report to each year runs in the dozens. The time spent filing reports, documenting information and processing requests adds up very quickly and again that cost is passed on to the patient. In summary, there are many hidden costs in the health care system that result in spending a lot of money on things other than direct care to the patient. In a perfect system, nearly every dollar would be spent on preventive, diagnostic studies or treatment. We should be able to build a more efficient system. David G. Welch, M.D. lives in Lake Placid.


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Essex County ethics board officially takes oath of office keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Ethics has officially been formed. At the April 4 meeting of the county Board of Supervisors, the five board members and one alternate were introduced to the board. “This is something that we have been working toward since I was first sworn in as the county chairman,” Jay supervisor Randy Douglas said. “It was not as cut and dry as I thought it was going to be, but this shows that we are transparent as a county and that

we are trying to do the right things.” Ken Doyle, Phyllis Klein, Alex Shmulsky, Michael Oticelle and Frank Kearns were sworn into their positions after receiving the unanimous approval of the board of supervisors. James Hermann was also sworn in to serve as the alternate. County attorney Daniel Manning said that he was confident in the selection of the board. Manning did address the fact that one member, Doyle, was an employee of Adirondack Community Action Programs. “They are not a county entity and it would not be an ethics violation in anyway,” Man-

ning said. “We have worked hard to make sure that none of the board members have any ties with Essex County.” The original board will serve staggered terms between one and five years, with each member receiving a full Essex County ethics boar d members P hyllis K lien, M ichael O ticelle, Ken Do yle, Alex five-year term Shmulsky and Frank Kearns shake hands with members of the Board of Supervisors afwhen they are ter being sworn in April 4. Photo by Keith Lobdell appointed. training and policy institution. Manning said that there would be some The county ethics board will be charged time needed for training and policy institution. Douglas said that he hopes to get the with overseeing ethics complaints and issuboard together soon after they are approved ing opinions, according to Manning. “It will hold hearings regarding ethics vito start the learning process. “I think that we should have them ready olations and issue advisory opinions on to start by early May,” Douglas said. “I am ethics issues,” Manning previously said. sure that Dan will want them to be up to par “They will field complaints and look into alon everything before they start.”Manning legations in complaints. If the board detersaid that once the names are accepted by the mines merit or probable cause, they will iniboard, there would be some time needed for tiate a hearing and make any recommendations regarding county code.”

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keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — While no one disagrees about the man, there have been some issues brought up over the possible re-naming of the Essex County Jail and Public Services building. After it was announced that the county was looking into costs that may be associated with re-naming the structure in honor of former Essex County Sheriff Henry Hommes, some supervisors said that they received phone calls and messages from their towns asking if re-naming the building was the appropriate thing to do. “It is a very sensitive issue,” Moriah supervisor Tom Scozzafava said during the April 4 meeting of the county board. “I did have calls and concerns from my constituents and the main comment that I have been hearing is if it is appropriate to name the building after one law enforcement officer when there are several examples of law enforcement officers who have

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served and even died in the line of service.” North Hudson supervisor Robert Dobie said he was not in favor of a name change. “I have a problem with naming something like a jail after someone,” he said. Chesterfield supervisor Gerald Morrow was named to head a sub-committee to look into the concerns and the feasibility of re-naming the building. “We were able to meet and address all of the concerns,” Morrow said. “I think that we will have something in place that will be agreeable to everyone at the public safety committee meeting April 11.”

Pleasant Valley Quilters to meet ELIZABETHTOWN — The Pleasant Valley Quilters will meet on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Elizabethtown Community Hospital conference room. Newcomers are welcomed. For more information, call 8732652. fever , and fleas and ticks in your home. As the warmer weather comes upon us, we will be looking for volunteers, to help with walking and socializing dogs. If interested please contact us. Bring on the warm weather! Please check us out at www.throwawaypupsrescue.org, or feel free to email us directly at tapadoptions@aol.com. Hope to hear from you!


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Social Center musical this weekend ELIZABETHTOWN — ElizabethtownLewis students and community members have come together for the annual Social Center musical, which will be “42nd Street,” a show based on a 1930s movie that details the production of a show from auditions to curtain. The show will run starting on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m., with tickets for the preview performance costing $5 for adults and $2 for students. There will be 7 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, with tickets costing $8 for adults and $3 for students, with a family rate of $20, which will also be the price for the 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, April 10. OPEN RS U 24 HO

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Essex ferry crossing reopened ESSEX — The Charlotte, Vt. to Essex ferry crossing was re-opened on Thursday, April 7. Departures every hour from Vermont will take place from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Departures every hour from New York will take place from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Decision Day event at Wadhams WADHAMS — Saturday, April 16, marks the fourth Annual National Healthcare Decision Day; a day for all people regardless of age or current health to be reminded of the importance of making their healthcare wishes known to their loved ones and care providers. An opportunity to find out more about advance directives will be available at the Wad-

hams Library from 9 a.m. to noon. Informational materials and knowledgeable professionals will be available, along with forms. Call 546-9850 for more information.

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WESTPORT — Westport Central School will be holding kindergarten registration on Wednesday, May 11. If you have a child that will be five years of age before Dec. 1, 2011, please call the school at 962-8244 to register your child.

Play reading set at Depot WESTPORT — The Depot Theatre in Westport will host a reading of Penny Penniston’s “Now Then Again,” in the lobby of the Depot Theatre at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Refreshments and soup will be available.

WORSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY AU SABLE FORKS St. James’ Church - Traditional Anglican Worship. Fr. David Ousley, Vicar and Rev. Patti Johnson, Deacon. Services: Wed. 6:00 p.m. - Healing Prayer and Holy Eucharist. Sun. - 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist. Phone 518 834-9693 United Methodist Church - Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. - Worship Service. Email: afumc1@frontiernet.net Holy Name Catholic Church - Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Daily Masses Monday @ 5:15 p.m., Tues. - Fri. @ 8 a.m., Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 9:15 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before weekend masses. BLACK BROOK St. Matthew’s Catholic Church - Black Brook, Silver Lake Rd., 647-8225, Rev. Kris Lauzon - Pastor, John J. Ryan - Deacon, Masses Sun. 11 a.m. Confessions (reconciliation) one half hour before each mass. CLINTONVILLE United Methodist - Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce. ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church - Court Street. 8736760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: http://ccsespn.-grainofwheat.net Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) - 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan or Ann Marie Speir. All are welcome. 4-21-11 Maundy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; 4-22-11 Good Friday, Noon; 4-24-11 Easter Sunday 8 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Email: goodshepherd-etown@charter.net Web: www.etowngoodshepherd.org United Church of Christ (Congregational) - Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email: FShaw@westelcom.com ESSEX St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Rt. 22. 963-4524. Father Joseph Elliott, Pastor. No Mass in Essex from Columbus Day to Memorial Day, closed for the Winter. Essex Community United Methodist Church - Corner of Rt. 22 and Main St. 963-7766. Rev. John E. Hunn. , Sunday Worship - 10:15 AM, Sunday School - 10:15 AM, Pre School Play Group Thursdays 10-11:30 AM Sept.-May. web page: essexcommunity http:// unitedmethodistchurchny.net/ St. John’s Episcopal Church - Church Street. 963-7775. Holy Communion and Church School, Sunday 9:15 a.m., Morning Prayer, Wednesday 9 a.m. Community Potluck Supper, Tuesday 6 p.m. Old Testament Bible Study, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Rev. Margaret Shaw. Email: stjohnschurch@willex.com Foothills Baptist Church at Boquet - 2172, NY Rt. 22 in Essex. Formerly Church of the Nazarene. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. Worship services are Sunday 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Family Christian movies on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and Hymn sing on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. Email: foothillsbapt@netzero.net HARKNESS Harkness United Methodist Church - Corner Harkness & Hollock Hill Rds., Harkness, NY. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sun. School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m. ediepoland@aol.com

JAY First Baptist Church of Jay - Rev. Joyce Bruce, Pastor. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. KEENE St. Brendan’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass at 4 p.m., Sunday Mass at 11:15 a.m.; Pastor: Rev. John R. Yonkovig; Pastor. Rectory Phone 5232200. Email: stagnesch@roadrunner.com St. Hubert’s All Souls Episcopal Church - Sunday Holy Eucharist 10 a.m., June 27 through September 12. Varying roster of priests celebrate communion each week. Keene Valley Congregational Church - Main Street. 576-4711. Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m;. Choir Wednesday evening 7 p.m. and Sunday 9:15 a.m. KEESEVILLE Immaculate Conception - St. John the Baptist - 1804 Main Street, 834-7100. Monsignor Leeward Poissant. Ant. Mass Saturdays - 4 p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: rcckparish@charter.net St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Clinton Street, Keeseville. 563-6836. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church - Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: ediepoland@aol.com The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene - 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church - Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m., Prayer Meeting & Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m.; Youth Group Sunday 7 p.m. Website: office@ibck.org Email: office@ibck.org Front Street Fellowship - 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: www.thebridgekeeseville.com Email: vikki@thebridgekeeseville.com

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The idea for the play was inspired by John Cramer's transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics, with the concept of the future and past interacting across time. Penniston says she envisioned a story moving forward and backward in time, “seeing moments in our lives as an interaction between future and past, not just as a series of things that lead us forward.” Cramer will be on-hand for the play reading at the Depot, and will follow-up with about his theories of quantum physics as they relate to the play on April 20 at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. Cramer, a part-time Westport resident, is a Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Washington in Seattle.

LAKE PLACID New Hope Christian Fellowship Church - 207 Station St., Lake Placid, NY. A full gospel church. Rev. Richard Ducatt, pastor. Services are Sunday 10a.m. and 6:30p.m. Fellowship prayer, Tuesday 6:30 p.m. and Thursday Bible Study. Once a month covered dish after Sunday morning service. Child care available Sunday & Thursday. Handicapped accessible. For more information call 518-523-3652. Lake Placid Baptist Church - Leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ Worship service Sunday 10:15 a.m., Rev. Derek Spain, Pastor. 2253 Saranac Ave., LP 523-2008, www.lpbaptist.org. St. Eustace Episcopal Church - Worship services Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., 2450 Main St., LP, 523-2564, www.steustace.org. St. Agnes Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m., Sunday masses 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., 169 Hillcrest, LP, 523-2200. Rev. John R. Yonkovig Adirondack Community Church - Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. 2583 Main St., LP. 523-3753, www.adkcomchurch.org. Pilgrim Holiness Church - 6057 Sentinel Road Lake Placid, NY 12946. Tel.  518-523-2484 Pastor: William S. Saxton Sunday School - 9: 45 AM Sunday Worship - 11:00 AM Sunday Evening Service - 7:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study - 7:00 PM  www.lakeplacidpilgrimholinesschurch.com LEWIS Elizabethtown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Rt. 9 West, Lewis, NY. Sunday Public Talk 10 a.m. followed by Watchtower Study 10:35 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Theocratic Ministry School & Service Meeting. For further information contact Brian Frawley 518-873-2610. First Congregational Church - Lewis, 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Email: Fshaw@westelcom.com PORT HENRY Lake Champlain Bible Fellowship - Adult Sunday School 9:00-10:00 a.m., Coffee fellowship 10:00-10:30 a.m.; Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.; Nursery and 3-6 Sunday School provided during worship service; VOICE Youth Group for teens; Variety of bible studies and groups available that meet weekly. FREE community movie night the first Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. Visit our website to see what is showing 6 Church St., (518) 546-4200, www.lcbible.org, Pastor Tom Smith.

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REBER United Methodist Church - Valley Road. 963-7924. Rev. Chilton McPheeters. Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Church School 11 a.m. SARANAC LAKE St. Bernard’s Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m., Sunday Mass 7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Father Mark Reilly, Pastor, 27 St. Bernard Street, SL, 891-4616, www.stbernardssaranaclake.com Episcopal Church of St. Luke - 136 Main St., SL, 8913605. SUnday worship services at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., led by the Reverand Ann S. Giallard, www.stlukessaranaclake.org High Peaks Church - A Bible-believing, non-denominational church. 97 Will Rogers Srive, SL., 891-3255 Saranac Lake Baptist Church - 490 Broadway, SL, 891-5473 First United Methodist Church - 63 Church Street, SL., 891-3473 Adirondack Alliance Church - 72 Canaras Ave., SL, 891-1383. Sharing the hope of Christ, building relationships with god. Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. with nursry care available. 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. WADHAMS United Church of Christ - Main Street. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Church is handicapped accessible. Phone number: 518-962-4630. Michael James Lorin, Pastor. All are welcome. WESTPORT Federated Church - Main Street. Westport Federated Church: Sunday Morning Worship Celebration at 9:00 am including Children’s Church; Bible Study at 10:15 am. Thursday evening Bible/ Book study, Parsonage at 6:30 pm. Pastor Leon Hebrink, 962-8293 www.westptchurch.com “Following Jesus In The Company of Friends.” Westport Bible Church - 24 Youngs Road. 962-8247. Pastor Dick Hoff. Sunday Morning Worship 9:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer 7 p.m.; Teen Club Saturday 6 p.m.; Olympian Club Sunday 5:30 p.m. (Sept. - May) Email: westportbiblech@westelcom.com The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Rt. 9N. 962-4994. Branch Pres. Curtis McMillion. Sacrament Meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday School 11:20 a.m.; Priesthood & Relief Society 12:10 a.m.; Primary 11:20 a.m. - 1 p.m. St. Philip Neri Catholic Church - 6603 Main St., Father Peter Riani, Pastor. Residence, 873-6760. Mass

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Willsboro Dems to meet WILLSBORO — The Willsboro Democrats will meet on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the Visitor Center on Main Street in Willsboro. It’s time to organize for local elections. This year, Willsboro will be voting for Town Supervisor, two Councilpersons, Town Clerk and Town Highway Superintendent. On April 14, the committee will discuss

candidates and issues for this fall. For further information call Edna Coonrod at 9634594 or Mona White at 963-7419.

Roast turkey dinner scheduled WESTPORT — There will be a roast turkey dinner on Thursday, April 14, at the Westport Federated Church. Serving starts 4:30 p.m. with takeouts available. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

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WILLSBORO — There will be a six-week Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions series held on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. starting April 5, at the Congregational UCC Church on Main Street in Willsboro. Classes will run through May 10. For registration and information on the free workshops, call 564-3371. Registration is required by March 31.

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Collard receives max sentence for 1980 murder of wife Vanderwerker: ‘He won’t make it eight, forget 24’

By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — As she thought about her mother, a lone tear came down the face of Tammy Vanderwerker. She said that she would love to be able to hold her, to have her get to know her grandchildren, to have a mother-daughter relationship with a woman she barely knew. June Marion Hopkins Collard was taken away from her two daughters and son in 1980 when her husband, Thomas A. Collard, said she left the family. On March 31, Mr. Collard was sentenced under a plea agreement to an indeterminate amount of prison time between eight and 24 years for the self-confessed murder of his wife. Collard previously had pled guilty to a count of first-degree manslaughter. In a packed Essex County courtroom, Collard entered, in chains, at around 3:15 p.m., looking down as District Attorney Kristy L. Sprague announced that Vanderwerker wished to address the court. During her remarks, Collard mostly looked down, often making facial expressions with his mouth. “He buried her body right outside our bathroom window,” Vanderwerker said. “That is quite sickening if you ask me.” Vanderwerker, who admitted at the beginning of her remarks that speaking to the court, “was not easy” for her, referred to her father only as, “the monster.” “From the time he killed our mother, we stopped being kids,” she said. “I was the one that took the place of my mother in the family. He said to me over and over again, you’re just like your mother and I will do the same thing to you. Because of him, I live my life in fear.” Vanderwerker said that she remembered few things about her mother, as she was 8 years old when June Collard was killed. “Mom made our clothes, and her favorite song was ‘Islands in the Stream,’” she said. “Those are all the memories I have of her. I should have known more about her. She should have been my best friend.”

momentarily looked toward the officers who had continued to work the case, section where Vanderwerker including Troop B Bureau of Criminal Inveswas seated. “There is not one retigations Capt. Robert LaFountain and then deeming quality about the deoffered his opinion, on the record, for the pafendant.” role board that may hear Collard’s request Sprague also gave the court a eight years from now. glimpse of the evidence the “Under no circumstance in my view should state had collected, saying that they ever let you out before you serve all of the confession Collard gave to that 24 years,” Meyer said as Collard looked the court about the murder was directly at him throughout the sentencing. inaccurate. Sprague later said that while she was un“The cause of death was decomfortable offering a plea agreement in the termined to be anywhere becase, she did so at the request of the family. tween three and six blunt-force “This will give the power back to Tammy traumas to the head,” Sprague and her family,” Sprague said. said, afterwards stating, “We As for Thomas Collard, he offered no statehad forensic pathologists look ment as he was sentenced, but did say one at the skull and that is one of thing as he was escorted from the courtmany things that would have house. come out with a trial.” “Just, I didn’t do it.” Sprague then offered her recommendation based on the family’s input. “They ask, and Tammy Vanderwerker talks to members of the press while holding we ask, that you a picture of her mother, June Collard, after the sentencing of father sentence him to a Thomas Collard. Photo by Keith Lobdell place that he deAfter sentencing, Vanderwerker reiteratserves to stay for the rest of ed her hatred for her father. his life,” Sprague said. “I don’t love,” she said. “I’ll never forgive. Along with the sentence, I’ll never, never forget.” Sprague also asked for Daughter Candy Horan, who did not at$5,523.82 in restitution costs tend the sentencing because she felt her time and that orders of protection and money would be, “better served providbe issued for all three chiling our mother with a proper burial,” stated dren. The order for Thomas her feelings in a letter to the court. Collard Jr., was rescinded at “I love you because you are our dad and I the request of the defense. hate you because you killed our mother,” Judge Richard Meyer Horan stated, as read by Sprague. “Did you agreed to the agreement. ever stop and think of us kids and what this “There is nothing that I can would do to us? No, I think not.” do here today to make up for Thomas Collard shook his head a couple what you have done, this of times during the reading of Horan’s state- court is powerless to do that” ment, in which she talked about the hope of Meyer said. “You have deseeing her mother again based on Collard’s prived your children of their story that she had just run away. mother, and that is unforgiv“What fools we were,” Horan stated. “I be- able — and just as horrenlieve that I will never get the answers, or that dous, you gave them a false I will believe those answers ... (I) hope you hope that they would see her don’t have another day or another second of again. Worse, you also placed joy in your life.” in their minds the thought Sprague then spoke on behalf of the state. that their mother had aban- Thomas Collard groans as he is helped into the Essex County Sheriff’s “He was a bully, he was good at it, and he doned them.” patrol car that took him away from the Essex County Courthouse. liked it,” Sprague said about Collard, who Photo by Keith Lobdell Meyer credited the police

TFCU holds youth savings month TFCU surpasses cell phone goal ELIZABETHTOWN — Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union will be celebrating Youth Savings Month in April. This national credit union celebration is designed to teach young credit union members the benefits of saving and goal setting as well as inviting young people to open savings accounts and make deposits both this month and throughout the year. Throughout the month of April, TFCU invites youth as well as parents and/or grandparents or guardians to engage their children by visit-

ing the Ticonderoga office, Port Henry or Elizabethtown branches. Financial education materials covering age groups from pre-school to high school will be on hand in their lobbies and on their website; www.tfcunow.com/youth In addition to money management guides, any TFCU member who is under age 18 may enter for a chance to win one of three $50 US Savings Bonds and $100. Ten youth members from credit unions nationwide will each win $100. Although a deposit is encouraged, it is not required to enter.

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) concluded its second annual cell phone drive, Monday, Feb. 28. The drive asked the public to drop-off their old cell phones, chargers and accessories at TFCU Branches throughout January and February. A total of 111 cell phones were collected and donated to the STOP Domestic Violence Center of Essex County. TFCU officials wish to express their sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the drive and to extend special thanks and

appreciation to Mrs. Mary Zent for her donation of crocheted afghans. “In these busy times, it is especially gratifying to observe such a high level of participation in this drive,” said TFCU President and CEO Gregory Johnson. “We’re extremely pleased to support this important agency in our communities through the generosity of our members." The cell phones will be turned into emergency 911 Life Lines for people in need. Anyone wanting to donate cell phones can mail them to Verizon's Hope Line Project.


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New art center to feature local students’ work By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com WILLSBORO — The artwork of Willsboro Central School students lined the walls of Drew and Elizabeth Belois’ FreeForm Center for the Arts. The art was part of a sneak peak show that took place March 18 at the center, located at 3673 Essex Road. “We would like to bring new and exciting artists to the area,” Elizabeth Belois said, who is also the art teacher at Willsboro Central School. “The center will provide art experiences, which will strengthen the creative thinking and problem solving skills of our students and provide opportunities for students of all ages to create artworks in various forms.” Belois said that the studio will feature the work of local student and visiting artists. they are currently completing renovations to their studio, which is located in the same building as the David G. Bonfante Dental practice. The grand opening celebration will be

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PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College and the Adirondack Center for Writing are proud to present Sapphire, poet and best-selling author of the novel “Push,” the inspiration for the Academy-Award w i n n i n g f i l m “ P re c i o u s , ” a t t h e P a u l Smiths VIC on April 19, at 7 p.m. The reading is free for students and faculty, $5 for all others. Sapphire’s books will be available for sale, which the author will sign.

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KEENE VALLEY — The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) received a private foundation grant of $170,000 for invasive species prevention and control in 2011. One of the primary uses of funds will be to pilot a terrestrial regional response team, a four person seasonal crew that will manage terrestrial invasive plants in priority areas across the Adirondack region. APIPP also directed funds to lend aid to three other projects including the Town of Inlet’s Regional Inlet Invasive Plant Program to control Japanese knotweed in various communities, Paul Smith’s College Watershed Stewardship Program to intercept aquatic invasive species at boat launches and the Lake George Asian Clam Rapid Response Task Force to control the first infestation of Asian Clam detected in the Adirondack Park. “I have been impressed with APIPP’s leadership on the problem of invasive species and with the effectiveness of the program since its inception. APIPP has been out in front on an issue that, left unchecked, can become impossible to contain. The Adirondack region is too unique to let that happen here,” Alexander Gilchrist, one of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, said. With this new Foundation support, APIPP is better able to advance priority projects with local partners and leverage funding needed in the region.

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Double-taxation hot topic in SL By Chris Morris

denpubs@denpubs.com SARANAC LAKE — A longtime member of the Saranac Lake Village Board of Trustees says if surrounding townships agree to end double-taxation of village residents, then funding for a local adult center will be restored. John McEneany issued a press release March 30 stating that he will “move to reinstate” $5,000 in funding for the Saranac Lake Adult Center — but only if surrounding townships agree to end “double-taxation on villagers.” In its current form, the village budget leaves out funding for the senior organization. That has prompted fierce outcry from many taxpayers. Other organizations, like the Saranac Lake Civic Center, also lose funding in the tentative fiscal plan, while groups like the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce are preparing for a decrease in funding. At a public hearing on the proposed budget last week, numerous residents spoke out against the cuts, noting that the village should be supporting both its youth and its seniors. Funding for the Saranac Lake Youth Center and the Saranac Lake Youth Program remain at last year ’s levels. McEneany said the choice to leave out funding for the adult center isn’t about whether or not the organization should be supported. Rather, he says it’s about “how it’s supported, who should support it and how village taxpayers should be protected by our very own towns from paying twice.” “It’s a great asset to our community and we are all lucky to have it and the great group of volunteers involved with it,” McEneany said of the adult center. According to McEneany, Harrietstown contributes $18,000 to the adult center, while North Elba gives $2,400 and St. Armand kicks in $500. McEneany says the village should pay “its fair share” — but not if residents are being

Daffest soapbox derby set SARANAC LAKE — Daffest is pleased to announce its first Soapbox Derby on Saturday, April 30, open to children ages 5-13 and an adult division for ages 14 and older. The racing will start promptly at 11 a.m., with the race course from the Lapan Highway overpass to the town hall. For mandatory regulations and entry information, visit the Web site Daffest.com.

Saranac Village tours set SARANAC LAKE — As part of Daffest, Saranac Lake’s first annual daffodil festival, High Peaks Opera Studio will present “An Evening of American Songbook!” on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in conjunction with an Open House at Saranac Village at

taxed twice. “Paying in your town tax bill and then again in your village tax bill, well, that would just not be right,” he said. Adult center Director Gina Norton said the board was trying to “pacify people.” “They keep talking about double-taxation all the time,” she said. “If they’re going to apply that standard to groups like the civic center, the chamber of commerce, and the adult center, then that standard should be applied fairly and consistently to all budgetary items across the board, not just to certain ones.” McEneany agreed with Norton, noting that the problem of double-taxation needs to be addressed wherever it exists. McEneany says tackling double-taxation is also a matter of transparency for the residents living in both a town and the village. He wants towns to shift their funding for groups like the adult center to their “out of village” districts. “If you’re a village resident and the village board decided to give the adult center $5,000 — you know as a village resident that that’s what you gave them, period,” McEneany said. McEneany has asked Village Manager John Sweeney to draft a letter to the towns of St. Armand, North Elba, and Harrietstown — if the towns agree to shift adult center funding to out-of-village districts, then he says the village will “reinstitute its annual $5,000 contribution and save the village taxpayers from double-taxation.” “That way, we’re all paying our fair share for a worthy organization,” McEneany said.

Correction In last week’s edition, the story “Adult Center could get village axe,” was written by Chris Morris, news director at WNBZ in Saranac Lake, a contributor to the Valley News.

Will Rogers. This concert will feature performances by George and Elizabeth Cordes, founders and directors of the Studio, as well as a guided tour of Will Rogers complete with a dessert reception. This program is open to the public and a $5 donation is requested. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call Debbie Kanze at (518) 891-7117 or visit www.highpeaksopera.org.

Northwood Jazz Band to play SARANAC LAKE — On Thursday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m., Northwood School Jazz Band will perform at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. Featuring students from Lake Placid and as far away as South Korea, their repertoire includes jazz as well as popular music. This program is open to the public. For more information, please call 891-7117.

On Friday, March 25, Saranac Lake Middle School students and staff had a spirit day, wearing red and white to support Japan. Money was donated all during the day, and over $1,100 was sent to the Japan Red Cross. P ictured are some of M rs. Karen Miemis’s sixth-grade Social Studies class who put fac ts about Japan on the wall across from their classroom. Students are, from left, Katie Holvik, Briana Fenton, Nick Stevens, Ellen Goralski, Jay Chapin and Iris Glinski.

AEDC has new interim director SARANAC LAKE — Barbara Criss, past Chairperson of the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation announced that AEDC has hired Tom Plastino to serve as the Corporation’s interim Executive Director effective on March 1. Criss said that “Tom is an experienced non-profit executive,” having served for 18 years as the executive director of CITEC, Inc., “a well-known North Country not-forprofit economic development corporation.” Doug Wright, AEDC’s Chairperson, said that the AEDC “hired Tom because he had a proven history of stabilizing and growing other non-profit organizations.” When he took over CITEC in 1992, it had two employees and revenues of $150,000, almost all of it from New York State; when he retired from the position in 2010, there were eight employees and revenues of well over $1 million, about 40% of it from government sources. Wright said: “We are encouraged that Tom will evaluate AEDC’s current position and help us chart a clear path forward – and set the stage for us to hire a permanent

executive director whose skills and background fit the Corporation’s strategic needs. Tom’s experience, professionalism and interpersonal skills will serve the organization well during this transition period.” Plastino, a CITEC Business Advisor, has over 30 years experience in North Country economic development. He spent a dozen years as the second in command at the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency before he took over as CITEC’s CEO. During the ten years prior to 2010 he also served as the President of the North Country Alliance, a consortium of over thirty North Country developers. Plastino says that “in one capacity or another, I have worked with and relied on AEDC for as long as I have been in the economic development business. I look forward to working for AEDC and to assist it in meeting its important local and regional organizational goals.” For further information, please contact Douglas Wright, AEDC Chairperson, at 3593241.

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WILMINGTON — The Town of Wilmington announced that the region will host the Wilmington/Whiteface 100-K Bicycle Race on June 19. Wilmington will serve as one of three qualifier series race host venues for the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, the best known and most prestigious mountain bike race in North America. “The Town of Wilmington is very excited to be hosting the Wilmington/Whiteface 100k,” Randy Preston, Town of Wilmington Supervisor, said. “As a national caliber event, it will bring the best of the best from the competitive mountain bike set to the Northeast. We are anxious to show the world what mountain biking in the Adirondacks is all about.” The event’s schedule coincides with the annual Wilmington Bike Fest, which includes the Whiteface Uphill Bike Race, which will be held on Saturday, June 18. Wilmington/Whiteface 100-K participants are invited to “Warm up” by riding in the mountain bike division that is being introduced this year; a five mile race to the top of the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway.

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Comic opera over the airwaves LAKE PLACID — The Met’s hit new production of Rossini’s comic opera, Le Comte Ory, will be transmitted to to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts as part of The Met: Live in HD series on Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. The new staging by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher features three extraordinary bel canto stars Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau, and Joyce DiDonato. Maurizio Benini conducts. LPCA Tickets are $18 each and $16 for LPCA Members, $12 Students 18 and under. Expected running time is two hours, 30 minutes with intermission. Box Lunch options provided by Saranac Sourdough are available to order on the day of the program. Order at the Box Office prior to the screening and the lunches will be delivered for intermission.

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LPCS weighs budget options By George Earl

denpubs@denpubs.com LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education continues to wrangle over next year ’s budget as it tries to avoid a major tax increase for the district. The board met March 29 to discuss possible cuts in the first of several meetings before it votes on a final budget. In the meantime, a laundry list of budget items is being shuffled on and off the chopping block. Possible cuts include the assistant principal position, reductions in elective courses and special education. Board member Dan Nardiello said the deliberations come on the heels of conflicting pressures from local taxpayers and state government. Since the state is in a financial bind, Nardiello said the district is under pressure

Budgets Continued from page 1 tendent Daniel Bower said that the school will use that to cut into the tax levy. Meanwhile, the district is still looking at the elimination of 14 positions, six of which would be eliminated through retirements. “That could still change, of course,” said Bower. “There could be some give and take, but the cuts that we outlined in our proposal are still what we are looking at.” During a budget meeting last month, the school proposed the closure of Lake Colby, which would eliminate one full-time and two part-time positions. Other cuts included one language position, reducing the ESL position, one bus garage position, two cler-

to further reduce spending. But he questioned the wisdom of cutting services that are vital to educating students. “So what do we do? Do we succumb to the state’s pressure, or do we continue to do the right thing?” he asked. Nardiello said he’d like to see fewer cuts at the school and noted that many taxpayers he’s spoken with would agree to a modest tax increase because they recognize the value of the school to the community. Superintendent Randy Richards pointed out that if substantial cuts weren’t made, the district would face a general tax increase of seven percent. He reminded the board that they agreed on reducing the taxpayer burden. “People are jumping on these [proposed budget cuts] like you beat on a piñata with a stick, but I think we agree that we can’t afford our liabilities in the long term,” Richards said. ical positions, one social studies position, Middle Summer School elimination, one library position and one special education teacher, along with not replacing several positions where staff are retiring. “We are looking at right around one-half dozen actual layoffs,” Bower said. “We will try to drop payroll through retiree's as much as possible.” Bower said that he was pleased that the state budget came in on-time, even if it meant there was not more debate and discussion about education funding. “The upside is even if it is bad news, we know about it before we send a budget out for a vote,” he said. “We got some good news, and we will be able to put the money back in to help lower the tax burden.”

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Friday, April 8

LAKE PLACID — “Computer Basics ” class , Lak e P lacid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. No experience required. Class size limited. 523-3200. LAKE PLACID — “Beginning Word P rocessing” class , Lake Placid Public Library, 2471 Main St., 1-4 p.m. Requires basic computer knowledge. Class size limited. 523-3200. KEESEVILLE— Fish Fry Friday, Elks L odge 2072, 1 Elks Lane, 5-7:30 p.m. Take-outs available. Fish or shrimp. $6.95. 834-2072. PLATTSBURGH — Ed Schenk per forms, M ichele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. 561-8142.

WESTPORT — Roast turkey dinner, Westport Federated Church, 6486 Main St., 4:30 p.m. Take-outs available. Adults $8, children 12 and younger $4.

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APRIL IS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH

County joins National Donate Life Month Local organ recipients, donor honored at county meeting

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keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County Clerk Joe Provoncha had two compelling examples of the importance of organ donation. As Essex County officially recognized April as National Donating Life Month at the April 4 meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Provoncha was joined by recent organ donation recipients Molly Rascoe (kidney transplant) of Westport and Brock Marvin (heart transplant) of Elizabethtown, along with Rascoe’s kidney donor, Ben Sudduth of Westport. “Essex County has been very fortunate and we have seen many success stories when it comes to giving life and org a n d o n a t i o n , ” P ro v o n c h a s a i d . “ T h e s e a re j u s t t w o o f them.” Provoncha said that 97 percent of all those who sign up to be an organ donor happen through the Department of M o t o r Ve h i c l e s . H e a d d e d t h a t h e h o p e d t h e D M V a n d

clerk’s office would be able to promote more awareness to the need for organ donation, along with a drive that they conducted as part of the day on April 4. Sudduth said that he would encourage anyone who was able to sign up. “Most of us have two kidneys — except me and a few others now,” Sudduth said. “I would encourage everyone who can to sign up and do it. You benefit a lot from it.” “I am here now and have a full life in front of me thanks to an organ donor,” Marvin said. “It’s great to have the county doing what they are for organ donation.” Westport Supervisor Dan Connell said that the selfless act of one has brought a lot of joy to the community. “Ben knows how we all feel about what he did,” Connell said. “It has been great to watch Molly back out on the court and playing sports — it’s great to see her back as an active young lady.” “These are two miracles in Essex County that we can all be thankful for,” Elizabethtown supervisor Noel Merrihew said. For more information on National Donating Life Month, visit the Essex County Clerk’s We b site at w w w. c o . e s s e x . n y. u s / c c l e r k . a s p or w w w. d o n a t e l i f e newyork.com.

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Whiteface remains open WILMINGTON — There’s still plenty of great skiing and riding at Whiteface, in Wilmington. Whiteface will remain open daily, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., through Sunday, April 10, and weather and conditions permitting re-open the following weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. This Saturday, April 9, everyone is invited to participate in the annual pond skimming contest. Saturday’s pond skimming contest fun begins at noon, outside the Base Lodge and prizes will be given out for distance, best costume, splash and more. The event is free and registration will take place at the guest services desk from 9-11:30 a.m.

April 9, 2011

Tupper Lake village expects taxes to increase Current plan calls for tax rate increase of 7.29-%

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TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Village Board of Trustees is expecting a tax increase for next year. Village officials released their summar y o f t h e 2 0 11 - 2 0 1 2 b u d g e t a t a s p e c i a l meeting March 30. The spending plan feature a tax rate increase of 7.29 percent. Total spending is projected to increase

by 4.5 percent, or nearly $110,000. A budget hearing will be held at the village offices at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Mayor Mickey Desmarais cited rising e m p l o y e e p e n s i o n c o s t s o f m o re t h a n $50,000 and engineering costs for a new f i re d e p a r t m e n t g a r a g e o f m o re t h a n $60,000 as the driving factors behind the increases. He also po inted to replacement costs for a new patrol car for the police department and new equipment for the Department of Public Works. Desmarais said recovering from a long

winter would also cost money, as DPW will have their hands full repairing sidewalks and streets this spring. T h e s p e n d i n g i n c re a s e s c o m e e v e n though village employees in every department are expected to freeze their pay. Desmarais said employees agreed to the concessions in light of the difficult economy. Desmarais promised he would work to reduce some budget items, but he said a modest tax increase would be likely for next year ’s budget.

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Concert to benefit local pantries TUPPER LAKE — There will be a Musicians Unite for Food benefit concert from noon until 6 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake on Saturday, April 9. This is the third in a series of concerts to raise funds for local food pantries. The first two of these concerts were held in Vermontville and in Saranac Lake. Over $3,500 was raised in Saranac Lake and truckloads of food from both concerts were delivered to food pantries. There is no cost for the show, and audience members are asked to bring either money or Non-perishable food to donate directly to a food pantry representative. Money goes a lot further than food, due to purchasing power at the re-

gional food bank. Please make tax deductable donations payable to: Tupper Lake Food Pantry, 179 Demars Blvd # 2 Tupper Lake, NY 12986-1306. The pantry number is 359-3080. The music will range from folk and bluegrass to classic rock. A popular Tupper Lake youth band will also play. Something for everyone, stay as long or as short a time as you'd like. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle, will all proceeds going directly to the food panty. The expected line-up for this show includes Adirondack singer songwriter Jamie Savage, Paul Smith’s College professor and musician Celia Evans and more.

Lake Placid village officials say they will put fiscal house in order By George Earl

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LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees has been busy getting its fiscal house in order this spring in an effort to address a series of accounting problems that were uncovered in a scathing December audit from the state Comptroller ’s Office. Trustees vowed in a resolution Monday to “speak and seek the truth” in all its dealings. The comptroller ’s report singled out longtime village Clerk Kathryn “Kook” McKillip as the main instigator behind a series of accounting errors and recommended a criminal investigation of her actions. Among other things, the audit found that McKillip, who was in charge of payroll, paid herself more than $22,000 she never earned. While village officials declined to comment on the ongoing criminal investigation into McKillip’s actions, Mayor Craig Randall said he has drafted a corrective action plan that addresses the clerk position along with about 23 other issues cited in the comptroller ’s report. Randall said the report would be sent to the comptroller and be available for the public to view on the village’s Web site by Wednesday. Randall declined to talk about whether

Conference for the Adirondacks set LAKE PLACID — The 18th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks will be held May 18-19, at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. The event will feature Bill McKibben, author, educator and environmentalist, along with the Hon. Joseph J. Martens, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Presentations on the Adirondack Partnerships Project, alternative waste and storm water treatment technologies with Tom Ballestero of the University of New Hampshire. Other topics will include bio-energy,

the report would determine if the board would fire or discipline McKillip, who remains employed as the village clerk, but he did say that the report adequately addressed the problem. He said many of the village’s accounting problems resulted from improper training and assignment of duties and that the treasurer has taken over payroll and other fiduciary responsibilities from the clerk. Randall said McKillip does a “good job” as clerk, but not as a financial manager. Community members have expressed strong support of the village board’s campaign to modernize the village government and restore its accountability in the wake of the bruising state audit. Village resident Connie Issleb was among several members of the public who commended the board Monday for “taking all the heat” and doing a “tremendous amount of work without pay.” During the board meeting, the village officially swore in trustee-elects Peter Holderied and Jason Leon. Justice Margaret Doran, as well as various department heads and key staff, was also reappointed as a matter of form, but the village clerk was not among the positions that were reappointed. “We’ll see how that goes,” Randall said, referring to the ongoing investigation. hydro-power, solar power, North Creek case study, Hudson River collaborations and birds of the Northern Forest. For more up-to-date conference information, visit adkresearch.org or call Dan Fitts at 327-6276.

Registrations sought for craft fair KEENE — Registrations are now being accepted for the 17th Annual Craft Fair sponsored by the Free and Accepted Masons, on July 16-17 at Marcy Airfield in Keene Valley. Registrations for covered spaces must be made prior to May 1. Call 546-3519 or 5769854.

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Earl graduates basic

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air National Guard Airman Bryant E. Shipman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Rachael Cote of Tupper Lake, and grandson of Edward Fish of Milton, N.H. Shipman graduated in 2009 from Tupper Lake High School.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Jacob H. Earl graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Jeffery Earl of State Route 86, Jay. Earl graduated in 2008 from the Keene Central School, Keene Valley.

Death Notices Anne Boomgaard, 93

APTOS, Calif. — Anne Boomgaard, 93, passed away Feb. 4, 2011. Burial services will be held Monday, May 2, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

Alice D. Parnell, 77 DELAND, Fla. — Alice Dora (Bowen) Parnell, 77, a native of Willsboro, passed away March 22, 2011. Funeral services will held at a later date.

Ida A. Brockington, 104 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Ida Alice Brockington, 104, formerly of Chazy, passed away March 22, 2011. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Chazy. Berryhill Funeral Home, Huntsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene F. Peryea, 83 LAKE PLACID — Eugene F. Peryea, 83, passed away March 24, 2011. Funeral services were held March 29 at North Elba Cemetery, Lake Placid. M.B. Clark Funeral Home, Lake Placid, was in charge of arrangements.

James R. Olmsted, 78 EAST AURORA — Dr. James F. Olmsted, 78, passed away March 24, 2011. Funeral services were held April 2 at Kenneth Howe Funeral Home, East Aurora, which was in charge of arrangements.

Valda R. Sheffield, 96 AU SABLE FORKS — Valda R. Sheffield, 96, passed away March 26, 2011. Funeral services were held March 31 at Holy Name Church, Au Sable Forks. Burial was in Holy Name Cemetery. Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, was in charge of arrangements.

Bernard E. Hindes, 81 EAST GREENBUSH — Bernard E. Hindes, 81, formerly of Plattsburgh, passed away March 27, 2011. Funeral services were held March 30 at St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church, Rensselaer. Interment was in New Rural Cemetery, East Greenbush. W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Rensselaer, was in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine M. Goff, 84 MORRISONVILLE — Geraldine M. Goff, 84,

passed away March 28, 2011. Funeral services were held March 31 at St. Alexander's Church, Morrisonville. Burial will be at a later date in St. Peter's Cemetery, Plattsburgh. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, is in charge of arrangements.

Darrell D. Moore, 63 ELLENBURG CENTER — Darrell D. Moore, 63, passed away March 28, 2011. Funeral services were held March 31 at the United Methodist Church, Ellenburg Center. Ross Funeral Home, Ellenburg Depot, was in charge of arrangements.

David H. Rock, 75 KEESEVILLE — David H. Rock, 75, passed away March 28, 2011. Funeral services were held April 1 at Immaculate Conception Church, Keeseville. Burial will be held Friday, April 29, following a 9 a.m. Mass. Hamilton Funeral Home, Keeseville, was in charge of arrangements.

Curtis P. Drown, 56 PLATTSBURGH — Curtis P. Drown, 56, passed away March 29, 2011. Funeral services were held March 31 at R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge of arrangements. Entombment will be private for the family at Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens, Ellenburg Depot.

Wayne A. Jiguere, 73 PERU — Wayne A. Jiguere, 73, passed away March 29, 2011 Funeral services were held April 1 at St. Peter's Church, Plattsburgh, Interment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Donald J. Coulon, 81 DANNEMORA — Donald J. Coulon, 81, passed away March 31, 2011 Funeral services were held April 2 at St. Joseph's Church, Dannemora. Burial will be at a later date in the parish cemetery. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Mercedes L. Drown, 93 PLATTSBURGH — Mercedes Loughan "Dee Dee" Drown, 93, passed away April 1, 2011. Funeral services were held April 4 at St. John's Church, Plattsburgh. Interment will be at a later date in the family plot at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.


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Anxiously awaiting ice out I

’ve spent most of the past week enjoying the incredible late season snowpack. Although the brilliant sunshine and warming temperatures eventually turned the snow density to mush by late afternoon, the backcountry ski conditions have been outstanding. Over the course of three days, I skied across the ponds and over the seven carries of St. Regis Canoe Area. On the Opening Day of trout season, I skied along the old road from Horseshoe Lake into the upper dam on Lows Lake. We wet a line on the open waters of Hitchens Pond, to no avail. I finished the weekend with a quick trip into Great Camp Santanoni in Newcomb, where I enjoyed a pleasant spring day with a group of old friends. Of course, at this point in time, my main interest revolves around locating any current open water angling opportunities. It appears they are few and far between and it may be a while before winter ’s hardtop is finally removed. However, ice fishermen aren’t complaining. They can still be found on many local lakes, where solid ice exists. As sap buckets begin to sprout from the maples, and geese are again in the air, anglers will continue to dream of brook trout on the backwoods ponds. April’s full moon, scheduled to arrive on the 18th of the month, will prompt the annual smelt run. Even if the ice remains in command of the lakes and ponds, anglers will find opportunities around inlets and

feeder streams. As smelt and suckers return to these areas to spawn, larger predatory fish will also be found nearby. In recent years, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the burgeoning fisheries of Lake Champlain. The recent addition of another invasive species, alwives, has dramatically affected the Big Lake’s fish population. Since introduction, the alewives have become a primary food source for many species, including lake trout, salmon, pike and perch. Ice fishermen have reported catching yellow perch that tipped the scale at over two pounds this season, and the record for lake trout has steadily increased. I expect anglers will find similar affects with many other predatory species such as walleye, bass and brown trout.

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Shortly after the first significant spring thaw, which is often the result of heavy rains, anglers can expect to find salmon returning to the rivers and streams that feed Lake Champlain. The spring run of these silvery specimens is likely to produce some outstanding angling opportunities due to the combination of successful lamprey control and the burgeoning forage base. Opportunities will be readily available on the Saranac, Ausable and Boquet Rivers, as well as on the smaller tributaries such as the Little Ausable. Last fall, reports indicate that many of the lake’s rivers experienced

An angler, still on skis, tries his luck on the open waters of Hitchens Pond along the Bog River Flow. record numbers of salmon. I doubt populations will ever be as prolific as they were in the 1800’s, when spearing or netting could bring in more than 100 fish per boat on a good night. However, I do believe there will be far more trophy quality fish, with fewer lamprey wounds than we’ve seen in the past few decades. Despite the expected boon that alewives may provide, they also offer a huge potential for bust. When cold water species, such as salmon, lake trout and browns begin to forage primarily on a diet of alewives, the self-sustaining populations of these game fish can become severely diminished. This is due to a thiamine deficiency that affects the spawning success of both trout and salmon. Alewives also have a tendency to experience massive die-offs which can result from sudden temperature changes or other stress factors such as spawning. These boom and bust cycles can greatly reduce the forage base for prey fish. Although alewives are likely responsible for the significant size increase in yellow perch reported this season, the invaders have the potential to cause a crash in the population of this popular table fare. As the population increases, alewives will eventually begin to feed on perch spawn. After several years of foraging on spawn, the Big Lake’s perch population

could be greatly reduced. Despite such ominous predictions, I expect to spend the first few week’s of the new season wetting a line along the lake’s numerous tributaries. Elsewhere, anglers should look for pools at the base of waterfalls on the rivers and streams. These areas often have hold over brown trout that remain in the area from the fall spawn. Rainbow trout will also be seeking similar holding pools, as they move upstream to spawn in the spring. As water tumbles over rocks and or drops from a falls, the water temperature increases faster than it does in flat, calm water areas. Water temperatures at the base of a waterfall are typically several degrees warmer than the calm water above the falls. The more foam and froth created by falls, the more warm air entering the water. Until the ice departs the ponds, locations such as The Flume Pool on the Ausable, Wadhams Falls on the Boquet River or Imperial Dam on the Saranac, will offer ideal conditions for early season anglers, especially on warm, sunny days.

Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman esiding r in Ray Brook. Contact him at bro okside18@adelphia.net

Department of Environmental Conservation issues season reports By Chris Morris

denpubs@denpubs.com ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the deer take was up slightly in 2010 and the bear harvest was “strong.” The numbers for last year were released Monday by DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. In 2010, hunters harvested just over 230,000 deer in New York, up about 3 percent from 2009. Additionally, some 16,000 junior hunters took advantage of big game

hunting opportunities, taking in approximately 4,900 deer. Meanwhile, bear harvest numbers were “strong” in 2010, with hunters statewide taking more than 1,060 bears. Commissioner Martens says deer and bear hunters play a “crucial role” which benefits all New Yorkers. According to Martens, hunters help maintain deer numbers at levels that are “ecologically and socially appropriate.” “We appreciate their participation,” he said. When it comes to bears, Martens says

New York sports an excellent habitat and offers vast and accessible public lands that provide "exciting opportunities" for bear hunting. The deer take last year included about 123,100 antlerless deer and just under 107,000 adult bucks. Numbers here, in the state’s Northern Zone, were similar to those compiled in 2009. Over the years, DEC has developed a deer management plan based on information provided by hunters and public comment. In the Adirondacks, only 521 bears were

hunted and killed last year, down about 35 percent from 2009. Other areas of the state saw the bear take increase. Martens notes that bear numbers in the Adirondack Park depend heavily on key food sources. For example, during years in which foods like apples, cherries, and raspberries are abundant, the bear harvest tends to decrease — that was the case last year. When foods like beech nuts are more abundant, bear numbers increase. The full report is available at DEC’s website, www.dec.ny.gov.


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News of the Week Driver safety prompts removal of lights PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Zoning Board discussed the implications of electronic signs, which are potential distracting to motorists, and a traffic hazard. A six-month moratorium on LED signs has been petitioned of the Common Council, while the logistics of the sign ordinance are finalized. A moratorium resolution vote will face the council in upcoming weeks.

Barie in recovery PLATTSBURGH — Upstate New York Tea Party leader Mark L. Barie is on the mend from from an aneurysm and three consequent strokes this March 28. Barie, 56, is expected to remain in the Intensive Care Unit at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, for another week or two, followed by rehabilitation at the nearby Fanny Allen Campus .

Accident injures Champlain woman PLATTSBURGH — A two-car accident injured a Champlain woman at the intersection of Route 3 and Smithfield Boulevard, on Friday. According to Plattsburgh-based State Police at 7:05 p.m, Jami J. Poissant, initiated a left turn onto Route 3 from Smithfield Boulevard. When Poissant, 31 collided with 62-year-old Sharron L. Hewston of AuSable Forks, who was also traveling through the intersection on Route 3. Poissant was rushed to CVPH Medical Center with head pain, and was later released.

Maple producers get help from Schumer PLATTSBURGH — The Maple Tap Act, a program designed to facilitate New York State's maple-syrup industry was introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer. The act would glean $20 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, enabling maple producers to tap more trees, as well as support research, education and marketing of maple-syrup. Schumer's plan involves encouraging private land owners to let their trees be tapped, as well as including the Maple Tap Act in the Farm Bill, which will be considered next year.

Accident claims life of Franklin man SARANAC — Byron E. Patnode, 64, Franklin, died in a one-car accident April 3 on Route 3. Patnode was pronounced dead following once-car rollover with entrapment by Clinton County Coroner David Donah. According to State Police, the accident occurred west of the hamlet of Moffitsville in the Town of Saranac, at 2:19 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, and the accident remains under investigation.

Ray Brook lockdown over RAY BROOK — Ray Brook, a medium- security, Federal Correctional Institution discontinued its lockdown April 1. The lockdown was initiated following significantly large inmate groupings in the recreation yard. For the 1,174 inmates, the lockdown included cell confinement, and privilege revocation.

April 9, 2011

In the schools

Keeseville principal at the head of the class KEESEVILLE — A local elementary moting college awareness throughout school principal has been recognized by the school. KES was the only elementary his perrs as the best in the state. school in New York and one of only two Kevin F. Hulbert, principal of the Keeelementary schools in the nation to reseville Elementary School in the AuSceive this recognition. able Valley Central School District, has Hulbert cites the development of Keebeen selected as the 2011 New York State seville's character education program Elementary School Principal of the Year among the accomplishments for which by the School Administrators Associahe is most proud. tion of New York State (SAANYS). “The use of the Response to IntervenThe award is given annually to a tion model in a behavioral/emotional member of SAANYS who has set the sense as well as in an academic sense has pace, character, and quality of education been a huge accomplishment and has refor the children in his or her school. sulted in improved student behavior Nominees are administrators who are and academic achievement,” Hulbert committed to students, parents, and the said, adding he is proud of Keeseville's community and have shown exceptionservice projects and the level of particial contributions to the educational pation that program has garnered. process. Hulbert is an active member of “Thinking about Kevin's leadership SAANYS and the National Association style and what sets him apart from othof Elementary School Principals, is coers in the field, the first words that come chair of the North Country Task Force to mind are dynamic and visionary Against Bullying, a member of the leader, strong and innovative leaderNorth Country Coalition for Safe ship style and presence, loyalty and The use of the Response to Schools, is a leadership team member dedication, and an unwavering and unwith the Communities of One “Leading Intervention model... has rematched passion for making things betFor Change,” and several other profester for all students in the district,” AVCS sulted in improved student besional and community organizations. superintendent Paul Savage said. Hulbert will be honored for his achavior and achievement. Hulbert has served as an educator for complishments at an awards ceremony 21 years and has been the principal at — Kevin Hulbert on May 6, at the Century House in LathKeeseville Elementary for the past sevam. As New York's Elementary School en years. He previously served as an elPrincipal of the Year, Hulbert will be celementary teacher, a social studies teacher, an education specialebrated as a National Distinguished Principal by the National ist in a regional school support center, dean of students, and athAssociation of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) at a recogletic director. nition program sponsored by NAESP and Valic this fall in WashKeeseville Elementary was also recognized in 2010 with the ington, DC. College for Every Student "School of Distinction" Award for pro-

In Essex County

Ti woman takes Literacy Volunteers helm By Fred Herbst

fred@denpubs.com PORT HENRY — More than 10 percent of North Country residents can’t read well enough to complete daily tasks. “It’s a much bigger problem than most people realize,” said Maria Burke, new director of the Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties. “A lot of people can’t support their families, help their children with homework or have other struggles because they don’t have the necessary literacy skills.” A report by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education showed 12 percent of Essex County residents and 15 percent of Franklin County residents lack basic reading skills, Burke said. Burke, a Crown Point native now living in Ticonderoga, has replaced Chuck Gibson as head of the Port Henry-based literacy group. Gibson held the post a decade, but left in March to move closer to family in Oregon. Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties currently has about 100 students, Burke said. It offers free, confidential tutoring on a one-to-one basis and in small groups to anyone older than age 16. Most of its students are people working toward high school graduate equivalency degrees (GED) or foreign workers who lack English skills, Burke said.

It also provides educational services to inmates at Moriah Shock in Mineville, Adironack Correctional Facility in Ray Brook and Bere Hill Correctional Facility in Malone. “We’re available to anybody who needs help,” she said. Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties has offices in Port Henry, Saranac Lake and Malone with a satellite site in Lake Placid. Although Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties only works with adults, it promotes reading at young ages through its Roo the Reader program. The program mascot, Roo the Reader, recently distributed free books during Moriah Madness at Moriah Central School. “The idea is to encourage reading at all levels and to raise awareness of our program,” Burke said. “Hopefully children take the books home. Maybe their mom, dad, grandma pick it up and get information about Literacy Volunteers.” Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties also sponsors special events to promote reading and its programs. In March it held a Scrabble tournament in Saranac Lake. May 7 it will hold its ninth annual spelling bee in Saranac Lake. Individuals or businesses that would like to sponsor a team can contact Burke at 546-3008. While the Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties program is successful, Burke hopes it grows. “I want to expand the program as much as possible,” she said.


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In the region

Lake George Road race to attract runners Lake George Half Marathon April 23

By Fred Herbst

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LAKE GEORGE — The inaugural Lake George Half Marathon is expected to be an athletic and economic success. Organizers hope to attract 500 runners and thousands of dollars to the community during the event Saturday, April 23. “Our goal is to put on a great race while showcasing the community,” explained Dean Reinke, president of the Florida-based Reinke Sports Group. “Lake George fits into out program nicely.” The Lake George Half Marathon is one of about 40 races in the United States Running Association half marathon series. The races are conducted by Reinke Sports Group, a forprofit group that promotes races nationwide. Reinke Sports Group decided to hold a race in Lake George after its president met Tanya Brand of the Warren County Tourism Department at a convention. Brand said Warren County is becoming increasingly popular with sporting event promoters, citing the Quebec Velo bike tour last summer, the Warrior Run at West Mountain this year and others. “We’ve found many sports-oriented travelers love our area,” Brand said. “We’re a great destination for outdoor recreation.” A race with 500 runners will have a significant impact on the local economy, Brand said. She noted a motorcoach tour of about 50 people brings $10,000 a day to a community. “Our goal is to promote our area as a destination to travelers,” Brand said. “The larger the group the more money they bring to the community. We hope many of the runners will spend the weekend in the area, enjoy themselves and

come back again.” The Lake George Half marathon is actually three races. There will be a half marathon run of 13.1 miles beginning at 8 a.m., a 3.1-mile run/walk at 8:15 a.m. and a fun run at 9:45 a.m. All events begin and end at the Fort William Henry Hotel on Canada Street. The half marathon course will be out-and-back north on Route 9N. “It’s a dynamite course,” Reinke said. “It’s right along the lake; it’s beautiful. I’ve been assured its going to be a beautiful day.” Registration is available online at www.usrahm.com/Events/Lake_George_Half_Marathon. Entry fees are $60 for the half marathon, $25 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run. There will be no race day registration. Half marathoners will receive a tech shirt and 5K runners a T-shirt. Runners will also receive goodie bags. Following the races there will be a post-race party and awards ceremonies. “We want this to be a fun, positive experience for everyone,” Reinke said. “We’ll have a post-race party with a live band and food.” There were 260 runners from 18 states registered April 4. Reinke expects the race to have a field of about 500 when the gun is fired April 23. “I think 500 runners would be a very good first year,” he said. “We have the intention to make this an annual event. We feel it’s a race we can keep growing. I can see the race having 700-800 runners next year. We could reach as many as 2,000 in the future.” Reinke said bringing an event to Lake George has personal significance. Reinke, himself a national-class runner, was friends with the late Barry Brown of Bolton, a world class runner in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. He died in 1992. “Barry was always asking me to come to the area to run with him,” Reinke said. “Sadly, I never did. I can see why he loved it there so much.” Denton Publication is official media sponsor of the Lake George Half Marathon.

In Essex County

County weighs keeping, adding to sales tax By Keith Lobdell

keith@denpubs.com ELIZABETHTOWN — A combination of two resolutions could lead to a 4 percent sales tax in Essex County. The county Board of Supervisors adopted a pair of resolutions at its April 4 meeting, one to keep the 3/4 percent addition to the state-capped 3 percent sales tax for counties. The second adds another 1/4 percent to that, which, if approved by the state, would give Essex County a 4 percent sales tax. Board Chairman Randy Douglas of Jay said that even though there is talk in Albany that would make the resolutions not needed, they still needed to be done. “The state is talking about letting counties go as high as a 5 percent sales tax without any legislation on their part,” Douglas said. “But right now, we still need to renew the current 3/4 percent increase and the new 1/4 percent through the legislature.”

Moriah supervisor Tom Scozzafava said that the additional 1/4 percent would represent a $1.5 million profit for the county. “We have been using the sales tax to keep the property tax rates stable,” he said. “I personally believe that sales tax is a much more fair form of taxation. I know that the county has been using this money to keep tax levies down and I am certain the towns are using the quarter that they get back to do the same thing.” The resolution to continue the 3/4 percent increase to the Essex County sales tax passed with only Willsboro supervisor Ed Hatch dissenting. He was joined by Westport supervisor Dan Connell in voting against the additional 1/4 percent increase. “Before we add any tax we should take a hard look at where the money will best be spent,” Hatch said. “I think that we should have to hold the line both in spending and taxing. In our towns, we have to go back and work our butts off to hold the line.”

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News of the Week Guilty verdict satisfies family PLATTSBURGH — A jury conviction of Kathryn Shoemaker has brought comfort to the deceased's family. After 8 hours of deliberation, Shoemaker was found guilty of Ravin Miller's first-degree murder, as well as six counts of grand larceny. Following the introduction of 40 witnesses, prosecution was satisfied to glean the verdict which confirmed that Shoemaker killer 51-year old Miller in order to cover up her theft of $35,000. The defense, which argued Miller's death as a suicide, noted plans to appeal the jury's decision, on the basis of an evidence-suppression error, prejudicial evidence and jury issues. Shoemaker, now residing at Clinton County Jail, is scheduled for sentencing June 29, at 10:30 a.m.

Woman arrested for DWI BEEKMANTOWN — Tina L. Bouyea, 41, West Chazy, was jailed April 2 for drunk driving with a revoked license. Boyea was charged with the misdemeanors of DWI, reckless driving, and resisting arrest, as well as a felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Bouyea also received tickets for unsafe lane maneuvering, driving on the shoulder of the road and drinking alcohol while operating a motor vehicle on the highway. Justice Kevin Patnode arraigned Boyea in the Town of Plattsburgh, where she was subsequently sent to Clinton County Jail on $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond. Boyea is assigned a 6 p.m appearance in Beekmantown court Wednesday.

Fires reported in Peru PERU — Multiple shed and camper fires occurred April 3 at 302 Sullivan Road and an adjacent property. According to Peru Fire Chief Brian Westover the fire initiated in a sheds and then spread to the three other structures. The 3:33 p.m report indicated that two tow-behind campers and two sheds retained fire damage. Responding Fire Departments included: the Peru Fire Department as well as Keeseville, South Plattsburgh and Morrisonville. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Tax exemption law OK'd for firefighters BEEKMANTOWN — Starting January 2012, a new local law will grant a 10-percent tax exemption to qualified firefighters and emergency-services technicians. The law, which has been under deliberation is designed to attract new volunteers. Qualifying Firefighters and emergency-service technicians will receive the 10-percent exemption on their primary residence, its one prime acre and the value of the improvements on the land. Tax losses at most will amount to $550 to $700, and the 10 percent will be taken off prior to any other exemptions. Eligible individuals must own and live on the property, and only one person can be claimed per household, one property per person.


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NASCAR legend Robinson, Hogan lead grappling All Stars to start ride in Section VII champion Peru earns 11 selections to the Lake Placid first, second teams LAKE PLACID — The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America announced the route today for its 17th anniversary motorcycle event, which takes place May 7-14. The opening day of the event will take place in Lake Placid, as Petty, former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and Charity Ride founder, will lead a field of more than 175 riders from Lake Placid to Amelia Island, Fla., as they raise awareness and funds for several causes, including Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son Adam. What started more than a decade ago as four friends wanting to travel from one race track to another has grown into a highly organized motorcycle ride that raises funds for Victory Junction and other children's charities. “The idea for the Charity Ride started back in 1993 with Robin Pemberton (Vice President of Competition, NASCAR), Eddie Gossage (President and General Manager, Texas Motor Speedway) and Michael Dranes (FOX network cameraman) and me just kind of riding from track to track,” said Petty, who is the son of racing legend Richard Petty. “We called it the ‘Hey Buddy Tour.’” Petty said that the ride among friends continued to grow. “What began as a few friends having a good time riding has turned into what we have today,” he said. “Once we got started, we decided we needed to give back to the towns we rode through, so we started donating to children's hospitals along the way. The past few years though, it's really enabled us to make a difference at Victory Junction. We've built a water park and sent hundreds of kids to camp all because a bunch of people like to ride. It's pretty amazing to me.” Fans and spectators along the Charity Ride route may contribute through the Charity Ride's “Small Change/Big Impact,” program, which accepts donations at pit stop locations. Fans may also follow Petty and the riders on several social media pages, including facebook.com/kpcharityride,twitter.com/kpcharityride, and twitter.com/kylepetty. Since the Charity Ride's inception in 1995, 6,850 participants have logged more than 9.8 million cumulative motorcycle miles and donated more than $14 million to Victory Junction and other charities that support chronically ill children. Victory Junction, which operates solely on donations, is a year-round camp serving children, ages 6 to 16, whose health issues would typically prevent them from attending camp. The Pettys founded the camp in 2004 and fundraising for a second Victory Junction in Kansas City, Kan., is currently underway.

By Keith Lobdell

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PERU — The two Section VII wrestlers who ended their seasons in the final match in Albany headlined the Section VII wrestling All Star team, announced recently. Four-time state champion Arik Robinson, who finished his wrestling career for the Peru Indians with a record of 180 wins against only 10 losses, was named a first team All Star at 112 lbs. Robinson went 8-0 in Section VII matches and 38-2 for the 2010-11 season, ro l l i n g t h ro u g h t h e N Y S P H S A A S t a t e Championships in February to earn his fourth title in Division II. Overall, Robinson won twice at 112, once at 103 and once at 96. He was also a five-time Section VII champion (96-96-103-112-112). Robinson finished in fourth place at states the year p r i o r t o s t a r t i n g h i s s e l d o m - s e e n f o u rpeat. Joining Robinson was teammate, classmate and three-time state place finisher Patrick “Pappy” Hogan. H o g a n , w h o w re s t l e d a t 1 3 0 l b s . t h i s season, finished with a record of 8-0 in Section VII, 39-5 on the season and 168-40 f o r h i s c a re e r. H o g a n l o s t i n t h e s t a t e championship finals by the slightest of margins, but was a team leader for the Indians and the Section VII state contingent. H o g a n w a s a f o u r- t i m e S e c t i o n V I I champion (119-119-125-130) and finished sixth in the 2009 state tournament (119) and fourth in the 2010 tournament (125). Hogan is set to attend Harvard in the fall. N o r t h e r n A d i ro n d a c k e i g h t h - g r a d e r and current Section VII champion Scott Kellet (7-1 in Section VII, 33-4 this season, 62-26 overall) was named a first-team All Star at 96 lbs., along with Peru two-time s e c t i o n a l c h a m p i o n s o p h o m o re K y l e r A g o n e y ( 8 - 0 , 3 2 - 6 , 6 3 - 1 9 ) a t 1 0 3 , P e ru two-time sectional champion senior Alex Pugh (6-1, 26-5, 63-30) at 119, Beekmantown two-time sectional champion senior Jesse Daniels (8-0, 42-1, 168-18) at 125, Peru sophomore Noah Phillips (8-0, 2511 , 4 7 - 2 2 ) a t 1 3 5 , P e ru f re s h m a n J o s h Wright (5-1, 21-10, 25-15) at 140, Saranac three-time sectional champion and fifthp l a c e f i n i s h e r a t s t a t e s s e n i o r Ry a n Guynup (7-0, 31-5, 116-33) at 145, Peru two-time sectional champion senior Adam Stickle (8-0, 28-12, 82-55) at 152, Peru senior Brandon Moore (8-0, 26-11, 61-61) at 160, Beekmantown two-time sectional champion senior Ethan Kerr (8-0, 39-9, 130-43) at 171, Beekmantown threetime sectional champion senior Nick Bushey (7-1, 35-7, 113-35) at 189, North-

Members of the Section VII first team All Star wrestling squad. Photo by Gary Edwards

Members of the Section VII second team All Star wrestling squad. Photo by Gary Edwards

ern Adirondack two-time sectional champion senior Mike Riley (8-0, 41-3, 118-31) at 215, and Beekmantown two-time sectional champion junior Hayden Head (80, 38-3, 91-40) at 285. S e c o n d t e a m A l l S t a r s i n c l u d e P e ru freshman Tanner Phillips (7-1, 20-14, 2418) at 96, Northern Adirondack freshman Brandon Edwards (7-1, 13-9, 13-9) at 103, Saranac freshman Codie Gillette (5-3, 2412, 47-23) at 112, Beekmantown seventh grader Tyler Myers (3-5, 15-26, 15-26) at 119, Peru three-time sectional champion and state champion in 2009 and place finisher in 2010 junior Jacob Goddeau (6-1, 32-9, 116-17) at 125, Saranac junior trevor Goddeau (4-4, 20-12, 76-58) at 130, North-

ern Adirondack section champion sophomore Justin Kellett (5-1, 33-5, 124-29) at 135, Beekmantown sophomore Zack Myers (6-2, 28-16, 58-34) at 140, Peru twotime sectional champion sophomore Troy Seymour (7-1, 37-7, 124-30) at 145, Saranac junior Joe Perry (5-2, 12-16, 213 1 ) a t 1 5 2 , N o r t h e r n A d i ro n d a c k f re s h man Matt Lashway (5-2, 25-13, 55-24) at 160, Peru senior Brandon Allen (6-2, 1919, 43-75) at 171, Saranac sectional champion junior Ben Perry (7-1, 35-4, 73-35) at 189, Beekmantown senior Brandon Jabault (5-2, 35-7, 88-22) at 215 and AuSa b l e Va l l e y s e n i o r D a v e “ B i g S h o w ” Thompson (5-3, 24-8, 64-19) at 285.


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One more hoop: MVAC seniors show off their talents for final time

MVAC boys Senior Game All Stars Zach Dent on (ELCS), Alex Hamel ( Willsboro), Ben R ichards (Johnsburg, Liam Davis (Westport), Anthony Vanderwalker (Schroon Lake) and Matt Rusch (Indian Lake/Long Lake.

ELCS’s Ashli Canabush defends Schroon Lake’s Becca Armstrong.

ELCS teammates Zach Denton and Troy Light.

Willsboro’s Alex Hamel dunks.

Willsboro’s John Pollock and Westport’s David Quaglietta.

Westport’s Molly Rascoe plays in the Senior Game.

Photos by Jim Carroll/ OvertimePhotography.com

MVAC girls Senior Game All Stars Christina Sherman (Westport), Ashley Subra (Schroon Lake), Jessica Caner (Keene), Jocelyn Bowen (Schroon Lake), Allison Pine (Indian Lake/Long Lake) and Murphy Farrell (Indian Lake/Long Lake).


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8th - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s 714 home run record. (1974) 10th - The “unsinkable” RMS Titanic departs on it’s maiden voyage from Southampton, England. (1912) 10th - The first professional golf tournament was held. (1916) 14th - President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day. (1865)

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ADIRONDACK CRYPTOQUOTES are sentences quoted from past and present writings about the Adirondacks. Different letters are substituted for the correct ones, and the same code is used throughout. Short words are clues for cracking the puzzle, and these letters are the most frequently used: E, T, A, O, N, S, and I. Practice will help you become more proficient. When you finish solving the Cryptoquote, congratulate yourself and enjoy this small portion of Adirondack history. Good luck and enjoy! © 1998 Nancy A. Douglas


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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:

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DONATE YOUR CAR, Boat or Real Estate. Fully Tax Deductible. IRS-Recognized Charity. Free Pick-Up & Tow. Any Model or Condition. Help Needy Children. www .outreachcenter.com 1-800-930-4543 DONATE YOUR CARÉTo the Cancer Fund of America. Help Those Suf fering With Cancer Today. Free Towing and Tax Deductible. 1-800-835-9372 www.cfoa.org DONATE YOUR VEHICLE UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDA TION. Free Mammogram www.ubcf.info RECEIVE $1000 GROCER Y COUPON 1-888-4685964

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2005 LAREADO 5th wheel camper . Model #28RL. Like new condition. $21,000. 518293-7044.

MOTORCYCLE/ ATV WANTED JAP ANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH P AID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.

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2004 Chevrolet Impala - 4DS , Maroon w/ 86,000 well mainta ined miles. K BB lists for $7,200. Selling for considerably less. Call 315-778-3715 or 891-6840.

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USED TRUCKS 2008 Chevy 1500 Ext. 4x4 LT - CQ138A, Fully Loaded, Remote Vehicle Starter, Trailer Package, Plum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,380 . . . . . . . .or $420*/mo. 2008 Chevy 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 LT - CQ117A, Fully Loaded, White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,980 . . . . . . . . or . . .$463*/mo. ............ 2008 Chevy 1500 Regular Cab 4x4 LT - CQ92A, Fully Loaded, V8, Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,480 . . . . . . . .or. . $355*/mo. ......... 2007 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT - CQ153A, Loaded, Silver .................................................... . .... . . . . .............. . . . . . . . ...... ...$22,880 . .. . or $379*/mo. 2007 Chevy 2500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT - CQ127A, Loaded, “Classic” Green . . . . . . . . ............... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,980 . . . . . . . . .or. . $380*/mo. ........... 2007 Chevy Avalanche LT - CQ31A, Loaded, Red ........... ......................... ................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,880 . . . . . . . . or . . .$415*/mo. ................ 2005 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT - CQ174A, Loaded, Fiberglass Cap, Gray .. . . . . . . . . ........ . . . . . . . . .............. . . . . . . . . . . . $13,980 . . . . . . . . .or. . $270*/mo. ........ 2004 Chevy 1500 Reg. Cab Short Box 4x4 - CQ176A, Loaded, 5.3L V8, Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,980 . . . . . . . . or . . .$249*/mo. .... 2005 Chevy 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4 LT - CQ142B, Z71, Tonneau Cover, Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,980 . . . . . . . . or . . .$322*/mo. ......... USED SUVS 2008 Mercury Mariner 4x4 - CQ38A, V6, Loaded, Blue ............................................. ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..$18,980 . . . . . . . . or . . .$315*/mo. ................... 2008 Jeep Commander Limited - Fully Loaded, 4.7L V8 . .... . . . . . . ........ . . ........................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .....$21,880 ... or $359*/mo. 2007 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Touring - Leather, Fully Loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................................................... .$17,980 . . . . . . . . or . . .$298*/mo. ................ 2006 Chevy Equinox LT AWD - CQ133A, Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................................................... . . . . . . . . .$13,980 . . . . . . . .or. . $238*/mo. ............... 2006 Chevy Trailblazer LT - CP204, Loaded, XM Radio, OnStar, 6 Disc CD Changer, Moonroof, Black. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...............$17,980 .............. or $298*/mo. USED CARS 2010 Chevy Malibu LT - CP215, Fully Loaded, Gold .......................... ....................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .........$17,280 .......... . . . or . . .$287*/mo. ................ 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT - Leather, Auto, Moon Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................... . . . . . . . .$8,800 . . . . . . . or . . .$215*/mo. ................... 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LT - CQ33A, Loaded, Low Miles, White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,980 . . . . . . . .or. . $214*/mo. ............ 2003 Chevy Impala LS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................................$6,980 ...............or ....$145*/mo. ............. 2003 Ford Taurus SES - CP217A, Fully Loaded, Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................... . . . . . . ...........$5,480 .......... . .or. .$134*/mo. .................

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