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By Jon Alexander ALBANY — The region’s largest environmental organization, the Nature Conservancy, is now under the microscope of state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Following a New York Post article this week detailing that the state overpaid for forest preserve lands primarily in the Adirondacks, Cuomo has opened a formal investi- Adorned with headlines accusing gation into how the Na- the state of an unsavory deal, the ture Conservancy values New York Post detailed the Nature its massive holdings and Conservancy selling Adirondack who the $3.5 billion green land to the state — at taxpayer exgroup influences in Al- pense — at a 57 percent profit during tough economic times. bany. Office of the Attorney Yes, that’s Fred Monroe of General officials said Chestertown prominently picWednesday that Gov. tured — as Adirondack Park Local David Paterson requested Government Review Board Chairthe inquiry after the New man, he brought the issue to the York Post reported the attention of Post Editor Frederic Conservancy recently Dicker. reaped a 57 percent profit on land sold to the state that it had only owned for three years. And, that sale came during a time land values fell considerably.

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Kathleen Thomas brings her one-woman performance piece "A Trojan Woman" to the auditorium at Keene Central School April 24, 7 p.m. for an evening of Greek desserts and Greek drama. Thomas’s work is a retelling of the legendary Trojan War in the voice of Paris’s first love, Oenone. The KCS Parent Teacher Committee is sponsoring this event along with the KCS students who will be participating in the multi-age trip to Greece and Italy in 2011. Donations for the trip will be accepted. Photo submitted

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Essex County gets new public defenders By Lindsay Yandon

Brandon Boutelle is sworn-in by Essex County Clerk Joe Provoncha while Evelyn Hatch holds the Bible. Boutelle was appointed chief public defender for Essex County following the death of Livingston Hatch.

ELIZABETHTOWN — In early January, Lake Placid resident Brandon Boutelle was appointed to chief public defender for Essex County after the sudden death of longtime public defender Livingston “Livy” Hatch of Willsboro. Boutelle accepted a salary of $92,000 and a two-year term in the seat. His appointment received final approval from the Board of Supervisors in February. He has ben serving under Hatch as deputy public defender since January of 2005. Boutelle had only positive things to say about the work of his well-respected predecessor and said he appreciated the opportunity to work with someone with over 40 years of law experience.



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ELIZABETHTOWN — If you thought the state’s budget outlook was bad, a glance at Essex County’s upcoming 2011 budget process is sure to garner a cringe as a 30 percent tax hike could be looming. County officials stressed this week that everything that can potentially be cut is on the table, including employee pay freezes, a sales tax hike and privatizing the county-owned Horace Nye Nursing Home. According to Essex County Manager Dan Palmer, the county is likely to fall $7 million short in 2011. In recent years, supervisors have dipped into the county’s fund balance to make up the difference and buy down the tax levy. But that fund is now depleted. Palmer says using any more than $3 million from the county’s reserves could threaten its credit rating. “We had hoped the sales tax figures would have come in better than they did in 2009,” Palmer said. Although only in the second year of a four-year deal with the Civil Service Employees Union, a contractual clause that requires the reopening of negotiations if and when national health care is passed will bring the parties to the table on April 19. “We need a pay freeze, across the board,” Palmer said. Stripping Essex County’s 400 employees of their already guaranteed four percent increase would save $1.3 million. County officials are predicting health insurance costs alone will skyrocket 20 to 25 percent. Supervisors are also considering a one-quarter percent increase in sales tax, which could

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WESTPORT — The Westport Central School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 22, 8 p.m. in the superintendent’s office for the purpose of voting on the CVES administrative budget and CVES board member election. All board of education meetings are open to the public.

ELIZABETHTOWN — April is National Financial Literacy Month, and in honor of this, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union is participating in National Credit Union Youth Savings Week. April 19-24, TFCU will offer youth members (under age 18) the opportunity to enter in a drawing for $50 Savings Bonds or a $100 cash prize. Also, there will be a coloring contest for TFCU members up to age 12. TFCU will be handing out financial literacy materials in its lobbies and will have links to a new Financial Soccer game and many more activities for kids, teens and parents on its website,

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The third annual Breath for Nate Walk will be held April 24, beginning 1 p.m. in front of Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. $20 registration includes a Breathe for Nate t-shirt and barbecue dinner to follow at the Cobble Hill Inn.

PORT HENRY — Saturday, May 1, Mountain Lake Services will be offering training on Infant, Child, Adult CPR and First Aid. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Helen F. McDonald Center, 10 St. Patrick’s Place, Port Henry. There will be a $25 registration fee. Please call 546-7151 ext. 45 to register or to receive additional information.

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Film Society showing documentary ESSEX — Saturday, April 24th, the Champlain Valley Film Society presents "The Cove," winner of an Academy Award for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. This docuthriller is about a team of expert divers and eco-activists who risk their lives to save the dolphins in a secret cove in Japan. This movie is rated PG-13. Tickets are $5 for adults and those under 18 are $2. The movie starts at 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall at NYS Route 22 and Walker Road.

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KEENE VALLEY — The Master Gardener volunteers of Essex County invite all to attend their 2010 Master Gardener Spring Garden Day, “Getting more from your Garden!” Saturday, May 1, at the Keene Central School, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a keynote speaker and nine different workshops to choose from to help you get more from your garden this year. This year ’s keynote speaker is Drew Monthie, an ecological consultant with nearly 40 years of gardening experience. Workshop size is limited so please register early. A registration fee of $45 includes the keynote address, workshops, buffet lunch and printed informational materials. Registration must be received by April 23. For more infomation or to register, contact Emily Selleck at CCE Essex County by calling 962-4810 ext. 408, or send an e-mail to


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Essex County IDA to launch new “Buy Local” campaign CROWN POINT — The Essex County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has developed a program to assist local businesses who have endured a loss of revenue as a result of the unexpected closing of the Lake Champlain Bridge in Crown Point, New York on October 16, 2009. The program evolved from meetings held in late 2009 with businesses in the Towns of Moriah, Crown Point and Ticonderoga coordinated by the Essex County IDA in conjunction with Empire State Development. “We gathered information and input from the local business owners’ perspectives at these meetings to determine how best to address this unanticipated loss of commerce in those communities,” said Carol Calabrese, Co-Executive Director of the Essex County IDA. “We used this information to submit a marketing proposal to Empire State Development, and were successful in receiving an award of $50,000 to develop and implement a marketing campaign to attract consumers and ease economic strain in the communities that were most severely affected by the bridge closure.” The new program promotes local businesses to local residents of both New York and Vermont with the theme: “Lets bridge together and buy local. Visit Together, we can keep our communities thriving.” “The “Buy Local” program allows residents to pitch in and directly help their neighborhood businesses by encouraging them with creative incentives to shop and dine at local establishments,” said Empire State Development Chairman and CEO designate Dennis M. Mullen. “The Towns of Moriah, Crown

Point and Ticonderoga depend heavily upon the success of these small businesses, which are still facing tremendous challenges as a result of the unanticipated loss of customers due to the Champlain Bridge closure. I’m pleased that Empire State Development and the Essex County IDA have partnered together to offer the community an opportunity to become a part of the solution as we work towards sustainable economic recovery in the region.” The campaign begins this week, and includes a 4-color promotional brochure promoting the “Buy Local” program, which will be available at participating businesses, local Chambers of Commerce, at information centers along the I87 corridor and at the ferry landing in Crown Point. In addition to the brochure, local newspaper, radio, and billboard advertisements will drive consumers to the website where they can download and print coupons that are redeemable at participating local merchants. “The online coupons represent value-added opportunities for consumers, such as a percentage off retail prices or buy one, get one free promotions,” said Calabrese. “The online mechanism allows merchants to add their own coupons to promote their products.” Along with the brochure, printed $1 OFF coupons will be distributed at the Crown Point ferry landing along with the “Buy Local” brochures. The $1 OFF coupons allow consumers $1 off any purchase of $5 or more at participating businesses in Crown Point, Moriah and Ticonderoga. The participating businesses will then be reimbursed one dollar for each of the $1 OFF any

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pring has brought us the time of year again when homeless cats in our area seem to multiply. Many people inadvertantly encourage the growth of these feral cat colonies by feeding them. Before they know it, there are two to three times more than they started with. It is easy to see how quickly the numbers can multiply! In fact, the number of feral cats in the United States is estimated to be in the tens of millions. The ASPCA endorses trapping(gently), neutering, and returning these wild felines to their environment. So how do I capture a wild creature that won't even allow me to get close to it? First, you need to acquire a humane trap. Hav-a-Hart is a source to purchase a trap, or you can contact the NCSPCA to borrow one. Trap only in a dry, temperate area. Do not feed the cats for at least 8 hours before trapping - they must be hungry to enter the trap. Inform any neighbors prior to setting up the trap - they may want to keep their own kitties indoors for the duration. Tuna and canned cat food work well in traps. Place the food inside the release bar at the back of the trap so the cat is sure to step on the trigger plate when eating. Place a sheet or towel over the trap so the cat feels secure to reduce anxiety. Transport the trapped cat to your veterinarian for spaying and neutering immediately upon capture. Ask that the cat be ear-tipped – have the tip of one ear snipped during sur-

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y dog Ginny and I made our weekly trip into the hamlet to snoop around and seek out tidbits for this column. We stopped at the old store and spoke to owner John Doyle, who was busy painting the doorway. He said he’s got to have the renovations finished by May 1, when a business selling gifts and antiques will be moving in. We next stopped at the town bulletin board by the post office and found several out of date postings, which I removed. There was also an unclaimed census form, an advertisement for a handyman from Plattsburgh and even a menu from a restaurant in Keeseville. It seems the bulletin board should address local, temporary items or events and not act as a permanent place to advertise. Thus, I removed the handyman and menu and did a bit of rearranging to make the bulletin board less chaotic. By the way, the town road crew did a very nice job cleaning the winter grunge from the streets of the hamlet. I’ve been listening to a CD of bird songs

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Obesity: a weighty issue T

he incidence of school age obesity is increasing. Obesity in adulthood is at unprecedented levels. In Essex County, a variety of agencies and people are looking at the issue of obesity and Essex County Public Health Educator, Jessica Darney Buehler is one of those people. “Diets are restrictive and short lived; not terribly effective for most people,” said Buehler. “A paradigm shift to a lifestyle where achieving a healthy weight is a side effect of living healthfully is an approach with which most people find long lasting success. Joyful pleasures such as playing with your children, enjoying personal recreation or just walking may become exhausting with extra weight. Getting your body to do what you want it to do by fueling it with healthful foods and keeping active will result in a healthy weight.” While many adult Americans are overweight, the concerns for obese children are even greater. If they are overweight their entire lives, the health implications are very strong and very negative. According to Buehler, there are powerful environmental influences that favor gaining weight. “Our health decisions are influenced by our policies and environments,” she said. “Those influences include the communities in which we live, the child care facilities and schools in which our children learn, the places in which we

work, residential facilities that some of us call home and media and marketing to which we are all subject.” Reconstructing our environment and policies so that they support healthy living is crucial. Our changed view of smoking is a good example of By Scot Hurlburt a powerful environmental change. At one time 70% of adult Americans smoked and now only about 18% smoke. “Decreasing obesity will follow a similar track that the decline of smoking took,” Beuhler said. “We can construct a spectrum of prevention from which to address the issue from strengthening our individual knowledge, skills and decisions to collectively influencing policies and legislation.” “It won’t happen overnight, however; we must act now.” For more information about health, nutrition or obesity contact Jessica Darney Buehler at Remember, all kids count.

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What you should know about coupon overage


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reader wrote in with a question about overage. It’s an issue many Super-Couponers ask me about.

“I recently printed some coupons for $2.50 off picture hanging hooks. Then, I saw the hooks on clearance for 99 cents. I was so excited to think that I would get the item for free and possibly make money. The checker and the manager weren’t going to let me use the coupon, but decided to give me the item for free, with 99 cents of the coupon’s value. When I told them that I thought the company reimburses the amount of the coupon to them and that they should give me the difference, they said that was not true. What do you think?” Whenever the value of a coupon exceeds the cost of the item a shopper buys, interesting things start to happen! Couponers refer to the difference between the cost of the item and the value of the coupon as “overage.” When a coupon exceeds the cost of an item, many stores will scan the coupon, give you the item for free and automatically apply the coupon overage to everything else you’re purchasing. If your stores allow overage, clearly, this can be a great way to reduce your entire bill! But it’s important to remember overage is a privilege, not a right. Stores also reserve the right to adjust the value of the coupon down to match the cost of the item, which is what happened to you. You still got your item for free but the coupon didn’t “pay you” to take it home. If you find yourself in a situation where you may have a negative total at the register, you must add other items to your shopping trip to “eat up” that overage before you start to check out, or you will have issues with the register. Most cash registers will lock up if they go into negative numbers, simply because the store can’t legally issue you that overage difference in cash. If you were only buying your 99-cent item with a $2.50 coupon, the register could not proceed. The cashier would have no choice but to adjust that coupon’s value down. Now, if you were purchasing additional items in the same transaction and your store allowed overage, that extra $1.51 would be automatically applied to the cost of the other items. Again, this is a privilege, not a right. We can never demand overage, but it’s definitely a big bonus of coupon shopping. Stores allow overage because they will be reimbursed for the full value of the coupon when they go to redeem it with

a manufacturer. So while your item costs 99 cents, when the coupon goes to the clearinghouse, a machine will calculate the total redemption the store will receive. Your coupon will deliver the store $2.50 in value. It’s important to remember when stores allow customers to use overage, they’re not losing money — they’re simply passing that savings onto the shopper. They will be reBy Jill Cataldo imbursed for the full amount of the coupon. If a store chooses to adjust a coupon’s value down to the point where the item you’re purchasing is free, but the store doesn’t “pay you” the remaining value of the coupon, the store keeps that overage difference for itself instead of passing it onto you. Again, it’s important to understand they’re well within their rights to do so. Using coupons at all is a privilege. Stores do not have to accept coupons, although most do. And stores do not have to allow you to receive coupon overage, either. Of course, the stores that allow us to keep our overage are among my favorites to shop! Remember, too, we can also get coupon overage via stacking coupons. If we stack one store and one manufacturer coupon together, the value of the two coupons together may also exceed the item’s cost. I bought a deodorant recently that was on sale for $2.19. I had a $1.50 store coupon and I also had a $1 manufacturer coupon. Stacking those two together gave me $2.50 savings on the deodorant. I took the deodorant home for free. The 31 cents in overage was applied to some bananas I bought in the same trip. Next week, we’ll discuss overage in conjunction with instant-savings deals at the store. These sales can be an excellent way for the store to “pay you to shop,” too — with overage you’re guaranteed to get!

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SATURDAY April 17, 2010


Joseph E. Boone

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Dec. 17, 1960 - March 29, 2010

ELIZABETHTOWN — Joseph E. Boone, Captain (retired) New York State Police, age 82, passed away Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at his winter home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joe left high school at 17 to join the Navy because he was afraid the War would end before he could serve. He later completed high school and 2 years of college. During World War II, 1944-1946, he proudly served in the US Navy, traveling to the Pacific. He walked the Great Wall of China during his deployment. After he was discharged from the Navy, he returned to Long Island and worked as a carpenter building houses. He learned lifelong skills before joining the New York State Police. His career with law enforcement included 3 years with Nassau County Police Department. Joe started as a New York State Trooper in “B” Troop. During Joe’s 31 years of service with the New York State Police he worked at stations in Schroon Lake, Port Henry, Keeseville, and Malone. Joe served as a BCI Investigator in Malone, Sergeant/Station Commander in Westport, Zone Lieutenant in “K” Troop at Putnam Valley, Zone Lieutenant in “B” Troop at Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh, Uniform Captain in “F” Troop at Middletown, Uniform Captain in “B” Troop at Malone and Ray Brook. After more than 3 decades of serving New York State he retired in 1982. After retiring from the NYSP, he owned and operated Bouquet River Construction, building homes, additions and renovations. Joe had many years of practice on his own home and the homes of family and friends. Joe was elected as Town Justice for the Town of Lewis and he served in that capacity for many years. After serving as Town Justice he was elected Lewis Town Supervisor. During his tenure as Town Supervisor he was able to secure federal funding for many local projects, including funding for a new water system. During his service as Lewis Town Supervisor he was elected, by his peers, to be the Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors. Joe loved his family and he enjoyed his life. He spent time playing golf, skiing, snowmobiling and motorcycling. He had a private pilot’s license and loved being on Lake Champlain where he took the helm as Captain of his power boat or sailboat. Joe enjoyed time at his camp in Willsboro on Lake Champlain. He enjoyed his retirement with his wife Margaret, residing in West Palm Beach during the winters and Elizabethtown during the summers. He loved reading, politics and his friends. His quick wit and sense of humor always brought a smile to the faces of family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret, his daughter, Patti Boone, LTC (ret), U.S. Army, of Alexandria, VA, and son Dr. Joseph Boone and his wife, Sheila of Lantana, FL. Asister, Rosemary Haroff, nephew Edward Haroff and his wife Linda, of Schroon Lake, NY, his niece Betty Ann Force and her husband Bill, of Charleston, IL, his niece, Jan Bigalow, and nephew, John Rowe, of Port Henry, NYand nephew Fred Rowe of Naples, FL. The Memorial Service was held at St Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, NY on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 11 am, followed by burial at the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Elizabeth's Catholic Church or the Elizabethtown Community Hospital in his memory. W.M.Marvin's Sons funeral home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences friends may visit

WILLSBORO – John Ward Sheehan, Jr., 49, of Corlear Drive, Willsboro, died unexpectedly Monday, March 29, 2010 at his home. He was born in Plattsburgh, December 17, 1960, the son of John Ward, Sr. and Ramona (Pinchin) Sheehan. John grew up in Willsboro and attended Willsboro Central School. Following school John, with the support of his parents, expanded the family business. John W. Sheehan & Sons, Inc. has been operating under John, with his sons, Travis and Trevor, at his side. It will continue under their direction, with his daughter Trisha joining them. John was a member of the Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072 in Keeseville. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time at his hunting lodge, but his true love was being with his family. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Lorilee (Morse) Sheehan, whom he married July 9, 1982 at St. Joseph’s Church in Essex; his three children, Travis John Sheehan and his fiancé, Heather Potter, Trisha Jamé Sheehan and her companion, Matthew Lavallee, Trevor John Sheehan and his companion, Katie Baker, all of Willsboro; his mother, Ramona Sheehan of Willsboro; his sister and brother-inlaw, Colleen Sheehan and Jack Doody of Wayne, Pennsylvania; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jim and Marsha (Lobdell) Morse; sister-in-law, Kim Murphy of Keene; brother-in-law, Willy Murphy of Willsboro; two nephews, Josh and Joey Murphy; one niece, Jenny Murphy; two aunts, Ruth Baker and Martha DeSoto; and his loyal companion and sidekick, Zeus. He was predeceased by his father, John Ward Sheehan, Sr., August 24, 2001. Calling hours were held Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 1 to 5pm at


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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.




United Methodist Rt. 9N. 834-5083. Sunday, 11 a.m. Worship Service. Pastor Rev. Joyce Bruce.

ELIZABETHTOWN St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church Court Street. 873-6760. Father Peter Riani., Mass Schedule: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m., Weekdays: Consult Bulletin. Thursday 10:15 a.m. Horace Nye Home. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Website: Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) 10 Williams Street. 873-2509. Sunday, Holy Communion 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Healing Prayer Service: Every Wed. 6:30 p.m. Men’s Group: Every Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan. All are welcome. Email: Web: United Church of Christ (Congregational) Court Street. 873-6822. Rev. Frederick C. Shaw. Worship Service: Sun. 11 a.m.; Sunday School ages 4 - grade 6. Nursery service Email:


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

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Ruth L. Marx passed away in Goldsboro, N.C., April 11, 2010. She was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Essex, N.Y., the daughter of Arthur W. Lewis and Mildred Wilson Lewis. Ruth graduated from Westport High School and Champlain Valley Nursing College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She was an R.N. in the health care field for many years. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Wilson Lewis; and a son, Bernie Marx. She is survived by a son, Kenneth, and his wife, Margaret, of Goldsboro, N.C.; a daughter, Nancy Lewis of Texas; two sisters, Gretna and Melvin Longware of Elizabethtown, N.Y., and Pauline Marshall of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Bret Marx of N.C., Cale Marx of Montana, Karin and Lance Hauver of N.C., Melissa Huff of N.Y., and Richard and Cari Huff of N.C.; six greatgrandchildren; several neices and a nephew. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 959 St. Rt. 9, Mount Royal Plaza, Queensbury, N.Y., 12804 in memory of Ruth Marx. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Wadhams Riverside Cemetery.


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p.m. - St. John’s. Sunday Masses; 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception during the winter months. Email: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Clinton Street, Keeseville. 834-5432. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Rev. Blair Biddle. Keeseville United Methodist Church Front Street, Keeseville. 834-7577. Rev. Edith Poland. Sunday School 9:45 p.m.; Worship 11 a.m. 834-7577. Email: The Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene 124 Hill Street, Keeseville, NY. 834-9408. Pastor Richard Reese. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church Rte. 22 & Interstate 87, P.O. Box 506, Keeseville, NY. 834-9620. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Bible Study - Wednesday Evening 6 p.m. Website: Front Street Fellowship 1724 Front Street, Keeseville, 834-7373. Pastor Warren Biggar. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Home Prayer Groups 7 p.m. (Call for locations). Thursday: Ladies Bible Study 2:30 p.m. in Keeseville, 7 p.m. in Plattsburgh (Call for locations). Friday: Celebrate Recovery 6 p.m.; Kingdom Kids 6:30 p.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Website: Email:

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

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


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


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

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

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St. James’ Church Traditional & Angilician Worship. Father David Ousley, Rector and Rev. Patti Johnson, Decon. Services: Wed. 6 p.m. Health & Prayer Holy Eucharist. Sunday 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. United Methodist Church Main Street. 647-8147. Sunday 11 a.m. Worship Service. Email: Holy Name Catholic Church Rt. 9N, Main Street, AuSable Forks, 6478225, Administrator: Rev. Kris Lauzon, 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.

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the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, April 5, 2010 at 10am at St. Philip of Jesus Church in Willsboro with Rev. James A. Delbel, Rev. Scott R. Seymour, and Rev. Joseph W. Elliott, presiding. Burial followed in the Calvary cemetery in Willsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the John W. Sheehan, Jr. community memorial. Checks may be made to the John W. Sheehan, Jr. Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to PO Box 765, Willsboro, NY, 12996. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of John Sheehan please visit


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MORIAH — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur R. Pratt of Witherbee announce the engagement of their daughter, Lia Marie Pratt, to Andrew Patrick Mattison, son of Renee Hughes of Lewis, Beverly Mattison of Ticonderoga and the late Duane Mattison. The future bride graduated Moriah Central School, Port Henry, NY. She is a medical records clerk at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. The future bridegroom graduated Ticonderoga High School, Ticonderoga, NY. He works at the pulp mill at International Paper, Ticonderoga, N.Y. An October 22, 2011 wedding is planned.

PLATTSBURGH — Sarah and Matthew Bosley of Westport annouce the newest addition to their family. Isaac Matthew Bosley was born at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital April 7, 8:03 a..m., weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 19.5 inches. Isaac’s maternal grandparents are Dean and Mary Pawlicki of Isaac Doylestown, Oh., and paternal grandMatthew parents are Lawrence Bosley of Peru Bosley and Rebecca Bosley of Lewis. Isaac joins his sisters, Sophia Marie Bosley, age 3, and Phoebe Elizabeth Bosley, age 12 months, and parents at home.

On Campus Pelkey sisters earn college honors POTSDAM — Dana Pelkey, a senior at SUNY Potsdam, is the first Women and Gender Studies student to take on the new sister program for a Masters of SciDana Pelkey Erin Pelkey ence in Social Work at the University Of Louisville Kent School Of Social Work in Louisville, Kentucky. The purpose of this program with Women and Gender Studies and Social Work in combination is to provide the tools of social change for an historic problem of gender in-

SATURDAY April 17, 2010 equality and injustice. Dana will finish her Women and Gender Studies Bachelor degree (cum laude) and graduate in May 2010, then begin her Masters in Social Work in August of 2010. Dana's twin sister, Erin, also a senior at SUNY Potsdam was recently honored by being accepted into the Sigma Tau Delta-an International English Honor Society. Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 to honor excellence in English studies. Students nominated must be English majors or minors who have a grade point average 3.0 or higher and a 3.25 GPA in English. The ceremony was held on March 28 at SUNY Potsdam. Erin will be continuing her education for a Masters in Literacy after a summer trip to China. Dana and Erin are the daughters of Gregory and Bethany Pelkey of Keene Valley, and the granddaughters of Donn Garwood of Saranac Lake.

In the Military Coons graduates from Basic Training SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Megan L. Coons 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. Coons is a 2006 graduate of Ausable Valley High School and received an associate degree in 2008 from Clinton Community College. She is the daughter of Rita Tedford of Peru, N.Y., and Steven Coons of Keeseville.

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SPRING SPORTS Beavers, Eagles join forces on diamond KEENE/WESTPORT — The Mountain Valley Athletic Conference will have a new force to contend with this season as Keene Central School and Westport Central School baseball teams have merged for 2010. A dwindling number of players on both teams prompted the merger, bringing five Keene students and seven Westport students together as an experienced and formidable unit. “The team has come together very well and the camaraderie is above expectations,” said Don Markwica, who is the co-head coach for the team along with his son, Chris. “This is a great group of young men who are dedicated and committed to playing baseball and having fun while doing so.” Juniors Sam Earl and Kevin Russell, both All-Stars last year, return to headline a deep pitching rotation. James Bell, Luke Andrews and Jesse Stevens will also bring varsity experience to the mound. The batting lineup is also strong with past

Westport/Keene Baseball Schedule April 20 - Bolton (WCS) April 22 - At Schroon Lake April 24 - Indian Lake/Long Lake (WCS) April 28 - Elizabethtown (KCS) April 30 - Johnsburg (KCS) May 3 - At Crown Point May 7 - At Wells May 10 - Minerva/Newcomb (KCS) May 12 - Willsboro (WCS) All-Stars Cody Whitney and Dylan Boyle at the plate. Alan Ware, Luke Andrews, David Quaglietta, Alex Frum, and Ethan Markwica all return to bolster the lineup, and Jonathan Magoon is the lone rookie. “We are a veteran team and we will strive to be competitive in every game,” Markwica added. “We should have the ability to score some runs offensively so our season will go as far as our pitching and defense carry us.”

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able to put together a formidable defense. Senior hurler Kalika Hopkins returns to anchor the Eagles. She is accompanied by senior Bonny Kelly; juniors Alexa Melendez, Nancy Armitage, and Ashley Magoon; and sophomores Mallory Sudduth, Ellexus

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KEENE VALLEY — An experienced and talented group of sluggers could propel Keene into the hunt for a Division softball title this year. The Beavers suffer the loss of 2009 AllStars Alicia Ashe and Summer Reed, but return a solid group of seniors led by past AllStars Emma Nye and Michelle Sardella. Their classmates include Taylor McCabe, Nycole Gifford, Briana Murphy, and Louisa Sardella. Several talented sophomores also return with varsity experience: Anna Kowanko, Emma Gothner, Brittany Guerin, and Amanda Boyle. Together with newcomer Alexis Smith, they bring considerable depth to the lineup. With so many players returning, Keene is likely to improve on last year ’s 6-5 record.

Keene Softball Schedule April 20 - At Crown Point April 22 - At Elizabethtown April 24 - Minerva/Newcomb April 26 - Westport April 28 - At Chazy April 30 - Indian Lake May 3 - Bolton May 5 - At Willsboro May 7 - At Johnsburg May 10 - Wells May 12 - At Schroon Lake “Our goals are to win the MVAC Division II and earn a spot in the MVAC Championship,” said head coach Darrin Seeley.

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AU SABLE FORKS — Graduation was hard on the Patriots as they lost seven key starters, but this year ’s AuSable Valley baseball team is showing lots of promise. “We are very young, but I do think we can compete with anybody on any given day,” said head coach Randy Douglas. “Our strengths are that we have a very good defensive team. We will also have quite a few contact hitters in our lineup. AVCS returns four starters from last year ’s squad including junior T.J. Burl, who was named as a CVAC All-Star last year, accounting for many of the Patriots’ hits. Seniors Curtis Loreman, Jordan Bezio, and A.J. Gordon are all proven players in the starting lineup. Pitching ace Alex LaFountain also returns for his senior year, though he is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered earlier this year. “We are very hopeful he can make it though the year,” said Douglas, noting an otherwise inexperienced pitching rotation. The Patriots will rely heavily on their new

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LEWIS — A deep roster with many experienced players could allow Elizabethtown-Lewis to surprise some teams in MVAC baseball this year. Nine players return from last year ’s 37 squad, led by senior pitcher Michael Gowdy, who batted a staggering .517 average last year on his way to 15 hits and nine RBI. Classmates Benjamin Goff and Devin Drummond are back as well, both of whom are a known threat at the plate and on the mound. Senior Shawn LaPier and sophomore Timothy LaRock both recorded averages above .300 last year. Brandon Quain, Hunter Mowery, Andrew Mitchell, and Patrick Phillips also return with varsity experience. “All our pitchers are returning,” said head coach Jim Ratliff. “Both our offense and de-

WILLSBORO — The Warriors will look to bounce back from last year ’s 3-8 record as they bring back several promising and proven players. “We are returning nine players from last year ’s team and have lost two players to graduation,” said head coach Andrew Lee. “We are looking to be more of a competitive team this year within our division because of the strong core group of players that are returning.” Seniors Jordon Blanchard, David Gowans, and Justin Drinkwine; juniors Lucas Strong, William Gay, and John Polllock; and sophomores Clay Sherman, Nick Ball, and Clayton Cross all return with varsity experience. Strong, Sherman, Blanchard, Gay, and Pollock will look to get the job done on the mound for Willsboro this year.

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WILLSBORO — Willsboro’s softball team has been a perennial powerhouse in the MVAC, and there’s little reason to think this season will be any different. Six players return from last year’s 9-3 squad, including the formidable pitcher/catcher duo of Marion James and Jade Sayward. Fellow seniors Stephanie Burrows and Sierra Bruno, along with junior Britney Schrieber and sophomore Anna Daly, have also proven themselves well at the varsity level. Joining them will be sophomores Hannah Bruno, Taylor Strong, Serene Holland, Karin Buck, and Renee Provost. Together, they bring promising potential to a veteran team. “We hope to be competitive in all games,” said head coach David Lee. “We will look to win the division and take it from there.”

Willsboro Softball Schedule April 20 - Elizabethtown April 22 - Crown Point April 24 - At Chazy April 26 - Schroon Lake April 28 - At Bolton April 30 - At Elizabethtown May 3 - Chazy May 7 - At Schroon Lake May 12 - At Westport

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: WINDWARD-ONWARD LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/27/2010. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 6470 Main Street, Westport, NY 12993. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-3/20-4/24/10-6TC63139 -------------------------------NOTICE OF FORMATION of Limited Liability Company ("LLC") MORGAN'S LAWN SERVICE, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York ("SSNY") on March 16, 2010, for business conducted from an office located in Essex County, NY. The "SSNY" is designated as agent of the "LLC" upon whom process against it may be served. "SSNY" shall mail a copy of any process to the "LLC" at 1145 Sunset Drive, Willsboro, NY 12996. VN-4/10-5/15/10-6TC63228 --------------------------------

WESTPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF WESTPORT, COUNTY OF ESSEX, NEW YORK NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION (AMENDED 4/12/10) Public Budget Hearing Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Annual Meeting, Election & Vote Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District, Essex County, Westport, New York, will be held in the Westport Central School cafeteria in said District on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. prevailing time, for the presentation of the budget. The budget will be available for review beginning on May 1, 2010 at the Westport Central School during business hours. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Westport Central School District of the Town of Westport, Essex County, New York, will be held in the lobby outside the Bulles Auditorium at the Westport Central School building in said District on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. prevailing time, (or until all who are in attendance at the time have voted), at which time the polls will be open to vote, by ballot, upon the following items: 1. To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2010-2011 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District. 2. To elect one member of the Board for a five (5) year term commencing July 1, 2010 and expiring on June 30, 2015 to succeed Alice W. LaRock whose term expires on June 30, 2010. And, 3. To authorize the purchase of one Express Passenger Van 1500 and the expenditure of a gross sum not to exceed thirtyfive thousand dollars ($35,000) and the use of the sum of thirtyfive thousand dollars ($35,000) from the Bus Reserve fund to pay for the van in full. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to

fund the School District’s budget for 2010-2011, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident of the District during business hours, beginning May 1, 2010 at the Westport Central School. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education shall be filed with the Clerk of said School District at her office in the Westport Central School, not later than Monday, April 19, 2010, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Each petition shall be directed to the Clerk of the District and shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) voters of the District and shall state the residence of each signer. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the qualified voters of the School District shall be entitled to vote at said annual vote and election. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States of America, (2) eighteen years of age or older, and (3) a resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the annual vote and election. The School District may require all persons offering to vote at the budget vote and election to provide one form of proof of residency pursuant to Education Law 8018-c. Such form may include a driver’s license, a non-driver identification card, a utility bill, or a voter registration card. Upon offer of proof of residency, the School District may also require all persons offering to vote to provide their signature, printed name and address. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that qualified voters may apply for absentee ballots at the District Clerk’s office and that a list of persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for inspection in the District Clerk’s office during each of the five days prior to the day of the election, during regular business hours, except Sunday. School District: Westport Central Town of Westport, County of Essex, New York District Clerk: Jana Atwell Dated: March 29, 2010 Amended April 12, 2010 VN-4/3,4/17,5/1,5/15/10-4TC63193 -----------------------------------------

VALLEY NEWS - 17 ----------------------------------------THE REBER CEMETERY ASSOCIATION annual meeting for the election of trustees & any related business will be held on Sunday evening, April 25th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Reber Methodist Church annex. Alan H. Hutchins/Pres. VN-4/17/10-4/24/10-2TC 67825 ----------------------------------------TOWN OF WESTPORT PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please be advised the Town of Westport Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing, Wednesday April 28,2010, at 7:00

P. M. at the Town Hall, 22 Champlain Avenue, Westport, New York for the purpose of considering the following: Proposed Westport Municipal Center— Tax Map Nos. 66.2-1-30.120 & 66.2-1-32.000 – RR-5 District “Community Facility” IndustrialCommercial District. Class B Special Permit. This project may be viewed at the Town Web site, William Johnston Chairman Town of Westport Planning Board Dated: April 1, 2010 VN-4/17/10-1TC-67828 -----------------------------------------


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were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/12/10. Office location: Essex County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 54 Station Street, Lake Placid, New York 12946. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. VN-3/13-4/17/10-6TC63119 --------------------------------

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, number pending, for eating place beer has been applied for by the undersigned* to sell beer at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 2576 County Rt 10 Wadhams Essex County NY for on premises consumption. Courtney and Karen Fair, Flowering Dogwood LLC DBA Dogwood Bread Company. VN-4/10,4/17/10-2TC-63240 -----------------------------------------

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MORIAH UNION CEMETERY ASSOCIATION will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at the Mount Moriah Presbyterian Church, 19 Church St, Port Henry, NY at 6:30 pm, at which time the election of Directors and all Association business will take place. TT/VN-4/17-4/24/10-2TC-67820


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AUTO ACCESSORIES BRAND NEW bed liner for full size, double cab Toyota Tundra. $75 OBO. 518-534-2018

BOATS 1973 NAUTALINE houseboat, 34’, good condition, new engine. $16,500. 518-587-8220, MCGREGOR SAILBOAT plus trailer. Venture 17. Excellent hull, rigging, main and jib sails, micro-cruiser, red, running lights, motor mounts, no motor. 518-962-4446.

CARS FOR SALE 2000 FORD ECONOLINE Ride Away conversion van. 5 door, wheelchair lift, 50K. Mint condition. Must see to appreciate. $17,500. 518-563-5464.

2004 F350 Ford 4x4, 12,500 miles. 2003 Lance truck camper Model 1130, 11’6”. One owner, generator, many extras. Must see. Call 518-834-7615. HARD TOP for 1985 CJ7. Tinted windows, excellent shape. $400. 518-293-8141.

FARM EQUIPMENT 09 GOOSENECK Flat Bed 20’ Deck, 4’ Beavertail, used twice $5000; MF Loader/Bucket and 48” Forks Mounts are for Ford 4000-7610 Tractors $1650; Double Rake Hitch $1050; New Steel Hay Racks; JDR Baler 510 $2850; NH 258 Rake $2050; 3 PT. Brillion Cultivators, 6 Row, Real Clean $1075. 518-796-5303 or 518-639-5353


1990 FREIGHTLINER dump 18/46 box, diesel, $15,000. Galon 503L grader, in good shape, diesel, $12,000. George 518891-4485.

MOTORCYCLE/ ATV 2001 YAMAHA Blaster 200cc. Less than 5hrs. on total engine. Rebuilt 30 over. Good condition. Size 12 Riding Boots included $1000. 873-6805 2005 360 Kawasaki,4-wheeler,4wd,Red, $2300. 518-962-2376 WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726. CHECK us out at

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SATURDAY April 17, 2010


2006 Honda Pilot EX

2009 Toyota Camry LE

2007 Toyota Corolla LE

2009 Honda Civic

Stk#101375A, 2dr., 4cyl., 5spd., AC, 37,873 miles

Stk#101106A, V6, 4WD, auto, AC, PW, PL, alloys, white, 48,702 miles, local trade

Stk#101033A, 4cyl., auto, AC, PW, PL, gray, 64,436 miles

Stk#13018, 4cyl., auto, AC, PW, PL, blue, 4,358 miles

Stk#13013, 4 dr., blue, 4 cyl., 6,820 miles




$8,875 2007 Nissan Maxima


Stk#100T300, V6, auto, leather, M/R, AC, PW, PL, alloys, silver, 69,015 miles, local trade

2007 Hyundai Accent

2007 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab SLT 4WD

Stk#101025A, 2dr., auto, AC, gray, 26,915 miles

Stk#101085A, 4.7 V8, auto, AC, PW, PL, alloys, gray, 51,250 miles




2006 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2005 Pontiac Sunfire

Stk#101196A, auto, AC, PW, PL, gray, 54,500 miles

Stk#101119A, 4cyl., auto, AC, PW, PL, blue, local trade, 49,157 miles



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